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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)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to investigate the effectiveness of fibrin glue to reduce hemato-lymphatic fluid production after modified radical mastectomy (MRM) in women with breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 43 women treated surgically were randomly assigned to receive 10 ml of fibrin glue at the end of the breast resection plus closed(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 Thyroid cancer presents as nodules. Thyroid nodules are frequent, but only 5-30% are malignant. Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is useful for initial evaluation; nevertheless, malignancy is uncertain when follicular neoplasm is reported. Some factors can be associated with malignancy. Therefore, we analyzed our follicular neoplasms in order(More)
BACKGROUND Marjolin's ulcer forms part of a group of neoplasms that originate in a burn scar, a phenomenon associated with superficial tissue trauma. The frequency of Marjolin's ulcer is low and represents between 2 and 5% of all squamous cell carcinomas of the skin. This condition is found three times more frequently in men than in women and is thought to(More)
Scientific advances have always been used as a measure to place societies in the context of developed and developing countries. This circumstance has directly influenced the division among the sexes and among social strata. Traditionally women have been relegated to an inferior status and in some instances their role as active participants in social and(More)
This study aimed to determine the quality of life among patients treated with one of three different types of surgery for breast cancer. This cross-sectional study used a questionnaire survey completed by Mexican patients without active disease 1 year after breast cancer surgery. The 139 patients enrolled in the study included 44 (31.6 %) who had undergone(More)
INTRODUCTION Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease characterized by relapsing and remitting non-infectious inflammation of the colorectal mucosa. Its heterogeneity makes assessment of the disease's activity a prerequisite for a rational choice of therapy. We aimed to determine sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values of hemoglobin,(More)
AIM To evaluate long-term survival and prognostic factors in elderly Mexican patients who have undergone percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). METHODS The present study was a retrospective cohort analysis of 110 patients aged older than 70 years without head and neck malignancy who underwent PEG between January 2005 and December 2012. Odds ratios(More)
BACKGROUND Use of totally implantable central venous access ports in cancer patients is a common practice for chemotherapy not excluding early and late morbidity. OBJECTIVE To report the experience using these devices in a private cancer center. METHODS A consecutive series of 156 cases of patients using these devices placed by the same surgical team to(More)