Elena O'Callaghan

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AIMS To assess the protective effect of gum acacia (GA) on the performance of Lactobacillus paracasei NFBC 338 during spray-drying, subsequent storage and exposure of the culture to porcine gastric juice. METHODS AND RESULTS For these studies, Lact. paracasei NFBC 338 was grown in a mixture of reconstituted skim milk (10% w/v) and GA (10% w/v) to mid log(More)
Despite widespread adoption of percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy within the critical care setting, there is still uncertainty regarding long-term complications, particularly in relation to missed or subclinical tracheal stenosis. In this study, all patients underwent tracheostomy using a single tapered dilator ≥ three months prior to enrollment and(More)
INTRODUCTION Helicobacter pylori (HP) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of gastric adenocarcinoma. Published data on HP infection and its association with both histological subtype and tumor localization are contradictory and few data are available on this topic in Spain. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association of HP infection(More)
AIM:Quadruple therapy is generally recommended as second-line therapy after Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication failure. However, this regimen requires the administration of four drugs with a complex scheme, is associated with a relatively high incidence of adverse effects, and bismuth salts are not available worldwide anymore. Our aim was to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients having undergone gastrectomy for non-neoplastic disease who later developed gastric stump cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective study of all patients with partial gastrectomy for non-malignant peptic disease who were submitted to an endoscopic exploration between 1995(More)
BACKGROUND The Rockall score is used to assess the prognosis of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. AIM To assess the applicability of the Rockall score in patients undergoing endoscopic therapy for upper gastrointestinal bleeding. METHODS Retrospective evaluation of the Rockall score in the period 1995-2001. To evaluate the applicability of(More)
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