Raphael Luiz Haikel

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the rates of local postoperative complications among women undergoing modified radical mastectomy with an electric scalpel (ES) or a harmonic scalpel (HS). It is thought that HS use has less postoperative complications, mainly seroma formation. METHODS This study was a prospective non-randomised clinical(More)
INTRODUCTION Cervical and breast cancer are the most common malignancies among women worldwide. Effective screening can facilitate early detection and dramatically reduce mortality rates. The interface between those screening patients and patients most needing screening is complex, and women in remote areas of rural counties face additional barriers that(More)
BACKGROUND Necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) is characterized by progressive infectious gangrene of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Its treatment involves intensive care, broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy, and full debridement. METHODS We present two cases of NSTI of the breast, adding these cases to the 14 described in the literature, reviewing(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. The use of mobile mammography units to offer screening to women living in remote areas is a rational strategy to increase the number of women examined. This study aimed to evaluate results from the first 2 years of a(More)
BACKGROUND Skin cancer is the most common malignancy in the white population worldwide. In Brazil, the National Cancer Institute (INCA) estimates that in 2010 there will be 119,780 and 5,930 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma, respectively. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of a mobile unit in the diagnosis and treatment of skin(More)
BACKGROUND Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is one of the most common neoplasms in the world. Despite the low mortality rates, NMSC can still cause severe sequelae when diagnosed at advanced stages. Malignant melanoma, the third most common type of skin cancer, has more aggressive behavior and a worse prognosis. Teledermatology provides a new tool for(More)
OBJECTIVE It was the aim of this study to compare diagnostic performances of the BD SurePath™ liquid-based Papanicolaou test (LBC) and the conventional Papanicolaou test (CPT) in cervical samples of women from remote rural areas of Brazil. STUDY DESIGN Specimens were collected by mobile units provided by Barretos Cancer Hospital. This report evaluates the(More)
AIM To verify the impact of breast cancer screening in women aged 40-49 years in one region of Brazil. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a cross-sectional study, targeted to asymptomatic women aged 40-69 years who had breast cancer screening mammography performed between January 2003 and December 2007. Logistic regression was used to estimate the risk of(More)
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