José Luís Hernández

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Spain lacks detailed data on hip fracture trends despite being the country with the greatest increase in the pensioner-to-provider ratio in Europe. We reproduced a study on hip fracture incidence in a region of northern Spain (Cantabria) carried out 14 years ago to determine whether a secular trend to change is taking place. If such a trend could be found,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aromatization of androgenic precursors in peripheral tissues, including bone, is the main source of estrogens after the menopause. CYP19, the gene encoding aromatase, has a long 5'-untranslated region with several variants of exon I and specific promoters. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible relationship between a common(More)
Quantitative ultrasound of the heel captures heel bone properties that independently predict fracture risk and, with bone mineral density (BMD) assessed by X-ray (DXA), may be convenient alternatives for evaluating osteoporosis and fracture risk. We performed a meta-analysis of genome-wide association (GWA) studies to assess the genetic determinants of heel(More)
Two missense polymorphisms of WNT16 were associated with hip bone mineral density (BMD), the buckling ratio of the femoral neck, calcaneal ultrasound and hip fractures in individuals under 80 years of age. These results confirm the association of the WNT16 gene with bone mass and osteoporotic fractures. Osteoporosis has a strong genetic component. Wnt(More)
PURPOSE To validate tolerance and pathological complete response rate (pCR) of a 4-week preoperative course of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with concurrent capecitabine and oxaliplatin (CAPOX) in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients with T3 to T4 and/or N+ rectal cancer received preoperative IMRT(More)
BACKGROUND Studies comparing similar and sizable numbers of deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) and pedicled transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap reconstructions are lacking. The authors hoped to determine whether the DIEP flap has advantages over the pedicled TRAM flap for breast reconstruction. METHODS The authors(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to compare in participants with and without metabolic syndrome (1) bone mineral density (BMD), (2) prevalent vertebral and nonvertebral fractures, and (3) calciotropic hormones and bone turnover markers and to examine the association of each component of metabolic syndrome with bone parameters. METHODS A(More)
The C677T (rs1801133) polymorphism of MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) has been associated with the risk of cardiovascular events, and also with osteoporosis in some studies. However, the results are controversial. Our objective was to determine the relationship of the polymorphism with osteoporotic fractures by means of a case-control study.(More)
S100A4, a member of the S100 calcium-binding protein family secreted by tumor and stromal cells, supports tumorigenesis by stimulating angiogenesis. We demonstrated that S100A4 synergizes with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), via the RAGE receptor, in promoting endothelial cell migration by increasing KDR expression and MMP-9 activity. In vivo(More)