Emilio Pintor

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Early restenosis is the major complication of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), occurring in approximately 30% of all initially successful procedures. The D/I polymorphism of the ACE gene, which has variably been reported to represent a risk factor for manifestations of ischemic heart disease, has recently been implicated in the(More)
The complexity of recognizing the potential contribution of a number of possible predictors of complex disorders is increasingly challenging with the application of large-scale single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) typing. In the search for putative genetic factors predisposing to coronary artery restenosis following balloon angioplasty, we determined(More)
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) have been associated with some drugs, particularly anticonvulsants such as phenytoin. Some authors have pointed out an increased risk of TEN/SJS when phenytoin is associated with whole brain radiotherapy. We report a patient diagnosed with breast adenocarcinoma and brain metastases that was(More)
Low serum concentrations of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and elevated levels of acute-phase reactans are frequently found in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and cardiovascular disease. Changes in the phenotype of circulating monocytes have been reported with both of these circumstances in nondiabetic subjects. In(More)
This case report deals with a rare association: tuberculosis and cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis. The patient was a 36-year-old man with no significant past medical problems. He presented with a palpable purpura on both legs, low-grade fever, cough and expectoration, progressive dyspnea due to a massive left pleural effusion and a symmetric swelling(More)
A polymorphic marker of the gene encoding the interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor antagonist has been recently reported to be associated with risk of coronary artery disease. However, no prospective studies of the IL-1 gene cluster in relation to the occurrence of restenosis, a major complication of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), have so(More)
INTRODUCTION Infections of the hand may be associated with lymphangitis and lymphadenitis. In most cases, bacterial infections are responsible but these may be also due to viral infections. MATERIAL AND METHODS We describe a clinical case of a recurrent infection in the left thumb of a health male. Bacterial and viral cultures were performed. RESULTS(More)
A 69-year-old female was admitted to our hospital because of asthenia, anorexia and 20 kg weight loss. An ultrasound study and computerized tomography (CT) imaging revealed a mesenteric mass and laparotomy was performed. The diagnosis was mesenteric tuberculosis with jejunal involvement. This represents an atypical onset of tuberculosis in a(More)
Early restenosis is the major complication of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), occurring in '30% of all initially successful procedures. The D/I polymorphism of the ACE gene, which has variably been reported to represent a risk factor for manifestations of ischemic heart disease, has recently been implicated in the pathophysiology of(More)
Plasma lipid metabolic and transfer processes have recently been suggested to play an important role in the development of early restenosis, a major complication of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA); in particular, the common variants of genes for cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) and paraoxonase (PONA) have been implicated. We(More)