Fernando O'Connor

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Fasciola hepatica infection of cattle and sheep is an important cause of clinical disease and production losses, and is controlled at present by a combination of chemotherapy and management measures. However, the prospects for the control of F. hepatica infection by vaccination are good, and we have previously shown substantial protection of cattle against(More)
Cattle produce specific serum antibody mainly of the IgG1 isotype in response to infection with the liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica. In these animals a positive correlation between fluke-specific serum IgG1 levels and fluke-burden in non-immunized infected animals was observed. In contrast, immunization of cattle with a combination of the fluke-derived(More)
Three patients who underwent successful surgical treatment of cardiac hydatid disease are discussed. The nonspecificity of diagnostic measures and the importance of keeping this diagnosis in mind when faced with a patient coming from an area where hydatidosis is endemic are stressed. We propose the use of cardiopulmonary bypass in the surgical treatment of(More)
A new case of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) suffering ischemic heart disease is reported. The patient was successfully operated on in our Institution and the bibliographic search showed only another case of such an association of diseases successfully treated by surgery. This patient proves that coronary artery surgery procedures are possible when OI(More)
Forty eight healthy dogs are subjects to cardiopulmonary bypass and divide into two groups according to whether the perfusion is performed in normothermia or moderate hypothermia (30 degrees C). The effects on oxidative phosphorylation and mitochondrial respiration, produced by increasing periods of myocardial anoxia from aortic cross clamping, are studied.(More)
A 62-year-old man was accepted to our institution because of hypereosinophilia, severe tricuspid regurgitation and isolated right restrictive myocardiopathy, with thrombi inside the right atrium and ventricle. Based on the diagnosis of hypereosinophilic syndrome plus eosinophilic myocarditis, the patient underwent a tricuspid valve repair and(More)