Luis Alberto Carneiro Marinho

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INTRODUCTION Cardiac ultrasounds (US) are not always available at the bedside. Cardiac Troponin I (cTnI), CK-MB and NT-proBNP may be an alternative or complementary to influence evaluation and treatment. OBJECTIVES To determine reference ranges of biochemical markers cTnI, CK-MB and NT-proBNP in normal neonates. METHODOLOGY Cord and blood samples were(More)
Amphotericin B is an effective but toxic antileishmanial agent. Lipid-encapsulated amphotericin B should have a high therapeutic index for visceral leishmaniasis because reticuloendothelial cells, the sole site in which Leishmania is found, will phagocytize and concentrate the complex. Amphotericin B cholesterol dispersion (Amphocil; 2 mg/[kg.d](More)
INTRODUCTION Acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) remains a public health problem in Brazil. To evaluate the epidemiology of ABM cases at Giselda Trigueiro Hospital, Rio Grande do Norte, a descriptive retrospective survey was conducted covering 2005 to 2008. METHODS Clinical and laboratory data were collected from the epidemiology department of the hospital(More)
Whenever age cannot be estimated from dental formation in immature human skeletal remains, other methods are required. In the post-natal period, development of the skeleton provides alternative age indicators, namely, those associated with skeletal maturity of the cranium. This study wishes to document the age at which the various ossification centres in(More)
Body weight loss (BWL), a major prognostic factor in breast cancer, was included as a parameter to be monitored in the recent breast cancer surveillance guidelines of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The aim of this work was prospectively to evaluate BWL as an indicator of breast cancer recurrence. Body weight was measured every 2 months for(More)
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