Victor Román Pimentel-Quiroz

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Objective The objective of this study was to determine the association of disease expression patterns with demographic and clinical characteristics in SLE. Methods Patients from a multi-ethnic SLE cohort were included. Disease expression patterns were defined as acute SLE and insidious SLE; this group was divided into those who accrued three ACR criteria(More)
AIMS To determine the factors predictive of disease activity early in the course of SLE (baseline visit). METHODS Patients from GLADEL, a multi-national, multi-ethnic, Latin-American lupus cohort were included. Disease activity was evaluated at baseline with the SLEDAI score. Demographic characteristics (age at diagnosis, gender, ethnicity, marital(More)
P erú’ s population in 2015 was estimated to be approximately 31 million, 7% of which was older than 60 years; this is more than double that in 1960 when this age group represented only approximately 3% of the population. This change has resulted in a greater demand for rheumatologic care. The Peruvian College of Physicians’ register includes 231 active(More)
INTRODUCTION Due to improvements in our understanding of the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), several target drugs have been and are being developed. One of the possible targets in SLE is co-stimulation between antigen-presenting cells and T cells. Abatacept is a co-stimulation moderator approved for the treatment of several autoimmune(More)
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