María Josefa Díaz de Atauri

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BACKGROUND Inhaled nitric oxide (NO) is a selective pulmonary vasodilator which can improve gas exchange in acute lung injury. However, it is uncertain that this effect on arterial oxygenation can be generalised to all lung diseases. METHODS The effects of inhaled NO on gas exchange were studied in nine patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(More)
IMPORTANCE More than 70% of patients with resistant hypertension have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, there is little evidence about the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment on blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension. OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of CPAP treatment on blood pressure values and nocturnal(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To identify those variables that are associated with operative morbidity or mortality in cases of thoracotomy in lung cancer. SETTING Third level university hospital. PATIENTS Consecutive patients with thoracotomy due to lung cancer operated on between 1994 and 1997 (n = 115). METHODS Pre- and postoperative variables potentially(More)
OBJECTIVE There is evidence of a beneficial effect of long-term continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on survival in elderly persons with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), although the usual age cut off is between 60 and 70 years of age. Our objective was to determine this effect in very elderly patients (ie, those ≥80 years of age). METHODS An(More)
The authors studied the pulmonary haemodynamic response to exercise in eleven patients with toxic oil syndrome (TOS) (mean age 38.3 +/- 15.7 years; 10 women, 1 man) and abnormal pulmonary diffusing capacity (39.1 +/- 10.3% of predicted value) without clinical evidence of pulmonary hypertension. Eight patients had normal pulmonary pressure at rest (mean PAP(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE There is a significant lack of scientific evidence on the role of SAHS in the elderly despite the increasing ageing of the population. The objective of the present study is to analyse the current healthcare situation in Spain on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea in the population ≥65 years and its progress over the last(More)