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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915426/impact-of-a-medication-therapy-management-service-on-the-clinical-status-of-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Kirla B Detoni, Isabela V Oliveira, Mariana M G Nascimento, Thaís R Caux, Mateus R Alves, Djenane Ramalho-de-Oliveira
Background At this moment, there is no information in the literature showing the impact of comprehensive medication management (CMM) service delivered to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Objective This study aims to present the clinical outcomes of this service provided to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Settings Public specialty pharmacy where high cost drug treatments are provided for medical conditions not covered by the primary care such as COPD, located in Minas Gerais State, Brazil...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915185/anti-inflammatory-analgesic-and-anti-tumor-properties-of-gold-nanoparticles
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Raimundo Fernandes de Araújo, Aurigena Antunes de Araújo, Jonas Bispo Pessoa, Franscisco Paulo Freire Neto, Gisele Ribeiro da Silva, Ana Luiza C S Leitão Oliveira, Thaís Gomes de Carvalho, Heloiza F O Silva, Mateus Eugênio, Celso Sant'Anna, Luiz H S Gasparotto
BACKGROUND: Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) are regarded as potential platforms for drug delivery. However, their interaction with live organisms must be understood prior to their utilization as drug carriers. The present study reports the anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-tumor effects of GNPs. The biodistribution of GNPs and their effect on various tissues have also been studied. METHODS: GNPs were synthesized through an environmentally friendly route and characterized with TEM and UV-vis...
September 21, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914118/blue-lymphangitis-of-the-breast-after-breast-cancer-case-report
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Alexandra Arfi, Alice Clavier, Jean F Honart, Samy Ammari, Zahira Merabet, Christine Mateus, Julia Arfi-Rouche
Carcinomatous lymphangitis accounts for 5% of all skin metastases, but blue lymphangitis of the breast has never been described. We report a case of blue lymphangitis of the breast in a patient 11 years after treatment for ipsilateral breast cancer that was in full remission. Breast examination and imaging showed no other abnormalities. Skin biopsy revealed a carcinomatous-pigmented infiltration corresponding to melanoma metastasis, which helped highlight a primitive right flank injury. This case report emphasizes that a full body exam should always be performed with unusual presentation of breast cancer and reiterates the indispensable place of histology before any diagnosis...
December 3, 2016: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901261/imaging-findings-in-faciobrachial-dystonic-seizures-associated-with-lgi-1-antibodies
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Ronnyson Susano Grativvol, Mateus Mistieri Simabukuro, Raphael Ribeiro Spera, Wagner Cid Palmeira Cavalcante, Hugo Henrique Soares Araújo, Daniel Sakuno, Leandro Tavares Lucato, Lécio Figueira Pinto, Luiz Henrique Martins Castro, Ricardo Nitrini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901190/feeding-preference-of-plutella-xylostella-for-leaves-treated-with-plant-extracts
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Irys F S Couto, Mateus L Fuchs, Fabrício F Pereira, Munir Mauad, Silvana P Q Scalon, Daiane M Dresch, Rosilda M Mussury
Plutella xylostella L. is one of the main agents to cause damages to plants of Brassica genus, provoking negative impacts in cultures. The use of botanical extracts in plants protection has been related in literature, however, their use in the species analyzed in this study is not yet reported. We assessed the effect of aqueous and methanolic extracts of the species: Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Pink Pepper), Annona coriacea Mart. (Araticum), Duguetia furfuracea (A. St.-Hil.) Benth. & Hook. (Pindaúva do campo) and Trichilia silvatica C...
2016: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899575/ensembl-2017
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Bronwen L Aken, Premanand Achuthan, Wasiu Akanni, M Ridwan Amode, Friederike Bernsdorff, Jyothish Bhai, Konstantinos Billis, Denise Carvalho-Silva, Carla Cummins, Peter Clapham, Laurent Gil, Carlos García Girón, Leo Gordon, Thibaut Hourlier, Sarah E Hunt, Sophie H Janacek, Thomas Juettemann, Stephen Keenan, Matthew R Laird, Ilias Lavidas, Thomas Maurel, William McLaren, Benjamin Moore, Daniel N Murphy, Rishi Nag, Victoria Newman, Michael Nuhn, Chuang Kee Ong, Anne Parker, Mateus Patricio, Harpreet Singh Riat, Daniel Sheppard, Helen Sparrow, Kieron Taylor, Anja Thormann, Alessandro Vullo, Brandon Walts, Steven P Wilder, Amonida Zadissa, Myrto Kostadima, Fergal J Martin, Matthieu Muffato, Emily Perry, Magali Ruffier, Daniel M Staines, Stephen J Trevanion, Fiona Cunningham, Andrew Yates, Daniel R Zerbino, Paul Flicek
Ensembl (www.ensembl.org) is a database and genome browser for enabling research on vertebrate genomes. We import, analyse, curate and integrate a diverse collection of large-scale reference data to create a more comprehensive view of genome biology than would be possible from any individual dataset. Our extensive data resources include evidence-based gene and regulatory region annotation, genome variation and gene trees. An accompanying suite of tools, infrastructure and programmatic access methods ensure uniform data analysis and distribution for all supported species...
November 28, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899335/design-and-characterization-of-plasmids-encoding-antigenic-peptides-of-aha1-from-aeromonas-hydrophila-as-prospective-fish-vaccines
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Pradipta R Rauta, Bismita Nayak, Gabriel A Monteiro, Marília Mateus
The current investigation aimed at designing DNA vaccines against Aeromonas hydrophila infections. The DNA vaccine candidates were designed to express two antigenic outer membrane protein (Aha1) peptides and to be delivered by a nanoparticle-based delivery system. Gene sequences of conserved regions of antigenic Aha1 [aha1(211-381), aha1(211-381)opt, aha1(703-999) and aha1(703-999)opt] were cloned into pVAX-GFP expression vector. The selected DNA vaccine candidates were purified from E. coli DH5α and transfected into Chinese hamster ovary cells...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895597/corrigendum-pacemaking-property-of-rvlm-presympathetic-neurons
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Daniela Accorsi-Mendonça, Melina P da Silva, George M P R Souza, Ludmila Lima-Silveira, Marlusa Karlen-Amarante, Mateus R Amorim, Carlos E L Almado, Davi J A Moraes, Benedito H Machado
[This corrects the article on p. 424 in vol. 7, PMID: 27713705.].
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893223/intervention-with-the-mother-infant-relationship-reduces-cell-proliferation-in-the-locus-coeruleus-of-female-rat-pups
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Elisa Cristiana Winkelmann Duarte, Márcia Scherem de Azevedo, Gabriela Augusta Mateus Pereira, Marilda da Cruz Fernandes, Aldo Bolten Lucion
The Locus Coeruleus (LC) is a noradrenergic nucleus involved in several neuroendocrine and behavioral functions. During the neonatal period, the LC is critical for olfactory learning. Full development occurs during the early postnatal period. Environmental interventions after birth may affect neurogenesis. In rats, the neonatal handling procedure has been used as a model to analyze the effects of environmental intervention early in life. It has been related to several long-lasting behavioral and neuroendocrine changes...
November 28, 2016: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872844/fabrication-of-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffolds-reinforced-with-cellulose-nanofibers-with-and-without-the-addition-of-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticles
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Pedro Morouço, Sara Biscaia, Tânia Viana, Margarida Franco, Cândida Malça, Artur Mateus, Carla Moura, Frederico C Ferreira, Geoffrey Mitchell, Nuno M Alves
Biomaterial properties and controlled architecture of scaffolds are essential features to provide an adequate biological and mechanical support for tissue regeneration, mimicking the ingrowth tissues. In this study, a bioextrusion system was used to produce 3D biodegradable scaffolds with controlled architecture, comprising three types of constructs: (i) poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) matrix as reference; (ii) PCL-based matrix reinforced with cellulose nanofibers (CNF); and (iii) PCL-based matrix reinforced with CNF and hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (HANP)...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863116/a-quinacrine-analogue-selective-against-gastric-cancer-cells-insight-from-biochemical-and-biophysical-studies
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Ana Gomes, Iva Fernandes, Cátia Teixeira, Nuno Mateus, M J Sottomayor, Paula Gomes
One of the earliest synthetic antimalarial drugs, quinacrine, was recently reported as interesting for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. Inspired by this and similar findings, we evaluated a set of quinacrine analogues against gastric (MKN-28), colon (Caco-2), and breast (MFC-7) cancer cell lines and one normal human fibroblast cell line (HFF-1). All the compounds, previously developed by us as dual-stage antimalarial leads, displayed antiproliferative activity, and one of the set stood out as selective toward the gastric cancer cell line, MKN-28...
November 14, 2016: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849640/rapidly-progressive-dementia-prevalence-and-causes-in-a-neurologic-unit-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-brazil
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Adalberto Studart Neto, Herval R Soares Neto, Mateus M Simabukuro, Davi J F Solla, Márcia R R Gonçalves, Ida Fortini, Luiz H M Castro, Ricardo Nitrini
BACKGROUND: Rapidly progressive dementia (RPD) is usually associated with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a fatal condition. Current advances in the understanding of immune-mediated diseases allow the diagnosis of previously unrecognized treatable RPDs. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: The objective of the study was to describe the prevalence and causes of RPD in a neurology service, identifying potentially reversible causes. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional evaluation of all patients admitted to the neurology unit of a tertiary hospital in Brazil between March 2012 and February 2015...
November 15, 2016: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844290/potentiation-of-paclitaxel-induced-pain-syndrome-in-mice-by-angiotensin-i-converting-enzyme-inhibition-and-involvement-of-kinins
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Indiara Brusco, Cássia Regina Silva, Gabriela Trevisan, Camila de Campos Velho Gewehr, Flávia Karine Rigo, Lidia La Rocca Tamiozzo, Mateus Fortes Rossato, Raquel Tonello, Gerusa Duarte Dalmolin, Daniela de Almeida Cabrini, Marcus Vinícius Gomez, Juliano Ferreira, Sara Marchesan Oliveira
Paclitaxel is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat solid tumours. However, it causes an acute and neuropathic pain syndrome that limits its use. Among the mechanisms involved in neuropathic pain caused by paclitaxel is activation of kinin receptors. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors can enhance kinin receptor signalling. The goal of this study was to evaluate the role of kinins on paclitaxel-associated acute pain syndromes (P-APS) and the effect of ACE inhibition on P-APS and paclitaxel-associated chronic peripheral neuropathy (P-CPN) in mice...
November 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844288/methylphenidate-decreases-atp-levels-and-impairs-glutamate-uptake-and-na-k-atpase-activity-in-juvenile-rat-hippocampus
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Felipe Schmitz, Paula Pierozan, André F Rodrigues, Helena Biasibetti, Mateus Grings, Bruna Zanotto, Daniella M Coelho, Carmen R Vargas, Guilhian Leipnitz, Angela T S Wyse
The study of the long-term neurological consequences of early exposure with methylphenidate (MPH) is very important since this psychostimulant has been widely misused by children and adolescents who do not meet full diagnostic criteria for ADHD. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of early chronic exposure with MPH on amino acids profile, glutamatergic and Na(+),K(+)-ATPase homeostasis, as well as redox and energy status in the hippocampus of juvenile rats. Wistar male rats received intraperitoneal injections of MPH (2...
November 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836854/a-novel-spectroscopically-determined-pharmacodynamic-biomarker-for-skin-toxicity-in-cancer-patients-treated-with-targeted-agents
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Antoine Azan, Peter J Caspers, Tom C Bakker Schut, Séverine Roy, Céline Boutros, Christine Mateus, Emilie Routier, Benjamin Besse, David Planchard, Atmane Seck, Nyam Kamsu-Kom, Gorana Tomasic, Senada Koljenović, Vincent Noordhoek Hegt, Texier Matthieu, Emilie Lanoy, Alexander M Eggermont, Angelo Paci, Caroline Robert, Gerwin J Puppels, Lluis M Mir
Raman spectroscopy is a non-invasive and label-free optical technique that provides detailed information about the molecular composition of a sample. In this study, we evaluated the potential of Raman spectroscopy to predict skin toxicity due to tyrosine-kinase inhibitors treatment. We acquired Raman spectra of skin of patients undergoing treatment with MEK, EGFR or BRAF inhibitors which are known to induce severe skin toxicity; for this pilot study, three patients were included for each inhibitor. Our algorithm, based on Partial Least Squares-Discriminant Analysis (PLS-DA) and cross-validation by bootstrapping, discriminated to variable degrees spectra from patient suffering and not suffering cutaneous adverse events...
November 11, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833948/structure-and-stability-of-neutral-al-mg-nanoclusters-up-to-55-atoms
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Mateus A M Paiva, Bárbara M T C Peluzo, Jadson C Belchior, Breno R L Galvão
The geometries of aluminum-magnesium nanoalloys are explored using a genetic algorithm applied to the Gupta potential function and tuned to search for the 10 lowest energy minima for each cluster size and composition. Each structure is re-optimized using density functional theory calculations, allowing both a classical and quantum analysis of the system. Average binding energies, excess energies and HOMO-LUMO gaps are calculated. Differences between classical and quantum descriptions are discussed. The results reveal structures that are particularly stable, and a discussion on magic numbers of valence electrons is presented...
November 11, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831804/reply-measuring-airway-mucin-2-in-patients-with-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-bacterial-colonization
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Oriol Sibila, Eder F Mateus, Marcos I Restrepo, James D Chalmers, Silvia Vidal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829462/immunomodulation-in-the-canine-endometrium-by-uteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Sofia Henriques, Elisabete Silva, Marta F Silva, Sandra Carvalho, Patrícia Diniz, Luís Lopes-da-Costa, Luisa Mateus
This study was designed to evaluate the role of E. coli α-hemolysin (HlyA) in the pathogenesis of canine pyometra, and on the immune response of canine endometrial epithelial and stromal cells. In Experiment 1, the clinical, hematological, biochemical and uterine histological characteristics of β-hemolytic and non-hemolytic E. coli pyometra bitches were compared. More (p < 0.05) metritis cases were observed in β-hemolytic E. coli pyometra uteri than in non-hemolytic E. coli pyometra uteri. β-hemolytic E...
November 9, 2016: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825293/translation-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-clinimetric-testing-of-instruments-used-to-assess-patients-with-ankle-sprain-in-the-brazilian-population
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Ronaldo Alves da Cunha, Fuad Ahmad Hazime, Maria Cecília da Silva Martins, Mateus Ferreira, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Benno Ejnisman
Study Design Clinical measurement study. Background Ankle sprain is a common condition. Therefore, translated, culturally adapted, and clinimetrically tested instruments for measuring the ankle are needed. Objectives To translate and cross-culturally adapt the Sports Athlete Foot and Ankle Score (SAFAS) and the global rating of change (GROC) into Brazilian Portuguese. This study also aimed to test the measurement properties of the SAFAS, the GROC, and the existing Brazilian-Portuguese versions of the numeric pain-rating scale (NPRS) and the ankle-hindfoot scale of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) in a group with ankle sprain...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807787/inbred-mice-strain-shows-neurobehavioral-changes-when-exposed-to-tannery-effluent
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Joyce Moreira de Souza, Wellington Alves Mizael da Silva, Bruna de Oliveira Mendes, Abraão Tiago Batista Guimarães, Aline Sueli de Lima Rodrigues, Mateus Flores Montalvão, Dieferson da Costa Estrela, Anderson Rodrigo da Silva, Guilherme Malafaia
The bovine leather processing (tanning industries) stands as a generating activity of potentially toxic waste. The emission of untreated effluents into the environment may cause serious harm to human and environmental health. Nevertheless, few studies have investigated the possible effects of intake of these effluents in experimental mammalian models. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the neurobehavioral effects of chronic intake of different tannery effluent concentrations diluted with water (0.1, 1, and 5%) in male C57BL/6J mice...
November 2, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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