Jose Antonio Diaz

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A growing population of immunosuppressed patients has resulted in increasingly frequent diagnoses of invasive fungal infections, including those caused by unusual yeasts. The incidence of non-albicans species of Candida is increasing compared with that of Candida albicans, and several species, such as Candida glabrata and Candida krusei, may be resistant to(More)
The large and diverse genus Penstemon (ca. 271 species) is endemic to North America and has been divided into six subgenera primarily based on anther dehiscence patterns. Species of Penstemon are known to be pollinated by a variety of insects (hymenopterans, lepidopterans, dipterans) and hummingbirds. Nucleotide sequence data from ITS and two noncoding(More)
It has been speculated that controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH), as performed during in vitro fertilization therapy, may negatively affect embryo implantation. The objective of this prospective and randomized study was to investigate gene expression profiles of the human endometrium during the window of implantation of gonadotropin-stimulated COH(More)
BACKGROUND Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and its associated sequelae, post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), are significant health care problems in the United States. It is estimated that a maximum of 60% of patients diagnosed with DVT develop PTS, which is characterized by extensive perivenous and mural fibrosis. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) has been linked to fibrosis,(More)
This study aimed to identify candidate new diagnosis and prognosis markers and medicinal targets of prostate cancer (PCa), using state of the art proteomics. A total of 20 prostate tissue specimens from 10 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and 10 with PCa (Tumour Node Metastasis [TNM] stage T1-T3) were analyzed by isobaric stable isotope(More)
Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are a significant health care concern, representing a major source of mortality and morbidity. In order to understand the pathophysiology of thrombogenesis and thrombus resolution, animal models are necessary. Mouse models of venous thrombosis contribute to our understanding of the initiation, propagation, and(More)
PURPOSE To determine the role of the fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) scan in the diagnosis and management of deep septic thrombophlebitis (STP). PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective observational evaluation of FDG-PET in patients with cancer and suspected STP. Retrospective evaluation of patients with(More)
Xylem differentiation in plants is under strict hormonal regulation. Auxins and cytokinins, together with brassinosteroids (BRs), appear to be the main hormones controlling vascular differentiation. In this report, we study the effect of these hormones on the basic peroxidase isoenzyme from Zinnia elegans (ZePrx), an enzyme involved in lignin biosynthesis.(More)
Volume models often show high depth complexity. This poses difficulties to the observer in judging the spatial relationships accurately. Illustrators usually use certain techniques such as improving the shading through shadows, halos, or edge darkening in order to enhance depth perception of certain structures. Both effects are difficult to generate in(More)
The two most common methods for the visualization of volumetric data are Direct Volume Rendering (DVR) and Maximum Intensity Projection (MIP). Direct Volume Rendering is superior to MIP in providing a larger amount of properly shaded details, because it employs a more complex shading model together with the use of user-defined transfer functions. However,(More)