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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
We report a new procedure for embolization of hypogastric arteries simultaneously with aortoiliac stenting. Eight patients with aortoiliac (n = 6) and iliac (n = 2) aneurysms have been treated with this procedure. The technique involves the placement of a hook catheter near the hypogastric artery or in the sac, and the endoprosthesis insertion is done by(More)
INTRODUCTION Chlamydia pneumoniae has relationship with artherosclerosis of carotid artery by seroepidemiological studies and by demonstration of the bacteria in atheromata. We made a case-control study to know the seroprevalence of chronic infection of C. pneumoniae and the presence of the bacteria in arterial biopsies. PATIENTS AND METHODS The cases(More)
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