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OBJECTIVE Hypoalbuminemia is a common clinical deficiency in burn patients and is associated with complications related to increased extravascular fluid, including edema, abnormal healing, and susceptibility to sepsis. Some prognostic scales do not include biochemical parameters, whereas others consider them together with comorbidities. The purpose of this(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pancreatitis is the most common major complication after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Many drugs have been evaluated for prophylaxis, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are potent inhibitors of phospholipase A2 and play a role in the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis. Rectal NSAIDs have(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women worldwide. In Mexico, >34% of patients are in locally advanced stages at the time of diagnosis. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is administered to control local disease, make surgical resection possible and increase the possibility of breast tissue conservation. METHODS We performed a(More)
BACKGROUND Urethrocutaneous fistulae (UCFs) represent one of the most frequent causes of morbidity after urethroplasty. Hypospadias can be repaired using different surgical techniques, but-regardless of technique-the incidence of UCF ranges between 10% and 40%. Surgical repair of UCF remains the treatment of choice, even if some patients need further(More)
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