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Jasmina Ivanišević, Jelena Kotur-Stevuljević, Aleksandra Stefanović, Milica Miljković, Zorana Jelić-Ivanović, Biljana Pejović, Amira Peco-Antić
OBJECTIVES: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is defined as decrease in glomerular filtration rate with increase in serum creatinine (sCr). Perinatal asphyxia (PNA) may be an ethiological factor for AKI with oxidative stress also implicated. Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) has been reported to be decreased in renal diseases. The aim of our study was to evaluate paraoxonase 1 (PON1) and oxidative stress status, their change during the first hours and days of life and the ability of these parameters to discriminate neonates having AKI from those who do not have it...
April 20, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
L Bláhová, J Kohoutek, E Kadlecová, L Kozáková, L Bláha
The beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) is a non-proteinogenic amino acid discussed to be produced by cyanobacteria forming harmful blooms. Since BMAA is suspected etiological agent in neurodegenerative diseases, there is a need to study and validate whether and in what concentrations can BMAA be present in human tissues. The aim of the present study was to validate analytical and extraction procedures for quantification of non-derivatized BMAA in the urine using liquid chromatography and commercial ELISA Kit...
April 17, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
Gian Nicola Bisciotti, Karim Chamari, Emanuele Cena, Giulia Carimati, Piero Volpi
BACKGROUND: The ACL prevention programs are addressed to the control and/or modification of the so-called "modifiable risk factors". All these programs focus on different intervention strategies aimed to decrease the ACL injury risk, particularly in female athletes population. PURPOSE: To furnish an overview of the most used ACL injury prevention program through a narrative review. CONCLUSION: In literature there are many reports on prevention programs whose common denominator is the proper alignment of the lower limb joints and proper motor control during movements that are considered at risk for ACL integrity, as the landing phase after a jump...
October 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
Tomáš Franěk, Karel Kotaška, Richard Průša
BACKGROUND: The homeostasis of essential trace elements such as selenium and manganese may be altered in patients with severe diseases of various etiologies (trauma brain injuries, tumors, leukemias, lymphomas, neurological diseases). METHODS: Concentration of manganese and selenium were determined in cerebrospinal fluid by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry in 50 hospitalized children with various clinical ethiologies including oncological, neurological, and brain related diseases...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Mahmood Akbaryan, Farideh Darabi, Zahra Soltani
Dermatomyositis is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy that cause skin and muscle complications. The ethiology is not understood well yet. Released cytokines including interferon and interleukins are suggested to make inflammatory responses in the skin or muscle. Muscle weakness and skin lesions including heliotrope rash, shawl sign and Gottron's papules are the most common symptoms. A biopsy (muscle or skin) is always the most reliable method for diagnosis. Corticosteroids in association with immunosuppressive agents are used as standard treatment...
December 2016: International Journal of Biomedical Science: IJBS
Frederico Nogueira, Isabel C Gouveia
Chronic wounds, pressure sores, lesions and infections of microbial origin in bedridden, paralyzed or malnutrition patients remain the object of study of many researchers. There are several intrinsic and extrinsic factors involved in the development of these disorders, which are related to the patient's immune system, making it unable to respond effectively to the treatment of the wound. These factors can be properly controlled, giving particular importance to the ethiology and stage of the wound, as well as the time periods corresponding to the replacement of the dressings...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Helena Baptista, Inês Lopes Cardoso
Steinert syndrome, also called myotonic dystrophy type 1, is a genetic disorder with autosomal dominant transmission characterized by myotonia and a multisystemic clinical picture that affects several tissues of the human body. The most common systemic phenotypes are: muscular, cardiac, respiratory, CNS, ocular, gynecological, digestive, orthopedical, as well as cognitive and psychological symptoms (cognitive decline). Muscles involved in voluntary movement are highly affected by myotonia especially distal muscles of upper limbs...
December 23, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
Ivan Ponce, Carmen Aldunate, Lucia Valenzuela, Sofia Sepúlveda, Gilda Garrido, Ulrike Kemmerling, Gonzalo Cabrera, Norbel Galanti
FLAP endonucleases (FEN) are involved both in DNA replication and repair by processing DNA intermediaries presenting a nucleotide flap using its phosphodiesterase activity. In spite of these important functions in DNA metabolism, this enzyme was not yet studied in Trypanosomatids. Trypanosoma cruzi, the ethiological agent of Chagas disease, presents two dividing cellular forms (epimastigote and amastigote) and one non-proliferative, infective form (trypomastigote). The parasite survives DNA damage produced by reactive species generated in its hosts...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
L M Mena Bares, E Carmona Asenjo, M V García Sánchez, E Moreno Ortega, F R Maza Muret, M V Guiote Moreno, A M Santos Bueno, E Iglesias Flores, J M Benítez Cantero, J A Vallejo Casas
Chronic diarrhoea is a common entity in daily clinical practice and it leads to a loss in these patients quality of life. It may be the main symptom of multiple ethiologies including bile acid malabsorption (BAM) which has a comparable prevalence to celiac disease. The BAM results from imbalances in the homeostasis of bile acids in the enterohepatic circulation. It can be a consequence of ileal disease or ileal dysfunction (BAM type i), it can be considered idiopathic or primary (BAM type ii) or associated with other gastrointestinal entities (BAM type iii)...
January 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
Rosario Lucas López, María José Grande Burgos, Antonio Gálvez, Rubén Pérez Pulido
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes a spectrum of diseases from ulcerative colitis (UC) to Crohn's disease (CD). Many studies have addressed the changes in the microbiota of individuals affected by UC and CD. A decrease in biodiversity and depletion of the phyla Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes has been reported, among others. Changes in microbial composition also result in changes in the metabolites generated in the gut from microbial activity that may involve the amount of butyrate and other metabolites such as H2 S being produced...
January 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
Lluis Guirao Cano
OBJECTIVE: Following a transfemoral (TF) amputation, the ability to walk with a prosthesis is the main objective of rehabilitation. The achieved speed of walking is considered a determining factor in the amputee's perception of quality of life. This experimental before-after study evaluates the walking abilities and improvement of important parameters such as gait, walking speed, pain and hours of prosthesis use in transfemoral amputees after placing a novel femoral implant that permits distal weight bearing of the residuum within a socket, adapted for distal load bearing...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Catalina Ibarra, Valentina Herrera, Edith Pérez de Arce, Luis Carlos Gil, Ana María Madrid, Lucía Valenzuela, Caroll J Beltrán
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract characterised by multi-factorial aetiology. In IBS physiopathology are involved diverse factors between them biological, psychosocial, and environmental components which affect the immune activation status of gut mucosa. Among these factors is recognized the intestinal parasitosis. Post-infection IBS (PI-IBS) is recognised as a subgroup of functional disorders whose symptoms onset appear after a symptomatic intestinal infection caused by microbial agents...
June 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
D Lauritano, L Lo Muzio, R M Gaudio, L Lo Russo, D Mucchi, G M Nardi, L Scapoli
Periodontal disease (PD) is one of the prevalent diseases in the adult population. The ethiology of PD has never been completely understood, however, loss of balance between the host immune system and the microbial virulence of PD pathogens may be considered the trigger of PD. In fact, the immune system, activated by microbiological agents, attacks the host and not the biofilm bacteria, causing the destruction of periodontal tissue, alveolar bone and loss of teeth. Parasites may play an important role in the pathology of PD...
April 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Emanuele A Alves, Pedro Brandão, Teresa Magalhães, Félix Carvalho, Ricardo J Dinis-Oliveira
Fatal intoxications are a topic of great relevance in today's society. This study retrospectively reviews fatal intoxication cases autopsied at the northern forensic medicine services of Portugal, between 2001 and 2013. For this purpose, we analyzed postmortem forensic medical reports with positive results for the presence of xenobiotics. A total of 27,778 autopsy reports were analyzed, of which 1,269 cases fulfilled the selection criteria, representing 4.6% of total number of individuals autopsied during the period under analysis...
July 24, 2016: Current Drug Safety
V G Akimkin, A A Kalmykov, R M Aminev, V S Polyakov, S V Artebyakin
The authors defined epidemiological efficacy and safety of the use of bacteriophages(streptococcal, staphylococcal, piobakferiophage multipartial) and bitsillin-5 to reduce tonsillitis morbidityand other respiratory diseases with bacterial etiology in groups of servicemen during their formationagainst increase of seasonal morbidity. The results of the use of these preventive agents were evaluatedby a comparative analysis of this disease in experimental and control groups. In total 510 healthy conscriptswere involved into the study...
February 2016: Voenno-medit︠s︡inskiĭ Zhurnal
Emmanuel Coronel M, Martín Coronel C
In this review we show you all the advances in ethiology, epidemiology, phisiopatology, natural history, clinic aspects, treatment and complications of non alcoholic steatohepatitis.
January 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Károly Acsai, Balázs Ördög, András Varró, Péter P Nánási
Abnormal Ca(2+)homeostasis is often associated with chronic cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, heart failure or cardiac arrhythmias, and typically contributes to the basic ethiology of the disease. Pharmacological targeting of cardiac Ca(2+)handling has great therapeutic potential offering invaluable options for the prevention, slowing down the progression or suppression of the harmful outcomes like life threatening cardiac arrhythmias. In this review we outline the existing knowledge on the involvement of malfunction of the ryanodine receptor and the Na(+)-Ca(2+)exchanger in disturbances of Ca(2+)homeostasis and discuss important proof of concept pharmacological studies targeting these mechanisms in context of hypertension, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias...
May 15, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
Ali Oner, Alper Koksal, Hakan Sofu, Umit S Aykut, Timur Yıldırım, Mehmet A Kaygusuz
OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence of FAI among patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) with the diagnosis of end-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip joint in a tertiary referral centre. DESIGN: A retrospective search of the institutional archive database for patients who had undergone THA between the years 2005 and 2010 was conducted with the analysis of the recorded radiographic images. A total of 1,004 patients including 690 (68...
March 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
S Kovachev, A Ganovska, M Stoyanova
The probiotics are live microorganisms which embedded in adequate quantities have a healthy influence on the recipient. The current local probiotics get on medical practice at the beginning of the last decade and quickly become part of the current therapy of vaginal disbacteriosis and infections. A lot of studies show their microbiological and clinic effectiveness in prevention and treatment of the most met vaginal pathogens, usually together with on after pathogenetic or ethiological treatment. Slow release probiotics are the newest generation of probiotic products...
2015: Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡
Jonathan Esteban-Sánchez, Almudena Rueda-Marcos, Ricardo Sanz-Fernández, Eduardo Martín-Sanz
INTRODUCTION: The presentation of a down-beating nystagmus force to discard vascular pathology of brain and cervical joint with magnetic resonance imagine (MRI). Recent studies support the low profitability of this study and is subjected that this oculomotor sign has a peripheral origin especially when the patient has a benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) with affection of the superior semicircular canal. AIM: To evidence the profitability of MRI in a population of patients with positional down-beating nystagmus...
February 1, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
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