Elizabeth de Francesco Daher

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The aim of this study is to investigate renal involvement in schistosomiasis. This is a retrospective cohort of 60 consecutive patients with schistosomiasis admitted to a university hospital in Maceió, Brazil. The patients were divided into 2 groups: patients with and without acute kidney injury (AKI) according to the RIFLE criteria. We compared the groups(More)
BACKGROUND There are few studies about the functional tubular disturbances in human Kala-azar. The aim of this study was to investigate alterations in tubular reabsorption of urinary proteins, sodium, potassium, chloride, glucose, uric acid, inorganic phosphate and amino acids in patients with the chronic form of kala-azar. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a(More)
A prospective study was designed to evaluate disorders of hemostasis and levels of anticardiolipin antibodies (ACL) in 30 patients with severe leptospirosis and acute renal failure (ARF) (ARF was defined as serum creatinine > or =1.5 mg/dL). The patients had been admitted to the Walter Cantídio University Hospital, São José Infectious Diseases Hospital and(More)
We performed a retrospective study of 164 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with disseminated histoplasmosis to identify the risk factors for death. Death occurred in 32% of the cases. Univariate analysis identified the following risk factors: diarrhea (odds ratio [OR] = 3.9, P = 0.001), neurologic manifestations (OR = 5.8, ; P = 0.001),(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine the composition of kidney stone fragments obtained after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). METHODS Kidney stone fragments from 25 patients with urolithiasis treated with ESWL were submitted for morphological analysis. The composition was determined for all the recovered fragments. (More)
Post-transplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM) is an important complication related to kidney transplantation (KT), and its occurrence is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, KT is considered to be the most effective treatment option that offers better quality of life for patients with end-stage kidney disease. This study aimed to(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to analyze mental health, nutritional status, and physical activity in psychiatry residents. METHODS Sixty-two residents were invited and 59 participated (95.2% response). Depressive, anxious, and social phobic symptoms; alcohol use; and nicotine dependence were measured. Body mass index and lifestyle were also evaluated. (More)
This is a case series of 10 consecutive renal allograft recipients, followed at a tertiary hospital in northeast Brazil, with a confirmed diagnosis of dengue. Five of the patients needed hospitalization. Half of them were males and age ranged from 19 to 60 years with a median of 38.2 years. They had been transplanted for a mean of 5 days to 166 months. Four(More)
BACKGROUND Renal involvement in Schistosoma mansoni infection is not well studied. The aim of this study is to investigate the occurrence of renal abnormalities in patients with hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HSS), especially renal tubular disorders. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study with 20 consecutive patients with HSS followed in a medical center(More)
Leptospirosis is recognized as a globally re-emerging zoonosis. Interstitial nephritis is the principal feature of the disease. Leptospirosis-induced acute kidney injury typically is nonoliguric and includes hypokalemia. Tubular function alterations precede a decrease in the glomerular filtration rate, which could explain the high frequency of hypokalemia.(More)