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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202065/alternative-transmission-routes-in-the-malaria-elimination-era-an-overview-of-transfusion-transmitted-malaria-in-the-americas
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Regina M Alho, Kim Vinícius Amaral Machado, Fernando F A Val, Nelson A Fraiji, Marcia A A Alexandre, Gisely C Melo, Judith Recht, André M Siqueira, Wuelton M Monteiro, Marcus V G Lacerda
BACKGROUND: Transfusion-transmitted (TT) malaria is an alternative infection route that has gained little attention from authorities, despite representing a life-threatening condition. There has been no systematic review of this health problem in American countries. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of TT malaria in the Americas and identify factors associated with lethality based on the studies published in the literature. METHODS: Potentially relevant papers in all languages were retrieved from MEDLINE and LILACS...
February 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193387/raising-the-red-flag-for-malaria-elimination-and-integrated-fever-surveillance-in-the-brazilian-amazon
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Andre M Siqueira, Quique Bassat, Sheila Rodovalho, Marcus V G Lacerda
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March 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187753/survival-of-people-living-with-hiv-who-defaulted-from-tuberculosis-treatment-in-a-cohort-recife-brazil
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R Cunha, M Maruza, U R Montarroyos, I Coimbra, D de B Miranda-Filho, M de F Albuquerque, H R Lacerda, Raa Ximenes
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis is a serious public health problem worldwide. It is the leading cause of death amongst people living with HIV, and default from tuberculosis (TB) treatment in people living with HIV increases the probability of death. The aim of this study was to estimate the survival probability of people living with HIV who default treatment for TB compared to those who complete the treatment. METHODS: This was a longitudinal cohort study of people living with HIV, from June 2007 to December 2013 with two components: a retrospective (for those who started tuberculosis treatment before 2013 for whom failure (death) or censoring occurred before 2013), and prospective (those who started tuberculosis treatment at any time between 2007 and June 2013 and for whom death or censoring occurred after the beginning of 2013), at two referral hospitals for people living with HIV (Correia Picanço Hospital - HCP and at Hospital Universitário Oswaldo Cruz - HUOC), in Recife/PE...
February 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187737/evaluation-of-a-web-based-registry-of-inherited-bleeding-disorders-a-descriptive-study-of-the-brazilian-experience-with-hemovidaweb-coagulopatias
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Suely Meireles Rezende, Silvia Helena Lacerda Rodrigues, Kelly Neves Pinheiro Brito, Diego Lima Quintino da Silva, Marcos Lázaro Santo, Bárbara de Jesus Simões, Guilherme Genovez, Helder Teixeira Melo, João Paulo Baccara Araújo, Danila Augusta Accioly Varella Barca
BACKGROUND: Inherited bleeding disorders (IBD) consist of a group of rare heterogeneous diseases, which require treatment for life. Management of these disorders is complex and costly. Therefore, good quality data of the affected population is crucial to guide policy planning. The aim of this manuscript is to describe the impact of a national, web-based registry - the Hemovidaweb Coagulopatias (HWC) - in the management of the IBD in Brazil. METHODS: The system was developed in PHP 5...
February 10, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173862/pre-travel-malaria-chemoprophylaxis-counselling-in-a-public-travel-medicine-clinic-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Tânia do Socorro Souza Chaves, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Jessé Reis Alves, Marcus Lacerda, Marta Heloisa Lopes
BACKGROUND: Malaria is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases in the world and represents a threat to travellers visiting endemic areas. Chemoprophylaxis is the prevention measure used in travel medicine, avoiding clinical manifestations and protecting against the development of severe disease and death. METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive analysis of malaria prevention data in travellers was recorded from a travel medicine clinic in São Paulo, Brazil, between January 2006 and December 2010...
February 7, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173801/cryptococcus-gattii-molecular-type-vgii-infection-associated-with-lung-disease-in-a-goat
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Evelin Catarine da Silva, Juliana Mariotti Guerra, Luciana Neves Torres, Alessandra Maria Dias Lacerda, Raquel Gonçalves Gomes, Danilo Marin Rodrigues, Rodrigo Albergaria Réssio, Priscilla Anne Melville, Camila Cecilia Martin, Fernando José Benesi, Lílian Rose Marques de Sá, Bruno Cogliati
BACKGROUND: Cryptococcus gattii-induced cryptococcosis is an emerging infectious disease of humans and animals with worldwide distribution and public health importance due to its significant morbidity and mortality rate. The present study aimed to report a case of pulmonary infection by C. gattii molecular type VGII in State of São Paulo, Brazil. CASE PRESENTATION: A 5-year-old goat showing intermittent dry cough, ruminal tympany, anorexia, fever, tachycardia and tachypnea was presented for necropsy at the Veterinary Hospital of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, São Paulo University, São Paulo, Brazil...
February 7, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160523/orofacial-functions-in-experimental-models-of-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
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Diego Cabral Lacerda, Kelli Nogueira Ferraz-Pereira, André Terácio, Bárbara Juacy Rodrigues Costa de Santana, Omar Guzman Quevedo, Raul Manhães-de-Castro, Ana Elisa Toscano
BACKGROUND: Children who suffer from cerebral palsy (CP) often present comorbidities in the form of orofacial dysfunctions. Studies in animals have contributed to elaborate potential therapies aimed at minimizing the chronic disability of the syndrome. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the scientific literature regarding the possible effects that experimental models of CP can have on orofacial functions. METHODS: Two independent authors conducted a systematic review in the electronic databases Medline, Scopus, CINAHL, Web of Science and Lilacs, using Mesh and Decs terms in animal models...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153456/perinatal-undernutrition-associated-to-experimental-model-of-cerebral-palsy-increases-adverse-effects-on-chewing-in-young-rats
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Diego Cabral Lacerda, Kelli Nogueira Ferraz-Pereira, Diego Bulcão Visco, Paula Brielle Pontes, Wenicius Ferreira Chaves, Omar Guzman-Quevedo, Raul Manhães-de-Castro, Ana Elisa Toscano
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of perinatal undernutrition on the sensorimotor pattern of chewing in rats submitted to cerebral palsy experimental model. A total of 60 male Wistar rats were randomly distributed into four groups: Nourished/Control (NC, n=15), Nourished/Cerebral Palsy (NCP, n=15); Undernourished/Control (UC, n=15) and Undernourished/Cerebral Palsy (UCP, n=15). Animals of cerebral palsy (CP) group were subjected to an experimental model based on the combination of perinatal anoxia associated with sensorimotor restriction of the hindlimb...
January 30, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152994/transductive-learning-as-an-alternative-to-translation-initiation-site-identification
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Cristiano Lacerda Nunes Pinto, Cristiane Neri Nobre, Luis Enrique Zárate
BACKGROUND: The correct protein coding region identification is an important and latent problem in the molecular biology field. This problem becomes a challenge due to the lack of deep knowledge about the biological systems and unfamiliarity of conservative characteristics in the messenger RNA (mRNA). Therefore, it is fundamental to research for computational methods aiming to help the patterns discovery for identification of the Translation Initiation Sites (TIS). In the field of Bioinformatics, machine learning methods have been widely applied based on the inductive inference, as Inductive Support Vector Machine (ISVM)...
February 2, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149173/evaluation-of-chemical-composition-and-antiedematogenic-activity-of-the-essential-oil-of-hyptis-martiusii-benth
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Andreza G R Barbosa, Cicera D M Oliveira, Luiz J Lacerda-Neto, Cinara S Vidal, Rogério de A Saraiva, José G M da Costa, Henrique D M Coutinho, Hericka B F Galvao, Irwin R A de Menezes
Evaluations of the therapeutic potential of medicinal plants and their components have been the subject of many studies. Furthermore, the biological activities of various plant species have been reported in various pieces of literature. Hyptis martiusii Benth (Lamiaceae), popularly known as "mad balm" is commonly found in the North, Southeast, and Northeast of Brazil. Its leaves are used ethnobiologically as antiulcerogenic, antimicrobial, antitumor and as insecticide. This study aimed to analyze the chemical composition of the essential oil of H...
February 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148791/replication-capacity-of-viruses-from-acute-infection-drives-hiv-1-disease-progression
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Philippe Selhorst, Carina Combrinck, Nonkululeko Ndabambi, Sherazaan D Ismail, Melissa-Rose Abrahams, Miguel Lacerda, Natasha Samsunder, Nigel Garrett, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Salim S Abdool Karim, Carolyn Williamson
Viral genotype has been shown to play an important role in HIV pathogenesis following transmission. However, the viral phenotypic properties that contribute to disease progression remain unclear. Most studies have been limited to the evaluation of Gag function in the context of a recombinant virus backbone. Using this approach, important biological information may be lost making the evaluation of viruses obtained during acute infection, representing the transmitted virus, a more biologically relevant model...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146208/intima-media-thickness-in-the-carotid-and-femoral-arteries-for-detection-of-arteriosclerosis-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-individuals
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Emmanuelle Tenório Albuquerque Madruga Godoi, Carlos Teixeira Brandt, Heloisa Ramos Lacerda, Jocelene Tenório Albuquerque Madruga Godoi, Dinaldo Cavalcanti de Oliveira, Gabriela Farias Araujo Sousa Costa, Gerson Gomes Dos Santos Junior, Kaliene Maria Estevão Leite, Juannicelle Tenório Albuquerque Madruga Godoi, Adriana Ferraz de Vasconcelos
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of atherosclerosis is higher in HIV-positive people, who also experience it earlier than the general population. OBJECTIVES: To assess and compare the prevalence of atherosclerosis evaluated by the intima-media thickness of carotid and femoral arteries, and by the ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) in HIV patients treated or not treated with protease inhibitors (PIs) and controls. METHODS: Eighty HIV+ subjects (40 using PIs and 40 not using PIs) and 65 controls were included in the study...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143414/impact-of-oral-hygiene-involving-toothbrushing-versus-chlorhexidine-in-the-prevention-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-randomized-study
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Claudia Fernanda de Lacerda Vidal, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal, José Gildo de Moura Monteiro, Aracele Cavalcanti, Ana Paula Trindade Henriques, Márcia Oliveira, Michele Godoy, Mirella Coutinho, Pollyanna Dutra Sobral, Claudia Ângela Vilela, Bárbara Gomes, Marta Amorim Leandro, Ulisses Montarroyos, Ricardo de Alencar Ximenes, Heloísa Ramos Lacerda
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial pneumonia has correlated to dental plaque and to oropharynx colonization in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. The interruption of this process, by preventing colonization of pathogenic bacteria, represents a potential procedure for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). METHODS: The study design was a prospective, randomized trial to verify if oral hygiene through toothbrushing plus chlorhexidine in gel at 0.12% reduces the incidence of ventilatior-associated pneumonia, the duration of mechanical ventilation, the length of hospital stay and the mortality rate in ICUs, when compared to oral hygiene only with chlorhexidine, solution of 0...
January 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118834/on-the-cytokine-chemokine-network-during-plasmodium-vivax-malaria-new-insights-to-understand-the-disease
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Natália Satchiko Hojo-Souza, Dhelio Batista Pereira, Fernanda Sumika Hojo de Souza, Tiago Antônio de Oliveira Mendes, Mariana Santos Cardoso, Mauro Shugiro Tada, Graziela Maria Zanini, Daniella Castanheira Bartholomeu, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Lilian Lacerda Bueno
BACKGROUND: The clinical outcome of malaria depends on the delicate balance between pro-inflammatory and immunomodulatory cytokine responses triggered during infection. Despite the numerous reports on characterization of plasma levels of cytokines/chemokines, there is no consensus on the profile of these mediators during blood stage malaria. The identification of acute phase biomarkers might contribute to a better understanding of the disease, allowing the use of more effective therapeutic approaches to prevent the progression towards severe disease...
January 24, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116391/a-rich-medium-chain-triacylglycerol-diet-benefits-adiposity-but-has-adverse-effects-on-the-markers-of-hepatic-lipogenesis-and-beta-oxidation
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Carolina Maria de Oliveira Chamma, Thereza Cristina Lonzetti Bargut, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda, Marcia Barbosa Aguila
We investigated the increasing amounts of medium-chain triacylglycerol (MCT) in the diet on hepatic lipid metabolism. Mature C57BL/6 male mice were randomly divided into five groups (n = 10/group). The animals received their diet for 12 weeks, as a control (C group, 10% of energy from lipids); high-fat lard (HF group, isoenergetic diet, 50% of energy from lipids with lard); a mixture of lard and MCT oil (with a gradual replacement of lard by MCT: HF-MCT25%, HF-MCT75%, and HF-MCT100% groups). At euthanasia, we collected blood and dissected the liver for analyses (glucose, insulin, HOMA-IR, QUICK index, and triacylglycerol, light microscopy, western blotting, and RT-qPCR)...
January 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115086/necroptosis-mediates-the-antineoplastic-effects-of-the-soluble-fraction-of-polysaccharide-from-red-wine-in-walker-256-tumor-bearing-rats
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Maria Carolina Stipp, Iglesias de Lacerda Bezerra, Claudia Rita Corso, Francislaine A Dos Reis Livero, Luiz Alexandre Lomba, Adriana Rute Cordeiro Caillot, Aleksander Roberto Zampronio, José Ederaldo Queiroz-Telles, Giseli Klassen, Edneia A S Ramos, Guilherme Lanzi Sassaki, Alexandra Acco
Polysaccharides are substances that modify the biological response to several stressors. The present study investigated the antitumor activity of the soluble fraction of polysaccharides (SFP), extracted from cabernet franc red wine, in Walker-256 tumor-bearing rats. The monosaccharide composition had a complex mixture, suggesting the presence of arabinoglactans, mannans, and pectins. Treatment with SFP (30 and 60mg/kg, oral) for 14days significantly reduced the tumor weight and volume compared with controls...
March 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110814/the-brazilian-standardization-of-the-matrics-consensus-cognitive-battery-mccb-psychometric-study
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Ana Olívia Fonseca, Arthur A Berberian, Carolina de Meneses-Gaya, Ary Gadelha, Marcella de O Vicente, Keith H Nuechterlein, Rodrigo A Bressan, Acioly L T Lacerda
OBJECTIVE: Translate, adapt, and validate the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) in Brazil. METHOD: The present study followed three steps: 1) translation to Portuguese, cultural adaptation, and back translation to English; 2) completion of a pilot study (N=30) conducted with the purpose of assessing whether the general comprehension of the items was clear and all participants adequately responded to the battery; 3) completion of a Reliability and Validation Study of the Brazilian version of the MCCB with 99 individuals with schizophrenia and 99 healthy subjects...
January 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109865/a-survey-of-membrane-receptor-regulation-in-valvular-interstitial-cells-cultured-under-mechanical-stresses
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Mir S Ali, Xinmei Wang, Carla M R Lacerda
Degenerative valvular diseases have been linked to the action of abnormal forces on valve tissues during each cardiac cycle. It is now accepted that the degenerative behavior of valvular cells can be induced mechanically in vitro. This approach of in vitro modeling of valvular cells in culture constitutes a powerful tool to study, characterize, and develop predictors of heart valve degeneration in vivo. Using such in vitro systems, we expect to determine the exact signaling mechanisms that trigger and mediate propagation of degenerative signals...
February 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108270/hla-haploidentical-transplantation-for-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-multicentre-analysis
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Marcelo Pitombeira de Lacerda, Celso Arrais Rodrigues, André Domingues Pereira, Yana Novis, Marina Fonseca, Roberto L Silva, Maria C M A Macedo, Nelson Hamerschlak, Iracema Esteves, Jayr Schmidt Filho, Marina M Nascimento, Vanderson Rocha
Reduced-intensity conditioning, allogeneic stem cell transplantation remains a potentially curative approach for relapsed/refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) relapsing after an autologous SCT. In the absence of a HLA-identical donor, haploidentical SCT (haplo-SCT) with posttransplant cyclophosphamide (PT-Cy) has been evaluated with favorable preliminary results. We evaluated 24 patients who underwent a haplo-SCT for relapsed/refractory HL. Conditioning regimen consisted of cyclophosphamide, fludarabine and TBI, and GVHD prophylaxis consisted of a calcineurin inhibitor, mycophenolate mofetil and PT-Cy (50mg/kg/day for 2 days) for all patients...
January 17, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099554/no-correlation-was-observed-between-vitamin-d-levels-and-disability-of-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-between-latitudes-18%C3%A2-and-30%C3%A2-south
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Yara Dadalti Fragoso, Tarso Adoni, Soniza Vieira Alves-Leon, Samira L Apostolos-Pereira, Walter Oleschko Arruda, Joseph B Bidin Brooks, Henrique S Rodrigues Cal, Carlos A Albuquerque Damasceno, Paulo Diniz Gama, Marcus V Magno Goncalves, Carlos A da Silva de Jesus, Suzana C Nunes Machado, Letícia Fezer Mansur, Andre P da Cunha Matta, Maria Fernanda Mendes, Rogerio Rizo Morales, Adaucto Wanderley da Nobrega-Jr, Monica K Fiuza Parolin, Mario Pietro Peres, Marlise de Castro Ribeiro, Heloisa Helena Ruocco, Simone Scherpenhuijzen, Fabio Siquinelli, Patrick N Stoney, Daniel Lima Varela, Audred Cristina Biondo Eboni, Caroline Vieira Spessotto, Elisa Teixeira da Rocha, Pamela Emanuele Lacerda
Objective: Vitamin D has taken center stage in research and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). The objective of the present study was to assess the serum vitamin D levels of a large population of patients with MS and controls living in a restricted tropical area. Methods: Data from 535 patients with MS and 350 control subjects were obtained from 14 cities around the Tropic of Capricorn. Results: The mean serum 25-OH vitamin D level was 26...
January 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
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