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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625590/intranasal-cotinine-improves-memory-and-reduces-depressive-like-behavior-and-gfap-cells-loss-induced-by-restraint-stress-in-mice
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Nelson Perez-Urrutia, Cristhian Mendoza, Nathalie Alvarez-Ricartes, Patricia Oliveros-Matus, Florencia Echeverria, J Alex Grizzell, George E Barreto, Alexandre Iarkov, Valentina Echeverria
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic psychological stress, and major depressive disorder have been found to be associated with a significant decrease in glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) immunoreactivity in the hippocampus of rodents. Cotinine is an alkaloid that prevents memory impairment, depressive-like behavior and synaptic loss when co-administered during restraint stress, a model of PTSD and stress-induced depression, in mice. Here, we investigated the effects of post-treatment with intranasal cotinine on depressive- and anxiety-like behaviors, visual recognition memory as well as the number and morphology of GFAP+ immunoreactive cells, in the hippocampus and frontal cortex of mice subjected to prolonged restraint stress...
June 15, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610638/baderi-an-online-database-to-coordinate-handsearching-activities-of-controlled-clinical-trials-for-their-potential-inclusion-in-systematic-reviews
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Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Gerard Urrútia, Leticia A Barajas-Nava, Diana Buitrago-Garcia, Julieth Vanessa Garzón, María José Martínez-Zapata, Xavier Bonfill
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews provide the best evidence on the effect of health care interventions. They rely on comprehensive access to the available scientific literature. Electronic search strategies alone may not suffice, requiring the implementation of a handsearching approach. We have developed a database to provide an Internet-based platform from which handsearching activities can be coordinated, including a procedure to streamline the submission of these references into CENTRAL, the Cochrane Collaboration Central Register of Controlled Trials...
June 13, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605654/the-impact-of-installing-an-mr-scanner-in-the-emergency-department-for-patients-presenting-with-acute-stroke-like-symptoms
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Stephanie E Honig, Lukasz S Babiarz, Evan L Honig, Saeedeh Mirbagheri, Victor Urrutia, David M Yousem
PURPOSE: We examined the impact of an MR scanner in the emergency department (ED) on ED length of stay (LOS), hospital (H) LOS, hospital admission rate, hospitalization costs, and ED re-presentation rate of patients presenting with stroke-like symptoms (SLS). We hypothesized that the ED MR would increase efficiency of patient care. METHODS: The number of MRIs performed in the ED vs. inpatient setting, EDLOS, HLOS, hospitalization charges, admission rate, discharge diagnoses, and 30-60-day ED re-presentation rates were determined for ED patients with SLS six months before (2011) and after (2012) ED MR installation...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577872/association-of-adiponectin-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-a-mexican-mestizo-population
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Juan Gabriel Juárez-Rojas, Rosalinda Posadas-Sánchez, María Del Rocío Martínez-Alvarado, Margarita Torres-Tamayo, Esteban Jorge-Galarza, Erika Yamel Mancilla-Valenzuela, Carlos Posadas-Romero, Guillermo Celestino Cardoso-Saldaña, María Del Carmen González-Salazar, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón, Aida Xochitl Medina-Urrutia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adiponectin (ADPN) is a cardioprotective adipocytokine, and its association with atherosclerosis development is controversial. The aim of the present study was to assess the association of low ADPN plasma levels with the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis in a Mexican-Mestizo population without history of diabetes or coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: In 818 subjects (53.4 ± 9 years; 49.9% women) anthropometry, subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue, lipids, glucose, C-reactive protein (CRP), insulin, and ADPN levels were determined...
January 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574440/micro-rnas-as-potential-predictors-of-response-to-breast-cancer-systemic-therapy-future-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Campos-Parra Alma D, Cuamani Mitznahuatl Gerardo, Pedroza-Torres Abraham, Vázquez Romo Rafael, Porras Reyes Fany Iris, López-Urrutia Eduardo, Pérez-Plasencia Carlos
Despite advances in diagnosis and new treatments such as targeted therapies, breast cancer (BC) is still the most prevalent tumor in women worldwide and the leading cause of death. The principal obstacle for successful BC treatment is the acquired or de novo resistance of the tumors to the systemic therapy (chemotherapy, endocrine, and targeted therapies) that patients receive. In the era of personalized treatment, several studies have focused on the search for biomarkers capable of predicting the response to this therapy; microRNAs (miRNAs) stand out among these markers due to their broad spectrum or potential clinical applications...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552199/cytoprotective-effects-of-melatonin-on-zoledronic-acid-treated-human-osteoblasts
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F Camacho-Alonso, I Urrutia-Rodríguez, D Oñate-Cabrerizo, R E Oñate-Sánchez, F J Rodríguez-Lozano
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cytoprotective effects of melatonin (MLT) on zoledronic acid (ZA)-treated human osteoblasts. METHODS: Human osteoblasts were exposed to ZA (1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 300 μM) and MLT (1, 10, 50, 100 y 200 μM) for 24, 48 and 72 h of incubation, to evaluate their effects on cell viability. RESULTS: As ZA concentration increased, greater reductions in cell viability of human osteoblasts were induced whether at 24, 48 or 72 h incubation...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546280/absolute-values-of-lung-function-explain-the-sex-difference-in-breathlessness-in-the-general-population
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Magnus Ekström, Linus Schiöler, Rune Grønseth, Ane Johannessen, Cecilie Svanes, Benedicte Leynaert, Deborah Jarvis, Thorarinn Gislason, Pascal Demoly, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Isabelle Pin, Angelo G Corsico, Bertil Forsberg, Joachim Heinrich, Dennis Nowak, Chantal Raherison-Semjen, Shyamali C Dharmage, Giulia Trucco, Isabel Urrutia, Jesús Martinez-Moratalla Rovira, José Luis Sánchez-Ramos, Christer Janson, Kjell Torén
Activity-related breathlessness is twice as common among females as males in the general population and is associated with adverse health outcomes. We tested whether this sex difference is explained by the lower absolute forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) or forced vital capacity (FVC) in females.This was a cross-sectional analysis of 3250 subjects (51% female) aged 38-67 years across 13 countries in the population-based third European Community Respiratory Health Survey. Activity-related breathlessness was measured using the modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) scale...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540504/can-but-don-t-olfactory-discrimination-between-own-and-alien-offspring-in-the-domestic-cat
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Oxána Bánszegi, Elisa Jacinto, Andrea Urrutia, Péter Szenczi, Robyn Hudson
Mammalian maternal care usually comes at a large energetic cost. To maximize their fitness, mothers should preferentially care for their own offspring. However, the majority of studies of mother-offspring recognition have focused on herd- or colony-living species and there is little information on maternal discrimination in more solitary-living species. Olfaction has been found to play a major role in mother-offspring recognition across various taxa. Therefore, our aim was to study this in a species evolved from a solitary-living ancestor, the domestic cat...
July 2017: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537065/-a-descriptive-study-of-hafnia-alvei-isolated-from-stool-samples-an-approach-to-its-clinical-assessment
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M de Frutos, E López, R Aragón, L López-Urrutia, C Ramos, M Domínguez-Gil, L Viñuela, S Garcinuño, J M Eiros
OBJECTIVE: The importance in human diarrhoeal disease of Hafnia alvei is unclear. The objective of the study was to describe the population which was isolated H. alvei in stool cultures and the therapeutic management of these cases in our Health Area. METHODS: A descriptive retrospective study was carried out in 2014 and 2015. Epidemiological, clinical, treatment and evolution variables were collected in the computerized clinical history. RESULTS: A collection of 7,290 stool specimens were processed, 3,321 in 2014 and 3,969 in 2015, of which 58 (1...
May 24, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532342/development-and-testing-of-the-questionnaire-cec-61-knowledge-about-cervical-cancer-in-chilean-adolescents
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María Teresa Urrutia, Macarena Gajardo, Oslando Padilla
Despite a clear association between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, knowledge in adolescent populations regarding the disease and methods for its detection and prevention is deficient. The aim of this study was to develop and test a new questionnaire concerning knowledge on cervical cancer. An instrument was developed and validated to measure knowledge in 226 Chilean adolescents between April and June 2011. Content validity, construct validity, and reliability analysis of the instrument were performed...
May 22, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521961/placebo-effect-and-therapeutic-context-a-challenge-in-clinical-research
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REVIEW
Antoni Morral, Gerard Urrutia, Xavier Bonfill
When we apply a physical or pharmacological treatment, there are many things that may explain the clinical improvement experienced by a patient. The drugs or physical agents applied are important, but we must also add other elements in the context of the patient-therapist relationship. Scientific evidence has proven that the placebo effect exists. This is a true biopsychosocial phenomenon produced by the context in which an intervention is carried out. Biases aside, placebo and nocebo responses are changes in patients' symptoms, due to their participation at the therapeutic meeting, with its rituals, symbols and interactions...
May 15, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511654/oxidative-profiles-of-ldl-and-hdl-isolated-from-women-with-preeclampsia
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G León-Reyes, R F Maida-Claros, A X Urrutia-Medina, E Jorge-Galarza, A M Guzmán-Grenfell, S Fuentes-García, R Medina-Navarro, M A Moreno-Eutimio, J L Muñoz-Sánchez, J J Hicks, Y D Torres-Ramos
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress causes biochemical changes in lipids and proteins; these changes can induce damage to the vascular endothelium and create maternal complications that are characteristic of preeclampsia. In this study, we evaluated the oxidative profile of lipoproteins isolated from women with preeclampsia. METHODS: Thirty women diagnosed with preeclampsia and thirty women without preeclampsia were included in the study. Lipid-damage biomarkers, including conjugated dienes, lipohydroperoxides and malondialdehyde, were measured...
May 16, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509688/a-prevalence-study-of-thoracic-scoliosis-in-chilean-patients-aged-10-20-years-using-chest-radiographs-as-a-screening-tool
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Julio Urrutia, Pablo Besa, Francisco Bengoa
To determine the prevalence of thoracic scoliosis in patients 10-20 years old using radiographs as a screening tool, we studied 783 patients who obtained chest radiographs for nonspinal reasons. We measured thoracic curvature in coronal and sagittal planes; we determined whether age, sex, and sagittal curvature predicted the coronal curvature. The prevalence of scoliosis was 9.3%: 7.0% had curvatures 10°-20°; 1.0% had curvatures 20°-30°; and 1.3% had curvatures of at least 30°. Females (13%) presented larger prevalence of scoliosis than males (4...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509665/evaluation-of-diet-pattern-and-weight-gain-in-postmenopausal-women-enrolled-in-the-women-s-health-initiative-observational-study
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Christopher Ford, Shine Chang, Mara Z Vitolins, Jenifer I Fenton, Barbara V Howard, Jinnie J Rhee, Marcia Stefanick, Bertha Chen, Linda Snetselaar, Rachel Urrutia, Alexis C Frazier-Wood
It is unclear which of four popular contemporary diet patterns is best for weight maintenance among postmenopausal women. Four dietary patterns were characterised among postmenopausal women aged 49-81 years (mean 63·6 (sd 7·4) years) from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study: (1) a low-fat diet; (2) a reduced-carbohydrate diet; (3) a Mediterranean-style (Med) diet; and (4) a diet consistent with the US Department of Agriculture's Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Discrete-time hazards models were used to compare the risk of weight gain (≥10 %) among high adherers of each diet pattern...
May 16, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508620/-prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-in-spanish-women-from-a-population-screening-program
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S García, M Dominguez-Gil, J Gayete, S Rojo, J L Muñoz, J S Salas, C Echevarria, M Blanco, C Ramos, M De Frutos, L López-Urrutia, L Viñuela, S Tamames, P Redondo, J M Jiménez, J M Eiros, R Ortiz de Lejarazu
OBJECTIVE: The human papillomavirus (HPV), is necessary to cause a woman developing cervical cancer. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of women with HPV infection, covered by the program of prevention and early detection of cervical cancer of Castile and León (Spain). METHODS: Samples of women included in the screening program were analyzed. Including a total of 120,326 cervical swab samples, collected in the period from January 2012 to December 2014...
May 10, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502703/cell-death-induced-by-mitochondrial-complex-i-inhibition-is-mediated-by-iron-regulatory-protein-1
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Pamela J Urrutia, Pabla Aguirre, Victoria Tapia, Carlos M Carrasco, Natalia P Mena, Marco T Núñez
Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative damage, often accompanied by elevated intracellular iron levels, are pathophysiological features in a number of neurodegenerative processes. The question arises as to whether iron dyshomeostasis is a consequence of mitochondrial dysfunction. Here we have evaluated the role of Iron Regulatory Protein 1 (IRP1) in the death of SH-SY5Y dopaminergic neuroblastoma cells subjected to mitochondria complex I inhibition. We found that complex I inhibition was associated with increased levels of transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1) and iron uptake transporter divalent metal transporter 1 (DMT1), and decreased levels of iron efflux transporter Ferroportin 1 (FPN1), together with increased (55)Fe uptake activity and an increased cytoplasmic labile iron pool...
May 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501397/effect-of-conjugated-linoleic-acid-and-acetate-on-milk-fat-synthesis-and-adipose-lipogenesis-in-lactating-dairy-cows
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N Urrutia, K J Harvatine
During biohydrogenation-induced milk fat depression (MFD), nutrients are spared from milk fat synthesis and are available for other metabolic uses. Acetate is the major carbon source spared and it may increase lipid synthesis in adipose tissue during MFD. The objective of this study was to compare the effect of trans-10,cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and the amount of acetate spared during CLA-induced MFD on adipose tissue lipogenesis. Nine multiparous, lactating, ruminally cannulated Holstein cows (244 ± 107 d in milk; 25 ± 8...
July 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487885/novel-de-novo-variant-in-ebf3-is-likely-to-impact-dna-binding-in-a-patient-with-a-neurodevelopmental-disorder-and-expanded-phenotypes-patient-report-in-silico-functional-assessment-and-review-of-published-cases
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Patrick R Blackburn, Sarah S Barnett, Michael T Zimmermann, Margot A Cousin, Charu Kaiwar, Filippo Pinto E Vairo, Zhiyv Niu, Matthew J Ferber, Raul A Urrutia, Duygu Selcen, Eric W Klee, Pavel N Pichurin
Pathogenic variants in EBF3 were recently described in three back-to-back publications in association with a novel neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by intellectual disability, speech delay, ataxia, and facial dysmorphisms. In this report, we describe an additional patient carrying a de novo missense variant in EBF3 (c.487C>T, p.(Arg163Trp)) that falls within a conserved residue in the zinc knuckle motif of the DNA binding domain. Without a solved structure of the DNA binding domain, we generated a homology-based atomic model and performed molecular dynamics simulations for EBF3, which predicted decreased DNA affinity for p...
May 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486392/myocardial-injury-after-noncardiac-surgery-mins-in-vascular-surgical-patients-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Bruce M Biccard, David Julian Ashbridge Scott, Matthew T V Chan, Andrew Archbold, Chew-Yin Wang, Alben Sigamani, Gerard Urrútia, Patricia Cruz, Sadeesh K Srinathan, David Szalay, John Harlock, Jacques G Tittley, Theodore Rapanos, Fadi Elias, Michael J Jacka, German Malaga, Valsa Abraham, Otavio Berwanger, Félix R Montes, Diane M Heels-Ansdell, Matthew T Hutcherson, Clara K Chow, Carisi A Polanczyk, Wojciech Szczeklik, Gareth L Ackland, Luc Dubois, Robert J Sapsford, Colin Williams, Olga L Cortés, Yannick Le Mananch, P J Devereaux
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic relevance, clinical characteristics, and 30-day outcomes associated with myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS) in vascular surgical patients. BACKGROUND: MINS has been independently associated with 30-day mortality after noncardiac surgery. The characteristics and prognostic importance of MINS in vascular surgery patients are poorly described. METHODS: This was an international prospective cohort study of 15,102 noncardiac surgery patients 45 years or older, of whom 502 patients underwent vascular surgery...
May 8, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465406/helistroke-neurointerventionalist-helicopter-transport-for-interventional-stroke-treatment-proof-of-concept-and-rationale
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Ferdinand K Hui, Amgad El Mekabaty, Jacky Schultz, Kelvin Hong, Karen Horton, Victor Urrutia, Imama Naqvi, Shawn Brast, John K Lynch, Zurab Nadareishvili
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It is increasingly recognized that time is one of the key determinants in acute stroke outcome when interventional stroke therapy is applied. With increasing device efficacy and understanding of imaging triage options, reducing pre-treatment time loss may be a critical component of improving interventional stroke outcomes for the population at large. Time sensitive procedures such as organ harvest have transported physicians to the patient site to improve time to procedure...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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