A. A. C. de Souza

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BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (Met.S) consists of a conglomeration of obesity, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and dislipidemia. Frontal-subcortical geriatric syndrome (FSCS) is caused by ischemic disruption of the frontal-subcortical network. It is unknown if Met.S is associated with FSCS. METHODS We evaluated 422 community-dwelling elderly (> or =60)(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of intracerebroventricular administration of endothelin (EDT), a novel potent vasoconstricting peptide, on blood pressure in conscious rats. The lateral cerebral ventricle of male Wistar rats was cannulated, and the femoral artery was also cannulated to measure the mean arterial blood pressure (MABP) and(More)
OBJECTIVES Metabolic syndrome (Met.S) is a risk factor for stroke, dementia, and ischemic heart disease (IHD). It is unclear whether Met.S is an independent risk factor for functional dependence, depression, cognitive impairment, and low health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a population free of clinical stroke. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Two(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare boys with and without forearm fracture in terms of their bone mineral density, intake of milk and dairy products, and physical activity. METHODS There were 23 boys in each group (aged between 7 and 13 years). They were submitted to bone densitometry with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) of the forearm (opposite side of the(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of seeds of two cultivars of lowland rice (Oryza sativa L.), coated with dolomitic limestone and aluminum silicate. It was used a completely randomized experimental design, with the treatments arranged in a 4 X 2 factorial scheme [4 treatments: dolomitic limestone; dolomitic limestone + aluminum(More)
Background: Several vascular complications are known to occur in association with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and recent publications have called attention to the development of pseudoaneurysms of large arteries in patients with AIDS. Case report: We report on 2 patients with AIDS aged 23 and 31 years with pseudoaneurysms of the abdominal(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the responses of the wheat cultivars CD 108 and CD 111 for tolerance to organic acids. The effects of five concentrations of the three main acids formed in the soil were studied: acetic acid (0, 4, 8, 12 and 16 mM), propionic acid (0, 4, 8, 12 and 16 mM) and butyric acid (0, 2, 4, 8 and 12 mM). Tests included(More)
such as topical treatment of solar keratoses with 5% fluorouracil, tretinoin, surgery, cryotherapy, or radiotherapy has been suggested as a trigger in actinically damaged scalps. In addition, associations with other autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune hepatitis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and Takayasu’s aortitis, have been(More)