Eddie Fernando Candido Murta

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The aim of this study was to verify the presence of bacterial vaginosis (BV), Candida sp, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, to determine the prevalence of tobacco use and measure vaginal pH (VpH) in pregnant women with (n = 26) and without (n = 26) human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and make comparisons between these 2 groups. HPV, C.(More)
BACKGROUND Group B Streptococcus (GBS) remains a major cause of neonatal sepsis and is also associated with invasive and noninvasive infections in pregnant women and non-pregnant adults, elderly and patients with underlying medical conditions. Ten capsular serotypes have been recognized, and determination of their distribution within a specific population(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the findings of malignant neoplasms after hysterectomy for benign conditions. METHODS A retrospective study from January 1987 to December 2008 was conducted. We analyzed all simple hysterectomies with or without salpingo-oophorectomy for benign conditions (leiomyoma). Incomplete dossiers of patients or cases with uncertain clinical(More)
Several studies have suggested that patients with cervical intraepithelial and invasive neoplasia have reduced levels of Th1 cytokines, and increased levels of Th2 cytokines. Thus, the aim of this study was to delineate the immunological profile associated with lesion progression. Biopsies were obtained from 28 patients with low grade cervical(More)
A 24-year-old woman came to the emergency room with a history of diffuse abdominal pain in the form of colic, nausea, vomiting and intestinal constipation. Clinical and ultrasound findings suggested intestinal obstruction due to foreign body. She had been submitted to a cesarean section 4 months previously at another hospital. At laparotomy, a ileum loop(More)
To identify risk factors associated with recurrence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) following loop electrosurgical excision procedures in women with and without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A total of 33 patients with recurrent CIN and 105 without recurrence were contrasted using a nested case–control design. The patients were enrolled(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND There is an enhanced immune response in patients with breast cancer after the use of chemotherapy. The objective of this study was therefore to investigate alterations in the number of peripheral lymphocytes in patients with breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NC) and the relationship with prognosis. METHODS Thirty women were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the local immune response in patients with bacterial vaginosis (BV) and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), as assessed by cytokine and nitric oxide (NO) concentrations. STUDY DESIGN Patients attending for routine gynaecological examination were prospectively enrolled in groups: BV (n=25) diagnosed by clinical criteria, CIN(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Pap smears are the most common and inexpensive screening method for cervical cancer. We analyzed micronucleus prevalence in exfoliated cervical mucosa cells, to investigate associations between increased numbers of micronuclei and risk factors for cervical cancer. DESIGN AND SETTING Analytical cross-sectional study, at Instituto de(More)
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of LEEP and cold-knife conization on the outcome of subsequent pregnancy in a tertiary public hospital. METHODS One hundred and ninety-nine patients met the inclusion criteria (age between 18 and 45 years old). Cold-knife conization, LEEP, and both (conization and LEEP) were(More)