Francisco Javier Marín Martín

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BACKGROUND Percutaneous transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is used as an alternative to surgery or long-term anticoagulation for the treatment of patients with paradoxical embolism and PFO. METHODS AND RESULTS We report the immediate and long-term clinical and echocardiographic outcome of 110 consecutive patients (58 males, mean age(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that prolonged QRS duration increases the risk of death in patients with heart failure and after an ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction. Very little data exist about the prognostic implications of QRS duration in the non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NST-ACS): unstable angina and non-ST(More)
Scintigraphic identification of the sentinel lymph node is achievable in nearly all patients with malignant melanoma. However, in a very small number of cases the sentinel node fails to be detected, and sometimes recurrence appears during follow-up in patients who had previously tested negative for metastatic disease. The purpose of this study was to review(More)
PURPOSE Inguinal lymphadenectomy, unilateral or bilateral, is widely used in cases of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma but has a high morbidity. Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy may be used in the management of these patients. The aims of this study were firstly to determine the reliability of SLN biopsy in predicting regional lymph node status(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the differences in the inflammatory status between diabetic and non-diabetic patients and to evaluate the usefulness of C reactive protein, fibrinogen, and leucocyte count as predictors of death in diabetic patients with unstable coronary disease. DESIGN Nested case-control comparisons of the inflammatory status between diabetic and(More)
We randomized 400 patients who were scheduled for an elective cardiovascular operation involving median sternotomy to receive cefamandole nafate or cefonicid in a prospective double-blind study. Three hundred fifty-seven patients were evaluable for prophylactic efficacy. Chest wound and donor site infections and early prosthetic valve endocarditis occurred(More)
Gallium-67 single photon emission computerized tomography (Ga-67 SPECT) was performed in 13 chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) patients suspected of evolution into diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLCL) or Richter's syndrome (RS). Six positive and nine negative Ga-67 SPECTs were observed. Ten patients were biopsied (five in each group). DLCL was not detected(More)