Marta Santisteban

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BACKGROUND Our objective was to evaluate the impact of asymptomatic acute cellular rejection (ACR) in left ventricular myocardial strain in heart transplant (HT) recipients by means of two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE). METHODS From September 1, 2009 to December 15, 2010 a conventional echocardiography and 2DSTE exam was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE Data about the characteristics of patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and concomitant mycobacterial skeletal infection are scarce. Thus, our aim was to describe this condition in a cohort of 11 patients. METHODS A review of the records of 11 HIV-positive individuals with microbiological confirmation of mycobacterial(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The aim of our study is to assess changes in the epidemiologic features of patients with native valve infective endocarditis. METHODS We analyzed a prospective series of 228 cases of native valve infective endocarditis in non-intravenous drug users attending our center between 1987 and 2009. We compared three subperiods:(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypertension (HTN) is a most prevalent risk factor associated with diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, all of which have been recently associated with gut microbial dysbiosis. However, a relationship between gut microbiota and HTN has not been studied. Thus, the objective of our study was to investigate if gut(More)
We report a newborn female with neonatal hyperthyroidism, born to a mother with Graves disease treated with potassium iodide and carbimazole. At four months she had some breast development, a bone age advance of one year, and elevated levels of FSH and estradiol. Later on the prolactin level was also raised, while LH and TSH values continued low.(More)
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