Roberto Ruiz Díaz

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In this investigation, we study the relation between chronic inflammation of the tonsils, clinical features, and the presence of biofilms in the crypts in patients presenting with obstructive hypertrophy and recurrent upper airway pathology. Thirty-six patients who needed to undergo a tonsillectomy for obstructive reasons (aged 1 to 6 years), among which(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignant tumors in adults. Twenty-five percent of patients are not amenable to surgical resection because they have locally advanced or metastatic disease. For these patients, median survival time is between 4 and 13 months, and chemotherapy is used mainly with palliative intent. We conducted this study to(More)
INTRODUCTION GIDEON is a non-interventional, prospective, international study that evaluated the safety of sorafenib in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in daily clinical practice, including Child-Pugh B patients. OBJECTIVES To analyze data collected in Spain on the safety and efficacy of sorafenib and treatment patterns. (More)
We measured total cholesterol, high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, apoprotein A, and apoprotein B in serum. The subjects were a volunteer group of 145 white people (50 men and 95 women) ranging in age between 65 and 95 years, who were not receiving medical treatment and had no disease that could(More)
5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is a chemotherapeutic agent widely used in the treatment of solid malignancies, especially in colorectal cancer. A characteristic note seen with its use is the considerable interindividual variation in the incidence and severity of the toxicities seen among patients. We report the case of a 55-year old woman who presented with severe,(More)
BACKGROUND Irinotecan (CPT-11) and raltitrexed are active against advanced colorectal cancer (ACC), act through different mechanisms, and have only partially overlapping toxicity profiles. Phase I studies have shown that single-agent full doses of both drugs can be safely combined. The aim of this multicenter study was to assess the efficacy and toxicity of(More)
Stage I seminoma is the most common clinical scenario among patients with testicular cancer. Following orchiectomy, various treatment alternatives (adjuvant radiotherapy, surveillance, chemotherapy) can be offered that yield similar efficacy results and definitive cure is the rule. However, there is no consensus on the optimal management choice and(More)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (CT), prior to radical radiotherapy (RT), in the treatment of high-grade gliomas may offer several advantages over standard adjuvant CT. The addition of tamoxifen, which can circumvent P-glycoprotein (P-gp)-mediated chemo-resistance, also merits attention. We have evaluated the neoadjuvant regimen of cisplatin and etoposide after(More)
The case of a 55-yr-old male with a right pleural effusion and multiple bilateral nodules is reported. A diagnostic thoracothomy was necessary to obtain a definitive histological diagnosis. During the postoperative course, the subject's neurological condition deteriorated and multiple cerebral mass lesions were discovered. The pathological analysis of both(More)