Gabriela Cobo

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A 29-year-old man presented a 2-week history of right popliteal fossa and leg swelling following an arthroscopic meniscectomy. Roentgenographic evaluation showed an arterial and venous aneurysm at the popliteal level, with an associated arteriovenous fistula. Popliteal aneurysm in young men is very rare and generally related to open surgical techniques;(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis due to Leishmania Infantum is an endemic parasitic infection in the Mediterranean area. Since 2009, Europe's largest outbreak of Leishmaniasis has been reported in the region of Madrid (Spain). Renal involvement is an unusual complication. Different forms of renal disease have been described: interstitial, glomerular, and vascular(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Lower serum sodium levels have been associated with increased mortality among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Our aim was to analyze the independent factors associated with lower sodium levels among nondialysis patients with advanced CKD and to evaluate the evolution of these patients in comparison to those with higher plasma(More)
OBJECTIVES The phenotype associated to reduced physical activity (PA) in dialysis patients is poorly documented. We here evaluate weekly PA in two independent cohorts. METHODS Cross-sectional study with PA assessed by the number of steps/day measured by pedometer in two cohorts of prevalent dialysis patients: (1) peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients (n = 64;(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypogonadism is a common endocrine disorder in men with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but its pathophysiology is poorly understood. We here explore the plausible contribution of abdominal adiposity and leptin hyperproduction to testosterone deficiency in this patient population. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis with all men included the(More)
UNLABELLED In patients older than 75 years with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), the decision between treatment with dialysis [intention to treat with dialysis (ITD)] or conservative care (CC) is a challenge. Geriatric assessment can be helpful. The aim was to identify which factors had had an influence on decision-making. METHODS We recruited 56(More)
BACKGROUND Testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism) is common among men undergoing haemodialysis, but its clinical implications are not well characterized. Testosterone is an anabolic hormone that induces erythrocytosis and muscle synthesis. We hypothesized that testosterone deficiency would be associated with low muscle mass, physical inactivity and higher(More)
Sex and gender differences are of fundamental importance in most diseases, including chronic kidney disease (CKD). Men and women with CKD differ with regard to the underlying pathophysiology of the disease and its complications, present different symptoms and signs, respond differently to therapy and tolerate/cope with the disease differently. Yet an(More)
Background. Low serum magnesium has been associated with an increased cardiovascular risk in the general population and in dialysis patients. Our aim was to analyze the influence of serum magnesium on overall mortality and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with advanced CKD not yet on dialysis. Methods. Seventy patients with CKD stages 4 and 5 were(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic fluid overload is frequent in hemodialysis patients (P) and it associates with hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and higher mortality. Moreover, echocardiographic data assessing fluid overload is limited. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between fluid overload measured by bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) and(More)