Jose Valencia

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OBJECTIVES This study was designed to review outcomes in relation to antithrombotic therapy management strategies for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stenting. BACKGROUND There is limited evidence on the optimal antithrombotic therapy management strategies for patients with AF who undergo(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic sympathectomy (TS) is the treatment of choice for severe primary hyperhidrosis. However, complications, side effects and satisfaction have not been well defined. OBJECTIVE To analyze the complications, side effects, satisfaction degree and quality of life of patients after TS for primary upper limb hyperhidrosis. METHODS One-year(More)
BACKGROUND Recent European guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation recommend oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients with CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc score (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years, diabetes, history of previous stroke, vascular disease, age 65-74 years, and sex category [female]) ≥1. The HAS-BLED score (Hypertension, Abnormal(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship of diurnal desaturations (oximetry-measured blood oxygen saturation [S(pO(2))] < 90%) during activities of daily living and clinical aspects in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and moderate hypoxemia has not been systematically evaluated. METHODS We prospectively studied 88 patients with stable COPD(More)
This study investigated the development of national identification in children growing up in the Basque Country. The sample consisted of 246 children aged 6, 9, 12 and 15 years old who belonged to three linguistic subgroups: children who spoke only Basque with their parents in their home, children who spoke only Spanish in their home, and children who spoke(More)
Cardiovascular disease is a major global cause of mortality, and its fundamental underlying substrate is atherosclerosis. Young and old patients have different risk factor profiles, clinical presentations, angiographic findings and prognosis. We performed a retrospective case-control study in a cohort (cases) of premature coronary disease (<or=45 years,(More)
PURPOSE In patients on oral anticoagulation (OAC) undergoing coronary stenting (PCI-S), procedural management and in-hospital outcome have never been specifically and prospectively investigated. Also, the contribution of early bleeding to the relevant hemorrhagic rate reported at follow-up with triple therapy of OAC, aspirin, and clopidogrel is largely(More)
PURPOSE Patients undergoing coronary stenting must take dual antiplatelet therapy during a variable period. The combination of chronic oral anticoagulants (COA) with antiplatelet therapy has been related to an increased risk of hemorrhage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of the antiplatelet therapy observance in those patients and the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the current management, and adherence to recommendations, of patients on oral anticoagulation (OAC) undergoing coronary stent implantation (PCI-S). METHODS By means of a contact person who had been previously identified in 8 European countries, a questionnaire was electronically forwarded between April and July 2010 to the national(More)
BACKGROUND To know the prevalence, the clinical and microbiological characteristics of bacteremia episodes detected on discharged patients at the emergency unit, as well as the accordance of diagnostics and the predicting factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analysed the cases with bacteria detected on discharged patients during 2 years (1995-1996) in an(More)