Jorge Luiz Pereira e Silva

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Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare genetic lung disease characterized by calcifications within the alveoli. Mutations in the SLC34A2 gene, which encodes a type IIb sodium-phosphate cotransporter, are responsible for this disease, leading to intra-alveolar accumulation of phosphate that favors the formation of microliths. The hallmark of this(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the applicability of the 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) as an instrument to measure health-related quality of life in a sample of patients with progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) through the analysis of its reproducibility and its correlation with functional and clinical parameters. METHODS A test-retest reproducibility(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze chest CT scans of patients with thoracic textiloma. METHODS This was a retrospective study of 16 patients (11 men and 5 women) with surgically confirmed thoracic textiloma. The chest CT scans of those patients were evaluated by two independent observers, and discordant results were resolved by consensus. (More)
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