Wesley Pereira Andrade

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We attempted to ascertain the incidence of systemic biphasic anaphylactic reactions in both outpatients and inpatients. Madigan Army Medical Center is a large teaching facility. The Allergy Clinic staff sees approximately 20,000 patients per year, and an average of 27,000 allergy immunotherapy injections are administered each year. During the years 1988 to(More)
To test our previous observation that methotrexate reduces corticosteroid requirements of patients with severe asthma, we studied 14 patients with corticosteroid-dependent bronchial asthma in a 24-week randomized double-blind crossover trial comparing a low dosage of methotrexate (15 mg per week) with placebo. At base line the mean dosage of prednisone was(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of adding 18F-fluorine-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in the evaluation of suspicious breast lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS Sixty patients with suspicious breast lesions on MRI were selected to perform a PET-CT in prone position, dedicated to the evaluation of the breasts.(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate the results of (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) performed with a specific protocol for assessment of breasts with histological/immunohistochemical findings in breast carcinoma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-sectional study with prospective data collection,(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of multiparametric evaluation of breast lesions combining information of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), and F-fluoro-deoxi-glucose (F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT). After approval of the(More)
PURPOSE Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in breast cancer is currently used not only for locally advanced tumors, but also for large operable tumors when breast preservation is considered. It also provides the opportunity to evaluate chemotherapy tumor response. Our aim was to correlate the relative change in the standardized uptake value (SUV) of(More)
BACKGROUND Oral sympathomimetics are effective in the treatment of nasal congestion through stimulation of alpha-adrenergic receptors in the blood vessels of the nasal mucosa. This vasoconstrictor activity has resulted in the general recommendation that such pressor amines not be used in patients with hypertension. No prospective studies have examined the(More)
The effect singly and in combination of methylprednisolone and troleandomycin (TAO) on methacholine sensitivity was studied in eight mildly asthmatic patients who did not require regular bronchodilator therapy. Neither drug alone nor in combination significantly altered the bronchial reactivity to methacholine.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and conventional imaging tests for the detection of distant metastases in patients with locally advanced breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS We included 81 patients with breast cancer who had undergone 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT before treatment. Conventional imaging(More)