Ronald de A. Lima

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Obesity is associated with the impairment of endothelial function leading to the initiation of the atherosclerotic process. As obesity is a multiple grade disease, we have hypothesized that an increasing impairment of endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cell functions occurs from lean subjects to severe obese ones, creating a window of opportunities for(More)
Hemorrhagic shock is a major cause of death in modern societies. Some patients, when treated, fail to sustain normal cardiovascular parameters, requiring fluid therapy and vasoactive drugs. Among drugs with cardiovascular profile other than catecholamine, vasopressin (VP) is emerging as an option. To better understand its effects during hemorrhagic shock,(More)
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