Cristian Díaz

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PURPOSE A murine model of helminth-induced keratitis (river blindness) that is characterized by a biphasic recruitment of neutrophils (days 1-3) and eosinophils (days 3+) to the cornea has been developed. The purpose of this study was to determine the relative contribution of P- and E-selectin in recruitment of these inflammatory cells from limbal vessels(More)
Bacteriological contamination of well water and wash water in a random sample obtained from 50 farms from Villa María (Córdoba) dairy area, Argentina, was evaluated during a visit in 2007. Forty six percent and 24 % of farms showed an aerobic mesophilic bacteria count higher than 500 CFU/ml in wash water and well water, respectively. Escherichia coli was(More)
Sixty-four patients were evaluated for urinary tract infection (UTI) during the first six months after renal transplantation. Eighty per cent received the allograft from a living, related donor and 37% were female. The median age was 33.8 years. All the patients received cefazolin as perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis. No prophylaxis was given during the(More)
Immune response stimulation to prevent infection progression may be an adjuvant to antimicrobial treatment. Lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) is an immunomodulator involved in immune cell recruitment and activation. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of LPC in combination with colistin, tigecycline, or imipenem in experimental murine models of(More)
This study focuses on the relationship between industrial clustering and innovation. It contributes to this literature by showing two empirical properties of the cluster learning process: first, that the structure of the knowledge network in a cluster is related with the heterogeneous distribution of firm knowledge bases and, second, that business(More)
There are two aspects to considerations of the value of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in the treatment of renal insufficiency with associated pathology. The first involves the effects of the treatment on the symptoms or evolution of the pathology. Examples include the improvement of dyspnea due to cardiac insufficiency (CI) and of cirrhotic ascites (CA).(More)
BACKGROUND Acute ischemic stroke in adults was given an Explicit Guarantee of diagnosis and treatment (GES) with Clinical Guidelines in 2007 as part of the on-going Chilean National Health Reform. AIM To evaluate the adherence to official guidelines with regard to the use of diagnostic methods for patients with acute ischemic stroke during their stay in a(More)
Proliferation and differentiation of myoblasts from hypertrophic muscles were studied "in vitro" in two cases of syringomyelia with muscle hypertrophy (MH). Their myoblast growth was compared with that of muscle cells sampled on the contralateral side in the same patients and in control subjects. The effect of a circulating factor was tested using patient(More)
BACKGROUND Transforming growth factor alpha (TGF-alpha) is a 50-amino acid polypeptide that has been related to cell proliferation and differentiation. METHODS Proximal and distal colon from fetal, newborn, and adult rats were studied by immunohistochemical techniques using a monoclonal antibody against human and rat TGF-alpha. RESULTS Immunoreactive(More)