Andrea Cristina Pereira

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INTRODUCTION Common variable immunodeficiency is characterized by defective antibody production and recurrent pulmonary infections. Intravenous immunoglobulin is the treatment of choice, but the effects of Intravenous immunoglobulin on pulmonary defense mechanisms are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to verify the impact of(More)
Nrdp1 is a RING finger ubiquitin E3 ligase that interacts with Parkin, and promotes the degradation of Parkin, a causative protein for early onset Autosomal Recessive Juvenile Parkinsonism (AR-JP). To investigate if Nrdp1 plays a role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease, we generated transgenic Drosophila that expressed Drosophila Nrdp1 (dNrdp1) and(More)
Background. It has been widely suggested that analyses considering multilocus effects would be crucial to characterize the relationship between gene variability and essential hypertension (EH). Objective. To test for the presence of multilocus effects between/among seven polymorphisms (six genes) on blood pressure-related traits in African-derived(More)
This retrospective study evaluated the frequency of development of root resorption in dental trauma cases involving supporting tissue. For 249 traumatized teeth of 125 patients aged between 7 and 51 years, we collected data on the gender and age of the patient, the teeth involved, the type of trauma, and the period between dental injury and initial(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial and autonomic damage are hallmarks of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, while much has been published on impairment of the autonomic nervous system, much less has been published on the interrelationship between autonomic damage and exercise. STUDY DESIGN The present investigation examined the change in heart rate, blood(More)
Endodontic therapy is indicated for cases of traumatic tooth dislocation associated with pulp necrosis and/or inflammatory resorption. Here we describe the management of a maxillary left lateral permanent incisor that suffered lateral luxation, leading to pulp necrosis and root resorption, in a 13-year-old boy. The traumatized tooth was treated successfully(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of genital herpes is increasing worldwide. Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is the most common cause of genital ulcerations among the sexually transmitted diseases (STDS). In order to investigate the sexual transmission of genital herpes infection in Brazil, the prevalence of specific antibodies to HSV-2, in populations of high(More)
PURPOSE To study, on Goldmann perimetry, a group of patients with complete temporal hemianopia on Humphrey perimetry (24-2 full threshold test) and to evaluate the percentage of eyes in which computerized perimetry failed to identify a temporal visual field remnants. METHODS Nineteen patients with visual field defect by chiasmal compression were(More)
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