José Richart

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of acute diverticulitis and its capacity to predict posterior complications in patients undergoing medical treatment. A review was made of the histories of 208 hospitalized patients (262 admissions) initially diagnosed with acute diverticulitis over a 5-year period.(More)
Background: Gallstone ileus is an uncommon cause of mechanical obstruction. Its high mortality rate can be reduced with earlier diagnosis and treatment. We wanted to determine whether ultrasound (US) performed after plain film increases the sensitivity for the preoperative diagnosis. Methods: We performed a 5-year retrospective analysis of radiologic and(More)
BACKGROUND The decrease in the prevalence of infarction in the population has not been accompanied by a reduction in postinfarct mortality, particularly in the population segment which does not present major symptoms of coronary disease. The aim of the present study was to determine the incidence and predictive factors of cardiac complications in patients(More)