Daniel Mendes Pinto

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Two methods of administering papaveretum for relieving postoperative pain were compared in two groups of patients who had undergone cholecystectomy. In one group a loading dose of papaveretum was administered by continuous intravenous infusion (1 mg/min) until the patient could breathe deeply without undue pain. Eight times this loading dose was given as a(More)
STUDY DESIGN Single-center prospective longitudinal study. OBJECTIVE To study the (1) temporal development of muscle fatty infiltrates (MFI) in the cervical multifidi after whiplash, (2) differences in multifidi MFI between those who recover or report milder pain-related disability and those who report moderate/severe symptoms at 3 months, and (3)(More)
Introduction: Femoral pseudoaneurysms are a complication that occurs in connection with up to 8% of percutaneous procedures. Of the available treatments, ultrasound guided thrombin injection has a high success rate and is welltolerated by patients. The combination of thrombin and fibrinogen known as fibrin sealant forms a stable clot and can be used to(More)
STUDY DESIGN Descriptive. OBJECTIVE To describe upper body postures and movements that occur when an individual with visual impairment uses a cane to explore the environment while walking. BACKGROUND Previous research revealed self-reported neuromusculoskeletal problems related to cane use in individuals with visual impairments. No research, however, is(More)
Mechanical thrombectomy offers the advantage of rapid removal of venous thrombi. It allows venous obstructions to be removed and requires shorter duration of infusion of thrombolytic agents. However, aspiration of thrombi can lead to complications, particularly pulmonary embolism and hemolysis. The validity of using vena cava filters during thrombectomy in(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the short and mid-term safety and efficacy of the EPIC™ nitinol vascular stent system for the treatment of lesions located in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). METHODS From October 2010 to June 2012, 83 subjects were enrolled in a prospective, multicenter, non-randomized study designed to demonstrate(More)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a severe clinical entity characterized by the formation of thrombi in deep veins, notably in the lower limbs (80-95% of cases). DVT is the third leading cause of cardiovascular disease in the US, with approximately 200 thousand new cases per year1. In Brazil, the incidence is around 0.6 per 1,000 inhabitants/year. Three main(More)
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