Daniel Humberto Mendez Lozano

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BACKGROUND Our aim was to compare the intercycle reproducibility of serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) measurements with that of other markers of ovarian follicular status. METHODS Forty-seven normo-ovulatory, infertile women underwent serum AMH, inhibin B, estradiol and FSH measurements and early antral follicle (2-12 mm in diameter) counts by(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current data suggest that parathyroid hormone (PTH)-related peptide (PTHrP) domains other than the N-terminal PTH-like domain contribute to its role as an endogenous bone anabolic factor. PTHrP-107-139 inhibits bone resorption, a fact which has precluded an unequivocal demonstration of its possible anabolic action in vivo. We thus(More)
We undertook a multicenter, randomized, controlled, phase 1/2 clinical study to investigate the safety and efficacy of a fibrin sealant containing 4 IU/ml thrombin (FS 4IU) for the attachment of autologous sheet grafts in patients with deep partial-thickness or full-thickness burn wounds. Fibrin sealant (FS 4IU) was compared with staples for adherence of(More)
Bone fracture healing impairment related to mechanical problems has been largely corrected by advances in fracture management. Better protocols, more strict controls of time and function, and hardware and surgical technique evolution have contributed to better prognosis, even in complex fractures. However, atrophic nonunion persists in clinical cases where,(More)
A deficit in bone formation is a major factor in diabetes-related osteopenia. We examined here whether diabetes-associated changes in osteoblast phenotype might in part result from a decrease in PTH-related protein (PTHrP). We used a bone marrow ablation model in diabetic mice by multiple streptozotocin injections. PTHrP (1-36) (100 microg/kg, every other(More)
Angiogenesis and bone formation are coupled during skeletal development and fracture healing. This relationship, although known for some time, has not been properly explored. Advances in the discovery of how angiogenesis is regulated in physiological processes like embryogenesis, endometrial regeneration and wound healing or in pathologies such as cancer(More)
Recent in vivo findings suggest that the bone sparing effect of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) in diabetic mice might occur at least in part through targeting a suppressed Wnt/β-catenin pathway in osteoblasts. We here aimed to examine the inhibitory action of a high glucose environment on specific components of the canonical Wnt pathway, and(More)
Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is an important modulator of bone formation. Recently, we reported that PTHrP (107-111) (osteostatin) coating onto mesoporous ceramics confers osteogenic activity to these materials. Bone repair is dramatically compromised in osteopenia/osteoporosis. Thus, we examined the efficacy of unmodified and organically(More)
To evaluate the importance of follicular flushing on semi natural cycles IVF, we have compared prospectively the reproductive potential of oocytes obtained from follicular fluid (group A, n = 79) to those obtained from follicular flushing (group B, n = 47) in 146 oocyte pick-ups. The groups A and B were similar on the fertilisation rate (79.7% versus 88.1%,(More)
The parathyroid-hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is an important modulator of bone formation and bone remodeling. High and/or prolonged glucocorticoid (GC) treatments inhibit PTHrP expression in osteoblastic cells and bone formation and repair. We assessed the ability of the N- and C-terminal PTHrP fragments to restore the GC-altered bone regeneration after(More)