Iñaki Eizaguirre

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Probiotics are live organisms that survive passage through the gastrointestinal tract and have beneficial effects on the host. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium have been recommended for cholesterol lowering, acute diarrhea, prevention of cancer, or inflammatory bowel disease. On the other hand, after massive bowel resection, bacterial(More)
In this article, we report two new cases of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome in children and review the literature over the past twenty years. This series of 70 cases demonstrates that the clinical pictures observed in children are similar to those of adults. Rectal prolapse or extrusion of polyps can be the clue to the diagnosis at an early age, even in the absence(More)
A major unanswered question in autologous cell therapy is the appropriate timing for cell isolation. Many of the putative target diseases arise with old age and previous evidence, mainly from animal models, suggests that the stem/progenitor cell pool decreases steadily with age. Studies with human cells have been generally hampered to date by poor sample(More)
BACKGROUND Despite its increasing popularity, laparoscopic appendectomy does not put an unanimous end to the answer to the best treatment for appendicitis. Although the postoperative stay is shorter, the wound infection practically does not exist and scars are minimal, some publications question its advantages due to the incidence of intra-abdominal(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) frequently complicates the clinical course of children suffering from conditions leading to upper airway obstruction (UAO) (choanal atresia, tracheomalacia, esophageal atresia, vascular rings, etc). In an attempt to explore whether partial airway obstruction causes changes in the normal thoracoabdominal pressure gradients, we(More)
This investigation aims at providing simpler methods for reading esophageal extended pH-metering tracings. Because the currently used parameters only quantify frequency and duration of acid exposure, we have measured the area between the pH curve and the pH 4 line (area under curve [AUC]) in an attempt to include in the evaluation the severity of acid(More)
Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GER) frequently complicates the clinical course of children suffering from conditions leading to upper airway obstruction (UAO) (choanal atresia, tracheomalacia, oesophageal atresia, vascular rings etc.). In an attempt to explore whether partial airway obstruction causes changes in the normal thoraco-abdominal pressure gradients,(More)
A 12-year-old hemophilic boy was admitted because of acute abdomen with intraabdominal bleeding. The cause was a giant intramural duodenal hematoma that resolved after 16 days of parenteral nutrition. This condition is a rare complication of coagulation disorders, but it should be suspected in cases with internal blood loss. Abdominal ultrasonography,(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE An adaptive process starts in the remaining intestine after massive resection, and several trophic factors including growth hormone (GH), epidermal growth factor (EGF), and insulin (INS) have been shown to have a positive effect on it. Bacterial translocation (BT) is frequent after extensive small bowel resection, but the effects of GH,(More)
BACKGROUND Probiotics are live organisms that survive passage through the gastrointestinal tract and have beneficial effects on the host. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium have been recommended in cholesterol lowering, acute diarrhea, prevention of cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. On the other hand, after massive bowel resection bacterial overgrowth is(More)