Graciliano José França

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BACKGROUND The incidence of deep venous thrombosis is 0.6/1000 habitants and when symptomatic its diagnosis by duplex scan has 100% sensitivity and 98% specificity. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the findings of the duplex scan in patients with clinical suspicion of deep venous thrombosis. METHODS 239 consecutive outpatients (59.2 +/-(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the findings and evaluate appropriateness of a carotid artery study including the measurement of IMT, the presence of atherosclerotic plaque, and their correlation with cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS 555 patients (220 men; 67.06 +/- 12.44 years) were included in the study. 120 patients (21.62%) presented carotid plaque: 108(More)
Background: Symptoms and clinical signs suggestive of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are common but may have numerous possible causes. Objectives: 1) To identify the most frequent clinical symptoms and correlate them with duplex ultrasound scan (DS) findings; 2) to identify high-risk clinical conditions for DVT; and 3) to evaluate time since the onset of(More)
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