Edson Braga Lameu

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Contraction of the adductor pollicis muscle after electrical stimulation (electromyogram) or dynamometry (hand-grip tests) has been evaluated in a variety of clinical conditions as a parameter to assess nutritional status. However, adductor pollicis muscle thickness has not been investigated as an anthropometric parameter. RECENT(More)
PURPOSE To measure the thickness of adductor pollicis muscle in healthy adults. This measurement will be used as a nutritional anthropometric parameter in further studies. SUBJECTS AND METHOD Four hundred and twenty-one healthy adults were studied, 209 men and 212 women, with ages ranging from 18 to 87 years, living in Rio de Janeiro. The adductor(More)
Malnourished patients with gastrointestinal tumours are at risk for postoperative complications and death. The aim of this study was to determine which nutritional assessment method better predicts outcome. Seventy-four patients, 45 men and 29 women; mean (SD) age of 63 (102) yr (range = 34 to 83), undergoing surgical resections for esophageal (n = 19)(More)
INTRODUCTION Critical patients present systemic inflammatory process that can be followed by decrease in plasma concentrations of antioxidant vitamins. OBJECTIVE [corrected] The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the supplementation of antioxidant vitamins in critical patients and their relation with lipid peroxidation. METHODS 23 patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Sepsis is one of the main causes of mortality in patients in Intensive Care Units. As a result of the systemic inflammatory response and of the decrease of the aerobic metabolism in sepsis, the oxidative stress occurs. Vitamin A is recognized by the favorable effect that it exerts on the immune response to infections and antioxidant action. (More)
OBJECTIVE patients suffering systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) constitute a group susceptible to elevated levels of oxidative stress. This study's aim is to evaluate the state of oxidative stress and levels of serum retinol and β-carotene in these patients. METHODS forty-six patients were divided into 2 groups: those those without diet (G1;(More)
OBJECTIVES to determine the nutritional evaluation method that best predicts mortality in 90 days of patients submitted to gastrectomy for gastric cancer. METHODS we conducted a prospective study with 44 patients with gastric cancer, stages II to IIIa, of whom nine were submitted to partial gastrectomy, 34 to total gastrectomy, and one to(More)
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