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Dehydration is the most common cause of fluid and electrolyte disturbances in the elderly. This condition is related to the lack of increase in water intake in the presence of an increased fluid loss. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of hypernatremic dehydration in elderly patients admitted to the hospital. We retrospectively studied(More)
Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) reportedly exhibit greater pupillary dilation than healthy subjects in response to tropicamide. By means of videopupillography, we have found that the average basal pupillary diameter was greater in AD patients than in normal controls and that there is an inverse relationship between the average pupillary diameter and(More)
It was studied the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) among 228 women with lesions of uterine cervix attending the Ofir Loiola Institute, in Belem, Para, from March 1992 to May 1996. Histopathological examination was performed with all cervical biopsy samples obtained from these patients. In addition, specimens were analysed by both polimerase chain(More)
BACKGROUND Among cardiac tumors myxoma is the most common benign neoplasm. The aim of this study was to review our Institution's 15-year experience with intracardiac myxoma. METHODS From 1985 through 2001, 38 patients (22 males, 16 females, mean age 57.06 +/- 11.1, range 32-74 years) underwent surgical resection of a cardiac myxoma at our Institution. The(More)
Aortic dissection occurs when blood penetrates the aortic intima and forms an expanding hematoma within the vessel wall, separating the intima and media to create a so-called false lumen. Aortic dissection has been estimated to cause one of every 10,000 hospital admissions. The survival rate of untreated patients with aortic dissections is dismal, with a(More)
The improper use of pesticide waste containers is a significant risk in rural areas, especially where appropriate systems of draining off refuse are lacking. A case is reported of an eight-year-old child who had played with the abandoned Paraquat container. After contamination with the pesticide she showed several II degree caustic lesions on both thighs(More)
This article reviews the adverse effects of exposure to antineoplastic drugs in workers producing or administering them. Many antineoplastic drugs are carcinogenic or mutagenic to humans and exposure and absorption have been shown to occur during production in pharmaceutical industries or during the preparation and administration in veterinary and health(More)
The guidelines must guarantee that occupational exposure to antineoplastic chemotherapeutic drugs is kept at the lowest level possible. Occupational exposure to these drugs can involve different categories of workers and different job tasks, such as stocking, preparation, administration, disposal, maintenance of safety cabinets and room cleaning where these(More)