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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811958/soluble-nkg2d-ligands-are-biomarkers-associated-with-the-clinical-outcome-to-immune-checkpoint-blockade-therapy-of-metastatic-melanoma-patients
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Cristina Maccalli, Diana Giannarelli, Carla Chiarucci, Ornella Cutaia, Gianluca Giacobini, Wouter Hendrickx, Giovanni Amato, Diego Annesi, Davide Bedognetti, Maresa Altomonte, Riccardo Danielli, Luana Calabrò, Anna Maria Di Giacomo, Francesco M Marincola, Giorgio Parmiani, Michele Maio
The introduction of immune checkpoint blockade into the clinical practice resulted in improvement of survival of a significant portion of melanoma patients. Consequently, predictive biomarkers of response are needed to optimize patient's stratification and the development of combination therapies. The aim of this study was to determine whether levels of soluble NKG2D ligands (MICA, MICB, ULBP1, 2 and 3; sNKG2DLs) in the serum of melanoma patients can serve as useful predictors of response to the treatment with immune checkpoint blockade...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810362/effect-of-exercise-training-in-heart-rate-variability-anxiety-depression-and-sleep-quality-in-kidney-recipients-a-preliminary-study
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Rodrigo Barroso, Antonio C Silva-Filho, Carlos José Dias, Nivaldo Soares, Alessandra Mostarda, Luana Anaisse Azoubel, Leandro Melo, Alessandra de Mc Garcia, Bruno Rodrigues, Cristiano Texeira Mostarda
The aim of this study was to compare the sleep quality, depression, anxiety, and autonomic function of a group of kidney-transplanted recipients who joined a combined exercise program (KTRt) or remained sedentary (KTRs). A total of 20 kidney-transplanted recipients, split into two groups (10 KTRt and 10 KTRs), joined the study. Heart rate variability, cardiorespiratory capacity, depression, and sleep questionnaires were evaluated. KTRt presented lower Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and greater entropy, and increased parasympathetic and decreased sympathetic modulation than KTRs...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810132/short-communication-alteration-in-blood-parameters-by-enrofloxacin-in-juvenile-lesser-spotted-dogfish-scyliorhinus-canicula-linnaeus-1758-after-intramuscular-injection
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Annalisa Zaccaroni, Marcos Perez-Lopez, Irene de la Casa Resino, Gianfranco Medri, Fabrizio Ceneri, Simone Bertini, Oliviero Mordenti, Luana Cortinovis, Rubina Sirri, Luciana Mandrioli
Enrofloxacin (EF) is a veterinary drug for respiratory, gastrointestinal and urinary tract infections. Parenteral administration at doses higher than the manufacturer recommended dosage has induced cartilage lesions in juvenile mammals and poultry. In elasmobranchs EF is commonly used for the treatment of infectious diseases, however only one study has been performed previously to evaluate pharmacokinetics and the potential chondrotoxicity of a fluoroquinolone in adult skates. In present study juvenile lesser spotted dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula, Linnaeus, 1758) were treated with low (LD, 5mg/kg) and high dose (HD, 10mg/kg) of EF daily via intramuscular injection for 15 consecutive days, as indicated in a recognized treatment...
August 10, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808924/a-critical-evaluation-on-moh-current-treatments
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Andrea Negro, Martina Curto, Luana Lionetto, Simona Guerzoni, Luigi Alberto Pini, Paolo Martelletti
Migraine is the most frequent neurological disorder observed in clinical practice characterized by moderate to severe pain attacks associated with neurological, gastrointestinal, and dysautonomic symptoms. Each year, 2.5% of patients with episodic migraine develop chronic migraine (CM). CM is characterized by high frequency of the attacks that may result into chronic intake of abortive medications. Nearly, the 70% of CM patients referring to tertiary head centers show acute pain medications overuse that may lead to the development of medication overuse headache (MOH)...
August 15, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808475/yacon-smallanthus-sonchifolius-leaf-extract-attenuates-hyperglycemia-and-skeletal-muscle-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-diabetic-rats
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Klinsmann Carolo Dos Santos, Bianca Guerra Bueno, Luana Ferreira Pereira, Fabiane Valentini Francisqueti, Mariana Gobbo Braz, Lahis Fernandes Bincoleto, Lilian Xavier da Silva, Ana Lúcia A Ferreira, Ana Cláudia de Melo Stevanato Nakamune, C-Y Oliver Chen, Jeffrey B Blumberg, Camila Renata Corrêa
The effects of hydroethanolic extract of Yacon leaves (HEYL) on antioxidant, glycemic, and inflammatory biomarkers were tested in diabetic rats. Outcome parameters included glucose, insulin, interleukin-6 (IL-6), and hydrophilic antioxidant capacity (HAC) in serum and IL-6, HAC, malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) in soleus. The rats (10/group) were divided as follows: C, controls; C + Y, HEYL treated; DM, diabetic controls; and DM + Y, diabetic rats treated with HEYL...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801774/bcl-2-antigen-expression-in-luminal-a-and-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Carla Solange Escórcio-Dourado, Luana Mota Martins, Camila Maria Simplício-Revoredo, Fabiane Araújo Sampaio, Cléciton Braga Tavares, João Paulo da Silva-Sampaio, Umbelina Soares Borges, Francisco Adelton Alves-Ribeiro, Pedro Vitor Lopes-Costa, José Charles Lima-Dourado, Benedito Borges da Silva
Biomarkers for the prognosis of breast cancer have been routinely used in clinical practice, including the expression of hormone receptors, Ki-67 and HER-2. More recently, Bcl-2 has been recognized as an important prognostic factor in breast cancer, although controversies persist with respect to the significance of its expression. The aim of the present study was to evaluate Bcl-2 antigen expression in luminal A and triple-negative breast cancer. Sixty women with invasive ductal carcinoma were included in the study and divided into two groups: Group A (luminal A) and Group B (triple-negative), with 30 cases in each group...
August 11, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798771/diagnosis-of-oral-hairy-leukoplakia-the-importance-of-ebv-in-situ-hybridization
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Luana L Martins, José Henrique F Rosseto, Natália Silva Andrade, Juliana Bertoldi Franco, Paulo Henrique Braz-Silva, Karem L Ortega
Oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which has been related to HIV infection. In situ hybridization (ISH) is the gold-standard diagnosis of OHL, but some authors believe in the possibility of performing the diagnosis based on clinical basis. The aim of this study is diagnose incipient lesions of OHL by EBV ISH of HIV-infected patients and the possible correlations with clinical characteristics of the patients. Ninety-four patients were examined and those presenting with clinical lesions compatible to OHL were submitted to biopsy prior to EBV ISH...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793931/strategy-for-the-treatment-and-follow-up-of-sinonasal-solitary-extramedullary-plasmacytoma-a-case-series
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Elena Cantone, Antonella Miriam Di Lullo, Luana Marano, Elia Guadagno, Gelsomina Mansueto, Pasquale Capriglione, Lucio Catalano, Maurizio Iengo
BACKGROUND: Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare neoplasm characterized by monoclonal proliferation of plasma cells outside bone marrow. It accounts for 4% of all non-epithelial sinonasal tumors. According to the literature, radiotherapy is the standard therapy for extramedullary plasmacytoma. However, the conversion rate of extramedullary plasmacytoma to multiple myeloma is reported to be between 11 and 33% over 10 years. The highest risk of conversion is reported during the first 2 years after diagnosis, but conversion has been noted up to 15 years after diagnosis...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793108/validation-of-educational-booklet-for-hiv-aids-prevention-in-older-adults
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Luana Ibiapina Cordeiro, Thais de Oliveira Lopes, Luciane Elise de Abreu Lira, Sarah Maria de Sousa Feitoza, Maria Eliana Peixoto Bessa, Maria Lúcia Duarte Pereira, Aline Rodrigues Feitoza, Adriano Rodrigues de Souza
Objective: To describe the process of manufacturing and validation of an educational booklet for HIV/Aids prevention in older adults. Methods: Methodological study developed in two phases - manufacturing of the booklet and validation of the educational material by judges. The manufacturing process involved a situational diagnosis with older adults, and its result indicated gaps in the knowledge with respect to HIV/Aids. The validation process was performed by nine judges, selected by convenience...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793106/religiosity-and-spirituality-as-resilience-strategies-among-long-living-older-adults-in-their-daily-lives
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Luana Araújo Dos Reis, Tânia Maria de Oliva Menezes
Objective: to investigate religiosity and spirituality as a resilience strategy for the long-living older adults in their daily lives. Method: Qualitative research of phenomenological approach based on Martin Heidegger thoughts. Interviews were conducted with 14 older adults registered at a family health unit in the city of Jequié, BA, Brazil. The data were analyzed in the light of Being and Time. Results: The results revealed that God occupies a central position in their lives, and the reading of the bible, praying the rosary and prayers are resilience strategies used for coping with unfavorable situations, recovery and/or maintenance of health, personal and family protection, and, above all, the experience of a satisfactory aging...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793102/deaths-among-the-elderly-with-icu-infections
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Álvaro Francisco Lopes de Sousa, Artur Acelino Francisco Luz Nunes Queiroz, Layze Braz de Oliveira, Luana Kelle Batista Moura, Denise de Andrade, Evandro Watanabe, Maria Eliete Batista Moura
Objective: to evaluate the clinical outcome of elderly patients admitted to intensive care units who had nosocomial infection, correlating the findings with sociodemographic and clinical variables. Method: descriptive research, performed with 308 elderly patients. The collection was made from medical records and covers the years 2012 to 2015. Uni-/bivariate analyses were performed. Results: a statistical association was found between the clinical outcome types and the variables age, length of stay, presence of previous comorbidities, main diagnosis, respiratory and urinary tract infections, use of central venous and indwelling urinary catheters, mechanical ventilation, and tracheostomy...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793025/environmental-aspects-related-to-tuberculosis-and-intestinal-parasites-in-a-low-income-community-of-the-brazilian-amazon
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Biatriz Araújo Cardoso, Fabio de Oliveira Fonseca, Antonio Henrique Almeida de Moraes, Ana Caroline Guedes Souza Martins, Nissa Vilhena da Silva Oliveira, Luana Nepomuceno Gondim Costa Lima, George Alberto da Silva Dias, Maria Helena Féres Saad
We carried out a cross-sectional study from January to December 2015 on 1,425 inhabitants from a floating population in the Brazilian Amazon (Murinin district, Pará State) to describe the population-based prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) from 2011 to 2014, recent TB contacts (rCts) latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (LTBI) , the coverage of the local health network, socio-environmental factors, and frequency of intestinal parasitic infection (IPI). We found that the sanitary structure was inadequate, with latrines being shared with other rooms within the same accommodation; well water was the main source of water, and 48% of families had low incomes...
August 7, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792614/mutation-rates-in-21-autosomal-short-tandem-repeat-loci-in-a-population-from-goi%C3%A3-s-brazil
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Thaís Cidália Vieira, Marc Alexandre Duarte Gigonzac, Ricardo Goulart Rodovalho, Luana Morais Cavalcanti, Lysa Bernardes Minasi, Flávia Melo Rodrigues, Aparecido Divino da Cruz
The appearance of new mutations in polymorphic markers plays a central role in a range of genetic applications, including dating phylogenetic events, informing disease studies, and evaluating forensic evidence. The present study estimated the mutation rates of 21 autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci in a population from Central Brazil. We studied 15,046 paternity cases from Goiás, Brazil from August 2012 to February 2015. We identified 262 mutations in the 21 loci. The loci that presented more mutations were FGA and D18S51, with a total of 46 and 28 mutations, respectively...
August 9, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771142/comparison-of-semi-automated-commercial-rep-pcr-fingerprinting-spoligotyping-12-locus-miru-vntr-typing-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-analysis-of-the-embb-gene-as-molecular-typing-tools-for-mycobacterium-bovis
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Federica Armas, Cristina Camperio, Luana Coltella, Serena Selvaggini, Maria Beatrice Boniotti, Maria Lodovica Pacciarini, Vincenzo Di Marco Lo Presti, Cinzia Marianelli
PURPOSE: Highly discriminatory genotyping strategies are essential in molecular epidemiological studies of tuberculosis. In this study we evaluated, for the first time, the efficacy of the repetitive sequence-based PCR (rep-PCR) DiversiLab Mycobacterium typing kit over spoligotyping, 12-locus mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit-variable number tandem repeat (MIRU-VNTR) typing and embB single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis for Mycobacterium bovis typing. METHODOLOGY: A total of 49 M...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754346/characterization-of-two-peptides-isolated-from-the-venom-of-social-wasp-chartergellus-communis-hymenoptera-vespidae-influence-of-multiple-alanine-residues-and-c-terminal-amidation-on-biological-effects
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Kamila Soares Lopes, Gabriel Avohay Alves Campos, Luana Cristina Camargo, Adolfo Carlos Barros de Souza, Beatriz Vasconcelos Ibituruna, Ana Carolina Martins Magalhães, Lucas Ferreira da Rocha, Alessa Bembom Garcia, Mosar Correa Rodrigues, Dagon Manoel Ribeiro, Michelle Cruz Costa, Manuel Humberto Mera López, Luciana Marangni Nolli, Fernando Zamudio-Zuniga, Lourival Domingos Possani, Elisabeth Ferroni Schwartz, Márcia Renata Mortari
Chatergellus communis is a wasp species endemic to the neotropical region and its venom constituents have never been described. In this study, two peptides from C. communis venom, denominated Communis and Communis-AAAA, were chemically and biologically characterized. In respect to the chemical characterization, the following amino acid sequences and molecular masses were identified: Communis: Ile-Asn-Trp-Lys-Ala-Ile-Leu-Gly-Lys-Ile-Gly-Lys-COOH (1340.9Da) Communis-AAAA: Ile-Asn-Trp-Lys-Ala-Ile-Leu-Gly-Lys-Ile-Gly-Lys-Ala-Ala-Ala-Ala-Val-Xle-NH2 (1836...
July 25, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750001/classical-conditioning-without-verbal-suggestions-elicits-placebo-analgesia-and-nocebo-hyperalgesia
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Przemysław Bąbel, Elżbieta A Bajcar, Wacław Adamczyk, Paweł Kicman, Natalia Lisińska, Karolina Świder, Luana Colloca
The aim of this study was to examine the relationships among classical conditioning, expectancy, and fear in placebo analgesia and nocebo hyperalgesia. A total of 42 healthy volunteers were randomly assigned to three groups: placebo, nocebo, and control. They received 96 electrical stimuli, preceded by either orange or blue lights. A hidden conditioning procedure, in which participants were not informed about the meaning of coloured lights, was performed in the placebo and nocebo groups. Light of one colour was paired with pain stimuli of moderate intensity (control stimuli), and light of the other colour was paired with either nonpainful stimuli (in the placebo group) or painful stimuli of high intensity (in the nocebo group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746489/three-dimensional-evaluation-of-mandibular-anterior-dental-crowding-in-digital-dental-casts
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Luciana Quintanilha Pires Fernandes, Livia Kelly Ferraz Nunes, Luana Santos Alves, Felipe de Assis Carvalho Ribeiro, Jonas Capelli
Introduction: Digital dental models provide a more accurate and comprehensive assessment of orthodontic cases. Although this technique is quite promising, there are few three-dimensional measurements methods described in the literature. Objective: The aim of this study was to propose a method for assessing the degree of mandibular anterior dental crowding in the three planes of space, using digital dental models. Methods: Thirty dental casts were selected and scanned by Maestro 3D Dental Scanner and imported by Geomagic Qualify 2013 software...
May 2017: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746446/t-lymphocytes-and-macrophages-in-the-intestinal-tissues-of-dogs-infected-with-leishmania-infantum
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Diogo Tiago da Silva, Maria Luana Alves, Júlio Cesar Pereira Spada, Aline Cristine da Silva, Rita de Cássia Viveiros da Silveira, Trícia Maria Ferreira de Sousa Oliveira, Wilma Aparecida Starke-Buzetti
This study was about a semi-quantitative analysis of T lymphocytes (CD4+ and CD8+, FoxP3+ regulatory T cells), and macrophages in the gut wall of dogs naturally infected with Leishmania infantum. Thirteen dogs were divided into three groups: group 1 (G1, n=5), dogs with canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) and infected with L. infantum amastigotes in the intestine; group 2 (G2, n=5), dogs with CVL but without intestinal amastigotes; and group 3 (G3, n=3), uninfected dogs (control group). There was no significant difference (p ≥ 0...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745012/validation-of-the-early-detection-primary-care-checklist-in-an-italian-community-help-seeking-sample-the-checklist-per-la-valutazione-dell-esordio-psicotico
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Lorenzo Pelizza, Andrea Raballo, Enrico Semrov, Luigi Rocco Chiri, Silvia Azzali, Ilaria Scazza, Sara Garlassi, Federica Paterlini, Francesca Fontana, Rosanna Favazzo, Luana Pensieri, Michela Fabiani, Leonardo Cioncolini, Simona Pupo
BACKGROUND: To establish the concordant validity of the "Checklist per la Valutazione dell'Esordio Psicotico" (CVEP) in an Italian help-seeking population. The CVEP is the Italian adaptation of the "early detection Primary Care Checklist," a 20-item tool specifically designed to assist primary care practitioners in identifying young people in the early stages of psychosis. METHODS: The checklist was completed by the referring practitioners of 168 young people referred to the "Reggio Emilia At Risk Mental States" Project, an early detection infrastructure developed under the aegis of the Regional Project on Early Detection of Psychosis in the Reggio Emilia Department of Mental Health...
July 26, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741521/hypoxia-inducible-factors-master-regulators-of-cancer-progression
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REVIEW
Luana Schito, Gregg L Semenza
Intratumoral hypoxia (reduced O2 availability) is a common finding in human cancer and leads to increased activity of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs), which regulate the expression of genes that contribute to angiogenesis, metabolic reprogramming, extracellular matrix remodeling, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, motility, invasion, metastasis, cancer stem cell maintenance, immune evasion, and resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Conventional anticancer therapies target well-oxygenated and proliferating cancer cells, whereas there are no approved therapies that target hypoxic cancer cells, despite growing clinical and experimental evidence indicating that intratumoral hypoxia is a critical microenvironmental factor driving cancer progression...
December 2016: Trends in Cancer
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