I. Ricciardi

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Fresh and salt water samples analyzed in Rio de Janeiro city showed the presence of Plesiomonas shigelloides. Forty-six strains were isolated from both environments. A high incidence of P. shigelloides was achieved in polluted fresh and salt waters as well as in samples from non-polluted streams. P. shigelloides isolates had biochemical characteristics(More)
To determine whether the hypothalamo-pituitary axis (HPA) became suppressed in patients with chronic active hepatitis (CAH) treated with prednisone or long-activity synthetic corticotrophin (L.A.S.C.) for at least 12 months 36 patients with CAH were assessed for growth hormone release following insulin hypoglycemia test (IHT). Sixteen out of the 36 patients(More)
A case of Kallmann's syndrome in a male is reported. Besides the classical picture of hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (demonstrated both by endocrine investigation and a testicular biopsy) with anosmia, a number of other unusual features are present including gynaecomastia, agencies of the anterior brachial muscles, some dental abnormalities, and(More)
The effect of adjuvant CMF (cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and 5-fluorouracil) and tamoxifen (TM) on endocrine function was studied in 120 women with stage I-II operable breast cancer. Sixty patients were premenopausal, of whom 25 were treated with CMF for 9 months, 25 received CMF for 9 months + TM for 2 years, started concurrently, and 10 TM alone for 2(More)
Four experiments are described in which laboratory mice were infected with Y. enterocolitica using an American serotype 0:8 (WA) and two European strains, serotypes 0:3 and 0:9. The pathogenicity and histopathological responses of strain WA (0:8) were determined in the Porton white outbred mouse by three route of inoculation. The LD50 after infection by the(More)
Fourteen strains of Aeromonas veronii were isolated from salt and fresh water in Rio de Janeiro and investigated for the presence of virulence factors. Eleven (79%) A. veronii strains were positive for enterotoxin by the suckling-mouse test and thirteen (93%) produced hemolysin. Of the 13 A. veronii strains that produced hemolysin, seven were investigated(More)
The existence of enterobacterial common antigen in Yersinia enterocolitica and its absence in Brucella abortus were utilized in an attempt to provide a method to distinguish Brucella infections from infections with cross-reacting Yersinia. The indirect hemagglutination test was employed for this purpose. In experimental laboratory animals, the presence of(More)