Márcio Gatti

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UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Decreased heart rate variability (HRV) is related to higher morbidity and mortality. In this study we evaluated the linear and nonlinear indices of the HRV in stable angina patients submitted to coronary angiography. METHODS We studied 77 unselected patients for elective coronary angiography, which were divided into two groups:(More)
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is a serious public health problem that affects quality of life and has a significant mortality rate. The aim of the present study was to quantify the fractal dimension and Shannon's entropy in the histological diagnosis of prostate cancer. METHODS Thirty-four patients with prostate cancer aged 50 to 75 years having been(More)
INTRODUCTION Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic mycosis in Latin America that can affect various organs. Few case reports of paracoccidioidomycosis affecting the prostate are found in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION We present the case of a 79-year-old Caucasian man with a six-month history of irritative symptoms of the prostate (urgency, frequency(More)
Nonfunctional bladder paragangliomas may present clinical, radiology and pathological features similar to bladder cancer, so knowledge of this generally benign neuroendocrine neoplasm is of great importance to avoid misdiagnosis. We present the case of a patient with no clinical symptoms of paraganglioma and with radiological and cystoscopy examination(More)
INTRODUCTION Nephrocalcinosis consists of the deposition of calcium salts in the renal parenchyma and is considered the mixed form when it involves the renal cortex and medulla. The main etiological agents of this condition are primary hyperparathyroidism, renal tubular acidosis, medullary sponge kidney, hyperoxaluria and taking certain drugs. These factors(More)
BACKGROUND Risk factors may influence the improvement or worsening of erectile dysfunction (ED). The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of systemic hypertension on ED in patients with peripheral arterial disease. METHODS The effect of hypertension on ED was assessed in 125 consecutive patients in a cross-sectional quantitative study. The(More)
Genital lymphedema in men can affect the penis and/or scrotum, causing deformity and causing sexual limitations, social isolation, poor quality of life and recurrent subcutaneous infections due to difficulties in hygiene. There are few studies in the literature emphasizing the treatment of penile fibrosis after penoscrotal lymphedema. The purpose of this(More)
INTRODUCTION This paper presents a rare event of genital self-mutilation and few cases are reported in the literature. CASE DESCRIPTION We report on a patient who performed partial self-penectomy 18 months after bilateral testicular amputation, as a form of self-mutilation. CONCLUSIONS The main hypotheses to explain the recurrence of self-mutilation(More)