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Global Functional Performance and Caregiver Assistance in Autism and Asperger Syndrome  [PDF]
Michele Gea Guimar?es Pozzato, Thais Soares Cianciarullo Minett, Marcelo Rodrigues Masruha, Luiz Celso Pereira Vilanova
Neuroscience & Medicine (NM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/nm.2014.51007

Autism and Asperger’s syndrome belong to a family of neuro-developmental disorders called Pervasive Development Disorders. The aims of this study were to 1) quantify the overall functional performance and need for caregiver assistance in autism (A) and Asperger’s syndrome (AS), 2) compare the findings between groups and to normative data from Brazilian children. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out involving 52 children between three and eight years of age diagnosed with either A (n = 26) or SA (n = 26). The Brazilian version of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory was administered. Results: The children with A and AS achieved significantly lower scores than that expected for normality. The children with AS had a significantly better social function than that the children with A had. However, those with A achieved significantly better scores than those with AS on activities related to self-care and mobility, requiring less assistance. Conclusion: While patients with AS are better at social interaction than typical autistic children, they exhibit greater deficits with regard to basic tasks, such as self-care and mobility, requiring greater assistance than children with A.

Prognostic factors predicting a fatal outcome in HIV-negative children with neurotuberculosis
Rodrigues, Murilo Gimenes;Lin, Jaime;Masruha, Marcelo Rodrigues;Vilanova, Luiz Celso Pereira;Minett, Thais Soares Cianciarullo;
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2010000500015
Abstract: objective: to identify prognostic factors predicting a fatal outcome in hiv-negative children with neurotuberculosis based on clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory findings. method: the clinical records of all in-patients diagnosed with neurotuberculosis from 1982 to 2005 were evaluated retrospectively. the following prognostic parameters were examined: gender, age, close contact with a tuberculosis-infected individual, vaccination for bacillus calmette-guérin, purified protein derivative (ppd) of tuberculin results, concomitant miliary tuberculosis, seizures, csf results, and hydrocephalus. results: one hundred forty-one patients diagnosed with neurotuberculosis were included. seventeen percent of the cases resulted in death. the factors that were correlated with a negative outcome included lack of contact with a tuberculosis-infected individual, negative ppd reaction, coma, and longer hospitalisation time. a multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to identify which of these factors most often resulted in death. conclusion: coma at diagnosis, lack of tuberculosis contact, and a non-reactive ppd were the most important predictors of fatality in patients with neurotuberculosis
Performance of normal adults on Rey Auditory Learning Test: a pilot study
Teruya, Leila Cardoso;Ortiz, Karin Zazo;Minett, Thaís Soares Cianciarullo;
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria , 2009, DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2009000200010
Abstract: the present study aimed to assess the performance of healthy brazilian adults on the rey auditory verbal learning test (ravlt), a test devised for assessing memory, and to investigate the influence of the variables age, sex and education on the performance obtained, and finally to suggest scores which may be adopted for assessing memory with this instrument. the performance of 130 individuals, subdivided into groups according to age and education, was assessed. overall performance decreased with age. schooling presented a strong and positive relationship with scores on all subitems analyzed except learning, for which no influence was found. mean scores of subitems analyzed did not differ significantly between men and women, except for the delayed recall subitem. this manuscript describes ravlt scores according to age and education. in summary, this is a pilot study that presents a profile of brazilian adults on a1, a7, recognition and lot subitem.
Manifesta??es da apraxia de fala na doen?a de Alzheimer
Cera, Maysa Luchesi;Ortiz, Karin Zazo;Bertolucci, Paulo Henrique Ferreira;Minett, Thaís Soares Cianciarullo;
Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia , 2011, DOI: 10.1590/S1516-80342011000300016
Abstract: purpose: to identify praxic speech manifestations in patients diagnosed with different stages of alzheimer's disease, and to verify similarities among their occurrences. methods: participants were 90 patients with alzheimer's, 30 in each stage of the disease (mild, moderate and severe), who were assessed using the following instruments: clinical dementia rating (cdr), mini-mental state examination (mmse), lawton instrumental activities of daily living, and the assessment protocol of verbal and orofacial apraxia. sixty six female subjects and 24 male subjects were assessed; mean age was 80.2±7.2 years, and mean level of education was 4.2±3.5 years. results: in the mild stage, the proportions of trial-and-error, repetition and addition were similar, as well as omission, substitution and self-correction. in the moderate stage, the following items were similar: trial-and-error and repetition, substitution, omission and addition, and self-correction. in the severe stage, all manifestations were similar, except addition. the error type addition differentiated the patients regarding the stages of the disease. conclusion: patients in the three stages of alzheimer's disease showed distinct patterns of verbal praxic manifestations.
Avalia??o de dois esquemas de monitoriza??o domiciliar em pacientes com diabetes mellitus do tipo 1
Grossi, Sonia Aurora Alves;Cianciarullo, Tamara Iwanow;Della Manna, Thais;
Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP , 2002, DOI: 10.1590/S0080-62342002000400004
Abstract: the goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two monitoring schemes(blood and urine) in the metabolic control of type l diabetic patients, in biweekly therapeutic adjustments, along 6 months of participation in the educational groups. a sample of 34 patients was divided in two groups. the interventions proposed to group a were daily blood glucose monitoring, during three consecutive days for each period (before breakfast, before lunch, before dinner and before bed) and biweekly in the dawn. for the other group b was proposed daily urine glucose monitoring, during three consecutive days for each period (before breakfast, before lunch, before dinner and before bed). these schemes were used to construct glycemic profile and to determine the therapeutic adjustments. the results evidenced that there was no significant statistical difference in the metabolic control after proposed intervention in each group. in spite of this, the monitoring facilitated the educacional process and the considerations about the use of more intensive monitoring schemes.
Louis Agassiz e seu discurso racial
Thais Gonsales Soares
Revista Tecer , 2011,
Abstract: A quest o principal a ser analisada aqui é o discurso sobre ra as veiculado pelo viajante e naturalista Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz no livro Viagem ao Brasil: 1865-1866, escrito durante sua expedi o científica pelo território brasileiro. Ser o abordados ainda os problemas da mistura racial propostos pelo viajante, além de uma breve exposi o sobre alguns interesses políticos norte-americanos do momento.
Tumor neuroectodérmico primitivo supratentorial: estudo de quatro casos
Cianciarullo, Thais S.;Neves, Beatrice Maria J.;Stávale, Jo?o N.;
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria , 1994, DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X1994000300017
Abstract: the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical features of four cases of primitive neuroectodermal tumors of the central nervous system were investigated. three patients died. all cases showed vimentin-positive cells with the morphology of neoplastic cells and one case showed glial fibrillary acidic protein, neuron-specific enolase and neurofilament protein-positive cell. the present study indicates that this group of tumors have bad prognostics and may show immunocytochemical features indicating glial and/or neuronal differentiation.
Estimating the Energy Consumption Impact of Casual Carpooling
Paul Minett,John Pearce
Energies , 2011, DOI: 10.3390/en4010126
Abstract: Some of the transportation energy consumed during peak commuter periods is wasted through slow running in congested traffic. Strategies to increase average vehicle occupancy (and reduce vehicle counts and congestion) could be expected to be at the forefront of energy conservation policies. Casual carpooling (also called “slugging”) is a system of carpooling without trip-by-trip pre-arrangement. It operates in three US cities, and has been suggested in New Zealand as a strategy for managing transportation challenges when oil prices rise. The objective of the paper is to find out if casual carpooling reduces energy consumption, and if so, how much. Energy consumption by single occupant vehicles; casual carpool vehicles; and a mix of buses and single occupant vehicles; are estimated and compared, and the impact on the rest of the traffic is calculated. The paper estimates that casual carpooling in San Francisco is conserving in the order of 1.7 to 3.5 million liters of gasoline per year, or 200-400 liters for each participant, much of which comes from the impact on the rest of the traffic. The paper concludes by calling for applied research to discover how to catalyze casual carpooling in other cities as a means of reducing transportation energy consumption.
Aspects of gene regulation in the diploid and tetraploid Odontophrynus americanus (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae)
Cianciarullo, Aurora M.;Naoum, Paulo C.;Bertho, álvaro L.;Kobashi, Leonardo S.;Be?ak, Willy;Soares, Maurilio J.;
Genetics and Molecular Biology , 2000, DOI: 10.1590/S1415-47572000000200020
Abstract: erythropoietic and hemoglobin dna transcriptional activities were analyzed in the diploid and the tetraploid odontophrynus americanus. flow cytometric analyses of dna, rna and mitochondrial contents showed increased genic activity in both diploid and tetraploid animals during erythropoiesis in vivo elicited by pretreatment phenylhydrazine. generally, higher values were seen in immature tetraploid erythroid cells. on the 10th day of recovery from anemia, large amounts of messenger rna were found in both specimens. based on the mitochondrial content, the tetraploid cells had more intense energy metabolism than the diploid cells. diploid o. americanus had about three times more erythroid cells than tetraploid specimens, indicating that there were differences in the regulatory mechanisms of erythroid cells. hematological parameters showed that tetraploid cells had 30% more hemoglobin than the diploid, suggesting a regulatory mechanism of hemoglobin synthesis at the transcriptional level. cytoplasmic inclusions resembling heinz bodies were found in both types of cells. in the tetraploid cells they were previously found associated with rna or rnp, suggesting that other regulatory system which controls the accumulation of nontranslated rna transcribed in excess must be present. these differences at the physiological and molecular levels during erythropoiesis reinforce the hypothesis that speciation is occurring between diploid and tetraploid o. americanus.
Determination of sulfur in diesel using ATR/FTIR and multivariate calibration
Soares, Itania Pinheiro;Rezende, Thais F.;Fortes, Isabel Cristina P.;
Eclética Química , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0100-46702010000200008
Abstract: the aim of this present work was to provide a more fast, simple and less expensive to analyze sulfur content in diesel samples than by the standard methods currently used. thus, samples of diesel fuel with sulfur concentrations varying from 400 and 2500 mgkg-1 were analyzed by two methodologies: x-ray fluorescence, according to astm d4294 and by fourier transform infrared spectrometry (ftir). the spectral data obtained from ftir were used to build multivariate calibration models by partial least squares (pls). four models were built in three different ways: 1) a model using the full spectra (665 to 4000 cm-1), 2) two models using some specific spectrum regions and 3) a model with variable selected by classic method of variable selection stepwise. the model obtained by variable selection stepwise and the model built with region spectra between 665 and 856 cm-1 and 1145 and 2717 cm-1 showed better results in the determination of sulfur content.
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