Dr. Antonio G. Tristano

Rheumatology Department

Centro Médico Docente La Trinidad

Centro Médico Carpetana, Spain



2008 Specialist in Rheumatology, University Hospital of the city of Caracas, Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela

1997 M.Sc., Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Venezuela

1991 M.D., Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela

Publications (Selected)

  1. Tristano A. A case of Sjogren's syndrome with acute transverse myelitis and polyneuropathy in a patient free of sicca symptoms, Clin Rheumatol 2006; 25(1):113-4.
  2. Tristano A, Villarroel J, Rodriguez M, Millan A. Calcinosis cutis universalis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. A review of the literature, Clin Rheumatol 2006; 25(1):70-4.
  3. Tristano A. A 61 year old woman with rapid increase of volume in upper right limb, pain and functional limitation, Rev Clin Esp. 2006; 206(2):109-10.
  4. Tristano A, Hernandez L, Villarroel J, Millan A. Coexistence of osteochondroma and reactive arthritis. Mod Rheumatol 2006; 16(5):332-3.
  5. Tristano A. Macrophage Activation Syndrome Associated with Systemic Onset Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. South Med J 2006; 99(7):786-787.
  6. Tristano AG, Fuller K. Immunomodulatory effects of Statins and Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases: Novel Intracellular Mechanism Involved. Int Immunopharmacol. 2006; 6: 1833-1846.
  7. Tristano AG, Castejon AM, Castro A,. Cubeddu LX. Effects of statin treatment and withdrawal on Angiotensin II-induced phosphorylation of p38 MAPK and ERK1/2 in cultured vascular smooth muscle cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2007; 353: 11-17.
  8. Sanchez G, Castro JS, Snih SA, Blanco LP, Esteva MH, Macgregor EG, Gonzalez M, Granados Y, Marin F, Rosas A, Tristano A, Chirinos E, Mundarain L, Sanoja G, Zambrano-Marin G, Rodríguez MA. Durability of treatment with methotrexate in Venezuelan patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatol Int. 2007; 27(6):531-6.
  9. Tristano AG. Díaz L. A Case of Laryngeal Paracoccidioidomycosis Masquerading as Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. South Med J 2007; 100(7):709-711. Antonio G Tristano 7
  10. Castejon AM, Zollner E, Tristano AG, Cubeddu LX. Up-regulation of angiotensin II-AT1 receptors during statin withdrawal in vascular smooth muscle cells. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 2007; 50(6):708-11.
  11. Tristano AG. Macrophage Activation Syndrome: a frequent but under-diagnosed complication associated with rheumatic diseases. Med Sci Monit 2008; 14(3): R27-36.
  12. Tristano AG. Autoimmune diseases associated to transverse myelitis. Invest Clin 2009; 50(2): 251-270.
  13. Tristano AG. Tyrosine Kinases as targets in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Int Immunopharmacol 2009; 9: 1-9.
  14. Tristano AG. Raynaud’s phenomenon that rapidly progressed to digital gangrene: A challenging diagnosis. BMJ Case Reports 2009; 2009: bcr0820080671.
  15. Tristano AG. Generalized chronic tophaceous gout. BMJ Case Reports 2009;2009:bcr0320091668.
  16. Tristano AG. Sexual dysfunction and rheumatic diseases. Rheumatol Int. 2009; 29:853-60.
  17. Tristano AG. A woman with muscles pain, weakness, and macular rash. BMJ Case Reports 2009; 2009:06.2009.2027.
  18. Tristano AG. Sacroiliac pain in a dialysis patient. BMJ Case Reports 2009; 06.2009.1934.
  19. Tristano AG. Pleiotropic effects of statins in rheumatoid artritis. US Musculoskeletal Review 2010; 5; 29-32.
  20. Tristano AG. Cryptococcal meningitis and systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report and review. Rev Chilena Infectol. 2010;27(2):155-9.
  21. Tristano AG. Neurological adverse events associated with anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) treatment. J Neurol. 2010; 257(9):1421-31.