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  1. Performance of the auxotrophic Saccharomyces cerevisiae BY4741 as host for the production of IL-1β in aerated fed-batch reactor: role of ACA supplementation, strain viability, and maintenance energy

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    Zueco Jesus

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Saccharomyces cerevisiae BY4741 is an auxotrophic commonly used strain. In this work it has been used as host for the expression and secretion of human interleukin-1β (IL1β, using the cell wall protein Pir4 as fusion partner. To achieve high cell density and, consequently, high product yield, BY4741 [PIR4-IL1β] was cultured in an aerated fed-batch reactor, using a defined mineral medium supplemented with casamino acids as ACA (auxotrophy-complementing amino acid source. Also the S. cerevisiae mutant BY4741 Δyca1 [PIR4-IL1β], carrying the deletion of the YCA1 gene coding for a caspase-like protein involved in the apoptotic response, was cultured in aerated fed-batch reactor and compared to the parental strain, to test the effect of this mutation on strain robustness. Viability of the producer strains was examined during the runs and a mathematical model, which took into consideration the viable biomass present in the reactor and the glucose consumption for both growth and maintenance, was developed to describe and explain the time-course evolution of the process for both, the BY4741 parental and the BY4741 Δyca1 mutant strain. Results Our results show that the concentrations of ACA in the feeding solution, corresponding to those routinely used in the literature, are limiting for the growth of S. cerevisiae BY4741 [PIR4-IL1β] in fed-batch reactor. Even in the presence of a proper ACA supplementation, S. cerevisiae BY4741 [PIR4-IL1β] did not achieve a high cell density. The Δyca1 deletion did not have a beneficial effect on the overall performance of the strain, but it had a clear effect on its viability, which was not impaired during fed-batch operations, as shown by the kd value (0.0045 h-1, negligible if compared to that of the parental strain (0.028 h-1. However, independently of their robustness, both the parental and the Δyca1 mutant ceased to grow early during fed-batch runs, both strains using most of the

  2. Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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  3. Tryptophan provision by dietary supplementation of a Bacillus subtilis mutant strain in piglets

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    Torres-Pitarch, A; Nielsen, B.; Canibe, Nuria;

    2015-01-01

    Supplementing Bacillus (B.) subtilis mutants selected to overproduce a specific amino acid (AA) may be an alternative method to provide essential AA in pig diets. Two experiments on a B. subtilis strain selected to overproduce Trp were conducted using 8-kg pigs fed Trp-deficient diets for 20 d. B....... subtilis were supplied in a low or high dose in Experiments 1 and 2, respectively. The Trp-deficient diet (0.15 SID Trp:Lys) reduced (p < .05) both gain and feed intake of piglets compared to the positive control diet (0.17 SID Trp:Lys). Supplementation of the B. subtilis strain was not able to...... counterbalance the Trp deficiency in any of the two experiments. No effect of B. subtilis supplementation to piglet diets was observed on the plasma AA profile. In conclusion, this mutant strain of B. subtilis was not able to compensate a Trp deficiency in the tested doses....

  4. The effect of multivitamin-multimineral supplementation on the health status of inbred Wistar and spontaneously hypertensive rat strains

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    Rosemarie U. Höfler; Mahendra L. Channa; Anand Nadar

    2016-01-01

    The nutraceutical industry has proliferated in recent years, with the most popular form of supplementation being the multivitamin-multimineral (MVMM) supplement. In the animal health sector, supplement use has also expanded. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of MVMM supplementation, beneficial or otherwise, on the general health status of the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) strain, an animal model used in hypertension research. A commercially prepared MVMM suppleme...

  5. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG-supplemented formula expands butyrate-producing bacterial strains in food allergic infants

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    Berni Canani, Roberto; Sangwan, Naseer; Stefka, Andrew T; Nocerino, Rita; Paparo, Lorella; Aitoro, Rosita; Calignano, Antonio; Khan, Aly A; Gilbert, Jack A; Nagler, Cathryn R

    2016-01-01

    Dietary intervention with extensively hydrolyzed casein formula supplemented with Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (EHCF+LGG) accelerates tolerance acquisition in infants with cow's milk allergy (CMA). We examined whether this effect is attributable, at least in part, to an influence on the gut microbiota. Fecal samples from healthy controls (n=20) and from CMA infants (n=19) before and after treatment with EHCF with (n=12) and without (n=7) supplementation with LGG were compared by 16S rRNA-based operational taxonomic unit clustering and oligotyping. Differential feature selection and generalized linear model fitting revealed that the CMA infants have a diverse gut microbial community structure dominated by Lachnospiraceae (20.5±9.7%) and Ruminococcaceae (16.2±9.1%). Blautia, Roseburia and Coprococcus were significantly enriched following treatment with EHCF and LGG, but only one genus, Oscillospira, was significantly different between infants that became tolerant and those that remained allergic. However, most tolerant infants showed a significant increase in fecal butyrate levels, and those taxa that were significantly enriched in these samples, Blautia and Roseburia, exhibited specific strain-level demarcations between tolerant and allergic infants. Our data suggest that EHCF+LGG promotes tolerance in infants with CMA, in part, by influencing the strain-level bacterial community structure of the infant gut. PMID:26394008

  6. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG-supplemented formula expands butyrate-producing bacterial strains in food allergic infants.

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    Berni Canani, Roberto; Sangwan, Naseer; Stefka, Andrew T; Nocerino, Rita; Paparo, Lorella; Aitoro, Rosita; Calignano, Antonio; Khan, Aly A; Gilbert, Jack A; Nagler, Cathryn R

    2016-03-01

    Dietary intervention with extensively hydrolyzed casein formula supplemented with Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (EHCF+LGG) accelerates tolerance acquisition in infants with cow's milk allergy (CMA). We examined whether this effect is attributable, at least in part, to an influence on the gut microbiota. Fecal samples from healthy controls (n=20) and from CMA infants (n=19) before and after treatment with EHCF with (n=12) and without (n=7) supplementation with LGG were compared by 16S rRNA-based operational taxonomic unit clustering and oligotyping. Differential feature selection and generalized linear model fitting revealed that the CMA infants have a diverse gut microbial community structure dominated by Lachnospiraceae (20.5±9.7%) and Ruminococcaceae (16.2±9.1%). Blautia, Roseburia and Coprococcus were significantly enriched following treatment with EHCF and LGG, but only one genus, Oscillospira, was significantly different between infants that became tolerant and those that remained allergic. However, most tolerant infants showed a significant increase in fecal butyrate levels, and those taxa that were significantly enriched in these samples, Blautia and Roseburia, exhibited specific strain-level demarcations between tolerant and allergic infants. Our data suggest that EHCF+LGG promotes tolerance in infants with CMA, in part, by influencing the strain-level bacterial community structure of the infant gut. PMID:26394008

  7. The effect of multivitamin-multimineral supplementation on the health status of inbred Wistar and spontaneously hypertensive rat strains.

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    Höfler, Rosemarie U; Channa, Mahendra L; Nadar, Anand

    2016-01-01

    The nutraceutical industry has proliferated in recent years, with the most popular form of supplementation being the multivitamin-multimineral (MVMM) supplement. In the animal health sector, supplement use has also expanded. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of MVMM supplementation, beneficial or otherwise, on the general health status of the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) strain, an animal model used in hypertension research. A commercially prepared MVMM supplement was given tri-weekly via oral dosing for 8 weeks to two groups of seven adult female SHR and Wistar rats. Their corresponding control groups were dosed with deionised water only. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, growth rate and food and water intake were measured weekly. At the end of 8 weeks, the animals were euthanased and a full blood profile, urine sodium to potassium ratio, blood urea nitrogen levels and total plasma cholesterol was measured for all groups. The results indicated that growth rate was higher for the SHR supplemented group. Supplementation also decreased diastolic blood pressure in both Wistar and SHR groups and increased red blood cell count and decreased total cholesterol in the SHR group. No adverse effects on the general health status of the animals were observed. MVMM supplementation may therefore be useful in aiding growth and delaying the onset of hypertension and its effects. It may also assist in the longevity of the breeding stock of SHR rats. PMID:27381881

  8. The effect of multivitamin-multimineral supplementation on the health status of inbred Wistar and spontaneously hypertensive rat strains

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    Rosemarie U. Höfler

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The nutraceutical industry has proliferated in recent years, with the most popular form of supplementation being the multivitamin-multimineral (MVMM supplement. In the animal health sector, supplement use has also expanded. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of MVMM supplementation, beneficial or otherwise, on the general health status of the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR strain, an animal model used in hypertension research. A commercially prepared MVMM supplement was given tri-weekly via oral dosing for 8 weeks to two groups of seven adult female SHR and Wistar rats. Their corresponding control groups were dosed with deionised water only. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, growth rate and food and water intake were measured weekly. At the end of 8 weeks, the animals were euthanased and a full blood profile, urine sodium to potassium ratio, blood urea nitrogen levels and total plasma cholesterol was measured for all groups. The results indicated that growth rate was higher for the SHR supplemented group. Supplementation also decreased diastolic blood pressure in both Wistar and SHR groups and increased red blood cell count and decreased total cholesterol in the SHR group. No adverse effects on the general health status of the animals were observed. MVMM supplementation may therefore be useful in aiding growth and delaying the onset of hypertension and its effects. It may also assist in the longevity of the breeding stock of SHR rats.Keywords: multivitamin-multimineral (MVMM supplementation; hypertension; spontaneously hypertensive rats (BRU; Wistar rats; breeding stock

  9. Malondialdeído e troponina I cardíaca em equinos da raça Puro Sangue Árabe submetidos ao exercício e à suplementação com vitamina E Malondialdehyde and cardiac troponin I in Arabian horses subjected to exercise and vitamin E supplementation

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    Letícia Andreza Yonezawa

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Para avaliar o efeito do exercício físico, do treinamento e da suplementação com vitamina E sobre o malondialdeído (MDA e a troponina I cardíaca (cTnI séricos, foram utilizados 16 equinos da raça Puro Sangue Árabe, sem treinamento, divididos em dois grupos de oito: controle e suplementado com vitamina E. Ambos os grupos foram submetidos a provas de exercício progressivo em esteira de alta velocidade inclinada a +7%, antes (P1 e após (P2 o período de treinamento de 20 dias. Foram determinadas as concentrações séricas de MDA, vitamina E e cTnI e realizou-se o eletrocardiograma de repouso antes e após as provas P1 e P2. Os resultados sugerem a ocorrência do estresse oxidativo ocasionado pelo exercício, determinado por meio do aumento de MDA sérico. Em alguns animais, houve um discreto aumento de cTnI associado à detecção de complexos ventriculares prematuros, mas que não representou lesão cardíaca expressiva. Não houve efeito do treinamento sobre o estresse oxidativo. Portanto, é possível concluir que o exercício físico progressivo promoveu a lipoperoxidação nessas condições, que não foi prevenida pela suplementação com vitamina E nem pelo treinamento, mas não foi suficiente para causar uma lesão cardíaca significativa.To evaluate the effect of exercise, training and vitamin E supplementation on serum malondialdehyde (MDA and cardiac troponin I (cTnI, sixteen adult untrained Arabian horses were divided into 2 groups of 8 animals each, control and supplemented with vitamin E. Both groups had incremental exercise tests performed on a high-speed treadmill at a +7% slope, before (P1 and after (P2 a training period of 20 days. Serum concentrations of MDA, vitamin E and cTnI, and resting electrocardiogram were performed before and after P1 and P2. Results suggested that oxidative stress was induced by exercise as measured by serum MDA increase. In some animals, there was a subtle increase in cTnI concentration

  10. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG-supplemented formula expands butyrate-producing bacterial strains in food allergic infants

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    Berni Canani, Roberto; Sangwan, Naseer; Stefka, Andrew T.; Nocerino, Rita; Paparo, Lorella; Aitoro, Rosita; Calignano, Antonio; Khan, Aly A.; Gilbert, Jack A.; Nagler, Cathryn R.

    2015-01-01

    Dietary intervention with extensively hydrolyzed casein formula supplemented with Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (EHCF+LGG) accelerates tolerance acquisition in infants with cow's milk allergy (CMA). We examined whether this effect is attributable, at least in part, to an influence on the gut microbiota. Fecal samples from healthy controls (n=20) and from CMA infants (n=19) before and after treatment with EHCF with (n=12) and without (n=7) supplementation with LGG were compared by 16S rRNA-based ...

  11. Determination and Analysis of the Putative AcaCD-Responsive Promoters of Salmonella Genomic Island 1

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    Olasz, Ferenc; Kiss, János

    2016-01-01

    The integrative genomic island SGI1 and its variants confer multidrug resistance in numerous Salmonella enterica serovariants and several Proteus mirabilis and Acinetobacter strains. SGI1 is mobilized by the IncA/C family plasmids. The island exploits not only the conjugation apparatus of the plasmid, but also utilizes the plasmid-encoded master regulator AcaCD to induce the excision and formation of its transfer-competent form, which is a key step in the horizontal transfer of SGI1. Triggering of SGI1 excision occurs via the AcaCD-dependent activation of xis gene expression. AcaCD binds in Pxis to an unusually long recognition sequence. Beside the Pxis promoter, upstream regions of four additional SGI1 genes, S004, S005, S012 and S018, also contain putative AcaCD-binding sites. Furthermore, SGI1 also encodes an AcaCD-related activator, FlhDCSGI1, which has no known function. Here, we have analysed the functionality of the putative AcaCD-dependent promoter regions and proved their activation by either AcaCD or FlhDCSGI1. Moreover, we provide evidence that both activators act on the same binding site in Pxis and that FlhDCSGI1 is able to complement the acaCD deletion of the IncA/C family plasmid R16a. We determined the transcription start sites for the AcaCD-responsive promoters and showed that orf S004 is expressed probably from a different start codon than predicted earlier. Additionally, expression of S003 from promoter PS004 was ruled out. Pxis and the four SGI1 promoters examined here also lack obvious -35 promoter box and their promoter profile is consistent with the class II-type activation pathway. Although the role of the four additionally analysed AcaCD/FlhDCSGI1-controlled genes in transfer and/or maintenance of SGI1 is not yet clear, the conservation of the whole region suggests the existence of some selection for their functionality. PMID:27727307

  12. Effects of nutritional supplementation with l-arginine on repair of injuries due to muscle strain: experimental study on rats

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    Lauren Izabel Medeiros Couto

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of oral supplementation with arginine on regeneration of injuries due to straining of the anterior tibial muscle of rats. METHODS: Twenty-four Wistar rats of weight 492.5 ± 50.45 g were used. Injuries were induced through straining the anterior tibial muscles. The rats were separated into three groups of eight rats each. In the untreated group (UTG, after induction of injuries, the rats were observed for 24 h. In the simulation group (SG and the arginine group (AG respectively, the rats received isotonic saline solution and arginine solution via direct gavage, over a seven-day period. At the end of the period, blood samples were collected for serum evaluations of creatine kinase (CK, lactic dehydrogenase (LDH, aspartate aminotransferase (AST and C-reactive protein (CRP. The right and left anterior tibial muscles were resected for histopathological evaluations on the muscle injuries, investigating edema, hemorrhage and disorganization or morphometric alteration of the muscle fibers. The tissue repair was investigated in terms of proliferation of adipose tissue, angiogenesis and collagen fibers. The ANOVA and Student's tmethods were used and p≤ 0.05 was taken to be statistically significant. RESULTS: In the serum evaluations, the AG showed lower CK assay values and higher AST values. In the histopathological evaluation, the UTG presented edema and hemorrhage compatible with injuries due to strain; the SG presented edema and hemorrhage with proliferation of adipose tissue and collagen fibers; and the AG presented not only the findings of the SG but also, especially, intense angiogenesis. CONCLUSION: Oral supplementation with arginine did not cause any significant metabolic alterations that would contraindicate its use and it induced angiogenesis during the repair of muscles injured due to strain.

  13. 77 FR 65006 - Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program

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    2012-10-24

    ... December 5, 2003, CBP published a final rule in the Federal Register (68 FR 68140) to effectuate the... secure VPN connection with CBP that the ACAS pilot participant is willing to set up. ACAS...

  14. Levan-Producing Leuconostoc citreum Strain BD1707 and Its Growth in Tomato Juice Supplemented with Sucrose.

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    Han, Jin; Xu, Xiaofen; Gao, Caixia; Liu, Zhenmin; Wu, Zhengjun

    2016-03-01

    A levan-producing strain, BD1707, was isolated from Tibetan kefir and identified as Leuconostoc citreum. The effects of carbon sources on the growth of L. citreum BD1707 and levan production in tomato juice were measured. The changes in pH, viable cell count, sugar content, and levan yield in the cultured tomato juice supplemented with 15% (wt/vol) sucrose were also assayed. L. citreum BD1707 could synthesize more than 28 g/liter of levan in the tomato juice-sucrose medium when cultured at 30°C for 96 h. Based on the monosaccharide composition, molecular mass distribution, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra, the levan synthesized by L. citreum BD1707 was composed of a linear backbone consisting of consecutive β-(2→6) linked d-fructofuranosyl units, with an estimated average molecular mass of 4.3 × 10(6) Da. PMID:26682858

  15. The cytotoxic effects a of ACA1 on human melanoma cell line

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    R. Yaraie

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and purpose: Different methods such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy are used for treatment of melanoma cancer. Unfortunately they don't always have desirable results and they may have unfavorable side effects. Researchers try to find new, more effective drugs with low side effects. In this study we evaluated the cytotoxic effect of ACA-1, a water extract of a traditional Iranian medicinal herbs on a melanoma cell line SKMEL-3.Materials and Methods: The SKMEL3 cell line was obtained from Pasture institute, Tehran, Iran and cultured in RPMI media supplemented with 10% FBS. Equal number of cells were added to a 96 well microplate and were incubated with various doses of ACA1 (5,2,1,0.2,0.1,0.05,0.02 and 0.01 mg/ml for 24, 48 and 72 hours in parallel. The cytotoxic effects of the drug was evaluated using MTT assay.Results: The Results showed that ACA1 has significant cytotoxic effects with dose and time dependent manner on SKMEL3. The optimum dose (5 mg/ml showed 47% cytotoxicity in 24 h, 65% cytotoxicity in 48 h and 71% cytotoxicity in 72 h. Conclusion: Based on the results of this research, ACA1 is a suitable candidate for chemotherapy of melanoma patients. Further studies are necessary in order to find effective drugs, their effects on other cell lines and approved in vivo models and clinical trials.

  16. Insuficiencia cardíaca y diabetes

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    Jorge Thierer

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La prevalencia de la insuficiencia cardíaca y la diabetes continúa creciendo. Ambas están fuertemente asociadas. La diabetes es un fuerte predictor de aparición de insuficiencia cardíaca. Las razones son la presencia de enfermedad coronaria y los trastornos metabólicos vinculados con la resistencia a la insulina que generan disfunción contráctil. Los pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca que son diabéticos tienen peor evolución. Los Betabloqueantes, vasodilatadores y los inhibidores de la enzima convertidora ejercen una influencia favorable, en tanto que el uso de glitazonas todavía es controversial. La insuficiencia cardíaca puede a su vez generar diabetes, debido a la activación del sistema nervioso simpático y al efecto del tratamiento. La comprensión adecuada de estos hechos es fundamental para tomar decisiones correctas y mejorar la suerte de los pacientes.

  17. Influence of Supplemental Dietary Poultry Fat on the Yolk Characteristics of Commercial Layers Inoculated Before or at the Onset of Lay with F-Strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum

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    The effects of F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum (FMG) inoculation and 1.5 % supplemental dietary poultry fat (PF) on the egg yolk characteristics of commercial layers between 24 and 58 wk of age were investigated. Sham and FMG inoculations were administered at 12 (before lay) and 22 (early in lay)...

  18. Effect of isolate of ruminal fibrolytic bacterial culture supplementation on fibrolytic bacterial population and survivability of inoculated bacterial strain in lactating Murrah buffaloes

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    Brishketu Kumar

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of bacterial culture supplementation on ruminal fibrolytic bacterial population as well as on survivability of inoculated bacterial strain in lactating Murrah buffaloes kept on high fibre diet. Materials and Methods: Fibrolytic bacterial strains were isolated from rumen liquor of fistulated Murrah buffaloes and live bacterial culture were supplemented orally in treatment group of lactating Murrah buffaloes fed on high fibre diet to see it's effect on ruminal fibrolytic bacterial population as well as to see the effect of survivability of the inoculated bacterial strain at three different time interval in comparison to control group. Results: It has been shown by real time quantification study that supplementation of bacterial culture orally increases the population of major fibre degrading bacteria i.e. Ruminococcus flavefaciens, Ruminococcus albus as well as Fibrobacter succinogenes whereas there was decrease in secondary fibre degrading bacterial population i.e. Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens over the different time periods. However, the inoculated strain of Ruminococcus flavefaciens survived significantly over the period of time, which was shown in stability of increased inoculated bacterial population. Conclusion: The isolates of fibrolytic bacterial strains are found to be useful in increasing the number of major ruminal fibre degrading bacteria in lactating buffaloes and may act as probiotic in large ruminants on fibre-based diets. [Vet World 2013; 6(1.000: 14-17

  19. Dietary supplementation of a mixture of Lactobacillus strains enhances performance of broiler chickens raised under heat stress conditions

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    Faseleh Jahromi, Mohammad; Wesam Altaher, Yassir; Shokryazdan, Parisa; Ebrahimi, Roohollah; Ebrahimi, Mahdi; Idrus, Zulkifli; Tufarelli, Vincenzo; Liang, Juan Boo

    2016-07-01

    High ambient temperature is a major problem in commercial broiler production in the humid tropics because high producing broiler birds consume more feed, have higher metabolic activity, and thus higher body heat production. To evaluate the effects of two previously isolated potential probiotic strains ( Lactobacillus pentosus ITA23 and Lactobacillus acidophilus ITA44) on broilers growing under heat stress condition, a total of 192 chicks were randomly allocated into four treatment groups of 48 chickens each as follows: CL, birds fed with basal diet raised in 24 °C; PL, birds fed with basal diet plus 0.1 % probiotic mixture raised in 24 °C; CH, birds fed with basal diet raised in 35 °C; and PH, birds fed with basal diet plus 0.1 % probiotic mixture raised in 35 °C. The effects of probiotic mixture on the performance, expression of nutrient absorption genes of the small intestine, volatile fatty acids (VFA) and microbial population of cecal contents, antioxidant capacity of liver, and fatty acid composition of breast muscle were investigated. Results showed that probiotic positively affected the final body weight under both temperature conditions (PL and PH groups) compared to their respective control groups (CL and CH). Probiotic supplementation numerically improved the average daily gain (ADG) under lower temperature, but significantly improved ADG under the higher temperature ( P Lactobacillus strains significantly increased the expression of the four sugar transporter genes tested (GLUT2, GLUT5, SGLT1, and SGLT4) indicating probiotic enhances the absorption of this nutrient. Similar but less pronounced effect was also observed under higher temperature (35 °C) condition. In addition, the probiotic mixture improved bacterial population of the cecal contents, by increasing beneficial bacteria and decreasing Escherichia coli population, which could be because of higher production of VFA in the cecum, especially at heat stress condition. The two Lactobacillus

  20. Purification and characterization of thermophilin T, a novel bacteriocin produced by Streptococcus thermophilus ACA-DC 0040

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    Aktypis, A.; Kalantzopoulos, G.; Huis Veld,in't J.H.J.; Brink, B. ten

    1998-01-01

    ACA-DC 0040 produced an antimicrobial agent, which was named thermophilin T, active against several lactic acid bacteria strains of different species and food spoilage bacteria, such as Clostridium sporogenes C22/10 and Cl. tyrobutyricum NCDO-1754. The crude antimicrobial compound is sensitive to pr

  1. Effect of Probiotic Strain Enterococcus faecium M74 Supplementation on the Carcass Parameters of Different Hybrid Combination Chickens

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    Ján Weis

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of addition of Enterococcus faecium M74 in drinking water on performance and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens. Totally 120 chickens (60 of hybrid Hybro, 60 of Ross 308 were divided to two groups. Experimental chickens of Hybro (n=30 and Ross 308 (n=30 received a probiotic preparation in drinking water from day 1 to day 42 with concentration of 2x109 CFU of Enterococcus faecium M 74 in 1 g of nutrient medium with dextrose. The control group of Hybro (n=30 and Ross 308 (n=30 received water in same total amount as experimental group without any additives. The feeding period lasted 42 days. In case of Hybro, we showed higher effect of Enterococcus faecium M74 supplementation on slaughter weight (1807.51 vs. 1929.08 g; P0.05 in comparison with Ross 308 (2126.63 vs. 2199.31g; P>0.05. Differences in percentage of valuable parts (thigh and breast and carcass yield of Hybro and Ross 308 were not statistically significant (P>0.05 by addition of probiotic On the end of fattening, Ross 308 broiler chickens fed diet with probiotic strain Enterococcus faecium had significantly less (P<0.05 abdominal fat than those fed without the probiotic. In Hybro broiler chickens we recorded not significant difference between groups (P>0.05.

  2. Safety of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (B. lactis) strain BB-12-supplemented yogurt in healthy adults on antibiotics: a phase I safety study.

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    Merenstein, Daniel J; Tan, Tina P; Molokin, Aleksey; Smith, Keisha Herbin; Roberts, Robert F; Shara, Nawar M; Mete, Mihriye; Sanders, Mary Ellen; Solano-Aguilar, Gloria

    2015-01-01

    Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in sufficient doses, provide health benefits on the host. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires phase I safety studies for probiotics when the intended use of the product is as a drug. The purpose of the study was to determine the safety of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis (B. lactis) strain BB-12 (BB-12)-supplemented yogurt when consumed by a generally healthy group of adults who were prescribed a 10-day course of antibiotics for a respiratory infection. Secondary aims were to assess the ability of BB-12 to affect the expression of whole blood immune markers associated with cell activation and inflammatory response. A phase I, double-blinded, randomized controlled study was conducted in compliance with FDA guidelines for an Investigational New Drug (IND). Forty participants were randomly assigned to consume 4 ounces of either BB-12 -supplemented yogurt or non-supplemented control yogurt daily for 10 d. The primary outcome was to assess safety and tolerability, assessed by the number of reported adverse events. A total of 165 non-serious adverse events were reported, with no differences between the control and BB-12 groups. When compared to the control group, B lactis fecal levels were modestly higher in the BB-12-supplemented group. In a small subset of patients, changes in whole blood expression of genes associated with regulation and activation of immune cells were detected in the BB-12-supplemented group. BB-12-supplemented yogurt is safe and well tolerated when consumed by healthy adults concurrently taking antibiotics. This study will form the basis for future randomized clinical trials investigating the potential immunomodulatory effects of BB-12-supplemented yogurt in a variety of disease states.

  3. Caquexia cardíaca Cardiac cachexia

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    Alberto Miján

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available La insuficiencia cardíaca de carácter crónico (ICC, en especial si afecta al corazón derecho, ocasiona con frecuencia malnutrición. Si esta es grave y se unen otros componentes, puede producirse caquexia cardíaca. Esta se asocia a mayor morbilidad y menor supervivencia de los pacientes que la padecen. Las causas de la caquexia cardíaca son diversas, en general asociadas a mantener balance energético negativo, surgiendo cada vez mayor evidencia que apoya un origen multifactorial de la misma. Entre otros, factores neurohormonales, inflamatorios, inmunológicos y metabólicos se superponen en el paciente con ICC, pudiendo producir afectación y deterioro de diversos órganos o sistemas, incluyendo la caquexia cardíaca. Esta puede definirse de diversos modos que, en general, concretan una reducción de peso en un tiempo definido o de estructuras corporales, ya que esta entidad afecta tanto a la masa magra o celular activa, como a los tejidos adiposo y óseo "osteoporosis. De todos ellos, el deterioro más acusado puede observarse en el tejido muscular esquelético, tanto a nivel estructural como funcional, no quedando exento el corazón de su afectación. Respecto del tratamiento, este debe basarse en la evidencia científica disponible. La valoración del estado nutricional de todo paciente con ICC es obligada, debiendo intervenir nutricionalmente ante MEP o riesgo de desarrollarla. En esta situación, mas si existe caquexia cardíaca, es necesaria una modificación de la dieta oral en energía y calidad de la misma, debiendo valorar la indicación de nutrición artificial específica complementaria o alternativa. Asimismo, cada vez adquiere mayor fuerza causal el papel beneficioso del ejercicio físico moderado, así como de la modulación por determinados fármacos de las alteraciones metabólicas e inflamatorias observadas en la caquexia cardíaca, que incluyen una respuesta favorable a nivel funcional y estructural del paciente con ICC

  4. Long-term effects of dietary supplementation with an essential oil mixture on the growth and laying performance of two layer strains

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    Abdullah U. Çatli

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available One thousand two hundred 1-day-old Lohmann LSL white and Lohmann Brown layer chickens were fed diets supplemented with either an antibiotic growth promoter (AGP or an herbal essential oil mixture (EOM till 58 wk of age to reveal the long-term effects of those additives on growth, performance and wholesome egg quality parameters. The study was arranged in a 2x3 factorial design with two layer strains and three feed additive regimens. Thus, the layer birds of both strains were randomly assigned to the three dietary treatments, i.e., standard basal diet (control, control with AGP (specifically, avilamycin, 10 mg/kg diet and control with EOM (24 mg/kg diet. The data regarding egg production were recorded between 22 to 58 weeks of age. Neither the dietary treatments nor the bird strain influenced the body weight and mortality of the birds in both the growing and laying period. AGP or EOM supplementation to the laying hen diet significantly increased the egg production rate and egg weight as compared to the control  diet alone, but egg mass output, feed consumption, and feed conversion ratio were not effected  by the dietary treatments. Neither dietary treatment created any statistically significantly differences in egg quality parameters with the exception of Haugh unit. The research findings have confirmed the beneficial effects of supplementation with feed-grade EOM on the laying rate and egg weight of both white and brown layers. Indeed, EOM, being a novel feed additive natural origin, proved to be as efficacious as AGP in promoting egg yield.

  5. Effect of dietary folic acid supplementation on egg folate content and the performance and folate status of two strains of laying hens.

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    Hebert, K; House, J D; Guenter, W

    2005-10-01

    Enrichment of eggs with folate is possible when dietary folic acid levels are increased. However, development of optimal strategies for the production of folate-enriched eggs requires knowledge as to differences due to strain of bird and a greater understanding of the factors limiting egg folate deposition. To this end, a study was designed to determine the response of two leghorn strains that differ in production performance. Hyline W36 and W98 hens (n = 6 per diet) received a barley-based ration containing 0, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, or 128 mg/kg of crystalline folic acid for 21 d. Response criteria included production parameters, measures of blood folate status, and egg folate content. Significant (P folic acid through a reduction in plasma homocysteine concentrations, suggesting that this strain has a higher requirement for folate than the W36 strain. Overall, egg folate content is maximized when crystalline folic acid is supplemented to the diet at 2 mg/kg or higher. Higher levels of egg folate are not achieved due to the saturation of the precursor pool for egg folate deposition.

  6. Growth and productivity of different Pleuritus ostreatus strains on sunflower seed hulls supplemented with N-NH{sub 4}{sup +} and/or Mn(II)

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    Curvetto, N.R.; Figlas, D.; Devalis, R.; Delmastro, S. [Universidad Nacional del Sur, Buenos Aires (Argentina). Departamento de Agronomia

    2002-09-01

    The mycelial growth rates in lineal growth assay, yield, and production rate of five Pleurotus ostreatus strains were evaluated in response to different levels of Mn(II) and/or NH{sub 4}{sup +} in a substrate containing sunflower seed hulls as a main energy and nutritional component. Each strain showed different basal values for mycelial growth rate and biological efficiency on sunflower seed-hull substrate. Adding growth limiting mineral nutrients increased the mycelial growth rate by 13-25%. Primordia initiation for the first flush appeared between day 24 and 28 and days to the second crop ranged from 39 to 51. Biological efficiency increased over control values and reached 60-112%, depending on the strain and the concentration of Mn(II) and NH{sub 4}{sup +}. This study demonstrated the advantage of selecting the most productive P. ostreatus strains in a substrate formulated with sunflower seed hulls to provide the main energy and nutritional ingredients and supplemented with Mn(II) and/or NH{sub 4}{sup +}. (author)

  7. The "ACA Code of Ethics": Articulating Counseling's Professional Covenant

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    Ponton, Richard F.; Duba, Jill D.

    2009-01-01

    The "ACA Code of Ethics" (American Counseling Association, 2005) is an articulation of the ever-changing relationship between counseling professionals and society. It provides clear parameters of behaviors to meet the changing needs of the people counselors are called to serve. This article reviews the 2005 "Code" as both a statement of counselor…

  8. 77 FR 65395 - Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program

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    2012-10-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program Correction In notice document 2012-26031 appearing on pages 65006-65009 in the issue of October 24, 2012 make...

  9. Effects of dietary supplementation with sage (Salvia officinalis L.) essential oil on antioxidant status and duodenal wall integrity of laying strain growers.

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    Placha, I; Ryzner, M; Cobanova, K; Faixova, Z; Faix, S

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this study was to compare the influence of four different concentrations of Salvia officinalis essential oil (EO) on animal health. A total of 50 laying strain chicks were randomly divided at the day of hatching into five dietary-treatment groups. Control group was given the basal diet (BD), the other four experimental groups contained BD supplemented with 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0 g S. officinalis EO/kg diet, respectively. 0.1 g/kg EO increased glutathion peroxidase activity (GPx) in duodenal mucosa, liver and kidney, phagocytic activity in blood (PA), transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) in duodenal tissue and decreased malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration in plasma and liver. 0.25 g/kg EO increased GPx in liver, total antioxidant status (TAS) in plasma, PA in blood and TEER in duodenal tissue. Our results demonstrate that lower concentrations of EO improve animals' health status, and that it is necessary keep in mind the selection of sufficient concentration of EO used as animal feed additive.

  10. Patologia cardíaca associada à tirotoxicose

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    Cruz, Maria Raquel Marques Rodrigues Moreira da

    2009-01-01

    O trabalho que se apresenta resulta de uma revisão bibliográfica acerca da patologia cardíaca associada à tirotoxicose, que pretende reunir a informação mais relevante acerca do tema. O objectivo deste trabalho é avaliar em que medida as doenças cardíacas se encontram associadas a doenças da tiróide, nomeadamente à tirotoxicose. A glândula tiroideia é um dos maiores órgãos especializados em função endócrina do corpo humano. As hormonas tiroideias contêm 59-65% de iodo. ...

  11. ACA phase calibration scheme with the ALMA water vapor radiometers

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    Asaki, Yoshiharu; Matsushita, Satoki; Morita, Koh-Ichiro; Nikolic, Bojan

    2012-09-01

    In Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) commissioning and science verification we have conducted a series of experiments of a novel phase calibration scheme for Atacama Compact Array (ACA). In this scheme water vapor radiometers (WVRs) devoted to measurements of tropospheric water vapor content are attached to ACA’s four total-power array (TP Array) antennas surrounding the 7 m dish interferometer array (7 m Array). The excess path length (EPL) due to the water vapor variations aloft is fitted to a simple two-dimensional slope using WVR measurements. Interferometric phase fluctuations for each baseline of the 7 m Array are obtained from differences of EPL inferred from the two-dimensional slope and subtracted from the interferometric phases. In the experiments we used nine ALMA 12-m antennas. Eight of them were closely located in a 70-m square region, forming a compact array like ACA. We supposed the most four outsiders to be the TP Array while the inner 4 antennas were supposed to be the 7 m Array, so that this phase correction scheme (planar-fit) was tested and compared with the WVR phase correction. We estimated residual root-mean-square (RMS) phases for 17- to 41-m baselines after the planar-fit phase correction, and found that this scheme reduces the RMS phase to a 70 - 90 % level. The planar-fit phase correction was proved to be promising for ACA, and how high or low PWV this scheme effectively works in ACA is an important item to be clarified.

  12. Esotropia and high ac/a ratio; therapy

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    Risović Dušica J.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available We have treated 55 children with accommodative esotropia and high AC/A ratio with progressive addition lenses, measured by heterophoria method. All of them wear full hyperopic refraction for distance and addition of +1,00 to 3,5 spheres for near vision. The minimal add that allowed the maximal reduction in the near deviation was prescribed appointed to follow-up control three months after the use of the new lenses, and thereafter every six months. A progressive reduction of the abnormally high AC/A ratio (difference between distance and near deviation measurements showed 45 children (81,81% but ten of them (18,19% deteriorated into non- accommodative esotropia requiring surgical treatment. The age of initial use of progressive-addition lenses ranged from 26 months to 7 years (average: 63,2 months. The age of onset of the esotropia ranged from 7 months to 82 months (average: 28,7 months. The initial add was of +3,00 diopters in 39 children (70,8%. The mean add prescription for whole study group was 2,96 diopters. A progressive improvement of the AC/A ratio achieving normal after a mean of 18 to 24 months in a significant number of cases.

  13. New Mandates and Imperatives in the Revised "ACA Code of Ethics"

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    Kaplan, David M.; Kocet, Michael M.; Cottone, R. Rocco; Glosoff, Harriet L.; Miranti, Judith G.; Moll, E. Christine; Bloom, John W.; Bringaze, Tammy B.; Herlihy, Barbara; Lee, Courtland C.; Tarvydas, Vilia M.

    2009-01-01

    The first major revision of the "ACA Code of Ethics" in a decade occurred in late 2005, with the updated edition containing important new mandates and imperatives. This article provides interviews with members of the Ethics Revision Task Force that flesh out seminal changes in the revised "ACA Code of Ethics" in the areas of confidentiality,…

  14. 75 FR 56578 - Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA), and an Open Meeting

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    ... Meeting AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice SUMMARY: Pursuant to section... announce the renewal of the ACA, the new membership appointments, and an open meeting being held on October... the ACA. The Secretary has appointed Ms. Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Chief Executive Officer from Green...

  15. Medicare Advantage update: benefits, enrollment, and payments after the ACA.

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    Linehan, Kathryn

    2013-07-19

    In 2012, the Medicare program paid private health plans $136 billion to cover about 13 million beneficiaries who received Part A and B benefits through the Medicare Advantage (MA) program rather than traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare. Private plans have been a part of the program since the 1970s. Debate about the policy goals--Should they cost less per beneficiary than FFS Medicare? Should they be available to all beneficiaries? Should they be able to offer additional benefits?--has long accompanied Medicare's private plan option.This debate is reflected in the history of Medicare payment policy,and policy decisions over the years have affected plans' willingness to participate and beneficiaries' enrollment at different periods of the program. Recently, evidence that the Medicare program was paying more per beneficiary in MA relative to what would have been spent under FFS Medicare prompted policymakers to reduce MA payments in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). So far, plans continue to participate in MA and enrollment continues to grow, but payment reductions in 2012 through 2014 have been partially offset by payments made to plans through the quality bonus payment demonstration.This brief contains recent data on plan enrollment, availability, and benefits and discusses MA plan payment policy, including changes to MA payment made in the ACA and their actual and projected effects.

  16. Caquexia associada à insuficiência cardíaca

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    Marina Politi Okoshi

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca frequentemente desenvolvem estado de caquexia, que constitui fator independente de redução da sobrevida. Caquexia pode ser diagnosticada quando ocorre perda de peso corporal maior que 6% do peso habitual, na ausência de outras doenças. Embora sua fisiopatologia não esteja completamente esclarecida, vários fatores parecem estar envolvidos, como diminuição da ingestão alimentar, anormalidades do trato gastrointestinal, ativação imunológica e neuro-hormonal e alteração da relação entre processos anabólicos e catabólicos. Como não há terapia específica para a caquexia associada à insuficiência cardíaca, o tratamento baseia-se no suporte nutricional, bloqueio neuro-hormonal, controle do edema e anemia e exercícios físicos. Fármacos com propriedades imunomodulatórias e anabólicas encontram-se em investigação clínica e experimental.

  17. Signature of MoU between CERN and Australian Collaboration for Accelerator Science (ACAS); Roger Rassool, ACAS Director; Mark Boland, ACAS Deputy Director; Jean-Pierre Delahaye, CLIC Project Leader; in the presence of Rolf Heuer, Director-General and Emmanuel Tsesmelis, Adviser for Australia

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    Signature of MoU between CERN and Australian Collaboration for Accelerator Science (ACAS); Roger Rassool, ACAS Director; Mark Boland, ACAS Deputy Director; Jean-Pierre Delahaye, CLIC Project Leader; in the presence of Rolf Heuer, Director-General and Emmanuel Tsesmelis, Adviser for Australia

  18. The Benefit Aftereffects of ACA--Accelerating Toward a New Health Economy.

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    Mansur, Greg; Thompson, Michael

    2015-01-01

    While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) focused largely on improving access to health care coverage for the uninsured, its broader and longer-term influence may have been its impact on accelerating key trends and strategies that major employers and other stakeholders have been targeting for years. This article looks at some of these trends, where we were pre-ACA and how ACA (through benefit mandates, shared responsibility penalties, Cadillac plan tax, health information technology, accountable care organizations, etc.) has helped to accelerate and refocus efforts. In addition, the public exchange paradigm has given rise to a private exchange movement that is helping further accelerate the transformation of the New Health Economy.

  19. Albumin activation of urinary amylase as determined with the Du Pont aca.

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    Garber, C C; Carey, R N

    1978-04-01

    Protein activation of urinary alpha-amylase (EC 3.2.1.1) activity was observed during an evaluation of the Du Pont aca procedure for the determination of urinary alpha-amylase. This activation effect became constant for urinary albumin concentrations exceeding 1.50 g/liter. It is recommended that urinary alpha-amylase be analyzed with sufficient albumin added to maximize this effect. The aca alpha-amylase procedure is compared to an amyloclastic method for both serum and urine analysis. Expected ranges are presented for the aca method for serum and urinary amylase, amylase clearance, and the amylase clearance/creatinine clearance ratio.

  20. Calcium supplements

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007477.htm Calcium supplements To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. WHO SHOULD TAKE CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS? Calcium is an important mineral for the ...

  1. Sports Supplements

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    ... sports supplements often use persuasive before and after pictures that make it look easy to get a muscular, toned body. But the goal of supplement advertisers is to make money by selling more supplements, and many claims may be misleading. Teens and kids may seem like an easy sell ...

  2. Toward a conceptual understanding of acute cultural adaptation: A preliminary examination of ACA in female swimming

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    Ryba, Tatiana; Haapanen, Saara; Mosek, Shwiko;

    2012-01-01

    This paper considers a novel approach to researching adaptation in transnational athletes. The first part introduces a conceptualisation of acute cultural adaptation (ACA), which extends the current literature in sport psychology by offering original insights into mechanisms underpinning adaptive...

  3. Ein empirischer Validitätsvergleich der ACA, des ASE und des PCPM

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    Meissner, Martin; Decker, Reinhold; Adam, Nadine

    2011-01-01

    The increasing complexity of many products makes high demands on methods used for measuring consumer preferences. In such cases, practitioners frequently use Adaptive Conjoint Analysis (ACA). However, compositional approaches also proved to be efficient. Recently, Srinivasan and Netzer (2011...

  4. Stochastic estimation of the Frobenius norm in the ACA convergence criterion

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    Heldring, Alexander; Úbeda Farré, Eduard; Rius Casals, Juan Manuel

    2015-01-01

    The adaptive cross approximation (ACA) algorithm has been used in many fast Integral Equation solvers for electromagnetic Radiation and Scattering problems. It efficiently computes a low rank approximation to the interaction matrix between mutually distant parts of a scattering object. The ACA is an iterative algorithm that needs an accurate and efficient convergence criterion. The evaluation of this criterion may consume a considerable part of the computational resources. This communication ...

  5. Glutamine supplementation

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    Wernerman, Jan

    2011-01-01

    Intravenous glutamine supplementation is standard care when parenteral nutrition is given for critical illness. There are data of a reduced mortality when glutamine supplementation is given. In addition, standard commercial products for parenteral nutrition do not contain any glutamine due to glutamine instability in aqueous solutions. For the majority of critical ill patients who are fed enterally, the available evidence is insufficient to recommend glutamine supplementation. Standard formul...

  6. Supplemental Colleges

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    Department of Homeland Security — The Supplemental Colleges layer attempts to capture additional Post Secondary Education campuses of colleges and universities associated with a single campus listed...

  7. Evaluation of Rice Bran and Wheat Bran as Supplemental Feed Compared to a Commercial Feed for Monoculture of GIFT Strain of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Bangladesh

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    Hossain, Md. Sakhawat; HOSSAIN Md. Arshad; MAMUN Md. Abdullah-Al; ALI Md. Zulfikar; BULBUL Mahbuba; Koshio, Shunsuke; Kader, Md. Abdul; コシオ, シュンスケ; 越塩, 俊介

    2011-01-01

    A feeding trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of rice bran and wheat bran as supplementary feed in comparison to a commercial feed for monoculture of GIFT strain of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Four experimental diets such as commercial tilapia diet, rice bran, wheat bran, and a mixture of rice bran and wheat bran (50:50) were assigned to four treatments designated as T1, T2, T3 and T4 respectively. Triplicate groups of fish (initial mean weight 2.80 g) were delivered the test diet...

  8. Estimating the Counterfactual: How Many Uninsured Adults Would There Be Today Without the ACA?

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    Blumberg, Linda J; Garrett, Bowen; Holahan, John

    2016-01-01

    Time lags in receiving data from long-standing, large federal surveys complicate real-time estimation of the coverage effects of full Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. Fast-turnaround household surveys fill some of the void in data on recent changes to insurance coverage, but they lack the historical data that allow analysts to account for trends that predate the ACA, economic fluctuations, and earlier public program expansions when predicting how many people would be uninsured without comprehensive health care reform. Using data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) from 2000 to 2012 and the Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) data for 2013 and 2015, this article develops an approach to estimate the number of people who would be uninsured in the absence of the ACA and isolates the change in coverage as of March 2015 that can be attributed to the ACA. We produce counterfactual forecasts of the number of uninsured absent the ACA for 9 age-income groups and compare these estimates with 2015 estimates based on HRMS relative coverage changes applied to CPS-based population estimates. As of March 2015, we find the ACA has reduced the number of uninsured adults by 18.1 million compared with the number who would have been uninsured at that time had the law not been implemented. That decline represents a 46% reduction in the number of nonelderly adults without insurance. The approach developed here can be applied to other federal data and timely surveys to provide a range of estimates of the overall effects of reform.

  9. Molecular Cloning and Expression of a New Allergen of Acacia farnesiana (Aca f 2

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    Najmeh Sepahi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Inhalation of pollens from different species of Acacia is a common cause of respiratory allergy in tropical areas of the world. Acacia farnesiana is commonly used as street trees in towns and ornamental shade trees in parks and gardens throughout arid and semi-arid regions of Asia. This study aimed to produce and purify the A. farnesiana pollen profilin (Aca f 2 and evaluate its nucleotide sequence homology with profilins of common allergenic plants to predict allergenic cross-reactivity.Thirty-nine patients who were allergic to Acacia pollens were included in the study. Cloning of Acacia profilin-coding sequence was performed by polymerase chain reaction using primers from Acacia pollen RNA. The cDNA of Acacia pollen profilin was then expressed in Escherichia coli using pET-21b(+ vector and purified by metal affinity chromatography. Immunoreactivity of the recombinant Acacia profilin (rAca f 2 was evaluated by specific ELISA, immunoblotting, and inhibition assays.The coding sequence of the Acacia profilin cDNA was recognized as a 399-bp open reading frame encoding 133 amino acid residues. Eighteen patients (18/39, 46.15% had significant specific IgE levels against Aca f 2. Immunodetection and inhibition assays indicated that purified Aca f 2 might be the same as that in the crude extract.Aca f2, the first allergen from A. farnesiana pollen, was identified as belonging to the family ofprofilins. The amino acid sequence homology analysis showed high cross-reactivity betweenAca f 2 and other profilins from botanically unrelated common allergenic plants.

  10. Molecular Cloning and Expression of a New Allergen of Acacia farnesiana (Aca f 2).

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    Sepahi, Najmeh; Khodadadi, Ali; Assarehzadegan, Mohammad-Ali; Amini, Akram; Zarinhadideh, Farnoosh; Ali-Sadeghi, Hosein

    2015-08-01

    Inhalation of pollens from different species of Acacia is a common cause of respiratory allergy in tropical areas of the world. Acacia farnesiana is commonly used as street trees in towns and ornamental shade trees in parks and gardens throughout arid and semi-arid regions of Asia. This study aimed to produce and purify the A. farnesiana pollen profilin (Aca f 2) and evaluate its nucleotide sequence homology with profilins of common allergenic plants to predict allergenic cross-reactivity. Thirty-nine patients who were allergic to Acacia pollens were included in the study. Cloning of Acacia profilin-coding sequence was performed by polymerase chain reaction using primers from Acacia pollen RNA. The cDNA of Acacia pollen profilin was then expressed in Escherichia coli using pET-21b(+) vector and purified by metal affinity chromatography. Immunoreactivity of the recombinant Acacia profilin (rAca f 2) was evaluated by specific ELISA, immunoblotting, and inhibition assays. The coding sequence of the Acacia profilin cDNA was recognized as a 399-bp open reading frame encoding 133 amino acid residues. Eighteen patients (18/39, 46.15%) had significant specific IgE levels against Aca f 2. Immunodetection and inhibition assays indicated that purified Aca f 2 might be the same as that in the crude extract. Aca f2, the first allergen from A. farnesiana pollen, was identified as belonging to the family of profilins. The amino acid sequence homology analysis showed high cross-reactivity between Aca f 2 and other profilins from botanically unrelated common allergenic plants. PMID:26547704

  11. Cardiopatias congênitas e malformações extracardíacas

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    Rosana Cardoso M. Rosa

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar a associação entre cardiopatias congênitas e malformações extracardíacas. FONTES DE DADOS: A pesquisa incluiu artigos científicos presentes nos portais Medline, Lilacs e SciELO, utilizando-se os descritores "congenital heart disease", "congenital heart defects", "congenital cardiac malformations", "extracardiac defects" e "extracardiac malformations". Foram incluídos os artigos de séries de casos que exploravam especificamente a associação entre cardiopatias congênitas e malformações extracardíacas. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: A cardiopatia congênita é responsável por cerca de 40% dos defeitos congênitos, sendo uma das malformações mais frequentes e a de maior morbimortalidade. Malformações extracardíacas são observadas em 7 a 50% dos pacientes com cardiopatia congênita, trazendo um risco ainda maior de comorbidade e mortalidade e tornando a cirurgia cardíaca mais arriscada. Diferentes estudos têm tentado avaliar a presença de anormalidades extracardíacas em pacientes portadores de cardiopatia congênita. Dentre as alterações descritas, destacam-se aquelas do trato urinário. Contudo, não houve um estudo que tenha avaliado do mesmo modo todos os pacientes. CONCLUSÕES: Anormalidades extracardíacas são frequentes em pacientes com cardiopatia congênita, sendo que os portadores de tais alterações podem apresentar um risco maior de morbimortalidade. Consequentemente, alguns autores vêm discutindo a importância e o custo-benefício da triagem destas crianças à procura de outras malformações por meio de exames complementares.

  12. Estimating the Counterfactual: How Many Uninsured Adults Would There Be Today Without the ACA?

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    Blumberg, Linda J; Garrett, Bowen; Holahan, John

    2016-01-01

    Time lags in receiving data from long-standing, large federal surveys complicate real-time estimation of the coverage effects of full Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. Fast-turnaround household surveys fill some of the void in data on recent changes to insurance coverage, but they lack the historical data that allow analysts to account for trends that predate the ACA, economic fluctuations, and earlier public program expansions when predicting how many people would be uninsured without comprehensive health care reform. Using data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) from 2000 to 2012 and the Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) data for 2013 and 2015, this article develops an approach to estimate the number of people who would be uninsured in the absence of the ACA and isolates the change in coverage as of March 2015 that can be attributed to the ACA. We produce counterfactual forecasts of the number of uninsured absent the ACA for 9 age-income groups and compare these estimates with 2015 estimates based on HRMS relative coverage changes applied to CPS-based population estimates. As of March 2015, we find the ACA has reduced the number of uninsured adults by 18.1 million compared with the number who would have been uninsured at that time had the law not been implemented. That decline represents a 46% reduction in the number of nonelderly adults without insurance. The approach developed here can be applied to other federal data and timely surveys to provide a range of estimates of the overall effects of reform. PMID:27076474

  13. Dietary Supplements

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    ... are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure diseases. Do not take supplements instead of your ... Partners Women's Health Topics Mammography Women and Diabetes HPV, HIV, Birth Control Heart Health for Women Pregnancy ...

  14. Nepali Supplements.

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    This volume is intended as a supplement to Nepali language instruction. It contains songs, numerals, dialogues in Devanagari script, a Nepali-English, English-Nepali glossary, and an English-Nepali surveyor technical glossary. (AM)

  15. Nutritional supplements

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    Petersen, Gry Bjerg; Andersen, Jens Rikardt

    2015-01-01

    Background: Several studies have indicated that cancer patients have significantly altered taste sensitivity without specifying the preferences. One of the related problems is low compliance to nutritional therapy with oral nutritional supplements (ONS) in patients suffering severe weight loss...

  16. Supplemental Oxygen

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    ... Disease Lookup > COPD > Diagnosing and Treating COPD Supplemental Oxygen Sometimes with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung ... in people with severe lung disease Three Ways Oxygen Therapy Is Supplied Compressed oxygen gas and liquid ...

  17. Registro Nacional de Internación por Insuficiencia Cardíaca

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    Raúl Borracci; Fernando Botto; María Marturano; Susana Fernández; Javier Guetta; Patricia Blanco; Leandro Rodríguez; Enrique Fairman; Jorge Thierer; Consejo de Emergencias Cardiovasculares. Área de Investigación. Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología

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    IntroducciónLa insuficiencia cardíaca representa una de las principales causas de internación con una tasa elevada de complicaciones y cuyo enfoque no parece que haya mejorado en los últimos años.ObjetivosConocer el perfil epidemiológico y clínico, analizar las medidas terapéuticas y la evolución durante la internación y a los 3 meses de pacientes admitidos por insuficiencia cardíaca descompensada.Material y métodosRegistro prospectivo, multicéntrico de pacientes internados por insuficiencia ...

  18. Nonsurgical treatment of teenagers with high AC/A ratio esotropia.

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    Shainberg, Marla J

    2014-01-01

    Nonsurgical treatment options commonly prescribed for teenagers with high AC/A ratios are progressive lens spectacles, single vision lens spectacles, bifocal contact lenses, and monovision. The gold standard treatment for high AC/A ratios in patients with esotropia is bifocal spectacles, but they are not cosmetically acceptable for most teenagers. However, excellent binocularity is often sacrificed with the alternative treatment options. Quality of life surveys acknowledge that poor cosmesis can have a negative psychosocial impact on individuals. Therefore, it is often necessary for practitioners to strike a balance between good psychosocial health and best visual potential with treatment options other than bifocal spectacles. PMID:25313109

  19. Detection and Identification of Probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum Strains by Multiplex PCR Using RAPD-Derived Primers

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    Alex Galanis; Yiannis Kourkoutas; Chrysoula C. Tassou; Nikos Chorianopoulos

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    Lactobacillus plantarum 2035 and Lactobacillus plantarum ACA-DC 2640 are two lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains that have been isolated from Feta cheese. Both display significant potential for the production of novel probiotic food products. The aim of the present study was the development of an accurate and efficient method for the molecular detection and identification of the above strains in a single reaction. A multiplex PCR assay was designed for each strain, based on specific primers de...

  20. Ethical Challenges in a Complex World: Highlights of the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics

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    Kocet, Michael M.

    2006-01-01

    Being an effective counselor includes having knowledge of and the ability to integrate a code of ethics into one's professional practice. This article addresses some of the highlights of the changes in the 2005 ACA [American Counseling Association] Code of Ethics such as end-of-life issues, boundaries and relationships, and multicultural and…

  1. Sarcoidosis cardíaca: trasplante cardíaco y recidiva de la enfermedad

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    César A. Belziti

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENLa sarcoidosis cardíaca es una enfermedad granulomatosa multisistémica de causa desconocida.El compromiso aislado del corazón es poco frecuente y el pronóstico se correlacionacon el grado de afectación de este órgano. El tratamiento inmunosupresor y el trasplantecardíaco han demostrado que prolongan la sobrevida; no obstante, existen comunicacionesde recidiva de la enfermedad en el órgano implantado. En esta presentación se describe uncaso de recidiva de sarcoidosis cardíaca en un paciente con miocardiopatía dilatada coninsuficiencia cardíaca avanzada, sometido a un trasplante cardíaco y en quien el diagnósticode sarcoidosis cardíaca se estableció por el estudio anatomopatológico del corazón explantado.La evolución clínica fue favorable a pesar de la recidiva de la sarcoidosis en el órgano implantado.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2010;78:358-360.

  2. Značajke prostorne distribucije sušaca u bukovo-jelovoj šumi

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    Pernar, Renata; Seletković, Ante; Ančić, Mario; Sučić, Jelena

    2011-01-01

    Utvrđivanje prostornoga rasporeda oštećenih stabala i sušaca te njihovo praćenje jedan je od prioriteta potrajnoga gospodarenja. Inventarizacija sušaca interpretacijom infracrvenih kolornih (ICK) aerosnimaka i GIS-a omogućuje učinkovito prebrojavanje (detekciju) i prostornu distribuciju (kartiranje) sušaca. Interpretacijom ICK aerosnimaka može se ustanoviti trenutačno stanje, tj. u kratkom razdoblju dobiti objektivan uvid u stanje šuma (baza podataka), a kartiranjem na digitalnom ortofotu (DO...

  3. The ACA training programme to improve communication between general practitioners and their palliative care patients: development and applicability

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    Slort Willemjan

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract We describe the development of a new training programme on GP-patient communication in palliative care, and the applicability to GPs and GP Trainees. This ‘ACA training programme’ focuses on  A vailability of the GP for the patient,  C urrent issues that should be raised by the GP, and  A nticipating various scenarios. Evaluation results indicate the ACA training programme to be applicable to GPs and GP Trainees. The ACA checklist was appreciated by GPs as useful both in practice and as a learning tool, whereas GP Trainees mainly appreciated the list for use in practice.

  4. 犬钩虫C型凝集素AcaCTL-1基因的克隆及表达%Cloning and expression of a C-type lectin(AcaCTL-1)gene from Ancylostoma caninum

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    邓莉; 金娴; 何庆丰; 许琴英; 吴亚敏; 彭礼飞

    2010-01-01

    目的 分离鉴定犬钩虫C型凝集素AcaCTL-1基因,并在大肠埃希菌中表达.方法 根据EST序列设计引物,用RT-PCR及3,(RACE技术扩增获得AcaCTL-1伞长cDNA序列,并对其进行初步生物信息学分析;将AcaCTL-l成熟肽编码序列克隆、连接到表达载体pET32a.构建重组质粒pET32a/AcaCTL-1;在大肠埃希菌BL21(DE3)中诱导表达重组蛋白,SDS-PAGE分析表达情况,Ni亲和层析纯化可溶性蛋白.结果 成功克隆了AcaCTL-1全长cDNA序列,其最大开放阅读框由525 bp组成,预测编码174个氨基酸残基组成的蛋白,含17个氨基酸组成的信号肽,为C型凝集索家族蛋白成员;构建pET32a/AcaCTL-1莺组质粒,并在大肠埃希菌中高效表达.表达产物多以包涵体形式存在,小部分为可溶性蛋白.结论 成功克隆并表达了犬钩虫C型凝集素AcaCTL-基因,为进一步了解AcaCTL-1的功能奠定了基础.

  5. Molecular Cloning and Expression of a New Allergen of Acacia farnesiana (Aca f 2)

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    Najmeh Sepahi; Ali Khodadadi; MohammadAli Assarehzadegan; Akram Amini; Farnoosh Zarinhadideh; Hosein Ali-Sadeghi

    2015-01-01

    Inhalation of pollens from different species of Acacia is a common cause of respiratory allergy in tropical areas of the world. Acacia farnesiana is commonly used as street trees in towns and ornamental shade trees in parks and gardens throughout arid and semi-arid regions of Asia. This study aimed to produce and purify the A. farnesiana pollen profilin (Aca f 2) and evaluate its nucleotide sequence homology with profilins of common allergenic plants to predict allergenic cross-reactivity.Thi...

  6. The cytotoxic effects a of ACA1 on human melanoma cell line

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    R. Yaraie; M.R. Jalali Nadoushan; Naseri, M.; S. Shahrokhi; T. Ghazanfari; Kardar, M.

    2006-01-01

    Background and purpose: Different methods such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy are used for treatment of melanoma cancer. Unfortunately they don't always have desirable results and they may have unfavorable side effects. Researchers try to find new, more effective drugs with low side effects. In this study we evaluated the cytotoxic effect of ACA-1, a water extract of a traditional Iranian medicinal herbs on a melanoma cell line SKMEL-3.Materials and ...

  7. The ACA's 65th Birthday Challenge: Moving from Medicaid to Medicare.

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    Ndumele, Chima D; Sommers, Benjamin D; Trivedi, Amal N

    2015-11-01

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded Medicaid to millions of low-income near-elderly Americans, facilitating access to health care services, but did not change income eligibility for Medicaid for those 65 years and older. Therefore, following the ACA's coverage expansion, many newly-insured older enrollees will face a complex insurance transition on their 65th birthday: they will lose Medicaid coverage and transition from Medicaid to Medicare as their primary insurer. This transition in primary health insurance coverage includes changes to benefits, patient cost-sharing, and provider reimbursement, which could have profound consequences on the use of health services and associated health outcomes for low-income seniors. Using data from 2012, we estimate that 1.6 million current Medicaid beneficiaries and an additional 1.6 to 2.9 million low-income individuals who will gain Medicaid coverage under the ACA will be likely to make this transition in the next decade. Primary care physicians and policymakers can help mitigate the potential consequences of this insurance transition by preparing patients for Medicare's more restrictive insurance coverage, encouraging patients to sign up for available low-income subsidies, and understanding how the loss of Medicaid coverage impacts out-of-pocket costs.

  8. Insuficiencia cardíaca: Aspectos básicos de una epidemia en aumento

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    Javier E. Pereira-Rodríguez

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available La insuficiencia cardíaca representa un gran problema de salud pública en el mundo, ya sea por su creciente prevalencia, como por el costo que implica el tratamiento adecuado de los pacientes que la padecen. Esta afectación es un complejo problema que se origina de un desorden estructural o funcional y deteriora la capacidad de llenado o expulsión ventricular de la sangre. Se caracteriza a su vez, por la presencia de síntomas cardinales, como la disnea, fatiga y retención de líquido. Las principales causas de la insuficiencia cardíaca son la enfermedad isquémica, la cardiopatía hipertensiva, las cardiomiopatías dilatadas y las valvulopatias. En las etapas iniciales, la función cardíaca puede ser normal en reposo, pero no aumenta adecuadamente con el ejercicio; en estadios avanzados se vuelve anormal también en reposo. En esta revisión se resumen los aspectos básicos principales de este síndrome.

  9. Perspectivas futuras de tratamiento en la insuficiencia cardíaca: del trasplante de células a la regeneración cardíaca

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    Prosper, F.; Herreros, J.; J. Barba

    2004-01-01

    En los últimos años hemos asistido a un interés creciente por el tratamiento de la insuficiencia cardíaca mediante el trasplante de células madre. Mientras que los estudios con células madre de músculo (mioblastos) se iniciaron hace más de 10 años, la posibilidad de que las células madre de la médula ósea tengan un enorme potencial de diferenciación y proliferación ha estimulado la investigación con otros tipos de células madre. Estos estudios experimentales han demost...

  10. Diabetes and Dietary Supplements

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    ... R S T U V W X Y Z Diabetes and Dietary Supplements: In Depth Share: On This ... health product or practice. Are dietary supplements for diabetes safe? Some dietary supplements may have side effects, ...

  11. Effects of Transgenic Tobacco Plants Expressing ACA Gene from Amaranthus caudatus on the Population Development of Myzus persicae

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    GUOHong-Nian; JIAYan-Tao; ZHOUYong-Gang; ZHANGZhen-Shan; OUYANGQing; JIANGYing; TIANYing-Chuan

    2004-01-01

    To investigate the possible function of the agglutinin from Amaranthus caudatus L. (ACA) in plant defending against insect pests, ACA cDNA was cloned by RT-PCR and the 5' and 3' sequences were confirmed by rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE). The phloem-specific expression vector of ACA gene, pBCACAc, was constructed based on the plant binary vector pBC438 and transfered into tobacco plants via Agrobacterium-mediated transformation method. Results from PCR and Southern blotting analysis showed that AOA gene was integrated into the genomes of transformed plants and the transgene integration varied from one to four estimated copies per genome. Western blotting analysis indicated that ACA gene was transcribed and translated in the transgenic plants. The bioassay of Myzus persicae Sulzer on detached leaves demonstrated that the 78% transgenic tobacco plants displayed an average aphid-resistant rate of more than 75%. Some apterous progeny of M. persicae were found dead on the resistant plants. These results indicate that ACA gene should be an effective aphid-resistant gene and could be valuable for application in crop breeding for aphid resistance.

  12. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2014

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  13. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2015

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  14. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2010

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  18. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

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  19. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005

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  20. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2007

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  1. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2008

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  2. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2009

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  4. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2006

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  6. Registro Nacional de Internación por Insuficiencia Cardíaca

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    Raúl Borracci

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available IntroducciónLa insuficiencia cardíaca representa una de las principales causas de internación con una tasa elevada de complicaciones y cuyo enfoque no parece que haya mejorado en los últimos años.ObjetivosConocer el perfil epidemiológico y clínico, analizar las medidas terapéuticas y la evolución durante la internación y a los 3 meses de pacientes admitidos por insuficiencia cardíaca descompensada.Material y métodosRegistro prospectivo, multicéntrico de pacientes internados por insuficiencia cardíaca descompensada en 31 centros de todo el país que aceptaron la invitación a participar del registro. Se analizaron variables vinculadas con la presentación y la evolución hospitalaria y a los 90 días.ResultadosSe incluyeron 736 pacientes, mediana de edad 74 años (64-82, 41% mujeres, 75% hipertensos, 27% diabéticos, 20% infarto previo, 30% fibrilación auricular crónica, 17% insuficiencia renal crónica, 18% EPOC. Sólo el 29% era de etiología isquémico-necrótica. El 47% había tenido internación en el último año por insuficiencia cardíaca. Las causas de descompensación más frecuentes fueron infecciones, suspensión del tratamiento y transgresión alimentaria.Las formas graves de presentación (shock cardiogénico, edema agudo de pulmón, anasarca representaron el 30%. El 60% de los pacientes se internaron en área crítica. La mediana de permanencia fue de 7 (5-11 días. La mortalidad hospitalaria fue del 8%. A los 90 días, la reinternación fue del 24,5% y la mortalidad posalta fue del 12,8%.ConclusionesEl presente registro confirma que se trata de una población de edad avanzada con una incidencia alta de comorbilidades. Muchas descompensaciones ocurren por factores prevenibles. La tasa de complicaciones es elevada y no se redujo en la última década.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:33-39.

  7. Prevalencia de hiperparatiroidismo secundario en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca estable

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    Donaire Sansó, Gemma

    2016-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: El objetivo principal fue determinar la prevalencia de hiperparatiroidismo secundario (sHPT) y de déficit de vitamina D (DVD) en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca (IC) estable. Otros objetivos fueron: analizar la relación entre sHPT/DVD y los tratamientos de la IC, evaluar su relación con datos ecocardiográficos, clínicos y analíticos, la relación con otros biomarcadores y con la morbimortalidad, así como determinar los pacientes candidatos a realizar tratamiento del sHPT. ...

  8. Caquexia associada à insuficiência cardíaca Heart failure-induced cachexia

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    Marina Politi Okoshi; Fernando G. Romeiro; Paiva, Sergio A.R.; Katashi Okoshi

    2013-01-01

    Pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca frequentemente desenvolvem estado de caquexia, que constitui fator independente de redução da sobrevida. Caquexia pode ser diagnosticada quando ocorre perda de peso corporal maior que 6% do peso habitual, na ausência de outras doenças. Embora sua fisiopatologia não esteja completamente esclarecida, vários fatores parecem estar envolvidos, como diminuição da ingestão alimentar, anormalidades do trato gastrointestinal, ativação imunológica e neuro-hormonal e...

  9. Estetoscópio digital como ferramenta inovadora no ensino da ausculta cardíaca

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    Claudio Tinoco Mesquita

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O exame físico cardiovascular, em particular a ausculta cardíaca, é uma das habilidades clínicas mais difíceis para os alunos durante seu treinamento médico. Estudos sugerem que o uso de tecnologias, como o estetoscópio digital, aumente a acurácia do exame clínico, entretanto, seu impacto no ensino da propedêutica da ausculta cardíaca em alunos de graduação de Medicina não é conhecido. O objetivo é demonstrar a utilidade do estetoscópio digital, em comparação com métodos tradicionais, como instrumento de ensino da ausculta cardíaca. Estudo de intervenção, longitudinal, controlado, unicêntrico e randomizado. Foram inscritos 38 alunos de medicina para um curso de semiologia cardiovascular com duração de oito semanas. Definiu-se um programa com aulas expositivas e à beira do leito nas enfermarias de Cardiologia. Nas aulas práticas, os alunos foram randomizados em dois grupos: 1 (n = 21 estetoscópio digital (Littmann® modelo 3200, 3M; e 2 (n = 17 estetoscópios convencionais. Foi realizada uma avaliação pré-treinamento, através de um teste utilizando o software Heart Sounds®, que foi repetida ao final do curso. As médias das avaliações foram comparadas pelo teste T pareado e não pareado. Observa-se que, ao final do curso, houve uma melhora significativamente maior no grupo que utilizou o estetoscópio digital (51,9% quando comparado ao grupo que utilizou o estetoscópio convencional (29,5%. Intervenções de curta duração para o ensino de semiologia cardíaca são capazes de contribuir de modo significativo para melhora da proficiência da identificação dos sons cardíacos. O uso do estetoscópio digital demonstrou ser um fator positivo no ensino dessas habilidades.

  10. Conceptos actuales en enfermedad celíaca Current concepts on celiac disease

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    Calvo Romero, C.

    2013-01-01

    En enero de 2012, la ESPGHAN (European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) publica los nuevos criterios para el diagnóstico de la enfermedad celíaca (EC), aplicando criterios basados en la evidencia y nos da una nueva y completa definición de dicha enfermedad: “Es un trastorno sistémico inmune provocado por el gluten y sus prolaminas en individuos genéticamente susceptibles y se caracteriza por la presencia de una combinación variable de manifestaciones clínicas,...

  11. Cloning, expression and anticoagulant activities of anticoagulant peptide AcaNAP8 from Ancylostoma caninum%犬钩虫抗凝肽AcaNAP8的原核表达及其抗凝活性

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    殷环; 邓莉; 王会兰; 吴亚敏; 彭礼飞

    2010-01-01

    目的 在大肠杆菌中重组表达犬钩虫抗凝肽AcaNAP8基因,并检测表达产物抗凝活性.方法 设计引物,将AcaNAP8成熟肽编码序列克隆、连接到原核表达载体pET32a,构建重组表达质粒;成功构建的重组表达质粒转化到大肠杆菌BL21(DE3)中用IPTG诱导表达,SDS-PAGE分析表达情况;诱导表达的重组蛋白用Ni亲和层析进行纯化;用凝血酶原时问(PT)和活化的部分凝血活酶时间(aPTTr)检测重组产物体外抗凝活性.结果 成功构建了pET32a/AcaNAP8原核表达重组质粒,在大肠杆菌中成功表达并获得了重组AcaNAP8,表达产物能明显延长PT及aPTT.结论 在大肠杆菌中成功表达了AcaNAP8融合蛋白,表达产物具有显著抗凝活性.该实验为进一步探讨AcaNAP8的作用机制及应用奠定了基础.

  12. The effection of AC/A with orthokeratology lens on adolescent myopia patients%角膜塑形镜对青少年近视眼 AC/A 的影响

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    赵宏伟; 刘怡; 白凤华; 高平

    2014-01-01

    Objective To analyse different effects on AC/A between after wearing orthokeratology lenses and glasses in juvenile myopia patients. Methods 23 patients (46 eyes) received orthokeratology lens trement and 34 pa-tients (68 eyes) received glasses in adolescent myopia patients,and then diopter and AC/A values were measured af-ter 1 year. Results The average diopter value increased 0.35 ± 0.25D in orthokeratology lens group to compare with 0.82 ± 0.36D in wearing glasses group after 1 year, and there was statistically significant difference (P<0.05) ; The average AC/A values decreased 0.83±0.23 in orthokeratology lens group to compare with 0.12 ± 0.06 in wearing glasses group after 1 year, and there was statistically significant difference (P<0.05) . Conclusions Orthokeratology lens can effectively slow down the progression of myopia in adolescent patients, and reduce AC/A values to balance between the accommodation convergence and accommodation.%目的:分析青少年近视患者在配戴角膜塑形镜和框架眼镜后对 AC/A 的不同影响。方法对23例(46眼)配戴角膜塑形镜和34例(68眼)戴框架眼镜的青少年近视患者,观察1年后两组患者的屈光度和 AC/A 值。结果戴镜1年后,角膜塑形镜组平均屈光度增加了0.35±0.25D ,框架镜组平均屈光度增加了0.82±0.36D ,两组差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。角膜塑形镜组平均 AC/A 值降低了0.83±0.23,框架镜组增加了0.12±0.06,两组差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论角膜塑形镜可以有效减缓青少年的近视加深,降低 AC/A 值,使患者的调节与集合的关系更加协调。

  13. Doença celíaca é super-representada em pacientes com constipação

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    Rolf A. A. Pelleboer

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Tem sido sugerido que pacientes com constipação sejam triados para doença celíaca. Da mesma forma, recomenda-se a investigação desses pacientes para hipotiroidismo e hipercalcemia. Contudo, nenhuma evidência para essas recomendações está disponível até o momento. Assim, propusemos-nos determinar a prevalência de doença celíaca, hipotiroidismo e hipercalcemia em crianças com constipação. MÉTODOS: Estudo de coorte prospectivo com 370 pacientes consecutivos que preencheram os critérios de Roma III para constipação. Esses pacientes foram encaminhados por um clínico geral a um pediatra devido ao fracasso no tratamento com laxantes. RESULTADOS: A biópsia comprovou doença celíaca em sete desses pacientes. Isso é significativamente mais alto (p < 0,001 do que a prevalência de 1:198 de doença celíaca nos Países Baixos. Dois pacientes tinham tiroidite autoimune. Nenhum paciente tinha hipercalcemia. CONCLUSÕES: Conclui-se que a doença celíaca é significativamente super-representada em pacientes com constipação encaminhados por um clínico geral a um pediatra devido ao fracasso no tratamento com laxantes. Todos esses pacientes devem, portanto, ser triados para doença celíaca.

  14. Structure and Functional Studies of the CS Domain of the Essential H/ACA Ribonucleoparticle Assembly Protein SHQ1

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    Singh, Mahavir; Gonzales, Fernando A.; Cascio, Duilio; Heckmann, Nathanael; Chanfreau, Guillaume; Feigon, Juli; (UCLA)

    2009-03-16

    H/ACA ribonucleoprotein particles are essential for ribosomal RNA and telomerase RNA processing and metabolism. Shq1p has been identified as an essential eukaryotic H/ACA small nucleolar (sno) ribonucleoparticle (snoRNP) biogenesis and assembly factor. Shq1p is postulated to be involved in the early biogenesis steps of H/ACA snoRNP complexes, and Shq1p depletion leads to a specific decrease in H/ACA small nucleolar RNA levels and to defects in ribosomal RNA processing. Shq1p contains two predicted domains as follows: an N-terminal CS (named after CHORD-containing proteins and SGT1) or HSP20-like domain, and a C-terminal region of high sequence homology called the Shq1 domain. Here we report the crystal structure and functional studies of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Shq1p CS domain. The structure consists of a compact anti-parallel {beta}-sandwich fold that is composed of two {beta}-sheets containing four and three {beta}-strands, respectively, and a short {alpha}-helix. Deletion studies showed that the CS domain is required for the essential functions of Shq1p. Point mutations in residues Phe-6, Gln-10, and Lys-80 destabilize Shq1p in vivo and induce a temperature-sensitive phenotype with depletion of H/ACA small nucleolar RNAs and defects in rRNA processing. Although CS domains are frequently found in co-chaperones of the Hsp90 molecular chaperone, no interaction was detected between the Shq1p CS domain and yeast Hsp90 in vitro. These results show that the CS domain is essential for Shq1p function in H/ACA snoRNP biogenesis in vivo, possibly in an Hsp90-independent manner.

  15. INSUFICIENCIA CARDÍACA CONGESTIVA O COR PULMONALE Congestive heart failure or Cor Pulmonale

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    Oscar Ernesto Amarís Peña

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available La insuficiencia cardíaca es una de las principales causas de muerte cardiovascular y se presenta como consecuencia, en más del 70 por ciento de los casos, de las dos enfermedades cardiovasculares de mayor prevalencia: la hipertensión arterial y la enfermedad coronaria. La disnea y el edema en los miembros inferiores son los dos criterios más usados para el diagnóstico de insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva y estos son, justamente, las principales manifestaciones de los pacientes con Cor Pulmonale. Este documento propone algunos criterios para el diagnóstico diferencial de las dos entidades.Heart failure is one of the most important causes of cardiovascular death, as consequence of arterial hypertension or coronary heart disease. Dyspnea and legs edema are the commonest symptoms of congestive heart failure, but there are important symptoms in Cor Pulmonale, too. This paper propose some distinctive clues to differential diagnosis.

  16. Accurate placement of substrate RNA by Gar1 in H/ACA RNA-guided pseudouridylation.

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    Wang, Peng; Yang, Lijiang; Gao, Yi Qin; Zhao, Xin Sheng

    2015-09-01

    H/ACA RNA-guided ribonucleoprotein particle (RNP), the most complicated RNA pseudouridylase so far known, uses H/ACA guide RNA for substrate capture and four proteins (Cbf5, Nop10, L7Ae and Gar1) for pseudouridylation. Although it was shown that Gar1 not only facilitates the product release, but also enhances the catalytic activity, the chemical role that Gar1 plays in this complicated machinery is largely unknown. Kinetics measurement on Pyrococcus furiosus RNPs at different temperatures making use of fluorescence anisotropy showed that Gar1 reduces the catalytic barrier through affecting the activation entropy instead of enthalpy. Site-directed mutagenesis combined with molecular dynamics simulations demonstrated that V149 in the thumb loop of Cbf5 is critical in placing the target uridine to the right position toward catalytic D85 of Cbf5. The enzyme elegantly aligns the position of uridine in the catalytic site with the help of Gar1. In addition, conversion of uridine to pseudouridine results in a rigid syn configuration of the target nucleotide in the active site and causes Gar1 to pull out the thumb. Both factors guarantee the efficient release of the product. PMID:26206671

  17. Tratamento otimizado e redução da frequência cardíaca na insuficiência cardíaca crônica

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    Irineu Blanco Moreno

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A Insuficiência Cardíaca (IC é uma síndrome que cursa com má evolução nas formas avançadas. O bloqueio neuro-hormonal modifica essa história natural; no entanto, ele com frequência é subotimizado. OBJETIVO: Neste estudo procuramos verificar em qual percentual médicos cardiologistas habituados no tratamento da IC conseguem prescrever as doses-alvo dos medicamentos de comprovada eficácia. MÉTODOS: Foram selecionados consecutivamente 104 pacientes ambulatoriais com disfunção sistólica, todos sob tratamento estabilizado. Avaliaram-se dados demográficos e o tratamento verificando-se as doses atingidas. Os achados são apresentados em percentual e fizeram-se correlações entre as diferentes variáveis. RESULTADOS: A idade média dos pac. foi de 64,1 ± 14,2 anos, com PAS 115,4 ± 15,3 mmHg, FC de 67,8 ± 9,4 bpm, peso 76,0 ± 17,0 kg e em ritmo sinusal (90,4%. Quanto ao tratamento, 93,3% estavam recebendo um bloqueador do SRA (52,9% IECA, todos recebiam betabloqueador (BB, sendo o carvedilol o mais prescrito (92,3%. Quanto às doses: 97,1% dos que recebiam um BRA estavam com dose abaixo da ideal; os que recebiam IECA 52,7% receberam dose otimizada. Quanto ao BB, em 76,0% foi possível prescrever as doses alvos. Nesse grupo de pac. a maioria com dose alvo do BB, pode-se observar que 36,5% apresentavam frequência cardíaca igual ou maior que 70 bpm em ritmo sinusal. CONCLUSÕES: Médicos cardiologistas habituados no tratamento da IC conseguem prescrever as doses-alvo de inibidores da ECA e BB para a maioria dos pac. Mesmo recebendo as doses preconizadas, cerca de um terço dos pac. persiste com FC acima de 70 bpm e deveria ter seu tratamento otimizado.

  18. Prevention under the Affordable Care Act (ACA: Has the ACA Overpromised and under Delivered?; Comment on “Interrelation of Preventive Care Benefits and Shared Costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA”

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    Carol Molinari

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available This policy brief discusses preventive care benefits and cost-sharing included in health insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA legislation and highlights some consequences to Americans and the country in terms of healthcare costs and value.

  19. Fish oil supplements, longevity and aging

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    Magalhães, de João Pedro; Müller, Michael; Rainger, G.E.; Steegenga, Wilma

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    Fish oil supplementation is of great medical and public interest with epidemiological evidence of health benefits in humans, in particular by conferring protection against heart diseases. Its anti-inflammatory properties have also been reported. Initial results from short-lived mouse strains show

  20. Qualidade de vida de portadores de insuficiência cardíaca Calidad de vida de portadores de insuficiencia cardíaca Quality of life of heart failure patients

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    Djanira Alzira Soares

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar o nível de qualidade de vida de portadores de insuficiência cardíaca; o grau de insuficiência cardíaca dos pacientes; a opinião dos portadores de insuficiência cardíaca quanto ao seu estado de saúde atual quanto comparada há um ano atrás. MÉTODOS: A amostra foi composta por 30 portadores de insuficiência cardíaca atendidos em ambulatório de um hospital geral e público do município de Taboão da Serra - SP. Para a coleta de dados foi utilizado o Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36. RESULTADOS: Os resultados do estudo permitiram identificar o nível de qualidade de vida em diferentes dimensões: aspectos físicos (08; aspectos emocionais (09; capacidade funcional (22; estado geral da saúde (34; dor (39; aspectos sociais (40; vitalidade (47 e saúde mental (53. CONCLUSÃO: Esse estudo pode contribuir para a melhora da assistência de enfermagem prestada a portadores de insuficiência cardíaca na medida em que ressalta as limitações vivenciadas por esses indivíduos, bem como o impacto dessas limitações em seu padrão de vida normal.OBJETIVO: Identificar el nivel de calidad de vida de portadores de insuficiencia cardíaca; el grado de insuficiencia cardíaca de los pacientes; la opinión de los portadores de insuficiencia cardíaca en cuanto a su estado de salud actual en comparación al año anterior. MÉTODOS: La muestra estuvo compuesta por 30 portadores de insuficiencia cardíaca atendidos en consulta externa de un hospital general y público del municipio de Taboão da Serra - SP. Para la recolección de datos fue utilizado el Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36. RESULTADOS: Los resultados del estudio permitieron identificar el nivel de calidad de vida en diferentes dimensiones: aspectos físicos (08; aspectos emocionales (09; capacidad funcional (22; estado general de la salud (34; dolor (39; aspectos sociales (40; vitalidad (47 y salud mental

  1. Insuficiência cardíaca: estratégias usadas por idosos na busca por qualidade de vida

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    Analyane Conceição Silva dos Santos

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Estudo descritivo com abordagem qualitativa cujos objetivos foram identificar as repercussões da insuficiência cardíaca na qualidade de vida dos idosos; descrever as estratégias utilizadas no enfrentamento destas repercussões e conhecer as percepções acerca dos cuidados de enfermagem. Foram realizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas com dez idosos com insuficiência cardíaca em um hospital militar do Rio de Janeiro-RJ. Identificou-se que a insuficiência cardíaca gera repercussões emocionais, físicas e financeiras na vida dos idosos, ocasionando impacto na qualidade de vida. Dentre as estratégias criadas pelos idosos, verificou-se o enfrentamento paliativo e o enfrentamento emocional. Os cuidados de enfermagem evidenciados foram orientação, carinho, zelo e dedicação. Cuidar do idoso com insuficiência cardíaca implica em avaliar as repercussões na capacidade funcional e autonomia dos anciãos, exigindo habilidades e competências do enfermeiro para identificar suas especificidades na perspectiva de um cuidado integral que contribua para a qualidade de vida dos mesmos.

  2. Political Ideology and Its Relationship to Perceptions of Social Justice Advocacy among Members of the American Counseling Association (ACA)

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    Steele, Janee Marie

    2010-01-01

    Social justice has become an increasingly controversial topic among members of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Specifically, concerns have been raised over what is perceived to be: (a) the liberal political agenda of social justice advocates, (b) the marginalization of conservative counselors, and (c) the inappropriate use of ACA…

  3. The Impact Of State Policies On ACA Applications And Enrollment Among Low-Income Adults In Arkansas, Kentucky, And Texas.

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    Sommers, Benjamin D; Maylone, Bethany; Nguyen, Kevin H; Blendon, Robert J; Epstein, Arnold M

    2015-06-01

    States are taking variable approaches to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion, Marketplace design, enrollment outreach, and application assistance. We surveyed nearly 3,000 low-income adults in late 2014 to compare experiences in three states with markedly different policies: Kentucky, which expanded Medicaid, created a successful state Marketplace, and supported outreach efforts; Arkansas, which enacted the private option and a federal-state partnership Marketplace, but with legislative limitations on outreach; and Texas, which did not expand Medicaid and passed restrictions on navigators. We found that application rates, successful enrollment, and positive experiences with the ACA were highest in Kentucky, followed by Arkansas, with Texas performing worst. Limited awareness remains a critical barrier: Fewer than half of adults had heard some or a lot about the coverage expansions. Application assistance from navigators and others was the strongest predictor of enrollment, while Latino applicants were less likely than others to successfully enroll. Twice as many respondents felt that the ACA had helped them as hurt them (although the majority reported no direct impact), and advertising was strongly associated with perceptions of the law. State policy choices appeared to have had major impacts on enrollment experiences among low-income adults and their perceptions of the ACA. PMID:26056207

  4. Acquisition through horizontal gene transfer of plasmid pSMA198 by Streptococcus macedonicus ACA-DC 198 points towards the dairy origin of the species.

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    Konstantinos Papadimitriou

    Full Text Available Streptococcus macedonicus is an intriguing streptococcal species whose most frequent source of isolation is fermented foods similarly to Streptococcus thermophilus. However, S. macedonicus is closely related to commensal opportunistic pathogens of the Streptococcus bovis/Streptococcus equinus complex.We analyzed the pSMA198 plasmid isolated from the dairy strain Streptococcus macedonicus ACA-DC 198 in order to provide novel clues about the main ecological niche of this bacterium. pSMA198 belongs to the narrow host range pCI305/pWV02 family found primarily in lactococci and to the best of our knowledge it is the first such plasmid to be reported in streptococci. Comparative analysis of the pSMA198 sequence revealed a high degree of similarity with plasmids isolated from Lactococcus lactis strains deriving from milk or its products. Phylogenetic analysis of the pSMA198 Rep showed that the vast majority of closely related proteins derive from lactococcal dairy isolates. Additionally, cloning of the pSMA198 ori in L. lactis revealed a 100% stability of replication over 100 generations. Both pSMA198 and the chromosome of S. macedonicus exhibit a high percentage of potential pseudogenes, indicating that they have co-evolved under the same gene decay processes. We identified chromosomal regions in S. macedonicus that may have originated from pSMA198, also supporting a long co-existence of the two replicons. pSMA198 was also found in divergent biotypes of S. macedonicus and in strains isolated from dispersed geographic locations (e.g. Greece and Switzerland showing that pSMA198's acquisition is not a recent event.Here we propose that S. macedonicus acquired plasmid pSMA198 from L. lactis via an ancestral genetic exchange event that took place most probably in milk or dairy products. We provide important evidence that point towards the dairy origin of this species.

  5. Variabilidade da frequência cardíaca em neonatos prematuros e de termo

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    Fabio Augusto Selig

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Várias publicações têm demonstrado a importância do sistema nervoso autônomo por meio dos componentes simpático e parassimpático na gerência da interação entre as diferentes partes do organismo humano. Esses estudos aplicaram técnicas lineares e não lineares (Teoria do Caos de avaliação em diferentes situações, doenças e faixas etárias, tendo como ferramenta a variabilidade da frequência cardíaca (VFC. OBJETIVO: Aplicar os conhecimentos das dinâmicas linear e não linear na avaliação de neonatos prematuros (NPT, analisando sua VFC e comparando com neonatos de termo (NT saudáveis. MÉTODOS: Quarenta e oito neonatos prematuros com diferentes idades gestacionais tiveram seus batimentos cardíacos captados com auxílio do equipamento Polar Advanced S810i e sua VFC obtida pelo registro dos intervalos RR. A VFC foi analisada nos domínios do tempo (SDNN, RMSSD, SD1/SD2, da frequência (VLF, LF, HF e a relação LF/HF e do caos (TAU e sua normalização [TAU(n], Expoente de Lyapunov e Entropia. Os NPT foram comparados com um grupo de 78 NT saudáveis e sem intercorrências perinatais com auxílio do teste não paramétrico de Kruskal-Wallis. RESULTADOS: Detectou-se diferença estatisticamente significante entre os grupos para todas as variáveis estudadas, tanto no domínio do tempo como nos da frequência e do caos. CONCLUSÃO: Neonatos prematuros exibem comportamento menos complexo da variabilidade da frequência cardíaca que neonatos de termo, fato comprovado nos domínios do tempo, da frequência e do caos. O estudo da variabilidade cardíaca nesse grupo pode ser considerado uma ferramenta a mais na avaliação da maturação autonômica e, consequentemente, da progressão para eutrofia.

  6. Designer Leptin Receptor Antagonist Allo-aca Inhibits VEGF Effects in Ophthalmic Neoangiogenesis Models

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    Coroniti, Roberta; Fario, Rafal; Nuno, Didier J.; Otvos, Laszlo; Scolaro, Laura; Surmacz, Eva

    2016-01-01

    Experimental and clinical data suggest that pro-angiogenic, pro-inflammatory and mitogenic cytokine leptin can be implicated in ocular neovascularization and other eye pathologies. At least in part, leptin action appears to be mediated through functional interplay with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). VEGF is a potent regulator of neoangiogenesis and vascular leakage with a proven role in conditions such as proliferative diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema. Accordingly, drugs targeting VEGF are becoming mainstream treatments for these diseases. The crosstalk between leptin and VEGF has been noted in different tissues, but its involvement in the development of eye pathologies is unclear. Leptin is coexpressed with VEGF during ocular neovascularization and can potentiate VEGF synthesis and angiogenic function. However, whether or not VEGF regulates leptin expression or signaling has never been studied. Consequently, we addressed this aspect of leptin/VEGF crosstalk in ocular models, focusing on therapeutic exploration of underlying mechanisms. Here we show, for the first time, that in retinal (RF/6A) and corneal (BCE) endothelial cells, VEGF (100 ng/mL, 24 h) stimulated leptin mRNA synthesis by 70 and 30%, respectively, and protein expression by 56 and 28%, respectively. In parallel, VEGF induced RF/6A and BCE cell growth by 33 and 20%, respectively. In addition, VEGF upregulated chemotaxis and chemokinesis in retinal cells by ~40%. VEGF-dependent proliferation and migration were significantly reduced in the presence of the leptin receptor antagonist, Allo-aca, at 100–250 nmol/L concentrations. Furthermore, Allo-aca suppressed VEGF-dependent long-term (24 h), but not acute (15 min) stimulation of the Akt and ERK1/2 signaling pathways. The efficacy of Allo-aca was validated in the rat laser-induced choroidal neovascularization model where the compound (5 μg/eye) significantly reduced pathological

  7. Parada cardíaca inesperada durante colecistectomia: relato de caso

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    Croitor Lorena Brito da Justa

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A parada cardíaca per-operatória é um evento grave, e sua incidência em nosso serviço é de 31:10.000 anestesias. O objetivo deste relato é apresentar um caso de parada cardíaca durante anestesia geral em uma paciente submetida a colecistectomia. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente feminina, 16 anos, 62 kg, estado físico ASA I, submetida à colecistectomia por via aberta. Midazolam (15 mg por via oral foi a medicação pré-anestésica. Foi realizadas indução anestésica com sufentanil (50 µg, propofol (150 mg e atracúrio (30 mg. A anestesia foi mantida com isoflurano e N2O. Após trinta minutos de cirurgia ocorreu bradicardia sinusal revertida com atropina (0,5 mg. Vinte minutos depois, ocorreu outra bradicardia com bloqueio átrio-ventricular de 3º grau evoluindo rapidamente para parada cardíaca (PCR em assistolia, apesar da administração de atropina (1 mg. As manobras de reanimação foram iniciadas imediatamente, juntamente com a administração de adrenalina (1 mg, com retorno dos batimentos cardíacos espontâneos após aproximadamente cinco minutos da PCR. A cirurgia foi concluída e a paciente manteve-se estável hemodinami- camente. A paciente foi extubada duas horas após o término da cirurgia apresentando-se sonolenta, não contactante, com bom padrão ventilatório e hemodinâmico. Após doze horas de observação na unidade de terapia intensiva (UTI a paciente apresentava-se agitada e desconexa. Vinte e quatro horas após a PCR a paciente recebeu alta da UTI consciente, orientada, sem queixas e sem déficit neurológico. Recebeu alta hospitalar no 4º dia do pós-operatório. CONCLUSÕES: Diversos fatores podem contribuir para a ocorrência de disritmias e parada cardíaca no per-operatório, destacando-se a estimulação vagal secundária às manobras cirúrgicas. O diagnóstico precoce e o rápido início das manobras de reanimação são de fundamental importância para a boa evolução neurol

  8. Trombocitopenia adquirida e cirurgia cardíaca: relato de caso

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    GIFFHORN Hélcio

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Trombocitopenia é um grande problema hemostático em pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca. Relataremos dois casos de pacientes com diminuição adquirida das plaquetas: um devido a uremia e outro por disfunção valvar (disfunção de prótese em posição mitral. Estes pacientes tiveram períodos de transoperatório e pós-operatório imediato sem intercorrência. A perda sangüínea não foi maior do que a esperada. A transfusão de plaquetas realizada durante a operação pode prevenir futuras complicações na recuperação do paciente.

  9. Grupo de pacientes de cirurgia cardíaca: relato de experiência

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    Elisa Helena Kuhn

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho relata-se uma experiência de grupo com pacientes de cirurgia cardíaca. A atividade realiza-se no INSTITUTO DE CARDIOLOGIA DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL e tem por objetivo proporcionar aos pacientes a oportunidade de verbalizarem suas ansiedades e conversarem sobre suas experiências relacionadas com a cirurgia e anestesia. Os grupos reúnem-se duas vezes por semana sendo constituídos por pacientes adultos em pré e pós-operatório imediato. A equipe de saúde é composta por enfermeiros, psicólogo, anestesista, cardiologistas e fisioterapeutas e sua atuação é no sentido de auxiliar na compreensão dos procedimentos aos quais o paciente vai se submeter, desfazendo fantasias distorcidas da realidade.

  10. Manifestações orais da Doença Celíaca em Odontopediatria

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    Projeto de Pós-Graduação/Dissertação apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Medicina Dentária A doença celíaca (DC) é uma enteropatia comum, caraterizada pela permanente intolerância ao glúten. Tem sido descrito por vários autores a importância das manifestações orais provocadas por esta doença para um diagnóstico precoce, sendo as mais comuns, defeitos de esmalte, baixa incidência de cárie e ulcerações aftosas recorrentes. ...

  11. Taking iron supplements

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007478.htm Taking iron supplements To use the sharing features on this page, ... levels. You may also need to take iron supplements as well to rebuild iron stores in your ...

  12. Dietary Supplements for Toddlers

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    ... Listen Español Text Size Email Print Share Dietary Supplements for Toddlers Page Content Article Body If you ... a diet recommended for children), she may need supplements of vitamins B12 and D as well as ...

  13. Caquexia associada à insuficiência cardíaca Heart failure-induced cachexia

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    Marina Politi Okoshi

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    Full Text Available Pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca frequentemente desenvolvem estado de caquexia, que constitui fator independente de redução da sobrevida. Caquexia pode ser diagnosticada quando ocorre perda de peso corporal maior que 6% do peso habitual, na ausência de outras doenças. Embora sua fisiopatologia não esteja completamente esclarecida, vários fatores parecem estar envolvidos, como diminuição da ingestão alimentar, anormalidades do trato gastrointestinal, ativação imunológica e neuro-hormonal e alteração da relação entre processos anabólicos e catabólicos. Como não há terapia específica para a caquexia associada à insuficiência cardíaca, o tratamento baseia-se no suporte nutricional, bloqueio neuro-hormonal, controle do edema e anemia e exercícios físicos. Fármacos com propriedades imunomodulatórias e anabólicas encontram-se em investigação clínica e experimental.Heart failure patients often develop cachexia, which is an independent factor for survival reduction. Cachexia can be diagnosed when there is loss of more than 6% of the body weight, in the absence of other diseases. Even though its pathophysiology has not yet been completely clarified, various factors seem to be involved, such as reduction in food consumption, gastrointestinal tract abnormalities, immunologic and neuro-hormonal activarion and changes in the relationship between anabolic and catabolic processes. Since there is not specific therapy for heart failure-induced cachexia, management is based on nutritional support, neuro-hormonal blockade, control of edema and anemia and exercise. Drugs with anabolic and immunomodulating properties are being evaluated and clinical and non-clinical trials.

  14. Effects of Supplemental Dietary Phytase and 25-Hydroxycholecalciferol on the Digestive and Reproductive Organ Characteristics of Commercial Layers Inoculated Before or at the Onset of Lay with the F-Strain of Mycoplasma galli

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    In 3 trials, the effects of dietary supple mentation with phytase (PHY) and 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25-D3) on the digestive and reproductive organ characteristics of commercial layers that were inoculated pre-lay (12 wk of age) or at the onset of lay (22 wk of age) with F-strain Mycoplasma gallis...

  15. Emerging Supplements in Sports

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    Mason, Bryan C.; Lavallee, Mark E.

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    Context: Nutritional supplements advertised as ergogenic are commonly used by athletes at all levels. Health care professionals have an opportunity and responsibility to counsel athletes concerning the safety and efficacy of supplements on the market. Evidence Acquisition: An Internet search of common fitness and bodybuilding sites was performed to identify supplement promotions. A search of MEDLINE (2000–August, 2011) was performed using the most commonly identified supplements, including gl...

  16. Psiscan: a computational approach to identify H/ACA-like and AGA-like non-coding RNA in trypanosomatid genomes

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    Ziporen Yaara

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Detection of non coding RNA (ncRNA molecules is a major bioinformatics challenge. This challenge is particularly difficult when attempting to detect H/ACA molecules which are involved in converting uridine to pseudouridine on rRNA in trypanosomes, because these organisms have unique H/ACA molecules (termed H/ACA-like that lack several of the features that characterize H/ACA molecules in most other organisms. Results We present here a computational tool called Psiscan, which was designed to detect H/ACA-like molecules in trypanosomes. We started by analyzing known H/ACA-like molecules and characterized their crucial elements both computationally and experimentally. Next, we set up constraints based on this analysis and additional phylogenic and functional data to rapidly scan three trypanosome genomes (T. brucei, T. cruzi and L. major for sequences that observe these constraints and are conserved among the species. In the next step, we used minimal energy calculation to select the molecules that are predicted to fold into a lowest energy structure that is consistent with the constraints. In the final computational step, we used a Support Vector Machine that was trained on known H/ACA-like molecules as positive examples and on negative examples of molecules that were identified by the computational analyses but were shown experimentally not to be H/ACA-like molecules. The leading candidate molecules predicted by the SVM model were then subjected to experimental validation. Conclusion The experimental validation showed 11 molecules to be expressed (4 out of 25 in the intermediate stage and 7 out of 19 in the final validation after the machine learning stage. Five of these 11 molecules were further shown to be bona fide H/ACA-like molecules. As snoRNA in trypanosomes are organized in clusters, the new H/ACA-like molecules could be used as starting points to manually search for additional molecules in their neighbourhood. All

  17. Respuesta cardíaca en jugadores de fútbol de tercera división durante partidos oficiales y entrenamientos

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    Justificación. La frecuencia cardíaca es una de las variables más utilizadas para el registro del compromiso fisiológico de los deportistas. En este sentido, en nuestra investigación se intenta determinar, partiendo de la respuesta cardíaca de los futbolistas, los niveles de intensidad alcanzados por éstos en función del tipo de actividad (entrenamiento o competición) y en función del puesto específico ocupado en el terreno de juego. Objetivos. Analizar la respuesta cardíaca en futbolistas...

  18. Aporte de la frecuencia cardíaca en futbolistas durante el período de competencia

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    Arnaldo A. Angelino

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available ObjetivosEvaluar el comportamiento de los componentes de la curva dinámica de la frecuencia cardíaca basal, intraesfuerzo y de recuperación de acuerdo con el tiempo, la distancia y la intensidad de pruebas aeróbicas en cinta ergométrica y de campo como indicador de entrenamiento y adaptación física durante el período de competencia en jugadores de fútbol.Material y métodosSe evaluaron 108 jugadores de fútbol juvenil, masculinos y de 17 ± 2 años, con prueba aeróbica ergométrica y de campo durante el ciclo competitivo. Se realizó prueba de 2.400 metros en cinta ergométrica y Yo-Yo Test en campo (Endurance nivel 2.ResultadosEl registro continuo de frecuencia cardíaca permitió observar: 1 un registro más detallado de las modificaciones de la frecuencia cardíaca submáxima (89,4 ± 7,6 versus 83,0 ± 7,7; p < 0,05 en cinta ergométrica, 2 diferentes respuestas de frecuencia cardíaca submáxima en prueba ergométrica y de campo al primer minuto (164,0 versus 116,6; p < 0,05 y al segundo minuto (176,3 versus 123,5; p < 0,05 en relación con la frecuencia cardíaca máxima (198,6 versus 194,0; p = ns, 3 en pruebas de campo se observó un intervalo mayor de reserva de frecuencia cardíaca en relación con la capacidad de resistencia a partir del segundo minuto (25,9 versus 19,1; p < 0,05.ConclusionesEl registro comparativo de la frecuencia cardíaca durante el ciclo competitivo en jugadores de fútbol en pruebas aeróbicas ergométricas y en prueba de campo permite el análisis de indicadores de entrenamiento y adaptación física. Los indicadores de frecuencia cardíaca basal, submáxima, máxima, de recuperación e intervalo de reserva de frecuencia cardíaca permiten información de rendimiento y entrenamiento en la resistencia a diferente velocidad de desplazamiento, tiempo de permanencia y distancia en pruebas de cinta ergométrica y de campo, de gran utilidad para las pautas de entrenamiento durante el período de competencia

  19. Comportamento dos quimiorreflexos central e periférico na insuficiência cardíaca

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    Guilherme Veiga Guimarães

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome da insuficiência cardíaca (IC pode ser definida como via final de qualquer forma de doença cardíaca. Os reflexos cardiovasculares simpatoinibitórios como o reflexo arterial barorreceptor estão significativamente suprimidos na IC. Pacientes com IC apresentam maior ventilação para determinada carga de trabalho quando comparados a indivíduos normais. Esse fato gera baixa eficiência ventilatória e relaciona-se com maior ventilação relativa à produção de gás carbônico, que é um preditor de mau prognóstico, além de ser um fator limitante ao exercício. Há evidências de que o desequilíbrio autonômico contribua para a patogênese e a progressão da insuficiência cardíaca. Os quimiorreflexos são os principais mecanismos de controle e regulação das respostas ventilatórias às mudanças de concentração do oxigênio e gás carbônico arterial. A ativação do quimiorreflexo causa aumento da atividade simpática, frequência cardíaca, pressão arterial e volume minuto. No entanto, o aumento do volume minuto e da pressão arterial, pelo feedback negativo provocam inibição da resposta simpática à ativação do quimiorreflexo. Apesar das alterações funcionais dos reflexos, seu comportamento em condições normais e patológicas, especialmente sua contribuição para o estado simpatoexcitatório encontrado na IC, não tem sido amplamente estudado. Dessa forma, esta revisão tem por objetivo integrar os conhecimentos a respeito dos quimiorreflexos central e periférico na síndrome da insuficiência cardíaca, bem como esclarecer a influência da terapêutica medicamentosa da insuficiência cardíaca nos quimiorreflexos.

  20. Fase crônica cardíaca fibrosante da Tripanossomíase cruzi experimental no cão

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    Marta de Lana

    1988-09-01

    Full Text Available Os autores documentam a cardiopatia difusa fibrosante, com todos os sintomas clínicos e dados de autópsia pertinentes à insuficiência cardíaca congestiva, em um dos 21 cães infectados com a cepa Colombiana (cinco morreram na fase aguda e quatro continuam vivos e cinco, dos 13 infectados com a cepa Berenice-78 (oito morreram na fase aguda, num período de oito anos de observação. Em vista destes resultados, os autores sugerem que o cão possa vir a ser um modelo experimental, adequado para o estudo da história natural da doença de Chagas, preenchendo os requisitos estabelecidos pelo Comitê Assessor de Doença de Chagas do Programa Especial de Pesquisa e Treinamento em Doenças Tropicais da Organização Mundial de Saúde.The authors found the fibrosing chronic chagasic cardiopathy with congestive heartfailure in one out of the 21 dogs infected with the Colombian strain (five died in acutephase andfour are alivefive out of the 13 animais infected with the Berenice-78 strain eight died in acute phase were observed until eight years of infection with T. cruzi. In view of these results, the author suggest that the dog could be a suitable experimental model for the study of the natural history of Chagas' disease. The dog conforms with the requisites of the World Health Organization (WHO Steering Committee of Chagas' disease of the Programmefor Research Training in Tropical Diseases.

  1. Style as Supplement - Supplement as Style

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    Sørensen, Bent

    , and to aim for an almost Brechtian Verfremdung-effect, but the film also uses this device as a stylistic trait to characterize something ‘essential' about Derrida and his style. Derrida strikes the same chord by insisting on drawing attention to the artificiality of the making of the film, where questions...... and deferrals. This is of course another link in the infinite Derridean chain of supplements to supplements of supplements - in his writings, his persona and the legacy of images of him left behind in the archives. How does this perpetual deferral reflect itself in Derrida's visual and verbal style......, or inversely how does his style always/already produce these supplements and deferrals?...

  2. Lesões cardíacas em ratos wistar inoculados com diferentes cepas do Trypanosoma cruzi

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    E. Chapadeiro

    1988-09-01

    Full Text Available Ratos albinos Wistar infectados com diferentes inóculos das cepas Y, Colombiana (COL e São Felipe (12SF do Trypanosoma cruzi desenvolveram parasitemia elevada entre 14e21 dias, a qual tomou-se desprezível ou desapareceu completamente ao final da 4ª semana. As lesões do coração foram avaliadas, semiquantitativamente, pelo sistema de "scores", conforme a intensidade e a extensão da inflamação, nas diferentes estruturas do órgão, tendo sido observado que: a na fase inicial (aguda da infecção, os animais mortos espontaneamente ou em conseqüência de acidente anestésico apresentaram cardite de intensidade moderada à acentuada, não havendo diferença em relação às cepas utilizadas; as diferentes estruturas do coração estavam uniformemente comprometidas; b na fase crônica da infecção observou-se cardite degrau leve a moderado e as lesões foram mais freqüentes e intensas quanto maior o inoculo empregado; no entanto, inóculos baixos só produziram lesões quando a cepa utilizada foi a Colombiana. Trombose mural nos átrios e dilatação da ponta do ventrículo esquerdo foram observadas em 20% dos animais, independentemente da cepa. Na fase crônica 15% dos animais apresentaram miocardite crônica com fibrose, associada à hipertrofia das miocélulas. Os AA confirmam ser o rato albino suscetível à infecção chagásica e, portanto, um modelo útil no estudo das manifestações cardíacas da Doença de Chagas.Wistar albino rats infected intraperitonially with different inocula of Y, 12SF and Colombian strains of Trypanosoma cruzi developed high parasitemia, which lowered by the end of the 6th week; mortality varied according with the strain and inoculum. Acute carditis like that occurring in the human, was found in all animals killed or dying spontaneously. The surviving rats were sacrificed in the 8th month of infection. They presented active chronic carditis involving especially the myocardium and the intracardiac nervous

  3. Functional and structural impact of target uridine substitutions on the H/ACA ribonucleoprotein particle pseudouridine synthase.

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    Zhou, Jing; Liang, Bo; Li, Hong

    2010-07-27

    Box H/ACA ribonucleoprotein protein particles catalyze the majority of pseudouridylation in functional RNA. Different from stand alone pseudouridine synthases, the RNP pseudouridine synthase comprises multiple protein subunits and an RNA subunit. Previous studies showed that each subunit, regardless its location, is sensitive to the step of subunit placement at the catalytic center and potentially to the reaction status of the substrate. Here we describe the impact of chemical substitutions of target uridine on enzyme activity and structure. We found that 3-methyluridine in place of uridine inhibited its isomerization while 2'-deoxyuridine or 4-thiouridine did not. Significantly, crystal structures of an archaeal box H/ACA RNP bound with the nonreactive and the two postreactive substrate analogues showed only subtle structural changes throughout the assembly except for a conserved tyrosine and a substrate anchoring loop of Cbf5. Our results suggest a potential role of these elements and the subunit that contacts them in substrate binding and product release.

  4. Mediastinite pós-esternotomia longitudinal para cirurgia cardíaca: 10 anos de análise

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    Valdir Cesarino de Souza; André Ney Menezes Freire; José Tavares-Neto

    2002-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: mediastinites pós-esternotomia para cirurgia cardíaca não são freqüentes (0,2% a 5,0%), porém, quando surgem, se tornam potencialmente graves. Mesmo com o diagnóstico e tratamento precoces, o prognóstico não é bom, sobretudo se houver sepse e outros agravos à saúde associados. OBJETIVO: rever a casuística de casos de mediastinite. MÉTODO: foram analisados os prontuários de 2.272 pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca entre 1991 e 2000. Todas as operações foram realizadas através...

  5. Detection and Identification of Probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum Strains by Multiplex PCR Using RAPD-Derived Primers

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    Alex Galanis

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Lactobacillus plantarum 2035 and Lactobacillus plantarum ACA-DC 2640 are two lactic acid bacteria (LAB strains that have been isolated from Feta cheese. Both display significant potential for the production of novel probiotic food products. The aim of the present study was the development of an accurate and efficient method for the molecular detection and identification of the above strains in a single reaction. A multiplex PCR assay was designed for each strain, based on specific primers derived from Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD Sequenced Characterized Amplified Region (SCAR analysis. The specificity of the assay was tested with a total of 23 different LAB strains, for L. plantarum 2035 and L. plantarum ACA-DC 2640. The multiplex PCR assay was also successfully applied for the detection of the above cultures in yogurt samples prepared in our lab. The proposed methodology may be applied for monitoring the presence of these strains in food products, thus evaluating their probiotic character. Moreover, our strategy may be adapted for other novel LAB strains with probiotic potential, thus providing a powerful tool for molecular discrimination that could be invaluable to the food industry.

  6. Detection and Identification of Probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum Strains by Multiplex PCR Using RAPD-Derived Primers.

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    Galanis, Alex; Kourkoutas, Yiannis; Tassou, Chrysoula C; Chorianopoulos, Nikos

    2015-10-22

    Lactobacillus plantarum 2035 and Lactobacillus plantarum ACA-DC 2640 are two lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains that have been isolated from Feta cheese. Both display significant potential for the production of novel probiotic food products. The aim of the present study was the development of an accurate and efficient method for the molecular detection and identification of the above strains in a single reaction. A multiplex PCR assay was designed for each strain, based on specific primers derived from Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Sequenced Characterized Amplified Region (SCAR) analysis. The specificity of the assay was tested with a total of 23 different LAB strains, for L. plantarum 2035 and L. plantarum ACA-DC 2640. The multiplex PCR assay was also successfully applied for the detection of the above cultures in yogurt samples prepared in our lab. The proposed methodology may be applied for monitoring the presence of these strains in food products, thus evaluating their probiotic character. Moreover, our strategy may be adapted for other novel LAB strains with probiotic potential, thus providing a powerful tool for molecular discrimination that could be invaluable to the food industry.

  7. 一种新的混合并行蚁群算法研究应用%Research on a new hybrid parallel ACA

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    王磊

    2012-01-01

    提出了一种新的混合并行蚁群算法,在单机多核机及多核集群机下分别实现了MPI并行蚁群算法及MPI+ TBB并行蚁群算法,应用于真实路网车辆路径问题(Vehicle Routing Problem,VRP),对两者进行了实验对比,实验结果表明MPI并行蚁群算法具有较高的加速比,和问题规模关系不大,刚开始呈现线性加速比.较MPI并行蚁群算法,MPI+ TBB混合并行蚁群算法具有更好的可扩展性,在进程数较多时仍具有较高的加速比.%A new hybrid parallel ant colony algorithm (ACA) is presented, respectively construct MPI parallel ACA and MPI + TBB parallel ACA in the multi-core single machine and multi-core clusters to apply to the real road network for vehicle routing problem ( VRP). The experimental results show that MPI based parallel ACA make higher speedup , have nothing to do with problem size, and show linear speedup at the beginning. MPI + TBB based parallel hybrid parallel ACA has better scalability and a more high speedup than the MPI based parallel ACA in the more processes.

  8. Comportamento do ergorreflexo na insuficiência cardíaca

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    Juliana Fernanda Canhadas Belli

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Grande número de evidências tem sugerido a existência de uma rede de reflexos que se tornam hiperativos secundariamente a alterações músculo-esqueléticas que ocorrem na síndrome insuficiência cardíaca (IC. Estes, aliados aos reflexos cardiovasculares simpato-inibitórios, suprimidos na síndrome, podem contribuir para a intolerância ao exercício físico. A hiperativação dos sinais originados dos receptores localizados nos músculos esqueléticos (mecanoceptores - metaborreceptores é uma hipótese proposta recentemente para explicar a origem dos sintomas de fadiga e dispneia e os efeitos benéficos do treinamento físico na síndrome da IC. Na IC, outras alterações nos sistemas de controle reflexo, que não são mutuamente exclusivos, contribuem para dispneia. Estimulação inapropriada dos barorreceptores arteriais com consequente falta de inibição da descarga do metaborreflexo muscular e quimiorreflexo carotídeo e aumento da vasoconstricção renal com liberação de angiotensina II pode também ser considerada. Apesar das alterações funcionais dos reflexos terem sido usadas de maneira independente para ilustrar a excitação simpática observada na IC, a interação entre esses reflexos em condições normais e patológicas, especialmente sua contribuição para o estado simpato-excitatório encontrado na IC, não tem sido amplamente estudados. Assim, o problema se ambos os receptores musculares (mecano e metaborreceptores estão envolvidos na gênese da exacerbação do ergorreflexo observado na IC ainda fica a ser resolvido. Dessa forma, essa revisão tem por objetivo integrar os conhecimentos a respeito do mecano e metaborreflexo (ergorreflexo na síndrome da insuficiência cardíaca bem como esclarecer a influência da terapêutica medicamentosa da IC no ergorreflexo.

  9. [Peptide mapping of the major proteins in 2 strains of influenza virus].

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    Savich, I M; Gerasimova, L M; Mertvetsov, N P

    1985-01-01

    The protein composition of two influenza A virus strains from different serological groups was studied. For preliminary separation of envelope and core proteins the virus was treated with nonionic detergent Triton X-100 solution followed by chromatography in ultragel AcA 34. After their separation by disk electrophoresis and treatment with trypsin they were labeled with tritium and peptide analysis was carried out. Differences in peptide maps between the appropriate light and heavy chains of hemagglutinins of the strains under study were demonstrated. Differences in the composition of nucleoprotein and matrix protein were insignificant. PMID:3922120

  10. Minimized human telomerase maintains telomeres and resolves endogenous roles of H/ACA proteins, TCAB1, and Cajal bodies.

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    Vogan, Jacob M; Zhang, Xiaozhu; Youmans, Daniel T; Regalado, Samuel G; Johnson, Joshua Z; Hockemeyer, Dirk; Collins, Kathleen

    2016-01-01

    We dissected the importance of human telomerase biogenesis and trafficking pathways for telomere maintenance. Biological stability of human telomerase RNA (hTR) relies on H/ACA proteins, but other eukaryotes use other RNP assembly pathways. To investigate additional rationale for human telomerase assembly as H/ACA RNP, we developed a minimized cellular hTR. Remarkably, with only binding sites for telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT), minimized hTR assembled biologically active enzyme. TERT overexpression was required for cellular interaction with minimized hTR, indicating that H/ACA RNP assembly enhances endogenous hTR-TERT interaction. Telomere maintenance by minimized telomerase was unaffected by the elimination of the telomerase holoenzyme Cajal body chaperone TCAB1 or the Cajal body scaffold protein Coilin. Surprisingly, wild-type hTR also maintained and elongated telomeres in TCAB1 or Coilin knockout cells, with distinct changes in telomerase action. Overall, we elucidate trafficking requirements for telomerase biogenesis and function and expand mechanisms by which altered telomere maintenance engenders human disease. PMID:27525486

  11. Identification and evolutionary implication of four novel box H/ACA snoRNAs from Giardia lamblia

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    LUO Jun; ZHOU Hui; CHEN Chongjian; LI Yan; CHEN Yueqin; QU Lianghu

    2006-01-01

    From a specialized cDNA library, four novel box H/ACA snoRNAs, named GLsR22,GLsR23, GLsR24 and GLsR25, were identified from the primitive eukaryote, Giardia lamblia. Bioinformatics analyses indicated that all of them can be potentially folded into double hairpins, the typical secondary structures of box H/ACA snoRNAs. GLsR24 and GLsR25 are predicted to guide the site-specific pseudouridylation at U1753 and U2396 on 23S rRNA,respectively, while GLsR22 and GLsR23 belong to the family of "orphan" snoRNAs. All of the four novel snoRNAs are encoded by single copy genes and located in small intergenic regions. Interestingly,compared with the counterparts previously reported in Archaea and other unicellular protozoan, the box H/ACA snoRNAs identified from G. lamblia have unique structural features, implying that snoRNAs evolved from prokaryotes to eukaryotes in different ways.

  12. Muerte súbita por conmoción cardíaca (Commotio cordis asociada a miocardio no compactado

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    Analía Aquieri

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El miocardio no compactado es una rara miocardiopatía congénita caracterizada por la presencia de múltiples y prominentes trabeculaciones profundas en la pared ventricular que definen hendiduras comunicantes con el compartimiento ventricular principal. Es una entidad de baja incidencia y prevalencia que se diagnostica mediante estudios de imágenes como el ecocardiograma Doppler (ED, la tomografía computarizada multicorte (TCM y la resonancia magnética cardíaca (RMC. Puede ser asintomática o manifestarse mediante arritmias, insuficiencia cardíaca o eventos tromboembólicos. Se presenta el caso de un hombre de 33 años, asintomático, que durante la práctica deportiva sufre una conmoción cardíaca (commotio cordis que le produce un paro cardiorrespiratorio. El electrocardiograma mostró un ritmo de aleteo ventricular que requirió cardiodesfibrilación eléctrica. En un ED efectuado inicialmente no se observaron anormalidades significativas, pero otro ED, una TCM y una RMN obtenidos luego del alta, certificaron el hallazgo de miocardio no compactado aislado, descartando coronariopatía. Recibió tratamiento beta bloqueante y antiagregante y se discutió la colocación del cardiodesfibrilador implantable. Se plantea la fisiopatología de la asociación de estas dos infrecuentes y potencialmente letales afecciones.

  13. Women's Health Coverage Since the ACA: Improvements for Most, But Insurer Exclusions Put Many at Risk.

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    Palanker, Dania; Davenport, Karen

    2016-08-01

    Issue: Since enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many more women have health insurance than before the law, in part because it prohibits insurer practices that discriminate against women. However, gaps in women's health coverage persist. Insurers often exclude health services that women are likely to need, leaving women vulnerable to higher costs and denied claims that threaten their economic security and physical health. Goal: To uncover the types and incidence of insurer exclusions that may disproportionately affect women's coverage. Method: The authors examined qualified health plans from 109 insurers across 16 states for 2014, 2015, or both years. Key findings and conclusions: Six types of services are frequently excluded from insurance coverage: treatment of conditions resulting from noncovered services, maintenance therapy, genetic testing, fetal reduction surgery, treatment of self-inflicted conditions, and preventive services not covered by law. Policy change recommendations include prohibiting variations within states' "essential health benefits" benchmark plans and requiring transparency and simplified language in plan documents. PMID:27483555

  14. Cirurgia cardíaca no idoso Cardiac surgery in elderly patients

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    Danton R. da Rocha LOURES

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Com o aumento da expectativa de vida da população brasileira cresce o número de pessoas com idade superior a 70 anos que necessitam de operação cardíaca. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados, retrospectivamente, 75 pacientes com idade 3 a 70 anos submetidos a operação cardíaca no HC-UFPR, entre 1995 e 1999, com objetivo de analisarmos os resultados imediatos e tardios. A idade variou de 70 a 88 anos, sendo 34 (46,7% do sexo feminino e 41 (53,3% do masculino. Os principais sintomas foram angina (81,3%, dispnéia (42,6% e síncope (16%. Os pacientes encontravam-se em classe I (57,3%, classe II (17,3%, classe III (18,6% e classe IV (6,6% da NYHA, 61,3% eram hipertensos, 48% tabagistas, 28% diabéticos e 9,3% haviam sido submetidos a operação cardíaca prévia. Foram realizadas 50 (66,6% revascularizações do miocárdio, 9 (12% trocas de valva aórtica, 5 (6,6% operações de aorta, 4 (5,2% trocas valvares + revascularização miocárdica e outros procedimentos (7%. As principais complicações pós-operatórias foram cardiovasculares: arritmias ventriculares (22,6%, arritmias supraventriculares (21,3%, baixo débito cardíaco (16%; infecciosas (16% e pulmonares (9,3%. O tempo médio de permanência na UTI foi de 5 dias. RESULTADOS: A mortalidade hospitalar foi de 13,3% e houve 5 óbitos tardios. Dos sobreviventes, 78,4% compareceram para seguimento ambulatorial. O tempo médio de seguimento foi de 20,7 meses e a sobrevida foi de 92%; um dos óbitos tardios foi de origem cardiovascular. CONCLUSÃO: Apesar de serem pacientes de maior complexidade clínica pela maior incidência de doenças crônicas e acometimento de outros órgãos, os avanços na cirurgia cardíaca e terapia intensiva tornaram possível a intervenção com baixa morbi-mortalidade.BACKGROUND: Because of the increase in the life expectancy of the Brazilian population, elderly patients are being increasingly referred to cardiac surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy

  15. Anemia nos pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca avançada

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    Juliano Cardoso

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Anemia está associada à pior evolução nos pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca (IC. Entretanto, há poucos estudos sobre a anemia nos pacientes com IC avançada. OBJETIVO: Avaliar as características da anemia na IC em fase avançada. MÉTODOS: Foram incluídos 99 pacientes hospitalizados para compensação de IC (CF IV/NYHA, com idade > 18 anos e FEVE 12 g/dl. A anemia foi marcador independente de mau prognóstico na análise multivariada (mortalidade 47% vs 24,6%, p = 0,016, risco relativo 2,54. CONCLUSÃO: Anemia acomete, aproximadamente, 1/3 dos pacientes com IC avançada, e a deficiência de ferro é uma importante etiologia. Pacientes anêmicos são mais idosos e apresentaram função renal mais deteriorada. A melhora da congestão não foi suficiente para melhorar a anemia na maioria dos casos. Nos pacientes com IC avançada, a anemia é marcador independente de mau prognóstico.

  16. Manifestaciones digestivas y extradigestivas de la enfermedad celíaca.

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    Luis Ortigosa

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad celíaca (EC es una enteropatía de base autoinmune que se manifiesta en sujetos genéticamente susceptibles, asociada con genes que codifican para las moléculas HLA DQ2 (DQ A1*0501/DQB1*0201 y DQ8 (DQA1*0301/ DQB1*0302. Se caracteriza por una respuesta inmunológica a la ingesta del gluten de trigo y otras prolaminas relacionadas del centeno y la cebada. Las manifestaciones clínicas son diversas, puede haber formas sintomáticas digestivas “clásicas” en niños, y formas extradigestivas en personas de todas las edades. Las manifestaciones atípicas y extradigestivas contribuyen cada vez más a dificultar y demorar el diagnóstico de EC. El uso de marcadores serológicos, especialmente los anticuerpos contra la transglutaminasa tisular, facilita el proceso diagnóstico inicial, que se debe confirmar con una biopsia intestinal para poner de manifiesto unas lesiones histológicas características, con grados variables de atrofia vellositaria, hiperplasia de las criptas e infiltrado linfocitario.

  17. Freqüência cardíaca e risco cardiovascular Heart rate and cardiovascular risk

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    Luiz Antonio Machado César

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available A freqüência cardíaca (FC também está no centro das determinantes do tempo de vida dos seres vivos animais. Há quase uma constante quando se multiplica a FC pelo número de anos que, em média, vive um animal. O ser humano também tem correlações interessantes de tempo de vida e FC, com estudos epidemiológicos demonstrando maior sobrevivência naqueles com menor FC em repouso, hipertensos, com doença coronariana e na população geral. Neste artigo, revemos estes estudos epidemiológicos e a perspectiva de se, de fato reduzindo a FC, poderemos aumentar o tempo de vida, no caso dos pacientes com doença cardiovascular, de forma independente de outros fatores.Heart rate (HR is known to be one of the factors that in the animal world are related to mortality. When one multiplies resting HR by the average life time, for each animal species, the result is almost the same number, similar to a constant. Apparently, each class of living beings has its "maximal number of heart beats for a life". Herein considerations are made about the relationship between HR and survival in human beings. Some epidemiological studies are reviewed, especially those related to cardiovascular and coronary diseases correlated to deaths and discussions are directed towards the perspective of living longer by lowering the HR.

  18. Resonancia magnética cardíaca: aplicaciones clínicas Cardiac magnetic resonance: clinical applications

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    G. Bastarrika

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad cardiovascular es la causa más frecuente de mortalidad en los países desarrollados y constituye un grave problema social, económico y sanitario. Aunque existen muy diversas técnicas útiles para diagnosticar las enfermedades cardíacas, con frecuencia es preciso realizar más de una prueba para llegar a un diagnóstico concreto. La resonancia magnética es una técnica inocua, bien tolerada y segura que actualmente se encuentra disponible en la mayoría de los centros hospitalarios. Esta técnica permite estudiar en una única exploración la anatomía del corazón y valorar de forma cualitativa, semicuantitativa y cuantitativa los parámetros de función cardíaca. Es útil para el estudio de las enfermedades valvulares, miocardiopatías y de la enfermedad pericárdica. Aporta información de la anatomía y función cardíaca y vascular en las cardiopatías congénitas complejas. Además, con la administración de contraste intravenoso, permite conocer la viabilidad miocárdica en la cardiopatía isquémica. Por tanto, la resonancia magnética cardíaca se perfila como una de las técnicas más prometedoras para el estudio de la patología cardíaca congénita y adquirida.Cardiovascular disease is the most frequent cause of mortality in the developed countries and represents a serious social, economic and health problem. Although very diverse, useful techniques exist for diagnosing cardiac diseases, it is frequently necessary to ask for more than one test to reach a specific diagnosis. Magnetic resonance is a harmless, well tolerated and safe technique, which is currently available in the majority of hospitals. This technique makes it possible in a single exploration to study the anatomy of the heart and to make a qualitative, semi-quantitative and quantitative assessment of the parameters of cardiac function. It provides information of cardiac and vascular anatomy and function in complex congenital cardiopathies. Besides

  19. Study on AC/A ratio in myopia%近视患者AC/A率的临床意义

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    肖婉莉; 孙建宁

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨AC/A率在近视发生发展中的作用及机制.方法:选择30名正视眼者(正视眼组)及90名近视眼者.对近视眼者根据屈光程度分为轻、中、高度近视眼3组;根据平时戴镜情况,分为从未戴镜、间断戴镜和持续戴镜组.采用同视机法测量AC/A率并进行分析和比较.结果:轻度近视眼组AC/A率平均值为(3.22±1.51)Δ/D,中度(3.46±1.00)Δ/D,高度(3.97±1.36)Δ/D,均高于正视眼组(P<0.05).从未戴镜组AC/A率高于间断戴镜及持续戴镜组(P<0.05).结论:近视患者高AC/A率是调节与辐辏功能不协调的一种表现,高AC/A率可导致眼球近视性改变.近视患者应进行矫正,恢复调节与辐辏的平衡.%Objective: To assess the difterence of accommodative convergence to accommodation (AC/A) ratio in myopia and emmetropia, then evaluate the relationship between AC/A ratio and myopia. Methods: Thirty emmetropia and 90 myopia cases were included in this study. The myopia cases were divided into mild myopia,moderate myopia and high myopia. The AC/A ratios were measured with a synoptophore, and the results were analyzed. Results: Average values of mild myopia group, moderate myopia group and high myopia group were (3.22 ± 1.51 ) Δ/D, (3.46 ± 1.00) Δ/D, (3.46 ± 1.00) Δ/D, a significant difference was found between each group and emmetropia group ( P < 0.05 ). The AC/A ratio of non- wearing glasses group was higher than that of discontinuous wearing and continued wearing glasses group. Conclusion: The increased AC/A ratio represents the incoordination of accommodations and convergences, which can lead to an aggravation of myopia, which should be readjusted.

  20. Infusión intermitente de inotrópicos en la insuficiencia cardíaca avanzada

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    Héctor O Ventura

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available Es conveniente seleccionar adecuadamente a los pacientes en los que se administrará terapia con agentes inotrópicos. Se deben descartar potenciales causas reversibles de insuficiencia cardíaca y evaluar factores que puedan precipitar una descompensación. Los pacientes deben estar tratados con dosis máximas de medicamentos convencionales. Los niveles electrolíticos, especialmente potasio y magnesio deben ser controlados periódicamente con el fin de evitar arritmias, manteniendo el potasio por encima de 4mEq/L y el magnesio por encima de 2mEq/L, y evitar que los niveles de digoxina sean mayores de 2ng/dl. Deben seguir adecuadamente las instrucciones médicas y ser dotados de una educación adecuada acerca de su enfermedad junto con sus familiares cercanos. En conclusión, las indicaciones para el uso de agentes inotrópicos en el tratamiento de insuficiencia cardíaca avanzada deberían estar limitadas a: 1. Pacientes que estén en espera de trasplante cardíaco en los que se pueda utilizarlos como un puente hasta que sean trasplantados. 2. Se puede utilizarlos a corto plazo después de cirugía cardíaca para dar un soporte adecuado, hasta que el corazón del paciente comience a funcionar adecuadamente. 3. Como ya hemos discutido extensamente, se pueden utilizar en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca inestable y refractaria, como un puente hacia el uso de beta bloqueantes. 4. En pacientes con descompensación aguda. 5. Finalmente se deberían utilizar en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca avanzada y que no son candidatos a trasplante cardíaco, en los cuales es indispensable brindarles una calidad de vida mas digna. Idealmente, deben ser los pacientes los que escojan entre un tipo de medicamento que puede mejorar sus síntomas, pero a expensas de una disminución de su sobrevida. Es decir, poder escoger entre calidad versus cantidad.

  1. FERMENTATION EFFICIENCY OF YEAST ISOLATES AND THE EFECT OF NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTS

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    HELEN SOIBAM1, AYAM VICTOR SINGH2, IVI CHAKRABORTY3

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Wine is one of the end products of fermentation of respiratory substrates, while, yeast is one of the principal fermenting microorganisms. Changes in the substrate composition and yeast strains could vary in the quality of the wine. Two yeast isolates (Y4 and Y7 from date palm juice and standard yeast “Y33”,an isolate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (MTCC-170 from Institute of MicrobiAl Technology, IMTECH, Chandigarh where used for studying the comparative fermentation of Molasses without nutrient supplementation, and separately with nutrient supplementation by KH2PO4 and NaNO3 @ 1g/l. Though, with nutrient supplement KH2PO4, Y33 yields higher alcohol%, both Y4 and Y7 strains produce wine with better efficiency and acceptability without the nutrient supplements unlike Y33 strains. All the three strains impart better flavour and colour in the medium without nutrient supplement in terms of hedonic scale. Further, Y4 yields higher alcohol than Y7 and Y33. Therefore, palm juice yeast isolates particularly, Y4 strains show the highest overall fermentation efficiency and acceptability among the three yeasts isolates, moreover, since its highest efficiency occurs in the absence of nutrient supplementation, unlike the standard strain, it can be recommendedas a better substitute of the standard Y33 strains. KEY WORDS: Fermentation, Yeast,  Nutrient supplements.

  2. Supplemental instruction in chemistry

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    Lundeberg, Mary A.

    This study was designed to measure some effects of supplemental instruction in chemistry. Supplemental instruction is a peer-led cooperative learning program that encourages students to develop conceptual understanding by articulating both understandings and misconceptions in a think-aloud fashion. Supplemental instruction was offered three hours weekly outside of class and lab time for students in four classes of General Organic and Biological Chemistry. Over a two-year period 108 students volunteered to participate in this program; 45 students did not participate. As measured by final grades in chemistry and responses to a questionnaire, supplemental instruction was effective in increasing students' achievement in chemistry. Further research is needed to determine the in-depth effects of supplemental instruction on students' learning, problem solving, and self-esteem.

  3. Resveratrol food supplements

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    Aschemann-Witzel, Jessica; Grunert, Klaus G

    2015-01-01

    Background: Consumers increasingly choose food supplements in addition to their diet. Research on supplement users finds they are likely to be female, older and well-educated; Furthermore, supplement users are often characterised as being especially health-oriented, an observation which is termed...... the ‘inverse supplement hypothesis’. However, results are dependent on the substance in question. Little is known so far about botanicals in general, and more specifically, little is known about resveratrol. The psychographic variables of food supplement users are yet relatively underexplored. By comparing US...... and Danish respondents, we aimed to identify whether sociodemographic variables, health status, health beliefs and behaviour and interest in food aspects specifically relevant to resveratrol (e.g., naturalness, indulgence, and Mediterranean food) explain favourable attitudes and adoption intentions toward...

  4. Acquisition through Horizontal Gene Transfer of Plasmid pSMA198 by Streptococcus macedonicus ACA-DC 198 Points towards the Dairy Origin of the Species

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    Papadimitriou, Konstantinos; Anastasiou, Rania; Maistrou, Eleni; Plakas, Thomas; Papandreou, Nikos C.; Hamodrakas, Stavros J.; Ferreira, Stéphanie; Supply, Philip; Renault, Pierre; Pot, Bruno; Tsakalidou, Effie

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    Background Streptococcus macedonicus is an intriguing streptococcal species whose most frequent source of isolation is fermented foods similarly to Streptococcus thermophilus. However, S. macedonicus is closely related to commensal opportunistic pathogens of the Streptococcus bovis/Streptococcus equinus complex. Methodology/Principal Findings We analyzed the pSMA198 plasmid isolated from the dairy strain Streptococcus macedonicus ACA-DC 198 in order to provide novel clues about the main ecological niche of this bacterium. pSMA198 belongs to the narrow host range pCI305/pWV02 family found primarily in lactococci and to the best of our knowledge it is the first such plasmid to be reported in streptococci. Comparative analysis of the pSMA198 sequence revealed a high degree of similarity with plasmids isolated from Lactococcus lactis strains deriving from milk or its products. Phylogenetic analysis of the pSMA198 Rep showed that the vast majority of closely related proteins derive from lactococcal dairy isolates. Additionally, cloning of the pSMA198 ori in L. lactis revealed a 100% stability of replication over 100 generations. Both pSMA198 and the chromosome of S. macedonicus exhibit a high percentage of potential pseudogenes, indicating that they have co-evolved under the same gene decay processes. We identified chromosomal regions in S. macedonicus that may have originated from pSMA198, also supporting a long co-existence of the two replicons. pSMA198 was also found in divergent biotypes of S. macedonicus and in strains isolated from dispersed geographic locations (e.g. Greece and Switzerland) showing that pSMA198’s acquisition is not a recent event. Conclusions/Significance Here we propose that S. macedonicus acquired plasmid pSMA198 from L. lactis via an ancestral genetic exchange event that took place most probably in milk or dairy products. We provide important evidence that point towards the dairy origin of this species. PMID:25584532

  5. Herbs, Supplements and Alternative Medicines

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    ... Size: A A A Listen En Español Herbs, Supplements and Alternative Medicines It is best to get ... also more likely to use dietary supplements. Using Supplements Safely If you’re one of the many ...

  6. On closed weak supplemented modules

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    ZENG Qing-yi; SHI Mei-hua

    2006-01-01

    A module M is called closed weak supplemented if for any closed submodule N of M, there is a submodule K of M such that M=K+N and K(c)N<<M. Any direct summand of closed weak supplemented module is also closed weak supplemented.Any nonsingular image of closed weak supplemented module is closed weak supplemented. Nonsingular V-rings in which all nonsingular modules are closed weak supplemented are characterized in Section 4.

  7. Cardiología intervencionista en arritmias cardíacas: experiencia inicial

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    Oswaldo Gutiérrez

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. La cateterización del corazón en electrofisiología se ha venido utilizando con fines diagnósticos y para establecer el recorrido anatómico de las taquicardias supraventriculares o ventriculares y así detectar zonas críticas suceptibles de ablación. El objetivo de este estudio es brindar una revisión de los casos realizados desde febrero de 1999 hasta la fecha, en el país. Materiales y Métodos. Se incluyeron pacientes que tuvieran las indicaciones usuales para realizar estudio electrofisiológico diagnóstico o procedimientos de ablación por catéter. Se colocaron múltiples catéteres intracardíacos para el registro y estimulación de las cámaras cardíacas así como para la aplicacion de radiofrecuencia. Resultados. Se realizaron 19 estudios (5 diagnósticos y 14 terapéuticos, edades entre 16 y 86 años, 6 hombres y 12 mujeres. Los estudios diagnósticos se realizaron en 3 pacientes con síncope, uno con taquicardia ventricular sostenida y uno con extrasistolia ventricular frecuente. Los procedimientos terapéuticos se realizaron en 3 pacientes con reentrada intranodal (éxito 100%, en 10 con vías accesorias o síndrome de Wolff-Parkinson-White (éxito de 90% y en una se realizó ablación del nódulo Aurículoventricular (100% por crisis de fibrilación auricular de alta respuesta ventricular. Ocurrió recidiva en un caso (seguimiento de 2 a 38 semanas y una complicación en otro (derrame pericárdico. Conclusiones. Estos procedimientos de Cardiología Intervencionista en Arritmias Cardíacas son seguros, aportan información diagnóstica relevante y/o tratamiento curativo con alta tasa de éxito y baja tasa de recurrencia en pacientes con diversos trastornos del ritmo cardíaco.Introduction. Electrophysiological cardiac catheterization have been used for diagnostic purposes and for detection of anatomic circuits of different taquiarrhythmias, suitable for ablation procedures. The objetive of this study is to

  8. Manejo terapéutico actual de la insuficiencia cardíaca

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    Sarah María Regueira Betancourt

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available La insuficiencia cardíaca es un síndrome clínico complejo, en el cual ocurren alteraciones anatómicas y funcionales, que dan como resultado un deterioro de la función de bomba del miocardio ventricular (disfunción sistólica o una incapacidad para una correcta relajación y llenado (disfunción diastólica, y es el estadio final de muchas enfermedades cardiovasculares. En el tratamiento de la insuficiencia cardiaca, desde la atención primaria de salud, es tradicional el empleo de diuréticos y digitálicos, que logran alivio de los síntomas, pero con poco impacto sobre la mortalidad y la supervivencia. Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica actualizada, empleando los recursos disponibles en la red Infomed sobre los nuevos enfoques terapéuticos farmacológicos de la insuficiencia cardiaca, tanto por disfunción sistólica, como por disfunción diastólica. En la literatura se evidencia como se han revolucionado las bases del abordaje, tratamiento médico y pronóstico, al complementar el manejo tradicional de esta entidad (diuréticos, digitálicos y potasio e inotrópicos, con la introducción de nuevos grupos farmacológicos, como los inhibidores de la enzima convertidora de la angiotensina II (IECA y los betabloqueadores (BB

  9. Cirurgia cardíaca na gravidez Cardiac surgery during pregnancy

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    Antoninho Sanfins Arnoni

    1986-08-01

    Full Text Available No Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia, vem sendo realizado, desde 1975, um trabalho conjunto reunindo obstetras, pediatras, cardiologistas, anestesistas e cirurgiões cardiovasculares, com o intuito de melhorar os resultados da cirurgia cardíaca realizada em pacientes grávidas. Para isto, organizamos um protocolo, que inclui desde o pré-operatório até o nascimento da criança, passando por estudos ecocardiográficos, ultrassonográficos e por monitorização fetal durante a cirurgia. Vinte e seis pacientes foram operadas durante a gravidez, sendo 6 delas em 1985, após o início do estudo. Os resultados, tanto do lado materno como do fetal, são bons, não ocorrendo nenhum óbito materno nesta série e com as crianças nascendo bem e sem malformações e com crescimento e desenvolvimento normais, até o 6º mês de vida extra-uterina.At the Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia, a team project has been carried out since 1975, including obstetricians, pediatricians, cardiologists, anesthesiologists and cardiovascular surgeons aim at getting better results of cardiac surgery in pregnant women. For this purpose, the group developed a protocol that goes from the preoperative period to the delivery of the baby, with ecocardiographic and ultrasonic studies and fetal monitoring during the cardiac surgery of the mother. Twenty six patients were submited to cardiac surgery during pregnancy, and six patients after beginning the study, in 1985. The maternal and fetal results were good, without maternal death and the children were born without malformations and having had normal development until the sixth month of life.

  10. Interrelation of Preventive Care Benefits and Shared Costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA

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    Robert Dixon

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, access to insurance and coverage of preventive care services has been expanded. By removing the barrier of shared costs for preventive care, it is expected that an increase in utilization of preventive care services will reduce the cost of chronic diseases. Early detection and treatment is anticipated to be less costly than treatment at full onset of chronic conditions. One concern of early detection of disease is the cost to treat. In reality, the confluence of early detection may result in greater overall expenditures. Even with improved access to preventive care benefits, cost-sharing of other health services remains a major component of insurance plans. In order to treat identified conditions or diseases, cost-sharing comes into play. With the greater adoption of cost-sharing insurance plans, expenditures on the part of enrollee are anticipated to rise. Once the healthcare recipients realize the implication of early identification and resultant treatment costs, enrollment in preventive care may decline. Healthcare legislation and regulation should consider the full spectrum of care and the microeconomic costs associated with preventive treatment. Although the system at large may not realize the immediate impact, behavioral shifts on the part of healthcare consumers may alter healthcare. Rather than the current status quo of treating presenting conditions, preventive treatment is largely anticipated to require more resources and may impact the consumer’s financial capacity. This report will explore how these two concepts are co-dependent, and highlight the need for continued reform.

  11. Esternotomia parcial mediana em H. Um novo acesso para a cirurgia cardíaca

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    Loures Danton R.

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apresentar a nossa experiência com a toracotomia minimamente invasiva (TMI em pacientes com doença valvar e descrever um novo tipo de toracotomia. MÉTODOS: Vinte e cinco pacientes com doença valvar, como maior problema cardíaco, foram submetidos a operação em um período de 5 meses. A incisão utilizada foi uma TMI em duas formas, uma em T invertido e outra em H. Nesta série, as reoperações constituíram 24%. RESULTADOS: O tamanho da incisão de pele variou de 7,5 a 11,0cm (média = 9,1cm. O tempo de permanência médio na UTI foi de 31h e hospitalar de 4,8 dias. Em todos os pacientes a cirurgia pôde ser realizada apropriadamente através deste acesso, sendo que em apenas um, foi necessária esternotomia total. CONCLUSÃO: A TMI apresenta algumas vantagens, como melhor resultado estético, menos dor e maior estabilidade torácica. Estes fatores possibilitam uma extubação precoce, diminuindo o tempo de internação hospitalar. A esternotomia em H apresenta como grande benefício a exposição da parte mais central do tórax, permitindo um melhor acesso a todas as valvas cardíacas. Esta técnica não apresentou complicações nas reoperações, o que nos faz acreditar que seja tão segura quanto a esternotomia total.

  12. Relação entre imagem adrenérgica cardíaca e teste ergométrico na insuficiência cardíaca

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    Leandro Rocha Messias

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Na insuficiência cardíaca, o teste ergométrico (TE avalia capacidade funcional, um determinante de prognóstico. A cintilografia com I¹²³ MIBG mostra a ativação simpática cardíaca. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação entre as variáveis do TE e as alterações da cintilografia com I¹²³ MIBG. MÉTODOS: Foram submetidos 23 pacientes (FEVE 27%. Esses pacientes realizaram TE, onde foram analisadas: pressão arterial sistólica no pico do esforço (PASP, frequência cardíaca no pico do esforço (FCP, variação da pressão arterial sistólica intraesforço (Δ PAS, reserva cronotrópica e capacidade funcional em METs. Utilizaram-se para a análise estatística, o teste t de Student ou o teste U de Mann-Whitney, o coeficiente de Spearman e o coeficiente de regressão linear. RESULTADOS: A PASP (G1: 181,00 ± 28,01; G2: 153,27 ± 27,71, p = 0,027, a Δ PAS [G1: 64 (47,5-80,5; G2: 36 (25-47 mmHg, p = 0,015], a FCP (G1: 136,91 ± 19,66; G2: 118,45 ± 13,98 bpm, p = 0,018, a reserva cronotrópica (G1: 70,42 ± 17,94; G2: 49,47 ± 14,89%, p = 0,006 e a capacidade funcional [G1: 8,37 (6,47-10,27; G2: 4,42 (2,46-6,38 METs, p = 0,003] foram menores no G2. Houve correlação negativa entre taxa de Washout com PASP (r = -0,505, p = 0,014, Δ PAS (r = -0,493, p = 0,017 e capacidade funcional (r = -0,646, p = 0,001. Após regressão linear, PASP (r = -0,422, p = 0,016 e capacidade funcional (r = -0,804, p = 0,004 foram associadas com taxa de Washout. CONCLUSÃO: Em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca, PASP e capacidade funcional foram as varáveis mais associadas com a taxa de Washout.

  13. Improved performance of P3HT:PCBM solar cells by both anode modification and short-wavelength energy utilization using Tb(aca)3phen

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    The performance of P3HT:PCBM solar cells was improved by anode modification using spin-coated Tb(aca)3phen ultrathin films. The modification of the Tb(aca)3phen ultrathin film between the indium tin oxide (ITO) anode and the PE-DOT:PSS layer resulted in a maximum power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 2.99% compared to 2.66% for the reference device, which was due to the increase in the short-circuit current density (Jsc). The PCE improvement could be attributed to the short-wavelength energy utilization and the optimized morphology of the active layers. Tb(aca)3phen with its strong down-conversion luminescence properties is suitable for the P3HT:PCBM blend active layer, and the absorption region of the ternary blend films is extended into the near ultraviolet region. Furthermore, the crystallization and the surface morphology of P3HT:PCBM films were improved with the Tb(aca)3phen ultrathin film. The ultraviolent—visible absorption spectra, atomic force microscope (AFM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) of the films were investigated. Both anode modification and short-wavelength energy utilization using Tb(aca)3phen in P3HT:PCBM solar cells led to about a 12% PCE increase. (interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology)

  14. Dietary supplements in sport.

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    Burke, L M; Read, R S

    1993-01-01

    Studies of the dietary practices of athletes report that nutritional supplements are commonly used. Supplementation practices vary between sports and individual athletes; however, there is evidence that at least some athletes use a large number of supplements concurrently, often in doses that are very high in comparison with normal dietary intakes. In exploring supplementation practices we propose a classification system separating the supplements into dietary supplements and nutritional erogogenic aids. The dietary supplement is characterised as a product which can be used to address physiological or nutritional issues arising in sport. It may provide a convenient or practical means of consuming special nutrient requirements for exercise, or it may be used to prevent/reverse nutritional deficiencies that commonly occur among athletes. The basis of the dietary supplement is an understanding of nutritional requirements and physiological effects of exercise. When the supplement is used to successfully meet a physiological/nutritional goal arising in sport it may be demonstrated to improve sports performance. While there is some interest in refining the composition or formulation of some dietary supplements, the real interest belongs to the use or application of the supplement; i.e. educating athletes to understand and achieve their nutritional needs in a specific sports situation. The sports drink (carbohydrate-electrolyte replacement drink) is a well known example of a dietary supplement. Scientific attitudes towards the sports drink have changed over the past 20 years. Initial caution that carbohydrate-electrolyte fluids compromise gastric emptying during exercise has now been shown to be unjustified. Numerous studies have shown that 5 to 10% solutions of glucose, glucose polymers (maltodextrins) and other simple sugars all have suitable gastric emptying characteristics for the delivery of fluid and moderate amounts of carbohydrate substrate. The optimal

  15. Realidad de la cirugía cardíaca en la República Argentina. Registro CONAREC XVI

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    Diego M. Lowenstein Haber

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    Full Text Available RESUMENIntroducciónLos dos grandes registros multicéntricos de cirugía cardíaca realizados en la Argentina,CONAREC y ESMUCICA, datan de más de 10 años. Considerando los avances médicosy quirúrgicos de la última década, surgió la necesidad de realizar un nuevo registronacional, prospectivo y multicéntrico para conocer las características, la evolución, lascomplicaciones y los predictores de mortalidad de los pacientes sometidos a cirugía cardíaca.ObjetivosConocer el perfil epidemiológico, la modalidad quirúrgica y la evolución posoperatoria de lospacientes sometidos a cirugía cardíaca en la Argentina.Material y métodosRegistro prospectivo, consecutivo y multicéntrico realizado en 49 centros cardioquirúrgicosde la República Argentina por residentes de cardiología. Se analizaron las características yla evolución de 2.553 pacientes sometidos a cirugía cardíaca entre septiembre de 2007 yoctubre de 2008: 1.465 (57,4% a cirugía coronaria, 359 (14,1% a reemplazo valvular aórtico,169 (6,6% a cirugía valvular mitral, 312 (12,2% a cirugía combinada coronariovalvular y248 (9,7% a otros procedimientos.ResultadosHubo predominio de hombres (74,9%; la edad promedio fue de 63 ± 11 años. La prevalenciade diabetes fue del 24,9%, la de hipertensión del 76,3% y la de insuficiencia cardíaca del17%. La disfunción ventricular moderada a grave prequirúrgica fue del 23,8% y el 19,8% delas cirugías fueron no programadas.En las cirugías coronarias, el 41,9% de ellas se realizaron sin circulación extracorpórea y seempleó puente mamario en el 89%.El 81,7% de las cirugías mitrales se indicaron por insuficiencia y el 62,6% de las aórticas,por estenosis. En estas cirugías se emplearon válvulas mecánicas en el 58% de los casos.La mediana de internación fue de 6 días. Se presentaron complicaciones mayores en el31,7% (del 25% en coronarios al 49,36% en combinados y la mortalidad global fue del 7,7%(del 4,3% en coronarios al 13

  16. Optical properties of $A$Fe$_\\mathbf{2}$As$_\\mathbf{2}$ ($A=\\,$Ca, Sr, and Ba) single crystals

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    Dai, Y. M.; Akrap, A.; Bud'ko, S. L.; Canfield, P. C.; C. C. Homes

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    The detailed optical properties have been determined for the iron-based materials $A$Fe$_2$As$_2$, where $A=\\,$Ca, Sr, and Ba, for light polarized in the iron-arsenic ($a-b$) planes over a wide frequency range, above and below the magnetic and structural transitions at $T_N =\\,$138, 195, and 172~K, respectively. The real and imaginary parts of the complex conductivity are fit simultaneously using two Drude terms in combination with a series of oscillators. Above $T_N$, the free-carrier respon...

  17. Análisis comportamental aplicado (ACA) y trastornos generalizados del desarrollo (TGD): su evaluación en Argentina

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    María de los Angeles Matos; Alba Elisabeth Mustaca

    2005-01-01

    Se presentan los resultados obtenidos con la intervención basada en Análisis Comportamental Aplicado (ACA) o manejo de contingencias, en 9 niños (8 varones y 1 mujer) de 2 a 5 años con Trastornos Generalizados del Desarrollo (TGD). Este tratamiento basado en métodos desarrollados por Lovaas y colaboradores (1981) fue implementado en una institución argentina especializada. Se evaluaron las siguientes áreas: comprensión del lenguaje, funciones del comportamiento, nivel ...

  18. Controle microbiológico em valvas cardíacas humanas Microbiologyc control in human heart valves

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    Angela Maria Peruzzo; Francisco Diniz Affonso da Costa; Wanda Moscalewski Abrahão

    2006-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Avaliar, sob o aspecto microbiológico, valvas processadas pelo Banco de Valvas Cardíacas Humanas da Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Curitiba, para serem utilizadas em cirurgias cardiovasculares. MÉTODOS: Foi avaliado o processamento de 1.671 valvas, no período de junho de 1999 a junho de 2004. Das valvas e soluções envolvidas no processo foram coletadas amostras e semeadas nos meios de cultura: meio líquido tioglicolato, caldo soja tripticaseína e caldo Sabouraud, com qua...

  19. Insuficiência renal aguda em pacientes internados por insuficiência cardíaca descompensada - Reincade

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    Larissa Cristina Nascimento de Barros; Fábio Serra Silveira; Marcos Serra Silveira; Thamara Carvalho Morais; Marco Antônio Prado Nunes; Kleyton de Andrade Bastos

    2012-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: Insuficiência renal aguda (IRA) acontece com frequência em pacientes críticos, porém a significância clínica de sua ocorrência não tem sido determinada na insuficiência cardíaca descompensada (ICD). OBJETIVOS: Estudar a ocorrência e valor prognóstico da IRA em pacientes internados por ICD e avaliar comparativamente com aqueles sem a complicação o perfil clínico-laboratorial e a mortalidade intra-hospitalar. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo em 85 pacientes internados em terapia intensiv...

  20. El sildenafil mejora la capacidad de ejercicio en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca crónica

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    Clemente H. Magallanes

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available AntecedentesLos agentes inhibidores de la fosfodiesterasa 5, como el sildenafil, son vasodilatadores moderados ampliamente utilizados para el tratamiento de la disfunción eréctil. En la actualidad, la evidencia disponible establece su potencial aplicación en otras patologías, como la hipertensión pulmonar, la disfunción endotelial y la insuficiencia cardíaca crónica. ObjetivoEl presente estudio fue diseñado para comprobar si la administración de sildenafil en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca crónica en clase funcional II-III mejora la capacidad de ejercicio en comparación con placebo.Material y métodosSe seleccionaron en forma aleatoria 70 pacientes portadores de insuficiencia cardíaca crónica de cualquier etiología, excepto valvulares, todos con tratamiento óptimo. Para su inclusión en el estudio, los pacientes debían tener un diámetro diastólico ventricular izquierdo > 55 mm, una fracción de eyección 90 mm Hg. Se excluyeron los que se encontraban anémicos, aquellos con indicación de cirugía por cualquiercausa o los que por diversos motivos no pudieran realizar una caminata de seis minutos. Luego de una caminata de seis minutos fueron aleatorizados para recibir 50 mg de sildenafil o placebo, conformándose dos grupos, placebo y sildenafil, ambos con 35 participantes. Luego de 1 hora de la ingestión de las drogas se realizó una nueva caminata de seis minutos. Antes y después de cada caminata se controlaron las siguientes variables: presión arterial sistólica, diastólica y frecuencia cardíaca; se registraron también los metros caminados en cada prueba.ResultadosCaracterísticas generales, grupo placebo versus grupo sildenafil: hombres: 74% vs 88%, etiología isquémico-necrótica: 71% vs 77%, clase funcional II: 37% vs 34%, clase funcional III: 63% vs 66%, edad: 68 ± 10 vs 68 ± 12 años, fracción de eyección: 26,5% ± 7,8% vs 26,5% ± 6,5%, diámetro diastólico ventricular izquierdo: 65 ± 6 vs 66 ± 9

  1. Iron supplements (image)

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    The mineral iron is an essential nutrient for humans because it is part of blood cells, which carry oxygen to all body cells. There is no conclusive evidence that iron supplements contribute to heart attacks.

  2. Breastfeeding: Vitamin D Supplementation

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    ... Weight Breastfeeding Micronutrient Malnutrition State and Local Programs Vitamin D Supplementation Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir ... not provide infants with an adequate intake of vitamin D. Most breastfed infants are able to synthesize ...

  3. Dietary supplements for osteoarthritis.

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    Gregory, Philip J; Sperry, Morgan; Wilson, Amy Friedman

    2008-01-15

    A large number of dietary supplements are promoted to patients with osteoarthritis and as many as one third of those patients have used a supplement to treat their condition. Glucosamine-containing supplements are among the most commonly used products for osteoarthritis. Although the evidence is not entirely consistent, most research suggests that glucosamine sulfate can improve symptoms of pain related to osteoarthritis, as well as slow disease progression in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Chondroitin sulfate also appears to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms and is often combined with glucosamine, but there is no reliable evidence that the combination is more effective than either agent alone. S-adenosylmethionine may reduce pain but high costs and product quality issues limit its use. Several other supplements are promoted for treating osteoarthritis, such as methylsulfonylmethane, Harpagophytum procumbens (devil's claw), Curcuma longa (turmeric), and Zingiber officinale (ginger), but there is insufficient reliable evidence regarding long-term safety or effectiveness. PMID:18246887

  4. Vitamin supplementation in pregnancy.

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    2016-07-01

    Ensuring that a woman is well-nourished, both before and during pregnancy, is crucial for the health of the woman and that of the unborn child.(1) Maternal deficiency in key nutrients has been linked to pre-eclampsia, restricted fetal growth, neural tube defects, skeletal deformity and low birth weight.(1,2) Many nutritional supplements containing vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients are heavily marketed to women for all stages of pregnancy. However, much of the evidence for vitamin supplementation in pregnancy comes from studies carried out in low-income countries,(3) where women are more likely to be undernourished or malnourished than within the UK population. The challenges lie in knowing which supplements are beneficial and in improving uptake among those at most need. Here we summarise current UK guidance for vitamin supplementation in pregnancy and review the evidence behind it. PMID:27405305

  5. Antioxidant supplements and mortality

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    Bjelakovic, Goran; Nikolova, Dimitrinka; Gluud, Christian

    2014-01-01

    Oxidative damage to cells and tissues is considered involved in the aging process and in the development of chronic diseases in humans, including cancer and cardiovascular diseases, the leading causes of death in high-income countries. This has stimulated interest in the preventive potential of a...... of antioxidant supplements. Today, more than one half of adults in high-income countries ingest antioxidant supplements hoping to improve their health, oppose unhealthy behaviors, and counteract the ravages of aging....

  6. Aneurisma de artéria ilíaca interna roto: relato de caso Ruptured internal iliac artery aneurysm: case report

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    Cristina Toledo Afonso; Ricardo Jayme Procópio; Túlio Pinho Navarro; Gustavo Henrique Dumont Kleinsorge; Beatriz Deoti e Silva Rodrigues; Marco Antônio Gonçalves Rodrigues

    2009-01-01

    Aneurismas isolados da artéria ilíaca interna são raros, acometem 0,1% da população e correspondem a 1% dos aneurismas aorto-ilíacos. Na maioria das vezes, os pacientes são assintomáticos, mas podem apresentar dor abdominal, massa pulsátil no hipogástrio ou na fossa ilíaca, sintomas compressivos urinários, gastrointestinais ou neurológicos. Podem ocasionar quadro de abdome agudo, principalmente quando há ruptura. O diagnóstico precoce dos aneurismas isolados de artéria ilíaca interna é incomu...

  7. Active components in food supplements

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    Siemelink M; Jansen EHJM; Piersma AH; Opperhuizen A; LEO

    2000-01-01

    The growing food supplement market, where supplements are both more diverse and more easily available (e.g. through Internet) formed the backdrop to the inventory of the active components in food supplements. The safety of an increased intake of food components via supplements was also at issue her

  8. Variabilidad de la frecuencia cardíaca en individuos sanos costarricenses

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    Oswaldo Gutiérrez Sotelo

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El análisis de la variabilidad de la frecuencia cardíaca (VFC, refleja la influencia autonómica sobre el corazón pudiendo ser predictivo de mortalidad. Consiste en el análisis de las variaciones de los intervalos RR. Este estudio analizó la VFC en individuos sanos costarricenses. Materiales y Métodos. Fueron elegidos adultos asintomáticos. En la adquisición de datos se utilizó una derivación electrocardiográfica estándar y se calcularon variables tanto en Dominio de Tiempo como en Dominio de Frecuencia. Se compararon los resultados desde registros de 5 minutos y de 10 minutos y se compararon diferentes grupos etáreos dividiéndose a la población en grupos: 18 a 29 años, 30 a 39 y 40 y también entre Introduction. Heart rate variability analysis evaluate the autonomic influence over the heart and therefore, is a predictive tool of mortality. It consists in the analysis of the variations in RR intervals. This study assessed heart rate variability in healthy costarrican people. Materials and Methods. We included adult healthy volunteers. For data adquisition we used a single electrocardiographic lead and calculate time and frequency domain variables. We compared results between 5 minutes versus 10 minutes samples and between age groups: 18 to 29 years old, versus 30 to 39 versus 40 or < 25 years old versus 25. Results. We studied 48 subjects, 25 women and 23 men (range 18 y 53. We do not obtained differences between time of data adquisition samples but find differences between 18-29 vs 40 and <25 vs 25 age groups in NN50 (231.432 vs 34.500, p = 0.004 in the fisrt group, 237.250 vs 53.250, p<0.001, the second, %NN50 (30.732 vs 5.2, p=0.003 and 31.444 vs 9.742, p=0.001 respectively, LF (457.338 vs 173.393, p=0.045 and 466.816 vs 259.361, p=0.042 respectively and HF (750.667 vs 239.865, p=0.068 and 766.834 vs 248.436, p=0.010 respectively. Conclusions. This study support reference values for comparision or to individual

  9. Prevalência de doença celíaca em crianças e adolescentes com miocardite e cardiomiopatia dilatada

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    Thaysa Maria Gama Albuquerque Leão de Menezes

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a prevalência de doença celíaca em pacientes portadores de cardiomiopatia dilatada e miocardite. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 56 pacientes, com idade entre 1 e 18 anos, portadores de cardiomiopatia dilatada ou miocardite, acompanhados no Instituto Materno Infantil Professor Fernando Figueira. Foram excluídos pacientes com diagnóstico prévio de doença celíaca. A classe funcional da insuficiência cardíaca foi determinada segundo os critérios da American Heart Association, como classe funcional I, II, III e IV. O diagnóstico de miocardite foi relatado em prontuário, e o de cardiomiopatia dilatada, pelo ecocardiograma, a partir da presença de disfunção sistólica de um ou ambos os ventrículos, com fração de ejeção menor que 55% e dilatação ventricular, com diâmetro diastólico final ventricular esquerdo maior que 112%. Nos pacientes incluídos no estudo, foi aplicado um formulário com informações sobre sintomatologia gastrointestinal e cardiológica; em seguida, dosadas sorologias para anticorpos antitransglutaminase tecidual humana e antiendomísio. Aqueles com sorologia positiva foram encaminhados à biópsia intestinal para avaliação histológica para doença celíaca, segundo os critérios de Marsh. RESULTADOS: Uma das 56 crianças apresentou sorologia antitransglutaminase positiva (1,8%, porém anticorpo antiendomísio negativo. A histologia intestinal demonstrou atrofia total das vilosidades. Cerca de 30% dos pacientes apresentaram insuficiência cardíaca. Sinais e sintomas gastrointestinais foram frequentes nos pacientes, em especial dor abdominal (70%, 39/56. CONCLUSÃO: A frequência de doença celíaca em pacientes com cardiomiopatia dilatada e miocardite foi de 1,8%. É importante investigar doença celíaca nos pacientes com essas doenças cardíacas para evitar evolução das doenças e deterioração clínica do paciente.

  10. Diseño y desarrollo de un probador de fatiga dinámica para soportes de bioprótesis valvulares cardíacas

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    Sergio Tamayo

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Las bioprótesis valvulares cardíacas implantadas están expuestas a esfuerzos físicos causados por las contracciones cardíacas y la presión generada por la sangre. Los componentes de la bioprótesis, incluyendo el anillo soporte, pueden variar las propiedades mecánicas
    a largo plazo, por los esfuerzos que soporta crónicamente, dando como resultado la fatiga del material. En estas condiciones el elemento puede fallar aun cuando el máximo esfuerzo aplicado sea menor que la resistencia del material determinado en pruebas estáticas.

  11. Supplement use by Young Athletes

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    Jill Anne McDowall

    2007-01-01

    This paper reviews studies of supplement use among child and adolescent athletes, focusing on prevalence and type of supplement use, as well as gender comparisons. Supplement use among adult athletes has been well documented however there are a limited number of studies investigating supplement use by child and adolescent athletes. A trend in the current literature revealed that the most frequently used supplements are in the form of vitamin and minerals. While health and illness prevention a...

  12. Layout Design of Human-Machine Interaction Interface of Cabin Based on Cognitive Ergonomics and GA-ACA.

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    Deng, Li; Wang, Guohua; Yu, Suihuai

    2016-01-01

    In order to consider the psychological cognitive characteristics affecting operating comfort and realize the automatic layout design, cognitive ergonomics and GA-ACA (genetic algorithm and ant colony algorithm) were introduced into the layout design of human-machine interaction interface. First, from the perspective of cognitive psychology, according to the information processing process, the cognitive model of human-machine interaction interface was established. Then, the human cognitive characteristics were analyzed, and the layout principles of human-machine interaction interface were summarized as the constraints in layout design. Again, the expression form of fitness function, pheromone, and heuristic information for the layout optimization of cabin was studied. The layout design model of human-machine interaction interface was established based on GA-ACA. At last, a layout design system was developed based on this model. For validation, the human-machine interaction interface layout design of drilling rig control room was taken as an example, and the optimization result showed the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method.

  13. How the ACA's Health Insurance Expansions Have Affected Out-of-Pocket Cost-Sharing and Spending on Premiums.

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    Glied, Sherry; Solís-Román, Claudia; Parikh, Shivani

    2016-09-01

    One important benefit gained by the millions of Americans with health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is protection from high out-of-pocket health spending. While Medicaid unambiguously reduces out-of-pocket premium and medical costs for low-income people, it is less certain that marketplace coverage and other types of insurance purchased to comply with the law's individual mandate also protect from high health spending. Goal: To compare out-of-pocket spending in 2014 to spending in 2013; assess how this spending changed in states where many people enrolled in the marketplaces relative to states where few people enrolled; and project the decline in the percentage of people paying high amounts out-of-pocket. Methods: Linear regression models were used to estimate whether people under age 65 spent above certain thresholds. Key findings and conclusions: The probability of incurring high out-of-pocket costs and premium expenses declined as marketplace enrollment increased. The percentage reductions were greatest among those with incomes between 250 percent and 399 percent of poverty, those who were eligible for premium subsidies, and those who previously were uninsured or had very limited nongroup coverage. These effects appear largely attributable to marketplace enrollment rather than to other ACA provisions or to economic trends.

  14. Layout Design of Human-Machine Interaction Interface of Cabin Based on Cognitive Ergonomics and GA-ACA

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    Deng, Li; Wang, Guohua; Yu, Suihuai

    2016-01-01

    In order to consider the psychological cognitive characteristics affecting operating comfort and realize the automatic layout design, cognitive ergonomics and GA-ACA (genetic algorithm and ant colony algorithm) were introduced into the layout design of human-machine interaction interface. First, from the perspective of cognitive psychology, according to the information processing process, the cognitive model of human-machine interaction interface was established. Then, the human cognitive characteristics were analyzed, and the layout principles of human-machine interaction interface were summarized as the constraints in layout design. Again, the expression form of fitness function, pheromone, and heuristic information for the layout optimization of cabin was studied. The layout design model of human-machine interaction interface was established based on GA-ACA. At last, a layout design system was developed based on this model. For validation, the human-machine interaction interface layout design of drilling rig control room was taken as an example, and the optimization result showed the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method. PMID:26884745

  15. Evidence Suggests That The ACA's Tobacco Surcharges Reduced Insurance Take-Up And Did Not Increase Smoking Cessation.

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    Friedman, Abigail S; Schpero, William L; Busch, Susan H

    2016-07-01

    To account for tobacco users' excess health care costs and encourage cessation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed insurers to impose a surcharge on tobacco users' premiums for plans offered on the health insurance exchanges, or Marketplaces. Low-income tax credits for Marketplace coverage were based on premiums for non-tobacco users, which means that these credits did not offset any surcharge costs. Thus, this policy greatly increased out-of-pocket premiums for many tobacco users. Using data for 2011-14 from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, we examined the effect of tobacco surcharges on insurance status and smoking cessation in the first year of the exchanges' implementation, among adults most likely to purchase insurance from them. Relative to smokers who faced no surcharges, smokers facing medium or high surcharges had significantly reduced coverage (reductions of 4.3 percentage points and 11.6 percentage points, respectively), but no significant differences in smoking cessation. In contrast, those facing low surcharges showed significantly less smoking cessation. Taken together, these findings suggest that tobacco surcharges conflicted with a major goal of the ACA-increased financial protection-without increasing smoking cessation. States should consider these potential effects when deciding whether to limit surcharges to less than the federal maximum. PMID:27385231

  16. Functional and Structural Impact of Target Uridine Substitutions on the H/ACA Ribonucleoprotein Particle Pseudouridine Synthase

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    Zhou, Jing; Liang, Bo; Li, Hong (FSU)

    2010-09-17

    Box H/ACA ribonucleoprotein protein particles catalyze the majority of pseudouridylation in functional RNA. Different from stand alone pseudouridine synthases, the RNP pseudouridine synthase comprises multiple protein subunits and an RNA subunit. Previous studies showed that each subunit, regardless its location, is sensitive to the step of subunit placement at the catalytic center and potentially to the reaction status of the substrate. Here we describe the impact of chemical substitutions of target uridine on enzyme activity and structure. We found that 3-methyluridine in place of uridine inhibited its isomerization while 2{prime}-deoxyuridine or 4-thiouridine did not. Significantly, crystal structures of an archaeal box H/ACA RNP bound with the nonreactive and the two postreactive substrate analogues showed only subtle structural changes throughout the assembly except for a conserved tyrosine and a substrate anchoring loop of Cbf5. Our results suggest a potential role of these elements and the subunit that contacts them in substrate binding and product release.

  17. Factors Affecting Health Insurance Enrollment Through the State Marketplaces: Observations on the ACA's Third Open Enrollment Period.

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    Giovannelli, Justin; Curran, Emily

    2016-07-01

    Issue: Nearly 12.7 million individuals signed up for coverage in the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance marketplaces during the third open enrollment period, and by the end of March there were 11.1 million consumers with active coverage. States that operate their own marketplaces posted a year-to-year enrollment gain of 8.8 percent. To maintain membership and attract new consumers, the state-based marketplaces must sponsor enrollment assistance programs and conduct consumer outreach. These marketplaces relied heavily on such efforts during the third enrollment period, despite declining funding. Goal: To learn which outreach strategies, assistance programs, and other factors marketplace officials viewed as having exerted the greatest influence on enrollment. Methods: Survey of officials representing each of the 17 state-based marketplaces (15 responses). Key findings and conclusions: The cost of coverage and low health insurance literacy pose significant barriers to enrollment for many consumers. Marketplaces sought to overcome them by encouraging consumers to obtain in-person enrollment assistance from ACA-created assistance programs and from insurance brokers, and by partnering with community organizations for outreach activities. Many marketplaces also enhanced their web portals to make them easier to navigate and to give consumers better tools with which to evaluate their coverage options. PMID:27459742

  18. Layout Design of Human-Machine Interaction Interface of Cabin Based on Cognitive Ergonomics and GA-ACA

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to consider the psychological cognitive characteristics affecting operating comfort and realize the automatic layout design, cognitive ergonomics and GA-ACA (genetic algorithm and ant colony algorithm were introduced into the layout design of human-machine interaction interface. First, from the perspective of cognitive psychology, according to the information processing process, the cognitive model of human-machine interaction interface was established. Then, the human cognitive characteristics were analyzed, and the layout principles of human-machine interaction interface were summarized as the constraints in layout design. Again, the expression form of fitness function, pheromone, and heuristic information for the layout optimization of cabin was studied. The layout design model of human-machine interaction interface was established based on GA-ACA. At last, a layout design system was developed based on this model. For validation, the human-machine interaction interface layout design of drilling rig control room was taken as an example, and the optimization result showed the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method.

  19. Layout Design of Human-Machine Interaction Interface of Cabin Based on Cognitive Ergonomics and GA-ACA.

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    Deng, Li; Wang, Guohua; Yu, Suihuai

    2016-01-01

    In order to consider the psychological cognitive characteristics affecting operating comfort and realize the automatic layout design, cognitive ergonomics and GA-ACA (genetic algorithm and ant colony algorithm) were introduced into the layout design of human-machine interaction interface. First, from the perspective of cognitive psychology, according to the information processing process, the cognitive model of human-machine interaction interface was established. Then, the human cognitive characteristics were analyzed, and the layout principles of human-machine interaction interface were summarized as the constraints in layout design. Again, the expression form of fitness function, pheromone, and heuristic information for the layout optimization of cabin was studied. The layout design model of human-machine interaction interface was established based on GA-ACA. At last, a layout design system was developed based on this model. For validation, the human-machine interaction interface layout design of drilling rig control room was taken as an example, and the optimization result showed the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method. PMID:26884745

  20. Ergogenic Aids and Supplements.

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    Porrini, Marisa; Del Boʼ, Cristian

    2016-01-01

    Great interest is currently shown for the contribution of nutrition to optimize training and athletic performance, and a considerable debate exists about the potential ergogenic value of several dietary supplements. However, most of the products used by athletes do not provide sufficient scientific evidence regarding their efficacy in enhancing physical performance as well as their specificity of action and safety. For this reason, sport nutrition professionals need skills in evaluating the scientific value of papers and advertisements on ergogenic aids and supplements in order to support athletes in their choice. In the present chapter, the efficacy of some of the most popular supplements used by athletes and sport practitioners will be discussed. Particular attention will be devoted to amino acids and derivatives, caffeine and caffeinated energy drinks, and some antioxidants. PMID:27348226

  1. Ergogenic Aids and Supplements.

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    Porrini, Marisa; Del Boʼ, Cristian

    2016-01-01

    Great interest is currently shown for the contribution of nutrition to optimize training and athletic performance, and a considerable debate exists about the potential ergogenic value of several dietary supplements. However, most of the products used by athletes do not provide sufficient scientific evidence regarding their efficacy in enhancing physical performance as well as their specificity of action and safety. For this reason, sport nutrition professionals need skills in evaluating the scientific value of papers and advertisements on ergogenic aids and supplements in order to support athletes in their choice. In the present chapter, the efficacy of some of the most popular supplements used by athletes and sport practitioners will be discussed. Particular attention will be devoted to amino acids and derivatives, caffeine and caffeinated energy drinks, and some antioxidants.

  2. Supplements and sports.

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    Jenkinson, David M; Harbert, Allison J

    2008-11-01

    Use of performance-enhancing supplements occurs at all levels of sports, from professional athletes to junior high school students. Although some supplements do enhance athletic performance, many have no proven benefits and have serious adverse effects. Anabolic steroids and ephedrine have life-threatening adverse effects and are prohibited by the International Olympic Committee and the National Collegiate Athletic Association for use in competition. Blood transfusions, androstenedione, and dehydroepiandrosterone are also prohibited in competition. Caffeine, creatine, and sodium bicarbonate have been shown to enhance performance in certain contexts and have few adverse effects. No performance benefit has been shown with amino acids, beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, chromium, human growth hormone, and iron. Carbohydrate-electrolyte beverages have no serious adverse effects and can aid performance when used for fluid replacement. Given the widespread use of performance-enhancing supplements, physicians should be prepared to counsel athletes of all ages about their effectiveness, safety, and legality. PMID:19007050

  3. Supplements and sports.

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    Jenkinson, David M; Harbert, Allison J

    2008-11-01

    Use of performance-enhancing supplements occurs at all levels of sports, from professional athletes to junior high school students. Although some supplements do enhance athletic performance, many have no proven benefits and have serious adverse effects. Anabolic steroids and ephedrine have life-threatening adverse effects and are prohibited by the International Olympic Committee and the National Collegiate Athletic Association for use in competition. Blood transfusions, androstenedione, and dehydroepiandrosterone are also prohibited in competition. Caffeine, creatine, and sodium bicarbonate have been shown to enhance performance in certain contexts and have few adverse effects. No performance benefit has been shown with amino acids, beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, chromium, human growth hormone, and iron. Carbohydrate-electrolyte beverages have no serious adverse effects and can aid performance when used for fluid replacement. Given the widespread use of performance-enhancing supplements, physicians should be prepared to counsel athletes of all ages about their effectiveness, safety, and legality.

  4. Determinants of dietary supplement use - healthy individuals use dietary supplements

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    Kofoed, Christina L F; Christensen, Jane; Dragsted, Lars Ove;

    2015-01-01

    The prevalence of dietary supplement use varies largely among populations, and previous studies have indicated that it is high in the Danish population compared with other European countries. The diversity in supplement use across countries indicates that cultural and environmental factors could...... influence the use of dietary supplements. Only few studies investigating the use of dietary supplements have been conducted in the Danish population. The present cross-sectional study is based on 54 948 Danes, aged 50-64 years, who completed self-administrated questionnaires on diet, dietary supplements...... to the intake of dietary supplements. We found that 71 % of the participants were dietary supplement users; female sex, older age groups and higher educated participants were more likely to be users of any dietary supplements. One additional point in the health index was associated with 19, 16 and 9 % higher...

  5. Trombocitopenia em cirurgia cardíaca: importância diagnóstica e prognóstica Thrombocytopenia in cardiac surgery: diagnostic and prognostic importance

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca estão mais propensos a desenvolver plaquetopenia. A trombocitopenia induzida por heparina acomete cerca de 5% dos pacientes. O objetivo foi avaliar a importância clínica da trombocitopenia grave em pacientes no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo observacional que incluiu os pacientes de cirurgia cardíaca com plaquetas 6. A mortalidade na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI e hospitalar, o tempo de internação, os escores de gravidade e a incidência de tromboses foram comparados em pacientes com escore e" 6 (grupo 1 e 6, em pacientes no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca, está associado a maior incidência de trombose, assim como o maior escore está relacionado à elevada mortalidade hospitalar.OBJECTIVE: Patients undergo to cardiac surgery have more probability to develop thrombocytopenia. The heparin induced thrombocytopenia happens in 5% of the patients. The aim from this study was to evaluate the clinical importance from the severe thrombocytopenia in postoperative cardiac surgical patients. METHODS: It was included cardiac surgical patients with platelets 6 (group 1 and 6, in postoperative cardiac surgical patients, it is associated to higher incidence of thrombosis as well as the greater score is related to higher hospital mortality rate.

  6. Seismic ambient noise H/V spectral ratio using the ACA (autocorrelations of coda of autocorrelations) approach

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    Sanchez-Sesma, F. J.; Piña, J.; Campillo, M.; Luzón, F.; García-Jerez, A.; Albarello, D.; Lunedei, E.

    2012-12-01

    The seismic ambient noise horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratios (NHVSR) are valuable for microzonation, and seismic prospecting. This is particularly true for low-cost dense spatial sampling projects. Arai and Tokimatsu (2004) proposed to use average energy densities to compose the ratios. It means that H/V comes from the square root of the ratio of averages. On the other hand, a popular approach makes the average of spectral ratios. For ergodic processes peak values are usually the same using these two approaches. Sometimes however, the observations are insufficient and computed values for low frequencies display large variability and the corresponding H/V estimates may be inaccurate. The bias caused by localized sources may be the source of errors in the estimates. In this work we propose to compute the NHVSR using the Autocorrelations of Coda of Autocorrelations. This ACA approach is inspired in the work by Stehly et al. (2008). They used the Correlations of Coda of Correlations (C3) to isotropize the field. In our ACA approach the whole time series, say of 30 minutes, for each component is autocorrelated and the averages of the spectral density of selected windows (late coda windows are eliminated) are then improved estimates of directional energy densities. The computation of NHVSR using ACA appears more stable and free of transient effects. It remains to establish how this may be accounted for in forward calculation of H/V spectral ratios for models like a layered medium (e.g. Sánchez-Sesma et al., 2011; Albarello and Lunedei, 2011). This will require further scrutiny. References. Albarello, D. & E. Lunedei (2011). Structure of ambient vibration wavefield in the frequency range of engineering interest ([0.5, 20] Hz): insights from numerical modelling. Near Surface Geophysics 9, 543-559. Arai, H. & K. Tokimatsu (2004). S-wave velocity profiling by inversion of microtremor H/V spectrum, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. 94, 53-63. Sánchez-Sesma, F. J., M. Rodr

  7. Avaliação por ressonância magnética de massas cardíacas

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    Maria Fernanda Braggion-Santos

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Tumores cardíacos são extremamente raros; no entanto, quando há suspeita clínica, é necessária a correta avaliação diagnóstica, para planejar o tratamento mais adequado. Nesse contexto, a ressonância magnética cardiovascular tem um papel importante, permitindo uma abrangente caracterização de tais lesões. OBJETIVO: Revisar os casos encaminhados a um Serviço de Ressonância Magnética para investigação de massas cardíacas e paracardíacas. Descrever a série de casos positivos, juntamente de uma breve revisão da literatura para cada tipo de lesão e sobre o papel da ressonância magnética cardiovascular em sua avaliação. MÉTODOS: Entre agosto de 2008 e dezembro de 2011, foram revistos todos os casos de pacientes encaminhados a ressonância magnética com suspeita de neoplasia envolvendo o coração. Foram selecionados aqueles com confirmação histopatológica, evolução ou resposta terapêutica compatíveis com a suspeita clínica e achados de imagem. RESULTADOS: Entre os 13 pacientes incluídos neste estudo, oito (62% tiveram confirmação histopatológica. Foram descritas cinco neoplasias benignas (mixomas, rabdomioma e fibromas, cinco neoplasias malignas (sarcoma, linfoma, síndrome de Richter cardíaca e doença metastática e três lesões não neoplásicas (cisto pericárdico, trombo intracardíaco e vegetação infecciosa. CONCLUSÃO: A informação disponível sobre essa questão é escassa. Estudos prospectivos adicionais são necessários para elucidar o papel desses nutrientes no risco cardiovascular de pacientes com diabetes.

  8. Há evidências favorecendo o uso de betabloqueadores e dobutamina na insuficiência cardíaca aguda?

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    Full Text Available Diversos estudos relataram os benefícios dos betabloqueadores (BB para pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca sistólica. No entanto, muitos pacientes hospitalizados em decorrência de insuficiência cardíaca aguda já estão usando os BB e requerem dobutaminas para hipotensão arterial e baixo débito cardíaco. Portanto, deve-se tomar uma decisão a respeito de se o BB deve ser mantido ou até mesmo iniciado nesses casos. O objetivo deste estudo foi determinar se há provas que sustentem a segurança e a eficácia dos BB junto com a dobutamina para pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca aguda descompensada (ICAD. Foi realizada uma pesquisa na literatura de língua inglesa nas bases de dados MEDLINE, ISI Web of Science, Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde, Cochrane Library e o Portal de Revistas Científicas do Capes para identificar estudos relacionados. Literatura adicional foi obtida mediante a análise das respectivas referências encontradas nos artigos identificados. Os resultados esperados incluíram informações sobre o prognóstico (intra-hospitalar e na mortalidade no acompanhamento, número de dias de internação e reinternação, eficácia e segurança (agravamento dos sintomas, choque, intolerância do uso concomitante desses medicamentos em pacientes hospitalizados com ICAD e baixo débito cardíaco. Esta análise incluiu nove estudos. No entanto, não foram encontrados ensaios clínicos randomizados sobre o assunto. A maioria dos estudos inclui baixo número de pacientes, e não foram encontrados estudos que abordem a segurança do uso concomitante desses medicamentos. Os dados resultantes sugerem que uma cuidadosa revisão da literatura não forneceu evidências para o uso sistemático de BB em pacientes com síndrome de baixo débito cardíaco que necessitam de suporte inotrópico com dobutamina.

  9. Oral Supplementation of Myoinositol

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    28 young diabetics with short disease duration participated in a double-blind study by taking 6 g of myoinositol or placebo daily for 2 months. The aim was to demonstrate a possible beneficial effect of this compound on subclinical diabetic neuropathy. Measurement of vibratory perception threshol...... of myoinositol in their muscle tissue remained uninfluenced by oral supplementation of myoinositol....

  10. Psychology: Teacher Supplement.

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    This supplement provides teachers with tests, quizzes, answers to questions in the text, and general teaching information for using the student text, "Psychology," by Rebecca Stark. Quizzes included are on the topics of human development; the nervous system; the brain; cognitive development; sensation and perception; conditioning; learning;…

  11. Incidência de cirurgia cardíaca em octogenários: estudo retrospectivo Incidencia de cirugía cardíaca en octogenarios: estudio retrospectivo Incidence of cardiac surgery in octogenarian patients: retrospective study

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    Luciano Brandão Machado

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O aumento da expectativa de vida faz com que pacientes cada vez mais idosos tenham indicação de tratamento cirúrgico de cardiopatias. Este estudo tem como objetivo avaliar a incidência de pacientes com mais de 80 anos submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca no Instituto do Coração do Hospital das Clínicas da FMUSP, nos últimos 16 anos. MÉTODO: Foram analisados, no período de 1986 a 2001, o número de cirurgias de revascularização do miocárdio (RM e cirurgia valvar (CV e, em cada grupo, o número de cirurgias em pacientes com mais de 80 anos. Os dados foram analisados descritivamente. RESULTADOS: Os dados revelam aumento progressivo do número de octogenários submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca. As cirurgias de revascularização do miocárdio tiveram aumento de 0,13% em 1986 para 3,5% em 2001. As cirurgias valvares aumentaram de 0% em 1986 para 1,44% em 2001, registrando o maior valor de 3,02% em 1999. CONCLUSÕES: Os conhecimentos da fisiopatologia, da senilidade e os avanços no manuseio do trauma cirúrgico estão permitindo estender os recursos da cirurgia cardíaca no grupo de paciente mais idoso. A escolhas da técnica anestésica deve ser criteriosa, bem como a hidratação, a assistência ventilatória e a analgesia pós-operatória, permitindo redução da morbimortalidade neste grupo de maior risco cirúrgico.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El aumento de la expectativa de vida hace con que pacientes cada vez mas edosos tengan indicación de tratamiento quirúrgico de cardiopatias. Este estudio tiene como objetivo evaluar la incidencia de pacientes con más de 80 años sometidos a cirugía cardíaca en el Instituto del Corazón del Hospital de Clínicas de la FMUSP, en los últimos 16 años. MÉTODO: Fueron analizados, en el período de 1986 a 2001, el número de cirugías de revascularización del miocardio (RM y cirugía valvar (CV y, en cada grupo, el número de cirugías en pacientes con más de 80 a

  12. Variabilidade da frequência cardíaca em neonatos prematuros e de termo Variabilidad de la frecuencia cardíaca en neonatos prematuros y de término Heart rate variability in preterm and term neonates

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    Fabio Augusto Selig

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Várias publicações têm demonstrado a importância do sistema nervoso autônomo por meio dos componentes simpático e parassimpático na gerência da interação entre as diferentes partes do organismo humano. Esses estudos aplicaram técnicas lineares e não lineares (Teoria do Caos de avaliação em diferentes situações, doenças e faixas etárias, tendo como ferramenta a variabilidade da frequência cardíaca (VFC. OBJETIVO: Aplicar os conhecimentos das dinâmicas linear e não linear na avaliação de neonatos prematuros (NPT, analisando sua VFC e comparando com neonatos de termo (NT saudáveis. MÉTODOS: Quarenta e oito neonatos prematuros com diferentes idades gestacionais tiveram seus batimentos cardíacos captados com auxílio do equipamento Polar Advanced S810i e sua VFC obtida pelo registro dos intervalos RR. A VFC foi analisada nos domínios do tempo (SDNN, RMSSD, SD1/SD2, da frequência (VLF, LF, HF e a relação LF/HF e do caos (TAU e sua normalização [TAU(n], Expoente de Lyapunov e Entropia. Os NPT foram comparados com um grupo de 78 NT saudáveis e sem intercorrências perinatais com auxílio do teste não paramétrico de Kruskal-Wallis. RESULTADOS: Detectou-se diferença estatisticamente significante entre os grupos para todas as variáveis estudadas, tanto no domínio do tempo como nos da frequência e do caos. CONCLUSÃO: Neonatos prematuros exibem comportamento menos complexo da variabilidade da frequência cardíaca que neonatos de termo, fato comprovado nos domínios do tempo, da frequência e do caos. O estudo da variabilidade cardíaca nesse grupo pode ser considerado uma ferramenta a mais na avaliação da maturação autonômica e, consequentemente, da progressão para eutrofia.FUNDAMENTO: Varias publicaciones han demostrado la importancia del sistema nervioso autónomo por medio de los componentes simpático y parasimpático en el manejo de la interacción entre las diferentes partes del organismo

  13. 不同乳酸菌及其添加水平对肉仔鸡生长性能、免疫机能和肠道结构的影响%Lactobacillus: Strain and Supplemental Level on Growth Performance,Immune Function and Intestinal Structure of Broilers

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    徐基利; 许丽

    2011-01-01

    草乳杆菌组显著低于0.2%格氏乳杆菌组(P<0.05).由此可知,饲粮添加同源乳酸菌均可不同程度改善肉仔鸡生长性能、免疫机能及肠道形态结构,且同一菌种添加1.0%的作用效果优于0.2%,同一添加水平草乳杆菌的作用效果优于格氏乳杆菌.%The experiment was conducted to study the effects of homology Lactobacillus preparation with different strains and supplemental levels in diets on growth performance, immune function and intestinal structure of broilers. The objective of this study was to compare the application effects of different strains and to find the suitable supplemental level in diets of broilers. A total of 288 one-day-old healthy AA broilers were randomly assigned to 6 groups with 4 replicates per group and 12 broilers per replicate. The number of live lactic acid bacteria in Lactobacillus preparation was between 5 x 108 CFU/g and 6 x 108 CFU/g. The experimental treatments were divided as follows; group I , the control, basal diet; group II , the antibiotic, basal diet +0.01% flavomycin; group M , basal diet+0.2% L. Graminis preparation; group IV, basal diet+ 1.0% L. Graminis preparation; group V, basal diet+0.2% L. Gasseri preparation; group VI, basal diet+ 1.0% L. Gasseri preparation. The number of live lactic acid bacteria in Lactobacillus preparation was equivalent between group IE and group V , and between group W and group VI, and they were 1 x 106 and 5 x 106 CFU/g, respectively. The experiment lasted for 28 days. The results showed as follows; 1) the supplementation of Lactobacillus in the diet could improve growth performance of broilers to some degree. Supplementation of 0.2% and 1.0% Lactobacillus in the diet could both increase the average daily gain and decrease feed/gain of broilers aged from 1 to 28 days ( P 0.05) , but the effects of 1.0% groups were better than those of 0. 2% groups in the same strain ( P 0.05). 3) At week 2 and 4, T lymphocytes proliferative response in peripheral blood of

  14. Vitamin Supplements: Healthy or Hoax?

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  16. Weight Loss Nutritional Supplements

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    Obesity has reached what may be considered epidemic proportions in the United States, not only for adults but for children. Because of the medical implications and health care costs associated with obesity, as well as the negative social and psychological impacts, many individuals turn to nonprescription nutritional weight loss supplements hoping for a quick fix, and the weight loss industry has responded by offering a variety of products that generates billions of dollars each year in sales. Most nutritional weight loss supplements are purported to work by increasing energy expenditure, modulating carbohydrate or fat metabolism, increasing satiety, inducing diuresis, or blocking fat absorption. To review the literally hundreds of nutritional weight loss supplements available on the market today is well beyond the scope of this chapter. Therefore, several of the most commonly used supplements were selected for critical review, and practical recommendations are provided based on the findings of well controlled, randomized clinical trials that examined their efficacy. In most cases, the nutritional supplements reviewed either elicited no meaningful effect or resulted in changes in body weight and composition that are similar to what occurs through a restricted diet and exercise program. Although there is some evidence to suggest that herbal forms of ephedrine, such as ma huang, combined with caffeine or caffeine and aspirin (i.e., ECA stack) is effective for inducing moderate weight loss in overweight adults, because of the recent ban on ephedra manufacturers must now use ephedra-free ingredients, such as bitter orange, which do not appear to be as effective. The dietary fiber, glucomannan, also appears to hold some promise as a possible treatment for weight loss, but other related forms of dietary fiber, including guar gum and psyllium, are ineffective.

  17. O trabalho da enfermagem no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca: uma revisão integrativa

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve o objetivo de identificar, por meio de produções científicas nacionais e internacionais, os cuidados desenvolvidos pela equipe de enfermagem durante a assistência ao paciente no pósoperatório de cirurgia cardíaca. Trata-se de uma revisão integrativa realizada por meio de busca às bases PubMed, LILACS, CINAHL, SCOPUS e BDENF no período de fevereiro a junho de 2014, com o seguinte questionamento: “Quais os cuidados realizados pela equipe de enfermagem ao paciente no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca?” Utilizou-se como critério de inclusão artigos científicos publicados nos últimos cinco anos, em português, inglês e espanhol, disponíveis na íntegra. Foram selecionados 21 artigos e, mediante a sua leitura criteriosa, foi realizada análise descritiva, possibilitando o agrupamento dos dados em um núcleo temático: cuidando do paciente no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca, que apontou subcategorias: assistindo o paciente após cirurgia cardíaca, gerenciando a dor e a comunicação como ferramenta no cuidado de enfermagem. Os cuidados desenvolvidos no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca demonstram a necessidade de organização do processo de trabalho da equipe de enfermagem bem como competências específicas dos profissionais para atuarem nesse cenário, com intuito de promover um cuidado individualizado e qualificado.

  18. Os benefícios do recrutamento alveolar nos doentes submetidos a cirurgia cardíaca

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    Frias, Ana; Rodrigues, Liliana; Pavia, Patrícia

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    As complicações pulmonares resultantes da anestesia, trauma cirúrgico e circulação extracorpórea são muito frequentes em doentes submetidos a cirurgia cardíaca, sendo a atelectasia e a hipoxia duas das complicações mais comuns. A atuação do enfermeiro especialista de reabilitação assume um papel preponderante na execução de técnicas para melhorar a mecânica respiratória e reexpansão pulmonar, sendo a mais utilizada a manobra de recrutamento alveolar. Objetivo: conhecer os benefícios do recrut...

  19. Suporte ventilatório na capacidade funcional de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca: estudo piloto

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    Eugênia da Silva Lima

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A insuficiência cardíaca é um importante problema de saúde pública, apresentando a dispneia e a fadiga como principais sintomas clínicos. A utilização do suporte ventilatório não invasivo vem atuando como coadjuvante da reabilitação cardíaca na tentativa de melhorar a capacidade funcional dos pacientes. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a capacidade funcional de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca submetidos ao suporte ventilatório. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados dados sociodemográficos, qualidade de vida, FC, pressão arterial (PA, saturação periférica de oxigênio (SpO2, dispneia, concentração de lactato, antes e depois do teste de caminhada de 6 minutos, e a distância percorrida de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca crônica (ICC, de ambos os sexos, com fração FEVE < 45,0%, randomizados em dois grupos: controle e CPAP (utilizou CPAP 10 cmH2O por 30 minutos. RESULTADOS: Participaram 12 pacientes com ICC classe funcional II e III (NYHA, com média de fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo (FEVE, % de 35,3 ± 8,7, sendo que 8 eram do sexo masculino. A média de idade foi de 46,3 ± 10,3 anos. Na comparação entre os grupos Controle e CPAP, no final do 6º min, foi encontrada diferença significativa nos valores de SpO2% entre os grupos (Controle: 93,6 ± 1,5 % vs CPAP: 96,1 ± 1,8%; p = 0,027, dispneia (Controle: 13,1 ± 1,16 vs CPAP: 11 ± 0,8; p = 0,009, concentração de lactato (Controle: 3,3 ± 0,7 mmol/l vs CPAP: 2,3 ± 0,5 mmol/l; p = 0,025, e distância percorrida no TC6 (Controle: 420,6 ± 73,8 m vs CPAP: 534 ± 89,91 m; p = 0,038. CONCLUSÃO: A realização prévia do CPAP apresentou efeitos benéficos na SpO2, na dispneia, na concentração de lactato, no duplo produto e na distância percorrida no TC6 de pacientes com ICC na realização do TC6.

  20. Células troncales (stem cells y regeneración cardíaca Stem cells and cardiac regeneration

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    María Inés Pérez Millán

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    Full Text Available Las células troncales carecen de marcadores de diferenciación, tienen gran capacidad proliferativa, pueden automantener la población, producen progenies de células progenitoras y participan en la regeneración de tejidos. Los tejidos de un individuo tienen capacidad de regeneración, que a veces está ligada a la presencia de células troncales. La medicina regenerativa plantea la terapia celular como una alternativa para el tratamiento de diversas enfermedades, incluyendo las cardíacas (cardiomioplastia celular. Las células a usar pueden provenir de distintas fuentes, entre ellas las células troncales de origen cardíaco o extracardíaco. La médula ósea es una de las fuentes más importantes de células troncales extracardíacas, que podrían contribuir a obtener células cardíacas por diversos mecanismos (transdiferenciación, fusión o transferencia a través de estructuras nanotubulares. En los últimos años, diversas publicaciones refieren la existencia de células troncales nativas cardíacas, caracterizadas por la presencia de distintos marcadores. Se plantea también la alternativa del uso de factores de crecimiento para producir la movilización de células troncales. El individuo adulto posee células con alta potencialidad, surgidas en estadios embrionarios antes o después de la determinación en las capas germinales, y mantenidas hasta la adultez que, bajo condiciones apropiadas de manipulación, permita su utlización en la medicina regenerativa.Stem cells are defined by virtue of their functional attributes: absence of tissue specific differentitated markers, capable of proliferation, able to self-maintain the population, able to produce a large number of differentiated, functional progeny, able to regenerate the tissue after injury. Cell therapy is an alternative for the treatment of several diseases, like cardiac diseases (cell cardiomyoplasty. A variety of stem cells could be used for cardiac repair: from cardiac and

  1. Patologia cardíaca: novos biomarcadores associados ao diagnóstico e prognóstico

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    Matias, António Pedro Laranjo

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    Dissertação de mest., Ciências Farmacêuticas, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. do Algarve, 2012 As patologias cardíacas afetam cada vez mais indivíduos em todo o mundo, sendo uma das principais causas de debilitação e morte. Podem ter um caráter crónico ou agudo, sendo essencial uma eficaz deteção e acompanhamento da evolução das mesmas. Com este trabalho de revisão bibliográfica pretende-se mostrar a utilidade de substâncias participantes de processos fisiológicos endógenos co...

  2. Acquisition of HIV-1 resistance in T lymphocytes using an ACA-specific E. coli mRNA interferase.

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    Chono, Hideto; Matsumoto, Kazuya; Tsuda, Hiroshi; Saito, Naoki; Lee, Karim; Kim, Sujeong; Shibata, Hiroaki; Ageyama, Naohide; Terao, Keiji; Yasutomi, Yasuhiro; Mineno, Junichi; Kim, Sunyoung; Inouye, Masayori; Kato, Ikunoshin

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    Transcriptional activation of gene expression directed by the long terminal repeat (LTR) of HIV-1 requires both the transactivation response element (TAR) and Tat protein. HIV-1 mutants lacking a functional tat gene are not able to proliferate. Here we take a genetic approach to suppress HIV-1 replication based on Tat-dependent production of MazF, an ACA-specific endoribonuclease (mRNA interferase) from Escherichia coli. When induced, MazF is known to cause Bak- and NBK-dependent apoptotic cell death in mammalian cells. We first constructed a retroviral vector, in which the mazF (ACA-less) gene was inserted under the control of the HIV-1 LTR, which was then transduced into CD4+ T-lymphoid CEM-SS cells in such a way that, upon HIV-1 infection, the mazF gene is induced to destroy the infecting HIV-1 mRNA, preventing HIV-1 replication. Indeed, when the transduced cells were infected with HIV-1 IIIB, the viral replication was effectively inhibited, as HIV-1 IIIB p24 could not be detected in the culture medium. Consistently, not only cell growth but also the CD4 level was not affected by the infection. These results suggest that the HIV-1-LTR-regulated mazF gene was effectively induced upon HIV-1 IIIB infection, which is sufficient enough to destroy the viral mRNA from the infected HIV-1 IIIB to completely block viral proliferation in the cells, but not to affect normal cell growth. These results indicate that the T cells transduced with the HIV-1-LTR-regulated mazF gene acquire HIV-1 resistance, providing an intriguing potential for the use of the HIV-1-LTR-regulated mazF gene in anti-HIV gene therapy.

  3. Anticorpos séricos na doença celíaca Celiac disease serum antibodies

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    Ceres Concilio ROMALDINI

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available O diagnóstico acurado da doença celíaca é muito importante porque os pacientes devem aderir a uma dieta sem glúten por toda a vida e diante do maior risco de complicações, como as neoplasias intestinais, que poderá advir do não cumprimento rigoroso da dieta. Nesta revisão são apresentados os novos conceitos referentes às formas de apresentação da doença (ativa, silenciosa, latente e potencial e sua associação com outras enfermidades e são focalizados principalmente o valor e a eficácia da determinação dos anticorpos séricos antigliadina e dos autoanticorpos anti-reticulina, antiendomísio e antitransglutaminase tecidual, no auxílio ao diagnóstico e seguimento da doença celíaca.Accurate diagnosis of celiac disease is important because patients are advised to adhere to a strict gluten-free diet for life. This management is critical to avoid disease complications such as malignancies. In this review the new terminology for the disease clinical features (active, silent, latent and potential celiac disease and the disease association with other conditions are commented. The value and efficacy of the assessment of serum antigliadin antibodies and of antireticulin, antiendomysial and tissue transglutaminase autoantibodies in the diagnosis and follow-up of the celiac disease are particularly evaluated.

  4. Ansiedade no período pré-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: caracterizar a ansiedade dos pacientes no pré-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca. Método: Foi realizado um estudo de corte transversal no qual 106 pacientes, entre um e cinco dias da data da cirurgia, foram entrevistados utilizando-se um questionário sócio-demográfico próprio e o Inventário de Ansiedade de Beck. Resultados: Os pacientes avaliados se apresentaram em 59,4% (63 na ansiedade mínima e 19,8% (21 na faixa considerada grave, tendo a amostra uma média no nível de ansiedade leve (15,8±19,79. As mulheres tiveram escores (22,13±23,41 significativamente (p=0,003 maiores que os homens (10,76±14,71; assim como os pacientes que já haviam sido submetidos a cirurgia cardíaca prévia (24,4±28,05 X 13,14±15,74. Não houve diferença significativa entre idosos e pacientes adultos mais jovens, nem no tocante as variações de peso, presença de diabetes ou etilismo. Conclusão: Reforça-se a importância do enfermeiro reconhecer a ansiedade pré-operatória e intervir através de estratégias de educação em saúde e visita de enfermagem.

  5. Valor preditivo da frequência cardíaca em repouso do teste ergométrico na mortalidade

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    Jaqueline Eilert Fagundes

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A frequência cardíaca em repouso (cuja média está entre 60 e 80 bpm é uma das mais simples variáveis cardiovasculares e tem sido considerada como um preditor de mortalidade cardiovascular e geral. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o valor preditivo da frequência cardíaca em repouso (FCR, antes do teste ergométrico (TE, na mortalidade cardiovascular (CV e geral. MÉTODOS: Estudo de caso-controle, que utilizou informações contidas nos bancos de dados do laboratório de ergometria de um hospital especializado em cardiologia e os registros de óbitos da Secretaria da Saúde em uma cidade do sul do Brasil, de janeiro de 1995 a junho de 2007. Foram analisados 7.055 pacientes, sendo 1.645 (23,3% do grupo caso (óbitos e 5.410 (76,7% do grupo controle (vivos. Foi calculado o ponto de corte da FCR para mortalidade, através da curva ROC e realizada a análise multivariada para as variáveis selecionadas. Os desfechos foram mortalidade CV e geral. RESULTADOS: A incidência de mortalidade CV foi de 674 casos (9,5%; a FCR > 78 bpm foi o ponto de corte. Após ajustado para as variáveis selecionadas, o odds ratio (OR para FCR > 78 bpm foi de 3,5 (IC 95% = 2,9 - 4,2 para mortalidade CV e 3,6 (IC 95% = 3,2 - 4,0 para mortalidade geral. CONCLUSÃO: A FCR > 78 bpm é um preditor independente de mortalidade cardiovascular e geral.

  6. Relação entre imagem adrenérgica cardíaca e teste ergométrico na insuficiência cardíaca Relación entre imagen adrenérgica cardíaca y ergometría en la insuficiencia cardíaca Relationship between cardiac adrenergic image and exercise testing in heart failure

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    Leandro Rocha Messias

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Na insuficiência cardíaca, o teste ergométrico (TE avalia capacidade funcional, um determinante de prognóstico. A cintilografia com I¹²³ MIBG mostra a ativação simpática cardíaca. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação entre as variáveis do TE e as alterações da cintilografia com I¹²³ MIBG. MÉTODOS: Foram submetidos 23 pacientes (FEVE 27%. Esses pacientes realizaram TE, onde foram analisadas: pressão arterial sistólica no pico do esforço (PASP, frequência cardíaca no pico do esforço (FCP, variação da pressão arterial sistólica intraesforço (Δ PAS, reserva cronotrópica e capacidade funcional em METs. Utilizaram-se para a análise estatística, o teste t de Student ou o teste U de Mann-Whitney, o coeficiente de Spearman e o coeficiente de regressão linear. RESULTADOS: A PASP (G1: 181,00 ± 28,01; G2: 153,27 ± 27,71, p = 0,027, a Δ PAS [G1: 64 (47,5-80,5; G2: 36 (25-47 mmHg, p = 0,015], a FCP (G1: 136,91 ± 19,66; G2: 118,45 ± 13,98 bpm, p = 0,018, a reserva cronotrópica (G1: 70,42 ± 17,94; G2: 49,47 ± 14,89%, p = 0,006 e a capacidade funcional [G1: 8,37 (6,47-10,27; G2: 4,42 (2,46-6,38 METs, p = 0,003] foram menores no G2. Houve correlação negativa entre taxa de Washout com PASP (r = -0,505, p = 0,014, Δ PAS (r = -0,493, p = 0,017 e capacidade funcional (r = -0,646, p = 0,001. Após regressão linear, PASP (r = -0,422, p = 0,016 e capacidade funcional (r = -0,804, p = 0,004 foram associadas com taxa de Washout. CONCLUSÃO: Em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca, PASP e capacidade funcional foram as varáveis mais associadas com a taxa de Washout.FUNDAMENTOS: En la Insuficiencia Cardíaca, la Ergometría (Test Ergométrico - TE evalúa la capacidad funcional, un determinante de pronóstico. El centellograma con I¹²³ MIBG muestra la activación simpática cardíaca. OBJETIVO: Evaluar la asociación entre las variables del TE y las alteraciones del centellograma con I¹²³ MIBG. MÉTODOS: Se

  7. Neuronal counting and parasympathetic dysfunction in the hearts of chronically Trypanosoma cruzi - infected rats Contagem neuronal e disfunção cardíaca parassimpática em ratos cronicamente infectados pelo Trypanosoma cruzi

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    Full Text Available Ten male Wistar rats, chronically infected with Colombian, São Felipe (12SF and Y strains of Trypanosoma cruzi and ten non-infected control animals were submitted to the bradycardia responsiveness test, an assessment of heart parasympathetic function, after phenylephrine injection. Six chagasic animals showed heart parasympathetic dysfuntion characterized by reduction in the index of bradycardia baroreflex responsiveness, as compared with the control group. Microscopic examination of the atrial heart ganglia of chagasic rats showed ganglionitis, but no statiscally significant reduction in the number of neurons.Dez ratos machos Wistar cronicamente infectados pelas cepas Colombiana, São Felipe (12SF, e Y do Trypanosoma cruzi, foram submetidos, após 8 meses de infecção, juntamente com dez animais controles, ao teste da resposta bradicárdica barorreflexa pela injeção endovenosa de fenilefrina. Seis ratos chagásicos exibiram disfunção cardíaca parassimpática, caracterizada pela depressão do índice da resposta bradicárdica barorreflexa. Embora o estudo histológico dos corações chagásicos mostrasse lesões dos gânglios atriais, a contagem dos neurônios em cortes seriados, não apresentou redução numérica significativa dos mesmos.

  8. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets

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    ... Tables Online DRI Tool Daily Value (DV) Tables Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets Search the list ... Supplements: Background Information Botanical Dietary Supplements: Background Information Vitamin and Mineral Fact Sheets Botanical Supplement Fact Sheets ...

  9. The financial burden of medical spending: estimates and implications for evaluating the impact of ACA reforms.

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    Abramowitz, Joelle; O'Hara, Brett

    2015-04-01

    This article uses the 2013 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement to estimate the financial burden of medical out-of-pocket costs by comparing medical out-of-pocket expenditures to income. This measure is important for evaluating the magnitude of burden, better understanding who bears it, and establishing a baseline to assess the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We examine the distribution of burden and the incidence of high burden across all families and by individuals' health insurance status and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. We look more closely at one group vulnerable to having high burden: those younger than age 65 with incomes between 138% and 200% of the federal poverty line. We find that 18.5% of these individuals have incomes below the threshold of expansion Medicaid eligibility after accounting for non-over-the-counter medical expenses and examine the characteristics associated with being classified below this threshold. PMID:25524865

  10. Miniesternotomia: um acesso seguro para a cirurgia cardíaca

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    Leonardo Andrade MULINARI

    1997-10-01

    Full Text Available Atualmente, na constante busca de minimizar o tempo de intemação hospitalar e melhorar a recuperação no pós-operatório, várias altemativas cirúrgicas têm sido aventadas. Iniciamos o uso da estemotomia parcial como acesso para diversos tipos de operações cardíacas. O presente trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar a evolução hospitalar dos pacientes operados através desta técnica. No período de novembro de 1996 a março de 1997, estudamos 51 pacientes operados através da esternotomia parcial. A idade média foi de 46,8 anos, sendo 26 pacientes do sexo feminino. Os procedimentos mais realizados foram o tratamento cirúrgico valvar e as revascularizações miocárdicas. O acesso utilizado para os pacientes com lesões valvares foi a esternotomia parcial em "T" invertido no segmento superior do esterno; para outras lesões, uma esternotomia em "T" no segmento inferior e, pela dificuldade técnica imposta nas re-operações e nos procedimentos múltiplos, utilizou-se uma terceira variação, que foi a esternotomia parcial em "H" deitado, estendendo-se no corpo esternal do primeiro ao quarto espaço intercostal. O comprimento médio da incisão de pele foi de 9,9 cm. Foram realizadas 19 incisões em "T", 17 em "T" invertido e 15 em "H" deitado. O tempo médio de ventilação mecânica foi de 2,8 horas, de permanência na UTI de 31,5 horas e de internação hospitalar de 5,9 dias. Não houve complicação diretamente relacionada com o acesso e em apenas 1 caso foi necessária a conversão para a esternotomia total. Analisando a evolução destes 51 pacientes, pudemos concluir que a esternotomia parcial é um acesso seguro para o tratamento cirúrgico de diversas cardiopatias, isoladas, associadas ou re-operações. Traz um resultado estético favorável e facilita a recuperação no pós- operatório, devendo fazer parte do repertório de todo o cirurgião cardiovascular.Recently, in the constant search for shortening hospital stay and

  11. [ERGOGENIC SPORT SUPPLEMENTS FOR ATHLETES].

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    Arieli, Rakefet; Lahav, Yair

    2016-06-01

    Use of performance-enhancing supplements occurs at all levels of sports, from recreational athletes to professional athletes. Although some supplements do enhance athletic performance, many have no proven benefits and have adverse effects. Nutritional supplements are categorized into the following categories: I. Apparently Effective. II. Possibly Effective. III. Too Early To Tell. IV. Apparently Ineffective. This article will review 4 ergogenic supplements which are categorized in the first category--"Apparently Effective"--1) Buffer agents 2) Creatine 3) Caffeine and 4 Nitric Oxide. Given the widespread use of performance enhancing supplements, physicians, and dietitians should be prepared to counsel athletes about their effectiveness, safety and legality.

  12. [ERGOGENIC SPORT SUPPLEMENTS FOR ATHLETES].

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    Arieli, Rakefet; Lahav, Yair

    2016-06-01

    Use of performance-enhancing supplements occurs at all levels of sports, from recreational athletes to professional athletes. Although some supplements do enhance athletic performance, many have no proven benefits and have adverse effects. Nutritional supplements are categorized into the following categories: I. Apparently Effective. II. Possibly Effective. III. Too Early To Tell. IV. Apparently Ineffective. This article will review 4 ergogenic supplements which are categorized in the first category--"Apparently Effective"--1) Buffer agents 2) Creatine 3) Caffeine and 4 Nitric Oxide. Given the widespread use of performance enhancing supplements, physicians, and dietitians should be prepared to counsel athletes about their effectiveness, safety and legality. PMID:27544991

  13. Supplemental topics on voids

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    Rood, H.J.

    1988-09-01

    Several topics concerning voids are presented, supplementing the report of Rood (1988). The discovery of the Coma supercluster and void and the recognition of the cosmological significance of superclusters and voids are reviewed. Galaxy redshift surveys and redshift surveys for the Abell clusters and very distant objects are discussed. Solar system and extragalactic dynamics are examined. Also, topics for future observational research on voids are recommended. 50 references.

  14. Growth capacity of thermotolerant campylobacters in culture media supplemented with pig and cow blood

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    Álvaro Tresierra-Ayala; Manuel Navas; Josué Flores; Ramsés Perea; Juan Huanaquiri; María Bendayán; Heriberto Fernández

    2010-01-01

    In this work 60 thermotolerant Campylobacter strains (37 C. jejuni and 23 C. coli) isolated from the cows, pigs, chickens and ducks (15 strains of each type of animal) were used to establish their growth capacity on media containing cow or swine blood as potential substitutes of sheep or horse blood. The growth capacity was assessed by viable counts on cow and swine blood media, using the modified Miles and Misra method. Campylobacter strains showed better growth in the media supplemented wit...

  15. Doença celíaca em tratamento: avaliação da densidade mineral óssea

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    Carvalho Cecília Noronha de Miranda

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: comparar a densidade mineral óssea de crianças e adolescentes com doença celíaca em tratamento com controles sadios, e avaliar exames laboratoriais relacionados com o metabolismo do cálcio. MÉTODOS: foram estudados 30 pacientes com doença celíaca em dieta isenta de glúten, 17 crianças e 13 adolescentes, e 23 indivíduos saudáveis. Todos os pacientes e controles realizaram a densidade mineral óssea (DEXA, Lunar. Os pacientes realizaram dosagem sérica de cálcio total, cálcio ionizado, fósforo, magnésio, fosfatase alcalina e paratormônio. RESULTADOS: a média de peso, estatura e densidade mineral óssea dos adolescentes com doença celíaca foi menor do que dos controles (p<0,05, enquanto que não se observaram diferenças estatisticamente significantes destes parâmetros, comparando as crianças com doença celíaca com os controles. A proporção de adolescentes que iniciou dieta isenta de glúten após os dois anos de idade foi maior do que a de crianças (p<0,05. Os pacientes apresentaram níveis séricos normais de cálcio ionizado, cálcio total e paratormônio. CONCLUSÕES: a densidade mineral óssea dos adolescentes com doença celíaca em dieta isenta de glúten foi menor do que dos controles. Por outro lado, não houve diferença entre a densidade mineral óssea de crianças com doença celíaca e controles.

  16. Construção e Validação do Questionário de Conhecimentos para Pacientes com Insuficiência Cardíaca

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    Christiani Decker Batista Bonin

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: A ausência de instrumentos capazes de mensurar o nível de conhecimento de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca sobre sua própria síndrome, participantes de programas de reabilitação, demonstra a carência de recomendações específicas a respeito da quantidade ou do conteúdo de informações necessárias. Objetivo: Construir e validar um questionário para avaliar o conhecimento sobre sua condição de pacientes portadores de insuficiência cardíaca participantes de programas de reabilitação cardíaca. Métodos: O instrumento foi construído com base no questionário de conhecimento para doença coronariana e aplicado em 96 pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca, com média de idade de 60,22 ± 11,6 anos, 64% homens. A reprodutibilidade foi obtida por meio do coeficiente de correlação intraclasse, utilizando-se as situações do método de teste-reteste. A consistência interna foi obtida pelo alfa de Cronbach e a validade do construto, pela análise fatorial exploratória. Resultados: A versão final do instrumento apresentou 19 questões dispostas em dez áreas de importância para a educação do paciente. O instrumento proposto apresentou um índice de clareza de 8,94 ± 0,83. O valor do coeficiente de correlação intraclasse foi de 0,856 e do alfa de Cronbach, 0,749. A análise fatorial revelou cinco fatores associados às áreas de conhecimento. Quando os escores finais foram comparados com as características da população, verificou-se que baixa escolaridade e baixa renda estão significativamente associadas a baixos escores de conhecimento. Conclusão: O instrumento possui índice de clareza satisfatório e de validade adequado, podendo ser utilizado para avaliar o conhecimento de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca participantes de programas de reabilitação cardíaca.

  17. Frequência Cardíaca de Recuperação no Primeiro Minuto no Teste de Caminhada de Seis Minutos em Pacientes com Insuficiência Cardíaca

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    Sabrina Lindemberg

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: A frequência cardíaca de recuperação no primeiro minuto (FCR1 é um preditor de mortalidade na insuficiência cardíaca (IC, mas seu prognóstico não foi avaliado no teste de caminhada de seis minutos (TC6M nesses pacientes. Objetivo: Esse estudo teve como objetivo determinar a FCR1 no TC6M em pacientes com IC e sua correlação com a distância percorrida em seis minutos (DP6M. Métodos: Protocolo controlado, transversal, com 161 indivíduos, 126 pacientes com IC sistólica estável, divididos em dois grupos (G1 e G2, que receberam ou não β-bloqueador e 35 voluntários no grupo controle (G3 que tiveram a FCR1 registrada no TC6M. Resultados: A FCR1 e a DP6M foram significativamente diferentes nos três grupos. Os valores médios de FCR1 e DP6M foram: FCR1 = 12 ± 14 bpm G1, 18 ± 16 bpm G2 e 21 ± 13 bpm G3; DP6M = 423 ± 102 m G1, G2 396 ± 101 m e 484 ± 96 m G3 (p < 0,05. Os resultados demonstraram uma correlação entre FCR1 e DP6M no G1 (r = 0,3, p = 0,04 e G3 (r = 0,4, p = 0,03, mas não em G2 (r = 0,12, p = 0,48. Conclusão: A resposta da FCR1 foi atenuada em pacientes em uso de βB e mostrou correlação com o TC6M, refletindo uma melhor tolerância ao exercício. A FCR1 após a DP6M parece representar uma alternativa quando os testes de esforço na esteira não são tolerados.

  18. Strain and strain rate by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography in a maned wolf Strain e strain rate por meio de ecocardiogratia speckle traking bidimensional em um lobo-guará

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    Matheus M. Mantovani

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    Full Text Available The measurement of cardiovascular features of wild animals is important, as is the measurement in pets, for the assessment of myocardial function and the early detection of cardiac abnormalities, which could progress to heart failure. Speckle tracking echocardiography (2D STE is a new tool that has been used in veterinary medicine, which demonstrates several advantages, such as angle independence and the possibility to provide the early diagnosis of myocardial alterations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the left myocardial function in a maned wolf by 2D STE. Thus, the longitudinal, circumferential and radial strain and strain rate were obtained, as well as, the radial and longitudinal velocity and displacement values, from the right parasternal long axis four-chamber view, the left parasternal apical four chamber view and the parasternal short axis at the level of the papillary muscles. The results of the longitudinal variables were -13.52±7.88, -1.60±1.05, 4.34±2.52 and 3.86±3.04 for strain (%, strain rate (1/s, displacement (mm and velocity (cm/s, respectively. In addition, the radial and circumferential Strain and Strain rate were 24.39±14.23, 1.86±0.95 and -13.69±6.53, -1.01±0.48, respectively. Thus, the present study provides the first data regarding the use of this tool in maned wolves, allowing a more complete quantification of myocardial function in this species.A obtenção de parâmetros cardiovasculares em animais selvagens são importantes de serem avaliados, assim como em animais de companhia, para a obtenção da função miocárdica e determinação precoce de alterações cardíacas que poderiam evoluir para insuficiência cardíaca . A ecocardiografia speckle tracking (2D STE é uma ferramenta nova que tem sido utilizada em medicina veterinária, a qual tem demonstrado várias vantagens quanto ao seu uso, como a independência do ângulo de insonação e a possibilidade de se obter o diagnóstico precoce de altera

  19. Geobacteraceae strains and methods

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    Lovley, Derek R.; Nevin, Kelly P.; Yi, Hana

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    Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of producing genetically modified strains of electricigenic microbes that are specifically adapted for the production of electrical current in microbial fuel cells, as well as strains produced by such methods and fuel cells using such strains. In preferred embodiments, the present invention provides genetically modified strains of Geobacter sulfurreducens and methods of using such strains.

  20. Optimización de un modelo de soporte para bioprótesis valvular cardíaca mediante métodos numéricos

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    Full Text Available Las bioprótesis valvulares cardíacas (BVC son sometidas a diferentes
    requerimientos mecánicos para cumplir con la actividad hemodinámica cardíaca. La experiencia demuestra que el soporte de
    la bioprótesis (ASBVC ejerce un importante papel en la operatividad
    del implante, relacionado con la distribución de tensiones en las valvas biológicas y la adecuada coaptación. Para evaluar el comportamiento del ASBVC es necesario analizar los esfuerzos y tensión necesarios para alcanzar la fatiga del dispositivo, así como calcular la concentración esfuerzo-deformación durante su funcionamiento.

  1. El aumento del riesgo de mortalidad en la cirugía cardíaca. ¿Realmente estamos operando pacientes con incremento del riesgo?

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    Raúl A. Borracci; Miguel Rubio

    2006-01-01

    Aunque varios estudios parecen demostrar el aumento en el tiempo del riesgo quirúrgico de los candidatos a cirugía cardíaca, la mayoría de las comunicaciones se basan en su incremento promedio, sin analizar la verdadera distribución por grupos de riesgo. Con el objetivo de evaluar si en la actualidad existe un aumento del riesgo de mortalidad en la cirugía cardíaca en nuestro medio respecto del riesgo de una década atrás, basándonos no sólo en la variación promedio, sino también en la dis...

  2. Importancia de la cirugía aorto-ilíaca previa o simultánea en la evolución del trasplante renal

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    Martínez Carnovale, Lucía Inés

    2011-01-01

    La malaltia renal crònica terminal, el tractament substitutiu d'elecció és el trasplantament renal, és un problema de salut pública mundial en augment. L'envelliment de la població i la major prevalença de diabetis i hipertensió arterial en aquests pacients, s'associa a una major incidència de malaltia aorto-ilíaca i possible fracàs del ronyó trasplantat. En aquest treball es va analitzar l'evolució del filtrat glomerular en pacients trasplantats renals amb patologia aorto-ilíaca que van requ...

  3. Doença celíaca em tratamento: avaliação da densidade mineral óssea

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    Carvalho Cecília Noronha de Miranda; Sdepanian Vera Lucia; Morais Mauro Batista de; Fagundes Neto Ulysses

    2003-01-01

    OBJETIVO: comparar a densidade mineral óssea de crianças e adolescentes com doença celíaca em tratamento com controles sadios, e avaliar exames laboratoriais relacionados com o metabolismo do cálcio. MÉTODOS: foram estudados 30 pacientes com doença celíaca em dieta isenta de glúten, 17 crianças e 13 adolescentes, e 23 indivíduos saudáveis. Todos os pacientes e controles realizaram a densidade mineral óssea (DEXA, Lunar). Os pacientes realizaram dosagem sérica de cálcio total, cálcio ionizado,...

  4. Dosagem única de troponina cardíaca T prediz risco adverso na insuficiência cardíaca descompensada Dosificación única de troponina cardíaca T predice riesgo adverso en la insuficiencia cardiaca descompensada Single cardiac troponin T measurement predicts risk for adverse outcome in decompensated heart failure

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    Manoel D. C. Oliveira

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O aumento discreto de troponina cardíaca no sangue de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca (IC sugere que miofibrilas são degradadas no miocárdio e liberadas na circulação, refletindo um processo contínuo e progressivo de lesão do aparato contrátil. OBJETIVO: Correlacionar o nível sérico da troponina cardíaca-T (TnTc à admissão hospitalar de pacientes com IC descompensada e o prognóstico. MÉTODOS: Foram incluídos 79 pacientes consecutivos, internados por IC descompensada, com FEVE 2,5 mg%, insuficiência hepática ou doenças neuromusculares. RESULTADOS: Detectou-se TnTc elevada (>0,02 ng/ml em 37 pacientes (46,84%. A mortalidade global foi de 35,4%. Nos grupos TnTc elevada e TnTc baixa (FUNDAMENTO: El aumento discreto de troponina cardíaca en la sangre de pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca (IC sugiere que miofibrillas se degraden en el miocardio y se liberen en la circulación, lo que refleja un proceso continuo y progresivo de lesión del aparato contráctil. OBJETIVO: Correlacionar el nivel sérico de la troponina cardíaca-T (TnTc al ingreso hospitalario de pacientes con IC descompensada y el pronóstico. MÉTODOS: Se incluyó a 79 pacientes consecutivos, internados por IC descompensada, con FEVI 2,5 mg%, insuficiencia hepática o enfermedades neuromusculares. RESULTADOS: Se detectó TnTc elevada (> 0,02 ng/ml en 37 pacientes (46,84%. La mortalidad global fue del 35,4%. En los grupos TnTc elevada y TnTc baja (BACKGROUND: The slight increase in cardiac troponin in the blood of patients with heart failure (HF suggests that myofibrils are degraded in the myocardium and released in the circulation, reflecting a continuous and progressive injury process in the contractile system. OBJECTIVE: To correlate the serum levels of cardiac troponin T (TnT at the hospital admission of patients with decompensated HF and prognosis. METHODS: A total of 79 consecutive patients, hospitalized due to decompensated HF, with LVEF 2

  5. Recomendações da sociedade brasileira de arritmias cardíacas para serviços de holter

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    Adalberto Lorga Filho

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: Inúmeros indicadores são utilizados para assegurar a qualidade de um serviço; entretanto, a competência médica e o adequado fluxo de realização de um procedimento são determinantes da qualidade final. Nesse contexto, a Sociedade Brasileira de Arritmias Cardíacas pretende recomendar parâmetros mínimos necessários para garantir a excelência dos serviços de monitorização eletrocardiográfica ambulatorial. OBJETIVOS: Recomendar competências médicas mínimas e as informações necessárias para emissão do laudo de Holter. MÉTODOS: O documento foi fundamentado no conceito de medicina baseada em evidência, e nas circunstâncias em que a evidência não estava disponível a opinião de uma comissão de redação foi utilizada para a formulação da recomendação. Essa comissão foi formada por profissionais que apresentam vivência nas dificuldades do método e gestão na prestação de serviços nessa área. RESULTADOS: O profissional responsável pela análise de Holter deve conhecer as patologias cardiovasculares e ter formação consistente em eletrocardiografia, incluindo arritmias cardíacas e seus diagnósticos diferenciais. O laudo deve ser redigido de forma clara e objetiva. Os parâmetros mínimos que devem constar no laudo incluem as estatísticas do exame, assim como quantificação e análise dos distúrbios do ritmo observados durante a monitorização. CONCLUSÃO: A monitorização eletrocardiográfica ambulatorial deve ser realizada por profissionais com vivência em análise eletrocardiográfica e o laudo deve conter os parâmetros mínimos mencionados nesse documento.

  6. Avaliação eletrofisiológica cardíaca em pacientes com sarcoidose

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    Jefferson Curimbaba

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Sarcoidose é uma doença granulomatosa multissistêmica de origem desconhecida que pode causar morte súbita. OBJETIVO: Avaliação eletrofisiológica de pacientes com sarcoidose com suspeita de comprometimento cardíaco. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 22 pacientes com média de idade de 55,32 ±13,13 anos, com diagnóstico de sarcoidose e suspeita de comprometimento cardíaco. Foram submetidos à avaliação clínica, exames laboratoriais, eletrocardiograma, ecocardiograma, Holter de 24h, cintilografia com gálio ou tecnécio e estudo eletrofisiológico. Em casos selecionados foi realizada tomografia por emissão de pósitrons ou ressonância magnética. Os pacientes foram seguidos ambulatoriamente com consultas trimestrais. RESULTADOS: Comprometimento cardíaco foi comprovado em quatro (18,2% pacientes. Extrassístoles ventriculares com densidade > 100/24h foram documentadas no Holter de 24h em 12 (54,5 % pacientes. O estudo eletrofisiológico revelou aumento do intervalo HV em sete (31,8% e ponto de Wenckebach aumentado em quatro (18,2% pacientes. Houve indução de fibrilação atrial em sete (31,8% e de taquicardia ventricular sustentada em um (4,5%. Nos quatro pacientes com sarcoidose cardíaca confirmada, extrassístoles ventriculares, com densidade > 100/24h foram documentadas em todos, dois apresentavam intervalo HV prolongado e fibrilação atrial foi induzida em dois. Taquicardia ventricular sustentada não foi induzida em nenhum desses pacientes. Após período médio de acompanhamento de 20,9 ± 15,7 meses, um paciente com sarcoidose cardíaca apresentou morte súbita. CONCLUSÃO: Pacientes com sarcoidose e suspeita de envolvimento cardíaco apresentam alta prevalência de EVs e distúrbios do sistema de condução.

  7. A numerical method for determining the strain rate intensity factor under plane strain conditions

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    Alexandrov, S.; Kuo, C.-Y.; Jeng, Y.-R.

    2016-07-01

    Using the classical model of rigid perfectly plastic solids, the strain rate intensity factor has been previously introduced as the coefficient of the leading singular term in a series expansion of the equivalent strain rate in the vicinity of maximum friction surfaces. Since then, many strain rate intensity factors have been determined by means of analytical and semi-analytical solutions. However, no attempt has been made to develop a numerical method for calculating the strain rate intensity factor. This paper presents such a method for planar flow. The method is based on the theory of characteristics. First, the strain rate intensity factor is derived in characteristic coordinates. Then, a standard numerical slip-line technique is supplemented with a procedure to calculate the strain rate intensity factor. The distribution of the strain rate intensity factor along the friction surface in compression of a layer between two parallel plates is determined. A high accuracy of this numerical solution for the strain rate intensity factor is confirmed by comparison with an analytic solution. It is shown that the distribution of the strain rate intensity factor is in general discontinuous.

  8. MicroRNAs: um novo paradigma no tratamento e diagnóstico da insuficiência cardíaca?

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    Vagner Oliveira-Carvalho

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available MicroRNAs (miRNAs são um grupo recém-descoberto de pequenos RNAs, não codificantes, que representam uma das áreas mais estimulantes da ciência médica moderna por modularem uma enorme e complexa rede regulatória da expressão dos genes.Recentemente, linhas de evidências sugerem que os miRNAs desempenham um papel crucial na patogênese da insuficiência cardíaca. Alguns miRNAs altamente expressos no coração como o miR-1, miR-133 e miR-208 estão fortemente associados ao desenvolvimento da hipertrofia cardíaca, enquanto o exato papel de miR-21 no sistema cardiovascular permanece controverso. Os níveis séricos de miRNAs circulantes como o miR-423-5p estão sendo avaliados como potenciais biomarcadores no diagnóstico e prognóstico da insuficiência cardíaca.Por outro lado, a manipulação dos níveis de miRNAs usando técnicas como os mimetizadores de miRNAs (miRmimics e miRNAs antagônicos(antagomiRs está tornando cada vez mais evidente o enorme potencial dos miRNAs como promissoras estratégias terapêutica sna insuficiência cardíaca.

  9. Bodybuilding supplementation and tooth decay.

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    Ali, M S; Batley, H; Ahmed, F

    2015-07-10

    Supplementation is a key component in bodybuilding and is increasingly being used by amateur weight lifters and enthusiasts to build their ideal bodies. Bodybuilding supplements are advertised to provide nutrients needed to help optimise muscle building but they can contain high amounts of sugar. Supplement users are consuming these products, while not being aware of their high sugar content, putting them at a higher risk of developing dental caries. It is important for dental professionals to recognise the increased risk for supplement users and to raise awareness, provide appropriate preventative advice and be knowledgeable of alternative products to help bodybuilders reach their goals, without increasing the risk of dental caries.

  10. Bodybuilding supplementation and tooth decay.

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    Ali, M S; Batley, H; Ahmed, F

    2015-07-10

    Supplementation is a key component in bodybuilding and is increasingly being used by amateur weight lifters and enthusiasts to build their ideal bodies. Bodybuilding supplements are advertised to provide nutrients needed to help optimise muscle building but they can contain high amounts of sugar. Supplement users are consuming these products, while not being aware of their high sugar content, putting them at a higher risk of developing dental caries. It is important for dental professionals to recognise the increased risk for supplement users and to raise awareness, provide appropriate preventative advice and be knowledgeable of alternative products to help bodybuilders reach their goals, without increasing the risk of dental caries. PMID:26159983

  11. Dietary supplements for aquatic sports.

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    Derave, Wim; Tipton, Kevin D

    2014-08-01

    Many athletes use dietary supplements, with use more prevalent among those competing at the highest level. Supplements are often self-prescribed, and their use is likely to be based on an inadequate understanding of the issues at stake. Supplementation with essential micronutrients may be useful when a diagnosed deficiency cannot be promptly and effectively corrected with food-based dietary solutions. When used in high doses, some supplements may do more harm than good: Iron supplementation, for example, is potentially harmful. There is good evidence from laboratory studies and some evidence from field studies to support health or performance benefits from appropriate use of a few supplements. The available evidence from studies of aquatic sports is small and is often contradictory. Evidence from elite performers is almost entirely absent, but some athletes may benefit from informed use of creatine, caffeine, and buffering agents. Poor quality assurance in some parts of the dietary supplements industry raises concerns about the safety of some products. Some do not contain the active ingredients listed on the label, and some contain toxic substances, including prescription drugs, that can cause health problems. Some supplements contain compounds that will cause an athlete to fail a doping test. Supplement quality assurance programs can reduce, but not entirely eliminate, this risk.

  12. Mead production: selection and characterization assays of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains.

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    Pereira, Ana Paula; Dias, Teresa; Andrade, João; Ramalhosa, Elsa; Estevinho, Letícia M

    2009-08-01

    Mead is a traditional drink, which results from the alcoholic fermentation of diluted honey carried out by yeasts. However, when it is produced in a homemade way, mead producers find several problems, namely, the lack of uniformity in the final product, delayed and arrested fermentations, and the production of "off-flavours" by the yeasts. These problems are usually associated with the inability of yeast strains to respond and adapt to unfavourable and stressful growth conditions. The main objectives of this work were to evaluate the capacity of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains, isolated from honey of the Trás-os-Montes (Northeast Portugal), to produce mead. Five strains from honey, as well as one laboratory strain and one commercial wine strain, were evaluated in terms of their fermentation performance under ethanol, sulphur dioxide and osmotic stress. All the strains showed similar behaviour in these conditions. Two yeasts strains isolated from honey and the commercial wine strain were further tested for mead production, using two different honey (a dark and a light honey), enriched with two supplements (one commercial and one developed by the research team), as fermentation media. The results obtained in this work show that S. cerevisiae strains isolated from honey, are appropriate for mead production. However it is of extreme importance to take into account the characteristics of the honey, and supplements used in the fermentation medium formulation, in order to achieve the best results in mead production. PMID:19481129

  13. Muscle strain (image)

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    A muscle strain is the stretching or tearing of muscle fibers. A muscle strain can be caused by sports, exercise, a ... something that is too heavy. Symptoms of a muscle strain include pain, tightness, swelling, tenderness, and the ...

  14. Muscle strain treatment

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    Treatment - muscle strain ... Question: How do you treat a muscle strain ? Answer: Rest the strained muscle and apply ice for the first few days after the injury. Anti-inflammatory medicines or acetaminophen ( ...

  15. Bloqueo y radiofrecuencia de la articulación sacroilíaca Block and radiofrequency sacroiliac joint

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    J. De Andrés Ares

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    Full Text Available La articulación sacroilíaca (ASI es una importante fuente de dolor axial, contribuyendo en hasta un 15% del dolor crónico axial. Existen numerosas pruebas diagnósticas, aunque el examen físico, las pruebas radiológicas son insuficientes para el adecuado diagnóstico. El criterio diagnóstico más aceptado es el alivio del dolor de la ASI tras uno o varios bloqueos diagnósticos intra-articulares con anestésicos locales, realizados de manera adecuada. El proceder ante la positividad del bloqueo es la radiofrecuencia de las ramas que inervan la ASI. En el siguiente artículo se repasará la anatomía, el diagnóstico y los distintos tratamientos intervencionistas del dolor de origen sacroilíaco.Sacroiliac joint (ASI is an important source of pain, contributing to 15% of chronic back pain. There are numerous diagnostic tests, although historical and physical examination findings and radiological imaging are insufficient for a proper diagnosis. An analgesic response to a properly performed diagnostic block, is the most reliable method to diagnose sacroiliac joint pain. If there is a positive block, radiofrequency denervation of the ASI is performed for a longterm pain-free period. The following article will review the anatomy, diagnosis and interventional treatment of sacroiliac joint pain.

  16. Estressores percebidos por pacientes no pós-operatório imediato de cirurgia cardíaca

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    Carina Aparecida Marosti Dessotte

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: investigar os estressores percebidos pelos pacientes no pós-operatório imediato de cirurgia cardíaca e sua relação com características sociodemográficas e clínicas. Método: estudo correlacional, prospectivo, desenvolvido no interior paulista, entre agosto/2013 e dezembro/2014. Uma amostra não probabilística foi constituída por pacientes submetidos à primeira cirurgia de revascularização do miocárdio e/ou correção de valvulopatias. Utilizamos a "Escala de Avaliação de Estressores em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva". Resultados: participaram 105 pacientes. O item avaliado como mais estressante foi "ter sede", e o menos estressante foi "membro da equipe de enfermagem não se apresentar pelo nome". Das variáveis sociodemográficas e clínicas investigadas (sexo, idade, tipo e tempo de cirurgia, dor, tempo de entubação, uso de psicotrópico e tempo na unidade de terapia intensiva, apenas dor apresentou relação significativa com os estressores. Conclusão: conhecer os estressores pode auxiliar na implementação de práticas relacionadas à sua redução, favorecendo a recuperação dos pacientes.

  17. Insuficiência cardíaca: expressões do conhecimento das pessoas sobre a doença

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    Maria Teresa Silva de Freitas

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    Full Text Available Pesquisa de natureza qualitativa que teve como objetivos caracterizar pessoas com Insuficiência Cardíaca (IC segundo perfil sócio-demográfico, de saúde e de tratamento e analisar o conhecimento sobre a doença e tratamento. Foram entrevistados 42 pacientes com IC, em um hospital de cardiologia de São Paulo, foi utilizado questionário semiestruturado e análise de conteúdo dos dados. Predominou sexo masculino, idade maior que 45 anos, classe funcional II, comorbidades associadas e tratamento farmacológico. Da análise de conteúdo emergiram as categorias: conhecimento sobre a doença e conhecimento do tratamento. O conhecimento é ilustrativo, diagnóstico e explicativo, sendo atribuídos muitos significados à doença. A maioria desconhece nome, dose e frequência de uso dos medicamentos. O tratamento não farmacológico está relacionado às orientações dos profissionais de saúde sobre alimentação, sal e ingesta hídrica. Os resultados abrem perspectivas para intervenções educativas sistematizadas que possam contribuir para um melhor enfrentamento e manejo da doença.

  18. Intervención psicológica en cirugía cardíaca

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    Yalilis Castillero Amador

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    Full Text Available La cirugía mayor y en particular la cirugía cardiovascularson una fuente potencial de estrés. Este artículo muestra la efectividad de la preparación psicológica en los pacientes sometidos a cirugía cardíaca. A través de una revisión de la literatura consideramos el impacto, tanto físico como psicológico, que tiene el padecer una enfermedad cardiovascular y el ser sometido a una cirugía del corazón.El corazón es un órgano al que se le atribuye un carácter de primacía en relación con los otros, por lo que existe un gran número de respuestas emocionalesante cualquier padecimiento relacionado con el mismo. Se puntualizan los beneficios de la intervenciónpsicológica en la cirugía y se propone un programa que facilite un adecuado afrontamiento y recuperación en la cirugía cardiovascular.

  19. Synthesis, crystal structure, and magnetism of A2Co12As7 (A=Ca, Y, Ce-Yb)

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    Tan, Xiaoyan; Ovidiu Garlea, V.; Chai, Ping; Geondzhian, Andrey Y.; Yaroslavtsev, Alexander A.; Xin, Yan; Menushenkov, Alexey P.; Chernikov, Roman V.; Shatruk, Michael

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    Ternary intermetallics, A2Co12As7 (A=Ca, Y, Ce-Yb), have been synthesized by annealing mixtures of elements in molten Bi at 1223 K. The materials obtained crystallize in the P63/m variant of the Zr2Fe12P7 structure type. The unit cell volume shows a monotonic decrease with the increasing atomic number of the rare-earth metal, with the exception of Ce-, Eu-, and Yb-containing compounds. An examination of these outliers with X-ray absorption near edge structures (XANES) spectroscopy revealed mixed valence of Ce, Eu, and Yb, with the average oxidation states of +3.20(1), +2.47(5), and +2.91(1), respectively, at room temperature. Magnetic behavior of A2Co12As7 is generally characterized by ferromagnetic ordering of Co 3d moments at 100-140 K, followed by low-temperature ordering of rare-earth 4f moments. The 3d-4f magnetic coupling changes from antiferromagnetic for A=Pr-Sm to ferromagnetic for A=Ce and Eu-Yb. Polarized neutron scattering experiments were performed to support the postulated ferro- and ferrimagnetic ground states for Ce2Co12As7 and Nd2Co12As7, respectively.

  20. Polimorfismo G894T da óxido nítrico-sintetase endotelial e o prognóstico na insuficiência cardíaca

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    Oziel Marcio Araujo Tardin

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Estudos prévios avaliaram o papel do polimorfismo genético da enzima óxido nítrico-sintetase endotelial sobre o prognóstico na insuficiência cardíaca. Entretanto, faltam estudos relacionando o G894T e a insuficiência cardíaca na população brasileira. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação do G894T com o prognóstico de amostra de pacientes brasileiros com insuficiência cardíaca. MÉTODOS: Coorte com 145 pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca sistólica, num segmento de 40 meses (média = 22 meses, em dois hospitais universitários do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Foi avaliada a relação do G894T com os desfechos: remodelamento reverso; melhora da classe funcional (NYHA; taxas de mortalidade e hospitalização. Os diâmetros do átrio e ventrículo esquerdos e a fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo foram medidos na admissão e após 6 meses, para avaliação do remodelamento reverso. A melhora na classe funcional foi avaliada após 6 meses e as taxas de mortalidade e de hospitalização durante todo o seguimento. A raça foi autodeclarada. O polimorfismo G894T foi analisado por reação em cadeia de polimerase e por análise do polimorfismo dos fragmentos de restrição. RESULTADOS: A frequência genotípica foi GG (40%, GT (48,3% e TT (11,7%, e a frequência alélica foi guanina (64,1% e tiamina (35,8%. Não houve diferença entre as frequências genotípica ou alélica conforme a raça autodeclarada, tampouco conforme as características basais. Não houve relação entre o genótipo ou a frequência alélica e os desfechos analisados. CONCLUSÃO: Não se observou associação do polimorfismo G894T (Glu298Asp com o prognóstico de amostra de pacientes ambulatoriais brasileiros com insuficiência cardíaca sistólica.

  1. Exercício físico e microRNAs: novas fronteiras na insuficiência cardíaca

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    Miguel Morita Fernandes-Silva

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Embora recentemente tenha sido questionado o impacto do exercício na sobrevida de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca, o treinamento físico melhora a qualidade de vida, a capacidade funcional, a inflamação, a função autonômica e a função endotelial. Nos últimos anos, vem crescendo o interesse em um grupo de pequenos RNAs não codificadores de proteína chamados microRNAs. Estudos têm demonstrado que a expressão dessas moléculas se modifica em diversas condições patológicas, como a hipertrofia miocárdica, a isquemia miocárdica e a insuficiência cardíaca, e, quando ocorre melhora clínica, elas parecem se normalizar. Com o potencial de aplicabilidade prática, já foram identificados marcadores que poderão ser úteis na avaliação diagnóstica e prognóstica da insuficiência cardíaca, como o miR-423-5p. Além disso, resultados de estudos experimentais indicam haver possíveis efeitos terapêuticos dos microRNAs. Implicados na regulação da expressão genética durante o desenvolvimento fetal e no indivíduo adulto, os microRNAs aumentam ou diminuem no coração em resposta a estresse fisiológico, injúria ou sobrecarga hemodinâmica. Assim, o estudo do comportamento dessas moléculas no exercício físico vem trazendo informações importantes quanto aos efeitos dessa modalidade terapêutica e representa uma nova era no entendimento da insuficiência cardíaca. Esta revisão tem por objetivo integrar as evidências sobre microRNAs na insuficiência cardíaca com maior relevância no estudo do exercício físico.

  2. Food Components and Supplements

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    Parlesak, Alexandr

    2012-01-01

    .g., secondary plant metabolites such as flavonoids), or as contaminants that enter the food chain at different stages or during the food production process. For these components, a wide spectrum of biological effects was observed that ranges from health-threatening impacts (e.g., polycyclic aromatic amines...... the growth of these bacteria (prebiotics) are added to food to achieve health effects exceeding its pure nutritional function. Several of these effects are mediated by enzyme systems involved in xenobiotic and drug metabolism, and in some cases this might lead to undesired interactions with medication...... cases, nutrients, food contaminants, and secondary plant metabolites can themselves become substrates for xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes, resulting in health-promoting or health-threatening products. This chapter focuses on how important components of our daily nutrition and supplements can interfere...

  3. Food Components and Supplements

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    Parlesak, Alexandr

    2012-01-01

    The major part of food consists of chemical compounds that can be used for energy production, biological synthesis, or maintenance of metabolic processes by the host. These components are defined as nutrients, and can be categorized into macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, triglycerides.......g., secondary plant metabolites such as flavonoids), or as contaminants that enter the food chain at different stages or during the food production process. For these components, a wide spectrum of biological effects was observed that ranges from health-threatening impacts (e.g., polycyclic aromatic amines......, and alcohol), minerals, and micronutrients. The latter category comprises 13 vitamins and a hand full of trace elements. Many micronutrients are used as food supplements and are ingested at doses exceeding the amounts that can be consumed along with food by a factor of 10–100. Both macro- and micronutrients...

  4. Nutritional Supplements for Endurance Athletes

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    Rasmussen, Christopher J.

    Athletes engaged in heavy endurance training often seek additional nutritional strategies to help maximize performance. Specific nutritional supplements exist to combat certain factors that limit performance beginning with a sound everyday diet. Research has further demonstrated that safe, effective, legal supplements are in fact available for today's endurance athletes. Several of these supplements are marketed not only to aid performance but also to combat the immunosuppressive effects of intense endurance training. It is imperative for each athlete to research the legality of certain supplements for their specific sport or event. Once the legality has been established, it is often up to each individual athlete to decipher the ethics involved with ingesting nutritional supplements with the sole intent of improving performance.

  5. Regional Assessment of Supplementation Project

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    The Fish and Wildlife Program of the Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC) prescribes several approaches to achieve its goal of doubling the salmon and steelhead runs of the Columbia River. Among those approaches are habitat restoration, improvements in adult and juvenile passage at dams and artificial propagation. Supplementation will be a major part of the new hatchery programs. The purpose of the Regional Assessment of Supplementation Project (RASP) is to provide an overview of ongoing and planned supplementation activities, to construct a conceptual framework and model for evaluating the potential benefits and risks of supplementation and to develop a plan for better regional coordination of research and monitoring and evaluation of supplementation. RASP has completed its first year of work. Progress toward meeting the first year's objectives and recommendations for future tasks are contained in this report

  6. Drugs, Herbs and Supplements: MedlinePlus

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    ... https://medlineplus.gov/druginformation.html Drugs, Herbs and Supplements To use the sharing features on this page, ... included in drug packages, see DailyMed . Herbs and Supplements Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn ...

  7. Perfil de saúde de pacientes acometidos por insuficiência cardíaca Perfil de la salud de los pacientes que sufren de insuficiencia cardíaca Health profile of patients suffering from heart failure

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    Guilherme Abner Sousa Almeida

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    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou caracterizar os clientes com diagnóstico de Insuficiência Cardíaca (IC, segundo o modelo de Campo de Saúde, identificando fatores de risco. O estudo, com abordagem quantitativa, foi realizado por meio de entrevista com 37 pacientes com diagnóstico médico de IC; utilizou-se questionário semiestruturado baseado no modelo de "Campo de Saúde". A média de idade dos pacientes foi de 60±15 anos, com predominância do sexo feminino (59,5% e da hipertensão arterial (75,7%. O consumo de bebidas alcoólicas e o tabagismo são praticados por, respectivamente, 13,5% e 21,6% dos pacientes. Os doces e refrigerantes são consumidos diariamente por 21,6% dos pacientes. O diagnóstico de IC é desconhecido por 75,7% dos pacientes e 40,5% procuram os serviços de saúde apenas em casos de urgência. Os determinantes da saúde que compõem o Campo de Saúde indicaram um meio propício para o surgimento da IC, prejudicando a qualidade de vida da população.Estudio que objetivó describir los clientes con un diagnóstico de Insuficiencia Cardíaca (IC, de acuerdo con el modelo de Campo de Salud, identificando factores de riesgo. Este es un estudio cuantitativo, realizado a través de entrevistas con 37 pacientes con diagnóstico de IC, utilizando cuestionario semiestructurado con base en el modelo de "Campo de Salud". La edad media de los pacientes fue de 60 ± 15 años, con predominancia del sexo femenino (59,5% y mayoría con hipertensión arterial (75,7%. El consumo de bebidas alcohólicas y el tabaquismo se llevan, respectivamente, un 13,5% y 21,6% de los pacientes. Los dulces y refrescos que se consumen a diario, en un 21,6% de los pacientes. El diagnóstico de IC es desconocido (75,7% y el 40,5% de los pacientes buscan servicios de salud sólo en situaciones de emergencia. Los determinantes de la salud que componen el Campo de Salud indicaron un medio favorable para la aparición de la IC, trayendo perjuicio para la calidad de

  8. Effects of supplementation with L. plantarum TN8 encapsulated in alginate-chitosan in broiler chickens.

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    Trabelsi, Imen; Ktari, Naourez; Ben Slima, Sirine; Bouchaala, Kamel; Ben Salah, Riadh

    2016-08-01

    This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of supplementation of probiotic strain Lactobacillus plantarum TN8 encapsulated in sodium alginate-chitosan or a commercial blend of essential oils on total cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and growth performance of broiler chickens. The results showed that the broiler chickens supplemented with encapsulated L. plantarum TN8 or essential oil has a higher growth than the control group. After 35days, the weight means were 1860 and 1880g respectively in dietary supplementation with probiotic or essential oil, while they are 1800g in the control group. The evolution of the feed consumption and feed conversion per week showed that the supplementation of encapsulated TN8 strain or essential oil in broiler chickens food has a positive influence on their appetite. Similarly, supplementation of the feed with this encapsulated strain significantly reduced the rate of cholesterol (HDL and LDL) as well as the contents of triglycerides in broiler chickens. Through our study, it appears that the use of the probiotic supplementation or essential oil to broilers were found to be better than the control group of chickens, resulting in a significant economic impact and promoting effect on health. PMID:27181580

  9. Effects of supplementation with L. plantarum TN8 encapsulated in alginate-chitosan in broiler chickens.

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    Trabelsi, Imen; Ktari, Naourez; Ben Slima, Sirine; Bouchaala, Kamel; Ben Salah, Riadh

    2016-08-01

    This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of supplementation of probiotic strain Lactobacillus plantarum TN8 encapsulated in sodium alginate-chitosan or a commercial blend of essential oils on total cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and growth performance of broiler chickens. The results showed that the broiler chickens supplemented with encapsulated L. plantarum TN8 or essential oil has a higher growth than the control group. After 35days, the weight means were 1860 and 1880g respectively in dietary supplementation with probiotic or essential oil, while they are 1800g in the control group. The evolution of the feed consumption and feed conversion per week showed that the supplementation of encapsulated TN8 strain or essential oil in broiler chickens food has a positive influence on their appetite. Similarly, supplementation of the feed with this encapsulated strain significantly reduced the rate of cholesterol (HDL and LDL) as well as the contents of triglycerides in broiler chickens. Through our study, it appears that the use of the probiotic supplementation or essential oil to broilers were found to be better than the control group of chickens, resulting in a significant economic impact and promoting effect on health.

  10. Program Calibrates Strain Gauges

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    Okazaki, Gary D.

    1991-01-01

    Program dramatically reduces personnel and time requirements for acceptance tests of hardware. Data-acquisition system reads output from Wheatstone full-bridge strain-gauge circuit and calculates strain by use of shunt calibration technique. Program nearly instantaneously tabulates and plots strain data against load-cell outputs. Modified to acquire strain data for other specimens wherever full-bridge strain-gauge circuits used. Written in HP BASIC.

  11. Effect of olive mill waste (OMW) supplementation to Oyster mushrooms substrates on the cultivation parameters and fruiting bodies quality

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    Ruiz-Rodriguez, A.; Soler-Rivas, C.; Polonia, I.; Wichers, H.J.

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    Seven Oyster mushroom strains were cultivated in wheat straw (WS) bags supplemented with 0 up to 90% olive mill waste (OMW), a solid residue obtained from a two-phases olive oil production system. All mushroom strains could grow but high OMW concentrations resulted in a significant yield, biological

  12. Dietary supplements containing prohibited substances.

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    van der Bijl, P; Tutelyan, V A

    2013-01-01

    Dietary supplement use among athletes to enhance performance is proliferating as more individuals strive for obtaining that chemical competitive edge. As a result the concomitant use of dietary supplements containing performance-enhancing substances of those falling in the categories outlined in the current review, can also be expected to rise. This despite ever-increasing sophisticated analytical methodology techniques being used to assay dietary supplement and urine samples in doping laboratories. The reasons for this include that a variety of these chemical entities, many of them on the prohibited drug list of the WADA, are being produced on commercial scales in factories around the world (ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, sibutramine, methylhexaneamine, prohormones, 'classic' anabolic steroids, clenbuterol, peptide hormones etc.), aggressive marketing strategies are being employed by companies and these supplements can be easily ordered via e.g. the internet. It can also be anticipated that there will be an increase in the number of supplements containing 'designer' steroids and other 'newer' molecules. Chromatographic techniques combined with mass spectrometry leading to identification of molecular fragments and productions will assist in determining these substances. To prevent accidental doping, information regarding dietary supplements must be provided to athletes, coaches and sports doctors at all levels of competition. The risks of accidental doping via dietary supplement ingestion can be minimized by using 'safe' products listed on databases, e.g. such as those available in The Netherlands and Germany. PMID:24741950

  13. Lesões cardíacas em ratos wistar inoculados com diferentes cepas do Trypanosoma cruzi

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    E. Chapadeiro

    1988-09-01

    Full Text Available Ratos albinos Wistar infectados com diferentes inóculos das cepas Y, Colombiana (COL e São Felipe (12SF do Trypanosoma cruzi desenvolveram parasitemia elevada entre 14e21 dias, a qual tomou-se desprezível ou desapareceu completamente ao final da 4ª semana. As lesões do coração foram avaliadas, semiquantitativamente, pelo sistema de "scores", conforme a intensidade e a extensão da inflamação, nas diferentes estruturas do órgão, tendo sido observado que: a na fase inicial (aguda da infecção, os animais mortos espontaneamente ou em conseqüência de acidente anestésico apresentaram cardite de intensidade moderada à acentuada, não havendo diferença em relação às cepas utilizadas; as diferentes estruturas do coração estavam uniformemente comprometidas; b na fase crônica da infecção observou-se cardite degrau leve a moderado e as lesões foram mais freqüentes e intensas quanto maior o inoculo empregado; no entanto, inóculos baixos só produziram lesões quando a cepa utilizada foi a Colombiana. Trombose mural nos átrios e dilatação da ponta do ventrículo esquerdo foram observadas em 20% dos animais, independentemente da cepa. Na fase crônica 15% dos animais apresentaram miocardite crônica com fibrose, associada à hipertrofia das miocélulas. Os AA confirmam ser o rato albino suscetível à infecção chagásica e, portanto, um modelo útil no estudo das manifestações cardíacas da Doença de Chagas.

  14. China's Developing Dietary Supplement Industry

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    Jeff Crowther

    2011-01-01

    @@ With the increasingly large size and forward momentum of China's economy, one would think there has to be a well-developed dietary supplement industry.However, although China has been posting re-cord gains to its GDP, it is far behind the U.S., E.U.and Japan in regard to a well-defined and prosperous dietary supplement industry.With that said, having an established dietary supple-ment industry is not the measure by which countries are judged in terms of economic prowess.

  15. Mediastinite pós-esternotomia longitudinal para cirurgia cardíaca: 10 anos de análise

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    Valdir Cesarino de Souza

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: mediastinites pós-esternotomia para cirurgia cardíaca não são freqüentes (0,2% a 5,0%, porém, quando surgem, se tornam potencialmente graves. Mesmo com o diagnóstico e tratamento precoces, o prognóstico não é bom, sobretudo se houver sepse e outros agravos à saúde associados. OBJETIVO: rever a casuística de casos de mediastinite. MÉTODO: foram analisados os prontuários de 2.272 pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca entre 1991 e 2000. Todas as operações foram realizadas através de esternotomia mediana longitudinal e circulação extracorpórea no Hospital João XXIII / Instituto de Cirurgia Cardiovascular da Paraíba de Campina Grande (Paraíba. RESULTADOS: a mediastinite ocorreu, em média, 10 dias após a cirurgia, num total de 37 (1,6% casos, com taxa de letalidade 21,6% (n=8. A maioria (n=19; 51,4% dos casos foi em pacientes submetidos a revascularização do miocárdio, seguidos pelos procedimentos valvares (n=13; 35,1%, correções de cardiopatias congênitas (n=4; 10,8% e aneurisma de aorta ascendente (n=1; 2,7%. Vários fatores de risco foram identificados (obesidade, tempo de permanência hospitalar prolongado, diabetes mellitus, tabagismo, reoperações e cirurgias de emergência, especialmente a permanência (por mais de 72 horas no pré-operatório em unidade de terapia intensiva. A cultura do exsudato foi positiva em 35 (94,6% dos 37 pacientes, sendo o Staphylococcus aureus o patógeno mais observado em 17 (48,6%. CONCLUSÕES: a freqüência de mediastinite pós-cirurgias cardíaca, com esternotomia associada, é semelhante à descrita na literatura, não tem diminuído no decorrer dos anos, por isto continua representando um desafio para os cirurgiões e equipes, apesar do arsenal diagnóstico e terapêutico atuais.INTRODUCTION: Mediastinitis is a rare though potentially fatal complication. The incidence is reported to be between 0.2% and 5.0% and is a major cause of postoperative morbidity

  16. Inhibition of Streptococcus mutans strains by different mitis-salivarius agar preparations.

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    Staat, R H

    1976-01-01

    Several Streptococcus mutans strains were markedly inhibited by mitis-salivarius agar manufactured by Baltimore Biological Laboratories, but little, if any, inhibition was noted using Difco Laboratories' mitis-salivarius agar. Supplementation of the basic medium with sucrose and bacitracin for specific selection of S. mutans resulted in suppression of representative S. mutans type a strains regardless of manufacturer. PMID:1270597

  17. To supplement or not to supplement: a metabolic network framework for human nutritional supplements.

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    Christopher D Nogiec

    Full Text Available Flux balance analysis and constraint based modeling have been successfully used in the past to elucidate the metabolism of single cellular organisms. However, limited work has been done with multicellular organisms and even less with humans. The focus of this paper is to present a novel use of this technique by investigating human nutrition, a challenging field of study. Specifically, we present a steady state constraint based model of skeletal muscle tissue to investigate amino acid supplementation's effect on protein synthesis. We implement several in silico supplementation strategies to study whether amino acid supplementation might be beneficial for increasing muscle contractile protein synthesis. Concurrent with published data on amino acid supplementation's effect on protein synthesis in a post resistance exercise state, our results suggest that increasing bioavailability of methionine, arginine, and the branched-chain amino acids can increase the flux of contractile protein synthesis. The study also suggests that a common commercial supplement, glutamine, is not an effective supplement in the context of increasing protein synthesis and thus, muscle mass. Similar to any study in a model organism, the computational modeling of this research has some limitations. Thus, this paper introduces the prospect of using systems biology as a framework to formally investigate how supplementation and nutrition can affect human metabolism and physiology.

  18. To supplement or not to supplement: a metabolic network framework for human nutritional supplements.

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    Nogiec, Christopher D; Kasif, Simon

    2013-01-01

    Flux balance analysis and constraint based modeling have been successfully used in the past to elucidate the metabolism of single cellular organisms. However, limited work has been done with multicellular organisms and even less with humans. The focus of this paper is to present a novel use of this technique by investigating human nutrition, a challenging field of study. Specifically, we present a steady state constraint based model of skeletal muscle tissue to investigate amino acid supplementation's effect on protein synthesis. We implement several in silico supplementation strategies to study whether amino acid supplementation might be beneficial for increasing muscle contractile protein synthesis. Concurrent with published data on amino acid supplementation's effect on protein synthesis in a post resistance exercise state, our results suggest that increasing bioavailability of methionine, arginine, and the branched-chain amino acids can increase the flux of contractile protein synthesis. The study also suggests that a common commercial supplement, glutamine, is not an effective supplement in the context of increasing protein synthesis and thus, muscle mass. Similar to any study in a model organism, the computational modeling of this research has some limitations. Thus, this paper introduces the prospect of using systems biology as a framework to formally investigate how supplementation and nutrition can affect human metabolism and physiology. PMID:23967053

  19. Medicare and Medicaid Statistical Supplement

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The CMS Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA) produced an annual Medicare and Medicaid Statistical Supplement report providing detailed statistical...

  20. Added Value via SPI supplement

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Supplement that indicates where to find the source data sets on the EPA system. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Bowden, J., K.D. Talgo,...

  1. Botanical Dietary Supplements: Background Information

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    ... plant, but many compounds may be responsible for valerian' ;s relaxing effect. Are botanical dietary supplements safe? Many ... before their full effects are achieved. For example, valerian may be effective as a sleep aid after ...

  2. Should You Take Dietary Supplements?

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    ... Recognizing Cataracts Health Capsules Predicting Response to Breast Cancer Drugs Volunteers Needed ... You Take Dietary Supplements? A Look at Vitamins, Minerals, Botanicals and More When you reach for that bottle ...

  3. Herbal Supplements: Cause for Concern?

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    Paolo Borrione; Luigi Di Luigi; Nicola Maffulli; Fabio Pigozzi

    2008-01-01

    More than 1400 herbal products or herbal-derived compounds are commonly commercialised for health uses worldwide (Tyler, 1996). Herbs are considered dietary supplements, and therefore are subjected to a very limited form of regulation, and advertisements normally highlight their potential activities without mentioning any side effect. Also, herbs are generally believed to be 'natural', and hence safe. Many nutritional supplements contains herb compounds usually not present in the diet (e.g. G...

  4. Fisher: a program for the detection of H/ACA snoRNAs using MFE secondary structure prediction and comparative genomics – assessment and update

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    Tamas Ivica

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The H/ACA family of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs plays a central role in guiding the pseudouridylation of ribosomal RNA (rRNA. In an effort to systematically identify the complete set of rRNA-modifying H/ACA snoRNAs from the genome sequence of the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we developed a program – Fisher – and previously presented several candidate snoRNAs based on our analysis 1. Findings In this report, we provide a brief update of this work, which was aborted after the publication of experimentally-identified snoRNAs 2 identical to candidates we had identified bioinformatically using Fisher. Our motivation for revisiting this work is to report on the status of the candidate snoRNAs described in 1, and secondly, to report that a modified version of Fisher together with the available multiple yeast genome sequences was able to correctly identify several H/ACA snoRNAs for modification sites not identified by the snoGPS program 3. While we are no longer developing Fisher, we briefly consider the merits of the Fisher algorithm relative to snoGPS, which may be of use for workers considering pursuing a similar search strategy for the identification of small RNAs. The modified source code for Fisher is made available as supplementary material. Conclusion Our results confirm the validity of using minimum free energy (MFE secondary structure prediction to guide comparative genomic screening for RNA families with few sequence constraints.

  5. AVALIAÇÃO DE SAÚDE E DA DOR NO PÓS-OPERATÓRIO DE IDOSOS SUBMETIDOS À CIRURGIA CARDÍACA

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    Thaiza Teixeira Xavier

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tiene como objetivo evaluar la salud y el dolor en pacientes ancianos con insuficiencia coronaria sometidos a cirugía cardíaca. Esta es una investigación de carácter analítico, transversal, con enfoque cuantitativo. La recolección de los datos se hizo por medio de una ficha de evaluación fisioterapéutica usando también la escala numérica de dolor, con 70 pacientes ancianos sometidos a cirugía cardíaca en dos hospitales en la ciudad de Natal/RN, Brasil. El rango de edad más frecuente fue de 60 a 69 años (61,43%, mayoría hombres (62,86%. En relación con el estado de salud el 61,43% de los sujetos tenían enfermedades preexistentes, siendo la de mayor distribución la hipertensión arterial (31.40%. El comportamiento del dolor fue moderado en el 1º y 3º días, y leve en el 2º y 4º días después de la operación. Por lo tanto, se constató que la mayoría de los pacientes ancianos sometidos a cirugía cardíaca eran del sexo masculino, que tenían patologías preexistentes, con la hipertensión arterial como la patología mas frecuente y con predominio de la intensidad del dolor moderado

  6. A calcium-dependent protein kinase can inhibit a calmodulin-stimulated Ca2+ pump (ACA2) located in the endoplasmic reticulum of Arabidopsis

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    Hwang, I.; Sze, H.; Harper, J. F.; Evans, M. L. (Principal Investigator)

    2000-01-01

    The magnitude and duration of a cytosolic Ca(2+) release can potentially be altered by changing the rate of Ca(2+) efflux. In plant cells, Ca(2+) efflux from the cytoplasm is mediated by H(+)/Ca(2+)-antiporters and two types of Ca(2+)-ATPases. ACA2 was recently identified as a calmodulin-regulated Ca(2+)-pump located in the endoplasmic reticulum. Here, we show that phosphorylation of its N-terminal regulatory domain by a Ca(2+)-dependent protein kinase (CDPK isoform CPK1), inhibits both basal activity ( approximately 10%) and calmodulin stimulation ( approximately 75%), as shown by Ca(2+)-transport assays with recombinant enzyme expressed in yeast. A CDPK phosphorylation site was mapped to Ser(45) near a calmodulin binding site, using a fusion protein containing the N-terminal domain as an in vitro substrate for a recombinant CPK1. In a full-length enzyme, an Ala substitution for Ser(45) (S45/A) completely blocked the observed CDPK inhibition of both basal and calmodulin-stimulated activities. An Asp substitution (S45/D) mimicked phosphoinhibition, indicating that a negative charge at this position is sufficient to account for phosphoinhibition. Interestingly, prior binding of calmodulin blocked phosphorylation. This suggests that, once ACA2 binds calmodulin, its activation state becomes resistant to phosphoinhibition. These results support the hypothesis that ACA2 activity is regulated as the balance between the initial kinetics of calmodulin stimulation and CDPK inhibition, providing an example in plants for a potential point of crosstalk between two different Ca(2+)-signaling pathways.

  7. Estratégias de prevenção da lesão renal aguda em cirurgia cardíaca: revisão integrativa

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    Eduesley Santana-Santos

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A lesão renal aguda é uma complicação frequente após cirurgia cardíaca, estando associada ao aumento de morbidade e mortalidade, e ao maior tempo de permanência em unidade de terapia intensiva. Considerando a alta prevalência e a associação da lesão renal aguda com o pior prognóstico, o desenvolvimento de estratégias de proteção renal torna-se indispensável, especialmente em pacientes com alto risco para o desenvolvimento de lesão renal aguda, como aqueles submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca, com o intuito de minimizar a incidência da lesão renal aguda no âmbito hospitalar, reduzindo, dessa forma, a alta morbimortalidade. A presente revisão integrativa teve por objetivo avaliar as evidências disponíveis na literatura sobre as intervenções mais eficazes na prevenção da lesão renal aguda em pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca. Para seleção dos artigos, utilizaram-se as bases de dados CINAHL e MedLine. A amostra desta revisão constituiu-se de 16 artigos. Após a análise dos artigos incluídos na revisão, os resultados dos estudos apontaram que apenas a hidratação com solução salina apresenta resultados consideráveis na prevenção de lesão renal aguda. As demais estratégias são controversas e necessitam de mais pesquisas para comprovar eficácia.

  8. Tratamento endovascular de aneurisma de ilíaca roto: relato de caso Endovascular treatment of a ruptured iliac aneurysm: case report

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    Adinaldo Adhemar Menezes da Silva

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available A taxa de mortalidade cirúrgica do aneurisma de ilíaca roto é similar à do aneurisma de aorta abdominal roto, devido à sua localização profunda na pelve, dificuldade de exposição distal da ilíaca decorrente do hematoma, bridas devido a laparotomia prévia e proximidade com ureter e estruturas venosas. O objetivo do presente estudo é enfatizar o procedimento endovascular como mais uma opção na correção dessas lesões. Relata-se o caso de um paciente de 60 anos de idade, submetido a derivação com enxerto aorto-biilíaco prévio com prótese há 5 anos, por aneurisma de aorta abdominal infra-renal, apresentando rotura de aneurisma em segmento remanescente da ilíaca comum esquerda. Estava hemodinamicamente estável após ressuscitação com fluidos e foi submetido ao tratamento endovascular de urgência, com a exclusão do aneurisma e ausência de vazamentos.The surgical mortality rate of ruptured iliac aneurysms is similar to ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms in terms of their location deep in the pelvis, difficult access to the distal iliac artery due to hematoma, adherences due to prior laparotomy and proximity of the ureter and venous structures. This study aims at highlighting the endovascular procedure as an alternative in the correction of this lesion. We report the case of a patient submitted to aortobiiliac prosthetic graft due to infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm 5 years ago, who presented with a ruptured aneurysm in the remaining segment of the left common iliac artery. The patient was hemodynamically stable after fluid replacement therapy and was submitted to urgent endovascular treatment. The treatment resulted in the exclusion of the aneurysm without endoleaks.

  9. Cardiovascular Effects of Calcium Supplements

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    Ian R. Reid

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Calcium supplements reduce bone turnover and slow the rate of bone loss. However, few studies have demonstrated reduced fracture incidence with calcium supplements, and meta-analyses show only a 10% decrease in fractures, which is of borderline statistical and clinical significance. Trials in normal older women and in patients with renal impairment suggest that calcium supplements increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. To further assess their safety, we recently conducted a meta-analysis of trials of calcium supplements, and found a 27%–31% increase in risk of myocardial infarction, and a 12%–20% increase in risk of stroke. These findings are robust because they are based on pre-specified analyses of randomized, placebo-controlled trials and are consistent across the trials. Co-administration of vitamin D with calcium does not lessen these adverse effects. The increased cardiovascular risk with calcium supplements is consistent with epidemiological data relating higher circulating calcium concentrations to cardiovascular disease in normal populations. There are several possible pathophysiological mechanisms for these effects, including effects on vascular calcification, vascular cells, blood coagulation and calcium-sensing receptors. Thus, the non-skeletal risks of calcium supplements appear to outweigh any skeletal benefits, and are they appear to be unnecessary for the efficacy of other osteoporosis treatments.

  10. Estrategia de acceso al alimento y estado nutricional de la población celíaca adulta de la ciudad de Mar del Plata

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    Tuerdovsky, Natalia

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    La enfermedad celíaca es una intolerancia del intestino delgado al gluten, proteína que se encuentra en el germen del trigo, el centeno, la cebada y la avena. La prevalencia de la misma ha aumentado, en Argentina es de 1 caso cada 167 individuos sanos. El diagnóstico se realiza mediante biopsia intestinal y el tratamiento consiste en una dieta libre de gluten. Se conoce que el precio de éstos productos es elevado, por lo que no todos pueden acceder a ellos.El problema de la pre...

  11. Insuficiência cardíaca. Uma epidemia do século XXI. O desafio do diagnóstico

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    Fonseca, Maria Cândida Faustino Gamito da

    2008-01-01

    Resumo: A insuficiência cardíaca, já denominada de epidemia do século XXI é, de entre as doenças cardiovasculares, a única cuja incidência e prevalência continuam a crescer, apesar dos imensos progressos feitos na área da terapêutica nas últimas duas décadas. Caracteriza-se por elevada mortalidade – superior à do conjunto das neoplasias malignas -, grande morbilidade, consumo de recursos e custos exuberantes. É um dos problemas mais graves de Saúde Pública dos Países industrializados, cujo ma...

  12. El silenciamiento del intercambiador Na+/H+ (NHE1) en mitocondrias cardíacas previene la apertura del poro de transición mitocondrial

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    Villa-Abrille, M. C.; Cingolani, Horacio Eugenio; Cingolani, E; Álvarez, Bernardo Víctor

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    Hasta el momento han sido descriptas diez isoformas del intercambiador Na+ /H+ (NHE1- NHE10), las cuales difieren en sus estructuras, distribución, localización, y sensibilidad ante diferentes estímulos. La inhibición del intercambiador Na+ /H+ (NHE1) reduce los daños producido por isquemia/reperfusión (I/R), hipertrofia e insuficiencia cardíaca. Si bien entre los mecanismos que subyacen al efecto protector mediado por bloqueo del NHE1 involucran el mantenimiento del potencial de membrana mit...

  13. Monitorização intraoperatória com ecocardiografia transesofágica em cirurgia cardíaca

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    Carlos Galhardo Júnior

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Desde a sua introdução clínica na década de 1980, a ecocardiografia transesofágica (ETE intraoperatória tem representado um dos maiores avanços na anestesia cardíaca moderna. Trata-se de uma técnica semi-invasiva, que permite visualização direta e rápida da anatomia estrutural do coração e dos grandes vasos, além de contribuir para a avaliação hemodinâmica e funcional do sistema cardiovascular. Dessa maneira, tem-se tornado importante monitor para auxílio diagnóstico de patologias cardíacas e intervenções anestésico-cirúrgicas. O objetivo do artigo é realizar uma revisão abrangente sobre a utilização da ETE no intraoperatório de cirurgia cardíaca. CONTEÚDO: O artigo revisa alguns aspectos relacionados à física do ultrassom, as técnicas para a obtenção das imagens, os cortes ecocardiográficos mais utilizados no intraoperatório, as indicações e as principais aplicações clínicas do método, além das contraindicações e complicações. CONCLUSÕES: A ETE intraoperatória é um método de monitorização cardiovascular seguro e útil na formulação do plano cirúrgico, na orientação de intervenções hemodinâmicas e na avaliação imediata do resultado operatório. O anestesiologista, uma vez habilitado à utilização do método, amplia seu papel no contexto da medicina perioperatória, fornecendo informações clínicas imprescindíveis à condução do ato anestésico-cirúrgico em cirurgia cardíaca.

  14. Aneurisma de artéria ilíaca interna roto: relato de caso Ruptured internal iliac artery aneurysm: case report

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    Cristina Toledo Afonso

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Aneurismas isolados da artéria ilíaca interna são raros, acometem 0,1% da população e correspondem a 1% dos aneurismas aorto-ilíacos. Na maioria das vezes, os pacientes são assintomáticos, mas podem apresentar dor abdominal, massa pulsátil no hipogástrio ou na fossa ilíaca, sintomas compressivos urinários, gastrointestinais ou neurológicos. Podem ocasionar quadro de abdome agudo, principalmente quando há ruptura. O diagnóstico precoce dos aneurismas isolados de artéria ilíaca interna é incomum, sendo identificados quando mais volumosos ou rotos, o que aumenta significativamente sua morbimortalidade e torna seu prognóstico mais reservado. Dessa forma, representam um desafio terapêutico. A ligadura cirúrgica tem sido o tratamento mais comum, entretanto a cirurgia endovascular tem mostrado bons resultados, inclusive nos aneurismas rotos. É relatado caso de aneurisma de artéria ilíaca interna isolado roto diagnosticado durante laparotomia para abordagem de abdome agudo.Isolated internal iliac artery aneurysms are rare. They affect 0.1% of the population, and account for 1% of aortoiliac aneurysms. Patients are mostly asymptomatic, yet they can have abdominal pain, pulsatile mass in the hypogastrium or iliac fossa, or urinary, gastrointestinal or neurological compressive symptoms. Such aneurysms are likely to course with an acute abdomen, especially when ruptured. Early diagnosis of isolated internal iliac artery aneurysms is difficult, as they are more easily detected when larger or ruptured, which significantly raises their morbidity and mortality rate and determines a poor prognosis. Therefore, they are a therapeutic challenge. Surgical ligation has been the most common treatment; however, the endovascular approach has presented good outcomes, even in the event of ruptured aneurysms. A case of ruptured isolated iliac artery aneurysm diagnosed during a laparotomy (acute abdomen approach is reported.

  15. Terapia génica da insuficiência cardíaca: potencial clínico da sobrexpressão da SERCA2a

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    Oliveira, Diogo Fernando Gonçalves de

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    Sendo responsáveis por cerca de 40% dos óbitos, as doenças cardiovasculares constituem a principal causa de morte em Portugal, constituindo também uma importante causa de incapacidade. Entre estas patologias, a insuficiência cardíaca assume um papel de destaque no que diz respeito à mortalidade e morbilidade das doenças cardiovasculares devido às crescentes taxas de incidência e prevalência. Apesar dos medicamentos das diferentes classes farmacológicas indicados para o tratamen...

  16. Pretensado y comportamiento mecánico del pericardio de ternera utilizado en la construcción de bioprótesis cardíacas

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    Carrera, A.; García Pérez, J.M.; Jorge Herrero, E.; García Sestafé, José Vicente; Millán, I.J; Cordón, A.; Martín Maestro, M.; Calero, P.; Téllez, G.; Castillo Olivares, J.L.

    2001-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza las propiedades mecánicas de un tejido biológico, pericardio de bovino empleado como biomaterial en la fabricación de bioprótesis cardíacas. Para ello se sometió pericardio de ternera a un estrés de tracción, uniaxial, en escalones de carga, con retirada de dicha carga tras cada escalón. Los escalones de carga fueron de aproximadamente 2,3 y 8 MPa sucesivamente, continuándose finalmente el ensayo hasta la rotura. Se ensayaron 32 muestras, 16 tratadas con gl...

  17. Caracterización del consumo de digoxina en la insuficiencia cardíaca en el municipio de Rodas (Cienfuegos, Cuba)

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    Milián Vázquez, Pedro Miguel; Cepero Pérez, Ivette; Espinosa Brito, Alfredo; Padrón Velásquez, Luis; Hernández Fernández, Juana; Linares Borges, Arlette; Reyes Hernández, Dunia; Vázquez Montero, Lidia; Quirós Enríquez, Maira; Mass Sosa, Luis Alberto

    2004-01-01

    Se presenta un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal en pacientes mayores de 15 años con insuficiencia cardíaca que fueron tratados con digoxina en 15 consultorios médicos del municipio de Rodas, Cienfuegos, Cuba, en el primer semestre del 2003. Se estudiaron 130 pacientes registrados en la Farmacia Municipal. Se realizó una revisión de las historias clínicas individuales, hojas de egresos hospitalarios y entrevistas a los pacientes. La mayor parte de los pacientes que consumían digoxin...

  18. ACA微胶囊固定化细胞发酵木糖醇%Xylitol Fermentation Using Cells Microencapsulated by Chitosan-alginate (ACA)

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    陈爱政; 万宁

    2002-01-01

    考察了以游离酵母细胞、海藻酸钠固定化细胞、壳聚糖/海藻酸钠(ACA)微胶囊固定化细胞的木糖醇发酵,发现与游离、海藻酸钠固定化发酵相比,微囊化发酵转化率更高、更稳定.其转化率稳定在65%左右,发酵周期约为50 h.

  19. Fibrilação atrial no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca: quem deve receber quimioprofilaxia?

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    Glaucylara Reis Geovanini

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Avaliar fatores de risco arritmogênicos associados à maior incidência de fibrilação atrial (FA no pós-operatório (PO de cirurgia cardíaca (revascularização miocárdica e/ou cirurgia valvar, com o intuito de selecionar os mais propensos ao desenvolvimento dessa arritmia para possível quimioprofilaxia. Avaliarem-se 66 pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca eletiva. Correlacionaram-se os principais fatores de risco (idade avançada, doença valvar (DV, aumento atrial esquerdo (AE, disfunção ventricular (DVE, distúrbio eletrolítico (DHE, cirurgia cardíaca prévia (CCP, uso prévio e suspensão de betabloqueador (B-Bloq e/ou digital 24 horas antes da cirurgia para o desenvolvimento de FA no PO. A incidência de FA foi elevada (47% em nossa casuística e mais freqüente no primeiro dia de PO. Dos pacientes pesquisados, 64% eram do sexo masculino com idade média de 62 anos. Entre os pacientes com dois ou menos fatores de risco para FA, apenas 24% desenvolveram a arritmia, enquanto a presença de três ou mais desses fatores esteve associada à sua maior incidência no PO (69%, (p = 0,04. Em ordem de maior freqüência, idade > 65 anos (em 58% dos pacientes foi o fator de risco mais prevalente, seguido de aumento do AE em 45% (p = 0,001 e DV em 38% (p = 0,02. A presença de três ou mais fatores de risco aumenta consideravelmente a incidência dessa arritmia no PO de cirurgia cardíaca. Entre os principais fatores, destacaram-se idade avançada, aumento do AE e doença valvar.

  20. Food Supplement Usage by Adolescent Males.

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    Fleischer, Barbara; Read, Marsha

    1982-01-01

    Adolescent males (N=568) responded to a questionnaire examining their food supplement usage, types of food supplements consumed, reasons for use and non-use, relationship of use to concern for health, and demographic and external factors influencing supplement use. Presents factors related to food supplement usage. (RC)

  1. 7 CFR 1924.49 - State supplements.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 12 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false State supplements. 1924.49 Section 1924.49 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL BUSINESS... supplements. State Supplements or policies will not be issued or adopted to either supplement or...

  2. Copper supplementation increases yeast life span under conditions requiring respiratory metabolism

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    Kirchman, Paul A.; Botta, Gabriela

    2006-01-01

    To further exploit yeast as a model for cellular aging we have modified the replicative life span assay to force respiration, by replacing glucose with the non-fermentable carbon source glycerol. The growth rates of several different strains varied greatly, with doubling times ranging from 2.7 to 7 hours. Life spans of all strains were lower on media containing glycerol than on media containing glucose. However, supplementation of glycerol-containing media with copper resulted in increases in...

  3. Comportamento dos quimiorreflexos central e periférico na insuficiência cardíaca Comportamiento de los quimiorreflejos central y periférico en la insuficiencia cardíaca Behavior of central and peripheral chemoreflexes in heart failure

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    Guilherme Veiga Guimarães

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome da insuficiência cardíaca (IC pode ser definida como via final de qualquer forma de doença cardíaca. Os reflexos cardiovasculares simpatoinibitórios como o reflexo arterial barorreceptor estão significativamente suprimidos na IC. Pacientes com IC apresentam maior ventilação para determinada carga de trabalho quando comparados a indivíduos normais. Esse fato gera baixa eficiência ventilatória e relaciona-se com maior ventilação relativa à produção de gás carbônico, que é um preditor de mau prognóstico, além de ser um fator limitante ao exercício. Há evidências de que o desequilíbrio autonômico contribua para a patogênese e a progressão da insuficiência cardíaca. Os quimiorreflexos são os principais mecanismos de controle e regulação das respostas ventilatórias às mudanças de concentração do oxigênio e gás carbônico arterial. A ativação do quimiorreflexo causa aumento da atividade simpática, frequência cardíaca, pressão arterial e volume minuto. No entanto, o aumento do volume minuto e da pressão arterial, pelo feedback negativo provocam inibição da resposta simpática à ativação do quimiorreflexo. Apesar das alterações funcionais dos reflexos, seu comportamento em condições normais e patológicas, especialmente sua contribuição para o estado simpatoexcitatório encontrado na IC, não tem sido amplamente estudado. Dessa forma, esta revisão tem por objetivo integrar os conhecimentos a respeito dos quimiorreflexos central e periférico na síndrome da insuficiência cardíaca, bem como esclarecer a influência da terapêutica medicamentosa da insuficiência cardíaca nos quimiorreflexos.El síndrome de insuficiencia cardíaca (IC puede ser definido como vía final de cualquier forma de enfermedad cardíaca. Los reflejos cardiovasculares simpáticoinhibitorios como el reflejo arterial barorreceptor están significativamente suprimidos en la IC. Pacientes con IC presentan mayor

  4. Strains and Sprains

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    ... ON THIS TOPIC Sports Medicine Center Preventing Children's Sports Injuries Computer-Related Repetitive Stress Injuries Knee Injuries Broken ... Knee Injuries Sports and Exercise Safety Dealing With Sports Injuries Groin Strain Ankle Sprains Strains and Sprains Stretching ...

  5. Parada cardíaca súbita em anestesia geral como a primeira manifestação da origem anômala de artéria coronária esquerda

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    Maurício Daher; André Rodrigues Zanatta; Benhur David Henz; Marcelo Carneiro da Silva; Simone Nascimento dos Santos; Luiz Roberto Leite

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    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O relato de caso descreve uma situação rara e potencialmente fatal associada à administração de anestesia. Nosso objetivo foi discutir as causas de parada cardíaca súbita no período perioperatório em pacientes aparentemente saudáveis e a fisiopatologia das anomalias de origem das artérias coronárias como uma causa de parada cardíaca súbita. RELATO DE CASO: Uma mulher de 44 anos, sem sintomas prévios de doença coronariana ou arritmias, apresenta parada cardíaca súbit...

  6. O polimorfismo AGT*M235T na disfunção cardíaca de etiologia isquêmica aguda: projeto gisca AGT*M235T polymorphism in acute ischemic cardiac dysfunction: the gisca project

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    Claudia Guerra Murad Saud; Amália Faria dos Reis; Arlisa Monteiro de Castro Dias; Rosemery Nunes Cardoso; Ana Cristina Klem Vargas Carneiro; Leandro Pereira de Souza; Ana Beatriz Monteiro Fonseca; Georgina Severo Ribeiro; Carlos Augusto Cardozo de Faria

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    FUNDAMENTO: O polimorfismo AGT*M235T tem sido associado a elevados níveis séricos de angiotensinogênio (AGT), hipertensão arterial sistêmica e disfunção cardíaca (DC). OBJETIVO: Testar a hipótese de haver associação entre polimorfismo AGT*M235T e o risco de desenvolver disfunção cardíaca (insuficiência cardíaca ou disfunção sistólica ventricular esquerda assintomática) pós-síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA), durante o período de internação hospitalar. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 363 pacientes (ida...

  7. Strained Silicon Photonics

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    Wehrspohn, Ralf B; Jörg Schilling; Christian Bohley; Clemens Schriever

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    A review of recent progress in the field of strained silicon photonics is presented. The application of strain to waveguide and photonic crystal structures can be used to alter the linear and nonlinear optical properties of these devices. Here, methods for the fabrication of strained devices are summarized and recent examples of linear and nonlinear optical devices are discussed. Furthermore, the relation between strain and the enhancement of the second order nonlinear susceptibility is inves...

  8. Why US children use dietary supplements

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    Bailey, Regan L; Gahche, Jaime J; Thomas, Paul R.; Dwyer, Johanna T

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    Background: Dietary supplements are used by one-third of children. We examined motivations for supplement use in children, the types of products used by motivations, and the role of physicians and health care practitioners in guiding choices about supplements. Methods: We examined motivations for dietary supplement use reported for children (from birth to 19 y of age; n = 8,245) using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007–2010. Results: Dietary supplements were used by 31%...

  9. Complicações que aumentam o tempo de permanência na unidade de terapia intensiva na cirurgia cardíaca Complications that increase the time of Hospitalization at ICU of patients submitted to cardiac surgery

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    Artur Laizo; Francisco Eduardo da Fonseca Delgado; Glauco Mendonça Rocha

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    OBJETIVO: Apresentar as complicações que aumentam a permanência na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI) dos pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca. MÉTODOS: Foram analisados, retrospectivamente, 85 prontuários de pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca, no período de março a maio de 2009, na Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Juiz de Fora (MG) e, destes pacientes, foram estudados 14 (16,47%) que permaneceram por mais de 5 dias na UTI. Dentre os 85 pacientes, houve três óbitos, sendo dois paciente...

  10. Finite element simulation of flexible roll forming with supplemented material data and the experimental verification

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    Yan, Yu; Wang, Haibo; Li, Qiang; Guan, Yanzhi

    2016-03-01

    Flexible roll forming is a promising manufacturing method for the production of variable cross section products. Considering the large plastic strain in this forming process which is much larger than that of uniform deformation phase of uniaxial tensile test, the widely adopted method of simulating the forming processes with non-supplemented material data from uniaxial tensile test will certainly lead to large error. To reduce this error, the material data is supplemented based on three constitutive models. Then a finite element model of a six passes flexible roll forming process is established based on the supplemented material data and the original material data from the uniaxial tensile test. The flexible roll forming experiment of a B pillar reinforcing plate is carried out to verify the proposed method. Final cross section shapes of the experimental and the simulated results are compared. It is shown that the simulation calculated with supplemented material data based on Swift model agrees well with the experimental results, while the simulation based on original material data could not predict the actual deformation accurately. The results indicate that this material supplement method is reliable and indispensible, and the simulation model can well reflect the real metal forming process. Detailed analysis of the distribution and history of plastic strain at different positions are performed. A new material data supplement method is proposed to tackle the problem which is ignored in other roll forming simulations, and thus the forming process simulation accuracy can be greatly improved.

  11. Finite Element Simulation of Flexible Roll Forming with Supplemented Material Data and the Experimental Verification

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    YAN Yu; WANG Haibo; LI Qiang; GUAN Yanzhi

    2016-01-01

    Flexible roll forming is a promising manufacturing method for the production of variable cross section products. Considering the large plastic strain in this forming process which is much larger than that of uniform deformation phase of uniaxial tensile test, the widely adopted method of simulating the forming processes with non-supplemented material data from uniaxial tensile test will certainly lead to large error. To reduce this error, the material data is supplemented based on three constitutive models. Then a finite element model of a six passes flexible roll forming process is established based on the supplemented material data and the original material data from the uniaxial tensile test. The flexible roll forming experiment of a B pillar reinforcing plate is carried out to verify the proposed method. Final cross section shapes of the experimental and the simulated results are compared. It is shown that the simulation calculated with supplemented material data based on Swift model agrees well with the experimental results, while the simulation based on original material data could not predict the actual deformation accurately. The results indicate that this material supplement method is reliable and indispensible, and the simulation model can well reflect the real metal forming process. Detailed analysis of the distribution and history of plastic strain at different positions are performed. A new material data supplement method is proposed to tackle the problem which is ignored in other roll forming simulations, and thus the forming process simulation accuracy can be greatly improved.

  12. Environmental Report 2000 Data Supplement

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    Biermann, A H; Althouse, P E; Bertoldo, N A; Blake, R G; Brigdon, S L; Brown, R A; Campbell, C G; Christofferson, E; Clark, L M; Folks, K J; Gallegos, G M; Grayson, A R; Harrach, R J; Larson, J M; MacQueen, D H; Mathews, S; Nisbet, B; Ring Peterson, S; Taffet, M J; Tate, P J; Vellinger, R J; Williams, R A

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    This Data Supplement to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL's) annual ''Environmental Report 2000'' was prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy. The main volume is intended to provide all information on LLNL's environmental impact and compliance activities that is of interest to most readers. The Data Supplement supports main volume summary data and is essentially a detailed data report that provides individual data points, where applicable. Some summary data are also included in the Data Supplement, and more detailed accounts are given of sample collection and analytical methods. The two volumes are organized in a parallel fashion to aid the reader in cross-referencing between them. This supplement includes more detailed information to support the nine chapters in the main volume that cover monitoring of air surveillance, air effluent, sewerable water, surface water, groundwater, soil and sediment, vegetation and foodstuff, environmental radiation, and quality assurance. The other five chapters in the main volume have no supporting information in the Data Supplement. As in our previous annual reports, data are presented in Systeme International (SI) units. In particular, the primary units used for radiological results are becquerels and sieverts for activity and dose, with curies and rem used secondarily (1 Bq = 2.7 x 10{sup -11} Ci; 1 Sv = 100 rem).

  13. Environmental Report 1999 Data Supplement

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    Larson, J M; Biermann, A H; Harrach, R J; Althouse, P E; Bertoldo, N A; Blake, R G; Brandstetter, E R; Brigdon, S L; Brown, R A; Christofferson, E; Folks, K J; Gallegos, G M; Garcia, L M; Giesing, T A; Grayson, A R; Hall, L C; MacQueen, D H; Mathews, S; Peterson, S R; Taffet, M J; Tate, P J; Vellinger, R J; Ward, R J; Williams, R A

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    This Data Supplement to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL's) annual ''Environmental Report 1999'' was prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy. The main volume is intended to provide all information on LLNL's environmental impact and compliance activities that is of interest to most readers. The Data Supplement supports main volume summary data and is essentially a detailed data report that provides individual data points, where applicable. Some summary data are also included in the Data Supplement, and more detailed accounts are given of sample collection and analytical methods. The two volumes are organized in a parallel fashion to aid the reader in cross-referencing between them. This supplement includes more detailed information to support the nine chapters in the main volume that cover monitoring of air, air effluent, sewerable water, surface water, ground water, soil and sediment, vegetation and foodstuff, environmental radiation, and quality assurance. The other five chapters in the main volume have no supporting information in the Data Supplement. As in our previous annual reports, data are presented in Systeme International (SI) units. In particular, the primary units used for radiological results are becquerels and sieverts for activity and dose, with curies and rem used secondarily (1 Bq = 2.7 x 10{sup -11} Ci; 1 Sv = 100 rem).

  14. Associação entre autocuidado e reinternação hospitalar de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca

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    Amanda Chlalup Linn

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: verificar associação entre o autocuidado e o número de reinternações hospitalares de pacientes com diagnóstico de insuficiência cardíaca (IC descompensada, bem como testar a aplicabilidade de dois instrumentos de avaliação de autocuidado. Estudo longitudinal, realizado em um hospital de referência cardiológica do sul do Brasil. Método: foram incluídos 82 pacientes, com idade média de 61,85±12,33 anos, 57,3% do sexo masculino. O escore médio da avaliação de autocuidado encontrado pelas escalas European Heart Failure Self-care Behavior Scale e a Escala de Autocuidado para Pacientes com Insuficiência Cardíaca foi insatisfatório. Resultados: foi verificada uma média de 2,57±1,66 reinternações hospitalares no último ano por descompensação da IC. Houve correlação entre os escores de autocuidado com número de reinternações hospitalares por IC descompensada. Escolaridade e idade mostraram-se associadas ao autocuidado dos pacientes com IC. Conclusão: ambas as escalas avaliam o autocuidado de forma relevante, sendo correlacionados os seus índices.

  15. Diagnóstico de enfermagem de pacientes no período transoperatório de cirurgia cardíaca

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    Galdeano Luzia Elaine

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar os diagnósticos de enfermagem de pacientes no período transoperatório de cirurgia cardíaca. Para a coleta de dados, foi elaborado e validado um instrumento baseado no modelo conceitual de Horta. Foram avaliados 17 pacientes adultos, no período transoperatório de cirurgia cardíaca, sendo nove homens e oito mulheres, com idade média de 58 anos. Os diagnósticos de enfermagem, identificados segundo a Taxonomia I da NANDA, com freqüência superior a 50,0%, foram: risco para infecção (100%, risco para desequilíbrio de volume de líquidos (100%, troca de gases prejudicada (100%, risco para aspiração (100%, proteção alterada (100%, integridade da pele prejudicada (100%, risco para disfunção neurovascular periférica (100%, risco para lesão perioperatória de posicionamento (100% e risco para temperatura corporal alterada (94,1%. Observamos uma predominância dos diagnósticos de enfermagem relacionados às necessidades fisiológicas.

  16. Biologia de Sistemas Aplicada à Insuficiência Cardíaca com Fração de Ejeção Normal

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    Evandro Tinoco Mesquita

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    Full Text Available A insuficiência cardíaca com fração de ejeção normal (ICFEN é, atualmente, o fenótipo clínico mais prevalente de insuficiência cardíaca e os tratamentos disponíveis não apresentam redução na mortalidade. Avanços na disciplina de ciências ômicas e em técnicas de elevado processamento de dados empregados na biologia molecular possibilitaram o desenvolvimento de uma abordagem integrativa da ICFEN baseada na biologia de sistemas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi apresentar um modelo da ICFEN baseado na biologia de sistemas utilizando as abordagens bottom-up e top-down. Realizou-se uma pesquisa na literatura de estudos publicados entre 1991-2013 referentes à fisiopatologia da ICFEN, seus biomarcadores e sobre a biologia de sistemas com o desenvolvimento de um modelo conceitual utilizando as abordagens bottom-up e top-down da biologia de sistemas. O emprego da abordagem de biologia de sistemas para ICFEN, a qual é uma síndrome clínica complexa, pode ser útil para melhor entender sua fisiopatologia e descobrir novos alvos terapêuticos.

  17. Limiar anaeróbico (V4 e frequência cardíaca de cavalos Crioulos condicionados para prova funcional

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    L.A. Amaral

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    Full Text Available Determinou-se o limiar anaeróbico (V4 de 23 cavalos Crioulos hígidos em treinamento. Os animais selecionados foram submetidos a testes de desempenho, composto por três etapas de velocidade progressiva de 6m/s, 8m/s e 10m/s, com duração de cinco minutos cada etapa, até que fosse atingida a concentração de 4mmol/dL de lactato sanguíneo. As concentrações de lactato sanguíneo elevaram-se a partir da velocidade de exercício de 6,0m/s, sendo que 20 animais (90% atingiram 4mmol/L de lactato na velocidade entre 6 - 8m/s, com média de frequência cardíaca que variou de 121 a 140bpm. Concluiu-se que a V4 do cavalo Crioulo está entre as velocidades de 6 - 8m/s e a frequência cardíaca entre 121 - 140bpm.

  18. Papel do óxido nítrico no desenvolvimento de lesões cardíacas na fase aguda da infecção experimental pelo Trypanosoma cruzi Role of nitric oxide in the development of cardiac lesions during the acute phase of experimental infection by Trypanosoma cruzi

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    Full Text Available A doença de Chagas é causada pelo Trypanosoma cruzi e o coração é o órgão mais acometido. O óxido nítrico apresenta importante ação anti-Trypanosoma, porém, com pouca evidência de seu papel no mecanismo de lesão tecidual. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a contribuição do óxido nítrico no desenvolvimento da inflamação e da fibrose cardíaca na fase aguda da infecção experimental por cepas Y e Colombiana do Trypanosoma cruzi. A inflamação foi significativamente maior nos animais infectados pela cepa Colombiana, comparada com os infectados com a cepa Y, tanto nos animais C57BL/6 (3,98x1,87%; p=0,004 quanto nos animais C57BL/6 deficientes na sintase do óxido nítrico induzível (3,99x2,4%; p=0,013. O parasitismo cardíaco dos animais C57BL/6 deficientes na sintase do óxido nítrico induzível infectados pela cepa Colombiana foi significativamente maior que o destes mesmos animais infectados com a cepa Y (2,78x0,17 ninhos/mm²; p=0,004 assim como, os animais C57BL/6 infectados com a cepa Colombiana (2,78x1,33 ninhos/mm²; p=0,006 ou cepa Y (2,78x0,53 ninhos/mm²; p=0,005. Os dados reforçam o papel do óxido nítrico no controle do parasitismo e sugerem seu papel na proteção tecidual, controlando a inflamação e potencialmente diminuindo lesões cardíacas durante a fase aguda na doença de Chagas experimental.Chagas disease is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi and the heart is the organ most affected. Nitric oxide has notable anti-Trypanosoma action, but with little evidence regarding its role in the mechanism for tissue injury. The objective of this study was to analyze the contribution of nitric oxide towards the development of inflammation and cardiac fibrosis during the acute phase of experimental infection by Y and Colombian strains of Trypanosoma cruzi. The inflammation was significantly more intense in animals infected with the Colombian strain, compared with those infected with the Y strain, both in C57BL/6

  19. Cardiac response and anxiety levels in psychopathic murderers Resposta cardíaca e nível de ansiedade em homicidas psicopatas

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    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To compare the emotional response and level of anxiety of psychopathic murderers, non-psychopathic murderers, and nonpsychopathic non-criminals. METHOD: 110 male individuals aged over 18 years were divided into three groups: psychopathic murderers (n = 38; non-psychopathic murderers (n = 37 serving sentences for murder convictions in Maximum Security Prisons in the State of Sao Paulo; and non-criminal, non-psychopathic individuals (n = 35 according to the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised. The emotional response of subjects was assessed by heart rate variation and anxiety level (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory after viewing standardized pictures depicting pleasant, unpleasant and neutral content from the International Affective Picture System. RESULTS: Psychopathic murderers presented lower anxiety levels and smaller heart rate variations when exposed to pleasant and unpleasant stimuli than nonpsychopathic murderers or non-psychopathic non-criminals. The results also demonstrated that the higher the score for factor 1 on the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, the lower the heart rate variation and anxiety level. CONCLUSION: The results suggest that psychopathic murderers do not present variation in emotional response to different visual stimuli. Although the non-psychopathic murderers had committed the same type of crime as the psychopathic murderers, the former tended to respond with a higher level of anxiety and heart rate variation.OBJETIVO: Comparar a atividade cardíaca e nível de ansiedade de homicidas psicopatas e não psicopatas e não criminosos não psicopatas. MÉTODO: 110 homens com idade superior a 18 anos, divididos em três grupos: homicidas psicopatas (n = 38, homicidas não psicopatas (n = 37 cumprindo pena por homicídio em Prisões de Segurança Máxima do Estado de São Paulo e não criminosos e não psicopatas (n = 35 de acordo com a Escala de Avaliação de Psicopatia. A resposta emocional foi avaliada pela variação da

  20. Dolor de la articulación sacroilíaca: Anatomía, Diagnóstico y Tratamiento Sacroiliac joint pain: Anatomy, Diagnosis and Treatment

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    G. E. Mejía

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available El dolor de la articulación sacroilíaca es una causa frecuente de dolor bajo de espalda, sin embargo el diagnóstico de artralgia sacroilíaca no es fácil de confirmar y la exploración física de la articulación es controvertido. Además este diagnóstico a menudo pasa inadvertido para el médico, por lo que la falta de consideración de esta posible causa de lumbalgia da lugar a tratamientos inapropiados e inadecuados. La articulaciones sacroilíacas, sinoviales del tipo anfiartrosico irregular, monoaxiales, en la cual se articulan las carillas articulares del sacro al ilion, Su innervación es cuestión de debate, pero las más recientes investigaciones refieren que deriva de L2-S2, L4-S2, L5-S2. La prevalencia del dolor de la articulación sacroilíaca no esta bien estudiado, hay numerosas etiologías para el dolor de articulación sacroilíaca, estas causas se pueden dividir en intraarticulares y extraarticulares. Para la exploración física se cuenta con una serie de 12 pruebas las cuales fueron emitidas por un comité de expertos y se concluye que encontrar 3 o más pruebas positivas es muy sugestivo de dolor de dicha. El tratamiento se puede dividir en conservador, intervencionista donde se puede utilizar desde la infiltración con anestésico local y esteroide hasta radiofrecuencia y por ultimo quirúrgico para casos seleccionados.The pain of the sacroiliac joint is a frequent cause of low back pain, however the diagnose of sacroiliac artralgia it is not easy to confirm and the physical exploration of the joint is controversial. Also this I often diagnose it happens inadvertent for the physician, for what the lack of consideration of this possible low back pain cause gives place to inappropriate and inadequate treatments. The sacroiliac joint is synovial of the type irregular anphiarthrosic, monoaxial, in which the sides joint are articulated from the sacrum one to the Ilion, Their innervation is debate question, but those but

  1. Nutritional Supplements for Strength Power Athletes

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    Over the last decade research involving nutritional supplementation and sport performance has increased substantially. Strength and power athletes have specific needs to optimize their performance. Nutritional supplementation cannot be viewed as a replacement for a balanced diet but as an important addition to it. However, diet and supplementation are not mutually exclusive, nor does one depend on the other. Strength and power athletes have four general areas of supplementation needs. First, strength athletes need supplements that have a direct effect on performance. The second group of supplements includes those that promote recovery. The third group comprises the supplements that enhance immune function. The last group of supplements includes those that provide energy or have a direct effect on the workout. This chapter reviews the key supplements needed to optimize the performance and training of the strength athlete.

  2. Food irradiation : ACA inquiry

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    The executive summary of the report on food irradiation by the Australian Consumers' Association is presented. The key issues which emerged during the inquiry are summarised including safety controls, wholesomeness, the environment, consumer rights and economic considerations

  3. Is vitamin C supplementation beneficial?

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    Lykkesfeldt, Jens; Poulsen, Henrik Enghusen

    2010-01-01

    of the benefit:harm ratio of antioxidant supplements. We have examined the literature on vitamin C intervention with the intention of drawing a conclusion on its possible beneficial or deleterious effect on health and the result is discouraging. One of several important issues is that vitamin C uptake is tightly...... controlled, resulting in a wide-ranging bioavailability depending on the current vitamin C status. Lack of proper selection criteria dominates the currently available literature. Thus, while supplementation with vitamin C is likely to be without effect for the majority of the Western population due...... to saturation through their normal diet, there could be a large subpopulation with a potential health problem that remains uninvestigated. The present review discusses the relevance of the available literature on vitamin C supplementation and proposes guidelines for future randomised intervention trials....

  4. Multidimensional evaluation of the elderly undergoing cardiac surgery Evaluación multidimensional de ancianos sometidos a cirugía cardíaca Avaliação multidimensional de idosos submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca

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    Marinez Kellermann Armendaris

    2012-01-01

    salud, así como también, remite a la necesidad de un abordaje integral en salud que refleje en mejora de su calidad de vida.OBJETIVO: Conhecer aspectos multidimensionais do idoso submetido à cirurgia cardíaca. MÉTODOS: Estudo epidemiológico descritivo, realizado no Instituto de Cardiologia do Distrito Federal-IC/DF. Utilizou-se para a coleta de dados instrumento contendo as variáveis: sócio demográficas, clínicas, scores de avaliação da função cognitiva,capacidade funcional e emocional. Testes do Qui-quadrado e T de Student foram empregados para a análise dos dados. RESULTADOS: Da população total, 64% era do sexo feminino; Idosos não alfabetizados e com formação mínima, somados, representavam 80%.Dislipidemia, e Hipertensão arterial sistólica, foram às doenças crônicas mais prevalentes. Mais de 50% dos idosos apresentaram alterações cognitivas e afetivas, e algum grau de dependência funcional. CONCLUSÃO: Esses resultados apontam para a complexidade do idoso no que se refere á sua condição de saúde, bem como, remete a necessidade de uma abordagem integral em saúde que reflita em melhora de sua qualidade de vida.

  5. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FOOD SUPPLEMENTS USED ON THE ACTIVITY OF KINETIC ENDURANCE CHARAKTER APPLIED AS A CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES PREVENTION

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    DIČE, Michal

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    The aim of this thesis is to compare food supplements used on the activity of endurance character and their influence on the cardiovascular system. The teoretical part is pursued to the basic food components and their metabolism and to kinetic activities splitting. The practical part gives information about splitting of sports supplements used on the activity of endurance character, their usage and effects. It deals with the question of human organism behaviour during the strain of endurance ...

  6. Diffraction tomography of strain

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    2015-01-01

    We consider whether it is possible to recover the three dimensional strain field tomographically from neutron and x-ray diffraction data for polycrystalline materials. We show that the distribution of strain transverse to a ray cannot be deduced from one diffraction pattern accumulated along that path, but that a certain moment of that data corresponds to the transverse ray transform of the strain tensor and so may be recovered by inverting that transform given sufficient data. We show that t...

  7. Deficiência de ferro na insuficiência cardíaca Iron deficiency in heart failure patients

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    Antonio Carlos P. Barretto

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A anemia é uma comorbidade frequente nos pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca (IC e sua presença parece estar associada à pior evolução, sendo descrita em alguns estudos como fator de prognóstico independente tanto na IC sistólica quanto na diastólica. Entretanto, ainda não sabemos se a anemia causa pior evolução ou se é apenas um marcador do maior comprometimento cardíaco nos portadores de IC. A etiologia da anemia na IC é multifatorial e parece variar conforme a população estudada. Os fatores como a deficiência nutricional de ferro, presença de insuficiência renal, intensa atividade inflamatória sistêmica, uso de medicações que inibem a produção de eritropoetina ou que causam perda sanguínea são os mais frequentes causadores de anemia na IC. A prevalência de anemia citada nos estudos de IC é muito variável (de 9% a 79,1% e isto é dependente da população estudada, da fase da cardiopatia, do método e referências hematimétricas utilizadas para diagnóstico. A deficiência de ferro é um importante fator etiológico e está presente em um número significativo de pacientes com anemia e IC associada. Em estudo realizado em nosso grupo, a incidência de deficiência de ferro nos pacientes com anemia foi de 61,8%. Portanto, a anemia é um achado frequente, sua presença acentua as manifestações clínicas da IC e está associada a piora do prognóstico. Conhecer a causa da anemia facilita o seu tratamento e, apesar da sua correção ainda não ser consenso, os pacientes sem anemia têm melhor evolução.Anemia is common in heart failure (HF patients with its presence apparently associated to a worse prognosis, and as such is described in some studies as an independent predictor of death and hospitalization of patients suffering from systolic and diastolic dysfunction. It remains unknown whether anemia causes the worse evolution of HF patients or whether it is only one marker of a worse heart disease stage. The

  8. Avaliando a atividade vagal cardíaca na eletrocardiografia convencional Evaluating cardiac vagal activity on a conventional electrocardiogram

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    Flávia P. Teixeira

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a viabilidade da utilização de traçado convencional de eletrocardiografia (ECG para avaliação da atividade vagal cardíaca (AVC. MÉTODOS: Foram analisados, retrospectivamente, 1.395 indivíduos (995 homens, na faixa de idade de 46 + 17,2 anos (média ± desvio padrão, com traçados de ECG convencional para medida do Delta RR, que representa a diferença, em ms, entre o maior e o menor intervalo RR, e com resultados da avaliação autonômica parassimpática, o teste de exercício de quatro segundos (T4s, que quantifica a AVC por meio do índice vagal cardíaco (IVC. Foram obtidas curvas ROC para determinar os valores de Delta RR com melhor relação entre sensibilidade e especificidade para os pontos de corte de baixa e alta AVC, respectivamente, de 1,20 e 1,95. RESULTADOS: Os valores de delta RR correlacionaram-se significativamente com os de IVC (r = 0,40; p 120 ms como os melhores pontos de corte para baixa e alta AVC, com sensibilidade de 75% e 57%, especificidade de 62% e 79% e áreas das curvas ROC de 0,76 e 0,74, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: A medida visual do delta RR em um traçado de ECG parece ser válida para a avaliação clínica preliminar e rápida da AVC, podendo ser útil em consultórios, emergências ou situações nas quais o uso de métodos mais sofisticados de avaliação autonômica não seja viável, oportuno ou conveniente.OBJECTIVE: To determine the viability of using a conventional electrocardiogram (ECG tracing for assessment of CVA. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 1395 individuals (995 males, aged 46 ± 17.2 years (mean ± standard deviation with conventional ECG tracings to measure the delta RR (which represents the difference in milliseconds (ms between the greatest and smallest RR interval and results of a second autonomic parasympathetic evaluation, the 4-second exercise test (T4s, that quantifies CVA by the cardiac vagal index (CVI. ROC curves were obtained to determine the

  9. A Supplement for Teaching Beowulf

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    Suggests supplementing the teaching of "Beowulf" to high school students with (1) translation and grammatical analysis of parts of the original lines, (2) study of Anglo-Saxon poetic techniques, and (3) students' imitation of old English poetic techniques in New English. (SW)

  10. Herbal Supplements and Sport Performance

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    Ellen Coleman; Ron Maughan; Sozanne Nelson Steen; Rob Skinner

    2008-01-01

    @@ KEY POINTS ·Labels on dietary supplements can be misleading. Containers may include substantially more,but usually less,of the listed amounts of ingredients,and substances may be added? some of which can cause failed doping tests for athletes?

  11. Supplements to Traditional Vocabulary Teaching

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      In a word, Vocabulary plays an indispensable part in language proficiency and provides much of the basis of how wel learns language, so it cannot be ignored. I discussed Schools’ viewpoints on the vocabulary teaching ,Reason for forgetting, Traditional approach to vocabulary teaching, supplements to vocabulary teaching,the author hope the above content can offer some hints for language learners.

  12. Strained Silicon Photonics

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    Ralf B. Wehrspohn

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    Full Text Available A review of recent progress in the field of strained silicon photonics is presented. The application of strain to waveguide and photonic crystal structures can be used to alter the linear and nonlinear optical properties of these devices. Here, methods for the fabrication of strained devices are summarized and recent examples of linear and nonlinear optical devices are discussed. Furthermore, the relation between strain and the enhancement of the second order nonlinear susceptibility is investigated, which may enable the construction of optically active photonic devices made of silicon.

  13. Strain-engineered MOSFETs

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    Maiti, CK

    2012-01-01

    Currently strain engineering is the main technique used to enhance the performance of advanced silicon-based metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs). Written from an engineering application standpoint, Strain-Engineered MOSFETs introduces promising strain techniques to fabricate strain-engineered MOSFETs and to methods to assess the applications of these techniques. The book provides the background and physical insight needed to understand new and future developments in the modeling and design of n- and p-MOSFETs at nanoscale. This book focuses on recent developments in st

  14. Kommentarer og supplement til DS 418

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    Rode, Carsten; Saxhof, Bjarne

    1999-01-01

    Comments and Supplement for DS 418. Lecture note for DTU course 64040 Basic Course in Building Energy Technology.......Comments and Supplement for DS 418. Lecture note for DTU course 64040 Basic Course in Building Energy Technology....

  15. Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements

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    ... fullstory_159576.html Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements Unregulated products can harm health, U.S. pediatricians' group ... News) -- Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group ...

  16. 30 CFR 256.12 - Supplemental sales.

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    ... for the supplemental sale not held. (3) Development blocks. Development blocks (including blocks... as development blocks. ... part, except § 256.22. (c) Supplemental sales shall be limited to blocks falling into one or more...

  17. Anthocyanin analyses of Vaccinium fruit dietary supplements

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    Vaccinium fruit ingredients within dietary supplements were identified by comparisons with anthocyanin analyses of known Vaccinium profiles (demonstration of anthocyanin fingerprinting). Available Vaccinium supplements were purchased and analyzed; their anthocyanin profiles (based on HPLC separation...

  18. Muscle Mass and Weight Gain Nutritional Supplements

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    Campbell, Bill

    There are numerous sports supplements available that claim to increase lean body mass. However, for these sports supplements to exert any favorable changes in lean body mass, they must influence those factors regulating skeletal muscle hypertrophy (i.e., satellite cell activity, gene transcription, protein translation). If a given sports supplement does favorably influence one of these regulatory factors, the result is a positive net protein balance (in which protein synthesis exceeds protein breakdown). Sports supplement categories aimed at eliciting a positive net protein balance include anabolic hormone enhancers, nutrient timing pre- and postexercise workout supplements, anticatabolic supplements, and nitric oxide boosters. Of all the sports supplements available, only a few have been subject to multiple clinical trials with repeated favorable outcomes relative to increasing lean body mass. This chapter focuses on these supplements and others that have a sound theoretical rationale in relation to increasing lean body mass.

  19. Validação da versão brasileira do questionário de ansiedade cardíaca

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    Aline Sardinha

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: A ansiedade cardíaca (AC é o medo de sensações cardíacas, caracterizado por sintomas recorrentes de ansiedade em pacientes com ou sem doença cardiovascular. O Questionário de Ansiedade Cardíaca (QAC é uma ferramenta para avaliar a AC, já adaptado, mas não validado em português. OBJETIVO: Este trabalho apresenta as três fases dos estudos de validação do QAC brasileiro. MÉTODOS: Foram recrutados 98 pacientes com doença arterial coronária, a fim de extrair a estrutura fatorial e avaliar a confiabilidade do QAC (fase 1. O objetivo da fase 2 foi explorar a validade convergente e divergente. Cinquenta e seis pacientes completaram o QAC, juntamente com o Escala de sensações corporais (ESC e o Versão brasileira do Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN. Para determinar a validade discriminante (fase 3, comparamos os escores do QAC de dois subgrupos formados por pacientes da fase 1 (n = 98, de acordo com os diagnósticos de transtorno do pânico e agorafobia obtidos com o MINI - Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (Mini Entrevista Neuropsiquiátrica Internacional. RESULTADOS: A solução de dois fatores foi a mais interpretável (46,4% da variância. As subescalas foram denominadas de "Medo e Hipervigilância" (n = 9; alfa = 0,88 e "Evitação" (n = 5; alfa = 0,82. Foi encontrada correlação significativa do fator 1 com o escore total do ESC (p < 0,01, mas não com o fator 2. Os fatores do SPIN apresentaram correlações significativas com as subescalas do QAC (p < 0,01. Na fase 3, os escores dos pacientes "Cardíacos com pânico" foram significativamente maiores no fator 1 do QAC (t = -3,42; p < 0,01, IC = -1,02 a -0,27, e maiores, mas não significativamente diferentes, no fator 2 (t = -1,98; p = 0,51, IC = -0.87 a 0,00. CONCLUSÕES: Os presentes resultados fornecem uma versão final brasileira validada do QAC adequada aos contextos clínicos e de pesquisa.

  20. Fibrilación auricular en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardíaca: Prevalencia y tiempo de internación

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    Alejandro E. Contreras

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available La fibrilación auricular es el trastorno del ritmo más frecuente luego de la cirugía cardíaca. En estudios previos se ha asociado a prolongación de la internación, aumento en los costos e incremento en la mortalidad. El objetivo de este estudio fue conocer la prevalencia de fibrilación auricular en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardíaca y determinar el efecto en el tiempo de estadía hospitalaria. Se analizaron retrospectivamente las historias clínicas de pacientes sometidos a cirugía cardíaca consecutivamente (de revascularización miocárdica, valvulares o ambas entre enero 2006 y noviembre 2008. El punto final evaluado en el postoperatorio fue la presencia de fibrilación auricular. Se dividió a la muestra en dos grupos según tuvieran o no fibrilación auricular, y se compararon las variables clínicas y el tiempo de estadía hospitalaria. Ciento setenta y dos pacientes fueron operados en este período. Se excluyeron del análisis siete pacientes por falta de datos. La edad media fue 64.2 ± 9.5 años, con predominio del sexo masculino. La fibrilación auricular fue la complicación más frecuente (23.6%. El tiempo promedio de internación fue 6.7 ± 4.6 días. No hubo diferencias relevantes al comparar la estadía hospitalaria entre los grupos con o sin fibrilación auricular, 7.5 ± 4.1 días vs. 6.5 ± 4.7 días respectivamente, p = 0.21. La presencia de fibrilación auricular no prolongó la hospitalización. Probablemente una estrategia de prevención indiscriminada no sería costo-efectiva.

  1. Uso da radiofrequência bipolar para o tratamento da fibrilação atrial durante cirurgia cardíaca

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    Leonardo Secchin Canale

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O tratamento da fibrilação atrial com dispositivo de ablação de tecidos por radiofrequência bipolar em concomitância à cirurgia cardíaca tem se mostrado método eficaz no tratamento desta arritmia. OBJETIVO: Descrever a experiência inicial do Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia no tratamento cirúrgico da fibrilação atrial com uso de dispositivo de radiofrequência bipolar em pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca, relatando o resultado de acompanhamento pós-operatório de um ano. MÉTODOS: Entre janeiro de 2008 e março de 2009, 47 pacientes (36 mulheres consecutivos, com idade média de 53,7 ± 10,6 anos, apresentando fibrilação atrial por um período médio de 34,6 meses (3 a 192 meses foram submetidos à ablação cirúrgica desta arritmia, por radiofrequência bipolar, durante o procedimento que motivou a indicação da cirurgia. Oito apresentavam fibrilação atrial intermitente e 39, contínua. Oitenta e um por cento foram submetidos à cirurgia valvar como procedimento principal. Esta é uma análise retrospectiva, observacional, com avaliação de um ano de pós-operatório das variáveis clínicas e de Holter 24 h. RESULTADOS: Dos 47 pacientes, 40 sobreviveram um ano. Desses, 33 foram submetidos a Holter 24 h, em um intervalo médio de 401 dias após a cirurgia. Encontrou-se a seguinte distribuição de ritmos: 24 (73% sinusal, 5 (15% fibrilação atrial, três (9% Flutter atrial e um (3% ritmo juncional. Foram observados dois acidentes vasculares encefálicos, sendo um associado à arritmia supraventricular. CONCLUSÃO: A ablação cirúrgica de fibrilação atrial com dispositivo de radiofrequência bipolar concomitante à cirurgia cardíaca é método eficaz para o tratamento desta arritmia.

  2. Utilidad de un protocolo informatizado para el control estricto de la glucemia en pacientes sometidos a cirugía cardíaca

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    Mariano Vrancic

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El control estricto de la glucemia durante el posoperatorio de cirugía cardíaca mejora la evolución de los pacientes, pero es de difícil implementación a pesar del uso de protocolos de manejo impresos.ObjetivoDeterminar si la utilización de un protocolo informatizado para el control estricto de la glucemia incrementa la adherencia del equipo de salud a las conductas sugeridas y mejora el control de la glucemia en pacientes sometidos a cirugía cardíaca.Material y métodosSe incluyeron 118 pacientes consecutivos intervenidos quirúrgicamente durante el último trimestre de 2005, en los cuales el control estricto de la glucemia se realizó mediante un protocolo de manejo impreso (grupo control, y 117 pacientes consecutivos del último trimestre de 2006, en los que se utilizó el mismo protocolo pero informatizado (grupo tratamiento.ResultadosEn concordancia con lo sugerido por los protocolos de manejo para un control estricto adecuado de la glucemia, los pacientes del grupo tratamiento tuvieron un tiempo menor a la primera medición de glucemia (60 RIC 40-65 versus 150 RIC 60-270 min; p < 0,001 y un número mayor de mediciones de glucemia (18 ± 6,6 versus 11 ± 6,4; p < 0,0001. Los pacientes del grupo tratamiento presentaron un porcentaje mayor de mediciones normoglucémicas (67% ± 18% versus 50% ± 25%; p < 0,0001 y un tiempo menor hasta el logro de la normoglucemia (165 RIC 105-280 versus 420 RIC 295-720 min; p < 0,001. ConclusiónEl empleo de un protocolo informatizado permite incrementar la adherencia del equipo de salud a las conductas sugeridas y mejorar el control de la glucemia en pacientes sometidos a cirugía cardíaca.

  3. Comparative study of two box H/ACA ribonucleoprotein pseudouridine-synthases: relation between conformational dynamics of the guide RNA, enzyme assembly and activity.

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    Jean-Baptiste Fourmann

    Full Text Available Multiple RNA-guided pseudouridine synthases, H/ACA ribonucleoprotein particles (RNPs which contain a guide RNA and four proteins, catalyze site-specific post-transcriptional isomerization of uridines into pseudouridines in substrate RNAs. In archaeal particles, the guide small RNA (sRNA is anchored by the pseudouridine synthase aCBF5 and the ribosomal protein L7Ae. Protein aNOP10 interacts with both aCBF5 and L7Ae. The fourth protein, aGAR1, interacts with aCBF5 and enhances catalytic efficiency. Here, we compared the features of two H/ACA sRNAs, Pab21 and Pab91, from Pyrococcus abyssi. We found that aCBF5 binds much more weakly to Pab91 than to Pab21. Surprisingly, the Pab91 sRNP exhibits a higher catalytic efficiency than the Pab21 sRNP. We thus investigated the molecular basis of the differential efficiencies observed for the assembly and catalytic activity of the two enzymes. For this, we compared profiles of the extent of lead-induced cleavages in these sRNAs during a stepwise reconstitution of the sRNPs, and analyzed the impact of the absence of the aNOP10-L7Ae interaction. Such probing experiments indicated that the sRNAs undergo a series of conformational changes upon RNP assembly. These changes were also evaluated directly by circular dichroism (CD spectroscopy, a tool highly adapted to analyzing RNA conformational dynamics. In addition, our results reveal that the conformation of helix P1 formed at the base of the H/ACA sRNAs is optimized in Pab21 for efficient aCBF5 binding and RNP assembly. Moreover, P1 swapping improved the assembly of the Pab91 sRNP. Nonetheless, efficient aCBF5 binding probably also relies on the pseudouridylation pocket which is not optimized for high activity in the case of Pab21.

  4. Comparative study of two box H/ACA ribonucleoprotein pseudouridine-synthases: relation between conformational dynamics of the guide RNA, enzyme assembly and activity.

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    Fourmann, Jean-Baptiste; Tillault, Anne-Sophie; Blaud, Magali; Leclerc, Fabrice; Branlant, Christiane; Charpentier, Bruno

    2013-01-01

    Multiple RNA-guided pseudouridine synthases, H/ACA ribonucleoprotein particles (RNPs) which contain a guide RNA and four proteins, catalyze site-specific post-transcriptional isomerization of uridines into pseudouridines in substrate RNAs. In archaeal particles, the guide small RNA (sRNA) is anchored by the pseudouridine synthase aCBF5 and the ribosomal protein L7Ae. Protein aNOP10 interacts with both aCBF5 and L7Ae. The fourth protein, aGAR1, interacts with aCBF5 and enhances catalytic efficiency. Here, we compared the features of two H/ACA sRNAs, Pab21 and Pab91, from Pyrococcus abyssi. We found that aCBF5 binds much more weakly to Pab91 than to Pab21. Surprisingly, the Pab91 sRNP exhibits a higher catalytic efficiency than the Pab21 sRNP. We thus investigated the molecular basis of the differential efficiencies observed for the assembly and catalytic activity of the two enzymes. For this, we compared profiles of the extent of lead-induced cleavages in these sRNAs during a stepwise reconstitution of the sRNPs, and analyzed the impact of the absence of the aNOP10-L7Ae interaction. Such probing experiments indicated that the sRNAs undergo a series of conformational changes upon RNP assembly. These changes were also evaluated directly by circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy, a tool highly adapted to analyzing RNA conformational dynamics. In addition, our results reveal that the conformation of helix P1 formed at the base of the H/ACA sRNAs is optimized in Pab21 for efficient aCBF5 binding and RNP assembly. Moreover, P1 swapping improved the assembly of the Pab91 sRNP. Nonetheless, efficient aCBF5 binding probably also relies on the pseudouridylation pocket which is not optimized for high activity in the case of Pab21.

  5. Experiência inicial e pioneira do implante de valva aórtica transcateter (Inovare por via femoral ou ilíaca

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    José Carlos Dorsa Vieira Pontes

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O presente trabalho tem por objetivo demonstrar a experiência inicial e pioneira do implante da prótese Inovare pela via transfemoral ou ilíaca. MÉTODOS: Seis pacientes foram submetidos ao implante valvar aórtico transcateter. A via de acesso foi femoral ou ilíaca, por onde foi inserido o dispositivo de entrega, que consiste em um cateter balão de látex com a prótese "crimpada" sobre o mesmo. Com auxílio de introdutor femoral da marca Gore® DrySeal 24 Fr, posicionava-se uma guia extrarrígida com a ponta atraumática no ventrículo esquerdo, passando-se pelo anel valvar. Após valvuloplastia com cateter balão nos casos de estenose valvar nativa, implante da prótese foi realizado após hipotensão induzida por taquicardia controlada por marcapasso temporário. O posicionamento da valva foi orientado por ecocardiograma transesofágico (ETE e radioscopia, objetivando posicionar um terço da extensão da prótese para dentro da cavidade ventricular esquerda. RESULTADOS: O implante valvar com sucesso foi possível nos 6 casos. Não houve necessidade de conversão para cirurgia convencional por impossibilidade de acesso ou migração da prótese. Não houve mortalidade intraoperatória ou hospitalar. Houve redução significativa do gradiente médio pré-operatório de 66,84115,46 mmHg para 19,74110,61 mmHg, no pós-operatório (P=0,002, significando redução de 70,46%. CONCLUSÃO: A prótese Inovare, implantada por via femoral ou ilíaca, foi factível do ponto de vista técnico, apresentando adequado desempenho hemodinâmico no seguimento pós-operatório e não apresentando mortalidade nesta pequena casuística.

  6. Iodine supplementation: benefits outweigh risks.

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    Delange, F; Lecomte, P

    2000-02-01

    In 1990, iodine deficiency affected almost one-third of the world population and was the greatest single cause of preventable brain damage and mental retardation. Following a resolution adopted by the World Summit for Children in 1990. major programmes of iodine supplementation were implemented by the governments of the affected countries with the support of major donors. Iodisation of salt was recognised as the method of choice. Nine years later, by April 1999, 75% of the affected countries had legislation on salt iodisation and 68% of the affected populations had access to iodised salt. The prevalence of iodine deficiency disorders decreased drastically in most countries and the deficiency disappeared completely in some such as Peru. This result constitutes a public heath success unprecedented with a non-infectious disease. However, occasional adverse effects occurred. The principle effect is iodine-induced hyperthyroidism which occurs essentially in older people with autonomous nodular goitres, especially following iodine intake that is too rapid and of too massive an increment. The incidence of the disorder is usually low and reverts spontaneously to the background rate of hyperthyroidism or even below this rate after 1 to 10 years of iodine supplementation. The possible occurrence of iodine-induced thyroiditis in susceptible individuals has not been clearly demonstrated by large epidemiological surveys. Iodine supplementation is followed by an increased prevalence of occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid discovered at autopsy but the prognosis of thyroid cancer is improved due to a shift towards differentiated forms of thyroid cancer that are diagnosed at earlier stages. Iodine-induced hyperthyroidism and other adverse effects can be almost entirely avoided by adequate and sustained quality control and monitoring of iodine supplementation which should also confirm adequate iodine intake. Available evidence clearly confirms that the benefits of correcting

  7. Clinical use of glutamine supplementation.

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    Wernerman, Jan

    2008-10-01

    Endogenous production of glutamine may become insufficient during critical illness. The shortage of glutamine is reflected as a decrease in plasma concentration, which is a prognostic factor for poor outcome in sepsis. Because glutamine is a precursor for nucleotide synthesis, rapidly dividing cells are most likely to suffer from a shortage. Therefore, exogenous glutamine supplementation is necessary. In particular, when i.v. nutrition is given, extra glutamine supplementation becomes critical, because most present formulations for i.v. use do not contain any glutamine for technical reasons. The major part of endogenously produced glutamine comes from skeletal muscle. For patients staying a long time in the intensive care unit (ICU), the muscle mass decreases rapidly, which leaves a tissue of diminishing size to maintain the export of glutamine. The metabolic and nutritional adaptation in long-staying ICU patients is poorly studied and is one of the fields that needs more scientific evidence for clinical recommendations. To date, there is evidence to support the clinical use of glutamine supplementation in critically ill patients, in hematology patients, and in oncology patients. Strong evidence is presently available for i.v. glutamine supplementation to critically ill patients on parenteral nutrition. This must be regarded as the standard of care. For patients on enteral nutrition, more evidence is needed. To guide administration of glutamine, there are good arguments to use measurement of plasma glutamine concentration for guidance. This will give an indication for treatment as well as proper dosing. Most patients will have a normalized plasma glutamine concentration by adding 20-25 g/24 h. Furthermore, there are no reported adverse or negative effects attributable to glutamine supplementation.

  8. Direct Summands of ⊕-Supplemented Modules

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    Nil Orhan; Derya Keskin Tütüncü; Rachid Tribak

    2007-01-01

    A module M is called ⊕-supplemented if every submodule of M has a supplement that is a direct summand of M. It is shown that if M is a ⊕-supplemented module and r(M) is a coclosed submodule of M for a left preradical r, then r(M) is a direct summand of M, and both r(M) and M/r(M) are ⊕-supplemented.

  9. THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT PROBIOTIC STRAINS ON FATTENINTHE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT PROBIOTIC STRAINS ON F

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    Cyril Hrnčár

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to verify the effect of different probiotic strains applied through a drinking water source to fattening and carcass parameters of broiler ducks. Fattening experiment was realised in half-operating conditions of experimental basis of Department of Poultry Science and Small Animal Husbandry in three-floor cage technology. Totally 90 broiler duck were divided to three groups. Experimental group 1 (n=30 received probiotic strain Lactobacillus fermentum CCM 7158 with concentration of 1x109 colony forming units (CFU in drinking water daily addition of 0.90 g day 1 to day 56 of fattening. Experimental group 2 (n=30 received probiotic strain Enterococcus faecium M 74 with concentration of 1x109 colony forming units (CFU in drinking water daily addition of 0.45 g day 1 to day 56 of fattening. The control group of birds (n=30 received water without any probiotics. The supplementation of probiotic strains Lactobacillus fermentum and Enterococcus faecium no significant affected (P≥0.05 final body weight, feed consumption and mortality of broiler ducks. From carcass parameters, we recorded statistically significant (P<0.05 reduction in weight of abdominal fat of broiler ducks for application of tested probiotic strains.

  10. Endoprótese ramificada de artéria ilíaca interna no tratamento de aneurisma aórtico associado a aneurisma bilateral das artérias ilíacas comuns Branched stent-graft to the internal iliac artery for treatment of aortic aneurysm associated with bilateral common iliac artery aneurysm

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    Marcelo Martins da Volta Ferreira

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available A embolização das artérias ilíacas internas é usualmente realizada durante a correção endovascular dos aneurismas aorto-ilíacos, visando prevenir a ocorrência de endoleak. Entretanto, é freqüente a associação desse procedimento com inúmeras seqüelas pós-operatórias, em decorrência da diminuição do fluxo sangüíneo pélvico. Em virtude disso, torna-se necessário o desenvolvimento de dispositivos e estratégias para a preservação das artérias ilíacas internas durante a correção endovascular dos aneurismas aorto-ilíacos. Descrevemos aqui o emprego pioneiro de uma endoprótese ramificada Helical Sidebranch (Cook para a artéria ilíaca interna, realizado com sucesso técnico imediato e controle pós-operatório satisfatório.Embolization of internal iliac arteries is usually performed during endovascular repair of aortoiliac aneurysms, with the aim of preventing occurrence of endoleaks. However, the association of this procedure with several postoperative sequelae is frequent, due to reduced pelvic blood flow. For this reason, there is the need to develop devices and strategies to preserve internal iliac arteries during endovascular repair of aortoiliac aneurysms. In this study, we describe a pioneering use of a Helical Sidebranch (Cook branched stent-graft to the internal iliac artery, which was performed with immediate technical success and satisfactory postoperative control.

  11. Health-related quality of life determinants in outpatients with heart failure Determinantes de la calidad de vida relacionada a la salud en pacientes atendidos en ambulatorios con insuficiencia cardíaca Determinantes da qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde em pacientes ambulatoriais com insuficiência cardíaca

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    Viviane Martinelli Pelegrino

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This descriptive and exploratory study analyzed variables associated with health-related quality of life among 130 outpatients. Health-related quality of life was measured through the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire. Significant associations were found between patients’ health-related quality of life and their age (r=-0.177; p=0.044, vitality (r=-0.625; p=Trata-se de estudo descritivo e exploratório que analisou as variáveis associadas à qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde (QVRS, de 130 pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca, em seguimento ambulatorial. A QVRS foi avaliada pelo Minnesota Living with Heart Failure e realizada análise de regressão linear. A média da QVRS foi de 34,9 (dp=24,8; intervalo de 0 a 99. Foram encontradas associações significantes entre a medida da QVRS e idade (r=-0,177; p=0,044, vitalidade (r=-0,625; p=<0,001 e saúde mental (r=-0,672; p=<0,001, domínios do SF-36. A regressão linear mostrou que a gravidade dos sintomas da insuficiência cardíaca, e dois domínios do SF-36, vitalidade e saúde mental, explicaram 54% da variação da medida da QVRS. Controlar os sintomas e manter bem-estar mental é essencial para a manutenção da QVRS e são essenciais para o cuidado eficaz da insuficiência cardíaca.

  12. 47 CFR 61.86 - Supplements.

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    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Supplements. 61.86 Section 61.86... Rules for Tariff Publications of Dominant and Nondominant Carriers § 61.86 Supplements. A carrier may not file a supplement except to suspend or cancel a tariff publication, or to defer the effective...

  13. 43 CFR 7.32 - Supplemental definitions.

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    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Supplemental definitions. 7.32 Section 7... RESOURCES Department of the Interior Supplemental Regulations § 7.32 Supplemental definitions. For purposes of this subpart, the following definitions will be used: (a) Site of religious or cultural...

  14. IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS IN SPORT ACTIVITIES

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    The goals of sports performance cannot be reached only through training, but it includes also nutritional supplements along a proper diet. Especially in body shaping sports (fitness and bodybuilding) supplementation is a key factor contributing to the performance and compromise its failure often results. The right nutritional supplementation means not just what is consumed but when it is.

  15. 40 CFR 141.809 - Supplemental treatment.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Supplemental treatment. 141.809... treatment. (a) Any supplemental drinking water treatment units installed onboard existing or new aircraft... the manufacturer's plans and specifications and FAA requirements. (b) Water supplemental treatment...

  16. O impacto do CPAP na reabilitação cardíaca de pacientes com ICC: relato de caso El impacto del CPAP en la rehabilitación cardíaca de pacientes con ICC: caso clínico The impact of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP on the cardiac rehabilitation of patients with congestive heart failure: case report

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    Murillo Frazão de Lima e Costa

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available A insuficiência cardíaca congestiva é uma patologia que limita a função física do paciente. Neste estudo foi analisada uma paciente, realizando um programa de reabilitação cardíaca associado à pressão positiva contínua nas vias aéreas, aferindo-se antes do estudo e após 6 semanas, o teste de caminhada de 6 minutos (TC6M, questionário de qualidade de vida e ecocardiograma. A paciente aumentou a distância no TC6M de 152,5 m para 520,44 m. O questionário Minnesota reduziu de 62 para 18. A fração de ejeção subiu de 33% para 36%. Na paciente estudada a conduta melhorou o desempenho físico e a qualidade de vida.La insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva es una patología que limita la función física del paciente. En este estudio fue analizada una paciente, realizando un programa de rehabilitación cardíaca asociado a la presión positiva continua en las vías aéreas, realizando antes del estudio y después de 6 semanas, el test de caminata de 6 minutos (TC6M, cuestionario de calidad de vida y ecocardiograma. La paciente aumentó la distancia en el TC6M de 152,5 m a 520,44 m. El cuestionario Minnesota redujo de 62 a 18. La fracción de eyección subió de 33% a 36%. En la paciente estudiada la conducta mejoró el desempeño físico y la calidad de vida.Congestive heart failure is a pathology that limits the patient's physical function. This study analyzed one patient who was submitted to a cardiac rehabilitation program associated to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP, by assessing the results of the six-minute walk test (6MWT and a questionnaire on the quality of life and performing an echocardiographic assessment before the study and after six weeks. The distance walked by the patient increased from 152.5 m to 520.44 m at the 6MWT. The Minnesota questionnaire score decreased from 62 to 18. Ejection fraction increased from 33% to 36%. Therefore, the management chosen for this case improved the patient's physical performance

  17. Highly Strained Organophosphorus Compounds

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    Slootweg, J.C.

    2005-01-01

    In our research on small, strained organophosphorus ring systems we became interested in the synthesis and applications of species that are even more strained than the parent phosphirane, by introducing an exocyclic double bond (methylenephosphirane), and by cyclopropyl spirofusion to the edge (e.g

  18. Plate-forme Magicien d'Oz pour l'\\'etude de l'apport des ACAs \\`a l'interaction

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    Simonin, Jérôme; Carbonell, Noëlle

    2007-01-01

    In order to evaluate the contribution of Embodied (Animated) Conversational Agents (ECAs) to the effectiveness and usability of human-computer interaction, we developed a software platform meant to collect usage data. This platform, which implements the wizard of Oz paradigm, makes it possible to simulate user interfaces integrating ACAs for any Windows software application. It can also save and "replay" a rich interaction trace including user and system events, screen captures, users' speech and eye fixations. This platform has been used to assess users' subjective judgements and reactions to a multimodal online help system meant to facilitate the use of software for the general public (Flash). The online help system is embodied using a 3D talking head (developed by FT R&D) which "says" oral help messages illustrated with Flash screen copies.

  19. Acupuntura na assistência de enfermagem ao paciente portador de arritmias cardíacas: pesquisa bibliográfica

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    Márcio Rogério Bertuga

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: Entre as patologias cardíacas, parte dos eventos está relacionada com as arritmias. Inúmeros tratamentos são encontrados; medicamentosos e cirúrgicos; que nem sempre apresentam resultados satisfatórios, com uso de drogas que provocam reações adversas significativas e, a busca pela adequação da dosagem causa grande desconforto. As cirurgias são onerosas e nem sempre acessíveis aos sofredores de arritmias. Atualmente, busca-se por tratamentos alternativos, entre os quais, a Acupuntura, técnica da Medicina Tradicional Chinesa (MTC sobressai às outras pela grande divulgação midiática. São conhecidos dos Acupunturistas seus benefícios no que tange as doenças cardíacas e, em especial, as arritmias. Objetivo: Buscar subsídios para o uso da Acupuntura como técnica efetiva usada pelo Enfermeiro na assistência do paciente cardiopata. Metodologia: Pesquisa bibliográfica realizada com consulta de livros, uma vez que a busca por trabalhos na Biblioteca Virtual de Saúde – BVS, utilizando as bases de dados LILACS, IBECS E MEDLINE, com as palavras-chave acupuntura e enfermagem, cardiologia e acupuntura e enfermagem e cardiologia não apresentou resultados que sustentem a possibilidade da ocorrência e prática dos pressupostos afirmados no corpo do projeto. Resultados: A Acupuntura é técnica da MTC, nesta as patologias são explicadas por concepções energéticas de saúde e fisiologia. Na MTC, o coração regula o sangue e os vasos sanguíneos, e armazena a consciência. É patente que as disfunções cardíacas acarretam prejuízo à totalidade do organismo, em órgão salvos e ao estado de consciência, daí a preocupação com as síndromes energéticas, pois são a origem dos distúrbios cardiocirculatórios. Por esse olhar, os padrões de desarmonia do coração podem ser divididos em dois grupos: Deficiência de Yang e deficiência de Yin e suas síndromes. Foram selecionados 35 livros, entre estes, 19 espec

  20. Nous reptes en la insuficiència cardíaca crònica: Comorbiditats emergents i objectius centrats en el pacient

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    Comín Colet, Josep

    2012-01-01

    La insuficiència cardíaca crònica (ICC) s’ha convertit en un autèntic repte per al sistemes de salut degut a la seva alta prevalença, alta mortalitat i elevats costos econòmics associats. En els pacients amb ICC de base comunitària la comorbiditat és la norma i en molts d’ells, la millora de la qualitat de vida és un objectiu d’ eficàcia equiparable als objectius clàssics dels assajos clínics. La recerca moderna en aquesta síndrome ha de donar resposta terapèutica a comorbiditats emergents en...

  1. Avaliação da intensidade de dor e sinais vitais no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca

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    Adriana de Fátima Alencar Miranda; Lúcia de Fátima da Silva; Joselany Áfio Caetano; Ana Cláudia de Sousa; Paulo César de Almeida

    2011-01-01

    O objetivo do estudo é analisar as alterações nos sinais vitais de pacientes em pós-operatório de cirurgias cardíacas, mediante intensidade de dor referida. Trata-se de estudo descritivo-exploratório, que utilizou o método de análise quantitativa na investigação de 38 pacientes submetidos à primeira renovação de curativos. A análise dos dados, mensurados antes e após a realização do procedimento de enfermagem, indicaram que a manifestação da dor ocorreu em diferentes classificações. As princi...

  2. Insuficiência cardíaca de alto débito devida a fístula coronária

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    Petrucci Jr Orlando; Oliveira Pedro Paulo M. de; Leme Jr Cid de Abreu; Coelho Otávio Rizzi; Schellini Fernando A. Barca; Nogueira Eduardo Arantes; Vieira Reinaldo W.; Braile Domingo Marcolino

    1998-01-01

    Em mulher de 45 anos, apresentando quadro de insuficiência cardíaca classe funcional III e dor torácica atípica, foi evidenciada dilatação importante da coronária direita e sua drenagem para o átrio direito, demonstrada na ecocardiografia transtorácica e confirmada pela angiografia coronária. A paciente foi submetida a cirurgia, encontrando-se um ramo único desembocando no átrio direito, que foi ligado. Sua evolução pós-operatória foi boa estando, há três anos, livre de qualquer sintomatologi...

  3. Estetoscópio digital como ferramenta inovadora no ensino da ausculta cardíaca Digital stethoscope as an innovative tool on the teaching of auscultatory skills

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    Claudio Tinoco Mesquita

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O exame físico cardiovascular, em particular a ausculta cardíaca, é uma das habilidades clínicas mais difíceis para os alunos durante seu treinamento médico. Estudos sugerem que o uso de tecnologias, como o estetoscópio digital, aumente a acurácia do exame clínico, entretanto, seu impacto no ensino da propedêutica da ausculta cardíaca em alunos de graduação de Medicina não é conhecido. O objetivo é demonstrar a utilidade do estetoscópio digital, em comparação com métodos tradicionais, como instrumento de ensino da ausculta cardíaca. Estudo de intervenção, longitudinal, controlado, unicêntrico e randomizado. Foram inscritos 38 alunos de medicina para um curso de semiologia cardiovascular com duração de oito semanas. Definiu-se um programa com aulas expositivas e à beira do leito nas enfermarias de Cardiologia. Nas aulas práticas, os alunos foram randomizados em dois grupos: 1 (n = 21 estetoscópio digital (Littmann® modelo 3200, 3M; e 2 (n = 17 estetoscópios convencionais. Foi realizada uma avaliação pré-treinamento, através de um teste utilizando o software Heart Sounds®, que foi repetida ao final do curso. As médias das avaliações foram comparadas pelo teste T pareado e não pareado. Observa-se que, ao final do curso, houve uma melhora significativamente maior no grupo que utilizou o estetoscópio digital (51,9% quando comparado ao grupo que utilizou o estetoscópio convencional (29,5%. Intervenções de curta duração para o ensino de semiologia cardíaca são capazes de contribuir de modo significativo para melhora da proficiência da identificação dos sons cardíacos. O uso do estetoscópio digital demonstrou ser um fator positivo no ensino dessas habilidades.Physical cardiovascular examination, particularly cardiac auscultation, is one of the most difficult clinical skills for students during their medical training. Studies suggest that the use of technologies such as digital stethoscope increase the

  4. Producción científica en enfermería de urgencias cardíacas y coronarias. Análisis de la literatura

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    Castro Teijeiro, Jesús

    2010-01-01

    Objetivo principal: conocer cuánto y cómo se está publicando en el ámbito de la enfermería de urgencias cardíacas y coronarias, y cómo se recupera esa literatura. Metodología: la búsqueda bibliográfica se hizo en Medline y Cinahl, utilizando como palabras clave "Emergency Nursing"[Mesh] AND "Heart Diseases"[Mesh]; en Cuiden y en el IME, utilizando como palabras clave “Enferm*” “Card*” y “Urgen*”. Se ha limitado la búsqueda a los artículos publicados entre 2003 y 2008, ambos incluidos. Las ...

  5. Infarto de miocardio, infarto social. La experiencia de las restricciones en un programa de rehabilitación cardíaca

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    Arenas Paños, Miquel

    2016-01-01

    La investigació aprofundeix en l’experiència de les persones que han patit un infart agut de miocardi i després, en el marc de la prevenció secundària de la cardiopatia isquèmica, segueixen un programa de rehabilitació cardíaca on les seves pràctiques es veuen qüestionades per les recomanacions d’educació sanitària rebudes al programa. El menjar, l’activitat, física, el tabaquisme o l’estrès adquireixen nous significats quan la nova normativa qüestiona el passat i projecta incertesa i vulner...

  6. O trabalho da enfermagem no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca: uma revisão integrativa

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    Ana Paula Azevedo Santos; Ana Maria Laus; Silvia Helena Henriques Camelo

    2015-01-01

    Este estudo teve o objetivo de identificar, por meio de produções científicas nacionais e internacionais, os cuidados desenvolvidos pela equipe de enfermagem durante a assistência ao paciente no pósoperatório de cirurgia cardíaca. Trata-se de uma revisão integrativa realizada por meio de busca às bases PubMed, LILACS, CINAHL, SCOPUS e BDENF no período de fevereiro a junho de 2014, com o seguinte questionamento: “Quais os cuidados realizados pela equipe de enfermagem ao paciente no pós-operató...

  7. Expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of calmodulin in complex with the regulatory domain of the plasma-membrane Ca2+-ATPase ACA8

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    Tidow, Henning; Hein, Kim Langmach; Bækgaard, Lone;

    2010-01-01

    of calcium-bound calmodulin (Ca(2+)-CaM) to this tail and a conformational change that displaces the autoinhibitory tail from the catalytic domain. The complex between calmodulin and the regulatory domain of the plasma-membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase ACA8 from Arabidopsis thaliana has been crystallized. The......Plasma-membrane Ca(2+)-ATPases (PMCAs) are calcium pumps that expel Ca(2+) from eukaryotic cells to maintain overall Ca(2+) homoeostasis and to provide local control of intracellular Ca(2+) signalling. They are of major physiological importance, with different isoforms being essential, for example...... crystals belonged to space group C2, with unit-cell parameters a = 176.8, b = 70.0, c = 69.8 A, beta = 113.2 degrees. A complete data set was collected to 3.0 A resolution and structure determination is in progress in order to elucidate the mechanism of PMCA activation by calmodulin....

  8. Estudo da reprodutibilidade da frequência cardíaca e perceção subjetiva do esforço no Power Jump

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    Macêdo, Idamélia Oliota Ribeiro de

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    Dissertação de Mestrado em Ciências do Desporto, Especialização em Avaliação e Prescrição nas Atividades Físicas Desportivas A procura pela prática de exercícios físicos em academias tem crescido a cada dia em busca da estética e saúde. Os programas em academia de ginástica têm oferecido diferentes metodologias inovadoras como forma de estratégia na motivação e adesão dos seus praticantes. O objetivo deste estudo foi Investigar a reprodutibilidade da frequência cardíaca (FC) e perceção sub...

  9. El Sulfato de Magnesio prepinzamiento aórtico como preservador energético en cirugía cardíaca

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    Santos Gracia, José Juan

    2003-01-01

    Hay evidencia de un déficit crónico de magnesio en la población mundial atribuido a ingestión deficitaria. En los cardiópatas, la utilización de drogas depletoras agrava este déficit y contribuye a la aparición de arritmias malignas. El magnesio ha sido recomendado en el tratamiento del Infarto Agudo del Miocardio por preservar la energía de la célula cardíaca isquémica o reperfundida desde la era “pretrombolítica” y en todas las variantes de arritmias. Sin embargo, su utilización en cardioci...

  10. Cuidados imediatos no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca Immediate post-operative care following cardiac surgery

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    Paulo Ramos David João

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apresentar uma rotina de atendimento para crianças submetidas à cirurgia cardíaca. FONTES DOS DADOS: Realizada revisão bibliográfica através de bancos de dados (Medline, Mdconsult, PubMed, analisando as condutas sugeridas por diversos serviços fora do Brasil e comparando com a rotina de atendimento no Hospital Infantil Pequeno Príncipe, de Curitiba, onde foram realizadas cerca de 8.000 cirurgias cardíacas desde 1977 até abril de 2003. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: O serviço citado é referência em cardiologia e cirurgia cardíaca no estado do Paraná e estados vizinhos. A evolução das condições de diagnóstico, preparo da equipe clínica e cirúrgica, unidade de terapia intensiva (UTI melhor equipada com monitorização mais avançada, equipe da UTI com pessoal treinado em todas as áreas para fazer pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca, estrutura hospitalar adequada, oferecendo atendimento avançado em todas as especialidades pediátricas e paramédicas, fazem com que o resultado das intervenções cirúrgicas realizadas em crianças com cardiopatias congênitas ou adquiridas, principalmente nos recém-nascidos e lactentes jovens com cardiopatias complexas, apresente sensível melhora quando comparado com anos anteriores. CONCLUSÃO: As crianças com cardiopatias, principalmente as complexas, devem ser encaminhadas para um local que seja centro de referência, onde haja condições para um atendimento global no pré, per e pós-operatório.OBJECTIVE: To present a care routine for children submitted to heart surgery. SOURCE OF DATA: Literature review of Medscape, MD Consult and PubMed. Analysis of the suggested conducts adopted by various services from different countries and comparison with the care routine at the Pequeno Príncipe Children's Hospital (Curitiba, state of Paraná, where approximately 8,000 heart surgeries were performed in children from 1977 to April 2003. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS: Our hospital is a reference

  11. Optimization of immobilization technology conditions for GL-7-ACA acylase%GL-7-ACA酰化酶的固定化工艺条件优化

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    郭璐; 黎继烈; 王卫; 罗倩; 朱晓媛

    2013-01-01

    采用单因素和Box-Behnken实验对LX-1000EP树脂固定化戊二酰-7-氨基头孢烷酸酰化酶的工艺条件进行优化.首先通过单因素设计研究载体用量、缓冲液pH值、时间、温度四个因素对固定化戊二酰-7-氨基头孢烷酸酰化酶活力的影响,在此基础上,利用响应面试验设计对LX-1000EP树脂固定化戊二酰-7-氨基头孢烷酸酰化酶的条件进行优化.载体用量、缓冲液pH值、时间、温度对固定化戊二酰-7-氨基头孢烷酸酰化酶都有影响,固定化最佳工艺条件为:载体用量3.3 g、pH值7.9、时间40 h、温度25℃,在此条件下固定化酶活力达到(69.5±0.8) U/g,酶活回收率达到42.41%.将响应面法应用于固定化戊二酰-7-氨基头孢烷酸酰化酶条件的优化是可行的.%The immobilization technology conditions of GL-7-ACA acylase with LX-1000EP resin were optimized by using single factor analytical methodology and Box-Behnken experimental design.Firstly,the effects of carrier dosage,buffer solution pH,time and temperature on the vitality of GL-7-ACA acylase were investigated by adopting single factor design,based on which,the immobilization conditions were optimized by response surface methodology.The results show that the four factors all had effects on immobilized GL-7-ACA acylase activity,and the optimal immobilization conditions are as follows:3.3 of the carrier dosage,pH 7.9,time 40 hours and temperature 25 ℃.Under these appropriate conditions above,the immobilized enzyme,s activity was 69.5 ± 0.8U/g,the activity recovery was 42.41%.So it is feasible to optimize the immobilization conditions of GL-7-ACA acylase with LX-1000EP by using response surface methodology.

  12. Viability and growth characteristics of Lactobacillus in soymilk supplemented with B-vitamins.

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    Ewe, Joo-Ann; Wan-Abdullah, Wan-Nadiah; Liong, Min-Tze

    2010-02-01

    Ten strains of Lactobacillus were evaluated for their viability in soymilk. Lactobacillus acidophilus ATCC 314, L. acidophilus FTDC 8833, L. acidophilus FTDC 8633 and L. gasseri FTDC 8131 displayed higher viability in soymilk and were thus selected to be evaluated for viability and growth characteristics in soymilk supplemented with B-vitamins. Pour plate analyses showed that the supplementation of all B-vitamins studied promoted the growth of lactobacilli to a viable count exceeding 7 log CFU/ml. alpha-Galactosidase specific activity of lactobacilli as determined spectrophotometrically showed an increase upon supplementation of B-vitamins. High-performance liquid chromatography analyses revealed that this led to increased hydrolysis of soy oligosaccharides and subsequently higher utilization of simple sugars. Production of organic acids as determined via high-performance liquid chromatography also showed an increase, accompanied by a decrease in pH of soymilk. Additionally, the supplementation of B-vitamins also promoted the synthesis of riboflavin and folic acid by lactobacilli in soymilk. Our results indicated that B-vitamin-supplemented soymilk is a good proliferation medium for strains of lactobacilli. PMID:19961357

  13. El aumento del riesgo de mortalidad en la cirugía cardíaca. ¿Realmente estamos operando pacientes con incremento del riesgo?

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    Raúl A. Borracci

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Aunque varios estudios parecen demostrar el aumento en el tiempo del riesgo quirúrgico de los candidatos a cirugía cardíaca, la mayoría de las comunicaciones se basan en su incremento promedio, sin analizar la verdadera distribución por grupos de riesgo. Con el objetivo de evaluar si en la actualidad existe un aumento del riesgo de mortalidad en la cirugía cardíaca en nuestro medio respecto del riesgo de una década atrás, basándonos no sólo en la variación promedio, sino también en la distribución de dichos riesgos, se compararon en forma retrospectiva las distribuciones relativas de los riesgos de mortalidad con el puntaje ( score de Parsonnet en dos series de cirugías: 464 operados entre 1993 y 1995 versus 502 intervenidos entre 2004 y 2005. La distribución de frecuencias relativas mostró que en el período 2004-2005 creció la proporción de pacientes con riesgo más alto (8% a 13%; p < 0,05 y, paradójicamente, también se incrementó el porcentaje de operados dentro del grupo con el menor riesgo (18% a 28%; p < 0,05, lo cual llevó a que el puntaje de riesgo promedio no aumentara significativamente ( 8,2 a 9,2; p = ns.

  14. Lesões de pele no intra-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca: incidência e caracterização

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    Geisa Aguiari Carneiro

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo exploratório, descritivo e de coorte o objetivo principal foi verificar a incidência de pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca que desenvolveram lesões de pele no período intra-operatório, caracterizar as lesões. A coleta de dados foi realizada no Centro Cirúrgico (CC de um hospital público de ensino, de atenção terciária à saúde, predominantemente cirúrgico, especializado em cardiologia no Município de São Paulo. A amostra do estudo foi de 182 pacientes. O estudo foi feito com um p significativo (<0,05 frente aos testes estatísticos não-paramétricos. Quanto à incidência de pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca, que desenvolveram lesões de pele em decorrência do período intra-operatório, obteve-se incidência de 20,9%. Tivemos que 19,2% das lesões apresentaram-se como Úlceras por Pressão (UP no estágio I; 1,1% das lesões caracterizaram-se como abrasão; 1,1% feridas incisas; 0,5% laceração; 0,5% queimadura elétrica superficial e 0,5% UP no estágio II.

  15. Utilization of an auxotrophic strain of the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica to improve gamma-decalactone production yields.

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    Pagot, Y; Endrizzi, A; Nicaud, J M; Belin, J M

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    gamma-Decalactone is an aroma compound with a pleasant peachy odour. Most industrial processes use the bioconversion of ricinoleic acid by yeasts to produce gamma-decalactone. Peroxisomal beta-oxidation activity is responsible for the bioconversion. Some yeasts, Yarrowia lipolytica in particular, grow during the bioconversion, yielding a low bioconversion rate. Auxotrophy for uracil of a genetically engineered Y. lipolytica strain was used to prevent growth in the bioconversion medium. beta-Oxidation activities and gamma-decalactone production of the auxotrophic strain were measured and compared with a wild-type strain in media supplemented or not. Induction of beta-oxidation was observed in the non-supplemented medium, although to a lesser extent than in supplemented medium. Aroma productivity of the auxotrophic strain in the supplemented medium was similar to that observed for the wild-type strain in both media. However, in the non-supplemented medium the productivity of the auxotrophic strain was 10-20-fold higher. PMID:9281859

  16. Weakly Distributive Modules. Applications to Supplement Submodules

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    Engin Büyükaşik; Yilmaz M Demirci

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    In this paper, we define and study weakly distributive modules as a proper generalization of distributive modules. We prove that, weakly distributive supplemented modules are amply supplemented. In a weakly distributive supplemented module every submodule has a unique coclosure. This generalizes a result of Ganesan and Vanaja. We prove that -projective duo modules, in particular commutative rings, are weakly distributive. Using this result we obtain that in a commutative ring supplements are unique. This generalizes a result of Camillo and Lima. We also prove that any weakly distributive $\\oplus$-supplemented module is quasi-discrete.

  17. Particle Suspension Mechanisms - Supplemental Material

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    This supplemental material provides a brief introduction to particle suspension mechanisms that cause exfoliated skin cells to become and remain airborne. The material presented here provides additional context to the primary manuscript and serves as background for designing possible future studies to assess the impact of skin cells as a source of infectious aerosols. This introduction is not intended to be comprehensive and interested readers are encouraged to consult the references cited.

  18. Synthetic Androgens as Designer Supplements

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    Joseph, Jan Felix; Parr, Maria Kristina

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    Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are some of the most common performance enhancing drugs (PED) among society. Despite the broad spectrum of adverse effects and legal consequences, AAS are illicitly marketed and distributed in many countries. To circumvent existing laws, the chemical structure of AAS is modified and these designer steroids are sold as nutritional supplements mainly over the Internet. Several side effects are linked with AAS abuse. Only little is known about the pharmacologic...

  19. Dietary Supplements in Multiple Sclerosis

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    Alajbegović, A.; Alajbegović, S.; Đelilović-Vranić, J

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    Replacement therapy is a treatment that is not based on accepted medical knowledge and science that is not in accordance with current medical doctrine. Additional treatment is not contrary to the accepted doctrine of medical schools, but serves only as a supplement to the accepted treatment. Most general practitioners in England and Germany do not contradict these forms of treatment. On average 2/3 of patients with MS in the course of the disease try alternate options and additional tre...

  20. Sprains and Strains

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    ... people at risk for strains. Gymnastics, tennis, rowing, golf, and other sports that require extensive gripping can ... Trials and You was designed to help people learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and ...

  1. The strained state cosmology

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    Tartaglia, Angelo

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    Starting from some relevant facts concerning the behaviour of the universe over large scale and time span, the analogy between the geometric approach of General Relativ- ity and the classical description of an elastic strained material continuum is discussed. Extending the elastic deformation approach to four dimensions it is shown that the accelerated expansion of the universe is recovered. The strain field of space-time repro- duces properties similar to the ones ascribed to the dark energy currently called in to explain the accelerated expansion. The strain field in the primordial universe behaves as radiation, but asymptotically it reproduces the cosmological constant. Subjecting the theory to a number of cosmological tests confirms the soundness of the approach and gives an optimal value for the one parameter of the model, i.e. the bulk modulus of the space-time continuum. Finally various aspects of the Strained State Cosmology (SSC) are discussed and contrasted with some non-linear massive gravity theor...

  2. An Ultrasonic Strain Gauge

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    Kersemans, Mathias; Allaer, Klaas; Degrieck, Joris; Van Den Abeele, Koen; Pyl, Lincy; Zastavnik, Filip; Sol, Hugo; Van Paegem, Wim

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    A method is introduced for the measurements of strain exploiting the interaction between ultrasound waves and characteristics of the insonified specimen. First, the response of obliquely incident harmonic waves to a deterministic surface roughness is utilized. Analysis of backscattered amplitudes in Bragg diffraction geometry then yields a measure for the in-plane strain field by mapping any shift in angular dependency. Secondly, the analysis of the reflection characteristics of normal incide...

  3. Estudo comparativo de eco-Doppler com arteriografia na avaliação da doença oclusiva aorto-ilíaca Comparative study of Doppler ultrasonography with arteriography in the evaluation of aortoiliac occlusive disease

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    Ricardo Cesar Rocha Moreira

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    Full Text Available Contexto: A arteriografia com contraste (AC tem sido o exame tradicional de avaliação de pacientes com suspeita de doença oclusiva aorto-ilíaca (DOAI. Recentemente, métodos menos invasivos, como a eco-Doppler, têm sido usados com a mesma finalidade. Objetivo: Comparar prospectivamente a eco-Doppler com a AC e eventual manometria arterial direta (MAD na avaliação pré-operatória de pacientes com suspeita de DOAI. Métodos: Foram submetidos a eco-Doppler e a AC 125 pacientes internados para tratamento de doença arterial oclusiva dos membros inferiores, avaliando comparativamente 552 segmentos da aorta infrarrenal e das artérias ilíacas comum e externa. As lesões encontradas foram classificadas em cinco categorias: 1 normal e estenose leve (0 a 19%; 2 estenose moderada (20 a 49%; 3 estenose significativa (50 a 79%; 4 estenose crítica (80 a 99%; e 5 oclusão total. A MAD foi usada em 19 segmentos de 15 pacientes para classificar lesões limítrofes entre duas categorias. Foram calculados índices de validade (sensibilidade, especificidade, valor preditivo positivo, valor preditivo negativo e acurácia para distinguir lesões hemodinamicamente significativas de não-significativas e para distinguir estenoses críticas de oclusões. O padrão-ouro foi AC, complementado pela MAD. Foram também calculados coeficientes de correlação kappa entre arteriografias e eco-Doppler para o conjunto dos segmentos aorto-ilíacos. Resultados: Lesões clinicamente relevantes (estenoses de 50 a 99% e oclusões totais foram observadas na eco-Doppler em 163 segmentos (29,5% e na AC em 158 segmentos (28,6%. A eco-Doppler mostrou altos índices de validade para distinguir lesões hemodinamicamente significativas de lesões não-significativas em todos os segmentos (acurácia = 92%; kappa = 0,81 e para diferenciar estenoses críticas de oclusões (acurácia = 86%; kappa = 0,73. Os índices de correlação entre os resultados das eco-Doppler e das AC foram

  4. Biosynthesis of poly(3-hydroxypropionate) from glycerol using engineered Klebsiella pneumoniae strain without vitamin B12

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    Feng, Xinjun; Xian, Mo; Liu, Wei; Xu, Chao; Zhang, Haibo; Zhao, Guang

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    Poly(3-hydroxypropionate) (P3HP) is a biodegradable and biocompatible thermoplastic. Previous studies demonstrated that engineered Escherichia coli strains can produce P3HP with supplementation of expensive vitamin B12. The present study examined the production of P3HP from glycerol in the recombinant Klebsiella pneumoniae strain, which naturally synthesizes vitamin B12. The genes glycerol dehydratase and its reactivation factor (dhaB123, gdrA, and gdrB from K. pneumoniae), aldehyde dehydroge...

  5. Reduction in squamous cell carcinomas in mouse skin by dietary zinc supplementation.

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    Sun, Jin; Shen, Rulong; Schrock, Morgan S; Liu, James; Pan, Xueliang; Quimby, Donald; Zanesi, Nicola; Druck, Teresa; Fong, Louise Y; Huebner, Kay

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    Inadequate dietary Zn consumption increases susceptibility to esophageal and other cancers in humans and model organisms. Since Zn supplementation can prevent cancers in rodent squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) models, we were interested in determining if it could have a preventive effect in a rodent skin cancer model, as a preclinical basis for considering a role for Zn in prevention of human nonmelanoma skin cancers, the most frequent cancers in humans. We used the 7,12-dimethyl benzanthracene carcinogen/phorbol myristate acetate tumor promoter treatment method to induce skin tumors in Zn-sufficient wild-type and Fhit (human or mouse protein) knockout mice. Fhit protein expression is lost in >50% of human cancers, including skin SCCs, and Fhit-deficient mice show increased sensitivity to carcinogen induction of tumors. We hypothesized that: (1) the skin cancer burdens would be reduced by Zn supplementation; (2) Fhit(-/-) (Fhit, murine fragile histidine triad gene) mice would show increased susceptibility to skin tumor induction versus wild-type mice. 30 weeks after initiating treatment, the tumor burden was increased ~2-fold in Fhit(-/-) versus wild-type mice (16.2 versus 7.6 tumors, P < 0.001); Zn supplementation significantly reduced tumor burdens in Fhit(-/-) mice (males and females combined, 16.2 unsupplemented versus 10.3 supplemented, P = 0.001). Most importantly, the SCC burden was reduced after Zn supplementation in both strains and genders of mice, most significantly in the wild-type males (P = 0.035). Although the mechanism(s) of action of Zn supplementation in skin tumor prevention is not known in detail, the Zn-supplemented tumors showed evidence of reduced DNA damage and some cohorts showed reduced inflammation scores. The results suggest that mild Zn supplementation should be tested for prevention of skin cancer in high-risk human cohorts. PMID:27185213

  6. Iodine Supplementation in the Newborn

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    Paolo Ghirri

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Iodine deficiency can be defined as the world’s greatest single cause of preventable brain damage. Fetal and neonatal hypothyroidism, caused by iodine deficiency can be prevented prior to conception and then during pregnancy and lactation when an adequate iodine supplementation is ensured. Extremely low birth weight preterm babies risk having a negative iodine balance status in the first weeks of life, exacerbating the hypothyroxinaemia of the prematurity. It is important to ensure that these babies are provided with an adequate iodine intake from the first days of life. Mothers and newborns should avoid environmental iodine excess during pregnancy or lactation.

  7. Consumer protection in the food supplements area

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    The topic of this diploma thesis is the Consumer protection in the food supplements area. The work has been devided into three parts. The first part is devoted to the overview about categorization of the products with the impact on health. This part of this work also includes the elementary terms, which are: food, food supplements, medicinal products, cosmetics products and medical devices. The second chapter is devoted to the matter of food supplements as such. The third chapter deals with t...

  8. Doença celíaca: sua relação com a saúde bucal Celiac disease's relationship with the oral health

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    Michelle Soares Rauen

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Doença Celíaca é uma intolerância permanente às proteínas contidas no glúten de alguns cereais, como o trigo, o centeio, a cevada e a aveia. A doença manifesta-se principalmente nos primeiros dois anos de vida, sendo o intestino delgado o principal órgão afetado, com manifestações clínicas de diarréia, vômitos e emagrecimento; porém, o diagnóstico, muitas vezes, é difícil, devido ao grande número de casos atípicos da doença. Nestes casos, os sintomas podem ser numerosos e diversificados, tais como baixa estatura, anemia, osteoporose, hipoplasia do esmalte dentário, além de sintomas próprios do quadro clínico de outras doenças imunológicas que podem associar-se à doença celíaca, tais como diabetes mellitus, dermatite herpertiforme, doenças da tireóide, alergia, estomatite aftosa recorrente, entre outras. Devido a essa associação, os profissionais da saúde procurados pelos pacientes podem não relacionar os sintomas à enteropatia; entretanto, esta, se não tratada, pode trazer várias outras complicações à saúde. O objetivo desta comunicação é demonstrar a importância das manifestações bucais, as quais, quando devidamente observadas, contribuem ao diagnóstico da doença celíaca.Celiac Disease is a permanent intolerance to proteins contained in the gluten of some cereals, such as wheat, rye, barley and oat. The disease appears mainly during the first two years of life, the small bowel being the main affected organ, with clinical manifestations such as diarrhea, vomiting and weight loss. The diagnosis, however, is often difficult, due to the large number of atypical manifestations of the disease. In such cases, numerous and diversified symptoms, such as low stature, anemia, osteoporosis, and dental enamel hypoplasia, may be concurrent with symptoms of immune diseases associated to the celiac disease (diabetes mellitus, dermatitis herpetiformis, thyroid diseases, allergy, and recurrent aphtous

  9. Glicemia perioperatória e complicações pós-operatórias em cirurgia cardíaca pediátrica

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    Rodrigo Leal Alves

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Anestesia para cirurgia cardíaca pediátrica é sistematicamente realizada em pacientes graves sob condições fisiológicas anormais. No intraoperatório, existem variações significativas da volemia, temperatura corporal, composição plasmática e fluxo sanguíneo tecidual, além de ativação da inflamação, com consequências importantes. Medidas seriadas da glicemia podem indicar estados de exacerbação da resposta neuroendocrinometabólica ao trauma servindo como marcadores prognóstico de morbidade nessa população. OBJETIVO: Correlacionar os níveis de glicemia do período perioperatório de crianças submetidas a cirurgia cardíaca com a ocorrência de complicações no pós-operatório e comparar os níveis intraoperatórios de glicemia de acordo com as condições perioperatórias. MÉTODOS: Informações referentes ao procedimento anestésico-cirúrgico e condições perioperatórias dos pacientes foram coletadas em prontuário. Comparações das médias dos valores perioperatórios da glicemia nos grupos de pacientes que apresentaram, ou não, complicações pós-operatórias e as frequências referentes às condições perioperatórias foram estabelecidas conforme cálculo da razão de chances e em análises univariáveis não paramétricas. RESULTADOS: Valores mais elevados de glicemia intraoperatória foram observados nos indivíduos que apresentaram complicações pós-operatórias. Prematuridade, faixa etária, tipo de anestesia e caráter do procedimento não apresentaram influência na média glicêmica do intraoperatório. O emprego de Circulação Extracorpórea (CEC esteve associado a maiores valores de glicemia durante a cirurgia. Nos procedimentos com CEC, maiores níveis glicêmicos foram observados nos indivíduos que evoluíram com infecção e complicações cardiovasculares, nas cirurgias sem CEC essa mesma associação ocorreu com complicações infecciosas e hematológicas. CONCLUSÃO: N

  10. Discordância de apresentação da doença celíaca em gêmeos monozigóticos

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    Magda Bahia

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    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: A doença celíaca é uma enteropatia autoimune causada pela sensibilidade ao glúten em indivíduos geneticamente predispostos. Apesar da característica genética da doença, estudos demonstram discordância de 30% na sua apresentação em gêmeos monozigóticos. OBJETIVO: Apresentar dois pares de gêmeos monozigóticos, comprovados por estudos genéticos, discordantes para apresentação da doença celíaca. MÉTODO: Os pacientes foram acompanhados no Serviço de Gastroenterologia Pediátrica do Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais desde 1990, sendo submetidos a exames clínicos periódicos, biopsias intestinais e sorologia para anticorpos IgG e IgA antigliadina, determinados pela técnica de ELISA (ensaio imunoenzimático, e anticorpos classe IgA antiendomísio, determinados pela técnica de imunofluorescência indireta. Estudos genéticos foram realizados através da técnica de amplificação por PCR e posterior tipagem de loci de microssatélites do tipo STR (short tandem repeats. RESULTADOS: Em cada par de gêmeos, apenas um apresentou doença celíaca até o momento, mostrando que, apesar do genótipo idêntico, este não foi o único determinante para a expressão da doença. CONCLUSÃO: Outros fatores, ambientais e genéticos, parecem contribuir para determinação da doença.CONTEXT: The celiac disease is an immune-mediated enteropathy caused by a permanent sensitivity to gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. Despite the genetic characteristic of the disease, studies show discrepancy of 30% in its presentation in monozygotic twins. OBJECTIVE: To present two pairs of monozygotic confirmed by genetic study and discordant for presentation of celiac disease. METHODS: The patients were followed up at the Pediatric Gastroenterology Service - Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, MG, Brazil, since 1990, and were submitted to periodical clinical examinations, intestinal

  11. Sumário de atualização da II Diretriz Brasileira de Insuficiência Cardíaca Aguda 2009/2011

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    Marcelo Westerlund Montera

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Nos últimos dois anos, observamos diversas modificações na abordagem diagnóstica e terapêutica dos pacientes com Insuficiência Cardíaca aguda (IC aguda, o que nos motivou quanto à necessidade da realização de um sumário de atualização da II Diretriz Brasileira de Insuficiência Cardíaca Aguda de 2009. Na avaliação diagnóstica, o fluxograma diagnóstico foi simplificado e foi fortalecido o papel da avaliação clínica e ecocardiograma. Na avaliação clínico-hemodinâmica admissional, o ecocardiograma hemodinâmico ganhou destaque no auxilio da definição dessa condição no paciente com IC aguda na sala de emergência. Na avaliação prognóstica, os biomarcadores tiveram seu papel mais bem estabelecido, e a síndrome cardiorrenal teve seus critérios e valor prognóstico mais bem definidos. Os fluxogramas de abordagem terapêutica foram revistos, tornando-se mais simples e objetivos. Dentre os avanços na terapêutica medicamentosa destacam-se a segurança e a importância da manutenção ou introdução dos betabloqueadores na terapêutica admissional. A anticoagulação, de acordo com as novas evidências, ganha um espectro maior de indicações. O edema agudo de pulmão tem bem estabelecido os seus modelos hemodinâmicos de apresentação com suas distintas formas de abordagens terapêuticas, com novos níveis de indicação e evidência. No tratamento cirúrgico da IC aguda, a revascularização miocárdica, a abordagem das lesões mecânicas e o transplante cardíaco foram revistos e atualizados. Este sumário de atualização fortalece a II Diretriz Brasileira de Insuficiência Cardíaca Aguda por mantê-la atualizada e rejuvenescida. Todos os clínicos cardiologistas que lidam com pacientes com IC aguda encontrarão na diretriz e em seu sumário de atualização importantes instrumentos no auxílio da prática clínica para o melhor diagnóstico e tratamento de seus pacientes.

  12. Probiotic supplementation and fast freezing to improve quality attributes and oxidation stability of frozen chicken breast muscle

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    The objective of this study was to determine the effects of probiotic supplementation and fast freezing on quality attributes and oxidation stability of frozen/thawed chicken breast meat. Broilers were fed with a basal diet or the basal diet plus 250 ppm Sporulin (three strains of Bacillus subtilis)...

  13. Overview of Dietary Supplements in Prostate Cancer.

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    Yacoubian, Aline; Dargham, Rana Abu; Khauli, Raja B; Bachir, Bassel G

    2016-11-01

    Prostate cancer is a key health concern for men with its etiology still under investigation. Recently, the role of dietary supplements has been noted to have a major inhibitory effect on prostate cancer and numerous studies have been conducted in this regard. This review provides a summary on numerous recent studies conducted in this field. Some of the studies reviewed revealed a protective role for supplements, and others showed no correlation while some even had an adverse effect. The mechanism of how these supplements act on the prostate is still not clear. Further studies are warranted especially for supplements that have been shown to have a potential inhibitory role in prostate cancer.

  14. Control de la glucemia en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardíaca: Informe del Consejo de Emergencias de la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología

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    Mariano N. Benzadón

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available La hiperglucemia en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardÍaca es un hallazgo frecuente asociado a peor evolución, que afecta tanto a diabéticos como no diabéticos. A pesar de las múltiples publicaciones disponibles, aún no existe un abordaje universalmente aceptado a este problema. En una iniciativa originada en el Consejo de Emergencias de la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología, se convocó a expertos de nuestro medio con el propósito de debatir cómo debe ser el manejo de la glucemia en el paciente crítico cardiovascular. Este documento refleja lo discutido en este evento académico con la intención de resumir los principales aspectos del control de la glucemia en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardíaca.

  15. Hemocromatosis primaria. Detección precoz de compromiso miocárdico a través de la resonancia magnética cardíaca

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    Laura Dragonetti

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La hemocromatosis primaria es la enfermedad genética más común de Occidente (1 de cada 300 a 400 personas. El compromiso cardíaco durante sus estadios iniciales no se detecta por las técnicas de diagnóstico por imágenes y es durante este período cuando sobrevienen arritmias potencialmente letales. A través de la resonancia magnética cardíaca (RMC con su secuencia de T2 estrella es posible detectar precozmente la afectación cardíaca y permite estratificar el riesgo y monitorizar la evolución del tratamiento de los pacientes afectados.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:56-59

  16. Fisioterapia respiratória e sua aplicabilidade no período pré-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca Respiratory physiotherapy and its application in preoperative period of cardiac surgery

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    Regina Coeli Vasques de Miranda; Susimary Aparecida Trevizan Padulla; Carolina Rodrigues Bortolatto

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    Procedimentos cirúrgicos torácicos podem alterar a mecânica respiratória, repercutindo na função pulmonar. A presença de profissionais fisioterapeutas é fundamental no preparo e na reabilitação dos indivíduos que são submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca, visto que dispõem de um grande arsenal de técnicas. O objetivo foi verificar a efetividade de exercícios respiratórios, com e sem a utilização de dispositivos, e o treinamento muscular respiratório pré-cirurgia cardíaca na redução das complicações ...

  17. Importância da fisioterapia no pré e pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca pediátrica Importance of pre- and postoperative physiotherapy in pediatric cardiac surgery

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    Simone Cavenaghi; Silvia Cristina Garcia de Moura; Thalis Henrique da Silva; Talita Daniela Venturinelli; Lais Helena Carvalho Marino; Neuseli Marino Lamari

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    Complicações no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca pediátrica são freqüentes, destacando-se a atelectasia e a pneumonia. A fisioterapia contribui significativamente no tratamento destas complicações. Desta forma, este estudo buscou agrupar e atualizar os conhecimentos da atuação fisioterapêutica no pré-operatório e nas complicações pulmonares do pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca pediátrica. Observou-se a eficácia do tratamento fisioterapêutico por meio de diferentes técnicas específicas e ...

  18. Fisioterapia pré-operatória na prevenção das complicações pulmonares em cirurgia cardíaca pediátrica Preoperative physiotherapy in prevention of pulmonary complications in pediatric cardiac surgery

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    Josiane Marques Felcar; José Carlos dos Santos Guitti; Antônio César Marson; Jefferson Rosa Cardoso

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    OBJETIVO: Avaliar a incidência e o risco de complicações pulmonares em crianças submetidas a intervenção fisioterapêutica pré e pós-operatória nas cirurgias cardíacas, bem como comparar com aquelas submetidas apenas a intervenção fisioterapêutica pós-operatória. MÉTODOS: Ensaio clínico aleatório, que incluiu 135 pacientes de zero a 6 anos com cardiopatias congênitas, submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca. Os pacientes foram aleatorizados para grupo intervenção (G1), que realizou fisioterapia pré e p...

  19. Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID): New Tool for Assessing Nutrient Intake from Dietary Supplements

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    Accurate information on the nutrient composition of dietary supplements is essential for determining their contribution to dietary intake. This year, the preliminary release of dietary supplement composition information is now available for researchers' use in evaluating diet and health interrelatio...

  20. [Antimicrobial susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains determined by disk diffusion].

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    Llanes Caballero, R; Acosta Giraldo, J C; Sosa Puente, J; Guzmán Hernández, D; Gutiérrez González, O; Llop Hernández, A

    1999-01-01

    The Gonoccocus Laboratory of "Pedro Kourí" Tropical Medicine Institute carried out a study of in vitro susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to penicillin, tetracycline, cefuroxime ceftriaxone, cefotaxine and ciprofoxacin by means of a disk diffusion method with the culture medium agar base GC plus supplement. In the first phase, the method was standardized and the reference N. gonorrhoeae ATCC 49226 strain was used whereas in the second phase, 50 gonococcal strains isolated in 8 provinces during 1995 and 1996 were examined. The results of such standardization confirmed that the antimicrobial susceptibility values were within the allowable limits. 52 and 34% of strains were resistant to penicillin and tetracycline respectively and all of them showed susceptibility to the rest of evaluated antimicrobial drugs. We recommend the use of the disk diffusion method for surveillance of gonococci resistance to these drugs in our country. PMID:10887570

  1. The proteolytic potential of Candida albicans in human saliva supplemented with glucose.

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    Samaranayake, L P; Hughes, A; MacFarlane, T W

    1984-02-01

    The production of proteases by Candida albicans in batch cultures of human saliva supplemented with glucose was investigated with two clinical strains of Candida and both individual and pooled samples of whole saliva from volunteers. Salivary proteolysis during a 48-h period was estimated by biochemical and isoelectric focusing techniques. Candidal growth in saliva was associated with acid production and salivary proteolysis and there was a highly significant positive correlation between these two activities. Neither candidal growth nor proteolysis was observed in glucose-free control samples and with one strain of Candida cultured in the saliva of one individual. Isotachophoretic analysis of culture liquor showed a significant increase in acetate and pyruvate ions. The oral cavity provides niches that have a low pH and are periodically supplemented with dietary carbohydrates. The acidic proteases of C. albicans may play a role in the pathogenesis of oral candidoses. PMID:6363704

  2. Hematoma disecante intramiocárdico: una forma poco frecuente de rotura cardíaca Intramyocardial dissecting haematoma: an unusual form of cardiac rupture

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    F.J. García Fernández

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available El hematoma disecante intramiocárdico es una complicación mecánica del infarto agudo de miocardio que consiste en la formación de una neocavitación causada por la disección hemorrágica entre las fibras espirales miocárdicas y que se encuentra contenida dentro del miocardio. Es una rotura de pared libre que aparece en el 9% de las autopsias de roturas cardíacas postinfarto. Su diagnóstico es complejo y aparece en la mayor parte de los pacientes "postmortem". Comentamos el caso de un paciente de 69 años que sufrió un infarto posterolateral y fue tratado con angioplastia primaria/ stent en las primeras horas así como con ácido acetil salicílico, clopidogrel, heparina sódica y antagonistas de GPIIb-IIIa. En las siguientes horas presentó esta rara forma de rotura cardíaca que le llevó al shock cardiogénico y le causó la muerte. Se revisa la fisiopatología, diagnóstico y manejo de esta entidad que presenta una alta letalidad (90% en los pacientes tratados médicamente y cuyo único tratamiento es la cirugía.The intramyocardial dissecting haematoma is an unusual rupture of the left ventricular wall, complicating acute myocardial infarction. The mechanism is an hemorrhagic dissection among the spiral myocardial fibres creating a neocavitation limited by the myocardium. It appears in 9% of left ventricular wall ruptures, complicating acute myocardial infarction. Diagnosis is often difficult and in most of the cases it is post-mortem. We present the case report of a 69 year old patient who suffered a posterolateral acute myocardial infarction treated with primary PTCA/Stent plus AAS, clopidogrel, unfractioned heparin bolus and GP IIb- IIIa inhibitors. In the following few hours he suffered this unusual form of cardiac rupture that took him into cardiogenic shock and finally led to his death. The pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of this lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction (90% mortality in the medically

  3. É necessário suspender o betabloqueador na insuficiência cardíaca descompensada com baixo débito?

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    Marcelo Villaça Lima

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Há evidências de que a suspensão do betabloqueador (BB na descompensação cardíaca pode aumentar mortalidade. A dobutamina (dobuta é o inotrópico mais utilizado na descompensação, no entanto, BB e dobuta atuam no mesmo receptor com ações antagônicas, e o uso concomitante dos dois fármacos poderia dificultar a compensação. OBJETIVO: Avaliar se a manutenção do BB associado à dobuta dificulta a compensação cardíaca. MÉTODOS: Estudados 44 pacientes com FEVE < 45% e necessidade de inotrópico. Divididos em três grupos de acordo com o uso de BB. Grupo A (n=8: os que não usavam BB na admissão; Grupo B (n=25: os que usavam BB, porém foi suspenso para iniciar a dobuta; Grupo C (n=11: os que usaram BB concomitante à dobuta. Para comparação dos grupos, foram utilizados os testes t de Student, exato de Fisher e qui-quadrado. Considerado significante p < 0,05. RESULTADOS: FEVE média de 23,8 ± 6,6%. O tempo médio do uso de dobuta foi semelhante nos três grupos (p=0,35, e o uso concomitante da dobuta com o BB não aumentou o tempo de internação (com BB 20,36 ± 11,04 dias vs sem BB 28,37 ± 12,76 dias, p=NS. Na alta, a dose do BB foi superior nos pacientes em que a medicação não foi suspensa (35,8 ± 16,8 mg/dia vs 23,0 ± 16,7 mg/dia, p=0,004. CONCLUSÃO: A manutenção do BB associado à dobuta não aumentou o tempo de internação e não foi acompanhada de pior evolução. Os pacientes que não suspenderam o BB tiveram alta com doses mais elevadas do medicamento.

  4. Complicações microvasculares e disfunção autonômica cardíaca em pacientes com diabete melito tipo 1

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    Fernando K Almeida

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A presença de neuropatia autonômica cardíaca (NAC em pacientes com diabete melito (DM está associada a aumento da mortalidade e a complicações crônicas microvasculares do diabete. OBJETIVO: Investigar uma possível associação entre achados sugestivos de NAC durante a realização do teste ergométrico (TE e nefropatia e retinopatia em pacientes com DM tipo 1. MÉTODOS: Realizamos um estudo transversal com 84 pacientes com DM tipo 1. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos à avaliação clínica e laboratorial e realizaram TE, sendo que aqueles que apresentaram achados sugestivos de isquemia miocárdica foram excluídos da análise dos dados (n = 3. A avaliação de complicações microvasculares (retinopatia e nefropatia foi realizada na amostra. RESULTADOS: Os pacientes com nefropatia e aqueles com retinopatia atingiram uma frequência cardíaca (FC durante o pico de exercício (FC máxima menor e apresentaram aumento menor da FC em relação ao repouso (ΔFC pico quando comparados com aqueles sem estas complicações. Esses pacientes também apresentaram menor redução da FC no segundo e 4º minutos após o final do teste (ΔFC recuperação dois e 4 minutos. Após realização de análise multivariada com controle para os possíveis fatores de confusão, os ΔFC recuperação em dois e 4 minutos, FC máxima e o ΔFC pico permaneceram significativamente associados à retinopatia; e os ΔFC recuperação no segundo e 4º minutos permaneceram associados à presença de nefropatia. CONCLUSÃO: O TE pode ser considerado um instrumento adicional para a detecção precoce de NAC e para identificar pacientes em maior risco para complicações microvasculares do diabete.

  5. Análisis de costos hospitalarios de la insuficiencia cardíaca con función sistólica conservada versus deteriorada

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    Mariano A. Giorgi,

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available IntroducciónLa insuficiencia cardíaca (IC es un problema de salud de creciente importancia, especialmente entre los pacientes añosos. Sobre la base de la función sistólica del ventrículo izquierdo (FSVI, existen dos tipos de insuficiencia cardíaca (IC con FSVI deteriorada e IC con FSVI conservada que se caracterizan por tener diferencias fisiopatológicas y clínicas. Nuestra hipótesis es que esto podría devenir en una diferente utilización de los recursos de la salud.Pese a su importancia, no existen en la Argentina registros que comparen los costos hospitalarios de estas dos formas de IC en pacientes añosos, población en la que predomina la IC con FSVI conservada (fracción de eyección ≥ 50%.ObjetivoAnalizar los costos hospitalarios de estas dos formas de IC en pacientes añosos.Material y métodosSe analizaron datos de 133 pacientes añosos internados por IC. La muestra se dividió según la FSVI; se compararon las características previas y durante la hospitalización y los costos totales desde la perspectiva del financiador.ResultadosLa IC con FSVI conservada fue más frecuente (55,6% y con predominio femenino. No se observaron grandes diferencias entre ambos grupos, excepto para el uso de espironolactona y la cantidad de medicaciones recibidas, que fue más frecuente en el grupo con FSVI deteriorada.Esta última presentó un costo total mayor (27% más respecto de la otra variante, mayor tiempo de internación y un costo de medicamentos más elevado.ConclusionesSi bien el número de pacientes es reducido, el presente trabajo brinda una aproximación acerca de la importancia del análisis de costos de ambas formas de IC en sujetos añosos en la Argentina, lo cual constituye el paso inicial para la proyección de los gastos en salud.

  6. Avaliação nutricional e consumo alimentar de pacientes com doença celíaca com e sem transgressão alimentar

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    Cristiana Santos Andreoli

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o estado nutricional e a ingestão de energia e de macronutrientes de pacientes com diagnóstico de doença celíaca que transgrediam ou não a dieta isenta de glúten. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 63 pacientes com doença celíaca: 34 crianças e 29 adolescentes. Transgressão à dieta isenta de glúten foi caracterizada por meio da dosagem sérica do anticorpo antitransglutaminase tissular recombiante humana. O estado nutricional foi avaliado com base nos escores-Z de peso/idade, estatura/idade e no índice de massa corporal. A ingestão alimentar foi avaliada por meio do inquérito alimentar de 24 horas. RESULTADOS: A transgressão à dieta sem glúten foi constatada em 41,2% das crianças e em 34,5% dos adolescentes. Nas crianças com transgressão alimentar, a média do escore-Z de estatura/idade foi inferior à das crianças do grupo que não transgredia (p=0,024. Todavia, o grupo com transgressão apresentou maior escore-Z do índice de massa corporal em relação aos que não transgrediam (p=0,021. Os adolescentes que não transgrediam apresentaram maior índice de massa corporal quando comparados aos que transgrediam a dieta (p=0,037. Em relação à ingestão alimentar, não se observou diferença estatística entre os grupos. Todavia, cerca de 70,0% das crianças e adolescentes apresentaram consumo de energia acima de 120,0% da recomendação. CONCLUSÃO: As crianças que transgrediam a dieta apresentaram menor escore-Z de estatura/idade e maior escore-Z para índice de massa corporal do que crianças que seguem sem transgressões alimentares. Os adolescentes que não transgrediam a dieta apresentaram maior média de índice de massa corporal quando comparados aos que transgrediam a dieta. Consumo energético elevado foi observado tanto nas crianças quanto nos adolescentes.

  7. Relação entre depressão, nível de BNP e comprometimento ventricular na insuficiência cardíaca

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    Vera Barretto Aguiar

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A depressão é uma comorbidade frequente na insuficiência cardíaca (IC, mas os mecanismos relacionados a pior evolução de pacientes deprimidos com IC ainda não estão esclarecidos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o papel da depressão grave na evolução dos pacientes com IC descompensada. MÉTODOS: Estudamos consecutivamente 43 pacientes com IC avançada e FE < 40,0%, hospitalizados para compensação cardíaca. Os pacientes, após história e exame físico, foram submetidos a exames laboratoriais, incluindo a dosagem de BNP. Após o diagnóstico de depressão, aplicou-se a escala de Hamilton-D. Depressão grave foi definida por escore igual ou maior que 18. As variáveis clínico-laboratoriais, segundo a presença ou não de depressão grave, foram analisadas pela regressão logística. A curva ROC definiu o ponto de corte para o BNP. RESULTADOS: Depressão grave ou muito grave foi identificada em 24 (55,8% pacientes. Os pacientes deprimidos graves não diferiram dos não deprimidos quanto à idade, sexo e função renal, mas apresentaram menor comprometimento cardíaco (FE 23,4 ± 7,2% vs 19,5 ± 5,2%; p = 0,046 e valores mais elevados do BNP (2.582,8 ± 1.596,6 pg/ml vs 1.206,6 ± 587,0 pg/ml; p < 0,001. Entretanto, os pacientes com BNP maior que 1.100 pg/ml tiveram 12,0 (odds ratio [IC 95%] = 2,61 - 55,26 vezes mais chance de desenvolverem quadros de depressão grave. CONCLUSÃO: Os pacientes com depressão grave apresentaram maior grau de estimulação neuro-hormonal, apesar do grau de disfunção ventricular ser menor. As alterações fisiopatológicas relacionadas à depressão, aumentando a estimulação neuro-hormonal e as citocinas, provavelmente contribuíram para essa maior manifestação clínica, mesmo em presença de menor dano cardíaco.

  8. Atividade colinesterásica no plasma e em eritrócitos de pacientes com as formas cardíaca e indeterminada da doença de Chagas

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    Roseli A.S. Gomes

    1986-09-01

    Full Text Available A atividade colinesterásica foi determinada no plasma e em eritrócitos de 10 indivíduos normais e em 26 pacientes chagásicos crônicos, sendo 6 com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva compensada, 10 com cardiopatia sem insuficiência cardíaca congestiva e 10 com a forma indeterminada. Os valores enzimáticos encontrados foram (média ±sd: 2196 ± 442 UI/L no plasma e 19,4 ± 3,3 Ul/g Hb em eritrócitos do grupo controla; 2291 ± 317 UI/L no plasma e 19,2 ±3,7 Ul/g Hb em eritrócitos dos chagásicos com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva compensada; 2445 ± 357 UI/L no plasma e 18,3 + 3,0 Ul/g Hb em eritrócitos dos cardiopatas chagásicos sem insuficiência cardíaca congestiva; 2006 ± 327 UI/L no plasma e 17,8 ± 3,1 Ul/g Hb em eritrócitos de chagásicos com a forma indeterminada. Nossos dados mostram que o comprometimento neuronal que ocorre nos cardiopatas chagásicos crônicos não é suficiente para levar a alterações significativas (p > 0,05 das atividades colinesterásicas no plasma e em eritrócitos.

  9. Muscle strain injuries.

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    Garrett, W E

    1996-01-01

    One of the most common injuries seen in the office of the practicing physician is the muscle strain. Until recently, little data were available on the basic science and clinical application of this basic science for the treatment and prevention of muscle strains. Studies in the last 10 years represent action taken on the direction of investigation into muscle strain injuries from the laboratory and clinical fronts. Findings from the laboratory indicate that certain muscles are susceptible to strain injury (muscles that cross multiple joints or have complex architecture). These muscles have a strain threshold for both passive and active injury. Strain injury is not the result of muscle contraction alone, rather, strains are the result of excessive stretch or stretch while the muscle is being activated. When the muscle tears, the damage is localized very near the muscle-tendon junction. After injury, the muscle is weaker and at risk for further injury. The force output of the muscle returns over the following days as the muscle undertakes a predictable progression toward tissue healing. Current imaging studies have been used clinically to document the site of injury to the muscle-tendon junction. The commonly injured muscles have been described and include the hamstring, the rectus femoris, gastrocnemius, and adductor longus muscles. Injuries inconsistent with involvement of a single muscle-tendon junction proved to be at tendinous origins rather than within the muscle belly. Important information has also been provided regarding injuries with poor prognosis, which are potentially repairable surgically, including injuries to the rectus femoris muscle, the hamstring origin, and the abdominal wall. Data important to the management of common muscle injuries have been published. The risks of reinjury have been documented. The early efficacy and potential for long-term risks of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents have been shown. New data can also be applied to the field

  10. Endovascular treatment of a triple paraanastomotic aneurysm after aortobiiliac reconstruction Tratamento endovascular de triplo aneurisma para-anastomótico após derivação aorto-biilíaca

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    Alexandre Campos Moraes Amato

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available We report a case of a 72-year-old patient considered unfit for open surgery, presenting with paraanastomotic aneurysms of all three anastomoses, 13 years after an open aortobiiliac reconstruction for abdominal aortic aneurysm. This patient was successfully treated with an endovascular approach using a left aortouniiliac endograft and a right iliac tubular endograft, followed by crossover femorofemoral bypass. This report illustrates the usefulness of a minimally invasive approach for solving this complication of aortic open surgery and discusses technical issues related to endovascular devices in this particular setting.Relatamos um caso de um paciente de 72 anos não considerado elegível para cirurgia aberta, apresentando aneurismas para-anastomóticos das três anastomoses, 13 anos após uma reconstrução aberta aorto-biilíaca para aneurisma aórtico abdominal. Este paciente foi tratado com sucesso através de abordagem endovascular usando uma endoprótese aorto-uniilíaca esquerda e uma endoprótese tubular ilíaca direita, seguida por derivação cruzada fêmoro-femoral. Este relato ilustra a utilidade de uma abordagem minimamente invasiva para o tratamento desta complicação da cirurgia aórtica aberta e discute questões técnicas relacionadas a dispositivos endovasculares neste contexto em especial.

  11. Three Strains of Pseudomonas fluorescens Exhibit Differential Toxicity Against Drosophila melanogaster

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    Three strains of Pseudomonas fluorescens were tested for toxicity to Drosophila melanogaster in an insect feeding assay. Insect eggs were placed on the surface of a non-nutritive agar plate supplemented with a food source that was non-inoculated or inoculated with P. fluorescens Pf0-1, SBW25, or Pf-...

  12. Longitudinal misalignment based strain sensor

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    Andrews, Jeffrey Pratt

    1989-01-01

    A practical fiber optic strain sensor has been developed to measure strains in the range of 0.0 to 2.0 percent strain with a resolution ranging between 10 and 100 microstrain depending on sensor design choices. This intensity based sensor measures strain by monitoring strain induced longitudinal misalignment in a novel fiber interconnection. This interconnection is created by aligning fibers within a segment of hollow core fiber. Related splice loss mechanisms are investigated ...

  13. Improved functionality of fermented milk is mediated by the synbiotic interaction between Cudrania tricuspidata leaf extract and Lactobacillus gasseri strains.

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    Oh, Nam Su; Lee, Ji Young; Oh, Sangnam; Joung, Jae Yeon; Kim, Su Gyeong; Shin, Yong Kook; Lee, Kwang-Won; Kim, Sae Hun; Kim, Younghoon

    2016-07-01

    This study was designed to investigate the cooperative effect of selected Lactobacillus gasseri strains and Cudrania tricuspidata (CT) leaf extract in enhancing the health-promoting activities of fermented milk. Addition of CT increased total bacterial counts and proteolysis during fermentation of milk with L. gasseri strains. Antioxidant capacities were determined by measuring the ABTS, DPPH, and peroxyl radical scavenging activities and ferric reducing power. The antioxidant capacity of CT-supplemented milk was greater than that of milk without supplementation; moreover, the antioxidant activity of CT-supplemented milk was synergistically improved by fermentation with L. gasseri strains. In particular, CT-supplemented milk fermented by L. gasseri 505 showed the highest antioxidant activity. The phenolic compounds in CT, such as neo-chlorogenic, chlorogenic, and caffeic acid, were metabolized during fermentation with L. gasseri strains, and 3,4-dihydroxy-hydrocinnamic acid was produced as a fermentation metabolite. Moreover, the liberation of bioactive peptides of fermented milk was increased by the proteolytic activity of L. gasseri strains. In particular, six peptides, which were mainly derived from β-casein, were newly identified in this study. These findings suggest that L. gasseri strains metabolize the phenolic acids in the CT and the bioactive peptides released through this interaction improve the antioxidant activity of the fermented milk. PMID:26996626

  14. In Vitro Fermentation Characteristics and Rumen Microbial Population of Diet Supplemented with Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Rumen Microbe Probiotics

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    L. Riyanti

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to select three strains of probiotic Saccharomyces cerevisiae and to evaluate the effect of S. cerevisiae and rumen bacteria isolate (MR4 supplementation and their combination on rumen fermentability and rumen microbial population. Experiment 1 was designed in a 4 x 5 factorial randomized block design with 3 replications. The first factor was S. cerevisiae strain consisted of control treatment (without S. cerevisiae supplementation, NBRC 10217, NRRL Y 567 and NRRL 12618, and the second factor was incubation time consisted of 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 h. Ration was basal ration for feedlot with forage to concentrate ratio (F:C= 60:40. Dosage of each treatment with S. cerevisiae was 5 x 1010 cfu/kg ration. Experiment 2 was designed in randomized block design with 4 treatments: P0= basal ration of feedlot; P1= P0 + S. cerevisiae; P2= P0 + MR4 isolate (5 x 107 cfu/kg ration; P3= P0 + S. cerevisiae and MR4 isolate. The result of experiment 1 showed that supplementation of S. cerevisiae NRRL 12618 had the highest S. cerevisiae population and increased rumen bacterial population. This strain was selected as probiotic in experiment 2. The result from experiment 2 showed that probiotic supplementation stabilized rumen pH and produced the highest NH3 concentration (P<0.05 and bacterial population (P<0.05. As compared with control, all treatments reduced protozoa population (P<0.05. Combination of S. cerevisiae and MR4 probiotics produced the highest total volatile fatty acids (VFA and isovalerate (P<0.05. It was concluded that strain S. cerevisiae NRRL 12618 had potential as probiotic yeast. Supplementation with this strain increased fermentability, rumen isoacid and decreased A:P ratio. Those abilities could be improved with MR4 rumen isolate probiotic.

  15. Lesão neurológica em cirurgia cardíaca: aspectos fisiopatológicos Lesión neurológica en cirugía cardíaca Pathophysiology of neurological injuries during heart surgery: aspectos fisiopatológicos

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    Rólison Gustavo Bravo Lelis

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Em virtude de as lesões neurológicas ocuparem um papel importante no contexto das complicações pós-operatórias, quando comparadas às demais, o presente estudo procurou discutir os principais fatores envolvidos na lesão neurológica peri-operatória em cirurgia cardíaca, as intervenções que buscam diminuir a incidência de lesões neurológicas, enfocando de maneira simples, e a provável gênese genética em tais lesões encefálicas. CONTEÚDO: Este trabalho contém a revisão de artigos que enfocam a fisiopatologia das lesões neurológicas relacionadas a procedimentos cardíacos, sua possível origem genética, bem como uma proposta para sua prevenção. CONCLUSÕES: Muito tem se falado das disfunções cognitivas de pacientes após cirurgia cardíaca, como a revascularização do miocárdio que é motivo do aumento da morbimortalidade observada atualmente e fator de maior tempo de hospitalização. É fato que já houve grandes avanços nessa área a fim de diminuir esses índices, prevendo-se ainda outros que visam a profilaxia de lesões neurológicas.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: En virtud de las lesiones neurológicas que ocupan un papel importante en el contexto de las complicaciones pós-operatorias, cuando comparadas a las demás, el presente estudio tentó discutir los principales factores envueltos en la lesión neurológica peri-operatoria en cirugía cardíaca, las intervenciones que buscan disminuir la incidencia de lesiones neurológicas, enfocando de manera simple, y la probable génesis genética en tales lesiones cerebrales. CONTENIDO: Este trabajo contiene la revisión de artículos que enfocan la fisiopatología de las lesiones neurológicas relacionadas a procedimientos cardíacos, su posible origen genético, bien como una propuesta para su prevención. CONCLUSIONES: Mucho se habló de las disfunciones cognitivas de pacientes después de cirugía cardíaca, como la revascularización del

  16. É necessário suspender o betabloqueador na insuficiência cardíaca descompensada com baixo débito? ¿Es necesario suspender el betabloqueante en la insuficiencia cardíaca descompensada con bajo débito? Is it necessary to suspend betablockers in decompensated heart failure with low output?

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    Marcelo Villaça Lima

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Há evidências de que a suspensão do betabloqueador (BB na descompensação cardíaca pode aumentar mortalidade. A dobutamina (dobuta é o inotrópico mais utilizado na descompensação, no entanto, BB e dobuta atuam no mesmo receptor com ações antagônicas, e o uso concomitante dos dois fármacos poderia dificultar a compensação. OBJETIVO: Avaliar se a manutenção do BB associado à dobuta dificulta a compensação cardíaca. MÉTODOS: Estudados 44 pacientes com FEVE FUNDAMENTO: Hay evidencias de que la suspensión del betabloqueante (BB en la descompensación cardíaca puede aumentar la mortalidad. La dobutamina (dobuta es el inotrópico más utilizado en la descompensación, mientras tanto, BB y dobuta actúan en el mismo receptor con acciones antagónicas, y el uso concomitante de los dos fármacos podría dificultar la compensación. OBJETIVO: Evaluar si la manutención del BB asociado a la dobuta dificulta la compensación cardíaca. MÉTODOS: Estudiados 44 pacientes con FEVI BACKGROUND: There is evidence that the suspension of betablockers (BB in decompensated heart failure may increase mortality. Dobutamine (dobuta is the most commonly used inotrope in decompensation, however, BB and dobuta act with the same receptor with antagonist actions, and concurrent use of both drugs could hinder compensation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the maintenance of BB associated with dobuta difficults cardiac compensation. METHODS: We studied 44 patients with LVEF < 45% and the need for inotropics. Divided into three groups according to the use of BB. Group A (n=8: those who were not using BB at baseline; Group B (n=25: those who used BB, but was suspended to start dobuta; Group C (n = 11: those who used BB concomitant to dobuta. To compare groups, we used the Student t, Fisher exact and chi-square tests. Considered significant if p < 0.05. RESULTS: Mean LVEF 23.8 ± 6.6%. The average use of dobuta use was similar in all groups (p = 0

  17. Resposta da frequência cardíaca durante o exercício isométrico de pacientes submetidos à reabilitação cardíaca fase III Heart rate responses during isometric exercises in patients undergoing a phase III cardiac rehabilitation program

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    Poliana H. Leite

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: A magnitude das respostas cardiovasculares depende dos componentes estático e dinâmico bem como da duração e intensidade da contração realizada. OBJETIVO: Avaliar as respostas da frequência cardíaca (FC frente a diferentes percentuais de contração isométrica em 12 pacientes (63±11,6 anos; média±dp com doença da artéria coronária e/ou fatores de risco para ela, participantes de um programa de reabilitação cardíaca fase III. MÉTODOS: A variação da frequência cardíaca (ΔFC foi avaliada durante as contrações voluntárias máximas (CVM; 5" e 10" de duração e submáximas (CVSM; 30 e 60% da CVM-5, até exaustão muscular de preensão palmar, utilizando-se um dinamômetro (hand grip. Adicionalmente, o RMSSD dos iR-R em ms (índice representante da modulação vagal cardíaca foi calculado em repouso (pré-contração nos últimos 30 segundos da CVSM e na recuperação (pós-contração. RESULTADOS: A ΔFC apresentou maiores valores em CVM-10 vs CVM-5 (17±5,5 vs 12±4,2 bpm, p0,05. RMSSD de repouso reduziu-se (pBACKGROUND: The magnitude of cardiovascular responses is dependent on the static and dynamic components as well as the duration and intensity of the contraction performed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the heart rate responses to different percentages of isometric contractions in 12 patients (63±11.6 years with coronary artery disease and/or risk factors for coronary artery disease that were participating in a phase III cardiac rehabilitation program. METHODS: Heart rate variation (ΔHR was evaluated during maximum (MVC, five and ten seconds in duration and submaximal (SMVC, 30 and 60% of MVC-5, until muscle exhaustion voluntary contraction, using a handgrip dynamometer. Additionally, the representative index of cardiac vagal modulation (RMSSD index was calculated at rest (pre-contraction, at the final 30 seconds of SMVC and during recovery (post-contraction. RESULTS: ΔHR showed higher values in MVC-10

  18. Dietary Supplements and Sports Performance: Amino Acids

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    Abstract This is the third in a series of six articles to discuss the major classes of dietary supplements (vitamins; minerals; amino acids; herbs or botanicals; metabolites, constituents/extracts, or combinations). The major focus is on efficacy of such dietary supplements to enhance exercise or sport performance.

  19. Dietary Supplements and Sports Performance: Herbals

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    2006-01-01

    Abstract This is the fourth in a series of six articles to discuss the major classes of dietary supplements (vitamins; minerals; amino acids; herbs or botanicals; metabolites, constituents/extracts, or combinations). The major focus is on efficacy of such dietary supplements to enhance exercise or sport performance.

  20. Dietary Supplements and Sports Performance: Amino Acids

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    Williams Melvin

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This is the third in a series of six articles to discuss the major classes of dietary supplements (vitamins; minerals; amino acids; herbs or botanicals; metabolites, constituents/extracts, or combinations. The major focus is on efficacy of such dietary supplements to enhance exercise or sport performance.

  1. Antioxidant supplements for preventing gastrointestinal cancers

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    Bjelakovic, Goran; Nikolova, Dimitrinka; Simonetti, Rosa G;

    2008-01-01

    Oxidative stress may cause gastrointestinal cancers. The evidence on whether antioxidant supplements are effective in preventing gastrointestinal cancers is contradictory.......Oxidative stress may cause gastrointestinal cancers. The evidence on whether antioxidant supplements are effective in preventing gastrointestinal cancers is contradictory....

  2. Should infant girls receive micronutrient supplements?

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    Benn, Christine Stabell; Lund, Sofia; Fisker, Ane;

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: We have proposed the hypothesis that the combination of vitamin A supplementation and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination may be associated with increased mortality in girls. Recent zinc/folic acid (FA) and iron supplementation trials did not find any beneficial effects on ...

  3. 14 CFR 91.211 - Supplemental oxygen.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Supplemental oxygen. 91.211 Section 91.211 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC...) At flight altitudes above flight level 250 unless at least a 10-minute supply of supplemental...

  4. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY MARRIAGE AND FERTILITY SUPPLEMENT

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    These supplements to the June round of the Current Population Survey (conducted at five-year intervals starting in 1971) were designed to examine transitions in the American family and to measure the demographic implications of these transitions for children. The supplements ask ...

  5. Dietary Supplements and Sports Performance: Herbals

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    Williams Melvin

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This is the fourth in a series of six articles to discuss the major classes of dietary supplements (vitamins; minerals; amino acids; herbs or botanicals; metabolites, constituents/extracts, or combinations. The major focus is on efficacy of such dietary supplements to enhance exercise or sport performance.

  6. Enhanced Nutrition Education Instead of Consuming Supplements

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    Crowder, Todd; Kidd, Kellie; Jensen, Nancy; Jensen, Laura

    2008-01-01

    Fueled by the internet, instantaneous videos, and the emphasis to look "right" or always win athletic competitions, many students are seeking information on nutrition and dietary supplements. Classroom observations reveal student interest and discussions are among the highest when the topic is dietary supplements. Teachers and coaches provide an…

  7. Avaliação da intensidade de dor e sinais vitais no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca

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    Adriana de Fátima Alencar Miranda

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo é analisar as alterações nos sinais vitais de pacientes em pós-operatório de cirurgias cardíacas, mediante intensidade de dor referida. Trata-se de estudo descritivo-exploratório, que utilizou o método de análise quantitativa na investigação de 38 pacientes submetidos à primeira renovação de curativos. A análise dos dados, mensurados antes e após a realização do procedimento de enfermagem, indicaram que a manifestação da dor ocorreu em diferentes classificações. As principais alterações nos sinais vitais ocorreram na pressão arterial. Concluiu-se que a intensidade dolorosa mantém relações com os resultados dos sinais vitais e o cuidado prestado é imprescindível ao restabelecimento do estado de saúde do paciente no pós-operatório.

  8. Acurácia na inferência de diagnósticos de enfermagem de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca

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    Juliana de Melo Vellozo Pereira

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOInsuficiência cardíaca (IC é causa frequente de internação exigindo do enfermeiro precisão na conduta clínica e adequado julgamento dos diagnósticos de enfermagem.Objetivo:verificar acurácia na determinação dos diagnósticos de enfermagem fadiga, intolerância à atividade e débito cardíaco diminuído em paciente com IC hospitalizados.Método:estudo descritivo aplicado aos enfermeiros experientes em diagnósticos de enfermagem NANDA-I e/ou IC. Avaliação da acurácia foi realizada a partir do cálculo das medidas: eficácia (E, falso negativo (FN, falso positivo (FP e tendência (T. Foram aptos os enfermeiros com inspeção aceitável para dois diagnósticos.Resultados:o diagnóstico de enfermagem fadiga foi o mais erroneamente identificado pelos enfermeiros avaliadores.Discussão:a busca pelo aperfeiçoamento da acurácia diagnóstica reafirma a necessidade de treinamento contínuo e específico para a melhora da capacidade diagnosticadora do enfermeiro.Conclusão:o treinamento permitiu o exercício do raciocínio clínico e melhor acurácia dos enfermeiros.

  9. Pontos de transição da frequência cardíaca em teste progressivo máximo

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    Patrícia Guimarães Couto

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizada análise do comportamento da frequência cardíaca (FC e identificação dos pontos de inflexão (PIFC e de deflexão da FC (PDFC em teste progressivo máximo, em sujeitos do sexo feminino e masculino. Vinte universitários foram submetidos ao teste em cicloergômetro. A FC foi monitorada para posterior análise e identificação dos pontos de transição (PT. A FC apresentou comportamento sigmóide, com identificação de PT em todos os sujeitos, sendo: a em 65% PIFC (64 ± 27W; 29 ± 9%Pmáx e 126 ± 12bpm; 66 ± 5%FCmáx e PDFC (177 ± 45W; 81 ± 10%Pmáx e 178 ± 8bpm; 93 ± 4%FCmáx; b em 30% apenas PIFC (80 ± 32W; 36 ± 14%Pmáx e 125 ± 13bpm; 66 ± 5%FCmáx e c em 5% o PDFC isolado (103W; 57%Pmáx e 150bpm; 82%FCmáx. O PIFC foi encontrado em carga significativamente inferior ao PDFC, sem diferenças na carga e FC relativas entre os sexos.

  10. Valor pronóstico del índice de masa corporal en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca crónica: Registro GESICA

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    Alberto Fernández

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivos Comparar las características clínicas en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca (IC de acuerdo con el IMC, evaluar si el IMC tiene valor pronóstico, describir el tipo de asociación del IMC con la mortalidad y valorar si presenta un impacto similar en diferentes subgrupos. Material y métodos A partir de una cohorte de 2.331 pacientes ambulatorios con IC, se compararon las características clínicas de acuerdo con el IMC. La asociación entre el IMC y la mortalidad se evaluó a través de análisis univariado y multivariado incluyendo potenciales confundidores (regresión de Cox. Se describió la relación entre el IMC y la mortalidad. Se realizó un subanálisis en obesos mórbidos. Se evaluó el impacto del IMC en subgrupos. Seguimiento promedio: 957 días. Resultados Población de acuerdo con grupos de IMC: 35 kg/m2 se asoció con menor mortalidad. Conclusiones El IMC presenta información pronóstica adicional en la IC. Su valor pronóstico es similar en diferentes subgrupos de pacientes de acuerdo con la función ventricular, el tiempo de evolución o las comorbilidades.

  11. Unusual suppression of low energy spin excitations near Fermi level in AFe4Sb12 (A=Ca, Sr, and Ba) probed by Sb-NQR

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    Sb nuclear quadrupole resonances (NQR) have been performed on the alkaline-earth filled skutterudite AFe4Sb12 (A=Ca, Sr, and Ba) being close to ferromagnetic instability. No hyperfine splitting in NQR spectrum even at the lowest temperature (1.5 K) confirms an absence of uniform ferromagnetic order in these compounds. Above about T* - 70 K, the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate divided by temperature, 1/T1T, follows an empirical relationship 1/T1T=a+b χspin with respect to the Curie Weiss (CW) like T-dependence of the static spin susceptibility χspin. The correlation between 1/T1T and χspin is consistent with the self-consistent renormalization (SCR) theory for the three-dimensional (3D) nearly ferromagnet despite the relatively large contribution of the first term not correlating to χspin. However, below about T*, 1/T1T exhibits a gap-like suppression with a gap magnitude of about 65 K. This unusual suppression of the low energy spin excitations is contrasting to the case in LaFe4Sb12, and a characteristic feature in the filled skutterudites with divalent filler ion. The pseudo-gap structure near the Fermi level is proposed for the hybridized Fe3d-Sb5p band (mainly partial p state) for the unusual suppression. (author)

  12. Aspectos relevantes da doença arterial coronariana em candidatos à cirurgia não cardíaca

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    Gilson Cassem Ramos

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Devido à sua prevalência, a doença arterial coronariana (DAC constitui a principal causa de morbimortalidade em cirurgias eletivas, o que justifica a presente revisão, cujo objetivo foi principalmente estabelecer condutas pré-operatórias baseadas em normas e diretrizes para minimizar a morbimortalidade peri e pós-operatória dos portadores de DAC. CONTEÚDO: São apresentadas características gerais da DAC, assim como seus mecanismos fisiopatogênicos, as principais variáveis relacionadas ao preparo pré-operatório de pacientes com DAC, bem como condutas frente aos enfermos de maior risco cirúrgico. CONCLUSÕES: Portadores de DAC candidatos à cirurgia não cardíaca devem ser rigorosamente avaliados. Os identificados como de alto risco podem beneficiar-se com testes pré-operatórios provocativos de isquemia miocárdica, assim como de intervenções coronarianas invasivas, precedendo operações cirúrgicas eletivas. Em pacientes selecionados, deve-se considerar o uso de betabloqueador e de estatinas .

  13. Variabilidad de la frecuencia cardíaca y perfiles psicofisiológicos en deportes de equipo de alto rendimiento

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    Jordi Moreno S\\u00E1nchez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se plantean dos objetivos, llevados a cabo en dos estudios diferentes. En primer lugar, se pretende analizar la utilidad del análisis de la Variabilidad de la Frecuencia Cardíaca (VFC dentro del contexto de los deportes de equipo de alto rendimiento. Por otra parte, se pretende analizar la VFC en base a los perfiles de estado de ánimo evaluados con el POMS. Para el primer estudio se seleccionaron 53 deportistas de 3 deportes de equipo de élite diferentes: baloncesto, hockey hierba y fútbol. Para el segundo estudio la muestra la formaron 18 futbolistas de élite, divididos en dos grupos: perfil iceberg y estado de ánimo alterado. Los resultados muestran que los futbolistas presentan un perfil de VFC diferente a los jugadores de baloncesto o hockey hierba, que muestran un perfil de VFC bastante parecido. En los futbolistas con perfil iceberg, el factor de Vigor correlaciona negativamente con los parámetros LF/HF y %LF, y positivamente con el parámetro HF%. En los futbolistas con estado de ánimo alterado, el factor de Fatiga correlaciona negativamente con los parámetros pNN50 y HF. Los resultados permiten profundizar en el estudio de la VFC en deportes de equipo para adaptar mejor los seguimientos, así como obtener indicadores de estado de ánimo relacionados con la VFC.

  14. Peculiaridades no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca no paciente idoso Peculiaridades en el post operatorio de cirugía cardíaca en el paciente de edad avanzada Peculiarities of post-cardiac surgery care in elderly patients

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    Paulo de Oliveira Vasconcelos Filho

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O paciente idoso tem características fisiológicas próprias e, muitas vezes, pode apresentar deficiências orgânicas ou afecções graves, que por si, já tornam o pós-operatório complicado. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar uma revisão das condutas pós-operatórias de cirurgia cardíaca no idoso, apresentando as alterações mais freqüentes nesse tipo de paciente. CONTEÚDO: As condutas no período intra-operatório do paciente idoso devem ser tomadas tendo em vista a diminuição da morbidade pós-operatória. Na chegada do paciente idoso à UTI, devem ser cumpridos os mesmos critérios utilizados na internação de outros pacientes adultos de cirurgia cardíaca, para o serviço ter sempre um padrão, que não leve a uma alteração na rotina e que não provoque equívocos. Estabelecer um plano de cuidados intensivos para o pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca irá resultar em uma ótima utilização de recursos da unidade, em efetividade de atenção e em diminuição do tempo nos cuidados em relação ao paciente idoso. Os exames auxiliares solicitados também devem seguir um padrão, estabelecido pelo serviço, a não ser que alterações sejam identificadas. Complicações neurológicas, pulmonares, circulatórias, insuficiência renal, infecção e hipotireoidismo são freqüentes, com particularidades no idoso. Elas estão delineadas neste artigo e devem ser bem compreendidas pelo intensivista que cuida desse tipo de paciente. CONCLUSÕES: As complicações apresentadas neste artigo são as que trazem maior preocupação ao intensivista, quando há um paciente idoso em pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca na UTI. Este paciente necessita de cuidados especiais, mesmo quando a cirurgia transcorre em perfeita normalidade, pois o estresse cirúrgico é muito grande e o idoso tem reserva funcional diminuída.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El paciente de edad avanzada tiene características fisiol

  15. Commercially marketed supplements for bodybuilding athletes.

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    Grunewald, K K; Bailey, R S

    1993-02-01

    We conducted a survey of 624 commercially available supplements targeted towards bodybuilding athletes. Over 800 performance claims were made for these supplements. Supplements include amino acids, boron, carnitine, choline, chromium, dibencozide, ferulic acid, gamma oryzanol, medium chain triglycerides, weight gain powders, Smilax compounds and yohimbine. Many performance claims advertised were not supported by published research studies. In some instances, we found no research to validate the claims; in other cases, research findings were extrapolated to inappropriate applications. For example, biological functions of some non-essential compounds were interpreted as performance claims for the supplements. Claims for others were based on their ability to enhance hormonal release or activity. We suggest that more research be conducted on this group of athletes and their nutritional needs. Furthermore, the effectiveness and safety of supplements merit further investigation.

  16. Regional Assessment of Supplementation Project : Status Report.

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    The Fish and Wildlife Program of the Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC) prescribes several approaches to achieve its goal of doubling the salmon and steelhead runs of the Columbia River. Among those approaches are habitat restoration, improvements in adult and juvenile passage at dams and artificial propagation. Supplementation will be a major part of the new hatchery programs. The purpose of the Regional Assessment of Supplementation Project (RASP) is to provide an overview of ongoing and planned supplementation activities, to construct a conceptual framework and model for evaluating the potential benefits and risks of supplementation and to develop a plan for better regional coordination of research and monitoring and evaluation of supplementation. RASP has completed its first year of work. Progress toward meeting the first year's objectives and recommendations for future tasks are contained in this report.

  17. Mineral supplementation in Tunisian smallholder dairy farms

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    The aim of the experiment was to determine the effects of supplementation of di-calcium-phosphate in the form of blocks in late pregnancy (2 months before calving), on production and reproduction parameters of dairy cattle in smallholder farms. The experiment covered 63 animals in 20 smallholder farms, divided into control and supplemented groups. Results showed that mineral supplementation had a significant effect on calf weight, milk fat content and reproduction parameters. Calves born to cattle supplemented with di-calcium-phosphate were heavier by 1.67 kg than those in the control group. Similarly, the average milk fat content in the supplemented group was 5.6 g/L (P0.05). (author)

  18. 77 FR 29663 - Announcement of the Award of Single Source Expansion Supplement Grants to 11 Personal...

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    ... under Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) number: OPHS/OAH/TPP PREP Tier 2-2010. Under this FOA a... supports the evaluation requirements outlined in the FOA and by ACA. Additionally, grantees are required...

  19. Reabilitação cardíaca com ênfase no exercício: uma revisão sistemática Rehabilitación cardíaca con énfasis en el ejercicio: una revisión sistemática Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation: a systematic review

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    Djalma Rabelo Ricardo

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta revisão sistemática foi determinar o efeito da reabilitação cardíaca com ênfase no exercício (RCEE sobre a mortalidade, fatores de risco modificáveis e qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde em pacientes com doença arterial coronariana. Foram analisados apenas ensaios clínicos controlados e randomizados (ECCR com follow-up igual ou superior a seis meses, publicados entre 1990 e 2004. Utilizaram-se os critérios propostos pelo Clinical Practice Guideline: cardiac rehabilitation para julgar os estudos selecionados. Fizeram parte desta revisão 21 ECCR envolvendo 2.220 pacientes entre 49 e 63 anos (86% homens. A maioria dos ECCR apresentaram resultados favoráveis à RCEE para mortalidade total e cardíaca quando comparada com os cuidados usuais (controle. Esse fato também foi observado para os eventos de reinfarto e revascularização do miocárdio. Os resultados da RCEE sobre os fatores de risco modificáveis e a qualidade de vida não foram conclusivos quando comparados com a intervenção controle, apesar de alguns estudos apresentarem diferenças estatísticas a favor da RCEE. Esta revisão confirma os benefícios da RCEE na abordagem terapêutica de coronariopatas, reduzindo suas taxas de mortalidade cardíaca e por todas as causas, além de contribuir para a diminuição da ocorrência de outros eventos coronarianos, tais como a revascularização miocárdica e a taxa de reinfarto. Em relação aos fatores de risco modificáveis e à qualidade de vida, houve uma tendência favorável à utilização da RCEE. Em adendo, parece que o exercício físico regular per se constitui o principal responsável pelos resultados favoráveis da intervenção em relação aos desfechos estudados.El objetivo de esta revisión sistemática ha sido determinar el efecto de la rehabilitación cardíaca con énfasis en el ejercicio (RCEE sobre la mortalidad, factores de riesgo modificables y calidad de vida relacionada a la salud en

  20. Impacto da parada cardíaca induzida nas funções cognitivas após o implante de cardiodesfibrilador Impacto de la parada cardíaca inducida en las funciones cognitivas después del implante de desfibrilador cardiaco Impact of induced cardiac arrest on cognitive function after implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator

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    Mauro Prado da Silva

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O cardiodesfibrilador implantável (CDI foi introduzido na prática clínica em 1980 e é considerado o tratamento-padrão para indivíduos sob risco de desenvolverem disritmias ventriculares fatais. Com o intuito de garantir funcionamento adequado do cardiodesfibrilador, a energia necessária para o término da taquicardia ventricular ou da fibrilação ventricular deve ser determinada durante o implante, sendo esse procedimento chamado de teste do limiar de desfibrilação. Para a realização do teste é necessário que seja feita indução de fibrilação ventricular, para que o aparelho possa identificar o ritmo cardíaco e tratá-lo. O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar a ocorrência de disfunção cognitiva 24 horas após o implante de cardiodesfibrilador. MÉTODO: Foi selecionada uma amostra consecutiva de 30 pacientes com indicação de colocação de cardiodesfibrilador implantável (CDI e 30 pacientes com indicação de implante de marca-passo (MP. Os pacientes foram avaliados nos seguintes momentos: 24 horas antes da colocação do CDI ou MP com ficha de avaliação pré-anestésica, Mini Exame do Estado Mental (MEEM e Confusion Assessment Method (CAM. Durante o implante do CDI ou MP foram medidas as variáveis: número de paradas cardíacas e tempo total de parada cardíaca. Vinte e quatro horas após colocação do CDI ou MP, foram avaliadas as variáveis: MEEM e CAM. RESULTADOS: O teste de Fisher comprovou não haver diferença da freqüência de escores alterados do MEEM e do CAM entre os grupos antes e depois dos implantes. O tempo médio de PCR foi 7,06 segundos, com máximos e mínimos de 15,1 e 4,7 segundos. CONCLUSÕES: A indução de parada cardíaca durante o teste do limiar de desfibrilação não levou à disfunção cognitiva 24 horas após o implante de cardiodesfibrilador.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El desfibrilador cardiaco implantable (DCI fue introducido en la práctica clínica en el

  1. Primera experiencia en el uso de Cardioplejia sanguínea: estudio prospectivo de 200 casos sometidos a Cirugía Cardíaca en el Hospital México, San José, Costa Rica

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    Edgar A. Méndez

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Este estudio reporta la primera experiencia del uso de cardioplejia sanguínea durante la cirugía cardíaca en el hospital México y expone la importancia de su uso en cirugía cardíaca. Material y Métodos: Se estudiaron prospectivamente 200 pacientes consecutivos programados a varios procedimientos quirúrgicos cardíacos con el uso de cardioplejia sanguínea en un período comprendido entre setiembre de 1999 y febrero del 2002. Resultados: Estos 200 casos consistieron de 122 hombres y 78 mujeres con una edad promedio de 57.48 años ( rango, 26 a 28 años . 71 pacientes salieron del arresto cardíaco con ritmo espontáneo. Doce pacientes fallecieron y 30 casos presentaron complicaciones en el postoperatorio: 9 pacientes presentaron infarto agudo al miocardio perioperatorio, 6 casos presentaron para cardiorrespiratorio, 12 tuvieron arritmias cardíacas, 3 pacientes presentaron insuficiencia cardíaca congestivo. Conclusiones: En esta experiencia preliminar, el uso de la cardioplejia sanguínea parece proveer una protección miocárdica segura y confiable durante la cirugía cardíaca, siendo un método ideal en casos de cirugías de elevado riesgo quirúrgico.lntroduction: This study reports the first experience in the use of sanguineous cardioplegia during cardiac surgery in the Mexico Hospital and exposes the important role that this procedure plays in this type of surgery. Materials and Methods: A prospective study was carried out with 200 consecutive patients programmed for different cardiac surgical procedures with the use of sanguineous cardioplegia during the period of September 1999 to February 2002. Results: Of the 200 cases 122 were male and 78 females, all with average ages of 57.48 years. Seventy one patients carne out of cardiac arrest with spontaneous rhythm. Tweive patients died and 30 cases presentes post- surgícal complications: 9 patients presentes acute myocardium infarct, 6 cases presentes Respiratory

  2. The ratio of AC/A to determine the prevention of adolescent myopia significance%AC/A比值检测对青少年近视防治验配的意义

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    王焕荣; 李莉婧; 赵静; 吕佳; 杜红玉; 谷春雨; 吴淑凤

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨AC/A比值检测对青少年近视防治验配的意义。方法选取88例青少年近视患者,30例早发近视、29例迟发近视、29例正视。测量他们的刺激性调节诱发AC/A比值。结果在早发性近视和迟发性近视与正视眼的反应性AC/A之间存在显著差异(P<0.05),早发性与迟发性近视比较存在显著性差异(P<0.05),早发性近视与正视比较存在显著差异(P<0.05)。结论早发性近视较迟发性近视和正视具有较高的反应性AC/A比值,高AC/A可能是近视发生发展的一个危险因素。%To investigate the effect of AC/A ratio on the determination of juvenile myopia preven-tion significance. Methods 88 cases of juvenile myopia patients, 30 cases of early-onset myopia, 29 cases of late-onset myopia, 29 cases of emmetropic. Measurement of stimulating their regulation induced AC/A ratio. Results In the early onset myopia and late onset myopia and emmetropic the significant differences between the AC/A ratio of the eyes (P<0.05) , early-onset and late-onset myopia were significant difference (P< 0.05) , there were significant differences in early-onset myopia and emmetropic ( P< 0.05) . Conclusions Early onset myopia has high AC/A ratio than late onset myopia and emmetropia which, suggest that high AC/A may be a risk factor for the occurrence and development of myopia.

  3. Selection of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains for efficient very high gravity bio-ethanol fermentation processes

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    2010-01-01

    Abstract An optimized very high gravity (VHG) glucose medium supplemented with low cost nutrient sources was used to evaluate bio-ethanol production by 11 Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. The industrial strains PE-2 and CA1185 exhibited the best overall fermentation performance, producing an ethanol titre of 19.2% (v/v) corresponding to a batch productivity of 2.5 g l?1 h?1, while the best laboratory strain (CEN.PK 113-7D) produced 17.5% (v/v) ethanol with a productivity of 1.7 g ...

  4. HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS: CAUSE FOR CONCERN?

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    Paolo Borrione

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available More than 1400 herbal products or herbal-derived compounds are commonly commercialised for health uses worldwide (Tyler, 1996. Herbs are considered dietary supplements, and therefore are subjected to a very limited form of regulation, and advertisements normally highlight their potential activities without mentioning any side effect. Also, herbs are generally believed to be 'natural', and hence safe. Many nutritional supplements contains herb compounds usually not present in the diet (e.g. Ginko biloba, horse- chestnut, and only 10% of the herbs used in nutritional supplements are commonly present in the food (e.g. garlic, soy, blueberry, green the, ginger, curcuma (Eisenberg et al., 1993. There is much interest in "alternative natural approaches" in sport. It is appealing for athletes to use 'natural' substances with similar activity to 'pharmacological' ones in term of improving performance, are not considered doping, and are considered side-effects free (Table 1. Indeed, many herbal dietary supplements marketed on internet are presented as legal alternative to illicit drugs (Denneey et al., 2005. EcdysteroidsEcdysteroids are the steroid hormones of arthropods (Figure 1. They also occur in some plants, where they are known as phytoecdysteroids, and are believed to contribute to deter invertebrate predators. In insects, they regulate moulting and metamorphosis, may regulate reproduction and diapause. Most actions of ecdysteroids are mediated by intracellular receptor complexes, which regulate gene expression in a tissue- and development-specific manner (Lehmann et al 1989.Several phytoecdysteroids have anabolic growth-promoting effects on mice, rats, pigs and Japanese quails. Ecdysteroids stimulate muscle growth, and this anabolic effect promotes increased physical performance without training. Ecdysteroids are also able to increase muscle ATP content in vitamin D-deprived rats (Báthori, 2002. Ecdysteroids stimulate protein synthesis in the

  5. Asymptomatic bacteriuria Escherichia coli strains

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    Hancock, Viktoria; Nielsen, E.M.; Klemm, Per

    2006-01-01

    to uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) that cause symptomatic UTI, very little is known about the mechanisms by which these strains colonize the urinary tract. Here, we have investigated the growth characteristics in human urine as well as adhesin repertoire of nine ABU strains; the ability of ABU strains to compete...... against the UPEC strain CFT073 was also studied. The different ABU strains displayed a wide variety of the measured characteristics. Half of the ABU strains displayed functional type 1 fimbriae while only one expressed functional P fimbriae. A good correlation between the growth rate of a particular...

  6. The gene bap, involved in biofilm production, is present in Staphylococcus spp. strains from nosocomial infections.

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    Potter, Amina; Ceotto, Hilana; Giambiagi-Demarval, Marcia; dos Santos, Kátia Regina Netto; Nes, Ingolf F; Bastos, Maria do Carmo de Freire

    2009-06-01

    This study analyzed ten strains of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) involved in nosocomial infections in three Brazilian hospitals. Their antibiotic susceptibility profile showed that most strains exhibited multiple antibiotic resistance and possessed the mecA gene. The ability of these strains to adhere to polystyrene microtiter plates was also tested and nine of them proved to be biofilm producers at least in one of the three conditions tested: growth in TSB, in TSB supplemented with NaCl, or in TSB supplemented with glucose. The presence of the bap gene, which codes for the biofilm-associated protein (Bap), was investigated in all ten strains by PCR. AU strains were bop-positive and DNA sequencing experiments confirmed that the fragments amplified were indeed part of a bap gene. The presence of the icaA gene, one of the genes involved in polysaccharide intercellular adhesin (PIA) formation, was also detected by PCR in eight of the ten strains tested. The two icaA-negative strains were either weak biofilm producer or no biofilm producer, although they were bop-positive. To our knowledge, this is the first report demonstrating the presence of the bap gene in nosocomial isolates of CNS, being also the first report on the presence of this gene in Staphylococcus haemolyticus and S. cohnii.

  7. Strains in General Relativity

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    Bini, Donato; Geralico, Andrea

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    The definition of relative accelerations and strains among a set of comoving particles is studied in connection with the geometric properties of the frame adapted to a "fiducial observer." We find that a relativistically complete and correct definition of strains must take into account the transport law of the chosen spatial triad along the observer's congruence. We use special congruences of (accelerated) test particles in some familiar spacetimes to elucidate such a point. The celebrated idea of Szekeres' compass of inertia, arising when studying geodesic deviation among a set of free-falling particles, is here generalized to the case of accelerated particles. In doing so we have naturally contributed to the theory of relativistic gravity gradiometer. Moreover, our analysis was made in an observer-dependent form, a fact that would be very useful when thinking about general relativistic tests on space stations orbiting compact objects like black holes and also in other interesting gravitational situations.

  8. Strains in general relativity

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    The definition of relative accelerations and strains among a set of comoving particles is studied in connection with the geometric properties of the frame adapted to a 'fiducial observer'. We find that a relativistically complete and correct definition of strains must take into account the transport law of the chosen spatial triad along the observer's congruence. We use special congruences of (accelerated) test particles in some familiar spacetimes to elucidate such a point. The celebrated idea of Szekeres' compass of inertia, arising when studying geodesic deviation among a set of free-falling particles, is here generalized to the case of accelerated particles. In doing so we have naturally contributed to the theory of relativistic gravity gradiometer. Moreover, our analysis was made in an observer-dependent form, a fact that would be very useful when thinking about general relativistic tests on space stations orbiting compact objects like black holes and also in other interesting gravitational situations

  9. Market Assessment and Product Evaluation of Probiotic Containing Dietary Supplements Available in Bangladesh Market

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    Begum, Anjuman Ara; Jakaria, D. M.; Anisuzzaman, Sharif Md; Islam, Mahfuzul; Mahmud, Siraje Arif

    2015-01-01

    Probiotics containing food supplements available in Bangladesh market were identified and collected for assessment. To assess their label claim, they were resuspended into sterile distilled water. Then, series dilutions of each sample solution were prepared and immediately plated out, in duplicate, into De Man Rogosa Sharpe (MRS) agar. These plates were then incubated at 37°C for 48 hours and colonies were counted. Viable cell numbers stated on the labels were compared with actual viable cell numbers. To assess the viability of the probiotics included in the products, probiotic strains were isolated from each of the four products and screened for inhibitory activity against six indicator strains. It was surprisingly found that although the viable cell numbers of all supplements were three to four log cycles lower than label claim of the products, however, this problem did not affect the inhibitory activity of the probiotic strains against indicator strains according to in vitro assessment. Legislation and regulation regarding prebiotic-probiotic containing products should be built up in Bangladesh to ensure quality products supply to the consumers. Moreover, manufacturers of probiotic containing products should take the responsibility for providing the consumer with scientifically and legally correct information. PMID:26649229

  10. In Vitro Cultivation of 'Unculturable' Oral Bacteria, Facilitated by Community Culture and Media Supplementation with Siderophores.

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    Vartoukian, Sonia R; Adamowska, Aleksandra; Lawlor, Megan; Moazzez, Rebecca; Dewhirst, Floyd E; Wade, William G

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    Over a third of oral bacteria are as-yet-uncultivated in-vitro. Siderophores have been previously shown to enable in-vitro growth of previously uncultivated bacteria. The objective of this study was to cultivate novel oral bacteria in siderophore-supplemented culture media. Various compounds with siderophore activity, including pyoverdines-Fe-complex, desferricoprogen and salicylic acid, were found to stimulate the growth of difficult-to-culture strains Prevotella sp. HOT-376 and Fretibacterium fastidiosum. Furthermore, pyrosequencing analysis demonstrated increased proportions of the as-yet-uncultivated phylotypes Dialister sp. HOT-119 and Megasphaera sp. HOT-123 on mixed culture plates supplemented with siderophores. Therefore a culture model was developed, which incorporated 15 μg siderophore (pyoverdines-Fe-complex or desferricoprogen) or 150 μl neat subgingival-plaque suspension into a central well on agar plates that were inoculated with heavily-diluted subgingival-plaque samples from subjects with periodontitis. Colonies showing satellitism were passaged onto fresh plates in co-culture with selected helper strains. Five novel strains, representatives of three previously-uncultivated taxa (Anaerolineae bacterium HOT-439, the first oral taxon from the Chloroflexi phylum to have been cultivated; Bacteroidetes bacterium HOT-365; and Peptostreptococcaceae bacterium HOT-091) were successfully isolated. All novel isolates required helper strains for growth, implying dependence on a biofilm lifestyle. Their characterisation will further our understanding of the human oral microbiome.

  11. Market Assessment and Product Evaluation of Probiotic Containing Dietary Supplements Available in Bangladesh Market

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    Anjuman Ara Begum

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    Full Text Available Probiotics containing food supplements available in Bangladesh market were identified and collected for assessment. To assess their label claim, they were resuspended into sterile distilled water. Then, series dilutions of each sample solution were prepared and immediately plated out, in duplicate, into De Man Rogosa Sharpe (MRS agar. These plates were then incubated at 37°C for 48 hours and colonies were counted. Viable cell numbers stated on the labels were compared with actual viable cell numbers. To assess the viability of the probiotics included in the products, probiotic strains were isolated from each of the four products and screened for inhibitory activity against six indicator strains. It was surprisingly found that although the viable cell numbers of all supplements were three to four log cycles lower than label claim of the products, however, this problem did not affect the inhibitory activity of the probiotic strains against indicator strains according to in vitro assessment. Legislation and regulation regarding prebiotic-probiotic containing products should be built up in Bangladesh to ensure quality products supply to the consumers. Moreover, manufacturers of probiotic containing products should take the responsibility for providing the consumer with scientifically and legally correct information.

  12. Market Assessment and Product Evaluation of Probiotic Containing Dietary Supplements Available in Bangladesh Market.

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    Begum, Anjuman Ara; Jakaria, D M; Anisuzzaman, Sharif Md; Islam, Mahfuzul; Mahmud, Siraje Arif

    2015-01-01

    Probiotics containing food supplements available in Bangladesh market were identified and collected for assessment. To assess their label claim, they were resuspended into sterile distilled water. Then, series dilutions of each sample solution were prepared and immediately plated out, in duplicate, into De Man Rogosa Sharpe (MRS) agar. These plates were then incubated at 37°C for 48 hours and colonies were counted. Viable cell numbers stated on the labels were compared with actual viable cell numbers. To assess the viability of the probiotics included in the products, probiotic strains were isolated from each of the four products and screened for inhibitory activity against six indicator strains. It was surprisingly found that although the viable cell numbers of all supplements were three to four log cycles lower than label claim of the products, however, this problem did not affect the inhibitory activity of the probiotic strains against indicator strains according to in vitro assessment. Legislation and regulation regarding prebiotic-probiotic containing products should be built up in Bangladesh to ensure quality products supply to the consumers. Moreover, manufacturers of probiotic containing products should take the responsibility for providing the consumer with scientifically and legally correct information.

  13. Efficacy of nutritional supplements used by athletes.

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    Beltz, S D; Doering, P L

    1993-12-01

    Findings on the efficacy of nutritional supplements used by athletes are reviewed. Many athletes have turned away from anabolic steroids and toward nutritional supplements in the hope of gaining a competitive edge without threatening their health. Athletes may require slightly more protein than sedentary people do to maintain positive nitrogen balance, but it is dubious whether extra dietary protein will help someone to achieve athletic goals. Purified amino acids have become a popular if expensive form of protein supplementation; there is no scientific evidence, however, to support their use. Excessive protein supplementation can lead to dehydration, gout, liver and kidney damage, calcium loss, and gastrointestinal effects. Supplementation with vitamins and minerals in excess of recommended daily allowances appears to have no effect on muscle mass or athletic performance. Other substances touted as having ergogenic properties are carnitine, cobamamide, growth hormone releasers, octacosanol, and ginseng; again, there is no reliable scientific evidence to support claims that products containing these compounds have ergogenic potential, and heavy supplementation may lead to adverse effects. Nutritional supplements are promoted through unsubstantiated claims by magazine advertisements, health food stores, coaches, and other sources. The FDA considers nutritional supplements to be foodstuffs, not drugs, and therefore has not required that they be proved safe and effective. Dosage guidelines are inadequate, and quality control is poor. The FDA has begun to revise regulations governing labeling and health claims for these products. There is little if any evidence that nutritional supplements have ergogenic effects in athletes consuming a balanced diet, and some products have the potential for harm.

  14. Guide to mathematical tables supplement no 1

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    2014-01-01

    A Guide to Mathematical Tables is a supplement to the Guide to Mathematical Tables published by the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences in 1956. The tables contain information on subjects such as powers, rational and algebraic functions, and trigonometric functions, as well as logarithms and polynomials and Legendre functions. An index listing all functions included in both the Guide and the Supplement is included.Comprised of 15 chapters, this supplement first describes mathematical tables in the following order: the accuracy of the table (that is, the number of decimal places or significant

  15. DNA repair phenotype and dietary antioxidant supplementation

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    Guarnieri, Serena; Loft, Steffen; Riso, Patrizia;

    2008-01-01

    of DNA repair incisions were 65.2 (95 % CI 60.4, 70.0) and 86.1 (95 % CI 76.2, 99.9) among the male smokers and well-nourished subjects, respectively. The male smokers also had high baseline levels of oxidised guanines in MNBC. After supplementation, only the male smokers supplemented with slow......-release vitamin C tablets had increased DNA repair activity (27 (95 % CI 12, 41) % higher incision activity). These subjects also benefited from the supplementation by reduced levels of oxidised guanines in MNBC. In conclusion, nutritional status, DNA repair activity and DNA damage are linked, and beneficial...

  16. Quantitative Determination of Vinpocetine in Dietary Supplements.

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    French, John M T; King, Matthew D; McDougal, Owen M

    2016-05-01

    Current United States regulatory policies allow for the addition of pharmacologically active substances in dietary supplements if derived from a botanical source. The inclusion of certain nootropic drugs, such as vinpocetine, in dietary supplements has recently come under scrutiny due to the lack of defined dosage parameters and yet unproven short- and long-term benefits and risks to human health. This study quantified the concentration of vinpocetine in several commercially available dietary supplements and found that a highly variable range of 0.6-5.1 mg/serving was present across the tested products, with most products providing no specification of vinpocetine concentrations. PMID:27319129

  17. Calcium supplements: do they help or harm?

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    Manson, Joann E; Bassuk, Shari S

    2014-01-01

    Current recommendations for calcium intake call for 1,000 mg per day for women ages 19-50 and 1,200 mg per day for women over age 50 to ensure bone health. Given recent concerns that calcium supplements may raise risk for cardiovascular disease and kidney stones, women should aim to meet this recommendation primarily by eating a calcium-rich diet and taking calcium supplements only if needed to reach the RDA goal (often only approximately 500 mg per day in supplements is required). PMID:23880796

  18. MEMS Resonant Strain Sensor Integration

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    Myers, David Richard

    2010-01-01

    Despite commercial availability since the 1950's, silicon strain sensors have not experienced the same success as other microdevices, such as accelerometers, pressure sensors, and inkjet heads. Strain sensors measure mechanical deformation and could be used in many structural components, improving safety, controls, and manufacturing tolerances. This thesis examines major strain sensing techniques and highlights both advantages and disadvantages of each. MEMS resonant strain gauges are iden...

  19. Cyclosporine and Herbal Supplement Interactions

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Cyclosporine (CyA is a well-known immunosuppressant with a narrow therapeutic window. Its bioavailability is affected by many other traditional drugs and herbal extracts. Cytochrome P-450 isoenzymes CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 and protein P-glycoprotein (P-gp are involved in CyA bioavailability. Interactions of CyA with herbal extracts are not well known, but, given their increased concomitant use, it is important to know which extracts, many of which are commonly self-prescribed, can affect CyA blood concentrations. Decreased CyA blood concentration has been shown with St John’s wort in case reports and, in vivo animal studies, with ginger, liquorice, scutellariae radix, and quercetin. Increased CyA concentration has been reported in patients with grapefruit juice, chamomile, or berberine, and with cannabidiol or resveratrol in animal studies. Effects of Echinacea and Serenoa repens on CyA levels have not been shown consistently, but concomitant use should be avoided. Although findings from animal studies cannot be directly translated into humans, avoiding concomitant use of herbal extracts is prudent until human clinical studies have ruled out any possible interaction. Clinicians should interview their patients carefully about their use of herbal supplements before CyA administration, and those receiving CyA should be warned about possible interactions between herbal preparations and CyA.

  20. Controversies in testosterone supplementation therapy

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    Mohit Khera

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Testosterone has now become one of the most widely used medications throughout the world. The rapid growth of the testosterone market in the past 10 years is due to many factors. We currently have a worldwide aging population. In the US, the number of men 65 years old or older is increasing 2-3 times faster than the number of men younger than 65 years. In addition, poor general health and certain medical conditions such as diabetes/metabolic syndrome (MetS, cardiovascular disease (CVD, and osteoporosis have been associated with low serum testosterone levels. [1],[2],[3] There are now fewer concerns regarding the development of prostate cancer (PCa after testosterone therapy, making it a more attractive treatment option. Finally, the introduction of different forms of testosterone supplementation therapy (TST with increased promotion, marketing, and direct-to-consumer advertising is also driving market growth. As the demand for TST continues to grow, it is becoming more important for clinicians to understand how to diagnose and treat patients with low testosterone.

  1. Controversies in testosterone supplementation therapy.

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    Khera, Mohit

    2015-01-01

    Testosterone has now become one of the most widely used medications throughout the world. The rapid growth of the testosterone market in the past 10 years is due to many factors. We currently have a worldwide aging population. In the US, the number of men 65 years old or older is increasing 2-3 times faster than the number of men younger than 65 years. In addition, poor general health and certain medical conditions such as diabetes/metabolic syndrome (MetS), cardiovascular disease (CVD), and osteoporosis have been associated with low serum testosterone levels. [1],[2],[3] There are now fewer concerns regarding the development of prostate cancer (PCa) after testosterone therapy, making it a more attractive treatment option. Finally, the introduction of different forms of testosterone supplementation therapy (TST) with increased promotion, marketing, and direct-to-consumer advertising is also driving market growth. As the demand for TST continues to grow, it is becoming more important for clinicians to understand how to diagnose and treat patients with low testosterone. PMID:25652639

  2. Federal Buildings Supplemental Survey 1993

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    The Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) is mandated by Congress to be the agency that collects, analyzes, and disseminates impartial, comprehensive data about energy including the volume consumed, its customers, and the purposes for which it is used. The Federal Buildings Supplemental Survey (FBSS) was conducted by EIA in conjunction with DOE`s Office of Federal Energy Management Programs (OFEMP) to gain a better understanding of how Federal buildings use energy. This report presents the data from 881 completed telephone interviews with Federal buildings in three Federal regions. These buildings were systematically selected using OFEMP`s specifications; therefore, these data do not statistically represent all Federal buildings in the country. The purpose of the FBSS was threefold: (1) to understand the characteristics of Federal buildings and their energy use; (2) to provide a baseline in these three Federal regions to measure future energy use in Federal buildings as required in EPACT; and (3) to compare building characteristics and energy use with the data collected in the CBECS.

  3. Efecto protector de una cepa no virulenta contra la infección con una cepa virulenta de Trypanosoma cruzi en un modelo murino Protective effect of a non virulent strain against infection of a highly virulent strain of Trypanosoma cruzi in a murine model

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    C Zúñiga

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente estudio se realizó una comparación en el desarrollo de la infección con 2.000 tripomastigotes, en ratones ACA, usando las cepas Tulahuen y Munantá de Trypanosoma cruzi, aisladas originalmente en Chile y Colombia, respectivamente. La cepa ACA se mostró como altamente susceptible a la infección con la cepa Tulahuen, muriendo el 100% de los animales dentro de las 3 semanas postinfección. Sin embargo, todos los ratones infectados con la cepa Munantá sobrevivieron a pesar de alcanzar mayores niveles de parasitemia. El estudio histopatológico de corazón mostró diferentes grados de parasitismo intracelular e infiltrado inflamatorio en relación con la cepa de parásito utilizada. En la infección con la cepa Munantá se pudo observar escasa presencia de pseudoquistes, en este tejido, con una discreta inflamación. Por el contrario, los tejidos de los animales infectados con la cepa Tulahuen mostraron un alto número de parásitos intracelulares y un severo proceso inflamatorio. Se investigó el posible efecto protector de una primoinfección con la cepa no virulenta Munantá frente a una posterior infección con la cepa virulenta Tulahuen. Los animales reinfectados con esta última cepa mostraron menores niveles de parasitemia, 100% de sobrevivencia y menor daño tisular.This study was carried out to compare the infection course of Trypanosoma cruzi in the ACA inbred mouse strain inoculated with 2000 blood trypomastigotes of the Tulahuen strain and the Colombian Munantá strain. Parasitaemia and mortality rates showed different patterns for both strains of the parasite. All the Tulahuen infected mice died within 3 weeks after infection, in contrast, all mice infected with the Munantá strain survived, although they showed higher level of parasitaemia. These results are in agreement with previous findings suggesting poor correlation between death and parasitaemia level. The histopathological study showed different degrees of

  4. Cumulative financial stress and strain in palliative radiation outpatients: The role of age and disability.

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    Francoeur, Richard Benoit

    2005-01-01

    Objective financial stress, which incorporates all medical and non-medical financial stressors by households, shapes patients' subjective perceptions of financial strain. This study addresses whether patient age and disability days reveal patients to have different perceptions of financial strain even when their households incur the same level of financial stress. Among patients with the same level of household financial stress, older patients perceived less financial strain from difficulty paying bills than younger patients. However, among patients reporting above-average disability days, older patients also perceived more financial strain than younger patients about the adequacy of their health insurance and finances in the future. Thus, financial strain measures that focus on projected health needs should supplement those that describe current household circumstances to improve screenings of older patients who are under-prescribed, or unable to adhere to, a regimen for all necessary health care.

  5. Ocorrência de cisticercose (Cysticercus cellulosae encefálica e cardíaca em necropsias Occurrence of encephalic and cardiac cysticercosis (Cysticercus cellulosae in necropsy

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    Ruy S Lino Jr

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Realizar estudo retrospectivo relativo ao achado de lesões de cisticercose e às localizações mais comumente atingidas em exames usuais de necropsias. MÉTODOS: Foram revistos, retrospectivamente, 1.596 protocolos de necropsias em Uberaba, MG, Brasil, no período de 1974 a 1997, registrando-se: a idade, o sexo, a cor, o índice de massa corporal (IMC e a localização do cisticerco. RESULTADOS: Encontraram-se relatos de cisticercose em 53 (3,3% protocolos. A média das idades foi de 50 ± 15,4 anos (variando de 15 a 86 anos, 62,3% eram homens, 64,1% brancos. As localizações encontradas foram: encefálica (79,2%, cardíaca (22,6%, muscular esquelética (11,3% e outras (5,7%. Não houve diferença estatística das variáveis entre os grupos positivos ou negativos para o diagnóstico de cisticercose. Observaram-se dois casos de neurocisticercose localizados no núcleo ventromedial do hipotálamo. CONCLUSÃO: A ocorrência de cisticercose, bem como a localização cardíaca foram mais freqüentemente encontradas em relação a outros estudos da região. Em dois casos de cisticercose hipotalâmica havia associação com obesidade.OBJECTIVE: To review the incidence and pathologic findings of cysticercosis diagnosed at autopsies, with emphasis on the most common organs affected. METHODS: Reports of 1.596 autopsies performed between 1974 and 1997 at a school hospital in Uberaba, MG, Brazil were studied. The following data were obtained: age, sex, ethnic group, body mass index, and the site of the cysticercosis. RESULTS: The study found diagnosis of cysticercosis in 53 autopsies (3.3%. The average age of patients with cysticercosis was 50 (range: 15 to 86 years; 62.3% were male, and 64.1% Caucasian. The most affected organs were: brain (79.2%, heart (22.6%, skeletal muscle (11.3%, and other organs (5.7%. No statistical differences were found comparing age, gender, ethnic group, and body mass index of the affected and the non

  6. Variabilidad de la frecuencia cardíaca en pacientes con angina inestable: correlación con otros marcadores pronósticos

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La importancia del análisis de la variabilidad de la frecuencia cardíaca (VFC está bien establecida como marcador pronóstico en pacientes que han tenido infarto agudo de miocardio y en otras cardiopatías. El objetivo de este estudio es establecer la correlación entre las variables de VFC y los índices pronósticos tradicionales en angina inestable Materiales y Métodos: Se reclutaron prospectivamente pacientes con diagnóstico de angina inestable. Se consignaron indicadores de riesgo cardiovascular clínicos (angor de reposo refractario, hipotensión arterial, insuficiencia cardíaca, presencia de cambios dinámicos en el ST-T, fracción de eyección =40% y los hallazgos angiográficos (2 ó más vasos, conformándose entonces dos grupos, de alto riesgo y de bajo riesgo. A todos los pacientes se les realizó un registro electrocardiográfico de 5 minutos y se analizaron diversas variables de VFC en dominio de tiempo y de frecuencia mediante un programa de computadora. Estas variables se compararon entre ambos grupos. Resultados: Se reclutaron 63 pacientes (44 hombres, 70% con edad promedio de 63 + 10.4 años (35-90; 46 se consideraron de alto riesgo por cambios electrocardiográficos dinámicos y la fracción de eyección disminuida y 17 de bajo riesgo. En el primer grupo, el poder espectral total fue significativamente menor que en el grupo de bajo riesgo (p=0.04. La banda de baja frecuencia mostró diferencia pero sin alcanzar significancia estadística (p=0.07 y otras variables como el SDNN, el NN50 y la banda de baja frecuencia, mostraron sólo tendencia de ser menores en el grupo de alto riesgo. Conclusión: En pacientes con angina inestable de alto riesgo, la presencia de indicadores pronósticos tiene correlación con una menor VFC en dominio de frecuencia.Introduction: The usefullness of heart rate variability (HRV analysis is well known in myocardial infarction as in other cardiac diseases as a prognostic tool. The

  7. Papel do ecocardiograma na avaliação ventricular do coração transplantado versus rejeição cardíaca

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    Gabriel Antonio Stanisci Miguel

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O Transplante Cardíaco (TC é uma alternativa para os indivíduos com doença cardíaca terminal. Na evolução pós-transplante, a ocorrência de episódios de Rejeição Cardíaca (RC é evento frequente que aumenta a morbimortalidade, sendo necessário o emprego de exame não invasivo com boa acurácia para seu diagnóstico, pois a Biópsia Endomiocárdica (BEM não é um procedimento isento de complicações. OBJETIVO: Comparar parâmetros obtidos com o princípio Doppler, entre os pacientes transplantados com RC (TX1 e os pacientes transplantados sem rejeição (TX0; utilizando como referência o Grupo Controle (GC e observando o comportamento da função sistodiastólica ventricular esquerda expressa por meio do Índice de Performance Miocárdica (IPM. MÉTODOS: Foram realizados ecocardiogramas transtorácicos no período de janeiro de 2006 a janeiro de 2008, para a avaliação prospectiva de 47 pacientes, subdivididos em GC (36,2%, TX0 (38,3% e TX1 (25,5%, comparando-se o IPM entre eles. Para a análise dos dados foram realizados os testes exato de Fisher e o não paramétrico de Kruskal-Wallis, ambos com nível de significância de 5%. RESULTADOS: Os grupos não diferiram em relação a idade, peso, altura e superfície corpórea. Quando comparado ao GC, TX0 e TX1 apresentaram alteração da função sistodiastólica ventricular esquerda, expressa como aumento do IPM, que foi mais intenso no TX1 [0,38 (0,29 - 0,44 X 0,47 (0,43 - 0,56 X 0,58 (0,52 - 0,74 p < 0,001]. CONCLUSÃO: O ecocardiograma mostrou-se como exame de boa acurácia na detecção das alterações da função sistodiastólica do coração transplantado; entretanto, não foi confiável como método substituto da BEM para o diagnóstico seguro de RC.

  8. Experiência inicial com operações cardíacas minimamente invasivas Initial experience with minimally invasive cardiac operations

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    Francisco Costa

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Operações cardíacas minimamente invasivas têm sido propostas como uma alternativa para a correção de diversas cardiopatias congênitas e adquiridas, com o intuito de reduzir a morbimortalidade. OBJETIVOS: Descrever a experiência inicial de dois anos com operações cardíacas minimamente invasivas, com ênfase nos aspectos técnicos e na curva de aprendizado. MÉTODOS: Entre julho de 2009 a março de 2012, 95 pacientes foram operados com técnicas minimamente invasivas. A média de idade foi de 55±15 anos e 53% pacientes eram do sexo feminino. As operações foram fechamento de comunicação interatrial (25, substituição valvar aórtica (32, plastia mitral (23, substituição valvar mitral (12, ressecção de mixoma de átrio esquerdo (2 e ressecção de membrana subaórtica (1. A incisão consistiu de minitoracotomia lateral direita em 87 casos e de miniesternotomia em oito. RESULTADOS: A mortalidade imediata foi de 4,2%, e o tamanho médio da incisão foi de 6,3 ± 1,2 cm. A extensão da toracotomia só foi necessária em um caso. Dois pacientes apresentaram acidente vascular cerebral, e a quantidade total de sangramento foi de 470 ± 277 ml. Nenhum paciente teve infecção de ferida operatória, e 67% dos casos não apresentaram morbidade pós-operatória significativa. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados iniciais com operações minimamente invasivas demonstraram que elas podem ser realizadas de forma segura e com resultados iniciais satisfatórios. O índice de satisfação dos pacientes foi elevado. Uma vez ultrapassada a curva de aprendizado, as operações minimamente invasivas podem ser uma excelente alternativa para muitos pacientes com cardiopatias valvares e congênitas.BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive cardiovascular operations have been proposed as an alternative method to correct several cardiac congenital and acquired heart diseases, with the aim to reduce morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: Describe the two years

  9. Uso do EuroSCORE como preditor de morbidade no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca

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    Isaac Newton Guimarães Andrade

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar o uso do EuroSCORE como preditor de morbidade no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca. Métodos: Foram analisados, retrospectivamente, os prontuários de 900 pacientes operados no Real Hospital Português do Recife e admitidos na unidade de terapia intensiva pós-operatória. Foram incluídos todos os pacientes com prontuários completos, sendo excluídos aqueles que foram a óbito no transoperatório, submetidos a transplante ou a correção de cardiopatia congênita. Foi avaliado o desenvolvimento de infecção respiratória, acidente vascular cerebral e insuficiência renal dialítica, sendo o EuroSCORE comparado em relação às três complicações, usando-se o teste de Mann-Whitney. A calibração do modelo para predição das morbidades estudadas foi avaliado com o teste de ajuste de bondade de Homer-Lemeshow. A acurácia do modelo foi avaliada utilizando-se a área sob a curva ROC (ASROC. Resultados: O modelo apresentou boa calibração na predição de infecção respiratória, insuficiência renal dialítica e acidente vascular cerebral (P=0,285; P=0,789; P=0,45, respectivamente, tendo boa acurácia para infecção respiratória (ASROC=0,710 e P<0,001 e insuficiência renal dialítica (ASROC=0,834 e P<0,001 e sem acurácia para acidente vascular cerebral (ASROC=0,519. Os pacientes de alto risco apresentaram maior chance de desenvolver infecção respiratória (OR=9,05; P<0,001 e insuficiência renal dialítica (OR=39,6; P<0,001. A probabilidade de desenvolver infecção respiratória e insuficiência renal dialítica foi de menos de 10% com EuroSCORE até 7 e de mais de 70% com EuroSCORE maior que 15. Conclusão: O EuroSCORE mostrou-se um bom preditor das principais morbidades pós-operatórias em cirurgia cardíaca: infecção respiratória e insuficiência renal dialítica.

  10. Insuficiência cardíaca: comparação entre o teste de caminhada de seis minutos e o teste cardiopulmonar

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    Eduardo Elias Vieira de Carvalho

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A insuficiência cardíaca crônica (IC é uma síndrome complexa caracterizada pela redução do débito cardíaco em relação às necessidades metabólicas do organismo, bem como alterações metabólicas e do eixo neuro-hormonal. Sintomas como fadiga muscular e dispneia são notórios e os testes de esforço são amplamente utilizados para a avaliação da capacidade funcional, prognóstico e eficácia das intervenções terapêuticas nessa síndrome. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a reprodutibilidade do teste de caminhada de seis minutos (TC6' em pacientes com IC e correlacionar a magnitude das variáveis atingidas no pico do esforço do TC6' com as de um teste cardiopulmonar (TCP. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 16 pacientes (12 homens e 4 mulheres com diagnóstico de IC CF I-II (NYHA. Os voluntários foram submetidos a dois testes TC6' (TC6'1 e TC6'2 com intervalo de 30 minutos entre eles; posteriormente realizaram um TCP máximo. RESULTADOS: Todas as variáveis obtidas nos dois TC6' mostraram-se significantes, com altas correlações: distância percorrida (DP (r = 0,93; p < 0,0001, frequência cardíaca (FC (r = 0,89; p < 0,0001, consumo de oxigênio (VO2 (r = 0,93; p < 0,0001 e escala de percepção de esforço (r = 0,85; p < 0,0001. Por sua vez, todas as variáveis analisadas no TC6' mostraram correlações moderadas e significantes com as variáveis obtidas no TCP, a saber: FC pico (r = 0,66; p = 0,005; VO2 (r = 0,57; p = 0,02 e VO2 no TCP e DP no TC6'2 (r = 0,70; p = 0,002. CONCLUSÃO: O TC6' foi reprodutível nesse grupo de pacientes com IC (NYHA - I-II e se correlacionou com o TCP. Sendo assim, apresenta-se como ferramenta de avaliação fidedigna, constituindo-se numa alternativa adequada, segura e de baixo custo para a prescrição de exercícios físicos aeróbicos em pacientes com IC.

  11. Spectral analysis of cardiac rate variability Análisis espectral de la variabilidad de la frecuencia cardíaca

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    Diego Luis Alvarez Montoya

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available In the last years relationship between autonomic nervous system (ANS function and cardiovascular mortality has been recognized. This has motivated research to find quantitative markers of autonomic balance. Heart rate variability (HRV is one of the most promising methods. HRV is defined as the variations occurred in the time interval between consecutive heartbeats and it is thought to depend on the ANS modulation. Tacogram (recording of cardiac frequency in time is used to evaluate HRV. The study of HRV started 30 years ago and has gained importance in the last 10 years. There are several methods to evaluate HRV. The most accepted today are frequency domain methods (spectral analysis. Spectral analysis consists in the decomposition in order to obtain the spectral components. There are high frequency components (HF, related to vagal tone, low frequency (LF components, related to the modulation of both sympathetic and vagal modulation, and very low frequency components which have not been related to any physiological variable. Time domain methods, are basically statistic and evaluate variability using means and standard deviations. These methods seem to have less advantages than spectral methods. HRV is correlated with physiological adaptations to changes in internal and external environment and to the presence of diseases. This article presents the main techniques in the time and frequency domains and their relationship with physiological changes and specific diseases. En los últimos años, se ha reconocido la relación existente entre el funcionamiento del sistema nervioso autónomo (SNA y la mortalidad cardiovascular. Esto ha motivado la búsqueda de marcadores cuantitativos del balance autonómico. La Variabilidad de la Frecuencia Cardíaca (VFC representa uno de los más promisorios. La VFC se define como la variación que ocurre en el intervalo de tiempo entre latidos consecutivos y se ha propuesto que su comportamiento depende de la

  12. Efectos del Carvedilol en la insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva grado II-IV y establecimiento de la morbimortalidad a 12 meses

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    Rafael Pichardo

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: El propósito de este estudio fue establecer la tolerabilidad y la eficacia del carvedilol en pacientes con una clase funcional de la New York Heart Association (NYHA tipo II, III y IV. Antecedentes. El Carvedilol un beta-antagonista con propiedades de bloqueo alfa adrenérgico y antioxidantes al mismo tiempo, se ha mostrado muy efectivo en mejorar la función ventricular y la supervivencia en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva crónica desde leve a moderada. Métodos: Se estudiaron prospectivamente 27 pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva clase II a III ( y algunos IV con una fracción de eyección Objetives: The purpose of this study was established the tolerability and the efficacy of carvedilol in patients with a functional classification of the New York Association (NYHA type II, III and IV. Background. Carvedilol a nonselective beta-adrenergic blocking drug with alpha-adrenergic blocking and antioxidants properties, has been shown very effective in improving the left ventricular function, clinical outcomes and survival in patients with mild to moderate chronic heart failure. Methods: We studied prospectively 27 patients with congestive heart failure NYHA II, III and some type IV, with a ejection fraction < 0.40 % and left ventricular diastolic diameter 55 mm. The patients should be stabilized with digoxin, diuretics and ACE inhitors, beginning with a dose of 3.125 mg b.i.d. and titrage until arrive to 25 mg b.i.d.. The patients should be complete 9 visits or one year of follow-up and the minimal dose accepted was 12.5 mg b.i.d. in order to consider a patient like included. Results: Of the total 27 patients 18 completed their follow-up (66.7 %. The blood pressure doesn’t modify during the treatment and the heart beat decreased significantly of 85 l/min on the average to 70 l/ min at the end of the study. The ejection fraction (EF rises from 0.28 to 0.36 for an increase of 28.5 % (P < .001.Of the 18

  13. Cirurgia da insuficiência mitral no tratamento da insuficiência cardíaca avançada Mitral insufficiency surgery to treat advanced heart failure

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    João Victor Caprini Oliveira

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A cardiomiopatia dilatada caracteriza-se por disfunção miocárdica grave, progressiva e, quase sempre, irreversível. Essa síndrome cursa com remodelamento cardíaco e, em especial, por aumento do volume e da esfericidade do ventrículo esquerdo com dilatação do anel mitral. Como consequência ocorre deslocamento lateral dos músculos papilares, estiramento das cordas tendíneas e consequente restrição da excursão sistólica dos folhetos mitrais. Esse conjunto de alterações biomecânicas causa insuficiência mitral funcional, um indicador de mau prognóstico. A plastia ou a troca da valva mitral foram introduzidas como alternativas cirúrgicas coadjuvantes ao tratamento clínico convencional e têm se mostrado eficazes em combater os sintomas de insuficiência cardíaca. Resta, todavia, demonstrar, seu benefício sobre o aumento da sobrevida em longo prazo.Dilated cardiomyopathy is characterized by severe, progressive myocardial dysfunction that is, irreversible. That syndrome leads to cardiac remodeling with augmentation of left ventricle volume and sphericity, dilation of the mitral annulus and dislocation of papillary muscles that pulls up the mitral cords thereby restraining leaflet excursion. These biomechanical modifications generate functional mitral valve regurgitation, a dismal prognostic sign. Mitral valve plasty or replacement was introduced as surgical coadjuvants to conventional medical treatment, with good symptomatic improvement. The long term survival benefit is yet to be demonstrated.

  14. Enfermedad celíaca del adulto: aspectos endocrinológicos y nutricionales Adult celiac disease: endocrinological and nutritional issues

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    D. Peteiro-González

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad celíaca es una enteropatía autoinmune que aparece como respuesta a la ingesta de gluten en sujetos genéticamente predispuestos. Aunque históricamente se la ha considerado una patología pediátrica e infrecuente su prevalencia está próxima al 1% de la población general, siendo todavía más elevada en pacientes con determinadas patologías endocrinológicas y déficits nutricionales. El empleo de los anticuerpos antitransglutaminasa y antiendomisio y la endoscopia digestiva con toma de biopsia serán elementos clave para su diagnóstico. La instauración de una dieta sin gluten logrará la recuperación del trofismo intestinal y evitará el riesgo de complicaciones a largo plazo a la vez que mejora la calidad de vida del paciente. El seguimiento médico y nutricional será clave para lograr una buena adherencia terapéutica.Celiac disease is an autoinmune enterophaty induced by the ingestion of gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. Although historically it was thought that it was an infrequent pediatric disease, now it is know that its prevalence is close to 1% in the general population. It is even higher between patients with some endocrine disorders and nutritional deficits. The use of antitransglutaminase and antiendomisium antibodies and the endoscopical duodenal biopsy are the cornerstones for its diagnosis. The introduction of a gluten-free diet will achieve the normalization of the intestinal mucosa. It will avoid the risk of long term complications and an it will achieve an improvement in quality of life. Medical and dietitian long term follow-up will be important to improve the compliance to the treatment.

  15. Noncanonical Wnt5a-Ca(2+) -NFAT signaling axis in pesticide induced bone marrow aplasia mouse model: A study to explore the novel mechanism of pesticide toxicity.

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    Chattopadhyay, Sukalpa; Chatterjee, Ritam; Law, Sujata

    2016-10-01

    According to case-control studies, long-term pesticide exposure can cause bone marrow aplasia like hematopoietic degenerative disease leading to impaired hematopoiesis and increased risk of aplastic anemia in human subjects. However, the exact mechanism of pesticide mediated hematotoxicity still remains elusive. In this study, we investigated the role of noncanonical Wnt signaling pathway, a crucial regulator of adult hematopoiesis, in pesticide induced bone marrow aplasia mouse model. Aplasia mouse model was developed following inhalation and dermal exposure of 5% aqueous mixture of common agriculturally used pesticides for 6 h/day for 5 days a week up to 90 days. After that, blood hemogram, marrow smear, cellularity, scanning electron microscopy, extramedullary hematopoiesis and flowcytometric expression analysis of noncanonical Wnt signaling components, such as Wnt 5a, fzd5, NFAT, IFN-γ, intracellular Ca(2+) level were evaluated in the bone marrow hematopoietic stem/progenitor compartment of the control and pesticide induced aplasia groups of animals. Results showed that pesticide exposed mice were anemic with peripheral blood pancytopenia, hypocellular degenerative marrow, and extramedullary hematopoiesis in the spleen. Upon pesticide exposure, Wnt 5a expression was severely downregulated with a decline in intracellular Ca(2+) level. Moreover, downstream of Wnt5a, we observed sharp downregulation of NFATc2 transcription factor expression, the major target of pesticide toxicity and its target molecule IFN-γ. Taken together, our result suggests that deregulation of Wnt5a-Ca(2+) -NFAT signaling axis in the hematopoietic stem/progenitor compartment plays a crucial role behind the pathogenesis of pesticide mediated bone marrow aplasia by limiting primitive hematopoietic stem cells' ability to maintain hematopoietic homeostasis and reconstitution mechanism in vivo during xenobiotic stress leading to ineffective hematopoiesis and evolution of bone marrow aplasia.

  16. Adaptação psicossocial de pessoas portadoras de insuficiência cardíaca: diagnósticos e intervenções de enfermagem

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    Luciana Alves da Rocha

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Estudo cujo objetivo é analisar os diagnósticos de enfermagem (DE representativos do processo de adaptaçãopsicossocial de um grupo de pessoas portadoras de insuficiência cardíaca (IC e intervenções de enfermagem, combase na teoria de adaptação de Callista Roy.Trata-se de investigação descritiva e transversal, realizada com 28pacientes acompanhados no ambulatório de um hospital público, em Fortaleza-CE. As informações foram coletas porentrevista no período de maio a agosto de 2007.Todos os aspectos éticos e legais foram considerados. A análise dosresultados apontou a identificação dos DE: desempenho de papel ineficaz, comportamento de saúde propenso a risco,disfunção sexual, sentimento de impotência e controle ineficaz do regime terapêutico. A associação destes DE com osproblemas adaptativos de Roy levou à identificação de: falha no papel, disfunção sexual e sentimento de impotência.Tais problemas relacionavam-se com a IC e as modificações que ela ocasiona na vida destas pessoas, ao provocaransiedade e depressão, interferindo na qualidade de vida. Diante dos achados, espera-se suscitar reflexões dosenfermeiros para, ao desempenhar o cuidado clínico aos portadores de IC, considerarem seus problemas deadaptação, estimulando-os para o alcance à condição crônica de saúde.

  17. Exercício intenso e suplementação de testosterona em portadores de insuficiência cardíaca

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    Lourenço Sampaio de Mara

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O sono é um estado natural e recorrente, no qual acontecem processos neurobiológicos importantes. A má qualidade do sono está diretamente A insuficiência cardíaca (IC é uma síndrome com alterações neuroendócrinas, limitações funcionais associadas à baixa qualidade de vida. Há pouco conhecimento dos efeitos do exercício físico de alta intensidade e terapia de suplementação de testosterona (TST em portadores de IC e hipotestosteronemia. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos do exercício de alta intensidade associado a TST na qualidade de vida e potência aeróbia destes pacientes. MÉTODOS: Dezenove pacientes portadores de IC (idade media, 58 ± 10 anos; fração de ejeção, 34 ± 8% foram randomizados para o grupo exercício de alta intensidade (controle; n=9 e exercício de alta intensidade com suplementação hormonal (intervenção; n=10. Os Pacientes exercitaram-se (40 minutos, 90% do consumo máximo de oxigênio três vezes semanalmente durante 12 semanas. O grupo intervenção recebeu testosterona na primeira e sexta semanas. Antes e após o período de estudo foram obtidas medidas da capacidade funcional e escores do Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire. RESULTADOS: No intragrupo controle e intervenção, respectivamente, houve aumento do pico de consumo de oxigênio (12% vs. 15%; p CONCLUSÃO: Exercício de alta intensidade melhora a capacidade funcional e escores da QV após 12 semanas de tratamento.

  18. Influência da suplementação de creatina na capacidade funcional de pacientes com Insuficiência Cardíaca

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    Ana Paula Perillo Ferreira Carvalho

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A Insuficiência Cardíaca (IC é uma síndrome complexa, marcada pela intolerância ao esforço e perda da capacidade funcional. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a capacidade funcional dos pacientes com IC suplementados com creatina. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo, randomizado, duplo cego. Foram randomizados em dois grupos 33 pacientes com IC, com idade > 18 anos, sexo masculino, classes funcionais II a IV. O grupo experimental (G CRE, n = 17 foi suplementado com creatina com dose de 5 g por dia durante seis meses. E o grupo placebo (G PLA, n = 16 recebeu 5 g de maltodextrina por dia durante o mesmo período de tempo. Ambos os grupos foram submetidos a avaliação da capacidade funcional por meio da ergoespirometria e teste de caminhada de seis minutos (TC6 pré e pós-intervenção. O modelo estatístico Ancova e a correlação de Pearson foram utilizados na análise dos grupos e nas formas de tratamento. RESULTADOS: Das variáveis avaliadas na ergoespirometria, o volume de oxigênio pico (VO2 pico, limiar anaeróbio (LA e o pulso de oxigênio (pulso de O2 não apresentaram diferenças significativas entre os grupos (P>0,05. No TC6 não houve diferença significativa na distância percorrida. CONCLUSÃO: A suplementação de creatina em pacientes com IC não promoveu melhora significativa na capacidade funcional.

  19. Application of 99mTechnetium-HYNIC(tricine/TPPTS)-Aca-Bombesin(7-14) SPECT/CT in prostate cancer patients

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    Rationale: The peptide bombesin (BBN) and its derivatives exhibit high binding affinity for the gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR), which is highly expressed in prostate cancer. We used the BBN-based radiopharmaceutical 99mTechnetium-HYNIC(tricine/TPPTS)-Aca-Bombesin(7-14) (99mTc-HABBN) to perform a first-in-man clinical pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of 99mTc-HABBN SPECT/CT for detection of prostate cancer in patients. Methods: Eight patients with biopsy-proven prostate cancer who were scheduled for either radical prostatectomy or external beam radiotherapy underwent 99mTc-HABBN scintigraphy and SPECT/CT prior to treatment. Serial blood samples were taken to assess blood radioactivity and to determine in vivo metabolic stability. Clinical parameters were measured and reported side effects, if present, were recorded. Prostate cancer specimens of all patients were immunohistochemically stained for GRPR. Results: 99mTc-HABBN was synthesized with high radiochemical yield, purity and specific activity. There were no significant changes in clinical parameters, and there were no adverse or subjective side effects. Low metabolic stability was observed, as less than 20% of 99mTc-HABBN was intact after 30 min. Immunohistochemical staining for GRPR was observed in the prostate cancer specimens in all patients. 99mTc-HABBN scintigraphy and SPECT/CT did not detect prostate cancer in patients with proven disease. Conclusions: 99mTc-HABBN SPECT/CT for visualization of prostate cancer is safe but hampered by an unexpected low in vivo metabolic stability in man. The difference between the excellent in vitro stability of 99mTc-HABBN in human serum samples determined in our previous study regarding 99mTc-HABBN and the low in vivo metabolic stability determined in this study, is striking. This issue warrants further study of peptide-based radiopharmaceuticals

  20. Influencia de la madurez sexual y la castración sobre la actividad eléctrica cardíaca en conejos machos y hembras

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    Gabriela Y. Eizikovits

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Es bien conocida la existencia de diferencias en la actividad eléctrica cardíaca asociadas al sexo. Si bien estas diferencias habitualmente se relacionan al efecto de la madurez y de las hormonas sexuales gonadales, todavía existen controversias al respecto. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar el efecto que la madurez sexual y la castración producen sobre los distintos parámetros del electrocardiograma de superficie y de la duración de los potenciales de acción (DPA. Se utilizaron conejos jóvenes (menores de un mes de edad y adultos (mayores de seis meses de edad. Las diferencias obtenidas en las hembras se observan en la repolarización tardía, mientras que en los machos ocurren en la repolarización temprana. Existiría una relación entre las diferencias observadas en la duración desde el pico máximo hasta el fin de la onda T (Tpf y las observadas en la DPA al 90% de la repolarización (DPA90 en las hembras, mientras que en los machos la relación existe entre la duración desde el punto J hasta el pico máximo de la onda T (JTp y la DPA al 30 y 50% de la repolarización (DPA30 y DPA50. Si bien existen diferencias que podrían ser debidas a factores hormonales otras serían debidas a factores no hormonales.

  1. Avaliação da carga de trabalho no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca segundo o Nursing Activities Score

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    Larissa Bertacchini de Oliveira

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Identificar os fatores associados à carga de trabalho de enfermagem no cuidado a pacientes no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca. Método Estudo de coorte prospectivo, conduzido com 187 pacientes da Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Cirúrgica (UTI do Instituto do Coração. Os dados foram coletados nas primeiras 24 e 72 horas do paciente na UTI. A variável dependente foi a carga de trabalho calculada por meio do Nursing Activities Score (NAS e as independentes foram de natureza demográfico-clínicas e escores de morbimortalidade. Para análise dos dados utilizou-se os testes de Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney e de correlação de Spearman, e a regressão linear com modelo de efeitos mistos. Resultados A maioria dos pacientes era do sexo masculino (59,4%, com média de idade de 61 anos (±12,7 e 43,9% desenvolveram algum tipo de complicação no pós-operatório. Nas 24 horas, a carga de trabalho foi de 82,4% (±3,4 e foi de 58,1% (±3,4 nas 72 horas. Os fatores associados ao aumento do NAS foram: tempo de internação do paciente na UTI (p=0,036 e a presença de complicações (p<0,001. Conclusão A gravidade do paciente nas 24 horas, em oposição a inúmeros estudos, não influenciou no aumento da carga de trabalho, a qual se mostrou associada ao tempo de internação e às complicações.

  2. Variabilidade da freqüência cardíaca em diferentes faixas etárias Heart rate variability in different age groups

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    MA Paschoal

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar a variabilidade da freqüência cardíaca (VFC de 40 voluntários saudáveis, com diferentes faixas etárias, divididos em 4 grupos iguais, com as seguintes características: a grupo 1 com idade entre 20 e 30 anos (média ± dp = 23±2,8 anos; b grupo 2, entre 31 e 40 anos (34,7±2,1 anos; c grupo 3, entre 41 e 50 anos (46,4±3,4 anos; d grupo 4, entre 51 a 60 anos (54,9±2,0 anos. MÉTODO: foi utilizada como ferramenta de investigação a análise da VFC feita nos domínios do tempo (DT e da freqüência (DF, em 2 situações: 1 na condição de repouso (REP controlado; 2 durante a manobra postural ativa (MPA. RESULTADOS: Na condição REP houve menor VFC, tanto no DT como no DF, apresentada pelo grupo 51-60 anos, com relação aos demais grupos. Durante a MPA, a comparação entre a VFC nas posições supina e bípede, intragrupos, mostrou progressiva redução na magnitude das respostas simpática e parassimpática, de acordo com o aumento da idade das pessoas estudadas. A análise dos deltas de freqüência cardíaca (FC 0-10s (D 0-10s das mudanças de posições supina para bípede, também mostrou redução proporcional à maior faixa etária dos grupos estudados, com médias de +42, +35, +30, +25bpm, respectivamente para os grupos 20-30, 31-40, 41-50 e 51-60 anos. CONCLUSÃO: concluiu-se que a análise da VFC, seja na condição de repouso, seja durante a MPA, é uma importante ferramenta de investigação da função autonômica cardíaca relacionada ao aumento da idade de seres humanos.OBJECTIVE: To study the heart rate variability (HRV of 40 healthy volunteers of different ages, divided into four equal groups, with the following characteristics: a group 1, 20 to 30 years old (mean ± standard deviation = 23.0 ± 2.8 years; b group 2, 31 to 40 years old (34.7 ± 2.1 years; c group 3, 41 to 50 years old (46.4 ± 3.4 years; and group 4, 51 to 60 years old (54.9 ± 2.0 years. METHOD: The

  3. Proposed Desert Pupfish Preserve : Supplemental LARC Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document contains supplements to a previous report on the desert pupfish preserve proposal. The attachments are titled: “Vertebrate Animals and Vascular...

  4. Anthocyanin analyses of Vaccinium fruit dietary supplements.

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    Lee, Jungmin

    2016-09-01

    Vaccinium fruit ingredients within dietary supplements were identified by comparisons with anthocyanin analyses of known Vaccinium profiles (demonstration of anthocyanin fingerprinting). Available Vaccinium supplements were purchased and analyzed, their anthocyanin profiles (based on high-performance liquid chromatography [HPLC] separation) indicated if products' fruit origin listings were authentic. Over 30% of the Vaccinium fruit (cranberry, lingonberry, bilberry, and blueberry; 14 of 45) products available as dietary supplements did not contain the fruit listed as ingredients. Six supplements contained no anthocyanins. Five others had contents differing from labeled fruit (e.g., bilberry capsules containing Andean blueberry fruit). Of the samples that did contain the specified fruit (n = 27), anthocyanin content ranged from 0.04 to 14.37 mg per capsule, tablet, or teaspoon (5 g). Approaches to utilizing anthocyanins in assessment of sample authenticity, and a discussion of the challenges with anthocyanin profiles in quality control are both presented. PMID:27625778

  5. Sanitary Landfill Supplemental Test Final Report

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    This report summarizes the performance of the Sanitary Landfill Supplemental Test data, an evaluation of applicability, conclusions, recommendations, and related information for implementation of this remediation technology at the SRS Sanitary Landfill

  6. Antioxidant supplements for preventing gastrointestinal cancers

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    Bjelakovic, G.; Nikolova, D.; Simonetti, R.G.;

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress may cause gastrointestinal cancers. The evidence on whether antioxidant supplements are effective in preventing gastrointestinal cancers is contradictory. OBJECTIVES: To assess the beneficial and harmful effects of antioxidant supplements in preventing gastrointestinal...... Database from inception to October 2007. We scanned reference lists and contacted pharmaceutical companies. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised trials comparing antioxidant supplements to placebo/no intervention examining occurrence of gastrointestinal cancers. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two authors (GB...... high. Heterogeneity was low to moderate. Antioxidant supplements were without significant effects on gastrointestinal cancers (RR 0.94, 95% CI 0.83 to 1.06). However, there was significant heterogeneity (I(2) = 54.0%, P = 0.003). The heterogeneity may have been explained by bias risk (low-bias risk...

  7. Sanitary Landfill Supplemental Test Final Report

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    This report summarizes the performance of the Sanitary Landfill Supplemental Test data, an evaluation of applicability, conclusions, recommendations, and related information for implementation of this remediation technology at the SRS Sanitary Landfill.

  8. Dietary supplements and team-sport performance.

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    Bishop, David

    2010-12-01

    A well designed diet is the foundation upon which optimal training and performance can be developed. However, as long as competitive sports have existed, athletes have attempted to improve their performance by ingesting a variety of substances. This practice has given rise to a multi-billion-dollar industry that aggressively markets its products as performance enhancing, often without objective, scientific evidence to support such claims. While a number of excellent reviews have evaluated the performance-enhancing effects of most dietary supplements, less attention has been paid to the performance-enhancing claims of dietary supplements in the context of team-sport performance. Dietary supplements that enhance some types of athletic performance may not necessarily enhance team-sport performance (and vice versa). Thus, the first aim of this review is to critically evaluate the ergogenic value of the most common dietary supplements used by team-sport athletes. The term dietary supplements will be used in this review and is defined as any product taken by the mouth, in addition to common foods, that has been proposed to have a performance-enhancing effect; this review will only discuss substances that are not currently banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Evidence is emerging to support the performance-enhancing claims of some, but not all, dietary supplements that have been proposed to improve team-sport-related performance. For example, there is good evidence that caffeine can improve single-sprint performance, while caffeine, creatine and sodium bicarbonate ingestion have all been demonstrated to improve multiple-sprint performance. The evidence is not so strong for the performance-enhancing benefits of β-alanine or colostrum. Current evidence does not support the ingestion of ribose, branched-chain amino acids or β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate, especially in well trained athletes. More research on the performance-enhancing effects of the dietary supplements

  9. Do fat supplements increase physical performance?

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    Macaluso, Filippo; Barone, Rosario; Catanese, Patrizia; Carini, Francesco; Rizzuto, Luigi; Farina, Felicia; Di Felice, Valentina

    2013-02-07

    Fish oil and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) belong to a popular class of food supplements known as "fat supplements", which are claimed to reduce muscle glycogen breakdown, reduce body mass, as well as reduce muscle damage and inflammatory responses. Sport athletes consume fish oil and CLA mainly to increase lean body mass and reduce body fat. Recent evidence indicates that this kind of supplementation may have other side-effects and a new role has been identified in steroidogenensis. Preliminary findings demonstrate that fish oil and CLA may induce a physiological increase in testosterone synthesis. The aim of this review is to describe the effects of fish oil and CLA on physical performance (endurance and resistance exercise), and highlight the new results on the effects on testosterone biosynthesis. In view of these new data, we can hypothesize that fat supplements may improve the anabolic effect of exercise.

  10. Chart Supplements - Aeronautical Information Services Digital Products

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    Department of Transportation — The Chart Supplements are searchable by individual airport in PDF format. They contain data on public and joint use airports, seaplane bases, heliports, VFR airport...

  11. Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements

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    ... gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_159576.html Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements Unregulated products can harm health, ... be role models, but that comes with the power of success and celebrity, he said. "Professional sports ...

  12. Americans Are Changing Their Supplements of Choice

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    ... are an "affordable, safe and convenient way" for people to get nutrients that are missing from their diets, a CRN spokesperson said. D'Adamo and Kantor suggested that people talk to their doctors about any supplements they ...

  13. FY 2014 Supplement to the Presidents Budget

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    Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, Executive Office of the President — The annual Supplement to the Presidents Budget for the NITRD Program provides a technical summary of the research activities planned and coordinated through NITRD...

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    Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, Executive Office of the President — The annual Supplement to the Presidents Budget for the NITRD Program provides a technical summary of the research activities planned and coordinated through NITRD...

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    Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, Executive Office of the President — The annual Supplement to the Presidents Budget for the NITRD Program provides a technical summary of the research activities planned and coordinated through NITRD...

  16. Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know

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    ... Today's dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products. Dietary ... might reduce the effectiveness of some types of cancer chemotherapy. Keep in mind that some ingredients found ...

  17. Explanatory supplement to the astronomical almanac

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    The Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac offers explanatory material, supplemental information and detailed descriptions of the computational models and algorithms used to produce The Astronomical Almanac, which is an annual publication prepared jointly by the US Naval Observatory and Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office in the UK. Like The Astronomical Almanac, The Explanatory Supplement provides detailed coverage of modern positional astronomy. Chapters are devoted to the celestial and terrestrial reference frames, orbital ephemerides, precession, nutation, Earth rotation, and coordinate transformations. These topics have undergone substantial revisions since the last edition was published. Astronomical positions are intertwined with timescales and relativity in The Astronomical Almanac, so related chapters are provided in The Explanatory Supplement. The Astronomical Almanac also includes information on lunar and solar eclipses, physical ephemerides of solar system bodies, and calendars, so T...

  18. Tips for Older Dietary Supplement Users

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    ... about dietary supplements. These include TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, store clerks, friends, family, or the Internet. It is important to question recommendations from people who have no formal training in nutrition, botanicals, or medicine. While some of these sources, ...

  19. Development of reversible strain gage

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    A high-temperature strain gage which can be peeled after taking required apparent strain measurements in a furnace and can be attached reverse-side-up at the point of interest on a test structure was developed. Using the ''reversible'' strain gage with selected room-temperature curing type polyester adhesive, one can expect to measure thermal strain accurately, especially for on large structures, at the first test in temperature up to 250 deg C. The repeatability of apparent strains for about 100 reversible gages was within 50 microstrains of difference at 250 deg C (within 30 microstrains of difference for 80 % of the test gages). (author)

  20. Do fat supplements increase physical performance?

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    Valentina Di Felice; Felicia Farina; Luigi Rizzuto; Patrizia Catanese; Francesco Carini; Rosario Barone; Filippo Macaluso

    2013-01-01

    Fish oil and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) belong to a popular class of food supplements known as “fat supplements”, which are claimed to reduce muscle glycogen breakdown, reduce body mass, as well as reduce muscle damage and inflammatory responses. Sport athletes consume fish oil and CLA mainly to increase lean body mass and reduce body fat. Recent evidence indicates that this kind of supplementation may have other side-effects and a new role has been identified in steroidogenensis. Prelimi...

  1. Supplemental Mandibular Mesiodens: A Diagnostic Challenge

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    Naganahalli, Manjunath; Honnappa, Adarsh; Chaitanya, Nallan CSK

    2013-01-01

    Developmental anomalies affecting the number of teeth are occasionally encountered clinically. The incidence of supernumerary teeth is approximately 1–3%. Among these are the maxillary anterior teeth, the maxillary molars, and the maxillo-mandubular premolars, in terms of descending order of occurrence. Supernumeraries occur rarely in the mandibular anterior teeth region. They may be either supplemental or rudimentary. We are reporting case of a supplemental type of supernumerary tooth in the...

  2. Preparation of food supplements from oilseed cakes

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    Sunil, L.; Appaiah, Prakruthi; Prasanth Kumar, P. K.; Gopala Krishna, A. G.

    2014-01-01

    Oilseed cakes have been in use for feed preparation. Being rich in proteins, antioxidants, fibers, vitamins and minerals, oilseed cakes have been considered ideal for food supplementation. These oilseed cakes can be processed and made more palatable and edible by suitable treatments and then incorporated as food supplements for human consumption. Rice bran pellets (RBP), stabilized rice bran (SRB), coconut cake (CC) and sesame cake (SC) were taken up for the study. These were mixed with disti...

  3. [Echinococcus and strain concepts].

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    Utük, Armağan Erdem; Simsek, Sami

    2008-01-01

    Hydatid disease (echinococcosis) is one of the most important parasitic zoonoses and remains a public health and economic problem all over the world. Echinococcus granulosus includes a number of genetic variants and, up to date, analyses of mitochondrial DNA sequences have identified ten distinct genetic types (genotypes G1-10). This categorization follows closely the pattern of strain variation emerging based on biological characteristics. The extensive variation in E. granulosus may influence life-cycle patterns, host specificity, development rate, antigenicity, transmission dynamics, sensitivity to chemotherapeutic agents, and pathology. In this review, the recent genetic characterizations of Echinococcus genus have been summarized. PMID:18351549

  4. 76 FR 56407 - Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental...

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    2011-09-13

    .../Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low... employment of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar systems....

  5. A resposta psicossocial de impotência em pacientes no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca La respuesta psico-social de impotencia en pacientes en el postoperatorio de cirurgía cardíaca The psychosocial response of powerlessness on postoperative cardiac surgery patients

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    Cristiane Giffoni Braga

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: descrever a impotência no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca quanto a freqüência, intensidade, características definidoras e comparar a impotência em pacientes em pós-operatório de cirurgias de válvula (VAL e de coronária (RM. MÉTODO: a presença de impotência foi definida pela análise de entrevistas de 75 pacientes em pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca (60% em pós-operatório de RM e 40% de VAL. RESULTADOS: 44 (58,7% pacientes apresentaram impotência. Não houve diferenças quanto a freqüência (p=0,84 e intensidade (p=0,73 de impotência entre os pós-operados de VAL e os de RM. As características definidoras mais freqüentes nos pacientes com impotência foram: "expressões verbais relativas à falta de controle ou de influências sobre uma situação" (77,3%, "dúvida para planejar o futuro e estabelecer objetivos" (75,0%, "expressão de dúvida acerca do desempenho de papéis" (63,6% e "expressões de insatisfação e frustração pela inabilidade no desempenho de tarefas e/ou atividades pessoais" (56,8%.OBJETIVOS: describir la impotencia en el postoperatorio de cirurgía cardíaca cuánto a la frecuencia, intensidad, caracteristicas definidoras y comparar la impotencia en pacientes en postoperatorio de cirurgía de válvula (VAL y de coronaria (RM. METODOS: La impotencia fue definida por el analises de entrevista de 75 pacientes (60% RM y 40%VAL. RESULTADOS: 58,7% presentaron impotencia. No hulo diferencias cúanto a la frecuencia (p=0,84 e intensidad (p=0,73 de impotencia entre los postoperados de VAL y los de RM. Las caracteristicas definidoras más frecuentes en los pacientes com impotencia fueron: "expresiones verbales relacionadas com la falta de control o de influencias acerca de una situación" (77,3%, "dudas para planear el futuro y establecer objetivos"(75,0% "expresión de duda acerca del desempenõ de roles" (63,6% y "expresiones de insatisfacción y frustración por la inabilidad en el desempe

  6. Vitamin D Supplements in the Indian Market.

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    Lhamo, Y; Chugh, Preeta Kaur; Tripathi, C D

    2016-01-01

    It is now known that vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide health problem. In our country, as food fortification is lacking, supplementation with pharmaceutical preparations is the only means of treatment of vitamin D deficiency. We aimed to study the composition and availability of various vitamin D preparations in the Indian market, data about which was collected from annual drug compendium. The preparations were assessed for total number, different formulations, constituents and amount of each constituent present in the formulation. Vitamin D3 is available in the form of cholecalciferol, alfacalcidiol and calcitriol as single ingredient products and in combination with calcium and other micronutrients. Most of the supplements contain calcitriol (46.5%) or alfacalcidiol (43%) as tablets (51.1%) and capsules (35.2%). Cholecalciferol, the preferred form for prophylaxis and treatment of vitamin D deficient states, constitutes only 10% of the available market preparations. High market sales of calcium supplements containing calcitriol indicate increasing intake of calcitriol rather than cholecalciferol; which could predispose to toxicity. There is a need for marketing and rational prescribing of the appropriate vitamin D supplement in ostensibly healthy Indian population. Implementation of population-based education and intervention programmes with enforcement of strict regulations could generate awareness and curb unsupervised intake of vitamin D containing dietary supplements. This health challenge mandates effective nutritional policies, fortification and supplementation programmes and partnership between government, healthcare and industry to safeguard the health of Indian population at large. PMID:27168680

  7. The use of dietary supplements by athletes.

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    Maughan, Ronald J; Depiesse, Frederic; Geyer, Hans

    2007-01-01

    Many athletes use dietary supplements as part of their regular training or competition routine, including about 85% of elite track and field athletes. Supplements commonly used include vitamins, minerals, protein, creatine, and various "ergogenic" compounds. These supplements are often used without a full understanding or evaluation of the potential benefits and risks associated with their use, and without consultation with a sports nutrition professional. A few supplements may be helpful to athletes in specific circumstances, especially where food intake or food choice is restricted. Vitamin and mineral supplements should be used only when a food-based solution is not available. Sports drinks, energy bars, and protein-carbohydrate shakes may all be useful and convenient at specific times. There are well-documented roles for creatine, caffeine, and alkalinizing agents in enhancing performance in high-intensity exercise, although much of the evidence does not relate to specific athletic events. There are potential costs associated with all dietary supplements, including the risk of a positive doping result as a consequence of the presence of prohibited substances that are not declared on the label.

  8. Reconstruction of axisymmetric strain distributions via neutron strain tomography

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    Predicting the behaviour of structural components under a particular set of loading conditions requires knowledge of the residual elastic strain distribution throughout the bulk of these components. Characterising the 3D strain state at any particular point involves the measurement of six independent components which make up the second order strain tensor. Mapping the complete strain distribution throughout large volumes thus presents significant practical challenges. One possible solution to this problem is to reconstruct the 3D variation of strain components using tomographic techniques. The basic principle underpinning this idea is that the multi-component strain tensor can be reconstructed from a redundant set of lower order projection data. Here we demonstrate this fundamental concept for two samples: a shrink fit ‘ring-and-plug’ sample, and a spray-quenched circular cylinder, both possessing axially symmetric internal strain distribution. We present and contrast different approaches to the strain tomography problem. The methods described here can also be readily applied to high-energy X-ray diffraction measurements and represent an important step toward developing the tomographic reconstruction framework for strain tensor distributions of arbitrary complexity. The major benefit of neutron strain tomography is that the incident beam flux is utilised more fully, greatly reducing the data collection times. Using micro-channel plate (MCP) neutron detectors, a spatial resolution of the order of 0.1 mm can be achieved .

  9. Uso da radiofrequência bipolar para o tratamento da fibrilação atrial durante cirurgia cardíaca Uso de la radiofrecuencia bipolar para el tratamiento de la fibrilación atrial durante cirugía cardíaca Use of bipolar radiofrequency for the treatment of atrial fibrillation during cardiac surgery

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    Leonardo Secchin Canale

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O tratamento da fibrilação atrial com dispositivo de ablação de tecidos por radiofrequência bipolar em concomitância à cirurgia cardíaca tem se mostrado método eficaz no tratamento desta arritmia. OBJETIVO: Descrever a experiência inicial do Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia no tratamento cirúrgico da fibrilação atrial com uso de dispositivo de radiofrequência bipolar em pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca, relatando o resultado de acompanhamento pós-operatório de um ano. MÉTODOS: Entre janeiro de 2008 e março de 2009, 47 pacientes (36 mulheres consecutivos, com idade média de 53,7 ± 10,6 anos, apresentando fibrilação atrial por um período médio de 34,6 meses (3 a 192 meses foram submetidos à ablação cirúrgica desta arritmia, por radiofrequência bipolar, durante o procedimento que motivou a indicação da cirurgia. Oito apresentavam fibrilação atrial intermitente e 39, contínua. Oitenta e um por cento foram submetidos à cirurgia valvar como procedimento principal. Esta é uma análise retrospectiva, observacional, com avaliação de um ano de pós-operatório das variáveis clínicas e de Holter 24 h. RESULTADOS: Dos 47 pacientes, 40 sobreviveram um ano. Desses, 33 foram submetidos a Holter 24 h, em um intervalo médio de 401 dias após a cirurgia. Encontrou-se a seguinte distribuição de ritmos: 24 (73% sinusal, 5 (15% fibrilação atrial, três (9% Flutter atrial e um (3% ritmo juncional. Foram observados dois acidentes vasculares encefálicos, sendo um associado à arritmia supraventricular. CONCLUSÃO: A ablação cirúrgica de fibrilação atrial com dispositivo de radiofrequência bipolar concomitante à cirurgia cardíaca é método eficaz para o tratamento desta arritmia.FUNDAMENTO: El tratamiento de la fibrilación atrial con dispositivo de ablación de tejidos por radiofrecuencia bipolar en concomitancia con la cirugía cardíaca se muestra un método eficaz en el tratamiento de esta

  10. Relationship between Sport Nourishment Supplement and Athletes' Sports Abilities

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    Mingjiang Zhu

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available It is very important for the athlete's body recovery and rehabilitation to have sport nourishment supplement. In this study, it analyzed the effect of sport nourishment supplement with the overview of sport nourishment supplements, discussing the influence of sports nutrition supplement on sports abilities of athletes.

  11. [Evolution of the origin of strain of Shancigu (Rhizoma Pleionis)].

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    Li, Guangyan; Song, Xiangwen; Han, Bangxing; Fang, Shiying

    2015-05-01

    Shancigu (Rhizome Pleionis) was first recorded in the Ben cao shiyi (Supplements to Chinese Materia Medica). The source of the strain of this medicinal was unclear because of its too simple description in the medical books in the Tang and Song dynasties. Its original plant could be Cremastra appendiculata (D.Don) Makino, Tulipa edulis (Miq.) Baker and so on. The original plant of Shanciguwas Tulipaedulis since the Ming dynasty to the Republican period. The name of "Guangcigu" began to appear in the Republican period because of the changes of its processing method. The original plants evolved into Cremastra appendiculata, Pleione bulbocodioides (Franch.) Rolfe and Pleione yunnanensis Rolfe, with Tulipa edulisas the original plant of Guangcigu (Bulbus of Tulipasedulis). It is found that only the Tulipaedulis is the unequivocal origin with the longest medicinal history through sorting out of the original plants of Shancigu. Hence, it is suggested that Tulipa edulis should be recovered as the original strain of Shancigu. PMID:26420522

  12. The Box H/ACA snoRNP Assembly Factor Shq1p is a Chaperone Protein Homologous to Hsp90 Cochaperones that Binds to the Cbf5p Enzyme

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    Godin, Katherine S.; Walbott, Helene; Leulliot, Nicolas; van Tilbeurgh, Herman; Varani, Gabriele

    2009-05-06

    Box H/ACA small nucleolar (sno) ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) are responsible for the formation of pseudouridine in a variety of RNAs and are essential for ribosome biogenesis, modification of spliceosomal RNAs, and telomerase stability. A mature snoRNP has been reconstituted in vitro and is composed of a single RNA and four proteins. However, snoRNP biogenesis in vivo requires multiple factors to coordinate a complex and poorly understood assembly and maturation process. Among the factors required for snoRNP biogenesis in yeast is Shq1p, an essential protein necessary for stable expression of box H/ACA snoRNAs. We have found that Shq1p consists of two independent domains that contain casein kinase 1 phosphorylation sites. We also demonstrate that Shq1p binds the pseudourydilating enzyme Cbf5p through the C-terminal domain, in synergy with the N-terminal domain. The NMR solution structure of the N-terminal domain has striking homology to the ‘Chord and Sgt1’ domain of known Hsp90 cochaperones, yet Shq1p does not interact with the yeast Hsp90 homologue in vitro. Surprisingly, Shq1p has stand-alone chaperone activity in vitro. This activity is harbored by the C-terminal domain, but it is increased by the presence of the N-terminal domain. These results provide the first evidence of a specific biochemical activity for Shq1p and a direct link to the H/ACA snoRNP.

  13. Papel da titina na modulação da função cardíaca e suas implicações fisiopatológicas

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    Ricardo Castro-Ferreira

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available A titina é uma proteína sarcomérica gigante que se estende desde a linha Z até a linha M. Em razão de sua localização, representa um importante sensor biomecânico com um papel fundamental na manutenção da integridade estrutural do sarcômero. A titina funciona como uma "mola bidirecional" que regula o comprimento sarcomérico e realiza ajustes adequados da tensão passiva sempre que o comprimento varia. Dessa forma, não só determina a rigidez ventricular e a função diastólica, como também influencia a função cardíaca sistólica, modulando o mecanismo de Frank-Starling. O miocárdio expressa duas isoformas dessa macromolécula: a N2B, mais rígida, e a isoforma N2BA, mais complacente. As alterações na expressão relativa das duas isoformas da titina ou alterações do seu estado de fosforilação têm sido implicadas na fisiopatologia de várias doenças como a insuficiência cardíaca diastólica, a cardiomiopatia dilatada, a cardiomiopatia isquêmica e a estenose aórtica. Neste artigo pretende-se descrever sumariamente a estrutura e localização da titina, a sua relação com diferentes cardiomiopatias, e compreender de que forma as alterações dessa macromolécula influenciam a fisiopatologia da insuficiência cardíaca diastólica, salientando o potencial terapêutico da manipulação dessa macromolécula.

  14. Effects of Emerita brasiliensis flour supplementation on normotensive (Wistar and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Several studies characterize the connection of overweight and obesity with chronic diseases. Therefore, new alternatives are being studied for controlling hypertension, such as chitin and chitosan fibers, commonly found on crustacean's carapace like Emerita brasiliensis. Rats from two different strains were divided into control and supplemented groups (n=6. The Wistar strain experiment started with a 14-days baseline period, followed by supplementation of E.brasiliensis flour added to the diet in the doses of 5, 10 and 20%, for a 14-days period each. With the optimal dose of 20%, the study was undertaken with SHR rats, starting with a 7-days baseline period, followed by three weeks of supplementation. Data were evaluated using one-way ANOVA and p<0.05 was significant. There was a clinical reduction of systolic blood pressure on Wistar rats, but only SHR rats showed a significant reduction of systolicblood pressure and total cholesterol, LDL-cho with an increase of HDL-cho. Those findings were not related to body weight changes but, instead they were associated to E. brasiliensis flour effect on serum lipid profile. This study showed that this flour could be an alternative for controlling the hypertension and hypercholesterolemia.

  15. Determinants of dietary supplements use among adolescents in Malaysia.

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    Sien, Yeo Pei; Sahril, Norhafizah; Abdul Mutalip, Mohd Hatta; Zaki, Nor Azian Mohd; Abdul Ghaffar, Suhaila

    2014-09-01

    Dietary supplements use is relatively widespread in some countries but knowledge of supplements consumption in Malaysia is limited, more so among adolescents. This study aimed to investigate the determinants of dietary supplements use among Malaysian adolescents using multiple logistic regressions analysis. Data from the Malaysia School-based Nutrition Survey 2012 based on a 2-stage stratified sampling was used. The prevalence of vitamin/mineral supplements and food supplements intake among adolescents was 54.1% and 40.2%, respectively. Usage was significantly higher among younger adolescents and among boys. Dietary supplements were also taken mostly by those who thought they were underweight. The most common vitamin/mineral supplements and food supplements consumed were vitamin C and bee products. The main reason for taking supplements was parents' instruction. These findings can be useful for developing health communications on supplement use targeted to adolescents and their parents.

  16. Functional Feed Assessment on Litopenaeus vannamei Using 100% Fish Meal Replacement by Soybean Meal, High Levels of Complex Carbohydrates and Bacillus Probiotic Strains

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    Rosalia Contreras

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Functional feed supplemented with alternative-economic nutrient sources (protein, carbohydrates, lipids and probiotics are being considered in shrimp/fish aquaculture production systems as an option to increase yield and profits and to reduce water pollution. In this study the probiotic potential to formulate functional feeds have been evaluated using four dietary treatments: Treatment 1 (B + Bs; Bacillus subtilis potential probiotic strain was supplemented to a soybeanmeal (SBM—carbohydrates (CHO basal feed. Treatment 2 (B + Bm; Bacillus megaterium potential probiotic strain was supplemented to the same SBM-CHO basal feed. In Treatment 3 (B; SBM-CHO basal feed was not supplemented with probiotic strains. Treatment 4 (C; fishmeal commercial feed (FM was utilized as positive control. Feeding trials evaluated the survival, growth, and food conversion ratio and stress tolerance of juvenile Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone Pacific white shrimp. Best overall shrimp performance was observed for animals fed with Treatment 1 (B+Bs; additionally, stress tolerance and hemolymph metabolites also showed the best performance in this treatment. SBM-CHO basal feed not supplemented with probiotic strains (B presented smaller growth and lower feed conversion ratio (FCR. Shrimps fed with the fishmeal commercial feed (C presented the lowest stress tolerance to high ammonia and low oxygen levels. Specifically selected B. subtilis strains are recommended to formulate functional and economical feeds containing high levels of vegetable; protein and carbohydrates as main dietary sources in L. vannamei cultures.

  17. Pesquisa de gliadina em medicamentos: informação relevante para a orientação de pacientes com doença celíaca

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    SDEPANIAN Vera Lucia

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Racional - Alguns medicamentos podem conter gliadina, portanto, sua utilização poderá ser prejudicial aos pacientes com doença celíaca. Objetivo - Detectar a presença de gliadina em medicamentos comumente comercializados no Brasil. Métodos - Foram analisados 78 medicamentos sorteados a partir de uma lista de 180 produtos comumente comercializados. Os medicamentos analisados foram: analgésicos (n = 9, anti-helmínticos (n = 3, antiácidos (n = 8, antibióticos (n = 13, anticolesterolêmicos (n = 1, anticonvulsivantes (n = 2, antidepressivos (n = 2, antidiabéticos (n = 1, antieméticos (n = 3, anti-hipertensivos (n = 3, anti-histamínicos (n = 3, antiinflamatórios (n = 7, antitérmicos (n = 2, broncodilatadores (n = 1, descongestionantes (n = 4, laxantes (n = 1, contraceptivos orais (n = 5 e vitaminas (n = 10. As amostras foram analisadas pela técnica de ELISA utilizando anticorpo monoclonal ômega-gliadina, considerada de eleição segundo o Codex Alimentarius Commission WHO/FAO. Todas as amostras foram analisadas em duplicata. O nível de detecção do teste é de 4 mg de gliadina/100 g de produto. Resultados - Dentre os 78 medicamentos analisados, em apenas 1 (1,3% foi detectada a presença de gliadina (5,5 mg/100 g. O componente ativo do medicamento é ranitidina. De acordo com o Codex Alimentarius Commission WHO/FAO, o limite máximo diário permitido ao consumo pelos indivíduos com doença celíaca é igual a 10 mg de gliadina. Considerando a quantidade de gliadina num único comprimido de ranitidina, a quantidade ingerida seria bem menor do que a máxima permitida ao consumo pelo paciente com doença celíaca. Conclusões - Neste estudo não foi identificada gliadina em medicamentos em quantidade que constitua risco para pacientes com doença celíaca.

  18. Parada cardíaca súbita em anestesia geral como a primeira manifestação da origem anômala de artéria coronária esquerda

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    Maurício Daher

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O relato de caso descreve uma situação rara e potencialmente fatal associada à administração de anestesia. Nosso objetivo foi discutir as causas de parada cardíaca súbita no período perioperatório em pacientes aparentemente saudáveis e a fisiopatologia das anomalias de origem das artérias coronárias como uma causa de parada cardíaca súbita. RELATO DE CASO: Uma mulher de 44 anos, sem sintomas prévios de doença coronariana ou arritmias, apresenta parada cardíaca súbita durante a instalação de anestesia geral em duas situações distintas. No primeiro episódio, a paciente apresentava-se com quadro de abdômen agudo, porém hemodinamicamente estável. Após a indução anestésica, ocorreu bradicardia e hipotensão arterial, refratárias à reposição de volume e vasopressores. O quadro evoluiu para assistolia. A paciente foi reanimada com sucesso e recebeu alta em boas condições. No segundo episódio, um ano após o primeiro, a paciente se encontrava em boas condições clínicas para feitura de uma cirurgia eletiva. Após a indução anestésica, a paciente desenvolveu taquicardia ventricular seguida por assistolia, que foi prontamente revertida. Após extensa investigação, foi identificada uma origem anômala da artéria coronária esquerda. CONCLUSÕES: Nosso relato é ilustrativo ao enfatizar que uma investigação diagnóstica minuciosa deve ser feita nos casos de parada cardíaca súbita perioperatória, mesmo em pacientes aparentemente saudáveis.

  19. Celiac disease onset after pegylated interferon and ribavirin treatment of chronic hepatitis C Doença celíaca após tratamento de hepatite C crônica com interferon peguilado e ribavirina

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    Elson V. Martins Jr.

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available AIM: Report of a case of a woman patient who developed celiac disease after pegylated interferon alpha-2a and ribavirin use for chronic hepatitis C. PATIENT AND METHOD: A 34-year-old woman with chronic hepatitis C, genotype 3, receiving pegylated interferon alpha-2a and ribavirin for 6 months, developed progressive malaise and anemia 6 months after the end of treatment. RESULT: Additional investigation revealed duodenal villous atrophy and positivity for anti-endomysium and anti-gliadin antibodies. Celiac disease diagnosis was performed and symptoms and laboratory abnormalities improved after gluten-free diet. CONCLUSION: Celiac disease must be ruled out in patients with malabsorption complaints in or after interferon (or pegylated interferon therapy. Screening for celiac disease with detection of anti-endomysium antibodies would be done in susceptible patients.OBJETIVO: Relatar caso de doença celíaca ocorrendo após uso de interferon peguilado e ribavirina em paciente com hepatite C crônica. PACIENTE E MÉTODO: Mulher de 34 anos com hepatite C crônica, genótipo 3, tratada com interferon peguilado alfa-2a e ribavirina durante 6 meses, desenvolveu quadro de astenia e anemia após 6 meses do término do tratamento. RESULTADO: Investigação complementar revelou atrofia vilositária à biopsia duodenal e detecção de anticorpos anti-endomísio e anti-gliadina, realizando-se diagnóstico de doença celíaca. Dieta isenta de glúten foi instituída, observando-se boa resposta clínica e laboratorial. CONCLUSÃO: Doença celíaca deve ser afastada em pacientes com quadro de má absorção durante ou após uso de interferon (ou interferon peguilado. Rastreamento de doença celíaca através da realização de anticorpo anti-endomísio pode ser considerado em populações susceptíveis.

  20. Diagnóstico diferencial de trombose aortoilíaca e mieloencefalite protozoária equina: relato de caso Differential diagnosis between aorto-iliac thrombosis and equine protozoal myeloencephalitis: case report

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    P.B. Escodro; P.F.R. Lopes; C.G. Gianini; D.N. Jorge Filho

    2010-01-01

    Relata-se o caso de uma égua de atividade de polo, que apresentou inicialmente claudicação leve no membro posterior esquerdo, a qual evoluiu para ataxia e atrofia da musculatura glútea do lado esquerdo, com diagnóstico de trombose aortoilíaca (TAI). A paciente foi tratada com suspeita de mieloencefalite protozoária equina, devido à semelhança dos sinais clínicos com essa doença, porém o líquido cefalorraquidiano apresentou-se negativo para anticorpos anti-Sarcocystis neurona. A palpação trans...