Manuel A Martínez-Vázquez

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Quality metrics allows health care to be standardized and monitored. The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) established quality metrics for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in 2011, but compliance is unknown. Patients with IBD seen in the gastroenterology clinics at a tertiary care medical center during April 2013 were included. Charts were(More)
We report the case of an Hispanic female diabetic patient admitted to our hospital complaining of progressive abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea and vomiting. Work-up included an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan which reported a large liver mass consistent with atypical abscess. Serum alpha-fetoprotein value was normal, so a fine needle aspiration(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pancreatitis (AP) etiology and frequency vary in relation to geographic region. AIMS To determine the etiology, frequency, and mortality of AP in a Mexican population. PATIENTS AND METHODS We carried out a prospective study of first episode AP patients over a period of 6 years. RESULTS A total of 605 patients with a mean age of 40(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) compromises two entities: Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn Disease (CD). The incidence and prevalence vary widely in relation to ethnicity and demographic localization. Historically it has been considered a rare disease in Mexico. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of new UC cases and their clinical(More)
Biologics are increasingly being used to modify the course of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Some main agents are monoclonal antibodies and a fusion-protein that target TNF. This group includes adalimumab, infliximab, certolizumab pegol, golimumab and etanercept. Although the efficacy of anti-TNFs is supported by numerous randomized clinical trials,(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of coagulase-negative staphylococci reported as causative agents of nosocomial infections has risen in the last decade. The aim of this study was to characterize biofilm formation, antibiotic resistance, SCCmec type, and genetic relatedness in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus cohnii, Staphylococcus hominis, and Staphylococcus(More)
Herein, we describe the isolation of Staphylococcus pasteuri, Staphylococcus pettenkoferi and Staphylococcus gallinarum and summarize the clinical characteristics of five patients. Cases were identified over a 2-year surveillance period that identified the respective strains using microbiologic and molecular methods. These data suggest that rare(More)