Elena Gordillo-Escobar

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to assess the S100B protein serum concentrations from brain dead (BD) donors to understand whether its level could provide clinical information during BD diagnosis as a potential confirmatory test. METHODS During 12 months, 26 patients declared BD were prospectively included in this study. Once the diagnosis of BD(More)
INTRODUCTION Circulating cell-free DNA levels are increased after trauma injury. This increase is higher since the first hours after trauma and may be related with primary outcome. A sensitive and reliable biomarker for patients at higher risk is needed to identify these patients to initiate early intervention. In this way, circulating DNA may be a possible(More)
S100B is a calcium-binding protein released into the blood from astroglial cells due to brain injury. Some authors have described a correlation between S100B serum concentration and severity of brain damage. There is not much information about the accuracy of urinary S100B for predicting outcome after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). 55 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of this study was to ascertain the role of clinical variables and neuromonitoring data as predictors of brain death (BD) after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). PATIENTS AND METHODS This prospective observational study involved severe TBI patients admitted to the intensive care unit between October 2009 and May 2011. The(More)
Despite improvements in the process of organ donation and transplants, the number of organ donors is progressively declining in developed countries. Therefore, the early detection of patients at risk for brain death (BD) is a priority for transplant teams seeking more efficient identification of potential donors. In the extensive literature on S100B as a(More)
The left subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare entity with few cases reported in the literature. Most injuries were related to iatrogenic manipulation with catheters for canalization of central lines. In rare cases, this injury has been described secondary to a blunt trauma. We present an unusual case of pseudoaneurysm that includes the origin of left(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine temporal profile and prognostic ability of S100B protein and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) for prediction of short/long-term mortality in patients suffering from severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI). METHODS Ninety-nine patients with sTBI were included in the study. Blood samples were drawn on admission and on subsequent 24, 48, 72,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this work was to validate the IMPACT (International Mission for Prognosis and Analysis of Clinical Trials in TBI) model in a Spanish cohort of patients with moderate-severe TBI (traumatic brain injury). SETTING Two level I neurotrauma centers. PARTICIPANTS Patients admitted to these hospitals between 2011 and 2014 with a diagnosis(More)