Carlos Caro

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Mucosal integrity can be assessed in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by measuring intraluminal baseline impedance (BI). However, it is not clear whether BI is abnormal in patients with functional heartburn (FH), or can be used to distinguish them from patients with GERD. We compared differences in BI between patients(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Although the "submucosal cushion" technique or injection-assisted polypectomy (IAP) is often used to resect colon polyps, little is known on the influence of this technique on histologic interpretation. We aimed to evaluate whether the use of a submucosal cushion improves the histologic and margin evaluation of colon polyps. METHODS(More)
Two cases of leakage of an aortic dissecting aneurysm into the pericardial cavity presenting as acute pericarditis are reported. In both cases the existence of risk factors (hypertension and coarctation of the aorta) suggested the correct diagnosis. Echocardiography showed enlargement of the ascending aorta and thickening of vascular wall in the two cases,(More)
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