Victoria Reyes

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BACKGROUND End-stage cirrhosis in the absence of hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC) can be associated with moderate to marked hepatic iron overload, especially in liver disease as a result of alcohol and/or hepatitis C. However, no published studies have addressed extrahepatic iron deposition in this setting. METHOD A retrospective case series from three(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the prognostic value of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer treated with preoperative radiotherapy. METHODS Eighty-one patients with locally advanced rectal cancer were studied. All patients received preoperative pelvic radiotherapy. Forty-seven patients(More)
Laryngeal and other otolaryngologic manifestations of Crohn's disease are uncommon and may be subtle. Crohn's disease is a well-known inflammatory bowel disease of unknown etiology marked by relapsing and remitting granulomatous inflammation of the alimentary tract. Extraintestinal manifestations of Crohn's disease may appear anytime during the course of(More)
The classic clinical and histologic features of collagenous colitis are well characterized; however, the acute or neutrophilic inflammatory changes that may accompany this entity are less well established. In this report of 10 patients, we describe the first series of pseudomembranous collagenous colitis. Because superimposed Clostridium difficile infection(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the histologic appearance of the normal larynx and the larynx presumably affected by reflux. A secondary objective was to determine the safety of performing laryngeal biopsies. Biopsy specimens from the interarytenoid area of 15 patients with reflux laryngitis were compared with specimens from 9 control subjects.(More)
INTRODUCTION Anti secretory drugs, antimicrobials and bismuth salts are used with variable success to eradicate Helicobacter pylori. AIM To assess the effectiveness and rates of reinfection of two therapeutic modalities H pylori infection in adult patients with duodenal ulcer or non ulcer dyspepsia. METHODS During upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, 5(More)
Use of sentinel lymph node dissection in patients with ipsilateral breast cancer recurrence is still controversial. The objective of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of the sentinel lymph node in breast cancer recurrence (SLNBR) and whether the positivity had impact in the adjuvant treatment. Between 2008 and 2012 we performed SLNBR in patients(More)
A panel of eight Trypanosoma cruzi antigens produced by recombinant DNA techniques was used to compare the reactivity of IgG specificities in the sera from 45 chronic Chagas' disease patients with different clinical symptoms (cardiac disease, gastrointestinal lesions, and combined syndrome) with those present in the sera from 55 asymptomatic patients in(More)