Laura Sanchis

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This paper presents a video-based approach to detect the presence of parked vehicles in street lanes. Potential applications include the detection of illegally and double-parked vehicles in urban scenarios and incident detection on roads. The technique extracts information from low-level feature points (Harris corners) to create spatiotemporal maps that(More)
AIMS Pathophysiology of heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) remains unclear. Left atrial (LA) function has been related to HF symptoms. Our purpose is to analyse LA function in outpatients with new onset symptoms of HF. METHODS AND RESULTS An observational study was performed including 138 consecutive outpatients with suspected HF(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of a program integrating cardiology and primary care in clinical practice, compared with usual care. The integrated care consists of a hospital cardiologist in each primary care clinic, shared clinical history, joint practice guidelines, consultation sessions, and other coordinating tools. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is the most prevalent form of heart failure in outpatients. Yet, the pathophysiology of this syndrome is unclear and pharmacological treatment does not improve prognosis. Because breathlessness during activities of daily living is the most frequent complaint of patients with HFPEF, we(More)
837 neonates required mechanical ventilation at the Neonatal Intensive Unit in the last five years. 136 of them developed tension pneumothorax. Authors report our experience in these patients, who underwent next protocol: 1. Early diagnosis. 2. Underwater-seal drainage. 3. Suction drainage. 4. Selective intubation of contralateral bronchus. 5. Surgical(More)
OBJECTIVES a) To assess the usefulness of a one-stop clinic for the diagnosis of outpatients with new onset heart failure; b) to characterize these patients comparing preserved (HF-PEF) versus reduced ejection fraction (HF-REF), and c) to determine brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) cut-off limit to identify HF in outpatients. DESIGN Observational(More)
Characteristic right ventricle (RV) remodelling is related to endurance exercise in male athletes (MAs), but data in female athletes (FAs) are scarce. Our aim was to evaluate sex-related influence on exercise-induced RV remodelling and on RV performance during exercise. Forty endurance athletes (>10 training hours/week, 50% female) and 40 age-matched(More)
We show a patient with a rupture of splenic artery aneurysm, seven days after liver transplantation for hepatic cirrhosis and portal hypertension secondary to alfa-1-antitrypsin deficiency. We analyse the aneurysm pathology and its relationship with the blood flow through the aneurysm.
We report on 47 patients, surveyed and treated by us, diagnosed of primary vesical diverticula, having thus excluded all those secondary to lower obstructive anomalies, such as urethral valves and neurogenic bladder. Only seven out of the 47 patients were females: two of them had a iatrogenic cause and the remainder were of small size and associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Prognosis of heart failure patients has been defined in hospital-based or retrospective studies. This study aimed to characterize prognosis of outpatients with new-onset preserved or reduced ejection fraction heart failure; to explore the role of collagen turnover biomarkers (MMP2, MMP9, TIMP1) in predicting prognosis; and to analyse their(More)