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UNLABELLED The study was designed to evaluate the compliance of general management guidelines, determine the effectiveness of Thrombolytic therapy (TTX), determine the complications, statistics and the "Door to Needle" time (DTN) in the management of Myocardial Infarction (MI) in the Bayamón public health care sector. METHODS Retrospective record review(More)
Neurolymphomatosis is a rare neurological manifestation of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and it may be its first and sole manifestation. Diagnosis is often difficult and nerve biopsy is generally required. However, this it is not always possible to perform or is not conclusive. We present the case of a 66-year-old woman diagnosed with giant B-cell NHL. After(More)
Osteoblastoma is an uncommon primary neoplasm of the bone, with histological manifestations similar to osteoid osteoma. Approximately 40% of them are located in the spine, usually involving the posterior structures. This location may be associated with scoliosis and neurologic manifestations. Diagnostic imaging includes simple X-ray, CT scan, MRI and(More)
Although subclavian vein stenosis is a well-known complication of haemodialysis subclavian catheters, little is known about its causes. Catheter-related infection is the most common complication of this technique, but its role in the genesis of late subclavian stenosis has not been established. We retrospectively analysed 80 subclavian catheterizations in a(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, specially those with antiphospholipid antibodies, have a high incidence of arterial and venous thrombotic manifestations. However, renal infarction has been rarely reported in these patients. The case of a young female with renal infarction, diagnosed by renal arteriography and scintigraphy, and arterial(More)
Bone hemangiomas are benign and infrequent lesions. At Tc-99m bone scintigraphy they show variable degrees of radiotracer uptake and even absence of it. At fluordeoxy-glucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET/CT), hemangioma is one of the causes of "cold" vertebrae, apart from postexternal radiotherapy. We present a woman diagnosed(More)
Brain tumours show uptake with Thallium-201 Chloride with high target/background rate and they would benefit from radioguided surgery. We report a patient with a brain tumor that was Thallium positive in a brain SPECT. On the next day in the operating room we injected 50 MBq of Thallium-201. At 40 minutes we confirmed tumour uptake with a gamma-probe and(More)
UNLABELLED The body mass index (BMI) is used to assess nutritional status. The result in athletes may be overestimated due to increase in muscle mass. OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of fat mass index (FMI) and lean mass index (LMI) determination as indicators of nutritional status and to compare the results with BMI. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the 30 third transplantations performed at our center since 1976. They were all from cadaveric donors. Recipient mean age was 40 years (range, 21-57 years). Twenty-one patients (70%) had hepatitis C virus infection and 16 (53%) were hypersensitized (panel-reactive antibodies [PRA] >50%), with a mean time on dialysis(More)
UNLABELLED Edema of the limbs is a common reason for medical consultation, for which the lymphoscintigraphy is considered to be a reliable method for its differential diagnosis. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of radionuclide studies in the differential diagnosis of edema, and the diagnostic yield of different scintigraphic patterns. MATERIAL AND(More)