Maurício Ferreira

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A 5-year audit of the formation, management and closure of small-bowel stomas and colostomies at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, is described. Of the 203 patients, 128 (63%) required the stroma in the neonatal period. Anorectal malformations (80), Hirschsprung's disease (65), necrotising enterocolitis (33), trauma (11) and neoplasm(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the frequency of the use of sputum examination in the clinical management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in a general hospital and to determine whether its use has an impact on mortality. METHODS The medical records of CAP patients treated as inpatients between May and November of 2004 at the Nossa Senhora da Conceição(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the guidelines put forth in the III Brazilian Consensus on Asthma Management are being applied in a population of asthma patients treated at a public hospital that is a referral center for asthma in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. METHODS All adult asthma patients who began their treatment between 1999 and 2002 were(More)
The goal of this experiment was to investigate the invertase enzyme kinetics in microgravity to better understand the mechanism action inside and outside biological cells. To do this DMLM III device was developed, which is responsible for mixing liquids in microgravity. It consists of a mechanical part, with ten sets of reaction systems, and embedded(More)
PURPOSE Down syndrome (DS) is caused by the triplication of chromosome 21. Studies have demonstrated platelets abnormalities and oxidative stress in DS subjects. The enzymes NTPDase, 5'-nucleotidase and adenosine deaminase (ADA) represent an important therapeutic target since they interfere in the extracellular nucleotide pool altering platelet functions.(More)
Purpose: Aloe vera is a tropical plant popularly known in Brazil as babosa. We have investigated the effect of aqueous extract of Aloe vera on the biodistribution of NaTcO4 and laboratorial parameters in Wistar rats. Methods: Twelve animals were divided into treated and control groups. In the treated group, Aloe vera was given by gavage (5mg/mL/day) during(More)