Paula N Lima

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We present a case of a 34-year-old male with dilated cardiomyopathy in whom we performed a new surgical procedure; i.e., ventricular volume reduction to improve function. This initial human experience was preceded by a series of ten sheep in which we demonstrated that by enlarging the left ventricle (LV), the ejection fraction was reduced, and by restoring(More)
BACKGROUND Nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (NVUGIB) is associated with important mortality. More information is needed in order to improve NVUGIB management. The aims of this study were: (a) characterizing Portuguese patients and clinical approaches used in NVUGIB, (b) comparing management used in Portugal with management globally used in(More)
The knowledge on diet composition of the freshwater mussel Diplodon enno (Ortmann) would aid in its culture and propagation allowing, this way, the replacement of natural endangered populations in Brazil. Microalgae are the main food source for captive mussels and unionids have displayed an ability to sort algae based on the cellular characteristics prior(More)
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