M García Fuentes

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Uremic patients suffer from various immunological alterations, whose pathogenesis is still unknown. Here, we studied 37 hemodialysis patients in order to investigate the role of prostaglandins (PGs) in uremic immunological deficiency, specifically in relation to interleukin-2 (IL-2) synthesis. We confirmed previous published data on deficient response to(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the breakfast model and food intake at mid-morning (snack) in schooled adolescents at Santander city. SUBJECTS A cross-sectional study was performed analyzing a sample of 403 adolescents: 232 girls (58%; 95% CI: 52%-62%) and 171 boys (42%; 95% CI: 38%-48%), with ages between 12 and 19 years, schooled at 12 second degree education(More)
OBJECTIVE Different studies conclude that apoprotein E (Apo E) is a genetic determinant of lipid levels and cardiovascular risk, although these studies have been carried out principally in adults, with scarce and variable results available in children. The aim of our study was to analyze the association between lipid profile and the different Apo E isoforms(More)
Rare diseases (RD) are receiving increasing attention within both the scientific community and society in general. Many RDs are diagnosed during paediatric age and affect the patient throughout his life, but they can also be diagnosed during adult age. Advances in the biochemical, molecular and genetic diagnosis of these diseases are proving essential in(More)
OBJECTIVE Because of concerns about the declining autopsy rate, an attempt was made to evaluate the contributions from the postmortem examination in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS We carried out a retrospective comparison analysis between clinical and pathological diagnosis of 56 consecutive autopsies performed on children who died in the PICU during the(More)
A retrospective study of pneumococcal meningitis was carried out. This study included 22 cases of this illness that occurred in 17 pediatric patients in Cantabria between 1977 and 1990, inclusive. Three children suffered from recurrent meningitis. The age range of the patients was 0.3-14 years, with a mean age of 4 years. Of these cases, 77.4% occurred in(More)
This work presents the morbidity by accident which required medical assistance, covering the population from zero-to-nineteen years of the Autonomic Community of Cantabria between the first of October 1986 and the 30th of September 1987. For this study 1610 families chosen at random depending on the zone's population, were interviewed. The number of(More)