José António S. Pereira

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To evaluate the short- and medium-term results of prostatic arterial embolisation (PAE) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This was a prospective non-randomised study including 255 patients diagnosed with BPH and moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms after failure of medical treatment for at least 6 months. The patients underwent PAE between(More)
BACKGROUND The role of central neck dissection (CND) in differentiated thyroid cancer remains controversial. This study aims at elucidating the potential benefits and drawbacks of CND associated to total thyroidectomy in papillary cancer. METHODS Protocols of patients undergoing total thyroidectomy and CND for papillary cancer were reviewed. The following(More)
BACKGROUND Subjective nonspecific upper aerodigestive symptoms (UADS) are not uncommon after thyroidectomy. Their type, duration, and prevalence, however, have not been investigated in a controlled design. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of UADS after thyroidectomy. METHODS A consecutive cohort of 60 patients who had(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether different polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) particle sizes change the outcome of prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS A randomized prospective study was undertaken in 80 patients (mean age, 63.9 y; range, 48-81 y) with symptomatic BPH undergoing PAE between May and December(More)
This study was designed to compare baseline data and clinical outcome between patients with prostate enlargement/benign prostatic hyperplasia (PE/BPH) who underwent unilateral and bilateral prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) for the relief of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). This single-center, ambispective cohort study compared 122 consecutive(More)
PURPOSE To describe the anatomy and imaging findings of the prostatic arteries (PAs) on multirow-detector pelvic computed tomographic (CT) angiography and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) before embolization for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS In a retrospective study from May 2010 to June 2011, 75 men (150(More)
This work aimed to study the prevalence and radiologic anatomy of the middle rectal artery (MRA) using computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA). The retrospective study (October 2010–February 2012) focused in 167 male patients with prostate enlargement (mean age 64.7 years, range 47–81 years) who underwent selective(More)
BACKGROUND Transient recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy affects to 5-10 per cent of patients after extracapsular thyroidectomy. This prospective study assessed the impact of surgical injury and extralaryngeal branching of the inferior laryngeal nerve (ILN) on vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). METHODS Total thyroidectomy or lobectomy was performed in 188(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate efficacy of prostate artery embolization (PAE) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate volume (PV) > 100 cm(3). MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a single-center retrospective cohort study. Between March 2009 and September 2014, PAE was performed in patients with a diagnosis of BPH, PV > 100 cm(3), and moderate to(More)
To evaluate the short and mid-term results of prostatic artery embolization in patients with benign prostatic embolization. Retrospective study between March 2009 and June 2011 with 103 patients (mean age 66.8 years, 50-85) that met our inclusion criteria with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. The clinical outcome was evaluated by the International(More)