Samira Saady Morhy

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OBJECTIVES This paper aims to perform global assessment of long-term cardiac function in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients under TNF blockage therapy. METHODS Twenty-five polyarticular-course JIA patients pre-anti-TNF and 22 healthy controls underwent conventional/tissue Doppler echocardiography and cardiac biomarkers measurements (N-terminal(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess prognosis of pulmonary thromboembolism using tissue Doppler echocardiography and brain natriuretic peptide. METHODS Patients aged over 18 years were evaluated within 24 hours of confirmed diagnosis (chest tomography/pulmonary scintigraphy) of pulmonary embolism using two-dimensional echocardiography and tissue Doppler for right(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of the right ventricular (RV) function by echocardiography in patients with pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is complex and frequently qualitative. Tissue Doppler has been used for the semiquantitative assessment of this chamber, although with some limitations. OBJECTIVE To evaluate RV function in PTE using tissue-Doppler(More)
AIMS Coil protrusion into the left pulmonary artery (LPA) has been described after transcatheter closure of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). The possible impact of such a finding in lung perfusion has not been completely clarified. We evaluated Doppler flow velocities and lung perfusion in patients submitted to that procedure. METHODS After(More)
BACKGROUND Focused echocardiographic examinations performed by intensivists and emergency room physicians can be a valuable tool for diagnosing and managing the hemodynamic status of critically ill children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the learning curve achieved using a theoretical and practical training program designed to enable pediatric(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI (Marateaux-Lamy syndrome) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by deficient activity of the enzyme N-acetylgalactosamine-4-sulphatase (arylsulphatase B). Cytoplasmic vacuoles full of dermatan sulphate are observed in endothelial cells, myocyte, and fibroblasts, compromising the function of cardiovascular structures and(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify clinical and echocardiographic parameters associated with the evolution of the ductus arteriosus in neonates with birth weight lower than 1,500g. METHODS Retrospective study of 119 neonates in which clinical parameters (Prenatal: maternal age, risk of infection and chorioamnionitis, use of corticosteroid, mode of delivery and(More)
BACKGROUND TEE is a semi-invasive tool broadly used and its utilization associated to sedatives drugs might to affect the procedure safety. OBJECTIVE to analyze aspects of TEE safety associated to the use of Midazolan (MZ) and Flumazenil (FL) and the influence of the clinical variables on the event rate. METHOD prospective study with 137 patients that(More)
Deteriorating ventricular function is a major concern after the Senning operation. A Doppler-derived non-geometric measurement, the so-called myocardial performance index, has been described for use in adults and children. We aimed to assess the utility of this index as a method for quantification of right ventricular function in patients in the late(More)
The impact of pulmonary embolism on right ventricular (RV) performance can be evaluated by echocardiography, however, the relationship between pulmonary vascular involvement and RV burden is controversial. To assess the effect of clot burden on RV performance we studied 85 patients (aged 53 ± 17 years, 39 female) with confirmed PE by multislice computed(More)