Angela Maria Silva

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OBJECTIVE To determine frequency, etiology, site and clinical and laboratory findings of ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) infections in children and adolescents with hydrocephalus managed in Hospital Governador João Alves Filho, Aracaju SE, Brazil. METHOD A non-controlled prospective observational study comprising 50 patients that underwent VPS (58(More)
5529 Background: Elevated levels of VEGF have been found in thyroid tumor tissue compared to normal thyroid. Axitinib (AG-013736) is a novel small molecule inhibitor of the receptor tyrosine kinases with picomolar potency against VEGFR 1, 2 & 3 and nanomolar potency against PDGFR-beta and KIT. A phase I study in solid tumors identified 5 mg BID as the(More)
BACKGROUND Ascites can occur after hepatic diseases causing dyspnea, coughing and pain. When associated with pleural effusion it can also increase respiratory distress. In a bibliographic survey hydrothorax has been observed in up to 20% of the patients and the kind of treatment is still being discussed. OBJECTIVE This case report shows the occurrence of(More)
A 2 year old boy was admitted owing to a subacute episode of ataxic gait and hearing deficit. Computerized tomography (CT) was normal and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis revealed gamma globulins level of 15.4% (normal 7 to 14%). There was spontaneous remission after 7 months. At 5 years of age the boy incurred a second episode with predominantly right(More)
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