Iñaki Saralegui Reta

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Admission of a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is justified when the critical situation can be reverted or relieved. In spite of this, there is high mortality in the ICU in regard to other hospital departments. End-of-life treatment of critical patients and attention to the needs of their relatives is far from being adequate for several reasons:(More)
Cases of severe acute carbon tetrachloride poisoning are sporadically described in Spain. We report the cases of three patients that inhaled toxic vapour of carbon tetrachloride that they used as a solvent during their working activity. They developed hepatic disfunction and one of them acute renal failure. The interval between the labour exposure and the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of an structured intervention based on a medical advice versus to the ordinary anti-tobacco advice in patients with miocardial infarction who are attended in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). PATIENTS AND METHODS 90 patients were randomly selected to receive either the specific intervention(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study is to know whether the patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who consulted an extrahospitalary physician before the hospital arrival delayed their admission to the critical care unit (CCU), and whether their probability to receive early thrombolytic therapy was smaller than that of the patients who cam directly to(More)