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Torrente-Rodriguez R.M.,Complutense University of Madrid | Campuzano S.,Complutense University of Madrid | Lopez-Hernandez E.,CSIC - Biological Research Center | Montiel V.R.-V.,Complutense University of Madrid | And 4 more authors.
Biosensors and Bioelectronics | Year: 2015

A novel magnetobiosensing approach for the rapid and simultaneous detection of two breast cancer-related miRs (miR-21 and miR-205) is reported. It involves the use of antimiR-21 and antimiR-205 specific probes, chitin-modified magnetic beads (Chitin-MBs), the p19 viral protein as capture bioreceptor and amperometric detection with the H2O2/hydroquinone (HQ) system at dual screen-printed carbon electrodes (SPdCEs). The use of SPdCEs allows the simultaneous independent amperometric readout for each target miR to be measured. The magnetosensor exhibited sensitive and selective detection with dynamic ranges from 2.0 to 10.0nM and detection limits of 0.6nM (6fmol) for both target miRs without any amplification step in less than 2h. The usefulness of the approach was evaluated by detecting the endogenous levels of both target miRs in total RNA (RNAt) extracted from metastatic breast cancer cell lines and human tissues. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.


Campuzano S.,Complutense University of Madrid | Torrente-Rodriguez R.M.,Complutense University of Madrid | Lopez-Hernandez E.,CSIC - Biological Research Center | Conzuelo F.,Complutense University of Madrid | And 3 more authors.
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition | Year: 2014

MicroRNAs (miRs) have emerged as important clinical biomarkers with both diagnostic and prognostic value for relevant diseases, such as cancer. MiRs pose unique challenges for detection and are currently detected by northern blotting, real-time PCR, and microarray techniques. These expensive, complicated, and time-consuming techniques are not feasible for on-site miR determination. In this study, amperometric magnetobiosensors involving RNA-binding viral protein p19 as a selective biorecognition element were developed for miR quantification. The p19-based magnetosensors were able to detect 0.4 fmol of a synthetic target and endogenous miR-21 (selected as a model for its role in a wide variety of cancers) in only 2 h in total RNA extracted from cancer cells and human breast-tumor specimens without PCR amplification and sample preprocessing. These results open up formidable perspectives for the diagnosis and prognosis of human cancers and for drug-discovery programs. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.


Cadore E.L.,Public University of Navarra | Rodriguez-Manas L.,University Hospital of Getafe | Sinclair A.,University of Bedfordshire | Izquierdo M.,Public University of Navarra
Rejuvenation Research | Year: 2013

The aim of this review was to recommend training strategies that improve the functional capacity in physically frail older adults based on scientific literature, focusing specially in supervised exercise programs that improved muscle strength, fall risk, balance, and gait ability. Scielo, Science Citation Index, MEDLINE, Scopus, Sport Discus, and ScienceDirect databases were searched from 1990 to 2012. Studies must have mentioned the effects of exercise training on at least one of the following four parameters: Incidence of falls, gait, balance, and lower-body strength. Twenty studies that investigated the effects of multi-component exercise training (10), resistance training (6), endurance training (1), and balance training (3) were included in the present revision. Ten trials investigated the effects of exercise on the incidence of falls in elderly with physical frailty. Seven of them have found a fewer falls incidence after physical training when compared with the control group. Eleven trials investigated the effects of exercise intervention on the gait ability. Six of them showed enhancements in the gait ability. Ten trials investigated the effects of exercise intervention on the balance performance and seven of them demonstrated enhanced balance. Thirteen trials investigated the effects of exercise intervention on the muscle strength and nine of them showed increases in the muscle strength. The multi-component exercise intervention composed by strength, endurance and balance training seems to be the best strategy to improve rate of falls, gait ability, balance, and strength performance in physically frail older adults. © Copyright 2013, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.


Cadore E.L.,Public University of Navarra | Moneo A.B.B.,Public University of Navarra | Mensat M.M.,Real Casa de Misericordia | Munoz A.R.,Real Casa de Misericordia | And 3 more authors.
Age | Year: 2014

This study investigated the effects of a multicomponent exercise intervention on muscle strength, incidence of falls and functional outcomes in frail elderly patients with dementia after long-term physical restraint, followed by 24 weeks of training cessation. Eighteen frail elderly patients with mild dementia (88.1∈±∈5.1 years) performed a multicomponent exercise program, which consisted of 4 weeks of walking, balance and cognitive exercises, followed by 4 weeks of resistance exercise performed twice weekly [8-12 repetitions at 20-50 % of the one-repetition maximum (1RM)], combined with walking, balance and cognitive exercises. Before and after training, as well as after 24 weeks of training cessation, strength outcomes, Barthel Index, balance, gait ability, rise from a chair ability, dual task performance, incidence of falls and Mini-Mental State Examination were assessed. After the first 4 weeks of training, there was a significant improvement only in the balance test, whereas no additional changes were observed. However, after the second part of the training, the participants required significantly less time for the time-up-and-go test (P∈<∈0.05), and improved the isometric hand grip, hip flexion and knee extension strength, as well as the leg press 1RM (P∈<∈0.01). A significant reduction was also observed in the incidence of falls (P∈<∈0.01). After 24 weeks of training cessation, abrupt decreases were observed in nearly all of the physical outcomes (P∈<∈0.05). The exercise intervention improved strength, balance and gait ability in frail elderly patients with dementia after long-term physical restraint, and these benefits were lost after training cessation. © 2013 American Aging Association.


Cadore E.L.,Public University of Navarra | Casas-Herrero A.,Hospital Complex of Navarra | Zambom-Ferraresi F.,Public University of Navarra | Idoate F.,Clinic San Miguel | And 4 more authors.
Age | Year: 2014

This randomized controlled trial examined the effects of multicomponent training on muscle power output, muscle mass, and muscle tissue attenuation; the risk of falls; and functional outcomes in frail nonagenarians. Twenty-four elderly (91.9∈±∈4.1 years old) were randomized into intervention or control group. The intervention group performed a twice-weekly, 12-week multicomponent exercise program composed of muscle power training (8-10 repetitions, 40-60 % of the one-repetition maximum) combined with balance and gait retraining. Strength and power tests were performed on the upper and lower limbs. Gait velocity was assessed using the 5-m habitual gait and the time-up-and-go (TUG) tests with and without dual-task performance. Balance was assessed using the FICSIT-4 tests. The ability to rise from a chair test was assessed, and data on the incidence and risk of falls were assessed using questionnaires. Functional status was assessed before measurements with the Barthel Index. Midthigh lower extremity muscle mass and muscle fat infiltration were assessed using computed tomography. The intervention group showed significantly improved TUG with single and dual tasks, rise from a chair and balance performance (P∈<∈0.01), and a reduced incidence of falls. In addition, the intervention group showed enhanced muscle power and strength (P∈<∈0.01). Moreover, there were significant increases in the total and high-density muscle cross-sectional area in the intervention group. The control group significantly reduced strength and functional outcomes. Routine multicomponent exercise intervention should be prescribed to nonagenarians because overall physical outcomes are improved in this population. © 2013 American Aging Association.


Sanz-Fernandez R.,University of Toledo | Sanchez-Rodriguez C.,University Hospital of Getafe | Granizo J.J.,Hospital Infanta Cristina | Durio-Calero E.,University of Toledo | Martin-Sanz E.,University of Toledo
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology | Year: 2016

Aging causes histological, electrophysiological and molecular changes in the cochlea. The free radical theory of aging, has obtained consensus, and the mitochondrion is reported to play a key role in aging as a major source of reactive oxygen species. In the last years, there has been a significant increase in the interest in polyphenols because of the antioxidant properties and their role in the prevention of various diseases associated with oxidative stress, including aging. The aim of this study was to evaluate the preventive effect of different polyphenols on ARHL with auditory-evoked potentials. 100 Healthy female Sprague–Dawley (SD) rats were used for this study. Five groups were created based on the age of the rats, in months: 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months old. Two additional groups were created based on the treatment received. In the control group, 50 animals were assigned to no treatment. In the treated group, 50 animals were given a vehicle mixture of polyphenols for the half of the life before euthanization. Nine frequencies were tested (0.5–16 kHz) with ASSR and tone-burst ABR, performed on all of the rats prior to sacrifice. 100-μs auditory clicks ABRs were also recorded. A significant decrease in the audition was detected with ABR and ASSR in both treated and non-treated groups, as the different groups became older. This deterioration was more accurately measured at acute frequencies. Significantly lower thresholds were observed in the treated rats in the 6, 12 and 18-month-old group in the treated rats compared with the control group. All of the thresholds elicited using the ASSR technique were lower than the thresholds obtained using the ABR, regardless of the stimulus type. The present study demonstrated the benefits of the polyphenols, which generated a significant protection against ARHL, with significantly improved ASSR and tone-burst ABR auditory thresholds in rats receiving treatment with polyphenols. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Sanchez-Mariscal F.,University Hospital of Getafe | Gomez-Rice A.,University Hospital of Getafe | Izquierdo E.,University Hospital of Getafe | Pizones J.,University Hospital of Getafe | And 2 more authors.
Spine | Year: 2012

STUDY DESIGN.: Prospective radiographic and clinical analysis. OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate whether radiographic spinopelvic parameters correlate with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measures, in the long run, in patients operated on scoliosis in adult age. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: There are papers that correlate sagittal radiographic parameters with HRQOL scores for healthy spine as well as for some spinal disorders. However, there are limited studies evaluating correlations between HRQOL measures, radiographic spinopelvic parameters, and age in patients operated on scoliosis in adult age. METHODS.: Fifty-nine patients, older than 21 years at surgery time (median: 50.2 years), were operated upon at a single center. All of them suffered mainly frontal deformity, idiopathic or degenerative curves, and long fusions, with more than a 2-year follow-up (median:8.5 years). Full-length freestanding radiographs, including the spine and pelvis, and SRS22 and SF36 instruments, were available for every patient at final follow-up. Sagittal and frontal radiographic parameters and age were analyzed for correlation with HRQOL. A multivariate analysis was performed. RESULTS.: No significant correlation was found between frontal parameters and HRQOL measures. Spearman rank order test showed correlation (P < 0.001) between Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) activity and sagittal vertical axis (SVA) (r = -0.44), pelvic tilt (PT) (r = -0.49), and age (r = -0.5). SRS total was correlated (P < 0.004) with PT (r = -0.32) and age (r = -0.41). SF36 physical function correlated (P < 0.001) with SVA (r = -0.44), PT (r = -0.45), and age (r = -0.56). After multivariate analysis, only age and PT persisted as possible predictors of worse SRS activity scores. CONCLUSION.: After primary surgery for adult scoliosis, frontal radiographic parameters did not correlate with HRQOL measures. In univariate analysis, patient age, SVA, and PT correlated with activity scores, although the correlation coefficients did not reach high values. After multivariate analysis, SVA was not a predictor of function. © 2012, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Reverte V.,University of Murcia | Tapia A.,University of Murcia | Moreno J.M.,University of Murcia | Rodriguez L.,University Hospital of Getafe | And 3 more authors.
American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology | Year: 2011

Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2) is involved in regulating renal hemodynamics after renal ablation. It is also known that high protein intake (HPI) leads to a deterioration of renal function when there is preexisting renal disease and that there are important gender differences in the regulation of renal function. This study tested the hypothesis that the role of COX2 in regulating renal function and the renal hemodynamic effects elicited by HPI are enhanced when nephrogenesis is altered during renal development. It was also expected that the role of COX2 and the effects elicited by HPI are age and sex dependent. Newborn Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with an AT1 ANG II receptor antagonist during the nephrogenic period (ARAnp). Experiments were performed at 3-4 and 10-11 mo of age. Arterial pressure was elevated (P < 0.05) at both ages and in both sexes of ARAnp-treated rats. Renal COX2 expression was only elevated (P < 0.05) at 10-11 mo of age in both sexes of ARAnp-treated rats. COX2 inhibition induced greater renal vasoconstriction in male and female hypertensive than in normotensive rats at both ages. HPI did not induce glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the youngest hypertensive rats and in the oldest female hypertensive rats. However, the GFR decreased during HPI (0.63 ± 0.07 to 0.19 ± 0.05 ml/min) in the oldest male hypertensive rats. The HPI-induced increment in proteinuria was greater (P < 0.05) in male (99 ± 22 mg/day) than in female (30 ± 8 mg/day) hypertensive rats. These results show that COX2 plays an important role in the regulation of renal function when renal development is altered and that prolonged HPI can lead to a renal insufficiency in males but not in females with reduced nephron endowment.


Acarturk T.O.,University of Pittsburgh | Maldonado A.A.,University Hospital of Getafe | Ereso A.,University of Pittsburgh
Microsurgery | Year: 2015

Free fasciocutaneous flaps like the radial forearm free flap (RFFF) and the anterolateral thigh (ALT) are the most commonly used flaps in intraoral reconstruction. However, certain conditions preclude the use of either of these flaps. The aim of this report was to show applicability of "thinned" peroneal artery perforator (PAP) flaps in intraoral reconstruction. We report two cases of squamous cell carcinoma involving the tongue and floor of the mouth, where one patient had advanced scleroderma with tight forearm skin and the other with a history of Reynaud's disease precluding the use of RFFF. In addition, both patients were morbidly obese with thick adipose tissue in the thigh making ALT flap not a suitable option. Instead, a PAP flap was chosen. After the harvest, the subcutaneous tissue thickness was measured to be 2.2 and 1.8 cm, respectively. The thinning was performed by removing the deep fat lobules of the superficial fat layer down to a final thickness of 0.4 and 0.3 cm, respectively. A 2 × 2 cm area surrounding the perforators were kept untouched. Both patients had uneventful postoperative course with one patient having a small donor area dehiscence that healed with local wound care. The functional outcomes at 1 year were good. "Thinned" PAP flap is a unique and novel application that may be an alternative in intraoral reconstruction when primary choices are not available. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Microsurgery 35:399-402, 2015. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


PubMed | University Hospital of Getafe
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Minerva ginecologica | Year: 2016

The aim of this study was to compare the obstetric outcomes after successful external cephalic version (cases) with a group of pregnant women with a spontaneous cephalic fetal position at delivery (controls).Retrospective review of the cohort of study was performed at the University Hospital of Getafe (Madrid, Spain) between January 2012 and January 2013.1516 patients (48 cases; 1468 controls). We compared the type of delivery in pregnant women after ECV performed successfully (cases) with spontaneous cephalic presentations (controls). Pregnancies with vaginal delivery contraindicated, elective cesarean section (CS) justified by maternal disease, multiple pregnancies, or pregnancies below 37 weeks were excluded. Maternal age, BMI, parity, gestational age at delivery, and onset of labor (spontaneous or induced) were controlled.Prevalence of CS and operative delivery in both groups. Women who underwent a successful ECV had a significantly higher CS rate compared with the women of the control group (12/48 [25%] vs. 202/1468 [13.76%]; P=0.028). There was no difference in the rate of operative delivery (6/48 [12.5%] vs. 177/1468 [12.05%] P=0.92).Deliveries following a successful ECV are associated with an increased CS rate compared with deliveries of fetuses with spontaneous cephalic presentations.

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