Nieves Rodríguez Martín

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OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and safety of deferasirox in Chinese thalassaemia major (TM) patients BACKGROUND EPIC (Evaluation of Patients' Iron Chelation with Exjade(®)) was a large multi-national study and, notably, the first clinical trial of an iron chelator registered with the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration. METHODS Efficacy and(More)
This audit aimed to observe the management of acute asthma by primary and secondary care within a Health District. Asthma attacks occurring during the first 6 weeks of 1996 to patients between the ages of 3 and 74 years in Canterbury and Thanet District were notified by general practitioners, out-of-hours co-operatives and hospitals. Data were obtained(More)
Impairment of pulmonary diffusion is recognized following heart transplantation. This study was undertaken to determine the histopathological basis for the defect in pulmonary physiology. Heart transplant recipients (HTR) entered into a prospective study of post-transplant pulmonary physiology were asked to undergo bronchoscopy, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)(More)
Abusive head trauma is the leading cause of death in child abuse cases. The majority of victims are infants younger than 1 year old, with the average age between 3 and 8 months, although these injuries can be seen in children up to 5 years old. Many victims have a history of previous abuse and the diagnosis is frequently delayed. Neuroimaging is often(More)
A simple protocol for garlic in vitro management is described. It comprises a single medium for all developmental stages and genotypes tested, and the use of immature bulbs as source of axillary buds. Although genetic variability exists among the different accessions tested, for both the multiplication rate and bulblet size, acceptable values of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Optimization of the preoperative hemoglobin (Hb) level is an effective way to reduce allogeneic transfusion in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) though the procedure is expensive, requires close monitoring and is often inconvenient for patients with reduced mobility. Our aim was to investigate the value of preoperative Hb levels to(More)
Malignant hypertension may be the first manifestation of systemic hypertension. We report a clinical case of a Caucasian 41-year-old man with no previous history of blood hypertension seen at casualty because of blurred vision. Fundus examination disclosed optic disk swelling, retinal hemorrhages and infarcts. The blood pressure was 220/130 mmHg. After the(More)
The use of oral methotrexate for refractory eosinophilic asthma in a tertiary asthma referral centre, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, was evaluated between January 2006 and December 2014. The patients ( n = 61) were carefully phenotyped at baseline with markers of airway inflammation. In addition, a structured oral methotrexate proforma was utilized to(More)
Approximately 25% of reproductive age females have fibroids; of these 50% have relevant symptoms. Abnormal menstrual bleeding, pain, pressure, infertility and repeated miscarriages are frequently associated with fibroids. Although surgery and radiological therapies are frequently used to manage these tumors, medical therapies are considered the first-line(More)