Francisco José Cano

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Claudins are major components of tight junctions and contribute to the epithelial-barrier function by restricting free diffusion of solutes through the paracellular pathway. We have mapped a new locus for recessive renal magnesium loss on chromosome 1p34.2 and have identified mutations in CLDN19, a member of the claudin multigene family, in patients(More)
Little information exists regarding the efficacy, modifiers, and outcomes of anemia management in children with CKD or ESRD. We assessed practices, effectors, and outcomes of anemia management in 1394 pediatric patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) who were prospectively followed in 30 countries. We noted that 25% of patients had hemoglobin levels(More)
Identification of unusual fungal isolates is a major challenge for the clinical laboratory. This report describes the isolation of Candida africana from a patient with vaginitis. This is a doubtful species which possibly represents atypical strains of Candida albicans. Candida africana can be separated morphologically and physiologically from C. albicans(More)
A prospective study to assess whether milk IgA antibodies against Escherichia coli heat labile-toxin protect breast-fed children against labile toxin-induced gastroenteritis was carried out among infants of a marginal urban area in Guatemala. One hundred and thirty children were kept under surveillance for diarrhea by periodic home visits. Stool specimens(More)
BACKGROUND In recent decades, two lines of research, phenomenographic and meta-cognitive, have examined students' approaches and epistemological beliefs about learning. To date there has been very little research describing the change in epistemological beliefs in European secondary students, or analysing interrelationships between epistemological beliefs(More)
We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial of oral gentamicin (10 milligrams/kilogram body weight/day for five days) in treatment of unselected cases of persistent diarrhea (duration 14-18 days at initiation of treatment) among 3-36-month-old children in a rural Guatemalan community. Following random assignment of each child(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the dose-response relationship for losartan, 2.5 to 100 mg, and to assess the safety and tolerability of losartan in hypertensive children 6 to 16 years of age. METHODS This was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, dose-response study. In Period 1, a total of 175 patients were stratified by weight (<50(More)
This prospective, comparative trial investigated the impact on mean change in height standard deviation score (SDS), acute rejection rate, and renal function of early steroid withdrawal in 96 recipients with 5 years of follow-up. Recipients under basiliximab induction and steroid withdrawal (SW: TAC/MMF; n = 55) were compared with a matched steroid control(More)
Currently, urea kinetic modeling has been accepted for the routine evaluation of peritoneal dialysis (PD) through the calculation of Kt/V (normalized whole body urea clearance) and nPNA (normalized protein equivalent of total nitrogen appearance). In pediatric dialysis, the exact meaning of and target values for, those parameters is still under debate. We(More)