Paulo J. B. Miranda

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OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalence of allergy to cockroaches (Blattella germanica and Periplaneta americana) in asthmatic and non-asthmatic children and to determine the degree of agreement between the skin prick test and serum specific IgE levels, as well as to establish the relationship between cockroach allergy and total IgE levels. METHODS A(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated the effects of intravenous and intratracheal administration of salbutamol on lung morphology and function, expression of ion channels, aquaporin, and markers of inflammation, apoptosis, and alveolar epithelial/endothelial cell damage in experimental pulmonary (p) and extrapulmonary (exp) mild acute respiratory distress syndrome(More)
BACKGROUND Blattella germanica and Periplaneta americana are the most common domestic species of cockroaches, found all over the world under favorable conditions. Allergen sensitivity can be detected through in vivo tests, such as skin prick tests (SPT) for immediate hypersensitivity and in vitro techniques, represented mainly by the sIgE determination.(More)
Emphysema is characterized by loss of lung tissue elasticity and destruction of structures supporting alveoli and capillaries. The impact of mechanical ventilation strategies on ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) in emphysema is poorly defined. New ventilator strategies should be developed to minimize VILI in emphysema. The present study was divided into(More)
Emanuel Sarinho Doutor, Departamento de Pediatria, Divisão de Alergia e Imunologia, UFPE, Recife, PE, Brasil. References 1. Lopes MIL, Miranda PJ, Sarinho E. Use of the skin prick test and specific immunoglobulin E for the diagnosis of cockroach allergy. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2006;82:204-9. 2. Krieger JW, Song L, Takaro T, Stout J. Asthma and the home(More)
When filariform larvae of Necator americanus, enclosed within the second sheath, were cultured in various semi-defined media, the best larval development was achieved in Waymouth's MB 752/1 with 20% foetal calf serum (FCS). In this medium, most of the filariform larvae cast off the second sheath and developed into third-stage larvae with provisional buccal(More)
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