Amparo Miralles

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A series of 75 cardiac tumors in 74 patients were operated on at La Pitie Hospital between 1972 and 1989. There were 73 primary and 2 metastatic tumors. Among the benign neoplasms, 58 were myxomas; seven of the nine malignant tumors were primary heart tumors. The mean age of the patients was 48 years (range, 9 to 75 years); 46 patients were female and 28(More)
During the last 15 years, eight patients with a diagnosis of hydatid cysts of the heart and one patient with a diagnosis of alveolar hydatid disease with intracardiac parasitic thrombus underwent successful operation at La Pitié Hospital. Only five cases had symptoms, and the remaining four cases were diagnosed incidentally. Serologic tests achieved a(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to assess factors related to long-term changes in urinary albumin excretion (UAE) of nondiabetic microalbuminuric (n = 252) or proteinuric hypertensive individuals (n = 58) in a prospective follow-up. METHOD After enrollment, patients were placed on usual care including nonpharmacological treatment and/or(More)
The transplantation of ovarian tissue has recently been the focus of intense investigation with the aim of avoiding premature ovarian failure mainly in patients receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy for malignant disease. Here, we present an evaluation of the long-term function of both fresh (patients 1, 2, and 3) and cryopreserved (patient 4) ovarian(More)
Fungal endocarditis of the bioprosthetic heart valve, implanted in a patient without evidence of impaired immunity, is reported. Clinical manifestations of endocarditis appeared 7 years after aortic valve replacement for rheumatic disease and included embolization into the popliteal artery. Trichosporon beigelii was isolated from the cultured fragments of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The efficacy of antithymocyte induction therapy in lung transplantation is controversial, and its use varies from center to center. We hypothesized that rabbit antithymocyte globulin (RATG) induction therapy would decrease acute rejection after lung transplantation, and we designed a single-center, randomized, prospective study to test this(More)
BACKGROUND Although the use of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) has reduced the incidence of acute rejection in heart and kidney allograft recipients, its role in lung transplantation remains controversial. Therefore, we conducted a randomized, prospective, open-label, multicenter study in lung transplant recipients to determine whether MMF decreases episodes of(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is increasingly recognized as contributing to a number of pulmonary disorders. The relationship of GER to pulmonary allograft dysfunction after lung transplantation is unknown. In this report, we describe a lung transplant recipient who developed an acute decline in pulmonary function several months after a retransplantation(More)
BACKGROUND Toxic cardiomyopathies are rare and the most frequent cause are anthracycline compounds. Early acute toxicity can be reversible, but at present the only effective therapy for late end-stage anthracycline cardiomyopathy seems to be a heart transplantation. Currently, this transplantation is contraindicated in cases of cancer, at least during the(More)
We report two cases of constrictive pericarditis after heart transplantation. It is noteworthy that constriction developed after a healed intrathoracic infection in the two patients. Unlike previous reported experiences, pericardiectomy was uneventful and successfully performed, although incomplete improvement was achieved in one case.