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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549861/the-ethanol-extract-of-leonurus-sibiricus-l-induces-antioxidant-antinociceptive-and-topical-anti-inflammatory-effects
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Alan Santos Oliveira, Luana Mendonça Cercato, Marília Trindade de Santana Souza, Allan John de Oliveira Melo, Bruno Dos Santos Lima, Marcelo Cavalcante Duarte, Adriano Antunes de Souza Araujo, Ana Mara de Oliveira E Silva, Enilton Aparecido Camargo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Leonurus sibiricus L. (Lamiaceae), popularly known as motherwort, or "erva-de-macaé" or "rubim" in Brazil, is a plant used for the treatment of inflammatory conditions, but few studies have evaluated this anti-inflammatory activity or other activities that may be relevant. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was undertaken to investigate the antioxidant, antinociceptive and topical anti-inflammatory effects of the ethanol extract of L. sibiricus (EELs)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542314/toward-a-more-personalized-motor-function-rehabilitation-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-the-role-of-neuroplasticity
#2
Simona Portaro, Antonino Naro, Antonino Chillura, Luana Billeri, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti, Carmelo Rodolico, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is the most prevalent adult muscular dystrophy, often accompanied by impairments in attention, memory, visuospatial and executive functions. Given that DM1 is a multi-system disorder, it requires a multi-disciplinary approach, including effective rehabilitation programs, focusing on the central nervous system neuroplasticity, in order to develop patient-tailored rehabilitative procedures for motor function recovery. Herein, we performed a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) study aimed at investigating central motor conduction time, sensory-motor plasticity, and cortical excitability in 7 genetically defined DM1 patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541370/monitoring-practices-in-municipal-healthcare-management-and-their-interface-with-nursing
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Camila Luana Oliveira Reuter, Vilma Constância Fioravante Dos Santos, Carla Garcia Bottega, Adriana Roese
Objective: To analyse the healthcare monitoring practices of the local government and its interfaces with nursing. Methods: This is a descriptive, exploratory, and qualitative study conducted in six municipalities in the 10th health region of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with six healthcare managers and one adviser, and subjected to content analysis. Results: The results led to the final categories, "Monitoring practices in municipal healthcare management" and "Difficulties of managers in implementing monitoring"...
May 18, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538935/-educational-practices-in-accordance-with-the-ten-steps-to-successful-breastfeeding-in-a-human-milk-bank
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Cristianny Miranda E Silva, Ana Luiza Rodrigues Pellegrinelli, Simone Cardoso Lisboa Pereira, Ieda Ribeiro Passos, Luana Caroline Dos Santos
This article sought to evaluate educational practices in line with the "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding" in a Human Milk Bank. It involved a retrospective study using sociodemographic data about the pregnancy and the baby, obtained from a nursing mothers care protocol (2009-2012). These data were associated to steps related to educational practices from the "Ten Steps." Descriptive analysis, chi-square test and Poisson regression were performed. 12,283 mothers, with a median of 29 (12-54) years old, were evaluated...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538930/dissatisfaction-with-the-dental-services-and-associated-factors-among-adults
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Luana Leal Roberto, Andréa Maria Eleutério de Barros Lima Martins, Alfredo Maurício Batista de Paula, Efigênia Ferreira E Ferreira, Desirée Sant' Ana Haikal
This study aimed to identify factors associated with dissatisfaction with dental services among adults. It analyzed 830 adult participants of an epidemiological survey of oral health. The dependent variable was dissatisfaction with the dental service, and the independent ones were selected according to the theoretical model set forth by Andersen and Davidson (1997). Estimates were corrected by the sample design effect, and Binary Logistic Regression was carried out. It was found that about 11% of adults were dissatisfied with the dental service...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538759/comparison-of-two-central-venous-pressure-control-strategies-to-prevent-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Mario Augusto Cray da Costa, Wesley Lirani, Ana Caroline Wippich, Luana Lopes, Eduardo de Souza Tolentino, Beatriz Zampar, Marcelo Derbli Schafranski
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) takes place in 10-40% of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and increases cardiovascular mortality. Enlargement of atrial chambers is associated with increased AF incidence, so patients with higher central venous pressure (CVP) are expected to have larger atrial distension, which increases AF incidence. Objective: To compare post-CABG AF incidence, following two CVP control strategies. Methods: Interventional, randomized, controlled clinical study...
April 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538681/human-thalamic-somatosensory-nucleus-ventral-caudal-vc-as-a-locus-for-stimulation-by-inputs-from-tactile-noxious-and-thermal-sensors-on-an-active-prosthesis
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REVIEW
Jui Hong Chien, Anna Korzeniewska, Luana Colloca, Claudia Campbell, Patrick Dougherty, Frederick Lenz
The forebrain somatic sensory locus for input from sensors on the surface of an active prosthesis is an important component of the Brain Machine Interface. We now review the neuronal responses to controlled cutaneous stimuli and the sensations produced by Threshold Stimulation at Microampere current levels (TMIS) in such a locus, the human thalamic Ventral Caudal nucleus (Vc). The responses of these neurons to tactile stimuli mirror those for the corresponding class of tactile mechanoreceptor fiber in the peripheral nerve, and TMIS can evoke sensations like those produced by the stimuli that optimally activate each class...
May 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537825/tell-me-the-truth-and-i-will-not-be-harmed-informed-consents-and-nocebo-effects
#8
Luana Colloca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527020/changes-in-serum-levels-of-kynurenine-metabolites-in-paediatric-patients-affected-by-adhd
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Melania Evangelisti, Pietro De Rossi, Jole Rabasco, Renato Donfrancesco, Luana Lionetto, Matilde Capi, Gabriele Sani, Maurizio Simmaco, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Maria Pia Villa
This study aims at determining serum levels of tryptophan and other metabolites of the kynurenine pathway in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to healthy controls. Such metabolites interact with glutamate receptors in the central nervous system, potentially modulating mechanisms that are pivotal in ADHD and thus potentially representing peripheral biomarkers of the disorder. We measured serum levels of tryptophan and some metabolites of the kynurenine pathway in 102 children with ADHD and 62 healthy controls by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
May 19, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526380/comparison-between-two-assessment-tools-for-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-relative-to-the-24-h-recall
#10
Mariana Souza Lopes, Luana Caroline Dos Santos, Aline Cristine Souza Lopes, Mery Natali Silva Abreu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of methods assessing fruit and vegetable (FV) intake among Brazilian users of the Primary Attention Health Care Program. METHODS: The present study included 299 participants (age ≥20 y) from a representative sample from a randomized controlled community trial performed as part of a health promotion program in a Brazilian metropolis. All participants completed three methods for the assessment of FV consumption: brief questionnaire of FV (QBrief-FV), food frequency questionnaire of FV, and a 24-h dietary recall...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526262/hypoxic-pathobiology-of-breast-cancer-metastasis
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REVIEW
Luana Schito, Sergio Rey
Dissemination of breast cancer cells (BCCs) to distant sites (metastasis) is the ultimate cause of mortality in patients with breast cancer. Hypoxia (low O2) is a microenvironmental hallmark of most solid cancers arising as a mismatch between cellular O2 consumption and supply. Hypoxic selection of BCCs triggers molecular and cellular adaptations dependent upon hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs), a family of evolutionarily conserved transcriptional activators that coordinate the expression of numerous genes controlling each step of the metastatic process...
May 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522712/draft-genome-sequence-of-pseudomonas-sp-strain-ep-r1-isolated-from-echinacea-purpurea-roots-and-effective-in-the-growth-inhibition-of-human-opportunistic-pathogens-belonging-to-the-burkholderia-cepacia-complex
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Valentina Maggini, Luana Presta, Elisangela Miceli, Marco Fondi, Emanuele Bosi, Carolina Chiellini, Camilla Fagorzi, Patrizia Bogani, Vincenzo Di Pilato, Gian Maria Rossolini, Alessio Mengoni, Fabio Firenzuoli, Elena Perrin, Renato Fani
In this announcement, we detail the draft genome sequence of the Pseudomonas sp. strain Ep R1, isolated from the roots of the medicinal plant Echinacea purpurea The elucidation of this genome sequence may allow the identification of genes associated with the production of antimicrobial compounds.
May 18, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521427/immunoexpression-of-lactoferrin-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-patients-a-proposal-to-select-a-less-aggressive-subgroup
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Antonio Ieni, Valeria Barresi, Luana Licata, Roberta Cardia, Carmine Fazzari, Giuseppe Nuciforo, Francesco Caruso, Michele Caruso, Vincenzo Adamo, Giovanni Tuccari
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) indicates a subset of breast carcinomas that does not express estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2). According to the literature, TNBCs are aggressive tumors, characterized by a high incidence of recurrence and a high risk of disease progression. Lactoferrin (LF) is a single-chain, iron-binding glycoprotein of ~700 amino acids, which is involved in a wide range of biological activities, including iron-trafficking and carcinogenesis...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514887/transanal-inspection-and-management-of-low-colorectal-anastomosis-performed-with-a-new-technique-the-ticrant-study
#14
Francesco Crafa, Sebastian Smolarek, Giulia Missori, Mostafa Shalaby, Silvia Quareisma, Adele Noviello, Diletta Cassini, Pasquale Ascenzi, Luana Franceschilli, Paolo Delrio, Giannandrea Baldazzi, Ucchino Giampiero, Jacques Megevand, Giovanni Maria Romano, Pierpaolo Sileri
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is one of the most serious complications after rectal cancer surgery. METHOD: A prospective multicenter interventional study to assess a newly described technique of creating the colorectal and coloanal anastomosis. The primary outcome was to access the safety and efficacy of this technique in the reduction of anastomotic leak. RESULT: Fifty-three patients with rectal cancer who underwent low or ultra-low anterior resection were included in the study...
May 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513789/effect-of-final-irrigation-protocols-on-microhardness-reduction-and-erosion-of-root-canal-dentin
#15
Flávia Emi Razera Baldasso, Luana Roleto, Vinicius Duval da Silva, Renata Dornelles Morgental, Patrícia Maria Poli Kopper
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of final irrigation protocols on microhardness reduction and erosion of root canal dentin. Sixty root canals from mandibular incisors were instrumented and randomly divided into six groups (n = 10) according to the irrigant used: QMiX, 17% EDTA, 10% citric acid (CA), 1% peracetic acid (PA), 2.5% NaOCl (solution control), and distilled water (negative control). The chelating solutions were used to irrigate the canal followed by 2.5% NaOCl as a final flush. After the irrigation protocols, all specimens were rinsed with 10 mL of distilled water to remove any residue of the chemical solutions...
May 15, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507519/vasorelaxing-action-of-the-kynurenine-metabolite-xanthurenic-acid-the-missing-link-in-endotoxin-induced-hypotension
#16
Francesco Fazio, Albino Carrizzo, Luana Lionetto, Antonio Damato, Luca Capocci, Mariateresa Ambrosio, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Michele Madonna, Maurizio Simmaco, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Carmine Vecchione
The kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism is activated by pro-inflammatory cytokines. L-kynurenine, an upstream metabolite of the pathway, acts as a putative endothelium-derived relaxing factor, and has been hypothesized to play a causative role in the pathophysiology of inflammation-induced hypotension. Here, we show that xanthurenic acid (XA), the transamination product of 3-hydroxykynurenine, is more efficacious than L-kynurenine in causing relaxation of a resistance artery, but fails to relax pre-contracted aortic rings...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503417/indoor-outdoor-not-voluptuary-habit-pollution-and-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-children-a-systematic-review
#17
Laura Tenero, Giorgio Piacentini, Luana Nosetti, Emma Gasperi, Michele Piazza, Marco Zaffanello
BACKGROUND: Exposure to environmental pollutants is advocated to be a major risk factor, with increased morbidity and mortality in humans due to acute and chronic airway inflammation. The aim of the present review is to show the literature research regarding the link between the sleep-disordered breathing and exposure to indoor/outdoor pollution in children. We hypothesized that environmental air pollution can play a role in childhood sleep-disordered breathing. METHODS: We conducted an electronic search in Medline (with PubMed interface), Scopus and the ISI Web of Science using the keywords "sleep" or "sleep apnea" or "sleep disordered breathing" and "pollution" and "children" in "Title/Abstract/Keywords", with language restriction (non-English paper) and no date limitation to present...
April 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497968/chemoenzymatic-synthesis-and-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitory-activity-of-dimeric-neolignans-inspired-by-magnolol
#18
Luana Pulvirenti, Vera Muccilli, Nunzio Cardullo, Carmela Spatafora, Corrado Tringali
A chemoenzymatic synthesis of a small library of dimeric neolignans inspired by magnolol (1) is reported. The 2-iodoxybenzoic acid (IBX)-mediated regioselective ortho-hydroxylation of magnolol is described, affording the bisphenols 6 and 7. Further magnolol analogues (12, 13, 15-17, 19-23) were obtained from eugenol (3), tyrosol (4), and homovanillic alcohol (5), through horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-mediated oxidative coupling and regioselective ortho-hydroxylation or ortho-demethylation in the presence of IBX, followed by reductive treatment with Na2S2O4...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495846/dispelling-the-myth-that-habitual-caffeine-consumption-influences-the-performance-response-to-acute-caffeine-supplementation
#19
Lívia de Souza Gonçalves, Vitor de Salles Painelli, Guilherme Yamaguchi, Luana Farias de Oliveira, Bryan Saunders, Rafael Pires da Silva, Erika Maciel, Guilherme Giannini Artioli, Hamilton Roschel, Bruno Gualano
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of habitual caffeine intake on exercise performance to acute caffeine supplementation. METHODS: A double-blind, crossover, counterbalanced study was performed. Forty endurance-trained cyclists were allocated into tertiles according to their daily caffeine intake: low (58 ± 29 mg(.)d(-1)), moderate (143 ± 25 mg(.)d(-1)), and high consumers (351 ± 139 mg(.)d(-1)). Participants completed three trials in which they performed simulated cycling time-trials in the fastest time possible following ingestion of: caffeine (CAF: 6 mg(...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494433/electrospun-ultrathin-pbat-nhap-fibers-influenced-the-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-osteogenesis-and-improved-the-mechanical-properties-of-neoformed-bone
#20
Gabriela F Santana-Melo, Bruno V M Rodrigues, Edmundo da Silva, Ritchelli Ricci, Fernanda R Marciano, Thomas J Webster, Luana M R Vasconcellos, Anderson O Lobo
Combining polyester scaffolds with synthetic nanohydroxyapatite (nHAp), which is bioactive and osteoconductive, is a plausible strategy to improve bone regeneration. Here, we propose the combination of PBAT [poly(butylene-adipate-co-terephthalate)] and synthetic nHAp (at 3 and 5wt%). PBAT is a relatively a new polymer with low crystallinity and attractive biodegradability and mechanical properties for orthopedic applications, however, with a still underexplored potential for in vivo applications. Then, we performed a careful biological in vitro and in vivo set of experiments to evaluate the influence of PBAT containing two different nHAp loads...
April 27, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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