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BACKGROUND Morbid obesity is directly related to deterioration in cardiorespiratory capacity, including changes in cardiovascular autonomic modulation. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the cardiovascular autonomic function in morbidly obese individuals. METHODS Cross-sectional study, including two groups of participants: Group I, composed by 50… (More)
A young woman with achondroplasia and morbid obesity (two disabling conditions) is presented. She underwent open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). We emphasize preoperative preparation by a multidisciplinary team and the use of the 6-minute walk test to follow and assess mobility and quality of life.
A 36-old-woman was admitted with an infectious syndrome, respiratory insufficiency and vasculitis. There was a history of chronic intravenous drug abuse, sexual promiscuity and rheumatic heart disease. She had HIV positive tests. The vasculitis and heart failure worsened and the patient died of stroke. At autopsy it was found histologic evidence of AIDS,… (More)