Cristiano Feijó Andrade

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Congenital lung malformations are rare and vary widely in their clinical presentation and severity, depending mostly on the degree of lung involvement and their location in the thoracic cavity. They can manifest at any age and can be the source of significant morbidity and mortality in infants and children. Individuals with congenital lung malformations can(More)
Most acute respiratory distress syndrome studies have been focused on the lung injury. Little is known about other organs during the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Herein, we investigated the injury and cell death in multiple organs after intestinal ischemia-reperfusion (IIR) in C57BL/6 mice. Terminal transferase dUTP nick end labeling(More)
Long pentraxin 3 (PTX3), an acute-phase protein, is a newly clarified mediator for innate immunity and inflammation. As a soluble pattern recognition receptor, it has a nonredundant role in antifungal infection. Overexpression of PTX3 worsens acute lung injury. The lung epithelium is a critical factor in defense against pulmonary pathogens; it is also(More)
INTRODUCTION The function of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) system in acute lung injury (ALI) is controversial. We hypothesized that the role of VEGF in ALI may depend upon the stages of pathogenesis of ALI. METHODS To determine the responses of VEGF and its receptors during the early onset of ALI, C57BL6 mice were subjected to intestinal(More)
Emphysema is a chronic lung disease characterized by alveolar enlargement and tissue loss. Tissue engineering represents an attractive potential for regeneration of several organ systems. The complex three-dimensional architectural structure of lung parenchyma requiring connections of alveolar units to airways and the pulmonary circulation makes this(More)
We present a novel animal model for post-transplant obliterative airway disease in which the donor trachea is implanted into the recipient's lung parenchyma. Although this procedure is technically more challenging than the heterotopic model of implantation into a subcutaneous pouch, it has several important advantages some of which are the appropriate local(More)
The overproduction of reactive oxygen species plays an important role in the cascade of events during lung ischemia-reperfusion leading to graft failure. An evaluation of the peripheral markers of oxidative stress and antioxidant enzyme activities was carried out after reperfusion in a rat lung transplant model. The decrease in lipid peroxidation(More)
Cdx-2 is a transactivator for the proglucagon gene in pancreatic and intestinal endocrine cells. Cdx-2 is also expressed in differentiated intestinal epithelia of nonendocrine origin. Cdx-2-/- mice are embryonic lethal, while Cdx-2+/- mutants show multiple malfunctions including the formation of intestinal polyps. Within the polyps, the remaining wild type(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the impact that comorbidities have on the postoperative outcomes in patients submitted to lobectomy for the treatment of bronchial carcinoma. METHODS A retrospective study of 493 patients submitted to lobectomy for the treatment of bronchial carcinoma was conducted, and 305 of those patients met the criteria for inclusion in the final(More)
The expression levels of human antioxidant genes (HAGs) and oxidative markers were investigated in light of lung adenocarcinoma aggressiveness and patient outcome. We assayed in vitro the tumoral invasiveness and multidrug resistance in human lung adenocarcinoma (AdC) cell lines (EKVX and A549). Data were associated with several redox parameters and(More)