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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674941/cosmology-and-fundamental-physics-with-the-euclid-satellite
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Luca Amendola, Stephen Appleby, Anastasios Avgoustidis, David Bacon, Tessa Baker, Marco Baldi, Nicola Bartolo, Alain Blanchard, Camille Bonvin, Stefano Borgani, Enzo Branchini, Clare Burrage, Stefano Camera, Carmelita Carbone, Luciano Casarini, Mark Cropper, Claudia de Rham, Jörg P Dietrich, Cinzia Di Porto, Ruth Durrer, Anne Ealet, Pedro G Ferreira, Fabio Finelli, Juan García-Bellido, Tommaso Giannantonio, Luigi Guzzo, Alan Heavens, Lavinia Heisenberg, Catherine Heymans, Henk Hoekstra, Lukas Hollenstein, Rory Holmes, Zhiqi Hwang, Knud Jahnke, Thomas D Kitching, Tomi Koivisto, Martin Kunz, Giuseppe La Vacca, Eric Linder, Marisa March, Valerio Marra, Carlos Martins, Elisabetta Majerotto, Dida Markovic, David Marsh, Federico Marulli, Richard Massey, Yannick Mellier, Francesco Montanari, David F Mota, Nelson J Nunes, Will Percival, Valeria Pettorino, Cristiano Porciani, Claudia Quercellini, Justin Read, Massimiliano Rinaldi, Domenico Sapone, Ignacy Sawicki, Roberto Scaramella, Constantinos Skordis, Fergus Simpson, Andy Taylor, Shaun Thomas, Roberto Trotta, Licia Verde, Filippo Vernizzi, Adrian Vollmer, Yun Wang, Jochen Weller, Tom Zlosnik
Euclid is a European Space Agency medium-class mission selected for launch in 2020 within the cosmic vision 2015-2025 program. The main goal of Euclid is to understand the origin of the accelerated expansion of the universe. Euclid will explore the expansion history of the universe and the evolution of cosmic structures by measuring shapes and red-shifts of galaxies as well as the distribution of clusters of galaxies over a large fraction of the sky. Although the main driver for Euclid is the nature of dark energy, Euclid science covers a vast range of topics, from cosmology to galaxy evolution to planetary research...
2018: Living Reviews in Relativity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666180/thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-the-elderly-a-real-world-experience
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Ali Alawieh, Arindam Chatterjee, Wuwei Feng, Guilherme Porto, Jan Vargas, Ryan Kellogg, Aquilla S Turk, Raymond D Turner, M Imran Chaudry, Alejandro M Spiotta
INTRODUCTION: Completed randomized trials on endovascular thrombectomy (ET) did not independently assess the efficacy of ET in the elderly (≥80 years old) who were often excluded or under-represented in trials. There were also inconsistent criteria for patient selection in this population across the different trials. This work evaluates outcomes after ET for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in the elderly at a high volume stroke center. METHODS: We reviewed all cases of AIS that underwent a direct aspiration first pass technique (ADAPT) thrombectomy for large vessel occlusions between March 2013 and October 2017 while comparing outcomes in the elderly with younger counterparts...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661425/soluble-cd30-acute-rejection-and-graft-survival-pre-and-6-month-post-transplant-determinations-when-is-the-best-time-to-measure
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M I de Holanda, T Matuck, D D B M de Carvalho, E M F L Domingues, R Curvo, D S Glasberg, A M G Santos, Á M Borela, L C Pôrto
BACKGROUND: Pretransplantation soluble CD30 (sCD30) has been shown to be a good predictor of acute rejection (AR) and graft loss. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of sCD30 measured pretransplant and up to 6 months after transplantation as a predictor of AR, graft loss, and survival at 5 years post-transplantation. Subjects were patients receiving living donor renal transplants at Bonsucesso Federal Hospital (Rio de Janeiro) in 2006 and between August 2010 and May 2011. METHODS: sCD30 was analyzed in samples collected pretransplantation and 7, 14, and 21, 28 days and 3, 4, 5, and 6 months post-transplantation from 73 kidney recipients...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617477/-social-practices-in-the-medicalization-and-humanization-of-prenatal-care
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Cristine Maria Warmling, Ananyr Porto Fajardo, Dagmar Estermann Meyer, Cristophe Bedos
The study's main objective is to analyze how discourses of medicalization and humanization reconnect in primary healthcare and shape prenatal care for pregnant women provided by family health teams. This was a single and integrated case study with multiple analytical units and a qualitative approach. A total of 17 focus groups were performed, in which 47 health professionals were heard (14 physicians, 19 nurses, and 14 dentists), members of 17 family health teams in 16 municipalities in the South of Brazil...
March 29, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29583152/remembering-the-past-studies-on-evolution-done-by-the-genetics-group-at-universidade-federal-do-rio-grande-do-sul-ufrgs
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Francisco M Salzano
After a brief introduction about the factors that are involved in science development, and world and Brazilian evolutionary genetics, the studies developed in Porto Alegre in this area were reviewed. Four periods in the development of this group were distinguished: (a) Origins and first expansion (1949-1961); (b) Second expansion (1962-1988); (c) Third expansion (1989-2001); and (d) The last 15 years (2002-present). The international Porto Alegre Biological Evolution Workshops (PABEWs), with five biannual events from 2007 o 2015, were also mentioned...
March 19, 2018: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29583149/absolute-cardiovascular-risk-of-women-using-hormonal-contraception-in-porto-novo
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Arnaud Sonou, Mathieu Ogoudjobi, Philippe Mahouna Adjagba, Corine Houehanou, Richard Aniglé, Léopold Codjo, Murielle Hounkponou, Rosaire Bognon, Salimatou Assani, Daniel Amoussou-Guénou, Dèdonougbo Martin Houénassi
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this work was to determine the absolute cardiovascular risk (ACVR) of women using hormonal contraception in Porto-Novo. METHODS: We carried out a descriptive, cross-sectional study, including women at the time of renewal of a hormonal contraceptive method. Blood pressure, fasting venous blood glucose level, body mass index and electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy were studied. The determination of ACVR was dual based on the World Health Organisation (WHO/ISH) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC/ESH) models...
March 27, 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574923/dna-methylation-level-of-spermatozoa-from-subfertile-and-proven-fertile-and-its-relation-to-standard-sperm-parameters
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Y Alkhaled, M Laqqan, S Tierling, C Lo Porto, M E Hammadeh
The epigenetic mechanism plays an important role in spermatogenesis such as DNA methylation where this episode is represented by either switching genes on or off. Twenty-eight samples (14 case and 14 controls) were subjected to Infinium 450K BeadChip arrays to identify genomic regions that differ in sperm DNA methylation patterns in the subfertile compared to the proven fertile group. Then two CpGs were validated by deep bisulphite sequencing on 82 sperm samples. The results screening study revealed eight CpGs were significantly different in their sperm DNA methylation levels between cases and control group...
March 25, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574106/self-reported-color-race-and-genomic-ancestry-in-an-admixed-population-a-contribution-of-a-nationwide-survey-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-in-brazil
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Marília Brito Gomes, Aline Brazão Gabrielli, Deborah Conte Santos, Marcela Haas Pizarro, Bianca S V Barros, Carlos Antonio Negrato, Sergio Atala Dib, Luís Cristóvão Porto, Dayse A Silva
AIMS: The development of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its chronic complications may have a genetic background. The primary objective of our study is to characterize the relationship between self-reported color-race and genomic ancestry (GA) in patients with T1D. As secondary objective, we aimed to characterize GA of patients with T1D from different urban geographical regions of Brazil, compared to healthy Brazilian controls from the same regions. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, nationwide survey conducted in 14 public clinics from 10 Brazilian cities...
March 21, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570147/nutrition-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-position-paper-on-behalf-of-the-porto-inflammatory-bowel-disease-group-of-the-european-society-of-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition
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Erasmo Miele, Raanan Shamir, Marina Aloi, Amit Assa, Christian Braegger, Jiri Bronsky, Lissy de Ridder, Johanna C Escher, Iva Hojsak, Sanja Kolaček, Sibylle Koletzko, Arie Levine, Paolo Lionetti, Massimo Martinelli, Frank Ruemmele, Richard K Russell, Rotem Sigall Boneh, Johan van Limbergen, Gigi Veereman, Annamaria Staiano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A growing body of evidence supports the need for detailed attention to nutrition and diet in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We aimed to define the steps in instituting dietary or nutritional management in light of the current evidence and to offer a useful and practical guide to physicians and dieticians involved in the care of pediatric IBD patients. METHODS: A group of 20 experts in pediatric IBD participated in an iterative consensus process including 2 face-to-face meetings, following an open call to Nutrition Committee of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Porto, IBD Interest, and Nutrition Committee...
April 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562246/corrigendum-vedolizumab-in-paediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-retrospective-multi-centre-experience-from-the-paediatric-ibd-porto-group-of-espghan
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Oren Ledder, Amit Assa, Arie Levine, Johanna C Escher, Lissy de Ridder, Frank Ruemmele, Neil Shah, Ron Shaoul, Victorien M Wolters, Astor Rodrigues, Holm H Uhlig, Carsten Posovszky, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Christian Jakobsen, Shlomi Cohen, Dror S Shouval, Tim de Meij, Javier Martin-de-Carpi, Lisa Richmond, Jiri Bronsky, Mira Friedman, Dan Turner
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March 17, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551866/comparative-evaluation-of-peri-implant-tissues-in-patients-wearing-mandibular-overdenture-with-different-implant-platforms
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Laércio Almeida de Melo, Danielle Bezerra de Farias, Annie Karoline Bezerra de Medeiros, Gustavo Augusto Seabra Barbosa, Euler Maciel Dantas, Adriana da Fonte Porto Carreiro
Background: The poor hygiene of peri-implant tissues causes inflammation at tissue-implant interface, which may impair the rehabilitation success. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of external hexagon and Morse taper implants on peri-implant health in patients wearing mandibular overdentures for 1 year. Materials and Methods: A total of 46 implants were evaluated, 28 external hexagon and 18 Morse taper. Plaque index in the mini-abutment, bleeding index, peri-implant inflammation, keratinized mucosa zone, probing depth, and marginal mucosa level were evaluated after 3 months and 1 year of prostheses insertion...
November 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543696/global-variation-in-use-of-enteral-nutrition-for-pediatric-crohn-disease
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Morgan Lawley, Jessica W Wu, Victor M Navas-López, Hien Q Huynh, Matthew W Carroll, Min Chen, Pavel Medvedev, Andrew S Day, Séamus Hussey, Rotem Sigall-Boneh, Arie Levine, Eytan Wine
OBJECTIVES: Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) is an effective induction treatment for pediatric Crohn disease. Given the center-based variation in use and diversity in practice we constructed a survey aimed at sharing experience and strategies in administering EEN, stimulating further research, and optimizing therapy. METHODS: This survey was constructed after consultation with experts and designed to address key knowledge gaps. The survey was disseminated through the Paediatric IBD Porto Group of ESPGHAN, Canadian Children IBD Network, selective experts, and was sent twice through the PEDGI-BB...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542325/metformin-modifies-glutamine-metabolism-in-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-model-of-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Antonio Gil-Gomez, Ana Isabel Gómez-Sotelo, Isidora Ranchal, Ángela Rojas, Marta García-Valdecasas, Rocío Muñoz-Hernández, Rocío Gallego-Durán, Javier Ampuero, Manuel Romero Gómez
AIM: to analyze the effect of metformin on ammonia production derived from glutamine metabolism in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: twenty male Wistar rats were studied for 28 days after a porto-caval anastomosis (n = 16) or a sham operation (n = 4). Porto-caval shunted animals were randomized into two groups (n = 8) and either received 30 mg/kg/day of metformin for two weeks or were control animals. Plasma ammonia concentration, Gls gene expression and K-type glutaminase activity were measured in the small intestine, muscle and kidney...
March 15, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520294/genetic-characterization-of-the-fish-piaractus-brachypomus-by-microsatellites-derived-from-transcriptome-sequencing
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Paulo H Jorge, Vito A Mastrochirico-Filho, Milene E Hata, Natália J Mendes, Raquel B Ariede, Milena Vieira de Freitas, Manuel Vera, Fábio Porto-Foresti, Diogo T Hashimoto
The pirapitinga, Piaractus brachypomus (Characiformes, Serrasalmidae), is a fish from the Amazon basin and is considered to be one of the main native species used in aquaculture production in South America. The objectives of this study were: (1) to perform liver transcriptome sequencing of pirapitinga through NGS and then validate a set of microsatellite markers for this species; and (2) to use polymorphic microsatellites for analysis of genetic variability in farmed stocks. The transcriptome sequencing was carried out through the Roche/454 technology, which resulted in 3,696 non-redundant contigs...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494872/sarcopenia-is-associated-to-an-impaired-autonomic-heart-rate-modulation-in-community-dwelling-old-adults
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Verônica Porto de Freitas, Rafael da Silva Passos, Alinne Alves Oliveira, Ícaro J S Ribeiro, Ivna Vidal Freire, Ludmila Schettino, Mauro Fernandes Teles, Cezar Augusto Casotti, Rafael Pereira
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to compare the autonomic heart control parameters from sarcopenic and non-sarcopenic community-dwelling elders. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study including 76 community-dwelling old adults, which was clinically stratified as sarcopenic or non-sarcopenic, according to the current recommendations. They were submitted to 5-min recordings of successive RR intervals. The analysis of the RR intervals variability was carried out in time (mean RR, RMSSD, pNN50, SDNN and triangular index) and frequency domains (LFnu, HFnu and LF/HF ratio), and with nonlinear methods (SD1, SD2, and D2 )...
February 2, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465498/variability-in-quality-of-life-outcomes-following-a-pulmonary-rehabilitation-program-in-patients-with-copd
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Elias F Porto, Antonio A M Castro, Felipe Cortopassi, Gerson F de Souza, José R Jardim
PURPOSE: Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves exercise tolerance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, it is unclear why some patients do not improve quality of life during a training program. Our objective was to evaluate the differences between patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who improve and those who do not improve quality of life during a pulmonary rehabilitation program. METHODS: Seventy-three patients underwent a PR program...
March 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453750/administration-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-lp62-to-dam-rats-at-the-end-of-delivery-and-during-lactation-affects-tgf-%C3%AE-1-level-and-nutritional-milk-composition-and-body-weight-of-pups
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Gladistone Correia Messias, Ana Marta Novais Rocha, Beatriz Manuela Silva Santos, Ana Marques Botelho, Dhaísa Cristhina Alves Silva, Erika Santos Porto, Marina Lima Dos Anjos, Rayra Almeida Sousa, Mara Viana Silva, Thainara Barros da Rocha, Aracely Vieira de Melo, Manoela Rios Trindade Carneiro, Nayonara Santana Aguiar, Patrícia Prado Santos, Erika Pereira de Souza, Mariluze Peixoto Cruz, Lucas Miranda Marques, Raquel Passos Rezende, Carla Cristina Romano, Ana Paula Uetanabaro, Gabriel Vinderola, Regiane Yatsuda
PURPOSE: Lactobacillus plantarum Lp62 is a lactic acid bacteria strain that has been isolated from cocoa beans and exhibited probiotic potential. The influence of oral administration of L. plantarum Lp62 on the growth of rat's pups; on yield, cytokines and milk composition was studied. METHODS: Lactobacillus plantarum Lp62 is a lactic acid bacteria strain that has been isolated from cocoa beans. It was administered daily by gavage to Wistar rats (n = 8), from the 7th day before delivery and for 20 days during lactation, in a concentration of 1...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451647/criopreserved-ovarian-tissue-transplantation-and-bone-restoration-metabolism-in-castrated-rats
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Lígia Helena Ferreira Melo E Silva, João Marcos DE Meneses E Silva, Mahmoud Salama, Luiz Gonzaga Porto Pinheiro, Franciele Osmarini Lunardi, Paulo Goberlânio Barros DA Silva, Carlos Gustavo Hirth, Igor Freitas DE Lucena, Glauco Jorge DA Costa Gomes, José Alberto Dias Leite
OBJECTIVES: to evaluate estradiol levels and autotransplantation heated ovarian tissue effects, after vitrification, on rats bone metabolism previously oophorectomized bilaterally. METHODS: experimental study with 27 rats aged 11 to 12 weeks and weighing 200g to 300g, submitted to bilateral oophorectomy and ovarian tissue cryopreservation for subsequent reimplantation. Animals were divided into two groups, A and B, with 8 and 19 rats, respectively. Autotransplantation occurred in two periods according to castration time: after one week, in group A, and after one month in group B...
2018: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430665/health-related-physical-fitness-and-quality-of-life-in-men-with-congenital-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
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K S L Mileski, M Bottaro, L G Grossi-Porto, A Lofrano-Porto
Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is a rare disorder characterised by impaired testosterone secretion since birth, and represents a valuable model for studying the effects of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in humans. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate all health-related physical fitness (HRPF) components and quality of life in a series of eight men with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism under regular TRT. The study group was compared to a control group of 16 healthy subjects paired for age, body mass index and physical activity...
February 11, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429906/suicide-risk-temperament-traits-and-sleep-quality-in-patients-with-refractory-epilepsy
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Sayra Catalina Coral Castro, Gislaine Verginia Baroni, William Alves Martins, André Luis Fernandes Palmini, Luísa Weber Bisol
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to access the suicide risk (SR) in patients with refractory epilepsy and its association with temperament and sleep quality. METHODS: A total of 50 consecutive patients referred for epilepsy surgery evaluation in the Porto Alegre Epilepsy Surgery Program were included. All patients had a detailed neurologic and psychiatric evaluation, including video-electroencephalogram (VEEG), high-resolution magnetic ressonance imaging (MRI), and neuropsychologic assessment...
February 8, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
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