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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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the short term effect of air pollution on cardiovascular admissions in 14 Spanish cities METHODS The period under study was from 1995 to 1999. Daily emergency admissions for all cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and heart diseases (HD) were obtained from hospital records, and the corresponding daily levels of particulates, SO2, NO2, CO,(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)
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)
Safracin is an antibiotic with anti-tumour activity produced by Pseudomonas fluorescens A2-2. The entire safracin synthetic gene cluster spanning 17.5 kb has been identified, cloned and sequenced. The safracin cluster comprises 10 open reading frames (ORFs) encoding proteins for three non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS), three safracin precursor(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)
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)
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 objective of this study was to assess the relationship between urinary albumin excretion (UAE) and GF across the spectrum of the glucose metabolism abnormalities in a large population of patients with hypertension. The Microaluminuria en Pacientes con Glucemia Basal Alterada (MAGAL) is a multicenter, cross-sectional study that was carried out by 1723(More)