Maira Ferreira de Noronha

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Fat accumulation within pancreatic acinar cells was observed by examination in patients consuming more than 30 gm./day of ethanol. Ultrastructural changes within the cell are described in these alcoholics without clinical pancreatitis, changes which are similar to those seen in the hepatocytes of alcoholics. The mechanisms which induce these ultrastructural(More)
A correlation of several clinical parameters and pancreatitis morphological alterations observed in chronic alcoholics with and without pancreatic is presented. Three groups of patients were studied: asymptomatic chronic alcoholics (24); non-alcoholic controls (10); and cases with advanced chronic pancreatitis (6). Clinical, biochemical and functional(More)
Sequential standard (1.0 U./kg.) and augmented (4.0-5.0 U./kg.) secretin response to the pancreas has been briefly compared in normal subjects and in patients with combinations of alcoholism, cirrhosis and alcoholic pancreatitis. The results of sequential testing led to the conclusion that, for clinical purposes, the standard test is adequate for the(More)
It has been important to extend database management systems to support new requirements of applications and administration. We focus in this paper on the automatic tuning feature, particularly manipulation of indexes. The architectural approach considered here is based on software agents. We briefly present the heuristics involved in the decision upon(More)
The histopathology of advanced chronic alcoholic pancreatitis is dominated by cellular degeneration, atrophy and fibrosis. Sequential changes in the histopathology of alcoholic pancreatic disease has been defined and traced from initial injury to end-stage disease. These sequential histopathologies have been correlated with clinical syndrome and secretory(More)
Previous studies have shown that thyroid status affects the response of brown adipose tissue (BAT) to the sympathetic nervous system. For example, hypothyroidism is associated with the development of a marked synergism between alpha 1- and beta-adrenergic pathways to stimulate type II iodothyronine 5'-deiodinase activity. Hypothyroidism also attenuates the(More)