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  • L Aparisi, A Farre, +12 authors J Sastre
  • 2005
BACKGROUND Increased serum antibodies against carbonic anhydrase II (CA-II Ab) or IgG4 levels have been reported in cases of autoimmune chronic pancreatitis (ACP). AIM To assess the relevance of serum CA-II Ab and IgG4 levels for the diagnosis of ACP in idiopathic CP (ICP) versus alcoholic CP and Sjogren's syndrome (SS). SUBJECTS This was a multicentre(More)
UNLABELLED In our department we perform the appendectomy through a single periumbilical incision. A double channel laparoscope aids to locate and exteriorize the appendix. OBJECTIVE We studied this practice to determine if this technique makes it possible to make use of the advantages of laparoscopic surgery and of open surgery, decreasing costs without(More)
OBJECTIVES To value if the sensorineural hearing loss (SHL) in several autoimmune diseases (AD) is also secondary to immunomediation. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 342 cases with SHL and any AD and 301 normoacoustic controls with AD a non-specific immunologic battery of tests and a Western-blot (WB) for anticochlear autoantibodies were developed, and cases with(More)
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