Maria Cândida Ribeiro Parisi

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The use of NSAIDs is strongly associated withpeptic ulceration. The inhibition of prostaglandinsynthesis with the consequent increase of gastricacidity is considered a possible mechanism. Therefore we decided to assess the effect of one-monthtreatment with NSAIDs on the circadian gastric pH ofrheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. We studied 11consecutive(More)
Spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) are very rare tumors, and intramedullary localization is even less common. Indeed, amongst the 23 cases of the spinal PNET described in the literature, only eight cases had an intramedullary localization. Following the WHO 2000 classification, PNETs have been considered embryonal tumors composed of(More)
PURPOSE Mechanically ventilated critically ill patients with high severity score indices need a very cautious therapeutic approach. Considering that inappropriate decisions on renal replacement therapy (RRT) initiation may promote unwanted adverse effects, we evaluated whether a panel of novel and traditional renal markers is superior to conventional renal(More)
OBJECTIVE Most studies so far have focused on the performance of individual biomarkers to detect early acute kidney injury (AKI) in the adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients; however, they have not determined the predictive ability of their combinations. The aim of this study was to compare the predictive abilities of plasma neutrophil(More)
Alterations in thyroid hormone levels are found associated with inflammation in patients with non-thyroidal illness (NTIS) and are common in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Inflammation has also been linked with development of cardiovascular events (CVE) in T2DM. Our objective was to assess whether thyroid hormone abnormalities typical of(More)
To determine the value of performing contrast CT in addition to non-contrast CT in the evaluation of acute non-traumatic central nervous system disorders, we retrospectively reviewed 322 cases originating from the emergency room at our institution. The most common indication for scanning was seizure activity (34% of total), followed by headache (30%), focal(More)
Twenty-eight diabetics presenting with acute Charcot foot were immobilized and the temperature difference between limbs measured at each month. All patients had monthly follow-up visits for a year and the relapse rate was zero. We found that skin temperature is a good parameter to ensure safe immobilization withdrawal.
BACKGROUND One of the most common gold standards for the treatment of Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) in the early Eichenholtz stages I and II is immobilization with the total contact casting and lower limb offloading. However, the total amount of offloading is still debatable. OBJECTIVES This study evaluates the clinical and radiographic findings in the(More)
BACKGROUND Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), one of the most common hospital-acquired infections, has a high mortality rate. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence of VAP in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit and to examine the effects of the implementation of ventilator bundles and staff education on its incidence. METHODS A 24-month-long(More)
We report the molecular findings in a child presenting with sideroblastic anemia and proximal tubulopathy. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from fibroblasts showed the presence of a 3.3-kb single deletion in 50% of the genomes. This mutation is, unlike other previously reported deletions in tubulopathy patients, not flanked by direct repeat sequences(More)