Martha L Nava

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The pharmacokinetics of nimesulide (4-nitro-2-phenoxymethane-sulfonanilide, NMS), a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug, and of its 4-hydroxy metabolite (4-nitro-2-(4'-hydroxy-phenoxy)-methane sulfonanilide, OH-NMS) was studied after a single oral dose (200 mg) and after repeated treatments (100 mg every 12 hours for 7 days) of NMS to two groups of 12(More)
70 children aged 4 to 12 years with acute infection and inflammation of the respiratory tract (laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis, pneumonia) were enrolled in a double-blind investigation and randomised to treatment with nimesulide (50mg granules twice daily) or lysine-aspirin (360mg granules twice daily) for 5 days. The drugs were similarly effective in(More)
The plasma concentration of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is highly correlated with the incidence of cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease. A positive physiological role for Lp(a) has not yet been clearly identified, although elevated plasma levels in pregnant women, long-distance runners, subjects given growth hormone, patients after cardiovascular(More)
The plasma concentration of human lipoprotein[a], Lp[a], is highly correlated with coronary artery disease. The protein moiety of Lp[a], apoLp[a], consists of two apoproteins, apo[a] and apoB-100, linked by one or more disulfide bonds(s). Apo[a], the protein unique to Lp[a], exists in polymorphic forms that exhibit different apparent molecular weights (Mr).(More)
Human Lp[a] was isolated in preparative amounts from two donors; the native lipoprotein and its constituent apoproteins, apo[a] and apoB, were characterized extensively. Based on differences in apparent molecular weight, four different isoforms of apo[a], a1-a4, were observed between the two donors. The number and relative distribution of these isoforms(More)
Lp[a] is a lipoprotein whose plasma concentration is highly correlated with cardiovascular disease. Its protein moiety, apoLp[a], consists of two large polypeptides, apo[a] and apo B. The possible contribution of Lp[a] to atherosclerosis in saphenous vein aortocoronary bypass grafts was studied in a population of patients undergoing coronary re-bypass(More)
BACKGROUND Since 2004, the Naval Health Research Center, with San Diego and Imperial counties, has collaborated with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct respiratory disease surveillance in the US-Mexico border region. In 2007, the Secretariat of Health, Mexico and the Institute of Public Health of Baja California joined the(More)
Studies have shown associations between respiratory diseases and air pollutants in Mexicali, México; however, none have addressed relative risk (RR) of death. By using Poisson regression models, we quantified the RR by exposure for: particulate matter (PM(10), PM(2.5)), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)), ozone (O(3)), and sulfur dioxide (SO(2))(More)
The efficacy and tolerability of nimesulide and naproxen were compared in a randomised double-blind study of patients with pain and inflammation after haemorrhoidectomy. Both drugs appeared similarly effective in reducing pain and oedema and no adverse reaction was detected. These data extend the information on the anti-inflammatory and analgesic efficacy(More)
In a randomised double-blind clinical study, 76 patients undergoing major ear, nose or throat (ENT) surgery (including 45 for cancer) were treated with nimesulide (200mg twice daily) or ketoprofen (100mg twice daily) administered rectally for 5 days. Pain intensity was significantly and similarly reduced in both treatment groups compared with baseline (p =(More)