Fernando Alarcón Rodríguez

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BACKGROUND Empirical combination therapy is recommended for patients with known or suspected Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) infection as a means to decrease the likelihood of administering inadequate antimicrobial treatment, to prevent the emergence of resistance, and to achieve a possible additive or even synergistic effect. METHODS We performed a post hoc(More)
Massive hemorrhage is a very uncommon event among hemangioblastomas. Forty-four cases have been reported before this review. Thorough analysis of all reported cases on literature was accomplished. The majority presented as parenchymatous or subarachnoid bleedings. Subarachnoid hemorrhage was only associated with spinal hemangioblastomas, while(More)
Twelve immature male dogs underwent a left vasectomy (group A). An additional five underwent a sham operation (group B). Sixteen weeks after the surgery, the bilateral mean values for caudal epididymal sperm content, the percentage of motile spermatozoa, intratesticular testosterone concentration, and testicular secretion of androgen-binding protein (in(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Operative risk stratification scales for use in cardiac surgery have been developed for patients who undergo procedures using extracorporeal circulation. The aims of the present study were to investigate the use of six preoperative risk stratification scales in patients undergoing beating-heart surgery and to identify risk(More)
Ternstroemia sylvatica is a plant reputed popularly to possess a anxiolytic properties but has not yet been systematically tested for such activity. The behavioral actions of T. sylvatica were examined using the open field test, the elevated plus-maze test, and the forced swim test in male rats. T. sylvatica (7.1 mg/kg and 14.2 mg/kg, i.p.) reduced(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the epidemiological characteristics, clinical symptoms, and evolution of drug-induced hepatitis over the last 22 years. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: An observational, retrospective study between 1982 and 1993, and prospective study between 1994 and 2003. All patients in our department diagnosed with having drug-induced hepatitis(More)
INTRODUCTION EKG remains a highly valuable tool for heart disease management. Corrected QT interval dispersion is a useful EKG parameter to assess prognosis in ischemic heart disease and specifically acute coronary syndrome. Understanding QT interval physiopathology helps assess importance of QT measurement in this context. Although increased QT dispersion(More)
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