Mario Castaño

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The implementation of hepatitis C (HCV) direct-acting antiviral drugs is prioritized in several populations in which its application provides the most immediate and impactful benefit. In this scenario, a precise knowledge of the situation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/HCV chronic co-infection is required to adequately address this disease. This(More)
In April 2015, the Spanish National Health System (SNHS) developed a national strategic plan for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Our aim was to analyze the impact of this on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients included in the HERACLES cohort during the first 6 months of its implementation. The HERACLES(More)
Advanced age and female sex are known risk factors for ventricular wall rupture during open-heart procedures. We present the case of an 83-year-old female patient with an intraoperative traumatic right ventricular free wall rupture during an aortic valve replacement procedure. Pledgetted interrupted sutures reinforced with large pieces of mediastinal fat(More)
treatment of a tuberculous aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta in a young patient. A 28-year old male patient was diagnosed with a mycotic aortic tuberculous aneurysm (Fig. 1A) and a thoracic endoprosthesis was implanted. An additional 6-month course of tuberculostatic drugs was completed. After 24 months of follow-up, the patient remains asymptomatic(More)
Aortic arch aneurysms induce great morbidity and mortality especially when clinical signs of rupture are present. Surgical indications for repair in the high-risk octogenarian population are controversial. We present the case of an 87-year-old man with a ruptured aortic arch aneurysm with a good surgical outcome. We discuss the clinical impact of the(More)
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