Luis Angel Fernández-Meré

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INTRODUCTION Major breast surgery was usually performed under general anaesthesia until the first patient series with thoracic paravertebral block was published. This block was introduced into our Hospital, and with the purpose of obtaining a more comfortable perioperative period, it was combined with blocking the pectoral nerves. In this study, both(More)
Crohn's disease limited to the appendix is uncommon. Clinically, it is likely to mimic acute appendicitis. It is more frequent in young people and definitive diagnosis is histological. We present a series of seven cases of Crohn's disease of the appendix that were treated in our surgery service over the past 12 years. The seven patients had pain in the(More)
Sickle cell anemia is the most common hemoglobinopathy. Advances in therapeutic techniques and anesthetic procedures have led to a considerable increase in the success of surgical procedures in these patients. We report the case of a 16-year-old black boy diagnosed with sickle cell anemia and beta-thalassemia who presented with chronic osteomyelitis of the(More)
Hypothermia (body temperature under 36°C) is the thermal disorder most frequently found in surgical patients, but should be avoided as a means of reducing morbidity and costs. Temperature should be considered as a vital sign and all staff involved in the care of surgical patients must be aware that it has to be maintained within normal limits. Maintaining(More)
Ellis-van Creveld syndrome is a rare type of developmental chondroectodermal dysplasia. We report the case of a 32-year-old woman with this syndrome who was scheduled for cesarean section. She had no related heart defect. A spinal block was attempted but after confirming that no sensory blockade had been achieved, general anesthesia was administered. Both(More)