Julia Martínez

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PURPOSE To evaluate the pathologic complete response (pCR) rate of a combination of epirubicin (E) and cyclophosphamide (C) followed by paclitaxel (P) and gemcitabine (G) (+ trastuzumab[T]) in Her2+ patients) in a sequential and dose-dense schedule as neoadjuvant chemotherapy for stages II and III patients with breast cancer. Secondary endpoints: clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate thyroid function in the three trimesters of pregnancy in healthy women taking iodine and to define the reference ranges of normality in this population. DESIGN Descriptive study of pregnant women to define the ranges of normality of thyroid hormones in this population. SETTING Jaen and Osuna (Spain). POPULATION Healthy pregnant(More)
The benefits of iodine supplements during pregnancy remain controversial in areas with a mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of improving iodine intakes, with iodised salt (IS) or iodine supplements, in pregnant Spanish women. A total of 131 pregnant women in their first trimester were randomly(More)
To the Editor: Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy is increasingly used in the management of early breast cancer. This strategy is indicated in patients with locally advanced breast cancer and has shown to increase the rate of breastconserving surgery. Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy is also an excellent in vivo chemosensitivity test that enables the rapid and direct(More)
To the Editor:—We read with interest the recent report by Martinez et al. regarding a combined infraclavicular plexus blockade with suprascapular nerve block for humeral head surgery in a patient with severe respiratory failure. However, we have some concerns with regard to the following points: First, it is not clearly stated whether the authors performed(More)
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