Rodrigo Bueno de Oliveira

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BACKGROUND The mechanism underlying increased perception of food bolus passage in the absence of esophageal mechanical obstruction has not been completely elucidated. A correlation between the intensity of the symptom and the severity of esophageal dysfunction, either motility (manometry) or bolus transit (impedance) has not been clearly demonstrated. The(More)
BACKGROUND Mineral bone disorder (MBD) is an early complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD), with complex interactions in the bone-kidney-energy axis. These events lead to impaired bone remodelling, which in turn is associated with cardiovascular disease. Recently, we reported on a positive effect of phosphate binder treatment on bone remodelling(More)
We studied oropharyngeal function in patients with Chagas' disease and oesophageal disease. Twenty-four patients with Chagas' disease, 17 of them with oesophageal disease, were submitted to scintigraphic oropharyngeal transit. A single swallow of a 10-mL bolus of water labelled with 40 MBq 99m Tc-phytate, followed by image acquisition at 20 images s-1(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 10-15% of adult population worldwide. Incident patients on hemodialysis, mainly those on urgent-start dialysis at the emergency room, have a high mortality risk, which may reflect the absence of nephrology care. A lack of data exists regarding the influence of baseline factors on the mortality of these(More)
BACKGROUND Normal values of the esophageal motor function parameters for high-resolution manometry (HRM-EPT) adopted by the Chicago classification were established using the proprietary system of Given Imaging. It is conceivable that normal values of a system do not apply to data from others. Most studies using HRM were based on supine swallows, whereas(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary density (UD) has been routinely used for decades as a surrogate marker for urine osmolality (Uosm). We asked if UD can accurately estimate Uosm both in healthy subjects and in different clinical scenarios of kidney disease. METHODS UD was assessed by refractometry. Uosm was measured by freezing point depression in spot urines obtained(More)
BACKGROUND Recent research has clarified the relationship between adipokines, metabolic syndrome (MS) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The results of animal and clinical studies have revealed a positive relationship between leptin and vascular smooth muscle cell counts and calcification, arterial rigidity, carotid thickness and the incidence of CVD.(More)
The potential role of nitrergic nerves in the regulation of the South American (SA) opossum ileocolonic junction (ICJ) function was investigated. In vitro, the effects of nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitors and NO inactivators on the non-adrenergic non-cholinergic (NANC) nerve-mediated relaxations of the circular muscle of the SA opossum ICJ were(More)
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