Denise Duprat Neves

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This study developed a predictive model to identify pleural tuberculosis. A consecutive cases study of patients investigating the cause of pleural effusion, in an area of high prevalence of tuberculosis (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Clinical and laboratory variables were compared among patients with tuberculosis (TB) and without tuberculosis (NTB), individually(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate Brazilian studies by summarizing the accuracy of adenosine deaminase in the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis, with the objective of lending support to the movement to make the test part of the routine investigation of pleural effusions. METHODS A search for Brazilian studies related to the determination of adenosine deaminase levels(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the respiratory function parameters that help in the accurate diagnosis of asthma and COPD. We studied 20 asthma and 30 COPD patients who underwent lung function tests including spirometry and plethysmography both with bronchodilator test and diffusion with carbon monoxide (DLCO). The tests were performed according to(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by recurrent episodes of partial or complete collapse of the pharynx that result in a decrease in oxyhemoglobin saturation. Nasofibrolaryngoscopy under induced sleep is a promising alternative for identifying sites of upper airway obstruction in patients with OSA. This study aimed to compare the obstruction(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate anatomical and functional changes of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx to the severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of 66 patients of both genders, aged between 21 and 59 years old with complaints of snoring and / or apnea. All underwent full clinical evaluation,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The relationship among obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), body mass index (BMI), and testosterone levels has long been suggested. Obese men have shown a negative correlation between testosterone level and sleep apnea severity. Yet, little is known about the association between testosterone levels and sleep apnea in men who are not obese. This(More)
INTRODUCTION In Rio de Janeiro, in almost half of the cases of pleural tuberculosis (PT) treatment begins without substantiation of diagnosis. We examined variables associated with this disease. METHOD We studied 215 consecutive patients; 104 had tuberculosis (TB) and 111 did not (NTB): 41 neoplasms, 29 transudates, 28 para-pneumonic and 13 other(More)
classification [3]. BIS has been shown to be a relevant parameter in the orientation of the depth of sedation with propofol by target controlled infusion technique, avoiding deep sedations and severe desaturations. The mean of lowest oxygen saturation values was higher in DISE (85%) than in PSG (78%). The 2014 European position paper [4] in relation with(More)
The high activity antiretroviral treatment (HAART) induces the restoration of the number and function of CD4+ T lymphocytes and is changing the landscape of tuberculosis in patients HIV-infected. The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical, radiographic features and evolution of these patients and compare to the results obtained in a previous(More)
The purpose of this study was to measure airway responsiveness in patients with sarcoidosis using bronchoprovocation test with methacholine (BPT) in comparison to roentgenographic findings, respiratory symptoms, activity and duration of the disease. There were 17 patients with Sarcoidosis, 20 asthmatics and 21 assymptomatics. We used the tidal breathing(More)