Thiago Santos de Araújo

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The article presents prevalence rates for malnutrition, intestinal parasitic infections, anemia, and iron deficiency in under-five children in a population-based cross-sectional survey performed in the urban area of two counties in the Western Brazilian Amazon, Assis Brasil (n = 200) and Acrelandia (n = 477). Available data included: (a) weight and height(More)
It has been reported that simvastatin, a statin commonly prescribed for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, has gastroprotective effects in indomethacin and ethanol-induced gastric ulcers. However, the effects of simvastatin on alendronate-induced gastric mucosal injury remain unexplored. This study investigated the use of simvastatin for the(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae) is commonly known as the cashew tree. It is native to tropical America and extracts of the leaves, bark, roots, chestnut net and exudate have been traditionally used in northeast Brazil for the treatment of various diseases. The exudate of the cashew tree (cashew gum) has been(More)
The probiotic influence on the immune system, especially under pathogenic challenge conditions, still remains controversial. To address this, a systematic review of current studies concerning the efficacy of probiotics on the immune response of rats subjected to experimental challenges was conducted. The survey was conducted using PubMed, ISI Web of Science(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence of undernutrition, overweight and associated factors, before and after the implementation of the Interoceanic Highway. METHODS A population-based cross-sectional study on children under 5 years of age was conducted in the municipality of Assis Brasil, AC, Brazil, in 2003 and 2010. Prevalence(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a signaling molecule in the gastrointestinal tract. H2S production can derive from d-cysteine via various pathways, thus pointing to a new therapeutic approach: delivery of H2S to specific tissues. This study was designed to evaluate the concentration and effects of H2S (generated by d-amino acid oxidase [DAO] from d-cysteine) in(More)
This study aimed to analyze the association of handgrip strength with self-reported diseases and multimorbidity among adults in Rio Branco, Acre State, Brazil, through a population based survey involving 1,395 adults of both sexes. Associations by sex were estimated by logistic regression analysis. The mean handgrip strength in men (44.8kg) is higher than(More)
The article presents prevalence rates for malnutrition, intestinal parasitic infections, anemia, and iron deficiency in under-five children in a population-based cross-sectional survey performed in the urban area of two counties in the Western Brazilian Amazon, Assis Brasil (n = 200) and Acrelandia (n = 477). Available data included: (a) weight and height(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of using post-stratification weight to correct the bias due to low coverage of households with telephones. METHODS A Comparison was made of results collected by the Household Survey with those of the VIGITEL (Telephone Survey to Monitor Risk and Protective Factors for Chronic Diseases) in Rio Branco, Northern Brazil, in(More)
This study investigated anemia prevalence and associated factors using a cross-sectional approach with 429 children 6 to 59 months of age in Jordão, Acre State, Brazil. Multiple Poisson regression in hierarchical models was used in the analysis. Overall anemia prevalence was 57.3% (95%CI: 52.5%-2.1%). Age under 24 months [prevalence ratio - PR (95%CI): 1.40(More)