CLINICS

Volume 66(7); July 2011

Clinical Science

Public awareness of testicular cancer and testicular self-examination in academic environments: a lost opportunity

  • Henry A A Ugboma, H L S Aburoma
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1125-1128. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700001.

Reduced plasma adiponectin levels relative to oxidized low density lipoprotein and nitric oxide in coronary artery disease patients

  • Gholam Basati, Morteza Pourfarzam, Ahmad Movahedian, Saed Ziaaldin Samsamshariat, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1129-1135. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700002.

Different ventilatory responses to progressive maximal exercise test performed with either the arms or legs

  • Renata R T Castro, Sabrina Pedrosa, Antonio C L Nóbrega
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1137-1142. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700003.

Tgf-β1 expression as a biomarker of poor prognosis in prostate cancer

  • Sabrina Thalita dos Reis, José Pontes-Júnior, Alberto Azoubel Antunes, Juliana Moreira de Sousa-Canavez, Daniel Kanda Abe, José Arnaldo Shiomi da Cruz, Marcos Francisco Dall'Oglio, Alexandre Crippa, Carlo Camargo Passerotti, Leopoldo A Ribeiro-Filho, Nayara Izabel Viana, Miguel Srougi, Kátia Ramos Moreira Leite
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1143-1147. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700004.

Factors associated with medicine use and self medication are different in adolescents

  • Augusto César Ferreira de Moraes, Thayla Regina Mortean Delaporte, Carlos Alexandre Molena-Fernandes, Mário Cícero Falcão
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1149-1155. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700005.

A sigmoidal fit for pressure-volume curves of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients on mechanical ventilation: clinical implications

  • Juliana C Ferreira, Fabio E M Benseñor, Marcelo J J Rocha, Joao M Salge, R Scott Harris, Atul Malhotra, Ronaldo A Kairalla, Robert M Kacmarek, Carlos R R Carvalho
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1157-1163. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700006.

Respiratory exercise program for elderly individuals with asthma

  • Ludmila Tais Yazbek Gomieiro, Andréia Nascimento, Luciana Kase Tanno, Rosana Agondi, Jorge Kalil, Pedro Giavina-Bianchi
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1165-1169. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700007.

Intestinal microsporidiosis: a hidden risk in rheumatic disease patients undergoing anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy combined with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs?

  • Nadia Emi Aikawa, Aline de Oliveira Twardowsky, Jozélio Freire de Carvalho, Clovis A Silva, Ivan Leonardo Avelino França e Silva, Ana Cristina de Medeiros Ribeiro, Carla Gonçalves Schain Saad, Julio César Bertacini Moraes, Roberto Acayaba de Toledo, Eloísa Bonfá
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1171-1175. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700008.

Risk of herpes zoster in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a three-year follow-up study using a nationwide population-based cohort

  • Hsin-Hua Chen, Yi-Ming Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Joung-Liang Lan, Ching-Heng Lin, Der-Yuan Chen
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1177-1182. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700009.

Caries in Portuguese children with Down syndrome

  • Cristina Maria Areias, Benedita Sampaio-Maia, Hercilia Guimaraes, Paulo Melo, David Andrade
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1183-1186. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700010.

Dexmedetomidine for the prevention of shivering during spinal anesthesia

  • Burhanettin Usta, Muhammet Gozdemir, Ruveyda Irem Demircioglu, Bunyamin Muslu, Huseyin Sert, Adnan Yaldız
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1187-1191. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700011.

Demographic, etiological, and histological pulmonary analysis of patients with acute respiratory failure: a study of 19 years of autopsies

  • Alexandre de Matos Soeiro, Aline D Ruppert, Mauro Canzian, Edwin R Parra, Cecília Farhat, Vera L Capelozzi
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1193-1197. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700012.

The hammock: a reservoir of allergens

  • Francisca X M Rego, Pedro Giavina-Bianchi, Jorge Kalil, L. Karla Arruda, Myrthes Toledo-Barros
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1199-1202. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700013.

Interleukin-10 but not interleukin-18 may be associated with the immune response against well-differentiated thyroid cancer

  • Lucas Leite Cunha, Alfio José Tincani, Ligia Vera Montalli da Assumpção, Fernando Augusto Soares, José Vassallo, Laura Sterian Ward
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1203-1208. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700014.

A new method for the assessment of patient safety competencies during a medical school clerkship using an objective structured clinical examination

  • Renata Mahfuz Daud-Gallotti, Christian Valle Morinaga, Marcelo Arlindo-Rodrigues, Irineu Tadeu Velasco, Milton Arruda Martins, Iolanda Calvo Tiberio
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1209-1215. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700015.

A close association of body cell mass loss with disease activity and disability in Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis

  • Yi-Ming Chen, Hsin-Hua Chen, Chia-Wei Hsieh, Tsu-Yi Hsieh, Joung-Liang Lan, Der-Yuan Chen
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1217-1222. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700016.

Ratio of weight to height gain: a useful tool for identifying children at risk of becoming overweight or obese at preschool age

  • Viviane G Nascimento, Ciro João Bertoli, Claudio Leone
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1223-1226. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700017.

Metabolic effects of an entero-omentectomy in mildly obese type 2 diabetes mellitus patients after three years

  • Fábio Quirilo Milleo, Antonio Carlos Ligocki Campos, Sérgio Santoro, Arnaldo Lacombe, Marco Aurélio Santo, Marcelo Ricardo Vicari, Viviane Nogaroto, Roberto Ferreira Artoni
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1227-1233. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700018.

Twenty-four-hour repeatability of diurnal intraocular pressure patterns in glaucomatous and ocular hypertensive individuals

  • Marcelo Hatanaka, Mirko Babic, Remo Susanna Junior
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1235-1236. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700019.

Basic Research

The therapeutic effect of a pulsed electromagnetic field on the reproductive patterns of male Wistar rats exposed to a 2.45-GHz microwave field

  • Sanjay Kumar, Kavindra Kumar Kesari, Jitendra Behari
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1237-1245. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700020.

Efficacy of vitamin E and selenium for the prevention of intra-abdominal adhesions in rats: uterine horn models

  • Ali Said Durmus, Hamit Yildiz, Ihsan Yaman, Halil Simsek
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1247-1251. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700021.

Sildenafil preserves diastolic relaxation after reduction by L-NAME and increases phosphodiesterase-5 in the intercalated discs of cardiac myocytes and arterioles

  • Silvia Elaine Ferreira-Melo, Caroline Demacq, Silvia Lacchini, José Eduardo Krieger, Maria Cláudia Irigoyen, Heitor Moreno
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1253-1258. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700022.

Thermographic evaluation of hind paw skin temperature and functional recovery of locomotion after sciatic nerve crush in rats

  • Viviane Z. Sacharuk, Gisele A. Lovatel, Jocemar Ilha, Simone Marcuzzo, Alexandre Severo do Pinho, Léder L. Xavier, Milton A. Zaro, Matilde Achaval
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1259-1266. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700023.

Review

Pharmacokinetics of cephalosporins in the neonate: a review

  • Gian Maria Pacifici
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1267-1274. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700024.

Letter to The Editor

Disease-modifying medications in heart failure: more than ACE inhibitors and beta blockers

  • Chia-Ter Chao
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1275-1276. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700025.

RAPID COMMUNICATION

Strength capacity in young patients who are receiving maintenance therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a case-control study

  • Mavi Diehl Muratt, Maria Beatriz Perondi, Julia Maria D'Andréa Greve, Hamilton Roschel, Ana Lúcia de Sá Pinto, Bruno Gualano
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1277-1281. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700026.

Thrombolysis treatment for submassive pulmonary thromboembolism in patients with cancer: a safe therapeutic tool

  • Juliano Pinheiro de Almeida, Filomena Regina Barbosa Gomes Galas, Roberto Kalil Filho, Roberto Kalil Filho, Rosana Ely Nakamura, Daniele Nagaoka, Ludhmila Abrahão Hajjar
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1283-1286. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700027.

CASE REPORT

Hypoparathyroidism mimicking ankylosing spondylitis and myopathy: a case report

  • Thayana Ribeiro Kajitani, Renata Viana da Silva, Eloisa Bonfá, Rosa M R Pereira
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1287-1290. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700028.

Coronary atherosclerotic plaque rupture following thoracic trauma – an uncommon cause of angina and ventricular tachycardia (“torsade de pointes”)

  • Luís Henrique Wolff Gowdak, Márcio Sommer Bittencourt, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Luís Alberto Oliveira Dallan, Luiz Antonio Machado César
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1291-1293. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700029.

The management of knee dislocation in a child with Larsen syndrome

  • Ali Al Kaissi, Rudolf Ganger, Klaus Klaushofer, Franz Grill
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1295-1299. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700030.

Pulmonary arterial involvement leading to alveolar hemorrhage in lymphangioleiomyomatosis

  • Bruno Guedes Baldi, Suzana Pinheiro Pimenta, Alexandre de Melo Kawassaki, Fabíola Del Carlo Bernardi, Marisa Dolhnikoff, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro Carvalho
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1301-1303. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700031.

ERRATA

ERRATA

  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011 July; 66(7): 1305-1305. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000700032.
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