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BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease impairs patients' perception of health and has a negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Most studies include patients from a single hospital. This may bias limit results through the use of small patient samples and/or samples within a restricted disease spectrum. METHODS HRQOL was measured in(More)
In order to analyse the prevalence and significance of cryoglobulinaemia in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and the possible relationship of cryoglobulinaemia with the genotypes of HCV, we studied 89 patients with chronic HCV infection, 42 healthy controls and 22 patients with alcoholic cirrhosis. The patients with HCV were divided(More)
OBJECTIVES To define the role that sexual transmission plays in the spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and to examine the influence of coexistent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection on this mode of transmission. DESIGN A multicentre, seroprevalence study of anti-HCV performed in the stable heterosexual partners (SHP) of index cases(More)
BACKGROUND To analyze the clinical, bacteriologic, diagnostic and therapeutic features of patients with Fasciola hepatica (FH) in our hospital. PATIENTS AND METHOD We reviewed all the patients with a diagnosis of fascioliasis from 1975 to 1999 in the Aranzazu Hospital in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa, Spain). Diagnosis was made by direct vision of adult(More)
AIM To analyze the indications, efficacy and safety of sphincteroplasty in our centre. METHODS A retrospective study of sphincteroplasty in 53 cases of papilla at high risk was performed in 2004-2006. The procedure consisted of duodenoscopy with Olympus TJF 145 Videoduodenoscope, approach to the biliary tract using a catheter with a guidewire, and(More)
We report two cases of acute hepatotoxicity after treatment with amoxicillin-clavulanic. Viral hepatitis serology and autoantibodies were negative. Biliary tree obstruction and other etiologies were excluded. After discontinuation of the drug the evolution was favorable with clinical improvement and normalization of liver tests. Liver biopsy made in one(More)