Rafael A.N. Ramos

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We conducted a genome-wide association study testing single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and copy number variants (CNVs) for association with early-onset myocardial infarction in 2,967 cases and 3,075 controls. We carried out replication in an independent sample with an effective sample size of up to 19,492. SNPs at nine loci reached genome-wide(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The Framingham coronary heart disease (CHD) functions overestimate the risk of CHD in countries with a low incidence. Consequently, these functions should be calibrated for the purpose of primary prevention. Calibrated Framingham function charts of overall CHD risk for the Spanish population are presented. Patients and methods.(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to replicate the association between the kinesin-like protein 6 (KIF6) Trp719Arg polymorphism (rs20455), and clinical coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND Recent prospective studies suggest that carriers of the 719Arg allele in KIF6 are at increased risk of clinical CAD compared with noncarriers. METHODS The KIF6 Trp719Arg(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological evidence of the effects of long-term exposure to air pollution on the chronic processes of atherogenesis is limited. OBJECTIVE We investigated the association of long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution with subclinical atherosclerosis, measured by carotid intima media thickness (IMT) and ankle-brachial index (ABI).(More)
Automobile exhaust catalysts using platinum group elements (PGE) have been mandatory on new cars in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) since 1991. Platinum, Pd, Rh, Ir, and Os concentrations and the isotopic composition of Os were determined in PM10 samples from the MCMA. Samples were prepared by isotope dilution NiS fire assay, and analysis was(More)
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks are commonly deployed to aid the operation of large industrial facilities, such as water treatment and distribution facilities, and electricity and gas providers. Historically, SCADA networks were composed by special-purpose embedded devices communicating through proprietary protocols. However, three(More)
The computer networks research community lacks of shared measurement information. As a consequence, most researchers need to expend a considerable part of their time planning and executing measurements before being able to perform their studies. The lack of shared data also makes it hard to compare and validate results. This report describes our efforts to(More)
BACKGROUND Reversible changes in brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) weighted in diffusion-weighted images (DWI) and apparent water diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps have been reported in acute stroke, epilepsy, eclampsia, and hypoglycemia, but they are contradictory regarding to migraine aura. OBJECTIVE A 41-year-old woman with known basilar migraine(More)
a Institut Universitari d’Investigació en Atenció Primària (IDIAP) Jordi Gol, Barcelona, España Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona, España c Institut Català de la Salut, Barcelona, España d Facultad de Medicina, Universitat de Girona, Girona, España e Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Girona (IdIBGi), Girona, España Unitat de(More)