Alicia de Pablo Gafas

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INTRODUCTION Rapamycin (RAPA) is a powerful immunosuppressant that also acts as an antiproliferative, which, therefore, could be useful in the treatment and prevention of bronchiolitis obliterans (BOS) in lung transplant recipients. We sought to report our experiences with RAPA in lung transplant patients with BOS that has not responded to the(More)
Dumbbell tumors are extremely rare. Most are neurogenic in origin. Growth is both inside and outside the spinal canal, and symptoms debut with medullary or spinal compression. References to non-neurogenic dumbbell tumors are uncommon. This report describes the case of a 56 year-old woman with a dumbbell angiolipoma having mediastinal and spinal cord(More)
Although during the last few years there have been several important changes in the diagnostic or therapeutic methods, pleural effusion is still one of the diseases that the respiratory specialist have to evaluate frequently. The aim of this paper is to update the knowledge about pleural effusions, rather than to review the causes of pleural diseases(More)
OBJECTIVE To use multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) to evaluate the structural changes in the right heart and pulmonary arteries that occur in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension treated by double lung transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a retrospective study of 21 consecutive patients diagnosed with severe pulmonary hypertension(More)
To cite: Gómez López A, García Luján R, De Pablo Gafas A, et al. Thorax Published Online First: [please include Day Month Year] doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl2016-209543 INTRODUCTION Lung transplant recipients have a higher morbidity and mortality when compared with other solid organ transplants. Particularly vascular complications can compromise the function of the(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by increased pulmonary vascular resistance, right ventricular dysfunction and death. Despite scientific advances, is still associated with high morbidity and mortality. The aim is to describe the clinical approach and determine the prognostic factors of patients with PAH(More)
AIM Sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) are common in patients with lung transplantation (LT); however, there are few data about its prevalence, and none about its pathogenesis or evolution. The SRBD events consist mainly obstructive, central, and mixed apnea, as well as hypopneas. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of SRBD before the(More)