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)
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)
Recent years have witnessed a significant increase in the knowledge about the pathophysiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and the availability of multiple drugs specifically aimed at pulmonary circulation. Although most of this is related to the idiopathic form of PAH, this development has also turned attention to other forms of pulmonary(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)
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)
Phosphodiesterase inhibitors like sildenafil have already been shown to improve functional capacity and hemodynamics in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Few studies address the effects of new phosphodiesterase inhibitors as tadalafil. We report a case of a patient with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in functional class IV (New(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 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)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Schistosomiasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases in the world, being present in more than 70 countries. Pulmonary hypertension is one of the several chronic complications of schistosomiasis; particularly in developing countries, schistosomiasis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension might represent one of the most(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a progressive disease that is characterized by dyspnea and exercise intolerance. Impairment in skeletal muscle has recently been described in PAH, although the degree to which this impairment is solely determined by the hemodynamic profile remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to verify the association of(More)