Jorge Suazo

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¶Objective. To investigate clinical relevance and prognostic value of brain tissue oxygen response (TOR: response of brain tissue pO2 to changes in arterial pO2) in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Patients and methods. In a prospective cohort study TOR was investigated in 41 patients with severe TBI (Glasgow Coma Score ≤8) in whom continuous monitoring of(More)
The Latin-American Consensus on Chronic Constipation aimed to establish guidelines to improve the identification, diagnosis and treatment of this disorder in the region. Two coordinators and an honorary coordinator established the process and the topics to be discussed, based on a systematic review of the literature published in the previous 10 years, since(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of atypical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients with esophagitis compared to controls. METHODS We studied consecutive patients who underwent upper endoscopy between January and August of 1997. They were classified in two groups: a) Cases, patients with endoscopic diagnosis of reflux esophagitis,(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS To inform the morbidity and mortality observed in cirrhotic patients who underwent open cholecystectomy. METHODS We reviewed the clinical records of 31 cirrhotics that underwent open cholecystectomy and they were compared with a control group of the same age and sex. RESULTS Despite administration of plasma or vitamin K or both,(More)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are widely used in current clinical practice. Several gastric lesions occur as a side effect. This review paper describes the spectrum of gastric lesions, its pathogenesis, prevalence and incidence as well as clinical data, common risk factors, treatment and the prophylaxis of NSAID gastric toxicity.
AIM To know the results in the treatment of acute infectious cholangitis (IAC) and to identify risk factors related to morbidity and mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS We reviewed the records of patients with AIC in a 7 year period. Clinical presentation, diagnostic methods and treatment were analyzed. RESULTS There were 85 cases (61% females and 39%(More)
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