Javier Teijeira

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OBJECTIVE Impaired beta-adrenergic signal transduction has been proposed as a mechanism contributing to myocardial depression after cardiac surgery. This study determined the changes in the beta-adrenergic system in a model of postoperative myocardial dysfunction induced by myocardial ischaemia and reperfusion under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Those(More)
Somatosensory evoked potentials, blink reflexes, and H wave reflexes, were recorded on several days from three patients with alpha pattern coma. Coma was secondary to cardiac arrest in two cases and to brainstem infarction in one. Results are compatible with damage to the brainstem reticular formation with sparing of thalamo-cortical circuits as the main(More)
The latencies of evoked potentials recorded at different levels of the peripheral and central nervous system by median nerve stimulation were measured before and after dialysis, and compared with similar recordings in normal volunteers. Abnormally slow conduction velocity was more often found in proximal rather than in distal segments of the peripheral(More)
Since the role of sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) in the E-C coupling of mammalian atrial cells has long been a subject of debate, biochemical, electrophysiological and immunological assays were performed in order to define and compare the properties of the Ca(2+)-release channel-ryanodine receptor (RyR)-from atrial and ventricular tissues. Cardiac SR(More)
The incidence of urethral stricture has been surprisingly high following cardiovascular surgery in the last few years. We conducted a prospective study on 68 male patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery to determine the main factor(s) responsible for the development of urethral stricture. The penile-brachial pressure index was checked by strain gauge(More)
Hemolysis of red blood cells is a problem during cardiopulmonary bypass. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the influence of the priming solution and of the initial acceleration of the pump on red blood cell trauma and hemolysis. Eighty adult patients undergoing coronary artery grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were randomly assigned to(More)
It has recently been proposed that the Ca(2+) uptake by the SR is inhibited by blocking Cl(-) and/or K(+) movements across this intracellular membrane. We have characterised the functional and pharmacological profile of the SR K(+) channel derived from human and sheep atrial cells. Mammalian atrial SR preparations were subjected to [(3)H]-ryanodine binding(More)
A high incidence of urethral stricture was noted following cardiovascular surgery. In an attempt to elucidate factors predisposing to the occurrence of urethral stricture, we studied the penile blood flow in 7 patients presenting with strictures after cardiovascular surgery. Of these patients 5 had penile-brachial pressure indexes less than 0.5 and 6 had(More)