Telma Antunes

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to quantify the interaction between increased intra-abdominal pressure and Positive-End Expiratory Pressure. METHODS In 30 mechanically ventilated ICU patients with a fixed tidal volume, respiratory system plateau and abdominal pressure were measured at a Positive-End Expiratory Pressure level of zero and 10 cm H2O. The(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review as best the critical care clinicians can recruit the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) lungs and keep the lungs opened, assuring homogeneous ventilation, and to present the experimental and clinical results of these mechanical ventilation strategies, along with possible improvements in patient outcome based on selected(More)
To the Editor: Dr Bosch and colleagues conducted a systematic review of treatment of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)–associated vasculitis, including Wegener granulomatosis. However, their article did not discuss the increased incidence of thromboembolic events in patients with Wegener granulomatosis and the possible role of anticoagulation in(More)
OBJECTIVE Behcet's syndrome, or Behcet's disease (BD), is a multisystem pathology, and survival is related to pulmonary involvement. However, it appears that different treatments correlate with different prognoses. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical and tomographic evolution, as well as the survival, of patients with BD-related pulmonary(More)
PURPOSE The frontline treatment for localized muscle-invasive bladder carcinoma (MIBC) is radical cystectomy. However, a significant percentage of this population is elderly with either severe co-morbidities or suboptimal general health, increasing the per- and post-operative risk when undergoing a radical cystectomy. Conservative treatment options have(More)
OBJECTIVES to evaluate the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in the pre-operative T and N staging of gastric cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS 41 consecutive patients with gastric cancer (35 carcinomas and 6 lymphomas) underwent EUS using an Olympus GF-UM20, with 360 degrees sector scan and interchangeable frequency (7.5-12 MHz). They were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence of asthma symptoms in young amateur swimmers, and to describe the clinical treatment of the children with asthma in a private sports club in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS The study included 171 amateur swimmers, ranging from 6 to14 years of age. All of the participants or their legal guardians were asked to(More)
Objective: To investigate the incidence of asthma symptoms in young amateur swimmers, and to describe the clinical treatment of the children with asthma in a private sports club in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Methods: The study included 171 amateur swimmers, ranging from 6 to14 years of age. All of the participants or their legal guardians were asked to(More)
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