Sergio Criales

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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) may be a technically challenging surgical technique when features such as thick abdominal wall and increased liver volume are present. Very low calorie diets in the form of liquid meal replacements given 6 weeks prior to surgery have proven to decrease liver volume. The aim of our study was to assess(More)
A 56-year-old man presented with sudden-onset oropharyngeal dysphagia and vomiting of central etiology. Neurological evaluation showed uvula deviation to the left, paresis of the mid-right portion of the soft palate, lateralization of gaze to the right side, and dysphonia. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed an infarction in the left lateral medullary(More)
OBJECTIVE Premature atherosclerosis in patients with SLE is partially explained by traditional risk factors; therefore, we aimed to identify lupus-related risk factors for coronary artery calcifications. METHODS An inception cohort of 139 lupus patients (93% females) was screened for coronary artery calcifications using Multidetector CT, after 5.1 years(More)
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