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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124450/stepwise-strategy-for-monitoring-toxic-cyanobacterial-blooms-in-lentic-water-bodies
#1
Inês P E Macário, Bruno B Castro, Isabel M S Nunes, Cristina Pizarro, Carla Coelho, Fernando Gonçalves, Daniela R de Figueiredo
Climate change has been causing the increase in frequency, severity, and duration of harmful algal blooms, which makes the establishment of water management strategies indispensable. For cyanobacteria, several methods are currently used in monitoring programs. However, these methods are time-consuming and require specialists, and results are usually not provided within an adequate timeframe for taking timely mitigation actions. This work proposes a strategy for a faster, easier, and more cost-effective monitoring of cyanobacterial blooms, using a stepwise approach based on fluorometric determination of phycocyanin at an early stage...
November 9, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113702/mandibular-advancement-for-adult-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Michael W Noller, Christian Guilleminault, Christopher J Gouveia, Douglas Mack, Charles Vivian, Jose Abdullatif, Stefano Mangili, Stanley Yung Liu, Soroush Zaghi, Macario Camacho
OBJECTIVES: Patients with mandibular insufficiency can be predisposed to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The objective of this study was to systematically review the international literature for mandibular advancement surgeries (MAS) as treatment for adult OSA, and then to perform a meta-analysis. METHODS: Four authors searched five databases from the inception of each database through April 5, 2017. The PRISMA statement was followed. RESULTS: 972 studies were screened, 84 were downloaded, and 11 (57 patients) met criteria...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099607/comparison-of-2017-and-2015-global-initiative-for-obstructive-lung-disease-impact-on-grouping-and-outcomes
#3
Carlos Cabrera López, Ciro Casanova Macario, José María Marín Trigo, Juan P de-Torres, Rebeca Sicilia Torres, Jesús María González, Francesca Polverino, Miguel Divo, Victor Pinto Plata, Javier J Zulueta, Bartolomé Celli
INTRODUCTION: The GOLD document has modified the grading system directing pharmacotherapy. But how this relates to the previous one of 2015 and to comorbidities, hospitalizations and mortality risk is unknown. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled and followed for a mean of 5 years, 819 COPD patients (84% male) in clinics in Spain and the United States. We determined anthropometrics, lung function (FEV1%), dyspnea score (mMRC), ambulatory and hospital exacerbations, the BODE and Charlson indexes...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075401/health-in-residency-the-dilemma-of-caring-for-yourself
#4
EDITORIAL
Justin M Wei, Camilo Fernandez-Salvador, Macario Camacho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055477/pregnancy-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-portuguese-cohort-study
#5
Joana Jesus-Ribeiro, Inês Correia, Ana Inês Martins, Manuel Fonseca, Inês Marques, Sónia Batista, Carla Nunes, Carmo Macário, Maria Céu Almeida, Lívia Sousa
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has been a controversial issue, without international standardized treatment recommendations. The goal of our study was to evaluate the clinical course of MS during pregnancy and the respective therapeutic options, obstetrical outcomes and breastfeeding data. METHODS: This was a retrospective study including women with a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting MS at least one year before pregnancy. Three periods were evaluated: one year prior to pregnancy, pregnancy and one year postpartum...
October 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016633/apparent-survival-and-cost-of-reproduction-for-white-lined-tanager-tachyphonus-rufus-thraupidae-in-the-northern-atlantic-rainforest-brazil
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Phoeve Macario, Mauro Pichorim, Paul F Doherty, Guilherme S Toledo-Lima, Tonny M Oliveira-Júnior, Thanyria P F Câmara, Shirley Macjane Melo, João Lucas S Silveira, Juliana C Araújo, Leonardo F França
Understanding latitudinal variation in avian life-history traits has been a focus of many demographic studies around the world. However, we still know little about annual or intra-annual demographic variation within tropical regions or about how factors such as breeding season and precipitation influence demographic rates. In this study, we estimated intra-annual apparent survival of the White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus) using capture-mark-recapture data from northeastern Brazil. We tested whether survival varied seasonally (breeding vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976240/hsp60-activity-on-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#7
Claudia Sangiorgi, Davide Vallese, Isabella Gnemmi, Fabio Bucchieri, Bruno Balbi, Paola Brun, Angelo Leone, Andrea Giordano, Everly Conway de Macario, Alberto Jl Macario, Francesco Cappello, Antonino Di Stefano
HSP60 has been implicated in chronic inflammatory disease pathogenesis, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the mechanisms by which this chaperonin would act are poorly understood. A number of studies suggest a role for extracellular HSP60, since it can be secreted from cells and bind Toll-like receptors; however, the effects of this stimulation have never been extensively studied. We investigated the effects (pro- or anti-inflammatory) of HSP60 in human bronchial epithelial cells (16-HBE) alone and in comparison with oxidative, inflammatory, or bacterial challenges...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926334/family-phenotypic-heterogeneity-caused-by-mitochondrial-dna-mutation-a3243g
#8
Daniela Alves, Maria Eufémia Calmeiro, Carmo Macário, Rosa Silva
Maternally inherited diabetes and deafness is a rare form of diabetes caused by a mitochondrial DNA mutation. The index case is a 55-year-old woman who was admitted with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She had a history of diabetes mellitus and hearing loss. The patient's mother, two brothers and two sisters also had a history of diabetes and hearing loss. This pattern suggests a maternally inherited disorder. All siblings carried the A3243G mitochondrial DNA mutation. The identification of people with monogenic forms of diabetes mellitus is a diagnostic challenge...
August 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903546/cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-viral-infection-in-the-human-placenta
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Moises León-Juárez, Macario Martínez-Castillo, Luis Didier González-García, Addy Cecilia Helguera-Repetto, Verónica Zaga-Clavellina, Julio García-Cordero, Arturo Flores-Pliego, Alma Herrera-Salazar, Edgar Ricardo Vázquez-Martínez, Enrique Reyes-Muñoz
The placenta is a highly specialized organ that is formed during human gestation for conferring protection and generating an optimal microenvironment to maintain the equilibrium between immunological and biochemical factors for fetal development. Diverse pathogens, including viruses, can infect several cellular components of the placenta, such as trophoblasts, syncytiotrophoblasts and other hematopoietic cells. Viral infections during pregnancy have been associated with fetal malformation and pregnancy complications such as preterm labor...
September 29, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844615/anti-jcv-antibody-serostatus-and-longitudinal-evaluation-in-a-portuguese-multiple-sclerosis-population
#10
I Correia, J Jesus-Ribeiro, S Batista, A I Martins, C Nunes, M C Macário, L Cunha, L Sousa
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatment with natalizumab is associated with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML). The risk of PML being related to the anti-JCV antibody index is well established, but there is less known about seroconversion rates in natalizumab-treated patients and longitudinal variation in the anti-JCV antibody index. Our objective was to assess anti-JCV antibody prevalence in an MS population and to evaluate the evolution of the anti-JCV antibody index in natalizumab-treated patients...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837565/leishmania-infection-and-blood-food-sources-of-phlebotomines-in-an-area-of-brazil-endemic-for-visceral-and-tegumentary-leishmaniasis
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Antônia Suely Guimarães-E-Silva, Soraia de Oliveira Silva, Rosa Cristina Ribeiro da Silva, Valéria Cristina Soares Pinheiro, José Manuel Macário Rebêlo, Maria Norma Melo
The aims of the study were to determine the blood feeding preferences of sandflies and to identify species of Leishmania that infected phlebotomines in Caxias, Maranhão, Brazil, an area that is highly endemic for leishmaniasis. Sandflies were captured in light traps located in the peridomiciliary environments of randomly selected houses in urban and rural settings between 1800 and 0600 hours on new moon days between March 2013 and February 2015. DNA extracts from 982 engorged female sandflies were submitted to fragment length polymorphism analysis to identify infecting species of Leishmania, and blood sources were identified for 778 of these specimens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793088/is-there-a-relationship-between-students-knowledge-of-hiv-aids-ways-of-transmission-and-their-responses-regarding-their-proximity-to-people-living-with-hiv-aids
#12
Vanessa Prado Santos, Maria Thereza Ávila Dantas Coelho, Estéfani Lima Macário, Tâmara Cerqueira da Silva Oliveira
This paper aims to identify college students' knowledge of HIV ways of transmission and correlate it with their answers concerning the proximity to people living with HIV/AIDS. We applied a questionnaire from the Brazilian Ministry of Health to 591 health undergraduate students. We analyzed the 10 questions about the virus ways of transmission, evaluating the number of correct answers and verifying the association between the number of correct answers and questions related to the proximity to people living with HIV/AIDS...
August 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718351/exosomal-hsp60-a-potentially-useful-biomarker-for-diagnosis-assessing-prognosis-and-monitoring-response-to-treatment
#13
Celeste Caruso Bavisotto, Francesco Cappello, Alberto J L Macario, Everly Conway de Macario, Mariantonia Logozzi, Stefano Fais, Claudia Campanella
Cell-to-cell communication is imperative for life and it is mediated by sending and receiving information via the secretion and subsequent receptor-mediated detection of biological molecules. Exosomes (EXs) secreted from cells to the extracellular environment play an important role in intercellular communication in normal and pathological conditions. Areas covered: New evidence indicates that tumor cells-derived EXs contribute to cancer progression through the modulation of tumor microenvironment. The exosomal heat shock protein 60 (HSP60) is very likely a key player in intercellular cross-talk, particularly during the progress of diseases, such as cancer...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638538/resident-first-author-publications
#14
Justin M Wei, Michael W Noller, Macario Camacho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631265/evolution-of-ventral-hernia-repair
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REVIEW
Jose Macario Faylona
PURPOSE: The aim of this review was to look at relevant data and research on the evolution of ventral hernia repair. METHODS: Resources including books, research, guidelines, and online articles were reviewed to provide a concise history of and data on the evolution of ventral hernia repair. RESULTS: The evolution of ventral hernia repair has a very long history, from the recognition of ventral hernias to its current management, with significant contributions from different authors...
June 19, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598217/influence-of-biochar-and-compost-on-phytoremediation-of-oil-contaminated-soil
#16
Lindsey Saum, Macario Bacilio Jiménez, David Crowley
The use of pyrolyzed carbon, biochar, as a soil amendment is of potential interest for improving phytoremediation of soil that has been contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons. To examine this question, research reported here compared the effects of biochar, plants (mesquite tree seedlings), compost and combinations of these treatments on the rate of biodegradation of oil in a contaminated soil and the population size of oil degrading bacteria. The presence of mesquite plants significantly enhanced oil degradation in all treatments except when biochar was used as the sole amendment without compost...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584624/the-european-renal-association-european-dialysis-and-transplant-association-registry-annual-report-2014-a-summary
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Maria Pippias, Anneke Kramer, Marlies Noordzij, Nikolaos Afentakis, Ramón Alonso de la Torre, Patrice M Ambühl, Manuel I Aparicio Madre, Felipe Arribas Monzón, Anders Åsberg, Marjolein Bonthuis, Encarnación Bouzas Caamaño, Ivan Bubic, Fergus J Caskey, Pablo Castro de la Nuez, Harijs Cernevskis, Maria de Los Ángeles Garcia Bazaga, Jean-Marin des Grottes, Raquel Fernández González, Manuel Ferrer-Alamar, Patrik Finne, Liliana Garneata, Eliezer Golan, James G Heaf, Marc H Hemmelder, Alma Idrizi, Kyriakos Ioannou, Faical Jarraya, Nino Kantaria, Mykola Kolesnyk, Reinhard Kramar, Mathilde Lassalle, Visnja V Lezaic, Frantisek Lopot, Fernando Macario, Ángela Magaz, Angel L Martín de Francisco, Eduardo Martín Escobar, Alberto Martínez Castelao, Wendy Metcalfe, Inmaculada Moreno Alia, Maurizio Nordio, Mai Ots-Rosenberg, Runolfur Palsson, Marina Ratkovic, Halima Resic, Boleslaw Rutkowski, Carmen Santiuste de Pablos, Nurhan Seyahi, María Fernanda Slon Roblero, Viera Spustova, Koenraad J F Stas, María E Stendahl, Olivera Stojceva-Taneva, Evgueniy Vazelov, Edita Ziginskiene, Ziad Massy, Kitty J Jager, Vianda S Stel
Background: This article summarizes the European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association Registry's 2014 annual report. It describes the epidemiology of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in 2014 within 35 countries. Methods: In 2016, the ERA-EDTA Registry received data on patients who in 2014 where undergoing RRT for ESRD, from 51 national or regional renal registries. Thirty-two registries provided individual patient level data and 19 provided aggregated patient level data...
April 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566550/disconnection-as-a-mechanism-for-social-cognition-impairment-in-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Sonia Batista, Carolina Alves, Otília C d'Almeida, Ana Afonso, Ricardo Félix-Morais, João Pereira, Carmo Macário, Lívia Sousa, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Isabel Santana, Luís Cunha
OBJECTIVE: To assess the contribution of microstructural normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) damage to social cognition impairment, specifically in the theory of mind (ToM), in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: We enrolled consecutively 60 patients with MS and 60 healthy controls (HC) matched on age, sex, and education level. All participants underwent ToM testing (Eyes Test, Videos Test) and 3T brain MRI including conventional and diffusion tensor imaging sequences...
July 4, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514326/cancellation-of-elective-cases-in-a-recently-opened-tertiary-quaternary-level-hospital-in-the-middle-east
#19
Amanda J Morris, James McAvoy, Dana Dweik, Massimo Ferrigno, Alex Macario, Markus Haisjackl
Case cancellations have a negative financial impact due to revenue loss and the potential costs of underutilized time. The goals of this study at a recently opened hospital in the Middle East were to measure the cancellation rates for elective surgical or endoscopic cases and to identify the reasons for cancellation. During the 1-month study period, 170 (22.4%) of the 760 scheduled cases were cancelled. Cultural norms and patient no-shows on the day of surgery accounted for the majority of case cancellations...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498266/use-of-positive-airway-pressure-following-middle-ear-surgery-a-practice-survey-of-otologists
#20
Douglas S Ruhl, Anthony M Tolisano, Bradley W Kesser, George T Hashisaki, Macario Camacho
BACKGROUND: Positive airway pressure (PAP) devices are used as treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). PAP may increase middle ear pressure which is of interest to otologic surgeons. There is a lack of data to guide management of PAP therapy after middle ear surgery. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate how otologic surgeons manage PAP in their patients after ear surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A survey e-mailed to practicing members of the American Neurotology Society...
July 2017: Otology & Neurotology
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