Agueda Abad

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OBJECTIVES:Limited information suggests the existence of a high prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV) and C virus (HCV) infection in infl ammatory bowel disease (IBD). This knowledge is relevant because the viruses may reactivate under immunosuppressive therapy. The objectives of this study are to assess the prevalence of HBV and HCV infection in IBD, in a(More)
OBJECTIVE It is important to identify the best initial work-up in patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia because of its epidemiological and economical relevance. The objective of the study was to assess systematically the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of invasive and non-invasive strategies for the management of dyspepsia. METHODS A decision(More)
Fatigue is a frequent symptom in multiple sclerosis, known since the first descriptions of the disease, and it has been the object of special interest in recent years due to the great influence it has on the quality of life of those suffering from the disease. The fatigue of multiple sclerosis has clinical characteristics that differentiate it from the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Predictive symptomatic scoring models have been proposed to select patients with dyspepsia, who may be candidates to endoscopy. In a previous study performed by gastroentrologists from our group, we obtained three scales of symptoms to predict organic dyspepsia, peptic ulcer and esophagitis, respectively. Here we analyze the(More)
Neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract are highly infrequent. We report the case of a 57-year-old woman who presented with toxic syndrome, vomiting and a 3-month history diarrhea, with a final diagnosis of poorly-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor. Based on this case, we review the clinical characteristics, diagnostic procedures, prognostic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the resources available in Catalan regional hospitals for the emergency care of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. METHODS We analyzed a survey sent to 32 hospitals on the availability, composition and resources of a duty endoscopy service for the year 2009. RESULTS Responses were obtained from 24 centers, covering 3,954,000(More)