Cláudio Arnaldo Len

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BACKGROUND An increased concentration of plasma homocysteine (Hcy) has toxic effects on vascular endothelium. This seems to be a risk factor of cardiovascular disease, premature stroke and venous thrombosis. The risk is higher in coincidence with other factors like chronic diseases and familiar hypercholesterolemia. The aim of our study was to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to translate the 'Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™ 3.0) Cardiac Module' into Portuguese, adapt it to Brazilian culture, and assess its psychometric properties (validity and reproducibility), and to calculate health-related quality of life scores on the PedsQL 4.0 and PedsQL™ 3.0 Cardiac Module Scales for a group of(More)
To evaluate the prevalence of genetic defects in clinically suspected autoinflammatory syndromes (AIS) in a Brazilian multicenter study. The study included 102 patients with a clinical diagnosis of Cryopyrin Associated Periodic Syndromes (CAPS), TNF Receptor Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS), Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF), Mevalonate Kinase(More)
Purpose Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) is a complex inflammatory disease whose etiology remains unknown. sJIA is distinguished from other forms of juvenile idio-pathic arthritis (JIA) by its characteristic features including requisite quotidian fever and salmon-colored, evanescent skin rash, but also by an absence of autoantibodies. Based on(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatic diseases in children are associated with significant morbidity and poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL). There is no health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scale available specifically for children with less common rheumatic diseases. These diseases share several features with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) such as their(More)