Alejandra Campero Diaz

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The recurrence rate of duodenal ulcer after highly selective vagotomy is nearly 10 percent. To diminish this percentage, extended highly selective vagotomy with sectioning the gastroepiploic nerves has been proposed in order to reduce postoperative gastric acid secretion. We have prospectively compared the decrease in gastric acid secretion through(More)
BACKGROUND Pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) deficiency is a disorder of energy metabolism with variable clinical presentations, ranging from severe infantile lactic acidosis to milder chronic neurological disorders. The spectrum of clinical manifestations is continuously expanding. METHODS AND RESULTS We report on a 19-year-old intelligent female with PDH(More)
The results of the present study demonstrate that, at the level of the proximal branch of Crow's foot of Latarjet, parietal cells are found, and therefore, it must be sectioned when performing highly selective vagotomy. At the level of the distal branch, antral mucosa is found. At the level of the middle branch, in almost one-half of the instances, parietal(More)
Satoyoshi syndrome is a rare multisystemic disease of presumed autoimmune etiology characterized by progressive painful intermittent muscle spasms, diarrhea frequently associated with malabsorption, alopecia, skeletal abnormalities and endocrine disorders with a poor long-term prognosis due to early crippling. We report a 14-year-old Chilean girl with(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting the anterior horn cells of the spinal cord resulting in muscle weakness and atrophy, linked to the homozygous disruption of the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. It is the leading genetic cause of infant death. It has been classified into three types based on the(More)
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