José Antonio García-Erce

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INTRODUCTION An important percentage of patients affected by hip fracture require the administration of allogenic blood transfusion (ABT) to avoid the risks of perioperative acute anaemia. However, concerns about ABT risks have led to the search for alternatives, especially in elective orthopaedic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS We have prospectively(More)
INTRODUCTION For critically patients, enteral immunonutrition results in notable reductions in infections and in length of stay in hospital, but not on mortality, raising the question as to whether this relate to the heterogeneous nature of critically ill patients or to the absence of the altered absorption of specific nutrients within the immunonutrient(More)
Perioperative anaemia, with iron deficiency being its leading cause, is a frequent condition among surgical patients, and has been linked to increased postoperative morbidity and mortality, and decreased quality of life. Postoperative anaemia is even more frequent and is mainly caused by perioperative blood loss, aggravated by inflammation-induced blunting(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Epidemiological and animal models studies generate hypotheses for innovative strategies in OSA management by interfering intermediates mechanisms associated with cardiovascular complications. We have thus initiated the Epigenetics(More)
BACKGROUND Salvage and return of unwashed shed blood (USB) after total knee replacement (TKR) is an established blood-saving technique, but some authors question its efficacy and safety and suggest that the shed blood be washed before returning. We evaluated a colloid-based sedimentation method for improving and standardizing the quality of USB collected(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is considered to be a relative unusual pathology, probably underdiagnosed. Many acquired and inherited hypercoagulability states (HS) have been described as cause of CVT. OBJECTIVE [corrected] We evaluated the incidence of acquired and inherited thrombophilic risk factors in a population of CVT patients. (More)
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