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[Iron status, malnutrition and acute phase response in HIV-positive patients].
Nutritional status and some iron metabolism parameters of acute phase response (APR) positive and APR-negative AIDS patients were studied. Twenty-nine AIDS patients were submitted to 24h food intakeExpand
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Frequency of metabolic syndrome and the food intake patterns in adults living in a rural area of Brazil.
INTRODUCTION Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a risk factor for atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease, is related to an inadequate food intake pattern. Its incidence is increasing among BrazilianExpand
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Heart weight and heart weight/body weight coefficient in malnourished adults.
OBJECTIVE To compare the heart weight and the heart weight/body weight coefficient of adults with and without chronic malnutrition. METHODS In an initial case series of 210 autopsies performed inExpand
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Is an increased body mass index associated with a risk of cutaneous leishmaniasis?
All adults (n = 334) living in Brejo do Mutambal, an endemic area for cutaneous leishmaniasis, were included in this study. Contrary to our initial hypothesis, it was observed that men (23.7 +/- 3.2Expand
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Analysis of serum and supplemented vitamin C and oxidative stress in HIV-infected children and adolescents.
OBJECTIVES To assess adequacy of vitamin C intake in HIV-infected children and adolescents; to evaluate serum levels of vitamin C and indicators of oxidative stress; to compare with the uninfectedExpand
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Oral drug administration by enteral tube in adults at a tertiary teaching hospital
Summary Background & aims Despite potential risks, the practice of giving oral drugs by enteral tube seems to be common in hospitals around the world. The aims of this study were to describe theExpand
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Serum levels assessment of vitamin A, E, C, B2 and carotenoids in malnourished and non-malnourished hospitalized elderly patients.
AIMS & METHODS Serum levels of vitamins A, E, C, B2 and carotenoids were determined in protein-energy malnourished (PEM, with body mass index, BMI<18.5 kg/m2) and non-PEM (BMI+/-18.5 kg/m2)Expand
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Hyponatremia in acute-phase response syndrome patients in general surgical wards.
Background: In surgical patients, hypoalbuminemia may occur as a component of acute-phase response (APR) syndrome, which we hypothesized could decrease serum sodium levels.
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Prolonged QTc intervals on the electrocardiograms of hospitalized malnourished adults.
We investigated whether hospitalized malnourished adults would have longer QTc intervals on their electrocardiograms (ECGs) than non-malnourished adults. Seventy-five consecutive adults hospitalizedExpand
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Scurvy in a patient with AIDS: case report.
We report the case of a 35-year-old homeless alcoholic and illicit drug user, with AIDS, who was admitted to the emergency unit complaining of asthenia and a weight loss of 30 kg over the precedingExpand
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