Laurinda Lemos

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In idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) the neuroimaging evaluation is usually normal, but in some cases a vascular compression of trigeminal nerve root is present. Although the latter condition may be referred to surgery, drug therapy is usually the first approach to control pain. This study compared the clinical outcome and direct costs of (1) a(More)
OBJECTIVE Pain control in trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is achieved using anticonvulsivants, mainly carbamazepine. When this drug cannot be used, other drugs like gabapentin (GBP) have been used to provide adequate pain control. To improve the therapeutic effect of GBP, we evaluated the clinical efficacy of associating GBP with ropivacain (ROP) analgesic block(More)
Treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is achieved by using adjuvant analgesics like antiepileptics, with carbamazepine (CBZ) being the first-line approach for TN patients, although side effects may be present. Other approaches using gabapentin, namely when associated with peripheral analgesic block of TN trigger points with the local anesthetic ropivacaine(More)
A case of metastatic epidermoid carcinoma arising in benign cystic teratoma of the ovary is reported. The clinical course was complicated by severe hypercalcemia and respiratory distress due to associated diffuse calcification of the lungs. Presumptive evidence is presented to show that prostaglandin E found in the tumor was the cause of the hypercalcemia.
BACKGROUND We aimed to perform the translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the Pain Beliefs and Perceptions Inventory (PBPI) for the European Portuguese language and chronic pain population. METHODS This is a longitudinal multicenter validation study. A Portuguese version of the PBPI (PBPI-P) was created through a process of translation, back(More)
CVV is a single and safe technic and it may be considered an efficient modality in the control of the pulmonary function, observed by the improvement of the PaO2 ratio with a concentrat dicrease of necessity of PEEP, as we observed in all of our patients. We also observed that this results are more revelant on patients with a highest negative fluid balance.(More)
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