Eduardo Rodrigues-Pinto

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS An increased incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in patients under anti-TNF-α therapy has been reported, but outcome compared with TB in the general population are unknown. METHODS Patients who had active tuberculosis while taking anti-TNF-α drugs were studied and compared with a control group of community-acquired TB matched for sex, age(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS FNA is the primary method of EUS tissue acquisition. In an attempt to improve our yield of EUS-guided tissue acquisition, we compared fine-needle biopsy (FNB) sampling without rapid onsite evaluation (ROSE) with FNA with ROSE and assessed the concordance of FNA and FNB sampling. METHODS This was a retrospective review of prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant colorectal obstruction (MCRO) by advanced colonic cancer occurs in 8-13% of colonic cancer patients. Emergent surgery carries a high mortality and morbidity risk. Endoscopic self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) may be used in acute MCRO. AIM Evaluate clinical outcome of SEMS in acute MCRO and efficacy of SEMS placement considering(More)
We report on a 63-year-old man with a history of coronary artery bypass in 1995 who presented with massive hematemesis and hemodynamic instability. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm causing a mass effect on the esophagus (●" Fig.1) and rupture of the aorta immediately after the origin of the left subclavian artery,(More)
The stomach is the most frequent site of extranodal malignant lymphomas. The most common gastric lymphomas are mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) and diffuse large B cell lymphomas. Burkitt’s lymphoma is a highly aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In the sporadic form, patients usually present with abdominal disease, with involvement of the distal(More)
Behçet's disease (BD) is a rare, multi-systemic inflammatory disease that may be characterized by gastrointestinal manifestations.1 Ulcerative colitis (UC) is characterized by continuous mucosal inflammation of the colon.2 Although the ileocecal region is most commonly affected in BD, ulcers may be found throughout the colon. It may be extremely difficult(More)
Hepatitis C virus is associated with several immune-mediated phenomena, presented usually as extra-hepatic hepatitis C manifestations. A predisposition to autoimmunity associated with the presence of baseline autoantibodies has been demonstrated in interferon mediated autoimmune diseases. We report a male patient, 34 years old, with genotype 1, chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic recurrence after surgery for Crohn's disease (CD) is high, and it has important prognostic value. Crohn's disease will recur in the majority of patients after surgery. Fecal calprotectin (FC) and lactoferrin (FL) have attracted interest in the postoperative setting for predicting relapse. We have evaluated the accuracy of FC and FL in(More)
To the Editor: Aortoesophageal fi stulas (AEFs) are rare, but life-threatening causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, fi rst described in 1818 ( 1 ). Only 13 cases have been reported of AEF occurring aft er esophageal stent placement, and were seen aft er short or prolonged stent dwell, typically occurring in the proximal fl ange of the stent. Th e main(More)