Gustavo Borges Barbirato

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of monitoring the autologous mononuclear bone marrow (ABMMN) cells implanted into the brain after acute ischemic stroke by the technique of labeling with Tc-99m-HMPAO. CASE REPORT A 37-year-old man presented with aphasia, right-side hypoesthesia, and right homonymous hemianopsia after an acute ischemic stroke of the(More)
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the second most common cause of dementia. The diagnosis of DLB is particularly important because these patients show good response to cholinesterase inhibitors. Clinical and neuroimaging criteria for DLB have not been acceptable for predictive accuracy. We report a case of progressive dementia in which the differentiation(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic value of stress myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) applied to patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS Retrospective study. Patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) admitted into the chest pain unit (CPU) from December 2002 to April 2004, after exclusion of acute myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND Autonomic alterations in heart failure are associated with an increase in morbimortality. Several noninvasive methods have been employed to evaluate the sympathetic function, including the Meta-Iodobenzylguanidine (123I-MIBG) scintigraphy imaging of the heart. OBJECTIVE to evaluate the cardiac sympathetic activity through 123I-MIBG(More)
BACKGROUND The myocardial radionuclide imaging with mental distress seems to induce ischemia through a particular physiopathology when compared to radionuclide imaging with physical or pharmacological distress. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of induced myocardial ischemia by mental distress in patients with thoracic pain and radionuclide imaging with(More)
Thoracic pain is a common symptom in emergency services, and stress radionuclide imaging represents one of the phases of risk stratification in these individuals. However, a group of patients with negative functional exams after physical or pharmacological stress develops myocardial ischemia during this psychological stress. Alterations in vascular tonus as(More)
BACKGROUND Images of myocardial perfusion taken during an episode of chest pain have been used for patients in the emergency department. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the operating characteristics of 99mTc-Tetrofosmin scintigraphy during an episode of chest pain to exclude the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. METHODS One hundred and eight patients(More)