Belén Coronel

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The aim of this study was to compare the sensitivity and specificity of plain abdominal films plus ultrasound, vs nonenhanced CT for the diagnosis of ureteral colic in patients with acute flank pain. During a 4-month period, 66 patients (mean age 48 years) with acute flank pain were prospectively studied by means of plain abdominal film, US, and unenhanced(More)
Severe critically ill polyneuropathy (CIP) is a neurologic syndrome with potential effects on ventilatory weaning. Fifteen CIP patients with the following clinical criteria were diagnosed: limb weakness, amyotrophy, and reduced deep tendon reflexes. Electromyogram (EMG) confirmed polyneuropathy by the following signs: denervation, normal nerve conduction(More)
We report a case of specific myocardiotoxicity due to 5 F.U. not previously described in man. A 41-year-old man was admitted to the ICU for heart and renal failure, appearing 24 h after 5 days treatment with 5 F.U. and cis-platinum. Dopamine was necessary to maintain blood pressure. Two-D echocardiography and a right heart catheterisation confirmed the(More)
The present study was designed in order to evaluate the response rate and the toxicity of continuous infusion of Interleukin 2 (IL2) in patients over 65 with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Twenty-five patients, median age 69 (range 65-77), without any prior systemic anticancer therapy received a continuous infusion of IL2 at a dose of 18 x 10(6) iu m-2(More)
BACKGROUND The brain-dead donor supply has become one of the criteria limiting the performance of heart transplantation. Conventional screening criteria are too limiting and exclude suitable heart donors. Echocardiography is now widely available and is a reliable tool to assess left ventricular dysfunction in brain-dead donors. Yet few data are available on(More)
In France, most of the kidney grafts are obtained from brain dead organ donors. Brain death induces numerous changes, especially in haemodynamic status, requiring the infusion of large volumes of fluid. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) on the organ donors and the kidney graft function in recipients. We compared(More)
We conducted a Phase II trial using an intensive regimen combining interleukin-2 (IL2), interferon-alfa-2b (IFN), and lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxicity and the efficacy of this combination in selected patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Thirty-one assessable patients were treated with at(More)
We examined the adequacy of the following schedule for the administration of i.v. teicoplanin to patients with chronic renal failure: three doses of 6 mg/kg at 12 h intervals, a fourth dose 24 h later and then subsequent doses every 72 h. Eight infected patients undergoing dialysis were investigated, with serum antibiotic concentrations measured ten minutes(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis that probably involves a dysregulated activation of helper T cells, type 2 (Th2 cells). Severe refractory AD can be controlled by cyclosporine treatment. OBJECTIVE We attempted to determine whether short-term CD4 monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy could improve severe AD in adults. (More)
Like interferon-alpha, interleukin 2 (IL2) is active on metastatic kidney cancers, which are regarded as chemoresistant tumors. Out of 20 to 30% objective responses, 5 to 10% complete remissions are reported with various IL2 delivery schedules. The considerable toxicity is well mastered at present, thus allowing treatment in non-intensive care departments,(More)