Teresa Gracia

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the postoperative pulmonary complications and the long-term impact on pulmonary function of different surgical procedures with general anaesthesia in chronic respiratory failure (CRF) patients who were using noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV). DESIGN We retrospectively studied 20 stable patients on NPPV for CRF(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of severity of obesity on morbidity and mortality following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical ringed gastroplasty, with severity classified as morbid obesity (MO) defined by a body mass index (BMI) between 35 and 55 Kg/m2 and super-morbid obesity (SMO) defined by a BMI exceeding 55 Kg/m2. METHOD A series of(More)
AIMS To determine the efficacy of losartan vs. atenolol in aortic dilation progression in Marfan syndrome (MFS) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS A phase IIIb, randomized, parallel, double-blind study was conducted in 140 MFS patients, age range: 5-60 years, with maximum aortic diameter <45 mm who received losartan (n = 70) or atenolol (n = 70). Doses were(More)
Extra-anatomic axillofemoral bypass is a surgical procedure that is indicated in cases of occlusive aortoiliac pathology in which the transabdominal way is not feasible or in patients of high risk. We present a preliminary study in which we have prospectively evaluated 14 patients who were received an axillofemoral bypass during 1990. After preoperative(More)
Biologic drugs have provided excellent results in the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. Nevertheless, in routine clinical practice, combinations of biologic drugs with phototherapy or systemic drugs can increase efficacy, diminish toxicity, and reduce the cost of treatment. Published experience with these combinations is scarce, although the(More)
A prospective, multicenter pharmacovigilance study was carried out to evaluate the safety of a new 7-dose treatment schedule of subcutaneous immunotherapy as opposed to the conventional 13 doses normally recommended. The study was carried out in 14 centers and included 261 patients (children and adults) with respiratory allergic disease due to sensitization(More)
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