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Jesús Dámaso Aquerreta Beola

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Authors: Mora, Gonzalo; Blanco, J. F.; et al.
ISSN 1479-5876  Vol. 16  2018  pp. 213
Background: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are a promising option to treat knee osteoarthritis (OA). Their safety and usefulness have been reported in several short-term clinical trials but less information is available on the long-term effects of MSC in patients with osteoarthritis. We have evaluated patients included in our previous randomized clinical trial (CMM-ART, NCT02123368) to determine their long-term clinical effect. Materials: A phase I/II multicenter randomized clinical trial with active control was conducted between 2012 and 2014. Thirty patients diagnosed with knee OA were randomly assigned to Control group, intraarticularly administered hyaluronic acid alone, or to two treatment groups, hyaluronic acid together with 10 x 10(6) or 100 x 10(6) cultured autologous bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs), and followed up for 12 months. After a follow up of 4 years adverse effects and clinical evolution, assessed using VAS and WOMAC scorings are reported. Results: No adverse effects were reported after BM-MSCs administration or during the follow-up. BM-MSCs-administered patients improved according to VAS, median value (IQR) for Control, Low-dose and High-dose groups changed from 5 (3, 7), 7 (5, 8) and 6 (4, 8) to 7 (6, 7), 2 (2, 5) and 3 (3, 4), respectively at the end of follow up (Low-dose vs Control group, p = 0.01; High-dose vs Control group, p = 0.004). Patients receiving BM-MSCs also improved clinically according to WOMAC. Control group showed an increase median value of 4 points (-11;10) while Low-dose and High-dose groups exhibited values of -18 (-28;-9) and -10 (-21;-3) points, respectively (Low-dose vs Control group p = 0.043). No clinical differences between the BM-MSCs receiving groups were found. Conclusions: Single intraarticular injection of in vitro expanded autologous BM-MSCs is a safe and feasible procedure that results in long-term clinical and functional improvement of knee OA.
Authors: Moulopoulos, L. A. , (Autor de correspondencia); Koutoulidis, V. ; Hillengass, J.; et al.
ISSN 2044-5385  Vol. 8  Nº 10  2018  pp. 95
Whole Body Low Dose CT (WBLDCT) has important advantages as a first-line imaging modality for bone disease assessment in patients with plasma cell disorders and has been included in the 2014 International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) criteria for multiple myeloma (MM) definition. Nevertheless, standardization guidelines for the optimal use of WBLDCT in MM patients are still lacking, preventing its more widespread use, both in daily practice and clinical trials. The aim of this report by the Bone Group of the IMWG is to provide practical recommendations for the acquisition, interpretation and reporting of WBLDCT in patients with multiple myeloma and other plasma cell disorders.
Authors: Aquerreta, Jesús Dámaso; et al.
ISSN 1051-0443  Vol. 28  Nº 6  2017  pp. 877-885
Percutaneous CT-guided sympathicolysis is a safe and effective technique for the treatment of PPHH and can be considered as a second choice in patients in whom other nonsurgical therapeutic options have failed, despite the compensatory hyperhidrosis rates.
Authors: Villas, Carlos; et al.
ISSN 1067-2516  Vol. 55  Nº 3  2016  pp. 461-4
We used coronal computed tomography to determine the normal sesamoid position in 20 healthy volunteers. The sample involved 40 feet (20 left [50%] and 20 right [50%]) in 20 volunteers, including 11 females (55%) and 9 males (45%). The relationship between the first metatarsal head and the sesamoid complex was categorized as Yildirim grade 0 in every case (100%). The mean width of the foot was 77.7 ± 5.8 mm, and the ratio of the foot width to the distance from the second metatarsal head to the tibial sesamoid was 39.6% ± 2.02%. Based on our findings, we consider Yildirim grade 0 to be the normal sesamoid alignment.
Authors: Mora, Gonzalo; Blanco JF; et al.
ISSN 1479-5876  Vol. 14  Nº 1  2016  pp. 246
The single intraarticular injection of in vitro expanded autologous BM-MSCs together with HA is a safe and feasible procedure that results in a clinical and functional improvement of knee OA, especially when 100 × 10(6) cells are administered. These results pave the way for a future phase III clinical trial.
Authors: Villas, Carlos; et al.
ISSN 1067-2516  Vol. 54  Nº 6  2015  pp. 1111-1115
Some investigators have emphasized restoring the relationship between the sesamoid complex and the first metatarsal head to reduce the risk of hallux valgus recurring after surgical reconstruction. In a prospective study, we analyzed whether the first metatarsophalangeal joint could be realigned after scarf-Akin bunionectomy without lateral soft tissue release. A total of 25 feet, in 22 patients, were prospectively enrolled and analyzed using anteroposterior radiographs and coronal computed tomography scans obtained before and 3 months after surgery. The Yildirim sesamoid position decreased from a preoperative of 2 (range 1 to 3) to a postoperative position of 0 (range 0 to 1; p < .001), the mean first intermetatarsal angle decreased from 12.6° ± 2.4° to 5.8° ± 2.1° (p < .001), and the mean distance between the second metatarsal and the tibial sesamoid changed from 25.7 ± 4.6 to 25.9 ± 4.6 (p = .59). Our findings suggest that dislocation of the sesamoid complex is actually caused by displacement of the first metatarsal. In conclusion, the scarf-Akin bunionectomy adequately restores the alignment of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, including restoration of the sesamoid apparatus, without direct plantar-lateral soft tissue release
Authors: Aquerreta, Jesús Dámaso; del Cura, J.L.;
Journal: Radiologia
ISSN 0033-8338  Vol. 53  Nº 5  2011  pp. 392 - 398