Mônica Peres C Duarte

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AIMS The aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency and the outcome of pregnancies in renal transplant recipients at our center. METHODS This study involved the retrospective analysis of 405 childbearing female renal recipients for presence of risk factors, the outcome of pregnancy, and maternal and fetal complications. RESULTS Fourty-four(More)
BACKGROUND Early recognition of heart disease in diabetics is a highly desirable goal, and diastolic dysfunction, one of its earliest manifestations, can be readily assessed by tissue Doppler imaging. We tested in normotensive diabetics without signs of coronary artery disease whether tissue Doppler imaging would improve the diagnosis of diastolic(More)
A variety of genetic alterations are considered hallmarks of cancer development and progression. The Ikaros gene family, encoding for key transcription factors in hematopoietic development, provides several examples as genetic defects in these genes are associated with the development of different types of leukemia. However, the complex patterns of(More)
Disturbances in Calcium-PTH-Vitamin D axis are frequently associated with chronic liver diseases (CLD). In patients with CLD, a trend toward decreased serum calcium and vitamin D has already been demonstrated with compensatory increases in PTH levels. Even though reduced vitamin D hydroxylation has been considered the most important mechanism for these(More)
BACKGROUND There has been a growing interest in treating postmenopausal women with androgens. However, hyperandrogenemia in females has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess the effects of androgen replacement on cardiovascular risk factors. DESIGN Thirty-seven postmenopausal women aged 42-62 years(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a persistent virus with oncogenic capacity that has been implicated in the development of aggressive B cell lymphomas, primarily in immunosuppressed individuals, although it can be present in immunocompetent individuals. Changes in the function and clonal diversity of T lymphocytes might be implied by viral persistence and(More)
Women in their fourth decade and older experience a decrease in androgen serum levels. This may lead to the clinical syndrome of female androgen insufficiency expressed by insidious tiredness, diminished sense of well-being and libido, alterations in body composition and bone loss. If there is a past history of bilateral oophorectomy, hypopituitarism,(More)
A poor anticoagulant response to activated protein C (APC r&stance) induced hy the ArglGln8g8 mutation of the Factor V gene is, in ssversl countries, the most oommon genetic defect sssootatsd with thmmbophilic disorders. Frequencies of APC resistance between 2050% have teen observed in pstients with deep venous thrombosis, SugQedinQ the importance of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe a case of organ-confined prostate cancer in a patient with hemophilia who was treated with radical prostatectomy. METHODS We report the medical history emphasizing the haematologic, anesthetic and surgical management. RESULTS We demonstrate that a successful retropubic radical prostatectomy may be undertaken in a hemophilic(More)
CASE DESCRIPTION An 82-years old Hispanic woman with a past medical history significant for pulmonary thromboembolism on oral anticoagulation, rheumatoid arthritis, and hypertension developed a new onset thrombocytopenia. CLINICAL FINDINGS Small clonal B-cells populations (SCBP) also known as monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis was found as part of the workup(More)
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