Márcio Miguel Gomes

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The aim of the present study was to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of 14,15-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) on reactivity and Ca(2+) sensitivity in TNF-alpha-stimulated human bronchi. Tension measurements performed on either control, TNF-alpha-, or TNF-alpha + EET-pretreated bronchi revealed that 100 nM 14,15-EET pretreatments significantly(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify the frequency of discrepancies between clinical diagnoses and autopsy findings in patients from a pediatric intensive care unit and to look for predictive factors of the discrepancies. DESIGN Prospective evaluation performed between September 1996 and December 1998. SETTING Eight-bed pediatric intensive care unit of a university(More)
Airway smooth muscle (ASM) metabolizes arachidonic acid (AA) through various enzymatic pathways, including cytochrome P-450 (CYP-450) omega-hydroxylase, which leads to the production of 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE). The goal of this study was to delineate the mode of action of 20-HETE in human ASM cells. Isometric tension measurements(More)
The aim of the present study was to provide a mechanistic insight into how 14,15-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) relaxes organ-cultured human bronchi. Tension measurements, performed on either fresh or 3-d-cultured bronchi, revealed that the contractile responses to 1 microM methacholine and 10 microM arachidonic acid were largely relaxed by the eicosanoid(More)
INTRODUCTION Historically, a non-small-cell lung carcinoma diagnosis, without pathologic subclassification, provided sufficient information to guide therapy. Evidence now demonstrates that pathologic subtype classification is central in selecting optimal treatment. This review aimed to identify factors associated with a specific pathologic diagnosis. (More)
Internet of Things (IoT) supports a connection between objects and humans, enabling the ubiquitous computing in our daily lives. Future research directions in IoT infrastructure should consider real-time communication and scalability to provide a better experience to the users. We justify this sentence by developing an IoT micro-benchmark, which was(More)
E. Effects of ␻-hydroxylase product on distal human pulmonary arteries. The aim of the present study was to provide a mechanistic insight into how 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) relaxes distal human pulmonary arteries (HPAs). This compound is produced by ␻-hydroxy-lase from free arachidonic acid. Tension measurements, performed on either fresh or(More)
The aim of the present study was to provide a mechanistic insight into how 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) relaxes distal human pulmonary arteries (HPAs). This compound is produced by omega-hydroxylase from free arachidonic acid. Tension measurements, performed on either fresh or 1 day-cultured pulmonary arteries, revealed that the contractile(More)
We describe the clinical and pathologic findings of a 68-year-old smoker with previous asbestos exposure who presented with spontaneous hydropneumothorax and was diagnosed with synchronous undifferentiated lung carcinoma and incidental malignant pleural mesothelioma. The synchronous occurrence of these two neoplasms is an extremely rare event with fewer(More)
Primary pulmonary lymphoma is an uncommon neoplastic disorder representing approximately 0.5% to 1% of primary pulmonary malignancies. The vast majority are of low-grade, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue type. Primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the lung is rare, though cases of the centroblastic and immunoblastic variants have been described. We(More)