Jaime Zighelboim

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We wished to determine if visceral perception in the rectum and stomach is altered in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and to evaluate the effects on visceral sensation of 5-HT3 receptor blockade. Twelve community patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome and 10 healthy controls were studied in a double-blind, randomized,(More)
Hematochezia from mucosal vascular lesions usually confined to the rectum represents an uncommon but problematic late complication of pelvic radiotherapy. We studied 47 patients with medically refractory hematochezia resulting from radiation-induced rectosigmoid mucosal vascular lesions. All lesions were endoscopically coagulated with Nd:YAG laser. Median(More)
Primary colonic lymphomas are rare, but we identified 15 cases at our institution between 1973 and 1992. They comprised 5.8% of all cases of gastrointestinal lymphoma (15 of 259) and 0.16% of all cases of colon cancer (15 of 9,193) during the last 20 years. The most common presenting symptoms were abdominal pain and weight loss (40% each). In seven patients(More)
The aim of this study was to compare in vitro various methods for recording intestinal sensitivity and compliance. Relationships between volume and pressure were determined in segments of penrose tubing and pig gut ("artificial intestine') using pressure increments of 2 mmHg (0-24 mmHg). We tested two direct methods of distension of the entire segments (by(More)
Disseminated histoplasmosis is a systemic fungal infection that may occur in previously healthy or immunocompromised patients. The condition is being recognized with increasing frequency in persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. The most common organs involved include the lung, bone marrow, lymph nodes, liver, adrenals and central nervous(More)
We aimed to record fundic motor activity in man using the barostat to ascertain if fundic motility is affected by rectal distension. The distal ends of two barostat tubes were placed in the gastric fundus and rectum in 10 healthy volunteers. The gastric bag was first inflated to a constant pressure level that recorded phasic motor activity as changes in(More)
We wished to determine if visceral perception in the rectum and stomach is altered in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and to evaluate the effects on visceral sensation of 5-HT3 receptor blockade. Twelve community patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome and 10 healthy controls were studied in a double-blind, randomized,(More)
We aimed to determine if abnormalities in the shape of the duodenal loop would be useful in identifying patients with gastroduodenal dysmotility. Retrospectively, 126 consecutive patients with suspected functional abdominal symptoms who underwent upper gastrointestinal barium x-ray studies and gastrointestinal manometry were independently evaluated.(More)
Isolation of Edwardsiella tarda in humans has been associated with an asymptomatic carrier state as well as mild, self-limited diarrheal illness. Extraintestinal manifestations have included soft-tissue infections, meningitis, osteomyelitis, cholangitis, and sepsis. Only three cases of patients who had documented hepatic abscess due to E. tarda have been(More)