José Ignacio Gómez-Herreras

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, Jesús Blanco 5,6 † and for the EXPRESS (Expresión Génica en Sepsis) and GRECIA (Grupo de Estudios y Análisis en Cuidados Intensivos) groups Polynuclear neutrophils can play dual roles in sepsis: on the one hand they mediate major antimicrobial activities and on the other hand they can contribute to the development of multiple organ failure [1].(More)
INTRODUCTION The risk of mortality in cardiac surgery is generally evaluated using preoperative risk-scale models. However, intraoperative factors may change the risk factors of patients, and the organism functionality parameters determined upon ICU admittance could therefore be more relevant in deciding operative mortality. The goals of this study were to(More)
Chronic kidney disease progression has been linked to pro-inflammatory cytokines and markers of inflammation. These markers are also elevated in end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which constitutes a serious public health problem. To investigate whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located in genes related to immune and inflammatory processes, could(More)
Intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIGs) have not yet demonstrated robust evidence in the benefit for treatment of sepsis. In spite of multiple clinical trials performed with IVIG in sepsis, it remains an experimental therapy for this severe condition. Nonetheless, these trials do not address a number of potential confounding factors, concerning both the patient(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the significant impact of nosocomial infections on the morbidity and mortality of patients staying in the intensive care unit (ICU), no study over the past 20 years has focused specifically on VAP following secondary peritonitis. The objective of the present study was to determine in-hospital mortality and epidemiological features(More)
After Publication of the original article [1] it has been brought to our attention that none of the tables referred to in the text have been included in the article. Tables 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are now displayed below. permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and(More)
Mitochondrial DNA variants may contribute to differences in mitochondrial function, leading to an altered immune system. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between mtDNA haplogroups and the development of chronic allograft dysfunction in patients with kidney transplant. A retrospective observational study was carried out on 261 patients(More)