Augusto César Monteiro

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BACKGROUND Plantar forefoot ulcers in individuals with diabetes often lead to deep infection and lower extremity amputation. Increasing evidence suggests that the process is initiated by increased passive stiffness within the gastrocnemius-soleus musculotendinous unit. The goal of this investigation was to perform ultrasound examination of the Achilles(More)
Fungal infection of the thyroid is rare. Most reported cases have involved Aspergillus, Coccidioides, and Candida species in the setting of disseminated disease. Infection of the thyroid with Histoplasma capsulatum is rarely reported as part of disseminated disease, even in geographic areas where histoplasmosis is endemic. We report a 52-year-old woman with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) after successful coronary reperfusion (CR) by streptokinase and/or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). PATIENTS AND METHODS During 65-months period, 245 patients underwent CR during AMI. In 47 (19.2%) CABG were performed in the acute period due(More)
PURPOSE To report the accumulated experience in the treatment of patients with postoperative chylothorax (CHT) recovery utilizing pleural drainage associated to alipoidic diet and/or intravenous nutrition. METHODS The aim of this work is to analyse the management of 11 patients (8 males; 11 months to 70 years old) with post-operative CHT. The previous(More)
Complications of diabetes mellitus constitute the most common indications for hospitalization and non-traumatic amputations in the USA. The most important risk factors for the development of diabetic foot ulcerations include the presence of peripheral neuropathy, vasculopathy, limited joint mobility, and pre-existing foot deformities. In our study, 500(More)
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