Francisco García Gíl

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INTRODUCTION This study is an analysis of a pilot COPD clinical audit that evaluated adherence to guidelines for patients with COPD in a stable disease phase during a routine visit in specialized secondary care outpatient clinics in order to identify the variables associated with the decision to step-up or step-down pharmacological treatment. METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous clinical audits for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have provided valuable information on the clinical care delivered to patients admitted to medical wards because of COPD exacerbations. However, clinical audits of COPD in an outpatient setting are scarce and no methodological guidelines are currently available. Based on our(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate long-term domiciliary oxygen therapy (LTOT) in our setting and the utility of pulse oxymetry for follow-up control. PATIENTS AND METHOD 140 patients were studied. The data on the indication for LTOT and the degree of therapeutic compliance were obtained by means of a clinical interview; spirometry, full blood count, arterial blood(More)
We revised our own experience in 208 patients with pleural effusion to whom fiberoptic bronchoscopy was made in part of the diagnostic study. In our population the most frequent cause was neoplastic origen, observing that in 97 patients (46%), 60 of them were due to bronchogenic carcinoma. In relation to the presentation symptoms, just when haemoptysis was(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation increases mortality and resources used associated with hospitalization. We studied whether early home monitoring reduces the rate of readmission and if there are any predictor variables. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a prospective, controlled, parallel-group study in patients who(More)
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