Teresa Álvarez

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Background Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common liver disease. The aim of the present study was to explore the relation of visfatin with underlying histopathological changes of NAFLD patients. Subjects A population of 55 NAFLD patients was analyzed in a cross-sectional study. A liver biopsy was realized. Weight, basal glucose, insulin,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To describe the age distribution, clinical, laboratory, radiographic, and bacteriologic findings of pediatric patients with tuberculous pleural effusion. DESIGN A retrospective study. PATIENTS AND METHODS We have identified all cases of primary pulmonary tuberculosis in children < 18 years, reported to the health department. We have(More)
The most frequent causes of glomerular diseases whose main clinical syndrome are nephrotic syndrome and acute renal failure may have several causes: acute tubular necrosis, thrombosis of renal veins, acute tubulointerstitial nephritis. Infrequently, the association between primary glomerular disease (membranous nephropathy and others) and crescentic(More)
This study was designed to analyze the hemodynamic and cerebral repercussions arising from the surgical interruption of the superior vena cava. The experiments were carried out in 12 mongrel dogs under two different conditions: with shunt (group A, n = 6) and without the installation of a shunt (group B, n = 6). The period of occlusion was 35 minutes. The(More)
Hanging is a common method of committing suicide and a routine task in medico-legal autopsies. The hanging mark is the most relevant external sign and its characteristics are well known, but, for unknown reasons, there are major differences in reports on internal findings. We retrospectively studied 228 consecutive cases of hanging deaths. A complete(More)
Cardiac electrophysiologic alterations were evaluated 1 to 8 months after partial supracoronary aortic constriction in cats. This procedure induced left ventricular systolic hypertension and hypertrophy with marked connective tissue infiltration. In situ, premature ventricular complexes were observed during or after vagal slowing of sinus rate in 8 (26%) of(More)
In patients with chronic renal failure (CRF), parenteral transmission of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is common. The response to the recombinant vaccine is 50%-80% of seroprotection. Therefore, to improve seroprotection, different strategies such as dose augmentation, vaccination at the predialysis stage, subcutaneous application, and using interleukin were(More)
We report a case of an esophageal collision tumor composed of adenocarcinoma and oat cell carcinoma. Both tumors appeared to arise from dysplastic Barrett's mucosae in a 75-year-old man. Immunohistochemical stains and electron microscopy demonstrated a separate identity for each of the tumors in collision. Molecular analysis of microsatellite regions was(More)
5-Hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) in micromolar amounts increased the growth of fibroblasts in culture while not affecting five other cell lines. Serotonin appeared to shorten the lag phase of cell growth. The effect was less when serotonin was added to the fibroblast culture after the initial 24-hour period. The two functional groups of the serotonin(More)