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Schistosomiasis mansoni is a widespread parasitic disease in the Brazilian territory that affects over 8 million individuals. Hepatosplenic schistosomiasis is a serious clinical presentation of this disease, associated with splenomegaly, liver fibrosis, and portal hypertension, and is responsible for approximately 7% of schistosomotic patients. The surgical(More)
The accumulation of chylous fluid in the abdominal cavity is an infrequent, yet alarming, complication in abdominal surgery. Laparoscopic fundoplication has assumed a central role in the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and is significantly altering the balance of therapy toward more common and earlier surgical intervention. We report(More)
BACKGROUND Chagas' disease has a wide distribution in Central and South America. It is endemic in 21 countries, with 16 to 18 million persons infected and 100 million at risk. Surgical treatment of achalasia from Chagas' disease is the first choice in advanced stages. The aim of this study was to analyze the late clinical followup of 50 patients operated on(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence of wound infection in inguinal hernioplasties, incisional hernioplasties, splenectomies, and splenectomies performed in patients with hepatosplenic schistosomiasis, and to examine the relationship of surgical wound infection to antibiotic use, patient age, length of stay in the hospital prior to surgery, and the duration(More)
From 1988 through 1992, we conducted a prospective study of postdischarge surgical wound infection surveillance in our institution. A total of 6604 patients were seen after discharge in a centralized outpatient clinic, supervised by the infection control commission. Wounds were inspected, stitches were removed, and dressings were changed. This care was(More)
The results of the surgical treatment of twenty patients with advanced megaesophagus who had undergone previous treatment are presented. After the previous operation, the asymptomatic period was less than five years in mot cases; symptoms included dysphagia (100%), regurgitation (65%), heartburn (50%), pain (45%), excess saliva (20%) and palpitations (10%).(More)
Thirty-five patients suffering from stenosed or perforated duodenal ulcer, who were submitted to surgical treatment in the form of proximal gastric vagotomy, are presented. There were no deaths in the series and the results were considered to be very good in the cases of perforation, whereas a high incidence of poor results (27 per cent) occurred in the(More)
The authors studied the variations of ascorbic acid levels in white blood cells and plasma by Denson-Bowers' method in 20 normal individuals (Group I) and 36 schistosoma patients with hepatosplenic disease with and without gastrointestinal haemorrhage (Groups II and III, including 18 patients each). Having submitted the results to statistical analysis with(More)
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