Carlos Diaz Iglesias

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BACKGROUND Müllerian duct anomalies occur in 0.1% to 3% of women, and they are often associated with reproductive problems such as miscarriage, premature labour, premature rupture of the membranes, or malpresentation. Having a twin pregnancy in a patient with a bicornuate uterus (uterus bicornis unicollis) is rare, especially if it is a spontaneous(More)
BACKGROUND Both oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) and estradiol (E2) valerate have been used to schedule gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles and, consequently, laboratory activities. However, there are no studies comparing treatment outcomes directly between these two pretreatment methods. This randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical usefulness of leukocyte elastase determination in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND Recent research has shown the important role of elastase, a proteolytic enzyme released by neutrophils, in the pathogenesis of CAD. METHODS 141 patients underwent coronary angiography during investigation of(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological evidence suggests a cardioprotective role of α-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-derived ω-3 fatty acid. It is unclear whether ALA is beneficial in a background of high marine ω-3 fatty acids (long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) intake. In persons at high cardiovascular risk from Spain, a country in which fish consumption is(More)
STUDY QUESTION Does the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) change endometrial gene expression when used for cycle programming? SUMMARY ANSWER COCP used for scheduling purposes does not have a significant impact on endometrial gene expression related to endometrial receptivity. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY Controversy exists around COCP pretreatment for(More)
Recently, growing interest in vitamin D has emerged from findings that demonstrate a low vitamin D status in populations. Similarly, much interest has been shown in the role that anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) plays in reproductive physiology. Considerable confusion as to whether vitamin D status is related to ovarian function can be found in the literature.(More)
Sixteen patients who had massive pulmonary thromboembolism and shock had no history of cardiopulmonary disease. We present an evaluation of the short-term effects of fibrinolytic treatment consisting of intrapulmonary administration of a bolus of 500,000 IU of urokinase followed by infusion of 1 x 10(6) IU into the right auricle over 12 h and subsequent(More)
Increased white blood cell count has been reported associated with increase risk of coronary heart disease. We studied the relationship of white blood cell count to the 5 year incidence of coronary heart disease mortality in 152 men, without myocardial infarction or infection in the 6 months prior to the study. The coronary heart disease was determined by(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest that leucocyte elastase is involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The objective of this study was to characterize the role of leucocyte elastase in arterial disease in women. METHODS Forty-two women underwent coronary angiography because of chest pain or valvulopathy. Twenty-three showed no signs of lesions(More)
In this paper, two complementary approaches, mathematical modeling and experimental results are combined to identify variables that affect the in vivo biodegradation of magnesium implants. The in vivo corrosion behavior of AZ31 alloy proposed for temporary applications as fixation of bone fractures has been modeled solving the Laplace equation by finite(More)