Fatima Cristiane Lopes Goularte Farhat

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BACKGROUND In 1957, Tunisia introduced 117 species of Eucalyptus; they have been used as fire wood, for the production of mine wood and to fight erosion. Actually, Eucalyptus essential oil is traditionally used to treat respiratory tract disorders such as pharyngitis, bronchitis, and sinusitis. A few investigations were reported on the biological activities(More)
AIMS JAK2 V617F mutation is gaining more acceptance in laboratory testing as part of the differential diagnosis work-up of myeloproliferative disorders (MPD). This report is the first of its kind from Lebanon that analyzes the distribution of this mutation among a series of referred cases to a major tertiary referral center. METHODS Real-time polymerase(More)
BACKGROUND Pleth variability index (PVI) is a new algorithm allowing automated and continuous monitoring of respiratory variations in the pulse oximetry plethysmographic waveform amplitude. PVI can predict fluid responsiveness noninvasively in mechanically ventilated patients during general anesthesia. We hypothesized that PVI could predict the hemodynamic(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of gastric tumor is generally poor because most tumors are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Chemotherapy has a proven palliative role in advanced gastric cancer and several combination regimens were explored in the last 10 yr. Nevertheless, none of them showed a convincing improvement resulting in an enhancement of response rate and(More)
BACKGROUND Part of the myocardial damage occurring during cardiac surgery is a consequence of reperfusion injury. Cyclosporine, a potent inhibitor of the opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore, attenuates reperfusion injury in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. This study investigated whether the(More)
In this prospective study involving 125 patients, we analyzed epidural analgesia failure after major abdominal surgery using computed tomography (CT) epidurographies to compare the incidence of dislodgement of epidural catheters and leakage of solution from the epidural space between two groups of patients: patients with successful or failed epidural(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of three different minimally invasive surgical techniques for left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG): Port-Access surgery (PA-CABG), minimally invasive direct CABG (MIDCAB) and off-pump totally endoscopic CABG (TECAB). METHODS Over a decade,(More)
BACKGROUND Different types of analgesia have been proposed for the prevention of postoperative respiratory complications. The aim of this prospective, double-blind randomized study was to compare the impact of epidural bupivacaine and opioids versus parenteral opioids on respiratory complications in patients who had undergone major abdominal surgery. (More)
OBJECTIVE Advanced pancreatic carcinoma (APC) has a poor prognosis and chemotherapy remains the most common approach. Gemcitabine was the only drug recently approved for use as single agent therapy in APC. However, the combination of oxaliplatin and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) has shown some promising results. This phase II trial was conducted to investigate the(More)
To evaluate the response rate of the combination of capecitabine (C) and vinorelbine (V) followed by Docetaxel (D) in the 1st line treatment of advanced and metastatic breast cancer patients. Patients with measurable disease and no prior chemotherapy in advanced disease were eligible. Pts received V 25 mg/m2 on day 1 and 8 in combination with C 825 mg/m2(More)