Vinícius José da Silva Nina

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BACKGROUND In Brazil, there are few studies of the metabolic syndrome in the general population, and even fewer studies that establish a correlation between metabolic syndrome and climacteric. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components among climacteric women. METHODS Cross-sectional study with 323 climacteric women,(More)
Commercial bioprosthetic heart valves are commonly preserved in glutaraldehyde and are cytotoxic to host cells, preventing spontaneous endothelialization. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the potential for in vivo endothelialization of bioprostheses treated by the L-Hydro process which consists of mild extraction of antigenic substances and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the RIFLE (Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss and End-stage Renal Failure) and AKIN (Acute Kidney Injury Network) criteria for diagnosis of acute kidney injury after coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS Retrospective cohort. 169 patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting from January 2007 through December 2008 were analyzed.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence, risk factors, and the clinical outcome of patients undergone coronary artery bypass grafting who progressed with Acute Renal Failure (ARF). METHODS A retrospective cohort prospective study was performed from data of 186 patients undergone surgery from January 2003 through June 2006. The stored data were analyzed(More)
Pericardial cysts are uncommon congenital abnormalities. Most are asymptomatic and are found incidentally on chest roentgenograms. Giant cysts are an even more uncommon finding, and reports of their natural history, presentation and management are few. In this report the authors describe a case of a giant pericardial cyst with symptoms of mediastinal(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary intracardiac tumors are rare and approximately 50% are myxomas. The majority of myxomas are located in the left atrium and have variable clinical presentation. We report a case of a large myxoma in the right atrium, which is an uncommon location for this type of tumor. CASE PRESENTATION A 45-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the experience with the reconstruction of the chest wall utilizing metal brace to reduce the tension in the suture lines of myocutaneous flap in cases of mediastinitis. METHODS From July 2001 to February 2006, 1389 heart surgeries were performed in our institution of which eight (0.6%) developed mediastinitis. Seven were male and(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the prevalence of arterial hypertension (AH) and its risk factors in the less developed regions of Brazil. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of arterial hypertension and its associated factors in the population > 18 years in São Luís, state of Maranhão according to the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee (JNC(More)
The authors report the successful surgical removal of a foreign body (7 x 1 cm wooden stick) from the right atrial of a 8 year-old child 77 days after a transfixing chest trauma caused by falling over a fence. The clinical presentation was infective endocarditis confirmed by the presence of an intraatrial mass at echocardiography. The postoperative course(More)
This study aimed to analyze aspects related to choice of type of delivery in two maternity hospitals, one public and the other private, in São Luís, Maranhão State, Brazil. This cross-sectional study compared 163 primiparous women in a public maternity hospital and 89 in a private hospital, with mean ages of 21.63 +/- 5.24 and 28.8 +/- 5.41 years,(More)