CLINICS

Volume 66(5); May 2011

Editorial

Sudden unexpected death in people with down syndrome and epilepsy: another piece in this complicated puzzle

  • Carla A. Scorza, Fulvio A. Scorza, Ricardo M. Arida, Esper A. Cavalheiro
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 719-720. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500001.

Clinical Science

Vitamin D status in patients with Behcet's Disease

  • Saliha Karatay, Kadir Yildirim, Ali Karakuzu, Ahmet Kiziltunc, Ragip Ismail Engin, Yonca Bavli Eren, Akin Aktas
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 721-723. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500002.

Lifetime psychopathology among the offspring of Bipolar I parents

  • Marcelo C Zappitelli, Isabel A Bordin, John P Hatch, Sheila C Caetano, Giovana Zunta-Soares, Rene L Olvera, Jair C Soares
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 725-730. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500003.

Translation, cultural adaptation and reproducibility of the Cochin Hand Functional Scale questionnaire for Brazil

  • Aline Chiari, Carla Caires de Souza Sardim, Jamil Natour
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 731-736. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500004.

Outpatient Quick Diagnosis Units for the evaluation of suspected severe diseases: an observational, descriptive study

  • Xavier Bosch, Anna Foix, Anna Jordán, Antonio Coca, Alfonso López-Soto
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 737-741. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500005.

The role of oxidative stress and antioxidants in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration

  • Zuhal Yildirim, Nil Irem Ucgun, Filiz Yildirim
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 743-746. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500006.

High cardiorespiratory fitness is more beneficial in pre-diabetic men than women

  • Hannes Gatterer, Hanno Ulmer, Alexander Dzien, Matthias Somavilla, Martin Burtscher
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 747-751. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500007.

Minichromosome maintenance 2 and 5 expressions are increased in the epithelium of hereditary gingival fibromatosis associated with dental abnormalities

  • Hercílio Martelli-Júnior, Carolina de Oliveira Santos, Paulo Rogério Bonan, Paula de Figueiredo Moura, Carolina Cavalcante Bitu, Jorge Esquiche León, Ricardo D Coletta
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 753-757. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500008.

Shortening ventilatory support with a protocol based on daily extubation screening and noninvasive ventilation in selected patients

  • Patricia Nery, Laerte Pastore, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro Carvalho, Guilherme Schettino
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 759-766. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500009.

A comparison between sphygmomanometer-based and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in acute salt loading and depletion protocol

  • Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Andréia Fernanda Carvalho Leone Aguiar, Fernando Nobre, Eduardo Barbosa Coelho
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 767-772. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500010.

C-Reactive protein predicts acute myocardial infarction during high-risk noncardiac and vascular surgery

  • Oscar M Martins, Vicente F Fonseca, Ivan Borges, Valério Martins, Vera Lucia Portal, Lucia Campos Pellanda
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 773-776. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500011.

Statin therapy blunts inflammatory activation and improves prognosis and left ventricular performance assessed by Tissue Doppler Imaging in subjects with chronic ischemic heart failure: results from the Daunia Heart Failure Registry

  • Michele Correale, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Antonio Totaro, Deodata Montrone, Anna Rita Russo, Anna Maria Fanigliulo, Riccardo Ieva, Matteo Di Biase
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 777-784. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500012.

Vaginal cone use in passive and active phases in patients with stress urinary incontinence

  • Jorge Milhem Haddad, Ricardo Muniz Ribeiro, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Maurício Simões Abrão, Edmund Chada Baracat
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 785-791. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500013.

Screening for hotspot mutations in PI3K, JAK2, FLT3 and NPM1 in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes

  • João Agostinho Machado-Neto, Fabiola Traina, Mariana Lazarini, Paula de Melo Campos, Katia Borgia Barbosa Pagnano, Irene Lorand-Metze, Fernando Ferreira Costa, Sara T Olalla Saad
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 793-799. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500014.

Low bone mass density is associated with hemolysis in brazilian patients with sickle cell disease

  • Gabriel Baldanzi, Fabiola Traina, João Francisco Marques Neto, Allan Oliveira Santos, Celso Dario Ramos, Sara T Olalla Saad
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 801-805. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500015.

Pregnancy after uterine arterial embolization

  • Cláudio E Bonduki, Jr Feldner, Juliana da Silva, Rodrigo A Castro, Marair G F Sartori, Manoel J B C Girão
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 807-810. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500016.

A comparison of three different target-controlled remifentanil infusion rates during target-controlled propofol infusion for oocyte retrieval

  • Demet Coskun, Berrin Gunaydin, Ayca Tas, Gozde Inan, Hulya Celebi, Kadir Kaya
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 811-815. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500017.

Thoracic Injuries in earthquake-related versus non-earthquake-related trauma patients: differentiation via Multi-detector Computed Tomography

  • Zhi-hui Dong, Zhi-gang Yang, Tian-wu Chen, Zhi-gang Chu, Wen Deng, Heng Shao
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 817-822. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500018.

Initial respiratory management in preterm infants and bronchopulmonary dysplasia

  • Ester Sanz López, Elena Maderuelo Rodríguez, Cristina Ramos Navarro, Manuel Sánchez-Luna
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 823-827. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500019.

The slope of the oxygen pulse curve does not depend on the maximal heart rate in elite soccer players

  • Raphael Rodrigues Perim, Gabriel Ruiz Signorelli, Jonathan Myers, Ross Arena, Claudio Gil Soares de Araújo
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 829-835. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500020.

Basic Research

An orally active formulation of angiotensin-(1-7) produces an antithrombotic effect

  • Rodrigo Araujo Fraga-Silva, Fabiana P Costa-Fraga, Frederico B De Sousa, Natalia Alenina, Michael Bader, Ruben D Sinisterra, Robson A S Santos
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 837-841. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500021.

Chemical composition of the essential oil from kelussia odoratissima mozaff. and the evaluation of its sedative and anxiolytic effects in mice

  • Mohammed Rabbani, Seyed Ebrahim Sajjadi, Masoud Sadeghi
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 843-848. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500022.

Histomorphometric changes in the perirenal adipocytes of adrenalectomized rats treated with dexamethasone

  • Fairus Ahmad, Ima Nirwana Soelaiman, Elvy Suhana Mohd Ramli, Tan Ming Hooi, Farihah H Suhaimi
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 849-853. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500023.

Low-Intensity physical activity beneficially alters the ultrastructural renal morphology of spontaneously hypertensive rats

  • Angélica Beatriz Garcia-Pinto, Verônica Soares de Matos, Vinicius Rocha, Jéssica Moraes-Teixeira, Jorge José Carvalho
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 855-863. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500024.

Piper sarmentosum enhances fracture healing in ovariectomized osteoporotic rats: a radiological study

  • Mohamed Abdalla Estai, Farihah Haji Suhaimi, Srijit Das, Fazalina Mohd Fadzilah, Sharifah Majedah Idrus Alhabshi, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Ima-Nirwana Soelaiman
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 865-872. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500025.

Chronic consumption of distilled sugarcane spirit induces anxiolytic-like effects in mice

  • Maria Clécia P Sena, Fabíola C Nunes, Mirian G S Stiebbe Salvadori, Cleyton Charles D Carvalho, Liana Clébia S L Morais, Valdir A Braga
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 873-878. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500026.

The effect of Nigella sativa extract on tracheal responsiveness and lung inflammation in ovalbumin-sensitized guinea pigs

  • Mohammad Hossein Boskabady, Rana Keyhanmanesh, Saeed Khamneh, Mohammad Ali Ebrahimi
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 879-887. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500027.

Prior exercise training does not prevent acute cardiac alterations after myocardial infarction in female rats

  • Eduardo C A Veiga, Ednei L Antonio, Danilo S Bocalini, Neif Murad, Luiz C Abreu, Paulo J F Tucci, Monica A Sato
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 889-893. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500028.

Transforming growth factor-β in graft vessels: histology and immunohistochemistry

  • Shi-Min Yuan, Yan-Qing Wang, Yi Shen, Hua Jing
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 895-901. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500029.

Heparanase isoform expression and extracellular matrix remodeling in intervertebral disc degenerative disease

  • Luciano Miller Reis Rodrigues, Thérèse Rachell Theodoro, Leandro Luongo Matos, Ana Maria Mader, Carlo Milani, Maria Aparecida da Silva Pinhal
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 903-909. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500030.

Letter to The Editor

The potentially dual-faceted nature of fetuin-A in Helicobacter pylori infection and insulin resistance

  • Stergios A. Polyzos, Jannis Kountouras, Christos Zavos, Georgia Deretzi
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 911-912. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500031.

Diastolic dysfunction in end-stage renal disease patient: what the ticking clock has told us?

  • Chia-Ter Chao
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 913-914. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500032.

RAPID COMMUNICATION

Effects of inhaled cigarette smoke on the myo-articular system of female rats with collagen-induced arthritis

  • Tayonara L. Moreira, Anna Raquel S. Gomes, Thaís R. Dresch, Suellen M. Silva, Silvia Valderramas
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 915-917. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500033.

The H/R Fc&ggr;RIIA-131 polymorphism and survival in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) treated with R-CHOP: a study in a genetically mixed population

  • Débora Levy, Marcelo Bellesso, Pamela Oliveira-Souza, Felipe V. Maciel, Juliana Pereira, Sérgio P Bydlowski
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 919-922. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500034.

CASE REPORT

Glass-coated kites and cervical injuries: a serious threat to children and adults

  • Jessica Ventura, Elcio Shiyoiti Hirano, Gustavo Pereira Fraga
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 923-925. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500035.

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation in a patient with chronic heart failure due to chagas disease: a case report

  • Hugo Souza Bittencourt, Erenaldo de Souza Rodrigues Junior, Cristiano Gonçalves da Cruz, Alessandro Mezzani, Francisco José Farias Borges dos Reis, Vitor Oliveira Carvalho
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 927-928. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500036.

Scapular winging in Poland syndrome

  • Murat Uludag, Hasan Cece, Serap Incebiyik, Ahmet Demirkol, Ekrem Karakas, Kenan Akgun
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 May; 66(5): 929-930. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000500037.
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