Claudia Olivares

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BACKGROUND The most frequent causes of dysphagia in children are benign strictures and therefore require special consideration. OBJECTIVE To evaluate safety and efficacy of endoscopic dilation in children with benign esophageal strictures. MATERIAL-METHODS-RESULTS: Twenty four consecutive children of 1.5 to 5.5 years (mean 3.5), with benign esophageal(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of grafts from donors older than 70 years of age is increasing due to the decrease in the number of donors and the increase in waiting list patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We undertook a univariate and multivariate analysis of 980 adult recipients of whole liver grafts, 129 of them from donors aged 70 years or older. RESULTS No(More)
Wandering spleen is a very rare defect characterized by the absence or weakness of one or more of the ligaments that hold the spleen in its normal position in the upper left abdomen. Patient symptomatology is variable and ranges from mere feeling of an abdominal lump to sudden abdominal pain due to infarction. Patients may have subacute to chronic abdominal(More)
AIM To investigate if conversion to the mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORi) improves renal function in diabetic and/or hypertensive liver transplant patients immunosuppressed with tacrolimus or cyclosporine. METHODS The study included 86 liver graft recipients immunosuppressed with mTORi treatment after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT),(More)
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