Cláudia Carreira

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A <<mobile>> liver is an exceptional situation in which the laxness or absence of the ligaments supporting liver allow it to move in the transversal plane so that it is always located on the dependent side. This condition is usually associated to a long and lax mesocolon, which is usually responsible for the symptoms. Very few cases have been described in(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion of allogeneic blood influences outcome after surgery. Despite widespread availability of transfusion guidelines, transfusion practices might vary among physicians, departments, hospitals and countries. Our aim was to determine the amount of packed red blood cells (pRBC) and blood products transfused intraoperatively, and to describe(More)
OBJECTIVES To retrospectively study the diagnosis and treatment of benign breast disease during pregnancy and breastfeeding at our department. To review the relevant literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2001 to March 2005, a total of 91 pregnant or breastfeeding women (age range: 23-36 years) were diagnosed with benign breast pathology. All(More)
In accordance with the determination of base-line heart rate and running in an activity wheel, 14 Long-Evans male rats were given ten 30 minute sessions of Immobile-Avoid conditioning followed by 30 minute sessions of Active-Avoid conditioning. Control Ss were yoked to the experimental Ss. Experimental Ss made significantly fewer responses in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Central venous catheterization of the internal jugular vein is a commonly performed invasive procedure associated with a significant morbidity and even mortality. Ultrasound-guided methods have shown to improve significantly the success of the technique and are recommended by various scientific societies, including the American(More)
Amiodarone is a potent anti-arrhythmic drug with a well-known potential chronic pulmonary toxicity. We describe a case of acute pulmonary toxicity (APT) induced by amiodarone in a 57 year old patient submitted to a perfusion of 900 mg in just 6 hours, to control an auricular flutter with rapid ventricular response. During the administration, the patient(More)
INTRODUCTION Peripherally inserted central catheters, or PICC lines, are frequently used for central venous access because they reduce complications associated with large vein cannulation (CVC). Adequate position of the tip of the catheter is important to central venous pressure (CVP) measurement and drug administration. Inadequate positioning and(More)
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