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Irene Fondón, Auxiliadora Sarmiento, Ana Isabel García, María Silvestre, Catarina Eloy, António Polónia, Paulo Aguiar
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Its early diagnosis is extremely important to prevent avoidable deaths. However, malignancy assessment of tissue biopsies is complex and dependent on observer subjectivity. Moreover, hematoxylin and eosin (H&E)-stained histological images exhibit a highly variable appearance, even within the same malignancy level. In this paper, we propose a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) tool for automated malignancy assessment of breast tissue samples based on the processing of histological images...
March 8, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
Jaime Fernández-Sarmiento, Joseph A Carcillo, Claudia M Salinas, Edgar F Galvis, Paula A López, Andrés Jagua-Gualdrón
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate adherence to the sepsis bundle before and after an educational strategy and its impact on hospital stay. DESIGN: A prospective, analytic, before-and-after study of children with severe sepsis and septic shock who presented to the emergency department. SETTING: Carried out from January to December 2014 in the emergency department of a quaternary care hospital. PATIENTS: Of a total of 19,836 children who presented to the emergency department, 4,383 had an infectious pathology, with 203 of these showing severe sepsis and septic shock (124 pre intervention, and 79 post intervention)...
March 14, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Scott A Thomson, Richard L Pyle, Shane T Ahyong, Miguel Alonso-Zarazaga, Joe Ammirati, Juan Francisco Araya, John S Ascher, Tracy Lynn Audisio, Valter M Azevedo-Santos, Nicolas Bailly, William J Baker, Michael Balke, Maxwell V L Barclay, Russell L Barrett, Ricardo C Benine, James R M Bickerstaff, Patrice Bouchard, Roger Bour, Thierry Bourgoin, Christopher B Boyko, Abraham S H Breure, Denis J Brothers, James W Byng, David Campbell, Luis M P Ceríaco, István Cernák, Pierfilippo Cerretti, Chih-Han Chang, Soowon Cho, Joshua M Copus, Mark J Costello, Andras Cseh, Csaba Csuzdi, Alastair Culham, Guillermo D'Elía, Cédric d'Udekem d'Acoz, Mikhail E Daneliya, René Dekker, Edward C Dickinson, Timothy A Dickinson, Peter Paul van Dijk, Klaas-Douwe B Dijkstra, Bálint Dima, Dmitry A Dmitriev, Leni Duistermaat, John P Dumbacher, Wolf L Eiserhardt, Torbjørn Ekrem, Neal L Evenhuis, Arnaud Faille, José L Fernández-Triana, Emile Fiesler, Mark Fishbein, Barry G Fordham, André V L Freitas, Natália R Friol, Uwe Fritz, Tobias Frøslev, Vicki A Funk, Stephen D Gaimari, Guilherme S T Garbino, André R S Garraffoni, József Geml, Anthony C Gill, Alan Gray, Felipe G Grazziotin, Penelope Greenslade, Eliécer E Gutiérrez, Mark S Harvey, Cornelis J Hazevoet, Kai He, Xiaolan He, Stephan Helfer, Kristofer M Helgen, Anneke H van Heteren, Francisco Hita Garcia, Norbert Holstein, Margit K Horváth, Peter H Hovenkamp, Wei Song Hwang, Jaakko Hyvönen, Melissa B Islam, John B Iverson, Michael A Ivie, Zeehan Jaafar, Morgan D Jackson, J Pablo Jayat, Norman F Johnson, Hinrich Kaiser, Bente B Klitgård, Dániel G Knapp, Jun-Ichi Kojima, Urmas Kõljalg, Jenő Kontschán, Frank-Thorsten Krell, Irmgard Krisai-Greilhuber, Sven Kullander, Leonardo Latella, John E Lattke, Valeria Lencioni, Gwilym P Lewis, Marcos G Lhano, Nathan K Lujan, Jolanda A Luksenburg, Jean Mariaux, Jader Marinho-Filho, Christopher J Marshall, Jason F Mate, Molly M McDonough, Ellinor Michel, Vitor F O Miranda, Mircea-Dan Mitroiu, Jesús Molinari, Scott Monks, Abigail J Moore, Ricardo Moratelli, Dávid Murányi, Takafumi Nakano, Svetlana Nikolaeva, John Noyes, Michael Ohl, Nora H Oleas, Thomas Orrell, Barna Páll-Gergely, Thomas Pape, Viktor Papp, Lynne R Parenti, David Patterson, Igor Ya Pavlinov, Ronald H Pine, Péter Poczai, Jefferson Prado, Divakaran Prathapan, Richard K Rabeler, John E Randall, Frank E Rheindt, Anders G J Rhodin, Sara M Rodríguez, D Christopher Rogers, Fabio de O Roque, Kevin C Rowe, Luis A Ruedas, Jorge Salazar-Bravo, Rodrigo B Salvador, George Sangster, Carlos E Sarmiento, Dmitry S Schigel, Stefan Schmidt, Frederick W Schueler, Hendrik Segers, Neil Snow, Pedro G B Souza-Dias, Riaan Stals, Soili Stenroos, R Douglas Stone, Charles F Sturm, Pavel Štys, Pablo Teta, Daniel C Thomas, Robert M Timm, Brian J Tindall, Jonathan A Todd, Dagmar Triebel, Antonio G Valdecasas, Alfredo Vizzini, Maria S Vorontsova, Jurriaan M de Vos, Philipp Wagner, Les Watling, Alan Weakley, Francisco Welter-Schultes, Daniel Whitmore, Nicholas Wilding, Kipling Will, Jason Williams, Karen Wilson, Judith E Winston, Wolfgang Wüster, Douglas Yanega, David K Yeates, Hussam Zaher, Guanyang Zhang, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Hong-Zhang Zhou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: PLoS Biology
Enrique Morales, Marina Alonso, Beatriz Sarmiento, Montserrat Morales
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 13, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Julie J Murcia Mesa, Lizeth G Arias Bolivar, Hugo Alfonso Rojas Sarmiento, Elsa Giovanna Ávila Martínez, César Jaramillo Páez, Mayra Anabel Lara, José Antonio Navío Santos, María Del Carmen Hidalgo López
In this study, the treatment of wastewater coming from a river highly polluted with domestic and industrial effluents was evaluated. For this purpose, series of photocatalysts obtained by ZnO and TiO2 modification were evaluated. The effect of metal addition and Ti precursor (in the case of the titania series) over the physicochemical and photocatalytic properties of the materials obtained was also analyzed. The evaluation of the photocatalytic activity showed that semiconductor modification and precursor used in the materials synthesis are important factors influencing the physicochemical and therefore the photocatalytic properties of the materials obtained...
March 2, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
José Ignacio Vargas, Juan Pablo Arab, Hugo Monrroy, Pilar Labbé, Valeska Sarmiento, Felipe Fuster, Francisco Barrera, Carlos Benitez, Marco Arrese, Francisco Fuster, Alejandro Soza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
Daniel San-Juan, Carlos Ignacio Sarmiento, Katia Márquez González, José Manuel Orenday Barraza
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a reemerged noninvasive cerebral therapy used to treat patients with epilepsy, including focal cortical dysplasia, with controversial results. We present a case of a 28-year-old female with left frontal cortical dysplasia refractory to antiepileptic drugs, characterized by 10-15 daily right tonic hemi-body seizures. The patient received a total of seven sessions of cathodal tDCS (2 mA, 30 min). The first three sessions were applied over three consecutive days, and the remaining four sessions of tDCS were given each at 2-week intervals...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Ruth F Hunter, Kylie Ball, Olga L Sarmiento
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Evgenia-Maria Papaslioti, Rafael Pérez-López, Annika Parviainen, Aguasanta M Sarmiento, José M Nieto, Claudio Marchesi, Antonio Delgado-Huertas, Carlos J Garrido
This research reports the effects of pH increase on contaminant mobility in phosphogypsum leachates by seawater mixing, as occurs with dumpings on marine environments. Acid leachates from a phosphogypsum stack located in the Estuary of Huelva (Spain) were mixed with seawater to achieve gradually pH7. Concentrations of Al, Fe, Cr, Pb and U in mixed solutions significantly decreased with increasing pH by sorption and/or precipitation processes. Nevertheless, this study provides insight into the high contribution of the phosphogypsum stack to the release of other toxic elements (Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd and Sb) to the coastal areas, as 80-100% of their initial concentrations behaved conservatively in mixing solutions with no participation in sorption processes...
February 2018: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Belle Marie Acosta-Bendek, Lucía Patricia Sánchez-Majana, Jennifer Fonseca-Galé, Rocío Posada-Valencia, Mylene Rodríguez-Leyton, Luz Adriana Sarmiento-Rubiano
OBJETIVE: To evaluate the serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D) levels in healthy children under 10 years of the Barranquilla metropolitan area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study in which serum levels of 25-OH-D were analyzed in 360 healthy children from 2014 to 2015. RESULTS: The median value of 25-OH-D serum level was 32.23±8.56 ng/mL; 46.38% of children had vitamin D levels in the insufficient range (<30 ng/mL), while 3...
November 2017: Salud Pública de México
Walid L Shaib, Jeb S Jones, Michael Goodman, Juan M Sarmiento, Shishir K Maithel, Kenneth Cardona, Sujata Kane, Christina Wu, Olatunji B Alese, Bassel F El-Rayes
BACKGROUND: Management of pancreatic cancer (PC) in elderly patients is unknown; clinical trials exclude patients with comorbidities and those of extreme age. This study evaluated treatment patterns and survival outcomes in elderly PC patients using linked Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) and Medicare data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Histology codes 8140, 8500, 8010, 8560, 8490, 8000, 8260, 8255, 8261, 8263, 8020, 8050, 8141, 8144, 8210, 8211, or 8262 in Medicare Parts A and B were identified...
February 14, 2018: Oncologist
Joseph P Fiorellini, Michael R Norton, Kevin WanXin Luan, David Minjoon Kim, Kei Wada, Hector L Sarmiento
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of precise three-dimensional hydroxyapatite printed micro- and macrochannel devices for alveolar ridge augmentation in a canine model. All grafts induced minimal inflammatory and fibrotic reactions. Examination of undecalcified sections revealed that both types of grafts demonstrated bone ingrowth. The majority of the bone growth into the block graft was into the channels, though a portion grew directly into the construct in the form of small bony spicules...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
M Sarmiento, P Ramírez, R Parody, M Q Salas, N Beffermann, V Jara, P Bertín, I Pizarro, C Lorca, E Rivera, M Galleguillos, M Ocqueteau, I Sánchez-Ortega, B Patiño, A Sureda
Autologous stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) is an effective treatment strategy for hematological malignancies. The standard mode of handling hematopoietic progenitors for the autologous procedure (CRYO) consists on its collection and freezing with dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and its subsequent thawing and re-infusion. This process is toxic and expensive. Non-cryopreserved (non-CRYO) is a less expensive mode of auto-HSCT. We designed a comparative study between both strategies performed in two different centers to analyze the short-term complications...
February 13, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
Jose D Meisel, Olga L Sarmiento, Camilo Olaya, Pablo D Lemoine, Juan A Valdivia, Roberto Zarama
Low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) are experiencing a nutritional transition in which the burden of obesity tends to shift towards the lower-socioeconomic status (SES) group. We propose a system dynamics (SD) model for assessing the nutritional stage dynamics of the Colombian urban population by age and SES projected to 2030. This SD model captures the ageing population according to body mass index (BMI) categories and SES. In this model, the transference rates (TRs) between BMI categories by age and SES are estimated using a heuristic based on data obtained from national surveys...
2018: PloS One
Pedro Almendarez-Rangel, Beatriz Morales-Cruzado, Erick Sarmiento-Gómez, Francisco G Pérez-Gutiérrez
Obtaining trap stiffness and calibration of the position detection system is the basis of a force measurement using optical tweezers. Both calibration quantities can be calculated using several experimental methods available in the literature. In most cases, stiffness determination and detection system calibration are performed separately, often requiring procedures in very different conditions, and thus confidence of calibration methods is not assured due to possible changes in the environment. In this work, a new method to simultaneously obtain both the detection system calibration and trap stiffness is presented...
February 1, 2018: Applied Optics
Viviana Sarmiento, Israel Ramirez-Sanchez, Aldo Moreno-Ulloa, Diego Romero-Perez, Daniel Chávez, Miguel Ortiz, Nayelli Najera, Jose Correa-Basurto, Francisco Villarreal, Guillermo Ceballos
To potentially identify proteins that interact (i.e. bind) and may contribute to mediate (-)-epicatechin (Epi) responses in endothelial cells we implemented the following strategy: 1) synthesis of novel Epi derivatives amenable to affinity column use, 2) in silico molecular docking studies of the novel derivatives on G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER), 3) biological assessment of the derivatives on NO production, 4) implementation of an immobilized Epi derivative affinity column and, 5) affinity column based isolation of Epi interacting proteins from endothelial cell protein extracts...
January 23, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Himar Fabelo, Samuel Ortega, Raquel Lazcano, Daniel Madroñal, Gustavo M Callicó, Eduardo Juárez, Rubén Salvador, Diederik Bulters, Harry Bulstrode, Adam Szolna, Juan F Piñeiro, Coralia Sosa, Aruma J O'Shanahan, Sara Bisshopp, María Hernández, Jesús Morera, Daniele Ravi, B Ravi Kiran, Aurelio Vega, Abelardo Báez-Quevedo, Guang-Zhong Yang, Bogdan Stanciulescu, Roberto Sarmiento
Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) allows for the acquisition of large numbers of spectral bands throughout the electromagnetic spectrum (within and beyond the visual range) with respect to the surface of scenes captured by sensors. Using this information and a set of complex classification algorithms, it is possible to determine which material or substance is located in each pixel. The work presented in this paper aims to exploit the characteristics of HSI to develop a demonstrator capable of delineating tumor tissue from brain tissue during neurosurgical operations...
February 1, 2018: Sensors
Baisuo Zhao, Qingping Hu, Xiaomeng Guo, Ziya Liao, Felipe Sarmiento, Noha M Mesbah, Yanchun Yan, Jun Li, Juergen Wiegel
An obligately aerobic extremely halophilic alkalithermophilic archaeon, strain JW/NM-HA 15T, was isolated from the sediments of Wadi An Natrun in Egypt. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA and rpoB' gene sequences indicated that it belongs to the family Natrialbaceae of the order Natrialbales. The closest relatives were Natronolimnobius baerhuensis IHC-005T and Natronolimnobius innermongolicus N-1311T (95.3 and 94.5 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, respectively). Genome relatedness between strain JW/NM-HA 15T and its neighbours was evaluated using average nucleotide identity, digital DNA-DNA hybridization and average amino acid identity with the values of 75...
February 2018: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Sandra Tapial, Daniel Rueda, María Arriba, Juan Luis García, Lorena Brandáriz, Jessica Pérez, Yolanda Rodríguez, Damián García-Olmo, Rogelio González-Sarmiento, Miguel Urioste, José Perea
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
I Palacios-Álvarez, R González-Sarmiento, E Fernández-López
Gorlin syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations in the sonic hedgehog signaling pathway. Of particular importance is the PTCH1 gene. The disease is characterized by the development of multiple basal cell carcinomas at young ages. These tumors may present with other skin manifestations such as palmoplantar pits and with extracutaneous manifestations such as odontogenic keratocysts and medulloblastoma. Although the dermatologist may be key for recognizing clinical suspicion of the syndrome, a multidisciplinary team is usually necessary for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up...
January 17, 2018: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
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