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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324610/designing-image-analysis-pipelines-in-light-microscopy-a-rational-approach
#1
Ignacio Arganda-Carreras, Philippe Andrey
With the progress of microscopy techniques and the rapidly growing amounts of acquired imaging data, there is an increased need for automated image processing and analysis solutions in biological studies. Each new application requires the design of a specific image analysis pipeline, by assembling a series of image processing operations. Many commercial or free bioimage analysis software are now available and several textbooks and reviews have presented the mathematical and computational fundamentals of image processing and analysis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323430/dual-scattering-near-field-microscope-for-correlative-nanoimaging-of-sers-and-electromagnetic-hotspots
#2
Patryk Kusch, Stefan Mastel, Niclas Sven Mueller, Nieves Morquillas, Sebastian Heeg, Roman Gorbachev, Fredrik Schedin, Uwe Huebner, Jose Ignacio Pascual, Stephanie Reich, Rainer Hillenbrand
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) enables sensitive chemical studies and materials identification, relying on electromagnetic (EM) and chemical-enhancement mechanisms. Here we introduce a tool for the correlative nanoimaging of EM and SERS hotspots - areas of strongly enhanced EM fields and Raman scattering, respectively. To that end, we implemented a grating spectrometer into a scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscope (s-SNOM) for mapping of both the elastically and inelastically (Raman) scattered light from the near-field probe - a sharp silicon tip...
March 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318758/-patient-safety-culture-in-directors-and-managers-of-a-health-service
#3
Teresa Giménez-Júlvez, Ignacio Hernández-García, Carlos Aibar-Remón, Isabel Gutiérrez-Cía, Mercedes Febrel-Bordejé
OBJECTIVE: To assess patient safety culture in directors/managers. METHODS: Cross-sectional descriptive study carried out from February to June 2011 among the executive/managing staff of the Aragón Health Service through semi-structured interviews. RESULTS: A total of 12 interviews were carried out. All the respondents admitted that there were many patient safety problems and agreed that patient safety was a priority from a theoretical rather than practical perspective...
March 16, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318702/antibiotic-associated-diarrhea-clinical-characteristics-and-the-presence-of-clostridium-difficile
#4
A Rodríguez-Varón, O M Muñoz, J Pulido-Arenas, S B Amado, M Tobón-Trujillo
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Evidence in Colombia and Latin America has been insufficient for establishing the clinical characteristics of patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). The present study attempts to describe the clinical characteristics of patients with AAD and to determine the presence of Clostridium difficile, utilizing the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-three patients with AAD, managed at the Hospital Universitario San Ignacio in Bogota, Colombia, were evaluated...
March 15, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318388/impact-of-nutritional-intervention-on-length-of-hospital-stay-and-mortality-among-hospitalized-patients-with-malnutrition-a-clinical-randomized-controlled-trial
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Edgar A Cano-Torres, Luis E Simental-Mendía, Luis A Morales-Garza, José M Ramos-Delgado, Mirthala M Reyes-Gonzalez, Victor M Sánchez-Nava, Abel de J Barragán-Berlanga, Ignacio Rangel-Rodríguez, Fernando Guerrero-Romero
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a nutritional intervention on hospital stay and mortality among hospitalized patients with malnutrition. METHODS: Hospitalized patients with a diagnosis of malnutrition were enrolled and randomly allocated to either an intervention or control group. Participants in the intervention group received an individualized nutrition plan according to energy and protein (1.0-1.5 g/kg) intake requirements as well as dietary advice based on face-to-face interviews with patients and their caregivers or family members...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318328/estrogen-induces-cxcr4-overexpression-and-cxcr4-cxl12-pathway-activation-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-in-vitro
#6
Vianey Rodriguez-Lara, González-Sánchez Ignacio, Marco A Cerbón Cervantes
PURPOSE: This study was designed to investigate whether estradiol is related to the expression of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 and its activation in lung adenocarcinoma in vitro, since lung adenocarcinomas from premenopausal women have shown high levels of CXCR4, and this expression has been associated with worse prognosis and poor survival. METHODS: The effect of 17-β-estradiol (E2) (0.03 nM-10 nM) on CXCR4 expression was analyzed in lung adenocarcinoma cell lines (SK-LU-1, H1435, H23, A549) by immunofluorescence after 24 and 72-h poststimulation...
March 20, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318196/-paradoxical-reaction-to-antituberculosis-treatment-in-an-immunocompetent-girl-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#7
Ignacio Ruiz Del Olmo Izuzquiza, Claudia Orden Rueda, Laura Ochoa Gómez, Nuria Clavero Montañés, Enrique Berdún Chéliz, Carmelo Guerrero Laleona
Paradoxical reaction to antituberculosis treatment is rare in paediatric population. We report a 9-year-old girl with high fever and productive cough for the last three weeks. Tuberculine test and Quantiferon were positive, erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 64 mm/h, culture and polymerase chain reaction for M. tuberculosis negative, and chest X ray showed a widened right mediastinum. Tuberculosis was diagnosed, therefore treatment with standard doses of rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol was started...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317766/first-evidences-of-interaction-between-pyranoanthocyanins-and-salivary-proline-rich-proteins
#8
Ignacio García-Estévez, Luís Cruz, Joana Oliveira, Nuno Mateus, Victor de Freitas, Susana Soares
The contribution of other classes of polyphenol compounds besides tannins to the overall perception of astringency is still poorly understood. So, this work aimed to study the interaction between a family of salivary proline-rich proteins (aPRPs) and representative pyranoanthocyanins in red wines [pyranomalvidin-3-glucoside (vitisin B), pyranomalvidin-3-glucoside-catechol, and pyranomalvidin-3-glucoside-epicatechin] using saturation transfer difference-NMR and MALDI-TOF. For vitisin B KD was of 1.74mM; for pyranomalvidin-3-glucoside-catechol was 1...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317744/molecular-study-of-mucin-procyanidin-interaction-by-fluorescence-quenching-and-saturation-transfer-difference-std-nmr
#9
Elsa Brandão, Mafalda Santos Silva, Ignacio García-Estévez, Nuno Mateus, Victor de Freitas, Susana Soares
Astringency is closely related to the interaction between procyanidins and salivary proteins (SP). The aim of this work was to study the interaction between mucin, a SP responsible for saliva lubricating properties, with different procyanidins (B4 dimer, tetramer (TT) and fractions of oligomeric procyanidins), and the influence of several conditions [pH, ionic strength, procyanidins' mean degree of polymerization (mDP) and different solvents (ethanol or dimethylsulfoxide)] on this interaction by fluorescence quenching and Saturation Transfer Difference (STD)-NMR...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317737/identification-of-the-key-excreted-molecule-by-lactobacillus-fermentum-related-to-host-iron-absorption
#10
Ana González, Natividad Gálvez, Jesús Martín, Fernando Reyes, Ignacio Pérez-Victoria, Jose M Dominguez-Vera
We have taken a vital step towards understanding why probiotic bacteria increase iron absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. We show here that Lactobacillus fermentum, one of the main probiotics of the microbiota, exhibits an extraordinary ferric-reducing activity. This activity is predominantly due to an excreted molecule: p-hydroxyphenyllactic acid (HPLA). Reduction of Fe(III) to Fe(II) is essential for iron absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. By reducing Fe(III), HPLA boosts Fe(II) absorption through the DMT1 channels of enterocytes...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317557/the-role-of-allometry-and-posture-in-the-evolution-of-the-hominin-subaxial-cervical-spine
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Mikel Arlegi, Asier Gómez-Olivencia, Lou Albessard, Ignacio Martínez, Antoine Balzeau, Juan Luis Arsuaga, Ella Been
Cervical vertebrae not only protect the spinal cord but also are the insertion and origin points for muscles related to the movement of the head, upper limb, and trunk, among others, and are thus important elements in primate evolution. While previous work has been undertaken on the first two cervical vertebrae, there is a dearth of studies on the subaxial cervical spine in hominines. In this paper, we provide detailed morphological information on two important aspects of the subaxial cervical vertebrae (C3 - C7): mid-sagittal morphology and superior facet orientation...
March 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317066/er%C3%AE-and-gnrh-co-localize-in-the-hypothalamic-neurons-of-the-south-american-plains-vizcacha-lagostomus-maximus-rodentia-caviomorpha
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Pablo Ignacio Felipe Inserra, Santiago Elías Charif, Noelia Paula Di Giorgio, Lucía Saucedo, Alejandro Raúl Schmidt, Nicolas Fraunhoffer, Julia Halperin, María Constanza Gariboldi, Noelia Paola Leopardo, Victoria Lux-Lantos, Candela Rocío Gonzalez, Alfredo Daniel Vitullo, Verónica Berta Dorfman
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is the key regulator of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Estradiol (E2) affects GnRH synthesis and delivery. Hypothalamic estrogen receptors (ER) modulate GnRH expression acting as transcription factors. The South American plains vizcacha, Lagostomus maximus, is able to ovulate up to 800 oocytes per reproductive cycle, and shows continuous folliculogenesis with pre-ovulatory follicle formation and an ovulatory event at mid-gestation. The aim of this work was to analyze the hypothalamic expression of ER in the vizcacha at different gestational time-points, and its relationship with GnRH expression, serum luteinizing hormone (LH) and E2...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316894/maxent-s-parameter-configuration-and-small-samples-are-we-paying-attention-to-recommendations-a-systematic-review
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Narkis S Morales, Ignacio C Fernández, Victoria Baca-González
Environmental niche modeling (ENM) is commonly used to develop probabilistic maps of species distribution. Among available ENM techniques, MaxEnt has become one of the most popular tools for modeling species distribution, with hundreds of peer-reviewed articles published each year. MaxEnt's popularity is mainly due to the use of a graphical interface and automatic parameter configuration capabilities. However, recent studies have shown that using the default automatic configuration may not be always appropriate because it can produce non-optimal models; particularly when dealing with a small number of species presence points...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314963/mir-124a-expression-contributes-to-the-monophasic-pattern-of-insulin-secretion-in-islets-from-pregnant-rats-submitted-to-a-low-protein-diet
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Kariny Cassia de Siqueira, Faena Moura de Lima, Fernanda Souza Lima, Marina Satie Taki, Clarissa Felfili da Cunha, Sílvia Regina de Lima Reis, Rafael Ludemann Camargo, Thiago Martins Batista, Emerielle Cristine Vanzela, Tarlliza Romanna Nardelli, Everardo Magalhães Carneiro, Silvana Bordin, Letícia Martins Ignácio-Souza, Márcia Queiroz Latorraca
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role of miR-124a in the regulation of genes involved in insulin exocytosis and its effects on the kinetics of insulin secretion in pancreatic islets from pregnant rats submitted to a low-protein diet. METHODS: Adult control non-pregnant (CNP) and control pregnant (CP) rats were fed a normal protein diet (17%), whereas low-protein non-pregnant (LPNP) and low-protein pregnant (LPP) rats were fed a low-protein diet (6%) from days 1 to 15 of pregnancy...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304307/logopenic-aphasia-due-to-a-strategic-stroke-new-evidence-from-a-single-case
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Javier Riancho, Ana Pozueta, Miguel Santos, Carmen Lage, José M Carril, Ignacio Banzo, Isabel Martínez-Rodriguez, Marilu Gorno-Tempini, Pascual Sánchez-Juan
Among primary progressive aphasias (PPAs), logopenic variant PPA (lv-PPA) is usually related to Alzheimer's disease. Although it has been widely clinically and pathologically evaluated, the topography in LPA is still controversial. We report a patient presenting with a logopenic syndrome due to a strategic lesion located in the superior and middle temporal gyrus and compare our findings with those of a PiB-PET positive lv-PPA patient matched by age, gender, and education. We consider that our study provides new anatomical clues to better understand the cognitive mechanisms underlying the logopenic syndrome...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303128/a-high-throughput-screening-platform-of-microbial-natural-products-for-the-discovery-of-molecules-with-antibiofilm-properties-against-salmonella
#16
Sonia Paytubi, Mercedes de La Cruz, Jose R Tormo, Jesús Martín, Ignacio González, Victor González-Menendez, Olga Genilloud, Fernando Reyes, Francisca Vicente, Cristina Madrid, Carlos Balsalobre
In this report, we describe a High-Throughput Screening (HTS) to identify compounds that inhibit biofilm formation or cause the disintegration of an already formed biofilm using the Salmonella Enteritidis 3934 strain. Initially, we developed a new methodology for growing Salmonella biofilms suitable for HTS platforms. The biomass associated with biofilm at the solid-liquid interface was quantified by staining both with resazurin and crystal violet, to detect living cells and total biofilm mass, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302995/conversion-from-calcineurin-inhibitor-based-immunosuppression-to-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-monotherapy-reduces-risk-of-de-novo-malignancies-after-liver-transplantation
#17
Diego Aguiar, Diego Martínez-Urbistondo, Delia D'Avola, Mercedes Iñarrairaegui, Fernando Pardo, Fernando Rotellar, Bruno Sangro, Jorge Quiroga, Jose Ignacio Herrero
BACKGROUND Immunosuppression increases the risk of malignancy in liver transplant recipients. The potential impact of mycophenolate mofetil monotherapy on this risk has not been studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS The incidence and risk factors for de novo malignancies of 392 liver transplant recipients with a survival higher than 3 months and a mean follow-up of 8.5 years were studied. RESULTS De novo malignancies were diagnosed in 126 patients (32.1%) (64 non-melanoma skin cancer and 81 other malignancies). Sixty-nine patients (18...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300878/surgical-model-pig-ex-vivo-for-venous-dissection-teaching-in-medical-schools
#18
Milton Ignacio Carvalho Tube, Fernando Antonio Campelo Spencer-Netto, Anderson Igor Pereira de Oliveira, Arthur Cesário de Holanda, Bruno Leão Dos Santos Barros, Caio Cezar Gomes Rezende, João Pedro Guerra Cavalcanti, Marília Apolinário Batista, Josemberg Marins Campos
PURPOSE: To investigate a method for development of surgical skills in medical students simulating venous dissection in surgical ex vivo pig model. METHODS: Prospective, analytical, experimental, controlled study with four stages: selection, theoretical teaching, training and assessment. Sample of 312 students was divided into two groups: Group A - 2nd semester students; Group B - students of 8th semester. The groups were divided into five groups of 12 students, trained two hours per week in the semester...
February 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300032/-recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-prevention-of-recurrence-with-intravesical-instillations-of-chondroitin-sulfate-and-hyaluronic-acid
#19
Jesús Ignacio Tornero Ruiz, Gloria Martínez Gómez, José Félix Escudero Bregante, Guillermo Antonio Gómez Gómez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study is to demonstrate that intravesical administration of the association chondroitin sulfate (CS) and hyaluronic acid (HA), according to our treatment schedule, is a benefit for women with recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTI), not only from a clinical point of view, but also reducing recurrences. METHODS: This is a study of 28 women diagnosed with RUTI, with a positive culture, and compatible symptoms;frethey underwent treatment according to the protocol of intravesical instillations of the combination CS 2%-1 gr + HA 1...
March 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299535/the-self-in-movement-being-identified-and-identifying-oneself-in-the-process-of-migration-and-asylum-seeking
#20
Meike Watzlawik, Ignacio Brescó de Luna
How migration influences the processes of identity development has been under longstanding scrutiny in the social sciences. Usually, stage models have been suggested, and different strategies for acculturation (e.g., integration, assimilation, separation, and marginalization) have been considered as ways to make sense of the psychological transformations of migrants as a group. On an individual level, however, identity development is a more complex endeavor: Identity does not just develop by itself, but is constructed as an ongoing process...
March 15, 2017: Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
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