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Catalina Ortiz, Romina Valenzuela, Yalda Lucero A
Gluten and other related proteins of the wheat, rye and barley, have antigenic properties that may trigger adverse reactions in susceptible individuals. Celiac disease was the first pathology with clear causal association related to the intake of these proteins. Recently, wheat allergy and non celiac gluten sensitivity have been described. Although, clinical presentation and its relation with protein ingestion may be similar and elicit confusion, their pathogenic mechanism, diagnosis and treatment are quite different...
June 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
J Caldeira, N Guerra, J Roque, R Ferreira, P Campos, J Cruz, J Cravino
The authors report the clinical case of a 59 year-old woman who was incidentally diagnosed as having arteriovenous pulmonary malformation (AVPM). Through clinical history a diagnosis of Rendu-Osler-Weber disease (ROWD) was made, a disease manifesting itself through the existence of vascular malformations in the skin, mucosae and viscera (like the lungs, liver and brain). The surgical therapy offered to the patient had no complications. The essential aspects of pathofisiology, clinical manifestations and treatment of AVPM and ROWD are discussed...
July 2010: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
Rusmir Mesihovic, Dzanela Prohic, Mehmed Gribajcevic, Nenad Vanis, Srdjan Gornjakovic, Aida Sarac
Portal hypertenisive gastropathy (PHG) and GAVE syndrome are recently discovered entities who can be associated with bloodloss from gastrointestinal tract at patients with or without liver cirrhosis. PHG will be developed at 65% of patients with portal hypertension caused by liver cirrhosis but it could be developed at portal hypertension which is not caused by the liver cirrhosis. PHG is often assosiated with portal hypertension patients and presence of esofageal and /or gastric varices. Mechanism of pathogenesis PHG is still not completely cleared up, but regulation of gastric nitric oxide level, postaglandins, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and epidermal growth factor production could be important factors in development of portal hypertensive gastropathy...
2004: Medicinski Arhiv
J L Hernández Fleta, T Uría Rivera, S Santamarína Montila, I Serrano Quintana
A 67-year-old female patient operated of a severe aortic esthenosis with extracorporeal circulation during cardiac surgery, developed psychiatric disturbances with excitement and delirium, being necessary internamtient in a psychiatric ward, a month later. The evolution was right after neuroleptic treatment and nowdays she's assimptomatic. We review what is wrote about posteparative cognitive dysfunction (POCD), being this a tardive presentation case. We analize the definition, prevalence, etiology, pathofisiology, treatment and prevention since it is a reversible surgery complication but if it isn't early diagnosed and treated, its morbidity and mortality can be high...
July 1998: Actas Luso-españolas de Neurología, Psiquiatría y Ciencias Afines
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