João Ulisses Ribeiro

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Purpose: The objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence of endometriosis among the relatives of patients with confirmed endometriosis. Methods: We analyzed the prevalence of endometriosis among first-, second-, and third-degree relatives in a group of 101 patients with varying symptoms related to endometriosis seen at two public(More)
Growth and sexual maturation was studied of 125 Brazilian patients with sickle cell disease whose ages ranged from 7 months to 42 years. Height and weight were significantly lower when compared with the unaffected population. The height and weight deficit increased in the age range of 11-19 years as compared with patients less than 11 years of age. Age of(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to evaluate some inflammatory mediators, i.e. cytokines that induce and inhibit nitric oxide (NO) synthase, in pregnant women with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E) compared to clinically normal patients. METHODS Placental fragments were collected from 46 pregnant patients, including 30 clinically normal subjects and 16 women with(More)
In an attempt to improve the post-mortem diagnosis of Chagas's disease the authors performed haemagglutination tests (HAT), fluorescent Trypanosoma cruzi antibody tests (FAT), and complement fixation tests (CFT) on the pericardial fluid obtained at autopsy of 50 individuals with Chagas's heart disease, and 93 patients in whom this disease was not thought to(More)
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