All publications of “Manoel Carlos Prieto Velhote”4 results
Monitoring and treating fetuses with gastroschisis using the Svetliza Reducibility Index (SRI) and the EXIT-like procedure – a novel approach
By and large, Medicine and sciences only advance due to new ideas, which should be tested according to academic standards to be accepted. It is estimated that out of every 100 new and creative ideas, few will effectively give some contribution and lead to improvement. However, remembering Thomas Alva Edison “There’s a way to do it better – find it!”() Therefore, new ideas should not be despised, a priori, as long as they are logic and consistent. The article under […]
Caregivers’ reactions to preoperative procedures in outpatient pediatric surgery
ABSTRACTObjective:To identify pediatric caregivers’ reactions in outpatient surgery settings.Methods:A quantitative descriptive/exploratory survey-based study involving application of a semi-structured questionnaire to 62 caregivers in two hospitals.Results:Most caregivers (88.7%) were mothers who submitted to preoperative fasting with their children. Nervousness, anxiety and concern were the most common feelings reported by caregivers on the day of the surgery.Conclusion:Medical instructions regarding preoperative procedures had significant positive impacts on patient care, and on patient and caregiver stress levels.
Intestinal fistula after magnets ingestion
Accidental ingestion of magnetic foreign bodies has become more common due to increased availability of objects and toys with magnetic elements. The majority of them traverse the gastrointestinal system spontaneously without complication. However, ingestion of multiple magnets may require surgical resolution. The case of an 18-month girl who developed an intestinal fistula after ingestion of two magnets is reported.
Midgut volvulus after laparoscopic appendectomy
The authors report a case of a 13-year old child who was submitted to a laparoscopic appendectomy and developed, during the postoperative period, an intestinal obstruction caused by small bowel volvulus in the absence of a congenital malrotation.