Stefania Giotti Cioato

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Obesity is a disease that has become a serious public health issue worldwide, and chronic stressors, which are a problem for modern society, cause neuroendocrine changes with alterations in food intake. Obesity and chronic stress are associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders. In this study, a rat model was used to(More)
INTRODUCTION Neuropathic pain (NP) is a chronic pain modality that usually results of damage in the somatosensory system. NP often shows insufficient response to classic analgesics and remains a challenge to medical treatment. The transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive technique, which induces neuroplastic changes in central(More)
Nonadherence to immunosuppressive medications represents a burden to organ transplantation being associated with rejection episodes and graft loss. In this cross-sectional study we evaluated the prevalence and risk factors for nonadherence in kidney transplant patients by measuring the retrieval of the immunosuppressive drugs in the registry kept by the(More)
Disruption of the circadian system can lead to metabolic dysfunction as a response to environmental alterations. This study assessed the effects of the association between obesity and chronic stress on the temporal pattern of serum levels of adipogenic markers and corticosterone in rats. We evaluated weekly weight, delta weight, Lee index, and weight(More)
Melatonin is a neuroendocrine hormone that presents a wide range of physiological functions including regulating circadian rhythms and sleep, enhancing immune function, sleep improvement, and antioxidant effects. In addition, melatonin has received special attention in pain treatment since it is effective and presents few adverse effects. In this study, we(More)
BACKGROUND Neuropathic pain (NP) is caused by an insult or dysfunction in the peripheral or central nervous system (CNS), the main symptoms being mechanical allodynia and hyperalgesia. NP often shows insufficient response to classic analgesics and its management remains a challenge. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive method of(More)
Considering the importance of studies in animal models that are focused on systems involved in pain mechanisms, this investigation aimed to evaluate the effects of pharmacological treatments on the behavioral responses of younger animals. To this end, we evaluated the effect of an acute dose of fentanyl (FEN) or S(+)-ketamine (KET) at postnatal day 14 (P14)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to assess the neuromodulation techniques effects (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation [rTMS] and deep intramuscular stimulation therapy [DIMST]) on pain intensity, peripheral, and neurophysiological biomarkers chronic myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) patients. DESIGN Randomized, double blind, factorial design, and controlled(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of an adhesive resin containing indomethacin-loaded nanocapsules in rat model. DESIGN Adhesive resin disks with or without indomethacin-loaded nanocapsules were subcutaneously implanted into right hind paw of rats. A week after surgical procedure, 2% formalin solution was intradermally(More)
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