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C R Vieira, C Waichert, K A Williams, J P Pitts
Given the global biodiversity crisis, it is crucial to identify methods best suited for conducting inventories. We evaluated the relative merits of Malaise traps (MT) and ground-level yellow pan traps (YPT) to sample male velvet ants (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) in a Neotropical savanna biodiversity hotspot. We compared richness, number of captures, evenness, composition, and body size of male velvet ants (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) sampled with both methods in four sites at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, central Brazil, during 19 d...
April 1, 2017: Environmental Entomology
G Zanardi, A Caminiti, G Delle Donne, P Moroni, A Santi, G Galletti, M Tamba, G Bolzoni, L Bertocchi
For more than 30 yr, a control plan for Streptococcus agalactiae and Staphylococcus aureus has been carried out in more than 1,500 dairy herds of the province of Brescia (northern Italy). From 2010 to 2011, the apparent prevalence of Strep. agalactiae has been relatively stable around 10%, but the apparent prevalence of Staph. aureus has been greater than 40% with an increasing trend. The aim of this paper was to estimate and compare the diagnostic accuracy of 3 assays for the detection of Strep. agalactiae and Staph...
September 2014: Journal of Dairy Science
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March 8, 1947: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
J V Torregrosa, I Félez, D Fuster
For patients with chronic renal failure who develop secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), imaging techniques can be useful, especially to evaluate the location, size and functional status of parathyroid glands. This review analyzes all available imaging procedures in the context of SHPT. We evaluate: 1) Cervical ultrasound (B-mode, Doppler, colour-Doppler and power-Doppler), 2) Scintigraphic studies (Tallium, 99mTc-MIBI and 99mTc-tetrofosmin), including non-standard image acquisition techniques (Pinhole, SPECT), 3) Positron emission tomography (PET), 4) Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 5) hybrid scanners (SPECT/CT and PET/CT)...
2010: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Yasuto Uchida, Shuji Nanjo, Shinichiro Fujimoto, Shohei Yamashina, Kenji Wagatsma, Hajime Nakano, Junichi Yamazaki
BACKGROUND: Although there are many reports on Ampulla Cardiomyopathy, its etiologic mechanisms are not well known. AIM: Etiology of Ampulla Cardiomyopathy was investigated by myocardial scintigraphy with various nuclear tracers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In nine patients with Ampulla Cardiomyopathy, myocardial scintigraphy was performed at acute, subacute and chronic phases. Total defect score (TDS) of tallium-201 (Tl) or technetrium-99m sestamibi (MIBI) myocardial perfusion and iodine-123-beta-methyl-p-iodophenyl penta-decanoic acid (BMIPP) scintigraphies was calculated...
April 2008: Journal of Cardiology
Salvatore Azzarelli, Alfredo R Galassi, Francesco Amico, Michele Giacoppo, Vincenzo Argentino, Antonio Fiscella
We describe a case of a 70-year-old woman who developed chest pain and shortness of breath not related to a stress. The patient, with history of hypertension, presented T-wave inversion and prolonged QTc interval at admission electrocardiogram, peak troponin I level was normal, and no signs of myocarditis were found. Angiography demonstrated the "apical ballooning" without any obstructive coronary artery disease; on pullback of the pigtail catheter from the left ventricular apex to the basal tract, a 35 mm Hg gradient was observed...
October 1, 2007: International Journal of Cardiology
H Krukowski, A Lisowski, P Rózański, A Skórka
The aim of the study was to evaluate the occurrence of mycotic and protohecal mastitis in herds in south-eastern part of Poland. A total of 3091 milk samples from udder quarters with clinical and subclinical mastitis from 29 dairy herds was investigated in this survey. Milk samples were plated as soon as possible on blood agar (BA), Mac Conkey agar, aesculin-tallium acetate-crystal violet agar, and Sabouraud agar. A hundred and thirty one yeast (4.23%) and eleven Protoheca zopfii (0.35%) strains were isolated from cows with clinical and subclinical mastitis...
2006: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
Milica Cizmić, Goran Kronja, Boris Ajdinović, Dragan Pucar
BACKGROUND/AIM: The perfusion of tissue, especially the muscles of the lower limbs (LL), implies the blood flow that carries enough nutrition, energy materials and oxygen. The aim of this study was to determine whether the decreased Doppler sonography parameters, resistence index (RI), and pulsatility index (PI) were significant as indicatiors of irreversible ischemia of LL. METHODS: In 40 patients (mean age 66 +/- 14.9 years, 21% women and 79% men) with the signs of critical ischemia of LL, Lariche-Fontaine class III and IV, we performed contrast angiography of the LL arteries, and perfusion scintigraphy of LL using, thallium-201, while we performed Doppler sonography to determine resistance index (RI), as well as pulsatility index (PI)...
July 2006: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
Satoshi Kurisu, Ichiro Inoue, Takuji Kawagoe, Masaharu Ishihara, Yuji Shimatani, Kenji Nishioka, Takashi Umemura, Suji Nakamura, Masashi Yoshida, Hikaru Sato
OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess myocardial perfusion and metabolism in patients with peculiar transient asynergy, which consisted of basal normokinesia and apical akinesia of the left ventricle (LV) at the same time. BACKGROUND: This asynergy has been widely called "tako-tsubo-like LV dysfunction" in Japan, but little is known about its pathophysiology. METHODS: We performed rest tallium-201 ((201)Tl) and iodine-123-beta-methyl-p-iodophenyl penta-decanoic acid ((123)I-BMIPP) dual-isotope myocardial single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in 14 patients with tako-tsubo-like LV dysfunction...
March 5, 2003: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Erick Alexanderson Rosas
The goal of myocardial viability assessment is to differentiate, prospectively, patients with potentially reversible from irreversible left ventricular dysfunction. Ideally, this information should be used to guide therapeutic decisions for revascularization. Therapeutic interventions that improve non functioning but viable myocardial regions may improve significantly global left ventricular function as well as impact left ventricular dysfunction, in which revascularization entails high perioperative morbidity and mortality...
January 2002: Archivos de Cardiología de México
H Krukowski, M Tietze, T Majewski, P Rózański
The purpose of this study was to isolate fungi from the quarter milk of cow udders in 9 dairy farms. The samples were collected between May 1996 and April 2000 in the Lublin region. Six hundred and four milk samples collected from the quarters of 172 cows with clinical and subclinical mastitis were examined. Milk samples were plated as soon as possible on blood agar (BA), Mac Conkey agar, aesculin-tallium acetate-crystal violet blood agar, and Sabouraud agar with chloramphenicol and gentamicin. Fifty eight (9...
2001: Mycopathologia
E Drakopoulou, K Uray, G Mezö, M R Price, C Vita, F Hudecz
We synthesized and characterized new chimera peptides by inserting an epitope of the mucin 1 glycoprotein (MUC1) as a 'guest' sequence in the 'host' structure of alpha-conotoxin GI, a 13-residue peptide (ECCNPACGRHYSC) isolated from the venom of Conus geographus. The Pro-Asp-Thr-Arg (PDTR) sequence of MUC1 selected for these studies is highly hydrophilic and adopts a beta-turn conformation. The alpha-conotoxin GI also contains a beta-turn in the 8-12 region, which is stabilized by two disulphide bridges in positions 2-7 and 3-13...
April 2000: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
E Ishimura, T Okamura, H Masaki, Y Hiura, T Kawagishi, M Inaba, Y Nishizawa, H Ochi, H Morii
We report herein a case of amyloid goiter associated with rheumatoid arthritis in which hypothyroidism was observed. A 52-year-old housewife who had suffeed from rheumatoid arthritis for 15 years was referred to our hospital because of general fatigue. On admission, a large goiter was observed. Laboratory data showed primary hypothyroidism. Renal biopsy and gastric mucosa biopsy showed amyloid deposition of AA-type. Thyroid biopsy showed massive amyloid involvement. Although the findings of iodine-123 scintigraphy, technetium-99m pertechnetate scintigraphy, computed tomography and magnetic resonance image studies were similar to those for goiter associated with chronic thyroiditis, tallium-201 chloride scintigraphy gave a differing result, demonstrating absent uptake at 3 hours in this case...
January 1996: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
R De Paulis, G Bognolo, F Tomai, C Bassano, M Tracey, L Chiariello
A 59-year-old white man underwent multiple coronary artery bypass grafts (CABGs) on an emergency basis for severe stenosis of the left main, and occlusion of the right coronary, artery. One month after operation recurrence of angina prompted a new diagnostic evaluation. Occlusion of the grafts was detected at angiography. Accurate hematological screening before reoperation showed decreased levels of protein S. One year after his second operation, the patient is asymptomatic on oral anticoagulant therapy. Tallium-201 scintigraphy shows normal myocardial perfusion...
1996: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
C Martín Luengo, A Arribas Jiménez, P Pabón Osuna, A Sáez Jiménez, I Santos Rodríguez, F Nieto Ballestero, J Rodríguez Collado
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a clinical and anatomofunctional entity that determines a series of hemodynamic consequences closely related to sintomatology. Left ventricular hypertrophic, subaortic stenosis, diastolic dysfunction and myocardial ischemia are the different pathophysiology mechanisms that generate similar clinical manifestations. Sintomatology defines two groups of patients with different profiles and clinical management. Ventricular arrhythmias are not uncommon and the forms that imply a darkest prognosis are supported symptomatic ventricular tachycardia and the induced ventricular tachycardia in patients that have suffered a cardiac arrest or have had syncopes...
June 1996: Revista Española de Cardiología
O Courant, E Letessier, M G Moutel, A Hamy, J Paineau, J Visset
Between 1978 and 1990, 68 patients, operated on for secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT), received a forearm intramuscular free autologous parathyroid graft (37 women and 31 men--mean age: 43 +/- 16 years). The transplantation (Wells technique) was performed in the same time as the total parathyroidectomy and the remaining parathyroid material after surgical resection was cryopreserved. The results were evaluated in term of clinical and/or radiological and/or biological response respectively 3 or 5.5 years later, depending of the realisation of a renal transplantation (n = 27) or not...
August 1993: Journal de Chirurgie
L Pastor Torres, A Sáenz de Tejada Morales, J R Seco Vasco, I Sáinz Hidalgo, R Vázquez García
We present a case of accidental electrocution in a 62-years-old male. After the accident he referred a non-specific thoracic pain that disappeared in a week, remaining asymptomatic since then. On the other hand, he shows a permanent electrocardiographic pattern of anterolateral subepicardial ischaemia. Myocardial function revealed by echocardiography and pertechnectate gammagraphy, showed an early primary damage, with a posterior slow tendency to recovery. Exercise treadmill test and Tallium-Dipyridamole test were normal, so an ischaemic background could be rejected in this case...
January 1995: Revista Española de Cardiología
P Arva, C Müller, O Müller
The prevalence of silent ischemia is reported to be 1.5-2.5% in middle-aged men. We have calculated the incidence of silent ischemia in a low-risk population consisting of all Norwegian male pilots. During the period from January 1983 to May 1988 54 pathological exercise-ECG were found among 3,430 recordings made on 3,800 individuals. The risk estimate for coronary artery disease was calculated on the basis of clinical history and findings, exercise-ECG, tallium myocardial scintigraphy and measure of the ejection fraction by technetium scintigraphy by means of conditional probability analysis...
September 30, 1989: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
R Ferreira, A Araújo, G Cantinho, R de Lima, B B da Costa, F Pais, P Monteiro, J Cravino, F Godinho, C Ribeiro
A patient admitted in a Coronary Care Unit with an acute anterior myocardial infarction, is presented. He had initially normal left ventricular function and, on the 11th day he had, suddenly, an acute pulmonary edema. The reason for this episode was detected through imaging techniques--echocardiography and isotopic studies, and consisted on infarct expansion with early evolution for apical aneurysm. Contrast angiography confirmed the presence of a huge aneurysm and two vessels disease. Tallium Scintigraphy showed reversible ischemia beyond necrotic areas...
January 1989: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
A M Shamshinova, T A Ivanina, A A Yakovlev, L P Shabalina, V S Spiridonova
Appearance of dystrophic alterations in the retina was carried out by administering 0.2 ml 12 mM of tallium chloride solution into the vitreous humour of 9 rabbits. Electroretinographic examination revealed a decline in the b wave either decreasing 2-3 times or entirely disappearing as early as on day 2 after the administration of tallium chloride. Electron microscopic investigation suggested that photoreceptors of the retina were initial by involved in the pathological process. Namely, the external segments of the photoreceptors were found to be reduced, indicating impairment of the formation of photoreceptor disks, which is known to proceed continuously under normal conditions...
1990: Journal of Hygiene, Epidemiology, Microbiology, and Immunology
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