Isabel Hervás

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Bone allografts are often used in reconstructive mandibular surgery, generally after extensive oncologic resection, post-traumatic pseudoarthrosis, or osteomyelitis. Vascularized fibular bone grafts have advantages compared with other bone grafts in the restoration of the contour and function of defective mandibles. Bone scintigraphy is often used to assess(More)
AIM To evaluate the pattern of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentration in heart transplant (HT) recipients and its relation to the degree of graft rejection determined by endomyocardial biopsy specimen. METHODS We studied 71 consecutive HT recipients (62 men, 53 +/- 11 years). The patients underwent 383 biopsies. Creatinine and BNP concentrations(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent elevation of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in the first year after transplant appears to be associated with an adverse prognosis. However, there are no data on the prognostic value of two serial determinations of BNP at the end of the first year after transplant in clinically stable patients. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this(More)
BACKGROUND Continuously elevated B-type natriuretic peptide B (BNP) levels are associated with adverse prognosis in heart failure, but this has been less well established in heart transplantation, where medium- to long-term studies are lacking. The purpose of this study was to determine whether BNP levels determined in the first year of transplant have(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the value of the radioimmunometric determination of natriuretic peptide type-B (brain natriuretic peptide, BNP) in the diagnosis and prognosis of heart failure, and to study the association between BNP and the clinical, analytical and echocardiographic variables associated with the evolution of heart failure. The study(More)
BACKGROUND Nowadays a number of diverse biochemical markers have been identified in patients with heart failure (HF) that could indicate the severity of the patients' illness. Among them, probably the most useful is brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) because it is easily obtained and because of its diagnostic and prognostic information. Our objective was to(More)
A prospective study of 81 heart transplant (HT) patients was carried out in order to evaluate the evolution of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in HT patients and compare them with the degree of rejection as determined by endomyocardial biopsy. All patients were subjected to endomyocardial biopsy (532), and determination of BNP and creatinine levels(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether elevated brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels after heart transplantation are correlated with the severity of rejection by using endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) and echocardiographic parameters indicative of ventricular function of the transplanted heart. This was an observational study of 80 orthotopic heart(More)
Determination of the left to right dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) uptake ratio is theoretically one of the easiest quantitative procedures in nuclear medicine. The quantification can be performed on the posterior view, with or without the lateral view for correction of kidney depth. The geometric mean can also be determined using both the anterior and the(More)