Julie Calixto Lobo

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Cumulative evidence indicates that oxidative stress and inflammation frequently occurs in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (HD) and as a result of overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and a decrease of antioxidant defenses such as selenium (Se). Previous studies in our laboratory showed that the supplementation of 1 unit of Brazil nut(More)
The normal intestinal microbiota plays a major role in the maintenance of health and disease prevention. In fact, the alteration of the intestinal microbiota has been shown to contribute to the pathogenesis of several pathological conditions, including obesity and insulin resistance, among others. Recent studies have revealed profound alterations of the gut(More)
UNLABELLED Recent evidences suggested a possible relationship between zinc deficiency and leptin levels in pathogenesis of anorexia in chronic kidney disease. The present study addressed the relationship between zinc and leptin in hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS Fifty HD patients (54.3±12.7years old, 62% men) were studied and compared to 21 healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the body composition and inflammatory status in patients on hemodialysis (HD) according to the cutoff of 23 kg/m² for the body mass index (BMI). METHODS Forty-seven patients (30 men, 11 diabetics, 53.8 ± 12.2 y of age, 58.2 ± 50.9 mo on HD) were studied. Anthropometric data and handgrip strength were evaluated. C-reactive protein,(More)
OBJECTIVE This article reviews and illustrates the anatomy and pathology of the masticator space (MS). BACKGROUND Pathology of the masticator space includes inflammatory conditions, vascular lesions, and tumours. Intrinsic tumours of this space can be benign and malignant, and they may arise from the mandibular ramus, the third division of the trigeminal(More)
Nesfatin-1 is a recently identified anorexigenic peptide that has been implicated in appetite regulation, weight loss and/or malnutrition. Anorexia and malnutrition are common features of chronic kidney disease (CKD) that predispose patients to worse outcomes. However, the reasons for the occurrence of anorexia in CKD patients are not fully elucidated. The(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) present anorexia, which may be related with the chronic inflammatory process. Thus the objective of this study was to evaluate if there is association between inflammation and the orexigenic hormone, acyl-ghrelin, in CKD patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). METHODS Thirty-six(More)
OBJECTIVE Scoliosis surgery involves major blood loss and frequently requires blood transfusion. The cost and risks involved in using allogeneic blood have motivated investigation of methods capable of reducing patients' bleeding during operations. One of these methods is to use antifibrinolytic drugs, and tranexamic acid is among these. The aim of this(More)
In hemodialysis (HD) patients studies have shown that plasma ghrelin is increased and it has been speculated that ghrelin levels might be related to systemic inflammation. The present study attempted to correlate the serum levels of total ghrelin with serum TNF-α and IL-6, and with nutritional status and body composition in HD patients. Forty-seven HD(More)
Cardiovascular complications caused by an accelerated atherosclerotic disease consist the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). These patients present multiple atherosclerotic risk factors, considered traditional, as well as nontraditional risk factors such as inflammation and oxidative stress. These(More)