CLINICS

Volume 71(5); May 2016

Clinical Science

The urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio is a reliable indicator for evaluating complications of chronic kidney disease and progression in IgA nephropathy in China

  • Lu Huan, Luo Yuezhong, Wang Chao, Tu HaiTao
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 May; 71(5): 243-250. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2016(05)01.

The serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 level is an independent predictor of recurrence after ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation

  • Gang Wu, Shun Wang, Mian Cheng, Bin Peng, Jingjun Liang, He Huang, Xuejun Jiang, Lizhi Zhang, Bo Yang, Yongmei Cha, Hong Jiang, Congxin Huang
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 May; 71(5): 251-256. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2016(05)02.

The relationship between serum albumin levels and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring recordings in non-diabetic essential hypertensive patients

  • Elbis Ahbap, Tamer Sakaci, Ekrem Kara, Tuncay Sahutoglu, Yener Koc, Taner Basturk, Mustafa Sevinc, Cuneyt Akgol, Arzu O. Kayalar, Zuhal A. Ucar, Feyza Bayraktar, Abdulkadir Unsal
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 May; 71(5): 257-263. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2016(05)03.

Efficacy and safety of a NiTi CAR 27 compression ring for end-to-end anastomosis compared with conventional staplers: A real-world analysis in Chinese colorectal cancer patients

  • Zhenhai Lu, Jianhong Peng, Cong Li, Fulong Wang, Wu Jiang, Wenhua Fan, Junzhong Lin, Xiaojun Wu, Desen Wan, Zhizhong Pan
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 May; 71(5): 264-270. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2016(05)09.

Pleural effusion adenosine deaminase: a candidate biomarker to discriminate between Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterial infections of the pleural space

  • Ruolin Li, Junli Wang, Xinfeng Wang, Maoshui Wang
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 May; 71(5): 271-275. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2016(05)05.

Randomized clinical trial comparing lumbar percutaneous hydrodiscectomy with lumbar open microdiscectomy for the treatment of lumbar disc protrusions and herniations

  • Alexandre Fogaça Cristante, Ivan Diasda Rocha, Raphael Martus Marcon, Tarcísio Eloy Pessoa de Barros Filho
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 May; 71(5): 276-280. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2016(05)06.

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma: Brazilian survey

  • Helma P. Cotrim, Claudia P. Oliveira, Henrique Sérgio M. Coelho, Mario R. Alvares-da-Silva, Leticia Nabuco, Edison Roberto Parise, Claúdia Ivantes, Ana LC Martinelli, João Galizzi-Filho, Flair J. Carrilho
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 May; 71(5): 281-284. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2016(05)07.

Is the difference in the volume of the pharyngeal space, as measured by acoustic pharyngometry, before and after tonsillectomy proportional to the volume of the excised tonsils?

  • Renata C. Di Francesco, Mariana Schmidt Kreibich
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 May; 71(5): 285-290. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2016(05)08.

Basic Research

Effect of a gel containing pilocarpine on vaginal atrophy in castrated rats

  • Cristina A. de Sousa-Lages, Lívio P. de Deus-Lages, Gabriela V. de Sousa, Adinaide C. de Moura-Leal, Júnior Conde, Danylo Rafhael Costa-Silva, Maria da Conceição Barros-Oliveira, Carine Soares Borges, Carla Solange Escórcio-Dourado, Fabiane A. Sampaio, Lívio C. Cunha-Nunes, Benedito B. da-Silva
  • Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 May; 71(5): 291-294. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2016(05)09.
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