Monica I. Delgado

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Laser-Doppler blood perfusion was simultaneously measured on both great toes and the lateral upper-calf before and during fore-foot-to-knee compression bandaging of one test-leg in ten vascularly healthy female volunteers. Two bandaging methods were sequentially used separated by a 30 minutes interval. Bandage A consisted of a layer of zinc impregnated(More)
UNLABELLED The objective of the study was to evaluate whether improvements obtained during an intervention programme were maintained after the programme was stopped. 153 patients discharged with a diagnosis of heart failure (HF) were randomized to either usual care or an intervention programme, which included patient education, consultation with the(More)
BACKGROUND To assess changes in myocardial deformation and ejection fraction (EF) by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS A total of 24 patients (50% males, age 78 ± 4 years) were selected for TAVI because of severe aortic stenosis. A comprehensive echocardiographic study(More)
Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients aged ≥80 years with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in daily clinical practice. From February 1, 2000 to June 30, 2009, we enrolled all patients aged ≥80 years with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation attended at 2 outpatient cardiology clinics of a tertiary care university(More)
Calculating the time required for a diffusing object to reach a small target within a larger domain is a feature of a large class of modeling and simulation efforts in biology. Here, we are motivated by the motion of a T cell of the immune system seeking a particular antigen-presenting-cell within a large lymph node. The precise nature of the cell motion at(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Patent foramen ovale has been associated with stroke in young patients with cryptogenic stroke. The purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence of patent foramen ovale in this group of patients, as well as their anatomical and functional characteristics by contrast echocardiography, trying to determine ictus risk markers in(More)
OBJECTIVES To present, in an experimental study, an assessment of innovative digital fluoroscopy systems with three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction for use in endourologic applications. METHODS The experiment was performed in a pig model. We used 5 pigs. An obstructive uropathy model was created in the right kidney to dilate the urinary tract for group 1.(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse the effect of the early coadministration of ivabradine and beta-blockers (intervention group) versus beta-blockers alone (control group) in patients hospitalised with heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF). METHODS A comparative, randomised study was performed to compare the treatment strategies of(More)
Six healthy lactating women ranging in age from 28 to 35 years were selected to participate in the study. The women had been nursing their infants from 3 1/2 weeks up to 17 weeks. On the morning of the study each participant received 100 mg dose of caffeine. The oral dose of caffeine was taken with a glass of water on an empty stomach. Blood samples were(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Different studies have shown improvement in patients with idiopathic nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy treated with cell-therapy. However, factors influencing responsiveness are not well known. This trial investigates functional changes and factors influencing the 6-month gain in ejection fraction in 27 patients with dilated(More)