Vanessa F Almeida

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate electrophysiologically the auditory nerve and the auditory brainstem function of patients with tinnitus and normal-hearing thresholds using the auditory brainstem response (ABR). DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Ambulatory section of the Department of Otolaryngology, Hospital de Base de Brasília. PATIENTS Thirty-seven(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the birth of two healthy children after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with totally immotile spermatozoa recovered from the ejaculate. DESIGN Retrospective case report. SETTING University-based hospital. PATIENT(S) Four couples in whom spermatozoa recovered from the ejaculate were totally immotile but presented normal(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that tinnitus begins with outer hair cell dysfunction by recording transient (TEOAE) and distortion product evoked (DPOAE) oto-acoustic emissions in patients with normal hearing with (study group, SG) and without tinnitus (control group, CG). STUDY DESIGN Case control study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS SG had 32 patients with(More)
The pattern of metabolites of ciclosporin in blood and 24 h-urine of 58 liver graft recipients was routinely monitored by HPLC from transplantation until discharge from hospital. Liver function and ciclosporin metabolite pattern in patients with an uncomplicated clinical course and in those with cholestasis or acute rejection were compared. During(More)
Subtle neurological disturbances have been described in organophosphorus intoxication. Experimental studies have reported neuronal necrosis, particularly in animals experiencing seizures. The objective of the present work was to investigate if in rats (without seizures) exposed to an organophosphate agent, morphological changes occur in specific regions of(More)
Since 1992, we have applied a standard questionnaire to all our Meniere's syndrome patients. We ask about other family members affected by the symptoms and about the presence of the usual migraine symptom. Through this questionnaire we have identified a family that has some members affected by Meniere's syndrome alone, some others with associated migraine,(More)
The aim of this study was to elucidate the cause of a neurological syndrome characterized by stridor in adult goats with clinical signs of copper deficiency. The main clinical signs consisted of apathy, emaciation, pale mucous membranes, mucous nasal discharge, dyspnea, severe achromotrichia, diffuse alopecia, torpor, ataxia, and stridor. When the goats(More)
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