Sergio Morchón

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To estimate the feasibility and results of sentinel lymph node identification and radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy entirely completed by laparoscopy versus laparotomy in early stage cervical cancer. DESIGN Retrospective, nonrandomized clinical study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Acute care, teaching(More)
BACKGROUND Some smokers may benefit from a therapy that combines different nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) or drugs with different mechanisms of action.The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of the combined therapy of varenicline and nicotine patches versus varenicline monotherapy. METHODS Three hundred forty-one smokers who smoked 20 or(More)
BACKGROUND Although atherosclerosis is a silent widespread disease, the focal character of the lesions triggering the clinical manifestations is unquestionable. We hypothesized that symptomatic patients with advanced, unstable carotid plaques have increased local intraplaque and circulating levels of fibrin-fibrinogen related products. METHODS Plaque(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue factor (TF) expression is increased in inflammatory atherosclerotic plaques and has been related to plaque thrombogenicity. Blood-borne TF activity seems to contribute to a procoagulant state in patients with vascular risk factors. The aim of this study was to assess whether the expression of TF in carotid plaques from patients undergoing(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess potential differences in perioperative features and survival between laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy and conventional transabdominal hysterectomy in stage I endometrial cancer. DESIGN Retrospective, nonrandomized clinical study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Acute-care, teaching hospital. (More)
OBJECTIVE The present study assessed the effectiveness of smoking cessation programs combining individual and telephone counselling, compared to individual or telephone counselling alone. METHOD A randomized, multicentre, open-label trial was performed between January 2009 and July 2011 at six smoking cessation clinics in Spain. Of 772 smokers assessed(More)
AIMS To assess the effect of partner smoking status on the success of a cessation program. DESIGN Prospective cohort. SETTING Smoking Cessation Unit in Hospital of Bellvitge (Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona). PARTICIPANTS A total of 1516 smokers of 10 or more cigarettes who started a smoking cessation program between January 1995 and December 2001(More)
INTRODUCTION It is not properly estimated the cigarette consumption after a relapse compared with the consumption before a smoking cessation therapy. The aim of this study was to know if tobacco consumption among relapsed smokers that visited a smoking cessation unit is higher or lower than consumption preceding dishabituation therapy and the related(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The incidence of coronary events descends in patients with cardiac disease who quit smoking. Only around 50% of the patients who quit smoking after an acute event remain abstinent three months after hospital discharge. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a tobacco dishabituation program in patients(More)
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