Ana Maria Correia Albuquerque Queiroz

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Surface treatment of materials with excimer laser radiation often results in the formation of a rough columnar or cone-shaped surface topography, which leads to a considerable increase in the surface area. As a result, the search for a non-porous bioactive material with adequate mechanical properties and a high surface to volume ratio, similar to porous(More)
Three cases are described showing that Leishmania donovani can cause progressive disease in immunocompromised hosts. The first patient was receiving corticosteroid therapy for ulcerative colitis and the second corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide for proliferative glomerulonephritis; in the third patient, leishmaniasis occurred after a long episode of(More)
As a potential therapy for periodontitis, sodium ampicillin, a broad spectrum antibiotic, was adsorbed onto hydroxyapatite (HA) and glass-reinforced hydroxyaptite (GR-HA) composites, and was subsequently released in vitro. The sodium ampicillin, was adsorbed more on HA compared to the GR-HA composites. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Rietveld analysis were used(More)
Biocompatibility has long been associated with surface microtopography, microtexture and microchemistry. The surface topography ultimately affects the nature and the strength of the interactions that occur at biomaterial-biological environment (cell adhesion, mobility, spreading and proliferation). Thus, it is necessary to produce and work with controlled(More)
Porous hydroxyapatite was prepared in order to be used as a drug carrier and promote bone ingrowth. For this purpose, the microstructure should have interconnective pores and micro as well as macro porosity, for bone cell adhesion and bone ingrowth. The porous hydroxyapatite prepared by the burnout method exhibits all these features. For measuring porosity,(More)
Porous hydroxyapatite (HA) and glass reinforced hydroxyapatite (GRHA) with adequate macro and microporous structure were developed, aiming at being used as drug delivery carrier of antibiotics, for the in situ treatment of periodontitis. Materials were characterised by XRD and FTIR, presenting no changes from similar dense materials. Mercury intrusion(More)
Adult T cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) caused by HTLV-I may be associated with severe immunosupression and several opportunistic infections. Toxoplasmic encephalitis is a common central nervous system opportunistic infection in severely immunosupressed patients, however spinal cord involvement by this parasite is rare. In this paper, we report a case of(More)
OBJECTIVE to describe the coverage of news concerning the nursing profession in the Portuguese media: informative sites on the Internet and in print media. METHOD a total of 1,271 health news items were collected in September and October of 2011 (956 online news items and 325 news items originating from the press review of the Portuguese Order of Nurses).(More)
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