Daniel Del Castillo Del Castillo Déjardin

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The presence of macroamylasemia should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hyperamylasemia associated with acute abdominal pain, with suspect of pancreatitis. This uncommon and poorly known abnormality is defined as a blinding of serum amylase to certain proteins forming a circulating macrocomplex which prevents renal clearance of serum amylase.(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic surgery requires a different set of skills than conventional surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of a low-cost simulator and camera for the acquisition of basic laparoscopic skills. MATERIAL AND METHODS This randomised trial involved 48 subjects (32 students and 16 surgeons). Two exercises were used,(More)
BACKGROUND Ghrelin is an important factor in the regulation of intake. Most ghrelin is synthesized in the gastric fundus, but this is not the only location. The aim of this experimental study was to analyze the effect of sleeve gastrectomy (removing fundus) on the volume of intake in four experimental models and determine how this relates to changes in(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in morbid obesity has proved to be a safe and reproducible technique. Sleeve gastrectomy, however, is not free of complications. On the other hand, gastric volvulus is reported in those subjects where, either because of laxity of the gastric anatomical fixations or incorrect position of the stomach, rotation or(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic surgery is a surgical strategy which has shown great potential in the treatment of diseases which may be associated with morbid obesity. It must be developed on the basis of both animal and clinical research. The objective of this study is to set out the various options in experimentation animals and the technical characteristics in(More)
Morbid obesity is a serious health problem whose prevalence is increasing. Expensive co-morbidities are associated to these patients, as well as a reduction in the survival. Bariatric surgery resolves the co-morbidities (type 2 diabetes mellitus, 86.6%; cardiovascular risk, 79.0%; obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, 83.6%; hypertension, 61.7%), reduces the(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic surgery can modulate weight as well as food intake and basal energy expenditure. In this study, we evaluate the effectiveness of duodenal exclusion by analysing anthropometric results, intake variations, food behaviour and calorimetric parameters. METHODS This is an experimental study with 8-week-old Sprague-Dawley male rats. The(More)
BACKGROUND The measurement of weight loss after bariatric surgery is under constant review in order to obtain the ideal standard for reporting weight loss. Several formulas have been proposed for this purpose. Our goal is to analyse weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy, with or without antrum preservation through different measurement formulas. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Complications in sleeve gastrectomy (SG) can cast a shadow over the technique's good results and compromise its safety. The aim of this study is to identify risk factors for complications, and especially those that can potentially be modified to improve safety. METHODS A retrospective multicenter cohort study was carried out, involving the(More)
Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Vein Surgery (SEPS) is one of the best procedures and a minimally invasive option for treating chronic venous insufficiency. We explain our experience with SEPS, which has been turned into a subaponeurotic approach without balloon, and assess the possible advantages of this technique. The subaponeurotic space was entered(More)