Márcio Eduardo Becker

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BACKGROUND The results of a Phase II study of concurrent chemotherapy and accelerated fractionation radiation therapy followed by surgical resection for patients with both adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus are presented. Pretreatment and postinduction staging were correlated with pathologic findings at surgery to assess the role of(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) provides important information in the initial staging of patients with esophageal cancer. With recent modifications in chemoradiotherapy protocols, a significant number of patients have no residual tumor at esophagectomy. The high surgical morbidity and mortality might be avoided if complete response to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy before esophagectomy for invasive cancer of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ). MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective analysis of 154 patients who underwent esophagectomy for invasive cancer between September 1, 1991, and December 31,(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed toxicity, tumor response, disease control, and survival after short-course induction chemoradiotherapy and surgical resection in patients with stage III non-small-cell lung carcinoma. METHODS Forty-five patients with stage III non-small-cell lung carcinoma received 12-day induction therapy of a 96-hour continuous infusion of(More)
In attempt to reproduce the electromyographic signal (EMG) on land, investigations were performed during isometric and dynamic contractions. In aquatic environment, the research of Pöyhönen et al. (1999) was the unique found in literature that had analyzed the EMG signal reliability in maximal and submaximal isometric contractions. Independent of(More)
A significant portion of specimens received by this laboratory for rabies diagnosis is unsatisfactory for testing due to decomposition of the brain, or severe mutilation of the head when the animal was killed. Examination of the spinal cord was therefore explored as a possible alternative method when standard brain examination was not possible. In this(More)
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