Maria P Martinez Cantarin

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OBJECTIVES Hypertension and obesity are major public health issues. Both conditions are highly prevalent among African Americans and contribute to the increased burden of cardiovascular disease in this group. Inflammation is considered to be an underlying process in both conditions. The authors sought to determine if there is an interaction between high(More)
INTRODUCTION Cytokines produced by adipose tissue, including adiponectin, have been associated with metabolic abnormalities. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of insulin sensitivity measured by euglycemic hyperinsulinemic insulin clamp with plasma adiponectin and other adipokines in young adult African Americans. METHODS(More)
Essential hypertension (HBP) is a complex trait with a substantial heritable component. The purpose of this study was to determine if variants in the G-protein coupled receptor Kinase-4 (GRK4), nitric oxide synthase-3 (NOS3), or angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) genes are associated singly or through complex interactions, with HBP in African Americans(More)
BACKGROUND Adiponectin plasma levels in chronic kidney disease (CKD) are two to three times higher than in individuals with normal kidney function. Despite adiponectin's anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic properties, patients with CKD have insulin resistance, systemic inflammation and accelerated atherogenesis. Hence, although adiponectin(More)
Background. End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is associated with inflammation and increased reactive oxygen species (ROS). Inflammation and oxidative stress are associated with several complications of ESRD. The aim of this study was to determine histological characteristics of adipose tissue and muscle mitochondrial function in uremia and its relationship(More)
A patient diagnosed with metastatic melanoma developed the paraneoplastic syndrome of humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy and cachexia after receiving ipilumumab. The cause of the hypercalcemia was thought to be secondary to parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) as plasma levels were found to be elevated. The patient underwent two tumor biopsies: at(More)
Acute tubular injury (ATI) is common at reperfusion, but its relationship to graft outcomes is unclear. Prior studies lack standardization of morphological assessments and included elements of acute and chronic tubular injury. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of ATI on graft outcomes. Reperfusion biopsies from 2004 to 2009 were retrospectively(More)
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