Claudio García-Alfaro

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Despite the use of well-accepted protocols for donor maintenance, the severe electrolytic disorders are not infrequent with deleterious consequences to the organs. The objective of our survey was to determine the incidence of episodes of electrolyte disorders among brain-dead patients (despite of rigid protocols of maintenance) and the rate of anaerobic(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between invasive brain tissue oxygen pressure (PbrO2) and noninvasive regional transcranial oxygen saturation (rSO2) in 22 stable patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a 16 h period. This was a prospective, observational study carried out in the Neurocritical Care Unit of a level 1(More)
The identification of patients with high risk of evolution to brain death is one of the more important tasks of transplant coordination teams. Although most of pool of potential donors come from the group of patients who suffer a head injury or hemorrhagic stroke, the procurement of organs from brain-dead patients suffering an ischemic stroke as the cause(More)
OBJECTIVE To know the etiological factors of cerebral palsy (CP) incident during pregnancy and neonatal/perinatal periods. To know evolution of a child with a CP diagnosis. PATIENTS, MATERIAL AND METHODS Bibliographical review of paediatric and rehabilitation texts and databases in Internet. Elaboration of a data collecting questionnaire for reviewing(More)
AIM To investigate our clinical practices with the aim of identifying opportunities to improve the medico-surgical management of spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhages (SAH). PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective, longitudinal cohort study was conducted of the cases of SAH attended consecutively in the critical care and emergency services in 29 public hospitals(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the value of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) in the first 24 hours of hospital admission in patients suffering good-grade spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in order to detect a high-risk group for symptomatic vasospasm. METHOD Forty-nine spontaneous good-grade SAH were included. The first TCD studies were carried(More)
Brain death is accompanied by a series of hemodynamic, hormonal and inflammatory systemic effects that have an important repercussion on the economy of the organs and tissues. There is increasing evidence that the organs from brain death donors have an inflammatory response grade secondary to brain death and sometimes proportional to the intensity and rate(More)
BACKGROUND Important differences with respect to gender exist in the prognosis and mortality of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. The objective of this study was to assess the role of gender as an independent factor in cerebral oxygenation variations following red blood cell transfusion (RBCT). METHODS This retrospective analysis of a prospective(More)