P. C. Bittencourt

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Hydroalcoholic extract of Solidago chilensis (Sc) is employed in popular medicine to treat inflammatory disease. The low-grade proinflammatory state and the activation of serine/threonine kinases in adipose tissue, like c-jun kinase (JNK) and IKK, and transcription factors, have an important role in obesity-associated insulin resistance. The aim of this(More)
We describe a computational method to assist radiologists in performing better, more reliable and simpler diagnosis of neurocysticercosis (NC). Based on this method we implemented a software system that counts and measures the calcifications related to NC in computed tomography (CT) scans, thus reducing errors regarding visual inspection and providing(More)
There are differences between children and adults in certain aspects of the Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection, among them the lower titre of IgG antibodies anti-HP in the former group. Thus, we investigated by means of flow cytometry CD4+/CD3+ (CD4+T), CD8+/CD3+ (CD8+T) and CD19+/CD3- (B) cells, activation/co-stimulatory markers (CD4+/HLA-DR+, CD4+/CD28+,(More)
It is reported a case of a 61 years-old man with progressive asthenia, disfagia, disphonia and diplopia, of variable intensity during the day, who had a very good response to anticolinesterasic drugs and corticosteroids. The repetitive stimulation tests at low frequency, resulted in large increment (maximum 275%) of the basal voltage after exercise. At high(More)
A 33-year-old female with neurofibromatosis and intracranial vascular lesions of the Moya-Moya type is reported. Clinical and angiographic aspects of both syndromes are discussed with respect to earlier reports of this rare association, with the conclusion that it produces slow intellectual and motor deterioration in adolescents or young adults. There are(More)
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