Bruno Vidal

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Our aim was to compare bone gene expression in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and primary osteoporosis (OP) patients. Secondary aims were to determine the association of gene expression of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway with inflammatory cytokines in the bone microenvironment and to assess the serum levels of Wnt/β-catenin proteins in both groups. RA(More)
The polymorphism of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) promoter gene at position -308 and that of the lymphotoxin alpha (LTA) gene at position 252 have been implicated as genetic risk factors for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in some populations. In a nested case-control study, we investigated the possible association of these polymorphisms with(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteocalcin (OC) is the most abundant non-collagenous bone protein and is determinant for bone mineralization. We aimed to compare OC bone expression and serum factors related to its carboxylation in hip fragility fracture and osteoarthritis patients. We also aimed to identify which of these factors were associated with worse mechanical(More)
OBJECTIVE To make the validation of a new system of prognostic estimation of survival in critical patients (EPEC) seen in a multidisciplinar Intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN AND SCOPE Prospective analysis of a patient cohort seen in the ICU of a multidisciplinar Intensive Medicine Service of a reference teaching hospital with 19 beds. PATIENTS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with higher levels of inflammatory mediators and with a more atherogenic lipid profile. Dyslipidemia can be present years before arthritis develops. Lymphotoxin-α (LTA) is a cytokine that mediates proinflammatory responses while also participating in lipid homeostasis, and its transcriptional activity is in(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported a continuous activation of caspase-1 and increased interleukin (IL)-1β levels in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These observations raised the hypothesis that drugs targeting the IL-1β pathway, in addition to tumour necrosis factor (TNF), may be particularly effective for early RA treatment. We have recently(More)
Large vocabulary speech recognition, its techniques and its software and hardware technology, are being developed, aimed at providing the office user with a tool that could significantly improve both quantity and quality of his work: the dictation machine, which allows memos and documents to be input using voice and a microphone instead of fingers and a(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease characterized by cellular infiltration into the joints, hyperproliferation of synovial cells and bone damage. Available treatments for RA only induce remission in around 30% of the patients, have important adverse effects and its use is limited by their high cost.(More)
INTRODUCTION Intermediate Care Units are forms to provide health care services to potentially critical patients that allow for improved cost-benefit ratio of the care offered by Intensive Medicine Departments. OBJECTIVE Analyze heart care repercussion that the permanent opening of this type of unit had in a reference teaching center. DESIGN Prospective.(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously found in the chronic SKG mouse model of arthritis that long standing (5 and 8 months) inflammation directly leads to high collagen bone turnover, disorganization of the collagen network, disturbed bone microstructure and degradation of bone biomechanical properties. The main goal of the present work was to study the effects of(More)