Rodrigo A. Ávila

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There is limited information on the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) although AKI may contribute to morbidity and mortality. We investigated the incidence of AKI in patients with moderate and severe TBI and the association of AKI with risk factors and outcomes in these patients. We studied all TBI patients(More)
Matricide, the killing of a mother by her biological child, is a rare event. We report a case of matricide associated with a woman who sustained a right ventromedial prefrontal lesion during surgery for nasal polyposis that was performed when she was 40 years old. After her surgery, she developed psychotic symptoms associated with the emergence of(More)
We present a case of urticaria caused by antihistamines in a patient with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) sensitivity. A 35-year-old man experienced, on 2 separate occasions, immediate generalized urticaria during treatment with ibuprofen and naproxen, respectively. A single-blind, placebo-controlled oral challenge (SBPCOC) with piroxicam was(More)
Bud rot (BR), caused by Phytophthora palmivora, is one of the most devastating diseases affecting oil palm. It has destroyed oil palm plantations in countries throughout Latin America. To assess their resistance to BR, two cultivars of African oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) and two interspecific OxG (E. oleifera × E. guineensis Coari × La Mé and Coari ×(More)
From the study of two groups of patients-133 cases of Extrinsic Pulmonary Granulomatoses (E.P.G.) and 360 cases of exposure to various occupational environments who were routinely submitted to nasal biopsies the authors conclude that granulomatous rhinitis is either a manifestation of E.P.G. or an independent entity which can appear in individuals exposed(More)
Twenty-eight patients were included in a double-blind placebo-controlled study of a vaccine containing tyrosine-adsorbed Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus antigen (Migen(R)). The aim of the trial was to show the efficacy and safety of Migen as a 6-injection course, with or without a follow-up course of 6 maintenance doses, for the treatment of bronchial(More)
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