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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799976/effect-of-gene-gene-and-gene-environment-interactions-associated-with-antituberculosis-drug-induced-hepatotoxicity
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Julián G Chamorro, Jorge P Castagnino, Omar Aidar, Rosa M Musella, Ana Frías, Mabel Visca, Mabel Nogueras, Lucas Costa, Alessandro Perez, Fabio Caradonna, Gabriela F de Larrañaga
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the association between environmental factors and genetic variations in enzymes that metabolize antituberculosis (anti-TB) drugs [arylamine N-acetyltransferase 2, cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1), glutathione S-transferase theta 1 (GSTT1), and glutathione S-transferase mu 1] with antituberculosis drug-induced hepatotoxicity (ATDH). We also investigated the potential gene-gene and gene-environment interactions as well as their association with ATDH development in a population of hospitalized TB patients from Buenos Aires...
August 9, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796309/formulation-characterization-and-stability-assessment-of-a-food-derived-tripeptide-leucine-lysine-proline-loaded-chitosan-nanoparticles
#2
Minna K Danish, Giuliana Vozza, Hugh J Byrne, Jesus M Frias, Sinéad M Ryan
The chicken- or fish-derived tripeptide, leucine-lysine-proline (LKP), inhibits the angiotensin converting enzyme and may be used as an alternative treatment for prehypertension. However, it has low permeation across the small intestine. The formulation of LKP into a nanoparticle (NP) has the potential to address this issue. LKP-loaded NPs were produced using an ionotropic gelation technique, using chitosan (CL113). Following optimization of unloaded NPs, a mixture amount design was constructed using variable concentration of CL113 and tripolyphosphate at a fixed LKP concentration...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791306/therapeutic-potential-of-epigallocatechin-gallate-nanodelivery-systems
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REVIEW
Andreia Granja, Iúri Frias, Ana Rute Neves, Marina Pinheiro, Salette Reis
Nowadays, the society is facing a large health problem with the rising of new diseases, including cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and obesity. Thus, it is important to invest in substances that enhance the health of the population. In this context, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a flavonoid found in many plants, especially in tea. Several studies support the notion that EGCG has several benefits in fighting cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, and obesity, among others. Nevertheless, the poor intestinal absorbance and instability of EGCG constitute the main drawback to use this molecule in prevention and therapy...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782970/review-of-cold-war-freud-psychiatry-in-communist-europe-and-psiquiatr%C3%A3-a-psico%C3%A3-nalisis-y-cultura-comunista-batallas-ideol%C3%A3-gicas-en-la-guerra-fria-psychiatry-psychoanalysis-and-communist-culture-ideological-battles-in-the-cold-war
#4
Marco Innamorati
Reviews the books, Cold War Freud by D. Herzog (2016), Psychiatry in Communist Europe edited by M. Savelli and S. Marks (2015), and Psiquiatría, Psicoánalisis y Cultura Comunista: Batallas Ideológicas en la Guerra Fria [Psychiatry, psychoanalysis and communist culture: Ideological battles in the Cold War] by H. Vezzetti. On the whole, the three books show how the Cold War influenced, in various ways, psychiatric and psychotherapeutic cultures. Beyond the Iron Curtain, as one can perceive from the book edited by Savelli and Marks (2015), politics explicitly set the agenda for the psychological sciences, using them even to invent ad hoc nosologies, useful for purposes related to power...
August 2017: History of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768173/the-sustained-effects-of-a-dual-gip-glp-1-receptor-agonist-nnc0090-2746-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#5
Juan Pablo Frias, Edward J Bastyr, Louis Vignati, Matthias H Tschöp, Christophe Schmitt, Klara Owen, Rune Haubo Christensen, Richard D DiMarchi
Unimolecular dual incretins derived from hybridized glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP) sequences have demonstrated synergistic reduction of adiposity in animal models and reductions of hyperglycemia in short-duration human trials. Here, we extend the characterization of NNC0090-2746 (also known as RG7697), a fatty-acylated dual agonist possessing in vitro balanced GIPR and GLP-1R agonism. In this 12-week, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind phase 2a trial, patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with metformin received 1...
August 1, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761963/photodynamic-therapy-influence-of-clinical-and-procedure-variables-on-treatment-response-in-basal-cell-carcinoma-and-bowen-disease
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Tamara Gracia-Cazaña, Marta Mascaraque, Nerea Salazar, Jesús Vera-Álvarez, María Pilar Frías, Salvador González, Ángeles Juarranz, Yolanda Gilaberte
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753556/inflammation-and-stem-markers-association-to-pim1-pim2-kinase-induced-tumors-in-breast-and-uterus
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Manuel-Pedro Jiménez-García, Antonio Lucena-Cacace, María-José Robles-Frías, Irene Ferrer, Maja Narlik-Grassow, Carmen Blanco-Aparicio, Amancio Carnero
The PIM family of Ser/Thr kinase proteins has been implicated in tumorigenesis at different levels. PIM proteins are overexpressed in several tumor types and have been associated with chemoresistance. However, their role in hormone-dependent female tissues has not been explored, especially in the uterus, breast and ovary. We generated conditional transgenic mice with confined expression of human PIM1 or PIM2 genes in these tissues. We characterized the tumoral response to these genetic alterations corroborating their role as oncogenes since they induce hyperproliferation in all tissues and tumors in mammary gland and uterus...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753431/project-drive-a-compendium-of-cancer-dependencies-and-synthetic-lethal-relationships-uncovered-by-large-scale-deep-rnai-screening
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E Robert McDonald, Antoine de Weck, Michael R Schlabach, Eric Billy, Konstantinos J Mavrakis, Gregory R Hoffman, Dhiren Belur, Deborah Castelletti, Elizabeth Frias, Kalyani Gampa, Javad Golji, Iris Kao, Li Li, Philippe Megel, Thomas A Perkins, Nadire Ramadan, David A Ruddy, Serena J Silver, Sosathya Sovath, Mark Stump, Odile Weber, Roland Widmer, Jianjun Yu, Kristine Yu, Yingzi Yue, Dorothee Abramowski, Elizabeth Ackley, Rosemary Barrett, Joel Berger, Julie L Bernard, Rebecca Billig, Saskia M Brachmann, Frank Buxton, Roger Caothien, Justina X Caushi, Franklin S Chung, Marta Cortés-Cros, Rosalie S deBeaumont, Clara Delaunay, Aurore Desplat, William Duong, Donald A Dwoske, Richard S Eldridge, Ali Farsidjani, Fei Feng, JiaJia Feng, Daisy Flemming, William Forrester, Giorgio G Galli, Zhenhai Gao, François Gauter, Veronica Gibaja, Kristy Haas, Marc Hattenberger, Tami Hood, Kristen E Hurov, Zainab Jagani, Mathias Jenal, Jennifer A Johnson, Michael D Jones, Avnish Kapoor, Joshua Korn, Jilin Liu, Qiumei Liu, Shumei Liu, Yue Liu, Alice T Loo, Kaitlin J Macchi, Typhaine Martin, Gregory McAllister, Amandine Meyer, Sandra Mollé, Raymond A Pagliarini, Tanushree Phadke, Brian Repko, Tanja Schouwey, Frances Shanahan, Qiong Shen, Christelle Stamm, Christine Stephan, Volker M Stucke, Ralph Tiedt, Malini Varadarajan, Kavitha Venkatesan, Alberto C Vitari, Marco Wallroth, Jan Weiler, Jing Zhang, Craig Mickanin, Vic E Myer, Jeffery A Porter, Albert Lai, Hans Bitter, Emma Lees, Nicholas Keen, Audrey Kauffmann, Frank Stegmeier, Francesco Hofmann, Tobias Schmelzle, William R Sellers
Elucidation of the mutational landscape of human cancer has progressed rapidly and been accompanied by the development of therapeutics targeting mutant oncogenes. However, a comprehensive mapping of cancer dependencies has lagged behind and the discovery of therapeutic targets for counteracting tumor suppressor gene loss is needed. To identify vulnerabilities relevant to specific cancer subtypes, we conducted a large-scale RNAi screen in which viability effects of mRNA knockdown were assessed for 7,837 genes using an average of 20 shRNAs per gene in 398 cancer cell lines...
July 27, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752445/laboratory-diagnosis-by-genotyping
#9
Irene Belmonte, Luciana Montoto, Francisco Rodríguez-Frías
Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) genotyping is useful to confirm the clinical diagnosis of AAT deficiency and determine the specific allelic variant. Genotyping is the reference standard procedure for identifying rare allelic variants and characterizing new variants. It is also useful when there is a discrepancy between the patients' AAT levels and their phenotypes. AAT genotype is determined by an allele-specific genotyping assay for the S, Z, and Mmalton variants and by exome sequencing.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740836/mycotic-aneurysm-with-aortoduodenal-fistula
#10
REVIEW
Bruno Kusznir Vitturi, Amanda Frias, Raphael Sementilli, Marcelo de Castro Jorge Racy, Roberto Augusto Caffaro, Geanete Pozzan
Firstly described in the 19th century by Sir William Osler, the mycotic aneurysm (MA) is a rare entity characterized by an abnormal arterial dilation, which is potentially fatal, and is associated with the infection of the vascular wall. Elderly patients are mostly involved, especially when risk factors like chronic diseases, immunosuppression, neoplasia, and arterial manipulation are associated. The authors report the case of a young male patient diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm of infectious origin in the presence of repeated negative blood cultures...
April 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735721/-the-first-moments-of-the-carer-the-process-of-becoming-a-caregiver-of-a-dependent-elderly-relative
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Lourdes Moral-Fernández, Antonio Frías-Osuna, Sara Moreno-Cámara, Pedro A Palomino-Moral, Rafael Del-Pino-Casado
AIM: Describe the initial process through which people who imminently become caregivers of a dependent elderly relative. DESIGN: Qualitative study, for which its analysis has been directed by Grounded Theory principles. LOCATION: This study was conducted in the Health Districts of Jaén, during 2015 and 2016 at the community level. PARTICIPANTS AND/OR CONTEXTS: The recruitment was carried out by managers of the Health Centres of each Health District, who located the participants who met the inclusion criteria and invited them to participate in the study...
July 20, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700779/corneal-wound-repair-after-rose-bengal-and-green-light-crosslinking-clinical-and-histologic-study
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Patricia Gallego-Muñoz, Lucía Ibares-Frías, Elvira Lorenzo, Susana Marcos, Pablo Peréz-Merino, Nandor Bekesi, Irene E Kochevar, M Carmen Martínez-García
Purpose: To evaluate corneal wound healing after treatment with a new collagen crosslinking protocol using rose bengal dye and green light (RGX). Methods: One cornea of 20 New Zealand rabbits was de-epithelialized (DE) in an 8-mm diameter circle and, in another group (n = 25), the DE corneas were then stained with 0.1% rose bengal for 2 minutes and exposed to green light (532 nm) for 7 minutes (RGX). The contralateral eyes without treatment acted as controls. The animals were clinically followed including fluorescein staining and pachymetry...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698169/effectiveness-of-digital-medicines-to-improve-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-uncontrolled-hypertension-and-type-2-diabetes-prospective-open-label-cluster-randomized-pilot-clinical-trial
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Juan Frias, Naunihal Virdi, Praveen Raja, Yoona Kim, George Savage, Lars Osterberg
BACKGROUND: Hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus are major modifiable risk factors for cardiac, cerebrovascular, and kidney diseases. Reasons for poor disease control include nonadherence, lack of patient engagement, and therapeutic inertia. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact on clinic-measured blood pressure (BP) and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) using a digital medicine offering (DMO) that measures medication ingestion adherence, physical activity, and rest using digital medicines (medication taken with ingestible sensor), wearable sensor patches, and a mobile device app...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692394/using-an-emergency-department-syndromic-surveillance-system-to-evaluate-reporting-of-potential-rabies-exposures-illinois-2013-2015
#14
Kelley Bemis, Mabel Frias, Megan Toth Patel, Demian Christiansen
OBJECTIVES: Mandatory reporting of potential rabies exposures and initiation of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) allow local health authorities to monitor PEP administration for errors. Our objectives were to use an emergency department (ED) syndromic surveillance system to (1) estimate reporting compliance for exposure to rabies in suburban Cook County, Illinois, and (2) initiate interventions to improve reporting and reassess compliance. METHODS: We queried ED records from 45 acute care hospitals in Cook County and surrounding areas from January 1, 2013, through June 30, 2015, for chief complaints or discharge diagnoses pertaining to rabies, PEP, or contact with a wild mammal (eg, bat, raccoon, skunk, fox, or coyote)...
July 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688785/a-single-dose-of-the-novel-chimeric-subunit-vaccine-e2-cd154-confers-early-full-protection-against-classical-swine-fever-virus
#15
Marisela Suárez, Yusmel Sordo, Yanet Prieto, María P Rodríguez, Lídice Méndez, Elsa M Rodríguez, Alina Rodríguez-Mallon, Elianet Lorenzo, Elaine Santana, Nemecio González, Paula Naranjo, María Teresa Frías, Yamila Carpio, Mario Pablo Estrada
Classical swine fever is an economically important, highly contagious disease of swine worldwide. Subunit vaccines are a suitable alternative for the control of classical swine fever. However, such vaccines have as the main drawback the relatively long period of time required to induce a protective response, which hampers their use under outbreak conditions. In this work, a lentivirus-based gene delivery system is used to obtain a stable recombinant HEK 293 cell line for the expression of E2-CSFV antigen fused to porcine CD154 as immunostimulant molecule...
July 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661441/loss-of-bone-mineral-density-associated-with-age-in-male-rats-fed-on-sunflower-oil-is-avoided-by-virgin-olive-oil-intake-or-coenzyme-q-supplementation
#16
Alfonso Varela-López, Julio J Ochoa, José M Llamas-Elvira, Magdalena López-Frías, Elena Planells, Lorenza Speranza, Maurizio Battino, José L Quiles
The role of dietary fat unsaturation and the supplementation of coenzyme Q have been evaluated in relation to bone health. Male Wistar rats were maintained for 6 or 24 months on two diets varying in the fat source, namely virgin olive oil, rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, or sunflower oil, rich in n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Both dietary fats were supplemented or not with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Bone mineral density (BMD) was evaluated in the femur. Serum levels of osteocalcin, osteopontin, receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL), osteoprotegerin (OPG), adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) and parathyroid hormone (PTH), as well as urinary F₂-isoprostanes were measured...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653799/longitudinal-cognitive-trajectories-and-associated-clinical-variables-in-youth-with-bipolar-disorder
#17
Álvaro Frías, Daniel P Dickstein, John Merranko, Mary Kay Gill, Tina R Goldstein, Benjamin I Goldstein, Heather Hower, Shirley Yen, Danella M Hafeman, Fangzi Liao, Rasim Diler, David Axelson, Michael Strober, Jeffrey I Hunt, Neal D Ryan, Martin B Keller, Boris Birmaher
OBJECTIVE: There is substantial interest in delineating the course of cognitive functioning in bipolar (BP) youth. However, there are no longitudinal studies aimed at defining subgroups of BP youth based on their distinctive cognitive trajectories and their associated clinical variables. METHOD: Cognitive functioning was measured in 135 participants from the Course and Outcome of BP Youth (COBY) study using several subtests of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB)...
June 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652135/endocrine-disruption-of-phenanthrene-in-the-protogynous-dusky-grouper-epinephelus-marginatus-serranidae-perciformes
#18
Mariana Frias de Campos, Fabiana L Lo Nostro, Rodrigo H Da Cuña, Renata Guimarães Moreira
The dusky grouper Epinephelus marginatus is a protogynous hermaphrodite fish, that maintains high levels of plasma steroids as juveniles, as substrates for sex inversion. These fish are exposed to marine pollution from oil spills during cargo handling. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), such as phenanthrene (Phe), are the main crude oil components and are toxic to fish, acting as endocrine disruptors (ED). This is the first study that investigated impacts of Phe as an ED in E. marginatus juveniles. An in vivo sublethal exposure (96h) to Phe was carried out at two concentrations (0...
June 23, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651819/stigma-the-relevance-of-social-contact-in-mental-disorder
#19
Víctor M Frías, Joan R Fortuny, Sergio Guzmán, Pilar Santamaría, Montserrat Martínez, Víctor Pérez
INTRODUCTION: The stigma associated with mental illness is a health problem, discriminating and limiting the opportunities for sufferers. Social contact with people suffering a mental disorder is a strategy used to produce changes in population stereotypes. The aim of the study was to examine differences in the level of stigma in samples with social contact and the general population. METHOD: The study included two experiments. The first (n=42) included players in an open football league who played in a team with players with schizophrenia...
June 23, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648309/economic-burden-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-among-pediatric-patients-aged-3-months-to-19-years-in-the-philippines
#20
Bernadette A Tumanan-Mendoza, Victor L Mendoza, Melchor Victor G Frias, Dolores D Bonzon
OBJECTIVE: 1) To determine the hospitalization, follow-up and total costs, and the economic burden of community-acquired pneumonia among pediatric patients aged 3 months to <19 years of age; 2) To compare the estimated cost of hospitalization to the pneumonia case rate payments of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). METHODS: Using the societal perspective, both healthcare and non-healthcare costs were estimated. This was done through two tertiary private hospitals in the Philippines...
May 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
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