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Rev. cir. (Impr.) ; 74(4): 376-383, ago. 2022. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1407939

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Resumen Objetivo: El objetivo de este estudio es comparar los resultados perioperatorios del abordaje abierto (AA) con el abordaje laparoscópico (AL) para la reconstitución de tránsito (RT), y determinar factores de riesgo asociados a morbilidad posoperatoria. Material y Métodos: Se estudiaron pacientes consecutivos sometidos a RT entre enero de 2007 y diciembre de 2016 en nuestro centro. Se excluyeron aquellos con grandes hernias incisionales que requirieran reparación abierta simultánea. Se consignaron variables demográficas y perioperatorias, y se compararon ambos grupos. Además, se realizó una regresión logística para la identificación de factores de riesgo asociados a morbilidad posoperatoria en la serie. Resultados: Se realizaron 101 RT en el período. Se excluyeron 14 casos por hernia incisional, por lo que se analizaron 87 casos (46 AA y 41 AL). Diez pacientes en el grupo AL (24,4%) requirieron conversión, principalmente por adherencias. La morbilidad total de la serie fue de 36,8%, siendo mayor en el AA (50% vs 21,9%, p = 0,007). Hubo una filtración anastomótica en cada grupo. La estadía posoperatoria fue de 5 (3-52) días para el AL y 7 (4-36) días para el AA (p < 0,001). En la regresión logística, sólo el AA fue un factor de riesgo independientemente asociado a morbilidad posoperatoria (OR 2,89, IC 95% 1,11-7,49; p = 0,029). Conclusión: El abordaje laparoscópico se asocia a menor morbilidad y estadía posoperatoria que el abordaje abierto para la reconstitución del tránsito pos-Hartmann. En nuestra serie, el abordaje abierto fue el único factor independientemente asociado a morbilidad posoperatoria.


Introduction: Hartmann's reversal (HR) is considered a technically demanding procedure and is associated with high morbidity rates. Aim: The aim of this study is to compare the perioperative results of the open approach (OA) with the laparoscopic approach (LA) for HR, and to determine the risk factors associated with postoperative morbidity. Material and Methods: Consecutive patients undergoing HR between January 2007 and December 2016 at a university hospital were included. Patients with large incisional hernias that required an open approach a priori were excluded from the analysis. Demographic and perioperative variables were recorded. Analytical statistics were carried out to compare both groups, and a logistic regression was performed to identify risk factors associated with postoperative morbidity in the series. Results: A hundred and one HR were performed during the study period. Fourteen cases were excluded due to large incisional hernias, so 87 cases (46 OA and 41 LA) were analyzed. Ten patients in the LA group (24.4%) required conversion, mainly due to adhesions. The total morbidity of the series was 36.8%, being higher in the OA group (50% vs. 21.9%, p = 0.007). There was one case of anastomotic leakage in each group. The length of stay was 5 (3-52) days for LA and 7 (4-36) days for OA (p < 0.001). In the logistic regression, the OA was the only independent risk factor associated with postoperative morbidity in HR (OR 2.89, IC 95% 1.11-7.49; p = 0.029). Conclusion: A laparoscopic approach is associated with less morbidity and a shorter length of stay compared to the open approach for Hartmann's reversal. An open approach was the only factor independently associated with postoperative morbidity in our series.


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Humans , Postoperative Complications/epidemiology , Colorectal Neoplasms/surgery , Laparoscopy/methods , Colorectal Surgery/methods , Laparotomy/methods , Postoperative Complications/physiopathology , Anastomosis, Surgical/methods , Colorectal Neoplasms/mortality , Colorectal Neoplasms/pathology , Chi-Square Distribution , Survival Analysis , Laparoscopy/adverse effects , Colorectal Surgery/adverse effects , Laparotomy/adverse effects
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Oncología (Ecuador) ; 32(2): 129-140, 2 de Agosto del 2022.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1391883

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In troducción:La mortalidad de los pacientes con cáncer,ingresados en unaunidad de terapia intensiva puede ser estimada usando las escalas de sepsis. El objetivo del presente estudio fue realizar una prueba diagnóstica entre las principales escalas en un grupo de pacientes oncológicos de un centro de referencia de Guayaquil-Ecuador.Met odología: Se realizó un estudio transversal, en la unidad de terapia intensiva del Instituto Oncológico Nacional "Dr Juan Tanca Marengo" de SOLCA-Guayaquil, en el período octubre 2019a noviembre del 2020. La muestrafue probabilística, de pacientes con diagnóstico oncológicos clínicos ingresado en UCI. Se registró edad, tipo de cáncer, antecedentes familiares, mortalidad y las escalas SOFA y APACHE II. Se utiliza estadística descriptiva, se realiza una prueba diagnóstica y un análisis de supervivencia.R esultados: Se analizan 99 casos, de 57 ± 16 añosde edad, 37 hombres (37.4%). Con Hipertensión arte-rial (39.4%) y diabetes mellitus tipo 2 (17.1%). 12.1 %casos de linfoma no Hodgkiny cáncer intestinal 11.1%; 17 fallecimientos (17.2%). La puntuación global SOFA fue de 6.8 ± 3.0. La puntuación global APACHE II de 18.6 ± 7.0. El riesgo de mortalidad fue estadísticamente significativo a partir del 5to día. La puntuación SOFA >6 tuvo una sensibilidad del 88.24 %, valor predictivo (VP) positivo fue muy bajo, así como la especificidad; el VP negativo fue de 97%. La escala APACHE II, tuvo una sensibilidad del 94.12 %, con una especificidad de 96.34 %; VP positivo, comparada a la escala SOFA fue el doble.Co nclusión: La escala APACHE II en pacientes oncológicos clínicos ingresados en UCI predice de la ma-nera más exacta la mortalidad cuando la puntuación es mayor a 18


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Neoplasms , Survival Analysis , Mortality , Hospital Mortality , Critical Care , Neoplasm Metastasis
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Oncología (Ecuador) ; 32(2): 141-156, 2 de Agosto del 2022.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1391889

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Introducción: El Linfoma de Hodgkin (LH), es una neoplasia hematológica poco frecuente, donde las células neoplásicas forman una minoría del tumor y están rodeados por un medio inflamatorio reactivo que incluye linfocitos, eosinófilos, neutrófilos, histiocitos y células plasmáticas. El objetivo del presente estudio fue describir una población con esta patología y su supervivencia en 7 años de seguimiento. Metodología Este estudio longitudinal, se realizó en el Hospital Carlos Andrade Marín, de Quito, Ecuador, del período 2013-2019, con una muestra no probabilística, de pacientes con LH. Se registraron variables demográficas, clínicas, de laboratorio, clasificación Ann Arbor, clasificación histológica, tratamiento y respuesta, mortalidad y tiempo de supervivencia. Se utiliza estadística descriptiva; bivariado y un análisis de supervivencia. Resultados: Se analizan 73 casos, 43 hombres (58.9 %). El grupo de 61 a 70 años fue el más prevalente con 19 casos (26%). 1 caso (4.1 %) con VIH, 7 casos (9.6%) con inmunosupresores. Síntomas B en 49 casos (67.1%). Adenomegalias en 15 casos (20.5 %). Masa Bulky 5 casos (6.8 %). Fallecieron 22 casos (30.1 %). Supervivencia de 52.8 meses, el 83.6% de recibieron Adriamicina, Bleomicina, Vincristina y Dacarbazina como 1ra línea de tratamiento, con remisión completa en el 61.7%. El estadio IV de Ann Arbor con Hazard Ratio (HR): 3.47,(IC95%: 1.20 ­6.11, P= 0.04), depleción linfocitaria HR: 4.98 (IC95%: 1.31 ­9.47, P= 0.04).Hemoglobina < 10.5 g/dL HR: 2.40,(IC95%: 1.47­5.94, P= 0.03), Albúmina < 4 g/dL HR: 4.02, IC95%: 1.94­7.26, P= 0.01) y linfocitos < 600 células/µL HR: 4.57, (IC95%: 1.85 ­11.28, P= 0.001)Conclusión: La prevalencia de LH fue ligeramente mayor en hombres, con una relación de 1.1: 1. LA incidencia fue bimodal, entre 31-40 años y entre 61-70 años, con síntomas B y adenomegalias. Los estadios II y III (Ann Arbor) fueron los más frecuentes. La Hemoglobina y albúmina fue menor en los fallecidos. El tratamiento de primera línea tuvo remisión completa en el 61.7% de los casos. La ausencia de síntomas B, se relacionó con una mayor supervivencia; los estadios avanzados se relacionaron con peor supervivencia; la supervivencia fue mayor en pacientes que obtuvieron remisión completa con la primera línea de tratamiento; la supervivencia general fue menor a la encontrada en países desarrollados


In troduction: Hodgkin's Lymphoma (HL) is a rare hematological neoplasm where neoplastic cells form a minority of the tumor and are surrounded by a reactive inflammatory medium that includes lympho-cytes eosinophils, neutrophils, histiocytes, and plasma cells. The objective of the present study was to describe a population with this pathology and its survival in 7 years of follow-up.Met hodology: This longitudinal study was carried out at the Carlos Andrade Marín Hospital, in Quito, Ec-uador, from 2013-2019, with a non-probabilistic sample of patients with HL. Demographic, clinical, labor-atory variables, Ann Arbor classification, histological classification, treatment and response, mortality, and survival time were recorded. Descriptive statistics are used; bivariate and survival analysis.R esults: 73 cases were analyzed, 43 men (58.9%). The group of 61 to 70 years was the most prevalent, with 19 cases (26%). 1 case (4.1%) with AIDS and 7 cases (9.6%) with immunosuppressants. B symp-toms in 49 cases (67.1%). Enlarged lymph nodes in 15 cases (20.5%). Bulky mass 5 cases (6.8%). 22 cases died (30.1%). Survival of 52.8 months, 83.6% received Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Vincristine, and Dacarbazine as1st line of treatment, with complete remission in 61.7%. Ann Arbor stage IV with Hazard Ratio (HR): 3.47, (95% CI: 1.20 ­6.11, P= 0.04), lymphocyte depletion HR: 4.98 (95% CI: 1.31 ­9.47, P= 0.04). Hemoglobin < 10.5 g/dL HR: 2.40, (95% CI: 1.47 ­5.94, P= 0.03), Albumin < 4 g/dL HR: 4.02, 95% CI: 1.94 ­7.26, P= 0.01) and lymphocytes < 600 cells/ µL HR: 4.57, (95% CI: 1.85 ­11.28, P= 0.001).C o nclusion: The prevalence of HL was slightly higher in men, with a ratio of 1.1: 1. The incidence was bimodal, between 31-40 years and between 61-70 years, with B symptoms and enlarged lymph nodes. Stages II and III (Ann Arbor) were the most frequent. Hemoglobin and albumin were lower in the de-ceased. First-line treatment had complete remission in 61.7% of cases. The absence of B symptoms was related to more remarkable survival; advanced stages were related to worse survival; survival was higher in patients who achieved complete remission with the first line of treatment; overall survival was lower than that found indeveloped countries


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Hodgkin Disease , Survival Analysis , Mortality , Lymphoma, AIDS-Related , Hospital Mortality
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Oncología (Ecuador) ; 32(2): 194-207, 2 de Agosto del 2022.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1391903

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In troducción: Una de cada 18 mujeres desarrolla a lo largo de su vida cáncer de mama, siendo esta la principal causa de muerte por cáncer en mujeres.El propósito del presente estudio fue establecer el valor predictivo de los factores histopatológicos presentes en tumores malignos de mama con recepto-res hormonales positivos Her2 negativo de un grupo de pacientes en un centro de referencia oncológico.Met odología: Este estudio longitudinal se realizó en el Instituto Oncológico Nacional "Dr Juan TancaMa-rengo", de Guayaquil -Ecuador. El período de inclusión del 2007 al 2009 con período de observación hasta diciembre del 2020. Con una muestra no probabilística, se incluyeron mujeres con cáncer de mama, hormonal positivo Her2Neu negativo, que hayan recibido tratamiento adyuvante durante un pe-riodo de seguimiento. Se midieron variables demográficas, clínicas, relacionadas al tumor, clasificación TNM y sobrevida.Se realiza un análisis univariado descriptivo de la muestra, un análisis bivariado, com-parando el grupo de pacientes fallecidas con el grupo de pacientes vivas; un análisis de correlación entre variables en escala; un análisis de supervivencia y finalmente se presenta una regresión COX para pre-decir la supervivencia en base a las variables.R esultados: Ingresaron al estudio 105 pacientes, de 54.1 ± 11.4 años. 58.1% de casos en etapa temprana y 41.9% en etapa localmente avanzada. La sobrevida global (SG) fue de 67.6%a 14 añosy la sobrevida librede progresión (SLP) del 59.05%. La terapia de bloqueo hormonal se asoció con la SLP (R=0.544, P<0.01) y con SG (R=0.399, P<0.05). El compromiso ganglionar en estadio N0 tuvo una SLP de 11.9 ± 0.4 años, en estadio N3 fue de 6.8 ± 1.6 años (P<0.01). El modelo de regresión de Cox para predecir el tiempo de vida libre de progresión o enfermedad fue estadísticamente significativo con la terapia de bloqueo hormonal (R2=0.607, P<0.001) Conclusión: Laterapia de bloqueo hormonal mantenida por más de 5 años tiene un impacto positivo en la supervivencia de las pacientes con cáncer de mama hormonal positivo Her2 Neu negativo


In troduction:One in 18 women develops breast cancer throughout her life, this being the leading cause of death from cancer in women. The purpose of the present study was to establish the predictive value of the histopathological factors present in malignant breast tumors with positive hormone receptors Her2 negative in a group of patients in an oncology reference center.Met hodology: This longitudinal study was conducted at the "Dr. Juan Tanca Marengo" National Oncology Institute in Guayaquil -Ecuador. The inclusion period was from 2007 to 2009, with an observation period until December 2020. With a non-probabilistic sample, women with hormone-positive Her2 Neu negative breast cancer who had received adjuvant treatment during a follow-up period were included. Demo-graphic, clinical, tumor-related, TNM classification and survival variables were measured. A descriptive univariate analysis of the sample is performed, a bivariate analysis comparing the group of deceased patients with the group of living patients; a correlation analysis between variables in scale; a survival analysis; and a COX regression is presented to predict survival based on the variables.R esults: 105 patients,54.1 ± 11.4 years old, entered the study. 58.1% of cases are in the early stage, and 41.9% are in a locally advanced stage. Overall survival (OS) was 67.6% at 14 years, and progression-free survival (PFS) was 59.05%. Hormone blocking therapy was associated with PFS (R=0.544, P<0.01) and OS (R=0.399, P<0.05). Lymph node involvement in stage N0 had a PFS of 11.9 ± 0.4 years; stage N3 was 6.8 ± 1.6 years (P<0.01). The Cox regression model to predict progression-free or disease-free life was statistically significant with hormone blockade therapy (R2=0.607, P<0.001).C o nclusion: Hormone blockade therapy maintained for more than five years positively impacts the sur-vival of patients with hormone-positive Her2 Neu negative breast cancer.


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Breast Neoplasms , Tamoxifen , Survival Analysis , Regression Analysis , Receptor, ErbB-2
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Rev. peru. med. exp. salud publica ; 39(2): 161-169, abr.-jun. 2022. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1395053

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RESUMEN Objetivo. Comparar la supervivencia de pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica (ERC) en hemodiálisis (HD) versus diálisis peritoneal (DP). Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un análisis de supervivencia de una cohorte retrospectiva de pacientes ≥ 18 años que iniciaron HD versus DP en el Hospital Víctor Lazarte Echegaray del 2015 al 2019. Se analizaron las covariables: edad, sexo, diabetes mellitus con causa de ERC, catéter venoso central temporal (CVC) como acceso vascular inicial y tasa de filtración glomerular. Se calculó la supervivencia con curvas de Kaplan-Meier para la cohorte global y para edad ≥ 60 años, diabetes mellitus como causa de ERC y CVC. Se estimó el riesgo de fallecer mediante Hazard Ratio (HR) según el modelo de riesgos proporcionales de Cox para cada covariable ajustada a la modalidad de diálisis en un análisis bivariado y multivariado considerando diferencia significativa si el valor de p < 0,05. Resultados. Se incluyeron 368 pacientes en HD de los cuales fallecieron 129 (35,1%) y 172 pacientes en DP de los cuales fallecieron 66 (38,4%) (p=0,455). La probabilidad acumulada de supervivencia a los 60 meses para HD fue de 30% y para DP fue de 37% con curvas de supervivencia similares (p=0,719). La mediana del tiempo de sobrevida en HD fue de 32 meses (RIC: 20-53) y en DP fue de 32,5 meses (RIC: 18-57) (p=0,999). Se determinó que las covariables asociadas con una mayor mortalidad ajustadas a la modalidad de diálisis fueron edad ≥60 años (HR 1,77; p<0,001) y diabetes mellitus como causa de ERC (HR 1,63; p=0,002). Conclusiones. La supervivencia de los pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica en HD y DP fue similar.


ABSTRACT Objective. To compare the survival of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis (HD) versus peritoneal dialysis (PD). Materials and methods. Survival analysis of a retrospective cohort of patients ≥ 18 years who started HD versus PD at the Victor Lazarte Echegaray Hospital from 2015 to 2019. We analyzed the following covariates: age, sex, diabetes mellitus as cause of CKD, temporary central venous catheter (CVC) as initial vascular access and glomerular filtration rate. Survival was calculated with Kaplan-Meier curves for the overall cohort and for age ≥ 60 years, diabetes mellitus as a cause of CKD and CVC. The risk of death was estimated by Hazard Ratio (HR) according to the Cox proportional hazards model for each covariate adjusted for dialysis type in a bivariate and multivariate analysis considering significant difference if the p-value < 0.05. Results. We included 368 patients on HD of whom 129 (35.1%) died, and 172 patients on PD of whom 66 (38.4%) died (p=0.455). The cumulative probability of survival at 60 months for HD was 30% and for PD was 37% with similar survival curves (p=0.719). The median survival time for HD was 32 months (IQR: 20-53) and for PD was 32.5 months (IQR: 18-57) (p=0.999). The covariates associated with higher mortality adjusted for dialysis type were age ≥60 years (HR 1.77; p<0.001) and diabetes mellitus as a cause of CKD (HR 1.63; p=0.002). Conclusions. Survival of patients with CKD on HD and PD was similar.


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Humans , Male , Female , Survival Analysis , Mortality , Peritoneal Dialysis , Dialysis , Patients , Survival , Renal Dialysis , Survivorship
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Rev. cir. (Impr.) ; 74(3): 248-255, jun. 2022. ilus, tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1407918

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Resumen Introducción: Si bien actualmente la 8a edición de la clasificación del AJCC para cáncer biliar, recomienda una linfadenectomía con 6 o más GL, su aplicación es escasa. Objetivo: Analizar la aplicabilidad y los resultados de la linfadenectomía en pacientes resecados con fines curativos por cáncer biliar. Materiales y Método: Análisis retrospectivo de pacientes operados por cáncer biliar de 2001 a 2018. Se analizaron variables perioperatorias referidas a la linfadenectomía (número de GL, GL+, morbilidad), comparando supervivencia en pacientes con < 6 y ≥ 6 GL resecados. Resultados: en 72 pacientes resecados por cáncer biliar (46 CaV, 26 CC), se realizaron 66 (91.7%) linfadenectomías N1. En 62.1% (n = 41) se obtuvieron < 6 GL y en el 37.9% (n = 25) ≥ 6 GL. El promedio de GL resecados fue de 5. En 16 (24,2%) linfadenectomías se hallaron GL+ sin diferencias entre ambos grupos. La morbimortalidad global fue de 30,3%, con una mortalidad del 4.5% sin diferencias. Con un seguimiento de 36.9 meses, la supervivencia a 5 años fue 43,7% (n = 17), 7 pacientes con ≥ 6 GL, y 10 pacientes con < 6 GL (p = NS). La supervivencia media en pacientes con GL+ fue 15 meses (6-34 meses). Conclusión: la linfadenectomía ocupa un rol primordial en la cirugía curativa del cáncer biliar, tanto para definir una estadificación y un pronóstico adecuados como para optimizar los resultados de la resección curativa en esta entidad. Su indicación debe ser sistemática con la obtención de un número adecuado de GL acorde a las recomendaciones actuales.


Introduction: Currently the 8th edition of the AJCC classification recommends the resection of 6 or more lymph nodes (LN) in gallbladder cancer and cholangiocarcinoma. However, its implementation is universally scarce. Aim: The goal is to analyze the applicability and results of lymphadenectomy in patients resected with curative purposes in biliary cancer. Materials and Method: a retrospective analysis of patients with biliary cancer (gallbladder carcinoma, intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma) treated by curative resection from 2001 to 2018 was performed. Perioperative variables related to lymphadenectomy (LN number, LN positive, related morbidity) were analyzed, comparing survival in patients with < 6 and ≥ 6 resected LN. Results: 72 patients resected for biliary cancer (46 gallbladder cancer, 26 cholangiocarcinoma) were included with 66 (91.7%) N1 lymphadenectomies corresponding to the hepatoduodenal ligament nodes performed. In 62.1% (n = 41) < 6 LN and in 37.9% (n = 25) ≥ 6 LN were resected. Average LN count was 5. In 16 (24.2%) patients positive LN were found, 7 in the group with ≥ 6 LN (28%) vs. 9 in the group with < 6 LN (22%) (p = NS). Overall morbimortality was 30.3% (n = 20). Average follow-up was 36.9 months. Survival at 5 years was 43.7% (n = 17), 7 patients with lymphadenectomy ≥ 6 LN, and 10 patients with < 6 LN (p = NS). Survival mean in patients who had positive LN was 15 months. Conclusión: Lymphadenectomy has a primary role in the radical resection with curative intention for biliary cancer. Systematic indication of lymphadenectomy should be prioritized, with the achievement of an adequately number of LN according to the actual recommendations. Lymphadenectomy is crucial for an adequate staging and prognosis, as well as to optimize the results of curative resection in this entity.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Stomach Neoplasms/surgery , Biliary Tract Neoplasms/surgery , Cholangiocarcinoma , Gastrectomy , Survival Analysis , Retrospective Studies
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Int. j. morphol ; 40(3): 855-859, jun. 2022. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1385666

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RESUMEN: Gran parte de los pacientes con cáncer de colon (CC), son diagnosticados y tratados de forma electiva. Sin embargo, aproximadamente un 20 % de ellos debutará como una emergencia (obstrucción o perforación). El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar morbilidad postoperatoria (MPO) y supervivencia global (SVG) en pacientes resecados por CC perforado (CCP). Serie de casos retrospectiva de pacientes con CCP, sometidos a colectomía y linfadenectomía, de forma consecutiva, en Clínica RedSalud Mayor y Hospital de Temuco, Chile, entre 2010 y 2019. Las variables resultados fueron SVG y MPO. Otras variables de interés fueron: tiempo quirúrgico, resecabilidad, número de linfonodos resecados, estancia hospitalaria, mortalidad operatoria, recurrencia y supervivencia libre de enfermedad (SLE). Los pacientes fueron seguidos de forma clínica. Se utilizó estadística descriptiva, con medidas de tendencia central y dispersión; y análisis de SV con curvas de Kaplan Meier. Se intervinieron 15 pacientes (60 % mujeres), con una mediana de edad de 62 años. La localización más frecuente fue sigmoides (6 casos; 40,0 %). La resecabilidad de la serie fue 100 %. La medianas del tiempo quirúrgico, número de linfonodos resecados y estancia hospitalaria; fueron 80 min, 20 y 5 días respectivamente. La MPO fue 26,7 % (4 casos). Con una mediana de seguimiento de 36 meses, se verificó una recurrencia de 40,0 %. Por otra parte, la SVG y SLE a 5 años fue 46,7 % y 33,3 % respectivamente. Los resultados obtenidos, en términos de MPO y SVG, fueron similares a series internacionales.


SUMMARY: Most patients with colon cancer (CC) are diagnosed and treated electively. However, a fifth of them will debut as an emergency (obstruction or perforation). The aim of this study was to determine postoperative morbidity (POM) and overall survival (OS) in patients resected by perforated CC (PCC). Retrospective case series of patients with PCC undergoing colectomy and lymphadenectomy, consecutively, at RedSalud Mayor Clinic and Temuco hospital, Chile, between 2010 and 2019. The outcome variable were POM and OS. Other variables of interest were surgical time, resectability, number of resected lymph nodes, hospital stay, mortality, recurrence, and disease-free survival (DFS). Patients were followed clinically. Descriptive statistics was used (measures of central tendency and dispersion), and OS analysis was applying Kaplan Meier curves.15 patients (60 % women) were intervened, with a median age of 62 years. The most frequent location was the sigmoid colon (6 cases, 40.0 %). Resectability of the series was 100 %. Median surgical time, number of lymph nodes resected, and hospital stay; they were 80 min, 20 and 5 days respectively. POM was 26.7 % (4 cases). With a median follow-up of 36 months, recurrence was 40.0 %. On the other hand, OS and DFS at 5 years were 46.7 % and 33.3 %, respectively. The observed results, in terms of POM and OS, were like international series.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Colectomy , Colonic Neoplasms/surgery , Colonic Neoplasms/complications , Intestinal Perforation/etiology , Postoperative Complications , Colon, Sigmoid , Survival Analysis , Retrospective Studies , Follow-Up Studies , Emergencies , Lymph Node Excision , Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
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Oncología (Ecuador) ; 32(1): 27-39, 30-04-2022.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1368926

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Introducción: La cuarta parte de las mujeres con neoplasias ginecológicas cursa con obstrucción en la vía urinaria, secundaria a infiltración tumoral o compresión extrínseca de los uréteres. La nefrostomía es la alternativa clínica intervencionista para mejorar la nefropatía obstructiva y evitar el tratamiento de diálisis en un paciente oncológico con hidronefrosis. El presente estudio tiene el objetivo de determinar la supervivencia de pacientes con cáncer de cérvix portadoras de nefrostomía. Metodología: El presente estudio observacional se realizó en el Hospital Solón Espinosa Ayala "Solca-Núcleo de Quito" de enero-2014 a diciembre-2018. El cálculo muestral fue no probabilístico, se incluyeron casos de pacientes con cáncer de cérvix con nefrostomía. Las variables fueron: edad, su-pervivencia global, supervivencia con nefrostomía, tipo histológico de la neoplasia de cérvix, estadío, tratamiento oncológico luego de la nefrostomía, complicaciones y repuesta al tratamiento. Para el análisis se usó el método Kaplan Meier. Se analiza supervivencia según estadios funcionales ECOG . Resultados: Se incluyeron 96 casos en el estudio. La media de sobrevida luego de colocar la nefros-tomía fue de 277 días (9.2 meses), y la media de la sobrevida global fue de 462 días (15 meses). Las pacientes con ECOG-0 la supervivencia global fue de 625 días (20.8 meses), con ECOG 1, 2 y 3 fue de 437 días (14.5 meses) P= 0.013. Conclusión: Es este estudio las pacientes con cáncer de cérvix que tienen enfermedad localmente avanzada y metastásica con ECOG 0, son las más beneficiadas del procedimiento de nefrostomía con mejoría de la supervivencia. Las pacientes con enfermedad localmente avanzada y metastásica con ECOG 2 y 3, no mejoraron su sobrevida global con la colocación de nefrostomía, ya que a pesar de que recibieron tratamiento oncológico el 50% de ellas progresaron, pero evitaron el ingreso a programas de diálisis. La principal complicación luego de la colocación del catéter de nefrostomía fue la infección.


Introduction: A quarter of women with gynecological neoplasms present with obstruction in the urinary tract, secondary to tumor infiltration or extrinsic compression of the ureters. Nephrostomy is an interventional clinical alternative to improve obstructive nephropathy and avoid dialysis treatment in a cancer patient with hydronephrosis. The objective of this study was to determine the survival of patients with cervical cancer who underwent nephrostomy. Methodology: The present observational study was carried out at Solón Espinosa Ayala Hospital "Solca-Núcleo de Quito" from January 2014 to December 2018. The sample calculation was nonprobabilistic. Cases of patients with cervical cancer who underwent nephrostomy were included. The variables were age, overall survival, survival with nephrostomy, histological type of cervical neo-plasia, stage, oncological treatment after nephrostomy, complications, and response to treatment. For the analysis, the Kaplan­Meier method was used. Survival was analyzed according to ECOG func-tional stages. Results: Ninety-six cases were included in the study. The median survival after nephrostomy place-ment was 277 days (9.2 months), and the median overall survival was 462 days (15 months). Pa-tients with ECOG-0 had an overall survival of 625 days (20.8 months); those with ECOG 1, 2, and 3 had an overall survival of 437 days (14.5 months) (P= 0.013). Conclusion: In this study, patients with cervical cancer who had locally advanced and metastatic disease with ECOG 0 benefited the most from the nephrostomy procedure with improved survival. Patients with locally advanced and metastatic disease with ECOG scores of 2 and 3 did not improve their overall survival with nephrostomy placement. Fifty percent of them progressed despite receiving cancer treatment, but they avoided admission to dialysis programs. The main complication after placement of the nephrostomy catheter was an infection.


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Humans , Female , Survival Analysis , Uterine Cervical Neoplasms , Hydronephrosis , Nephrostomy, Percutaneous
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Oncología (Ecuador) ; 32(1): 40-54, 30-04-2022.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1368943

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Introducción: La relación entre supervivencia e infiltración linfocitaria en el cáncer gástrico se ha determinado como factor pronóstico beneficioso, este estudio local tiene como objetivo determinar la probabilidad de supervivencia en los pacientes con cáncer gástrico estadios IB al IIIC de acuerdo con el porcentaje de infiltración linfocitaria tumoral. Metodología: El presente estudio longitudinal se realizó en el Hospital Oncológico Solón Espinosa Ayala Solca-Núcleo de Quito. El período de estudio de enero del 2013 a enero del 2016, el tiempo de seguimiento terminó en diciembre del 2018. El cálculo de la muestral fue no probabilístico en donde se incluyeron casos de pacientes mayores a 18 años con diagnóstico de cáncer gástrico con estadios clínicos IB al IIIC, que contaron con una muestra histopatológica de gastrectomías. Se usó la variable: "Porcentaje de infiltración" para el análisis la muestra y se dividió en 3 grupos: G1: infiltración linfocitaria leve, G2: moderada y G3: intensa. Las estimaciones de supervivencia se calcularon utilizando el método de Kaplan-Meier y la comparación entre los grupos con la prueba de rango logarítmico. Resultados: 173 pacientes con cáncer gástrico con estadios clínicos IB al IIIC, seguidos a 72 meses, el 60 % son hombres y el 40 % mujeres. Según el porcentaje de infiltración linfocitaria, el 52 % reportaron un porcentaje de infiltración leve, el 21 % moderada y el 27 % intensa. A los 72 meses de seguimiento la supervivencia en G1 fue del 31 %, en G2 fue del 48 %, y en G3 fue del 77 % (P= 0.001). Conclusión: Se encontró que el grado de infiltración linfocitaria intensa en los pacientes con cáncer gástrico estuvo asociado a una mejor supervivencia en el seguimiento a 72 meses.


Introduction: The relationship between survival and lymphocytic infiltration in gastric cancer has been determined to be a beneficial prognostic factor. This local study aims to assess the probability of survival in patients with gastric cancer stages IB to IIIC according to the percentage of lymphocytic infiltration. Methodology: This longitudinal study was conducted at the Solón Espinosa Ayala Solca-Núcleo Cancer Hospital in Quito. The study period was from January 2013 to January 2016; the follow-up time ended in December 2018. The sample calculation was nonprobabilistic and included cases of patients older than 18 diagnosed with gastric cancer with clinical stages IB at IIIC, which had a histo-pathological sample of gastrectomies. The variable "percentage of infiltration" was used to analyze the sample, and it was divided into three groups: G1: mild lymphocytic infiltration, G2: moderate, and G3: intense. Survival estimates were calculated using the Kaplan­Meier method and compared groups with the log-rank test. Results: A total of 173 patients with gastric cancer with clinical stages IB to IIIC were followed up for 72 months; 60% were men, and 40% were women. According to the percentage of lymphocytic infil-tration, 52% reported a rate of mild infiltration, 21% moderate, and 27% intense. At 72 months of follow-up, survival was 31% in G1, 48% in G2, and 77% in G3 (P= 0.001). Conclusion: The degree of intense lymphocytic infiltration in gastric cancer patients was associated with better survival at the 72-month follow-up.


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Humans , Adult , Aged , Stomach Neoplasms , Survival , Lymphocytes, Tumor-Infiltrating , Biomarkers, Tumor , Survival Analysis
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Arq. bras. neurocir ; 41(1): 58-69, 07/03/2022.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1362088

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Introduction Vasospasm is a common and potentially devastating complication in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, causing high morbidity and mortality. There is no effective and consistent way to prevent or treat cerebral vasospasm capable of altering the morbidity and mortality of this complication. Animal and human studies have attempted to show improvement in aneurysmal vasospasm. Some sought their prevention; others, the treatment of already installed vasospasm. Some achieved only angiographic improvement without clinical correlation, others achieved both, but with ephemeral duration or at the expense of very harmful associated effects. Endovascular techniques allow immediate and aggressive treatment of cerebral vasospasm and include methods such as mechanical and chemical angioplasty. These methods have risks and benefits. Objectives To analyze the results of chemical angioplasty using nitroglycerin (GTN). In addition, to performa comprehensive review and analysis of aneurysmal vasospasm. Methods We describe our series of 77 patients treated for 8 years with angioplasty for vasospasm, either mechanical (with balloon), chemical (with GTN) or both. Results Eleven patients received only balloon; 37 received only GTN; 29 received both. Forty-four patients (70.1%) evolved with delayed cerebral ischemia and 19 died (mortality of 24.7%). Two deaths were causally related to the rupture of the vessel by the balloon. The only predictors of poor outcome were the need for external ventricular drainage in the first hours of admission, and isolated mechanical angioplasty. Conclusions Balloon angioplasty has excellent results, but it is restricted to proximal vessels and is not without complications. Chemical angioplasty using nitroglycerin has reasonable but short-lived results and further research is needed about it. It is restricted to vasospasm angioplasties only in hospitals, like ours, where better and more potent vasodilator agents are not available.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Nitroglycerin/therapeutic use , Angioplasty, Balloon/methods , Vasospasm, Intracranial/diagnosis , Vasospasm, Intracranial/physiopathology , Vasospasm, Intracranial/therapy , Subarachnoid Hemorrhage/therapy , Vasodilator Agents/therapeutic use , Chi-Square Distribution , Survival Analysis , Regression Analysis , Data Interpretation, Statistical
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Online braz. j. nurs. (Online) ; 21(supl.2): e20226571, 21 janeiro 2022. tab
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1400271

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OBJETIVO: analisar os aspectos epidemiológicos e os fatores associados à sobrevida de pacientes críticos com diagnóstico de Covid-19. MÉTODO: estudo de coorte não concorrente, com informações de 205 pacientes críticos com Covid-19. RESULTADOS: a incidência e a letalidade de Covid-19 foram, respectivamente, 60,3% e 46,8%. O tempo médio de sobrevida dos pacientes foi de 21,8 dias e os fatores associados à menor sobrevida foram: pontuação elevada no Simplified Acute Physiology Score, menor tempo de ventilação mecânica, alteração do nível de consciência, utilização de cateter venoso central, presença de coagulopatias e necessidade de ressuscitação cardiopulmonar. Pacientes em oxigenoterapia por cateter nasal apresentaram maior sobrevida. CONCLUSÃO: observou-se elevada incidência e letalidade da doença entre os pacientes críticos, sendo a menor sobrevida relacionada a indicadores de maior gravidade do quadro clínico. Os resultados obtidos subsidiam enfermeiros no planejamento da assistência ao paciente, buscando minimizar o risco de óbito.


OBJECTIVE: to analyze the epidemiological aspects and factors associated with the survival of critically ill patients diagnosed with Covid-19. METHOD: this is a non-concurrent cohort study with information from 205 critically ill Covid-19 patients. RESULTS: the incidence and lethality of Covid-19 were, respectively, 60.3% and 46.8%. The mean survival time of patients was 21.8 days, and the factors associated with lower survival were high score on the Simplified Acute Physiology Score, shorter time on mechanical ventilation, altered level of consciousness, use of a central venous catheter, presence of coagulopathies and need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Patients on oxygen therapy by nasal cannula had better survival. CONCLUSION: there was a high incidence and lethality of the disease among critically ill patients. The lowest survival rate was related to indicators of greater severity of the clinical picture. The results support nurses in planning patient care to minimize the risk of death.


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Humans , Male , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Survival Analysis , Critical Care , COVID-19/epidemiology , Inpatients , Intensive Care Units , Cohort Studies
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Article in Portuguese | LILACS, ColecionaSUS, CONASS, SES-GO | ID: biblio-1368446

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A doença crítica promove um estado hipercatabólico associado a uma resposta inflamatória intensa. Admite-se que essas alterações contribuem para o aumento do gasto de energia e para a elevação do catabolismo proteico. Objetivo: analisar a adequação calórico-proteica da terapia de nutrição enteral e o seu impacto no desfecho clínico de pacientes críticos. Método: Trata-se de um estudo longitudinal prospectivo realizado com 36 pacientes internados em unidades de terapia intensiva. A adequação da oferta calórico-proteica foi obtida pela relação percentual a partir do quarto dia de implementação da terapia nutricional. Realizou-se o teste de Shapiro Wilk para averiguar a normalidade dos dados e a partir disso, foi aplicado o teste de Mann-Whitney ou de t-Student não pareado. Foi realizada a análise de regressão logística com estimativa de seu coeficiente. Para a regressão estimou-se o intervalo de confiança de 95% e nível de significância de 5%. Foi utilizado o software STATA® versão 14.0 nesta análise. Resultados: Ao avaliar 36 pacientes verificou-se que a sobrevida foi menor entre os indivíduos que apresentaram o menor percentual de adequação calórica (p=0,010) e proteica (p=<0,001). Observou-se que oferta proteica impactou mais expressivamente os desfechos clínicos, ao aumento de 1% na média de adequação proteica as chances de óbito diminuíram 21%. Conclusão: O menor percentual de adequação calórico-proteica foi associado a menor sobrevida de pacientes críticos. Ainda, observou-se que o percentual de adequação proteica se associou mais expressivamente aos desfechos clínicos nessa amostra


The critical illness promotes a hypercatabolic state associated with an intense inflammatory response. It is recognized that those changes contribute to the rise of consumption of energy expenditure and to protein metabolism rise. Objective: to analyze the adequacy caloric-protein of enteral nutrition therapy and its impact on the clinical outcome of critical patients. Method: This is a prospective longitudinal study conducted with 36 hospitalized patients in intensive care units. The caloric-protein adequacy was acquired by percent ratio from the fourth day of nutritional therapy implementation. The Shapiro Wilk test was performed to check the data normality and based on that the Mann-Whitney test or unpaired Student t test was applied. The logistic regression analysis was performed with an estimate of its coefficient. For regression, it was estimated the confidence interval of 95% and significance level of 5%. In this analysis was utilized the STATA® software version 14.0. Results: In the evaluation of 36 patients, it was found that survival was lower among the individuals who had the lower percentage of caloric adequacy (p=0,010) and protein (p=<0,001). It was observed that the protein supply impacted expressively the clinical outcome with an increase of 1% in the average protein adequacy, the chances of death decreased by 21%. Conclusion: The lower percentage of caloric-protein adequacy was associated with lower mortality of critical patients. In addition, in this sampling, it was observed that the protein adequacy percentual joined expressively in the clinical outcome


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Enteral Nutrition , Protein-Energy Malnutrition/therapy , Critical Care , Nutrition Therapy , Body Mass Index , Survival Analysis , Prospective Studies , Longitudinal Studies , Sepsis/therapy , COVID-19/therapy , Inpatients
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Chinese Journal of Oncology ; (12): 550-554, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-940921

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Objective: To investigate the survival and influencing factors of unexpected small cell lung cancer following surgery. Methods: We respectively reviewed the clinical characters of 104 patients who underwent surgical treatment and be proved as small cell lung cancer by pathology between January 2000 to October 2020 in Chinese PLA General Hospital. Overall survival (OS) of patients was evaluated using Kaplan-Meier and Cox proportional hazards analysis. Results: Of 104 patients, 27 cases showed central lesions, and other 77 showed peripheral nodules. The margin of nodules was smooth in 42 cases on CT imaging. The median OS was 34.3 months and 5-year OS rate was 45.8%. Postoperative 5-year OS rates for patients were 52.1%, 45.4%, and 27.8% for clinical stages Ⅰ, Ⅱ, and Ⅲ, respectively. Univariate analyses identified the age, surgical access, surgical approach, N stage, TNM stage and vascular cancer emboli were associated with OS (P<0.05). The N stage was an independent factor for the OS of patients (P<0.05). Conclusions: Patients with unexpected SCLC, including Ⅰ, Ⅱ and part ⅢA stage have favorable outcome and can benefit from surgery and systemic postoperative treatment. Standard lobectomy plus systemic lymph node dissection is commended.


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Humans , Lung Neoplasms/pathology , Lymph Node Excision , Neoplasm Staging , Prognosis , Retrospective Studies , Small Cell Lung Carcinoma/surgery , Survival Analysis
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Arq. odontol ; 58: 97-108, 2022.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1411753

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Objetivo: Esta revisão de escopo teve como objetivo comparar a taxa de sucesso de restaurações confeccionadas com cinco marcas diferentes de Cimento de Ionômero de Vidro de Alta Viscosidade (CIVAV), referência no Tratamento Restaurador Atraumático (Atraumatic Restorative Treatment-ART).Métodos: Buscas no PubMed, Scopus e Web of Science foram feitas. Buscas no OpenGrey e no Google Scholar também foram feitas. Critérios de inclusão foram estudos (ensaios clínicos e estudos de acompanhamento) que avaliavam a taxa de sucesso de restaurações confeccionadas com CIVAV. Não houve restrição de idioma ou data. Título/resumo e texto completo das referências encontradas foram avaliados por dois autores. Referências que preencheram os critérios de inclusão foram selecionadas. Extração de dados foi feita. Modelos de regressão de Cox foram idealizados para comparação da probabilidade de sucesso das restaurações com diferentes tipos de CIVAV. Os resultados foram relatados em razão das chances (RC) e intervalos de confiança (IC). Análises de Kaplan Meyer foram feitas para o cálculo da probabilidade de sucesso de restaurações com CIVAV. Resultados: Nove artigos avaliando o ChemFil Rock, ChemFlex, Equia Fil, Ketac Molar ou Fuji IX foram incluídos. Restaurações com cimentos de ionômero de vidro Fuji IX (RC = 3,51; IC = 1,96 ­ 6,28), Ketac Molar (RC = 4,01; IC = 2,40-6,68) e ChemFlex (RC = 4,20; IC = 1,01-17,66) apresentaram uma taxa de sucesso significativamente maior do que aquelas com ChemFil Rock. EquiaFil alcançou a segunda menor eficácia, ligeiramente maior que o ChemFil Rock. Conclusão:Restaurações com Fuji IX, Ketac Molar e ChemFlex apresentaram altas taxas de sucesso ao longo do tempo de avaliação do ART.


Aim: This scoping review aimed to compare the success rate of restorations using five different brands of High Viscosity Glass Ionomer Cement (HVGIC), reference material in Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART). Methods: Searches were carried out in PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science. OpenGrey and Google Scholar searches were also performed. Inclusion criteria were studies (clinical trials and follow-up studies) that evaluated the success of restorations using HVGIC. Title, abstract, and full text of the references were evaluated by two authors. Articles that met the inclusion criteria were included. Data extraction was performed. Cox regression models were created to compare the success rate of restorations produced with different types of HVGIC. The results were reported as odds ratio (OR) and confidence intervals (CI). Kaplan Meyer analyses were performed to calculate the HVGIC restorations' probability of success.Results: Nine articles evaluating ChemFil Rock, ChemFlex, Equia Fil, Ketac Molar, or Fuji IX were included. Restorations with glass ionomer cements Fuji IX (OR = 3.51; CI = 1.96 - 6.28), Ketac Molar (OR = 4.01; CI = 2.40-6.68), and ChemFlex (OR = 4.20; CI = 1.01-17.66) had a significantly higher success rate than those with ChemFil Rock. EquiaFil achieved the second lowest efficacy, slightly higher than ChemFil Rock.Conclusion: Restorations with Fuji IX, Ketac Molar, and ChemFlex showed high success rates over the ART evaluation time.


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Survival Analysis , Dental Atraumatic Restorative Treatment , Glass Ionomer Cements
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Acta Paul. Enferm. (Online) ; 35: eAPE02837, 2022. tab, graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS-Express | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1402907

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Resumo Objetivo Analisar os fatores associados ao óbito em pessoas com HIV/Aids. Método Estudo epidemiológico e analítico, realizado a partir das notificações de HIV/Aids do estado de Mato Grosso do Sul, no período de 2009 à 2018. Os dados foram analisados por meio de estatística descritiva, análise de sobrevida via método de Kaplan-Meier e regressão de Cox. Resultados Foram analisadas 8.712 notificações, com taxa de sobrevida de 86% ao longo dos 10 anos. Os fatores associados ao óbito foram:sexo masculino (=1,22; p=0,006), cor da pele parda (=1,30; p=0,012), oito anos ou menos de estudo (=1,57; p=0,000), e possível transmissão sexual mediante relação com mulheres (=2,72; p=0,000) ou com ambos - homens e mulheres (=2,24; p=0,002) e utilização de drogas injetáveis (=2,57; p=0,016). Conclusão Características sociais, culturais e comportamentais podem contribuir para redução da sobrevida das pessoas com HIV/Aids. Esses fatores sinalizam especificidades a serem consideradas no planejamento assistencial e monitoramento dos casos, em especial no que concerne à necessidade de busca ativa, monitoramento contínuo, além de intervenções que envolvam mudanças de comportamento.


Resumen Objetivo Analizar los factores asociados al fallecimiento de personas con VIH/Sida. Método Estudio epidemiológico y analítico, realizado a partir de las notificaciones de VIH/Sida en el estado de Mato Grosso do Sul, en el período de 2009 a 2018. El análisis de los datos se realizó por medio de estadística descriptiva, análisis de sobrevida por el método de Kaplan-Meier y de regresión de Cox. Resultados Se analizaron 8.712 notificaciones, con un índice de sobrevida del 86 % a lo largo de los 10 años. Los factores asociados al fallecimiento fueron: sexo masculino (=1,22; p=0,006), color de piel parda (=1,30; p=0,012), ocho años o menos de estudio (=1,57; p=0,000), y posible transmisión sexual mediante relación con mujeres (=2,72; p=0,000) o con ambos, hombres y mujeres (=2,24; p=0,002), y uso de drogas inyectables (=2,57; p=0,016). Conclusión Características sociales, culturales y de comportamiento pueden contribuir para la reducción de la sobrevida de las personas con VIH/Sida. Esos factores señalan especificidades que se deben considerar en la planificación asistencial y en el monitoreo de los casos, en especial en lo que atañe a la necesidad de la búsqueda activa, el monitoreo continuo e intervenciones que incluyan cambios de comportamiento.


Abstract Objective To analyze the factors associated with death in people with HIV/AIDS. Method This is an epidemiological and analytical study, carried out from the HIV/AIDS notifications of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, from 2009 to 2018. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and Cox regression. Results A total of 8,712 notifications were analyzed, with a survival rate of 86% over the 10 years. Factors associated with death were: males (=1.22; p=0.006), brown skin color (=1.30; p=0.012), eight years or less of study (=1.57; p=0.000), and possible sexual transmission through intercourse with women (=2.72; p=0.000) or with both men and women (=2.24; p=0.002) and use of injectable drugs (=2.57; p=0.016). Conclusion Social, cultural and behavioral characteristics may contribute to reduce the survival of people with HIV/AIDS. These factors indicate specificities to be considered in care planning and monitoring of cases, especially with regard to the need for an active search, continuous monitoring, in addition to interventions that involve changes in behavior.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , HIV Infections/mortality , HIV Infections/epidemiology , Survival Analysis , Risk Factors , HIV , Epidemiologic Studies
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São Paulo; s.n; 2022. 55 p. tab, ilus.
Thesis in Portuguese | LILACS, Inca | ID: biblio-1362687

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Introdução: O carcinoma escamoso do pênis é uma neoplasia rara, mas sua incidência e mortalidade específica vêm aumentando. No Brasil, o câncer de pênis constitui 2,1% das neoplasias em homens. O acometimento dos linfonodos inguinais é o fator prognóstico mais importante. Comparados aos pacientes com linfonodos positivos, aqueles com linfonodos histologicamente negativos (pN0) têm o melhor prognóstico; entretanto, a ausência de metástases linfonodais não garante a cura, haja vista que uma proporção destes apresenta recorrência locorregional ou progressão tumoral após o tratamento. Poucos estudos examinaram populações de pacientes com pN0 ou clinicamente negativos (cN0). Objetivos: Avaliar o impacto da expressão imuno-histoquímica da E-caderina e da vimentina como fatores prognósticos para sobrevida global, sobrevida câncer específica e sobrevida livre de doença em pacientes com carcinoma escamoso do pênis clinicamente ou histologicamente negativos para metástase linfonodal. Material e Métodos: Coorte retrospectiva de 116 pacientes cN0 e pN0 com carcinoma escamoso do pênis consecutivamente tratados no A.C.Camargo Cancer Center entre 1953-2017. As variáveis registradas incluíram idade, estadiamento TNM, subtipo histológico, grau de diferenciação tumoral, invasão vascular microscópica, invasão perineural, padrão microscópico da fronte de invasão tumoral (expansivo/infiltrativo) e expressão imuno-histoquímica das proteínas E-caderina e vimentina. As amostras de tumor foram analisadas no centro do tumor e na fronte de invasão tumoral. As análises de sobrevida foram realizadas usando curvas de Kaplan-Meier e testes de log-rank. O modelo de riscos proporcionais de Cox foi usado para determinar quais variáveis influenciaram as taxas de sobrevida global, câncer específica e livre de doença. Resultados: O tempo de seguimento médio foi de 176 meses. A presença de invasão perineural foi associada à alta expressão de vimentina no centro tumoral (p = 0,013), à perda da expressão de Ecaderina no centro do tumor (p = 0,026) e na fronte de invasão tumoral (p = 0,02). A perda da expressão imuno-histoquímica da E-caderina na fronte de invasão e a presença de invasão perineural foram independentemente associadas à sobrevida livre de doença. Conclusões: A perda da expressão imuno-histoquímica da E-caderina na fronte de invasão tumoral e a presença de invasão perineural no tumor primário foram associadas a uma menor sobrevida livre de doença. Alta expressão de vimentina no centro do tumor, perda da expressão da Ecaderina no centro do tumor e na fronte de invasão do tumor foram associadas à presença de invasão perineural no tumor primário.


Introduction: Penile squamous cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm, but its incidence and specific mortality have been increasing. In Brazil, penile squamous cell carcinoma constitutes 2.1% of neoplasms in men. The involvement of inguinal lymph nodes is the most important prognostic factor. Compared to patients with positive lymph nodes, histologically negative patients (pN0) have the best prognosis; however, the absence of lymph node metastases does not guarantee a cure. Some pN0 patients exhibit locoregional recurrence or tumor progression after treatment. Few studies have examined patient populations with histologically negative (pN0) or clinically negative (cN0) lymph nodes. Objectives: To evaluate the impact of E-cadherin and vimentin expression as prognostic factors for overall survival, cancer-specific survival, and disease-free survival in patients with penile squamous cell carcinoma who were clinically or histologically negative for lymph node metastasis. Material and Methods: Retrospective cohort of 116 patients (cN0 and pN0) treated at A. C. Camargo Cancer Center from 1953 to 2017. Recorded variables included age, TNM staging, histological subtype, degree of tumor differentiation, microscopic vascular invasion, perineural invasion, microscopic pattern of the tumor invasion front (pushing/infiltrating) and vimentin and E-cadherin immunohistochemical expression. Tumor samples were analyzed at the tumor center and at the tumor invasion front. Survival analyses were performed using Kaplan-Meier curves and log-rank testing. Cox's proportional hazards model was used to determine which variables influenced overall survival, disease-free survival, or cancer specific survival. Results: The median follow-up time was 176 months. Perineural invasion was associated with high vimentin expression at tumor center (p = 0.013), loss of E-cadherin expression in the tumor center (p = 0.026) and at the front invasion (p = 0.02). Loss of immunohistochemical E-cadherin expression at the front invasion and the presence of perineural were independently associated with disease-free survival. Conclusions: Lower disease-free survival was associated with loss of immunohistochemical E-cadherin expression at the tumor invasion front, and the presence of perineural invasion. High vimentin expression in the tumor center, loss of E-cadherin expression in the tumor center and in the tumor invasion front were associated with the presence of perineural invasion in the primary tumor.


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Humans , Male , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Penile Neoplasms , Vimentin , Cadherins , Prognosis , Immunohistochemistry , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell , Survival Analysis , Lymph Node Excision , Neoplasm Metastasis
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Rev. Ciênc. Plur ; 8(1): e24820, 2022. tab, graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1348511

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Introdução:O carcinoma de células escamosas de cavidade oral e orofaringe é uma neoplasia epitelial maligna comum, respondendo pela maioria dos casos de tumores de cabeça e pescoço. Ele está relacionado a hábitos comportamentais, como tabagismo e etilismo de longa duração, e à infecção pelo Papilomavírus humano. Objetivos:Esse estudo objetivou descrever o perfil epidemiológico dos pacientes diagnosticados com essa neoplasia na Liga Mossoroense de Estudos e Combate ao Câncer. Metodologia: Foi realizado um estudo observacional com delineamento transversal a partir de dados presentes nos prontuários clínicos e laudos anatomopatológicos e no Sistema de Informações sobre Mortalidade no período entre 2006 a 2018. Os dados foram analisados a partir do Software R, utilizandoo teste de Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney para as análises inferenciais e o método de Kaplan-Meier para análise da sobrevida. Resultados:225 prontuários foram analisados, sendo 70,22% de homens, 65,33% na faixa etária entre 46-70 anos e cor branca (51,57%). Destes, 25,78% eram tabagistas e 39,11% tabagistas e etilistas. O principal tratamento identificado foi a associação de cirurgia, quimioterapia e radioterapia. Observou-se que 49,10% dos óbitos foram em decorrência dessa neoplasia. O principal estádio patológico encontrado foi o quatro A (34,22%). Foi identificada maior sobrevida nos pacientes acima de 70 anos, cujo tratamento foi exclusivamente cirúrgico. Menor sobrevida foi identificada em indivíduos que tinham associação de hábitos (etilismo e tabagismo). Conclusões:Nossos resultados sugerem que a evolução à óbito foi o principal desfecho clínico e, isso pode estar relacionado aos hábitos comportamentais que influenciam diretamente o curso e prognóstico da doença. Ademais, destaca-se a importância do diagnóstico precoce a fim de reduzir óbitos e melhorar a qualidade de vida dos indivíduos, assim como a necessidade de implementar políticas educativas sobre os principais fatores de risco associados ao desenvolvimento dessa neoplasia (AU).


Introduction: Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and oropharynx is a common malignant epithelial neoplasm, accounting for most cases of head and neck tumors. It is related to behavioral habits, such as long-standing smoking and alcoholism, as well as to the human Papillomavirus infection. Objectives: This study aimed at describing the epidemiological profile of the patients diagnosed with this neoplasm in the Mossoró League for Studying and Combating Cancer. Methodology:An observational study with a cross-sectional design was carried out based on data present in the medical records and anatomopathological reports and in the Mortality Information System during the 2006-2018 period. The data were analyzed using the R Software, resorting to the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitneytest for the inferential analyses and to the Kaplan-Meier method for survival analysis. Results: 225 medical records were analyzed: 70.22% belonging to men, 65.33% aged between 46 and 70 years old and white-skinned (51.57%). Of these, 25.78% were smokers and 39.11% were smokers and alcoholics. The main treatment identified was the association of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It was observed that 49.10% of the deaths were due to this neoplasm. The main pathological stage found wasfour A(34.22%).Longer survival was identified in patients over 70 years of age, whose treatment was exclusively surgical. Shorter survival was identified in individuals who had associated habits (alcoholism and smoking). Conclusions:Our results suggest that evolution to death was the main clinical outcome; this can be related to the behavioral habits that exert a direct influence on the course and prognosis of the disease. Furthermore, the importance of early diagnosis is highlighted in order to reduce the number of deaths and improve the individuals' quality of life, as well as the need to implement educational policies on the main risk factors associated with the development of this neoplasm (AU).


Introducción: El carcinoma de células escamosas de la cavidad oral y la orofaringe es una neoplasia epitelial maligna común, que representa la mayoría de los casos de tumores de cabeza y cuello. Se relaciona con hábitos de comportamiento, como el tabaquismo y el alcoholismo, y la infección por el virus papiloma humano. Objetivos:Este estudio tuvo como objetivo describir el perfil epidemiológico de los pacientes diagnosticados con esta neoplasiaen la Liga Mossoroense de Estudios y Combate al Cáncer. Metodología: Se realizó un estudio observacional, transversal a partir de los datos presentes en las historias clínicas e informes patológicos y en el Sistema de Información de Mortalidad en el período 2006-2018. Los datos se analizaron mediante el Software R, con utilización de la Prueba de Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney para análisis inferencial y el método de Kaplan-Meier para análisis de supervivencia. Resultados:Se analizaron 225 historias clínicas, 70,22% en hombres, 65,33% con edades entre 46-70 años y blancos (51,57%). De estos, 25,78% eran fumadores y 39,11% eran fumadores y alcohólicos. El principal tratamiento identificado fue la asociación de cirugía, quimioterapia y radioterapia. 49,10% de las muertes se debieron a esta neoplasia. El principal estadio patológico encontrado fue cuatro A (34,22%). Se identificó mayor sobrevida en pacientes mayores de 70 años, cuyo tratamiento fue exclusivamente quirúrgico. Se identificó una menor sobrevida en personas que tenían hábitos asociados. Conclusiones:Nuestros resultados sugieren que la evolución hacia la muerte fue el principal resultado clínico y esto puede estar relacionado con hábitos de comportamiento que influyen directamente en el curso y pronóstico de la enfermedad. Además, se destaca la importancia del diagnóstico precoz para reducir las muertes y mejorar la calidad de vida, así como la necesidad de implementar políticas educativas sobre los principales factores de riesgo asociados al desarrollo de esta neoplasia (AU).


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Humans , Health Profile , Brazil/epidemiology , Mouth Neoplasms/pathology , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/pathology , Oropharyngeal Neoplasms/pathology , Head and Neck Neoplasms/pathology , Tobacco Use Disorder , Survival Analysis , Epidemiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Statistics, Nonparametric , Papillomavirus Infections , Research Report , Smokers
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São Paulo; s.n; 2022. 172 p.
Thesis in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1379421

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Introdução: A tuberculose (TB) ainda se apresenta como um grave problema de saúde pública no mundo, com mais de 10 milhões de casos e 1,3 milhão de mortes anualmente. Em 2020, no Brasil, foram notificados 66.819 casos novos de TB, e aproximadamente 913 casos de TB drogarresistente. Cerca de 4.500 pessoas vão a óbito, anualmente, por TB no país. Com as tecnologias atuais, a melhor estratégia para controlar a transmissão e reduzir a incidência da TB é o diagnóstico e tratamento dos casos pulmonares bacilíferos, associados ao diagnóstico e tratamento da infecção latente. O Brasil incorporou, em 2014, o teste rápido molecular (TRM), recomendando-o como estratégia inicial para diagnóstico da TB e detecção da resistência à rifampicina (TB-RR). A presente tese buscou descrever e analisar o impacto da implantação do teste rápido molecular para tuberculose sobre os indicadores programáticos para o controle da tuberculose no Brasil, e o efeito do teste rápido molecular no início do tratamento em casos de tuberculose resistentes à rifampicina e/ou multidrogarresistente. Métodos: foram realizados estudos observacionais, com dados secundários. O primeiro, trata-se de um estudo ecológico cujas unidades de análise foram os municípios que compõe a rede de teste rápido molecular para TB (RTR-TB), e foram analisados os indicadores da TB antes e depois do início de utilização do TRM. Foi utilizada a modelagem de séries temporais interrompidas pela Regressão de Prais-Winsten. O segundo estudo teve como desenho uma coorte retrospectiva, tomando o indivíduo como unidade de análise. Foi utilizado o método de análise de sobrevida para avaliar o efeito do TRM sobre o tempo entre o diagnóstico e o início do tratamento dos casos novos de TB-RR / TB-MDR. A Regressão de Cox foi utilizada para estimação dos riscos proporcionais. Resultados: no período estudado, a RTR-TB consumiu um total de 1.756.358 cartuchos de TRM, sendo 1.734.935 testes realizados. A notificação de casos novos de TB na série histórica trimestral de janeiro de 2010 a junho de 2014 apresentou tendência estacionária. Após a implantação do TRM-TB, verificou-se uma tendência de aumento médio da ordem de 0,5% (IC 95%: 0,13 - 0,87) de casos novos, por trimestre, e em todo o período pós-intervenção, houve um incremento de 8.241 casos novos de TB nos municípios da RTR-TB, um aumento de 15% (IC 95%: 10,71 - 19,46) no nível de confirmação laboratorial dos casos novos de TB, e uma queda de 8,42% (IC 95%: -15,61 - -0,62) na realização de baciloscopia. Entre 2014 e 2019, 2.071 casos de TB-RR / TB-MDR tiveram o diagnóstico da resistência por meio do TRM, e 1.592 por meio do TSA. Após a incorporação do TRM, houve uma redução no tempo médio de início do tratamento da resistência em 89 dias (p-valor < 0,0001), quando comparado ao TSA. Indivíduos diagnosticados pelo TRM apresentam maior probabilidade de iniciar o tratamento da TB-DR mais precocemente quando comparado aos indivíduos diagnosticados pelo TSA, e essa diferença é mais acentuada até os primeiros 60 dias após o diagnóstico. Indivíduos diagnosticados pelo TSA apresentaram probabilidade 78% menor de iniciar o tratamento nos primeiros 30 dias após o diagnóstico da resistência quanto comparado aos indivíduos diagnosticados pelo TRM (HRadj: 0,22; IC95%: 0,13 - 0,36), e 49% menor probabilidade de iniciar o tratamento nos primeiros seis meses após o diagnóstico quando comparado aos indivíduos diagnosticados pelo TRM (HRadj: 0,51; IC95%: 0,39 - 0,62). Conclusões: o TRM apresentou, de forma global, impacto positivo nas estratégias de controle da TB do Brasil, reestruturando a rede de diagnóstico da doença, aumentando a confirmação laboratorial, e diminuindo o tempo entre o diagnóstico e o início do tratamento da TB-RR / TB-MDR. A incorporação do TRM no SUS propiciou um diagnóstico da doença mais rápido e com maior sensibilidade, viabilizando um diagnóstico muito mais oportuno da TB-RR / TB-MDR, e encurtando o tempo para início do tratamento da TB resistente. A ampliação do diagnóstico rápido molecular por TRM para os municípios que ainda não compõe a RTR-TB podem contribuir para um melhor controle da TB no país.


Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) still is as a serious public health problem in the world, with more than 10 million cases and 1.3 million deaths annually. In 2020, in Brazil, 66.819 new cases of TB and approximately 913 cases of drug-resistant TB were notified. About 4,500 persons die annually from TB in the country. With the current technologies available, the best strategies to control the transmission and to reduce the TB incidence is the diagnosis and treatment of the bacilliferous pulmonary cases, associated with the diagnosis and treatment of latent infection. In 2014, Brazil has incorporated the rapid molecular test (TRM), recommending it as an initial strategy for diagnosing TB and detecting rifampicin resistance (TB-RR). The present thesis describes and analyses the impact of the roll out of the TRM for TB on the programmatic indicators for TB control in Brazil, and the effect of the TRM in the beginning of the treatment in cases of tuberculosis resistant to rifampicin and/or multidrugresistent. Methods: observational studies were performed with routine data. The first study was an ecological study whose units of analysis were the municipalities that make up the rapid molecular testing network for TB (RTR-TB), and TB indicators were analyzed before and after the beginning of TRM use. The modeling of time series interrupted by the Prais-Winsten Regression was used. The second study was a retrospective cohort, whose the individual was the unit of analysis. The survival analysis method was used to assess the effect of TRM on the time between diagnosis and initiation of treatment of new cases of RR-TB / MDR-TB. Cox regression was used to estimate proportional hazards. Results: in the period studied, the RTR-TB consumed a total of 1,756,358 TRM cartridges, with 1,734,935 tests performed. The notification of new TB cases in the quarterly historical series from January 2010 to June 2014 showed a stationary trend. After the implementation of the TRM-TB, there was a trend towards an average increase of around 0.5% (95% CI: 0.13 - 0.87) of new cases, per quarter-year, and throughout the post-intervention period, there was an increase of 8,241 new TB cases in the municipalities of RTR-TB, a 15% increase (95% CI: 10.71 - 19.46) in the level of laboratory confirmation of new TB cases, and a decrease of 8.42% (95% CI: -15.61 - -0.62) in performing smear microscopy. Between 2014 and 2019, 2,071 RR-TB/MDR-TB cases were diagnosed with resistance through TRM, and 1,592 through TSA. After the incorporation of TRM, there was a reduction in the mean time of initiation of resistance treatment by 89 days (p-value < 0.0001), when compared to TSA. Individuals diagnosed by TRM are more likely to start DR-TB treatment earlier when compared to individuals diagnosed by TSA, and this difference is more accentuated up to the first 60 days after diagnosis. Persons diagnosed by TSA were 78% less likely to start the treatment in the first 30 days after the diagnosis of resistance when compared to those diagnosed by TRM (HRadj: 0.22; 95% CI: 0.13 - 0.36), and 49% lower probability of starting the treatment in the first six months after the diagnosis when compared to those diagnosed by TRM (HRadj: 0.51; 95%CI: 0.39 - 0.62). Conclusions: Overall, the TRM had a positive impact on TB control strategies in Brazil, restructuring the disease diagnosis network, increasing laboratory confirmation, and reducing the time between diagnosis and initiation of TB-RR / TB-MDR treatment. The incorporation of TRM into the Public Health System in Brazil provided a faster and more sensitive diagnosis of the disease, enabling a much more timely diagnosis of RR-TB / MDR-TB, and shortening the time to start treatment for resistant TB. The expansion of rapid molecular diagnosis by TRM to municipalities that are not yet part of the RTR-TB may contribute to better control of the disease in the country.


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Tuberculosis/diagnosis , Survival Analysis , Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis , Health Strategies
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Rev. Bras. Cancerol. (Online) ; 68(2)Abr.-Jun. 2022.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1373452

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Introdução: A síndrome de compressão medular metastática (SCMM) tem grande potencial de perda irreversível da função motora e sensitiva, sendo considerada uma emergência oncológica. Objetivo: Avaliar o prognóstico da SCMM e a funcionalidade dos pacientes com tumores sólidos. Método: Estudo de coorte que incluiu pacientes com câncer que desenvolveram SCMM entre janeiro de 2017 e dezembro de 2018. Os dados clínicos e sociodemográficos foram extraídos dos prontuários físicos e eletrônicos. Análise de sobrevida foi realizada pelo método Kaplan-Meier. Resultados: O estudo abrangeu 90 pacientes que apresentaram SCMM. Ao diagnóstico da SCMM, 55,5% dos pacientes não conseguiam realizar marcha. Os pacientes com SCMM após câncer de pulmão tiveram 4,1 vezes maior risco de morrer (IC 95%, 1,79-9,41; p=0,001), os pacientes com tumores geniturinários tiveram 1,9 vezes maior risco de morrer (IC 95%, 1,06- 3,45; p=0,02) e os pacientes com outros tipos de tumor tiveram 3,1 vezes maior risco de morrer (IC 95%, 1,58-6,24; p=0,001) quando comparados aos pacientes com SCMM após câncer de mama. Conclusão: Destaca-se a relevância clínica deste estudo ao descobrir que o tipo de tumor primário é um fator preditor independente para sobrevida da SCMM. Ao diagnóstico da SCMM, mais da metade dos pacientes não realizam marcha


Introduction: Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC) has great potential of irreversible loss of motor and sensory function, and it is considered an oncological emergency. Objective: Evaluate the prognosis of MSCC and the functionality of patients with solid tumors. Method: Cohort study was conducted in patients with cancer who developed MSCC between January 2017 and December 2018. Clinical and socio-demographic data were extracted from physical and electronic charts. Survival analysis was performed by the Kaplan-Meier method. Results: The study included 90 patients who were diagnosed with MSCC. At the time of MSCC diagnosis, 55.5% of patients were unable to walk. Patients with MSCC after lung cancer had 4.1-fold more odds of death (95% CI: 1.79-9.41; p=0.001), those with genitourinary tumors, 1.9-fold higher risk of death (95% CI: 1.06-3.45; p=0,02), and with other types of tumors, 3.1-fold higher risk of death (95% CI: 1.58-6.24; p=0.001) when compared with patients with MSCC after breast cancer. Conclusion: The clinical relevance of this study relies on the findings that the primary type of tumor is a predictive factor for overall survival of MSCC. More than half of the patients were unable to walk at the MSCC diagnosis


Introducción: El síndrome de compresión espinal (SCE) tiene un gran potencial de pérdida irreversible de la función motora y sensorial, siendo considerado una emergencia oncológica. Objetivo: Evaluar el pronóstico de SCE y la funcionalidad de los pacientes. Método: Estudio de cohorte que incluyó pacientes con cáncer que desarrollaron SCE entre enero de 2017 y diciembre de 2018. Se extrajeron datos clínicos y sociodemográficos de historias clínicas físicas y electrónicas. El análisis de supervivencia se realizó mediante el método de Kaplan-Meier. Resultados: El estudio cubrió a 90 pacientes que tenían SCE. En el diagnóstico de SCE, 55,5% de los pacientes no pueden caminar. En comparación con los pacientes con cáncer de mama, los pacientes con cáncer de pulmón tenían 4,1 veces más riesgo de morir (IC 95%, 1,79-9,41; p=0,001), los pacientes con tumores genitourinarios 1,9 veces mayor de morir (IC 95%, 1,06-3,45; p=0,02) y aquellos pacientes con otro tipo de tumor, 3,1 veces mayor riesgo de morir (IC 95%, 1,58- 6,24; p=0,001). Conclusión: Este estudio encontró que el tipo de tumor primario es un factor predictivo para la supervivencia de le SCE. Más de la mitad de los pacientes no caminan en el momento del diagnóstico de SCE. Palabras clave: compresión de la médula espinal; neoplasias de la columna


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Humans , Male , Female , Prognosis , Spinal Cord Compression , Spinal Neoplasms , Survival Analysis , Neoplasm Metastasis
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-936304

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the expression of profilin 2 (PFN2) in gastric cancer and assess its potential value as a novel prognostic indicator and a therapeutic target.@*METHODS@#We collected gastric cancer and paired adjacent tissues from 100 patients for immunohistochemical detection of PFN2 expression. According to the expression level of PFN2, the patients were divided into two groups with high (46 cases) and low (48 cases) PNF2 expression in cancer tissues, and also into two groups with high (26 cases) and low (49 cases) PNF2 expression in adjacent tissues. Chi-square test, Spearman correlation and KaplanMeier survival analysis were used to analyze the relationship between PFN2 protein expression level and the patients' clinical parameters. We also tested the effects of PFN2 knockdown and overexpression on the proliferation and migration of MKN-45 cells using Transwell assay and CCK-8 assay.@*RESULTS@#The expression of PFN2 protein was significantly higher in gastric cancer tissues than in adjacent tissues (P < 0.01). PFN2 expression was positively correlated with M-stage of gastric cancer and VEGFR expression in the tumor tissues (P < 0.01). A high expression of PFN2 protein was significantly correlated with a poor prognosis of gastric cancer patients (P < 0.01), and was an independent predictor of the prognosis of gastric cancer. In MKN-45 cells, the cells overexpressing PFN2 showed significantly stronger proliferation and migration abilities than those with PFN2 knockdown (P < 0.001).@*CONCLUSION@#PFN2 protein is highly expressed in gastric cancer tissues to promote the proliferation and migration of the tumor cells. PFN2 may serve as a potential diagnostic marker, a prognostic indicator and a therapeutic target for gastric cancer.


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Cell Proliferation , Humans , Profilins/metabolism , Prognosis , Stomach Neoplasms/pathology , Survival Analysis
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