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Bárbara A Milaneze, Jairo P Oliveira, Ingrid Augusto, Wanderson J Keijok, Andressa S Côrrea, Débora M Ferreira, Otalíbio C Nunes, Rita de Cássia R Gonçalves, Rodrigo R Kitagawa, Vinícius G Celante, André Romero da Silva, Ana Claudia H Pereira, Denise C Endringer, Ricardo P Schuenck, Marco C C Guimarães
The development of new routes and strategies for nanotechnology applications that only employ green synthesis has inspired investigators to devise natural systems. Among these systems, the synthesis of gold nanoparticles using plant extracts has been actively developed as an alternative, efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally safe method for producing nanoparticles, and this approach is also suitable for large-scale synthesis. This study reports reproducible and completely natural gold nanocrystals that were synthesized using Virola oleifera extract...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
Mariana G Lima, Vinícius M Tunholi-Alves, Fabrício N Gaudêncio, Florence G Martins, Rosane N Castro, Silvana C Thiengo, Juberlan S Garcia, Arnaldo Maldonado, Jairo Pinheiro
Angiostrongylus cantonensis is considered the main agent responsible for human eosinophilic meningoencephalitis. This parasite has low specificity for mollusk hosts and it can also use aquatic snails as auxiliary hosts. Studies based on the metabolic profile of Biomphalaria spp. infected by A. cantonensis have been conducted to observe parasite-host interactions. In the present study, the glucose content in the hemolymph and glycogen content in the digestive gland and cephalopedal mass of Biomphalaria tenagophila and Biomphalaria straminea experimentally infected by A...
October 12, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
Joseph P Fiorellini, Sven Glindmann, Jairo Salcedo, Hans-Peter Weber, Chang-Joo Park, Hector L Sarmiento
Osteopontin (OPN) and an OPN-derived synthetic peptide, OC-1016, have demonstrated their potential to enhance osseointegration in vitro. The purpose of this study was to evaluate bone-to-implant contact (BIC) and surrounding bone density (BD) of implants coated with either recombinant human OPN (rhOPN) or OC-1016 as compared with noncoated titanium plasma sprayed (TPS) surface in a canine model. Histomorphometric analysis revealed that at 4 weeks, %BIC and %BD of coated implants were significantly higher than those of noncoated TPS implants...
November 2016: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
Camila Albuquerque Melo de Carvalho, Daniela Pretti da Cunha Tirapelli, Andressa Romualdo Rodrigues, Fermino Sanches Lizarte, Paulo Cézar Novais, Jairo Pinheiro Silva, Carlos Gilberto Carlotti, Benedicto Oscar Colli, Luís Fernando Tirapelli
PURPOSE: To evaluated histopathological changes, morphometric and expression of proteins CASPASE-3, BCL-2 and XIAP related to apoptosis in the cerebellum after induction of temporary focal cerebral ischemia followed by reperfusion, with or without a model of chronic alcoholism. METHODS: Fifty Wistar rats were used and divided into: control group (C), sham group (S), ischemic group (I), alcoholic group (A), and ischemic and alcoholic group (IA). The cerebellum samples collected were stained for histopathological and morphometric analysis and immunohistochemistry study...
September 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
Ashish Chogle, Carlo A Velasco-Benitez, Ilan J Koppen, Jairo E Moreno, Carmen R Ramírez Hernández, Miguel Saps
OBJECTIVE: To perform a population-based study with Rome III criteria to describe the prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children in Colombia. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a multicity cross-sectional study to investigate the epidemiology of FGIDs in children 0-48 months of age using the Rome III criteria in Colombia. Children with organic medical diseases were excluded. Parents provided demographic information and completed the Spanish version of the Questionnaire on Pediatric Gastrointestinal Symptoms for Infants & Toddlers...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Jairo A Diaz, Mauricio F Murillo, Jhonan A Mendoza, Ana M Barreto, Lina S Poveda, Lina K Sanchez, Laura C Poveda, Katherine T Mora
Emergent biological responses develop via unknown processes dependent on physical collision. In hypoxia, when the tissue architecture collapses but the geometric core is stable, actin cytoskeleton filament components emerge, revealing a hidden internal order that identifies how each molecule is reassembled into the original mold, using one common connection, i.e., a fractal self-similarity that guides the system from the beginning in reverse metamorphosis, with spontaneous self-assembly of past forms that mimics an embryoid phenotype...
2016: American Journal of Stem Cells
Marcelo C Batista, Carlos E S Ferreira, Adriana C L Fauhaber, Jairo T Hidal, Simão A Lottemberg, Cristóvão L P Mangueira
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October 8, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Antonio Luiz de Vasconcellos Macedo, Jairo Tabacow Hidal, Wagner Marcondes, Fernando Concilio Mauro
Postprandial symptoms of neuroglycopenia after bariatric surgery may result as a consequence of endogenous hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia (nesidioblastosis) not dumping syndrome. Pancreatectomy is an acceptable treatment for this condition. We present the video of a case of near-total distal robotic pancreactectomy for the treatment of nesidioblastosis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Robotic pancreatectomy is an alternative to the treatment of nesidioblastosis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
October 7, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Andréia P Andrade, Suzy D B Pacheco, Fabricio Q Silva, Luiz M L Pinheiro, Jairo A A Castro, Carlos E M Amaral, Renata B Hermes, Benedikt Fischer, João R R Pinho, José Alexandre R Lemos, Aldemir B Oliveira-Filho
South America is considered to have a low prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, although areas with a relatively high prevalence have been identified in northern Brazil. Few epidemiological studies of populations at risk of HBV infection are available for this region. Given this, in the present study, we investigated the prevalence of HBV and the factors associated with infection among illicit drug users (DUs) in the Marajó Archipelago, northern Brazil. In this cross-sectional study, we collected samples and epidemiological information from DUs in 11 municipalities of the Marajó Archipelago...
October 7, 2016: Archives of Virology
Juan-Miguel Gil-Jaurena, Ramón Pérez-Caballero, Ana Pita-Fernández, María-Teresa González-López, Jairo Sánchez, Juan-Carlos De Agustín
BACKGROUND: Mid-line sternotomy is the commonest incision for cardiac surgery. Alternative approaches are becoming fashionable in many centres, amidst some reluctance because of learning curves and overall complexity. Our recent experience in starting a new program on minimally invasive pediatric cardiac surgery is presented. The rationale for a stepwise onset and the short-medium term results for a three-year span are displayed. METHODS: A three-step schedule is planned: First, an experienced surgeon (A) starts performing simple cases...
July 2016: Translational pediatrics
Jairo Andres Fonseca, Monica Cabrera-Mora, Balwan Singh, Joseli Oliveira-Ferreira, Josué da Costa Lima-Junior, J Mauricio Calvo-Calle, Jose Manuel Lozano, Alberto Moreno
The most widespread Plasmodium species, Plasmodium vivax, poses a significant public health threat. An effective vaccine is needed to reduce global malaria burden. Of the erythrocytic stage vaccine candidates, the 19 kDa fragment of the P. vivax Merozoite Surface Protein 1 (PvMSP119) is one of the most promising. Our group has previously defined several promiscuous T helper epitopes within the PvMSP1 protein, with features that allow them to bind multiple MHC class II alleles. We describe here a P. vivax recombinant modular chimera based on MSP1 (PvRMC-MSP1) that includes defined T cell epitopes genetically fused to PvMSP119...
October 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
Beatriz Parra, Jairo Lizarazo, Jorge A Jiménez-Arango, Andrés F Zea-Vera, Guillermo González-Manrique, José Vargas, Jorge A Angarita, Gonzalo Zuñiga, Reydmar Lopez-Gonzalez, Cindy L Beltran, Karen H Rizcala, Maria T Morales, Oscar Pacheco, Martha L Ospina, Anupama Kumar, David R Cornblath, Laura S Muñoz, Lyda Osorio, Paula Barreras, Carlos A Pardo
Background Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been linked to the Guillain-Barré syndrome. From November 2015 through March 2016, clusters of cases of the Guillain-Barré syndrome were observed during the outbreak of ZIKV infection in Colombia. We characterized the clinical features of cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome in the context of this ZIKV infection outbreak and investigated their relationship with ZIKV infection. Methods A total of 68 patients with the Guillain-Barré syndrome at six Colombian hospitals were evaluated clinically, and virologic studies were completed for 42 of the patients...
October 5, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Jairo Amaya-Guio, David Andres Viveros-Carreño, Eloisa Mercedes Sierra-Barrios, Mercy Yolima Martinez-Velasquez, Carlos F Grillo-Ardila
BACKGROUND: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection that has a prevalence between 10% to 50% worlwide. BV results in an imbalance of the normal vaginal flora. Microorganisms associated with BV have been isolated from the normal flora of the male genital tract, and their presence could be related to the recurrence of BV after antibiotic treatment. Therefore, the treatment of sexual partners could decrease the recurrence of infection and possibly the burden of the disease. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness in women and the safety in men of concurrent antibiotic treatment for the sexual partners of women treated for BV...
October 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jairo Hernández, Adela Rodríguez-Fuentes, Maria Puopolo, Angela Palumbo
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the automatic measurement of follicular volume by three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound can predict the number of mature oocytes retrieved. A prospective cohort study including 47 women undergoing in vitro fertilization was conducted in a private fertility center. Follicular growth was monitored both manually and automatically using 3D scanning with SonoAVC on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration. Regression analysis showed that under a standard protocol for hCG administration, the count of mature oocytes is well predicted by a multivariate model including the counts of follicles in the volume classes 2...
September 29, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
Martín O Pereyra, Molly C Womack, J Sebastián Barrionuevo, Boris L Blotto, Diego Baldo, Mariane Targino, Jhon Jairo Ospina-Sarria, Juan M Guayasamin, Luis A Coloma, Kim L Hoke, Taran Grant, Julián Faivovich
Most anurans possess a tympanic middle ear (TME) that transmits sound waves to the inner ear; however, numerous species lack some or all TME components. To understand the evolution of these structures, we undertook a comprehensive assessment of their occurrence across anurans and performed ancestral character state reconstructions. Our analysis indicates that the TME was completely lost at least 38 independent times in Anura. The inferred evolutionary history of the TME is exceptionally complex in true toads (Bufonidae), where it was lost in the most recent common ancestor, preceding a radiation of >150 earless species...
September 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
Jairo Patiño, Jian Wang, Matt A M Renner, S Robbert Gradstein, Benjamin Laenen, Nicolas Devos, A Jonathan Shaw, Alain Vanderpoorten
Why some species exhibit larger geographical ranges than others, and to what extent does variation in range size affect diversification rates, remains a fundamental, but largely unanswered question in ecology and evolution. Here, we implement phylogenetic comparative analyses and ancestral area estimations in Radula, a liverwort genus of Cretaceous origin, to investigate the mechanisms that explain differences in geographical range size and diversification rates among lineages. Range size was phylogenetically constrained in the two sub-genera characterized by their almost complete Australasian and Neotropical endemicity, respectively...
September 21, 2016: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Aurélie Désamoré, Jairo Patiño, Patrick Mardulyn, Stuart F Mcdaniel, Florian Zanatta, Benjamin Laenen, Alain Vanderpoorten
Paleontological evidence and current patterns of angiosperm species richness suggest that European biota experienced more severe bottlenecks than North American ones during the last glacial maximum. How well this pattern fits other plant species is less clear. Bryophytes offer a unique opportunity to contrast the impact of the last glacial maximum in North America and Europe because about 60% of the European bryoflora is shared with North America. Here, we use population genetic analyses based on approximate Bayesian computation on eight amphi-Atlantic species to test the hypothesis that North American populations were less impacted by the last glacial maximum, exhibiting higher levels of genetic diversity than European ones and ultimately serving as a refugium for the postglacial recolonization of Europe...
September 23, 2016: Molecular Ecology
Perla Villani Borges, Katelim Hottz Moret, Raghavendra Nulgumnalli Manjunathaiah, Thadeu Estevam Maramaldo Costa, Ana Paula Monteiro, Alan Brito Carneiro, Patrícia Pacheco, Jairo Ramos Temerozo, Dumith Chequer Bou-Habib, Maria das Graças Henriques, Carmen Penido
Activation of toll-like receptors (TLRs) by pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) triggers an innate immune response, via cytokine production and inflammasome activation. Herein, we have investigated the modulatory effect of the natural limonoid gedunin on TLR activation in vitro and in vivo. Intraperitoneal (i.p.) pre- and post-treatments of C57BL/6 mouse with gedunin impaired the influx of mononuclear cells, eosinophils and neutrophils, as well as the production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-6 and nitric oxide (NO), triggered by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in mouse pleura...
September 15, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Jairo Lizarazo, María Fernanda Castellanos, Claudia Rosa Omaña, Miguel Chaín, Sergio Villamizar
We present the case of a previously healthy 44-years-old man with chickenpox, severe thrombocytopenia, mucosal hemorrhage, and intracerebral hemorrhage in the right hemisphere. The patient was treated with platelets and high doses of steroids. He recovered although with persistent left homonymous hemianopsia and epilepsy, which were controlled with medication.
2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
Ana M Olave, Jairo A Mesa, Jorge H Botero, Edwin B Patiño, Gisela M García, Juan F Alzate
INTRODUCTION: Toxocara canis is a pathogenic nematode of canines which can be accidentally transmitted to humans. Although serology is the most important diagnostic tool for this zoonosis, diagnostic kits use crude excretion/secretion antigens, most of them being glycoproteins which are not species-specific and may cross-react with antibodies generated against other parasites.  OBJECTIVES: To produce the rTES-30 recombinant antigen of Toxocara canis and evaluate it in the immunodiagnosis of toxocariasis...
2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
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