Jefferson Rosa Cardoso

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BACKGROUND Degeneration of oocytes occurs even when maximum care is exercised during ICSI, especially when the oolemma is very fragile and/or the zona pellucida is resistant. In order to be able to minimize the risk of degeneration associated with microinjection this study applied a new method: a microhole on the zona pellucida of the oocyte was drilled by(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic review with meta-analyses that evaluates the effectiveness of the Pilates method on the pain and functionality outcome in adults with non-specific chronic low back pain. DATA SOURCES The search was performed in the following databases: Medline, Embase, AMED, Cinahl, Lilacs, Scielo, SportDiscus, ProQuest, Web of Science,(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-cultural translation and psychometric testing. OBJECTIVE To translate and cross-culturally adapt the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (QDS) to Brazilian Portuguese and to examine its validity and reliability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Current literature shows the need to adopt reliable and internationally standardized methods for(More)
The importance of knee position for bodily stability is described by some authors, however Biodex Stability System (BSS) trials have not been used to assess the reliability and effects of different knee positions. The purposes of this study were to test the reliability of BSS indices using two knee positions in the measurement protocol (either permitting(More)
OBJECTIVE Balneotherapy (or spa therapy, mineral baths) for patients with arthritis is one of the oldest forms of therapy. We assessed effectiveness of balneotherapy for patients with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS We performed a broad search strategy to retrieve eligible studies, selecting randomized controlled trials comparing balneotherapy with any(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of questionnaires in Brazilian Portuguese to evaluate patient-reported lower limb function. OBJECTIVE To translate, cross-culturally adapt to the Brazilian population, and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS). METHOD The LEFS was translated by two independent assessors and(More)
The distinction between exudates and transudates is very important in the patient management. Here we evaluate whether the acute-phase protein serum amyloid A (SAA), in comparison with C reactive protein (CRP) and total protein (TP), can be useful in this discrimination. CRP, SAA, and TP were determined in 36 exudate samples (27 pleural and 9 ascitic) and(More)
This study compared abdominal electromyographic (EMG) activity during the performance of Pilates' exercises. 16 females participated in the study. EMG signals of the rectus abdominis (RA) and external oblique (EO) were recorded during Longspine performed on the mat, Cadillac, and Reformer and the Teaser performed on the mat, Cadillac, and Combo-chair.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the effects of facial exercises associated either with mirror or electromyogram (EMG) biofeedback with respect to complications of delayed recovery in Bell's palsy. PATIENTS Patients with unilateral idiopathic facial palsy were included in this review. INTERVENTIONS Facial exercises associated with mirror and/or EMG(More)
UNLABELLED The effectiveness of facial exercises therapy for facial palsy has been debated in systematic reviews but its effects are still not totally explained. OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic review with meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of facial exercise therapy for facial palsy. DATA SOURCES A search was performed in the following databases:(More)