Nayeli Xochiquetzal Ortiz-Olvera

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Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) is a potential complication of immunosuppression. Crohn's disease (CD) is an immune granulomatous disorder characterized by transmural inflammation that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Its treatment is based on steroids and immunosuppressants but in non-responders, biologic compounds such as(More)
AIM Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) affects more than 30% of patients with cirrhosis, and it has been suggested that despite no recognizable clinical symptoms of neurological abnormalities, it may affect health-related quality of life (HRQL); however, this fact remains controversial. The aim of our study was to evaluate the prevalence of MHE and HRQL(More)
We present two cases of acute liver injury resulting from consumption of wild mushrooms. The first case was a male who developed acute hepatitis after ingestion of diverse mushrooms including Amanita species. His clinical course was favorable with complete recovery of liver function. The second case was a male who developed acute liver failure (ALF) after(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that liver cirrhosis (LC), regardless of etiology, may be associated with anatomical cardiac alterations. OBJECTIVE To describe the frequency and type of macroscopical anatomic cardiac abnormalities present in alcoholic and non-alcoholic cirrhotic patients in an autopsy series. MATERIAL AND METHODS The autopsy records(More)
BACKGROUND Non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP) is defined by recurrent episodes of substernal chest pain non related to ischemic heart disease, it's origin being in many cases the gastrointestinal tract; however, it may be associated to psychosomatic disorder. OBJECTIVES To investigate the main causes of NCCP and to evaluate associated psychiatric comorbidity.(More)
INTRODUCTION Non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP) is mainly related to oesophageal disease, and in spite of being a common condition in Mexico, information regarding it is scarce. AIM To assess the clinical characteristics and health-related quality of life of patients with NCCP of presumed oesophageal origin. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with NCCP of(More)
 In recent years there has been a significant increase in the consumption of dietary energy supplements (DES) associated with the parallel advertising against obesity and favoring high physical performance. We present the case and outcome of a young patient who developed acute mixed liver injury (hepatocellular and cholestatic) after ingestion of various(More)
Chronic constipation is a common health problem that significantly affects the quality of life of patients and impacts in terms of costs; current treatments based on fiber and laxatives cause dissatisfaction to doctors and patients in more than half of the cases. New drugs are now available or in very advanced stages of research, with different and(More)
INTRODUCTION Data regarding the age impact on the clinical presentation and esophageal motility in adults with idiopathic achalasia are scarce. OBJECTIVE To asses the clinical and manometric features of elderly patients with idiopathic achalasia. METHODS The medical charts of 159 patients diagnosed with achalasia were divided into two groups according(More)
BACKGROUND Among the many methods proposed to predict the presence of fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C are the indices models obtained from serum biochemical tests, the aspartate aminotransferase-toplatelet ratio index (APRI) and the Forns index (FI). OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic accuracy of the Forns index and APRI for predicting(More)