Manuel A Camba

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OBJECTIVE The efficacy of intranasal fentanyl spray (INFS) was compared with that of oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate (OTFC) for the relief of cancer-related breakthrough pain (BTP) in an open-label, crossover trial. METHODS Adult cancer patients receiving stable background opioid treatment and experiencing BTP episodes were recruited from 44 study(More)
We report a patient in Automatic Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) with tuberculous peritonitis by possible peritoneal infection due to the proximity between fallopian tube and the left ovary, a peritoneal liquid culture was constantly negative. The patient presented a bad clinic evolution. Her only medical history was hypercalcemia six months before developing a(More)
AIMS A greater decrease in total homocystein (tHcy) has been reported in patients on hemodialysis (HD) following the administration of reduced forms of folic acid (FA), however, the effect of the administration of moderated doses of oral levofolinic acid has not been compared with that of FA. We decided to perform a study to evaluate the therapeutic(More)
The analgesic efficacy and safety of dexketoprofen trometamol (the active enantiomer of the racemic compound ketoprofen) (25mg q.i.d.) vs. ketorolac (10mg q.i.d.) was assessed in 115 patients with bone cancer pain included in a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel group study. A level of >/=40 mm on the 100 mm visual analog scale (VAS) and >/=10(More)
Prototheca spp exits throughout nature but only infrequently cause infection in humans. Most of the cases of human infection have involved the skin or subcutaneous tissues, but there have been reports of rare cases of protothecosis of the urinary tract, and disseminated disease. The species most commonly isolated is Prototheca wickerhamii. Few cases of(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the safety and effectiveness of abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine (ABC/3TC/ZDV) in antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naive HIV-infected patients. DESIGN Retrospective observational cohort study. METHODS We analyzed all consecutive ART-naive HIV-infected patients who initiated ABC/3TC/ZDV in 71 centers throughout Spain and had a(More)
We have evaluated the analgesic effect of continuous intrathecal administration of midazolam in 4 patients using a three-level score (no change, amelioration, and marked improvement). The secondary effects of this drug were also investigated (sedation, nausea, vomiting, respiratory depression, urinary retention, motor dysfunction). In one patient midazolam(More)
Repeated C fiber stimulation results in increased spinal afferent processing leading to exaggerated response to a painful stimulus (hyperalgesia) and anomalous pain behavior in response to an otherwise innocuous stimulus (allodynia). Evidence points to a complex scenario in which continued C fiber stimulation leads to local spinal release of glutamate,(More)
The infection with human immunodeficiency virus type-2 (HIV-2) is endemic in Western Africa, where it is responsible for many of AIDS cases. In Spain, 72 cases with HIV-2 until December 1997 had been reported, mainly in African immigrants. Seven of these cases (4 males and 3 females) were identified during 1996 and 1997. Five came from Western Africa and(More)