Jose Ramirez

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A fusion gene, echinoderm microtubule associated protein like 4-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (EML4-ALK), with transforming activity has recently been identified in a subset of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but its pathogenetic, diagnostic, and therapeutic roles remain unclear. Both frequency and type of EML4-ALK transcripts were investigated by reverse(More)
The authors reviewed a series of 110 surgical specimens of primary non-small cell lung carcinomas from the Department of Pathology at the Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona Medical School, between 1987 and 1997. The sample included 25 squamous cell carcinomas, 60 adenocarcinomas, 14 large cell carcinomas, and 11 neuroendocrine tumors. Electron(More)
We aimed to adapt the shared medical appointment (SMA) model to the care of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients and evaluate patient satisfaction. Our SMA team included a PH specialist, a PH nurse, and one research fellow. Eight to twelve PH patients with a family member were invited during office visits and by phone calls. Attendance was verified and(More)
Overweight women (body mass index ≥ 25 kg/m(2)) present an embryo euploidy rate in first trimester miscarriages similar to normoweight controls after a selective biopsy and karyotyping of embryo and/or chorion samples taken by hysteroembryoscopy.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to describe the clinical symptoms and illustrate the radiological manifestations of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) as the condition develops. We mention those findings that aid the discrimination from transfusion-associated cardiac overload. We will also point some of the characteristics that increase(More)
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis (WG), is a rare systemic vasculitis that classically manifests as necrotizing granulomas of the upper and lower respiratory tract, kidneys, and blood vessels; however, it may affect any organ system, including the skin. Cutaneous manifestations occur in up to 45% of patients(More)
Follicular bronchiolitis (FB) also known as hyperplasia of the bronchial associated lymphoid tissue (BALT), or bronchiolar nodular lymphoid hyperplasia, is an entity characterized by the development of lymphoid follicles with germinal centers in the walls of small airways. FB is thought to be caused by antigenic stimulation of BALT, followed by a polyclonal(More)
Acute respiratory illness is defined as one or more of the following: cough, sputum production, chest pain, or dyspnea (with or without fever). The workup of these patients depends on many factors, including clinical presentation and the suspected etiology. This study reviews the literature on the indications and usefulness of radiologic studies for the(More)
BACKGROUND Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the bronchus is a rare neoplasm that can be recognized on histology as well as cytology by the presence of three characteristic cell types: mucus secreting, epidermoid and intermediate. We encountered two cases displaying unusual cytologic features, including clear intranuclear inclusions. CASES Two females, aged 33(More)