Maria Teresa de Sande e Lemos Ramos Ascensão Terreri

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OBJECTIVE To characterize pediatric patients who had been diagnosed with polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) through necrotizing vasculitis of the small and mid-size arteries or those with characteristic findings on angiograms data were collected. STUDY DESIGN Pediatricians were asked to classify their patients into one of the four suggested groups for juvenile(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the reliability and validity of the Brazilian version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL 4.0) Generic Core Scales and measure the quality of life of healthy children and adolescents and patients with rheumatic diseases. METHODS We followed the translation methodology proposed by the developer of the original English(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate and compare demographic, clinical, laboratory and angiographic data of Brazilian children and adolescents with Takayasu's arteritis. METHODS In this Brazilian multicentre, retrospective study which included 10 paediatric rheumatology centres, we identified 71 children and adolescents with Takayasu's arteritis which were diagnosed(More)
OBJECTIVE There are several factors that contribute to poor adherence to treatment in children and adolescents with chronic rheumatic diseases, worsening their quality of life and prognosis. Our aim was to assess the rates of adherence to treatment and to identify the socioeconomic and clinical factors associated. METHODS The sample included 99 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To translate to Brazilian Portuguese and to evaluate the reliability of the Healthcare Satisfaction (HS) Generic Module version 3.0 of the PedsQL inventory for the Brazilian culture. METHOD The methods recommended by the authors of the original version of the questionnaire were used: 1) translation by bilingual experts; 2) back translation into(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the most prevalent pediatric hereditary autoinflammatory syndromes. SOURCES A review of the literature including relevant references from the PubMed and SciELO was carried out using the keywords autoinflammatory syndromes and child. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS The hereditary autoinflammatory syndromes are caused by monogenic defects of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the ultrasonographic (US) findings in the hips of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and the association between these findings and the signs, symptoms, and activity of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present retrospective study included 92 patients with JIA. The disease subtypes, age at disease onset, length of(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the dietary intake of children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) using a 24-hour diet recall and relating it to the patients' clinical and anthropometric characteristics and to the drugs used in their treatment. METHODS By means of a cross-sectional study, we(More)
Sera from 214 healthy children and adolescents (108 females [50.4%]) aged 6 months to 20 years (mean 8.7 years) and from 116 patients with rheumatic diseases were assayed for antinuclear antibody (ANA) by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) by using HEp-2 cells as substrate. Twenty-seven healthy children (12.6%) presented a positive ANA test; there was no(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the clinical and laboratory characteristics, psychiatric manifestations and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in children and adolescents with Sydenham chorea (SyC). The imaging examination was repeated 1 year after the acute phase of SyC. There were 19 patients with a mean age of 11.7 years and a(More)