Maria Vitória Carmo Penhavel

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BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is often underdiagnosed, which might be attributable to a lack of knowledge about the disease among the general population. The objective of this study was to evaluate COPD-related knowledge among primary care users in an urban area in Brazil. METHODS This study was carried out at primary care(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the healing effect of carbon dioxide therapy on skin wounds induced on the back of rats. METHODS Sixteen rats underwent excision of a round dermal-epidermal dorsal skin flap of 2.5 cm in diameter. The animals were divided into two groups, as follows: carbon dioxide group - subcutaneous injections of carbon dioxide on the day of(More)
OBJECTIVE to evaluate the effect of topical delivery of latex cream-gel in acute cutaneous wounds induced on the back of rats. METHODS we subjected sixteen rats to dermo-epidermal excision of a round dorsal skin flap, with 2.5cm diameter. We divided the animals into two groups: Latex Group: application of cream-gel-based latex throughout the wound bed on(More)
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