Luís Edmundo Pinto Da Fonseca

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We investigated the frequency of HBsAg clearance and the possible role of viral superinfection in a long-term follow-up of 184 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Our subjects were 184 patients with chronic hepatitis B and the follow-up was 12–216 months (mean 66.2±53.7 months). The investigative methods used were: immunoenzymatic assays for HBV, HCV,(More)
A long-term follow-up study was carried out to evaluate the tolerability and efficacy of long-term therapy (1 to 3 years) with high doses (150 or 300 mg daily) of lamivudine for chronic hepatitis B. Methods. Thirty-two patients were studied, including those who were seronegative for hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg), as well as those with decompensated liver(More)
Because gastric cancers located in the upper third of the stomach are difficult to detect at an early stage, the surgical results remain poor. We performed R4 gastrectomy as a radical procedure for 25 patients, involving complete resection of the latero-aortic and interaorticovenous lymph modes above and below the left renal vein, in combination with the(More)
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a focal clinical syndrome characterised by profound changes in personality and social conduct, associated with circumscribed degeneration of the prefrontal and anterior temporal cortices. Despite some scattered reports about suicidal behaviours in FTD patients, to our knowledge, there are no studies of such issue. Thus, we(More)
Introduction: The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is a common airway device used for anesthesia in ambulatory surgery, with a recently new described utilization in prone position. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and the effectiveness of the LMA, in prone position for anesthesia in ambulatory surgery, based on our new anesthesia department(More)
The Research Commmittee of the World Organization of Gastroenterology has gather information regarding the etiology of acute abdominal pain. Seven diseases cover 96% of the causes of this syndrome in many countries of the world, but some geographical variations have been observed. One example of these variations is amoebic liver abscess, present in 5 to 10%(More)
Case Report A 13-year-old boy was seen for acute onset of exuberant odd movements of the body and arms, associated with vocalizations, and worsening of his previous simple motor tics of the head and neck. He had a family history of simple motor tics (father and maternal uncle) and personal history of repeated throat infections during childhood documented by(More)