Estefanía Pérez

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OBJECTIVE Non-attendance at endoscopy procedures leads to wasted resources and increased costs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors associated with non-attendance. MATERIAL AND METHODS All patients who attended the outpatient clinic for gastroscopy or colonoscopy examinations were included in the study. Patients who missed their(More)
BACKGROUND Mustard IgE-mediated allergy is supposed to be a rare cause of food allergy, and its clinical features and cross-reactivities have not been fully elucidated. METHODS A prospective study was carried out, recruiting mustard allergic patients, and paired control subjects. A clinical questionnaire was administered, and skin-prick tests (SPT) with(More)
Nineteen well-characterized penicillin-allergic patients were investigated for their sensitivity to cephalosporins containing potentially cross-reactive side chains. All patients were administered cephamandole parenterally and, if this was tolerated, a course of oral cephaloridine was administered. Only two patients responded to the cephamandole; none of(More)
INTRODUCTION Variable stiffness colonoscope may be useful in performing colonoscopies in nonsedated patients or under endoscopist-controlled sedation. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether this instrument facilitates colonoscopy in patients under deep sedation monitored by an anaesthesiologist. METHODS Prospective and randomized study(More)
Penicillins are immunogenic when administered to humans and in some instances they can also be allergenic, inducing specific IgE antibodies. Whilst the major haptenic group, the penicilloyl, is well characterised, less is known about the relative importance of the different parts of the structure for antibody binding and how this can influence the(More)
The influence of two different carriers, poly-L-lysine (PLL) and human serum albumin (HSA) in the binding of specific IgE antibodies to the benzyl penicilloyl hapten (BPO) was determined in a solid-phase assay. Serum samples from patients with a history of immediate reaction to penicillin and which had shown the presence of IgE antibodies to BPO were used.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Several biological and epidemiological studies support a relationship between smoking and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) to increase the risk of pathology. However, there have been few studies on the potential synergistic association between specific cagA and vacA virulence factors and smoking in patients infected by Helicobacter pylori.(More)
BACKGROUND After penicillins, cephalosporins are the most important beta-lactams inducing IgE-mediated reactions. Responses may be selective or cross-reactive with common beta-lactam determinants. Unlike determinants derived from benzylpenicillin, cephalosporin allergenic determinants have not been properly identified, even though a wide variety of these(More)
We present a case of a patient who developed two episodes of angioedema after taking acetylsalicylic acid orally. Specific IgE antibodies to acetylsalicylic human serum albumin (ASA-HSA) were found. A control group of 37 patients with aspirin intolerance was studied and evidence of specific IgE antibodies was not found. The follow-up of this case shows that(More)
Three patients are reported on who suffered anaphylactic reactions after amoxycillin (AX) treatment and challenge but tolerated benzylpenicillin (BP) parenterally and orally. Two of the three patients had positive skin tests and RAST to AX reagents but negative responses to benzyl penicilloyl (BPO) specific skin tests and RAST and the minor determinant(More)