José Calvo Bonachera

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INTRODUCTION This study is an analysis of a pilot COPD clinical audit that evaluated adherence to guidelines for patients with COPD in a stable disease phase during a routine visit in specialized secondary care outpatient clinics in order to identify the variables associated with the decision to step-up or step-down pharmacological treatment. METHODS This(More)
5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) has been used to treat inflammatory bowel disease satisfactorily. Lung disease related to 5-ASA administration has been described only rarely. We report a case of alveolitis related to 5-ASA treatment in a woman with Crohn's disease. We review the literature and describe clinical, biological and radiological manifestations,(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous clinical audits for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have provided valuable information on the clinical care delivered to patients admitted to medical wards because of COPD exacerbations. However, clinical audits of COPD in an outpatient setting are scarce and no methodological guidelines are currently available. Based on our(More)
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