Michelle J C Oliveira

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We investigated the factors associated with renal dysfunction in leprosy patients from Brazil. We report on a historical cohort of leprosy patients followed in two hospitals in Fortaleza City in northeastern Brazil. The factors associated with renal dysfunction were investigated. A total of 923 patients were included, with a mean age of 41.5 ± 19.1 years,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare clinical manifestations, laboratory data, morbidity and mortality between adults and children with visceral leishmaniasis, with a focus on kidney function. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study with 432 patients with visceral leishmaniasis diagnosed at 1 center in the northeast of Brazil. Patients(More)
There are few studies regarding the clinical presentation of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in children. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical manifestations, major complications and causes of death in children with VL. A retrospective study was performed with pediatric patients (< or = 14 years old) with a diagnosis of VL in Fortaleza, state(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to investigate tubular and glomerular function after visceral leishmaniasis (VL) treatment with pentavalent antimonials. METHODS This is a prospective study including 14 patients with VL diagnosis treated with pentavalent antimonials. Urine acidification and concentration tests were performed. Estimated glomerular(More)
BACKGROUND There is no comprehensive study about renal function in children with visceral leishmaniasis (VL). The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in children with VL using pRIFLE classification and to determine the risk factors for AKI. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted with 146 patients(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a re-emerging zoonosis of worldwide distribution. Monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) and malondialdehyde (MDA) are inflammation biomarkers that have never been investigated in VL. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between renal abnormalities and inflammation biomarkers in VL. This study is a(More)
OBJECTIVES Muscle dysfunction and reduced heart rate variability (HRV) are common in patients with advanced liver disease, and both are related to poor outcomes. Malnutrition is also highly prevalent in these patients, however, the association between the malnutrition and HRV has not yet been assessed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the factors associated with acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with visceral leishmaniasis (VL). The study patients had a diagnosis of VL and were admitted to a tertiary hospital. A multivariate analysis was performed to analyze the risk factors for AKI. A total of 224 patients were included. The mean age was 36(More)
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