Marcio R. Bueno

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BACKGROUND/AIM Several drugs have been tested for the treatment of hepatic cirrhosis induced by various etiologic agents. Although interferon (IFN)alpha-2a has mostly been used to treat viral hepatitis, its anti-fibrogenic properties remain to be established. METHODS An experimental model of cholestasis-induced cirrhosis was used to test the effect of(More)
During the course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), several immune and neuroendocrine changes associated with pregnancy may exert positive (amelioration) or negative (exacerbation) effects on the clinical outcome. In order to shed light on the mechanisms underlying these responses, we performed a prospective longitudinal(More)
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