All publications of “Oscar Fernando Pavão dos Santos”

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Lipid profile and statin use in critical care setting: implications for kidney outcome

Isabelle Malbouisson ORCID logo , Beata Marie Quinto ORCID logo , Marcelino de Souza Durão Junior ORCID logo , Júlio Cesar Martins Monte ORCID logo , Oscar Fernando Pavão dos Santos ORCID logo , Roberto Camargo Narciso ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4399

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine whether pre-hospital statin use is associated with lower renal replacement therapy requirement and/or death during intensive care unit stay. Methods: Prospective cohort analysis. We analyzed 670 patients consecutively admitted to the intensive care unit of an academic tertiary-care hospital. Patients with ages ranging from 18 to 80 years admitted to the intensive care unit within the last 48 hours were included in the study. Results: Mean age was 66±16.1 years old, mean body mass index 26.6±4/9kg/m2 […]

Near-infrared spectroscopy parameters in patients undergoing continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration

Renato Carneiro de Freitas Chaves ORCID logo , Philipe Franco do Amaral Tafner ORCID logo , Felipe Ko Chen ORCID logo , Letícia Bagatini Meneghini ORCID logo , Thiago Domingos Corrêa ORCID logo , Roberto Rabello Filho ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4439

ABSTRACT Objective To investigate the impacts of continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration on the microcirculation in patients with acute kidney injury. Methods A prospective observational pilot study conducted in a 40-bed, open clinical-surgical intensive care unit of a private tertiary care hospital located in the city of São Paulo (SP), Brazil. Microcirculation was assessed using near-infrared spectroscopy by means of a 15mm probe placed over the thenar eminence. Vascular occlusion test was performed on the forearm to be submitted to near-infrared spectroscopy […]

Association between participation and compliance with Continuing Medical Education and care production by physicians: a cross-sectional study

Renato Melli Carrera, Miguel Cendoroglo Neto, Paulo David Scatena Gonçales, Flavio Rocha Brito Marques, Camila Sardenberg, Milton Glezer, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3189

ObjectivePhysician participation in Continuing Medical Education programs may be influenced by a number of factors. To evaluate the factors associated with compliance with the Continuing Medical Education requirements at a private hospital, we investigated whether physicians’ activity, measured by volumes of admissions and procedures, was associated with obtaining 40 Continuing Medical Education credits (40 hours of activities) in a 12-month cycle.MethodsIn an exclusive and non-mandatory Continuing Medical Education program, we collected physicians’ numbers of hospital admissions and numbers of surgical […]

SeptiFast for diagnosis of sepsis in severely ill patients from a Brazilian hospital

Roberta Sitnik, Alexandre Rodrigues Marra, Roberta Cardoso Petroni, Ozires Pereira Santos Ramos, Marinês Dalla Valle Martino, Jacyr Pasternak, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2932

ObjectiveTo test and validate a multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction method for bloodstream infections, as well as to compare the results with conventional blood culture.MethodsA total of 114 consecutive patients with clinical evidence of sepsis were submitted to blood culture and LightCycler™ SeptiFast tests.ResultsMore positive specimens (23; 20.2%) were detected using the LightCycler™ SeptiFast than the blood culture (17; 14.9%), with an agreement of 86.8%. Discordant results were seen in four patients positive only to blood culture, ten positive only […]

Serum soluble-Fas is a predictor of red blood cell transfusion in critically ill patients

Ilana Levy Korkes, Gustavo Schvartsman, Ilson Jorge Lizuka, Beata Marie Quinto, Maria Aparecida Dalboni, Maria Eugênia Canziani, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000400012

Objective:To investigate the relation between the need for red blood cell transfusion and serum levels of soluble-Fas, erythropoietin and inflammatory cytokines in critically ill patients with and without acute kidney injury.METHODS:We studied critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (n=30) and without acute kidney injury (n=13), end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis (n=25) and healthy subjects (n=21). Serum levels of soluble-Fas, erythropoietin, interleukin 6, interleukin 10, iron status, hemoglobin and hematocrit concentration were analyzed in all groups. The association between […]

Effect of implementing an acute myocardial infarction guideline on quality indicators

Marcia Makdisse, Marcelo Katz, Alessandra da Graça Corrêa, Luciano Monte Alegre Forlenza, Marco Antonio Perin, Fábio Sândoli de Brito Júnior, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000300016

Objective:To evaluate the compliance rates to quality of care indicators along the implementation of an acute myocardial infarction clinical practice guideline.METHODS:A clinical guideline for acute myocardial infarction was introduced on March 1st, 2005. Patients admitted for acute myocardial infarction from March 1st, 2005 to December 31st, 2012 (n=1,431) were compared to patients admitted for acute myocardial infarction before the implementation of the protocol (n=306). Compliance rates to quality of care indicators (ASA prescription on hospital admission and discharge, betablockers on […]

Psychological distress in survivors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake

Melissa Simon Guimaro, Milton Steinman, Ana Merzel Kernkraut, Oscar Fernando Pavão dos Santos, Shirley Silva Lacerda

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100004

Objective:To investigate the presence of depression and anxiety symptoms in survivors of the Haiti earthquake who were assisted by a healthcare team from the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, and to evaluate the impact that losing a family member during this catastrophe could have on the development of these symptoms.METHODS:Forty survivors of the Haiti earthquake who were assisted by the healthcare team between February and March of 2010 were included in this study. All subjects underwent a semi-structured interview. The group […]

Platelet-rich plasma for long bone healing

Mário Lenza, Silvia de Barros Ferraz, Dan Carai Maia Viola, Oscar Fernando Pavão dos Santos, Miguel Cendoroglo Neto, Mario Ferretti

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100023

Objective:To evaluate effectiveness of the use of platelet-rich plasma as coadjuvant for union of long bones.METHODS:The search strategy included the Cochrane Library (via Central) and MEDLINE (via PubMed). There were no limits as to language or publication media. The latest search strategy was conducted in December 2011. It included randomized clinical trials that evaluated the use of platelet-rich plasma as coadjuvant medication to accelerate union of long bones (acute fractures, pseudoarthrosis and bone defects). The outcomes of interest for this […]

Spine surgery cost reduction at a specialized treatment center

Dan Carai Maia Viola, Mario Lenza, Suze Luize Ferraz de Almeida, Oscar Fernando Pavão dos Santos, Miguel Cendoroglo Neto, Claudio Luiz Lottenberg, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100018

Objective:To compare the estimated cost of treatment of spinal disorders to those of this treatment in a specialized center.METHODS:An evaluation of average treatment costs of 399 patients referred by a Health Insurance Company for evaluation and treatment at the Spine Treatment Reference Center of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. All patients presented with an indication for surgical treatment before being referred for assessment. Of the total number of patients referred, only 54 underwent surgical treatment and 112 received a conservative treatment […]

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