Ana Patrícia Freitas Vieira

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare clinical manifestations, laboratory data, morbidity and mortality between adults and children with visceral leishmaniasis, with a focus on kidney function. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study with 432 patients with visceral leishmaniasis diagnosed at 1 center in the northeast of Brazil. Patients(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate renal function in patients with psoriasis using immunobiologicals. A prospective study was conducted with 15 patients with confirmed diagnosis of psoriasis who were starting to use immunobiologicals. The mean age was 41 ± 11 years, with 60% females. The mean time of disease was 11 ± 6.6 years. Significant changes in(More)
Polymorphisms in genes encoding enzymes of folate metabolism are a focus of breast cancer risk studies due of the role of these enzymes in DNA methylation, synthesis, and repair. MTHFR, encoding for 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, is one of the most studied genes in this regard, but findings are controversial, and the majority of studies have(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent and potentially fatal complication in infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical aspects of AKI associated with infectious diseases and the factors associated with mortality. METHODS This retrospective study was conducted in patients with AKI who were admitted to the(More)
Leptospirosis is a zoonosis of global importance caused by Leptospira interrogans. The aim of this study was to compare the data between children, adolescents and adults with leptospirosis. This is a retrospective study including a total of 373 consecutive patients with leptospirosis, admitted to tertiary hospitals in Northeast of Brazil, from May 1985 to(More)
Although TP53 alterations have been studied in human tumors, data considering the role of two common TP53 polymorphisms (Pro72Arg in codon 72 and Ins16bp in intron 3) and their associations with TP53 mutations in gastric cancer are very limited. Thus, we analyzed these parameters taking into consideration the clinicopathological data. DNA from 106 gastric(More)
BACKGROUND Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a serious complication of visceral leishmaniasis (VL). The aim of this study is to describe demographical, clinical and laboratory features of HLH in children with VL. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort of children with HLH and VL admitted to a tertiary hospital in Northeast, Brazil, from January(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Kidney abnormalities are one of the main chronic complications of sickle cell disease (SCD). The aim of this study is to investigate the occurrence of renal tubular abnormalities among patients with SCD. METHODS This is a prospective study with 26 SCD adult patients in Brazil. Urinary acidification and concentration tests were performed(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to investigate factors associated with thrombocytopenia in a large cohort of patients with leptospirosis in an endemic area. METHODS This retrospective study included 374 consecutive patients with leptospirosis who were admitted to tertiary hospitals in Fortaleza, Brazil. All patients had a diagnosis of severe(More)
Background Renal abnormalities are often seen in sickle cell disease (SCD). Objective To investigate the role of hydroxycarbamide as a protective agent in sickle cell nephropathy. Setting Patients with SCD followed at a Hematology outpatients clinic. Methods Prospective study with 26 SCD patients. Renal function evaluation was performed and a comparison(More)