Octreotide for conservative management of postoperative chylothorax in the neonate
Chylothorax is a possible complication after thoracotomy. Treatment is initially conservative and includes drainage and correction of nutritional losses. Surgical treatment is reserved for cases not responsive to medical measures. The authors report on the clinical case of a premature neonate with a traumatic chylothorax secondary to esophageal atresia surgical correction. The use of octreotide allowed the resolution of the effusion without adverse effects and avoided the surgical treatment.
Analgesia Preventiva, ao Teste do Formol, por Terapia Laser em Ratinhos
The present research assessed the analgesic effect of the laser therapy in healthy tissues of 10 mice dividedinto two groups:- L: red laser irradiation (665 nm, 30 mW, 10 J/cm2, 334 s).- C: control laser irradiation (334 s).After laser therapy formalin solution was injected on the same paw, the animal was placed in a transparentbox and observers recorded the paw rose time during 30 minutes. The results showed statistical differenceand red laser presented better results in all times.
Orbital floor reconstruction with high density polyethylene
Surgical interventions in blow out fractures are generally indicated in cases of alterations in orbital function (e.g. diplopia)and for aesthetic reasons (e.g. enophthalmos). In assessing the severity of the injury, the clinician often uses parameterssuch as changes in visual acuity, patient-reported diplopia, changes in globe position and evaluation of the extraocularmuscles in association with imaging exams. Computed tomography has been the modality of choice for detailed imagingdiagnosis a...
Avaliação Crítica e Implementação Prática da Evidência
Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is generally defined as the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. In this section devoted to Evidence Based Paediatrics a series of articles about the conceptual, methodological and operational issues linked to the practice of EBM in the field of Paediatrics will be published in the following issues of this journal. In the present article theoretical and practical issues relat...