J. Casanova

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OBJECTIVE Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS) is a benign and uncommon clinical entity, characterized by excessive proliferation of synovial membrane of joints, tendon sheaths and bursas. The objective of this study was to evaluate demographic and clinical parameters, diagnostic and treatment procedures and the outcome of 28 patients with PVNS. (More)
The frequency of hypertrophic osteoarthropathy in cyanotic congenital heart disease has previously been considered to be very low. Only a few isolated reports have described such an association. We studied 32 consecutive patients older than 6 years with various types of cyanotic congenital heart disease and examined each case for hypertrophic(More)
Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS) remains a diagnostic challenge because of its non-specific presentation and subtle radiological findings. This uncommon entity is characterized by a benign synovial membrane proliferation of joints, tendon sheaths and bursas. The authors report a case of recurrent PVNS affecting an uncommon location (the first left(More)
Background: Fibromyalgia syndrome displays sympathetically maintained pain features such as frequent post-traumatic onset and stimuli-independent pain accompanied by allodynia and paresthesias. Heart rate variability studies showed that fibromyalgia patients have changes consistent with ongoing sympathetic hyperactivity. Norepinephrine-evoked pain test is(More)
BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia syndrome displays sympathetically maintained pain features such as frequent post-traumatic onset and stimuli-independent pain accompanied by allodynia and paresthesias. Heart rate variability studies showed that fibromyalgia patients have changes consistent with ongoing sympathetic hyperactivity. Norepinephrine-evoked pain test is(More)
INTRODUCTION Parieto-occipital epilepsy is uncommon disease that usually occurs with positive symptoms such as illusions, visual hallucinations. The pericital headache, with or without migraine-type characteristics, is common symptoms (amaurosis, hemianopsia) are rare. CLINICAL CASE A 21 year-old woman with a previous medical history of Rendu-Osler(More)
The authors have treated two hydatic cysts, three plasmocytomas, one chondrosarcoma, one osteogenic sarcoma and four metastasis at the level of the spine. The surgical procedures may be either palliative or curative. In metastatic lesions, posterior decompression was associated with internal fixation for prevention or improvement of neurological signs,(More)
AIMS Intraventricular conduction defects (IVCDs) can impair prognosis of heart failure (HF), but their specific impact is not well established. This study aimed to analyse the clinical profile and outcomes of HF patients with LBBB, right bundle branch block (RBBB), left anterior fascicular block (LAFB), and no IVCDs. METHODS AND RESULTS Clinical variables(More)
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