Jorge Suazo-Baráhona

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Obesity is considered an independent risk factor for the development of severe acute pancreatitis (AP). The purpose of this study was to define the type of fat distribution related to severity in AP. METHODS Eighty-eight patients with first-time AP underwent measurements of weight, height, waist and hip circumferences, and skinfold(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Obesity has been associated with a worse prognosis in acute pancreatitis. According to some authors, obesity favours the development of local complications, while according to other reports obese patients presented more frequently systemic complications. Few studies find a relationship between obesity and mortality in acute pancreatitis. We(More)
Objective:In this study we evaluate the association between obesity and complication development in patients with a first-attack acute pancreatitis (AP), and investigate the influence of comorbid factors on this association.Methods:Medical records of 150 patients with AP were reviewed. General data, AP etiology, admission AP prognostic criteria, and(More)
tion. Kotschy et al. (2) first reported on plasma CS activation in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients during a relapse. Stadnicki et al. (3) demonstrated contact activation in experimental IBD and showed that a specific inhibitor of plasma K modulated the inflammation and normalized the CS. Stadnicki et al. (4) examined CS in UC patients versus controls to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate if the histamine H2 blockers (H2B) are adequately prescribed in hospitalized patients outside intensive care units. BACKGROUND H2B are frequently prescribed. However their good tolerance and easy access have contributed to misuse them. METHODS Six hundred and seventy eighth hospitalized patients from three different Mexican(More)
Improving the outcome of acute pancreatitis through prognostic markers has been a matter of ample research. We evaluate the clinical usefulness of four serum markers in comparison to Ranson’s score. Serum measurements of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6, -10 (IL-6, IL-10), and pancreatitis-associated protein (PAP) were performed. The usefulness of(More)
HYPOTHESIS A worse clinical outcome might be expected in patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) who receive intravenous contrast medium for a nondynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomographic (CECT) study early during hospital admission. DESIGN Cohort analytic study. SETTING Tertiary care center. PATIENTS Of 126 patients with mild AP, 52 patients(More)
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