Julio Martinez Salgado

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BACKGROUND Endoscopic drainage of the biliary tree for acute cholangitis is a therapeutic modality with a lower mortality and complication rates. AIM To compare endoscopic drainage with surgical treatment in the emergency management of acute cholangitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1995 and 1998, sixty five patients with acute cholangitis were(More)
Ascites, the most common complication of cirrhosis, is associated with a poor quality of life, an increased risk of infection, and renal failure. Twenty percent of cirrhotic patients have ascites at the time of diagnosis, while 30% and 50% will develop ascites by 5 and 10 years, respectively. There are several factors that contribute to ascites formation in(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic dilatation of esophageal strictures is a simple and safe procedure. AIM To analyze the long term outcome of conservative treatment for esophageal peptic stricture in patients with high surgical risk. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty consecutive patients, 13 male, whose mean age was 75.2 years, with a peptic stricture of the esophagus(More)
Acute unilateral pulmonary edema is an unusual clinical condition occasionally associated with severe mitral valve insufficiency. We describe a patient diagnosed as having unilateral pulmonary edema after an acute anterior myocardial infarction. Echocardiograms performed in the acute phase ruled out mitral insufficiency. A perfusion lung scan showed(More)
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