Ana Sofia Teixeira

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The highly heterogeneous epithelial mucins show considerable inter-individual variability attributable to allelic variations in their tandem repeat (TR) peptide domains. Most mucins are known to show variations in repeat number but variation in the sequence of the individual TRs is not as well characterised. Here, we have studied variation in the(More)
OBJECTIVE SLE has a relapsing-remitting course with disease activity flares over time. This study aims to identify clinical predictors of SLE flares. METHODS This prospective cohort study over 24 months included all SLE patients on follow-up at one academic lupus clinic. Flare was defined as an increase in SLEDAI-2K score ≥4 points. Baseline clinical and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Dysregulation of respiratory mucins, MUC5AC in particular, has been implicated in respiratory disease and MUC5AC expression is up-regulated in response to environmental challenges and inflammatory mediators. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of genetic variation on susceptibility to common respiratory conditions. (More)
OBJECTIVE The Assimilation model argues that therapists should work responsively within the client's therapeutic zone of proximal development (TZPD). This study analyzed the association between the collaborative processes assessed by the Therapeutic Collaboration Coding System (TCCS) and advances in assimilation, as assessed by the Assimilation of(More)
Objective. SLE has a relapsing remitting course with disease activity flares over time. This study aims to identify clinical predictors of SLE flares. Methods. This prospective cohort study over 24 months included all SLE patients on follow-up at one academic lupus clinic. Flare was defined as an increase in SLEDAI-2K score 54 points. Baseline clinical and(More)
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