Raúl Cicero

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BACKGROUND Coccidioidomycosis is a reemerging fungal disease seen mainly in the states located at the Mexican-U.S. border. The finding of advanced cases of the disease are now more frequent. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of skin reactivity to coccidioidin in the city of Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, located in the(More)
To test the efficacy of intrapleural fibrinolytic therapy in patients with loculated pleural effusions, we conducted an open, prospective, and multicenter trial among five hospitals in Mexico. We enrolled patients with hemothorax or empyema, clotted and/or loculated, that was not resolved through conventional pleural drainage with chest tube and antibiotics(More)
BACKGROUND Subglottic stenosis is an ancient but persistent problem as a cause of airway obstruction. The etiology and the results of surgical treatment with thyrotracheal anastomosis were reviewed. METHODS Fifty-six patients with subglottic stenosis were studied. All were subjected to laryngotracheal reconstruction by thyrotracheal anastomosis with(More)
Transthoracic needle biopsy (TNB) was performed in 344 cases of intrathoracic pathology. In 60 of them, the material obtained was inadequate. In the remaining 284, the possibilities of TNB to identify malignant cells were evaluated. Of them, 202 had neoplastic lesions and 82 had nonneoplastic processes. Among the neoplastic cases, malignant cells were found(More)
Survey among the workers of a general hospital to investigate how may of them smoke by means of a closed questionnaire given to 1092 Subjects. Smoking habit was positive in 678 (62.1%) and negative in 414 (37.9%); statistical difference was significant p 0.01. The rate for nocturnal workers was 80.0 in comparison with those of the morning and evening with(More)
The study of two brothers with pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (MLA) a rare lung alteration with autosomic recessive character is presented. In one case the lung biopsy made the diagnosis by the identification of multiple calcospherites. The importance of the familiar study is stressed, as a sister with the same radiographic image was discovered this way.(More)