Darcy de Oliveira Ilha

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The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic value (clinical application) of brain measures and cognitive function. Alzheimer and multi-infarct patients (N = 30) and normal subjects over the age of 50 (N = 40) were submitted to a medical, neurological and cognitive investigation. The cognitive tests applied were Mini-Mental, word(More)
BACKGROUND Transjugular liver biopsy is an alternative procedure for patients who present contraindications to standard percutaneous procedure. AIM To compare the rate of histological diagnosis obtained on transjugular liver biopsy with an automated trucut needle and with a modified Ross needle. PATIENTS / METHOD: Eighty-five patients with suspicion of(More)
A prospective cohort study of adult patients hospitalized due to community-acquired pneumonia was carried out for 1 year in a Brazilian university general hospital to detect the incidence of community-acquired pneumonia by Legionella pneumophila serogroups 1-6. During a whole year, a total of 645 consecutive patients who were hospitalized due to a initial(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus is endemic in Rio Grande do Sul, the most southern state of Brazil, where the incidence reaches 27 out of 100,000 inhabitants per year. Palliative treatments, surgical or nonsurgical, impose lower mortality and lower costs. The choice of the best treatment for each patient depends on the neoplasia staging, and the(More)
As there was not any data on Chlamydia pneumoniae (TWAR) infections in Brazil so far, a prospective cohort study of adult patients hospitalized due to CAP was carried out for one year in a Brazilian university general hospital to detect the incidence of CAP by Chlamydophila pneumoniae (TWAR) for one year. During a whole year 645 consecutive patients(More)
PURPOSE This work aimed at introducing the transjugular liver biopsy technique oriented by radiologic methods in our hospitals. This technique is indicated for obtaining histopathologic diagnosis in patients clinically and laboratory suspected of having chronic liver disease with contraindications to percutaneous liver biopsy. METHODS Liver biopsy was(More)
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