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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820714/epidemiology-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-a-colombian-municipality
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Diego Alejandro Medina-Morales, Manuel E Machado-Duque, Jorge Enrique Machado-Alba
This study describes the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of leishmaniasis and the pharmacological treatment of this disease in the municipality of Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, between January 2010 and December 2014. An observational study was conducted using information from the clinical records and epidemiological reports of patients diagnosed and confirmed with leishmaniasis of any age and sex, including sociodemographic, clinical, and pharmacological variables of the therapy received. Univariate and bivariate analyses were performed...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819085/histological-grading-of-hepatocellular-carcinomas-with-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-diffusion-weighted-imaging-inconsistent-results-depending-on-the-fitting-method
#2
Shintaro Ichikawa, Utaroh Motosugi, Diego Hernando, Hiroyuki Morisaka, Nobuyuki Enomoto, Masanori Matsuda, Hiroshi Onishi
PURPOSE: To compare the abilities of three intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging approximation methods to discriminate the histological grade of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). METHODS: Fifty-eight patients (60 HCCs) underwent IVIM imaging with 11 b-values (0-1000 s/mm(2)). Slow (D) and fast diffusion coefficients (D(*)) and the perfusion fraction (f) were calculated for the HCCs using the mean signal intensities in regions of interest drawn by two radiologists...
August 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818546/glecaprevir-plus-pibrentasvir-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-2-4-5-or-6-infection-in-adults-with-compensated-cirrhosis-expedition-1-a-single-arm-open-label-multicentre-phase-3-trial
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Xavier Forns, Samuel S Lee, Joaquin Valdes, Sabela Lens, Reem Ghalib, Humberto Aguilar, Franco Felizarta, Tarek Hassanein, Holger Hinrichsen, Diego Rincon, Rosa Morillas, Stefan Zeuzem, Yves Horsmans, David R Nelson, Yao Yu, Preethi Krishnan, Chih-Wei Lin, Jens J Kort, Federico J Mensa
BACKGROUND: The once-daily, ribavirin-free, pangenotypic, direct-acting antiviral regimen, glecaprevir coformulated with pibrentasvir, has shown high rates of sustained virological response in phase 2 and 3 studies. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of 12 weeks of coformulated glecaprevir and pibrentasvir in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and compensated cirrhosis. METHODS: We did this single-arm, open-label, multicentre phase 3 study at 40 sites in Belgium, Canada, Germany, South Africa, Spain, and the USA...
August 14, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817129/interproximal-papilla-stability-around-cad-cam-and-stock-abutments-in-anterior-regions-a-2-year-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Diego Lops, Andrea Parpaiola, Gianluca Paniz, Luca Sbricoli, Vanessa Ruiz Magaz, Alvise Cenzi Venezze, Eriberto Bressan, Edoardo Stellini
The aim of this study was to compare the interproximal papilla stability of restorations supported by computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture (CAD/CAM) abutments to those supported by prefabricated stock abutments in anterior areas over a 2-year follow-up. Abutments were selected depending on implant inclination and thickness of buccal peri-implant soft tissues from the following: zirconia stock, titanium stock, zirconia CAD/CAM and titanium CAD/CAM. Differences between the height of the papilla tip were measured (REC)...
September 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817095/human-milk-and-allergic-diseases-an-unsolved-puzzle
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REVIEW
Daniel Munblit, Diego G Peroni, Alba Boix-Amorós, Peter S Hsu, Belinda Van't Land, Melvin C L Gay, Anastasia Kolotilina, Chrysanthi Skevaki, Robert J Boyle, Maria Carmen Collado, Johan Garssen, Donna T Geddes, Ralph Nanan, Carolyn Slupsky, Ganesa Wegienka, Anita L Kozyrskyj, John O Warner
There is conflicting evidence on the protective role of breastfeeding in relation to the development of allergic sensitisation and allergic disease. Studies vary in methodology and definition of outcomes, which lead to considerable heterogeneity. Human milk composition varies both within and between individuals, which may partially explain conflicting data. It is known that human milk composition is very complex and contains variable levels of immune active molecules, oligosaccharides, metabolites, vitamins and other nutrients and microbial content...
August 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816322/ultrasonication-enhanced-gelation-properties-of-a-versatile-amphiphilic-formamidine-based-gelator-exhibiting-both-organogelation-and-hydrogelation-abilities
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Jürgen Bachl, Diego Sampedro, Judith Mayr, David Díaz Díaz
We describe the preparation of a novel amphiphilic gelator built from a formamidine core, which is able to form a variety of physical organogels and hydrogels at concentrations ranging from 15 to 150 mg mL(-1). Interestingly, ultrasound treatment of isotropic solutions (i.e., gel-precursor) resulted in a remarkable enhancement of the gelation kinetics as well as the gelation scope and characteristic gel properties (e.g., critical gelation concentration, gel-to-sol transition temperature, viscoelastic moduli) in comparison to the heating-cooling protocol typically used to obtain supramolecular gels...
August 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816171/effect-of-magnesium-supplementation-on-muscular-damage-markers-in-basketball-players-during-a-full-season
#7
Alfredo Córdova Martínez, Diego Fernández-Lázaro, Juan Mielgo-Ayuso, Jesús Seco Calvo, Alberto Caballero García
Although it has been widely accepted that Mg has a positive effect on muscle function, studies on the efficacy of Mg supplementation in young athletes have generated contrasting results. The aim of this work was to examine the effect of Mg supplementation on muscular damage markers and the association between serum Mg levels with these muscular markers. Twelve elite male basketball players (PB) from a team of Spanish Professional Basketball League and a control group (CG) comprising twelve university students who practiced regularly recreational basketball and competed in minor university leagues participated in this study...
August 17, 2017: Magnesium Research: Official Organ of the International Society for the Development of Research on Magnesium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815769/homology-modeling-in-a-dynamical-world
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Alexander Miguel Monzon, Diego Javier Zea, Cristina Marino-Buslje, Gustavo Parisi
A key concept in template-based modeling is the high correlation between sequence and structural divergence, with the practical consequence that homologous proteins that are similar at the sequence level will also be similar at the structural level. However, conformational diversity of the native state will reduce the correlation between structural and sequence divergence, because structural variation can appear without sequence diversity. In this work, we explore the impact that conformational diversity has on the relationship between structural and sequence divergence...
August 17, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815473/publication-of-abstracts-and-full-papers-from-the-international-conference-on-the-origin-of-life-san-diego-2017
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EDITORIAL
Alan W Schwartz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 16, 2017: Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815351/an-integrated-model-of-skin-cancer-risk-in-sexual-minority-males
#10
Aaron J Blashill, Benjamin M Rooney, Kristen J Wells
Sexual minority males are an at-risk group for developing skin cancer. Elevated rates of skin cancer among this population are thought to be driven by excess indoor tanning; however, motivations to indoor tan among this population are unknown. Theoretically, appearance-based and affect regulation motives may be proximal predictors of increased indoor tanning in this population. The current study tests an integrated biopsychosocial model of indoor tanning behaviors and future intentions among a sample of sexual minority males...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815305/predictors-of-early-mortality-after-rabbit-antithymocyte-globulin-as-first-line-treatment-in-severe-aplastic-anemia
#11
Elias H Atta, Carlos B L Lima, Danielle S P Dias, Diego V Clé, Mariana M Bonduel, Gabriela B Sciuccati, Larissa A Medeiros, Michel M Oliveira, Marco A Salvino, Marlene P Garanito, Patricia B Blum Fonseca, Sara Teresinha O Saad, Rodrigo T Calado, Phillip Scheinberg
Despite being recommended as first-line immunosuppressive therapy in severe aplastic anemia (SAA), horse antithymocyte globulin (ATG) is still unavailable in many countries outside the USA. Rabbit ATG is more lymphocytoxic than horse ATG, and this might result in a higher incidence of severe infections and early mortality. This study was designed to identify the risk factors for early mortality and overall survival (OS) after rabbit ATG in patients with SAA. We retrospectively reviewed 185 patients with SAA who underwent rabbit ATG and cyclosporine...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815196/simultaneous-health-risk-behaviors-in-adolescents-associated-with-higher-economic-class-in-the-northeast-of-brazil
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Arley Santos Leão, Nara Michelle Moura Soares, Eliane Cristina de Andrade Gonçalves, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Roberto Jerônimo Dos Santos Silva, Sara Maria Thomazzi
DESIGN: The social, cultural, and economic context can be an important variable in the perception and adoption of risk behaviors in adolescents. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of simultaneous health risk behaviors and associated socioeconomic factors in adolescents living in the metropolitan region of Aracaju, State of Sergipe, Brazil. METHODS: The sample consisted of 2,207 high school students aged 13-18 years...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814396/consumption-of-galacto-oligosaccharides-increases-iron-absorption-from-a-micronutrient-powder-containing-ferrous-fumarate-and-sodium-iron-edta-a-stable-isotope-study-in-kenyan-infants
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Daniela Paganini, Mary A Uyoga, Colin I Cercamondi, Diego Moretti, Edith Mwasi, Clarissa Schwab, Salome Bechtler, Francis M Mutuku, Valeria Galetti, Christophe Lacroix, Simon Karanja, Michael B Zimmermann
Background: Whether consumption of prebiotics increases iron absorption in infants is unclear.Objective: We set out to determine whether prebiotic consumption affects iron absorption from a micronutrient powder (MNP) containing a mixture of ferrous fumarate and sodium iron EDTA (FeFum+NaFeEDTA) in Kenyan infants.Design: Infants (n = 50; aged 6-14 mo) consumed maize porridge that was fortified with an MNP containing FeFum+NaFeEDTA and 7.5 g galacto-oligosaccharides (GOSs) (Fe+GOS group, n = 22) or the same MNP without GOSs (Fe group, n = 28) each day for 3 wk...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814197/book-review-drug-metabolism-in-diseases-xie-wen-ed-drug-metabolism-in-diseases-san-diego-ca-academic-press-2017-283-pp-150-isbn-978-0-12-802949-7
#14
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813974/a-cosmetic-prosthetic-digit-with-bioinspired-embedded-touch-feedback
#15
Diego Barone, Marco D'Alonzo, Marco Controzzi, Francesco Clemente, Christian Cipriani
Partial hand amputation is the most frequent amputation level worldwide, accounting for approximately 90% of all upper limb amputations. Passive cosmetic prostheses represent one of the possible choices for its treatment, probably the most affordable one. However, these devices restore very limited motor function and subtle sensory feedback. The latter is an important component for restoring the body schema. In this work we present a simple yet potentially effective and low cost cosmetic digital prosthesis that embeds touch feedback; we dubbed this DESC-finger...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813700/regenerative-medicine-approaches-for-age-related-muscle-loss-and-sarcopenia-a-mini-review
#16
Juan Diego Naranjo, Jenna L Dziki, Stephen F Badylak
Sarcopenia is a complex and multifactorial disease that includes a decrease in the number, structure and physiology of muscle fibers, and age-related muscle mass loss, and is associated with loss of strength, increased frailty, and increased risk for fractures and falls. Treatment options are suboptimal and consist of exercise and nutrition as the cornerstone of therapy. Current treatment principles involve identification and modification of risk factors to prevent the disease, but these efforts are of limited value to the elderly individuals currently affected by sarcopenia...
August 17, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813602/carbodicarbenes-unexpected-%C3%AF-accepting-ability-during-re-activity-with-small-molecules
#17
Wen-Ching Chen, Wei-Chih Shih, Titel Jurca, Lili Zhao, Diego M Andrada, Chun-Jung Peng, Chun-Chi Chang, Shu-Kai Liu, Yi-Ping Wang, Yuh-Sheng Wen, Glenn P A Yap, Chao-Ping Hsu, Gernot Frenking, Tiow-Gan Ong
An investigation of carbodicarbenes, the less explored member of the carbenic complex/ligand family has yielded unexpected electronic features and concomitant reactivity. Observed 1,2-addition of E-H bonds (E = B, C, Si) across the carbone central carbon and that of the flanking NHC fragment, combined with single-crystal X-ray studies of a model Pd complex strongly suggests a significant level of π-accepting ability at the central carbon of the NHC moiety. This feature is atypical of classic NHCs, which are strong σ-donors, with only nominal π-accepting ability...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813513/validation-of-commercial-mas-receptor-antibodies-for-utilization-in-western-blotting-immunofluorescence-and-immunohistochemistry-studies
#18
Valeria Burghi, Natalia Cristina Fernández, Yamila Belén Gándola, Verónica Gabriela Piazza, Diego Tomás Quiroga, Érica Guilhen Mario, Janaína Felix Braga, Michael Bader, Robson Augusto Souza Santos, Fernando Pablo Dominici, Marina Cecilia Muñoz
Mas receptor (MasR) is a G protein-coupled receptor proposed as a candidate for mediating the angiotensin (Ang)-converting enzyme 2-Ang (1-7) protective axis of renin-angiotensin system. Because the role of this receptor is not definitively clarified, determination of MasR tissue distribution and expression levels constitutes a critical knowledge to fully understanding its function. Commercially available antibodies have been widely employed for MasR protein localization and quantification, but they have not been adequately validated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811958/soluble-nkg2d-ligands-are-biomarkers-associated-with-the-clinical-outcome-to-immune-checkpoint-blockade-therapy-of-metastatic-melanoma-patients
#19
Cristina Maccalli, Diana Giannarelli, Carla Chiarucci, Ornella Cutaia, Gianluca Giacobini, Wouter Hendrickx, Giovanni Amato, Diego Annesi, Davide Bedognetti, Maresa Altomonte, Riccardo Danielli, Luana Calabrò, Anna Maria Di Giacomo, Francesco M Marincola, Giorgio Parmiani, Michele Maio
The introduction of immune checkpoint blockade into the clinical practice resulted in improvement of survival of a significant portion of melanoma patients. Consequently, predictive biomarkers of response are needed to optimize patient's stratification and the development of combination therapies. The aim of this study was to determine whether levels of soluble NKG2D ligands (MICA, MICB, ULBP1, 2 and 3; sNKG2DLs) in the serum of melanoma patients can serve as useful predictors of response to the treatment with immune checkpoint blockade...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811336/catastrophic-unbalanced-genome-rearrangements-cause-somatic-loss-of-berry-color-in-grapevine
#20
Pablo Carbonell-Bejerano, Carolina Royo, Rafael Torres-Pérez, Jérôme Grimplet, Lucie Fernandez, Jose M Franco-Zorrilla, Diego Lijavetzky, Elisa Baroja, Juana Martínez, Enrique García-Escudero, Javier Ibáñez, José M Martínez-Zapater
Grape color somatic variants that can be used to develop new grapevine cultivars occasionally appear associated to deletion events of uncertain origin. To understand the mutational mechanisms generating somatic structural variation in grapevine, we compared the Tempranillo Blanco (TB) white berry somatic variant to its black berry ancestor, Tempranillo Tinto. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) uncovered a catastrophic genome rearrangement in TB that caused the hemizygous deletion of 313 genes, including the loss of the functional copy for the MYB transcription factors required for anthocyanin pigmentation in the berry skin...
August 15, 2017: Plant Physiology
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