Liliete Canes Souza

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The QRS widening by ventricular conventional pacing impairs the systolic and diastolic functions and increases mitral regurgitation. The aim of this study was to compare conventional pacing to an alternative stimulation mode with a narrower QRS using two leads in the RV. Thirty-nine (25 men, 14 women; mean age 60.1 +/- 15.1 years) dilated cardiomyopathy(More)
Report of the case of a Caucasian girl, presently 3 years old, who has been followed at the Pediatric Service of the Walter Cantidio Hospital (Federal University of Ceará; Fortaleza, Brazil) since she was 15 days old. At birth she presented a duplication of the bladder, urethra, external genitalia, vagina, colon, and rectum. No cardiac anomalies, bone(More)
Between May 1975 and August 1991, 184 patients with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) were operated upon by Jatene operation. One hundred and sixteen underwent corrective surgery prior to June 1987 with a follow-up period of between 50 and 182 months. The ages of these 116 patients ranged from 1 day to 84 months (11.53 +/- 15.98). Eleven percent(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of the diseases phenylketonuria (PKU), congenital hypothyroidism (CH), cystic fibrosis (CF), hemoglobinopathies (HB), and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), in the state of Santa Catarina, in order to delineate the local population profile for these diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS A survey of data from the Newborn(More)
This is a report of the case of a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia treated with all trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), who had suspected all-trans retinoic acid syndrome (ATRA syndrome). The nonspecific febrile leukopenia observed justified the association with antimicrobial and antifungal therapy. Signs and symptoms contributed to the suspicion of ATRA(More)
OBJECTIVES Since complement system has been recently associated with metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, and closely related to insulin resistance, we investigated the association of plasma complement factor 3 (C3) and factor 4 (C4) with insulin sensibility and weight loss after bariatric surgery. METHODS Serum levels of C3, C4, total cholesterol,(More)