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BACKGROUND Anastomotic leaks after bariatric surgery carry high morbidity and mortality. We aimed to describe our experience of the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal anastomotic leaks in patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass in a single institution. METHODS Of 1,200 patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with(More)
Cystic echinococcosis is endemic in the Rio Negro province of Argentina. After 30 years of control using praziquantel in dogs the transmission rate to humans and sheep has decreased significantly, however transmission persists. The objective of the study is to assess the impact of the inclusion of the EG95 vaccine for sheep in the control programme,(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) is a commonly performed bariatric surgical procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity (MO). Obesity-related co-morbidities reduce the quality and expectancy of life. We assessed gastrointestinal quality of life in patients following LRYGBP. METHODS The Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index(More)
A mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) transmission system was developed which could transmit single-lead ECG data via GSM mobile telephony. Ambulance transmission trials comprised a total of 72 communications, of which 94% were successful. The system was able to redial up to a predetermined number of times until the GSM call was re-established (during the trials(More)
BACKGROUND We report on a novel mutation (S270T) in the M2 domain of the GLRA1 (alpha subunit of the glycine receptor) gene causing autosomal dominant hyperekplexia in a neonate, the mother and maternal uncle. All affected members showed the typical clinical features of the disorder. This novel S270T (T1188A) mutation is located in the boundary of the(More)
We developed an integrated model of telemedicine services in emergency medical care. The architecture was designed to support pre-hospital management. The experimental work was carried out with the collaboration of the emergency medical services (EMS) in Madrid. Two different study populations were defined: a control population using conventional EMS(More)
OVERVIEW In newborns with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, neuroimaging is the best available predictor of neurodevelopmental outcome. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings in congenital CMV infection have seldom been described. Neonates with central nervous system infections present high CSF Beta(2)-microglobulin (beta(2)-m) levels. (More)
Although telepsychiatry in the form of videoconferencing has been well received in terms of increasing access to care and user satisfaction, few data on treatment outcomes and efficacy from telepsychiatry applications are available at the present time. This paper evaluates the efficacy of telepsychiatry through videoconference in the treatment of mental(More)
Human Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common cause of intrauterine and perinatal infections worldwide. Postnatal CMV transmission has usually no consequences, but in some cases it may produce disease in preterm infants. Literature reports a broad range of breast milk-acquired CMV infections (5.7-58.6%), which depends on the study's design and the(More)