Farid Mattar

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OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to identify risk factors associated with adverse maternal outcome in pregnancies complicated by eclampsia. STUDY DESIGN This was a descriptive study of 399 consecutive women with eclampsia whose cases were managed at one perinatal center between August 1977 and July 1998. Data were collected. Risk factors studied(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize predictors of neonatal outcome in women with severe preeclampsia or eclampsia who were delivered of their infants preterm. STUDY DESIGN We performed a retrospective analysis of 195 pregnancies delivered between 24 and 33 weeks' gestation because of severe preeclampsia or eclampsia. Multiple logistic regression and(More)
Preeclampsia is a multisystem disorder of unknown cause. Efforts to prevent the disease or reduce its incidence have utilized pharmacological intervention as well as dietary supplementation. Recent, large, randomized trials have not shown a benefit from the use of aspirin. Calcium supplementation has also been studied extensively and found to be similarly(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine clinical and pathological features with seizures associated brain tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a retrospective study through of an Epilepsy Program Protocol where we studied fifty patients admitted at Hospital Universitário Cajuru of Curitiba, Brazil, in 1996-1997. RESULTS We studied 36 males and 14 females, aged 6 and 81(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to characterize the clinical presentation, etiology, and acute and subsequent outcomes of postpartum stroke. STUDY DESIGN This 20-year, single-center, retrospective review included 20 women without previous neurologic deficit with clinical and neuroimaging diagnoses of postpartum stroke. RESULTS Eight of 20 women(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize the presentation, recurrence, and outcome of venous thromboembolism during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN We performed a 12-year, single-center, retrospective review of 38 patients with venous thromboembolism during pregnancy. The independent variables were subjected to univariate analysis (unpaired t test for normally(More)
OBJECTIVES Quantitative Fluorescent PCR (QF-PCR) is a simpler and faster method of detecting common chromosomal abnormalities when compared to cytogenetic analysis. The aim of our study is to investigate the applicability of this methodology in a population where consanguineous marriages are common and to estimate the heterozygous frequency of the PCR(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to characterize the clinical presentation or laboratory variables predictive of either abruptio placentae or eclampsia in women with severe preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN Prospective collection of perinatal data from 445 consecutively managed women with severe preeclampsia and eclampsia. Univariate analysis was used to determine(More)
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