Salete Moura

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1. The accuracy of an indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) test for the serodiagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection was evaluated in adult patients and compared with culture, preformed urease test and smears stained with carbolfuchsin. 2. We studied 80 consecutive patients submitted to gastroduodenoscopy (17 of whom were found to have duodenal ulcer) plus(More)
To establish an experimental model to study gastric spiral non-cultivable bacteria, 30 4-week-old female CFW (LOB) mice were inoculated with porcine gastric mucus containing "Gastrospirillum suis" and 25 mice were inoculated with mucus without "G. suis". Mice were examined 3, 7, 14, 21, 28 and 60 days after inoculation. Fragments from the membranous,(More)
The ultrastructural features of a helical-shaped bacterium occurring in the stomach of pigs, within the mucus on the mucosal surface of antral pits, were examined. The bacterial cell had three to eight spiral turns, flattened and truncated ends and was approximately 4.0 microns long and 0.6 microns wide. In some sections, up to six flagella, about 22 nm in(More)
To evaluate a possible association between infection with cag A-positive strains and gastric carcinoma increased risk we studied 119 Helicobacter pylori-positive patients with gastric carcinoma and 119 matched controls. The presence of cag A gene was investigated by PCR in H. pylori isolates and in gastric biopsy specimens. A significant association was(More)
In order to develop a model for the study of gastric spiral bacteria, and based on the observation that Wistar rats do not carry urease-positive spiral bacteria in their gastric mucosa, mucus from a pig naturally colonised by 'Gastrospirillum suis' (an organism with I6S rDNA 99.5% similar to that of 'G. hominis' type 1), was inoculated into 35 Wistar rats(More)
1DDS, MSc, PhD, student of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of Bauru School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, and Assistant Professor of the Discipline of Pediatric Dentistry of the State University of Maringá, Maringá-PR, Brazil. 2DDS, MSc, PhD, Assistent Professor of the Discipline of Pediatric Dentistry of the Center for Superior(More)
The density of antral gastrin (G)- and somatostatin (D)-immunoreactive cells and the contents of antral gastrin and somatostatin were investigated in endoscopic antral biopsy specimens from patients with duodenal ulcer before and after eradication of Helicobacter pylori. After H. pylori eradication both antral somatostatin concentration (p = 0.0002) and(More)
A new Helicobacter species that colonizes the colonic mucosa of Wistar and Holtzman rats was isolated and characterized. This bacterium was gram negative, its cells were rod shaped with pointed ends, and its protoplasmic cylinder was entwined with periplasmic fibers. It was catalase and oxidase positive, rapidly hydrolyzed urea, and was susceptible to(More)
Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with abnormalities in serum gastrin concentration, antral gastrin and somatostatin content, and D-cell density in adults. We have studied the effects of H pylori infection in children. We studied 13 children positive for H pylori and 7 negative children. The median antral somatostatin content was significantly(More)
We evaluated the accuracy of a 2nd generation ELISA to detect Helicobacter pylori infection in adults from a developing country in view of variations in sensitivity and specificity reported for different populations. We studied 97 non-consecutive patients who underwent endoscopy for evaluation of dispeptic symptoms. The presence of H. pylori was determined(More)