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Increasing attention has been given recently to the role of free radicals in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis, since the inflamed intestine is exposed to oxidative stress generated by infiltrating macrophages and neutrophils within the lamina propia. The overall goal of this study was to evaluate whether experimental ulcerative colitis induces(More)
The intrarectal administration of trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid in rats induces ulcerative colitis, which results in histological alterations of colonic mucosa, severe modification of the cellular antioxidant defense system, and enhanced production of inflammatory eicosanoids. This study evaluated the influence of different dietary fatty acids, i.e.,(More)
To date, no attempt has been made to study alterations occurring in the amino acid profile in chronic models of thioacetamide-induced liver cirrhosis. In this work, changes in serum amino acids and proteins in rats with thioacetamide-induced liver cirrhosis are reported, together with changes in enzyme activities in the liver and serum. Seventeen female(More)
OBJECTIVE To use cluster analysis to determine profiles of adolescents at risk for HIV. METHODS Adolescents 15-21 years old (N = 1153) with a history of unprotected sex were assessed in five domains of risk (unprotected sex, alcohol/marijuana use, other drug use, mental health crises, and arrest/school dropout) as well as demographic, contextual, and(More)
Identity development is a critical task of adolescence and occurs across multiple areas of self-identification. Although research on the identity development process among individuals who are ethnic and sexual minorities has been conducted for individuals who have 1 minority status or the other, few studies have examined these processes in people who are(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study is to describe the sexual practices, drug use behaviors, psychosocial factors, and predictors of unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) in a sample of Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) born in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries who currently reside in Miami-Dade County, Florida. METHODS Hispanic MSM (N = 566)(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of severe protein-energy malnutrition on the antioxidant defense system in the small and large intestine in rats at weaning. Chronic diarrhea and the subsequent malnutrition were induced by oral intake of a lactose-enriched diet. Twenty rats were weaned at 21 days of age, and the control group was(More)
The administration of thioacetamide in rats induces nodular cirrhosis of the liver, characterized by fibrous septae, parenchymal nodules, proliferation of the bile ducts, and excessive deposition of connective tissue elements. Nodular cirrhosis is also associated with changes in lipid metabolism, as shown by the accumulation of lipid droplets in the(More)
In this cross-sectional study the authors examine condom use attempts and condom use among 305 high-risk, low-income African American women who reported having a main partner. Women who had recently attempted to convince their main partner to use condoms were almost 10 times more likely to have recently used condoms with their partner than women who had not(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) of humans is a chronic and devastating disease of unknown etiology. Models of acute colitis in animals have been achieved by intrarectal administration of agents such as 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) into rat colon. This agent induces focal inflammation and alterations in the colon with features similar to those(More)