Daniela Caetano Costa

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Worldwide comparison of Toxoplasma gondii isolates from free-range chickens ( Gallus domesticus ) has indicated that T. gondii isolates from Brazil are phenotypically and genetically different from isolates from other countries; most strains from Brazil are pathogenic to mice, there is great genetic variability, most isolates are nonclonal, and Type II is(More)
Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, state of Pernambuco, Brazil, which has a varied biodiversity including alien species or sinantropic animals. The objective here was to determine the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in domestic and wild animals from Fernando de Noronha archipelago, Brazil. Between July(More)
98: 76–85. 3 Lamprecht P, Voswinkel J, Lilienthal T, Nolle B, Heller M, Gross WL et al. Effectiveness of TNF-alpha blockade with infliximab in refractory Wegener’s granulomatosis. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2002; 41: 1303–1307. 4 Bartolucci P, Ramanoelina J, Cohen P, Mahr A, Godmer P, Le Hello C et al. Efficacy of the anti-TNF-alpha antibody infliximab against(More)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the clinical presentation of an acute pulmonary injury. It is pathologically represented by diffuse alveolar damage and pathophysiologically by development of acute non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema due to increased alveolar-capillary membrane permeability.(1,2) It may be due to pulmonary origin, such as diffused(More)
Using single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT), we demonstrated that in patient A, a 20-year-old male with polycythaemia, the cerebral blood flow was decreased (presumably as a result of increased viscosity and or microemboli), probably leading to frightening visual distortions (dysmorphopsia) associated with scintillating specks of bright(More)
OBJECTIVES The differential diagnosis between essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson's disease (PD) may be, in some cases, very difficult on clinical grounds alone. In addition, it is accepted that a small percentage of ET patients presenting symptoms and signs of possible PD may progress finally to a typical pattern of parkinsonism. Ioflupane,(More)
The acute respiratory distress syndrome is the clinical presentation of acute lung injury characterized by diffuse alveolar damage and development of non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema due to increased pulmonary alveolar-capillary membrane permeability. Alveolar recruitment maneuvers and prone position can be used in the treatment of acute respiratory distress(More)
This study aimed to analyze the agreement between measurements of unloaded oxygen uptake and peak oxygen uptake based on equations proposed by Wasserman and on real measurements directly obtained with the ergospirometry system. We performed an incremental cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET), which was applied to two groups of sedentary male subjects: one(More)
BACKGROUND Characterized as a sudden and temporary loss of consciousness and postural tone, with quick and spontaneous recovery, syncope is caused by an acute reduction of systemic arterial pressure and, therefore, of cerebral blood flow. Unsatisfactory results with the use of drugs allowed the nonpharmacological treatment of neurocardiogenic syncope was(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure (HF) is a syndrome characterized by reduced cardiac output in relation to the metabolic needs of the organism, as well as metabolic and neurohormonal axis abnormalities. Symptoms such as fatigue and dyspnoea are notorious and stress tests are widely used to assess functional capacity, prognosis and effectiveness of(More)