John J Trujillo

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Taenia solium cysticerci infect human beings and pigs, causing cysticercosis. In this study the pig was used as a model to characterize the immune response against cysticerci, given the difficulties in analysing the developing immune response in infected human brains. Metacestodes in different stages of viability or degeneration were isolated from the(More)
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a common central nervous system (CNS) infection caused by Taenia solium metacestodes. Despite the well-documented importance of the granulomatous response in the pathogenesis of this infection, there is limited information about the types of cells and cytokines involved. In fact, there has been limited characterization of human(More)
In neurocysticercosis, the nervous tissue surrounding the brain lesion is affected as a consequence of the local immune response induced by a Taenia solium metacestode. In this study, a histological and immunohistochemical analysis of five brain specimens from patients with neurocysticercosis revealed a proinflammatory activity reflected by an apparently(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Since the introduction of its theoretical basis, patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) following aortic valve replacement (AVR) has been the subject of much debate. The study aim was to compare, by a propensity score adjustment, the survival and quality of life in elderly patients with PPM, to those of a population without(More)
A new case of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) suffering ischemic heart disease is reported. The patient was successfully operated on in our Institution and the bibliographic search showed only another case of such an association of diseases successfully treated by surgery. This patient proves that coronary artery surgery procedures are possible when OI(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective study aimed to characterize the changes in blood lactate concentration and blood oxygen saturation in patients during the immediate postoperative period of cardiac surgery with extracorporeal circulation. METHODS Blood samples were collected from 35 patients in a rapid and random order from the arterial line and from the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the quality of life of elderly patients undergoing aortic valve replacement with that of a reference group. PATIENTS A total of 163 patients aged 75 years who underwent aortic valve replacement were analyzed. Quality of life was evaluated by the Short Form Health Survey test 12 (SF-12). The(More)
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