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OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether an early multidisciplinary geriatric intervention in elderly patients with hip fracture reduced length of stay, morbidity, and mortality and improved functional evolution. DESIGN Randomized, controlled intervention trial. SETTING Orthopedic ward in a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred nineteen patients aged(More)
Monochorionic (MC) twins represent a significant proportion of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Overall, 1 of 3 MC twin pregnancies will develop complications in relation to the MC placenta and the presence of interfetal placental anastomoses. From a clinical standpoint, these complications can be grouped into four main types of clinical problems: chronic(More)
Recent studies suggest that tumor-infiltrated myeloid cells frequently up-regulate COX-2 expression and have enhanced PGE₂ metabolism. This may affect the maturation and immune function of tumor-infiltrated antigen-presenting cells. In vitro studies demonstrate that tumor-derived factors can skew GM-CSF-driven differentiation of T(h)1-oriented myeloid APCs(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention integrated into daily practice for the prevention of in-hospital delirium in elderly patients. DESIGN Controlled study comparing an intervention in a geriatric unit (GI) with usual care in two internal medicine services (UC). SETTING University hospital in Madrid, Spain. (More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the association between maternal antiretrovirals (ARVs) during pregnancy and infant congenital anomalies (CAs), utilizing data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development International Site Development Initiative Perinatal Study. METHODS The study population consisted of first singleton pregnancies on study, >(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS We estimated HCV reinfection rate and its associated risk factors in inmates with chronic hepatitis C who had achieved sustained virological response (SVR) after completing combination therapy while in prison. METHODS Individuals who had achieved an SVR after treatment provided from January 2003 to December 2009 at four prisons in(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, clinical features, and the independent impact of frailty-a geriatric syndrome characterized by the decline of physiological systems-and its components, on prognosis after heart failure (HF) hospitalization. METHODS AND RESULTS FRAIL-HF is a prospective cohort study including 450 non-dependent(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common cause of congenital infection worldwide. We report on a fatal fetal manifestation of primary maternal CMV infection including cerebellar hemorrhage and hydrops. The diagnosis was established by maternal serological tests, culture and polymerase chain reaction testing of amniotic fluid and fetal blood. The pregnancy(More)
Meningiomas are primary tumors of the central nervous system composed of both neoplastic and other infiltrating cells. We determined the cellular composition of 51 meningioma samples by multiparameter flow cytometric (MFC) immunophenotyping and investigated the potential relationship between mRNA and protein expression levels of neoplastic cells. For(More)
Gliomas are the most common type of primary brain tumours, and in this group glioblastomas (GBMs) are the higher-grade gliomas with fast progression and unfortunate prognosis. Two major aspects of glioma biology that contributes to its awful prognosis are the formation of new blood vessels through the process of angiogenesis and the invasion of glioma(More)