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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214952/novel-potential-scaffold-for-periodontal-tissue-engineering
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Raquel Osorio, Camilo Andrés Alfonso-Rodríguez, Estrella Osorio, Antonio L Medina-Castillo, Miguel Alaminos, Manuel Toledano-Osorio, Manuel Toledano
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is characterization of novel calcium and zinc-loaded electrospun matrices to be used for periodontal regeneration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A polymethylmetacrylate-based membrane was calcium or zinc loaded. Matrices were characterized morphologically by atomic force and scanning electron microscopy and mechanically probed by a nanoindenter. Biomimetic calcium phosphate precipitation on polymeric tissues was assessed. Cell viability tests were performed using oral mucosa fibroblasts...
February 18, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213132/surveillance-or-engagement-children-s-conflicts-during-health-maintenance-visits
#2
Sarah Polk, Russell Horwitz, Shaina Longway, Alfonso Bonilla, Kate Fothergill, Marc Karver, Peter Salmon, Lawrence Wissow
OBJECTIVE: School-aged health maintenance visits seek to prevent or intervene early with health issues of life-long importance. Little is known about what children expect to happen in these visits or how they experience them, factors related to their engagement as active collaborators in care. METHODS: Thirty children (53% Latino, 27% African-American and 20% White) age 7-11 years were video recorded during a health maintenance visit and then interviewed while reviewing the videos...
February 14, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213055/electrophysiological-measurements-that-can-explain-and-guide-temporary-accelerated-pacing-to-avert-re-occurrence-of-torsade-de-pointes-arrhythmias-in-the-canine-chronic-atrioventricular-block-model
#3
Sofieke C Wijers, Alexandre Bossu, Albert Dunnink, Jet D M Beekman, Rosanne Varkevisser, Alfonso Aranda Hernández, Mathias Meine, Marc A Vos
BACKGROUND: Pacing at higher rates is known to suppress Torsade de Pointes (TdP) arrhythmias. Nevertheless, exact application and mechanism need further clarification. In the anesthetized, canine, chronic atrioventricular block model, ventricular remodeling is responsible for a high and reproducible incidence of TdP upon a challenge with dofetilide. OBJECTIVE: We used this model to investigate by what mechanism accelerated pacing averts TdP and what repolarization parameter could be used to guide temporary applied accelerated pacing (TAP)...
February 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212476/-cartilage-island-versus-temporalis-fascia-in-high-risk-tympanic-perforation
#4
Carmen Lucía Durán-Padilla, Jaime Martínez-Chávez, Norma Amador-Licona, Texar Alfonso Pereyra-Nobara
BACKGROUND: The tympanoplasty for high-risk tympanic membrane perforation is a challenge. It is necessary to compare the most useful and feasible surgical technics in our environment for these patients. The objective was to compare the cartilage island tympanoplasty for the treatment of high-risk tympanic membrane perforations versus the use of temporalis fascia. METHODS: Randomized controlled clinical trial in 69 patients of ten years or older, diagnosed with high-risk tympanic membrane perforation in a third level hospital...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212295/short-chain-chitin-oligomers-promoters-of-plant-growth
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Alexander J Winkler, Jose Alfonso Dominguez-Nuñez, Inmaculada Aranaz, César Poza-Carrión, Katrina Ramonell, Shauna Somerville, Marta Berrocal-Lobo
Chitin is the second most abundant biopolymer in nature after cellulose, and it forms an integral part of insect exoskeletons, crustacean shells, krill and the cell walls of fungal spores, where it is present as a high-molecular-weight molecule. In this study, we showed that a chitin oligosaccharide of lower molecular weight (tetramer) induced genes in Arabidopsis that are principally related to vegetative growth, development and carbon and nitrogen metabolism. Based on plant responses to this chitin tetramer, a low-molecular-weight chitin mix (CHL) enriched to 92% with dimers (2mer), trimers (3mer) and tetramers (4mer) was produced for potential use in biotechnological processes...
February 15, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212125/functional-endoscopic-surgery-after-facial-trauma
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Marzia Petrocelli, Carolina Sbordone, Giovanni Salzano, Francesco Maria Cassandro, Giuseppe Chiarella, Alfonso Scarpa, Antonio Romano, Giorgio Iaconetta, Luigi Califano, Ettore Cassandro
The present study describes 3 patients of previous facial trauma who have subsequently been treated with functional endoscopic sinus surgery. The authors want pay attention on the possible correlation between facial trauma and sinusitis. Such fractures can be the cause of onset of paranasal sinusitis or of worsening of a previous sinusitis. The correlation between these 2 pathologies could be due to the fact that facial fractures concern the anatomic structures of paranasal sinuses. The damage to these structures during the facial trauma and tissue regeneration after injury or surgical treatment subverts the anatomy and function of the sinuses in a basically compromised situation...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211281/jejunal-metastasis-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
#7
Pamela Estévez Boullosa, Alfonso Martínez Turnes, Roberto Carracedo Iglesias, José Ignacio Rodríguez Prada
A 71-year-old female presented with melena and anemia. She had a past medical history of renal cell carcinoma diagnosed six years earlier and treated with left nephrectomy. Gastroscopy and colonoscopy showed no abnormalities. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the third commonest urological malignancy, and approximately 25-50% of patients develop metastatic disease after surgery of the primary tumor. The most common sites of metastasis involve lung, lymph nodes, liver, bone and adrenal glands.
February 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210451/dental-management-of-patients-taking-novel-oral-anticoagulants-noas-dabigatran
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Adrian Curto, Alberto Albaladejo, Alfonso Alvarado
BACKGROUND: A new group of oral anticoagulants (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban) with clear advantages over classic dicoumarin oral anticoagulants (warfarin and acenocoumarol) has been developed in recent years. Patients being treated with oral anticoagulants are at higher risk for bleeding when undergoing dental treatments. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search was conducted through April 2016 for publications in the ISI Web of Knowledge, PubMed and Cochrane Library using the keywords "dabigatran", "rivaroxaban", "apixaban", "edoxaban", "new oral anticoagulants", "novel oral anticoagulants", "bleeding" and "dental treatment"...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208650/dietary%C3%A2-patterns%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-european%C3%A2-children%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-their%C3%A2-parents%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-association%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-family%C3%A2-food%C3%A2-environment-%C3%A2-results%C3%A2-from%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-i-family%C3%A2-study
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Antje Hebestreit, Timm Intemann, Alfonso Siani, Stefaan De Henauw, Gabriele Eiben, Yiannis A Kourides, Eva Kovacs, Luis A Moreno, Toomas Veidebaum, Vittorio Krogh, Valeria Pala, Leonie H Bogl, Monica Hunsberger, Claudia Börnhorst, Iris Pigeot
The aim of this study was to determine whether an association exists between children's  and  parental  dietary  patterns  (DP),  and  whether  the  number  of  shared  meals  or  soft  drink  availability  during  meals  strengthens  this  association.  In  2013/2014  the  I.Family  study  cross-sectionally assessed the dietary intakes of families from eight European countries using 24-h  dietary recalls. Usual energy and food intakes from six- to 16-year-old children and their parents  were estimated based on the NCI Method...
February 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207825/discovery-of-a-new-family-of-relaxases-in-firmicutes-bacteria
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Gayetri Ramachandran, Andrés Miguel-Arribas, David Abia, Praveen K Singh, Isidro Crespo, César Gago-Córdoba, Jian An Hao, Juan Roman Luque-Ortega, Carlos Alfonso, Ling J Wu, D Roeland Boer, Wilfried J J Meijer
Antibiotic resistance is a serious global problem. Antibiotic resistance genes (ARG), which are widespread in environmental bacteria, can be transferred to pathogenic bacteria via horizontal gene transfer (HGT). Gut microbiomes are especially apt for the emergence and dissemination of ARG. Conjugation is the HGT route that is predominantly responsible for the spread of ARG. Little is known about conjugative elements of Gram-positive bacteria, including those of the phylum Firmicutes, which are abundantly present in gut microbiomes...
February 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206868/mosquito-vector-biology-and-control-in-latin-america-a-26th-symposium
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Lee W Cohnstaedt, Catalina Alfonso-Para, Ildefonso Fernandez-Salas
The 26th Annual Latin American Symposium presented by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was held as part of the 82nd Annual Meeting of the AMCA in Savannah, GA, in February 2016. The principal objective, as for the previous 25 symposia, was to promote participation in the AMCA by vector control specialists, public health workers, and academicians from Latin America. This publication includes summaries of 19 presentations that were given orally in Spanish by participants from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and the USA...
December 2016: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203206/mild-and-short-term-caloric-restriction-prevents-obesity-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-young-zucker-rats-without-changing-in-metabolites-and-fatty-acids-cardiac-profile
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Gema Ruiz-Hurtado, Concha F García-Prieto, Helena Pulido-Olmo, Juan P Velasco-Martín, Palmira Villa-Valverde, María E Fernández-Valle, Lisardo Boscá, María Fernández-Velasco, Javier Regadera, Beatriz Somoza, María S Fernández-Alfonso
Caloric restriction (CR) ameliorates cardiac dysfunction associated with obesity. However, most of the studies have been performed under severe CR (30-65% caloric intake decrease) for several months or even years in aged animals. Here, we investigated whether mild (20% food intake reduction) and short-term (2-weeks) CR prevented the obese cardiomyopathy phenotype and improved the metabolic profile of young (14 weeks of age) genetically obese Zucker fa/fa rats. Heart weight (HW) and HW/tibia length ratio was significantly lower in fa/fa rats after 2 weeks of CR than in counterparts fed ad libitum...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202530/therapeutic-potential-of-bacteria-against-solid-tumors
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Haralampos Hatzikirou, Juan Carlos Lopez Alfonso, Sara Leschner, Siegfried Weiss, Michael Meyer-Hermann
Intentional bacterial infections can produce efficacious anti-tumor responses in mice, rats, dogs and humans. However, low overall success rates and intense side-effects prevent such approaches from being employed clinically. In this work, we titered bacteria and/or the pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-α in a set of established murine models of cancer. To interpret the experiments conducted, we considered and calibrated a tumor-effector cell recruitment model under the influence of functional tumor-associated vasculature...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199093/first-principles-study-of-invo4-under-pressure-phase-transitions-from-crvo4-to-agmno4-type-structure
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Sinhué López-Moreno, Plácida Rodríguez-Hernández, Alfonso Muñoz, Daniel Errandonea
First-principles calculations have been carried out to study the InVO4 compound under pressure. In this work, total energy calculations were performed in order to analyze the structural behavior of the experimentally known polymorphs of InVO4: α-MnMoO4-type (I), CrVO4-type (III), and wolframite (V). In addition, in this paper we present our results about the stability of this compound beyond the pressures reached by experiments. We propose some new high-pressure phases on the basis of the study of 13 possible candidates...
February 15, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197601/active-droplet-sorting-in-microfluidics-a-review
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REVIEW
Heng-Dong Xi, Hao Zheng, Wei Guo, Alfonso M Gañán-Calvo, Ye Ai, Chia-Wen Tsao, Jun Zhou, Weihua Li, Yanyi Huang, Nam-Trung Nguyen, Say Hwa Tan
The ability to manipulate and sort droplets is a fundamental issue in droplet-based microfluidics. Various lab-on-a-chip applications can only be realized if droplets are systematically categorized and sorted. These micron-sized droplets act as ideal reactors which compartmentalize different biological and chemical reagents. Array processing of these droplets hinges on the competence of the sorting and integration into the fluidic system. Recent technological advances only allow droplets to be actively sorted at the rate of kilohertz or less...
February 15, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197281/prediction-of-symptomatic-embolism-in-filipinos-with-infective-endocarditis-using-the-embolic-risk-french-calculator
#16
Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Maria Teresa B Abola, Maria Margarita O Balabagno, Lauro L Abrahan, Jose Donato A Magno, Paul Ferdinand M Reganit, Felix Eduardo R Punzalan
BACKGROUND: Cardioembolic events are life-threatening complications of infective endocarditis (IE). The embolic risk French calculator estimates the embolic risk in IE computed on admission. Variables in this tool include age, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, prior embolism, vegetation length, and Staphylococcus aureus on culture. A computed risk of > 7% was considered high in the development of this tool. Knowledge of this risk applied in our local setting is important to guide clinicians in preventing such catastrophic complications...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197170/glutathionylation-of-pea-chloroplast-2-cys-prx-and-mitochondrial-prx-iif-affects-their-structure-and-peroxidase-activity-and-sulfiredoxin-deglutathionylates-only-the-2-cys-prx
#17
Aingeru Calderón, Alfonso Lázaro-Payo, Iván Iglesias-Baena, Daymi Camejo, Juan J Lázaro, Francisca Sevilla, Ana Jiménez
Together with thioredoxins (Trxs), plant peroxiredoxins (Prxs), and sulfiredoxins (Srxs) are involved in antioxidant defense and redox signaling, while their regulation by post-translational modifications (PTMs) is increasingly regarded as a key component for the transduction of the bioactivity of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. Among these PTMs, S-glutathionylation is considered a protective mechanism against overoxidation, it also modulates protein activity and allows signaling. This study explores the glutathionylation of recombinant chloroplastic 2-Cys Prx and mitochondrial Prx IIF from Pisum sativum...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196225/blood-vessel-basement-membrane-alterations-in-human-retinal-microaneurysms-during-aging
#18
Mariana López-Luppo, Victor Nacher, David Ramos, Joana Catita, Marc Navarro, Ana Carretero, Alfonso Rodriguez-Baeza, Luísa Mendes-Jorge, Jesús Ruberte
Purpose: Microaneurysms, considered a hallmark of retinal vascular disease, are present in aged retinas. Here, the basement membrane of human retinal microaneurysms has been analyzed during aging. Methods: Retinas were obtained from 17 nondiabetic donors. Whole mount retinas and paraffin sections were marked immunohistochemically with antibodies against the main components of the blood basement membrane. Trypsin digestion and transmission electron microscopy also were performed...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196068/comparison-of-outcomes-following-a-cytological-or-histological-diagnosis-of-malignant-mesothelioma
#19
Sanjeevan Muruganandan, Helman Alfonso, Peter Franklin, Keith Shilkin, Amanda Segal, Nola Olsen, Alison Reid, Nick de Klerk, Aw Bill Musk, Fraser Brims
BACKGROUND: Survival with the epithelioid subtype of malignant mesothelioma (MM) is longer than the biphasic or sarcomatoid subtypes. There is concern that cytology-diagnosed epithelioid MM may underdiagnose the biphasic subtype. This study examines survival differences between patients with epithelioid MM diagnosed by cytology only and other subtypes diagnosed by histology. METHODS: Demographics, diagnosis method, MM subtype and survival were extracted from the Western Australia (WA) Mesothelioma Registry, which records details of all MM cases occurring in WA...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194376/one-year-mortality-of-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture-surgically-treated-at-a-hospital-in-southern-brazil
#20
Marcelo Teodoro Ezequiel Guerra, Roberto Deves Viana, Liégenes Feil, Eduardo Terra Feron, Jonathan Maboni, Alfonso Soria-Galvarro Vargas
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the mortality rate at one-year follow-up of patients with hip fracture who underwent surgery at the university hospital of this institution. METHOD: The authors reviewed 213 medical records of hospitalized patients aged 65 years or older, following to the order they were admitted to the orthopedics and traumatology service from January 2012 to August 2013. RESULTS: One-year mortality rate was 23.6%. Mortality was higher among women, with a 3:1 ratio...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
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