Volume 17, Number 4, 2019

Vertebral body erosion secondary to aortoiliac aneurysm

Lilian Aguiar Pupo Zanini ORCID logo , André Dubinco ORCID logo , Eduardo Kaiser Ururahy Nunes Fonseca ORCID logo , Fernando Ide Yamauchi ORCID logo , Ronaldo Hueb Baroni ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AI4550

A 75-year old female patient presenting chronic arterial hypertension, was admitted at the emergency department with moderate unspecific abdominal pain. A computed tomography of total abdomen with no contrast enhancement was requested due to altered renal function and suspicion of acute obstructive abdomen. The computed tomography sections ( and ) showed a fusiform aneurysm in the aortoiliac bifurcation, extending up to the right iliac artery. This aneurysm was causing erosion of the anterior aspect of L4 vertebral body, with bone […]

Economic burden of inpatients infected with Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase

Wendel Mombaque dos Santos ORCID logo , Silvia Regina Secoli ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019GS4444

ABSTRACT Objective: To estimate the direct medical costs of drug therapy of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) infection patients in hospital-based context. Methods: A cost-of-illness study conducted with a prospective cohort design with hospitalized adults infected by KPC. Data collection was performed using an instrument composed of sociodemographic data, clinical and prescription medication. Estimates of the direct costs associated to each treatment were derived from the payer’s perspective, in the case of federal public hospitals from Brazil, and included only drug […]