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Endovascular surgery in gynecology

Marcos de Lorenzo Messina, Fernanda Deutsch, Eduardo Zlotnik, Felipe Nasser, Breno Boueri Affonso, Nilson Roberto de Melo, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082010RW1372

ABSTRACT Endovascular surgery has presented a high evolution since 1960 with Charles Dotter, who changed the concept of catheter utilization as a mean to diagnose and introduce therapeutic in interventionist vascular environment. The first reports of bleeding control of gastrointestinal and transluminal angioplasty input the development of new techniques for endovascular access, and new materials use, such as microcatheters and embolic agents, become this procedure effective and viable for treatment of several pathologies. The embolization of several organs of human […]

Patients’ anxiety before cardiac catheterization

Leandro Loureiro Buzatto, Suely Sueko Viski Zanei

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082010RW1517

ABSTRACT Objective: To identify researches related to anxiety and strategies to reduce it in patients who are in the pre-cardiac catheterization period. Methods: A bibliographic research was carried out in the on line databases of PubMed, MedLine, CINAHL, LILACS and SciELO, from 1997 to 2009 in MedLine and from 1999 to 2009 in the others databases. The boolean expressions “and” and “or” has been used with the descriptors in Portuguese and in English. The inclusion of discerning was related about […]

Magnetohyperthermia for treatment of gliomas: experimental and clinical studies

André César da Silva, Tiago Ribeiro Oliveira, Javier Bustamante Mamani, Suzana Mária Fleury Malheiros, Lorena Favaro Pavon, Tatiana Taís Sibov, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010rw1757

ABSTRACTGliomas comprise a group of heterogeneous primary tumors of the central nervous system that originate from glial cells. Malignant gliomas account for the majority of primary malignant CNS tumors and are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Glioblastoma is the most frequent malignant glioma, and despite recent advances in diagnosis and new treatment options, its prognosis remains dismal. New opportunities for the development of effective therapies for malignant gliomas are urgently needed. Magnetohyperthermia consists of heat generation in the region […]

The effects of alcohol in newborns

Maria dos Anjos Mesquita

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010rw1624

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this article was to present a review of the effects of alcohol consumption by pregnant mothers on their newborn. Definitions, prevalence, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnostic criteria, follow-up, treatment and prevention were discussed. A search was performed in Medline, LILACS, and SciELO databases using the following terms: “fetus”, “newborn”, “pregnant woman”, “alcohol”, “alcoholism”, “fetal alcohol syndrome”, and “alcohol-related disorders”. Portuguese and English articles published from 2000 to 2009 were reviewed. The effects of alcohol consumed by pregnant women […]

The need to include obstetric nurses in prenatal care visits in the public health system

Selma Aparecida Lagrosa Garcia, Sidney Antonio Lagrosa Garcia, Umberto Gazi Lippi

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010rw1486

ABSTRACTObjective:To investigate, with a qualitative approach, the role of Obstetric Nurses at the primary level of care given to women’s health as a vital component of the multidisciplinary team, which today is fundamental for providing care, prevention as well as health education and promotion, especially in programs whose activities are geared towards primary care of pregnant, parturient, and puerpera women.Methods:Brazilian laws and the determinations of Nursing Councils in reference to the activities of the obstetric nurse were researched, including the […]

Indications of Sentinel Node Biopsy in Thin Melanoma

Fernanda Braga Silva, Renato Santos de Oliveira Filho, Wagner Iared, Álvaro Nagib Atallah, Ivan Dunchee de Abranches Oliveira Santos, Lydia Masako Ferreira

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010rw1424

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess data on survival, recurrence and histological factors in positive and negative sentinel lymph nodes in thin melanoma cases.Methods:A systematic review was conducted on observational studies in four databases (Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase and Lilacs). Positive and negative micrometastases in sentinel lymph node biopsy were compared regarding the clinical outcomes – death and recurrence – and six histological factors – vertical growth phase, Breslow thickness, Clark level, ulceration, regression and mitosis rate.Results:Positive sentinel lymph node is statistically associated with […]

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