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Anastácio de Queiroz Sousa, F. Roberto Neves Solon, J. Eloy da Costa Filho and F. Heli Cavalcante Lima São José Hospital; Centre of Tropical Medicine of Federal University of Ceará; Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. E-mail: aqsousa@ufc.br This is a 26-year-old man, admitted to the hospital because of severe headache and generalized seizures of 8 day duration, with an(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cardiac surgery may account for long term complications as depression. Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) is a reliable 30-item questionnaire for assessing depressive symptoms in several populations. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of depression after open-heart valve replacement surgery in a(More)
Energy can be considered both a resource and carbon intensive sector with the potential to promote adverse effects. One of these is climate change that distresses multiple dimensions of sustainability both on developed and emerging countries. Therefore, efforts to achieve energy sustainability should strive for emission reductions that promote impact(More)
Percutaneous retrograde aortic valve replacement is an alternative to conventional surgery in high risk patients. We report the anesthetic strategies in our first year of experience with this technique. We have retrospectively reviewed the medical files of the first 15 patients submitted to percutaneous retrograde aortic valve implantation. Sedation was the(More)
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA or Bland-White-Garland Syndrome) is a rare congenital heart abnormality with a high mortality in the first year of life. It's manifestation in adulthood is even rarer and it may be an important cause of sudden cardiac death. We report a case of a young female who survived from a(More)
BACKGROUD Although in some studies intraoperative processed EEG monitoring has shown advantages such as less use of hypnotic drugs and decrease duration of both anesthetic emergency and recovery times, there is controversy on the incidence of awareness. It has not been demonstrated that this type of monitoring interferes with length of hospital stay,(More)
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the standard treatment for patients with severe aortic stenosis and unacceptable surgical risk. These are usually elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. We report the case of a 20-year-old man with mandibuloacral dysplasia, an extremely rare premature ageing syndrome, and severe symptomatic aortic(More)
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