All publications of “Thelma Larocca Skare”

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Electrocardiographic changes in spondyloarthritis and use of anti-TNF-α drugs: a retrospective study with 100 patients

Betânia Longo ORCID logo , Luziel Andrei Kirchner ORCID logo , Juliana Simioni ORCID logo , Ana Paula Beckhauser de Campos ORCID logo , Thelma Larocca Skare ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4539

ABSTRACT Objective To investigate the prevalence of electrocardiographic changes in patients with spondyloarthritis and to correlate these changes with use of anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) drugs and HLA-B27 positivity. Methods Retrospective study including 100 patients diagnosed with spondyloarthritis according to Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) criteria and 50 controls. Epidemiological and clinical features, results of inflammatory activity tests, HLA-B27 positivity, and medication use data were extracted from medical records. Disease activity was assessed using the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease […]

Infections and systemic lupus erythematosus

Thelma Larocca Skare, Jéssica Scherer Dagostini, Patricia Imai Zanardi, Renato Mitsunori Nisihara

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3490

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo determine the incidence of infections in a population of systemic lupus erythematosus individuals and the characteristics of infections regarding original site, as well as to study the possible associations between infections and treatment.Methods An analytical retrospective study using data from medical charts of systemic lupus erythematosus patients from a single university hospital. A total of 144 patients followed up for five years were included. Data collected comprised age of patients and age at onset of lupus, sex and ethnicity, […]