Fernando José Ruiz Laiglesia

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Acute myelopathy includes a group of diseases with an important associated morbidity, thus early diagnosis and treatment is important. The most frequent etiology is extramedullary compression. Magnetic resonance (MR) is the most suitable procedure in this type of disease since it also offers information on extramedullar lesions and makes it possible to(More)
INTRODUCTION Syncope is a frequent disorder shows diagnostic difficulties, so that an important percentage of patients remain without diagnosis after the implementation of diagnostic tests that sometimes are unnecessary. METHOD A retrospective analysis of the patients admitted during a period of two years because of syncope in an Internal Medicine Service(More)
Positron emission tomography is an imaging technique based on the use of radiopharmaceuticals. The most extended one is the glucose analogue 18F fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) that is deposited where there is an increase of glycolytic metabolism, whether this is caused by neoplastic, inflammatory or infectious diseases. It is used in oncology for the initial(More)
This study was designed to ascertain if certain characteristics of febrile patients could help to identify infectious or bacteremic conditions. Patients with axillary temperature higher than 37,4 degrees C visiting the emergency room and requiring hospitalization were included in the study. The sample included 345 patients. Infections made up 89% of the(More)
La mejora de las condiciones de vida y el sistema sanitario son responsables del progresivo aumento de la esperanza de vida en nuestro país. A fecha 1 de enero de 2016, el 16% de la población española tenía más de 64 años y la previsión es que en el año 2049 este porcentaje alcance el 31,9%1,2. Ese aumento implica una mayor prevalencia de enfermedades de(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is produced and released mainly from ventricles. BNP has been shown to be useful in diagnosis and prognosis in heart failure and some pulmonary conditions. The aim of this study is to analyse whether NT-proBNP has a prognostic value in chronic pulmonary patients without overt heart failure. PATIENT(More)
An 88 year-old woman was admitted to the hospital due to constipation, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting during the last week. The abdomen was distended and tender in epigastrium. Bowel sounds were diminished and signs of peritoneal irritation absent. Blood tests showed creatinine = 2.4 mg/100 ml (66.2 mol/L), leukocytes = 10.6 × 103/mm3 (10.6 × 109/L)(More)
El valorde la conciliaciónde lamedicación (CM)haquedadobien stablecido y documentado en los últimos años1,2. El desarrollo de rogramas de CM es un estándar de calidad de los hospitales según as recomendaciones de organismos sanitarios internacionales3–5. iversos estudios ponen demanifiesto que el momento de ingreso, os traslados entre servicios o el alta(More)