José Antonio Girón

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UNLABELLED A few studies have assessed the observed fibrosis progression between serial liver biopsies (LB) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) / hepatitis C virus (HCV)-coinfected patients. Approximately half of the patients progressed at least one fibrosis stage over a short period of time. The risk factors for this fast progression need clarification.(More)
An observational descriptive study was carried out of the healthcare resources consumed during 1 year by a sample of patients with type II diabetes of a healthcare area in southern Spain. A total of 517 patients with a mean duration of disease of 9.7±8 years were assessed. A total annual health cost of €4,278/patient was calculated (direct €2,504; indirect(More)
Although Haemophilus influenzae is a common etiologic agent of pneumonia in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the characteristics of this pneumonia have not been adequately assessed. We have prospectively studied features of H. influenzae pneumonia in 26 consecutive HIV-infected inpatients. Most of these patients were severely(More)
A study was performed in 10 European health care centers in which 914 patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who had elevated serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels underwent liver biopsy during the period of 1992 through 2002. Overall, the METAVIR liver fibrosis stage was F0 in 10% of patients, F1 in(More)
Severity criteria for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) have always excluded patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A 1-yr, multicenter, prospective observational study of HIV-infected patients with bacterial CAP was done to validate the criteria used in the American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines for CAP, and to determine the(More)
Babesia microti and Borrelia burgdorferi, the spirochetal agent of Lyme disease, are both transmitted by the tick Ixodes dammini. Serological evidence has shown that 54% of the patients with babesiosis tested have IgG and IgM antibodies to the spirochete causing Lyme disease. Likewise, 66% of randomly selected patients with Lyme disease from geographic(More)
BACKGROUND High levels of serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with better response to pegylated interferon and ribavirin in hepatitis C virus monoinfected patients. There are no data concerning this topic in HIV/hepatitis C virus coinfected patients in whom lipid disorders are particularly common. OBJECTIVE To assess the association(More)
4. Colon AR: Sampling of duodenal contents by a nylon line. J Pediatr 89:513-514, 1976 5. Rosenthal P, Liebman WM: Comparative study of stool examinations, duodenal aspiration and pediatric Enterotest for giardiasis in children. J Pediatr 96:278-279, 1980 6. Gilman RN, Horwick RB: Duodenal isolation of Salmonella typhi by string capsule in acute typhoid(More)
Chronic alcohol intake is associated with an increased incidence of certain neoplasms. Natural killer (NK) cells have been considered to be involved in control tumor development and growth. The goal of the present study was to contribute to a better understanding of the effects of ethanol (EtOH) per se on the NK-cell population. Both patients with chronic(More)