Cristiano Freitas de Souza

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One of the most challenging situations in contemporary medicine is, doubtlessly, the approach and treatment of patients presenting with severe left ventricle failure. Since its first clinical application in patients with cardiogenic shock in 1968, the intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) has been widely accepted by heart failure physicians. Although IABP therapy(More)
The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL) are a group of inherited progressive neurodegenerative disorders with presentation from infancy to adulthood. Three main childhood forms can be established on the basis of age of onset, clinical course, and ultrastructural morphology: infantile (INCL), late infantile (LINCL), and juvenile (JNCL). Several variant(More)
BACKGROUND Urine monitoring programs represent an important strategy for early diagnosis of reactivation of BK polyomavirus (BKV) in kidney transplant recipients. This study analyzes a BKV urine screening model in kidney transplant patients. METHODS Urinary screening for BKV reactivation was performed by urinary decoy cell and polymerase chain reaction(More)
BACKGROUND A pharmacodynamic comparison between ticagrelor and prasugrel after fibrinolytic therapy has not yet been performed. METHODS In the single-center SAMPA trial, 50 consecutive STEMI patients previously treated with clopidogrel and undergoing a pharmacoinvasive strategy were randomized to either a ticagrelor (n=25) 180mg loading dose followed by(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence of major adverse cardiac events (cardiac death, or acute myocardial infarct, or target vessel revascularization) at one year in "real world" patients. METHODS The EINSTEIN registry is an observational, prospective, single center study that consecutively included 103 patients (152 lesions) treated with the BiomatrixTM(More)
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