José-María Arranz

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BACKGROUND A prospective study was conducted to determine the rate of skill acquisition with the laryngeal mask airway in pediatric anesthesiology practice. The aim of the study was to provide information about the amount of supervised training required before satisfactory levels of skill were achieved. METHODS Eight anesthesia residents in their third(More)
BACKGROUND Proinflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-1beta, TNF-alpha) released during liver transplantation may affect hemodynamic stability. The aim of the present study was to analyze the association between IL-6, TNF-alpha, and IL-1beta and systemic vascular resistance during the phases of liver transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS The proinflammatory(More)
BACKGROUND Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for patients with cirrhosis and concomitant hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in early stages is the treatment of choice, with an acceptable recurrence rate and excellent survival. AIM We sought to evaluate (1) the accuracy of preoperative imaging; (2) the impact of pre-OLT treatments on survival and(More)
⎯ The main purpose of this work is to describe the use of a web-based training environment as a facility to assist undergraduate students of engineering to learn computer science subjects and to practice computer programming techniques. Furthermore, this paper presents the pedagogical methodology and the results drawn from this experience. AulaWeb is a(More)
INTRODUCTION Parkinson disease (PD) has no specific neuropsychological scales for assessing the most significant cognitive impairment in PD, which has determined the use of subjective criteria or instruments designed for other diseases, making difficult the comparison between studies or the follow-up of patients. A screening test for dementia in PD(More)
UNLABELLED Graft ischemia-reperfusion injury during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is associated with anatomic and pathologic disorders in the graft, which may cause initial dysfunction. The object of this paper was to evaluate sIL-2r as an indicator of liver damage during graft reperfusion. MATERIAL AND METHODS Blood samples were drawn from 20(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Headache has a great impact on patients' quality of life and in industrialized countries there is economic impact as well. One of the pathophysiologic theories to explain headache is activation of afferent C2-C3 nerve fibers. Afferent peripheral nerve stimulation by occipital nerve provocation at C2-C3 seems to alleviate headache by(More)
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