Paulo R. Ferreira

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Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading indicator for liver disease. New treatment options are becoming available, and there is a need to characterize the epidemiology and disease burden of HCV. Data for prevalence, viremia, genotype, diagnosis and treatment were obtained through literature searches and expert consensus for 16 countries.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the potential of brilliant blue G (BBG) and indocyanine green (ICG) for intraoperative staining of the internal limiting membrane (ILM) with respect to perceivable contrast. METHODS In a retrospective clinical case series the authors analyzed 26 consecutive chromovitrectomy interventions in 26 patients with macular holes, epiretinal(More)
—Urban mobility problems affects the vast majority of cities nowadays. Thus, systems that provide real time information to assist in planning routes and choosing the most appropriate paths are essential to make transport more effective. As an alternative solution to problems related to mobility in cities, there are the so-called Intelligent Transportation(More)
Terrain coverage problem focuses on finding a path to cover a certain area passing by all the locations inside this area. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been widely applied in several domains, such as outdoor fire detection, aerial imaging, search and rescue missions, among others. All these applications can be described as a terrain coverage(More)
iii Em memória de Haroldo Monnerat iv Aos meus amados Silvia, Rafael e Bruno v Agradecimentos Inicialmente eu gostaria de agradecer à Petrobras por todo o apoio que recebi nestas duas últimas décadas, e pelo inestimável suporte ao desenvolvimento desta tese, incluindo a gentil e fundamental disponibilização do ambiente HPC para realização dos nossos(More)
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