Ricardo A. Reyes

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The most significant problem of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) fingernail dosimetry is the presence of two signals of non-radiation origin that overlap the radiation-induced signal (RIS), making it almost impossible to perform dose measurements below 5 Gy. Historically, these two non-radiation components were named mechanically induced signal (MIS)(More)
Bone regeneration and vascularization with porous PLGA scaffolds loaded with VEGF (0.35 and 1.75 μg) and BMP-2 (3.5 and 17.5 μg), incorporated in PLGA microspheres, or the combination of either dose of BMP-2 with the low dose of VEGF were investigated in an intramedullary femur defect in rabbits. The system was designed to control growth factor (GF) release(More)
Purpose: To present our experience in the treatment of nasolacrimal occlusion by means of polyurethane stents. Methods: Forty polyurethane stents were placed under fluoroscopic guidance in 35 consecutive patients with epiphora due to total or partial obstruction of the nasolacrimal system. The set designed by Song was used in all patients. The procedure was(More)
Argemone platyceras is used in Mexico as a remedy for cough, bronchitis and pneumonia. The present study was performed to investigate the pharmacological anti-asthmatic properties of Argemone platyceras on airways and to identify its active principles. Methanol extracts of leaves and flowers, subsequent organic and aqueous extraction phases, and silica gel(More)
Regeneration of cartilage defects can be accelerated by localized delivery of appropriate growth factors (GFs) from scaffolds. In the present study we analysed the in vitro and in vivo release rates and delivery efficacies of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGFβ1) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) from a bilayered system, applied for osteochondral(More)
The purpose of this paper is to develop a basis for the hypothesis that digital action games may produce cognitive benefits for older adults. First, a discussion of the relationship between cognitive and physical health shows the increasing weight given to the role of declines in cognition in the development of dependency in older adult population studies.(More)
Seventy-seven transjugular liver biopsies were performed with a coaxial, spring-loaded, 18-gauge cutting needle, the Biopty gun (Bard Biopsy System, Covington, GA, USA) on consecutive patients between July 1993 and February 1995. Fifty men and 27 women were included in the study; the mean age was 45 years (range 15–69 years). The average number of punctures(More)
OBJECTIVE Cellular and subcellular localization of estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha) and estrogen receptor beta (ERbeta) in uterine leiomyomas. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University of La Laguna (ULL) and Canary University Hospital (HUC). PATIENT(S) Premenopausal and postmenopausal women with uterine leiomyomas. INTERVENTION(S) Hysterectomy(More)
The effect of specific glycosaminoglycan-hydrolyzing enzymes on the ruthenium red staining of pig spermatozoa was studied. Washed spermatozoa were incubated at 35 degrees C in buffer or with neuraminidase 0.5 units/ml, heparinase 0.2 mg/ml, or chondroitinase ABC 2.0 units/ml. After incubation sperm cells were washed, stained with ruthenium red and studied(More)
The two growth factors VEGF and PDGF are involved in the process of bone regeneration. For this reason, we developed a brushite-chitosan system which controls the release kinetics of incorporated VEGF and PDGF to enhance bone healing. PDGF (250 ng) was incorporated in the liquid phase. Alginate microsphere-encapsulated VEGF (350 ng) was pre-included in(More)