Ricardo Luis Cardoso

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This Guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). It addresses the diagnosis and management of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (NVUGIH). Main Recommendations MR1. ESGE recommends immediate assessment of hemodynamic status in patients who present with acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage(More)
BACKGROUND Ulcerative colitis (UC) is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Aberrant crypt foci (ACF) are important biomarkers of sporadic CRC risk. Their correlation with the risk of intraepithelial neoplasia (IN) in UC remains unclear. AIMS To assess whether ACF are a risk factor for IN in long-standing UC and to investigate any(More)
NOD2 mutations have been linked to an increased risk of Crohn’s disease and to some of its phenotypes. The association between NOD2 mutations and susceptibility to ulcerative colitis (UC) remains somewhat controversial and potential correlations between these mutations and UC phenotype have not been studied. To assess whether NOD2 mutations are a risk(More)
The Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a muscular dystrophy with cognitive impairment present in 20-30% of the cases. In the present study, in order to study the relationship between the alpha-dystroglycan (alpha-DG) immunostaining in skeletal muscle and cognitive performance in DMD patients, 19 were assessed. Twelve patients performed the intelligence(More)
Skin biopsy has become an attractive technique to evaluate the terminal regions of small nerve fibers. There is extensive innervation of the skin by both sensory and autonomic fibers as demonstrated by staining for the pan-axonal marker PGP 9,5. The normal pattern is fundamental before any study, since three different techniques described in the literature(More)
BACKGROUND Ulcerative colitis (UC) is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Chromoendoscopy showed superiority to conventional colonoscopy (CC) in surveillance studies including high-risk patients. We aimed to compare chromoendoscopy-guided endomicroscopy (CGE) with CC for intraepithelial neoplasia (IN) detection in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND. CARD15 is involved in the innate immune response and mutations of this gene have been linked with increased risk of Crohn's disease and colorectal cancer. The relation between CARD15 mutations and gastric cancer (GC) remains controversial. AIMS. To assess whether CARD15 mutations are risk factors for GC in Portugal and whether there are(More)
(Origin of successive cambia on stem in three species of Menispermaceae). The lianas observed in this study, Abuta convexa (Vell.) Diels, Abuta imene (Mart.) Eichler, and Chondrodendron platiphyllum (A. St.-Hil.) Miers, all have successive cambia in their stems. The terminology applied to stem histology in species with successive cambia is as diverse as the(More)
This study aimed at the elaboration and the sensorial evaluation of cactus pear fruit jelly and crystallized cactus pear fruit. The jelly obtained presented the following composition: reducing sugars 21.6%; pH 3.07; soluble solids 69.2 °Brix; titrated acidity 0.63% (citric acid) and humidity 23.5%. The sensory analysis was accomplished by a team of 20 non(More)
INTRODUCTION Biliary obstruction is usually caused by choledocholithiasis. However, in some circumstances, alternative or concurring unusual ethiologies such as portal hypertensive biliopathy (PHB) must be considered. CLINICAL CASE We present the case of a 36-year-old female complaining of jaundice and pruritus. Liver function tests were compatible with(More)