Úrsula David Alves

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OBJECTIVE To describe and quantify the main changes seen on computed tomography of the chest in mildly symptomatic adult patients with sickle cell disease, as well as to evaluate the radiologist accuracy in determining the type of hemoglobinopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study involving 44 adult patients with sickle cell disease who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between clinical, pulmonary, and cardiovascular findings in patients with sickle cell disease and, secondarily, to compare these findings between sickle cell anemia patients and those with other sickle cell diseases. METHODS Fifty-nine adults were included in this cross-sectional study; 47 had sickle cell anemia, and(More)
1 Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system (CNS) [1, 2]. It is estimated that approximately 50 million people are infected with NCC in developing countries, and this disease is considered endemic in Latin America, Asia and Africa [1]. Typically, this infection affects the brain parenchyma, manifesting as(More)
Overgrowth syndromes comprise a heterogeneous group of diseases that are characterized by excessive tissue development. Some of these syndromes may be associated with dysfunction in the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK)/PI3K/AKT pathway, which results in an increased expression of the insulin receptor. In the current review, four overgrowth syndromes were(More)
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