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Improving patient access to specialized health care: the Telehealth Network of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
PROBLEM The Brazilian population lacks equitable access to specialized health care and diagnostic tests, especially in remote municipalities, where health professionals often feel isolated and staffExpand
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Niacin metabolite excretion in alcoholic pellagra and AIDS patients with and without diarrhea.
OBJECTIVE Malnourished patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) can develop pellagra-like manifestations such as dermatitis, diarrhea, and dementia; therefore, we tested theExpand
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[Frequency of diabetes mellitus and hyperglycemia in chagasic and non-chagasic women].
Medical records of > or = 40 years old female seen at University Hospital from June/93 to July/95 were submitted to a cross-sectional study. According to Chagas' disease tests, patients were dividedExpand
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Morphologic and morphometric evaluation of pancreatic islets in chronic Chagas' disease.
PURPOSE Hyperglycemia and abnormal glucose tolerance tests observed in some patients with chronic Chagas' disease suggest the possibility of morphological changes in pancreatic islets and/orExpand
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Hypophosphatemia in acute-phase response syndrome patients. Preliminary data.
BACKGROUND Hypophosphatemia is common in acutely ill patients and possibly may occur in the acute-phase response syndrome (APR), secondary to hyperglycemia and shifts of extracellular phosphorus intoExpand
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[Acute phase response and serum magnesium levels among hospitalized patients].
UNLABELLED The acute phase response (APR) is characterized by proteolysis with decreased body cell mass, hyperglycemia, body water retention and renal dysfunction, which we hypothesised could affectExpand
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Oxidative stress and acute-phase response in patients with pressure sores.
OBJECTIVE We investigated the relation between oxidative stress and the occurrence of the acute-phase response with serum ascorbic acid and alpha-tocopherol levels in patients with pressure sores. Expand
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[Prevalence of electrocardiographic abnormalities in 2,000 aged and non-aged chagasic patients].
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence of main electrocardiographic alterations in chagasic patients at University of Triângulo Mineiro Medical School, and compare such alterations between aged andExpand
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Scurvy in an alcoholic malnourished cirrhotic man with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
Decreased serum levels of vitamin C are quite common inelderly hospitalized patients (1), especially those who aremalnourished (2) or those with recent hip fractures (3).Although full-blown scurvy isExpand
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Serum lipids of pemphigus foliaceus patients on long-term glucocorticoid therapy.
Endemic pemphigus foliaceus, and long-term corticotherapy may affect serum lipid levels. The aim of this study was to compare serum lipids of pemphigus foliaceus patients on glucocorticoid therapy toExpand
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