Javier Cruz Salgado

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INTRODUCTION Selection of candidates for surgical fellowships has traditionally been based on subjective evaluations by the program directors and references from previous positions. The introduction of well-validated objective methods of assessment has allowed us to evaluate candidates' technical skills and base the selection process on objective, reliable,(More)
This study further evaluated the in vitro activity of anidulafungin (VER002, Versicor Inc.) (LY303366) against 460 clinical yeast isolates. MICs of anidulafungin, fluconazole and itraconazole were determined by following the NCCLS M27-A guidelines. Minimum fungicidal concentrations (MFCs) of anidulafungin were determined for 230 isolates of Candida spp. The(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported a high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and a greater incidence of anastomotic ulcer in patients positive for H. pylori, leading to recommendations for routine preoperative screening. Our hypotheses were that the prevalence of H. pylori in patients(More)
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the usefulness of two biomarkers—procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP)—in addition to the CURB-65 score for assessing the site of care and the etiology of non-severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). We conducted a prospective observational study from April 1, 2006, to June 30, 2007, in a single(More)
Motivated by the need of poor and rural Mexico, where the population has limited access to advanced medical technology and services, we have developed a new paradigm for medical diagnostic based on the technology of "Volumetric Electromagnetic Phase Shift Spectroscopy" (VEPS), as an inexpensive partial substitute to medical imaging. VEPS, can detect changes(More)
PURPOSE Endoscopically unresectable apparently benign colorectal polyps are considered by some surgeons as ideal for their early laparoscopic colectomy experience. Our hypotheses were: (1) a substantial fraction of patients undergoing laparoscopic colectomy for apparently benign colorectal neoplasia will have adenocarcinoma on final pathology; and (2) in(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a method for avoiding conversion to laparotomy in patients considered for laparoscopic colectomy. Patients deemed to be at high risk for conversion to laparotomy were initially approached via an 8-cm midline incision ("peek port") with the laparoscopic equipment unopened. If intraperitoneal conditions(More)
Incisional hernia (IH) is a relatively common sequelae of sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis. The aim of this study was to investigate factors that may predict IH in diverticulitis patients. Two hundred and one diverticulitis patients undergoing sigmoidectomy between January 2002 and December 2012 were identified (mean follow-up 5.15 ± 2.33 years). Patients(More)