All publications of “Maurício Bernstein”2 results
Low-energy femoral shaft fracture in elderly patient with prolonged use of alendronate
Fractures in the proximal femur occur in female and male elderly population due to low-energy trauma in osteoporotic bones. In order to prevent these fractures, treatment of osteoporosis has been indicated, particularly using biphosphonates(). Alendronate was the first drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in 1995, to treat osteoporosis(). This drug acts in bone metabolism, inhibiting osteoclasts, inducing their apoptosis(), raising the bone mineral density and reducing the incidence of osteoporotic fractures(). […]
Cefepime-induced encephalopathy in patient without renal failure
ABSTRACTThis case report describes neurotoxicity in an older patient on cefepime 2 g twice a day. The 81-year-old male patient developed non-convulsive status epilepticus during cefepime treatment with 1 g twice a day. There was recovery 30 days after discontinuation of cefepime.