Sibele R. Oliveira

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Recent works have shown a dual side of estrogens, and research on the relationship between oxidative stress and menopausal status remains unclear and has produced controversial results. In this work, we aimed to evaluate by sensitive methods the oxidant and antioxidant changes that develop after natural menopause. Thirty premenopausal and 28 naturally(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to assess oxidative stress and iron metabolism in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with and without insulin resistance (IR). METHOD This study included 236 subjects (125 controls and 111 SLE patients). Patients with SLE were divided in two groups: with (n = 72) or without (n = 39) IR. RESULTS SLE(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether disease activity verified by laboratorial parameters is associated with a higher frequency of hypertension in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) without renal impairment and to investigate factors that could influence this hypertension. METHOD This study included 102 controls, 70 patients with inactive SLE,(More)
This study evaluated the association of tumor necrosis factor beta (TNF-β) NcoI polymorphism with the presence of multiple sclerosis (MS), disability, and HLA-DRB1 alleles in 208 Brazilian MS patients. As controls, 147 healthy individuals were included. The disability was evaluated at baseline and 5-year follow-up using the Expanded Disability Status Scale(More)
Introduction: Non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli (NFGNB) are a heterogeneous group of microorganisms that do not have the ability to ferment carbohydrates as a way to obtain energy. There are more than 120 species classified as pathogenic, among them, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Burkholderia cepacia.(More)
Dizziness is a frequent complaint during the initial worsening of panic patients treated with clomipramine. In order to investigate the relationship between dizziness and initial worsening mechanisms, otoneurological tests were administered to 32 consecutive patients with panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia, before treatment, 36 h after the first(More)
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