Marta M García Clemente

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This article describes the results of a dual diagnostic procedure, thoracentesis and pleural biopsy with a Cope's needle, in 414 patients with pleural effusion of unknown origin. A diagnosis of neoplasia or pleural tuberculosis was obtained in 241 subjects (149 with neoplasias and 92 with pleural tuberculosis). In an additional 55 patients, a diagnosis of(More)
Air embolism is a pathological condition caused by the entry of gas into vascular structures. It is a rare but feared complication due to its serious morbidity. We report two male patients who were diagnosed with air embolism as a complication of computed tomography-guided transthoracic needle biopsy. Both patients referred respiratory symptoms minutes(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension and secondary pleural effusion have been reported in association with long-term therapy with the multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib, approved for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. Here, we present the case of a 50-year-old man, diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in August 2003, who developed pulmonary(More)
The protocols of 852 patients with bronchogenic carcinoma (BC) were reviewed in order to establish its characteristics in the most extreme age groups in which it appears: group I, patients aged 40 years or younger (18 cases), and group II, patients aged 80 or older (19 cases). No differences were found in the relation men/women, time elapsed from the(More)
Two cases of non-Hodgkin's endobronchial or bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma are reported; such cases are either extremely rare or underestimated. We emphasize the need to perform endoscopic examination in patients with lymphoma and clinical findings that suggest bronchial disease.
Angiosarcoma involving the lung, usually a result of metastatic disease, is a rare disorder. Primary angiosarcoma of the lung is an extremely rare tumor. The lung is one of the most common sites of metastatic involvement, along with liver and lymph nodes. Hemoptysis is the most frequent presenting symptom even with diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage. Chest(More)
We report the case of a 59-year-old man who presented in the emergency room with a 48-h history of fever 38.8 ◦C, dyspnea and cough. He had a prior diagnosis of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia and was receiving prednisone 70 mg/day and azathioprine 25 mg/day. Physical examination showed fever 37.9 ◦C, blood pressure 135/78 mmHg, breathing rate 28(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the prevalence of smoking and analyze associated factors in a cohort of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in Spain between 2006 and 2013. METHODS Multicenter, cross-sectional, descriptive, observational study using a national database of TB patients, using logistic regression to calculate odds ratios (OR) and confidence(More)
Tuberculosis is currently one the more frequent opportunistic infections in patients infected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in our setting. Its extrapulmonary localization is considered as diagnostic of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). We have evaluated the epidemiological, clinical, microbiological, histological and immunological(More)