Pere Almagro

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most prevalent and debilitating diseases in adults worldwide and is associated with a deleterious effect on the quality of life of affected patients. Although it remains one of the leading causes of global mortality, the prognosis seems to have improved in recent years. Even so, the number of(More)
BACKGROUND FEV1 is universally used as a measure of severity in COPD. Current thresholds are based on expert opinion and not on evidence. OBJECTIVES We aimed to identify the best FEV1 (% predicted) and dyspnea (mMRC) thresholds to predict 5-yr survival in COPD patients. DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a patient-based pooled analysis of eleven COPD(More)
UNLABELLED Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a clinical picture characterized by repeated episodes of obstruction of the upper airway. OSA is associated with cardiovascular risk factors, some of which are components of metabolic syndrome (MS). OBJECTIVES First, determine the prevalence of MS in patients with OSA visited in sleep clinic. Second, evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine in patients admitted with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AE-COPD) the association between the isolation of potential pathogens in a conventional sputum culture and comorbidities. PATIENTS AND METHODS The ESMI study is a multicenter observational study. Patients with AE-COPD admitted to the Internal(More)
BACKGROUND Retrospective studies based on clinical data and without spirometric confirmation suggest a poorer prognosis of patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The impact of undiagnosed COPD in these patients is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Excluding the tropics, exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more frequent in winter. However, studies that directly relate hospitalizations for exacerbation of COPD to ambient temperature are lacking. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of temperature on the number of hospitalizations for COPD. METHODS(More)
[Abstract] Chick embryos are known to be a powerful system to test gene function due to the " in vivo " accessibility, short time for results retrieval and the possibility to perform a large number of experiments. Synthetic micro-beads soaked in morphogenetic signals or receptor inhibitors can be implanted in selective embryo regions at precise(More)
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