Sérgio Maravilhas Lopes

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The influence of dietary lipid manipulation on the fever response to an injection of murine recombinant Interleukin-1 (rIL-1) in guinea pigs was examined. The animals were fed diets identical except for the lipid source for periods of 5 and 6 wk. In vitro thromboxane B2/B3 (TxB2/B3) production in collagen-stimulated whole blood was also measured. One diet(More)
A study was conducted in 12 free-living subjects to determine quantitative and qualitative plasma phospholipid (PL), free fatty acid (FFA), triglyceride (TG), and cholesterol ester (CE) fatty acid (FA) variations over time (0.8, and 22 mo) and to correlate these FAs with dietary intake. Diet, reported by use of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), did not(More)
The effects of structured lipid composed of fish oil and medium-chain triglycerides (Fish/MCT) on tumor and the host metabolism was compared with conventional long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) in Yoshida-sarcoma-bearing rats receiving TPN for 3 d. The two parenterally fed groups were divided into two treatments, saline or tumor necrosis factor (TNF), given(More)
The serum fatty acid profiles of patients receiving either intravenous medium or long chain triglycerides were studied. Seventeen hospitalized patients, dependent on total parenteral nutrition, were randomly enrolled into a prospective study. The total parenteral nutrition (TPN) delivered amino acids and glucose and either a 75% medium chain triglyceride(More)
The requirements for essential fatty acids in patients on home parenteral nutrition are not well described. We therefore studied the needs of 12 patients receiving parenteral nutrition for at least 4 mo (range: 4 mo-17.3 yr; mean 7.0 +/- 5.2 yr). Prior to the study, each patient had been receiving intravenous lipids either weekly or biweekly and had a(More)
Nutrition support has played a major role in the treatment of chylothorax, both to prevent malnutrition and to minimize chyle production and flow. This report evaluates chyle composition in a patient with chylothorax who was placed on a low-fat diet, medium-chain triglyceride diet, and total parenteral nutrition in sequence. Both triglyceride content and(More)
Eighteen hospitalized patients dependent on total parenteral nutrition (TPN) were randomly enrolled into a prospective study comparing intravenous long-chain triglycerides (LCT) with a physical mixture of 75% medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) and 25% LCT. The TPN was given continuously as amino acids and glucose over 5 days with the respective lipid emulsion(More)
In this chapter, the implementation of an information strategy project in a Portuguese Real Estate company is analyzed. This involves its framing—historical and socio-economic—and a brief description of the activity sector in which the company operates. Several well-managed projects have been developed to improve the competitive position of the company, but(More)
A Multimistura (MM)--sweet cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) leaf flour, wheat bran (Tritium aestivum L.), egg shell powder, pumpkin (Cucurbita Spp) and sunflower (Heliantus annus) seed flours--was added to a mixture of Beans, 7% (Phaseolus vulgaris) and Rice, 3% (Oryza sativa) and its effects, were assessed in weanling, male albino (Wistar) rats (n = 60).(More)