Caio Júlio César dos Santos Fernandes

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of two different concentrations (4 and 8 mg) of dexamethasone to decrease the swelling and trismus after the surgical extraction of mandibular impacted third molars. METHODS This randomized clinical trial comprised thirty (30) adult patients of both genders with no local or systemic problems, with(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the utility of the 32-point QRS score from the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) for measurement of the ischemic risk region and infarct size in patients receiving thrombolytic therapy. BACKGROUND The QRS score offers a means of evaluating the therapeutic benefit of thrombolytic therapy by comparing final infarct size with the initial(More)
BACKGROUND Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common human zoonosis, and is generally benign in most of the individuals. Pulmonary involvement is common in immunocompromised subjects, but very rare in immunocompetents and there are scarce reports of tomographic findings in the literature. The aim of the study is to describe three immunocompetent patients(More)
BACKGROUND The use of contrast agents during coronary intervention can result in nephropathy, particularly in patients with renal dysfunction. We aimed to determine whether the use of iso-osmolar iodixanol is less nephrotoxic than that of low-osmolar iopromide when patients are adequately prehydrated and have received N-acetylcysteine. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Schistosomiasis is a highly prevalent disease with >200 million infected people. Pulmonary hypertension is one of the pulmonary manifestations in this disease, particularly in its hepatosplenic presentation. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in schistosomiasis patients with the hepatosplenic form of(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare and ultimately fatal disorder of the pulmonary vasculature. There is increasing interest in the worldwide characteristics of patients with PAH, although data coming from the Southern Hemisphere remain scarce. The objective of this study was to describe a cohort of incident patients with PAH from a(More)
BACKGROUND Experimental studies indicate that duration of ischemia is a major determinant of myocardial infarct size, but only limited information is available about the relation between ischemia time and infarct size in individual patients. This prospective study sought to document the role of ischemia time as a determinant of infarct size in humans. (More)
Schistosomiasis is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases, endemic in more than 70 countries, mainly within the developing world. More than 200 million people might be infected worldwide; about 20 million of those might develop severe disease. The hepatosplenic form of schistosomiasis is the most prevalent form of chronic disease, characterised by(More)
In recent years new therapeutic options have been developed for the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Sitaxsentan is an oral, once daily, highly selective endothelin A receptor antagonist that recently demonstrated a positive effect on functional capacity and haemodynamics of PAH patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect(More)
Schistosomiasis is one of the most prevalent chronic infectious diseases in the world. One of its most severe complications, pulmonary hypertension, occurs in up to 5% of patients with hepatosplenic schistosomiasis. The prevalence of schistosomiasis is so overwhelming that schistosomiasis-associated pulmonary hypertension (Sch-PH) may be the most prevalent(More)