Fábio Carmona

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PURPOSE To evaluate the growth of children after repair of Tetralogy of Fallot, as well as the influence of residual lesions and socio-economic status. METHODS A total of 17 children, including 10 boys with a median age of 16 months at surgery, were enrolled in a retrospective cohort, in a tertiary care university hospital. Anthropometric (as z-scores),(More)
AIM To evaluate whether the ventricular septal defect (VSD) size, along with the degree of preoperative growth impairment and age at repair, may influence postoperative growth, and if VSD size can be useful to identify children at risk for preoperative failure to thrive. METHODS Sixty-eight children submitted to VSD repair in a Brazilian tertiary-care(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether perioperative serum levels of oxidative stress markers, thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), and carbonyl moieties are associated with outcomes in children after heart surgery. BACKGROUND Oxidative stress markers are increased following heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and can play a role in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of oral hygiene with 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate on the incidence of nosocomial pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in children undergoing cardiac surgery. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at a tertiary care hospital. (More)
Men have been using herbal medicines for thousands of years. The advantages of this type of therapeutics include good availability, local cultural aspects, individual preferences, the increasing demand for natural and organic products, and the already validated synergistic effects of herbal medicines. However, ethically, the scope and limits of these drugs(More)
The objective of this paper was to describe the outcomes in patients submitted to arterial switch operation and to analyze the predictors of in-hospital mortality and further need of re-operation at a single-center institution. Between September 1995 and January 2014, 128 consecutive arterial switch operations were performed. Surgical mortality during this(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate if the hemostatic high-dose aprotinin seems to reduce the inflammatory process after extracorporeal circulation (ECC) in children. METHODS A prospective randomized study was conducted on children aged 30 days to 4 years submitted to correction of acyanogenic congenital heart disease with ECC and divided into two groups: Control (n=9)(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the tolerance and safety of an alveolar recruitment manoeuvre performed in the immediate postoperative period of corrective open heart surgery in children with congenital heart disease associated with excessive pulmonary blood flow and pulmonary arterial hypertension due to left-to-right shunt. METHODS Ten infants aged 1-24 months with(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Eclipta prostrata (L.) L. (Asteraceae) has been used in Brazilian traditional medicine to treat asthma and other respiratory illnesses. AIMS OF THE STUDY To investigate the effects of different doses of a standardized extract of E. prostrata using a murine model of allergen induced asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Balb/c mice(More)
BACKGROUND There is no universally accepted and effective prophylaxis of migraine headache episodes. We aimed to investigate the effects of Lippia alba (Mill.) N. E. Brown (chemotype geranial-carvenone) in the treatment of migraine patients. METHODS Twenty-one women were enrolled in a prospective, phase 2, non-controlled cohort study to orally receive(More)