Hugo Goulart de Oliveira

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Adenosine deaminase (ADA) and lymphocyte proportion are known to be independently elevated in tuberculous effusions, but are non-specific, and false positive results are frequent. To overcome this problem the combined use of both parameters was prospectively studied in 276 patients with pleural effusion seen at Porto Alegre, Brazil. Using a cut-off level of(More)
The use of endoscopically placed unidirectional valves for the treatment of emphysema is increasing. With better patient selection, there is also an increased likelihood of complications associated with the procedure, such as postprocedural pneumothorax. There is, however, little evidence of pneumothorax management in patients with severe COPD and(More)
OBJECTIVE Describe the results of a 1- to 24-month follow-up of individuals undergoing transbronchoscopic placement of one-way valves. DESIGN Longitudinal, noncomparative study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS Nineteen heterogeneous emphysema patients. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS Pulmonary function testing, imaging examination, and(More)
One-way endobronchial valves (EBV) insertion to reduce pulmonary air trapping has been used as therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. However, local inflammation may result and can contribute to worsening of clinical status in these patients. We hypothesized that combined EBV insertion and intrabronchial administration of(More)
1. Baron R, Kneissel M. WNT signaling in bone homeostasis and disease: from human mutations to treatments. Nat Med 2013; 19: 179-92. 2. Livak KJ, Schmittgen TD. Analysis of relative gene expression data using real-time quantitative PCR and the 2(-Delta Delta C(T)) method. Methods 2001; 25: 402-8. 3. Florio M, Gunasekaran K, Stolina M, et al. A bispecific(More)
The case of a 15-month-old patient with Shone's anomaly is reported. This anomaly includes supravalvar mitral ring, parachute mitral valve, subaortic stenosis and coarctation. The patient underwent a corrective surgery with resection of the supravalvar mitral ring, mitral comissurotomy and resection of the subaortic stenosis, anatomically significant(More)
BACKGROUND One-way endobronchial valves (EBVs) relieve symptoms of emphysema, particularly in patients without collateral ventilation between the target and adjacent lobes. Pretreatment knowledge of fissure integrity could serve as an aid in indicating EBV interventions. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the relationship between software-measured(More)
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