Ricard Morera

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BACKGROUND Bilateral upper thoracic sympathectomy or sympathicolysis, currently the standard treatment for palmar or axillary hyperhidrosis, is regarded as a safe procedure. This study evaluates the quantitative and qualitative incidence of intraoperative and postoperative complications resulting from bilateral thoracic sympathicolysis. METHODS From 1996(More)
OBJECTIVE Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is characterized by the presence of interstitial air in the mediastinum without any apparent precipitating factor. The purpose of this study is to review and discuss our experience with this condition. METHODS A descriptive, retrospective study of 41 cases--34 men (83%) and 7 women (17%)--treated at our hospital for(More)
OBJECTIVE The most unpleasant consequence of upper thoracic sympathectomy is compensatory sweating (CS). De-pending on the series, the incidence of CS ranges from 24% to 85%. The aim of this study was to determine the relation between CS and the following factors: distribution of hyperhidrosis, procedure performed (unilateral, synchronic bilateral, or(More)
8 Boutin C, Rey F, Viallat JR. Etude randomiséede l'efficacitédu talcage thoracoscopique et de l'instillation de tetracycline dans le traitement des pleurésies cancereuses récidivantes. Rev Mal Respir 1985; 2:374 9 Sherman S. Ravikrishnan KP, Patel AS, Seidman JC. Optimum anesthesia with intrapleural lidocaine during chemical pleuro desis with(More)
Blind pleural needle biopsy and diagnostic thoracoscopy are procedures sometimes used in the work-up of a patient with pleural effusion of unknown origin. We reviewed 203 diagnostic thoracoscopies in patients with malignant pleural effusion to show the different location of pleural metastasis, some out of the reach of blind needle biopsy. Based on these(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic bilateral thoracic sympathicolysis (EBTS) is an effective and minimally invasive procedure used for patients with primary hyperhidrosis. The purpose of this study was to examine anxiety levels using standardized psychometric tools in hyperhidrosis patients before and after EBTS. METHODS A total of 106 patients diagnosed with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the location of hyperhidrosis, the accompanying signs and symptoms, and patient anxiety assessed on 2 scales and standardized psychometric instruments. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective study of patients with hyperhidrosis was carried out between September 1, 2001 and June 30, 2003 with a self-administered preoperative(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the effectiveness of two length of the same therapy to eradicate Helicobacter pylori in patients with non complicated active peptic ulcer. PATIENTS AND METHODS 223 patients visited at primary health centres. A randomised controlled trial was carried out to compare the results of 6 or 7 days of treatment with clarithromycin 500 mg,(More)
BACKGROUND The cutaneous influence areas of the different sympathetic ganglia have not been fully established to date. The aim of this study was to define the cutaneous influence area of sympathetic ganglia T2-T3. METHODS A total of 210 patients with primary hyperhidrosis (PH) underwent 420 thoracoscopic sympathicolysis procedures of ganglia T2-T3 in a(More)