Luiz Gustavo de Quadros

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Background: Less invasive and complex procedures have been developed to treat obesity. The successful use of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty using OverStitch(r) (Apollo Endosurgery, Austin, Texas, USA) has been reported in the literature. Aim: Present technical details of the procedure and its surgical/ endoscopic preliminary outcome. Method: The(More)
The incidence of adverse events in myeloablative transplant protocols is high in refractory Crohn’s disease; this study used low doses of cyclophosphamide. Fourteen patients were submitted to non-myeloablative autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The average number of days of anemia (hemoglobin < 10 g/dL) was 5.4 ± 4.2 and 14 ± 2.4 in the(More)
Between 10 and 20% of all patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures regain weight secondary to a gastrojejunostomy enlargement. The aim of this study was to validate the interobserver agreement while measuring gastric outlet diameters using a new standard guidewire. We selected thirty-five videos of consecutive endoscopic procedures on patients(More)
Crohn’s disease (CD) is a regional enteritis that affects the terminal ileum, but has the potential of involving any segment of the gastrointestinal tract of the patient.1 The etiology of CD is unknown, but several proven risk factors exist such as family history, smoking, oral contraceptives, diet and ethnicity. The combination of risk factors, and(More)
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