Ricardo Souza Dias

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Cholera vibrios sometimes survive, probably in low-level silent populations, in the small intestine of chronic carriers or pass through the gastrointestinal tract of a few individuals without causing diarrhoea or colonisation. To understand these situations, the present study used plate cultures (ex-vivo test) to investigate the frequency of appearance of(More)
The effect of orogastric administration of Saccharomyces boulardii on the anatomopathological aspect of the jejunal villi was studied in male Fischer rats (weighing about 40 g) orogastrically infected with a culture of Vibrio cholerae. Experimental and control groups received lyophilized S. boulardii (25 mg suspended in 0.5 ml saline) or 0.5 ml saline,(More)
This paper reports a novel electrochemical immunosensor for the sensitive detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) based on self-assembly monolayer (SAM) and protein A immobilization on gold electrode. Three different methods of protein A immobilization were tested: physical adsorption, cross-linking using glutaraldehyde and covalent binding after(More)
The ripening process of Serro Minas cheese, one of the most popular cheeses produced with raw milk in Brazil, was studied over the course of 60 days of ripening during dry and rainy seasons. Brazilian legislation prohibits the production of cheese from raw milk unless it was submitted to a maturation period greater than 60 days. However Minas Serro cheese(More)
Mood disorders cause many social problems, often involving family relationships. Few studies are available in the literature comparing patients with bipolar, unipolar, dysthymic, and double depressive disorders concerning these aspects. In the present study, demographic and disease data were collected using a specifically prepared questionnaire. Social(More)
In the summer of 1998, approximately 8000 individuals gathered to celebrate a Catholic priest's ordination in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Within hours of food consumption, 4000 patients experienced acute gastroenteritis, and approximately 2000 (50%) overwhelmed Emergency Departments of 26 local hospitals. Of the triaged patients, 396 ( approximately 20%) required(More)
Heat shock affects the oocyte developmental competence and embryonic gene expression. We found that the chromatin organisation of embryos derived from heat-shocked oocytes can also be affected (Camargo et al. 2015 Reprod. Fert. Dev. 27, 132). This study aimed to evaluate whether Scriptaid, a histone deacetylase inhibitor able to modulate the chromatin(More)
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) represent one of the most prevalent microorganisms in nosocomial infections worldwide, nevertheless little is known about their pathogenicity features. Thus, our aim was to characterize virulence aspects of CNS isolated from patients with bloodstream infections assisted in hospitals of Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.(More)
BACKGROUND Leptospirosis is an infectious and acute disease caused by Leptospira spp. that have high epidemic potential. This study verified the main Leptospira spp. serovars detected by MAT from serum of patients with suspicion of leptospirosis from 2008 to 2012 in Minas Gerais State. METHODS The laboratory received sera from 4654 patients. All serum(More)
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