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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161485/aedes-albopictus-skuse-1894-infected-with-the-american-asian-genotype-of-dengue-type-2-virus-in-medell%C3%A3-n-suggests-its-possible-role-as-vector-of-dengue-fever-in-colombia
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Andrés Gómez-Palacio, Juan Suaza-Vasco, Sandra Castaño, Omar Triana, Sandra Uribe
INTRODUCTION: Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus are recognized vectors of dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika arboviruses in several countries worldwide. In Colombia, Ae. albopictus geographical distribution has increased to include highly populated cities such as Cali and Medellín. Although this species has been frequently found in urban and semi-urban zones in the country, its role as vector of the dengue fever is poorly known. OBJECTIVE: To identify the presence of Ae...
March 29, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158008/the-heart-team-approach-to-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-what-has-been-done-and-what-is-to-be-expected
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Gustavo Pires-Morais, Vasco Gama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146482/impaired-left-atrial-strain-as-a-predictor-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-aortic-valve-replacement-independently-of-left-atrial-size
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Guilherme Pessoa-Amorim, Jennifer Mancio, Luís Vouga, José Ribeiro, Vasco Gama, Nuno Bettencourt, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Left atrial dysfunction in aortic stenosis may precede atrial enlargement and predict the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). To test this hypothesis, we assessed left atrial function and determined its impact on the incidence of AF after aortic valve replacement. METHODS: A total of 149 severe aortic stenosis patients (74±8.6 years, 51% men) with no prior AF were assessed using speckle-tracking echocardiography. Left atrial function was evaluated using peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS), peak atrial contraction strain (PACS), and phasic left atrial volumes...
November 13, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136844/physicochemical-characterization-of-lavandula-spp-honey-with-ft-raman-spectroscopy
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Ofélia Anjos, António J A Santos, Vasco Paixão, Letícia M Estevinho
This study aimed to evaluate the potential of FT-Raman spectroscopy in the prediction of the chemical composition of Lavandula spp. monofloral honey. Partial Least Squares (PLS) regression models were performed for the quantitative estimation and the results were correlated with those obtained using reference methods. Good calibration models were obtained for electrical conductivity, ash, total acidity, pH, reducing sugars, hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), proline, diastase index, apparent sucrose, total flavonoids content and total phenol content...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131988/treatment-adoption-and-relative-effectiveness-of-aromatase-inhibitors-compared-to-tamoxifen-in-early-breast-cancer-a-multi-institutional-observational-study
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Arlindo R Ferreira, Ana Palha, Lurdes Correia, Pedro Filipe, Vasco Rodrigues, Ana Miranda, Rosário André, João Fernandes, Joaquim Gouveia, José L Passos-Coelho, António Moreira, Margarida Brito, Joana Ribeiro, Otto Metzger-Filho, Nancy U Lin, Luís Costa, Inês Vaz-Luis
BACKGROUND: Since 2005, aromatase inhibitors (AIs) have been the adjuvant treatment of choice for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer (BC). In this study we characterize the adoption of AIs in Portugal, variables associated with treatment administration, and compare its effectiveness (either in monotherapy or sequential therapy) to tamoxifen monotherapy (TAM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study that included postmenopausal women with stage I-III hormone receptor (HR) positive BC diagnosed from 2006 to 2008 and treated with adjuvant endocrine therapy in four participating institutions...
November 10, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126972/initial-experience-in-the-iberian-peninsula-with-the-transfemoral-acurate-neo-tf-transcatheter-aortic-prosthesis-procedure-and-outcomes
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Diego López-Otero, João Gonçalves Almeida, Luis Nombela Franco, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Vasco Gama Ribeiro, Ramiro Trillo-Nouche
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126895/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-circulatory-and-respiratory-failure-a-single-center-experience
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Marisa Passos Silva, Daniel Caeiro, Paula Fernandes, Cláudio Guerreiro, Eduardo Vilela, Marta Ponte, Adelaide Dias, Fernando Alves, Jorge Morais, Andreza Mello, Lino Santos, Paula Castelões, Vasco Gama
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides mechanical pulmonary and circulatory support for patients with shock refractory to conventional medical therapy. In this study we aim to describe the indications, clinical characteristics, complications and mortality associated with use of ECMO in a single tertiary hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational cohort study of all patients supported with ECMO in two different intensive care units (general and cardiac), from the first patient cannulated in April 2011 up to October 2016...
November 7, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110047/hip-shape-is-symmetric-non-dependent-on-limb-dominance-and-gender-specific-implications-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-a-3d-ct-analysis-in-asymptomatic-subjects
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Vasco V Mascarenhas, Paulo Rego, Pedro Dantas, Miguel Castro, Lennart Jans, Rui M Marques, Nélia Gouveia, Francisco Soldado, Olufemi R Ayeni, José G Consciência
OBJECTIVE: To determine the reference intervals (RefInt) of the quantitative morphometric parameters of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in asymptomatic hips with computed tomography (CT) and determine their dependence on age, side, limb dominance and sex. METHODS: We prospectively included 590 patients and evaluated 1111 hips with semi-automated CT analysis. We calculated overall, side- and sex-specific parameters for imaging signs of cam [omega and alpha angle (α°)] and pincer-type morphology [acetabular version (ACvers), lateral centre-edge angle (LCEA) and cranio-caudal coverage]...
November 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105953/comparison-of-self-expanding-and-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-aortic-valves-morphology-and-association-with-paravalvular-regurgitation-evaluation-using-multidetector-computed-tomography
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João G Almeida, Sara M Ferreira, Paulo Fonseca, Tiago Dias, Cláudio Guerreiro, Ana Barbosa, Pedro Teixeira, Mónica Carvalho, Wilson Ferreira, Nuno D Ferreira, Pedro Braga, José Ribeiro, Vasco G Ribeiro
OBJECTIVES: Compare final morphology of self-expanding and balloon-expandable prosthesis and association with paravalvular regurgitation (PVR). BACKGROUND: PVR after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) remains a frequent complication. A better understanding of the prosthesis geometry may be important to improve selection of the best device for each case and possibly reduce the rates of PVR. METHODS: Retrospective study including patients consecutively submitted to transcatheter aortic valve replacement: August/2007-October/2016...
November 6, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096624/blue-light-filtering-alters-angiogenic-signaling-in-human-retinal-pigmented-epithelial-cells-culture-model
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Natalia Vila, Aya Siblini, Evangelina Esposito, Vasco Bravo-Filho, Pablo Zoroquiain, Sultan Aldrees, Patrick Logan, Lluis Arias, Miguel N Burnier
BACKGROUND: Light exposure and more specifically the spectrum of blue light contribute to the oxidative stress in Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The purpose of the study was to establish whether blue light filtering could modify proangiogenic signaling produced by retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells under different conditions simulating risk factors for AMD. METHODS: Three experiments were carried out in order to expose ARPE-19 cells to white light for 48 h with and without blue light-blocking filters (BLF) in different conditions...
November 2, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090643/identification-through-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-profiling-of-bacterial-pathogens-isolated-from-sow-urinary-tract-infection
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Luisa Z Moreno, Carlos E C Matajira, Andre P Poor, Renan E Mesquita, Vasco T M Gomes, Ana Paula S Silva, Cristina R Amigo, Ana Paula G Christ, Mikaela R F Barbosa, Maria Inês Z Sato, Andrea M Moreno
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common disease in sows due to intensification of pig production. Despite direct economic losses, UTI prevalence and respective microbial identification are still poorly studied. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to identify the causative agents of UTI in sows through MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and to characterize their respective antimicrobial resistance profiles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urine samples from 300 sows of three swine herds from São Paulo State (Brazil) were screened for UTI; suggestive samples were submitted to bacterial isolation...
November 1, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077290/-effectiveness-of-a-home-hospitalization-program-for-patients-with-urinary-tract-infection-after-discharge-from-an-emergency-department
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María Soledad Gallardo, Ane Antón, Esther Pulido Herrero, Miren Itziar Larruscain, Rocío Guinea Suárez, Susana García Gutiérrez, Julio César Sandoval Negral
OBJECTIVES: To compare outcomes of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in patients referred to a home hospitalization program or admitted to a conventional ward after initial management in the emergency department. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective, quasi-experimental study of patients with UTIs attended in 3 hospital emergency departments in the public health system of the Basque Country, Spain, between January 2012 and June 2013. Patients were assigned to 2 groups according to site of treatment (home or hospital ward) after discharge from the emergency department...
October 2017: Emergencias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075334/association-of-body-mass-index-and-visceral-fat-with-aortic-valve-calcification-and-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-the-obesity-paradox-in-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Jennifer Mancio, Paulo Fonseca, Bruno Figueiredo, Wilson Ferreira, Monica Carvalho, Nuno Ferreira, Pedro Braga, Alberto Rodrigues, Antonio Barros, Ines Falcao-Pires, Adelino Leite-Moreira, Vasco Gama Ribeiro, Nuno Bettencourt
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed that metabolic syndrome is associated with aortic valve calcification (AVC) and poor outcomes in aortic stenosis (AS). However, if these associations change and how body fat impacts the prognosis of patients in late stage of the disease have been not yet explored. AIMS: To determine the association of body mass index (BMI) and visceral fat with AVC and mortality after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: This was a prospective cohort of 170 severe AS patients referred to TAVR...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075239/insight-of-genus-corynebacterium-ascertaining-the-role-of-pathogenic-and-non-pathogenic-species
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REVIEW
Alberto Oliveira, Leticia C Oliveira, Flavia Aburjaile, Leandro Benevides, Sandeep Tiwari, Syed B Jamal, Arthur Silva, Henrique C P Figueiredo, Preetam Ghosh, Ricardo W Portela, Vasco A De Carvalho Azevedo, Alice R Wattam
This review gathers recent information about genomic and transcriptomic studies in the Corynebacterium genus, exploring, for example, prediction of pathogenicity islands and stress response in different pathogenic and non-pathogenic species. In addition, is described several phylogeny studies to Corynebacterium, exploring since the identification of species until biological speciation in one species belonging to the genus Corynebacterium. Important concepts associated with virulence highlighting the role of Pld protein and Tox gene...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067003/two-component-signal-transduction-systems-of-pathogenic-bacteria-as-targets-for-antimicrobial-therapy-an-overview
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REVIEW
Sandeep Tiwari, Syed B Jamal, Syed S Hassan, Paulo V S D Carvalho, Sintia Almeida, Debmalya Barh, Preetam Ghosh, Artur Silva, Thiago L P Castro, Vasco Azevedo
The bacterial communities in a wide range of environmental niches sense and respond to numerous external stimuli for their survival. Primarily, a source they require to follow up this communication is the two-component signal transduction system (TCS), which typically comprises a sensor Histidine kinase for receiving external input signals and a response regulator that conveys a proper change in the bacterial cell physiology. For numerous reasons, TCSs have ascended as convincing targets for antibacterial drug design...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065909/right-drug-right-patient-right-time-aspiration-or-future-promise-for-biologics-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Vasco C Romão, Edward M Vital, João Eurico Fonseca, Maya H Buch
Individualising biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) to maximise outcomes and deliver safe and cost-effective care is a key goal in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Investigation to identify predictive tools of bDMARD response is a highly active and prolific area of research. In addition to clinical phenotyping, cellular and molecular characterisation of synovial tissue and blood in patients with RA, using different technologies, can facilitate predictive testing. This narrative review will summarise the literature for the available bDMARD classes and focus on where progress has been made...
October 24, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061164/moroccan-strains-of-leishmania-major-and-leishmania-tropica-differentially-impact-on-nitric-oxide-production-by-macrophages
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Hasnaa Maksouri, Pham My-Chan Dang, Vasco Rodrigues, Jérôme Estaquier, Myriam Riyad, Khadija Akarid
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a vector-borne parasitic disease caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania. In Morocco, CL is a public health problem mainly caused by Leishmania major and Leishmania tropica, which are responsible for zoonotic and anthroponotic CL, respectively. Macrophages are the primary cells infected by Leishmania parasites and their capacity to produce nitric oxide (NO) is of critical importance for parasite elimination. To our knowledge, the role of NO on autochthonous infections has never been investigated before...
October 23, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057804/nrf2-inducers-counteract-neurodegeneration-in-frataxin-silenced-motor-neurons-disclosing-new-therapeutic-targets-for-friedreich-s-ataxia
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Sara Petrillo, Emanuela Piermarini, Anna Pastore, Gessica Vasco, Tommaso Schirinzi, Rosalba Carrozzo, Enrico Bertini, Fiorella Piemonte
Oxidative stress is actively involved in Friedreich's Ataxia (FA), thus pharmacological targeting of the antioxidant machinery may have therapeutic value. Here, we analyzed the relevance of the antioxidant phase II response mediated by the transcription factor Nrf2 on frataxin-deficient cultured motor neurons and on fibroblasts of patients. The in vitro treatment of the potent Nrf2 activator sulforaphane increased Nrf2 protein levels and led to the upregulation of phase II antioxidant enzymes. The neuroprotective effects were accompanied by an increase in neurites' number and extension...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049350/an-integrative-in-silico-approach-for-therapeutic-target-identification-in-the-human-pathogen-corynebacterium-diphtheriae
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Syed Babar Jamal, Syed Shah Hassan, Sandeep Tiwari, Marcus V Viana, Leandro de Jesus Benevides, Asad Ullah, Adrián G Turjanski, Debmalya Barh, Preetam Ghosh, Daniela Arruda Costa, Artur Silva, Richard Röttger, Jan Baumbach, Vasco A C Azevedo
Corynebacterium diphtheriae (Cd) is a Gram-positive human pathogen responsible for diphtheria infection and once regarded for high mortalities worldwide. The fatality gradually decreased with improved living standards and further alleviated when many immunization programs were introduced. However, numerous drug-resistant strains emerged recently that consequently decreased the efficacy of current therapeutics and vaccines, thereby obliging the scientific community to start investigating new therapeutic targets in pathogenic microorganisms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030384/follow-up-brain-imaging-of-37-children-with-congenital-zika-syndrome-case-series-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Natacha Calheiros de Lima Petribu, Maria de Fatima Vasco Aragao, Vanessa van der Linden, Paul Parizel, Patricia Jungmann, Luziany Araújo, Marília Abath, Andrezza Fernandes, Alessandra Brainer-Lima, Arthur Holanda, Roberto Mello, Camila Sarteschi, Maria do Carmo Menezes Bezerra Duarte
Objective To compare initial brain computed tomography (CT) scans with follow-up CT scans at one year in children with congenital Zika syndrome, focusing on cerebral calcifications.Design Case series study.Setting Barão de Lucena Hospital, Pernambuco state, Brazil.Participants 37 children with probable or confirmed congenital Zika syndrome during the microcephaly outbreak in 2015 who underwent brain CT shortly after birth and at one year follow-up.Main outcome measure Differences in cerebral calcification patterns between initial and follow-up scans...
October 13, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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