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Jansen Kelis Ferreira Torres, Rodrigo Stephani, Guilherme M Tavares, Antônio Fernandes de Carvalho, Renata Golin Bueno Costa, Carlos Eduardo Rocha de Almeida, Mariana Ramos Almeida, Luiz Fernando Cappa de Oliveira, Pierre Schuck, Ítalo Tuler Perrone
Few reports describe the effect of lactose hydrolysis on the properties of milk powder during production and storage. Hence, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of five different levels of enzymatic lactose hydrolysis during the production and storage of milk powder. As the lactose hydrolysis rate increased, adhesion to the drying chamber also increased, due to higher levels of particle agglomeration. Additionally, more brown powder was obtained when the lactose hydrolysis rate was increased, which in turn negatively affected rehydration ability...
November 2017: Food Research International
Estefanía Tittarelli, Silvina B Lusso, Stephanie Goya, Gabriel L Rojo, Mónica I Natale, Mariana Viegas, Alicia S Mistchenko, Laura E Valinotto
The largest outbreak of dengue in Buenos Aires, Argentina, occurred during 2016. Phylogenetic, phylodynamic, and phylogeographic analyses of 82 samples from dengue patients revealed co-circulation of 2 genotype V dengue virus lineages, suggesting that this virus has become endemic to the Buenos Aires metropolitan area.
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Alexander Miguel Monzon, Marcia A Hasenahuer, Estefanía Mancini, Nilson Coimbra, Fiorella Cravero, Javier Cáceres-Molina, César A Ramírez-Sarmiento, Nicolas Palopoli, Pieter Meysman, R Gonzalo Parra
This report summarizes the scientific content and activities of the second edition of the Latin American Symposium (LA-SCS), organized by the Student Council (SC) of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), held in conjunction with the Fourth Latin American conference from the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB-LA 2016) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 19, 2016.
2017: F1000Research
Diego Hernán Giunta, Ana Soledad Pedretti, Cristina María Elizondo, María Florencia Grande Ratti, Fernán González Bernaldo de Quiros, Gabriel Darío Waisman, Hector José Peroni, Bernardo Martínez
BACKGROUND: Crowding in Emergency Departments (ED), results from the imbalance between the simultaneous demand for health care and the ability of the system to respond. The NEDOCS scale (National Emergency Department Crowding Scale) measures the degree of crowding in an ED. AIM: To describe ED Crowding characteristics, using the NEDOCS scale, in an Argentinean hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted with all adult patient consultations between July 2013 and July 2014 at the ED of Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires...
May 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
Ángeles Barrera, María P Rocha, Eduardo Leiderman
OBJECTIVES: Cannabis use has been frequently associated to the experience of psychotic symptoms in the research literature. The objective was to investigate the association between cannabis use and psychotic like experiences in the city of Buenos Aires. METHODS: A sample of 862 respondents of the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, aged =18 years, was interviewed regarding their cannabis use, and presence of psychotic like experiences. RESULTS: Cannabis use was associated to psychotic like experiences, in particular to perceptual abnormalities (visual and auditory hallucinations)...
November 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
María Lolich, Susana Azzollini
Personal memories are multimodal cognitive representations. Nowadays, psychometric instruments which aim to assess signifcant memories phenomenological features are scarce. Consequently, the Evaluation of Signifcant Autobiographical Memories Scale was constructed and structural validated at an exploratory level. A total of 404 individuals from Buenos Aires city (Argentina) participated in the research. Initially, an expert judgment and a pilot study administration were carried out. Next, a homogeneity and a principal components analysis were implemented...
November 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
Pablo H Brener Dik, Yeimy M Niño Gualdron, María F Galletti, Carolina M Cribioli, Gonzalo L Mariani
INTRODUCTION: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is the most common chronic pulmonary sequela among very low birth weight infants. The objective of this study was to estimate its incidence in our Neonatal Unit over the past 5 years and analyze associated risk factors. POPULATION AND METHODS: An observational and analytical study was conducted in a retrospective cohort, using data obtained from a prospective database of infants born at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires with a birth weight of less than 1500 grams between January 2010 and December 2014...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
L Martorelli, A Albanese, D Vilte, R Cantet, A Bentancor, G Zolezzi, I Chinen, C Ibarra, M Rivas, E C Mercado, A Cataldi
PROBLEM ADDRESSED: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are a group of bacteria responsible for food-associated diseases. Clinical features include a wide range of symptoms such as diarrhea, hemorrhagic colitis and the hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a life-threatening condition. OBJECTIVE: Our group has observed that animals naturally colonized with STEC strains of unknown serotype were not efficiently colonized with E. coli O157:H7 after experimental infection...
September 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
Leandro Luna, Claudia Aranda, Carlos Quintana
Paleopathology in bones of very small mammals has rarely been studied. Different types of osseous lesions of mammals weighing under 0.2kg, recovered from the Holocene strata of Cueva Tixi archaeological and paleontological site (Tandilia range, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina), are described and discussed in this report. Several types of trauma, entheseal changes, degenerative joint diseases, and probable osteomyelitis were identified. The lesions were chronic, indicating that the animals were able to survive a period of convalescence, although in many cases the decreased capacity for locomotion likely was significant...
September 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
Ana Julieta González, Carolina Caimán, Natalia Gorino, María Susana Fortunato, Marcela Radice, Carlos Gómez, Carolina Mujica, Lorena Marquina, Alfredo Gallego, Sonia Edith Korol
Pollution of the aquatic environment by heavy metals leads to the selection of resistant bacterial communities. These resistant microorganisms have detoxification mechanisms to survive in the polluted environment, such as biosorption and biotransformation. Optimization of these mechanisms constitutes an innovative biotechnological tool for the treatment of liquid effluents. The aims of this investigation were to evaluate the bacterial resistance to zinc, copper, chromium (VI) and lead in surface water streams from Buenos Aires, Argentina; to select a chromium-resistant strain able to remove the metal in batch process, and to evaluate the potential of this strain to remove chromium (VI) in liquid effluents...
September 4, 2017: Environmental Technology
Micaela Raices, Matías E Czerwonko, Agustin Dietrich, Alejandro Da Lozzo, Enrique Beveraggi, David Smith
Symptomatic neoplastic pleural effusion (SNPE) is a significant cause of morbidity in patients with advanced neoplastic disease. These patients often present a deteriorated general condition which prevents them from undergoing pleurodesis with video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). We developed a minimally invasive therapeutic protocol specially designed for this population, achieved by combining chemical pleurodesis with placement of small-bore pleural catheters (PC), which resulted in early hospital discharge, low morbimortality and good therapeutic results...
August 31, 2017: Updates in Surgery
Flavia Vidal, Daniela Sedan, Daniel D'Agostino, María Lorena Cavalieri, Eduardo Mullen, María Macarena Parot Varela, Cintia Flores, Josep Caixach, Dario Andrinolo
In January 2015, a 20-month-old child and her family took part in recreational activities at Carrasco and Malvín beaches (Montevideo, Uruguay). An intense harmful algae bloom (HAB) was developing along the coast at that time. A few hours after the last recreational exposure episode, the family suffered gastrointestinal symptoms which were self-limited except in the child's case, who was admitted to hospital in Uruguay with diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, and jaundice. The patient had increased serum levels of liver enzymes and bilirubin and five days later presented acute liver failure...
August 31, 2017: Toxins
Melissa Amyx, Luz Gibbons, Xu Xiong, Agustina Mazzoni, Fernando Althabe, Pierre Buekens, José M Belizán
BACKGROUND: Understanding influences on women's preferred delivery mode is vital for planning interventions to reduce cesarean rates and for ensuring that women receive correct information. Our objectives were to: determine if sources of information influencing a pregnant woman's preferred delivery mode and knowledge of cesarean indications differ by sociodemographic characteristics; to conduct a factor analysis of items related to information sources influencing this preference; and to determine if knowledge differs by information sources influencing this preference or their underlying latent constructs...
August 29, 2017: Birth
V Hirschler, M Martín, K Oestreicher, C Molinari, W Tetzlaff, E Botta, L Boero, F Brites
BACKGROUND: Children living at high altitude in San Antonio de los Cobres (SAC), Argentina, were shown to have lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels than Buenos Aires (BA) children. HDL antioxidant capacity is mainly attributed to paraoxonase1 (PON1). OBJECTIVE: To compare PON1 activity in indigenous SAC vs. BA children. METHODS: A cross-sectional study compared 158 SAC vs. 97 BA children (6-16 years). Anthropometric data and lipoprotein profile were measured...
August 30, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
Michelle Plusquin, Florence Guida, Silvia Polidoro, Roel Vermeulen, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Gianluca Campanella, Gerard Hoek, Soterios A Kyrtopoulos, Panagiotis Georgiadis, Alessio Naccarati, Carlotta Sacerdote, Vittorio Krogh, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, W M Monique Verschuren, Sergi Sayols-Baixeras, Tommaso Panni, Annette Peters, Dennie G A J Hebels, Jos Kleinjans, Paolo Vineis, Marc Chadeau-Hyam
Long-term exposure to air pollution has been associated with several adverse health effects including cardiovascular, respiratory diseases and cancers. However, underlying molecular alterations remain to be further investigated. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of long-term exposure to air pollutants on (a) average DNA methylation at functional regions and, (b) individual differentially methylated CpG sites. An assumption is that omic measurements, including the methylome, are more sensitive to low doses than hard health outcomes...
August 23, 2017: Environment International
Juan J Gagliardino, Jorge F Elgart, Marcelo Bourgeois, Graciela Etchegoyen, Gabriel Fantuzzi, Matías Ré, Juan P Ricart, Silvia García, Cecilia Giampieri, Lorena González, Florencia Suárez-Crivaro, Peter Kronsbein, Julieta M Angelini, Camilo Martínez, Jorge Martínez, Alberto Ricart, Eduardo Spinedi
OBJECTIVES: Primary Prevention of Diabetes Program in Buenos Aires Province (PPDBA) evaluates the effectiveness of adopting healthy lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes (T2D) in people at high risk of developing it. We aimed to present preliminary data analysis of FINDRISC and laboratory measurements taken during recruitment of people for the PPDBA in the cities of La Plata, Berisso and Ensenada, Argentina. METHODS: People were recruited through: Population approach (house to house survey by FINDRISC in randomized areas) and opportunistic approach (FINDRISC completed by participants during consultations for non-related pre-diabetes/diabetes symptoms in public and private primary care centers of cities involved)...
August 26, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
M Cecilia Ezquiaga, Agustín M Abba, Guillermo H Cassini, Marcela Lareschi
Fleas (Siphonaptera) of an isolated population of Chaetophractus vellerosus (Mammalia: Xenarthra) from Magdalena (Buenos Aires province) were studied, and their presence was associated with host-related factors (age, sex, weight, size, and physical condition) and temporal dynamics (seasonality and year). Three species of fleas were identified: Polygenis (Polygenis) platensis (Rhopalopsyllidae), Tunga penetrans (Tungidae), and Pulex irritans (Pulicidae). Prevalences were significant for year, season, and physical condition...
August 25, 2017: Parasitology Research
César N Sánchez, Natalia Maddalena, Marina Penalba, Marina Quarleri, Verónica Torres, Adolfo Wachs
Obesity and overweight are serious public health problems. Many observational studies suggest that low level of education would be among the many factors involved in its development. Our objective was to determine whether there was a relationship between lower education levels and increased body mass index (BMI). In this cross-sectional study, the BMI of adult outpatients evaluated at Internal Medicine Service of a General Hospital in Buenos Aires City was measured and a survey was given to determine their level of education and the prevalence of other cardiovascular risk factors...
2017: Medicina
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