Natascha Fonseca

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Autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AIRD) are not uncommon in the general population and up to one third of hospitalized patients with AIRD may need admission to intensive care unit (ICU). This paper describes the causes of admission, the clinical features and outcome of 24 AIRD patients admitted to a medical ICU from a third level hospital. Thirteen patients(More)
UNLABELLED Mucositis, gingivitis, herpetic stomatitis and candidiasis are a potential source of systemic infection in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Their severity and incidence may be reduced with procedures based on the prevention and elimination of sources causing oral infection and irritation. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this investigation was to(More)
The island of São Luis in the State of Maranhão, constituted by the municipalities of São Luis-SL (835,428 inhabitants), São José de Ribamar-SJR (60,633 inhabitants) and Paço do Lumiar-PL (80,274 inhabitants), has been suffering dengue (DEN) fever epidemics since 1995, caused by DEN-1. In 1996, from August through October, an aleatory sero-epidemiologic(More)
Predictor variables of intra-hospital lethality among infants with pyogenic meningitis due to Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, and Streptococcus pneumoniae were identified using data from a follow-up study of infants with bacterial meningitis. The infants who were admitted to Couto Maia Hospital from March 1, 1997 to December 31, 1997(More)
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