Fabrícia Escobar

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White blood cell (WBC) count has been shown as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Decreased insulin sensitivity has been suggested as the link between these two entities. Our aim was to study the potential relation between insulin sensitivity and WBC count in patients with coronary artery disease. In order to assess insulin sensitivity, we performed(More)
Hypertension is associated with insulin resistance and dyslipidemia in a syndrome named X. Epidemiologic evidence also supports a link between hyperinsulinemia and blood pressure (BP), independent of obesity and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. To assess the possible role of insulin receptors in this syndrome, we studied insulin binding by(More)
Cysts of epithelial bodies are rare causes of hyperparathyroidism. Reported in this paper are 2 patients with clinical symptoms of hyperparathyroidism, high blood calcium levels and established hormones in their epithelial bodies. Cysts of epithelial bodies were diagnosed by means of angiography, computed tomography, and sonography. Various aetiological(More)
Penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma presents a difficult diagnostic dilemma. Violation of the diaphragm may be very difficult to establish. Conventional diagnostic procedures such as chest radiography, computed tomography, and diagnostic peritoneal lavage have been shown to be unreliable. Mandatory exploratory celiotomy carries a 20%-30% negative rate.(More)
Cerebral palsy is a permanent and non-progressive brain damage due to various causes affecting a child from the intrauterine life up to the first two years of life. Its most common cause is neonatal hypoxic encephalopathy. The cerebral damage is diffuse so that it is commonly associated with epilepsy, mental retardation, dysarthria, hearing loss and(More)
BACKGROUND Higher intake of dietary fiber is associated with lower risk of coronary heart disease, the leading cause of mortality among people with type 1 diabetes. The protective effect includes the anti-inflammatory properties of some foods. Population-based studies have shown an inverse association between some nutritional habits and high sensitive(More)