José Fernández Guerra

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OBJECTIVE To analyze the impact of admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Andalusia during 2000. METHODS All patients with DRG codes 088 and 541, which would receive ICD-9 codes 491, 492, 493.2, 494 and 496 in the cause of admission field, were extracted from the Minimum Basic Data Set for Andalusia. We compiled descriptive(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was: 1) To determine the effect of non invasive ventilation (NIV) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with acute respiratory failure, and 2) To find out whether there are differences in the results according to the site where ventilation in applied. PATIENTS AND METHOD Meta-analysis(More)
With the purpose of defining the pattern of abdominal respiratory muscle activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), we studied the electromyogram of the rectus abdominis (RA), the external oblique (EO) and transversus (TM) muscles in 14 patients with different degrees of airways obstruction (FEV1: 41 +/- 12%; FEV1/FVC: 45 +/-(More)
The objective of this study was to assess ventilatory response to stimulation with CO2 in patients suffering obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) but without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), by examining differences between hyper- and normocapnic patients and comparing the results obtained with the usual techniques used to stimulate(More)
Posterior mediastinal tumors in young people are most often neurogenic. The presence of a meningocele has occasionally been described as causing mass in the region and cases reported have mainly been in patients with neurofibromatosis. We describe a patient with type I neurofibromatosis and intrathoracic meningocele.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the need to assess arterial blood gases in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in accordance with spirometric values. PATIENTS AND METHOD Transverse study in stable COPD patients with spirometry and pulse oximetry assessment. Specific exclusion criteria were:(More)
UNLABELLED Poor correlation among the various methods for measuring anaerobic threshold (AT) has been reported, and some authors have even reported interobserver variability within a single method. It is unknown whether such variability exists in patients with metabolic myopathies (MM). OBJECTIVE To determine intra- and interobserver variability in the(More)