Eduardo López Briz

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OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness, survival and cost in patients with unresectable hepatic cell carcinoma (HCC) treated with trans-arterial chemoembolization using doxorubicin-eluting beads (DEB-TACE) versus conventional TACE (cTACE) in clinical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS This single-centered retrospective observational study compared 60(More)
Presentation of an experimental study comparing the scarring of colic anastomoses performed in Wistar rats fed with three different types of diet: a standard laboratory diet, an enteral low-residue diet and a low-residue diet supplemented with fermentable fibre in short chain fatty acids (pectin). Scarring in the group fed with the standard laboratory diet(More)
An increase in the consumption of vegetable substances with a hallucinogenic effect has been observed. Some of these substances are associated with ancestral religious ceremonies, while many of them are legal or are partially regulated. Salvia divinorum is a powerful kappa receptor agonist, with dissociative and hallucinogenic properties, which start(More)
It is well known that the microbiological control of "all in one" nutritional preparations is difficult. In this work we evaluated and compared the potential contaminants that may be present in the process of manufacturing in a Centralized Unit of Parenteral Nutrition. The study has been centered on the microbiological contamination that may be introduced(More)
BACKGROUND Standardised substitution of those drugs not included in the hospitaĺs formulary constitutes one of several methods used to improve therapeutic efficiency, due to reduction of variability in pharmaceutical practice and prevention of potential medication errors. OBJECTIVES To evaluate quality of drug substitution procedures in those drugs not(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the proportion of medication errors in a tertiary hospital, global and for each delivery medication system, to describe the error types and the implied medications, and to analyze the factors associated to the same ones. METHODS Errors were identified from direct observation of 2,242 opportunities for error (administered doses or(More)
Multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a disease affecting pulmonary parenchyma and tracheobronchial tree due to organisms which shows high-level resistance to both isoniazid and rifampicin, with or without resistance to other anti-TB drugs. Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is characterized for in vitro resistance to(More)