José Luis Lerma

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BACKGROUND The experimental nephrosis induced in rats by adriamycin (ADR) or puromycin aminonucleoside (PA) provide a useful model to study the participation of inflammatory mediators in the pathogenesis of proteinuria. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We have measured tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and platelet-activating factor (PAF) production by glomeruli of rats(More)
The antigen phenotype and cytotoxic activity of peripheral blood natural killer (NK) cells have been studied in 35 patients on hemodialysis, evaluating the influence exerted by different types of dialysis membranes and diverse clinical and biologic features of end-stage renal disease. Two-color immunofluorescent analyses with different monoclonal antibodies(More)
Sprague-Dawley rats injected with a single dose of adriamycin at 7.5 mg/kg/day developed an important and persistent proteinuria from day 14. Animals treated from day 0 to 3 weeks with PAF-receptor antagonists (BN 52021 or alprazolam) did not present (p less than 0.0005) the adriamycin-induced proteinuria or only to a very low extent. Furthermore,(More)
Close-range photogrammetry is based on the acquisition of imagery to make accurate measurements and, eventually, three-dimensional (3D) photo-realistic models. These models are a photogrammetric product per se. They are usually integrated into virtual reality scenarios where additional data such as sound, text or video can be introduced, leading to(More)
The authors report 2 cases of patients who underwent cadaveric renal transplantation from the same donor in a multiorgan extraction procedure. Both cases showed, during the first 6 months posttransplantation, a worsening in renal graft function and signs of ischemia in the homolateral lower limb. One of the cases was preceded by pain in the sciatic region.(More)
We have studied the effect of therapy with plasma FN on glomerular synthesis of PAF, TNF-alpha and FN, in experimental proliferative glomerulonephritis. Glomerular PAF, TNF-alpha and FN production were increased in rats with nephritis. Peak glomerular PAF production preceded, while peak glomerular TNF-alpha bioactivity coincided with maximal proteinuria.(More)
Different immunosuppressive agents, in particular OKT3, have been implicated as causative factors in the risk for renal thrombosis in the period immediately after kidney transplantation. Also, in different types of vascular surgery, a state similar to hypercoagulation has been reported. To assess the extent to which OKT3, cyclosporine A (CsA), and surgery(More)
Documentation of architectural and archaeological sites and monuments is an activity that requires the capture of information from different sources. Metric information is mandatory as the basis for documentation, information management, archiving, analysis, monitoring and dissemination activities, among others. In highly weathered environments, accurate 3D(More)
The point density is a preeminent parameter on airborne laser scanner surveys. It is not only related to accuracy but costs and savings. The lack of uniformity of the point density across the survey is wellknown in the scientific community. This paper analyzes the behaviour of the point density derived by an oscillating mirror laser scanner on different(More)