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During thyroid tumor progression, cellular de-differentiation may occur and it is commonly accompanied by metastatic spread and loss of iodine uptake. Retinoic acid (RA) administration might increase iodine uptake in about 40% of patients, suggesting that RA could be a promising therapeutic option for radioiodine non-responsive thyroid carcinoma, although a(More)
We identified the etiological agents responsible for two fatal cases of rhinocerebral mucormycosis with the classical risk factor for uncontrolled type II diabetes mellitus. Their initial symptoms did not point immediately to the suspicion of mucormycosis. Case 1, caused by Rhizopus microsporus var. oligosporus, was a 52-year-old man who presented with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify the predictive value of two tests (neurological assessment and ultrasonography) performed at the time of discharge, with respect to the neuromotor and cognitive development of premature infants. METHODS Seventy very low birth weight premature infants (below 1,500 g), admitted to the Neonatal Department between 1992 and 1994 were(More)
BACKGROUND Streptococcus bovis is a classical etiology of endocarditis and is associated with colonic lesions. No series of cases from Brazil has been described. OBJECTIVES To describe aspects of S. bovis endocarditis. METHODS This is a case series of patients admitted to a cardiac surgery referral center, during the years 2005-2014. Clinical,(More)
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