Carina Meira Abrahão

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major nosocomial health problem [1, 2]. Clostridium difficile toxins can be detected in 10–25% of patients with AAD, but no etiologic agent can be identified in up to 75% of cases [1, 2]. In the early 1980s, Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPEnt) was identified as a cause of some cases of AAD [3, 4]. However, the literature lacks detailed prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer of the exocrine pancreas is a highly lethal malignancy. Surgical resection is the only potentially curative treatment. Unfortunately, because of the late presentation, the majority have either locally advanced cancer at initial diagnosis. Systemic chemotherapy provides benefit to patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, improving(More)
Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare tumour and comprises 2-3% of all malignant uterus neoplasms [1]. Leiomyosarcoma is characterised by aggressive behaviour, high recurrence rates, and poor overall survival, despite multimodal treatment [3]. Surgery is the main treatment and consists of total abdominal hysterectomy. A randomised trial consisting of 224 patients(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and other industrialised countries. The most important risk factor is active smoking. However, given the increased incidence of lung cancer in non-smokers, it is necessary to improve knowledge regarding other risk factors. Radon (Rn) is a noble gas and is the most important natural source(More)
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