Marcelle Pereira Mota

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OBJECTIVE To analyze factors associated with discordance between tuberculin skin test (TST) and interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) results among household contacts of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients. DESIGN TST (purified protein derivative) and IGRA (QuantiFERON-TB Gold) were performed on household contacts of PTB patients diagnosed between 2006(More)
Since the mechanism(s) underlying menopause-related sarcopenia remain unknown we aimed to investigate the role of physical inactivity in its etiology. Ovariectomized and sham-operated rats were allocated into 2 experimental groups: (1) sedentary-standard housing; and (2) exercise-housed with running wheel. After a 9-month experimental period, soleus muscle(More)
Tuberculosis is a well-known illness for which there is treatment of recognized effectiveness. In Portugal, tuberculosis incidence has been diminishing although keeping values higher than the rest of the Western Europe. A new challenge is associated with resistance to drugs, admittedly related to treatment noncompliance or incorrect treatment choice. The(More)
R. Duarte *, A. Santos , M. Mota , A. Carvalho , A. Marques , H. Barros d Centro de Diagnóstico Pneumológico de Vila Nova de Gaia, Rua Conselheiro Veloso da Cruz, 4400 037 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Giru Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal d Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do(More)
The aim of the present study was to analyze the lifelong differences of femur structure in sedentary and physically active animal models. Thirty male C57BL/6 mice, 2 months old, were either: i) housed in cages with running wheel (AA; n=10), ii) housed in cages without running wheel (AS; n=10), iii) or sacrificed without intervention (Y; n=10). AA and AS(More)
Since 1995 airborne particles have been sampled near Lisbon and analysed by PIXE at ITN. On the Summer of 2004 extremely high concentrations of 14 microg/m(3) of chlorine in PM2.5 were determined in a week average sample. Later in 2004 and in 2005 similar events occurred. A 12 year database of PIXE data on airborne elemental concentrations (1995 to 2006)(More)
This paper reports the results of an empirical study about the semiotic engineering of signs of complexity for live documentation of games and simulations built with a visual programming learning environment. The study highlights the essence of the semiotic engineering process and shows how its outcome has been received by a group of users who can speak for(More)
Multimodal Interactions have been used in many fields of application, such as medicine, manipulation of assistive technologies, interactions in public environments, among others. It is important to not only develop technologies (hardware and software) but to study and project optimization possibilities for the usage of these innovative interfaces as well.(More)
This paper reports an initial study about meaning facets of programs constructed with IvProg tool. These facets were developed based on the PoliFacets model, a model to support the development of meaning facets with the purpose to support the teaching of computational thinking acquisition. In this way, an evaluation of the facets was performed with novice(More)