Patrícia Ciminelli Linhares Pinto

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UNLABELLED Tinnitus is a symptom present in approximately 15% of the world population. Most patients are between 40 and 80 years of age; the prevalence above 60 reaches 33%. About 20% have moderate to severe impact in the quality of life but the factors associated with the tinnitus annoyance are not completely known. AIM The objective of this study is to(More)
OBJECTIVES To systematically review the literature on the occurrence of psychiatric diagnoses in a tinnitus-affected population, and correlate the presence of psychiatric disorders with tinnitus-related annoyance and severity. METHOD A systematic review of the literature published between January 2000 and December 2012 was performed using PubMed, ISI Web(More)
Disseminated histoplasmosis is a disease with a high case-fatality rate, especially in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The disease can occur in various sites, such as the lungs, eyes, oral cavity, larynx, nervous system, gastrointestinal tract and, more rarely, the nasal sinus region. It is a cosmopolitan mycosis with a high(More)
UNLABELLED Piercing has become more and more popular among adolescents. The procedure is generally performed by unqualified professionals and carries its risk. Non-sterilized material or inappropiate hygiene increases the possibility of perichondritis and celulitis. The disease is characterized by erythema of the auricula pinna, unbearable pain and fever.(More)
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