Jesús Morillo

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A review of pathological mechanisms that can explain the relationship between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is necessary to improve the management of both conditions. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of obesity, hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance or diabetes, hyperinsulinemia, and dyslipidemia. All these have been examined in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS In periodontitis it has been found that some perturbation exists in lipid biomarkers, such as increased serum total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Nevertheless, the relationship between fatty acids and periodontitis has been demonstrated only in a few studies and remains controversial. The aim of this investigation(More)
The effect of clonidine and minoxidil on sympathetic nervous activity has been studied in 10 patients with accelerated or resistant hypertension. Clonidine 150 to 900 µg/day caused a significant decrease in blood pressure of 18.6 mm Hg, of heart rate 16.4 beats/min, or plasma renin activity 1.13 ng/ml·h, and of urinary noradrenaline excretion 11.55 µg/day,(More)
Eight out-patients with essential hypertension participated in a comparative, placebo-controlled study with a cross-over design. Pindolol and propranolol were administered orally in doses of 20.0 +/- 3.13 mg/d (mean +/- SEM) and 125.0 +/- 19.17 mg/d respectively. Pindolol reduced mean blood pressure by 11.9 mmHg; pre-ejection period index by 8.1 msec; total(More)
The role of dopaminergic receptors on renal function has been extensively studied. Recently dopaminergic receptor has been classified in two subtypes D1 and D2, which seem to have different modulatory function. However, the role of dopaminergic receptors on cardiovascular function and more specifically the potential role of dopaminergic agonists as(More)
Nineteen patients with essential hypertension (EH) were studied as outpatients. After administration of chlorthalidone, 50 mg/day for 4 weeks, prazosin 1-4 mg/day (1.82 +/- 0.33 mg/day) was added for a period of 12 weeks. Prazosin lowered supine blood pressure from 149.7 +/- 2.85/102.0 +/- 2.75 mm Hg to 128.2 +/- 3.0/86.1 +/- 1.04 mm Hg (p less than 0.001).(More)
OBJETIVE To examine the insulin resistance measured by surrogate indices in subjects with and without periodontitis and to find out any correlation among dietary intake with insulin resistance. DESIGN Fifty-five patients were recruited to participate in this cross-sectional study. Insulin resistance measured by the homoeostasis model assessment (HOMA-IR)(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported oxidative and fatty acids disturbances in one Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome (PLS) family. This Mendelian condition characterized by palmar plantar keratosis and severe aggressive periodontitis, is caused by mutations in the cathepsin C (CTSC) gene. In this study, we have analysed two further unrelated PLS families to(More)