María J Colomina

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Preoperative anaemia is common in patients undergoing orthopaedic and other major surgery. Anaemia is associated with increased risks of postoperative mortality and morbidity, infectious complications, prolonged hospitalization, and a greater likelihood of allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. Evidence of the clinical and economic disadvantages of(More)
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) can lead to ventilatory restriction, respiratory muscle weakness and exercise limitation. However, both the causes and the extent of muscle dysfunction remain unclear. The aim of our study is to describe muscle weakness and its relationship to lung function and tolerance to exercise in AIS patients. Lung and muscle(More)
We present a case of cardiac tamponade associated with placement of a central venous catheter (CVC) via a peripheral vein in a 14-year-old girl with idiopathic scoliosis undergoing corrective surgery. A number of complications have been described in association with CVC misplacement. Sporadic cases of cardiac tamponade from this have been reported, but the(More)
  • ଝଝ M Basora, M J Colomina, +9 authors Introducción La
  • 2015
haemoglobin with intravenous iron. Optimizing preoperative haemoglobin in major orthopaedic surgery using intravenous iron with or without erythropoietin. An epidemiologic study Abstract Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of intravenous iron treatment, with or without associated erythropoietin (rHuEPO), measured as haemoglobin (Hb) increase. The(More)
In recent years, several safety alerts have questioned or restricted the use of some pharmacological alternatives to allogeneic blood transfusion in established indications. In contrast, there seems to be a promotion of other alternatives, based on blood products and/or antifibrinolytic drugs, which lack a solid scientific basis. The Multidisciplinary(More)
BACKGROUND Since the first facial allograft transplantation was reported in France in 2005, 18 cases have been performed in 4 countries and the rate is increasing. METHODS We have devised a survey to assess anesthesia-related management and rationale of facial allograft transplantation. It was sent to the lead anesthesiologists of the first 14 face(More)
UNLABELLED We studied the consequences on cerebral hemodynamics of lengthy laparoscopic procedures requiring pneumoperitoneum and head-down positioning. From October 1995 to April 1999, 17 ASA status I or II patients (16 women and 1 man; mean age, 38 yr) were treated with laparoscopic anterior lumbar fusion. Besides standard perioperative monitoring for(More)
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