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James Q Del Rosso, Linda Stein Gold, Sandra Marchese Johnson, Maria Jose Rueda, Hilary Baldwin, Edward L Lain, Megan Landis, Marta Rendon, Emil Tanghetti, Jonathan Weiss
INTRODUCTION: Acne treatment guidelines suggest a combination approach with topical therapy including a topical retinoid, benzoyl peroxide and an oral antibiotic, or oral isotretinoin (OI), as first-line treatment options for severe acne vulgaris (AV). This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of a daily regimen of 0.3% adapalene and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide (0.3% A/BPO) gel and oral doxycycline 100 mg twice daily in severe (nonnodulocystic, non-conglobate) inflammatory AV. METHODS: This was a phase 4, 12-week, single-arm, openlabel, multi-center investigational study...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Guadalupe Quiterio-Rendon, Scott Monks, Griselda Pulido-Flores
Neonchocotyle violantei n. sp. (Monogenea: Hexabothriidae) infects the gill of the Atlantic guitarfish, Pseudobatos lentiginosus (Rhinopristiformes, Rhinobatidae) from littoral waters of Celestún, Yucatán, Mexico. It is assigned to Neonchocotyle because it has, among other features, an asymmetrical haptor, a seminal receptacle, a smooth oötype, and an egg with two elongate filaments. It differs from Neonchocotyle pastinacae, the only congener, by having a small body (821 long by 315 wide, length to width = 2...
March 5, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
José Darío Martínez-Ezquerro, Mario Enrique Rendón-Macías, Gerardo Zamora-Mendoza, Jacobo Serrano-Meneses, Beatriz Rosales-Rodríguez, Deyanira Escalante-Bautista, Maricela Rodríguez-Cruz, Raúl Sánchez-González, Yessica Arellano-Pineda, Mardia López-Alarcón, María Cecilia Zampedri, Haydeé Rosas-Vargas
BACKGROUND: The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) rs6265 (G196A; Val66Met) single nucleotide polymorphism has been associated with BMI and obesity in distinct populations, both adult and pediatric, with contradictory results involving either Val or Met as the risk variant. AIM OF THE STUDY: To determine the association between the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and BMI in Mexican children and adolescents. METHODS: BDNF Val66Met genotyping by restriction fragment length polymorphism and nutritional status characterized by their BMI-for-age z-scores (BAZ) from pediatric volunteers (n = 498) were analyzed by Fisher's exact test association analysis...
March 2, 2018: Archives of Medical Research
G Arámbula-Villa, M G Figueroa-Rivera, R Rendón-Villalobos, M Mendoza-Elos, J D Figueroa-Cárdenas, R Castanedo-Pérez, F Rodríguez-González
Nixtamalized maize tortilla is a basic food for the Mexican population. It has high energy due to high starch, which may be modified to decrease its bioavailability and to produce changes in the characteristics of flours. For this research, nixtamalized maize flour was prepared and subjected to an acetylation chemical process, with and without prior hydrolysis. Raw maize flour, traditionally nixtamalized maize flour, acetylated-nixtamalized maize flour (AF) and acetylated-hydrolyzed nixtamalized maize flour (AHF) were prepared and evaluated...
March 2018: Journal of Food Science and Technology
Marco Aurelio Rendón-Medina, Rodolfo Omar Ávalos-Abreu, Jocelyn Saucedo-Saldivar, Erick Sánchez-Tellez, Marco Garcia-Puig
INTRODUCTION: A Giant Hiatal Paraesophageal Hernia (GPEH) is a Hiatal Hernia (HH) that includes more than 30% of the stomach in the thorax. The gold standard form of repair today is the laparoscopic abdominal approach in elective scenarios. Laparoscopic HH repair advantages include, less postoperative pain, small incisions, reduced postoperative respiratory complications are reduced, shorter hospital stay. The objective of this paper is to describe a patient undergoing with upper intestinal obstruction and a GPEH Type IV, approached laparoscopically...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Annete Itzel Apodaca-Medina, José Israel Torres-Avendaño, José Guadalupe Rendón-Maldonado, Edith Hilario Torres-Montoya, Beatriz Armida Flores-López, Rosa M Del Angel, Jesús Salvador Velarde-Félix, Víctor Manuel Salomón-Soto, Hipólito Castillo-Ureta
Fourteen pools of Aedes aegypti larvae collected within the urban area of Culiacán, Sinaloa, were analyzed by RT-PCR. The results demonstrate, for the first time, the vertical infection of serotype-2 dengue virus (DENV-2) in Sinaloa, Mexico, suggesting that Ae. aegypti acts as a natural reservoir of DENV-2 in this region.
February 27, 2018: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Deepak Acharya, Sudeep Aryal, Renzo Loyaga-Rendon, Salpy V Pamboukian, Jose Tallaj, James K Kirklin, William L Holman, Satinder Singh
Optimal left ventricular assist device (LVAD) cannula position is important for adequate ventricular unloading and LVAD function. Poor inflow cannula position predisposes to pump thrombosis, inotrope dependence, and mortality. We describe a novel technique of preoperative left ventricular apex marking using CT guidance and demonstrate in three cases the use of this method to achieve optimal inflow cannula positioning for lateral thoracotomy Heartware LVAD implantation.
February 24, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Rene Pareja, Lina Echeverri, Gabriel Rendon, Mark Munsell, Mireia Gonzalez-Comadran, Daniel Sanabria, David Isla, Michael Frumovitz, Pedro T Ramirez
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to identify predictive factors in patients with a diagnosis of early-stage cervical cancer after simple hysterectomy in order to avoid a radical parametrectomy. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients who underwent radical parametrectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy at MD Anderson Cancer Center and at the Instituto de Cancerologia Las Americas in Medellin, Colombia from December 1999 to September 2017...
March 1, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Christoph Schabel, Bhavik Patel, Scott Harring, Petar Duvnjak, Juan Carlos Ramírez-Giraldo, Konstantin Nikolaou, Rendon C Nelson, Alfredo E Farjat, Daniele Marin
Purpose To investigate the relationship between energy level of virtual monoenergetic (VM) imaging and sensitivity in the detection of minimally enhancing renal lesions. Materials and Methods Phantoms simulating unenhanced and contrast material-enhanced renal parenchyma were equipped with inserts containing different concentrations of iodine (range, 0-1.15 mg iodine per milliliter). A total of 180 patients (117 men; mean age, 65.2 years ± 13.0 [standard deviation]) with 194 (62 solid, 132 cystic) renal lesions larger than 10 mm in diameter underwent unenhanced single-energy CT and contrast-enhanced dual-energy CT...
February 22, 2018: Radiology
Tatiana Correa-Herrera, Juan Diego Correa-Rendón, Viviana Márquez-Velásquez, Luz Fernanda Jiménez-Segura, Juan David Carvajal-Quintero
Some species of marine fish have complex relationships with coastal ecosystems during their reproductive periods, as the needle fish Tylosurus pacificus that forms spawning aggregations in gravel beaches in Utría Park. We described fishery and some aspects of the reproductive biology of T. pacificus and proposed some strategies to mitigate the impact of this event and associated ecological processes. Fisheries monitoring were conducted between April 2008 and February 2009 in the Utría National Park, Colombian Pacific...
March 2017: Revista de Biología Tropical
Marco A Rendón-Medina, Laura Andrade-Delgado, Jose E Telich-Tarriba, Antonio Fuente-Del-Campo, Carlos A Altamirano-Arcos
Rapid prototyping models (RPMs) had been extensively used in craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery, especially in areas such as orthognathic surgery, posttraumatic or oncological reconstructions, and implantology. Economic limitations are higher in developing countries such as Mexico, where resources dedicated to health care are limited, therefore limiting the use of RPM to few selected centers. This article aims to determine the dimensional error of a low-cost fused deposition modeling 3D printer (Tronxy P802MA, Shenzhen, Tronxy Technology Co), with Open source software...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Michael S Enslow, Stephen R Preece, Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, Ryan A Enslow, Maciej Mazurowski, Rendon C Nelson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the article is to assess changes in splenic volume in the setting of hypovolemic shock; splenic enhancement in hypovolemic shock is also assessed. MATERIALS/METHODS: 71 consecutive adult patients with the hypovolemic shock complex on computed tomography (CT) were identified. Spleen volume and enhancement were compared to a baseline CT scan (without shock) or to height- and sex-corrected normal values and a control population when a comparison CT was unavailable...
February 19, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Juan Fidel Osuna-Ramos, Horacio Rendón-Aguilar, José Manuel Reyes-Ruiz, Rosa María Del Ángel, Alejandra Romero-Utrilla, Efrén Rafael Ríos-Burgueño, Ismael Velarde-Rodriguez, Jesús Salvador Velarde-Félix
Immunological factors, such as cytokines, have been proposed as a cause of changes in the lipid profile of dengue patients. We studied whether serum lipid levels and serum TNF-α levels are associated in a group of dengue patients from an endemic region in the northwest of Mexico. We found statistically important differences in the serum lipid profile and the TNF-α levels of dengue patients compared with the control group, were observed. However, TNF-α levels did not correlate with the lipid profile of dengue patients...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
Elena S González Rendón, Gumaro Gutierrez Cano, M Alcaraz-Zubeldia, Tania Garibay-Huarte, Teresa I Fortoul
Lead (Pb) is a heavy metal that plays an unknown biological role and is very toxic even at low concentrations. The main sources of Pb are Pb-contaminated areas in industrial areas or landfills. Inhalation is one of the most common routes of exposure to this metal, but there is little information on its effect on the liver. Thirty male mice were exposed to 0.1 M Pb acetate by inhalation for 8 weeks, twice a week for 1h. A recovery group was free of exposure for 4 weeks. Histological evaluation showed an increase in the inflammatory infiltrate and in the percentage of meganuclei in the liver...
February 2018: Toxicology and Industrial Health
Mancheong Ma, Daniel A Powell, Nathan J Weyand, Katherine A Rhodes, María A Rendón, Jeffrey A Frelinger, Magdalene So
Commensals are important for the proper functioning of multicellular organisms. How a commensal establishes persistent colonization of its host is little understood. Studies of this aspect of microbe-host interactions are impeded by the absence of an animal model. We have developed a natural small animal model for identifying host and commensal determinants of colonization - and of the elusive process of persistence. Our system couples a commensal bacterium of wild mice, Neisseria musculi , with the laboratory mouse...
February 12, 2018: Infection and Immunity
Ethan Cumbler, Patrick Rendón, Essey Yirdaw, Patrick Kneeland, Read Pierce, Christine D Jones, Carrie Herzke
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February 8, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Jesse W Gerringer, Julie C Wagner, Daniela Vélez-Rendón, Daniela Valdez-Jasso
A longitudinal study of monocrotaline-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was carried out in Sprague-Dawley rats to investigate the changes in impedance (comprising resistance and compliance) produced by elevated blood pressure. Using invasively measured blood flow as an input, blood pressure was predicted using 3- and 4-element Windkessel (3WK, 4WK) type lumped-parameter models. Resistance, compliance, and inductance model parameters were obtained for the five different treatment groups via least-squares errors...
February 2018: Physiological Reports
Kathryn Dee L MacMillan, Cassandra P Rendon, Kanak Verma, Natalie Riblet, David B Washer, Alison Volpe Holmes
Importance: Rising incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is straining perinatal care systems. Newborns with NAS traditionally receive care in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), but rooming-in with mother and family has been proposed to reduce the use of pharmacotherapy, length of stay (LOS), and cost. Objective: To systematically review and meta-analyze if rooming-in is associated with improved outcomes for newborns with NAS. Data Sources: MEDLINE, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library, and clinicaltrials...
February 5, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
Madina Sifi, Roza Benabdesselam, Sabrina Souttou, Tiziana Annese, Alvaro Rendon, Beatrice Nico, Latifa Dorbani-Mamine
Dystrophin (Dp) is a multidomain protein that links the actin cytoskeleton to the extracellular matrix through the dystrophin associated proteins complex (DAPC). Dp of 71 kDa (Dp71), corresponding to the COOH-terminal domain of dystrophin, and α1-syntrophin (α1Syn) as the principal component of the DAPC, are strongly expressed in the brain. To clarify their involvement in the central control of osmotic homeostasis, we investigated the effect of 14 days of salt loading (with drinking water containing 2% NaCl) and then reversibly to 30 days of normal hydration (with drinking water without salt), first on the expression by western-blotting and the distribution by immunochemistry of Dp71 and α1Syn in the SON of the rat and, second, on the level of some physiological parameters, as the plasma osmolality, natremia and hematocrit...
January 26, 2018: Acta Histochemica
Robert K Nam, Raj Satkunavisam, Joseph L Chin, Jonathan Izawa, John Trachtenberg, Ricardo Rendon, David Bell, Rajiv Singal, Christopher Sherman, Linda Sugar, Kevin Chagin, W Michael Kattan
INTRODUCTION: Current prostate cancer risk calculators are limited in impact because only a probability of having prostate cancer is provided. We developed the next generation of prostate cancer risk calculator that incorporates life expectancy in order to better evaluate prostate cancer risk in context to a patient's age and comorbidity. METHODS: We combined two cohorts to develop the new risk calculator. The first was 5638 subjects who all underwent a prostate biopsy for prostate cancer detection...
December 1, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
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