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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346782/%C3%AE%C2%BA-carrageenan-enhances-the-biomineralization-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-electrospun-phb-and-phbv-fibers
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Nowsheen Goonoo, Behnam Khanbabaee, Marc Steuber, Archana Bhaw-Luximon, Ulrich Jonas, Ullrich Pietsch, Dhanjay Jhurry, Holger Schönherr
Novel electrospun materials for bone tissue engineering were obtained by blending biodegradable polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) or polyhydroxybutyrate valerate (PHBV) with the anionic sulfated polysaccharide κ-carrageenan (κ-CG) in varying ratios. In both systems, the two components phase separated as shown by FTIR, DSC and TGA. According to the contact angle data, κ-CG was localized preferentially at the fiber surface in PHBV/ κ-CG blends in contrast to PHB/ κ-CG, where the biopolymer was mostly found within the fiber...
March 27, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343961/protein-depletion-using-the-arabinose-promoter-in-xanthomonas-citri-subsp-citri
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Lilian A Lacerda, Lucia B Cavalca, Paula M M Martins, José S Govone, Maurício Bacci, Henrique Ferreira
Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri (X. citri) is a plant pathogen and the etiological agent of citrus canker, a severe disease that affects all the commercially important citrus varieties, and has worldwide distribution. Citrus canker cannot be healed, and the best method known to control the spread of X. citri in the orchards is the eradication of symptomatic and asymptomatic plants in the field. However, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, the main orange producing area in the world, control is evolving to an integrated management system (IMS) in which growers have to use less susceptible plants, windshields to prevent bacterial spread out and sprays of cupric bactericidal formulations...
March 23, 2017: Plasmid
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343818/comparative-performances-of-serologic-and-molecular-assays-for-detecting-htlv-1-and-htlv-2-in-patients-infected-with-hiv-1
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Karoline Rodrigues Campos, Maria Gisele Gonçalves, Nadia Aparecida Costa, Adele Caterino-de-Araujo
The present study evaluated several techniques currently available (commercial kits and in-house assays) for diagnosing human T lymphotropic viruses types 1 and 2 (HTLV-1/-2) in two groups of patients enrolled at HIV/AIDS specialized care services in São Paulo: Group 1 (G1), n=1608, 1237 male/371 female, median age 44.3 years old, majority using highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART); G2, n=1383, 930 male/453 female, median age of 35.6 years old, majority HAART naïve. Enzyme immunoassays [(EIA) Murex and Gold ELISA] were employed for HTLV-1/-2 screening; Western blotting (WB), INNO-LIA (LIA), real-time PCR pol (qPCR), and nested-PCR-RFLP (tax) were used to confirm infection...
March 23, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343115/patterns-of-drinking-and-driving-offenses-among-nightclub-patrons-in-brazil
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Gabriela A Wagner, Zila M Sanchez
BACKGROUND: Brazil has a strict drinking and driving law known as the Brazilian "Dry Law". The aim of the present study was to investigate characteristics associated with the breaking of the Brazilian traffic law, on drinking and driving, at nightclub exit among a representative sample of nightclub patrons in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: Portal survey realized with a two-stage cluster sampling survey design to collect data from 2422 patrons at the entrance and 1822 patrons at the exit of 31 nightclubs in the city of São Paulo, Brazil...
March 23, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342592/polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-and-organochlorine-pesticides-ocps-in-sediments-from-an-urban-and-industrial-impacted-subtropical-estuary-babitonga-bay-brazil
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Juliane Rizzi, Satie Taniguchi, César C Martins
Babitonga Bay is a large estuary, which has been under pressure from anthropogenic activities coexisting with a natural area of Atlantic rainforest and mangrove systems. The concentration of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) was determined to evaluate the contamination status and the determine possible pollution sources in the estuary. The ∑DDT (sum of DDT, DDE and DDD concentrations) was the predominant OCP group, with concentrations ranging from <DL (below detection limit) to 122ng g(-1)...
March 23, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342126/learning-curve-takes-65-repetitions-of-totally-extraperitoneal-laparoscopy-on-inguinal-hernias-for-reduction-of-operating-time-and-complications
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Fábio Yuji Suguita, Felipe Futema Essu, Lucas Torres Oliveira, Leandro Ryuchi Iuamoto, Juliana Mika Kato, Matheus Beloni Torsani, André Silva Franco, Alberto Meyer, Wellington Andraus
BACKGROUND: Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most frequently conducted surgical procedures worldwide. Totally extraperitoneal (TEP) hernioplasty has shown many advantages over traditional open surgery. However, because of increased surgical complexity, it requires more practice to achieve optimal results. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the learning curve for TEP hernioplasty, analysing parameters related to the mean operating time. The secondary objective is to assess the complications and early discharge rates related to this procedure...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341537/interleukin-6-expression-in-disc-derangement-of-human-temporomandibular-joint-and-association-with-osteoarthrosis
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Flavio de Alcântara Camejo, Marina Azevedo, Viviane Ambros, Karina São Thiago Caporal, Andrea Duarte Doetzer, Luis Eduardo Almeida, Marcia Olandoski, Lucia Noronha, Paula Cristina Trevilatto
The inflammatory process is a coordinated response that protects host after infection or trauma, involving several molecular reactions. Once the inflammation is closely linked to the process of destruction of the temporomandibular joint, this study aims to examine, by immunohistochemistry, the expression of interleukin-6 (IL-6), an important inflammatory marker, in temporomandibular articular discs of patients with anterior disc displacement with (ADDwR) and without reduction (ADDwoR) and its association with osteoarthrosis (OA)...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341464/reproductive-effects-of-oestrogenic-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-in-astyanax-rivularis-inhabiting-headwaters-of-the-velhas-river-brazil
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André Alberto Weber, Davidson Peruci Moreira, Rafael Magno Costa Melo, Augusto Bicalho Cruz Vieira, Paula Suzanna Prado, Mirra Angelina Neres da Silva, Nilo Bazzoli, Elizete Rizzo
The Velhas River is the most polluted river in the state of Minas Gerais, south-eastern Brazil. Due to its historical and environmental relevance, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of oestrogenic endocrine disruptors on the reproduction of the lambari Astyanax rivularis, a small-sized species found in headwaters of the São Francisco River basin. Quarterly field samplings were carried out during a reproductive cycle in three streams of the upper Velhas River: S1 (reference site) and S2 and S3 (sites contaminated by untreated sewage)...
March 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341397/degradation-of-textile-dyes-by-cyanobacteria
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Priscila Maria Dellamatrice, Maria Estela Silva-Stenico, Luiz Alberto Beraldo de Moraes, Marli Fátima Fiore, Regina Teresa Rosim Monteiro
Dyes are recalcitrant compounds that resist conventional biological treatments. The degradation of three textile dyes (Indigo, RBBR and Sulphur Black), and the dye-containing liquid effluent and solid waste from the Municipal Treatment Station, Americana, São Paulo, Brazil, by the cyanobacteria Anabaena flos-aquae UTCC64, Phormidium autumnale UTEX1580 and Synechococcus sp. PCC7942 was evaluated. The dye degradation efficiency of the cyanobacteria was compared with anaerobic and anaerobic-aerobic systems in terms of discolouration and toxicity evaluations...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340011/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-physical-exercise-in-reducing-pain-in-women-undergoing-mammography-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Tadeu Cardoso de Almeida, Luane Marques de Mello, Jacó Saraiva de Castro Mattos, Anderson Soares da Silva, Altacílio Aparecido Nunes
Objective. : To evaluate the efficacy of exercise prior to mammography in reducing perceived postexamination pain. Methods. : An open, randomized, and controlled clinical trial was conducted. The interventions consisted of warm-up and stretching exercises of the upper or lower limbs of women who consulted at Barretos Cancer Hospital, São Paulo State, Brazil. The women were divided into three groups based on the intervention and its location: upper limbs (group 1), lower limbs (group 2), and no intervention (group 0)...
March 6, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337495/encapsulation-induced-aggregation-a-self-assembly-strategy-for-weakly-pi-stacking-chromophores
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Soumik Sao, Ishita Mukherjee, Priyadarsi De, Debangshu Chaudhuri
Molecular assembly of weakly pi-stacking core-substituted naphthalene diimides (cNDIs) requires the participation of strong side-group interactions. Spatial confinement within a micellar core leads to locally elevated concentrations and reduced entropy that drives a rapid aggregation, often followed by a slower aggregate reorganization. Fast aggregation kinetics leads to self-sorting of aggregates.
March 24, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335422/association-between-coffee-consumption-and-its-polyphenols-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-population-based-study
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Andreia Machado Miranda, Josiane Steluti, Regina Mara Fisberg, Dirce Maria Marchioni
Epidemiological studies have examined the effect of coffee intake on cardiovascular disease, but the benefits and risks for the cardiovascular system remain controversial. Our objective was to evaluate the association between coffee consumption and its polyphenols on cardiovascular risk factors. Data came from the "Health Survey of São Paulo (ISA-Capital)" among 557 individuals, in São Paulo, Brazil. Diet was assessed by two 24-h dietary recalls. Coffee consumption was categorized into <1, 1-3, and ≥3 cups/day...
March 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333923/interdisciplinary-approach-at-the-primary-healthcare-level-for-bolivian-immigrants-with-chagas-disease-in-the-city-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo
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Maria Aparecida Shikanai Yasuda, Camila Gonçalves Sátolo, Noemia Barbosa Carvalho, Magda Maya Atala, Rosario Quiroga Ferrufino, Ruth Moreira Leite, Célia Regina Furucho, Expedito Luna, Rubens Antonio Silva, Marcia Hage, Caroline Medeji Ramos de Oliveira, Felipe Delatorre Busser, Vera Lucia Teixeira de Freitas, Dalva Marli Valerio Wanderley, Luzia Martinelli, Sonia Regina Almeida, Pedro Albajar Viñas, Nivaldo Carneiro
BACKGROUND/METHODS: In a pioneering cross-sectional study among Bolivian immigrants in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, the epidemiological profile, clinical manifestations and morbidity of Chagas disease were described. The feasibility of the management of Chagas disease at primary healthcare clinics using a biomedical and psychosocial interdisciplinary approach was also tested. Previously, a Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) infection rate of 4.4% among 633 immigrants was reported. The samples were screened using two commercial enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) tests generated with epimastigote antigens, and those with discrepant or seropositive results were analyzed by confirmatory tests: indirect immunofluorescence (IFI), TESA-blot and a commercial recombinant ELISA...
March 23, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329408/effects-of-spray-drying-parameters-on-in-vitro-functional-properties-of-camu-camu-myrciaria-dubia-mc-vaugh-a-typical-amazonian-fruit
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Alice Fujita, Volnei Brito Souza, Luis Daniel Daza, Carmen Silvia Fávaro-Trindade, Daniel Granato, Maria Inés Genovese
Camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia) fruit is a rich source of bioactive compounds but its shelf life is rather short. Therefore, this study was aimed to evaluate the effect of inlet air temperature (T) and concentration (C) of maltodextrin and arabic gum on the spray-drying process of commercial camu-camu pulps (São Paulo and Manaus). Moisture, solubility, total phenolics (TP), ascorbic acid (AA), and proanthocyanidins (PAC) contents, and in vitro antioxidant capacity of the powders (FRAP, DPPH, Folin-Ciocalteu's reducing capacity were measured)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328506/a-stimulus-independent-hybrid-bci-based-on-motor-imagery-and-somatosensory-attentional-orientation
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Lin Yao, Xinjun Sheng, Dingguo Zhang, Ning Jiang, Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, Xiangyang Zhu, Dario Farina
Distinctive EEG signals from the motor and somatosensory cortex are generated during mental tasks of motor imagery (MI) and somatosensory attentional orientation (SAO). In this study, we hypothesize that a combination of these two signal modalities provides improvements in BCI performance with respect to using the two methods separately, and generate novel types of multi-class BCI systems. Thirty-two subjects were randomly divided into a Control-Group and a Hybrid-Group. In the Control-Group, the subjects performed left and right hand motor imagery (i...
March 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327882/new-morphological-data-and-molecular-diagnostic-of-henneguya-friderici-myxozoa-myxobolidae-a-parasite-of-leporinus-friderici-osteichthyes-anostomidae-from-southeastern-brazil
#16
Letícia Poblete Vidal, José Luis Luque
The myxozoan Henneguya friderici is a parasite of the gills, intestine, kidney and liver of Leporinus friderici, a characiform fish belonging to the family Anostomidae. Forty-two specimens of L. friderici that had been caught in the Mogi Guaçú River, state of São Paulo, were studied. Elongated white plasmodia were found in the gill filaments of 10 host specimens (24%). The mature spores had an ellipsoidal body with polar capsules of equal size and caudal length greater than body length. This study also described 18S rDNA sequencing of H...
March 16, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327817/identification-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-metallo-beta-lactamase-1-producing-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-the-central-west-region-of-brazil-a-case-study
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Wirlaine Glauce Maciel, Kesia Esther da Silva, José Victor Bortolotto Bampi, Graciela Mendonça Dos Santos Bet, Ana Carolina Ramos, Ana Cristina Gales, Simone Simionatto
Metallo-beta-lactamase production is an important mechanism for carbapenem resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa , which represents an emerging public health challenge. We report the case of a patient admitted to an intensive care unit, with sepsis caused by multidrug-resistant São Paulo Metallo-beta-lactamase-1-producing P. aeruginosa . This is the first case of infection by this pathogenic strain in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Thus, infection control measures are required for preventing future spread and outbreaks...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327816/human-envenomations-caused-by-portuguese-man-of-war-physalia-physalis-in-urban-beaches-of-s%C3%A3-o-luis-city-maranh%C3%A3-o-state-northeast-coast-of-brazil
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Denise Maria Ramalho Ferreira Bastos, Vidal Haddad, Jorge Luiz Silva Nunes
INTRODUCTION: The clinical and epidemiological aspects associated with Portuguese man-of-war envenomation were investigated and characterized. METHODS: Data from recorded envenomation events between 2005 and 2013 were provided by the GBMar (Group of Firemen Maritime of Maranhão State) and SEMUSC (Municipal Secretary of Security with Citizenship). RESULTS: Most victims were children, and clinical manifestations included intense pain, edema, erythema, and rare systemic manifestations...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327811/undiagnosed-acute-hiv-infection-identified-through-rna-testing-of-pooled-serum-samples-obtained-during-a-dengue-outbreak-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Elaine Monteiro Matsuda, Daniela Rodrigues Colpas, Norberto Camilo Campos, Luana Portes Ozorio Coelho, Andreia Moreira Dos Santos Carmo, Luís Fernando de Macedo Brígido
INTRODUCTION: Improving HIV diagnostics and treatment is necessary to end the AIDS epidemic. Pooled plasma can be used to identify patients with acute HIV disease, even before serological tests. During dengue outbreaks, patients having symptoms common to other acute viral diseases might seek medical care. METHODS: We evaluated HIV RNA in pooled seronegative dengue samples. RESULTS: After excluding individuals with a known HIV diagnosis, an HIV-1 prevalence of 0...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327810/spatial-temporal-analysis-of-dengue-deaths-identifying-social-vulnerabilities
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Maria do Socorro da Silva, Maria Dos Remédios Freitas Carvalho Branco, José Aquino, Rejane Christine de Sousa Queiroz, Emanuele Bani, Emnielle Pinto Borges Moreira, Maria Nilza Lima Medeiros, Zulimar Márita Ribeiro Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Currently, dengue fever, chikungunya fever, and zika virus represent serious public health issues in Brazil, despite efforts to control the vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito. METHODS: This was a descriptive and ecological study of dengue deaths occurring from 2002 to 2013 in São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil. Geoprocessing software was used to draw maps, linking the geo-referenced deaths with urban/social data at census tract level. RESULTS: There were 74 deaths, concentrated in areas of social vulnerability...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
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