Fabrícia Escobar

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The location of stenoses within an access may influence the diagnostic value of access monitoring tests. Whereas decreasing access flow (QACC) should occur with both venous outlet stenoses and strictures within the body of the access, normalized intra-access venous pressure (vPIA/MAP) depends on location of the venous needle relative to the lesion. The(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)
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)
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)
Access flow (QACC) is a major determinant of patency. Access recirculation (AR > 2%), normalized venous intra-access pressure (vPIA/MAP), and QACC are used to detect access dysfunction. We compared these three measures of access function (ultrasound dilution to measure AR and QACC). A total of 779 measurements were performed on 58 arteriovenous fistulas(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)
A 40 year old female presented with secondary glaucoma and loss of vision due to anterior pole metastasis of breast carcinoma. Trabeculectomy was performed after chemotherapy failed to control the uveal metastases. Ocular pressure control was obtained post-surgically and resulted in excellent visual rehabilitation during the next ten months prior to her(More)