Gilberto Szarf

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OBJECTIVES To identify an accurate and reproducible method to define myocardial infarct (MI) size, we conducted a study in a closed-chest canine model of acute myocardial infarction, in which MI size was measured using different thresholding techniques and by imaging at different delay times after contrast administration. BACKGROUND The MI size by(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of gadoliniumenhanced MRI in staging bladder cancer in a series of patients with surgically proven bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-one patients with biopsy-proven bladder cancer underwent MRI on a 1.5-T scanner with a phased-array pelvic coil. Conventional T1-weighted(More)
Patients undergoing bone marrow transplant (BMT) are at risk for infectious complications, including those of the sinus. Central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities related to the chemotherapy or radiation that the patient received for the treatment of underlying malignancy or to transplant-related effects are also commonly seen. The only effective way to(More)
BACKGROUND Computer-aided dental implant placement seems to be useful for placing implants by using a flapless approach. However, evidence supporting such applications is scarce. The aim of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of and complications that arise from the use of selective laser sintering surgical guides for flapless dental implant placement(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive and non-invasive tests have been used to identify the risk of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with chronic Chagas' heart disease (CCHD). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) using the delayed enhancement (DE) technique can be useful to select patients with global or segmentary ventricular dysfunction, with high degree of(More)
OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed at establishing the frequency of renal/perirenal and extrarenal computed tomography findings in patients with acute pyelonephritis, and evaluating the interobserver agreement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study based on the analysis of computed tomography images of 47 patients with clinical and laboratory(More)
The efficacy and safety of a 2-year treatment with deferasirox was evaluated in 31 patients with sickle cell anemia and transfusional iron overload. At 24 months, there were significant decreases from baseline in mean serum ferritin (from 2,344.6 to 1,986.3 µg/l; p = 0.040) and in mean liver iron concentration (from 13.0 ± 5.4 to 9.3 ± 5.7 mg Fe/g dry(More)