Marina Branco

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The authors present a case of endometrial adenocarcinoma after endometrial ablation, emphasizing the importance of close surveillance of these patients, patient selection and education. Even patients with none of the risk factors for endometrial cancer or contraindications to endometrial ablation should be checked carefully.
To investigate the role of type II 5'-deiodinase (5'D-II) in the expression of mitochondrial uncoupling protein (UCP) in brown adipose tissue (BAT), we injected intact male rats with reverse (r) 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3; 100 micrograms. 100 g body wt-1. day-1), an inhibitor of 5'D-II, for 2-5 days. UCP decreased by approximately 20% in rats kept at 28(More)
UNLABELLED To study the thermal response of interscapular brown fat (IBF) to norepinephrine (NE), urethan-anesthetized rats (1.2 g/kg ip) maintained at 28-30 degrees C received a constant venous infusion of NE (0-2 x 10(4) pmol/min) over a period of 60 min. IBF temperatures (T(IBF)) were recorded with a small thermistor fixed under the IBF pad. Data were(More)
A 3-month-old child with a grossly symmetrical monomorphic papular acral-located skin eruption, a voluminous lymphadenopathy post-BCG vaccination, and hepatomegaly was seen. The diagnoses of Gianotti-Crosti's syndrome and generalized tuberculous infection have been discarded. The appearance of these lesions 48 hours after a tuberculin patch test, their(More)
BACKGROUND Use of echocardiography (echo) has exponentially increased in recent decades. Concerned about this scientific society developed appropriate use criteria (AUC). Clinical management still suffers geographical variations, and no objective data are available about echo AUC in developing countries. We aimed to evaluate (1) the appropriateness of(More)
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