Carina Afonso

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BACKGROUND Although intrarenal dopamine is known to behave as an endogenous natriuretic hormone the role of the renal dopaminergic system in the sodium handling of nephrotic oedema remains unknown. STUDY DESIGN We monitored the daily urinary excretion of free dopamine, L-DOPA-its precursor, and its metabolites, DOPAC and HVA, during sodium retention(More)
INTRODUCTION Preeclampsia may affect the risk for future cardiovascular disease. Haptoglobin (Hp), an acute phase protein with genetic polymorphism (Hp1.1, 2.1 and 2.2) synthesized in the hepatocyte and in many tissues, may modulate the risk through the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory differential effects of their genotypes. OBJECTIVES Evaluate some(More)
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