Aldo J. Peixoto

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AIMS We derived and validated a clinical prediction rule that can be used to predict post-stroke pneumonia. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to hospital with a stroke. The cohort was subdivided into a derivation group and a validation group. Within the derivation group, a point scoring system was developed to predict(More)
Hypertension and chronic volume overload are complications often seen in hemodialysis patients. Current hemodialysis practices adopt a standard dialysate sodium prescription that is typically higher than the plasma sodium concentration of most patients. As a general rule, hemodialysis patients have stable predialysis plasma sodium concentrations, and each(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of hypertension is an essential component of stroke prevention; however, the clinical management of patients with cerebrovascular disease is complicated by orthostatic hypotension (OH). The primary objectives were to: determine the prevalence of OH in a stroke outpatient clinic; describe categories of OH; and identify factors(More)
The physical examination has a historically prominent role in medical practice, being an important tool in diagnosis and in developing rapport with patients. Yet, physicians have lost bedside skills in recent years, with increasing use of technology at the expense of time spent with the patient. This is concerning, especially in the present era of(More)
BACKGROUND Adjudication of patient outcomes is a common practice in medical research and clinical trials. However minimal data exists on the adjudication process in the setting of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) as well as the ability to judge different etiologies (e.g. Acute Tubular Necrosis (ATN), Pre-renal Azotemia (PRA)). METHODS We enrolled 475 consecutive(More)
Falls are a serious medical complication following stroke. The objectives of this study were to (1) confirm the prevalence of falls among patients with stroke during acute hospitalization, (2) identify factors associated with falls during the acute stay, and (3) examine whether in-hospital falls were associated with loss of function after stroke (new(More)
Meta-analysis shows limited benefit of lowering blood pressure below 130 80 mm Hg in patients with type 2 diabetes-Koraishy and Peixoto-Evidence-Based Medicine.htm The latest and best evidence for internal medicine and primary care practice This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here ×(More)
has been known for more than half a century that blood pressure (BP) is higher in the physician's office than at home. 1 Despite this observation, office values continue to be used as the standard for diagnosis and treatment of hypertension (HTN). The high prevalence of HTN and the high costs associated with its treatment have led to a search for methods to(More)
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