Roger Pujol

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OBJECTIVES The main objective of the present work was to identify, by means of intraoperative electrical stimulation, the supplementary motor area (SMA) region which is implicated in complex motor function. The functional prognostic relevance of the surgical preservation of this area was also analyzed. METHOD Fifteen patients with tumors infiltrating the(More)
BACKGROUND Outcomes related to heart failure remain relatively poor. AIM To examine the clinical course of patients for one year after their first admission because of heart failure, including prognosis, mortality, and rehospitalization. DESIGN Prospective observational study. METHODS Of 121 patients hospitalized over 6 months for decompensation of(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological evidence suggests a cardioprotective role of α-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-derived ω-3 fatty acid. It is unclear whether ALA is beneficial in a background of high marine ω-3 fatty acids (long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) intake. In persons at high cardiovascular risk from Spain, a country in which fish consumption is(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion of allogeneic blood influences outcome after surgery. Despite widespread availability of transfusion guidelines, transfusion practices might vary among physicians, departments, hospitals and countries. Our aim was to determine the amount of packed red blood cells (pRBC) and blood products transfused intraoperatively, and to describe(More)
INTRODUCTION Behçet disease is a systemic form of vasculitis which presents with neurological symptoms with a frequency varying between 16 and 40%. Involvement of the parenchyma has been found to worsen the prognosis in patients with neuroBehçet (NB). OBJECTIVE To review the clinical features and course of patients with NB involving the parenchyma of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic yield and the incidence of perioperative complications in patients undergoing an open or closed cerebral biopsy and to determine the length of intensive care monitoring, for early diagnosis and fast management of perioperative complications. MATERIAL AND METHOD This was a retrospective analysis of all the patients that(More)
Sir, The course of heart failure (HF) is difficult to predict. 1 The quality of life in patients with advanced HF is often poor, and death happens in the hospital even when the patients have already been placed in community-based, long-term care. 2 Consequently, end-of-life management policies are needed to address hospitalized end-stage HF patients. We(More)
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