Janice Luisa Lukrafka

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risk for fungal infection related to low doses of steroids is minimal. Active surveillance, as well as analysis of associated risk factors, is required to detect concurrence of severe oppor-tunistic infections in patients treated with TNF antagonists and to identify patients who could benefi t from these therapies with fewer risks. are investigators in the(More)
OBJECTIVES The six-minute walk test has been widely used to evaluate functional capacity and predict mortality in several populations. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of the six-minute walk test for the life expectancy of end-stage renal disease patients. METHODS Patients over 18 years old who underwent hemodialysis for at(More)
Electroacupuncture (EA) has been used to treat many diseases, including heart failure (HF). This study aimed to evaluate the effects of chronic stimulation in the ST36 acupuncture point on haemodynamic parameters and baroreflex function in rats with HF. Cardiovascular parameters assessed were heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), and the reflex(More)
INTRODUCTION Pediatric patients undergoing kidney transplantation can present changes in pulmonary function and functional capacity for exercise. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the functional capacity and pulmonary function in children and adolescents undergoing kidney transplantation. METHOD Children and adolescents aged six to 18 years of age were evaluated in(More)
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