José Wanderley Vasconcelos

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is associated with significant postoperative pain. Many intra-articular (IA) agents have been used for postoperative analgesia with inconsistent outcomes. Ketamine's enantiomer S(+), S(+)- ketamine, was recently introduced commercially, with higher analgesic potency and less side effects than the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Although the efficacy of intraarticular (IA) morphine is still controversial, it has been shown that higher doses promote better results and consequently decrease postoperative analgesic consumption, characterizing a dose-dependent peripheral action. A controlled, randomized, double-blind study was undertaken to evaluate the(More)
OBJECTIVE This open, randomized and blinded parallel-group multicenter study evaluated the efficacy of Actonel(®) (35 mg) plus calcium/vitamin D versus calcium/vitamin D alone for preserving bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women with Colles fractures. METHODS Patients with a Colles fracture for seven days were randomized to receive either(More)
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