Alessandro I. Cavalcanti Leal

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Male albino rats of the Wistar strain were deprived of food, but not water, and killed at various periods. Enzymes of the metabolism of carbohydrates were assayed in the submandibular salivary glands after 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 hours of starvation. The body weight loss was accompanied by a decrease in gland weight and gland protein content. Blood glucose(More)
Gastric metastasis is rare but it can be the initial symptom of cancer. The second leading cause of this type of metastasis is breast cancer. A lack of clinical signs and nonspecific side effects of the treatment of primary tumors can lead to the misdiagnosis of metastatic gastric cancer. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with biopsy and immunohistochemistry(More)
197 Background: In a previous randomized trial (SWOG 0012), MC seemed to improve pCR rates compared to standard anthracycline/taxane neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NC). We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of MC with a taxane→anthracycline schedule, which has also been shown potentially superior to the reverse sequence [J Clin Oncol 28:15s, 2010 (suppl; abstr(More)
BACKGROUND To study 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activity in Cushing's syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHOD Measurements of free cortisol, cortisone, tetrahydrocortisol and tetrahydrocortisone in 24 h urine samples of patients with Cushing's syndrome and controls. RESULTS The cortisol to cortisone and tetrahydrocortisol to tetrahydrocortisone(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical features and possible prognostic factors involved in the clinical course of a series of 26 patients with the diagnosis of thyroid medullar carcinoma (TMC). MATERIALS AND METHODS An analysis was made of the variables age, sex, clinical course to diagnosis, paraneoplastic manifestations (flush, diarrhoea), clinical type(More)
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