Yolanda Laporta Báez

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BACKGROUND Surgical stress elicits a systemic inflammatory response syndrome that contributes to the development of septic complications. C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute phase protein released in inflammatory states. To analyze the usefulness of CRP as a marker of infection in surgical pediatric patients, we analyzed its kinetics in these patients in(More)
OBJECTIVE The demand for sedation for pediatric diagnostic procedures performed outside operating rooms has increased considerably, but the ideal method to choose has been the subject of debate. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of using a device for continuous positive airway pressure, connected to a Mapleson D circuit and a nasopharyngeal(More)
OBJECTIVE Noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is widely used in pediatric patients with acute respiratory failure. However, the lack of specific interfaces and appropriate ventilators and poor tolerance of the technique by these patients can lead to failure of the application. The aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy of a CPAP(More)
OBJECTIVES Given the increasing evidence regarding a relationship between packed red blood cells storage time and post-transfusion complications, we decided to determine the relationship between the arginase enzyme levels, biochemical parameters and haemolysis, with the storage time of transfused packed red blood cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS We designed a(More)
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