Clóvis Antônio Lopes Pinto

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PURPOSE Gold standard treatment for invasive penile carcinoma remains amputation and lymphadenectomy. This procedure has high morbidity and new prognostic factors on the incidence of metastasis would help select candidates to lymphadenectomy. Mutations in the p53 gene common in several neoplasms can be related to the prognosis. We studied 82 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate factors that are predictive of outcome for patients with chest wall soft-tissue sarcomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective review of 55 surgically treated patients, from March 1964 to October 1996. RESULTS The median age of the patients was 47.5 years (age range, 15 to 76.3 years), and 56.4% were men. The most common presenting(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the clinicopathological features and immunohistochemical expression of p53, MDM2, CDK4, PCNA and Ki67 proteins in 25 head and neck osteosarcomas registered in a single institution. The mean age of the patients was 29 years and the most common site was the mandible (60%). The predominant histological type was the(More)
Two hundred fifty-four methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains typed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) were tested by PCR for the mec-associated hypervariable region (HVR-PCR) to determine their number of direct repeat units (DRUs). Eight different groups of repeats were found among the MRSA strains and compared to 28 pulsotypes(More)
The incidence of occult neck metastasis in early stage tumours of the tongue and floor of the mouth varies from 20% to 30%, and the survival rates in 5 years from 73% to 97%. This study analyzes the rates of occult metastasis and prognostic factors for clinical stages I and II squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and floor of the mouth. The records of(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) resurged in the late 1980s and an estimated 1.87 million people died of TB in 1997. The reemergence of tuberculosis as a public health threat, the high susceptibility of HIV-infected persons, and the proliferation of multidrug-resistant strains have created a need to develop new antimycobacterial agents. The existence of a shikimate(More)
INTRODUCTION Antigen-presenting cells, like dendritic cells (DCs) and macrophages, play a significant role in the induction of an immune response and an imbalance in the proportion of macrophages, immature and mature DCs within the tumor could affect significantly the immune response to cancer. DCs and macrophages can differentiate from monocytes, depending(More)
PURPOSE Recently, several matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have shown promise as prognosticators in non-small cell lung cancer. In this study, we sought to validate the importance of MMP-9 and to study the relationships between MMP-9 and several other tumor or stromal markers. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We examined MMP-9 and several other markers in tumor(More)
The oncoprotein ErbB2 (HER-2/neu) is a tyrosine kinase cell surface receptor overexpressed in several human malignancies, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). ErbB2 was recently shown to regulate the expression of fatty acid synthase (FAS), a multifunctional enzyme complex responsible for the de novo biosynthesis of saturated fatty acids. Here we(More)
BACKGROUND Overexpression of fatty acid synthase (FAS), the cytosolic enzyme responsible for the conversion of dietary carbohydrates to fatty acids, has been reported in several human malignancies and pointed as a potential prognostic marker for some tumors. This study investigated whether FAS immunohistochemical expression is correlated with the(More)