Felipe Toyama Aires

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UNLABELLED Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) is the most common complication after total laryngectomy. OBJECTIVES To establish the incidence of this complication and to analyze the predisposing factors. METHOD This is a cross-sectional study of a historical cohort including 94 patients who underwent total laryngectomy. The following aspects were(More)
BACKGROUND Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) is the most common surgical complication after total laryngectomy. Controversy still remains regarding the multiple risk factors implicated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential risk factors for PCF. METHODS The strategy for our literature survey included research in MEDLINE up to December(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify the efficacy of dexamethasone in the prophylaxis of nausea and vomiting in patients submitted to laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS This was a systematic review of the literature through the MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS databases. Only controlled and randomized clinical trials comparing dexamethasone to placebo in the prophylaxis of(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the benefits of using probiotics in the prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and its complications in preterm newborns. METHOD This was a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, which included studies retrieved from three databases (MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS), using a combination of the terms (necrotizing(More)
BACKGROUND Some primary studies compare manual and mechanical pharyngeal closures after total laryngectomy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the advantages of the mechanical suture in pharyngeal closure. METHODS The literature survey included research in MEDLINE, EMBASE, and LILACS. The intervention analyzed was stapler-assisted pharyngeal(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Permanent hypoparathyroidism is the most common long-term complication after total thyroidectomy and it can cause significant morbidity and increased costs. Its incidence varies from 30% to 60%. RECENT FINDINGS The surgical technique and the extent of thyroidectomy are related to parathyroid injury and hypoparathyroidism. The glands(More)
BACKGROUND The role of pectoralis major muscle flap (PMMF) in reducing the rate of pharyngocutaneous fistula after salvage total laryngectomy has not been clearly established. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of PMMF in reducing pharyngocutaneous fistula rates after total laryngectomy. METHODS The analyzed intervention was the use of a(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a bad prognostic factor in patients with liver cirrhosis and its incidence is associated with several triggering factors being the most prevalent gastrointestinal bleeding. Lactulose, despite its questionable efficacy in the literature, is considered a first line treatment in patients with HE. OBJECTIVE To(More)
INTRODUCTION Since the introduction of tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) and placement of voice prosthesis, this has become the method of choice to achieve speech rehabilitation after total laryngectomy. OBJECTIVE To compare the complications and success in speech rehabilitation of patients undergoing rehabilitation after primary and secondary TEP (TEP1(More)