Fernando Duarte

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We present a thorough characterization of the access patterns in blogspace – a fast-growing constituent of the content available through the Internet – which comprises a rich interconnected web of blog postings and comments by an increasingly prominent user community that collectively define what has become known as the blogosphere. Our characterization of(More)
This paper seeks understanding the user behavior in a social network created essentially by video interactions. We present a characterization of a social network created by the video interactions among users on YouTube, a popular social networking video sharing system. Our results uncover typical user behavioral patterns as well as show evidences of(More)
This work evaluated the delayed effects of mercury and the effectiveness of zinc in preventing such effects. Pups were pre-treated with 1 daily dose of ZnCl(2) (27 mg/kg/day, by subcutaneous injections) from 3rd to 7th postnatal day and received 1 daily dose of 5 mg/kg of HgCl(2), for 5 subsequent days (8-12 days old). Animals were euthanized 21 days after(More)
This study examined the effects of inorganic mercury exposure on behavioral and biochemical parameters and investigated the possible preventive effects of zinc on the alterations induced by mercury. Pups were exposed from 3rd to 7th postnatal day to ZnCl2 (27 mg/kg/day, s.c.) and subsequently to HgCl2 (5 doses of 5 mg/kg/day, s.c.). Each litter contained(More)
Online social media applications have exploded in popularity in the Web. In most of these applications, users interact with other users and create content that becomes available on the Web, such as textual information, photos, and videos. YouTube is the largest online social video sharing service, that generates a huge amount of Web traffic. This paper(More)
We present a thorough characterization of the access patterns in blogspace, which comprises a rich interconnected web of blog postings and comments by an increasingly prominent user community that collectively define what has become known as the blogosphere. Our characterization of over 35 million read, write, and management requests spanning a 28-day(More)
We report the association a multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord tumour and intracranial tumor in a 63 years-old female patient with a 10 years history of relapsing/remitting MS. Symptoms usually remitted in response to costicosteroid therapy. In 1997 the patient presented with paraparesis and paresis of right arm which did not respond to corticotherapy. A(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the correlation between radiographic parameters and functional assessments of patients with osteoarthritis of the shoulder who underwent shoulder arthroplasty and to describe the functional outcomes of this procedure in our institution. METHODS We evaluated 21 patients (22 shoulders) who underwent shoulder arthroplasty between 1998(More)
Cranium bifidum occultum is a rare skull ossification disorder referred to as the Catlin mark characterized by ossification defects in the parietal bones. Evidence suggests that this condition has a strong genetic heterogenicity. It is believed that, as calvarial growth continues, ossification in parietal bones fills these defects, and they can remain as(More)
The periodic immobilization of the animals receiving a control diet resulted in a smaller weight gain than in controls. The animals fed a protein deficient diet gained also less weight as compared to controls. The association of the deficiency and the stress of immobilization further decreases the weight gain, but the differences were not significant. The(More)