F. Araújo

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Data retrieval and its integration is one of the major problems that face large and complex health organizations. This is especially relevant when patient information is produced in heterogeneous environments. Implementing a Virtual Electronic Patient Record (VEPR) system may provide an adequate and cost-effective solution for most clinical information(More)
The aim of this study was to determine if interleukin-12 (IL-12) has a role in the immune response to Trypanosoma cruzi. Infection of BALB/c mice with the virulent Tulahuen strain of T. cruzi is characterized by a high-level parasitemia, pathology in the heart associated with the presence of amastigotes, and death during the acute phase of the disease.(More)
Oral delivery of proteins is still a challenge in the pharmaceutical field. Nanoparticles are among the most promising carrier systems for the oral delivery of proteins by increasing their oral bioavailability. However, most of the existent data regarding nanosystems for oral protein delivery is from in vitro studies, lacking in vivo experiments to evaluate(More)
— Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is one of the major complications of diabetes mellitus and can cause blindness. The diagnosis of DR is performed by visual analysis of retinal images, with exudates (fat deposits) being the main patterns traced by a specialist doctor. Thus, this paper proposes an algorithm for exudate detection in retinal images, whose(More)
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