Luis A. E. Silva

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Human infection with fish parasites can result from the ingestion of incompletely cooked or raw fish, giving origin to parasitic diseases such as anisakiasis, caused by parasites of the Anisakidae family. The present study assessed the in vitro larvicidal effect of two monoterpene compounds, geraniol and citronellal, against Contracaecum sp (Nematoda:(More)
The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is related to a high phenotypic variability including the velocardiofacial/DiGeorge spectrum. Autoimmune, endocrine and immunodeficiency manifestations have been reportedly associated with the syndrome. The objective of this study was to report a case of 22q11.2DS associated with IgA deficiency and Graves disease(More)
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma primary of lung (DLBCL-PL) is a rare presentation of extranodal lymphoma, in most cases chemotherapy-based anthracyclines: CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) has been the treatment, with excellent outcome. The addition of rituximab to CHOP (R-CHOP) has been considered the gold standard in the(More)
OBJECTIVES Treatment of refractory/relapsed cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) remains controversial, most studies included a few patients with a short follow-up. Previously, we performed two small studies employing interferon alpha 2b (IFN) combined with low doses of methotrexate (MTX) or retinoids. Thus, we conducted an open-label clinical trial to assess(More)
This work presents a spatial distribution analysis of Brazilian Atlantic Forest Bromeliad species catalogued by the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens Research Institute. Our analysis aims at identifying probable endangered species and conservation areas (environmental reservations) for specific Bromeliad species. For that, we propose a solution using Data(More)
In this paper, we studied the influence of uremia and hemodialysis on oxidative parameters and delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (delta-ALA-D) activity in control subjects, patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) on hemodialysis treatment (HD) and in patients not undergoing hemodialysis (ND). An increased lipid peroxidation was observed in the serum(More)
INTRODUCTION There is little information about the overall incidence, risk factors, and clinical management of arthroplasty-related infection in Spain. METHODS The incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) in hip and knee arthroplasty from 2001 to 2005 was determined. Risk factors for SSI were investigated in 435 patients using multivariate logistic(More)
The authors started a clinical trial to assess the efficacy and toxicity of rituximab (R) as consolidation in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, with poor prognostic factors, who were in complete response (CR) after dose-dense chemotherapy (CHOP-14). Four hundred sixty-five untreated patients, with advanced stages (III and IV), older (median age(More)
PURPOSE To have an insight of the outcomes of half-dose photodynamic therapy (PDT) for patients with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) in a real world population. MATERIAL AND METHODS This is a retrospective consecutive case series, one-centre study, with a 12-month follow-up period. RESULTS The study took into account 15 eyes of 13(More)
Chest pain associated with cocaine use is one of the most common symptoms reported by patients. It usually occurs in young subjects with no risk factors for coronary disease, and is independent of the history of substance abuse, although about a quarter of them denies its consumption. The percentage of those who present acute myocardial infarction after(More)