Roberto M. Gutierrez

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Currently, more than 30% of the caloric intake in the Colombian population comes from vegetable oil consumption mainly by the ingestion of deep-fried foods. Recently, it has been reported that unsaturated fatty acid rich oils have a beneficial effect on the endothelial function. Nevertheless, it is well know that the deep-frying process(More)
Cutaneous metastases may be the first clinical manifestation of a visceral carcinoma, its incidence fluctuates between 0.7 and 9% of the carcinomas and normally indicate a dismal prognosis. The most frequent morphologies of cutaneous metastases are metastatic nodules, sclerotic forms that appear as infiltrated and stiff plates, the inflammatory variety that(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine if signal-averaged ECG of patients with anthracycline-induced left ventricular dysfunction could differentiate between patients with anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity and those without. Sixteen children with anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy, aged 6.5 to 15.5 years (anthracycline dose = 198-737 mg/m2), and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to develop a method for applying calibrated manual massage pressures by using commonly available, inexpensive sphygmomanometer parts and validate the use of this approach as a quantitative method of applying massage therapy to rodents. METHODS Massage pressures were monitored by using a modified neonatal blood(More)
Surgical treatment of coronary artery fistulae is being progressively suppleated by interventional cardiology. Each method has its advantages and drawbacks. The authors report their experience with a silicone balloon inflated with contrast (ITC) and released into the fistula. Between May and September 1996, percutaneous embolisation of coronary artery(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the contribution of neonatal electroencephalogram (EEG) and its correlation with the neurological examination at age of 9 months in newborns with bacterial neonatal meningitis. METHOD Twenty seven infants were studied with positive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture for bacteria. We used the worse EEG result during acute phase of(More)