Nilton Carlos Spinola Machado

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the health-related quality of life in children with functional defecation disorders. METHODS One hundred children seen consecutively were enrolled and subdivided into three subsets according to the Roma II classification criteria: functional constipation (n = 57), functional fecal retention (n = 29) and nonretentive functional(More)
We studied 101 patients (88 men and 13 women, mean age 54.5 +/- 10 years) who arrived at the hospital during the first 6 hours of acute myocardial infarction evolution. Our objective was to assess the reliability of clinical and laboratory signs of recanalization using intravenous streptokinase as a thrombolytic agent. The mean time between the beginning of(More)
Methods: we investigated 78 patients with ARF at onset and follow-up, 22 with isolated chorea at onset, 45 with recurrent oropharyngeal tonsillitis, and 23 with recent flare of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. We tested ASO with automated particle-enhanced immunonephelometric assay (Behring®-Germany). The ASO (IU/ml) titers were assessed at the following time(More)
PURPOSE This study sought to evaluate the immediate and follow-up results of percutaneous balloon dilatation for the treatment of membranous subaortic stenoses. METHODS Fourteen patients with mean age 11.4 +/- 5.2 years, were submitted to the procedure. They were selected when the echocardiogram showed a thin subaortic membrane that was far from the(More)
Primary balloon dilatation of supravalvar aortic stenosis was attempted in three patients: a 20 year old woman, a seven month old boy, and a 12 year old girl. Balloon catheters (Mansfield) with diameters of 25 mm, 8 mm, and 15 mm were used in the three patients respectively. The systolic pressure gradient across the aortic narrowing decreased considerably(More)
Left ventricular free wall rupture is a dramatic but not always fatal complication from myocardial acute infarction. However, if proper diagnosis is delayed, surgical treatment may be compromised. The authors report a case of large pseudoaneurysm in left ventricular inferior wall diagnosed on angiography study.
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate the histopathological lesions in the upper gastrointestinal mucosa associated with Helicobacter pylori infection in children with nonulcer dyspepsia. METHODS A cross-sectional case-control study was performed on 185 Brazilian children and adolescents (4-17 years, mean 9.5 ± 2.7 years), 63.2% girls,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to analyse the role of 2D echocardiogram (ECHO) in the diagnosis of massive pulmonary embolism (PE), and in the follow-up after fibrinolytic or surgical treatment. METHODS Echocardiographic studies were retrospectively analysed in seven patients, 5 male, mean age 37 +/- 19 years, with massive pulmonary embolism (PE)(More)