José María Riesco

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The last years of the twentieth century and the first years of the third millennium have been a critical time in the teaching of Gross Anatomy. In the present work the authors report and analyse the reasons why Gross Anatomy lost importance as a major subject in medical teaching in the last century, basing their arguments on the data found in the(More)
An ultrastructural and morphometric study was carried out on the adenohypophyseal mammotropic cells of rats treated intraventricularly with an acute dose (150 μg) of Met-enkephalin. In the female rats, clear features of cellular hyperactivity appeared after opioid administration. The changes affected the Golgi complex, the rough endoplasmic reticulum, the(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited information on the long-term outcome in liver transplant (LT) subjects undergoing partial splenic embolization (PSE) prior to full dose pegylated interferon/ribavirin (peg-IFN/RBV). METHODS Retrospective review of eight LT subjects after PSE and antiviral therapy. RESULTS Baseline platelets and neutrophils were <50 000(More)
The main goal of this study was to develop a tool to manage digital maps of the brain and information related to specific regions in the brain. This tool integrates 3D models of deep brain structures referenced in original Magnetic Resonance and Visible Human Project cross-sections with anatomical, functional, pathological and surgical information for any(More)
Adverse drug reactions (hepatotoxicity) are a frequent cause of acute liver injury with a wide clinical and histological spectrum. An early recognition of drug-related liver disease has been considered essential in clinical practice due to potential risks. In most cases exposure discontinuation improves the clinical picture.Steroids are used in a variety of(More)
Interleukins are proteins involved in the immune system and have been related to the endocrine regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis as well as to the secretion of ACTH, prolactin (PRL), GH and, possibly, LH. Like interleukin-6 (IL-6), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is synthesized in the pituitary gland and stimulates prolactin(More)
In order to elucidate the existence of gender-related variations in both growth hormone (GH) release and the activity of somatotropic cells following bilateral adrenalectomy, a morphometric analysis was performed on GH-immunoreactive cells from adult male and female rats after bilateral adrenalectomy, correlating the findings with the serum levels of the(More)
A computer-generated virtual model has been developed that reconstructs the head in three dimensions from digitalized images obtained with magnetic resonance and computerized tomography. Through programming and the use of commercial graphic animation software, we have developed the whole process of the rotation of the head on different spatial planes. The(More)
In view of the existence of a different secretion pattern of growth hormone (GH) between male and female rats, the aim of the present study was to analyse the role played by ovarian steroid hormones in the modulation of such secretion. To do so, postpuberal female rats were ovariectomized and killed at 30 days after the operation. The basal serum levels of(More)
Lactation is a physiological process associated with hyperactivity of hypophyseal prolactin-producing cells. It is known that the percentage of these cells is increased during lactation, although there are discrepancies in the reports regarding the mechanisms responsible for increasing the number of prolactin cells. In order to analyse whether this increase(More)