Luís Miranda

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The present study reports the histopathological findings of 86 skin lesions of dogs with sporotrichosis from Rio de Janeiro. Suppurative granulomatous inflammation was the predominant finding and was observed in 76 (88.37%) cases. Plasma cells surrounding the suppurative granulomas were detected in 68 (89.5%) cases and an inflammatory infiltrate at the(More)
PURPOSE To risk-stratify patients for urinary retention after prostate brachytherapy according to a novel seed implant retention score (SIRS). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 835 patients underwent transperineal prostate seed implant from March 1993 to January 2007; 197 patients had (125)I and 638 patients had (103)Pd brachytherapy. Four hundred(More)
Carcinoid heart disease typically presents with pulmonary stenosis and tricuspid regurgitation. Management is intended for symptomatic relief, and valvular intervention is indicated in refractory heart failure. Balloon valvuloplasty is an option for patients not suitable for surgery. We report the case of a patient with a carcinoid tumour, who developed(More)
INTRODUCTION Payment for cardiac surgery in Portugal is based on a contract agreement between hospitals and the health ministry. Our aim was to compare the prices paid according to this contract agreement with calculated costs in a population of patients aged ≥65 years undergoing cardiac surgery in one hospital department. METHODS Data on 250 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study we aim to assess the mortality of patients undergoing cardiac surgery and that in the post operative period required veno-venous hemofiltration. METHODS The population studied includes 77 patients (44 men and 33 women, with mean age 67,04±12.99 years), that underwent cardiac surgery between January 2008 and March 2013, requiring(More)
The relation between diabetes and stroke is bidirectional: diabetes is an important risk factor for ischemic stroke, and acute stroke frequently induces hyperglycemia. On the other hand, plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels are raised in diabetes and stroke. The purpose was to study how alloxan-induced diabetes might modify the effects of BNP in(More)
Myocarditis is defined as inflammation of the myocardium. The clinical manifestations of myocarditis vary from flu-like symptoms to fatal fulminant forms. We report the case of a 39-year-old woman with a diagnosis of cardiogenic shock caused by fulminant myocarditis. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was used as a bridge to recovery. Etiological study(More)
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