Pilar García-Peris

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Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a major complaint among older people. Dysphagia may cause two types of complications in these patients: (a) a decrease in the efficacy of deglutition leading to malnutrition and dehydration, (b) a decrease in deglutition safety, leading to tracheobronchial aspiration which results in aspiration pneumonia and can lead to death.(More)
OBJECTIVE Hyperglycemia may increase mortality in patients who receive total parenteral nutrition (TPN). However, this has not been well studied in noncritically ill patients (i.e., patients in the nonintensive care unit setting). The aim of this study was to determine whether mean blood glucose level during TPN infusion is associated with increased(More)
BACKGROUND Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) was introduced in Spain in the late 1980s. Our hospital was a pioneering medical centre in this field. AIM Analyze outcomes of our HPN program. METHODS Retrospective study of patients receiving HPN between 1986-2012. Study variables are expressed as frequency, mean ± SD (range), median [interquartile range].(More)
A case of a 55 years-old male with long-term Crohn´s disease without response to medical treatment and many intestinal fistula is presented. After the last bowel resec-tion, home parenteral nutrition was started. He presented chronic hepatopathy and pancytopaenia. After 9 months of home parenteral nutrition hepatic function and pancy-topaenia began to(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Iron deficiency anemia is a common complication of gastric surgery that in certain patients can be refractory to treatment with oral iron and needs to be treated parenterally. METHODS A 48-year woman underwent gastric surgery for a gastric ulcer. She was referred to the nutrition unit for the study and treatment of a 3-year iron(More)
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