Victor Turrado Rodriguez

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Ozone therapy is being used to treat ischemic disorders. However, the underlying mechanisms for the success are unknown and the therapy has not been accepted fully within conventional medicine. This study sought to assess the effect of ozone therapy on resting muscle oxygenation. PATIENTS AND DESIGN Twenty-three (23) patients and(More)
Tumor hypoxia is an adverse factor for chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Ozone therapy is a non-conventional form of medicine that has been used successfully in the treatment of ischemic disorders. This prospective study was designed to assess the effect of ozone therapy on tumor oxygenation. Eighteen subjects were recruited for the study. Systemic ozone(More)
BACKGROUND Persons living at high altitude (exposed to hypoxia) have a greater number of coronary and peripheral branches in the heart than persons living at sea level. In this study we investigated the effect of intermittent hypobaric hypoxia on myocardial perfusion in patients with coronary heart disease. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 6 male patients(More)
To evaluate the equivalence of the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and safety properties of two recombinant G-CSF formulations in healthy male volunteers, a standard 2-way randomized crossover double-blind study, with a 3 week washout period, was conducted. A single 300 microg G-CSF dose was administered subcutaneously. Hebervital (Heber Biotec, Havana,(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the recommended therapy for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are not suitable candidates for surgery. The aim of this study was to describe early experience and long-term follow-up with the CoreValve self-expanding aortic prosthesis at 42 Ibero-American hospitals. METHODS Multiple centre(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the early and midterm outcomes of homograft use in reoperative aortic root and proximal aortic surgery for endocarditis and estimated the associated risk of postoperative reinfection. METHODS From January 2001 to January 2014, 355 consecutive patients underwent reoperation of the proximal thoracic aorta. Thirty-nine patients (10.9%;(More)
OBJECTIVE Knotting and looping of catheters in the epidural space occur rarely. Visualization of a catheter by radiograph or fluoroscopy is not always possible and often inaccurate in locating the knot and/or the loop with precision. We report the case of an entrapped lumbar epidural catheter. Computed tomography (CT) clearly showed a knotted and looped(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The clinical impact of patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) on outcomes in young and middle-aged patients undergoing surgery for aortic valve replacement (AVR) remains unknown. Our objective was to examine the mid-term impact of PPM on overall mortality, quality of life, and cardiac events in this population. METHODS All patients younger(More)