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BACKGROUND [Corrected] Clinical assessment is not always sufficient to predict postoperative (PO) cardiac complications. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has an important prognostic value in patients with heart failure. Its value as a predictor of events in orthopedic surgeries has not yet been tested. OBJECTIVE To assess the value of BNP in predicting… (More)
Aflatoxins are mycotoxins that have important toxic effects on human and animal health, even if consumed at low doses. The oral administration of piperine (1.12 mg/kg) during 23 days in rats seemingly interfered with the toxicity of aflatoxins, decreasing hepatic injuries and the leukocyte depletion in experimentally intoxicated animals.