Josué Fernandes

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We used echocardiography (ECHO) to detect pericardial effusions and assess left ventricular (LV) function in 39 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Pericardial effusions were present in 24 patients (62%). Thirty-one patients (79%) had concentric hypertrophy and 20 patients (51%) had decreased LV compliance. The majority of patients with concentric(More)
We report a case of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in a woman post mitral valve repair who presented with unexplained thrombocytopenia, intermittent fever, acute renal failure and severe digital ischaemia. The diagnosis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura was confirmed after exclusion of many of the aetiological factors of postoperative digital(More)
BACKGROUND Acute right ventricular overload is associated with high morbidity and mortality clinical situations such as: extensive lung resection, pulmonary thromboembolism, lung transplantation and high altitude pulmonary edema. Some points of its pathophysiology remain unclear. OBJECTIVE To assess the hemodynamic effects of experimental acute right(More)
PURPOSE To study the hemodynamic effects of latissimus dorsi dynamic pulmonaroplasty in open chest animals. METHODS Six anesthetized mongrel dogs were subjected to diastolic counterpulsation using electrically stimulated latissimus dorsi muscle flap wrapped around the aortic and pulmonary arteries roots and gated to the surface electrocardiogram. Aortic(More)
legend N2D N1D 2LPEG N2D vs. 2LPEG N1D vs. 2LPEG EFFICACY Primary analysis set, n1⁄4 275 Primary analysis set, n1⁄4 275 Primary analysis set, n1⁄4 272 Primary endpoint: Patients with successful overall bowel cleansing efficacy (HCS) [n] 253 (92.0%) 245 (89.1%) 238 (87.5%) -4.00%* [0.055] -6.91%* [0.328] Supportive secondary endpoint: Patients with(More)
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