Cristina Roqueta

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Our objective was to assess the prognostic value of NT-proBNP in patients with asymptomatic moderate/severe aortic stenosis and to validate an adapted Monin score using natriuretic peptide levels in our setting. METHODS Prospective study of 237 patients with degenerative asymptomatic moderate/severe aortic stenosis. NT-proBNP(More)
The objective of the study is to investigate the impact of anemia (defined as hemoglobin concentration of <12 g/dl in women and 13 g/dl in men) on prognosis and to study the effect of recovery from anemia on echocardiographic and clinical parameters in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). This was a prospective study in 315 patients with moderate or severe(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between the Stop Walking While Talking (SWWT) test and some parameters of the geriatric assessment, as well as other tests of balance and gait. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective, observational and cross-sectional study conducted on 108 patients (62% women), with a mean age of 80.5±8.4 years. Twenty-three of them were(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The study aim was to assess the prevalence and clinical value of the pathological ankle-brachial index (ABI) in asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) patients. METHODS This prospective study included 203 asymptomatic AS patients, with a mean follow up of 18 ± 10.6 months. Six-minute walk tests (6MWT) and ABI measurements were(More)
INTRODUCTION The characteristics of falls in older patients admitted to an institution in 2 different periods. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a prospective study of falls among inpatients admitted to an intermediate and long-term care center. Age, sex, Barthel index, main diagnoses, medication at the time of the fall, place, the shift when the fall(More)
BACKGROUND The sympathetic nervous system has an important role in generating pain. Various pathomechanisms are involved that respond well to the application of local anesthetics (LA), for example to the stellate ganglion block (SGB). OBJECTIVES We wanted to know more about the effects of SGB on cardiovascular parameters. METHODS We included 15 healthy(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of benzodiazepine (BZD) prescription and the factors related to prescribing them in the elderly in the community, in an acute general hospital (AH) and in a convalescence geriatric unit (CGU). MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective study of 334 CGU inpatients discharged from an AH. A comprehensive geriatric assessment(More)
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