• Blog
Pain and palliative care: the knowledge of medical students and the graduation gaps

Care provision by health professionals to patients with pain allows the rational use of the health system and drugs, in addition to humanitarian aspects involved. It also provides a reduction in disabilities and absenteeism due to pain.

Bilateral periorbital necrotizing fasciitis: case report

Necrotizing fasciitis is a severe infection of the subcutaneous tissue characterized by necrosis of the superficial fascia and overlying skin and is usually associated with previous trauma and comorbidities. Periorbital necrotizing fasciitis is rare and c


The patient undergoing bariatric surgery, whether by means of mixed gastric bypass technique or by restrictive vertical gastrectomy, must maintain a strict nutritional order for promoting subcutaneous fat loss and preservation of muscle mass5. The operati

Influence of growth hormone replacement on neurological and psychomotor development. Case report

The height response to the use of growth hormone in short height cases has already been confirmed in the literature. The influence of the insulin-like growth factor 1 (GH-IGF1) axis components on development, function, regeneration, neuroprotection, cogni

Primary umbilical endometriosis

Endometriosis is a benign, estrogen-dependent entity, common in the gynecological clinic and associated with complaints of pelvic pain and infertility, affecting 6% to 10% of women in reproductive age. The etiopathogenesis of the disease does not comprise

Radicular pain caused by Schmorl's node: a case report

Schmorl's node a focal herniation of intervertebral disc through the end plate into the vertebral body. Most of the established Schmorl's nodes are quiescent. However, disc herniation into the vertebral marrow can cause low back pain by irritating a nocic

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Chronic Total Occlusion

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in chronic total occlusion (CTO) has expressed great expansion and evolution with the development of new techniques and equipment, as well as with the training of specialized personnel.

Colostomy closure: risk factores for complications

Ostomy creation is used mainly for fecal diversion as a treatment option for colonic diseases20. All segments of the colon can be used, as well as the distal part of the ileum. Hartmann’s procedure was first described in the early 1920’s by the French sur

Factors associated with asthma expression in adolescents

Asthma is multicausal and is determined by genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors.1 Epidemiological studies have shown that the prevalence of asthma symptoms has increased among adolescents,

Fat grafting in breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction often requires a second surgical procedure to correct visible irregularities of the breast contour. Lipofilling (fat grafting) consists of a surgical technique that improves or corrects such deformities, and serves as an alternative