Mónica Llombart

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The aim of this study to evaluate the efficacy of a home-based programme on clinical response, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) compliance and cost in a population of high pre-test probability of suffering obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). Patients were randomised into the following three groups. Group A: home respiratory polygraphy (RP)(More)
BACKGROUND Various methods have been described for safely performing fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FB) while applying non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF). OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety of a new method to perform FB in patients with ARF. METHODS Patients with ARF in whom FB was indicated were(More)
A new method is described for performing oral fiberoptic bronchoscopy during noninvasive ventilation through the nose. The technique was successfully applied in 2 patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. The bronchoscope was inserted through a glove finger fitted into a mouth guard. The system works as a valve and does not affect performance of(More)
OBJECTIVE To obtain representative data on the frequency of use and availability of resources for noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) in hospitals (acute respiratory failure) and at home (chronic respiratory failure). METHOD We sent a purpose-designed questionnaire to all the hospitals in the Autonomous Community of Valencia, Spain and followed up(More)
A 24-year-old Moroccan man was admitted to the hospital because of a tumor of the abdominal wall, fever, and purulent sputum. Imaging tests showed the presence of a pleural effusion and tumor in the right abdominal wall. The organized collection of liquid in the mass was contiguous with the thoracic collection and that of the subphrenic space.(More)
BACKGROUND Nondietary exposure to milk proteins may be a risk for children who do not outgrow milk allergy by school age. OBJECTIVE To study the allergenicity of casein containing chalk. METHODS A 6-year-old, milk allergic child developed asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis while in school. The suspected cause was dust-free chalk containing casein. To study(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can predispose individuals to lower airway infections and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) due to upper airway microaspiration. This study evaluated the association between OSA and CAP. METHODS We performed a case-control study that included 82 patients with CAP and 41 patients with other(More)