Ignacio Novo-Veleiro

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BACKGROUND Polymorphisms in the microRNA (miRNA) regulatory pathways are novel functional genetic variants whose association with alcoholism susceptibility has not been previously studied. Given the potential relationship between certain miRNAs and alcohol use disorders (AUDs), this study was designed to explore the association between two polymorphisms(More)
According to the literature, prostatitis is a rare cause of prolonged fever without an apparent origin. However, this syndrome can be easily diagnosed using specific tests, either two-glass pre- and post-prostatic massage or the Meares–Stamey four-glass test. A retrospective study over a 5-year period (between August 1st 2006 and July 31st 2011) was(More)
There is still no well-established consensus about the clinical management of hydatidosis. Currently, surgery continues to be the first therapeutic option, although treatment with anti-parasitic drugs is indicated as an adjuvant to surgery to decrease the number of relapses and hydatid cyst size. When surgery is not possible, medical treatment is indicated.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The incidence of bloodstream-infections caused by extended-spectrum betalactamases (ESBL)-producing bacteria has increased exponentially. The objective of this study is to determine the factors related to mortality and readmission in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Socio-epidemiological, clinical and laboratory data has been(More)
AIMS Prevalence of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among alcoholics is thought to be higher than in the general population, although prevalence rates reported are quite variable. Our study is aimed to analyze HCV prevalence in a cohort of alcoholics and to perform a systematic review on this topic. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 396 alcoholic(More)
OBJECTIVE We have followed patients admitted to a Polypathology and Advanced Age Unit for two years in order to identify the variables that best define the mortality prognosis at medium-term (1-2years) for chronic and polypathological patients requiring admission at an Internal Medicine Department. METHODS This is an observational, prospective study in(More)
INTRODUCTION Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) are common and are linked to a wide variety of clinical conditions. Few studies have analysed the factors associated with mortality and re-admissions in medical patients with SSTIs. Accordingly, this study sought to describe the clinical and microbiological characteristics of patients diagnosed with(More)
We present the case of a 56-year-old male with a history of psoriasis and occasional arthritis treated with NSAIDs and corticosteroids. Onset was days before admission, presenting poor general conditions, symmetrical arthritis (elbows, wrists and interphalangeal joints) and sustained fever of 38.5 oC accompanied by progressive dyspnea at rest, no cough,(More)