Vanessa Pereira Teixeira

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This study analyzed the effect of nandrolone decanoate (ND) on muscle repair and the expression of myogenic regulatory factors following cryoinjury in rat skeletal muscle. Adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: control group, sham group, cryoinjured group treated with ND and non-injured group treated with ND. Treatment consisted of(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an exercise program based on the Pilates Matwork method on sedentary volunteers who self-reported changes in their sleep quality and quality of life. This was a prospective clinical study, in which the variables (level of sleepiness and quality of life) were compared before and after applying a(More)
Bronchial responsiveness during methacholine (MCh) challenge was analysed in an elastase-induced mouse model of emphysema to explore the magnitude of the response in this model. Swiss mice were intratracheally instilled with saline or elastase (0.3 or 0.6 U). Twenty days afterward, mechanical ventilation data were collected from the closed and opened thorax(More)
Obesity increases the risk of respiratory disease, which is associated with airway hyperresponsiveness. Although the molecular underpinnings of this phenomenon are not well established, lung remodeling is known as an important factor in this process and could potentially explain compromised lung functions. In the present study, the obesity was induced by(More)
UNLABELLED Pressure sores are common among bedridden, elderly, or malnourished patients, and may occur in terminal ill patients because of impaired mobility, fecal or urinary incontinence, and decreased healing capacity. The aim of this study was to compare frequency of pressure sores between malnourished and non-malnourished necropsied adults. METHOD All(More)
INTRODUCTION Preeclampsia (PE) is an important cause of glomerulopathy. Assessment of renal markers during pregnancy may have a predictive value for glomerular disease later in life. The early detection of PE may prevent the complications of this syndrome. OBJECTIVES Assess the glomerular involvement in PE and in normal pregnancy by evaluating renal(More)
INTRODUCTION Progressive proteinuria and glomerulosclerosis characterize chronic allograft nephropathy. However, the causes are not fully elucidated. Injury of parietal epithelial cells in glomeruli, the podocytes, is the initiating cause of many renal diseases, leading to proteinuria with possible progression to glomerulosclerosis. Podocytes are highly(More)
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