Afredo De Diego

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of long-term therapy with azithromycin in regards to airway oxidative stress markers in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) of adult patients with stable non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis. METHODS Open-label prospective study of 30 patients randomized to azithromycin 250 mg three times per week during 3(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short-term splanchnic and systemic hemodynamics and hepatic function after TIPS creation. Fifteen cirrhotics with portal hypertension underwent TIPS placement for treatment of variceal hemorrhage, and extensive hemodynamic studies including right heart catheterization, portal pressure measurement, hepatic blood(More)
3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is an amphetamine derivative, known as ecstasy. Because of its euphoric effects, the use of this substance as a drug of abuse is becoming increasingly widespread. The development of hyperthermia, disseminated intravascular coagulation, rhabdomyolysis, acute renal failure, cardiac arrhythmia and neurotoxicity have(More)
centesis yielded 2,000 ml of bloody fluid which was positive for malignant mesothelial cells. Needle biopsy ofthe pleura confirmed the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. On bronchoscopy the right side was normal, but a lesion in the left upper lobe was found which yielded the diagnosis ofsmall cell carcinoma of lung. Treatment with chemotherapy and(More)
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