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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331386/phylogenetic-analysis-of-the-genus-laparocerus-with-comments-on-colonisation-and-diversification-in-macaronesia-coleoptera-curculionidae-entiminae
#1
Antonio Machado, Eduardo Rodríguez-Expósito, Mercedes López, Mariano Hernández
The flightless Entiminae weevil genus Laparocerus is the species-richest genus, with 237 species and subspecies, inhabiting Macaronesia (Madeira archipelago, Selvagens, Canary Islands) and the continental 'Macaronesian enclave' in Morocco (one single polytypic species). This is the second contribution to gain insight of the genus and assist in its systematic revision with a mitochondrial phylogenetic analysis. It centres on the Canarian clade, adding the 12S rRNA gene to the combined set of COII and 16S rRNA used in our first contribution on the Madeiran clade (here re-analysed)...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330410/outcome-and-management-of-refractory-respiratory-failure-with-timely-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenationsingle-center-experience-with-legionella-pneumonia
#2
Roberto Roncon-Albuquerque, Rodrigo Vilares-Morgado, Gert-Jan van der Heijden, João Ferreira-Coimbra, Paulo Mergulhão, José Artur Paiva
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the management and outcome of patients with refractory respiratory failure complicating severe Legionella pneumonia rescued with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in our Center. DESIGN AND SETTING: Observational study of patients with refractory respiratory failure treated with ECMO in Hospital S.João (Porto, Portugal), between November 2009 and September 2016. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 112 patients rescued with ECMO, of which 14 had Legionella pneumonia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330216/potential-application-of-waste-from-castor-bean-ricinus-communis-l-for-production-for-xylanase-of-interest-in-the-industry
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Polyanna Nunes Herculano, Keila Aparecida Moreira, Raquel Pedrosa Bezerra, Tatiana Souza Porto, Cristina Maria de Souza-Motta, Ana Lúcia Figueiredo Porto
Xylanases activity (XY) from Aspergillus japonicus URM5620 produced by Solid-State Fermentation (SSF) of castor press cake (Ricinus communis) on different conditions of production and extraction by PEG/citrate aqueous two-phase system (ATPS) were investigated. XY production was influenced by substrate amount (5-10 g), initial moisture (15-35 %), pH (4.0-6.0) and temperature (25-35 °C), obtaining the maximum activity of 29,085 ± 1808 U g ds(-1) using 5.0 g of substrate with initial moisture of 15 % at 25 °C and pH 6...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327798/molecular-and-clinical-epidemiological-surveillance-of-dengue-virus-in-para%C3%A3-ba-northeast-brazil
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Isabel Cristina Guerra-Gomes, Bruna Macêdo Gois, Rephany Fonseca Peixoto, Camila Alves Oliveira, Bruna Leal Lima Maciel, Maria Izabel Ferreira Sarmento, Anna Stella Cysneiros Pachá, Josélio Maria Galvão Araújo, Ian Porto Gurgel Amaral, Tatjana Souza Lima Keesen
INTRODUCTION: Despite being the most prevalent arboviral disease worldwide, dengue has been neglected lately. However, recent epidemics of arboviruses such as Zika and chikungunya in locations throughout the world have alerted health authorities to these diseases. This study evaluated the incidence pattern of dengue, its clinical characteristics, and co-circulation of serotypes from 2007 to 2015 in Paraiba State, Northeast Brazil. METHODS: Data on dengue cases from 2007 to 2015 were extracted from clinical reports of the National System for Notifiable Diseases [Sistema Nacional de Agravos de Notificação (SINAN)] of Brazil provided by the Paraiba Health Department...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327789/prevalence-of-hepatitis-c-virus-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-a-group-of-patients-newly-diagnosed-with-active-tuberculosis-in-porto-alegre-southern-brazil
#5
Cintia Costi, Tarciana Grandi, Maria Laura Halon, Márcia Susana Nunes Silva, Cláudia Maria Dornelles da Silva, Tatiana Schäffer Gregianini, Lia Gonçalves Possuelo, Carla Adriane Jarczewski, Christian Niel, Maria Lucia Rosa Rossetti
BACKGROUND: Porto Alegre is the Brazilian state capital with second highest incidence of tuberculosis (TB) and the highest proportion of people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among patients with TB. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increases the risk of anti-TB drug-induced hepatotoxicity, which may result in discontinuation of the therapy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was (i) to estimate prevalence of HCV and HIV in a group of patients newly diagnosed with active TB in a public reference hospital in Porto Alegre and (ii) to compare demographic, behavioural, and clinical characteristics of patients in relation to their HCV infection status...
April 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324847/species-identification-in-forensic-samples-using-the-spindel-approach-a-ghep-isfg-inter-laboratory-collaborative-exercise
#6
Cíntia Alves, Rui Pereira, Lourdes Prieto, Mercedes Aler, Cesar R L Amaral, Cristina Arévalo, Gabriela Berardi, Florencia Di Rocco, Mariela Caputo, Cristian Hernandez Carmona, Laura Catelli, Heloísa Afonso Costa, Pavla Coufalova, Sandra Furfuro, Óscar García, Anibal Gaviria, Ana Goios, Juan José Builes Gómez, Alexis Hernández, Eva Del Carmen Betancor Hernández, Luís Miranda, David Parra, Susana Pedrosa, Maria João Anjos Porto, Maria de Lurdes Rebelo, Matteo Spirito, María Del Carmen Villalobos Torres, António Amorim, Filipe Pereira
DNA is a powerful tool available for forensic investigations requiring identification of species. However, it is necessary to develop and validate methods able to produce results in degraded and or low quality DNA samples with the high standards obligatory in forensic research. Here, we describe a voluntary collaborative exercise to test the recently developed Species Identification by Insertions/Deletions (SPInDel) method. The SPInDel kit allows the identification of species by the generation of numeric profiles combining the lengths of six mitochondrial ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene regions amplified in a single reaction followed by capillary electrophoresis...
March 7, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321379/differentiation-between-posterior-sinuses-using-the-medial-orbital-floor-as-a-landmark
#7
Camila Degen Meotti, Otávio Bejzman Piltcher, Bruno Netto, Jaqueline Lemieszek, Michelle Lavinsky-Wolff, Felipe Marques do Rego Monteiro, Gustavo Rassier Isolan
Objectives This study aims to evaluate the difference in height between the floors of the posterior ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses with respect to the medial orbital floor (MOF) to confirm this difference as a landmark for identification of the posterior sinuses. It also aims to describe this difference regarding the type of pneumatization of the sphenoid sinus (conchal, presellar, and sellar). Design A cross-sectional study was conducted. Study Center The study was conducted at the Department of Radiology of Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, a tertiary care university hospital in Southern Brazil...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294319/grpr-antagonist-protects-from-drug-induced-liver-injury-by-impairing-neutrophil-chemotaxis-and-motility
#8
Rafael S Czepielewski, Natália Jaeger, Pedro E Marques, Maísa M Antunes, Maurício M Rigo, Débora M Alvarenga, Rafaela V Pereira, Rodrigo D da Silva, Tiago G Lopes, Vinícius D da Silva, Bárbara N Porto, Gustavo B Menezes, Cristina Bonorino
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a major cause of acute liver failure (ALF), where hepatocyte necrotic products trigger liver inflammation, release of CXCR2 ligands (IL-8) and other neutrophil chemotactic molecules. Liver infiltration by neutrophils is a major cause of the life threatening tissue damage that ensues. A GRPR (gastrin-releasing peptide receptor) antagonist impairs IL-8-induced neutrophil chemotaxis in vitro. We investigated its potential to reduce acetaminophen-induced ALF, neutrophil migration and mechanisms underlying this phenomenon...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288865/retinal-npy-and-5-ht-inputs-to-the-aged-suprachiasmatic-nucleus-in-common-marmosets-callithrix-jacchus
#9
Rovena C G J Engelberth, Kayo D de Azevedo Silva, Felipe Porto Fiuza, Joacil Germano Soares, Miriam S M O Costa, Ruthnaldo R de Melo Lima, Expedito Silva do Nascimento, José R Dos Santos, José R L P Cavalcanti, Jeferson S Cavalcante
The circadian timing system (CTS) anticipates optimal physiological patterns in response to environmental fluctuations, such as light-dark cycle. Since age-related disruption of circadian synchronization is linked to several pathological conditions, we characterized alterations of neurochemical constituents and retinal projections to the major pacemaker of CTS, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), in adult and aged marmosets. We used intraocular injections of neural tracer Cholera toxin b (CTb) to report age-related reductions in CTb, neuropeptide Y and serotonin immunoreactivities...
March 10, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288562/genetic-diversity-and-signatures-of-selection-in-various-goat-breeds-revealed-by-genome-wide-snp-markers
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Luiz F Brito, James W Kijas, Ricardo V Ventura, Mehdi Sargolzaei, Laercio R Porto-Neto, Angela Cánovas, Zeny Feng, Mohsen Jafarikia, Flávio S Schenkel
BACKGROUND: The detection of signatures of selection has the potential to elucidate the identities of genes and mutations associated with phenotypic traits important for livestock species. It is also very relevant to investigate the levels of genetic diversity of a population, as genetic diversity represents the raw material essential for breeding and has practical implications for implementation of genomic selection. A total of 1151 animals from nine goat populations selected for different breeding goals and genotyped with the Illumina Goat 50K single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) Beadchip were included in this investigation...
March 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286612/characterization-of-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-unresponsive-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-who-underwent-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Franceli Ramos Carvalho, Joice Zuckermann, Alessandra Paz, Gustavo Fischer, Liane Esteves Daudt, Lisandra Della Costa Rigoni, Lúcia Silla, Laura Fogliatto, Simone Martins de Castro, Diogo André Pilger
Background: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) were the first drugs to use an intracellular signaling molecule as a therapeutic target. Unresponsiveness to TKIs limits therapeutic options, making allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) the only option leading to molecular remission. The aim of this study is to characterize CML patients unresponsive to first- and/or second-generation TKI therapy who underwent HSCT and to describe the main factors associated with treatment failure. Subjects and Methods: Twenty one CML patients who underwent allogeneic HSCT and had previously used first- and/or second-generation TKIs from January 2005 to May 2014...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284993/pediococcus-spp-an-important-genus-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-and-pediocin-producers
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REVIEW
Maria Carolina W Porto, Taís Mayumi Kuniyoshi, P O S Azevedo, Michele Vitolo, R P S Oliveira
Probiotics have gained increasing attention due to several health benefits related to the human digestive and immune systems. Pediococcus spp. are lactic acid bacteria (LAB) that are widely described as probiotics and characterized as coccus-shaped bacteria (arranged in tetrads), Gram-positive, non-motile, non-spore forming, catalase-negative, and facultative anaerobes. There are many Pediococcus strains that produce pediocin, an effective antilisterial bacteriocin. Pediocins are small, cationic molecules consisting of a conserved hydrophilic N-terminal portion containing the YGNGV motif and an amphiphilic or hydrophobic C-terminal variable portion...
March 8, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284888/characteristics-of-sleep-in-socially-vulnerable-adolescents
#13
Lisie Polita Romanzini, Aline Ávila Dos Santos, Magda Lahorgue Nunes
IMPORTANCE: This study may help understand the effects of an unfavorable environment in sleep quality of adolescents. OBJECTIVE: To investigate sleep quality in socially vulnerable adolescents, correlating the results with cognitive problems and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and assessing the effectiveness of sleep hygiene and an educational intervention. DESIGN: Cross-sectional and interventional study. SETTING: an educational charitable center supported by a Catholic institution, in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283444/comparison-between-simple-radiographic-and-computed-tomographic-three-dimensional-reconstruction-for-evaluation-of-the-distal-metatarsal-articular-angle
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Eduardo Pedrini Cruz, Felipe Victora Wagner, Carlo Henning, José Antônio Veiga Sanhudo, Fernando Pagnussato, Carlos Roberto Galia
The hallux valgus is a pathologic condition in the forefoot that often causes pain and functional limitations. Assessing all deformity components, such as the distal metatarsal articular angle (DMAA) is essential to hallux valgus treatment. Nevertheless, interobserver agreement of DMAA is poor on plain radiographs. The present study compared computed tomographic (CT) 3-dimensional (3D) reconstruction with plain radiographic measurements for measuring the DMAA. We included 43 consecutive patients (77 feet), diagnosed with hallux valgus at the orthopedic outpatient clinic at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (Porto Alegre, Brazil) from April 2014 to June 2015 in our prospective study...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279149/somatic-growth-in-the-first-six-months-of-life-of-infants-exposed-to-maternal-smoking-in-pregnancy
#15
Mariana Lopes de Brito, Marina Nunes, Juliana Rombaldi Bernardi, Vera Lúcia Bosa, Marcelo Zubaran Goldani, Clécio Homrich da Silva
BACKGROUND: Some studies suggest a relationship between maternal smoking during pregnancy and not only intrauterine fetal growth restriction or low birth weight, but also with changes in the postnatal growth and development. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of smoking during pregnancy on infants growth in the first 6 months of life compared with a control group and a group with idiopathic intrauterine growth restriction. METHODS: Longitudinal observational study using a convenience sample of newborns divided into three groups: infants of smoking mothers (tobacco), with idiopathic intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and a control group...
March 9, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278110/optimization-of-penicillium-aurantiogriseum-protease-immobilization-on-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-antioxidant-peptides-obtainment
#16
José Manoel Wanderley Duarte Neto, Jackeline da Costa Maciel, Júlia Furtado Campos, Luiz Bezerra de Carvalho Junior, Daniela Araújo Viana Marques, Carolina de Albuquerque Lima, Ana Lúcia Figueiredo Porto
This work reports an optimization of protease from Penicillium aurantiogriseum immobilization on polyaniline coated magnetic nanoparticles for antioxidant peptides obtainment derived from bovine casein. Immobilization process was optimized using a full two-level factorial design (2(4)) followed by a response surface methodology (RSM). Using the derivative, casein was hydrolyzed uncovering its peptides that were sequenced and had antioxidant properties tested via ABTS radical scavenging and Hydrogen peroxide scavenging assays...
February 10, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277880/genomic-tests-to-guide-prostate-cancer-management-following-diagnosis
#17
Michele Colicchia, Alessandro Morlacco, John C Cheville, R Jeffrey Karnes
Prostate cancer (PCa) is a common cancer in men, but variable clinical behaviors make its management challenging. Risk stratification is a key issue in disease management. Patient-tailored strategies are strongly advocated to reduce unnecessary treatment while maximizing the oncological outcomes of patient who need active treatment in the primary, adjuvant or salvage setting. Recently, tissue-based biomarkers or genomic tests have become available to improve the clinical decision-making. Areas covered: In this review, the authors present recent evidence about these tissue-based biomarkers, discussing the application of each of them in the clinical setting, focusing on the tests aimed to provide a better risk stratification and to guide decision-making after the diagnosis of PCa (i...
March 13, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270028/designing-and-evaluating-a-health-education-session-on-respiratory-infections-addressed-to-caregivers-of-children-under-three-years-of-age-attending-day-care-centres-in-porto-portugal-a-community-based-intervention
#18
Ana Manuela Ferreira da Silva Alexandrino, Rita Isabel Garrido Vieira Dos Santos, Maria Cristina Damas Argel de Melo, José Adelino Mesquita Bastos
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are common in children, increasing the pressure on clinicians to prescribe antibiotics and affecting public health Objectives: This study aimed to design a health education session (HES) for caregivers of children, and to evaluate its effects on caregivers' needs, as well as on their knowledge and attitudes concerning ARI. METHODS: A generalized model of developing, implementing and evaluating a community-based intervention was followed, including caregivers of children under three years of age...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267075/surgical-management-of-crohn-disease-in-children-guidelines-from-the-paediatric-ibd-porto-group-of-espghan
#19
Jorge Amil-Dias, Sanja Kolacek, Dan Turner, Anders Pærregaard, Risto Rintala, Nadeem Ahmad Afzal, Katarzyna Karolewska-Bochenek, Jiri Bronsky, Sonny Chong, John Fell, Iva Hojsak, Jean-Pierre Hugot, Sibylle Koletzko, Devinder Kumar, Izabella Lazowska-Przeorek, Craig Lillehei, Paolo Lionetti, Javier Martin-de-Carpi, Mikko Pakarinen, Frank M Ruemmele, Ron Shaoul, Christine Spray, Annamaria Staiano, Ian Sugarman, David C Wilson, Harland Winter, Kaija-Leena Kolho
The incidence of Crohn's disease (CD) has been increasing and surgery needs to be contemplated in a substantial number of cases. The relevant advent of biological treatment has changed but not eliminated the need for surgery in many patients. Despite previous publications on the indications for surgery in CD there was a need for a comprehensive review of existing evidence on the role of elective surgery and options in pediatric patients affected with CD. We present an expert opinion and critical review of the literature to provide evidence-based guidance to manage these patients...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265173/shadow-moir%C3%A3-technique-for-postural-assessment-qualitative-assessment-protocol-by-intra-and-inter-rater-evaluation
#20
José Nunes da Silva Filho, Luiz Alberto Batista, Jonas Lírio Gurgel, Flávia Porto
[Purpose] This study aimed to develop and validate an assessment tool for Moiré topogram made specifically with the Shadow Moiré technique of the dorsum. [Subjects and Methods] In the analysis of topograms, frontal, sagittal, and transverse planes of individuals' dorsal were considered. Two instructor evaluators analyzed the topograms at different times in the day and on different days. The measurements of intra- and inter- (intra- and interday) reliability were calculated. [Results] Of the three planes analyzed, in all analyses, good (0...
February 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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