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PubMed | Autonomous University of Barcelona, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, University of Groningen, Ramon y Cajal University Hospital and 4 more.
Type: | Journal: Heart (British Cardiac Society) | Year: 2017

Paediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) after neonatal arterial switch operation (ASO) for transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a clinically recognised entity with an estimated incidence of 0.6%-1.0%. Nevertheless, a clinical characterisation is lacking. We present an international cohort of children with PAH after neonatal ASO for TGA and describe epidemiology and clinical course.Data were collected of children with PAH after neonatal ASO (6weeks after birth) for simple TGA without residual shunt defects, identified in four national paediatric PAH networks in Europe and one US referral centre.Twenty-five children were identified between 1989 and 2014. In 17 children (68%), PAH was detected <1year after ASO. In the remaining children, PAH was detected after median 64months (IQR 19.5, 94.5). Nineteen children (96%) received PAH-targeted therapies. During follow-up after ASO (median 5.2years), eight children died, four underwent lung transplantation and two received a Potts shunt. 1-year and 5-year Potts shunt- and transplantation-free survival after ASO was 100% and 73%. From first PAH detection, this was 100% and 58%, respectively, which did not differ between children with early (<1year after ASO) or late PAH detection.The occurrence of PAH after ASO for TGA represents a specific association. PAH onset may be early or late after ASO, with similar fatal course from first PAH detection. Mechanisms leading to PAH in this association are unknown, but may include abnormal prenatal pulmonary haemodynamics and/or genetic susceptibility. Routine, lifelong follow-up for children who undergo ASO for TGA should include screening for PAH.


Bravo F.G.,Complutense University of Madrid | Bravo F.G.,Doce Of Octubre University Hospital | Kufeke M.,Octubre University Hospital | Pascual D.,Gregorio Maranon University Hospital
Aesthetic Surgery Journal | Year: 2013

Background: To avoid complications and improve patient satisfaction with lower lid blepharoplasty, a precise assessment of any preoperative eyelid asymmetry is essential. Objectives: The authors describe a method of assessing preoperative eyelid asymmetry through readily available software and classifying the resulting measurements. Methods: Digital images of 204 patients were analyzed using Photoshop CS3 Extended software (Adobe Systems, San Jose, California). The left eye was superimposed over the right eye using layers in the software program, and the lower eyelid margin and axis were outlined to obtain a diagram with the superimposed outlines of both eyes. Several measurements (ie, lateral canthal height, lower eyelid margin length and axis angle, and lower palpebral fissure surface area) were obtained for each patient. Differences between the right and left eyelids were recorded, and these data were compared between patients. Results: Of the 204 patients studied, 184 (90.2%) had some degree of asymmetry. Most (118; 64.13%) presented with the right lower eyelid at a more inferior position than the left (R-), while 66 (35.87%) presented with the right lower eyelid at a higher position than the left (R+), a difference that was highly significant (P < .001). Conclusions: This software is a powerful and precise tool to evaluate and measure eyelid asymmetries. The use of this method showed a large degree of eyelid asymmetry preoperatively (more than 90%), which proves the importance of detecting and adequately analyzing this condition prior to surgery. The authors? simple method may be an important adjunct to obtaining optimal results in patients who seek eyelid surgery. © 2013 The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.


Maynar Moliner J.,University of Santiago de Compostela | Honore P.M.,Vrije Universiteit Brussel | Sanchez-Izquierdo Riera J.A.,Doce Of Octubre University Hospital | Herrera Gutierrez M.,University of Malaga | Spapen H.D.,Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Blood Purification | Year: 2012

Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is increasingly used for the management of critically ill patients. As a consequence, the incidence of complications that accompany CRRT is also rising. However, a standardized approach for preventing or minimizing these adverse events is lacking. Dialytrauma is a newly proposed concept that encompasses all harmful adverse events related to CRRT while providing a framework for prevention or, at the least, early recognition of these events in order to attenuate the consequences. A mainstay of this approach is the utilization of a dedicated checklist for improving CRRT quality and patient safety. In this context, we discuss the most important adverse effects of CRRT and review current strategies to minimize them. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.


PubMed | Hospital Universitario La Paz, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Puerta del Hierro Majadahonda Hospital, University of Murcia and 20 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Clinical and experimental rheumatology | Year: 2016

The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of fibromyalgia (FM) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and to study its relationship to depression and other SLE-related factors.A cross-sectional data analysis from the RELESSER-Transversal Spanish Registry, which includes SLE patients in a national multicentre retrospective charts review, was performed.patients who fulfilled 4 ACR 1997 SLE criteria. Main variables were disease duration, depression, sociodemographics, comorbidities, SLE activity symptoms, serological findings, therapies and different disease status indices. Statistical analyses included a descriptive, associative and logistic regression analyses. A literature review was performed.3,591 SLE patients were included, 90.1% women, 34.6 years of age at diagnosis (SD 14.6 years) and 93.1% Caucasians. FM prevalence was 6.2%. SLE patients with disease duration >5 years showed more FM than those with duration <5 years: 6.9% vs. 4.0%, respectively (p<0.05). SLE-FM patients showed higher prevalence of depression compared to non-FM-SLE patients: 53.1% vs. 14.6%, respectively (p<0.001). After adjusting by risk factors, the OR (CI) of suffering depression in FM-SLE patients was 6.779 (4.770-9.636), p<0.001. The OR of having secondary Sjgrens 2.447 (1.662-3.604), p<0.001, photosensitivity 2.184 (1.431-3.334), p<0.001, and oral ulcers 1.436 (1.005-2.051), p=0.047.Prevalence of FM in Caucasian SLE patients was high compared to the general population, and was significantly higher in those in later stages of disease. SLE patients with depression showed a strong risk of developing FM. Photosensitivity, oral ulcers and secondary Sjgrens were the only SLE-related factors associated with FM.


Hartl S.,Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of COPD and Respiratory Epidemiology | Hartl S.,Otto Wagner Hospital | Lopez-Campos J.L.,Hospital Universitario Virgen del Roc | Pozo-Rodriguez F.,Doce Of Octubre University Hospital | And 4 more authors.
European Respiratory Journal | Year: 2016

Studies report high in-hospital and post-discharge mortality of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations varying depending upon patient characteristics, hospital resources and treatment standards. This study aimed to investigate the patient, resource and organisational factors associated with in-hospital and 90-day post-discharge mortality and readmission of COPD exacerbations within the European COPD Audit. The audit collected data of COPD exacerbation admissions from 13 European countries. On admission, only 49.7% of COPD patients had spirometry results available and only 81.6% had blood gases taken. Using logistic regression analysis, the risk associated with in-hospital and post-discharge mortality was higher age, presence of acidotic respiratory failure, subsequent need for ventilatory support and presence of comorbidity. In addition, the 90-day risk of COPD readmission was associated with previous admissions. Only the number of respiratory specialists per 1000 beds, a variable related to hospital resources, decreased the risk of post-discharge mortality. The European COPD Audit identifies risk factors associated with in-hospital and post-discharge mortality and COPD readmission. Addressing the deficiencies in acute COPD care such as making spirometry available and measuring blood gases and providing noninvasive ventilation more regularly would provide opportunities to improve COPD outcomes. © ERS 2016.


De Dosso S.,Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland | Grande E.,Ramon y Cajal University Hospital | Barriuso J.,Hospital Universitario La Paz | Castellano D.,Doce Of Octubre University Hospital | And 2 more authors.
Cancer and Metastasis Reviews | Year: 2013

The molecular events of tumorigenesis in neuroendocrine tumors are poorly understood. Understanding of the molecular alterations will lead to the identification of molecular markers, providing new targets for therapeutics. The purpose of this review was to critically analyze the genetic abnormalities in neuroendocrine tumors, with the aim of identifying biomarkers that indicate a response to agents developed against these targets and to serve as an understanding for the combinations of different active compounds. Human epidermal growth factor receptor 1/2 (EGFR and HER2), vascular endothelial growth factor receptors, hepatocyte growth factor receptor (c-Met), platelet-derived growth factor receptor, insulin-like growth factor, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-Akt-mammalian target of rapamycin pathway, and heat shock proteins are all interesting candidate biomarkers with involvement in carcinogenesis and tumor evolution of several neoplasms, including neuroendocrine tumors. Some of them have already been evaluated both as targets and also as biomarkers in clinical trials conducted in advanced neuroendocrine tumor settings, and others should encourage further investigations into innovative therapeutic opportunities. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Garcia-Tejada J.,Doce Of Octubre University Hospital | Jurado-Roman A.,Doce Of Octubre University Hospital | Rodriguez J.,Doce Of Octubre University Hospital | Velazquez M.,Doce Of Octubre University Hospital | And 6 more authors.
Resuscitation | Year: 2014

Background: Identification of acute coronary lesions amenable to urgent intervention in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is crucial. We aimed to compare the clinical and electrocardiographic characteristics to urgent coronary findings, and to analyze in-hospital prognosis of these patients. Methods: From January 2005 to December 2012 we retrospectively identified consecutive patients resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and analyzed the clinical characteristics, post-resuscitation electrocardiogram and coronary angiogram of those who underwent emergent angiography. Mortality and neurologic status at discharge were also assessed. Results: Patients with ST-elevation more frequently had obstructive coronary artery disease (89% vs. 51%, p<. 0.001) or acute coronary occlusions (83% vs. 8%, p<. 0.001) than patients without ST-elevation. Independent predictors of an acute coronary occlusion were chest pain before arrest (OR 0.16, 95% CI 0.04-0.7, p= 0.01), a shockable initial rhythm (OR 0.16, 95% CI 0.03-0.9, p= 0.03), and ST-elevation on the post-resuscitation electrocardiogram (OR 0.02, 95% CI 0.004-0.13, p<. 0.001). Survival with favorable neurologic recovery at discharge was 59%. Independent predictors of mortality or unfavorable neurological outcome at discharge were absence of basic life support (OR 0.2, 95% CI 0.06-0.9, p= 0.04), prolonged resuscitation time (OR 0.9, 95% CI 0.8-0.9, p= 0.01), and necessity of vasopressors (OR 14.8, 95% CI 3.3-65.4, p= 0.001). Conclusions: Most patients with ST-elevation on the post-resuscitation electrocardiogram had an acute coronary occlusion, as opposed to patients without ST-elevation. Absence of basic life support, prolonged resuscitation time and use of vasopressors were independent predictors of worse in-hospital outcome. © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.


PubMed | Doce Of Octubre University Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: The International journal of artificial organs | Year: 2016

Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is the treatment of choice to relieve pulmonary artery obstruction in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). We present a patient with airway obstruction and acute respiratory failure due to large blood clots obstructing the trachea and main left bronchus. This condition was accompanied by right ventricle failure and cardiogenic shock. A venoarterial ECMO system was used for cardiopulmonary support before extracting the clots and clearing the airway by rigid bronchoscopy.


PubMed | Doce Of Octubre University Hospital and Hospital Universitario Of Mostoles
Type: | Journal: BMJ case reports | Year: 2016

We describe cases of two previously healthy women presenting with progressively worsening breathlessness for 1-2 months. In both cases, physical examination was suggestive of a left-sided pleural effusion, confirmed by chest X-ray. Analysis of aspirated fluid showed a lymphocytic exudate, but cytological analysis was negative for malignancy in both patients. CT scan revealed malignancies as the underlying cause of the effusions. Both patients were managed with intercostal drainage in order to collect a sufficient amount of pleural fluid to perform a new technique in our hospital: cell block. This proved to be extremely useful in assessing the definitive diagnosis and management of both women. We briefly discuss the approach to a malignant pleural effusion and the aid of this not-so-new technique.


PubMed | Paracelsus Medical University, Queen Mary, University of London, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Roc, Otto Wagner Hospital and Doce Of Octubre University Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: The European respiratory journal | Year: 2016

Studies report high in-hospital and post-discharge mortality of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations varying depending upon patient characteristics, hospital resources and treatment standards. This study aimed to investigate the patient, resource and organisational factors associated with in-hospital and 90-day post-discharge mortality and readmission of COPD exacerbations within the European COPD Audit. The audit collected data of COPD exacerbation admissions from 13 European countries.On admission, only 49.7% of COPD patients had spirometry results available and only 81.6% had blood gases taken. Using logistic regression analysis, the risk associated with in-hospital and post-discharge mortality was higher age, presence of acidotic respiratory failure, subsequent need for ventilatory support and presence of comorbidity. In addition, the 90-day risk of COPD readmission was associated with previous admissions. Only the number of respiratory specialists per 1000 beds, a variable related to hospital resources, decreased the risk of post-discharge mortality.The European COPD Audit identifies risk factors associated with in-hospital and post-discharge mortality and COPD readmission. Addressing the deficiencies in acute COPD care such as making spirometry available and measuring blood gases and providing noninvasive ventilation more regularly would provide opportunities to improve COPD outcomes.

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