Janete P. Moura

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We report five cases of human disease caused by arbovirus in 5 patients from the State of São Paulo, Brazil, residing in the municipalities of Osasco, Atibaia, Guarujá, and the capital São Paulo, respectively. One of the patients resides in São Luis, capital of the State of Maranhão. The sites of infection probably were the states of Paraná and Goiás, both(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the ability of a muscular index (Barrett's Index), calculated with multidetector computed tomography, to detect dysthyroid optic neuropathy in patients with Graves' orbitopathy. METHODS Thirty-six patients with Graves' orbitopathy were prospectively studied and submitted to neuro-ophthalmic evaluation(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the use of sodium diclofenac, an antagonist of PPAR-gamma and cyclooxigenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor in the treatment of mild to moderate Graves' ophthalmopathy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirteen patients with clinical activity score (CAS) 2 to 7 were treated during a period ranging from 3 to 12 months (mean 7.8 ± 3.4) with oral sodium(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the costs of using a transparent polyurethane film (PF) and hydrocolloid dressing (HD) in the prevention of pressure ulcers (PUs). METHOD This descriptive, observational, longitudinal, comparative study was conducted in the intensive care units, coronary care unit and medical clinic of a charity hospital in Brazil. Data(More)
PURPOSE To compare the results of isolated antral-ethmoidal orbital decompression and that associated with orbital fat removal in patients with dysthyroid orbitopathy. METHODS Nineteen isolated antral-ethmoidal orbital decompressions were performed in a group of 12 patients (19 orbits) with the diagnosis of dysthyroid ophthalmopathy in the quiescent(More)
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