Clotilde Vázquez

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Vitamin D deficiency has been recently associated with the metabolic syndrome. However, it is not known whether this possible association of vitamin D deficiency with the metabolic syndrome is still present at very high degrees of obesity, as in morbidly obese patients. METHODS Transversal, observational study that included 73(More)
The characteristics of homeless people in Europe are almost unknown. The aim of this study was to describe the lifetime and 12-month prevalence of DSM-III-R/CIDI mental disorders among the homeless population of Madrid. A total of 261 homeless subjects, sampled from different sites, participated in the study. In terms of DSM-III-R lifetime rates, 50% of the(More)
PURPOSE The present report attempts to clarify whether there is a relationship between aromatase activity (ARAC) and estradiol (E2), hormonal receptors, E2 receptor (ER), and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), as well as with tumor stage and histopathology in human breast cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 225 breast carcinomas, 67 of which(More)
RATIONALE The Eating Assessment Tool-10 (EAT-10) is a self-administered, analogical, direct-scoring screening tool for dysphagia. OBJECTIVE To translate and adapt the EAT-10 into Spanish, and to evaluate its psychometric properties. METHODS After the translation and back-translation process of the EAT-10 ES, a prospective study was performed in adult(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Reduction of cardiovascular risk with high consumption of fish in diet is still a matter of debate, and concerns about heavy metal contamination have limited consumption of oily fish. We aimed to evaluate the effect of regular ingestion of white fish on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with metabolic syndrome. METHODS AND(More)
The Basque population is one of the oldest populations of Europe. It has been suggested that the Basques arose from a population established in western Europe during the late Paleolithic Age. The Basque language (Euskera) is a supposedly pre-Indo-European language that originates from the first settlers of Europe. The variable distribution of the major(More)
The DR-locus controlled B-cell antigens were studied in 163 unrelated Spanish coeliac children and 68 families of this group, nine of them with more than one coeliac patient, to obtain more information about the association between these antigens and coeliac disease. The results show that the most common coeliac phenotypes are DR3/DR7, DR7/DR5, DR3/other(More)
BACKGROUND Oral nutritional supplements have been recommended after orthopedic surgery in geriatric patients to reduce postoperative complications. However, tolerability of supplements could be a limitation, and their universal use is not supported by the heterogeneity of previous studies, especially in patients without malnutrition. METHODS This study is(More)
A hexosaminidase from autolyzed cultures of Aspergillus nidulans was purified 196 fold and characterized as a beta-N-acetylglucosaminidase (EC 3.2.1.30). The enzyme has a MW of 190000, a pI of 4.3, and optimum pH of 5.0 and is unstable at temperatures above 50 degrees C. The enzyme is a glycoprotein with 19.5% sugars, mannose being the principal component.(More)
AIMS To evaluate serum levels of osteocalcin (OC), procollagen type 1 N-terminal propeptide (P1PN) and beta-CrossLaps (beta-CTx) in obese subjects and their relationship with glucose metabolism parameters. SUBJECTS Sixty-four obese patients classified according to their glucose tolerance. DESIGN Case-control study. MEASUREMENTS A 75-g oral glucose(More)