Rosa M Gracia

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BACKGROUND Catalonia and Spain have the highest rates of organ donation in the world. The National Transplant Organization studied the rates of potential and actual donors through the Quality Guarantee Program, but this research did not estimate potential tissue donation (PTD). The aim of this study was to define the theoretical rates of PTD at our(More)
Autoregulation and CO2-reactivity can be impaired independently of each other in many brain insults, the so-called 'dissociated vasoparalysis'. The theoretical combination of preserved CO2-reactivity and impaired or abolished autoregulation can have many clinical implications in the daily management of brain injured patients. To optimize their treatment, a(More)
We present the case of a young man who suffered severe anteroapical myocardial necrosis caused by electrocution. In addition to the enzymatic and electrocardiographic changes suggesting necrosis, a clear positive segmental image on 99mTc-pyrophosphate scintigraphy and a defect on a 201Tl SPECT scan at rest were also found. Although these tests were(More)
PURPOSE There is concern about the safety of anesthetic drugs (IVADs) in the management of status epilepticus (SE). To clarify this aspect, we aimed to assess the factors associated with a poor prognosis in SE requiring anesthetics. METHOD We analyzed all SE requiring IVADs between October 2011 and December 2015. Demographics, clinical data, etiology, SE(More)
UNLABELLED Intracranial hypertension (ICH) is a frequent finding in patients with a severe head injury. High intracranial pressure (ICP) has been associated with certain computerized tomography (CT) abnormalities. The classification proposed by Marshall et al. based on CT scan findings, uses the status of the mesencephalic cisterns, the degree of midline(More)
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) must be attempted if indicated, not done if it is not indicated or if the patient does not accept or has previously rejected it and withdrawn it if it is ineffective. If CPR is considered futile, a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order (DNR) will be recorded. This should be made known to all physicians and nurses involved in patient(More)
A predictive study involving 74 unequivocally positive conventional pulmonary angiograms was conducted to determine the value of bedside, flow-directed wedge pulmonary angiography (BWPA). The flow-directed position of Swan-Ganz catheters in these cases was obtained from anteroposterior chest radiographs. BWPA could detect the embolism in 48% of the cases in(More)
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