María Teresa Gómez-Hernández

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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after elective thoracic surgery in patients receiving antithrombotic prophylaxis, and to evaluate the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) after lung resection. PATIENTS AND METHOD A descriptive, cross-sectional, retrospective study was designed. A total of 6004(More)
Hemidesmosomes (HD) are adhesive protein complexes that mediate stable attachment of basal epithelial cells to the underlying basement membrane. The organization of HDs relies on a complex network of protein-protein interactions, in which integrin alpha6beta4 and plectin play an essential role. Here we summarize the current knowledge of the structure of(More)
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is gradually replacing conventional open thoracotomy as the standard approach of many lung resections and thoracic surgical trainees and experienced surgeons must learn and master this technique. Simulation based training may be a good option to acquire or improve these advanced skills, however realistic and(More)
Recently published data from pooled randomised trials conclude that stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) can be considered the treatment of choice in operable lung cancer patients fit for lobectomy. This conclusion comes for comparable 3-year survival and much lower risk of early severe morbidity and mortality. In this editorial comment we discuss the(More)
Objectives Whether or not smoking increases the risk of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) in lung resection patients remains controversial. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether active smoking at the time of surgery increases the risk of PPCs compared to abstention shortly before the procedure. Methods We conducted a case-control(More)
Plectin and BPAG1e belong to the plakin family of high-molecular-weight proteins that interconnect the cytoskeletal systems and anchor them to junctional complexes. Plectin and BPAG1e are prototypical plakins with a similar tripartite modular structure. The N- and C-terminal regions are built of multiple discrete structural domains, while the central rod(More)
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