María A. Ribeiro-Alves

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We report a case of acute tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU syndrome) in a 47-year-old woman who also was found to have antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody. The patient developed severe acute renal failure that improved after a high dose (1 mg/kg/d) of corticosteroid therapy. The diagnosis of the disorder is discussed, as well as the finding of(More)
We present the case report of a 19-year-old patient with chronic kidney disease due to chronic glomerulonephritis, in hemodialysis (HD) by central catheter, with the incidental finding of a mass of 28x16 mm in right atrium (RA). The diagnosis of thrombus, infective endocarditis or myxoma were considered. Given the context of immunosuppression and difficult(More)
O diagnóstico de anemia em pacientes adultos (acima de 18 anos) com doença renal crônica (DRC), independentemente do estágio da doença, deverão obedecer aos critérios diagnósticos recomendados para a população geral (Evidência B). • Homens: nível de hemoglobina menor que 13,0 g/dL; • Mulheres e homens acima de 65 anos: nível de hemoglobina menor que 12,0(More)
BACKGROUND Renal transplantation is considered a safe procedure for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, the recurrence of disease and its impact on graft survival remains controversial. METHODS To analyze the presence of lupus serology activity during dialysis and its impact on lupus recurrence after transplantation, we performed a(More)
UNLABELLED Interleukin-6 stimulates tubular regeneration in rats with glycerol-induced acute renal failure. BACKGROUND Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a pleiotropic cytokine released after endotoxemia, trauma and organ injury. IL-6 may act in cellular proliferation activating transduction signals and Ras/Map cascade or the HGF/c-met axis. We tested the effect of(More)
A continuing medical education (CME) course was implemented for Latin American nephrologists in 2013. The topic was Immunopathology in native and transplanted kidneys. The course was given in Spanish and Portuguese. The activities included a distance education seven-week asynchronous online modality with multiple educational strategies. Thirty hours of(More)
CONTEXT Renal allograft biopsies have been used as a good method for monitoring the evolution of kidney transplants for at least 20 years. Histological analysis permits differential diagnosis of the causes of allograft dysfunction to be made. OBJECTIVES To correlate the data of urinalysis and serum creatinine with histological diagnosis of renal graft in(More)
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