D. Silva

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BACKGROUND The consequences of alcohol dependence are severe and may range from physical disease to neuropsychological deficits in several cognitive domains. Alcohol abuse has also been related to brain dysfunction specifically in the prefrontal cortex. Conventional neuropsychological interventions (paper-and-pencil cognitive stimulation training) have a(More)
Serine protease inhibitors (SERPINs) are a superfamily of highly conserved proteins that play a key role in controlling the activity of proteases in diverse biological processes. The SERPIN cluster located at the 14q32.1 region includes the gene coding for SERPINA1, and a highly homologous sequence, SERPINA2, which was originally thought to be a pseudogene.(More)
Sir, Extended-spectrum b-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacte-riaceae have been recognized as significant nosocomial pathogens during recent decades. 1 The spread of these organisms is worrisome since they might also transfer antibiotic resistance genes among different hosts and environments. In this work, we describe the occurrence of ESBLs and integrons(More)
The majority of drugs prescribed have not been tested in children and safety and efficacy of children's medicines are frequently supported by low quality of evidence. Therefore, a large percentage of prescriptions for children in the clinical daily practice are used off label. Despite the several recent legislation and regulatory efforts performed(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) patients may benefit from using textiles coated with skin microbiome-modulating compounds. Chitosan, a natural biopolymer with immunomodulatory and antimicrobial properties, has been considered potentially useful. OBJECTIVE This randomized controlled trial assessed the clinical utility of chitosan-coated garment use in(More)
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Junior Members (JM) comprise the largest EAACI section with around 4000 clinicians and scientists under 35 years of age working in the field of allergy and clinical immunology. The Junior Member collaboration with Clinical and Translational Allergy Journal is a mutually beneficial relationship(More)