Rita de Cássia Meneses Rodrigues

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OBJECTIVE To present a decision model for elective (non-emergency) patient admissions control for distinct specialties on a periodic basis. The purpose of controlling patient admissions is to promote a more efficient utilization of hospital resources, thereby preventing idleness or excessive use of these resources, while considering their relative(More)
Acute confusion and memory loss associated with asymmetrical mesiotemporal hyperintensity on T2-weighted MRI are characteristic of herpes encephalitis. The authors report the case of a patient with these symptoms and MRI presentation who had neurosyphilis. Recently clinical and imaging patterns usually associated with herpes simplex encephalitis have been(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Pipecuronium is a non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocker with similar properties to pancuronium, but without cardiovascular effects. Neuromuscular effects, conditions of tracheal intubation, and hemodynamic repercussions of two different doses of pipecuronium were evaluated. METHOD Patients were divided into two groups according(More)
The authors report the case of a 52-year-old woman with depressive syndrome, treated with lamotrigine for about five months, who went to the emergency department for atypical precordial pain. The electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed a 2-mm downsloping ST-segment elevation and negative T waves in V1 and V2. Due to suspicion of ST-elevation acute coronary(More)
HER2 is overexpressed in about 30% of feline mammary carcinomas (FMC) and in 15-30% of breast cancers. Women with HER2-positive breast tumors are associated with shorter survival. This study aimed to optimize the detection and quantification of serum HER2 (sHER2) in cats and to evaluate its potential in diagnosing cats with mammary carcinomas (MC)(More)
Hypersensitivity reactions to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are common and five types of reactions have been defined. The prevalence of such reactions in patients with myocardial infarction is unclear, and so antiplatelet therapy in this population is a challenge. Various desensitization protocols have been developed but there are no specific(More)
Justificativa e Objetivos A escolha do cisatracúrio, especialmente nos doentes com insuficiência orgânica, parece ser benéfica, devido a sua eliminação órgão independente de Hofmann e menor tendência a liberar histamina. Este trabalho tem como objetivo determinar, em doentes portadores de insuficiência renal crônica, a farmacodinâmica do cisatracúrio(More)
BACKGROUND Different cardiovascular risk calculators and risk-based thresholds for initiating statin therapy are currently in use. Using coronary computed tomography angiography, we sought to compare the Pooled-Cohort Equation [atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) score] with the Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) in the identification of(More)
the potential implications for clinical practice. JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2013;6: 523–532. 24. Serruys PW, Onuma Y, Ormiston JA, de Bruyne B, Regar E, Dudek D, Thuesen L, Smits PC, Chevalier B, McClean D, Koolen J, Windecker S, Whitbourn R, Meredith I, Dorange C, Veldhof S, Miquel-Hebert K, Rapoza R, Garcia-Garcia HM. Evaluation of the second generation of a(More)