María Jesus Ruiz-Álvarez

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BACKGROUND Procalcitonin is released in response to bacterial infection and it is not released in Inflammatory and viral diseases. OBJECTIVE To show the diagnostic efficacy and prognostic value of procalcitonin for sepsis. METHODS A consecutive series of 103 patients with suspected sepsis were admitted to the intensive care unit over a 2-year period.(More)
BACKGROUND Heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) is a cytosolic protein that is released into the bloodstream when the myocardium is injured. The aim was to determine the diagnostic and prognostic value of H-FABP in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) within the first 3-6 hours after the onset of chest pain. METHODS AND(More)
INTRODUCTION Haemodiafiltration (HDF) with high reinfusion volumes is the most effective technique for clearing uraemic toxins. There are various modalities depending on the location where the replacement volume is administered in the extracorporeal circuit: pre-dilution, mixed or mid-dilution and post-dilution, in which the infusion is carried out(More)
BACKGROUND Natraemia in haemodialysis (HD) patients is considered constant contrary to daily clinical observations. Its relationship with clinical parameters, dialysis parameters and body water (BW) distribution is not clear. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to know 1) the intraindividual variability of natraemia, 2) the relationship between(More)
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