Francisco Javier Serrano-Hernando

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Sexual dimorphism in blood pressure (BP) regulation has been observed both in humans and experimental animals, and estrogens have been shown to contribute to this epidemiological observation. A key enzyme in determining estrogen levels is aromatase cytochrome P450. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of the gene encoding aromatase, CYP19A1, as an(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish the incidence of restenosis (RES) following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and evaluate clinical and technical factors related to its development. DESIGN Prospective non-randomised cohort study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred and twenty-four patients with 243 CEA between May 1998 and December 2002, were subjected to clinical and(More)
OBJECTIVE Although aortoiliac aneurysm in kidney transplant patients is uncommon, aortic clamping during the surgical repair of an aneurysm could pose a risk to the grafted kidney and might also increase the risk of vascular prosthesis infection due to immunosuppression. Herein, we present our results related to the treatment of the aortoiliac aneurysm(More)
Our objectives were to establish the incidence and progression of stenotic lesions in the contralateral carotid artery (CCA) after endarterectomy, to identify subpopulations of patients at risk of contralateral disease progression, and to evaluate the efficacy of duplex scanning surveillance at detecting these lesions. We performed a prospective study on(More)
The objective of this study was to compare patency rates following the repair of popliteal aneurysms according to the site of inflow, material of bypass graft and quality of distal runoff. Seventy bypasses were performed over an 11-year period. Autogenous saphenous vein was used in 53 procedures (75.7%) and prosthetic material was used in 17 (24.3%). Early(More)
INTRODUCTION Because the contralateral carotid artery occlusion has been considered a high risk factor for ipsilateral carotid endarterectomy, some authors indicate a stenting procedure in these cases. AIM To evaluate whether there are different preoperative factors in patients with contralateral carotid occlusion and if the latter is associated to worse(More)
AIM To evaluate through a specific trial on vascular access fistulas (T-VAF), the impact of intensive follow-up controls on the permeability of humero-axillary fistulas (Hax-AVF). PATIENTS AND METHOD Retrospective study. Between January 2005 and December 2009, 108 Hax-AVF were implanted. From June 2007 a T-AVF was established. A preoperative duplex was(More)
AIMS To compare the immediate results obtained after performing a carotid endarterectomy (cEDA) in patients in their eighties with those of younger patients, and to determine survival and stroke-free times following carotid surgery in the two groups. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective data was collected regarding a series of 319 cases of cEDA (302(More)