Josep María Gimferrer

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To investigate whether endothelial dysfunction of pulmonary arteries (PA) is present in patients with mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to what extent it is related to the morphological abnormalities of PA, we studied 41 patients who underwent lung resection. Patients were divided into the following groups: nonsmokers (n = 7), smokers(More)
Between 1970 and 1985, seven patients were referred to us for surgical treatment of simultaneous hydatid cysts in the liver and the chest. Their mean age was 45.4 years (age range, 23-73 years), and they represented 46% of patients with hydatid cysts in the liver and thorax. Three patients had hepaticopleural involvement, and 3 patients had symptoms of(More)
The transcription factors SRY-related HMG box (SOX)2 and octamer-binding transcription factor (OCT)4 regulate the expression of the miR-302-367 cluster. miR-145 regulates SOX2 and OCT4 translation and p53 regulates miR-145 expression. We analysed the expression of the miR-302-367 cluster and miR-145 and the mutational status of p53 in resected nonsmall cell(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the outcomes of broncho ± angioplastic sleeve lobectomy (SL) versus pneumonectomy (PN), and the PN:SL ratio after an aggressive policy of parenchyma-sparing surgery to improve postoperative complications rate and long-term quality of life (QoL). METHODS A prospective study was conducted in 490 patients with non-small cell lung cancer(More)
INTRODUCTION The expression of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) is usually increased in inflammation and cancer. This study examines the expression of COX-2 in the lung of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with lung cancer. METHODS We studied 44 male patients with bronchial cancer (27 squamous carcinoma and 17 adenocarcinoma). Samples were(More)
We report the results of our experience using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) to treat primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) from January 1992 until December 1994 in a multicentered co-operative study. A total of 132 patients (110 males and 22 females, aged 13-38 yrs, mean age 26 yrs) were treated by VATS to deal with the PSP that they(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in carcinogenesis through the regulation of their target genes. miRNA-related single nucleotide polymorphisms (miR-SNPs) can affect miRNA biogenesis and target sites and can alter microRNA expression and functions. We examined 11 miR-SNPs, including 5 in microRNA genes, 3 in microRNA binding sites and 3 in(More)
(CHEST 2000; 117:1184–1185) A 58-year-old male patient with noncomplicated alcoholic liver disease presented with a right upper parahilar pulmonary mass after minor blunt chest trauma. After an appropriate workup, nonsmall cell carcinoma of the lung was diagnosed. A right intrapericardial pneumonectomy was performed. A silastic chest drain with no negative(More)
PURPOSE A prospective Phase II trial was carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of erythropoietin in improving or maintaining performance status as determined by the Karnofsky performance status (KPS) score and hemoglobin (Hb) levels in lung cancer patients treated with concurrent chemoradiation (CH-RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 51 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of surgical treatment for lung carcinoid tumor. PATIENTS AND METHOD The medical records of 62 patients who underwent surgical intervention for lung carcinoid tumor between May 1985 and October 2000 were reviewed. RESULTS Fifty-two patients had typical carcinoid tumors and 10 had atypical carcinoid tumors. Hilar or(More)