Maria Cecilia Corrêa

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Objective:In 497 HIV-positive (+) patients with upper digestive tract symptoms, 23 (5%) had gastroduodenal ulcers (GDU) at upper endoscopy.Methods:To establish the causes of GDU in this setting, 16 of these patients who had had comprehensive histological evaluation (group I) were compared with 20 HIV+ subjects with upper gastrointestinal symptoms but(More)
Cigarette smoke is a complex mixture of various toxic substances that are capable of initiating oxidative damage and promoting blood platelet alterations. In this study, we investigated the activities of the ectoenzymes NTPDase (ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase, CD39) and 5'-nucleotidase (CD73) in platelets as well as adenosine deaminase (ADA)(More)
The aqueous extract of Casearia sylvestris was tested in cortical membrane preparations. C. sylvestris was obtained commercially from two different sources, designated as Sample A and Sample B. The enzymes studied in this work were NTPDase-like, 5'-Nucleotidase, Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase and acetylcholinesterase (AChE). Adult rats received aqueous extracts from C.(More)
OBJECTIVE This research had two objectives: (1) to determine the prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia and describe iron consumption in the diet of schoolchildren and adolescents enrolled in public and private schools of the urban area of the city of Medellín, Colombia, in the 1999-2000 school year and (2) to explore the associations that age group, sex,(More)
The need for new materials to substitute injured or damaged parts of the human body has led scientists of different areas to investigate bioceramics since the 70’s, when other materials in use started to show rejection problems. Ceramics show some advantages like being the material that best mimics the bone tissue, although present low toughness when(More)
The diagnosis of ocular toxoplasmosis is based primarily on clinical presentation and laboratory tests described else where. Eventually, unusual clinical presentation, as well unusual pathologic findings occur, mainly in immunosuppressed individuals. The authors report a case of a female patient from Paraná with a progressive ocular disease, for at least(More)
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