Maria Cristina Simões

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Two major epidemic waves of dengue 1 occurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1986 and 1987. This article reports the results of a survey of Rio schoolchildren who were tested serologically for antibodies to dengue 1 before and after the second major epidemic wave. The highest percentages of positive subjects were found in districts with relatively poor(More)
The detection of immunoglobulin (Ig)G and IgM antibodies to dengue 1 virus was studied by a simple enzyme immunoassay, in which infected cultured cells infected with dengue virus were used as antigen (EIA-ICC). Detection of anti-dengue 1 IgG by EIA-ICC was correlated with haemagglutination assays. EIA-ICC anti-dengue 1 IgM detection was less sensitive than(More)
A quasi-experimental epidemiological study was performed to evaluate the effect of a nutritional supplement made from bovine blood on human blood parameters. Healthy women who were neither pregnant nor breast-feeding were allocated to two groups: study (n=32) and control (n=17). Women in the study group received 0.5 mg of iron per day, while controls(More)
JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O método da dose preparatória (priming principle) consiste na injeção de uma pequena dose do bloqueador neuromuscular, minutos antes da administração do restante da dose preconizada para intubação traqueal, para encurtar o início de ação dos bloqueadores neuromusculares (BNM) adespolarizantes. Existe, porém, possibilidade de(More)
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