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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the T helper 1 (T(H)1)/T helper 2 (T(H)2) lymphocyte cytokine profiles in women and men and to study the in vitro effects of sex hormones on lymphocyte secretion of cytokines. METHODS Analysis of serum concentration and lymphocyte synthesis of T(H)1 (gamma interferon (INF-gamma) and interleukin 2 (IL-2)) and T(H)2 (interleukin 4(More)
BACKGROUND Non-heart-beating donors have become a source for organ donation, especially kidneys. The emergency room and the critical care unit are the two sources for this kind of donor. Three years ago, our hospital began a policy of obtaining organs and tissues successfully from subjects who died in the streets. METHODS We consider as potential organ(More)
The aim of this work was the evaluation, in cirrhotic patients with noninfected ascites and with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP), of serum and ascitic fluid levels of proinflammatory cytokines [interleukin (IL) 1-beta, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), and IL6] and antiinflammatory compounds [IL10, soluble IL-1 receptor antagonist (sIL-1Ra),(More)
The aim of this work was the evaluation of serum and ascitic fluid levels of chemokines (IL-8, growth-regulated oncogene (Gro-alpha), and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1)), and of soluble adhesion molecules (P-selectin, E-selectin, L-selectin, intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1)) in patients with(More)
Drug repositioning, using known drugs for treating conditions different from those the drug was originally designed to treat, is an important drug discovery tool that allows for a faster and cheaper development process by using drugs that are already approved or in an advanced trial stage for another purpose. This is especially relevant for orphan diseases(More)
A 1-year prospective analysis of patient adherence to antiretroviral therapy (zidovudine plus zalcitabine [55 patients] or zidovudine plus zalcitabine plus saquinavir [32 patients]) was performed in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients attended at a tertiary care hospital. Adherence to therapy was measured jointly by pharmacy records,(More)
OBJECTIVE Analysis of the spectrum of diseases attributed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients with coinfection with the immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHODS Retrospective study of 35 cases of coinfection with P. aeruginosa-HIV, attended from 1985 until 1995. Analysis of putative factors implicated in mortality secondary to P. aeruginosa infection. (More)