María Luisa González-Casaus

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To evaluate a possible relationship between vitamin D levels and bone mineral density (BMD) and the prevalence of hypovitaminosis in a population of postmenopausal women from a rheumatologic outpatient clinic in Madrid, Spain, 171 postmenopausal women (aged 47–66 years) divided into two groups (osteoporotic and nonosteoporotic, according to WHO criteria)(More)
BACKGROUND In chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, the ability to excrete a phosphate load is impaired. Compensatory increase in parathyroid hormone (PTH) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) promote phosphaturia. Serum FGF23 concentration is considered an early biomarker of excess phosphate load and high levels of FGF23 have been associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE Vitamin D and fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) are related with cardiovascular disorders. We have investigated the relationship of calcidiol (vitamin D metabolite) and FGF-23 plasma levels with the incidence of adverse outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease. METHODS Prospective follow-up study of 704 outpatients, attending the(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD)–mineral and bone disorder (MBD) is characterized by increased circulating levels of parathormone (PTH) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), bone disease, and vascular calcification, and is associated with adverse outcomes. We studied the prevalence of mineral metabolism disorders, and the potential relationship between(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormalities of fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) plasma levels predict adverse outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease. However, FGF-23 has a different behaviour in the presence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). We explored whether the presence of T2D affects the predictive power of FGF-23. METHODS In 704 patients with stable(More)
BACKGROUND A positive calcium balance may contribute to vascular calcification, while a negative balance increases iPTH. We explored the impact of different dialysate calcium concentrations on bone and mineral metabolism parameters according to pre-dialysis serum calcium levels. RESULTS Fifty-six hemodialysis patients were dialyzed with 3.0 or 2.5 mEq/l(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Calcidiol (vitamin D metabolite) plasma levels vary with sun exposure (SE). However, it is not known if SE influences its prognostic ability. We have studied the effect of SE on plasma levels of the components of mineral metabolism (calcidiol, fibroblast growth factor-23 [FGF-23], parathormone [PTH], and phosphate [P]) and on their(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We investigated the relationship of the Syntax Score (SS) and coronary artery calcification (CAC), with plasma levels of biomarkers related to cardiovascular damage and mineral metabolism, as there is sparse information in this field. METHODS We studied 270 patients with coronary disease that had an acute coronary syndrome (ACS)(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormalities of mineral metabolism and inflammation may affect the cardiovascular system. We have assessed the relationship of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) with inflammation and mineral metabolism. METHODS LVH was measured in 146 outpatients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) using echocardiography. Calcidiol (a vitamin D(More)
INTRODUCTION Decreased plasma vitamin D (VD) levels are linked to cardiovascular damage. However, clinical trials have not demonstrated a benefit of VD supplements on left ventricular (LV) remodelling. Anterior ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) is the best human model to study the effect of treatments on LV remodelling. We present a(More)