Eduardo Alves Bambirra

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In the present study we report the distribution of Tityus serrulatus scorpion venom in serum and various tissues of CFI mice and the efficacy of antivenom in reducing venom concentration. The animals were injected s.c. with 10 micrograms of scorpion venom, divided into groups of four animals and killed at different times from 15 min to 24 hr. Blood samples(More)
Saccharomyces boulardii was shown to be capable of inhibiting multiplication of enteropathogenic bacteria in vitro and is currently used for its anti-diarrhoea properties. We studied the capacity of this yeast to antagonize Salmonella typhimurium and Shigella flexneri in the intestinal tract of conventional or gnotobiotic NMRI mice. Conventional animals(More)
The ability of Bifidobacterium bifidum from a commercial bifidus milk to antagonize Salmonella enteritidis subsp. typhimurium in vivo, and to reduce the pathological consequences for the host, was determined using conventional and gnotobiotic mice. Conventional animals received daily, by gavage, 0.1 ml bifidus milk containing about 10(9) cfu B. bifidum and(More)
As is the case for Saccharomyces boulardii, Saccharomyces cerevisiae W303 protects Fisher rats against cholera toxin (CT). The addition of glucose or dinitrophenol to cells of S. boulardii grown on a nonfermentable carbon source activated trehalase in a manner similar to that observed for S.cerevisiae. The addition of CT to the same cells also resulted in(More)
CONTEXT Patients with autoimmune rheumatologic conditions and celiac disease tend to have a variety of autoantibodies, many of which have no clear pathogenic role. The literature contains frequent reports of celiac disease being more prevalent in patients with rheumatologic diseases, although this remains controversial. OBJECTIVES To investigate the(More)
Renal histological features of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) are found in 75% of pediatric patients with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. In order to evaluate the predictive factors of chronic kidney disease (CKD), we retrospectively reviewed the records of 110 children with biopsy-proven FSGS admitted between 1972 and 2004. Renal survival(More)
The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to report the clinical course of children and adolescents with primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The records of 110 patients with biopsy-proven FSGS admitted between 1972 and 2004 were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were recorded and histopathological(More)
Chronic endometritis has been related to infertility and recurrent abortion. It is usually asymptomatic, and the diagnosis is rarely clinically suspected. We performed a prospective study to evaluate both the role of diagnostic hysteroscopy in the detection of chronic endometritis in infertile patients and Chlamydia trachomatis is a potential etiologic(More)
Swiss mice fed commercial or elemental diets and an oral short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) solution or saline were treated with the cytostatic drug Ara-C (cytarabine, 3.6 mg/mouse/day) for two or four days. Histopathological examination revealed less damage (atrophy, inflammation, or necrosis) to the small intestine and colon caused by Ara-C when SCFA was(More)
Two naturally infected dogs (male and female) from Teófilo Otoni (MG-Brazil) were maintained for 18 months in our laboratory. Two other dogs, two months old males were infected with 1 x 10(6) promastigotes of MHO/BR/70/BH46 Leishmania (Leishmania) chagasi strain, endovenous route, and autopsied after 10 months and two years. The main findings concerning the(More)