Mauricio Becker

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Indications for palliative surgery in gastric carcinoma (GC) are controversial. Our aim was to describe the results of palliative surgery in GC in terms of operative morbidity and survival. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients with GC, who were divided into three groups: resection with microscopic residual disease (R1), palliative resection(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Indications for gastrectomy in T4 gastric carcinoma (GC) remain controversial. Our aim was to define prognostic factors to select those patients with best chance to benefit from multiorgan resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cohort of patients with T4 GC treated in a 19-year period. Surgical morbidity-associated factors were(More)
The rapid development of software and technology now allows a large amount of diagnostic information to be obtained from a computed tomographic examination. This imaging technique can also be usefully applied to the horse, given appropriate premises and a custom built table for accurate positioning. Computed tomography of the skull has considerable(More)
Results 718 patients were included (gastrectomy performed in 169). The clinical and pathological characteristics of the cohort depending on the residual status after the surgery was recorded. Presence of metastasis (Hazard ratio = 1.68 [HR], 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.19–2.36), albumin <3 g/dL plus lymphocytes <1000 cells/mm3 (HR = 2.9, 95% CI 1.8–4.6),(More)
Background Surgical morbidity after gastrectomy remains high in some institutions. In a recent report, we reported a simple method to predict the probability of complications after gastrectomy. However, we did not stratify the severity of surgical morbidity. Therefore, the aim of this study was increase the sample size, to define the major determinants of(More)
Objective to this field study was to find an alternative to rolling a colic patient with left dorsal displacement under general anesthesia. For that purpose a total of 49 horses with a complete nephrosplenic entrapment out of 542 colic patients presented at the Tierklinik Kerken in 1996 were retrospectively evaluated. Having performed a preliminary colic(More)
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