Marciana J Ramos

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Sleep loss is common problem with a wide range of consequences. One possible consequence of sleep loss may be risk-taking behavior (RTB). The present review examined the empirical literature on the relationship between sleep loss and RTB. We found 23 studies that met inclusion criteria. Overall, sleep loss was positively associated with RTB, and there was(More)
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a relatively common pathology in women of childbearing age and of low parity but rarely shows extraperitoneal involvement. The main aim of this paper is to raise the attention of specialists to the necessity of carrying out penetrating diagnosis of nonspecific extraperitoneal masses occurring in women of reproductive age.(More)
Many studies have reported the influence of aging on different portions of the autonomic nervous system components but only partially for the sympathetic cholinergic system. We evaluated postganglionic sudomotor function in 196 healthy subjects, 104 women and 92 men, by determining sweat gland density (SGD) per square centimeter of skin, on the dorsum of(More)
Leiomyosarcoma of the iliac vein is a very uncommon tumor. We report the case of a 55-year-old man with leiomyosarcoma of the left iliac vein. The patient had abdominal pain and hematuria. Abdominal ultrasound and computed tomography scanning demonstrated a well-defined mass in the left inguinal region, probably arising from the left iliac vein.(More)
Spontaneous adrenal hemorrhage is a very rare but serious disorder of the adrenal gland that can require emergent treatment. We report on a 42-year-old man who underwent selective angiography for diagnosis and treatment of retroperitoneal hemorrhage from small adrenal artery aneurysm. This case gives further details about the value of transluminal artery(More)
As a core component of multicultural orientation, cultural humility can be considered an important attitude for clinical supervisees to adopt and practically implement. How can cultural humility be most meaningfully incorporated in supervision? In what ways can supervisors stimulate the development of a culturally humble attitude in our supervisees? We(More)
Syncope is the most common form of fainting that may occur at least once during a life-time in up to one-third of the general population. In 50% of patients the cause remains unknown. In an attempt to identify subtle disturbances of the autonomic nervous system, we examined 70 subjects, aged from 14 to 39 years, who suffered from recurrent neurally mediated(More)
We report on four children, from different families, who suffer from a congenital autonomic disorder, presumably inherited. Three of them have a sensory neuropathy but do not fit any described hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy. All four were examined along with some of their immediate family members. We assessed the cardiovagal, sympathetic(More)