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Several studies have suggested that patients with cervical intraepithelial and invasive neoplasia have reduced levels of Th1 cytokines, and increased levels of Th2 cytokines. Thus, the aim of this study was to delineate the immunological profile associated with lesion progression. Biopsies were obtained from 28 patients with low grade cervical(More)
This study aims to investigate cytokine synthesis by lymphocytes in the presence of mammary tumors and the interaction with physical activity. For this study, we used 56 female Balb/c, 8-week-old, virgin mice with a body mass between 20 and 30 g. The mice were divided into four groups: a no tumor/nontrained control group; a no tumor/trained group subjected(More)
Although there is growing interest in studies that promote the benefits of exercise and the correlation between exercise and fighting cancer, previous studies have not been able to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. The aim of the present study was to investigate cytokine synthesis by perito-neal macrophages in the presence of mammary tumors and the(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate some of the mechanisms involved in the activation of the immune system in patients with advanced-stage cancer (n = 7) who received an autologous dendritic cell vaccine. We examined the immune response mediated by macrophages (CD14+), natural killer cells (CD56+), and B lymphocytes (CD19+) by flow cytometry and(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize infiltrating immune cells in cervical stroma biopsy samples from patients diagnosed with cervical intraepithelial neoplasias (CINs) who were treated with IFN-alpha 2b. The authors studied 13 volunteers who were diagnosed with Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia CIN II or III and who received intra-lesional treatment(More)
The formation of a tumor-associated vascular network is an important step in understanding the stages of tumor progression. This review aims to highlight the main markers of induction, proliferation and inhibition of angiogenesis, as well as the quantification of microvessel density, correlated with preclinical and clinical research in gynecologic cancers(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade II-III is being diagnosed in younger women and, because of the reproductive age range for women and the habits associated with a modern lifestyle, is now affecting a broad age range. Surgical treatment for CIN has been associated with premature amenorrhea, low birth weight, and premature(More)
OBJECTIVES The current study sought to identify macroscopic placental changes associated with clinical conditions in women with or without diabetes and their newborns. METHODS The study population consisted of 62 pregnant women clinically diagnosed with diabetes and 62 healthy women (control group). RESULTS Among the subjects with diabetes, 43 women(More)
Introduction: Human papillomavirus (HPV), belonging to the Papovavirida family, is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease (STD) agent worldwide. In Brazil, it is estimated that there are 3-6 million people infected with HPV. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge of young male students about penis cancer related to HPV infection.(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to identify placental and umbilical cord macroscopic changes and correlate them to maternal and fetal clinical events in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP). MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors examined 150 placentas, 30 from each HDP group, totaling 120, and 30 from the control group. All placentas and umbilical(More)