Andréa Luciana Mattos

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BACKGROUND The need for effective parameters for selecting the best embryos is paramount when a large number of them are available for transfer. Other studies have reported that transfer of pre-selected embryos, based on cleavage to the 2-cell stage at 25 h and 27 h post-insemination/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), increases implantation and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of tramadol, an analgesic with both opioid and nonopioid actions (norepinephrine and serotonin pathways), with beta-cyclodextrin piroxicam, a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug, in the perioperative setting. METHODS The study population consisted of 48 patients scheduled(More)
The objective of the present study was to determine if exposure of cervical mucus to air during specular examination could modify mucus pH. Detection of changes is justified because of their possible interference with sperm-mucus interaction, since an acidic pH is unfavorable to sperm penetration and is associated with infertility due to the cervical(More)
BACKGROUND Sufentanil is a potent but short-acting spinal analgesic used to manage perioperative pain. This study evaluated the influence of transdermal nitroglycerine on the analgesic action of spinal sufentanil in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. METHODS Fifty-six patients were randomized to one of four groups. Patients were premedicated with(More)
According to the 15 autopsies performed at the Department of Pathological Anatomy, Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil, it was confirmed that acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) occurs preferably in young homosexual males, who die in a short period of time of the disease, which leads to a consumptive state verified by cachexia of the(More)
Background:This study was designed to evaluate the role of epidural methadone-lidocaine in cancer pain combined or not to epidural dexamethasone.Methods:In all, 72 cancer patients, 32- to 67-year-old were randomized to six groups (n=12) and prospectively studied to examine analgesia and adverse effects for 3 weeks. Patients received single-dose protocol(More)
S. C. Soares, R. T. J. Ramos, W. M. Silva, L. C. Oliveira, L. G. Amorim, R. Hirata Jr, A. L. MattosGuaraldi, A. Miyoshi, A. Silva and V. Azevedo Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Genetics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil Microbiology and Immunology Discipline, Medical Sciences Faculty, State University of Rio de(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Postoperative analgesia and antiemetic efficacy after intrathecal neostigmine were investigated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 100 patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy. METHODS The patients were assigned to one of five groups (n = 20), and received intravenous prior to the spinal block the(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence and risk factors of pressure ulcers (PU) in adult patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs), as well as the outcome (including ICU and hospital mortality) of these patients. METHODS Epidemiological cohort multicenter prospective study, evaluating patients admitted for a period of 31days (June 01 to July 01,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the analgesic action of spinal neostigmine as part of a multimodal analgesic therapy approach including spinal neostigmine and spinal fentanyl for postoperative pain relief DESIGN Randomized, prospective study. SETTING Teaching hospital. PATIENTS 50 ASA physical status I and II patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy. (More)