Ricardo Mitsuo Sato

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PURPOSE To evaluate the distance, intermediate and near visual acuity of patients with bilateral cataract operated on both eyes corrected for distance in one eye and for near in the fellow eye, as well as, their stereo acuity and their general satisfaction. SETTINGS Hospital de Olhos de São Paulo and Complexo Hospitalar Padre Bento - Guarulhos - São Paulo(More)
Full-thickness dorsal hand and digit burns result in serious acute and chronic functional disability. Early wound closure is paramount to minimize functional impairment and improve ultimate cosmetic appearance. Fifty patients were followed for 2 to 6 years after excision and immediate autografting of full-thickness hand and digit burns. Based on the depth(More)
Povidone-iodine ointment is a widely used topical antimicrobial agent in thermally injured patients. In 17 patients with burns ranging from 4 to 85% TBSA this agent was applied to both partial- and full-thickness burns. Peak serum iodine levels in patients treated within 24 hours of injury ranged from 595 to 4,900 micrograms per dL. The amount of iodine(More)
A review of 102 cases of high-voltage electric injuries was performed. The average total body surface area was 15.2%. The average age was 32 years. The mortality was 2.1%. Advances in fluid therapy have virtually eliminated renal failure. Devitalized muscle was accurately identified preoperatively with the use of the technetium Tc 99m pyrophosphate muscle(More)
Thermal injuries to the hand constitute not only one of the most common burns, but one of the most difficult for the burn surgeon to treat. Early wound closure is mandatory if maximum functional return is to be attained and scarring minimized. Over the last three and one-half years, 60 patients with deep dermal dorsal hand and finger burns were treated by(More)
Hetastarch is a synthetic polysaccharide colloid that has been used clinically in the management of multiple trauma, hypovolemic shock, and postoperative cardiac patients. Our objective was to determine whether hetastarch is a safe alternative to blood products in burn shock resuscitation. Twenty-six patients received hetastarch during the colloid phase of(More)
In the present study, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were determined in 14 livers from specimens of the Brazilian sharpnose shark (Rhizoprionodon lalandii), which is an important economic resource for small-scale fisheries on the southeastern coast of Brazil. The following concentrations (lipid weight) of POPs were found: ∑PCBs: 1019±267 ng g(-1);(More)
This paper presents the results of the analysis of clinical data from a series of 132 thermally injured patients with 214 burned hands. The objective was to identify the factors affecting the pathogenesis of postburn hand deformities. The study indicates that deep burns have the worst prognosis and that circumferential burns are always followed by secondary(More)
13rd-year Resident in Ophthalmology, Tadeu Cvintal Ophthalmology Institute, São Paulo/SP, Brazil. 2Ophthalmologist, Retina and Vitreous Unit, Tadeu Cvintal Ophthalmology Institute, São Paulo/SP, Brazil. 3Ophthalmologist, Retina and Vitreous Unit, Tadeu Cvintal Ophthalmology Institute, São Paulo/SP, Brazil. 4Ophthalmologist, 2nd year fellow, Retina and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the correlation between the preoperative visual acuity (VA) obtained by the potential acuity meter (PAM) and the postoperative VA in a patient submitted to cataract surgery, as well as its correlation with the dominant morphologic classification of the cataract. METHODS This is a prospective study performed at the Hospital Monumento(More)