Adriano Rogerio Baldacin Rodrigues

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OBJECTIVE The failure to wean from mechanical ventilation is related to worse outcomes after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the serum level of B-type natriuretic peptide is a predictor of weaning failure from mechanical ventilation after cardiac surgery. METHODS We conducted a prospective, observational cohort study of 101(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) using the radiola-beled glucose analogue 18F-FDG allows uncovering gly-colysis processes within cancer cells and reveals high value in diagnosis, staging, relapse and therapeutic response evaluation in several malignancies. Breast cancer presents considerable variability when it comes to 18F-FDG uptake, which results in(More)
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