Luane Marques de Mello

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Increasing doses of pilocarpine, 100-400 mg/kg, were given intraperitoneally to mice and the resulting behavioral, electroencephalographic and neuropathological alterations were studied. No behavioral phenomena were observed in mice treated with the lowest dose of pilocarpine. Occasional tremor and myoclonus of hindlimbs were found in animals which received(More)
According to the World Health Organisation, community-acquired pneumonia is the main cause of paediatric death, accounting for 20 % of deaths in children younger than 5 years old, and 90 % of these deaths occur in non-industrialised countries. This study has as objective to evaluate the influence of socio-economic, environmental and breastfeeding factors on(More)
The effects of 2-chloroadenosine (2-CLA), a metabolically stable analog of adenosine, and aminophylline, an adenosine receptor antagonist, on seizures produced by pilocarpine (PILO) were examined in rats. The effects of 2-CLA on amygdaloid and hippocampal kindled seimres were also examined. In the animals pretreated with aminophylline (25-100 mg/kg), a(More)
Motor limbic seizures occur following a systemic injection of pilocarpine (380 mg/kg) in rats. Focal injection of the selective N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist, (+/-)-2-amino-7-phosphonoheptanoic acid (2-APH, 5-20 pmol), bilaterally into the entopeduncular nucleus (EP) prior to pilocarine blocks these seizures. Muscimol (50 pmol), a potent(More)
Intraperitoneal injection of pilocarpine (380 mg/kg) produces motor limbic seizures in rats. Focal injection into the prepiriform cortex (PC) of an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist, 2-amino-7-phosphonoheptanoic acid (APH), 1-10 pmol, potently protects against these seizures and their pathological consequences. Sites similarly sensitive to the(More)
INTRODUCTION The flu, a condition that can affect the elderly by increasing the risk of serious complications can be prevented through vaccination. Estimate the prevalence of signs and symptoms suggestive of influenza in a group of elderly either vaccinated or unvaccinated against influenza was the objective this study. METHODS This is a cross-sectional(More)
INTRODUCTION In 2010, to reduce the occurrence of serious pneumococcal disease, the Ministry of Health in Brazil incorporated the 10-valent pneumococcal vaccine in the immunization schedule of children younger than two years of age. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of vaccination on the incidence of infectious respiratory diseases in(More)
OBJECTIVE Asthma is under-diagnosed in many parts of the world. We aimed to assess the outcome of a capacitating program on asthma for non-specialist physicians and other healthcare professionals working in the public system in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. METHODS A group of 16 asthma specialists developed a one-year capacitating program in 11 healthcare(More)
Fractures in the elderly (≥ 60 years) have a major public health impact and take a heavy social and economic toll. This article aimed to describe spatial and time trends in femoral fractures among elderly men and women in all regions of Brazil. Bayesian descriptive analyses of spatial and time series were performed on data obtained from the Hospital(More)
Methods A group of 16 allergists/immunologists developed a capacitating program in 11 Public Health Units in the city of Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. The program comprised lectures on asthma and hands-on training on spirometry and use of inhalation devices; production of didactic material; and development of a protocol on management of asthma. Spacers and(More)