Julián Álvarez-Escudero

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AIM Non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS) is related to changes in thyroid hormone (TH) physiology. Skeletal muscle (SM) plays a major role in metabolism, and TH regulates SM phenotype and metabolism. We aimed to characterize the SM of non-septic shock NTIS patients in terms of: i) expression of genes and proteins involved in TH metabolism and actions; and(More)
Sepsis is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients worldwide. Molecular technologies for rapid detection of microorganisms in patients with sepsis have only recently become available. LightCycler SeptiFast test M(grade) (Roche Diagnostics GmbH) is a multiplex PCR analysis able to detect DNA of the 25 most frequent(More)
OBJECTIVE Septic shock is one of various causes of nonthyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS). In humans, the molecular mechanisms involved in NTIS are mostly unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate, in patients with NTIS secondary to septic shock, changes in the expression of genes involved in the actions of thyroid hormones and in the activity of(More)
The aim of this article was to report the emergence of patient infections with linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (LRSE) in a tertiary university hospital. Our objectives were to determine the molecular mechanism of the resistance, set up the genetic relationship among isolates, and analyze the relations between linezolid usage, period of(More)
The editorial of Dr. Dumonceau comments on the discrepancies with the declarations done in regard to the article sent by titled Alvarez J. et al "Safety of the patient in deep sedation for endoscopico digestive procedures". We do not agree in the analysis of the mortality, with comparative studies between anesthesiologists and not anesthesiologists and with(More)
Corticosteroids been used frequently in pain treatments since the middle of last century (1952). Due to a review of the complications as a result of their application in epidural injections, the United States of America Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an «alert controversy» requesting that a warning label should be added to injectable(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with recent intraabdominal events are at uniquely risk for intraabdominal candidiasis (IAC). Candida peritonitis is a frequent and life-threatening complication in surgically ill patients. International guidelines do not specifically address IAC. This study describes clinical features of IAC in critical patients treated with anidulafungin(More)
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