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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803432/quality-of-life-in-home-ventilated-children-and-their-families
#1
Rafael González, Amaya Bustinza, Sarah N Fernandez, Miriam García, Silvia Rodriguez, Ma Ángeles García-Teresa, Mirella Gaboli, Silvia García, Olaia Sardón, Diego García, Antonio Salcedo, Antonio Rodríguez, Ma Carmen Luna, Arturo Hernández, Catalina González, Alberto Medina, Estela Pérez, Alicia Callejón, Juan D Toledo, Mercedes Herranz, Jesús López-Herce
HMV (home mechanical ventilation) in children has increased over the last years. The aim of the study was to assess perceived quality of life (QOL) of these children and their families as well as the problems they face in their daily life.We performed a multicentric cross-sectional study using a semi-structured interview about the impact of HMV on families and an evaluation questionnaire about perceived QOL by the patient and their families (pediatric quality of life questionnaire (PedsQL4.0)). We studied 41 subjects (mean age 8...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802640/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-influence-of-liver-fibrosis-stages-on-characteristics-of-very-low-density-lipoproteins
#2
Diego Lucero, Verónica Miksztowicz, Gisela Gualano, Cristina Longo, Graciela Landeira, Estela Álvarez, Valeria Zago, Fernando Brites, Gabriela Berg, Eduardo Fassio, Laura Schreier
BACKGROUND: We evaluated possible changes in VLDLcharacteristics, and metabolic related factors, in MetS-associated NAFLD and accompanying liver fibrosis. METHODS: We studied 36 MetS patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD (MetS+NAFLD) and 24 MetS without ultrasound NAFLD evidence. Further, MetS+NAFLD was sub-divided according to fibrosis stage into, non-to-moderate (F0-F2, n=27) and severe (F3-F4, n=9) fibrosis. We measured: lipid profile, VLDL composition and size (size exclusion-HPLC), CETP and lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activities and adiponectin...
August 9, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802310/quantification-of-whey-protein-content-in-infant-formulas-by-sodium-dodecyl-sulfate-capillary-gel-electrophoresis-sds-cge-single-laboratory-validation-first-action-2016-15
#3
Ping Feng, Christophe Fuerer, Adrienne McMahon, Darryl Sullivan, John Austad, Sneh Bhandari, Esther Campos-Gimenez, Scott Christiansen, Hans Cruijsen, Jon DeVries, Brendon Gill, Don Gilliland, Min Huang, Estela Kneeteman, Adrienne McMahon, Bill Mindak, Maria Ofitserova, Melissa Phillips, Shay Phillips, Karen Schimpf, Guenther Raffler, Kate Rimmer, Wil van Loon, Jinchuan Yang
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July 1, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800937/vortioxetine-a-new-alternative-for-the-treatment-of-major-depressive-disorder
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Estela Salagre, Iria Grande, Brisa Solé, Jose Sanchez-Moreno, Eduard Vieta
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a serious psychiatric condition. Its treatment remains a challenge nowadays. Vortioxetine is a novel antidepressant with a unique profile, as it acts as a multimodal serotoninergic agent. Its efficacy in MDD has been established in many short- and long-term studies, with 7 positive, 4 negative and 1 failed randomized controlled trials. Moreover, its ability to modulate a wide range of neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, histamine, glutamate or GABA) confers vortioxetine pro-cognitive effects...
August 8, 2017: Revista de Psiquiatrí́a y Salud Mental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780071/myotonic-dystrophy-candidate-small-molecule-therapeutics
#5
REVIEW
Piotr Konieczny, Estela Selma-Soriano, Anna S Rapisarda, Juan M Fernandez-Costa, Manuel Perez-Alonso, Ruben Artero
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a rare multisystemic neuromuscular disorder caused by expansion of CTG trinucleotide repeats in the noncoding region of the DMPK gene. Mutant DMPK transcripts are toxic and alter gene expression at several levels. Chiefly, the secondary structure formed by CUGs has a strong propensity to capture and retain proteins, like those of the muscleblind-like (MBNL) family. Sequestered MBNL proteins cannot then fulfill their normal functions. Many therapeutic approaches have been explored to reverse these pathological consequences...
August 2, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776207/long-term-follow-up-of-cognition-and-mental-health-in-adult-phenylketonuria-a-pku-cobeso-study
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Rianne Jahja, Francjan J van Spronsen, Leo M J de Sonneville, Jaap J van der Meere, Annet M Bosch, Carla E M Hollak, M Estela Rubio-Gozalbo, Martijn C G J Brouwers, Floris C Hofstede, Maaike C de Vries, Mirian C H Janssen, Ans T van der Ploeg, Janneke G Langendonk, Stephan C J Huijbregts
Cognitive and mental health problems in individuals with the inherited metabolic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) have often been associated with metabolic control and its history. For the present study executive functioning (EF) was assessed in 21 PKU patients during childhood (T1, mean age 10.4 years, SD = 2.0) and again in adulthood (T2, mean age 25.8 years, SD = 2.3). At T2 additional assessments of EF in daily life and mental health were performed. Childhood (i.e. 0-12 years) blood phenylalanine was significantly related to cognitive flexibility, executive motor control, EF in daily life and mental health in adulthood (i...
August 3, 2017: Behavior Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774831/acoustic-stress-induces-long-term-severe-intestinal-inflammation-in-the-mouse
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Silvia Miranda, María Estela Roux
The influence of noise on the presentation and progression of inflammatory bowel diseases has been poorly analyzed. We designed this study to investigate immediate and late effects of acoustic stress (AS) on small intestine. To this aim, CBA/J, BALB/c and DBA/2 mice were divided into AS and control groups. AS mice were exposed to noise (300Hz-70dB) during 24hs and randomized into: A) Acute effects group: mice were killed after AS; L) Late effects group: mice were killed 3 weeks after AS and O) Over-exposed effects group: mice were submitted to AS once a week during a month and killed...
July 31, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767993/physical-activity-in-brazil-lessons-from-elsa-brasil-narrative-review
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Francisco José Gondim Pitanga, Maria Conceição Chagas Almeida, Ciro Oliveira Queiroz, Estela Maria Leão de Aquino, Sheila Maria Alvim Matos
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil) was conducted among civil servants at six higher education institutions located in six Brazilian state capitals. The objective of this review was to identify the publications produced within the scope of ELSA-Brasil that analyzed the participants' physical activity. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review study using baseline data from ELSA-Brasil. METHODS: Narrative review of Brazilian studies on physical activity produced using data from ELSA-Brasil participants...
July 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767920/implementing-apportionment-strategy-to-identify-costs-in-a-multidisciplinary-clinic
#9
Renato Ribeiro Nogueira Ferraz, Anna Sofia Costa Neri, Estela Capelas Barbosa, Marcus Vinícius Cesso da Silva
Objective: To present the implementation of an apportionment strategy proportional to the productive areas of a multidisciplinary clinic, defining the minimum values to be passed monthly to health professionals who work there. Methods: A study of the clinic structure was carried out, in which the area of occupation of each service was defined. Later the cost was prorated, allocating a value to each room, proportional to the space occupied. Results: The apportionment implementation allowed the clinic managers to visualize the cost of each room, providing a value base for formation of a minimum amount necessary to be passed monthly to each professional, as a form of payment for rent of using their facilities...
April 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764772/phlebotomine-sand-fly-survey-in-the-focus-of-leishmaniasis-in-madrid-spain-2012-2014-seasonal-dynamics-leishmania-infantum-infection-rates-and-blood-meal-preferences
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Estela González, Maribel Jiménez, Sonia Hernández, Inés Martín-Martín, Ricardo Molina
BACKGROUND: An unusual increase of human leishmaniasis cases due to Leishmania infantum is occurring in an urban area of southwestern Madrid, Spain, since 2010. Entomological surveys have shown that Phlebotomus perniciosus is the only potential vector. Direct xenodiagnosis in hares (Lepus granatensis) and rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) collected in the focus area proved that they can transmit parasites to colonized P. perniciosus. Isolates were characterized as L. infantum. The aim of the present work was to conduct a comprehensive study of sand flies in the outbreak area, with special emphasis on P...
August 1, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754072/blockade-of-the-angiotensin-system-improves-mental-health-domain-of-quality-of-life-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#11
Daniel J Brownstein, Estela Salagre, Cristiano Köhler, Brendon Stubbs, João Vian, Ciria Pereira, Victor Chavarria, Chandan Karmakar, Alyna Turner, João Quevedo, André F Carvalho, Michael Berk, Brisa S Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: It is unclear whether blockade of the angiotensin system has effects on mental health. Our objective was to determine the impact of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) blockers on mental health domain of quality of life. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis of published literature. DATA SOURCES: PubMed and clinicaltrials.gov databases. The last search was conducted in January 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials comparing any angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor or AT1R blocker versus placebo or non-angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor or non-AT1R blocker were selected...
July 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750771/spatio-temporal-expression-of-mesocestoides-corti-mcval2-during-strobilar-development
#12
Alicia Costábile, Mónica Marín, Estela Castillo
VAL proteins belong to a diverse superfamily containing the CAP domain, with members described for various eukaryotic organisms, including parasites. They are implicated in diverse biological activities and, as secreted proteins, may be related in host - parasite interactions. For this reason they have been proposed as vaccine candidates against nematode infections. However, little is known about their function in cestodes. In M. corti, four partial cDNA sequences coding for members of the CAP superfamily were previously isolated...
July 24, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747912/acquired-senescent-t-cell-phenotype-correlates-with-clinical-severity-in-gata-binding-protein-2-deficient-patients
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Raquel Ruiz-García, Carmen Rodríguez-Vigil, Francisco Manuel Marco, Fernando Gallego-Bustos, María José Castro-Panete, Laura Diez-Alonso, Carlos Muñoz-Ruiz, Jesús Ruiz-Contreras, Estela Paz-Artal, Luis Ignacio González-Granado, Luis Miguel Allende
GATA binding protein 2 (GATA2) deficiency is a rare disorder of hematopoiesis, lymphatics, and immunity caused by spontaneous or autosomal dominant mutations in the GATA2 gene. Clinical manifestations range from neutropenia, lymphedema, deafness, to severe viral and mycobacterial infections, bone marrow failure, and acute myeloid leukemia. Patients also present with monocytopenia, dendritic cell, B- and natural killer (NK)-cell deficiency. We studied the T-cell and NK-cell compartments of four GATA2-deficient patients to assess if changes in these lymphocyte populations could be correlated with clinical phenotype...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736986/adolescent-body-mass-index-and-risk-of-colon-and-rectal-cancer-in-a-cohort-of-1-79-million-israeli-men-and-women-a-population-based-study
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Zohar Levi, Jeremy D Kark, Lior H Katz, Gilad Twig, Estela Derazne, Dorit Tzur, Yaara Leibovici Weissman, Adi Leiba, Irena Lipshiez, Lital Keinan Boker, Arnon Afek
BACKGROUND: This study examined the association between the body mass index (BMI) in late adolescence and the risk of colon and rectal cancer. METHODS: This study analyzed a cohort of 1,087,358 Jewish men and 707,212 Jewish women who underwent health examinations at the ages of 16 to 19 years between 1967 and 2002 and were followed by linkage to the national cancer registry up to 2012. Cox regression was used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) for cancer according to age- and sex-adjusted BMI percentiles from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (overweight, 85th percentile to <95th percentile; obesity, ≥95th percentile)...
July 24, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732846/physicochemical-study-of-mixed-systems-composed-by-bovine-caseinate-and-the-galactomannan-from-gleditsia-amorphoides
#15
Débora N López, Micaela Galante, Estela M Alvarez, Patricia H Risso, Valeria Boeris
Model systems formed by sodium caseinate (NaCAS) and espina corona gum (ECG) were studied. There was no evidence of attractive interactions between NaCAS and ECG macromolecules. Aqueous mixtures of NaCAS and ECG phase-separate segregatively over a wide range of concentrations. According to the images obtained by confocal laser scanning microscopy, NaCAS particles form larger protein aggregates when ECG is present in the system. An increase in the hydrodynamic diameter of NaCAS particles, as a result of ECG addition, was also observed by light scattering in diluted systems...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729054/isosorbide-based-peptidomimetics-as-inhibitors-of-hepatitis-c-virus-serine-protease
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Aline C Portela, Thalita G Barros, Camilo H da S Lima, Luiza R S Dias, Pedro H R de A Azevedo, Anna Sophia C L Dantas, Ronaldo Mohana-Borges, Gustavo T Ventura, Sergio Pinheiro, Estela M F Muri
Hepatitis C infection is a cause of chronic liver diseases such as cirrhosis and carcinoma. The current therapy for hepatitis C has limited efficacy and low tolerance. The HCV encodes a serine protease which is critical for viral replication, and few protease inhibitors are currently on the market. In this paper, we describe the synthesis and screening of novel isosorbide-based peptidomimetic inhibitors, in which the compounds 1d, 1e, and 1i showed significant inhibition of the protease activity in vitro at 100µM...
July 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728862/seminal-plasma-proteins-modify-the-distribution-of-sperm-subpopulations-in-cryopreserved-semen-of-rams-with-lesser-fertility
#17
Alba Ledesma, Lucía Zalazar, Estela Fernández-Alegre, Federico Hozbor, Andreina Cesari, Felipe Martínez-Pastor
Any physiological mechanism involved in sperm selection and semen improvement has effects on heterogeneous sperm populations. This is mainly due to the fact that sperm populations within a single ejaculate have considerable heterogeneity for many variables, such as motility which is meaningful in terms of understanding how some sperm cells possess fertility advantages as compared with other cells. In the present research, initially there was a multivariate and clustering analysis used to assess sperm motility data from cryopreserved ram semen to identify subpopulations and compare the distribution of these clusters between rams with lesser and greater fertility...
June 27, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727923/height-prediction-from-ulna-length-of-critically-ill-patients
#18
Micheli S Tarnowski, Estela I Rabito, Daieni Fernandes, Mariane Rosa, Manoela L Oliveira, Vânia N Hirakata, Aline Marcadenti
BACKGROUND: Ulna length (UL) has been used in mathematical formulas to predict the body height of healthy and sick individuals. However, the evaluation of its use with patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) is scarce. The objective of this study was to develop a mathematical equation to estimate critically ill patients' height using the UL measure and to evaluate its agreement with measured standing height. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed at the ICU of a tertiary hospital in Brazil...
July 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727732/incidence-of-thromboembolic-events-in-asymptomatic-carriers-of-iga-anti-%C3%A3-2-glycoprotein-i-antibodies
#19
Carlos Tortosa, Oscar Cabrera-Marante, Manuel Serrano, José A Martínez-Flores, Dolores Pérez, David Lora, Luis Morillas, Estela Paz-Artal, José M Morales, Daniel Pleguezuelo, Antonio Serrano
BACKGROUND: The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is defined by simultaneous presence of vascular clinical events and antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). The aPL considered as diagnostics are lupus anticoagulant and antibodies anticardiolipin (aCL) and anti-ß2 glycoprotein-I (aB2GP1). During recent years, IgA aB2GP1 antibodies have been associated with thrombotic events both in patients positive, and mainly negative for other aPL, however its value as a pro-thrombotic risk-factor in asymptomatic patients has not been well defined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723980/preliminary-results-of-topical-hepatic-hypothermia-in-a-model-of-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#20
Emilio Elias Abdo, Estela Regina Ramos Figueira, Joel Avancini Rocha-Filho, Eleazar Chaib, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Telesforo Bacchella
BACKGROUND: Ischemia/reperfusion causes organ damage but it is mandatory in hepatic transplantation, trauma and other complex liver surgeries, when Pringle maneuver is applied to minimize bleeding during these procedures. It is well known that liver ischemia/reperfusion leads to microcirculatory disturbance and cellular injury. In this setting hypothermia is known to reduce oxygen demand, lowering intracellular metabolism. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of hypothermia in liver ischemia/reperfusion injury, using a new model of topic isolated liver hypothermia...
July 6, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
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