Renato Santos de Oliveira

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CONTEXT Essential hyperhidrosis is a frequent disorder causing significant functional impairment. The advent and development of video-assisted thoracoscopic techniques now allows thoracic sympathectomy to be carried out precisely and safety with good results and minimal morbidity. OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of video-assisted thoracic sympathectomy in(More)
BACKGROUND Endometriosis is a disease with an unknown pathogenesis that can lead to infertility. Endometrial polyps, fibroids, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) have relatively high frequency and are causes of infertility. We hypothesized a possible relationship between the presence of polyps, fibroids, and PCOS in infertile women with endometriosis(More)
As part of the INTERSALT study, blood pressure, urinary electrolytes, age, and body mass index were assessed in a sample of 195 Yanomamo Indians from the Brazilian Amazon. Mean sodium excretion was 0.9 mmol/24 hr. Urinary sodium was lower than 1 mmol/24 hr in 84% of participants. Mean blood pressure was 96.0/60.6 mmHg (range 78/37 to 128/86). Systolic and(More)
BACKGROUND The initial dose of recombinant Follicle Stimulating Hormone [rFSH] to be used in assisted reproduction treatment depends on several factors, mainly the cause of the infertility and the patient's age. For young patients [≤35 years] usually an initial dose of around 150 IU of rFSH is recommended, but there are no studies proving that this should(More)
BACKGROUND Right pneumonectomy syndrome, a rare complication of pneumonectomy, is secondary to a shift of the mediastinum and remaining lung toward the pneumonectomy side, leading to extrinsic airway compression and stretching. CASE A 6-year-old boy started with initial symptoms of dyspnea on exertion, wheezing, and recurrent pneumonia 6 months after his(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS It is known that some markers of ovarian stimulation can help to personalize the treatment, adjusting the dose of exogenous rFSH, thus preventing excessive wear of the patient. We aimed to evaluate Ala307Thr and Asn680Ser genotypes of the FSHR gene in infertile women and correlate the findings with the results of ovarian response and(More)
A 59-year-old asymptomatic man, who had undergone cardiac valve surgery 40 years earlier, demonstrated a paracardiac mass on routine chest x-ray (Figure 1). Subsequently, a chest computed tomography scan was performed, which showed a 14.0 9.5 cm heterogeneous lesion, with lobulated contours, along the inferior aspect of the left and right ventricles (Figure(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the level of vitamin D3 in cutaneous melanoma patients, with or without disease activity, with reference values and with patients from a general hospital. METHODS The serum levels of vitamin D3 were measured in cutaneous melanoma patients, aged 20 to 88 years, both genders, from January 2010 to December 2013. The samples from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the distribution of larger diameter in the pathological report of cutaneous melanoma patients. METHODS Data were obtained from patients seen from 1994 to 2015. Date, sex, age, maximum diameter, histological subtype, primary site, microscopic thickness, mitoses, ulceration, vertical growth phase, and regression were the variables(More)