All publications of “Ana Luiza Fontes de Azevedo Costa”

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When color helps

Ana Luiza Fontes de Azevedo Costa ORCID logo , Thiago Gonçalves dos Santos Martins ORCID logo , Ricardo Vieira Martins ORCID logo , Paulo Schor ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4410

ABSTRACT Objective: To reduce the inappropriate identification of eye drops, through the use of different colors. Methods: A group of 34 healthy volunteers was presented to two groups of four eye drops each. All eye drops were placed in identical, unlabelled vials. In one group, all four eye drops were transparent. In the other group, each had a different color. A number was assigned to each eye drop, and the volunteer was asked to identify it by color. We measured […]

Big Data use in medical research

Thiago Gonçalves dos Santos Martins ORCID logo , Ana Luiza Fontes de Azevedo Costa ORCID logo , Thomaz Gonçalves dos Santos Martins ORCID logo

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018ED4087

The current velocity and volume of data generated by websites, electronic sensors and mobile telephones are calculated in exabytes (equal to 1 billion gigabytes) every two days. This amount of data corresponds to what was produced from the begining of the time until 2003. This remarkable figure tends to double every 40 months.() Big data is a huge set of data that exceeds management by human and requires assistance of computerized and/or analytical processing. Although the volume and velocity in […]

A new way to communicate science in the era of Big Data and citizen science

Thiago Gonçalves dos Santos Martins, Ana Luiza Fontes de Azevedo Costa

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017CE4280

Dear editor, In medieval times knowledge was limited to monastic libraries and access was not granted to the society. In 18th century, scientists used to travel to different countries to communicate their science in public lectures. In the same century, science become an institutionalized and professionalized activity, but it was restricted to limited communities.() Today, although information is easily transmitted, knowledge generation still limited to universities and large laboratories that use specific communicate channels to diffuse their science. In the […]

Anisocoria after use of dermatological product

Thiago Gonçalves dos Santos Martins, Ana Luiza Fontes de Azevedo Costa, Thomaz Gonçalves dos Santos Martins

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AI4040

A 45-year-old woman sought ophthalmologic care complaining about a sudden visual acuity on her right eye and anisocoria. She denied previous comorbidities and traumas. Upon examination, her ocular motility was normal and no ptosis was seen. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy and fundoscopy exams were normal. The mydriasis of the right eye, with consensual light reflex of the left eye, did not show changes ( ). The patient, when questioned about the use of medication, reported the use on her face, in the […]

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