Sabrina Pardo

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BACKGROUND The replacement of sucrose with HFCS in food products has been suggested as playing a role in the development of obesity as a public health issue. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of four equally hypocaloric diets containing different levels of sucrose or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). METHODS This was a randomized,(More)
The American Heart Association (AHA) has advocated that women and men not consume more than 100 and 150 kcal/day, respectively, from added sugars. These levels are currently exceeded by over 90% of the adult population in the United States. Few data exist on longer-term metabolic effects when sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), the principal(More)
Retroaortic left renal vein joining the left common iliac vein is a rare congenital anomaly in the development of the inferior vena cava. To our knowledge, only one case has been reported in the literature; however, its imaging features have never been described. A 27-year-old male presented with a 1-year history of recurrent right flank pain, dysuria,(More)
BACKGROUND Rio Grande do Sul, a State in southern Brazil, shows high mortality rates for esophageal cancer. Important geographical variations suggest external factors in the etiology. OBJECTIVE The relationship between smoking, alcohol and "mate" to esophageal cancer. METHOD 55 patients with esophageal cancer were interviewed, soon after the endoscopy,(More)
PURPOSE To report our experience pertaining to three cases of intra-articular osteoid osteoma assessed by means of integrated imaging and review of literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS Medical records, radiologic and nuclear medicine findings pertaining to three cases of intra-articular osteoid osteoma were retrospectively evaluated and compared with those(More)
PURPOSE To report our experience in the use of CT in the evaluation of adult intestinal intussusception. A correlation between radiologic findings and surgery was attempted in order to verify our diagnostic hypothesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Intestinal intussusception was diagnosed by CT between September 1993 and December 2000 in 10 patients (6 men and 4(More)
PURPOSE The obstruction of a bowel segment at both ends results in a closed loop obstruction. Progression to strangulation frequently occurs if surgical intervention is delayed. The role of plain radiography in the diagnosis of closed loop obstruction and strangulation has been shown to be limited, while the recent literature has demonstrated the growing(More)
Dear Editor: Lynch syndrome, or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), is a dominantly inherited syndrome characterised by the development of a variety of cancers in the colorectum, endometrium and, less frequently, small bowel, stomach, urinary tract, ovaries, and brain. HNPCC is caused by a single mutation of a DNA mismatch repair gene (MMR),(More)
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