BACKGROUND Drug-eluting stents with durable biocompatible or biodegradable polymers have been developed to address the risk of thrombosis associated with first-generation drug-eluting stents. We aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of a biodegradable polymer-coated biolimus-eluting stent with a thin-strut everolimus-eluting stent coated with a durable… (More)
INTRODUCTION The epidemic neuropathy that occurred in Cuba between 1992-1993 had three clinical forms: optic, peripheral and mixed. Epidemic neuropathy patients often complained of disorders in the recent memory. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 120 patients: 68 with peripheral form, 26 with the optic form and 26 of the mixed form and 70 healthy subjects… (More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial candidemia (NC) is associated with high mortality, increased hospital stay and greater economical cost. AIMS To evaluate epidemiological and clinical aspects of 2 different cohorts of non-paediatric patients with NC. METHODS A retrospective observational and comparative study of patients with NC. Patients were identified by review… (More)
AIMS Intraventricular conduction defects (IVCDs) can impair prognosis of heart failure (HF), but their specific impact is not well established. This study aimed to analyse the clinical profile and outcomes of HF patients with LBBB, right bundle branch block (RBBB), left anterior fascicular block (LAFB), and no IVCDs. METHODS AND RESULTS Clinical variables… (More)
The relative contribution of catecholaminergic mechanisms in head-shaking (H-S) of infant rats was explored by comparing the H-S inducing effects of apomorphine and amphetamine in rats from 4-14 days old, and the blocking effect of neuroleptic drugs (chlorpromazine and haloperidol) and more specific alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptor antagonists… (More)
A variable proportion of albino rats 6-11 days old exhibit spontaneous and infrequent rotatory head-shaking episodes. This motor pattern is slightly anticipated and significantly increased in occurrence and duration by the administration of D-amphetamine (5 mg/Kg), with a maximal effect of the drug on the 9th day. The rate of amphetamine induced rhythmic… (More)
UNLABELLED High-sensitivity TnT (hsTnT) has been proposed to improve the diagnosis and stratification in acute coronary syndromes. Copeptin has been proposed for a rapid and accurate rule out of acute myocardial infarction, but some doubts exist about its use out of the first hours from admission. Abnormalities of serum hsTnT and copeptin levels in… (More)
A 51 year old woman with pneumonia developed Miller Fisher syndrome. Indirect immunofluorescence tests showed antibodies against Coxiella burnetti. Miller Fisher syndrome associated with Q fever has not been described previously.