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OBJECTIVE To verify the association of transforming growth factor-beta1(TGF-beta1) (C-509T and T869C), CD14 (C-159T), IL-4 (C-590T), IL-4R (ILe50Val) and ADAM33 (S_2) gene polymorphisms with asthma severity in a sample of patients with mild, moderate and severe persistent atopic asthma. METHODS A clinical, laboratory, prospective study was performed in(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare patients with cystic fibrosis and healthy individuals in terms of their functional performance on the six-minute walk test (6MWT). METHODS A prospective, cross-sectional study involving healthy individuals and patients with cystic fibrosis treated at a referral university hospital in the city of Campinas, Brazil. The 6MWT was(More)
Lower respiratory tract diseases are major causes of morbidity and mortality in HIV infected children. We studied the lung disease features associated with AIDS in children and adolescents, in an era of ineffective antiretroviral therapy, between January 1996 and October 1998. This prospective, descriptive, longitudinal and historical medical chart review(More)
HIV infection is associated with numerous abnormalities affecting both the myeloid and lymphoid lineages. We studied the features associated with peripheral cytopenias as the first sign of HIV infection in children. Peripheral blood (PB) counts, PB and bone marrow (BM) lymphocyte subsets, as well as viral load and serum levels of ferritin, vitamin B12, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the medium-term benefits of a swimming program in schoolchildren and adolescents with moderate persistent atopic asthma (MPAA). METHODS A randomized, prospective study of children and adolescents (age 7-18 years) with MPAA was carried out at the Hospital de Clínicas of Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil.(More)
HIV infection is associated with subnormal GSH levels. An increase in glutathione levels has been observed in HIV-infected adults under oral whey protein supplementation. We studied the features associated with a whey protein concentrate supplementation in children with rapidly progressive AIDS. A prospective double-blind clinical trial was carried out for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate quality of life according to the level of asthma control and degree of asthma severity in children and adolescents. METHODS We selected children and adolescents with asthma (7-17 years of age) from the Pediatric Pulmonology Outpatient Clinic of the State University of Campinas Hospital de Clínicas, located in the city of Campinas,(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Adverse drug reactions are a significant problem in patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). We determined liver enzyme elevation frequencies in HIV-infected children and adolescents receiving ART, and their association with risk factors. DESIGN AND SETTING Cross-sectional study, at the Pediatrics Immunodeficiency Division,(More)
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has been the most promising test for HIV-1 early diagnosis in infants suspected of perinatal transmission. The first and second reactions of the amplification in 41 infants (under 18 months old) suspected of HIV-1 perinatal infection, were standardized and carried out in the present study. The first and the second PCR(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess risk factors for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in very low birth weight infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. METHODS A case-control study was carried out in 23 cases and 23 control subjects with bronchopulmonary dysplasia submitted to 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring between January 2001 and October 2005. Cases and(More)