Samuel P Miranda

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intestinal mucositis is a common side-effect of irinotecan-based cancer chemotherapy regimens. This mucositis is associated with cytokine activation and NO synthesis. Production of IL-18 is up-regulated in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. Therefore, we have investigated the role of IL-18 in the pathogenesis of(More)
We report 7 uterine cavity calcification cases and systematically review the literature on cases presenting this finding. In our series of cases, the mean age of patients was 31.6 ± 5.4 years, with an infertility period ranging from 2 to 8 years. None of our patients had a history of intrauterine contraceptive device use, and 3 had undergone operative(More)
Pancreas transplantation is a method to restore endogenous insulin secretion in insulin-dependent diabetic patients. Because glycemia >150 mg/dL may harm pancreatic graft beta cells, early glucose control using insulin administration is recommended during transplantation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits of strict glycemic control during(More)
Improvements in perioperative care, namely, organ preservation solutions, immunosuppression, and increased experience of surgical, anesthetic, and intensive care teams, have contributed to the success of pancreas transplantation. The objective of this study was to present data on anesthesia for pancreas transplantation alone (PTA) or simultaneous with(More)
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