Oscar Martins

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BACKGROUND Immediately after patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) receive a single anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) session their memory performance improves. Whether multiple tDCS sessions improve memory performance in the longer term remains unclear. OBJECTIVE In this study we aimed to assess memory changes after five consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if cytokine responses and lung injury induced by intravenous (i.v.) lipopolysaccharide (LPS) at 4 hr were enhanced in rats that had been previously subjected to 30 min of total liver ischemia (Pringle's maneuver) followed by 24 hr or 3 days of reperfusion. BACKGROUND Many patients with liver trauma require occlusion of hepatic blood(More)
Groups of male Sprague Dawley rats aged 60 days were fed either a control diet (CD) or the same diet enriched with 1% cholesterol (CHD) for 30 days. In CHD fed animals an increase of 131I uptake by thyroid, PB131I and TSH level in plasma was found, while the level of thyroxine (T4) was unchanged and that of triiodothyronine (T3) was decreased. In the(More)
Brain Na+ K+ ATPase activity has been found to decrease in experimental trypanosomiasis in rats infected with Trypanosoma congolense. Some physical features that affect membrane fluidity were also observed to be altered. The levels of cholesterol in the brain and free fatty acids in the serum were found to increase in the infected animals. These findings(More)
Two patients with one year duration post-scabious nodules are reported. Lymphoid hyperplasia was found histologically and a malignant lymphoma was suspected. Six patients with pseudolymphomatous scabious nodules were found in the literature and of these only one had evidence of lymphoid follicle formation with germinal centres. Short lived and persistent(More)