Carlos-Eduardo Díaz

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BACKGROUND Treatment options that improve overall symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) are lacking. AIM A prespecified further analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of linaclotide, a guanylate cyclase C agonist, in patients with IBS-C, based on efficacy parameters prespecified for European Medicines Agency (EMA)(More)
INTRODUCTION Our aim was to evaluate the impact of hyperproteic hypocaloric enteral feeding on clinical outcomes in critically ill patients, particularly on severity of organic failure measured with the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA). MATERIALS AND METHODS In a double blind clinical trial, 80 critically ill adult patients were randomized to(More)
The postoperative and late results of 99 patients with benign strictures of the biliary tract are presented. Patients were classified according to Bismuth into 24 cases with lesion type I, 36 cases with type II, 35 cases with type III and 4 patients with type IV. All were submitted to hepaticojejunostomy with a long Roux-en-Y loop. The etiology of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Paediatric patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) have risk of developing renal scarrings. Although it is known that vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) predisposes to UTIs and it seems to have an important role in the development of renal lesions, some recent published studies question that relation. The aim of the study was to evaluate renal(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare complication of pancreatic disease. Histopathologic findings are pathognomonic and may be helpful for early diagnosis. METHODS We present a female kidney transplant recipient, with systemic lupus erythematosus on immunossuppresive therapy, who developed panniculitis. RESULTS Histological features strongly(More)
The paraneoplastic syndromes are an a group of clinical manifestations of uncommon frequency that they are associated with tumors and they often are precursors of these. The Sweet's syndrome is a dermatosis characterized by fever, erythematous plaques and infiltrate consisting of mature neutrophils. It occurs occasionally in association with hematologic(More)
BACKGROUND The keratocystic odontogenic tumour (KCOT), formerly known as the odontogenic keratocyst, is a benign intra-osseous odontogenic tumour. The KCOT is characterised by a potential for locally destructive behaviour and a relatively high recurrence rate. Most KCOT are incidentally discovered as well-defined unilocular or multilocular radiolucencies on(More)
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