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Barbieri P.F.,Centro Universitario Adventista Of Sao Paulo Unasp | Barbieri P.F.,University of Campinas | Marques F.C.,University of Campinas
Advances in Materials Science and Engineering | Year: 2017

Amorphous carbon films can be prepared with a large variety of structure and have been used in a number of technological applications. Many of their properties have been determined, but very little is known concerning the effect of pressure on their properties. In this work we investigate the influence of pressure of graphite-like amorphous carbon films on the density of states (DOS) using X-ray Excited Auger Electron Spectroscopy (XAES) and the second derivate method of the XAES. The films were deposited by ion beam deposition and simultaneously bombarded with argon, which is responsible for the variation of the film stress, reaching extremely high values (4.5 GPa). Marked variations of the density of states of the pπ, pσ, sp, and s components were observed with increasing stress. © 2017 P. F. Barbieri and F. C. Marques.

Portes L.A.,Centro Universitario Adventista Of Sao Paulo Unasp | Bocalini D.S.,Nove de Julho University
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia | Year: 2013

Background: Few studies have analyzed the cardiac effects of exercise prior to coronary occlusion. Objective: To evaluate the effects of myocardial infarction in rats undergoing physical exercise. Methods: Female rats underwent swimming exercise or were kept sedentary for eight weeks and were randomized to coronary occlusion or sham surgery, in one of the following four groups: Sedentary (S), exercise (E), Sedentary myocardial infarction (SMI) and Exercise myocardial infarction (EMI). After six weeks, their biometrics, Doppler echocardiography, hemodynamics and myocardial mechanics were analyzed. Results: No cardioprotection was observed in EMI animals and there was no difference in infarct size (%LV) between EMI (38.50 ± 4.60%) and SMI (36.58 ± 4.11%). Water content of the lung (%) of SMI (80 ± 0.59) and EMI (80 ± 0.57) was higher than that of S (78 ± 0.15) and E (78 ± 0.57) groups. Left ventricular systolic pressure (mmHg) (S: 130 ± 5, E: 118 ± 8; SMI: 91 ± 3; EMI: 98 ± 3) and the first positive time derivative (mmHg) positive pressure (S: 8216 ± 385; E: 8437 ± 572; SMI: 4674 ± 455; EMI: 5080 ± 412) of S and E were higher than those of SMI and EMI. The transverse fractional shortening (%) of SMI (27 ± 2) and EMI (25 ± 2) were similar and lower than that of E (65 ± 2) and S (69 ± 2). The E/A ratio was higher in SMI (5.14 ± 0.61) and EMI (4.73 ± 0.57) compared to S (2.96 ± 0.24) and E (2.83 ± 0 21). In studies of isolated papillary muscle, depression of the contractile capacity observed was similar to that of SMI and EMI, and there was no change in myocardial stiffness. Conclusion: Previous training by swimming did not attenuate cardiac implications due to myocardial infarction.

Fielder D.,University of Alabama at Birmingham | Tanik U.J.,Texas A&M University-Commerce | Gattaz C.C.,State University of Maringa | Tanik M.,University of Alabama at Birmingham | Sobrinho F.,Centro Universitario Adventista Of Sao Paulo Unasp
Conference Proceedings - IEEE SOUTHEASTCON | Year: 2017

Advances in mobile healthcare delivery systems that are accessible from any location and at any time are converging towards a revolutionary paradigm shift for all stakeholders. This paradigm shift and heightened interest are due to a number of factors including the rising cost of healthcare, the cost of chronic illness, growth in the elderly population, desire for more home-based monitoring, and the availability of mobile technology and the associated advanced communication network infrastructure. This article evaluates the efficacy of using mobile technologies such as mobile phones, Zigbee, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), along with health and activity monitoring devices, to reshape the delivery of healthcare from a static, centralized approach, to a decentralized, dynamic, and mobile process. This research paper validates the important role these technologies can play in bending the healthcare cost curve in a positive direction while improving patient outcomes through customized alignment with the patient's lifestyle. © 2017 IEEE.

Borba C.,University of Sao Paulo | Borba C.,Centro Universitario Adventista Of Sao Paulo Unasp | Correa P.L.P.,University of Sao Paulo
Communications in Computer and Information Science | Year: 2015

This paper presents a study about the use of metadata standards for the area of Biodiversity Informatics. Species Distribution Modeling tools generated models that offer information about species distribution and allow scientists, researchers, environmentalists, companies and govern to make decisions to protect and preserve biodiversity. Studies reveal that this area require new technologies and this include the interoperability between models generated by Species Distribution Tools. To ensure interoperability, we present a schema that use metadata standards to generate XML archives that contain all information necessary to reuse models of species distribution. This paper is part of a major study that claims for the use of a metadata standards as a fundamental way to provide structured biodiversity information. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.

Quadros A.A.J.,Federal University of São Paulo | Quadros A.A.J.,Centro Universitario Adventista Of Sao Paulo Unasp | Conde M.T.R.P.,Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the Municipal Secretary Office of Health | Marin L.F.,Federal University of São Paulo | And 7 more authors.
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria | Year: 2012

Objective: To determine the frequency and clinical manifestations of patients with post-poliomyelitis syndrome (PPS) in a Brazilian division of neuromuscular disorders. Methods: A total of 167 patients with prior history of paralytic poliomyelitis was investigated for PPS, based on international diagnostic criteria. Other variables analyzed were: gender, race, age at poliomyelitis infection, age at PPS onset, and PPS symptoms. Results: One hundred and twenty-nine patients presented PPS, corresponding to 77.2% of the studied population. 62.8% were women and 37.2% were men. Mean age of patients with PPS at onset of PPS symptoms was 39.9±9.69 years. Their main clinical manifestations were: new weakness in the previously affected limbs (69%) and in the apparently not affected limbs (31%); joint pain (79.8%); fatigue (77.5%); muscle pain (76%); and cold intolerance (69.8%). Conclusions: Most patients of our sample presented PPS. In Brazil, PPS frequency and clinical features are quite similar to those of other countries.

Kumpel C.,Centro Universitario Adventista Of Sao Paulo Unasp | Porto E.F.,Centro Universitario Adventista Of Sao Paulo Unasp | Porto E.F.,Federal University of São Paulo | De Castro A.A.M.,Curso de Pos graduacao em Terapia Intensiva | And 8 more authors.
Revista Brasileira de Medicina | Year: 2010

Introduction: In Brazil, approximately one third of adults are smokers, to be 16.7 million men and 11.2 million women. dosn't especifics data concerning the population aged more than 65 years. Objectives of this study was to assess the prevalence of diseasesrelated in the elderly smokers with smok history more than 20 years/pack. Methods: Longitudinal study in which were evaluated 240 elderly smokers antendidos by SP-PSF, all individuals responded two questionnaires to obtain data regarding the state of health and another for assessing the degree of dependence on nicotine, and all underwent spirometry. Results: The cigarette industry has consumed more than pipe and cigarette litter (p = 0.0004). There was greater number of individuals with mild degree of dependence and that of moderate significance (p = 0,014 ep = 0,038), respectively. 57 had made examination of spirometry ever before. Among those evaluated, 74 individuals had a FEV1/FVC ratio lower than 07 and less than 90% of predicted. 228 individuals who had known illnesses related to the habit of smoking, previously diagnosed by your doctor, and a higher prevalence for hypertension (45.9%), followed by vascular diseases and lung(27.1%), heart disease (25.6%), cancer (17.5%) and other diseases (29.7%). © Copyright Moreira Jr. Editora.

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