Verónica Prado

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UNLABELLED The prevalence of relative adrenal insufficiency (RAI) in critically ill cirrhosis patients with severe sepsis is over 60% and associated features include poor liver function, renal failure, refractory shock, and high mortality. RAI may also develop in noncritically ill cirrhosis patients but its relationship to the clinical course has not yet(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Impairment of kidney function is common in cirrhosis but differential diagnosis remains a challenge. We aimed at assessing the usefulness of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), a biomarker of tubular damage, in the differential diagnosis of impairment of kidney function in cirrhosis. METHODS Two-hundred and forty-one(More)
Shikimate kinase (SK) is an essential enzyme in several pathogenic bacteria and does not have any counterpart in human cells, thus making it an attractive target for the development of new antibiotics. The key interactions of the substrate and product binding and the enzyme movements that are essential for catalytic turnover of the Mycobacterium(More)
OPINION STATEMENT Bacterial infections are more frequent and severe in cirrhosis. Most prevalent infections are spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and urinary infections followed by pneumonia, cellulitis and bacteremia. Cirrhosis increases the risk of sepsis, severe sepsis and death. Early diagnosis and adequate treatment of infections is essential in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Clinical course and risk factors of death in non-spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) infections are poorly known. We assessed the prevalence of acute kidney injury (AKI) and type-1 hepatorenal syndrome (HRS), hospital, 30-day and 90-day mortality and risk factors of death in 441 decompensated patients. METHODS Analysis of 615 non-SBP(More)
Cirrhotic patients are at increased risk of developing infection, sepsis and death. Enterobacteriaceae and nonenterococcal streptococci are the main bacteria responsible for spontaneous and urinary infections in this population. Prompt and appropriate treatment is basic in the management of cirrhotic patients with infection. Third-generation cephalosporins(More)
OBJECTIVES Prednisolone therapy increases the risk of infections in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH). We evaluated whether the use of the Lille Model at day 4 (LM4) is useful to predict response to prednisolone compared with the classic day 7 (LM7) in order to limit a futile exposure to corticosteroids. METHODS We performed a retrospective(More)
El paracetamol es uno de los fármacos más consumidos en spaña. Está implicado en el 5% de las intoxicaciones medicamenosas y es un potente hepatotóxico, siendo una causa frecuente e fallo hepático agudo1. Es menos conocido que la intoxicación or paracetamol puede causar una lesión renal y por ello nos ha arecido de interés aportar 2 casos. El primero de(More)
Shikimate kinase (SK), the fifth enzyme of the aromatic amino acid biosynthesis, is a recognized target for antibiotic drug discovery. The potential of the distinct dynamic apolar gap, which isolates the natural substrate from the solvent environment for catalysis, and the motion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Helicobacter pylori SK enzymes, which was(More)
 The burden of alcoholic liver disease continues to be a major public health problem worldwide. The spectrum of disease ranges from fatty liver to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Alcoholic hepatitis (AH) is a type of acute-on-chronic liver failure and the most severe form of alcoholic liver disease. Severe AH carries a poor short-term prognosis and(More)