Blas Gil Extremera

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OBJECTIVE To know clinical, diagnostic, and treatment issues of brucellosis in the Almeria province. METHODS Descriptive, epidemiological study from 1,595 disease report cards in the Almeria province during the 1972-1998 period. Issues concerning complications and treatment were reported in 890 cards (57.8%), symptoms, signs and hemograms in 565 (35.4%),(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Drug-induced parkinsonism usually resolves after discontinuation of the causative agent. However, it persists in some patients, who actually have subclinical neurodegenerative parkinsonism. Identification of this condition is important because these patients could benefit from therapeutic measures. The objective of this study was to(More)
The existence of cellular immune deficit in alcoholic cirrhosis, together with the role of alpha- and gamma-interferon and interleukin-2 in the immune system, led us to compare serum levels of these immune system mediators in a group of 40 patients with alcoholic cirrhosis classified according to Child-Pugh's grade of severity of liver disease and 23(More)
We have measured zinc levels in serum and urine of healthy controls, patients with liver cirrhosis and patients with cirrhosis and hepatic cancer. In patients with ascitic fluid, we also measured zinc, total protein, albumin and alpha 2-globulin. Basal measurements were performed in blood drawn at 8.00, before the intravenous administration of 8 mg zinc in(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the zinc organic concentration in the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in relation to a control group. Also, to analyze if the serum zinc levels are related with zinc concentration in erythrocyte, nail and hair. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty patients of COPD have been studied, all males, average age 62 +/- 7 years and body(More)
The incidence of hypertension is high in the elderly and is present in 2/3 of the patients older than 65 years. Prevalence can reach 90% in patients older than 80 years. The presence of isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is characteristic of this population. However, the prevalence of hypertension by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is not well(More)
For a substantial number of patients with acute pancreatitis, no recognizable causes can be identified and such cases are called "idiopathic". With the introduction of duodenal bile collection for microscopic examination, it became possible to detect minor constituents of the bile, such as cholesterol and/or calcium bilirrubinate crystals. The mechanism by(More)
We studied the effects of nifedipine on blood pressure and on clinical and analytical parameters in hypertensive patients. Seven male and eight female subjects (mean age of 46.27 +/- 5.38 years, range of 41-56 years) with essential arterial hypertension were given nifedipine (20 mg b.i.d.) for 3 months. Before and after treatment, history, blood pressure,(More)