Rodrigo Della Mea Plentz

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INTRODUCTION The evaluation of endothelial function has been performed in the arterial bed, but recently evaluation within the venous system has also been explored. Endothelial function studies employ different drugs that act as endothelium-dependent vasodilatory response inductors. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to compare the endothelium-dependent(More)
Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system imbalance has been strongly associated to sudden cardiac death. Among the non-pharmacological treatment, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) represents a possible therapeutic intervention to reduce sympathetic excitation and improve the sympatho-vagal balance in different clinical conditions. We(More)
OBJECTIVES To systematically review randomized controlled trials that assessed the effects of Global Postural Reeducation (GPR) on patient-reported outcomes in conditions of the musculoskeletal system. METHOD An electronic search of MEDLINE (via PubMed), EMBASE, Cochrane CENTRAL, and SciELO was performed from their inception to June 2015. Randomized(More)
BACKGROUND Whole body vibration (WBV) has been used to increase physical activity levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). OBJECTIVE To carry out a systematic review of the effects of WBV on the glycemic control, cardiovascular risk factors, and physical and functional capacity of patients with T2DM. METHOD MEDLINE, LILACS, PEDro, and(More)
An influence diagram (ID) is a method of graphical representation of uncertain knowledge, which can be employed to support decisions in health care using probabilistic reasoning. We aimed to describe the development of an ID to support the decision-making process in phase II at Cardiopulmonary and Metabolic Rehabilitation Program (CPMR). The development of(More)
OBJECTIVES The six-minute walk test has been widely used to evaluate functional capacity and predict mortality in several populations. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of the six-minute walk test for the life expectancy of end-stage renal disease patients. METHODS Patients over 18 years old who underwent hemodialysis for at(More)
BACKGROUND Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a rehabilitation method that can revert alterations provoked by aging, such as reductions in functional capacity and modifications on blood pressure variability (BPV). OBJECTIVES To evaluate the training effects of FES on functional capacity and BPV in a centenarian woman. METHODS A 101-year-old(More)
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