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Disturbances in the microcirculation can lead to secondary lymphedema, a common pathological condition that, despite its frequency, still lacks a cure. Lymphedema is clinically well described, but while the genetic underpinnings that cause lymphatic malformations and primary lymphedema are being discovered, the pathophysiology and pathobiology of secondary(More)
BACKGROUND Penicillin is no longer the most commonly prescribed beta-lactam, and the pattern of reactions has changed. We studied the diagnostic value of skin testing in penicillin-allergic subjects from a population where benzylpenicillin is not now the most frequently used beta-lactam. METHODS Patients with a history of immediate allergic reactions to(More)
UNLABELLED The objective of the present work was to study the effect of helium-neon (He-Ne) and gallium-arsenide (Ga-As) laser upon inflammatory biomarkers associated with oxidative stress: fibrinogen, nitric oxide (NO), L-citrulline, and superoxide dismutase (SOD). These were evaluated through histological assessment, in rats with experimental myopathy. (More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of IgE-mediated immediate reactions to penicillins can be supported by in vivo or in vitro tests using classical benzylpenicillin determinants. The wide variety of beta-lactams and the description of new specificities requires a re-evaluation of the different tests available. The objective was to evaluate the diagnostic capacity of(More)
Penicillins are immunogenic when administered to humans and in some instances they can also be allergenic, inducing specific IgE antibodies. Whilst the major haptenic group, the penicilloyl, is well characterised, less is known about the relative importance of the different parts of the structure for antibody binding and how this can influence the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this work is to assess the anti-inflammatory capacity of He-Ne laser therapy as determined by the plasmatic levels of inflammatory markers, fibrinogen, and TNFalpha and by histopathological study in rats with arthropathy induced by calcium pyrophosphate crystals. BACKGROUND DATA Microcrystalline arthropathies are a group of(More)
OBJECTIVE A histological study of the anti-inflammatory effect of helium-neon laser in models of arthropathies induced by hydroxyapatite and calcium pyrophosphate in rats. BACKGROUND Crystal deposition diseases are inflammatory pathologies induced by cellular reaction to the deposit of crystals in the joints. METHODS Fifty-six Suquia strain rats were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present work was to determine the possible synergic effect on the concentration of plasma fibrinogen (PF) by injecting diclofenac sodium associated with laser therapy postsurgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and He:Ne laser irradiation as a therapy were used to inhibit the effects(More)
OBJECTIVE This article presents the results of laser therapy in crystal (hydroxyapatite, calcium pyrophosphate, and urates) deposition-induced arthritis in rats and the clinical applications in humans. BACKGROUND DATA Microcrystalline arthropathies are prevalent among geriatric patients, who are more vulnerable to the side effects of drugs. The(More)