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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187467/protective-effects-of-ellagic-acid-on-cardiovascular-injuries-caused-by-hypertension-in-rats
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Juliana Bahia Reis Jordão, Hellen Karine Paes Porto, Flávio Marques Lopes, Aline Carvalho Batista, Matheus Lavorenti Rocha
Ellagic acid is described as having antioxidant and antiproliferative properties. Hence, it was hypothesized that ellagic acid could improve cardiovascular damage caused by hypertension. In this work, hypertension was induced in rats with Nω-Nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (60 mg/kg/day in drinking water) for 6 weeks. Ellagic acid was coadministered (10 or 30 mg/kg/day by gavage) between the second and sixth week. Blood pressure was recorded every week by tail-cuff plethysmography. After 6 weeks, the rats were sacrificed, the hearts and kidneys were weighed, and blood was collected...
February 10, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178625/vaccinium-virgatum-fruit-extract-as-an-important-adjuvant-in-biochemical-and-behavioral-alterations-observed-in-animal-model-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Pathise Souto Oliveira, Marta Gazal, Natália Porto Flores, Aline Rigon Zimmer, Vitor Clasen Chaves, Flávio Henrique Reginatto, Manuella Pinto Kaster, Rejane Giacomelli Tavares, Roselia Maria Spanevello, Claiton Leoneti Lencina, Francieli Moro Stefanello
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of blueberry (Vaccinium virgatum) fruit extract on metabolic, behavioral and oxidative stress parameters in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex of mice submitted to an experimental model of metabolic syndrome induced by a highly palatable diet (HPD). Mice C57BL/6 were divided into 4 experimental groups: (1) received standard chow and saline orally, (2) received standard chow and blueberry hydroalcoholic extract, (3) received HPD and saline orally, (4) received HPD and blueberry hydroalcoholic extract...
February 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175057/p302-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-pediatric-acute-severe-ulcerative-colitis-a-multicenter-case-controlled-study-from-the-pediatric-ibd-porto-group-of-espghan
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S Cohen, C Martinez-Vinson, M Aloi, D Turner, A Assa, L de Ridder, V M Wolters, T de Meij, P Alvisi, J Bronsky, U Kopylov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172960/p414-vedolizumab-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-a-retrospective-multi-center-experience-from-the-paediatric-ibd-porto-group-of-espghan
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O Ledder, T de Meij, J Martín de Carpi, L Richmond, S Cohen, J Bronsky, R Shaoul, A Levine, J Escher, L deRidder, A Assa, F Ruemmele, N Shah, V Wolters, A Rodrigues, H Uhlig, D Urlep, C Posovsky, K Kolho, D Turner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172564/p262-evaluation-of-zinc-as-a-biomarker-of-a-complicated-course-in-paediatric-crohn-s-disease
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S Ben Avraham, R Sigall Boneh, N Cohen-Dolev, C Sarbagili-Shabat, A Levine, S Hussey, J Escher, J M de Carpi, R K Russell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172468/dop037-a-model-for-prediction-of-early-surgery-and-complications-in-paediatric-crohn-s-disease-results-of-the-prospective-growth-cd-study
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A Levine, S Hussey, K L Kolho, M Sladek, J M de Carpi, D Turner, R K Russell, N Cohen-Dolev, J Escher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172463/p158-pouchitis-in-paediatric-ulcerative-colitis-a%C3%A2-multicentre-longitudinal-cohort-study-from-the-porto-ibd-working-group-of-espghan
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C Topf-Olivestone, E Orlanski Meyer, O Ledder, M Friedman, I Dotan, L-F Hansen, A Kindermann, A Assa, K-L Kolho, S Kolaček, E Wine, C Strisciuglio, M Aloi, R Hansen, H S Winter, V M Navas-Lόpez, L de Ridder, F Smets, D Turner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172462/p278-short-and-long-term-surgical-outcomes-and-pouch-function-following-proctocolectomy-and-pouch-formation-in-paediatric-ulcerative-colitis-a-multicentre-retrospective-cohort-study-from-the-porto-ibd-working-group-of-espghan
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E Orlanski Meyer, C Topf-Olivestone, E Shtayer, H Tulchinsky, L-F Hansen, A Kindermann, A Assa, K-L Kolho, S Kolaček, M W Carroll, M Martinelli, M Aloi, R Hansen, H S Winter, V M Navas-Lόpez, B Weiss, N Shah, D Turner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157671/can-wheat-germ-have-a-beneficial-effect-on-human-health-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-crossover-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-its-health-effects
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André Moreira-Rosário, Helder Pinheiro, Conceição Calhau, Luís Filipe Azevedo
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of mortality worldwide and diet is an important contributor to CVD risk. Thus, several food derivatives are being investigated for their beneficial impact on reducing cardiometabolic risk factors, either in risk groups or in healthy population as a preventive measure. Wheat germ is a food by-product with high nutritional value, especially as a concentrated source of dietary fibre and essential fatty acids, but its incorporation into the diet has been rare up to now...
November 10, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144391/impact-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-porto-systemic-shunt-on-post-liver-transplantation-outcomes-study-based-on-the-united-network-for-organ-sharing-database
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Khalid Mumtaz, Sherif Metwally, Rohan M Modi, Nishi Patel, Dmitry Tumin, Anthony J Michaels, James Hanje, Ashraf El-Hinnawi, Don Hayes, Sylvester M Black
AIM: To determine the impact of transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (TIPS) on post liver transplantation (LT) outcomes. METHODS: Utilizing the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database, we compared patients who underwent LT from 2002 to 2013 who had underwent TIPS to those without TIPS for the management of ascites while on the LT waitlist. The impact of TIPS on 30-d mortality, length of stay (LOS), and need for re-LT were studied. For evaluation of mean differences between baseline characteristics for patients with and without TIPS, we used unpaired t-tests for continuous measures and χ(2) tests for categorical measures...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110387/caffeine-intake-during-pregnancy-in-different-intrauterine-environments-and-its-association-with-infant-anthropometric-measurements-at-3-and-6-months-of-age
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Thamíris Santos de Medeiros, Juliana Rombaldi Bernardi, Mariana Lopes de Brito, Vera Lucia Bosa, Marcelo Zubaran Goldani, Clécio Homrich da Silva
Objective To investigate the association between maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy and infant anthropometric measurements at age 3 and 6 months. Methods Longitudinal observational study of mother-child pairs stratified into five groups: diabetic women (DM), hypertensive women (HYP), smoking mothers (SMO), mothers of infants small for gestational age (SGA), and controls (CTL). Pairs were recruited from three public hospitals in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from 2011 to 2015, using a convenience sampling strategy...
January 21, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099665/adherence-to-dietary-recommendations-for-preschoolers-clinical-trial-with-teenage-mothers
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Betina Soldateli, Alvaro Vigo, Elsa Regina Justo Giugliani
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of educational dietary intervention offered in the child's first year of life, as well as teenage mothers and grandmothers in carrying out the dietary recommendations at four to seven years. METHODS: Randomized clinical trial initiated in 2006, in Porto Alegre, RS, involving 323 teenage mothers and grandmothers who cohabited. The intervention consisted of six counseling sessions on breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding. The first session occurred in the maternity ward and the other ones in the households of mothers at seven, 15, 30, 60, and 120 days of the child's life...
December 22, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099659/factors-associated-with-the-use-of-antihypertensives-among-seniors
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Kaio Henrique Correa Massa, José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes, Maria Lúcia Lebrão, Yeda Aparecida Oliveira Duarte, Alexandre Dias Porto Chiavegatto
OBJECTIVE: Analyze the use of antihypertensives among seniors and the association with socioeconomic and behavioral characteristics. METHODS: In this seriate cross-sectional study, we used data from the Saúde, Bem Estar e Envelhecimento study (SABE - Health, Well-being, and Aging), conducted in 2000, 2006, and 2010 in the city of São Paulo. Association between the use of antihypertensives and the demographic, behavioral, and socioeconomic characteristics and risk factors was analyzed by using multilevel logistic regression models...
December 22, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099630/the-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-gene-val66met-polymorphism-affects-memory-performance-in-older-adults
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Lucas A de Azeredo, Tatiana De Nardi, Mateus L Levandowski, Saulo G Tractenberg, Julia Kommers-Molina, Andrea Wieck, Tatiana Q Irigaray, Irênio G da Silva, Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira
Objective: Memory impairment is an important contributor to the reduction in quality of life experienced by older adults, and genetic risk factors seem to contribute to variance in age-related cognitive decline. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is an important nerve growth factor linked with development and neural plasticity. The Val66Met polymorphism in the BDNF gene has been associated with impaired episodic memory in adults, but whether this functional variant plays a role in cognitive aging remains unclear...
January 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038330/the-effects-of-a-simultaneous-cognitive-or-motor-task-on-the-kinematics-of-walking-in-older-fallers-and-non-fallers
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Renato Campos Freire Júnior, Jaqueline Mello Porto, Nise Ribeiro Marques, Paola Errera Magnani, Daniela Cristina Carvalho de Abreu
Human gait has been widely investigated under dual-task conditions because it has been demonstrated to be an important way to uncover differences in gait biomechanics between older fallers and non-fallers. However, exactly how simultaneous tasks affect the kinematics of walking remains unclear. In the present study, gait kinematic properties of older fallers and non-fallers were compared under cognitive and motor dual-task conditions. The gait kinematic properties of interest were recorded under three different conditions: walking at preferred speed, walking when performing a cognitive task (naming animals), and walking when performing a motor task (transferring a coin from one pocket to the other)...
January 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028679/hfe-variants-and-the-expression-of-iron-related-proteins-in-breast-cancer-associated-lymphocytes-and-macrophages
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Oriana Marques, Ana Rosa, Luciana Leite, Paula Faustino, Alexandra Rêma, Berta Martins da Silva, Graça Porto, Carlos Lopes
The association of HFE (High Iron FE) major variants with breast cancer risk and behavior has been a matter of discussion for a long time. However, their impact on the expression of iron-related proteins in the breast cancer tissue has never been addressed. In the present study, hepcidin, ferroportin 1, transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1), and ferritin expressions, as well as tissue iron deposition were evaluated in a collection of samples from breast cancers patients and analyzed according to the patients' HFE genotype...
December 2016: Cancer Microenvironment: Official Journal of the International Cancer Microenvironment Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024977/external-ventricular-drain-related-infection-in-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Samir Cezimbra Dos Santos, Telmo Tiburcio Fortes Lima, Luciano Werle Lunardi, Marco Antonio Stefani
OBJECTIVE: To analyze infection rates in a series of patients with spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage who underwent surgical external ventricular drain (EVD) placement. METHODS: This prospective study included patients who required EVD for spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage at the Neurosurgery Department of Hospital Cristo Redentor (HCR), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Overall, 94 consecutive patients were included. RESULTS: The mean duration of EVD use was 7 days...
December 23, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013285/not-all-plaque-ruptures-are-born-equal-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Giancarla Scalone, Giampaolo Niccoli, Hesham Refaat, Rocco Vergallo, Italo Porto, Antonio Maria Leone, Francesco Burzotta, Domenico D'Amario, Giovanna Liuzzo, Francesco Fracassi, Carlo Trani, Filippo Crea
AIMS: Plaque rupture (PR) represents the most common substrate of coronary thrombosis, in at least 50% of cases. Chronic low grade inflammation is a common background for atherosclerosis development; however, increased plaque inflammation may predispose by itself to PR. In the last decade, studies performed by optical coherence tomography (OCT) have allowed to establish the severity of plaque inflammation by assessing macrophage infiltration (MØI). Our retrospective study aimed at assessing the role of plaque inflammation in PR among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) using OCT...
December 24, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001221/number-of-leprosy-reactions-during-treatment-clinical-correlations-and-laboratory-diagnosis
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Douglas Eulálio Antunes, Gabriela Porto Ferreira, Mariana Vitorino Candeiro Nicchio, Sergio Araujo, Ana Carolina Rodrigues da Cunha, Rafaela Resende Gomes, Adeilson Viera da Costa, Isabela Maria Bernardes Goulart
INTRODUCTION: The occurrence of leprosy reactions, a common event during treatment, may be mostly related to the action of multidrug therapy on Mycobacterium leprae. The clinical and laboratory monitoring of patients with reactions is important, since collecting data that assists in predicting the risk of reactions may help to prevent disability. METHODS: This was a sectional study, in order to correlate clinical and laboratory diagnosis with the number of reactions during treatment...
November 2016: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987064/usefulness-of-combining-admission-brain-natriuretic-peptide-bnp-plus-hospital-discharge-bioelectrical-impedance-vector-analysis-biva-in-predicting-90%C3%A2-days-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Simona Santarelli, Veronica Russo, Irene Lalle, Benedetta De Berardinis, Silvia Navarin, Laura Magrini, Antonio Piccoli, Marta Codognotto, Luigi Maria Castello, Gian Carlo Avanzi, Humberto Villacorta, Bernardo Luiz Campanário Precht, Pilar Barreto de Araújo Porto, Aline Sterque Villacorta, Salvatore Di Somma
Heart failure is a disease characterized by high prevalence and mortality, and frequent rehospitalizations. The aim of this study is to investigate the prognostic power of combining brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and congestion status detected by bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) in acute heart failure patients. This is an observational, prospective, and a multicentre study. BNP assessment was measured upon hospital arrival, while BIVA analysis was obtained at the time of discharge. Cardiovascular deaths were evaluated at 90 days by a follow up phone call...
December 16, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
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