Deise de Boni Monteiro de Carvalho

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Cyclophosphamide (CP) has been used for over 40 years in patients with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) presenting frequent relapses or steroid dependence (SD). We evaluated retrospectively and tried to identify parameters possibly associated with a prolonged and sustained remission (PSR+) ≥5 years in 108 children with steroid-dependent nephrotic(More)
We reviewed the impact of dengue in 27 renal transplant recipients (9 females and 18 males) at a mean of 63 (6-287) months after transplantation. Their mean age was 37+/-14 years and all were first transplantations (21 live donors, 6 deceased donors). Twenty-six were dengue fever cases and one had dengue hemorrhagic fever. Symptoms were: fever (100%),(More)
INTRODUCTION Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), pro-drug mycophenolic acid (MPA) is an immunosuppressive effective in the prophylaxis of acute rejection, but associated with gastrointestinal adverse events. Mycophenolate sodium (MPS) with enteric coating was developed with intention of reducing such gastrointestinal adverse events associated with MPA. OBJECTIVE(More)
This multicenter, randomized trial aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of an early reduction in corticosteroid dose vs. long-term maintenance in Brazilian patients on an immunosuppressive regimen based on tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). In the control arm, prednisone was progressively reduced from days 8 to 90 and then kept for 12 months.(More)
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