Christiano da Silveira de Barcellos

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OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to determine whether GIK infusion improves hemodynamic performance by reducing the use of inotropic agents, as well as the morbidity of diabetic patients submitted to CABG. METHODS Patients with type 2 DM referred for CABG were randomized to receive GIK or subcutaneous insulin from anesthetic induction up to 12 hours(More)
OBJECTIVE A native arteriovenous fistula (NAF) is a widely used access location for hemodialysis (HD). Monitoring of the NAF followed by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) as needed may reduce the incidence of NAF failure according to nonrandomized studies. The aim of this randomized study was to determine whether an interventional strategy(More)
We present the case of a patient with a descending aorta aneurysm rupture into the esophagus, which, after aortoplasty with Dacron tube interposition and suture of esophageal laceration, developed a pleural-esophagus fistula on the 3rd postoperative day. She needed re-intervention and intensive care, followed by adequate recovery. Considering this unusual(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify the association between egg consumption and coronary atherosclerotic burden. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Cardiac catheterization laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Adult patients referred for coronary angiography. MEASUREMENTS Socio-demographic data (age, education level, and occupation), cardiovascular risk factors (smoking,(More)
BACKGROUND The association between anthropometric parameters and atherosclerotic burden is not well established and few studies have addressed this issue. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of different anthropometric parameters with the coronary atherosclerotic burden. METHODS Adult patients undergoing coronary angiography were enrolled in the(More)
OBJECTIVE A review of experience with techniques of correction used, in the last 20 years, in children younger than one year old. METHODS In the period from 1978 to 1998, 148 patients (pt) with coarctation of the aorta (CoAo), under one year of age, with or without associated intracardiac defects, were submitted to surgery. Median age 50 days, 92 female(More)
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