Publications by authors named "Caleb Baz-Figueroa"

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Lower extremity weakness as the first sign of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech 2020 Jun 23;6(2):221-223. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

Giant aortic aneurysms are rare entities with a high mortality, and only a few cases have been described. Spinal cord ischemia secondary to an aortic aneurysm occurs even more rarely. We present the case of a giant aneurysm of the infrarenal abdominal aorta that was initially manifested through bilateral lower limb weakness.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvscit.2020.02.013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7184061PMC
June 2020

Nutrition management in enhanced recovery after abdominal pancreatic surgery.

Cir Esp 2017 Aug - Sep;95(7):361-368. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

Servicio de Cirugía General y Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España.

Multimodal rehabilitation programs are perioperative standardized strategies with the objective of improving patient recovery, and decreasing morbidity, hospital stay and health cost. The nutritional aspect is an essential component of multimodal rehabilitation programs and therefore nutritional screening is recommended prior to hospital admission, avoiding pre-surgical fasting, with oral carbohydrate overload and early initiation of oral intake after surgery. However, there are no standardized protocols of diet progression after pancreatic surgery. A systematic review was been performed of papers published between 2006 and 2016, describing different nutritional strategies after pancreatic surgery and its possible implications in postoperative outcome. The studies evaluated are very heterogeneous, so conclusive results could not be drawn on the diet protocol to be implemented, its influence on clinical variables, or the need for concomitant artificial nutrition.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ciresp.2017.06.004DOI Listing
July 2018

[Crossed renal ectopia in a patient with a complicated sigma neoplasia].

Cir Cir 2017 Dec 21;85 Suppl 1:72-75. Epub 2016 Dec 21.

Servicio de Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, España.

Background: Crossed renal ectopia is a rare pathology that is often asymptomatic. Intraoperative detection with a sigma complicated neoplasia is more infrequent and requires correct management to avoid a renal ureteral injury.

Aim: To present a case report of a patient with a sigma complicated neoplasia and a crossed renal ectopia detected incidentally.

Case Report: We present the case of a 62-year-old man that was submitted for emergency surgery for a sigma perforated neoplasm, and who presented with a previously undiagnosed left-side CRE. During surgery there was a need to insert 2-double-J stents as a guide to both ureters and to avoid any injury to them.

Discussion: Crossed renal ectopia is a rare, often asymptomatic entity, the diagnosis of which is usually incidental. In our case, the detection of a concomitant complicated neoplasm, required identification of both ureters due the anatomic doubt of its localization and to avoid them being injured. In conclusion, upon finding a casual crossed renal ectopia during an emergency surgery of sigma, we recommend the identification of the ureters to facilitate its location and to avoid any injury to the ureters.
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December 2017
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