Andréa Batista de Andrade

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BACKGROUND Obesity-associated asthma has been proposed to be a distinct entity, differing in immune pathogenesis from atopic asthma. Both obesity-mediated inflammation and increase in adiposity are potential mechanistic factors that are poorly defined among children. We hypothesized that pediatric obesity-associated asthma would be characterized by T helper(More)
The biomedical view sees deafness as a physiological loss of audition and the deaf as individuals with an organic abnormality to be corrected; healthcare interventions support this perception. This study sought to understand deafness from the standpoint of the deaf, in order to identify elements for public policies addressed to them in the context of the(More)
The aim of this study was to demonstrate that lyophilized human dura mater tubing can serve as a cervical esophagus. We implanted a lyophilized dura mater flexible tube 4 cm long by 2 cm wide in the cervical esophagus of ten dogs that we monitored and then killed 3 months after implantation. The histological study was performed with scanning electron(More)
Stroke is a relatively rare but rather significant cause of short- and long-term morbidity and mortality in children. It can be divided into three categories: arterial ischemic stroke (AIS), hemorrhagic stroke (HS) and cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT). This review focuses on AIS. The etiologies of pediatric AIS are diverse and different from those in(More)
UNLABELLED A 10-year-old boy with transcobalamin II (TCII) deficiency on oral cyanocobalamin therapy presented with acute right hemiparesis and sensory axonal neuropathy in the context of an intercurrent viral illness. MRI demonstrated unilateral globus pallidus stroke with normal MRA. Echocardiogram was normal. Methylmalonic acid in serum was mildly(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant middle cerebral artery infarct syndrome is a potentially fatal complication of stroke that is poorly understood in children. We studied the frequency, associated characteristics, and outcomes of this condition in children. METHODS Children, aged two months to 18 years with acute middle cerebral artery infarct diagnosed at our center(More)
AIM We aimed to evaluate whether an institutional acute stroke protocol (ASP) could accelerate the diagnosis and secondary treatment of pediatric stroke. METHOD We initiated an ASP in 2005. We compared 209 children (125 males, 84 females; median age 4.8y, interquartile range [IQR] 1.2-9.3y, range 0.09-17.7y) diagnosed with arterial ischemic stroke(More)
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