Francisco González Vargas

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For some years it has been known that lung disease may be present in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Diseases of the central airway, bronchi, and lung parenchyma are among the most common forms of lung involvement in IBD patients. Bronchiectasis is frequent and almost always appears after the onset of disease and in close association with(More)
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)
Mycobacterium terrae complex encompasses three species of microbacteria that are usually saprophytic and that may occasionally cause disease in humans, particularly in joints and synovial fluid. The literature includes slightly over a dozen cases of pulmonary infection, although none has been described in Spain. We report a case of infection by M. terrae in(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)
INTRODUCTION The association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and anxiety and depression is not yet completely characterized, and differences between countries may exist. We used a predictive model to assess this association in a Spanish population. PATIENTS AND METHOD Prospective transversal descriptive study of 204 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the number and quality of the referrals from primary care to pneumology. To analyse their relationship to specialist medical training and the attendance pattern. DESIGN A descriptive, retrospective study. SETTING A Pneumology Clinic at the Peripheral Specialities Centre at Cartuja (Granada). PATIENTS AND OTHER PARTICIPANTS 597(More)
We present the case of a healthy adult patient without underlying risk factors, who developed bilateral pneumonia and respiratory failure during an outbreak in his family of infection by the Varicella-Zoster virus. IV. acyclovir treatment was begun with good clinical and radiological response and improvement in blood-oxygen levels. We review below risk(More)
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