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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535523/mycophenolate-mofetil-a-possible-alternative-treatment-for-iga-nephropathy
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Olga Baraldi, Giorgia Comai, Vania Cuna, Maria Cappuccilli, Carla Serra, Claudio Ronco, Gaetano La Manna
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common primary glomerulonephritis in developed countries and a leading cause of chronic kidney disease. IgAN is a mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis characterized by diffuse mesangial deposition of IgA, often accompanied by the deposition of IgG and the C3 component of complement in a similar distribution. This condition is in most cases oligosymptomatic, often discovered coincidentally. Currently, there is no specific treatment available for IgAN and the use of immunosuppression therapy is debated...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535277/sensory-impairments-and-cognitive-function-in-middle-aged-adults
#2
Carla R Schubert, Karen J Cruickshanks, Mary E Fischer, Yanjun Chen, Barbara E K Klein, Ronald Klein, A Alex Pinto
Background: Hearing, visual, and olfactory impairments have been associated with cognitive impairment in older adults but less is known about associations with cognitive function in middle-aged adults. Methods: Sensory and cognitive functions were measured on participants in the baseline examination (2005-2008) of the Beaver Dam Offspring Study. Cognitive function was measured with the Trail Making tests A (TMTA) and B (TMTB) and the Grooved Peg Board test. Pure-tone audiometry, Pelli-Robson letter charts, and the San Diego Odor Identification test were used to measure hearing, contrast sensitivity, and olfaction, respectively...
May 23, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534458/association-between-dietary-patterns-and-adiposity-from-4-to-7-years-of-age
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Catarina Durão, Milton Severo, Andreia Oliveira, Pedro Moreira, António Guerra, Henrique Barros, Carla Lopes
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to evaluate the association of 4-year-old children's dietary patterns with adiposity at 7 years, according to child's sex, using a conceptual model. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. Diet was assessed using an FFQ. Age- and sex-specific BMI standard deviation scores (Z-scores) were defined according to the WHO. Fat mass percentage (FM%), fat mass index (FMI) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) were also considered, converted into Z-scores using sex-specific means and standard deviations of the current sample...
May 23, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534448/the-use-of-escherichia-coli-total-antigens-as-a-complementary-approach-to-address-seropositivity-to-leishmania-antigens-in-canine-leishmaniosis
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Carla Lima, João Rodrigo Mesquita, Hugo Brancal, Thomas Vahlenkamp, Ana Rafaela Teixeira, Luís Cardoso, Célia Amorim, Nuno Santarém, Anabela Cordeiro DA Silva
Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is a major veterinary concern and a public health issue. Serological data are essential for disease management. Several antigens used in serological assays have specificity related problems preventing relevant seropositivity values establishment. Herein we report significant seropositivity level disparity in a study cohort with 384 dogs from eight countries, for antigens traditionally used in CanL - soluble promastigote Leishmania antigens (SPLA) and K39 recombinant protein (rK39): 43·8 and 2·9% for SPLA and rK39, respectively...
May 23, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534186/modifiable-and-non-modifiable-factors-associated-with-functional-impairment-during-the-inter-episodic-periods-of-bipolar-disorder
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Andrea Murru, Isabella Pacchiarotti, Norma Verdolini, Maria Reinares, Carla Torrent, Pierre-Alexis Geoffroy, Frank Bellivier, Pierre-Michel Llorca, Eduard Vieta, Ludovic Samalin
The chronic, long-term evolution of bipolar disorder (BD) requires a careful clinical characterization with prognostic implications in terms of symptom and functional control. The OPTHYMUM multicenter study was conducted in France with the objective of evaluating residual symptoms on overall functioning of BD patients during inter-episodic period. The aims of the present study were to identify the potentially modifiable (e.g., treatable) and non-modifiable variables associated with functional impairment during the inter-episodic periods of BD...
May 22, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533007/free-25-oh-d-concentrations-are-associated-with-atopy-and-lung-function-in-children-with-asthma
#6
Suzanne L Pollard, John J Lima, Edward Mougey, Karina Romero, Carla Tarazona-Meza, Katherine Tomaino, Gary Malpartida Guzmán, Nadia N Hansel, William Checkley
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests free mono-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentrations are more strongly linked to certain outcomes than total concentrations; however, no studies have examined the relation between free 25(OH)D and respiratory or allergic disease. OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between total and free 25(OH)D concentrations and asthma outcomes. METHODS: We quantified total and free 25(OH)D concentrations in 137 Peruvian children with asthma and 152 children without asthma and examined associations with asthma outcomes...
May 19, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532875/neck-pain-and-dysphagia-associated-to-disc-protrusion-and-reduced-functional-stability-a-case-report
#7
Michele Margelli, Carla Vanti, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Roberto Andreotti
BACKGROUND: Deglutition dysfunction like dysphagia may be associated with cervical symptoms. FINDINGS: A young female complained of pain on the neck and swallowing dysfunction that was reduced by means of isometric contraction of cervical muscles. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an anterior C5-C6 disc protrusion associated with a lesion of the anterior longitudinal ligament. Barium radiograph showed a small anterior cervical osteophyte at C6 level and dynamic X-ray excluded anatomical instability...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532836/follicular-dynamics-ovarian-vascularity-and-luteal-development-in-mares-with-early-or-late-postpartum-ovulation
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Kleber Menegon Lemes, Luciano Andrade Silva, Maria Augusta Alonso, Eneiva Carla Carvalho Celeghini, Guilherme Pugliesi, Henrique Fulaneti Carvalho, Fernanda Jordão Affonso, Daniela Franco Silva, Ticiano Guimarães Leite, Rubens Paes de Arruda
Follicular development and deviation processes during the postpartum period are not completely known in horses. Thus, we aimed to study the characteristics of follicular dynamics and ovarian vascular perfusion during the postpartum period in mares that demonstrated estrous behavior and had early (<10 days) or late (≥10 days) postpartum ovulation. Ten mares were scanned daily by transrectal ultrasonography from the first day postpartum (d1) to the sixteenth day after the first postpartum ovulation (D0 = ovulation)...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532795/host-cell-tropism-genome-characterization-and-evolutionary-features-of-oapv4-a-novel-deltapapillomavirus-identified-in-sheep-fibropapilloma
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Gessica Tore, Carla Cacciotto, Antonio Giovanni Anfossi, Gian Mario Dore, Elisabetta Antuofermo, Alessandra Scagliarini, Giovanni Pietro Burrai, Salvatore Pau, Maria Teresa Zedda, Gerolamo Masala, Marco Pittau, Alberto Alberti
Investigating papillomavirus (PV) diversity is crucial to fully comprehend pathogenicity, genetic features, and evolution of taxa hosted by domestic and wild animal species. This study reports the identification of OaPV4, a novel ovine PV type within Deltapapillomaviruses 3. The study of OaPV4 genomic features combined to in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry investigations allowed extrapolating several general biological features of ovine PVs, such as their cellular tropism, pathogenicity, and evolutionary history...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532321/-210-polonium-bioaccessibility-assessment-in-algae-for-human-consumption-an-in-vitro-gastrointestinal-digestion-method
#10
Donatella Desideri, Maria Assunta Meli, Carla Roselli, Laura Feduzi, Lucia Ugolini
The occurrence and mobility of natural radioactive element as (210)Polonium ((210)Po) in 13 commercial algae consumed in Italy by humans were determined because the effects on human health need to take into account the bioavailability of these elements. The simulation of gastrointestinal (GIT) digestion was divided into three stages and was accomplished using three different artificial solutions: saliva, gastric, and synthetic bile-pancreas solution. The same sample was treated in two different ways: a) only gastric digestion and b) complete GIT digestion (gastric digestion followed by bile-pancreas solution)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532310/bridging-the-data-gaps-do-we-have-the-right-balance-between-country-data-and-global-estimates
#11
Carla AbouZahr, Ties Boerma, Peter Byass
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532307/global-estimates-of-country-health-indicators-useful-unnecessary-inevitable
#12
Carla AbouZahr, Ties Boerma, Daniel Hogan
BACKGROUND: The MDG era relied on global health estimates to fill data gaps and ensure temporal and cross-country comparability in reporting progress. Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals will present new challenges, requiring enhanced capacities to generate, analyse, interpret and use country produced data. OBJECTIVE: To summarize the development of global health estimates and discuss their utility and limitations from global and country perspectives. DESIGN: Descriptive paper based on findings of intercountry workshops, reviews of literatureon and synthesis of experiences...
January 2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532306/from-instinct-to-evidence-the-role-of-data-in-country-decision-making-in-chile
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Ximena Paz Aguilera, Consuelo Espinosa-Marty, Carla Castillo-Laborde, Claudia Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: The Chilean health system has undergone profound reforms since 1990, while going through political upheaval and facing demographic, health, and economic transformations. The full information requirements to develop an evidence-informed process implied the best possible use of the available data, as well as efforts to improve information systems. OBJECTIVE: To examine, from a historical perspective, the use of evidence during the health sector reforms undertaken in Chile from 1990 to date, and to identify the factors that have both determined improvements in the data and facilitated their use...
January 2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531567/impact-of-body-composition-parameters-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-treated-with-docetaxel
#14
Samantha J Cushen, Derek G Power, Kevin P Murphy, Ray McDermott, Brendan T Griffin, Marvin Lim, Louise Daly, Peter MacEneaney, Kathleen O' Sullivan, Carla M Prado, Aoife M Ryan
BACKGROUND: Body composition may influence clinical outcomes of certain chemotherapeutic agents. We examined the prognostic significance of skeletal muscle mass and adipose tissue on docetaxel toxicity and overall survival in patients with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). METHODS: A retrospective review of patients medical records with mCRPC, treated with docetaxel was conducted. Body composition parameters (skeletal muscle mass, muscle attenuation [MA], visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue) were measured at L3 by computed tomography (CT) and defined using previously established cut points...
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531394/predictive-factors-of-early-mortality-after-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-placement-the-importance-of-c-reactive-protein
#15
Mara Barbosa, Joana Magalhaes, Carla Marinho, Jose Cotter
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is considered one of the preferred routes for long-term enteral feeding. However, early mortality after PEG placement is high. We aimed at analyzing overall and early mortality in patients who underwent PEG insertion and at identifying risk factors of increased mortality after the procedure. METHODS: Retrospective study which included patients who had a PEG insertion at our department between May 2007 and January 2013...
August 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529767/crystal-structure-of-1z-4z-2-4-dimethyl-3h-benzo-b-1-4-diazepine
#16
Carla I Nieto, Rosa M Claramunt, M Carmen Torralba, M Rosario Torres, Jose Elguero
The title compound, C11H12N2, is not planar due to the folding of the seven-membered ring. In the crystal, mol-ecules are packed opposite each other to minimize the electronic repulsion but the long inter-molecular distances indicate that no directional contacts are found.
May 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529160/do-unfavourable-alcohol-smoking-nutrition-and-physical-activity-predict-sustained-leisure-time-sedentary-behaviour-a-population-based-cohort-study
#17
Carla F J Nooijen, Jette Möller, Yvonne Forsell, Maria Ekblom, Maria R Galanti, Karin Engström
Comparing lifestyle of people remaining sedentary during longer periods of their life with those favourably changing their behaviour can provide cues to optimize interventions targeting sedentary behaviour. The objective of this study was to determine lifestyle predictors of sustained leisure time sedentary behaviour and assess whether these predictors were dependent on gender, age, socioeconomic position and occupational sedentary behaviour. Data from a large longitudinal population-based cohort of adults (aged 18-97years) in Stockholm responding to public health surveys in 2010 and 2014 were analysed (n=49,133)...
May 18, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529006/validation-of-a-next-generation-sequencing-pipeline-for-the-molecular-diagnosis-of-multiple-inherited-cancer-predisposing-syndromes
#18
Paula Paulo, Pedro Pinto, Ana Peixoto, Catarina Santos, Carla Pinto, Patrícia Rocha, Isabel Veiga, Gabriela Soares, Catarina Machado, Fabiana Ramos, Manuel R Teixeira
Despite the growing knowledge of the genetic background behind the cancers that occur in a context of hereditary predisposition, personal or family cancer history may not be clear enough to support directional gene testing. Defined targeted next-generation sequencing gene panels allow identification of the causative disease mutations of multigene syndromes and differential diagnosis for syndromes with phenotypically overlapping characteristics. Herein, we established a next-generation sequencing analysis pipeline for the molecular diagnosis of multiple inherited cancer predisposing syndromes using the commercially available target sequencing panel TruSight Cancer...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528278/detection-of-morbillivirus-infection-by-rt-pcr-rflp-analysis-in-cetaceans-and-carnivores
#19
Verna Federica, Giorda Federica, Miceli Ilaria, Rizzo Giovanna, Pautasso Alessandra, Romano Angelo, Iulini Barbara, Pintore Maria Domenica, Mignone Walter, Grattarola Carla, Bozzetta Elena, Varello Katia, Dondo Alessandro, Casalone Cristina, Goria Maria
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528110/effect-of-regulated-deficit-irrigation-on-quality-parameters-carotenoids-and-phenolics-of-diverse-tomato-varieties-solanum-lycopersicum-l
#20
Elena Coyago-Cruz, Mireia Corell, Carla M Stinco, Dolores Hernanz, Alfonso Moriana, Antonio J Meléndez-Martínez
This study aims to evaluate the effects of regulated deficit irrigation (RDI) and of cluster position (CI: first and second cluster; CII: third and fourth cluster; CIII: fifth and sixth cluster) on fruit quality parameters, carotenoids and phenolics in tomatoes. Three common ('Tigerella', 'Palamós' and 'Byelsa') and two cherry varieties ('Lazarino' and 'Summerbrix') were studied. The results showed that the regulated deficit irrigation with reduction of 40 and 50% in the leaf water potential in common and cherry tomatoes did not affect greatly the organoleptic quality of common tomatoes and 'Summerbrix', while cherry varieties were significantly affected with the cluster position...
June 2017: Food Research International
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