Erika Celis-Aguilar

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OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) in ambulatory patients attending a tertiary care centre, according to the American-European Consensus Group criteria, using a structured approach. METHODS Three hundred patients from rheumatology and internal medicine clinics were randomly chosen. During the screening phase, a face-to-face(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the association between oral pathology and pneumonia in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Thirty women with SLE, consecutively admitted for hospitalization because of pneumonia, and 60 noninfected controls with SLE (30 hospitalized and 30 ambulatory), matched by age, sex, and date of hospitalization to the(More)
Cochlear implants are a new surgical option in the hearing rehabilitation of patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS) in the only hearing ear. Auditory brainstem implant (ABI) has been the standard surgical treatment for these patients. We performed a literature review of patients with NF2 and patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the validity of screening tests for Sjogren's syndrome (SS) in ambulatory patients with chronic diseases. METHODS Three hundred randomly selected patients from the rheumatology and internal medicine clinics of a tertiary care center were assessed for SS according to the American-European Consensus Group criteria. During the(More)
Hearing loss is the most common symptom in patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS). In the past, compressive mechanisms caused by the tumoral mass and its growth have been regarded as the most likely causes of the hearing loss associated with VS. Interestingly, new evidence proposes molecular mechanisms as an explanation for such hearing loss. Among the(More)
OBJECTIVES This retrospective case review was performed to determine the facial function outcome of an end-to-side interposed donor grafting technique in patients who had a nonresponsive and partially injured facial nerve during a translabyrinthine approach for vestibular schwannoma resection. METHODS The study included patients with silent(More)
INTRODUCTION Even today, the treatment of intractable vertigo remains a challenge. Vestibular ablation with intratympanic gentamicin stands as a good alternative in the management of refractory vertigo patients. OBJECTIVE To control intractable vertigo through complete saccular and horizontal canal vestibular ablation with intratympanic gentamicin(More)
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