Oscar Montero Fernández

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INTRODUCTION The search for alternative sources for transplant organs leads us to the search for animals as an inexhaustible source of organs. The objective of this study was to analyze whether livers from polytransgenic pigs expressing the human complement regulatory proteins CD55 (hDAF), CD59, and alfa alpha1,2-fucosyltransferase (H-transferase),(More)
OBJECTIVE To reduce the number of family organ donation refusals, it is necessary not only to act on the general public but also on the health care system. In this respect, there are data suggesting that the percentage of hospital personnel against donation is high, especially among ancillary personnel. The objective herein was to analyze the attitudes of(More)
INTRODUCTION A living donor kidney is currently the most accepted kind of solid organ donation, given the low level of morbidity and mortality and the good results in the recipient. In Spain, its use is still scarce; even many health service workers are not in favor. Our objective was to analyze the attitudes toward living kidney donation in a surgical(More)
RATIONALE Identification of asthmatic subjects with low perception of dyspnea (POD) that are at higher risk of hospitalization, near-fatal and fatal asthma could improve their management. OBJECTIVE Create a simple procedure that facilitate the recognition of low POD. METHODS We enrolled near fatal asthma (NFA) subjects and a wide spectrum of non-NFA(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary care is an important way of promoting health in the community, and this includes organ donation. In rural areas, this way of promoting health acquires special importance. Our objective was to analyze attitudes toward organ donation among primary care workers in rural health centers to assess their importance in circulating information(More)
INTRODUCTION There has been an increase in the population resident in southeast Spain originating from the British Isles, among them Irish citizens. Living kidney donation rates are currently low in Spain. In an attempt to increase these rates, a search is underway to find groups who are favorable toward this type of donation especially from those countries(More)
OBJECTIVE The deficit in transplantable organs is making it necessary to find alternative sources. One possibility is xenotransplantation. However, the use of animal organs may be rejected by society and among health professionals. Primary Care is fundamental for promoting matters of health; in Spain it has access to nearly 100% of the population. Our(More)
INTRODUCTION The deficit in transplant organs is encouraging research into stem cells and xenotransplantation. However, many studies have shown that using animals for human transplantation could be rejected by society. The objective here was to analyze the attitude of patients on the waiting list toward a possible transplant of an organ of animal origin. (More)
INTRODUCTION Spain is the country with the highest rate of donation from deceased individuals. However, given the deficit in organs, living donation is being encouraged. Our objective was to analyze attitudes toward living donation among patients on the waiting list for a transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients on the waiting list for a kidney or liver(More)
A three-dimensional dynamic simulation program for the prediction of leachate flows, their organic contamination and the gas generated in municipal waste landfills, (MODUELO) has been developed. It permits the simulation of canyon landfills in which the surface area changes throughout the landfill's history and of complex drainage systems. The "hydrologic(More)