Maria Lucia Ribeiro Caldas

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BACKGROUND Lepidium meyenii Walp. (Brassicaceae), known as Maca, is a Peruvian hypocotyl growing exclusively between 4000 and 4500 m altitude in the central Peruvian Andes, particularly in Junin plateau and is used traditionally to enhance fertility. Maca is a cultivated plant and different cultivars are described according to the color of the hypocotyls.(More)
BACKGROUND Renal amyloidosis is one of the main differential diagnoses in the investigation of nephrotic proteinuria in adults, especially elderly patients. OBJECTIVES The aim of this article is to contribute to international research with epidemiologic data of renal amyloidosis, given the lack of uniformity described in the literature. PATIENTS AND(More)
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a rare condition which most frequently follows gastrointestinal or respiratory infection episodes in young children, but it can also occur in other settings such as the postpartum period and during use of drugs such as oral contraconceptives, immunosuppressors, and antineoplastics. In early pregnancy, however, its(More)
Kidneys of 16 beagles with experimentally induced heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) infections and 4 heartworm-nai;ve dogs were studied by light and electron microscopy. The infections were induced either by subcutaneous injection of infective larvae or by the transplantation of adult parasites, and infection periods varied from 111 to 818 days and 365 to 923(More)
BACKGROUND Hypercontractile esophagus (HE) is a primary hypercontractile disorder of the esophageal musculature not frequently seen in the general population. It is characterized by the presence of at least one contraction with a very high amplitude and duration (DCI > 8,000 mmHg/s/cm) in patients with esophageal symptoms. The aim of our study was to assess(More)
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is th e commonest primary glomerular disease worldwide. Studies on its prevalence in Brazil are however scarce. Databases and clinical records from 10 reference centres were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical and laboratory features at the moment of the biopsy were retrieved (age, gender, presence of hematuria, serum creatinine(More)
PURPOSE Low urinary flow rates are common after tubularized incised plate urethroplasty but the etiology remains unclear and may be related to low urethral compliance due to abnormal collagen concentrations and/or fewer elastic fibers in the healed urethral plate. We hypothesized that inserting a preputial mucosal graft over the dorsal raw area after the(More)
The case of a 67 years old woman with giant cell arteritis and neuritis multiplex is reported. The diagnosis was based on the microscopic appearances of temporal artery biopsy specimens. The authors described the involvement of peripheral nerves in this disease and made differential diagnosis with polyarteritis nodosa. There was also hemorragic infarction(More)