Raimundo Fernandes

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Echocardiography was used to study the quantitative and qualitative alterations of pulmonary valve echograms. 228 infants and children with congenital heart disease and with known pulmonary artery pressure were studied to evaluate which echocardiographic parameters would be most useful in predicting pulmonary artery hypertension. Right ventricular systolic(More)
Rosiglitazone, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) agonist of the thiazolidinedione class, is a major insulin-sensitizing drug widely used to treat type-2 diabetes. Rosiglitazone causes myocardial hypertrophy in rodents and increases the risk of cardiac events in man. To better characterize its cardiac effects, male Wistar rats were(More)
BACKGROUND In clinical use, midazolam reduces the dose requirement for propofol. We studied the effect of midazolam given before anaesthesia on the amount of propofol needed and the time taken, to achieve loss of consciousness (LOC) in 20 patients. METHODS We compared the auditory evoked responses (AER) in these patients with those in a group of 20(More)
Ischemic colitis is the most common subtype of intestinal ischemia usually resulting from vasospasm, vessel occlusion or mesenteric hypoperfusion. Neuroleptics have seldom been linked to ischemic colitis by blocking peripheral anticholinergic and antiserotonergic receptors inducing severe gastrointestinal paresis. We report a young patient with severe(More)
Although the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score has been used to evaluate mortality of patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation, it has not established if it correlates with post-liver transplantation prognosis. The aim of this study is to assess if there is a relationship between pretransplantation MELD and post-transplantation(More)
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