Pedro A. Jorge

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PURPOSE To study the effect of egg plant on endothelium-dependent relaxation, and plasma lipids in hypercholesterolemic rabbits, and to assess influence of this plant on the malondialdehyde (MDA) content of LDL particles and the arterial wall. METHODS Thirteen male rabbits were randomly assigned to control (C), hypercholesterolemic (H) and egg plant (E)(More)
This abstract describes the development of a wildfire forecasting plugin using Capaware. Capaware is designed as an easy to use open source framework to develop 3D graphics applications over large geographic areas offering high performance 3D visualization and powerful interaction tools for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) community. Some other(More)
1. The main objective of the present study was to verify the speed with which two 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors, simvastatin and pravastatin, could revert endothelial cell dysfunction in hypercholesterolaemic rabbits. An attempt was also made to correlate the plasma cholesterol level and the tissue cholesterol and(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study was conducted to investigate endothelium-dependent relaxation in hypercholesterolemic rabbits after treatment with two HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors: Simvastatin and Pravastatin. METHODS Thirty male New Zealand rabbits were randomly assigned to Control, Simvastatin and Pravastatin groups and fed a diet supplemented with lipids(More)
The aim of the present report was to study the effect of ischemia-reperfusion on the endothelial cell function of coronary vessels. Twelve adult male dogs were instrumented for the measurement of aortic and left ventricular pressures, heart rate and coronary blood flow. The left anterior descending coronary artery was occluded for 90 minutes followed by 20(More)
1. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of endothelium in mediating the response to acetylcholine in the thoracic aorta and coronary vessels of rats exposed to cigarette smoking. Total serum cholesterol was measured at the beginning and end of the experiment. 2. The relaxation response to acetylcholine was significantly impaired in the aortae of(More)
This paper describes a wildfire forecasting application based on a 3D virtual environment and a fire simulation engine. A novel open source framework is presented for the development of 3D graphics applications over large geographic areas, offering high performance 3D visualization and powerful interaction tools for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS)(More)
The authors report the case of 59 year-old hypertensive woman, suffering from angina pectoris, who died 24 hours after coronary by pass surgery due to cardiogenic shock. Autopsy revealed a small recent postero-lateral infarction. The venous by pass, however, were inconspicuous. Histologic examination showed extensive microarteriopathy with stenosing intimal(More)