João P M Pinho

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OBJECTIVE Obesity is considered a risk factor for the occurrence of complications after cardiac surgery. The objective of this study was to analyze mortality and morbidity in patients with morbid obesity following heart surgery. DESIGN Retrospective study in a tertiary care setting. METHODS Out of 1815 adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery, 50(More)
OBJECTIVE Gender is a well-known risk factor for mortality and morbidity after coronary artery bypass grafting and various reasons have been proposed to explain the poorer results observed in women. The study objective was to determine whether female gender was still an operative risk factor with the adoption of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. (More)
Eucalyptol, also known as 1,8-cineole, is a monoterpene traditionally used to treat respiratory disorders due to its secretolytic properties. In addition to its myorelaxant effects, it also has anti-inflammatory actions in vitro. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of acute treatment with 1,8-cineole on reducing airway inflammatory parameters.(More)
In the present study, a practical activity is proposed to adopt an experimental approach to demonstrate the relationship between the equilibrium potential for K(+) and transmembrane electrical potential without glass micropipettes. A conventional setup for recording contractile activity of isolated smooth muscle preparations was used based on the events(More)
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a major cause of disability in adults worldwide. The pathophysiology of this syndrome is complex, involving both inflammatory and redox components triggered by the extravasation of blood into the cerebral parenchyma. Hemoglobin, heme, and iron released therein seem be important in the brain damage observed in ICH. However,(More)
1. 1,8-Cineole is a terpenoid constituent of essential oils with anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces the neural excitability, functions as an antinociceptive agent and has myorelaxant actions in guinea-pig airways. The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanism underlying the myorelaxant effects of 1,8-cineole in guinea-pig isolated(More)
Four patients with unstable angina due to left main or three-vessel disease scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting were found intra-operatively to have porcelain ascending aorta, defined as massive calcification of the ascending aorta from the aortic valve to the transverse arch, precluding ascending aorta cannulation or clamping. A no-touch(More)
Claudino, JG, Cronin, JB, Mezêncio, B, Pinho, JP, Pereira, C, Mochizuki, L, Amadio, AC, and Serrão, JC. Autoregulating jump performance to induce functional overreaching. J Strength Cond Res 30(8): 2242-2249, 2016-The purpose of this study was to determine whether autoregulating jump performance using the minimal individual difference (MID) associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the early results of coronary surgery without cardiopulmonary bypass using the EuroSCORE risk model. METHODS Out of a series of 1104 consecutive patients undergoing CABG during a 20-month period and whose data were prospectively collected, 1083 patients (98.1%) were operated without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and represent the(More)
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