Volume 17, Number 2, April/June 2019

Development and clinical validation of a non-invasive, beat-to-beat blood pressure monitoring device, compared to invasive blood pressure monitoring during coronary angiography

Melania Aparecida Borges ORCID logo , Marcelo Prado ORCID logo , Tales Roberto de Souza Santini ORCID logo , Adriano Henrique Pereira Barbosa ORCID logo , Antonio Carlos Moreira ORCID logo , Eder Issao Ishibe ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4156

ABSTRACT Objective To develop and test a beat-to-beat blood pressure monitoring device during coronary angiography, and compare it with invasive blood pressure monitoring. Methods Twenty-eight patients with an indication for hemodynamic study were selected for this investigation, and kept in supine position. Before starting the coronary angiography, they were instructed about the use of the left radial bracelet for beat-to-beat blood pressure monitoring. Results There was a significant difference between the time required for the catheterization laboratory team to acquire […]

Water protection in patients with tympanostomy tubes in tympanic membrane: a randomized clinical trial

Marcel Menon Miyake ORCID logo , Daniela Akemi Tateno ORCID logo , Natália Amaral Cançado ORCID logo , Michelle Menon Miyake ORCID logo , Stefano Tincani ORCID logo , Osmar Mesquita de Sousa Neto ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4423

ABSTRACT Objective To analyze the incidence of otorrhea in the postoperative period of patients submitted to tympanotomy to place ventilation tube, and who did not protect the ear when exposed to water. Methods Open, randomized-controlled trial. Eighty patients submitted to unilateral or bilateral ear grommet tympanostomy were included and divided into two groups: Auricular Protection and Non-Protection to water during bathing and activities in water. Results In the first postoperative month, the Non-Protection Group presented a significant increase in the […]

Training in recovery, perfusion and packaging of organs for transplants: profile of professionals and analysis of post-course learning

Juliana Guareschi dos Santos ORCID logo , Veronica Schonfeld Gomes Silva ORCID logo , Luciana Cintra ORCID logo , Cassiane Dezoti da Fonseca ORCID logo , Luciana Carvalho Moura Tralli ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4445

ABSTRACT Objective To understand the profile of professionals working in organ harvesting, and analyze the learning results of those trained before and after the course on recovery, perfusion and packaging of organs for transplants. Methods A retroprospective, quantitative, analytical-descriptive study about the Course on Recovery, Perfusion and Packaging of Liver and Kidney, in the period from 2012 to 2014. Pre- and post-tests, with ten questions were used to assess knowledge about organ harvesting. The association of knowledge with applied content […]

Cost-effectiveness analysis of abiraterone, docetaxel or placebo plus androgen deprivation therapy for hormone-sensitive advanced prostate cancer

Pedro Nazareth Aguiar Jr. ORCID logo , Pui San Tan ORCID logo , Sarah Simko ORCID logo , Carmelia Maria Noia Barreto ORCID logo , Bárbara de Souza Gutierres ORCID logo , Auro del Giglio ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019GS4414

ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the addition of chemotherapy or abiraterone to androgen deprivation. Methods We developed an analytical model to determine the cost-effectiveness of the addition of docetaxel or abiraterone versus androgen deprivation therapy alone. Direct and indirect costs were included in the model. The effects were expressed in Quality-Adjusted Life Years adjusted for side effects. Results Compared to androgen deprivation therapy alone, the addition of chemotherapy and of abiraterone generated 0.492 and 0.999, respectively, in Quality-Adjusted […]

Idiopathic masseter muscle hypertrophy: a case report

Joana Jorge Antunes ORCID logo , Susana Assunção Almeida ORCID logo , Ricardo Miguel Patrício de Carvalho Monteiro ORCID logo , Ana Mafalda Martins ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AI4506

Idiopathic masseter muscle hypertrophy is a rare condition, characterized by unilateral or bilateral enlargement of this muscle, sometimes associated to mandibular angle exostosis.() Its etiology is unknown, and there is a possible relation with unilateral masticatory activity, dental malocclusion, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, bruxism, or emotional alterations.(,) The diagnosis is made primarily based on the clinical presentation, complemented with ultrasound and, if required, magnetic resonance imaging.() It is important to make differential diagnoses with tumors or inflammatory processes in muscles, bones […]

Congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis with single central megaincisor

Eduardo Kaiser Ururahy Nunes Fonseca ORCID logo , Rodrigo Watanabe Murakoshi ORCID logo , Rafael Maffei Loureiro ORCID logo , Daniel Vaccaro Sumi ORCID logo , Carolina Ribeiro Soares ORCID logo , Regina Lucia Elia Gomes ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AI4525

A 15-day-old female newborn presenting nasal obstruction since birth underwent computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses in our department due to clinical suspicion of choanal atresia. The patient presented no other complaints. Computed tomography () allowed the diagnosis of pyriform aperture stenosis, which is a rare cause of nasal obstruction in neonates and was first described in 1989.() Pyriform aperture stenosis becomes particularly significant during the first two months of life when infants are mandatory nose breathers. […]