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)
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 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)
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)
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 14.0ϫ9.5 cm heterogeneous lesion, with lobulated contours, along the inferior aspect of the left and right ventricles(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)
Solitary fibrous tumour of the pleura causing bulging of the thoracic wall in a 44-year-old man A 44-year-old male patient presented with right chest pain for 6 years, along with progressive swelling in the same region. He did not report fever, weight loss, trauma or previous surgery. On physical examination, a 5 cm focal bulge was observed in the right(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)
A 61-year-old woman presented with dyspnea and intense cough. Chest radiography showed opacity of the entire left hemithorax and computed tomography of the chest confirmed a solid heterogeneous mass extending from apex to base, with foci of calcification and areas of low attenuation. Left upper lobe resection was performed, removing the tumor in large(More)