Leonardo Duque de Miranda Chaves

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OBJECTIVE This is a descriptive study to determine smoking prevalence rates in a convenience sample of patients with schizophrenia and to describe clinical/demographic variables for nicotine use in this population. METHOD Patients with schizophrenia were consecutively invited to answer a standard clinical/demographic questionnaire and a questionnaire on(More)
BACKGROUND Studies assessing the efficacy of azathioprine (AZA) in steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis (SD-UC) are scarce. The purpose of this trial was to explore the efficacy of AZA in maintaining steroid-free remission in SD-UC patients and the factors associated with sustained response. METHODS In this observational cohort study, 42 subjects with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of mood swings (MS) and possible associated factors in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS Prospective longitudinal study of 50 patients (60% females; mean age 40.6 years) with a diagnosis of CD over a 16-month follow-up. Clinical activity was assessed by the CD activity index. Psychological status self-report(More)
BACKGROUND Studies assessing the efficacy of azathioprine (AZA) in steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis (UC) are scarce. The aim of this study was to assess the long-term efficacy and safety of AZA in patients with steroid-dependent UC, as well as factors associated with sustained response. MATERIAL/METHODS In this prospective observational study 46 adult(More)
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