Reinaldo Afonso Fernandes

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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)
The antidepressant effects and side effects of mianserin and maprotiline were assessed in a double-blind trial in 62 inpatients (34 men and 28 women; mean age, 43.6 years) with primary depressive illness. For the first week of the trial, 32 patients received 30 mg/day of mianserin and 30 patients received 75 mg/day of maprotiline; for the next three weeks,(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)
Caroli's disease (CD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by intrahepatic cystic dilatation of the bile ducts. Patients with bilobar or progressive disease may require orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). In the MELD era, living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) raised as the ultimate treatment option for these patients, once their MELD(More)
Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver (IPTL) is a rare condition, but an important differential diagnosis of hepatic space-occupying lesions. It may regress spontaneously and mimic other liver tumors. Complications are usually intrahepatic. Herein, we present a case of IPTL which developed pleural empyema and lung necrosis as an uncommon complication.
Anatomical resection of segment VIII (SVIII) is one of the most difficult hepatectomies to perform. Although it is the best choice of surgical treatment for tumors located at SVIII, its feasibility can be compromised when the right hepatic vein (RHV) must be resected en bloc with SVIII. Herein we describe a case of a cirrhotic patient that was submitted to(More)