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Navin Mukundu Nagesh, Bogdan Chiva Giurca, Suzy Lishman
The trends in modern undergraduate medical education focus on a patient-centred approach through problem-based learning over the traditional modular curriculum. Integrating pathology into this style of learning has resulted in the dilution of core scientific principles which may have contributed to reduced understanding and interest in the subject. We aim to innovate pathology education by utilising National Pathology Week which is organised by the Royal College of Pathologists to develop the public engagement model which empowers students to learn pathology by teaching the public...
February 27, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
L Chiva, J I Pagán, I López, A J Tenza-Abril, L Aragonés, I Sánchez
Actions taken to prevent or reduce coastal erosion often do not have the desired effect, leading to major problems instead of solving the original one. This research focuses on why a nourished beach- with borrowed sand and 0.05% of particles <0.063 mm- causes the presence of suspended particles that are observed by beach users as turbidity. This means that the colour of the water was not its characteristic blue, even with calm wave conditions. This research involved a shoreline evolution analysis and a sedimentological study of the sand from 1977 to 2017...
February 8, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Daniel Vázquez-Vicente, Bárbara Fernández Del Bas, José García Villayzán, Javier Plaza Arranz, Luis Chiva
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective was to review/learn a surgical technique not very well known by gynecologic oncologists. DESIGN: Level of evidence: III SETTING: Review of a surgical technique with emphasis on the paraaortic sentinel lymph nodes using indocyanine green. INTERVENTION: The film features the following steps to perform the procedure: 1. Creating a retroperitoneal window. 2. What to do if the peritoneum is torn. 3. Finding the psoas muscle, right ureter, and common iliac artery...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Jaume Albiol-Chiva, Josep Esteve-Romero, Juan Peris-Vicente
A method based on micellar liquid chromatography to quantify the tyrosine kinase inhibitors axitinib, lapatinib and afatinib in plasma is reported. The sample pretreatment was a simple 1/5-dilution in a pure micellar solution, filtration and direct injection, without requiring extraction or purification steps. The three drugs were resolved from the matrix in 17min, using an aqueous solution of 0.07M sodium dodecyl sulfate - 6.0% 1-pentanol, buffered at pH7 with 0.01M phosphate salt as mobile phase, running under isocratic mode at 1mL/min through a C18 column...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Cristina Chiva, Roger Olivella, Eva Borràs, Guadalupe Espadas, Olga Pastor, Amanda Solé, Eduard Sabidó
The increasing number of biomedical and translational applications in mass spectrometry-based proteomics poses new analytical challenges and raises the need for automated quality control systems. Despite previous efforts to set standard file formats, data processing workflows and key evaluation parameters for quality control, automated quality control systems are not yet widespread among proteomics laboratories, which limits the acquisition of high-quality results, inter-laboratory comparisons and the assessment of variability of instrumental platforms...
2018: PloS One
Leo Rothacker, Anthony Dosseto, Alexander Francke, Allan R Chivas, Nathalie Vigier, Anna M Kotarba-Morley, Davide Menozzi
Soils are key to ecosystems and human societies, and their critical importance requires a better understanding of how they evolve through time. However, identifying the role of natural climate change versus human activity (e.g. agriculture) on soil evolution is difficult. Here we show that for most of the past 12,300 years soil erosion and development were impacted differently by natural climate variability, as recorded by sediments deposited in Lake Dojran (Macedonia/Greece): short-lived ( < 1,000 years) climatic shifts had no effect on soil development but impacted soil erosion...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
Ron Goeree, Sima Chiva-Razavi, Praveen Gunda, Christopher N Graham, LaStella Miles, Efthalia Nikoglou, Steffen M Jugl, Dafna Gladman
OBJECTIVE: The study evaluates the cost-effectiveness of secukinumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that selectively neutralizes interleukin (IL)-17A, versus currently licensed biologic treatments in patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) from a Canadian healthcare system perspective. METHODS: A decision analytic semi-Markov model evaluated the cost-effectiveness of secukinumab 150mg and 300mg compared to subcutaneous biologics adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, golimumab, and ustekinumab and intravenous biologics infliximab and infliximab biosimilar in biologic-naive and biologic-experienced patients over a lifetime horizon...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
Lina Badimon, Rosa Suades, Javier Crespo, Teresa Padro, Gemma Chiva-Blanch
Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death worldwide, and is principally caused by atherosclerosis, with subsequent thrombus formation, eventually provoking an acute myocardial infarction or a stroke. The formation and progression of the atherosclerotic plaques responds to multiple factors including certain diets. Intensive research has elucidated the role of diet in cardiovascular disease and has led to public health policies focusing on educating the population on the role of nutrition in cardiovascular health...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
Gemma Chiva-Blanch, Lina Badimon
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors which severely increases the risk of type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Several epidemiological studies have observed a negative association between polyphenol intake and MetS rates. Nevertheless, there are relatively small numbers of interventional studies evidencing this association. This review is focused on human interventional trials with polyphenols as polyphenol-rich foods and dietary patterns rich in polyphenols in patients with MetS...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
P Padilla-Iserte, L Minig, I Zapardiel, L Chiva, R Laky, J de Santiago
BACKGROUND: It is important to know what a young gynecologic oncologist perceives as a need to achieve a good training in gynecologic oncology. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the level of training in gynecologic oncology in Spain. METHODS: A Web-based anonymous questionnaire was sent via e-mail to Spanish trainees listed in European Network of Young Gynecological Oncology (ENYGO). The survey was developed in four sections: (1) general training in gynecologic oncology, (2) distribution of current clinical activity, (3) surgical training, and (4) perspective future gynecologic oncology...
August 31, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Rocío León-González, Esther García-Esquinas, Emilio Paredes-Galán, Ana Isabel Ferrero-Martínez, José Luis González-Guerrero, Mercedes Hornillos-Calvo, Rocío Menéndez-Colino, Ivett Torres-Torres, María Concepción Galán, Marta Torrente-Carballido, Mayte Olcoz-Chiva, Carlos Rodríguez-Pascual, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Health literacy (HL) has been associated with lower mortality in heart failure (HF). However, the results of previous studies may not be generalizable because the research was conducted in relatively young and highly-educated patients in United States settings. This study assessed the association of HL with disease knowledge, self-care, and all-cause mortality among very old patients, with a very low educational level. METHODS: This prospective study was performed in 556 patients (mean age, 85 years), with high comorbidity, admitted for HF to the geriatric acute-care unit of 6 hospitals in Spain...
July 8, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
José Marco-Del Río, Esther Domingo-Chiva, Pablo Cuesta-Montero, Ana Valladolid-Walsh, Eva María García-Martínez
We describe a recent case of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. A 49-year-old man was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of an Anaesthesia and Resuscitation Department because of a Fournier gangrene that derived in a sepsis, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and renal failure. He was under treatment with cefepime and suffered a generalized status epilepticus, so started treatment with phenytoin. The next day he developed a "maculous cutaneous eruption in trunk and lower limbs" compatible with a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome...
July 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
Paola Quifer-Rada, Gemma Chiva-Blanch, Olga Jáuregui, Ramon Estruch, Rosa M Lamuela-Raventós
SCOPE: The aim of this work was to study the urinary metabolomics changes of participants that consumed beer, nonalcoholic beer (na-beer), and gin. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-three males at high cardiovascular risk between 55 and 75 years old participated in an open, randomized, crossover, controlled trial with three nutritional interventions consisting of beer, na-beer, and gin for 4 wk. Diet and physical activity was monitored throughout the study and compliance was assessed by measurement of urinary isoxanthohumol...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
Angelo Gámez-Pozo, Lucía Trilla-Fuertes, Guillermo Prado-Vázquez, Cristina Chiva, Rocío López-Vacas, Paolo Nanni, Julia Berges-Soria, Jonas Grossmann, Mariana Díaz-Almirón, Eva Ciruelos, Eduard Sabidó, Enrique Espinosa, Juan Ángel Fresno Vara
BACKGROUND: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) accounts for 15-20% of all breast cancers and usually requires the administration of adjuvant chemotherapy after surgery but even with this treatment many patients still suffer from a relapse. The main objective of this study was to identify proteomics-based biomarkers that predict the response to standard adjuvant chemotherapy, so that patients at are not going to benefit from it can be offered therapeutic alternatives. METHODS: We analyzed the proteome of a retrospective series of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded TNBC tissue applying high-throughput label-free quantitative proteomics...
2017: PloS One
E Domingo-Chiva, M Díaz-Rangel, J Á Monsalve-Naharro, P Cuesta-Montero, J V Catalá-Ripoll, E M García-Martínez
Ceftazidime is an antibiotic belonging to the group of third generation cephalosporins, frequently used in clinical practice for its broad antibacterial spectrum. A case report is presented on a 78-year-old man who entered the intensive care unit due to respiratory failure secondary to nosocomial pneumonia in the postoperative period of a laparoscopic hepatic bisegmentectomy for a hepatocarcinoma. It required invasive mechanical ventilation and was treated with ceftazidime, developing a progressive decrease in platelet count after the onset of this drug and after re-exposure to it, not coinciding with the introduction of other drugs...
May 27, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Josep Esteve Romero, Jaume Albiol Chiva, Juan Peris-Vicente, Enrique Ochoa-Aranda
AIM: A micellar liquid chromatographic method to determine several anticancer drugs (pazopanib, dabrafenib and regorafenib) in plasma was developed and validated by the guidelines of the EMA. EXPERIMENTAL: Plasma samples were directly injected, after a 1/5-dilution in a micellar solution. The drugs were resolved in <18 min using a C18 column. The mobile phase was an aqueous solution of 0.12 M SDS - 2% 1-pentanol, buffered at pH 7. The detection was performed by absorbance at 260 nm...
May 18, 2017: Bioanalysis
José Luis Muñoz-Cobo, Sergio Chiva, Santos Méndez, Guillem Monrós, Alberto Escrivá, José Luis Cuadros
This paper describes all the procedures and methods currently used at UPV (Universitat Politécnica de Valencia) and UJI (University Jaume I) for the development and use of sensors for multi-phase flow analysis in vertical pipes. This paper also describes the methods that we use to obtain the values of the two-phase flow magnitudes from the sensor signals and the validation and cross-verification methods developed to check the consistency of the results obtained for these magnitudes with the sensors. First, we provide information about the procedures used to build the multi-sensor conductivity probes and some of the tests performed with different materials to avoid sensor degradation issues...
May 10, 2017: Sensors
Lina Badimon, Patricia Chagas, Gemma Chiva-Blanch
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Diet comprises a mixture of food compounds that has an influence on human health. The relationship between diet and health is extremely complex and strategies to delay or prevent chronic diseases such as CVD are of utmost interest because chronic diseases and more concretely CVD are still the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In this mini-review, we aimed to summarize the current knowledge about the principal diet components that potentially influence CVD initiation and progression...
April 27, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Marta Zmudzinski, Pierre Malo, Christine Hall, Allen Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Varicose vein disease (VVD) affects approximately one third of adults. Cure Conservatrice et Hémodynamique de l'Insuffisance Veineuse en Ambulatoire (CHIVA) is a minimally invasive, vein sparing technique that is emerging as an alternative to ablative techniques for treating VVD. METHODS: This prospective study assessed the rate of recurrence of venous reflux with CHIVA. We evaluated 150 primary procedures with clinical and duplex ultrasound examinations pre and post operatively...
May 2017: American Journal of Surgery
Luis M Chiva, Jose Mínguez, Denis Querleu, David Cibula, Andreas du Bois
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand the current situation of surgical education and training in Europe among members of the European Society of Gynecological Oncology (ESGO) and its impact on the daily surgical practice of those that have completed an accredited fellowship in gynecologic oncology. METHODS: A questionnaire addressing topics of interest in surgical training was designed and sent to ESGO members with surgical experience in gynecologic oncology...
May 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
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