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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922912/the-current-overuse-and-misuse-of-meta-analyses-on-sublingual-immunotherapy-the-case-of-grass-pollen-allergy
#1
Erminia Ridolo, Cristoforo Incorvaia, Bruna Luciana Gritti, Giovanni Passalacqua
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Meta-analysis provides the highest level of evidence-based efficacy of a medical treatment or intervention. Allergen immunotherapy in its two forms of subcutaneous immunotherapy and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is an effective treatment of respiratory allergy as shown by meta-analyses, but in recent years there has been an overflow of meta-analyses on SLIT, with contrasting results that may generate confusion among physicians. RECENT FINDINGS: It can be observed that flaws are often present in meta-analyses including: incorrect selection of trials, inappropriate use of evaluation parameters for the analysis, and unsuitable analyses...
December 5, 2016: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922763/antimicrobial-resistance-in-nontyphoidal-salmonella-isolated-from-human-and-poultry-related-samples-in-brazil-20-year-meta-analysis
#2
Daiane Voss-Rech, Luciana Potter, Clarissa Silveira Luiz Vaz, Daniela Isabel Brayer Pereira, Luís Antonio Sangioni, Águeda Castagna Vargas, Sônia de Avila Botton
Nontyphoidal Salmonella are one of the leading causes of foodborne diseases in the world. As poultry products are recognized as main sources of human salmonellosis, nontyphoidal Salmonella control has become a global issue for the poultry industry. The increasing antimicrobial resistance in poultry-related nontyphoidal Salmonella serovars is a global matter of concern. By monitoring the evolution of antimicrobial resistance, alternative treatments can be identified and possible restrictions in the treatment of systemic human salmonellosis foreseen...
December 6, 2016: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921148/metabolites-deciphering-the-molecular-language-between-dcs-and-their-environment
#3
REVIEW
Lucía Minarrieta, Peyman Ghorbani, Tim Sparwasser, Luciana Berod
Dendritic cells (DCs) determine the outcome of the immune response based on signals they receive from the environment. Presentation of antigen under various contexts can lead to activation and differentiation of T cells for immunity or dampening of immune responses by establishing tolerance, primarily through the priming of regulatory T cells. Infections, inflammation and normal cellular interactions shape DC responses through direct contact or via cytokine signaling. Although it is widely accepted that DCs sense microbial components through pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), increasing evidence advocates for the existence of a set of signals that can profoundly shape DC function via PRR-independent pathways...
December 5, 2016: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920084/caffeine-consumption-during-pregnancy-and-adhd-at-the-age-of-11%C3%A2-years-a-birth-cohort-study
#4
Bianca Del-Ponte, Iná S Santos, Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, Luciana Anselmi, Tiago N Munhoz, Alicia Matijasevich
OBJECTIVE: Studies evaluating caffeine intake during pregnancy and long-term outcomes, such as the child's neurobehaviour, are still scarce and their results are inconsistent. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between maternal consumption of caffeine during pregnancy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at the age of 11 years. METHODOLOGY: All children born in the city of Pelotas, Brazil, during the year 2004, were selected for a cohort study...
December 5, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917573/role-of-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-in-essential-hypertension-and-primary-aldosteronism
#5
Decio Armanini, Alessandra Andrisani, Guido Ambrosini, Luciana Bordin, Chiara Sabbadin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916273/identification-of-agnors-and-cytopathological-changes-in-oral-lichen-planus-lesions
#6
Stefânia Jeronimo Ferreira, Maria Ângela Naval Machado, Antônio Adilson Soares de Lima, Aline Cristina Batista Rodrigues Johann, Ana Maria Trindade Grégio, Luciana Reis Azevedo-Alanis
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate cytopathological changes in epithelial cells of the oral mucosa of patients with oral lichen planus (OLP) compared with patients without OLP. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Swabs were collected from the oral mucosa of 20 patients with OLP (case group) and 20 patients without OLP (control group) using liquid-based cytology. After Papanicolaou staining, the smears were characterized based on Papanicolaou classification and degree of maturation. Nuclear area (NA) measurements, cytoplasmic area (CA) measurements, and the NA/CA ratio were determined from 50 epithelial cells per slide...
December 1, 2016: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914747/sporothrix-schenckii-sensu-lato-identification-in-fragments-of-skin-lesion-cultured-in-nnn-medium-for-differential-diagnosis-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
#7
Liliane de Fátima Antonio, Maria Inês Fernandes Pimentel, Marcelo Rosandiski Lyra, Maria de Fátima Madeira, Luciana de Freitas Campos Miranda, Rodrigo Almeida Paes, Fábio Brito-Santos, Maria Helena Galdino Figueredo Carvalho, Armando de Oliveira Schubach
Eighty-nine patients with clinical suspicion of leishmaniasis were referred for differential diagnosis. Sporothrix schenckii sensu lato was isolated in Novy-MacNeal-Nicolle + Schneider media in 98% of 64 patients with final diagnosis of sporotrichosis. This medium may be suitable for diagnosis of sporotrichosis in areas where cutaneous leishmaniasis is also endemic.
November 15, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914098/cryotherapy-for-localized-juvenile-spongiotic-gingival-hyperplasia-preliminary-findings-on-two-cases
#8
Vinícius Krieger Costa Nogueira, Darcy Fernandes, Cláudia Maria Navarro, Elisa Maria Aparecida Giro, Luciana Yamamoto de Almeida, Jorge Esquiche León, Andreia Bufalino
BACKGROUND: Localized juvenile spongiotic gingival hyperplasia (LJSGH) is a distinct subtype of inflammatory gingival hyperplasia that shows lack of response to traditional periodontal treatment, and after surgical excision, recurrence rate of 6-16% has been reported. CASE REPORT: Two girls (11- and 9-year-old) with multifocal red patches along the maxillary and mandibular labial gingiva showed no regression of the lesions after basic periodontal treatment. Surgical excision of focal lesion in each case was performed, which showed typical features of LJSGH...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910768/pharmacological-properties-of-biocompounds-from-spores-of-the-lingzhi-or-reishi-medicinal-mushroom-ganoderma-lucidum-agaricomycetes-a-review
#9
Carlos Ricardo Soccol, Lucas Yamasaki Bissoqui, Cristine Rodrigues, Rosalia Rubel, Sandra R B R Sella, Fan Leifa, Luciana Porto de Souza Vandenberghe, Vanete Thomaz Soccol
Ganoderma lucidum is a well-known representative of mushrooms that have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. New discoveries related to this medicinal mushroom and its biological properties are frequently reported. However, only recently have scientists started to pay special attention to G. lucidum spores. This is in part because of the recent development of methods for breaking the spore wall and extracting biocompounds from the spore. Although some research groups are working with G. lucidum spores, data in the literature are still limited, and the methods used have not been systematized...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910716/persistent-amenorrhea-and-decreased-dheas-to-cortisol-ratio-after-recovery-from-anorexia-nervosa
#10
Alessandra Andrisani, Chiara Sabbadin, Silvia Minardi, Angela Favaro, Gabriella Donà, Luciana Bordin, Guido Ambrosini, Decio Armanini
Persistent amenorrhea is a frequent condition affecting anorexic patients after stable weight recovery. It has been proposed that it could be due to alterations of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis linked with persistent hormonal impairments, such as relative hypercortisolemia and hypoleptinemia, and psychological symptoms related to anorexia nervosa (AN). The aim of our study was to evaluate the metabolic and hormonal pattern involved in the persistence of amenorrhea after recovery from AN. Eight weight-recovered anorexic patients with amenorrhea were investigated and matched with 10 healthy eumenorrhoic women, comparable for age and BMI...
December 2, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909689/dysbiotic-bacterial-and-fungal-communities-not-restricted-to-clinically-affected-skin-sites-in-dandruff
#11
Renan C Soares, Pedro H Camargo-Penna, Vanessa C S de Moraes, Rodrigo De Vecchi, Cécile Clavaud, Lionel Breton, Antonio S K Braz, Luciana C Paulino
Dandruff is a prevalent chronic inflammatory skin condition of the scalp that has been associated with Malassezia yeasts. However, the microbial role has not been elucidated yet, and the etiology of the disorder remains poorly understood. Using high-throughput 16S rDNA and ITS1 sequencing, we characterized cutaneous bacterial and fungal microbiotas from healthy and dandruff subjects, comparing scalp and forehead (lesional and non-lesional skin sites). Bacterial and fungal communities from dandruff analyzed at genus level differed in comparison with healthy ones, presenting higher diversity and greater intragroup variation...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907136/immune-activation-and-bacterial-translocation-a-link-between-impaired-immune-recovery-and-frequent-visceral-leishmaniasis-relapses-in-hiv-infected-patients
#12
Maria Luciana Silva-Freitas, Glaucia Fernandes Cota, Talia S Machado-de-Assis, Carmem Giacoia-Gripp, Ana Rabello, Alda M Da-Cruz, Joanna R Santos-Oliveira
The maintenance of chronic immune activation due to leishmaniasis or even due to microbial translocation is associated with immunosenescence and may contribute to frequent relapses. Our aim was to investigate whether patients with HIV-associated visceral leishmaniasis (VL/HIV) who experience a single episode of VL have different immunological behaviors in comparison to those who experience frequent relapses. VL/HIV patients were allocated to non-relapsing (NR, n = 6) and relapsing (R, n = 11) groups and were followed from the active phase of VL up to 12 months post-treatment (mpt)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902509/paecilomyces-lilacinus-keratitis-in-a-soft-contact-lens-wearer
#13
Rosa Monno, Giovanni Alessio, Silvana Guerriero, Carmen Capolongo, Carla Calia, Luciana Fumarola, Carlo Pazzani, Anna Di Taranto, Giuseppe Miragliotta
We describe a case of keratitis caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus in a contact lens wearer with a history of diabetes.
November 29, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902317/psychromicrobium-silvestre-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-novel-actinobacterium-isolated-from-alpine-forest-soils
#14
Peter Schumann, De-Chao Zhang, Luís Franca, Luciana Albuquerque, Milton S da Costa, Rosa Margesin
Two Gram-stain-variable, non-motile, catalase-positive and cytochrome c oxidase-negative bacteria, designated AK20-18T and AM20-54, were isolated from forest soil samples collected in the Italian Alps. Growth occurred at a temperature range of 5-30 °C, at pH 6-9 and in the presence of 0-5 % (w/v) NaCl. The 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity between strains AK20-18T and AM20-54 was 100 %. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that AK20-18T had highest 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with the type strain of Arthrobacter psychrochitiniphilus (96...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901221/anxiety-depression-resilience-and-self-esteem-in-individuals-with-cardiovascular-diseases
#15
Isabela Gonzales Carvalho, Eduarda Dos Santos Bertolli, Luciana Paiva, Lidia Aparecida Rossi, Rosana Aparecida Spadoti Dantas, Daniele Alcalá Pompeo
Objectives: to analyze the relationship between anxiety and depression symptoms, resilience and self-esteem with sociodemographic and clinical characteristics; correlate resilience and self-esteem with age and duration of the disease; check associations between anxiety and depression with measures of resilience and self-esteem among individuals with cardiovascular diseases. Method: correlational study conducted in a large university hospital in the interior of the state of São Paulo, Brazil...
November 28, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901183/utility-of-body-mass-index-waist-circumference-and-waist-to-height-ratio-as-screening-tools-for-hyperglycemia-in-young-people
#16
Teresa Maria Bianchini de Quadros, Alex Pinheiro Gordia, Jorge Mota, Luciana Rodrigues Silva
Objectives: To evaluate the ability of BMI, WC and WHtR to discriminate hyperglycemia in young people, and to determine whether there is an increase in the accuracy with the addition of WC and/or WHtR to BMI. Subjects and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 1,139 schoolchildren aged 6 to 17 years from Northeastern Brazil. Body weight, height, WC and fasting glucose levels were measured, and the BMI and WHtR were calculated. The presence of hyperglycemia was defined as a fasting glucose level ≥ 100 mg/dL...
November 24, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900461/microbial-food-web-drivers-in-tropical-reservoirs
#17
Carolina Davila Domingues, Lucia Helena Sampaio da Silva, Luciana Machado Rangel, Leonardo de Magalhães, Adriana de Melo Rocha, Lúcia Meirelles Lobão, Rafael Paiva, Fábio Roland, Hugo Sarmento
Element cycling in aquatic systems is driven chiefly by planktonic processes, and the structure of the planktonic food web determines the efficiency of carbon transfer through trophic levels. However, few studies have comprehensively evaluated all planktonic food-web components in tropical regions. The aim of this study was to unravel the top-down controls (metazooplankton community structure), bottom-up controls (resource availability), and hydrologic (water residence time) and physical (temperature) variables that affect different components of the microbial food web (MFW) carbon stock in tropical reservoirs, through structural equation models (SEM)...
November 29, 2016: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900410/-%C3%AE-bisabolol-reduces-orofacial-nociceptive-behavior-in-rodents
#18
Luana Torres Melo, Mariana Araújo Braz Duailibe, Luciana Moura Pessoa, Flávio Nogueira da Costa, Antonio Eufrásio Vieira-Neto, Ana Paula de Vasconcellos Abdon, Adriana Rolim Campos
The purposes of this study were to evaluate the anti-nociceptive effect of oral and topical administration of (-)-α-bisabolol (BISA) in rodent models of formalin- or cinnamaldehyde-induced orofacial pain and to explore the inhibitory mechanisms involved. Orofacial pain was induced by injecting 1.5% formalin into the upper lip of mice (20 μL) or into the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) of rats (50 μL). In another experiment, orofacial pain was induced with cinnamaldehyde (13.2 μg/lip). Nociceptive behavior was proxied by time (s) spent rubbing the injected area and by the incidence of head flinching...
November 29, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898426/maternal-depression-increases-childhood-dental-caries-a-cohort-study-in-brazil
#19
Gabriela Dos Santos Pinto, Luciana de Ávila Quevedo, Marcos Britto Correa, Marina Sousa Azevedo, Marília Leão Goettems, Ricardo Tavares Pinheiro, Flávio Fernando Demarco
AIM: To investigate the relationship between maternal depression and childhood caries in a cohort of adolescent mothers. METHODS: This cross-sectional study nested in a cohort evaluated a sample of 538 mother/child dyads. When the children were 24-36 months of age, data regarding oral health from children and mothers were collected by clinical dental examination. A mother's major depressive disorder was assessed by using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI [Plus]), at the current moment...
November 30, 2016: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898268/descriptive-analysis-of-in-vitro-cutting-of-swine-mitral-cusps-comparison-of-high-power-laser-and-scalpel-blade-cutting-techniques
#20
Nathali Cordeiro Pinto, Pablo Maria Alberto Pomerantzeff, Alessandro Deana, Denise Zezell, Carolina Benetti, Vera Demarchi Aiello, Luciana Almeida Lopes, Fabio Biscegli Jatene, M Cristina Chavantes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The most common injury to the heart valve with rheumatic involvement is mitral stenosis, which is the reason for a big number of cardiac operations in Brazil. Commissurotomy is the traditional technique that is still widely used for this condition, although late postoperative restenosis is concerning. This study's purpose was to compare the histological findings of porcine cusp mitral valves treated in vitro with commissurotomy with a scalpel blade to those treated with high-power laser (HPL) cutting, using appropriate staining techniques...
November 30, 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
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