Aníbal Basile Filho

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At present, the clinical management inflammatory vasoplegia associated to sepsis or anaphylaxis is symptomatic. Volume is expanded by means of administration of fluids, and low blood pressure is managed by means of administration of positive inotropes and vasoconstrictors. This therapeutic approach is mainly associated to the cyclic AMP (cAMP) and, many(More)
BACKGROUND The rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) is the most widely used index within intensive care units as a predictor of the outcome of weaning, but differences in measurement techniques have generated doubts about its predictive value. OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of low levels of pressure support (PS) on the RSBI value of ill patients.(More)
The daily rates of whole-body phenylalanine oxidation and hydroxylation were determined in young men receiving [1-13C]phenylalanine and [2H2]tyrosine via primed, constant intravenous (n=3) or oral (n=5) infusion for 24 consecutive hours (12-h fast followed by 12-h fed period), and given a generous phenylalanine (100 mg.kg-1.d-1), tyrosine-free, but(More)
Ogilvie's syndrome is defined as a pseudo-obstruction of the colon of unknown cause. A review of recent literature shows a proliferation of reports of such cases associated to multiple conditions. The authors present two cases of perforated peptic ulcers with peritonitis that mimicked Ogilvie's syndrome in the clinical, radiological, and colonoscopic(More)
We report a case of a 26-years old male patient with rhabdomyolisis with myoglobinuria associated with acute renal and respiratory failure, that occurred three days after upper airway infection. In the clinical and laboratory investigation of the patient, including electromyography and muscular biopsy, the diagnostic lead to a metabolic myopathy due to an(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the coping strategies used by the relatives of patients hospitalized in an intensive care unit. METHODS This is a descriptive study that uses a convenience sample and both qualitative and quantitative methods. The study was conducted at a tertiary university hospital in Brazil. Participants included 41 relatives who were selected(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this investigation was to compare the resting energy expenditure (REE) calculated by the Harris-Benedict equation (REE HB) with the REE measured by indirect calorimetry (REE IC) in critically ill surgical patients under mechanical ventilation. METHODS Thirty patients were included in this work. REE was calculated by the Harris-Benedict(More)
Since Aubaniac (1) described the puncture of the subclavian vein in 1952, and specially after the standardization of parenteral nutrition by Dudrick et al. (11) in 1968, much has been published about complications caused by percutaneous central venous catheterization. Among the various complications provoked by this procedure, a very important one is(More)
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