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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098544/fatal-emmonsia-sp-infection-and-fungemia-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation
#1
Shanthi Kappagoda, Jason Y Adams, Robert Luo, Niaz Banaei, Waldo Concepcion, Dora Y Ho
We report a fatal case of disseminated Emmonsia sp. infection in a 55-year-old man who received an orthotopic liver transplant. The patient had pneumonia and fungemia, and multisystem organ failure developed. As human habitats and the number of immunocompromised patients increase, physicians must be aware of this emerging fungal infection.
February 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098134/-validity-reliability-and-associated-factors-of-the-international-physical-activity-questionnaire-adapted-to-elderly-ipaq-e
#2
Francisco Javier Rubio Castañeda, Concepción Tomás Aznar, Carmen Muro Baquero
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity contributes to improve health and reduce mortality in older people. The objective was to analyze the validity of content and reliability of the short version of IPAQ-E in elderly people who attended to Fernando el Católico health center between May 2013 and March 2015. METHODS: Validation study of the short version of the international physical activity questionnaire (IPAQ) adapted in Spanish elderly (IPAQ-E). Our sampling was for convenience...
January 18, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094391/advantages-of-an-optical-nanosensor-system-for-the-mechanistic-analysis-of-a-novel-topoisomerase-i-targeting-drug-a-case-study
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Marie B Andersen, Cinzia Tesauro, María Gonzalez, Emil L Kristoffersen, Concepción Alonso, Gloria Rubiales, Andrea Coletta, Rikke Frøhlich, Magnus Stougaard, Yi-Ping Ho, Francisco Palacios, Birgitta R Knudsen
The continuous need for the development of new small molecule anti-cancer drugs calls for easily accessible sensor systems for measuring the effect of vast numbers of new drugs on their potential cellular targets. Here we demonstrate the use of an optical DNA biosensor to unravel the inhibitory mechanism of a member of a new family of small molecule human topoisomerase I inhibitors, the so-called indeno-1,5-naphthyridines. By analysing human topoisomerase I catalysis on the biosensor in the absence or presence of added drug complemented with a few traditional assays, we demonstrate that the investigated member of the indeno-1,5-naphthyridine family inhibited human topoisomerase I activity by blocking enzyme-DNA dissociation...
January 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089725/high-concentration-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-promotes-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-migration-of-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-via-mtorc1-activation
#4
Olha Zhenyukh, Esther Civantos, Marta Ruiz-Ortega, María Soledad Sánchez, Clotilde Vázquez, Concepción Peiró, Jesús Egido, Sebastián Mas
Leucine, isoleucine and valine are essential aminoacids termed branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) due to its aliphatic side-chain. In several pathological and physiological conditions increased BCAA plasma concentrations have been described. Elevated BCAA levels predict insulin resistance development. Moreover, BCAA levels higher than 2mmol/L are neurotoxic by inducing microglial activation in maple syrup urine disease. However, there are no studies about the direct effects of BCAA in circulating cells. We have explored whether BCAA could promote oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory status in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) obtained from healthy donors...
January 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089079/repeated-subarachnoid-administrations-of-autologous-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-supported-in-autologous-plasma-improve-quality-of-life-in-patients-suffering-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury
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Jesús Vaquero, Mercedes Zurita, Miguel A Rico, Celia Bonilla, Concepción Aguayo, Cecilia Fernández, Noemí Tapiador, Marta Sevilla, Carlos Morejón, Jesús Montilla, Francisco Martínez, Esperanza Marín, Salvador Bustamante, David Vázquez, Joaquín Carballido, Alicia Rodríguez, Paula Martínez, Coral García, Mercedes Ovejero, Marta V Fernández
BACKGROUND AIMS: Cell therapy with mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) offers new hope for patients suffering from spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: Ten patients with established incomplete SCI received four subarachnoid administrations of 30 × 10(6) autologous bone marrow MSCs, supported in autologous plasma, at months 1, 4, 7 and 10 of the study, and were followed until the month 12. Urodynamic, neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies were performed at months 6 and 12, and compared with basal studies...
January 6, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087193/immunohistochemical-study-of-metallothionein-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Daniel Juárez-Rebollar, Mario Alonso-Vanegas, Concepción Nava-Ruíz, Masao Buentello-García, Petra Yescas-Gómez, Araceli Díaz-Ruíz, Camilo Rios, Marisela Méndez-Armenta
Epilepsy is characterized by spontaneous recurrent seizures and temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most common serious neurological example of acquired and frequent epilepsy. Oxidative stress is recognized as playing a contributing role in several neurological disorders, and most recently have been implicated in acquired epilepsies. The MTs occur in several brain regions and may serve as neuroprotective proteins against reactive oxygen species causing oxidative damage and stress. The main aim of this work was to describe the immunohistochemical localization of MT in the specimens derived from the patients affected by TLE...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080985/emerging-oomycete-threats-to-plants-and-animals
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REVIEW
Lida Derevnina, Benjamin Petre, Ronny Kellner, Yasin F Dagdas, Mohammad Nasif Sarowar, Artemis Giannakopoulou, Juan Carlos De la Concepcion, Angela Chaparro-Garcia, Helen G Pennington, Pieter van West, Sophien Kamoun
Oomycetes, or water moulds, are fungal-like organisms phylogenetically related to algae. They cause devastating diseases in both plants and animals. Here, we describe seven oomycete species that are emerging or re-emerging threats to agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture and natural ecosystems. They include the plant pathogens Phytophthora infestans, Phytophthora palmivora, Phytophthora ramorum, Plasmopara obducens, and the animal pathogens Aphanomyces invadans, Saprolegnia parasitica and Halioticida noduliformans For each species, we describe its pathology, importance and impact, discuss why it is an emerging threat and briefly review current research activities...
December 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079396/does-brain-creatine-content-rely-on-exogenous-creatine-in-healthy-youth-a-proof-of-principle-study
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Carlos Alberto Abujabra Merege-Filho, Maria Concepción Garcia Otaduy, Ana Lúcia de Sá-Pinto, Maira Okada de Oliveira, Lívia de Souza Gonçalves, Ana Paula Tanaka Hayashi, Hamilton Roschel, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Clovis Artur Silva, Sonia Maria Dozzi Brucki, Claudia da Costa Leite, Bruno Gualano
It has been hypothesized that dietary creatine could influence cognitive performance by increasing brain creatine in developing individuals. This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, proof-of-principle study aimed to investigate the effects of creatine supplementation on cognitive function and brain creatine content in healthy youth. The sample comprised 67 healthy participants aged 10 to 12 years. The participants were given creatine or placebo supplementation for 7 days. At baseline and after the intervention, participants undertook a battery of cognitive tests...
October 5, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076361/synergy-and-order-effects-of-antibiotics-and-phages-in-killing-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilms
#9
Waqas Nasir Chaudhry, Jeniffer Concepción-Acevedo, Taehyun Park, Saadia Andleeb, James J Bull, Bruce R Levin
In contrast to planktonic cells, bacteria imbedded biofilms are notoriously refractory to treatment by antibiotics or bacteriophage (phage) used alone. Given that the mechanisms of killing differ profoundly between drugs and phages, an obvious question is whether killing is improved by combining antibiotic and phage therapy. However, this question has only recently begun to be explored. Here, in vitro biofilm populations of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14 were treated singly and with combinations of two phages and bactericidal antibiotics of five classes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074991/-factors-affecting-the-educational-environment-in-undergraduate-medical-schools
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Guisela Olave P, Cristhian Pérez V, Eduardo Fasce H, Liliana Ortiz M, Nancy Bastías V, Carolina Márquez U, Paula Parra P, Pilar Ibáñez G
BACKGROUND: Educational environment has an important effect on the quality of learning and student satisfaction in medicine. Most of previous studies have been conducted using questionnaires that assess the phenomenon considering overall dimensions, without paying attention to the specific manifestations of this topic, especially those aspects that are related to the protagonists of the learning process: teachers and students. AIM: To describe factors that affect the educational environment in the preclinical Medical formation, according to Medical teachers in Concepción, Chile...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066799/the-study-protocol-for-a-non-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-using-a-genotype-guided-strategy-in-a-dataset-of-patients-who-undergone-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-stent
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Cristina Lucía Dávila-Fajardo, Jesús Sánchez-Ramos, Xando Diaz- Villamarín, Luis Javier Martínez-González, Pablo Toledo Frías, Susana Martínez Huertas, Francisco Burillo Gómez, Juan Caballero Borrego, Alicia Bautista Pavés, Mª Carmen Marín Guzmán, José Antonio Ramirez Hernández, Concepción Correa Vilches, Jose Cabeza Barrera
This article contains data related to the research article entitled "Results of genotype-guided antiplatelet therapy in patients undergone percutaneous coronary intervention with stent" (J. Sánchez-Ramos, C.L. Dávila-Fajardo, P. Toledo Frías, X. Díaz Villamarín, L.J. Martínez-González, S. Martínez Huertas, F. Burillo Gómez, J. Caballero Borrego, A. Bautista Pavés, M.C. Marín Guzmán, J.A. Ramirez Hernández, C. Correa Vilches, J. Cabeza Barrera, 2016) (1). This data article reports, for the first time, about the non-randomized clinical trial protocol that check if CYP2C19/ABCB1 genotype-guided strategy in which the choice of antiplatelet therapy is based on the genetic test, reduces the rates of cardiovascular events and bleeding compared to a non-tailored strategy in patients undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent...
February 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063657/persistent-organic-pollutants-pops-in-the-atmosphere-of-three-chilean-cities-using-passive-air-samplers
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Karla Pozo, Germán Oyola, Victor H Estellano, Tom Harner, Anny Rudolph, Petra Prybilova, Petr Kukucka, Ondrej Audi, Jana Klánová, America Metzdorff, Silvano Focardi
In this study passive air samplers containing polyurethane foam (PUF) disks were deployed in three cities across Chile; Santiago (STG) (n=5, sampling sites), Concepciόn (CON) (n=6) and Temuco (TEM) (n=6) from 2008 to 2009. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) (7 indicator congeners), chlorinated pesticides hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs), dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethanes (DDTs) and flame retardants such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were determined by gas chromatography coupled mass spectrometry (GC/MS)...
January 4, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062010/splenic-cd163-macrophages-as-targets-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-virus-role-of-siglecs
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María Yuste, Teresa Fernández-Caballero, Cinta Prieto, Belén Álvarez, Javier Martínez-Lobo, Isabel Simarro, José María Castro, Fernando Alonso, Ángel Ezquerra, Javier Domínguez, Concepción Revilla
CD169 and CD163 have been involved in the process of PRRS virus attachment and infection in macrophages, although recent studies have challenged the requirement for CD169. In addition to CD169, macrophages express other siglecs, whose role in PRRS virus infection is so far unknown. Splenic CD163(+) macrophages express Siglec-3 and Siglec-5 but almost undetectable levels of CD169. Hence, we considered this cell population appropriate for analysing the role of these siglecs in the attachment and internalization of PRRS virus into macrophages...
January 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058552/complications-after-hepatectomy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-independently-shorten-survival-a-western-single-center-audit
#14
Alexandre Doussot, Chetana Lim, Eylon Lahat, Chady Salloum, Michael Osseis, Concepción Gómez Gavara, Eric Levesque, Cyrille Feray, Philippe Compagnon, Daniel Azoulay
BACKGROUND: The impact of postoperative complications (POCs) on long-term outcomes following hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection remains to be ascertained. METHODS: All consecutive HCC resected at a single center were analyzed. Patients with POCs, classified according to Clavien classification, were compared to those without in terms of demographics, pathology, management, overall survival (OS), and disease-free survival (DFS). Independent prognostic factors of POCs were identified using multivariable regression models...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058214/older-candidates-for-kidney-transplantation-who-to-refer-and-what-to-expect
#15
REVIEW
Beatrice P Concepcion, Rachel C Forbes, Heidi M Schaefer
The number of older end-stage renal disease patients being referred for kidney transplantation continues to increase. This rise is occurring alongside the continually increasing prevalence of older end-stage renal disease patients. Although older kidney transplant recipients have decreased patient and graft survival compared to younger patients, transplantation in this patient population is pursued due to the survival advantage that it confers over remaining on the deceased donor waiting list. The upper limit of age and the extent of comorbidity and frailty at which transplantation ceases to be advantageous is not known...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056821/impact-of-colistin-plasma-levels-on-the-clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-infections-caused-by-extremely-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#16
Luisa Sorlí, Sonia Luque, Concepción Segura, Nuria Campillo, Milagro Montero, Erika Esteve, Sabina Herrera, Natividad Benito, Francisco Alvarez-Lerma, Santiago Grau, Juan Pablo Horcajada
BACKGROUND: Colistin has a narrow therapeutic window with nephrotoxicity being the major dose-limiting adverse effect. Currently, the optimal doses and therapeutic plasma levels are unknown. METHODS: Prospective observational cohort study, including patients infected by colistin-susceptible P. aeruginosa treated with intravenous colistimethate sodium (CMS). Clinical data and colistin plasma levels at steady-state (Css) were recorded. The primary and secondary end points were clinical cure and 30-day all-cause mortality...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050333/placenta-percreta-and-incomplete-uterine-rupture-after-endometrial-ablation-and-tubal-occlusion
#17
Jaden R Kohn, Edwina Popek, Concepcion R Diaz-Arrastia, Xiaoming Guan, Alireza A Shamshirsaz, Michael A Belfort, Karin A Fox
Endometrial ablation offers symptomatic relief for menorrhagia. Pregnancy after ablation is rare but is often complicated due to pregnancy loss, growth restriction, preterm premature rupture of membranes, preterm delivery, and morbidly adherent placentation, a dangerous complication that can result in hemorrhage, intensive care unit admission, and cesarean hysterectomy. We report a case of pregnancy conceived contemporaneously with endometrial ablation and tubal occlusion. Diagnosis of pregnancy was delayed due to low suspicion...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042830/programmable-low-power-low-noise-capacitance-to-voltage-converter-for-mems-accelerometers
#18
Guillermo Royo, Carlos Sánchez-Azqueta, Cecilia Gimeno, Concepción Aldea, Santiago Celma
In this work, we present a capacitance-to-voltage converter (CVC) for capacitive accelerometers based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Based on a fully-differential transimpedance amplifier (TIA), it features a 34-dB transimpedance gain control and over one decade programmable bandwidth, from 75 kHz to 1.2 MHz. The TIA is aimed for low-cost low-power capacitive sensor applications. It has been designed in a standard 0.18-μm CMOS technology and its power consumption is only 54 μW. At the maximum transimpedance configuration, the TIA shows an equivalent input noise of 42 fA/ Hz at 50 kHz, which corresponds to 100 μg/ Hz ...
December 30, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038982/atg8-expansion-a-driver-of-selective-autophagy-diversification
#19
REVIEW
Ronny Kellner, Juan Carlos De la Concepcion, Abbas Maqbool, Sophien Kamoun, Yasin F Dagdas
Selective autophagy is a conserved homeostatic pathway that involves engulfment of specific cargo molecules into specialized organelles called autophagosomes. The ubiquitin-like protein ATG8 is a central player of the autophagy network that decorates autophagosomes and binds to numerous cargo receptors. Although highly conserved across eukaryotes, ATG8 diversified from a single protein in algae to multiple isoforms in higher plants. We present a phylogenetic overview of 376 ATG8 proteins across the green plant lineage that revealed family-specific ATG8 clades...
December 27, 2016: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034066/reply-to-m-a-n-%C3%A5-endur-et-al-and-j-michels
#20
David F Penson, Andrew J Armstrong, Raoul Concepcion, Neeraj Agarwal, Carl Olsson, Lawrence Karsh, Curtis Dunshee, Fong Wang, Kenneth Wu, Andrew Krivoshik, De Phung, Celestia S Higano
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January 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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