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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771925/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-biological-performance-of-porous-ti-alloys-prepared-by-powder-metallurgy
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Renata Falchete do Prado, Gabriela Campos Esteves, Evelyn Luzia De Souza Santos, Daiane Acácia Griti Bueno, Carlos Alberto Alves Cairo, Luis Gustavo Oliveira De Vasconcellos, Renata Silveira Sagnori, Fernanda Bastos Pereira Tessarin, Felipe Eduardo Oliveira, Luciane Dias De Oliveira, Maria Fernanda Lima Villaça-Carvalho, Vinicius André Rodrigues Henriques, Yasmin Rodarte Carvalho, Luana Marotta Reis De Vasconcellos
Titanium (Ti) and Ti-6 Aluminium-4 Vanadium alloys are the most common materials in implants composition but β type alloys are promising biomaterials because they present better mechanical properties. Besides the composition of biomaterial, many factors influence the performance of the biomaterial. For example, porous surface may modify the functional cellular response and accelerate osseointegration. This paper presents in vitro and in vivo evaluations of powder metallurgy-processed porous samples composed by different titanium alloys and pure Ti, aiming to show their potential for biomedical applications...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681006/religiosity-and-physician-lifestyle-from-a-family-health-strategy
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Guilherme Ramos Sens, Gina Andrade Abdala, Maria Dyrce Dias Meira, Silvana Bueno, Harold G Koenig
This study examines the association between religiosity and physician lifestyle from a Family Health Strategy perspective. This is a cross-sectional study with 30 physicians, who completed the religiosity and lifestyle questionnaires. Among the participants, 70% (n = 21) had no "focus" on spirituality and health. The average total lifestyle score was 74.1 (SD = 8.1), but the "Physical Activity" subscale score was below average (3.4, SD = 2.37). We found eight significant correlations between religiosity and lifestyle subscales (p < 0...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606407/epidemiology-of-dermatophytoses-in-31-municipalities-of-the-province-of-buenos-aires-argentina-a-6-year-study
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Mariana Mazza, Nicolás Refojo, Graciela Davel, Nelson Lima, Nicolina Dias, Cosme Marcelo Furtado Passos da Silva, Cristina Elena Canteros
BACKGROUND: No reliable data are available in the province of Buenos Aires regarding the frequency of dermatophytoses and other fungal diseases. The distribution of the clinical forms and the species involved are also unknown. AIMS: To present the data collected by the laboratories participating in the Mycology Network of the province of Buenos Aires (MNPBA) from a retrospective epidemiological survey on dermatophytoses. METHODS: A descriptive and exploratory analysis was performed on the cases of dermatophytoses gathered between 2002 and 2007 by the Mycology Network of the province of Buenos Aires...
March 29, 2018: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538509/visceral-leishmaniasis-in-a-brazilian-endemic-area-an-overview-of-occurrence-hiv-coinfection-and-lethality
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João Gabriel Guimarães Luz, Danilo Bueno Naves, Amanda Gabriela de Carvalho, Gilvani Alves Meira, João Victor Leite Dias, Cor Jesus Fernandes Fontes
The Brazilian municipality of Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso State, represents an important visceral leishmaniasis (VL) endemic area. This study described epidemiological and clinical aspects of the occurrence, VL/HIV coinfection and lethality related to VL in Rondonópolis. Data from autochthonous cases reported between 2011 and 2016 were obtained from official information systems. During this period, 81 autochthonous cases were reported, with decreasing incidence through 2016. Contrastingly, the lethality rate was 8...
March 8, 2018: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386521/human-migration-and-the-spread-of-malaria-parasites-to-the-new-world
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Priscila T Rodrigues, Hugo O Valdivia, Thais C de Oliveira, João Marcelo P Alves, Ana Maria R C Duarte, Crispim Cerutti-Junior, Julyana C Buery, Cristiana F A Brito, Júlio César de Souza, Zelinda M B Hirano, Marina G Bueno, José Luiz Catão-Dias, Rosely S Malafronte, Simone Ladeia-Andrade, Toshihiro Mita, Ana Maria Santamaria, José E Calzada, Indah S Tantular, Fumihiko Kawamoto, Leonie R J Raijmakers, Ivo Mueller, M Andreina Pacheco, Ananias A Escalante, Ingrid Felger, Marcelo U Ferreira
We examined the mitogenomes of a large global collection of human malaria parasites to explore how and when Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax entered the Americas. We found evidence of a significant contribution of African and South Asian lineages to present-day New World malaria parasites with additional P. vivax lineages appearing to originate from Melanesia that were putatively carried by the Australasian peoples who contributed genes to Native Americans. Importantly, mitochondrial lineages of the P. vivax-like species P...
January 31, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377427/isoflavonoids-from-brazilian-red-propolis-down-regulate-the-expression-of-cancer-related-target-proteins-a-pharmacogenomic-analysis
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Bruno Dias Nani, Marcelo Franchin, Josy Goldoni Lazarini, Irlan Almeida Freires, Marcos Guilherme da Cunha, Bruno Bueno-Silva, Severino Matias de Alencar, Ramiro Mendonça Murata, Pedro Luiz Rosalen
Vestitol and neovestitol are bioactive isoflavonoids isolated from Brazilian red propolis, a unique Apis melifera type of propolis botanically originated from Dalbergia ecastophyllum. Although these molecules have relevant biological effects, including anticancer and immunomodulatory activities, their mechanism(s) of action and the affected pathways remain largely unknown. Here, we carried out a pharmacogenomic analysis to investigate the effects of vestitol and neovestitol on the whole-genome expression in human tumor cells, particularly cancer-related target proteins...
April 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319765/muscle-thickness-of-the-pectoralis-major-and-rectus-abdominis-and-level-of-physical-activity-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Aline Felicio Bueno, Fernando de Aguiar Lemos, Matheus Elias Ferrareze, William Antonio Martins Dos Santos, Francisco Veríssimo Veronese, Alexandre Simões Dias
INTRODUCTION: Patients on chronic hemodialysis tend to lose lean body mass and have sedentary behavior. OBJECTIVE: To compare the level of physical activity and the morphology of the muscles pectoralis major and rectus abdominis of patients on hemodialysis with healthy subjects. METHODS: We studied 17 patients and 17 healthy individuals. Muscle thickness were evaluated by ultrasound, and the level of physical activity by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), long version...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136171/mating-system-and-effective-population-size-of-the-overexploited-neotropical-tree-myroxylon-peruiferum-l-f-and-their-impact-on-seedling-production
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Ellida de Aguiar Silvestre, Kaiser Dias Schwarcz, Carolina Grando, Jaqueline Bueno de Campos, Patricia Sanae Sujii, Evandro Vagner Tambarussi, Camila Menezes Trindade Macrini, José Baldin Pinheiro, Pedro Henrique Santin Brancalion, Maria Imaculada Zucchi
The reproductive system of a tree species has substantial impact on genetic diversity and structure within and among natural populations. Such information, should be considered when planning tree planting for forest restoration. Here, we describe the mating system and genetic diversity of an overexploited Neotropical tree, Myroxylon peruiferum L.f. (Fabaceae) sampled from a forest remnant (10 seed trees and 200 seeds) and assess whether the effective population size of nursery-grown seedlings (148 seedlings) is sufficient to prevent inbreeding depression in reintroduced populations...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114906/evaluation-of-three-chemical-immobilization-protocols-in-golden-headed-lion-tamarins-leontopithecus-chrysomelas-undergoing-vasectomy-surgery
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Mario A Ferraro, Camila V Molina, José L Catão-Dias, Maria C M Kierulff, Alcides Pissinatti, Marina G Bueno, Silvia R G Cortopassi
BACKGROUND: The golden-headed lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas), originally endemic to Bahia, was introduced in Rio de Janeiro. The species is currently found in remaining forests within the region of original occupation of the golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia), which may compromise the survival of the golden lion tamarin. Groups of golden-headed lion tamarins were captured and translocated to Bahia. However, the area chosen reached its limit and males underwent to vasectomy procedures...
April 2018: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078742/a-single-session-of-moderate-intensity-walking-increases-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-in-the-chronic-post-stroke-patients
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Viviane Aparecida Carvalho de Morais, Marina Ferreira da Silva Tourino, Ana Carolina de Souza Almeida, Thaís Bueno Dias Albuquerque, Roberta Castro Linhares, Paulo Pereira Christo, Patrícia Massara Martinelli, Paula Luciana Scalzo
Background Aerobic exercise, even for short durations, may promote an increase in serum concentrations of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). However, it is necessary to determine the optimal exercise types and intensities to increase BDNF levels. Objectives This aim of this study was investigate the effects of mild and moderate intensity acute aerobic exercise on serum BDNF levels in patients in the chronic post-stroke phase. Methods The participants answered a socio-demographic questionnaire, cognitive assessment (Mini Mental State Examination), assessment of depressive symptoms (Hamilton Depression Scale), fatigue (Fatigue Severity Scale) and functional capacity (6-minute walk test)...
January 2018: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902934/assessment-and-management-of-pain-in-newborns-hospitalized-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-cross-sectional-study
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Natália Pinheiro Braga Sposito, Lisabelle Mariano Rossato, Mariana Bueno, Amélia Fumiko Kimura, Taine Costa, Danila Maria Batista Guedes
Objective: to determine the frequency of pain, to verify the measures adopted for pain relief during the first seven days of hospitalization in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and to identify the type and frequency of invasive procedures to which newborns are submitted. Method: cross-sectional retrospective study. Out of the 188 hospitalizations occurred during the 12-month period, 171 were included in the study. The data were collected from the charts and the presence of pain was analyzed based on the Neonatal Infant Pain Scale and on nursing notes suggestions of pain...
September 12, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767963/-the-flexibilization-of-the-brazilian-legislation-on-pesticides-and-the-risks-to-human-health-analysis-of-bill-of-law-3-200-2015
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Mirella Dias Almeida, Thais Araújo Cavendish, Priscila Campos Bueno, Iara Campos Ervilha, Luisa De Sordi Gregório, Natiela Beatriz de Oliveira Kanashiro, Daniela Buosi Rohlfs, Thenille Faria Machado do Carmo
This article aims to contribute to a reflection on pesticides, based on the Brazilian legal framework, from the perspective of protecting human health and the environment. This initiative is due to successive attempts to flexibilize the regulation of pesticides in Brazil, through bills of law in progress in the Brazilian National Congress. An analysis of Bill of Law 3,200/2015 was carried out. This bill of law represents a major setback to the legislative achievements for the regulation of pesticides, in order to alert to the risks to human health from exposure to these products and aggravated by other similar proposals...
July 27, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570909/raman-spectral-characteristics-of-neck-and-head-of-femur-in-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-gene-knockout-mice-submitted-to-treadmill-aerobic-training
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Gabriela Loiola Camargo, Renato Aparecido de Souza, Dênis Bueno da Silva, José Antônio Dias Garcia, Landulfo Silveira
Hypercholesterolemia is associated with deterioration of bone tissue. Trough Raman spectroscopy, the present study aimed to assess the molecular changes in terms of mineral and organic bone-tissue remodeling in low-density lipoprotein receptor gene knockout mice (LDLr-/-) submitted to treadmill aerobic training. In order to evaluate alterations in trabecular bone and cartilage surface, neck and head femoral were assessed into four groups: (CON, n=7), the 1) animals did not perform any physical activity and had hypercholesterolemia (CON, n=7); The trained groups where animals underwent a protocols of low, moderate and high training for 8weeks and 4 times per week on a treadmill with progressive intensities: running speed (8-13m/min) and time of exercise (20-60min)...
August 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444093/electrical-stimulation-attenuates-morphological-alterations-and-prevents-atrophy-of-the-denervated-cranial-tibial-muscle
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Cleuber Rodrigo de Souza Bueno, Mizael Pereira, Idvaldo Aparecido Favaretto, Carlos Henrique Fachin Bortoluci, Thais Caroline Pereira Dos Santos, Daniel Ventura Dias, Letícia Rossi Daré, Geraldo Marco Rosa
Objective: To investigate if electrical stimulation through Russian current is able to maintain morphology of the cranial tibial muscle of experimentally denervated rats. Methods: Thirty-six Wistar rats were divided into four groups: the Initial Control Group, Final Control Group, Experimental Denervated and Treated Group, Experimental Denervated Group. The electrostimulation was performed with a protocol of Russian current applied three times per week, for 45 days...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432734/monogenic-diabetes-syndromes-locus-specific-databases-for-alstr%C3%A3-m-wolfram-and-thiamine-responsive-megaloblastic-anemia
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Dewi Astuti, Ataf Sabir, Piers Fulton, Malgorzata Zatyka, Denise Williams, Carol Hardy, Gabriella Milan, Francesca Favaretto, Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, Julia Rohayem, Miguel López de Heredia, Tamara Hershey, Lisbeth Tranebjaerg, Jian-Hua Chen, Annabel Chaussenot, Virginia Nunes, Bess Marshall, Susan McAfferty, Vallo Tillmann, Pietro Maffei, Veronique Paquis-Flucklinger, Tarekign Geberhiwot, Wojciech Mlynarski, Kay Parkinson, Virginie Picard, Gema Esteban Bueno, Renuka Dias, Amy Arnold, Caitlin Richens, Richard Paisey, Fumihiko Urano, Robert Semple, Richard Sinnott, Timothy G Barrett
We developed a variant database for diabetes syndrome genes, using the Leiden Open Variation Database platform, containing observed phenotypes matched to the genetic variations. We populated it with 628 published disease-associated variants (December 2016) for: WFS1 (n = 309), CISD2 (n = 3), ALMS1 (n = 268), and SLC19A2 (n = 48) for Wolfram type 1, Wolfram type 2, Alström, and Thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia syndromes, respectively; and included 23 previously unpublished novel germline variants in WFS1 and 17 variants in ALMS1...
July 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421789/how-does-coconut-oil-affect-cognitive-performance-in-alzheimer-patients
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José Enrique De la Rubia Ortí, Carmen Sánchez Álvarez, Pablo Selvi Sabater, Alma María Bueno Cayo, Sandra Sancho Castillo, Mariano Julián Rochina, Iván Hu Yang
Introduction: Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative dementia in developed world. This fact, coupled with the lack cure, makes new no pharmacological therapeutic strategies such as nutrient management to investigate. In this regard, it stresses the possible influence of coconut oil as alternative energy source capable of stopping the progressively neuronal death that occurs in this disease. Objectives: To assess the cognitive impact of coconut oil in Alzheimer’s patients, and specifically in orientation, language-building, fixing, calculation-concentration and memory areas...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271525/survey-of-malassezia-sp-and-dermatophytes-in-the-cutaneous-microbiome-of-free-ranging-golden-headed-lion-tamarins-leontopithecus-chrysomelas-kuhl-1820
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Juan Ja Neves, Marcelo Francelino, Flavia Gl Silva, Luana Cl Baptista, Marina G Bueno, José L Catão-Dias, Camila Molina, Maria Cm Kierulff, Alcides Pissinatti, Selene DA Coutinho
BACKGROUND: Data about the presence of fungi on the cutaneous surface of wild animals are scarce. The aim of this study was to survey dermatophytes and Malassezia sp in the external ear canal and haircoat of Leontopithecus chrysomelas. METHODS: A total of 928 clinical samples were collected from 232 animals: For Malassezia screening 696 samples were studied, 464 of cerumen and 232 of haircoat; another 232 haircoat samples were studied for dermatophyte analysis. RESULTS: A geophilic dermatophyte, Microsporum cookie, was isolated from one young female...
June 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060137/infants-with-congenital-zika-syndrome-and-ocular-findings-from-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil-spread-of-infection
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João Rafael de Oliveira Dias, Camila V Ventura, Paula Delegrego Borba, Bruno de Paula Freitas, Ligia Camera Pierroti, Ana Patricia do Nascimento, Nilva Simeren Bueno de Moraes, Maurício Maia, Rubens Belfort
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To describe the ocular findings of two infants with congenital Zika syndrome born in São Paulo state, Brazil, outside the primary outbreak region. METHODS: Two female infants with congenital Zika syndrome were submitted to a complete screening for infectious diseases, as well as ocular examination, fundus photography, and optical coherence tomography of the retina. One of the infants was submitted to ocular ultrasound. RESULTS: Both children showed positive serology for Zika virus, and other infectious diseases were ruled out...
January 2, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925063/negative-serosurvey-of-toxoplasma-gondii-antibodies-in-golden-headed-lion-tamarin-leontopithecus-chrysomelas-from-niter%C3%A3-i-rj-brazil
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Camila Vieira Molina, Felipe da Silva Krawczak, Marina Galvão Bueno, Herbert Sousa Soares, Solange Maria Genari, Alcides Pissinatti, Maria Cecília Martins Kierulff, Tiago Ferreira da Silva, Danilo Gomes de Freitas, Larissa Cristinne Caneli, José Luiz Catão-Dias
New World Nonhuman Primates are highly susceptible to clinical toxoplasmosis. Serum samples from 126 recently captured Leontopithecus chrysomelas, from an exotic and invasive population, were tested for Toxoplasma gondii antibodies by the modified agglutination test (MAT, cut-off 1:25); all were seronegative. The MAT is highly specific and is not species-specific. This is the first report of T. gondii survey in this tamarin in the wild. This result is consistent with prior reports that showed the high susceptibility of the species to infection by T...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557020/to-donate-or-not-donate-that-is-the-question-an-analysis-of-the-critical-factors-of-blood-donation
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Jefferson Rodrigues Pereira, Caissa Veloso E Sousa, Eliane Bragança de Matos, Leonardo Benedito Oliveira Rezende, Natália Xavier Bueno, Álvaro Machado Dias
Currently, in Brazil, 1.78% of the population area blood donors, a level lower than the ideal one that, according to WHO, should be between 3% and 5% of the population. Following this scenario, the current study has a general goal of identifying and analyzing the main critical factors of the process of blood donation in the city of Belo Horizonte, MG, under the perception of donors, potential donors and non donors. A qualitative research approach was conducted, through twenty-four semi-structured interviews...
August 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
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