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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333182/early-tuberculin-skin-test-for-the-diagnosis-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Carlos Taxonera, Ángel Ponferrada, Fernando Bermejo, Sabino Riestra, Cristina Saro, María Dolores Martín-Arranz, José Luis Cabriada, Manuel Barreiro-de Acosta, María Luisa de Castro, Pilar López-Serrano, Jesús Barrio, Cristina Suarez, Eva Iglesias, Federico Argüelles-Arias, Isabel Ferrer, Ignacio Marín-Jiménez, Alejandro Hernández-Camba, Guillermo Bastida, Manuel Van Domselaar, Pilar Martínez-Montiel, David Olivares, Cristina Alba, Javier P Gisbert
Background and Aim: Sensitivity of tuberculin skin test [TST] during screening for latent tuberculosis infection [LTBI] is affected by steroid and/or immunosuppressant therapy. The aim of this study was to compare performance of the two-step TST in inflammatory bowel disease patients immediately before anti-tumour necrosis factor [TNF] therapy as part of routine screening for LTBI vs control patients when the TST was carried out at an early stage. Methods: In this multicentre prospective controlled study, we evaluated the performance of two-step TST with 5-mm threshold...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333114/inflammatory-cytokines-as-uremic-toxins-ni-son-todos-los-que-estan-ni-estan-todos-los-que-son
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REVIEW
Esmeralda Castillo-Rodríguez, Soledad Pizarro-Sánchez, Ana B Sanz, Adrian M Ramos, Maria Dolores Sanchez-Niño, Catalina Martin-Cleary, Beatriz Fernandez-Fernandez, Alberto Ortiz
Chronic kidney disease is among the fastest growing causes of death worldwide. An increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular death is thought to depend on the accumulation of uremic toxins when glomerular filtration rate falls. In addition, the circulating levels of several markers of inflammation predict mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. Indeed, a number of cytokines are listed in databases of uremic toxins and uremic retention solutes. They include inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-18, IL-6, TNFα), chemokines (IL-8), and adipokines (adiponectin, leptin and resistin), as well as anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-10)...
March 23, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329191/management-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-infections-in-adults-analysis-of-risk-factors-associated-with-treatment-failure
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Iván Pelegrín, Jaime Lora-Tamayo, Joan Gómez-Junyent, Nuria Sabé, Dolors García-Somoza, Andreu Gabarrós, Javier Ariza, Pedro Fernández Viladrich, Carmen Cabellos
Background.: Little is known regarding the optimal treatment of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt infections in adults. Our aim was to assess the efficacy of treatment strategies and to identify factors that predict failure. Methods.: Retrospective, observational study of patients aged ≥12 years with VP shunt infections (1980 -2014). Therapeutic approaches were classified under 4 headings: only antibiotics (OA), one-stage shunt replacement (OSSR), two-stage shunt replacement (TSSR), and shunt removal without replacement (SR)...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328760/current-practice-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-biopharmaceuticals-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Iris Detrez, Thomas Van Stappen, María Dolores Martín Arranz, Kostas Papamichael, Ann Gils
Since the late nineties, biopharmaceuticals targeting tumor necrosis factor α have revolutionized the treatment of moderately to severely active inflammatory bowel disease. The robust efficacy witnessed in many patients stands in stark contrast with the observation of a proportion of patients who fail to respond or who lose response over time. Therapeutic drug monitoring has been proposed as a means to understand and respond to the variability in clinical response and remission. Various treatment algorithms have been proposed, but optimal use of these measurements in daily practice awaits additional prospective validation trials...
March 22, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327820/adverse-systemic-reaction-to-benznidazole
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María Verónica Pacheco Coronel, Laura Oriente Frutos, Eva Calabuig Muñoz, Diana Kury Valle, Dolores Hernández Fernández de Rojas
Benznidazole, drug of choice for Chagas disease (CD), has been associated with a high incidence of adverse reactions that can become serious, necessitating discontinuation of the drug. We describe the case of a Bolivian patient living in Spain for 9 years, who, following treatment with benznidazole for CD in indeterminate chronic phase, presented with fever, skin lesions, digestive symptoms, general malaise, and laboratory abnormalities. After the discontinuation of benznidazole and, the intake of antihistamines and systemic corticosteroids, the patient presented a complete resolution of the symptoms...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326126/scenarios-in-tropical-forest-degradation-carbon-stock-trajectories-for-redd
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REVIEW
Rafael B de Andrade, Jennifer K Balch, Amoreena L Parsons, Dolors Armenteras, Rosa Maria Roman-Cuesta, Janette Bulkan
BACKGROUND: Human-caused disturbance to tropical rainforests-such as logging and fire-causes substantial losses of carbon stocks. This is a critical issue to be addressed in the context of policy discussions to implement REDD+. This work reviews current scientific knowledge about the temporal dynamics of degradation-induced carbon emissions to describe common patterns of emissions from logging and fire across tropical forest regions. Using best available information, we: (i) develop short-term emissions factors (per area) for logging and fire degradation scenarios in tropical forests; and (ii) describe the temporal pattern of degradation emissions and recovery trajectory post logging and fire disturbance...
December 2017: Carbon Balance and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326060/microbial-neuraminidase-induces-a-moderate-and-transient-myelin-vacuolation-independent-of-complement-system-activation
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Pablo Granados-Durán, María Dolores López-Ávalos, Manuel Cifuentes, Margarita Pérez-Martín, María Del Mar Fernández-Arjona, Timothy R Hughes, Krista Johnson, B Paul Morgan, Pedro Fernández-Llebrez, Jesús M Grondona
AIMS: Some central nervous system pathogens express neuraminidase (NA) on their surfaces. In the rat brain, a single intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of NA induces myelin vacuolation in axonal tracts. Here, we explore the nature, the time course, and the role of the complement system in this damage. METHODS: The spatiotemporal analysis of myelin vacuolation was performed by optical and electron microscopy. Myelin basic protein-positive area and oligodendrocyte transcription factor (Olig2)-positive cells were quantified in the damaged bundles...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325583/optimizing-endometrial-cancer-follow-up-and-survivorship-care-for-rural-and-other-underserved-women-patient-and-provider-perspectives
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Teresa L Rutledge, Miria Kano, Dolores Guest, Andrew Sussman, Anita Y Kinney
OBJECTIVES: This study describes patient and provider attitudes on transitioning cancer surveillance visits and treatment of comorbid conditions to the primary care setting in a rural patient population as a strategy for minimizing financial and travel related barriers for patients while simultaneously enhancing quality and availability of health care options. METHODS: Focus group discussions and telephone interviews were conducted with endometrial cancer (EC) survivors and primary care providers (PCPs) to provide insights into post-treatment follow-up practices and the acceptability of transitioning follow-up to primary care setting utilizing a cancer survivorship care plan model...
March 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324785/-ub006-a-new-fatty-acid-synthase-inhibitor-and-cytotoxic-agent-without-anorexic-side-effects
#9
Kamil Makowski, Joan Francesc Mir, Paula Mera, Xavier Ariza, Guillermina Asins, Fausto G Hegardt, Laura Herrero, Jordi García, Dolors Serra
C75 is a synthetic anticancer drug that inhibits fatty acid synthase (FAS) and shows a potent anorexigenic side effect. In order to find new cytotoxic compounds that do not impact food intake, we synthesized a new family of C75 derivatives. The most promising anticancer compound among them was UB006 ((4SR,5SR)-4-(hydroxymethyl)-3-methylene-5-octyldihydrofuran-2(3H)-one). The effects of this compound on cytotoxicity, food intake and body weight were studied in UB006 racemic mixture and in both its enantiomers separately...
March 12, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323949/plasma-arginine-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-ratio-and-incidence-of-cardiovascular-events-a-case-cohort-study
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Edward Yu, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Frank B Hu, Clary B Clish, Dolores Corella, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Adela Hruby, Montserrat Fitó, Liming Liang, Estefania Toledo, Emilio Ros, Ramón Estruch, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, Jose Lapetra, Fernando Arós, Dora Romaguera, Lluís Serra-Majem, Marta Guasch-Ferré, Dong D Wang, Miguel A Martínez-González
CONTEXT: Arginine, its methylated metabolites and other metabolites related to the urea cycle have been independently associated with cardiovascular risk, but the potential causal meaning of these associations (positive for some metabolites and negative for others) remains elusive due to a lack of studies measuring metabolite changes over time. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between baseline and 1-year concentrations of urea cycle metabolites and cardiovascular disease in a case-cohort setting...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322979/3-4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine-mdma-ecstasy-produces-edema-due-to-bbb-disruption-induced-by-mmp-9-activation-in-rat-hippocampus
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Mercedes Pérez-Hernández, María Encarnación Fernández-Valle, Ana Rubio-Araiz, Rebeca Vidal, María Dolores Gutiérrez-López, Esther O'Shea, María Isabel Colado
The recreational drug of abuse, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy) disrupts blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity in rats through an early P2X7 receptor-mediated event which induces MMP-9 activity. Increased BBB permeability often causes plasma proteins and water to access cerebral tissue leading to vasogenic edema formation. The current study was performed to examine the effect of a single neurotoxic dose of MDMA (12.5 mg/kg, i.p.) on in vivo edema development associated with changes in the expression of the perivascular astrocytic water channel, AQP4, as well as in the expression of the tight-junction (TJ) protein, claudin-5 and Evans Blue dye extravasation in the hippocampus of adult male Dark Agouti rats...
March 16, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322172/immune-neuroendocrine-dysregulation-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis-a-revision-and-a-pilot-study
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Isabel Gálvez, Silvia Torres-Piles, María Dolores Hinchado, Alberto Álvarez-Barrientos, Pilar Torralbo-Jiménez, Jorge Guerrero, Leticia Martín-Cordero, Eduardo Ortega
BACKGROUND: Although osteoarthritis has predominantly been considered a non-inflammatory degenerative arthropathy, there is growing evidence that various inflammatory and immunological processes might contribute to the onset, progression, and burden of the disease. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present investigation was to study the systemic inflammatory and stress responses and the innate response mediated by neutrophils in OA patients. METHOD: A group of patients diagnosed with primary OA according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria and a control group of age-matched healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study...
March 20, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320479/correlates-of-circulating-ovarian-cancer-early-detection-markers-and-their-contribution-to-discrimination-of-early-detection-models-results-from-the-epic-cohort
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Renée T Fortner, Allison F Vitonis, Helena Schock, Anika Hüsing, Theron Johnson, Raina N Fichorova, Titilayo Fashemi, Hidemi S Yamamoto, Anne Tjønneland, Louise Hansen, Kim Overvad, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Marina Kvaskoff, Gianluca Severi, Heiner Boeing, Antonia Trichopoulou, Vassiliki Benetou, Carlo La Vecchia, Domenico Palli, Sabina Sieri, Rosario Tumino, Giuseppe Matullo, Amalia Mattiello, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Petra H Peeters, Elisabete Weiderpass, Inger Torhild Gram, Mie Jareid, J Ramón Quirós, Eric J Duell, Maria-Jose Sánchez, María Dolores Chirlaque, Eva Ardanaz, Nerea Larrañaga, Björn Nodin, Jenny Brändstedt, Annika Idahl, Kay-Tee Khaw, Naomi Allen, Marc Gunter, Mattias Johansson, Laure Dossus, Melissa A Merritt, Elio Riboli, Daniel W Cramer, Rudolf Kaaks, Kathryn L Terry
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer early detection markers CA125, CA15.3, HE4, and CA72.4 vary between healthy women, limiting their utility for screening. METHODS: We evaluated cross-sectional relationships between lifestyle and reproductive factors and these markers among controls (n = 1910) from a nested case-control study in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Improvements in discrimination of prediction models adjusting for correlates of the markers were evaluated among postmenopausal women in the nested case-control study (n = 590 cases)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320355/severe-war-related-trauma-and-personality-pathology-a-case-control-study
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Jasna Munjiza, Dolores Britvic, Maja Radman, Mike J Crawford
BACKGROUND: Exposure to war-related trauma has long been recognised to have an adverse effect on mental health. We attempted to investigate whether people who have clinically significant personality-related problems 15 years after a war are more likely to have been exposed to severe war-related trauma than those who do not have significant personality difficulties. METHODS: A case -control study was conducted in southern Croatia, fifteen years after the 1991-1995 war...
March 21, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319346/determination-of-oleanolic-acid-in-human-plasma-and-its-association-with-olive-oil-intake-in-healthy-spanish-adults-within-the-epic-spain-cohort-study
#15
Genevieve Buckland, Antoni Pastor, Leila Lujan-Barroso, Carlos Alberto Gonzalez, Noemie Travier, Pilar Amiano, José María Huerta, Antonio Agudo, Carmen Navarro, María Dolores Chirlaque, Maria-José Sánchez, Miguel Rodríguez-Barranco, Aurelio Barricarte, Eva Ardanaz, Miren Dorronsoro, Amaia Molinuevo, José Ramón Quirós, Rafael de la Torre
SCOPE: Oleanolic acid (OA) is an important triterpenic compound found in olive oil, however little is known about its concentrations in human plasma. We aimed to determine plasma OA levels in a healthy Spanish population and compare them with estimates of dietary olive oil intake. METHODS AND RESULTS: The final study sample included 141 individuals randomly selected from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Spanish cohort. Dietary olive oil intake was estimated using validated dietary history questionnaires...
February 3, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318050/fibro-osseous-pseudotumor-of-the-digits-mimicking-pyogenic-granuloma
#16
Alba Gómez-Zubiaur, Laura Pericet-Fernández, María Dolores Vélez-Velázquez, Alicia Cabrera-Hernández, Ana Belen Piteiro-Bermejo, Sonia Beá-Ardebol, Susana Medina-Montalvo, Lidia Trasobares-Marugán
Fibro-osseous pseudotumor of the digits is a benign neoplasm that originates in the soft tissue adjacent to the short bones of the hands and feet. We present a case in a 13-year-old girl that was initially misdiagnosed as pyogenic granuloma. Familiarity with this entity and imaging and histologic studies are necessary to avoid incorrect diagnoses and aggressive surgical interventions.
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316573/a-production-calendar-based-on-water-temperature-spat-size-and-husbandry-practices-reduce-oshv-1-%C3%AE-var-impact-on-cultured-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-in-the-ebro-delta-catalonia-mediterranean-coast-of-spain
#17
Noèlia Carrasco, Ignasi Gairin, Josu Pérez, Karl B Andree, Ana Roque, Margarita Fernández-Tejedor, Chris J Rodgers, Cristobal Aguilera, M Dolors Furones
Since 2006, the production of Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas in the Ebro Delta area has dramatically declined from around 800 metric tons (MT) per year to 138 MT in 2011. This decline in production has had a significant socio-economic impact in a region where the shellfish sector is a traditional economic activity for many families. The identified agent responsible for this reduction in C. gigas production was Ostreid Herpesvirus microvar (OsHV-1 μvar), which has been associated with C. gigas spat mortalities in France, and in many other countries...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304022/altering-the-level-of-calcium-changes-the-physical-properties-and-digestibility-of-casein-based-emulsion-gels
#18
Irene McIntyre, Michael O Sullivan, Dolores O Riordan
Casein-based emulsion gels prepared with different types of lipid (i.e. milk fat or rapeseed oil) were formulated with high (774 mg Ca per 100 g) or low (357 mg Ca per 100 g) calcium levels by blending acid and rennet casein. Their physicochemical characteristics (i.e. composition, texture, microstructure & water mobility) and in vitro digestibility were compared to conventionally formulated high-calcium (723 mg Ca per 100 g) emulsion gels made from rennet casein with calcium chelating salts (CCS). CCS-free, high-calcium emulsion gels were significantly (p ≤ 0...
March 17, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303119/viruses-and-protists-induced-mortality-of-prokaryotes-around-the-antarctic-peninsula-during-the-austral-summer
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Dolors Vaqué, Julia A Boras, Francesc Torrent-Llagostera, Susana Agustí, Jesús M Arrieta, Elena Lara, Yaiza M Castillo, Carlos M Duarte, Maria M Sala
During the Austral summer 2009 we studied three areas surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula: the Bellingshausen Sea, the Bransfield Strait and the Weddell Sea. We aimed to investigate, whether viruses or protists were the main agents inducing prokaryotic mortality rates, and the sensitivity to temperature of prokaryotic heterotrophic production and mortality based on the activation energy (Ea) for each process. Seawater samples were taken at seven depths (0.1-100 m) to quantify viruses, prokaryotes and protists abundances, and heterotrophic prokaryotic production (PHP)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301036/factors-associated-with-poor-sleep-quality-in-women-with-cancer
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Thalyta Cristina Mansano-Schlosser, Maria Filomena Ceolim
Objectives: to analyze the factors associated with poor sleep quality, its characteristics and components in women with breast cancer prior to surgery for removing the tumor and throughout the follow-up. Method: longitudinal study in a teaching hospital, with a sample of 102 women. The following were used: a questionnaire for sociodemographic and clinical characterization, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; the Beck Depression Inventory; and the Herth Hope Scale...
March 2, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
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