José Miguel Castellón

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BACKGROUND Following open heart surgery, most patients are ventilated for 12 to 24 hours to obtain a period of hemodynamic stability and to reduce the work of breathing. Some authors have proposed criteria to guide early extubation and have proposed physiologic parameters to predict which patients will be able to breathe spontaneously. AIM To study the(More)
A 37 year-old previously healthy woman developed severe respiratory failure and diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. A diagnosis of Eosinophilic pneumonia was made based on elevated blood counts of eosinophils and high numbers of them in the broncho-alveolar lavage. The patient recovered after steroid therapy and remained well six months later. Most cases of(More)
Coronary thrombosis as a manifestation of the antiphospholipid syndrome is very uncommon. We report a 25 year-old male without known cardiovascular risk factors that suffered an acute myocardial infarction as the initial manifestation of the antiphospholipid syndrome. His coronary angiogram demonstrated a single thrombotic lesion in the anterior descending(More)
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