Marcela Rodrigues

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Household contacts are important sources of Bordetella pertussis in infants. A total of 353 household contacts of 97 index cases were evaluated for pertussis by culture and polymerase chain reaction. Twenty eight contacts were positive (8.0%). The presence of symptoms did not influence the rate of diagnosed bacteriologic pertussis in communicants. We(More)
The effects of halide ions on several pathways of lipid metabolism have been investigated in rat liver slices. Through the use of carboxyl-14-C-labeled acetate and palmitate and U-14-C-labeled glycine, striking differences were found when the effects of the four halide ions on the labeling of the lipids were compared. Both fluoride and iodide dpressed(More)
INTRODUCTION The multidisciplinary health practitioners can facilitate adherence to treatment of hypertension. Nutritional recommendations delivered by an expert in nutrition might increase the blood pressure control through a better comprehension about how nutrition plays a role on hypertension. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of nutritional(More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions in blood pressure reduction has been evidenced by several studies. Nevertheless, as adherence to a low-sodium diet is poor, interventions regarding habit changing should be of a motivational nature in order to develop the ability of overcoming obstacles regarding sodium-restriction behavior.(More)
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