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Breno Boueri Affonso, Joaquim Maurício da Motta-Leal-Filho, Francisco de Assis Cavalcante, Francisco Leonardo Galastri, Rafael Noronha Cavalcante, Priscila Mina Falsarella, Felipe Nasser, Rodrigo Gobbo Garcia
Transarterial selective internal radiation therapy with yttrium-90, also known as radioembolization, is a therapy based on the administration of resin or glass microspheres loaded with the radioisotope yttrium-90, via selective arterial catheterization of tumor-feeding vessels. It is classified as a type of locoregional therapy and its main goal is to treat patients with primary or secondary hepatic lesions that are unresectable and not responsive to other therapies. Since it is a new technology still restricted to very few hospitals in Brazil, but used in patients throughout the country, it is necessary to demonstrate the main aspects of hepatic lesions treated with selective internal radiation therapy found in magnetic resonance imaging, and to make specific considerations on interpretation of these images...
December 18, 2017: Einstein
Jaime Anger, Pablo Eduardo Elias, Paula de Camargo Moraes, Nelson Hamerschlak
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the quality and quantity of data in the questionnaires and in request forms for magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted with data from 300 medical records. The research used the following data from the questionnaires: patient age, reason for the magnetic resonance imaging, reason for placing the breast implant, report of any signs or symptoms, time elapsed since surgery to place the current breast implant, replacement implant surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy treatments...
December 18, 2017: Einstein
Emerson de Oliveira, Kelly Alessandra da Silva Tavares, Mariano Tamura Vieira Gomes, Alcides Augusto Salzedas-Netto, Marair Gracio Ferreira Sartori, Rodrigo Aquino Castro, César Eduardo Fernandes, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the technique of uterine transplantation and the use of drugs used in the process of immunosuppression. METHODS: We included 12 sows, and immunosuppression was performed with minimal doses of cyclosporine, and cross-match was done to exclude the possibility of blood incompatibility. Hysterectomy was performed in the donor under general anesthesia, with the removal of the aorta and inferior vena cava in monobloc, and anastomosis of these vessels was made in the recipient...
December 18, 2017: Einstein
Vanessa Ribeiro Dos Santos, Igor Conterato Gomes, Denise Rodrigues Bueno, Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro, Ismael Forte Freitas, Luis Alberto Gobbo
OBJECTIVE: To analyze which abnormalities in body composition (obesity, sarcopenia or sarcopenic obesity) are related to reduced mobility in older people aged 80 years and older. METHODS: The sample included 116 subjects aged 80 years and older. The body composition was measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and mobility was assessed by motor tests. The χ2 test was used to analyze the proportion of older people with sarcopenia, obesity and sarcopenic obesity based on sex as well as to indicate an association between obesity, sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity and mobility...
December 18, 2017: Einstein
Kelly Dayane Stochero Velozo, Pedro Celiny Ramos Garcia, Jefferson Pedro Piva, Humberto Holmer Fiori, Daiane Drescher Cabral, Paulo Roberto Einloft, Francisco Bruno, Cristian Tedesco Tonial, Caroline Abud Drumond Costa, Simone Travi Canabarro
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the workload and size the nursing team using the scales TISS-28 and NEMS in a pediatric intensive care unit. METHODS: An observational prospective study with a quantitative approach was conducted at the pediatric intensive care unit of a university hospital from Jan 1st, 2009 to Dec 31st, 2009. All children who remained hospitalized for more than 8 hours were included, with length of stay of 4 hours in case of death. Clinical data were collected and the Paediatric Index of Mortality 2 and the scores TISS-28 and NEMS were determined...
December 18, 2017: Einstein
Débora Dos Santos Queija, Lica Arakawa-Sugueno, Bruna Mello Chamma, Marco Aurélio Vamondes Kulcsar, Rogério Aparecido Dedivitis
OBJECTIVE: Translate to brazilian portuguese, culturally adapt and test the rating and classification scales of cervicofacial lymphedema of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Head and Neck Lymphedema Protocol (MDACC HNL) in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer. METHODS: The process followed international guidelines and translation stages by two head and neck surgeons, and back translation independently by two native Americans. The test of final version was based on the evaluation of 18 patients by one speech pathologist and one physical therapist who applied the scales in Portuguese...
December 18, 2017: Einstein
Bruna Karoline Pinheiro França Protásio, Camila Maria Pinheiro Machado Martins Barbosa, Clarice Blaj Neufeld, Leandro Dimasi Buck, Lygia de Souza Lima Laund, Mauro Sergio Toporovski, Thais Cristina Visoni
The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in the pediatric population has increased in the last years. The most common form of inflammatory bowel disease is Crohn's disease and, according to its form and age of presentation, it is possible to predict the evolution of the disease.
December 7, 2017: Einstein
Breno Boueri Affonso, Joaquim Maurício da Motta Leal Filho, Rafael Noronha Cavalcante, Priscila Mina Falsarella, Francisco Leonardo Galastri, Rodolfo Souza Cardoso, Felipe Nasser
Preservation of the knee joint has enormous advantages in terms of mobility and rehabilitation of an amputee. Any cause of breakdown requiring revision to an above-knee amputation is a major setback because it reduces the patient's rehabilitative potential. We report a case of intra-arterial thrombolysis use to save a below-knee amputation stump with acute ischemia. A 56-year-old man who sought the emergency department with 1-day history of acute pain on his right below-knee stump. The angiography confirmed popliteal artery occlusion...
October 23, 2017: Einstein
Wanderley Marques Bernardo
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October 2017: Einstein
Thiago Gonçalves Dos Santos Martins, Ana Luiza Fontes de Azevedo Costa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Einstein
Ekaterini Simões Goudouris, Almerinda Maria do Rego Silva, Aluce Loureiro Ouricuri, Anete Sevciovic Grumach, Antonio Condino-Neto, Beatriz Tavares Costa-Carvalho, Carolina Cardoso de Mello Prando, Cristina Maria Kokron, Dewton de Moraes Vasconcelos, Fabíola Scancetti Tavares, Gesmar Rodrigues Silva Segundo, Irma Cecília Douglas Paes Barreto, Mayra de Barros Dorna, Myrthes Anna Maragna Toledo Barros, Wilma Carvalho Neves Forte
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Einstein
Daniel de Sousa Filho, Elton Yoji Kanomata, Ricardo Jonathan Feldman, Alfredo Maluf Neto
The Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen syndrome by proxy are factitious disorders characterized by fabrication or induction of signs or symptoms of a disease, as well as alteration of laboratory tests. People with this syndrome pretend that they are sick and tend to seek treatment, without secondary gains, at different care facilities. Both syndromes are well-recognized conditions described in the literature since 1951. They are frequently observed by health teams in clinics, hospital wards and emergency rooms...
October 2017: Einstein
Juliana Magdalon, William Tadeu Festuccia
Obesity is characterized by an excessive increase in the adipose tissue mass, and is associated with higher incidence of several chronic metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. Therefore, its increasing prevalence is a public health concern, and it is important to better understand its etiology to develop new therapeutic strategies. Evidence accumulated over the years indicates that obesity is associated with a marked activation in adipose tissue of the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), a signaling pathway that controls lipid metabolism, and adipocyte formation and maintenance...
October 2017: Einstein
Mariano Tamura Vieira Gomes, Andréa Maria Novaes Machado, Sérgio Podgaec, Gustavo Anderman Silva Barison
OBJECTIVE: This article presents the first series of robotic single-port hysterectomy cases performed at a hospital in Brazil. METHODS: From November 2014 to October 2016, 11 patients were indicated to undergo, and nine of them were submitted to single-port hysterectomy using da Vinci Single-Site® platform. However, in two patients, due to multiple previous abdominal surgeries, large uterine volume, and/or a uterus with no mobility, a pneumoperitoneum was performed with a Verres needle, and the pelvic cavity was assessed using a 5mm optics endoscope...
October 2017: Einstein
Márcia Farina Kamilos, Celso Luiz Borrelli
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical response of patients with symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause after application of microablative fractional radiofrequency in the vagina and vaginal introitus. METHODS: Fourteen patients with symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause underwent three applications of microablative fractional radiofrequency with a 30-day interval, using the Wavetronic 6000HF-FRAXX device and a fractional vaginal electrode. The questionnaires World Health Organization Quality of Life (for quality of life evaluation), Female Sexual Function Index and Quality of Life Adapted Questionnaire in the Domain of Sexual Satisfaction (for sexual function and satisfaction evaluation) were administered before and after the applications (30 to 60 days after the last procedure), in addition to the satisfaction questionnaire after procedure...
October 2017: Einstein
Marcelo Rodrigues Bacci, Beatriz da Costa Aguiar Alves, Marina Romera Cavallari, Ligia Ajaime Azzalis, Ross Martin de Rozier-Alves, Matheus Moreira Perez, Ethel Zimberg Chehter, Edimar Cristiano Pereira, Fernando Luiz Affonso Fonseca
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the gene expression of beta-trace protein in urine of diabetic patients, with no reduction in glomerular filtration rate, which was defined as below 60mL/min/1.73m2. METHODS: Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients were recruited, and a group of non-diabetic individuals served as control. Beta-trace protein gene expression was analyzed by quantitative PCR. Blood samples were collected to establish glucose levels and baseline kidney function. Accuracy was analyzed using ROC curves...
October 2017: Einstein
Lilian Rigo, Raíssa Rigo Garbin, José Lucas Sani de Alcântara Rodrigues, Laerte Ribeiro Menezes-Júnior, Luiz Renato Paranhos, Cristiane Barelli
OBJECTIVE: To verify the profile of elderly followed up by Family Health Strategy teams and the influence of self-reported chronic diseases on demographic variables, describing self-perception and satisfaction with quality of health. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional population- based study carried out with 301 elderly residents in two areas of a city in southern Brazil. Data were collected through a questionnaire based on the Health, Well-Being, and Aging Study adapted by researchers, and a playful scale to assess satisfaction with health...
October 2017: Einstein
Joselito Adriano da Silva, Angélica Santos Emi, Eliseth Ribeiro Leão, Maria Carolina Barbosa Teixeira Lopes, Meiry Fernanda Pinto Okuno, Ruth Ester Assayag Batista
OBJECTIVE: To verify agreement between estimative of predicted resources using the adapted Emergency Severity Index and the real amount of resources used by patients. To analyze the variables number of years since graduation, years of work experience and years of experience in emergency services especially with accurate anticipation of resources need. METHODS: This retrospective analytical study with a quantitative approach included 538 medical records of patients assisted by 11 triage nurses...
October 2017: Einstein
Fábio da Silva Santana, Aline Cabral Palmeira, Marcos André Moura Dos Santos, Breno Quintella Farah, Bruna Cadengue Coêlho de Souza, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association between active commuting and blood pressure in adolescents. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study with high school students from public education network in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. Data from 6039 students (14 to 19 years) were collected using a questionnaire. "Physically inactive" were considered those who reported not to walk or ride a bicycle to and from school on any day of the past week, and/or those who, regardless of the weekly frequency of practice this type of activity, reported the duration of commuting to school was less than 20 minutes (round trip)...
October 2017: Einstein
Cássia Regina Vancini-Campanharo, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Marcelo Calil Machado Netto, Maria Carolina Barbosa Teixeira Lopes, Meiry Fernanda Pinto Okuno, Ruth Ester Assayag Batista, Aécio Flávio Teixeira de Góis
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with not attempting resuscitation. METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted at the emergency department of a teaching hospital. The sample consisted of 285 patients; in that, 216 were submitted to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and 69 were not. The data were collected by means of the in-hospital Utstein Style. To compare resuscitation attempts with variables of interest we used the χ2 test, likelihood ratio, Fisher exact test, and analysis of variance (p<0...
October 2017: Einstein
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