José Daniel Sánchez López

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INTRODUCTION Postoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels as a predictor of hypocalcaemia in patients subjected to total thyroidectomy is analyzed. MATERIAL AND METHOD Prospective study involving 67 patients who underwent total thyroidectomy due to a benign disease. Serum PTH and ionised calcium were measured 20 h after surgery. Sensitivity, specificity(More)
INTRODUCTION The appearance of single transumbilical incision surgery has opened a new era in the minimally invasive approach of cholecystectomy. Specific ports for this technique have made it easier to perform. We report our initial experience, from July 2008 to June 2009 and give an updated bibliographic review. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective,(More)
Pulmonary artery compression by an aortic aneurysm should be suspected when there is: * apparent pulmonary embolism with a widened mediastinum,5 * lack of improvement in the perfusion scan following anticoagulation,6 * right ventricular hypertrophy combined with aortic insufficiency,6 or * dyspnoea out of proportion to signs of cardiac failure accompanied(More)
La eventroplastia laparoscópica se está mostrando como un método seguro y de fácil aprendizaje en el tratamiento de las hernias ventrales, y se presenta como una alternativa al abordaje abierto tradicional en casos seleccionados. El interés creciente en utilizar métodos de abordaje menos invasivos ha favorecido el desarrollo de la técnica single incision(More)
Primary ciliary dyskinesia is a disorder characterized by the presence of recurrent infections of the superior and inferior respiratory tract. It is caused by a recessive autosomic genetic disorder. Its diagnosis is often given late, because other diagnostic possibilities are thought of first. It is common to find many previous visits to the ENT specialist(More)
Hepatic adenoma and focal nodular hyperplasia are unfrequent benign lesions of the liver with individual histologic characteristics, but not always clinically distinguishable. The main difference is the intratumoral or intraperitoneal bleeding risk (high in adenoma and virtually zero in focal nodular hyperplasia). Surgery is the elective treatment for the(More)