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Ana Lúcia Soares Soutello, Roberta Cunha Matheus Rodrigues, Fernanda Freire Jannuzzi, Thaís Moreira São-João, Gabriela Giordano Martinix, Wilson Nadruz Jr, Maria-Cecília Bueno Jayme Gallani
Introductions: In the care of hypertension, it is important that health professionals possess available tools that allow evaluating the impairment of the health-related quality of life, according to the severity of hypertension and the risk for cardiovascular events. Among the instruments developed for the assessment of health-related quality of life, there is the Mini-Cuestionario of Calidad de Vida en la Hipertensión Arterial (MINICHAL) recently adapted to the Brazilian culture. Objective: To estimate the validity of known groups of the Brazilian version of the MINICHAL regarding the classification of risk for cardiovascular events, symptoms, severity of dyspnea and target-organ damage...
February 27, 2015: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
F Cangella, A Medolla, G De Fazio, C Iuliano, N Curcio, L Salemme, G Mottola, Marco Agrusta
BACKGROUND: Tako-tsubo syndrome (TTS) in its typical (apical) and atypical (non-apical) forms is being increasingly recognized in the West owing to early systematic coronary angiography in acute coronary syndromes (ACS). AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess the incidence, the clinical characteristics and the outcome of TTS in a single high volume cath lab in Southern Italy over the last 6 years. METHODS: Among 1674 consecutive patients (pts) referred to our coronary care units in the last 6 years (2001-2006) for ACS we selected 6 (0...
October 16, 2007: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Raydel Martínez Sánchez, Alberto Pérez Sierra, Ana Margarita Obregón Fuentes, Islay Rodríguez González, Alberto Baly Gil, Morelia Baró Suárez, José Rodríguez Silveira, Bermond Delfina Gastón
A controlled, randomized assay was performed to evaluate the reactogenecity and immunogenecity of Cuban trivalent vaccine against human leptospirosis (vax-SPIRAL) in healthy volunteers, using different vaccination schemes. A Russian-made vaccine was used as control. Adverse effects were local symptoms and signs (pain, rush, local infiltration, itching, necrosis and abscess) and general symptoms and signs(fever, low-grade fever, headache, lipotimia, nausea, vomiting, rash and general malaise). The results showed that the vaccine is innocuous since no serious adverse effects were observed...
January 2002: Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
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