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The results are described of a retrospective multicentric CT/MR study of 141 neuro-AIDS patients (IV group CDC classification); 114 patients were drug addicted, 13 homosexual, 8 polytransfused, and 6 had other risk factors. The mean age was 29.6 years. The pathologic agent was identified in 47 cases by c.s. fluid examination, biopsy, autopsy or specific(More)
A patient is described with a tuberculous spinal epidural abscess and signs of cord compression, who was successful treated without surgery. Magnetic resonance imaging, in addition to its role as a diagnostic tool, was helpful in monitoring the resolution of inflammation.
The high incidence of cruciate ligament injuries as a result of acute knee trauma with hemarthrosis and abuse of diagnostic arthroscopies call for a suitable radiological imaging of the central pivot. Computed Arthrotomography (CAT) was used to examine the knee joint in 20 cases of clinically suspected chronic cruciate ligament injury. The images were(More)
The authors report their experience in 144 patients with traumatic brachial plexus injury who underwent Direct Cervical Myelography (DCM). Sometimes the diagnostic investigation was completed by CT. Various myelographic patterns are described: pseudomeningocele, missing sheet of the root, scarring lesions. In 9 cases only, myelography was not sufficient to(More)
In acute subarachnoid hemorrhage a ruptured cerebral aneurysm can be detected by Computed Angiotomography (Angio-CT). In a hyperdense cistern by extravasal blood, a round low-density defect on plain CT which turns into high-density nodular mass with afferent and efferent arteries, is an important finding of ruptured aneurysm. The inverting-density cisternal(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) envelope protein 2 (E2) is involved in viral binding to host cells. The aim of this work was to produce recombinant E2B and E2Y HCV proteins in Escherichia coli and Pichia pastoris, respectively, and to study their interactions with low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLr) and CD81 in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) and(More)
BACKGROUND Immunophenotyping of bone marrow (BM) hemopoietic precursors is useful for diagnosis of adult myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), but data concerning pediatric patients are limited. We analyzed immunophenotypic features of BM cells at diagnosis of children who were referred to the Brazilian Pediatric Cooperative Group of Myelodysplastic Syndromes. (More)
American trypanosomiasis or Chagas disease is a debilitating disease representing an important social problem that affects, approximately, 10 million people in the world. The main aggravating factor of this situation is the lack of an effective drug to treat the different stages of this disease. In this context, the search for trypanocidal substances(More)