Name: Antonio G. Tristano

Qualification: Ph.D

Country: Spain


Rheumatologist of the Centro Medico Carpetana, Madrid Spain

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Research Interests:

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatic Diseases 
  • Autoimmune Disease


  • 2010-present Rheumatologist of the Centro Medico Carpetana, Madrid Spain.
  • 2009-2010 Head of Rheumatology Department at CMDLT (Medical and Academic Centre La Trinidad) Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2008-2010 Medical Manager Specialty Care. Abbott Laboratories. 2007-2008 MSL in Oncology. Bristol-Myers-Squibb.
  • 2004-2006. Research Associate (Faculty/Instructor). College of Pharmacy. Pharmaceutical Science Department. Nova Southeastern University. Ft. Lauderdale. Florida, USA.
  • 2002-2004 Internal Medicine Staff in Internal Medicine Program, Hospital Domingo Luciani (University Hospital). Caracas. Venezuela
  • 2000-2002. Postgraduate program of Rheumatology. University Hospital of the city of Caracas. Central University of Venezuela.
  • 1997-2000. Postgraduate program of Internal Medicine, Hospital Domingo Luciani (University Hospital). Caracas. 1997. Toxicology Professor. University Jose Maria Vargas. Caracas.
  • 1996-1997. Biology Professor, Universitary Institute of Scientific Police. Caracas.
  • 1992-1993 Physician Internship. Instituto de Clínicas y Urología Tamanaco, Caracas.
  • 1991-1992 Rural Physician. Hospital de Naiguatá, La Guaira.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tristano A, Hernandez L, Villarroel J, Millan A. Coexistence of osteochondroma and reactive arthritis. Mod Rheumatol 2006; 16(5):332-3.
  • Tristano A. Macrophage Activation Syndrome Associated with Systemic Onset Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. South Med J 2006; 99(7):786-787.
  • Tristano AG, Fuller K. Immunomodulatory effects of Statins and Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases: Novel Intracellular Mechanism Involved. Int Immunopharmacol. 2006; 6: 1833-1846.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Tristano AG. Macrophage Activation Syndrome: a frequent but under-diagnosed complication associated with rheumatic diseases. Med Sci Monit 2008; 14(3): R27-36.
  • Tristano AG. Autoimmune diseases associated to transverse myelitis. Invest Clin 2009; 50(2): 251-270.
  • Tristano AG. Tyrosine Kinases as targets in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Int Immunopharmacol 2009; 9: 1-9.
  • Tristano AG. Raynaud’s phenomenon that rapidly progressed to digital gangrene: A challenging diagnosis. BMJ Case Reports 2009; 2009: bcr0820080671.
  • Tristano AG. Generalized chronic tophaceous gout. BMJ Case Reports 2009;2009:bcr0320091668.
  • Tristano AG. Sexual dysfunction and rheumatic diseases. Rheumatol Int. 2009; 29:853-60.
  • Tristano AG. A woman with muscles pain, weakness, and macular rash. BMJ Case Reports 2009; 2009:06.2009.2027.
  • Tristano AG. Sacroiliac pain in a dialysis patient. BMJ Case Reports 2009; 06.2009.1934.
  • Tristano AG. Pleiotropic effects of statins in rheumatoid artritis. US Musculoskeletal Review 2010; 5; 29-32.
  • Tristano AG. Cryptococcal meningitis and systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report and review. Rev Chilena Infectol. 2010;27(2):155-9.
  • Tristano AG. Neurological adverse events associated with anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) treatment. J Neurol. 2010; 257(9):1421-31.