José Antonio Carneros Martín

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OBJECTIVES Gastrointestinal endoscopy, like all diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, must be preceded by written informed consent. The aim of this study was to evaluate the patients' acceptance and understanding of the aim of informed consent as well as to determine their perception of the investigation. METHODS For 2 months, informed consent forms were(More)
INTRODUCTION It is estimated that chronic hepatitis B affects to than 350 million people around the world. Patients with AgHB- minus account, in some areas, for between 50-80% of the total of the population with chronic hepatitis B. Spontaneous clearance is rare within these patients, the response to interferon is low and the probability of developing(More)
BACKGROUND Wexner's score is widely used to assess the severity of fecal incontinence (FI). The 36-item short form health survey (SF-36) and the Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life Scale (FIQLS), a disease-specific scale, are instruments measuring quality of life that have been validated into Spanish. AIM To evaluate quality of life in patients with FI by(More)
Inflammatory cloacogenic polyps are infrequent lesions that usually arise in the anorectal zone. The most common clinical presentation is rectal bleeding. Two cases of rectal bleeding related to cloacogenic polyps with different endoscopic appearance are reported. Endoscopists should be familiar with this entity, which should be considered in the(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIM Sedation of patients is an important complement to endoscopic procedures. The aim of this study was to analyze tolerance, complications and cost-effectiveness in patients undergoing diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHOD A total of 357 patients were prospectively studied: 138 non-sedated, 116 sedated with(More)
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