Ragene Rivera

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BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is influenced by diverse environmental and genetic risk factors. Metabolic syndrome (MS) increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. We analysed 14 cases of polymorphisms located in 10 candidate loci, in a sample of patients with T2D and controls from Mexico City. METHODS We analysed the association of 14(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and safety of midazolam given as a continuous infusion in the treatment of status epilepticus in children. DESIGN Prospective, open study. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit. PATIENTS Twenty-four children with seizures, in whom three repeated intravenous doses of 0.3 mg/kg of diazepam, 20 mg/kg of phenobarbital,(More)
Breast cancer is heavily influenced by the reproductive history of the individual. Pregnancy has a protective effect which is attributed to differences in the degree of differentiation of the breast. The purpose of this work was to determine whether the quantity and the type of parenchymal structures present in the human breast were related to the age and(More)
Patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) typically have a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. To determine the impact of combining bevacizumab with second-line chemotherapy in patients with metastatic TNBC, we performed an exploratory subgroup analysis of the randomized phase 3 RIBBON-2 trial. RIBBON-2 enrolled patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the effect of different levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) on extravascular lung water and on lymphatic drainage through the thoracic duct during hydrostatic pulmonary edema. DESIGN Randomized, controlled, experimental study. SETTING Research laboratory of a tertiary care hospital. SUBJECTS Eighteen beagle dogs(More)
BACKGROUND Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is a highly aggressive tumor with a median survival rate of 6 months. AIM To analyze presentation, treatment, morphology, immunohistochemistry, and nuclear DNA analysis of a cohort of patients with ATC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twelve patients with ATC (11 female) with a mean age of 65 years were seen at our(More)
The diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease has significantly changed with time. With the aim of analysing changes in thyroid surgery in our institution, a representative sample of patients from the first three years in four decades (1960-1992) were comparatively analysed. In the sixties, the diagnosis of thyroid cancer was made during surgery; by(More)
At the present time, it is possible to achieve up to a 95% complete remission in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, using the combination of vincristine and prednisone. Nevertheless, it has not been possible to reproduce these results in the adult. For this reason, a third drug, in this case adriamycin in a low dose, was added to the(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment is the first option for patients with obstructive multinodular goiter. The extent of the resection and the use of postoperative hormonal therapy are, on the other hand, still under debate. OBJECTIVE To analyze the results of surgical treatment in 101 patient with multinodular goiter seen from 1980 to 1995. MATERIALS AND(More)
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