Fábio Batista

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BACKGROUND Plantar forefoot ulcers in individuals with diabetes often lead to deep infection and lower extremity amputation. Increasing evidence suggests that the process is initiated by increased passive stiffness within the gastrocnemius-soleus musculotendinous unit. The goal of this investigation was to perform ultrasound examination of the Achilles(More)
Complications of diabetes mellitus constitute the most common indications for hospitalization and non-traumatic amputations in the USA. The most important risk factors for the development of diabetic foot ulcerations include the presence of peripheral neuropathy, vasculopathy, limited joint mobility, and pre-existing foot deformities. In our study, 500(More)
BACKGROUND Bone-bridging (arthrodesis of the distal tibia and fibula) at the time of transtibial amputation is a controversial operative technique that is anecdotally reported to improve the weightbearing capacity of the residual limb and to decrease residual limb discomfort. METHODS Thirty-two consecutive patients with multiple diagnoses had transtibial(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the diffusion capacity of calcium hydroxide pastes with different vehicles through dentinal tubules. The study was conducted on 60 extracted single-rooted human teeth whose crowns had been removed. The root canals were instrumented and divided into 4 groups according to the vehicle of the calcium hydroxide paste: Group I -(More)
BACKGROUND Foot-specific patient education is an essential element of a health system diabetic foot program. Foot-specific patient education must be individualized, because of cognitive deficits in individuals with long-standing diabetes. METHODS Two hundred and two consecutive patients attending diabetic foot specialty clinics were asked to provide(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this investigation was to determine if cutaneous thermal sensitivity could be used as a discriminator of peripheral neuropathy in diabetic subjects who were sensate to the Semmes-Weinstein 5.07 monofilament. METHODS Sixty adult subjects were separated into two groups. The control group (A) was composed of 30 young healthy(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid fistula caused by head trauma is a potentially dangerous problem and precise localization and radical treatment are necessary. We present a case of a patient with Panfacial fracture caused by a motorcycle accident, resulting in a cerebrospinal fluid leakage. The correct diagnosis was realized by computed tomography and auxiliary tests.(More)
The aim of this work is to develop an application for Android able to classifying urban sounds in a real life context. It also enables the collection and classification of new sounds. To train our classifier we use the UrbanSound8K data set available online. We have used a hybrid approach to obtain features, by combining SAX-based multiresolution motif(More)
Diabetes mellitus can cause devastating foot problems including loss of protective sensation with subsequent ulcerations and amputations. The natural history and pathophysiology of diabetic foot ulcers is best understood and managed by a multiprofessional team approach. The main factors for prevention and treatment of these devastating diabetic foot(More)
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