Octavio Gónzalez-Chon

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Background and Aim. Levetiracetam is a second-generation antiepileptic drug. It is approved as an adjunctive treatment of partial onset seizures with or without secondary generalization. It is considered safe with less than 1% of patients with transient elevations of liver enzymes. Methods. We report a case of acute liver failure secondary to Levetiracetam(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Intraoperative blood loss is a frequent complication of hepatic resection and orthotopic liver transplantation. Recombinant activated coagulation factor VII (rFVIIa) is a coagulation protein that induces hemostasis by directly activating factor X. There is no clear information about the prophylactic value of rFVIIa in hepatobiliary(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypoxic hepatitis (HH) is observed frequently in intensive care units. Information in the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) is limited. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical course and outcomes of HH in the specific setting of the CICU. METHODS We analyzed records of patients with HH admitted to the CICU (Group 1). Data were(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the development of myocardial stunning and severe heart failure after lightning strike with total recovery of function. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Coronary care unit at Medica Sur Clinic, Mexico. PATIENT A 42-yr-old woman who was hit by lightning developed rapid and progressive hemodynamic deterioration manifested by cardiogenic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of the intra-aortic balloon pump in the mortality due to cardiogenic shock post-acute myocardial infarction. METHODS In a two-year period, 292 patients with acute myocardial infarction were admitted to the coronary intensive care unit, 40 were included in the study. Afterwards, patients were divided in two groups: early(More)
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