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Research interests

Dr. Diaz's research interests are in the mechanism involved in deep vein thrombosis (DVT), specifically the link between inflammation, thrombogenesis, fibrosis secondary to DVT, identification of potential therapeutic targets for DVT and models of DVT. During the past years, Dr. Diaz studied the role for interleukin 6 (IL-6) in fibrosis in DVT. These studies revealed that IL-6 may serve as a potential therapeutic target to ameliorate fibrosis associated to the post-thrombotic syndrome. Also, Dr. Diaz’s research investigates the potential benefits of statins to prevent DVT. His findings support that statins decrease inflammation (mainly through IL-6 signaling pathway) and promote fibrinolysis in the context of DVT. In addition, Dr. Diaz is investigating the role of galectins on DVT. Galectins are well-known players in cancer progression and metastasis but its role on DVT is still unknown. Patients with cancer have high risk to develop DVT and Dr. Diaz’s research direction is to explore a potential link between DVT and cancer

Education / Academic qualification

Medical Doctor, University of Buenos Aires Medical School, Buenos Aires, Argentina

… → 1992

External positions

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery

2008 → …

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Research Output 2004 2017

3 Citations

Apixaban versus warfarin for mechanical heart valve thromboprophylaxis in a swine aortic heterotopic valve model

Lester, P. A., Coleman, D. M., Diaz, J. A., Jackson, T. O., Hawley, A. E., Mathues, A. R., Grant, B. T., Knabb, R. M., Ramacciotti, E., Frost, C. E., Song, Y., Wakefield, T. W. & Myers, D. D. May 1 2017 In : Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 37, 5, p. 942-948 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Valves
Aortic Valve
Thoracic Aorta
Inferior Vena Cava
Iliac Vein
Femoral Vein

Practice patterns of adjunctive therapy for venous leg ulcers

Aziz, F., Raffetto, J. D., Diaz, J. A., Myers, D. D., Ozsvath, K. J., Carman, T. L., Lal, B. K. & on behalf of the American Venous Forum (AVF) Research Committee 2017 In : Phlebology. 32, 1, p. 19-26 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Varicose Ulcer
Leg Ulcer
1 Citations

Practice patterns of endovenous ablation therapy for the treatment of venous reflux disease

Aziz, F., Diaz, J., Blebea, J., Lurie, F. & on behalf of the American Venous Forum Jan 1 2017 In : Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. 5, 1, p. 75-81.e1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Equipment and Supplies
Costs and Cost Analysis
Disposable Equipment