Carlos V. A. Silva

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Dipyrone, a pirazolone derivative, is a known analgesic drag with minor toxic effects associated with its administration. The aim of the present study was to determine the analgesic and antiinflammatory effects of dipyrone in a model of chronic inflammation (adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats). Hind-paw hyperalgesia was detected in arthritic rats from the(More)
<b>Context:</b> The concept of code smells is widespread in Software Engineering. However, in spite of the many discussions and claims about them, there are few empirical studies to support or contest these ideas. In particular, the study of the human perception of what is a code smell and how to deal with it has been mostly neglected. <b>Objective:</b> To(More)
This paper analyzes the effects of immigration on access to health care in England. Linking administrative records from the Hospital Episode Statistics (2003-2012) with immigration data drawn from the UK Labor Force Survey, we analyze how immigrant inflows affected waiting times in the National Health Service. We find that immigration reduced waiting times(More)
The inter-disciplinarity of information systems, applied discipline and activity of design, and the study from different paradigms perspectives explains the diversity of problems addressed. The context is broad and includes important issues beyond technology, as the application, use, effectiveness, efficiency and their organizational and social impacts. In(More)
Solar irradiance forecasting is an important problem in renewable energy management where any dips in solar energy generation must be made up for by reserves in order to ensure an uninterrupted energy supply. In this paper, we study several data mining methods for short term solar irradiance forecasting at a given location. In particular, we apply linear(More)
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