Maria Helena Sampaio Favarato

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Despite advances related to the prevention and treatment in the past few years, many lives are lost to cardiac arrest and cardiovascular events in general in Brazil every year. Basic Life Support involves cardiovascular emergency treatment mainly in the pre-hospital environment, with emphasis on the early recognition and delivery of cardiopulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVES New evidence has lightened the linkage between psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and the development of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD). We aimed to describe the prevalence of cardiovascular events and associated risk factors among patients with PsA. METHODS Retrospective evaluation of medical records from consecutive PsA patients who(More)
Mice harboring 1, 2, or 3 copies of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene were used to evaluate the quantitative role of the ACE locus on obesity. Three-copy mice fed with a high-fat diet had lower body weight and peri-epididymal adipose tissue than did 1- and 2-copy mice (P < 0.05). On regular diet, 3-copy mice had to eat more to maintain the same(More)
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a systemic, polymorphic joint disease with variable presentation and clinical course. The outcome depends on the association with severe comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia. Early diagnosis requires a high degree of clinical suspicion, especially when skin manifestations are subtle and poorly defined.(More)
Cutaneous mucinosis is a group of conditions involving an accumulation of mucin or glycosaminoglycan in the skin and its annexes. It is described in some connective tissue diseases but never in association with mixed connective tissue disease. This report concerns two cases of cutaneous mucinosis in patients with mixed connective tissue disease in(More)
Mailing Address: Renan Gianotto-Oliveira • Laboratório de Simulação em Emerg. Cardiovasculares (LTSEC) Av. Dr. Enéas de Carvalho Aguiar, 44 2o andar, Postal Code 05403-900, São Paulo, SP Brazil E-mail: Manuscript received June 02, 2013; revised manuscript August 20, 2013; accepted August 20, 2013.
INTRODUCTION Cardiac involvement is frequent in inflammatory myopathies. Electrocardiogram (ECG) may show evidence of this involvement and its changes should be well-known and described. OBJECTIVES Due to the lack of studies in the literature, we conducted an analysis of the ECG findings in patients with dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM),(More)
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