Alejandro Jiménez Sosa

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There are no adequate studies that have formally tested the performance of different estimating formulas in patients with type 2 diabetes both with and without overt nephropathy. Here we evaluated the agreement between baseline GFRs, GFR changes at month 6, and long-term GFR decline measured by iohexol plasma clearance or estimated by 15 creatinine-based(More)
BACKGROUND One of the highest rates of illicit cocaine consumption in Europe is in Spain. Our objective was to study the incidence and impact of undisclosed cocaine consumption in patients attending the emergency department (ED) for trauma or chest pain. METHODS We analysed urine samples from consecutive patients attending the ED for trauma or chest pain(More)
OBJECTIVE A rise in plasma levels of the amino acid homocysteine (HCY) is a possible risk factor in cardiovascular disease. The mechanisms proposed to explain how HCY can increase the risk of vascular disease include its direct effect on the vascular endothelium and its role in increasing the risk of thrombosis. The present work has been designed to(More)
UNLABELLED Intravenous antibiotic therapy (IVAT) is usually prescribed for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Studies have associated prolonged IVAT with longer hospital stays and higher costs. The aim of this study was to determine the factors that influence the expense generated by and mean stay of patients hospitalized for(More)
AIMS to determine the characteristics of pediatric patients suffering from eating disorders that were hospitalized at Hospital Universitario de Canarias. MATERIALS AND METHODS a retrospective study in a cohort of pediatric patients diagnosed with eating disorders and admitted in our area was developed during the last seven years. RESULTS out of 35(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive impairment is a common feature in multiple sclerosis (MS) and may have a substantial impact on quality of life. Evidence about the effectiveness of neuropsychological rehabilitation is still limited, but current data suggest that computer-assisted cognitive training improves cognitive performance. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study(More)
INTRODUCTION The presence of binge eating disorder (BED) can influence the outcomes of laparoscopic gastric bypass (BPGL) in the treatment of morbid obesity. In English population, BED is assessed usually through the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and Questionnaire on Eating and Weight Patterns-Revised (QEWP-R). OBJECTIVES To study(More)