Jacqueline Reyes

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BACKGROUND The role of lactose malabsorption in ulcerative colitis is controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of lactose malabsorption in a group of ulcerative colitis patients and a control group and to modify lactose consumption in view of the results. METHODS Lactose malabsorption was studied using the hydrogen breath test in(More)
We present the results of a retrospective study of endoscopic management (with flexible endoscopy) in 501 patients admitted for suspected ingestion of a foreign body between 1977 and 1997. The mean age of the patients was 55.73 19.38. Foreign bodies were found in the esophagus in 322 patients (64.3%) and endoscopic removal was successful in 307 (95.35%).(More)
Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) accounts for 10-15% of pediatric liver transplants in the USA annually. Because the onset of FHF may be the first presentation of Wilson's disease (WD) and autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) in previously asymptomatic adolescents, determination of the etiology of FHF is critical as treatment and prognosis differ between these two(More)
Multiple gestations account for 1-2% of all births and represent 10-14% of the overall perinatal mortality, a rate five to ten times higher than that of singletons. Because of the increase use of assisted reproductive technologies, the number of high order pregnancies has steeply increased over the past 20 years. The aim of early diagnosis of multiple(More)
Tropical chronic pancreatitis is a form of idiopathic chronic pancreatitis that has not previously been described in Spain. Typically it is related to dietary factors and malnutrition, although genetic factors may also play a significant role in the development of the disease. We report a case of chronic tropical pancreatitis in a 27-year-old woman from the(More)
INTRODUCTION Identification of patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) can allow colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention through colonoscopy and polypectomies. The purpose of this study was to report the clinical characteristics of HNPCC families in our registry. PATIENTS AND METHOD HNPCC was identified using the Amsterdam criteria.(More)
The first aim of this study is to assess the frequency of osteomatous jaw lesions in patients with a diagnosis of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), and a group of FAP-relatives from the FAP registry of Majorca (Balearic Islands, Spain). The second aim is to study the predictive significance of osteomatous jaw lesions in families with FAP. The study(More)