Juan José Sebastián

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES immune system alteration in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients may be modulated by probiotics. We assessed the efficacy of some probiotic species in alleviating characteristic IBS symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS a meta-analysis of all identified randomized controlled trials comparing probiotics with placebo in treating IBS(More)
Duplications of the digestive tract are very unusual entities that can be located in any other part of the Gastrointestinal tract. However the most frequent location is the jejunoileal one. We report the case of a giant chylous intestinal cyst duplication, located in the ileum, diagnosed in a 41 year-old man.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Levosulpiride is a benzamide derivate D(2) dopamine antagonist with prokinetic activity that can accelerate gastric emptying and reduce discomfort in response to gastric distention. The aim of the study is to compare the clinical efficacy of levosulpiride and cisapride in patients with dysmotility-like functional dyspepsia. METHODS In a(More)
We present a case of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the liver (EHL). The imaging techniques did not permit the diagnosis. A liver biopsy was done under laparoscopy. One year later, the patient remains without symptoms in spite of the presence of lung metastases and the therapeutic abstention. The most outstanding aspects of this rare hepatic tumor are(More)
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, biliopancreatic diversion (BPD; Scopinaro's technique), and BPD with distal gastric preservation (BPDGP) are different surgical procedures, currently performed with laparoscopic assistance, successfully used as a treatment for morbid obesity. All of these modalities bear the burden of a difficult access when it comes to explore and(More)
Les auteurs rapportent un cas d’angiodysplasie étendue, localisée uniquement au rectum et au sigmoïde distal. Les aspects caractéristiques de cette malformation artério-veineuse sont présentés et discutés. We report a patient with massive angiodysplasia affecting only the rectum and distal sigmoid. Relevant aspects of this arteriovenous malformation are(More)
AIM To compare the efficacy of omeprazole (40 mgs/12 h i.v.) and cimetidine (1,200 mgs/i.v./day) in the management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Randomized, prospective open clinical trial. The end points are: mortality, surgical requirements, transfusion requirements, and length of hospitalization in Bleeding Unit and Hospital.(More)
Metastatic tumors to the gastrointestinal tract are rare; the stomach and small bowel are the most common organs involved. Lung cancer, renal cell carcinoma, breast carcinoma, and malignant melanoma are the most common primary tumors metastatic to the duodenum. We report a metastasis to the duodenum from an adenocarcinoma of the cecum presenting as a(More)