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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207298/hepatozoon-spp-infects-free-ranging-jaguars-panthera-onca-in-brazil
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Mariana Malzoni Furtado, Betina Metzger, Anah Tereza Almeida Jácomo, Marcelo Bahia Labruna, Thiago Fernandes Martins, Lucia Helena O'Dwyer, Karinados Santos Paduan, Grasiela Edith Oliveira Porfírio, Leandro Silveira, Rahel Sollmann, Sueli Akemi Taniwaki, Natália Mundim Tôrres, JoséSoares Ferreira Neto
This study investigated the presence of Hepatozoon spp. in jaguars (Panthera onca) and domestic animals in the Cerrado, Amazon and Pantanal biomes of Brazil. Between February 2000 and January 2010, blood samples were collected from 30 jaguars, 129 domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and 22 domestic cats (Felis catus) for molecular tests. All of the jaguars from the Pantanal (n=22) and Cerrado (n=4) and 3 of 4 jaguars from the Amazon were positive for Hepatozoon spp. Domestic dogs (62.8%) and cats (31.8%) were also positive for the agent...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196774/is-the-free-ranging-jaguar-panthera-onca-a-reservoir-for-cytauxzoon-felis-in-brazil
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Mariana Malzoni Furtado, Sueli Akemi Taniwaki, Betina Metzger, Karina Dos Santos Paduan, Helena Lucia O'Dwyer, Anah Tereza de Almeida Jácomo, Grasiela E O Porfírio, Leandro Silveira, Rahel Sollmann, Natália Mundim Tôrres, José Soares Ferreira Neto
This study investigated the occurrence of Cytauxzoon felis and Babesia spp. in free-ranging jaguars (Panthera onca), domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and domestic cats (Felis catus) from the Cerrado, Amazon and Pantanal biomes of Brazil. Blood samples were collected from 30 jaguars, 129 dogs and 22 cats for detection of the 18S rRNA genes of piroplasmids. All of the jaguars from the Pantanal (n=22) and Cerrado (n=4) and three of four jaguars from the Amazon were positive for C. felis, but no dogs or cats were positive for the agent...
February 6, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196610/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-nodal-staging-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
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D Coutinho, A Oliveira, S Campainha, S Neves, M Guerra, J Miranda, A Furtado, D Tente, A Sanches, J Almeida, J Moura E Sá
INTRODUCTION: Lung cancer staging has recently evolved to include endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for nodal assessment. AIM: Evaluate the performance and safety of EBUS-TBNA as a key component of a staging algorithm for non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and as a single investigation technique for diagnosis and staging of NSCLC. METHODS: Patients undergoing EBUS-TBNA for NSCLC staging at our institution between April 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014 were consecutively included with prospective data collection...
February 9, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182951/microbial-respiration-and-formate-oxidation-as-metabolic-signatures-of-inflammation-associated-dysbiosis
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Elizabeth R Hughes, Maria G Winter, Breck A Duerkop, Luisella Spiga, Tatiane Furtado de Carvalho, Wenhan Zhu, Caroline C Gillis, Lisa Büttner, Madeline P Smoot, Cassie L Behrendt, Sara Cherry, Renato L Santos, Lora V Hooper, Sebastian E Winter
Intestinal inflammation is frequently associated with an alteration of the gut microbiota, termed dysbiosis, which is characterized by a reduced abundance of obligate anaerobic bacteria and an expansion of facultative Proteobacteria such as commensal E. coli. The mechanisms enabling the outgrowth of Proteobacteria during inflammation are incompletely understood. Metagenomic sequencing revealed bacterial formate oxidation and aerobic respiration to be overrepresented metabolic pathways in a chemically induced murine model of colitis...
February 8, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158268/human-mobility-in-large-cities-as-a-proxy-for-crime
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Carlos Caminha, Vasco Furtado, Tarcisio H C Pequeno, Caio Ponte, Hygor P M Melo, Erneson A Oliveira, José S Andrade
We investigate at the subscale of the neighborhoods of a highly populated city the incidence of property crimes in terms of both the resident and the floating population. Our results show that a relevant allometric relation could only be observed between property crimes and floating population. More precisely, the evidence of a superlinear behavior indicates that a disproportional number of property crimes occurs in regions where an increased flow of people takes place in the city. For comparison, we also found that the number of crimes of peace disturbance only correlates well, and in a superlinear fashion too, with the resident population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143669/oxidation-of-monoterpenes-in-protium-heptaphyllum-oleoresins
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Rayane C Albino, Prissila C Oliveira, Francisco Prosdocimi, Osman F da Silva, Humberto R Bizzo, Paola E Gama, Cássia M Sakuragui, Carolina Furtado, Danilo R de Oliveira
Protium heptaphyllum (Burseraceae) oleoresins are rich in volatile monoterpenes, exhibiting a chemical composition that can be strongly altered with time. The present work aimed to discuss the temporal change of the volatile composition of these oleoresins, and search for related supporting evidence. Samples of P. heptaphyllum oleoresin were collected separately for fresh (n = 10) and aged (n = 8) oleoresins, with the essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS. Fresh oleoresins were characterized by a high content of terpinolene (28...
January 28, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141656/outcomes-in-surgical-treatment-of-mucocele-in-frontal-sinus
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Priscila Luiza Dos Santos, Letícia Liana Chihara, Luis Fernando Azambuja Alcalde, Bárbara Furtado Masalskas, Eduardo Sant'Ana, Paulo Esteves Pinto Faria
The aim of the study was to correlate several studies dating from 1997 to 2015 to identify the most effective treatments for mucocele in the frontal sinus (with/without other paranasal sinuses), considering successful outcomes and recurrence. We aimed to conduct a literature review for articles published between 1997 and 2015. For this, we accessed articles in the SciELO database, as well as LILACS, PubMed, and Google Scholar databases. Were identified 32 work-related injuries in the paranasal sinuses; 2 of these were not related to mucoceles or mucopyocele, 4 had no relation to the frontal sinus, 9 were related to the frontal sinus and other paranasal sinuses, 4 were related to mucocele associated with other sinuses, and 13 involved only the frontal sinus...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132757/oligomerization-affects-the-kinetics-and-thermodynamics-of-the-interaction-of-a-bowman-birk-inhibitor-with-proteases
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G D Brand, D A T Pires, J R Furtado, A Cooper, S M Freitas, C Bloch
The black-eyed pea trypsin/chymotrypsin inhibitor (BTCI) forms concentration dependent homomultimers, as previously demonstrated by Light scattering and Atomic Force Microscopy. Considering that these self-aggregates might influence their binding to cognate enzymes, we investigated the interaction of BTCI at picomolar concentrations using surface immobilized Chymotrypsin (α-CT) and Trypsin (T) by Surface Plasmon Resonance. Our results indicate that BTCI has subnanomolar affinity to both immobilized enzymes, which is approximately two orders of magnitude higher than previously reported...
January 26, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111252/physiological-and-biochemical-impacts-of-graphene-oxide-in-polychaetes-the-case-of-diopatra-neapolitana
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Lucia De Marchi, Victor Neto, Carlo Pretti, Etelvina Figueira, Luigi Brambilla, Maria Jesus Rodriguez-Douton, Francesco Rossella, Matteo Tommasini, Clascídia Furtado, Amadeu M V M Soares, Rosa Freitas
Graphene oxide (GO) is an important carbon nanomaterial (NM) that has been used, but limited literature is available regarding the impacts induced in aquatic organisms by this pollutant and, in particular in invertebrate species. The polychaete Diopatra neapolitana has frequently been used to evaluate the effects of environmental disturbances in estuarine systems due to its ecological and socio-economic importance but to our knowledge no information is available on D. neapolitana physiological and biochemical alterations due to GO exposure...
January 19, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099588/dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-safety-in-chagas-disease-patients
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Daniela do Carmo Rassi, Marcelo Luiz Campos Vieira, Rogerio Gomes Furtado, Fabio de Paula Turco, Luciano Henrique Melato, Viviane Tiemi Hotta, Colandy Godoy de Oliveira Nunes, Luiz Rassi, Salvador Rassi
Background: A few decades ago, patients with Chagas disease were predominantly rural workers, with a low risk profile for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). As urbanization has increased, they became exposed to the same risk factors for CAD of uninfected individuals. Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has proven to be an important tool in CAD diagnosis. Despite being a potentially arrhythmogenic method, it is safe for coronary patients without Chagas disease. For Chagas disease patients, however, the indication of DSE in clinical practice is uncertain, because of the arrhythmogenic potential of that heart disease...
January 16, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088491/toxicogenetic-study-of-persea-americana-fruit-pulp-oil-and-its-effect-on-genomic-instability
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Heloiza Diniz Nicolella, Francisco Rinaldi Neto, Mariana Beltrame Corrêa, Danillo Henrique Lopes, Edilaura Nunes Rondon, Luiz Felipe Ribeiro Dos Santos, Pollyanna Francielli de Oliveira, Jaqueline Lopes Damasceno, Nathália Oliveira Acésio, Izabel Cristina Casanova Turatti, Marcos Gomide Tozatti, Wilson Roberto Cunha, Ricardo Andrade Furtado, Denise Crispim Tavares
Persea americana Mill., commonly known as avocado, is a tree native to Central America that is widely used as a food source and for the treatment of diseases. This plant has various biological properties such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory and total cholesterol-lowering activity. In view of its pharmacological potential, we conducted a toxicogenetic study of the fruit pulp oil of P. americana (PAO) and investigated its influence on genotoxicity induced by methyl methanesulfonate (MMS) and doxorubicin. V79 cells and Swiss mice were used for the assays...
January 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088105/tectona-grandis-leaf-extract-free-and-associated-with-nanoemulsions-as-a-possible-photosensitizer-of-mouse-melanoma-b16-cell
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Cydia de Menezes Furtado, Fernando Sergio Escocio Drumond Viana de Faria, Ricardo Bentes Azevedo, Karen Py-Daniel, Ana Lygia Dos Santos Camara, Jaqueline Rodriguez da Silva, Everton de Holanda Oliveira, Anselmo Fortunato Ruiz Rodriguez, Igor Anatolievich Degterev
Over the past six years we have been studying extracts from tropical, specially Amazon, plants, to search for new sensitizers for photodynamic therapy of cancer and infectious diseases. Tectona grandis is a genus of tropical hardwood trees in the mint family, Lamiaceae. That is native to south and southeast Asia, but since the end of the 20th century is also gaining ground in the Amazon. The present work aims to evaluate the photodynamic potential of hydro-alcoholic extract from Tectona grandis LF leaves (TGE) and the same extract prepared as the oil-water nanoemulsion (TGE-NE) against melanoma B16 F10 cells...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076643/translation-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-rating-scale-for-countertransference-rsct-to-american-english
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Rafael Mondrzak, Camila Reinert, Andreia Sandri, Lucas Spanemberg, Eduardo L Nogueira, Mirella Bertoluci, Claudio Laks Eizirik, Nina Rosa Furtado
Introduction: The Rating Scale for Countertransference (RSCT) - originally, Escala para Avaliação de Contratransferência (EACT) - is a self-administered instrument comprising questions that assess 23 feelings (divided into three blocs, closeness, distance, and indifference) that access conscious countertransferential emotions and sentiments. This paper describes the process of translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the RSCT into American English. Methods: This study employed the guidelines proposed by the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Task Force for Translation and Cultural Adaptation which define 10 steps for translation and cross-cultural adaptation of self-report instruments...
October 2016: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070763/uveitis-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-a-multicenter-survey
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Paola Pinheiro Kahwage, Mariana Paes Leme Ferriani, João M Furtado, Luciana Martins de Carvalho, Gecilmara Salviato Pileggi, Francisco Hugo Rodrigues Gomes, Maria Teresa Terreri, Claudia Saad Magalhães, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Silvana Brasilia Sacchetti, Roberto Marini, Eloisa Bonfá, Clovis Artur Silva, Virgínia Paes Leme Ferriani
The aim of this study is to assess uveitis prevalence in a large cohort of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) patients. A retrospective multicenter cohort study including 852 cSLE patients was performed in ten pediatric rheumatology centers (Brazilian cSLE group). An investigator meeting was held and all participants received database training. Uveitis was diagnosed through clinical assessment by the uveitis expert ophthalmologist of each center. Patients with and without uveitis were assessed for lupus clinical/laboratory features and treatments...
January 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069747/a-targeted-rnai-screen-identifies-factors-affecting-diverse-stages-of-receptor-mediated-transcytosis
#15
Bradlee Nelms, Natasha Furtado Dalomba, Wayne Lencer
Endosome transport by transcytosis is the primary mechanism by which proteins and other large cargo traverse epithelial barriers in normal tissue. Transcytosis is also essential for establishing and maintaining membrane polarity in epithelia and other polarized cells. To identify novel components of this pathway, we conducted a high-throughput RNA interference screen for factors necessary for the bidirectional transcytosis of IgG by the Fcγ receptor FcRn. This screen identified 23 genes whose suppression resulted in a reproducible decrease in FcRn-mediated transcytosis...
February 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062095/the-liver-transcriptome-of-suckermouth-armoured-catfish-pterygoplichthys-anisitsi-loricariidae-identification-of-expansions-in-defensome-gene-families
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Thiago E Parente, Daniel A Moreira, Maithê G P Magalhães, Paula C C de Andrade, Carolina Furtado, Brian J Haas, John J Stegeman, Mark E Hahn
Pterygoplichthys is a genus of related suckermouth armoured catfishes native to South America, which have invaded tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. Physiological features, including an augmented resistance to organic xenobiotics, may have aided their settlement in foreign habitats. The liver transcriptome of Pterygoplichthys anisitsi was sequenced and used to characterize the diversity of mRNAs potentially involved in the responses to natural and anthropogenic chemicals. In total, 66,642 transcripts were assembled...
February 15, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017859/antiparasitic-activity-of-menadione-vitamin-k3-against-schistosoma-mansoni-in-babl-c-mice
#17
Govind J Kapadia, Ingrid A O Soares, G Subba Rao, Fernanda R Badoco, Ricardo A Furtado, Mariana B Correa, Denise C Tavares, Wilson R Cunha, Lizandra G Magalhães
Schistosomiasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases affecting nearly quarter of a billion people in economically challenged tropical and subtropical countries of the world. Praziquantel (PZQ) is the only drug currently available to treat this parasitic disease in spite being ineffective against juvenile worms and concerns about developing resistance to treat reinfections. Our earlier in vitro viability studies demonstrated significant antiparasitic activity of menadione (MEN) (vitamin K3) against Schistosoma mansoni adult worms...
March 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008590/the-effectiveness-of-anticholinergic-therapy-for-overactive-bladders-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrea Moura Rodrigues Maciel da Fonseca, Mariana Furtado Meinberg, Marilene Vale de Castro Monteiro, Matheus Roque, Jorge Milhen Haddad, Rodrigo Aquino Castro
The overactive bladder (OAB) has a significant negative impact on the quality of life of patients. Antimuscarinics have become the pharmacological treatment of choice for this condition. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to examine the evidence from randomized clinical trials about the outcomes of the antimuscarinic drugs available in Brazil on OABs. We searched MEDLINE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from the inception of these databases through to September 2015...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003757/results-of-a-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-program-for-hospitalized-patients
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Luiz Francisco Cardoso, Daniella Vianna C Krokoscz, Edison Ferreira de Paiva, Ilka Spinola Furtado, Jorge Mattar, Marcia Martiniano de Souza E Sá, Antonio Carlos Onofre de Lira
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the leading cause of preventable death in hospitalized patients. However, existing prophylaxis guidelines are rarely followed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to present and discuss implementation strategies and the results of a VTE prophylaxis program for medical and surgical patients admitted to a large general hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted to describe the strategy used to implement a VTE prophylaxis program in hospitalized medical and surgical patients and to analyze the results in terms of the risk assessment rate within the first 24 hours after admission, adequacy of the prophylaxis prescription, and prevalence of VTE in the discharge records before and after program implementation...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002457/terrorism-radicalisation-extremism-authoritarianism-and-fundamentalism-a-systematic-review-of-the-quality-and-psychometric-properties-of-assessments
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Akimi Scarcella, Ruairi Page, Vivek Furtado
BACKGROUND: Currently, terrorism and suicide bombing are global psychosocial processes that attracts a growing number of psychological and psychiatric contributions to enhance practical counter-terrorism measures. The present study is a systematic review that explores the methodological quality reporting and the psychometric soundness of the instruments developed to identify risk factors of terrorism, extremism, radicalisation, authoritarianism and fundamentalism. METHOD: A systematic search strategy was established to identify instruments and studies developed to screen individuals at risk of committing extremist or terrorist offences using 20 different databases across the fields of law, medicine, psychology, sociology and politics...
2016: PloS One
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