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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211826/axial-rigidity-is-related-to-the-risk-of-falls-in%C3%A2-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Roberto Cano-de-la-Cuerda, Lydia Vela-Desojo, Juan Carlos Miangolarra-Page, Yolanda Macías-Maías
BACKGROUND: Rigidity is a cardinal symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD) and is often clinically assessed by passively flexing and extending a patient's limb. Objective measurements had been employed to examine rigidity in PD subjects, including wrist, elbow or knee. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between an objective measurement of trunk rigidity and risk of falls in patients with mild to moderate PD. METHODS: An isokinetic dynamometer Biodex System 3 was employed to assess trunk rigidity in 36 patients with mild to moderate PD at a University Department in a cross-sectional study...
February 13, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202080/mentholation-affects-the-cigarette-microbiota-by-selecting-for-bacteria-resistant-to-harsh-environmental-conditions-and-selecting-against-potential-bacterial-pathogens
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Jessica Chopyk, Suhana Chattopadhyay, Prachi Kulkarni, Emma Claye, Kelsey R Babik, Molly C Reid, Eoghan M Smyth, Lauren E Hittle, Joseph N Paulson, Raul Cruz-Cano, Mihai Pop, Stephanie S Buehler, Pamela I Clark, Amy R Sapkota, Emmanuel F Mongodin
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data regarding the microbial constituents of tobacco products and their impacts on public health. Moreover, there has been no comparative characterization performed on the bacterial microbiota associated with the addition of menthol, an additive that has been used by tobacco manufacturers for nearly a century. To address this knowledge gap, we conducted bacterial community profiling on tobacco from user- and custom-mentholated/non-mentholated cigarette pairs, as well as a commercially-mentholated product...
February 15, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195972/individual-and-combined-influence-of-ace-and-actn3-genes-on-muscle-phenotypes-in-polish-athletes
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Joanna Orysiak, Joanna Mazur-Różycka, Krzysztof Busko, Jan Gajewski, Beata Szczepanska, Jadwiga Malczewska-Lenczowska
The aim of this study was to examine the association between ACE and ACTN3 genes, independently or in combination, and muscle strength and power in male and female athletes. The study involved 398 young male (n=266) and female (n=132) athletes representing various sport disciplines (ice hockey, canoeing, swimming, volleyball). All were Caucasians. The following measurements were taken: height of jump and mechanical power in countermovement jump (CMJ) and spike jump (SPJ), and muscle strength of 10 muscle groups (flexors and extensors of the elbow, shoulder, hip, knee and trunk)...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193404/influence-of-orange-cultivar-and-mandarin-postharvest-storage-on-polyphenols-ascorbic-acid-and-antioxidant-activity-during-gastrointestinal-digestion
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Begoña De Ancos, Antonio Cilla, Reyes Barberá, Concepción Sánchez-Moreno, M Pilar Cano
Polyphenols, ascorbic acid content and antioxidant activity of two sweet oranges (Navel-N and Cara Cara-CC) and mandarin (Clementine-M) as well as their bioaccessibilities were evaluated in pulps and compared to those in fresh juice. Thus, pulps of oranges and mandarins displayed higher hesperidin (HES), narirutin (NAR), total flavonoids (TF), total phenols (TP) and antioxidant activity (AAC) than their corresponding juices. Also, CC products presented higher bioactive compounds content than N ones. Bioaccessibility of bioactive compounds and AAC were higher in pulps of both oranges and mandarin than in their corresponding juices...
June 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188014/-public-health-surveillance-a-pressing-need
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Isabel Noguer, Juan Pablo Alonso, José M Arteagoitia, Jenaro Astray, Rosa Cano, Jesús de Pedro, Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Xurxo Hervada, Mario Margolles, Antonio Nicolau, Domingo Núñez, Marina Pollán, Julián Mauro Ramos, M José Sierra, Hermelinda Vanoclocha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185997/rationale-and-design-of-asteroid-2-a-randomized-placebo-and-active-comparator-controlled-study-to-assess-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-vilaprisan-in-patients-with-uterine-fibroids
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Christian Seitz, Žana Bumbuliene, Ana Rosa Costa, Oskari Heikinheimo, Andrea Heweker, Robert Hudeček, Yves Jacquemyn, Gian Benedetto Melis, Pooja Parashar, Tomasz Rechberger, Antonio Cano Sánchez, Bart Van Aken, János Zatik, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson
BACKGROUND: Uterine fibroids (UFs) may be treated with progesterone receptor modulators (PRMs), which have been shown to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and the size of UFs. To date, one PRM (ulipristal acetate) has received regulatory approval for the treatment of UFs; therapy comprises intermittent treatment courses of up to 3months each, followed by a break to allow two menstruations to occur. We report the design of ASTEROID (Assess Safety and efficacy of vilaprisan in patients with uTERine fibrOIDs) 2, a phase 2 study examining the efficacy and safety of a novel PRM, vilaprisan, in women with UFs...
February 6, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185741/clearance-of-tritrichomonas-foetus-in-experimentally-infected-heifers-protected-with-vaccines-based-on-killed-t-foetus-with-different-adjuvants
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Lumila I Fuchs, Marcelo C Fort, Dora Cano, Carina M Bonetti, Hugo D Giménez, Pablo M Vázquez, Diana Bacigalupe, Javier D Breccia, Carlos M Campero, Jorge A Oyhenart
Tritrichomonas foetus is a flagellated protozoan that causes a sexually transmitted disease in cattle. Trichomonosis is characterized by early abortions, subfertility and a significant decrease in productivity. Vaccine preparations containing whole T. foetus can reduce the time of residence of the pathogen in the host cervix after experimental infection. Here, T. foetus vaccines prepared with different adjuvants were tested, in parallel with a commercial vaccine, for their efficacy to clear the infection. The median time for clearance of infection was 69days in non-immunized animals, 55days in animals treated with aluminum hydroxide, 41days with oil-in-water or saponin based vaccines or with a commercial vaccine and 27days in animals treated with saponin plus aluminum hydroxide...
February 6, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185567/from-comorbidities-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-to-identification-of-shared-molecular-mechanisms-by-data-integration
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David Gomez-Cabrero, Jörg Menche, Claudia Vargas, Isaac Cano, Dieter Maier, Albert-László Barabási, Jesper Tegnér, Josep Roca
BACKGROUND: Deep mining of healthcare data has provided maps of comorbidity relationships between diseases. In parallel, integrative multi-omics investigations have generated high-resolution molecular maps of putative relevance for understanding disease initiation and progression. Yet, it is unclear how to advance an observation of comorbidity relations (one disease to others) to a molecular understanding of the driver processes and associated biomarkers. RESULTS: Since Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) has emerged as a central hub in temporal comorbidity networks, we developed a systematic integrative data-driven framework to identify shared disease-associated genes and pathways, as a proxy for the underlying generative mechanisms inducing comorbidity...
November 22, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183817/comparison-between-the-phase-angle-and-phase-shift-parameters-to-assess-thoracoabdominal-asynchrony-in-copd-patients
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Desiderio Cano Porras, Adriana C Lunardi, Cibele C B Marques da Silva, Denise M Paisani, Rafael Stelmach, Henrique Takachi Moriya, Celso R F Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Determining the presence of thoracoabdominal asynchrony in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients is clinically relevant, but there is no consensus on the optimal parameters for performing this analysis. METHODS: We assessed 22 COPD patients (FEV1 40±10% predicted) and 13 healthy controls during rest and exercise with optoelectronic plethysmography (70% maximum workload) on a cycle ergometer. Thoracoabdominal asynchrony was calculated by using phase angle and phase shift parameters following a three-compartment model involving the upper and lower ribcages and abdomen...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183699/intermittent-haematuria-and-left-flank-pain
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Miguel Angel Arrabal-Polo, Maria Del Carmen Cano-Garcia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179614/genotyping-of-six-clopidogrel-metabolizing-enzyme-polymorphisms-has-a-minor-role-in-the-assessment-of-platelet-reactivity-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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María Henar García-Lagunar, Luciano Consuegra-Sánchez, Pablo Conesa-Zamora, Javier Ruiz-Cosano, Federico Soria-Arcos, Luis García de Guadiana, Pedro Cano Vivar, Juan Antonio Castillo-Moreno, Antonio Melgarejo-Moreno
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the contribution of six polymorphisms to the platelet reactivity in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) treated with clopidogrel. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 278 consecutive patients with ACS. Detailed clinical information for each patient was collected and genotypes (CYP2C9*2, CYP2C9*3, CYP2C19*2, CYP2C19*17, CYP3A4*1B, and PON1-Q192R) were evaluated with TaqMan® and KASPar® assays. Platelet reactivity was measured with VerifyNow®...
February 1, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179024/impact-of-single-annual-treatment-and-four-monthly-treatment-for-hookworm-and-ascaris-lumbricoides-and-factors-associated-with-residual-infection-among-kenyan-school-children
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Stella Kepha, Charles S Mwandawiro, Roy M Anderson, Rachel L Pullan, Fred Nuwaha, Jorge Cano, Sammy M Njenga, Maurice R Odiere, Elizabeth Allen, Simon J Brooker, Birgit Nikolay
BACKGROUND: School-based deworming is widely implemented in various countries to reduce the burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), however, the frequency of drug administration varies in different settings. In this study, we compared the impact of a single annual treatment and 4-monthly treatment over a follow-up among Kenyan school children, and investigated the factors associated with residual infection. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data from a randomized trial investigating whether deworming for STHs alters risk of acquiring malaria...
February 9, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173078/centromeric-satellite-dna-in-flatfish-order-pleuronectiformes-and-its-relation-to-speciation-processes
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Francisca Robles Rodríguez, Roberto de la Herrán, Rafael Navajas-Pérez, Belén Cano-Roldán, Pedro Juan Sola-Campoy, Jerson Alexander García-Zea, Carmelo Ruiz Rejón
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173016/n822-non-programmed-assistance-of-ibd-patients-in-our-institution-ratios-of-activity-and-effectiveness-of-ibd-nurse-role
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N Cano Sanz, M Sierra, P Suarez, M J F Gundín
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172921/p436-secondary-loss-of-response-to-anti-tnf-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-utility-in-clinical-practice
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M Jimenez, M Sierra-Ausin, N Cano, P Suarez, M Fernandez-Gundin, M Saez-Villafañe, L Monteserin, G Molina, N Reyes, D Viso, F Jorquera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170003/brain-volumetric-and-metabolic-correlates-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-for-treatment-resistant-depression-a-longitudinal-neuroimaging-study
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M Cano, I Martínez-Zalacaín, Á Bernabéu-Sanz, O Contreras-Rodríguez, R Hernández-Ribas, E Via, A de Arriba-Arnau, V Gálvez, M Urretavizcaya, J Pujol, J M Menchón, N Cardoner, C Soriano-Mas
Recent research suggests that neuroplastic and neuroinflammatory changes may account for the mode of action of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), although extant data do not allow for a clear disambiguation between these two hypotheses. Multimodal neuroimaging approaches (for example, combining structural and metabolic information) may help in clarifying this issue. Here we aimed to assess longitudinal changes in (i) regional gray matter (GM) volumes and (ii) hippocampal metabolite concentrations throughout an acute course of bitemporal ECT, as well as (iii) to determine the association between imaging changes and clinical improvement...
February 7, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169973/fecal-calprotectin-and-eosinophil-derived-neurotoxin-in-healthy-children-between-0-12-years
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María Roca, Ana Rodriguez Varela, Ester Donat, Francisco Cano, David Hervas, Ana Armisen, Maria Jose Vaya, Anders Sjölander, Carmen Ribes-Koninckx
OBJECTIVES: In young children, the use of fecal calprotectin (fCP) as a biomarker is limited because reference values have not been widely accepted up to now. Moreover, reference values for fecal eosinophil-derived neurotoxin (fEDN) in children have not been established. The aim of this study was to investigate fCP and fEDN levels in young healthy children in order to establish reference values. METHODS: Stool samples were obtained from healthy children aged 0 to 12 years...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167160/comparative-study-of-the-cytotoxicity-and-genotoxicity-of-kaurenoic-acid-and-its-semi-synthetic-derivatives-methoxy-kaurenoic-acid-and-kaurenol-in-cho-k1-cells
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Bruno Limonti Cano Luiz, Monique Rodrigues Moreira, Mirian Oliveira Goulart, Natália Dos Santos Gonçalves, Rodrigo Cassio Sola Veneziani, Jairo Kenupp Bastos, Sérgio Ricardo Ambrósio, Raquel Alves Dos Santos
The diterpene kaurenoic acid (KA) has vasorelaxant, antimicrobial, anti-tumoural and anti-leishmanial effects. Semi-synthetic derivatives were obtained to achieve more satisfactory responses. The assessment of genotoxicity is part of the toxicological evaluation of therapeutic compound candidates. The present study investigated the cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of KA and its semi-synthetic derivatives methoxy kaurenoic acid (MKA) and kaurenol (KRN) using the CHO-K1 cell line. The cytotoxicity evaluation demonstrated that treatments with 200 and 400 μM KA reduced cellular proliferation to 36...
February 3, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166850/a-fermented-milk-concentrate-and-a-combination-of-short-chain-galacto-oligosaccharides-long-chain-fructo-oligosaccharides-pectin-derived-acidic-oligosaccharides-protect-suckling-rats-from-rotavirus-gastroenteritis
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Mar Rigo-Adrover, Teresa Pérez-Berezo, Sara Ramos-Romero, Kees van Limpt, Karen Knipping, Johan Garssen, Jan Knol, Àngels Franch, Margarida Castell, Francisco J Pérez-Cano
Human milk contains bioactive compounds that confer a protective role against gastrointestinal infections. In order to find supplements for an infant formula able to mimic these benefits of breast-feeding, two different concepts were tested. The products consisted of the following: (1) a Bifidobacterium breve- and Streptococcus thermophilus-fermented formula and (2) a combination of short-chain galacto-oligosaccharides/long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides with pectin-derived acidic oligosaccharides. A rotavirus infection suckling rat model was used to evaluate improvements in the infectious process and in the immune response of supplemented animals...
February 7, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165593/short-femoral-stem-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-stable-fixation-and-low-complication-rates-in-elderly-patients
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Jaime J Morales de Cano, Christian Gordo, Jordi Canosa Areste
BACKGROUND: We present the result of our experience in using a short femoral stem in elderly patients (>70 years of age) compared to patients younger than 70 years. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected on 138 patients who underwent 148 primary total hip arthroplasty (THA), with a conservative short stem between November 2010 and June 2014. The cohort was divided into 2 groups: the study group (group 1) comprised 57 patients (60 THA) over 70 years of age at the time of surgery, with a mean age of 75...
January 31, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
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