Juliana Andreia Marques

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CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Anemia and blood transfusions are common in intensive care. This study aimed to evaluate epidemiology and outcomes among critically ill patients under a restrictive transfusion strategy. DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective observational cohort study in an intensive care unit (ICU) at a tertiary hospital. METHODS All adults admitted to(More)
BACKGROUND Wheezing has been reported by 32% of habitual smokers of crack cocaine, and several cases of crack-related acute exacerbations of asthma have been reported. STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the acute effects of physiologically active doses of smoked cocaine base and, i.v. cocaine hydrochloride (HCl), a subphysiologic dose of cocaine base (smoked(More)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) may be associated with inhibition of hematopoiesis mediated by antibodies, T-cells or both. A 41-year-old woman with a five-year history of SLE treated with prednisone was admitted to Cabrini Medical Center in New York. The patient complained of fever, chills, arthralgias, general malaise, weakness and dyspnea on exertion,(More)
We have previously demonstrated that blood volume (BV) expansion decreases saline flow through the gastroduodenal (GD) segment in anesthetized rats (Xavier-Neto J, dos Santos AA & Rola FH (1990) Gut, 31: 1006-1010). The present study attempts to identify the site(s) of resistance and neural mechanisms involved in this phenomenon. Male Wistar rats (N = 97,(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital inclusion cysts of the anterior fontanelle are rare lesions. Both dermoid and epidermoid cysts are located in the midline of the scalp and occupy the subgaleal space. METHODS We report 7 cases, 4 boys (57.1%), and 3 girls (42.9%), with ages ranging from 3 months to 16 years (mean 40.85 +/- 68.56 months; median 10 months). Four(More)
Lipoma of the cerebellopontine angle is a very rare tumor. We report the case of a 14-years-old female, with left side deafness during three years, associated with headache. CT scan showed an hypodense mass, without enhancement at the cerebellopontine angle. The patient was treated surgically by left retrosigmoid approach. The lesion involved the eighth and(More)
Carotid body tumors are rather uncommon. Even though there is a great amount of literature on the subject, the controversy regarding its biological behavior and therapeutics and mainly, the surgical management still remains. We present eight patients with carotid body tumors (total of 9 tumors, one bilateral) surgically treated at the Neurosurgery(More)
UNLABELLED Cavernous malformations are uncommon lesions that are usually present in the cerebral hemispheres. They occur rarely in the ventricular system, and even more rarely in the lateral ventricle. Only 28 cases have been previously reported in the literature. CASE We present one case of lateral ventricle cavernoma in a 15-years-old female patient,(More)
The authors studied a total of 334 cases of carcinoma in situ of the cervix (1975-1990). The patients were 19 to 61 years old (mean age, 36.6 years). The following procedures were performed: cervical amputation in 54.5% of cases, cervical enlarged amputation with resection of the adjacent vaginal mucosa in 23.3%, abdominal hysterectomy in 15.3%,(More)