Silvia A. Gómez

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BACKGROUND The use of balloon-expandable stents provides an effective alternative therapy in patients with stenotic lesions in congenital heart disease. Stents implantation has served to improve the results and to reduce complications of balloon angioplasty for coarctation and recoarctation of the aorta. OBJECTIVE We report our results after primary(More)
BACKGROUND Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is the major complaint in subjects with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). However, EDS is not universally present in all patients with OSAS. The mechanisms explaining why some patients with OSAS complain of EDS whereas others do not are unknown. OBJECTIVE To investigate polysomnographic determinants of(More)
INTRODUCTION Sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) have demonstrated low target vessel revascularizations and low incidence of angiographic restenosis in several clinical scenarios. The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and safety of SES for the treatment of proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (pLAD) lesions. METHODS Ninety-six(More)
Subunit vaccines are a suitable alternative for the control of classical swine fever. However, such vaccines have as the main drawback the relatively long period of time required to induce a protective response, which hampers their use under outbreak conditions. In this work, type I interferon is used as an immunostimulating molecule in order to increase(More)
To evaluate the short-term evolution and changes in the quality of life (QoL) of patients suffering from vasovagal syncope (VVS) by the application of the Short Form 36 questionnaire (SF-36) that was prospectively administrated to all consecutive patients with syncope and abnormal response to head-up tilt test. We included 167 patients (55.7% women, median(More)
The structurally related gangliosides N-glycolyl GM3 and N-acetyl GM3 are potential targets for tumor immunotherapy. 14F7 is a monoclonal antibody able to discriminate the tumor-specific antigen N-glycolyl GM3 from the closely related N-acetyl GM3 on the basis of the presence of a single additional hydroxyl group in the former. A combinatorial phage display(More)
Nowadays, organizations need to use OLAP (On Line Analytical Processing) tools together with geographical information. To support this, the notion of SOLAP (Spatial OLAP) arouse, aimed at exploring spatial data in the same way as OLAP operates over tables. SOLAP however, only accounts for discrete spatial data. More sophisticated GIS-based decision support(More)
BACKGROUND Sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs) have not been evaluated systematically in clinical scenarios or with the vascular morphologies associated with the highest rates of restenosis. METHODS Between May 2002 and August 2003, 1379 percutaneous interventions were carried out at our center, 231 with SES implantation in patients with complex coronary(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The prevalence and morbidity of the vaso-vagal syncope are well-known. With the intention of measuring the Quality of Life (QoL) of patients with vaso-vagal syncope, as well as age and gender influence, we have used the Spanish version of Short form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire in those patients and have compared it with the general(More)
We report the case of a 6-year-old girl with mitral atresia, hypoplastic left ventricle with a large right ventricle from which the main vases flow with a normal relationship and pulmonary obstruction, in which a modified fenestrated Fontan procedure with Gore-Tex baffle was performed. In the course of the treatment she developed cyanosis and a significant(More)