Melanie Pascal

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OBJECTIVE A study is made of the epidemiology, chronogramand causes of late mortality in traumatized patients. DESIGN A prospective, observational cohort study of adult trauma patients was carried out. SETTINGS Province of Guipúzcoa (Basque Country, Spain). Intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital. PATIENTS Patients with severe trauma (Injury(More)
Serial lung magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed in a child with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH). To minimize radiation exposure with conventional serial chest computerized tomography (CT), serial MRIs of the lungs were used. This effectively monitored her disease process as well as detected acute hemorrhage after 5 years remission.
OBJECTIVE To determine the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the patients with severe sepsis/septic shock admitted to the ICU of Donostia Hospital (Guipuzcoa, Spain), analyzing the prognostic factors and comparing them with the existing data at national level. DESIGN A prospective observational study was carried out during a consecutive(More)
The authors report 19 cases of simple arthrolysis of the proximal interphalangeal joint for flexion rigidity. Their cases were limited to isolated lesions of the joint without any flexor or extensor tendon involvement. The technique is described, and the importance of postoperative physical therapy is stressed. The results in these cases, in contrast with(More)
The authors used Hunter's technique to treat 16 cases of fixed-flexion deformity of the finger (with irreducible flexion of the joint greater then 70 degrees), secondary to lesions of the flexor tendons. The flexion deformity was corrected in 11 of the 16 cases, and active movement greater than 70 degrees was obtained in only 7 cases. Technical difficulties(More)
The trigeminal spinal tractotomy of Sjoqvist can be enlarged and give a very good result on cancer pain of face and throat. When pain is also cervical, it is usefull to associate with the Sjoqvist operation two important procedures: 1 degree--Instead of a simple posterior cervical radicotomy it seems best to practise a selective posterior radicellotomy.(More)
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