Adriele Alvarenga

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OBJECTIVE To describe the reference values for lead in blood in an urban population in the city of Londrina, in the state of Paraná, Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS The reference population was composed of 520 adult volunteers who were assessed from November 1994 to December 1996. Exclusion criteria were: occupational exposure to lead, exposure through(More)
The present study investigated the occurrence of intra-uterine growth retardation (IUGR) in newborn (n=40) and 150-day-old (n=240) pigs of different birthweight ranges (high, HW: 1.8-2.2kg; low, LW: 0.8-1.2kg) from higher-parity commercial sows and its impact on their subsequent development and carcass traits in a Brazilian commercial production system. HW(More)
This paper compares different numerical methods for the solution of myocyte models of cardiac electrophysiology. In particular, it presents how the technique called uniformization method substantially increases the stability of simple first-order methods such as Euler explicit method and Rush-Larsen (RL) method, for the solution of modern electrophysiology(More)
INTRODUCTION The lead reference values for blood used in Brazil come from studies conducted in other countries, where socioeconomic, clinical, nutritional and occupational conditions are significantly different. In order to guarantee an accurate biomonitoring of the population which is occupationally exposed to lead, a major health concern of the studied(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether fatty acid (FA) profile, oxidative stability of lipids and other meat quality traits differed between high (HW: 1.8 to 2.2 kg) and low (LW: 0.8 to 1.2 kg) birth weight piglets. Forty new-born male pigs (n=20 HW, n=20 LW) were reared in separate pens until the finishing period, when they were slaughtered at(More)
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