Alfredo J.A. Barbosa

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Tightly spiralled bacteria ("Gastrospirillum suis") were seen in the pyloric mucosa of the stomach of 13 (10.8%) of 120 pigs that appeared clinically healthy at slaughter and in the fundic mucosa of three (5.0%) out of 60 pigs. The spiral organism could not be cultured from any pig. Chronic gastritis was observed in the pyloric mucosa of 53 (44.2%) of 120(More)
Neuron-specific enolase (NSE) is a neuronal form of the glycolytic enzyme enolase, which was first found in extracts of brain tissue, and was later shown to be present in APUD (amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation) cells and neurons of the diffuse neuroendocrine system but not in other peripheral cells. 90 neuroendocrine neoplasias (APUDomas)(More)
A 16-year-old boy died with acute pulmonary oedema and shock after Tityus serrulatus scorpion sting. The patient showed evidence of cardiac dysfunction and damage, an increase in tracheobronchial aspirate/plasma protein concentration, light microscopic features of the lung compatible with the adult respiratory distress syndrome and electron microscopic(More)
Light and electron microscopic and microbiologic evaluations were performed on mucosa of stomachs from 120 healthy slaughtered pigs. Helicobacter pylori was not found, but a tightly spiralled bacterium, not previously described, was seen in histological sections and/or in carbol fuchsin stained smears in 13 (10.8%) stomachs. In paraffin sections stained(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis affects approximately 30% of postmenopausal women. Gastrectomy, pernicious anemia, and more recently Helicobacter pylori infection, have all been implicated in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. A reduced parietal cell mass is a common feature in these conditions. AIM To study a possible relationship between chronic gastritis,(More)
Gut absorption is one of the first requirements for the study of the mechanism of a possible anti-inflammatory action of proteases, such as orally administered trypsin. Porcine trypsin absorption was studied in isolated jejunal loops of rats (female Holtzman and male Wistar) and guinea pigs (males) by open-loop perfusion. Trypsin was dissolved in Tyrode(More)
In order to develop a model for the study of gastric spiral bacteria, and based on the observation that Wistar rats do not carry urease-positive spiral bacteria in their gastric mucosa, mucus from a pig naturally colonised by 'Gastrospirillum suis' (an organism with I6S rDNA 99.5% similar to that of 'G. hominis' type 1), was inoculated into 35 Wistar rats(More)
Gastric ulcer in swine is characterized by an area of acid-peptic digestion, occurs usually in the pars oesophagea of the stomach, and has unknown etiopathogenesis. The present work was carried out to investigate the prevalence of the newly described spiral-shaped microorganism Gastrospirillum sp. ("Gastrospirillum suis") in stomachs of abattoir pigs with(More)
Two naturally infected dogs (male and female) from Teófilo Otoni (MG-Brazil) were maintained for 18 months in our laboratory. Two other dogs, two months old males were infected with 1 x 10(6) promastigotes of MHO/BR/70/BH46 Leishmania (Leishmania) chagasi strain, endovenous route, and autopsied after 10 months and two years. The main findings concerning the(More)