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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166508/algorithm-for-acne-treatment-ibero-latin-american-consensus
#1
Ediléia Bagatin, Mercedes Florez-White, María Isabel Arias-Gomez, Ana Kaminsky
Acne is a chronic, immune-mediated, inflammatory disease with high prevalence among adolescents. By compromising face, thorax and back, with the risk of permanent scars, it has a negative impact on the quality of life. Effective, safe and early treatment is the key to remission, while decreasing the risk of physical and/or emotional sequelae. The Iberian-Latin American Group of Acne Studies joined professionals with expertise and developed a practical therapeutic algorithm, adapted to the reality of Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166442/depression-and-unemployment-incidence-rate-evolution-in-portugal-1995-2013-general-practitioner-sentinel-network-data
#2
Ana Paula Rodrigues, Mafalda Sousa-Uva, Rita Fonseca, Sara Marques, Nuno Pina, Carlos Matias-Dias
OBJECTIVE: Quantify, for both genders, the correlation between the depression incidence rate and the unemployment rate in Portugal between 1995 and 2013. METHODS: An ecological study was developed to correlate the evolution of the depression incidence rates estimated by the General Practitioner Sentinel Network and the annual unemployment rates provided by the National Statistical Institute in official publications. RESULTS: There was a positive correlation between the depression incidence rate and the unemployment rate in Portugal, which was significant only for males (R2 = 0...
November 17, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164598/vitamin-c-modulates-glutamate-transport-and-nmda-receptor-function-in-the-retina
#3
Ivan Domith, Renato Socodato, Camila C Portugal, Andressa F Munis, Aline T Duarte-Silva, Roberto Paes-de-Carvalho
Vitamin C (in the reduced form ascorbate or in the oxidized form dehydroascorbate) is implicated in signaling events throughout the central nervous system (CNS). In the retina, a high-affinity transport system for ascorbate has been described and glutamatergic signaling has been reported to control ascorbate release. Here we investigated the modulatory role played by vitamin C upon glutamate uptake and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor activation in cultured retinal cells or in intact retinal tissue using biochemical and imaging techniques...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164517/the-mycoestrogen-zearalenone-in-portuguese-flowing-waters-and-its-potential-environmental-impact
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Célia S M Laranjeiro, Liliana João Gatões da Silva, André M P T Pereira, Angelina Pena, Celeste M Lino
This study provides the first environmental risk assessment (ERA) for zearalenone (ZEN), the only known mycoestrogen, based on a broad-scale investigation on its occurrence in rivers and creeks from Portugal. Water sample filtration and immunoaffinity columns (IAC) clean-up followed by liquid chromatograph with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS (n) ) provided an analytical method with good analytical performance. ZEN levels were determined for seven Portuguese rivers and one creek, during two different seasons, in a total of 38 samples collected upstream wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs)...
November 21, 2017: Mycotoxin Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163733/can-antioxidative-status-be-involved-in-type-1-diabetes
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Cintia Castro-Correia, M Luz Maia, Sonia Norberto, Cristina Costa-Santos, M Fatima Barroso, Ana Carvalho, Manuel Fontoura, Valentina Domingues, Conceicao Calhau
Background: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disease with beta-cell destruction, resulting in insulin deficiency. It is now clear that environmental factors also play a role in disease development. The prevalence of type 1 diabetes in children and young people in Portugal is 0.16% between 0 and 19 years of age. The main cause of death in T1DM is cardiovascular disease, and early endothelial dysfunction is its pathophysiologycal precursor. Hyperglycemia is associated with increased production of free radicals and increased oxidative stress...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162516/structure-and-function-of-a-novel-antioxidant-peptide-from-the-skin-of-tropical-frogs
#6
Eder Barbosa, Ana Oliveira, Alexandra Plácido, Renato Socodato, Camila C Portugal, Ana Carolina Mafud, Alicia S Ombredane, Daniel C Moreira, Nuno Vale, Lucinda J Bessa, Graziella A Joanitti, Cláudia Alves, Paula Gomes, Cristina Delerue-Matos, Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas, Mariela M Marani, João B Relvas, Manuela Pintado, José Roberto S A Leite
The amphibian skin plays an important role protecting the organism from external harmful factors such as microorganisms or UV radiation. Based on biorational strategies, many studies have investigated the cutaneous secretion of anurans as a source of bioactive molecules. By a peptidomic approach, a novel antioxidant peptide (AOP) with in vitro free radical scavenging ability was isolated from Physalaemus nattereri. The AOP, named antioxidin-I, has a molecular weight [M+H](+) = 1543.69Da and a TWYFITPYIPDK primary amino acid sequence...
November 18, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162358/heart-transplantation-for-chagas-cardiomyopathy
#7
Ana Rita Ramalho, David Prieto, Fátima Franco, Manuel J Antunes
Chagas disease is an endemic disease in Latin America that is increasingly found in non-endemic areas all over the world due to the flow of migrants from Central and South America. We present the case of a Brazilian immigrant in Portugal who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation for end-stage Chagas cardiomyopathy. Immunosuppressive therapy included prednisone, mycophenolate mofetil and tacrolimus. Twelve months after the procedure she is asymptomatic, with good graft function, and with no evidence of complications such as graft rejection, opportunistic infections, neoplasms or reactivation of Trypanosoma cruzi infection...
November 18, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161925/male-perpetrators-of-intimate-partner-violence-a-comparison-between-incarcerated-and-community-offenders
#8
Olga Cunha, Rui Abrunhosa Gonçalves
The literature considers intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetrators to be a heterogeneous group. In Portugal, IPV perpetrators may be sentenced to either of two types of sentences: deprivation of freedom or alternatives to prison (in the community). In the present study, we performed a comparative analysis between 76 male individuals sentenced to prison and 76 male individuals sentenced to community measures for crimes against their current or former partners, using a set of psychological measures. The results indicate that although incarcerated and nonincarcerated IPV perpetrators demonstrate considerable differences, some similarities may also be observed...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161310/vision-in-high-level-football-officials
#9
António Manuel Gonçalves Baptista, Pedro M Serra, Colm McAlinden, Brendan T Barrett
Officiating in football depends, at least to some extent, upon adequate visual function. However, there is no vision standard for football officiating and the nature of the relationship between officiating performance and level of vision is unknown. As a first step in characterising this relationship, we report on the clinically-measured vision and on the perceived level of vision in elite-level, Portuguese football officials. Seventy-one referees (R) and assistant referees (AR) participated in the study, representing 92% of the total population of elite level football officials in Portugal in the 2013/2014 season...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159658/lung-necrosectomy-in-pediatric-patients-with-necrotizing-pneumonia
#10
Francina V Bolaños-Morales, Emmanuel Peña Gómez-Portugal, María E Aguilar-Mena, Patricio J Santillán-Doherty, Avelina Sotres-Vega, J Alfredo Santibáñez-Salgado
INTRODUCTION: Necrotizing pneumonia is the consolidation of lung parenchyma with destruction and necrosis, forming solitary or multiloculated radiolucent foci. When antibiotic treatment fails and clinical course does not improve, patients might need lung tissue resection: segmentectomy, lobectomy or bilobectomy. We have performed a more conservative surgical approach in pediatric patients with necrotizing pneumonia, lung necrosectomy: resection of unviable necrotic tissue, to preserve more healthy and potentially recoverable lung parenchyma...
November 20, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159181/living-conditions-and-helicobacter-pylori-in-adults
#11
Odete Amaral, Isabel Fernandes, Nélio Veiga, Carlos Pereira, Claudia Chaves, Paula Nelas, Daniel Silva
Introduction: Infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is transmissible and is considered a public health issue which affects people of all ages. The objective of this study was to identify factors (lifestyles, dietary factors, and hygiene conditions) related to the prevalence of H. pylori infection. Methods: We carried out an observational cross-sectional study with a community sample of adults from the municipalities of Viseu and Sátão, Portugal...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158070/assessment-of-carotid-calcifications-on-digital-panoramic-radiographs-retrospective-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Inês Alves Monteiro, Carlos Ibrahim, Rui Albuquerque, Neil Donaldson, Filomena Salazar, Luis Monteiro
OBJECTIVES: To assess the validity of digital panoramic radiographs as an effective means of diagnosis for atherosclerosis and as a potential aid in the early detection of the disease. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed 2014 digital panoramic radiographs taken throughout 2012 and 2013 to identify the presence of calcified atherosclerotic plaques of both female and male patients all aged over 18 years. In addition the medical records of these patients were reviewed in order to establish if there were any predisposing risk factors for atherosclerosis...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153073/social-support-from-developmental-contexts-and-adolescent-substance-use-and-well-being-a-comparative-study-of-spain-and-portugal
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Antonia Jiménez-Iglesias, Inês Camacho, Francisco Rivera, Carmen Moreno, Margarida Gaspar de Matos
The aim of this study was to analyse the contribution of social support from family, friend and school (teacher and classmate) contexts in substance use (tobacco and alcohol use) and well-being (life satisfaction and health-related quality of life). Participants were 5,784 Portuguese and 22,610 Spanish adolescents aged 11 to 16 years, from the 2014 edition of the Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in Portugal and Spain. Results showed that for a higher life satisfaction, family (p < .001, partial η2 = ...
November 20, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152813/replication-of-a-modified-factor-structure-for-the-eating-disorder-examination-questionnaire-extension-to-clinical-eating-disorder-and-non-clinical-samples-in-portugal
#14
Paulo P P Machado, Carlos M Grilo, Ross D Crosby
Psychometric investigations of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q) have generally not supported the original scale structure. The present study tested an alternative brief factor structure in two large Portuguese samples: (1) a non-clinical sample of N = 4117 female students and (2) a treatment-seeking sample of N = 609 patients diagnosed with eating disorders. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed a poor fit for the original EDE-Q structure in both the non-clinical and the clinical samples but revealed a good fit for the alternative 7-item 3-factor structure (dietary restraint, shape/weight overvaluation and body dissatisfaction)...
November 20, 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151633/the-genus-elaphomyces-ascomycota-eurotiales-a-ribosomal-dna-based-phylogeny-and-revised-systematics-of-european-deer-truffles
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A Paz, J-M Bellanger, C Lavoise, A Molia, M Ławrynowicz, E Larsson, I O Ibarguren, M Jeppson, T Læssøe, M Sauve, F Richard, P-A Moreau
Elaphomyces ('deer truffles') is one of the most important ectomycorrhizal fungal genera in temperate and subarctic forest ecosystems, but also one of the least documented in public databases. The current systematics are mainly based on macromorphology, and is not significantly different from that proposed by Vittadini (1831). Within the 49 species recognised worldwide, 23 were originally described from Europe and 17 of these were described before the 20th century. Moreover, very recent phylogenetic treatments of the genus are mainly based on a few extra-European species and most common European species are still poorly documented...
June 2017: Persoonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150915/epidemiology-of-rhdv2-lagovirus-europaeus-gi-2-in-free-living-wild-european-rabbits-in-portugal
#16
C Rouco, J Abrantes, A Serronha, A M Lopes, E Maio, M J Magalhães, E Blanco, J Bárcena, P J Esteves, N Santos, P C Alves, P Monterroso
As the detection of the first outbreak of a novel aetiological agent of rabbit haemorrhagic disease commonly called RHDV2 or RHDVb (Lagovirus europaeus/GI.2, henceforth GI.2) in France in 2010, the virus rapidly spread throughout continental Europe and nearby islands such as Great Britain, Sardinia, Sicily, the Azores and the Canary Islands among others. The outbreaks of this new lagovirus cause important economic losses in rabbitries, and ecological disruptions by affecting the conservation of rabbit-sensitive top predators...
November 17, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150882/plantar-eumycetoma-by-madurella-mycetomatis-in-a-heart-transplanted-patient-living-in-portugal
#17
N Cunha, M L Martins, N Fradinho, P Martins, J Cabete
Eumycetoma is a chronic granulomatous fungal infection of dermal and subcutaneous tissue rarely seen in Europe. It is characterized by a painless subcutaneous mass with drainage of macroscopic grains through sinus tracts,(1,2) spreading with severe tissue destruction, including fascia and bone. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
November 17, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150824/legislation-of-direct-to-consumer-genetic-testing-in-europe-a-fragmented-regulatory-landscape
#18
L Kalokairinou, H C Howard, S Slokenberga, E Fisher, M Flatscher-Thöni, M Hartlev, R van Hellemondt, J Juškevičius, J Kapelenska-Pregowska, P Kováč, L Lovrečić, H Nys, A de Paor, A Phillips, L Prudil, E Rial-Sebbag, C M Romeo Casabona, J Sándor, A Schuster, S Soini, K H Søvig, D Stoffel, T Titma, T Trokanas, P Borry
Despite the increasing availability of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, it is currently unclear how such services are regulated in Europe, due to the lack of EU or national legislation specifically addressing this issue. In this article, we provide an overview of laws that could potentially impact the regulation of DTC genetic testing in 26 European countries, namely Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149839/vitamin-d-parathyroid-hormone-and-metabolic-syndrome-the-pormets-study
#19
Luís Raposo, Sandra Martins, Daniela Ferreira, João Tiago Guimarães, Ana Cristina Santos
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (VitD) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) play important roles in calcium metabolism and skeletal homeostasis. Estimates of the VitD status in several European countries show large variations between them. In addition, no national population-based estimate has been published. VitD and PTH may also play important roles in cardiovascular risk, which has been suggested to be associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and is very prevalent in Portugal. The goal of our study was to evaluate the prevalence of hypovitaminosis D and its determinants as well as PTH serum level determinants and associations of the 25-hydroxyvitamin D and PTH serum levels with MetS and its individual components in a sample of the Portuguese mainland population...
November 17, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148925/degradation-of-chlordecone-and-beta-hexachlorocyclohexane-by-photolysis-photo-fenton-oxidation-and-ozonation
#20
Germán Cruz-González, Carine Julcour, Hélène Chaumat, Valérie Bourdon, Felipe Ramon-Portugal, Sarra Gaspard, Ulises J Jáuregui-Haza, Henri Delmas
Intensive use of chlorinated pesticides from the 1960s to the 1990s has resulted in a diffuse contamination of soils and surface waters in the banana-producing areas of the French West Indies. The purpose of this research was, for the first time, to examine the degradation of two of these persistent pollutants - chlordecone (CLD) and beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (β-HCH) in 1 mg L(-1) synthetic aqueous solutions by means of photolysis, (photo-) Fenton oxidation and ozonation processes. Fenton oxidation is not efficient for CLD and yields less than 15% reduction of β-HCH concentration in 5 h...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
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