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)
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)
A 61-year-old woman was seen at the intensive care unit because of myoclonic status. Her medical history included arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes. In the previous year she had been hospitalized because of dilated cardiomyopathy (ejection fraction 21%) and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. At that time she was managed with an(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)
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)
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