Francisco J Rodríguez Esparragón

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Strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa resistant to aminoglycoside antibiotics were selected from 152 clinical isolates. We identified two patterns of resistance correlating with the resistance mechanism characterized by changes in permeability, enzymatic modification due to the acetylating enzyme, AAC(6')-II, or a combination of both. We detected enzymatic(More)
Genome-wide association studies have shown an association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction in new chromosomal regions: 1p13.1, 2q36.3, 9p21 and 10q11.21. The SNPs from the 9p21 region constitute a risk haplotype due to the strong linkage disequilibrium in this area. These SNPs have been(More)
The combination of renin-angiotensin system blockers with calcium channel blockers appears to be one of the most effective options for treating hypertension and diabetes.Nevertheless, not all calcium blockers behave in the same manner. Manidipine, unlike other third-generation dihydropyridine derived drugs, blocks T-type calcium channels present in the(More)
The biological, physical and psychological burden of a chronic disease has an impact on the quality of life of people who suffer from it. The perception of quality of life is affected by psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression that have a high prevalence in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). These factors are also linked to lower life(More)
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is an independent protective factor against cardiovascular disease. The enzyme paraoxonase-1 (PON-1) contributes to the anti-atherogenic effects of HDL. In vitro studies have demonstrated that paraoxonase's substrates are highly heterogeneous and that some contribute to the development of atherosclerotic lesions. The(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Previous studies angiotensin-converting enzyme gene insertion/deletion polymorphism ACE (I/D), angiotensinogen gene polymorphism, and angiotensin II AT1 receptor polymorphism in relation to coronary heart disease controversial results. This study was designed to analyze the association between these gene polymorphisms and the(More)
Stroke is a disease with significant morbidity, mortality, and economic and social impacts. It is a complex entity whose pathogenesis involves multiple environmental and genetic factors, with the latter having a role in up to 50% of strokes. The objective of the review is to analyze the available methods for the genetic diagnosis including linkage studies(More)