Elba Rodrigues

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The effect of acarbose, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, on glycaemic control, was compared with placebo in a double-blind, randomised, group comparison study during 16 weeks in 20 non-obese non-insulin dependent diabetic patients in whom sulphonylurea treatment had been withdrawn. There was significant deterioration in glycaemic control as assessed by HbA1(More)
BACKGROUND Sympathetic overactivity resulting from perioperative noxious stimuli elicits hyperdynamic cardiovascular responses that may lead to myocardial ischemia and/or ventricular arrhythmia, especially in patients presenting with coronary artery disease. In the present study we investigated the cardioprotective effects of clinically relevant doses of(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate skin capillary density and recruitment of the upper and lower extremities of patients with type 1 diabetes under chronic treatment without clinical manifestations of diabetes-related complications. This cross-sectional observational study included 59 (27.1+/-10.6 years) consecutive outpatients with type 1(More)
Obesity is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We hypothesized that microvascular function may be impaired in obese subjects with metabolic syndrome (OB-MetSnd) compared to obese subjects without MetSnd (OB) and healthy subjects (HS). In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated skin capillary density (SCD) in OB-MetSnd (n=20,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether a specialist cardiac nurse would improve delay to thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction (MI). SUBJECTS Patients presenting with chest pain to a district general hospital. METHOD Comparison of: a) door-to-needle times of patients with 'definite' MI when the nurse was on and off duty (15 months) and prior to her(More)
INTRODUCTION The first manifestations of Becker's muscular dystrophy usually occur during childhood, as Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, a related disease. However, clinical presentation is usually more heterogeneous and less severe. CASE REPORT We report a 54-year-old man who presented with a late onset of Becker's muscular dystrophy, and review 12(More)
New biological knowledge and new diagnostic tools for breast cancer diagnosis may have an important impact on the strategies followed by oncologists in breast cancer management. So far, it has not been possible to label a nucleotide or its precursor with technetium-99m (99mTc) for use in in vivo studies. In this paper, we report the labelling of a(More)
The present study was designed to study skin capillary density and recruitment of the upper and lower extremities in patients with type 1 diabetes with vascular complications, when compared to patients without complications and healthy subjects. We used intravital video-microscopy to measure basal and maximal (during venous congestion) skin capillary(More)
Based on the study of 25 cases, the authors recall the frequency and pathogeny of these lesions, specifying the surgical technique and presenting their results. The risks of this surgery lie in the ever possible impairment of the facial nerve and labyrinthization on treble frequencies (2 cases). The incidents are tympanic perforation (1 case) and the(More)