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Amaia Ugarte Ugarte, Purificación López-Peña, Carmen Serrulla Vangeneberg, Julia Gemma Torregaray Royo, Maria Asunción Arrieta Ugarte, Maria Teresa Zabalza Compains, Maria Pilar Riaño Medrano, Nerea Muñoz Toyos, Edurne Arenaza Lamo, Maria Begoña Beneitez Dueñas, Ana González-Pinto
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression is a disease with a prevalence of 20% that has deleterious consequences not only for the mother but also for the baby and can cause delays in physical, social and cognitive development. In this context, the European Union Committee on Public Health has declared it essential that preventative measures are taken by centres providing care for women with a multidisciplinary approach. PROGEA is a multicentre, single-blind randomized, 3-year, longitudinal clinical trial aiming to evaluate the efficacy of a psychoeducational programme in preventing postpartum depression in at-risk women, based on a range of clinical variables, and explore prognostic factors...
January 13, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
Cristina Lamos, Charlotte Mihaljevic, Sebastian Aulmann, Thomas Bruckner, Christoph Domschke, Markus Wallwiener, Carmen Paringer, Herbert Fluhr, Sarah Schott, Christine Dinkic, Janina Brucker, Michael Golatta, Lisa Gensthaler, Michael Eichbaum, Christof Sohn, Joachim Rom
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN) is a pre-malignant lesion, potentially leading to vaginal cancer. It is a rare disease, representing less than 1% of all intraepithelial neoplasia of the female genital tract. Similar to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), there are three different grades of VAIN. VAIN 1 is also known as a low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL), whereas VAIN 2 and VAIN 3 both represent high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL)...
2016: PloS One
Diego Lopez-Pigozzi, François Laurent, Jorge R Brotons-Mas, Mario Valderrama, Manuel Valero, Ivan Fernandez-Lamo, Elena Cid, Daniel Gomez-Dominguez, Beatriz Gal, Liset Menendez de la Prida
Recent reports in human demonstrate a role of theta-gamma coupling in memory for spatial episodes and a lack of coupling in people experiencing temporal lobe epilepsy, but the mechanisms are unknown. Using multisite silicon probe recordings of epileptic rats engaged in episodic-like object recognition tasks, we sought to evaluate the role of theta-gamma coupling in the absence of epileptiform activities. Our data reveal a specific association between theta-gamma (30-60 Hz) coupling at the proximal stratum radiatum of CA1 and spatial memory deficits...
November 2016: ENeuro
Iván Fernández-Lamo, Raudel Sánchez-Campusano, Agnès Gruart, José M Delgado-García M
Proper performance of acquired abilities can be disturbed by the unexpected occurrence of external changes. Rats trained with an operant conditioning task (to press a lever in order to obtain a food pellet) using a fixed-ratio (1:1) schedule were subsequently placed in a Skinner box in which the lever could be removed randomly. Field postsynaptic potentials (fPSPs) were chronically evoked in perforant pathway-hippocampal CA1 (PP-CA1), CA1-subiculum (CA1-SUB), CA1-medial prefrontal cortex (CA1-mPFC), mPFC-nucleus accumbens (mPFC-NAc), and mPFC-basolateral amygdala (mPFC-BLA) synapses during lever IN and lever OUT situations...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
Lindsay D Croft, Michael E Liquori, James Ladd, Hannah R Day, Lisa Pineles, Elizabeth M Lamos, Preeti Mehrotra, Eli N Perencevich, Anthony D Harris, Daniel J Morgan
OBJECTIVES: Adverse events (AEs) are unintended physical injuries resulting from or contributed to by medical or surgical care. We determined the frequency and type of AEs before, during, and after hospital admission. METHODS: We conducted a cohort study of 296 adult hospital patients. We used the standardized Institute for Healthcare Improvement Global Trigger Tool for Measuring Adverse Events to review the medical records of the hospital patients for occurrence, timing relative to hospital admission, severity, and preventability of AEs...
October 2016: Southern Medical Journal
José M Lamo-Espinosa, Gonzalo Mora, Juan F Blanco, Froilán Granero-Moltó, Jorge M Nuñez-Córdoba, Carmen Sánchez-Echenique, José M Bondía, Jesús Dámaso Aquerreta, Enrique J Andreu, Enrique Ornilla, Eva M Villarón, Andrés Valentí-Azcárate, Fermín Sánchez-Guijo, María Consuelo Del Cañizo, Juan Ramón Valentí-Nin, Felipe Prósper
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells are a promising option to treat knee osteoarthritis. Their safety and usefulness must be confirmed and the optimal dose established. We tested increasing doses of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) in combination with hyaluronic acid in a randomized clinical trial. MATERIALS: A phase I/II multicenter randomized clinical trial with active control was conducted. Thirty patients diagnosed with knee OA were randomly assigned to intraarticularly administered hyaluronic acid alone (control), or together with 10 × 10(6) or 100 × 10(6) cultured autologous BM-MSCs, and followed up for 12 months...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Elizabeth Mary Lamos, Stephen N Davis
INTRODUCTION: Type 2 diabetes is a complex disease requiring individualized and often multi-faceted treatment plans. Balancing glycemic control with adverse medication side effects can be challenging. Combination therapy of basal insulin and GLP-1 receptor agonist therapy appears to provide a balance between glycemic efficacy, hypoglycemia and weight gain. AREAS COVERED: Available pharmacokinetic data, clinical trials and abstracts regarding fixed-ratio combination of insulin degludec and liraglutide were reviewed...
October 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
R Marecek, M Lamos, M Mikl, M Barton, J Fajkus, Rektor, M Brazdil
OBJECTIVE: The scalp EEG spectrum is a frequently used marker of neural activity. Commonly, the preprocessing of EEG utilizes constraints, e.g. dealing with a predefined subset of electrodes or a predefined frequency band of interest. Such treatment of the EEG spectrum neglects the fact that particular neural processes may be reflected in several frequency bands and/or several electrodes concurrently, and can overlook the complexity of the structure of the EEG spectrum. APPROACH: We showed that the EEG spectrum structure can be described by parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC), a method which blindly uncovers the spatial-temporal-spectral patterns of EEG...
August 2016: Journal of Neural Engineering
Lisa M Younk, Elizabeth M Lamos, Stephen N Davis
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease remains the major contributor to morbidity and mortality in diabetes. From the need to reduce cardiovascular risk in diabetes and to ensure that such risk is not exacerbated by drug treatments, governmental regulators and drug manufacturers have focused on clinical trials evaluating cardiovascular outcomes. AREAS COVERED: Findings from mechanistic and clinical trials of biguanides, sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, and sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors will be reviewed...
September 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
Karin Schroën, Montse Ferrando, Silvia de Lamo-Castellví, Sami Sahin, Carme Güell
In microfluidics and other microstructured devices, wettability changes, as a result of component interactions with the solid wall, can have dramatic effects. In emulsion separation and emulsification applications, the desired behavior can even be completely lost. Wettability changes also occur in one phase systems, but the effect is much more far-reaching when using two-phase systems. For microfluidic emulsification devices, this can be elegantly demonstrated and quantified for EDGE (Edge-base Droplet GEneration) devices that have a specific behavior that allows us to distinguish between surfactant and liquid interactions with the solid surface...
2016: Membranes
Laura Molina-García, Fátima Gasset-Rosa, María Moreno-Del Álamo, M Elena Fernández-Tresguerres, Susana Moreno-Díaz de la Espina, Rudi Lurz, Rafael Giraldo
DNA replication is tightly regulated to constrain the genetic material within strict spatiotemporal boundaries and copy numbers. Bacterial plasmids are autonomously replicating DNA molecules of much clinical, environmental and biotechnological interest. A mechanism used by plasmids to prevent over-replication is 'handcuffing', i.e. inactivating the replication origins in two DNA molecules by holding them together through a bridge built by a plasmid-encoded initiator protein (Rep). Besides being involved in handcuffing, the WH1 domain in the RepA protein assembles as amyloid fibres upon binding to DNA in vitro...
2016: Scientific Reports
Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Luis Francisco Sánchez-Anguiano, Jesús Hernández-Tinoco, Edwin Adiel Calzada-Torres, Sergio Estrada-Martínez, Alma Rosa Pérez-Álamos, Raquel Vaquera-Enriquez, Arturo Díaz-Herrera, Raúl Segura-Moreno, María de Lourdes Guerrero-Carbajal, María Guadalupe Rentería-López, Isabel Beristain García, Elizabeth Rábago-Sánchez, Oliver Liesenfeld
Some symptoms of menopause have also been described in patients with toxoplasmosis. Whether Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection has any influence on clinical manifestations of menopause is yet unknown. We sought to determine whether T. gondii exposure is associated with symptoms and signs of menopause. We performed a cross-sectional study of women attending a public health center in Durango City, Mexico. Participants were examined for the presence of anti-Toxoplasma IgG and IgM antibodies using enzyme-linked immunoassays...
March 2016: European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
Kristína Czekóová, Daniel J Shaw, Tomáš Urbánek, Jan Chládek, Martin Lamoš, Robert Roman, Milan Brázdil
Two experiments were performed to investigate the principles by which emotional stimuli are classified on the dimensions of valence and arousal. In Experiment 1, a large sample of healthy participants rated emotional stimuli according to both broad dimensions. Hierarchical cluster analyses performed on these ratings revealed that stimuli were clustered according to their semantic content at the beginning of the agglomerative process. Example semantic themes include food, violence, nudes, death, and objects...
August 2016: Psychophysiology
María Virtudes Céspedes, Ugutz Unzueta, Patricia Álamo, Alberto Gallardo, Rita Sala, Isolda Casanova, Miguel Angel Pavón, María Antonia Mangues, Manuel Trías, Antonio Lopez-Pousa, Antonio Villaverde, Esther Vazquez, Ramon Mangues
Unliganded drug-nanoconjugates accumulate passively in the tumor whereas liganded nanoconjugates promote drug internalization in tumor cells via endocytosis and increase antitumor efficacy. Whether or not tumor cell internalization associates with enhanced tumor uptake is still under debate. We here compared tumor uptake of T22-GFP-H6, a liganded protein carrier targeting the CXCR4 receptor, and the unliganded GFP-H6 carrier in subcutaneous and metastatic colorectal cancer models. T22-GFP-H6 had a higher tumor uptake in primary tumor and metastatic foci than GFP-H6, with no biodistribution or toxicity on normal tissues...
April 13, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Elizabeth M Lamos, Lisa M Younk, Stephen N Davis
INTRODUCTION: Insulin therapy plays a critical role in the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, there is still a need to find basal insulins with 24-hour coverage and reduced risk of hypoglycemia. Additionally, with increasing obesity and insulin resistance, the ability to provide clinically necessary high doses of insulin at low volume is also needed. AREAS COVERED: This review highlights the published reports of the pharmacokinetic (PK) and glucodynamic properties of concentrated insulins: Humulin-R U500, insulin degludec U200, and insulin glargine U300, describes the clinical efficacy, risk of hypoglycemic, and metabolic changes observed, and finally, discusses observations about the complexity of introducing a new generation of concentrated insulins to the therapeutic market...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Elizabeth M Lamos, Kashif M Munir
A 60-year-old woman presented with a neck mass and underwent fine needle aspiration of a left thyroid nodule. During this time, she had been injected with hCG for weight loss. Soon after, she developed rapid diffuse thyroid growth with pain. She was ultimately diagnosed with thyrotoxicosis due to postaspiration subacute thyroiditis and subsequently became hypothyroid. This condition is rare in the nonpregnant state in noncystic nodules with a smaller needle gauge approach. The incidence of thyroid nodule discovery and evaluation is increasing...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
José María Lamo-Espinosa, Borja Flórez, Carlos Villas, Juan Pons-Villanueva, José María Bondia, Matías Alfonso, J Damaso Aquerreta
We used coronal computed tomography to determine the normal sesamoid position in 20 healthy volunteers. The sample involved 40 feet (20 left [50%] and 20 right [50%]) in 20 volunteers, including 11 females (55%) and 9 males (45%). The relationship between the first metatarsal head and the sesamoid complex was categorized as Yildirim grade 0 in every case (100%). The mean width of the foot was 77.7 ± 5.8 mm, and the ratio of the foot width to the distance from the second metatarsal head to the tibial sesamoid was 39...
May 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
E M Lamos, D L Levitt, K M Munir
Dopamine action appears to play a role in changes that are seen in obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Bromocriptine-QR (Quick Release), a dopamine agonist, is approved for use in treatment of type 2 diabetes. It has demonstrated modest improvement in glycemic parameters, cholesterol and weight in certain cohorts. Limited data using cabergoline, a long-acting dopamine agonist, also demonstrate glycemic efficacy. Additionally, bromocriptine-QR appears to have a favorable cardiovascular risk reduction...
February 2016: Primary Care Diabetes
M T Esqué Ruiz, M G Moretones Suñol, J M Rodríguez Miguélez, E Sánchez Ortiz, M Izco Urroz, M de Lamo Camino, J Figueras Aloy
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal units are one of the hospital areas most exposed to the committing of treatment errors. A medication error (ME) is defined as the avoidable incident secondary to drug misuse that causes or may cause harm to the patient. The aim of this paper is to present the incidence of ME (including feeding) reported in our neonatal unit and its characteristics and possible causal factors. A list of the strategies implemented for prevention is presented. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An analysis was performed on the ME declared in a neonatal unit...
April 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
Camila Kruschewsky Falcão, Gustavo C Freitas Fagundes, Gustavo Checolli Lamos, Aloisio Felipe-Silva, Silvana Maria Lovisolo, João Augusto Martines, Fernando Peixoto Ferraz de Campos
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) encompasses a group of disorders caused by the obstruction to the hepatic venous outflow at the level of the small or large hepatic veins, the inferior vena cava, or any combination thereof. Clinical manifestation of the subacute form is characterized by supramesocolic abdominal discomfort, abdominal distension, fever, and lower limbs edema. Imaging work-up with hepatic Doppler ultrasound and abdominal computed tomography (CT) enables the diagnosis in the majority of cases. Treatment comprises long-term anticoagulation associated with measures that attempt to re-establish the flow in the thrombosed vessel (thrombolysis or angioplasty) or through the venous blood flow bypasses (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt or surgical bypass); however, the outcome is often dismal...
April 2015: Autopsy & case reports
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