Luciana Garcia Rocha

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Infections caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania are a major worldwide health problem, with high endemicity in developing countries. The incidence of the disease has increased since the emergence of AIDS. In the absence of a vaccine, there is an urgent need for effective drugs to replace/supplement those in current use. The plant kingdom is undoubtedly(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of impact exercise on the joint cartilage of rats with osteoarthritis (OA) induced by monosodium iodoacetate (MIA). METHODS Eighteen male rats were divided into three groups of six animals each: control, OA, and OA plus exercise (OAE). The OAE group trained on a treadmill for 8 weeks.(More)
Received June 4, 2008. Accepted after revision February 9, 2009. ing expansile lesions, with recidivation after surgical exeresis. Both patients reported repeated convulsive crises, and a significant cognitive deficit was observed in both of them during a purpose-driven assessment. Ectoscopy demonstrated multiple painless periarticular, expansile lesions(More)
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