Ramon Dias Costa

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The term "amyloidosis" encompasses the heterogeneous group of diseases caused by the extracellular deposition of autologous fibrillar proteins. The global incidence of amyloidosis is estimated at five to nine cases per million patient-years. While amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis is more frequent in developed countries, amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis is(More)
The Web of Things is a proposal to make physical and connected devices available to be used as resources in the development of Web applications through the Web protocols and standards. On the one hand, the current Web has virtual content, which is accessed by client applications that are hosted on Web servers, but on the other hand, the physical devices are(More)
We aimed to describe anthropometric differences in weight-related disorders between adults with Down syndrome (DS) and healthy controls, as well as their disparate impact on glucose and lipid metabolism disorders. We underwent a cross-sectional study of 49 consecutively selected, community-residing adults with DS and 49 healthy controls in an outpatient(More)
The authors aimed to compare surrogate markers of atherosclerosis (pulse wave velocity, intima-media thickness) between adults with and without Down syndrome (DS) and to assess the impact of parathyroid hormone levels and classic cardiovascular risk factors on arterial stiffness. After comparing 51 adults with DS and 51 healthy adults (siblings of DS(More)
INTRODUCTION The increase and persistence of inflammation in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients can lead to higher mortality. Biomarkers capable of measuring this inadequate inflammatory response are likely candidates to be related with a bad outcome. We investigated the association between concentrations of several inflammatory markers and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the confluence of multiple cardiovascular risk factors, subclinical atherosclerotic damage and cardiovascular events remain extremely rare in adults with Down syndrome (DS). We aim to determine the prevalence of obesity and metabolic disorders in an adult cohort with DS and to compare our findings with adults without DS. METHODS(More)
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