Eulalia Valle-Garay

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Purpose: To evaluate the impact of acquired and inherited factors on the development of lipodystrophic syndrome in patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy.Methods: Two hundred forty-three human immunodeficiency virus-infected Caucasians on highly active antiretroviral therapy were prospectively followed-up for 3 years. Eleven were naÍve and 232(More)
Matrix-metalloproteases (MMPs) and their tissue-inhibitors (TIMPs), modulated by different single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), are critical in sepsis development. Ninety ICU severely septic and 91 ICU uninfected patients were prospectively studied. MMP-1 (-1607 1G/2G), MMP-3 (-1612 5A/6A), MMP-8 (-799 C/T), MMP-9 (-1562 C/T), and MMP-13 (-77A/G) SNPs(More)
To determine whether polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genes encoding cytokines and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) might play some role in lumbar disc herniation (LDH). Case–control study in which 179 patients were retrospectively reviewed. The case group was made of 50 patients with symptomatic LDH diagnosed by MRI while the control group was made of 129(More)
INTRODUCTION Nitric oxide (NO) influences susceptibility to infection and hemodynamic failure (HF) in sepsis. NOS3 and NOS2 SNPs might modify plasma nitrite/nitrate (NOx) levels, sepsis development, hemodynamics and survival. METHODS 90 severely septic and 91 non-infected ICU patients were prospectively studied. NOS3 (E298D), NOS3 (-786 T/C), NOS3 (27(More)
Very little information is available on the involvement of newly characterized adipokines in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/antiretroviral therapy (ART)-associated lipodystrophy syndrome (HALS). Our aim was to determine whether apelin, apelin receptor, omentin, RBP4, vaspin and visfatin genetic variants and plasma levels are associated with HALS. We(More)
The role of exposure to antiretrovirals (ARV) and serum matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) on liver fibrosis (LF) progression in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) mono or HIV- hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection is unclear. Thus, 213 Caucasian adult HIV-infected patients were studied, 111 of whom had HCV-coinfection and 68 were HCV-monoinfected. Patients with(More)
Osteomyelitis (OM) is a bone infection characterized by necrosis and new formation of bone. Because matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) play an important role in bone extracellular matrix remodeling, we investigated the role of some MMP polymorphisms in OM patients. A total of 118 OM patients and 300 blood donors were genotyped for the polymorphisms of MMP1(More)
Neutrophils (PMN), potent phagocytes, are the first line of the host immune defence against microorganisms, especially bacteria. Their half-life is very short and they are eliminated through apoptosis. Delayed neutrophil apoptosis is a characteristic feature of human osteomyelitis arising from Gram-negative or Gram-positive bacterial infection. The aim of(More)
Background: Patients with osteomyelitis have a decreased rate of spontaneous apoptosis of their peripheral blood neutrophils. The G(-248)A polymorphism in the promoter region of the bax gene is associated with prolonged peripheral blood neutrophil survival in leukemic patients and may play some role in osteomyelitis.Methods: Bax G(-248)A promoter(More)
Pharmacogenetics refers to the effect of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within human genes on drug therapy outcome. Its study might help clinicians to increase the efficacy of antiretroviral drugs by improving their pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and by decreasing their side effects. HLAB*5701 genotyping to avoid the abacavir-associated(More)