Fernando Roberte Zanetti

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PURPOSE To compare the effects of preoperative use of topical anti-inflammatory prednisolone acetate, ketorolac tromethamine, nepafenac and placebo, on the maintenance of intraoperative mydriasis during cataract surgery. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS This single-center, masked, randomized clinical study comprised 140 patients(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether the lower pole of the spleen grows after subtotal splenectomy following ligature of major spleen blood vessels. METHODS Thirty-nine Wistar rats (328.8 +/- 27.8 g) submitted to subtotal splenectomy with preservation of the lower splenic pole were divided into two groups: group 1 (control, n=20), immediate removal of the lower(More)
Patients with advanced NPC and tumour relapses were efficiently treated with recombined gamma-interferon in some instances. The authors report on two selected cases with elevated EBV titres who belonged to the "high-risk group" and had an unfavourable prognosis. Both patients were treated with gamma-interferon over a period of 6 months and the EBV titres(More)
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a granulomatous and infiltrative disorder of unknown etiology with proliferation of cholesterol-containing histiocytes and peculiar bone involvement. It is very similar to Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) on histology but with a different immunohistochemical profile. This is the first report of intraocular involvement in(More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of topical ketorolac tromethamine in preventing cystoid macular edema (CME) after uncomplicated cataract surgery. METHODS This single-center, prospective, double-masked, randomized clinical trial consisted of 81 patients who were scheduled for cataract surgery. Patients were randomized to receive hypromellose/dextran 70(More)
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