José Cantero Perona

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UNLABELLED There is some controversy regarding the prevalence of tonsillectomy and appendectomy among patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and a lower rate of appendectomy among patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). However, some environmental and familial factors that could alter those figures have not been studied. OBJECTIVE To explore the prevalence of(More)
Achalasia is a disease of unknown origin in which there is a denervation of the myenteric plexus on the smooth muscle of the lower oesophageal sphincter, causing a cardial stenosis and a loss of efficacy of oesophageal peristalsis. The predominant symptoms are dysphagia for solids and liquids and regurgitation of the retained food. Occasionally, there may(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To determin whether cyclosporine is effective in inducing remission in patients with severe active inflammatory bowel disease, refractory to steroids. METHODOLOGY Twenty-three patients with severe and steroid-refractory inflammatory bowel disease (15 ulcerative colitis and 8 Crohn's disease) were included. The Mayo Clinic Score and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography colonography (CTC) compared with conventional colonoscopy (CC). METHODS Patients with an indication of CC were included. Fifty patients underwent CTC using multidetector CT before diagnostic colonoscopy was performed by an expert colonoscopist. Diagnostic accuracy was assessed(More)
OBJECTIVES Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is a condition characterized by dysphagia and frequent food impaction in young adults. The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical aspects, endoscopic features, pH-metric and motility disorders in EE. PATIENTS AND METHODS Adult patients with EE were prospectivity included. Endoscopy with biopsy, stationary(More)
BACKGROUND In Spain neither the cost of digestive endoscopies nor the complexity index (CI) have been objectively estimated. Consequently, the profitability of an endoscopy unit cannot be evaluated. OBJECTIVES 1: To classify endoscopies according to the time taken to accomplish them in order to estimate the CI and determine the relative value unit (RVU).(More)
OBJECTIVES Lower intestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a frequent reason for hospitalization; however, the prognostic factors have not been clearly defined. The aim of this paper was to analyze several clinical parameters and the management of this entity in our department from 2005 to 2007. MATERIAL AND METHODS all hospitalized patients with LGIB were(More)