A. Botella

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Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is one of the most common types of poisoning and the leading cause of death by poisoning worldwide. Cardiac injury caused by CO poisoning has been little described despite being a predictor of poor prognosis. We present the case of a healthy 24-year-old woman, admitted to our emergency room due to an episode of lipothymia(More)
Thrombocytopenia is a frequent feature of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) that could be improved by the use of recombinant human megakaryocyte growth and development factor (rHuMGDF). Using short-term liquid cultures and progenitor assays, we have found that rHuMGDF stimulated DNA synthesis and potentiated leukemic cluster growth of bone marrow mononuclear(More)
This paper presents a system whose purpose is to monitor a patient continuously from indoor or outdoor environments. The system is based on a Bluetooth PAN, carried by the patient, whose central node, a smart phone, compiles information about patient’s location and health status. These data are encrypted to be sent to a server through Wifi or GPRS/UMTS. The(More)
A variety of immunological parameters has been serially examined in the blood of 12 patients with acute post-transfusion hepatitis non-A non-B (PTHNANB). Several alterations of these tests were transiently detected when comparing with healthy, extensively transfused subjects as well as with normal volunteers: 1. Low proportions of CD8+ T lymphocytes were(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess prevalence, predictive factors, and prognostic impact on in-hospital mortality of anemia, iron deficiency anemia (IDA), iron deficiency with or without anemia (ID), and iron deficiency without anemia (IDWA) in patients admitted to an internal medicine ward. METHODS This 1-year prospective study collected data on demographics, medical(More)
Matos LV, et al. BMJ Case Rep 2017. doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219873 Description Liver abscess (LA) refers to a suppurated cavity caused by the invasion of liver parenchyma, most commonly by Gram-negative bacteria. Although rare, it is potentially life-threatening. Giant LA (>10 cm) is even more uncommon. Symptoms and signs are non-specific and the diagnosis(More)