Luis Daniel Carrillo-Córdova

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We report a case of rhombencephalitis infection by Listeria monocytogenes in a 66-year-old man with cirrhosis. The CSF analysis indicated L. monocytogenes as the most likely pathogen. Blood and CSF culture were positive to L. monocytogenes and MRI findings were suggestive of rhomboencephalitis. The treatment was started empirically and then modified when(More)
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) overdose remain a common cause of fatal drug poisoning as a result of their cardiovascular toxicity manifested by electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities, arrhythmias and hypotension. Cardiac toxicity secondary to TCAs is due mainly to sodium-channel blockade and slowing of phase 0 depolarization of the action potential(More)
INTRODUCTION portal hypertension and variceal hemorrhage are common complications of hepatic cirrhosis, both associated with a high morbimortality. Portal system decompression by the placement of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stented shunt, can reduce portal venus pressure and is effective controling complications of portal hypertension, like(More)
The majority of studies have demonstrated a correlation between diagonal earlobe creases sign with coronary artery disease and atheroscleosis. Diagonal earlobe creases run from the lower pole of the external meatus, diagonally backwards to the edge of the lobe at approximately 45. The objective of this paper is review the evidence related to this(More)
Nuclear receptors comprise a superfamily of ligand-activated transcription factors that are involved in important aspects of hepatic physiology and pathophysiology. There are about 48 nuclear receptors in the human. These nuclear receptors are regulators of many hepatic processes including hepatic lipid and glucose metabolism, bile acid homeostasis, drug(More)
In 1924, Libman and Sacks described valvular lesions in patients with lupus erythematosus. Libman-Sacks valvular lesions are sterile fibrinous vegetations that preferentially develop at the left-sided heart valves. Reports of their prevalence range from 53 to 74%. Libman-Sacks endocarditis is associated with disease activity and antiphospholipid antibodies(More)
Introduction. Advances in storage techniques of erythrocyte concentrates have contributed to develop significant erythrocyte morphologic abnormalities which have been associated with greater damage in the microcirculation, multiple organ dysfunction and increased morbidity and mortality. Objective. To evaluate the changes in erythrocyte morphology related(More)
Sepsis continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Evidence is emerging from observational studies and basic science research that statins might be associated with reduced mortality in sepsis. Statins have diverse immunomodulatory and antiinflammatory properties independent of their lipid-lowering ability. The protective association between(More)