José Francisco Suárez

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PURPOSE To compare treatment impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with localized prostate cancer, from before treatment to 2 years after the intervention. METHODS AND MATERIALS This was a longitudinal, prospective study of 614 patients with localized prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy (134), three-dimensional(More)
PURPOSE Earlier studies evaluating the effect on quality of life (QoL) of localized prostate cancer interventions included patients receiving adjuvant hormone therapy, which could have affected their outcomes. Our objective was to compare the QoL impact of the three most common primary treatments on patients who were not receiving adjuvant hormonal(More)
Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid is a commonly used antibiotic in clinical practice. It is usually prescribed on an empirical basis and several cases of hepatotoxicity with cholestasis have been described. We report the case of a 42-year-old man who developed an acute hepatocellular lesion with progression to cirrhosis. The patient received(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a multi-centre database of a large number of patients treated with brachytherapy across Europe. METHODS A total of 1175 patient files were registered in the database and the completeness of the data on these patients resulted in the majority being included in the analysis. RESULTS The database of patients treated with(More)
Visual evoked potentials and electroretinograms were elicited by light-emitting diode stimulation and recorded simultaneously, with cephalic and noncephalic references, in 30 normal subjects and in 30 brain-dead patients. A characteristic pattern was found in the group of patients: when a cephalic reference was used for both visual evoked potentials and the(More)
PURPOSE To assess long-term quality of life (QoL) impact of treatments in localized prostate cancer patients treated with radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy or brachytherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Observational, prospective cohort study with pre-treatment QoL evaluation and follow-up until five years after treatment. 704 patients with low or(More)
BACKGROUND As the long-term efficacy of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) becomes established and other prostate cancer treatment approaches are refined and improved, examination of quality of life (QOL) following prostate cancer treatment is critical in driving both patient and clinical treatment decisions. We present the first study to compare(More)
In current practice, human immunodeficiency virus-infected (HIV(+) ) candidates with CD4 >200 cells/mm(3) are eligible for kidney transplantation; however, the optimal pretransplant CD4 count above this threshold remains to be defined. We evaluated clinical outcomes in patients with baseline CD4 >350 and <350 cells/mm(3) among 38 anti-thymocyte globulin(More)
PURPOSE Studies of patients' preferences for localized prostate cancer treatments have assessed radical prostatectomy and external radiation therapy, but none of them has evaluated brachytherapy. The aim of our study was to assess the preferences and willingness to pay of patients with localized prostate cancer who had been treated with radical(More)
BACKGROUND HIV infection is associated with high rates of acute rejection following kidney transplantation. The underlying mechanisms for such predisposition are incompletely understood. Pathological immune activation is a hallmark of chronic HIV infection that persists despite effective antiretroviral therapy. We hypothesized that the baseline levels of T(More)