Francisco José Caldeira Reis

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Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common single-gene defects in European descent populations with an incidence of about 1 in every 2500 live births and carrier frequency of approximately 1 in 25. The most common mutation at the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene is a deletion (p.F508del) of the phenylalanine codon 508; its frequency,(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by at least 1,000 different mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene (CFTR). To determine the frequency of 70 common worldwide CFTR mutations in 155 Euro-Brazilian CF patients and in 38 Afro-Brazilian CF patients, we used direct PCR amplification of DNA from a(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the hepatic abnormalities revealed by ultrasound examination of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients followed at the CF Outpatient Clinic at the Federal University of Minas Gerais; to compare ultrasound data with clinical and biochemical parameters; to validate the Williams ultrasound score for the diagnosis of liver disease in CF. METHODS(More)
One hundred and seventeen children with pulmonary tuberculosis underwent treatment with a 6-month daily regimen of rifampin (15 mg/kg/day) and isoniazid (10 mg/kg/day). The criteria for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis were (1) clinical symptoms and signs in 93 children (79%), (2) history of direct contact with an adult with tuberculosis in 106(More)
A retrospective observational study was carried out to analyze the correlations between formal pulmonary function tests and the Shwachman-Kulczycki (SK) score. Forty-six Brazilian cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, clinically stable, aged 7-19 years, were included. Clinical and radiological findings of the SK score system and spirometry variables were assessed(More)
Evidence-based techniques have been increasingly used in the creation of clinical guidelines and the development of recommendations for medical practice. The use of levels of evidence allows the reader to identify the quality of scientific information that supports the recommendations made by experts. The objective of this review was to address current(More)
Selected prognostic factors were assessed in a cohort of 111 Brazilian children with cystic fibrosis diagnosed between 1 June 1970 and 31 December 1994 and followed in the Pediatric Pulmonology Unit of the Federal University of Minas Gerais Hospital. A standardized protocol was used to collect information retrospectively from medical charts which included(More)
The purpose of the present study was to identify prognostic factors related to death in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Records of 127 patients with CF submitted to a systematic protocol were retrospectively reviewed. Prognostic factors associated with demographic, nutritional, clinical, and laboratory findings on admission were studied. The median(More)
A survival analysis was carried out on cystic fibrosis (CF) patients diagnosed and followed at the General Hospital, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The study cohort consisted of 111 children, admitted to the Pediatric Pulmonology Section from 1 June 1970 to 31 December 1994. The survival curve and table, constructed by the Kaplan-Meier (product(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive disease of the Caucasian population. Among the various CF mutations, p.F508del is the most frequent, accounting for two-thirds of the global CF chromosomes, although showing great variability among populations. We have studied 115 unrelated CF patients from a mixed population of Minas Gerais(More)