David Mostaza Prieto

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of early physiotherapy in reducing the risk of secondary lymphoedema after surgery for breast cancer. DESIGN: Randomised, single blinded, clinical trial. SETTING: University hospital in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. PARTICIPANTS: 120 women who had breast surgery involving dissection of axillary lymph nodes(More)
Using microdialysis, we investigated the circadian rhythms of the extracellular concentrations of dopamine, glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the striatum and nucleus accumbens of the awake rat. Wistar rats were maintained in a 12 hr dark:12 hr light (12:12) cycle for 2 wk before the experiment began. The neurotransmitter levels were measured(More)
This study was aimed at analyzing the effect of mutations in three non-synonymous SNP genes (677C > T and 1298A > C of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene, and 66A > G in the MTRR gene) on total plasmatic homocysteine (Hcy), in 91 mothers of Down syndrome (DS) infants and 90 control mothers. The comparison of both groups of mothers is a new(More)
OBJECTIVES In this study, we evaluate the incidence of and analyse the pre and intraoperative risk factors for the development of postoperative renal dysfunction (PRD), and the impact of such an event on perioperative mortality and on hospital length of stay. In addition, we sought to investigate the influence of a mildly increased serum creatinine (1.3-2.0(More)
BACKGROUND At the APOE gene, encoding apolipoprotein E, genotypes of the ε2/ε3/ε4 alleles associated with higher LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels are also associated with higher coronary risk. However, the association of APOE genotype with other cardiovascular biomarkers and risk of ischaemic stroke is less clear. We evaluated the association of APOE genotype(More)
Most studies associating different types of malformations with the presence of a single umbilical artery (SUA) are based on small and selected series. Here, we present the results of a study aimed at identifying the most frequent, and the most specific anomalies related to SUA. We analyzed 19,909 consecutive newborn infants with congenital malformations,(More)
The aim of this quasi-experimental study is to investigate the effects of a humor-based activity on disruptive behaviors in patients hospitalized in a psychiatric ward. It be compared two homogeneous samples of patients hospitalized in the psychiatric ward of a general hospital (acute ward) during two 83-day-long periods designated baseline (period 1) and(More)
OBJECTIVE The combination of surgery and chemotherapy improves the prognosis of patients with osteogenic sarcoma of the limbs without detectable metastases at presentation. However, lung metastases are a frequent complication. To evaluate the role of the resection of pulmonary metastases of osteogenic sarcoma of the limbs, we have reviewed our experience(More)
BACKGROUND The frequency of hypospadias is not uniform worldwide. Several countries have reported an increase in its frequency at birth. Although a better ascertainment of the minor forms has been considered as an explanation, the potential effect of environmental endocrine disrupters has also been proposed. We studied the secular trend of hypospadias in(More)
INTRODUCTION For many patients suffering from end-stage heart failure, heart transplantation remains the only hope for survival, but the shortage of donor organ is increasing. The growing number of patients awaiting heart transplantation has led many centers to expand the donor pool by liberalizing donor criteria, including advances in surgical techniques(More)