Pollyanna Silveira

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In a randomized, blind study, both the antithrombotic efficacy (reduction of thrombus weight) and potency (anti-Xa activity) of several commercially available low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) were compared with those of unfractioned heparin (UFH) and placebo. Three different thrombogenic challenges were used: venous thrombosis was induced by direct(More)
Self-stigma occurs when members of a stigmatized group internalize negative views of themselves, resulting in devaluation and withdrawal. Studies have shown that people with substance use are heavily stigmatized and may internalize these negative beliefs about themselves. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between self-stigma and sociodemographic(More)
Homocystinuria was first described in 1962. The disease affects several systems including the eyes, skeletal and nervous and vascular systems. We present the case of a 28-year old woman who presented with a severe occlusive arteriopathy. Screening for the most usual causes of arterial disease in young patients was negative, but a study of aminoaciduria and(More)
We present our experience with arterio-venous traumatic fistulas. Seven cases, between 6 patients are reviewed. Respective etiologies were: 4 cases after an accidental traumatism, 2 cases produced by iatrogenicity and 1 case of idiopathic etiology. Respective localizations were: 6 cases at lower limbs (85.7%) and one case at cervical column (14.2%). All(More)
A young female patient had a recurrence of severe spherocytic anemia there years after having been submitted to splenectomy. The presence of two accessory spleens with a size of 3.5 cm and 4.0 cm, was demonstrated by technetium scanning and ultrasound images. Surgical removal of these noduli resulted again in prompt recovery. The development of the spleen(More)
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