José Antonio Parra

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the sonographic and CT features of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis, correlating the pathologic and surgical findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis was pathologically diagnosed in 26 patients from January 1996 to August 1998. The patients were 15 women and 11 men with a mean(More)
To compare the results of transthoracic contrast echocardiography (TTCE) adding a grading scale with the results of thoracic computed tomography (CT) in order to optimise the use of both techniques. 95 patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) were examined with TTCE and thoracic CT to detect pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs).(More)
Consumers of adulterated drugs may present with talc-induced interstitial lung disease. A transbronchial biopsy specimen showing granulomas with intracellular talc crystals is necessary to confirm this diagnosis. In patients infected with HIV, such a condition can be indistinguishable at first glance from opportunistic infections or other pulmonary(More)
This paper reports a biological evaluation of a non-resorbable acrylic cement loaded with alendronate for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. The cement formulation was based on polymethyl methacrylate and acrylic monomers; one of these had covalently linked vitamin E residues. The same cement in the absence of alendronate was(More)
BACKGROUND The outcome of patients with influenza A 2009 (H1N1)v virus infection taking into account hospital type has not been elucidated. OBJECTIVES To compare risk factors, clinical features and outcome of patients admitted to 3 public hospitals with different levels of health-care. METHODS Prospective study of all non-pregnant adult patients(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the prevalence of upper urinary tract involvement in patients with candiduria by means of 111indium-oxine-labeled leukocyte scintigraphy. An observational cohort study of patients with confirmed candiduria was conducted in an acute-care teaching hospital in Spain from March 2006 through February 2009. An(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Because of the serious nature of potential complications, screening for pulmonary arteriovenous malformations is required in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of contrast echocardiography and compare the performance of two contrast agents: agitated saline and(More)
Two bisphosphonates (BPs), namely 1-hydroxy-2-[4-aminophenyl]ethane-1,1-diphosphonic acid (APBP) and 1-hydroxy-2-[3-indolyl]ethane-1,1-diphosphonic acid (IBP), have been synthesized and incorporated to acrylic injectable and self-curing formulations. Alendronic acid monosodium trihydrated salt (ALN) containing cement was formulated as control. These systems(More)
We present the case of a 76-year-old man referred to our hospital with a round stone in central mediastinum and pneumomediastinum in chest radiography and computed tomography. He had a previous history of attempt of endoscopic retrievement of a gallstone that had caused a gastric outlet obstruction (Bouveret syndrome). To our knowledge, this is the first(More)
BACKGROUND There are very few studies about general quality of life parameters, standards for the description of health status and comparison with general population data on patients with Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), a rare disease in which epistaxis is a cardinal symptom. PURPOSE To assess the quality of life in a population of Spanish(More)