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Critically ill patients often require CT scans. Adverse events (AE) can occur during intra-hospital transport (IHT). The aim of this prospective study was to determine the diagnostic and therapeutic yield and the safety of CT scans in ICU patients. All ICU patients having a CT scan for diagnostic purposes were eligible. Diagnostic yield was evaluated by the(More)
A survey was undertaken to evaluate compliance in Spanish patients receiving growth hormone treatment. The 28-item structured questionnaire was designed to collect data on compliance, treatment schedule, device used and instruction received. In total, 473 questionnaires were completed in 17 paediatric endocrine units. Compliance was divided into four(More)
Recently, many studies have shown a decrease in myocardial damage in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery where the anesthetic agent used was sevoflurane compared with propofol. The basis for this protective effect of the myocardium occurs through the mechanisms of preconditioning and postconditioning of halogenated agents. Both relate to the(More)
OBJECTIVE Dendritic cells (DCs) are critical effectors of innate and adaptive immunity playing crucial roles in autoimmune responses. We previously showed that blood DC numbers were reduced in autoimmune antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated vasculitis (AAV). Here, we assessed toll-like receptor (TLR) responsiveness of blood DCs from patients(More)
INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES Interstitial and terminal deletions of different regions of the chromosome 3 have been associated with the development of human nonpapillary renal cell carcinomas. We performed a microsatellite analysis at the region 3p13-p25 to study the role of the short arm of chromosome 3 in the pathogenesis of Renal Cell Carcinomas. MATERIAL(More)
BACKGROUND Medical counsel to smokers is an intervention that has proved useful to motivate smokers to stop smoking. This study pretends evaluate the long-term impact (2 years and 9 months) of systematic and structured health counsel on the smoke habit from the primary health care. MATERIAL AND METHODS In April 1990, in four primary care centers from(More)
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