Lucia Gouvêa Pimentel

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Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is an autoimmune blistering disease with poor prognosis when associated with malignant neoplasm. We report the case of a patient with PNP associated with a CD20+ non-Hodgkin follicular lymphoma who was treated with Rituximab plus corticosteroids and short courses of cyclosporin. One and a half years after Rituximab therapy,(More)
AIM To report a case series in which a modified technique was used to remove retained subretinal perfluorocarbon liquid. METHOD In three patients with retained subretinal perfluorocarbon liquid, a three-port pars plana vitrectomy approach was used to perform a small self-sealing retinotomy adjacent to the perfluorocarbon liquid bubble. The tip of a 50-G(More)
We report a case of a 45-year-old woman who presented a simultaneous foreign-body granuloma reaction to silicone in her face and to silica in the elbow and knee. The patient had received silicone injections in her face 7 years earlier and had suffered a motorcycle accident when she was young. Changes suggestive of silicone were observed in the biopsy(More)
This study assessed the effect of the Body Rhythmics (BRIM) on actors' attentional processes. BRIM is a combination of exercises using numbers and rules that enact musical parameters in the moving body through displacements. Male actors (N = 22) participated in the study: 7 in the BRIM (Study) group and 15 in the Control group (groups were equivalent on(More)
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