Carlos Jorge-Ripper

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AIM To analyze the prognostic impact of short-term changes in the intensity of delirium in association or not with sepsis. We also aimed to analyze if s100B, a serum protein derived from astrocytes related to cerebral damage, could be a marker of delirium or sepsis. METHODS We included 47 patients with acute delirium and sepsis, 36 with delirium and no(More)
AIMS To analyze the relationship between low vitamin D levels and mortality among alcoholics. METHODS One hundred twenty-eight alcoholic patients admitted to our hospital were followed up as outpatients. Nutritional status was evaluated measuring percentages of fat and lean mass in different body compartments. RESULTS Lower vitamin D levels were(More)
BACKGROUND Sclerostin inhibits osteoblast functions, differentiations, and survival rates. As an endogenous inhibitor of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway, the sclerostin should be related to decreased bone masses, although several studies indicate opposite results. In addition, it may be related to insulin resistances and carbohydrate metabolisms, a relation(More)
Steatohepatitis is a common finding in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. As in other forms of steatohepatitis, oxidative damage may play an outstanding role. However, there are conflicting results relative to the role of iron on hepatic lipogenesis. Proinflammatory cytokines up-regulate ferritin expression, probably reflecting a defensive mechanism(More)
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