José Manuel Quesada Gómez

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Atypical femoral fractures (AFF) associated with long-term bisphosphonates (LTB) are a growing concern. Their etiology is unknown, but bone material properties might be deteriorated. In an AFF series, we analyzed the bone material properties by microindentation. Four groups of patients were included: 6 AFF, 38 typical osteoporotic fractures, 6 LTB, and 20(More)
OBJECTIVE Simultaneous assessment of the status of lipid-soluble vitamins; retinol, alpha-tocopherol, 25 hydroxyvitamin D(3) and 24,25 dihydroxyvitamin D(3) in serum of blood donors, paradigm of a healthy population. PATIENTS AND METHODS Serum samples were supplied by the Regional Blood Donors Center in Cordoba from 215 healthy Spanish individuals (166(More)
Vitamin D deficiency is recognized as one of the most common chronic medical conditions in the world. Vitamin deficiency has been associated with increased mortality. The aim of the study here presented was to evaluate the vitamin D endocrine system (VDES) status in healthy blood donors and critically ill patients baseline and in response to treatment(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is characterized by the autonomous production of parathyroid hormone (PTH), in which there is hypercalcemia or normal-high serum calcium levels, in the presence of elevated or inappropriately normal serum PTH concentrations. Exceptionally, in symptomatic patients, a diagnosis can be established on the basis of clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Fat soluble vitamins and vitamin D metabolites are key compounds in bone metabolism. Unfortunately, variability among 25(OH)D assays limits clinician ability to monitor vitamin D status, supplementation, and toxicity. METHOD 0.5 ml serum was mixed with 0.5 ml 60% acetonitrile 150 mM sodium dodecyl sulfate, vortexed for 30 s and injected into an(More)
The combination of calcium with vitamin D (vitamin D(3) [colecalciferol]) forms the basis of preventive and therapeutic regimens for osteoporosis. A number of studies have suggested that the combination of calcium and vitamin D is effective when administered at respective dosages of at least 1200 mg and 800 IU per day, although efficacy is, as expected,(More)
The automated method developed for the determination of carotenoids uses 200 μL of serum, which was mixed with 400 μL of tetrahydrofuran, vortexed for 1 min, settled for 10 min, centrifuged for 6 min and the supernatant injected into an automatic solid-phase extraction (SPE) system for cleanup-preconcentration. A 10% water-acetonitrile mobile phase at 1.5(More)
Vitamin D is obtained mainly from ultraviolet irradiation of 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin to form cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), and minimally from diet, unless vitamin D fortified food is taken, mainly enriched milk. In some countries, vitamin D is added to diet as ergocalciferol (vitamin D2). In the liver, vitamin D3 is hydroxylated to form(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency has been described in many diseases and indeed in the general population. However fewer reports have been published in young and healthy people. Vitamin D deficiency should not be found in medical students of the Canary Islands, because they have all the resources to avoid it. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of vitamin(More)