Elvira Bosch

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AIMS Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in subjects with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), but diabetes, the most common cause of CKD, has also been linked to low levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]. We compare vitamin D status between subjects with type 2 diabetes-related advanced CKD and subjects with either advanced CKD without(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Vascular calcification is highly prevalent in this population and is an independent predictor of cardiovascular mortality. Vascular calcification in uraemic patients is known to be an active and regulated process subject to the action of many(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The frequency and morphology of central acetabular osteophyte formation were evaluated in patients with osteoarthritis. METHODS One hundred preserved acetabular specimens were evaluated for the occurrence of central osteophytes (excrescences present in the articulation of the hip joint), their relationship to marginal and femoral(More)
The electrogram storage is a feature offered by the last generation of defibrillators, which enables the physician to establish whether the sensed episode and the electrical therapy delivered by the device was appropriate. The incidence of electromagnetic interferences may be higher than initially suspected with the latest generation of defibrillators. Such(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Different biochemical abnormalities of metabolic bone disease have been associated with anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD), mainly in hemodialysis patients. However, all of these abnormalities are closely inter-related and their individual effect on the development of anemia is uncertain. This study was aimed to assess the relationship(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Diabetic retinopathy is a microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus whose prevalence is closely related to the presence of nephropathy and hypertension. The aim was to study clinical and pharmacological factors that are associated with an increased need for laser photocoagulation in patients with diabetic nephropathy and(More)
We compared the sensitivity and specificity of S-100 and MIA in advanced melanoma, in 96 patients with no evidence of disease (NED) and 86 patients with metastatic melanoma. Abnormal S100 (>0.2 microg/l) and MIA (>14 ng/ml) results were found in 1.1% and 3.2% of NED patients and in 59.3% and 54.6% of the patients with active melanoma (p<0.001). Using both(More)
BACKGROUND Decreased 25 hydroxyvitamin D serum levels have been related to an increase in cardiovascular morbility and mortality in both general population and chronic kidney disease patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between 25 hydroxyvitamin D serum level, cardiovascular risk factors and previous established cardiovascular(More)
INTRODUCTION The most common cause of hypercalcemia in patients with transplanted kidneys is persistent hyperparathyroidism, which presents in 10%-30% of patients with functioning renal grafts. In these patients, the treatment of vitamin D-resistant hyperparathyroidism traditionally required parathyroidectomy. Calcimimetic agents represent a new therapeutic(More)