Mercedes Sanz Sánchez

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BACKGROUND At 07:39 am on March 11th, 2004, ten terrorist bomb explosions occurred almost simultaneously in four commuter trains in Madrid, Spain, killing instantly 177 people and injuring >2,000. There were 14 subsequent in-hospital deaths, bringing the definite death toll to 191 victims. This article describes the organization of the clinical management(More)
INTRODUCTION A multicentre, prospective, randomised, controlled, and simple blind clinical trial was started in January 2007, with the aim of demonstrating the efficacy of fibrin-based biological adhesives in the prevention of anastomotic leaks in the high risk digestive tract. MATERIAL AND METHODS A study on the prevention of anastomotic healing defects(More)
INTRODUCTION adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common cause of hospital admission. Nonoperative management is initially recommended unless there is suspicion of strangulation, but its optimal duration is controversial. The aims of our study was to evaluate the usefulness of radiographic small bowel examination with contrast medium to predict the(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal and mesenteric injuries (GIMI) are uncommon in trauma patients, and their diagnosis are often delayed. Our aims were to determine the reliability of CT scan in our centre, and to assess the clinical significance of a delayed diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHOD Retrospective analysis of cases confirmed at laparotomy. Patients were(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study is to try and find out the state of surgical training in Spain and to determine whether it meets the objectives of the Program. MATERIAL AND METHODS The results of two surveys carried out on Residents and General Surgery Tutors by the Spanish Surgeons Association, based on the conclusions of the XXVII Congreso Nacional de(More)
The training of residents in abdominal wall surgery is a fundamental aspect of surgical training, representing globally 20% of its activity. In this paper, we analyze the current state of resident training in this kind of surgery in Spain, taking into account the broad spectrum it covers: general services, specific functional units, ambulatory surgery(More)
Terrorist explosions with multiple victims produce disaster situations that test health systems' ability to respond. The Gregorio Maranon University Hospital attended more than 300 victims within a few hours. Most of these victims had mild or moderate lesions, although 29 patients arrived in a serious or critical condition. In the first 24 hours, 37 major(More)