Pedro Pedroso Ramos dos Santos

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The killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) anthropology component of the 15th International Histocompatibility Workshop (IHIWS) sought to explore worldwide population variation in the KIR loci, and to examine the relationship between KIR genes and their human leukocyte antigen (HLA) ligands. Fifteen laboratories submitted KIR genotype and HLA ligand data(More)
Uterine sarcomas are a rare heterogeneous group of tumors of mesenchymal origin, accounting for approximately 8% of uterine malignancies. They comprise leiomyosarcoma, endometrial stromal sarcoma, undifferentiated endometrial sarcoma, and adenosarcoma. Compared with the more common endometrial carcinomas, uterine sarcomas behave more aggressively and are(More)
This study examines the validity of a survey instrument on near-miss obstetric complications. Three groups of women--with severe complications, with mild complications, and with a normal delivery--were identified retrospectively in three hospitals in South Benin and interviewed at home. The concept of "near-miss" was used to identify women with severe(More)
To evaluate prevalence of obesity in pregnant women in Cotonou and to study the influence of obesity on pregnancy outcome, we analysed retrospectively obstetrical reports of 323 women delivered at the university clinic of gynecology and obstetrics during the year 1999. Prevalence of obesity was 18% among pregnant women and 30.6% of them were overweight.(More)
to mjp, for raising up things that are forever. Acknowledgments I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my advisor, Yves Smeers, for his constant guidance and encouragement. He contributed decisively for the achievement of this work, with his helpful comments, suggestions, and precious time. I am grateful to all the other members of the Jury,hand(More)
Cognitive impairment has a high prevalence in the elderly, especially in the oldest old, and it is a major concern for autonomous old people living in the community and their families. Any possible intervention will benefit from early detection of cognitive decline related signs. The Portuguese version of the mini-mental state examination (MMSE) was used to(More)
Physical inactivity is a well-documented risk factor for coronary heart disease and it is associated with increased risk for several chronic diseases. Current health-related physical activity recommendations for youth call for at least 60 min·d-1 of moderate-to-vigorous physical activities (MVPA) daily as part of their lifestyle. The aim of this study was(More)
The use of activated sludge to assess the potential toxicity and environmental impact of chemicals and wastewaters suffers from several drawbacks related to the heterogeneity, absence of standardization, and health risk associated with this mixed-sewage population. To search for reliable testing inoculum alternatives, the performance of two commercial(More)
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