Maria de Lourdes Veronese Rodrigues

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Studies carried out in various populations have reported an association between some HLA specificities and susceptibility to tuberculosis. We investigated the class I and class II HLA profile in Brazilian patients of various ethnic backgrounds who had AIDS and tuberculosis. Twenty-two adult patients with AIDS and tuberculosis (Group I), 103 patients with(More)
PURPOSE Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) may contribute to the scarring process resulting from glaucoma filtration surgery, since this cytokine may stimulate fibroblast proliferation. The aim of this study was to describe a new bevacizumab-loaded polyurethane implant (BPUI) and to evaluate its effectiveness as a new drug delivery system of(More)
PURPOSE Tear film can be altered by chronic medications that may disrupt the equilibrium responsible for the functioning of the lacrimal gland and ocular surface. The purpose of this study was to determine if antiglaucomatous chronic treatment induced alterations in the tear film and ocular surface. METHODS After informed consent, 21 patients using(More)
BACKGROUND The tumor necrosis factor (TNF) gene is located within the highly polymorphic major histocompatibility complex region, exhibiting the -308 GA promoter region polymorphism and six microsatellites (TNFa-f) spanning the region nearby the TNF locus. OBJECTIVE In the present study, we evaluated the frequency of -308 GA and TNFa-e polymorphisms and(More)
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome is chronic systemic autoimmune disease with ocular, nervous, auditory and tegumental manifestations. We report here the case of a child with onset of symptoms at four years and two months of age, with positive HLA DRB1*01.
PURPOSE Interstitial cells of Cajal were identified in the gastrointestinal tract of several species, with close relation to the enteric nervous system. Since it was recognized that interstitial cells of Cajal express the gene product of c-kit, we performed immunohistochemistry for c-kit protein in ciliary muscle specimens of monkeys' eyes. METHODS Eight(More)
PURPOSE To determine the frequency of retinopathy of prematurity at the Clinical Hospital of Ribeirão Preto Medical School (HCFMRP-USP) and verify the association of retinopathy of prematurity with known risk factors. METHODS Prospective analysis of 70 patients born in the HCFMRP-USP, weighing less than 1,500 grams, in a period of 1 year. The patients(More)
PURPOSE To determine the behavior of intraocular pressure and its relationship with infusion pressure in vitrectomy, phacofragmentation and phacoemulsification surgeries in rabbits. METHODS Intraocular pressure fluctuation was measured in 24 eyes of 12 rabbits submitted to vitrectomy, phacofragmentation and phacoemulsification procedures (eight eyes per(More)