Sérgio Hecker Luz

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objective: The main purpose of this study was to compare performance of the Ramsay and Richmond sedation scores on mechanically ventilated critically ill patients, in a universityaffiliated hospital. Methods: This was a 4-month prospective study, which included a total of 45 patients mechanically ventilated, with at least 48 hours stay in the intensive care(More)
Rotaviruses A (RV-A) infection is the most common cause of acute diarrheal diseases in infants and the dissemination of these viruses in the environment represents a public health hazard. The present study aims to evaluate reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) based protocols for the detection of RV-A genes in different types of(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the neurological maturation of fetuses between 21 and 30 weeks' gestation by the auditory evoked response. METHODS The auditory evoked responses of 25 normal singleton fetuses were observed once a week from 21 to 30 weeks' gestation. The stimulus consisted of five pulses of sinusoidal waves, for 2 s, at 1500 cycles/s, with a sound(More)
There are numerous reasons why analgesic-sedative drugs must often be used in critically ill patients. Patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) are constantly submitted to intense psychological suffering caused by fear, anxiety, sleep-wake disturbances, uncomfortable manipulation and immobility in the bed. All this, may unleash psychotic conditions(More)
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