Margarida Paula Romão Ramos

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Congenital hypoparathyroidism caused by velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) typically presents with hypocalcemia in the neonatal period associated with other characteristic findings. We report the case of an 8-year-old boy presenting a hypocalcemic seizure (ionized calcium, 0.65 mM); he had a history of velopharyngeal insufficiency and late development with(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the pattern of disease expression and to gain better understanding in patients with juvenile onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Portugal. METHODS The features of unselected patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who had disease onset before the age of 18 years were retrospectively analysed in three Portuguese centres with(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide evidence-based guidance for the rational and safe prescription of biological therapies in children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIAs) considering the latest available evidence and the new licensed biologics. METHODS Rheumatologists and Pediatricians with expertise in Pediatric Rheumatology updated the(More)
OBJECTIVE To update the Portuguese recommendations in order to assist the rational and safe prescribing of biological therapies in children and adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) as more evidence and experience with these drugs are available. METHODS The recommendations were formulated by Rheumatologists and Pediatricians, with(More)
The protective action of a series of organic sulfur compounds and amino acids has been investigated by using glycine and glycylglycine as substrates. A linear relationship is shown to exist between the reciprocal of the G-m value for the substrate in the presence of the protecting agent, and the concentration of this protecting agent. The "protecting(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric Takayasu arteritis (pTA) is difficult to treat and can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to describe clinical characteristics for pTA and determine the safety and efficacy of cyclophosphamide (CYC) and infliximab (IFX) in pTA. METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of 23 pTA(More)
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