Ignacio Inchaurraga Alvarez

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CONTEXT Pulmonary tuberculosis with negative sputum bacilloscopy involves diagnostic difficulties when there are not available liquid culture media due to the slow growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the traditional culture media, and also due to the need for carrying out invasive examinations. OBJECTIVE Evaluate the high resolution computerized(More)
A 42-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with fever, abdominal pain and miliary radiological pattern. The amylase and lipase in serum, and the amylase in urine were increased. The tuberculin skin test was negative. The thoracic and abdominal CT scan showed costal affectation, multiple focal hepatic lesions and large necrosing peripancreatic(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the differences in pulmonary function, quality of life (CVRS) and dyspnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disese (COPD) and emphysema according to the body mass index (BMI). Moreover, we analyzed the relation between BMI, pulmonary function, CVRS and dyspnea. PATIENTS AND METHOD This was a prospective,(More)
The association of systemic sarcoidosis with malignant neoplasms has been reported by several publications although there is controversy as to whether sarcoidosis predisposes patients to certain types of tumors or whether it is the tumors that cause a sarcoid reaction. The relationship between endobronchial carcinoid tumor and sarcoidosis is uncommon. We(More)
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