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Symptom control, daily "on" time, and quality of life (QoL) of nine patients with Advanced Parkinson's Disease was assessed following 18-months treatment with Continuous Intraduodenal Levodopa Infusion (CIDLI). Patients had severe motor fluctuations and dyskinesias and had previously received treatment with oral levodopa and dopamine agonists. There were(More)
BACKGROUND This review summarizes the different species of dermatophytes isolates in our laboratory between 1991 and 1995. We describe the clinical forms and establish the distribution over this period of time. METHODS Retrospective survey of samples from outpatients of the Dermatology Service in Miguel Servet Hospital where mycologic cultures are(More)
A human model of gastroesophageal reflux disease was used to examine the contribution of a non-specialized columnar type of metaplasia (NSCM) and key molecular events (BMP4 and CDX2) in the development of Barrett’s esophagus. Biopsies of the remnant esophagus from 18 patients undergoing esophagectomy with gastric preservation were taken at 6–36-month(More)
The frequency of gastrointestinal (GI) tract involvement in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) at diagnosis is reported to be below 30%. To investigate the actual frequency of GI involvement by MCL, upper and lower endoscopy was prospectively performed on 13 untreated MCL patients at diagnosis. Multiple biopsies from endoscopically normal and abnormal gastric and(More)
INTRODUCTION Colon perforation is a fairly uncommon, but serious, complication during endoscopy of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Treatment is controversial, although surgery is used in the majority of cases. The aims of this study were to determine the incidence of perforations due to colonoscopy in our hospital and to find out the results of the(More)
BACKGROUND New methods of rapid opiate detoxification, under intravenous sedation, can detoxify heroin-addicted patients in 24 hours. Their clinical application has been limited by the lack of studies establishing both efficacy and safety. METHOD In a randomised, controlled study, 300 treatment-refractory, heroin-addicted patients received rapid(More)
BACKGROUND Adenoma detection rate (ADR) has become the most important quality indicator for colonoscopy. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate which modifiable factors, directly related to the endoscopic procedure, influenced the ADR in screening colonoscopies. DESIGN Observational, nested study. SETTING Multicenter, randomized,(More)
BACKGROUND The Rockall score is used to assess the prognosis of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. AIM To assess the applicability of the Rockall score in patients undergoing endoscopic therapy for upper gastrointestinal bleeding. METHODS Retrospective evaluation of the Rockall score in the period 1995-2001. To evaluate the applicability of(More)
Well-defined protocols and quality management standards are indispensable for biological dosimetry laboratories. Participation in periodic proficiency testing by interlaboratory comparisons is also required. This harmonization is essential if a cooperative network is used to respond to a mass casualty event. Here we present an international intercomparison(More)