Maria Sebastiana Silva

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between brain MRI and clinical characteristics and patterns of antiepileptic drug (AED) response in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). METHODS A total of 165 MTLE patients were divided into seizure-free with AED (AED responders, n = 50), pharmacoresistant (n = 87), and remitting-relapsing seizure(More)
Forty-four patients with active Rheumatoid Arthritis were entered into a 6-month double-blind trial comparing homeopathy and placebo. The treatments were generally equally effective in most assessments. Statistically significant improvements were produced, however, in 3 of 5 and 2 of 5 results respectively assessed in homeopathic and placebo treated groups.(More)
Hiking is a demanding form of exercise that may cause delayed responses of the postural muscles and a loss of somatosensory information, particularly when repeatedly performed for several days. These effects may negatively influence the postural control of hikers. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a four-day hike on postural(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of chromium supplementation on the glucose homeostasis and anthropometry of type 2 diabetic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-six individuals with type 2 Diabetes were randomized on a double blind clinical trial into three groups: placebo (NC0), 50μg (NC50) and 200μg (NC200) of chromium nicotinate. Glucose homeostasis,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of chromium nicotinate supplementation on insulin sensitivity, glycemic control, and lipid profile in subjects with type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a double-blind clinical trial, 56 overweight individuals with type 2 diabetes were randomized into 3 groups: placebo (NC0), 50 μg (NC50), and 200 μg (NC200) of(More)
OBJECTIVE to compare the body composition of patients undergoing hemodialysis with that of healthy individuals using different methods. METHOD cross-sectional study assessing male individuals using anthropometric markers, electrical bioimpedance and vector analysis. RESULTS the healthy individuals presented larger triceps skinfold and arm circumference(More)