Natália de Albuquerque Rocha

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BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an uncommon but serious complication after trauma. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, clinical characteristics and outcome of AKI after trauma. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a retrospective study performed from January 2006 to January 2008 in an emergency specialized hospital in Fortaleza(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare clinical manifestations, laboratory data, morbidity and mortality between adults and children with visceral leishmaniasis, with a focus on kidney function. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study with 432 patients with visceral leishmaniasis diagnosed at 1 center in the northeast of Brazil. Patients(More)
We investigated the factors associated with renal dysfunction in leprosy patients from Brazil. We report on a historical cohort of leprosy patients followed in two hospitals in Fortaleza City in northeastern Brazil. The factors associated with renal dysfunction were investigated. A total of 923 patients were included, with a mean age of 41.5 ± 19.1 years,(More)
BACKGROUND Denosumab and abiraterone were approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2011 for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Neither denosumab nor abiraterone is known to cause rhabdomyolysis. CASE PRESENTATION A 76-year-old Caucasian man with metastatic prostate cancer presented with non-oliguric(More)
BACKGROUND There is no comprehensive study about renal function in children with visceral leishmaniasis (VL). The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in children with VL using pRIFLE classification and to determine the risk factors for AKI. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted with 146 patients(More)
There are few studies regarding the clinical presentation of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in children. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical manifestations, major complications and causes of death in children with VL. A retrospective study was performed with pediatric patients (< or = 14 years old) with a diagnosis of VL in Fortaleza, state(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to investigate tubular and glomerular function after visceral leishmaniasis (VL) treatment with pentavalent antimonials. METHODS This is a prospective study including 14 patients with VL diagnosis treated with pentavalent antimonials. Urine acidification and concentration tests were performed. Estimated glomerular(More)
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE Some antimicrobial agents are active in vitro against Leptospiras. The use of penicillins at the late stage of leptospirosis is still controversial. We aimed to evaluate the use of penicillin in patients with leptospirosis-associated acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS A retrospective study was conducted of patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to investigate predictive factors for intensive care unit (ICU) admission among patients with severe leptospirosis. METHODS This is a retrospective study with all patients with severe leptospirosis admitted to a tertiary hospital. Patients were divided in ICU and ward groups. Demographical, clinical and laboratory data(More)
BACKGROUND The elderly population is increasing all over the world. The need of intensive care by the elderly is also increasing. There is a lack of studies investigating the risk factors for death among critically ill elderly patients. This study aims to investigate the factors associated with death in a population of critically ill elderly patients(More)