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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 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. Safety of Bifidobacterium animalis Subsp. Lactis (B. lactis) Strain BB-12-Supplemented Yogurt in Healthy Children.

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    Tan, Tina P; Ba, Zhaoyong; Sanders, Mary E; D'Amico, Frank J; Roberts, Robert F; Smith, Keisha H; Merenstein, Daniel J

    2017-02-01

    Probiotics are live microorganisms that may provide health benefits to the individual when consumed in sufficient quantities. For studies conducted on health or disease endpoints on probiotics in the United States, the Food and Administration has required those studies to be conducted as investigational new drugs. This phase I, double-blinded, randomized, controlled safety study represents the first requirement of this pathway. 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 children. The secondary aim was to assess the effect of BB-12-supplemented yogurt on the gut microbiota of the children. Sixty children ages 1 to 5 years were randomly assigned to consume 4 ounces of either BB-12-supplemented yogurt or nonsupplemented control yogurt daily for 10 days. The primary outcome was to assess safety and tolerability, as determined by the number of reported adverse events. A total of 186 nonserious adverse events were reported, with no significant differences between the control and BB-12 groups. No significant changes due to probiotic treatment were observed in the gut microbiota of the study cohort. BB-12-supplemented yogurt is safe and well-tolerated when consumed by healthy children. The present study will form the basis for future randomized clinical trials investigating the potential effects of BB-12-supplemented yogurt in different disease states.

  5. Interactions between Candida albicans and Candida glabrata in biofilms: Influence of the strain type, culture medium and glucose supplementation.

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    Hosida, Thayse Yumi; Cavazana, Thamires Priscila; Henriques, Mariana; Pessan, Juliano Pelim; Delbem, Alberto Carlos Botazzo; Monteiro, Douglas Roberto

    2018-04-01

    The relationship among Candida species may be influenced by several factors. Thus, this study evaluated the interactions between Candida albicans and Candida glabrata in biofilms, varying the strain type, culture medium and glucose supplementation. Biofilms were formed for 48 hours in Sabouraud dextrose broth (SDB) or RPMI 1640, supplemented with 0%, 1% or 5% glucose. Each strain of C. albicans was combined with two strains of C. glabrata, generating four biofilm associations, which were quantified by colony-forming units (CFUs), total biomass and metabolic activity. Data were analysed by ANOVA and Tukey's HSD test (α = 0.05). For CFUs, all associations were classified as indifferent for biofilms formed in RPMI 1640, while for SDB the interactions were antagonistic for C. albicans and indifferent for C. glabrata. The association of reference strains resulted in a dual-species biofilm with biomass significantly higher than that observed for each single biofilm developed in SDB. The metabolic activity of dual-species biofilms did not significantly differ from that found for single ones, except for co-culture of the reference strains. Glucose supplementation and culture media had a significant influence on all parameters. In conclusion, the strain type, culture medium and glucose supplementation influenced the interactions between C. albicans and C. glabrata. © 2017 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  6. Factors influencing production of lipase under metal supplementation by bacterial strain, Bacillus subtilis BDG-8.

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    Dhevahi, B; Gurusamy, R

    2014-11-01

    Lipases are biocatalyst having wide applications in industries due to their versatile properties. In the present study, a lipolytic bacterial strain, Bacillus subtilis BDG-8 was isolated from an oil based industrial soil. The effect of selenium and nickel as a media supplement on enhancement of lipase production, was studied individually with the isolated strain by varying the concentration of selected metal. 60 μg l(-1) selenium enhanced lipase production to an enzyme activity measuring 7.8 U ml(-1) while 40 μgI(-1) nickel gave the maximum enzyme activity equivalent to 7.5 U ml(-1). However, nickel and selenium together at a range of concentration with an equal w/v ratio, at 60 μg l(-1) each, showed the maximum lipase activity of 8.5 U ml(-1). The effect of pH and temperature on lipase production showed maximum enzyme activity in the presence of each of the metals at pH 7 and 35°C among the other tested ranges. After optimisation of the parameters such as metal concentration, pH and temperature lipase production by Bacillus subtilis BDG-8 had increased several folds. This preliminary investigation may consequently lead as to various industrial applications such as treatment of wastewater contaminated with metal or oil with simultaneous lipase production.

  7. Effects of copper supplement on growth and viability of strains used as starters and adjunct cultures for Emmental cheese manufacture.

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    Rodríguez, L Mato; Alatossava, T

    2008-10-01

    To determine the effects of supplemented copper (Cu2+) on growth and viability of strains used as starters and adjunct cultures for Emmental cheese manufacture. Thirteen strains belonging to Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Streptococcus thermophilus or Propionibacterium freudenreichii species were exposed to various copper concentrations in the proper growth medium at relevant growth temperatures, and the effects of supplemented copper on bacterial growth and cell viability were determined by optical density and pH measurements, also by platings. Among the species considered, L. delbrueckii was the most copper resistant and S. thermophilus the most sensitive to copper. Anaerobic conditions increased this sensitivity significantly. There was also a considerable amount of variation in copper resistance at strain level. Copper resistance is both a species- and strain-dependent property and may reflect variability in copper-binding capacities by cell wall components among species and strains. In addition, the chemical state of copper may be involved. This study revealed that copper resistance is a highly variable property among starter and adjunct strains, and this variability should be considered when strains are selected for Emmental cheese manufacture.

  8. Effect of Supplementation with n-3 Fatty Acids Extracted from Microalgae on Inflammation Biomarkers from Two Different Strains of Mice

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    L. E. Gutiérrez-Pliego

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Diabetes mellitus is considered a chronic noncommunicable disease in which inflammation plays a main role in the progression of the disease and it is known that n-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties. One of the most recent approaches is the study of the fatty acids of microalgae as a substitute for fish oil and a source rich in fatty acids EPA and DHA. Objective. To analyze the effect of supplementation with n-3 fatty acids extracted from microalgae on the inflammatory markers from two different strains of mice. Methods. Mice of two strains, db/db and CD1, were supplemented with n-3 fatty acids extracted from microalgae in lyophilized form and added to food; the experiment was carried out from week 8 to 16 of life. Flow cytometry was performed to determine the percentage of TCD4+ cells producing Th1 and Th2 cytokines. Results. Supplementation with microalgae fatty acids decreased the percentage of TCD4+ cells producing IFN-γ and TNF-α and increased the ones producing IL-17A and IL-12 in both strains; on the other hand, supplementation decreased percentage of TCD4+ cells producing IL-4 and increased the ones producing TGF-β. Conclusions. Microalgae n-3 fatty acids could be a useful tool in the treatment of diabetes as well as in the prevention of the appearance of health complications caused by inflammatory states.

  9. Falla cardíaca (primera parte)

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    Flórez Alarcón, Noel Alberto; Fundación Valle de Lili

    2006-01-01

    Anatomía y función del corazón/¿Qué es la falla cardíaca?/Causas de falla cardíaca/¿Cómo prevenir la falla cardíaca?/¿Qué es un factor de riesgo?/¿Cuáles son los síntomas y signos de la falla cardiaca?/¿Cómo se diagnostica la falla cardiaca?

  10. Safety of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (B. lactis) strain BB-12®-supplemented yogurt in healthy children

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    Tan, Tina P.; Ba, Zhaoyong; Sanders, Mary Ellen; D’Amico, Frank J.; Roberts, Robert F.; Smith, Keisha Herbin; Merenstein, Daniel J.

    2016-01-01

    Objectives Probiotics are live microorganisms that may provide health benefits to the individual when consumed in sufficient quantities. For studies conducted on health or disease endpoints on probiotics in the United States, the Food and Administration (FDA) has required those studies to be conducted as investigational new drugs. This phase I, double-blinded, randomized, controlled safety study represents the first requirement of this pathway. 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 children. The secondary aim was to assess the effect of BB-12®-supplemented yogurt on the gut microbiota of the children. Methods Sixty children aged 1–5 years were randomly assigned to consume four ounces of either BB-12®-supplemented yogurt or non-supplemented control yogurt daily for 10 days. The primary outcome was to assess safety and tolerability, as determined by the number of reported adverse events. Results A total of 186 non-serious adverse events were reported, with no significant differences between the control and BB-12® groups. No significant changes due to probiotic treatment were observed in the gut microbiota of the study cohort. Conclusions BB-12®-supplemented yogurt is safe and well-tolerated when consumed by healthy children. This study will form the basis for future randomized clinical trials investigating the potential effects of BB-12®-supplemented yogurt in different disease states. PMID:28114246

  11. Insuficiencia cardíaca y diabetes

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    Jorge Thierer

    2006-01-01

    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 en...

  12. Insuficiencia cardíaca y diabetes

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    Thierer, Jorge

    2006-01-01

    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 enzim...

  13. 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.

  14. Complete Genome Sequence of the Yogurt Isolate Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus ACA-DC 87.

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    Alexandraki, Voula; Kazou, Maria; Pot, Bruno; Tsakalidou, Effie; Papadimitriou, Konstantinos

    2017-08-24

    Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus is widely used in the production of yogurt and cheese. In this study, we present the complete genome sequence of L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus ACA-DC 87 isolated from traditional Greek yogurt. Whole-genome analysis may reveal desirable technological traits of the strain for dairy fermentations. Copyright © 2017 Alexandraki et al.

  15. Evaluation of Two Supplemented Culture Media for Long-Term, Room-Temperature Preservation of Streptococcus pneumoniae Strains

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    Beatriz Quintero Moreno

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To produce two supplemented agar types in order to store pneumococci for several months at room temperature. Methods. Todd-Hewitt/Hemoglobin/Yeast/Charcoal/Agar (TH-HYC and Todd-Hewitt/Skim-Milk/Yeast/Charcoal/Agar (TH-SYC were used to prepare two supplemented agar types. Nineteen pneumococci isolated from patients or asymptomatic carriers displaying diverse serotypes and multilocus sequence types (MLST were subcultured and stored onto supplemented agar types, in four different tests, at room temperature. Findings. At the end of all tests (4–6 months all noncontaminated subcultures were viable and maintained all phenotypic characteristics. Survival-time curves revealed a slow decrease of viable CFU over time on agar types, but at the end the number of viable CFU was satisfactory (≥2+ of growth. Decreasing of CFU was significantly higher for clinical versus nasopharyngeal isolates. Subcultures contamination rates were 6.25% and 14.58% after 2 and 6 months of storage, respectively. Conclusion. TH-HYC and TH-SYC agar types allowed the viability of pneumococci with several serotypes, MLST, and genetic profiles, after 6 months of storage at room temperature. We consider that these agar types are a valid alternative to preserve pneumococci over an extended period, especially when methods as cryopreservation or lyophilization are not available, and are useful for transporting strains between laboratories.

  16. Impact of cow strain and concentrate supplementation on grazing behaviour, milk yield and metabolic state of dairy cows in an organic pasture-based feeding system.

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    Heublein, C; Dohme-Meier, F; Südekum, K-H; Bruckmaier, R M; Thanner, S; Schori, F

    2017-07-01

    As ruminants are able to digest fibre efficiently and assuming that competition for feed v. food use would intensify in the future, cereals and other field crops should primarily be destined to cover the dietary needs of humans and monogastric animals such as poultry and pigs. Farming systems with a reduced or absent concentrate supplementation, as postulated by organic agriculture associations, require adapted dairy cows. The aim of this experiment was to examine the impact of concentrate supplementation on milk production, grazing and rumination behaviour, feed intake, physical activity and blood traits with two Holstein-Friesian cow strains and to conclude the consequences for sustainable and organic farming. The experiment was a cross-over study and took place on an organic farm in Switzerland. In all, 12 Swiss Holstein-Friesian (HCH) cows and 12 New Zealand Holstein-Friesian (HNZ) cows, which were paired according to lactation number, days in milk and age for primiparous cows, were used. All cows grazed full time and were supplemented either with 6 kg/day of a commercial, organic cereal-grain mix or received no supplement. After an adaptation period of 21 days, a measurement period of 7 days followed, where milk yield and composition, pasture dry matter intake estimated with the n-alkane double-indicator technique, physical activity based on pedometer measurements, grazing behaviour recorded by automatic jaw movement recorder and blood samples were investigated. Non-supplemented cows had a lower milk yield and supplemented HCH cows produced more milk than supplemented HNZ cows. Grazing time and physical activity were greater for non-supplemented cows. Supplementation had no effect on rumination behaviour, but HNZ cows spent longer ruminating compared with HCH cows. Pasture dry matter intake decreased with the concentrate supplementation. Results of blood analysis did not indicate a strong negative energy balance for either non-supplemented or supplemented cows

  17. 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 < 0.05) by sustaining high feed intake. Under the lower temperature environment, supplementation of the two 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

  18. THE EFFECT OF PROBIOTICS SUPPLEMENTATION ON THE GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF TWO STRAINS OF COCKERELS

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    ANDREW ADEGBOYEGA FATUFE

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available In a 2 × 3 factorial design, two hundred and seven 3 weeks old black (Bovan Nera and white (Gold line cockerels were randomly assigned to three dietary treatments. The basal diet was based on maize, soybean meal, groundnut cake and wheat offal. Probiotics replaced the wheat offal in Diets I, II and III in proportion of 0, 0.05 and 0.1%. Probiotics contained Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevisae and Saccharomyces boulardii. Each diet was offered to 3 pens of 12 black cockerels each or 3 pens of 11 white cockerels each. Starting chicken of both strains responded non-significantly to increasing probiotics concentration in feed intake, body weight gain, and feed/gain ratio. A nonsignificant interaction occurred between strain and dietary probiotics concentration for all response criteria. The slope of regression of body weight changes depending on age was higher for white than black.

  19. Screening of Bacillus coagulans strains in lignin supplemented minimal medium with high throughput turbidity measurements

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    Robert Glaser

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to extend the options for screening and characterization of microorganism through kinetic growth parameters. In order to obtain data, automated turbidimetric measurements were accomplished to observe the response of strains of Bacillus coagulans. For the characterization, it was decided to examine the influence of varying concentrations of lignin with respect to bacterial growth. Different mathematical models are used for comparison: logistic, Gompertz, Baranyi and Richards and Stannard. The growth response was characterized by parameters like maximum growth rate, maximum population, and the lag time. In this short analysis we present a mathematical approach towards a comparison of different microorganisms. Furthermore, it can be demonstrated that lignin in low concentrations can have a positive influence on the growth of B. coagulans.

  20. 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.

  1. Enhanced cellulase recovery without β-glucosidase supplementation for cellulosic ethanol production using an engineered strain and surfactant.

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    Huang, Renliang; Guo, Hong; Su, Rongxin; Qi, Wei; He, Zhimin

    2017-03-01

    Recycling cellulases by substrate adsorption is a promising strategy for reducing the enzyme cost of cellulosic ethanol production. However, β-glucosidase has no carbohydrate-binding module (CBM). Thus, additional enzymes are required in each cycle to achieve a high ethanol yield. In this study, we report a new method of recycling cellulases without β-glucosidase supplementation using lignocellulosic substrate, an engineered strain expressing β-glucosidase and Tween 80. The cellulases and Tween 80 were added to an aqueous suspension of diluted sulfuric acid/ammonia-treated corncobs in a simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) process for ethanol production. Subsequently, the addition of fresh pretreated corncobs to the fermentation liquor and remaining solid residue provided substrates with absorbed cellulases for the next SSF cycle. This method provided excellent ethanol production in three successive SSF cycles without requiring the addition of new cellulases. For a 10% (w/v) solid loading, a cellulase dosage of 30 filter paper units (FPU)/g cellulose, 0.5% Tween 80, and 2 g/L of the engineered strain, approximately 90% of the initial ethanol concentration from the first SSF process was obtained in the next two SSF processes, with a total ethanol production of 306.27 g/kg corncobs and an enzyme productivity of 0.044 g/FPU. Tween 80 played an important role in enhancing cellulase recovery. This new enzyme recycling method is more efficient and practical than other reported methods. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2017;114: 543-551. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  2. Falla cardíaca aguda

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    Sénior Sánchez, Juan Manuel; Gándara Ricardo, Jairo Alfonso

    2015-01-01

    Se presenta el caso clínico de una mujer de 26 años de edad, que acudió al Hospital Universitario San Vicente Fundación (Medellín) con síntomas y signos de falla cardíaca aguda y diagnóstico previo de falla cardíaca crónica con fracción de expulsión disminuida, de origen no claro, tromboembolismo pulmonar y ataque cerebrovascular isquémico, sin modulación neurohormonal óptima. Ingresó a la institución con hallazgos clínicos de sobrecarga hídrica y baja perfusión tisular, con requerimiento de ...

  3. 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

  4. Development of a rapid SNP-typing assay to differentiate Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis strains used in probiotic-supplemented dairy products.

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    Lomonaco, Sara; Furumoto, Emily J; Loquasto, Joseph R; Morra, Patrizia; Grassi, Ausilia; Roberts, Robert F

    2015-02-01

    Identification at the genus, species, and strain levels is desirable when a probiotic microorganism is added to foods. Strains of Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis (BAL) are commonly used worldwide in dairy products supplemented with probiotic strains. However, strain discrimination is difficult because of the high degree of genome identity (99.975%) between different genomes of this subspecies. Typing of monomorphic species can be carried out efficiently by targeting informative single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP). Findings from a previous study analyzing both reference and commercial strains of BAL identified SNP that could be used to discriminate common strains into 8 groups. This paper describes development of a minisequencing assay based on the primer extension reaction (PER) targeting multiple SNP that can allow strain differentiation of BAL. Based on previous data, 6 informative SNP were selected for further testing, and a multiplex preliminary PCR was optimized to amplify the DNA regions containing the selected SNP. Extension primers (EP) annealing immediately adjacent to the selected SNP were developed and tested in simplex and multiplex PER to evaluate their performance. Twenty-five strains belonging to 9 distinct genomic clusters of B. animalis ssp. lactis were selected and analyzed using the developed minisequencing assay, simultaneously targeting the 6 selected SNP. Fragment analysis was subsequently carried out in duplicate and demonstrated that the assay yielded 8 specific profiles separating the most commonly used commercial strains. This novel multiplex PER approach provides a simple, rapid, flexible SNP-based subtyping method for proper characterization and identification of commercial probiotic strains of BAL from fermented dairy products. To assess the usefulness of this method, DNA was extracted from yogurt manufactured with and without the addition of B. animalis ssp. lactis BB-12. Extracted DNA was then subjected to the minisequencing

  5. 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.

  6. La Enfermedad Celíaca

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    Cueto Rua, Eduardo Ángel; Nanfito, Gabriela; Guzmán, Luciana

    2006-01-01

    La Enfermedad Celíaca (EC) es la intolerancia alimentaria de orden genético más frecuente de la especie humana. En nuestro Servicio de Gastroenterología hemos diagnosticado más de 1900 casos en los últimos 34 años, y 92 y 73 nuevos casos en los años 2004 y 2005, respectivamente. La EC es el resultado de la interacción entre factores genéticos (constante absoluta) expresados en la mucosa intestinal y la respuesta i...

  7. Isolation and characterization of Bacillus subtilis CH16 strain from chicken gastrointestinal tracts for use as a feed supplement to promote weight gain in broilers.

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    Nguyen, A T V; Nguyen, D V; Tran, M T; Nguyen, L T; Nguyen, A H; Phan, T-N

    2015-06-01

    Spore-forming bacterial strains were isolated from chicken gastrointestinal tracts to develop a heat-stable feed supplement that promotes weight gain in broilers. Seven Bacillus strains having more than 90% sporulation were screened from the isolates and identified to be closely related with Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus licheniformis. Of the seven strains, B. subtilis CH16 was selected to develop a feed supplement for broilers, because it formed 100% heat-stable spores, grew rapidly at 42°C and quickly formed a biofilm. In large-scale trials in broilers (n ≥ 1150 per group), the group fed CH16 (3 × 10(6) CFU g(-1) pellet) showed higher average daily gain (ADG = 61·16) and lower food conversion ratio (FCR = 1·696) than did the group fed B. licheniformis CH22 (ADG = 57·10 and FCR = 1·792), the group fed B. subtilis HU58 (ADG = 51·90 and FCR = 1·868), BioPlus group (ADG = 59·32 and FCR = 1·807) and the control group (ADG = 56·02 and FCR = 1·880). In conclusion, CH16 spores significantly increased ADG by 9·17% and reduced FCR by 9·79% in broilers. The result supports the use of B. subtilis CH16 of chicken intestinal origin as a feed supplement that promote weight gain in broilers. Significance and impact of the study: This study reports screening of Bacillus strains isolated from chicken gastrointestinal tracts for development of a feed supplement that promote weight gain in broilers. Of the seven Bacillus isolates with high sporulation efficiency (≥90%), Bacillus subtilis CH16 strain showed the best growth and biofilm formation at body temperature of broilers (42°C). In large-scale trials in broilers (n ≥ 1150 per group), CH16 spores induced a 9·17% increase in daily weight gain (ADG) and a 9·79% reduction in FCR while the commercial BioPlus(®) YC induced only a 5·89% increase in ADG and a 3·88% reduction in FCR. © 2015 The Society for Applied Microbiology.

  8. Promoting Systemic Change through the ACA Advocacy Competencies

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    Toporek, Rebecca L.; Lewis, Judith A.; Crethar, Hugh C.

    2009-01-01

    In 2003, the American Counseling Association (ACA) adopted the ACA Advocacy Competencies (J. A. Lewis, M. S. Arnold, R. House, & R. L. Toporek, 2002) to provide guidance to counselors and acknowledge advocacy as an ethical aspect of service to clients. This article provides a foundation for this special section by sharing a historical perspective…

  9. Oral supplementation of Bifidobacterium longum strain BR-108 alters cecal microbiota by stimulating gut immune system in mice irrespectively of viability.

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    Makioka, Yuko; Tsukahara, Takamitsu; Ijichi, Tetsuo; Inoue, Ryo

    2018-03-20

    Effect on cecal microbiota and gene expression of various cytokines in ileal Peyer's patches and cecal tissues were compared between viable and heat-killed Bifidobacterium longum strain BR-108 (BR-108) using a mouse model. Irrespectively of viability, oral supplementation of BR-108 altered the cecal microbiota and stimulated gene expression of cytokines such as IL-6 and IL-10 in ileal Peyer's patches and cecal tissue of mice. In addition, BR-108 supplementation significantly affected the relative abundance of bacterial genera and family, Oscillospira, Bacteroides and S24-7. The abundance of these bacterial genera and family strongly correlated with gene expression induced by BR-108. This study demonstrated that the effect of heat-killed BR-108 on the mouse cecal microbiota is similar to that of viable BR-108, most likely due to stimulation of the gut immune system by both heat-killed and viable BR-108 is also similar.

  10. 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.

  11. EHS & LCA assessment for 7-ACA synthesis

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    Henderson, Richard K; Jiménez-González, Concepción; Preston, Chris

    2008-01-01

    and half the mass productivity of the enzymatic process. The chemical process uses more hazardous materials and solvents and requires about 25% more process energy than the enzymatic process. When accounting for the cradle-to-gate environmental life cycle, the chemical process has a larger overall...... environmental impact, mainly derived from the production of raw materials. In comparison to the enzyme-catalyzed process, the chemical process uses approximately 60% more energy, about 16% more mass (excluding water), has double the greenhouse gas (GHG) impact, and about 30% higher photochemical ozone creation......-to-gate methodology. The results compare the synthetic efficiency, environment, health, safety, and life cycle metrics for a mature chemical process and a more recent but less developed enzymatic process for making 7-ACA. The chemical process has a higher yield, but a significantly lower reaction mass efficiency...

  12. Enfermedad cardíaca y embarazo

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    Ana G. Múnera-Echeverri

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    Full Text Available Resumen: La enfermedad cardíaca complica el 1 al 4% de todos los embarazos. Durante la gestación ocurren cambios hemodinámicos importantes, que pueden llevar a la descompensación de la paciente con alteración estructural cardíaca previa. Sin embargo, la mayoría puede tener una gestación exitosa. Los pilares principales del manejo son el diagnóstico anatómico, la evaluación preconcepcional para intervenir antes de la gestación a las pacientes que lo requieran, la estratificación del riesgo materno-fetal, la optimización hemodinámica, y la administración de medicamentos seguros a las menores dosis posibles, la consejería genética y el pronóstico de la madre a largo plazo. Con base en lo anterior se diseña un plan de manejo, de acuerdo con la clasificación del riesgo materno y fetal, en el que define la frecuencia del seguimiento clínico, los métodos de imágenes y laboratorio, y el posible momento y vía del parto. El manejo es multidisciplinario y las pacientes con riesgo alto, posibilidad de deterioro hemodinámico o que requieran algún tipo de intervención deben ser remitidas en forma temprana a centros especializados con experiencia suficiente. Summary: Heart disease complicates 1 to 4% of all pregnancies. During pregnancy there are important hemodynamic changes that can lead to decompensation in a patient with previous cardiac structural alteration. However, the majority of patients can have a successful pregnancy. The primary keys to managing these patients are: knowledge of the Anatomy of the disease, evaluation before pregnancy, identify the maternal-fetal risk, optimize hemodynamically the patient, use safe drugs at the lowest doses, genetic counseling and prognosis of the mother in the long term. Based on these points, it is important to make a management plan based upon the maternal and fetal risk, defining the frequency of clinical follow-up, specifically outlining the clinical routines, diagnostic imaging

  13. Pigs experimentally infected with an enterotoxigenic strain of Escherichia coli have improved feed efficiency and indicators of inflammation with dietary supplementation of tryptophan and methionine in the immediate post-weaning period

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    Capozzalo, Meeka M; Kim, Jae Cheol; Htoo, J.K.

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    This experiment tested the hypothesis that pigs challenged with an enterotoxigenic strain of E. coli (ETEC) will improve performance by dietary supplementation of sulfur amino acids (SAA) and tryptophan (Trp) above the current recommended levels in the immediate post-weaning period. Male pigs (n ...... of inflammation and SAA supplementation decreased the pro-inflammatory interferon-gamma response and improved protein utilisation, as measured by PU, whereas supplementation with both Trp and SAA improved feed conversion ratio....... interferon-gamma regardless of dietary Trp or day of sampling (P = 0.043). Increasing dietary SAA decreased plasma urea (PU) levels on Days 5, 8 and 14 (P

  14. Influence of supplemental dietary poultry fat, phytase, and 25-hydroxycholecalciferol on the blood characteristics of commercial layers inoculated before or at the onset of lay with F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum

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    The effects of 2 supplemental levels of dietary poultry fat (PF) and the combination of PF, phytase (PHY) and 25-hydroxycholecalciferol [25(OH)D] on the blood characteristics of commercial layers inoculated with F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum (FMG) were investigated in 2 trials. Sham and FMG ino...

  15. Influence of supplemental dietary poultry fat, phytase, and 25-hydroxycholecalciferol on the egg characteristics of commercial layers inoculated before or at the onset of lay with F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum

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    The effects of 2 supplemental levels of dietary poultry fat (PF) and the combination of PF, phytase (PHY) and 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (D3) on the egg characteristics of commercial layers inoculated with F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum (FMG) were investigated in 2 trials. Sham and FMG inoculatio...

  16. Influence of Supplemental Dietary Poultry Fat, Phytase, and 25-Hydroxycholecalciferol on the Performance of Commercial Layers Inoculated Before or at the Onset of Lay with F-Strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum

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    The effects of 2 levels of supplemental dietary poultry fat (PF) and the combination of PF, phytase (PHY) and 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (D3) on the performance of commercial layers inoculated with F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum (FMG) were investigated in 2 trials. Sham and FMG inoculations were ...

  17. C??lulas madre en terapia celular card??aca

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    La enfermedad cardiovascular, y su frecuente resultado final, el fallo card??aco del ventr??culo izquierdo, son la principal causa de morbimortalidad en los pa??ses desarrollados. La investigaci??n con c??lulas madre podr??a regenerar una variedad de c??lulas que incluye a los cardiomiocitos. Se han utilizado diferentes fuentes celulares para la terapia regenerativa card??aca, incluyendo c??lulas madre card??acas, mioblastos de m??sculo esquel??tico, c??lulas madre derivadas de la...

  18. 77 FR 65395 - Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program

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    ... 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 the following correction: On page 65007, in the first column, under the...

  19. 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…

  20. Supplementation with two probiotic strains, Lactobacillus curvatus HY7601 and Lactobacillus plantarum KY1032, reduces fasting triglycerides and enhances apolipoprotein A-V levels in non-diabetic subjects with hypertriglyceridemia.

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    Ahn, Hyeon Yeong; Kim, Minjoo; Chae, Jey Sook; Ahn, Young-Tae; Sim, Jae-Hun; Choi, Il-Dong; Lee, Sang-Hyun; Lee, Jong Ho

    2015-08-01

    Previous studies have indicated that supplementation with probiotics might improve lipid metabolism. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of supplementation with probiotic strains Lactobacillus curvatus (L. curvatus) HY7601 and Lactobacillus plantarum (L. plantarum) KY1032 on triglyceride (TG) and apolipoprotein A-V (apo A-V) levels. A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study was conducted with 128 non-diabetic subjects with hypertriglyceridemia. Over a 12-week test period, the probiotic group consumed 2 g/day of a powdered supplement containing L. curvatus HY7601 and L. plantarum KY1032, whereas the placebo group consumed a powder lacking probiotics. After the treatment, the probiotic group showed an 18.3% (P  C genotype. The consumption of two probiotic strains for 12 weeks reduced TGs and increased the apo A-V and LDL particle size in hypertriglyceridemic subjects. This effect was more pronounced in subjects with higher levels of fasting TGs regardless of their APOA5 -1131T > C genotype. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. ACA and the Triple Aim: Musings of a Health Care Actuary.

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    McCarthy, Mac

    2015-01-01

    In 2008, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) promulgated the Triple Aim, which advocates simultaneous improvements in patient experiences, improved population health and lower cost per capita. In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) promised quality, affordable health care for all Americans. It's fair to assume that the framers of ACA were aware of the Triple Aim, and it is likely that much of ACA was heavily influenced by IHI's positions. So it is reasonable, from time to time, to assess ACA's impact on health care against the Triple Aim principles.

  2. Sports Supplements

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    ... Staying Safe Videos for Educators Search English Español Sports Supplements KidsHealth / For Teens / Sports Supplements What's in ... really work? And are they safe? What Are Sports Supplements? Sports supplements (also called ergogenic aids ) are ...

  3. Senate Republican leadership releases revised ACA repeal and replace bill

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    Moore NS

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after first 150 words. Today, the Senate Republican leadership released a revised version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA. The new bill draft includes an amendment sponsored by Sen. Cruz (R-TX that permits insurers to offer health insurance plans on the ACA exchanges that do not cover the ACA’s 10 essential health benefits (EHB as long as they offer at least one other plan that provides full coverage of EHB’s. The bill also includes more funding for opioid addiction and for state initiatives to reduce insurance premiums and additionally, some flexibility for state Medicaid funding in the event of a public health crisis. The bill must still receive a cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO, which will include the impact of the bill on insurance coverage levels, expected out Monday. The ATS remains deeply concerned about the bill because under the Cruz proposal, insurance coverage costs …

  4. Changes in stimulus and response AC/A ratio with vision therapy in Convergence Insufficiency

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    Neeraj Kumar Singh

    2017-07-01

    Conclusions: Stimulus and response AC/A ratio increased following VT, accompanied by clinically significant changes in vergence and accommodation parameters in subjects with convergence insufficiency. This represents the plasticity of the AC/A crosslink ratios that could be achieved with vision therapy in CI.

  5. 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,…

  6. Application of serum anticardiolipin antibody (ACA) determination with ELISA for detection of intra-uterine growth retardation (IUGR)

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    Chen Wen; Zhong Jianhui; Shen Junnan

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To explore the interrelationship between presence of serum ACA and development of IUGR. Methods: Serum ACA contents were examined with ELISA in 5330 apparently normal pregnant women. The placentae in 16 pregnancies with IUGR and positive ACA were examined with immunofluorescence microscopy. Results: Among the 5330 pregnant women there were 144 with positive ACA (2.70%), in whom there were 22 IUGR cases (22/144, 15.28% ). The rate of IUGR in the remaining ACA negative women was only 1.77% (92/5186), the difference being very significant (P<0.01 ). ACA IgG was positive in 5 of the IUGR neonates, All the placental tissues examined with immunofluorescence microscopy showed positive immunoglobulin fluorescence antibody and complement discoloration. Conclusion: Positive ACA is one of the causative factors of development of IUGR and determination of ACA in pregnant women was helpful for early detection of IUGR. (authors)

  7. 76 FR 41262 - Notice of Intent To Award Affordable Care Act (ACA) Funding, EH11-1103

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    2011-07-13

    ...,000 in ACA funding will be awarded to the grantees for network expansion and enhancement. Funding is... Intent To Award Affordable Care Act (ACA) Funding, EH11-1103 Notice of Intent to award Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding to seventeen states and local health departments to develop and implement tracking...

  8. 76 FR 41261 - Notice of Intent To Award Affordable Care Act (ACA) Funding, EH10-1003

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    2011-07-13

    ...): 93.070. Approximately $124,995.00 in ACA funding will be awarded to the grantee for network expansion... Intent To Award Affordable Care Act (ACA) Funding, EH10-1003 Notice of Intent to award Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding to National Association for Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) to continue with the...

  9. 76 FR 41263 - Notice of Intent To Award Affordable Care Act (ACA) Funding, EH10-1004

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    2011-07-13

    ... $125,000.00 in ACA funding will be awarded to the grantee for network expansion and enhancement... Intent To Award Affordable Care Act (ACA) Funding, EH10-1004 Notice of Intent to award Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding to National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems...

  10. 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

  11. How Have Health Insurers Performed Financially Under the ACA' Market Rules?

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    McCue, Michael J; Hall, Mark A

    2017-10-01

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) transformed the market for individual health insurance, so it is not surprising that insurers' transition was not entirely smooth. Insurers, with no previous experience under these market conditions, were uncertain how to price their products. As a result, they incurred significant losses. Based on this experience, some insurers have decided to leave the ACA’s subsidized market, although others appear to be thriving. Examine the financial performance of health insurers selling through the ACA's marketplace exchanges in 2015--the market’s most difficult year to date. Analysis of financial data for 2015 reported by insurers from 48 states and D.C. to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Although health insurers were profitable across all lines of business, they suffered a 10 percent loss in 2015 on their health plans sold through the ACA's exchanges. The top quarter of the ACA exchange market was comfortably profitable, while the bottom quarter did much worse than the ACA market average. This indicates that some insurers were able to adapt to the ACA's new market rules much better than others, suggesting the ACA's new market structure is sustainable, if supported properly by administrative policy.

  12. Changes in stimulus and response AC/A ratio with vision therapy in Convergence Insufficiency.

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    Singh, Neeraj Kumar; Mani, Revathy; Hussaindeen, Jameel Rizwana

    To evaluate the changes in the stimulus and response Accommodative Convergence to Accommodation (AC/A) ratio following vision therapy (VT) in Convergence Insufficiency (CI). Stimulus and response AC/A ratio were measured on twenty five CI participants, pre and post 10 sessions of VT. Stimulus AC/A ratio was measured using the gradient method and response AC/A ratio was calculated using modified Thorington technique with accommodative responses measured using WAM-5500 open-field autorefractor. The gradient stimulus and response AC/A cross-link ratios were compared with thirty age matched controls. Mean age of the CI and control participants were 23.3±5.2 years and 22.7±4.2 years, respectively. The mean stimulus and response AC/A ratio for CI pre therapy was 2.2±0.72 and 6.3±2.0 PD/D that changed to 4.2±0.9 and 8.28±3.31 PD/D respectively post vision therapy and these changes were statistically significant (paired t-test; paccommodation parameters in subjects with convergence insufficiency. This represents the plasticity of the AC/A crosslink ratios that could be achieved with vision therapy in CI. Copyright © 2016 Spanish General Council of Optometry. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  13. Impact of ACA Health Reforms for People With Mental Health Conditions.

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    Thomas, Kathleen C; Shartzer, Adele; Kurth, Noelle K; Hall, Jean P

    2018-02-01

    This brief report explores the impact of health reform for people with mental illness. The Health Reform Monitoring Survey was used to examine health insurance, access to care, and employment for 1,550 people with mental health conditions pre- and postimplementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and by state Medicaid expansion status. Multivariate logistic regressions with predictive margins were used. Post-ACA reforms, people with mental health conditions were less likely to be uninsured (5% versus 13%; t=-6.89, df=50, peffects were experienced in both Medicaid expansion and nonexpansion states. Findings underscore the importance of ACA improvements in the quality of health insurance coverage.

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Advanced Connectivity Analysis (ACA): a Large Scale Functional Connectivity Data Mining Environment.

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    Chen, Rong; Nixon, Erika; Herskovits, Edward

    2016-04-01

    Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) to study functional connectivity is of great importance to understand normal development and function as well as a host of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Seed-based analysis is one of the most widely used rs-fMRI analysis methods. Here we describe a freely available large scale functional connectivity data mining software package called Advanced Connectivity Analysis (ACA). ACA enables large-scale seed-based analysis and brain-behavior analysis. It can seamlessly examine a large number of seed regions with minimal user input. ACA has a brain-behavior analysis component to delineate associations among imaging biomarkers and one or more behavioral variables. We demonstrate applications of ACA to rs-fMRI data sets from a study of autism.

  17. Regeneración celular cardíaca

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    Jesús Herreros

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available La terapia celular con células madre, como estrategia para regenerar tejidos dañados, es una de las áreas más prometedoras en el tratamiento de enfermedades con escasas o nulas expectativas de curación. La insuficiencia cardíaca, principalmente de origen isquémico, es una de las enfermedades que más se pueden beneficiar de esta estrategia. El objetivo es regenerar el músculo, reducir la apoptosis, aumentar la expresión del colágeno intersticial e inducir la generación de nuevos vasos. la terapia celular cardíaca ha sido propuesta con una gran variedad de células angiogénicas y miogénicas: mioblastos esqueléticos, células mononucleares y mesenquimales de médula ósea, progenitores endoteliales circulantes, células derivadas del estroma de la grasa o del endometrio, células mesoteliales y pluripotenciales (induced pluripotent stem cells [iPS]. las indicaciones incluyen a pacientes con miocardiopatía isquémica o dilatada, enfermedad de Chagas, insuficiencia mitral isquémica y miocardiopatía diabética. Los abordajes son quirúrgicos, con inyección periinfarto, intracoronario y endoventricular percutáneo. Los mecanismos de acción propuestos son la reducción del tamaño de la cicatriz del infarto, el aumento de la viabilidad miocárdica, la limitación del remodelado ventricular y los efectos paracrinos. Sin embargo, los resultados clínicos muestran sólo mejoras muy limitadas de la función sistólica y del remodelado ventricular. El desarrollo de estrategias que mejoren la supervivencia y la diferenciación celular deben ser prioritarias, tales como el preacondicionamiento con electroestimulación o la ingeniería tisular con el objetivo de desarrollar un miocardio bioartificial.

  18. 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 ...

  19. SPORT SUPPLEMENTATION

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    Sport supplementation is essential for athletes performance and achievements. The well balanced and structured supplementation is a challenge for sport medicine because must be done a balance between potential benefits and potential risks (anti-doping rule violations and others). In this review are structured the most used categories sport supplementations. Nutritional supplements used in sport could be divided in some main categories like: amino acids, vitamins, proteins and antioxidants. Fo...

  20. Combining native MS approaches to decipher archaeal box H/ACA ribonucleoprotein particle structure and activity.

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    Saliou, Jean-Michel; Manival, Xavier; Tillault, Anne-Sophie; Atmanene, Cédric; Bobo, Claude; Branlant, Christiane; Van Dorsselaer, Alain; Charpentier, Bruno; Cianférani, Sarah

    2015-08-01

    Site-specific isomerization of uridines into pseudouridines in RNAs is catalyzed either by stand-alone enzymes or by box H/ACA ribonucleoprotein particles (sno/sRNPs). The archaeal box H/ACA sRNPs are five-component complexes that consist of a guide RNA and the aCBF5, aNOP10, L7Ae, and aGAR1 proteins. In this study, we performed pairwise incubations of individual constituents of archaeal box H/ACA sRNPs and analyzed their interactions by native MS to build a 2D-connectivity map of direct binders. We describe the use of native MS in combination with ion mobility-MS to monitor the in vitro assembly of the active H/ACA sRNP particle. Real-time native MS was used to monitor how box H/ACA particle functions in multiple-turnover conditions. Native MS also unambiguously revealed that a substrate RNA containing 5-fluorouridine (f(5) U) was hydrolyzed into 5-fluoro-6-hydroxy-pseudouridine (f(5) ho(6) Ψ). In terms of enzymatic mechanism, box H/ACA sRNP was shown to catalyze the pseudouridylation of a first RNA substrate, then to release the RNA product (S22 f(5) ho(6) ψ) from the RNP enzyme and reload a new substrate RNA molecule. Altogether, our native MS-based approaches provide relevant new information about the potential assembly process and catalytic mechanism of box H/ACA RNPs. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Tratamento nutricional em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca Nutritional treatment for heart failure patients

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    Viviane Sahade

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available A insuficiência cardíaca é um problema grave e crescente de saúde pública em todo o mundo, sendo a via final comum da maioria das cardiopatias. Apesar dos recentes avanços da medicina, pouca atenção vem sendo dada ao tratamento não farmacológico, em particular à terapia nutricional. A evolução clínica dos pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca, via de regra, caminha para quadros variáveis de desnutrição, de causa multifatorial e que não está necessariamente relacionada ao índice de massa corporal. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi revisar a literatura na busca por evidências sobre a composição adequada da dieta no tratamento de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca. Realizou-se uma revisão sistemática nas bases de dados Medline, Pubmed, Lilacs, SciELO e dos comitês nacionais e internacionais de saúde, dos artigos publicados no período compreendido entre 1981 e 2006. Observou-se que existem poucos estudos bem elaborados, sobre a adequação da dietoterapia na insuficiência cardíaca e que esta ainda é muito restrita ao controle do sal e de líquido, sendo dada pouca atenção à quantidade e à qualidade dos demais nutrientes. Existe uma crescente evidência de que a dieta é um fator importante no prognóstico e no tratamento desses pacientes, porém futuros estudos, incluindo ensaios clínicos com adequado número de participantes, se fazem necessários para que se possa prescrever, com segurança, suplementos nutricionais.Heart failure is a serious and increasing public health problem around the world, and is the common endpoint of most heart diseases. Despite recent medical advances, little attention has been given to the non-pharmacological treatments, specifically, to nutritional therapy. The clinical course of patients with heart failure constantly progresses to varying degrees of malnutrition caused by different factors and not necessarily related to body mass index. Thus, the objective of this study was

  2. Comparative Analysis of ACAS-Xu and DAIDALUS Detect-and-Avoid Systems

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    Davies, Jason T.; Wu, Minghong G.

    2018-01-01

    The Detect and Avoid (DAA) capability of a recent version (Run 3) of the Airborne Collision Avoidance System-Xu (ACAS-Xu) is measured against that of the Detect and AvoID Alerting Logic for Unmanned Systems (DAIDALUS), a reference algorithm for the Phase 1 Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for DAA. This comparative analysis of the two systems' alerting and horizontal guidance outcomes is conducted through the lens of the Detect and Avoid mission using flight data of scripted encounters from a recent flight test. Results indicate comparable timelines and outcomes between ACAS-Xu's Remain Well Clear alert and guidance and DAIDALUS's corrective alert and guidance, although ACAS-Xu's guidance appears to be more conservative. ACAS-Xu's Collision Avoidance alert and guidance occurs later than DAIDALUS's warning alert and guidance, and overlaps with DAIDALUS's timeline of maneuver to remain Well Clear. Interesting discrepancies between ACAS-Xu's directive guidance and DAIDALUS's "Regain Well Clear" guidance occur in some scenarios.

  3. First impressions: geographic variation in media messages during the first phase of ACA implementation.

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    Gollust, Sarah E; Barry, Colleen L; Niederdeppe, Jeff; Baum, Laura; Fowler, Erika Franklin

    2014-12-01

    Many Americans will learn about the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the mass media. We examined geographic variation in the volume and content of mass media during the initial two-week rollout of the new health insurance marketplaces in October 2013 across 210 US media markets, using data from the Wesleyan Media Project. We found substantial geographic variation in the volume and tone of insurance product advertisements, political advertisements, and news coverage of the ACA marketplaces. News coverage of the ACA airing in media markets located in states operating federal or partnership marketplaces was more negative than coverage airing in markets located in states running their own marketplaces. Intrastate variation in media volume and content was also substantial and appears distinguishable from the local political climate. Variation in exposure to media messages likely affects public sentiment regarding the ACA and could contribute to geographic differences in insurance enrollment and public perceptions of US health care options. Researchers and policy makers evaluating the implementation of the ACA-and insurance enrollment in the marketplaces in particular-should consider addressing media influences. Copyright © 2014 by Duke University Press.

  4. 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.

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  6. Pigs experimentally infected with an enterotoxigenic strain of Escherichia coli have improved feed efficiency and indicators of inflammation with dietary supplementation of tryptophan and methionine in the immediate post-weaning period

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    Capozzalo, Meeka M; Kim, Jae Cheol; Htoo, J.K.

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    This experiment tested the hypothesis that pigs challenged with an enterotoxigenic strain of E. coli (ETEC) will improve performance by dietary supplementation of sulfur amino acids (SAA) and tryptophan (Trp) above the current recommended levels in the immediate post-weaning period. Male pigs (n...... arrangement of treatments with two levels of SID SAA : Lys ratio (0.52 vs 0.60) and two levels of SID Trp : Lys ratio (0.16 vs 0.24). Diets did not contain any antimicrobial compounds. Pigs were individually housed and were fed diets for 14 days after weaning. Pigs were infected with ETEC (3.44 × 108 CFU....../mL, serotype O149 : K91 : K88) on Days 5, 6, and 7 after weaning. Pigs were bled on Days 5, 8 and 14 and subsequently analysed for plasma levels of acute-phase proteins, urea, cytokines (Days 5 and 8 only) and amino acids (Days 5 and 8 only). Increasing Trp (P = 0.036) and SAA (P = 0.028) improved feed...

  7. Insuficiència cardíaca i fallida renal : quan tot s'ajunta

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    Zamora, Elisabet

    2008-01-01

    Un dels problemes que coexisteixen amb la insuficiència cardíaca és la insuficiència renal. Els autors d'aquest article proposen un mètode alternatiu per poder detectar de manera més precisa la presència d'aquesta fallida renal en els pacients amb insuficiència cardíaca, ja que els mètodes habituals, basats únicament en la determinació de la creatinina en sang, són menys sensibles.

  8. Entrenamiento físico en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca

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    Barbara Fletcher, RN, MN, FAAN

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available La insuficiencia cardíaca constituye una prioridad esencial en el ámbito de la salud, tanto en Norteamérica como en Sud-américa, donde incluso se llega a las hospitalizaciones cuando el diagnóstico principal presenta condiciones graves. Hay una relación directamente proporcional entre prevalencia de insuficiencia cardíaca y edad. Sin embargo, la mortalidad por insuficiencia cardíaca está en declinación debido a los avances médicos, administración de medicamentos, e intervenciones no farmacológicas. Una de estas intervenciones es, el entrenamiento físico o el ejercicio, los cuales están siendo ampliamente aceptados por la comunidad médica como una opción viable en el manejo médico de pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca permanente. Tanto los ejercicios aeróbicos como de fuerza han demostrado ser eficaces en este tipo de pacientes. Actualmente la evidencia no sólo respalda el ejercicio para mejorar o mantener la función física en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca, sino también la calidad de vida en general. Muchos estudios han demostrado que el ejercicio en la población mejora el carácter de las personas y el bienestar general reconocido por ellas mismas. Aunque los beneficios al miocardio producidos por el ejercicio pueden ser mínimos en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca, los beneficios periféricos que dan como resultado una mejor capacidad física y la conservación de la independencia son muy significativos. Basados en la evidencia científica existente en el ámbito del ejercicio y la insuficiencia cardíaca, los médicos que trabajan con esta población tienen la información necesaria para recomendar prescripciones de ejercicios. Actualmente, diversas declaraciones de puntos de vista médicos confirman el ejercicio como una modalidad segura y efectiva para pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca.

  9. Levosimendan: Nueva estrategia en el manejo de la falla cardíaca

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    González-Chon,Octavio; García López,Sandra María del Carmen; Chacón Mercado,Marco Alejandro; Arias Sánchez,Eduardo Agustín; Vega Zapata,Reyna Estela

    2005-01-01

    La insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva se ha considerado como un grave problema de salud. De manera tradicional, la insuficiencia cardíaca ha sido manejada con diferentes fármacos, como son los diuréticos, digital, inotrópicos del tipo de las catecolaminas y no catecolaminas; sin embargo, el manejo de los mismos, también tienen efectos secundarios en donde se incluyen la génesis de las arritmias e incluso la muerte. Un nuevo grupo de drogas recientemente ha impactado en el manejo de los pacient...

  10. 75 FR 57819 - Notice of Revision; Notice of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Open Meeting and New...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Revision; Notice of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Open Meeting and New Members AGENCY: Employment and Training... that the Committee Charter has been recently renewed. The current 2009 ACA charter remains in effect...

  11. Tratamiento de las taquiarritmias postoperatarias en la cirugía cardíaca del adulto

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    Enríquez, Fernando; Jiménez, Antonio

    2010-01-01

    Las arritmias en el periodo postoperatorio de la cirugía cardíaca requieren, en su particular contexto, un tratamiento específico. La presente revisión expone y actualiza la evidencia científica en los diversos tratamientos de las taquiarritmias postoperatorias en la cirugía cardíaca del adulto.

  12. Structural studies of five layer Aurivillius oxides: A2Bi4Ti5O18 (A=Ca, Sr, Ba and Pb)

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    Ismunandar; Kamiyama, T.; Hoshikawa, A.; Zhou, Q.; Kennedy, B.J.; Kubota, Y.; Kato, K.

    2004-01-01

    The room temperature structures of the five layer Aurivillius phases A 2 Bi 4 Ti 5 O 18 , (A=Ca, Sr, Ba and Pb) have been refined from powder neutron diffraction data using the Rietveld method. The structures consist of [Bi 2 O 2 ] 2+ layers interleaved with perovskite-like [A 2 Bi 2 Ti 5 O 16 ] 2- blocks. The structures were refined in the orthorhombic space group B2eb (SG. No. 41), Z=4, and the unit cell parameters of the oxides are a=5.4251(2), b=5.4034(1), c=48.486(1); a=5.4650(2), b=5.4625(3), c=48.852(1); a=5.4988(3), b=5.4980(4), c=50.352(1); a=5.4701(2), b=5.4577(2), c=49.643(1) for A=Ca, Sr, Ba and Pb, respectively. The structural features of the compounds were found similar to n=2-4 layers bismuth oxides. The strain caused by mismatch of cell parameter requirements for the [Bi 2 O 2 ] 2+ layers and perovskite-like [A 2 Bi 2 Ti 5 O 16 ] 2- blocks were relieved by tilting of the TiO 6 octahedra. Variable temperature synchrotron X-ray studies for Ca and Pb compounds showed that the orthorhombic structure persisted up to 675 and 475K, respectively. Raman spectra of the compounds are also presented

  13. Elastic-plastic potential functionals for rates and increments of stress and strain

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    Feijoo, R.A.; Zouain, N.

    1990-03-01

    In this work attention is focused in the derivation of variational formulations of the constutive relationship in the form of conjugate potential functionals from which stress and strain rates are derived as elements of the corresponding sub-differential sets. The main result obtained is a pair of potential functionals. (A.C.A.S.) [pt

  14. ACA: Phoenix of-or Cooked in-This Dumpster Fire of an Election.

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    Kirkner, Richard Mark

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    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump promise divergent approaches to the ACA if elected. Basically, Clinton wants to improve it; Trump promises to dismantle it. Of course, no president acts in a vacuum, and a lot will also depend on which party controls Congress.

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

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    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…

  16. 77 FR 39516 - Notice of a Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)

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    ... ACA are open to the public. Time and Date: The meeting will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, and continues until approximately 5:00 p.m. The meeting will reconvene on Thursday, August 2, 2012, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time...

  17. Design According to Liabilities: ACAS X and the Treatment of ADS-B Position Data

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    Schebesta, H.; Contissa, Giuseppe; Sartor, Giovanni; Masutti, Anna; Paola, Tomasello; Taurino, Damiano

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents the results of the test application
    of the Legal Case on ACAS X, the new generation airborne
    collision avoidance system. The Legal Case is the novel
    methodology, recently developed by the ALIAS project, to
    address liability of innovative systems for aviation and

  18. A search for H/ACA snoRNAs in yeast using MFE secondary structure prediction.

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    Edvardsson, Sverker; Gardner, Paul P; Poole, Anthony M; Hendy, Michael D; Penny, David; Moulton, Vincent

    2003-05-01

    Noncoding RNA genes produce functional RNA molecules rather than coding for proteins. One such family is the H/ACA snoRNAs. Unlike the related C/D snoRNAs these have resisted automated detection to date. We develop an algorithm to screen the yeast genome for novel H/ACA snoRNAs. To achieve this, we introduce some new methods for facilitating the search for noncoding RNAs in genomic sequences which are based on properties of predicted minimum free-energy (MFE) secondary structures. The algorithm has been implemented and can be generalized to enable screening of other eukaryote genomes. We find that use of primary sequence alone is insufficient for identifying novel H/ACA snoRNAs. Only the use of secondary structure filters reduces the number of candidates to a manageable size. From genomic context, we identify three strong H/ACA snoRNA candidates. These together with a further 47 candidates obtained by our analysis are being experimentally screened.

  19. Consideraciones nutricionales en el paciente con falla cardíaca crónica

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    Mario A. Hernández, MD

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available La insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva es un síndrome caracterizado por reducción del gasto cardíaco, aumento de las presiones de llenado ventricular y activación neuroendocrina, que lleva a un proceso de fibrosis y apoptosis de la célula cardíaca. Afecta alrededor de 23 millones de personas en el mundo y confiere un pésimo pronóstico una vez se diagnostica. Desde el punto de vista fisiopatológico, la relación entre citocinas pro-inflamatorias, activación neuro-hormonal y alteraciones gastrointestinales conduce a un estado denominado caquexia cardíaca, determinado por pérdida acelerada de peso, fatiga, reducción de la fuerza muscular, anorexia y disminución de la calidad de vida; este proceso es capaz de deteriorar aún más el pronóstico vital de estos pacientes. En las últimas dos décadas, se han realizado avances en el tratamiento farmacológico y eléctrico de la falla cardíaca; sin embargo los estudios en el campo no farmacológico son pocos, en especial en el aspecto nutricional, y así mismo son escasas las recomendaciones de las guías internacionales acerca del tema. En estudios pequeños, una aproximación nutricional ha demostrado impactar de manera positiva la calidad de vida y tolerancia al ejercicio, si bien se requieren grandes estudios para determinar la viabilidad de este abordaje en pacientes con falla cardíaca.

  20. Estrategias en la prevención de la insuficiencia cardíaca

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    Vukasovig R. José Luis, MD, FACC

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Aproximadamente 1 a 2% de la población adulta tiene insuficiencia cardíaca, llegando a valores sobre el 10% en mayores de 70 años de edad. Una adecuada estrategia en la prevención de la Insuficiencia Cardíaca implica tener un manejo precoz en aquellas etiologías que la producen tales como: hipertensión arterial, enfermedad coronaria, valvulopatías y miocardiopatías. La hipertensión arterial es la primera causa de insuficiencia cardíaca en Chile y se expresa principalmente a través de hipertrofia ventricular izquierda y disfunción diastólica. La enfermedad coronaria genera insuficiencia cardíaca por medio de infarto al miocardio y la isquemia miocárdica sostenida (tejido hibernado, para evitar el compromiso ventricular deben controlarse rigurosamente los factores de riesgo de enfermedad coronaria. En caso de presentarse una obstrucción coronaria aguda se debe reestablecer el flujo coronario a la brevedad para disminuir la necrosis de miocitos. Actualmente las valvulopatías están siendo intervenidas cada vez más precozmente con el fin de evitar la remodelación ventricular patológica irreversible. En relación a las miocardiopatías se debe enfatizar en la necesidad de una detección precoz de la toxicidad por drogas antineoplásicas (ej antraciclinas, del mismo modo debemos preocuparnos de factores emergentes que conducen a insuficiencia cardíaca, ejemplo obesidad.

  1. Nutritional supplements

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    Petersen, Gry Bjerg; Andersen, Jens Rikardt

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    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...

  2. Supplemental information

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Supplemental information showing results of inter-comparison between C-PORT, AERMOD and R-LINE dispersion algorithms. This dataset is associated with the following...

  3. 76 FR 59703 - Notice of Intent To Award Affordable Care Act (ACA) Funding, RFA-TP-08-001

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    ... as infectious disease outbreaks, and man-made and natural disasters. These activities are proposed by... costs.'' ACA and the Prevention and Public Health Fund make improving public health a priority with...

  4. Importancia de los aspectos psicosociales en la enfermedad celíaca

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    Trini Fragoso Arbelo

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    Full Text Available Se revisan los conceptos clínicos actuales sobre la enfermedad celíaca. Se definen con precisión los términos enfermedad celíaca activa, silente, latente y potencial. Se enfatiza en los aspectos psicosociales que influyen en su tratamiento y se trazan pautas generales acerca del manejo integral de los pacientes afectados, dada la importancia de la dieta sin gluten de por vida como único tratamiento.The current clinical concepts of celiac disease are reviewed. The terms active, silent, latent and potential related to celiac disease are accurately defined. Emphasis is made on the psychosocial aspects influencing its treatment and general guidelines are drawn on the comprehensive management of the patients suffering from this disease, given the importance of diet without gluten as the only lifelong treatment.

  5. Taquiarritmias postoperatorias en la cirugía cardíaca del adulto. Profilaxis

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    Fernando Enríquez

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Las arritmias en el periodo postoperatorio de la cirugía cardíaca suelen ser un hallazgo común ligado a múltiples mecanismos. Las condiciones particulares inherentes al acto quirúrgico pueden iniciar, facilitar o agravar un evento arrítmico por modificaciones en el sustrato anatómico y en sus moduladores. Aunque tradicionalmente consideradas como arritmias transitorias, diversos estudios muestran su asociación con una mayor morbimortalidad, riesgo de ictus, compromiso hemodinámico, iatrogenia, estancia hospitalaria y mayor gasto sanitario. La presente revisión aborda la información de que disponemos de las taquiarritmias en el postoperatorio de la cirugía cardíaca, y las pautas de actuación basadas en la evidencia.

  6. Engenharia de tecidos: válvulas cardíacas

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    Alves, Ana Rita Carvalho

    2013-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado em Biotecnologia Farmacêutica, apresentada à Universidade de Coimbra. As doenças cardiovasculares são uma fonte de preocupação dado que são responsáveis por cerca de 30% da mortalidade a nível global. Uma das causas para esta tão elevada percentagem é a disfunção das válvulas cardíacas (aórtica, pulmonar, mitral e tricúspide). O funcionamento fisiológico normal das válvulas cardíacas é responsável pela unidirecionalidade do fluxo de sangue através das...

  7. Arabidopsis ACA7, encoding a putative auto-regulated Ca(2+)-ATPase, is required for normal pollen development.

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    Lucca, Noel; León, Gabriel

    2012-04-01

    Microgametogenesis is a complex process that involves numerous well-coordinated cell activities, ending with the production of pollen grains. Pollen development has been studied at the cytological level in Arabidopsis and other plant species, where its temporal time course has been defined. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this process is still unclear, since a relative small number of genes and/or processes have been identified as essential for pollen development. We have designed a methodology to select candidate genes for functional analysis, based on transcriptomic data obtained from different stages of pollen development. From our analyses, we selected At2g22950 as a candidate gene; this gene encodes a protein belonging to the auto-regulated Ca(2+)-ATPase family, ACA7. Microarray data indicate that ACA7 is expressed exclusively in developing pollen grains, with the highest level of mRNA at the time of the second pollen mitosis. Our RT-PCR experiments showed that ACA7 mRNA is detected exclusively in developing flowers. Confocal microscopy experiments showed a plasma membrane localization for the recombinant GFP:ACA7 protein. We identified two different insertional mutant lines, aca7-1 and aca7-2; plants from both mutant lines displayed a normal vegetative development but showed large amounts of dead pollen grains in mature flowers assayed by Alexander's staining. Histological analysis indicated that abnormalities are detected after the first pollen mitosis and we found a strong correlation between ACA7 mRNA accumulation and the severity of the phenotype. Our results indicate that ACA7 is a plasma membrane protein that has an important role during pollen development, possibly through regulation of Ca(2+) homeostasis. © Springer-Verlag 2011

  8. Tratamiento de las taquiarritmias postoperatarias en la cirugía cardíaca del adulto

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    Fernando Enríquez

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Las arritmias en el periodo postoperatorio de la cirugía cardíaca requieren, en su particular contexto, un tratamiento específico. La presente revisión expone y actualiza la evidencia científica en los diversos tratamientos de las taquiarritmias postoperatorias en la cirugía cardíaca del adulto.

  9. Tratamiento de la insuficiencia cardíaca: nuevas estrategias terapéuticas

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    Jesús Herreros

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available La insuficiencia cardíaca es uno de los problemas de salud de mayor relevancia por su incidencia creciente y sus repercusiones sociales, económicas y sobre todo humanas. El trasplante cardíaco es un abordaje excelente y un tratamiento consolidado para estos pacientes. Sin embargo, la desproporción entre el número de pacientes con una insuficiencia cardíaca terminal y los donantes potenciales restringe el trasplante a aquellos pacientes sin otras posibilidades de tratamiento y ha generado alternativas terapéuticas para mejorar el pronóstico y los síntomas de estos pacientes con alto riesgo. El interés creciente del estudio de la reversibilidad de varias formas de insuficiencia cardíaca terminal y la aplicación de la biología al tratamiento de estos pacientes ha inducido el desarrollo de estrategias terapéuticas, diseñadas para integrar la biología y las nuevas tecnologías médicas, para así intervenir sobre los modelos biomecánicos, moleculares y neurohormonales de la insuficiencia cardíaca. Estos tratamientos incluyen la cardiomioplastia celular, la ingeniería tisular, la cirugía de restauración del ventrículo izquierdo, la inmunoadsorción y la constricción mecánica pasiva ventricular como puente a la recuperación. La integración de estos abordajes puede ofrecer alternativas válidas al trasplante cardíaco.

  10. Estudo da Mecânica Cardíaca pelo Speckle Tracking

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    Maria Cristina Donadio Abduch

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Speckles, ou marcadores naturais do miocárdio, originam se da interferência construtiva e destrutiva do feixe de ultrassom que incide sobre os tecidos, podem fornecer um diagnóstico precoce das alterações miocárdicas e atuar na predição de certos eventos cardíacos. Devido à sua relativa estabilidade temporal, os speckles podem ser rastreados durante o ciclo cardíaco por software dedicados, promovendo a análise da função sistólica e diastólica. São identificados tanto pela escala de cinza da ecocardiografia 2D convencional quanto pela ecocardiografia 3D, sendo independentes do ângulo de incidência do ultrassom, permitindo assim a avaliação da mecânica cardíaca nos três planos espaciais: longitudinal, circunferencial e radial. O objetivo do presente artigo é discutir o papel e o significado da deformação cardíaca obtida por meio do speckle tracking durante a avaliação da fisiologia cardíaca, e discutir as aplicações clínicas desta tecnologia ecocardiográfica inovadora.

  11. Evaluation of leachate quality from pentachlorophenol, creosote and ACA [ammoniacal chromium arsenate] preserved wood products

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    Whiticar, D.M.; Letourneau, L.; Konasewich, D.

    1994-01-01

    A field study was conducted to evaluate the leachability characteristics of pentachlorophenol (PCP), creosote, and ammoniacal chromium arsenate (ACA) wood preservatives from freshly treated wood products. Test products included PCP-treated utility poles, creosote-treated timbers and marine pilings, and ACA-treated utility poles. Bundles of test products were placed over collection trays to collect the leachate generated by natural rainfall and by sprinkling with tap water. The sampling schedule was based on accumulated rainfall with samples taken at about every 15 mm from 15 mm to 150 mm. Analyses included pH, oil and grease, total organic carbon, ammonia, metals, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), chlorinated and nonchlorinated phenols, resin acids, and fish toxicity. The study indicated that leachates from wood products freshly treated with ACA, creosote, and PCP have potential for aquatic toxicity if released to the environment. A decreasing trend was noted in both the arsenic and copper releases as cumulative precipitation increased. PCP releases remained constant over the course of the study while PAH releases showed no significant trend. Phenanthrene was found to be the main component in the releases. 28 refs., 18 figs., 7 tabs

  12. Survival, Intestinal Mucosa Adhesion, and Immunomodulatory Potential of Lactobacillus plantarum Strains.

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    Santarmaki, Valentini; Kourkoutas, Yiannis; Zoumpopoulou, Georgia; Mavrogonatou, Eleni; Kiourtzidis, Mikis; Chorianopoulos, Nikos; Tassou, Chrysoula; Tsakalidou, Effie; Simopoulos, Constantinos; Ypsilantis, Petros

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    Survival during transit through the gastrointestinal track, intestinal mucosa adhesion, and a potential immunomodulatory effect of Lactobacillus plantarum strains 2035 and ACA-DC 2640 were investigated in a rat model. According to microbiological and multiplex PCR analysis, both strains were detected in feces 24 h after either single-dose or daily administration for 7 days. Intestinal mucosa adhesion of L. plantarum 2035 was noted in the large intestine at 24 h after single-dose administration, while it was not detected at 48 h. Daily dosing, prolonged detection of the strain up to 48 h post-administration, and expanded adhesion to the small intestine. Adhesion of L. plantarum ACA-DC 2640 to the intestinal mucosa after single-dose administration was prolonged and more extended compared to L. plantarum 2035. Daily dosing increased both the levels and the rate of positive cultures of the strains compared to those of the single-dose scheme. In addition, both strains increased total IgG while decreased IgM and IgA serum levels. In conclusion, L. plantarum 2035 and L. plantarum ACA-DC 2640 survived transit through the gastrointestinal track, exhibited transient distinct adhesion to the intestinal mucosa and modulated the systemic immune response.

  13. Box H/ACA snoRNAs are preferred substrates for the trimethylguanosine synthase in the divergent unicellular eukaryote Trichomonas vaginalis

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    Simoes-Barbosa, Augusto; Chakrabarti, Kausik; Pearson, Michael; Benarroch, Delphine; Shuman, Stewart; Johnson, Patricia J.

    2012-01-01

    The 2,2,7-trimethylguanosine caps of eukaryal snRNAs and snoRNA are formed by the enzyme Tgs1, which catalyzes sequential guanine-N2 methylations of m7G caps. Atypically, in the divergent unicellular eukaryote Trichomonas vaginalis, spliceosomal snRNAs lack a guanosine cap and the recombinant T. vaginalis trimethylguanosine synthase (TvTgs) produces only m2,7G in vitro. Here, we show by direct metabolic labeling that endogenous T. vaginalis RNAs contain m7G, m2,7G, and m2,2,7G caps. Immunodepletion of TvTgs from cell extracts and TvTgs add-back experiments demonstrate that TvTgs produces m2,7G and m2,2,7G caps. Expression of TvTgs in yeast tgs1Δ cells leads to the formation of m2,7G and m2,2,7G caps and complementation of the lethality of a tgs1Δ mud2Δ strain. Whereas TvTgs is present in the nucleus and cytosol of T. vaginalis cells, TMG-containing RNAs are localized primarily in the nucleolus. Molecular cloning of anti-TMG affinity-purified T. vaginalis RNAs identified 16 box H/ACA snoRNAs, which are implicated in guiding RNA pseudouridylation. The ensemble of new T. vaginalis H/ACA snoRNAs allowed us to predict and partially validate an extensive map of pseudouridines in T. vaginalis rRNA. PMID:22847815

  14. A novel calmodulin-regulated Ca2+-ATPase (ACA2) from Arabidopsis with an N-terminal autoinhibitory domain

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    Harper, J. F.; Hong, B.; Hwang, I.; Guo, H. Q.; Stoddard, R.; Huang, J. F.; Palmgren, M. G.; Sze, H.; Evans, M. L. (Principal Investigator)

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    To study transporters involved in regulating intracellular Ca2+, we isolated a full-length cDNA encoding a Ca2+-ATPase from a model plant, Arabidopsis, and named it ACA2 (Arabidopsis Ca2+-ATPase, isoform 2). ACA2p is most similar to a "plasma membrane-type" Ca2+-ATPase, but is smaller (110 kDa), contains a unique N-terminal domain, and is missing a long C-terminal calmodulin-binding regulatory domain. In addition, ACA2p is localized to an endomembrane system and not the plasma membrane, as shown by aqueous-two phase fractionation of microsomal membranes. ACA2p was expressed in yeast as both a full-length protein (ACA2-1p) and an N-terminal truncation mutant (ACA2-2p; Delta residues 2-80). Only the truncation mutant restored the growth on Ca2+-depleted medium of a yeast mutant defective in both endogenous Ca2+ pumps, PMR1 and PMC1. Although basal Ca2+-ATPase activity of the full-length protein was low, it was stimulated 5-fold by calmodulin (50% activation around 30 nM). In contrast, the truncated pump was fully active and insensitive to calmodulin. A calmodulin-binding sequence was identified within the first 36 residues of the N-terminal domain, as shown by calmodulin gel overlays on fusion proteins. Thus, ACA2 encodes a novel calmodulin-regulated Ca2+-ATPase distinguished by a unique N-terminal regulatory domain and a non-plasma membrane localization.

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

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    Prosper, F. (Felipe); Herreros, J. (Jesús); Barba, J. (Joaquín)

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    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...

  16. 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.

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

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    Claudio Tinoco Mesquita

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    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.

  18. Taquiarritmias postoperatorias en la cirugía cardíaca pediátrica

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    Fernando Enríquez

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    Full Text Available Las arritmias postoperatorias son frecuentes en la cirugía de las cardiopatías congénitas. Esta revisión actualiza y expone la evidencia científica sobre la incidencia, fisiopatología, profilaxis y tratamiento de las taquiarritmias en la cirugía cardíaca pediátrica. Existe muy poca información basada en estudios aleatorizados en pediatría, siendo la mayoría de las publicaciones series de diversos centros quirúrgicos.

  19. Taquiarritmias postoperatorias en la cirugía cardíaca del adulto. Profilaxis

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    Fernando Enríquez; Antonio Jiménez

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    Las arritmias en el periodo postoperatorio de la cirugía cardíaca suelen ser un hallazgo común ligado a múltiples mecanismos. Las condiciones particulares inherentes al acto quirúrgico pueden iniciar, facilitar o agravar un evento arrítmico por modificaciones en el sustrato anatómico y en sus moduladores. Aunque tradicionalmente consideradas como arritmias transitorias, diversos estudios muestran su asociación con una mayor morbimortalidad, riesgo de ictus, compromiso hemodinámico, iatrogenia...

  20. Messy but Fair: The ACA's Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program and the Notice-and-Comment Process.

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    Pan, Janus

    2017-01-01

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) promulgated a new Medicare program called the Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBPP) as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). Like many other regulatory agencies, CMS used the Notice-and-Comment process to issue proposed rules, solicit public comments, and then publish final rules. Conventional literature suggests that CMS should disproportionately favor business interests during the Notice-and-Comment process, mainly due to the business interests' greater resources and capacity to draft well-reasoned comments. However, this article argues against this presumption and contends instead that CMS listens equally well to both business interest comments and private citizen comments during the formation of the VBPP. With regard to the VBPP and the ACA, CMS appears to be resisting disproportionate sway by business interests and is instead privileging the ACA's goal of improving healthcare quality.

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

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    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.

  2. Reducing Young Adults' Health Care Spending through the ACA Expansion of Dependent Coverage.

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    Chen, Jie; Vargas-Bustamante, Arturo; Novak, Priscilla

    2017-10-01

    To estimate health care expenditure trends among young adults ages 19-25 before and after the 2010 implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision that extended eligibility for dependent private health insurance coverage. Nationally representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data from 2008 to 2012. We conducted repeated cross-sectional analyses and employed a difference-in-differences quantile regression model to estimate health care expenditure trends among young adults ages 19-25 (the treatment group) and ages 27-29 (the control group). Our results show that the treatment group had 14 percent lower overall health care expenditures and 21 percent lower out-of-pocket payments compared with the control group in 2011-2012. The overall reduction in health care expenditures among young adults ages 19-25 in years 2011-2012 was more significant at the higher end of the health care expenditure distribution. Young adults ages 19-25 had significantly higher emergency department costs at the 10th percentile in 2011-2012. Differences in the trends of costs of private health insurance and doctor visits are not statistically significant. Increased health insurance enrollment as a consequence of the ACA provision for dependent coverage has successfully reduced spending and catastrophic expenditures, providing financial protections for young adults. © Health Research and Educational Trust.

  3. 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

    2015-09-03

    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. © The Author(s) 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research.

  4. La terapia celular como tratamiento de la insuficiencia cardíaca crónica

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    Ricardo Sanz

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Hasta hace poco tiempo se pensaba que el miocardio era un tejido sin capacidad de regeneración. El descubrimiento de progenitores celulares en el corazón de mamíferos adultos y la evidencia científica de que la reparación cardíaca existe han cambiado esta creencia, abriendo una nueva vía de investigación en el tratamiento de las enfermedades cardiovasculares. Durante años, circunscrita al ámbito de la investigación básica y de los ensayos preclínicos, esta nueva línea de investigación se ha trasladado al ámbito clínico, donde se están desarrollando ensayos en humanos para evaluar la seguridad, factibilidad y eficacia de dicha terapia celular en la regeneración miocárdica. En esta revisión nos centraremos en la terapia celular de la insuficiencia cardíaca crónica en humanos, recogiendo los antecedentes, tipos de células y vías de administración, así como los principales ensayos clínicos publicados hasta el momento.

  5. Nudging Leads Consumers In Colorado To Shop But Not Switch ACA Marketplace Plans.

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    Marzilli Ericson, Keith M; Kingsdale, Jon; Layton, Tim; Sacarny, Adam

    2017-02-01

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) dramatically expanded the use of regulated marketplaces in health insurance, but consumers often fail to shop for plans during open enrollment periods. Typically these consumers are automatically reenrolled in their old plans, which potentially exposes them to unexpected increases in their insurance premiums and cost sharing. We conducted a randomized intervention to encourage enrollees in an ACA Marketplace to shop for plans. We tested the effect of letters and e-mails with personalized information about the savings on insurance premiums that they could realize from switching plans and the effect of generic communications that simply emphasized the possibility of saving. The personalized and generic messages both increased shopping on the Marketplace's website by 23 percent, but neither type of message had a significant effect on plan switching. These findings show that simple "nudges" with even generic information can promote shopping in health insurance marketplaces, but whether they can lead to switching remains an open question. Project HOPE—The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

  6. Relative Affordability of Health Insurance Premiums under CHIP Expansion Programs and the ACA.

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    Gresenz, Carole Roan; Laugesen, Miriam J; Yesus, Ambeshie; Escarce, José J

    2011-10-01

    Affordability is integral to the success of health care reforms aimed at ensuring universal access to health insurance coverage, and affordability determinations have major policy and practical consequences. This article describes factors that influenced the determination of affordability benchmarks and premium-contribution requirements for Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expansions in three states that sought to universalize access to coverage for youth. It also compares subsidy levels developed in these states to the premium subsidy schedule under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for health insurance plans purchased through an exchange. We find sizeable variability in premium-contribution requirements for children's coverage as a percentage of family income across the three states and in the progressivity and regressivity of the premium-contribution schedules developed. These findings underscore the ambiguity and subjectivity of affordability standards. Further, our analyses suggest that while the ACA increases the affordability of family coverage for families with incomes below 400 percent of the federal poverty level, the evolution of CHIP over the next five to ten years will continue to have significant implications for low-income families.

  7. Influência do treino na variabilidade da frequência cardíaca em triatletas

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    Salvador, Bruno Carlos Nunes

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    Mestrado em Treino de Alto Rendimento O objectivo deste estudo foi estudar a variabilidade da frequência cardíaca (VFC) em repouso durante um estágio de vinte e dois dias, a altitude moderada, e verificar como a carga de treino se relaciona com os parâmetros da variabilidade de frequência cardíaca. No estudo participaram 5 triatletas pertencentes à selecção de triatlo de Portugal (17,4± 1,8 anos), quatro do sexo masculino e uma do sexo feminino. Procedeu-se ao registo da activi...

  8. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2002

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  12. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2016

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  17. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2017

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  18. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2008

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  19. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2014

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  20. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004

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  1. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2000

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  2. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2009

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  3. Annual Statistical Supplement, 2006

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

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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.

  5. Use of Supplemental Short Pre-Contoured Accessory Rods and Cobalt Chrome Alloy Posterior Rods Reduces Primary Rod Strain and Range of Motion Across the Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy Level

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    Hallager, Dennis Winge; Gehrchen, Poul Martin; Dahl, Benny

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    and rod strain is necessary to determine the biomechanical efficacy of these techniques. METHODS: Five specimens (T12-S1) underwent PSO at L3 with pedicle screw stabilization at L1-S1. Pedicle subtraction was adjusted to achieve a final lordosis of 70°. Flexion-extension (FE), lateral bending, and axial...

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 76 FR 41501 - Notice of Intent To Award Affordable Care Act (ACA) Funding, EH09-907

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    2011-07-14

    ... network expansion and enhancement. Funding is appropriated under the Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111-148... Intent To Award Affordable Care Act (ACA) Funding, EH09-907 AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and... in their FY 2011 applications submitted under funding opportunity EH09-907, ``National Environmental...

  9. 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. Project HOPE—The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

  10. 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.

  11. Manejo nutricional de la enfermedad celíaca Nutritional management of the celiac disease

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    Daris I. González Hernández

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    Full Text Available La enfermedad celíaca es una causa importante de malaabsorción en la niñez. Se caracteriza por una intolerancia total y permanente al gluten que contiene la fracción proteica del trigo y otros cereales. La patogenia de la enfermedad es multifactorial y tiene un cuadro clínico variado, en el cual predominan los síntomas de malaabsorción y la desnutrición. La dieta exenta de gluten es la parte más importante de la terapéutica, además de hacer frente a las deficiencias nutricionales. Se hace una revisión del manejo dietético y la educación nutricional del paciente y sus familiares, con énfasis en los alimentos que pueden contener gluten de forma enmascarada.

  12. Efeito do transplante renal na morfologia e função cardíaca

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    Souza,Francival Leite de; Monteiro Junior,Francisco das Chagas; Salgado Filho,Natalino

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    O envolvimento cardíaco é muito frequente nos portadores de doença renal crônica em diálise. O transplante renal resulta em redução da morbidade e mortalidade em relação aos pacientes em diálise. O objetivo desta revisão foi abordar o efeito do transplante renal na estrutura e função cardíaca avaliada pela ecodopplercardiografia. Desde a década de 1980, os estudos já demonstravam tendência à melhora nos parâmetros cardíacos após o transplante renal. Com a melhora dos métodos de imagens ao eco...

  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. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. Efeito da respiração diafragmática sobre a variabilidade da frequência cardíaca na doença cardíaca isquêmica com diabete

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    Kulur, Anupama Bangra; Haleagrahara, Nagaraja; Adhikary, Prabha; Jeganathan, P. S.

    2009-01-01

    FUNDAMENTO: A diminuição da variabilidade da frequência cardíaca (VFC) está associada com um prognóstico desfavorável em pacientes com doença cardíaca isquêmica (DCI) e diabete. Ainda não foi provado em definitivo se a mudança no padrão respiratório pode modificar o fator de risco nesses pacientes. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da respiração diafragmática sobre a VFC em pacientes diabéticos com DCI. MÉTODOS: A população do estudo consistiu em 145 pacientes do sexo masculino selecionados ao acaso...

  19. La enfermedad celíaca se podría detectar con una determinación de anticuerpos antitransglutaminasa en la saliva

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    Cuestas Montañés, Eduardo José; Ortega Páez, Eduardo

    2011-01-01

    Este estudio avanza en la posibilidad de realizar una prueba de cribado simple e inocua para detectar la enfermedad celíaca a edades tempranas, lo que puede contribuir a disminuir la morbimortalidad asociada a la enfermedad.

  20. 134. Factores predictivos de transfusión sanguínea en cirugía cardíaca

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    G. Reyes

    2012-04-01

    Conclusiones: El uso de hemoderivados es frecuente en pacientes de bajo riesgo intervenidos de cirugía cardíaca. Una hemoglobina baja preoperatoria es el mayor factor de riesgo para la transfusión de hemoderivados.

  1. 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.

  2. Contusión cardíaca: Informe de 4 casos

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    Andrés Cazau Cuervo

    1997-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presentaron 4 pacientes del sexo masculino (historias clínicas números 767 451, 898 039, 606 959 y 780 349, con antecedentes, hallazgos físicos y métodos diagnósticos positivos de contusión cardíaca, los cuales fueron atendidos en el Centro de Urgencias del Hospital (Instituto Superior de Medicina Militar "Luis Díaz Soto" entre el 25 de octubre de 1989 y el 12 de febrero de 1990. El paciente más joven tenía 18 años y el más viejo 64. Los 4 pacientes presentaron síntomas variables de contusión cardíaca. El dolor retroesternal fue la manifestación clínica más constante. De los métodos utilizados para el diagnóstico, las alteraciones del segmento ST y de la onda T en los electrocardiogramas y la elevación en el suero de la fracción MB de la creatina fosfoquinasa por encima del 5 % fueron los elementos de mayor valor para el diagnóstico. Los indicadores pronósticos fueron de 20 en los casos 1, 2 y 3 (severo sin peligro de muerte y en el cuarto fue de 34 (severo con peligro de muerte. Todos los enfermos evolucionaron favorablementeFour male patients (medical records 767 451, 898 039, 606 959, and 780 349 presenting with clinical histories, physical findings, and positive diagnostic methods evidencing a cardiac contusion were attended at the Emergency Department of "Luis Díaz Soto" Higher Institute of Military Medicine between October 25, 1989 and February 12, 1990. The youngest patients was 18 years old and the oldest 64 years old. The four patients presented with different symptoms suggesting a cardiac contusion. The retrosternal pain was the principal clinical manifestation. From the methods used for the diagnosis, alterations of the ST segment and of the T wave in the electrocardiograms and the rise in serum MB fraction of creatine phosphokinase above 5 % were found to be the most useful elements for the diagnosis. The prognostic indicators were 20 in cases 1, 2, and 3 (severe with no risk of death and in case 4 were 34

  3. Diferencias de género en el tratamiento de la falla cardíaca

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    Clara Saldarriaga

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: la falla cardíaca representa un problema creciente de salud con una alta prevalencia en el sexo femenino; sin embargo, no se han reportado estudios en población de mujeres latinoamericanas que permitan identificar si existen diferencias de género tanto en la presentación clínica como en el tratamiento de esta patología. OBJETIVO: evaluar si existen diferencias tanto en las características clínicas y epidemiológicas como en el manejo farmacológico en función del género, en una serie de pacientes con falla cardíaca atendidos en un centro de referencia cardiovascular en Colombia. METODOLOGÍA: estudio observacional, descriptivo, que evaluó a todos los pacientes hospitalizados por síndrome de falla cardiaca como diagnóstico principal durante julio de 2009 y julio de 2010 en un centro de referencia cardiovascular colombiano. RESULTADOS: se incluyeron 204 pacientes, 36,7% de sexo femenino, cuya edad promedio fue mayor en las mujeres; la fracción de eyección promedio fue similar. Las mujeres tenían falla renal con mayor frecuencia. Se encontró menor uso de betabloqueadores, así como de implante de cardiodesfibrilador. CONCLUSIÓN: para la población estudiada se encontró que existen diferencias entre ambos sexos tanto en las variables demográficas como clínicas. A pesar de presentar mayores comorbilidades, las mujeres con falla cardiaca reciben con menor frecuencia terapias como los betabloqueadores y el cardiodesfibrilador implantable que han demostrado disminuir la mortalidad. Es necesario ampliar el conocimiento de las diferencias de género mediante la creación de un registro multicéntrico latinoamericano que permita incidir en la toma de decisiones clínicas propias para la región.

  4. Children and Dietary Supplements

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    ... Clinical Digest for health professionals Children and Dietary Supplements Share: September 2012 © Matthew Lester Research has shown that many children use herbs and other dietary supplements. However, there are little data available on their ...

  5. 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 ...

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

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    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 cha...

  7. Enzymatic activity and immunoreactivity of Aca s 4, an alpha-amylase allergen from the storage mite Acarus siro

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    Pytelková, Jana; Lepšík, Martin; Šanda, Miloslav; Talacko, Pavel; Marešová, Lucie; Mareš, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 13, č. 3 (2012), s. 1-8 ISSN 1471-2091 R&D Projects: GA ČR GP525/09/P600 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : Aca s 4 * Acarus siro * alpha - amylase s Subject RIV: CE - Biochemistry Impact factor: 1.776, year: 2012 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2091/13/3

  8. Seguridad del paciente en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardíaca en UCI

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    Álvarez Menéndez, Katia

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    Describir las medidas de seguridad del paciente que se adoptan en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardíaca en UCI y comprobar que dichas medidas de seguridad del paciente son efectivas y proporcionan beneficios a los pacientes. Para ello se describen todos los protocolos y dispositivos específicos y se comparan los resultados obtenidos en cuanto a los protocolos de Neumonía Zero y Bacteriemia Zero.

  9. Doença celíaca associada à tireoidite de Hashimoto e síndrome de Noonan

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    Perez,Mariana Ortega; Ciambelli,Giuliano Serafino; Nigri,Alcinda Aranha; Vieira,Marta Wey; Costa,Clóvis Duarte

    2010-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Relatar o caso clínico de uma criança portadora de doença celíaca, tireoidite de Hashimoto e síndrome de Noonan. DESCRIÇÃO DE CASO: Menina de dez anos e seis meses, branca, apresentando história de diarreia líquida há cinco meses e "aumento da barriga". Ao exame, mostrava peso de 20.580g (p

  10. 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.

  11. Tratamento cirúrgico de um aneurisma primário de veia ilíaca externa

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    Márcio Luís Lucas

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    Full Text Available ResumoAneurismas primários da veia ilíaca são extremamente raros e podem complicar com trombose, embolia pulmonar ou ruptura. Acredita-se que existam apenas 14 casos descritos na literatura. Neste artigo, descrevemos um caso de um jovem de 25 anos, que apresentava edema e cianose do membro inferior esquerdo. A ecografia vascular revelou uma massa cística em fossa ilíaca esquerda. A angiotomografia confirmou o diagnóstico de um aneurisma da veia ilíaca externa esquerda de 3,8 cm, no maior diâmetro. O paciente foi submetido ao tratamento cirúrgico através da ressecção do aneurisma seguida de venorrafia longitudinal. Teve boa evolução pós-operatória, com um seguimento clínico de 44 meses. Houve uma melhora do edema no membro inferior esquerdo, sem complicações tardias.

  12. Accommodation, accommodative convergence, and response AC/A ratios before and at the onset of myopia in children.

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    Gwiazda, Jane; Thorn, Frank; Held, Richard

    2005-04-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate accommodation, accommodative convergence, and AC/A ratios before and at the onset of myopia in children. Refractive error, accommodation, and phorias were measured annually over a period of 3 years in 80 6- to 18-year-old children (mean age at first visit = 11.1 years), including 26 who acquired myopia of at least -0.50 D and 54 who remained emmetropic (-0.25 to + 0.75 D). Refraction was measured by noncycloplegic distance retinoscopy. Concomitant measures of accommodation and phorias were taken for letter targets at 4.0 m and 0.33 m using the Canon R-1 open field-of-view autorefractor with an attached motorized Risley prism and Maddox rod. The accommodation and phoria measurements were used to calculate response AC/A ratios. Compared with children who remained emmetropic, those who became myopic had elevated response AC/A ratios at 1 and 2 years before the onset of myopia, in addition to at onset and 1 year later (t's = -2.97 to -4.04, p accommodation. Accommodative convergence was significantly greater in myopes only at onset. These findings suggest that the abnormal oculomotor factors found before the onset of myopia may contribute to myopigenesis by producing hyperopic retinal defocus when a child is engaged in near-viewing tasks.

  13. Acolhimento e sintomas de ansiedade em pacientes no pré-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca

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    Cinthia Calsinski Assis

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de ensaio clínico randomizado, em que se objetivou comparar a frequência e intensidade de sintomas de ansiedade de pacientes em pré-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca que receberam acolhimento do enfermeiro ou do familiar ou os que não receberam nenhum tipo específico de acolhimento. A amostra foi constituída de 66 pacientes em pré-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca, que foram alocados em três grupos: acolhimento pelo enfermeiro, sem acolhimento específico e acolhimento pelo familiar. A ansiedade foi avaliada em dois momentos: antes e após a intervenção. O instrumento utilizado foi o construído e validado por Suriano, composto por 19 características definidoras do diagnóstico de enfermagem ansiedade. Observou-se que a redução dos sintomas de ansiedade foi maior no grupo que recebeu acolhimento dos familiares quando comparado aos outros dois grupos. Os resultados sugerem que o incentivo à participação de familiares pode contribuir para a redução de sintomas ansiosos em pacientes no pré-operatório de cirurgias cardíacas.

  14. 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.

  15. Preliminary engineering design and cost of Advanced Compressed-Air Storage (ACAS) A-5 hybrid

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    Sosnowicz, E. J.; Blackman, J.; Woodhull, A. S.; Zaugg, P.

    1981-08-01

    The advanced compressed air energy (ACAS) plant investiated operates on a partial adiabatic, partial fuel fired cycle. Only a limited advancement in state-of-the-art technology is projected for this hybrid arrangement. The A-5 hybrid systems stores the heat of compression from the low pressure and intermediate pressure compressors in a thermal energy store (TES). The heat collected in the TES is available for preheating the air from the storage cavern prior to its entering the low pressure turbine combustor. This reduces the amount of fuel consumed during power generation. The fuel heat rate for the hybrid cycle is 2660 Btu/kWh as compared to approximately 4000 Btu/kWh for a conventional CAES plant. A virtual stand-off between the hybrid plant and a conventional CAES plant at 235 mills/kWh in 1990 dollars is shown. With a lower cost and increased fuel cost projections, the hybrid system operating cost is less than that for a conventional CAES plant.

  16. Genome-wide analysis of wheat calcium ATPases and potential role of selected ACAs and ECAs in calcium stress.

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    Aslam, Roohi; Williams, Lorraine E; Bhatti, Muhammad Faraz; Virk, Nasar

    2017-10-27

    P 2 - type calcium ATPases (ACAs-auto inhibited calcium ATPases and ECAs-endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPases) belong to the P- type ATPase family of active membrane transporters and are significantly involved in maintaining accurate levels of Ca 2+ , Mn 2+ and Zn 2+ in the cytosol as well as playing a very important role in stress signaling, stomatal opening and closing and pollen tube growth. Here we report the identification and possible role of some of these ATPases from wheat. In this study, ACA and ECA sequences of six species (belonging to Poaceae) were retrieved from different databases and a phylogenetic tree was constructed. A high degree of evolutionary relatedness was observed among P 2 sequences characterized in this study. Members of the respective groups from different plant species were observed to fall under the same clade. This pattern highlights the common ancestry of P 2- type calcium ATPases. Furthermore, qRT-PCR was used to analyse the expression of selected ACAs and ECAs from Triticum aestivum (wheat) under calcium toxicity and calcium deficiency. The data indicated that expression of ECAs is enhanced under calcium stress, suggesting possible roles of these ATPases in calcium homeostasis in wheat. Similarly, the expression of ACAs was significantly different in plants grown under calcium stress as compared to plants grown under control conditions. This gives clues to the role of ACAs in signal transduction during calcium stress in wheat. Here we concluded that wheat genome consists of nine P 2B and three P 2A -type calcium ATPases. Moreover, gene loss events in wheat ancestors lead to the loss of a particular homoeolog of a gene in wheat. To elaborate the role of these wheat ATPases, qRT-PCR was performed. The results indicated that when plants are exposed to calcium stress, both P 2A and P 2B gene expression get enhanced. This further gives clues about the possible role of these ATPases in wheat in calcium management. These findings can be

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Cirurgia cardíaca na gravidez Cardiac surgery during pregnancy

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    Antoninho Sanfins Arnoni

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    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.

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

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    Diego M. Lowenstein Haber

    2010-01-01

    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

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

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    Zhuo Zu-Liang; Wang Yong-Sheng; He Da-Wei; Fu Ming

    2014-01-01

    The performance of P3HT:PCBM solar cells was improved by anode modification using spin-coated Tb(aca) 3 phen ultrathin films. The modification of the Tb(aca) 3 phen 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 (J sc ). The PCE improvement could be attributed to the short-wavelength energy utilization and the optimized morphology of the active layers. Tb(aca) 3 phen 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) 3 phen 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) 3 phen in P3HT:PCBM solar cells led to about a 12% PCE increase. (interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology)

  2. Prevalencia de enfermedad celíaca en pacientes con hepatopatías crónicas

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    Crivelli, Adriana N.

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    La enfermedad celíaca (EC) es definida como una enteropatía crónica del intestino delgado mediada por mecanismos inmunes, precipitada por la exposición al gluten y prolaminas relacionadas de la dieta, en individuos genéticamente predispuestos. Diversas enfermedades hepáticas pueden asociarse a la EC. El espectro del compromiso hepático en la EC es muy amplio e incluye, entre otros, enfermedad hepática criptogenética (desde leve a severa), hepatitis autoinmune, colangitis esclerosante primaria...

  3. Prevalencia de malformaciones cardíacas congenitas en 44,985 nacimientos en Colombia§

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    Baltaxe,Erik; Zarante,Ignacio

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    Objetivo: Estimar la prevalencia de malformaciones congenitas cardíacas en Colombia usando la metodología del Estudio Colaborativo Latinoamericano de Malformaciones Congenitas y hacer una descripción epidemiológica de la población estudiada. Material y métodos: Estudio prospectivo de casos y controles anidado en una cohorte que incluyó 44,985 neonatos nacidos entre junio 1 de 2001 y abril 30 de 2005 en once hospitales de Colombia. Resultados: Se reportaron 55 casos (1.2 por 1,000). Treinta y ...

  4. Crianças e adolescentes que convivem com diabetes e doença celíaca

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    Brancaglioni, Bianca de Cássia Alvarez; Rodrigues, Grasiele Caroline; Damião, Elaine Buchhorn Cintra; Queiroz, Márcia Silva; Nery, Márcia

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    RESUMO Objetivo Compreender a experiência de crianças e adolescentes que convivem com diabetes mellitus tipo 1 e doença celíaca. Método Estudo qualitativo, exploratório e descritivo. A coleta de dados ocorreu entre janeiro e setembro de 2012, com 3 crianças e 2 adolescentes, em um ambulatório de diabetes do Hospital das Clinicas da FMUSP ou na residência dos participantes na cidade de São Paulo, por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas. Utilizou-se a Análise de Conteúdo como método de tra...

  5. Epidemiología de las taquiarritmias preoperatorias en la cirugía cardíaca

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    Mario Castaño

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available La prevalencia de las taquiarritmias es cada vez mayor con el envejecimiento de la población. Los avances en el conocimiento de los mecanismos fisiopatológicos de las arritmias han favorecido el interés creciente actual en su prevención, diagnóstico y tratamiento. En esta revisión abordamos los aspectos epidemiológicos de las taquiarritmias asociadas con la enfermedad cardíaca quirúrgica en pacientes pediátricos y adultos.

  6. Competencia de los cuidadores familiares para cuidar a los pacientes con falla cardíaca

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    Diana Marcela Achury Saldaña

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El cuidador familiar es la fuente más importante de apoyo social y requiere desarrollar habilidades para reforzar las conductas de autocuidado en su familiar. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la competencia de cuidado de los cuidadores familiares de los pacientes con falla cardiaca (FC en una institución de cuarto nivel de complejidad. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio descriptivo de corte transversal. Con un tamaño de muestra de 41 cuidadores familiares de personas con FC que asisten al programa de FC en una institución de salud de cuarto nivel, durante el segundo semestre del 2016. Para la recolección de la información se utilizó el instrumento “CUIDAR” que cuenta con pruebas de validez de constructo y consistencia interna con un alfa de Cronbach de 0.93. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo con distribución de frecuencias absolutas y relativas. Resultados: El nivel de competencia global para el cuidado en el hogar de los cuidadores familiares de los pacientes con FC fue medio y alto. Las dimensiones que alcanzaron un nivel más alto de competencia fueron Disfrutar e Instrumental y Procedimental. Discusión: Una adecuada competencia para el cuidado en los cuidadores se convierte en un factor que puede influir de manera positiva en el manejo de la persona. Conclusiones: Una adecuada competencia del cuidador familiar va a permitir una mejor adaptación a los nuevos requerimientos de la vida del paciente con su enfermedad y pueden ayudar a prevenir las descompensaciones. Cómo citar este artículo: Achury DM, Restrepo A, Torres NM, Buitrago AL, Neira NX, Devia P. Competencia de los cuidadores familiares para cuidar a los pacientes con falla cardíaca. Rev Cuid. 2017; 8(3: 1721-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.15649/cuidarte.v8i3.407

  7. Undermining the ACA through the executive branch and federalism: what the Trump administration's approach to health reform means for older Americans.

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    Jones, David K; Gusmano, Michael K; Nadash, Pamela; Miller, Edward Alan

    2018-04-12

    The ACA has survived multiple existential threats in the legislative and judicial branches, including dozens of congressional attempts at repeal and two major Supreme Court cases. Even as it seems that the ACA is here to stay, what the law accomplishes is far from settled. The Trump administration is using executive powers to weaken the law, in many cases using the same powers that President Obama used to strengthen the effects of the reform. States have responded by seeking flexibility to pursue reforms, such as work requirements, that could not pass Congress and that were not allowed by the Obama administration. There is no indication that the ACA is imploding as President Trump has predicted and seems to desire, although these changes have a real and substantial impact on the lives of many Americans, including the near-elderly in unique ways.

  8. Resveratrol food supplements

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    Aschemann-Witzel, Jessica; Grunert, Klaus G

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    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...

  9. Herbs, Supplements and Alternative Medicines

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    ... A A Listen En Español Herbs, Supplements and Alternative Medicines It is best to get vitamins and minerals ... this section Medication Other Treatments Herbs, Supplements, and Alternative Medicines Types of Dietary Supplements Side Effects and Drug ...

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

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    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.

  11. 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.

  12. Enfermedad cardíaca grave en la esclerosis sistémica Severe cardiac disease in scleroderma

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    Alejandro R. Grinberg

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    Full Text Available Una mujer de 36 años de edad con diagnóstico de esclerosis sistémica (ES desarrolló un cuadro agudo de miositis esquelética e insuficiencia cardíaca grave. Evolucionó con shock cardiogénico y a pesar del tratamiento con drogas inotrópicas y altas dosis de corticoides falleció a los cinco días de haber ingresado. La autopsia reveló áreas de necrosis coagulativa miocárdicas con miocitolisis y necrosis en banda de contracción. Son muy pocos los casos comunicados de insuficiencia cardíaca grave asociada a la ES.A 36 year-old female with a diagnosis of systemic sclerosis suffered from an acute episode of skeletal myositis and refractory heart failure with cardiogenic shock. Despite immunosuppressive treatment with high doses of corticosteroids and hemodynamic support she died five days after admission. The autopsy showed cardiac myocytolysis, myocyte necrosis and contraction band necrosis. There are very few reported cases of severe heart failure associated to systemic sclerosis.

  13. Fase de convalecencia en la rehabilitación cardíaca. Protocolo de actuación

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    Susana Hernández García

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available La fase de convalecencia de la rehabilitación cardíaca tiene como propósito fundamental mejorar la capacidad funcional y fomentar un cambio del estilo de vida a través de todos los aspectos que integra la prevención secundaria fundamentalmente, en la incorporación a un programa de entrenamiento físico y en el control de los factores de riesgo cardiovascular, lo que favorece la reincorporación social y laboral de los enfermos. Con el objetivo de actualizar el protocolo de actuación de esta fase en nuestra institución se establecieron diferentes ejercicios con sus dosificaciones y recomendaciones para la rehabilitación de diferentes poblaciones, así como controles de la sesión de entrenamiento físico a tener en cuenta. Este protocolo permitirá aunar estrategias para mejorar la intervención fisioterapéutica en la fase de convalecencia del Programa Nacional de Rehabilitación Cardíaca en Cuba.

  14. 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.

  15. La anemia ferropénica como presentación de enfermedad celíaca subclínica en una población argentina

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    J.S. Lasa; P. Olivera; L. Soifer; R. Moore

    2017-01-01

    Introducción: Existe una extensa heterogeneidad en los reportes de la prevalencia de enfermedad celíaca en el contexto de la anemia ferropénica. Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de enfermedad celíaca en pacientes con anemia ferropénica. Materiales y métodos: Pacientes adultos con anemia ferropénica fueron reclutados para realizarse una endoscopia digestiva alta con biopsia duodenal. Se reclutaron asimismo voluntarios sanos de la comunidad como controles. Resultados: Se reclutó a 1...

  16. Dietary supplements for football.

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    Hespel, P; Maughan, R J; Greenhaff, P L

    2006-07-01

    Physical training and competition in football markedly increase the need for macro- and micronutrient intake. This requirement can generally be met by dietary management without the need for dietary supplements. In fact, the efficacy of most supplements available on the market is unproven. In addition, players must be cautious of inadequate product labelling and supplement impurities that may cause a positive drug test. Nonetheless, a number of dietary supplements may beneficially affect football performance. A high endurance capacity is a prerequisite for optimal match performance, particularly if extra time is played. In this context, the potential of low-dose caffeine ingestion (2 - 5 mg . kg body mass(-1)) to enhance endurance performance is well established. However, in the case of football, care must be taken not to overdose because visual information processing might be impaired. Scoring and preventing goals as a rule requires production of high power output. Dietary creatine supplementation (loading dose: 15 - 20 g . day(-1), 4 - 5 days; maintenance dose: 2 - 5 g g . day(-1)) has been found to increase muscle power output, especially during intermittent sprint exercises. Furthermore, creatine intake can augment muscle adaptations to resistance training. Team success and performance also depend on player availability, and thus injury prevention and health maintenance. Glucosamine or chondroitin may be useful in the treatment of joint pain and osteoarthritis, but there is no evidence to support the view that the administration of these supplements will be preventative. Ephedra-containing weight-loss cocktails should certainly be avoided due to reported adverse health effects and positive doping outcomes. Finally, the efficacy of antioxidant or vitamin C intake in excess of the normal recommended dietary dose is equivocal. Responses to dietary supplements can vary substantially between individuals, and therefore the ingestion of any supplement must be assessed

  17. Evaluación de la respuesta a la terapia de resincronización cardíaca en un grupo de pacientes que asisten a un programa de falla cardíaca

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    Catalina Gallego Muñoz

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Introducción: la terapia de resincronización cardiaca es una de las estrategias de tratamiento actuales para pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca y función sistólica deprimida, que ha demostrado producir un alivio significativo en los síntomas, así como mejoría en la función ventricular izquierda y en la supervivencia a largo plazo. Objetivo: evaluar la respuesta a la terapia de resincronización cardíaca después de seis meses de seguimiento. Metodología: estudio observacional analítico de cohorte retrospectivo, con análisis anidado de casos y controles, en el que se incluyeron pacientes mayores de 18 años pertenecientes a una clínica de falla cardíaca y que fueran portadores de un dispositivo de resincronización cardíaca. Se realizó análisis univariado de las características clínicas y ecocardiográficas y posteriormente un análisis bivariado a las variables relacionadas con la respuesta a la terapia. Resultados: se incluyeron 92 pacientes con historia de falla cardíaca e indicación de terapia de resincronización; el 32,6% de los pacientes tenían cardiopatía isquémica y el 67,4% no isquémica, con una fracción de eyección promedio de 18,9%. Durante el seguimiento a los 6 primeros meses no se presentó ningún caso de muerte ni de trasplante cardíaco. Se definieron como respondedores el 47,8% de los pacientes, en tanto que el 52,2% restante fue clasificado como no respondedores. El porcentaje de pacientes que no requirieron hospitalizaciones luego de la terapia fue del 51,1%, y el 65,2% mejoró la clase funcional y 68,5% la fracción de eyección. Conclusión: en el 47,8% de la población estudiada se observó una respuesta a la terapia de resincronización cardiaca adecuada evaluada de forma combinada con parámetros clínicos y ecocardiográficos, hecho que se tradujo en una mejoría relevante en términos de fracción de eyección y clase funcional, además de menor número de hospitalizaciones por

  18. 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.

  19. Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements

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    ... dietary supplements, making it hard to identify any benefits from the MVMs. Should I take an MVM? MVMs cannot take the place of eating a variety of foods that are important to a healthy diet. Foods ...

  20. Supplements to Textbook Materials.

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    Describes the many kinds of materials that English teachers can draw upon to enrich and expand students' experiences with literature. Outlines ancillary materials used to supplement the study of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." (HB)

  1. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets

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    ... Primary Mitochondrial Disorders Weight Loss A Acai Aloe Vera Anabolic Steroids Antioxidants (see Exercise and Athletic Performance ) ... Pills (see Weight Loss ) Dietary Supplements Vitamin D E Echinacea Ephedra Essiac/Flor-Essence European Elder Evening ...

  2. Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database

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    ... and US Department of Agriculture Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database Toggle navigation Menu Home About DSID Mission Current ... values can be saved to build a small database or add to an existing database for national, ...

  3. Quantitative analysis of cardiac lesions in chronic canine chagasic cardiomyopathy Análise quantitativa das lesões cardíacas na cardiomiopatia chagásica crônica canina

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    Marcelo Vidigal CALIARI

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Lesions observed in chronic chagasic cardiopathy frequently produce electrocardiographic alterations and affect cardiac function. Through a computerized morphometrical analysis we quantified the areas occupied by cardiac muscle, connective and adipose tissues in the right atrium of dogs experimentally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. All of the infected dogs showed chronic myocarditis with variable reduction levels of cardiac muscle, fibrosis and adipose tissue replacement. In the atrial myocardium of dogs infected with Be78 and Be62 cardiac muscle represented 34 and 50%, fibrosis 28 and 32% and adipose tissue 38 and 18%, respectively. The fibrosis observed was both diffuse and focal and mostly intrafascicular, either partially or completely interrupting the path of muscle bundles. Such histological alterations probably contributed to the appearance of electrocardiographic disturbances verified in 10 out 11 dogs which are also common in human chronic chagasic cardiopathy. Fibrosis was the most important microscopic occurrence found since it produces rearrangements of collagen fibers in relation to myocardiocytes which causes changes in anatomical physiognomy and mechanical behavior of the myocardium. These abnormalities can contribute to the appearance of cardiac malfunction, arrythmias and congestive cardiac insufficiency as observed in two of the analyzed dogs. Strain Be78 caused destruction of atrial cardiac muscle higher than that induced by strain Be62.As lesões observadas na cardiopatia chagásica crônica frequentemente produzem alterações eletrocardiográficas e afetam a função cardíaca. Através de uma análise morfométrica computadorizada nós quantificamos as áreas ocupadas por músculo cardíaco, tecido conjuntivo fibroso e tecido adiposo no átrio direito de cães experimentalmente infectados pelo Trypanosoma cruzi. Todos os cães infectados apresentaram miocardite crônica fibrosante com graus variáveis de redução de m

  4. 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....

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

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    Luiz Carlos Santana Passos

    2013-02-01

    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.

  6. Avaliação por ressonância magnética de massas cardíacas

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    Maria Fernanda Braggion-Santos

    2013-09-01

    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.

  7. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets

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    ... website Submit Search NIH Office of Dietary Supplements 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 ...

  8. 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

  9. 197. Trombosis masiva biauricular intervenida mediante cirugía cardíaca con circulación extracorpórea

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    R. Sánchez Pérez

    2012-04-01

    Conclusión: Destacamos la importancia del diagnóstico precoz y preciso de la trombosis biauricular con embolismo paradójico en aurícula izquierda a través de fosa oval, en el contexto de trombosis venosa profunda, debido a que puede beneficiarse de la cirugía cardíaca como tratamiento inicial.

  10. 279. El derrame pericárdico postoperatorio en cirugía cardíaca: Incidencia e impacto en los resultados quirúrgicos

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    E. Sandoval

    2012-04-01

    Conclusión: La ecocardiografía es una exploración inocua que permite el diagnóstico rápido de DP potencialmente letal, que tiene un componente medicolegal. Debe realizarse a todo postoperado de cirugía cardíaca.

  11. Bimedial faden recession versus augmented medial rectus recession in the treatment of high ac/a ratio partially accommodative esotropia with large distant near disparity

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    Mohammed F Farid

    2016-01-01

    Faden recession achieves marginal superior control of DND and high AC/A ratio in convergence excess partially accommodative ET. Augmented recession also works well with the possible development of consecutive exotropia in cases with extremely high DND. This study recommends Augmented recession for cases with mild to moderate DND and Faden recession for cases with extremely large DND.

  12. Resincronización en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardíaca. ¿Podría tener alguna utilidad? Resultados preliminares

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    Enrique Oliva de Anquín

    2006-01-01

    Conclusiones: Debería tenerse en cuenta el posible efecto negativo de la estimulación sobre la función ventricular a la hora de decidir localización y tipo de estimulación en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardíaca.

  13. 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

    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.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

  14. 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

    2003-09-01

    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

  15. Disfunção da articulação sacro-ilíaca em jovens com dor lombar

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    Carolina Ramírez Ramírez

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A dor lombar representa um problema de saúde pública. Estima-se que uma elevada porcentagem de casos de dor lombar (85-90% não tem uma causa conhecida. Acredita-se que a disfunção da articulação sacro-ilíaca possa explicar, em parte, essa alta porcentagem. OBJETIVO: Determinar a frequência da disfunção da articulação sacro-ilíaca em jovens com dor lombar e descrever possíveis associações com características sócio-demográficas, clínicas e antropométricas da população estudada. METODOLOGIA: A amostra foi selecionada por meio de entrevista direta. Sessenta e sete sujeitos (92,5% mulheres com idade média de 21 ± 2,1 participaram do estudo. Foi realizado exame físico que incluiu a avaliação da dor à palpação, amplitude de movimento da flexão do quadril, funcionalidade avaliada por meio do Oswestry Disability Index, e realização de quatro provas de provocação de dor da articulação sacro-ilíaca (Gaenslen, thigh thrust, compressão ilíaca e compressão sacra. O diagnóstico para disfunção da articulação sacro-ilíaca foi considerado positivo se pelo menos três das provas foram positivas. RESULTADOS: A frequência de disfunção da articulação sacro-ilíaca foi de 35,8% IC 95% (24,0-47,6. Foi observada associação da disfunção da articulação com diminuição de flexibilidade dos isquiotibiais, pontuação do Oswestry Disability Index e dor à palpação. Não foram encontradas associações estatisticamente significativas com as variáveis sócio-demográficas. CONCLUSÃO: A alta frequência de disfunção da articulação sacro-ilíaca encontrada sugere a possibilidade de detectar e intervir precocemente uma possível causa de dor lombar, evitando alterações funcionais de maior severidade.

  16. Recomendaciones terapéuticas en la insuficiencia cardíaca Therapeutic recommendations in heart failure

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    Annery Luis Martínez

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan algunas recomendaciones terapéuticas para el tratamiento de la insuficiencia cardíaca (IC. Esta se ha convertido en un creciente problema de salud, debido al envejecimiento poblacional y al aumento de la supervivencia de las pacientes cardiópatas. Las opciones terapéuticas que se aconsejan están encaminadas a lograr una mejor calidad de vida del paciente, para lo cual es vital el entendimiento de los procesos fisiopatológicos de esta enfermedad.Some therapeutic recommendations for the treatment of heart failure are made. It has become an increasing health problem due to the population aging and to the rise of survival among cardiopathic patients. The recommended therapeutic options are directed to attain a better quality of life of the patients, for which the comprehension of the physiopathological processes of this disease is vital.

  17. La estimulación cardíaca, camino de la certificación en calidad

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    Fernando Hornero

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available La Sociedad Española de Cardiología (SEC ha anunciado la puesta en marcha por hospitales de un proceso de acreditación de la estimulación cardíaca. La propia SEC la otorgará de forma provisional y una agencia externa, de forma definitiva. El certificado de calidad es un sello de distinción que acredita el nivel alcanzado por una organización. En el caso de la propuesta de la SEC, los cirujanos cardiovasculares deben reflexionar y posicionarse acerca de la misma por sus implicaciones prácticas. Con independencia de la legitimidad de la propuesta, se echa en falta una participación intersocietaria que, además de buscar la mejora de calidad, facilite las relaciones de todos los profesionales involucrados en el proceso asistencial.

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

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    Eugênia da Silva Lima

    2011-03-01

    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.

  19. Intervención psicológica en cirugía cardíaca

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    2007-01-01

    La cirugía mayor y en particular la cirugía cardiovascular son 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...

  20. Inszenierung eines Supplements / Staging a Supplement

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    Thomas-M. Seibert

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Richter Adam, Anwalt Liebling und William, der Detektiv. Die Rechtspraxis setzt etwas voraus, das sie nicht nur begründet oder ergänzt, sondern grundsätzlich in Frage stellt. So macht der Zwang, in einem Verfahren zu entscheiden und zu begründen, zugleich deutlich, dass jede Form der Entscheidung unangemessen, unbegründet und in ganz anderer Weise neu herzustellen ist. Das ist das juridische Supplement im Geiste von Jacques Derrida. Supplementiert wird die Wahrheit des Rechts in anderen Medien: in Drama, Film und Literatur etwa. Dort wird in Szene gesetzt, was in der real erlebbaren Rechtswelt nicht wirklich erlebt werden kann, was aber doch – wie kein Amtsträger bestreiten würde – zum Verfahrensergebnis gehört. Judge Adam, Advocate “Liebling” and William, the Detective. Legal practice is based on something that is not only an integral part of it and complements it, but also puts it into question generally. The compulsion to argue and reach decisions in a legal trial clarifies simultaneously that all forms of decision are inapproprate, unreasonable, and can be recreated in an entirely new manner [to suit the needs of the trial]. This is the legalistic supplement in the spirit of Jacques Derrida. The legal truth is supplemented by other forms of media such as drama, film and literature, which are able to stage scenes that cannot be experienced in a real life legal world, but – as no legal official would deny – are an integral part of the trial and verdict procedure.

  1. 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

    2012-12-01

    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

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

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    Jaqueline Eilert Fagundes

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    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.

  3. Aspectos psicosociales de la enfermedad celíaca en España: una vida libre de gluten

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    Julián Rodríguez ALMAGRO

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivo: La celiaquía como enfermedad crónica tiene una alta prevalencia en nuestra sociedad. El artículo analiza los aspectos psicosociales de la enfermedad celíaca en los diferentes entornos, valorando el impacto de la implantación de una dieta estricta libre de gluten. Métodos: Estudio cualitativo entre los meses de Enero del 2013 a Abril del 2013 en el cual, a través de la teoría fundamentada y el análisis de contenido, se ha profundizado en el análisis de las entrevistas semiestructuradas a personas con enfermedad celíaca en España. Se realizaron llamamientos a traves de las redes sociales y grupos de celíacos hasta llegar a la saturación teórica, que determinó el tamaño final de la muestra de 24 personas. Resultados: Educación Sanitaria, Aislamiento social, soledad y desconocimiento social emergieron como categorías centrales en la experiencia de adopción de la dieta libre de gluten a partir del diagnóstico de celiaquía. Conclusión: Los profesionales deben promover y apoyar estrategias de apoyo social basadas en una comprensión íntegra de las experiencias de desarraigo y marginación que los pacientes celíacos experimentan en sus relaciones sociales a través de la comida. Se requiere un aumento de la educación sanitaria para entender e integrar el impacto psicosocial del diagnóstico de celiaquía y la dieta libre de gluten.

  4. Racionalidade e métodos: estudo BREATHE - I registro brasileiro de insuficiência cardíaca

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Diversos registros locais buscam de forma isolada retratar características clínicas de pacientes internados com Insuficiência Cardíaca (IC em hospitais e comunidades brasileiras. De forma geral, a análise desses dados sugere que existam diferenças importantes na etiologia, nos fatores de descompensação, no tratamento e no prognóstico de pacientes com IC nas diferentes regiões brasileiras. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar as características demográficas, clínicas, prognósticas de 1.200 pacientes admitidos com diagnóstico clínico de insuficiência cardíaca descompensada em um grupo de 60 hospitais representativos das diferentes regiões brasileiras. MÉTODOS: Estudo observacional transversal (registro com seguimento longitudinal de doze meses (visitas de admissão, alta hospitalar, três meses, seis meses e doze meses após inclusão, em que pacientes admitidos em hospitais da rede pública e privada com quadro clínico primariamente de IC definida serão estudados. RESULTADOS: Os resultados serão apresentados logo após o término da coleta, avaliação da qualidade e análise estatística dos dados. CONCLUSÕES: A análise dos resultados deste registro multicêntrico permitirá um planejamento mais adequado do aporte de recursos financeiros, pessoais e tecnológicos para a área da saúde, bem como o planejamento de medidas preventivas mais eficazes na IC descompensada.

  5. 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

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    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

  6. 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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    E. Chapadeiro

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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.

  7. 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.

  8. History of Connecticut's short-term strain program for evaluation of steel bridges : July 2009.

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    Non-destructive strain monitoring has been used for two decades on Connecticuts bridges to : supplement visual field inspections. These studies have addressed a wide range of problems, : including fatigue cracking in diaphragm connections, cracked...

  9. 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.

  10. Descrição da artéria celíaca em pombos domésticos (Columba livia

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    Marcelo Ismar Santana

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2012v25n2p125 O presente estudo objetivou definir a origem e a distribuição da artéria celíaca e de seus ramos colaterais em 15 aves da espécie Columba livia, cedidas pelo Centro de Controle de Zoonoses de Brasília. Com a finalidade de marcar o sistema arterial dos espécimes, o tronco braquiocefálico esquerdo foi canulado e injetado com solução aquosa de látex corado. Posteriormente, procedeu-se a fixação das aves com solução aquosa de formol 10% e a dissecação com instrumentos adequados, obtendo-se os resultados a seguir. A artéria celíaca originou-se da face ventral da aorta descendente. O primeiro ramo colateral surgiu da própria artéria celíaca, constituindo a artéria esofágica. Posteriormente, artéria celíaca se bifurcou em dois ramos, denominados ramo esquerdo da artéria celíaca e ramo direito da artéria celíaca. O ramo esquerdo emitiu a artéria proventricular ventral, seguida das artérias esplênicas, da artéria proventricular dorsal e da artéria hepática esquerda. Por fim, o ramo esquerdo se bifurcou, originando as artérias gástricas ventral e esquerda. O ramo direito emitiu a artéria hepática direita, seguida da artéria ileal e da artéria gástrica direita. Por fim, o ramo direito prosseguiu como artéria pancreaticoduodenal. Os achados deste trabalho apresentaram grande similaridade com as linhagens de aves da espécie Gallus gallus, exceto pela ausência da artéria ileocecal, de ramos císticos e da artéria gástrica dorsal.

  11. Psychology: Teacher Supplement.

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    Stark, Rebecca

    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;…

  12. Supplementation in Rats

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    We therefore designed this study to measure thoracic aortic ring .... contraction obtained from pilot study (1 x 10-6. M for control and 1 x .... muscle cell hyperpolarisation20. Similarly, several reports have suggested that potassium supplementation enhances endothelium- dependent relaxations, increased vascular activity of ...

  13. 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.

  14. Weight Loss Nutritional Supplements

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    Eckerson, Joan M.

    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.

  15. Should You Take Dietary Supplements?

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    ... 2013 Print this issue Should You Take Dietary Supplements? A Look at Vitamins, Minerals, Botanicals and More ... Gut in Check Wise Choices Safe Use of Supplements Tell all of your health care providers about ...

  16. 2017 Annual Disability Statistics Supplement

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    Lauer, E. A; Houtenville, A. J.

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    The "Annual Disability Statistics Supplement" is a companion report to the "Annual Disability Statistics Compendium." The "Supplement" presents statistics on the same topics as the "Compendium," with additional categorizations by demographic characteristics including age, gender and race/ethnicity. In…

  17. PONTOS DE TRANSIÇÃO DA FREQUÊNCIA CARDÍACA NA MARCHA ATLÉTICA

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Introdução: A frequência cardíaca fornece informações úteis para os treinamentos de marcha atlética. Objetivo: O objetivo do estudo foi analisar o comportamento da frequência cardíaca (FC e seus pontos de inflexão (PIFC e deflexão (PDFC em teste progressivo de marcha atlética (TPMA antes e depois de 20 sessões de treinamento. Métodos: Participaram 13 jovens atletas (12,46 ± 1,61 anos, 44,29 ± 10,25 kg, 157,93 ± 12,03 cm, 24,39 ± 7,60 %G. O TPMA foi realizado em uma pista oficial de atletismo, antes e depois do treinamento. Os dados de FC e carga foram plotados a cada minuto para identificação dos PIFC e PDFC. Resultados: A FC apresentou comportamento sigmoide, com identificação dos pontos de transição (PT, sendo no pré-treinamento: a oito sujeitos PIFC (5,31 km·h-1; 125 bpm e PDFC (7,63 km·h-1; 169 bpm; b um sujeito somente PIFC (7,00 km·h-1; 149 bpm; c um sujeito somente PDFC (8,00 km·h-1; 170 bpm; d três sujeitos sem detecção de PT e no pós-treinamento: a em 12 sujeitos PIFC (5,46 km·h-1; 125 bpm e PDFC (7,75 km·h-1; 168 bpm; b um sujeito somente PDFC (7,50 km·h-1; 184 bpm. O PIFC foi encontrado em carga significativamente inferior ao PDFC no pré (p < 0,001 e no pós-treinamento (p < 0,001. Quando comparamos o PIFC e o PDFC pré e pós, não encontramos diferença significativa, seja em relação à carga (p = 0,87 e p = 0,61 ou FC (p = 0,60 e p = 0,99. Conclusão: Conclui-se que a FC tem relação curvilínea com a carga, sendo possível detectar os seus pontos de transição em TPMA.

  18. 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.

  19. Policy commercializing nonprofits in health: the history of a paradox from the 19th century to the ACA.

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    Fox, Daniel M

    2015-03-01

    POLICY POINTS: Health policy in the United States has, for more than a century, simultaneously and paradoxically incentivized the growth as well as the commercialization of nonprofit organizations in the health sector. This policy paradox persists during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. For more than a century, policy in the United States has incentivized both expansion in the number and size of tax-exempt nonprofit organizations in the health sector and their commercialization. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) began yet another chapter in the history of this policy paradox. This article explores the origin and persistence of the paradox using what many scholars call "interpretive social science." This methodology prioritizes history and contingency over formal theory and methods in order to present coherent and plausible narratives of events and explanations for them. These narratives are grounded in documents generated by participants in particular events, as well as conversations with them, observing them in action, and analysis of pertinent secondary sources. The methodology achieves validity and reliability by gathering information from multiple sources and making disciplined judgments about its coherence and correspondence with reality. A paradox with deep historical roots persists as a result of consensus about its value for both population health and the revenue of individuals and organizations in the health sector. Participants in this consensus include leaders of governance who have disagreed about many other issues. The paradox persists because of assumptions about the burden of disease and how to address it, as well as about the effects of biomedical science that is translated into professional education, practice, and the organization of services for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of illness. The policy paradox that has incentivized the growth and commercialization of nonprofits in

  20. EFEITOS DO TREINAMENTO AERÓBICO E DO FORTALECIMENTO EM PACIENTES COM INSUFICIÊNCIA CARDÍACA

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    Leonardo Calegari

    Full Text Available RESUMO Introdução: A intolerância ao exercício e a dispneia são os principais sintomas da insuficiência cardíaca (IC. Objetivo: Avaliar os efeitos de um programa de exercícios aeróbicos e de fortalecimento sobre a aptidão cardiorrespiratória, o pico de torque dos flexores e extensores de joelho e a qualidade de vida de pacientes com IC. Métodos: Estudo prospectivo, com avaliação pré e pós-reabilitação cardiovascular (RCV de sete pacientes, com idade de 61 ± 6 anos, classe funcional II e III e fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo 45,4 ± 2,3%. O programa de RCV consistiu em 24 sessões de 60 minutos com treinamento aeróbico na intensidade do limiar de anaerobiose (LA e fortalecimento dos membros inferiores usando caneleiras de 3 a 5 kg. No início e após RCV os pacientes realizaram prova de esforço, dinamometria isocinética do joelho dominante e responderam o questionário WHOQOL-bref. Resultados: Após RCV, o tempo de exercício para atingir o LA foi atrasado (p= 0,04 e houve aumento significativo no consumo de oxigênio (VO2 (p < 0,01, da frequência cardíaca (FC (p= 0,04, pulso de oxigênio (VO2/FC (p = 0,02 e ventilação (VE (p = 0,01 na intensidade do LA. Houve aumento do pico de torque dos músculos extensores de joelho (p = 0,02 e melhora significativa do domínio psicológico (p = 0,04 do questionário de qualidade de vida. Conclusão: O programa de RCV foi seguro e resultou em melhora do desempenho de exercícios submáximos, da força dos músculos extensores de joelho e da qualidade de vida de pacientes com IC.

  1. A temperature-dependent structural investigation of electrical transitions in A 3conb2o9 perovskites (A=Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+)

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    Ting, V.; Liu, Y.; Withers, R.L.

    2006-01-01

    Upon heating, the 1:2 triple perovskites A 3 CoNb 2 O 9 (A=Ca, Sr or Ba) each undergo well-defined insulator to conductor phase transitions at ∼8, ∼126 and ∼325 deg. C, respectively. As the trend in the transition temperatures for these materials does not correlate with the size of the reported band gaps, neutron powder diffraction has been used to investigate if this change in electrical behaviour of the materials was due to a structural phase change. It was found that in the regions of the suspected phase transitions there were only slight perturbations of the structures, namely thermal expansion of the lattices and an apparent muting of the amplitude of the octahedral rotations in the A=Ca and Sr compound at higher temperatures

  2. Cell-Wall-Bound Proteinase of Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis ACA-DC 178: Characterization and Specificity for β-Casein

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    Tsakalidou, E.; Anastasiou, R.; Vandenberghe, I.; van Beeumen, J.; Kalantzopoulos, G.

    1999-01-01

    Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis ACA-DC 178, which was isolated from Greek Kasseri cheese, produces a cell-wall-bound proteinase. The proteinase was removed from the cell envelope by washing the cells with a Ca2+-free buffer. The crude proteinase extract shows its highest activity at pH 6.0 and 40°C. It is inhibited by phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride, showing that the enzyme is a serine-type proteinase. Considering the substrate specificity, the enzyme is similar to the lactococcal PI-type proteinases, since it hydrolyzes β-casein mainly and α- and κ-caseins to a much lesser extent. The cell-wall-bound proteinase from L. delbrueckii subsp. lactis ACA-DC 178 liberates four main peptides from β-casein, which have been identified. PMID:10223997

  3. Influência dos barorreceptores e da pressão arterial na resposta cardíaca à hipertensão renovascular em ratos

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    Kaleizu Teodoro Rosa

    2008-01-01

    No presente estudo, duas importantes situações foram abordadas no intuito de se melhor entender os mecanismos homeostáticos dos pressorreceptores na gênese da hipertrofia cardíaca em resposta à hipertensão renovascular: o efeito do tempo de clipe na artéria renal e o efeito dos níveis pressóricos e da variabilidade da pressão arterial. O curso temporal mostrou que, antes mesmo da instalação da hipertensão, há alteração da morfologia cardíaca, qual seja o desenvolvimento de uma hipertrofia ven...

  4. Tyrosine supplementation for phenylketonuria.

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    Webster, Diana; Wildgoose, Joanne

    2013-06-05

    Phenylketonuria is an inherited disease for which the main treatment is the dietary restriction of the amino acid phenylalanine. The diet has to be initiated in the neonatal period to prevent or reduce mental handicap. However, the diet is very restrictive and unpalatable and can be difficult to follow. A deficiency of the amino acid tyrosine has been suggested as a cause of some of the neuropsychological problems exhibited in phenylketonuria. Therefore, this review aims to assess the efficacy of tyrosine supplementation for phenylketonuria. To assess the effects of tyrosine supplementation alongside or instead of a phenylalanine-restricted diet for people with phenylketonuria, who commenced on diet at diagnosis and either continued on the diet or relaxed the diet later in life. To assess the evidence that tyrosine supplementation alongside, or instead of a phenylalanine-restricted diet improves intelligence, neuropsychological performance, growth and nutritional status, mortality rate and quality of life. We searched the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group's Trials Register which is comprised of references identified from comprehensive electronic database searches, handsearches of relevant journals and abstract books of conference proceedings. Additional studies were identified from handsearches of the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease (from inception in 1978 to 1998). The manufacturers of prescribable dietary products used in the treatment of phenylketonuria were also contacted for further references.Date of the most recent search of the Group's Inborn Errors of Metabolism Trials Register: 28 June 2012. All randomised or quasi-randomised trials investigating the use of tyrosine supplementation versus placebo in people with phenylketonuria in addition to, or instead of, a phenylalanine-restricted diet. People treated for maternal phenylketonuria were excluded. Two authors independently assessed the trial eligibility, methodological quality

  5. Strain-Modulated Epitaxy

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    Brown, April

    1999-01-01

    Strain-Modulated Epitaxy (SME) is a novel approach, invented at Georgia Tech, to utilize subsurface stressors to control strain and therefore material properties and growth kinetics in the material above the stressors...

  6. Hamstring strain - aftercare

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    Pulled hamstring muscle; Sprain - hamstring ... There are 3 levels of hamstring strains: Grade 1 -- mild muscle strain or pull Grade 2 -- partial muscle tear Grade 3 -- complete muscle tear Recovery time depends ...

  7. When public health and genetic privacy collide: positive and normative theories explaining how ACA's expansion of corporate wellness programs conflicts with GINA's privacy rules.

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    Bard, Jennifer S

    2011-01-01

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) contains many provisions intended to increase access to and lower the cost of health care by adopting public health measures. One of these promotes the use of at-work wellness programs by both providing employers with grants to develop these programs and also increasing their ability to tie the price employees pay for health insurance for participating in these programs and meeting specific health goals. Yet despite ACA's specific alteration of three different statues which had in the past shielded employees from having to contribute to the cost of their health insurance based on their achieving employer-designated health markers, it chose to leave alone recently enacted rules implementing the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), which prohibits employers from asking employees about their family health history in any context, including assessing their risk for setting wellness targets. This article reviews how both the changes made by ACA and the restrictions recently put place by GINA will affect the way employers are likely to structure Wellness Programs. It also considers how these changes reflect the competing social goals of both ACA, which seeks to expand access to the population by lowering costs, and GINA, which seeks to protect individuals from discrimination. It does so by analyzing both positive theories about how these new laws will function and normative theories explaining the likelihood of future friction between the interests of the population of the United States as a whole who are in need of increased and affordable access to health care, and of the individuals living in this country who risk discrimination, as science and medicine continue to make advances in linking genetic make-up to risk of future illness. © 2011 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Inc.

  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. 190. Extubación en el Quirófano Como Rutina Tras Cirugía Cardíaca: 500 Casos Consecutivos

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    A. Ysasi

    2012-04-01

    Conclusiones: la extubación en el quirófano de forma rutinaria en pacientes sometidos a cirugía cardíaca es viable y segura. La necesidad de reintubación o reingreso en UCI es baja. Contribuye a la recuperación precoz del paciente y disminuye los tiempos de estancia y consumo de recursos hospitalarios.

  10. EDM forum supplement overview.

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    Calonge, Ned

    2012-07-01

    The Agency for Health Research and Quality funded the Electronic Data Methods Forum (EDM Forum) to share the experiences and learnings from 11 research teams funded through three different grant programs, each of which involve the use of electronic clinical data in Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. This overview is meant to describe the context in which the EDM forum was created and to introduce the set of papers in this supplement to Medical Care that describe the challenges and approaches to the use of electronic clinical data in the three key areas of analytic methods, clinical informatics and data governance. The participants in the EDM Forum are providing innovative approaches to generate information that can support the building of a "learning health care system." The compilation of papers presented in this supplement should serve as a resource to others working to develop the infrastructure for collecting, validating and using electronic data for research.

  11. Effective Nutritional Supplement Combinations

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    Cooke, Matt; Cribb, Paul J.

    Few supplement combinations that are marketed to athletes are supported by scientific evidence of their effectiveness. Quite often, under the rigor of scientific investigation, the patented combination fails to provide any greater benefit than a group given the active (generic) ingredient. The focus of this chapter is supplement combinations and dosing strategies that are effective at promoting an acute physiological response that may improve/enhance exercise performance or influence chronic adaptations desired from training. In recent years, there has been a particular focus on two nutritional ergogenic aids—creatine monohydrate and protein/amino acids—in combination with specific nutrients in an effort to augment or add to their already established independent ergogenic effects. These combinations and others are discussed in this chapter.

  12. Hidatidosis cardíaca primaria: quiste hidatídico en aurícula derecha con diseminación pulmonar

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    Christian Muñoz-Guijosa

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La hidatidosis es una enfermedad parasitaria producida por la larva del cestodo Echinococcus. El quiste hidatídico, la forma más habitual de presentación, es producida por la especie E. granulosus. la afectación cardíaca es muy rara, produciéndose en aproximadamente el 0,5–2% de los casos. El 65% de los casos de hidatidosis cardíaca se localizan en las cavidades izquierdas. Presentamos el caso de un paciente en el que la primera localización de la enfermedad fue la aurícula derecha (Ad, junto con diseminación pulmonar quística. La localización exclusiva en las cavidades cardíacas derechas y en la arteria pulmonar constituye una presentación clínica inusual. se ha revisado la bibliografía, prestando especial interés en la importancia de las técnicas de imagen disponibles en la actualidad para su diagnóstico, así como la necesidad de un tratamiento quirúrgico precoz para evitar sus posibles complicaciones.

  13. Efeitos do tartarato de metoprolol em pacientes portadores de insuficiência cardíaca Effects of metoprolol tartrate therapy in patients with heart failure

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    José Albuquerque de Figueiredo Neto

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar os efeitos do tartarato de metoprolol em pacientes portadores de insuficiência cardíaca. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados em estudo prospectivo, 50 pacientes (36 homens com insuficiência cardíaca, classe funcional II a IV, com 52±14,8 anos, e fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo (FEVE 0,05. A freqüência cardíaca apresentou redução de 78,84±batimentos por minuto para 67,48±1,86 batimentos por minuto (pOBJECTIVE: To study the effects of metoprolol tartrate therapy in patients with heart failure. METHODS: Fifty patients (36 males aged 52±14.8 yrs, with functional class II to IV heart failure (HF and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVFE 0.05. Cardiac frequency decreased from 78.84±1.68 to 67.48±1.86 b.p.m. (p<0.001. CONCLUSION: The adding of metoprolol tartrate to the usual heart failure therapy is followed by an increase of ejection fraction, functional class improvement, and decrease of ventricular diameters and cardiac frequency. These results suggest anti-remodeling effects in patients with HF who utilize metoprolol tartrate in addition to the usual therapy.

  14. 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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    Freyhult, Eva; Edvardsson, Sverker; Tamas, Ivica; Moulton, Vincent; Poole, Anthony M

    2008-07-21

    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. 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. 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.

  15. Intervención psicológica en cirugía cardíaca

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    Yalilis Castillero Amador

    2007-01-01

    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.

  16. Tasa cardíaca y síntomatología en mujeres con infarto de miocardio

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    Francesco Palmero

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se intenta establecer si alguno de los componentes dei clásico Patrón de Conducta Tipo A (PCTA puede seguir siendo utilizado con alguna credibilidad a la hora de localizar el eventual riesgo de trastomo coronario. La muestra estuvo conformada por mujeres que habían sufrido un infarto de miocardio. Utilizando el Factor S del Jenkins Activity Survey, se formaron dos grupos de mujeres: con alta y baja puntuación. A todas se les registro la tasa cardíaca durante una prueba de esfuerzo, midiendo, además, la incidência sintomatológica diversa a lo largo de tres meses tras la alta en el Hospital. Nuestros resultados nos permiten sugerir que el Factor S del JAS, que mide prisa e impaciência, parece un critério apropiado para investigar el riesgo de enfermedad coronaria. Así, Ias mujeres que puntuaron alto en este factor mostraban perfiles psicofisiológicos específicos cartacterizados por la lenta recuperación tras la tarea o fase de esfuerzo. Además, estas mujeres experimentaron una mayor incidência de sintomas psicológicos. Se discute que Ias mujeres Tipo A parecen encontrarse más sensibilizadas en la percepción de Ias situaciones de estrés, y sus conseqüências.

  17. Women Saw Large Decrease In Out-Of-Pocket Spending For Contraceptives After ACA Mandate Removed Cost Sharing.

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    Becker, Nora V; Polsky, Daniel

    2015-07-01

    The Affordable Care Act mandates that private health insurance plans cover prescription contraceptives with no consumer cost sharing. The positive financial impact of this new provision on consumers who purchase contraceptives could be substantial, but it has not yet been estimated. Using a large administrative claims data set from a national insurer, we estimated out-of-pocket spending before and after the mandate. We found that mean and median per prescription out-of-pocket expenses have decreased for almost all reversible contraceptive methods on the market. The average percentages of out-of-pocket spending for oral contraceptive pill prescriptions and intrauterine device insertions by women using those methods both dropped by 20 percentage points after implementation of the ACA mandate. We estimated average out-of-pocket savings per contraceptive user to be $248 for the intrauterine device and $255 annually for the oral contraceptive pill. Our results suggest that the mandate has led to large reductions in total out-of-pocket spending on contraceptives and that these price changes are likely to be salient for women with private health insurance. Project HOPE—The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

  18. La insuficiencia cardíaca en el siglo XXI. Epidemiología y consecuencias económicas

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    Juan Cosin Aguilar

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available La insuficiencia cardíaca crónica (ICC es una enfermedad frecuente, invalidante y costosa. El tratamiento de los síndromes coronarios agudos, la prevención secundaria y el incremento en la longevidad están aumentando su prevalencia. La principal consecuencia social es el incremento de los ingresos hospitalarios, que representa el 65% del coste de la enfermedad con pérdida de calidad de vida y bloqueo de recursos sanitarios. El tratamiento de la ICC exige actuar sobre la morbimortalidad de la enfermedad. Modificar la morbilidad conlleva reducir los ingresos hospitalarios, responsable principal del coste económico de la enfermedad. La ICC es la tercera causa de muerte en los países desarrollados, detrás de la cardiopatía isquémica y las enfermedades cerebrovasculares, produciendo en España el 4 y 8% de todas las muertes (hombres y mujeres, respectivamente. El beneficio del tratamiento farmacológico está en la prolongación de la vida y se expresa en calidad de vida-años. El coste de este tratamiento y cuidados que se utilizan en el manejo de pacientes con ICC representa entre el 1 y el 2% de todos los recursos sanitarios en los países desarrollados, y este porcentaje está aumentando.

  19. Low-temperature magnetic ordering in the perovskites Pr1-xAxCoO3 (A=Ca, Sr)

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    Deac, Iosif G.; Tetean, Romulus; Balasz, Istvan; Burzo, Emil

    2010-01-01

    The magnetic and electrical properties of polycrystalline Pr 1-x A x CoO 3 cobaltites with A=Ca, Sr and 0≤x≤0.5 were studied in the temperature range 4 K≤T≤1000 K and field up to 7 T. The X-ray analyses show the presence of only one phase having monoclinic or orthorhombic symmetry. The magnetic measurements indicate that the Ca-doped samples have at low temperatures, similar properties to the frustrated magnetic materials. PrCoO 3 is a paramagnetic insulator in the range from 4 to 1000 K. The Sr-doped cobaltites exhibit two phase transitions: a paramagnetic-ferromagnetic (or magnetic phase separated state) phase transition at about 240 K and a second one at about 100 K. The magnetic measurements suggest the presence of magnetic clusters and a change in the nature of magnetic coupling between Co ions at low temperatures. A semiconducting type behavior and high negative magnetoresistance was found for the Ca-doped samples, while the Sr-doped ones were metallic and with negligible magnetoresistance. The results are analyzed in the frame of a phase separation scenario in the presence of the spin-state transitions of Co ions.

  20. A strain gauge

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    2016-01-01

    The invention relates to a strain gauge of a carrier layer and a meandering measurement grid positioned on the carrier layer, wherein the strain gauge comprises two reinforcement members positioned on the carrier layer at opposite ends of the measurement grid in the axial direction....... The reinforcement members are each placed within a certain axial distance to the measurement grid with the axial distance being equal to or smaller than a factor times the grid spacing. The invention further relates to a multi-axial strain gauge such as a bi-axial strain gauge or a strain gauge rosette where each...... of the strain gauges comprises reinforcement members. The invention further relates to a method for manufacturing a strain gauge as mentioned above....

  1. Experiências de quase morte em parada cardíaca: implicações para o conceito de mente não local

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    Natalie Trent-Von Haesler

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Experiências de quase morte (EQM são experiências vívidas, realísticas, que frequentemente promovem mudanças profundas na vida de pessoas que estiveram fisiológica ou psicologicamente próximas da morte. As EQM por vezes ocorrem durante uma parada cardíaca, na ausência de atividade cerebral detectável. OBJETIVO: Revisar os estudos prospectivos de EQM induzidas por paradas cardíacas e examinar as implicações desses estudos para o conceito de mente não local. MÉTODO: PubMed foi a principal base de dados utilizada para esta revisão. Os termos-chave da busca incluíram "parada cardíaca", "experiências de quase morte", "fisiologia da experiência de quase morte" e "experiências fora do corpo verídicas". RESULTADOS: Vários estudos prospectivos mostram incidência média de 10% a 20% de EQM induzidas por paradas cardíacas, independentemente de aspectos sociodemográficos, sexo, religião ou quaisquer parâmetros médicos, fisiológicos ou farmacológicos consistentes. Pessoas que passaram por EQM são mais propensas a mudanças de vida positivas que podem durar muitos anos após a experiência do que aquelas que não a tiveram. CONCLUSÕES: As teorias fisicalistas da mente não são capazes de explicar como pessoas que tiveram EQM podem vivenciar - enquanto seus corações estão parados e sua atividade cerebral aparentemente ausente - pensamentos vívidos e complexos e adquirir informações verídicas a respeito de objetos ou eventos distantes de seus corpos. As EQM em paradas cardíacas sugerem que a mente é não local, isto é, não é gerada pelo cérebro e não está confinada a ele ou ao corpo.

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

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    Oziel Marcio Araujo Tardin

    2013-10-01

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Efeitos do levosimendan sobre TNF-alfa, PNB e MMP-1 em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca com anemia

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    Mutlu Büyüklü

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O levosimendan é conhecido pelo seu efeito bilateral de fortalecimento contração das miofibrilas sem aumentar a demanda de oxigênio no miocárdio. A anemia é uma deterioração que causa aumento da dosagem de fármacos em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca. OBJETIVO: No presente estudo comparamos a eficácia do tratamento com levosimendan em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca descompensada com ou sem anemia. MÉTODOS: Foram incluídos no estudo 23 pacientes anêmicos com insuficiência cardíaca classe 3 ou 4, segundo a New York Heart Association (NYHA e fração de ejeção abaixo de 35%. Outros 23 pacientes com o mesmo diagnóstico cardíaco, mas sem anemia, serviu como grupo controle. Ao tratamento da insuficiência cardíaca tradicional desses pacientes foi acrescido um tratamento de 24 horas de levosimendan. Amostras foram tomadas para dosar os níveis séricos do fator de necrose tumoral alfa sérico (TNF-alfa, peptídeo natriurético cerebral aminoterminal (NT-proPNB e metaloproteinase da matriz 1 (MMP-1, antes e após a administração. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença significativa entre os níveis séricos de TNF-alfa e MMP-1, antes e depois do tratamento (p > 0,05. Embora o nível de NT-proBNP tenha diminuído em ambos os grupos após o tratamento, não foi estatisticamente significativo (p = 0,531 e p = 0,913 para os grupos de anemia e de controle, respectivamente. Uma restauração significativa da capacidade funcional foi observada em ambos os grupos avaliados, de acordo com a NYHA (p < 0,001 e p = 0,001 para os grupos de anemia e controle, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: O tratamento com levosimendan apresenta efeitos semelhantes em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca, com anemia e sem anemia. No entanto, o efeito precoce desse tratamento sobre os níveis de TNF-alfa, NT-proPNB e MMP-1 não é evidente. Ele oferece uma melhora significativa na capacidade funcional, sem a influência da anemia.

  5. 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

    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...... and lifestyle between 1993 and 1997. A health index including smoking, physical activity, alcohol and diet, and a metabolic risk index including waist circumference, urinary glucose and measured hypertension were constructed. Logistic regression was used to investigate these determinants in relation...... 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...

  6. MICROBIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF FOOD SUPPLEMENTS.

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    Ratajczak, Magdalena; Kubicka, Marcelina M; Kamińska, Dorota; Długaszewska, Jolanta

    2015-01-01

    Many specialists note that the food offered today - as a result of very complex technological processing - is devoid of many components that are important for the organism and the shortages have to be supplemented. The simplest for it is to consume diet supplements that provide the missing element in a concentrated form. In accordance with the applicable law, medicinal products include all substances or mixtures of substances that are attributed with properties of preventing or treating diseases with humans or animals. Permits to admit supplements to the market are issued by the Chief Sanitary Inspector and the related authorities; permits for medicines are issued by the Chief Pharmaceutical Inspector and the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products. Therefore, admittance of a supplement to the market is less costly and time consuming_than admittance of a medicine. Supplements and medicines may contain the same component but medicines will have a larger concentration than supplements. Sale of supplements at drug stores and in the form of tablets, capsules, liquids or powders makes consumer often confusing supplements with medicines. Now there are no normative documents specifying limits of microbiological impurities in diet supplements. In Polish legislation, diet supplements are subject to legal acts concerning food. Medicines have to comply with microbiological purity requirements specified in the Polish Pharmacopeia. As evidenced with the completed tests, the proportion of diet supplement samples with microbiological impurities is 6.5%. Sales of diet supplements have been growing each year, they are consumed by healthy people but also people with immunology deficiencies and by children and therefore consumers must be certain that they buy safe products.

  7. Hipotermia terapêutica após parada cardíaca: preditores de prognóstico

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    Rodrigo Nazário Leão

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Objetivo: A determinação do prognóstico de pacientes em coma após parada cardíaca tem implicações clínicas, éticas e sociais. Exame neurológico, marcadores de imagem e bioquímicos são ferramentas úteis e bem aceitas na previsão da recuperação. Com o advento da hipotermia terapêutica, tais informações devem de ser confirmadas. Neste estudo procurou-se determinar a validade de diferentes marcadores que podem ser utilizados na detecção de pacientes com mau prognóstico durante um protocolo de hipotermia. Métodos: Foram coletados prospectivamente os dados de pacientes adultos, internados após parada cardíaca em nossa unidade de terapia intensiva para realização de protocolo de hipotermia. Nosso intuito foi realizar um estudo descritivo e analítico para analisar a relação entre os dados clínicos, parâmetros neurofisiológicos, de imagem e bioquímicos, e o desfecho após 6 meses, conforme definido pela escala Cerebral Performance Categories (bom, se 1-2, e mau, se 3-5. Foi coletada uma amostra para determinação de neuroenolase após 72 horas. Os exames de imagem e neurofisiológicos foram realizados 24 horas após o período de reaquecimento. Resultados: Foram incluídos 67 pacientes, dos quais 12 tiveram evolução neurológica favorável. Fibrilação ventricular e atividade teta no eletroencefalograma se associaram a bom prognóstico. Pacientes submetidos a resfriamento mais rápido (tempo médio de 163 versus 312 minutos, com lesão cerebral causada por hipóxia/isquemia detectada na ressonância nuclear magnética ou níveis de neuroenolase superiores a 58ng/mL se associaram a desfecho neurológico desfavorável (p < 0,05. Conclusão: A presença de lesão cerebral causada por hipóxia/isquemia e de neuroenolase foram fortes preditores de má evolução neurológica. Apesar da crença de que atingir rapidamente a temperatura alvo da hipotermia melhora o prognóstico neurológico, nosso estudo demonstrou

  8. Three dimensional strained semiconductors

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    Voss, Lars; Conway, Adam; Nikolic, Rebecca J.; Leao, Cedric Rocha; Shao, Qinghui

    2016-11-08

    In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a three dimensional structure comprising a semiconductor material, and at least one thin film in contact with at least one exterior surface of the three dimensional structure for inducing a strain in the structure, the thin film being characterized as providing at least one of: an induced strain of at least 0.05%, and an induced strain in at least 5% of a volume of the three dimensional structure. In another embodiment, a method includes forming a three dimensional structure comprising a semiconductor material, and depositing at least one thin film on at least one surface of the three dimensional structure for inducing a strain in the structure, the thin film being characterized as providing at least one of: an induced strain of at least 0.05%, and an induced strain in at least 5% of a volume of the structure.

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

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    E. Chapadeiro

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    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.

  10. Issues in Nutrition: Dietary Supplements.

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    Thompson, Margaret E; Noel, Mary Barth

    2017-01-01

    The majority of American adults report use of one or more dietary supplements every day or occasionally. The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 defines dietary supplements and regulates their manufacture and distribution. One of the most commonly used supplements is vitamin D. Measurement of serum levels of vitamin D must be undertaken with the caveats that different laboratories define normal levels differently, and that there is rarely a clinical correlation with the actual level. Patients should understand that supplements should not be used to excess, as there are toxicities and other adverse effects associated with most of them. There currently is considerable research being performed on probiotics and how the gut microbiome affects health and disease states. Protein supplements may be useful in reducing mortality rates in elderly patients but they do not appear to increase quality of life. If used, protein supplements should contain essential amino acids. Casein and whey supplements, derived from dairy sources, help transport essential amino acids to tissues. Although there have been many studies investigating the role of vitamin supplements in disease prevention, there have been few conclusive positive results. Written permission from the American Academy of Family Physicians is required for reproduction of this material in whole or in part in any form or medium.

  11. Lead in calcium supplements (abstract)

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    Rehman, S.; Khalid, N.

    2011-01-01

    Lead present in calcium supplements is of grave concern as some lead levels have been measured up to the extent of regulatory limit set by the United States. Calcium supplements inevitably get contaminated with lead as both are naturally occurring elements. Therefore, it is imperative to indicate its level in these supplements in order to create awareness among consumers. In this study, a sophisticated analytical technique, atomic absorption spectrometry was used to analyze Pb contents in 27 commonly consumed Ca supplements manufactured by different national and multinational companies. The daily intake of lead through these supplements was calculated. Only 10% of the calcium supplements analyzed met the criteria of acceptable Pb levels (1.5 mu g/daily dose) in supplements/consumer products set by the United States. It was also found that Pb intake was highest in chelated calcium supplements 28.5 mu g/daily dose, whereas lowest 0.47 mu g/daily dose through calcium supplements with vitamin D formulation. In order to validate our results from the study conducted, IAEA-certified reference material (animal bone, H-5) was analyzed for its Pb levels. The levels of Pb determined were quite in good agreement with the certified values. (author)

  12. 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.

  13. Strain measurement technique

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    1987-01-01

    The 10 contributions are concerned with selected areas of application, such as strain measurements in wood, rubber/metal compounds, sets of strain measurements on buildings, reinforced concrete structures without gaps, pipes buried in the ground and measurements of pressure fluctuations. To increase the availability and safety of plant, stress analyses were made on gas turbine rotors with HT-DMS or capacitive HT-DMS (high temperature strain measurements). (DG) [de

  14. Enhancing Fatty Acid Production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae as an Animal Feed Supplement.

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    You, Seung Kyou; Joo, Young-Chul; Kang, Dae Hee; Shin, Sang Kyu; Hyeon, Jeong Eun; Woo, Han Min; Um, Youngsoon; Park, Chulhwan; Han, Sung Ok

    2017-12-20

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae is used for edible purposes, such as human food or as an animal feed supplement. Fatty acids are also beneficial as feed supplements, but S. cerevisiae produces small amounts of fatty acids. In this study, we enhanced fatty acid production of S. cerevisiae by overexpressing acetyl-CoA carboxylase, thioesterase, and malic enzyme associated with fatty acid metabolism. The enhanced strain pAMT showed 2.4-fold higher fatty acids than the wild-type strain. To further increase the fatty acids, various nitrogen sources were analyzed and calcium nitrate was selected as an optimal nitrogen source for fatty acid production. By concentration optimization, 672 mg/L of fatty acids was produced, which was 4.7-fold higher than wild-type strain. These results complement the low level fatty acid production and make it possible to obtain the benefits of fatty acids as an animal feed supplement while, simultaneously, maintaining the advantages of S. cerevisiae.

  15. Efeitos hemodinâmicos da combinação de dexmedetomidina-fentanil versus midazolam-fentanil em crianças submetidas à cirurgia cardíaca com circulação extracorpórea Efectos hemodinámicos de la combinación de dexmedetomidina-fentanil versus midazolam-fentanil en ninõs sometidos a la cirugía cardíaca con circulación extracorpórea Hemodynamic effects of the combination of dexmedetomidine-fentanyl versus midazolam-fentanyl in children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass

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    Jyrson Guilherme Klamt

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a eficácia da infusão combinada de dexmedetomidina e fentanil na resposta hemodinâmica durante cirurgia cardíaca com circulação extracorpórea (CEC em crianças. MÉTODO: Trinta e duas crianças com idade entre 1 mês e 10 anos, agendadas para cirurgia cardíaca com circulação extracorpórea, foram distribuídas de modo aleatório em dois grupos: o Grupo MDZ recebeu midazolam 0,2 mg.kg-1.h-1, enquanto o Grupo DEX recebeu dexmedetomidina 1 µg.kg-1.h-1 durante uma hora e, em seguida, o ritmo de infusão foi reduzido à metade em ambos os grupos. Ambos os grupos receberam fentanil 10 µg.kg-1, midazolam 0,2 mg.h-1 e vecurônio 0,2 mg.kg-1 para indução da anestesia. As mesmas doses de fentanil com vecurônio da indução foram infundidas durante a primeira hora após a indução e, em seguida, reduzidas à metade. As infusões foram iniciadas imediatamente após a indução e mantidas até o final da cirurgia. O isoflurano foi administrado por curto tempo para controle da resposta hiperdinâmica à incisão e esternotomia. RESULTADOS: Em ambos os grupos, a pressão arterial sistólica e a frequência cardíaca reduziram de modo significativo após uma hora de infusão anestésica, porém o aumento da pressão arterial sistólica e diastólica e da frequência cardíaca à incisão da pele foram significantemente menores no Grupo DEX. Um número significativamente menor de pacientes demandaram suplementação com isoflurano no Grupo DEX. Após a CEC, os pacientes de ambos os grupos tiveram respostas hemodinâmicas similares. CONCLUSÕES: A infusão sem bolus de dexmedetomidina parece ser um adjuvante efetivo do fentanil na promoção de sedação e controle das respostas hemodinâmicas durante cirurgia para cardiopatias congênitas em crianças.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Evaluar la eficacia de la infusión combinada de dexmedetomidina y fentanil en la respuesta hedominámica durante la cirugía cardíaca

  16. 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

  17. Strained Silicon Photonics

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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.

  18. Botanical supplements: detecting the transition from ingredients to supplements

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    Methods were developed using flow injection mass spectrometry (FIMS) and chemometrics for the comparison of spectral similarities and differences of 3 botanical ingredients and their supplements: Echinacea purpurea aerial samples and solid and liquid supplements, E. purpurea root samples and solid s...

  19. 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

  20. Intraspecies diversity of Lactobacillus sakei response to oxidative stress and variability of strain performance in mixed strains challenges.

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    Guilbaud, Morgan; Zagorec, Monique; Chaillou, Stéphane; Champomier-Vergès, Marie-Christine

    2012-04-01

    Lactobacillus sakei is a meat-borne lactic acid bacterium species exhibiting a wide genomic diversity. We have investigated the diversity of response to various oxidative compounds, between L. sakei strains, among a collection representing the genomic diversity. We observed various responses to the different compounds as well as a diversity of response depending on the aeration conditions used for cell growth. A principal component analysis revealed two main phenotypic groups, partially correlating with previously described genomic clusters. We designed strains mixes composed of three different strains, in order to examine the behavior of each strain, when cultured alone or in the presence of other strains. The strains composing the mixtures were chosen as diverse as possible, i.e. exhibiting diverse responses to oxidative stress and belonging to different genomic clusters. Growth and survival rates of each strain were monitored under various aeration conditions, with or without heme supplementation. The results obtained suggest that some strains may act as "helper" or "burden" strains depending on the oxidative conditions encountered during incubation. This study confirms that resistance to oxidative stress is extremely variable within the L. sakei species and that this property should be considered when investigating starter performance in the complex meat bacterial ecosystems. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. 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......, 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...... can interact with enzyme systems related to xenobiotic metabolism either by regulation of their expression or direct interference with their enzymatic activity. During food consumption, we consume a wide range of xenobiotics along with the consumable food, either as an original part of the food (e...

  2. Food Components and Supplements

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    Parlesak, Alexandr

    2012-01-01

    acting as carcinogens) to health-protective effects (e.g., flavonoids ameliorating detrimental effects of mitochondrial oxidative stress). In particular, secondary plant metabolites along with vitamins, specific types of macronutrients and live bacteria (probiotics) as well as substances promoting.......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 supplements and contaminants can compete directly with drug oxidation, induce or suppress the expression of xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes, change the bioavailability of drugs, and, in the case of live bacteria, bring in their own xenobiotic metabolism, including cytochrome P450 (CYP) activity. In numerous...

  3. A strain gauge

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    The invention relates to a strain gauge of a carrier layer and a meandering measurement grid (101) positioned on the carrier layer, wherein the measurement grid comprises a number of measurement grid sections placed side by side with gaps in between, and a number of end loops (106) interconnecting...... relates to a method for manufacturing a strain gauge as mentioned above....

  4. 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.

  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. Controle da dor no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca: uma breve revisão

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    Luciano Ramos de Lima

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo identificar as terapêuticas analgésicas para controle da dor no pós-operatório de pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca e os instrumentos utilizados para mensurar a experiência dolorosa. Trata-se de uma pesquisa bibliográfica realizada por meio de revisão da literatura nas bases de dados eletrônicos LILACS, revistas eletrônicas da SciELO, dissertações e teses. Foram utilizados os descritores analgesia, analgesia controlada pelo paciente, cirurgia cardíaca, avaliação e dor pós-operatória. O levantamento dos dados ocorreu em maio de 2007 e foram selecionados estudos publicados no período de maio de 1997 a maio de 2007. Na análise realizou-se síntese reflexiva dos estudos. Dos 23 estudos levantados foram utilizados 8 artigos e uma dissertação de mestrado. A técnica de analgesia mais utilizada foi a Analgesia Controlada pelo Paciente (ACP e os medicamentos mais utilizado foram os opióides, como a morfina, seguidos por antiflamatórios não esteroidais (AINEs e dipirona. Não foram encontrados estudos que utilizaram a terapêutica não farmacológica. Os instrumentos de avaliação de dor frequentemente utilizados nestes estudos incluíram as escalas unidimensionais como a escala numérica verbal e a escala analógica visual. Ficou também evidenciado que os enfermeiros estão pouco envolvidos em pesquisas que abordam o controle da dor no período pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. Caracterización bioinformática de unidades de transcripción no anotadas relacionadas con la enfermedad celíaca

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    Fernández Portela, Silvia

    2016-01-01

    La celiaquía es una enfermedad compleja y crónica que se debe a una reacción de intolerancia a la ingesta del gluten. Sus vías moleculares son poco conocidas aunque han sido muy estudiadas debido a que es multigénica. Se presenta la secuenciación de ARN como método de identificación de nuevos transcritos por todo el genoma para la compresión de la enfermedad celíaca. Pudiendo extrapolarse a cualquier otra investigación. Para ello predeciremos transcritos del RNAseq, los identificamos y caract...

  11. 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.

  12. Interleucina 1β correlaciona-se com MIBG e parâmetros do exercício, na insuficiência cardíaca?

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    Leandro Rocha Messias

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Na insuficiência cardíaca, níveis de interleucina 1β (IL 1β se associam a prognóstico. A atividade adrenérgica cardíaca avaliada através da cintilografia com metiodobenzilguanidina (I123 MIBG e parâmetros do exercício são importantes preditores de prognóstico. A relação entre essas variáveis não está bem definida. OBJETIVO: Avaliar associação entre níveis de IL 1β com parâmetros do exercício e do I123 MIBG. MÉTODOS: Estudo observacional transversal, com avaliação de 25 pacientes consecutivos com insuficiência cardíaca e fração de ejeção menor que 45%, através de: dosagem de IL 1β; parâmetros do I123 MIBG [relação coração/mediastino precoce e tardia, taxa de washout (WO]; e teste ergométrico em esteira pelo protocolo de Rampa. RESULTADOS: Separados em dois grupos pelos níveis de IL 1β (normal vs. elevado, o grupo com níveis aumentados apresentava menor reserva de duplo produto (RDP, menor capacidade funcional (CF e recuperação mais lenta da frequência cardíaca no 1º (RFC 1º e 2º minuto (RFC 2º, e maior WO. Na análise univariada, todas as variáveis se correlacionaram com a IL 1β; RDP: r = 0,203, p = 0,024; CF: r = 0,181, p = 0,034; RFC 1º: r = 0,182, p = 0,034; RFC 2º: r = 0,204, p = 0,023; WO: r = 0,263, p = 0,009. Na multivariada, apenas a WO permaneceu com correlação significativa (r2 = 0,263, p = 0,009. CONCLUSÃO: A hipertonia adrenérgica foi o principal determinante dos níveis de IL 1β, demonstrando que a atividade simpática excessiva influencia a atividade inflamatória sistêmica. As variáveis do teste ergométrico não foram capazes de identificar pacientes com níveis elevados de IL 1β.

  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. Actualidades del catéter de flotación pulmonar en cirugía cardíaca

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    Fernández Rivera,Bernardo Javier

    2006-01-01

    El catéter de flotación pulmonar fue introducido hace más de 30 años en la clínica, una de sus principales aplicaciones ha sido la cirugía cardíaca, los valores hemodinámicos obtenidos de su uso se han tratado sin éxito de sustituir por medios no invasivos, existen áreas de controversia acerca de su utilidad, encontrando en la literatura estudios contradictorios acerca del valor de su uso, estos estudios se refieren en general al paciente quirúrgico, y no existen estudios concluyentes en ciru...

  15. Variabilidad de la frecuencia cardíaca como indicador de salud en el deporte: validación con un cuestionario de calidad de vida (SF-12)

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    Capdevila Ortís, Lluís; Rodas Font, Gil; Ocaña Mariné, Marta; Parrado Romero, Eva; Pintanel Bassets, Mónica; Valero Herreros, Montserrat

    2008-01-01

    Introducción y objetivo: El análisis de la variabilidad de la frecuencia cardíaca (VFC) se utiliza cada vez más en el ámbito de la medicina del deporte para evaluar la adaptación al entrenamiento de los deportistas. Nuestro objetivo es validar el análisis de la VFC como indicador de salud, comparando los parámetros de VFC con las puntuaciones del SF-12 en una muestra de personas sanas. Método: Estudio experimental con 32 sujetos sanos, 18 varones y 14 mujeres (26,19 años de promedio). Se util...

  16. Estudio de la enfermedad celíaca mediante el desarrollo de un ensayo inmunocromatográfico para la determinación de anticuerpos antitransglutaminasa

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    Galván Cabrera, José Armando

    2012-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se muestran los resultados del desarrollo y la evaluación de un sistema inmunocromatográfico rápido y sencillo para la detección de anticuerpos antitransglutaminasa, que es un importante marcador serológico en el diagnóstico de la enfermedad celíaca (EC). Con este sistema se pueden detectar en una misma prueba tanto anticuerpos de tipo IgA como IgG. Se obtuvieron niveles de sensibilidad, especificidad y concordancia elevados cuando se compararon con la biopsia de yeyuno...

  17. Gradiente de riesgo genético HLA-DQ para diabetes tipo 1 y enfermedad celíaca en el noroeste de México

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    Mejía-León, M.E.; Ruiz-Dyck, K.M.; Calderón de la Barca, A.M.

    2015-01-01

    Antecedentes: La diabetes tipo 1 (DT1) y la enfermedad celíaca (EC) son 2 enfermedades autoinmunes frecuentes en la infancia y comparten su predisposición genética (HLA-DQ2 y DQ8). La prevalencia de ambas se ha incrementado en el mundo. En el estado de Sonora (15 habitantes/km2), se desconoce información sobre su riesgo genético o la distribución de los alelos asociados en la población general. Objetivo: Comparar la frecuencia alélica HLA-DQ de una muestra representativa de recién nacidos ...

  18. Oclusión temporal de arterias ilíacas internas en cesárea-histerectomía por placenta acreta: enfoque multidisciplinario

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    Hasbun H, Jorge; Palaviccini R, Jaime; Osorio P, Raúl; Cerda SM, Sergio; Castro L, Magdalena; Carreño T, Laura; Valdevenito S, Raúl

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo: Evaluar la eficacia y resultados del tratamiento de la placenta acreta previa central en un caso clínico. Durante el embarazo los métodos diagnósticos por imágenes (ultrasonido y resonancia nuclear magnética) precisaron la localización y penetración de la placenta en la pared uterina. En el período inmediato antes del parto, para disminuir la hemorragia, evitar la hipotensión materna y facilitar el procedimiento quirúrgico, se colocaron balones intraarteriales en ambas ilíacas inter...

  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. Angústia hipocondríaca e o eterno retorno do presente: considerações a partir do filme Sinédoque, New York

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    Klein, Thaís; Herzog, Regina

    2017-01-01

    Resumo A partir de questionamentos levantados pelo filme Sinédoque, New York (2008), pretende-se discutir a articulação da angústia hipocondríaca com a temporalidade. Observa-se que no filme o recurso do flashback não é utilizado; a temporalidade, que se instaura diante da angústia relacionada a sintomas hipocondríacos do personagem, calca-se em um presente absoluto. A hipocondria foi considerada por Freud uma neurose atual e a angústia a ela articulada opera como a contrapartida afetiva do e...

  1. Reconocimiento de valvulopatías cardíacas en señales de fonocardiografía empleando la transformada Gabor

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    Echeverry Correa, Julián David; López, Andrés Felipe; López, Juan Fernando

    2007-01-01

    Se presenta en este trabajo una metodología de caracterización basada en la representación tiempo frecuencia de las señales fonocardiográficas con el fin de hacer reconocimiento de valvulopatías cardíacas. La naturaleza de estas patologías las hace susceptibles a ser caracterizadas por medio de representaciones en el espacio conjunto tiempo-frecuencia. Se emplea la transformada de Gabor para llevar los registros a este tipo bidimensional de representación. Los porcentajes de clasificación, me...

  2. Análisis de costes (evaluación económica) en el tratamiento de la insuficiencia cardíaca

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    Javier Cabo; Jesús Herreros; Jorge Trainini

    2011-01-01

    Los estudios epidemiológicos recientes sugieren que la prevalencia de la insuficiencia cardíaca (IC) está en aumento, sobre todo a expensas de las personas de edad avanzada, siendo un problema de salud pública de gran magnitud a nivel mundial, con unos costes estimados en torno al 1–2% del total de gasto en materia sanitaria. Debido a los continuos desarrollos y avances tecnológicos tanto en el diagnóstico como en el tratamiento de esta patología, y a que los recursos tanto económicos como...

  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. Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know

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    ... Food Home Food Resources for You Consumers Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know Share Tweet Linkedin ... and nutrients you personally need. What are dietary supplements? Dietary supplements include such ingredients as vitamins, minerals, ...

  5. Estudio de la carga interna en pádel amateur mediante la frecuencia cardíaca

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    Jesús Díaz García

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Los objetivos de este estudio fueron evaluar el nivel de condición física de 8 sujetos amateur de pádel, definir su perfil energético de esfuerzo en juego real mediante registro de frecuencia cardíaca (FC, y proponer un conjunto de variables justificadas de esta, que permita analizar el perfil de carga interna en pádel. Mediante prueba de esfuerzo incremental máxima en cinta de correr se obtuvieron parámetros ergoespirométricos, respiratorios y sus equivalentes cardíacos, introducidos en el sistema de registro de la FC Polar Team. Los sujetos disputaron 7 partidos de entrenamiento de 1 hora de duración y 72-96 horas de separación entre ellos, obteniéndose como variables: consumo máximo de oxígeno (VO2 máx y porcentaje (% de VO2 máx en el umbral anaeróbico; en prueba de esfuerzo, FC máx., media y mín., y zonas de trabajo metabólicas (rangos de FC. Los resultados presentan VO2 máx de 51,15 ± 5,73 ml · kg–1 · min–1, FC máx. durante el juego de 154,75 ± 7,25 ppm, FC med de 130,0 ± 10,4 ppm para tiempo de juego y 89,75 % del tiempo de juego en zona de trabajo aeróbica. Como conclusión, el esfuerzo al que son sometidos durante el juego a nivel cardiorrespiratorio los jugadores amateur de pádel se basa casi exclusivamente en metabolismos aeróbicos. Además, las variables máx., mín. y media de FC para tiempos de juego y descanso y el establecimiento de zonas de trabajo de FC pueden aportarnos información importante sobre lo que ocurre en el juego a nivel cardiorrespiratorio.

  6. Fibrose cardíaca associada à intoxicação por Amorimia septentrionalis em bovinos

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    Samuel S.C. Albuquerque

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Amorimia septentrionalis contém monofluoracetato de sódio e quando consumida por ruminantes provoca morte súbita. Este estudo teve o objetivo de relatar a epidemiologia, os sinais clínicos e patológicos de surtos de morte súbita em bovinos provocadas por Amorimia septentrionalis nos Estados de Pernambuco e Paraíba. Para isso, realizaram-se visitas técnicas em diversas propriedades nas Microrregiões do Médio Capibaribe/PE e Itabaiana/PB. Oito bovinos foram necropsiados. Coletaram-se tecidos das cavidades abdominal e torácica, além do encéfalo e medula espinhal. As alterações clínicas consistiram em lentidão, decúbito esternal prolongado, relutância em se movimentar quando em estação, cansaço, taquipneia, taquicardia e pulso venoso positivo. Os bovinos que foram forçados a se movimentar apresentaram instabilidade, tremores musculares e queda repentina seguida de vocalizações, movimentos de pedalagem e morte súbita em cerca de 5 a 7 minutos. As principais alterações macroscópicas consistiram em edema pulmonar, coração com aspecto globular com áreas esbranquiçadas, petéquias e equimoses no epicárdio, miocárdio e músculos papilares. À microscopia observou-se aumento da eosinofilia do citoplasma dos cardiomiócitos, núcleos picnóticos, cariorrexia, cariólise, perda das estriações, edema intersticial, infiltrado inflamatório intersticial mononuclear e áreas multifocais de fibrose cardíaca. Nos rins, constatou-se degeneração hidrópico vacuolar e necrose das células epiteliais em túbulos contorcidos. Os sinais clínicos foram semelhantes aos sinais clínicos já descritos em bovinos por plantas que contém MFA. As lesões macro e microscópicas descritas no coração e rins são de grande valor diagnóstico. A. septentrionalis é a principal planta tóxica de interesse pecuário nas microrregiões do Médio Capibaribe e Itabaiana devido às perdas econômicas diretas e indiretas que provoca na pecu

  7. ACA Federal Upper Limits

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Affordable Care Act Federal Upper Limits (FUL) based on the weighted average of the most recently reported monthly average manufacturer price (AMP) for...

  8. 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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    Cláudia Renata Bibiano Borges

    2009-04-01

    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

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

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    Amanda Chlalup Linn

    2016-06-01

    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.

  10. Aplicabilidade dos resultados de enfermagem em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca e volume de líquidos excessivo

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    Joelza Celesilvia Chisté Linhares

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Testar a aplicabilidade clínica da Nursing Outcomes Classification em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca descompensada e Diagnóstico de Enfermagem Volume de Líquidos Excessivo. Métodos Estudo longitudinal conduzido em duas etapas em um hospital universitário no ano de 2013. Na primeira etapa, utilizou-se a validação por consenso de especialistas para selecionar os resultados de enfermagem e os indicadores relacionados ao diagnóstico de enfermagem; na segunda, foi realizado um estudo longitudinal para avaliação clínica dos pacientes, utilizando-se o instrumento contendo os resultados e indicadores produzidos no consenso. Resultados Foram realizadas avaliações em 17 pacientes. Na avaliação clínica, mensuraram-se os resultados de enfermagem através da avaliação de seus indicadores. Seis resultados apresentaram aumento nos escores, quando comparados às médias da primeira e da última avaliação. A utilização da Nursing Outcomes Classification na prática clínica demonstrou melhora dos pacientes internados por insuficiência cardíaca descompensada. Conclusão A Nursing Outcomes Classification foi sensível às alterações no quadro clínico dos pacientes.

  11. Internally Mounting Strain Gages

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    Jett, J. R., Jr.

    1984-01-01

    Technique for mounting strain gages inside bolt or cylinder simultaneously inserts gage, attached dowel segment, and length of expandable tubing. Expandable tubing holds gage in place while adhesive cures, assuring even distribution of pressure on gage and area gaged.

  12. Running Title: Strained Yoghurts

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    2012-09-27

    Sep 27, 2012 ... ever, the traditional method of producing strained yoghurt ... Food market studies have the essential function of providing ..... Communication No: 2001/21. ... fermented foods and beverages of Turkey. Crit. Rev. Food. Sci. Nutr.

  13. Consideraciones nutricionales en el paciente con falla cardíaca crónica Nutritional considerations in patients with chronic heart failure

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    Mario A Hernández

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva es un síndrome caracterizado por reducción del gasto cardíaco, aumento de las presiones de llenado ventricular y activación neuroendocrina, que lleva a un proceso de fibrosis y apoptosis de la célula cardíaca. Afecta alrededor de 23 millones de personas en el mundo y confiere un pésimo pronóstico una vez se diagnostica. Desde el punto de vista fisiopatológico, la relación entre citocinas pro-inflamatorias, activación neuro-hormonal y alteraciones gastrointestinales conduce a un estado denominado caquexia cardíaca, determinado por pérdida acelerada de peso, fatiga, reducción de la fuerza muscular, anorexia y disminución de la calidad de vida; este proceso es capaz de deteriorar aún más el pronóstico vital de estos pacientes. En las últimas dos décadas, se han realizado avances en el tratamiento farmacológico y eléctrico de la falla cardíaca; sin embargo los estudios en el campo no farmacológico son pocos, en especial en el aspecto nutricional, y así mismo son escasas las recomendaciones de las guías internacionales acerca del tema. En estudios pequeños, una aproximación nutricional ha demostrado impactar de manera positiva la calidad de vida y tolerancia al ejercicio, si bien se requieren grandes estudios para determinar la viabilidad de este abordaje en pacientes con falla cardíaca.Congestive heart failure is a syndrome characterized by reduced cardiac output, increased ventricular filling pressures and neuroendocrine activation, which leads to a process of cardiac cell fibrosis and apoptosis. It affects nearly 23 million people worldwide and once diagnosed has a poor prognosis. From a physiopathological point of view, the relationship between pro-inflammatory cytokines, neurohormonal activation and gastrointestinal disturbances leads to a condition called cardiac cachexia, characterized by accelerated weight loss, fatigue, decreased muscle strength, anorexia and decreased

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

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    Antonio de Pádua Serafim

    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

  15. Flexible piezotronic strain sensor.

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    Zhou, Jun; Gu, Yudong; Fei, Peng; Mai, Wenjie; Gao, Yifan; Yang, Rusen; Bao, Gang; Wang, Zhong Lin

    2008-09-01

    Strain sensors based on individual ZnO piezoelectric fine-wires (PFWs; nanowires, microwires) have been fabricated by a simple, reliable, and cost-effective technique. The electromechanical sensor device consists of a single electrically connected PFW that is placed on the outer surface of a flexible polystyrene (PS) substrate and bonded at its two ends. The entire device is fully packaged by a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) thin layer. The PFW has Schottky contacts at its two ends but with distinctly different barrier heights. The I- V characteristic is highly sensitive to strain mainly due to the change in Schottky barrier height (SBH), which scales linear with strain. The change in SBH is suggested owing to the strain induced band structure change and piezoelectric effect. The experimental data can be well-described by the thermionic emission-diffusion model. A gauge factor of as high as 1250 has been demonstrated, which is 25% higher than the best gauge factor demonstrated for carbon nanotubes. The strain sensor developed here has applications in strain and stress measurements in cell biology, biomedical sciences, MEMS devices, structure monitoring, and more.

  16. 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

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    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.

  17. Dietary supplements containing prohibited substances

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    with information regarding dietary supplements and be advised to minimise risks for ... to promote strength and muscle mass, ... selective oestrogen receptor modulators or .... It has also come to the attention of the WADA that another sub-.

  18. Social Studies: Texts and Supplements.

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    Curriculum Review, 1979

    1979-01-01

    This review of selected social studies texts, series, and supplements, mainly for the secondary level, includes a special section examining eight titles on warfare and terrorism for grades 4-12. (SJL)

  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. 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...

  1. Microstructure and strain distribution in freestanding Si membrane strained by Si{sub x}N{sub y} deposition

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    Gao Hongye, E-mail: qgaohongye@msn.com [Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, 6-1 Kasuga-koen, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580 (Japan); Ikeda, Ken-ichi; Hata, Satoshi; Nakashima, Hideharu [Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, 6-1 Kasuga-koen, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580 (Japan); Wang Dong; Nakashima, Hiroshi [Art, Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research, Kyushu University, 6-1 Kasuga-koen, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580 (Japan)

    2010-09-25

    Research highlights: {yields} Strain is introduced by deposition of amorphous Si{sub x}N{sub y} to improve the carrier mobility for a relatively large-size freestanding semiconductor film, which can be used for the fabrication of relatively large devices such like a bipolar junction transistor. However, standard Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction cannot provide sufficient lateral resolution to the strain in a relatively long (x {mu}m in length) and thin (x nm in thickness) freestanding semiconductor film. {yields} In present research, strain in a bridge-shaped freestanding Si membrane (FSSM) was measured by convergent-beam electron diffraction (CBED) and finite element method (FEM). Compressive strain distribution was shown in three dimensions (3D) in FSSM, where no threading dislocation or stacking fault was found. Relaxation of the strain in FSSM in 3D was discussed based on a comparison of the strain magnitudes in FSSM as measured by CBED and FEM. - Abstract: Strain in a bridge-shaped freestanding Si membrane (FSSM) induced by depositing an amorphous Si{sub x}N{sub y} layer was measured by convergent-beam electron diffraction (CBED). CBED results show that the strain magnitude depends negatively on the FSSM thickness. FEM is a supplement of the result of CBED due to the relaxation of TEM samples during fabricating. The FEM analysis results ascertain the strain property in three dimensions, and show that the strain magnitude depends negatively on the length of FSSM, and the magnitude of the compressive strain in FSSM increases as the position is closer to the upper Si/Si{sub x}N{sub y} interface.

  2. Vitamin D supplementation guidelines.

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    Pludowski, Pawel; Holick, Michael F; Grant, William B; Konstantynowicz, Jerzy; Mascarenhas, Mario R; Haq, Afrozul; Povoroznyuk, Vladyslav; Balatska, Nataliya; Barbosa, Ana Paula; Karonova, Tatiana; Rudenka, Ema; Misiorowski, Waldemar; Zakharova, Irina; Rudenka, Alena; Łukaszkiewicz, Jacek; Marcinowska-Suchowierska, Ewa; Łaszcz, Natalia; Abramowicz, Pawel; Bhattoa, Harjit P; Wimalawansa, Sunil J

    2018-01-01

    Research carried out during the past two-decades extended the understanding of actions of vitamin D, from regulating calcium and phosphate absorption and bone metabolism to many pleiotropic actions in organs and tissues in the body. Most observational and ecological studies report association of higher serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations with improved outcomes for several chronic, communicable and non-communicable diseases. Consequently, numerous agencies and scientific organizations have developed recommendations for vitamin D supplementation and guidance on optimal serum 25(OH)D concentrations. The bone-centric guidelines recommend a target 25(OH)D concentration of 20ng/mL (50nmol/L), and age-dependent daily vitamin D doses of 400-800IU. The guidelines focused on pleiotropic effects of vitamin D recommend a target 25(OH)D concentration of 30ng/mL (75nmol/L), and age-, body weight-, disease-status, and ethnicity dependent vitamin D doses ranging between 400 and 2000IU/day. The wise and balanced choice of the recommendations to follow depends on one's individual health outcome concerns, age, body weight, latitude of residence, dietary and cultural habits, making the regional or nationwide guidelines more applicable in clinical practice. While natural sources of vitamin D can raise 25(OH)D concentrations, relative to dietary preferences and latitude of residence, in the context of general population, these sources are regarded ineffective to maintain the year-round 25(OH)D concentrations in the range of 30-50ng/mL (75-125nmol/L). Vitamin D self-administration related adverse effects, such as hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria are rare, and usually result from taking extremely high doses of vitamin D for a prolonged time. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Mineral supplementation for grazing ruminants

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    McDowell, L.R.; Conrad, J.H.; Ellis, G.L.

    1986-01-01

    Grazing ruminants to which concentrate feeds cannot be economically fed must rely on self-feeding of mineral supplements. A number of factors affect mineral consumption of free-choice mixtures. Livestock exhibit little nutritional wisdom and will select palatable mixtures in preference to mixtures designed to meet their requirements. Palatability and appetite stimulators are often used to achieve a more uniform herd-wide consumption. It is best to formulate free-choice mixtures on the basis of analyses or other available data. However, when no information on mineral status is known, a free-choice complete mineral supplement is warranted. A 'complete' mineral mixture usually includes salt, a low fluoride P source, Ca, Co, Cu, I, Mn and Zn. Selenium, Mg, K, S, Fe or additional elements can be incorporated into a mineral supplement as new information suggests a need. The detriment to ruminant production caused by providing Ca, Se and Cu in excess can be greater than any benefit derived by providing a mineral supplement. In regions where high forage Mo predominates, three to five times the Cu content in mineral mixtures is needed to counteract Mo toxicity. Supplemental minerals are most critical during the wet season, when cattle are gaining weight rapidly and energy and protein supplies are adequate. Economic return on mineral supplementation is high. (author)

  4. 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.

  5. 7 CFR 1955.22 - State supplements.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 14 2010-01-01 2009-01-01 true State supplements. 1955.22 Section 1955.22 Agriculture... Real and Chattel Property § 1955.22 State supplements. State Supplements will be prepared with the... supplements will be submitted to the National Office for post approval in accordance with FmHA or its...

  6. 30 CFR 256.12 - Supplemental sales.

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    ... 30 Mineral Resources 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Supplemental sales. 256.12 Section 256.12..., General § 256.12 Supplemental sales. (a) The Secretary may conduct a supplemental sale in accordance with the provisions of this section. (b) Supplemental sales shall be governed by the regulations in this...

  7. Parada circulatória total em cirurgia cardíaca pediátrica: relato de 130 casos

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    Hélcio GIFFHORN

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available A hipotermia profunda com parada circulatória total (PCT apresentou um aumento importante nos pacientes operados em nosso Serviço e é de grande utilidade para a correção de alterações cardiovasculares complexas. Estudamos 130 pacientes de janeiro de 1995 a junho de 1996. A idade dos pacientes variou de 2 dias a 16 anos. As doenças mais freqüentes foram o defeito do septo ventricular (DSV (26%, tetralogia de Fallot (TF (13%, transposição das grandes artérias (TGA (10% e defeito do septo atrioventricular (DSAVT (10%. Em todos os pacientes foi usado o oxigenador de membranas, a temperatura retal em PCT foi mantida em média de 15°C. O tempo médio em perfusão foi de 45 minutos e o de PCT de 27 minutos. No pós-operatório imediato, a complicação mais freqüente foi a síndrome de baixo débito (49 casos - 38%. Alterações neurológicas ocorreram em 27 (20% pacientes: 13 (10% convulsões, 8 (6,1% disfunções neuropsicológicas, 5 (3,8% sinais extrapiramidais, 4 (3% déficits neurooftálmicos, 4 (3% comas. Cinco destes sintomas iniciaram precocemente no POI e podem ser atribuídos à PCT (3,8%. Ocorreram 20 (15% óbitos, 3 pacientes apresentaram déficit neurológico na alta hospitalar (2 disartrias - 1 hipertonia muscular. Concluímos que a hipotermia profunda com PCT é útil na correção de anomalias cardíacas complexas e que apresenta baixo risco de complicações neurológicas permanentes. O nosso seguimento tardio é pequeno para avaliar com precisão o desenvolvimento psicomotor dos pacientes.Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA increased the number of pediatric patients operated on our Service and it is an important aid for the correction of complex cardiovascular procedures. We studied 130 patients from January, 1995 to June, 1996. Patient ages ranged from 2 days to 16 years. The most frequent pathology was VSD (26%, tetralogy of Fallot (13%, TGA (10% and AVSD (10%. All patients used membrane oxygenators, rectal

  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. Response of primiparous and multiparous buffaloes to yeast culture supplementation during early and mid-lactation

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    Hansen, Hanne H.; El-Bordeny, Nasr E.; Ebeid, Hossam M.

    2017-01-01

    Strains of live Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast have exhibited probiotic effects in ruminants. This study investigated the effects of the dietary yeast supplement, S. cerevisiae (Yea-Sacc1026), on primiparous (PP) and multiparous (MP) Egyptian buffaloes in early to mid-lactation. Lactating buffalo...

  10. 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.

  11. Avaliação da endotelização de hastes de stents em artérias ilíacas de coelhos

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    Celso Kiyochi Takimura

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A rápida endotelização pós-implante de stent é ocorrência desejável por teoricamente reduzir a possibilidade de trombose do stent. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a extensão da endotelização de hastes de stents eluidores de sirolimus (liberados da face luminal e abluminal e abluminal exclusivamente em artérias ilíacas de coelhos. MÉTODOS: Foram implantados em artérias ilíacas de 10 coelhos quatro stents eluidores de sirolimus na face luminal e abluminal, três stents eluidores de sirolimus na face abluminal, seis stents recobertos com polímero e quatro stents sem recobrimento. Após quatro semanas, foi realizada eutanásia e utilizou-se microscopia eletrônica de varredura para quantificação da área de hastes de stent exposta e da porcentagem de endotelização. RESULTADOS: A área (média ± DP (mm² de hastes expostas de stent sem recobrimento, stent recoberto com polímero, stent eluidor de sirolimus na face luminal e abluminal e stent eluidor de sirolimus na face abluminal foi de 0,12 ± 0,08; 0,09 ± 0,12; 0,60 ± 0,67 e 0,05 ± 0,04 respectivamente (p = 0,120. A porcentagem de endotelização (média ± DP (% de stent sem recobrimento, stent recoberto com polímero, stent eluidor de sirolimus na face luminal e abluminal e stent eluidor de sirolimus na face abluminal foi de 99 ± 01; 99 ± 0; 97 ± 03 e 99 ± 0 respectivamente (p = 0,133. CONCLUSÃO: Após quatro semanas de implante em artérias ilíacas de coelhos, os stents com liberação de sirolimus tanto da face luminal e abluminal quanto da face abluminal exclusivamente apresentaram taxas de endotelização de hastes de stent semelhantes aos apresentados nos demais tipos de stents sem eluição de medicamento.

  12. Structural distortions in Sr3-xAxMO4F (A=Ca, Ba; M=Al, Ga, In) anti-Perovskites and corresponding changes in photoluminescence

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    Sullivan, Eirin; Avdeev, Maxim; Vogt, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    The ordered oxyfluoride family Sr 3 − x A x MO 4 F (A=Ca, Ba and M=Al, Ga) has formed the basis of several new inorganic phosphors, and shows great potential for use in phosphor-conversion LED lamp devices. This study examines the correlation between subtle structural changes and photoluminescent behaviour in some of these materials. In order to ascertain whether cation charge compensation has any influence on structure and subsequent photoluminescent behaviour, a comparison was carried out between phases with the nominal compositions Sr 2.975 Ce 0.025 AlO 4 F and Sr 2.95 Ce 0.025 Na 0.025 AlO 4 F using structural characterisation based upon high-resolution neutron powder diffraction (NPD) data. Additionally, NPD data has been used to elucidate the role of different M cations in these materials, using Sr 2.25 Ba 0.6 Eu 0.1 M 0.95 In 0.05 O 4−α F 1−δ (M=Al, Ga) to determine the effect M cation size has on structure and photoluminescent properties. - Graphical abstract: The structure of Sr3-xAxMO4F (A=Ca, Ba and M=Al, Ga) and excitation and emission spectra for Sr 2.25 Ba 0.6 Eu 0.1 Ga 0.95 In 0.05 O 4−α F 1−δ . Highlights: ► Correlation between structural changes and photoluminescence in Sr 3−x A x MO 4 F (A=Ca, Ba, M=Al, Ga). ► Comparison of Sr 2.975 Ce 0.025 AlO 4 F and Sr 2.95 Ce 0.025 Na 0.025 AlO 4 F using high-resolution NPD. ► Study of the effect of cation charge-compensation on structure and photoluminescent behaviour. ► Examination of high-resolution NPD data for Sr 2.25 Ba 0.6 Eu 0.1 M 0.95 In 0.05 O 4−α F 1−δ (M=Al, Ga). ► Determination of the effect M cation size has on structure and photoluminescent properties.

  13. Synthesis, crystal structure, and magnetism of A{sub 2}Co{sub 12}As{sub 7} (A=Ca, Y, Ce–Yb)

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    Tan, Xiaoyan [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (United States); Ovidiu Garlea, V. [Quantum Condensed Matter Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States); Chai, Ping [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (United States); Geondzhian, Andrey Y. [National Research Nuclear University “Moscow Engineering Physics Institute”, 115409 Moscow (Russian Federation); Yaroslavtsev, Alexander A. [National Research Nuclear University “Moscow Engineering Physics Institute”, 115409 Moscow (Russian Federation); European XFEL GmbH, 22761 Hamburg (Germany); Xin, Yan [National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL 32310 (United States); Menushenkov, Alexey P. [National Research Nuclear University “Moscow Engineering Physics Institute”, 115409 Moscow (Russian Federation); Chernikov, Roman V. [DESY Photon Science, 22603 Hamburg (Germany); Shatruk, Michael, E-mail: shatruk@chem.fsu.edu [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (United States)

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    Ternary intermetallics, A{sub 2}Co{sub 12}As{sub 7} (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 P6{sub 3}/m variant of the Zr{sub 2}Fe{sub 12}P{sub 7} 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 A{sub 2}Co{sub 12}As{sub 7} 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 Ce{sub 2}Co{sub 12}As{sub 7} and Nd{sub 2}Co{sub 12}As{sub 7}, respectively. - Graphical abstract: Title arsenides were synthesized by Bi‐flux method. They exhibit mixed valence for A = Ce, Eu, Yb, ferrimagnetism for A = Ca, Y, Pr–Sm, and ferromagnetism for A = Eu–Tm. - Highlights: • A2Co12As7 (A=Ca, Y, Ce–Yb) were synthesized in Bi flux. • Ce, Eu, Yb exhibit mixed valence in the corresponding structures. • The character of 3d‐4f magnetic coupling changes at the half‐filled f shell. • Materials behave as ferrimagnets for A=Ca, Y, Pr–Sm and as ferromagnets for A=Eu–Yb.

  14. Diagnósticos de enfermagem em pacientes no período pós-operatório de cirurgias cardíacas Diagnósticos de enfermería en pacientes en el período postoperatorio de cirugías cardíacas Nursing diagnoses in patients in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery

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    Flávia Lamberti Pivoto

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar, em conjunto com enfermeiras de uma Unidade de Tratamento Intensivo Pós-Operatória Cardiológica, diagnósticos de enfermagem presentes em pacientes no período pós-operatório de cirurgias cardíacas, com vistas à futura implementação do processo de enfermagem nessa unidade. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo qualitativo, ancorado na pesquisa convergente-assistencial. Os dados foram obtidos, nos registros de enfermagem de 20 pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca, no mês de abril de 2008, acrescidos da experiência profissional de seis enfermeiras participantes do grupo de convergência reunido durante cinco encontros. RESULTADOS: Foram estabelecidos 15 diagnósticos, segundo a Taxonomia II da North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, corroborados por outros autores. CONCLUSÃO: Identificar diagnósticos de enfermagem comuns em pacientes no pós-operatório de cirurgias cardíacas permite um direcionamento da assistência de enfermagem e subsidia o estabelecimento de intervenções fundamentadas e adequadas às necessidades individuais apresentadas por esses pacientes.OBJETIVO: Identificar en conjunto con las enfermeras, de una Unidad de Tratamiento Intensivo Postoperatorio Cardiológico, los diagnósticos de enfermería realizados en pacientes en el período postoperatorio de cirugías cardíacas, con la finalidad de, futuramente, implementar el proceso de enfermería en esa unidad. MÉTODOS: Se trata de un estudio cualitativo, basado en la investigación convergente-asistencial. Los datos fueron obtenidos de los registros de enfermería de 20 pacientes sometidos a cirugía cardíaca, en el mes de abril de 2008, acrecidos de la experiencia profesional de seis enfermeras participantes del grupo de convergencia que se reunió durante cinco encuentros. RESULTADOS: Fueron establecidos 15 diagnósticos, según la Taxonomía II de la North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, corroborados por otros autores

  15. 231. Cirugía cardíaca en adultos con cardiopatías congénitas: ¿qué pacientes y patologías intervenimos actualmente?

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    E.C. Ruiz-Solano

    2012-04-01

    Conclusiones: La cirugía congénita sobre pacientes adultos representa una actividad de relevancia en la cirugía cardíaca de hoy día. Nuestros resultados evidencian que este tipo de intervenciones se puede llevar a cabo con una baja morbimortalidad.

  16. Elevación diafragmática con colapso de la aurícula derecha y síntomas de falla cardíaca: Reporte de un caso

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    Juan C. Díaz, MD

    2013-01-01

    Se reporta el caso de una paciente que presentó signos y síntomas compatibles con falla cardíaca derecha y en quien los diferentes estudios demostraron una elevación diafragmática con colapso de la aurícula derecha como causa de su sintomatología.

  17. Vitamin C supplementation in pregnancy.

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    Rumbold, Alice; Ota, Erika; Nagata, Chie; Shahrook, Sadequa; Crowther, Caroline A

    2015-09-29

    Vitamin C supplementation may help reduce the risk of pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction and maternal anaemia. There is a need to evaluate the efficacy and safety of vitamin C supplementation in pregnancy. To evaluate the effects of vitamin C supplementation, alone or in combination with other separate supplements on pregnancy outcomes, adverse events, side effects and use of health resources. We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (31 March 2015) and reference lists of retrieved studies. All randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials evaluating vitamin C supplementation in pregnant women. Interventions using a multivitamin supplement containing vitamin C or where the primary supplement was iron were excluded. Two review authors independently assessed trials for inclusion and risk of bias, extracted data and checked them for accuracy. Twenty-nine trials involving 24,300 women are included in this review. Overall, 11 trials were judged to be of low risk of bias, eight were high risk of bias and for 10 trials it was unclear. No clear differences were seen between women supplemented with vitamin C alone or in combination with other supplements compared with placebo or no control for the risk of stillbirth (risk ratio (RR) 1.15, 95% confidence intervals (CI) 0.89 to 1.49; 20,038 participants; 11 studies; I² = 0%; moderate quality evidence), neonatal death (RR 0.79, 95% CI 0.58 to 1.08; 19,575 participants; 11 studies; I² = 0%), perinatal death (average RR 1.07, 95% CI 0.77 to 1.49; 17,105 participants; seven studies; I² = 35%), birthweight (mean difference (MD) 26.88 g, 95% CI -18.81 to 72.58; 17,326 participants; 13 studies; I² = 69%), intrauterine growth restriction (RR 0.98, 95% CI 0.91 to 1.06; 20,361 participants; 12 studies; I² = 15%; high quality evidence), preterm birth (average RR 0.99, 95% CI 0.90 to 1.10; 22,250 participants; 16 studies; I² = 49%; high quality evidence

  18. Boron supplementation in broiler diets

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    EJ Fassani

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    Full Text Available Boron supplementation in broiler feed is not a routine practice. However, some reports suggest a positive effect of boron on performance. This study assessed the effects of boron supplementation on broiler performance. Diets were based on maize and soybean meal, using boric acid P.A. as boron source. Six supplementation levels (0, 30, 60, 90, 120 and 150 ppm were evaluated using 1,440 one-day old males housed at a density of 30 chickens in each of 48 experimental plots of 3m². A completely randomized block design was used with 8 replicates. Feed intake, weight gain and feed conversion were assessed in the periods from 1 to 7 days, 1 to 21 days and 1 to 42 days of age, and viability was evaluated for the total 42-day rearing period. No performance variable was affected by boron supplementation (p>0.05 in the period from 1 to 7 days. The regression analysis indicated an ideal level of 37.4 ppm of boron for weight gain from 1 to 21 days (p0.05, although feed intake was reduced linearly with increased boron levels (p0.05. Ash and calcium percentages in the tibias of broilers and viability in the total rearing period were not affected by boron supplementation (p>0.05.

  19. Prohibited Contaminants in Dietary Supplements.

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    Mathews, Neilson M

    With the increasing use of unregulated dietary supplements, athletes are at continued risk from adverse medical events and inadvertent doping. A review of Clinical Key, MEDLINE, and PubMed databases from 2012 to 2017 was performed using search terms, including dietary supplement, contamination, doping in athletes, inadvertent doping, and prohibited substances. The references of pertinent articles were reviewed for other relevant sources. Clinical review. Level 3. Poor manufacturing processes and intentional contamination with many banned substances continue to occur in dietary supplements sold in the United States. Certain sectors, such as weight loss and muscle-building supplements, pose a greater threat because they are more likely to be contaminated. Athletes will continue to be at risk for adverse events and failed doping tests due to contaminated dietary supplements until legislation changes how they are regulated. In the interim, there are several steps that can be taken to mitigate this risk, including improved education of medical staff and athletes and use of third party-certified products.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. Relação entre a variabilidade da frequência cardíaca e VO 2pico em mulheres ativas

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    Tamburús, Nayara Yamada; Rebelo, Ana Cristina Silva; César, Marcelo de Castro; Catai, Aparecida Maria; Takahashi, Anielle Cristhine de Medeiros; Andrade, Carolina Pieroni; Porta, Alberto; Silva, Ester da

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    OBJETIVO: Ava+liar a associação entre os índices da variabilidade da frequência cardíaca (VFC) e a aptidão cardiorrespiratória.MÉTODOS: Sessenta e duas mulheres (idade 22,1 ± 3,3 anos) foram divididas em quatro grupos: treinamento aeróbio (AER, n = 15), treinamento de força (FOR, n = 13), treinamento combinado (aeróbio e força) (AER+FOR, n = 15) e controle (C, n = 19). O teste cardiopulmonar foi realizado para avaliar a aptidão cardiorrespiratória a partir do consumo de oxigênio pico (VO2pico...

  3. Prevalência de disfagia orofaríngea no acidente vascular cerebral após cirurgia cardíaca

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    Tatiana Magalhães de Almeida; Paula Cristina Cola; Daniel Magnoni; João Ítalo Dias França; Roberta Gonçalves da Silva

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    Resumo: OBJETIVO: determinar a prevalência de disfagia orofaríngea em indivíduos submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca e que evoluíram com Acidente Vascular Cerebral em Hospital Público de Referência. MÉTODOS: estudo clínico descritivo, retrospectivo, realizado por meio da coleta de dados de protocolos de avaliação clínica da deglutição orofaríngea, no período de novembro de 2010 á novembro de 2011. Foram incluídos os 25 protocolos de avaliação clínica para disfagia orofaríngea de indivíduos que f...

  4. Validación prospectiva de siete sistemas locales e internacionales de evaluación del riesgo en cirugía cardíaca

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    Raúl A. Borracci

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos El presente trabajo se llevó a cabo con el propósito de evaluar el desempeño de siete scores de riesgo de mortalidad en cirugía cardíaca de uso corriente en nuestro medio. Material y métodos Se analizaron prospectivamente 502 pacientes sometidos a cirugía cardíaca entre 2004 y 2005.Se identificaron las variables preoperatorias para el cálculo de siete scores de riesgo de mortalidad, cuatro internacionales, Parsonnet, Ontario, EuroSCORE y Cleveland, y tres locales, CONAREC, Español y Favaloro. Para determinar la discriminación, la precisión y la calibración de cada score , se calculó el riesgo esperado promedio de cada uno, la bondad de ajuste de Hosmer y Lemeshow, el coeficiente Q , las áreas ROC, el índice de Shannon y tres métodos gráficos. Resultados La comparación de las áreas ROC para todo tipo de cirugía cardíaca mostró que el EuroSCORE tuvo la mejor área (78,7%, junto con el score del Español (78,6%. Aunque estos modelos tuvieron el valor predictivo más alto, no se encontraron diferencias estadísticas al compararlos con el resto de los modelos. Para la cirugía coronaria, el EuroSCORE nuevamente mostró la mejor predicción (76,3%, y luego el de Cleveland (76,0%, a pesar de que tampoco se hallaron diferencias estadísticas con el resto de los scores . Para todo tipo de cirugía, el Ontario tuvo el mejor índice de Shannon global (0,913, pero el peor índice de fallecidos (0,074, lo cual indica que otorgó riesgos esperados más bajos a los sobrevivientes, pero también riesgos bajos a los que murieron. Por su parte, el EuroSCORE se ubicó en segundo lugar para el índice global (0,905 y el de fallecidos (0,106. Para la cirugía coronaria, el Español tuvo el índice global más alto (0,945, pero también el índice de fallecidos más bajo (0,050, lo que señala una buena precisión en el primer caso y una mala precisión cuando sólo se consideran los fallecidos. En el EuroSCORE, los índices de

  5. Aspectos da morfofuncionalidade cardiovascular, variabilidade cardíaca e do estresse oxidativo em diferentes modelos experimentais de hiper-homocisteinemia

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    Roberta Hack Mendes

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    Com base na relevância das doenças cardiovasculares para a saúde pública mundial, buscamos entender as associações entre o metabolismo da homocisteína (Hcy) e este sistema, o estresse oxidativo (EO) e a possível influência da modulação do sistema nervoso simpático (SNS) sobre esta associação. Além disso, testamos o efeito da vitamina B6 sobre a função cardíaca e o EO. Para isso foram realizados dois experimentos: no primeiro testamos dois modelos de hiper-homocisteinemia (Hhe): o tratamento c...

  6. NECESSIDADES HUMANAS BÁSICAS AFETADAS EM UM GRUPO DE PACIENTES EM PÓS-OPERATÓRIO DE CIRURGIA CARDÍACA, NA UTI

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    Pagliuca, Lorita Marlena Freitag

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    Aplicação do processo de enfermagem proposto por HORTA2 a um grupo de 50 pacientes em pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca, na UTI. Fo ram identificadas como afetadas, as necessidades de terapêutica, circulação, equilíbrio hidroeletrolítico, equilíbrio ácido-básico, cuidado corporal, oxigenação, integridade cutâneo-mucosa, eliminação urinaria, regulação neurológica, segurança, percepção dolorosa, sono e repouso, motilidade, integridade física, nutrição, regulação térmica, hormonal e imunológic...

  7. 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

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    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

  8. Aspectos da miocardite em chagásicos crônicos com "megas" e sem "megas" com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva

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    Hipólito de Oliveira Almeida

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    Full Text Available O estudo microscópico de 20 corações de chagásicos com "megas" e de outros 20 sem "megas" com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva (ICC revelou que tanto a Jibrose quanto o exsudato inflamatório no miocárdio são discretos nos casos de "megas" e geralmente acentuados nos casos de ICC. Considerando-se que nos "megas" a ICC, a hipertrofia do miocárdio e a lesão vorticilar são fenômenos raros, nossos achados (atuais e anteriores sugerem que estes estejam relacionados principalmente com a agressão inflamatória ao miocárdio ventricular, uma vez que a desnervação é, geralmente, mais acentuada nos casos de "megas" que nos de ICC.

  9. Aspectos da miocardite em chagásicos crônicos com "megas" e sem "megas" com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva

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    Almeida,Hipólito de Oliveira; Gobbi,Helenice; Teixeira,Vicente de Paula Antunes; Araújo,Waldir Ferreira; Fernandes,Paula Ávila

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    O estudo microscópico de 20 corações de chagásicos com "megas" e de outros 20 sem "megas" com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva (ICC) revelou que tanto a Jibrose quanto o exsudato inflamatório no miocárdio são discretos nos casos de "megas" e geralmente acentuados nos casos de ICC. Considerando-se que nos "megas" a ICC, a hipertrofia do miocárdio e a lesão vorticilar são fenômenos raros, nossos achados (atuais e anteriores) sugerem que estes estejam relacionados principalmente com a agressão ...

  10. MODULAÇÃO AUTONÔMICA DA FREQUÊNCIA CARDÍACA E CAPACIDADE FUNCIONAL AERÓBICA EM HEMIPARÉTICOS

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Introdução: Tem sido observado que indivíduos acometidos por acidente vascular encefálico (AVE apresentam, além dos danos físicos, diminuição da capacidade aeróbica e alteração da modulação autonômica da frequência cardíaca, sendo estes importantes fatores para o aparecimento de doenças cardíacas e arritmias. Objetivo: Investigar os efeitos crônicos do AVE sobre a capacidade aeróbica (VO2pico e os índices de variabilidade da frequência cardíaca (VFC, e se existe correlação entre essas duas variáveis. Métodos: Foram avaliados 11 indivíduos do sexo masculino, com idade entre 55 e 65 anos, acometidos por lesão cerebrovascular há pelo menos seis meses, e todos com hemiparesia. Foram realizadas as seguintes avaliações: teste de capacidade aeróbica máxima; registro dos intervalos R-R e cálculo dos índices da VFC (RMSSD, pNN50, AF, BF e a razão BF/AF. Para comparação entre VO2pico previsto e obtido utilizou-se o teste t de Student não pareado. Para testar a hipótese de correlação entre os índices de VFC e o VO2pico utilizou-se o teste de correlação de Pearson. Resultados: VO2pico (mL.kg-1.min-1 previsto e obtido, respectivamente = 32,15 ± 1,87 e 16,12 ± 5,51; índices da VFC: RMSSD (ms = 28,69 ± 26,78; pNN50 (% = 8,76 ± 12,62; AF (u.n. = 51,96 ± 22,4; BF (u.n. = 48,04 ± 22,49. O VO2pico correlacionou-se negativamente com os índices RMSSD, pNN50 e AF e positivamente com o índice BF (p < 0,05. Conclusão: Na fase crônica do AVE, variabilidade da frequência cardíaca encontra-se normal e os indivíduos com menor capacidade aeróbica apresentam maior modulação parassimpática e menor simpática, provavelmente em consequência da maior exigência física nas atividades de vida diária.

  11. Half-metallic ferromagnetism in full-Heusler compounds ACaX2 (A = K and Rb; X = N and O)

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    Umamaheswari, R.; Vijayalakshmi, D.; Yogeswari, M.; Kalpana, G.

    2014-01-01

    Electronic structure and magnetic properties of hypothetical ACaX 2 (A = K and Rb; X= N and O) compounds in full-Heusler phase have been investigated based on density functional theory (DFT) within the local density approximation (LDA). The electronic band structures and density of states of these compounds show that the spin-down electrons have metallic, and the spin-up electrons have a semi conducting gap resulting in stable half-metallic ferromagnetic behaviour. The strong spin polarization of 2p states of N and O atoms is found to be the origin of ferromagnetism which results in a total magnetic moment of 3 μB and 1 μB respectively

  12. 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

  13. Strains and Sprains

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    ... lot of pressure on a muscle or you push it too far, such as when lifting a heavy object. Strains may be more likely to happen if you haven't warmed up first to get blood circulating to the muscles. They're also common for someone returning to a sport after the off-season. That first time playing ...

  14. Comportamento da frequência cardíaca em imersão nas situações de repouso e durante exercícios de hidroginástica

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A frequência cardíaca é um parâmetro de fácil utilização para prescrição e controle da intensidade do exercício. Ao realizar um exercício no meio aquático ocorrem alterações fisiológicas significativas que devem ser compreendidas para a prescrição de exercícios, ocasionando assim os efeitos adaptativos adequados. OBJETIVO: Realizar uma revisão sistemática da literatura sobre o comportamento da frequência cardíaca em imersão nas situações de repouso e durante exercícios de hidroginástica e sobre os fatores que a influenciam. RESULTADOS: Os estudos envidenciam que a frequência cardíaca pode ser influenciada pela profundidade devido ao gradiente de pressão hidrostática exercido sobre o corpo, bem como à termorregulação diferenciada. Em repouso, a frequência cardíaca pode variar de acordo com as diferentes temperaturas da água, posições corporais e profundidades. No entanto, a magnitude do efeito de cada um desses fatores sobre a frequência cardíaca ainda não é bem definido. CONCLUSÃO: Durante a realização de exercícios de hidroginástica, essa variável é proporcional à velocidade de execução do exercício, à utilização de equipamento resistivo, à área projetada e ao grupo muscular envolvido e inversamente proporcional à profundidade.

  15. 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....

  16. Nutritional Supplements for Strength Power Athletes

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    Wilborn, Colin

    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.

  17. Aneurisma de la vena de Galeno como causa de falla cardíaca Galen's vein aneurysm as cause of heart failure

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    Claudia Echeverría

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un recién nacido que ingresa a cuidado intensivo con un cuadro de falla cardiaca de difícil manejo con ductus arterioso de gran tamaño, a quien se le realizó cierre quirúrgico del mismo y pese a ello persistía con clínica de falla cardiaca que no mejoraba con tratamiento médico. Se hizo un hallazgo incidental de un aneurisma de la vena de Galeno de gran tamaño. El aneurisma de la vena de Galeno es una patología congénita poco frecuente que se origina de un defecto en la fusión de las venas cerebrales internas, debido a la baja resistencia produce un cuadro de falla cardiaca de alto gasto. Los defectos de gran tamaño pueden contener entre 50% a 60% del gasto cardiaco. Se debe sospechar aneurisma en todo recién nacido o lactante menor con cuadro de falla cardíaca y dilatación de cavidades derechas sin evidencia de anomalía cardíaca estructural.We present the case of a newborn admitted to the intensive care unit with a heart failure of difficult medical management. A large ductus arteriosus was found. It was surgically corrected, but the heart failure persisted and did not improve with medical treatment. Incidentally, a big Galen's vein aneurysm was found. Galen's vein aneurysm is a rare congenital pathology, originated by a fusion defect of the internal cerebral veins. Due to its low resistance, it produces a picture of high-output heart failure. Large defects may contain 50% to 60% of cardiac output. An aneurysm may be suspected in each newborn or infant with clinical picture of heart failure and right cardiac chamber dilation without any evidence of structural cardiac anomaly.

  18. Screening of Auricularia auricula strains for strong production ability of melanin pigments

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    ZOU, Yu; MA, Kun

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    Abstract Melanin pigments have great application value and development potential in food industry to use as nature functional food colorants. In initial study, twenty-two Auricularia auricula strains were screened for stronger production ability of melanin pigments by solid culture. Three A. auricula strains (RF201, QD2 and QD6) with higher pigment production capacity were selected for further study through submerged culture supplementing 1 g/L l-tyrosine. The maximal pigment yields of A. aur...

  19. [Quality control in herbal supplements].

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    Oelker, Luisa

    2005-01-01

    Quality and safety of food and herbal supplements are the result of a whole of different elements as good manufacturing practice and process control. The process control must be active and able to individuate and correct all possible hazards. The main and most utilized instrument is the hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) system the correct application of which can guarantee the safety of the product. Herbal supplements need, in addition to standard quality control, a set of checks to assure the harmlessness and safety of the plants used.

  20. The effect of supplementing untreated, urea-supplemented and urea ...

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    3x2x2 factorial experiment, involving an intake and in vivo digestibility trial with 48 adult S.A. Mutton Merino wethers. Straw dry matter (OM) intake on ammoniated wheat-straw diets was 27 and 22% higher (P ';;0,01) than on untreated and urea-supplemented diets, respectively. No significant difference was found between ...

  1. Physician-Patient Communication about Dietary Supplements

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    Tarn, Derjung M.; Paterniti, Debora A.; Good, Jeffrey S.; Coulter, Ian D.; Galliher, James M.; Kravitz, Richard L.; Karlamangla, Arun; Wenger, Neil S.

    2013-01-01

    Objective Describe the content and frequency of provider-patient dietary supplement discussions during primary care office visits. Methods Inductive content analysis of 1477 transcribed audio-recorded office visits to 102 primary care providers was combined with patient and provider surveys. Encounters were collected in Los Angeles, California (2009–2010), geographically-diverse practice settings across the United States (2004–2005), and Sacramento, CA (1998–1999). Results Providers discussed 738 dietary supplements during encounters with 357 patients (24.2% of all encounters in the data). They mentioned: 1) reason for taking the supplement for 46.5% of dietary supplements; 2) how to take the supplement for 28.2%; 3) potential risks for 17.3%; 4) supplement effectiveness for 16.7%; and 5) supplement cost or affordability for 4.2%. Of these five topics, a mean of 1.13 (SD=1.2) topics were discussed for each supplement. More topics were reviewed for non-vitamin non-mineral supplements (mean 1.47 (SD=1.2)) than for vitamin/mineral supplements (mean 0.99 (SD=1.1); psupplements are occurring, it is clear that more discussion might be needed to inform patient decisions about supplement use. Practice Implication Physicians could more frequently address topics that may influence patient dietary supplement use, such as the risks, effectiveness, and costs of supplements. PMID:23466249

  2. Laboratory Animal Welfare Supplement IV.

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    Gluckstein, Fritz P., Comp.

    This document is the fourth supplement to a 1984 bibliography on laboratory animal welfare. Items presented were selected because they represent some of the most significant of those providing recent information or because they were considered useful. The period covered is October, 1986 through October, 1987. Monographs, conference proceedings,…

  3. BIBLIOGRAPHY ON ACHIEVEMENT. SUPPLEMENT I.

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    Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.

    THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY SUPPLEMENT LISTS MATERIALS ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF ACHIEVEMENT. APPROXIMATELY 60 REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED TO DOCUMENTS DATING FROM 1961 TO 1966. JOURNALS, BOOKS, AND REPORT MATERIALS ARE LISTED. SUBJECT AREAS INCLUDED ARE ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION, UNDERACHIEVERS, PROBABILITY ESTIMATES, AND…

  4. CHILD DEVELOPMENT BIBLIOGRAPHY. SUPPLEMENT I.

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    Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.

    THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY SUPPLEMENT LISTS MATERIAL ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT. APPROXIMATELY 90 UNANNOTATED REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED TO DOCUMENTS DATING FROM 1956 TO 1966. JOURNALS, BOOKS, AND REPORT MATERIALS ARE LISTED. SUBJECT AREAS INCLUDED ARE BEHAVIOR TESTS, CONDITIONING, MATERNAL REACTIONS, GRADE PREDICTABILITY, EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES,…

  5. Understanding the Supplemental Instruction Leader

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    James, Adrian; Moore, Lori

    2018-01-01

    This article explored the learning styles and leadership styles of Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders at Texas A&M University, and the impact of those preferences on recurring attendance to their sessions. The Learning Style Inventory, the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire, and a demographic instrument were administered to SI leaders…

  6. Strains in general relativity

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    Bini, Donato; Felice, Fernando de; Geralico, Andrea

    2006-01-01

    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

  7. Strain Induced Adatom Correlations

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    Kappus, Wolfgang

    2012-01-01

    A Born-Green-Yvon type model for adatom density correlations is combined with a model for adatom interactions mediated by the strain in elastic anisotropic substrates. The resulting nonlinear integral equation is solved numerically for coverages from zero to a limit given by stability constraints. W, Nb, Ta and Au surfaces are taken as examples to show the effects of different elastic anisotropy regions. Results of the calculation are shown by appropriate plots and discussed. A mapping to sup...

  8. Ratchetting strain prediction

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    Noban, Mohammad; Jahed, Hamid

    2007-01-01

    A time-efficient method for predicting ratchetting strain is proposed. The ratchetting strain at any cycle is determined by finding the ratchetting rate at only a few cycles. This determination is done by first defining the trajectory of the origin of stress in the deviatoric stress space and then incorporating this moving origin into a cyclic plasticity model. It is shown that at the beginning of the loading, the starting point of this trajectory coincides with the initial stress origin and approaches the mean stress, displaying a power-law relationship with the number of loading cycles. The method of obtaining this trajectory from a standard uniaxial asymmetric cyclic loading is presented. Ratchetting rates are calculated with the help of this trajectory and through the use of a constitutive cyclic plasticity model which incorporates deviatoric stresses and back stresses that are measured with respect to this moving frame. The proposed model is used to predict the ratchetting strain of two types of steels under single- and multi-step loadings. Results obtained agree well with the available experimental measurements

  9. 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.

  10. Calcium Supplements: Do Men Need Them Too?

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    ... Lifestyle Nutrition and healthy eating Should men take calcium supplements? Answers from Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L. ... Most healthy men don't need to take calcium supplements. Calcium is important for men for optimal ...

  11. 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...

  12. Herbal remedies and supplements for weight loss

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    Weight loss - herbal remedies and supplements; Obesity - herbal remedies; Overweight - herbal remedies ... health care provider. Nearly all over-the-counter supplements with claims of weight-loss properties contain some ...

  13. Adverse Effects of Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements.

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    Ronis, Martin J J; Pedersen, Kim B; Watt, James

    2018-01-06

    Over 70% of Americans take some form of dietary supplement every day, and the supplement industry is currently big business, with a gross of over $28 billion. However, unlike either foods or drugs, supplements do not need to be registered or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prior to production or sales. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, the FDA is restricted to adverse report monitoring postmarketing. Despite widespread consumption, there is limited evidence of health benefits related to nutraceutical or supplement use in well-nourished adults. In contrast, a small number of these products have the potential to produce significant toxicity. In addition, patients often do not disclose supplement use to their physicians. Therefore, the risk of adverse drug-supplement interactions is significant. An overview of the major supplement and nutraceutical classes is presented here, together with known toxic effects and the potential for drug interactions.

  14. Determinants of compliance to iron supplementation among ...

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    Jan 28, 2014 ... practice of routine iron supplementation in pregnancy. The major problem with .... elemental iron and 350 μg of folic acid per tablet. Definition of ..... Determinants of adherence to iron/folate supplementation during pregnancy.

  15. Dietary Supplements for Exercise and Athletic Performance

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    ... protein. If needed, protein supplements and protein-fortified food and beverage products can help you get enough protein. Sports- ... protein. If needed, protein supplements and protein-fortified food and beverage products can help you get enough protein. Sports- ...

  16. 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.

  17. Strain measurement based battery testing

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    Xu, Jeff Qiang; Steiber, Joe; Wall, Craig M.; Smith, Robert; Ng, Cheuk

    2017-05-23

    A method and system for strain-based estimation of the state of health of a battery, from an initial state to an aged state, is provided. A strain gauge is applied to the battery. A first strain measurement is performed on the battery, using the strain gauge, at a selected charge capacity of the battery and at the initial state of the battery. A second strain measurement is performed on the battery, using the strain gauge, at the selected charge capacity of the battery and at the aged state of the battery. The capacity degradation of the battery is estimated as the difference between the first and second strain measurements divided by the first strain measurement.

  18. Studies on Drosophila radiosensitive strains

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    Varentsova, E.P.; Zakharov, I.A.

    1976-01-01

    45 of radiosensitive strains of Drosophila melanogaster were isolated by Curly/Lobe technique after EMS treatment of Livadia population males. The lethality of non-Curly late larvae after gamma-irradiation (4000r) characterized radiosensitivity strains. Most of them exhibited higher frequency of the spontaneous dominant lethals (up to 69%). The males of 6 strains were semi-sterile. 5 of these strains exhibited higher frequency of X-chromosome non-disjunction

  19. 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-...

  20. 40 CFR 141.809 - Supplemental treatment.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 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 and...

  1. 43 CFR 7.32 - Supplemental definitions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 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 importance...

  2. Weakly distributive modules. Applications to supplement submodules

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    Abstract. 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 ...

  3. 22 CFR 71.12 - Dietary supplements.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Dietary supplements. 71.12 Section 71.12... Incarcerated Abroad § 71.12 Dietary supplements. (a) Eligibility criteria. A prisoner is considered eligible for the dietary supplement program under the following general criteria: (1) An evaluation by a...

  4. 47 CFR 61.86 - Supplements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 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 date...

  5. 42 CFR 422.102 - Supplemental benefits.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Supplemental benefits. 422.102 Section 422.102... (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM Benefits and Beneficiary Protections § 422.102 Supplemental benefits. (a) Mandatory supplemental benefits. (1) Subject to CMS approval, an MA organization may...

  6. 20 CFR 226.16 - Supplemental annuity.

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    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Supplemental annuity. 226.16 Section 226.16... EMPLOYEE, SPOUSE, AND DIVORCED SPOUSE ANNUITIES Computing an Employee Annuity § 226.16 Supplemental annuity. A supplemental annuity is payable in addition to tiers I and II and the vested dual benefit to an...

  7. Cirurgia cardíaca videoassistida: resultados de um projeto pioneiro no Brasil Video-assisted cardiac surgery: results from a pioneer project in Brazil

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    Robinson Poffo

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Demonstrar as possibilidades da utilização da videotoracoscopia na cirurgia cardíaca com circulação extracorpórea (CEC. MÉTODOS: Entre fevereiro de 2006 e novembro de 2008, 102 pacientes foram submetidos consecutivamente a cirurgia cardíaca minimamente invasiva videoassistida. As doenças cardíacas abordadas foram valvopatia mitral (n=56, aórtica (n=14, comunicação interatrial (n=32, seis pacientes apresentavam insuficiência tricúspide associada e do grupo total, doze tinham fibrilação atrial. A idade variou de 18 a 68 anos, sendo 57 pacientes do sexo feminino. O método cirúrgico constou de canulação arterial e venosa femoral, incisão de quatro a seis centímetros (cm ao nível do 3º ou 4º espaço intercostal direito (EICD, dependendo da doença do paciente, entre as linhas axilar anterior e hemiclavicular direita, sulco mamário ou periareolar direita e toracoscopia. RESULTADOS: Os procedimentos cirúrgicos compreenderam: plastia (n=20 ou troca valvar mitral (n=36; troca valvar aórtica (n=14; atriosseptoplastia com remendo de pericárdio bovino (n=32; plastia valvar tricúspide com anel rígido (n=6; e correção cirúrgica da fibrilação atrial por radiofrequência (n=12. Todas as cirurgias foram realizadas sem intercorrências. Não houve conversão para toracotomia. Dois pacientes evoluíram com fibrilação atrial no pós-operatório. Houve um (0,9% episódio de acidente vascular cerebral, sete dias após a alta hospitalar, e um óbito (0,9% decorrente de síndrome da resposta inflamatória sistêmica (SIRS. CONCLUSÃO: Este trabalho demonstra a abrangência de afecções possíveis de serem abordadas pela videocirurgia cardíaca com CEC, sendo um procedimento seguro, eficaz e com baixa morbidade e mortalidade. A cirurgia cardíaca minimamente invasiva videoassistida já é uma realidade no Brasil, demonstrando excelentes resultados estéticos e funcionaisOBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the possibilities of the

  8. Vitamin supplementation for preventing miscarriage.

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    Balogun, Olukunmi O; da Silva Lopes, Katharina; Ota, Erika; Takemoto, Yo; Rumbold, Alice; Takegata, Mizuki; Mori, Rintaro

    2016-05-06

    Miscarriage is a common complication of pregnancy that can be caused by a wide range of factors. Poor dietary intake of vitamins has been associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, therefore supplementing women with vitamins either prior to or in early pregnancy may help prevent miscarriage. The objectives of this review were to determine the effectiveness and safety of any vitamin supplementation, on the risk of spontaneous miscarriage. We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group Trials Register (6 November 2015) and reference lists of retrieved studies. All randomised and quasi-randomised trials comparing supplementation during pregnancy with one or more vitamins with either placebo, other vitamins, no vitamins or other interventions. We have included supplementation that started prior to conception, periconceptionally or in early pregnancy (less than 20 weeks' gestation). Three review authors independently assessed trials for inclusion, extracted data and assessed trial quality. We assessed the quality of the evidence using the GRADE approach. The quality of evidence is included for numerical results of outcomes included in the 'Summary of findings' tables. We included a total of 40 trials (involving 276,820 women and 278,413 pregnancies) assessing supplementation with any vitamin(s) starting prior to 20 weeks' gestation and reporting at least one primary outcome that was eligible for the review. Eight trials were cluster-randomised and contributed data for 217,726 women and 219,267 pregnancies in total.Approximately half of the included trials were assessed to have a low risk of bias for both random sequence generation and adequate concealment of participants to treatment and control groups. Vitamin C supplementation There was no difference in the risk of total fetal loss (risk ratio (RR) 1.14, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.92 to 1.40, seven trials, 18,949 women; high-quality evidence); early or late miscarriage (RR 0.90, 95% CI 0.65 to 1

  9. Strain induced adatom correlations

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    Kappus, Wolfgang

    2012-12-01

    A Born-Green-Yvon type model for adatom density correlations is combined with a model for adatom interactions mediated by the strain in elastic anisotropic substrates. The resulting nonlinear integral equation is solved numerically for coverages from zero to a limit given by stability constraints. W, Nb, Ta and Au surfaces are taken as examples to show the effects of different elastic anisotropy regions. Results of the calculation are shown by appropriate plots and discussed. A mapping to superstructures is tried. Corresponding adatom configurations from Monte Carlo simulations are shown.

  10. Strain actuated aeroelastic control

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    Lazarus, Kenneth B.

    1992-01-01

    Viewgraphs on strain actuated aeroelastic control are presented. Topics covered include: structural and aerodynamic modeling; control law design methodology; system block diagram; adaptive wing test article; bench-top experiments; bench-top disturbance rejection: open and closed loop response; bench-top disturbance rejection: state cost versus control cost; wind tunnel experiments; wind tunnel gust alleviation: open and closed loop response at 60 mph; wind tunnel gust alleviation: state cost versus control cost at 60 mph; wind tunnel command following: open and closed loop error at 60 mph; wind tunnel flutter suppression: open loop flutter speed; and wind tunnel flutter suppression: closed loop state cost curves.

  11. Espectro óculo-aurículo-vertebral e malformações cardíacas Oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum and cardiac malformations

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    Rafael Fabiano Machado Rosa

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a frequência e tipos de cardiopatias congênitas em uma amostra de pacientes portadores de espectro óculo-aurículo-vertebral (EOAV, tentando correlacionar a presença desta malformação com suas demais características clínicas e evolução. MÉTODOS: A amostra foi composta por 33 indivíduos, todos atendidos em um mesmo centro, no período de janeiro de 1975 a dezembro de 2007. Vinte e dois deles eram do sexo masculino e 11 do feminino e suas idades variaram de 1 dia a 17 anos. Todos apresentavam avaliação cariotípica normal por bandas GTG. Realizou-se uma coleta de dados referentes à sua história clínica, exame físico e resultado de avaliações complementares. RESULTADOS: Anormalidades cardíacas foram observadas em 13 pacientes (39,4%. Dessas, cinco (38,5% eram do tipo conotruncal, sendo o principal defeito a tetralogia de Fallot (n=2. Malformações não usuais identificadas incluíram o cor triatriatum e a dupla via de entrada de ventrículo esquerdo. Diferenças significativas entre as características clínicas do grupo com e sem cardiopatia foram verificadas somente em relação à idade na primeira avaliação, que foi mais baixa naqueles com malformações cardíacas. Cinco indivíduos foram a óbito, quatro deles portadores desses defeitos. CONCLUSÃO: Malformações cardíacas, em especial dos tipos conotruncal e septal, são frequentes entre pacientes com EOAV. A frequência encontrada em nosso estudo foi estatisticamente similar à da maior parte dos trabalhos descritos na literatura, que oscila de 18% a 58%. As cardiopatias congênitas também representam a principal causa de óbito desses indivíduos. Portanto, uma avaliação cardiológica, especialmente precoce, deveria ser sempre realizada nesses pacientes.OBJECTIVE: To verify the frequency and types of congenital heart defects in a sample of patients with oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum (OAVS, in an effort to correlate presence of these

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. Discordância de apresentação da doença celíaca em gêmeos monozigóticos

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    Magda Bahia

    2010-03-01

    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

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

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    Michelle Soares Rauen

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    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

  16. 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.

  17. Population Genetic Structure of Listeria monocytogenes Strains as Determined by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis and Multilocus Sequence Typing

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    Henri, Clémentine; Félix, Benjamin; Guillier, Laurent

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    on the basis of different pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) clusters, serotypes, and strain origins and typed by multilocus sequence typing (MLST), and the MLST results were supplemented with MLST data available from Institut Pasteur, representing human and additional food strains from France....... The distribution of sequence types (STs) was compared between food and clinical strains on a panel of 675 strains. High congruence between PFGE and MLST was found. Out of 73 PFGE clusters, the two most prevalent corresponded to ST9 and ST121. Using original statistical analysis, we demonstrated that (i...

  18. Particle Suspension Mechanisms - Supplemental Material

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    Dillon, M B

    2011-03-03

    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.

  19. Nutritional supplementation for Alzheimer's disease?

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    Shea, Thomas B; Remington, Ruth

    2015-03-01

    Evidence for the benefit of nutrition in Alzheimer's disease continues to accumulate. Many studies with individual vitamins or supplements show marginal, if any, benefit. However, new findings with combinatorial formulations demonstrate improvement in cognitive performance and behavioral difficulties that accompany Alzheimer's disease. Herein, we review some of the most recent clinical advances and summarize supportive preclinical studies. We present novel positive effects on Alzheimer's disease derived from diet, trace elements, vitamins and supplements. We discuss the inherent difficulty in conducting nutritional studies because of the variance in participants' nutritional history, versus pharmacological interventions in which participants are naive to the intervention. We examine the evidence that epigenetics play a role in Alzheimer's disease and how nutritional intervention can modify the key epigenetic events to maintain or improve cognitive performance. Overall consideration of the most recent collective evidence suggests that the optimal approach for Alzheimer's disease would seem to combine early, multicomponent nutritional approaches (a Mediterranean-style diet, multivitamins and key combinatorial supplements), along with lifestyle modifications such as social activity and mental and physical exercise, with ultimate addition of pharmacological agents when warranted.

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

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    Marcelo Villaça Lima

    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.

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

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    Cristiana Santos Andreoli

    2013-06-01

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Dolor Cráneo-facial como Síntoma Aislado de Isquemia Cardíaca: Estudio prospectivo y multicéntrico

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    Marcelo Kreiner

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Antecedentes. El dolor craneofacial puede ser el único síntoma de una isquemia cardíaca. El fracaso en reconocer el origen cardíaco de dicho dolor puede poner en riesgo la vida del paciente. Los autores realizaron un estudio para revelar la prevalencia, la distribución y las diferencias entre sexos en lo que respecta al dolor craneofacial de origen cardíaco. Métodos. Los autores seleccionaron de forma prospectiva pacientes consecutivos (n= 186 que habían presentado un episodio isquémico cardíaco verificado. Estudiaron en detalle la localización y distribución del dolor craneofacial e intraoral. Resultados. El dolor cráneofacial fue el único síntoma durante el episodio isquémico en 11 pacientes (6%, tres de los cuales presentaron un infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM. Otros 60 pacientes (32% comunicaron dolor cráneofacial concomitantemente a dolor en otras regiones. Las localizaciones más frecuentes del dolor cráneofacial fueron la garganta, la región mandibular izquierda, la región mandibular derecha, la articulación temporomandibular izquierda / oído y dientes. El dolor cráneofacial se manifestó de forma predominante en mujeres (P= 0,031 y fue el síntoma dominante en ambos sexos en ausencia de dolor torácico. Conclusiones. El dolor cráneofacial es inducido frecuentemente por isquemia cardíaca. Esta causa debe tenerse en cuenta en el diagnóstico diferencial del dolor dental y orofacial. Implicaciones clínicas. Debido a que los pacientes que tienen un IAM sin dolor torácico corren un mayor riesgo de no ser correctamente diagnosticados y de muerte, el alerta del clínico sobre esta sintomatología puede ser crucial para el diagnóstico precoz y un rápido tratamiento

  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. Why US children use dietary supplements

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

    2013-01-01

    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% of children; many different reasons were given as follows: to “improve overall health” (41%), to “maintain health” (37%), for “supplementing the diet” (23%), to “prevent health problems” (20%), and to “boost immunity” (14%). Most children (~90%) who use dietary supplements use a multivitamin–mineral or multivitamin product. Supplement users tend to be non-Hispanic white, have higher family incomes, report more physical activity, and have health insurance. Only a small group of supplements used by children (15%) were based on the recommendation of a physician or other health care provider. Conclusion: Most supplements used by children are not under the recommendation of a health care provider. The most common reasons for use of supplements in children are for health promotion, yet little scientific data support this notion in nutrient-replete children. PMID:24002333

  7. Assessing patients' attitudes towards dietary supplements.

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    Wierzejska, Regina; Jarosz, Mirosław; Siuba, Magdalena; Rambuszek, Michał

    2014-01-01

    There is currently many over the counter products on the market that exert nutritional or physiological effects on the human body. The differences between dietary supplements and non-prescription drugs are however poorly understood by the average consumer and may thus affect their expectations as to the desired effect produced on the body. To evaluate patients' knowledge and attitudes towards dietary supplements as compared to non-prescription drugs. Subjects were 335 patients of the Mazowiecki Voivodeship Hospital in Warsaw, Poland. The data were collected from a face-to-face interview using a single and multiple choice questionnaire with 10 questions on dietary supplements. Statistical analysis used the Chi-square (χ2) test. The majority of respondents were found to be familiar with the term 'dietary supplements', but had difficulties in classifying these products into appropriate categories. Over 55% do not consider dietary supplements to be foodstuffs and more than 40% considered such products to be drugs. Most respondents thought that the main purpose of taking dietary supplements is to improve nutrition, but over one third expected them to also treat disease. Over 70% declared taking notice to which category the non-prescription products they bought belongs to ie. whether non-prescription drugs (medicinal products) or dietary supplements. Many patients mistakenly believe that dietary supplements are drugs and can be used to treat disease and health disorders. dietary supplements, opinion on dietary supplements, nutrition, dietary supplement vs. medicinal product.

  8. 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.

  9. Drenagem anômala total das veias pulmonares, em sua forma infracardíaca: desafio diagnóstico Infracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage: a diagnostic challenge

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    Célia M. C. Silva

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available No período neonatal, a drenagem anômala total das veias pulmonares, em sua forma infracardíaca, pode ser erroneamente diagnosticada como desconforto respiratório decorrente de diferentes etiologias. No pré-operatório, a ecocardiografia bidimensional com Doppler orientado pelo mapeamento de fluxo em cores pode definir o local exato da drenagem e o padrão de retorno venoso pulmonar, permitindo, dessa forma, que a cirurgia cardíaca seja realizada imediatamente antes que ocorra qualquer dano clínico.Infracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage can be erroneously diagnosed as respiratory distress of several different etiologies during the neonatal period. A cross-sectional echocardiography study with Doppler color flow mapping can preoperatively determine the precise drainage site and pulmonary venous return pattern, thereby allowing cardiac surgery to be performed promptly, prior to any clinical deterioration.

  10. Arabidopsis calmodulin-like protein CML36 is a calcium (Ca2+) sensor that interacts with the plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase isoform ACA8 and stimulates its activity.

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    Astegno, Alessandra; Bonza, Maria Cristina; Vallone, Rosario; La Verde, Valentina; D'Onofrio, Mariapina; Luoni, Laura; Molesini, Barbara; Dominici, Paola

    2017-09-08

    Calmodulin-like (CML) proteins are major EF-hand-containing, calcium (Ca 2+ )-binding proteins with crucial roles in plant development and in coordinating plant stress tolerance. Given their abundance in plants, the properties of Ca 2+ sensors and identification of novel target proteins of CMLs deserve special attention. To this end, we recombinantly produced and biochemically characterized CML36 from Arabidopsis thaliana We analyzed Ca 2+ and Mg 2+ binding to the individual EF-hands, observed metal-induced conformational changes, and identified a physiologically relevant target. CML36 possesses two high-affinity Ca 2+ /Mg 2+ mixed binding sites and two low-affinity Ca 2+ -specific sites. Binding of Ca 2+ induced an increase in the α-helical content and a conformational change that lead to the exposure of hydrophobic regions responsible for target protein recognition. Cation binding, either Ca 2+ or Mg 2+ , stabilized the secondary and tertiary structures of CML36, guiding a large structural transition from a molten globule apo-state to a compact holoconformation. Importantly, through in vitro binding and activity assays, we showed that CML36 interacts directly with the regulative N terminus of the Arabidopsis plasma membrane Ca 2+ -ATPase isoform 8 (ACA8) and that this interaction stimulates ACA8 activity. Gene expression analysis revealed that CML36 and ACA8 are co-expressed mainly in inflorescences. Collectively, our results support a role for CML36 as a Ca 2+ sensor that binds to and modulates ACA8, uncovering a possible involvement of the CML protein family in the modulation of plant-autoinhibited Ca 2+ pumps. © 2017 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

  11. Necessidades e expectativas do paciente em pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca: avaliação de uma abordagem da prática

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    Joséte Luzia Leite

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    Full Text Available As autoras, mediante observação em trinta pacientes em pós-operatório de Cirurgia Cardíaca, procuraram identificar as expectativas e necessidades dos mesmos ao tem po em que analisaram a assistência prestada pelo enfermeiro. A partir de suas experiências como docente e enfermeiras, avaliaram a prática profissional voltadas principalmente para aquelas necessidades identificadas.

  12. Colony Dimorphism in Bradyrhizobium Strains

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    Sylvester-Bradley, Rosemary; Thornton, Philip; Jones, Peter

    1988-01-01

    Ten isolates of Bradyrhizobium spp. which form two colony types were studied; the isolates originated from a range of legume species. The two colony types differed in the amount of gum formed or size or both, depending on the strain. Whole 7-day-old colonies of each type were subcultured to determine the proportion of cells which had changed to the other type. An iterative computerized procedure was used to determine the rate of switching per generation between the two types and to predict proportions reached at equilibrium for each strain. The predicted proportions of the wetter (more gummy) or larger colony type at equilibrium differed significantly between strains, ranging from 0.9999 (strain CIAT 2383) to 0.0216 (strain CIAT 2469), because some strains switched faster from dry to wet (or small to large) and others switched faster from wet to dry (or large to small). Predicted equilibrium was reached after about 140 generations in strain USDA 76. In all but one strain (CIAT 3030) the growth rate of the wetter colony type was greater than or similar to that of the drier type. The mean difference in generation time between the two colony types was 0.37 h. Doubling times calculated for either colony type after 7 days of growth on the agar surface ranged from 6.0 to 7.3 h. The formation of two persistent colony types by one strain (clonal or colony dimorphism) may be a common phenomenon among Bradyrhizobium strains. Images PMID:16347599

  13. An electron diffraction and bond valence sum study of the space group symmetries and structures of the photocatalytic 1:1 ordered A2InNbO6 double perovskites (A=Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+)

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    Ting, V.; Liu, Y.; Withers, R.L.; Krausz, E.

    2004-01-01

    A careful investigation has been carried out into the space group symmetries, structures and crystal chemistries of the 1:1 B-site ordered double perovskites A 2 InNbO 6 (A=Ca 2+ , Sr 2+ , Ba 2+ ) using a combination of bond valence sum calculations, powder XRD and electron diffraction. A recent investigation of these compounds by Yin et al. reported a random distribution of In 3+ and Nb 5+ ions onto the perovskite B-site positions of these compounds and hence Pm3-barm (a=a p , subscript p for parent perovskite sub-structure) space group symmetry for the A=Ba and Sr compounds and Pnma (a=a p +b p , b=-a p +b p , c=2c p ) space group symmetry for the A=Ca compound. A careful electron diffraction study, however, shows that both the A=Ca and Sr compounds occur at room temperature in P12 1 /n1 (a=a p +b p , b=-a p +b p , c=2c p ) perovskite-related superstructure phases while the A=Ba compound occurs in the Fm3-barm, a=2a p , elpasolite structure type. Bond valence sum calculations are used to explain why this should be so as well as to provide a useful first-order approximation to the structures of each of the compounds

  14. Efeito da respiração diafragmática sobre a variabilidade da frequência cardíaca na doença cardíaca isquêmica com diabete Efecto de la respiración diafragmática sobre la variabilidad de la frecuencia cardiaca en la enfermedad cardiaca isquémica con diabetes Effect of diaphragmatic breathing on heart rate variability in ischemic heart disease with diabetes

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    Anupama Bangra Kulur; Nagaraja Haleagrahara; Prabha Adhikary; P. S. Jeganathan

    2009-01-01

    FUNDAMENTO: A diminuição da variabilidade da frequência cardíaca (VFC) está associada com um prognóstico desfavorável em pacientes com doença cardíaca isquêmica (DCI) e diabete. Ainda não foi provado em definitivo se a mudança no padrão respiratório pode modificar o fator de risco nesses pacientes. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da respiração diafragmática sobre a VFC em pacientes diabéticos com DCI. MÉTODOS: A população do estudo consistiu em 145 pacientes do sexo masculino selecionados ao acaso...

  15. Evaluation of congruence among dietary supplement use and motivation for supplementation in young, Canadian athletes.

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    Parnell, Jill A; Wiens, Kristin; Erdman, Kelly Anne

    2015-01-01

    Dietary supplement use is endemic in young athletes; however, it is unclear if their choices are congruent with their motivation for supplementation and the established benefits of the dietary supplements. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships between dietary supplement use and self-reported rationale in young athletes. Canadian athletes (n = 567; 11-25 years; 76% club or provincial level, 24% national or higher) completed a questionnaire designed to assess supplementation patterns and motivation for supplementation. Chi square tests examined associations between dietary supplements and self-reported rationale for use. Vitamin and mineral supplements, including vitamin-enriched water, were associated with several health- and performance- related reasons (p performance reasons, as were performance foods (protein powder, sport bars, sport gels, etc.). Plant extracts and fatty acids were primarily associated with health reasons, particularly immune support (p performance rationales and supplementation for common ergogenic aids, however, less so for vitamin and mineral supplements, vitamin-enriched water, and plant extracts. Incongruences were found between fatty acids, protein supplements, vitamin and mineral supplements, vitamin-enriched water, and plant extracts and health motivators for supplementation. Educational interventions are essential to ensure young athletes are using dietary supplements safely and effectively.

  16. 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)...

  17. 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

    2004-08-01

    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

  18. 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.

  19. Response to 'Comments on the uncertainties in isotope patterns of molecules' by J. Meija and Z. Mester (doi:10.1016/j.aca.2010.09.029)

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    Garcia Alonso, J.I.; Rodriguez-Gonzalez, P.

    2011-01-01

    This manuscript presents a response to a recently published article in Analytica Chimica Acta by J. Meija and Z. Mester ( (doi:10.1016/j.aca.2010.09.029)) in which the authors comment on some aspects of our previous work entitled 'Determination of the uncertainties in the theoretical mass isotopomer distribution of molecules' Anal. Chim. Acta 664 (2010) 68-76. We present here new arguments to support our previous findings and to clarify some aspects regarding to the calculation of the uncertainty of isotope patterns. The uncertainty calculations proposed by Meija and Mester for carbon-only clusters have been compared with our previously developed first-order model based on the spreadsheet approach described by Kragten (J. Kragten, Analyst 119 (1994) 2161). The results obtained in this comparison demonstrate that the Kragten procedure can be applied safely for the calculation of the uncertainties in the mass isotopomer distribution of molecules when the u average value is calculated. In addition the procedure provides good results even when the first-order error propagation law failed for some particular cases (C 93 and C 186 clusters).

  20. Diagnósticos e intervenções de enfermagem para pacientes portadores de insuficiência cardíaca congestiva utilizando a CIPE®

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    Angela Amorim de Araújo

    Full Text Available Estudo exploratório-descritivo, desenvolvido com o objetivo de construir afirmativas de diagnósticos e intervenções de enfermagem para pacientes portadores de insuficiência cardíaca congestiva. Para tanto, foram identificados na CIPE® 53 termos do eixo foco, que nortearam a construção dessas afirmativas utilizando as diretrizes do Conselho Internacional de Enfermeiros e a ISO 18.104. Foram construídas 92 afirmativas de diagnósticos de enfermagem, que depois de normalizadas, passaram a 66 e foram separadas de acordo com o modelo fisiopatológico, assim distribuídas: 13 para taquicardia, 20 para dispneia, 19 para edema e 14 para congestão. Para essas afirmativas construíram-se 234 intervenções, levando em consideração os termos do Modelo de Sete Eixos da CIPE®, a literatura da área e a experiência clínica das autoras. Espera-se que as afirmativas de diagnósticos e intervenções de enfermagem elaboradas possam favorecer a avaliação de indivíduos portadores de ICC e a construção de um subconjunto terminológico da CIPE®.

  1. Aspectos da miocardite em chagásicos crônicos com "megas" e sem "megas" com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva

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    Hipólito de Oliveira Almeida

    1984-06-01

    Full Text Available O estudo microscópico de 20 corações de chagásicos com "megas" e de outros 20 sem "megas" com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva (ICC revelou que tanto a Jibrose quanto o exsudato inflamatório no miocárdio são discretos nos casos de "megas" e geralmente acentuados nos casos de ICC. Considerando-se que nos "megas" a ICC, a hipertrofia do miocárdio e a lesão vorticilar são fenômenos raros, nossos achados (atuais e anteriores sugerem que estes estejam relacionados principalmente com a agressão inflamatória ao miocárdio ventricular, uma vez que a desnervação é, geralmente, mais acentuada nos casos de "megas" que nos de ICC.The study of 20 hearts from chagasic patients with "megas " and of others 20 from chagasics without "megas" with heart failure, shows that both, myocardial Jibrosis and inflammatory exudate are light in cases with "megas" and severe in group with heart failure. In chagasic with "megas" the myocardial hypertrophy, the apical lesion and the cardiac insufficiency are infrequent. Ourfindings suggest that they are related to the myocardial ventricular inflammation and not to the cardiac denervation. This latter is more severe in cases of "megas" than in cases of congestive heart failure without "megas".

  2. 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.

  3. Heart valve papillary fibroelastoma associated with cardioembolic cerebral events Fibroelastoma papilífero de valva cardíaca associado a eventos cerebrais cardioembólicos

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    Luciano Cabral Albuquerque

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Papillary fibroelastomas of the heart valves are benign, slow-growing, rare tumors of the heart. This tumor represents a potential cause of systemic embolism, stroke, myocardial infarction and sudden death. Early diagnosis is very important, as surgical excision of these tumors can prevent cerebrovascular and cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is usually made by transesophageal echocardiogram. We describe two cases of patients with papillary fibroelastomas causing cardioembolic cerebral events, which underwent successful surgical treatment. The authors present a brief review of the literature.Fibroelastoma papilífero é um tumor benigno, raro e de crescimento lento, que geralmente tem origem no endocárdio das valvas cardíacas. Este tumor representa uma causa potencial de embolia sistêmica, infarto agudo do miocárdio, acidente vascular cerebral e morte súbita. O diagnóstico precoce é fundamental, já que a excisão cirúrgica pode evitar complicações cerebrovasculares e cardiovasculares. O diagnóstico geralmente é feito pelo ecocardiograma transesofágico. Neste trabalho, são descritos dois casos de pacientes com fibroelastoma papilífero de valva aórtica, causando eventos cerebrais cardioembólicos, que foram submetidos com sucesso a tratamento cirúrgico. Apresenta-se, ainda, uma sucinta revisão da literatura.

  4. Angústia hipocondríaca e o eterno retorno do presente: considerações a partir do filme Sinédoque, New York

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    Thaís Klein

    Full Text Available Resumo A partir de questionamentos levantados pelo filme Sinédoque, New York (2008, pretende-se discutir a articulação da angústia hipocondríaca com a temporalidade. Observa-se que no filme o recurso do flashback não é utilizado; a temporalidade, que se instaura diante da angústia relacionada a sintomas hipocondríacos do personagem, calca-se em um presente absoluto. A hipocondria foi considerada por Freud uma neurose atual e a angústia a ela articulada opera como a contrapartida afetiva do encontro com o desamparo gerado pelo desfacelamento da imagem corporal. Estamos, portanto, diante da face traumática desse afeto que torna a ser discutido no contexto das neuroses traumáticas e mediante o conceito de angústia automática em 1926. A partir de então, a questão da atualidade dos sintomas, já indicada nas neuroses atuais, ganha um novo sentido: trata-se de uma problemática que não pôde ser representada e, por isso, insiste, instaurando eterno retorno do presente.

  5. 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 L.; Baekgaard, Lone; Palmgren, Michael G.; Nissen, Poul

    2010-01-01

    Plant plasma-membrane Ca 2+ -ATPase is regulated via binding of calmodulin to its autoinhibitory N-terminal domain. In this study, the expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of this protein complex from A. thaliana are reported. 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, for presynaptic and postsynaptic Ca 2+ regulation in neurons, feedback signalling in the heart and sperm motility. In the resting state, PMCAs are autoinhibited by binding of their C-terminal (in mammals) or N-terminal (in plants) tail to two major intracellular loops. Activation requires the binding 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 crystals belonged to space group C2, with unit-cell parameters a = 176.8, b = 70.0, c = 69.8 Å, β = 113.2°. A complete data set was collected to 3.0 Å resolution and structure determination is in progress in order to elucidate the mechanism of PMCA activation by calmodulin

  6. Low-temperature magnetic ordering in the perovskites Pr 1-xA xCoO 3 (A=Ca, Sr)

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    Deac, Iosif G.; Tetean, Romulus; Balasz, Istvan; Burzo, Emil

    2010-05-01

    The magnetic and electrical properties of polycrystalline Pr 1-xA xCoO 3 cobaltites with A=Ca, Sr and 0≤ x≤0.5 were studied in the temperature range 4 K≤ T≤1000 K and field up to 7 T. The X-ray analyses show the presence of only one phase having monoclinic or orthorhombic symmetry. The magnetic measurements indicate that the Ca-doped samples have at low temperatures, similar properties to the frustrated magnetic materials. PrCoO 3 is a paramagnetic insulator in the range from 4 to 1000 K. The Sr-doped cobaltites exhibit two phase transitions: a paramagnetic-ferromagnetic (or magnetic phase separated state) phase transition at about 240 K and a second one at about 100 K. The magnetic measurements suggest the presence of magnetic clusters and a change in the nature of magnetic coupling between Co ions at low temperatures. A semiconducting type behavior and high negative magnetoresistance was found for the Ca-doped samples, while the Sr-doped ones were metallic and with negligible magnetoresistance. The results are analyzed in the frame of a phase separation scenario in the presence of the spin-state transitions of Co ions.

  7. Athletes and Supplements: Prevalence and Perspectives.

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    Garthe, Ina; Maughan, Ronald J

    2018-03-01

    In elite sport, where opponents are evenly matched, small factors can determine the outcome of sporting contests. Not all athletes know the value of making wise nutrition choices, but anything that might give a competitive edge, including dietary supplements, can seem attractive. Between 40% and 100% of athletes typically use supplements, depending on the type of sport, level of competition, and the definition of supplements. However, unless the athlete has a nutrient deficiency, supplementation may not improve performance and may have a detrimental effect on both performance and health. Dietary supplements are classified as a subcategory of food, so manufacturers are not required to provide evidence of product safety and efficacy, nor obtain approval from regulatory bodies before marketing supplements. This creates the potential for health risks, and serious adverse effects have been reported from the use of some dietary supplements. Athletes who compete in sports under an anti-doping code must also realize that supplement use exposes them to a risk of ingesting banned substances or precursors of prohibited substances. Government systems of regulations do not include specific laboratory testing for banned substances according to the WADA list, so a separate regulatory framework to evaluate supplements for their risk of provoking a failed doping test is needed. In the high-performance culture typical of elite sport, athletes may use supplements regardless of possible risks. A discussion around medical, physiological, cultural, and ethical questions may be warranted to ensure that the athlete has the information needed to make an informed choice.

  8. 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

  9. Single-species versus dual-species probiotic supplementation as an emerging therapeutic strategy for obesity.

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    Karimi, G; Jamaluddin, R; Mohtarrudin, N; Ahmad, Z; Khazaai, H; Parvaneh, M

    2017-10-01

    Recent studies have reported beneficial effects of specific probiotics on obesity. However, the difference in the anti-obesity effects of probiotics as single species and dual species is still uncertain. Therefore, we aimed to compare the efficacy of single and dual species of bacteria on markers of obesity in high-fat diet-induced obese rats. A total of 40 male Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned to one of five groups of varying diets as follows: standard diet, high fat diet (HFD), HFD supplemented with Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota, HFD supplemented with Bifidobacterium longum and HFD supplemented with a mixture of these two bacterial species. After 15 weeks of supplementation, the animals were examined for changes in body weight, body fat, total count of bacteria in fecal, blood serum lipid profile, leptin, adiponectin and inflammatory biomarkers. Histological analysis of the liver and adipose tissue was performed and the hepatic mRNA expression levels of genes related to lipid metabolism were measured. It was found that probiotic supplementation of either B. longum or a mixture of B. longum and LcS bacteria significantly reduced weight and triglycerides in the HFD groups. Supplementation of B. longum bacteria showed better results in terms of modulating leptin level, fat mass, adipocyte size and lipoprotein lipase expression, as well as increasing adiponectin and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors-γ expression compared to dual species of bacteria. No significant differences were observed in the total count of fecal bacteria, glucose and inflammatory biomarker levels between supplemented groups. B. longum supplementation in obesity was more beneficial in metabolic profile changes than the mixture species. Copyright © 2017 The Italian Society of Diabetology, the Italian Society for the Study of Atherosclerosis, the Italian Society of Human Nutrition, and the Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University. Published by Elsevier B

  10. Strain Pattern in Supercooled Liquids

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    Illing, Bernd; Fritschi, Sebastian; Hajnal, David; Klix, Christian; Keim, Peter; Fuchs, Matthias

    2016-11-01

    Investigations of strain correlations at the glass transition reveal unexpected phenomena. The shear strain fluctuations show an Eshelby-strain pattern [˜cos (4 θ ) /r2 ], characteristic of elastic response, even in liquids, at long times. We address this using a mode-coupling theory for the strain fluctuations in supercooled liquids and data from both video microscopy of a two-dimensional colloidal glass former and simulations of Brownian hard disks. We show that the long-ranged and long-lived strain signatures follow a scaling law valid close to the glass transition. For large enough viscosities, the Eshelby-strain pattern is visible even on time scales longer than the structural relaxation time τ and after the shear modulus has relaxed to zero.

  11. Lesão da artéria ilíaca esquerda durante laminectomia lombar: relato de caso Lesión de la arteria ilíaca izquierda durante laminectomia lombar: relato de caso Left iliac artery injury during lumbar laminectomy: case report

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    Wanderley Rodrigues Moreira

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Lesão da artéria ilíaca é uma ocorrência rara em laminectomias, porém, muito grave. O objetivo deste relato é apresentar um caso de lesão da artéria ilíaca esquerda, em paciente submetido a laminectomia lombar sob raquianestesia, que se manifestou clinicamente no pós-operatório imediato, sete horas após o início da cirurgia. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo masculino, estado físico ASA I, 31 anos, 68 kg, foi submetido à laminectomia lombar em decúbito ventral sob raquianestesia em L2-L3, com bupivacaína hiperbárica a 0,5% (20 mg e fentanil 25 µg. A cirurgia transcorreu normalmente e sete horas após o seu início, já no pós-operatório, o paciente apresentou hipotensão arterial, taquicardia, agitação e dor abdominal difusa. A tomografia abdominal mostrou aspecto compatível com hematoma retroperitoneal e a laparotomia exploradora revelou lesão da artéria ilíaca comum esquerda. Após a laparotomia, o paciente evoluiu bem. CONCLUSÕES: Na dependência do posicionamento e do estado físico, técnicas de anestesia geral se impõem. O caso chama atenção para o fato de que qualquer técnica anestésica que tenha sido realizada, o sangramento no campo operatório pode não ser real, na vigência de uma lesão vascular, porque este sangramento pode ser tardio. No presente caso, a manifestação clínica ocorreu sete horas após o início da cirurgia, quando o paciente já estava recuperado da anestesia. No entanto, o fenômeno (hipotensão arterial poderia ter ocorrido no per-operatório.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Lesión de la arteria ilíaca es una ocurrencia rara en laminectomias, no obstante, muy grave. El objetivo de este relato es presentar un caso de lesión de la arteria ilíaca izquierda, en paciente sometido a laminectomia lombar sobre raquianestesia, que se manifestó clínicamente en el pós-operatorio inmediato, siete horas después del inicio de la cirugía. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente

  12. Hydrogen production from microbial strains

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    Harwood, Caroline S; Rey, Federico E

    2012-09-18

    The present invention is directed to a method of screening microbe strains capable of generating hydrogen. This method involves inoculating one or more microbes in a sample containing cell culture medium to form an inoculated culture medium. The inoculated culture medium is then incubated under hydrogen producing conditions. Once incubating causes the inoculated culture medium to produce hydrogen, microbes in the culture medium are identified as candidate microbe strains capable of generating hydrogen. Methods of producing hydrogen using one or more of the microbial strains identified as well as the hydrogen producing strains themselves are also disclosed.

  13. Asymptomatic bacteriuria Escherichia coli strains

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

    2006-01-01

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect millions of people each year. Escherichia coli is the most common organism associated with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) in humans. Persons affected by ABU may carry a particular E. coli strain for extended periods of time without any symptoms. In contrast...... 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...

  14. Origem, ramificação e distribuição da artéria celíaca no tucano-de-bico-verde (Ramphastos dicolorus Linnaeus, 1766

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    Full Text Available O tucano-de-bico-verde (Ramphastos dicolorus é uma ave encontrada nas florestas tropicais americanas e pertence à Ordem Piciforme, Família Ramphastidae. Neste trabalho objetivou-se descrever a origem, a ramificação e a distribuição da artéria celíaca do tucano-de-bico-verde. Foram utilizados três espécimes provenientes do Criatório Científico e Cultural de Poços de Caldas, MG (IBAMA, 2.31.94-00006, doados após óbito por causas naturais. As aves tiveram a artéria isquiática direita canulada para injeção de solução de látex corado, e após fixação em solução de formol a 10% foram dissecadas. A artéria celíaca originou-se a partir da porção descendente da aorta, emitindo como primeiro ramo colateral a artéria pró-ventricular dorsal. Esta emitiu ramos esofágicos e continuou-se como artéria gástrica dorsal, de aspecto tortuoso, terminando em anastomose com a artéria gástrica direita. Após curto trajeto, a artéria celíaca formou dois ramos colaterais, o esquerdo e o direito. O ramo esquerdo logo se ramificou formando a artéria pró-ventricular ventral com seus ramos esofágicos, artéria gástrica esquerda, que originou a artéria hepática esquerda, e finalmente a artéria gastroduodenal, que emitiu as artérias gástricas ventrais e duodenais. O ramo direito da artéria celíaca emitiu as artérias lienais e hepática direita, continuando-se como artéria pancreático-duodenal. Esta formou a artéria pilórica dorsal, duas artérias gástricas direitas, vários ramos duodenais, pancreáticos e a artéria duodeno-jejunal. Assim, a artéria celíaca nos três espécimes de tucano-de-bico-verde, exibiu um arranjo que se assemelha tanto ao descrito em aves domésticas quanto ao de aves silvestres.

  15. Fermentation of Agave tequilana juice by Kloeckera africana: influence of amino-acid supplementations.

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    Valle-Rodríguez, Juan Octavio; Hernández-Cortés, Guillermo; Córdova, Jesús; Estarrón-Espinosa, Mirna; Díaz-Montaño, Dulce María

    2012-02-01

    This study aimed to improve the fermentation efficiency of Kloeckera africana K1, in tequila fermentations. We investigated organic and inorganic nitrogen source requirements in continuous K. africana fermentations fed with Agave tequilana juice. The addition of a mixture of 20 amino-acids greatly improved the fermentation efficiency of this yeast, increasing the consumption of reducing sugars and production of ethanol, compared with fermentations supplemented with ammonium sulfate. The preference of K. africana for each of the 20 amino-acids was further determined in batch fermentations and we found that asparagine supplementation increased K. africana biomass production, reducing sugar consumption and ethanol production (by 30, 36.7 and 45%, respectively) over fermentations supplemented with ammonium sulfate. Therefore, asparagine appears to overcome K. africana nutritional limitation in Agave juice. Surprisingly, K. africana produced a high concentration of ethanol. This contrasts to poor ethanol productivities reported for other non-Saccharomyces yeasts indicating a relatively high ethanol tolerance for the K. africana K1 strain. Kloeckera spp. strains are known to synthesize a wide variety of volatile compounds and we have shown that amino-acid supplements influenced the synthesis by K. africana of important metabolites involved in the bouquet of tequila. The findings of this study have revealed important nutritional limitations of non-Saccharomyces yeasts fermenting Agave tequilana juice, and have highlighted the potential of K. africana in tequila production processes.

  16. Bioprospecting of powdered pineapple rind as an organic supplement of composted sawdust for Pleurotus ostreatus mushroom cultivation.

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    Narh Mensah, Deborah L; Addo, Peter; Dzomeku, Matilda; Obodai, Mary

    2018-03-01

    Pineapple rind is a by-product of the pineapple processing industry and contains nutrients and other compounds which must be utilized as a bioresource for socio-economic benefits while preventing the potential problems of improper agroindustrial biomass disposal methods. Pleurotus ostreatus is an edible oyster mushroom with medicinal properties and can be cultivated on various agroindustrial biomass, including sawdust containing supplements. Pineapple rind was powdered and used as a supplement of composted sawdust at 2%, 5%, 10%, 12%, 15%, and 20% (w/w) on dry weight basis. A control treatment consisted of composted sawdust supplemented with rice bran at 12% (the most utilized composition in Ghana). P. ostreatus strain EM-1 was cultivated on these treatments. Factors investigated included the spawn run period, yield, fruiting body weight and size, biological efficiency, and nutritional composition (proximate composition and Copper, Zinc and Lead content) of fruiting bodies harvested from selected high-yielding treatments and the control treatment. Full colonization of all treatments occurred by the 34th day of incubation. Enhanced yield, fruiting body weight and size, and biological efficiency were generally recorded with supplementation at lower concentrations (2% and 5%) compared to treatments supplemented at higher concentrations. There was also a supplement concentration-dependent alteration of the nutritional composition of the mushroom. Powdered pineapple rind can be utilized as an organic supplement at relatively low concentrations in composted sawdust for P. ostreatus strain EM-1 cultivation. The use of lower concentrations of powdered pineapple rind in composted sawdust is advantageous as relatively less input will be required to produce higher P. ostreatus strain EM-1 yields. Utilization of pineapple rind for mushroom cultivation will extend the pineapple plant value chain, intensify mushroom production in a sustainable way, and minimize agricultural

  17. [Characteristic of clinical strains of gram-negative obligate anaerobes].

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    Kadzielska, Joanna; Kierzkowska, Marta; Sawicka-Grzelak, Anna; Rokosz, Alicja; Łuczak, Mirosław

    2007-01-01

    The aim of the study was to assess prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility profiles ofGram-negative strictly anaerobic bacteria isolated from clinical specimens taken from hospitalized patients in 2005-2006. Biochemical identification and antibiotic susceptibility were done in an automated system ATB Expression (bioMerieux sa). From 12262 specimens examined 867 strains of obligate anaerobes were isolated. Gram-negative strictly anaerobic bacteria were cultured in number of 138 strains (15,9%). All cultures were performed on Columbia agar and Schaedler agar media (bioMerieux sa) supplemented with 5% sheep blood and incubated at 37 degrees C for 48-120 h in 85% N2, 10% H2, 5% CO2. Most frequently isolated was Bacteroides spp. (41,3%). For this group beta-lactamase activity was evaluated by using nitrocefin disc test (Cefinase BBL, Becton Dickinson and Co., Cockeysville, MD, USA). Production of ESBLs was detected with the use of two disc diffusion methods: the double-disc synergy test (DDST) according to Jarlier et al. and the diagnostic disc (DD) test according to Appleton. ESBLs were produced by 5,3% strains of Bacteroides spp. For all Bacteroides spp. strains MIC values were determined by gradient diffusion method Etest (AB BIODISK, Sweden). ESBLs and MIC were performed on Wilkins-Chalgren solid medium supplemented with 5% sheep blood (Difco Lab., USA) and all plates were incubated at 35 degrees C for 48 hours in 85% N2, 10% H2, 5% CO2. Most Gram-negative obligate anaerobes isolated from clinical specimens are still susceptible to imipenem (100%), metronidazole (99,3%) and beta-lactam antibiotics with beta-lactamase inhibitors: piperacillin/tazobactam (99,3%), ticarcillin/clavulanate (99.3%), amoxicillin/clavulanate (97.8%).

  18. Cyclic strain-induced endothelial MMP-2: role in vascular smooth muscle cell migration

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    Sweeney, Nicholas von Offenberg; Cummins, Philip M.; Birney, Yvonne A.; Redmond, Eileen M.; Cahill, Paul A.

    2004-01-01

    Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play a vital role in vasculature response to hemodynamic stimuli via the degradation of extracellular matrix substrates. In this study, we investigated the putative role of cyclic strain-induced endothelial MMP-2 (and MMP-9) expression and release in modulating bovine aortic smooth muscle cell (BASMC) migration in vitro. Equibiaxial cyclic strain of bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAECs) leads to elevation in cellular MMP-2 (and MMP-9) expression, activity, and secretion into conditioned media, events which were time- and force-dependent. Subsequent incubation of BASMCs with conditioned media from chronically strained BAECs (5%, 24 h) significantly reduces BASMC migration (38 ± 6%), an inhibitory effect which could be completely reversed by targeted siRNA 'knock-down' of MMP-2 (but not MMP-9) expression and activity in BAECs. Moreover, inhibition of strain-mediated MMP-2 expression in BAECs by protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) blockade with genistein (50 μM) was also found to completely reverse this inhibitory effect on BASMC migration. Finally, direct supplementation of recombinant MMP-2 into the BASMC migration assay was found to have no significant effect on migration. However, the effect on BASMC migration of MMP-2 siRNA transfection in BAECs could be reversed by supplementation of recombinant MMP-2 into BAEC media prior to (and for the duration of) strain. These findings reveal a potentially novel role for strain-induced endothelial MMP-2 in regulating vascular SMC migration

  19. Side effects of creatine supplementation in athletes.

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    Francaux, Marc; Poortmans, Jacques R

    2006-01-01

    Context: Allegations about side effects of creatine supplementation by athletes have been published in the popular media and scientific publications. Purpose: To examine the experimental evidence relating to the physiological effects of creatine supplementation. Results: One of the purported effects of oral creatine supplementation is increased muscle mass. A review of the literature reveals a 1.0% to 2.3% increase in body mass, which is attributed to fat-free mass and, more specifically, to ...

  20. Use of Nutrition Supplements for the Elderly

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    Tenglerová, Dana

    2014-01-01

    The primary goal of my thesis was to describe the use of food supplements by seniors. Most seniors use medications prescribed by physicians and some of them also use over-the-counter food supplements that are more easily accessible. Seniors, in particular, are susceptible to considering food supplements to be as efficient as medications under the incessant influence of massive advertising on TV and other media, and many of them are willing to spend considerable amounts from their income on su...

  1. Structuring supplemental materials in support of reproducibility

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    Greenbaum, Dov; Rozowsky, Joel; Stodden, Victoria; Gerstein, Mark

    2017-01-01

    Supplements are increasingly important to the scientific record, particularly in genomics. However, they are often underutilized. Optimally, supplements should make results findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (i.e., ?FAIR?). Moreover, properly off-loading to them the data and detail in a paper could make the main text more readable. We propose a hierarchical organization for supplements, with some parts paralleling and ?shadowing? the main text and other elements branching off f...

  2. Dietary Supplements: Regulatory Challenges and Research Resources

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    Johanna T. Dwyer; Paul M. Coates; Michael J. Smith

    2018-01-01

    Many of the scientific and regulatory challenges that exist in research on the safety, quality and efficacy of dietary supplements are common to all countries as the marketplace for them becomes increasingly global. This article summarizes some of the challenges in supplement science and provides a case study of research at the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health, USA, along with some resources it has developed that are available to all scientists. It includes e...

  3. TL transgenic mouse strains

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    Obata, Y.; Matsudaira, Y.; Hasegawa, H.; Tamaki, H.; Takahashi, T.; Morita, A.; Kasai, K.

    1993-01-01

    As a result of abnormal development of the thymus of these mice, TCR αβ lineage of the T cell differentiation is disturbed and cells belonging to the TCR γδ CD4 - CD8 - double negative (DN) lineage become preponderant. The γδ DN cells migrate into peripheral lymphoid organs and constitute nearly 50% of peripheral T cells. Immune function of the transgenic mice is severely impaired, indicating that the γδ cells are incapable of participating in these reactions. Molecular and serological analyses of T-cell lymphomas reveal that they belong to the γδ lineage. Tg.Tla a -3-1 mice should be useful in defining the role of TL in normal and abnormal T cell differentiation as well as in the development of T-cell lymphomas, and further they should facilitate studies on the differentiation and function of γδ T cells. We isolated T3 b -TL gene from B6 mice and constructed a chimeric gene in which T3 b -TL is driven by the promoter of H-2K b . With the chimeric gene, two transgenic mouse strains, Tg. Con.3-1 and -2 have been derived in C3H background. Both strains express TL antigen in various tissues including skin. The skin graft of transgenic mice on C3H and (B6 X C3H)F 1 mice were rejected. In the mice which rejected the grafts, CD8 + TCRαβ cytotoxic T cells (CTL) against TL antigens were recognized. The recognition of TL by CTL did not require the antigen presentation by H-2 molecules. The results indicated that TL antigen in the skin becomes a transplantation antigen and behaves like a typical allogeneic MHC class I antigen. The facts that (B6 X C3H)F 1 mice rejected the skin expressing T3 b -TL antigen and induced CTL that killed TL + lymphomas of B6 origin revealed that TL antigen encoded by T3 b -TL is recognized as non-self in B6 mice. Experiments are now extended to analyze immune responses to TL antigen expressed on autochthonous T cell lymphomas. (J.P.N.)

  4. Nutrition and Supplementation in Soccer

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    Oliveira, César Chaves; Ferreira, Diogo; Caetano, Carlos; Granja, Diana; Pinto, Ricardo; Mendes, Bruno; Sousa, Mónica

    2017-01-01

    Contemporary elite soccer features increased physical demands during match-play, as well as a larger number of matches per season. Now more than ever, aspects related to performance optimization are highly regarded by both players and soccer coaches. Here, nutrition takes a special role as most elite teams try to provide an adequate diet to guarantee maximum performance while ensuring a faster recovery from matches and training exertions. It is currently known that manipulation and periodization of macronutrients, as well as sound hydration practices, have the potential to interfere with training adaptation and recovery. A careful monitoring of micronutrient status is also relevant to prevent undue fatigue and immune impairment secondary to a deficiency status. Furthermore, the sensible use of evidence-based dietary supplements may also play a role in soccer performance optimization. In this sense, several nutritional recommendations have been issued. This detailed and comprehensive review addresses the most relevant and up-to-date nutritional recommendations for elite soccer players, covering from macro and micronutrients to hydration and selected supplements in different contexts (daily requirements, pre, peri and post training/match and competition). PMID:29910389

  5. Nutrition and Supplementation in Soccer.

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    Oliveira, César Chaves; Ferreira, Diogo; Caetano, Carlos; Granja, Diana; Pinto, Ricardo; Mendes, Bruno; Sousa, Mónica

    2017-05-12

    Contemporary elite soccer features increased physical demands during match-play, as well as a larger number of matches per season. Now more than ever, aspects related to performance optimization are highly regarded by both players and soccer coaches. Here, nutrition takes a special role as most elite teams try to provide an adequate diet to guarantee maximum performance while ensuring a faster recovery from matches and training exertions. It is currently known that manipulation and periodization of macronutrients, as well as sound hydration practices, have the potential to interfere with training adaptation and recovery. A careful monitoring of micronutrient status is also relevant to prevent undue fatigue and immune impairment secondary to a deficiency status. Furthermore, the sensible use of evidence-based dietary supplements may also play a role in soccer performance optimization. In this sense, several nutritional recommendations have been issued. This detailed and comprehensive review addresses the most relevant and up-to-date nutritional recommendations for elite soccer players, covering from macro and micronutrients to hydration and selected supplements in different contexts (daily requirements, pre, peri and post training/match and competition).

  6. Structuring supplemental materials in support of reproducibility.

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    Greenbaum, Dov; Rozowsky, Joel; Stodden, Victoria; Gerstein, Mark

    2017-04-05

    Supplements are increasingly important to the scientific record, particularly in genomics. However, they are often underutilized. Optimally, supplements should make results findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (i.e., "FAIR"). Moreover, properly off-loading to them the data and detail in a paper could make the main text more readable. We propose a hierarchical organization for supplements, with some parts paralleling and "shadowing" the main text and other elements branching off from it, and we suggest a specific formatting to make this structure explicit. Furthermore, sections of the supplement could be presented in multiple scientific "dialects", including machine-readable and lay-friendly formats.

  7. Extraction of the same novel homoglycan mixture from two different strains of Bifidobacterium animalis and three strains of Bifidobacterium breve.

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    Alhudhud, M; Sadiq, S; Ngo, H N; Hidalgo-Cantabrana, C; Ruas-Madiedo, P; van Sinderen, D; Humphreys, P N; Laws, A P

    2018-04-26

    Three strains of Bifidobacterium breve (JCM 7017, JCM 7019 and JCM 2258) and two strains of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (AD011 and A1dOxR) were grown in broth cultures or on plates, and a standard exopolysaccharide extraction method was used in an attempt to recover exocellular polysaccharides. When the extracted materials were analysed by NMR it was clear that mixtures of polysaccharides were being isolated including exopolysaccharides (EPS) cell wall polysaccharides and intracellular polysaccharides. Treatment of the cell biomass from the B. breve strains, or the B. animalis subsp. lactis AD011 strain, with aqueous sodium hydroxide provided a very similar mixture of polysaccharides but without the EPS. The different polysaccharides were partially fractionated by selective precipitation from an aqueous solution upon the addition of increasing percentages of ethanol. The polysaccharides extracted from B. breve JCM 7017 grown in HBM media supplemented with glucose (or isotopically labelled D-glucose-1- 13 C) were characterised using 1D and 2D-NMR spectroscopy. Addition of one volume of ethanol generated a medium molecular weight glycogen (Mw=1×10 5 Da, yield 200 mg/l). The addition of two volumes of ethanol precipitated an intimate mixture of a low molecular weight β-(1→6)-glucan and a low molecular weight β-(1→6)-galactofuranan which could not be separated (combined yield 46 mg/l). When labelled D-glucose-1- 13 C was used as a carbon supplement, the label was incorporated into >95% of the anomeric carbons of each polysaccharide confirming they were being synthesised in situ. Similar 1 H NMR profiles were obtained for polysaccharides recovered from the cells of B. animalis subsp. lactis AD011and A1dOxR (in combination with an EPS), B. breve JCM 7017, B. breve JCM 7019, B. breve JCM 2258 and from an EPS (-ve) mutant of B. breve 7017 (a non-EPS producer).

  8. Nutritionally fastidious Ruminococct $ flovefociens : strains

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    than those obtained in a medium containing rumen fluid. Growth of all strains was remarkably uniform. Where the same inoculum was used, differences in the qualitative com- position of the medium usually had little effect on growth. In contrast, the R. f/avefaciens strains were much more variable in their growth responses.

  9. Haldane model under nonuniform strain

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    Ho, Yen-Hung; Castro, Eduardo V.; Cazalilla, Miguel A.

    2017-10-01

    We study the Haldane model under strain using a tight-binding approach, and compare the obtained results with the continuum-limit approximation. As in graphene, nonuniform strain leads to a time-reversal preserving pseudomagnetic field that induces (pseudo-)Landau levels. Unlike a real magnetic field, strain lifts the degeneracy of the zeroth pseudo-Landau levels at different valleys. Moreover, for the zigzag edge under uniaxial strain, strain removes the degeneracy within the pseudo-Landau levels by inducing a tilt in their energy dispersion. The latter arises from next-to-leading order corrections to the continuum-limit Hamiltonian, which are absent for a real magnetic field. We show that, for the lowest pseudo-Landau levels in the Haldane model, the dominant contribution to the tilt is different from graphene. In addition, although strain does not strongly modify the dispersion of the edge states, their interplay with the pseudo-Landau levels is different for the armchair and zigzag ribbons. Finally, we study the effect of strain in the band structure of the Haldane model at the critical point of the topological transition, thus shedding light on the interplay between nontrivial topology and strain in quantum anomalous Hall systems.

  10. Performance characteristics and physiological response of broiler chickens at finisher stage to oral supplementation with fluted pumpkin, Telfairia occidentalis leaf extract

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    Olufemi ALABI; Mathew AYOOLA; Oyebola AKINOSO

    2017-01-01

    The performance characteristics and physiological response of broiler chickens to oral supplementation with Telfairia occidentalis leaf extract (TOLE) at finisher stage were investigated. One hundred and twenty unsexed broilers of Arbor Acre strain at 28-day-old were randomly divided into four treatment groups of oral supplementation each with three replicates. The treatment groups are: T1=Water (control), T2=Vitalyte, T3=15% TOLE, and T4=30% TOLE. The experiment lasted for 70 days, during wh...

  11. Screening and selection of lactic acid bacteria from calves for designing a species-specific probiotic supplement

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    C. Cantoni

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Probiotic supplementation to animal feeds has become a standard practice in the feed industry especially since European Union banned the use of antibiotics as growth promoters. The aim of this study was to isolate and characterize mainly lactic acid bacteria (LAB from calves, that can be used as feed additive. For this purpose, bacterial strains were recovered from calf faecal samples and characterized using MicroLog™ system, 16s rRNA gene sequencing and Riboprinter™ system. Major representative strains were evaluated for their potential probiotic activity in vitro. Of 145 strains isolated, 3 clonal strains were selected for their potential probiotic activity, namely Lactobacillus animalis DUP5009, Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei DUP13077 and Bacillus coagulans RiboGroup 189-444-S-1. In light of this result these clonal strains can be considered for develop new probiotic products for calves.

  12. Pin clad strains in Phenix

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    Languille, A.

    1979-07-01

    The Phenix reactor has operated for 4 years in a satisfactory manner. The first 2 sub-assembly loadings contained pins clad in solution treated 316. The principal pin strains are: diametral strain (swelling and irradiation creep), ovality and spiral bending of the pin (interaction of wire and pin cluster and wrapper). A pin cluster irradiated to a dose of 80 dpa F reached a pin diameter strain of 5%. This strain is principally due to swelling (low fission gas pressure). The principal parameters governing the swelling are instantaneous dose, time and temperature for a given type of pin cladding. Other types of steel are or will be irradiated in Phenix. In particular, cold-worked titanium stabilised 316 steel should contribute towards a reduction in the pin clad strains and increase the target burn-up in this reactor. (author)

  13. Strain expansion-reduction approach

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    Baqersad, Javad; Bharadwaj, Kedar

    2018-02-01

    Validating numerical models are one of the main aspects of engineering design. However, correlating million degrees of freedom of numerical models to the few degrees of freedom of test models is challenging. Reduction/expansion approaches have been traditionally used to match these degrees of freedom. However, the conventional reduction/expansion approaches are only limited to displacement, velocity or acceleration data. While in many cases only strain data are accessible (e.g. when a structure is monitored using strain-gages), the conventional approaches are not capable of expanding strain data. To bridge this gap, the current paper outlines a reduction/expansion technique to reduce/expand strain data. In the proposed approach, strain mode shapes of a structure are extracted using the finite element method or the digital image correlation technique. The strain mode shapes are used to generate a transformation matrix that can expand the limited set of measurement data. The proposed approach can be used to correlate experimental and analytical strain data. Furthermore, the proposed technique can be used to expand real-time operating data for structural health monitoring (SHM). In order to verify the accuracy of the approach, the proposed technique was used to expand the limited set of real-time operating data in a numerical model of a cantilever beam subjected to various types of excitations. The proposed technique was also applied to expand real-time operating data measured using a few strain gages mounted to an aluminum beam. It was shown that the proposed approach can effectively expand the strain data at limited locations to accurately predict the strain at locations where no sensors were placed.

  14. Plastia valvar mitral na doença cardíaca reumática e degeneração mixomatosa: estudo comparativo

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    PROVENZANO JUNIOR Sylvio Carvalho

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: No Brasil, a maioria das intervenções na valva mitral são devidas à doença cardíaca reumática (DR. Algumas vantagens da plastia mitral em relação à troca valvar são menor mortalidade operatória e tardia, manutenção da geometria e função ventricular esquerda e menor número de eventos relacionados à valva. A evolução da DR, porém, interfere negativamente nos resultados de reconstrução. OBJETIVO: Este trabalho tem como objetivo analisar os resultados da plastia mitral na correção da insuficiência mitral pura em pacientes com DR, tendo como referência pacientes com degeneração mixomatosa (DM. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODO: O estudo foi retrospectivo, baseado em revisão de prontuários de 9 pacientes com DM e 11 com DR submetidos a plastia ou reconstrução valvar mitral entre julho de 1992 e agosto de 1999. Foram realizados 26 procedimentos na valva mitral dos pacientes com DM e 31 naqueles com DR. Anuloplastia com anel maleável de pericárdio bovino foi realizada em 18 (90% pacientes, e apenas duas com anel rígido (uma em cada grupo. Em relação ao reparo de defeitos nas cúspides, foi realizado um total de 24 procedimentos. As técnicas foram ressecção quadrangular (n = 13, encurtamento por trincheira (n = 5, comissurotomia (n = 4, extensão de folheto posterior (n = 3, transposição de corda (n = 3, reposição de corda (n = 2, papilotomia (n = 2, plicatura de corda (n = 1 e dobramento de folheto (n = 1. RESULTADO: O seguimento médio foi de 3,4 anos, e apenas um paciente com DR não compareceu às consultas. Não houve mortalidade hospitalar ou tardia. Um paciente com DR foi reoperado e nenhum no grupo de DM. A taxa de risco linear para reoperação foi de 2,59% por paciente/ano no grupo com DR. Um paciente com DR apresentou endocardite três meses após a operação. Os diâmetros sistólico e diastólico finais de ventrículo esquerdo de ambos os grupos não apresentaram diferença estat

  15. Adaptação nutricional diante da doença celíaca desencadeada pela intolerância ao glúten

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    Francileuda Batista de Almeida

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    Full Text Available A intolerância ao glúten que desencadeia a doença celíaca DC tem analises e estudo a mais de dois séculos, glúten proteína presente nas farinhas, o doente celíaco tem como sintomas distúrbios gastrointestinais ente outros problemas de saúde decorrente de dietas a parti de alimentos que contem glúten. A partir de tais pressupostos, pretendeu-se com o trabalho de revisão, analisar a necessidade de adaptações nutricionais mediante a doença celíaca desencadeada pela intolerância ao glúten. Neste sentido, tem-se que os sintomas apesentam de formas típicas e atípicas. Fatores intrínsecos também contribuem para o problema tais com os imunológicos, genéticos e ambientais. Estudos comprovam que para melhor convivência com o problema o paciente celíaco deve obter todas as informações tanto do corpo clínico que lhe assiste quanto dos exames realizados como e o caso da biopsia do intestino. O tratamento se baseia em ingestão de dieta sem glúten, antes era difícil encontrar no mercado mais hoje já existem formulações sem glúten bolos goma xantana e biscoito de farrinha de palmeia real. Este trabalho descreve em formato de revisão bibliográfica este assunto.Nutritional adaptation faced with celiac disease triggered by intolerance to glutenAbstract: The intolerance to gluten that triggers the DC celiac disease has analysis and study more than two centuries, gluten protein found in flour, the patient celiac has the symptoms gastrointestinal being disorders other health problems due to diet the left of foods containing gluten. Based on these assumptions, it was intended with the revision work, examine the need for nutritional adaptations by celiac disease triggered by intolerance to gluten-. In this sense, it has to be apesentam symptoms of typical and atypical forms. Intrinsic factors also contribute to the problem with such immunological, genetic and environmental. Studies show that for better interaction with the patient

  16. Ausência de desgaste agudo da musculatura esquelética e cardíaca em atletas amadores de triathlon

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    Maria Fátima Glaner

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2009v11n1p37 A creatina quinase (CK e a sua fração músculo-cérebro (CK MB podem estar ligadas a danos no tecido muscular e cardíaco, respectivamente, como conseqüência de exercícios prolongados e intensos. O estudo teve como objetivo verificar se a variação aguda da CK e da CK MB reflete algum risco de desgaste acentuado para a musculatura esquelética e cardíaca, de atletas amadores, após o Ironman 70.3. A amostra foi composta por dez atletas voluntários, masculinos (idade= 34,0 ± 9,2 anos. A amostra de sangue venoso (2mL foi coletada antes e após o Ironman 70.3. Os voluntários completaram o percurso em 5h20min à 6h. A CK e a CK MB foram analisadas pelo método enzimático, usando reagentes Wienner lab, em um espectrofotômetro automático (Targa bt 3000. O teste não paramétrico de Wilcoxon indicou diferenças significativas (p <0,05 entre os períodos pré e pós competição nas variáveis estudadas. Os valores médios foram: CK= 112,23 ± 34,9U/L e 458,0 ± 204,9U/L (Δ%= 418,2; CK MB= 7,4 ± 2,6U/L e 10,8 ± 3,9U/L (Δ%= 153,3, respectivamente, para pré e pós. A variação relativa da CK MB em relação à CK, pré (6,9% e pós competição (2,5%, indicou que este não é um fator tão preocupante durante o exercício extenuante de longa duração, como o Ironman 70.3. Conclui-se que a concentração aguda de CK, logo após o término do exercício extenuante de longa duração, indicou desgaste da musculatura esquelética, porém considerado normal para atletas. Quanto à CK MB, o desgaste da musculatura cardíaca foi inexistente.

  17. Papel do ecocardiograma na avaliação ventricular do coração transplantado versus rejeição cardíaca

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    Gabriel Antonio Stanisci Miguel

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    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.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Effect of Probiotic supplementation on Growth parameters of Osmanabadi Kids

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    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available The study was conducted to assess the effect of probiotic supplementation on growth parameters viz. body weight, body height, chest girth and body length of Osmanabadi kids. A multi-strain commercially available probiotic (Protexin containing Lactobacillus species, Streptococcus species and Yeast was administered orally at a dose rate of 2 gm per 25 kg body weight daily for 2 months to the treatment group. At the end of the first and second week, all the growth parameters were higher in the treatment group as compared to the control group, though the difference was not statistically significant. However, from the third week onwards, all growth parameters were significantly higher in the treatment group as compared to the control group. [Vet. World 2009; 2(1.000: 29-30

  3. 20 CFR 227.2 - Initial supplemental annuity rate.

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    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Initial supplemental annuity rate. 227.2... COMPUTING SUPPLEMENTAL ANNUITIES § 227.2 Initial supplemental annuity rate. The supplemental annuity rate... supplemental annuity rate is $43 for an employee with 30 or more years of service. ...

  4. Effect of melatonin supplementation on pregnancy outcome in Wistar-Kyoto and Sprague-Dawley rats.

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    Singh, Harbindar Jeet; Saleh, Hisham Ibrahim; Gupalo, Sergey; Omar, Effat

    2013-04-25

    Although melatonin supplementation is known to influence numerous physiological functions, little is however known of its effects on pregnancy outcome. This study investigated the effects of melatonin supplementation on pregnancy outcome in Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) and Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats aged 12-13 weeks. Upon confirmation of proestrus, each female rat was housed overnight with a male of the same strain. On the next morning, following confirmation of mating (vaginal smear), WKY female rats were isolated into individual metabolic cages and given 0, 25, 50 or 100 mg/kg per day of melatonin in drinking water from day 1 of pregnancy to day 21 postpartum. SD females were given 0 or 100 mg/kg per day of melatonin. Maternal weight, duration of pregnancy, litter size, birth weight and body weight of pups up to day 42, and pup mortality were recorded. Data were analyzed using ANOVA for repeated measures. Compared to controls, maternal weight gain during pregnancy was significantly lower in melatonin-supplemented dams (P melatonin-supplemented dams (P melatonin (P melatonin was significantly lower than controls (P melatonin respectively, and all pup deaths occurred after day 21 of weaning. The results suggest that melatonin supplementation during antenatal and postpartum period appears to adversely affect litter size, pup growth and mortality in WKY and SD rats. The precise mechanism causing the death is not clear.

  5. Estrogenic Activities of Food Supplements and Beers as Assessed by a Yeast Bioreporter Assay.

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    Omoruyi, Iyekhoetin Matthew; Pohjanvirta, Raimo

    2017-10-31

    Mounting evidence of the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in humans has led to assaying a vast array of food items (processed or packaged) as possible sources of human exposure to estrogens. In this study, we investigated the current situation in this respect of different food supplements and beer brands. Eleven food supplements and 24 beer brands were obtained from Helsinki, Finland. Sample preparation was carried out by established methods while estrogenic activities were assessed by a yeast bioluminescent assay, using two recombinant yeast strains (Saccharomyces cerevisiae BMAEREluc/ERα and S. cerevisiae BMA64/luc). All the food supplements as well as 81% of the beer samples tested were found to be estrogenic, with estradiol equivalent concentrations of food supplements and beer brands ranging from 7.5 to 11.5 µg/ml and from below detection limits to 43.6 ng/ml, respectively. The estrogenic activities detected in beer samples were not dependent on the beer's alcoholic content, the country of production, or the size of the production brewery. The results of our study imply that both food supplements and beers can be a significant source of human exposure to estrogens. Therefore, further studies and regular surveillance are warranted.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Antifibrinolíticos e cirurgia cardíaca com circulação extracorpórea Antifibrinolíticos y cirugía cardíaca con circulación extracorpórea Antifibrinolytics and cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass

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    Ari-Tadeu Lírio dos Santos

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A cirurgia cardíaca é a especialidade cirúrgica que com mais freqüência está associada a sangramento, coagulopatia e necessidade de derivados de sangue. Os agentes farmacológicos aprotinina, ácido epsilon-aminocapróico e ácido tranexâmico são os mais utilizados para auxiliar na hemostasia dos pacientes submetidos à circulação extracorpórea. O objetivo deste trabalho foi apresentar a fisiopatologia do sangramento em cirurgia cardíaca e a atual situação dos antifibrinolíticos quanto à sua eficácia e complicações quando usados nesses procedimentos, dando maior ênfase ao ácido tranexâmico e à aprotinina. CONTEÚDO: São discutidos os mecanismos pelos quais a circulação extracorpórea provoca alteração na hemostasia e de que maneira os antifibrinolíticos agem para diminuir o sangramento e o uso de sangue alogênico em cirurgia cardíaca. É dada ênfase ao problema do tromboembolismo que pode ocorrer com o emprego desses antifibrinolíticos, com revisão da literatura. CONCLUSÃO: A fibrinólise é um dos principais fatores relacionados com o aumento do sangramento em cirurgia cardíaca com circulação extracorpórea. A inibição da fibrinólise, juntamente com a preservação da função plaquetária, é, provavelmente, o mecanismo pelo qual os antifibrinolíticos diminuem o sangramento. O emprego desses fármacos reduz o sangramento em cirurgia cardíaca com circulação extracorpórea num percentual que pode chegar a 50%. Com relação à preocupação com o tromboembolismo, os ácidos tranexâmico e epsilon-aminocapróico são opções que oferecem maior segurança que a aprotinina.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La cirugía cardiaca es la especialidad quirúrgica que más frecuentemente está asociada al sangramiento, cuagulopatía y con necesidad de derivados de sangre. Los agentes farmacológicos aprotinina, ácido epsilon-aminocapróico y el ácido tranexámico son los más utilizados

  10. Supplemental report on cost estimates'

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    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have completed an analysis of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Fiscal Year (FY) 1993 budget request for its Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (ERWM) program. The results were presented to an interagency review group (IAG) of senior-Administration officials for their consideration in the budget process. This analysis included evaluations of the underlying legal requirements and cost estimates on which the ERWM budget request was based. The major conclusions are contained in a separate report entitled, ''Interagency Review of the Department of Energy Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Program.'' This Corps supplemental report provides greater detail on the cost analysis

  11. Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know

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    ... product. How can I be a smart supplement shopper? Be a savvy supplement user. Here’s how: • When ... gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/ConsumerComplaintCoordinators • File a safety report online through the Safety Reporting Portal at: http://www. ...

  12. Supplement use and mortality: the SENECA study

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    Brzozowska, A.; Kaluza, J.; Knoops, K.T.B.; Groot, de C.P.G.M.

    2008-01-01

    Background It is hypothesis that in relatively healthy older people supplement usage can be consider as healthy life style habit and as such can positively influence longevity. Aim of the study To determine whether supplement use was associated with all-cause mortality in the participants of the

  13. Use of dietary supplements among Brazilian athletes

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    Hellen Clair Garcez NABUCO

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate the prevalence and establish the profile of the consumption of dietary supplements among Brazilian athletes. Methods: A total of 182 athletes of both genders from 20 different sports participated in this study. The athletes answered a questionnaire containing sociodemographic and sports-related questions and were interviewed about the consumption of dietary supplements. Results: Forty seven percent of athletes reported having consumed at least one type of dietary supplement and 38% said they use more than three different types of supplements concurrently. Whey protein was the most commonly consumed supplement, and the most frequently mentioned reason for its consumption was performance improvement. The main source of information was coaches, and individual sport athletes were the greatest consumers and the most likely to seek dietary supplement. Conclusion: Approximately half of the participants used dietary supplements, which on most occasions were recommended by coaches. The consumption profile also revealed multiple supplementation practice and showed that nutrition education is essential for this specific population.

  14. Methionine supplementation in the productive efficiency, carcass ...

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    The effect of dietary methionine supplementation at varying levels on the productive efficiency, carcass characteristics and economics of growing indigenous turkey was investigated. Four Isocaloric and Isonitrogenous diets were formulated. The diets were supplemented with 0.00%, 0.05%, 0.10%, and 0.15% respectively.

  15. 30 CFR 75.361 - Supplemental examination.

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    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Supplemental examination. 75.361 Section 75.361... MANDATORY SAFETY STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Ventilation § 75.361 Supplemental examination. (a) Except for certified persons conducting examinations required by this subpart, within 3 hours before anyone...

  16. 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…

  17. 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...

  18. Nutritional supplement intake knowledge among university active ...

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    The purpose of this study is to examine the nutritional supplement intake knowledge among university athletes. Fifty-one university athletes volunteered to participate in this survey study. Results showed the nutritional supplement intake was significantly higher compared to the knowledge that they have about the ...

  19. Attitudes towards nutritional supplement use amongst adult ...

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    Background: Nutritional supplements refer to a product ingested to increase the nutritional content of a normal diet, to fill a dietary need and/or presumed deficiency. The usage and popularity of nutritional supplements, however, raises concerns from a health benefit and risk perspective. In South Africa, there is currently no ...

  20. Antioxidant supplements for preventing gastrointestinal cancers

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    Bjelakovic, G; Nikolova, D; Simonetti, R G

    2004-01-01

    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....

  1. Supplement consumption in body builder athletes

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    Karimian, Jahangir; Esfahani, Parivash Shekarchizadeh

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Widespread use of supplements is observed among world athletes in different fields. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and determinants of using supplements among body builder athletes. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 250 men and 250 women from 30 different bodybuilding clubs. Participants were asked to complete a self-administered standardized anonymous check-list. RESULTS: Forty nine percent of the respondents declared supplement use. Men were more likely to take supplements than women (86.8% vs. 11.2%, p = 0.001). Reasons for using supplements were reported to be for health (45%), enhancing the immune system (40%) and improving athletic performance (25%). Most athletes (72%) had access to a nutritionist but underused this resource. Coaches (65%) had the greatest influence on supplementation practices followed by nutritionists (30%) and doctors (25%) after them. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of supplement use among bodybuilders was high. Sex, health-related issues and sport experts were determinant factors of supplement use. PMID:22973330

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

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    Anjuman Ara Begum

    2015-01-01

    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.

  3. Selenium supplementation for Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

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    van Zuuren, Esther J; Albusta, Amira Y; Fedorowicz, Zbys; Carter, Ben; Pijl, Hanno

    2013-06-06

    Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a common auto-immune disorder. The most common presenting symptoms may include anxiety, negative mood, depression, dry skin, cold intolerance, puffy eyes, muscle cramps and fatigue, deep voice, constipation, slow thinking and poor memory. Clinical manifestations of the disease are defined primarily by low levels of thyroid hormones; therefore it is treated by hormone replacement therapy, which usually consists of levothyroxine (LT4). Selenium might reduce antibody levels and result in a decreased dosage of LT4 and may provide other beneficial effects (e.g. on mood and health-related quality of life). To assess the effects of selenium supplementation on Hashimoto's thyroiditis. We searched the following databases up to 2 October 2012: CENTRAL in The Cochrane Library (2012, Issue 10), MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Web of Science; we also screened reference lists of included studies and searched several online trial registries for ongoing trials (5 November 2012). Randomised controlled clinical trials that assessed the effects of selenium supplementation for adults diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Study selection, data extraction, assessment of risk of bias, and analyses were carried out by two independent review authors. We assessed the quality of the evidence of included studies using GRADE. We were unable to conduct a meta-analysis because clinical heterogeneity between interventions that were investigated is substantial. Four studies at unclear to high risk of bias comprising 463 participants were included. The mean study duration was 7.5 months (range 3 to 18 months). One of our primary outcomes-'change from baseline in health related quality of life'-and two of our secondary outcomes-'change from baseline in LT4 replacement dosage at end of the study' and 'economic costs'-were not assessed in any of the studies. One study at high risk of bias showed statistically significant improvement in subjective well-being with sodium

  4. Cell culture isolation and sequence analysis of genetically diverse US porcine epidemic diarrhea virus strains including a novel strain with a large deletion in the spike gene.

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    Oka, Tomoichiro; Saif, Linda J; Marthaler, Douglas; Esseili, Malak A; Meulia, Tea; Lin, Chun-Ming; Vlasova, Anastasia N; Jung, Kwonil; Zhang, Yan; Wang, Qiuhong

    2014-10-10

    The highly contagious and deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) first appeared in the US in April 2013. Since then the virus has spread rapidly nationwide and to Canada and Mexico causing high mortality among nursing piglets and significant economic losses. Currently there are no efficacious preventive measures or therapeutic tools to control PEDV in the US. The isolation of PEDV in cell culture is the first step toward the development of an attenuated vaccine, to study the biology of PEDV and to develop in vitro PEDV immunoassays, inactivation assays and screen for PEDV antivirals. In this study, nine of 88 US PEDV strains were isolated successfully on Vero cells with supplemental trypsin and subjected to genomic sequence analysis. They differed genetically mainly in the N-terminal S protein region as follows: (1) strains (n=7) similar to the highly virulent US PEDV strains; (2) one similar to the reportedly US S INDEL PEDV strain; and (3) one novel strain most closely related to highly virulent US PEDV strains, but with a large (197aa) deletion in the S protein. Representative strains of these three genetic groups were passaged serially and grew to titers of ∼5-6log10 plaque forming units/mL. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the isolation in cell culture of an S INDEL PEDV strain and a PEDV strain with a large (197aa) deletion in the S protein. We also designed primer sets to detect these genetically diverse US PEDV strains. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Oral potassium supplementation in surgical patients.

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    Hainsworth, Alison J; Gatenby, Piers A

    2008-08-01

    Hospital inpatients are frequently hypokalaemic. Low plasma potassium levels may cause life threatening complications, such as cardiac arrhythmias. Potassium supplementation may be administered parenterally or enterally. Oral potassium supplements have been associated with oesophageal ulceration, strictures and gastritis. An alternative to potassium salt tablets or solution is dietary modification with potassium rich food stuffs, which has been proven to be a safe and effective method for potassium supplementation. The potassium content of one medium banana is equivalent to a 12 mmol potassium salt tablet. Potassium supplementation by dietary modification has been shown to be equally efficacious to oral potassium salt supplementation and is preferred by the majority of patients. Subsequently, it is our practice to replace potassium using dietary modification, particularly in surgical patients having undergone oesophagogastrectomy or in those with peptic ulcer disease.

  6. Regional Assessment of Supplementation Project. Status report

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    1991-10-01

    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.

  7. Mineral supplementation in Tunisian smallholder dairy farms

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    Rekhis, J.; Kouki-Chebbi, K.; Dhaouadi, B.; Khlif, K.

    2002-01-01

    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 (P 0.05). (author)

  8. 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.

  9. Study on the IAA (Indole acetic acid) Productivity of Soil Yeast Strain Isolats

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    Nwe Nwe Soe Hlaing; Swe Zin Yu; San San Yu

    2011-12-01

    Twelve isolated soil yeast were tested in IAA production in peptone yeast glucose broth (PYG). All strains were screened for the Indole Acetic Acid (IAA) producing activity in PYG broth supplemented with or without L-Tryptophan (L-TRP) as precusor. IAA production was assayed calorimetrically using Salkowski's reagent. The concentration of IAA produced by yeast strains was measured by spectrophotometric method at 530nm. Y6 strain was the highest IAA producer (79ppm) at 9 days incubation period without tryptophan. Y3, Y10 and Y12 strains that were incubated without L-TRP also had the higher ability in the production of IAA than other yeast isolates. The selected yeasts having high IAA production activity were characterized by morphological study and biochemical tests including sugar assimilation and fermentation tests.

  10. Roll bonding of strained aluminium

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    Staun, Jakob M.

    2003-01-01

    This report investigates roll bonding of pre-strained (å ~ 4) aluminium sheets to produce high strain material from high purity aluminium (99.996%) and commercial pure aluminium (99.6%). The degree of bonding is investigated by optical microscopy and ultrasonic scanning. Under the right...... of the cross rolled volume fraction is found. To further asses this effect, and the anisotropy, it is necessary to acquire knowledge about both texture and microstructure, e.g. by TEM. Roll bonding of pre-strained aluminium is found to be a possible alternative to ARB in the quest for ultra-fine grained...

  11. Strain fluctuations and elastic constants

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    Parrinello, M.; Rahman, A.

    1982-03-01

    It is shown that the elastic strain fluctuations are a direct measure of elastic compliances in a general anisotropic medium; depending on the ensemble in which the fluctuation is measured either the isothermal or the adiabatic compliances are obtained. These fluctuations can now be calculated in a constant enthalpy and pressure, and hence, constant entropy, ensemble due to recent develpments in the molecular dynamics techniques. A calculation for a Ni single crystal under uniform uniaxial 100 tensile or compressive load is presented as an illustration of the relationships derived between various strain fluctuations and the elastic modulii. The Born stability criteria and the behavior of strain fluctuations are shown to be related.

  12. Strain accumulation in quasicrystalline solids

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    Nori, F.; Ronchetti, M.; Elser, V.

    1988-01-01

    We study the relaxation of 2D quasicrystalline elastic networks when their constituent bonds are perturbed homogeneously. Whereas ideal, quasiperiodic networks are stable against such perturbations, we find significant accumulations of strain in a class of disordered networks generated by a growth process. The grown networks are characterized by root mean square phason fluctuations which grow linearly with system size. The strain accumulation we observe in these networks also grows linearly with system size. Finally, we find a dependence of strain accumulation on cooling rate

  13. Complementarity in dietary supplements and foods: are supplement users vegetable eaters?

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    Kang, Hyoung-Goo; Joo, Hailey Hayeon; Choi, Kyong Duk; Lee, Dongmin; Moon, Junghoon

    2017-01-01

    Background : The consumption of fruits, vegetables, and dietary supplements correlate. Most previous studies have aimed to identify the determinants of supplement uses or the distinct features of supplement users; this literature lacks a discussion on dietary supplement consumption as a predictor of fruit and vegetable consumption. Objective : This study examines how dietary supplement consumption correlates with fruit and vegetable consumption by combining scanner data and surveys of Korean household grocery shopping. Methods : Propensity score matching (PSM) is used to identify the relationship between dietary supplement consumption and fruit and vegetable consumption in a household. A logit regression using supplement consumption as the dependent variable is used. Then, the supplement takers (the treatment group) are matched with non-takers (the control group) based on the propensity scores estimated in the logit regression. The fruit and vegetable consumption levels of the groups are then compared. Results : We found that dietary supplement use is associated with higher fruit and vegetable consumption. This supports the health consciousness hypothesis based on attention bias, availability heuristics, the focusing effect, and the consumption episode effect. It rejects the health substitute hypothesis based on economic substitutes and mental accounting. Conclusions : Future research on the health benefits of dietary supplements should address the complementary consumption of fruits/vegetables and their health benefits to avoid misstating the health effects of supplements.

  14. In-vitro growth characteristics of commercial probiotic strains and their potential for inhibition of Clostridium difficile and Clostridium perfringens

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    Schoster, A.; Permin, A.; Kokotovic, Branko

    2012-01-01

    . To study growth characteristics of 17 commercial probiotic strains (Lactobacilli n=16, Bifidobacteria n=1) MRS broth was adjusted to pH 2 or 4 or supplemented with 0.15% or 0.3% bile. Growth was measured at 0 and 24h and compared spectrophotometrically to control growth in standard MRS broth. Growth under...

  15. IN-VITRO GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS OF COMMERCIAL PROBIOTIC STRAINS AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR INHIBITION OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE AND CLOSTRDIDUM PERFRINGENS

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    Schoster, Angelika; Kokotovic, Branko; Permin, Anders

    . To study growth characteristics of 17 commercial probiotic strains (Lactobacilli n=16, Bifidobacteria n=1) MRS broth was adjusted to pH 2 or 4 or supplemented with 0.15% or 0.3% bile. Growth was measured at 0 and 24h and compared spectrophotometrically to control growth in standard MRS broth. Growth under...

  16. Molecular characterization of three 3-ketosteroid-Delta(1)-dehydrogenase isoenzynnes of Rhodococcus ruber strain Chol-4

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    Fernandez de las Heras, Laura; van der Geize, Robert; Drzyzga, Oliver; Perera, Julian; Navarro Llorens, Juana Maria

    2012-01-01

    Rhodococcus ruber strain Chol-4 isolated from a sewage sludge sample is able to grow on minimal medium supplemented with steroids, showing a broad catabolic capacity. This paper reports the characterization of three different 3-ketosteroid-Delta(1)-dehydrogenases (KstDs) in the genome of R. ruber

  17. 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

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    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

  18. Efeitos agudos de levosimendana e dobutamina na duração do QRS em Pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca Efectos agudos de levosimendana y dobutamina en la duración del QRS en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca Acute effects of levosimendan and dobutamine on QRS duration in patients with heart failure

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    Osman Can Yontar

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A levosimendana é um novo agente inotrópico que aumenta a contratilidade cardíaca sem aumentar a captação celular de cálcio, de forma a não causar sobrecarga de cálcio e arritmias relacionadas. Em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca (IC, a duração prolongada do QRS está associada com um aumento no risco de mortalidade e morte súbita cardíaca. Mudanças estruturais no ventrículo esquerdo podem levar à contração assíncrona, causando atraso de condução e um QRS prolongado no ECG de superfície. OBJETIVO: O objetivo do presente estudo foi comparar os efeitos agudos de levosimendana e dobutamina na duração do QRS em pacientes com IC grave e ritmo sinusal. MÉTODOS: 60 pacientes consecutivos com IC isquêmica foram incluídos no estudo e randomizados em dois grupos para infusão de levosimendana (n=37 ou dobutamina (n=23. 67,2 % eram homens; a média da idade era 66,4 ± 9,2 anos para todos os pacientes. A duração basal do QRS nos grupos levosimendana e dobutamina foi 120,44 ± 23,82 ms vs 116,59 ± 13,80 ms respectivamente. A fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo (FEVE estava diminuída em ambos os grupos (23,15 ± 8,3 vs 24,56 ± 7,5%. RESULTADOS: No grupo levosimendana, a duração do QRS diminuiu do valor basal para 116,47 ± 24,56 ms (p=0,006, enquanto não houve diferença significante no grupo dobutamina (p=0,605. Ambos os medicamentos causaram um aumento na FEVE, mas este foi significante apenas no grupo levosimendana (27,95 ± 8,9% p=0,003 vs 26,67 ± 7,6%, p=0,315. CONCLUSÃO: O estudo sugere que a administração de levosimendana, mas não de dobutamina, encurta a duração do QRS no ECG de superfície, possivelmente por causar uma contração coletiva nas fibras do músculo do ventrículo esquerdo. A base molecular desse efeito ainda precisa ser esclarecida.FUNDAMENTO: La levosimendana es un nuevo agente inotrópico que aumenta la contractibilidad cardíaca sin aumentar la captación celular de

  19. 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

  20. Hepatitis C and Dietary Supplements: What the Science Says

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  1. Dietary supplement good manufacturing practices: preparing for compliance

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    Mead, William J

    2012-01-01

    "Dietary Supplement GMP is a one-stop "how-to" road map to the final dietary supplement GMP regulations recently issued by the FDA covering the manufacture, packaging, and holding of dietary supplement...

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

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    Kofoed, Christina L F; Christensen, Jane; Dragsted, Lars O; Tjønneland, Anne; Roswall, Nina

    2015-06-28

    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 and lifestyle between 1993 and 1997. A health index including smoking, physical activity, alcohol and diet, and a metabolic risk index including waist circumference, urinary glucose and measured hypertension were constructed. Logistic regression was used to investigate these determinants in relation 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 likelihood of being user of any, more common and less common supplements, respectively. In the metabolic risk index, one additional point was associated with 17 and 16 % lower likelihood of being user of any supplement and more common supplements, respectively. No significant association was found for less common supplement use. In conclusion, those with the healthiest lifestyle were more likely to use dietary supplements. Thus, lifestyle and dietary composition should be considered as confounders on supplement use and health outcomes.

  3. Effect of supplementation of yeast with bacteriocin and culture on growth performance, cecal fermentation, microbiota composition, and blood characteristics in broiler chickens

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    C. Y. Chen

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of yeast with bacteriocin and Lactobacillus cultures (mixture of Lactobacillus agilis BCRC 10436 and Lactobacillus reuteri BCRC 17476 supplements, alone or in combination, on broiler chicken performance. Methods A total of 300, 1-d-old healthy broiler chickens were randomly divided into five treatment groups: i basal diet (control, ii basal diet+0.25% yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (YC, iii basal diet+0.25% yeast with bacteriocin (BA, iv basal diet+Lactobacillus cultures (LAB, and v basal diet +0.25% yeast with bacteriocin+Lactobacillus cultures (BA+LAB. Growth performance, cecal microbiota, cecal fermentation products, and blood biochemistry parameters were determined when chickens were 21 and 35 d old. Results The supplementation of YC, BA, and BA+LAB resulted in a significantly better feed conversion rate (FCR than that of the control group during 1 to 21 d (p<0.05. The LAB supplementation had a significant effect on the presence of Lactobacillus in the ceca at 35 d. None of the supplements had an effect on relative numbers of L. agilis and L. reuter at 21 d, but the BA supplementation resulted in the decrease of both Lactobacillus strains at 35 d. The BA+LAB supplementation resulted in higher short chain fatty acid (SCFA in the ceca, but LAB supplementation significantly decreased the SCFA at 35 d (p<0.05. All treatments tended to decrease ammonia concentration in the ceca at 21 d, especially in the LAB treatment group. The BA supplementation alone decreased the triacylglycerol (TG concentration significantly at 21 d (p<0.05, but the synergistic effect of BA and LAB supplementation was required to reduce the TG concentration at 35 d. The YC supplementation tended to increase the plasma cholesterol at 21 d and 35 d. However, the BA supplementation significantly decreased the cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol level at 35 d. In conclusion, the BA

  4. Enhanced production of protease by mutagenized strain of aspergillus oryzae in solid substrate fermentation of rice bran

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    Yousif, M.; Irfan, M.; Baig, S.; Iqbal, A.

    2010-01-01

    Neutral protease activity of parent strain of Aspergellus oryzae was enhanced by UV and chemical mutagenization with ethyl methane sulphonate (EMS). After screening, a hyper producing strain was isolated and found effective for tile production of neutral protease as compared to the parent strain of Aspergellus oryzae. Solid substrate fermentation was carried out in 250ml conical flask with 45 % initial moisture contents at a temperature of 30 deg. C for 72 flours. Under the optimum conditions maximum yield of neutral protease obtained was 662.61+-0.36 U/gds, Almost all the organic nitrogen supplements favored the enzyme production while sucrose proved as a best carbon source. (author)

  5. Design and thermodynamic analysis of a hybrid energy storage system based on A-CAES (adiabatic compressed air energy storage) and FESS (flywheel energy storage system) for wind power application

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    Zhao, Pan; Dai, Yiping; Wang, Jiangfeng

    2014-01-01

    Electricity generated from renewable wind sources is highly erratic due to the intermittent nature of wind. This uncertainty of wind power can lead to challenges regarding power system operation and dispatch. Energy storage system in conjunction with wind energy system can offset these effects, making the wind power controllable. Moreover, the power spectrum of wind power exhibits that the fluctuations of wind power include various components with different frequencies and amplitudes. Thus, the hybrid energy storage system is more suitable for smoothing out the wind power fluctuations effectively rather than the independent energy storage system. A hybrid energy storage system consisting of adiabatic compressed air energy storage (A-CAES) system and flywheel energy storage system (FESS) is proposed for wind energy application. The design of the proposed system is laid out firstly. The A-CAES system operates in variable cavern pressure, constant turbine inlet pressure mode, whereas the FESS is controlled by constant power strategy. Then, the off-design analysis of the proposed system is carried out. Meanwhile, a parametric analysis is also performed to investigate the effects of several parameters on the system performance, including the ambient conditions, inlet temperature of compressor, storage cavern temperature, maximum and minimum pressures of storage cavern. - Highlights: • A wind-hybrid energy storage system composed of A-CAES and FESS is proposed. • The design of the proposed hybrid energy storage system is laid out. • The off-design analysis of the proposed system is carried out. • A parametric analysis is conducted to examine the system performance

  6. Efecto de la suplementación con aceite de pescado sobre la frecuencia cardíaca y temperatura rectal en perros sanos durante un programa de entrenamiento en cinta trotadora

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    Francisco Javier Pellegrino

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar el efecto de la suplementación con aceite de pescado sobre la frecuencia cardíaca y temperatura rectal en perros sanos durante un programa de entrenamiento en cinta trotadora. En un diseño experimental cruzado, 5 perros machos fueron asignados aleatoriamente a los grupos control y aceite de pescado, y recibieron diariamente 54 mg de aceite de pescado/kg de peso corporal0,75. Todos fueron entrenados en cinta trotadora dos veces por semana durante 12 semanas. Cada sesión incluyó un total de 30 minutos a 8 km/h y 7,5 % de pendiente. Se evaluó la frecuencia cardíaca previa, inmediatamente posterior y a los 5 minutos de finalizada cada sesión de entrenamiento. Se midió la temperatura rectal previa y posterior a cada sesión. En el grupo aceite de pescado, la frecuencia cardíaca y temperatura rectal posteriores a cada sesión de entrenamiento disminuyeron significativamente (P0,1. Los resultados obtenidos podrían reflejar una mejora en el rendimiento en perros suplementados con aceite de pescado durante el entrenamiento en cinta trotadora. Sin embargo, sería interesante realizar más estudios que permitan explicar los mecanismos por los cuales la suplementación con aceite de pescado podría mejorar el rendimiento en entrenamiento.

  7. Malolactic bioconversion using a Oenococcus oeni strain for cider production: effect of yeast extract supplementation.

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    Herrero, Mónica; García, Luis A; Díaz, Mario

    2003-12-01

    Yeast extract addition to reconstituted apple juice had a positive impact on the development of the malolactic starter culture used to ensure malolactic fermentation in cider, using active but non-proliferating cells. In this work, the reuse of fermentation lees from cider is proposed as an alternative to the use of commercial yeast extract products. Malolactic enzymatic assays, both in whole cells and cell-free extracts, were carried out to determine the best time to harvest cells for use as an inoculum in cider. Cells harvested at the late exponential phase, the physiological stage of growth corresponding to the maximum values of specific malolactic activity, achieved a good rate of malic acid degradation in controlled cider fermentation. Under the laboratory conditions used, malic acid degradation rates in the fermentation media turned out to be near 2.0 and 2.5 times lower, compared with the rates obtained in whole-cell enzymatic assays, as useful data applicable to industrial cider production.

  8. Strain and spin-orbit effects in self-assembled quantum dots

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    Zielinski, M.; Jaskolski, W.; Aizpurua, J.; Bryant, G.W.

    2005-01-01

    The Effects of strain and spin-orbit interaction in self-assembled lien-shaped InAs/GaAs quantum dots are investigated. Calculations are performed with empirical tight-binding theory supplemented by the valence force field method to account for effects of strain caused by lattice mismatch at the InAs-GaAs interface. It is shown that both effects influence strongly the electron and hole energy structure: splitting of the energy levels, the number of bound states, density distributions, and transition rates. We show that piezoelectric effects are almost negligible in quantum dots of the size investigated. (author)

  9. Strain localisation in granular media

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    This study is devoted to strain localisation in Granular materials. Both experimental and theoretical results have been obtained.The first part of the thesis is a review of the methods and theories about rupture in sols mechanics and more generally, in solid mechanics. The classical framework of Shear Band analysis is presented, and the main results available for different classes of materials are discussed.The second part describes an experimental study of strain localisation in sand specime...

  10. Human-derived probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri strains differentially reduce intestinal inflammation.

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    Liu, Yuying; Fatheree, Nicole Y; Mangalat, Nisha; Rhoads, Jon Marc

    2010-11-01

    Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri) is a probiotic that inhibits the severity of enteric infections and modulates the immune system. Human-derived L. reuteri strains DSM17938, ATCC PTA4659, ATCC PTA 5289, and ATCC PTA 6475 have demonstrated strain-specific immunomodulation in cultured monocytoid cells, but information about how these strains affect inflammation in intestinal epithelium is limited. We determined the effects of the four different L. reuteri strains on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation in small intestinal epithelial cells and in the ileum of newborn rats. IPEC-J2 cells (derived from the jejunal epithelium of a neonatal piglet) and IEC-6 cells (derived from the rat crypt) were treated with L. reuteri. Newborn rat pups were gavaged cow milk formula supplemented with L. reuteri strains in the presence or absence of LPS. Protein and mRNA levels of cytokines and histological changes were measured. We demonstrate that even though one L. reuteri strain (DSM 17938) did not inhibit LPS-induced IL-8 production in cultured intestinal cells, all strains significantly reduced intestinal mucosal levels of KC/GRO (∼IL-8) and IFN-γ when newborn rat pups were fed formula containing LPS ± L. reuteri. Intestinal histological damage produced by LPS plus cow milk formula was also significantly reduced by all four strains. Cow milk formula feeding (without LPS) produced mild gut inflammation, evidenced by elevated mucosal IFN-γ and IL-13 levels, a process that could be suppressed by strain 17938. Other cytokines and chemokines were variably affected by the different strains, and there was no toxic effect of L. reuteri on intestinal cells or mucosa. In conclusion, L. reuteri strains differentially modulate LPS-induced inflammation. Probiotic interactions with both epithelial and nonepithelial cells in vivo must be instrumental in modulating intrinsic anti-inflammatory effects in the intestine. We suggest that the terms anti- and proinflammatory be used only

  11. Realce Tardio miocárdico por Ressonância Magnética Cardíaca pode identificar risco para Taquicardia Ventricular na Cardiopatia Chagásica Crônica

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    Ronaldo Peixoto de Mello; Gilberto Szarf; Paulo Roberto Schvartzman; Edson Minoru Nakano; Mariano Martinez Espinosa; Denis Szejnfeld; Verônica Fernandes; João A. C. Lima; Claudio Cirenza; Angelo A.V. De Paola

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    FUNDAMENTO: Testes invasivos e não invasivos têm sido usados para identificar risco para Taquicardia Ventricular (TV) em pacientes com Cardiopatia Chagásica Crônica (CCC). Ressonância Magnética Cardíaca (RMC) pela técnica do Realce Tardio (RT) pode ser útil para selecionar pacientes com disfunção ventricular global ou segmentar, com alto grau de fibrose e maior risco para TV clínica. OBJETIVO: Melhorar a identificação de elementos preditivos de TV em pacientes com CCC. MÉTODO: Quarenta e um p...

  12. 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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    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.

  13. Análisis de los componentes espectrales de la variabilidad cardíaca en hombres jóvenes entrenados: comparación del entrenamiento aeróbico y anaeróbico

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    Urbina, Adriana; Ortiz Guzmán, Johan Enrique; Mendoza Romero, Dario; Calderón, Carlos Alberto

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    Introducción La variabilidad de la frecuencia cardíaca (VFC) permite estudiar de forma no invasiva la modulación autonómica de la función cardiovascular. Según el principio de especificidad del entrenamiento, cada tipo de ejercicio produce adaptaciones específicas. Sin embargo, no se ha establecido si este concepto también es aplicable a la VFC. El presente estudio tiene como objetivo comparar los componentes espectrales de la VFC en hombres jóvenes entrenados aeróbicamente y anaeróbicam...

  14. Efecto de la suplementación con aceite de pescado sobre la frecuencia cardíaca y temperatura rectal en perros sanos durante un programa de entrenamiento en cinta trotadora

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    Francisco Javier Pellegrino; Analía L. Risso; Yanina Alejandra Corrada

    2017-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar el efecto de la suplementación con aceite de pescado sobre la frecuencia cardíaca y temperatura rectal en perros sanos durante un programa de entrenamiento en cinta trotadora. En un diseño experimental cruzado, 5 perros machos fueron asignados aleatoriamente a los grupos control y aceite de pescado, y recibieron diariamente 54 mg de aceite de pescado/kg de peso corporal0,75. Todos fueron entrenados en cinta trotadora dos veces por semana durante 12...

  15. Pesquisa de gliadina em medicamentos: informação relevante para a orientação de pacientes com doença celíaca

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    SDEPANIAN Vera Lucia

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    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.

  16. Gasometria arterial em dois diferentes métodos de transporte intra-hospitalar no pós-operatório imediato de cirurgia cardíaca

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    Lima Junior, Newton Almeida; Bacelar, Silvia Correa; Japiassú, André Miguel; Cader, Samária Ali; Lima, Rosane Coelho Fernandes; Dantas, Estélio Henrique Martin; Sancho, Alexandre Gomes; Caldeira, Jefferson Braga

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    OBJETIVO: Avaliar as repercussões gasométricas de dois métodos de ventilação (ventilador de transporte e ressuscitador manual autoinflável) durante o transporte intra-hospitalar de pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca. MÉTODOS: Estudo observacional, longitudinal, prospectivo e randomizado. Foram coletadas gasometrias arteriais ao final da cirurgia e ao final do transporte do paciente. RESULTADOS: Foram incluídos 23 pacientes: 13 no Grupo ventilador de transporte e 10 no ressuscitador manu...

  17. Administração de clonidina intravenosa e sua capacidade de reduzir a pressão da artéria pulmonar em pacientes submetidos a cirurgia cardíaca

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    Benedito Barbosa João

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar a capacidade da clonidina de reduzir a pressão arterial pulmonar de pacientes com hipertensão pulmonar, submetidos a cirurgia cardíaca, seja pela diminuição dos valores pressóricos a partir da aferição direta da pressão de artéria pulmonar, seja pela redução ouabolição da necessidade de dobutamina e nitroprussiato de sódio no intraoperatório. Método: Trata-se de estudo controlado, comparativo, randomizado e duplamente encoberto feito com 30 pacientes portadores de hipertensão arterial pulmonar tipo 2, submetidos a cirurgia cardíaca. Avaliaram-se a pressão média de artéria pulmonar e a posologia de dobutaminae nitroprussiato de sódio em quatro momentos: (M0 antes da administração de 2 µg/kg declonidina intravenosa ou placebo; (M1 decorridos 30 minutos do tratamento testado e antes da circulação extracorpórea; (M2 imediatamente após a circulação extracorpórea; e (M310 minutos após a injeção de protamina. Resultados: Não houve diferenças significativas em relação à pressão média de artéria pulmonarem nenhum dos momentos estudados. Entre os grupos não houve também diferença significativa entre as demais variáveis estudadas, como pressão arterial sistêmica média, frequência cardíaca, dosagem total de dobutamina, dosagem total de nitroprussiato de sódio e necessidade do hipnoanalgésico fentanil. Conclusão: A análise dos dados obtidos dos pacientes incluídos neste estudo permite concluir que a clonidina, na dose de 2 µg/kg administrada via intravenosa, não foi capaz de reduzir a pressão média de artéria pulmonar de pacientes com hipertensão pulmonar do grupo 2 (hipertensão venosa pulmonar, submetidos a cirurgia cardíaca, e nem reduzir ou abolir a necessidade da administração de dobutamina e nitroprussiato de sódio no intraoperatório.

  18. Cirugía cardíaca reparadora en recién nacidos: Experiencia de 5 años en cirugía neonatal con circulación extracorpórea

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    Magliola, Ricardo; Althabe, María; Moreno, Guillermo; Lenz, Ana M.; Pilan, María L.; Landry, Luis; Balestrini, María; Charroqui, Alberto; Vassallo, Juan C.; Salgado, Gladys; Martín, Analía; Barretta, Jorge; Cornelis, Javier; García Delucis, Pablo; Suárez, José

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    Introducción. En nuestro país fallecen anualmente 400 niños con cardiopatía congénita, en el 1er mes de vida. La cirugía constituye la estrategia actual para su tratamiento. El objetivo es describir la mortalidad hospitalaria y las complicaciones de la cirugía cardíaca neonatal con circulación extracorpórea en un hospital público de alta complejidad. Pacientes y métodos. Estudio descriptivo retrospectivo. Se registraron datos demográficos, de la cirugía y del postoperatorio de los pacientes c...

  19. Tamización cardíaca para prevención de muerte súbita en atletas de representación de la Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia

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    García-Ortiz, José David

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    RESUMEN La participación activa en el deporte es benéfica para la salud y el bienestar de los individuos, pero, inherente a su práctica, hay un incremento en el riesgo de sufrir diversas lesiones y muerte cardíaca súbita; por esto, el Comité Olímpico Internacional recomienda a los atletas someterse a una tamización cardiovascular antes de participar en el deporte. El objetivo de este estudio fue describir la prevalencia de trastornos cardiovasculares subyacentes que predisponen a la muerte sú...

  20. Probiotic Properties of Lactobacillus Strains Isolated from Tibetan Kefir Grains

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    Zheng, Yongchen; Lu, Yingli; Wang, Jinfeng; Yang, Longfei; Pan, Chenyu; Huang, Ying

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate the functional properties of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from Tibetan kefir grains. Three Lactobacillus isolates identified as Lactobacillus acidophilus LA15, Lactobacillus plantarum B23 and Lactobacillus kefiri D17 that showed resistance to acid and bile salts were selected for further evaluation of their probiotic properties. The 3 selected strains expressed high in vitro adherence to Caco-2 cells. They were sensitive to gentamicin, erythromycin and chloramphenicol and resistant to vancomycin with MIC values of 26 µg/ml. All 3 strains showed potential bile salt hydrolase (BSH) activity, cholesterol assimilation and cholesterol co-precipitation ability. Additionally, the potential effect of these strains on plasma cholesterol levels was evaluated in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Rats in 4 treatment groups were fed the following experimental diets for 4 weeks: a high-cholesterol diet, a high-cholesterol diet plus LA15, a high-cholesterol diet plus B23 or a high-cholesterol diet plus D17. The total cholesterol, triglyceride and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in the serum were significantly (P<0.05) decreased in the LAB-treated rats compared with rats fed a high-cholesterol diet without LAB supplementation. The high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in groups B23 and D17 were significantly (P<0.05) higher than those in the control and LA15 groups. Additionally, both fecal cholesterol and bile acid levels were significantly (P<0.05) increased after LAB administration. Fecal lactobacilli counts were significantly (P<0.05) higher in the LAB treatment groups than in the control groups. Furthermore, the 3 strains were detected in the rat small intestine, colon and feces during the feeding trial. The bacteria levels remained high even after the LAB administration had been stopped for 2 weeks. These results suggest that these strains may be used in the future as probiotic starter cultures for manufacturing