Renê Donizeti Ribeiro de Oliveira

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This study analyzed the association of periodontal disease (PD) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Seventy-five 35-60-year-old patients were assigned to 5 groups according to the presence (+) or not (-) of PD and RA and the treatment received (TR+) or not (TR-) for PD. Group 3 uses total prosthesis (TP). Clinical and laboratory evaluations were performed at(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare stabilometric parameters of elderly female fallers and non-fallers associated or not with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS Fifty-six elderly female fallers and non-fallers diagnosed or not with unilateral or bilateral knee OA were divided into the following groups: FOA (n = 10), elderly female fallers with knee OA; FNOA (n = 11),(More)
OBJECTIVE Infiltration of neutrophils into the joints plays an important role in bone erosion and articular destruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Neutrophil trafficking during inflammation is a process that involves activation of chemotactic receptors. Recent findings suggest that changes in chemotactic receptor patterns could occur in neutrophils under(More)
Polymorphisms in interleukin (IL)-18, IL-12 and interferon (IFN)-γ genes are associated with different levels of cytokines expression and have been associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). IL-18 +105 A/C, IL-12B +1188 A/C and IFN-γ +874 T/A polymorphisms were analyzed by restriction fragment length polymorphism-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and(More)
The events involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) still remain unclear, but certainly the etiology is multifactorial. Shared epitope (SE) of HLADRbeta1 is the most important genetic risk factor. Environmental risk factors are less understood. Smoking is a candidate, associated with the rising of citrullinated cyclic peptide antibodies(More)
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the contribution of the shared epitope (SE), the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) protection model, and the occurrence of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies in RA patients from a genetically diverse population. One hundred and forty Brazilian RA patients and 161 matched controls were typed for(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the association between the differential gene expression profiling of peripheral blood mononuclear cells of rheumatoid arthritis patients with their immunogenetic (human leucocyte antigen shared-epitope, HLA-SE), autoimmune response [anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibodies], disease activity score (DAS-28) and(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease characterized by joint destruction and severe morbidity. Methotrexate (MTX) is the standard first-line therapy of RA. However, about 40% of RA patients are unresponsive to MTX treatment. Regulatory T cells (Tregs, CD4(+)CD25(+)FoxP3(+)) are thought to play an important role in attenuating RA.(More)
Some immunological responses triggered by stress can be mediated by corticosterone activity through cytosolic receptors regulating gene expression. There are, however some reports on the possibility of a nongenomic effect of this hormone to explain phenomena observed in a few minutes. We have found that macrophages from mice subjected to 10 min of cold(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate whether the differential gene expression profiles of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could distinguish responders from nonresponders to methotrexate (MTX) and, in the case of MTX nonresponders, responsiveness to MTX plus anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF) combined therapy. METHODS We evaluated 25 patients with(More)