Luiz Alberto Forgiarini Júnior

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We evaluated the effect of aminoguanidine on pulmonary oxidative stress and lung structure in an experimental model of diabetes mellitus. Thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), histology and arterial blood gases were evaluated in animals with diabetes mellitus (DM group), animals with diabetes mellitus treated with aminoguanidine (DM+AG group),(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Liver diseases are responsible for metabolic disturbances and the loss of muscle mass and function. This study aims to correlate maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) with the Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) severity score and associate VO2max with mortality in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis. METHODOLOGY This prospective study(More)
RATIONALE The changes in body position can cause changes in lung function, it is necessary to understand them, especially in the postoperative upper abdominal surgery, since these patients are susceptible to postoperative pulmonary complications. OBJECTIVE To assess the vital capacity in the supine position (head at 0° and 45°), sitting and standing(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of liquid perfluorocarbon (PFC) as an adjuvant substance for lung preservation and assess its role in pulmonary protection after transplantation. METHODS Seventy-two rat lungs were flushed with low-potassium dextran (LPD) solution and randomized into three main groups: control with LPD alone and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate structural alterations of the lung in rats with diabetes mellitus (DM), by quantifying oxidative stress and DNA damage, as well as to determine the effects that exogenous superoxide dismutase (SOD) has on such alterations. METHODS A controlled experimental study involving 40 male Wistar rats, divided into four groups (10 animals(More)
OBJECTIVE 1) To evaluate the functional independence measures immediately after discharge from an intensive care unit and to compare these values with the FIMs 30 days after that period. 2) To evaluate the possible associated risk factors. METHODS The present investigation was a prospective cohort study that included individuals who were discharged from(More)
INTRODUCTION Tracheostomy is probably the most common surgical procedure in critically ill patients and is generally performed to facilitate mechanical ventilation weaning. Evidence-based guidelines have confirmed the benefits of tracheostomy weaning protocols and of the physiotherapists engagement in this process; however, no consensus decannulation(More)
Dear Editor, First, we congratulate the authors for the article entitled “Evaluation of cytokines levels and lung function in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass,” recently published in the Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia 1. The importance of knowing the inflammatory status of patients undergoing cardiac surgery post-operatively is due to the(More)