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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437554/molecular-identification-of-cetaceans-from-the-west-atlantic-using-the-e3-i5-region-of-coi
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L H O Falcão, A S Campos, J E P Freitas, M A A Furtado-Neto, V V Faria
Molecular identification is very useful in cases where morphology-based species identification is not possible. Examples for its application in cetaceans include the identification of carcasses of stranded animals in advanced state of decomposition and body parts that are illegally traded. One DNA region that is often used for molecular identification is the Folmer region of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) (locus 48 to 705 bp). This locus has been used for the identification of several animal species, including whales and dolphins...
April 20, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432641/dentatorubro-pallidoluysian-atrophy-drpla-among-700-families-with-ataxia-in-brazil
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Pedro Braga-Neto, José Luiz Pedroso, Gabriel Vasata Furtado, Tailise Conte Gheno, Maria Luiza Saraiva-Pereira, Laura Bannach Jardim, Orlando G P Barsottini
Dentatorubro-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA) is a spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) very rare in non-Asian populations. To date, DRPLA was undetected in the general Brazilian population. Adult-onset ataxic patients have been recruited from several Brazilian neurology and neurogenetics centers. CAG lengths at SCA1, SCA2, SCA3/MJD, SCA6, SCA7, SCA12, SCA17 and DRPLA associated genes, and ATTCT expansions at SCA10 gene were studied. A single DRPLA case detected is reported. Proband was a 69-year-old Brazilian woman of mixed ancestry, with a late-onset pure ataxia: her alleles at the associated gene, ATN1, presented 14/52 CAG repeats...
April 21, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431211/oxyuricassis-coronatus-n-gen-n-sp-and-o-hexaspinatus-n-sp-oxyurida-pharyngodonidae-parasites-of-lasiancistrus-saetiger-siluriformes-loricariidae-in-freshwater-rivers-of-the-brazilian-amazon
#3
Allan Rodrigo Oliveira Rodrigues, Jeannie Nascimentodos Santos, Adriano Penha Furtado, Francisco Tiago Vasconcelos Melo
A new nematode genus is described from intestines of Lasiancistrus saetiger Ambruster from freshwater rivers in the Brazilian Amazon. Oxyuricassis n. gen. is characterized by, a cephalic hood, buccal cavity small , long oesophagus with a well-developed isthmus and a conical tail with spines. Two new species are described: O. coronatus n. sp. is characterized by the absence of lateral alae, a conical tail with truncated extremity with sclerotized projections spine-like around the tail tip, male of O. coronatus has a caudal alae sucker-like...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426680/echocardiographic-findings-in-infants-with-presumed-congenital-zika-syndrome-retrospective-case-series-study
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Danielle Di Cavalcanti, Lucas V Alves, Geraldo J Furtado, Cleusa C Santos, Fabiana G Feitosa, Maria C Ribeiro, Paulo Menge, Izabelle M Lira, Joao G Alves
OBJECTIVE: To report the echocardiographic evaluation of 103 infants with presumed congenital Zika syndrome. METHODS: An observational retrospective study was performed at Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP), Recife, Brazil. 103 infants with presumed congenital Zika syndrome. All infants had microcephaly and head computed tomography findings compatible with congenital Zika syndrome. Zika IgM antibody was detected in cerebrospinal fluid samples of 23 infants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423121/telomere-length-analysis-in-monoclonal-b-cell-lymphocytosis-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-binet-a
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F M Furtado, P S Scheucher, B A Santana, N F Scatena, R T Calado, E M Rego, D M Matos, R P Falcão
Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL) is an asymptomatic clinical entity characterized by the proliferation of monoclonal B cells not meeting the diagnosis criteria for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). MBL may precede the development of CLL, but the molecular mechanisms responsible for disease progression and evolution are not completely known. Telomeres are usually short in CLL and their attrition may contribute to disease evolution. Here, we determined the telomere lengths of CD5+CD19+ cells in MBL, CLL, and healthy volunteers...
April 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394804/risk-factors-prevalence-and-site-concordance-of-human-papillomavirus-in-high-risk-greek-men
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Savas Tsikis, Lea Hoefer, George Bethimoutis, Electra Nicolaidou, Vassilios Paparizos, Christina Antoniou, Leonidas Chardalias, Georgios-Emmanouil Stavropoulos, Shruti Sharma, Bradley C Long, Ibro Mujacic, Sabah Kadri, Jeremy P Segal, Larissa V Furtado, John Schneider, Angella Charnot-Katsikas
The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors, genotype-specific prevalence, and concordance of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections at three anatomical sites in a cohort of high-risk Greek men. Patients were recruited from sexually transmitted infection and HIV clinics in Athens. Samples were obtained from oral, penile, and anal sites of 294 study participants and HPV testing was performed on 882 samples using next-generation sequencing. Patients also completed a questionnaire assessing risk factors for infection...
April 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379410/diagnostic-performance-of-retinal-digital-photography-for-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-in-primary-care
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Ana P O Rosses, Ângela J Ben, Camila Furtado de Souza, Adriana Skortika, Aline Lutz de Araújo, Gabriela de Carvalho, Franciele Locatelli, Cristina R Neumann
Introduction.: We must study alternatives to structure an effective diabetic retinopathy screening program for Brazilian public health system. Objectives.: Evaluate the diagnostic performance of retinal digital photography for diabetic retinopathy screening in primary care, accuracy of the family physician in diabetic retinopathy identification compared to the ophthalmologist, and the need for dilation. Methodology.: In a primary care service were performed retinal photographs with non-mydriatic Retinal Camera in 219 type 2 diabetic patients with and without medication mydriasis...
March 30, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376648/collaborative-care-model-in-community-eye-health-benefits-to-family-health-teams
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Fabiano Cade, João M Furtado, Luciana de Morais Vicente, Erika Takaki, Maria de Lourdes Veronese Rodrigues, Eduardo Melani Rocha, Janise Braga Barros Ferreira, Luciane Loures Dos Santos, Jayter Silva de Paula
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: Education for Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372573/treatment-adherence-and-persistence-with-long-acting-somatostatin-analog-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-acromegaly-a-retrospective-analysis
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Michelle H Gurel, Yi Han, Andrea L Stevens, Aaron Furtado, David Cox
BACKGROUND: Many patients with acromegaly require medical treatment that includes somatostatin analogs (SSAs). Long-acting SSA formulations are widely used, due in part to increased patient convenience and increased treatment adherence vs daily medications. Although medication compliance can be poor in patients with chronic conditions, adherence and persistence with these SSAs in patients with acromegaly has not been evaluated. This analysis utilized claims data to estimate treatment adherence and persistence for lanreotide depot and long-acting octreotide in this population...
April 4, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367889/obesity-induction-in-hamster-that-mimics-the-human-clinical-condition
#10
Vivian Jordania DA Silva, Sílvia Regina Costa Dias, Tatiani Uceli Maioli, Luciana Ribeiro Serafim, Luis Fernando Viana Furtado, Maria da Gloria Quintão Silva, Ana Maria Caetano DE Faria, Élida Mara Leite Rabelo
Although obesity is well established in hamsters, studies using diets with high levels of simple carbohydrate associated with lipids are necessary to assess the impact of this type of food in the body. In this studya high sugar and butter diet (HSB) and high temperature were employed towards this end. Obesity was successfully induced at a temperature of 30.3ºC to 30.9°Cafter 38 days feeding the animals an HSB diet.It was shown that although diet is important for the induction of obesity, temperature is also essential because at a temperature slightly below the one required, obesity was not induced, even when the animals were fed for a longer period (150 days)...
March 28, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365588/associations-of-anthropometry-and-lifestyle-factors-with-hdl-subspecies-according-to-apolipoprotein-c-iii
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Manja Koch, Jeremy D Furtado, Gordon Z Jiang, Brianna E Gray, Tianxi Cai, Frank Sacks, Anne Tjønneland, Kim Overvad, Majken K Jensen
The presence of apolipoprotein C-III (apoC-III) on high-density lipoproteins (HDL) impairs HDL's inverse association with coronary heart disease. Little is known about modifiable factors explaining variation in HDL subspecies defined according to apoC-III. Aim was to investigate cross-sectional associations of anthropometry and lifestyle with HDL subspecies in 3631 participants from the Diet Cancer and Health study originally selected for a case-cohort study (36% women; age 50-65 y) who were all free of CHD...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365205/articular-ultrasound-in-asymptomatic-volunteers-identification-of-the-worst-measures-of-synovial-hypertrophy-synovial-blood-flow-and-joint-damage-among-small-medium-%C3%A2-and-large-sized-joints
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Flávia Soares Machado, Jamil Natour, Rogerio Diniz Takahashi, Rita N V Furtado
Articular ultrasound of 6500 joint recesses was performed for the purpose of identifying which joint had the highest measurements among small-sized (SSJ), medium-sized (MSJ) and large-sized (LSJ) joints. Quantitative measurements of synovial hypertrophy (QSR) and semiquantitative measurements of synovial hypertrophy (SSH), power Doppler (SPD) and bone erosion (SBE) (score: 0-3) were made. Higher measurements (p < 0.01) of QSR were obtained in the second metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP), talonavicular joint, and hip...
March 29, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363065/ulcerative-and-necrotizing-gastritis-in-a-captive-sloth-bradypus-variegatus-xenarthra-bradypodidae-due-to-severe-parasitism-with-paraleiuris-locchii-nematoda-spirocercidae
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Ana Flávia Ribeiro Machado Michel, Fabiana Lessa Silva, Fernando Sérgio Barbosa, Tatiane Furtado de Carvalho, Jaqueline Maria Silva Pinto, Renato Lima Santos
This is the first reported case of lethal gastric parasitism by the nematode Paraleiuris locchii in a captive sloth ( Bradypus variegatus ). There were more than 600 parasites in the stomach of the sloth, associated with extensive areas of ulceration and necrosis. The animal developed emaciation, dehydration, and anemia that progressed to death.
March 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361034/combinatorial-ranking-of-gene-sets-to-predict-disease-relapse-the-retinoic-acid-pathway-in-early-prostate-cancer
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Hieu T Nim, Milena B Furtado, Mirana Ramialison, Sarah E Boyd
BACKGROUND: Quantitative high-throughput data deposited in consortia such as International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) present opportunities and challenges for computational analyses. METHODS: We present a computational strategy to systematically rank and investigate a large number (2(10)-2(20)) of clinically testable gene sets, using combinatorial gene subset generation and disease-free survival (DFS) analyses. This approach integrates protein-protein interaction networks, gene expression, DNA methylation, and copy number data, in association with DFS profiles from patient clinical records...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352650/point-mutations-in-murine-nkx2-5-phenocopy-human-congenital-heart-disease-and-induce-pathogenic-wnt-signaling
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Milena B Furtado, Julia C Wilmanns, Anjana Chandran, Joelle Perera, Olivia Hon, Christine Biben, Taylor J Willow, Hieu T Nim, Gurpreet Kaur, Stephanie Simonds, Qizhu Wu, David Willians, Ekaterina Salimova, Nicolas Plachta, James M Denegre, Stephen A Murray, Diane Fatkin, Michael Cowley, James T Pearson, David Kaye, Mirana Ramialison, Richard P Harvey, Nadia A Rosenthal, Mauro W Costa
Mutations in the Nkx2-5 gene are a main cause of congenital heart disease. Several studies have addressed the phenotypic consequences of disrupting the Nkx2-5 gene locus, although animal models to date failed to recapitulate the full spectrum of the human disease. Here, we describe a new Nkx2-5 point mutation murine model, akin to its human counterpart disease-generating mutation. Our model fully reproduces the morphological and physiological clinical presentations of the disease and reveals an understudied aspect of Nkx2-5-driven pathology, a primary right ventricular dysfunction...
March 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351018/profiles-of-amino-acids-and-biogenic-amines-in-the-plasma-of-cri-du-chat-patients
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Danielle Zildeana Sousa Furtado, Fernando Brunale Vilela de Moura Leite, Cleber Nunes Barreto, Bernadete Faria, Leticia Dias Lima Jedlicka, Elisângela de Jesus Silva, Heron Dominguez Torres da Silva, Etelvino Jose Henriques Bechara, Nilson Antonio Assunção
Cri-du-chat syndrome (CDCS) is a rare innate disease attributed to chromosome 5p deletion characterized by a cat-like cry, craniofacial malformation, and altered behavior of affected children. Metabolomic analysis and a chemometric approach allow description of the metabolic profile of CDCS as compared to normal subjects. In the present work, UHPLC/MS was employed to analyze blood samples withdrawn from CDCS carriers (n=18) and normal parental subjects (n=18), all aged 0-34 years, aiming to set up a representative CDCS profile constructed from 33 targeted amino acids and biogenic amines...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349937/biodegradable-polymeric-nanocapsules-prevent-cardiotoxicity-of-anti-trypanosomal-lychnopholide
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Renata Tupinambá Branquinho, Jérôme Roy, Charlotte Farah, Giani Martins Garcia, Franck Aimond, Jean-Yves Le Guennec, Dênia Antunes Saude-Guimarães, Andrea Grabe-Guimaraes, Vanessa Carla Furtado Mosqueira, Marta de Lana, Sylvain Richard
Chagas disease is a neglected parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. New antitrypanosomal options are desirable to prevent complications, including a high rate of cardiomyopathy. Recently, a natural substance, lychnopholide, has shown therapeutic potential, especially when encapsulated in biodegradable polymeric nanocapsules. However, little is known regarding possible adverse effects of lychnopholide. Here we show that repeated-dose intravenous administration of free lychnopholide (2...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343615/intra-articular-injection-with-triamcinolone-hexacetonide-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-prospective-assessment-of-goniometry-and-joint-inflammation-parameters
#18
Rita Nely Vilar Furtado, Flávia Soares Machado, Karine Rodrigues da Luz, Marla Francisca Dos Santos, Monique Sayuri Konai, Roberta Vilela Lopes, Jamil Natour
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate local joint variables after intra-articular injection with triamcinolone hexacetonide in rheumatoid arthritis patients. METHODS: We blindly and prospectively (baseline, 1, 4, 12 and 24 weeks) evaluated metacarpophalangeal, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee and ankle joints after triamcinolone hexacetonide intra-articular injection by the following outcome measures: visual analogue scale 0-10cm (VAS) for rest pain (VASR); VAS for movement pain (VASM); VAS for joint swelling (VASSw); flexion (FlexG) and extension (ExtG)...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300995/health-care-of-people-in-homelessness-a-comparative-study-of-mobile-units-in-portugal-united-states-and-brazil
#19
Igor da Costa Borysow, Eleonor Minho Conill, Juarez Pereira Furtado
This paper describes and analyzes the legal and normative framework guiding the use of mobile units in Portugal, United States and Brazil, which seek to improve access and continuity of care for people in homelessness. We used a comparative analysis through literature and documentary review relating three categories: context (demographic, socio-economic and epidemiological), services system (access, coverage, organization, management and financing) and, specifically, mobile units (design, care and financing model)...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296523/the-brazilian-amazon-region-eye-survey-design-and-methods
#20
Solange R Salomão, João Marcello Furtado, Adriana Berezovsky, Nívea N Cavascan, Alberto N Ferraz, Jacob M Cohen, Sergio Muñoz, Rubens Belfort
PURPOSE: To describe the study design, operational strategies, procedures, and baseline characteristics of the Brazilian Amazon Region Eye Survey (BARES), a population-based survey of the prevalence and causes of distance and near visual impairment and blindness in older adults residing in the city of Parintins. METHODS: Cluster sampling, based on geographically defined census sectors, was used for cross-sectional random sampling of persons 45 years and older from urban and rural areas...
March 15, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
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