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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927247/relationship-between-sleeping-difficulties-and-airway-symptoms-severity-with-the-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-gerd
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Claudio Andaloro, Mario Sati, Calogero Grillo, Caterina M Grillo, Ignazio LA Mantia
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic disease highly associated with several pulmonary disease and sleep disorders leading to a negative impact on the quality of life. Aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between these disorders and the health-related quality of life. METHODS: Patients were recruited from the Department of Medical Sciences, Surgical and Advanced Technologies, GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, from October 2015 to May 2016...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912009/an-inflammation-based-prognostic-score-the-c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-predicts-the-morbidity-and-mortality-of-patients-on-parenteral-nutrition
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J Llop-Talaveron, M B Badia-Tahull, E Leiva-Badosa
BACKGROUND: There is no "gold standard" score for predicting poor-nutrition-related outcomes. The objective of this study was to identify the optimal predictive score, based on inflammatory parameters, for the clinical outcomes of parenteral nutrition (PN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a 4-year retrospective observational study of 460 patients treated with PN. C-reactive protein (CRP), prealbumin, albumin, CRP/prealbumin and CRP/albumin were studied as potential prognostic scores at the beginning of PN for clinical outcomes during PN...
August 21, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854184/exploring-virulence-and-immunogenicity-in-the-emerging-pathogen-sporothrix-brasiliensis
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Paula Portella Della Terra, Anderson Messias Rodrigues, Geisa Ferreira Fernandes, Angela Satie Nishikaku, Eva Burger, Zoilo Pires de Camargo
Sporotrichosis is a polymorphic chronic infection of humans and animals classically acquired after traumatic inoculation with soil and plant material contaminated with Sporothrix spp. propagules. An alternative and successful route of transmission is bites and scratches from diseased cats, through which Sporothrix yeasts are inoculated into mammalian tissue. The development of a murine model of subcutaneous sporotrichosis mimicking the alternative route of transmission is essential to understanding disease pathogenesis and the development of novel therapeutic strategies...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851615/assessing-the-role-of-dopamine-in-the-differential-neurotoxicity-patterns-of-methamphetamine-mephedrone-methcathinone-and-4-methylmethamphetamine
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John H Anneken, Mariana Angoa-Perez, Girish C Sati, David Crich, Donald M Kuhn
Methamphetamine and mephedrone are designer drugs with high abuse liability and they share extensive similarities in their chemical structures and neuropharmacological effects. However, these drugs differ in one significant regard: methamphetamine elicits dopamine neurotoxicity and mephedrone does not. From a structural perspective, mephedrone has a β-keto group and a 4-methyl ring addition, both of which are lacking in methamphetamine. Our previous studies found that methcathinone, which contains only the β-keto substituent, is neurotoxic, while 4-methylmethamphetamine, which contains only the 4-methyl ring substituent, elicits minimal neurotoxicity...
August 26, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835354/comparing-inpatient-satisfaction-collected-via-a-web-based-questionnaire-self-completion-and-through-a-telephone-interview-an-ancillary-study-of-the-sentipat-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sarah F Feldman, Nathanael Lapidus, Jacques Cosnes, Emmanuel Tiret, Laurent Fonquernie, Jean Cabane, Olivier Chazouilleres, Laure Surgers, Marc Beaussier, Alain-Jacques Valleron, Fabrice Carrat, Gilles Hejblum
BACKGROUND: Assessing the satisfaction of patients about the health care they have received is relatively common nowadays. In France, the satisfaction questionnaire, I-Satis, is deployed in each institution admitting inpatients. Internet self-completion and telephone interview are the two modes of administration for collecting inpatient satisfaction that have never been compared in a multicenter randomized experiment involving a substantial number of patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare two modes of survey administration for collecting inpatient satisfaction: Internet self-completion and telephone interview...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832847/satisfaction-with-mental-health-community-services-among-patients-relatives
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Luciane Prado Kantorski, Vanda Maria da Rosa Jardim, Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Treichel, Daiane Aquino Demarco, Aline Dos Santos Neutzling, Michele Mandagará de Oliveira, Valéria Cristina Chirstello Coimbra
Objective: This study aims to assess the satisfaction of family members of patients of mental health community services through a tested, validated and previously applied scale in order to allow comparison of results. Methods: The results were obtained by applying the scale SATIS-BR to 1242 relatives of patients of 40 mental health community services in Brazil. The average scores of the three subscales of the SATIS-BR scale were compared using the Wilcoxon test...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829804/classes-1-and-2-integrons-in-faecal-escherichia-coli-strains-isolated-from-mother-child-pairs-in-nigeria
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Babatunde W Odetoyin, Amy S Labar, Adebayo Lamikanra, Aaron O Aboderin, Iruka N Okeke
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance among enteric bacteria in Africa is increasingly mediated by integrons on horizontally acquired genetic elements. There have been recent reports of such elements in invasive pathogens across Africa, but very little is known about the faecal reservoir of integron-borne genes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We screened 1098 faecal Escherichia coli isolates from 134 mother-child pairs for integron cassettes by PCR using primers that anneal to the 5' and 3' conserved ends of the cassette regions and for plasmid replicons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820013/diagnostic-performance-of-central-vein-sign-for-multiple-sclerosis-with-a-simplified-three-lesion-algorithm
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Andrew J Solomon, Richard Watts, Daniel Ontaneda, Martina Absinta, Pascal Sati, Daniel S Reich
BACKGROUND: Detection of a "central vein sign" (CVS) on FLAIR* magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is highly specific and sensitive for multiple sclerosis (MS). We evaluated the specificity and sensitivity of simplified CVS algorithms for MS diagnosis. METHODS: MRIs from 10 participants with MS without additional comorbidities for MRI white matter abnormalities; 10 with MS and additional comorbidities for white matter abnormalities; 10 with migraine, white matter abnormalities, and no additional comorbidities; and 10 who had previously been erroneously diagnosed with MS were evaluated...
August 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812028/expression-profile-of-genes-potentially-associated-with-adequate-glycemic-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Sâmia Cruz Tfaile Corbi, Alliny Souza Bastos, Rafael Nepomuceno, Thamiris Cirelli, Raquel Alves Dos Santos, Catarina Satie Takahashi, Cristiane S Rocha, Silvana Regina Perez Orrico, Claudia V Maurer-Morelli, Raquel Mantuaneli Scarel-Caminaga
Despite increasing research in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), there are few studies showing the impact of the poor glycemic control on biological processes occurring in T2D. In order to identify potential genes related to poorly/well-controlled patients with T2D, our strategy of investigation included a primary screen by microarray (Human Genome U133) in a small group of individuals followed by an independent validation in a greater group using RT-qPCR. Ninety patients were divided as follows: poorly controlled T2D (G1), well-controlled T2D (G2), and normoglycemic individuals (G3)...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803410/an-investigation-of-moral-principles-and-mental-training-in-the-p%C3%A4-li-nik%C3%A4-yas-and-their-implications-for-behaviour-modification-and-mental-health
#10
Ashin Sumanacara
This article explicates the fundamental moral principles and mental training of Buddhism that have implications for behavioural transformation and mental health promotion. These techniques are considered to be effective for transforming the unwholesome thoughts and overcoming the afflictions (āsavas). It investigates some methods of mental training that can be designed to fit the behaviour of a practitioner. It also investigates the three key interdependent elements of mindfulness techniques and, in particular, how a simple practice of mindfulness (sati), full awareness (sampajañña), and proper attention (yoniso-manasikāra) can help us modify our behaviour and achieve mental health...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800408/effects-of-phenanthrene-on-early-development-of-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-thunberg-1789
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Diego J Nogueira, Jacó J Mattos, Patrick R Dybas, Fabrıcio Flores-Nunes, Silvio Tarou Sasaki, Satie Taniguchi, Éder C Schmidt, Zenilda L Bouzon, Márcia C Bícego, Claudio M R Melo, Guilherme Toledo-Silva, Afonso C D Bainy
Phenanthnere (PHE) is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon continuously discarded in the marine environment and bioavailable to many aquatic species. Although studies about PHE toxicity have been documented for adult oysters, the effects on early developmental stages are poorly characterized in bivalves. In this study, the effects of PHE (0.02 and 2.0μg.L(-1)) were evaluated on the embryogenesis and larval development of Crassostrea gigas. Toxicity bioassays, growth and deformities assessment, analysis of shell calcium abundance and transcript levels of genes related to xenobiotic biotransformation (CYP2AU2, CYP30C1), immune system (Cg-Tal) and tissue growth and shell formation (Ferritin, Insulin-like, Cg-Try, Calmodulin and Nacrein) were assayed in D-shape larvae after 24h of PHE exposure...
August 1, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796432/7t-mri-visualization-of-cortical-lesions-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-pediatric-onset-multiple-sclerosis
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Ritobrato Datta, Varun Sethi, Sophia Ly, Amy T Waldman, Sona Narula, Blake E Dewey, Pascal Sati, Daniel Reich, Brenda Banwell
BACKGROUND: Cortical pathology in multiple sclerosis (MS) has been associated with prolonged and progressive disease. 7T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides enhanced visualization of cortical lesions (CLs). Hence, we conducted a pilot study to explore whether CLs occur early in MS, as evidenced by pediatric-onset patients. METHODS: A total of 8 pediatric-onset MS patients were imaged using 7T MRI. CLs were annotated on T1-weighted magnetization-prepared rapid acquisition of gradient echoes images as leukocortical (LC), intracortical, or subpial...
September 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790784/a-clinical-correlation-of-conjunctival-microangiopathy-with-grades-of-retinopathy-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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M A Khan, Manasa Katta, V S Gurunadh, P S Moulick, Sandeep Gupta, Alok Sati
BACKGROUND: Conjunctival microangiopathy has been described among diabetics similar to retinal vessel angiopathy. Correlation of these conjunctival microangiopathy changes with retinopathy may form the basis of screening by external examination without expert fundus evaluation. METHODS: Conjunctival vessels widths and tortuous segment length of conjunctival vessels of 96 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus were photographed and measured by the Zeiss Fundus camera Visupac software...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746570/brazilian-guidelines-for-the-clinical-management-of-paracoccidioidomycosis
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Maria Aparecida Shikanai-Yasuda, Rinaldo Pôncio Mendes, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Flávio de Queiroz-Telles, Adriana Satie Gonçalves Kono, Ana Maria Paniago, André Nathan, Antonio Carlos Francisconi do Valle, Eduardo Bagagli, Gil Benard, Marcelo Simão Ferreira, Marcus de Melo Teixeira, Mario León Silva-Vergara, Ricardo Mendes Pereira, Ricardo de Souza Cavalcante, Rosane Hahn, Rui Rafael Durlacher, Zarifa Khoury, Zoilo Pires de Camargo, Maria Luiza Moretti, Roberto Martinez
Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic fungal disease occurring in Latin America that is associated with rural environments and agricultural activities. However, the incidence and prevalence of paracoccidiodomycosis is underestimated because of the lack of compulsory notification. If paracoccidiodomycosis is not diagnosed and treated early and adequately, the endemic fungal infection could result in serious sequelae. While the Paracoccidioides brasiliensis ( P. brasiliensis ) complex has been known to be the causal agent of paracoccidiodomycosis, a new species, Paracoccidioides lutzii ( P...
July 20, 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729482/brca1-and-brca2-tumor-suppressors-protect-against-endogenous-acetaldehyde-toxicity
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Eliana Mc Tacconi, Xianning Lai, Cecilia Folio, Manuela Porru, Gijs Zonderland, Sophie Badie, Johanna Michl, Irene Sechi, Mélanie Rogier, Verónica Matía García, Ankita Sati Batra, Oscar M Rueda, Peter Bouwman, Jos Jonkers, Anderson Ryan, Bernardo Reina-San-Martin, Joannie Hui, Nelson Tang, Alejandra Bruna, Annamaria Biroccio, Madalena Tarsounas
Maintenance of genome integrity requires the functional interplay between Fanconi anemia (FA) and homologous recombination (HR) repair pathways. Endogenous acetaldehyde, a product of cellular metabolism, is a potent source of DNA damage, particularly toxic to cells and mice lacking the FA protein FANCD2. Here, we investigate whether HR-compromised cells are sensitive to acetaldehyde, similarly to FANCD2-deficient cells. We demonstrate that inactivation of HR factors BRCA1, BRCA2, or RAD51 hypersensitizes cells to acetaldehyde treatment, in spite of the FA pathway being functional...
July 20, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721740/clinical-features-and-subjective-physiological-responses-to-emotional-stimuli-in-the-presence-of-emotion-dysregulation-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Candan Taskiran, Serkan Karaismailoglu, Halime Tuna Cak Esen, Zeynep Tuzun, Aysen Erdem, Zeynep Dicle Balkanci, Anil Barak Dolgun, Sadriye Ebru Cengel Kultur
INTRODUCTION: Emotion dysregulation (ED) has long been recognized in clinical descriptions of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but a renewed interest in ED has advanced research on the overlap between the two entities. Autonomic reactivity (AR) is a neurobiological correlate of emotion regulation; however, the association between ADHD and AR remains unclear. Our aim was to explore the clinical differences, AR, and subjective emotional responses to visual emotional stimuli in ADHD children with and without ED...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702353/longitudinal-mr-spectroscopy-of-neurodegeneration-in-multiple-sclerosis-with-diffusion-of-the-intra-axonal-constituent-n-acetylaspartate
#17
Emily Turner Wood, Ece Ercan, Pascal Sati, Irene C M Cortese, Itamar Ronen, Daniel S Reich
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a pathologically complex CNS disease: inflammation, demyelination, and neuroaxonal degeneration occur concurrently and may depend on one another. Current therapies are aimed at the immune-mediated, inflammatory destruction of myelin, whereas axonal degeneration is ongoing and not specifically targeted. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance spectroscopy can measure the diffusivity of metabolites in vivo, such as the axonal/neuronal constituent N-acetylaspartate, allowing compartment-specific assessment of disease-related changes...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695266/erratum-to-is-there-any-benefit-using-low-intensity-inspiratory-and-peripheral-muscle-training-in-heart-failure-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Tatiana Satie Kawauchi, Iracema Ioco Kikuchi Umeda, Lays Magalhães Braga, Antonio de Pádua Mansur, João Manoel Rossi-Neto, Amanda Guerra de Moraes Rego Sousa, Mário Hiroyuki Hirata, Lawrence P Cahalin, Naomi Kondo Nakagawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693879/profiles-of-the-patient-who-had-compulsory-hospitalization-in-a-district-psychiatric-hospital
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Nalan Gördeles Beşer, Leyla Baysan Arabaci, Satı Bozkurt, Gülçin Uzunoğlu, Gülsenay Taş
OBJECTIVE: It aims to examine the profiles of patients who were treated with compulsory hospitalization between 2011 and 2015 in a district psychiatric hospital. METHOD: In this retrospective and cohort study, hospital records gathered from 202 adult patients who were treated with compulsory hospitalization in units with a bed between 2011 and 2015 in a district psychiatric hospital were examined. In this study, profiles and socio-demographic features of the patients with compulsory hospitalization were evaluated by 23 closed-end and open-ended questions prepared by researchers...
August 2017: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687996/distribution-and-evolution-of-sterols-and-aliphatic-hydrocarbons-in-dated-marine-sediment-cores-from-the-cabo-frio-upwelling-region-sw-atlantic-brazil
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Rafael André Lourenço, César C Martins, Satie Taniguchi, Michel Michaelovitch Mahiques, Rosalinda Carmela Montone, Caio Augusto Magalhães, Márcia Caruso Bícego
We report the distribution of selected lipid biomarkers specifically sterols and aliphatic hydrocarbons in sediment cores from Cabo Frio, SW Atlantic continental shelf, Brazil, corresponding approximately to the last 700 years. In the Cabo Frio region, a costal upwelling occurs as a quasi-seasonal phenomenon characterized by nutrient-rich bottom waters that intrude on the continental shelf and promote relatively high biological productivity compared to other Brazilian continental shelf areas. The results for sterols indicate the predominance of organic matter (OM) inputs related to marine organisms, mainly plankton, in all of the cores along the time scale studied...
July 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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