Roberto Stirbulov

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OBJECTIVE The purpose was to assess functional (balance L-L and A-P displacement, sit-to-stand test (SST) and Tinetti scale - balance and gait) and neurophysiological aspects (patellar and Achilles reflex and strength) relating these responses to the BODE Index. INTRODUCTION The neurophysiological alterations found in patients with chronic obstructive(More)
Many studies have shown important changes in lung function tests after coronary artery surgeries. It is controversial if off-pump surgery can give a better and shorter recovery than the on-pump. A prospective study was conducted on 42 patients submitted to coronary artery surgery and divided into two groups: 21 off-pump using intraluminal shunt (G (I)) and(More)
Heart rate variability (HRV) and respiration recorded during sleep from 8 patients suffering from difficult-to-control asthma were studied to investigate autonomic nervous system control of cardiac and respiratory activities, and of cardio-respiratory coupling during different sleep stages.
OBJECTIVES The Sit-to-Stand test (SST) is accepted and utilized during functional assessments of COPD patients, along with the 6-Minute Walk test (6MWT). Since there is a lack of evidence in literature regarding the neurophysiological effectiveness of SST compared to 6MWT, the present study is justified with the purpose of assessing the neurophysiological(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a multidisciplinary program of care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with the goal of improving the functional capacity and quality of life, as well as maintaining the clinical stability of COPD sufferers. However, not all patients are available for such a program despite discomfort(More)
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of COPD among patients treated in the healthcare system in Latin America is unknown. The PUMA study (Prevalencia y práctica habitUal -diagnóstico y tratamiento- en población de riesgo de EPOC en Médicos generalistas de 4 países de América Latina) screened at-risk patients attending primary care centers to evaluate the prevalence,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency of radiological manifestations of chest tuberculosis among the tuberculosis outpatients at the Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo Hospital, and to correlate these radiological findings with the sputum bacilloscopy. SAMPLE AND METHODS A review was made of the medical record cards and chest X-rays of all patients(More)
Allergic asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease, and has been considered a T helper-2-biased response. Studies suggest that neutrophils may be associated with exacerbation and asthma severity. We sought to evaluate the chemotactic activity and phagocytic capacity by peripheral blood neutrophils from individuals with controlled and uncontrolled(More)
INTRODUCTION Aging is known to be a major contributing factor to the increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). With aging, breathing undergoes significant changes during sleep, increasing the prevalence of apnea events, which affects heart rate variability (HRV) and cardiorespiratory coupling (CRC). OBJECTIVES To compare HRV and CRC during(More)