Diogo Mattos Mayer

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OBJECTIVE To check the respiratory muscle strength in cardiac surgery and the relationship with the postoperative pulmonary complications. METHODS Sixty-tree adult's patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery were enrolled in this study. In the day of the surgery all patients did the respiratory muscle strength test. In the postoperative a(More)
A 71-year-old woman presented with altered level of consciousness following episodes of diarrhea and abdominal pain. Shigella sonnei was later cultured from her stool. Although neurological complications, primarily seizures, have been reported sequelae in children afflicted shigellosis, there are only rare cases of encephalopathy in affected adults. A brief(More)
BACKGROUND Patients often have discomfort, especially back pain, after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty because they must stay relatively flat while the sheath remains in the femoral vessel after the procedure. Flexible sheaths are now available, allowing the head of the bed to be raised to 60 degrees during this period of bed rest. (More)
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