José Antonio Cortés-Lares

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INTRODUCTION Hemorrhoidal disease occurs in 50% of people aged > 40 years and is the most common reason for anorectal surgery. Pain is the main complication. Multiple topical and systemic drugs have been investigated for pain control, but there is no ideal treatment. Metronidazole has been shown to decrease postoperative pain but is not used widely. (More)
BACKGROUND Acute pancreatitis is the most common major complication after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Many drugs have been evaluated for prophylaxis, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are potent inhibitors of phospholipase A2 and play a role in the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis. Rectal NSAIDs have(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effectiveness of intralesional administration of onabotulinumtoxinA in patients with Peyronie’s disease (PD). MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective therapeutic cohort study was undertaken in patients aged ≥ 18 years with stable PD. Intervention included one-time intralesional application of 100 U of onabotulinumtoxinA. We included(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation in patients with liver cirrhosis, portal vein thrombosis, and cavernous transformation of the portal vein, is a complex procedure with high possibility of liver graft dysfunction. It is performed in 2-19% of all liver transplants, and has a significantly high mortality rate in the post-operative period. Other procedures to(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and severity of dry eye syndrome in a group of Mexican residents of different surgical specialties. METHODS A cross-sectional descriptive study where the residents were studied using the Ocular Surface Disease Index, together with diagnostic tests for dry eye syndrome, such as tear breakup(More)
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