Enrique Moreno

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Background. Cirrhotic patients who are transplanted have a high risk of developing incisional hernia (IH). Materials and methods. We have analysed the incidence and treatment of IH in 465 patients with liver transplantation (LT). In order to find predisposing factors, we compared these patients with a similar group of patients with LT without IH. Fifty-four(More)
Maternal deprivation [24h on postnatal day 9] might represent an animal model of schizophrenia and behavioural and neurochemical alterations observed in adulthood may be mediated by hippocampal impairments induced by abnormally increased glucocorticoids due to neonatal stress. We aimed to provide new data for psychoimmunoendocrine characterization of this(More)
Treatment of recurrent hepatitis C in liver transplant is controversial. The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical and histological efficacy of pegylated interferon alpha 2b (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin therapy of recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation (LT). We prospectively included 47 liver transplant patients with: 1) a positive test for(More)
There is evidence for the existence of functional interactions between nicotine and cannabinoids and opioid compounds in adult experimental animals. However, there is scarce information about these relationships in young animals. In the present study we evaluated short and long-term effects of a subchronic nicotine treatment [0.4 mg/kg daily i.p. injections(More)
The present article focuses on psychoneuroendocrine effects of cannabinoids in developing animals, with special emphasis on the perinatal, periweanling and periadolescent periods. We describe and discuss published data dealing with acute and long-term effects of exposure to cannabinoid agonists in such critical periods. Human studies have demonstrated that(More)
Osteopenia is a major complication of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). However, no effective therapy for bone disease has been defined. We have studied vertebral bone mineral density (VMD) and fasting serum markers of bone formation [bone gla protein (BGP), procollagen I carboxyterminal peptide (PICP)] and metabolism (serum Ca, P, intact parathyroid(More)
The significance of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) compatibility and preformed antibodies in liver transplantation remains unclear. The objectives of this study were to evaluate, in a single-center cohort comprising 896 liver transplants, whether the degree of donor-recipient compatibility and preformed antibodies modified graft survival. Univariate(More)
Fatty livers occur in up to 20% of potential liver donors and increase cellular injury during the ischemia/reperfusion phase, so any intervention that could enable a better outcome of grafts for liver transplantation would be very useful. The effect of melatonin on liver ischemia/reperfusion injury in a rat model of obesity and hepatic steatosis has been(More)
We assessed the cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) in 116 stable liver transplant patients surviving for 5 years or more (median: 102 months). The prevalence of smokers was 29.3%, hypertension 49.1%, obesity 22.4%, hypercholesterolemia 34.5%, hypertriglyceridemia 11.2%, and hyperhomocysteinemia 57.8%. Diabetes was found in 21.5% of the patients, being more(More)
Although extensive research on negative priming has been conducted using behavioural measures, little is known about its brain correlates. Moreover, results from this scarce number of studies are rather contradictory. The aim of this study is to further explore the temporal course of negative and positive priming in the brain by means of an identity task in(More)