Albert Puig

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We present the cases of three patients scheduled for shoulder surgery under cervical epidural anesthesia with 0.75% ropivacaine. The technique was successful and surgery proceeded uneventfully in all three cases. The total doses of ropivacaine infused were 67, 90 and 109 mg. Premedication with intravenous atropine is recommended. Cervical epidural(More)
Methotrexate-associated lymphoproliferative disorders are a heterogeneous group of lymphoid proliferations or lymphomas that develop in patients with autoimmune diseases treated using methotrexate. These lymphoproliferative disorders are often associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection and occasionally regress after the withdrawal of methotrexate therapy.(More)
AIM To assess prospectively the effects of a controlled program of inspiratory muscle training program and nutritional support in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-three patients with COPD were randomly assigned into four groups. Group I received a 1000 kcal/day nutritional supplement, given as a casein(More)
In the English literature, there have only been seven reports of metastasis from cancer of the gallbladder to the skin. This is the report of a 75-year-old woman who developed cutaneous metastasis from an adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder which was confirmed histologically. We report the uncommon metastatic potential of gallbladder carcinoma to the skin.
A newborn male with Möbius syndrome, Poland anomaly, and dextrocardia is described. This is the second case reported of Poland-Möbius syndrome associated with dextrocardia. The patient presented with strabismus, facial diplegia, difficulty in swallowing, hypoplasia of the left pectoralis major muscle, partial absence of the upper costal cartilages, absence(More)
The role of vitamin A in preventing diaper dermatitis was evaluated in a double-blind, randomized, prospective study in which 114 newborns were enrolled over an 11-month period. Patients in Group A (58 infants) were treated with a cream that contained 1,000 IU/g of vitamin A, whereas patients in Group B (56 infants) were treated with a cream that had the(More)
Aquagenic keratoderma is a rare type of transient acquired keratoderma that is triggered or exacerbated by immersion of the palms or soles in water. It is characterized by whitish or translucent papules with central punctate depressions that coalesce in macerated edematous plaques. It appears within a few minutes of exposure to water and subsides soon after(More)
Intraoperative monitoring of the motor component of the 7th cranial pair or any other nerve should be routine during any surgical procedure involving risk of neural damage, whether or not the skull is opened. This paper discusses the main indications for monitoring facial and acoustic nerves during ear and neurosurgery involving the pontocerebellar angle(More)