Flávia R Oliveira

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BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complication of schistosomiasis mansoni (SM), mainly in the hepatosplenic form. However, its prevalence is not well established. We evaluated the usefulness of Doppler echocardiographic indexes to detect right heart dysfunction in SM. METHODS A total of 83 patients divided into two groups were studied: Group 1:(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of polymorphisms in the glutathione S-transferase genes GSTM1 and GSTT1 in patients with lens opacity (cataract). Peripheral blood samples were obtained from male and female patients (N = 23) with cataract. The GSTM1 and GSTT1 polymorphic regions were amplified by polymerase chain reaction, and the(More)
The objective of this study is to investigate the presence of anti-nucleosome (anti-NCS) and anti-chromatin (anti-CRT) antibodies in patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) compared with active and inactive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A total of 154 subjects were evaluated: 54 patients presenting CLE, 66 patients with active SLE and 34(More)
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