José Diego Santotoribio

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BACKGROUND A study to analyse tumor markers (CEA, CA125, CA15.3, CA19.9, CYFRA 21-1, and NSE) for metastasis detection in lung cancer patients. METHODS Serum tumor markers from 73 lung cancer patients were measured before they were diagnosed. After lung cancer diagnosis, tumor markers were analyzed for the detection of distant metastases. RESULTS In(More)
1. Gamboa Antiñolo F. Limitación del esfuerzo terapéutico. ¿Es lo mismo retirar un tratamiento de soporte vital que no iniciarlo? Med Clin (Barc). 2009. May 21. [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1016/j.medcli.2009.02.046. 2. Iribarren-Diarasarri S, Latorre-Garcı́a K, Muñoz-Martı́nez T, Poveda-Hernández Y, Dudagoitia-Otaolea JL, Martı́nez-Alutiz S, et al.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Parapneumonic effusions with pH < 7.20 or glucose < 0.40 g/l or lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) > 1000 U/l have indication of treatment with endothoracic drainage tube (EDT). The aim of the present study was to determine the accuracy of partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2) measurement in pleural fluid for the subsequent treatment(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to measure the accuracy of pleural fluid lactate concentration for diagnosis of parapneumonic pleural effusion (PPE) and to discriminate between uncomplicated (UPPE) and complicated PPE (CPPE). METHODS Pleural fluid lactate was measured in patients with pleural effusion. Patients were classified into two groups according to the(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare HPLC methods with short and long elution times for HbA1c measurement in blood. METHODS Comparison between G7-Tosoh (1.2 min); Bio-Rad-Variant-II-Turbo (1.3 min) and Arkray-HA-8160 (2.9 min). RESULTS Passing-Bablok regression equations were: Y=0.17+0.96X; Y=-0.39+1.01X; Y=-0.40+1.0X and the means of the differences using(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the brain damage caused by inhaled sevoflurane, by determining the concentration of serum S100B protein before and after the exposure to this drug as the only anaesthetic agent. PATIENTS AND METHOD Paediatric patients undergoing general anaesthesia for the conduct of a nuclear magnetic(More)
There are no published studies examining the utility of total homocysteine (HCY) in pleural fluid. The aim was to measure the accuracy of pleural fluid HCY concentration for diagnosis of malignant pleural effusion (MPE). We studied pleural fluids obtained by thoracocentesis in patients with pleural effusion. Pleural fluid HCY concentration was measured by(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE S100B protein is a serum marker of cerebral damage. The objective was to evaluate the brain damage caused by general anaesthesia, by determining the concentration of serum S100B protein before and after of general anaesthesia. PATIENTS AND METHOD Patients with chronic adenotonsillar hypertrophy and indications for tonsillectomy(More)