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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933886/mexican-origin-youth-substance-use-trajectories-associations-with-cultural-and-family-factors
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Rick A Cruz, Kevin M King, Molly Mechammil, Mayra Bámaca-Colbert, Richard W Robins
The current study identified alcohol and cannabis use trajectories among a sample of Mexican-origin youth and examined cultural and familial correlates from childhood to adolescence. Mexican-origin youth (N = 674) from Northern California were assessed annually from ages 10 to 17 (8 waves). Latent class growth modeling examined variability in developmental trajectories for last 3-month alcohol and cannabis use frequency. Analyses also examined between-trajectory differences in youth's cultural practices and values, family cultural conflict, general parent-child conflict, and parental monitoring at 4 time points from ages 10 to 16...
September 21, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933612/do-virtual-reality-games-improve-mobility-skills-and-balance-measurements-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Silvia Gr Neri, Jefferson R Cardoso, Lorena Cruz, Ricardo M Lima, Ricardo J de Oliveira, Maura D Iversen, Rodrigo L Carregaro
OBJECTIVE: To summarize evidence on the effectiveness of virtual reality games and conventional therapy or no-intervention for fall prevention in the elderly. DATA SOURCES: An electronic data search (last searched December 2016) was performed on 10 databases (Web of Science, EMBASE, PUBMED, CINAHL, LILACS, SPORTDiscus, Cochrane Library, Scopus, SciELO, PEDro) and retained only randomized controlled trials. REVIEW METHOD: Sample characteristics and intervention parameters were compared, focusing on clinical homogeneity of demographic characteristics, type/duration of interventions, outcomes (balance, reaction time, mobility, lower limb strength and fear of falling) and low risk of bias...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933354/mitochondrial-dynamics-in-mitochondrial-diseases
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Juan M Suárez-Rivero, Marina Villanueva-Paz, Patricia de la Cruz-Ojeda, Mario de la Mata, David Cotán, Manuel Oropesa-Ávila, Isabel de Lavera, Mónica Álvarez-Córdoba, Raquel Luzón-Hidalgo, José A Sánchez-Alcázar
Mitochondria are very versatile organelles in continuous fusion and fission processes in response to various cellular signals. Mitochondrial dynamics, including mitochondrial fission/fusion, movements and turnover, are essential for the mitochondrial network quality control. Alterations in mitochondrial dynamics can cause neuropathies such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease in which mitochondrial fusion and transport are impaired, or dominant optic atrophy which is caused by a reduced mitochondrial fusion. On the other hand, mitochondrial dysfunction in primary mitochondrial diseases promotes reactive oxygen species production that impairs its own function and dynamics, causing a continuous vicious cycle that aggravates the pathological phenotype...
December 23, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930826/infective-endocarditis-in-patients-with-cancer-a-consequence-of-invasive-procedures-or-a-harbinger-of-neoplasm-a-prospective-multicenter-cohort
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Ana Fernández-Cruz, Patricia Muñoz, Carmen Sandoval, Carmen Fariñas, Manuel Gutiérrez-Cuadra, Juan M Pericás Pulido, José M Miró, Miguel Á Goenaga-Sánchez, Arístides de Alarcón, Francisco Bonache-Bernal, MªÁngeles Rodríguez, Mariam Noureddine, Emilio Bouza Santiago
The aim of the study was to draw a comparison between the characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with cancer and those of IE in noncancer patients.Patients with IE, according to the modified Duke criteria, were prospectively included in the GAMES registry between January 2008 and February 2014 in 30 hospitals. Patients with active cancer were compared with noncancer patients.During the study period, 161 episodes of IE fulfilled the inclusion criteria. We studied 2 populations: patients whose cancer was diagnosed before IE (73...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930331/ils-through-the-looking-glass-electrostatics-and-structure-probed-using-charge-inverted-ionic-liquid-pairs
#5
Tiago F C Cruz, Karina Shimizu, José M S S Esperança, Luís Paulo N Rebelo, Pedro T Gomes, José N Canongia Lopes
Ionic liquids combining potassium cations with 1-alkyl-3-methylcyclopentadienyl anions, K[CnC1Cp] (n = 4, 6) have been synthesized. Differential scanning calorimetry measurements have shown that K[C4C1Cp] and K[C6C1Cp] melt without decomposition at around 90 °C. These two ionic liquids are the charge-inverted counterparts of [C4C1Im]Cl and [C6C1Im]Cl, two common ionic liquids. The concept of charge-inverted ionic pairs is used to explore the nature of the interactions and structure in different ionic compounds, from simple alkali halide salts to ionic liquids based on complex molecular ions...
September 20, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930027/autochthonous-transmission-of-east-central-south-african-genotype-chikungunya-virus-brazil
#6
Marcela S Cunha, Nádia V G Cruz, Laila C Schnellrath, Maria Luiza Gomes Medaglia, Michele E Casotto, Rodolpho M Albano, Luciana J Costa, Clarissa R Damaso
We isolated East/Central/South African genotype chikungunya virus during the 2016 epidemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Genome sequencing revealed unique mutations in the nonstructural protein 4 (NSP4-A481D) and envelope protein 1 (E1-K211T). Moreover, all Brazil East/Central/South isolates shared the exclusive mutations E1-M407L and E2-A103T.
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929972/abstracts-from-hydrocephalus-2016
#7
A Adam, J Robison, J Lu, R Jose, N Badran, T Vivas-Buitrago, D Rigamonti, A Sattar, O Omoush, M Hammad, M Dawood, M Maghaslah, T Belcher, K Carson, J Hoffberger, I Jusué Torres, S Foley, S Yasar, Q A Thai, J Wemmer, P Klinge, L Al-Mutawa, H Al-Ghamdi, K A Carson, M Asgari, D de Zélicourt, V Kurtcuoglu, S Garnotel, S Salmon, O Balédent, A Lokossou, G Page, L Balardy, Z Czosnyka, P Payoux, E A Schmidt, M Zitoun, M A Sevestre, N Alperin, I Baudracco, C Craven, S Matloob, S Thompson, P Haylock Vize, L Thorne, L D Watkins, A K Toma, Karl Bechter, A C Pong, L Jugé, L E Bilston, S Cheng, W Bradley, F Hakim, J F Ramón, M F Cárdenas, J S Davidson, C García, D González, S Bermúdez, N Useche, J A Mejía, P Mayorga, F Cruz, C Martinez, M C Matiz, M Vallejo, K Ghotme, H A Soto, D Riveros, A Buitrago, M Mora, L Murcia, S Bermudez, D Cohen, D Dasgupta, C Curtis, L Domínguez, A J Remolina, M A Grijalba, K J Whitehouse, R J Edwards, A Eleftheriou, F Lundin, K N Fountas, E Z Kapsalaki, H F Smisson, J S Robinson, M J Fritsch, W Arouk, M Garzon, M Kang, K Sandhu, D Baghawatti, K Aquilina, G James, D Thompson, M Gehlen, M Schmid Daners, A Eklund, J Malm, D Gomez, M Guerra, M Jara, M Flores, K Vío, I Moreno, S Rodríguez, E Ortega, E M Rodríguez, J P McAllister, M M Guerra, D M Morales, D Sival, A Jimenez, D D Limbrick, M Ishikawa, S Yamada, K Yamamoto, A Junkkari, A Häyrinen, T Rauramaa, H Sintonen, O Nerg, A M Koivisto, R P Roine, H Viinamäki, H Soininen, A Luikku, J E Jääskeläinen, V Leinonen, U Kehler, O Lilja-Lund, K Kockum, E M Larsson, K Riklund, L Söderström, P Hellström, K Laurell, M Kojoukhova, A Sutela, R Vanninen, K I Vanha, M Timonen, J Rummukainen, V Korhonen, S Helisalmi, E Solje, A M Remes, J Huovinen, J Paananen, M Hiltunen, M Kurki, B Martin, F Loth, M Luciano, A J Luikku, A Hall, S K Herukka, J Mattila, J Lötjönen, I Alafuzoff, I Jurjević, M Miyajima, M Nakajima, H Murai, T Shin, D Kawaguchi, C Akiba, I Ogino, K Karagiozov, H Arai, R C Reis, M J Teixeira, C G Valêncio, D da Vigua, L Almeida-Lopes, M W Mancini, F C G Pinto, R H Maykot, G Calia, J Tornai, S S S Silvestre, G Mendes, V Sousa, B Bezerra, P Dutra, P Modesto, M F Oliveira, C E Petitto, H Pulhorn, A Chandran, C McMahon, A S Rao, M Jumaly, D Solomon, A Moghekar, N Relkin, M Hamilton, H Katzen, M Williams, T Bach, S Zuspan, R Holubkov, A Rigamonti, G Clemens, P Sharkey, A Sanyal, E Sankey, K Rigamonti, S Naqvi, A Hung, E Schmidt, F Ory-Magne, P Gantet, A Guenego, A C Januel, P Tall, N Fabre, L Mahieu, C Cognard, L Gray, J A Buttner-Ennever, K Takagi, K Onouchi, S D Thompson, L D Thorne, H M Tully, T L Wenger, W A Kukull, D Doherty, W B Dobyns, D Moran, S Vakili, M A Patel, B Elder, C R Goodwin, J A Crawford, M V Pletnikov, J Xu, A Blitz, D A Herzka, H Guerrero-Cazares, A Quiñones-Hinojosa, S Mori, P Saavedra, H Treviño, K Maitani, W C Ziai, V Eslami, S Nekoovaght-Tak, R Dlugash, G Yenokyan, N McBee, D F Hanley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926862/comparison-of-the-morphology-anatomy-and-chemical-profile-of-mikania-glomerata-and-mikania-laevigata
#8
Vanessa Cruz de Oliveira Costa, Alexandre Augusto Borghi, Juliana Lischka Sampaio Mayer, Alexandra Christine Helena Frankland Sawaya
Mikania glomerata and Mikania laevigata are medicinal plants popularly used in Brazil for colds and asthma. Although several studies report differences in their composition, they are frequently used indistinctly, which may be due to misidentification of the species or the plant part used. Herein, the chemical, anatomical, and morphological profiles of both species were evaluated, seeking to differentiate them. Due to the pattern of secondary metabolites found in M. glomerata and M. laevigata, the chemical profile of the leaves was the characteristic that best differentiated the two species...
September 19, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922681/exercise-training-protects-cardiomyocytes-from-deleterious-effects-of-palmitate
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Marcia Netto Magalhães Alves, Danilo Roman-Campos, Amanda B Parreira, Pedro W M Almeida, Jader Santos Cruz, Silvia Guatimosim, Marco Fabricio Dias-Peixoto
We investigated the effects of palmitate, a high saturated fat, on Ca(2+), action potential and reactive oxygen species dynamics in cardiomyocytes from untrained and trained mice. Male mice were subjected to moderate intensity exercise training on a treadmill. Cardiomyocytes of untrained and trained mice were isolated, treated for 30 min with palmitate and intracellular calcium transient and action potential duration were recorded. Additionally, we assessed reactive oxygen species generation. Treatment of cardiomyocytes from untrained mice with palmitate induced a significant decrease in Ca(2+) transient magnitude by 34%...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918478/an-ibero-american-inter-laboratory-trial-to-evaluate-serological-tests-for-the-detection-of-anti-neospora-caninum-antibodies-in-cattle
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Lucía M Campero, Javier Moreno-Gonzalo, María C Venturini, Gastón Moré, Andrea Dellarupe, Magdalena Rambeaud, Ignacio E Echaide, Beatriz Valentini, Carlos M Campero, Dadín P Moore, Dora B Cano, Marcelo Fort, Rinaldo A Mota, Marcos E Serrano-Martínez, Carlos Cruz-Vázquez, Luis M Ortega-Mora, Gema Álvarez-García
We carried out an inter-laboratory trial to compare the serological tests commonly used for the detection of specific Neospora caninum antibodies in cattle in Ibero-American countries. A total of eight laboratories participated from the following countries: Argentina (n = 4), Brazil (n = 1), Peru (n = 1), Mexico (n = 1), and Spain (n = 1). A blind panel of well-characterized cattle sera (n = 143) and sera representative of the target population (n = 351) was tested by seven in-house indirect fluorescent antibody tests (IFATs 1-7) and three enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs 1-3; two in-house and one commercial)...
September 16, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910965/actinobacteria-phylogenomics-selective-isolation-from-an-iron-oligotrophic-environment-and-siderophore-functional-characterization-unveil-new-desferrioxamine-traits
#11
Pablo Cruz-Morales, Hilda E Ramos-Aboites, Cuauhtémoc Licona-Cassani, Nelly Selem-Mójica, Paulina M Mejía-Ponce, Valeria Souza-Saldívar, Francisco Barona-Gómez
Desferrioxamines are hydroxamate siderophores widely conserved in both aquatic and soil-dwelling Actinobacteria. While the genetic and enzymatic bases of siderophore biosynthesis and their transport in model families of this phylum are well understood, evolutionary studies are lacking. Here, we perform a comprehensive desferrioxamine-centric (des genes) phylogenomic analysis, which includes the genomes of six novel strains isolated from an iron and phosphorous depleted oasis in the Chihuahuan desert of Mexico...
September 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906252/work-productivity-and-activity-impairment-allergic-specific-wpai-as-questionnaire-using-mobile-technology-the-mask-study
#12
J Bousquet, O VandenPlas, M Bewick, S Arnavielhe, A Bedbrook, R Murray, M van Eerd, J Fonseca, M Morais-Almeida, A Todo Bom, A A Cruz, F Sarquis Serpa, J da Silva, E Menditto, G Passalacqua, C Stellato, M T Ventura, D Caimmi, P Demoly, K C Bergmann, T Keil, L Klimek, R Mösges, S Shamai, T Zuberbier, D Larenas-Linnemann, M Rodriguez Gonzalez, M T Burguete Cabañas, D Ryan, A Sheikh, J M Anto, J Mullol, A Valero, M L Kowalski, P Kuna, B Samolinski, P V Tomazic, S Bosnic-Anticevich, R E O Hehir, G De Vries, D Laune
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906011/the-aria-score-of-allergic-rhinitis-using-mobile-technology-correlates-with-quality-of-life-the-mask-study
#13
J Bousquet, S Arnavielhe, A Bedbrook, J Fonseca, M Morais Almeida, A Todo Bom, I Annesi-Maesano, D Caimmi, P Demoly, P Devillier, V Siroux, E Menditto, G Passalacqua, C Stellato, M T Ventura, A A Cruz, F S Serpa, J da Silva, D Larenas-Linnemann, M Rodriguez Gonzalez, M T Burguete Cabañas, K C Bergmann, T Keil, L Klimek, R Mösges, S Shamai, T Zuberbier, M Bewick, D Price, D Ryan, A Sheikh, J M Anto, J Mullol, A Valero, T Haahtela, E Valovirta, W J Fokkens, P Kuna, B Samolinski, C Bindslev-Jensen, E Eller, S Bosnic-Anticevich, R E O'Hehir, P V Tomazic, A Yorgancioglu, B Gemicioglu, C Bachert, P W Hellings, I Kull, E Melén, M Wickman, M van Eerd, G De Vries
Mobile technology has been used to appraise allergic rhinitis control but more data are needed. In order to better assess the importance of mobile technologies in rhinitis control, the ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) score ranging from 0 to 4 of the Allergy Diary was compared with EQ-5D (EuroQuol) and WPAI-AS (Work Productivity and Activity Impairment in allergy) in 1,288 users in 18 countries. This study showed that quality-of-life data (EQ-5D visual analogue scale and WPA-IS Question 9) are similar in users without rhinitis and in those with mild rhinitis (scores 0-2)...
September 14, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905451/gene-edited-human-kidney-organoids-reveal-mechanisms-of-disease-in-podocyte-development
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Yong Kyun Kim, Ido Refaeli, Craig R Brooks, Peifeng Jing, Ramila E Gulieva, Michael R Hughes, Nelly M Cruz, Yannan Liu, Angela J Churchill, Yuliang Wang, Hongxia Fu, Jeffrey W Pippin, Lih Y Lin, Stuart J Shankland, A Wayne Vogl, Kelly M McNagny, Benjamin S Freedman
A critical event during kidney organogenesis is the differentiation of podocytes, specialized epithelial cells that filter blood plasma to form urine. Podocytes derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC-podocytes) have recently been generated in nephron-like kidney organoids, but the developmental stage of these cells and their capacity to reveal disease mechanisms remains unclear. Here we show that hPSC-podocytes phenocopy mammalian podocytes at the capillary loop stage (CLS), recapitulating key features of ultrastructure, gene expression, and mutant phenotype...
September 14, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904377/kleptoplasty-does-not-promote-major-shifts-in-the-lipidome-of-macroalgal-chloroplasts-sequestered-by-the-sacoglossan-sea-slug-elysia-viridis
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Felisa Rey, Elisabete da Costa, Ana M Campos, Paulo Cartaxana, Elisabete Maciel, Pedro Domingues, M Rosário M Domingues, Ricardo Calado, Sónia Cruz
Sacoglossan sea slugs, also known as crawling leaves due to their photosynthetic activity, are highly selective feeders that incorporate chloroplasts from specific macroalgae. These "stolen" plastids - kleptoplasts - are kept functional inside animal cells and likely provide an alternative source of energy to their host. The mechanisms supporting the retention and functionality of kleptoplasts remain unknown. A lipidomic mass spectrometry-based analysis was performed to study kleptoplasty of the sacoglossan sea slug Elysia viridis fed with Codium tomentosum...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902922/molecular-clustering-of-patients-with-diabetes-and-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Francles Blanco-Guillot, Guadalupe Delgado-Sánchez, Norma Mongua-Rodríguez, Pablo Cruz-Hervert, Leticia Ferreyra-Reyes, Elizabeth Ferreira-Guerrero, Mercedes Yanes-Lane, Rogelio Montero-Campos, Miriam Bobadilla-Del-Valle, Pedro Torres-González, Alfredo Ponce-de-León, José Sifuentes-Osornio, Lourdes Garcia-Garcia
INTRODUCTION: Many studies have explored the relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and tuberculosis (TB) demonstrating increased risk of TB among patients with DM and poor prognosis of patients suffering from the association of DM/TB. Owing to a paucity of studies addressing this question, it remains unclear whether patients with DM and TB are more likely than TB patients without DM to be grouped into molecular clusters defined according to the genotype of the infecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacillus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902860/alien-species-pathways-to-the-galapagos-islands-ecuador
#17
M Verónica Toral-Granda, Charlotte E Causton, Heinke Jäger, Mandy Trueman, Juan Carlos Izurieta, Eddy Araujo, Marilyn Cruz, Kerstin K Zander, Arturo Izurieta, Stephen T Garnett
Alien species, one of the biggest threats to natural ecosystems worldwide, are of particular concern for oceanic archipelagos such as Galápagos. To enable more effective management of alien species, we reviewed, collated and analysed all available records of alien species for Galápagos. We also assembled a comprehensive dataset on pathways to and among the Galápagos Islands, including tourist and resident numbers, tourist vessels, their itineraries and visitation sites, aircraft capacity and occupancy, air and sea cargo and biosecurity interceptions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902845/clinical-and-epidemiologic-characteristics-of-dengue-and-other-etiologic-agents-among-patients-with-acute-febrile-illness-puerto-rico-2012-2015
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Kay M Tomashek, Olga D Lorenzi, Doris A Andújar-Pérez, Brenda C Torres-Velásquez, Elizabeth A Hunsperger, Jorge Luis Munoz-Jordan, Janice Perez-Padilla, Aidsa Rivera, Gladys E Gonzalez-Zeno, Tyler M Sharp, Renee L Galloway, Mindy Glass Elrod, Demetrius L Mathis, M Steven Oberste, W Allan Nix, Elizabeth Henderson, Jennifer McQuiston, Joseph Singleton, Cecilia Kato, Carlos García Gubern, William Santiago-Rivera, Jesús Cruz-Correa, Robert Muns-Sosa, Juan D Ortiz-Rivera, Gerson Jiménez, Ivonne E Galarza, Kalanthe Horiuchi, Harold S Margolis, Luisa I Alvarado
Identifying etiologies of acute febrile illnesses (AFI) is challenging due to non-specific presentation and limited availability of diagnostics. Prospective AFI studies provide a methodology to describe the syndrome by age and etiology, findings that can be used to develop case definitions and multiplexed diagnostics to optimize management. We conducted a 3-year prospective AFI study in Puerto Rico. Patients with fever ≤7 days were offered enrollment, and clinical data and specimens were collected at enrollment and upon discharge or follow-up...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902785/predictors-of-pancreatic-cancer-associated-weight-loss-and-nutritional-interventions
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Laura Nemer, Somashekar G Krishna, Zarine K Shah, Darwin L Conwell, Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, Mary Dillhoff, Denis C Guttridge, Alice Hinton, Andrei Manilchuk, Timothy M Pawlik, Carl R Schmidt, Erin E Talbert, Tanios Bekaii-Saab, Phil A Hart
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is often accompanied by weight loss. We sought to characterize factors associated with weight loss and observed nutritional interventions, as well as define the effect of weight loss on survival. METHODS: Consecutive subjects diagnosed with PDAC (N = 123) were retrospectively evaluated. Univariate analysis was used to compare subjects with and without substantial (>5%) weight loss. Multivariate logistic regression was performed to identify factors associated with weight loss, and survival analyses were performed using Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox survival models...
October 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898254/serum-levels-of-adiponectin-and-leptin-as-biomarkers-of-proteinuria-in-lupus-nephritis
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Valeria Diaz-Rizo, David Bonilla-Lara, Laura Gonzalez-Lopez, Dalia Sanchez-Mosco, Nicte S Fajardo-Robledo, Edsaul E Perez-Guerrero, N Alejandra Rodriguez-Jimenez, A Miriam Saldaña-Cruz, M Luisa Vazquez-Villegas, Eduardo Gomez-Bañuelos, Monica Vazquez-Del Mercado, E German Cardona-Muñoz, David Cardona-Muller, Xochitl Trujillo, Miguel Huerta, Mario Salazar-Paramo, Jorge I Gamez-Nava
INTRODUCTION: There are controversial results about the role of serum leptin and adiponectin levels as biomarkers of the severity of proteinuria in lupus nephritis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between serum leptin and adiponectin levels with severity of proteinuria secondary to lupus nephritis (LN). METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 103 women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were evaluated for kidney involvement...
2017: PloS One
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