Normal values of esophageal high-resolution manometry: a Brazilian multicenter study

Gerson Ricardo DOMINGUES, Nelson Henrique MICHELSOHN, Ricardo Guilherme VIEBIG, Décio CHINZON, Ary NASI, Carla Granja ANDRADE, Eponina Maria LEMME, Luiz João ABRAHÃO JUNIOR, Mauricio Gustavo BRAVIM, Miguel Ângelo NOBRE-E-SOUZA, Nayara Salgado CARVALHO, Paulo J P C CARVALHO, Tomás Navarro RODRIGUES, Joaquim Prado P MORAES FILHO Background – The high-resolution manometry has been a significant advance…

Underwater endoscopic mucosal resection for non-pedunculated colorectal lesions. A prospective single-arm study

Luciano LENZ, Bruno MARTINS, Fabio Shiguehisa KAWAGUTI, Alexandre TELLIAN, Caterina Maria Pia Simoni PENNACHI, Mauricio SORBELLO, Carla GUSMON, Gustavo Andrade de PAULO, Ricardo UEMURA, Sebastian GEIGER, Marcelo Simas de LIMA, Adriana SAFATLE-RIBEIRO, Elisa BABA, Claudio Lyoiti HASHIMOTO, Fauze MALUF-FILHO, Ulysses RIBEIRO JR Background – Underwater endoscopic mucosal resection (UEMR) has emerged as a revolutionary method…

Patterns of fiber intake among Brazilian adults: perceptions from an online nationwide survey

Maria do Carmo F PASSOS, Maira Libertad Soligo TAKEMOTO, Luciana S GUEDES Background – Adequate fiber intake is associated with digestive health and reduced risk of several noncommunicable diseases and is recognized as essential for human health (World Health Organization, 2003). The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a daily fiber consumption of ≥25 g, but…

Hepatocellular carcinoma patients are advantaged in the current Brazilian liver transplant allocation system. A competing risk analysis

Santiago RODRÍGUEZ, Alfeu de Medeiros FLECK JR, Marcos MUCENIC, Cláudio MARRONI, Ajacio BRANDÃO Background – In Brazil, the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score is used to prioritize patients for deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT). Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) receive standardized MELD exception points to account for their cancer risk of mortality, which…

Peroral (POEM) or surgical myotomy for the treatment of achalasia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Rafael Krieger MARTINS, Igor Braga RIBEIRO, Diogo Turiani Hourneaux DE MOURA, Kelly E HATHORN, Wanderley Marques BERNARDO, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux DE MOURA Background – Achalasia is a neurodegenerative motility esophageal disorder characterized by failure of lower esophageal sphincter relaxation. The conventional treatment option for achalasia has been laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM). However, in 2010, Inoue…