Esther H Tamayo

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The use of pro-angiogenic growth factors in ischemia models has been associated with limited success in the clinical setting, in part owing to the short lived effect of the injected cytokine. The use of a microparticle system could allow localized and sustained cytokine release and consequently a prolonged biological effect with induction of tissue(More)
The incidence, clinical manifestations, and circulating clones involved in Streptococcus pyogenes invasive disease was analyzed in two regions of Spain between 1998 and 2009. The annual average incidence of invasive disease was 2 episodes per 100,000 inhabitants (3.1 for children and 1.9 for adults). The most frequent clinical manifestations were cellulitis(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the genetic characteristics of Streptococcus pyogenes showing the MLSB phenotype of macrolide resistance from 1999 to 2005 in Spain and to highlight the substantial increase in these isolates in the last few years. The antimicrobial susceptibilities of 17,232 group A streptococci isolated from Madrid and Gipuzkoa from(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the mechanisms of action by which pravastatin improves vascular reactivity in a mouse model of preeclampsia induced by overexpression of soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt)-1. STUDY DESIGN Pregnant CD-1 mice were randomly allocated to tail vein injection with adenovirus carrying sFlt-1 or murine immunoglobulin G2(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the effects of pravastatin on the altered vascular function in a mouse model of preeclampsia induced by overexpression of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1). METHODS Pregnant CD1 mice, at day 8 of gestation, were randomly allocated to injection using the tail vein of the adenovirus carrying sFlt-1 (10 plaque-forming units in(More)
Acidic fibroblast growth factor (FGF1) and neuregulin-1 (NRG1) are growth factors involved in cardiac development and regeneration. Microparticles (MPs) mediate cytokine sustained release, and can be utilized to overcome issues related to the limited therapeutic protein stability during systemic administration. We sought to examine whether the(More)
OBJECTIVE To know the clinical entities caused by Streptococcus pyogenes as well as the characteristics of the isolates involved in them throughout a 7-year-study. METHODS All S. pyogenes infectious episodes from the community recorded in the reference hospital of Gipuzkoa between 2005 and 2011 were included (n = 11,342). A random selection of 10% of(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been shown that the level of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) is elevated in pregnant women who are destined to have preeclampsia, and a role for sFlt-1 in its pathogenesis has been suggested. Our objective was to determine the effect of the over-expression of sFlt-1 on blood pressure and the occurrence of other manifestations of(More)
Partial renal ablation leads to progressive renal insufficiency and is a model of chronic renal failure from diverse causes. We find that mice develop functional and morphologic characteristics of chronic renal failure after partial renal ablation, including glomerular sclerosis, systemic hypertension, and reduced glomerular filtration. However, we now(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of non-fluoroquinolone (FQ)-susceptible Streptococcus pyogenes isolates and to study their mechanisms of resistance. We performed a prospective prevalence study with 468 isolates collected from 2005 to 2007 and a retrospective study that was based on the examination of existing data(More)