Luiz Felipe de Campos-Lobato

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OBJECTIVE This study evaluates factors associated with a pathologic complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant chemoradiation for rectal cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Approximately 20% of rectal cancer patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemoradiation achieve pCR, which has been associated with decreased local recurrence and improved recurrence-free(More)
BACKGROUND There is debate whether performing the perineal part of the abdominoperineal resection in a prone position in comparison with a lithotomy position optimizes circumferential resection margins and, subsequently, cancer outcomes. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of patients undergoing abdominoperineal in a prone vs a(More)
PURPOSE Issues related to body image and a permanent stoma after abdominoperineal resection may decrease quality of life in rectal cancer patients. However, specific problems associated with a low anastomosis may similarly affect quality of life for patients undergoing low anterior resection. The aim of this study was to compare quality of life of low(More)
PURPOSE Preoperative chemoradiotherapy can lead to pathologic complete response of rectal cancer. This study was designed to determine the relationship between postchemoradiotherapy pathologic T stage (ypT stage) and nodal metastases and to evaluate whether pathologic complete response of the primary tumor results in sterilization of mesorectal lymph nodes.(More)
BACKGROUND There is sufficient evidence to support the use of hand-assisted laparoscopy for sigmoid, total, and proctocolectomy. As a result, the hand-assisted technique has gained acceptance for these relatively complex types of colorectal surgery. For right colectomy, the use of conventional laparoscopy is supported by studies that have demonstrated its(More)
The benefits of laparoscopic (LC) over open colectomy (OC) have been well characterized for a variety of conditions. Whether the relative benefits of LC differ for different conditions has not been previously investigated. The aim of this study was to identify whether there are differences in benefits of LC for colon cancer (CC), Crohn's disease (CD), and(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the 30-day postoperative complications rate in patients undergoing elective total abdominal colectomy (TAC) for chronic constipation, neoplastic disorders, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) using the American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Database (ACS-NSQIP). The 2007 ACS-NSQIP sample was(More)
The surgical oncologist's ability to identify which patients with stage II colon cancer should be referred to a medical oncologist is subjective and qualitative. It includes assessment of the qualitative aspects of the pathology reports, the patient's suitability to receive potentially toxic medication, and their personal preference. The prognosis of(More)
AIM Approximately 20% of rectal cancers treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation achieve a pathological complete response (pCR), which is associated with an improved oncological outcome. However, in a proportion of patients with a pCR, acellular pools of mucin are present in the surgical specimen. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical(More)
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