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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311638/an-assay-for-the-identification-of-plasmodium-simium-infection-for-diagnosis-of-zoonotic-malaria-in-the-brazilian-atlantic-forest
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Denise Anete Madureira de Alvarenga, Richard Culleton, Anielle de Pina-Costa, Danielle Fonseca Rodrigues, Cesare Bianco, Sidnei Silva, Ana Júlia Dutra Nunes, Julio César de Souza, Zelinda Maria Braga Hirano, Sílvia Bahadian Moreira, Alcides Pissinatti, Filipe Vieira Santos de Abreu, André Luiz Lisboa Areas, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Mariano Gustavo Zalis, Maria de Fátima Ferreira-da-Cruz, Patricia Brasil, Cláudio Tadeu Daniel-Ribeiro, Cristiana Ferreira Alves de Brito
Zoonotic malaria poses a unique problem for malaria control. Autochthonous cases of human malaria in the Atlantic Forest have recently been attributed to Plasmodium simium, a parasite that commonly infects non-human primates in this Brazilian biome. However, due to its close similarity at both the morphological and molecular level to Plasmodium vivax, the diagnosis of P. simium in this region remains problematic. Therefore, a diagnostic assay able to accurately identify P. simium is important for malaria surveillance...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258776/waste-disposal-and-households-heterogeneity-identifying-factors-shaping-attitudes-towards-source-separated-recycling-in-bogot%C3%A3-colombia
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Alcides J Padilla, Juan C Trujillo
Solid waste management in many cities of developing countries is not environmentally sustainable. People traditionally dispose of their solid waste in unsuitable urban areas like sidewalks and satellite dumpsites. This situation nowadays has become a serious public health problem in big Latin American conurbations. Among these densely-populated urban spaces, the Colombia's capital and main city stands out as a special case. In this study, we aim to identify the factors that shape the attitudes towards source-separated recycling among households in Bogotá...
December 16, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236726/demographic-monitoring-of-wild-muriqui-populations-criteria-for-defining-priority-areas-and-monitoring-intensity
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Karen B Strier, Carla B Possamai, Fernanda P Tabacow, Alcides Pissinatti, Andre M Lanna, Fabiano Rodrigues de Melo, Leandro Moreira, Maurício Talebi, Paula Breves, Sérgio L Mendes, Leandro Jerusalinsky
Demographic data are essential to assessments of the status of endangered species. However, establishing an integrated monitoring program to obtain useful data on contemporary and future population trends requires both the identification of priority areas and populations and realistic evaluations of the kinds of data that can be obtained under different monitoring regimes. We analyzed all known populations of a critically endangered primate, the muriqui (genus: Brachyteles) using population size, genetic uniqueness, geographic importance (including potential importance in corridor programs) and implementability scores to define monitoring priorities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224821/a-multicenter-study-of-malignant-oral-and-maxillofacial-lesions-in-children-and-adolescents
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José Alcides Almeida de Arruda, Leni Verônica de Oliveira Silva, Camila de Nazaré Alves de Oliveira Kato, Lauren Frenzel Schuch, Aline Carvalho Batista, Nádia Lago Costa, Sandra Beatriz Chaves Tarquinio, Elena Riet Correa Rivero, Vinícius Coelho Carrard, Manoela Domingues Martins, Ana Paula Veras Sobral, Ricardo Alves Mesquita
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the frequency of malignant oral and maxillofacial lesions among children and adolescents from representative geographic regions of Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on biopsies obtained from 1990 to 2016 at six Brazilian oral and maxillofacial pathology referral centers. A total of 85,105 biopsy specimens from children and adolescents were analyzed. Gender, age, anatomical location, symptomatology and histopathological diagnosis were evaluated...
December 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223909/implications-of-alteration-processes-on-radon-emanation-radon-production-rate-and-w-sn-exploration-in-the-panasqueira-ore-district
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Filipa Domingos, Alcides Pereira
Alteration processes have strong impacts on the chemical and physical properties of rock masses. Because they can affect the contents and the distribution of U as well as enhance the permeability of the bedrock, they may lead to a significant increase of radon release to the environment. However, their influence on radon emanation and radon production rate has yet to be properly assessed. To investigate the impact of alteration processes on the radiological properties, samples were collected in the Panasqueira region under the influence of surface weathering, deuteric, hydrothermal and fault related alteration...
December 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215688/microtensile-bond-strength-and-microhardness-of-composite-resin-restorations-using-a-sonic-resin-placement-system
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Victor Hugo Grandi, Sandrine Bittencourt Berger, Ana Paula Piovezan Fugolin, Alcides Gonini-Júnior, Murilo Baena Lopes, Simonides Consani, Ricardo Danil Guiraldo
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of applying sonic energy on microtensile bond strength and microhardness after the restoration process. A total of 40 human third molars were extracted. Class II cavities were prepared and restored with composite SonicFill or Filtek Z350 XT with and without the application of sonic energy. After the teeth were stored in water for 24 h, the teeth were sectioned into sticks (1.0 mm2) and subjected to tensile testing. For a depth Knoop hardness test, the samples were cut and indentations were made sequentially from the surface of the samples to the bottom of the samples in three intervals of 1 mm each...
September 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190002/dentoalveolar-abscesses-not-associated-with-caries-or-trauma-a-diagnostic-hallmark-of-hypophosphatemic-rickets-initially-misdiagnosed-as-hypochondroplasia
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Silvia Elena Yacarini Paredes, Raquel Assed Bezerra Segato, Leila Daher Moreira, Alcides Moreira, Kranya Victoria Díaz Serrano, Clarissa Teles Rodrigues, Luciana Yamamoto Almeida, Jorge Esquiche León
Hypophosphatemic rickets is a rare genetic disorder involving the regulation of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), a phosphaturic agent, clinically showing bowing of the legs, short stature and dentoalveolar abscesses. A 7-year-old boy, with previous hypochondroplasia diagnosis, was referred to our pediatric dentistry clinic presenting short stature, bone deformities and sinus tracts at deciduous teeth apex levels not related with trauma, restorations or dental caries. After deciduous teeth extraction, due to root resorption and mobility, light microscopy exhibited typical hypophosphatemic dentin, and micro-computed tomography revealed tubular clefts and porosities throughout the teeth...
November 30, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167721/clinical-and-radiographic-features-of-pycnodysostosis-a-case-report
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Cleomar Rodrigues, Fernando-Antônio Gomes, José-Alcides Arruda, Luciano Silva, Pâmella Álvares, Priscila da Fonte, Ana-Paula Sobral, Marcia Silveira
Pycnodysostosis is a rare disorder that was first described in 1962; however, it was only in 1996 that the defective gene was discovered, which led to a better understanding of this disease. This study reports and discuss a case of pycnodysostosis. In addition, a search of articles published in PubMed-Medline was performed. The case was a 13-year-old girl who was referred to a private clinic for dental treatment. Clinical examination showed midface hypoplasia, prominent cheeks, a high nasal bridge, beaked nose, spoon-shaped fingers, frontal bossing, open fontanelles and dental alterations, findings compatible with pycnodysostosis...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127577/predictors-of-success-in-bariatric-surgery-the-role-of-bmi-and-pre-operative-comorbidities
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Magda Rosa Ramos da Cruz, Alcides José Branco-Filho, Marília Rizzon Zaparolli, Nathalia Farinha Wagner, José Simão de Paula Pinto, Antônio Carlos Ligocki Campos, Cesar Augusto Taconeli
BACKGROUND: This is a retrospective review of 204 patients who underwent bariatric surgery. The impact of weight regain (WR), pre-operative comorbidities and BMI values on the recurrence of comorbidities was evaluated, and an equation was elaborated to estimate BMI at 5 years of bariatric surgery. METHODS: Pre-operative data, after 1 year and after 5 years, was collected from the medical records. Descriptive analyses and bivariate hypothesis tests were performed first, and then, a generalised linear regression model with Tweedie distribution was adjusted...
November 10, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114906/evaluation-of-three-chemical-immobilization-protocols-in-golden-headed-lion-tamarins-leontopithecus-chrysomelas-undergoing-vasectomy-surgery
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Mario A Ferraro, Camila V Molina, José L Catão-Dias, Maria C M Kierulff, Alcides Pissinatti, Marina G Bueno, Silvia R G Cortopassi
BACKGROUND: The golden-headed lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas), originally endemic to Bahia, was introduced in Rio de Janeiro. The species is currently found in remaining forests within the region of original occupation of the golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia), which may compromise the survival of the golden lion tamarin. Groups of golden-headed lion tamarins were captured and translocated to Bahia. However, the area chosen reached its limit and males underwent to vasectomy procedures...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095510/genetic-assessment-for-the-endangered-black-lion-tamarin-leontopithecus-chrysopygus-mikan-1823-callitrichidae-primates
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Paola A Ayala-Burbano, Lucas Caldano, Pedro Manoel Galetti Junior, Alcides Pissinatti, Mara Cristina Marques, Dominic Wormell, Patrícia Domingues de Freitas
This is the first study analyzing genetic diversity in captive individuals of the endangered black lion tamarin, Leontopithecus chrysopygus, and also comparing genetic diversity parameters between wild populations and captive groups using the same set of molecular markers. We evaluated genetic diversity and differentiation for the Brazilian and European captive groups and a wild population through 15 polymorphic microsatellite markers. The genetic diversity levels were similar among Brazilian captive, European captive and wild animals from the National Forest of Capão Bonito...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077487/psychosocial-risk-factors-and-alzheimer-s-disease-the-associative-effect-of-depression-sleep-disturbance-and-anxiety
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Shanna L Burke, Tamara Cadet, Amary Alcide, Janice O'Driscoll, Peter Maramaldi
OBJECTIVES: Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia is a neurodegenerative condition, which leads to impairments in memory. This study predicted that sleep disturbance, depression, and anxiety increase the hazard of AD, independently and as comorbid conditions. METHODS: Data from the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center was used to analyze evaluations of 12,083 cognitively asymptomatic participants. Survival analysis was used to explore the longitudinal effect of depression, sleep disturbance, and anxiety as predictors of AD...
October 27, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025533/negative-%C3%AE-hcg-and-molar-pregnancy-the-hook-effect
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Isabel Lobo Antunes, Joana Curado, Ana Quintas, Alcides Pereira
Molar pregnancy, included in gestational trophoblastic disease, is a benign pathology with ability to metastasize, usually occurring with excessively high βhCG levels. Clinical scenario is usually a woman in extremes of reproductive age presenting with amenorrhoea, pain and vaginal blood loss; signs derived from high βhCG levels may be present (hyperthyroidism, hyperemesis). Diagnosis is based on a positive pregnancy test - usually a qualitative urinary test. The limitation of this test results from its inability to become positive in presence of markedly high levels of βhCG, saturating the antigens used - known as the 'hook effect'...
September 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019539/evaluation-of-the-treatment-of-the-hepatocarcinoma-nodules-in-the-patients-in-waiting-list-for-liver-transplant
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Gustavo Pilotto Domingues Sá, Jorge Roberto Marcante Carlotto, Fernando Pompeu Piza Vicentine, Luiz Romero, Dario Fernandes Perdomo Tejada, Alcides Augusto Salzedas, Gaspar de Jesus Lopes, Adriano Miziara Gonzalez
OBJECTIVE: to compare the outcome of liver transplantation for hepatocarcinoma in submitted or not to locoregional treatment and downstaging regarding survival and risk of recurrence in transplant waiting list patients. METHODS: retrospective study of patients with hepatocarcinoma undergoing liver transplantation in the metropolitan region of São Paulo, between January 2007 and December 2011, from a deceased donor. The sample consisted of 414 patients. Of these, 29 patients were included in the list by downstaging...
July 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985009/odontogenic-myxoma-a-63-year-retrospective-multicenter-study-of-85-cases-in-a-brazil-population-and-a-review-of-999-cases-from-literature
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Ana Carolina Uchoa Vasconcelos, Felipe Martins Silveira, Ana Paula Neutzling Gomes, Sandra Beatriz Chaves Tarquinio, Ana Paula Veras Sobral, José Alcides Almeida de Arruda, Leorik Pereira da Silva, Marcia Maria Fonseca da Silveira, Larissa Ferreira Barbosa, Camila de Nazaré Alves de Oliveira Kato, Filipe Jaeger, Tarcília Aparecida da Silva, Ricardo Alves Mesquita
BACKGROUND: Odontogenic myxoma (OM) is an uncommon neoplasm of the jaws. Considering the importance of defining the relative incidence and demographic profile of these lesions in South America, the aim of this study was to analyze the clinical and imagiological features of OM from three South American oral pathology services and to discuss these findings in light of the literature. METHODS: Data regarding age, gender, anatomic site, and imagiological features from 85 cases of OM were collected...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972670/ultrasonographic-aspects-of-the-leontopithecus-gestation-lesson-1840-callitrichidae-primates
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Marcelline Santos Luz, Fabrício Delgado Vidal, Carlos Henrique Freitas Burity, Denise de Mello Bobány, Alcides Pissinatti
BACKGROUND: There is a concern about conservation of endangered species today. Among this species, the Leontopithecus (Lesson, 1840) is outstanding. Its population has been whirling reduced. So far the reproductive physiology of Leontopithecus has few studies, it is fundamental requisite to preserve this species. Obstetric sonography has become an essential method in reproductive management of primates. METHOD: This method is very helpful to detect early pregnancy and evaluate some deficiency of fetal growth...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931021/zoonotic-infection-of-brazilian-primate-workers-with-new-world-simian-foamy-virus
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Cláudia P Muniz, Liliane T F Cavalcante, Hongwei Jia, HaoQiang Zheng, Shaohua Tang, Anderson M Augusto, Alcides Pissinatti, Luiz P Fedullo, André F Santos, Marcelo A Soares, William M Switzer
Simian foamy viruses (SFVs) are retroviruses present in nearly all nonhuman primates (NHPs), including Old World primates (OWP) and New World primates (NWP). While all confirmed human infections with SFV are from zoonotic transmissions originating from OWP, little is known about the zoonotic transmission potential of NWP SFV. We conducted a longitudinal, prospective study of 56 workers occupationally exposed to NWP in Brazil. Plasma from these workers was tested using Western blot (WB) assays containing NWP SFV antigens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928992/dental-implant-in-the-canalis-sinuosus-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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José Alcides Arruda, Pedro Silva, Luciano Silva, Pâmella Álvares, Leni Silva, Ricardo Zavanelli, Cleomar Rodrigues, Marleny Gerbi, Ana Paula Sobral, Marcia Silveira
The canalis sinuosus is a neurovascular canal, a branch of nerve of infraorbital canal, through which the anterior superior alveolar nerve passes and then leans medially in course between the nasal cavity and the maxillary sinus, reaching the premaxilla in the canine and incisor region. The purpose of this article is to report a case with the presence of canalis sinuosus, in order to alert and guide professionals and discuss the morphology of this anatomical variation avoiding trans- and postsurgical disorders in dental implants...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911515/chronic-chagas-heart-disease%C3%A2-management-from-etiology-to-cardiomyopathy-treatment
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Edimar Alcides Bocchi, Reinaldo Bulgarelli Bestetti, Mauricio Ibrahim Scanavacca, Edecio Cunha Neto, Victor Sarli Issa
Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) infection is endemic in Latin America and is becoming a worldwide health burden. It may lead to heterogeneous phenotypes. Early diagnosis of T. cruzi infection is crucial. Several biomarkers have been reported in Chagas heart disease (ChHD), but most are nonspecific for T. cruzi infection. Prognosis of ChHD patients is worse compared with other etiologies, with sudden cardiac death as an important mode of death. Most ChHD patients display diffuse myocarditis with fibrosis and hypertrophy...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902943/use-of-fibrinogen-and-thrombin-sponge-in-pediatric-split-liver-transplantation
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Fernando Pompeu Piza Vicentine, Adriano Miziara Gonzalez, Barbara Burza Beninni, Ramiro Anthero de Azevedo, Marcelo Moura Linhares, Alberto Goldenberg, Gaspar de Jesus Lopes, Jose Luiz Martins, Alcides Augusto Salzedas
Purpose: To analyze the use of this sponge in pediatric patients undergoing split-liver transplantation. Methods: Retrospective study, including 35 pediatric patients undergoing split-liver transplantation, divided into two groups according to the use of the sponge: 18 patients in Group A (no sponge) and 17 in Group B (with sponge). Results: The characteristics of recipients and donors were similar. We observed greater number of reoperation due to bleeding in the wound area in Group A (10 patients - 55...
August 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
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