Letícia Zumpano Cardenas

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OBJECTIVE To assess safety and efficacy of transcatheter atrial septal defect (ASD) closure in small children. BACKGROUND Percutaneous closure of ASD is a well accepted alternative to surgery. Reported experience in small children remains, however, scarce. METHODS Fifty-two children underwent percutaneous ASD closure at a weight < or =15 kg, in four(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this secondary analysis was to assess whether alert behavioral states were associated with an increased number of feeding readiness behaviors (FRBs) and whether the number of FRBs were associated with subsequent feeding efficiency in healthy premature infants born between 29 to 35 weeks gestation. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The data(More)
Impairment of (inspiratory and expiratory) respiratory muscles is a common clinical finding, not only in patients with neuromuscular disease but also in patients with primary disease of the lung parenchyma or airways. Although such impairment is common, its recognition is usually delayed because its signs and symptoms are nonspecific and late. This delayed(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracoabdominal asynchrony is the nonparallel motion of the ribcage and abdomen. It is estimated by using respiratory inductive plethysmography and, recently, using optoelectronic plethysmography; however the agreement of measurements between these 2 techniques is unknown. Therefore, the present study compared respiratory inductive(More)
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