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UFPR participate in national study to detect early cancer of the esophagus

The goal is to serve 1,200 patients in ten research centers through the use of a less invasive technique

 
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The Digestive Endoscopy Service, Hospital de Clinicas, Federal University of Parana (UFPR) participates in the national multicenter study on early detection of esophageal cancer. The research aims to serve 1,200 patients in ten research centers, two of them private.

This is the first study on a large scale in the world with this technique and this unit by the number of attendances, facilities and professionals involved, said Claudio Hashimoto, a gastroenterologist and endoscopist at USP, who led the study, noting that the technique is well less invasive.

A next generation device that is capable of visualizing and archiving digital images with high definition HDTV technology was provided by a company to research.

For the study are being evaluated patients with risk factors - those who had involvement with alcohol for a very long time - since the intention is to detect early, cancer of the esophagus, but the device is able to work with traditional endoscopic procedures. Its technology (NBI) makes the process of virtual chromoendoscopy highlight an injury when the onset. Renato Hassegawa, digestive surgeon and endoscopist researcher from USP, the product is the Ferrari of endoscopic devices, but has to learn to use it to take maximum advantage. "

According to Sandra Teixeira, head of the Endoscopy Unit of the HC, the survey also allows for a more updated education for students and medical residents, medical integration with other specialties as well as gastroenterologists and endoscopy, HC, "after all, the device is what is most modern in this area, "she concluded.

In addition, HC, Parana, also participates in the Gastric Cascavel (PR). Other research centers are the Restoration of Pernambuco Hospital, the Cancer Institute (INCA) in Rio de Janeiro, Santa Casa de Porto Alegre, Hospital Ipiranga of Mogi das Cruzes, the Cancer Hospital of Barrie, the Clinical Scope Campo Grande, the Office of Clinical Gastroenterology and the Center for Digestive Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal HC USP.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Cancer    Esophagus    UFPR    Endoscopy    Paraná   
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