Sara Nieves García Rodríguez

Sara Nieves García Rodríguez
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | ULPGC · Faculty of Veterinary

Ph.D. in Biomedical Science

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September 2021 - February 2022
Fundación Universitaria de Las Palmas (FULP)
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  • Técnica del proyecto
September 2020 - August 2021
Fundacion Universitaria de Las Palmas (FULP)
Position
  • Becaria pre-doctoral

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Publications (15)
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The climate of Spain has favourable characteristics for the development of D. immitis in dogs, being an endemic country. Given that vector-borne diseases are spreading rapidly through Europe, due to factors such as climate change, the expansion of vectors and the increased mobility of reservoir animals, the aim was to update the epidemiology of hea...
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La dirofilariosis felina y la aelurostrongilosis felina son dos enfermedades parasitarias pulmonares que han sido infradiagnosticadas durante mucho tiempo en el gato doméstico. Esto se debe principalmente a su semejanza con otras patologías respiratorias más comunes. Con el paso del tiempo, estas enfermedades han tomado importancia entre los clínic...
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Feline heartworm is a vector-borne zoonotic disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis. It is a cosmopolitan disease that is continuously expanding. Spain is considered an endemic country; however, although there are many published studies in dogs, feline heartworm has been poorly studied in this country. Thus, the objective was to analyze the exposure...
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Los nematodos respiratorios de los gatos domésticos han sido subestimados durante mucho tiempo porque se les atribuía baja capacidad patógena y porque algunos de ellos han sido prácticamente desconocidos en esta especie hasta hace una década. No obstante, la distribución de los vermes pulmonares felinos ha aumentado por toda Europa y, aunque los ga...
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La dirofilariosis cardiopulmonar es una enfermedad muy grave y potencialmente fatal, causada por un parásito de la familia de los nematodos llamado Dirofilaria immitis (D. immitis). Este parásito se considera la especie de filárido más importante y conocido a nivel nacional, el cual afecta principalmente a las poblaciones caninas y felinas, tanto s...
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Dirofilaria immitis is a parasitic nematode responsible of cardiopulmonary dirofilariosis. This disease is endemic in Spain, being reported in the dog in almost the whole country; furthermore, feline infections are diagnosed with increasing frequency in areas where the disease is endemic in dogs. However, cats generally tolerate heartworm infection...
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Cardiopulmonary nematodes are emerging parasites in the feline species in Europe. Aelurostrongylosis (Aelurostrongylus abstrusus) is characterized by inflammatory cell infiltrates in the bronchi and the lung parenchyma of the infected cats. Serum amyloid A (SAA) is considered a major acute phase protein (APP) in the cat, increasing few hours after...
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El éxito del tratamiento adulticida y el pronóstico del paciente dependen de la gravedad inicial de la infección por Dirofilaria immitis en perros. Se realizó un muestreo para evaluar la utilidad diagnóstica de los marcadores de coagulación PT y APTT, así como del examen hematológico para la contribución de la evaluación del paciente infectado y de...
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Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a powerful vasoconstrictor and promoter of cell proliferation, causing chronic structural changes leading to cardiopulmonary tissue remodeling, which probably leads to the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in dogs and humans. Furthermore, ET-1 concentrations strongly correlate with the severity of PH. The objective w...
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Heartworm disease is a cardiopulmonary condition caused by Dirofilaria immitis, which lodges in the pulmonary arteries of the hosts. The presence of the parasites produces pulmonary endarteritis, which chronically leads to pulmonary hypertension (PH) and right-sided cardiac failure. The diagnosis of these alterations is essential for a correct mana...
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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is one of the most serious complications in dogs with heartworm (HW). An acute phase response and the utility of acute phase proteins (APP) as early biomarkers of PH have been demonstrated in infected dogs (Venco et al., 2014 Vet Parasitol. 206:48-54; Carretón et al., 2017 Parasit Vectors 10:477). Since PH seems to persi...