Sonia Mínguez

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OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical and laboratory characteristics and outcomes of patients with transverse myelitis affecting more than 4 spinal segments secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS A computer-assisted (PubMed) search of the literature was performed to identify all cases of transverse myelitis affecting more than 4 spinal(More)
Biological agents, particularly anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF)-α agents, have emerged as an effective treatment in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. An association between anti-TNF-α antibodies and reactivation of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) has been established. Appropriate screening for TB infection has become mandatory before(More)
BACKGROUND Visceral leishmaniasis is a protozoan infection usually asymptomatic, but can progress to fatal disease in immunocompromised hosts, especially in HIV patients. Visceral leishmaniasis is rare among patients under immunosuppressive therapies, and even more among patients under anti-TNF-alpha treatment, where only four cases have been described. (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the possible therapeutic effect of 40 mg sublingual piroxicam (fast-dissolving dosage form, FDDF) compared with intramuscular 75 mg diclofenac, as a reference drug, on acute renal colic in a randomized, double-blind controlled clinical trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty patients were assigned to one of two treatment groups; one(More)
The patient was an 81-year-old woman who had hypertension, dyslipidemia, asthma and limited systemic sclerosis (LSS). Scleroderma was diagnosed 5 years prior due to finger calcinosis, sclerodactylia and positive anticentromere antibodies. She had no Raynaud’s phenomenon or any other clinical data and was not followed by rheumatology. She came to the clinic(More)