Simone N Miranda

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Ocimum selloi, a traditional medicinal plant from Brazil, is sold in open-air markets at Rio de Janeiro State. Hesperozygis myrtoides is a very aromatic small bush found in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, growing at an altitude of 1800m. The chemical composition of both essential oils was analyzed as well as their antimicrobial activity against fungi and(More)
INTRODUCTION Intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) therapy-associated articular complications are uncommon, occurring in only 0.5 to 1% of the patients. OBSERVATIONS We report two patients who were given intravesical BCG therapy for superficial bladder cancer. Both patients developed polyarthritis and fever related to intravesical BCG instillation.(More)
We describe three patients with severe refractory cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa, resulting in painful ulcers involving the lower limbs and causing toe necrosis. Due to the severity of the cutaneous manifestations, the three patients received intravenous immunoglobulins at a dose of 1 g/kg/day for 2 days monthly. After the second intravenous immunoglobulin(More)
Tuberculosis is a very common disease usualy related to bad social-economic conditions and sometimes with associated pleural effusion. Pleural sequelae are referred by some authors as a consequence that may interfere with lung function provoking respiratory failure in some critical situations. Some experts try to find clinical and biochemical parameters in(More)
PURPOSE More than one million patients received an oral anticoagulant treatment in France. This medication is the first aetiology of iatrogenic events. Recently, direct oral anticoagulant (DOA) provided efficacy and safety in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolic events. Given the growing increase in the prescription of these(More)
Small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is still unknown. Characterised by neuropathic pain, it typically begins by burning feet, but could take many other expression. SFN affects the thinly myelinated Aδ and unmyelinated C-fibers, by an inherited or acquired mechanism, which could lead to paresthesia, thermoalgic disorder or autonomic dysfunction. Recent studies(More)
BACKGROUND Initial morphological and functional markers of systemic sclerosis (SSc) are evidenced in microvascular structural damage. However, nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC) explores only morphological abnormalities. Sidestream Dark Field (SDF) imaging of sublingual microcirculation enables assessment of both morphological and functional capillary(More)
PURPOSE Infectious aortic aneurysms are rare, being responsible of less than 3% of aortic aneurysms. In this study, we report the clinical characteristics and the outcome of patients presenting with infectious aortic aneurysms in an internal medicine unit. METHODS Diagnosis of infection-related aortic aneurysm was obtained using: computed tomographic(More)
Erythromelalgia is a rare intermittent vascular acrosyndrome characterized by the combination of recurrent burning pain, warmth and redness of the extremities. It is considered in its primary form as an autosomal dominant neuropathy related to mutations of SCN9A, the encoding gene of a voltage-gated sodium channel subtype Nav1.7. Secondary erythromelalgia(More)
The intergenerational transmission of violence and the tendency for abused and neglected children to become abusers, delinquents, and violent offenders in their adult life is an important field to be understood. It is also important to understand these backgrounds to guide future preventative interventions. Through a cross-sectional study, the occurrence of(More)