José Manuel Varela Aguilar

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BACKGROUND The pathogenic factors of Behçet's disease (BD) differentiate according to geographical zones. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible relation between this process and infection by type I herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) in Spain. METHODS The prevalence of antibodies vs HSV-1 and cytomegalovirus (CMV) was studied by complement fixation(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of obesity in patients treated by departments of Internal Medicine and to classify the patients according to the Edmonton Obesity Staging System (EOSS). MATERIAL AND METHODS An observational, descriptive cross-sectional study included outpatients older than 18 years, with a body mass index (BMI)>30, from 38 hospitals(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of a simple educational intervention to improve the management of cardiovascular comorbidities in patients hospitalized with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MATERIAL AND METHODS Multicenter study participated in by 26 hospital centers. A panel of experts(More)
Pulmonary leiomyoma is a benign tumor of mesodermal origin, very rare of which only three cases have been described on the Spanish scientific literature. We present our experience with three new cases and discuss the clinical and therapeutic characteristics of these neoplasms according to their topographical localization. We insist on the need of a(More)
Diffuse lung hemorrhage (DLH) is a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We observed lung abnormalities in 72 cases (39.5%) out of 182 SLE patients. DLH was confirmed in 3 male patients with steroids and cyclophosphamide was favorable in all cases but there was a recurrence in one case. None of the patients died due to this condition,(More)
Pneumonia due to Pneumocystis is an important cause of morbidity-mortality among immunodepressed patients, above all with human immunodeficiency virus infection and finally in patients with transplants, oncology patients and those subjected to drug immunodepression. Its lack of capacity to grow in the usual culture mediums has hindered knowledge on many(More)