Jorge Villanúa

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Acute myocardial infarction is a common disease with serious consequences in mortality, morbidity, and cost to the society. Coronary atherosclerosis plays a pivotal part as the underlying substrate in many patients. In addition, a new definition of myocardial infarction has recently been introduced that has major implications from the epidemiological,(More)
In this paper we explore the use of the Voxel-based Morphometry (VBM) detection clusters to guide the feature extraction processes for the detection of Alzheimer's disease on brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The voxel location detection clusters given by the VBM were applied to select the voxel values upon which the classi cation features were(More)
Dementia is a growing concern due to the aging process of the western societies. Non-invasive detection is therefore a high priority research endeavor. In this paper we report results of classification systems applied to the feature vectors obtained by a feature extraction method computed on structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI) volumes for the(More)
We report a 61-year-old alcoholic man who presented with subacute physical deterioration and severe dysarthria. MRI, suggestive of corpus callosum demyelination with associated white matter involvement in both cerebral hemispheres, indicated the diagnosis of Marchiafava-Bignami disease. During his stay in hospital the patient showed remarkable improvement,(More)
Gray matter networks are disrupted in Alzheimer's disease (AD). It is unclear when these disruptions start during the development of AD. Amyloid beta 1-42 (Aβ42) is among the earliest changes in AD. We studied, in cognitively healthy adults, the relationship between Aβ42 levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and single-subject cortical gray matter network(More)
Glioblastoma is the most common, aggressive and lethal brain tumor in adults. However, current therapeutic protocols have low success rates and average overall survival is less than 15 months. The resistance to therapy is largely a result of the remarkable cellular and phenotypical heterogeneity that characterizes this type of tumor. The discovery of a(More)
BACKGROUND SOX2 and SOX9 are commonly overexpressed in glioblastoma, and regulate the activity of glioma stem cells (GSCs). Their specific and overlapping roles in GSCs and glioma treatment remain unclear. METHODS SOX2 and SOX9 levels were examined in human biopsies. Gain and loss of function determined the impact of altering SOX2 and SOX9 on cell(More)