Paz Rodríguez

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OBJECTIVE To describe the incidence and epidemiological characteristics of hip fracture (HF) in patients aged 65 years or over in the various autonomous regions (AR) of Spain from the year 2000 to 2002 and to determine which factors affect in-hospital mortality. METHODS Retrospective, observational study including all patients aged >65 years with acute(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculous meningitis remains a frequently diagnosed entity in urban US hospitals, with the incidence increasing as a consequence of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). OBJECTIVE To describe the occurrence, characteristics, and therapeutic responses of tuberculous meningitis among adult patients of an urban public hospital,(More)
High in vitro oxygen (O(2)) tensions are associated with enhanced levels of reactive oxygen species and cumulus oocyte complex (COC) apoptosis. The objective of this study was to determine the influence of O(2) tension on cumulus cell (CC) viability from canine oocytes. Cumulus oocyte complexes were distributed into three groups (CG, T20 and T5) and two(More)
Spontaneous rupture of the spleen is a rare and life-threatening complication of bacterial pneumonia, only six properly documented cases having been reported to date. A case of spontaneous splenic rupture associated with pneumonia caused byLegionella pneumophila is presented, together with a review of the literature. Most of the patients were aged over 50,(More)
Lower respiratory tract infection is the most common complication in the immunocompromised patient. From January 1991 to December 1995, 785 consecutive patients with suspected respiratory tract infections were studied. One hundred ninety-nine viruses were isolated from 182 (23%) of 785 bronchoalveolar lavage fluid specimens. Cytomegalovirus was isolated(More)
The results of a cytogenetic study carried out in a group of nine radiologists are presented. Chromosome aberrations were detected by fluorescence plus Giemsa staining and fluorescence in situ hybridization. Dose estimates were obtained by extrapolating the yield of dicentrics and translocations to their respective dose-effect curves. In seven individuals,(More)
BACKGROUND Five cases of disseminated infection by Mycobacterium genavense in patients with HIV infection are reported with a review of the literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS A description of the clinical, epidemiologic and therapeutic characteristics of five cases are presented. The initial isolation of the microorganism was performed in Bactec 13A from(More)
Interventional radiologists and staff members are frequently exposed to protracted and fractionated low doses of ionizing radiation, which extend during all their professional activities. These exposures can derive, due to the effects of direct and scattered radiation, in deterministic effects (radiodermitis, aged skin, cataracts, telangiectasia in nasal(More)
A retrospective study was carried out of the ten cases of osteopoikilosis seen at this Orthopedic Unit over a 15-year period in order to determine the reasons why patients seek consultation, preliminary diagnosis, and associated lesions. Eight patients consulted for problems not related to the locomotor apparatus, and diagnosis was by chance; the other two(More)
The selection of competent oocytes for in vitro maturation is still a major problem during bovine in vitro embryo production. Markers for in vitro cytoplasmic maturation, based on the organization of cortical granule and mitochondria, are lacking. We examined the pre-selection of immature bovine oocytes by brilliant cresyl blue stain (BCB test) based on(More)