Mariano Jiménez-Fuentes

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate an active case-finding strategy among drug users (DUs), economically disadvantaged individuals and recent immigrants from hyperendemic countries, a population at high risk of developing tuberculosis (TB). METHODS Retrospective, observational study carried out by the Tuberculosis Unit of the City of Barcelona from September 2009 to(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the tolerance, adherence and effectiveness of two approaches for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI): 6 months of isoniazid (6H) vs. 3 months of isoniazid plus rifampicin (3RH). POPULATION Immigrants with LTBI. METHODS Participants were enrolled in a controlled, randomised clinical trial in Barcelona, Spain, from(More)
The general morphometric characteristics of the external intercostal muscle (EIM) of patients with chronic respiratory disease have been well described. Because this muscle is highly accessible, it can provide an ideal model for longitudinal studies using consecutive biopsies of both sides. Whether or not the EIM fiber phenotype is homogeneous on dominant(More)
UNLABELLED Changes in lung function have been related to adaptive structural modifications in respiratory muscles. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the capillary density (Dcap) of the external intercostal muscle in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and its possible relation to respiratory function. METHODS Forty-two individuals (61 +/- 9(More)
The diaphragm is the main inspiratory muscle. It is composed of two parts, the costal and crural, with both anatomical and functional differences. The general morphometric characteristics of the diaphragm have been described in various species but homogeneity throughout the muscle has not been adequately studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)