Josep Maria Font Llagunes

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We report the case of a 49-year-old man who suffered anaphylactic/anaphylactoid shock within the first few minutes of reaching the recovery room after unremarkable coronary surgery and revascularization. Adequate monitoring permitted differential diagnosis and establishment of specific treatment Monitoring also allowed us to document hemodynamic changes and(More)
INTRODUCTION We describe our experience in managing single lung ventilation (SLP) with the Univent bronchial blocker tube from 1993 to the present. PATIENTS AND METHOD Patients were grouped based on the following criteria: use of a double lumen tube as an alternative to SLP (group 1), use of SLP and tracheotomy (group 2), or difficult or dangerous(More)
Motion capture systems are gaining more and more importance in different fields of research. In the field of biomechanics, marker-based systems have always been used as an accurate and precise method to capture motion. However, attaching markers on the subject is a time-consuming and laborious method. As a consequence, this problem has given rise to a new(More)
Sepsis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may be associated with the appearance of cardiac dysfunction. This is a challenge, both when making the differential diagnosis and determining the proper treatment, as there are numerous risk factors: Myocarditis due to the HIV itself, the presence or absence of highly active antiretroviral therapy,(More)
Congenital sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are extremely rare in Spain. The lesion consists of a defect that allows the aortic media to separate from the annulus fibrosus of the aortic valve, causing it to dilate with arterial pressure. The natural course of the aneurysm involves the risk of complication due to bacterial endocarditis, with conduction blocks or(More)
INTRODUCTION Increased serum lactate in postoperative cardiac surgery is very common and its pathogenesis is due to multiple factors. The elevation of serum lactate is associated with tissue hypoxia (hyperlactatemia type A) and non-hypoxic (hyperlactatemia type B) metabolic disorders. The aim of the study was to assess the evolution of postoperative lactate(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze clinical records of cardiac surgery patients in an attempt to identify factors associated with mortality in the postoperative critical care units of the public health service hospitals in the Community of Valencia, Spain, in 2007. METHODS Retrospective study of cases from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007. The charts of all(More)