José Pedro Carvalho Moreira da Silva

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429 Background: Colorectal cancer represents the 4th most frequent cancer in the world and is the 2nd leading cause of death due to cancer. This disease has a negative impact in the Quality of Life (QoL), due to its associated symptoms and due to the used treatments (surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy). Therefore it is fundamental to evaluate and assure(More)
642 Background: "Fast-track" protocols are multimodal programs that when applied to colorectal surgery, permit a reduction in morbidity, hospital stay and a faster recovery after the surgery. Most of these protocols are associated to laparoscopic surgery. However it is possible to reproduce these results with open surgery, when laparoscopy is not an option(More)
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