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Daniel Gainza Miranda, Eva María Sanz Peces, Alberto Alonso Babarro, Maria Concepción Prados Sánchez, María Varela Cerdeira
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth cause of death in western countries. Its final stage has clearly been forgotten by medical research in recent years. There exists consensus regarding the need to integrate palliative care in assisting these patients, but the difficulty in establishing a prognosis for the disease, establishing limits for life support measures, the lack of information about the disease's natural course and ignorance as to the most effective health-care structure for these patients' palliative treatment may be responsible for their late inclusion or non-inclusion in specific programmes...
2016: BMC Palliative Care
Eberto García Silvera, Dulce María Yera Pérez, Solangel Valdés Díaz, Marisela Hernández Hernández, Rolando Rives Rodríiguez
A retrospective and descriptive study was conducted on patients diagnosed with extrapul-monary tuberculosis and discharged from "Benéfico Juridico" neumological hospital in the 1999-2003 period. The objective was to describe the perfor-mance of this disease. As a result, it was find out that of a total number of 353 diagnosed patients, 14% had extrapulmonary tuberculosis, 58% of these patients were in the 35-54 years age group, being the average age 39 years. The most frequent clinical manifestation was pleural (81%) followed by ganglionic tuberculosis (15%)...
September 2006: Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
V Pino Rivero, A González Palomino, C G Pantoja Hernández, M E Mora Santos, J Alvarez Domínguez, A Blasco Huelva
We are reporting the case of a patient with final diagnosis of bronchopulmonar carcinoma of small cells who at first place assisted to E.N.T. Department due to a cervical node (adhered to the dermis) and hemoptysis of more than 2 months. We resected the neck mass which confirmed the presence ofa cutaneous metastases of an oat cell carcinome, being the patient after word ea sstudy by the Neumology Service, who found a righth lung tumor, of the same histological type. In spite of the treatment the patient die...
2006: Anales Otorrinolaringológicos Ibero-americanos
Carlos E Baena-Cagnani
Allergic rhinitis is the commonest chronic respiratory disorder in children and young adults having an important impact for those suffering this condition, as well as for the public health. Allergic rhinitis is frequently associated to other co-morbidities, particularly asthma and conjunctivitis but, also, sinusitis and otitis media. Most of patients suffering rhinitis are cared by GPs and pediatricians and there are evidences that allergic rhinitis is undertreated, particularly the moderate/severe persistent forms...
November 2002: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
J Toral Marín, D del Castillo Otero, J E Hurtado Ayuso, E Calderón Osuna
Pneumomediastinum is an uncommon self-limited clinical entity which usually involves young adults. In asthmatic patients, the manifestation of pneumomediastinum as complication of an asthmatic crisis is considered to be a rare event, and its course is usually favourable with scarce complications. We report here the main clinical and epidemiologic characteristics in four patients with pneumomediastinum secondary to an asthmatic exacerbation, admitted to the Neumology Department in our hospital for a three year period...
February 1999: Revista Clínica Española
F G Rico Méndez, L F Massey, L Rendón, J J Múgica, L Alvarez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was measure and compare Secretory IgA levels in the respiratory tract. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Neumology Department of General Hospital. La Raza Medical Center Mexico. MATERIAL AND METHOD: There were 35 volunteers. Samples of sputum, washings nasopharyngeal and bronchial was obtained from thirty five patients with COPD. Measurement of SIgA levels was performed by nephelometric technique...
January 1998: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
C J Sánchez Díaz, V M González Carmona, E Ruesga Zamora, C A Monteverde Grether
We describe our experience with 1000 electric cardioversions performed at the emergency ward in the Hospital of Cardiology y Neumology, National Medical Center I.M.S.S. The objectives are: 1. Report our experience. 2. Investigate if digitalis treatment should be discontinued before the procedure. 3. Determine if all patients should be on anticoagulant therapy for elective cardioversion. 4. Indicate the optimal anesthetic drug with minimal side effects. A therapeutic procedure was performed in 73% of our cases and an elective one in the remaining 27%...
September 1987: Archivos del Instituto de Cardiología de México
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