Pedro Magalhães-Costa

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS A recent review of economic studies relating to gastric cancer revealed that authors use different tests to estimate utilities in patients with and without gastric cancer. Our aim was to determine the utilities of gastric premalignant conditions and adenocarcinoma with a single standardized health measure instrument. METHODS(More)
AIM To investigate long-term re-bleeding events after a negative capsule endoscopy in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) and the risk factors associated with the procedure. METHODS Patients referred to Hospital Egas Moniz (Lisboa, Portugal) between January 2006 and October 2012 with OGIB and a negative capsule endoscopy were(More)
Gastrointestinal foreign bodies (FB) are comprised of food bolus impaction and intentionally or unintentionally ingested or inserted true FB. Food bolus impaction and true FB ingestion represent a recurrent problem and a true challenge in gastrointestinal endoscopy. More than 80-90% of the ingested true FB will pass spontaneously through the(More)
A 92-year-old man was referred to our endoscopy department for overt obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) investigation, thus a capsule endoscopy (CE) -PillCam@ SB2 (Given Imaging Ltd., Yoqneam, Israel) was performed. As comorbidities, he had Parkinson disease and diabetes mellitus. The patient had no prior history of dysphagia or cerebrovascular events(More)
The 5-aminosalicylate is widely prescribed in inflammatory bowel disease patients. Its potential for renal damage has been seldom described. We report a case of a 23-year-old man who started 5-aminosalicylate after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. One year after, a significant decline on his creatinine clearance was noted, however, at that time, he(More)
Gastroenterology 2015;148:910–911 Question: A 71year-old white man was admitted with a chronic watery diarrhea (>10 bowel movements per day; lasting 8 weeks) and a severe weight loss (5 kg in the last 2 weeks). He denied any other symptoms, namely abdominal pain, visible blood loss, vomiting, or fever. On physical examination, the most remarkable finding(More)
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is one of the first-line treatment options in chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Despite its efficacy in suppressing viral load and a high resistance barrier, long life maintenance therapy is required. Registration studies demonstrated TDF to be a safe drug. However, post-marketing experience reported cases of serious(More)
To cite: Magalhães-Costa P, Chagas C. BMJ Case Rep Published online: [please include Day Month Year] doi:10.1136/bcr-2015209745 DESCRIPTION A 60-year-old Caucasian Portuguese man, who had emigrated from Mozambique 30 years earlier, presented to our department with a 1-month history of epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and watery diarrhoea. He(More)