Elena Ramírez

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Appropriate dosing of coumarins is difficult to establish, due to significant inter-individual variability in the dose required to obtain stable anticoagulation. Several genetic and other clinical factors have been associated with the coumarins dose, and some pharmacogenetic-guided dosing algorithms for warfarin and acenocoumarol have been developed for(More)
Detection and reporting of drug-induced life-threatening potassium disturbances and the study of associated factors under a Pharmacovigilance Program using Laboratory Signals at a Hospital (PPLSH) during a 2-year period. All serum potassium levels <2 mmol/l or >7 mmol/l detected at admission to the hospital, including those of patients who died in the(More)
The enzyme 5alpha-reductase is responsible for the conversion of testosterone (T) to its more potent androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This steroid had been implicated in androgen-dependent diseases such as: benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, acne and androgenic alopecia. The inhibition of 5alpha-reductase enzyme offers a potentially useful(More)
In order to study the biological activity of the two novel steroidal carbamates derivatives: 8a and 8b, we determined the concentration of both compounds that inhibit the 50% of the activity of human prostate 5alpha-reductase enzyme, as well as the in vivo effect of these compounds in the weight of hamster prostate and flank organs diameter size. We(More)
Background. Methylphenidate (MPH) is widely used in treating children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Hepatotoxicity is a rare phenomenon; only few cases are described with no liver failure. Case. We report on the case of a 12-year-old boy who received MPH for attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Two months later the patient presented(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to describe the characteristics of the use of systemic antifungal agents (AFAs) and to evaluate their appropriateness of use. A prospective drug-utilisation study was conducted in intensive-care areas: haematology-oncology services and transplant units. Data were collected in three periods over 9 months. The required(More)
Antiandrogens are widely used agents for the treatment of androgen dependent diseases as inhibitors of androgen receptors (AR) action. Although the precise mechanism of antiandrogen action is not yet elucidated, recent studies indicate the involvement of the structure of the ligand in relation with the nuclear co-repressors. In the present study, we(More)
UNLABELLED Toxicovigilance is the active process of identifying and evaluating the toxic risks existing in a community, and evaluating the measures taken to reduce or eliminate them. OBJECTIVE Through a validated toxicovigilance program (SAT-HULP) we examined the characteristics of acute poisoning cases (APC) attended in the Emergency Department (ED) of(More)
Often the only available data in literature for sample size estimations in bioequivalence studies is intersubject variability, which tends to result in overestimation of sample size. In this paper, we proposed a preliminary model of intrasubject variability based on intersubject variability for Cmax and AUC data from randomized, crossovers, bioequivalence(More)