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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534850/exploration-of-the-esophageal-mucosal-barrier-in-non-erosive-reflux-disease
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Nicolaas F Rinsma, Ricard Farré, Fred J Troost, Montserrat Elizalde, Daniel Keszthelyi, Zsuzsanna Helyes, Ad A Masclee, José M Conchillo
In the absence of visible mucosal damage, it is hypothesized that the esophageal mucosal barrier is functionally impaired in patients with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). The aim of the present study was to perform an exploratory analysis of the mucosal barrier in NERD compared to erosive esophagitis (EE) and controls. A second aim was to explore TRPV1 gene transcription in relation to the mucosal barrier function and heartburn symptoms. In this prospective study, 10 NERD patients, 11 patients with active erosive esophagitis and 10 healthy volunteers were included...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534103/rituximab-for-steroid-dependent-or-frequently-relapsing-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-in-adults-a-retrospective-multicenter-study-in-spain
#2
Iara DaSilva, Ana Huerta, Luis Quintana, Beatriz Redondo, Elena Iglesias, Juliana Draibe, Manuel Praga, José Ballarín, Montserrat Díaz-Encarnación
BACKGROUND: Patients with difficult-to-treat idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS), or frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) require long-term immunosuppressive therapy. Rituximab offers an alternative treatment for patients with disease that has not responded to multiple therapies. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine the efficacy and safety of rituximab in adult patients with difficult-to-treat (SDNS or FRNS) INS...
May 22, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533962/dietary-flavonoids-of-spanish-youth-intakes-sources-and-association-with-the-mediterranean-diet
#3
Rowaedh Ahmed Bawaked, Helmut Schröder, Lourdes Ribas Barba, Gabriela Cárdenas, Luis Peña-Quintana, Carmen Pérez Rodrigo, Montserrat Fíto, Lluis Serra Majem
BACKGROUND: Plant-based diets have been linked to high diet quality and reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases. The health impact of plant-based diets might be partially explained by the concomitant intake of flavonoids. Estimation of flavonoids intake in adults has been important for the development of dietary recommendations and interventions for the prevention of weight gain and its consequences. However, estimation of flavonoids intake in children and adolescents is limited. METHODS: Average daily intake and sources of flavonoids were estimated for a representative national sample of 3,534 children and young people in Spain, aged 2-24 years...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532596/costs-and-cost-efficacy-analysis-of-the-2017-gesida-spanish-national-aids-plan-recommended-guidelines-for-initial-antiretroviral-therapy-in-hiv-infected-adults
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Antonio Rivero, José Antonio Pérez-Molina, Antonio Javier Blasco, José Ramón Arribas, Víctor Asensi, Manuel Crespo, Pere Domingo, José Antonio Iribarren, Pablo Lázaro, José López-Aldeguer, Fernando Lozano, Esteban Martínez, Santiago Moreno, Rosario Palacios, Juan Antonio Pineda, Federico Pulido, Rafael Rubio, Jesús Santos, Javier de la Torre, Montserrat Tuset, Josep M Gatell
INTRODUCTION: GESIDA and the Spanish National AIDS Plan panel of experts have recommended preferred (PR), alternative (AR) and other regimens (OR) for antiretroviral therapy (ART) as initial therapy in HIV-infected patients for 2017. The objective of this study was to evaluate the costs and the efficiency of initiating treatment with PR and AR. METHODS: Economic assessment of costs and efficiency (cost-efficacy) based on decision tree analyses. Efficacy was defined as the probability of reporting a viral load <50copies/mL at week 48, in an intention-to-treat analysis...
May 19, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527604/rapidly-progressive-violaceous-and-necrotic-plaques-in-a-5-years-old-boy
#5
Antonio Sahuquillo-Torralba, Margarita Llavador-Ros, Berta López-Montesinos, Montserrat Évole-Buselli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527493/impact-of-total-laryngectomy-on-return-to-work
#6
Jose Miguel Costa, Montserrat López, Jacinto García, Xavier León, Miquel Quer
INTRODUCTION: Total laryngectomy is one of the most mutilating oncological operations. There are no specific studies evaluating return to work after this surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on a sample of 116 laryngectomized patients who were disease- free and had a minimum follow-up of 2 years from total laryngectomy. A survey was conducted to find out their employment situation before and after surgery. At the time of surgery, 62 (53%) were working, 40 (35%) were retired and 14 (12%) were in a disability situation...
May 17, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527206/social-representation-of-dementia-an-analysis-of-5-792-consecutive-cases-evaluated-in-a-memory-clinic
#7
Pilar Cañabate, Gabriel Martínez, Maitée Rosende-Roca, Mariola Moreno, Silvia Preckler, Sergi Valero, Oscar Sotolongo, Isabel Hernández, Montserrat Alegret, Gemma Ortega, Ana Espinosa, Ana Mauleón, Liliana Vargas, Octavio Rodríguez, Carla Abdelnour, Domingo Sánchez, Elvira Martín, Agustín Ruiz, Lluís Tárraga, Mercè Boada
BACKGROUND: Different interpretations of cognitive impairment and dementia due to differences in health structures, such as cultural differences could affect the diagnosis and treatment of the condition. it is reasonable to expect that the social and family impact of the disease and coping strategies will differ among societies. OBJECTIVE: The general aim of this study is to understand the social representations of dementia, its associated practices, and the effects they imply...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522991/brachyspira-hyodysenteriae-and-b-pilosicoli-proteins-recognized-by-sera-of-challenged-pigs
#8
Vanessa Casas, Arantza Rodríguez-Asiain, Roberto Pinto-Llorente, Santiago Vadillo, Montserrat Carrascal, Joaquin Abian
The spirochetes Brachyspira hyodysenteriae and B. pilosicoli are pig intestinal pathogens that are the causative agents of swine dysentery (SD) and porcine intestinal spirochaetosis (PIS), respectively. Although some inactivated bacterin and recombinant vaccines have been explored as prophylactic treatments against these species, no effective vaccine is yet available. Immunoproteomics approaches hold the potential for the identification of new, suitable candidates for subunit vaccines against SD and PIS. These strategies take into account the gene products actually expressed and present in the cells, and thus susceptible of being targets of immune recognition...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521334/lifestyle-recommendations-for-the-prevention-and-management-of-metabolic-syndrome-an-international-panel-recommendation
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Pablo Pérez-Martínez, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Vasilios G Athyros, Mónica Bullo, Patrick Couture, María I Covas, Lawrence de Koning, Javier Delgado-Lista, Andrés Díaz-López, Christian A Drevon, Ramón Estruch, Katherine Esposito, Montserrat Fitó, Marta Garaulet, Dario Giugliano, Antonio García-Ríos, Niki Katsiki, Genovefa Kolovou, Benoît Lamarche, Maria Ida Maiorino, Guillermo Mena-Sánchez, Araceli Muñoz-Garach, Dragana Nikolic, José M Ordovás, Francisco Pérez-Jiménez, Manfredi Rizzo, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Helmut Schröder, Francisco J Tinahones, Rafael de la Torre, Ben van Ommen, Suzan Wopereis, Emilio Ros, José López-Miranda
The importance of metabolic syndrome (MetS) lies in its associated risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as other harmful conditions such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. In this report, the available scientific evidence on the associations between lifestyle changes and MetS and its components is reviewed to derive recommendations for MetS prevention and management. Weight loss through an energy-restricted diet together with increased energy expenditure through physical activity contribute to the prevention and treatment of MetS...
May 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521038/ventricular-zone-disruption-in-human-neonates-with-intraventricular-hemorrhage
#10
James P McAllister, Maria Montserrat Guerra, Leandro Castaneyra Ruiz, Antonio J Jimenez, Dolores Dominguez-Pinos, Deborah Sival, Wilfred den Dunnen, Diego M Morales, Robert E Schmidt, Esteban M Rodriguez, David D Limbrick
To determine if ventricular zone (VZ) and subventricular zone (SVZ) alterations are associated with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus, we compared postmortem frontal and subcortical brain samples from 12 infants with IVH and 3 nonneurological disease controls without hemorrhages or ventriculomegaly. Birth and expiration estimated gestational ages were 23.0-39.1 and 23.7-44.1 weeks, respectively; survival ranges were 0-42 days (median, 2.0 days). Routine histology and immunohistochemistry for neural stem cells (NSCs), neural progenitors (NPs), multiciliated ependymal cells (ECs), astrocytes (AS), and cell adhesion molecules were performed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520591/stem-cell-therapy-and-its-potential-role-in-pituitary-disorders
#11
Montserrat Lara-Velazquez, Oluwaseun O Akinduro, Ronald Reimer, Whitney W Woodmansee, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The pituitary gland is one of the key components of the endocrine system. Congenital or acquired alterations can mediate destruction of cells in the gland leading to hormonal dysfunction. Even though pharmacological treatment for pituitary disorders is available, exogenous hormone replacement is neither curative nor sustainable. Thus, alternative therapies to optimize management and improve quality of life are desired. RECENT FINDINGS: An alternative modality to re-establish pituitary function is to promote endocrine cell regeneration through stem cells that can be obtained from the pituitary parenchyma or pluripotent cells...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513068/a-randomized-controlled-trial-branched-chain-amino-acid-levels-and-glucose-metabolism-in-patients-with-obesity-and-sleep-apnea
#12
Antonia Barceló, Daniel Morell-Garcia, Neus Salord, Cristina Esquinas, Gerardo Pérez, Antonio Pérez, Carmen Monasterio, Merce Gasa, Ana Maria Fortuna, Josep Maria Montserrat, Mercedes Mayos
There is evidence that changes in branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) levels may correlate with the efficacy of therapeutic interventions for affecting improvement in metabolic control. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether serum concentrations of BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, valine) could mediate in insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance after continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A prospective randomized controlled trial of OSA patients with morbid obesity was conducted...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508707/maternal-union-instability-and-childhood-mortality-risk-in-the-global-south-2010-14
#13
Laurie F DeRose, Andrés Salazar-Arango, Paúl Corcuera García, Montserrat Gas-Aixendri, Reynaldo Rivera
Efforts to improve child survival in lower-income countries typically focus on fundamental factors such as economic resources and infrastructure provision, even though research from post-industrial countries confirms that family instability has important health consequences. We tested the association between maternal union instability and children's mortality risk in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia using children's actual experience of mortality (discrete-time probit hazard models) as well as their experience of untreated morbidity (probit regression)...
May 16, 2017: Population Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507633/deep-vein-thrombosis-in-upper-limb-in-a-weightlifter
#14
Montserrat Pérez Pinar, Regina Pastor Toledo, Luis Broseta Viana, Julián Solís García Del Pozo
AIM: We report an unusual case of a male weightlifter with upper extremity venous thrombosis. CASE PRESENTATION: Thrombosis affecting subclavian-axillo-humeral venous trunk produced by the compression of these veins by the trained muscles of the shoulder girdle (Paget-Schroetter syndrome) has been reported. During the study, a renal carcinoma was detected. Renal carcinoma has rarely been associated with thrombosis in the upper extremities. CONCLUSION: This case shows the importance of performing a complete study to rule out malignancies in patients with unusual venous thromboembolism...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504702/pgbd5-promotes-site-specific-oncogenic-mutations-in-human-tumors
#15
Anton G Henssen, Richard Koche, Jiali Zhuang, Eileen Jiang, Casie Reed, Amy Eisenberg, Eric Still, Ian C MacArthur, Elias Rodríguez-Fos, Santiago Gonzalez, Montserrat Puiggròs, Andrew N Blackford, Christopher E Mason, Elisa de Stanchina, Mithat Gönen, Anne-Katrin Emde, Minita Shah, Kanika Arora, Catherine Reeves, Nicholas D Socci, Elizabeth Perlman, Cristina R Antonescu, Charles W M Roberts, Hanno Steen, Elizabeth Mullen, Stephen P Jackson, David Torrents, Zhiping Weng, Scott A Armstrong, Alex Kentsis
Genomic rearrangements are a hallmark of human cancers. Here, we identify the piggyBac transposable element derived 5 (PGBD5) gene as encoding an active DNA transposase expressed in the majority of childhood solid tumors, including lethal rhabdoid tumors. Using assembly-based whole-genome DNA sequencing, we found previously undefined genomic rearrangements in human rhabdoid tumors. These rearrangements involved PGBD5-specific signal (PSS) sequences at their breakpoints and recurrently inactivated tumor-suppressor genes...
May 15, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502513/relationship-between-noninvasive-scores-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-lipoprotein-abnormalities-a-focus-on-atherogenic-dyslipidemia
#16
Antonio J Amor, Montserrat Pinyol, Elsa Solà, Marta Catalan, Montserrat Cofán, Zoe Herreras, Nuria Amigó, Rosa Gilabert, Aleix Sala-Vila, Emilio Ros, Emilio Ortega
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging, highly prevalent, cardiovascular risk factor, and lipoprotein proatherogenic disturbances likely explain a large part of this risk. However, information regarding associations between detailed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) lipoprotein changes and noninvasive NAFLD scores is lacking. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to investigate the NMR-assessed atherogenic lipoprotein profile according to noninvasive NAFLD status...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502511/functional-analysis-of-new-3-untranslated-regions-genetic-variants-in-genes-associated-with-genetic-hypercholesterolemias
#17
Flor María Pérez-Campo, Isabel De Castro-Orós, Alicia Noriega, Montserrat Cofán, Itziar Lamiquiz-Moneo, Ana Cenarro, Emilio Ros, Fernando Civeira, Miguel Pocoví, José Carlos Rodríguez-Rey
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the best-described autosomal dominant genetic hypercholesterolemia (GH). Mutations in candidate genes can explain a high proportion of FH cases, but for many, no causative mutations are detected (designed non-FG-GH), suggesting the existence of additional genetic variants associated with the disease. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify new single-nucleotide variants (SNVs) located at the 3' untranslated regions (3'UTRs) of the low-density lipoprotein receptor, low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-associated protein 1, ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 5, and sterol regulatory element-binding protein 2 genes in non-FH-GH individuals and investigated whether the association of these SNVs with non-FH-GH could be explained by changes in the affinity of regulatory microRNAs (miRNA) targeting the sequences modified by the SNVs...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502193/early-onset-obesity-and-food-restriction-alter-hepatocyte-metabolism-in-adult-wistar-rats
#18
Nayra Thais D Branquinho, Gabriel Henrique P Cruz, Cristian L Borrasca, Lucas de Paula S Alves, Célia Regina de Godoy Gomes, Vilma Aparecida Ferreira de Godoi, Maria Montserrat Diaz Pedrosa
CONTEXT: Caloric restriction (CR) is suggested for overweight control. OBJECTIVE: Systemic and liver glucose metabolism in the reduced-litter (RL) rat model under 30% CR was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Newborn litters were organised in control (G9); RL with free diet (G3L); and RL with CR (G3R). Assessments were made at the age of 90 d. RESULTS: Higher liver glycogen content and changes in systemic glucose handling were found in the RL groups...
May 13, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500770/the-role-of-melatonin-in-the-neurodevelopmental-etiology-of-schizophrenia-a-study-in-human-olfactory-neuronal-precursors
#19
Tania Galván-Arrieta, Citlali Trueta, Montserrat G Cercós, Marcela Valdés-Tovar, Salvador Alarcón, Julian Oikawa, Horacio Zamudio-Meza, Gloria Benítez-King
Dim light exposure of the mother during pregnancy has been proposed as one of the environmental factors that affect the fetal brain development in schizophrenia. Melatonin circulating levels are regulated by the environmental light/dark cycle. This hormone stimulates neuronal differentiation in the adult brain. However, little is known about its role in the fetal human brain development. Olfactory neuronal precursors (ONPs) are useful for studying the physiopathology of neuropsychiatric diseases because they mimic all the stages of neurodevelopment in culture...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499346/occupational-burnout-and-empathy-influence-blood-pressure-control-in-primary-care-physicians
#20
Oriol Yuguero, Josep Ramon Marsal, Montserrat Esquerda, Jorge Soler-González
BACKGROUND: Good physician-patient communication can favor the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits, which is essential in high blood pressure (BP) management. More empathic physicians tend to have lower burnout and better communication skills. We analyzed the association between burnout and empathy among primary care physicians and nurses and investigated the influence on BP control performance. METHODS: Descriptive study conducted in 2014 investigating burnout and empathy levels in 267 primary care physicians and nurses and BP control data for 301,657 patients under their care...
May 12, 2017: BMC Family Practice
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