E García-Díaz

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INTRODUCTION The endoscopic diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with bleeding peptic ulcer is limited by a decreased sensitivity in standard invasive tests, rapid urease test and histology. There is controversy about the convenience of using one, neither, or both diagnostic tests. AIMS To evaluate the results of simultaneously performed(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of serology (IgG ELISA) as an alternative diagnostic method for Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with gastro-duodenal peptic ulcer and digestive hemorrhage. The diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in these patients is difficult due(More)
BACKGROUND To know the prevalence of antiphospholipid antibodies in chronic hepatitis C and their relationship with disease progression. METHODS One hundred and twenty-eight patients with chronic hepatitis C and 93 healthy controls were enrolled up. We determined platelets, ALT, gamma GT, RNAHCV in serum and liver and non-organ specific antibodies, grade(More)
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