Volume 13, Number 4, October/December 2015

Clinical features and overall survival among elderly cancer patients in a tertiary cancer center

Yuri Philippe Pimentel Vieira Antunes, Diogo Diniz Gomes Bugano, Auro del Giglio, Rafael Aliosha Kaliks, Theodora Karnakis, Lucíola de Barros Pontes

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3067

ABSTRACTObjective To evaluate the epidemiological profile and overall survival of a large population of elderly individuals diagnosed with solid tumors in a tertiary hospital.Methods This retrospective study included patients aged >65 years, diagnosed with solid tumors between January 2007 and December 2011, at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil. The medical records were reviewed to obtain information about clinical variables and overall survival.Results A total of 806 patients were identified, and 58.4% were male. Mean age was 74 years […]

Comparative study of quality of life of adult survivors of childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia and Wilms’ tumor

Clélia Marta Casellato de Souza, Lilian Maria Cristofani, Ana Lucia Beltrati Cornacchioni, Vicente Odone Filho, Evelyn Kuczynski

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3231

ABSTRACTObjective To analyze and compare the health-related quality of life of adult survivors of acute lymphocytic leukemia and Wilms’ tumor amongst themselves and in relation to healthy participants.Methods Ninety participants aged above 18 years were selected and divided into three groups, each comprising 30 individuals. The Control Group was composed of physically healthy subjects, with no cancer history; and there were two experimental groups: those diagnosed as acute lymphocytic leukemia, and those as Wilms’ Tumor. Quality of life was assessed […]

Most small bowel cancers are revealed by a complication

Ionut Negoi, Sorin Paun, Sorin Hostiuc, Bodgan Stoica, Ioan Tanase, Ruxandra Irina Negoi, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3380

ABSTRACTObjective To characterize the pattern of primary small bowel cancers in a tertiary East-European hospital.Methods A retrospective study of patients with small bowel cancers admitted to a tertiary emergency center, over the past 15 years.Results There were 57 patients with small bowel cancer, representing 0.039% of admissions and 0.059% of laparotomies. There were 37 (64.9%) men, mean age of 58 years; and 72 years for females. Out of 57 patients, 48 (84.2%) were admitted due to an emergency situation: obstruction […]

Suspected melanoma only when the lesion is greater than 6mm may harm patients

Renato Santos de Oliveira Filho, Daniel Arcuschin de Oliveira, Murilo Costa Souza, Mariane da Silva, Mireille Darc Cavalcanti Brandão

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3436

ABSTRACTObjective To analyze the distribution of larger diameter in the pathological report of cutaneous melanoma patients.Methods Data were obtained from patients seen from 1994 to 2015. Date, sex, age, maximum diameter, histological subtype, primary site, microscopic thickness, mitoses, ulceration, vertical growth phase, and regression were the variables studied. This study was approved by the National Ethics Committee – Brazil Platform. Patients were grouped into smaller diameter (≤6mm) and larger diameter (>6mm). The statistical analysis used the χ2test (p6mm). Out of […]

Glycomics expression analysis of sulfated glycosaminoglycans of human colorectal cancer tissues and non-neoplastic mucosa by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

Ana Paula Cleto Marolla, Jaques Waisberg, Gabriela Tognini Saba, Daniel Reis Waisberg, Fernando Beani Margeotto, Maria Aparecida da Silva Pinhal

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3477

ABSTRACTObjective To determine the presence of glycosaminoglycans in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue from neoplastic and non-neoplastic colorectal tissues, since it has a central role in tumor development and progression.Methods Tissue samples from neoplastic and non-neoplastic colorectal tissues were obtained from 64 operated patients who had colorectal carcinoma with no distant metastases. Expressions of heparan sulphate, chondroitin sulphate, dermatan sulphate and their fragments were analyzed by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, with the technique for extraction and quantification of glycosaminoglycans […]

Reference breast temperature: proposal of an equation

Gladis Aparecida Galindo Reisemberger de Souza, Marcos Leal Brioschi, José Viriato Coelho Vargas, Keli Cristiane Correia Morais, Carlos Dalmaso Neto, Eduardo Borba Neves

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3392

ABSTRACTObjective To develop an equation to estimate the breast reference temperature according to the variation of room and core body temperatures.Methods Four asymptomatic women were evaluated for three consecutive menstrual cycles. Using thermography, the temperature of breasts and eyes was measured as indirect reference of core body and room temperatures. To analyze the thermal behavior of the breasts during the cycle, the core body and room temperatures were normalized by means of a mathematical equation.Results We performed 180 observations and […]

Obstetric complications and mother’s age at delivery are predictors of eating disorder symptoms among Health Science college students

Mara Cristina Lofrano-Prado, Wagner Luiz do Prado, Mauro Virgilio Gomes de Barros, Thiago Ricardo dos Santos Tenório, Sandra Lopes de Souza

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3366

ABSTRACTObjective To identify the association between perinatal/neonatal factors and symptoms of eating disorders among college students.Methods Four hundred and eight college students (283 women), aged 18 to 23 years old, enrolled in the first semester of a Bachelor of Health Science degree program were included in the sample. Eating disorder symptoms and body image dissatisfaction were assessed with the Eating Attitudes Test and Bulimic Investigatory Test of Edinburgh. Information regarding birth weight, breastfeeding, obstetric complications, mother’s age at delivery, type […]

Retinal diseases in a reference center from a Western Amazon capital city

Fernando Korn Malerbi, Nilson Hideo Matsudo, Adriano Biondi Monteiro Carneiro, Claudio Luiz Lottenberg

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3538

ABSTRACTObjective To describe retinal diseases found in patients who were waiting for treatment at a tertiary care hospital in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil.Methods Patients underwent slit lamp biomicroscopy, dilated fundus exam and ocular ultrasound. Patients were classified according to phakic status and retinal disease of the most severely affected eye.Results A total of 138 patients were examined. The mean age was 51.3 years. Diabetes was present in 35.3% and hypertension in 45.4% of these patients. Cataract was found in 23.2% […]

Behavioral and electrophysiological auditory processing measures in traumatic brain injury after acoustically controlled auditory training: a long-term study

Carolina Calsolari Figueiredo, Adriana Neves de Andrade, Andréa Tortosa Marangoni-Castan, Daniela Gil, Italo Capraro Suriano

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3379

ABSTRACTObjective To investigate the long-term efficacy of acoustically controlled auditory training in adults after tarumatic brain injury.Methods A total of six audioogically normal individuals aged between 20 and 37 years were studied. They suffered severe traumatic brain injury with diffuse axional lesion and underwent an acoustically controlled auditory training program approximately one year before. The results obtained in the behavioral and electrophysiological evaluation of auditory processing immediately after acoustically controlled auditory training were compared to reassessment findings, one year later.Results […]

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