Mireya Losada

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Lack of resolution of hyperparathyroidism after long-term renal transplantation is common. The relative roles of the graft function attained and the degree of pre-transplant hyperparathyroidism have not been established. Intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) and several clinical parameters were studied before and 68.6+/-26.8 months (range: 30-124) after renal(More)
Kidney biopsies from fourteen patients with the nephrotic syndrome were studied by light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. Morphologically, all cases showed moderate diffuse mesangial cell proliferation. In all cases, immunofluorescent microscopy demonstrated diffuse and generalized deposits of IgM as the sole or predominant immunoglobulin.(More)
UNLABELLED Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment and blindness among persons aged 60 years and older and many theories exist and feature mechanisms of oxidative stress, atherosclerotic-like changes, genetic predisposition, and inflammation in development of AMD. The aim of this study was to evaluate(More)
The presence of free serum DNA and/or antibodies against nuclear antigens was studied in 65 patients in chronic hemodialysis. Most of patients showed increased levels of both free single-stranded DNA (ss DNA) (28 out of 29) and native (double-stranded) DNA (n DNA) (25 our of 28) at the beginning of each dialysis session (69 +/- 26 vs. 119 +/- 14, p less(More)
Stenosis of the subclavian vein (SVS) after cannulation occurs in 15 to 50% of chronic hemodialysis patients, and impedes the placement of an arteriovenous fistula in the ipsilateral arm. Its natural history and pathogenic mechanisms are not well established. This study examined 42 consecutive chronic renal failure patients (28 men and 14 women; 46+/-19 yr)(More)
Lipid peroxides are thought to be formed by free radicals and have been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetes complications. A convenient and sensitive method for estimation of lipid peroxide concentration is the quantitative estimation of their metabolic end-product malondialdehyde (MDA) expressed in mmol/L using the thiobarbituric acid test(More)
The perinatal distribution of butorphanol was demonstrated in relation to maternal-neonatal transfer and colostrum/milk excretion in obstetric patients. Parenteral butorphanol passed the placental barrier and was found in neonatal cord serum. The mean neonatal serum concentration of butorphanol was not different from the mean maternal serum concentration of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze biomarkers of oxidative stress in patients with wet age related macular degeneration (AMD). PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS Case-control study that includes 163 patients with wet AMD (age group of 55-82 years with the mean age of 71 years and 170 age-matched healthy controls in the age group of 55-78 years with(More)