Israel García García

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A prospective epidemiological study was carried out over 1 year to evaluate vitamin B complex dietary intake and status in Cuba, 2 years after the Cuban neuropathy epidemic of 1993. Of the 199 healthy middle-aged men selected, 141 completed the study. Volunteers were followed up every 3 months for 1 year. Dietary intake and status of thiamin, riboflavin,(More)
Fourteen cases are presented of preoperative portal vein thrombosis complicating orthotopic liver transplantation from an experience of 195 transplants carried out between April 1986 and April 1991. In four patients who suffered rethrombosis of the portal vein, the mortality rate was 100 per cent from various causes. Overall there were six deaths; two of(More)
UNLABELLED Currently liver transplantation is the treatment of choice for early hepatocellular carcinoma and end-stage liver disease. We analyzed our experience to identify factors that could be used to select patients who will benefit from liver transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS From April 1986 to December 2001, 71 (8.7%) of 816 LT performed in our(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of anatomic variations of hepatic artery (HA) in order to evaluate if anatomical anomalies may be associated with an increased incidence of hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Moreover, we focused on arterial reconstructive technique associated with a low(More)
A retrospective analysis of 1,856 patients treated by esophageal achalasia in 23 different surgical departments from seven countries is reported. The predominant symptom was dysphagia (100%), pain, vomiting and weight loss (76.1%). The most useful diagnostic methods were: barium meal (85%), manometry (100%), endoscopy (100%) and 99mTc (100%). Conservative(More)
The authors report their experience with 6 patients requiring liver transplantation who suffered with liver infestation by Echinococcus granulosus. One patient presented with acute Budd-Chiari syndrome because obstruction of hepatic veins was produced during the first operation; the other 5 patients received liver transplants for terminal chronic liver(More)
INTRODUCTION The piggyback technique was first described in adult liver transplantation in 1989, although it has been used in conjunction with venous bypass, with cross-clamping the vena cava, or both. In this study, the inferior vena cava was not occluded at any time during the liver transplant. OBJECTIVE We compared the use of intraoperative blood(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing number of recipients on the waiting list for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) and the scarcity of donors contribute to recipient pretransplantation mortality. One important measure to increase the donor liver pool would be to accept the previously discarded donors who are more than 80 years old. METHODS From November 1996(More)