Cristina Silva

Anabela Rocha3
Marisa D. Santos3
Mário Campos3
Armando Carreira3
3Anabela Rocha
3Marisa D. Santos
3Mário Campos
3Armando Carreira
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Goal. To evaluate the prognostic value of Mandard and Dworak grading systems regarding neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) response on rectal cancer. Materials and Methods. We queried our center's database for patients with colo rectal cancer with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) who received neoadjuvant CRT followed by total mesorectum excision (TME)(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluating impact of tumor regression grade in prognosis of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified from our colorectal cancer database 168 patients with LARC who received neoadjuvant therapy followed by complete mesorectum excision surgery between 2003 and 2011: 157 received 5-FU-based(More)
Background. Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) followed by curative surgery in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) improves pelvic disease control. Survival improvement is achieved only if pathological response occurs. Mandard tumor regression grade (TRG) proved to be a valid system to measure nCRT response. Potential predictive factors for Mandard(More)
Leishmania infection in immunocompromised hosts is reported in the literature, mostly concerning human immunodeficiency virus infected patients. It is not well characterized in the context of stem cell transplantation. We report a rare case clinical case of visceral leishmaniasis after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. A 50-year-old Caucasian male was(More)
Cantharidin is a poisonous substance secreted by blister beetles, including the 'Spanish fly'. Historically, cantharidin was used as an aphrodisiac, vesicant and abortifacient. Symptoms of poisoning include gastrointestinal and genitourinary mucosal irritation along with renal dysfunction. We present the case of a reckless 23-year-old soldier who accepted(More)
A 38-year-old man with a history of myeloperoxidase antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis presented after 4 days of fever >38°C, red eye, arthralgias and skin lesions. The patient's vasculitis was initially treated with a 7-month course of intravenous cyclophosphamide and oral corticosteroids, reaching complete remission. The(More)
BACKGROUND Lupus nephritis (LN) is a common and severe manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that can lead to end-stage renal disease. According to the Kidney Disease Outcomes Global Improving clinical Guidelines for Glomerulonephritis, spot urine protein/creatinine (P/C) ratio should be used for monitoring LN. However, some reports write that(More)
This paper presents the design of a secure and fault-tolerant CORBA datastore based on the Fragmentation-Redundancy-Scattering (FRS) technique. This technique consists in fragmenting the conndential data and scattering the resulting fragments across several archives. The FRS-Datastore service interacts with the other CORBA services, in particular with the(More)
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