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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352990/low-socioeconomic-condition-and-the-risk-of-dengue-fever-a-direct-relationship
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Elaine Cristina Farinelli, Oswaldo Santos Baquero, Celso Stephan, Francisco Chiaravalloti-Neto
This study aimed to characterize the first dengue fever epidemic in Várzea Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil, and its spatial and spatio-temporal distribution in order to assess the association of socioeconomic factors with dengue occurrence. We used autochthonous dengue cases confirmed in a 2007 epidemic, the first reported in the city, available in the Information System on Diseases of Compulsory Declaration database. These cases where geocoded by address. We identified spatial and spatio-temporal clusters of high- and low-risk dengue areas using scan statistics...
January 15, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350402/effectiveness-and-safety-of-original-and-generic-sofosbuvir-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-real-world-study
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Sebastián Marciano, Leila Haddad, María Virginia Reggiardo, Mirta Peralta, Cecilia Vistarini, Mónica Marino, Valeria Inés Descalzi, Claudia D'Amico, Sebastián Figueroa Escuti, Luis Alejandro Gaite, Roberto Pérez Ravier, Cristina Longo, Silvia Mabel Borzi, Omar Andrés Galdame, Fernando Bessone, Hugo Alberto Fainboim, Silvia Frías, Mariano Cartier, Adrián Carlos Gadano
We report the first real-world prospective multicenter cohort study that evaluated the effectiveness and safety of original or generic sofosbuvir-based regimens in patients with chronic hepatitis C in Latin America. The main endpoints were assessment of sustained virological response and serious adverse events rates. A total of 321 patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with the following regimens were included: sofosbuvir plus daclatasvir for 12 (n = 34) or 24 (n = 135) weeks, sofosbuvir plus daclatasvir plus ribavirin for 12 (n = 84) or 24 (n = 56) weeks, or sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for 12 (n = 8) or 24 (n = 2) weeks...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349225/intergenerational-differences-in-smoking-among-west-indian-haitian-latin-american-and-african-blacks-in-the-united-states
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Tod G Hamilton, Tiffany L Green
Due in large part to increased migration from Africa and the Caribbean, black immigrants and their descendants are drastically changing the contours of health disparities among blacks in the United States. While prior studies have examined health variation among black immigrants by region of birth, few have explored the degree of variation in health behaviors, particularly smoking patterns, among first- and second- generation black immigrants by ancestral heritage. Using data from the 1995-2011 waves of the Tobacco Use Supplements of the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS), we examine variation in current smoking status among first-, second-, and third/higher- generation black immigrants...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348085/toxic-effect-of-common-poisonous-plants-of-district-bannu-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan
#4
Rehman Ullah Khan, Sultan Mehmood, Saad Ullah Khan
The present paper was a part of Ph.D research work, conducted during the year 2014, in which 87 poisonous plants belonging to 54 genera, were collected, documented and preserved in the herbarium of Bannu, Department of Botany UST, Bannu Khyber Pakhtunkwa Pakistan. The plants were identified botanically, arranged alphabetically along with their Latin name, family name, common name, poisonous parts, toxicity, affects, toxin and their effects. Aim of the study was to induce awareness in the local people of district Bannu about the poisonous effects of the commonly used plants...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345716/endodontium-together-or-separately
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Adriana Kleinert, Lukas Kleinert, Monika Ozimirska, Renata Chałas
Endodontium, otherwise referred to as pulp-dentin complex or endodont. This term includes two tooth tissues: dentin and pulp, which constitute a structural and functional unity. These tissues have a huge, inseparable influence on each other - the pulp (inter alia) nourishes the dentine, while the dentin forms a protective barrier for the pulp. They develop from the papillary tissue (Latin: papilladentis) from mesenchymal tissue. Nevertheless, in clinical practice this structural-functional complex is often treated as two separate tissues, and not as a whole...
January 18, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344353/effects-of-tnf-receptor-blockade-on-in-vitro-cell-survival-and-response-to-negative-energy-balance-in-dairy-cattle
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C A Martel, L K Mamedova, J E Minton, M Garcia, C Legallet, B J Bradford
Background: Associative data and some controlled studies suggest that the inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF) α can induce fatty liver in dairy cattle. However, research demonstrating that TNFα is a necessary component in the etiology of bovine fatty liver is lacking. The aim of this work was to evaluate whether blocking TNFα signaling with a synthetic cyclic peptide (TNF receptor loop peptide; TRLP) would improve liver metabolic function and reduce triglyceride accumulation during feed restriction...
2018: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343858/developmental-pathways-inferred-from-modularity-morphological-integration-and-fluctuating-asymmetry-patterns-in-the-human-face
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Mirsha Quinto-Sánchez, Francesc Muñoz-Muñoz, Jorge Gomez-Valdes, Celia Cintas, Pablo Navarro, Caio Cesar Silva de Cerqueira, Carolina Paschetta, Soledad de Azevedo, Virginia Ramallo, Victor Acuña-Alonzo, Kaustubh Adhikari, Macarena Fuentes-Guajardo, Tábita Hünemeier, Paola Everardo, Francisco de Avila, Claudia Jaramillo, Williams Arias, Carla Gallo, Giovani Poletti, Gabriel Bedoya, Maria Cátira Bortolini, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros, Francisco Rothhammer, Javier Rosique, Andres Ruiz-Linares, Rolando Gonzalez-Jose
Facial asymmetries are usually measured and interpreted as proxies to developmental noise. However, analyses focused on its developmental and genetic architecture are scarce. To advance on this topic, studies based on a comprehensive and simultaneous analysis of modularity, morphological integration and facial asymmetries including both phenotypic and genomic information are needed. Here we explore several modularity hypotheses on a sample of Latin American mestizos, in order to test if modularity and integration patterns differ across several genomic ancestry backgrounds...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343307/informed-choice-and-female-sterilization-in-south-asia-and-latin-america
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Apoorva Jadhav, Emily Vala-Haynes
Globally, female sterilization is one of the most popular contraceptive methods despite concerns about quality of care for women who report being sterilized. In this study, informed choice among sterilized women was quantified using Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data from 2000 to 2012 for countries in South Asia and Latin America. Three responses measured informed choice and knowledge about whether women were informed by a health worker or provider: that sterilization is permanent, the potential side-effects of sterilization and other methods of contraception...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biosocial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340530/the-use-of-biosimilar-medicines-in-oncology-position-statement-of-the-brazilian-society-of-clinical-oncology-sboc
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G S Fernandes, C Sternberg, G Lopes, R Chammas, M A C Gifoni, R A Gil, D V Araujo
A biosimilar is a biologic product that is similar to a reference biopharmaceutical product, the manufacturing process of which hinders the ability to identically replicate the structure of the original product, and therefore, it cannot be described as an absolute equivalent of the original medication. The currently available technology does not allow for an accurate copy of complex molecules, but it does allow the replication of similar molecules with the same activity. As biosimilars are about to be introduced in oncology practice, these must be evaluated through evidence-based medicine...
January 11, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340517/-indigenous-peoples-hiv-and-public-policy-in-latin-america-an-exploration-of-the-current-situations-of-epidemiological-prevalence-prevention-care-and-timely-treatment
#10
Patricia Ponce, Rubén Muñoz, Matías Stival
This article aims to describe and analyze the situations of epidemiological prevalence, prevention, care and treatment of HIV in indigenous populations of Latin America. In order to do so, 304 published materials - including declarations, public policy and health program protocols, case studies and literature reviews with local, national and regional scopes - were identified, classified and analyzed. The differential social vulnerability to HIV infection and the inequity in health care access among indigenous populations can be attributed to the juxtaposition of factors such as structural violence, gender, racism, and discrimination due health condition (living with HIV) as well as the subordinated position of indigenous peoples in societies stratified not only socially and economically but also ethnically and culturally...
July 2017: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340512/articulation-between-health-services-and-indigenous-medicine-anthropological-reflections-on-policies-and-reality-in-brazil
#11
Esther Jean Langdon, Luiza Garnelo
This paper contributes to the dialogue between the social sciences and social medicine in Latin America by exploring therapeutic pluralism in indigenous health policies and services in Brazil. It reviews recent anthropological research, concepts and current debates to critically examine Brazilian indigenous health policy and its concept of "differentiated care," which proposes articulation between official health practices and indigenous therapies. A number of contradictions and tensions are present in the structural organizational of the indigenous health subsystem at the national level and in the daily practices of health teams at the local level...
July 2017: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340509/uncovering-a-tragic-flaw-in-revolutionary-health-policies-from-health-and-communicative-inequities-to-communicative-justice-in-health
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Charles L Briggs
This article analyzes a contradiction facing efforts by left-leaning governments in Latin America to transform health into a fundamental social right. Policies and practices that confront health inequities generally fail to address health/communicative inequities, hierarchical distributions of rights to shape what counts as legitimate knowledge of health. This ethnographic analysis focuses on an epidemic of a mysterious disease - identified clinically as bat-transmitted rabies - in the Delta Amacuro rainforest of Venezuela in 2007-2008, tracing how parents who lost 1-3 children faced acute health/communicative inequities in clinical settings, epidemiological investigations, work with healers, news coverage, health policy, and health communication...
July 2017: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340445/-health-universalism-in-argentina-between-2003-and-2015-assessments-and-challenges-based-in-a-macro-institutional-approach
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Magdalena Chiara, María Crojethovic, Ana Ariovich
Debates about universalism in health have been gaining ground in Latin America and have entered the policy agenda with differing results. Notwithstanding the country's federalism, the most profound changes that took place in Argentina in the last decade occurred in the arena of national politics. Based on the theoretical contributions of historical neo-institutionalism and implementation studies, this paper aims to analyze, from a macro institutional approach, the scope of the national policy regarding health universalization...
October 2017: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340439/-origin-of-the-scientific-arguments-underlying-qualitative-research
#14
Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo
This article analyzes the origin of the primary arguments that underpin the qualitative approach, covering the birthplace of comprehensive and dialectical thought in Germany, its expansion into other countries such as France and the United States, and its spread into Latin America. The historical journey of the text starts with the development of modern science, examining the first empirical works in the Chicago School and the subsequent period of ostracism of qualitative research. The text also evidences a revival of comprehensive theoretical and empirical perspectives from the 1960s onwards, accompanying the cultural movement that came to question the great theoretical narratives and give rise to reflections on subjectivity...
October 2017: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337988/l-arginine-supplementation-reduces-mortality-and-improves-disease-outcome-in-mice-infected-with-trypanosoma-cruzi
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Sofía Carbajosa, Héctor O Rodríguez-Angulo, Susana Gea, Carlos Chillón-Marinas, Cristina Poveda, María C Maza, Diana Colombet, Manuel Fresno, Núria Gironès
Chagas disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi is a neglected disease that affects about 7 million people in Latin America, recently emerging on other continents due to migration. As infection in mice is characterized by depletion of plasma L-arginine, the effect on infection outcome was tested in mice with or without L-arginine supplementation and treatment with 1400W, a specific inhibitor of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). We found that levels of L-arginine and citrulline were reduced in the heart and plasma of infected mice, whereas levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine, an endogenous iNOS inhibitor, were higher...
January 16, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336329/-current-status-of-urological-training-in-latin-america
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Javier C Angulo, Carlos Figueroa, Reynaldo Gómez, Francisco Martins, Juan Guillermo Corrales, Fernando Secin, Gerardo López-Secchi, Antonio León, Marcelo Torrico, Leonardo O Reis, Mauricio Plata, Mariano Sotomayor, Jorge Gutiérrez-Aceves
OBJECTIVE: Achieving residents' medical training of quality is a constant concern in the Confederación Americana de Urología (CAU), the third Urological Society worldwide. We aim to analyze the diversity of state training programs, with the intention to identify opportunities for global improvement within them and also to analyse the professional reality in different countries. METHODS: Data from 2nd and 3rd Foro Educativo CAU regarding postgraduate training and labour implications are reviewed...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335789/first-record-of-trypanosoma-dionisii-of-the-t-cruzi-clade-from-the-eastern-bent-winged-bat-miniopterus-fuliginosus-in-the-far-east
#17
Eliakunda Mafie, Fatema Hashem Rupa, Ai Takano, Kazuo Suzuki, Ken Maeda, Hiroshi Sato
Chiropteran mammals worldwide harbour trypanosomes (Euglenozoa: Kinetoplastea: Trypanosomatida) of the subgenus 'Schizotrypanum' in the classical sense. Latterly, these trypanosomes have been referred to as members of the 'Trypanosoma cruzi clade' as their phylogenetic relationships, structure and life cycle conform to T. cruzi, parasitising various terrestrial mammals as well as humans in Latin America. Little is known, however, about the trypanosome species in Asian bats. During a survey on Borrelia spp. in the Eastern bent-winged bat (Miniopterus fuliginosus) living in a cave in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, incidental proliferation of trypanosomes was detected in two of 94 haemocultures...
January 15, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334744/-selenium-treatment-in-thyreopathies
#18
Štefan Sotak
Selenium (latin Selenium) is a micronutrient embedded in several proteins. In adults, the thyroid is the organ with the highest amount of selenium per gram of tissue. Selenium levels in the body depend on the characteristics of the population and its diet and geographic area. In the thyroid, selenium is required for the antioxidant function and for the metabolism of thyroid hormones. The literature suggests that selenium supplementation of patients with Hashimotos thyroiditis is associated with a reduction in antithyroperoxidase antibody levels...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333696/the-plantain-proteome-a-focus-on-allele-specific-proteins-obtained-from-plantain-fruits
#19
Nádia A Campos, Rony Swennen, Sebastien C Carpentier
Proteomics has been applied with great potential to elucidate molecular mechanisms in plants. This is especially valid in the case of non-model crops of which their genome has not been sequenced yet, or is not well annotated. Plantains are a kind of cooking bananas that are economically very important in Africa, India and Latin America. The aim of this work was to characterize the fruit proteome of common dessert bananas and plantains and to identify proteins that are only encoded by the plantain genome. We present the first plantain fruit proteome...
January 15, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332591/anti-trypanosoma-cruzi-activity-in-vitro-of-phases-and-isolated-compounds-from-excoecaria-lucida-leaves
#20
Cristiane Franca da Silva, Ania Ochoa Pacheco, Rayane Nogueira Alves, Josean Fechine Tavares, Marcelo Sobral da Silva, Julio Cesar Escalona Arranz
BACKGROUND: Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. This illness is found mainly in 21 Latin American countries and an estimated 8 million people are infected worldwide. The unsatisfactory chemotherapy provokes severe toxicity and resistant strains. Medicinal plants constitute a promising source of new drugs and remedies against all kinds of disorders, mainly infectious diseases arousing interest worldwide. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study has been the isolation, structural identification and evaluation of the trypanocidal activity of samples present in the Excoecaria lucida Sw...
January 11, 2018: Medicinal Chemistry
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