Juan Carlos Peñalver

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OBJECTIVE Retrospective study on the relation between the use of blood products and survival rates in patients treated surgically for stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 856 patients who underwent surgical resection from 1969 to 2000 for stage I NSCLC, classified histologically according to the current(More)
We review 1696 patients with blunt chest trauma. Road traffic accidents were the main cause of injury followed by domestic falls and labour accidents. Outdoor falls and sport accidents accounted for a small number of injuries. For clinical evaluation, Stoddart's score was used. The injuries were considered as minor in 710 patients, intermediate in 740 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prognostic value of a series of clinicopathological variables in stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer, for tumors up to 3 cm in diameter. PATIENTS AND METHOD The study included 271 patients. Survival was analyzed with the Kaplan-Meier method. The Cox model was used for multivariate analysis. RESULTS Five- and ten-year survival were(More)
The treatment of choice for idiopathic tracheal stenosis is tracheal resection and anastomosis, although some authors prefer more conservative management. Between January 1, 1996 and January 1, 2005, 8 patients-all women-with idiopathic tracheal stenosis were treated in the chest surgery department of the Hospital Universitario La Fe in Valencia, Spain. One(More)
Primary lung graft dysfunction is one of the major causes of perioperative morbidity and mortality in lung transplantation. Primary lung graft dysfunction is a clinical syndrome occurring in the immediate postoperative period after lung transplantation and is characterized by severe hypoxemia, pulmonary edema, and pulmonary infiltrates on chest x-ray film,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine concentrations of interleukin 8 (IL-8) in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid from donor lungs and assess the role of IL-8 levels in the development of primary graft failure. PATIENTS AND METHOD Twenty patients who received a double lung transplant were studied. A series of data,(More)
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare but insidious tumor of the trachea and bronchi. It is infiltrative and tends to recur at the same site. Diagnosis is often late, generally when a large part of the bronchial opening is occluded and with extensive invasion of submucosal tissue, making elective surgery difficult and complementary radiotherapy necessary in(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a mortality risk model for patients with resected stage I non-small cell bronchogenic carcinoma (NSCBC). PATIENTS AND METHOD Tumors from 798 patients with diagnoses of NSCBC were resected and classified in stage I. The Kaplan-Meier method and Cox's proportional hazard model were used to analyze the influence of clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of neoplastic diseases is higher in patients undergoing solid organ transplant. However, the incidence of bronchogenic carcinoma (BC) is controversial. The objective of our study was to determine the incidence of BC in a large cohort of transplant patients and the role of surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Until December 2006, 3596(More)
Between 1974 and 1987, we performed 18 left colonic interpositions for benign oesophageal disease: caustic lesions in 6 patients, undilatable reflux stenosis in 5, reoperative peptic strictures in 5, penetrating wound in 1 and iatrogenic stricture following oesophagogastric transection for bleeding in 1. Four patients were women. The mean age was 40 +/- 19(More)