José Luis Izquierdo Alonso

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There has been a growing interest in recent years in the extraosseous effects of vitamin D. In this article, we review the physiology of vitamin D, the physiopathological effects associated with vitamin D deficit and the available evidence on its etiopathogenic role in respiratory diseases. Given the pleiotropic actions of vitamin D, it is biologically(More)
Lung cancer, a steadily growing problem, ranks as the first cause of tumor-related deaths in developed countries. The relation between lung cancer and smoking makes it a potentially avoidable disease. Found mainly in men, it has made alarming gains among women. The main prognostic factor is the possibility of receiving curative surgery; however, in real(More)
Objectives: To analyse the clinical utility and economic impact of conventional transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) in patients with diagnosis of bronchogenic carcinoma (BC) and mediastinal lymphadenopathies in thoracic computed tomography (CT). To assess the predictive factors of valid aspirations. Patients and methods: Retrospective observational(More)
In the last decade, various studies have suggested that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could favor the development of ischemic heart disease. Several observational and case-control studies have confirmed that patients with COPD have a higher risk of cardiovascular disorders. However, this increased risk could be largely explained by a greater(More)
There is no doubt about the importance of respiratory medicine in current research, and the recent sharp increase in output is important not only from a scientific standpoint but also because of the impact of the work being carried out and published.1-5 In an analysis of worldwide research output in respiratory medicine for the period 1996-2001, Rippon et(More)
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