Mario Júlio Franco

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of transdermal nitroglycerin (GTN) and sildenafil citrate on Doppler velocity waveforms of the uterine (UtA), umbilical (UA) and fetal middle cerebral (MCA) arteries in pregnancies with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). METHODS This was a prospective study of 35 singleton pregnancies (gestational age, 24-31 weeks)(More)
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) complicates 10% of monochorionic twin pregnancies and it is consequence of an unbalanced exchange blood through the vascular anastomoses at placental surface. If not treated, mortality rates in TTTS may be as high as 80-100%. Laser photocoagulation of the placental anastomoses is the first treatment option; however,(More)
BACKGROUND The increase in overall rates of cesarean sections (CS) in Brazil causes concern and it appears that multiple factors are involved in this fact. In 2009, undergraduate students in the first and final years of medical school at the University of Santa Catarina answered questionnaires regarding their choice of mode of delivery. The aim of the study(More)
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