Vera Lucia Braatz

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UNLABELLED Neurological diseases are prevalent in the emergency room (ER). The aim of this study was to compare the neurological diagnoses between younger and older patients evaluated in the ER of a tertiary care hospital. METHOD Patients admitted to the ER who required neurological evaluation in the first 24 hours were separated into two groups based on(More)
Epileptic disorders are a well-known adverse effect of b-lactams. However, the epileptogenicity of drugs in this class varies widely. 1,2 This paper reports a case of myoclonus induced by meropenem, a carbapenem with low proconvulsive activity. 2 2. Case study A 61-year-old woman was seen at the intensive care unit because of myoclonic status. Her medical(More)
UNLABELLED The clinical diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) is susceptible to misdiagnosis, especially in the earlier stages of the disease. Recently, in vivo imaging techniques assessing the presynaptic dopamine transporter (DAT) have emerged as a useful tool in PD diagnosis, improving its accuracy. OBJECTIVE It was to illustrate the clinical(More)
Organ transplantation is the only alternative for many patients with terminal diseases. The increasing disproportion between the high demand for organ transplants and the low rate of transplants actually performed is worrisome. Some of the causes of this disproportion are errors in the identification of potential organ donors and in the determination of(More)
A 39-year-old man presented with progressive headache, nauseas, blurriness and cortical blindness. Blood pressure: 230x140 mmHg. Glasgow score: 15. Fundoscopy revealed hypertensive retinopathy and papille de ma. Neurological examination was normal. Brain ma gnetic resonance imaging revealed area of swelling and high signal on FLAIR-weighted images on the(More)
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