Salvador Pascual

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The goal of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of totally NOTES performing a cholecystectomy without laparoscopic assistance. A gastroscope was used through a transvaginal access in five acute female pigs. An incision of 2 cm was created in the vagina and pneumoperitoneum was obtained with a Veress needle. The gallbladder was located in the(More)
n = 11) or laparotomy (group 2, n = 12). A Medline review of all experimental studies about the risk of cancer dissemination during laparoscopic surgery was undertaken. Both models were associated with implants in parietal wounds [1/11 in group 1 (9%) vs. 1/12 in group 2 (8%), p = NS]. Analysis of the current literature confirms that laparoscopy is(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to compare obesity-related cardiovascular (CV) risk factors (classic and emerging) and the estimated CV risk at 10 years (calculated by REGICOR) in obese Mediterranean patients submitted to bariatric surgery and intensive lifestyle intervention at baseline and after 1 year of follow-up. METHODS Patients submitted to bariatric(More)
INTRODUCTION There is an increasing awareness of the strong associations between obesity and adult attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with high rates of ADHD (26-61%) in patients seeking weight loss. AIMS To determine the frequency of ADHD in a bariatric surgery (BS) sample and investigate whether there were any differences among clinical,(More)
Objectives.  This study was designed to assess vagus nerve stimulation effects on the food intake pattern in swine and determine the electrical stimulus direction. Material and Methods.  Fifteen Large White pigs were randomly divided into three groups, groups A-C. All animals underwent implantation of a vagus nerve stimulator at the gastro-esophogeal(More)
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