Mónica Llombart

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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)
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)
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)
INTRODUCTION The sleep-related painful erection (SRPE) is a well-established parasomnia characterized by episodes of penile pain during an erection and typically appears during REM sleep. It is associated with nocturnal awakenings, anxiety, and irritability. AIM To report a case study that highlights the successful treatment of SRPE with cinitapride. (More)
We report the case of a patient with chronic renal failure and primary hyperparathyroidism who developed nonhypercapnic central sleep apnea syndrome (CSAS), which was multifactorial in origin and attributed to metabolic factors. Given an inadequate response to oxygen therapy and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) revealed by several polygraph(More)