Gustavo Ferrer

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In the United States, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is more commonly seen among foreign-born patients. We report outcomes for 46 patients with MDR-TB who were born in Mexico and treated along the United States-Mexico border. According to our definition, 30 were cured, 3 showed treatment failure, 3 died, and 10 abandoned treatment.(More)
We aimed to adapt the shared medical appointment (SMA) model to the care of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients and evaluate patient satisfaction. Our SMA team included a PH specialist, a PH nurse, and one research fellow. Eight to twelve PH patients with a family member were invited during office visits and by phone calls. Attendance was verified and(More)
The widespread and mandatory use of airbags has resulted in various patterns of injuries and complications unique to their use. Airbags have been implicated in a spectrum of pulmonary conditions ranging from exacerbation of asthma, reactive airway diseases to new onset asthma. We report a case of inhalational chemical pneumonitis that developed after(More)
Peripheral T-cell lymphoma unspecified (PTCL-U) is a lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by localized malignant T-lymphocyte infiltration of the skin. PTCL-U is a rare disease of the elderly with a low 5-year survival rate (16%). The skin is affected variably with localized plaques, nodules, or tumors. The lungs are involved in less than 10% of the(More)
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