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The objective of this study was to investigate renal function in a cohort of 98 patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) followed up at a tertiary hospital in Brazil. Clinical and laboratory characteristics at the time of the most recent medical examination were analyzed. Renal function was evaluated by the estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) by(More)
BACKGROUND Although activation of the complement system in myocardial infarction and cardiopulmonary bypass has been shown to contribute to myocardial injury, its role in congestive heart failure (CHF) is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the presence of terminal complement activation and its relation to clinical outcomes in patients with(More)
The second generation fibric acid derivative, bezafibrate (Bezalip, Norlip) is widely used as a hypolipemic agent throughout Europe and Israel. Its side-effects are well documented, and include myositis, which is considered very rare. We report a 55-year-old diabetic woman with hypertension who had mild renal dysfunction (creatinine 2.0 mg/dl) who received(More)
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