Vicente Varea Calderón

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INTRODUCTION Parents are most responsible for nutritional education of children, and pediatricians must advise and help them with their doubts. The purpose of this study was to know the relevance of nutritional topics in daily practice and the main nutritional problems perceived by pediatricians in children under 3 years of age. METHODS Descriptive,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the role of Helicobacter pylori infection in dental plaque from 53 children, between 3 and 17 years of age, with recurrent abdominal pain and/or upper gastrointestinal bleeding. PATIENTS AND METHODS Dental plaque was analyzed by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for a specific internal urease gene (as(More)
INTRODUCTION Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic inflammation of the esophagus characterized by marked eosinophilic infiltration. It is frequently associated with other allergic diseases. In the last few years, the incidence of eosinophilic infiltration has shown a striking increase in Spain, partly due to better knowledge of the disease and to the(More)
Skin manifestations have been described in 10-15% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, indeterminate colitis/inflammatory bowel disease type unclassified). There are limited data on the prevalence of these manifestations in paediatric patients, but recent studies have reported its presence in 8% of them at(More)
OBJECTIVE altered motility or anatomy of the rectum, anus and perineal floor may lead to symptoms which are unresponsive to routine therapeutic approaches. These disturbances usually lead to constipation, fecal incontinence, or both. Different tests and techniques for evaluating anorectal and perineal disorders, developed in the last two decades, make a(More)
The authors reports the results of ELISA IgG and IgA antigliadin antibodies measurements in a study of 271 serum samples proceeding from celiac patients (with and without gluten containing diet) and control subjects. IgA antigliadin antibody measurement had the most specificity and positive predictive value, IgG antigliadin antibody measurement had the most(More)