Monique Sedlmaier França

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the characteristics and infectious complications of neutropenic patients in a referral hospital. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out between April and September 2008, which enrolled all neutropenic patients identified by daily blood counts in the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Demographic(More)
Antimicrobial treatment is often indicated to neutropenic patients. Although renal failure is a common complication of many antibiotics, no information could be found in the literature defining which are the best screening criteria for detecting renal injury. In this paper, the authors aim to assess the progress to renal failure in neutropenic patients on(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess adherence of the prescribing physicians in a private cancer care center to the American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline for antiemetic prophylaxis, in the first cycle of antineoplastic chemotherapy. METHODS A total of 139 chemotherapy regimens, of 105 patients, were evaluated retrospectively from 2011 to 2013. RESULTS We(More)
63 Background: Palliative sedation (PS) is an intervention to treat refractory symptoms and to relieve suffering at the end of life. Its prevalence and practice patterns vary widely. METHODS This is a retrospective study of the use of PS in cancer patients who died at our comprehensive cancer center between March 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014. PS was(More)
OBJECTIVES This study is a meta-analysis of prior publications evaluating the impact of time-to-chemotherapy (TTC) on disease recurrence and survival 3 years after the original surgery. METHODS We performed a meta-analysis of studies published in PubMed (1950-2016) as of April 2016. Inclusion criteria were as follows: randomized controlled trials and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the overall survival of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer and evaluate factors that impact prognosis in a private cancer center. METHODS Data from the Hospital Cancer Registry at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein were retrospectively collected. The patients enrolled had metastatic cancer at diagnosis or earlier staging and(More)
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