José Patricio Linares-Palomino

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OBJECTIVES Chlamydia pneumoniae has been related to atherosclerotic disease in both seroepidemiologic and genomic studies. We performed a case-control study to determine seropositivity and DNA detection in arteries of patients with peripheral artery occlusive disease and of healthy subjects. METHODS The study included 64 patients with peripheral artery(More)
BACKGROUND Chlamydia pneumoniae is a human respiratory pathogen that has recently been related to the genesis of symptomatic atherosclerosis. C. pneumoniae has been studied more widely in relation to coronary atherosclerosis than to peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD). The present study aimed to retrospectively analyze the presence of C. pneumoniae(More)
A new ELISA test (Chlamydophila pneumoniae IgG, Vircell, Spain) to detect Chlamydophila pneumoniae IgG was evaluated. The micro-immunofluorescence (MIF) test was used as reference method. Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydophila psittaci elementary bodies were also assayed. Two hundred and sixteen sera were included in the study: 66 from patients with(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of arterial false aneurysms following hip surgery diagnosed and treated in our hospital between January 1995 and January 2010. We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing hip surgery (osteosynthesis, hemiarthroplasty, total arthroplasty, or revision arthroplasty) under our care.(More)
Protein kinase B (PKB/Akt) plays a critical role in cell survival but the investigation of its involvement has been limited by the lack of specific pharmacological agents. In this study, using novel PKB inhibitors (VIII and XI), we investigated the role of PKB in cardioprotection of the rat and human myocardium, the location of PKB in relation to mitoK(ATP)(More)
OBJECTIVES The mechanism of the putative beneficial effect of myocardial transplantation of bone marrow cells remains unclear. We studied the protective properties of bone marrow cells on the human myocardium and investigated the underlying mechanism. METHODS Bone marrow cells and the right atrial appendage were obtained from patients undergoing elective(More)
The main cause of intermittent claudication in lower limbs is peripheral vascular disease. Less commonly, the etiology can be extrinsic to vascular structures, as in the cases of tumors that, due to their rapid growth, can reduce the blood supply and produce intermittent claudication during gait. We report the case of a 49-year-old patient with intermittent(More)
There is a paucity of data regarding efficacy and safety of concomitant therapy of daptomycin and statins, so we reviewed patients that concomitantly received daptomycin and statins to identify any potential increase in toxicity in our cohort. This retrospective study included all patients that received >6 mg/kg/day of daptomycin along with statins and had(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to assess whether the penetration of antibiotics is affected by decreased tissue perfusion in patients with limb ischaemia, thus reducing its concentration in tissues below the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) breakpoints of antibiotics for different microorganisms. METHODS Prospective study. Candidates for(More)
OBJECTIVES To make a retrospective analysis of the synthesis of antibodies to the MOMPS and LPS antigens of Chlamydia pneumoniae in patients with occlusive disease of the peripheral arteries (ODPA) and multiple sclerosis (MS). PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 190 samples of plasma from patients included in the following groups: group 1:66 samples from 66(More)