José Antonio Braga da Silva

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OBJECTIVE Spondyloarthritides (SpA) can present different disease spectra according to ethnic background. The Brazilian Registry of Spondyloarthritis (RBE) is a nationwide registry that comprises a large databank on clinical, functional, and treatment data on Brazilian patients with SpA. The aim of our study was to analyze the influence of ethnic background(More)
The vascularization of the gracilis muscle of the rat is oriented mainly along the longitudinal axis of the muscle and arises from a muscular artery originating in the femoral artery. Transillumination study of the muscle after vascular injection with Microfil demonstrated this anatomic disposition. The gracilis muscle was used either as a pedicled transfer(More)
A prospective study of 280 endoscopic operations of the carpal canal using the AGEE technique were reported. The first 80 cases were studied separately from the 200 subsequent cases. In the first series, the only complication was the need for an incision in 6 cases because of technical problems or anatomic variants (13%). An increase in the degree of(More)
The authors review 21 cases of a so-called "reposition-flap" technique for finger tip injuries consisting of simple reposition when no vessels can be found for replantation. This technique is combined with palmar soft tissue excision and advancement of a local flap to cover the bone providing blood supply and good sensitivity. The mean age in the 19(More)
INTRODUCTION Few studies have evaluated the profile of use of disease modifying drugs (DMD) in Brazilian patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA). METHODS A common research protocol was applied prospectively in 1505 patients classified as SpA by criteria of the European Spondyloarthropathies Study Group (ESSG), followed at 29 referral centers in Rheumatology(More)
Any transplanted muscle flap undergoes atrophy to an extent depending mainly on its innervation. Other factors such as the tension at rest and the duration of ischemia play a secondary role. An experimental study was carried out in rats to quantitatively assess the extent of atrophy according to the mode of transplant reinnervation. The gracilis muscle was(More)
The authors describe a peninsular diamond-shaped flap raised from the dorsolateral surface of the index finger to cover a defect of the first web space. The donor site is covered by an "LLL" Dufourmentel flap tailored on the dorsum of the hand avoiding a skin graft on the exposed surface of the hand.
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