José-Luis Pérez-Castrillón

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate gene expression of bone remodeling markers in type 2 diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) nonobese rats after gastrojejunal bypass and sleeve gastroplasty and their relationship with hormonal parameters. METHODS We designed an experimental study in three groups of GK rats (nonoperated gastrojejunal bypass and sleeve(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to evaluate the effect of atorvastatin on bone mineral density in patients with acute ischemic heart disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty-three patients (52 male and 31 female) with acute coronary syndrome were studied. They received treatment with atorvastatin using low doses (20 mg) and high doses (40 mg-80 mg).(More)
We have previously shown that several stressful situations associated with tissue injury determine a decrease in serum osteocalcin concentration. Since reduced osteocalcin production is a marker of decreased osteoblastic activity, this finding could be related to the pathogenesis of osteoporosis secondary to some diseases. Endogenous opioids are involved in(More)
Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for osteoporosis and other chronic diseases, including type 1 diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and ischemic heart disease. Cholesterol and vitamin D share the 7-dehydrocholesterol metabolic pathway. This study evaluated the possible effect of atorvastatin on vitamin D levels in patients with acute ischemic(More)
This study describes the clinical characteristics of tularemia in Spain's first epidemic outbreak and the therapeutic response and compares the efficacy of 3 antibiotics (streptomycin, ciprofloxacin, and doxycycline). For 142 cases of tularemia, the therapeutic failure rate was 22.5%; ciprofloxacin was the antibiotic with the lowest percentage of(More)
BACKGROUND Many alterations in extracellular metabolism of calcium have been associated to hypertension, but the number of studies relating this disease with osteoporosis is extremely low. This study clarifies the therapeutic effect of three treatments-quinapril, quinapril + hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), enalapril-on bone remodeling markers, bone mineral(More)
BACKGROUND The function of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is to maintain serum calcium concentration within a narrow physiological range. Two types of mutations have been described: activating that causes hypocalcemia and inactivating, which leads to hypercalcemia. The objective was to assess the effect of CaSR gene A986S polymorphism on the lumbar(More)
Bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine, quantified by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, and biochemical bone remodeling markers (serum alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin, tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase and urinary hydroxyproline) have been studied in 94 patients with diabetes mellitus aged 18-62 years. BMD was normal (1.13 +/- 0.02 g/cm2 in(More)
People with Type 2 diabetes have bone mass alterations and may have a higher risk of hip fractures. Moreover, they have increased cardiovascular risk factors. The objective of this paper is to investigate the association among non-insulin-dependent diabetes, bone mineral density (BMD), and cardiovascular risk factors. Ninety-two patients (36 males and 56(More)
AIM Urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by resistant bacteria is becoming more prevalent. We investigate characteristics and associated risk factors for UTIs resulting from extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing enterobacteria. METHODS Retrospective study of urinary tract isolates of ESBL-producing enterobacteria in adults (2009 and 2010). We(More)