Elias Jirjoss Ilias

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate two types of meshless open inguinal repair and to evaluate the recurrence rate. METHODS We operated on sequentially 98 men and 15 women with 144 unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernias between December 1988 and April 2007. The surgeries were performed by two experienced surgeons and divided into two groups: Bassini or McVay(More)
BACKGROUND In Brazil, gastric cancer is the fourth most common malignancy among men and sixth among women. The cause is multivariate and the risks are well known. It has prognosis and treatment defined by the location and staging of the tumor and number of lymph nodes resected and involved. AIM The Brazilian Consensus on Gastric Cancer promoted by ABCG(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopy for bariatric surgery became the surgery of choice for surgeons worldwide. However, it is also more difficult to learn and has a great potential for complications. The specific training is fundamental to maintain the benefits without increasing the complications. This study presents a laparoscopic surgery training method for the(More)
Figure 1 – Chest X-ray shows pneumoperitoneum in the right and left subdiaphragmatic region. Figure 2 – Chest X-ray shows pneumoperitoneum in the right and left subdiaphragmatic region. INTRODUCTION Pneumoperitoneum is caused by perforation of hollow viscera, with perforated peptic ulcer occurring more frequently. In rare cases, pneumoperitoneum is not(More)
AIM To evaluate the concentration of Natural Killer cells (NK) cells in adenocarcinoma of the stomach, and its correlation with prognostic factors and survival. METHODS Seventy-two patients with gastric adenocarcinoma who underwent gastric resection surgery and D2 lymphadenectomy in the period 1997-2007 were analyzed. The concentration of NK cells was(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing prevalence of obesity in both developed and developing countries is one of the most serious public health problems and has led to a global epidemic. Obesity is one of the greatest risk factors of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is found in 60 to 70% of obese patients mainly due to the buildup of fat tissue in the upper portion(More)