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BACKGROUND The recent publication of the MADIT-CRT and RAFT trials has more than doubled the number of patients in which a direct comparison of the combination of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) versus ICD alone was carried out. The present meta-analysis aims to assess the impact of combined CRT and… (More)
Thirty-two Brazilian families with MODY phenotype were screened for GCK and HNF1A mutations. GCK mutations were found in 8 families, all patients with mild asymptomatic hyperglycaemia; 3 of them are novel: p.Asp365Asn, p.Gly81Asp and p.Val253Leu. Previously described mutations in HNF1A were found in 2 families.
BACKGROUND Phototherapy consists of exposure to ultraviolet radiation for therapeutic reasons. Radiation is already used in dermatological practice, and many studies have already proved the beneficial effect of UV light treatment for chronic inflammatory or lymphoproliferative skin diseases. The Dermatology Service of the Clinics Hospital of Porto Alegre… (More)
BACKGROUND The Cardiff Acne Disability Index was originally developed in English for measuring quality of life of acne patients. Considering the psychosocial impact of this disease, it is important to have instruments culturally and linguistically validated for use in Brazilian adolescents. OBJECTIVE To translate the Cardiff Acne Disability Index into… (More)