Mercedes Martinez-Moreno

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BACKGROUND It is recommended that comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be cooled to 32° to 34°C for 12 to 24 hours. However, the optimal level of cooling is unknown. The aim of this pilot study was to obtain initial data on the effect of different levels of hypothermia. We hypothesized that deeper temperatures will be associated with(More)
The authors have studied patients with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) occurring in Spain during 1984 and 1985. They calculate the incidence, and consider the distribution by age, sex, civil state, and the aetiology, lesional level, mortality, job, labour incapacity, dependence independence, social labour reinstatement, transportation(More)
Infantile-onset Pompe disease has a fatal prognosis in the short term unless it is diagnosed at an early stage and enzyme replacement therapy is not started as soon as possible. A group of specialists from different disciplines involved in this disease have reviewed the current scientific evidence and have drawn up an agreed series of recommendations on the(More)
Hyperflexion or teardrop fracture of low cervical vertebrae is characterised by ligament affectation of the entire intervertebral segment, the vertebral body, primarily its anteroinferior third and, frequently, spinal medullar affectation. This series presents the clinical symptoms, diagnosis, surgical approach, and post surgical evolution in 30 patients(More)
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