Reis Ferreira

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BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a commonly reported cause of death and associated with smoking. However, COPD mortality is high in poor countries with low smoking rates. Spirometric restriction predicts mortality better than airflow obstruction, suggesting that the prevalence of restriction could explain mortality rates attributed(More)
Tocilizumab (TCZ) is a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against the interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor. We herein report one case of mesenteric arterial thrombosis (MAT), in a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient receiving TCZ. In August 2015, a 52-year-old woman presented to emergency room with acute epigastric pain. Her medical history included RA(More)
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