Valentina P Serrano

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Epidemiological studies have shown that patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing certain metabolic disorders, particularly obesity. Psoriasis and obesity are linked through a common pathophysiological mechanism of chronic low-grade inflammation. Not only is obesity associated with a higher incidence of psoriasis and greater severity, but it(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma high density lipoproteins (HDL) are involved in reverse cholesterol transport mediated by the scavenger receptor class B type I (SR-BI). Nicotinic acid increases HDL cholesterol levels, even though its specific impact on SR-BI dependent-cellular cholesterol transport remains unknown. AIM To determine the effect of nicotinic acid on HDL(More)
Severe hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) has been linked to defects in LPL, APOC2, APOA5, LMF1 and GBIHBP1 genes. However, a number of severe HTG cases are probably caused by as yet unidentified mutations. Very high triglyceride plasma levels (>112 mmol/L at diagnosis) were found in two sisters of a Chilean consanguineous family, which is strongly suggestive of a(More)
The present study was performed to investigate the effect of chloroform-methanol (1:1) extracts derived from Baccharis heterophylla H. B. K (Asteraceae), Desmodium grahami Gray (Leguminosae), Dyssodia pinnata var. pinnata Rob. (Asteraceae), Gentiana spathacea H. B. K. (Gentianaceae), Loeselia mexicana Brand. (Polemoniaceae), Selaginella pallescens Spring.(More)
BACKGROUND Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is the single leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Most of the deaths associated with PPH occur in resource-poor settings where effective methods of prevention and treatment - such as oxytocin - are not accessible because many births still occur at home, or in community settings, far from a health facility.(More)
Catalina Dussaillant (cdussa@gmail.com) Valentina Serrano (valenpaz@gmail.com) Alberto Maiz (maiz@med.puc.cl) Susana Eyheramendy (susana@mat.puc.cl) Luis Rodrigo Cataldo (rcataldo@ciq.uchile.cl) Matías Chávez (matchavezf@gmail.com) Susan V Smalley (svsmalleym@gmail.com) Attilio Rigotti (arigotti@med.puc.cl) Lorena Rubio (lnarubioq@gmail.com) Carlos F Lagos(More)
PURPOSE To characterize reporting of P values, confidence intervals (CIs), and statistical power in health professions education research (HPER) through manual and computerized analysis of published research reports. METHOD The authors searched PubMed, Embase, and CINAHL on May 7, 2016, for comparative research studies. For manual analysis of abstracts(More)
INTRODUCTION high density lipoproteins (HDL) have important cardiovascular protective effects mediated by their role in reverse cholesterol transport as well as other functional activities, including significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has been shown that HDL anti-inflammatory and antioxidant functions are defective in metabolically(More)