John M Sauret

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During the period 1986-1990, 10 cases of human disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis were diagnosed in our hospital. The incidence, in relation to the cases of disease from Mycobacterium tuberculosis diagnosed in the same period, was 0.9%. The patients had an average age of 32 years (range 5-68 years). Pulmonary disease was observed in 5 patients (50%),(More)
Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially life-threatening syndrome resulting from the breakdown of skeletal muscle fibers with leakage of muscle contents into the circulation. The most common causes are crush injury, overexertion, alcohol abuse and certain medicines and toxic substances. Several inherited genetic disorders, such as McArdle's disease and Duchenne's(More)
BACKGROUND Human brucellosis has a serious medical impact worldwide, and its eradication poses major difficulties. Although human brucellosis is relatively rare in the United States (approximately 100 cases per year), there is concern that this disease is largely underdiagnosed and underreported. Additionally, immigrants from endemic areas are arriving to(More)
With the aim of testing a method that allows increasing concentrations of oxygen to be administered to patients with severe hypoxemia and hypercapnia while avoiding the risk of increasing respiratory acidosis, we studied 17 male patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and severe hypercapnic respiratory failure. During 6 h and on(More)
We have studied 30 patients (13 males and 17 females) with nasal polyposis, measuring the nasal mucociliary clearance using the saccharin test. The results have been compared with those obtained in a control group of 20 healthy subjects. The values obtained in the group with nasal polyposis (mean +/- SD = 31.7 +/- 13.4 min) were significantly higher than(More)
SETTING Chest Clinic, Sant Pau Hospital, Barcelona, Spain. OBJECTIVE To assess the therapeutic response of pulmonary disease due to Mycobacterium kansasii to 12 and 18 months of chemotherapy. DESIGN 28 patients with criteria of pulmonary disease caused by M. kansasii not associated with HIV-infection were identified in our department in the period(More)
BACKGROUND Our urban practice had two incidences of documented appendicitis in pregnancy in a 24-hour period with two unique outcomes that prompted an inquiry. Appendicitis in pregnancy is relatively rare, but it has significant morbidity and is a cause of maternal and infant mortality. Abdominal pain is the most common presenting symptom, and the(More)