Marta Graciela Cabrera

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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)
The eggs from Echinococcus granulosus contaminate the environment spreading out the disease among the herbivorous. The differential diagnosis of the embriophores recovered from the soil is very difficult by morphologic and immunologic methods. In this paper we evaluate the EgO/DNA-IM1 for identification of E. granulosus oncosphere DNA and differentiation of(More)
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and micro-ELISA were evaluated for their ability to detect anti-Fasciola hepatica antibodies in humans by using excretory-secretory antigen. The sensitivity of each method was 100%, but the specificity was 100% for ELISA and 97% for micro-ELISA. The micro-ELISA could be used as a screening assay and ELISA could be(More)
We report a PCR-based assay for the detection of Enterocytozoon bieneusi. We extracted DNA from feces which had been applied to filter paper disks and evaluated four preserving solutions. Infected specimens were identified by electrophoresis of amplicons from concentrated formalin-fixed samples and unconcentrated fresh feces. Our findings demonstrate that(More)
Twelve children with lumbar discitis were reviewed. The average age at diagnosis was 2.5 years. Seven were girls, and the follow-up varied between 2 and 10 years (average 5 years). The clinical signs were general irritability, abdominal or hip pain and refusal to walk or to sit. The erythrosedimentation rate was elevated in all but two. Radiographic(More)
Sarcocystis sp is a tissue coccidian parasite in humans that causes intestinal and muscular sarcocystosis in immunocompetent patients. Intestinal sarcocystosis can be diagnosed at the tissue level in the lamina propria of the small bowel and by fecal examination. Muscular sarcocystosis is diagnosed by microscopic examination of muscle biopsies. This report(More)
Microsporidia are emerging as opportunistic pathogens in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Enterocytozoon bieneusi is the most commonly reported microsporidium that is detected in gastrointestinal specimens. This report describes an in situ hybridization technique with a 30-base specific synthetic DNA probe for detection of E bieneusi(More)
Microsporidia are protozoa parasites responsible for significant gastrointestinal disease in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus. We evaluated a PCR assay of stool samples, duodenal aspirates, and biopsy specimens from patients with Enterocytozoon bieneusi infection. A 210-bp DNA fragment of the unique rRNA intergenic spacer could be(More)
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 Beta2-microglobulin (β2-m) levels. The objectives of(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)