Iván Rodríguez

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate synovial fluid levels of cartilage and bone biological markers after repetitive intra-articular injections of sodium hyaluronate (HA) in knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients. METHODS Twenty patients with knee OA were evaluated before and after 5 weekly injections of HA. To study cartilage and bone biological markers, synovial fluid and(More)
BACKGROUND Anticentromere autoantibodies have been reported to be associated with scleroderma and serve as a marker in different rheumatic diseases in humans. Major centromere autoantigens described so far include constitutive kinetochore proteins such as CENPA, CENPB, CENPC and CENPH and facultative proteins such as CENPE, CENPF and INCENP. We examined the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is intimately related to insulin resistance and ranges from a benign course to liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. NAFLD management mainly involves dietary modification and weight loss. Although no fully successful pharmacological intervention is available, alternative therapies to treat NAFLD have shown(More)
Custom closets customers usually lack the expertise to design their desired closet. The use of a software tool that incorporates the design expertise might allow them to sketch their ideas without third party oversight. While architecture related applications are very powerful and make it possible to have an accurate graphical representation of real world,(More)
Operating Environments (Operating Systems) are increasingly being built with object-oriented languages, for with virtual-machine runtime environments implementing the object model of the language. Adding protection to the traditional properties of the object model (the ability to protect a method call from an object to another object) can be of great(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and characteristics of premalignant gastric lesions and its relationship with helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional retrospective study. Between january and june 2008, consecutive subjects of middle and high socioeconomic status were evaluated by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy during(More)
PURPOSE Determine the prevalence, clinical-epidemiological characteristics and predictive factors for Barrets Esophagus (BE). METHOD An analytical and transversal study was conducted, followed by a case-control study nested in a population participating in a gastric cancer screening campaign, from January to June 2008 at the Central Hospital of the(More)
Chronic renal allograft injury is reflected by interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IF/TA) and by the accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM). Metalloproteinases (MMPs) are renal physiologic regulators of ECM degradation. Changes in MMPs expression or activity may disturb ECM turnover leading to glomerular scarring and worsening renal function. Our(More)
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