CLINICS is an electronic journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles in continuous flow, of interest to clinicians and researchers in medical and biomedical sciences.
Edited by: Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (HC-FMUSP)
Clinics
ISSN: 1807-5932
e-ISSN: 1980-5322

Clinics is a gold open access electronic international journal that publishes peer-reviewed research in continuous flow of interest to clinicians and researchers in medical and biomedical sciences based on its originality, importance, conclusions and interest to readers. CLINICS also publishes Comments and Editorials. The journal is committed to the principles of ethics, respect for the individual, humanization, honesty, pioneering spirit and excellence.Clinics is the Official Scientific journal of Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (HC-FMUSP).

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2.7
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3.5
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0.501
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0.726
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Original articles
Delayed diagnosis and increased mortality risk: Assessing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on breast cancer recurrence
Lindson Mühlmann, Franklin Fernandes Pimentel, Daniel Guimarães Tiezzi, Hélio Humberto Angotti Carrara, Jurandyr Moreira de Andrade, Francisco José Candido dos Reis
Highlights

  • COVID-19 profoundly affected global healthcare including breast cancer management.

  • The pandemic delayed recurrence diagnosis and increased post-recurrence mortality.

  • Strategies for cancer patients' follow-up during health crises need improvements.

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Available online 1 January 2024
Original articles
Evaluation of HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 haplotypes in patients with endometriosis, A case-control study
Marina P. Andres, Alessandra Peloggia, Henrique M. Abrao, Thais F. Magalhaes, João Siufi Neto, Mauricio Simões Abrão
Highlights

  • Celiac disease and endometriosis share inflammatory markers and pathophysiology.

  • HLA-DQ2 and/or HLA-DQ8 were similar between the control and endometriosis groups.

  • Anti- transglutaminase igA was similar between the control and endometriosis groups.

  • HLA-DQ2 and DQ8 had no difference in age, symptoms, endometriosis stage or location.

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Available online 1 January 2024
Original articles
Cross-cultural adaptation of the Scale of Perception of Respect for and Maintenance of the Dignity of the Inpatient (CuPDPH) to Brazilian Portuguese and its psychometric properties—A multicenter cross-sectional study
Pablo Eduardo Pereira Dutra, Laiana Azevedo Quagliato, Filipe Terra Curupaná, Letícia Zangirolami Peres, Victoria Luiza Pacini, Claudia Regina Menezes da Silva, Juliana Seixas Garcia, Beatriz Campillo Zaragoza, Antonio Egidio Nardi
Highlights

  • Despite their importance, dignity and respect are woefully undefined, and often cast aside, which is reflected by the scarcity of in-depth studies.

  • Brazilian patients feel respected, but when it comes to consideration and integrity, it is nothing short of heartbreaking.

  • Brazilian health professionals do not ask their patients whom they would like to share information with. And this demands our utmost attention.

  • A sting of disrespect and affronts to our dignity seldom escape our notice.

  • The Scale of Perception of Respect for and Maintenance of the Dignity of the Inpatient sheds light on this aspect of human interaction.

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Available online 1 January 2024
Original articles
Effect of 3D laparoscopy versus traditional laparotomy on serum tumor markers and coagulation function in patients with early-stage endometrial cancer
Hailong Chen, Dechang Xu, Ying Yu, Jing Huang, Qian Zhou, Qi Wang
Highlights

  • 3D laparoscopic surgery for early-stage EC seems to be more effective than traditional laparotomy.

  • 3D laparoscopic surgery for early EC can attenuate the inflammatory response and damage to immune function, foster urinary function recovery, and enhance the quality of life.

  • 3D laparoscopic surgery for early EC impacts the patient's coagulation function, necessitating vigilant prevention and management of thrombotic events in clinical settings.

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Available online 1 January 2024
Original articles
Delayed diagnosis and increased mortality risk: Assessing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on breast cancer recurrence
Lindson Mühlmann, Franklin Fernandes Pimentel, Daniel Guimarães Tiezzi, Hélio Humberto Angotti Carrara, Jurandyr Moreira de Andrade, Francisco José Candido dos Reis
Highlights

  • COVID-19 profoundly affected global healthcare including breast cancer management.

  • The pandemic delayed recurrence diagnosis and increased post-recurrence mortality.

  • Strategies for cancer patients' follow-up during health crises need improvements.

Full text access
Available online 1 January 2024
Evaluation of HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 haplotypes in patients with endometriosis, A case-control study
Marina P. Andres, Alessandra Peloggia, Henrique M. Abrao, Thais F. Magalhaes, João Siufi Neto, Mauricio Simões Abrão
Highlights

  • Celiac disease and endometriosis share inflammatory markers and pathophysiology.

  • HLA-DQ2 and/or HLA-DQ8 were similar between the control and endometriosis groups.

  • Anti- transglutaminase igA was similar between the control and endometriosis groups.

  • HLA-DQ2 and DQ8 had no difference in age, symptoms, endometriosis stage or location.

Full text access
Available online 1 January 2024
Cross-cultural adaptation of the Scale of Perception of Respect for and Maintenance of the Dignity of the Inpatient (CuPDPH) to Brazilian Portuguese and its psychometric properties—A multicenter cross-sectional study
Pablo Eduardo Pereira Dutra, Laiana Azevedo Quagliato, Filipe Terra Curupaná, Letícia Zangirolami Peres, Victoria Luiza Pacini, Claudia Regina Menezes da Silva, Juliana Seixas Garcia, Beatriz Campillo Zaragoza, Antonio Egidio Nardi
Highlights

  • Despite their importance, dignity and respect are woefully undefined, and often cast aside, which is reflected by the scarcity of in-depth studies.

  • Brazilian patients feel respected, but when it comes to consideration and integrity, it is nothing short of heartbreaking.

  • Brazilian health professionals do not ask their patients whom they would like to share information with. And this demands our utmost attention.

  • A sting of disrespect and affronts to our dignity seldom escape our notice.

  • The Scale of Perception of Respect for and Maintenance of the Dignity of the Inpatient sheds light on this aspect of human interaction.

Full text access
Available online 1 January 2024
Effect of 3D laparoscopy versus traditional laparotomy on serum tumor markers and coagulation function in patients with early-stage endometrial cancer
Hailong Chen, Dechang Xu, Ying Yu, Jing Huang, Qian Zhou, Qi Wang
Highlights

  • 3D laparoscopic surgery for early-stage EC seems to be more effective than traditional laparotomy.

  • 3D laparoscopic surgery for early EC can attenuate the inflammatory response and damage to immune function, foster urinary function recovery, and enhance the quality of life.

  • 3D laparoscopic surgery for early EC impacts the patient's coagulation function, necessitating vigilant prevention and management of thrombotic events in clinical settings.

Full text access
Available online 1 January 2024
Review articles
Multidisciplinary team for patients with neurocutaneous syndromes: The little discussed importance of dentistry
Marcos Roberto Tovani-Palone, Filippo Bistagnino, Pritik A. Shah
Highlights

  • The inclusion of dentists in multidisciplinary teams for patients with neurocutaneous syndromes is essential, both on an outpatient and hospital basis.

  • Interestingly, dentistry can play a relevant role in the early diagnosis and differential diagnosis of patients with neurocutaneous syndromes.

  • More research in this area is needed.

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Available online 1 January 2024
Pharmacological treatment for obstructive sleep apnea: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Maria Luísa Nobre, Ayane Cristine Alves Sarmento, Priscila Farias de Oliveira, Felipe Ferreira Wanderley, José Diniz Júnior, Ana Katherine Gonçalves
Highlights

  • Obstructive sleep apnea affects one billion people worldwide and is associated with cardiometabolic risk and cognitive impairment.

  • Drug therapy for the management of sleep apnea has been investigated, but no robust evidence that supports its benefits has been found to date.

  • The combination of noradrenergic and antimuscarinic drugs shows promising results.

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Available online 1 January 2024
Gastric adenocarcinoma and periodontal disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Francisco José Nunes Aguiar, Fabrício dos Santos Menezes, Marcela de Araújo Fagundes, Gisele Aparecida Fernandes, Fabio de Abreu Alves, João Goncalves Filho, Maria Paula Curado
Highlights

  • Patients presenting periodontal disease increased the risk of developing gastric adenocarcinoma by 17 %.

  • The association remained regardless of the diagnostic method for periodontal disease, i.e., clinical examination and self-report.

  • Moreover, Asian patients with periodontal disease had a higher risk of having gastric adenocarcinoma than American and European patients.

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Does bisphenol A (BPA) participates in the pathogenesis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
Lorena Ana Mercedes Lara Urbanetz, José Maria Soares Junior, Gustavo Arantes Rosa Maciel, Ricardo dos Santos Simões, Maria Cândida Pinheiro Baracat, Edmund Chada Baracat
Clinics. 2023;78C:100310
Highlights

  • Bisphenola A (BPA) is an endocrine disruptor widely investigated as a possible environmental contributor to the pathogenesis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

  • Due to its structural similarity with the Estrogen molecule (E2), it acts as a xenoestrogen, binding to genomic and non-genomic estrogen receptors, causing metabolic and hormonal changes that lead to PCOS (hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, anovulation, and ovarian cysts).

  • The aim and of this review were to present the mechanisms of bisphenol A participation in the pathogenesis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

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Correspondence
SARS-CoV-2 vaccination complicated by small fiber neuropathy, mast cell activation syndrome, and pericarditis
Danice Hertz, Fulvio Alexandre Scorza, Ana Claudia Fiorini, Josef Finsterer
Clinics. 2023;78C:100304
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Evaluation of pediatric diabetes mellitus after SARS-CoV-2 infection: A long-term prospective case series
Thais T. Fink, Ana P.M. Canton, Maria Fernanda B. Pereira, Vera Bain, Olívia Matsuo, Camilla Astley, Heloisa H.S. Marques, Simone Correa-Silva, Marilia M. Montenegro, Patricia Palmeira, Marlene P. Garanito, Alberto J.S. Duarte, Magda Carneiro-Sampaio, Ana C. Latronico, Clovis A. Silva
Clinics. 2023;78C:100299
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First tonic-clonic seizure five hours after Ad26.COV2.S vaccination without acute brain lesion but long-term chorea
Antonio-Carlos M. de Almeida, Ana C. Fiorini, Fulvio A. Scorza, Josef Finsterer
Clinics. 2023;78C:100281
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Comments
Importance of nociplastic pain in patients with rheumatic diseases
Antonio Alcántara Montero
Clinics. 2023;78C:100309
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Does SARS-CoV-2vaccination induce acquired autoimmune discords and inflammatory manifestations?
Khadija Bahrini, Emna Hannachi
Clinics. 2023;78C:100257
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Serum cytokines in childhood-Takayasu arteritis: Are they biomarkers for indolent disease activity?
Gleice Clemente, Maria Teresa Terreri, Rosa M.R. Pereira, Bruno Gualano, Clovis Artur Silva, Alexandre Wagner de Souza
Clinics. 2023;78C:100256
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“Scientific Evidence for Homeopathy”
Marcus Zulian Teixeira
Clinics. 2023;78C:100255
Highlights

  • Homeopathy is based on heterodox and complementary four scientific assumptions.

  • Pseudosceptics deny these assumptions and any scientific evidence that proves them.

  • The dossier describes hundreds of clinical and experimental studies in homeopathy.

  • The dossier demystifies the fallacy that “there isn't scientific evidence for homeopathy”.

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Editorials
It is time to change the definition: Endometriosis is no longer a pelvic disease
Maria Carolina Machado da Silva, Luiz Philipe de Souza Ferreira, Amanda Della Giustina
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Available online 1 January 2024
Pesticide exposure and human health: Toxic legacy
Fulvio A. Scorza, Larissa Beltramim, Larissa M. Bombardi
Clinics. 2023;78C:100249
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The double-edged sword: COVID-19 pandemic-related delay in immune maturation in young children
Braian Lucas Aguiar Sousa, Magda Maria Sales Carneiro-Sampaio
Clinics. 2023;78C:100239
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Humanization: Improving patient and family experience in a public pediatric hospital
Jussara de Oliveira Zimmermann, Anna-Dulce S.C. Sampaio, Aide Mitie Kudo, Magda Carneiro-Sampaio
Clinics. 2023;78C:100187
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Patricia Andrade Batista, Cláudia de Oliveira, Rafaela Alkmin da Costa, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco, Fabio Roberto Cabar
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