Joaquin de Haro

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the music therapy (MT) effect in levels of intraoperative anxiety in patients undergoing crossectomy with stripping of the great saphenous vein and to assess the efficacy, safety, and feasibility of this alternative therapy as a complement of standard intraoperative care. MATERIAL AND METHODS The(More)
Our aim was to describe our experience with infrapopliteal endovascular procedures performed in diabetic patients with ischemic ulcers and critical ischemia (CLI). A retrospective study of 101 procedures was performed. Our cohort was divided into groups according to the number of tibial vessels attempted and the number of patent tibial vessels achieved to(More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy and safety of balloon angioplasty (BA) with optional stenting vs. routine stenting with current open cell nitinol stents for femoropopliteal occlusive disease by analyzing the overall results from all available randomized controlled trials. METHODS A bibliographic search of electronic medical databases (MEDLINE, Embase,(More)
OBJECTIVE C-reactive protein (CRP) is an independent risk factor for arteriosclerosis, but its role in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) expansion remains not completely verified. There are no data about the prognostic significance of rates of variation of the CRP levels in asymptomatic AAAs. This study investigated the association between plasma CRP levels(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the relationship between C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP), a serum marker of inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction in patients with intermittent claudication. DESIGN, PATIENTS AND METHODS Cross-sectional study with stratified sampling on dependent variables of age, genre, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, smoking status and(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed the effectiveness and safety of bosentan when administered to thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) patients. METHODS A clinical pilot study was designed in which patients with ulcer and/or pain at rest were treated with bosentan p.o. at a dose of 62.5 mg twice daily during the first month, which was thereafter(More)
Buerger disease (thromboangiitis obliterans) is a non-atherosclerotic segmental inflammatory disease strongly associated with tobacco use, and it affects small and medium-sized blood vessels in the upper and lower extremities. The only known treatment for this disease is complete discontinuation of tobacco use. This report describes the case history of a(More)
AIM Our aim is to analyze the ability of distal endovascular procedures, performed as first treatment option, to promote ischemic ulcer healing. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 91 primary distal procedures, 49 (53.8%) surgical and 42 (46.2%) endovascular, performed consecutively between January 2005 and December 2007 in patients with critical limb(More)
Our aim is to describe the effect of circulating anti-endothelial cell antibodies on the endothelial dysfunction, inflammation and early structural changes of the vascular wall that surround peripheral arterial disease. For this purpose, an observational translational controlled study was carried out. We included 32 patients with symptomatic peripheral(More)
OBJECTIVES Peripheral arterial disease can be regarded as a systemic inflammatory disorder affecting the entire vascular system. In the early clinical stages, it is characterised by the deterioration of endothelial function, which does not progress with the development of the disease. This study analyses the pleiotropic effects upon the plasma nitrite and(More)