Miguel Angel Velasco García

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of hernias before and after the start of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) in patients with end-stage renal disease, and to evaluate the result of a proposed surgical treatment. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS 122 patients who(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the prevalence and risk factors of the lumbar eventration after lumbotomy in the flank. MATERIAL AND METHODS Survey of 230 patients that underwent lumbotomy in the flank, with a least followup of two years. Statistical study: contingency 2 x 2 tables (Pearson's chi 2 or Fisher exact test) to compare qualitative variables, Student's(More)
INTRODUCTION Polypropylene (PP) mesh is one of the most frequently used materials in the surgical repair of ventral hernias. Despite the widely recognized ability of PP to integrate into the host tissue, these meshes may shrink during the healing process in the patient. OBJECTIVE To quantify polypropylene mesh shrinkage. PATIENTS AND METHOD A(More)