Fernando Aires Duarte

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We report the association a multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord tumour and intracranial tumor in a 63 years-old female patient with a 10 years history of relapsing/remitting MS. Symptoms usually remitted in response to costicosteroid therapy. In 1997 the patient presented with paraparesis and paresis of right arm which did not respond to corticotherapy. A(More)
This study examined the effects of inorganic mercury exposure on behavioral and biochemical parameters and investigated the possible preventive effects of zinc on the alterations induced by mercury. Pups were exposed from 3rd to 7th postnatal day to ZnCl2 (27 mg/kg/day, s.c.) and subsequently to HgCl2 (5 doses of 5 mg/kg/day, s.c.). Each litter contained(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe a new technique for removing the distal fragments of broken intramedullary femoral nails without disturbing the nonunion site. METHODS This technique involves the application of an AO distractor prior to the removal of the nail fragments, with subsequent removal of the proximal nail fragment in an anterograde fashion and removal of(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the results of medium-term follow-up after deploying Arthrosurface-HemiCap((r)) in patients with diagnosis of Hállux Rigidus (HR). METHOD Eleven patients underwent partial Arthroplasty of the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint. Six women and five men with an average age 51.9 years (46 to 58 years) and average postoperative follow-up of(More)
Report of an unusual case of myopathy in an HIV infected patient, responsive only to the immunosuppressor drug methotrexate. The patient was a 39 year old homosexual male with no past history of HIV-related manifestations. One month prior to admission he noticed that his left thigh was swollen and painful. Two weeks later both arms became enlarged and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the correlation between radiographic parameters and functional assessments of patients with osteoarthritis of the shoulder who underwent shoulder arthroplasty and to describe the functional outcomes of this procedure in our institution. METHODS We evaluated 21 patients (22 shoulders) who underwent shoulder arthroplasty between 1998(More)
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