Emili Martínez-Miralles

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UNLABELLED Cancer is one of the main health problems in western countries. In 2008, it represented the first cause of death in men and the second one in women. When there is a diagnosis or suspicion of cancer, performing diagnostic imaging studies has an important role in the clinical activity and may have an elevated psychological impact. OBJECTIVE The(More)
Overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFr) in squamous carcinomas has been demonstrated extensively. Preliminary clinical studies have shown that radiolabeled anti-EGFr monoclonal antibodies can localize to these tumors. The aims of this study were to determine the tolerance, pharmacokinetics, and radiolocalization properties of 131I-labeled(More)
Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) and bronchoaspiration of gastric content are risk factors linked with ventilator-associated pneumonia. This study was aimed at evaluating the effect of a nasogastric tube (NGT) incorporating a low-pressure oesophageal balloon on GOR and bronchoaspiration in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Fourteen patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, a previously unrecognized posttransplant syndrome known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome of the lower limbs has emerged in patients receiving cyclosporine as immunosuppression. We describe herein this complication observed in a patient treated with tacrolimus after kidney transplantation. METHODS A 49-year-old man received a(More)
Typical, definite forms of the reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome present no diagnostic problems, but the diagnosis of localized or very localized forms is very difficult. In the absence of characteristic roentgenographic evidence of acute, patchy, bony demineralization in the affected extremity, scintigraphy has proven to be a valuable examination. A(More)
We report a case of 58-year-old woman referred to our service for an (18)FFDG PET/CT study of initial staging after being diagnosed of a pelvic kidney mass consistent with malignancy. The FDG-PET showed an abnormal mass in the right kidney, a suspicious metastasis versus a second primary tumor in the cortex of the kidney and lymph node infiltration in the(More)