Ricardo Galesso Cardoso

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Skin biopsy has become an attractive technique to evaluate the terminal regions of small nerve fibers. There is extensive innervation of the skin by both sensory and autonomic fibers as demonstrated by staining for the pan-axonal marker PGP 9,5. The normal pattern is fundamental before any study, since three different techniques described in the literature(More)
The Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a muscular dystrophy with cognitive impairment present in 20-30% of the cases. In the present study, in order to study the relationship between the alpha-dystroglycan (alpha-DG) immunostaining in skeletal muscle and cognitive performance in DMD patients, 19 were assessed. Twelve patients performed the intelligence(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the applicability of the use of autogenous muscle treated in various ways, as a substitute of the nerve grafts. METHODS Rats were divided into seven groups that received, as a treatment for a standard nerve injury, the following types of grafts: fresh muscle, muscle fixed with 10% formaldehyde, muscle frozen in a freezer, muscle frozen(More)
PURPOSE NOD2 mutations have been linked to an increased risk of Crohn's disease and to some of its phenotypes. The association between NOD2 mutations and susceptibility to ulcerative colitis (UC) remains somewhat controversial and potential correlations between these mutations and UC phenotype have not been studied. AIM To assess whether NOD2 mutations(More)
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