Héctor Navarro

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A 24-year-old man survived for 8 years after a vascular lesion of the pons and midbrain. During these years a subresponsive comatose state with neurological signs extending from the oculomotor nuclei to the trigeminal and facial nuclei levels was present. A decorticated type of rigidity, with bilateral paralysis of the limbs accompanied by pyramidal signs,(More)
Amniotic band syndrome is a sporadic condition that may result in constriction bands, amputation and multiple craniofacial, visceral and body wall defects. It occurs in 1/1,200 to 1/15,000 live births. Most cases present with multiple congenital anomalies that are incompatible with life. A small group of fetuses shows isolated limb constrictions that may(More)
Down syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal anomaly in humans. Numerous congenital malformations associated with DS have been described. However, there are insufficient data available about airway anomalies. Our objective was to characterize the clinical presentation, frequency, and type of airway anomalies in a population of patients with DS. A(More)
We studied 43 patients with blunt trauma (injury severity score, > or =25), age >14 years and length of the intensive care unit (ICU) stay >48 h in order to estimate the frequency of sepsis and to identify early risk factors related to its development. Clinical data were collected during the first 24 h and several inflammatory mediators were determined from(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in the CFTR gene, that codes for a chloride channel located in the apical surface of epithelial cells. The main role of this protein is the regulation of chloride transport, and secondarily, of sodium and water to the extracellular space. More than 900 gene mutations have(More)
Tracheobronchial anomalies (TBA) originate between the third and sixteenth week of gestation, and they primarily affect the main bronchi. The reported incidence varies between 1-3% of pediatric endoscopic studies. The objective of our review was to describe the clinical characteristics of patients with TBA diagnosed by flexible bronchoscopy (FB). During the(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately a decade ago, pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy (FB) was introduced in Chile, after being used for several years in adults. AIM To describe our clinical experience in FB in a ten years period. PATIENTS AND METHODS Records of procedures done between January 1993 and September 2002 at the Pediatric Service of the Catholic University(More)
BACKGROUND Injury and infection are characterized by the activation of the acute phase proteins response. C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase protein, has been mentioned as an useful indicator of infection and sepsis in critically ill patients. OBJECTIVE To study the evolution of serum CRP in patients with severe blunt trauma and to ascertain its(More)
BACKGROUND There is some information about wheeze characteristics in infants, however it is not clear whether the different wheeze patterns relates to prognosis and evolution during the first two years of life. OBJECTIVES To characterize wheezing and spectral pattern of lung sounds in infants with acute bronchiolitis (AB) and in infants with recurrent(More)
BACKGROUND Home care of tracheostomized children is considered a safe and low-cost alternative. AIM To report the experience with tracheostomized children at the Pediatric Respiratory Unit of the Catholic University Hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of 16 children (9 male) with tracheostomy (TQ) in home care between 1992 and 1998 were reviewed.(More)