Amália Cínthia Meneses do Rêgo

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of different times of ischemic preconditioning (IPC) on intestinal bacterial translocation (BT). METHODS Thirty Wistar rats weighing 280 ± 27 g were divided into five groups. In the IR group (n = 6), laparotomy was performed and the superior mesenteric artery was occluded by an atraumatic microclamp for 30 minutes. In the(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic surgery is associated with reduced surgical trauma, and less acute phase response, as compared with open surgery. Cytokines are important regulators of the biological response to surgical and anesthetic stress. The aim of this study was to determine if CO2 pneumoperitoneum would change cytokine expression, gas parameters and leukocyte(More)
This study evaluated the effects of total colectomy on the biodistribution of technetium-99m pertechnetate ((99m)TcO(4)(-)) on the 28th postoperative day in rats. Samples of several organs were harvested for counting the percent of injected radioactivity/g of tissue (%ATI/g). The %ATI/g in colectomy rats was higher in the stomach and ileum than in sham and(More)
PURPOSE Statins are widely recognized as hypolipemic drugs, but some studies have observed anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects, known as pleiotropic. The aims of this work was to study possible anti-inflammatory effects of simvastatin in abdominal sepsis. Serum pro-inflammatory cytokines and leukocytes count were determined in an experimental(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the biodistribution of sodium pertecnetate (Na(99m)TcO(4)) in organs and tissues, the morphometry of remnant intestinal mucosa and ponderal evolution in rats subjected to massive resection of the small intestine. METHODS Twenty-one Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups of 7 animals each. The short bowel (SB) group was(More)
PURPOSE The biodistribution of sodium pertechnetate, the most used radiopharmaceutical in nuclear medicine, has not been studied in details after bariatric surgery. The objective was to investigate the effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on biodistribution of sodium pertechnetate (Na(99m)Tc(-)) in organs and tissues of rats. METHODS Twelve rats were(More)
This paper investigates the influence of total gastrectomy, with and without a jejunal pouch, on the biodistribution of the radiopharmaceutical Technetium-99m pertechnetate ((99m)TcO(4)(-)). A quantitative biodistribution study was performed on the 30th postoperative day in Wistar rats, using the Wizard PerkinElmer gamma counter. The percentage of injected(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy can be influenced by the ileum. METHODS Eighteen Wistar rats were distributed into groups of six animals: 1 - ileum resection+ hepatectomy 2/3; 2 - hepatectomy 2/3, and 3 - sham. Anesthesia with ketamine and xylazine i.p., aseptic technique, analgesia with meperidine (10mg/kg(More)
PURPOSE This study explores the potential of the simvastatin to ameliorate inflammation and infection in open infected skin wounds of rats. METHODS Fourteen Wistar rats weighing 285 +/- 12g were used. The study was done in a group whose open infected skin wounds were treated with topical application of simvastatin microemulsion (SIM, n=7) and a second(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of the Chenopodium ambrosioides L (mastruz) extract for preventing bone loss and bone metabolism in ovariectomized rats. METHODS Twelve rats were subjected to bilateral ovariectomy for inducing osteoporosis. After surgery, they were divided into two groups: Ovariectomy-control group (G1, n=6), receiving 0.5 ml distilled(More)