Bruno M. Gonçalves

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OBJECTIVE malignant colorectal polyp, defined by submucosally invasive adenocarcinoma, is the earliest form of clinically relevant colorectal cancer (CRC). After endoscopic resection additional surgery may be necessary, although decision criteria remain debatable. The objective of this study was to assess oncologic outcomes in terms of locoregional disease(More)
— Very often, the control of multivariable industrial processes is performed using multi-loop architectures, in which several SISO PI or PID controllers are committed to control different channels of the plant. A difficulty with such a strategy arises due to the interaction between the different control loops, which may cause the control action in a loop to(More)
Question: A 39-year-old Caucasian man, who had been working in Angola for 3 years, presented to a private hospital with a 5-week history of bloody diarrhea, anorexia, and weight loss. Colonoscopy showed several spreading ulcers in the right colon with nonspecific inflammation on histology. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed thickening of the right(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The definition of early therapeutic strategies to control Crohn's disease aggressiveness and prevent recurrence is key to improve clinical practice. This study explores the impact of early surgery and immunosuppression onset in the occurrence of disabling outcomes. METHODS This was a multicentric and retrospective study with 754(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The patient's perspective on the healthcare that they receive has become increasingly important in the assessment of healthcare quality, especially in chronic diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this context, the questionnaire QUOTE-IBD (Quality of Care Through the Patient's Eyes with Inflammatory Bowel Disease) was created(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Previous reports assessing the reproducibility of endoscopic ultrasound elastography (EUS-E) in evaluation of solid pancreatic lesions (SPL) involved only experienced endosonographers. We aimed to assess the interobserver agreement (IOA) of EUS-E in the evaluation of SPL by endoscopists with different levels of experience in EUS(More)