Rogério Gastal Xavier

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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is characterized by fever and lymphadenopathy, usually localized in the cervical region. This disease principally affects young females. It can be confused with lymphoma, adenocarcinoma metastasis and tuberculosis. We report two cases of KikuchiFujimoto disease. In the first case, a 28-year-old female had been treated for(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Learning curves have proved to be useful tools to monitor the performance of a worker on a new assignment. Those curves have been used to evaluate several medical procedures. The objective of this study was to evaluate the learning of orotracheal intubation (OTI) with the Truview EVO2 laryngoscope with the CUSUM learning curve. (More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus is endemic in Rio Grande do Sul, the most southern state of Brazil, where the incidence reaches 27 out of 100,000 inhabitants per year. Palliative treatments, surgical or nonsurgical, impose lower mortality and lower costs. The choice of the best treatment for each patient depends on the neoplasia staging, and the(More)
We describe a case series of 35 patients with either benign (14) or malignant (21) tracheal stenosis who were treated using a novel silicone stent, the HCPA-1, designed to prevent migration. Between March 2001 and September 2008, 13 women and 22 men received 41 HCPA-1 stents. The median duration of stenting in benign cases was 457 days (range, 4-2,961(More)
PURPOSE To develop an animal model of diaphragmatic electrical stimulation able to generate an appropriate ventilatory support through the direct implantation of electrodes in the diaphragm (electroventilation). METHODS Six New Zealand female rabbits (2-3 kg) were placed on mechanical ventilation. Then, a laparotomy was performed in order to identify the(More)
This article describes the development of a Nitinol tracheal stent (HCPA NiTi-stent) and its application in a feline animal model. Straight-annealed, bright-polished Nitinol wire (55.8%Ni-44.2%Ti) was weaved around a 40-mm-long metal fixture with 8-mm diameter. The prototypes were submitted to different times of shape-setting heat treatment (530 degrees C),(More)