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Jovana de Moura Milanesi, Luana Cristina Berwig, Mariana Marquezan, Luiz Henrique Schuch, Anaelena Bragança de Moraes, Ana Maria Toniolo da Silva, Eliane Castilhos Rodrigues Corrêa
PURPOSE: : This study was conducted to identify variables associated with mouth breathing diagnosis in children, based on multidisciplinary domains. METHODS: 119 children, six to 12 years old, underwent anamnesis, speech therapy (orofacial structures and stomatognathic functions), otorhinolaryngologic (OTRL) with clinical and endoscopic examinations, dental (occlusion) and physiotherapy (body posture and nasal patency) assessments. Nasal patency was evaluated using Peak Nasal Inspiratory Flow (PNIF) and the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scale...
March 19, 2018: CoDAS
Luana Paulesu, Ch V Rao, Francesca Ietta, Adalgisa Pietropolli, Carlo Ticconi
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone of considerable importance in the establishment, promotion and maintenance of human pregnancy. It has been clearly demonstrated that hCG exerts multiple endocrine, paracrine and autocrine actions on a variety of gestational and non-gestational cells and tissues. These actions are directed to promote trophoblast invasiveness and differentiation, placental growth, angiogenesis in uterine vasculature, hormone production, modulation of the immune system at the maternal-fetal interface, inhibition of myometrial contractility as well as fetal growth and differentiation...
March 20, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Marcele F Bastos, Ana Carolina A V Kayano, João Luiz Silva-Filho, João Conrado K Dos-Santos, Carla Judice, Yara C Blanco, Nathaniel Shryock, Michelle K Sercundes, Luana S Ortolan, Carolina Francelin, Juliana A Leite, Rafaella Oliveira, Rosa M Elias, Niels O S Câmara, Stefanie C P Lopes, Letusa Albrecht, Alessandro S Farias, Cristina P Vicente, Claudio C Werneck, Selma Giorgio, Liana Verinaud, Sabrina Epiphanio, Claudio R F Marinho, Pritesh Lalwani, Rogerio Amino, Julio Aliberti, Fabio T M Costa
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a multifactorial syndrome involving an exacerbated proinflammatory status, endothelial cell activation, coagulopathy, hypoxia, and accumulation of leukocytes and parasites in the brain microvasculature. Despite significant improvements in malaria control, 15% of mortality is still observed in CM cases, and 25% of survivors develop neurologic sequelae for life-even after appropriate antimalarial therapy. A treatment that ameliorates CM clinical signs, resulting in complete healing, is urgently needed...
March 20, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Mayara Terenzi, Suzane Cristina Pigossi, Luana Carla Pires, Joni Augusto Cirelli, José Eduardo Sampaio
This case report demonstrated a modified technique of free gingival graft (FGG) aiming to increase keratinized attached tissue in large recipient areas. A FGG to increase the amount of attached gingival tissue, facilitate oral hygiene, and prevent further clinical attachment loss was realized in two patients. Because the extensive recipient area, a modified technique was performed to obtain a smaller graft of the donor area. A template of the graft was made about 25%-30% smaller than the total recipient area...
November 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
Gabriela Ambrósio, Fernanda N Kaufmann, Luana Manosso, Nicolle Platt, Gabriele Ghisleni, Ana Lúcia S Rodrigues, Débora K Rieger, Manuella P Kaster
This narrative review will present and discuss clinical data from 16 cross-sectional and 6 longitudinal studies examining the relationship between body mass index (BMI), symptoms of depression and peripheral inflammation. Our aim is to determine which of obesity and depression contributes best to the peripheral low-grade inflammation frequently associated to both conditions. Studies including a complete evaluation of inflammatory markers are scarce and high levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are the most consistent findings associated with obesity and symptoms of depression...
March 9, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Verónica M Negrón-Pérez, Luana Teixeira Rodrigues, Gisele Zoccal Mingoti, Peter J Hansen
Rho-associated coiled-coil containing protein kinases (ROCK1 and ROCK2) are activated by binding to RHO GTPases and phosphorylate a variety of downstream targets including actinomyosin. In the mouse embryo, ROCK signaling acts to promote formation of trophectoderm (TE) and inhibit formation of the inner cell mass (ICM) by polarizing outer cells of the embryo to inactivate Hippo signaling (Kono et al., 2014; Mihajlović and Bruce, 2016). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 15, 2018: Molecular Reproduction and Development
Luana Leal Roberto, Daniele Durães Noronha, Taiane Oliveira Souza, Ellen Janayne Primo Miranda, Andréa Maria Eleutério de Barros Lima Martins, Alfredo Maurício Batista De Paula, Efigênia Ferreira E Ferreira, Desirée Sant'ana Haikal
This study sought to investigate factors associated with the lack of access to information on oral health among adults. It is a cross-sectional study, carried out among 831 adults (35-44 years of age). The dependent variable was access to information on how to avoid oral problems, and the independent variables were gathered into subgroups according to the theoretical model for literacy in health. Binary logistic regression was carried out, and results were corrected by the design effect. It was observed that 37...
March 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Luana Romão Nogueira, Mariane de Mello Fontanelli, Breno Souza de Aguiar, Marcelo Antunes Failla, Alex Antonio Florindo, Ligia Vizeu Barrozo, Moisés Goldbaum, Chester Luiz Galvão Cesar, Maria Cecilia Goi Porto Alves, Regina Mara Fisberg
Food environment and income act as determinants of diet, and consequently, of the consumption of fruits and vegetables. The objective of this study is to investigate the association between fruit and vegetable consumption, income, and street market density in adolescents living in São Paulo, Brazil. Data from 521 adolescents (12 to 19 years) participating in the 2015 Health Survey of São Paulo were used. Buffers (500, 1000, and 1500 m) were drawn around the households and the street markets were counted in each zone...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Roman Yukilevich, Luana S Maroja, Kim Nguyen, Syed Hussain, Preethi Kumaran
The rapid evolution of sexual isolation in sympatry has long been associated with reinforcement (i.e., selection to avoid maladaptive hybridization). However, there are many species pairs in sympatry that have evolved rapid sexual isolation without known costs to hybridization. A major unresolved question is what evolutionary processes are involved in driving rapid speciation in such cases. Here, we focus on one such system; the Drosophila athabasca species complex, which is composed of three partially sympatric and interfertile semispecies: WN, EA, and EB...
March 2018: Ecology and Evolution
Anh-Vu Ngo, A Luana Stanescu, Grace S Phillips
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal bowel disorders require prompt and accurate diagnosis to avoid potential morbidity and mortality. Symptoms such as feeding intolerance, emesis, or failure to pass meconium may prompt a radiologic evaluation. CONCLUSION: We discuss the most common neonatal bowel disorders and present a practical imaging algorithm for trainees and general radiologists.
March 12, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Cate M Cameron, Patrick J O'Leary, Ali Lakhani, Jodie M Osborne, Luana de Souza, Kristen Hope, Mohammad S Naimi, Hassan Khan, Qazi S Jawad, Sabir Majidi
Violence against children (VAC) is a significant international problem and, in Afghanistan, is particularly complex given the country has suffered armed conflict and extreme poverty for more than 30 years. The aim of this study was to examine the level of knowledge and observation of VAC by community leaders, professional groups, and business owners in three Afghan districts. A survey of community and religious leaders; health, socio-legal, and education professionals; and business owners from Kabul, Jalalabad, and Torkham ( n = 182) was conducted...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
William G Mantyh, Bruce H Cohen, Luana Ciccarelli, Lindsey M Philpot, Lyell K Jones
Historically, payment for cognitive, nonprocedural care has required provision of face-to-face evaluation and management as part of general ambulatory or inpatient care. Although non-face-to-face patient care (e.g., care via electronic means or telephone) is commonly performed and is integral to patient-centered care, appropriate reimbursement for this type of care is lacking. Beginning in 2017, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has taken a large step forward in reimbursing an increased number of cognitive care and non-face-to-face codes...
February 2018: Neurology. Clinical Practice
Luana Fernandes, José A Pereira, Jorge A Saraiva, Susana Casal, Elsa Ramalhosa
BACKGROUND: Borage is an edible flower with a very limited shelf-life (approx. 1 day). After harvest, flowers dry and shrink rapidly and become darker. Extending the shelf life of borage will make it more appealing for commercialization and it will enable borage growers to expand their market. The aim of the present work is to evaluate the effect of three post-harvest technologies. METHODS: Freeze-drying, hot air convective drying and alginate edible coating were applied to borage petals, and the visual appearance, water activity (aw) and weight loss was evaluated...
January 2018: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
Bárbara Dos Santos Simões, Letícia de Oliveira Cardoso, Isabela Judith Martins Benseñor, Maria Inês Schmidt, Bruce Bartholow Duncan, Vivian Cristine Luft, Maria Del Carmen Bisi Molina, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Renata Bertazzi Levy, Luana Giatti
The objective of the study was to estimate the contribution of ultra-processed foods to total caloric intake and investigate whether it differs according to socioeconomic position. We analyzed baseline data from the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil 2008-2010; N = 14.378) and data on dietary intake using a food frequency questionnaire, assigning it into three categories: unprocessed or minimally processed foods and processed culinary ingredients, processed foods, and ultra-processed foods...
March 5, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Luana Calabrò, Giulia Rossi, Michele Maio
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive disease with a severe prognosis. Medical treatment for MPM unresectable patients is still unsatisfactory; therefore novel therapeutic approaches are urgently needed. Immunotherapy represents a promising treatment for MPM patients. Here, we'll discuss the most promising immunotherapeutic treatments currently under active investigation for this still dreadful disease.
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Larysse Maira Campos-Verdes, Danylo Rafhael Costa-Silva, João Paulo da Silva-Sampaio, Maria da Conceição Barros-Oliveira, Carla Solange Escórcio-Dourado, Luana Mota Martins, Fabiane Araújo Sampaio, Camila Revoredo, Francisco Adelton Alves-Ribeiro, Benedito Borges da Silva
Polymorphism of the calcium-sensing receptor gene (CaSR or CaR) has been associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. This receptor plays an important role in calcium homeostasis, and has also been detected in several tissues that are unrelated to calcium metabolism, such as the skin, brain, and breast. The calcium-sensing receptor on cellular level, it regulates cell differentiation, proliferation, cell death, and gene expression. In breast cancer cells, CaSR seems to stimulate secretion of the parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP), which stimulates cellular proliferation...
March 5, 2018: Cancer Investigation
Silvia M S Sandes, Luana Heimfarth, Renan G Brito, Priscila L Santos, Daniele N Gouveia, Alexandra M S Carvalho, Jullyana S S Quintans, Edeildo F da Silva-Júnior, Thiago M de Aquino, Paulo H B França, João X de Araújo-Júnior, Ricardo L C Albuquerque-Júnior, Gokhan Zengin, Martine Schmitt, Jean-Jacques Bourguignon, Lucindo J Quintans-Júnior
BACKGROUND: Indole-3-guanylhydrazone hydrochloride (LQM01) is a new derivative of aminoguanidine hydrochloride, an aromatic aminoguanidine. METHODS: Mice were treated with LQM01 (5, 10, 25 or 50 mg/kg, i.p.), vehicle (0.9% saline i.p.) or a standard drug. The mice were subjected to carrageenan-induced pleurisy, abdominal writhing induced by acetic acid, the formalin test and the hot-plate test. The model of non-inflammatory chronic muscle pain induced by saline acid was also used...
February 27, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
Luana Silva Monteiro, Bruna Kulik Hassan, Paulo Rogério Melo Rodrigues, Edna Massae Yokoo, Rosely Sichieri, Rosangela Alves Pereira
The study aimed to describe the use of table sugar and artificial sweeteners (AS) in Brazil. A representative sample ( n = 32,749) of individuals aged > 10 years was examined from the Brazilian National Dietary Survey (2008-2009). Participants reported whether they use table sugar, AS, both, or none as sweeteners for their foods and beverages. Energy intake and the contribution of selected food groups to energy intake were evaluated according to the type of sweetener reported. Sample weights and design effects were considered in the analysis...
March 1, 2018: Nutrients
Thalita Gagini, Luana Pereira Borba-Santos, Anderson Messias Rodrigues, Zoilo Pires de Camargo, Sonia Rozental
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March 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Naruna Pereira Rocha, Mariana De Santis Filgueiras, Fernanda Martins de Albuquerque, Luana Cupertino Milagres, Ana Paula Pereira Castro, Mariane Alves Silva, Glauce Dias da Costa, Silvia Eloiza Priore, Juliana Farias de Novaes
OBJECTIVE To analyze the implementation of the Brazilian National School Feeding Program as a food and nutritional security policy in public schools. METHODS This a cross-sectional study, with a quantitative and qualitative approach, carried out with 268 schoolchildren aged eight to nine years from the public school system of Viçosa, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 2015. Interviews were carried out using semi-structured questionnaires with the children, parents, cooks, nutritionists, trainer of the Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Company, and president of the School Feeding Council...
2018: Revista de Saúde Pública
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