Augusto Corominas

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Adiponectin may play an important role in the regulation of body weight, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the distribution of adiponectin in a Mediterranean adult population and its relationship with cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome. A cross-sectional study was performed in a(More)
Patients with severe stenoses of the carotid and renal arteries define a population at high risk but most of them are asymptomatic. Here arises the question of who must be tested and what would be the actual utility of a screening program in the general or selected populations. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a duplex-based screening for(More)
The aim of this work was to assess the relationship between GH-binding protein (GHBP) and leptin. Both peptides are nutritionally regulated, but the recent implication of a role for leptin in the GH axis requires further study. To avoid the sexual dimorphism in leptin values, we performed leptin standardization according to gender (SD score-leptin). The(More)
The lack of standardization of methods to measure cardiac markers for coronaria ischaemia, particularly troponin, led us to perform an analytical evaluation of two new immunoassays to quantify CK-MB mass and troponin I using the Dimension RxL automatic analyser. The reliability and analytical intervals of the methods were studied as well as reference values(More)
Patients with renal insufficiency can have elevations of serum troponin without suspected clinical coronary ischemia. Although cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in patients with renal failure, the process of elevation of serum troponin is not well known. Troponin T is more frequently elevated than troponin I in these patients which leads to(More)
We compared two binding assays for growth hormone binding protein (GHBP) measurements, which differ in the method of bound and free GH separation: HPLC-gel filtration or dextran coated-charcoal adsorption (DCC). Two pools of sera (high and medium GHBP activity) were used for quality-control assessment. Moreover, 62 samples from 34 children and 28 adults(More)
Beside the anticoagulant and antithrombotic activity, heparin also exerts a lipolytic activity. In a prospective study on patients with venous thromboembolism and some contraindications to coumarin therapy, a low-molecular-weight heparin (Fragmin) was compared to unfractioned (UF) heparin in terms of both efficacy and safety. A secondary aim was to study(More)
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