Thais Helena Abrahão Thomaz Queluz

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OBJECTIVE To identify potential prognostic factors for pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE), establishing a mathematical model to predict the risk for fatal PTE and nonfatal PTE. METHOD The reports on 4,813 consecutive autopsies performed from 1979 to 1998 in a Brazilian tertiary referral medical school were reviewed for a retrospective study. From the medical(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in hemodialysis is still unclear. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors associated with the presence of PH in chronic hemodialysis patients and to verify whether these factors might explain the highest mortality among them. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of(More)
BACKGROUND Prescribing is a complex and challenging task that must be part of a logical deductive process based on accurate and objective information and not an automated action, without critical thinking or a response to commercial pressure. The objectives of this study were 1) develop and implement a discipline based on the WHO's Guide to Good(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of nosocomial pneumonia in autopsies at a public university hospital; to identify the risk factors for nosocomial pneumonia and the potential prognostic factors associated with fatal nosocomial pneumonia and with fatal aspiration pneumonia; and to determine whether anatomopathological findings correlate with nosocomial(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical, radiological, and histopathological patterns of transbronchial biopsy (TBB) used in order to confirm the diagnosis in patients with clinical suspicion of interstitial lung disease (ILD) treated at a tertiary-care university hospital. METHODS We reviewed the medical records, radiology reports, and reports of transbronchial(More)
OBJECTIVE To increase the knowledge base regarding pulmonology research in Brazil. METHODS A retrospective, observational study of the abstracts published in the Annals of the Brazilian Pulmonology and Phthisiology Conferences held from 1986 to 2004, quantifying the institutions of origin by geographic distribution and type, as well as categorizing the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the quality of life and its association with daily physical activity in different contexts of life in osteoarthritis patients referred from Basic Health Care Units to a university-affiliated service. METHODS This is a crosssectional, case series study in which physical activity was evaluated by the International Physical Activity(More)
Objective: To study the clinical, radiological, and histopathological patterns of transbronchial biopsy (TBB) used in order to confirm the diagnosis in patients with clinical suspicion of interstitial lung disease (ILD) treated at a tertiary-care university hospital. Methods: We reviewed the medical records, radiology reports, and reports of transbronchial(More)
I was the editor of the Journal of Pulmonology from 1999 to 2002, a time during which the editor was also the Director of Communications of the Brazilian Thoracic Association (BTA), elected on a joint ticket in BTA elections. I worked in the administrations of Francisco Elmano Marques de Souza and Luiz Carlos Correia da Silva, both of whom lent me their(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been reported in hemodialysis patients, but data regarding its pathogenesis are scarce. This study aimed to evaluate the role of fluid overload in PH and its interrelationships with the usual biomarkers of micro-inflammatory state in hemodialysis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS In is a cross-sectional and(More)
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