Rodrigo Diaz Olmos

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A case of a 37-week pregnant woman who developed a hemorrhagic syndrome and acute renal failure after contact with Lonomia caterpillars is reported. The accident also initiated labour and the patient gave birth to an alive child. Some pathophysiological aspects of the genital bleeding and of the acute renal failure are discussed.
Thyroid disorders are highly prevalent, occurring most frequently in aging women. Thyroid-associated symptoms are very similar to symptoms of the aging process; thus, improved methods for diagnosing overt and subclinical hypothyroidism in elderly people are crucial. Thyrotropin measurement is considered to be the main test for detecting hypothyroidism.(More)
Some authors have suggested that a zero calcium score (CAC) can be used to rule out the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. Objective this study is to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a zero CAC when compared to the coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) at the emergency department. 135 symptomatic patients with no previous coronary heart(More)
INTRODUCTION Urinary tract infection (UTI) has a high incidence and recurrence, therefore, treatment is empirical in the majority of cases. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to analyze the urine cultures performed at a secondary hospital, during two periods, 2005-2006 and 2010-2011, and to estimate the microbial resistance. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
Sao Paulo Med J/Rev Paul Med 2001; 119(4):130. Salt and humanity are very old companions. The agricultural revolution started ten thousand years ago, and salt was responsible for where human populations settled because of its food conservation properties. Populations like the Yanomani that do not use salt for preparing food do not like it when salt is added(More)
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