Angeles Gil

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Varicella is a very common childhood disease responsible for an important number of hospitalizations every year in Spain. The aim of this study was to assess the burden of chickenpox hospitalizations in Spain in the 7-year period between 1999 and 2005. Data of hospital discharges relating to varicella were obtained from the Conjunto Mínimo Básico de Datos(More)
INTRODUCTION Major abdominal surgery can be contraindicated in some cirrhotic patients because of severe portal hypertension. The present study reports our experience of three patients with abdominal tumours prepared for surgery by transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) in order to reduce portal hypertension and the risk of intraoperative(More)
Most hypertensive patients exhibit increased renal vascular resistance (RVR). This study was designed to investigate whether there exists any relationship between RVR and the production of nitric oxide (NO) in patients with essential hypertension. The study was performed in 49 non-treated patients with mild-to-moderate essential hypertension, and 20 age-(More)
Laparoscopic surgery has changed the therapeutic approach in the most frequent esophageal diseases. With the excellent results in the control of symptoms and the low associated morbidity, surgical treatment is increasingly indicated in benign esophageal pathology as a superior alternative to a chronic and less efficient medical treatment. For the hiatus(More)
BACKGROUND To quantify the incidence of flu in different groups of the population of Navarra in the 2004-2005 season, and to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-flu vaccination. METHODS The analysis of influenza cases in the system of compulsory notificable diseases was complemented by the individualised notifications in the network of sentinel doctors(More)
The prevalence of hypertension is high in the surgical population. Differing practices and the absence of consensus among physicians involved in caring for hypertensive patients has made it one of the most frequent reasons for cancelling scheduled surgery. The aim of this consensus statement is to outline a practical approach to managing the hypertensive(More)
The spectacular increase in the prevalence of obesity in our society and the significant complications and comorbidities that it gives rise to have stimulated the interest of scientists and public in this pathology. Surgical treatment is at present the only efficient and lasting treatment for morbid obesity and in many cases it appreciably improves, and(More)