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    PERCUTANEOUS RADIOFREQUENCY ASSISTED LIVER PARTITION WITH PORTAL VEIN EMBOLIZATION FOR STAGED HEPATECTOMY (PRALPPS).
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Mar 1;31(1):e1346. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU), Strasbourg, France.
    Background: When a major hepatic resection is necessary, sometimes the future liver remnant is not enough to maintain sufficient liver function and patients are more likely to develop liver failure after surgery.

    Aim: To test the hypothesis that performing a percutaneous radiofrecuency liver partition plus percutaneous portal vein embolization (PRALPPS) for stage hepatectomy in pigs is feasible.

    Methods: Four pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus) both sexes with weights between 25 to 35 kg underwent percutaneous portal vein embolization with coils of the left portal vein. Read More

    DRAIN AMYLASE ON THE FIRST POSTOPERATIVE DAY OF WHIPPLE SURGERY: WHAT VALUE IS THE BEST PREDICTOR FOR EARLY DRAIN REMOVAL?
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Mar 1;31(1):e1345. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    Department of Integrated Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, University Hospital Onofre Lopes, Natal, RN, Brazil.
    Background: The value of drain amylase on the first postoperative day after pancreatic resections has been described as an efficient predictor of pancreatic fistula. In spite of this, the cut-off point below which the drains can be removed early remains controversial.

    Aim: Validate the use of the amylase on the 1st postoperative day in the correlation with pancreatic fistula and define the value at which early drain removal is safe. Read More

    PREVALENCE OF JOINT PAIN AND OSTEOARTHRITIS IN OBESE BRAZILIAN POPULATION.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Mar 1;31(1):e1344. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    Orthopedics Department.
    Background: High body mass index, as well as maintaining this condition for a long period of time, are important risk factors for the development of osteoarthritis.

    Aim: To determine joint pain and osteoarthritis prevalence in patients referred to bariatric surgery.

    Methods: Morbidly obese patients referred to bariatric surgery responded to the visual analogue pain scale (VAS) and the WOMAC questionnaire. Read More

    DIABETES REMISSION RATE IN DIFFERENT BMI GRADES FOLLOWING ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Mar 1;31(1):e1343. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    Service of Obesity and Related Diseases, University Hospital Onofre Lopes, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN.
    Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus has a high long-term remission rate after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB), but few studies have analyzed patients with BMI<35 kg/m2.

    Aim: To compare glycemic control after LRYGB between BMI 30-35 kg/m2 (intervention group or IG) and >35 kg/m2 patients (control group or CG) and to evaluate weight loss, comorbidities and surgical morbidity.

    Methods: Sixty-six diabetic patients (30 in IG group and 36 in CG group) were submitted to LRYGB. Read More

    COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SURGICAL HEMOSTATIC SPONGES IN LIVER INJURY: STUDY IN RATS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Mar 1;31(1):e1342. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    State University of Maringá, Maringá, PR, Brazil.
    Background: Obtaining effective hemostasis either in the traumatic or surgical lesions of parenchymal viscera, especially the liver, has always been a challenge.

    Aim: Comparative study between the use of different hemostatic sponges in hepatic wound and their capacity of integration to cells in a short period.

    Methods: Fifteen Wistar rats were divided into three groups. Read More

    RADIOLOGICAL STUDY OF MEGACOLON IN TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI INFECTED RATS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Mar 1;31(1):e1341. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    Post-Graduate Program in Health Sciences, State University of Maringá, Maringá, PR, Brazil.
    Background: Researches on Chagas disease still use several animals and rats, due to size and susceptibility were preferred by many authors.

    Aim: To develop an experimental model of megacolon in rats inoculated with the strain Y of Trypanosoma cruzi.

    Methods: Thirty male Wistar rats were distributed in three groups inoculated with different inoculants: Group A: 600000, Group B: 1000000 and Group C: 1500000 blood trypomastigotes of T. Read More

    ADDUCTOR POLLICIS MUSCLE THICKNESS AND PREDICTION OF POSTOPERATIVE MORTALITY IN PATIENTS WITH STOMACH CANCER.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Mar 1;31(1):e1340. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    Program of Post-Graduation in Surgical Sciences. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS. Porto Alegre. RS.
    Background: Malnutrition is very prevalent in patients with gastric cancer and increases the risk of morbidity and mortality. Adductor pollicis muscle thickness (APMT) appears as an important objective, quick, inexpensive and noninvasive measure to assess the muscle compartment.

    Aim: To compare APMT and other nutritional assessment methods and to correlate these methods with postoperative mortality. Read More

    DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF C-REACTIVE PROTEIN AND THE INFLUENCE OF VISCERAL FAT IN PATIENTS WITH OBESITY AND ACUTE APPENDICITIS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Mar 1;31(1):e1339. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    Imaging Department, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP.
    Background: The C reactive protein (CRP) is one of the most accurate inflammatory markers in acute appendicitis (AA). Obesity leads to a pro-inflammatory state with increased CRP, which may interfere with the interpretation of this laboratory test in AA.

    Aim: To assess sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) of CRP in patients with AA and their correlation to body mass index (BMI) and body fat composition. Read More

    THE ROLE OF THE SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY AND THE MANAGEMENT OF TYPE 2 DIABETES.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):283-286
    Departament of Postgraduate in Industrial Biotechnology.
    Background : Currently, bariatric surgery has promoted weight loss and improved glycemic control in obese patients through different techniques, including vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

    Aim : Present and update the different vertical sleeve gastrectomy ways of action, both in the treatment of obesity and diabetes, approaching its potential effect on gastrointestinal physiology, as well as the benefits achieved by this manipulation.

    Methods : Pubmed database search was used crossing the headings: obesity, type 2 diabetes and sleeve gastrectomy. Read More

    FUNDOPLICATION CONVERSION IN ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS FOR CONTROL OF OBESITY AND GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):279-282
    Post-Graduation Program in Surgery, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, PE.
    Introduction : Obesity is related with higher incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Antireflux surgery has inadequate results when associated with obesity, due to migration and/or subsequent disruption of antireflux wrap. Gastric bypass, meanwhile, provides good control of gastroesophageal reflux. Read More

    HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA: DIAGNOSIS AND OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):272-278
    Unit of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver and Pancreas Transplantation, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery.
    Introduction: Hepatocellular carcinoma is an aggressive malignant tumor with high lethality.

    Aim: To review diagnosis and management of hepatocellular carcinoma.

    Methods: Literature review using web databases Medline/PubMed. Read More

    SINGLE ANASTOMOSIS GASTRIC BYPASS (ONE ANASTOMOSIS GASTRIC BYPASS OR MINI GASTRIC BYPASS): THE EXPERIENCE WITH BILLROTH II MUST BE CONSIDERED AND IS A CHALLENGE FOR THE NEXT YEARS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):267-271
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Hospital José Joaquin Aguirre, Santiago, Chile.
    Introduction: Single anastomosis gastric bypass (one anastomosis gastric bypass or mini-gastric bypass) has been presented as an option of surgical treatment for obese patients in order to reduce operation time and avoiding eventual postoperative complications after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.The main late complication could be related to bile reflux.

    Aim: To report the experiences published after Billroth II anastomosis and its adverse effects regarding symptoms and damage on the gastric and esophageal mucosa . Read More

    MINI-GASTRIC BYPASS: DESCRIPTION OF THE TECHNIQUE AND PRELIMINARY RESULTS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):264-266
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP, Campinas.
    Background : In recent years, a surgical technique known as single-anastomosis gastric bypass or mini-gastric bypass has been developed. Its frequency of performance has increased considerably in the current decade.

    Aim : To describe the mini-gastric bypass technique, its implementation and preliminary results in a university hospital. Read More

    MODIFIED HEIDELBERG TECHNIQUE FOR PANCREATIC ANASTOMOSIS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):260-263
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre Hospital, Mumbai, India.
    Background : Pancreatic fistula is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after pancreatoduodenectomy. To prevent this complication, many technical procedures have been described.

    Aim: To present a novel technique based on slight modifications of the original Heidelberg technique, as new pancreatojejunostomy technique for reconstruction of pancreatic stump after pancreatoduodenectomy and present initial results. Read More

    TEACHING MODEL FOR EVALUATION OF THE ABILITY AND COMPETENCE PROGRESS IN ENDOSUTURE IN SURGICAL SKILL LABORATORY.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):256-259
    Laboratory of Surgical Skills, Nucleus of Experimental Surgery, Hospital das Clínicas, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil.
    Background : Laparoscopic manual suturing is probably the most difficult skill to be acquired in minimally invasive surgery. However, laparoscopic exercise endo-sutures can be learned with a simulator and are of great practical importance and clinical applicability, absorbing concepts that are immediately transferred to the operating room.

    Aim : To assess the progression of skills competence in endo-sutures through realistic simulation model of systematized education. Read More

    THE RELATION AMONG THE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL DURING LEISURE TIME, ANTHROPOMETRY, BODY COMPOSITION, AND PHYSICAL FITNESS OF WOMEN UNDERWENT OF BARIATRIC SURGERY AND AN EQUIVALENT GROUP WITH NO SURGERY.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):252-255
    Physical Education Department, State University of Maringá, Maringá, PR.
    Background: Bariatric surgery is an alternative to the obesity treatment.

    Aim: To compare anthropometric variables such as body composition and physical fitness of those who performed Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

    Methods: Were evaluated 108 women. Read More

    QUALITY OF LIFE AFTER VERTICAL GASTRECTOMY EVALUATED BY THE BAROS QUESTIONNAIRE.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):248-251
    Digestive System Surgery, Clinic VIDAR, Blumenau, SC, Brazil.
    Background : The satisfactory outcome in the surgical treatment of obesity must include, in addition to weight loss, a significant change in the pre-existing comorbidities and in the quality of life of the patients.

    Aim : To evaluate the quality of life in the late postoperative period in patients that underwent videolaparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

    Methods : Was applied the questionnaire "Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System" (BAROS) in patients that underwent videolaparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Read More

    PRE AND POSTOPERATIVE PH MONITORING AND WEIGHT LOSS ANALYSIS IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING GASTRIC PLICATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH FUNDOPLICATION.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):244-247
    General Surgery and Obesity Service, Sugisawa Hospital, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
    Background : Obese patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease with pathological pH monitoring result may benefit from surgical treatment which is based on the fundoplication technique in association with laparoscopic gastric plication. The Nissen surgery is the gold standard for surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, whereas laparoscopic gastric plication is a restrictive surgery that consists of the invagination of the greater curvature, resulting in weight loss.

    Aim: To compare pre and postoperative pHmetry results and to evaluate weight loss in patients submitted to gastroplasty with fundoplication. Read More

    EFFECTS OF COLD ISCHEMIA TIME ON HEPATIC ALLOGRAFT FUNCTION.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):239-243
    Clinical Hospital Complex, Hepatic Transplantation Service.
    Background : Cold ischemia time is related to success of liver transplantation.

    Aim : To compare the impact of cold ischemia time on allografts locally collected to those collected distantly.

    Methods : Were evaluated 83 transplantations. Read More

    INTERESFINCTERIAL LIGATION OF FISTULA TRACT (LIFT) FOR PATIENTS WITH ANAL FISTULAS: A BRAZILIAN BI-INSTITUTIONAL EXPERIENCE.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):235-238
    Coloproctology, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP.
    Background : The best treatment for anal fistula should extirpate infection and promote healing of the tract, whilst preserving the anal sphincter complex and full continence.

    Aim: To analyze the success rate after a modified technique for ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT) for patients with anal fistulas.

    Methods: A prospective (observational cohort study) Brazilian bi-institutional experience with a modified (ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract without excision) LIFT technique was undertaken. Read More

    COLOSTOMY CLOSURE: RISK FACTORS FOR COMPLICATIONS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Oct-Dec;30(4):231-234
    Department of Surgery, University of Santo Amaro, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
    Background: : The restoration of intestinal continuity is an elective procedure that is not free of complications; on the contrary, many studies have proven a high level of morbidity and mortality. It is multifactorial, and has factors inherent to the patients and to the surgical technique.

    Aim: : To identify epidemiological features of patients that underwent ostomy closure analyzing the information about the surgical procedure and its arising complications. Read More

    OPEN, LAPAROSCOPIC, AND ROBOTIC-ASSISTED HEPATECTOMY IN RESECTION OF LIVER TUMORS: A NON-SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):155-160
    Department of Surgery, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Propedeutics, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil.
    Introduction: Several factors have made hepatectomy an increasingly safe surgery and new drugs allowed surgical treatment for patients who initially were not candidates for resection. Lesions often require resection, which can be performed by open, laparoscopic, or robotic assisted hepatectomy.

    Aim: Compare the surgical techniques in open, laparoscopic, and robotic assisted hepatectomy for resection of liver tumors. Read More

    GASTRIC NEUROENDOCRINE TUMOR: REVIEW AND UPDATE.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):150-154
    School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
    Introduction: The frequency of gastric neuroendocrine tumors is increasing. Reasons are the popularization of endoscopy and its technical refinements. Despite this, they are still poorly understood and have complex management. Read More

    LAPAROSCOPIC UNCINATECTOMY: A MORE CONSERVATIVE APPROACH TO THE UNCINATE PROCESS OF THE PANCREAS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):147-149
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
    Background: The isolate resection of the uncinate process of the pancreas is a rarely described procedure but is an adequate surgery to treat benign and low grade malignancies of the uncinate process of the pancreas.

    Aim: To detail laparoscopic uncinatectomy technique and present the initial results.

    Method: Patient is placed in supine position with the surgeon between legs. Read More

    LAPAROENDOSCOPIC TRANSGASTRIC RESECTION OF SUBEPITHELIAL JUXTACARDIAC TUMORS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):143-146
    Kaiser Clinic and Hospital, Endoscopy, São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil.
    Background: With a prevalence of 0.4-3.5%, subepithelial lesions of the upper digestive tract are discovered during endoscopic procedures. Read More

    THE VULKAN TECHNIQUE: A NOVEL OSTOMY-CLOSURE TECHNIQUE THAT REDUCES COMPLICATIONS AND OPERATIVE TIMES.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):139-142
    Center of Innovative Surgery (ZIC), Department of Surgery, Campus Virchow Klinikum and Campus Mitte, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
    Background: Ostomy reversals remain at high risk for surgical complications. Indeed, surgical-side infections due to bacterial contamination of the stoma lead to revision surgery and prolonged hospital stay.

    Aim: To describe the novel vulkan technique of ostomy reversal that aims to reduce operative times, surgical complications, and readmission rates. Read More

    EVALUATION OF ENEMAS CONTAINING SUCRALFATE IN TISSUE CONTENT OF MUC-2 PROTEIN IN EXPERIMENTAL MODEL OF DIVERSION COLITIS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):132-138
    Laboratory of Medical Research of the Post-Graduation Program in Health Sciences, São Francisco University, Bragança Paulista, SP, Brazil.
    Background: The effects of topical application of sucralfate (SCF) on the tissue content of MUC-2 protein have not yet been evaluated in experimental models of diversion colitis.

    Aim: To measure the tissue content of MUC-2 protein in the colonic mucosa diverted from fecal stream submitted to the SCF intervention.

    Methods: Thirty-six rats underwent derivation of intestinal transit through proximal colostomy and distal mucous fistula. Read More

    BILIARY COMPLICATIONS AFTER LIVER TRANSPLANTATION.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):127-131
    Department of Surgery, Clinics Hospital, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
    Background: Biliary reconstitution has been considered the Achilles's heel of liver transplantations due to its high rate of postoperative complications.

    Aim: To evaluate the risk factors for occurrence of biliary strictures and leakages, and the most efficient methods for their treatment.

    Method: Of 310 patients who underwent liver transplantation between 2001 and 2015, 182 medical records were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

    FUNCTIONAL AND CELLULAR EVALUATION OF THE LIVER AFTER LOW-POWER LASER STIMULATION DURING SURGERY.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):122-126
    Methodist University Center - IPA, Laboratory of Toxicology and Mutagenesis, Porto Alegre, RS.
    Background: Partial hepatectomy is a surgical intervention of the liver that can trigger its regenerative process, where the residual lobes deflagrate a compensatory hyperplasia, causing its restoration almost to the original volume. Nevertheless, depending on the extent of liver damage its regeneration might be impaired. The low-power laser has been studied with beneficial results. Read More

    PPH AND BIOLOGICAL GLUE IN PATIENTS WITH HIGH RISK OF BLEEDING IN STAPLED HEMORRHOIDOPEXY.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):118-121
    Spaulding/Massachusetts General Hospital Labs of Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
    Background: Stapled hemorrhoidopexy is a common treatment for grade 3 hemorrhoids. Patients with conditions that increase the risk of bleeding, as cardiac stents usage with clopidogrel bissulfate and liver cirrhosis, should receive an extra care in surgical procedures due to the high risk of bleeding. For this reason and for patients with third degree hemorrhoids we propose the use of stapled hemorrhoidopexy followed by the use of biological glue. Read More

    POLYMORPHISM OF THE COX-2 GENE AND SUSCEPTIBILITY TO COLON AND RECTAL CANCER.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):114-117
    UNOPAR, Rehabilitation Sciences Center, Londrina, PR, Brazil.
    Background: The colorectal neoplasm is the fourth most common malignancy among males and the third among females. In the Western world is estimated that 5% of the population will develop it, making this disease a major public health problem.

    Aim: To analyze the prevalence of the polymorphism -765G / C region of the COX-2 gene in colorectal cancer patients compared to a control group, analyzing the possible association between this polymorphism and susceptibility to colorectal cancer. Read More

    STEM CELLS HEMATOPOIETIC NICHES AND INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE TO DIFFERENT SYNTHETIC PROSTHESIS IMPLANTED IN RAT WITH INCISIONAL HERNIAS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):108-113
    Medical School, Nove de Julho University, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
    Background: Extramedullary hematopoiesis depends on complex pathophysiological mechanisms linked to hematopoietic stem cells and the proteins considered mediators of the inflammation. The identification of hematopoietic cells outside bone marrow in the adult is an occurrence that can occasionally follows the inflammatory response, was considered a secondary occurrence, but current biomolecular studies have changed that concept.

    Aim: Describe the presence of clusters of precursor cells of platelets (megakaryocytes), and cells of the inflammatory response in the abdominal wall and spleen of rats with experimentally induced incisional hernias and repaired with different synthetic prostheses. Read More

    PROGNOSTIC FACTORS FOR LEFT COLECTOMY FOR COLON CANCER: A TEN YEARS EXPERIENCE OF A SINGLE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTION.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):103-107
    Gastroenterology Department, Clinic Hospital, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
    Background: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world. In Brazil, it is the leading cause of cancer in the gastrointestinal tract.

    Aim: To evaluate the preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative risk factors for recurrence and overall survival of patients with left colon cancer operated during a ten-year period. Read More

    TISSUE EXPRESION OF THE GENES MUTYH AND OGG1 IN PATIENTS WITH SPORADIC COLORECTAL CANCER.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):98-102
    Faculty of Medical Sciences of the State University of Campinas, Department of Surgery, Campinas, SP.
    Background: MTUYH and OGG1 genes have importance in the base excision repair systems of oxidized DNA bases. Modification of the tissue expression of these genes is related to the increased risk of developing colorectal cancer.

    Aim: To evaluate the tissue expression of MUTYH and OGG1 comparing normal and neoplastic tissues of patients with sporadic colorectal cancer and to correlate it with clinical and histopathological variables. Read More

    IMMUNOMODULATING EFFECTS OF THE PURIFIED HEV B 13 FRACTION ON SEPTIC RATS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):93-97
    Laboratory of Experimental and Biotechnological Studies of the Post-Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences and Health, Area V, Campus I, Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás.
    Background: Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection that occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight the infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body, especially in the acute phase of the disease, producing excessive pro-inflammatory cytokines, leading to multiple organ injury and death. The Hev b 13 fraction has demonstrated biological activity capable of inducing IL-10 production and shrinking inflammatory disease lesions.

    Aim: To investigate the immunomodulating effects of the Hev b 13 fraction on septic rats. Read More

    DO THE RADIOLOGICAL CRITERIA WITH THE USE OF RISK FACTORS IMPACT THE FORECASTING OF ABDOMINAL NEUROBLASTIC TUMOR RESECTION IN CHILDREN?
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):88-92
    Postgraduate Program in Interdisciplinary Surgical Science.
    Background: The treatment of neuroblastoma is dependent on exquisite staging; is performed postoperatively and is dependent on the surgeon's expertise. The use of risk factors through imaging on diagnosis appears as predictive of resectability, complications and homogeneity in staging.

    Aim: To evaluate the traditional resectability criteria with the risk factors for resectability, through the radiological images, in two moments: on diagnosis and in pre-surgical phase. Read More

    ANALYSIS OF DOUBLE BALLOON ENTEROSCOPY: INDICATIONS, FINDINGS, THERAPEUTIC AND COMPLICATIONS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):83-87
    Serviço de Endoscopia, Hospital Sugisawa (Endoscopy Service, Sugisawa Hospital, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
    Background: The double balloon enteroscopy is an important method for the endoscopic approach of the small bowel that provides diagnosis and therapy of this segment's disorders, with low complication rate.

    Aim: Analysis of patients undergoing double balloon enteroscopy. The specific objectives were to establish the indications for this method, evaluate the findings by the double balloon enteroscopy, analyze the therapeutic options and the complications of the procedure. Read More

    PERITONEAL ADHESIONS TYPE I, III AND TOTAL COLLAGEN ON POLYPROPYLENE AND COATED POLYPROPYLENE MESHES: EXPERIMENTAL STUDY IN RATS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Apr-Jun;30(2):77-82
    Center for Experimental Research, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
    Background: Hernia correction is a routinely performed treatment in surgical practice. The improvement of the operative technique and available materials certainly has been a great benefit to the quality of surgical results. The insertion of prostheses for hernia correction is well-founded in the literature, and has become the standard of treatment when this type of disease is discussed. Read More

    MANAGEMENT OF PANCREATICOPLEURAL FISTULAS SECONDARY TO CHRONIC PANCREATITIS.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Jul-Sep;30(3):225-228
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas.
    Introduction: Pancreaticopleural fistula is a rare complication of chronic pancreatitis.

    Objective: To describe pancreaticopleural fistula due to chronic pancreatitis and perform an extensive review of literature on this topic.

    Methods: Comprehensive narrative review through online research on the databases Medline and Lilacs for articles published over the last 20 years. Read More

    PREOPERATIVE MANOMETRY FOR THE SELECTION OF OBESE PEOPLE CANDIDATE TO SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Jul-Sep;30(3):222-224
    Digestive System Surgery, Department of Surgery, State University of Londrina, Londrina, PR, Brazil.
    Background: Sleeve gastrectomy may alter esophageal motility and lower esophageal sphincter pressure.

    Aim: To detect manometric changings in the esophagus and lower esophageal sphincter before and after sleeve gastrectomy in order to select patients who could develop postoperative esophageal motilitity disorders and lower esophageal sphincter pressure modifications.

    Methods: Seventy-three patients were selected. Read More

    SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY AND FUNDOPLICATION AS A SINGLE PROCEDURE IN PATIENTS WITH OBESITY AND GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Jul-Sep;30(3):216-221
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital Dr José J. Aguirre, Santiago, Chile.
    Background: Bariatric surgery in Chile has seen an exponential increase in recent years, especially in sleeve gastrectomy. Its use is currently discussed in patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease. Different options have been considered for the management of these patients but up to now laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass seems to be the best option. Read More

    THE IMPACT OF THE USE OF SYMBIOTICS IN THE PROGRESSION OF NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE IN A RAT MODEL.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Jul-Sep;30(3):211-215
    Department of Industrial Biotechnology Graduate, Positivo University, Curitiba, PR.
    Background: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by accumulation of intrahepatic lipid. The use of live microorganisms promotes beneficial effects; however, the use of symbiotic and its role in NAFLD is not yet fully understood.

    Aim: Verify if the symbiotic administration influences the occurrence and progression of NAFLD in rats, after induction of hepatic steatosis by high calorie diet. Read More

    CRITICAL EVALUATION OF LONG-TERM RESULTS OF MALIGNANT HEPATIC TUMORS TREATED BY MEANS CURATIVE LAPAROSCOPIC HEPATECTOMY.
    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Jul-Sep;30(3):205-210
    Hospital Santa Lucia.
    Background: Laparoscopic hepatectomy has presented great importance for treating malignant hepatic lesions.

    Aim: To evaluate its impact in relation to overall survival or disease free of the patients operated due different hepatic malignant tumors.

    Methods: Thirty-four laparoscopic hepatectomies were performed in 31 patients with malignant neoplasm. Read More

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