Noberto Ortego-Centeno

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Smoking is related to a decreased bone mass and increased risk of osteoporotic fractures. Nevertheless, the effect of smoking in males is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to assess the repercussion of smoking on bone mass in otherwise healthy male smokers and its relationship with markers of mineral metabolism and hormone profile. We(More)
Smoking is related to decreased bone mass and increased risk of osteoporotic fractures. However, the harmful effects of smoking on bone have not been well characterized. The purpose of this study was to assess the repercussions of smoking on bone mass in premenopausal women, and the relationship between these effects and parameters of mineral metabolism and(More)
NKG2D, involved in T-cell activation and viral defense, shows a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the transmembrane region, characterized by a substitution of alanine with threonine. We examined the association of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with one of the NKG2D gene variants. We also studied the functional impact of that allele in SLE.(More)
Dear Editor, We have read the work by Carmel et al. [1] in which the authors report that postmenopausal women treated with bisphosphonates and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels above 33 ng/ml have 4.5 times more possibilities of better outcomes than women with lower levels. Similar results have been reported elsewhere [2–4]. We wanted to analyze(More)
Henoch-SchoÈ nle in purpura (HSP) is an entity characterized by the association of purpura, arthralgias, and abdominal pain, sometimes accompanied by nephritis, whose anatomopathological substrate is leukocytoclastic vasculitis (1). We present a case whose initial manife stations were mainly digestive ; a barium study showed an ile itis terminalis that was(More)
1. Leys D, Deplanque D, Mounier-Vehier C, Mackowiak-Cordoliani MA, et al. (2002) Stroke prevention. Management of modifiable vascular risk factors. J Neurol 249(5):507–517 2. Progress Collaborative Group (2001) Randomised trial of a perindoprilbased blood-pressure-lowering regimen among 6105 individuals with previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack.(More)
A case of infective endocarditis due to Streptococcus agalactiae was treated conservatively by means of cefotaxime sodium given intravenously at a dose of 1 g every six hours supplemented with gentamycin sulphate, also given intravenously, with the dose adjusted according to concentrations of the drug in the plasma. The treatment was successful.
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