Cláudio Martins

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AIM To evaluate the association of metabolic syndrome (MS) and colorectal cancer and adenomas in a Western country, where the incidence of MS is over 27%. METHODS This was a prospective study between March 2013 and March 2014. MS was diagnosed according to the National Cholesterol Education Program-ATP III. Demographic characteristics, anthropometric(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Colonic diverticulosis (CD) is related to advanced age and a lack of dietary fiber. Recently, several studies have shown that metabolic syndrome (MS) is also implicated in the etiopathogenesis of CD. This study aimed to assess the association between MS, obesity and CD. METHODS This was a prospective study of a one-year duration.(More)
Celiac disease is the most important cause of intestinal villous atrophy. Seronegative intestinal villous atrophy, including those that are nonresponsive to a gluten-free diet, is a diagnostic challenge. In these cases, before establishing the diagnosis of seronegative celiac disease, alternative etiologies of atrophic enteropathy should be considered.(More)
Mastocytosis is a clonal neoplastic disorder of the mast cells (MC) that can be limited to the skin (cutaneous mastocytosis) or involve one or more extracutaneous organs (systemic mastocytosis). The clinical manifestations of mastocytosis are heterogeneous ranging from indolent disease with a long-term survival to a highly aggressive neoplasm with survival(More)
Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia or Waldmann's disease is an uncommon cause of protein losing enteropathy with an unknown etiology and is usually diagnosed during childhood. It is characterized by dilation and leakage of intestinal lymph vessels leading to hypoalbuminemia, hypogammaglobulinemia and lymphopenia. Differential diagnosis should include(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Recently, the European Association for the Study of the Liver - Chronic Liver Failure (CLIF) Consortium defined two new prognostic scores, according to the presence or absence of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF): the CLIF Consortium ACLF score (CLIF-C ACLFs) and the CLIF-C Acute Decompensation score (CLIF-C ADs). We sought to compare(More)
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the most common extranodal site affected by lymphoma, accounting for 5–20% of all cases.1 The incidence and location of primary GI lymphoma varies around the world. Overall, the most commonly involved sites are the stomach followed by the small bowel and ileocecal region.2 Concerning histological subtypes,(More)
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