Norberto C. Chávez-Tapia
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Internal medicineEndocrinologySurgeryIntensive care medicineImmunologySteatosisNonalcoholic fatty liver diseaseLiver diseaseCirrhosisInsulin resistanceFatty liverChronic liver diseaseDiseaseMEDLINESteatohepatitisBody mass indexMetabolic syndromePopulationObesityMedicineGastroenterology
199Publications
35H-index
3,859Citations
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The registered incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in primary healthcare centers is lower than expected, suggesting a lack of awareness by primary care healthcare professionals. The implementation of educational tools for healthcare workers has been found to increase timely referral and treatment of patients. We aimed to determine healthcare workers' knowledge of NAFLD to identify their educational needs in one marginalized region. We performed a cross-sectional survey of 261 h...
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Pyroptosis is a type of programmed cell death mediated by a multiprotein complex called the inflammasome through the pro-inflammatory activity of gasdermin-D. AIM To recognize the final biological product that leads to pore formation in the cell membrane, lysis, pro-inflammatory cytokines release, and the establishment of an immune response. METHODS An exhaustive search engine investigation of an elevated immune response can induce a sustained inflammation that directly links this mechanism to n...
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Liver stiffness is related to the degree of hepatic fibrosis which ultimately causes portal hypertension and gastroesophageal varices. Variceal bleeding is a worrisome and potentially fatal complication of cirrhosis, primary prophylaxis has demonstrated a reduction in decompensation and mortality. Portal hypertension and esophageal varices needing treatment could be predicted through noninvasive methods, including elastography, that evaluates the mechanical properties of liver or spleen tissue i...
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#1Manuel MendizabalH-Index: 15
#2Ezequiel RidruejoH-Index: 19
Last. Marcelo O. SilvaH-Index: 19
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Abstract Introduction and Objectives Viral infections have been described to increase the risk of decompensation in patients with cirrhosis. We aimed to determine the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on outcome of hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and to compare the performance of different prognostic models for predicting mortality. Patients We performed a prospective cohort study including 2211 hospitalized patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection from April 15, 2020 through October 1, 20...
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Abstract The obesity pandemic that affects the global population generates one of the most unfavorable microenvironmental conditions in the hepatocyte, which triggers the metabolic hepatopathy known as non-alcoholic fatty liver; its annual rates increase in its prevalence and does not seem to improve in the future. The international consortia, LITMUS by the European Union and NIMBLE by the United States of America, have started a race for the development of hepatic steatosis and steatohepatitis ...
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#1Paulina Vidal-Cevallos (UNAM: National Autonomous University of Mexico)H-Index: 1
Last. Nahum Méndez-SánchezH-Index: 43
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Abstract Introduction and Objectives As of January 2021, over 88 million people have been infected with COVID-19. Almost two million people have died of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). A high SOFA score and a D-Dimer >1 µg/mL identifies patients with high risk of mortality. High lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels on admission are associated with severity and mortality. Different degrees of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and/or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) abnorm...
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is defined as hepatic fat accumulation in more than 5% of hepatocytes, without other liver steatosis causes. It comprises a broad spectrum that can range from benign steatosis and progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, fibrosis, and ultimately hepatocellular carcinoma. Non-alcoholic fatty liver is considered a multisystemic disease since it is related to multiple disorders, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovary syndrome, chronic kidney disease, ...
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Inulin is a prebiotic which is selectively fermented by specific gut microbiota and its chemical structure seems to condition its effect on the host. Interestingly, inulin presents a lipid-lowering...
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