Fannie Fonseca

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) by peripheral blood cells during pregnancy, at the onset of labor and of spontaneous abortion (SA), as well as in non-pregnant women with and without a history of recurrent spontaneous abortions (RSA). STUDY DESIGN The peripheral blood cells TNF production was(More)
INTRODUCTION An inhibitory serum factor of mixed lymphocyte culture (MLC) has been associated with successful pregnancy after lymphocyte transfusion in women with unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortions (RSA). OBJECTIVE Investigate whether the inhibitory serum factor of MLC is essential for a successful pregnancy. METHOD Sera from 33 healthy(More)
Introduction Imbalance in cellular energetics has been suggested to be an important mechanism for organ failure in sepsis and septic shock. We hypothesized that such energy imbalance would either be caused by metabolic changes leading to decreased energy production or by increased energy consumption. Thus, we set out to investigate if mitochondrial(More)
A macro model of morbidity and mortality in children under five years of age is presented. Monthly disease-specific incidence and case fatality rates form the basis of the model and the efficacy and coverage of disease-specific interventions alter these values. In addition, frailty is modeled via relative risks of mortality based on five groups, determined(More)
APACHE II SCORE AS A QUALITY CONTROL INDEX: OUR EXPERIENCE ABOUT 2 YEAR ACTIVITY IN ANCONA UNIVERSITY ICU E. Adrario M. Valente A. Luzi C. Giovannini P. ,Pietrop.aoli The increasing costs in ~he management of ICU require the use of a qual1ty control index: based upon the early 24 hour nospi~alization. APACHE II score represent a predict1ve value of the(More)