Teresa Planella

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In this paper we propose a calculation of LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) not affected by hypertriglyceridemia by using lipid quantities directly measured in total serum. We also propose an algorithm for the classification of nonchylomicronemic dyslipemias. Plasma apolipoproteins (apo) A-I, B, total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), and cholesterol of(More)
Serum beta 2-microglobulin, neopterin, immunoglobulins A, G and M, adenosine deaminase and CD4+ lymphocyte count were evaluated as predictors of progression of HIV-1 infection to AIDS. A population of HIV-1 seropositive, initially asymptomatic men (n = 213) and women (n = 101) was followed up quarterly. We estimated the AIDS-free time using the actuarial(More)
The aim of this study was to determine if 0.4 mg of nitroglycerin (NTGs) administered by sublingual route in spray before the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), attenuated the associated hypertensive response. In 21 patients who were between 17 and 77 years old, 81 sessions of ECT were performed. NTGs was administered in 38 sessions. The rest 43 sessions was(More)
Bacterial Peritonitis and Sterile Ascites in Cirrhotic Patients, Cecı́lia Martı́nez-Brú, Cristina Gómez, Mariano Cortés, Germán Soriano, Carlos Guarner, Teresa Planella, and Francesc González-Sastre (Departments of 1 Biochemistry and 2 Gastroenterology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, 08025 Barcelona, Spain; * address correspondence to this author at:(More)
The frequency of hepatic hydrothorax in cirrhotic patients is reported to be approximately 5%. The pleural effusion is predominantly right-sided (85% of cases) but may be bilateral. Although most often accompanied by significant ascites, it can occur in its absence. We report a case of a right-sided acute hepatic hydrothorax as a result of residual motor(More)
Reference change values of six biochemical quantities (beta 2-microglobulin, neopterin, adenosine deaminase and immunoglobulins IgA, IgG and IgM) have been established in asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients following the method described by Harris and Yasaka in 1983. Patients included in the evaluation were classified as A1, A2(More)
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