Francisco Mogadouro da Cunha

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the importance of providing guidelines to patients via active telephone calls for blood pressure control and for preventing the discontinuation of treatment among hypertensive patients. INTRODUCTION Many reasons exist for non-adherence to medical regimens, and one of the strategies employed to improve treatment compliance is the use(More)
A type-specific serological survey among 1042 random nonneurological outpatients in two cities in the state of Ceara (northeastern Brazil) shows a low prevalence of HTLV-I (0.34% in Fortaleza; 0.44% in Crato) and of HTLV-II (0.34% in Fortaleza; 0% in Crato). Among 62 chronic myelopathic patients seen in Fortaleza 27 patients were found with clinical(More)
We report on the clinical characteristics of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in Fortaleza (Northeastern Brazil). For this, we analyzed retrospectively (from 1980 to 1999) 78 cases of ALS from the Service of Neurology of the University Hospital of Fortaleza diagnosed clinically and laboratorially (EMG, muscle biopsy, myelography, blood biochemistry,(More)
We describe two cases of infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy, which is a rare, neurodegenerative disease, with autosomal recessive inheritance. The first case was an 8 year old boy, with arrested motor and mental development, ataxia and muscle weakness. On physical examination there was horizontal and vertical nystagmus, optic disc atrophy, hypotonia; deep(More)
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