Boaventura Rodrigues

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BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile is a leading infectious cause of health care associated diarrhoea. Several industrialised countries have reported increased C. difficile infections and outbreaks, which have been attributed to the emergent PCR ribotype 027 strain. METHODS AND FINDINGS We conducted a case-case study to compare severity of C. difficile(More)
Several natural compounds have been identified for the treatment of leishmaniasis. Among them are some alkaloids, chalcones, lactones, tetralones, and saponins. The new compound reported here, 7-geranyloxycoumarin, called aurapten, belongs to the chemical class of the coumarins and has a molecular weight of 298.37. The compound was extracted from the(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory Bronchiolitis (RB), described by Niewoehner et al in 1974, is a common finding in heavy smokers and is characterised by the presence of pigmented macrophages within respiratory bronchioles and adjacent alveoli. In the 1980s, Myers et al described RB associated with interstitial lung disease (RBILD), which is a rare entity expressed as(More)
S. haematobium is an important cause of urinary schistosomiasis, and symptomatic female genital infection is a common gynecological finding in areas where S. haematobium is prevalent. On the other hand, genital manifestations of intestinal schistosomas as S. mansoni are not frequent or are misdiagnosed. A case of a 40-year-old woman with abnormal uterine(More)
We describe the case of a localized lesion of African Histoplasmosis, presenting as a gastric ulcer, with radiological and endoscopic features suggesting malignancy, that was submitted to surgery. Histologic examination of the resected specimen revealed typical yeasts of Histoplasma duboisii. There where no clinical, radiological or endoscopic signs of(More)
The present study aimed to study the effects of exercise training (ET) performed by rats on a 10-week high-fructose diet on metabolic, hemodynamic, and autonomic changes, as well as intraocular pressure (IOP). Male Wistar rats receiving fructose overload in drinking water (100 g/L) were concomitantly trained on a treadmill for 10 weeks (FT group) or kept(More)
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