Esther Quintana-Gallego

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The present study assessed the usefulness of home cardiorespiratory polygraphy as an alternative to overnight polysomnography for the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing in heart failure. A total of 75 patients with chronic stable heart failure due to systolic dysfunction (left ventricular ejection fraction < or =45%) underwent polysomnography at the(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has traditionally been considered an inexorably progressive disease, associated with a constant increase of symptoms that occur as the forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) worsens, only intermittently interrupted by exacerbations. However, this paradigm has been challenged in recent decades by the(More)
This study was conducted to determine the influence of puberty on features of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in adolescents. The study was performed in a general population sample of 226 adolescents of both sexes (aged 11-19 yrs) recruited from the secondary school population of the city of Seville, Spain. Subjects were divided into two groups: 1)(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic disease with an impact on the quality of life. Self-reported symptoms of depression and anxiety were assessed in the Spanish cohort of the International Epidemiological Study on Depression and Anxiety in patients with CF (International Depression-Anxiety Epidemiological Study) and their relationship with health(More)
BACKGROUND Nutritional status and daily physical activity (PA) may be an excellent tool for the maintenance of bone health in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between nutritional status, daily physical activity and bone turnover in cystic fibrosis patients. METHOD A cross-sectional study of adolescent and adult(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the main pathogen in bronchopulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. It can only be eradicated at early infection stages while reduction of its bacterial load is the therapeutic goal during chronic infection or exacerbations. Neonatal screening and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic knowledge has modified the management(More)
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