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Immunomodulatory effects of low dose chemotherapy and perspectives of its combination with immunotherapy
(International Journal of Cancer, 2013-06-01) [Artigo]
Given that cancer is one of the main causes of death worldwide, many efforts have been directed toward discovering new treatments and approaches to cure or control this group of diseases. Chemotherapy is the main treatment ...
Sialidase activity in aerobic vaginitis is equal to levels during bacterial vaginosis
(European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 2013-04-01) [Artigo]
Objective: To evaluate levels of proinflammatory cytokines and sialidase activity in aerobic vaginitis (AV) in relation to normal vaginal flora and bacterial vaginosis (BV). Study design: In this cross-sectional study, a ...
Easiness of use and validity testing of VS-SENSE device for detection of abnormal vaginal flora and bacterial vaginosis
(Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010-11-22) [Artigo]
Accessing vaginal pH is fundamental during gynaecological visit for the detection of abnormal vaginal flora (AVF), but use of pH strips may be time-consuming and difficult to interpret. The aim of this study was to evaluate ...
Do Atopobium vaginae, Megasphaera sp. and Leptotrichia sp. change the local innate immune response and sialidase activity in bacterial vaginosis?
(Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2013-03-01) [Artigo]
Objectives: To investigate if the participation of Atopobium vaginae, Megasphaera sp. and Leptotrichia sp. in the bacterial community of bacterial vaginosis (BV) is associated with distinct patterns of this condition. ...
Gastrointestinal cytomegalovirus disease in renal transplant recipients: A case series
(Clinical Transplantation, 2012-03-01) [Artigo]
The purpose of this article was to report a series of 23 renal transplant recipients with histologically proven and immunohistochemically confirmed cytomegalovirus (CMV) lesions in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and to ...
Antitumor properties of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides and terpenoids
(Annual Review of Biomedical Sciences, 2011-12-01) [Artigo]
Ganoderma lucidum is an edible medicinal mushroom with immunomodulatory and antitumor properties, which are mainly attributed to polysaccharides and triterpenes that can be isolated from mycelia, fruiting bodies and spores. ...
Lack of association between HLA-E polymorphisms and transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder
(Tissue Antigens, 2013-09-01) [Carta]
Dietary, anthropometric, and biochemical determinants of uric acid in free-living adults
(Nutrition Journal, 2013-01-16) [Artigo]
Background: High plasma uric acid (UA) is a prerequisite for gout and is also associated with the metabolic syndrome and its components and consequently risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Hence, the management of ...
Clinical patterns and epidemiological characteristics of facial melasma in Brazilian women
(Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 2013-02-01) [Artigo]
Background Melasma is a common acquired chronic hypermelanosis of sun-exposed areas which significantly impacts quality of life. There are few epidemiological studies in medical literature concerning these patients. Objective ...
Morphologic changes and the expression of alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone and melanocortin-1 receptor in melasma lesions: A comparative study
(American Journal of Dermatopathology, 2010-10-01) [Artigo]
Melasma is a common acquired symmetrical hypermelanosis characterized by irregular light- to dark-brown macules on sun-exposed skin areas. The literature shows few studies on its physiopathogeny. However, changes in ...