Maria Regina T Araújo

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BACKGROUND It has been speculated that increased levels of circulating or intraperitoneal pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin 6, and pro-angiogenic vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) may contribute to high peritoneal small-solute transport rate (PSTR) in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. In this study we evaluated(More)
Mycobacterium haemophilum is a slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacterium that can cause disease in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. The most common clinical presentations of infection are the appearance of suppurative and ulcerated skin nodules. For the diagnosis, samples collected from suspected cases must be processed under the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the impact of acute renal failure (ARF) on the evolution of infants undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS We assessed 15 infants undergoing cardiac surgery who developed (ARF). Their demographic, clinical and surgical data, and evolution were analyzed. RESULTS Their mean age was 4.4+/-4.0 months (8 days to 24 months). Twelve infants(More)
Antiviral therapies are associated with an increased risk of acute rejection in transplant patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of lamivudine therapy for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in renal transplant patients. Six patients were included in this study. They received 150 mg/day of lamivudine during a follow-up(More)
Reports on the use of sirolimus (SRL) in pancreas transplantation are still limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of SRL conversion in pancreas transplant patients. Among 247 patients undergoing simultaneous kidney-pancreas or solitary pancreas transplantation, 33 (13%) were converted to SRL. The reasons for conversion were calcineurin(More)
UNLABELLED The prolonged life span of populations is the obvious reason for an increasing proportion of elderly patients with acute renal failure (ARF). The role of age as a factor indicative of a poor prognosis is a matter of controversy. OBJECTIVE To evaluate this role we have analyzed the final outcome of elderly patients with ARF treated in our(More)
Hepatorenal syndrome was observed in 25% of the patients with end stage liver disease. In this situation they stayed longer time in intensive unit treatment, hemodialysis. This evolution was observed in 67% of them with this complication after surgery. In this report we describe three patients with hepatorenal syndrome reversible after liver transplant. We(More)
8572 Background: Malignant Schwannoma is a rare entity that represents 2% of the peripheral nerve sheath tumors. It usually arises from limbs, paravertebral areas or head and neck.It has an aggressive biological behavior with local infiltration and hematogeneous metastases. Multiple cytogenetics aberrations and structural anomalies have been demonstrated by(More)
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