Cristina Garfia

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Circulating neutrophils from cirrhotic patients have a reduced capacity to generate superoxide anion (O(2)(-)), which might contribute to frequent bacterial infections in these patients. We studied the signal transduction pathways involved in the generation of O(2)(-) in neutrophils from 98 cirrhotic patients and 46 healthy controls. (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of celiac disease among the adult population of Madrid by measuring antibodies against tissue transglutaminase as serologic screening method. POPULATION AND METHODS 2,215 subjects participated voluntarily in this study. All of them completed a clinical questionnaire. We determined the levels(More)
OBJECTIVES:The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with the presence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC).METHODS:We studied 98 patients with CHC [47 with NASH (group HCV/NASH), 51 without NASH (group HCV)] and 85 with NASH not infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) (group NASH). We determined(More)
Bleeding and thrombosis are serious complications of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The aim of this paper was to describe the results of a screening for coagulation disorders, including for thrombophilic factors, in potential living liver graft donors and to evaluate thrombotic and bleeding events in donors and recipients, during and after the(More)
A 34-year-old man had asymptomatic hepatomegaly, slightly increased serum alanine aminotransferase and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase levels, and a sonographic pattern suggesting diffuse hepatic steatosis. Liver biopsy revealed fatty change in 25% to 50% of hepatocytes. The patient also had low serum levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and met clinical,(More)
Eosinophilic cholecystitis is a rare form of cholecystitis. Histologically, it is characterized by a dense, transmural leukocyte infiltrate composed of more than 90% eosinophils. The etiology remains obscure, although it had been associated with allergies, parasites, hypereosinophilic syndromes, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, cholelithiasis, and acalculous(More)
BACKGROUND short-bowel transplantation has experienced a substantial growth worldwide following improved results from the late 1990's on, and its coverage by Medicare. According to the International Registry (1985-2005), a total of 1,292 intestinal transplants for 1,210 patients in 65 hospitals across 20 countries have been carried out thus far. OBJECTIVE(More)
INTRODUCTION Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) is an alternative approach for the examination of the colon in patients who refuse colonoscopy or after incomplete colonoscopy (IC). We conducted a study to determine the frequency of complete colonoscopy after IC, the diagnostic yield of CCE, the therapeutic impact of lesions found in CCE, the level of colon(More)
Clopidogrel, an adenosine biphosphate receptor antagonist, inhibits platelet aggregation and is widely used to prevent thrombotic complications of atherosclerosis or after percutaneous coronary stent placement. Various studies have shown that clopidogrel is as safe as aspirin and better tolerated than ticlopidine.1,2 The most common adverse effects are(More)