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INTRODUCTION Until the introduction of capsule endoscopy (CE), studies of gastrointestinal transit times were based on indirect data or data obtained with radiographic techniques. We analyzed gastric and intestinal transit times through the images obtained with EC and evaluated the influence of age, sex, body mass index (BMI) and abdominal perimeter on(More)
INTRODUCTION Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors in the gastrointestinal tract. One of their features is the expression of the c-KIT/CD117 receptor. AIMS AND METHODS We will focus on describing the symptoms, clinical studies prior to diagnosis, histologic and immunohistochemical characteristics, as well as the(More)
OBJECTIVE Analyze the presence of dysplasia in colonoscopy visualized colonic polyps, and the predictive factors for high grade dysplasia. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied the polyps observed in the colonoscopies carried out during the year 2001. Colonoscopies carried out in 2,144 patients were analyzed, with demonstration of polyps in 326 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine epidemiological, biochemical, virological, and histological factors associated with liver steatosis in chronic hepatitis C. SUBJECTS The medical histories of 53 patients biopsied for chronic hepatitis C diagnosis between June 2000 and December 2002 were retrospectively studied. Epidemiological, biochemical, and virological data were(More)
Obesity and the lifestyle characteristic of our society lead young people to conditions of potential cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study was to assess the anthropometrical situation and the lifestyle in a sample of university students. A full anthropometrical evaluation was undertaken, including bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA), in 111 students(More)
INTRODUCTION The impact of the accumulated experience of the capsule endoscopy (CE) reader on the accuracy of this test is discussed. AIM To determine whether the negative predictive value of CE findings changes along the learning curve. METHODS We reviewed the first 900 CE read by 3 gastroenterologists experienced in endoscopy over 8 years. These 900(More)
INTRODUCTION The studies in which the direct costs generated by enteral nutrition have been analyzed in hospitals of our country are limited. The objective of our study has been the analysis of costs incurred by this treatment in our center. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 449 consecutive patients who received nutritional support and that were(More)