Begoña Álvarez-Cuenllas

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Cereals are considered a basic food. Through the development of cooking, the human being has produced high- gluten-content food, so that it could make the most of its nutritional properties. Wheat is becoming one of the key elements of the Mediterranean diet. Amongst gluten- intake-related pathologies- gluten is present mainly in wheat, barley and rye-(More)
mutaciones del gen APOB (cromosoma 2), locus de susceptibilidad 3p2 y no asociado a los previos, siendo en general de transmisión autosómica dominante5. La gran mayoría de los sujetos afectados son heterocigotos con escasa o nula sintomatología asociada, dado que la forma homocigota cursa con un cuadro similar a la abetalipoproteinemia con alteraciones(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of a family history implies an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer (CRC), and may require a different screening strategy. The aim of this study was to evaluate lesions found during colonoscopies of patients that had a family history of CRC. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective study was conducted that included(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In celiac disease there is an increase of lymphocytes expressing FOXP3 in the intestinal mucosa associated with varying degrees of villous atrophy. Our aim was to evaluate FOXP3 expression in duodenal mucosa with lymphocytic enteritis according to aetiology and correlation with lymphocytes T-γδ. METHODS We compared three adult patient(More)
INTRODUCTION The Boston scale is useful to standardize colon cleansing at colonoscopy. The aim of this study was to analyze the degree of preparation before colonoscopy and the factors associated with cleansing in routine clinical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS We included colonoscopies performed from January to June 2013. Exclusion criteria were age <15(More)
We present a 77-year-old male, smoker of 50 packs/year, with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and atrial fibrillation. He was admitted to the emergency because of progressive dysphagia for solids of three months duration and, in the last month, with liquid weight loss and anorexia. Endoscopy detected an exophytic neoformation in the middle third(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The first-degree relatives (FDRs) of patients with coeliac disease are the main risk group for disease development. To evaluate the screening strategy in FDRs with negative coeliac serology based on human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genotyping, followed by duodenal biopsy, and to analyze the prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms and the(More)