Ricardo Buitrago

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CONTEXT Chromogranin A (CgA) is a novel biomarker with potential to assess mortality risk of patients with severe sepsis. OBJECTIVE Assess association of CgA levels and mortality risk of severely septic patients. METHODS Serum CgA levels were measured in 50 hospitalized, severely septic patients with organ failure <48 h. RESULTS Higher CgA levels(More)
We have recently shown that ex vivo gene therapy of rabbit autologous vein grafts with antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (AS ODN) blocking cell cycle regulatory gene expression inhibits not only neointimal hyperplasia, but also diet-induced, accelerated graft atherosclerosis. We observed that these grafts remained free of macrophage invasion and foam cell(More)
The first video-assisted thoracic lobectomy in non-intubated patient in America was performed on 27th of September 2014 in Bogotá Colombia, The National Cancer Institute in Bogotá received Dr. Diego González-Rivas to make possible this kind of procedure in a 53-year-old man, with a history of papillary thyroid cancer treated with surgery and Iodine therapy,(More)
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