Claudio Trigo

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UNLABELLED We compared the analgesic efficacy and the degree of motor block achieved with epidural infusion of 0.0625% bupivacaine (Group B) versus 0.1% ropivacaine (Group R), both with 0.0002% fentanyl (2 microg/mL) in laboring patients. A prospective, double-blinded study was performed in 98 ASA physical status I-II parturients who were divided randomly(More)
UNLABELLED The diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis is based on morphological and functional data. To evaluate exocrine function, the secretin-cholecystokinin test is the gold standard but this is invasive and frequently unavailable. Recently, fecal elastase-1 determination has been investigated as an indirect test of pancreatic function. OBJECTIVE To(More)
BACKGROUND Serum and urine concentrations of the activation peptide of carboxypeptidase B (CAPAP) and urinary trypsinogen activation peptide (TAP) as prognostic markers in acute pancreatitis were compared. METHOD Fifty-two patients with acute pancreatitis hospitalized within 24 hours after symptom onset were prospectively studied. Blood and urine samples(More)
To the Editor: We report a 27-year-old woman diagnosed with Crohn’s disease (CD) 15 years ago after surgical resection of an inflammatory tumor of the ileum and sigmoid, and performance of a double ileocolonic and colorectal anastomosis. A recurrence in preanastomotic ileum despite treatment with mesalazine was noted; after a new flare-up of activity 4(More)
Chronic asymptomatic elevation of pancreatic enzymes is a well known entity although little has been reported. In most cases chronic asymptomatic elevation of amylase is due to a salival isoamylase increase or macroamylasemia. However, we have studied 10 cases with an increase in amylases due to pancreatic isoamylase and an increase in the remaining(More)
INTRODUCTION Proteinuria is a common finding in acute pancreatitis (AP). Increased urinary beta 2-microglobulin can be explained by renal tubular malfunction induced by substances released from the pancreas. The degree of renal tubular malfunction may reflect the severity of AP. AIM To assess proteinuria and urinary beta 2-microglobulin as prognostic(More)
Occult hepatitis B virus infection (OBI) is characterized by the absence of HBsAg and persistence of the virus genome (HBV-DNA) in liver tissue and/or blood. OBI has been reported in several clinical contexts. However, the clinical significance of OBI in tuberculosis (TB) treatment is unknown. We investigated the OBI prevalence and its impact on the risk of(More)
We present 2 patients who developed tension pneumopericardium after undergoing unilateral lung transplantation, describing their clinical evolution after surgery until the diagnosis of tension pneumopericardium. In both cases aspiration of air from the pericardium resulted in improved hemodynamic status. Tension pneumopericardium is rare in adults. Our(More)