Lidiane Vieira Marins

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BACKGROUND Steroidogenic factor 1 (SF-1) is a key determinant of endocrine development and function of adrenal cortex. SF-1 overexpression and gene amplification were previously demonstrated in a small group of pediatric adrenocortical tumors. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to determine the frequency of SF-1 protein expression and gene amplification in a(More)
The diagnosis of Val30Met familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) is based on genetic tests, clinical manifestations, familial history and biopsy of peripheral tissues (e.g. rectum, abdominal fat pad, sural nerve, and minor salivary gland) to confirm the presence of amyloid deposits. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of amyloid deposits(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate thyroid function and morphology in all diabetic outpatients from our institution. METHODS From 1996 to 1998, all diabetic patients were submitted to thyroid ultrasonography (US) and serum measurement of free T4, TSH, TPOAB, and TRAb. The control group, encompassing outpatients of the same hospital without diabetes and thyroid(More)
Introduction Giant-cell tumor of the tendon sheath (GCTTS) is part of the group of synovial tumors that can affect joints, bursas, and tendon sheaths. It is rare for GCTTS to involve the spine. When present, it is more common in the lower cervical spine. In the literature, there are only four cases described in the upper cervical spine. In this report, we(More)
Liver transplant recipients often perform liver biopsy (LB), specially in the context of potentially recurring diseases, such as hepatitis C infection. However, the LB has risks of complications, despite being the gold standard. Transient elastography (TE) is a noninvasive method comparable to the LB to evaluate liver fibrosis in various settings, but its(More)
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