Bruno M. Gonçalves

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Rare Complication: What Kind of Colitis? Ana Célia Caetano, Bruno Gonçalves, and Carla Rolanda Department of Gastroenterology, Braga Hospital, and Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90(More)
Pancreatic cancer is one of the digestive cancers with the poorest prognosis, so an early and correct diagnosis is of utmost importance. With the development of new therapeutic options an accurate staging is essential. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has a major role in all stages of the management of these patients. EUS has a high accuracy in the(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)
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)
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)
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)
Acute variceal bleeding is a life-threatening event. Endoscopic band ligation is currently the recommended treatment [1]; however, in the case of reduced variceal volume, injection therapy with polidocanol or Histoacryl may be more appropriate. If both endoscopic options fail, placement of a Sengstaken–Blakemore tube should be considered [2], although other(More)