Ana Olivia Cortés-Flores

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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)
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)
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)
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 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)
Weight gain is observed in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and is a well-known complication. Several factors that contributing to weight gain have been identified. However, there is a lack of information about factors associated with weight changes following adjuvant chemotherapy. A retrospective cohort of 200 pre- and post-menopausal Mexican(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)
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)
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)
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)