Ricardo Sales dos Santos

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OBJECTIVE Radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus in combination with an antireflux procedure has not been widely documented. We report our initial experience with radiofrequency ablation in association with antireflux procedure for Barrett's metaplasia and low-grade dysplasia. METHODS A total of 14 patients (10 male and 4 female patients)(More)
BACKGROUND Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing cancer mortality. However, these studies have not been undertaken in countries where the incidence of granulomatous disease is high. The First Brazilian Lung Cancer Screening Trial (BRELT1) has completed initial accrual and is now in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the differences between surgical biopsies of distinct lung lobes in terms of the histopathological features of usual interstitial pneumonia, using a semiquantitative score. METHODS We selected all of the patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and submitted to surgical biopsy in two distinct lobes between 1995 and 2005(More)
Postoperative chylous leak is often a consequence of thoracic duct injury during surgical procedures. Persistent chylothorax can be an extremely morbid condition. The authors describe a case of a refractory and long-standing chylous leak after thoracotomy for mediastinal lymphangioma removal. The patient was treated with a computed tomography-guided(More)
Because of the lack of studies aimed at screening for lung cancer (LC) in the Brazilian population, a project that is integrated into the Program for the Support of the Institutional Development of the Brazilian National Ministry of Health Unified Health Care System and whose objective is to evaluate the efficacy of low-dose CT (LDCT) scans of the chest in(More)
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