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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

Ramón E Ruiz-Curiel, Ydaly Bonilla H, Alberto Baptista, Manuel Bronstein
OBJECTIVES: propofol is a rapid acting hypnotic that is becoming the drug of choice for sedation in digestive endoscopy worldwide. There is some controversy with regard to the use of propofol by physicians who are not anesthesiologists. We present our experience of the administration of propofol by endoscopist and nursing personnel. METHODS: this was a retrospective study of sedation in endoscopy. Propofol was exclusively used and administered by the endoscopist who performed the procedure and the nursing staff...
March 15, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Antonio Gil-Gomez, Ana Isabel Gómez-Sotelo, Isidora Ranchal, Ángela Rojas, Marta García-Valdecasas, Rocío Muñoz-Hernández, Rocío Gallego-Durán, Javier Ampuero, Manuel Romero Gómez
AIM: to analyze the effect of metformin on ammonia production derived from glutamine metabolism in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: twenty male Wistar rats were studied for 28 days after a porto-caval anastomosis (n = 16) or a sham operation (n = 4). Porto-caval shunted animals were randomized into two groups (n = 8) and either received 30 mg/kg/day of metformin for two weeks or were control animals. Plasma ammonia concentration, Gls gene expression and K-type glutaminase activity were measured in the small intestine, muscle and kidney...
March 15, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Pablo Menéndez Sánchez, Carlos León Salinas, Alberto García
In relation to the articles published in this journal by Valdivielso-Cortázar and Relea-Pérez, we have recently operated a patient who presented a digestive hemorrhage in immediate postoperative period due to Dieulafoy´s lesion at the mechanical gastrojejunal anastomosis.
March 12, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Alejandro José García Ferreira, Aida Ortega Alonso, Julia Cobos Rodríguez, Paula Bardón de Tena, Miguel Calderón Cid, Alberto Manuel García García, María Dolores García Escaño, Ramiro Alcántara Benitez, Encarnacíon Clavijo Frutos, Miren García-Cortés, Raúl Andrade
In 2016, an outbreak of hepatitis A was identified in the Malaga province among patients with specific epidemiological characteristics, which were predominantly males. This is a report of 51 subjects with acute hepatitis A and a mean age of 35.7 years, 90% were male and 55% of cases were men who had had sex with other men within the last two months. Half of them required hospitalization for significant coagulopathy at diagnosis and no cases progressed to fulminant failure or encephalopathy. Four patients had ascites at the time of diagnosis...
March 12, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Carmen Martín Fernández, Carlos Maroto Martín, Luis Fernández Salazar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: patients need information for shared decision making. The aims of the study were to ascertain how patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) felt about the information available and the way that their doctors informed them. In addition, how patients used the internet and factors that predicted a positive information evaluation were also assessed. METHOD: a 39-item survey was designed that was distributed via the internet, principally using a Spanish Facebook site...
March 12, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Federico Argüelles Arias, Joaquín Hinojosa Del Val, Isabel Vera Mendoza
In 2013, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the biosimilar infliximab (CT-P13) for the full range of indications of the originator product, based on data from two trials conducted in rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. The same year, our Society published a position statement that was later reviewed.
March 12, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Juliana Moura da Costa, Rita Seara Costa, Sofia Daniela Carvalho
Pancreatic panniculitis is an uncommon and rare skin complication of systemic fat necrosis associated with pancreatitis post-ampullectomy. Besides the rarity of the condition, the clinical history and physical examination for diagnosis is also important.
March 12, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Diego de Frutos Rosa, Laura Espinosa Taranilla, Pilar González de Canales de Simón, María Dolores Vélez Velázquez, Cristina Guirado Koch
Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare skin manifestation associated with pancreatic conditions. This condition has similar characteristics to those of other panniculitis types and its course parallels the triggering condition and may occasionally precede it. We report the case of a female patient with asymptomatic pancreatic panniculitis; the etiologic study identified a pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma with liver metastases.
March 12, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Francesc Casellas Jordá, Isabel Vera Mendoza, Manuel Barreiro-de Acosta, Juan María Vázquez Morón, Javier López Román, Javier Júdez Gutiérrez
INTRODUCTION: iron deficiency anemia is a common and very relevant manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although clinical practice guidelines have been published and updated on this subject, the management in the daily practice of this complication is far from optimal. OBJECTIVE: to determine the actual management, needs and limitations of anemia in IBD by means of a survey of gastroenterology specialists. MATERIAL AND METHODS: a self-administered telematic survey was carried out between April and May 2017 and was sent to SEPD members...
February 21, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Oana Belei, Laura Olariu, Maria Puiu, Cristian Jinca, Cristina Dehelean, Tamara Marcovici, Otilia Marginean
INTRODUCTION: the majority of studies of acute gastrointestinal bleeding in children are retrospective, focusing on therapeutic endoscopy. Previous studies performed in adult patients have demonstrated that both scheduled second look endoscopy and high dose continuous omeprazole infusion are effective in the prevention of peptic ulcer rebleeding. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of these two strategies using esomeprazole for the prevention of rebleeding following primary endoscopic hemostasis in children with peptic ulcers...
February 21, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Lucía Amelia Cid Gómez, Nereida Fernández Fernández, Vicent Hernández Ramírez
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer and the fourth cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. In an attempt to raise awareness on this situation, and to implement preventive measures, March 31st has been established as international colorectal cancer awareness day. Our country, with the Spanish "Alianza para la Prevención del Cáncer de Colon", pioneered in 2008 an institution that brought together scientific and civil societies to pursue this goal. A stabilization, even a decrease in the incidence and mortality of this condition has been reported in western countries for the last few years, which may be attributed to a number of highly relevant factors...
February 21, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Cristina López Muñoz, Andrés Sánchez Yagüe, Jose Carlos Canca Sánchez, José Antonio Reinaldo-Lapuerta, Ana Belén Moya Suárez
INTRODUCTION: research has shown that an endoscopist-nurse clinical team can perform sedation with propofol effectively, safely and efficiently. To do so, it is essential to provide specific and appropriate training in the necessary skills. The main aim of the present study was to evaluate the quality of the sedation procedure administered by non-anesthetists in a digestive endoscopy unit, one year after its introduction. METHODS: a prospective cohort study was performed in patients given propofol sedation by non-anesthetists...
February 21, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Leopoldo López Rosés, Beatriz Álvarez, Abel González Ramírez, Alina López Baz, Alexia Fernández López, Sara Alonso, Andrés Dacal, Eva Martí, Gino Albines, Julieta Fernández Molina, Ángel Lancho
INTRODUCTION: there is a lot of controversy with regard to who should be responsible for sedation during digestive endoscopy, particularly in advanced procedures that require deep sedation such as enteroscopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the endoscopist-directed sedation viability during single balloon enteroscopy. MATERIAL AND METHOD: this was a prospective, observational study of a series of consecutive enteroscopies. The clinical staff included an endoscopist, scrub nurse and a nurse in charge of monitoring and sedative administration...
February 21, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Belén Maldonado Pérez, María Fernanda Guerra Veloz, Rafael Romero Castro
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided drainage of pancreatic collections has replaced surgery as the first line of treatment due its accuracy and safety profile. A higher success rate and fewer adverse events has been observed using fully covered metal stent for the drainage. However, complications of EUS-guided drainage can appear. We present a case of late migration of the stent.
February 9, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Javier A Cienfuegos, Luis Hurtado-Pardo, Javier Antoñanzas
We are grateful for the helpful comments of Varas et al. with regard to the phenotype of cystic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (CPNT) reported in a recent meta-analysis of 436 patients. Varas et al. highlight the lower incidence of CPNT diagnosed incidentally in 135 patients (44.6%) in comparison with a recent series of 49 patients with an incidental tumor diagnosis of 56.5%.
February 9, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Marina de Benito Sanz, Marta Cimavilla Román, Raúl Torres Yuste
We present the case of an 82-year-old man with a history of heart failure, mitral regurgitation, type 2 DM, hypertension, dilated cardiomyopathy and a paroxysmal atrial flutter. The patient was under treatment with Sintrom. The patient presented to the emergency department due to melenic depositions of a one day evolution and dietary vomiting. There was no rectal bleeding and the patient was admitted three months previously due to self-limited melena with a normal gastroscopy. Anemia of 8 g and an overdose of Sintrom was diagnosed...
February 9, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Ángel Cañete Ruiz, Jose Ramón Foruny Olcina, Fernando González-Panizo, Alejandra Caminoa, Antonia Navarro, Diego Juzgado Lucas, Agustín Albillos Martínez, Enrique Vázquez Sequeiros
INTRODUCTION: endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a highly useful technique for the diagnosis and management of different gastrointestinal (GI) tract conditions. OBJECTIVE: to prospectively assess the clinical usefulness of a novel forward-viewing echoendoscope (FV-CLA). METHODS: this was a cross-sectional observational study. All patients that underwent EUS over a two-month period were considered for the study. All mediastinal, perigastric and periduodenal stations were consistently assessed with a rating from 0 to 10 points with regard to the ease to obtain ultrasonographic sections and the quality of ultrasound images...
February 9, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Constanza Ciriza de Los Ríos, Fernando Canga Rodríguez-Valcárcel, Alicia de Pablo Gafas, Isabel Castel de Lucas, David Lora Pablos, Gregorio Castellano Tortajada
BACKGROUND: lung transplantation (LTx) is a viable option for most patients with end-stage lung diseases. Esophageal motor disorders (EMD) are frequent in candidates for LTx, but there is very little data about changes in esophageal motility post-LTx. AIM: the aim of our study was to assess esophageal motor disorders by high resolution manometry (HRM) both pre-LTx and six months post-LTx in patients with and without organ rejection. STUDY: HRM (Manoscan®) was performed in 57 patients both pre-LTx and six months post-LTx...
February 9, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Lara Luzón Solanas, Leticia Ollero Domenche, Eva María Sierra Moros, José Val Pérez, María Teresa Soria San Teodoro, Teresa Giménez Júlvez, Rafael Uribarrena Amezaga
INTRODUCTION: propofol administered by an endoscopist with a trained nurse has evolved as an alternative to anesthesia monitoring and is increasingly common in the routine clinical practice, even in advanced endoscopy. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the safety of deep sedation with endoscopist-controlled propofol in patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: this was a prospective study in patients undergoing ERCP under deep sedation with propofol...
February 9, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Engin Hatipoğlu, Süleyman Demiryas
AIM: the aim was to convey our 16-year experience regarding gastrointestinal stromal tumors within in a high volume university hospital. Factors that may impact on patient survival were evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: all patients diagnosed with gastrointestinal stromal tumors in our clinic over a 16-year period were retrospectively evaluated. All patients included in the study had their tumors surgically resected. Survival analyses were performed using the Kaplan-Meier method...
February 9, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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