Jorge G. Carvalho

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INTRODUCTION Psoas abscess is a rare clinical entity with vague symptomatology. We report a psoas abscess that simulated symptoms of acute appendicitis. PRESENTATION OF CASE A twenty-five year old male presented pain irradiating to the right iliac fossa and lumbar region associated with thigh flexion. Laboratorial exams revealed leukocytosis with a(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of benazepril versus captopril in patients with mild or moderate systemic arterial hypertension (SAH). METHODS A multicenter, double-blind, randomized trial analyzed 174 patients, mean age of 52 +/- 9 years, 68 (39%) men. After 2 weeks under placebo, 90 patients were treated, during 6 weeks, with 10 mg, once a(More)
The authors made a retrospective study of 72 patients with myelomeningocele treated at a pediatric hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 65 (90.2%) lesions involved the inferior segments of the spine and 87.5% of the patients needed shunt procedures for hydrocephalus control. Shunt infections in spina bifida cystica patients were more frequent than in any(More)
The introduction of computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging led to the knowledge that brain stem tumors are not a homogeneous group with regard to their clinical, pathological and biological features. The classical concept of an uniformly poor prognosis has been modified and some subtypes of tumors are amenable to surgical treatment and(More)
Myelomeningocele is the most common congenital malformation of the nervous system and despite its complexity and involvement of multiple organs is compatible with long survival. The peculiar characteristics of this malformation expose myelomeningocele patients to acute and chronic care problems with effects in quality of survival. In order to evaluate the(More)
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