Rosana Hernando

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We examined the acute performance and sedative effects of single high and low doses of alprazolam and lorazepam, both before and after chronic, 3-week b.i.d. treatment in elderly adults. The effects of chronic treatment also were examined in this parallel, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Initial acute low doses significantly impaired total recall(More)
Since their introduction, selfextending metal stents (SEMS) have established themselves as an option in the treatment of obstructive colorectal cancer. Thanks to stenting, patients traditionally treated with emergency surgery can now be converted to scheduled surgery with mechanical preparation of the colon and primary anastomosis. Stenting represents a(More)
In this article we will review the role of long acting beta2-adrenoreceptor agonists and long-acting muscarinic agents in the management of airflow obstruction. We will then focus our attention on indacaterol, one of the new once daily inhaled beta2-adrenoreceptor agonists. Pharmacologically this drug is a nearly full beta2-agonist without loss of efficacy(More)
Objective The therapeutic benefit of inhaled corticoids in bronchiectasis not due to cystic fibrosis is still not well documented. The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and safety of inhaled corticoids in this disease. Setting This study was conducted at a tertiary university hospital in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia, (Spain). Method A(More)
BACKGROUND No prospective study has assessed eradication treatment of early Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonisation in bronchiectasis not due to cystic fibrosis (CF). OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of 3 months of nebulised tobramycin after a short course of intravenous antibiotics in the eradication of P. aeruginosa and its clinical consequences in non-(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The natural history of life-threatening hemoptysis (LTH), a medical emergency, is ill defined. The objective of the study was to evaluate, in a university teaching hospital setting, the etiology, methods used, and evolution of LTH. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective study in which we enrolled 154 patients admitted for LTH over 3(More)
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