Javier de Gracia Roldán

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BACKGROUND Embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) recurrence and functional outcome from long-term follow-up is not well delineated. The purpose of this study is to compare these functional variables between ESUS vs. cardioembolic stroke (CS) patients. METHODS We analyzed data of consecutive ESUS and CS patients from our institutional database, from(More)
AIMS To compare the analgesic efficacy of thoracic paravertebral blockade with that of endovenous morphine to measure the plasma levels of bupivacaine and to study the complications derived from both techniques in patients undergoing thoracic or abdominal surgery with unilateral incision. METHODS Twenty ASA I-II patients allocated to two groups (A and B)(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze whether the radiological management of seriously injured victims from the March 11 terrorist attempt was affected by the large number of victims treated at two hospitals in Madrid. To evaluate the organization for providing imaging services, detect failings, and propose a protocol for diagnostic imaging departments. MATERIAL AND(More)
The prevalence of low HDL-C levels in an HIV population and its related factors was investigated. We undertook a multicenter, cross-sectional study of all HIV patients on regular follow-up in five hospitals (Southern Spain). A physical examination and fasting laboratory analysis were performed and a questionnaire about cardiovascular risk factors was(More)
In order to determine the effect of right atrial dysfunction on clinical outcome, six patients with inferior myocardial infarction with extension to right ventricle and right atrium involving only obstructions of the right coronary artery were examined with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) at the time of the event. Five of the patients were reexamined(More)
In this report we present the case of a patient with ventricular-arterial discordance in which a QAV was diagnosed by bidimensional echocardiogram with the purpose of expanding the anatomical spectrum of the anomalies associated with d-TGA and to manifest the clinical awareness of the consequence that the QAV has on the evolution of the patients that(More)
Three-dimensional echocardiography has proved to be valuable in congenital heart disease by enhancing the evaluation of morphologic abnormalities and increasing the understanding of complex relationships. This study was undertaken to determine how 3-dimensional echocardiography could be best used to study some of the congenital malformations of the mitral(More)