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Jaiberth Antonio Cardona-Arias, Yoneida Elena Carrasquilla-Agudelo, Deisy Cristina Restrepo-Posada
INTRODUCTION: The screening of neurocysticercosis is complex and immunological methods have varying validity. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity of ELISA for antigen and antibody, and EITB for antibody in the screening of neurocysticercosis. METHODS: Meta-analysis of diagnostic tests with an ex-ante protocol implemented in five databases with 15 search strategies, ensuring reproducibility in the selection and extraction of information. Sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios (LR), diagnostic odds ratio and ROC curve were estimated in MetaDiSc, and predictive values, and Youden index were estimated in Epidat...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
E Tarifeño-Saldivia, D Valenzuela-Miranda, C Gallardo-Escárate
The genomic era has increased the research effort to uncover how the genome of an organism, and specifically the transcriptome, is modulated after interplaying with pathogenic microorganisms and ectoparasites. However, the ever-increasing accessibility of sequencing technology has also evidenced regulatory roles of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) related to several biological processes including immune response. This study reports a high-confidence annotation and a comparative transcriptome analysis of lncRNAs from several tissues of Salmo salar infected with the most prevalent pathogens in the Chilean salmon aquaculture such as the infectious salmon anemia (ISA) virus, the intracellular bacterium Piscirickettsia salmonis and the ectoparasite copepod Caligus rogercresseyi...
March 31, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Beatriz Roson-Burgo, Fermin Sanchez-Guijo, Consuelo Del Cañizo, Javier De Las Rivas
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal Stromal/Stem Cells (MSCs), isolated under the criteria established by the ISCT, still have a poorly characterized phenotype that is difficult to distinguish from similar cell populations. Although the field of transcriptomics and functional genomics has quickly grown in the last decade, a deep comparative analysis of human MSCs expression profiles in a meaningful cellular context has not been yet performed. There is also a need to find a well-defined MSCs gene-signature because many recent biomedical studies show that key cellular interaction processes (i...
November 21, 2016: BMC Genomics
Euzeli da Silva Brandão, Iraci Dos Santos, Regina Serrão Lanzillotti, Adriano Menis Ferreira, Mônica Antar Gamba, Luna Azulay-Abulafia
OBJECTIVE: identify nursing diagnoses in patients with immune-bullous dermatosis. METHOD: a quantitative and descriptive research, carried out in three institutions located in Rio de Janeiro and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, using the Client Assessment Protocol in Dermatology during a nursing consultation. Simple descriptive statistics was used for data analysis. RESULTS: 14 subjects participated in the study, nine with a diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus two and three of bullous pemphigoid...
August 15, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
M P Álvarez-Goris, P De la Torre y Fernández, J M Huerta-Hentschel, R Sónchez-Zamora
BACKGROUND: The placental site trophoblastic tumor is the second rarest tumor of trophoblastic disease, with less than 300 cases reported. Clinical presentation it's a diagnostic challenge, it has an unpredictable malignant potential, and it can develop choriocarcinoma and even have simultaneous presentation. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 34 year old woman with chronic transvaginal bleeding since her last cesarean (five months ago), with histologic diagnosis of placental site trophoblastic tumor and inmuno- histoquimic report of choriocarcinoma, this early diagnosis improves her survival prognostic...
May 2016: Ginecología y Obstetricia de México
Luis Delpiano, Leonor Astroza, Jorge Toro
Measles, one of most important inmuno-preventable diseases, remains as a worldwide concern issue with an important morbidity and mortality. Particularly in the America region declared free of measles in 2010 by WHO, they still appear imported cases that origin outbreaks of variable magnitude in susceptible subjects usually none vaccinated which is the current situation in Santiago, the capital city of Chile. In this review we present characteristics of the etiological agent, the disease, epidemiological aspects with national historical focus, impact of immunization programs and outbreaks in Chile, in order to contribute to knowledge and management of this always present public health problem...
August 2015: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
A Marco, R Solé, E Raguer, M Aranda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Tuberculous cold abscesses or gumma are an unusual form of tuberculosis. We report a case of gumma as initial diagnosis of disseminated tuberculosis. METHOD: This case was studied in 2012 in Barcelona ( Spain). Source data was compiled from the electronic clinical records, hospital reports and additional diagnostic testing. RESULTS: Immunocompetent inmate, born in Cape Verde, living in Spain since the age of four...
2014: Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria
Efraín Chavarria-Ávila, Sandra Luz Ruíz Quezada, Milton-Omar Guzmán-Ornelas, Jorge Castro-Albarrán, Maria Elena Aguilar Aldrete, Mónica Vásquez-Del Mercado, Rosa-Elena Navarro-Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Insulin resistance (IR) is a disease with genetic susceptibility characterized by the increase in storage and irregular body fat distribution, and impaired production of adipokines. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to investigate the relationship between 3'UTR+62G>A RETN gene polymorphism, with adiponectin-resistin index (ARindex), adiposity, and inmuno-metabolic markers. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 260 individuals characterized as Mexican-Mestizo and classified in lean and overweight, and IR and without-IR, were included...
November 2013: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Marlenin Díaz Barreto, Gladys M López Bejerano, Consuelo Varela Corona, Ileana Fleitas Estévez
The presence of caretakers/comforters during nuclear medicine examinations is relatively common. These caretakers receive higher doses than the general public, who receive only environmental/background exposure. The aim of this research was to know about the doses received by two significant groups of caretakers: comforters of cancer patients (Group I) and mothers of small children (Group II). The patients were scheduled to undergo two different diagnostic studies: Inmuno-Scintigraphy using a monoclonal antibody bound to (99m)Tc (for adults) and Renal Scintigraphy using (99m)Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (for children)...
December 2012: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Maximiliano Daniel Conde, Yosef Daniel Huberman, Alfredo Mendoza Espinoza, Rosa Inés Delgado, Horacio Raúl Terzolo
In order to evaluate the protection conferred by an experimental inactivated vaccine against infectious coryza, three challenge trials were undertaken using 112 1-day-old broilers. The vaccine "Hepa Inmuno NC" included bacterial antigens of Avibacterium paragallinarum (serogroups A, B, variant B, and C) as well as antigens of Newcastle virus and hepatitis virus. Fifty-six broiler chicks were vaccinated at the first day of life at the hatchery while another 56 chicks were left unvaccinated. Three infection trials were conducted simultaneously using each of the three serogroups A, B, or C of Av...
March 2011: Avian Diseases
L A Rodríguez de Antonio, P Martínez-Sánchez, M M Martínez-Martínez, R Cazorla-García, I Sanz-Gallego, B Fuentes, E Díez-Tejedor
INTRODUCTION: Clinical and laboratory studies have attributed an inmuno-supressor effect to the statins. Furthermore, the administration of simvastatin in the acute onset of stroke has been associated with an increased infection frequency. Our objective is to assess the influence of statins previous treatment on infection after ischemic stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Observational study of patients with ischaemic stroke hospitalised in a Stroke Unit. Demographic data, vascular risk factors, stroke severity, stroke subtype and previous statins treatment were evaluated...
April 2011: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
M Mancini, C Rodriguez, G Bagnis, A Liendo, C Prosperi, M Bonansea, J G Tundisi
Piedras Moras reservoir (32° 10'27" S and 64° 16' 29" W; 832 ha), integrates a series of artificial lakes belonging to the Rio Tercero basin (Córdoba, Argentina). During March 2009 an algal bloom occurred, coinciding with several animal species mortality, mainly wild birds. The goal of this work was to establish the trophic status of the reservoir in relation to that mortality. Variables were evaluated in situ (temperature and water transparency) and samples were taken in order to identify algal species, Chl-a concentration (spectrophotometry) and toxins - total microcystines- (inmuno-enzymatic assay, ELISA)...
October 2010: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
D A de Luis, O Izaola, R Aller, M González-Sagrado, L Cuellar, M C Terroba, T Martín
INTRODUCTION: Postsurgical patients with head and neck cancer could have a high rate of ambulatory complications. The aim of our study was to investigate whether oral ambulatory nutrition of post surgical head and neck cancer patients with recent weight loss, using an omega 3 fatty acids and arginine diet could improve nutritional status and complications. DESIGN: A population of 30 ambulatory post surgical patients with oral and laryngeal cancer and recent weight loss was enrolled...
June 2008: Anales de Medicina Interna: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna
M Benítez, I González Gómez, I González Carmelo, A Palma, S Cruz, E Rodríguez, A Amián, F Fernández M, M J Merino, F Fernández G, C Suárez, J M Onaindía, J González
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an important side effect of heparin therapy associated with significant morbidity and mortality if unrecognized. The platelet count typically falls below 150,000/ll 5-14 days after heparin is started. Thrombosis is the major clinical complication. We present the case gives a patient that develops a deep vein thrombosis ilio-femoral left, with trombocytopenia, one week after beginning treatment with haemodialysis in which Ac anti heparin is detected by test PaGIA (Particle Gel Inmuno Assay...
2007: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
A M Pascual-Lozano, A Salvador-Aliaga, F Coret-Ferrer, J M Láinez-Andrés
INTRODUCTION: The uveo-meningitic syndrome, or the combination of chronic or recurrent meningitis and acute uveitis, has a specific differential diagnosis. This syndrome can be the clinical debut of systemic disorders, vasculophathies, connective tissue disorders and inmuno-mediated diseases. In patients with AIDS, the syndrome often appears in relation with an opportunist concomitant infection of the central nervous system (CNS). CASE REPORT: We present one case of subacute uveo-meningitic syndrome as symptomatic presentation of a early infection of HIV...
September 1, 2005: Revista de Neurologia
R Herranz, D Husson, M Pastor, C Diaz, J Mateos, A Villa, F J Medina, R Marco
Our group has the long-term goal of establishing a permanent colony of Drosophila melanogaster in the International Space Station (ISS) to study its long-term adaptation to this unusual environment. We are currently building an enhanced version of an automatic cultivation unit (ESE1) in which we can grow flies with minimal crew involvement. We are working on a fixation unit as well. We are also adapting current protocols to maintain fixed animals during at least three months, the minimal refurbishment shuttle flight time, with minimal handling and maximal automatization, that can be used for inmuno-cytochemistry, ultrastructure or molecular experiments...
July 2002: Journal of Gravitational Physiology: a Journal of the International Society for Gravitational Physiology
M E Nandí-Lozano, M A Pérez-Delgadillo, C Avila-Figueroa
OBJECTIVE: To compare patients with Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus bacteremia (CoNS-B) and pseudobacteremia (CoNS-PB) in a pediatric hospital. METHODS: Descriptive and comparative study between children diagnosed with CoNS-B and CoNS-PB. RESULTS: A total of 159 children with CoNS positive blood cultures were evaluated. 66 children were classified as CoNS-B (41.5%) and 93 as CoNS-PE3 (58.5%). On the average CoNS was isolated on day 21 among children with bacteremia (B) and on day 2 in those with PB (p < 0...
March 2001: Gaceta Médica de México
A Garrido, J A Lepe, F J Guerrero, S Palomo
AIM: Serologic response of patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) was studied as a predictor of response to IFN therapy and we evaluated the correlation between such response with gender, risk factor, serum ferritin, GGT, Knodell's index and fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A study was carried out in 40 patients with CHC who were treated with interferon-alpha 3 MU 3 times weekly 48 weeks. The diagnosis of hepatitis C was made based upon Inmuno-Blot (core, NS3, NS4 y NS5) and confirmed by detection of HCV-RNA in serum...
December 2000: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
J Doweck, C Quintana, A Barrios, L Monastra, G Lopetegui, O Zerbo, L Schenone, A Giordano, J Valero, Z Kogan, M A Bartellini, R Corti
Screening tests for IG g antibodies against Helicobacter pylori are usefull for a long follow up of patients who were well eradicated. The aim of this study was to determinate and compared sensibility, specificity, positive and negative predictive value of six qualitative serological tests for IG g antibodies detection in the diagnosis of H. Pylori infections. Between May and October 1996 52 patients (30 males and 22 females; median age 42.4 years, range 21-68) with H. Pylori infection assessed on two antral and two corpus biopsies by means of Giema stain and a rapid urease test were tested for IG g antibodies detection...
1997: Acta Gastroenterologica Latinoamericana
M Schraier, S Katz, S Pest, J C Chiocca, J A Costa
In 118 patients with histological proven chronic gastritis, was performed a study of seric antibodies against parietal cells (ACCP), following the indirect inmuno-fluorescence method. The results were positives in 36 cases (30%). Four positives cases were found in 40 normal controls (10%), two of them were compensated diabetics, one have the thyrohyoid Hashimoto's disease, and the remainder, brother of a patient with chronic gastritis, was a positive ACCP. A major positiveness (44.4%) was obtained in 9 cases of gastric atrophy than in 65 cases with atrophic gastritis (32%) and in 44 cases of superficial gastritis (25%); although due to the few cases of gastric atrophy regarding other histological types, conclusions cannot be obtained about the incidence of ACCP and histological variety of chronic gastritis...
1983: Acta Gastroenterologica Latinoamericana
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