Miriam Estébanez-Muñoz

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The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has resulted in a reduction of opportunistic infections associated with cellular and humoral immunosuppression. However, what is still unclear is the impact of HAART on the development of other diseases not associated with AIDS, such as lung cancer and COPD. The aim of this paper is to review(More)
Endothelial dysfunction, a well recognized marker of cardiovascular risk, is an early event in arteriosclerosis process. Diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidemia, known risk factors for coronary disease have been associated with endothelial dysfunction, which improves after the control of these factors. Statins have additional benefits on(More)
Currently, non-AIDS comorbidities (cardiovascular disease, non-AIDS-related cancers, liver disease, osteoporosis, etc.) have become an important cause of morbimortality in patients with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. The elevation of plasma markers of inflammation has been associated with the development of cardiovascular disease and(More)
INTRODUCTION The present study was aimed at reviewing the iliopsoas abscess (IPA) from a contemporary perspective, on the basis of experience from two tertiary referral centres. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 35 cases of IPA diagnosed between 1998 and 2009. Their clinical and microbiological features were recorded, as well(More)
OBJECTIVE Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients who did not have severe immunodepression were analysed for multiple demyelinating lesions. METHODS Patients with a CD4 greater than 200/μL were selected after a search was made in a computerised data base. RESULTS Four patients were found, three were co-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV),(More)
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