José Luis Pérez-Castrillón

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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)
Adequate vitamin D levels are necessary for good vascular health. 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol activates CYP3A4, an enzyme of the cytochrome P450 system, which metabolizes atorvastatin to its main metabolites. The objective of this study was to evaluate the response of cholesterol and triglycerides to atorvastatin according to vitamin D levels. Sixty-three(More)
Osteoclasts are specialized cells that initiate the process of bone resorption, which has two phases, dissolution of the mineral component and degradation of the organic matrix, in which cathepsin K plays a key role. Cathepsin K inhibitors, which block the activity of cathepsin on bone resorption lacunae, may be a new therapeutic option in osteoporosis.(More)
BACKGROUND Despite their great impact, few genetic association studies have used hip fractures as an endpoint. However, the association of two polymorphisms on intron 4 of estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) with hip fractures was recently reported in a Chinese population. The aim of this study was to investigate whether such association is also present in(More)
Epidemiological studies suggest that cervical and trochanteric hip fractures have different pathogenesis. We tested the hypothesis that genetic factors have different influences on both types of fractures. Ten polymorphisms of genes known to play an important role in skeletal homeostasis [estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1), aromatase (CYP19A1), type I collagen(More)
Atraumatic subtrochanteric and diaphyseal (atypical) femoral fractures are a rare, but important adverse event in patients treated with potent anti-resortive agents. The mechanisms involved are unknown and particularly the association with genetic variants has not been explored. The aim of the study was to identify rare genetic variants that could be(More)
A 73-year-old man presented with dyspnea, right-sided pleural effusion, and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates. The pleural fluid revealed adenocarcinoma cells that stained positively for prostatic specific antigen (PSA), which confirmed this uncommon metastatic involvement from prostate cancer. The dyspnea, effusion, and infiltrates disappeared after therapy(More)
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