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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791634/effects-of-health-education-in-the-elderly-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Francine Golghetto Casemiro, Diana Monteiro Quirino, Maria Angélica Andreotti Diniz, Rosalina Aparecida Partezani Rodrigues, Sofia Cristina Iost Pavarini, Aline Cristina Martins Gratão
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the effects of health education on both cognition and depressive/anxiety symptoms in the elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). METHOD: this is a randomized and controlled clinical trial. Participants (n=22) were recruited from a specialized outpatient clinic, and assigned into two groups: a Health Education Group (HEG) (n=10) and a Control Group (CG) (n=12). The participants were evaluated before and after the intervention, which was composed of classes and dynamics...
2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789576/ventral-striatal-response-during-decision-making-involving-risk-and-reward-is-associated-with-future-binge-drinking-in-adolescents
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Angelica M Morales, Scott A Jones, Alissa Ehlers, Jessye B Lavine, Bonnie J Nagel
Beginning to engage in heavy alcohol use during adolescence, as opposed to later in life, is associated with elevated risk for a variety of negative consequences, including the development of an alcohol use disorder. Behavioral studies suggest that poor decision making predicts alcohol use during adolescence; however, more research is needed to determine the neurobiological risk factors that underlie this association. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, brain activation during decision making involving risk and reward was assessed in 47 adolescents (14-15 years old) with no significant history or alcohol or drug use...
May 7, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788266/dietary-magnesium-alleviates-experimental-murine-colitis-through-upregulation-of-the-transient-receptor-potential-melastatin-6-channel
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Valentina Trapani, Valentina Petito, Angelica Di Agostini, Daniela Arduini, Willem Hamersma, Giuseppe Pietropaolo, Francesca Luongo, Vincenzo Arena, Egidio Stigliano, Loris R Lopetuso, Antonio Gasbarrini, Federica I Wolf, Franco Scaldaferri
Background: Magnesium (Mg) is essential for human health and is absorbed mainly in the intestine. In view of the likely occurrence of an Mg deficit in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the documented role of Mg in modulating inflammation, the present study addresses whether Mg availability can affect the onset and progression of intestinal inflammation. Methods: To study the correlation between Mg status and disease activity, we measured magnesemia by atomic absorption spectroscopy in a cohort of IBD patients...
May 18, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787299/the-influences-of-thermal-processing-on-phytochemicals-and-possible-routes-to-the-discovery-of-new-phytochemical-conjugates
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Fai-Chu Wong, Tsun-Thai Chai, Jianbo Xiao
In our diets, many of the consumed foods are subjected to various forms of heating and thermal processing. Besides enhancing the taste, texture, and aroma of the foods, heating helps to sterilize and facilitate food storage. On the other hand, heating and thermal processing are frequently reported during the preparation of various traditional herbal medicines. In this review, we intend to highlight works by various research groups which reported on changes in phytochemicals and bioactivities, following thermal processing of selected plant-derived foods and herbal medicines...
May 22, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786409/vascular-access-for-haemodialysis-is-the-outcome-improvement-still-possible
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Roberto Gabrielli, Maria S Rosati, Angelica Dante, Maurizio Maiorano, Aldo Musilli, Marco Ventura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785463/the-north-american-forest-database-going-beyond-national-level-forest-resource-assessment-statistics
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W Brad Smith, Rubí Angélica Cuenca Lara, Carina Edith Delgado Caballero, Carlos Isaías Godínez Valdivia, Joseph S Kapron, Juan Carlos Leyva Reyes, Carmen Lourdes Meneses Tovar, Patrick D Miles, Sonja N Oswalt, Mayra Ramírez Salgado, Xilong Alex Song, Graham Stinson, Sergio Armando Villela Gaytán
Forests cannot be managed sustainably without reliable data to inform decisions. National Forest Inventories (NFI) tend to report national statistics, with sub-national stratification based on domestic ecological classification systems. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to report statistics on ecosystems that span international borders, as global change and globalization expand stakeholders' spheres of concern. The state of a transnational ecosystem can only be properly assessed by examining the entire ecosystem...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784675/radiation-followed-by-ox40-stimulation-drives-local-and-abscopal-antitumor-effects-in-an-anti-pd1-resistant-lung-tumor-model
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Sharareh Niknam, Hampartsoum B Barsoumian, Jonathan E Schoenhals, Heather Jackson, Niranjan Yanamandra, Mauricio S Caetano, Ailin Li, Ahmed I Younes, Alexandra P Cadena, Taylor R Cushman, Joe Y Chang, Quynh Nguyen, Daniel R Gomez, Adi Diab, John V Heymach, Patrick Hwu, Maria Angelica Cortez, James W Welsh
PURPOSE: Radiation is used extensively to treat localized cancer, but improved understanding of its effects on the immune system have increased interest in its potential systemic (abscopal) effects, particularly in combination with checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-PD1. The majority of patients either do not respond or develop resistance to monotherapy over time. Here, we investigated the efficacy of OX40 (CD134) stimulation as an alternative immunotherapeutic approach in combination with radiotherapy (XRT) in a murine model of anti-PD1-resistant lung tumors...
May 21, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784321/iridoid-blue-based-pigments-of-genipa-americana-l-rubiaceae-extract-influence-of-ph-and-temperature-on-color-stability-and-antioxidant-capacity-during-in-vitro-simulated-digestion
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Iramaia Angélica Neri-Numa, Celio Fernando Figueiredo Angolini, Juliano Lemos Bicas, Ana Lucia Tasca Gois Ruiz, Glaucia Maria Pastore
Iridoid blue-based pigments (IBBP) extract of Genipa americana L. represents a natural alternative additive for food applications and also exerts desirable biological effects on human health. In this study the iridoids present in the extract were identified, the influence of pH and temperature on color difference (ΔE) of IBBP was evaluated using a central composite design (CCD) and finally the antioxidant capacity was monitored before and after its in vitro digestion. Ten glucoside iridoids were detected and the main compounds identified were genipin, genipin 1-β-gentiobioside and geniposide...
October 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781059/water-decontamination-containing-nitrate-using-biosorption-with-moringa-oleifera-in-dynamic-mode
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Rebecca Manesco Paixão, Isabela Maria Reck, Raquel Guttierres Gomes, Rosângela Bergamasco, Marcelo Fernandes Vieira, Angélica Marquetotti Salcedo Vieira
This study was conducted to assess the feasibility of using Moringa oleifera Lam. (MO) seeds in the biosorption of nitrate present in aqueous solutions by means of batch and fixed-bed column biosorption processes. The batch assays showed that nitrate biosorption is enhanced under experimental conditions of pH 3 and a biosorbent mass of 0.05 g. For the experiments in dynamic mode, the results obtained from the statistical parameters showed that lesser pH, lesser feed flow rate, and higher initial concentration will result in an increase of the maximum capacity of the bed...
May 20, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779762/validation-of-clinical-indicators-of-the-nursing-diagnosis-of-ineffective-protection-in-adolescents-with-cancer
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Marília Mendes Nunes, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, Viviane Martins da Silva, Tânia Alteniza Leandro, Nathaly Bianka Moraes Fróes, Aline de Aquino Peres Almeida, Bianca Alves Sobreira, Vinícius Mendes Nunes, Angélica Paixão de Menezes, Gabriele de Lima Ferreira
PURPOSE: To validate the clinical indicators of the nursing diagnosis of Ineffective protection in adolescents with cancer based on diagnostic accuracy measurements. DESIGN AND METHODS: Measurements of sensitivity and specificity for the indicators were calculated using latent class analysis with random effects in a sample of 127 adolescents between 10 and 19 years of age. RESULTS: The prevalence of diagnosis was estimated at 93.7%. The indicators deficient immunity and weakness showed higher sensitivity values, whereas opportunistic infections, recurrent infections, insomnia, mucosal lesions, and coughing showed high specificity...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776368/comparing-risk-environments-for-hiv-among-people-who-inject-drugs-from-three-cities-in-northern-mexico
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Angelica Ospina-Escobar, Carlos Magis-Rodríguez, Fatima Juárez, Dan Werb, Sergio Bautista Arredondo, Rubén Carreón, María Elena Ramos, Steffanie Strathdee
BACKGROUND: A large body of research has investigated the rise of injection drug use and HIV transmission in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez (CJ). However, little is known about the dynamics of injecting in Hermosillo. This study compares drug-related behaviors and risk environment for HIV of people who inject drugs (PWID) across Tijuana, CJ, and Hermosillo to identify factors that could explain differences in HIV prevalence. METHODS: Data from Tijuana belong to a prospective study (El Cuete IV)...
May 18, 2018: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775915/impact-of-declining-exposure-to-secondhand-tobacco-smoke-in-public-places-to-decreasing-smoking-related-cancer-mortality-in-the-us-population
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Esther García-Esquinas, Angélica Jiménez, Roberto Pastor-Barriuso, Miranda R Jones, Beatriz Perez-Gomez, Ana Navas-Acien, Maria Tellez-Plaza
BACKGROUND: The major decrease in exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) in public places in recent decades could have contributed to the decline in smoking-related cancer mortality observed in the US population. METHODS: Prospective study among 11,856 non-smoking adults aged ≥40 years who participated in NHANES 1988-1994 or 1999-2004 and were followed for mortality through 2006. We estimated the amount of change in cancer mortality over time attributed to the intermediate pathway of changes in SHS exposure in public places, after adjustment for risk factors and SHS exposure at home...
May 15, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774306/leber-s-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-lhon-in-an-apulian-cohort-of-subjects
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Angelica Bianco, Luigi Bisceglia, Paolo Trerotoli, Luciana Russo, Leonardo D'Agruma, Silvana Guerriero, Vittoria Petruzzella
Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a maternally inherited disorder that causes severe loss of sight in young adults, and is typically associated to mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations. Heteroplasmy of primary LHON mutations, presence of 'ancillary' mtDNA mutations, and mtDNA copy number are probably correlated with the penetrance and the severity of the disease. In this study, we performed a mutational screening in an Apulian cohort of LHON patients and we found that 41 out of 54 subjects harbored the m...
September 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773881/evaluation-of-vascular-changes-with-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-after-ruthenium-106-brachytherapy-of-circumscribed-choroidal-hemangioma
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Gilda Cennamo, Claudia Rossi, Maria Angelica Breve, Nunzio Velotti, Antonio Farella, Raffaele Liuzzi, Giovanni Cennamo
PURPOSE: To describe the vascular changes of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma (CCH) after ruthenium-106 brachytherapy using optical coherence tomography angiography (angio-OCT). METHODS: Seven eyes of 7 patients diagnosed with symptomatic CCH who underwent ruthenium-106 plaque radiotherapy were included in the study. Patients underwent complete ophthalmic examination, bulbar echography and angio-OCT. The same protocol was applied 1 year after ruthenium-106 brachytherapy...
May 18, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773857/development-and-worldwide-use-of-non-lethal-and-minimal-population-level-impact-protocols-for-the-isolation-of-amphibian-chytrid-fungi
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Matthew C Fisher, Pria Ghosh, Jennifer M G Shelton, Kieran Bates, Lola Brookes, Claudia Wierzbicki, Gonçalo M Rosa, Rhys A Farrer, David M Aanensen, Mario Alvarado-Rybak, Arnaud Bataille, Lee Berger, Susanne Böll, Jaime Bosch, Frances C Clare, Elodie A Courtois, Angelica Crottini, Andrew A Cunningham, Thomas M Doherty-Bone, Fikirte Gebresenbet, David J Gower, Jacob Höglund, Timothy Y James, Thomas S Jenkinson, Tiffany A Kosch, Carolina Lambertini, Anssi Laurila, Chun-Fu Lin, Adeline Loyau, An Martel, Sara Meurling, Claude Miaud, Pete Minting, Serge Ndriantsoa, Simon J O'Hanlon, Frank Pasmans, Tsanta Rakotonanahary, Falitiana C E Rabemananjara, Luisa P Ribeiro, Dirk S Schmeller, Benedikt R Schmidt, Lee Skerratt, Freya Smith, Claudio Soto-Azat, Giulia Tessa, Luís Felipe Toledo, Andrés Valenzuela-Sánchez, Ruhan Verster, Judit Vörös, Bruce Waldman, Rebecca J Webb, Che Weldon, Emma Wombwell, Kelly R Zamudio, Joyce E Longcore, Trenton W J Garner
Parasitic chytrid fungi have emerged as a significant threat to amphibian species worldwide, necessitating the development of techniques to isolate these pathogens into culture for research purposes. However, early methods of isolating chytrids from their hosts relied on killing amphibians. We modified a pre-existing protocol for isolating chytrids from infected animals to use toe clips and biopsies from toe webbing rather than euthanizing hosts, and distributed the protocol to researchers as part of the BiodivERsA project RACE; here called the RML protocol...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773597/hematopoietic-stem-cell-loss-and-hematopoietic-failure-in-severe-aplastic-anemia-is-driven-by-macrophages-and-aberrant-podoplanin-expression
#16
Amanda McCabe, Julianne N P Smith, Angelica Costello, Jackson Maloney, Divya Katikaneni, Katherine C MacNamara
Severe aplastic anemia results from profound hematopoietic stem cell loss. T cells and interferon gamma have long been associated with severe aplastic anemia, yet the underlying mechanisms driving hematopoietic stem cell loss remain unknown. Using a mouse model of severe aplastic anemia, we demonstrate that interferon gamma-dependent hematopoietic stem cell loss required macrophages. Interferon gamma was necessary for bone marrow macrophage persistence, despite loss of other myeloid cells and hematopoietic stem cells...
May 17, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771176/potential-use-of-cxcl12-cxcr4-and-sonic-hedgehog-pathways-as-therapeutic-targets-in-medulloblastoma
#17
Marla Karine Amarante, Glauco Akelinghton Freire Vitiello, Marcos Henrique Rosa, Igor Alves Mancilla, Maria Angelica Ehara Watanabe
Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common malignant brain tumor occurring in children, and although high long-term survival rates have been reached with current therapeutic protocols, several neurological injuries are still observed among survivors. It has been shown that the development of MB is highly dependent on the microenvironment surrounding it and that the CXCL12 chemokine and its receptor, CXCR4 and the Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) pathway are crucial for cerebellar development, coordinating proliferation and migration of embryonic cells and malfunctions in these axes can lead to MB development...
May 17, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770538/integral-bhlh-factor-regulation-of-cell-cycle-exit-and-rgc-differentiation
#18
Kate A Maurer, Angelica Kowalchuk, Farnaz Shoja-Taheri, Nadean L Brown
BACKGROUND: In the developing mouse embryo, the bHLH transcription factor Neurog2 is transiently expressed by retinal progenitor cells and required for the initial wave of neurogenesis. Remarkably, another bHLH factor, Ascl1, normally not present in the embryonic Neurog2 retinal lineage, can rescue the temporal phenotypes of Neurog2 mutants. RESULTS: Here we show that Neurog2 simultaneously promotes terminal cell cycle exit and retinal ganglion cell differentiation, using mitotic window labeling and integrating these results with retinal marker quantifications...
May 17, 2018: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768622/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-cytokine-related-genes-and-association-with-clinical-outcome-in-a-chagas-disease-case-control-study-from-brazil
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Lucia Elena Alvarado-Arnez, Angelica Martins Batista, Silvia Marinho Alves, Gloria Melo, Virgínia Maria Barros de Lorena, Cynthia C Cardoso, Isabela Resende Pereira, Cristina Carrazzone, Antonio G Pacheco, Wilson Oliveira, Milton Ozório Moraes, Joseli Lannes-Vieira
BACKGROUND: The severity of chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy (CCC), the most frequent clinical outcome of Chagas disease (CD), has been associated with cytokine-enriched heart tissue inflammation, and high serum levels of transforming growth factor (TGFβ), interferon-gamma (IFNγ), and tumour necrosis factor (TNF). Conversely, increased interleukin (IL)-10 serum concentrations have been associated with asymptomatic CD. Cytokines and cytokine-related gene polymorphisms may control cytokine expression and have been proposed to contribute to CCC outcomes...
May 14, 2018: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768605/-transcultural-adaptation-of-the-antifat-attitudes-test-to-brazilian-portuguese
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Angélica Almeida Obara, Marle Dos Santos Alvarenga
Obese individuals are often blamed for their own condition and the targets of discrimination and prejudice. The scope of this study is to describe the cross-cultural adaptation to Brazilian Portuguese and the validation of the Antifat Attitudes Test - specifically developed for evaluation of negative attitudes toward the obese individual. The scale has 34 statements distributed in three subscales - Social/Character Disparagement (15 items), Physical/Romantic Unattractiveness (10 items) and Weight Control/Blame (9 items)...
May 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
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