Milagros Iriberri

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Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is an infectious illness that frequently motivates hospital admission when comorbid conditions are present. However, the epidemiology of CAP in relation to the underlying disease of the patients is not well known. We performed a prospective multicenter study with the aim of assessing the clinical characteristics, etiology,(More)
BACKGROUND Some patients with COPD may share characteristics of asthma; this is the so-called asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). There are no universally accepted criteria for ACOS, and most treatments for asthma and COPD have not been adequately tested in this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a survey among pulmonology specialists in(More)
AIMS To determine the reproducibility of the distance covered in 3 min and its correlation with the 6 min walking test, as well as compare the distances covered at different time intervals. Secondly, to evaluate the relationship between the distances covered during these time periods and the maximum oxygen intake obtained during a bicycle ergometer test. (More)
BACKGROUND The Living with COPD (LCOPD), COPD and Asthma Fatigue Scale (CAFS), and COPD and Asthma Sleep Impact Scale (CASIS) are instruments developed to assess the overall impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on daily life, fatigue, and sleep impairment, respectively. OBJECTIVES To assess the usefulness of these instruments and to(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases requires changes in health care delivery. In COPD, telemedicine appears to be a useful tool. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy (in improving health care-resource use and clinical outcomes) of a telemonitoring-based program (telEPOC) in COPD patients with frequent hospitalizations. MATERIALS(More)
OBJECTIVE To shorten hospital stays of patients with exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma by way of a home care program and to assess whether the program increased the number of readmissions. METHODS Patients admitted due to COPD exacerbation or asthma who did not need critical care and were discharged before the fourth day.(More)
Pulmonary angiosarcoma is an unusual cause of diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage. Angiosarcomas are rare malignant vascular tumors accounting for 1% to 2% of all sarcomas. Angiosarcomas have been detected in nearly all organs, but lung involvement is unusual, accounting for less than 7%. The literature describes approximately 10 isolated cases of primary(More)
INTRODUCTION The rate of readmission among asthmatic emergency patients varies. In 1991 we observed a 9% rate of readmission following emergency room release. Studies of the number of readmissions or request for medical care are used as the basis for recommendations for releasing patients from hospital emergency care. No studies have assessed disease(More)
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