Luís Eduardo Procópio Calliari

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PURPOSE Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the most important microvascular complications in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In Brazil, its proliferative form is the second cause of irreversible blindness among adults of working age. Despite the strong association of DR with disease duration and degree of chronic hyperglycemia, genetic predisposition has(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND To determine the characteristics of clinical care offered to type 1 diabetic patients across the four distinct regions of Brazil, with geographic and contrasting socioeconomic differences. Glycemic control, prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, screening for chronic complications and the frequency that the recommended treatment(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the determinants of intensive insulin regimens (ITs) in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS This multicenter study was conducted between December 2008 and December 2010 in 28 public clinics in 20 Brazilian cities. Data were obtained from 3,591 patients (56.0% female, 57.1% Caucasian). Insulin regimens were classified as(More)
Thirty-seven 45 X Turner syndrome patients with confirmed peripheral blood lymphocyte karyotype were initially selected to determine the origin of the retained X chromosome and to correlate it with their parents' stature. Blood samples were available in 25 families. The parental origin of the X chromosome was determined in 24 informative families through(More)
The R337H TP53 mutation is a low-penetrance molecular defect that predisposes to adrenocortical tumour (ACT) formation in Brazilian and possibly other populations. Additional genetic defects may be responsible for the variable expression of ACTs in these cases. The inhibin alpha-subunit gene (INHA) on 2q33-qter has been implicated in mouse adrenocortical(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the relationship between adherence to the diet reported by patients with type 1 diabetes under routine clinical care in Brazil, and demographic, socioeconomic status, glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS This was a cross-sectional, multicenter study conducted between December 2008 and December 2010 in 28 public(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common recessive autosomal disease among Caucasian. Children with CF have benefitted from advances in medical and nutritional treatments, and this can be gleaned from the improvement in the survival of these patients. The increase in the survival rate brought with it the appearance of co-morbidities related to CF. Nowadays(More)
BACKGROUND In type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) management, enhancing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is as important as good metabolic control and prevention of secondary complications. This study aims to evaluate possible regional differences in HRQoL, demographic features and clinical characteristics of patients with T1DM in Brazil, a country of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Treatments for Graves' disease (GD) in children and adolescents include oral antithyroid drugs (ATDs), near total thyroidectomy, and radioactive iodine (RAI). ATDs remain the preferred choice in this age group, but because persistent remission occurs in 30% of cases, RAI is becoming a common option for definitive therapy. METHODS We(More)
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