Iolanda Garcia

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether procalcitonin discriminates between postcardiopulmonary bypass inflammatory syndrome and infectious complication in children better than does C-reactive protein. DESIGN Prospective study of children admitted to the intensive care unit after cardiopulmonary bypass. PATIENTS Classified according to a diagnosis of systemic(More)
The aim of this paper is to present the results of the first phase of a project called Just4me. The project proposes the design, and development and pilot test of a technological platform that supports a ubiquitous personal learning environment (PLE) designed for lifelong learners across different professional, social and training contexts. In this paper,(More)
In the knowledge society, autonomous and Self-Directed Learning (SDL) have become particularly important for professional development and lifelong learning. This kind of learning can take place in physical and virtual spaces that may belong to formal institutions but also to extended communities and networks. In virtual spaces, self-directed learning and(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the kinetics of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in newborns after cardiothoracic surgery (CS), with and without cardiopulmonary bypass, and to assess whether PCT was better than CRP in identifying sepsis in the first 72 hours after CS. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a prospective study of newborns admitted to the(More)
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