Carlos Nunes

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Molecular-based allergy (MA) diagnostics is an approach used to map the allergen sensitization of a patient at a molecular level, using purified natural or recombinant allergenic molecules (allergen components) instead of allergen extracts. Since its introduction, MA diagnostics has increasingly entered routine care, with currently more than 130 allergenic(More)
The prevalence of allergic airway diseases such as asthma and rhinitis has increased dramatically to epidemic proportions worldwide. Besides air pollution from industry derived emissions and motor vehicles, the rising trend can only be explained by gross changes in the environments where we live. The world economy has been transformed over the last 25 years(More)
The prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases has increased dramatically during the past few decades not only in industrialized countries. Urban air pollution from motor vehicles has been indicated as one of the major risk factors responsible for this increase.Although genetic factors are important in the development of asthma and allergic diseases, the(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma and rhinitis are frequent respiratory diseases in children and adults. Despite the increase in the aging population, there are few epidemiologic data on both diseases in the elderly. So far, no population-based study has analyzed the association between asthma and rhinitis symptoms and severity in this age group. This study aimed to(More)
In recent decades, both asthma prevalence and incidence have been increasing worldwide, not only due to the genetic background, but mainly because of the effect of a wide number of environmental and lifestyle risk factors. In many countries noncommunicable diseases, like asthma, are not yet considered a healthcare priority. This review will analyze and(More)
This paper presents an overview of Brazilian Digital TV System (SBTVD), that is a modified version of the Terrestrial Integrated Service Digital Broadcasting (ISDB-T). It also presents the main properties of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and the Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR). Large PAPR is one of drawbacks in OFDM system. Two(More)
as well as biomarkers of tolerance that may be useful for monitoring activation of tolerance-inducing mechanisms during allergen immunotherapy. Background: By now, the efficacy and safety of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) have been well established, but as for all long-term treatments, adherence to the treatment is essential. Patient-related outcome(More)
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) mediate both mutualistic and antagonistic plant–animal interactions; thus, the attraction of mutualists and antagonists by floral VOCs constitutes an important trade-off in the evolutionary ecology of angiosperms. Here, we evaluate the role of VOCs in mediating communication between the plant and its mutualist and(More)
The International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) is a peer-reviewed international quarterly journal that publishes original theoretical and innovative empirical research on the many aspects of the emerging interdisciplinary area of e-planning. The journal is mainly focused on e-planning theory, history, methods, ethics, best practices, on e-planning(More)