Paula R Cardoso

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Chromobacterium violaceum is one of millions of species of free-living microorganisms that populate the soil and water in the extant areas of tropical biodiversity around the world. Its complete genome sequence reveals (i) extensive alternative pathways for energy generation, (ii) 500 ORFs for transport-related proteins, (iii) complex and extensive systems(More)
Between 1970 and 1998, 90 cases of male breast cancer with available pathological material were retrieved. The disease often presented in aged patients (median--66 years) and as advanced stage (stage III/IV-51%). Excluding stage IV disease, the neoplasia were predominantly ductal invasive carcinomas. NOS (not otherwise specified) (92%), grade 1 and grade 2(More)
UNLABELLED Barrett's esophagus is lined by columnar and goblets cells with gastric and intestinal characteristics. Despite the association between goblet elements and malignancy, it was not demonstrated that other columnar cells lineages are not related to neoplasia. Chromosomal abnormalities were described in metaplasia adjacent to Barrett's neoplasia, but(More)
Barrett's esophagus develops with the following 2 distinct types of lining mucosa: with and without specialized intestinal metaplasia (SIM). Goblet cells found only in SIM areas identify an intestinal phenotype, recognized as the histological hallmark diagnosing Barrett's metaplasia, and selecting high-risk patients for endoscopic surveillance. The columnar(More)
BACKGROUND Immunoreactivity for p53 tumor suppressor gene product is commonly found in human malignancies and some premalignant lesions, but its role in cancer development and its value as a marker of tumor biologic behavior is still unclear. OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to assess p53 immunoexpression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Ventricular resynchronization therapy optimizes cardiac function and induces reverse remodeling of the left ventricle (LV) in patients (pts) with dilated cardiomyopathy and intraventricular conduction disturbances. Improvement of LV mechanical synchrony seems to be the predominant mechanism. There is a growing interest in(More)
Barrett's epithelium (BE), the esophageal columnar-lining with intestinal differentiation, is a premalignant condition predisposing to adenocarcinoma. Columnar cells are the prevalent element of BE, but the hallmark of intestinal differentiation is the goblet population that defines the specialised columnar epithelium (SCE). We have demonstrated that(More)
We report 7 cases of severe Peyronie's disease treated with a modified surgical technique of the one described in 1989. This second version consists of making only one I-shaped incision on the dorsal face of the penis, in order to relax and create a defect in the tunica albuginea, which is then covered with a patch of human lyophilized dura mater. The(More)
INTRODUCTION In patients (pts) with atrial fibrillation (AF) of more than 48 hours' duration, electrical cardioversion (ECV) should only be performed after 3 weeks of effective anticoagulation. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) allows earlier ECV; however, despite exclusion of thrombi in the atrium and left atrial appendage (LAA), cases of(More)