Elizabeth de Francesco Daher

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We performed a retrospective study of 164 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with disseminated histoplasmosis to identify the risk factors for death. Death occurred in 32% of the cases. Univariate analysis identified the following risk factors: diarrhea (odds ratio [OR] = 3.9, P = 0.001), neurologic manifestations (OR = 5.8, ; P = 0.001),(More)
BACKGROUND Renal involvement in Schistosoma mansoni infection is not well studied. The aim of this study is to investigate the occurrence of renal abnormalities in patients with hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HSS), especially renal tubular disorders. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study with 20 consecutive patients with HSS followed in a medical center(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to analyze mental health, nutritional status, and physical activity in psychiatry residents. METHODS Sixty-two residents were invited and 59 participated (95.2% response). Depressive, anxious, and social phobic symptoms; alcohol use; and nicotine dependence were measured. Body mass index and lifestyle were also evaluated. (More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to investigate predictive factors for intensive care unit (ICU) admission among patients with severe leptospirosis. METHODS This is a retrospective study with all patients with severe leptospirosis admitted to a tertiary hospital. Patients were divided in ICU and ward groups. Demographical, clinical and laboratory data(More)
OBJECTIVE Medical residency programs are traditionally known for long working hours, which can be associated with a poor quality of sleep and daytime sleepiness. However, few studies have focused on this theme. Our objective was to investigate sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, and their relation with anxiety, social phobia, and depressive symptoms. (More)
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