Thaiana Aragão Santana

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BACKGROUND Exercise echocardiography (EE) is an established method to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD). Chronotropic incompetence (CI) during the EE may be a marker of myocardial ischemia. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the additive value of CI during EE in CAD diagnosis. METHODS Between 2000 and 2006, 4042 patients (1900 men with(More)
BACKGROUND Chronotropic incompetence (CTI) is frequent in elderly patients and may limit the role of the exercise test in the identification of coronary artery disease (CAD) in this population. OBJECTIVE To assess the value of CTI in an elderly population in the diagnosis of CAD. METHODS A total of 3,308 patients were studied, 804 were elderly(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in diabetic patients. Although exercise echocardiography (EE) is established as a useful method for diagnosis and stratification of risk for CAD in the general population, there are few studies on its value as a prognostic tool in diabetic patients. The purpose of this investigation was(More)
Insecticide susceptibility of Anopheles albimanus and An. vestitipennis in Dajabon Province, Dominican Republic, was investigated. Only 74.3% of An. albimanus exposed to 4% DDT for 1 h died. The mortality in this species following exposure for 1 h to 0.25% permethrin was also 74.3%. However, this species was susceptible to malathion, fenitrothion and(More)
PURPOSE Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a distressing chemotherapy-induced symptom that may adversely impact the quality of life of cancer patients. METHODS We conducted a systematic search of the Pubmed, Bireme, and Cochrane databases for randomized clinical trials that were published in English and that evaluated the combination of(More)
The aim of the present study was to analyze the electromyographic (EMG) signals of the rectus femoris (RF), vastus lateralis (VL), tibialis anterior (TA) and soleus (SO) muscles in young healthy adults with and without the use of an experimental ankle-foot-orthosis (AFO) designed for patients with hemiparesis. Twenty-eight individuals with an average age of(More)
INTRODUCTION Chemoradiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx (SCCO) provides good results for locoregional disease control, with high rates of complete clinical and pathologic responses, mainly in the neck. OBJECTIVE To determine whether complete pathologic response after chemoradiotherapy is related to the prognosis of patients with SCCO.(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Nausea and vomiting are major inconveniences for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Despite standard preventive treatment, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) still occurs in approximately 50% of these patients. In an attempt to optimize this treatment, we evaluated the possible effects of carbamazepine for prevention of(More)
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