Gabriel Cavada Ch

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BACKGROUND Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterized by acute renal failure, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia. AIM To describe the characteristics of patients with the diagnosis of HUS in Chile, and to identify the most reliable early predictors of morbidity and mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS The clinical records of(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular risk, growth failure and the new immunosuppressive drugs, have encouraged steroid withdrawal or total avoidance with promising results in renal transplant (Tx) immunosuppression. AIM To evaluate a new immunosuppressor protocol with early withdrawal of steroids in pediatric kidney transplant. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (EF) is a condition of growing interest due to its high prevalence and difficult management. AIM To evaluate the clinical profile of patients hospitalized with HF and preserved EF in Chilean hospitals. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective registry of 15 centers. Among 649 patients hospitalized(More)
BACKGROUND In 2005 the Chilean government started a health care reform (AUGE) that guarantees medical treatment for acute myocardial infarction. AIM To quantify the impact of AUGE on the management and in-hospital mortality of STEMI in a group of Chilean hospitals. MATERIAL AND METHODS Three thousand five hundred and forty six patients with STEMI from(More)
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