Eva Martinez-Moragon

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Chemical pleurodesis is an effective treatment of malignant pleural effusions, but indications must be individualised to optimise its results. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship of various prognostic features with both the response rate to pleurodesis and the probability of patient survival. A non-concurrent cohort study was(More)
This study has a twofold objective: 1) to explore to what extent suffering from asthma affects the HRQL of men and women differently at several stages of disease severity and 2) to analyze whether the informed poorer HRQL of asthmatic women is related to their higher scores on instruments measuring emotionally disordered symptoms. One hundred fifty-one(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of long-term therapy with azithromycin in regards to airway oxidative stress markers in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) of adult patients with stable non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis. METHODS Open-label prospective study of 30 patients randomized to azithromycin 250 mg three times per week during 3(More)
Aim. To evaluate the effectiveness of omalizumab in non-atopic asthma. Methods. Using data from a multicenter registry of severe asthma, we evaluated and compared the clinical outcome of 29 omalizumab-treated severe non-atopic asthmatics with 266 omalizumab-treated severe allergic asthmatics. Effectiveness was assessed by considering severe exacerbations,(More)
OBJECTIVE The efficacy of omalizumab in severe asthma has been widely demonstrated. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of omalizumab in a real-life setting in Spain, particularly in those patients with immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels out of range. METHODS Totally 266 uncontrolled severe asthma patients receiving(More)
Length of stay (LOS) in hospital for community-acquired pneumonia depends on the characteristics of the patient and hospital. The present study sought to identify these variables within the first 24 h of hospitalisation. Patients hospitalised for pneumonia in four hospitals (one teaching and three general hospitals) had their data analysed by univariate and(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze variations in the perception of acute bronchial obstruction among asthmatics in our practice and to try to define the variables that influence inter-individual differences. We studied 153 asthmatics in stable condition, using a Borg scale to measure dyspnea perceived during a histamine bronchial challenge test. To study(More)
BACKGROUND Menstruation has been suggested as a possible trigger of near-fatal asthma (NFA), but the evidence supporting this association remains weak. OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the role of menstruation as a contributing factor in the development of NFA episodes in women of reproductive age. METHODS Forty-four female patients of reproductive age(More)
Malignant pleural effusions are commonly managed with tube thoracostomy drainage followed by chemical pleurodesis. Both tetracycline and bleomycin have been shown to be effective for intrapleural instillation, although neither agent has definitively proved advantages over the other. The aim of the present study was to compare these two agents in terms of(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the presence of hyperventilation syndrome can affect the symptoms of patients with asthma, there is very little information available regarding its frequency in Spain. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of hyperventilation syndrome in the asthmatic population treated as outpatients and establish its relationship with(More)