Daniela Linhares

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Synovial cysts of the cervical spine are rare. These lesions have been associated with other spinal conditions as osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis, and disc degeneration, with authors postulating a possible link with segmental spinal instability. This study aims to describe an atypically presenting case of a cervical synovial cyst. A 65-year-old man(More)
The prevalence of human T lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibodies was evaluated in Brazil among 116 aboriginal Indians living in a pre-Amazonian region, and in 44 patients with haematological malignant disorders being treated in Rio de Janeiro. Screening for the presence of antibodies to HIV was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Atopy and rhinitis are among the factors affecting exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) values and may contribute to difficulties in the clinical interpretation of FeNO measurements. However, data assessing their effects on FeNO values had never been summarized. This review aims to evaluate the effect of atopy and rhinitis in FeNO values in otherwise(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the prevalence, risk factors, and transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in a nontransfused population, particularly in developing countries. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS To investigate the association between HCV seropositivity and some demographic variables, a case-control study was conducted on 138 seropositive donors(More)
The prevalence of antibodies to HTLV-I and HIV-I in Brazil was determined by testing sera from: (a) 119 members of an isolated Amazonian community of African origin; (b) 100 voluntary blood donors in Rio de Janeiro; (c) 215 patients treated at the Hematology Service, National Cancer Institute, Rio de Janeiro, and (d) 44 Cebus apella New World monkeys,(More)
Thermoelectric power-plant workers are constantly exposed to high levels of potentially genotoxic gaseous substances, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the combustion of fuel oil or the processing of naphtha. The aim of the present study was to estimate the association between such occupational exposure and the frequency of micronucleated cells(More)
BACKGROUND Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test for Children (CARATKids) is the first questionnaire that assesses simultaneously allergic rhinitis and asthma control in children. It was recently developed, but redundancy of questions and its psychometric properties were not assessed. This study aimed to (i) establish the final version of the(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis and asthma (ARA) are chronic inflammatory diseases of the airways that often coexist in children. The only tool to assess the ARA control, the Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CARAT) is to be used by adults. We aimed to develop the Pediatric version of Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CARATkids) and to(More)