José Guix

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PURPOSE To analyze the results obtained in a prospective group of patients with basal or squamous cell skin carcinomas of the face treated by high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy via custom-made surface molds. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 136 patients with basal or squamous cell carcinomas of the face were treated between March 1992 and March 1997 by(More)
Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) is an uncommon entity related to multiple and different pathologies, the most common being hypertensive crisis. It is believed to be secondary to the breakdown on the blood-brain barrier. At the beginning, it is undistinguishable from other leukoencephalopathies. However, the disappearance of brain(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study is to analyze the impact of high activity antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on renal lesions observed in autopsies of HIV patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Clinical records and renal pathologic samples from 100 HIV patients, who had died between 1984 and 2006, were reviewed, 61 before 1997 (group I) and 39 after. 24 of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Although renal pathologies are becoming an emergent problem in the population infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), there is very scarce information about the natural course of this problem. The objective of the present study is to describe renal lesions in an autopsy series of HIV-infected patients never treated with(More)
We report 16 cases of pulmonary tuberculosis with normal chest x-ray film associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These patients belong to a sample of 125 cases of tuberculosis and HIV infection observed during the same study period. The clinical features and the diagnostic methods are described. The unusual character of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the main results of the investigation of an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease that occurred in an inner city district of Barcelona between 15 October and 15 November 2000. METHODS Epidemiological surveys of patients and environmental investigations were initiated on the day the first five cases were notified. Water samples and smears(More)
SUMMARY We have studied the results of 10 hepatic tests with multivariate linear discriminant analysis in 44 normal subjects and 88 cirrhotic patients. The results prove that the functional tests with major diagnostic power re those that analyse the functional reserve of the liver, basically the clearance and transport maximum of bromsulphalein. Both give(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the basal immune status, in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, who were affected from tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis or atypical mycobacterium. In the current study, we report our experience with 280 patients diagnosed TB and HIV: fifty cases were(More)
The inhibitory action of dopamine on basal gastric secretion and that stimulated by pentagastrin with previous administration of domperidone in 26 male patients, between 18 and 48 years of age, suffering duodenal ulcer has been studied. The administration of domperidone (0.25 mg/kg) produces a significant reduction of the inhibitory action of dopamine on(More)
We present the immunoglobulin spectrum in a series of 156 HIV-infected patients who were affected of tuberculosis (TB) of different localization. Sixty-seven patients had lung TB, in 13 cases lung TB and an opportunistic infection were diagnosed simultaneously and in 76 cases TB was localized outside the lung. The cases were compared to 62 HIV-infected(More)