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We conducted the current study to characterize the clinical presentation of primary Sjögren syndrome (SS) in a large cohort of Spanish patients and to determine whether epidemiologic, clinical, and analytical features modulate disease expression. Patients were from the GEMESS Study group, which was formed in 2005 and included 12 Spanish reference centers.(More)
Seven cases of A. T. D. are presented. Radiological findings were extraordinarily diverse. The prognosis of the disease is difficult for each individual case, because of the frequent pulmonary complications and cystic renal lesions are not always directly related to the severity of the bone changes. The authors believe that the term(More)
The annual cost of a screening program to detect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a teaching hospital in Spain was 10,261 Euro. The average cost per MRSA infection was 2,730 Euro; therefore, the cost of the program would be covered if it only prevented 4 infections per year (11% of the total number of MRSA infections at our hospital).
The aim of the study was to identify and describe the patterns of use of tocilizumab in clinical practice to ensure safety and optimal management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This is a 12-month prospective observational study in patients with moderate or severe RA of ≥6 months’ duration who have started tocilizumab after failure of at least one previous(More)
BACKGROUND Allergen-specific immunotherapy is a proven, highly effective treatment for IgE-mediated diseases. However, ultra-rush immunotherapy is prescribed infrequently because of the perception that accelerated immunotherapy buildup leads to a higher rate of systemic reactions. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the frequency of adverse reactions in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE We undertook a review of patients with chest trauma attended between January 1992 and June 2005 in order to establish severity criteria in these cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS During the study period, 1,772 cases (1,346 [76%] males) were treated, with ages ranging from 7 to 98 years (mean, 46.4 years). The Revised Trauma Score (RTS) was calculated(More)
Purpose is to review the current impact of various imaging modalities on management of patients with cartilaginous tumors. Many cartilaginous tumors have typical radiographic appearances and do not pose a diagnostic dilemma. Examples are osteochondroma, chondroblastoma, chondromyxoid fibroma, etc. Differentiation between malignant and benign cartilaginous(More)