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)
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)
BACKGROUND Brain naturietic peptide (BNP) elevations have been reported in heart transplant patients both at baseline and during rejection. An association between BNP levels and certain echocardiographic and hemodynamic abnormalities has also been found in nontransplanted heart disease patients. We sought to determine whether BNP values were correlated with(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)
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)
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)
AIM The aim of this study is to assess the clinical impact of gallium-67 scintigraphy, before and after treatment, in patients with Hodgkin's disease, and to compare the overall survival between the patients whose gallium studies after treatment were negative and those whose studies remained positive. METHODS We have studied 75 patients (40 women, 35 men)(More)
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a granulomatous disease which can involve multiples sites of the body. Diagnostic imaging is of utmost importance in the management of these patients. Up to now radiographic skeletal survey and bone scintigraphy (BS) have been used to assess bone involvement (both with low specificity). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)(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)