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Altera??es ortopédicas em crian?as e adolescentes obesos
Brandalize, Michelle;Leite, Neiva;
Fisioterapia em Movimento , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0103-51502010000200011
Abstract: introducion: childhood obesity is a very recurrent problem that causes some complications which can be present in early stage of life, like orthopedic alterations. objective: to describe the locomotor system alterations in obese children and adolescents. methods: articles were found in medline, scielo, lilacs, isi and standford databases. the follow key-words were used: "children obesity", "orthopedic disorders", "posture", "gait" and "musculoskeletal pain", in portuguese and english. results: this review could observe that obese children and adolescents are more predispose to have these complications than the eutrofic ones and the main problems are the postural alterations, like lumbar hiperlordosis and genu valgum. musculoskeletal pains are also a common complaint, mainly back pain and knee pain. the main factors that can cause these problems are not well defined, but include an increase in body fat mass and in weight-bearing forces associated to a weaker bone in growth phase and the decrease in postural stability, which leads to a higher mechanical regional needs are some hypothesis. conclusion: the early identification of these problems is essential for these children to receive the adequate multi-professional care.
Michelle Roselli da Luz,Valeria Fonseca Leite
Revista da Micro e Pequena Empresa , 2011,
Abstract: As pesquisas a respeito de gerentes e empreendedores vêm atraindo cada vez mais a aten o de estudiosos e acadêmicos. No entanto, s o poucos os estudos que promovem uma compara o entre eles. O presente estudo tem como objetivo promover uma compara o entre empreendedores e gerentes através da análise de seus tra os pessoais e de sua dinamica familiar, replicando, dessa forma, um estudo realizado em Israel para levantar as principais diferen as e similaridades entre empreendedores e gerentes. Para isso, será aplicado um questionário estruturado, o qual permitirá o levantamento de dados qualitativos e quantitativos referentes a tra os pessoais e familiares dos entrevistados. Com base em tal levantamento, será possível apresentar os mais evidentes pontos de compara o entre gerentes e empreendedores. Através desse estudo foi possível concluir que gerentes e empreendedores possuem certas similaridades como o alto nível de comprometimento, envolvimento, energia e confiabilidade. No entanto, os resultados também revelaram algumas diferen as significantes entre gerentes e empreendedores, sendo as mais notáveis delas a paix o por desafios, a iniciativa e a independência.
Insulinoma apresentando-se como crise convulsiva: relato de caso
Twardowschy, Carlos Alexandre;Leite, Silmara Aparecida de Oliveira;Outi, Tatiana Yukie;Dykyj, Michelle Totti;
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria , 2005, DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2005000400026
Abstract: insulinoma is a rare disease presenting with episodic neuroglycopenic and/or adrenergic symptoms. we describe the case of a 36 year-old female that had been in treatment for complex partial seizures during 4 years without improvement. she presented many crises with marking hypoglycemia. cranium tomography and electroencephalogram were normal. a 72-hour fast test showed hypoglycemic symptoms with raised insulin and c-peptide. the insulinoma localization was possible during exploratory laparatomy; image metods did not reveal the tumor. histological findings confirmed an insulinoma. we conclude that blood glucose level should be requested during the investigation of convulsive and behavioral disorders since an insulinoma can present like them.
Health Promotion in Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients through the Use of a High-Intensity Interval Training Protocol  [PDF]
Michelle Tinkham
World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases (WJCD) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/wjcd.2014.410059
Abstract: According to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) recent statistical update, over 2150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease (CVD), which equals approximately 1 death every 40 seconds; many of which were under the age of 65 years old [1]. In 2009, 386,324 people, 1 in 6 Americans, died as a result of coronary artery disease (CAD) alone [1]. They also estimate 150,000 people have “silent” heart attacks each year [1]. Even though the number of cardiovascular disease deaths has declined in the last 10 years, they still accounted for 32.3% of American deaths [1]. As a result, the AHA updated their 2020 goals to improve the nation’s cardiovascular health by 20% [1]. One of these methods is through the use of cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a health promotion strategy to help return cardiac patients to their previous level of functioning, increase health, decrease comorbidities and promote education and lifestyle change. For select patients, another alternative exercise plan may exist to gain even better results. High intensity interval training (HIIT) has shown positive training results for athletes and many studies show that it may also be an effective exercise modality for many cardiac patients instead of the traditional circuit training method. This article will review current literature on the effects of HIIT on CR patients as well as a sample HIIT protocol for instituting this treatment with appropriate patients.
Emotionally Competent Behaviors and Nurse Bullying: Is There a Direct Link?  [PDF]
Michelle Doas
Open Journal of Psychiatry (OJPsych) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpsych.2015.51008
Abstract: An abundance of literature spanning many years depicts the devastating effects of nurse bullying within the profession. The evidence suggests that bullying in general is a deliberate act aimed at another person. Conceptualizing nurse bullying appears to be a key ingredient in creating both awareness and preventative strategies. Emotional competence includes a set of behaviors which are unique to each individual. These behaviors according to Goldman (1995) include, but are not limited to emotional self-assessment, accurate self-assurance, self-confidence, emotional self-control, and empathy. The majority of researchers agree that emotionally competent behaviors are impacted by both positive and negative interactions and experiences. Thus, it is hypothesized that emotionally competent behaviors are continually cultivated throughout one’s life based upon lived experiences. This article assesses direct relationships between implementation of emotionally competent behaviors as a means of combatting nurse bullying within the profession. Creating awareness of these two areas can be initial steps in cultivating the needed tools and supportive interventions to assist nurses from novice to expert to professionally mentor and role model for generations to come.
Are We Losing the Art of Actively Listening to Our Patients? Connecting the Art of Active Listening with Emotionally Competent Behaviors  [PDF]
Michelle Doas
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2015.56060
Abstract: Active listening is an essential communication technique that requires the listener to focus and provide feedback on what is heard. The ability to listen actively demonstrates sincerity, and assumes that nothing is being shrugged or taken for granted. As a result, active listeners strive to improve professional and personal relationships, decrease misinterpretation of information, strengthen compliance, and foster understanding. Likewise, active listening can foster trust, mutual respect, and patient compliance. This paper will explore vital connections between active listening and displaying emotionally competent behaviors. Additionally, analysis of a case study as a means of strengthening these connections while improving patient outcomes will be assessed.
The bagging of Annona crassiflora fruits to control fruit borers
Leite, Germano Le?o Demolin;Souza, Manoel Ferreira;Souza, Patrícia Nery Silva;Fonseca, Márcia Michelle;Zanuncio, José Cola;
Acta Scientiarum. Agronomy , 2012, DOI: 10.4025/actasciagron.v34i3.14713
Abstract: the objective of this work was to evaluate the use of plastic bags to protect the fruits of annona crassiflora (annonaceae) against cerconota sp. (lepidoptera: oecophoridae). as protection against this fruit-boring insect, 100 fruits were enclosed in plastic bags. another 100 fruits were not bagged. the fruits were selected from the following five ranges of diameters: 1 = 0.5 - 1.99; 2 = 2.00 - 3.99; 3 = 4.00 - 7.90; 4 = 8.00 - 11.90; and 5 = 12.00 - 16.00 cm. the bagged fruits of various diameters were attacked less frequently by the pest. the bagged fruits with a diameter of less than two cm were not attacked. the percentage of fruits attacked and the number of larvae/fruit increased as the diameter of fruits increased in both treatments. the bagged fruits initially less than two cm in diameter showed the greatest final diameter and height.
Seletividade de acaricidas utilizados em cafeeiro para larvas de crisopídeos
Vilela, Michelle;Carvalho, Geraldo Andrade;Carvalho, César Freire;Vilas Boas, Matheus Alvarenga;Leite, Maria Isabella Santos;
Revista Ceres , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0034-737X2010000500009
Abstract: green lacewings are commonly found in coffee agroecosystems feeding on several pests of economic importance. the objective of this study was to evaluate the selectivity of acaricides used in coffee crop to chrysoperla externa (hagen, 1861). the treatments consisted of control (water), spirodiclofen (0.12 g a.i./l), fenpropathrin (0.15 and 0.30 g a.i./l), sulphur (4.0 and 8.0 g a.i./l) and abamectin (0.0067 and 0.0225 g a.i./l). the products were sprayed directly on first, second and third-instar larvae of c. externa, using a potter spray tower. duration of instar, survival of larvae and pupae and viability of eggs produced by the adults emerged from the treated larvae were evaluated. the pesticides were classified into toxicity classes. fenpropathrin was toxic and spirodiclofen and abamectin were moderately toxic, requiring further studies under greenhouse and field conditions to confirm or not their toxicities. because of the low toxicity of sulphur to the predator c. externa, it can be recommended for coffee pest management programs in order to combine chemical and biological control using this chrysopidae species.
Nitric oxide monocyte production levels in patients with the hepatosplenic form of Scistosoma mansoni infection who underwent splenectomy, ligature of the left gastric vein and auto implantation of spleen tissue in the major omentum
Brandt Carlos Teixeira,Leite Carlos Roberto Carvalho,Manhaes-de-Castro Francisco Machado,Macedo érika Michelle Correia de
Acta Cirurgica Brasileira , 2006,
Abstract: PURPOSE: To measure the levels of NO production by monocytes in patients with the hepatosplenic form of schistosomiasis mansoni who underwent splenectomy, ligature of the left gastric vein and auto implantation of spleen tissue in the major omentum. METHODS: Four groups of volunteers were enrolled in the investigation: G1 - 12 patients with S. mansoni infection in its hepatosplenic form without any kind of treatment (SMH); G2 - 13 SMH patients who underwent medical treatment and portal hypertension decompression splenectomy and ligature of the left gastric vein (SMH/SLGV); G3 - 19 patients similar to the later group, but additionally received auto implantation of spleen morsels in the major omentum (SMH/SLGV/AI); and G4 - 15 individuals with no S. mansoni infection coming from the same geographical area and presenting similar socio economical status (CG). Nitrite production by monocytes was determined by a standard Griess reaction adapted to microplates. The results were presented by mean ? SD for each group. Significant differences in NO production by monocytes were determined by Tukey-Kramer multicomparisons test. Probability values of 0.05 were considered significant. RESULTS: Patients from G1 (SMH) showed lower level of NO production by monocytes (5.28 ? 1.28mmol/ml). Patients from G2 (SMH/SLGV) showed similar results (6.67 ? 0.44mmol/ml - q = 2.681 p > 0.05). Individuals of G4 (CG) showed higher level of NO production by monocytes (8.19 ? 2.74mmol/ml). Patients from G3 (SMH/SGLV/AI) showed similar NO production by PBMC as compared to individuals of G4 (CG) - (7.41 ? 1.65mmol/ml - q = 1.615 p > 0.05). The volunteers from G4 (CG) and G3 (SMH/SLGV/AI) showed significantly greater levels of NO production by monocytes as compared to those from G1 (SMH) - (q = 5.837 p < 0.01, and q = 4.285 p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Collectively, the results point to a restoration of NO normal production by monocytes in SHM patients who underwent medical and surgical treatments, especially in those who had received auto implantation of spleen tissue in the major omentum after splenectomy and ligature of the left gastric vein. The data gives further support to the hypothesis that this additional procedure is important in the restoration of the immune response of these patients, since NO synthesis by the monocytes correlates with protective immunity against infection; thus, protecting them against overwhelming post splenectomy infection.
Characterization of Protective Immune Responses Induced by Pneumococcal Surface Protein A in Fusion with Pneumolysin Derivatives
Cibelly Goulart, Thais Raquel da Silva, Dunia Rodriguez, Walter Rodrigo Politano, Luciana C. C. Leite, Michelle Darrieux
PLOS ONE , 2013, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059605
Abstract: Pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) and Pneumolysin derivatives (Pds) are important vaccine candidates, which can confer protection in different models of pneumococcal infection. Furthermore, the combination of these two proteins was able to increase protection against pneumococcal sepsis in mice. The present study investigated the potential of hybrid proteins generated by genetic fusion of PspA fragments to Pds to increase cross-protection against fatal pneumococcal infection. Pneumolisoids were fused to the N-terminus of clade 1 or clade 2 pspA gene fragments. Mouse immunization with the fusion proteins induced high levels of antibodies against PspA and Pds, able to bind to intact pneumococci expressing a homologous PspA with the same intensity as antibodies to rPspA alone or the co-administered proteins. However, when antibody binding to pneumococci with heterologous PspAs was examined, antisera to the PspA-Pds fusion molecules showed stronger antibody binding and C3 deposition than antisera to co-administered proteins. In agreement with these results, antisera against the hybrid proteins were more effective in promoting the phagocytosis of bacteria bearing heterologous PspAs in vitro, leading to a significant reduction in the number of bacteria when compared to co-administered proteins. The respective antisera were also capable of neutralizing the lytic activity of Pneumolysin on sheep red blood cells. Finally, mice immunized with fusion proteins were protected against fatal challenge with pneumococcal strains expressing heterologous PspAs. Taken together, the results suggest that PspA-Pd fusion proteins comprise a promising vaccine strategy, able to increase the immune response mediated by cross-reactive antibodies and complement deposition to heterologous strains, and to confer protection against fatal challenge.
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