Laura Navarro

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OBJECTIVE Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a serious side effect associated with natalizumab treatment in multiple sclerosis (MS). PML risk increases in individuals seropositive for anti-John Cunningham virus (JC) antibodies, with prolonged duration of natalizumab treatment, and with prior exposure to immunosuppressants. We explored(More)
We examined the incidence and mortality of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients receiving emergency medical care at a large metropolitan medical center. The patients were classified into eight high-risk categories and monitored prospectively until discharge or death. Over a period of 12 months, 11,112 such patients entered the emergency(More)
CADASIL (cerebral arteriopathy, autosomal dominant, with subcortical infarcts and leu-koencephalopathy) is an infrequent inherited disease that could have anesthetic implica-tions. However these have rarely been reported. We present a male patient previously diagnosed with CADASIL, who had suffered an ischemic vascular cerebral accident with a MRI(More)
BACKGROUND HIV-1 CRF19_cpx, is a recombinant variant found almost exclusively in Cuba and recently associated to a faster AIDS onset. Infection with this variant leads to higher viral loads and levels of RANTES and CXCR4 co-receptor use. OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to assess the presence of CRF19_cpx in the Spanish province of Valencia, given(More)
The purpose of this report is to describe a case involving a 62-year-old Moroccan woman hospitalized for generalized edema that lead to diagnosis of chronic constrictive pericarditis. Diagnosis was confirmed on the basis of pericardial calcification and typical hemodynamic findings. New imaging techniques such as cardiac MRI allow accurate anatomical and(More)
We describe our experience with administering intramuscular triamcinolone acetonide to 22 steroid-dependent patients with asthma. These patients represent the minority of those with asthma whose disease is characterized by frequent emergency department visits, hospital admissions, and long-term dependency on oral corticosteroid therapy. The participants(More)
Seventy-six consecutive patients admitted to Los Angeles County General Hospital with acute asthma were studied. Blood and sputum smears for cell counts were obtained on all patients within 12 hours of admission. Fifty-one (67%) patients were able or willing to perform spirometry and flow/volume curves in the first 24 hours of hospitalization. The severity(More)
In this study, the tolerability and safety of treatment with pulsed steroids and glatiramer acetate and the occurrence of clinical and radiological activity after natalizumab (NTZ) cessation in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients were assessed. MS patients with NTZ were discontinued after 2 years of treatment, or if adverse events or disease progressed during(More)
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