Fernando Antonio de Almeida

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BACKGROUND Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are the most important cause of maternal and fetal death and pregnancy complications in Latin America and the Caribbean. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to characterize the epidemiological profile of women with HDP admitted to a Brazilian tertiary reference hospital, and to evaluate maternal(More)
Objective: To translate into Brazilian–Portuguese, culturally adapt and validate the DLQI. Patients and Methods: The DLQI was translated into Brazilian–Portuguese and cultural adaptation was performed following the methodology proposed by Falcão. Inter-observer reliability and validity were assessed. Seventy-one patients with lupus erythematosus with(More)
664 Bras J Rheumatol 2009;49(6):658-69 Received on 12/04/2008. Approved on 09/18/2009. We declare no conflict os interest. 1. Professor of Nephrology at PUC/SP 2. Professor of Rheumatology at PUC/SP 3. Graduate Student at the Medical School at PUC/SP Correspondence to: Ricardo A. M. Cadaval. Disciplina de Nefrologia do Departamento de Medicina da PUC/SP.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cardiovascular diseases are major causes of mortality in chronic renal failure patients before and after renal transplantation. Among them, coronary disease presents a particular risk; however, risk predictors have been used to diagnose coronary heart disease. This study evaluated the frequency and importance of clinical predictors of(More)
INTRODUCTION One of the biggest challenges in the management of hypertension is adequate blood pressure (BP) control. To achieve this goal, home blood pressure measurement (HBPM) with automated devices has been encouraged. However, part of the medical community still disputes its validity, believing that HBPM may lead to incorrect readings. OBJECTIVE To(More)
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