Pedro A. Jorge

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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)
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)
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)
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)
Left ventricular sequence of shortening was studied through the analysis of cineventriculograms in 30 degree right anterior oblique projection of 11 normal patients. In all patients transverse shortening progressed in base to apex direction, in a concentric fashion. Base descent started simultaneously with the first transverse inward motion and continued(More)
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)