Montserrat Villatoro

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BACKGROUND Few studies have evaluated the impact of hybrid versus purely restrictive bariatric surgery on lipid profile, with the results being contradictory. The effect of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) on lipid profile was compared. METHODS A nonrandomized prospective cohort study was conducted on(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the need of vitamin D supplementation to achieve normal 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels after bariatric surgery and whether there were differences between laparoscopy sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). METHODS A total of 164 morbid obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery from January(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) achieve similar type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remission rates. Since a great variability exists in defining T2DM remission, an expert panel proposed partial and complete remission criteria that include the maintenance of fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the influence of patient characteristics, preoperative weight loss, and type of surgical procedure on long-term weight loss after bariatric surgery (BS). METHODS Subjects were a prospective cohort of 95 patients who underwent BS with 4 years of follow-up. Seventy-seven patients (81.1%) underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y(More)
SETTING The DOTS strategy was introduced in El Salvador in 1997 and had become fully implemented countrywide by 2001. Previously, many deficiencies were identified in the management of patients with tuberculosis (TB). OBJECTIVE To ascertain the prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to first-line drugs. DESIGN A national prospective survey(More)
BACKGROUND Private and non-private specialist practitioners are often considered an obstacle to the performance of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of an intensive refresher course directed at specialist physicians in El Salvador, a questionnaire was sent to all course participants on their basic(More)
BACKGROUND Few data exist on factors associated with hypertension (HTN) remission post-bariatric surgery. No information on factors that may predict HTN relapse is available. The aims were to assess the HTN remission and relapse rates at 1 and 3 years, respectively, post-bariatric surgery, and determine predictive factors. METHODS A nonrandomized(More)
PURPOSE Given the lack of evidence of the effect of bariatric surgery (BS) on atherogenic dyslipidemia (AD), which is a characteristic of obese subjects, this study aimed to describe the remission rate of AD 1 year after BS in severely obese patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A non-randomised, prospective cohort study was conducted in patients undergoing(More)
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