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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545089/the-dynamic-behaviour-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-in-an-eight-year-population-based-cohort-from-the-mediterranean
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Maria A Barceló, Antonio Rodríguez-Poncelas, Marc Saez, Gabriel Coll-de-Tuero
BACKGROUND: The significant rise in the prevalence of obesity coincides with the considerable increase in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) currently being observed worldwide. The components of MS are not static and their dynamics, such as the order of their occurrence, or the time of exposure to them are, as yet, unknown but could well be clinically relevant. Our objective was to study the dynamic behaviour of MS and its components in a large population-based cohort from a Mediterranean region...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538760/a-multivariate-model-for-prediction-of-obstructive-coronary-disease-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain-development-and-validation
#2
Luis Cláudio Lemos Correia, Maurício Cerqueira, Manuela Carvalhal, Felipe Ferreira, Guilherme Garcia, André Barcelos da Silva, Nicole de Sá, Fernanda Lopes, Ana Clara Barcelos, Márcia Noya-Rabelo
Background: Currently, there is no validated multivariate model to predict probability of obstructive coronary disease in patients with acute chest pain. Objective: To develop and validate a multivariate model to predict coronary artery disease (CAD) based on variables assessed at admission to the coronary care unit (CCU) due to acute chest pain. Methods: A total of 470 patients were studied, 370 utilized as the derivation sample and the subsequent 100 patients as the validation sample...
April 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535545/portuguese-recommendations-for-the-use-of-methotrexate-in-rheumatic-diseases-2016-update
#3
Ana Catarina Duarte, Daniela Santos-Faria, Maria João Gonçalves, Alexandre Sepriano, Ana Filipa Mourão, Cátia Duarte, Joana Sousa Neves, Ana Filipa Águeda, Pedro Ávila Ribeiro, Alexandra Daniel, Adriano Neto, Ana Cordeiro, Ana Rodrigues, Anabela Barcelos, Cândida Silva, Cristina Ponte, Elsa Vieira-Sousa, Filipa Teixeira, Filipa Oliveira-Ramos, Filipe Araújo, Filipe Barcelos, Helena Canhão, Helena Santos, João Ramos, Joaquim Pereira, José Costa, José António Melo Gomes, Luís Cunha-Miranda, Lúcia Costa, Marcos Cerqueira, Margarida Cruz, Maria José Santos, Miguel Bernardes, Paula Oliveira, Pedro Abreu, Ricardo Figueira, Rita Barros, Sandra Falcão, Patrícia Pinto, Sofia Pimenta, Susana Capela, Vitor Teixeira, João Eurico Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is the first-line drug in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the most commonly prescribed disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. Moreover, it is also used as an adjuvant drug in patients under biologic therapies, enhancing the efficacy of biologic agents. OBJECTIVES: To review the literature and update the Portuguese recommendations for the use of MTX in rheumatic diseases first published in 2009. METHODS: The first Portuguese guidelines for the use of MTX in rheumatic diseases were published in 2009 and were integrated in the multinational 3E Initiative (Evidence Expertise Exchange) project...
May 9, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535544/portuguese-recommendations-for-the-use-of-biological-therapies-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-2016-update
#4
Catia Duarte, Joana Sousa-Neves, Ana Águeda, Pedro Ribeiro, Alexandra Daniel, Gisela Eugénio, Sofia Serra, Filipe Araújo, Anabela Barcelos, Barcelos Filipe, Miguel Bernardes, Helena Canhão, Marcos Cerqueira, Susana Capela, Ana Cordeiro, Flavio Costa, Lucia Costa, Margarida Cruz, Luis Cunha Miranda, Catarina Duarte, Sandra Falcão, Daniela Faria, Ricardo Figueira, João Pedro Freitas, Maria João Gonçalves, João Madruga Dias, José Melo Gomes, Ana Filipa Mourão, Adriano Neto, Filipa Oliveira Ramos, Sofia Pimenta, Patricia Pinto, Joaquim Polido Pereira, Cristina Ponte, João Ramos, Ana Rodrigues, Helena Santos, Maria José Santos, Alexandre Sepriano, Candida Silva, José Tavares Costa, Filipa Teixeira, Vitor Teixeira, Paula Valente, Elsa Vieira-Sousa, Rita Barros, Pedro Abreu, João Eurico Fonseca
OBJECTIVE: To update the recommendations for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with biological therapies, endorsed by the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology (SPR). METHODS: These treatment recommendations were formulated by Portuguese rheumatologists based on literature evidence and consensus opinion. At a national meeting the 10 recommendations were discussed and updated. The document resulting from this meeting circulated to all Portuguese rheumatologists, who anonymously voted online on the level of agreement with the recommendations...
May 4, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532529/effect-of-childhood-nutrition-counselling-on-intelligence-in-adolescence-a-15-year-follow-up-of-a-cluster-randomised-trial
#5
Tiago N Munhoz, Iná S Santos, Simone de M Karam, Jose Martines, Gretel Pelto, Raquel Barcelos, Helen Gonçalves, Neiva Cj Valle, Luciana Anselmi, Alicia Matijasevich
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to assess the effects of an early childhood nutrition counselling intervention on intelligence (as measured by the intelligence quotient (IQ)) at age 15-16 years. DESIGN: A single-blind, cluster-randomised trial. SETTING: In 1998, in Southern Brazil, mothers of children aged 18 months or younger were enrolled in a nutrition counselling intervention (n 424). Counselling included encouragement and promotion of exclusive breast-feeding until 6 months of age and continued breast-feeding supplemented by protein-, lipid- and carbohydrate-rich foods after age 6 months up to age 2 years...
May 23, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513068/a-randomized-controlled-trial-branched-chain-amino-acid-levels-and-glucose-metabolism-in-patients-with-obesity-and-sleep-apnea
#6
Antonia Barceló, Daniel Morell-Garcia, Neus Salord, Cristina Esquinas, Gerardo Pérez, Antonio Pérez, Carmen Monasterio, Merce Gasa, Ana Maria Fortuna, Josep Maria Montserrat, Mercedes Mayos
There is evidence that changes in branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) levels may correlate with the efficacy of therapeutic interventions for affecting improvement in metabolic control. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether serum concentrations of BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, valine) could mediate in insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance after continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A prospective randomized controlled trial of OSA patients with morbid obesity was conducted...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508925/using-maldi-tof-ms-imaging-and-lc-hrms-for-the-investigation-of-the-degradation-of-polycaprolactone-diol-exposed-to-different-wastewater-treatments
#7
Daniel Rivas, Bozo Zonja, Peter Eichhorn, Antoni Ginebreda, Sandra Pérez, Damià Barceló
Polymers are used in high amounts in a wide range of applications from biomedicine to industry. Because of the growing awareness of the increasing amounts of plastic wastes in the aquatic environment during recent years, the evaluation of their biodegradability deserves special attention. In the past, most efforts were dedicated to studying the biodegradation of polyesters in soil and compost, while very little research has been conducted on their fate in wastewater. Here, we assessed the ability of bacterial communities residing in the aerobic and denitrification tank from a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) to degrade the polymeric ester polycaprolactone diol (PCLD; average molecular weight of 1250 Da)...
May 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506773/antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-with-photosensitizer-in-ethanol-improves-oxidative-status-and-gingival-collagen-in-a-short-term-in-periodontitis
#8
Fernanda Maia Pillusky, Raquel Cristine Silva Barcelos, Luciana Taschetto Vey, Luisa Machado Barin, Victor de Mello Palma, Roberto Marinho Maciel, Karla Zanini Kantorski, Marilise Escobar Bürger, Cristiane Cademartori Danesi
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) effects using the methylene blue (MB) in ethanol 20% on systemic oxidative status and collagen content from gingiva of rats with periodontitis. METHODS: Rats were divided into five experimental groups: NC (negative control; no periodontitis); PC (positive control; periodontitis without any treatment); SRP (periodontitis and scaling and root planing), aPDT I (periodontitis and SRP+aPDT+MB solubilized in water), and aPDT II (periodontitis and SRP+aPDT+MB solubilized in ethanol 20%)...
May 12, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501901/production-of-mycosporine-like-amino-acids-from-gracilaria-vermiculophylla-rhodophyta-cultured-through-one-year-in-an-integrated-multi-trophic-aquaculture-imta-system
#9
Marta Barceló-Villalobos, Félix L Figueroa, Nathalie Korbee, Félix Álvarez-Gómez, Maria H Abreu
This study evaluates the production of biomass and mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) throughout the year in Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Rhodophyta) collected in Ria de Aveiro (Portugal). The algae were grown in outdoor tanks in seawater with the addition of fishpond effluents under two different water flows (100 and 200 L h(-1)) in an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) system (tanks 1200 L; 1.5 m(2)) and different algal densities (3, 5, and 7 kg m(-2)). MAA content in IMTA seaweeds was significantly affected by the interaction of time and stocking density, but not by the water flow...
May 13, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493020/development-and-validation-of-an-analytical-method-based-on-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-detection-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-13-relevant-wastewater-derived-contaminants-in-lettuce
#10
Nicola Montemurro, Cristina Postigo, Antonio Lonigro, Sandra Perez, Damià Barceló
We present an analytical method developed and validated to study the potential uptake of 13 selected drugs (ten pharmaceuticals, one illicit drug, and two transformation products) into lettuce plants from contaminated water and soil. Some of the selected drugs (i.e., cocaine, methadone, cis-diltiazem, valsartan, and valsartan acid), which are commonly present in treated wastewater, were investigated for the first time in plant tissues. The method is based on ultrasonic solvent extraction with acetonitrile-methanol (1:1, v/v) and subsequent automated extract cleanup and analysis by means of online solid-phase extraction-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
May 11, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466256/the-effect-of-posterior-fossa-decompression-in-adult-chiari-malformation-and-basilar-invagination-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Ulysses de Oliveira Sousa, Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira, Lindolfo Carlos Heringer, Alécio Cristino Evangelista Santos Barcelos, Ricardo Vieira Botelho
Chiari malformation (CM) and basilar invagination (BI) are mesodermal malformations with disproportion between the content and volume of posterior fossa capacity and overcrowding of neural structures at the level of foramen magnum. Several alternatives for posterior approaches are available, including extradural (ED), extra-arachnoidal, and intradural (ID) approaches. The objectives are to evaluate the effect of several surgical techniques for posterior fossa decompression (PFD) in the outcomes of patients with CCJM and to evaluate complications in the techniques reported...
May 2, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458010/effect-of-pyrethroid-treatment-against-sea-lice-in-salmon-farming-regarding-consumers-health
#12
Òscar Aznar-Alemany, Ethel Eljarrat, Damià Barceló
Pyrethroids are the most popular drug against sea lice in salmon farming. Although they are more toxic to insects, they have toxic effects in mammals. Pyrethroids were detected in 100% of farmed salmon with a mean concentration of 1.31 ± 1.39 ng g(-1) ww and in 50% of wild salmon with a mean of 0.02 ± 0.03 ng g(-1) ww. Cypermethrin and deltamethrin, the active ingredients of anti-sea lice formulations, represented 77   ±  27% of the total contamination of farmed salmon. Although farmed salmon had higher concentrations than wild salmon, the daily intake of pyrethroids through salmon consumption was several orders of magnitude below the accepted daily intake (ADI)...
April 27, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456060/sample-treatment-procedures-for-environmental-sensing-and-biosensing
#13
REVIEW
Josep Sanchís, Marta Llorca, Damià Barceló, Marinella Farré
During the last years, a lot of efforts have been put into developing novel sensors and biosensors systems for monitoring the occurrence of emerging pollutants in the environment. These analyses are often challenging because of the variety of physico-chemical properties of these substances, the extremely diluted concentrations at which they can be found, and the intrinsic complexity of environmental matrices. In order to improve the (bio)sensors' performance, preconcentration/pretreatment techniques may be implemented...
April 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444653/trichobezoar-rapunzel-syndrome-causing-severe-anaemia-and-cardiac-failure
#14
Sebastian Sailer, Juan Carlos de Carlos Vicente, Andrea Álvarez García, Maria de la Concepción Barceló Cañellas, Sara Zibetti, Amelia González Calvar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443960/positioning-about-the-flexibility-of-fasting-for-lipid-profiling
#15
Marileia Scartezini, Carlos Eduardo Dos Santos Ferreira, Maria Cristina Oliveira Izar, Marcello Bertoluci, Sergio Vencio, Gustavo Aguiar Campana, Nairo Massakazu Sumita, Luiz Fernando Barcelos, André A Faludi, Raul D Santos, Marcus Vinícius Bolívar Malachias, Jerolino Lopes Aquino, César Alex de Oliveira Galoro, Cleide Sabino, Maria Helane Costa Gurgel, Luiz Alberto Andreotti Turatti, Alexandre Hohl, Tania Leme da Rocha Martinez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442911/are-psychiatric-comorbidities-and-associated-cognitive-functions-related-to-treatment-response-to-methylphenidate-in-boys-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#16
Mandy H Chan, Patrick Wl Leung, Ting-Pong Ho, Se-Fong Hung, Chi-Chiu Lee, Chun-Pan Tang, Ka-Chai Cheung, Fung-Yee Ching, Fefe Hk Chan, Lu-Hua Chen, Merce Garcia-Barcelo, Pak-Chung Sham
BACKGROUND: Methylphenidate (MPH) has been found to be an effective medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, there are neither consistent nor sufficient findings on whether psychiatric comorbidities and associated cognitive functions of ADHD are related to treatment response to MPH in ADHD children. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether psychiatric comorbidities, IQ, and neurocognitive deficits are related to treatment response to MPH in ADHD children...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431295/clove-and-rosemary-essential-oils-and-encapsuled-active-principles-eugenol-thymol-and-vanillin-blend-on-meat-quality-of-feedlot-finished-heifers
#17
Jéssica de Oliveira Monteschio, Kennyson Alves de Souza, Ana Carolina Pelaes Vital, Ana Guerrero, Maribel Velandia Valero, Emília Maria Barbosa Carvalho Kempinski, Vinícius Cunha Barcelos, Karina Favoreto Nascimento, Ivanor Nunes do Prado
Forty Nellore heifers were fed (73days) with different diets: with or without essential oils (clove and/or rosemary essential oil) and/or active principle blend (eugenol, thymol and vanillin). The pH, fat thickness, marbling, muscle area and water losses (thawing and drip) were evaluated 24h post mortem on the Longissimus thoracis, and the effects of aging (14days) was evaluated on the meat cooking losses, color, texture and lipid oxidation. Antioxidant activity was also evaluated. Treatments had no effect (P>0...
August 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430166/-french-phage-network-second-meeting-report
#18
Clara Torres-Barceló, Oliver Kaltz, Rémy Froissart, Sylvain Gandon, Nicolas Ginet, Mireille Ansaldi
The study of bacteriophages (viruses of bacteria) includes a variety of approaches, such as structural biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution, with increasingly important implications for therapeutic and industrial uses. Researchers working with phages in France have recently established a network to facilitate the exchange on complementary approaches, but also to engage new collaborations. Here, we provide a summary of the topics presented during the second meeting of the French Phage Network that took place in Marseille in November 2016...
April 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428648/ultrasound-of-ankles-in-the-diagnosis-of-complications-of-chikungunya-fever
#19
Roberto Mogami, João Luiz Pereira Vaz, Yêdda de Fátima Barcelos Chagas, Rodrigo Sperling Torezani, André de Almeida Vieira, Ana Célia Baptista Koifman, Yasmin Baptista Barbosa, Mirhelen Mendes de Abreu
OBJECTIVE: To describe the main ultrasound findings of chikungunya fever in the ankle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional observational study involving 52 patients referred to the Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto and presenting with clinical and biochemical evidence of chikungunya fever. The examinations were performed by a radiologist with more than 20 years of experience in ultrasound. RESULTS: The predominant gender was female (in 88...
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419383/cell-death-biomarkers-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-implications-in-the-acute-coronary-syndrome
#20
Josep Miquel Bauça, Aina Yañez, Laura Fueyo, Mónica de la Peña, Javier Pierola, Alicia Sánchez-de-la-Torre, Olga Mediano, Valentín Cabriada-Nuño, María José Masdeu, Joaquin Teran-Santos, Joaquin Duran-Cantolla, Juan Fernando Masa, Jorge Abad, Manuel Sanchez-de-la-Torre, Ferran Barbé, Antònia Barceló
Study Objectives: Nucleosomes and cell-free double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) have been suggested as promising biomarkers in cell death-related diseases, such as acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Currently, the impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with ACS is unclear. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between OSA, dsDNA, and nucleosomes and to assess their potential implication in the development of ACS. Methods: Up to 549 patients were included in the study and divided into four groups (145 ACS; 290 ACS + OSA; 62 OSA; 52 controls)...
May 1, 2017: Sleep
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