Carlos Cauduro Schirmer

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The most common genetic alterations found in a wide variety of cancers are p53 tumor suppressor gene mutations. p53 appears to be a nuclear transcription factor that plays a role in the control of cell proliferation, apoptosis, and the maintenance of genetic stability. Angiogenesis is a critical process in solid tumor growth and metastasis. Vascular(More)
OBJECTIVES To correlate the expression of p53 protein and VEGF with the prognosis of patients submitted to curative resection to treat esophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS Forty-six patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma, submitted to curative resection, were studied. The expressions of p53 protein and VEGF were assessed by immunohistochemistry in 52.2%(More)
80% of the patients with esophageal cancer. Nutritional support may prevent or reverse malnutrition, and is associated with better response to cancer therapy. Serum proteins provide indirect information about visceral proteins levels. Their reduction indicates less hepatic synthesis, which is usually assigned to intake deficits. In malnourished patients(More)
Oesophageal cancer is one of the most common and lethal malignancies in the world. Despite many efforts, treatment is still ineffective for most cases; thus, the development of preventive strategies is crucial for decreasing the burden presented by this disease. Environmental factors, particularly nitrosamines, are thought to be involved in the genesis of(More)
A retrospective analysis on the clinical-surgical handling of patients with enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) was performed, where an alternative surgical technique was discussed: intestinal bypass. Fistula with draining over 500 ml/24 h, which were present in 13 patients, were classified as high debit. We defined as complex, the fistula with multiple orifices,(More)
We aim to determine the expression of the proto-oncogene c-Myc in patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE) and esophageal adenocarcinoma, and to evaluate the prevalence of such expression in relation to the metaplasia-dysplasia-adenocarcinoma sequence. BE develops as a result of a severe esophageal mucosa injury from gastroesophageal reflux. BE is a(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effectiveness of intraperitoneally administered vitamin E with the sodium hyaluronate/carboxymethylcellulose membrane (HA/CBMC) in preventing postoperative intraperitoneal adhesion formation. METHODS Sixty Wistar rats underwent a laparotomy and adhesions were induced (IA). The animals were divided into four groups: group 1, control(More)
It is known that some nitrosamines preferably affect particular organs because of their organospecificity. Diethylnitrosamine (DEN) is one of the most powerful nitrosamines for experimentally inducing esophagus cancer. The present study aimed to evaluate the rate and type of epithelial lesions induced by DEN in mice. We also assessed the role of alcohol and(More)
Wandering spleen is seldom seen in everyday situations, and its prevalence is not well defined in the literature. Its causes are not precisely known, and there is controversy over its management. A 34-year-old woman experienced low-intensity abdominal pain associated with a palpable hypogastric mass, which was confirmed by imaging studies to be a wandering(More)
To determine long-term survival of patients with thoracic oesophageal tumor who underwent resection, and to identify possible associated prognostic factors, 58 patients underwent oesophagectomy alone (group A) and 16 combined with neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy (group B). Univariate and multivariate analysis of prognostic factors were performed for age,(More)