Pedro S Argoti Torres

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BACKGROUND Previous studies on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with bipolar disorder have reported rates 11% and 79% higher than in their respective general populations. This study evaluates the prevalence of MetS in a group of 194 Spanish patients with bipolar disorder. METHODS Naturalistic, multicentre, cross-sectional study.(More)
This article describes the methodology used in the 2007 U.S. National Roadside Survey to estimate the prevalence of alcohol- and drug-impaired driving and alcohol- and drug-involved driving. This study involved randomly stopping drivers at 300 locations across the 48 continental U.S. states at sites selected through a stratified random sampling procedure.(More)
A Spanish sample consisting of 68 Caucasian pathological gambling patients (47 males and 21 females) and 68 unaffected controls were screened by the molecular analysis of a functional DNA polymorphism in the locus for the D4 dopamine receptor gene. Our results are consistent with the existence of a significant association between genetic variants at a DRD4(More)
BACKGROUND To date, little is known about cardiovascular risk (CVR) in terms of coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular mortality risk (CMR) in patients with bipolar disorder. This study provides data on the overall risk of any fatal or non-fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) and on the cardiovascular mortality risk (CMR) within 10 years in these(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether the relative risk of being involved in an alcohol-related crash has changed over the decade from 1996 to 2007, a period during which there has been little evidence of a reduction in the percentage of all fatal crashes involving alcohol. METHOD We compared blood-alcohol information for the 2006(More)
Genetic factors play an important role in the aetiology of bipolar affective disorder (BP). So far, results of linkage studies have been largely disappointing. We have searched for a possible association between polymorphic DNA markers of two candidate genes (tyrosine hydroxylase, TH; dopamine D2 receptor gene, DRD2) and BP in a population from central(More)
The K70E mutation in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) reverse transcriptase (RT) has become more prevalent in clinical samples, particularly in isolates derived from patients for whom triple-nucleoside regimens that include tenofovir (TNV), abacavir, and lamivudine (3TC) failed. To elucidate the molecular mechanism by which this mutation confers(More)
INTRODUCTION The literature presents a puzzling picture of Latinos being overrepresented in alcohol-related crashes, but not in noncrash drinking and driving. This report examines if, like other demographic variables in which some groups are at a higher crash risk than others (e.g., young drivers), different racial/ethnic groups face different crash risks.(More)
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