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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342961/particulate-metal-bioaccessibility-in-physiological-fluids-and-cell-culture-media-toxicological-perspectives
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Bérénice Leclercq, Laurent Yves Alleman, Esperanza Perdrix, Véronique Riffault, Mélanie Happillon, Alain Strecker, Jean-Marc Lo-Guidice, Guillaume Garçon, Patrice Coddeville
According to the literature, tiny amounts of transition metals in airborne fine particles (PM2.5) may induce proinflammatory cell response through reactive oxygen species production. The solubility of particle-bound metals in physiological fluids, i.e. the metal bioaccessibility is driven by factors such as the solution chemical composition, the contact time with the particles, and the solid-to-liquid phase ratio (S/L). In this work, PM2.5-bound metal bioaccessibility was assessed in various physiological-like solutions including cell culture media in order to evidence the potential impact on normal human bronchial epithelial cells (NHBE) when studying the cytotoxicity and inflammatory responses of PM2...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339883/interventions-to-improve-immigrant-health-a-scoping-review
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Esperanza Diaz, Gaby Ortiz-Barreda, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Michelle Holdsworth, Bukola Salami, Anu Rammohan, Roger Yat-Nork Chung, Sabu S Padmadas, Thomas Krafft
: Disparities in health between immigrants and their host populations have been described across countries and continents. Hence, interventions for improving health targeting general populations are not necessarily effective for immigrants. To conduct a systematic search of the literature evaluating health interventions for immigrants; to map the characteristics of identified studies including range of interventions, immigrant populations and their host countries, clinical areas targeted and reported evaluations, challenges and limitations of the interventions identified...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335081/the-impact-of-body-mass-index-and-nuclear-%C3%AE-catenin-on-survival-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-treated-with-preoperative-radiochemotherapy
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Jaime Gomez-Millan, Maria Isabel Queipo, Maria Del Mar Delgado, Lidia Perez-Villa, Alicia Roman, Fernando De la Portilla, Esperanza Torres, Vanessa De Luque, Eloisa Bayo, Jose Antonio Medina
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We examined the prognostic value of obesity and nuclear β-catenin in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS: We prospectively recruited a total of 98 eligible patients with locally advanced cancer for preoperative radiochemotherapy followed by total mesorectal excision. Patients' height and weight were reaorded before radiochemotherapy, and the immunohistochemical expression of nuclear β-catenin was analyzed. Disease-free survival (DFS) was analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier method and a Cox regression model was employed for the multivariate analysis...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323495/vision-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-non-infectious-uveitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Pedro Arriola-Villalobos, Lydia Abásolo, Julián García-Feijoo, Benjamín Fernández-Gutiérrez, Rosalía Méndez-Fernández, Esperanza Pato, David Díaz-Valle, Luis Rodriguez-Rodriguez
PURPOSE: To analyze the influence of socio-demographic, comorbidity, and clinical-related variables in the vision-related quality of life (VR-QoL) of non-infectious uveitis patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study includes 156 consecutive non-infectious uveitis patients from a tertiary uveitis clinic from Madrid (Spain). The main outcome was the log-transformed composite score of the Visual Functioning Questionnaire 25. Bivariate and multivariate ordinary least-squares regression models were performed and results expressed using effect sizes with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)...
March 21, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302777/complete-genome-sequences-of-three-rhizobium-gallicum-symbionts-associated-with-common-bean-phaseolus-vulgaris
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Patricia Bustos, Rosa Isela Santamaría, Olga María Pérez-Carrascal, José Luis Acosta, Luis Lozano, Soledad Juárez, Irma Martínez-Flores, Esperanza Martínez-Romero, Miguel Ángel Cevallos, David Romero, Guillermo Dávila, Pablo Vinuesa, Fabiola Miranda, Ernesto Ormeño, Víctor González
The whole-genome sequences of three strains of Rhizobium gallicum reported here support the concept that the distinct nodulation host ranges displayed by the symbiovars gallicum and phaseoli can be largely explained by different symbiotic plasmids.
March 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301036/factors-associated-with-poor-sleep-quality-in-women-with-cancer
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Thalyta Cristina Mansano-Schlosser, Maria Filomena Ceolim
Objectives: to analyze the factors associated with poor sleep quality, its characteristics and components in women with breast cancer prior to surgery for removing the tumor and throughout the follow-up. Method: longitudinal study in a teaching hospital, with a sample of 102 women. The following were used: a questionnaire for sociodemographic and clinical characterization, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; the Beck Depression Inventory; and the Herth Hope Scale...
March 2, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299339/cytoplasmic-localization-of-wt1-and-decrease-of-mirna-16-1-in-nephrotic-syndrome
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Pablo Zapata-Benavides, Mariela Arellano-Rodríguez, Juan José Bollain-Y-Goytia, Moisés Armides Franco-Molina, Gloria Azucena Rangel-Ochoa, Esperanza Avalos-Díaz, Rafael Herrera-Esparza, Cristina Rodríguez-Padilla
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a glomerular disease that is defined by the leakage of protein into the urine and is associated with hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia, and edema. Steroid-resistant NS (SRNS) patients do not respond to treatment with corticosteroids and show decreased Wilms tumor 1 (WT1) expression in podocytes. Downregulation of WT1 has been shown to be affected by certain microRNAs (miRNAs). Twenty-one patients with idiopathic NS (68.75% were SSNS and 31.25% SRNS) and 10 healthy controls were enrolled in the study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288760/isolation-and-characterization-of-exosomes-derived-from-fertile-sheep-hydatid-cysts
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Mar Siles-Lucas, Carlos Sánchez-Ovejero, María González-Sánchez, Esperanza González, Juan Manuel Falcón-Pérez, Belgees Boufana, Federica Fratini, Adriano Casulli, Raúl Manzano-Román
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a chronic and complex zoonotic disease. Information on the mechanisms involved in parasite establishment, growth and persistence remain limited. These may be modulated by a crosstalk between extracellular vesicles (EVs). EVs including exosomes and microvesicles are able to carry developmental signaling proteins which coordinate growth and establishment of several parasites. Here, an exosome enriched EV fraction was isolated from hydatid fluid (HF) of fertile sheep cysts. A proteomic analysis of this fraction identified a number of parasite-derived vesicle-membrane associated proteins as well as cytosolic proteins...
March 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281316/development-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-nursing-critical-thinking-in-clinical-practice-questionnaire
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Esperanza Zuriguel-Pérez, Anna Falcó-Pegueroles, Juan Roldán-Merino, Sandra Agustino-Rodriguez, Maria Del Carmen Gómez-Martín, Maria Teresa Lluch-Canut
BACKGROUND AND AIM: A complex healthcare environment, with greater need for care based on the patient and evidence-based practice, are factors that have contributed to the increased need for critical thinking in professional competence. At the theoretical level, Alfaro-LeFevre () put forward a model of critical thinking made up of four components. And although these explain the construct, instruments for their empirical measurement are lacking. The purpose of the study was to develop and validate the psychometric properties of an instrument, the Nursing Critical Thinking in Clinical Practice Questionnaire (N-CT-4 Practice), designed to evaluate the critical thinking abilities of nurses in the clinical setting...
March 9, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277255/recommendations-for-the-use-of-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis-including-psoriatic-arthritis-and-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Jacqueline Uson, Estibaliz Loza, Ingrid Möller, Carlos Acebes, Jose Luis Andreu, Enrique Batlle, Ángel Bueno, Paz Collado, Juan Manuel Fernández-Gallardo, Carlos González, Mercedes Jiménez Palop, María Pilar Lisbona, Pilar Macarrón, Joan Maymó, Jose Antonio Narváez, Victoria Navarro-Compán, Jesús Sanz, M Piedad Rosario, Esther Vicente, Esperanza Naredo
OBJECTIVE: To develop evidence-based recommendations on the use of ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging in patients with spondyloarthritis, including psoriatic arthritis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. METHODS: Recommendations were generated following a nominal group technique. A panel of experts (15 rheumatologists and 3 radiologists) was established in the first panel meeting to define the scope and purpose of the consensus document, as well as chapters, potential recommendations and systematic literature reviews (we used and updated those from previous EULAR documents)...
October 27, 2016: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273580/sorption-potential-of-different-biomass-fly-ashes-for-the-removal-of-diuron-and-3-4-dichloroaniline-from-water
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Mar Quirantes, Rogelio Nogales, Esperanza Romero
Hazardous contaminants in water and biomass fly ash spillage are causes for environmental and health concern. We selected five fly ashes generated from olive-mill (O,P, G and H) and greenhouse vegetable (I) waste used as biomass fuel in order to quantify their capacity to remove diuron and 3,4-dichloroaniline (DCA) from water. To understand the sorption processes involved, four kinetic models and two adsorption isotherms were assayed. The pseudo second-order kinetic showed the best fit (R(2)>0.99). The initial adsorption rate constant was found to be faster for DCA than for diuron...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256445/long-term-changes-in-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-treated-with-biological-therapies
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Luis Ortega-Valín, Isabel Mayorga-Bajo, Carolina Prieto-Fernández, Javier Del Pozo-Ruiz, Esperanza Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, Trinidad Pérez-Sandoval
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with biological therapies. METHOD: Observational prospective study performed from October 2006 to May 2011. The inclusion criteria were adult patients, diagnosed with RA, treated for at least one year with anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy (infliximab or etanercept), who had not received other biological treatments previously. A total of 41 patients who completed the study undertook the specific and validated questionnaire QoL-RA Scale 3 times: E1 (September 2006-February 2007), E2 (April 2008-January 2009) and E3 (July 2010- May 2011)...
February 27, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250136/definition-and-reliability-assessment-of-elementary-ultrasonographic-findings-in-calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition-disease-a-study-by-the-omeract-calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition-disease-ultrasound-subtask-force
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Georgios Filippou, Carlo A Scirè, Nemanja Damjanov, Antonella Adinolfi, Greta Carrara, Valentina Picerno, Carmela Toscano, George A Bruyn, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Andrea Delle Sedie, Emilio Filippucci, Marwin Gutierrez, Mihaela Micu, Ingrid Möller, Esperanza Naredo, Carlos Pineda, Francesco Porta, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Lene Terslev, Violeta Vlad, Pascal Zufferey, Annamaria Iagnocco
OBJECTIVE: To define the ultrasonographic characteristics of calcium pyrophosphate crystal (CPP) deposits in joints and periarticular tissues and to evaluate the intra- and interobserver reliability of expert ultrasonographers in the assessment of CPP deposition disease (CPPD) according to the new definitions. METHODS: After a systematic literature review, a Delphi survey was circulated among a group of expert ultrasonographers, who were members of the CPPD Ultrasound (US) Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) subtask force, to obtain definitions of the US characteristics of CPPD at the level of fibrocartilage (FC), hyaline cartilage (HC), tendon, and synovial fluid (SF)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245726/effect-of-tadalafil-administration-on-insulin-secretion-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-obese-men
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Manuel González-Ortiz, Esperanza Martínez-Abundis, Diana M Hernández-Corona, Alejandra M Ramírez-Rodríguez
AIM: To evaluate the effect of tadalafil administration on insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity in obese men without diabetes. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was carried out in obese male patients between 30 and 50 years of age. Eighteen subjects were randomly assigned to two groups of nine patients each. During a 28-day period, subjects received 5 mg orally of tadalafil or placebo each night. Patients were evaluated before and after the intervention...
February 28, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241484/mrna-quantification-of-nipbl-isoforms-a-and-b-in-adult-and-fetal-human-tissues-and-a-potentially-pathological-variant-affecting-only-isoform-a-in-two-patients-with-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome
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Beatriz Puisac, María-Esperanza Teresa-Rodrigo, María Hernández-Marcos, Carolina Baquero-Montoya, María-Concepción Gil-Rodríguez, Torkild Visnes, Christopher Bot, Paulino Gómez-Puertas, Frank J Kaiser, Feliciano J Ramos, Lena Ström, Juan Pié
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a congenital developmental disorder characterized by craniofacial dysmorphia, growth retardation, limb malformations, and intellectual disability. Approximately 60% of patients with CdLS carry a recognizable pathological variant in the NIPBL gene, of which two isoforms, A and B, have been identified, and which only differ in the C-terminal segment. In this work, we describe the distribution pattern of the isoforms A and B mRNAs in tissues of adult and fetal origin, by qPCR (quantitative polymerase chain reaction)...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239916/epidemiology-of-rosacea-in-colombia
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Lili J Rueda, Adriana Motta, Juan G Pabón, Maria I Barona, Esperanza Meléndez, Beatriz Orozco, Ricardo F Rojas
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of rosacea has been estimated around the world in the range of 0-22%. In Colombia, the prevalence of rosacea remains unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of rosacea and the frequencies of its subtypes in Colombia. METHODS: This cross-sectional, multicenter study was conducted in six outpatient dermatology clinics across Colombia. A total of 33 dermatologists conducted a comprehensive medical history and physical examination for all rosacea patients seen at their offices over the course of 2 months...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239341/adeno-associated-viral-vectors-serotype-8-for-cell-specific-delivery-of-therapeutic-genes-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Diego Pignataro, Diego Sucunza, Lucia Vanrell, Esperanza Lopez-Franco, Iria G Dopeso-Reyes, Africa Vales, Mirja Hommel, Alberto J Rico, Jose L Lanciego, Gloria Gonzalez-Aseguinolaza
Adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) have become highly promising tools for research and clinical applications in the central nervous system (CNS). However, specific delivery of genes to the cell type of interest is essential for the success of gene therapy and therefore a correct selection of the promoter plays a very important role. Here, AAV8 vectors carrying enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) as reporter gene under the transcriptional control of different CNS-specific promoters were used and compared with a strong ubiquitous promoter...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236587/lemierre-syndrome-in-an-adult-patient-with-fontan-circulation
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Andrés Carrillo López, Jaime Emilio Herrero Cereceda, Margarita Palmer Sans, María Esperanza Madrid Vergara, Cristina Royo Villa, María Araceli Molina Povedano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229810/ultrasound-of-the-osteoarthritic-joint
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Annamaria Iagnocco, Esperanza Naredo
Ultrasound (US) has acquired an increasing role in the assessment of joint and periarticular abnormalities in osteoarthritis (OA). It is able to image a large set of abnormalities in this disease which include both inflammatory and structural changes at different peripheral joint sites and it is helpful in guiding local procedures that can be easily and safely performed with optimal patient's tolerance. US is a feasible imaging modality that has become a bedside procedure in the rheumatology clinical practice, thus filling the gap between clinical and radiographic evaluations of patients with OA...
February 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229279/immune-dysfunction-and-increased-oxidative-stress-state-in-diet-induced-obese-mice-are-reverted-by-nutritional-supplementation-with-monounsaturated-and-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids
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Caroline Hunsche, Oskarina Hernandez, Alina Gheorghe, Ligia Esperanza Díaz, Ascensión Marcos, Mónica De la Fuente
PURPOSE: Obesity is associated with impaired immune defences and chronic low levels of inflammation and oxidation. In addition, this condition may lead to premature aging. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of a nutritional supplementation with monounsaturated and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on several functions and oxidative stress parameters in peritoneal immune cells of obese mice, as well as on the life span of these animals. METHODS: Obesity was induced in adult female ICR/CD1 by the administration of a high-fat diet (HFD) for 14 weeks...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
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