Jorge Pereira da Silva

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The objective of this work was to determine the methemoglobinemia and correlate with dapsone levels in multibacillary leprosy patients under leprosy multi-drug therapy. Thirty patients with laboratory and clinical diagnosis of multibacillary leprosy were enrolled. Dapsone was analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography and methemoglobinemia by(More)
Children with chronic renal failure in general present growth retardation that is aggravated by corticosteroids. We describe here the effects of methylprednisolone (MP) and recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) on the growth plate (GP) of uremic rats. Uremia was induced by subtotal nephrectomy in 30-day-old rats, followed by 20 IU kg-1 day-1 rhGH (N = 7)(More)
Background: Langerhans cells constitute a special subset of immature dendritic cells localized in the epidermis that play a key role in the skin’s immune response. The production of cytokines is a key event in both the initiation and the regulation of immune responses, and different drugs can be used to remove or modify their production by DC and,(More)
Increased use of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) to treat advanced heart failure has heightened concern for right ventricular failure after LVAD implantation, which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Biventricular support is required in up to 30% of LVAD recipients. Currently, no durable long-term right ventricular(More)
From 1976 to 1982, 63 patients with carcinoma of the lung underwent curative pulmonary resection, mediastinal lymph node dissection, and postoperative mediastinal irradiation when indicated. After operation, the patients were randomized by cell type and stage of disease into two groups. Beginning 1 month postoperatively, Group 1 patients (N = 28) received 1(More)
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