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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228998/capturing-health-and-eating-status-through-a-nutritional-perception-screening-questionnaire-npsq9-in-a-randomised-internet-based-personalised-nutrition-intervention-the-food4me-study
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Rodrigo San-Cristobal, Santiago Navas-Carretero, Carlos Celis-Morales, Katherine M Livingstone, Barbara Stewart-Knox, Audrey Rankin, Anna L Macready, Rosalind Fallaize, Clare B O'Donovan, Hannah Forster, Clara Woolhead, Marianne C Walsh, Christina P Lambrinou, George Moschonis, Yannis Manios, Miroslaw Jarosz, Hannelore Daniel, Eileen R Gibney, Lorraine Brennan, Thomas E Gundersen, Christian A Drevon, Mike Gibney, Cyril F M Marsaux, Wim H M Saris, Julie A Lovegrove, Lynn J Frewer, John C Mathers, J Alfredo Martinez
BACKGROUND: National guidelines emphasize healthy eating to promote wellbeing and prevention of non-communicable diseases. The perceived healthiness of food is determined by many factors affecting food intake. A positive perception of healthy eating has been shown to be associated with greater diet quality. Internet-based methodologies allow contact with large populations. Our present study aims to design and evaluate a short nutritional perception questionnaire, to be used as a screening tool for assessing nutritional status, and to predict an optimal level of personalisation in nutritional advice delivered via the Internet...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228242/mortality-risk-prediction-in-infective-endocarditis-surgery-reliability-analysis-of-specific-scores
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Laura Varela, Jose López-Menéndez, Ana Redondo, Edmundo Ricardo Fajardo, Javier Miguelena, Tomasa Centella, Miren Martín, Rafael Muñoz, Enrique Navas, Jose Luis Moya, Jorge Rodríguez-Roda
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the prognostic utility of risk scores in surgery for infective endocarditis (IE) to evaluate their reliability in mortality risk prediction. METHODS: An observational retrospective study was developed to include all patients who underwent surgery for active IE from 2002 to 2016. Classical and endocarditis-specific risk scores were calculated. RESULTS: A total of 180 patients were included in the study. The 30-day mortality rate was 26...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226823/multisensory-influence-on-eating-behavior-hedonic-consumption
#3
María Hernández Ruiz de Eguilaz, Blanca Martínez de Morentin Aldabe, Eva Almiron-Roig, Salomé Pérez-Diez, Rodrigo San Cristóbal Blanco, Santiago Navas-Carretero, J Alfredo Martínez
Research in obesity has traditionally focused on prevention strategies and treatments aimed at changing lifestyle habits. However, recent research suggests that eating behavior is a habit regulated not only by homeostatic mechanisms, but also by the hedonic pathway that controls appetite and satiety processes. Cognitive, emotional, social, economic, and cultural factors, as well as organoleptic properties of food, are basic aspects to consider in order to understand eating behavior and its impact on health...
December 6, 2017: Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219156/research-into-food-portion-size-methodological-aspects-and-applications
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REVIEW
Eva Almiron-Roig, Santiago Navas-Carretero, Peter Emery, J Alfredo Martínez
Portion sizes for certain foods have been increasing dramatically in recent years alongside obesity rates, concurring with the phenomenon of the portion size effect (more is consumed when more is offered). Portion size may be defined based on different purposes such as for dietary assessment, or therapeutic advice or food labelling, resulting in a variety of measurement methods and specifications. This situation has resulted in disagreements on establishing portion size recommendations by manufacturers, food distributors, restaurants, health professionals and policy makers, contributing to confusion amongst consumers on the amounts of food to be consumed, and potentially increasing the likelihood of overeating and other obesity-related behaviours...
December 8, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218056/respiratory-burst-oxidase-homolog-gene-a-is-crucial-for-rhizobium-infection-and-nodule-maturation-and-function-in-common-bean
#5
Manoj-Kumar Arthikala, Jesús Montiel, Rosana Sánchez-López, Noreide Nava, Luis Cárdenas, Carmen Quinto
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by respiratory burst oxidase homologs (RBOHs) regulate numerous plant cell processes, including the symbiosis between legumes and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Rapid and transient ROS production was reported after Phaseolus vulgaris root hairs were treated with Nod factors, indicating the presence of a ROS-associated molecular signature in the symbiosis signaling pathway. Rboh is a multigene family containing nine members (RbohA-I) in P. vulgaris. RNA interference of RbohB suppresses ROS production and attenuates rhizobial infection thread (IT) progression in P...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217094/treatment-of-infections-caused-by-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
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Jaime Esteban, Enrique Navas
Nontuberculous mycobacteria are a heterogeneous group of microorganisms that can often cause human infection, although they may also be considered to be contaminants or colonisers on occasions. The management of these infections must necessarily take into account the identification of isolated species and their in vitro susceptibility testing (although not for all of them), as well as the characteristics of the patient, because these treatments are usually prolonged and must be carried out by experts in the management of these infections...
December 4, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212732/the-role-of-rituximab-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-treatment-and-the-potential-utility-of-biosimilars
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REVIEW
Jennifer R Brown, Florence Cymbalista, Jeff Sharman, Ira Jacobs, Pilar Nava-Parada, Anthony Mato
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is managed with observation for asymptomatic or clinically silent disease; pharmacologic intervention is generally required for symptomatic patients with clinically significant adenopathy or cytopenia. In the front-line treatment of CLL, the current standard-of-care includes chemotherapy in combination with an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody (e.g., rituximab, ofatumumab, or obinutuzumab) or ibrutinib as single agent. Despite the evolving treatment paradigm toward targeted therapy, it is likely that rituximab (plus chemotherapy), with or without targeted agents, will retain a significant role in CLL treatment...
December 6, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211619/life-on-the-edge-a-comparative-study-of-ecophysiological-adaptations-of-frogs-to-tropical-semiarid-environments
#8
Catalina Cruz-Piedrahita, Carlos A Navas, Andrew J Crawford
A key goal of ecology and evolution is to understand the relative contributions of environment and history in determining the geographic distribution of organisms. For the Neotropical lowlands, where temperatures are similar across landscapes, we hypothesize that water balance may be a critical but understudied factor in determining the distribution of species. Amphibians are especially sensitive to variation in precipitation due to their permeable skin. Here we focused on lowland frogs of northwestern South America and investigated variation among 17 species in potentially important ecologically relevant performance variables related to water balance, testing for possible adaptations to semiarid conditions within species...
January 2018: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209065/cellular-automaton-models-for-time-correlated-random-walks-derivation-and-analysis
#9
J M Nava-Sedeño, H Hatzikirou, R Klages, A Deutsch
Many diffusion processes in nature and society were found to be anomalous, in the sense of being fundamentally different from conventional Brownian motion. An important example is the migration of biological cells, which exhibits non-trivial temporal decay of velocity autocorrelation functions. This means that the corresponding dynamics is characterized by memory effects that slowly decay in time. Motivated by this we construct non-Markovian lattice-gas cellular automata models for moving agents with memory...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209020/a-genotype-first-approach-identifies-an-intellectual-disability-overweight-syndrome-caused-by-phip-haploinsufficiency
#10
Sandra Jansen, Alexander Hoischen, Bradley P Coe, Gemma L Carvill, Hilde Van Esch, Daniëlle G M Bosch, Ulla A Andersen, Carl Baker, Marijke Bauters, Raphael A Bernier, Bregje W van Bon, Hedi L Claahsen-van der Grinten, Jozef Gecz, Christian Gilissen, Lucia Grillo, Anna Hackett, Tjitske Kleefstra, David Koolen, Malin Kvarnung, Martin J Larsen, Carlo Marcelis, Fiona McKenzie, Marie-Lorraine Monin, Caroline Nava, Janneke H Schuurs-Hoeijmakers, Rolph Pfundt, Marloes Steehouwer, Servi J C Stevens, Connie T Stumpel, Fleur Vansenne, Mirella Vinci, Maartje van de Vorst, Petra de Vries, Kali Witherspoon, Joris A Veltman, Han G Brunner, Heather C Mefford, Corrado Romano, Lisenka E L M Vissers, Evan E Eichler, Bert B A de Vries
Genotype-first combined with reverse phenotyping has shown to be a powerful tool in human genetics, especially in the era of next generation sequencing. This combines the identification of individuals with mutations in the same gene and linking these to consistent (endo)phenotypes to establish disease causality. We have performed a MIP (molecular inversion probe)-based targeted re-sequencing study in 3,275 individuals with intellectual disability (ID) to facilitate a genotype-first approach for 24 genes previously implicated in ID...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208756/neurally-adjusted-ventilatory-assist-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-clinical-experience-and-impact-on-ventilation-pressures
#11
Benjamin Crulli, Mariam Khebir, Baruch Toledano, Suzanne Vobecky, Nancy Poirier, Guillaume Emeriaud
INTRODUCTION: After pediatric cardiac surgery, ventilation with high airway pressures can be detrimental to right ventricular function and pulmonary blood flow. Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) improves patient-ventilator interactions, helping maintain spontaneous ventilation. This study reports our experience with the use of NAVA in children after a cardiac surgery. We hypothesize that using NAVA in this population is feasible and allows for lower ventilation pressures. METHODS: We retrospectively studied all children ventilated with NAVA (invasively or noninvasively) after undergoing cardiac surgery between January 2013 and May 2015 in our pediatric intensive care unit...
December 5, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207608/gsta1-diplotypes-affect-busulfan-clearance-and-toxicity-in-children-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-multicenter-study
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Marc Ansari, Patricia Huezo-Diaz Curtis, Chakradhara Rao S Uppugunduri, Mohammed Aziz Rezgui, Tiago Nava, Vid Mlakar, Laurence Lesne, Yves Théoret, Yves Chalandon, Lee L Dupuis, Tao Schechter, Imke H Bartelink, Jaap J Boelens, Robbert Bredius, Jean-Hugues Dalle, Saba Azarnoush, Petr Sedlacek, Victor Lewis, Martin Champagne, Christina Peters, Henrique Bittencourt, Maja Krajinovic
Busulfan (BU) dose adjustment following therapeutic drug monitoring contributes to better outcome of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Further improvement could be achieved through genotype-guided BU dose adjustments. To investigate this aspect, polymorphism within glutathione S transferase genes were assessed. Particularly, promoter haplotypes of the glutathione S transferase A1 (GSTA1) were evaluated in vitro, with reporter gene assays and clinically, in a pediatric multi-center study (N =138) through association with BU pharmacokinetics (PK) and clinical outcomes...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207228/-clinical-practice-for-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-in-patients-on-renal-replacement-therapy-data-from-a-lombard-survey
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Simonetta Genovesi, Elisa Nava, Alice Pasa, Enzo Corghi, Patrizia Ondei, Elisabetta Marta, Antonio Bellasi, Fabio Malberti, Ugo Teatini, Carlo Maria Guastoni, Leonardo Spatola, Maria Carmen Luise, Renza Tiboldo, Silvio Bertoli, Piergiorgio Messa, Maria Doria, Maurizio Gallieni, Mario Cozzolino, Donatella Spotti, Valeria Sala, Elisabetta Sironi, Giuseppe Boriani
Among dialysis patients, 40% of deaths are due to cardiovascular causes, and 60% of cardiac deaths are due to an arrhythmia. The purpose of this survey, carried out with the organizational support of the Lombard Section of the Italian Society of Nephrology, is to evaluate the frequency and mode of use of non-invasive instruments for the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias in the dialysis centers of Lombardy. Information on the prevalence and type of cardiac devices at December 1, 2016 in this population was also required...
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204758/antiphospholipid-antibodies-steroid-dose-arterial-hypertension-relapses-and-late-onset-predict-organ-damage-in-a-population-of-colombian-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Luis F Pinto-Peñaranda, C Muñoz-Grajales, A F Echeverri Garcia, C J Velásquez-Franco, M A Mesa-Navas, M Zuluaga Quintero, S Herrera-Uribe, J D Márquez-Hernández
Organ damage predicts mortality, increased accrual of detriment, and poor quality of life in systemic lupus erythematosus patients. The objective of this study is to determine the damage-free survival and its predictive factors in a population of Colombian subjects. The method used in this study is the retrospective follow-up of a cohort; damage was measured with SLICC/ACR index. Predictors of impairment were assessed by logistic regression and survival analysis. One hundred sixty-one individuals were included; 28...
December 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204431/efficacy-of-ventilator-waveform-observation-for-detection-of-patient-ventilator-asynchrony-during-niv-a-multicentre-study
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Federico Longhini, Davide Colombo, Lara Pisani, Francesco Idone, Pan Chun, Jonne Doorduin, Liu Ling, Moreno Alemani, Andrea Bruni, Jin Zhaochen, Yu Tao, Weihua Lu, Eugenio Garofalo, Luca Carenzo, Salvatore Maurizio Maggiore, Haibo Qiu, Leo Heunks, Massimo Antonelli, Stefano Nava, Paolo Navalesi
The objective of this study was to assess ability to identify asynchronies during noninvasive ventilation (NIV) through ventilator waveforms according to experience and interface, and to ascertain the influence of breathing pattern and respiratory drive on sensitivity and prevalence of asynchronies. 35 expert and 35 nonexpert physicians evaluated 40 5-min NIV reports displaying flow-time and airway pressure-time tracings; identified asynchronies were compared with those ascertained by three examiners who evaluated the same reports displaying, additionally, tracings of diaphragm electrical activity...
October 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196461/mirna-suppression-of-a-notch-repressor-directs-non-neuronal-fate-in-drosophila-mechanosensory-organs
#16
Joshua Kavaler, Hong Duan, Rajaguru Aradhya, Luis F de Navas, Brian Joseph, Boris Shklyar, Eric C Lai
Although there is abundant evidence that individual microRNA (miRNA) loci repress large cohorts of targets, large-scale knockout studies suggest that most miRNAs are phenotypically dispensable. Here, we identify a rare case of developmental cell specification that is highly dependent on miRNA control of an individual target. We observe that binary cell fate choice in the Drosophila melanogaster peripheral sensory organ lineage is controlled by the non-neuronally expressed mir-279/996 cluster, with a majority of notum sensory organs exhibiting transformation of sheath cells into ectopic neurons...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194833/mutations-in-coq8b-adck4-found-in-patients-with-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-alter-coq8b-function
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Luis Vazquez Fonseca, Mara Doimo, Cristina Calderan, Maria Andrea Desbats, Manuel J Acosta, Cristina Cerqua, Matteo Cassina, Shazia Ashraf, Friedhelm Hildebrandt, Geppo Sartori, Placido Navas, Eva Trevisson, Leonardo Salviati
Mutations in COQ8B cause steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome with variable neurological involvement. In yeast, COQ8 encodes a protein required for coenzyme Q (CoQ) biosynthesis, whose precise role is not clear. Humans harbor two paralogue genes: COQ8A and COQ8B (previously termed ADCK3 and ADCK4). We have found that COQ8B is a mitochondrial matrix protein peripherally associated with the inner membrane. COQ8B can complement a ΔCOQ8 yeast strain when its mitochondrial targeting sequence (MTS) is replaced by a yeast MTS...
December 1, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192382/multimodal-molecular-3d-imaging-for-the-tumoral-volumetric-distribution-assessment-of-folate-based-biosensors
#18
Gerardo J Ramírez-Nava, Clara L Santos-Cuevas, Isaac Chairez, Liliana Aranda-Lara
The aim of this study was to characterize the in vivo volumetric distribution of three folate-based biosensors by different imaging modalities (X-ray, fluorescence, Cerenkov luminescence, and radioisotopic imaging) through the development of a tridimensional image reconstruction algorithm. The preclinical and multimodal Xtreme imaging system, with a Multimodal Animal Rotation System (MARS), was used to acquire bidimensional images, which were processed to obtain the tridimensional reconstruction. Images of mice at different times (biosensor distribution) were simultaneously obtained from the four imaging modalities...
December 1, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187829/multisensory-motion-perception-in-3-4-month-old-infants
#19
Elena Nava, Massimo Grassi, Viola Brenna, Emanuela Croci, Chiara Turati
Human infants begin very early in life to take advantage of multisensory information by extracting the invariant amodal information that is conveyed redundantly by multiple senses. Here we addressed the question as to whether infants can bind multisensory moving stimuli, and whether this occurs even if the motion produced by the stimuli is only illusory. Three- to 4-month-old infants were presented with two bimodal pairings: visuo-tactile and audio-visual. Visuo-tactile pairings consisted of apparently vertically moving bars (the Barber Pole illusion) moving in either the same or opposite direction with a concurrent tactile stimulus consisting of strokes given on the infant's back...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180615/evolutionary-recruitment-of-flexible-esrp-dependent-splicing-programs-into-diverse-embryonic-morphogenetic-processes
#20
Demian Burguera, Yamile Marquez, Claudia Racioppi, Jon Permanyer, Antonio Torres-Méndez, Rosaria Esposito, Beatriz Albuixech-Crespo, Lucía Fanlo, Ylenia D'Agostino, Andre Gohr, Enrique Navas-Perez, Ana Riesgo, Claudia Cuomo, Giovanna Benvenuto, Lionel A Christiaen, Elisa Martí, Salvatore D'Aniello, Antonietta Spagnuolo, Filomena Ristoratore, Maria Ina Arnone, Jordi Garcia-Fernàndez, Manuel Irimia
Epithelial-mesenchymal interactions are crucial for the development of numerous animal structures. Thus, unraveling how molecular tools are recruited in different lineages to control interplays between these tissues is key to understanding morphogenetic evolution. Here, we study Esrp genes, which regulate extensive splicing programs and are essential for mammalian organogenesis. We find that Esrp homologs have been independently recruited for the development of multiple structures across deuterostomes. Although Esrp is involved in a wide variety of ontogenetic processes, our results suggest ancient roles in non-neural ectoderm and regulating specific mesenchymal-to-epithelial transitions in deuterostome ancestors...
November 27, 2017: Nature Communications
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