Guilherme Henrique Cantuaria

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OBJECTIVE After childbirth-related third- or fourth-degree perineal lacerations, the estimated incidence of wound disruption, fecal incontinence, or fistula ranges from 1% to 10%. Risk factors associated with severe laceration were analyzed at a single large teaching institution. STUDY DESIGN This study consisted of an analysis of data from the delivery(More)
Human breast tumors harbor supernumerary centrosomes in almost 80% of tumor cells. Although amplified centrosomes compromise cell viability via multipolar spindles resulting in death-inducing aneuploidy, cancer cells tend to cluster extra centrosomes during mitosis. As a result cancer cells display bipolar spindle phenotypes to maintain a tolerable level of(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer cell growth is an energy-related process supported by an increased glucose metabolism. The objective of this study was to investigate the association of GLUT-1 with response to chemotherapy and outcome in patients with ovarian carcinoma. METHODS Histologic sections of formalin fixed, paraffin embedded specimens from 113 primary ovarian(More)
Centrosome amplification (CA), a cell-biological trait, characterizes pre-neoplastic and pre-invasive lesions and is associated with tumor aggressiveness. Recent studies suggest that CA leads to malignant transformation and promotes invasion in mammary epithelial cells. Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), a histologically-aggressive subtype shows high(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate the preoperative bimanual examination with ultrasound examination with regard to estimating the size of enlarged nongravid leiomyomatous uteri. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 161 patients who underwent hysterectomy for uterine leiomyoma between January 1994 and December 1994 and between July 1995 and April 1996.(More)
BACKGROUND Amplified centrosomes in cancers are recently garnering a lot of attention as an emerging hub of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic targets. Ovarian adenocarcinomas commonly harbor supernumerary centrosomes that drive chromosomal instability. A centrosome clustering molecule, KIFC1, is indispensable for the viability of extra(More)
Natural and complementary therapies in conjunction with mainstream cancer care are steadily gaining popularity. Ginger extract (GE) confers significant health-promoting benefits owing to complex additive and/or synergistic interactions between its bioactive constituents. Recently, we showed that preservation of natural "milieu" confers superior anticancer(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to analyze our experience with low (8-12 cm above the anal verge) and very low (<6 cm above the anal verge) colorectal resection and primary anastomosis at the time of radical en bloc resection of pelvic malignancies. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of 77 patients undergoing supralevator pelvic exenteration with low(More)
OBJECTIVE Cancer cells have increased rates of glucose metabolism when compared to normal cells. One of the mechanisms proposed for the accelerated glucose use in malignant cells is the overexpression of glucose transporters. In this study we evaluated the expression of the GLUT-1 glucose transporter in borderline and malignant epithelial neoplasms of the(More)
Molar pregnancy has always been of interest to physicians because of the diagnostic and management challenges it presents. Its occurrence in patients older than 50 years of age is rare and misdiagnosis is common. A 51 year old black female presented to the gynecology emergency room with vaginal bleeding for twenty days. She was diagnosed with a molar(More)