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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440984/-findrisc-test-relationship-between-cardiovascular-risk-parameters-and-scales-in-spanish-mediterranean-population
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Ángel Arturo López-González, Sheila García-Agudo, Matías Tomás-Salvá, María Teófila Vicente-Herrero, Milagros Queimadelos-Carmona, Irene Campos-González
BACKGROUND: The Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC) questionnaire has been used to assess the risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The objetive was to assess the relationship between different scales related to cardiovascular risk and FINDRISC questionnaire. METHODS: Values of different anthropometric and clinical parameters (body mass index, waist circumference, waist to height ratio, blood pressure), analytical parameters (lipid profile, blood glucose) and scales related to cardiovascular risk (atherogenic index, metabolic syndrome, REGICOR, SCORE, heart age and vascular age) were determined on the basis of the value of the FINDRISC questionnaire...
May 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435120/the-role-of-platelets-in-hemostasis-and-the-effects-of-snake-venom-toxins-on-platelet-function
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REVIEW
Mayara Ribeiro de Queiroz, Bruna Barbosa de Sousa, Déborah Fernanda da Cunha Pereira, Carla Cristine Neves Mamede, Mariana Santos Matias, Nadia Cristina Gomes de Morais, Júnia de Oliveira Costa, Fábio de Oliveira
The human body has a set of physiological processes, known as hemostasis, which keeps the blood fluid and free of clots in normal vessels; in the case of vascular injury, this process induces the local formation of a hemostatic plug, preventing hemorrhage. The hemostatic system in humans presents complex physiological interactions that involve platelets, plasma proteins, endothelial and subendothelial structures. Disequilibrium in the regulatory mechanisms that control the growth and the size of the thrombus is one of the factors that favors the development of diseases related to vascular disorders such as myocardial infarction and stroke, which are among the leading causes of death in the western world...
April 20, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430874/developmental-sall2-transcription-factor-a-new-player-in-cancer
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Viviana E Hermosilla, Matias I Hepp, David Escobar, Carlos Farlas, Elizabeth N Riffo, Ariel F Castro, Roxana Pincheira
SALL2, also known as Spalt-like transcription factor 2, is a member of the SALL family of transcription factors involved in development and conserved through evolution. Since its identification in 1996, findings indicate that SALL2 plays a role in neurogenesis, neuronal differentiation and eye development. Consistently, SALL2 deficiency associates with neural tube defects and coloboma, a congenital eye disease. Relevant to cancer, clinical studies indicate that SALL2 is deregulated in various cancers, and is a specific biomarker for Synovial Sarcoma...
April 18, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430167/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-modeling-of-gaucher-s-disease-what-have-we-learned
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REVIEW
Dino Matias Santos, Gustavo Tiscornia
Gaucher's disease (GD) is the most frequently inherited lysosomal storage disease, presenting both visceral and neurologic symptoms. Mutations in acid β-glucocerebrosidase disrupt the sphingolipid catabolic pathway promoting glucosylceramide (GlcCer) accumulation in lysosomes. Current treatment options are enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) and substrate reduction therapy (SRT). However, neither of these approaches is effective in treating the neurological aspect of the disease. The use of small pharmacological compounds that act as molecular chaperones is a promising approach that is still experimental...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425887/undergraduate-teaching-in-geriatrics-and-pediatrics-in-portuguese-medical-schools-an-observational-study
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Mariana Amaral, Filipa Matias, Lígia Massena, Nuno Cardoso
INTRODUCTION: Motivated by the contracting nature of the Portuguese age pyramid, and thereby the ever increasing geriatric population, the aim of this study was to compare the number of European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits dedicated to Geriatrics with Pediatrics in Portuguese Medical Schools. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted and included six Portuguese Medical Schools that have six years of training and a total of 360 credits...
December 30, 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425435/fret-biosensor-uncovers-camp-nano-domains-at-%C3%AE-adrenergic-targets-that-dictate-precise-tuning-of-cardiac-contractility
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Nicoletta C Surdo, Marco Berrera, Andreas Koschinski, Marcella Brescia, Matias R Machado, Carolyn Carr, Peter Wright, Julia Gorelik, Stefano Morotti, Eleonora Grandi, Donald M Bers, Sergio Pantano, Manuela Zaccolo
Compartmentalized cAMP/PKA signalling is now recognized as important for physiology and pathophysiology, yet a detailed understanding of the properties, regulation and function of local cAMP/PKA signals is lacking. Here we present a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)-based sensor, CUTie, which detects compartmentalized cAMP with unprecedented accuracy. CUTie, targeted to specific multiprotein complexes at discrete plasmalemmal, sarcoplasmic reticular and myofilament sites, reveals differential kinetics and amplitudes of localized cAMP signals...
April 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424762/assessment-of-sensory-processing-characteristics-in-children-between-3-and-11-years-old-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sara Jorquera-Cabrera, Dulce Romero-Ayuso, Gemma Rodriguez-Gil, José-Matías Triviño-Juárez
The assessment of sensory perception, discrimination, integration, modulation, praxis, and other motor skills, such as posture, balance, and bilateral motor coordination, is necessary to identify the sensory and motor factors influencing the development of personal autonomy. The aim of this work is to study the assessment tools currently available for identifying different patterns of sensory processing. There are 15 tests available that have psychometric properties, primarily for the US population. Nine of them apply to children in preschool and up to grade 12...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422549/obesity-is-associated-with-altered-plantar-pressure-distribution-in-elderly-women
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Silvia Gonçalves Ricci Neri, André Bonadias Gadelha, Ana Luiza Matias Correia, Juscélia Cristina Pereira, Ana Cristina de David, Ricardo Moreno Lima
Increased plantar pressure has been found to be related with greater risk of falling. Although there is evidence suggesting that obesity is linked to foot disorders, the association between obesity and plantar pressure of older adults has been poorly investigated. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between obesity and plantar pressure distribution and to explore its relationship with body fat distribution. Two hundred and eleven elderly women took part in this cross-sectional study. Body mass index were taken for obesity classification...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422074/recent-developments-in-fiber-optics-humidity-sensors
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REVIEW
Joaquin Ascorbe, Jesus M Corres, Francisco J Arregui, Ignacio R Matias
A wide range of applications such as health, human comfort, agriculture, food processing and storage, and electronic manufacturing, among others, require fast and accurate measurement of humidity. Sensors based on optical fibers present several advantages over electronic sensors and great research efforts have been made in recent years in this field. The present paper reports the current trends of optical fiber humidity sensors. The evolution of optical structures developed towards humidity sensing, as well as the novel materials used for this purpose, will be analyzed...
April 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418031/serum-concentration-of-hdl-particles-predicts-mortality-in-acute-heart-failure-patients
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Ines Potočnjak, Vesna Degoricija, Matias Trbušić, Gudrun Pregartner, Andrea Berghold, Gunther Marsche, Saša Frank
Clinical studies have shown that assessing circulating concentrations of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is superior to HDL-cholesterol in predicting cardiovascular risk. We tested the hypothesis that circulating concentrations of HDL particles predict 3-month mortality of patients with acute heart failure (AHF). Out of 152 included patients, 52% were female, additionally the mean patient age was 75.2 ± 10.3 years, and three-month mortality was 27%...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416221/ombitasvir-paritaprevir-and-ritonavir-plus-dasabuvir-for-8-weeks-in-previously-untreated-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1b-infection-without-cirrhosis-garnet-a-single-arm-open-label-phase-3b-trial
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Tania M Welzel, Tarik Asselah, Emily O Dumas, Stefan Zeuzem, David Shaw, Rawi Hazzan, Xavier Forns, Tami Pilot-Matias, Wenjing Lu, Daniel E Cohen, Jordan J Feld
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies have shown high rates of sustained virological response (hepatitis C virus [HCV] RNA <15 IU/mL) at post-treatment week 12 (SVR12) in patients with genotype 1b infection with and without cirrhosis who received coformulated ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir, plus dasabuvir, without ribavirin, for 12 weeks. In this study, we aimed to assess 8-week treatment with ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir, plus dasabuvir, without ribavirin in patients infected with HCV genotype 1b without cirrhosis...
April 13, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415552/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-characterization-of-anodised-zirconium-as-a-potential-material-for-biomedical-applications
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Maria R Katunar, Andrea Gomez Sanchez, Ana Santos Coquillat, Ana Civantos, Enrique Martinez Campos, Josefina Ballarre, Tamara Vico, Matias Baca, Viviana Ramos, Silvia Cere
In vitro studies offer the insights for the understanding of the mechanisms at the tissue-implant interface that will provide an effective functioning in vivo. The good biocompatibility of zirconium makes a good candidate for biomedical applications and the attractive in vivo performance is mainly due to the presence of a protective oxide layer. The aim of this study is to evaluate by in vitro and in vivo approach, the influence of surface modification achieved by anodisation at 30 and 60V on zirconium implants on the first steps of the osseointegration process...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413713/catastrophic-outcome-of-patients-with-a-rebound-after-natalizumab-treatment-discontinuation
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Inés González-Suarez, Luis Rodríguez de Antonio, Aida Orviz, Sara Moreno-García, María D Valle-Arcos, Jordi A Matias-Guiu, Cristina Valencia, Manuela Jorquera Moya, Celia Oreja-Guevara
INTRODUCTION: Natalizumab (NTZ) is an effective drug for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. In some patients discontinuation is mandatory due to the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. However, severe clinical and radiological worsening has been described after drug cessation. Our aim was to describe the clinical and radiological features of the rebound phenomenon. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients switched from NTZ to Fingolimod (FTY) who had presented a rebound after discontinuation were selected...
April 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411252/prognostic-relevance-of-cd163-and-cd8-combined-with-ezh2-and-gain-of-chromosome-18-in-follicular-lymphoma-a-study-by-the-lunenburg-lymphoma-biomarker-consortium
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Wendy B C Stevens, Matias Mendeville, Robert Redd, Andrew J Clear, Reno Bladergroen, Maria Calaminici, Andreas Rosenwald, Eva Hoster, Wolfgang Hiddemann, Philippe Gaulard, Luc Xerri, Gilles Salles, Wolfram Klapper, Michael Phreundschuh, Andrew Jack, Randy D Gascoyne, Yasodha Natkunam, Ranjana Advani, Eva Kimby, Birgitta Sander, Laurie Sehn, Anton Hagenbeek, John Raemaekers, John Gribben, Marie Jose' Kersten, Bauke Ylstra, Edie Weller, Daphne de Jong
In follicular lymphoma, studies addressing the prognostic value of microenvironment-related immunohistochemical markers and tumor cell-related genetic markers have yielded conflicting results, precluding implementation in practice. Therefore, the Lunenburg Lymphoma Biomarker Consortium performed a validation study evaluating published markers. To maximize sensitivity, an end-of-spectrum design was applied for 122 uniformly immunochemotherapy-treated follicular lymphoma patients retrieved from international trials and registries; early failure: progression or lymphoma-related death <2 years versus long remission: response duration of >5 years...
April 14, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404108/ombitasvir-paritaprevir-and-ritonavir-plus-ribavirin-in-adults-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-4-infection-and-cirrhosis-agate-i-a-multicentre-phase-3-randomised-open-label-trial
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Tarik Asselah, Christophe Hézode, Roula B Qaqish, Magdy ElKhashab, Tarek Hassanein, George Papatheodoridis, Jordan J Feld, Christophe Moreno, Stefan Zeuzem, Peter Ferenci, Yao Yu, Rebecca Redman, Tami Pilot-Matias, Niloufar Mobashery
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 infection is most commonly reported in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East; however, prevalence is increasing worldwide through immigration. HCV genotype 4 accounts for 20% of all infections, but clinical trial data for treatment remain limited. We assessed the combination of two direct-acting antivirals, ombitasvir (NS5A inhibitor) and paritaprevir (NS3/4A protease inhibitor; co-dosed with ritonavir) plus ribavirin in patients with HCV genotype 4 infection and compensated cirrhosis...
September 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403677/spatial-temporal-variations-of-crime-a-routine-activity-theory-perspective
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Silas Nogueira de Melo, Débora V S Pereira, Martin A Andresen, Lindon Fonseca Matias
Temporal and spatial patterns of crime in Campinas, Brazil, are analyzed considering the relevance of routine activity theory in a Latin American context. We use geo-referenced criminal event data, 2010-2013, analyzing spatial patterns using census tracts and temporal patterns considering seasons, months, days, and hours. Our analyses include difference in means tests, count-based regression models, and Kulldorff's scan test. We find that crime in Campinas, Brazil, exhibits both temporal and spatial-temporal patterns...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403278/patient-safety-characterization-of-youtube-videos
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Pétala Tuani Candido de Oliveira Salvador, Theo Duarte da Costa, Andréa Tayse de Lima Gomes, Yole Matias Silveira de Assis, Viviane Euzébia Pereira Santos
Objective: To describe how patient safety is addressed in YouTube videos. Methods: descriptive study with a quantitative approach. Data was collected in May 2015, at YouTube's search field, with descriptor "patient safety". The sample included 92 videos, which were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results: The videos showed a positive concept of patient safety, based on a systemic vision that attempts to eliminate the traditional punitive culture by promoting a culture of safety...
April 10, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402852/an-activating-stat3-mutation-causes-neonatal-diabetes-through-premature-induction-of-pancreatic-differentiation
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Jonna Saarimäki-Vire, Diego Balboa, Mark A Russell, Juha Saarikettu, Matias Kinnunen, Salla Keskitalo, Amrinder Malhi, Cristina Valensisi, Colin Andrus, Solja Eurola, Heli Grym, Jarkko Ustinov, Kirmo Wartiovaara, R David Hawkins, Olli Silvennoinen, Markku Varjosalo, Noel G Morgan, Timo Otonkoski
Activating germline mutations in STAT3 were recently identified as a cause of neonatal diabetes mellitus associated with beta-cell autoimmunity. We have investigated the effect of an activating mutation, STAT3(K392R), on pancreatic development using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from a patient with neonatal diabetes and pancreatic hypoplasia. Early pancreatic endoderm differentiated similarly from STAT3(K392R) and healthy-control cells, but in later stages, NEUROG3 expression was upregulated prematurely in STAT3(K392R) cells together with insulin (INS) and glucagon (GCG)...
April 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402312/release-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-a-sewer-system-under-intermittent-flow-conditions-the-eiceira-case-study-in-portugal
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Natércia Matias, Rita Ventura Matos, Filipa Ferreira, Jes Vollertsen, José Saldanha Matos
The presence and fate of hydrogen sulfide in wastewater systems were studied in two stretches of an intercepting sewer system located in a coastal village, in Portugal. A range of hydraulic parameters were obtained and liquid and gas phase measurements were carried out, both continuously and through intensive sampling campaigns. Upstream, where flow rates were relatively low, dissolved sulfide concentrations around 12 mg S L(-1) and hydrogen sulfide gas concentrations above 250 ppm were observed, along with limited corrosion damage...
April 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402281/new-species-of-aberrapex-jensen-2001-cestoda-lecanicephalidea-from-eagle-rays-of-the-genus-myliobatis-cuvier-myliobatiformes-myliobatidae-from-off-argentina
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Adriana Menoret, Leonardo Mutti, Veronica A Ivanov
Three new species of Aberrapex Jensen, 2001 (Cestoda: Lecanicephalidea) have been collected from species of Myliobatis Cuvier along the coast of Argentina. Aberrapex ludmilae sp. n. parasitises M. goodei Garman in the San Matías Gulf. This species is unique in a combination of features including the shape and extent of the uterus, scolex size, testis distribution, and by lacking an external seminal vesicle and postovarian vitelline follicles. Aberrapex sanmartini sp. n. from M. goodei in San Blas Bay and A...
April 4, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
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