Marcela Scabello Amaral

Learn More
OBJECTIVE To determine whether antibodies against high-density lipoprotein (aHDL) and apolipoprotein A-I (aApo A-I) interfere with the anti-atherogenic functions of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and relate to disease activity and damage in SLE. METHODS Seventy-seven SLE patients were compared with an age- and sex-frequency matched control group.(More)
A small but important group of patients in our lupus cohort has needed total joint replacement (TJR). Arthritis was identified in 94% of our lupus patients. We have determined how many of our patients needed TJR, explored the risk factors for this procedure in patients with SLE and reviewed the outcome for these patients. Records of the cohort of patients(More)
PURPOSE To determine the causes of low vision in an elderly population attended by a university visual rehabilitation service and to check for the use of prescribed optical aids. METHOD A cross-sectional study was carried out on patients aged 60 years or over attending for the first time a university low vision service in 2001. Ophthalmic reevaluation and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of dorzolamide compared to apraclonidine, in the prevention of the intra-ocular pressure (IOP) spike after Nd :YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. SITE: Department of Ophthalmology, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) General Hospital, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS In a double masked prospective clinical trial,(More)
  • 1