Mario Pérez-Martínez

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To propose national diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for interventional radiology and to evaluate the impact of the procedural complexity on patient doses. Eight interventional radiology units from Spanish hospitals were involved in this project. The participants agreed to undergo common quality control procedures for X-ray systems. Kerma area product(More)
PURPOSE To calculate the difference in the patient radiation dose in radiologically guided interventional vascular procedures between conventional and digital systems and to estimate the effective dose and the energy imparted with the digital system. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 318 procedures (in 318 patients) in 15 different examination groups were(More)
The objective of this work was to estimate patient doses (dose-area product, organ dose, effective dose and entrance surface dose) for barium procedures. A total of 175 procedures, in 175 patients, for five different examination categories was analysed. Dose-area product was determined using a transmission ionization chamber. Organ dose and effective dose(More)
INTRODUCTION Estrogens are well recognized as important hormones in male reproduction and act as ligands to alpha and beta estrogen receptors. Both estrogen receptors could interact with estrogen-mimicking compounds such as the fluorescent phytoestrogen coumestrol, which acts both in an agonist or antagonist fashion. OBJECTIVE To investigate the presence(More)
Dog overpopulation is considered a human health risk; they are the terrestrial vector of rabies and reservoirs for other human diseases. Surgical neutering and intratesticular injections have been used in male dogs. Physiological and morphological alterations in reproductive organs can be induced by phytoestrogens. Our goal was to evaluate the effect of(More)
A decrease in fertility can have a negative economic impact, both locally and over a broader geographical scope, and this is especially the case with regard to the cattle industry. Therefore, much interest exists in evaluating proteins that might be able to increase the fertility of sperm. Heparin binding proteins (HBPs), specifically the fertility(More)
The mite Psoroptes cuniculi is a common worldwide ectoparasite and the most frequently found in rabbit farms. It causes significant economic losses on commercial rabbit breeding associated with poor leather quality, reduced conception rates, weight loss, poor growth and death. Several strategies have been proposed for the treatment of mange caused by this(More)
Progesterone receptor (PR) plays an important role in mammals pregnancy which is characterized by greater progesterone plasma concentrations. We assessed PR protein distribution in the rabbit uterus by immunohistochemistry in two progestational conditions: pseudopregnancy (intact adult animals treated with hCG) and after application of a synthetic(More)
We characterized the expression pattern of progesterone receptor (PR) in two regions of the oviduct (ampullae and isthmus), and the uterus (epithelium and stroma) of the rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) during early pregnancy (1-4 days) by RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry. We observed a significant increase in the expression of PR at mRNA level in the uterus(More)
The aim of this research work has been the estimation of the stochastic risk for five barium examinations. The sample was the population attending the Radiological Service of the 'Nuestra Señora de la Victoria' University Hospital, who had been treated with some barium examinations, set in five different groups: oesophagus tract, oesophagus-gastric-duodenal(More)