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  1. Estudio de los mecanismos contráctiles de la musculatura lisa vascular en arterias mesentéricas humanas y su modificación por el envejecimiento : papel del retículo sarcoplásmico

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    Navarro Dorado, Jorge

    2013-01-01

    Se ha realizado un estudio de los procesos contráctiles de la musculatura lisa vascular en arterias humanas, comprobando las posibles implicaciones del retículo sarcoplásmico en el proceso contráctil y las diferencias que pudieran existir debidas al envejecimiento. Para ello se han utilizado arterias mesentéricas humanas de pacientes de diferentes edades, realizando el estudio con cuatro técnicas distintas: miografía vascular, para la medición de los procesos contráctiles arteriales, microsco...

  2. Tratamiento endovascular exitoso de aneurisma de aorta torácica secundario a infección de catéter de arteria umbilical en un recién nacido pretérmino

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    Evelyn Borchert; Guillermo Lema; Daniel Springmuller; Katia González; Win T Chang; Rodrigo González; Francisco Garay

    2015-01-01

    Los aneurismas aórticos en la población pediátrica son poco frecuentes. El uso de catéteres de arteria umbilical en neonatos se ha asociado a infección y en algunas oportunidades a formación de aneurismas aórticos. La reparación quirúrgica de estos aneurismas es una forma de terapia; sin embargo, la intervención percutánea con stents pudiese proveer una vía alternativa de tratamiento con menores complicaciones. El objetivo de este reporte es dar a conocer el alcance terapéutico de un procedim...

  3. Diagnostic evaluation of rare lesions of the arteria poplitea; Zur Diagnostik seltener Erkrankungen der Arteria poplitea

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    Schmitt, R.; Christopoulos, G.; Froehner, S. [Inst. fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie (Germany); Binder, F.; Schweiger, H. [Abt. fuer Gefaesschirurgie der Herz- und Gefaessklinik GmbH Bad Neustadt an der Saale (Germany)

    2001-07-01

    Clinical and radiological findings of six patients are discussed who, due to a specific pathology of the arteria poplitea, developed claudicatio primarily in the lower leg. Applying MS-CT and MRI, the following lesions of the arteria poplitea wer found: bilateral aneurysm verum (1 case), unilateral aneurysm spurium (1 case), the arteria magna syndrome (1 case), entrapment syndrome (2 cases), and cystic adventitia degeneration. The outstanding diagnostic value of MR angiography combined with MR imaging is explained. Good knowledge of the specific pathology of the arteria poplitea is pre-requisite of efficient diagnostic evaluation, and prevention of thromboembolic complications, or ineffective therapy. (orig./CB) [German] Vorgestellt werden die klinischen und radiologischen Befunde von sechs Patienten, die auf dem Boden einer speziellen Pathologie der A. poplitea mit einer unterschenkelbetonten Claudicatio symptomatisch wurden. Mittels MS-CT und MR-Tomographie wurden an der A. poplitea die Befunde eines beidseitigen Aneurysma verum, eines unilateralen Aneurysma spurium, das Syndrom der Arteria magna, in zwei Faellen ein Entrapment-Syndrom sowie eine zystische Adventitiadegeneration nachgewiesen. Zur Diagnostik an der Poplitealarterie wird die herausragende Bedeutung der MR-Angiographie in Kombination mit der MR-Tomographie erlaeutert. Zur sicheren Diagnosefindung ist die Kenntnis der speziellen Krankheitsbilder der A. poplitea Voraussetzung, um thrombembolische Komplikationen im popliteokruralen Segment und ineffektive Therapiemassnahmen zu vermeiden. (orig.)

  4. Diagnostic evaluation of rare lesions of the arteria poplitea

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    Clinical and radiological findings of six patients are discussed who, due to a specific pathology of the arteria poplitea, developed claudicatio primarily in the lower leg. Applying MS-CT and MRI, the following lesions of the arteria poplitea wer found: bilateral aneurysm verum (1 case), unilateral aneurysm spurium (1 case), the arteria magna syndrome (1 case), entrapment syndrome (2 cases), and cystic adventitia degeneration. The outstanding diagnostic value of MR angiography combined with MR imaging is explained. Good knowledge of the specific pathology of the arteria poplitea is pre-requisite of efficient diagnostic evaluation, and prevention of thromboembolic complications, or ineffective therapy. (orig./CB)

  5. Seguridad humana

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    Fernández Pereira, Juan Pablo

    2007-01-01

    El objeto de esta tesis es la descripción y el análisis del concepto de seguridad humana. Esta expresión fue utilizada en el informe de 1994 realizado por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo(PNUD). Hoy esta noción es empleada por numerosos centros académicos y científicos, por muchas organizaciones internacionales no gubernamentales, por las instituciones del sistema de la Organización de Naciones Unidas, así como por un buen grupo de gobiernos y por la sociedad civil.Se i...

  6. Cerebellar infarction in vascular territory of arteria cerebelli superior

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    Savić Dejan

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Cerebellar vascular diseases are focal cerebrovascular diseases in posterior circulation - vertebrobasilar system. The cerebellum is supplied by three main arteries arising from the vertebrobasilar system: arteria cerebelli inferior posterior, arteria cerebelli inferior anterior and arteria cerebelli superior. Cerebelar infarctions are rare but unpredictable disorders. The aim of this study was determination of main risk factors, clinical presentation and prognosis of the cerebellar infarctions in distal vascular territory of the arteria cerebelli superior. Material and methods. We evaluated 60 patients hospitalized after acute cerebellar infarction among other hospitalized patients in five year period. In 18 patients computerized tomography demonstrated infarction in distal vascular territory of the arteria cerebelli superior. All patients underwent clinical and other diagnostic investigations (computerized tomography, electrocardyography and standard blood tests and were questioned by phone after finishing hospital treatment. Results. Cerebellar infarcts in distal vascular territory of arteria cerebeli superior was 30% of all cerebellar infarcts. The most frequent risk factor was hypertension (66. 7%. Symptomatology and clinical signs were heterogenous but the most frequent were instability (77.8%, vertigo (72.2% and vomiting (55.6% followed by ataxia of the limbs (77.8% and the body (61.1%, nystagmus (55.6% and disarthria (33.3% in clinical presentation. All patients had good recovery in hospital and one year afterwards. Discussion. Infarctions in distribution of arteria cerebelli superior are rare and have multiple risk factors and various clinical features in majority of other studies as in this one. Mass effects are present in several studies but none in this one which reflects contraversions present in other published investigations. Conclusion. Cerebellar infarctions in vascular territory of arteria cerebelli superior have

  7. Absence of the Arteria Profunda Femoris Ausencia de la Arteria Femoral Profunda

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    I Otag

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available At arteria femoralis, arteria profunda femoris is the main branch feeding the thigh. After iliofemoral embryological evolution many variations can be seen in this vessel. The absence of a. profunda femoris is one of the rare seen variation among these variations. Knowing the anatomy and variations of a. profunda femoris well, is important in low extremity ischemia, vessel surgery and angiography applications. In this study, 1036 films belonging to low extremity found in the Radiology department of School of Medicine of Cumhuriyet University were examined as retrospective. Among these films at four of them of male cases, absence of a. profunda femoris was detected. In cases at ages of 32, 37, 47 and 53 respectively, in the first and second case at the right low extremity there was no a. profunda femoris and at the left low extremity it was seen that a. circumflexus femoris medialis and a. circumflexus femoris lateralis emerged from a. profunda femoris. In the third case it was detected that at left low extremity a. profunda femoris did not exist, and at right low extremity a. circumflexus femoris lateralis emerged from a. profunda femoris, and a. circumflexus femoris medialis emerged from a. femoralis. In the fourth case at left low extremity there was no a. profunda femoris and at right low extremity it was seen that at a. profunda femoris and a. femoralis were in unsteady course. The absence of a. profunda femoris had 0,4%. The results were discussed by comparing with literature data.La arteria femoral profunda, se origina de la arteria femoral, siendo la rama principal que alimenta al muslo. Después de la evolución embriológica de las aa. iliofemorales, muchas variaciones pueden verse en este vaso. La ausencia de una a. femoral profunda es una rara variación observada dentro de estas variaciones. Conocer la anatomía y las variaciones de la a. femoral profunda, es importante para la isquemia de los miembros inferiores, cirugía vascular y

  8. Plummer-Vinson syndrome combined with arteria lusoria

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    Role of X-ray methods in diagnosis of Plummer-Vinson syndrome combined with arteria lusoria is described. X-ray patterns of esophagus illustrating its pathological changes are presented. Concrete recommendations for diagnosis of the above-mentioned disease in carrying out X-ray investigations are given

  9. Origen pulmonar anómalo de la arteria circunfleja en un paciente adulto

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    Ricardo L. Levin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENEl origen anómalo de las arterias coronarias constituye una entidad poco frecuente y enpacientes adultos resulta excepcional el hallazgo de una arteria circunfleja naciendo desdela arteria pulmonar. Se presenta un caso de origen aberrante de la arteria circunfleja desdela rama derecha de la arteria pulmonar, detectado por métodos semiinvasivos (ecocardiogramatransesofágico y angiotomografía coronaria multicorte. Debido a las características clínicas del paciente, joven deportista, sintomático por angor, con prueba funcionalpositiva para isquemia y el origen pulmonar de la arteria circunfleja, se decidió efectuartratamiento quirúrgico con reimplante del ostium coronario en la aorta. La evoluciónposoperatoria resultó favorable.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:524-526.

  10. Arteria sinuosa del colon: su importancia en la circulación colateral intestinal

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    Edgar Giovanni Corzo Gómez,

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available La circulación colateral de la vascularización mesentéricaha sido bien descrita. La arteria Marginal o arteria deDrummond, se ubica paralela al borde mesentérico delintestino grueso, y el arco de Riolan, conecta la ramaizquierda de la arteria cólica media con la rama ascendentede la arteria cólica izquierda a través de una porción de laarteria Marginal. Recientemente Moskowitz y colabora-dores describieron la arteria mesentérica sinuosa, como unnuevo vaso colateral con grandes implicacionesquirúrgicas. El objetivo de este artículo es describir laimportancia clínica y quirúrgica de esta arteria.

  11. Vida humana y persona

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    Antonio Marlasca López

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available En este ensayo, más que un juego lingüístico de términos y expresiones, se tratara de enfatizar los términos vida humana y persona humana, como estos de la simple sinonimia en la conversación habitual, han sido trastocados en sofisticado instrumento jurídico, al concluir en Costa Rica la Sala Constitucional, por quien sabe que ciencia infusa, que el embrión recién fecundado ya es persona. Por tanto se enfatiza con fuerza el contrasentido de aseverar que el principio y el producto son lo mismo, entendiendo que la semilla es diferente al fruto, citando a Savater, cuando dijo que el que come un huevo no ha comido pollo. El embrión recién fecundado o pre-embrión, es principio, semilla, potencia, quizás un día sea persona, de ahí la conclusión de que no toda vida humana es persona humana.In this essay, more than a linguistic game of terms and expressions, we treat the meanings of human life and the human person, and how this simooms in the habitual language, have been to changed into a sophisticated judicial tool, by the conclusion of the Costa Rican Constitutional Court, who using a mysterious science, has said that once the ovule has been fecund, it is a human being. For that reason we emphasize the contra sense to sever that the beginning is the same than the product, understanding that the seed is different than the fruit, referring to Savater, when he said, when you eat an egg you are not eat chicken. The embryo recently fecund or pre-embryo is beginning, seed, potency, maybe one day it will be a human person, from there the conclusion that not all human life is a human person.

  12. Musica Humana og musikterapi

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    Schou, Karin

    2005-01-01

    I pressen har Musica Humanas projekter på flere danske sygehuse jævnligt været omtalt i de seneste to år, særligt i forbindelse med udgivelsen af serien MusiCure’s foreløbig fire Cd’er. Ordet ’musikterapi’ er blevet anvendt til beskrivelse af disse projekters metode. I artiklen redegøres for defi...

  13. PERSONA HUMANA Y PERSONALISMO

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    Elio Sgreccia

    2013-01-01

    En la primera parte del artículo se analiza la evolución histórico-filosófica del concepto de persona humana, desde la antigüedad hasta el pensamiento contemporáneo, enunciando las ideas más relevantes al respecto. En la segunda parte se realiza un análisis crítico de las posiciones reduccionistas o empiristas, en particular de las de Engelhardt y el utilitarismo, analizando algunas de sus consecuencias prácticas en bioética. El autor concluye enunciando lo que serían los principios fundament...

  14. La agresividad humana

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    López Avendaño, Olimpia

    1980-01-01

    En este artículo se comparan los planteamientos de Sigmund Freud, Herbert Marcusse y Erich Fromm en torno a la agresividad humana. Analizar esta temática en el contexto actual es relevante dado el incremento de acciones que conllevan gran dosis de violencia tanto en el plano físico, como en el psicológico y espiritual, así como la urgencia de plantear soluciones. La posición de los tres autores permite visualizar la pertinencia de explicaciones que tienden a asumirse en la vida cotidiana en t...

  15. Capital humano y capacidad humana

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    Sen, Amartya Kumar

    2010-01-01

    En este articulo se examinan las relaciones y diferencias entre el concepto de 'capital humano' y el concepto de 'capacidad humana'. El concepto de capital humano es mas limitado puesto que solo concibe las cualidades humanas en su relación con el crecimiento económico mientras que el concepto de capacidades da énfasis a la expansión de libertad humana para vivir el tipo de vida que la gente considera valedera. Cuando se adopta esa visión mas amplia, el proceso de desarrollo no puede verse si...

  16. Brachiomedian artery (arteria brachiomediana) revisited: a comprehensive review

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    Kachlik, David; Konarik, Marek; Riedlova, Jitka; Baca, Vaclav

    2016-01-01

    This article reviews in detail the superficial brachiomedian artery (arteria brachiomediana superficialis), a very rare variant of the main arterial trunks of the upper limb. It branches either from the axillary artery or the brachial artery, descends superficially in the arm (similar to the course of the superficial brachial artery) and continues across the cubital fossa, runs superficially in the forearm, approaches the median nerve and enters the carpal canal to reach the hand. It usually terminates in the superficial palmar arch. The first drawing was published, in 1830, and the first description was published, in 1844. Altogether, to our knowledge, only 31 cases of a true, superficial brachiomedian artery have been reported (Some cases are incorrectly reported as superficial brachioradiomedian artery or superficial brachioulnomedian artery). Based on a meta-analysis of known, available studies, the incidence is 0.23% in Caucasians and 1.48% in Mongolians. Knowing whether or not this arterial variant is present is important in clinical medicine and relevant for: The catheterization via the radial or ulnar artery; harvesting the vascular pedicle for a forearm flap based on the radial, ulnar or superficial brachiomedian arteries; the possible collateral circulation in cases of the arterial closure; and the surgical management of carpal tunnel syndrome. Its presence can elevate the danger of an injury to the superficially located variant artery or of an accidental injection. PMID:27131025

  17. Brachiomedian artery (arteria brachiomediana) revisited: a comprehensive review.

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    Kachlik, David; Konarik, Marek; Riedlova, Jitka; Baca, Vaclav

    2016-01-01

    This article reviews in detail the superficial brachiomedian artery (arteria brachiomediana superficialis), a very rare variant of the main arterial trunks of the upper limb. It branches either from the axillary artery or the brachial artery, descends superficially in the arm (similar to the course of the superficial brachial artery) and continues across the cubital fossa, runs superficially in the forearm, approaches the median nerve and enters the carpal canal to reach the hand. It usually terminates in the superficial palmar arch. The first drawing was published, in 1830, and the first description was published, in 1844. Altogether, to our knowledge, only 31 cases of a true, superficial brachiomedian artery have been reported (Some cases are incorrectly reported as superficial brachioradiomedian artery or superficial brachioulnomedian artery). Based on a meta-analysis of known, available studies, the incidence is 0.23% in Caucasians and 1.48% in Mongolians. Knowing whether or not this arterial variant is present is important in clinical medicine and relevant for: The catheterization via the radial or ulnar artery; harvesting the vascular pedicle for a forearm flap based on the radial, ulnar or superficial brachiomedian arteries; the possible collateral circulation in cases of the arterial closure; and the surgical management of carpal tunnel syndrome. Its presence can elevate the danger of an injury to the superficially located variant artery or of an accidental injection. PMID:27131025

  18. Disección de arterias coronarias asociada con el consumo de cocaína

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    Guillermo Marchetti; Juan Arellano; Flavio Salvaggio; Luis Gariglio; Gabriel Pérez Baztarrica; Alejandro Botbol; Rafael Porcile

    2008-01-01

    La disección espontánea de arterias coronarias es en extremo rara y escasamente documentada en la bibliografía mundial. Una de las causas en pacientes jóvenes es la adicción a la cocaína. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con historia de consumo reciente de cocaína que ingresa derivado por infarto de miocardio para cinecoronariografía y angioplastia. En la cinecoronariografía se evidencia una disección espontánea de la arteria descendente anterior con flujo TIMI III. Debido al contexto clíni...

  19. Valoración mediante TC multidetector de las variantes anatómicas en las arterias coronarias.

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    Silvana Sarria

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: El objetivo de este estudio es mostrar que el TC multidetector es un método útil para valorar las anomalías de las arterias coronarias, pues ofrece una visión tridimensional, identifica orígenes anómalos y curso anatómico en relación con los grandes vasos, y se convierte así en una herramienta eficaz con la que pueden contar el cardiólogo, el hemodinamista o el cirujano de corazón para planear un procedimiento intervencionista. Metodología: Se revisaron retrospectivamente 1180 estudios coronarios con TC multidetector realizados durante el período de noviembre 1 de 2002 a abril 30 de 2006, evaluándose el origen, forma del ostium y recorrido de las arterias coronarias. Hallazgos: Se detectaron 26 (2.2% pacientes con anormalidades anatómicas de las arterias coronarias, 14 hombres y 12 mujeres, con una edad promedio de 60 años, 23 (88.46% de estos pacientes fueron remitidos para valoración por dolor torácico y sospecha de evento coronario agudo. Entre las anormalidades anatómicas de las arterias coronarias se encontraron: ausencia de tronco izquierdo, (4; dos arterias coronarias derechas con ostium individual, (1; arteria circunfleja con origen en seno derecho, (2; y trayecto retrocardiaco, (1; duplicación de vasos, (6; nacimiento anterior de la arteria coronaria derecha, (1; arteria coronaria derecha con origen en el seno de Valsalva izquierdo y trayecto interarterial, (4; puente intramiocárdico, (3; salida retroaórtica de la arteria circunfleja, (1; salida de los tres vasos del seno coronario derecho, (1; ostium alto de la arteria coronaria derecha, (1; fístula arteriovenosa, (1; y rama de la arteria mamaria derecha a la primera diagonal, (1. Conclusión: El TC multidetector ofrece una clara visualización del origen y curso de las arterias coronarias anómalas con una visión anatómica en tercera dimensión que no es posible determinar con angiografía convencional y es especialmente útil para determinar la

  20. Valoración mediante TC multidetector de las variantes anatómicas en las arterias coronarias

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    Silvana Sarria

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: El objetivo de este estudio es mostrar que el TC multidetector es un método útil para valorar las anomalías de las arterias coronarias, pues ofrece una visión tridimensional, identifica orígenes anómalos y curso anatómico en relación con los grandes vasos, y se convierte así en una herramienta eficaz con la que pueden contar el cardiólogo, el hemodinamista o el cirujano de corazón para planear un procedimiento intervencionista.Metodología: Se revisaron retrospectivamente 1180 estudios coronarios con TC multidetector realizados durante el período de noviembre 1 de 2002 a abril 30 de 2006, evaluándose el origen, forma del ostium y recorrido de las arterias coronarias. Hallazgos: Se detectaron 26 (2.2% pacientes con anormalidades anatómicas de las arterias coronarias, 14 hombres y 12 mujeres, con una edad promedio de 60 años, 23 (88.46% de estos pacientes fueron remitidos para valoración por dolor torácico y sospecha de evento coronario agudo. Entre las anormalidades anatómicas de las arterias coronarias se encontraron: ausencia de tronco izquierdo, (4; dos arterias coronarias derechas con ostium individual, (1; arteria circunfleja con origen en seno derecho, (2; y trayecto retrocardiaco, (1; duplicación de vasos, (6; nacimiento anterior de la arteria coronaria derecha, (1; arteria coronaria derecha con origen en el seno de Valsalva izquierdo y trayecto interarterial, (4; puente intramiocárdico, (3; salida retroaórtica de la arteria circunfleja, (1; salida de los tres vasos del seno coronario derecho, (1; ostium alto de la arteria coronaria derecha, (1; fístula arteriovenosa, (1; y rama de la arteria mamaria derecha a la primera diagonal, (1. Conclusión: El TC multidetector ofrece una clara visualización del origen y curso de las arterias coronarias anómalas con una visión anatómica en tercera dimensión que no es posible determinar con angiografía convencional y es especialmente útil para determinar la

  1. Disección de arterias coronarias asociada con el consumo de cocaína

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    Guillermo Marchetti

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La disección espontánea de arterias coronarias es en extremo rara y escasamente documentada en la bibliografía mundial. Una de las causas en pacientes jóvenes es la adicción a la cocaína. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con historia de consumo reciente de cocaína que ingresa derivado por infarto de miocardio para cinecoronariografía y angioplastia. En la cinecoronariografía se evidencia una disección espontánea de la arteria descendente anterior con flujo TIMI III. Debido al contexto clínico del paciente se decide tratamiento farmacológico (aspirina, clopidogrel, heparina de bajo peso molecular y nitritos, entre otros y nuevo estudio en 7 días, que evidenció la resolución de la disección del vaso.

  2. Detection and treatment of an aneurysma spurium of the arteria hepatica dextra after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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    Kirschberg, Oliver; Scheding, Andreas; Saers, Thomas; Krakamp, Bernd

    2013-01-01

    Background Massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage can be the dominant symptom of decompensated liver cirrhosis, varices and ulcerations in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Postoperative complications are known to lead to these bleedings. Commonly, emergency endoscopy will be performed. Here we report of a patient with extensive bleeding caused by an aneurysma spurium of the arteria hepatica dextra induced by a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The condition was diagnosed by the Doppler ultras...

  3. Variante anatómica: origen de la arteria hepática derecha de la arteria mesentérica superior

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    David Rodríguez Palomo

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo describe la presencia de la variante anatómica que presenta la arteria hepática derecha como rama de la arteria mesentérica superior en un caso incidental de disección en la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Costa Rica, dicha variante se presenta desde un 6,4% hasta un 18% por lo que debe siempre tenerse en cuenta durante cualquier cirugía hepatobiliar y más aún si se trata de cirugía de trasplante hepático. Así mismo se revisa el tema y su importancia clínica.This paper describes the presence of anatomical variation has the right hepatic artery as a branch of the artery superior mesenteric artery a case incidental to the School of Medicine, University of Costa Rica, said variant is present from 6.4% to 18% and should be always be taken into account during any hepatobiliary surgery and more so if it is liver transplant surgery. It also reviews the issue and its clinical significance.

  4. Yogur en la salud humana

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    Ricardo Adolfo Parra Huertas

    2012-01-01

    El yogur es un alimento funcional, un derivado lácteo obtenido por fermentación de bacterias ácidolácticas de la leche. Desde la antigüedad es ampliamente conocido los efectos en la salud humana del yogur, entre ellos figuran: prevención de cáncer de colon, disminución de colesterol, mejoramiento de la flora intestinal, efectos en el sistema inmune y prevención de helicobacter pylori, entre otros. Las bacterias responsables de estos efectos son las bacterias ácido-lácticas-probióticas como...

  5. Umbilical cord avulsion in waterbirth.

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    Schafer, Robyn

    2014-01-01

    Umbilical cord avulsion (or "cord snapping") is often cited as a risk associated with waterbirth. This article discusses a case study in which a cord avulsed during a waterbirth and uses it as a basis to explore the incidence, etiology, and associated risk factors of umbilical cord avulsion. The diagnosis, clinical presentation, and management of cord avulsion in waterbirth is presented along with a thorough review of the literature and relevant professional standards. This article offers recommendations for clinical practice to minimize the risk of a cord avulsion and highlights the need for additional research and provider education to ensure optimal care of women and newborns. PMID:24588881

  6. Flußvermittelte Vasodilatation (FMD der Arteria brachialis: Methodik und klinischer Stellenwert

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    Frick M

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Frühe Diagnose und Risikostratifizierung sind wichtige Ziele in der Prävention der koronaren Herzkrankheit. Die Endotheldysfunktion tritt im Frühstadium der Atherosklerose auf und ist klinisch als Störung der endothelabhängigen Vasodilatation erfaßbar. 1992 wurde erstmals eine nichtinvasive Methode beschrieben, welche mittels hochauflösenden Ultraschalls die flußvermittelte Vasodilatation (FMD der Arteria brachialis als Parameter der Endothelfunktion bestimmt. Aufgrund der vermeintlich einfachen, nicht-invasiven Durchführung ist dieser Test trotz fehlender internationaler Standardisierung und unterschiedlicher methodischer Ansätze in einer Vielzahl von Studien angewandt worden. Zusätzlich wurden in den letzten Jahren immer mehr Faktoren beschrieben, die das Ergebnis der FMD beeinflussen. Die vorliegende Arbeit gibt einen Überblick über Voraussetzungen zur Durchführung der Bestimmung der Endothelfunktion an der Arteria brachialis und zeigt mögliche Einflußfaktoren auf. Zudem wird eine detaillierte Vorgehensweise bei der Messung der Endothelfunktion vorgegeben, die zu einer Standardisierung dieser Methode auf nationaler Ebene führen soll.

  7. Tratamiento de la compresión del tronco de la arteria coronaria izquierda en pacientes con hipertensión pulmonar

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    2011-01-01

    La angina de pecho es un síntoma frecuente en pacientes con hipertensión pulmonar (HP) de cualquier etiología. Aunque su fisiopatología no está aclarada, las causas propuestas son: la isquemia subendocárdica por aumento del estrés parietal del ventrículo derecho, la dilatación de la arteria pulmonar por incrementos transitorios de la presión pulmonar y la compresión extrínseca del tronco de la arteria coronaria izquierda (TCI) por la arteria pulmonar (AP) dilatada. Se presentan tres casos que...

  8. Pseudo-aneurisma post-traumático de tronco de arteria coronaria izquierda

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    Melina M. Gallo

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available El pseudo-aneurisma de arteria coronaria es extremadamente raro. Su historia natural es poco conocida y su tratamiento discutido. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con pseudo-aneurisma de tronco de la coronaria izquierda e infarto antero-apical del ventrículo izquierdo cinco años después de un paro cardíaco secundario a un traumatismo no penetrante de tórax. Se consideró entonces que la lesión no era pasible de corrección percutánea o quirúrgica por lo que se optó por tratamiento médico conservador. Una angiografía coronaria por tomografía computarizada multicorte realizada 10 años después del evento inicial mostró ausencia de progresión de la lesión.

  9. Umbilical endosalpingiosis: a case report

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    Papavramidis Theodossis S

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Endosalpingiosis describes the ectopic growth of Fallopian tube epithelium. Pathology confirms the presence of a tube-like epithelium containing three types of cells: ciliated, columnar cells; non-ciliated, columnar secretory mucous cells; and intercalary cells. We report the case of a woman with umbilical endosalpingiosis and examine the nature and characteristics of cutaneous endosalpingiosis by reviewing and combining the other four cases existing in the international literature. Case presentation A 50-year-old Caucasian, Greek woman presented with a pale brown nodule in her umbilicus. The nodule was asymptomatic, with no cyclical discomfort or variation in size. Her personal medical, surgical and gynecologic history was uneventful. An excision within healthy margins was performed under local anesthesia. A cystic formation measuring 2.7×1.7×1 cm was removed. Histological examination confirmed umbilical endosalpingiosis. Conclusions Umbilical endosalpingiosis is a very rare manifestation of the non-neoplasmatic disorders of the Müllerian system. It appears with cyclic symptoms of pain and swelling of the umbilicus, but not always. The disease is diagnosed using pathologic findings and surgical excision is the definitive treatment.

  10. Expresión de ICAM-1 en el Endotelio de Arterias Humanas Mediante Inmunohistoquímica ICAM-1 Expression in Endothelium of Human Arteries by Immunohistochemistry

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    Rodrigo Moore-Carrasco; Wendy Donoso; Francisca Sutin; Macarena Vergara; Lorena Toloza; Jaime Gonzalez; Erik Morales; Iván Palomo

    2011-01-01

    Las enfermedades cardiovasculares son la principal causa de muerte a nivel mundial. Entre ellas tienen gran relevancia las de tipo isquémicas, en donde el desarrollo de placas ateroscleróticas es el proceso fisiopatológico central. El estudio de la aterosclerosis es fundamental para comprender como se inicia este proceso patológico y los factores que influyen en su desarrollo. Distintas metodologías de laboratorio, entre otras la inmunohistoquímica, permiten reconocer las células y moléculas ...

  11. DEPENDIENTES Y RACIONALES: LA FAMILIA HUMANA

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    Alfredo Marcos Martínez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Son muchos los conceptos que condicionan la bioética, que pueden hacer que prospere o naufrague. Nos centramos aquí en dos de ellos, a saber, el concepto de dependencia, que funciona como necesario complemento del de autonomía, y el concepto de familia humana, que tal vez debería funcionar como sustituto en contextos morales del de especie humana. Ambos remiten en el fondo a otro concepto, de larga tradición filosófica, el de naturaleza humana, que ha vuelto al centro del debate en los últimos años. La modernidad puede ser caracterizada como una búsqueda de la autonomía. La autonomía en muchos sentidos es un objetivo justo y deseable. Sin embargo, el énfasis unilateral en la autonomía ha generado una antropología parcial. De ahí la importancia de pensar también una antropología de la dependencia que vincule a los miembros de la familia humana.

  12. Doppler de arterias uterinas en semana 11 – 13 6/7 como predictor de desenlaces materno - perinatales adversos

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    Mejía Pérez, Dauris Lineth; Olaya Trujillo, Diego Alejandro

    2016-01-01

    Este es un estudio de Cohorte prospectiva longitudinal, realizado en una población de mujeres gestantes de bajo riesgo. Se incluyeron pacientes con posibilidad de seguimiento durante 18 meses, se reclutaron entre la semanas 11 a 13 6/7, Se hizo medición de índices de pulsatilidad y resistencia de las arterias uterinas derecha e izquierda. Se determinaron por seguimiento e historia clínica los siguientes desenlaces maternos perinatales: trastornos hipertensivos asociados al e...

  13. Diagnóstico y tratamiento de los aneurismas saculares de la arteria cerebral anterior

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    Raúl F. Matera

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    Full Text Available Hacemos un estudio anátomo-funcional de la arteria cerebral anterior recalcando la importancia que tiene la ligadura de esta arteria. Sintetizamos la patogenia de los aneurismas en cuatro hechos fundamentales: los aneurismas vestigiales originados en brotes vasculares no desarrollados o que no han involucionado normalmente; la falta de desarrollo de la túnica elástica en la zona de bifurcación de los grandes vasos; la arterioesclerosis; los procesos inflamatorios de la túnica media (sífilis y micosis. Hacemos un estudio clínico de los aneurismas del complejo cerebral-comunicante anterior, llamando la atención sobre aquellos en los que, a las hemorragias subaracnoidales, se asocian manifestaciones en el fondo de ojo, trastornos psíquicos y fenómenos motores. Llamamos la atención sobre las formas pseudo-tumorales quiasmáticas y los denominados aneurismas trombosantes que originan el síndrome progresivo fronto-cíngulo-calloso. Estudiamos la radiología simple de los aneurismas de esta región, llamando la atención sobre las calcificaciones cirsoideas suprasellares y los fenómenos de erosión de la silla turca. Llamamos la atención sobre la importancia de la arteriografía para confirmar el diagnóstico, estudiar la circulación colateral, el tamaño, la forma y el pedículo del aneurisma, elementos fundamentales para el plan operatório. En el tratamiento quirúrgico descartamos, por ineficaz, la ligadura de la carótida interna en el cuello. Es fundamental el abordaje intracraneano por vía subfrontal en los aneurismas de la porción précomunicante y comunicante con desarrollo hacia abajo, mientras que, la via sagital-frontal se utilizará en los aneurismas de desarrollo hacia arriba ya sea de la comunicante o de la porción distal de la arteria cerebral anterior o sus ramas. Insistimos sobre un hecho muy importante cual es la anestesia y, en especial, el uso de la hipotensión controlada, insistiendo de que la tensión se

  14. GESTIÓN HUMANA: TENDENCIAS Y PERSPECTIVAS

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    JUAN GUILLERMO SALDARRIAGA RÍOS

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se hace referencia a las tendencias y las perspectivas de gestión humana que se imponen en el mundo en la actualidad y que, a su manera, pretenden optimizar la administración del personal de la organización y contribuir al desarrollo e incremento de la productividad y la competitividad. Mediante la realización de un Estado del Arte se logran determinar algunas de las tendencias más relevantes en la actualidad y se concluye que, cada vez con mayor fuerza, dichas tendencias se sustentan en discursos que pretenden "rescatar" al ser humano dentro de la organización, lo que no necesariamente se traduce en los procesos de gestión humana que se realizan en las organizaciones nacionales e internacionales.

  15. Ehrliquiosis granulocitotrópica humana

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    José Rafael Rojas-Solano

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Las ehrliquiosis humanas son zoonosis emergentes transmitidas por varias especies de garrapatas e infectan gran cantidad de animales silvestres y domésticos. Reportamos el caso de un paciente con un cuadro clínico y hallazgos de laboratorio compatibles con una probable ehrliquiosis granulocitotrópica severa. El paciente se trató con doxicilina y respondió adecuadamente. Fue egresado en buena condición.

  16. Umbilical scarring in hatchling American alligators

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    Wiebe, J.J.; Sepulveda, M.S.; Buckland, J.E.; Anderson, S.R.; Gross, T.S.

    2004-01-01

    Umbilical scarring is the presence of excess scar tissue deposited between abdominal dermal layers at the site of yolk sac absorption in hatchling American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis). The presence of this dermal condition plays a key evaluatory role in the overall quality and subsequent value for various commercial leather products. Despite the prevalent nature of this condition, currently the industry has no standardized protocols for its quantification. The objectives of this study were to examine the relationship between hatchling weight and age and incidence of umbilical scarring and to develop a quantifiable and reproducible technique to measure this dermal condition in hatchling American alligators. Thirty eggs from each of nine clutches were incubated in two separate incubators at different facilities and hatchling umbilical scarring was measured at 2 and 10 days of age using digital calipers. Umbilical area was calculated by multiplying umbilical length times umbilical width. There was a significant effect of both age and clutch on umbilical area (overall decline of 64%) by 10 days post-hatch. However, only five of the nine clutches utilized expressed a noticeable decline in the size of this dermal condition (range 67-74%). We had hypothesized that larger hatchlings would have larger umbilical areas and a slower rate of improvement in this condition during the first few days post-hatch. The differences in umbilical area and percent decline with age across clutches, however, were not associated with differences in initial hatchling weights. Within clutches and time periods, hatchling weight had no significant effect on the size and/or rate of decline of this condition. ?? 2004 Published by Elsevier B.V.

  17. Antenatal umbilical cord parameters and perinatal outcome

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    Athira Narayanan

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    Conclusions: No association between antenatal umbilical cord characteristics and perinatal outcome was found in pregnancies at high risk for poor perinatal outcome. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2016; 5(4.000: 1211-1215

  18. Aortic aneurysm secondary to umbilical artery catheterization

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    A 14-month-girl presented with an asymptomatic posterior mediastinal mass. She had a history of prematurity, umbilical artery catheterization, and sepsis. The diagnosis of aortic aneurysm was made by dynamic computed tomography. The aneurysm was successfully resected. (orig.)

  19. Antenatal umbilical cord parameters and perinatal outcome

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    Athira Narayanan; Priya Ballal; Nikil Shetty; Pralhad Kushtagi

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    Background: The objective of the study was to study the association between antenatally determined umbilical cord thickness and coiling index at/after 34 weeks of gestation and the measures of perinatal outcome. Methods: Umbilical cord thickness and coiling index were determined sonographically at or after 34 weeks of gestation in 100 singleton pregnancies. The influence of the antenatal cord findings was analyzed for their associations with measures of perinatal outcome in high and low ri...

  20. Umbilical Cord Segmental Hemorrhage and Fetal Distress

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    Larciprete, Giovanni; Romanini, Maria Elisabetta; Arduini, Domenico; Cirese, Elio; Slowikowska-Hilczer, Jolanta; Kula, Krzysztof

    2006-01-01

    We describe an unexplained case of umbilical cord segmental hemorrhage linked with meconium-stained amniotic fluid. A severely asphyxiated infant was delivered at term by Caesarean section. There were poor prognostic signs on fetal cardiotocography with rupture of membranes with meconium-stained amniotic fluid. The pathophysiologic mechanism in this case is still unknown, even if we argued a possible role of the umbilical cord shortness.

  1. Dissektion der Arteria carotis als Ursache ischämischer zerebrovaskulärer Ereignisse - Fallberichte und Diskussion

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    Tentschert S

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Dissektionen der kraniozervikalen Gefäße, inbesondere der Arteria carotis, zählen zu den häufigsten Ursachen ischämischer zerebrovaskulärer Ereignisse bei jüngeren Patienten. Die ischämische Symptomatik wird durch eine Wühlblutung in die Gefäßwand verursacht, welche entweder zu einer Minderung des zerebralen Blutflusses und/oder zu einer lokalen Thrombosierung mit nachfolgender Embolisation führt. Karotisdissektionen können durch ein mechanisches Trauma hervorgerufen werden, sie entstehen aber auch spontan oder sind dann bei einem Teil der Patienten mit Bindegewebserkrankungen assoziiert. Zu den häufigsten Symptomen zählen Kopfschmerzen, zervikaler Schmerz und Horner-Syndrom. Die zerebrale Ischämie führt meist zu einer transienten ischämischen Attacke (TIA oder zu einem ischämischen Infarkt im Stromgebiet der Arteria cerebri media der betroffenen Seite. Auch eine Amaurosis fugax kann auftreten. Trotz neuer technischer Möglichkeiten stellen Dissektionen der hirnversorgenden Gefäße nach wie vor eine diagnostische Herausforderung dar. Die digitale Subtraktionsangiographie gilt derzeit noch als Goldstandard zur Diagnostik, wird aber in vielen Fällen zunehmend durch neue nichtinvasive bildgebende Verfahren ersetzt oder ergänzt. Stenose oder Verschluß des betroffenen Gefäßes bilden sich in den meisten Fällen innerhalb von zwei Monaten nach dem Ereignis zurück. Therapeutische Maßnahmen haben vor allem die Verhinderung embolischer Komplikationen zum Ziel. Die gegenständliche Arbeit soll anhand von Fallbeispielen und einer Literaturübersicht klinisch relevante Aspekte und Probleme bei Diagnostik und Therapie der Dissektion der Arteria carotis aufzeigen.

  2. Punciones repetidas de la arteria radial para cateterismo cardíaco Repeated radial artery puncture for cardiac catheterization

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    Eduardo Magariños

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available La punción percutánea de la arteria radial para la realización de procedimientos por cateterismo ha ganado aceptación debido a una eficacia similar a la obtenida con el acceso femoral. En el presente trabajo evaluamos los resultados obtenidos con la punción repetida de esta arteria. En un total de 182 accesos radiales se realizaron 17 punciones repetidas, y mediante ellas, 20 procedimientos (9 coronariografías y 11 angioplastias. Se obtuvo éxito del acceso en 15 punciones repetidas (88.2% y éxito del procedimiento en todos los casos cuando logramos éxito del acceso. Si bien el grupo es pequeño es suficiente para mostrar que la punción repetida de la arteria radial es factible y permite una alta tasa de éxito de los procedimientos con una disminución ostensible de las complicaciones locales.The radial artery approach for percutaneous cardiac interventions has gained worldwide acceptance due to the similar results obtained by the femoral artery access. In this paper, we report our experience with repeated puncture of the radial artery. One hundred and eighty two radial artery access procedures were performed, in 17 interventions the puncture was repeated once or twice, with a total of 20 therapeutic catheterizations (9 coronary angiographies, 11 angioplasties. There was no therapeutic failure through the radial approach but, we successfully gained access in 88.2% (15/17 of the re-interventions cases. Although an experience with a low number of cases, we had a very high successful therapeutic rate, and also a remarkable lowering of local complications, this shows the feasibility and potential of this technique.

  3. Bancos de cordón umbilical Umbilical cord banks

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    L. Madero

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La utilización de sangre de cordón como fuente de precursores hematológicos se remonta a 1983 cuando Boyse apuntó el potencial en progenitores existente en la sangre de cordón, realizándose un año más tarde las primeras experiencias sobre modelos murinos. Tuvieron que pasar más de cinco años para que Gluckman realizara la primera experiencia en humanos. Un niño afecto de anemia de Fanconi fue trasplantado con progenitores de sangre de cordón umbilical de su hermana HLA idéntica, realizándose todos los estudios de compatibilidad intraútero. Actualmente, veinte años más tarde, el paciente se encuentra libre de enfermedad y con la hematopoyesis del donante, demostrándose así la capacidad de persistencia del injerto a largo plazo.

  4. El grosor íntima-media de la arteria femoral superficial como marcador de la aterosclerosis y de la enfermedad arterial periférica

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    Arnedo Valero, Gemma

    2016-01-01

    1-Introducción: El grosor íntima-media (GIM) de la arteria carótida, medido con eco-doppler, es considerado un marcador precoz de las enfermedades cardiovasculares121. La enfermedad arterial periférica es una enfermedad altamente costosa y prevalente1-3. El gold-estándar para su diagnóstico es el índice tobillo-brazo (ITB). Éste guarda una estrecha relación con los eventos cardiovasculares y su pronóstico132. La exploración con eco-doppler de la arteria femoral superficial es má...

  5. Metodologias multidimensionais em Ciências Humanas

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    Ruby Esther León Díaz

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    Full Text Available Los cuestionamientos contemporáneos hechos a las ciencias humanas tienen como punto de partida la excesiva división disciplinar, aunada a la construcción de visiones deterministas y absolutas de la naturaleza, del ser humano, del espíritu, de las cosas, de las teorías y de los valores. El trabajo presentado por las docentes de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP apuntala sobre esos cuestionamientos desde la teoría de la complejidad del pensador judeo-francés Edgar Morin.

  6. Hidatidosis humana en el Perú

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    Luis Guerra Montero; María Ramírez Breña

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    El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido conocer el estado de la hidatidosis humana, por la gran incidencia que presenta en nuestro país, principalmente en la región central andina. La recopilación de datos fue a partir de la revisión de fuentes primarias sobre epidemiología, el ciclo vital del parásito y del manejo del paciente afecto de Hidatidosis. Algunos hallazgos permiten afirmar que la hidatidosis es una enfermedad producida por el estado larval del cestodo Echinococcus del género Granulosu...

  7. Ehrliquiosis granulocitotrópica humana

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    José Rafael Rojas-Solano; Juan Villalobos-Vindas

    2007-01-01

    Las ehrliquiosis humanas son zoonosis emergentes transmitidas por varias especies de garrapatas e infectan gran cantidad de animales silvestres y domésticos. Reportamos el caso de un paciente con un cuadro clínico y hallazgos de laboratorio compatibles con una probable ehrliquiosis granulocitotrópica severa. El paciente se trató con doxicilina y respondió adecuadamente. Fue egresado en buena condición.Human ehrlichiosis are emergent tick-borne zoonoses, affecting many wild and domestic mammal...

  8. Metodologias multidimensionais em ciências humanas

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    Ruby Esther León Díaz

    2014-01-01

    Los cuestionamientos contemporáneos hechos a las ciencias humanas tienen como punto de partida la excesiva división disciplinar, aunada a la construcción de visiones deterministas y absolutas de la naturaleza, del ser humano, del espíritu, de las cosas, de las teorías y de los valores. El trabajo presentado por las docentes de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) apuntala sobre esos cuestionamientos desde la teoría de la complejidad del pensador judeo-francés Edgar Morin....

  9. Factor de crecimiento vascular endotelial total y Doppler de las arterias uterinas en preeclampticas y embarazadas normotensas sanas

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    Eduardo Reyna-Villasmil; Jorly Mejia-Montilla; Joel Santos-Bolívar; Duly Torres-Cepeda; Yolimar Navarro-Briceño; Nadia Reyna-Villasmil; Ismael Suarez-Torres

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    El objetivo de la investigación fue establecer las concentraciones de factor de crecimiento vascular endotelial (VEGF) total en preeclámpticas y embarazadas normotensas, y relacionar los valores de los hallazgos Doppler de las arterias uterinas con las concentraciones plasmáticas. Se seleccionaron 160 sujetos. Se incluyeron 47 preeclámpticas severas (grupo A), 33 preeclámpticas leves (grupo B) y un grupo control con edades similares a los grupos de estudio de 80 embarazadas sanas (grupo C). L...

  10. Parálisis del plexo braquial por pseudoaneurisma de la arteria axilar tras luxación de hombro

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    Escuder Capafons, M.C.; Monllau García, Juan Carlos; Ballester Soleda, Jorge

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    Las lesiones del plexo braquial y de las arterias subclavia y axilar son complicaciones poco frecuentes, pero importantes, de los traumatismos dé la cintura escapular. Las lesiones neurovasculares son más frecuentes en heridas penetrantes, pero son raras en traumatismos cerrados. Cuando la sintomatología neurológica se desarrolla insidiosamente, días o semanas después del traumatismo, hay que pensar en una lesión vascular. Presentamos un caso de parálisis del plexo braquial tar...

  11. Evolution of umbilicals in Brazil: optimizing deepwater umbilical applications with thermoplastic hoses and steel tubes

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    Guerra Neto, Mauro Del [DuPont do Brasil S.A., Barueri, SP (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    Subsea umbilicals in the past 25 years have evolved in parallel with other subsea oil and gas technologies, as the search for hydrocarbons needed to drive the global economy has led offshore exploration and development companies to seek reserves ever-farther from shore in water thousands of meters deep. Relegated to little more than afterthought status before the push into deep water, modern umbilicals have now become crucial components linking deep water producers to their subsea wells, controlling subsea production systems through hydraulic and electrical power and injecting production chemicals for corrosion-, scale-, and hydrate-inhibition at subsea well heads. Particularly in subsea developments involving several deep water wells, umbilicals today are integral to both the production-system design and the chosen operating strategy. Failure of an umbilical linking a subsea well head in deep water to a host production facility can inflict severe economic consequences upon an operator by impairing production operations or halting production altogether. The additional cost of repairing or replacing a failed umbilical can run into the millions of dollars. As offshore oil and gas production has moved into ever-deeper water, umbilical manufacturers have begun introducing new stronger materials to handle the inherently higher pressures and temperatures. Today, two types of construction are used for fluid conduits in umbilical systems deployed in deep water: thermoplastic hoses and steel tubes. Steel tubes are generally more expensive than thermoplastic hoses, relatively stiff and considered to have high tensile strength, while thermoplastic hoses are extremely flexible and exhibit lower tensile strength. This lower tensile strength of the hoses may be compensated by including steel wire armoring in the umbilical. This also provides the added benefits of additional mechanical protection compared with the equivalent unarmored steel-tubes umbilicals. When either

  12. Endovascular treatment of splenic artery aneurysms; Trattamento endovascolare degli aneurismi dell'arteria splenica

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    Lagana, Domenico; Carrafiello, Gianpaolo; Mangini, Monica; Fontana, Federico; Dizonno, Massimiliano; Fugazzola, Carlo [Insubria Univ., Varese (Italy). Cattedra di radiologia; Castelli, Patrizio [Insubria Univ., Varese (Italy). Chirurgia vascolare

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    techniques, endovascular treatment is feasible in nearly all SAAs. It ensures good immediate and long term results, and no doubt presents some advantages in comparison to surgical treatment, as it less invasive and allows the preservation of splenic function. [Italian] Scopo. Verificare l'efficacia del trattamento endovascolare degli aneurismi dell'arteria splenica (AAS). Materiale e metodi. Nel periodo compreso tra maggio 2000 e giugno 2003 sono stati trattati 11 AAS veri in 9 pazienti (7 femmine e 2 maschi; eta media 58 anni), 8 sacciformi e 3 fusiformi, 4 localizzati al tratto medio, 5 al tratto distale e 2 intrasplenici. La diagnosi e stata effettuata con eco color Doppler e/o angio-TC ed e risultata occasionate in 7 pazienti e conseguente a dolore in ipocondrio sinistro in 1 caso; un AAS e stato riscontrato in fase di fissurazione. Quattro AAS sono stati esclusi mediante embolizzazione della sacca con microspirali, con preservazione della continuita dell'asse vascolare; in 2 casi e stata associata l'iniezione transcatetere di cianoacrilato. In 4 casi e stata effettuata una legatura endovascolare, con ischemia settoriaie della milza. Un AAS fisstirato e stato trattato in urgenza con embolizzazione massiva mediante cianoacrilato dell'arteria splenica. I 2 aneurismi intrasplenici sono stati esclusi, l'uno mediante embolizzazione dell'arteria afferente con cianoacrilato e l'altro con iniezione transcatetere di trombina nella sacca aneurismatica. Risultati. E stata ottenuta la devascolarizzazione completa di tutti gli AAS (in 10/11 al termine della procedura; in 1/11 al controllo TC, effettuato dopo 3 giorni). Il follow-up (durata media 18 mesi; range 6-36 mesi) e stato espletato con eco color Doppler e/o angio-TC a 3, 6, 12 mesi e successivamente una volta all'anno; la completa esclusione degli aneurismi e stata confermata in 11/11 casi. Le complicanze riscontrate sono state: 4 casi di pleurite sinistra di modesta entita; febbre

  13. Colgajo de perforantes de la arteria colateral cubital inferior para defectos por quemadura eléctrica en fosa cubital

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    I. González-Alaña

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    Full Text Available Las quemaduras eléctricas producen lesiones profundas, especialmente las debidas a la entrada y salida de la corriente y al arco voltaico, que pueden dejar expuestas estructuras nobles y afectar áreas de flexo-extensión, como la fosa antecubital. Los defectos resultantes pueden cubrirse mediante colgajos libres o pediculados de brazo y antebrazo. Entre las distintas opciones quirúrgicas, el colgajo medial del brazo evita la interrupción de los ejes vasculares mayores y la secuela en la zona donante es discreta. Sin embargo, su uso está poco extendido por considerarse un colgajo de difícil disección debido a la variabilidad anatómica de las arterias colaterales cubitales superior e inferior que lo irrigan. Presentamos la cobertura para un defecto secundario a quemadura eléctrica en la fosa antecubital mediante un colgajo medial del brazo basado en las ramas perforantes de la arteria colateral cubital inferior. Aunque confirmamos en este caso la variabilidad vascular, la disección resultó sencilla y el resultado estético y funcional fue excelente.

  14. Umbilical artery tone in maternal obesity

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    Glavey Siobhan V

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The increasing prevalence of obesity constitutes a major health problem in obstetrics with implications for feto-maternal growth and wellbeing. This study investigated and compared the contractile properties of umbilical arteries excised from obese women, with those excised from women with a normal body mass index (BMI. Methods Sections of umbilical artery were obtained from umbilical cord samples immediately after delivery and mounted for isometric recording in organ tissue baths under physiological conditions. Cumulative additions of 5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT and Prostaglandin F-2alpha (PgF2alpha were added in the concentration range of 1 nmol/L to 10 micromol/L. Control vessels were exposed to Krebs physiological salt solution (PSS only. The resultant effects of each drug addition were measured using the Powerlab hardware unit. Results 5-HT exerted a significant effect on human umbilical artery tone at concentrations of 100 nmol/L, 1 micromol/L, and 10 micromol/L in normal (n = 5; P 0.05. Conclusion These findings support the hypothesis that endogenous regulation of umbilical artery tone is altered in association with maternal obesity. This may be linked to the cardiovascular effects of secretory products of adipose tissue, with implications for the feto-maternal circulation.

  15. A Semicircular Incision in the Superior Umbilical Fold for SILS Preserves the Umbilical Profile

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    S. C. Blackburn

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS has been highlighted in the recent literature as a means of performing a range of common, minimal access, paediatric surgical procedures. The primary attraction is the absence of visible scarring. Aim. This study aims to describe a cosmetically advantageous means of SILS port placement in children, which preserves the umbilical profile. Methods. We describe a paediatric case series utilising a semicircular incision in the superior umbilical fold for SILS procedures. The linea alba is exposed over 2 cm just superior to the umbilical ring and stay sutures are applied. A vertical incision is made over this distance without entering the umbilical ring. Data were recorded prospectively in a Microsoft Excel database. Results. Twenty-one cases were performed in a 1-year period. Ten appendicectomies, 5 ovarian/paraovarian cystectomies, 2 Palomo procedures, 3 nephrectomy/heminephrectomies, and 1 Meckel’s diverticulectomy were performed. There was 1 wound infection. No incisional hernias occurred. Discussion. We believe that our technique, which maintains the integrity of the umbilical ring and allows preservation of the umbilical profile, offers a distinct cosmetic advantage over other incisions for SILS which distort it. Conclusion. We have demonstrated the aesthetic benefits of utilising a superior umbilical-fold incision for SILS in children.

  16. Ehrliquiosis granulocitotrópica humana

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    José Rafael Rojas-Solano

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Las ehrliquiosis humanas son zoonosis emergentes transmitidas por varias especies de garrapatas e infectan gran cantidad de animales silvestres y domésticos. Reportamos el caso de un paciente con un cuadro clínico y hallazgos de laboratorio compatibles con una probable ehrliquiosis granulocitotrópica severa. El paciente se trató con doxicilina y respondió adecuadamente. Fue egresado en buena condición.Human ehrlichiosis are emergent tick-borne zoonoses, affecting many wild and domestic mammals. We report the case of a patient with a clinical picture and laboratory findings compatible with severe granulocytic ehrlichiosis. The patient was treated with doxyciclin and did fine.

  17. [Management of umbilical hernia in cirrhotic patients].

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    Loriau, J; Manaouil, D; Mauvais, F

    2002-06-01

    The treatment of umbilical hernia in the setting of cirrhosis poses unique and specific management problems due to the pathophysiology of cirrhotic ascites. The high intra-abdominal pressures generated by ascites when applied to areas of parietal weakness are the cause of hernia formation and enlargement. Successful surgical treatment depends on minimization or elimination of ascites. Umbilical rupture and hernia strangulation are the most life-threatening complications of umbilical hernia with ascites and they demand urgent surgical intervention. In non-emergency situations, medical therapy to control ascites should precede hernia repair. When ascites is refractory to medical therapy, treatment will vary depending on whether transplantation is an option. In liver transplantation candidates, hernia repair can be performed at the end of the transplantation procedure. If transplanation is not envisaged, concomitant treatment of both ascites and hernia is best achieved by placement of a peritoneo-venous shunt at the time of the parietal repair. PMID:12391663

  18. Epidemiologia da raiva humana na Guanabara

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    Alfredo R. Matta B. da Silva

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    Full Text Available A raiva humana se mantém como problema de Saúde Pública, especialmente nas áreas urbanas, onde o cão atua como principal reservatório e fonte imediata de infecção. A deficiência de programas de controle de cães vadios, de imunização sistemática e de educação sanitária, contribui para a perpetuação da cadeia epidemiológioa. O presente estudo analisa todos os casos de raiva humana, observados em habitantes do Estado da Guanabara, no período 1965-1969, segundo as variáveis: idade, sexo, côr, variação estacional, período de incubação e de duração da fase clínica, fonte de infecção, local de mordedura e uso de vacina posterior à exposição. Os principais resultados foram: 1. A ravia na Guanabara, parece ser mais comum nos grupos etários mais jovens e nos homens. 2. Não se observou variação estacional. 3. O período de incubação mediano foi de 45 dias e de duração da fase clínica de 3 dias. 4. Ocorreu uma associação entre período de incubação menor e vacinação incompleta.

  19. Libertad humana y presciencia divina en Boecio

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    Manuel Correia M.

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    Full Text Available En este artículo, me propongo mostrar que la discusión de Boecio sobre la compatibilidad de la libertad humana y la praescientia divina (De consolatione philosophiae, Libro V es una elaborada doctrina que une elementos neoplatónicos y lógica aristotélica. Según argumento, la discusión está conectada a la preocupación anterior sobre este tema mantenida por los estoicos, y sus principales líneas de desarrollo van a influir en pensadores como Santo Tomás de Aquino, L. Valla y G.W. Leibniz. En lo esencial, la doctrina de Boecio dice que no es la sola razón humana lo que hace al hombre libre, sino su fin, que es Dios como ser eternamente presente a los procesos necesarios y contingentes del universo. Esto está supuesto en sus palabras finales sobre el poder de la oraciónIn this article, I attempt to show that Boethius' discussion on the compatibility between human freedom and praescientia divina (De consolatione philosophiae, Book V is a refined piece of doctrine combining Neoplatonic elements and Aristotelian logic. The discussion, I argue, is connected to the Stoic early concern on the topic and its main lines of development are to be influential in later thinkers as St. Th. Aquinas, L. Valla and G.W. Leibniz. Basically, Boethius' doctrine means that it is not only the human reason by itself what makes the man free, but also the end of reason, i.e., God, who is eternally present to necessary and contingent processes in the universe. This is suggested by his final words on the power of prayer

  20. 21 CFR 880.5950 - Umbilical occlusion device.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Umbilical occlusion device. 880.5950 Section 880.5950 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED... Devices § 880.5950 Umbilical occlusion device. (a) Identification. An umbilical occlusion device is a...

  1. Totally contact umbilical lightlike hypersurfaces of indefinite Sasakian manifolds

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    Massamba, Fortuné

    2008-01-01

    This paper investigates totally contact umbilical lightlike hypersurfaces which are tangent to the structure vector field. Theorems on Killing distributions, geodesibility of lightlike hypersurfaces are obtained. The geometrical configuration of such lightlike hypersurfaces and its screen distributions are established. We prove the non-existence of totally contact umbilical lightlike hypersurfaces and lightlike hypersurfaces with totally contact umbilical screen distributions in indefinite Sa...

  2. Capital humano y capacidad humana Human capital and human capacity

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    Sen Amartya Kumar

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    En este articulo se examinan las relaciones y diferencias entre el concepto de 'capital humano' y el concepto de 'capacidad humana'. El concepto de capital humano es mas limitado puesto que solo concibe las cualidades humanas en su relación con el crecimiento económico mientras que el concepto de capacidades da énfasis a la expansión de libertad humana para vivir el tipo de vida que la gente considera valedera. Cuando se adopta esa visión mas amplia, el proceso de desarrollo no puede verse si...

  3. Porous nematic microfluidics for generation of umbilic defects and umbilic defect lattices

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    Aplinc, Jure; Morris, Stephen; Ravnik, Miha

    2016-06-01

    We demonstrate that porous nematic microfluidics is a potential route for the generation of nematic umbilic defects and regular umbilic defect lattices. By using numerical modeling we show that the mutual (backflow) coupling between the flow velocity and the orientation director field of the nematic liquid crystal leads to the formation of positive umbilic defects at local peaks and to the formation of negative umbilic defects at the local saddles in the flow profile. The number of flow peaks and the index of the flow saddles (i.e., the number of the valleys) are shown to be directly related to the strength of the umbilic defect, effectively relating the two fields at the geometrical level. The regular arrangement of the barriers in the porous channels is demonstrated to lead to the formation of regular lattices of umbilic defects, including square, triangular, and even kagome lattices. Experimental realization of such systems is discussed, with particular focus on microfluidic-tunable birefringent photonic band structures and lattices.

  4. The Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery (Arteria Lusoria): The Morphological and Clinical Aspects of One of the Most Important Variations—A Systematic Study of 141 Reports

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    Michał Polguj; Łukasz Chrzanowski; Kasprzak, Jarosław D.; Ludomir Stefańczyk; Mirosław Topol; Agata Majos

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    The most important abnormality of the aortic arch is arguably the presence of an aberrant right subclavian artery (arteria lusoria). If this vessel compresses the adjacent structures, several symptoms may be produced. The aim of the study is to present the morphological and clinical aspects of the aberrant right subclavian artery. Three different databases searched for a review of pertinent literature using strictly predetermined criteria. Of 141 cases, 15 were cadaveric and 126 were clinical...

  5. Percutaneous ultrasound guided umbilical cord blood sampling

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    This report describes a technique and the result of percutaneous ultrasound-guided umbilical cord blood sampling and its potential use in the management of diagnostic problems in the second and third trimester of pregnancy. This method has been employed in the prenatal assessment of 19 fetuses at risk for chromosomal disorders, fetal hypoxia and hematologic disorders. This simple and rapid procedure offers a safe access to the fetal circulation

  6. [Origin and development of umbilical therapy in traditional Chinese medicine].

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    Zhang, Xue-Wei; Jia, Hong-Ling

    2014-06-01

    The origin and development of umbilical therapy in traditional Chinese medicine is explored from related literature in the history. As a result, the Shang period is regarded as initial period of umbilical therapy, while periods from Han Dynasty, Jin Dynasty and Southern-Northern Dynasties to Sui Dynasty and Tang Dynasty could be taken as stage of primary development. Time from Song Dynasty, Jin Dynasty and Yuan Dynasty to Ming and Qing Dynasties is believed as mature stage. Also the manipulation, application principle, indications and contraindications of umbilical therapy are explained. A brief overview of modern development of umbilical therapy is also described. PMID:25112106

  7. Primary Umbilical Endometriosis: Unusual and Rare Clinical Presentation

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    Taniguchi, Fuminori; Hirakawa, Eriko; Azuma, Yukihiro; Uejima, Chihiro; Ashida, Keigo; Harada, Tasuku

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    Primary umbilical endometriosis is a rare disorder and is defined as the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue within the umbilicus. A patient with painful mass in the umbilicus during menstrual period is studied in this paper. The possibility of subcutaneous endometriosis should be considered when an umbilical mass is detected despite the absence of previous surgery. In this case, urachal cancer, urachal remnant, umbilical endometriosis, and its malignant transformation were among the diseases considered in the differential diagnosis. Complete excision and histology are necessary to obtain a definitive diagnosis and optimal treatment for umbilical subcutaneous endometriosis.

  8. Hidatidosis humana en el Perú

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    Luis Guerra Montero

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido conocer el estado de la hidatidosis humana, por la gran incidencia que presenta en nuestro país, principalmente en la región central andina. La recopilación de datos fue a partir de la revisión de fuentes primarias sobre epidemiología, el ciclo vital del parásito y del manejo del paciente afecto de Hidatidosis. Algunos hallazgos permiten afirmar que la hidatidosis es una enfermedad producida por el estado larval del cestodo Echinococcus del género Granulosus, de alta prevalencia en nuestro país y más en la región central andina, esto se debe principalmente a la costumbre de convivir con perros y ganado ovino así como también a la falta de educación y concientización de la población. Los estudios serológicos como Elisa IgG y Wester Blot por su mayor sensibilidad y especificidad son las pruebas de primera línea para confirmar el diagnóstico. Dependiendo del tamaño, las características del quiste hidatídico y su localización se decide el tratamiento. La hidatidosis es una enfermedad producida por el cestodo Echinococcus Granulosus de alta prevalencia en el Perú y más aún en la región central andina (Cerro de Pasco, Junín, Huancavelica, tiene un lento crecimiento dentro de los órganos humanos pudiendo ser asintomáticos hasta la edad adulta, los órganos más afectados son el hígado y el pulmón donde son diagnosticados por sus antecedentes epidemiológicos, clínica sugestiva (dolor abdominal, vómica estudios de imagen principalmente ecografía abdominal, radiografía de tórax y exámenes de laboratorio como el Elisa IgG y Wester Blot.

  9. Seguridad Humana: Aplicabilidad del concepto a la realidad colombiana

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    Camilo Andrés Devia-Garzón

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    Full Text Available Este documento busca establecer la relación entre el concepto de Seguridad Humana y las realidades de Colombia. En una primer parte, muestra los principales aportes teóricos que desde el país se han realizado a la Seguridad Humana. Después se muestra la implementación del concepto a la práctica en Colombia. Finalmente se establece el contexto actual de Colombia y los retos que debe enfrentar en el potencial escenario de posconflicto desde la Seguridad Humana; mostrando que la finalización del conflicto armado hace necesaria la inclusión de otro tipo de dimensiones a la seguridad que mejoren las condiciones de la población y permitan un escenario real de paz.

  10. Origen anómalo de la coronaria izquierda en la arteria pulmonar: resultados de la cirugía correctora

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    Andrés J. Schlichter

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available IntroducciónEl origen anómalo de la arteria coronaria izquierda en la arteria pulmonar es una cardiopatía congénita rara que produce isquemia miocárdica con disfunción ventricular izquierda e insuficiencia mitral de grado variable. Las técnicas actuales han modificado la historia natural de esta enfermedad mediante el restablecimiento de un sistema de doble irrigación coronaria.ObjetivosEvaluar la experiencia institucional en la corrección quirúrgica del origen anómalo de la coronaria izquierda en la arteria pulmonar.Material y métodosEntre febrero de 2000 y mayo de 2008 fueron operados 13 pacientes con este diagnóstico. Seis eran menores de 1 año; mediana: 2,5 años; rango: 45 días a 21 años. Antes de la cirugía, el 61% de los pacientes presentaban insuficiencia cardíaca, el 69% signos de infarto y el 84% cardiomegalia moderada a grave. La fracción de acortamiento promedio era del 26,07% y existía insuficiencia mitral moderada a grave en el 46% de los casos. El diagnóstico se confirmó por cateterismo en 11 pacientes.En un paciente se realizó cirugía de Takeuchi y en los 12 restantes se efectuó el reimplante de la coronaria izquierda en la aorta. En un paciente se realizó plástica mitral. Seis recibieron perfusión y cardioplejía de la coronaria anómala por la arteria pulmonar.ResultadosLa mortalidad al presente, con un seguimiento promedio de 74,76 meses, es del 0%. Ningún paciente presentaba insuficiencia cardíaca al alta. En 9 de los 11 pacientes con cardiomegalia, ésta se redujo. La fracción de acortamiento promedio posoperatoria fue del 39,92%. La insuficiencia mitral disminuyó en todos los que la presentaban, excepto en uno. Ninguno presentó insuficiencia grave en el posoperatorio alejado.ConclusionesLos resultados de la cirugía correctora del origen anómalo de la coronaria izquierda en la arteria pulmonar son excelentes en todos los grupos etarios, con mejoría significativa de la función mioc

  11. VARIACIONES DE LA ARTERIA DEL NODO SINOATRIAL EN POBLACIÓN COLOMBIANA Sino-atrial node artery variation in a sample of the Colombian population

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    Yobany Quijano-Blanco

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes. El conocimiento exacto de la integración anatomofisiológica del sistema de conducción del corazón, es fundamental para la comprender la fisiopatología, el diagnóstico y el manejo de muchas de las complicaciones de la enfermedad coronaria y de las cardiopatías en general. Uno de los aspectos fundamentales, más variable y con mayores repercusiones clínicas corresponde al origen y recorrido de las arterias encargadas de irrigar el nódulo sinoatrial. Objetivo. Determinar el origen, recorrido y distribución de las arterias que irrigan el nódulo sinoatrial en una muestra de población colombiana. Material y métodos. La muestra de análisis fueron 60 bloques cardiopulmonares y digestivos seleccionados a través de muestreo por conveniencia. A estos se les realizó una disección convencional de los genitales para la determinación del sexo y posteriormente se procedió con la disección de las arterias coronarias específicamente de la arteria del nódulo sinoatrial, con el fin de establecer su origen y recorrido. Resultados. Como hallazgo principal se encontró que el origen de la arteria del nódulo sinoatrial en 75% provenía de la coronaria derecha, un 15% procedía de la arteria circunfleja y el 10% restante fue codominante. En cuanto al trayecto 86,6% fueron lineales, mientras 13,4% tuvieron formas alternas como Y, doble Y o en tridente. Conclusiones. Se evidenció predominio del origen de la arteria del nódulo sinoatrial en la coronaria derecha, hallazgo coincidente con investigaciones similares e independiente de la procedencia geográfica y el origen racial. Sin embargo, en este estudio se evidenciaron recorridos no reportados en la literatura como la distribución en Y, en doble Y, en K invertida y en tridente.Background. Accurate knowledge regarding the cardiac conduction system's anatomical-physiological integration is essential for understanding the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of many complications

  12. Las necesidades humanas desde la psicología moral

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    Martí Vilar, Manuel

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    En este texto se presentan las aportacionesde la psicología del desarrollo moral y de la prosocialidad a la reflexión sobre las necesidades humanas, especialmente en el contexto presente, haciendo especial hincapié en propuestas psicoeducativas con una solución positiva a la situación actual. La delimitación conceptual que se plantea pretende ayudar a entender aquellos términos que más se utilizan y que se consideran una buena aportación desde la psicología moral a las necesidades humanas. AB...

  13. Evolución humana en Europa: registro y debates

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    Arsuaga, Juan Luis; Martínez, Ignacio; Carretero Díaz, José Miguel; Gracia Téllez, Ana; Lorenzo, Carlos; Bermúdez de Castro, José María

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    Tres son los principales debates en los estudios de evolución humana en Europa: primer poblamiento de nuestro continente, patrón evolutivo durante el Pleistoceno medio, origen del Hombre moderno y su relación con los neandertales. Hasta la fecha, no existe consenso en admitir la presencia humana en Europa antes del episodio isotópico 13, pero el reciente hallazgo de fósiles humanos e industria lítica en ni veles del Pleistoceno inferior del yacimiento Gran Dolina (S ierra de Atapuerca), permi...

  14. Perspectiva biológica de la agresividad humana

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    Asensio Aguilera, Josep M.

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    Para responder a la cuestión del origen de la agresividad humana (instinto natural o ambiente social) el autor parte de las aportaciones de dos disciplinas biológicas: la Etología y la Socio-biología. Comienza por estudiar el fenómeno en el mundo animal, sobre todo los enfrentamientos intraespecíficos, y considera luego la interacción herencia/medio, para terminar hablando de la agresividad humana y sus consecuencias en el campo educativo.

  15. L' escala global en la geografía humana

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    Vallés i Sanchis, Ismael

    2001-01-01

    La escala global en geografía humana se aplica en el siglo XIX a la manera imperialista por geógrafos como Ritter, Ratzel o Mackinder, mientras T. Malthus y M. Sorre la aplican considerando la Humanidad como una carga que ha de soportar el planeta. Los geógrafos del siglo XXI como Taylor y Harvey consideran la escala global humana de acuerdo con las divisiones del sistema político, de la economía y de los conflictos sociales. (A)

  16. Transferencia al sector social y empresarial de las ciencias humanas y sociales: entrevista

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    Unidad de Comunicación y Transferencia de Tecnología, Delegación del CSIC en Cataluña; Criado-Boado, Felipe

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    Entrevista a Felipe Criado Boado, coordinador del área de Ciencias humanas y Sociales del CSIC, sobre las posibilidades de transferencia de conocimiento al ámbito empresarial desde las Ciencias humanas y sociales.

  17. Resolución microquirúrgica de aneurisma de arteria cubital en paciente pediátrico

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    Full Text Available Presentamos el caso clínico de un paciente varón de 6 años de edad con antecedente de caída desde su propia altura un mes antes de su valoración en consulta, en donde se identifica una tumoración pulsátil en región hipotenar de mano derecha, no dolorosa y no fija a planos profundos. El ultrasonido doppler informa de una tumoración con pared definida, heterogénea, con flujo sanguíneo a través de la misma. En base a los antecedentes y a los resultados del ultrasonido se decide intervenir quirúrgicamente para evitar posibles complicaciones, encontrando un aneurisma de la arteria cubital de 3 x 3 cm de diámetro, no trombosado, que resecamos, practicando reconstrucción mediante injerto venoso término-terminal. El paciente evolucionó sin complicaciones.

  18. Umbilical cord leptin predicts neonatal bone mass.

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    Javaid, M K; Godfrey, K M; Taylor, P; Robinson, S M; Crozier, S R; Dennison, E M; Robinson, J S; Breier, B R; Arden, N K; Cooper, C

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    Evidence is accumulating that the risk of osteoporosis in later life may be determined in part by environmental influences on bone development during intrauterine and early postnatal life. A potential role for fetal leptin in mediating these effects is suggested by animal studies showing that leptin influences prenatal osteoblast growth and development, and that fetal leptin concentrations are altered by changes in maternal nutrition. In a group of term human infants we reported previously that maternal birthweight, smoking, fat mass, and exercise during late pregnancy independently predict neonatal bone mass. To investigate the potential role of leptin in mediating these effects, we now relate leptin concentrations in umbilical venous serum to neonatal bone mass and body composition in 117 infants. There were strong positive associations between umbilical venous leptin concentration and each of whole body bone mineral contents (BMC) (r = 0.42, P < or = 0.001) and estimated volumetric bone density (r = 0.21, P = 0.02); whole body lean mass (r = 0.21, P < or = 0.024); and whole body fat mass (r = 0.60, P < 0.001). The associations with neonatal BMC and fat mass, but not with lean mass, were independent of associations that we have reported previously between cord serum insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) concentrations and neonatal body composition. Among the maternal determinants of neonatal bone mass, cord leptin explained the relationship with maternal fat stores, but not those with the mother's own birthweight, smoking, or physical activity. We conclude that umbilical venous leptin predicts both the size of the neonatal skeleton and its estimated volumetric mineral density. In addition, among previously documented maternal determinants of neonatal bone mass in healthy pregnancies, maternal fat stores may mediate their effect on fetal bone accrual through variation in fetal leptin concentrations. PMID:15864467

  19. Umbilicoplasty in children with huge umbilical hernia

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    Full Text Available Background: Huge umbilical hernias (HUH are voluminous umbilical hernia (UH that are frequent in black African children. Several surgical techniques are used in their treatment for umbilical reconstruction, but techniques using skin flaps provide better aesthetic results. In this study, we presented our technique of umbilicoplasty in HUH, and its results. Patients and Methods: It is a retrospective study on children treated for HUH, from January 2012 to December 2013. The UH was called HUH when its basis diameter (BD exceeds 3 cm. Every HUH was characterised by its height, BD and morphology. Our technique was a two lateral flaps technique; the flaps are symmetrical and drawn so as to reconstitute the different parts of the umbilicus. The results were appreciated with criteria, including the peripheral ring and the central depression of the neo-umbilicus. Results : Twelve children were concerned (7 boys and 5 girls. Their mean age was 5 years and 6 months. The mean BD was 5.6 cm (extremes 3 and 8 cm, and the mean height of the HUH was 7.45 cm (extremes 3 and 9 cm. All underwent umbilicoplasty. In early post-operative period, two children presented a transitory subcutaneous hematoma. Late complications were granulation tissue with two children, and cheloid scar with one. With a mean follow-up of 10 months, we had 10 excellent results and two fair results according to our criteria. Conclusion: Our two lateral flaps umbilicoplasty is well-adapted to HUH in children. It is simple and assures a satisfactory anatomical and cosmetic result.

  20. CMS ECAL Endcap (EE) - Preparatory work for umbilical noise studies

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    Possible mapping solution, done inside connector, top and bottom sides of MB MB with umbilical + free pins, all identical until position on Dee known Then pins to connector in specific order for that position. All SC umbilicals to mating connector identical.

  1. Histomorphometry of umbilical vessels of intrauterine growth restricted neonates

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    Conclusions: IUGR is associated with significant structural changes in umbilical vessels of full term neonates. These changes are more obvious in HUV than human umbilical artery (HUA. It can be detected prenatally and used as an indicator of impending IUGR. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2016; 5(1.000: 129-134

  2. Illusory Liberalism in "Atlas de Geografía Humana"

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    Ryan, Lorraine

    2014-01-01

    "Atlas de Geografía Humana" constitutes a critique of the much vaunted notion of a progressive Spain that has rectified the gender inequalities of the Francoist era, as one of the highly educated and successful protagonists, Fran, unwittingly adopts her mother's alignment with patriarchal norms. This novel elucidates the…

  3. Capital humano y capacidad humana Human capital and human capacity

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    Sen Amartya Kumar

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    Full Text Available En este articulo se examinan las relaciones y diferencias entre el concepto de 'capital humano' y el concepto de 'capacidad humana'. El concepto de capital humano es mas limitado puesto que solo concibe las cualidades humanas en su relación con el crecimiento económico mientras que el concepto de capacidades da énfasis a la expansión de libertad humana para vivir el tipo de vida que la gente considera valedera. Cuando se adopta esa visión mas amplia, el proceso de desarrollo no puede verse simplemente como un incremento del PIB sino como la expansión de la capacidad humana para llevar una vida mas libre y mas digna.In this article the relationships and the differences between the concept of 'human capital' and the concept of 'human capability' are examined. The concept of human capital is more limited since it only conceives human qualities in relation to economic growth, whereas the concept of capabili ties puts emphasis on the expansion of human freedom to live the kind of life that people judge valuable. Whenthis broader vision is adopted, the process of development cannot be seen as simply an increase in the GNP, but rather as the expansion of the human capability to live a more free and worthy life.

  4. Condi(aÇão Humana e Liberdade

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    Joelma Lúcia Vieira Pires

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO:O objeto de estudo deste artigo é a condição humana. Qual a possibilidade de existência da condição humana fundamentada na liberdade? O objetivo é relacionar esfera pública, política, liberdade e condição humana. A elaboração teórica considerou obras de Etienne de La Boétie, Hannah Arendt, Cornelius Castoriadis, entre outros. Na atualidade, ocorre a supressão da condição humana, pois a esfera pública tem a ingerência da esfera privada, predominando a razão instrumental e a lógica do mercado, e o homem é afastado da vida política. Por isso, a nossa ação política pela liberdade é fundamental para a problematização do processo de banalização do mal e da servidão voluntária. A coragem é uma virtude indispensável à ação política, é necessária para nos libertarmos da dominação e do servilismo da vida privada e conquistarmos a vida política. A centralidade da ação política do homem é a sua condição de ser atuante para a reafirmação da esfera pública, do mundo da pluralidade, humano e comum. Todavia, a condição humana fundamentada na liberdade implica a superação da atividade e do pensamento pragmáticos e fragmentários da vida cotidiana e a constituição da praxis na dimensão humano-genérica consciente.

  5. Evaluation of methods to test chemicals suitability for umbilical applications

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    Allenson, S. J.; Lindeman, O. E.; Cenegy, L. M.

    2006-03-15

    Offshore deep-water projects are increasingly deploying chemicals to sub-sea wellheads through umbilical lines. There is no margin for error in umbilical chemical treatment programs since any flow blockage in a sub-sea line would result in a multi-million dollar problem. Chemicals for umbilical delivery must also meet strict requirements in their performance and especially their handling properties. Umbilical delivery must be effective at low concentrations in preventing corrosion, scale, hydrates, asphaltenes, paraffin and a host of other problems. Chemical transiting an umbilical can experience pressures as high as 15,000 psi and temperatures ranging from near 0 deg C to greater than 120 deg C. Since some umbilicals are as long as 80 km, a week or more can elapse from the time the chemical is injected at the platform until it reaches the sub-sea well. Therefore, the chemical must not only be stable under all temperature and pressure conditions that it may experience in the umbilical line, it must also be stable under these conditions for a long period of time. Since many umbilical lines actually terminate into sub-sea valves and connectors that are only a few hundred microns in diameter, it is critical that the injected chemical have a low viscosity at sub-sea temperatures and pressures and that it be completely free of particles. These issues present substantial challenges in formulating and manufacturing chemicals for umbilical applications that must be addressed prior to approval of a product for use. Each of these challenges was taken into consideration and a series of tests were developed to assure reliable chemical pump ability through an umbilical line. The tests developed included enhanced formulation stability tests under umbilical temperature and pressure conditions, NAS Class rating, extensive material compatibility testing to include all metals and elastomers that may be used in umbilical injection systems and comprehensive physical property testing

  6. Síndrome de atrapamiento de la arteria poplítea con aneurisma: reporte de un caso Popliteal entrapment syndrome caused by an aneurism: Case report

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    Tania Buccolini

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La verdadera prevalencia del síndrome de atrapamiento de la arteria poplítea es desconocida; se estima en un 0.16%. Se considera la principal causa de claudicación intermitente en jóvenes deportistas sin factores de riesgo cardiovasculares. Se caracteriza por la compresión extrínseca de la arteria poplítea, ya sea por defecto anatómico de las estructuras músculo-tendinosas o por hipertrofia de los músculos gemelos, lo cual ocasiona el atrapamiento y síntomas de parestesias, frialdad y claudicación intermitente en la extremidad comprometida. La compresión crónica de la arteria puede llevar a daño irreversible con formación de trombos y aneurismas y a la consiguiente amputación de la extremidad, por lo que el diagnóstico y el tratamiento oportunos son de gran importancia para el paciente.The true prevalence of the popliteal artery entrapment syndrome is unknown, it is estimated to be 0.16%. It is considered as the main cause of intermittent claudication in young athletes without cardiovascular risk factors. It is characterized by the extrinsic compression of the popliteal artery either caused by defects of the muscle-tendon structures or by the hypertrophy of the gastrocnemius muscle leading to the arterial entrapment and symptoms of paresthesia, intermittent claudication and coldness of the affected limb. Chronic compression of the artery may lead to irreversible damage with formation of thrombi and aneurysms and the subsequent amputation of the limb. Therefore, correct diagnosis and treatment are of great importance for the patient.

  7. Adaptación del algoritmo MARACAS para segmentación de la arteria carótida y cuantificación de estenosis en imágenes TAC

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    Doré Vincent; Zuluaga Maria; Orkisz Maciej; Hernandez Marcela; Morales Pinzón Alfredo

    2010-01-01

    En este artículo se describen las adaptaciones hechas al algoritmo MARACAS para segmentar y cuantificar estructuras vasculares en imágenes TAC de la arteria carótida. El algoritmo MARACAS, que está basado en un modelo elástico y en un análisis de los valores y vectores propios de la matriz de inercia, fue inicialmente diseñado para segmentar una sola arteria en imágenes ARM. Las modificaciones están principalmente enfocadas a tratar las especificidades de las imágenes TAC, así como la presenc...

  8. Disección espontánea de arteria ilíaca asociada a ejercicio y uso de ergotamina Spontaneous dissection of iliac artery related with excercise and ergotamine. A case report

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    Juan Pablo Fuenzalida G; Angel Puentes R; Sebastián Terrazas F; Sandra Osorio V; Jorge Vergara C.; Eitan Schwartz Y; Rubén Soumastre Ch

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    Introducción: La disección espontánea de la arteria ilíaca es un cuadro muy poco frecuente asociado a diferentes etiologías que habitualmente se presenta como isquemia de la extremidad comprometida. Caso clínico: Se reporta el caso de un paciente masculino de 48 años con antecedente de consumo crónico de ergotamina, quien mientras practicaba deporte presenta cuadro de isquemia aguda de la extremidad inferior izquierda. Angio tomografía computada demostró disección espontánea de la arteria ilí...

  9. Origen y morfología de la arteria braquial profunda en 14 cadáveres de la universidad de costa rica y de la universidad de ciencias médicas

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    Eduardo Delvo

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se trata de observar la variabilidad del origen y morfología de la Arteria Braquial Profunda. Se utilizaron 14 cadáveres, a los cuáles se les midió el largo y diámetro de la Arteria Braquial Profunda antes de su bifurcación en Arteria Colateral Radial y Colateral Media en ambos brazos. El 21,4% presentó el origen de la Arteria junto con ramas musculares, el 14,3% de manera bilateral un origen común de la Arteria Braquial Profunda y la Arteria Circunfleja Humeral Posterior,el 7,2% una bifurcación temprana de la Arteria Braquial en Arterial Radial y Ulnar a nivel del tercio proximal del antebrazo y el 7,2% la misma variación a nivel del tercio medio. La longitud y diámetro de la Arteria en el estudio en promedio fue de 84,78 mm con un diametro de 1,66 mm en la izquierda y de 83,26 mm con un diametro de1,68 mm en la derecha, las diferencias presentadas no son estadísticamente significativas. El conocimiento de las diferencias anatómicas s de importancia en la practica clínica y quirúrgicaIn this review the objetive was to analize the variability of the origen and morphology of the Deep Braquial Artery. For it we used 14 bodies, in which we measure the lenght and diameter of the selected artery before the bifurcation of the radial collateral artery and medial collateral artery in both arms. The 21,4% of the cases the origen was presented along with the muscular branches, in the 14,3% was presented bilateral a common origen of Deep Braquial Artery and Posterior Humeral Circumflex Artery, in the 7,2% was presented an early bifurcation of Deep Braquial Artery in radial and ulnar at the third proximal of the forearm, in 7,2% the same modification was observed but at the middle third of the forearm. The lenght and diameter of the artery in promedy found was 84,78mm with a diameter of 1,66mm in the left side and 83,26mm with a diameter of 1,68mm in the right side, the diference found, were not of statiscally significant. The

  10. Pulskurvenanalyse in der Arteria ophthalmica als Funktion von Alter, Geschlecht, kardio-vaskulärer Risikofaktoren, Glaukom, Verdacht auf Glaukom und okulärer Hypertension

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    Fiermann, Thomas

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    Die Analyse der Pulskurvenform liefert direkte Informationen über die Gefäßbeschaffenheit an der Arteria ophthalmica und deren distalem Stromgebiet. Alter, Geschlecht, arterielle Hypertonie, Diabetes mellitus, Glaukome und Nikotinkonsum verändern die Pulskurvenform im Sinne einer „Voralterung“. Der SK und der SI könnten als Maß für die Bestimmung des biologischen Gefäßalters bei Männern und Frauen verwendet werden. Neben den bekannten Risiko-Scoren erweitert die SK- und SI-Berechnung die vask...

  11. Seudoaneurismas iatrogénicos de arteria femoral: factores de riesgo, prevención y opciones terapéuticas

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    Luis Meneses

    2011-01-01

    Los Seudoaneurimas (SA) iatrogénicos de la arteria femoral, se han vuelto más frecuentes debido al aumento en la complejidad de los procedimientos que requieren introductores cada vez de mayor diámetro, asociado a terapias anticoagulantes y/o antiagregantes de largo plazo. El tratamiento estándar de este tipo de lesiones fue por mucho tiempo la cirugía, sin embargo, han aparecido nuevas opciones menos invasivas, como el seguimiento activo, la compresión guiada bajo ultrasonido o la inyección ...

  12. Tamizaje y prevención de pre-eclampsia guiado por Doppler de arterias uterinas: revisión sistemática de la literatura

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    Nicolás Sáez O; Jorge Carvajal C

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    Antecedentes: La pre-eclampsia (PE) es una enfermedad grave asociada al embarazo con una prevalencia de ~3%. La identificación de las mujeres en riesgo podría mejorar el resultado materno y perinatal. La estimación de riesgo individual de PE permitiría ofrecer un tratamiento preventivo para ésta [ej: aspirina (AAS)]. Se ha descrito el Doppler de arterias uterinas (DAUt) en primer y segundo trimestre como un método de tamizaje de PE. Objetivo: Recopilar la evidencia disponible sobre el uso del...

  13. Pseudoaneurisma de arteria renal principal asociado a fistula cecal tras nefrectomia radical: caso clínico y revisión de la literatura

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    A. Hernando Arteche; C. Alpuente Roman; R. Martin del Toro; A. Pérez-Piqueras Gómez; F. Sainz González; JA. Cabrera Cabrera

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    Las complicaciones vasculares secundarias al tratamiento quirúrgico del cáncer de riñón localizado son más frecuentes cuando se realiza una cirugía conservadora de nefronas. Sin embargo, la nefrectomía radical no está exenta de ellas. Presentamos el caso de un pseudoaneurisma de la arteria renal principal con comunicación fistulosa a colon ascendente tras nefrectomía radical. El paciente debutó con un episodio de shock hipovolémico debido a hemorragia digestiva baja.

  14. Pseudoaneurisma de arteria renal principal asociado a fistula cecal tras nefrectomia radical: caso clínico y revisión de la literatura

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    Full Text Available Las complicaciones vasculares secundarias al tratamiento quirúrgico del cáncer de riñón localizado son más frecuentes cuando se realiza una cirugía conservadora de nefronas. Sin embargo, la nefrectomía radical no está exenta de ellas. Presentamos el caso de un pseudoaneurisma de la arteria renal principal con comunicación fistulosa a colon ascendente tras nefrectomía radical. El paciente debutó con un episodio de shock hipovolémico debido a hemorragia digestiva baja.

  15. Umbilical properties of spacelike co-dimension two submanifolds

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    Cipriani, Nastassja; Van der Veken, Joeri

    2016-01-01

    For Riemannian submanifolds of a semi-Riemannian manifold, we introduce the concepts of \\emph{total shear tensor} and \\emph{shear operators} as the trace-free part of the corresponding second fundamental form and shape operators. The relationship between these quantities and the umbilical properties of the submanifold is shown. Several novel notions of umbilical submanifolds are then considered along with the classical concepts of totally umbilical and pseudo-umbilical submanifolds. Then we focus on the case of co-dimension $2$, and we present necessary and sufficient conditions for the submanifold to be umbilical with respect to a normal direction. Moreover, we prove that the umbilical direction, if it exists, is unique ---unless the submanifold is totally umbilical--- and we give a formula to compute it explicitly. When the ambient manifold is Lorentzian we also provide a way of determining its causal character. We end the paper by illustrating our results on the Lorentzian geometry of the Kerr black hole.

  16. Doppler ultrasound scan during normal gestation: umbilical circulation; Ecografia Doppler en la gestacion normal: circulacion umbilical

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    Ruiz, T.; Sabate, J.; Martinez-Benavides, M. M.; Sanchez-Ramos, J. [Hospital Virgen Macarena. Sevilla (Spain)

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    To determine normal umbilical circulation patterns by means of Doppler ultrasound scan in a healthy gestating population without risk factors and with normal perinatal results, and to evaluate any occurring modifications relative to gestational age by obtaining records kept during pregnancy. One hundred and sixteen pregnant women carrying a single fetus have been studied. These women had no risk factors, with both clinical and analytical controls, as well as ultrasound scans, all being normal. There were performed a total of 193 Doppler ultrasound scans between weeks 15 and 41 of gestation, with blood-flow analysis in the arteries and vein of the umbilical cord. The obtained information was correlated with parameters that evaluate fetal well-being (fetal monitoring and/or oxytocin test) and perinatal result (delivery type, birth weight, Apgar score). Statistical analysis was performed with the programs SPSS 6.0.1 for Windows and EPIINFO 6.0.4. With pulsed Doppler, the umbilical artery in all cases demonstrated a biphasic morphology with systolic and diastolic components and without retrograde blood flow. As the gestation period increased, there was observed a progressive decrease in resistance along with an increase in blood-flow velocity during the diastolic phase. The Doppler ultrasound scan is a non-invasive method that permits the hemodynamic study of umbilical blood circulation. A knowledge of normal blood-flow signal morphology, as well as of the normal values for Doppler indices in relation to gestational age would permit us to utilize this method in high-risk pregnancies. (Author) 30 refs.

  17. Umbilical cord rupture: a case report and review of literature.

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    Naidu, Madhusudhan; Nama, Vivek; Karoshi, Mahantesh; Kakumani, Vijayasri; Worth, Richard

    2007-01-01

    The umbilical cord acts as a mechanical conduit between the fetus and placenta, allowing movement of water and nutrient substances between the fetal circulation and the amniotic fluid. Complications can occur antenatally or intranatally and are usually acute events that require immediate delivery to prevent intrauterine death. Even though the majority of the cord complications are unpreventable, significant improvement in perinatal mortality and morbidity can be achieved if such an event can be predicted. Umbilical cord rupture is not uncommon, but significantly underreported. We present an unusual cause of umbilical cord rupture and a review of literature. PMID:18320869

  18. Tensile Stiffness Analysis on Ocean Dynamic Power Umbilical

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    汤明刚; 阎军; 王野; 岳前进

    2014-01-01

    Tensile stiffness of ocean dynamic power umbilical is an important design parameter for functional implementation and structural safety. A column with radial stiffness which is wound by helical steel wires is constructed to predict the tensile stiffness value of umbilicals in the paper. The relationship between the tension and axial deformation is expressed analytically so the radial contraction of the column is achieved in the relationship by use of a simple finite element method. With an agreement between the theoretical prediction and the tension test results, the method is proved to be simple and efficient for the estimation of tensile stiffness of the ocean dynamic power umbilical.

  19. The rationale behind collecting umbilical cord blood

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    Nicolas H. Zech

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Umbilical cord blood (UCB is an increasingly important and rich source of stem cells. These cells can be used for the treatment of many diseases, including cancers and immune and genetic disorders. For patients for whom no suitable related donor is available, this source of hematopoietic stem cells offers substantial advantages, notably the relative ease of procurement, the absence of risk to the donor, the small likelihood of transmitting clinically important infections, the low risk of severe graft-versus-host disease (GVHD and the rapid availability of placental blood for transplantation centers. Even though almost 80 diseases are treatable with cord blood stem cells, 97 percent of cord blood is still disposed of after birth and lost for patients in need! To improve availability of stem cells to a broader community, efforts should be undertaken to collect cord blood and expectant parents should be properly informed of their options with regard to cord blood banking.

  20. vida humana: cuestiones de método

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    Antonio Pardo Caballos

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Para el estudio ético de las intervenciones sobre el comienzo de la vida humana es decisivo conocer cuándo comienza ésta exactamente. Para conseguir este resultado, es necesario combinar conocimientos fi losófi cos sobre la vida y observaciones empíricas de los primeros momentos del desarrollo. A partir de ellos, se puede realizar un razonamiento que permite mostrar que la fecundación establece el momento de aparición de una nueva vida humana. Las refl exiones estrictamente científi cas, y las que basan su razonamiento solamente en aspectos genéticos del comienzo de la vida, son reduccionistas y no pueden determinar propiamente el comienzo de la vida.

  1. GEOGRAFÍA HUMANA Y GEOMÁTICA

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    Silvana Levi

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available La geografía humana y la geomática son disciplinas quehan recorrido un camino paralelo en la que a partir de ladécada de 1990, sus especialistas han tratado de acercarsecon miras a la resolución de problemas de índoleespacial. En este trabajo se plantea la relación históricade la geomática con la geografía humana, se le enmarcateóricamente en los estudios de análisis espacial, paradespués ahondar en el diálogo que se ha establecido entreambas disciplinas, y con ello responder a los cuestionamientosde ¿qué se ha hecho por establecer puentesentre ambas? y ¿cómo pueden beneficiarse la una dela otra? Para responder a estas preguntas se analiza eldebate que se dio en la década de los noventa entre losespecialistas en sistemas de información geográfica ycartografía digital para posteriormente, a partir de finalesde los 1990s, las propuestas que se hicieron desde lageografía, que con un enfoque teórico y en un intento pordiscutir el papel del espacio-tiempo en la geografía físicay la humana, y que tocó de manera relevante la relaciónde la geografía con la geomática.

  2. The Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery (Arteria Lusoria: The Morphological and Clinical Aspects of One of the Most Important Variations—A Systematic Study of 141 Reports

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    Michał Polguj

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The most important abnormality of the aortic arch is arguably the presence of an aberrant right subclavian artery (arteria lusoria. If this vessel compresses the adjacent structures, several symptoms may be produced. The aim of the study is to present the morphological and clinical aspects of the aberrant right subclavian artery. Three different databases searched for a review of pertinent literature using strictly predetermined criteria. Of 141 cases, 15 were cadaveric and 126 were clinically documented. The gender distribution of the subjects was 55.3% female and 44.7% male. The mean age of the patients at symptoms onset was 49.9±19.4 years for all patients but 54.0±19.6 years and 44.9±18.1 years for female and male subjects, respectively (P=0.0061. The most common symptoms in this group were dysphagia (71.2%, dyspnea (18.7%, retrosternal pain (17.0%, cough (7.6%, and weight loss (5.9%. The vascular anomalies coexisting with an arteria lusoria were truncus bicaroticus (19.2%, Kommerell’s diverticulum (14.9%, aneurysm of the artery itself (12.8%, and a right sided aortic arch (9.2%. In conclusion, compression of adjacent structures by an aberrant right subclavian artery needs to be differentiated from other conditions presenting dysphagia, dyspnea, retrosternal pain, cough, and weight loss.

  3. The Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery (Arteria Lusoria): The Morphological and Clinical Aspects of One of the Most Important Variations—A Systematic Study of 141 Reports

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    Chrzanowski, Łukasz; Kasprzak, Jarosław D.; Stefańczyk, Ludomir; Topol, Mirosław; Majos, Agata

    2014-01-01

    The most important abnormality of the aortic arch is arguably the presence of an aberrant right subclavian artery (arteria lusoria). If this vessel compresses the adjacent structures, several symptoms may be produced. The aim of the study is to present the morphological and clinical aspects of the aberrant right subclavian artery. Three different databases searched for a review of pertinent literature using strictly predetermined criteria. Of 141 cases, 15 were cadaveric and 126 were clinically documented. The gender distribution of the subjects was 55.3% female and 44.7% male. The mean age of the patients at symptoms onset was 49.9 ± 19.4 years for all patients but 54.0 ± 19.6 years and 44.9 ± 18.1 years for female and male subjects, respectively (P = 0.0061). The most common symptoms in this group were dysphagia (71.2%), dyspnea (18.7%), retrosternal pain (17.0%), cough (7.6%), and weight loss (5.9%). The vascular anomalies coexisting with an arteria lusoria were truncus bicaroticus (19.2%), Kommerell's diverticulum (14.9%), aneurysm of the artery itself (12.8%), and a right sided aortic arch (9.2%). In conclusion, compression of adjacent structures by an aberrant right subclavian artery needs to be differentiated from other conditions presenting dysphagia, dyspnea, retrosternal pain, cough, and weight loss. PMID:25105156

  4. The aberrant right subclavian artery (arteria lusoria): the morphological and clinical aspects of one of the most important variations--a systematic study of 141 reports.

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    Polguj, Michał; Chrzanowski, Łukasz; Kasprzak, Jarosław D; Stefańczyk, Ludomir; Topol, Mirosław; Majos, Agata

    2014-01-01

    The most important abnormality of the aortic arch is arguably the presence of an aberrant right subclavian artery (arteria lusoria). If this vessel compresses the adjacent structures, several symptoms may be produced. The aim of the study is to present the morphological and clinical aspects of the aberrant right subclavian artery. Three different databases searched for a review of pertinent literature using strictly predetermined criteria. Of 141 cases, 15 were cadaveric and 126 were clinically documented. The gender distribution of the subjects was 55.3% female and 44.7% male. The mean age of the patients at symptoms onset was 49.9 ± 19.4 years for all patients but 54.0 ± 19.6 years and 44.9 ± 18.1 years for female and male subjects, respectively (P = 0.0061). The most common symptoms in this group were dysphagia (71.2%), dyspnea (18.7%), retrosternal pain (17.0%), cough (7.6%), and weight loss (5.9%). The vascular anomalies coexisting with an arteria lusoria were truncus bicaroticus (19.2%), Kommerell's diverticulum (14.9%), aneurysm of the artery itself (12.8%), and a right sided aortic arch (9.2%). In conclusion, compression of adjacent structures by an aberrant right subclavian artery needs to be differentiated from other conditions presenting dysphagia, dyspnea, retrosternal pain, cough, and weight loss. PMID:25105156

  5. Unusual perforated appendicitis within umbilical hernia: CT findings.

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    Arnáiz, J; Ortiz, A; Marco de Lucas, E; Piedra, T; Jordá, J; Arnáiz, A M; Pagola, M A

    2006-01-01

    We present the first imaging report of perforated appendicitis in an umbilical hernia. Computed tomography demonstrated a gas-forming abscess within an umbilical hernia and the cecum was found inside the hernial sac, with an inner relation to the abscess. Computed tomographic findings suggested appendicitis as possible diagnosis, which was confirmed at surgery. Physicians must consider appendicitis within the differential diagnosis of an abdominal abscess located near to the cecum, even at an unexpected location. PMID:16465570

  6. Umbilical cord blood mercury levels in China

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    Meiqin Wu,; Chonghuai Yan; Jian Xu; Wei Wu; Hui Li; Xin Zhou

    2013-01-01

    Mercury (Hg) is a well-known neurotoxicant.Hg exposure at high levels can harm individuals of all ages.Even low level exposure to Hg can damage the brain of fetuses and young children,and affect their central nervous system and cognitive development.The aims of our study were to measure total Hg levels in infant umbilical cord blood and to investigate the risk factors associated with total Hg cord blood levels in various cities in China.Our goal was to provide clues for the prevention of Hg exposure in utero.The results indicated that the average cord blood mercury levels (CBMLs) were (1.81 ± 1.93) μg/L,which were lower than those found in most previous studies.The concentrations also differed according to geographic region.The CBMLs were not only associated with family economic and living conditions,but also with diet in pregnant women,especially the intake of marine fish,shellfish,poultry,formula milk and fruits.

  7. Antropologia Forense e Identificação Humana

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    Projeto de Pós-Graduação/Dissertação apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Medicina Dentária A identificação de vítimas mortais é uma necessidade das sociedades, por razões jurídicas, sociais e humanitárias. A Antropologia Forense é uma das subdisciplinas da Antropologia Física que se dedica à identificação humana, nomeadamente em investigações arqueológicas, criminais e de desastres de massa. A Antropologia Forense...

  8. Evolución: de la especie humana al cyborg

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    Francesc Mestres

    2011-01-01

    Resumen: Gracias a la evolución biológica y cultural el ser humano ha sido capaz de adaptarse al ambiente. Una opción para mejorar las prestaciones humanas podría ser la obtención de un cyborg o ser humano biónico en el cual la parte inorgánica fuese un chip computacional conectado directamente al cerebro. Esta y otras posibilidades se debaten en el presente artículo. Palabras clave: Evolución biológica, selección natural, evolución cultural, cyborg, biónico, inteligencia.

  9. Cibersociedad y ciencias humanas: el caso de la Historia Actual

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    Molina Rabadán, David; Fernandez-Garcia, Jesus

    2006-01-01

    La intención del presente artículo es presentar cómo los avances en el nuevo patrón de producción y difusión de conocimientos de la sociedad presente, ejemplificado en Internet, pueden influir en la reconceptualización de las ciencias humanas y en especial de la Historia Actual. Se analizarán los puntos de convergencia y divergencia de la práctica de la Historia Actual con los nuevos paradigmas intelectuales de la “tercera cultura”, y la posibilidad de que desde la filosofía y organización...

  10. O problema da natureza humana em Jacques Maritain

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    Névio de Campos

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    Este artigo tem por objetivo discutir o problema da natureza humana em Jacques Maritain, destacando sua crítica ao humanismo antropocêntrico e a concepção do humanismo integral. Apoia-se na obra Humanismo Integral e nos debates da História Intelectual para problematizar a origem de seus escritos (contexto de produção) e a acepção de humanismo teocêntrico (História da Filosofia) proposta por esse filósofo tomista. Esta discussão permite-nos afirmar que o humanismo antropocêntrico é acusado por...

  11. Cambio climático, salud humana y enfermedades emergentes

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    Hernández Nava, Érika

    2014-01-01

    RESUMEN: Hay un consenso generalizado en el mundo científico de que la tierra se está calentando, y cada vez es más evidente que el cambio climático se atribuye a actividades humanas. El sistema climático mundial es parte integrante de los complejos procesos que mantienen la vida. Por lo tanto, con este cambio se están generando impactos sobre el clima que a su vez repercuten en los sistemas ecológicos, físicos y socioeconómicos de la biosfera. El tiempo y el clima siempre han repercuti...

  12. Danza, virtudes humanas y bienestar psicológico

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    Urriolabeitia Gorrochategui, Nerea

    2016-01-01

    [ES] El objetivo de este trabajo es hacer un análisis de la contribución de la danza en los profesionales y practicantes de la misma en el desarrollo de las virtudes humanas, las cuales suponen factores determinantes del bienestar psicológico. La investigación se basa en una metodología descriptiva-cuantitativa a través de la recogida de información en un cuestionario de 29 ítems cerrados. La finalidad es medir la relación de las variables de edad, género, perfil, tipo de danza y motivación ...

  13. Bases anatómicas de la marcha humana

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    Martín Nogueras, Ana María

    1995-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN: Es importante para el fisioterapeuta conocer el patrón de marcha normal a fin de disponer del modelo a seguir durante la recuperación funcional. OBJETIVO: Describir el patrón de marcha normal. METODOLOGÍA: Revisión bibliográfica de los principales textos y artículos. RESULTADOS: Se presenta de forma clara y precisa la descripción de las principales fases de la marcha humana incluyendo los aspectos más relevantes para la fisioterapia en la recuperación funcional de los s...

  14. CIENCIAS HUMANAS Y EMERGENCIA DE LA EDAD DIGITAL

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    Fischer, Hervé

    2013-01-01

    Estamos pasando de la era del fuego a la era digital, o sea, de la era de la energía, que incluye el fuego, el viento, el agua, la electricidad y la energía nuclear, a la era de la información. Pasamos así del binomio energía-materia a un nuevo paradigma epistemológico e instrumental, el de una codificación binaria y de una programación algorítmica con las cuales pretendemos reinterpretar el universo e instrumentarlo con una nueva potencia humana superior a la de las leyes habituales de la na...

  15. Tratamiento contra la rabia humana: un poco de su historia

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    Maria Cristina Schneider; Carlos Santos-Burgoa

    1994-01-01

    El presente trabajo es una revisión histórica del tratamiento utilizado contra la rabia humana, desde la antigüedad hasta el momento actual. Pretende hacer una analogía entre el concepto de causa predominante en la época y el tipo de tratamiento utilizado. Los griegos antiguos tenían la diosa Artemisa como sanadora de la rabia y ya utilizaban la cauterización de la herida. Los pueblos del siglo I conocían la capacidad infecciosa en la saliva de perros rabiosos, llamando a ese material de vene...

  16. Biodiagnóstico de las enfermedades por priones humanas

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    Sánchez del Valle Díaz, Raquel

    2003-01-01

    [spa] INTRODUCCIÓN: Las encefalopatías espongiformes transmisibles (EET) o enfermedades por priones son un grupo de enfermedades neurodegenerativas letales que afectan al ser humano y a otros mamíferos. El agente causal de estas enfermedades es el prión, que es una isoforma anómala de una proteína celular normal codificada en el gen PRNP. La Organización Mundial de la Salud, en 1998, estableció, para el diagnóstico de las enfermedades priónicas humanas, las categorías de definitivo, probabl...

  17. Umbilical cord blood: a guide for primary care physicians.

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    Martin, Paul L; Kurtzberg, Joanne; Hesse, Brett

    2011-09-15

    Umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants are used to treat a variety of oncologic, genetic, hematologic, and immunodeficiency disorders. Physicians have an important role in educating, counseling, and offering umbilical cord blood donation and storage options to patients. Parents may donate their infant's cord blood to a public bank, pay to store it in a private bank, or have it discarded. The federal government and many state governments have passed laws and issued regulations regarding umbilical cord blood, and some states require physicians to discuss cord blood options with pregnant women. Five prominent medical organizations have published recommendations about cord blood donation and storage. Current guidelines recommend donation of umbilical cord blood to public banks when possible, or storage through the Related Donor Cord Blood Program when a sibling has a disease that may require a stem cell transplant. Experts do not currently recommend private banking for unidentified possible future use. Step-by-step guidance and electronic resources are available to physicians whose patients are considering saving or donating their infant's umbilical cord blood. PMID:21916391

  18. Arteria lusoria associée à un tronc bi carotidien: à propos d'un cas et revue de la littérature

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    Khnaba, Safae; Menany, Meryem; Moukinebillah, Mouna; Amil, Touriya; Radouane, Bouchayb

    2015-01-01

    L'arteria lusoria ou artère sous Clavière droite retro-œsophagienne constitue la malformation de l'arc aortique la plus fréquente, elle peut être associée à d'autres anomalies congénitales du cœur et des gros vaisseaux, notamment le tronc bi carotidien qui constitue un tronc commun donnant naissance aux deux artères carotides primitives internes. Nous rapportons le cas d'une patiente chez qui on a diagnostiqué un adénocarcinome gastrique, le scanner thoraco-abdominopelvien réalisé dans le cadre de son bilan d'extension a permis la découverte fortuite d'une artère aberrante retro-œsophagienne associé à un tronc bi carotidien. PMID:27047617

  19. Exposición humana a disruptores endocrinos

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    A. Rivas

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Numerosos estudios han asociado las patologías observadas en distintas especies animales y en el hombre con la exposición a contaminantes medio ambientales con actividad hormonal. Se ha acuñado el término de disruptores endocrinos (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals / EDCs para definir el conjunto de compuestos químicos que interaccionan con el sistema endocrino, sobre el que inducen efectos potencialmente debidos a su capacidad para:1 mimetizar la acción de las hormonas endógenas; 2 antagonizar la acción de las hormonas; 3 alterar su patrón de síntesis y metabolismo; o bien 4 modular los niveles de los receptores correspondientes.La exposición humana a disruptores endocrinos es universal y puede provenir de numerosas fuentes. Además, los compuestos acumulados en la grasa son transmitidos a la descendencia a través de la madre durante la gestación y después de la lactancia.Los efectos sobre la salud humana de la exposicición continua a los disruptores endocrinos necesitan ser investigados en más profundidad.

  20. Resolución exitosa de la Estenosis Congénita de las dos ramas de la Arteria Pulmonar en un adulto mediante el uso de stents

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    José Solano V

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La estenosis de las arterias pulmonares son rara vez diagnosticadas en edad adulta, convirtiéndose su tratamiento en una compleja situación con diferentes posibilidades terapéuticas. Las causas mas frecuentes corresponden a las adquiridas, siendo la mas común la hipertensión pulmonar trombo embolica crónica, quedando un reducido numero de casos congénitos asociado principalmente a síndromes genéticos y malformaciones cardiacas asociadas. El tratamiento quirúrgico convencional puede convertirse en un desafío dadas las condiciones anatómicas y funcionales encontradas en estadios avanzados propias del diagnostico tardío y en especial en el caso presentado el cual esta iniciando la sétima década de la vida. La posibilidad de resolución percutánea de estas lesiones cobra importancia a la luz de la amplia utilización de esta en pacientes pediátricos, implementando el uso cada vez mayor de balones con dilatación percutánea y la utilización de stents cada vez más sofisticados con buenos resultados. Se presenta nuestro primer caso de resolución percutánea de lesiones coronarias y de arteria pulmonar bilateral en un paciente previamente programado para cirugía de reparación con parche y by pass coronario , el cual evoluciono en forma satisfactoria recobrando su actividad normal a las pocas horas del procedimiento.

  1. Embolización de la arteria esplénica como tratamiento del hiperesplenismo en pacientes hemofílicos, HIV-1 y HCV seropositivos

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    M. E. Corti

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available La trombocitopenia es una anomalía usual e importante en pacientes con coinfección por HIV-1/HCV. La esplenomegalia es un hallazgo frecuente en estos pacientes y, usualmente, causa hiperesplenismo y trombocitopenia. Analizamos los resultados clínicos de un método invasivo mínimo (embolización de la arteria esplénica para el tratamiento de la trombocitopenia secundaria al hiperesplenismo y refractaria a otras terapias en dos pacientes hemofílicos, infectados por el HIV-1 y con cirrosis causada por la infección crónica por HCV. Estos resultados sugieren que la embolización de la arteria esplénica es un método seguro, poco traumático y efectivo para el tratamiento de la esplenomegalia y el hiperesplenismo en pacientes con coinfección por HIV-1/HCV.Thrombocytopenia is an important and common hematological abnormality in patients with HIV-1/HCV coinfection. Splenomegaly is a frequent finding in these patients and usually causes hypersplenism and thrombocytopenia. We analyzed the clinical results of a minimal invasive treatment (splenic artery embolization for thrombocytopenia secondary to hypersplenism and refractory to other therapies in two hemophiliac patients, HIV seropositive and with cirrhosis due to chronic HCV infection. The results suggest that splenic artery embolization is a safe, relatively atraumatic and effective method for the treatment of splenomegaly and hypersplenism in selected patients with HIV-1/HCV coinfection.

  2. Arteria poplitea afklemningssyndrom

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    Lyndrup, Peter; Meyer, Joan N; Schroeder, T V

    1994-01-01

    Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) should be suspected in young persons without predisposing factors to arteriosclerosis, who present with unilateral claudication in the calf and foot. This entity results from a developmental abnormal relation between the popliteal artery and the medial...... head of the gastrocnemius muscle. PAES is mostly found in young sportsmen or young soldiers with well-developed muscles. The onset of the symptoms is often sudden, occurring during an episode of intense lower extremity activity. The diagnosis is best established by a thorough clinical examination...

  3. Umbilical Cord Serum Erythropoietin Levels and Maternal Smoking in Pregnancy

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    Soner Sazak

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To evaluate the effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy on levels of umbilical cord erythropoietin. Methods. Erythropoietin levels were measured in umbilical cord sera of 60 newborns who were delivered vaginally at term. There were 20 (33% smoking and 40 (67% nonsmoking mothers. Results. Mean cord serum erythropoietin levels were significantly lower in the nonsmokers (nonsmokers, 24 ± 9 IU/L; smokers, 61 ± 46 IU/L; P<.001. There was a significant positive correlation between the number of cigarettes smoked per day and cord serum erythropoietin levels (r, 0.58; P≤.05. Conclusions. Smoking during pregnancy is associated with increased levels of umbilical cord erythropoietin at birth. This may indicate a risk of fetal hypoxia and growth restriction. Education and encouragement of cessation of smoking during pregnancy are important to avoid associated fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality.

  4. Dielectric properties of human placenta, umbilical cord and amniotic fluid

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    The dielectric properties of freshly delivered human placenta, umbilical cord and amniotic fluid have been acquired at 37 deg. C and in the frequency range of 200 MHz-10 GHz. The experimental data were fitted to a Cole-Cole expression. The results show that dielectric properties of the umbilical cord are significantly higher than placenta due to the presence of high water content Wharton's jelly. The results also demonstrate large differences in the dielectric properties of amniotic and cerebrospinal fluids. The data presented can be used in numerical simulations of the exposure of pregnant women to electromagnetic fields. (note)

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  8. Ultrasonographic diagnosis of aortic thrombosis after umbilical artery catheterization in neonate

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    We present two cases of aortic thrombosis which developed after umbilical artery catheterization. Aortic thrombosis, one of the complications of umbilical artery catheterization can easily be diagnosed by ultrasonography, so ultrasonography would be needed as a screening study in neonate with umbilical artery catheterization.

  9. Acute Abdomen Secondary to Incarcerated Umbilical Hernia after Treatment of Massive Cirrhotic Ascites

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    Hiang Keat Tan; Pik Eu Chang

    2013-01-01

    Umbilical herniation is common in patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites. Rarely, they suffer from incarceration and strangulation of the umbilical hernia after treatment of ascites. We report 3 cases of umbilical hernia incarceration following removal of massive ascites with different treatment modalities. Physicians managing this group of patients should be aware of this rare and potentially fatal complication.

  10. Acute Abdomen Secondary to Incarcerated Umbilical Hernia after Treatment of Massive Cirrhotic Ascites

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    Hiang Keat Tan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Umbilical herniation is common in patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites. Rarely, they suffer from incarceration and strangulation of the umbilical hernia after treatment of ascites. We report 3 cases of umbilical hernia incarceration following removal of massive ascites with different treatment modalities. Physicians managing this group of patients should be aware of this rare and potentially fatal complication.

  11. Relationship between newborn Acid-Base status and umbilical cord morphology

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    Marssosi V

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available ess the relationship between umbilical cord blood gases at birth and morphology of umbilical cord, in a prospective study of 200 consecutive term delivery, we investigated the relationship between umbilical cord morphology characteristics (umbilical crd length, number of vascular coil, coiling index and color of amniotic fluid and umbilical vessel blood gases. Statistically significant linear correlation was found between umblicial venous PH and the umbilical cord length (r=0.39, 95% CI 0.25, 0.53, P<0.03, umber of vascular coils (r=0.45 95% CI 0.31-0.59 P<0.012, and coiling index (r=0.34, 95% CI 0.12-0.48, P<0.04, and also negative linear correlation was found between umbilical venous partial pressure of carbon dioxide & of coli (r=0.3, 95% CI –0.44, -0.16 P<0.03. No relation was found between umbilical cord indices and meconium staining of amniotic fluid.Placental weight also correlated with umbilical cord length (r=0.17, 95% CI 0.03-0.31, P<0.03, but not with umbilical cord coils or coiling index.Umbilical venous pH is related to umbilical cord morphology but umbilical venous PCO2 was only related to the number of coils and umbilicat artery pH wa only related to the number of coils and not related to length or coiling index of umbilical cord morphology. The morphology of umbilical cord can affect maternal-fetal gas exchange

  12. O núcleo da existência humana

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    Rodrigues, Vítor José F.

    2002-01-01

    Neste artigo discute-se a importância da Consciência humana como provável fundamento de todo o fenómeno cultural humano e como conceito imprescindível a qualquer Psicologia. Levanta-se a hipótese de a consciência poder até mesmo constituir o secreto fundamento da "luta pela sobrevivência" implícita na Teoria da Selecção Natural de Darwin. Com base em algumas referências da literatura e em algumas "experiências mentais" relacionadas com a actual e famosa "polémica dos zombies" acerca da nature...

  13. Educación centrada en valores y dignidad humana

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    María Teresa YUREN CAMAREN

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available La imagen esperanzadora que perfilaron no pocos intelectuales, políticos, banqueros y empresarios a partir del término de la guerra fría, del supuesto «fin de las ideologías» y de la idea de la «aldea global» se desvaneció bajo los trazos que la realidad fue delineando como signos de una creciente tendencia a la barbarie que pone en peligro la vida en el plantea y que lesiona, de muchas maneras y en muchos rincones de la tierra, la dignidad humana3. Ante este panorama, se ha vuelto insistente la pregunta respecto de si los procesos educativos escolares pueden contribuir en algo para oponerse a esa tendencia. La respuesta positiva a esta interrogante se ha traducido en diversos esfuerzos para desarrollar lo que se ha llamado «educación valoral», o «educación centrada en valores, esfuerzos que si bien difieren en el signo teórico e ideológico y en el tipo de estrategia aplicada, han estimulado la interlocución, la reflexión y el estudio sobre el tema. El presente trabajo tiene la intención de contribuir a ese debate teórico al aportar algunos elementos que sustentan la tesis de que una educación escolar centrada en valores ha de ser un proceso eminentemente formativo que tenga como horizonte axiológico la dignidad humana.

  14. Hydrogen Vent Ground Umbilical Quick Disconnect - Flight Seal Advanced Development

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    Girard, Doug; Jankowski, Fred; Minich, Mark C.; Yu, Weiping

    2012-01-01

    This project is a team effort between NASA Engineering (NE) and Team QNA Engineering personnel to provide support for the Umbilical Systems Development project which is funded by Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) and 21st Century Launch Complex. Specifically, this project seeks to develop a new interface between the PPBE baselined Legacy SSP LH2 Vent Arm QD probe and SLS vent seal.

  15. Isolation and culture of umbilical vein mesenchymal stem cells

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    D.T. Covas

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Bone marrow contains a population of stem cells that can support hematopoiesis and can differentiate into different cell lines including adipocytes, osteocytes, chondrocytes, myocytes, astrocytes, and tenocytes. These cells have been denoted mesenchymal stem cells. In the present study we isolated a cell population derived from the endothelium and subendothelium of the umbilical cord vein which possesses morphological, immunophenotypical and cell differentiation characteristics similar to those of mesenchymal stem cells isolated from bone marrow. The cells were isolated from three umbilical cords after treatment of the umbilical vein lumen with collagenase. The cell population isolated consisted of adherent cells with fibroblastoid morphology which, when properly stimulated, gave origin to adipocytes and osteocytes in culture. Immunophenotypically, this cell population was found to be positive for the CD29, CD13, CD44, CD49e, CD54, CD90 and HLA-class 1 markers and negative for CD45, CD14, glycophorin A, HLA-DR, CD51/61, CD106, and CD49d. The characteristics described are the same as those presented by bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells. Taken together, these findings indicate that the umbilical cord obtained from term deliveries is an important source of mesenchymal stem cells that could be used in cell therapy protocols.

  16. Experimental studies on the tensile properties of human umbilical cords.

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    Tantius, Britta; Rothschild, Markus A; Valter, Markus; Michael, Joern; Banaschak, Sibylle

    2014-03-01

    When tried in court, mothers accused of neonaticide may claim that the umbilical cord just broke during birth and the newborn child bled to death accordingly. To evaluate the possibility of a breakage of the umbilical cord is the goal of this work. Therefore 25 umbilical cords from neonates of both sexes born at term were stretched using an electrically operated material testing machine and the energy necessary to break them was measured. This experimental set-up equals a static strain, not a dynamic one. The maximum force endured (F max) ranged from 37.24 N to 150.04 N. The average force endured was 79.87 N with a standard deviation of 27.39. The elongation at break varied from 13.24% to a maximum of 119.93%. We found no relationship between the force endured and any of the following parameters: birth weight, pH of the venous umbilical blood, diameter of cord, free length under testing, duration of pregnancy or the mother's age. We performed a literature research and tried to define the circumstances in which a break is more likely to occur, these being malformations, entanglement or disease, e.g. inflammation. PMID:24529770

  17. Determinación de las características anatómicas de las arterias coronarias de cerdo mediante técnica de inyección con látex

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    Guillermo Rivera

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar las características anatómicas de las arterias coronarias del cerdo, mediante inyección con látex. Materiales y métodos: Se usaron 100 corazones de cerdo. Se insertaron sondas Nelaton a través de las arterias coronarias y se les inyectó solución de látex y tinta china. Se determinó el diámetro y el punto de origen para la coronaria derecha, coronaria izquierda, interventricular paraconal y circunfleja. Se cuantificaron el número de ramas diagonales, marginales ventriculares izquierdas y postero laterales. Se determinó frecuencia de ramus intermedius y tipo de dominancia. Se realizó análisis estadístico con un error estándar del 5%, con el Epidat 3,1. Resultados: El 100% de los orígenes anatómicos de las arterias coronarias fueron normales. La dominancia mas frecuente fue la derecha, 73%. El promedio de número de ramas marginales izquierdas, diagonales y posterolaterales fue de 3. La frecuencia de ramus intermedius fue de 12%. El calculo de chi cuadrado de Pearson mostró significancia entre el ramus intermedius y número de ramas marginales izquierdas (p=0,0009. Conclusiones: Las características anatómicas de las arterias coronarias del cerdo son similares a las del humano. El ramus intermedius se comporta como una primera rama marginal izquierda y no como una primera rama diagonal como lo afirman algunos autores.

  18. Manifiesto por una reconfiguración de las ciencias humanas/sociales. una perspectiva vygotskyana

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    Bronckart, Jean Paul; Clémence, Alain; Schneuwly, Bernard; Schurmans, Marie Noëlle

    2010-01-01

    En este Manifiesto sostenemos que la metodología global de las ciencias humanas/sociales es del orden de la comprensión. Sobre el fondo del pre-conocimiento de la actividad humana de la cual participa, el investigador está siempre confrontado a la interpretación de acciones y de textos, a través de los cuales intenta leer las modalidades de organización de las representaciones humanas, y a través de las cuales intenta por consiguiente una mejor comprensión. Es entonces en este contexto global...

  19. El sentido de la vida humana en adultos mayores : enfoque socioeducativo

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    Acosta Ocampo, Cilia Inés

    2011-01-01

    Esta tesis doctoral: "El Sentido de la Vida Humana, un enfoque Socioeducativo" es fruto de una persistente reflexión desde la propia existencia del complejo, misterioso y profundo fenómeno de la Vida Humana. Se lleva a cabo con el método fenomenológico como el camino para afrontar la problemática pregunta por el Sentido de la Existencia Humana, en estos tiempos, en la última etapa vital del ser humano y ante la inminencia de la muerte. La primera parte del trabajo está compuesta por la Fundam...

  20. Colgajos de perforantes de las arterias epigástricas inferiores profunda y superficial Deep and superficial inferior epigastric artery perforator flaps

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    A. R. Gagnon

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el desarrollo de los colgajos miocutáneos de recto abdominal (TRAM, el abdomen inferior ha sido reconocido como la principal área dadora de tejidos autólogos de alta calidad, especialmente útiles en reconstrucción mamaria. Más recientemente la habilidad para obtener componentes adiposocutáneos similares sin sacrificar el músculo recto ha revolucionado el campo de la Cirugía Reconstructiva. El advenimiento de los colgajos de perforantes ha permitido a los cirujanos plásticos lograr los mismos buenos resultados estéticos que con los colgajos miocutáneos tradicionales, pero con un considerable descenso en la morbilidad del área donante. Con los colgajos de perforantes de la arteria epigástrica inferior profunda (DIEP y de la arteria epigástrica inferior superficial (SIEA, los pacientes han incrementado sus opciones de reconstrucción. Este artículo revisa la anatomía quirúrgica de la pared abdominal relativa a los colgajos SIEA y DIEP. Se explican detalladamente los pasos principales para la preparación preoperatoria, la técnica quirúrgica y los cuidados postoperatorios. Se discuten las ventajas y desventajas y se presen- tan los trucos técnicos que pueden ayudar a mejorar el resultado final. Además se ilustran con ayuda de casos clínicos las indicaciones típicas y atípicas.Following the development of the transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM flap, the lower abdomen has been recognized as a prime source of high quality autogenous tissue, especially useful in breast reconstruction. More recently, the ability to harvest a similar adipocutaneous component without sacrifice of the rectus muscle has revolutionized the field of reconstructive surgery. The advent of perforator flaps has allowed plastic surgeons to achieve the same highly esthetic results as with the former myocutaneous flaps while significantly decreasing the donor site morbidity. With the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP flap and

  1. CIENCIAS HUMANAS Y EMERGENCIA DE LA EDAD DIGITAL

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    Fischer, Hervé

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Estamos pasando de la era del fuego a la era digital, o sea, de la era de la energía, que incluye el fuego, el viento, el agua, la electricidad y la energía nuclear, a la era de la información. Pasamos así del binomio energía-materia a un nuevo paradigma epistemológico e instrumental, el de una codificación binaria y de una programación algorítmica con las cuales pretendemos reinterpretar el universo e instrumentarlo con una nueva potencia humana superior a la de las leyes habituales de la naturaleza. El hombre ha escogido marcar con su sello nuestra evolución y hablamos aquí de lo antropoceno. McLuhan fue el último gran pensador de la era del fuego, de los medios de difusión eléctricos; pero no podría ser el nuevo gurú de la era digital. La energía destruye le información. Lo digital la crea y la difunde.

  2. Dignidad humana y situaciones terminales Human dignity and terminal situations

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    J. Masiá

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available No hay que confundir la dignidad con las condiciones indignas en que puede encontrarse una persona por circunstancias exteriores o por la enfermedad. La persona paciente en situación terminal tiene dignidad humana, que exige ser respetada, no por ser paciente terminal, sino simplemente por ser persona. Pero es cierto que en situaciones terminales puede verse particularmente amenazada la dignidad. Sin embargo, no se debe deducir del criterio de respetar la dignidad la conclusión de prolongar la vida biológica a toda costa, sino la de garantizar la mejor calidad del vivir durante el proceso de morir y de acompañar dignamente a la persona que se aproxima a la muerte ayudándole a asumirla.Dignity should not be confused with the unbecoming conditions that a person can find himself in due to external situations or disease. The person/patient in a terminal situation has human dignity, which must be respected not because he/she is a terminal patient but simply because he/she is a person. But it is true that in terminal situations dignity can be particularly threatened. Nonetheless, one must not deduce from the criterion of respecting dignity the conclusion of prolonging biological life at all costs, but instead that of guaranteeing the best quality of living during the process of dying and of worthily accompanying the person who is approaching death by helping him to accept this.

  3. Coronary artery abnormalities in pediatric patients: classification. Anomalías de las arterias coronarias en pacientes pediátricos: clasificación.

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    José Jesús García Mendiola

    Full Text Available Coronary artery anomaly is defined as any anatomical pattern that is apart from the normal element in regard to their origin, number, distribution and course. Through different mechanisms, it could be the cause of t thoracic pain, sudden death, myocardiopathy, syncope, myocardial infarction and ventricular fibrillation. These constitute a group of malformations which can be classified into, congenital, acquired and associated to other cardiac entities malformations. Due to the importance of this topic for cardiologists and specifically to pediatric cardiologists, this bibliographical revision about abnormalities classification is carried out.
    Se define como anomalía de las arterias coronarias a cualquier patrón anatómico que se aparte de lo normal en lo referente a su origen, número, distribución y trayecto. Mediante diferentes mecanismos, pueden ser la causa de dolor torácico, muerte súbita, miocardiopatía, síncope, infarto de miocardio y fibrilación ventricular. Constituyen un grupo de malformaciones que pueden clasificarse en: congénitas, adquiridas y asociadas a otras entidades cardiacas. Por la importancia que reviste para cardiólogos en general y sobre todo para cardiólogos pediatras, se realiza una revisión bibliográfica acerca de la clasificación de estas anomalías.

  4. Manejo de lesión traumática de arteria femoral con injerto autólogo de vena safena en zona de operaciones

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    M. Gascón Hove

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Tanto en el ámbito civil como en el militar, las lesiones vasculares de las extremidades inferiores son frecuentes y potencialmente mortales. Las medidas de soporte iniciales para combatir el shock, una actitud quirúrgica técnicamente correcta encaminada a reparar precozmente la vascularización del miembro y un control postoperatorio estricto y continuo son los pilares básicos del tratamiento. En condiciones óptimas, las tasas de amputación y de mortalidad se hallan por debajo del 10 y del 4%, respectivamente. Presentamos a continuación un caso de un militar afgano con una lesión con pérdida de substancia de la arteria femoral en el que se consiguió una revascularización inicial con un shunt temporal. Tras ser estabilizado y evacuado al ROLE 2 de Herat, se realizó un injerto autólogo de la vena safena contralateral.

  5. Pseudo-aneurisma post-traumático de tronco de arteria coronaria izquierda Post-traumatic false (pseudo aneurysm of the left main coronary artery

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    Melina M. Gallo

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available El pseudo-aneurisma de arteria coronaria es extremadamente raro. Su historia natural es poco conocida y su tratamiento discutido. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con pseudo-aneurisma de tronco de la coronaria izquierda e infarto antero-apical del ventrículo izquierdo cinco años después de un paro cardíaco secundario a un traumatismo no penetrante de tórax. Se consideró entonces que la lesión no era pasible de corrección percutánea o quirúrgica por lo que se optó por tratamiento médico conservador. Una angiografía coronaria por tomografía computarizada multicorte realizada 10 años después del evento inicial mostró ausencia de progresión de la lesión.Coronary pseudo-aneurysm is an extremely rare entity. Its natural history is scarcely known and its treatment is controversial. We report a case of pseudo-aneurysm of the left main coronary artery associated with an antero-apical infarct of the left ventricle diagnosed five years after a cardiac arrest following a non-penetrating thoracic trauma. The patient was treated conservatively because percutaneous or surgical correction were not considered suitable for this lesion. A multidetector computed tomography coronary angiogram performed 10 years after the initial event showed no evidence of progression.

  6. Damage control apronectomy for necrotising fasciitis and strangulated umbilical hernia.

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    Coyle, P

    2012-01-31

    We present a case of a 50-year-old morbidly obese woman who presented with a case of necrotizing fasciitis of the anterior abdominal wall due to a strangulated umbilical hernia. The case was managed through damage control surgery (DCS) with an initial surgery to stabilise the patient and a subsequent definitive operation and biological graft hernia repair. We emphasise the relevance of DCS principles in the management of severe abdominal sepsis.

  7. Pylephlebitis secondary to strangulated umbilical hernia with small bowel ischemia

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    Ennio Bruschi

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Pylephlebitis is a septic thrombophlebitis of the portal venous system that infrequently complicates small bowel infarction. We present a case of pylephlebitis with portomesenteric vein gas bubbles secondary to small bowel ischemia caused by a strangulated umbilical hernia, diagnosed on computed tomography (CT and confirmed in the operating theater. This case is an example of the usefulness of CT in early recognition of suggestive radiologic findings of pylephlebitis associated with intestinal ischemia for prompt treatment of the patient.

  8. Double suicide genes selectively kill human umbilical vein endothelial cells

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    Liu Lunxu; Wang Yanping; Mei Longyong; Jia Weiguo; Che Guowei

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background To construct a recombinant adenovirus containing CDglyTK double suicide genes and evaluate the killing effect of the double suicide genes driven by kinase domain insert containing receptor (KDR) promoter on human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Methods Human KDR promoter, Escherichia coli (E. coli) cytosine deaminase (CD) gene and the herpes simplex virus-thymidine kinase (TK) gene were cloned using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Plasmid pKDR-CDglyTK was constructed wi...

  9. Impact of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Reactivation After Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation

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    Beck, Jill C.; Wagner, John E.; DeFor, Todd E.; Brunstein, Claudio G.; Schleiss, Mark R.; Young, Jo-Anne; Weisdorf, Daniel H.; Cooley, Sarah; Miller, Jeffrey S.; Verneris, Michael R.

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    This study investigated the impact of pre-transplant CMV serostatus and post-transplant CMV reactivation and disease on umbilical cord blood transplant (UCBT) outcomes. Between 1994 and 2007, 332 patients with hematologic malignancies underwent UCBT and 54% were CMV seropositive. Pre-transplant recipient CMV serostatus had no impact on acute or chronic GVHD, relapse, DFS or OS. There was a trend toward greater day 100 TRM in CMV seropositive recipients (p=0.07). CMV reactivation occurred in 5...

  10. Isolation and culture of umbilical vein mesenchymal stem cells

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    D.T. Covas; J.L.C. Siufi; A.R.L. Silva; M. D. Orellana

    2003-01-01

    Bone marrow contains a population of stem cells that can support hematopoiesis and can differentiate into different cell lines including adipocytes, osteocytes, chondrocytes, myocytes, astrocytes, and tenocytes. These cells have been denoted mesenchymal stem cells. In the present study we isolated a cell population derived from the endothelium and subendothelium of the umbilical cord vein which possesses morphological, immunophenotypical and cell differentiation characteristics similar to tho...

  11. Doppler ultrasound scan during normal gestation: umbilical circulation

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    To determine normal umbilical circulation patterns by means of Doppler ultrasound scan in a healthy gestating population without risk factors and with normal perinatal results, and to evaluate any occurring modifications relative to gestational age by obtaining records kept during pregnancy. One hundred and sixteen pregnant women carrying a single fetus have been studied. These women had no risk factors, with both clinical and analytical controls, as well as ultrasound scans, all being normal. There were performed a total of 193 Doppler ultrasound scans between weeks 15 and 41 of gestation, with blood-flow analysis in the arteries and vein of the umbilical cord. The obtained information was correlated with parameters that evaluate fetal well-being (fetal monitoring and/or oxytocin test) and perinatal result (delivery type, birth weight, Apgar score). Statistical analysis was performed with the programs SPSS 6.0.1 for Windows and EPIINFO 6.0.4. With pulsed Doppler, the umbilical artery in all cases demonstrated a biphasic morphology with systolic and diastolic components and without retrograde blood flow. As the gestation period increased, there was observed a progressive decrease in resistance along with an increase in blood-flow velocity during the diastolic phase. The Doppler ultrasound scan is a non-invasive method that permits the hemodynamic study of umbilical blood circulation. A knowledge of normal blood-flow signal morphology, as well as of the normal values for Doppler indices in relation to gestational age would permit us to utilize this method in high-risk pregnancies. (Author) 30 refs

  12. Good practices in collecting umbilical cord and placental blood 1

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    Lopes, Lauren Auer; Bernardino, Elizabeth; Crozeta, Karla; Guimarães, Paulo Ricardo Bittencourt

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Objective: to identify the factors related to the quality of umbilical cord and placental blood specimens, and define best practices for their collection in a government bank of umbilical cord and placental blood. Method: this was a descriptive study, quantitative approach, performed at a government umbilical cord and placental blood bank, in two steps: 1) verification of the obstetric, neonatal and operational factors, using a specific tool for gathering data as non-participant observers; 2) definition of best practices by grouping non-conformities observed before, during and after blood collection. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and the following statistical software: Statistica(r) and R(r). Results: while there was a correlation with obstetrical and neonatal factors, there was a larger correlation with operational factors, resulting in the need to adjust the professional practices of the nursing staff and obstetrical team involved in collecting this type of blood. Based on these non-conformities we defined best practices for nurses before, during and after blood collection. Conclusion: the best practices defined in this study are an important management tool for the work of nurses in obtaining blood specimens of high cell quality. PMID:27556876

  13. CD34+ stem cells from umbilical cord blood

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    Carlo Pafumi

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available We describe the relation between umbilical cord clamping time and two different enrichment system of CD34+ stem cells from umbilical cord blood with the proliferative ability and bone marrow reconstitution of the stem cells obtained. After an obstetrician performed the cord blood collection, the purification of stem cells was performed either with a combination of monoclonal antibodies (negative selections using the Stem Sep method, or with a positive cells selection based on their surface CD34 antigens using the Mini Macs system. An excellent recovery of haematopoietic progenitors [Burst Forming Unit Erythroids (BFUE; Colony Forming Unit Granulocytes and Macrophages (CFU-GM; and Colony Forming Unit Granulocytes, Erythroids, Monocytes and Macrophages (CFU-GME], inversely related to the increase in clamping time, was performed with the Mini Macs system (54% of colonies, with 90% purity. With Stem Sep method, haematopoietic progenitor’s recovery was 35% (with 80% purity. By applying early clamping of umbilical cord blood we obtained a greater number of CD34+ cells and their clonogenic activity was increased with enrichment. This is a useful technique considering that the number of CD34+ stem cells usually contained from a unit of placental blood is enough for the transplant to a child, but not for an adult. Thus, using these methods, we can get a larger number of CD34+ stem cells which reduces the risk of Graft versus Host Disease also in adult patients, producing survival rates similar to those obtained with transplantation of bone marrow from unrelated donors.

  14. CD34+ stem cells from umbilical cord blood

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    Alfio D’Agati

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available We describe the relation between umbilical cord clamping time and two different enrichment system of CD34+ stem cells from umbilical cord blood with the proliferative ability and bone marrow reconstitution of the stem cells obtained. After an obstetrician performed the cord blood collection, the purification of stem cells was performed either with a combination of monoclonal antibodies (negative selections using the Stem Sep method, or with a positive cells selection based on their surface CD34 antigens using the Mini Macs system. An excellent recovery of haematopoietic progenitors [Burst Forming Unit Erythroids (BFUE; Colony Forming Unit Granulocytes and Macrophages (CFU-GM; and Colony Forming Unit Granulocytes, Erythroids, Monocytes and Macrophages (CFU-GME], inversely related to the increase in clamping time, was performed with the Mini Macs system (54% of colonies, with 90% purity. With Stem Sep method, haematopoietic progenitor’s recovery was 35% (with 80% purity. By applying early clamping of umbilical cord blood we obtained a greater number of CD34+ cells and their clonogenic activity was increased with enrichment. This is a useful technique considering that the number of CD34+ stem cells usually contained from a unit of placental blood is enough for the transplant to a child, but not for an adult. Thus, using these methods, we can get a larger number of CD34+ stem cells which reduces the risk of Graft versus Host Disease also in adult patients, producing survival rates similar to those obtained with transplantation of bone marrow from unrelated donors.

  15. Primary Hydatid Cyst of Umbilicus, Mimicking an Umbilical Hernia

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    Tarahomi, Mohammadreza; Alizadeh Otaghvar, Hamidreza; Ghavifekr, Nazila hasanzadeh; Shojaei, Daryanaz; Goravanchi, Farhood; Molaei, Amir

    2016-01-01

    Hydatid cyst caused by Echinococcus granulosus demonstrates an endemic infection in several countries such as Middle Eastern countries. Liver is the most frequently involved organ, followed by the lung. The case we present is solitary primary localization of cyst in abdominal wall which is extremely rare. A 57-year-old woman presented with an abdominal wall lesion in umbilical area that had been evolving for about 2 years with recent complaint of pain and discomfort. We detected a midline abdominal mass 12⁎13 centimeters in diameter which was bulged out in umbilicus. Preoperative clinical diagnosis of incarcerated umbilical hernia was made due to its physical examination while surgical exploration disproved the primary diagnosis and we found cystic mass adherent to superficial fascia without any communication to peritoneal space. The cyst was excised completely without any injury or perforation of containing capsule. The diagnosis of hydatid cyst was confirmed by histopathological examination of specimen. The retrograde evaluation showed no involvement of other organs. The patient was followed for two years and no recurrence of hydatid disease has been observed. Hydatid cyst should be considered as a differential diagnosis of abdominal wall and umbilical lesions especially in endemic regions.

  16. The Development and Implementation of the Kennedy Space Center Umbilical Clearance Tool

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    2016-01-01

    In preparation for NASAs upcoming Space Launch System program, the Kennedy Space Center is currently developing subsystems to provide fuel, purges and communications to the flight vehicle, known as umbilicals. It is vital to the crew and mission that these umbilicals release at T-0 without re-contacting the vehicle as it is accelerating from the launch pad. To help ensure this requirement is met by the program, a methodology of evaluating the moving bodies was developed and implemented into a tool using MATLAB. The tool, known as the KSC Umbilical Clearance Tool, takes a given elevation of interest and an umbilical retract profile within the plane to evaluate the clearance between the umbilical arm and thousands of independent flight vehicle drift profiles from a Monte Carlo analysis. The presentation will delve into the challenges associated with developing and implementing the tool framed in the context of evaluating the clearance for one of the SLS umbilicals.

  17. A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF FACTORS INFLUENCING THE TIME OF SEPARATION OF UMBILICAL CORD

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    Lokesha; Anil

    2014-01-01

    : BACKGROUND: The umbilical cord usually shrivels and falls off at around 5 to 15days of life. It is important to know timing of separation, so that parents may be advised on proper cord care and ally any misconceptions about the cord separation; early discharge has increased the need for women to receive accurate, relevant information on how to care for themselves and their newborns when discharged from the hospital. Delay in separation of the umbilical cord, umbilical discha...

  18. Umbilical intra-abdominal vein varix: a case report and review of the literature.

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    Virdis, G; Gulotta, A; Cherchi, C; Spanedda, G; Olzai, M G; Ambrosini, G; Dessole, S; Capobianco, G

    2016-01-01

    Fetal umbilical intra-abdominal vein varix (FIUV) is a rare congenital malformation characterized by focal dilatation of the umbilical vein. The authors report a case of pregnant woman at 32 weeks of gestation with a fetus affected by dilatation of an intra-abdominal portion of the umbilical vein. They performed continuous ultrasound and cardiotocographic monitoring, from admission to the delivery. They describe the case and perform a review of the literature. PMID:27132426

  19. An unusual case of asymptomatic spontaneous umbilical endometriosis treated with skin-sparing excision

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    Arkoulis, Nikolaos; Chew, Ben K.

    2015-01-01

    Spontaneous umbilical endometriosis is a rare extrapelvic manifestation of endometriosis. Very few such cases have been previously reported, almost always associated with a variety of symptoms, usually during menstruation. We present a case of asymptomatic umbilical endometriosis treated with skin-sparing excision. Differential diagnoses relevant to the clinician, as well as treatment options, are also presented. Surgeons should always consider umbilical endometriosis in their diagnostic appr...

  20. Isolation, culture and characterization of postnatal human umbilical vein-derived mesenchymal stem cells

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    Mehdi Kadivar; Shohreh Khatami; Yousef Mortazavi; Masoud Soleimani; Mohammad Taghikhani; Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar

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    On the basis of reports that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be isolated from the placenta/umbilical cord stroma, the present study was undertaken to isolate and characterize MSCs from the human umbilical cord veins. In this investigation, a cell population was isolated which was derived from the endothelium/subendothelium layers of 20 umbilical cord veins obtained from term deliveries using a solution of 0.1% collagenase type IV. Results suggest that these cells possess morphological, immu...

  1. Sonographic Measurement of the Umbilical Cord and Its Vessels and Their Relation with Fetal Anthropometric Measurements

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    Rostamzadeh; Kalantari; Shahriari; Shakiba

    2015-01-01

    Background It has been established that presence of lean umbilical cord with reduced Wharton’s jelly in sonographic scans is a fetal marker for risk of small for gestational age at birth. With improvement of ultrasound techniques, more studies have been investigating the alterations of the umbilical cord on pregnancy outcomes. Objectives To determine the reference ranges of the umbilical cord area during pregnancy and to find out ...

  2. Karyotype stability of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells during in vitro culture

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    RUAN, ZHONG-BAO; Zhu, Li; YIN, YI-GANG; Chen, Ge-cai

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether the chromosomes of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) change following in vitro culture for several generations. In the present study, umbilical cords from two healthy infants following cesarean delivery were collected aseptically and hUCMSCs were isolated by digestion with collagenase and trypsin, and then cultured in vitro. hUCMSCs with fibroblastic morphology were presented from the human umbilical cord tissue afte...

  3. Umbilical endometriosis mimicking as papilloma to general surgeons: A case report

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    A Singh

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available IntroductionCutaneous or umbilical endometriosis is a rare entity that isoften overlooked because of chronic abdominal pain. Wepresent a case of umbilical hernia that presented to thegeneral surgeons due to chronic abdominal pain and nodulein the umbilicus, which was clinically diagnosed as umbilicalpapilloma.Case presentationA 48-year old multiparous Caucasian woman presented withpainful nodule in the umbilicus for two and half years. Thenodule was excised and the histopathological diagnosis wasumbilicus endometriosis.ConclusionUmbilical endometriosis is a very rare disease but should beconsidered as a differential diagnosis in women presentingwith umbilical swelling.

  4. Tratamiento contra la rabia humana: un poco de su historia

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    Schneider Maria Cristina

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo es una revisión histórica del tratamiento utilizado contra la rabia humana, desde la antigüedad hasta el momento actual. Pretende hacer una analogía entre el concepto de causa predominante en la época y el tipo de tratamiento utilizado. Los griegos antiguos tenían la diosa Artemisa como sanadora de la rabia y ya utilizaban la cauterización de la herida. Los pueblos del siglo I conocían la capacidad infecciosa en la saliva de perros rabiosos, llamando a ese material de veneno virus (en latín. En la Edad Media, cuando prevalecía un concepto mágico y religioso de la salud, el gran protector era San Humberto. Con el Renacimiento surgen nuevamente muchos experimentos y avances en el conocimiento de la enfermedad, que sentaron las bases para los importantes hallazgos en el futuro próximo. En esa época predominaba la teoría miasmática y del contagio. Pasteur fue un grande opositor de la espontaneidad de la rabia. A finales del siglo XIX, con los descubrimientos microbianos, Pasteur hizo la gran revolución científica en relación al tratamiento contra la rabia, que es la vacuna. Las vacunas pueden actualmente ser de tipo nervioso o no, variando también el numero de dosis recomendadas. Se han desarrollado muchos estudios sobre vacunas, siendo la más utilizada en América Latina del tipo Fuenzalida y Palacios, y la recomendada actualmente por la OMS es la de cultivo celular.

  5. Progreso en el conocimiento de la microbiota intestinal humana

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    Virginia Robles-Alonso

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La aparición de nuevas técnicas de secuenciación así como el desarrollo de herramientas bioinformáticas han permitido no sólo describir la composición de la comunidad bacteriana que habita el tracto gastrointestinal, sino también las funciones metabólicas de las que proveen al huésped. La mayoría de los miembros de esta amplia comunidad bacteriana pertenecen a Dominio Bacteria, aunque encontramos también Archaea y formas eucariotas y virus. Únicamente entre 7 y 9 de las 55 Phyla del Dominio Bacteria conocidos están presentes en flora fecal humana. Su mayoría pertenecen además a las Divisiones Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes, encontrando también Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, Fusobacteria y Verrucomicrobia. Bacteroides, Faecalibacterium y Bifidobacterium son los Géneros más abundantes aunque su abundancia relativa es muy variable entre individuos. El análisis metagenómico de la flora intestinal ha permitido describir una colección de 5 millones de genes microbianos que codifican para aproximadamente 20.000 funciones biológicas relacionadas con la vida de las bacterias. El ecosistema intestinal humano puede clasificarse en torno a tres grupos de acuerdo a la abundancia relativa de tres Géneros: Bacteroides (enterotipo 1, Prevotella (enterotipo 2 y Ruminococcus (enterotype 3. Estos grupos han sido denominados "enterotipos" y su descripción sugiere que las variaciones entre individuos están estratificadas. Una vez descrita la composición bacteriana sería interesante establecer la relación entre la alteración de equilibrios ecológicos con estados de enfermedad que puedan desembocar en una novedosa vía terapéutica.

  6. Tratamiento contra la rabia humana: un poco de su historia

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    Maria Cristina Schneider

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo es una revisión histórica del tratamiento utilizado contra la rabia humana, desde la antigüedad hasta el momento actual. Pretende hacer una analogía entre el concepto de causa predominante en la época y el tipo de tratamiento utilizado. Los griegos antiguos tenían la diosa Artemisa como sanadora de la rabia y ya utilizaban la cauterización de la herida. Los pueblos del siglo I conocían la capacidad infecciosa en la saliva de perros rabiosos, llamando a ese material de veneno virus (en latín. En la Edad Media, cuando prevalecía un concepto mágico y religioso de la salud, el gran protector era San Humberto. Con el Renacimiento surgen nuevamente muchos experimentos y avances en el conocimiento de la enfermedad, que sentaron las bases para los importantes hallazgos en el futuro próximo. En esa época predominaba la teoría miasmática y del contagio. Pasteur fue un grande opositor de la espontaneidad de la rabia. A finales del siglo XIX, con los descubrimientos microbianos, Pasteur hizo la gran revolución científica en relación al tratamiento contra la rabia, que es la vacuna. Las vacunas pueden actualmente ser de tipo nervioso o no, variando también el numero de dosis recomendadas. Se han desarrollado muchos estudios sobre vacunas, siendo la más utilizada en América Latina del tipo Fuenzalida y Palacios, y la recomendada actualmente por la OMS es la de cultivo celular.

  7. Adaptación del algoritmo MARACAS para segmentación de la arteria carótida y cuantificación de estenosis en imágenes TAC

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    Doré Vincent

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describen las adaptaciones hechas al algoritmo MARACAS para segmentar y cuantificar estructuras vasculares en imágenes TAC de la arteria carótida. El algoritmo MARACAS, que está basado en un modelo elástico y en un análisis de los valores y vectores propios de la matriz de inercia, fue inicialmente diseñado para segmentar una sola arteria en imágenes ARM. Las modificaciones están principalmente enfocadas a tratar las especificidades de las imágenes TAC, así como la presencia de bifurcaciones. Los algoritmos implementados en esta nueva versión se clasifican en dos niveles. 1 Los procesamientos de bajo nivel (filtrado de ruido y de artificios direccionales, presegmentación y realce destinados a mejorar la calidad de la imagen y presegmentarla. Estas técnicas están basadas en información a priori sobre el ruido, los artificios y los intervalos típicos de niveles de gris del lumen, del fondo y de las calcificaciones. 2 Los procesamientos de alto nivel para extraer la línea central de la arteria, segmentar el lumen y cuantificar la estenosis. A este nivel, se aplican conocimientos a priori sobre la forma y anatomía de las estructuras vasculares. El método fue evaluado en 31 imágenes suministradas en el concurso “Carotid Lumen Segmentation and Stenosis Grading Grand Challenge” 2009. Los resultados obtenidos en la segmentación arrojaron un coeficiente de similitud de Dice promedio de 80.4% comparado con la segmentación de referencia, y el error promedio de la cuantificación de estenosis fue 14.4%.

  8. Sonographic Measurement of the Umbilical Cord and Its Vessels and Their Relation with Fetal Anthropometric Measurements

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    Rostamzadeh

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Background It has been established that presence of lean umbilical cord with reduced Wharton’s jelly in sonographic scans is a fetal marker for risk of small for gestational age at birth. With improvement of ultrasound techniques, more studies have been investigating the alterations of the umbilical cord on pregnancy outcomes. Objectives To determine the reference ranges of the umbilical cord area during pregnancy and to find out the association between umbilical cord morphometry and fetal anthropometric measurements. Patients and Methods A cross sectional study was carried out on a study population of 278 low-risk pregnant women between 15 and 41 weeks of gestational age. Fetal anthropometric measurements including biparietal diameter, abdominal circumference, and femur length were calculated. The measurements of the cross-sectional area (CSA and circumference of the umbilical cord, vein and arteries were done on an adjacent plane to the insertion of umbilical cord into the fetus’s abdomen. The mean and standard deviation of the CSA of the umbilical cord and the 5th, 10th, 50th, 90th, 95th percentiles of it were calculated for each gestational age. Pearson correlation coefficient was used to assess the correlation between the measures of the cord and fetal anthropometric measurements. Polynomial regression analysis was performed for curves. Results The values of the CSA of the umbilical cord, umbilical vein and Wharton’s jelly (WJ increase consistently until 30 weeks of gestation, after which they reach a plateau. There was a significant correlation between anthropometric measurements and umbilical cord measurements especially with the CSA of the umbilical cord, umbilical vein and WJ. The regression equation for the umbilical cord CSA according to gestational age up to 30 weeks was y = -0.2159 x2 + 23.828x-325.59 (R2 = 0.6334 and for the WJ area according to gestational age up to 30 weeks, it was y = -0.2124 x 2 +17.613x-221.66 (R2 = 0

  9. ANGIOPLASTIA PERCUTÁNEA CON STENT EN EL TRONCO PRINCIPAL DE LA ARTERIA CORONARIA IZQUIERDA / Percutaneous angioplasty with stent in the left main coronary artery

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    Javier Almeida Gómez

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available ResumenIntroducción y objetivos: La afectación significativa del tronco común izquierdo, es la más letal de las presentaciones de la enfermedad arterial coronaria. El tratamiento de elección, es la cirugía de derivación aorto-coronaria. En varios estudios multicéntricos, se sugiere la posibilidad de tratar la enfermedad de tronco mediante el intervencionismo coronario percutáneo con implantación de prótesis endoluminal o stent. El objetivo de esta investigación fue caracterizar la angioplastia percutánea con stent en el tronco principal de la arteria coronaria izquierda. Método: Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo y transversal en 21 pacientes con angioplastia percutánea con stent en el tronco principal de la arteria coronaria izquierda, realizadas en el laboratorio de Hemodinámica y Cardiología Intervencionista del Hospital "Hermanos Ameijeiras", entre enero 2010 y julio 2011. Resultados: No existió diferencia significativa en el sexo. Predominó el grupo de edad entre 50-64 años (47,6 % y el color de la piel blanca (76,19 %. El factor de riesgo cardiovascular más encontrado fue la HTA (85,71 %, seguido de dislipidemia (47,61 %. El diagnóstico más observado fue la angina de esfuerzo estable, 14 casos (66,66 %. La lesión en el cuerpo del tronco (12 pacientes, 57,1 %, fue la más encontrada, seguida de la ostial (8 casos. El tipo de stent más utilizado fue el liberador de fármacos (61,9 %, y solamente 4 pacientes presentaban troncos protegidos quirúrgicamente. Conclusiones: La mayor cantidad de casos fueron electivos, con predominio de los troncos no protegidos. El factor de riesgo coronario más encontrado fue la HTA. Se encontró asociación significativa entre la diabetes mellitus y la localización ostial de la lesión tratada. / AbstractIntroduction and Objectives: Significant impairment of the left main coronary artery is the most lethal presentation of coronary artery disease. The treatment of choice

  10. Utilidad de la derivación aVR en la identificación de la arteria responsable en el infarto inferior

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    Yanina B. Castillo Costa

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El ECG es el método más simple para el diagnóstico de infarto inferior (IAMinf; sin embargo, su utilidad disminuye para determinar el vaso responsable. Objetivos 1. Analizar la utilidad del desnivel del ST en aVR en la identificación de oclusión de las arterias coronaria derecha (CD o circunfleja (CX. 2. Evaluar la utilidad agregada a los criterios clásicos. Material y métodos Se incluyeron en el estudio 65 pacientes con IAMinf a quienes se les realizó una cinecoronariografía (CCG durante la internación. Se analizaron los criterios clásicos, así como el desnivel del ST en aVR: ?ST =?1 mm, ?ST =?1 mm o nivelado (isoST a 0,08 seg del punto J y se calcularon la sensibilidad (S, la especificidad (E, el valor predictivo positivo (VPP, el valor predictivo negativo (VPN y el likelihood ratio (LR. Se incluyó la derivación aVR en un análisis multivariado para determinar su valor agregado a los criterios clásicos. Resultados La CD fue responsable de la oclusión en 47 pacientes (72% y la CX en 18 (28%. Signos clásicos : CD : la relación del ?STD3/D2 =?1 se halló en 52 pacientes (91,5%; p = 0,001 e ?STD1-aVL =?1 mm en 34 (61%; p 1 en 13 pacientes (50%; p = 0,001 y ?STV5-V6 =?1 mm en 12 (44%; p < 0,001. Derivación aVR : CD : ?ST o isoST en 46 pacientes (81%; p < 0,001; CX : ?ST =?1 mm en 19 (56%; p < 0,001. En el análisis multivariado, el ?ST o isoST en aVR identificó a la CD (OR IC 95% 4,7 (1,1-19,8; p = 0,03, mientras que el ?ST aVR identificó a la CX. Se propone un algoritmo diagnóstico para CD que refleja el valor aditivo de aVR a la presencia de los signos clásicos: ?ST o isoST en aVR (VPP 94%; LR+: 2. Conclusión La derivación aVR es una herramienta útil para la identificación de la arteria responsable en el IAMinf, ya que brinda información diagnóstica adicional a los signos clásicos.

  11. Aprendizaje máquina aplicado a la segmentación de imágenes ecográficas de la arteria carótida para la medida del grosor íntima-media

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    [ESP] Las enfermedades cardiovasculares son la principal causa de mortalidad, morbilidad y discapacidad a nivel mundial. Gran parte de estas patologías derivan de la aterosclerosis, una enfermedad que afecta a las arterias de mediano y gran calibre provocando su endurecimiento y pérdida de elasticidad. La aterosclerosis se caracteriza por el engrosamiento de la capa más interna de las paredes arteriales debido al depósito de materia grasa, colesterol y otras sustancias. Por tanto, produce un ...

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  11. Adiaspiromicose humana. Relato de um caso tratado com cetoconazol

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    Ricardo Luiz M. Martins

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available É descrito um caso de adiaspiromicose humana, da forma pulmonar disseminada, no qual se empregou o cetoconazol. O paciente, oriundo de Goianésia, GO, referia tosse produtiva, dispnéia e emagrecimento. Doente há dois meses, já fizera uso do esquema tríplice tuberculostático, devido a um radiograma do tórax ter acusado lesões sugestivas de tuberculose miliar. Esse tratamento não surtiu o efeito esperado, pelo que foi ele submetido a uma biópsia pulmonar a céu aberto. A medida permitiu o reconhecimento da natureza fúngica da doença. Passou-se, então, ao emprego do cetoconazol, quando o processo já completara três meses de evolução. Dois meses depois, foi o paciente novamente visto, para controle do tratamento: todas as manifestações respiratórias haviam cessado e um novo radiograma mostrou regressão completa das alterações pulmonares. Apesar disso, é discutida a eficácia do cetoconazol contra C. parvum var crescens, tendo-se em conta o fato de o microrganismo não se reproduzir no hospedeiro.A case of human disseminated pulmonary adiaspiromycosis is reported. The patient, from Goianesia, GO, was admitted to the Brasilia University Hospital, in November 1992, with wet cough, dyspnea and weight loss3/4manifestations that had appeared two months before. Prior to admission, he had been treated for a suspected miliary tuberculosis, because a chest roentgenogram had shown a diffuse reticulonodular infiltrate in both lungs. This therapy brought no improvement to the patient status. An open chest biopsy was then performed, and the microscopic examination of the lung tissue revealed the fungal nature of the disease. Ketoconazole, 400mg/day, was started and the patient discharged from the hospital. He was seen again two months later: the respiratory manifestations had disappeared and a new chest roentgenogram showed complete resolution of the pulmonary lesions. The usefulness of ketoconazole is, however, questioned, since, as there

  12. LA CONSULTORÍA DE GESTIÓN HUMANA EN EMPRESAS MEDIANAS

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    ESTEBAN LÓPEZ ZAPATA

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo es resultado de una investigación que busca describir el mercado de la consultoría de gestión humana para empresas medianas de Medellín. Se identifi can el concepto y las características de la consultoría gerencial y se plantea su pertinencia para cada proceso de gestión humana. Con una muestra de 57 empresas medianas y 19 empresas consultoras, se analiza el comportamiento de la demanda y la oferta en el contexto local. Se identifi can los atributos de las empresas demandantes y sus dependencias de gestión humana, la composición de las empresas consultoras, las necesidades y ofertas de consultoría actuales y futuras, el proceso de compra y las difi cultades frecuentes de los proyectos de consultoría.

  13. Umbilical cord blood lactate: a valuable tool in the assessment of fetal metabolic acidosis

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    Gjerris, Anne Cathrine Roslev; Staer-Jensen, Jette; Jørgensen, Jan Stener;

    2008-01-01

    The aim of the present study was (1) to evaluate the relationship between umbilical cord arterial blood lactate and pH, standard base excess (SBE), and actual base excess (ABE) at delivery and (2) to suggest a cut-off level of umbilical cord arterial blood lactate in predicting fetal asphyxia usi...

  14. Umbilical cord blood lactate: a valuable tool in the assessment of fetal metabolic acidosis

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    Gjerris, A.C.; Staer-Jensen, J.; Jorgensen, J.S.;

    2008-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was (1) to evaluate the relationship between umbilical cord arterial blood lactate and pH, standard base excess (SBE), and actual base excess (ABE) at delivery and (2) to suggest a cut-off level of umbilical cord arterial blood lactate in predicting fetal a...

  15. Umbilical Cord Mercury Concentration as Biomarker of Prenatal Exposure to Methylmercury

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    Grandjean, Philippe; Budtz-Jørgensen, Esben; Jørgensen, Poul J.;

    2005-01-01

    biomarker, exposure assessment, food contamination, hair analysis, mercury/analysis, methylmercury compounds/analysis, organomercury compounds/blood, pregnancy, prenatal exposure delayed effects, preschool child, seafood, umbilical cord.......biomarker, exposure assessment, food contamination, hair analysis, mercury/analysis, methylmercury compounds/analysis, organomercury compounds/blood, pregnancy, prenatal exposure delayed effects, preschool child, seafood, umbilical cord....

  16. Adult Umbilical Disorders in Surgical Practice – An Experience from Kashmir

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    Sajad Ahmad Salati

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Umbilical disorders form an important part of general surgical practice. The disorders may be congenital or acquired and manifest in both genders and affects all age groups. This article analyses the profile of adult umbilical disorders as seen in a surgical division of a medical college in Kashmir valley over a period of two years.

  17. El papel de la cultura en la evolución de la mente humana

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    Medina Liberty, Adrián

    2010-01-01

    Se analizan y discuten aspectos relacionados con la génesis y evolución de la mente humana. La discusión se organiza en tres apartados. En el primero, se describe y se defiende una aproximación semiótica de la cultura y de la mente humana; en el segundo, se señala que, generalmente, se le ha otorgado un rol casi exclusivo o preponderante a la biología en la formación de las capacidades intelectuales del ser humano, como opción de este exclusivismo biológico, se defiende la idea de u...

  18. LA CONSULTORÍA DE GESTIÓN HUMANA EN EMPRESAS MEDIANAS

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    ESTEBAN LÓPEZ ZAPATA; CLAUDIA INÉS SEPÚLVEDA RIVILLAS; HENRY ANTONIO ARENAS CARDONA

    2010-01-01

    El artículo es resultado de una investigación que busca describir el mercado de la consultoría de gestión humana para empresas medianas de Medellín. Se identifi can el concepto y las características de la consultoría gerencial y se plantea su pertinencia para cada proceso de gestión humana. Con una muestra de 57 empresas medianas y 19 empresas consultoras, se analiza el comportamiento de la demanda y la oferta en el contexto local. Se identifi can los atributos de las empresas demandantes y s...

  19. Desenvolvimento de biomaterial a partior de matriz amniótica humana

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    Francisco, Júlio César

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: A membrana amniótica tem sido estudada como possível biomaterial na Medicina Regenerativa, sobretudo de uso externo. Os protocolos são controversos entre os métodos descelularização e manutenção da integridade de seus componentes. Objetivo: desenvolver um biomaterial a partir de matriz amniótica humana. Material e Métodos: Realizado protocolo modificado de placenta humana a base detergentes iônicos para remoção de todos os componentes celulares da membrana amniótica. Placentas obtidas...

  20. Aspectos médico legales de la clonación humana

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    Marco Mairena Navarro; Ramón Zamora Montes

    2002-01-01

    Las técnicas de reproducción asistida, y entre ellas la clonación humana, suscitan interrogantes éticas. Su empleo promete beneficios para la humanidad y, específicamente para parejas infértiles la satisfacción de ser madres y padres. En este artículo se debaten las regulaciones y las implicaciones jurídicas de dicha actividad, actualizándonos en el acontecer mundial y nacional del tema. Se argumenta que la clonación humana ya es una realidad y como si esta técnica se regula promueve la vida ...

  1. Actitudes del personal sanitario ante la clonación humana

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    Lupiani Giménez, María Mercedes

    2006-01-01

    Las Ciencias Biosanitarias -como la Física en su día- se han convertido en TECNOLOGÍA, adquiriendo el poder de manipular la estructura de la vida y producirla artificialmente por CLONACIÓN. ¡ Presumiblemente incluso la humana!. Pero en este campo, como sucede con las Tecnologías poderosas, existen FUERTES CONTRADICCIONES, habiéndose abierto un DEBATE SOCIAL áspero y apasionante que ha alcanzado a todos los tejidos sociales, incluido el político. Sin duda, la Clonación Humana, junto con la Ing...

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  6. Optoacoustic measurements of human placenta and umbilical blood oxygenation

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    Nanovskaya, T. N.; Petrov, I. Y.; Petrov, Y.; Patrikeeva, S. L.; Ahmed, M. S.; Hankins, G. D. V.; Prough, D. S.; Esenaliev, R. O.

    2016-03-01

    Adequate oxygenation is essential for normal embryogenesis and fetal growth. Perturbations in the intrauterine oxidative environment during pregnancy are associated with several pathophysiological disorders such as pregnancy loss, preeclampsia, and intrauterine growth restriction. We proposed to use optoacoustic technology for monitoring placental and fetal umbilical blood oxygenation. In this work, we studied optoacoustic monitoring of oxygenation in placenta and umbilical cord blood ex vivo using technique of placenta perfusion. We used a medical grade, nearinfrared, tunable, optoacoustic system developed and built for oxygenation monitoring in blood vessels and in tissues. First, we calibrated the system for cord blood oxygenation measurements by using a CO-Oximeter (gold standard). Then we performed validation in cord blood circulating through the catheters localized on the fetal side of an isolated placental lobule. Finally, the oxygenation measurements were performed in the perfused placental tissue. To increase or decrease blood oxygenation, we used infusion of a gas mixture of 95% O2 + 5% CO2 and 95% N2 + 5% CO2, respectively. In placental tissue, up to four cycles of changes in oxygenation were performed. The optoacoustically measured oxygenation in circulating cord blood and in placental lobule closely correlated with the actual oxygenation data measured by CO-Oximeter. We plan to further test the placental and cord blood oxygenation monitoring with optoacoustics in animal and clinical studies.

  7. Las raíces de la identidad: los dispositivos de la reflexividad social humana, su evolución y sus efectos

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    Pablo Navarro

    2009-01-01

    Este artículo explora algunos de los componentes de la identidad social humana. Describe esa identidad como un mecanismo auto-reflectivo que ha evolucionado históricamente de forma paralela al desarrollo estructural de las sociedades humanas. Los diferentes perfiles que adopta la identidad social humana se corresponden con los diversos mecanismos de reflexividad social que desarrollan esas sociedades. El dispositivo reflexivo original de las sociedades humanas es la reflexividad reflectiva...

  8. Exploración de las arterias coronarias de pacientes con síndrome de Tako-Tsubo con tomografía multislice: lesiones e inferencias fisiopatológicas

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    Omar Santaera

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Existen numerosos casos comunicados sobre la disfunción ventricular izquierda reversibleprecipitada por estrés emocional, pero su mecanismo no se conoce. En esta presentación sedescribe la evaluación de dos pacientes que consultaron con un cuadro clínico típico desíndrome de Tako-Tsubo, dolor precordial luego de un estrés emocional, disfunción ventricularizquierda transitoria y arterias coronarias angiográficamente normales. Con el objetivo deprofundizar el conocimiento de las arterias coronarias y la fisiopatología de esta enfermedad,a ambas se les realizó una tomografía multislice, en la que se evidenciaron lesionescoronarias similares a las halladas en accidentes de placa responsables de síndromescoronarios agudos. Si bien estos hallazgos deben completarse con estudios posteriores conun número mayor de pacientes, sugieren que al menos un subgrupo de pacientes con síndromede Tako-Tsubo tiene un sustrato fisiopatológico similar a los síndromes coronariosagudos.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:227-230.

  9. ANIMACIÓN DE ROBOT Y FIGURAS HUMANAS

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    Andrés Morales C.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se discute un enfoque heurístico al modelamiento del cuerpo humano y su animación. En la literatura técnica se han publicado trabajos respecto a la animación de figuras [1], [2], [3] y en algunos [4], [5] en los que se usan herramientas físicas, tales como el momento de inercia y masa para realizar las animaciones. Los movimientos mostrados en este proyecto, en cambio, muestran una forma alternativa de animación basada en la velocidad de desplazamiento y la amplitud de oscilación de las piernas sin necesidad de usar masas y en consecuencia momentos de inercia. Específicamente, este trabajo se divide en dos partes. La primera corresponde a la animación de un robot, y la segunda, a la animación de una figura humana motivada por las observaciones y resultados obtenidos de la primera parte. El método propuesto en la primera parte se separa en tres etapas: el movimiento de piernas, brazos y del robot en su totalidad. Luego estas tres partes se combinan mediante heurísticas y se ajustan para obtener un movimiento armónico y creíble. En la segunda parte se desarrolló un método que permite implementar los resultados de la primera parte, agregando la funcionalidad de incorporar nuevas partes al modelo (pies, manos, etc.... Se desarrolló una función que a partir de parámetros como la amplitud de oscilación y velocidad de desplazamiento permite recrear el movimiento en forma automática. Para ambas partes fue necesario construir una aplicación especial para implementar los modelos y observar los resultados. El software desarrollado fue creado usando el lenguaje de programación Java versión JSDK1.4 y la API Java3D para el desarrollo 3D.In this work one discusses to a heuristic approach to the modeling of the human body and its animation. In technical Literature works have been published related to animation of figures [1], [2], [3] and some ones [4], [5] in which physical tools are used, such as the moment of inertia

  10. La comunicación humana : principios básicos

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    Viana Orta, María Isabel

    2012-01-01

    Principios básicos de la comunicación humana. Comunicación oral, no verbal y persuasiva. El material forma parte de cursos de formación en temas de resolución de conflictos, comunicación y mediación.

  11. Viscoelastic evaluation of fetal umbilical vein for reconstruction of middle cerebral artery

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    Dongyuan Li; Donghui Xu; Peng Li; Jun Wei; Kun Yang; Conghai Zhao

    2013-01-01

    The transplantation of artificial blood vessels with<6 mm inner diameter as substitutes for human arterioles or veins has not achieved satisfactory results. Umbilical vein has been substituted for ar-tery in vascular transplantation, but it remains unclear whether the stress relaxation and creep tween these vessels are consistent. In this study, we used the fetal umbilical vein and middle cere-bral artery from adult male cadavers to make specimens 15 mm in length, 0.196-0.268 mm in nica media thickness, and 2.82-2.96 mm in outer diameter. The results demonstrated that the stress decrease at 7 200 seconds was similar between the middle cerebral artery and fetal umbilical vein specimens, regardless of initial stress of 18.7 kPa or 22.5 kPa. However, the strain increase at 7 200 seconds of fetal umbilical veins was larger than that of middle cerebral arteries. Moreover, the stress relaxation experiment showed that the stress decrease at 7 200 seconds of the fetal umbilical vein and middle cerebral artery specimens under 22.5 kPa initial stress was less than the decrease in these specimens under 18.7 kPa initial stress. These results indicate that the fetal umbilical vein has appropriate stress relaxation and creep properties for transplantation. These properties are advantageous for vascular reconstruction, indicating that the fetal umbilical vein can be transplanted to repair middle cerebral artery injury.

  12. Cell therapy of congenital corneal diseases with umbilical mesenchymal stem cells: lumican null mice.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Keratoplasty is the most effective treatment for corneal blindness, but suboptimal medical conditions and lack of qualified medical personnel and donated cornea often prevent the performance of corneal transplantation in developing countries. Our study aims to develop alternative treatment regimens for congenital corneal diseases of genetic mutation. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Human mesenchymal stem cells isolated from neonatal umbilical cords were transplanted to treat thin and cloudy corneas of lumican null mice. Transplantation of umbilical mesenchymal stem cells significantly improved corneal transparency and increased stromal thickness of lumican null mice, but human umbilical hematopoietic stem cells failed to do the same. Further studies revealed that collagen lamellae were re-organized in corneal stroma of lumican null mice after mesenchymal stem cell transplantation. Transplanted umbilical mesenchymal stem cells survived in the mouse corneal stroma for more than 3 months with little or no graft rejection. In addition, these cells assumed a keratocyte phenotype, e.g., dendritic morphology, quiescence, expression of keratocyte unique keratan sulfated keratocan and lumican, and CD34. Moreover, umbilical mesenchymal stem cell transplantation improved host keratocyte functions, which was verified by enhanced expression of keratocan and aldehyde dehydrogenase class 3A1 in lumican null mice. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Umbilical mesenchymal stem cell transplantation is a promising treatment for congenital corneal diseases involving keratocyte dysfunction. Unlike donated corneas, umbilical mesenchymal stem cells are easily isolated, expanded, stored, and can be quickly recovered from liquid nitrogen when a patient is in urgent need.

  13. Gerente de projetos: habilidades humanas e comportamentais / Project manager: human and behaviours skills

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    Edson Coutinho da Silva

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Um gerente de projetos deve priorizar as habilidades humanas e comportamentais do que as habilidades técnicas para a obtenção de êxito de projetos; uma vez que são as pessoas e a equipe que compõem um projeto. O artigo tem o propósito de descrever as habilidades humanas requeridas para um gestor conduzir a implementação de um projeto em uma organização, na busca de mitigar os conflitos com os stakeholders. Foi elaborada uma pesquisa descritiva alicerçadas por técnicas como a pesquisa-ação e estudo de caso. Os dados foram obtidos por meio da experiência de um dos pesquisadores deste artigo no projeto e por meio de seis entrevistas com membros da equipe. Os pesquisadores estabeleceram cinco habilidades humanas e comportamentais que são requeridas aos gerentes: liderança, comunicação, gestão de mudança, motivação e gestão de conflito; e as usou para fins de análise e discussão dos resultados. Concluiu-se, pelo projeto de implementação do ERP pesquisado neste estudo, que esta organização considerou prioritariamente as habilidades técnicas do que as humanas ao selecionar alguns de seus gestores; e foi exatamente a ausência de repertório de habilidades humanas que comprometeu o gerenciamento do projeto.

  14. Isolation of mesenchymal stem cells from equine umbilical cord blood

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    Koch, Thomas Gadegaard; Heerkens, Tammy; Thomsen, Preben Dybdahl;

    2007-01-01

    Background: There are no published studies on stem cells from equine cord blood although commercial storage of equine cord blood for future autologous stem cell transplantations is available. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have been isolated from fresh umbilical cord blood of humans collected non......-invasively at the time of birth and from sheep cord blood collected invasively by a surgical intrauterine approach. Mesenchymal stem cells isolation percentage from frozen-thawed human cord blood is low and the future isolation percentage of MSCs from cryopreserved equine cord blood is therefore expectedly low....... The hypothesis of this study was that equine MSCs could be isolated from fresh whole equine cord blood. Results: Cord blood was collected from 7 foals immediately after foaling. The mononuclear cell fraction was isolated by Ficoll density centrifugation and cultured in a DMEM low glucose based media...

  15. Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells: adjuvants for human cell transplantation.

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    Friedman, Robb; Betancur, Monica; Boissel, Laurent; Tuncer, Hande; Cetrulo, Curtis; Klingemann, Hans

    2007-12-01

    The Wharton's jelly of the umbilical cord is rich in mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) that fulfill the criteria for MSCs. Here we describe a novel, simple method of obtaining and cryopreserving UC-MSCs by extracting the Wharton's jelly from a small piece of cord, followed by mincing the tissue and cryopreserving it in autologous cord plasma to prevent exposure to allogeneic or animal serum. This direct freezing of cord microparticles without previous culture expansion allows the processing and freezing of umbilical cord blood (UCB) and UC-MSCs from the same individual on the same day on arrival in the laboratory. UC-MSCs produce significant concentrations of hematopoietic growth factors in culture and augment hematopoietic colony formation when co-cultured with UCB mononuclear cells. Mice undergoing transplantation with limited numbers of human UCB cells or CD34(+) selected cells demonstrated augmented engraftment when UC-MSCs were co-transplanted. We also explored whether UC-MSCs could be further manipulated by transfection with plasmid-based vectors. Electroporation was used to introduce cDNA and mRNA constructs for GFP into the UC-MSCs. Transfection efficiency was 31% for cDNA and 90% for mRNA. These data show that UC-MSCs represent a reliable, easily accessible, noncontroversial source of MSCs. They can be prepared and cryopreserved under good manufacturing practices (GMP) conditions and are able to enhance human hematopoietic engraftment in SCID mice. Considering their cytokine production and their ability to be easily transfected with plasmid-based vectors, these cells should have broad applicability in human cell-based therapies. PMID:18022578

  16. Puntuación de calcio en arterias coronarias y presencia de estenosis angiográficamente significativas Calcium scoring in coronary arteries and presence of angiographically significant stenosis

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    Vladimir Mendoza Rodríguez

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available La presencia de calcio en las arterias coronarias es patognomónica de aterosclerosis. Agatston diseñó un método para cuantificar el puntaje de calcio coronario mediante la tomografía para determinar la asociación entre el grado de calcificación en las arterias coronarias determinado por tomografía de 64 cortes y la presencia de estenosis coronarias significativas (ECS diagnosticadas por coronariografía invasiva (CI. Se estudiaron 153 pacientes, los cuales estaban programados para CI. Previo a la CI se les cuantificó el puntaje de calcio por arteria y por paciente. El 91,7 % de los pacientes con puntaje ≤ 10 UA (unidades Agatston no presentó ECS contra 8,3 % con puntaje ≥ 401 UA (p The presence of calcium in the coronary arteries is pathognomonic of atherosclerosis. Agatston designed a method to quantify the coronary calcium scoring by tomography to determine the association between the degree of calcification in the coronary arteries by 64-slice computed tomography and the presence of significant coronary stenosis (SCS diagnosed by invasive coronariography (IC. 153 patients that were scheduled for IC were studied. The calcium scoring was quantified by patient and by artery before performing the IC. 91.7 % of the patients with scoring £10 UA (Agatston units did not present SCS versus 8.3 % with scoring ³ 401 UA (p< .0001. 2.4 % with scoring 10 UA in the trunk of the left coronary presented SCS versus 75 % with scoring 401 UA (p < 0.0001. 5.5 % with scoring 10 UA in the anterior descending artery has SCS versus 87.5 % with scoring 401 UA (p < 0.0001. Similar behavior was observed in the rest of the arteries. It was concluded that there was association between the calcium degree scoring in the coronary arteries diagnosed by computed tomography and the presence of SCS diagnosed by IC.

  17. Colgajo de perforantes de arteria epigrástica superior para cobertura de defecto cutáneo preesternal Covergae of a presternal skin defect with a superior epigastric perforator Flap

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    E. García Tutor

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Los colgajos basados en arterias perforantes representan hoy en día una muy buena alternativa para la reconstrucción y cobertura de defectos cutáneos. Sus numerosas ventajas tales como la mínima morbilidad de la zona donante, su fácil recuperación postquirúrgica, su gran versatilidad y la simplicidad que presentan tanto en su planteamiento prequirúrgico como en la técnica misma, han sido algunos de los motivos por los que durante la última década su uso ha tenido un desarrollo notable, siendo quizás el colgajo DIEP el mayor representante de este grupo. Recientemente se ha descrito un tipo de colgajo de similares características basado en arterias perforantes de la arteria epigástrica superior para la cobertura de defectos de la región preesternal baja. En el trabajo actual presentamos un caso clínico en el que una lesión en dicha zona previamente sometida a radioterapia es tratada con este colgajo, obteniendo una cobertura completa de la herida y un resultado estético aceptable.Perforator flaps nowadays represent a very good therapeutic alternative for reconstruction and coverage of skin defects. Their advantages such as the minimal morbidity of the donor site, their good and easy postsurgical recovery, great versatility and rather simple surgical approach and technique are some of the reasons why these flaps have been rapidly developed over the last decade, being the flap based on perforator from de deep inferior epigastric artery, DIEP flap, probably their main model. A flap of similar characteristics based on perforators coming from the superior epigastric artery has been recently described for the coverage of the lower sternum region. In this article we present a clinical case in which a wound in this area that had been previously exposed to radiotherapy is treated with a superiorepigastric perforator flap, achieving complete coverage of the defect and an acceptable aesthetic result.

  18. Efeito protetor da lactoferrina humana no trato gastrintestinal Efecto protector de la lactoferrina humana en el sistema gastrointestinal Protective effect of human lactoferrin in the gastrointestinal tract

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    Valterlinda Alves de O. Queiroz; Assis, Ana Marlúcia O; Hugo da Costa R. Júnior

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    OBJETIVO: Descrever os mecanismos de ação da lactoferrina humana na proteção de morbidades gastrintestinais. FONTES DE DADOS: Revisão não sistemática da literatura utilizando como estratégia de busca pesquisa bibliográfica em bases de dados, as quais incluíram SciELO, Lilacs e MedLine entre 1990 e 2011. Os descritores utilizados foram: lactoferrina, leite materno/humano, gastrintestinal e imunidade, nos idiomas português e inglês. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: A lactoferrina é a segunda proteína predomi...

  19. Absence of maternal cell contamination in mesenchymal stromal cell cultures derived from equine umbilical cord tissue

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    Vacková, Irena; Czerneková, V.; Tománek, M.; Navrátil, J.; Moško, Tibor; Nováková, Z.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 35, č. 8 (2014), s. 655-657. ISSN 0143-4004 Institutional support: RVO:68378041 Keywords : maternal cell contamination * mesenchymal stromal cells * umbilical cord tissue Subject RIV: FH - Neurology Impact factor: 2.710, year: 2014

  20. A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF FACTORS INFLUENCING THE TIME OF SEPARATION OF UMBILICAL CORD

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    Lokesha

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available : BACKGROUND: The umbilical cord usually shrivels and falls off at around 5 to 15days of life. It is important to know timing of separation, so that parents may be advised on proper cord care and ally any misconceptions about the cord separation; early discharge has increased the need for women to receive accurate, relevant information on how to care for themselves and their newborns when discharged from the hospital. Delay in separation of the umbilical cord, umbilical discharge, odor, or granuloma causes concern and source of immense anxiety for parents, the interval between delivery and umbilical cord separation varies worldwide, this study is undertaken to determine time of separation and factors influencing the separation. OBJECTIVES: To determine time of separation of umbilical cord and factors influencing it. METHODS: SETTINGS: Babies admitted at a tertiary hospital, selected by purposive sampling technique. For each recruited baby, data is obtained about mother's parity, mode of delivery, gestational age, birth weight, and gender of baby, method of resuscitation, phototherapy, IV antibiotics, and cord blood TSH values, time of umbilical cord separation after birth. Newborns whose umbilical cord shriveled off during the stay in the hospital information were obtained directly, and a self-addressed postcard was given to parents of newborns whose umbilical cord was intact at time of discharge. Parents would be advised to note and write the date of fall of umbilical cord on post card and mail it. RESULTS: Cord separation time ranges from 3 to 11 days, with mean separation of 5.62 ± 2.37 days, it is one to two days earlier as compared to previous studies, seventy nine (79 of hundred and ten (110 separated between 5-7 days (71%, one baby had separation at 11days, babies who received antibiotics had statistically significant delay in separation time of umbilical, neonates received antibiotics had mean separation time (6 ± 2.4 days as compared

  1. Diagnostic efficacy of biophysical tests and cerebral-umbilical index when assessing fetal oxygenation

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    Čančarević-Đajić Branka

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Perinatal morbidity and mortality are the ultimate indicators of antenatal care today, whose responsible task is to assess the respiratory function of the placenta, fetal growth and placental maturation in order to provide conditions for the delivery of a living and viable newborn. The diagnostic procedures of antenatal care tested within this study were the biophysical tests of cardiotocography and the fetal biophysical profile, along with the colour doppler evaluation of the cerebral-umbilical ratio. The objective of this study was to determine the most effective diagnostic procedure when assessing fetal oxygenation. Materials and Methods. The prospective study included 119 pregnant women. They all underwent cardiotocography, biophysical profile and colour doppler evaluation of the cerebral-umbilical ratio. The babies’ umbilical artery blood pH was determined in the first minute upon birth, along with the Apgar score. Results. The results were processed statistically and the most effective diagnostic procedure for the evaluation of fetal oxygenation was selected, after which the rates of perinatal morbidity and mortality were calculated. The findings revealed that cardiotocography was the most sensitive antepartal predictor of fetal acidosis, while the fetal biophysical profile proved the most specific. The rates of perinatal morbidity and of perinatal mortality were 24.37% and 1.68%, respectively. Conclusion. The findings analysis revealed a high statistical significance of both biophysical tests and the cerebral-umbilical ratio evaluation as predictors of the fetal distress syndrome. The analysis of the cerebral-umbilical ratio and biophysical tests showed that the cerebral-umbilical ratio evaluation not only was more sensitive as a parameter compared to biophysical tests but it was also more specific than cardiotocography. Cardiotocography is the most sensitive antepartal predictor of fetal acidosis, followed by the cerebral-umbilical

  2. Isolated single umbilical artery--the case for routine renal screening.

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    Bourke, W G; Clarke, T. A.; Mathews, T. G.; O'Halpin, D; Donoghue, V B

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    To determine the incidence of silent renal anomalies in infants with isolated single umbilical artery (SUA), all infants with SUA and without other obvious congenital anomalies, identified over a six year period, were screened using renal ultrasonography. Over 35,000 placentas were examined. An isolated single umbilical artery was identified in 112 (0.32%). Nineteen infants had abnormal renal imaging. Eight of 112 (7.1%) had significant persisting abnormalities. Vesicoureteric reflux was foun...

  3. Operator Auditory Perception and Spectral Quantification of Umbilical Artery Doppler Ultrasound Signals

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    Thuring, Ann; Brännström, Jonas; Ewerlöf, Maria; Hernandez-Andrade, Edgar; Ley, David; Lingman, Göran; Liuba, Karina; Marsal, Karel; Jansson, Tomas

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    Objective An experienced sonographer can by listening to the Doppler audio signals perceive various timbres that distinguish different types of umbilical artery flow despite an unchanged pulsatility index (PI). Our aim was to develop an objective measure of the Doppler audio signals recorded from fetoplacental circulation in a sheep model. Methods Various degrees of pathological flow velocity waveforms in the umbilical artery, similar to those in human complicated pregnancies, were induced by...

  4. Preclinical Studies with Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Different Animal Models for Muscular Dystrophy

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    Eder Zucconi; Natassia Moreira Vieira; Carlos Roberto Bueno; Mariane Secco; Tatiana Jazedje; Marcos Costa Valadares; Miriam Fussae Suzuki; Paolo Bartolini; Mariz Vainzof; Mayana Zatz

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    Umbilical cord mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have been widely investigated for cell-based therapy studies as an alternative source to bone marrow transplantation. Umbilical cord tissue is a rich source of MSCs with potential to derivate at least muscle, cartilage, fat, and bone cells in vitro. The possibility to replace the defective muscle cells using cell therapy is a promising approach for the treatment of progressive muscular dystrophies (PMDs), independently of the specific gene mutati...

  5. A RARE CASE OF PROLAPSED OMPHALOMESENTERIC DUCT WITH RUPTURED UMBILICAL HERNIA

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    Satish Jain; Monica Jain; Indersain Gupta; Singhal, R. P.

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    Strangulated ileal intussusceptions into the Meckel’s diverticulum (which is caused by an incomplete obliteration of omphalomesentric duct) and coming out through ruptured umbilical hernia is an extremely rare presentation. A 3- months- old male child presented with low grade fever, refusal to feed and episodes of discomfort often alternating with long period of sleepiness and lethargy. On abdominal examination loops of intestine were seen at the site of ruptured umbilical hernia....

  6. Characterization and clinical application of mesenchymal stem cells from equine umbilical cord blood

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    Kang, Jun-gu; Park, Sang-Bum; Seo, Min-Soo; Kim, Hyung-Sik; Chae, Joon-Seok; Kang, Kyung-Sun

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    Tendinitis of the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) is a significant cause of lameness in horses; however, recent studies have shown that stem cells could be useful in veterinary regenerative medicine. Therefore, we isolated and characterized equine umbilical cord blood mesenchymal stem cells (eUCB-MSCs) from equine umbilical cord blood obtained from thoroughbred mares during the foaling period. Horses that had tendinitis of the SDFT were treated with eUCB-MSCs to confirm the therapeut...

  7. Short stature with umbilical hernia – Not always due to cretinism: A report of two cases

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    Sharvil S Gadve; Dipti Sarma; Saikia, Uma K.

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    A 7-year-old boy presented with umbilical hernia and short stature. Growth retardation, recurrent upper respiratory tract infections and delayed developmental milestones were present from infancy. Umbilical hernia was diagnosed at the age of 5 years. On examination, he had short-trunk dwarfism, large head circumference, coarse facial features, joint stiffness, hepatosplenomegaly, and mild mental retardation. He had normal biochemical parameters, thyroid function tests and arterial blood gas a...

  8. Testing umbilical cords for funisitis due to Treponema pallidum infection, Bolivia.

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    Guarner, J.; Southwick, K.; Greer, P; Bartlett, J; Santander, A.; Blanco, S.; Pope, V.; Levine, W.; Zaki, S.

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    To establish the frequency of necrotizing funisitis in congenital syphilis, we conducted a prospective descriptive study of maternal syphilis in Bolivia by testing 1,559 women at delivery with rapid plasma reagin (RPR). We examined umbilical cords of 66 infants whose mothers had positive RPR and fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption tests. Histologic abnormalities were detected in 28 (42%) umbilical cords (seven [11%] had necrotizing funisitis with spirochetes; three [4%] had marked funi...

  9. A Review of Factors Influencing the Banking of Collected Umbilical Cord Blood Units

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    David Allan; Tanya Petraszko; Heidi Elmoazzen; Susan Smith

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    Umbilical cord blood banking efforts have increased dramatically in the past two decades in response to increasing demand for alternative sources of blood stem cells to support patients requiring hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Transplant centres have accumulated increasing expertise in their understanding of umbilical cord blood characteristics that are associated with improved outcome following transplantation. These characteristics and factors can assist transplant centres in sele...

  10. The Umbilical Benz Incision for Reduced Port Surgery in Pediatric Patients

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    AMANO, HIZURU; Uchida, Hiroo; Kawashima, Hiroshi; Deie, Kyoichi; Murase, Naruhiko; Makita, Satoshi; Yokota, Kazuki; Tanaka, Yujiro

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    Background and Objectives: For reduced port surgery in pediatric patients, the initial umbilical incision plays an important role in both functional ability and cosmetic impact. Larger umbilical incisions enable better manipulation of forceps, extraction of larger surgical specimens, and easier exteriorization of the intestine for anastomosis. We have pursued an incision of the small pediatric umbilicus that allows for enlargement of the orifice of the abdominal opening with preservation of t...

  11. Prospect for vaginal delivery of growth restricted fetuses with abnormal umbilical artery blood flow.

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    Li, Hui; Gudmundsson, Saemundur; Olofsson, Per

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    Background. The best mode of delivery in cases of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) with umbilical artery blood flow changes is not well elucidated. Objective. To evaluate outcome in IUGR with umbilical artery blood flow changes planned for vaginal delivery after a negative oxytocin challenge test (OCT). Methods. In 84 term singleton pregnancies with suspected IUGR and no unanimous indication for abdominal delivery, Doppler velocimetry and OCT were performed. Positive OCT c...

  12. Efeito protetor da lactoferrina humana no trato gastrintestinal Efecto protector de la lactoferrina humana en el sistema gastrointestinal Protective effect of human lactoferrin in the gastrointestinal tract

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    Valterlinda Alves de O. Queiroz

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever os mecanismos de ação da lactoferrina humana na proteção de morbidades gastrintestinais. FONTES DE DADOS: Revisão não sistemática da literatura utilizando como estratégia de busca pesquisa bibliográfica em bases de dados, as quais incluíram SciELO, Lilacs e MedLine entre 1990 e 2011. Os descritores utilizados foram: lactoferrina, leite materno/humano, gastrintestinal e imunidade, nos idiomas português e inglês. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: A lactoferrina é a segunda proteína predominante no leite humano, com concentrações mais elevadas no colostro (5,0 a 6,7mg/mL em relação ao leite maduro (0,2 a 2,6mg/mL. Em contraste, o leite de vaca contém teores inferiores, 0,83mg/mL no colostro e 0,09mg/mL no leite maduro. A lactoferrina desempenha diversas funções fisiológicas na proteção do trato gastrintestinal. A atividade antimicrobiana está relacionada à capacidade de sequestrar ferro dos fluidos biológicos e/ou de desestruturar a membrana de micro-organismos. A lactoferrina possui também a capacidade de estimular a proliferação celular. A ação anti-inflamatória desempenhada pela lactoferrina está associada à capacidade de penetrar no núcleo do leucócito e bloquear a transcrição do fator nuclear Kappa B. Diante da importância da lactoferrina na prevenção de doenças infecciosas em crianças aleitadas ao peito, a indústria vem, por meio da engenharia genética, desenvolvendo tecnologias para expressar esta proteína recombinante humana em plantas e animais, na tentativa de adequar a composição das fórmulas infantis àquela do leite humano. CONCLUSÕES: A lactoferrina humana é um peptídeo com potencial para prevenir morbidades, especialmente às gastrintestinais. Evidências científicas dos efeitos protetores da lactoferrina humana fortalecem ainda mais a recomendação para prática do aleitamento materno.OBJETIVO: Describir los mecanismos de acción de la lactoferrina humana en la protecci

  13. Impact of ethanol, dry care and human milk on the time for umbilical cord separation

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    Objective: To compare the extraction time and infection rate of umbilical cord by applying ethanol, human milk or dry care. Method: The parallel single-blinded randomised clinical trial was performed on 300 neonates at Shahid Sadougi University of Medical Sciences and Health Service, Yazd, Iran, between March and September 2010. The neonates were divided into three random but numerically equal groups. Each group was assigned the application of ethanol or mother's milk or to keep the stump dry. The neonates were visited on the 3rd and the 7th day after birth and follow-up was maintained telephonically until umbilical separation. Umbilical separation time and umbilical local infection frequency were considered as the study outcome, which was compared among the three groups according to age, gender and delivery type of the neonates. Results: Umbilical separation time in neonates of the human milk group had significant difference with the ethanol group (p=0.0001) and drying groups (p=0.003). Frequency of omphalitis had no significant difference among the three groups. Conclusion: Topical usage of human milk on umbilical cord stamp decreased separation time and incidence rate of omphalitis. (author)

  14. Changing pattern of causative factors in development of umbilical infections (omphalitis) in newborns

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    Despite the drastic decrease in the incidence of neonatal tetanus due to better aseptic techniques in cutting and tying of umbilical cord at birth, an increase in the prevalence of umbilical infections has been noticed. Objectives The objectives were to assess the ongoing practices in umbilical care, detect the prevailing causative factors responsible for umbilical infections in newborns and suggest measures for minimizing these infections. Design setting This descriptive study was a collaborative effort at CMH Nowshera, Mardan and Lahore from January 2007 through 2009. Patients and Methods Three hundred consecutive cases of umbilical sepsis ( omphalitis), infants less than 20 days old were included irrespective of place of delivery and severity of infection. Those with congenital anomalies of umbilicus were excluded. A detailed questionnaire was filled for every patient covering related aspects. Results Antisepsis (mainly spirit) was used in 91 % cases irrespective of place of delivery. Major tool for cutting the cord was surgical or new common blade (277 cases). Clamp was used in 138 cases. Cord was intentionally attended in subsequent weeks after birth in only 48 cases. Hand washing practice was found in only 62 parents in subsequent weeks after birth. Diapers were used in 261 cases, majority of these were found covering the umbilicus or umbilical stump when initially examined (81 %). 48% of infected unshed cords were more than 3 inches long. Use of unwarranted substances applied on cord was found in only 16 cases. (author)

  15. Evaluación a largo plazo del impacto funcional y estructural de la arteria radial post acceso en intervencionismo coronario Long term evaluation of functional and structural changes of the radial artery used as access for cardiac interventional procedures

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    Pablo Pedreros

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Antecedentes: El acceso radial es una alternativa aceptable y segura para procedimientos endovasculares. Sin embargo no existe una clara evaluación de la integridad de la arteria radial (AR post procedimiento. Objetivo: Evaluar el impacto funcional y estructural a largo plazo de la punción y colocación del introductor vascular en arteria radial (AR post intervencionismo coronario. Método: Se estudian 33 pacientes con cardiopatía coronaria a quienes se realizó coronadografía y/o angioplastía vía radial. A los 6-10 meses de seguimiento se analizó las características ecográficas funcionales y estructurales de la AR comparándola con la AR contralateral. Resultados: Con el seguimiento se observan 3 AR ocluidas (9%. No se encontró un aumento significativo del grosor de la pared a nivel distal (zona de punción, 0,36 ± 0,22 vs 0,28 ± 0,08mm; el diámetro fue similar a nivel distal 2,6 ± 0,7mm vs 2,8 ± 0,35mm (ns y proximal 2,8 ± 0,35 vs 2,5 ± 0,7mm. No hay diferencia significativa en la velocidad peak sistólica (VPS, en la AR puncionada vs la control 54 ± 16 vs 50 ± 14 cm/seg ni en los índices de resistencia 0,83 ± 0,1 vs 0,87 ±0,1. Conclusiones: La utilización de la vía radial para intervencionismo coronario ocasiona en un bajo porcentaje la oclusión esta arteria. En las arterias que permanecen permeables no se encontró a largo plazo un impacto sobre las características estructurales ni funcionales.Background: the radial artery is a common and safe access site for endovascular procedures. There has been no adequate evaluation of the radial artery integrity following the procedure. Aim: to evaluate the long term functional and structural status of the radial artery use for cardiac interventional procedures Methods: 33 patients with coronary artery disease had coronary angiography and/or PTCA using the radial artery approach. After 6-10 months the functional and structural status of the artery was evaluated by

  16. Transformaçao organizacional e práticas inovadoras de gestao humana

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    Calderón Hernández, Gregorio; Cuartas Castaño, Juliana; Alvarez Giraldo, Claudia Milena

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    Este é um artículo de revisao que faz parte de um projeto de investigaçao denominado "Observatorio de práticas inovadoras de gestao humana na Colombia",  no qual trata-se de estabelecer um suporte teórico para as transformalçoes organizacionais e sua relaçao com a gestao humana. Aborda-se esta temática pela importancia crescente da mudança e em especial da mudança profunda que implica uma transformalçao em aspectos centrais das empresas, tais como a inovaçao, o desempenho, a competitividade e...

  17. A formação humana na perspectiva histórico-ontológica

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    Dermeval Saviani; Newton Duarte

    2010-01-01

    El tema de la formación humana está en el centro de la filosofía de la educación cuyo objetivo es precisamente el proceso de promoción humana, llevado a cabo por la educación. Partiendo de la vigilancia crítica, propia de la filosofía, el texto esboza una fenomenología de la época actual comprobando que las ideas actualmente hegemónicas en la educación, son centradas en la crítica a la razón y a las nociones de la verdad y de la objetividad. A ese neo pragmatismo que con la intención de opon...

  18. Seguridad humana en Colombia: donde no hay bienestar no puede haber paz

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    María Teresa Aya Smitmans

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    Full Text Available Este artículo trata sobre los retos que amenazan a la soberanía clásica en el sistema internacional y, en especial, a la seguridad humana. Ésta, entendida como una concepción ampliada de la seguridad tradicional, refuerza la idea del individuo como centro de las relaciones internacionales y pone su seguridad por encima de la seguridad estatal. Asimismo, el surgimiento de nuevos actores hacen que la gobernabilidad estatal se vea debilitada a menos que se piense en aumentar la responsabilidad estatal para con sus ciudadanos. Es así como la seguridad humana constituye un concepto importante en el siglo XXI para una gobernabilidad responsable. El artículo examina el caso colombiano.

  19. ¿Qué pasa en el cerebro de los perros cuando ven caras humanas?

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    Full Text Available Cuando tu perro te ve, no sólo se iluminan sus ojos, también su cerebro. Aquí resumimos un experimento que realizamos para conocer el procesamiento cerebral de las caras humanas en perros, utilizando imágenes de resonancia magnética funcional, en el que encontramos actividad en la corteza temporal, frontal y el núcleo caudado. La actividad en la corteza temporal sugiere que los perros procesan las caras de manera similar a nosotros. Fue inesperado encontrar actividad en el núcleo caudado, porque sugiere que los perros procesan las caras humanas como recompensas, incluso si son caras de humanos desconocidos.

  20. Marcas de Mordida e a Identificação Humana

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    Almeida, Cristiana Vanessa dos Santos

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    A Medicina Dentária Forense assume um papel primordial na identificação humana e na investigação criminal desde a antiguidade, e a sua recente visibilidade está relacionada com o aparecimento de situações que conduziram à necessidade de evolução das técnicas de identificação. O estudo das marcas de mordida constitui uma das formas de identificação humana de importante relevo para esta área, auxiliando na exclusão ou inclusão dos seus potenciais autores. Estas podem ser observadas em vários...

  1. Hallazgo de impresiones de uñas humanas en un fragmento de cerámica aborigen de Cuba

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    Manuel F. Rivero de la Calle; Santiago F. Silva García

    2008-01-01

    Se da a conocer un conjunto de impresiones de uñas humanas, las que aparecen en la cara externa del fondo de una cazuela aborigen recuperada en el sitio arqueológico agroalfarero Toma de Agua, municipio La Sierpe, provincia Sancti Spíritus. En la cara interna del ejemplar se descubre también dos pequeños trazos que se identifican así mismo como correspondientes a uñas humanas.

  2. Double suicide genes selectively kill human umbilical vein endothelial cells

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    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To construct a recombinant adenovirus containing CDglyTK double suicide genes and evaluate the killing effect of the double suicide genes driven by kinase domain insert containing receptor (KDR promoter on human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Methods Human KDR promoter, Escherichia coli (E. coli cytosine deaminase (CD gene and the herpes simplex virus-thymidine kinase (TK gene were cloned using polymerase chain reaction (PCR. Plasmid pKDR-CDglyTK was constructed with the KDR promoter and CDglyTK genes. A recombinant adenoviral plasmid AdKDR-CDglyTK was then constructed and transfected into 293 packaging cells to grow and harvest adenoviruses. KDR-expressing human umbilical vein endothelial cells (ECV304 and KDR-negative liver cancer cell line (HepG2 were infected with the recombinant adenoviruses at different multiplicity of infection (MOI. The infection rate was measured by green fluorescent protein (GFP expression. The infected cells were cultured in culture media containing different concentrations of prodrugs ganciclovir (GCV and/or 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC. The killing effects were measured using two different methods, i.e. annexin V-FITC staining and terminal transferase-mediated dUTP nick end-labeling (TUNEL staining. Results Recombinant adenoviruses AdKDR-CDglyTK were successfully constructed and they infected ECV304 and HepG2 cells efficiently. The infection rate was dependent on MOI of recombinant adenoviruses. ECV304 cells infected with AdKDR-CDglyTK were highly sensitive to GCV and 5-FC. The cell survival rate was dependent on both the concentration of the prodrugs and the MOI of recombinant adenoviruses. In contrast, there were no killing effects in the HepG2 cells. The combination of two prodrugs was much more effective in killing ECV304 cells than GCV or 5-FC alone. The growth of transgenic ECV304 cells was suppressed in the presence of prodrugs. Conclusion AdKDR-CDglyTK/double prodrog system may be a useful

  3. Manifestaciones psiquiátricas desencadenadas por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana

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    Roberto Anselmo Ramos Valverde

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    La alta morbilidad de perturbaciones mentales y del comportamiento, desencadenada por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH), asombra a colaboradores cubanos en la ciudad de Maputo, capital de Mozambique. Solo apelando a los conocimientos actuales de la Psicoendocrinoneuroinmunologia, que describe la vinculación basada en la teoría de la complejidad de este suprasistema, que comparte receptores y mediadores químicos, se puede disipar el asombro y llegar a comprender la esencia científi...

  4. A formação humana na perspectiva histórico-ontológica

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    Dermeval Saviani

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El tema de la formación humana está en el centro de la filosofía de la educación cuyo objetivo es precisamente el proceso de promoción humana, llevado a cabo por la educación. Partiendo de la vigilancia crítica, propia de la filosofía, el texto esboza una fenomenología de la época actual comprobando que las ideas actualmente hegemónicas en la educación, son centradas en la crítica a la razón y a las nociones de la verdad y de la objetividad. A ese neo pragmatismo que con la intención de oponerse a la metafísica acaba siendo profundamente metafísico reduciendo todo al lenguaje, los autores contraponen el pensamiento de Marx como una filosofía de historicismo en que la causa no son los sujetos abstractos, sino los individuos reales, sujetos históricos que se constituyen como síntesis de relaciones sociales. Para esto se recurre a la reflexión histórica ontológica sobre la formación humana incluida en los "Manuscritos Económico Filosóficos de 1844" de Marx. El artículo concluye con la defensa de la tesis de que el acceso a los clásicos es condición necesaria para la formación humana.

  5. Relevancia e Inferencia: Procesos cognitivos propios de la comunicación humana

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    Moya Pardo Constanza

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende mostrar los planteamientos cognitivos más representativos de la Teoría de la Relevancia propuesta por Spelber & Wilson con respecto al modelo ostensivoinferencial. Este modelo plantea un mecanismo deductivo explícito que da cuenta de los procesos y estrategias que permiten el paso del significado literal a la interpretación pragmática de los mensajes en el proceso de comunicación humana.

  6. Myiasis gastrointestinal humana por Eristalis tenax Gastrointestinal human myiasis for Eristalis tenax

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    Marcelo Kun; Ana Kreiter; Liliana Semenas

    1998-01-01

    Son caracterizadas las myiasis registradas en Bariloche y establecidas las condiciones probables bajo las cuales se produjeron las infestaciones. Las larvas obtenidas a partir de heces de 2 pacientes fueron identificadas como Eristalis tenax (Diptera: Syrphidae) de acuerdo a las claves de Hartley (1961) y Organización Panamericana de la Salud (1962). Estos 2 casos de myiasis gastrointestinal humana constituyen los primeros registrados en Bariloche (Patagonia, Argentina) y sus características ...

  7. FORMAÇÃO HUMANA: CURRÍCULO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO HUMANO

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    Adreana Dulcina Platt

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available No presente artigo pretendemos debater a análise crítico-reflexiva das premissas que sustentam a práxis da formação humana perpassando transversalmente os conceitos de desenvolvimento humano e o currículo. Entendemos o currículo de formação humana a partir da filosofia da práxis. Coadunando com nossas perspectivas epistemológicas, concordamos com a leitura de Semeraro (2001b, quando aponta que Gramsci melhor desvela o processo de elaboração da filosofia da práxis a partir de novas relações sociais; ou seja, desligado das puras abstrações, o filósofo italiano observa na “unidade das tensões dualistas e as contradições ricas e complexas” (“entre teoria/prática, intelectuais/massa, organização/espontaneidade, sociedade política/sociedade civil, ocidente/oriente, norte/sul, história do mundo/história particular”, a articulação para o desenvolvimento da atividade humana plena. A partir destes pressupostos colocados aqui enquanto premissas para a sistematização de nossos estudos, nos debruçaremos sobre dois grandes objetivos: (1 compreender o processo de humanização a partir da esfera das objetivações sociais e (2 a constituição do currículo de formação humana atrelado aos diferentes modos de produção, uma vez que demanda em diferentes formações sociais.

  8. Pseudoaneurismas em associacao com infeccao pelo virus da imunodeficiencia humana: relato de dois casos

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    Guilon Otavio Santos Tenorio

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Os autores descrevem os casos de dois pacientes que apresentaram pseudoaneurismas e ressaltam a dificuldade diagnóstica e terapêutica por apresentar associação com a infecção pelo vírus da imunodeficiência humana, e também demonstram a semelhança com aneurisma sacular aterosclerótico da aorta abdominal

  9. A vida humana como “problema” e “projecto” em J. Ortega y Gasset

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    Amoedo, Margarida I. Almeida

    2014-01-01

    O capítulo parte da afirmação de que todos os escritos de Ortega y Gasset contribuem para a tematização da vida humana, mas acaba por destacar apenas aqueles em que é evidente, como marca do autor e indissociável do seu conceito de "projecto", o reconhecimento e afirmação do carácter problemático da vida.

  10. Aspectos médico legales de la clonación humana

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    Marco Mairena Navarro

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Las técnicas de reproducción asistida, y entre ellas la clonación humana, suscitan interrogantes éticas. Su empleo promete beneficios para la humanidad y, específicamente para parejas infértiles la satisfacción de ser madres y padres. En este artículo se debaten las regulaciones y las implicaciones jurídicas de dicha actividad, actualizándonos en el acontecer mundial y nacional del tema. Se argumenta que la clonación humana ya es una realidad y como si esta técnica se regula promueve la vida y la dignidad humanas. Además se propone que esta técnica se entiende mejor no en términos moralistas, sino contextuales que responden a situaciones reales de la vida, específicamente una ética de la responsabilidad.The techniques of assisted reproduction, among them human cloning, rises ethical questions. Their use promises benefits for humanity and, specifically for infertile couples, the satisfaction of being parents. This article discusses the regulations and juridical implications of this activity, trying to take us into the actual international and national reality. lt is argued that human cloning promotes human life and dignity. In addition, it is proposed that this technique is best understood not in moralistic terms, but rather in terms of contexts that respond to real life situations, specifically an ethics of responsibility.

  11. Detection of maternal DNA in umbilical cord plasma by fluorescent PCR amplification of short tandem repeat sequences.

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    Bauer, M; Orescovic, I; Schoell, W M; Bianchi, D W; Pertl, B

    2001-09-01

    Recently, maternal DNA was detected in umbilical cord blood using PCR amplification of minisatellite sequences. The presence of maternal DNA was demonstrated in 1% to 100% of umbilical cord blood samples. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of cord blood contamination by maternal genetic material. We used fluorescent PCR amplification of highly polymorphic short tandem repeat (STR) markers to detect maternal DNA in umbilical cord plasma. PMID:11708473

  12. Pregnant women's perspectives on umbilical cord blood banking.

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    Sugarman, J; Kaplan, L; Cogswell, B; Olson, J

    1998-08-01

    Promising clinical results suggest that umbilical cord blood (UCB) collected after delivery of a child may have many advantages over bone marrow for transplantation. As there are an increasing number of options regarding the collection of UCB, including private and public banking, more pregnant women are likely to be asked to make decisions about UCB collection. We conducted three focus groups with pregnant women to learn about their perspectives on this emerging technology. All the women in these focus groups indicated that they would choose to have UCB collected. Reasons leading to this choice were that the UCB would otherwise be discarded and altruism. Participants indicated that possible reasons to decide not to have UCB collected include concerns about the safety of the mother and neonate, beliefs about the placenta, threats against confidentiality, rejection of UCB, and the influence of fathers. While feeling confident in making an anticipatory decision about UCB collection, women expressed a clear desire to learn much more about the collection, storage (including distinctions between public and private banking), and use of UCB. In addition, they believed that recruitment for UCB collection should occur after sufficient education about UCB and certainly not after delivery and collection. These data will be useful in guiding efforts to help women make decisions about having UCB collected and in developing an appropriate recruitment and informed consent process for donating UCB to a public bank. PMID:9718543

  13. Leukocyte recovery from umbilical cord blood by poligeline.

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    Perutelli, P; Catellani, S

    1999-02-01

    Umbilical cord blood (UCB) collected at delivery is a source of transplantable stem/progenitor cells; it represents an alternative to bone marrow to restore hematopoiesis in patients affected by malignant and non-malignant disease. Therefore, large-scale UCB banks would be a natural complement to bone marrow donor registries. Storage of unmanipulated whole UCB units requires a great number of liquid nitrogen containers. Separation of leukocytes allows UCB storage in smaller space, thus lowering banking costs; unfortunately, UCB processing may cause significant losses of stem cells. We report about the use of poligeline to remove erythrocytes from UCB units. After erythrocyte sedimentation at 1xg (30' or 40') or 50xg, leukocyte-rich supernatant was collected and centrifuged to recover the leukocyte pool in view of stem cell transplantation. Erythrocyte depletion was always satisfactory, ranging from 82.6% to 88.9%, but 1xg sedimentation for 40' enabled us to achieve the best CD34+ cell recovery (mean value 80.5%). The proposed UCB-processing method allowed us to lower the final sample volume down to 1/10 of the initial one, in this way making UCB banking feasible. Erythrocyte depletion took place directly in the collection bag, thus reducing microbial contamination risk. PMID:10193639

  14. Intestinal Rotation and Physiological Umbilical Herniation During the Embryonic Period.

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    Ueda, Yui; Yamada, Shigehito; Uwabe, Chigako; Kose, Katsumi; Takakuwa, Tetsuya

    2016-02-01

    Drastic changes occur during the formation of the intestinal loop (IL), including elongation, physiological umbilical herniation (PUH), and midgut rotation. Fifty-four sets of magnetic resonance images of embryos between Carnegie stage (CS) 14 and CS 23 were used to reconstruct embryonic digestive tract in three dimensions in the Amira program. Elongation, PUH, and rotation were quantified in relation to the proximal part of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA), designated as the origin. Up to CS 16, IL rotation was initially observed as a slight deviation of the duodenum and colorectum from the median plane. The PUH was noticeable after CS 17. At CS 18, the IL showed a hairpin-like structure, with the SMA running parallel to the straight part and the cecum located to the left. After CS 19, the IL began to form a complex structure as a result of the rapid growth of the small intestinal portion. By CS 20, the IL starting point had moved from the right cranial region to an area caudal to the origin, though elongation of the duodenum was not conspicuous-this was a change of almost 180° in position. The end of the IL remained in roughly the same place, to the left of and caudal to the origin. Notably, the IL rotated around the origin only during earlier stages and gradually moved away, running transversely after CS 19. The movements of the IL may be explained as the result of differential growth, suggesting that IL rotation is passive. PMID:26599074

  15. Análisis multisistémico de la comunicación humana

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    José Torregrosa-Azor

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available En aquest article es presenta el mètode multisistèmic per a l’anàlisi de la comunicació humana. En primer lloc, es fa una revisió del concepte comunicació humana multisistèmica que s’entén com l’intercanvi de missatges complexos que es transmeten mitjançant una modalitat combinatòria de canals físics i somàtics. Aquests missatges són codificats i descodificats per sistemes semiòtics semblants, però alhora distints, que es coestructuren internament i s’interrelacionen els uns amb els altres amb l’únic objectiu de comunicar. Així doncs, la  comunicació humana multisistèmica no només és possible a través del sistema lingüístic que ens caracteritza y diferencia com a espècie, sinó que, a més a més, hi intervenen altres sistemes semiòtics que es coestructuren internament, s’interrelacionen els uns amb els altres i són coexpressius amb el llenguatge verbal. En segon lloc, es descriuen les investigacions més rellevants en aquest camp que examinen la correlació que es produeix entre els diferents sistemes semiòtics de la comunicació humana -principalment, llenguatge, parallenguatge i kinèsica-. Per tant, l’anàlisi de la comunicació humana multisistèmica estudia no només la diversitat de sistemes semiòtics que interactuen i s’interrelacionen, sinó també els mecanismes que regulen la relació que s’hi estableix. És per això que es considera el concepte de ‘sistema’ fonamentat en la Teoria General de Sistemes, i es justifica la selecció del mot ‘multisistèmic’ com l’alternativa més clara i inequívoca. Finalment, s’exposa el procés d’anàlisi multisistèmic, la descripció de les fases analítiques i els mètodes emprats, així com també la selecció dels instruments d’anàlisi que s’hi fan servir.

  16. Generation, Expansion, and Differentiation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSCs) Derived From the Umbilical Cords of Newborns.

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    Song, Richard S; Carroll, Jeanne M; Acevedo, Lisette; Wu, Dongmei; Liu, Yang; Snyder, Evan Y

    2014-01-01

    The umbilical cord is tissue that is normally discarded after the delivery of the infant, but it has been shown to be a rich source of stem cells from the cord blood, Wharton's jelly, and umbilical endothelial cells. Patient-specific human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) reprogrammed from patient specific human umbilical vein endothelial cells in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) population (specifically, premature neonates) have not been shown in the literature. This unit describes a protocol for the generation and expansion of hiPSCs originating from umbilical cords collected from patients in the NICU. PMID:24838913

  17. Hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) in placenta and umbilical cord blood and dietary intake for women in Beijing, China

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    Placenta and umbilical cord blood are important media for investigating maternal–fetal exposure to environmental pollutants. Historically hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) were once widely-used in China. In this study, residues of HCHs were measured in placenta and umbilical cord blood samples for 40 women from Beijing. The measured median values of HCHs were 62.0 and 68.8 ng/g fat in placenta and umbilical cord blood, respectively. Concentrations of HCHs in placenta and umbilical cord blood of urban cohort were higher than those of rural group due to enhanced consumption of fish, meat, and milk. Residues of HCHs in placenta were significantly correlated with total food consumption, dietary intake, and maternal age, and could be predicted using the parameters dependent upon ingestion of meat and milk. The transplacental exposure of fetuses to HCHs was revealed by a close association between the residual levels in the paired placenta and the paired umbilical cord blood samples. -- Highlights: •Medians of HCH in placenta and umbilical cord blood of 40 puerperal women from Beijing were 62.0 and 68.8 ng/g⋅fat. •HCHs in placenta and umbilical cord blood of urban cohort were higher than those of rural one. •HCH residues in placenta were significantly correlated with total food consumption, daily dietary intake, and maternal age. •The transplacental exposure of fetus to HCHs was revealed. -- HCHs in placenta of women in Beijing were significantly correlated with total food consumption, dietary intake, and maternal age

  18. GAMMAGRAFÍA CON 99TC-MIBI PARA DETERMINAR LA EFECTIVIDAD DE LA HEBERQUINASA PARA REPERFUNDIR LA ARTERIA RELACIONADA CON EL INFARTO / 99tc-mibi gammagraphy to determine Heberkinase effectiveness in the reperfusion of the infarction-related artery

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    Marilyn Ramírez Méndez; Luis Castañeda Casarvilla; Iguer F. Aladro Miranda; Francisco Luis Moreno-Martínez; Carlos M. Osorio Gómez; Rudy Hernández Ortega; Marisel I. Noda Valledor

    2010-01-01

    Resumen Introducción y objetivos: La utilización de técnicas nucleares para la determinación de la permeabilidad de la arteria relacionada con el infarto, es de gran importancia clínica. El objetivo de esta investigación fue conocer el estado de la perfusión miocárdica del territorio dependiente de la irrigación de esa arteria y determinar la presencia o no de su reapertura después de la trombólisis. Método: Se realizó una investigación experimental puntual con una muestra de 10 pacientes con...

  19. A Computational Fluid Dynamic Study of Blood Flow Within the Coiled Umbilical Arteries

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    Wilke, David; Denier, James; Mattner, Trent; Khong, Yee

    2013-11-01

    The umbilical cord is the lifeline of the fetus throughout gestation. In a normal pregnancy it facilitates the supply of oxygen and nutrients from the placenta via a single vein, in addition to the return of deoxygenated blood from the developing embryo or fetus via two umbilical arteries. Despite the major role it plays in the growth of the fetus, pathologies of the umbilical cord are poorly understood. In particular, variations in the cord geometry, which typically forms a helical arrangement, have been correlated with adverse outcomes in pregnancy. Cords exhibiting either abnormally low or high levels of coiling have been associated with pathological results including growth-restriction and fetal demise. Despite this, the methodology currently employed by clinicians to characterize umbilical pathologies can misdiagnose cords and is prone to error. In this talk a computational model of blood flow within rigid three-dimensional structures representative of the umbilical arteries will be presented. This study determined that the current characterization was unable to differentiate between cords which exhibited clinically distinguishable flow properties, including the cord pressure drop, which provides a measure of the loading on the fetal heart.

  20. Preclinical Studies with Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Different Animal Models for Muscular Dystrophy

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    Eder Zucconi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Umbilical cord mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC have been widely investigated for cell-based therapy studies as an alternative source to bone marrow transplantation. Umbilical cord tissue is a rich source of MSCs with potential to derivate at least muscle, cartilage, fat, and bone cells in vitro. The possibility to replace the defective muscle cells using cell therapy is a promising approach for the treatment of progressive muscular dystrophies (PMDs, independently of the specific gene mutation. Therefore, preclinical studies in different models of muscular dystrophies are of utmost importance. The main objective of the present study is to evaluate if umbilical cord MSCs have the potential to reach and differentiate into muscle cells in vivo in two animal models of PMDs. In order to address this question we injected (1 human umbilical cord tissue (hUCT MSCs into the caudal vein of SJL mice; (2 hUCT and canine umbilical cord vein (cUCV MSCs intra-arterially in GRMD dogs. Our results here reported support the safety of the procedure and indicate that the injected cells could engraft in the host muscle in both animal models but could not differentiate into muscle cells. These observations may provide important information aiming future therapy for muscular dystrophies.

  1. In Vitro Vasoactive Effects of Levobupivacaine and Ropivacaine on the Isolated Human Umbilical Artery and Vein

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    Alper Kılıçaslan

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: In this in vitro study, we investigated the vasoactive effects of levobupivacaine and ropivacaine on vascular smooth muscle derived from human umbilical arteries and veins.Material and Methods: The strips were mounted in tissue baths at 37°C continuously gassed with 5% CO2 in oxygen for isometric recording of contractile activity on a polygraph. The endothelium of some tissues was mechanically removed to assess the influence of the endothelium on contractility. The strips were precontracted with serotonin (10-6 M 5-HT; n=7. After obtaining the maximal contraction, responses obtained by adding levobupivacaine and ropivacaine (10-9-10-4 M; n=7 cumulatively were recorded. Contractions were expressed as the (% of 5HT maximal response percentage of 5 HT’s maximal response.Results: Both levobupivacaine and ropivacaine induce a concentration-dependent contraction in the smooth muscle cells of umbilical arteries and veins. Maximum contractile response (Emax of levobupivacaine (79.2±2.5, 71.1±2.6 was higher than ropivacaine (68.4±2, 36.2±2.8 on both umbilical arteries and veins. There were no statistically significant differences between contraction responses of endothelium-intact and endothelium-denuded tissues. Conclusion: The results suggest that, in high concentrations, levobupivacaine and ropivacaine may affect umbilical blood flow by contracting the umbilical artery and vein, thus reducing fetal blood flow.

  2. In vitro cardiomyogenic potential of human umbilical vein-derived mesenchymal stem cells

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    Cardiomyocyte loss in the ischemically injured human heart often leads to irreversible defects in cardiac function. Recently, cellular cardiomyoplasty with mesenchymal stem cells, which are multipotent cells with the ability to differentiate into specialized cells under appropriate stimuli, has emerged as a new approach for repairing damaged myocardium. In the present study, the potential of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells to differentiate into cells with characteristics of cardiomyocyte was investigated. Mesenchymal stem cells were isolated from endothelial/subendothelial layers of the human umbilical cords using a method similar to that of human umbilical vein endothelial cell isolation. Isolated cells were characterized by transdifferentiation ability to adipocytes and osteoblasts, and also with flow cytometry analysis. After treatment with 5-azacytidine, the human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells were morphologically transformed into cardiomyocyte-like cells and expressed cardiac differentiation markers. During the differentiation, cells were monitored by a phase contrast microscope and their morphological changes were demonstrated. Immunostaining of the differentiated cells for sarcomeric myosin (MF20), desmin, cardiac troponin I, and sarcomeric α-actinin was positive. RT-PCR analysis showed that these differentiated cells express cardiac-specific genes. Transmission electron microscopy revealed a cardiomyocyte-like ultrastructure and typical sarcomers. These observations confirm that human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells can be chemically transformed into cardiomyocytes and can be considered as a source of cells for cellular cardiomyoplasty

  3. CORRELATION OF UMBILICAL CORD THICKNESS WITH FETAL BIRTH WEIGHT - A PROSPECTIVE STUDY IN RURAL BENGAL

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    Full Text Available AIMS: Aim of our study in this area of Bengal to assess the correlation of ultrasonic measurements of umbilical cord thickness in between 20 – 30 weeks with low birth weight babies. Materials and methods: The prospective stud y was done from March 2014 to December 2014 among 150 pregnant women who were referred for routine USG after 20 weeks of gestation. 139 met the criteria fixed by us. In these patients the diameter of cord were measured in a free loop of umbilical cord. The pregnancies were followed till delivery when birth weights of the babies were recorded. RESULTS: Correlation between lean umbilical cord and low birth weight were statistically observed with sensitivity of 55.5%, specificity of 94.3%, and positive predict ive value of 68.18% and negative predictive value of 90% and were significant. Correlation also noted lean umbilical cord with low birth weight (P 0.01. CONCLUSION: Umbilical cord thickness by USG after 20 weeks are helpful to asses low birth weight and t hus the important denominator for adverse pregnancy results.

  4. Umbilical Coiling Index as a Marker of Perinatal Outcome: An Analytical Study

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    T. Chitra

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. To measure umbilical coiling index (UCI postnatally and to study the association of normocoiling, hypocoiling and hypercoiling to maternal and perinatal outcome. Method(s. One thousand antenatal women who went into labour were studied and umbilical coiling index calculated at the time of delivery. UCI was determined by dividing the total number of coils by the total umbilical cord length in centimeters. Its association with various maternal and perinatal risk factors were noted. The statistical tests were the Chi-square test and assessed with SPSS version 13.0 software and statistically analyzed. P value of less than 0.05 was regarded as statistically significant. Results. The mean umbilical coiling index was found to be 0.24 ± 0.09. Hypocoiling (0.36 was found to be associated with diabetes mellitus, polyhydramnios, cesarean delivery, congenital anomalies, and respiratory distress of the newborn. Conclusion. Abnormal umbilical coiling index is associated with several antenatal and perinatal adverse features.

  5. Preclinical Studies with Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Different Animal Models for Muscular Dystrophy

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    Zucconi, Eder; Vieira, Natassia Moreira; Bueno, Carlos Roberto; Secco, Mariane; Jazedje, Tatiana; Costa Valadares, Marcos; Fussae Suzuki, Miriam; Bartolini, Paolo; Vainzof, Mariz; Zatz, Mayana

    2011-01-01

    Umbilical cord mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have been widely investigated for cell-based therapy studies as an alternative source to bone marrow transplantation. Umbilical cord tissue is a rich source of MSCs with potential to derivate at least muscle, cartilage, fat, and bone cells in vitro. The possibility to replace the defective muscle cells using cell therapy is a promising approach for the treatment of progressive muscular dystrophies (PMDs), independently of the specific gene mutation. Therefore, preclinical studies in different models of muscular dystrophies are of utmost importance. The main objective of the present study is to evaluate if umbilical cord MSCs have the potential to reach and differentiate into muscle cells in vivo in two animal models of PMDs. In order to address this question we injected (1) human umbilical cord tissue (hUCT) MSCs into the caudal vein of SJL mice; (2) hUCT and canine umbilical cord vein (cUCV) MSCs intra-arterially in GRMD dogs. Our results here reported support the safety of the procedure and indicate that the injected cells could engraft in the host muscle in both animal models but could not differentiate into muscle cells. These observations may provide important information aiming future therapy for muscular dystrophies. PMID:21785565

  6. Umbilical hernia rupture with evisceration of omentum from massive ascites: a case report

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    Good, Daniel W

    2011-05-03

    Abstract Introduction The incidence of hernias is increased in patients with alcoholic liver disease with ascites. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an acute rise in intra-abdominal pressure from straining for stool as the cause of a ruptured umbilical hernia. Case presentation An 81-year-old Caucasian man with a history of alcoholic liver disease presented to our emergency department with an erythematous umbilical hernia and clear, yellow discharge from the umbilicus. On straining for stool, after initial clinical assessment, our patient noted a gush of fluid and evisceration of omentum from the umbilical hernia. An urgent laparotomy was performed with excision of the umbilicus and devitalized omentum. Conclusion We report the case of a patient with a history of alcoholic liver disease with ascites. Ascites causes a chronic increase in intra-abdominal pressure. A sudden increase in intra-abdominal pressure, such as coughing, vomiting, gastroscopy or, as in this case, straining for stool can cause rupture of an umbilical hernia. The presence of discoloration, ulceration or a rapid increase in size of the umbilical hernia signals impending rupture and should prompt the physician to reduce the intra-abdominal pressure.

  7. LA HERENCIA DE DARWIN Y EL PROBLEMA DE LA JUSTIFICACIÓN FILOSÓFICO-JURÍDICA DE LA DIGNIDAD HUMANA

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    Atahualpa Fernandez

    2011-01-01

    Este estudio tiene como objetivo examinar el problema de la justificación filosóficojurídica de la dignidad humana desde una perspectiva naturalista acerca de la naturaleza humana como "objeto" de investigación empírica. Un concepto de dignidad humana desarrollado a partir de un enfoque naturalista permite enfrentarse, de forma real y factible, a la evidencia de que la naturaleza humana no sólo genera sino que guía y pone límites al conjunto institucional y normativo que establece sus condici...

  8. UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKS. ETHICAL ASPECTS. PUBLIC VERSUS PRIVATE BANKS

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    Justo Aznar Lucea

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The creation of umbilical cord blood (UCB banks raises interesting medical, social, economic and ethical issues. This paper reviews the ethical problems specifically. In this respect, it evaluates: a whether there are advantages to the use of UCB compared to bone marrow, b whether or not it is ethical to create UCB banks, c whether their creation is ethically acceptable in terms of their clinical usefulness or d the use made of them for therapeutic purposes, and finally e whether their creation is ethically justified from a cost/profitability point of view. We focus primarily on evaluating the ethical controversy between public and private banks, particularly on whether it is ethical to bank autologous blood in private UCB banks, on the basis of its limited possibilities for use by the cord blood donor. We can conclude that, from an ethical point of view, autologous blood banks have limited acceptance among specialised researchers, scientific societies and other public institutions. Therefore, we believe that it is ethically more acceptable to support the creation of public UCB banks for medical and social reasons and, above all, based on the principle of justice and human solidarity. Nevertheless, there is no definitive ethical argument why a couple, according to their autonomy and freedom, cannot bank their child's UCB in a private bank. An equally acceptable solution could be the creation of mixed banks, such as that proposed by the Virgin Health Bank or like the Spanish system where autologous samples can be stored in public banks but with the proviso that if at any time the stored sample is required by any person other than the donor, it would have to be given to them.

  9. Isolation of mesenchymal stem cells from equine umbilical cord blood

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    Thomsen Preben D

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There are no published studies on stem cells from equine cord blood although commercial storage of equine cord blood for future autologous stem cell transplantations is available. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC have been isolated from fresh umbilical cord blood of humans collected non-invasively at the time of birth and from sheep cord blood collected invasively by a surgical intrauterine approach. Mesenchymal stem cells isolation percentage from frozen-thawed human cord blood is low and the future isolation percentage of MSCs from cryopreserved equine cord blood is therefore expectedly low. The hypothesis of this study was that equine MSCs could be isolated from fresh whole equine cord blood. Results Cord blood was collected from 7 foals immediately after foaling. The mononuclear cell fraction was isolated by Ficoll density centrifugation and cultured in a DMEM low glucose based media at 38.5°C in humidified atmosphere containing 5% CO2. In 4 out of 7 samples colonies with MSC morphology were observed. Cellular morphology varied between monolayers of elongated spindle-shaped cells to layered cell clusters of cuboidal cells with shorter cytoplasmic extensions. Positive Alizarin Red and von Kossa staining as well as significant calcium deposition and alkaline phosphatase activity confirmed osteogenesis. Histology and positive Safranin O staining of matrix glycosaminoglycans illustrated chondrogenesis. Oil Red O staining of lipid droplets confirmed adipogenesis. Conclusion We here report, for the first time, the isolation of mesenchymal-like stem cells from fresh equine cord blood and their differentiation into osteocytes, chondrocytes and adipocytes. This novel isolation of equine cord blood MSCs and their preliminary in vitro differentiation positions the horse as the ideal pre-clinical animal model for proof-of-principle studies of cord blood derived MSCs.

  10. Study on umbilical venous blood serum leptin and plasma neuropeptide Y levels in full term newborns

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    Objective: To investigate the levels and clinical significance of umbilical venous blood serum leptin and plasma neuropeptide Y(NPY) in full term newborns. Methods: Umbilical venous blood serum leptin and plasma NPY levels were measured with radioimmunoassay. Results: The mean level of umbilical venous blood serum leptin was 7.15 +- 3.72 μg/L, the mean level of plasma NPY was 112.07 +- 42.36 ng/L. Levels in female fetal cord blood were significantly higher than those in males (p < 0.01). There were significantly positive correlations between cord venous blood serum leptin and birth weight of newborn and maternal body mass index (BMI) before delivery (r = 0.647, r = 0.547, p < 0.05); the same was true for plasma NPY ( r = 0.584, r = 0.705. p < 0.05). Conclusion: Leptin and NPY produced from fetus and placenta may regulate the fetal weight growth

  11. Triple dye plus rubbing alcohol versus triple dye alone for umbilical cord care.

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    Suliman, Alawia K; Watts, Heidi; Beiler, Jessica; King, Tonya S; Khan, Sana; Carnuccio, Marybeth; Paul, Ian M

    2010-01-01

    Current practices for umbilical cord care vary across centers, but the evidence regarding these practices and their impact on cord separation, complications, and health care use are limited. The objective of this study was to compare the effect of triple dye alone (brilliant green, crystal violet, and proflavine hemisulfate) versus triple dye plus rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) twice daily on time to umbilical cord separation, complications, and health care use. For the 90 newborns who completed the study, there were no significant differences between treatment groups for time to cord separation, cord-related morbidities, or cord-related urgent care. Based on these study results, there does not appear to be significant benefit to the addition of twice daily applications of rubbing alcohol to neonatal umbilical cords following triple dye treatment after birth. PMID:20034947

  12. Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell transplantation for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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    Xiaofeng Yang; Yanxiang Wu; Xinping Liu; Yifeng Xu; Naiwu Lü; Yibin Zhang; Hongmei Wang; Xin Lü; Jiping Cui; Jinxu Zhou; Hong Shan

    2011-01-01

    Due to their relative abundance, stable biological properties and excellent reproductive activity,umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells have previously been utilized for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is a muscular atrophy disease. Three patients who were clinically and pathologically diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy were transplanted with umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells by intravenous infusion, in combination with multi-point intramuscular injection. They were followed up for 12 months after cell transplantation. Results showed that clinical symptoms significantly improved, daily living activity and muscle strength were enhanced,the sero-enzyme, electromyogram, and MRI scans showed improvement, and dystrophin was expressed in the muscle cell membrane. Hematoxylin-eosin staining of a muscle biopsy revealed that muscle fibers were well arranged, fibrous degeneration was alleviated, and fat infiltration was improved. These pieces of evidence suggest that umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell transplantation can be considered as a new regimen for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

  13. Efficiency of Umbilical Cord Blood Cells in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depressions.

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    Smulevich, A B; Dubnitskaya, E B; Voronova, E I; Morozova, Ya V; Radaev, S M

    2016-02-01

    We studied the efficacy of umbilical cord blood cells in the therapy of treatment-resistant depressive states in women. Concentrated umbilical cord blood cells were administered in a dose of 250 millions cells (4 injections at 1-week intervals). The control group received placebo. In both groups, reduction of depressive disorders and the decrease in hypothymia severity were observed. Infusions of cell concentrate contributed to delayed correction of treatment resistance and reduced the severity of depression to moderate. In the main group, significant, persistent, and long-term positive dynamics was observed in the cognitive sphere. The therapeutic potential of umbilical cord blood cell concentrate can be used to overcome treatment resistance formed in depressive patients. PMID:26899842

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  17. Human umbilical cord Wharton's jelly-derived oligodendrocyte precursor-like cells for axon and myelin sheath regeneration★

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    Chen, Hong; Zhang, Yan; Yang, Zhijun; Zhang, Hongtian

    2013-01-01

    Human umbilical mesenchymal stem cells from Wharton's jelly of the umbilical cord were induced to differentiate into oligodendrocyte precursor-like cells in vitro. Oligodendrocyte precursor cells were transplanted into contused rat spinal cords. Immunofluorescence double staining indicated that transplanted cells survived in injured spinal cord, and differentiated into mature and immature oligodendrocyte precursor cells. Biotinylated dextran amine tracing results showed that cell transplantat...

  18. Evaluation of three high abundance protein depletion kits for umbilical cord serum proteomics

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    Nie Jing

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background High abundance protein depletion is a major challenge in the study of serum/plasma proteomics. Prior to this study, most commercially available kits for depletion of highly abundant proteins had only been tested and evaluated in adult serum/plasma, while the depletion efficiency on umbilical cord serum/plasma had not been clarified. Structural differences between some adult and fetal proteins (such as albumin make it likely that depletion approaches for adult and umbilical cord serum/plasma will be variable. Therefore, the primary purposes of the present study are to investigate the efficiencies of several commonly-used commercial kits during high abundance protein depletion from umbilical cord serum and to determine which kit yields the most effective and reproducible results for further proteomics research on umbilical cord serum. Results The immunoaffinity based kits (PROTIA-Sigma and 5185-Agilent displayed higher depletion efficiency than the immobilized dye based kit (PROTBA-Sigma in umbilical cord serum samples. Both the PROTIA-Sigma and 5185-Agilent kit maintained high depletion efficiency when used three consecutive times. Depletion by the PROTIA-Sigma Kit improved 2DE gel quality by reducing smeared bands produced by the presence of high abundance proteins and increasing the intensity of other protein spots. During image analysis using the identical detection parameters, 411 ± 18 spots were detected in crude serum gels, while 757 ± 43 spots were detected in depleted serum gels. Eight spots unique to depleted serum gels were identified by MALDI- TOF/TOF MS, seven of which were low abundance proteins. Conclusions The immunoaffinity based kits exceeded the immobilized dye based kit in high abundance protein depletion of umbilical cord serum samples and dramatically improved 2DE gel quality for detection of trace biomarkers.

  19. A Comparative Study of Blood Culture Sampling from Umbilical Catheter Line versus Peripheral Site

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    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Neonatal sepsis is an important cause of death and morbidity in newborns and is diagnosed by isolation of organism in blood culture. In several reports,reliablity of blood cultures were done from umbi lical catheters,have been demonstrated. The objective of the present study was to determine,wether an inde welling umbilical catheter, could be an alternative site for blood culture. In a prospective study over 6 months during 2006,141 paired blood cultures from 134 infant,were done simultaneously from peripheral site and umbilical catheter (mostly U. V. C,during the first four days of life. Majority of these infants were preterm and admitted to NICU for special care. these infants had indwelling umbilical line and had indication of sepsis workup. A total of 141 pairs of blood cultures were obtained from 134 infants. In 16 infants blood culture pairs were positive for one organism in both peripheral vein and umbilical site. 71. 6% of total cultures (n=11pairs were negative in boths site. A total of 22 pairs were positive in one site only,with 5 positive from peripheral vein only and the other 17 from umblical site. Two pairs were positve in boths site with two different organism. In over all 16 infant (11%of blood were considered to be contaminated. Contamination rate were 2. 4% and 9. 2% for peripheral and umbilical catheter site. Contamination rate increased after 48 hours of age in umbilical catheter. The result showed that after 2 days contamination rate for blood culture taken from catheter line increased and specifity decreased. We recommended that blood culture via umblical catheter in first 2 days in sick neonates with indwelling catheter can be a alternate site of blood culture sampelling.

  20. Propiedades mecánicas de la dentina humana Mechanical properties of human dentin

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    Mª V. Fuentes Fuentes

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Puesto que la dentina es el mayor constituyente de la estructura dental, su microestructura y sus propiedades son los principales determinantes en casi todos los procedimientos de Odontología restauradora. Este artículo trata de las siguientes propiedades mecánicas de la dentina humana: la resistencia cohesiva, la microdureza y el módulo de elasticidad.Since dentin is the major constituent of the teeth, dentin microstructure and their properties are principal determinants of nearly all procedures in restorative dentistry. This paper is about following mechanical properties of human dentin: cohesive strength, microhardness and modulus of elasticity.

  1. Propiedades mecánicas de la dentina humana Mechanical properties of human dentin

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    Mª V. Fuentes Fuentes

    2004-01-01

    Puesto que la dentina es el mayor constituyente de la estructura dental, su microestructura y sus propiedades son los principales determinantes en casi todos los procedimientos de Odontología restauradora. Este artículo trata de las siguientes propiedades mecánicas de la dentina humana: la resistencia cohesiva, la microdureza y el módulo de elasticidad.Since dentin is the major constituent of the teeth, dentin microstructure and their properties are principal determinants of nearly all proced...

  2. Programa y recursos disponibles para una visita guiada. Atapuerca y la evolución humana

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    Huedo González, Johanna

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo trata sobre la búsqueda de programas y recursos que existen en la actualidad para realizar una visita escolar guiada al entorno de la Sierra de Atapuerca. El entorno natural de la Sierra de Atapuerca es un complejo arqueológico de extraordinaria importancia para el estudio de la evolución humana, situado en la provincia de Burgos. Este trabajo da la ocasión de conocer la historia y los lugares que se pueden visitar en el entorno de la Sierra de Atapuerca, de hacer un r...

  3. Evolución y emergencia de algunas enfermedades animales y humanas

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    Blancou, Jean M.

    2000-01-01

    La atención de la opinión pública está particularmente centrada desde hace unos años en la evolución de las enfermedades animales y humanas que pueden entrañar un riesgo sanitario. Aunque ese riesgo se ha exagerado considerablemente, si se compara con el que siempre ha existido en nuestro planeta, no debe sin embargo ser ignorado. En realidad, ese riesgo se basa en una tendencia a la evolución de los agentes patógenos que se observa actualmente, tanto en medicina veterinaria como en medici...

  4. Los neandertales: origen, evolución y muerte de una especie humana

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    Rosas González, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    Los “neandertales” suelen evocar la imagen de unos seres muy próximos a nosotros pero, a la vez, distintos, lejanos y enigmáticos. Ante la inquietante pregunta ¿de dónde venimos?, las sociedades humanas han construido su particular relato para dar respuesta a esta incógnita y, en este ámbito, los neandertales juegan un papel principal. La Península Ibérica ha pasado a ser un territorio clave a la hora de entender el proceso de evolución de este grupo humano fósil. Los yacimientos ibéricos apo...

  5. Naturaleza humana y estado de educación en Rousseau: La sociedad

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    Domingo, Miguela

    2002-01-01

    La sociedad es para Rousseau una existencia "condenada" a oscilar en el curso de la Evolución histórica, distinguiendo en ella las nociones de bien y principios de justicia aplicados a la naturaleza humana. La educación, pensamiento clave en la obra roussoniana, nos sirve para reflexionar sobre los estados del hombre, especialmente los referentes al niño y su "crianza". Se debe buscar y/o reencontrar el instinto feliz que todos abandonamos a medida que estamos viviendo en comunidad.

  6. Atapuerca: arqueología y evolución humana en la prensa

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    Moreno Lara, Victoria

    2014-01-01

    Los medios de comunicación son un nuevo escenario donde los investigadores visibilizan sus estudios. Los yacimientos de la Sierra de Atapuerca constituyen un ejemplo de comunicación científica de la arqueología y evolución humana. La tesis analiza la imagen que la prensa ha construido de uno de los equipos científicos más reputados de España. Se estudian los flujos de información entre científicos y prensa a finales del s. XX y comienzos del s. XXI.

  7. Movilidad cotidiana y sostenibilidad, una interpretación desde la Geografía Humana

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    Miralles-Guasch, Carme, 1961-; Cebollada Frontera, Àngel

    2009-01-01

    La movilidad cotidiana es un fenómeno creciente y complejo, integrado por diferentes dimensiones, que en los últimos tiempos esta siendo objeto de una revisión metodológica y conceptual, y la Geografía Humana no ha sido ajena a ello. El artículo ahonda en esta transformación desde tres perspectivas complementarias, los cambios en el modelo económicoterritorial,la introducción del paradigma de la sostenibilidad y la inclusión de la estructura social de la población móvil. Tres perspectivas que...

  8. Seroprevalencia de hidatidosis humana en población adulta de Sancos, Ayacucho 2005

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    Vanessa García-Apaico; F. Hernán Vargas-Cuba; Gualberto Segovia; Illanov Fernández-Chillce; Eduardo Miranda

    2009-01-01

    Con el objetivo de determinar la seroprevalencia de hidatidosis humana en la población adulta de 18 a 65 años de edad residentes en el distrito de Sancos (Ayacucho) en la sierra central del Perú, se desarrolló un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal durante los meses de mayo a diciembre del año 2005. El diagnóstico de hidatidosis se realizó primero con un tamizaje con ELISA y las que fueron positivas se les realizó inmunoblot. De 355 personas estudiadas, 13 presentaron serología positiva ...

  9. ¿Qué pasa en el cerebro de los perros cuando ven caras humanas?

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    Cuaya, Laura V.; Raúl Hernández-Pérez; Luis Concha

    2016-01-01

    Cuando tu perro te ve, no sólo se iluminan sus ojos, también su cerebro. Aquí resumimos un experimento que realizamos para conocer el procesamiento cerebral de las caras humanas en perros, utilizando imágenes de resonancia magnética funcional, en el que encontramos actividad en la corteza temporal, frontal y el núcleo caudado. La actividad en la corteza temporal sugiere que los perros procesan las caras de manera similar a nosotros. Fue inesperado encontrar actividad en el núcleo caudado, por...

  10. De la rabia humana de origen canino y otras vergüenzas

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    Nelson Alvis G

    2006-01-01

    Colombia invierte cerca de diez puntos de su PIB en salud, sin embargo, sus indicadores desalud pública desdicen de la efectividad de su sistema sanitario. A las ya altas tasas deprevalencia e incidencia de patologías controlables o erradicables, como malaria, dengueclásico y hemorrágico, fiebre amarilla, tuberculosis, cólera y leishmaniasis, se agrega otravergüenza: los brotes de rabia humana de origen canino recientemente observados en laregión caribe colombiana.La rabia es una enfermedad l...

  11. La conducta simbólica humana : nueva orientación metodológica

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    Ángel RIVERA ARRIZABALAGA

    2004-01-01

    El presente trabajo constituye un intento de análisis de la conducta simbólica humana, por medio de una síntesis metodológica elaborada con las aportaciones de varias ciencias relacionadas con los seres humanos (Arqueología, Biología evolutiva, Neurología, Psicología y Sociología). El resultado es un modelo Psicobiológico sobre el comportamiento humano en todas sus fases de evolución cultural. Su desarrollo facilita el inicio de una nueva vía explicativa sobre el origen y evolución ...

  12. Marketing Ético como Fundamento del Bien Común en Organizaciones Humanas

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    Alejandro Fernández Baptista; Cristina Seijo

    2014-01-01

    Los hombres poseen necesidades que deben ser satisfechas con el objeto de lograr una vida cónsona con los principios básicos de dignificación de la persona humana, alimento, vestido, medicamentos, comunicación, entretenimiento, transporte, entre otras, son algunas de las necesidades básicas que los seres humanos día tras día se esfuerzan por cubrir mediante el trabajo digno, utilizando para ello las potencialidades propias de cada quien. Las organizaciones modernas por medio del marketing com...

  13. Competencias distintivas en las pymes: un aporte desde gestión humana

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    Gregorio Calderón Hernández

    2006-01-01

    Con el fin de establecer de qué manera se está apoyando la competitividad por parte de la gestión humana en las pymes, se adelantó una investigación en 16 pequeñas y medianas unidades productivas de Manizales, en donde se estudiaron las competencias distintivas que más inciden sobre los factores de competitividad empresarial. Desde el punto de vista teórico se tomaron el enfoque sistémico de la competitividad, la teoría de recursos y capacidades, y la perspectiva estratégica de la gestión hum...

  14. Componentes prenatal y postnatal de la diferenciación craneofacial entre dos poblaciones humanas

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    Sardi, Marina Laura; Ramirez Rozzi, Fernando V.; Pucciarelli, Héctor Mario

    2007-01-01

    Parte importante de la diferenciación craneofacial interpoblacional ya está presente en etapas tempranas de la ontogenia postnatal. Sin embargo, se desconoce qué parte de la diferenciación se produce en la etapa prenatal. El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar la diferenciación craneofacial entre dos poblaciones humanas en dos etapas ontogénicas: menores de 1 año de edad y adultos, a fin de determinar que parte de la diferenciación se produce en la etapa prenatal y en la postnatal. Se estudia...

  15. Relevancia e Inferencia: Procesos cognitivos propios de la comunicación humana

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    Constanza Moya Pardo

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende mostrar los planteamientos cognitivos más representativos de la Teoría de la Relevancia propuesta por Spelber & Wilson con respecto al modelo ostensivo-inferencial. Este modelo plantea un mecanismo deductivo explícito que da cuenta de los procesos y estrategias que permiten el paso del significado literal a la interpretación pragmática de los mensajes en el proceso de comunicación humana.

  16. EXPRESIÓN DE IDURONATO 2-SULFATO SULFATASA HUMANA RECOMBINANTE (IDShr) EN Pichia pastoris

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    Raúl Alberto Poutou; Henry Córdoba; Balkys Esmeralda Quevedo; Patricia Landázuri; Olga Yaneth Echeverri; Homero Sáenz; Adriana Vanegas; Jovanna Acero; Adriana Gónzalez; Jenny Herrera; Nestor Algesira; Luis Caicedo; Luis Alejandro Barrera

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    El objetivo de este trabajo fue expresar la enzima humana iduronato 2-sulfato sulfatasa en la levadura metilotrófica Pichia pastoris. La deficiencia de esta enzima causa una enfermedad denominada Síndrome de Hunter. Siete clones fueron seleccionados por PCR (10, 28, 92, 94, 144, 149 y 153) al amplificar una banda de 826pb, indicativo de la presencia de la IDSh y de la orientación del fragmento. Diferentes medios de cultivo se emplearon en la fase de crecimiento (YPG, YPGli y BMGliY), la fase ...

  17. La Placenta Humana Nuevo Sustrato Proteico Empleado para la Obtención de Bases Nutritivas.

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    Diana Rosa Viera Oramas; Mileydis Grillo Díaz; Claudio Rodríguez Martínez; Raisa Zhurbenko

    2005-01-01

    El hidrolizado de placenta humana es una nueva base nutritiva con un elevado contenido de nutrientes y constituyen un paso importante en el desarrollo de una metodología para su obtención a partir de residuos de placenta. Además de ser un nuevo producto en la gama de BIOCEN y brindar la posibilidad de utilizar en sustitución de bases nutritivas importadas. Con el objetivo de desarrollar y evaluar la funcionalidad de dicha base se realizó un diseño experimental completamente aleatorio, se estu...

  18. Aspectos funcionais respiratórios na leptospirose humana Respiratory functional characteristics of human leptospirosis

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    Ana Paula Argolo Fontes; Diogo Piva Ribeiro; Larissa Smith Barreto de Jesus; Maria Luíza Dória Almeida; Ângela Maria da Silva

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    INTRODUÇÃO: O comprometimento respiratório da leptospirose humana pode ser sua principal manifestação clínica e comumente está associado a maior morbimortalidade. MÉTODOS: Objetivando descrever aspectos funcionais respiratórios nessa doença, foram analisados 21 pacientes com oximetrias de pulso e espirometrias em dois momentos: em avaliação inicial e após cerca de 28 dias. RESULTADOS: Dois (9,5%) doentes tinham saturação periférica de oxigênio menor que 95%. Padrões espirométricos normais for...

  19. Myiasis gastrointestinal humana por Eristalis tenax Gastrointestinal human myiasis for Eristalis tenax

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    Full Text Available Son caracterizadas las myiasis registradas en Bariloche y establecidas las condiciones probables bajo las cuales se produjeron las infestaciones. Las larvas obtenidas a partir de heces de 2 pacientes fueron identificadas como Eristalis tenax (Diptera: Syrphidae de acuerdo a las claves de Hartley (1961 y Organización Panamericana de la Salud (1962. Estos 2 casos de myiasis gastrointestinal humana constituyen los primeros registrados en Bariloche (Patagonia, Argentina y sus características responden a las registradas para esta especie de Díptera en otras partes del mundo. La falta de control específico en el sistema domiciliario de suministro de agua ha sido la causa más probable de la infestación. Este registro extiende la distribución de E. tenax y de las myiasis gastrointestinales humanas en América del Sur hasta los 41º 03' S.Foram caracterizadas as miasis registradas em Bariloche (Patagonia, Argentina e estabelecidas as prováveis condições sob as quais são produzidas as infestações. As larvas obtidas a partir das fezes de dois pacientes foram identificadas como Eristalis tenax (Diptera: Syrphdae. Esses dois casos de miasis gastrointestinal humana foram os primeiros registrados em Bariloche, Argentina, e suas características respondem às registradas para esta espécie de Diptera em outras partes do mundo. A falta de controle específico no sistema domiciliário de abastecimento de água tem sido a causa mais provável de infestação. Este registro amplia a distribuição de E. tenax e das miasis gastrointestinais humanas em América do Sul até os 41º 03's.The myiasis observed in Bariloche are characterized and the probable conditions under which the infestations took place established. The larvae obtained from faeces of 2 patients were identified as Eristalis tenax (Diptera: Syrphidae according to Hartley (1961 and Organización Panamericana de la Salud keys (1962. These 2 cases of human gastrointestinal myiasis were the

  20. Leptospirosis humana:un abordaje de su epidemiología en Cuba

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    Verdasquera Corcho, Denis

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    La leptospirosis humana constituye la zoonosis de mayor impacto en salud pública. En Cuba, durante los últimos diez años se notifican brotes en varias provincias. Este trabajo abarcó un ciclo de investigaciones operacionales insertadas en el funcionamiento del Programa Nacional de Prevención y Control de la Leptospirosis.. El universo temporal de los estudios transcurrió entre 1998 y 2009. Se analizó la variación, la tendencia y el pronóstico de la morbilidad y la mortalidad por leptospirosis...

  1. Biomarcadores de daño genético en poblaciones humanas expuestas a plaguicidas

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    AIASSA, DELIA; Mañas, Fernando; Bosch, Beatriz

    2012-01-01

    El efecto de los plaguicidas sobre la salud humana, animal y ambiental es preocupación de la comunidad científica desde hace mucho tiempo. Numerosos estudios reportan que los plaguicidas no son inofensivos y que su uso puede conducir a efectos biológicos dañinos a mediano y a largo plazo, en los grupos humanos y animales expuestos, en el presente o en los descendientes. La importancia en la detección precoz del daño genético radica en que permite tomar las medidas necesarias para disminuir o ...

  2. La comunicación humana como objeto semiótico, una tarea en estudio

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    Riestra, Dora

    2007-01-01

    En la cultura occidental las relaciones entre las nociones y representaciones de lengua, lenguaje y pensamiento humanos han ido cambiando a lo largo de los siglos. En el transcurso del siglo XX, de los cruces producidos entre las teorías funcionalistas y los enfoques cognitivos en las teorías lingüísticas, las nociones de texto y discurso se resituaron como centro de la actividad comunicativa humana; al mismo tiempo, los enfoques pragmáticos fueron centrándose en nuevos objetos de investigaci...

  3. Mejora humana y dopaje en la actual filosofía del deporte

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    López Frías, Francisco Javier

    2014-01-01

    Esta tesis parte del hecho de que resulta esencial realizar una reflexión crítica sobre el deporte. Éste no sólo ejemplifica algunas de las características y capacidades que consideramos como más propiamente humanas, sino que los seres humanos que nos vemos relacionados con el deporte nos hacemos a través de él. Esto ha sido una constante a lo largo de la Historia. No hay más que ver que todas las civilizaciones anteriores a la nuestra han tenido una actividad deportiva que ha resultado centr...

  4. Diagnóstico de la toxocarosis humana Diagnosis of human toxocarosis

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    William H. Roldán; Yrma A. Espinoza; Pedro E. Huapaya; Susana Jiménez

    2010-01-01

    La toxocarosis humana es una importante zoonosis parasitaria causada por formas larvarias de especies del género Toxocara, un parásito nematodo de los perros y los gatos. La migración de la larva por los diferentes tejidos blandos en el ser humano genera una serie de entidades clínicas en el paciente, tales como el síndrome de larva migrans visceral, la toxocarosis ocular y la neurotoxocarosis. El diagnóstico definitivo es mediante la histopatología en biopsias, pero resulta ser casi imposibl...

  5. Métodos de gene tangeting en células humanas

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    Bernardi, María Alejandra

    2012-01-01

    Se diseñaron plásmidos, con los cuales fue posible obtener vectores AAV recombinantes (virus adenoasociados recombinantes) con el fin de aumentar la recombinación homóloga en células humanas y generar una modificación génica en un sitio de interés en el genoma humano. Esto se ha conseguido de manera efectiva, aunque la frecuencia de recombinación homóloga sigue siendo aún muy baja.

  6. Cambio Global. Impacto de la Actividad Humana sobre el Sistema Tierra

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    Alonso Oroza, Sergio; Benito, Gerardo; Dachs, Jordi; Duarte, Carlos M.; Montes, Carlos; Pardo, Mercedes; Ríos, Aida F.; Simó, Rafel; Valladares Ros, Fernando

    2006-01-01

    Esta obra, dirigida al público en general y elaborada por un equipo interdisciplinar, aborda con un lenguaje claro y asequible pero sin renunciar al rigor científico, el complejo problema del cambio global, un desafío de dimensiones colosales para la humanidad. El cambio global se define en esta obra como el conjunto de cambios en los procesos fundamentales que definen el funcionamiento de la biosfera derivados de la actividad humana. Los autores describen las múltiples dimensiones del cam...

  7. Doppler de las arterias pulmonares fetales posterior al uso de betametasona para la maduración pulmonar (Fetal lung arteries Doppler after to use of betamethasone for lung maturation

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    Keibis Jiménez Castillejo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen (español El objetivo de la investigación fue determinar las modificaciones del Doppler de las arterias pulmonares fetales posterior al uso de betametasona para la maduración pulmonar. Se realizó una investigación de tipo explicativa, prospectiva y longitudinal con un diseño cuasi-experimental y una muestra no probabilística intencional de 106 pacientes que acudieron a la consulta Pre-natal de Alto Riesgo del Hospital Central “Dr. Urquinaona". Una vez seleccionadas las pacientes se les administró inyecciones intramusculares de betametasona (12 mg/día por dos días consecutivos. Se realizaron las mediciones de índice de pulsatilidad, índice de resistencia y relación sistólico / diastólica de las arterias pulmonares fetales. Se observó disminución significativa de los valores promedio del índice de pulsatilidad en la segunda medición comparado con la medición inicial (p < 0,05. Sin embargo, el promedio de la tercera medición no mostró diferencia significativas con los valores iniciales (p = ns. El índice de resistencia disminuyó en la segunda medición para luego aumentar en la tercera medición comparado con el valor inicial (p < 0,05 para las dos mediciones. El valor promedio de la relación sistólico / diastólica presentó disminución significativa durante la segunda medición para luego presentar un aumento significativo al momento de la tercera medición comparado con el valor inicial (p < 0,05 para las dos mediciones. Se concluye que el uso de betametasona para la inducción de la maduración pulmonar produce modificaciones en las mediciones Doppler de las arterias pulmonares fetales. Abstract (english The objective of research was to determine Doppler modifications of fetal pulmonary arteries after use of betamethasone for lung maturation. An explicative, prospective and longitudinal research was done with a quasi-experimental design and an intentional non-probabilistic sample of 106 patients who assisted

  8. Optimización en el uso del colgajo de segunda perforante intercostal de la arteria mamaria interna Optimizing the use of the second intercostal perforator flap of the internal mammary artery

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    D. Sicilia Castro

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El colgajo en isla basado en perforantes de la arteria mamaria interna (colgajo IMAP se emplea de manera reciente como técnica reconstructiva en cabeza y cuello. El objetivo de esta revisión es corroborar las posibilidades del arco de rotación de dicho colgajo cuando se realiza una amplia disección de su pedículo vascular. Presentamos 4 pacientes de edades comprendidas entre 46 y 75 años, todos ellos varones, con defectos faríngeos parciales, en los que empleamos un colgajo pediculado basado en la segunda perforante de la arteria mamaria interna para reconstrucción del defecto faríngeo. El tamaño medio del defecto a cubrir fue de 3,2 cm (desviación estándar +/- 1,5 cm en sentido horizontal y 4,5 cm (desviación estándar +/- 2,2 cm en sentido vertical. En todos los casos se disecó un colgajo en isla con un tamaño medio de 6 X 8 cm. La longitud media del pedículo fue de 5,5 cm (desviación estándar +/- 1,51 cm. En todos los casos fue posible sellar el defecto faríngeo sin necesidad de resecar costilla o de incorporar parte de la arteria mamaria interna correspondiente. El colgajo IMAP es un colgajo rápido de realizar que permite la reconstrucción de defectos faríngeos parciales de la región anterior del cuello y hasta la base de la lengua sin necesidad de resección costal o incorporación parcial de los vasos mamarios.The island flap based on perforators of the internal mammary artery (IMAP flap is recently used in reconstruction of head and neck defects. The aim of this review is to verify the possibilities of the arc of rotation of the flap when it's necessary to carry out an extensive dissection of the vascular pedicle. We present reconstruction of partial pharyngeal defects in 4 patients, aged between 46 and 75 years and all men, using a pedicle flap based on the second perforator of the internal mammary artery. The average size of the defect was 3.2 cm (SD +/- 1.5 cm horizontally and 4.5 cm (SD +/- 2.2 cm vertically. In

  9. High-mobility group box-1 release into fetal circulation from umbilical cord tissue and amniotic epithelium in fetal ischemia.

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    Nakamura, Toshihiko; Yoshioka, Toshirou; Yamada, Shingo; Miyasho, Taku; Sakakibara, Nana; Hatanaka, Daishuke

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    We report the case of a baby with low birthweight born by emergency caesarean section at 33 weeks 2 days' gestation due to placental abruption. High-mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1) and interleukin-17 concentration in the umbilical cord blood were high at 55.7 ng/mL and 50.7 pg/mL, respectively. On immunostaining of umbilical cord and amniotic epithelium, HMGB-1 was identified in the nuclei of vascular endothelial cells and cytoplasm of the surrounding cells in the umbilical cord. This suggests that, in the present case of placental abruption and subsequent ischemic placenta and fetus, the high level of HMGB-1 observed was due to the release of HMGB-1 into the umbilical cord blood from the vascular endothelial cells of the umbilical cord. PMID:27097754

  10. Intestinal Perforation in Obstructed Umbilical Hernia due to Wedged Plum Seed

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    Mujalde, Vikram Singh; Gupta, Shilpi; Gupta, Pradeep Kumar; Bhandari, Anu; Mathur, Praveen

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    The foreign body ingestion is a rare cause of gastrointestinal perforation in children and is typically seen with sharp foreign bodies or button batteries. Herein, we report an 11-month old male baby who presented with obstructed umbilical hernia. Abdominal radiograph showed dilated small bowel loops, while ultrasonography and CT scan suggested presence of a foreign body. Laparotomy revealed obstructed umbilical hernia with a plum seed being stuck in the terminal ileum causing intestinal perforation. Resection and anastomosis of intestine was performed. PMID:27398326

  11. Viscoelastic evaluation of fetal umbilical vein for reconstruction of middle cerebral artery

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    Li, Dongyuan; Xu, Donghui; Li, Peng; Wei, Jun; Yang, Kun; Zhao, Conghai

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    The transplantation of artificial blood vessels with < 6 mm inner diameter as substitutes for human arterioles or veins has not achieved satisfactory results. Umbilical vein has been substituted for ar-tery in vascular transplantation, but it remains unclear whether the stress relaxation and creep tween these vessels are consistent. In this study, we used the fetal umbilical vein and middle cere-bral artery from adult male cadavers to make specimens 15 mm in length, 0.196–0.268 mm in nica med...

  12. Umbilical venous catheter retrieval in a 970 gm neonate by a novel technique

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    Arima Nigam

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    Full Text Available Umbilical venous catheterization is a necessity for the advanced care of very low birth weight neonates. Even with utmost care, few complications cannot be avoided. Fractured and retained catheter fragments are one of them. Endoluminal retrieval of such a catheter is an uncommon and challenging procedure for the interventionist. The only alternative is an open exploration of these patients. Various techniques have been described for retrieval of such foreign bodies. We describe a novel technique for percutaneous retrieval of an embolized umbilical venous catheter from a very low birth weight neonate.

  13. Genetica Humana

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    CarloAlberto Redi

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    Full Text Available Sometimes we do not realize that Spanish speaking people are one of the major linguistic group on our planet! Thus we have to welcome this excellent book devoted to, as the title clearly tell us, human genetics for the pleasure of the Spanish speaking people. Those who love genetics, young fellows at the beginning of their careers, esteemed professors and historians of science will get for the affordable price.....

  14. Gestão Ambiental nas Organizações Humanas

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    Jefferson de Queiroz Crispim

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    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende abordar os conceitos e aplicabilidade da Gestão Ambiental nas Organizações Humanas. Parte de algumas premissas teóricas de interdisciplinaridade que fundamentam as ciências da administração, da economia e da pedagogia humana nas empresas, que possibilitam a ação eficaz na rede sistêmica da vida organizacional. Sabe-se, que a construção do conhecimento organizacional fundamenta-se na própria reconstrução do conhecimento, onde a interdisciplinaridade das Ciências Naturais e Socais é condição “sine qua mon”, para que este entendimento se fortaleça, quando dirigida para a aplicabilidade coletiva das vidas das empresas. Serão analisados os aspectos relacionados com origem do movimento capitalista, as estratégias de organização e a relação com a natureza, bem como a organização social e reconstrução das relações sócias entre empresas, sociedade e mercado.

  15. La percepción medioambiental del profesorado de primaria en el tema de la nutrición humana

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    García-Barros, Susana; Martínez Losada, Cristina; Rivadulla-López, Juan Carlos

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se muestra como un proyecto de tesis doctoral, dirigido a estudiar el pensamiento del profesorado de educación primaria en ejercicio y en formación sobre la nutrición humana, se acerca a la problemática ambiental. En el artículo se justifica la dimensión medioambiental de la nutrición humana que sirve de referencia para las decisiones tomadas en la metodología planteada. Así mismo se presentan unos primeros resultados, que aunque todavía limitados, ponen de manifiesto que l...

  16. Neutropenia crónica e infección por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana

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    Ronald A Noguera-Valverde; Ricardo Boza-Cordero

    2008-01-01

    Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino con neutropenia crónica e infección por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana, con una revisión de los posibles mecanismos patogénicos. Las alteraciones hematológicas como anemia, trombocitopenia y leucopenia se presentan asociadas con frecuencia a la infección aguda por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana. Al establecer la terapia antirretroviral y disminuir la actividad del virus, estas alteraciones tienden a mejorar. Sin embargo, algunos fármaco...

  17. Nivel de conocimientos de médicos generales integrales de Las Tunas sobre nutrición humana

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    Eslhey Sánchez Domínguez; Elso Manuel Cruz Cruz; Dayne Álvarez Ramírez

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    La nutrición humana es un instrumento imprescindible a la hora de realizar intervenciones de salud, para ello se requiere de profesionales con un nivel adecuado de conocimientos sobre esta materia. Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo, transversal, en las cuatro áreas de salud del municipio de Las Tunas, en el período comprendido entre septiembre de 2010 y febrero de 2011. El objetivo de la investigación fue caracterizar los niveles de conocimientos sobre nutrición humana que tien...

  18. "La persona humana como relación en el orden del origen" [Reseña

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    Alonso-Bastarreche, G. (Gonzalo)

    2011-01-01

    Reseña de Leonardo Polo, “La persona humana como relación en el orden del origen”. Miscelánea poliana 30 (2010) 28-41. Se trata de un artículo, hasta el momento inédito, fechado en 1980. “La unidad en Hegel”, en FALGUERAS-GARCÍA-PADIAL(edits.): Yo y tiempo. La antropología filosófica de Hegel, v. I: "La sustancialidad y subjetividad humanas", Contrastes, 15-1, Málaga, 2010, 147-64.

  19. La vida humana como principio interpretativo radical en la filosofía de Ortega y Gasset

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    Antonio Gutiérrez-Pozo

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    En este artículo presentamos el concepto de vida humana como texto eterno en el pensamiento de Ortega y sus consecuencias para el problema de la interpretación. La filosofía de la razón vital de Ortega se fundamenta en el concepto de vida humana como realidad radical y principio interpretativo universal, y por esta razón se presenta desde el principio como una filosofía hermenéutica de la vida y no como una reducción hacia la conciencia trascendental. Esta hermenéutica se practica especialmen...

  20. Hallazgo de impresiones de uñas humanas en un fragmento de cerámica aborigen de Cuba

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    Manuel F. Rivero de la Calle

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    Full Text Available Se da a conocer un conjunto de impresiones de uñas humanas, las que aparecen en la cara externa del fondo de una cazuela aborigen recuperada en el sitio arqueológico agroalfarero Toma de Agua, municipio La Sierpe, provincia Sancti Spíritus. En la cara interna del ejemplar se descubre también dos pequeños trazos que se identifican así mismo como correspondientes a uñas humanas.

  1. Escuela de las Relaciones Humanas en la Administración: antecedentes = School of Human Relations in Administration: background

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    Rendón Giraldo, Lina María

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    La Escuela de Relaciones Humanas en Administración surgió al final de la década de 1920 en Estados Unidos, formalizada a partir de los estudios Hawthorne de Elton Mayo. El presente texto tiene como objetivo identificar y documentar los antecedentes de la Escuela de Relaciones Humanas en Administración hasta finales de la década de 1920 que constituyen anticipaciones a los planteamientos de Elton Mayo. La búsqueda se centra en los aspectos humanistas en el trabajo en diferentes épocas históric...

  2. El cambio climático, la salud humana y el desarrollo sostenible Climate change, human health, and sustainable development

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    W. J. M. Martens; Slooff, R.; Jackson, E. K.

    1998-01-01

    El cambio climático debido a actividades humanas pone en peligro los ecosistemas y la salud humana a escala mundial. Con el fin de hacer frente a las amenazas que se ciernen sobre los ecosistemas en todo el mundo, en el decenio de 1980 se introdujo el concepto del desarrollo sostenible. Desde entonces, ese concepto se ha aplicado ampliamente para guiar y enfocar la formulación de políticas. En el presente artículo se examinan las consecuencias sanitarias que tiene el cambio climático debido a...

  3. La deshumanización del hombre. Reflexiones de leon R. Kass sobre la clonación humana

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    Aída María Ponce del Castillo

    2006-01-01

    El incesante desarrollo de la ingeniería genética en el ámbito mundial genera profundos cuestionamientos éticos, legales y sociales por las consecuencias que estas investigaciones pueden tener tanto en los individuos en lo particular, como en el futuro de la especie humana en general. El experto en bioética Leon R. Kass ha realizado un profundo estudio de los alcances de esas experimentaciones, y particularmente con respecto a la clonación humana, advirtiendo situaciones comple...

  4. Investigation of the cytotoxicity of CCVD carbon nanotubes towards human umbilical vein endothelial cells

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    Flahaut, Emmanuel; Durrieu, Marie-Christine; Remy-Zolghadri, Murielle; Bareille, Reine; Baquey, Charles

    2006-01-01

    The cytotoxicity of different samples of carbon nanotubes synthesised by catalytic chemical vapour deposition was investigated towards human umbilical vein endothelial cells, using two cytotoxicity standard assays (neutral red assay for the cell viability and MTT assay—tetrazolinium salt—for the cell metabolic activity). No cytotoxicity was found for any sample.

  5. Unstimulated platelets evoke calcium responses in human umbilical vein endothelial cells

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    van IJzendoorn, S C; van Gool, R G; Reutelingsperger, C P; Heemskerk, J W

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    Interactions between human platelets and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were studied by monitoring changes in cytosolic [Ca2+]i in both cell types. Confluent monolayers of Fura-2-loaded HUVEC, grown on gelatin-coated coverslips, responded to repeated addition of a suspension of unsti

  6. Differential gene expresison in umbilical cord blood and maternal peripheral blood

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    Merkerová, M.; Vasiková, A.; Bruchová, H.; Líbalová, Helena; Topinka, Jan; Balaščak, I.; Šrám, Radim; Brdička, R.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 83, č. 3 (2009), s. 183-190. ISSN 0902-4441 R&D Projects: GA MŠk 2B06088 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50390512 Keywords : gene expression * umbilical cord blood * peripheral blood Subject RIV: DN - Health Impact of the Environment Quality Impact factor: 2.345, year: 2009

  7. Serum selenium concentration in maternal and umbilical cord blood. Relation to course and outcome of pregnancy

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    Bro, S; Berendtsen, H; Nørgaard, J; Høst, A; Jørgensen, P J

    1988-01-01

    The present knowledge of the role of selenium in human fetal and neonatal development is sparse. In this study we measured serum selenium concentrations in maternal and umbilical cord blood from 500 Danish mothers at delivery, looking for a relationship between various maternal and fetal complica...

  8. Neonatal atrial flutter after insertion of an intracardiac umbilical venous catheter

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    de Almeida, Marcos Moura; Tavares, Wládia Gislaynne de Sousa; Furtado, Maria Mônica Alencar Araripe; Fontenele, Maria Marcia Farias Trajano

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Objective: To describe a case of neonatal atrial flutter after the insertion of an intracardiac umbilical venous catheter, reporting the clinical presentation and reviewing the literature on this subject. Case description: A late-preterm newborn, born at 35 weeks of gestational age to a diabetic mother and large for gestational age, with respiratory distress and rule-out sepsis, required an umbilical venous access. After the insertion of the umbilical venous catheter, the patient presented with tachycardia. Chest radiography showed that the catheter was placed in the position that corresponds to the left atrium, and traction was applied. The patient persisted with tachycardia, and an electrocardiogram showed atrial flutter. As the patient was hemodynamically unstable, electric cardioversion was successfully applied. Comments: The association between atrial arrhythmias and misplaced umbilical catheters has been described in the literature, but in this case, it is noteworthy that the patient was an infant born to a diabetic mother, which consists in another risk factor for heart arrhythmias. Isolated atrial flutter is a rare tachyarrhythmia in the neonatal period and its identification is essential to establish early treatment and prevent systemic complications and even death. PMID:26525686

  9. Early vs delayed clamping of the umbilical cord in full term, preterm and very preterm infants

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    Moller, N.K.; Weber, T.

    2008-01-01

    Randomized studies from 2006 and two meta-analyses published in 2007 agree that clamping of the umbilical cord can be delayed. For the preterm and very preterm infant benefits include less need for blood transfusion and less morbidity, especially for the very preterm male infant. For the term...

  10. Four Step Differentiation of Umbilical Cord Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Within Hydrogel Scaffold Into Hepatocytes

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    Saeed Azandeh

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Due to increasing demand for liver tissue engineering, three-dimensional (3D liver cells culture techniques have been proposed. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine the cells isolation and expansion of umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells and in vitro 2D and 3D hepatocyte differentiation.Alsofunctional characteristics of hepatocytes were analyzedMethods: The study performed in several phases. In the first umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells obtained and isolated, thereafter cellss expanded. Determination of Immunophenotype using Flow. Cytometry performed by DAKO – Galaxy Hepatic differentiation UC-MSCs was performed by four step sequential method using FGF-4, ITS, HGF, dexamethasone, glucagon, OSM and TSA. Urea production was quantified by ELISA.Section of tissue constructs stained with hematoxyllin and eosin for histological examinationResults: MSCs isolated from umbilical cord expressed mesenchymal surface antigen such as CD73, but were negative against CD31. Several cell clusters mainly between the round cells were observed in alginate scaffold after 3d differentiation. Urea production was increased time- dependable and was significantly higher in the experimental group of 3D culture (P=0.001. Tissue construct of 3D culture revealed multicellular tissue with several euchromatin cell plates.Conclusion: The finding of the present study indicated that four step differentiation of umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells within hydrogel scaffold induced functionally and morphologically characteristics of hepatocytes such as urea production and cell plates.

  11. Effect of apple extracts on NF-kappaB activation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells

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    Davis, P.A.; Polagruto, J.A.; Valacchi, G.; Phung, A.; Souček, Karel; Keen, C.L.; Gershwin, M.E.

    2006-01-01

    Roč. 231, č. 5 (2006), s. 594-598. ISSN 1535-3702 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50040507 Keywords : human umbilical vascular endothelial cells * NF-kappaB * antioxidants Subject RIV: BO - Biophysics Impact factor: 2.845, year: 2006

  12. Umbilical hernia rupture with evisceration of omentum from massive ascites: a case report.

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    Good, Daniel W

    2011-01-01

    The incidence of hernias is increased in patients with alcoholic liver disease with ascites. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an acute rise in intra-abdominal pressure from straining for stool as the cause of a ruptured umbilical hernia.

  13. Isolation, culture and characterization of postnatal human umbilical vein-derived mesenchymal stem cells

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    "Mehdi Kadivar

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available On the basis of reports that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs can be isolated from the placenta/umbilical cord stroma, the present study was undertaken to isolate and characterize MSCs from the human umbilical cord veins. In this investigation, a cell population was isolated which was derived from the endothelium/subendothelium layers of 20 umbilical cord veins obtained from term deliveries using a solution of 0.1% collagenase type IV. Results suggest that these cells possess morphological, immunophenotypical and cell differentiation capacities similar to the bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs. The isolated cell population has fibroblastoid morphology which upon proper stimulation gives rise to adipocytes, osteocytes and chondrocytes in culture. Immunophenotypically, this cell population is positive for CD54, CD29, CD73, CD49e, CD166, CD105, CD13, and CD44 markers and alpha-smooth muscle actin and negative for CD31, CD45, CD49d, and CD34 markers, von Willebrand factor (vWF and smooth muscle myosin (MySM. Altogether, these findings indicate that umbilical cord obtained from term deliveries is an important source of MSCs which could have an important application in cell therapy protocols.

  14. Abnormal umbilical artery Doppler in third trimester and perinatal outcome: a retrospective study

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    Shiny Varghese

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    Conclusions: Umbilical artery Doppler helps in the prediction of possible maternal and foetal complications in cases of compromised placental flow. Monitoring of antenatal parameters, availability of emergency facility for early surgical intervention and neonatal care pave a long way in curtailing perinatal morbidity and mortality. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2016; 5(7.000: 2196-2199

  15. Migration capacity of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells towards glioma in vivo*

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    Cungang Fan; Dongliang Wang; Qingjun Zhang; Jingru Zhou

    2013-01-01

    High-grade glioma is the most common malignant primary brain tumor in adults. The poor prognosis of glioma, combined with a resistance to currently available treatments, necessitates the ment of more effective tumor-selective therapies. Stem cel-based therapies are emerging as novel cel-based delivery vehicle for therapeutic agents. In the present study, we successful y isolated human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cel s by explant culture. The human umbilical cord senchymal stem cel s were adherent to plastic surfaces, expressed specific surface phenotypes of mesenchymal stem cel s as demonstrated by flow cytometry, and possessed multi-differentiation potentials in permissive induction media in vitro. Furthermore, human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cel s demonstrated excel ent glioma-specific targeting capacity in established rat glioma models after intratumoral injection or contralateral ventricular administration in vivo. The excellent glioma-specific targeting ability and extensive intratumoral distribution of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cel s indicate that they may serve as a novel cel ular vehicle for delivering the-rapeutic molecules in glioma therapy.

  16. Optical data transmission technology for fixed and drag-on STS payload umbilicals, volume 2

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    St.denis, R. W.

    1981-01-01

    Optical data handling methods are studied as applicable to payload communications checkout and monitoring. Both payload umbilicals and interconnecting communication lines carrying payload data are examined for the following: (1) ground checkout requirements; (2) optical approach (technical survey of optical approaches, selection of optimum approach); (3) survey and select components; (4) compare with conventional approach; and (5) definition of follow on activity.

  17. Umbillical venous volume inflow and liver size in normal and abnormal fetal development

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    S.M. Boito

    2003-01-01

    textabstractIn this thesis the following research objectives were addressed: To calculate umbilical venous volume flow from cross-sectional area and flow velocity measurements with emphasis on: (i) the reproducibility of component measurements; (ii) normal and abnormal fetal development, the latter

  18. Biopsia de la arteria temporal: revisión de indicaciones y técnica quirúrgica para cirujanos plásticos Temporal artery biopsy: review of indications and surgical technique for plastic surgeons

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    A. Rodríguez Lorenzo

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available La arteritis de células gigantes (ACG es una vasculitis que presenta complicaciones graves si no es diagnosticada y tratada precozmente con corticoides a altas dosis. La biopsia de la arteria temporal (BAT es la técnica diagnóstica estandarizada utilizada para confirmar la enfermedad. Se trata de una técnica sencilla y con poca morbilidad. No obstante, en la actualidad existe una controversia sobre su indicación en pacientes con sospecha clínica de arteritis sin síntomas craneales debido a la baja tasa de positividad de la biopsia. Presentamos en este trabajo una serie de 28 pacientes en los que se realizaron 30 BAT con el objetivo de revisar las indicaciones y describir la técnica quirúrgica utilizada.Giant cell arteritis is a vasculitis that presents serious complications if it is not diagnosed and treated prematurely with corticosteroids to high dose. The temporal artery biopsy is the gold estandar technique of diagnosis used to confirm the disease. It is a simple technique with little morbidity. Nevertheless, currently there is a controversy on its indication in patients with clinical suspicion of arteritis without craneal symptoms because of the downward rate of positiveness of the biopsy. We present in this work a serie of 28 patients in which 30 biopsies were carried out with the objective to review the indications and to describe the surgical technique utilized.

  19. Umbilical cord monitoring of in utero drug exposure to buprenorphine and correlation with maternal dose and neonatal outcomes.

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    Concheiro, Marta; Jones, Hendreé E; Johnson, Rolley E; Choo, Robin; Shakleya, Diaa M; Huestis, Marilyn A

    2010-10-01

    Buprenorphine is under investigation in the U.S. as pharmacotherapy for opioid-dependent pregnant women. Buprenorphine and metabolites were quantified in umbilical cord specimens from women receiving daily buprenorphine doses. Correlations between maternal buprenorphine dose, buprenorphine and metabolite umbilical cord concentrations, and neonatal outcomes were investigated, as well as the ability to identify heroin and cocaine relapse during pregnancy. Umbilical cord concentrations were compared to those of matched umbilical cord plasma and meconium. Buprenorphine metabolites were detected in all cords, but buprenorphine itself was absent. Concentration ranges were 1.2-5.1 ng/g norbuprenorphine, 1.7-4.2 ng/g buprenorphine-glucuronide, and 8.3-23 ng/g norbuprenorphine-glucuronide. Cord concentrations were similar to those in plasma, and lower (16-210-fold), although statistically correlated, than those in meconium. Significant positive correlations were observed for buprenorphine-glucuronide concentrations in umbilical cord and mean maternal BUP daily dose throughout pregnancy and third trimester, but buprenorphine biomarker concentrations did not predict neonatal outcomes. Opiate concentrations were lower (200-fold) in umbilical cord than in meconium, and when cocaine was present in meconium, it was not identified in cord. Umbilical cord can serve as an alternative matrix for identifying prenatal drug-exposure, but is much less sensitive than meconium. Buprenorphine provided a controlled drug administration model for evaluating drug disposition in the maternal-fetal dyad. PMID:21819795

  20. Comparison of Maternal and Umbilical Cord Blood Selenium Levels in Low and Normal Birth Weight Neonates

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    Lyly Nazemi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective:To compare the maternal and umbilical cord serum selenium concentrations in Low and normal birth weight neonates.Materials and methods:A case-control study was carried out in Vali-Asr and Akbarabadi Hospitals (Jan. to Dec. 2013. Two groups; case group; 91 mothers who delivered a low birth weight (LBW neonate and control group; 86 subjects who delivered a normal birth weight neonate were selected. Immediately after birth, 5 ml of maternal blood and umbilical cord blood were collected, and sent to laboratory to assay Se concentrations. To compare both groups' blood Se concentration, data were analyzed in SPSS 16.0.Results:Eighty six (48.6% mothers with normal birth weight neonates and 91 (51.4% mothers with low birth weight infants entered the study. Mean maternal mothers' age and mean maternal blood Se were 28.55+5.90 years and 79.3756+26.46915. A significant association was seen between maternal blood and cord blood Se level in control and case group (P value<0.0001, r = 0.69 and(P value<0.001, r = 0.79. On the other hand no differences were seen between 2 groups' maternal blood Se level (P Value = 0.65. Umbilical Cord blood Se concentration was not also different between case and control group (P value = 0.46.Conclusion:We found that maternal and umbilical cord blood Se concentrations were not different in low and adequate birth weight infants, however; umbilical cord Se concentrations were positively correlated with maternal blood Se concentrations.

  1. Aflatoxinas e ocratoxina A em alimentos e riscos para a saúde humana

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    Eloisa Dutra Caldas

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: A presença de micotoxinas em alimentos tem sido correlacionada a várias patologias humanas, e as autoridades de saúde no mundo todo têm implementado ações para diminuir a ingestão desses compostos pela dieta. Realizou-se pesquisa para analisar os níveis de aflatoxinas e ocratoxina A de alimentos para consumo e avaliar o potencial de risco da exposição humana a essas micotoxinas. MÉTODOS: Foram analisadas 366 amostras de alimentos consumidos no Distrito Federal, no período de julho de 1998 a dezembro de 2001, como amendoim e derivados, castanhas, milho, produtos de trigo e/ou aveia, arroz e feijão. As amostras foram processadas, e as micotoxinas extraídas, detectadas e quantificadas por fluorescência após separação em cromatografia camada delgada. RESULTADOS: Foram detectadas aflatoxinas em 19,6% das amostras, em amendoim cru e derivados, milho de pipoca, milho em grão e castanha-do-pará (>2 mig/kg. Amendoim e derivados apresentaram maior incidência de contaminação por aflatoxinas (34,7% com amostras contendo até 1.280 mig/kg de AFB1+AFG1 e 1.706 mig/kg de aflatoxinas totais. Das amostras positivas, AFB1 estava presente em 98,5%, AFB2 em 93%, AFG1 em 66,7% e AFG2 em 65,4%. A ocratoxina A não foi detectada (<25 mig/kg em nenhuma amostra analisada. CONCLUSÃO: Os níveis de contaminação encontrados em amendoim e derivados ultrapassaram os níveis máximos permitidos pela legislação brasileira, podendo significar fator de risco para a população que os consome regularmente. A conscientização dos produtores de alimentos e as ações de vigilância sanitária permanentes são essenciais para diminuir a exposição humana a esses compostos e prevenir doenças crônicas advindas dessa exposição.

  2. Aflatoxinas e ocratoxina A em alimentos e riscos para a saúde humana

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    Caldas Eloisa Dutra

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: A presença de micotoxinas em alimentos tem sido correlacionada a várias patologias humanas, e as autoridades de saúde no mundo todo têm implementado ações para diminuir a ingestão desses compostos pela dieta. Realizou-se pesquisa para analisar os níveis de aflatoxinas e ocratoxina A de alimentos para consumo e avaliar o potencial de risco da exposição humana a essas micotoxinas. MÉTODOS: Foram analisadas 366 amostras de alimentos consumidos no Distrito Federal, no período de julho de 1998 a dezembro de 2001, como amendoim e derivados, castanhas, milho, produtos de trigo e/ou aveia, arroz e feijão. As amostras foram processadas, e as micotoxinas extraídas, detectadas e quantificadas por fluorescência após separação em cromatografia camada delgada. RESULTADOS: Foram detectadas aflatoxinas em 19,6% das amostras, em amendoim cru e derivados, milho de pipoca, milho em grão e castanha-do-pará (>2 mig/kg. Amendoim e derivados apresentaram maior incidência de contaminação por aflatoxinas (34,7% com amostras contendo até 1.280 mig/kg de AFB1+AFG1 e 1.706 mig/kg de aflatoxinas totais. Das amostras positivas, AFB1 estava presente em 98,5%, AFB2 em 93%, AFG1 em 66,7% e AFG2 em 65,4%. A ocratoxina A não foi detectada (<25 mig/kg em nenhuma amostra analisada. CONCLUSÃO: Os níveis de contaminação encontrados em amendoim e derivados ultrapassaram os níveis máximos permitidos pela legislação brasileira, podendo significar fator de risco para a população que os consome regularmente. A conscientização dos produtores de alimentos e as ações de vigilância sanitária permanentes são essenciais para diminuir a exposição humana a esses compostos e prevenir doenças crônicas advindas dessa exposição.

  3. Las capacidades y las potencialidades humanas, ¿son posibles en la época del hombre virtual?

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    Becerra, Aída

    2000-01-01

    Se analizan las nociones que aluden a características humanas, desde la psicología humanista, revisando la aportación de autores como Abraham Maslow, Viktor Frankl, Rollo May y Carl Rogers. Se incluye la reproducción en blanco y negro de obra del artista plástico Samuel Meléndrez.

  4. A Vontade de Vida Schopenhaueriana como a Essência Humana: Um Golpe à Presunção Racional

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    Camila Koerich Espíndola

    2009-01-01

    O presente artigo tem o objetivo de mostrar que a Vontade de vida, apresentada por Arthur Schopenhauer como a essência íntima tanto dos seres humanos quanto da natureza em geral, pode ter o efeito de igualar a humanidade aos demais seres vivos, abalando a presunção humana fundamentada na capacidade racional.

  5. A Vontade de Vida Schopenhaueriana como a Essência Humana: Um Golpe à Presunção Racional

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    Camila Koerich Espíndola

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem o objetivo de mostrar que a Vontade de vida, apresentada por Arthur Schopenhauer como a essência íntima tanto dos seres humanos quanto da natureza em geral, pode ter o efeito de igualar a humanidade aos demais seres vivos, abalando a presunção humana fundamentada na capacidade racional.

  6. Contenido orgánico de extractos parcialmente purificados de pulpa dental humana y bovina

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    María Mercedes Salas; María Luisa de la Casa; María Elena López

    2011-01-01

    La pulpa dental contiene tejido conectivo rico en proteínas, mayormente colágeno. El objetivo de este trabajo fue describir un método de purificación de componentes orgánicos pulpares humanos y bovinos, vital y necrótico para validar el modelo experimental bovino. Se prepararon extractos con 50 mg de fracción media de pulpas unirradiculares, 20 humanas o 1 bovina, en 500 µL de Tris-HCl 50 mM pH 7,4, floruro de fenil metil sulfonilo 1mM e hidrocloruro de benzamidina 5 mM frío. Se homogeneizó y...

  7. Experiencia áulica en la enseñanza de la figura humana

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    Gómez, Ana María

    2012-01-01

    Varios autores han estudiado el esquema de representación gráfica infantil estableciendo que los niños responden a soluciones gráficas dónde predomina la simplicidad y la no diferenciación, incluso calificadas como innatas. En esta experiencia áulica sobre la enseñanza del dibujo de figura humana, en este caso cabeza vista de frente, se puede observar la evolución en la producción de los niños hacia la complejización de la imagen, consistente en un minucioso análisis a través de la percepción...

  8. SOBRE A CONDIÇÃO HUMANA NO PENSAMENTO DE HANNAH ARENDT E KARL MARX

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    Leonardo Pellegrinello Camargo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, abordamos a diferenciação entre trabalho e obra no pensamento de Hannah Arendt, que, embora pareçam para a modernidade conceitos similares ou até idênticos, para a filósofa esta diferenciação é crucial para uma abordagem crítica necessária da condição humana durante e após o século XX. Isto posto, expomos o conceito marxista de trabalho e a posterior crítica feita por Arendt para construir o seu pensamento político acerca da humanidade no pós-guerra.

  9. Análisis de antígenos presentes en célulasembrionarias humanas

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    García Jurado, Gema

    2011-01-01

    En la tesis doctoral que presento se describen una serie de anticuerpos y las moléculas que estos reconocen. Trata de un tipo específico de anticuerpos, los anticuerpos monoclonales murinos, y de las técnicas inmunológicas que he empleado para su caracterización. Trata de las moléculas (proteínas) que se han detectado en estos tres años de trabajo tras la inmunización de ratones con extractos de células embrionarias humanas como inmunógeno, y de las diversas técnicas que han permitido, en tre...

  10. Modelación molecular de rodopsinas humanas mutantes asociadas a retinosis pigmentaria

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    Hernández Rodríguez, Erix William

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo, se realiza una nueva aplicación combinada de modelación por homología, dinámica molecular clásica, teoría de funcionales de la densidad, deformaciones de la densidad electrónica y el método híbrido mecánica cuántica/mecánica molecular para evaluar propiedades geométricas, electrónicas y fotoquímicas en rodopsinas mutantes portadoras de las sustituciones M207R y S186W asociadas a Retinosis Pigmentaria (RP). Nuestros resultados para las rodopsinas bovina y humana normales, usad...

  11. Comparación de la actividad psíquica humana desde una perspectiva evolutiva

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    Rosalía Montealegre

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    Se parte de la teoría de la evolución de Darwin y se plantea: l. La acción de lo biológico y lo cultural en el desarrollo, analizada desde la psicología historicocultural, la etología humana, la sociobiología. Al centrarse este trabajo en la posición de la psicología historicocultural, se enfatiza lo cultural y el proceso de asimilación del desarrollo histórico de la sociedad por parte del individuo. 2. La actividad psíquica en primates, analizando lo psíquico desde la psicología ...

  12. Excelência Humana: a contribuição da personalidade

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    Seille Cristine Garcia-Santos

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo analisar, sob o enfoque da Psicologia Positiva, as explicações dos pesquisadores da excelência humana sobre o que a promove e a mantém nos mais variados domínios de atuação. Constatou-se que fatores pessoais e contextuais são mencionados, destacando-se as habilidades cognitivas e a prática deliberada no desempenho superior, sendo também as variáveis de personalidade decisivas para o desenvolvimento e a manifestação da excelência. Neste estudo, como na literatura na área, destaca-se a importância da persistência, controle emocional e abertura à experiência.

  13. Dientes y diversidad humana: avances de la antropología dental

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    Rodríguez Cuenca, José Vicente

    2003-01-01

    La antropología dental estudia la evolución de las enfermedades dentales, la variación morfológica y métrica de la dentición en las poblaciones humanas, su relación con los procesos adaptativos y con los cambios en la alimentación. / Contenido. Preliminares; Capítulo 1 - Los dientes de la historia; Capítulo 2 - Evolución del sistema dental; Capitulo 3 - Variación dental morfológica; Capítulo 4 - Variación en el tamaño de los dientes; Capítulo 5 - Edad y desarrollo dental; Capítulo 6 - Diente...

  14. Emocionalidad y moralidad en el debate sobre la clonación humana

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    Santiago Gabriel Calise

    2015-01-01

    El artículo que se presenta a continuación está dedicado al análisis de las emociones desplegadas en el debate bioético en torno del tema de la clonación humana. Al igual que respecto de otras innovaciones científicas que generan polémica, las posiciones suelen tender hacia el miedo o la esperanza. Aquí, a través de los conceptos de P. Livet, se pondrá el acento en el análisis de la relación entre las emociones desplegadas, los valores que estas emociones revelan y el proceso de revisión d...

  15. Las virtudes en una teoría de la acción humana

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    Argandoña, Antonio

    2010-01-01

    La economía convencional se basa en una teoría de la acción humana sencilla, que ha mostrado ser eficaz en muchos casos, pero que presenta también inconvenientes importantes. Este capítulo presenta una teoría de la acción más rica, desarrollada con categorías económicas pero inspirada en la filosofía y la teología de base aristotélico-tomista, que permite superar esos inconvenientes, abriendo una vía natural, no forzada, al papel de los hábitos operativos (virtudes) en la acción y, por tanto,...

  16. Antecedentes filosóficos e teológicos do conceito pascaliano de natureza humana

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    Luís C. G. Oliva

    2006-01-01

    O artigo pretende examinar os antecedentes do conceito pascaliano de natureza humana, desde a matriz aristotélica da idéia de natureza, passando pela absorção do conceito pelo pensamento cristão de Agostinho e Tomás, pela constituição do conceito teológico de pura natureza na escolástica tardia e sua crítica por Jansenius. Pascal aprofunda essa crítica, mostrando que a completude e a suficiência pressupostas na idéia de pura natureza são incompatíveis com a atual condição do homem, embora a i...

  17. NEUROÉTICA Y VULNERABILIDAD HUMANA EN PERSPECTIVA FILOSÓFICA

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    Full Text Available El artículo trata de valorar las posibilidades y límites de la neuroética. Defiende que las neurociencias y la ética deben colaborar entre sí desde el mutuo respeto y la preservación de las respectivas identidades, científica en un caso y filosófica en el otro (neuroética en modo-co . El texto formula también una crítica a todo intento de sustitución de la ética filosófica por las neurociencias (neuroética en modo-su. En consecuencia, se exploran los fundamentos ontológicos y antropológicos más apropiados para desarrollar la neuroética, entendida esta como territorio de colaboración entre ética y neurociencias. Dichos fundamentos remiten a la idea aristotélica de sustancia hilemórfica. Sobre tales fundamentos se puede desarrollar una neuroética colaborativa que incluye dos vertientes: por un lado tenemos una ética de la neurociencia y, por otro, una neurociencia de la ética. La primera muestra cómo investigar y aplicar la neurociencia preservando siempre la dignidad humana. La segunda nos enseña cuáles son las bases neurobiológicas posibilitadoras –pero no determinantes– de la agencia moral. Al estudiar las mismas se hace evidente nuestra vulnerabilidad como agentes morales. Esta vulnerabilidad, que arraiga en la propia naturaleza humana, ha de ser, como se argumenta en el último tramo del texto, reconocida y a la vez mitigada.

  18. Enfermedades infecciosas emergentes: interacción entre el mundo microbiano y las sociedades humanas

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    Fernando García

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizan dos facetas importantes de las enfermedades infecciosas emergentes. Por un lado, las características de los microorganismos que las causan, por otro, las características del ser humano que promueven o contribuyen al surgimiento de las enfermedades infecciosas. Desde el punto de vista microbiano, se pueden identificar tres aspectos fundamentales. Primero, los patógenos emergentes son predominantemente virales, seguidos por los bacterianos. Numéricamente los virus ARN dominan, constituyendo el 37% de todos los patógenos emergentes. Los virus ARN predominan entre los virus patógenos emergentes que aparentemente entraron en las poblaciones humanas en las últimas décadas, como VIH y el coronavirus asociado al SARS. Segundo, los patógenos emergentes no se asocian a un único tipo de hospedero, sino que usualmente tienen amplio rango de hospederos que incluye varios órdenes de especies de mamíferos y no mamíferos. En efecto, la mayoría de las infecciones emergentes son de origen zoonótico. Tercero, los patógenos emergentes tienen un cierto grado de flexibilidad biológica que les permite aprovecharse de nuevas oportunidades epidemiológicas para ingresar a las poblaciones humanas. Las enfermedades infecciosas no son un problema reciente sino que han estado "emergiendo" a lo largo de la historia de la humanidad y es posible identificar, al menos, cuatro transiciones históricas. La última de esas transiciones es la globalización actual. Muchos factores antropogénicos inciden en el surgimiento de las enfermedades infecciosas emergentes, incluyendo eventos sociales, comportamiento humano, cambios ambientales, políticas en salud pública, procedimientos médicos y otros.

  19. La Placenta Humana Nuevo Sustrato Proteico Empleado para la Obtención de Bases Nutritivas.

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    Diana Rosa Viera Oramas

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El hidrolizado de placenta humana es una nueva base nutritiva con un elevado contenido de nutrientes y constituyen un paso importante en el desarrollo de una metodología para su obtención a partir de residuos de placenta. Además de ser un nuevo producto en la gama de BIOCEN y brindar la posibilidad de utilizar en sustitución de bases nutritivas importadas. Con el objetivo de desarrollar y evaluar la funcionalidad de dicha base se realizó un diseño experimental completamente aleatorio, se estudió la influencia de parámetros fundamentales en el proceso de obtención tales como: cantidad de enzima, tiempo de hidrólisis y relación sustrato agua. Definiendo que 0,4 g de papaína por Kg de sustrato, durante 4 hora de hidrólisis y en una relación 1: 5 sustrato agua, además de un tratamiento térmico durante 30 min fueron los elementos críticos prefijados en la tecnología de obtención del hidrolizado. Se obtuvo un producto con elevada calidad cuyos valores óptimos de los índices fisicoquímicos fueron: nitrógeno amínico 2,38 % nitrógeno total 13,62 % y un rendimiento 14,56 % . Al realizar la evaluación microbiológica de la peptona a nivel piloto se obtuvieron resultados satisfactorios y correspondiente a los descrito en la documentación. Esta nueva base nutritiva es una prueba de la posibilidad de utilizar los residuos de placenta humana en calidad de sustrato proteico con una calidad adecuada comparable con los productos de similar propósito existentes en el mercado internacional.

  20. Habermas, identidad moderna y mejora humana. ¿El camino a seguir?

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    Francisco Javier Lopez Frías

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available La finalidad de este artículo es triple. Primero, las secciones 1 y 2 expondrán la estructura del argumento de Jürgen Habermas respecto a las tecnologías de mejora humana. Para ello, éste será descompuesto en tres partes, que son sus pilares básicos: a los sujetos diseñados no pueden auto-concebirse a sí mismos como autores únicos de sus vidas; b la distinción kantiana entre objetos y personas se desvanece como consecuencia del modo en que los sujetos modificados experiencian su cuerpo; c la relación entre los padres y su descendencia se vuelve asimétrica, de modo que es contraria a las normas de la acción comunicativa. Segundo, en la sección 3, que es concebida como un diálogo entre Habermas y sus críticos, se presentarán algunas objeciones teóricas a su argumento. Tercero, la sección 4 analizará la validez de los argumentos habermasianos y afirmará firmemente que la posición de Habermas arroja luz sobre el modo correcto de analizar las tecnologías de mejora humana desde un punto de vista moral. A saber, en función de la influencia que tienen sobre el modo en que los sujetos se auto-conciben como seres autónomos y responsables.

  1. Diagnóstico de la toxocarosis humana Diagnosis of human toxocarosis

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    William H. Roldán

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La toxocarosis humana es una importante zoonosis parasitaria causada por formas larvarias de especies del género Toxocara, un parásito nematodo de los perros y los gatos. La migración de la larva por los diferentes tejidos blandos en el ser humano genera una serie de entidades clínicas en el paciente, tales como el síndrome de larva migrans visceral, la toxocarosis ocular y la neurotoxocarosis. El diagnóstico definitivo es mediante la histopatología en biopsias, pero resulta ser casi imposible de realizar y actualmente su diagnóstico se establece mediante el análisis de la sintomatología clínica, los antecedentes epidemiológicos del paciente y el uso de pruebas hematológicas e inmunológicas de laboratorio que son las que finalmente ayudan a confirmar la sospecha clínica de la enfermedad. El propósito del presente artículo es actualizar los conocimientos que se tienen sobre el uso de las diferentes herramientas para establecer el diagnóstico y el monitoreo de la toxocarosis humana.Human toxocarosis is an important parasitic zoonosis caused by larval stages of Toxocara species, the roundworms from dogs and cats. Larval migration through different soft tissues in the human generates several clinical entities in the patient, such as visceral larva migrans, ocular toxocarosis, and neurotoxocarosis. Definitive diagnosis by histopathological methods is very difficult or almost impossible and, nowadays, the diagnosis is usually made by clinical signs/symptoms, epidemiological background of the patient and the use of hematological and immunological tests which finally help to confirm the clinical suspicion of the illness. The purpose of this paper was to update the available knowledge on the use of different tools for both the diagnosis and following up of human toxocarosis.

  2. Direito e reprodução humana assistida nas uniões homoafetivas

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    José Márcio Carvalho da Silva

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available A reprodução humana assistida em uniões homoafetivas é uma temática envolta em controvérsias na sociedade contemporânea, motico pelo qual o Poder Judiciário frequentemente é acionado no intuito de dirimir os conflitos existentes. Apesar da união de pessoas do mesmo sexo ser uma configuração familiar cada vez mais frequente no Brasil, o ordenamento brasileiro ainda é frágil em relação ao deslinde da questão. A inexistência de mecanismos legais específicos no país coloca o assunto em uma posição vulnerável a questionamentos éticos, morais, médicos, religiosos e sociais. Considerando este cenário de inegável transformação da estrutura familiar, o presente trabalho teve como objetivo principal analisar as repercussões jurídicas da reprodução humana assistida nas uniões homoafetivas. As considerações trazidas por este trabalho sinalizam que mesmo diante de alguns avanços, lacunas importantes necessitam ser preenchidas no âmbito do Direito. Algumas sentenças já foram favoráveis ao reconhecimento da paternidade e maternidade de casais homoafetivos cujos filhos foram gerados por meio de métodos de reprodução assistida, entretanto, as respostas aos dilemas que envolvem esse tipo de cinstituição familiar contemporânea ainda carecem de mecanismos legais mais concretos.

  3. Tolerância da placenta à parada circulatória umbilical normotérmica Tolerance of placenta to normothermic umbilical circulatory arrest

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    Renato S Assad

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    Full Text Available O aumento da resistência vascular placentáriae distúrbios de trocas gasosas freqüentemente ocorrem após a circulação extracorpórea (CEC fetal. A utilização de um circuito convencional de CEC que exclua a placenta da circulação através do clampeamento temporário do cordão umbilical pode proteger a vasculatura placentária dos estímulos que levam ao aumento da resistência vascular. Para avaliar a tolerância placentária à parada normotérmica do fluxo sangüíneo umbílico-placentário, 9 placentas de ovelhas isoladas in-situ, foram colocadas em CEC através da canulação dos vasos umbilicais, com fluxo médio de artéria umbilical de 214 ml/min/kg. Após 30 minutos de estabelecimento da CEC, a circulação placentária foi interrompida por 30 minutos, simulando o clapeamento do cordão umbilical durante a CEC fetal total. Posteriormente, a circulação placentária foi restabelecida aos valores basais. A troca de gases placentária, o fluxo sangüíneo e a resistência vascular materno-placentários foram avaliados antes e depois da parada circulatória. Não houve diferença estatisticamente significante entre os gradientes transplacentários de pO2 e pCO2, indicando que a interrupção do fluxo sangüíneo placentário por 30 minutos, em condições normotérmicas, não afeta a função placentária. Este modelo sugere um método alternativo para a aplicação clínica da CEC fetal, através da exclusão da circulação umbílico-placentária durante a CEC fetal, eliminandose, assim, os efeitos deletérios da CEC nas trocas gasosas placentárias.Elevation of placental vascular resistance (PVR and depression of fetal gas exchange occurs after fetal cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB. Excluding the placenta from the CPB circuit may protect the placental vasculature from the unwanted stimuli which lead to elevated PVR. To evaluate this approach, 9 isolated in-situ sheep placentas were placed on CPB by cannulating the umbilical vessels

  4. The effect of amniotic membrane extract on umbilical cord blood mesenchymal stem cell expansion: is there any need to save the amniotic membrane besides the umbilical cord blood?

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    Vojdani, Zahra; Babaei, Ali; Vasaghi, Attiyeh; Habibagahi, Mojtaba; Talaei-Khozani, Tahereh

    2016-01-01

    Objective(s): Umbilical cord blood is a good source of the mesenchymal stem cells that can be banked, expanded and used in regenerative medicine. The objective of this study was to test whether amniotic membrane extract, as a rich source of growth factors such as basic-fibroblast growth factor, can promote the proliferation potential of the umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells. Materials and Methods: The study design was interventional. Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells were isolated from voluntary healthy infants from hospitals in Shiraz, Iran, cultured in the presence of basic-fibroblast growth factor and amniotic membrane extracts (from pooled - samples), and compared with control cultures. Proliferation assay was performed and duplication number and time were calculated. The expression of stem cell’s specific markers and the differentiation capacity toward osteogenic and adipogenic lineages were evaluated. Results: Amniotic membrane extract led to a significant increase in the proliferation rate and duplication number and a decrease in the duplication time without any change in the cell morphology. Both amniotic membrane extract and basic-fibroblast growth factor altered the expressing of CD44 and CD105 in cell population. Treating basic-fibroblast growth factor but not the amniotic membrane extract favored the differentiation potential of the stem cells toward osteogenic lineage. Conclusion: The amniotic membrane extract administration accelerated cell proliferation and modified the CD marker characteristics which may be due to the induction of differentiation toward a specific lineage. Amniotic membrane extract may enhance the proliferation rate and duplication number of the stem cell through changing the duplication time. PMID:27096069

  5. Urotensin II induces interleukin 8 expression in human umbilical vein endothelial cells.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Urotensin II (U-II, an 11-amino acid peptide, exerts a wide range of actions in cardiovascular systems. Interleukin-8 (IL-8 is secreted by endothelial cells, thereby enhancing endothelial cell survival, proliferation, and angiogenesis. However, the interrelationship between U-II and IL-8 as well as the detailed intracellular mechanism of U-II in vascular endothelial cells remain unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of U-II on IL-8 expression and to explore its intracellular mechanism in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells were used. Expression of IL-8 was determined by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and luciferase reporter assay. Western blot analyses and experiments with specific inhibitors were performed to reveal the downstream signaling pathways as concerned. U-II increased the mRNA/protein levels of IL-8 in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. The U-II effects were significantly inhibited by its receptor antagonist [Orn(5]-URP. Western blot analyses and experiments with specific inhibitors indicated the involvement of phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase and extracellular signal-regulated kinase in U-II-induced IL-8 expression. Luciferase reporter assay further revealed that U-II induces the transcriptional activity of IL-8. The site-directed mutagenesis indicated that the mutation of AP-1 and NF-kB binding sites reduced U-II-increased IL-8 promoter activities. Proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells induced by U-II could be inhibited significantly by IL-8 RNA interference. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: The results show that U-II induces IL-8 expression in human umbilical vein endothelial cells via p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase and extracellular signal-regulated kinase signaling pathways and IL-8 is involved in the U

  6. Integration of umbilical venous and arterial Doppler flow parameters for prediction of adverse perinatal outcome

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    Hebbar Shripad

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Quantification of umbilical vein (UV blood flow rate and umbilical artery Doppler indices might be valuable in assessing fetuses at increased risk of perinatal complications as they receive their supply of oxygen and nutrients through this vessel. Previous studies have indicated that UV blood volume flow rate to umbilical artery pulsatility index (UAPI ratio (venous arterial index [VAI] evaluates both venous and arterial arm of fetal umbilical circulation and hence, can be adopted as a screening tool in management of high risk pregnancy. Objectives: To compare umbilical VAI with adverse perinatal outcome and also to evaluate its efficacy with other flow indices in determining perinatal outcome. Materials and Methods: Various Doppler indices such as normalized blood flow rate in UV (nUV, ml/kg estimated fetal weight/min, VAI (nUV/UAPI, umbilical artery resistance index (RI, UAPI, and systolic diastolic ratio were determined in 103 pregnant women within 2 weeks of the delivery. A risk score was devised using APGAR at 5 min, birth weight, preterm delivery, fetal distress, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU care, and perinatal death and this score was correlated with antenatal Doppler findings. Results: Subjects with low VAI were found to have a greater association with intrauterine growth restricted fetuses (28.5% and low liquor (35.7%, preterm deliveries (46.4%, lower mean birth weight (2.25 kg, higher NICU admission rates (32.1%. The unfavorable score was noticed in 25.2% of the neonates. They had lower VAI (156 vs. 241, UV diameter (6.2 mm vs. 7.8 mm, UV velocity (16.2 vs. 17.8, nUV (163.7 vs. 206.4, and higher PI (1.3 vs. 0.9. A cut-off of VAI of 105 ml/kg/min had sensitivity of 86.7% and a specificity of 93.5% for predicting poor perinatal outcome. Conclusion: VAI with a cut-off of 105 ml/kg/min can be used as an additional tool along with the other conventional Doppler indices in order to predict adverse fetal outcome.

  7. Intrapartum rupture of the falciform ligament and umbilical vein. A rare cause of hemoperitoneum in the newborn.

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    Miller, B M; Yoon, J J; Kim, M H; Gheewala, A

    1987-06-01

    Intra-abdominal hemorrhage in the newborn is uncommon, but it must be considered in the first 48 hours of life in the infant with pallor, anemia, abdominal distension, and shock. The injured liver is the most common source of bleeding, with the spleen and kidney less often involved. In the case presented, the hallmarks of intra-abdominal hemorrhage were evident. Exploratory laparotomy revealed intraperitoneal bleeding emanating from the disruption of the umbilical vein and its enveloping falciform ligament. There was no other site of intra-abdominal bleeding and there were no intrinsic abnormalities of the umbilical cord or the placenta. Disruption of the intra-abdominal umbilical vein represented the sole source of intra-abdominal bleeding in this patient. The case is reported to document disruption of the intra-abdominal umbilical vein as a rare cause of neonatal hemoperitoneum. PMID:3581643

  8. Illthrift in Suckling Lambs Secondary to Umbilical Infections and Possible Implication of Cryptosporidiosis as a Risk Factor

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    Nektarios D. Giadinis

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Illthrift was observed in 20/60 lambs aged 40–45 days in a dairy sheep flock in Greece. Cryptosporidiosis had been diagnosed and successfully treated with halofuginone lactate a month earlier. Parasitological examinations were negative for endoparasites while hematology and biochemistry were unremarkable. Necropsy of 5 lambs revealed lung and liver abscessation, presumably secondary to umbilical infections due to poor farm hygiene, though umbilical lesions were not observed. No new cases were observed following treatment of the umbilicus of newborn lambs with chlorexidine. Although umbilical infections are common, this is the first reported case of illthrift in lambs attributed to umbilical infection; illthrift may be the only clinical manifestation of such infections. The prior presence of cryptosporidiosis may have contributed to the severity of the infection through the reduction of local immunity. Recognition of this possibly underdiagnosed or underappreciated condition may improve medical, production, and welfare standards in the sheep industry.

  9. Origen anómalo de la arteria coronaria izquierda en el seno aórtico derecho y muerte súbita: a propósito de dos casos Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the right aortic sinus and sudden death: two cases report

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    L. Saldaña

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La persistencia de una estructura coronaria embriológica, el fallo del desarrollo normal o el error en la ubicación de su origen pueden dar lugar a una anomalía de las arterias coronarias. Estas malformaciones son poco frecuentes (0.2-1.2% pero conllevan un riesgo significativo de arritmias, angina, infarto y muerte súbita, riesgo que es mayor durante la infancia y la adolescencia. Presentamos 2 casos de muerte súbita (niño de 8 años y adolescente de 15 años ocurrida durante e inmediatamente después de una actividad física importante. En ambos casos, la autopsia puso de manifiesto la existencia de una anomalía en el origen de la arteria coronaria izquierda consistente en la salida del seno derecho con un curso retroaórtico del vaso anómalo. Al mismo tiempo se realiza una revisión de las anomalías congénitas de las arterias coronarias como causa de muerte súbita.Anomalies in the coronary arteries may result from rudimentary persistence of an embryologic coronary arterial structure, failure of development or misplacement of the vessel connection. These malformations are very infrequent (0.2-1% but determine a significant risk for arrhythmias, angina, infarction and sudden death. This risk is even higher during infancy and adolescence. We report two cases of sudden death (8 and 15 year-old children, which occurred following and during strenuous physical exercise. In both cases, autopsy revealed an anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery from right aortic sinus, with a retroaortic course of the anomalous artery. Furthermore, a review of the congenital anomalies of the coronary arteries and sudden death is performed.

  10. Extracellular Matrix Remodeling of the Umbilical Cord in Pre-eclampsia as a Risk Factor for Fetal Hypertension

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    Lech Romanowicz; Zofia Galewska

    2011-01-01

    The human umbilical cord forms a connection between the placenta and the foetus. It is composed of two arteries and one vein surrounded by Wharton's jelly. Pre-eclampsia is accompanied by extensive remodeling of extracellular matrix of umbilical cord. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are engaged in degradation of extracellular matrix proteins and activation/inactivation of certain cytokines and enzymes. These enzymes will probably play a central role in the release of matrix-embedded cytokine...

  11. Doppler-guided hemorrhoidal artery ligation in the management of symptomatic hemorrhoids Ligadura de las arterias hemorroidales guiada por Doppler en el tratamiento de las hemorroides sintomáticas

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    J. M. Ramírez

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective: the aim of this study is to clinically test the efficacy of a new approach for patients having symptomatic grade III and IV hemorrhoids. Material and method: 32 patients (17 females complaining of grade III or IV hemorrhoids were included in the study. A specially designed proctoscope coupled with a Doppler transducer on its tip was used to identify the hemorrhoidal arteries, which were afterwards suture ligated. Operating time as well as per- and post-operative complications were anlyzed. Follow-up was planned following discharge after 1 week, 1 month, 6 months and 1 year. Results: mean operation time was 27 (range 18-43 minutes, and 5 (range 4-7 arteries were located on average. No patient had severe or moderate postoperative pain, with anal discomfort being the main complaint. Rectal bleeding and tenesmus were the commonest post-operative complications. After one year of follow-up, 19 patients were free of symptoms and 6 of them had significant symptom relief. According to grade, the technique failed in just 3 grade III patients, but in as many as 4 grade IV hemorrhoid cases. Conclusions: doppler-guided hemorrhoid artery ligation is an easy-to-perform technique that is well accepted by patients and has good results for grade III hemorrhoids.Objetivo: el objetivo de este trabajo es valorar en la clínica la eficacia de una nueva técnica quirúrgica para el tratamiento de las hemorroides de grado III y IV. Material y método: se incluyen en el estudio 32 pacientes (17 mujeres, 27 presentaban hemorroides de grado III y 5 de grado IV. Para la técnica se utilizó un prostoscopio transparente que incorpora un transductor Doppler en su extremo para localizar las arterias hemorroidales que se ligan mediante puntos que engloban la mucosa y submucosa. Se analizó el tiempo de intervención y las complicaciones intra y postoperatorias, así como las recidivas. Los pacientes fueron controlados al alta, a la semana, mes, 6 meses y al año de

  12. Doppler de arterias uterinas en la predicción de trastornos hipertensivos del embarazo en un grupo de pacientes que asisten a tamizaje integrado en semana 11- 13 6/7 . En una unidad de alto riesgo obstétrico

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    González Rodríguez, Juan; Gómez, Marco Antonio

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    Objetivo: Describir la utilidad diagnóstica y el poder de detección del índice de pulsatilidad anormal de las arterias uterinas durante el primer trimestre del embarazo en relación con la aparición de trastornos hipertensivos asociados al embarazo. Metodología: Estudio retrospectivo, longitudinal con alcances de tipo descriptivo de gestantes con embarazo único que se presentaron a control prenatal en obstetricia y ginecología y a quienes se les realizó tamizaje integrado entre las 11 y136/7 s...

  13. A "Kane's Dynamics" Model for the Active Rack Isolation System. Part 3; Addition of Umbilicals to the Nonlinear Model

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    Rupert, J. K.; Hampton, R. D.; Beech, G. S.

    2005-01-01

    In the late 1980s, microgravity researchers began to voice their concern that umbilical-transmitted energy could significantly degrade the acceleration environment of microgravity space science experiments onboard manned spacecraft. Since umbilicals are necessary for many experiments, control designers began to seek ways to compensate for these "indirect" disturbances. Hampton, et al., used the Kane s method to develop a model of the active rack isolation system (ARIS) that includes (1) actuator control forces, (2) direct disturbance forces, and (3) indirect, actuator-transmitted disturbances. Their model does not, however, include the indirect, umbilical-transmitted disturbances. Since the umbilical stiffnesses are not negligible, these indirect disturbances must be included in the model. Until the umbilicals have been appropriately included, the model will be incomplete. This Technical Memorandum presents a nonlinear model of ARIS with umbilicals included. Model verification was achieved by utilizing two commercial-off-the-shelf software tools. Various forces and moments were applied to the model to yield simulated responses of the system. Plots of the simulation results show how various critical points on an ARIS-outfitted international standard payload rack behave under the application of direct disturbances, indirect disturbances, and control forces. Simulations also show system response to a variety of initial conditions.

  14. Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells and the treatment of spinal cord injury

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    CAO Fu-jiang; FENG Shi-qing

    2009-01-01

    Objective To review the recent studies about human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) and advances in the treatment of spinal cord injury, Data sources Published articles (1983-2007) about hUCMSCs and spinal cord injury were selected using Medline. Study selection Articles selected were relevant to development of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for transplantation in spinal cord injury therapy. Of 258 originally identifiied arises 51 were selected that specifically addressed the stated purpose. Results Recent work has revealed that hUCMSCs share most of the characteristics with MSCs derived from bone marrow and are more appropriate to transplantation for cell based therapies. Conclusions Human umbilical cord could be regarded as a source of MSCs for experimental and clinical needs. In addition, as a peculiar source of stem cells, hUCMSCs may play an important role in the treatment of spinal cord injury.

  15. Enhancing endogenous stem cells in the newborn via delayed umbilical cord clamping

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    Christopher Lawton

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    Full Text Available There is currently no consensus among clinicians and scientists over the appropriate or optimal timing for umbilical cord clamping. However, many clinical studies have suggested that delayed cord clamping is associated with various neonatal benefits including increased blood volume, reduced need for blood transfusion, increased cerebral oxygenation in pre-term infants, and decreased frequency of iron deficiency anemia in term infants. Human umbilical cord blood contains significant amounts of stem and progenitor cells and is currently used in the treatment of several life-threatening diseases. We propose that delayed cord clamping be encouraged as it enhances blood flow from the placenta to the neonate, which is accompanied by an increase supply of valuable stem and progenitor cells, as well as may improve blood oxygenation and increase blood volume, altogether reducing the infant′s susceptibility to both neonatal and age-related diseases.

  16. Neonatal apgar scores and umbilical blood gas changes in vaginal delivery and cesarean: a comparative study

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    Full Text Available Background: Umbilical cord blood gas analysis is a useful method for assessment of oxygenation and acid-base status in neonates. Severe fetal acidemia is associated with increased perinatal mortality and increased risk of subsequent impaired neurological development. Due to high percentage of C/S in our country and the effect of anesthetic medications on umbilical blood gases which can cause neonatal acidosis and hypoxemia, the study of umbilical cord blood gas in vaginal delivery versus cesarean section is mandatory. Methods: In this cross-sectional study one hundred samples were taken from Mostafa Khomeini hospital in summer 2004. The samples were taken immediately of umbilical vein after clamping the umbilical cord and analyzed after 10 minutes. Cases were classified in to 3 groups: vaginal delivery (n=40, elective C/S under general anesthesia (n=35 and C/S under spinal anesthesia (n=25. Duration of anesthesia and its effect on blood gas and infants apgar were assessed. Results: In the first group (vaginal delivery mean blood gase parameters were; pH=7.3064.73, pO2=25.246.87, HCO3=20.562.03, Apgar=8.820.38 and pCO2=41.826.57. In the second group (general anesthesia mean blood gaze parameters were: pH=7.3044.73, pO2=38.7014.02, pCO2=43.265.87, HCO3=21.1113 and apgar score=8.170.7. In the third group (spinal anesthesia mean blood gaze parameters were: pH=7.3014.50, pCO2=44.14.99, HCO3=21.382.15, pO2=26.625.5 and apgar=8.600.62. The apgar scores and pO2 demonstrated significant relationship with type of anesthesia. The apgar score was lower and pO2 was higher in C/S under general anesthesia compared with the other two groups. There was significant relationship between duration of anesthesia and umbilical pO With increasing duration of anesthesia, pO2 was reduced. Between the type of delivery and anesthesia duration with PH, pO2, pCO2 and HCO3 were not meaningful relationship (P<0.05. Conclusion: There

  17. Gastro-umbilical fistula as a rare complication of benign gastric ulcer perforation: a case report

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    As fistula occurring between the stomach and other abdominal internal organs or to the surface of the body is usually encountered as a complication of stomach cancer or colon cancer, peptic ulcer disease, or other variable causes. The most common type of gastric fistula is a gastro-colic fistula that is mainly found as a complication of a gastric carcinoma or of a carcinoma of the transverse colon invading each other. Sometimes, a benign gastric ulcer perforation also can cause a gastro-colic fistula. However, as far as we know, a fistula occurring between the stomach and the umbilicus has not been reported. Here we present a case report of a gastro-umbilical fistula in a young woman that manifested as a umbilical discharge

  18. Gastro-umbilical fistula as a rare complication of benign gastric ulcer perforation: a case report

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    Lee, Ju Young; Jang, Kyung Mi; Yoon, Hoi Soo; Kim, Min Jeong; Lee, Kwan Seop; Lee, Yul; Bae, Sang Hoon [College of Medicine, Hallym University, Anyang (Korea, Republic of)

    2007-11-15

    As fistula occurring between the stomach and other abdominal internal organs or to the surface of the body is usually encountered as a complication of stomach cancer or colon cancer, peptic ulcer disease, or other variable causes. The most common type of gastric fistula is a gastro-colic fistula that is mainly found as a complication of a gastric carcinoma or of a carcinoma of the transverse colon invading each other. Sometimes, a benign gastric ulcer perforation also can cause a gastro-colic fistula. However, as far as we know, a fistula occurring between the stomach and the umbilicus has not been reported. Here we present a case report of a gastro-umbilical fistula in a young woman that manifested as a umbilical discharge.

  19. Enhancing endogenous stem cells in the newborn via delayed umbilical cord clamping.

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    Lawton, Christopher; Acosta, Sandra; Watson, Nate; Gonzales-Portillo, Chiara; Diamandis, Theo; Tajiri, Naoki; Kaneko, Yuji; Sanberg, Paul R; Borlongan, Cesar V

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    There is currently no consensus among clinicians and scientists over the appropriate or optimal timing for umbilical cord clamping. However, many clinical studies have suggested that delayed cord clamping is associated with various neonatal benefits including increased blood volume, reduced need for blood transfusion, increased cerebral oxygenation in pre-term infants, and decreased frequency of iron deficiency anemia in term infants. Human umbilical cord blood contains significant amounts of stem and progenitor cells and is currently used in the treatment of several life-threatening diseases. We propose that delayed cord clamping be encouraged as it enhances blood flow from the placenta to the neonate, which is accompanied by an increase supply of valuable stem and progenitor cells, as well as may improve blood oxygenation and increase blood volume, altogether reducing the infant's susceptibility to both neonatal and age-related diseases. PMID:26604879

  20. Enhancing endogenous stem cells in the newbornvia delayed umbilical cord clamping

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    Christopher Lawton; Sandra Acosta; Nate Watson; Chiara Gonzales-Portillo; hTeo Diamandis; Naoki Tajiri; Yuji Kaneko; Paul R. Sanberg; Cesar V. Borlongan

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    There is currently no consensus among clinicians and scientists over the appropriate or optimal timing for umbilical cord clamping. However, many clinical studies have suggested that delayed cord clamping is associated with various neonatal beneifts including increased blood volume, reduced need for blood transfusion, increased cerebral oxygenation in pre-term infants, and decreased frequency of iron deifciency anemia in term infants. Human umbilical cord blood con-tains signiifcant amounts of stem and progenitor cells and is currently used in the treatment of several life-threatening diseases. We propose that delayed cord clamping be encouraged as it en-hances blood lfow from the placenta to the neonate, which is accompanied by an increase supply of valuable stem and progenitor cells, as well as may improve blood oxygenation and increase blood volume, altogether reducing the infant’s susceptibility to both neonatal and age-related diseases.

  1. Umbilical cord prolapsed through urethra: An unusual presentation of a vesico-uterine fistula

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    Aneela G Kamil

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    Full Text Available Umbilical cord prolapse occurs when a loop of cord is present below the presenting part when the amniotic membranes are ruptured. The incidence is 0.2% of total births. The case presented here is unusual because the definition of cord prolapse cannot be applied to it and the lady did not complain of any history of urinary incontinence or hematuria. The presentation of umbilical cord through maternal urethra led to the speculation of an opening between the anterior uterine wall and the bladder. Fetal demise was diagnosed by abdominal ultrasound. At laprotomy, a communication was found between the bladder and the uterus thus letting the cord traverse through the bladder.

  2. Generation of iPSC line epiHUVEC from human umbilical vein endothelial cells

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    Peggy Matz

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs were used to generate the iPSC line epiHUVEC employing a combination of three episomal-based plasmids expressing OCT4, SOX2, NANOG, LIN28, c-MYC and KLF4. Pluripotency was confirmed both in vivo and in vitro. The transcriptome profile of epiHUVEC and the human embryonic stem cell line — H1 have a Pearson correlation of 0.899.

  3. Plant proteolytic enzyme papain abrogates angiogenic activation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in vitro

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    Mohr, Thomas; Desser, Lucia

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    Background Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a key regulator of physiologic and pathogenic angiogenesis in diseases such as cancer and diabetic retinopathy. It is known that cysteine proteases from plants, like bromelain and papain are capable to suppress inflammatory activation. Recent studies have demonstrated that they may interfere with angiogenesis related pathways as well. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-angiogenic effects of papain on human umbilical vein e...

  4. A 26-Year-Old Retained Demised Abdominal Pregnancy Presenting with Umbilical Fistula

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    Nnadi Daniel

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This is a report on a 72-year-old postmenopausal woman who presented with passage of fetal bones through an umbilical fistula. She was diagnosed as a case of demised abdominal pregnancy, which had been retained for 26 years. She subsequently had exploratory laparotomy, evacuation of the abdominal pregnancy, hysterectomy, and bowel resection. The patient’s condition remained unstable throughout the postoperative period and she died from septicemia on the eleventh day.

  5. The Application of Umbilical Cord Blood Cells in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

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    Koblas, Tomas; Harman, S. Mitchell; Saudek, Frantisek

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    In recent years, human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) has emerged as an attractive tool for cell-based therapy. Although at present the clinical application of HUCB is limited to the fields of hematology and oncology, a rising number of studies show potential for further application in the treatment of non-hematopoietic diseases. HUCB, with its real abundance, simple collection procedure and no serious ethical dilemmas, represents a valuable alternative to the use of other stem cell sources. The...

  6. Inflammatory Disturbances in Preeclampsia: Relationship between Maternal and Umbilical Cord Blood

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    Irene Rebelo; Alexandre Quintanilha; Belmiro Patrício; Susana Rocha; Petronila Rocha-Pereira; Luís Belo; Cristina Catarino; Alice Santos-Silva

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    Preeclampsia (PE) is one of the main causes of maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. PE is associated with an inflammatory state and with oxidative stress, in maternal circulation. Our aim was to evaluate and compare the levels of oxidative stress and inflammatory markers in maternal and umbilical cord blood (UCB), in normal and PE pregnancies. We measured acute-phase proteins (CRP and α1-antitrypsin), proinflammatory cytokines (IL-6 and TNF-α), leukocyte activation (elastase, lactoferr...

  7. Molecular characterization of microbial contaminants isolated from Umbilical Cord Blood Units for transplant

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    Juan Manuel Bello-López

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Disposal of Umbilical Cord Blood Units due to microbial contamination is a major problem in Cord Blood Banks worldwide as it reduces the number of units available for transplantation. Additionally, economic losses are generated as result of resources and infrastructure used to obtain such units. Umbilical Cord Blood Units that showed initial microbial contamination were subject to strains isolation, identification, and characterization by sequencing the 16S rRNA gene and Enterobacterial Repetitive Intergenic Consensus (ERIC-PCR. Moreover, tests of antimicrobial resistance/sensitivity and phenotypic activities that may play an important role in microbial infection were performed. Microbial contamination was detected in 120 Umbilical Cord Blood Units (2.31% in the period from 2003 to 2013. The most frequently isolated strains were Enterococcus faecium, followed by Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus haemoliticus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterococcus durans, Lactobacillus helveticus, Enterococcus hiriae and Roseomonas genomospecies 5. The ERIC-PCR assays revealed a wide genetic diversity in some strains although belonging to the same genus and specie, indicating different sources of contamination. Broad-spectrum penicillins, third generation cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, and fluoroquinolones showed lower inhibitory activity on the tested strains. All strains were proteolytic, 67.69% were amylase-positive, 27.6% hemolysis-positive, and 34.71% nuclease-positive. The most common sources of contamination were: vaginal flora, digestive tract, and skin flora, highlighting the need for staff training in good manufacturing practices in collection SCU since all contaminants identified are part of the microbial flora of the donors. Implications and consequences in the therapeutic use of Umbilical Cord Blood Units for transplantation contaminated by multiresistant bacteria in immunocompromised

  8. Exosomes Derived from Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells Relieve Acute Myocardial Ischemic Injury

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    Yuanyuan Zhao; Xiaoxian Sun; Wenming Cao; Jie Ma; Li Sun; Hui Qian; Wei Zhu; Wenrong Xu

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    This study is aimed at investigating whether human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell- (hucMSC-) derived exosomes (hucMSC-exosomes) have a protective effect on acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Exosomes were characterized under transmission electron microscopy and the particles of exosomes were further examined through nanoparticle tracking analysis. Exosomes (400 μg protein) were intravenously administrated immediately following ligation of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary arte...

  9. Suspension Culture Alters Insulin Secretion in Induced Human Umbilical Cord Matrix-Derived Mesenchymal Cells

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    Fatemeh Seyedi; Alireza Farsinejad; Seyed Amirmahdi Nematollahi-Mahani; Touba Eslaminejad; Seyed Noureddin Nematollahi-Mahani

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    Objective: Worldwide, diabetes mellitus (DM) is an ever-increasing metabolic disorder. A promising approach to the treatment of DM is the implantation of insulin producing cells (IPC) that have been derived from various stem cells. Culture conditions play a pivotal role in the quality and quantity of the differentiated cells. In this experimental study, we have applied various culture conditions to differentiate human umbilical cord matrix-derived mesenchymal cells (hUCMs) into...

  10. Effects of Hypoxia and Chitosan on Equine Umbilical Cord-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells

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    Griffon, D. J.; Cho, J.; Wagner, J. R.; Charavaryamath, C.; Wei, J.; Wagoner Johnson, A.

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    Chitosan opens new perspectives in regenerative medicine as it enhances the properties of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) through formation of spheroids. Hypoxia has also been proposed to enhance stemness and survival of MSCs after in vivo implantation. These characteristics are relevant to the development of an off-the-shelf source of allogenic cells for regenerative therapy of tendinopathies. Umbilical cord-derived MSCs (UCM-MSCs) offer an abundant source of immature and immunoprivileged stem...

  11. STUDY OF MORPHOLOGICAL VARIATIONS OF 50 PLACENTAE WITH UMBILICAL CORDS AND ITS DEVELOPMENTAL RELEVANCE

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    Asra Anjum

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    Full Text Available Introduction: The word “Placenta” is a Latin word and the Greek equivalent word is “Plakons” which means “Flat cake on a plate”. The placenta is a complex multifunctional organ. It provides nutrition, gas exchange, waste removal, endocrine function and immune support. Placenta is a special circulating system to the developing foetus. Being an organ of vital importance for continuation of pregnancy and foetal nutrition it has evolved great interest among the anatomists, embryologists, pathologists and obstetricians. Materials and Methods: The study was done in 50 placentae which were collected from the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in collaboration with the department of Anatomy, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda, Telangana, during the period of 2 years. The morphological variations of placenta, the size, shape, weight and attachment of umbilical cord with its blood vessels were observed, recorded and photographed. The prime objective of the study is to compare and evaluate the morphological alterations of placenta and umbilical cord in pregnancy. Results and Conclusion: In the current study, the majority of the placentae showed round shape, few placentae with oval and irregular and with an accessory lobe in single placenta. The current study also includes variations in insertion of umbilical cords was eccentric in majority, central, marginal and velamentous in a few. Pregnancy induced hypertension significantly affects the placenta by reducing weight and it does not have any significant effect on the shape of placenta, umbilical cord insertion and number of cotyledons on maternal surface. The placenta is the most accurate record of the infants prenatal experience.

  12. Umbilical cord blood gases in newborns with or without nuchal cord: a comparative study

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    Full Text Available "nBackground: Entanglement of the umbilical cord around fetal neck has been reported to be associated with birth asphyxia. On the other hand, current evidence suggests that umbilical arterial pH analysis provides the most sensitive reflection of birth asphyxia. In this study we aimed to evaluate and compare the umbilical arterial hydrogen-ion concentration (pH and to analyze the blood gases of neonates with or without nuchal cord."n "nMethods: In this cohort study, 92 newborns with and 95 without nuchal cords were enrolled at Shahid Akbar Abadi Hospital in Tehran, Iran between the years 2009 and 2010. From each newborn an umbilical arterial blood sample was collected to measure pH, base excess and blood gases."n "nResults: There were no statistically significant differences between newborns with or without nuchal cord regarding maternal age, gestational age, and history of pregnancy. The mean pH in the newborns with nuchal cord (7.21±0.1 was significantly less than the value in the newborns without the cord (7.28±0.1, (P<0.001. In contrast, the mean base excess in the newborns with nuchal cord was more than the ones without the cord (P<0.001. Seven newborns (7.9% in the group with nuchal cord passed meconium during labor while only one (1% newborn did so in the other group."n "nConclusion: Our finding showed that nuchal cord had a significant relationship with acidosis in newborns with nuchal cord. However, this finding needs further investigation to reach a common conclusion. "n 

  13. Time related variations in stem cell harvesting of umbilical cord blood

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    Gianluigi Mazzoccoli; Giuseppe Miscio; Andrea Fontana; Massimiliano Copetti; Massimo Francavilla; Alberto Bosi; Federico Perfetto; Alice Valoriani; Angelo De Cata; Michele Santodirocco; Angela Totaro; Rosa Rubino; Lazzaro di Mauro; Roberto Tarquini

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    Umbilical cord blood (UCB) contains hematopoietic stem cells and multipotent mesenchymal cells useful for treatment in malignant/nonmalignant hematologic-immunologic diseases and regenerative medicine. Transplantation outcome is correlated with cord blood volume (CBV), number of total nucleated cells (TNC), CD34+ progenitor cells and colony forming units in UCB donations. Several studies have addressed the role of maternal/neonatal factors associated with the hematopoietic reconstruction pote...

  14. Metabolomic profiling in blood from umbilical cords of low birth weight newborns

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    Ivorra Carmen; García-Vicent Consuelo; Chaves Felipe Javier; Monleón Daniel; Morales José Manuel; Lurbe Empar

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    Abstract Background Low birth weight has been linked to an increased risk to develop obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension in adult life, although the mechanisms underlying the association are not well understood. The objective was to determine whether the metabolomic profile of plasma from umbilical cord differs between low and normal birth weight newborns. Methods Fifty healthy pregnant women and their infants were selected. The eligibility criteria were being born at term and having a...

  15. Human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cell transplantation for delayed encephalopathy after carbon monoxide intoxication

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    Full Text Available Dianrong Gong,1 Haiyan Yu,1 Weihua Wang,2 Haixin Yang,1 Fabin Han1,21Department of Neurology, 2Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Liaocheng People's Hospital, The Affiliated Liaocheng Hospital, Taishan Medical University, Shandong, People's Republic of ChinaAbstract: Stem cell transplantation is one of the potential treatments for neurological disorders. Since human umbilical cord stem cells have been shown to provide neuroprotection and promote neural regeneration, we have attempted to transplant the human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells (hUCB-MNCs to treat patients with delayed encephalopathy after carbon monoxide intoxication (DEACOI. The hUCB-MNCs were isolated from fresh umbilical cord blood and were given to patients subarachnoidally. Physical examinations, mini-mental state examination scores, and computed tomography scans were used to evaluate the improvement of symptoms, signs, and pathological changes of the patient's brain before and after hUCB-MNC transplantation. A total of 12 patients with DEACOI were treated with hUCB-MNCs in this study. We found that most of the patients have shown significant improvements in movement, behavior, and cognitive function, and improved brain images in 1–4 months from the first transplantation of hUCB-MNCs. None of these patients have been observed to have any severe adverse effects. Our study suggests that the hUCB-MNC transplantation may be a safe and effective treatment for DEACOI. Further studies and clinical trials with more cases, using more systematic scoring methods, are needed to evaluate brain structural and functional improvements in patients with DEACOI after hUCB-MNC therapy.Keywords: human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells, transplantation, delayed encephalopathy after carbon monoxide intoxication, MMSE

  16. Primary umbilical endometrioma: a rare case of spontaneous abdominal wall endometriosis

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    Kouklakis G; Mitrakas A; Liratzopoulos N; Polychronidis AC; Efremidou EI

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    Eleni I Efremidou,1 George Kouklakis,2 Alexandros Mitrakas,1 Nikolaos Liratzopoulos,1 Alexandros Ch Polychronidis11First Surgical Department, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis; 2Endoscopy, Endoscopy Unit, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, GreeceAbstract: Umbilical endometrioma is a rare condition, with an estimated incidence of 0.5%–1% in all patients with en...

  17. Mechanism of angiogenic effects of saponin from ginseng Radix rubra in human umbilical vein endothelial cells.

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    Morisaki, N.; Watanabe, S.; Tezuka, M.; Zenibayashi, M.; Shiina, R.; Koyama, N; Kanzaki, T.; Saito, Y

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    1. The effects of saponin from Ginseng Radix rubra on angiogenesis (tube formation) and its key steps (protease secretion, proliferation and migration) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were examined to elucidate the mechanism of the tissue repairing effects of Ginseng Radix rubra. The effect on a wound healing model was also studied. 2. Tube formation was measured by an in vitro system. The activity and immunoreactivity of tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) as a protease...

  18. Fetal cerebral-umbilical Doppler ratio in prediction of fetal distress in patients with preeclampsia

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    Jurišić Aleksandar; Jurišić Žaklina; Pažin Vladimir; Vasiljević Mladenko; Janković-Ražnatović Svetlana; Dragojević-Dikić Svetlana

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    Bacground/Aim. The use of color Doppler ultrasonography provides noninvasive observation, confirmation and quantification of pathophysiological processes in fetoplacental circulation in pregnant patients. By blood vessel mapping and the obtained waves spectral analysis it is possible to evaluate vascular resistency of the fetus blood vessels. The aim of the study was to evaluate cerebral-umbilical pulsatility index ratio in fetal circulation in prediction of fetal distress in patients with pr...

  19. Lymphoid hyperplasia of the stomach manifesting as umbilicated polypoid lesions: Report of two cases

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    Two cases of benign lymphoid hyperplasia of the stomach manifested by 'multiple, small, umbilicated polypoid lesions' were reported. The difference in radiologic manifestation of this condition in the stomach from doudenum, colon and rectum was shortly commented with stress on the possible role of gastric acidity. Presenting symptoms were sour erutation, indigestion, anorexia, weight loss and probably bleeding. The lesions did not respond to conventional ulcer regimen

  20. Processing and cryopreservation of placental/umbilical cord blood for unrelated bone marrow reconstitution.

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    Rubinstein, P; Dobrila, L; Rosenfield, R E; Adamson, J W; Migliaccio, G; Migliaccio, A. R.; Taylor, P E; Stevens, C E

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    Clinical evidence of hematopoietic restoration with placental/umbilical cord blood (PCB) grafts indicates that PCB can be a useful source of hematopoietic stem cells for routine bone marrow reconstitution. In the unrelated setting, human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched donors must be obtained for candidate patients and, hence, large panels of frozen HLA-typed PCB units must be established. The large volume of unprocessed units, consisting mostly of red blood cells, plasma, and cryopreservatio...

  1. Embolización selectiva de la arteria carótida externa en el manejo de pacientes con tumoraciones benignas en la cavidad nasal y la cara, primeras experiencias en el Hospital México

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    José Luis Solano- Villarroel

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    Full Text Available Justificación: El angiofibroma juvenil nasofaríngeo es uno de los tumores benignos de la cavidad nasal más comunes en los adolescentes, el cual causa epistaxis recurrente, obstrucción nasal, rinorrea y otras manifestaciones clínicas. Los hemangiomas faciales son tumoraciones benignas muy frecuentes en la infancia, y secundariamente al tumor los pacientes pueden presentar deformidades faciales e inclusive sangrados intermitentes. En la actualidad, la embolización de la arteria carótida externa está siendo más utilizada en el manejo de estos pacientes, ya que es un procedimiento mínimamente invasivo y produce una evolución clínica más favorable en los pacientes; también se ha descrito una menor pérdida sanguínea durante el procedimiento quirúrgico y en el postoperatorio, con disminución de la mortalidad. Además, proporciona al paciente una recuperación más pronta y acorta la estancia hospitalaria. Objetivo: Describir las primeras experiencias con la embolización de la arteria carótida externa en pacientes con angiofibroma juvenil nasofaringeo y hemangiomas faciales, en el Hospital México. Resultados: Cuando se hizo la embolización prequirúrgica de los angiofibromas juveniles nasofaringeos, la resección del tumor en pacientes cursó sin ninguna complicación. Además, los pacientes no tuvieron sangrado durante el postoperatorio inmediato. Tras la embolización de las pacientes con hemangiomas se documenta mejoría clínica, disminuyendo la lesión macroscópica en la cara y los sangrados secundarios al hemangioma (en un caso. En ambas enfermedades la recuperación de los pacientes fue muy satisfactoria, sin presentarse ninguna complicación y con una estancia hospitalaria muy corta. Conclusión: Desde hace varios años la embolización prequirúrgica ha sido utilizada en el extranjero como coadyuvante en el manejo de diversas condiciones. Actualmente, está siendo implementada en el medio para el manejo de diferentes

  2. Metabolomic profiling in blood from umbilical cords of low birth weight newborns

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    Ivorra Carmen

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Low birth weight has been linked to an increased risk to develop obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension in adult life, although the mechanisms underlying the association are not well understood. The objective was to determine whether the metabolomic profile of plasma from umbilical cord differs between low and normal birth weight newborns. Methods Fifty healthy pregnant women and their infants were selected. The eligibility criteria were being born at term and having a normal pregnancy. Pairs were grouped according to their birth weight: low birth weight (LBW, birth weight th percentile, n = 20 and control (control, birth weight between the 75th-90th percentiles, n = 30. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR was used to generate metabolic fingerprints of umbilical cord plasma samples. Simultaneously, the metabolomic profiles of the mothers were analysed. The resulting data were subjected to chemometric, principal component and partial least squares discriminant analyses. Results Umbilical cord plasma from LBW and control newborns displayed a clearly differentiated metabolic profile. Seven metabolites were identified that discriminate the LBW from the control group. LBW newborns had lower levels of choline, proline, glutamine, alanine and glucose than did the control newborns, while plasma levels of phenylalanine and citrulline were higher in LBW newborns (p Conclusions Low birth weight newborns display a differential metabolomic profile than those of normal birth weight, a finding not present in the mothers. The meaning and the potential utility of the findings as biomarkers of risk need to be addressed in future studies.

  3. Therapeutic potential of umbilical cord blood cells for type 1 diabetes mellitus.

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    He, Binbin; Li, Xia; Yu, Haibo; Zhou, Zhiguang

    2015-11-01

    Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic disorder that results from autoimmune-mediated destruction of pancreatic islet β-cells. However, to date, no conventional intervention has successfully treated the disease. The optimal therapeutic method for T1DM should effectively control the autoimmunity, restore immune homeostasis, preserve residual β-cells, reverse β-cell destruction, and protect the regenerated insulin-producing cells against re-attack. Umbilical cord blood is rich in regulatory T (T(reg)) cells and multiple types of stem cells that exhibit immunomodulating potential and hold promise in their ability to restore peripheral tolerance towards pancreatic islet β-cells through remodeling of immune responses and suppression of autoreactive T cells. Recently, reinfusion of autologous umbilical cord blood or immune cells from cord blood has been proposed as a novel therapy for T1DM, with the advantages of no risk to the donors, minimal ethical concerns, a low incidence of graft-versus-host disease and easy accessibility. In this review, we revisit the role of autologous umbilical cord blood or immune cells from cord blood-based applications for the treatment of T1DM. PMID:25799887

  4. Methods of isolation, expansion, differentiating induction and preservation of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells

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    LI Dong-rui; CAI Jian-hui

    2012-01-01

    Objective This literature review aims to summarize the methods of isolation,expansion,differentiation and preservation of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs),for comprehensive understanding and practical use in preclinical research and clinical trials.Data sources All the literature reviewed was published over the last 10 years and is listed in PubMed and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI).Studies were retrieved using the key word "human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells".Results Explants culture and enzymatic digestion are two methods to isolate hUCMSCs from WJ and there are modifications to improve these methods.Culture conditions may affect the expansion and differentiating orientations of hUCMSCs.In addition,hUCMSCs can maintain their multi-potential effects after being properly frozen and thawed.Conclusion Considering their multi-potential,convenient and non-invasive accessibility,low immunogenicity and the reported therapeutic effects in several different preclinical animal models,hUCMSCs have immense scope in regeneration medicine as a substitute for MSCs derived from bone marrow or umbilical cord blood.

  5. Short stature with umbilical hernia - Not always due to cretinism: A report of two cases

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    Sharvil S Gadve

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A 7-year-old boy presented with umbilical hernia and short stature. Growth retardation, recurrent upper respiratory tract infections and delayed developmental milestones were present from infancy. Umbilical hernia was diagnosed at the age of 5 years. On examination, he had short-trunk dwarfism, large head circumference, coarse facial features, joint stiffness, hepatosplenomegaly, and mild mental retardation. He had normal biochemical parameters, thyroid function tests and arterial blood gas analysis. Radiological evaluation showed that the child had Hunter syndrome with findings of J-shaped sellaturcica, proximal bulleting of metacarpals, spatulated ribs and anterior beaking of lumbar vertebrae. The second case was a 6-year-old girl with umbilical hernia, short stature, normal biochemistry and radiological findings of mucopolysaccharidosis. However, she also had corneal opacity; confirmed by slit-lamp examination, which led to the diagnosis of Hurler-Scheie syndrome. Enzymatic studies could not be done in both the cases, as they are not available at most centers.

  6. Single-site multi-port laparoscopic endo-surgery: the simple technique - a useful method of purely umbilical porting that ensures triangular laparoscopic ergonomics

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    Umbilical single-port surgery is a recent development that produces better cosmesis and lesser pain. However, the steep learning curve and the higher surgical expense have led to its rather sceptical acceptance. In this regard, a technique is hereby described in which three ports are directly inserted on the umbilical mound (without raising the umbilical-flap) through three small incisions to form an isosceles triangle. The respective fascial-entries are made farther away to achieve satisfactory inter trocar distance. This technique complies with the laparoscopic triangulation principles, likely to further reduce postoperative umbilical pain/morbidity, and achieve good umbilical aesthetics as the scars recede within the umbilicus. As only the routine laparoscopic instruments were utilized, it also has a potential to reduce the surgical cost. Therefore, the authors feel that this technique can be a valuable addition to the existing umbilical laparoscopic methods. (author)

  7. Mulheres doadoras de leite humano Mujeres donantes de leche humana Reasons women donate breast milk

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    Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: verificar algumas variáveis do perfil sócio-demográfico de doadoras de leite humano no Banco de Leite e identificar as razões que as fazem doar seu leite. MÉTODOS: estudo exploratório de caráter descritivo, com abordagem qualitativa, realizado em maio de 2003 com 11 doadoras de leite humano em maternidade pública de Fortaleza-CE. Para coleta de dados utilizou-se formulário semi-estruturado. RESULTADOS: a maioria apresentava idade entre 16 e 20 anos, eram casadas, possuíam instrução do ensino fundamental até o universitário. O motivo que levou as nutrizes a doar seu leite era o ingurgitamento mamário e eram encaminhadas por profissionais de saúde. A maioria desconhecia os benefícios proporcionados pelo aleitamento materno para a mãe e filho, bem como a importância do Banco de Leite. CONSIDERAÇÕES FINAIS: sugere-se que as mulheres em geral devem receber informações a respeito dos benefícios e importância do aleitamento natural, incluindo informações sobre doação do leite humano, mediante os bancos de leite.OBJETIVO: se tuvo como objetivos verificar algunas variables del perfil socio-demográfico de donantes de leche humana en el Banco de Leche e identificar las razones que las llevan a donar su leche. MÉTODOS: estudio exploratorio de carácter descriptivo, con abordaje cualitativo, realizado en mayo del 2003 con 11 donantes de leche humana en una maternidad pública de Fortaleza-CE. Para la recolección de datos se utilizó un formulario semi-estructurado. RESULTADOS: la mayoría tenía edades comprendidas entre los 16 y 20 años, casadas, poseían instrucción de enseñanza fundamental. El motivo que llevó a las nutrices a donar su leche fue la turgencia mamaria siendo encaminadas por profesionales de salud. La mayoría desconocía los beneficios proporcionados por la lactancia materna tanto para la madre como para el hijo, así como la importancia del Banco de Leche. CONSIDERACIONES FINALES: se sugiere

  8. Marketing Ético como Fundamento del Bien Común en Organizaciones Humanas

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    Alejandro Fernández Baptista

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Los hombres poseen necesidades que deben ser satisfechas con el objeto de lograr una vida cónsona con los principios básicos de dignificación de la persona humana, alimento, vestido, medicamentos, comunicación, entretenimiento, transporte, entre otras, son algunas de las necesidades básicas que los seres humanos día tras día se esfuerzan por cubrir mediante el trabajo digno, utilizando para ello las potencialidades propias de cada quien. Las organizaciones modernas por medio del marketing como proceso administrativo, pretende lograr la satisfacción de tales necesidades por medio de la identificación oportuna de dichos requerimientos, elaborando productos y servicios que los satisfagan al crear una propuesta de valor superior a tales expectativas. Sin embargo, tal propuesta debería estar inmersa dentro de parámetros éticos y morales, las cuales garanticen la correcta utilización de cada uno de los elementos de la mezcla de mercadotecnia, producto, precio, promoción y la distribución. De esta manera los gerentes de marketing al momento de tomar decisiones éticas sobre estos tópicos, permitirían en desarrollo de organizaciones humanas promotoras del bien común dentro del contexto donde se desenvuelvanPalabras Clave: Marketing ético; Bien Común; Organizaciones Humanas. Marketing Ethical as the Foundation of the Common Wealth on Human OrganizationsAbstractThe people have needs that must be met for a life in keeping with the basic principles of dignification of the human person, food, clothing, medicines, communication, entertainment, transportation, among others, are some of the basic needs of human beings every day strive to cover using decent, using work of their own potential each person. Modern organizations marketing as administrative process aims at achieving the satisfaction of those needs in the timely identification of those requirements, developing products and services satisfying them to create a proposal for a value

  9. Réplicas y perfección humana: Los niños del Brasil y GATTACA

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    Rodríguez, Gemma; Baños Díez, Josep Eladi

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    [ES] La posibilidad de la clonación humana se ha convertido en una preocupación social tras la aparición de la oveja Dolly en 1997. Los avances de la genética molecular y de las técnicas de reproducción en los últimos treinta años han planteado una situación que parecía muy lejana tras la clonación de ranas en 1952. La visión cinematográfica de la clonación humana ha oscilado desde el terror de La invasión de los ladrones de cuerpos (1956) a la comicidad de El dormilón (1973). En ...

  10. A Paisagem como Imagem e Representação do Espaço na Geografia Humana

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    Marcio Pereira Santos

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo procuramos dar uma base teórica mais aprofundada, assim como maior divulgação, a uma frente de pesquisa considerada pouco explorada na Geografia Humana, pela qual, a partir do paradigma do Espaço como objeto de estudo e da Paisagem como categoria de analise, defendemos à tese da Paisagem como sendo imagem e representação de espaço apropriado e produzido pelo homem. Utilizaremos, para tanto, fontes teóricas contemporâneas (Milton Santos, David Harvey, Gottdiener, etc. e da própria história do pensamento geográfico (Hartshorne, Carl sauer etc., assim como outras teorias das ciências humanas, sobretudo da Filosofia (Sartre, Wittgenstein, etc..

  11. Legitimidad de la Huelga de Hambre. Un debate sobre el derecho a la vida y la dignidad Humana

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    Jorge Precht Pizarro

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    Full Text Available La huelga de hambre es una forma de protesta social, pacífica y extrema al mismo tiempo, en la que se tensionan valores esenciales del individuo, como la vida y la libertad, contenidos ambos en el núcleo mismo de la dignidad Humana. Sobre esta base, estudiamos los alcances de la huelga de hambre, desde sus fundamentos éticos esenciales hasta su dimensión jurídica y constitucional. Entre otros, se revisan los debates en materia de derechos fundamentales, algunas propuestas de tratamiento penal y las colisiones con los derechos de la infancia y adolescencia. En particular, se aborda el tratamiento jurisprudencial que le han dado los Tribunales Superiores de Justicia en Chile, formulando un juicio crítico, fundado en una ética de la Dignidad Humana y en las garantías fundamentales propiamente tales, frente a discutibles argumentaciones jurisprudenciales que han privilegiado soluciones contingentes.

  12. El concepto de "tradición" en la filosofía de las ciencias sociales y humanas

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    Renato Huarte Cuéllar

    2012-01-01

    Para hablar de las ciencias sociales y humanas y lo que las caracteriza en sudiscusión epistemológica, conviene hacer un análisis de lo que autores comoKuhn, Laudan, Popper y Gadamer tienen que aportar a la noción de “tradición”para la filosofía de la ciencia en general y para la filosofía de las cienciassociales y humanas. Además de revisar estos enfoques, considero importanterevisar la definición de lo que es la tradición y una interrelación de elementosentre filosofía y ciencias sociales. ...

  13. La vida humana como principio interpretativo radical en la filosofía de Ortega y Gasset

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    Antonio Gutiérrez-Pozo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo presentamos el concepto de vida humana como texto eterno en el pensamiento de Ortega y sus consecuencias para el problema de la interpretación. La filosofía de la razón vital de Ortega se fundamenta en el concepto de vida humana como realidad radical y principio interpretativo universal, y por esta razón se presenta desde el principio como una filosofía hermenéutica de la vida y no como una reducción hacia la conciencia trascendental. Esta hermenéutica se practica especialmente en el ámbito del arte. Pero para Ortega todo texto es hermenéutico y necesita por tanto la interpretación, porque ningún texto posee en sí mismo su verdad.

  14. EFEITO DO CONSUMO DA RAÇÃO HUMANA SOBRE O PERFIL LIPÍDICO E GLICEMIA DE RATOS

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    Janine Louise Borré; Vilma Blondet de Azeredo; Paola Núbile Galvão; Solange Augusta de Sá; Antonio Orestes de Salvo Castro

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    A Ração Humana é considerada um complemento alimentar e uma das novas tendências de dietas da moda. Este estudo avaliou os efeitos da "Ração Humana" sobre o perfil lipídico e glicemia de ratos. Foram utilizados 32 Rattus Wistar, com 45 dias de vida. Os resultados são apresentados como média aritmética e desvio padrão. Para comparação de médias foi utilizado ANOVA one-way, com Tukey como pós-teste. Foi aceito nível de significância de 5%. A glicemia manteve-se semelhante entre os grupos estuda...

  15. Human umbilical cord Wharton's Jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells differentiation into nerve-like cells

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    MA Lian; FENG Xue-yong; CUI Bing-lin; Frieda Law; JIANG Xue-wu; YANG Li-ye; XIE Qing-dong; HUANG Tian-hua

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    Background The two most basic properties of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are the capacities to self-renew indefinitely and differentiate into multiple cells and tissue types. The cells from human umbilical cord Wharton's Jelly have properties of MSCs and represent a rich source of primitive cells. This study was conducted to explore the possibility of inducing human umbilical cord Wharton's Jelly-derived MSCs to differentiate into nerve-like cells.Methods MSCs were cultured from the Wharton's Jelly taken from human umbilical cord of babies delivered after full-term normal labor. Salvia miltiorrhiza and β-mercaptoethanol were used to induce the human umbilical cord-derived MSCs to differentiate. The expression of neural protein markers was shown by immunocytochemistry. The induction process was monitored by phase contrast microscopy, electron microscopy (EM), and laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM) .The pleiotrophin and nestin genes were measured by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Results MSCs in the Wharton's Jelly were easily attainable and could be maintained and expanded in culture. They were positive for markers of MSCs, but negative for markers of hematopoietic cells and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)-related cells. Treatment with Salvia miltiorrhiza caused Wharton's Jelly cells to undergo profound morphological changes. The induced MSCs developed rounded cell bodies with multiple neurite-like extensions. Eventually they developed processes that formed networks reminiscent of primary cultures of neurons. Salvia miltiorrhiza and β-mercaptoethanol also induced MSCs to express nestin, β-tubulinⅢ, neurofilament (NF) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). It was confirmed by RT-PCR that MSCs could express pleiotrophin both before and after induction by Salvia miltiorrhiza. The expression was markedly enhanced after induction and the nestin gene was also expressed.Conclusions MSCs could be isolated from human umbilical

  16. Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles label human bone marrow and umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells

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    Ma Yan; Zhang De-qing; Chen Le; Wang Jian; Zhang Xue; Hou Yan; Bi Xiao-juan; Yang Rong; Hu An-hua

    2012-01-01

      BACKGROUND: Nowadays, it is becoming more and more important to optimize safety of human derived cel s, label cel s efficiently and track cel s after cel s transplantation both in basic research and clinic application. OBJECTIVE: To compare the cel viability, labeling efficiency and imaging effect of the T2* weight image (WI) magnetic resonance (MR) between the human bone marrow and umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cel s labeled with the superparamaganetic iron oxide nanoparticles, as wel as to optimize their treatment efficiency. METHODS: The third generation of human bone marrow and umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cel s were cultured, and labeled with 5-30 mg/L Feridex Ⅳ and protamine sulfate. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The viability of human bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cel s was similar with human umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cel s (P >0.05). There was no significant difference of labeling rate between the bone marrow msenchymal stem cel s labeled with 5-30 mg/L Feridex Ⅳ(P >0.05); while there was significant difference of labeling rate between the umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cel s labeled with 5 mg/L Feridex Ⅳ and 20 and 30 mg/L Feridex Ⅳ(P <0.05); the positive labeling rate of umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cel s was lower than that of bone marrow msenchymal stem cel s after labeled with 10 mg/L FeridexⅣ(P <0.05). When two sources of cel s were labeled with Feridex Ⅳ more than 2 mg/L, the iron oxide particles were found in the cel suspension and could not be removed by elution and filtration. The signal intensity from 3.0T MR GRE T2*WI scan was decreased with the increasing of Feridex Ⅳ concentration in both cel types. It is safe and effective to label the two tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cel s with 10 mg/L Feridex Ⅳ-protamine sulfate complex, and can be observed with T2*WI MR.

  17. CORRELATION OF UMBILICAL CORD LENGTH WITH FOETAL A ND MATERNAL OUTCOME

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: The cord disposition and length of umbilical cord in the amniotic cavity remain unrecognised till the birth of the ba by.Cord complications remain one of the major causes of foetal death. OBJECTIVES: To study 1. Length of umbilical cord in new-born babies 2. The outcome of pregnancy with abnormal length of umb ilical cord 3. The relation between umbilical cord length and cord abnormalities 4. Relation between umbilical cord abnormalities and pe rinatal outcome METHODS: This study of 200 cases was carried out in S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambajogai over a period of 6 months from Jan 2011 to Jun 2011. 100 cases belonged to control group (cord length 50-60 cm. Study group had short cord (i.e. c ord length less than 50 cm comprising 20 cases and long cord (i.e. cord length above 60 cm comprising 80 cases. Apgar score at 1 and 5 minutes after birth were recorded. Birth weight and sex of all babies were noted. Number of loops of cord and position noted. Cord loop tight or l oose noted (only for LSCS cases. RESULTS: Maximum numbers of cases were from age group 20-24 years. Parity was not found to affect cord length. Maximum cases (31.25% of fo etal distress were found in group with cord length more than 60 cm. Significantly low APGAR sco re at 5 mins noted in long cord group (15% than control group. Cord length in control and study group in relation to the sex of the foetus was found to be statistically insignificant. 30 cases from long cord group required caesarean section and most of them for foetal distr ess. Cord entanglement (88.75% was the most common complication in long cord group. CONCLUSION: Minimum observed cord length in this study was 28 c m and maximum cord length was 98 cm. There was no relation between mat ernal age, parity, sex of the foetus with the umbilical cord length. Cord abnormalities were obse rved in long cord group only. Higher percentage of caesarean section and perinatal mortali ty was more in long

  18. Dignidade da pessoa humana e o décimo segundo camelo - sobre os limites da fundamentação de direitos

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    Sobottka, Emil Albert

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    Full Text Available Dignidade da pessoa humana adquiriu em anos recentes um destaque como princípio fundamental a partir do qual são derivados direitos, considerados igualmente fundamentais. Com base na discussão provocada por Luhmann sobre recursos externos ao direito num sistema definido como operativamente fechado e cognitivamente aberto, o texto discute se a dignidade da pessoa humana consegue ocupar este lugar funcional.

  19. Nivel de conocimientos de médicos generales integrales de Las Tunas sobre nutrición humana

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    Eslhey Sánchez Domínguez

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    Full Text Available La nutrición humana es un instrumento imprescindible a la hora de realizar intervenciones de salud, para ello se requiere de profesionales con un nivel adecuado de conocimientos sobre esta materia. Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo, transversal, en las cuatro áreas de salud del municipio de Las Tunas, en el período comprendido entre septiembre de 2010 y febrero de 2011. El objetivo de la investigación fue caracterizar los niveles de conocimientos sobre nutrición humana que tienen los especialistas y los residentes en medicina general integral. La muestra quedó conformada por 162 profesionales, a los que se les aplicó un cuestionario estructurado en cinco temas. Se realizó el análisis porcentual de los resultados y, de acuerdo al análisis integral del cuestionario, el 56,2% demostró conocimientos en los niveles medio y alto, el resto evidenció insuficiencias significativas (71 profesionales. Por el tipo de pregunta, el 49,4% (80 profesionales reveló dificultades en diferentes aspectos que constituyen generalidades de nutrición humana. En contraste con ello, el 62,3% demostró niveles de conocimientos medios y altos acerca del empleo de la nutrición en la prevención y tratamiento de enfermedades. Por temas, las deficiencias se centraron en: Aspectos generales y Alimentos, con el 51,2 y 58,7%, respectivamente. Se concluye que en los profesionales incluidos en el estudio existió un discreto predominio de los que poseen niveles de conocimientos medios y altos sobre nutrición humana. Las mayores deficiencias cognoscitivas estuvieron al relacionar los nutrientes con los alimentos y en aspectos generales de nutrición, que es necesario tener presente a la hora de promocionar estilos de vida saludables

  20. Umbilical melanoma: case report and review of anatomical and therapeutic aspects

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    Full text of publication follows: Background: Malignant melanoma corresponds to 5% of cutaneous neoplasias. However, umbilical melanoma is a rare occurrence, with only 13 cases reported on the literature. The purpose of this article is to present a case of umbilical primary melanoma, discuss the anatomy and lymphatic drainage of this region, and the therapeutic aspects. Clinical description: Three years ago, a 65 years-old white woman from Recife-PE, presented an umbilical pigmented nevus. It grew in size and one year ago the pigmentation increased. Examination showed depressed umbilical scarring completely filled by pigmented lesion with 1.5 cm, irregular borders and a depigmented area; no enlarged inguinal and axillary lymph nodes. Chest X-Ray, CT scan of abdomen and pelvis, and ultrasonography of groin and axillary lymphatic chains were normal. The pathological diagnosis after incisional biopsy was ulcerated malignant melanoma, without defining Breslow classification. Subsequently a complete excision of the lesion was performed; slide showed Breslow 8 mm and 1 mm of margin. Lymphoscintillography showed three left axillary lymph nodes. During surgical widening, the peritoneum seemed disease-free. Lymphatic mapping identified three lymph nodes, one of them not coloured by vital blue. All the lymph nodes were free of metastasis on histopathological and immunohistochemical examination. Discussion: Among the umbilical tumors, 80% are metastatic, the most common branch of which is the gastrointestinal tract. Melanoma is included in the other 20% corresponding to primary neoplasias of the umbilicus, which also include sarcomas, basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. From the embryological point of view, the umbilical scar can contain residues of several types of epithelial tissue of the gastrointestinal duct remaining from the omphalomesenteric duct. Anatomical aspects remain to be studied, such as the cylindrical form and the content within its thickness

  1. Las raíces de la identidad: los dispositivos de la reflexividad social humana, su evolución y sus efectos

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    Pablo Navarro

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    Full Text Available Este artículo explora algunos de los componentes de la identidad social humana. Describe esa identidad como un mecanismo auto-reflectivo que ha evolucionado históricamente de forma paralela al desarrollo estructural de las sociedades humanas. Los diferentes perfiles que adopta la identidad social humana se corresponden con los diversos mecanismos de reflexividad social que desarrollan esas sociedades. El dispositivo reflexivo original de las sociedades humanas es la reflexividad reflectiva, cuyo instrumento es la conciencia autoconsciente y heteroconsciente de los individuos. Por medio de este dispositivo, cada individuo es capaz de crear elaborados mapas sociales de su entorno. Pero además de este mecanismo primigenio de la socialidad humana, y en el transcurso de la evolución social, han surgido otros mecanismos de naturaleza no reflectiva, que se basan no ya en la interacción consciente, sino en una interacción de carácter intencionalmente disipativo. Se trata de una interacción que se genera, no a partir de alguna forma de confluencia intencional entre los actores, sino como consecuencia de una peculiar trabazón entre algunas de las consecuencias no queridas de sus acciones. Esta reflexividad disipativa, ejemplificada por las relaciones de mercado, se entrelaza con la susodicha reflexividad reflectiva y conjuntamente determinan la clase de identidad social humana que es característica de las sociedades modernas.

  2. Effect of selective occlusion of the umbilical arteries and/or veins on uterine blood flow in sheep.

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    Hasaart, T H; de Haan, J; Horiguchi, T

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    Maternal uterine blood flow was depressed during total umbilical cord occlusion, probably based on an increased fetal cotyledonary tissue pressure (Hasaart and de Haan (1985) Eur. J. Obstet. Gynec. Reprod. Biol., 19, 125-131). This supposed mechanism was further analysed by performing selective occlusions of the umbilical arteries and/or veins (mean occlusion time 35 s). An occluding device which allowed separate occlusion of umbilical veins and arteries was applied to the umbilical cord in 7 chronically prepared fetal lambs between 106 and 135 days gestation. Median uterine artery blood flow (UBF) was measured with an electromagnetic flow meter. During occlusion of both umbilical veins (VV, n = 22) in 6 animals a maximal decrease in UBF to 87.5% of control value (P less than 0.001) was found at the end occlusion, followed by a gradual return to control value in the post occlusion period. Occlusion of both umbilical arteries (AA, n = 29) in 5 animals was accompanied by a slight increase in UBF to 103% of control value (P less than 0.01). Total occlusion of the umbilical arteries and veins simultaneously (n = 17) in 4 animals did not result in any change in UBF. The changes in volume and turgor in the fetal cotyledonary tissue associated with the arterial and venous occlusions should lead to respectively a decrease (AA) and increase (VV) in resistance to maternal flow, causing the changes in uterine blood flow. It is concluded that volume changes in the fetal compartment of the sheep placenta affect maternal uterine blood flow. PMID:3956829

  3. EL CONCEPTO DE VIDA «PREPERSONAL», EN EL FUTURO DE LA NATURALEZA HUMANA, DE J. HABERMAS

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    Roberto Germán Zurriaráin

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se aborda el concepto de vida "prepersonal" en el libro de J. Habermas: El Futuro de la Naturaleza Humana. El autor sostiene que la vida prenatal es 2indisponible", pero no «inviolable». Habermas sostiene que el término "inviolabilidad" no es sinónimo de "indisponibilidad". El nacimiento, como acto socialmente individualizador, constituye a un organismo humano en una persona. La naturalidad del nacimiento desempeña el papel conceptualmente exigible de tal comienzo indisponible. Sin embargo, la vida humana prenatal no puede dejarse en manos de una ponderación de bienes que abra una ancha rendija a la instrumentalización de la vida. Por tanto, según Habermas, el estatuto ontológico de la vida "prepersonal", como individuo de la especie humana, radica no en lo que ya es en el vientre materno, sino en lo que será en el momento del nacimiento. El reconocimiento de la vida "prepersonal" proviene de lo que el ser humano será después del nacimiento.

  4. Papel de gestión humana en procesos de flexibilidad numérica en organizaciones colombianas

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    Ninfa Del Carmen Vega-Monsalve

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    Full Text Available El fenómeno de la flexibilización numérica en Colombia -referida a la autonomía de la empresa para vincular y desvincular trabajadores de acuerdo con las demandas del mercado- nace con la llegada de algunas multinacionales que implementaban, en sus países de origen, medidas de desregularización laboral. Hoy, después de 30 años, se ha convertido en una práctica común en todo tipo de empresas. Sin embargo, no existía en el país un estudio empírico que comprendiera el papel que asume gestión humana frente al escenario de flexibilización laboral numérica. Este trabajo lo hace, desde un enfoque cualitativo de estudio de caso, de tipo descriptivo a profundidad y sobre una muestra de 22 empresas de Colombia. Los resultados mostraron que gestión humana está asumiendo un papel pasivo, en un ambiente que desvirtúa los principios de la flexibilidad contractual, plantea retos para los distintos actores y contribuye a la literatura centrada en la relación entre flexibilidad numérica y gestión humana.

  5. Creencia en la benevolencia humana en delincuentes: un estudio inicial en función al delito

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    Susana V. Díaz Huamán

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    Full Text Available Con una versión de la Escala de Creencia en la Benevolencia Humana, de Thomton y Kline (1982, 60 internos del Establecimiento Penitenciario "San Jorge" de Lima son evaluados para establecer si la creencia en la Benevolencia Humana varía en función del tipo de delito cometido, la condición jurídica, el tiempo de internamiento acumulado, la edad y el grado de instrucción. Los análisis estadísticos con la t de student y la r de Pearson muestran que, los internos que todavía no han sido sentenciados, los que tienen menor tiempo acumulado de internamiento, los de mayor edad y nivel de instrucción son los que evidencian mayor desconfianza en la benevolencia humana. Los autores presentan polémicas interpretaciones y conclusiones.Thomton and Kline (1982 Belief in Human Benevolence Scale is used to assess 60 subjects confined in a Penitentiary Institution. The main goal was to stablish if belief in human benevolence varies according to the type of transgression, juridical condition, time of confinement, age and instruction. Statistical results with t-student and r-Pearson show that prisoners that have not yet been jugded, that have less time in the institution and that are older and with higher instruccional level show a higher mistrust in human benevolence. Results are discussed.

  6. Angiotomografia coronariana multislice na avaliação da origem anômala das artérias coronarianas Angiotomografía coronaria multislice en la evaluación del origen anómalo de las arterias coronarias Multislice coronary angiotomography in the assessment of coronary artery anomalous origin

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    Daniel Rocha Rabelo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: A origem anômala das artérias coronarianas é uma entidade relativamente rara, podendo se apresentar de várias formas clínicas e evoluir de forma adversa. A angiotomografia multislice das artérias coronarianas vem ganhando espaço na prática clínica diária, representando importante método propedêutico, com grande potencial na avaliação anatômica dessas artérias. Objetivo: O objetivo deste estudo é descrever os achados angiotomográficos e a evolução de pacientes com origem anômala das artérias coronarianas. Métodos: Durante o período de janeiro de 2008 a março de 2011, foram avaliados consecutivamente 404 pacientes encaminhados para realização de angiotomografia das coronárias por diversos motivos, com tempo médio de seguimento de 21 meses. Resultados: Nove pacientes (2,2% apresentaram origem anômala das artérias coronárias, sendo quatro com origem anômala da artéria circunflexa (Cx em Coronária Direita (CD, dois com origem anômala da CD (um com origem de CD em Cx, e um com origem de CD em seio coronariano esquerdo, um paciente com tronco coronariano único (descendente anterior e Cx saindo do seio coronariano esquerdo, um com trajeto anômalo do tronco da coronária esquerda entre aorta e artéria pulmonar e um paciente apresentando tronco coronariano esquerdo originando-se do seio coronariano direito. Dos pacientes avaliados, um paciente recebeu um cardiodesfibrilador implantável; um paciente evoluiu com morte súbita durante internação hospitalar; e os outros não tiveram intercorrências. Conclusão: A angiotomografia multislice das coronárias representa método propedêutico minimamente invasivo que possibilita detectar a origem, o curso e terminação das anomalias de origem das artérias coronarianas com excelente acurácia, possibilitando o correto diagnóstico e auxiliando no planejamento terapêutico.RESUMEN FUNDAMENTO: El origen anómalo de las arterias coronarias es una entidad

  7. Anomalías congénitas de la arteria aorta: Evaluación mediante tomografía computada multicorte en neonatos y niños Congenital abnormalities of aortic artery: Assessment in neonates and early childhodd with multislice tomography

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    Diego Haberman

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Para la evaluación de los defectos congénitos de la arteria aorta, los métodos de imágenes utilizados tradicionalmente son la ecocardiografia y la radiología simple. La angiotomografía computada multicorte aparece como un método de relevancia en el diagnóstico de estas entidades, permitiendo evaluar en forma no invasiva, rápida y precisa las distintas anormalidades, otorgando de esta manera información sumamente útil a los cirujanos cardiovasculares para definir la estrategia quirúrgica. En el presente artículo revisamos las aplicaciones de la angiotomografia computada multicorte en la evaluación de las malformaciones congénitas de la arteria aorta más frecuentes en el periodo neonatal y en la primera infancia.In the evaluation of aortic artery congenital abnormalities, the echocardiography and the plain X ray are the traditionally used imaging methods. Multislice angiotomography appears as an important method in diagnosis of these different diseases allowing evaluate these entities in a non invasive, fast and accurate form, giving to cardiovascular surgeons very important information to delineate the surgical strategy. In this article, we review the applications of multislice angiotomography in the evaluation of most frequent congenital anomalies of aorta artery, performed in neonates and early childhood.

  8. Grande fístula bilateral da artéria coronária: a escolha do tratamento clínico Gran fístula bilateral de la arteria coronaria: la selección del tratamiento clínico Large bilateral coronary artery fistula: the choice of clinical treatment

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    Luciana Oliveira Cascaes Dourado

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Relatamos o caso de um paciente do sexo feminino, assintomática, com grande fístula bilateral da artéria coronária-artéria pulmonar. O monitoramento clínico foi a opção escolhida para tratamento. Discutimos os pormenores das opções terapêuticas, enfatizando a tendência excessiva de utilizar a abordagem cirúrgica e a grande escassez de acompanhamentos clínicos de longo prazo em pacientes assintomáticos.Relatamos el caso de un paciente del sexo femenino, asintomática, con gran fístula bilateral de la arteria coronaria-arteria pulmonar. El monitoreo clínico fue la opción elegida para el tratamiento. Discutimos los pormenores de las opciones terapéuticas, enfatizando la tendencia excesiva de utilizar el abordaje quirúrgico y la gran escasez de seguimientos clínicos de largo plazo en pacientes asintomáticos.

  9. Disfunción tiroidea en adultos infectados por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana

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    Erika Abelleira

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Los pacientes con infección por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (HIV tienen una mayor prevalencia de disfunción tiroidea cuando se los compara con la población general. Las manifestaciones más frecuentemente observadas son: el síndrome del eutiroideo enfermo, la enfermedad de Graves y el hipotiroidismo subclínico. La relación entre el uso de la terapia antirretroviral y el incremento en la prevalencia de alteraciones tiroideas fue demostrada en varias series de pacientes. La enfermedad de Graves se reconoce claramente como una consecuencia del síndrome de restitución inmune. Además, existen estudios que sugieren una relación entre hipotiroidismo y el uso de inhibidores nucleósidos de la transcriptasa reversa, en particular estavudina y el inhibidor no nucleósido de la transcriptasa reversa efavirenz. Nuevos estudios podrán aportar evidencia adicional sobre la necesidad de evaluaciones rutinarias de la función tiroidea en pacientes infectados por HIV.

  10. Seroprevalencia de hidatidosis humana en población adulta de Sancos, Ayacucho 2005

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    Vanessa García-Apaico

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de determinar la seroprevalencia de hidatidosis humana en la población adulta de 18 a 65 años de edad residentes en el distrito de Sancos (Ayacucho en la sierra central del Perú, se desarrolló un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal durante los meses de mayo a diciembre del año 2005. El diagnóstico de hidatidosis se realizó primero con un tamizaje con ELISA y las que fueron positivas se les realizó inmunoblot. De 355 personas estudiadas, 13 presentaron serología positiva para hidatidosis, lo que representa una prevalencia de 3,7% (IC95% 1,6-5,8%, de estos, sólo dos mostraron sintomatología. El grupo de edad con mayor frecuencia de casos fue el de 30 a 50 años de edad. Los ganaderos pastores y ganaderos comerciantes fueron los grupos ocupacionales más afectados. No se encontró factores asociados con la presencia de hidatidosis.

  11. La construcción de esquemas: un modelo explicativo de construcción humana

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    Pilar AZNAR MINGUET

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Desde el alternativismo constructivista, se ha venido enfatizando el proceso activo del sujeto en la elaboración e interpretación de información, lo cual ha llevado a establecer como postulado básico el hecho de que la construcción de la realidad es un proceso activo y personal. Esta particular explicación de la configuración humana a través de la acción surge como reacción a la explicación conductista por la grave carencia que suponía, desde ésta, el hacer depender la configuración conductual de la relación funcional entre estímulos y respuestas; en esta concepción se desdeñaba el papel que desempeñaba el organismo como conductor y difusor del estímulo

  12. Las Reglas Óntico-Constitutivas, Fundamentos de la Persona y la Dignidad Humana

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    Juan Omar Cofré Lagos

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas normativos -especialmente el Derecho- están constituidos por diversos tipos de reglas. Algunos sostienen que al ser el Derecho en último extremo una convención, sus reglas crean los objetos jurídicos y las relaciones entre las normas, todo lo cual constituye, en definitiva, la malla jurídica de la que trata la práctica jurídica y la ciencia del Derecho. Otros han pensado que hay que distinguir al menos dos tipos de reglas: las que efectivamente crean sus propios objetos jurídicos y las que derivan de la naturaleza de las cosas. El matrimonio, por ejemplo, tal como lo ha concebido tradicionalmente el derecho civil -y siempre el derecho canónico- implica, por naturaleza, un consorcio entre un hombre y una mujer. Pero, más allá de esta distinción, consideramos que la persona humana y su singular y única dignidad y derechos (humanos determinan y fundan óntica y naturalmente un conjunto de principios y normas que obligan al constituyente y al legislador.

  13. O pensamento representacional e sua atualização nas ciências humanas

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    Eduardo Maurício Bomfim

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available As ciências humanas ocupam um lugar particular na produção do conhecimento. Surgidas em decorrência de mudanças gerais na estrutura epistemológica e político-administrativa do século XIX, elas adquirem uma configuração específica que as localiza no cruzamento de vários outros saberes, como apontado pelo historiador Michel Foucault. Além disso, elas comportam outra peculiaridade, caracterizando-se em sua atividade por uma estreita relação com o que o filósofo Gilles Deleuze denomina de modelo da representação. A partir das análises de algumas obras destes dois pensadores, veremos como esses saberes operam uma atualização da representação por meio da normalização dos indivíduos.

  14. Treatment of human scabies with oral ivermectin Tratamento da sarna humana com ivermectina oral

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    Ismael A. CONTI DÍAZ

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available Thirty-eight patients with scabies (21 males and 17 females received oral ivermectin in two doses of 200 mg/kg at 7 days interval. Excellent results were achieved in 29 cases (76.34%, improvement in 6 (15.78% and poor responses in 3 (7.88%. Tolerance was satisfactory-excellent in 32 patients (84.2%. The effectiveness and safety of the drug described in previous studies are confirmed by the present results.Neste trabalho foram avaliadas a eficácia e a tolerância da ivermectina oral no tratamento da sarna humana. A droga foi administrada em duas doses de 200 mg/kg com um intervalo de uma semana entre elas. Dos 43 casos incluídos no trabalho, só 38 puderam ser avaliados, obtendo-se resultados satisfatórios em 29 pacientes (76,34%, melhoria em 6 (15,78% e insatisfatórios em 3 (7,88%. A tolerância foi excelente em 84,2% dos casos analisados. Os resultados obtidos confirmam a utilidade e a segurança deste fármaco no tratamento da parasitose referida.

  15. Uma abordagem naturalista da consciência humana A naturalistic approach to human consciousness

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    Alfredo Pereira Júnior

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Abordo neste trabalho alguns dos principais problemas filosóficos concernentes a uma concepção naturalista da consciência humana, assim como algumas evidências disponíveis na neuropsicologia e neurofisiologia, sobre a relação entre atividade cerebral e experiência consciente. Inicialmente faço uma revisão sobre a definição de "consciência", seu estatuto filosófico e relação com os processos emocionais, e proponho três condições para sua atribuição a um sistema físico. Em seguida, identifico diferentes modalidades de consciência, e seus correlatos cerebrais em diferentes escalas espaciais e temporais. Finalmente, discuto possíveis mecanismos biofísicos subjacentes aos processos conscientes.This essay discusses some central philosophical problems concerning the naturalistic concept of consciousness, as well as evidence from neuropsychology and neurophysiology regarding the relation of brain activity and conscious experience. Initially I review the problem of defining "consciousness", the philosophical approach to the phenomenon and its relation to emotional processes. The next step is a proposal of three conditions for the attribution of consciousness to physical systems. In the following section, I identify different modalities of consciousness and their respective neural correlates in different spatial and temporal scales. Finally, I discuss possible biophysical mechanisms underlying conscious processing.

  16. Exposição humana a trialometanos presentes em água tratada

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    Maria Y Tominaga

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se uma revisão bibliográfica do período de 1974-1998, no MEDLINE, sobre compostos orgânicos halogenados derivados de hidrocarbonetos denominados de trialometanos. Muitos deles, reconhecidamente carcinogênicos para diferentes espécies animais, podem ser encontrados freqüentemente, inclusive entre nós, em águas tratadas e enviadas à população urbana. É o caso de compostos como o clorofórmio, bromodiclorometano, clorodibromometano e bromofórmio, resultantes da halogenação de precursores, principalmente substâncias húmicas e fúlvicas presentes na água que será tratada (clorada. Assim, descreve-se sua formação, fontes de exposição humana bem como os aspectos toxicológicos de maior importância: disposição cinética e espectro dos efeitos tóxicos (carcinogênicos, mutagênicos e teratogênicos decorrentes de exposições a longo prazo e baixas concentrações. Níveis seguros de exposição propostos são também fornecidos.

  17. Emocionalidad y moralidad en el debate sobre la clonación humana

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    Santiago Gabriel Calise

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo que se presenta a continuación está dedicado al análisis de las emociones desplegadas en el debate bioético en torno del tema de la clonación humana. Al igual que respecto de otras innovaciones científicas que generan polémica, las posiciones suelen tender hacia el miedo o la esperanza. Aquí, a través de los conceptos de P. Livet, se pondrá el acento en el análisis de la relación entre las emociones desplegadas, los valores que estas emociones revelan y el proceso de revisión de las últimas. También será esencial analizar si realmente existe coherencia entre las emociones expresadas y los valores defendidos (identidad, dignidad, etc.. Ante su falta, se hablará, como señala Ogien, de pánico moral, situación en la cual, la puesta en escena de grandes reglas morales universales y de profundos sentimientos de indignación, esconde el rechazo a ir al fondo de las propias razones morales, por miedo a tener que admitir que los propios prejuicios se encuentran infundados.

  18. A precariedade humana e a existência estilizada Human precariousness and stylized existence

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    Rita Paiva

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tematiza o desamparo vivenciado pela consciência ante a ausência de bases sólidas para seus anseios de felicidade e para suas representações simbólicas. Com esse propósito, toma como objeto de reflexão um dos ensaios filosóficos de Albert Camus, O mito de Sísifo, equacionando a possibilidade de uma ética que estilize a vida, sem que se minimize a dolorosa precariedade da existência humana. Posteriormente, em diálogo com alguns textos de M. Foucault, a reflexão procura estabelecer os vínculos possíveis entre a ética camusiana e a ética como uma estética da existência, tal como pensada entre os gregos antigos.This article discusses the helplessness experienced by the consciousness vis-à-vis the absence of solid bases for its longings for happiness and for its symbolic representations. For this purpose, the object of reflection of the article is one of Albert Camus' philosophical essays, The Myth of Sisyphus, and we inquire into the possibility of an ethics that stylizes life without minimizing the painful precariousness of human existence. Making reference to certain texts by Foucault, we attempt to establish possible connections between Camus' ethics and an ethics of the aesthetics of existence as found in the thinkers of ancient Greece.

  19. Amino acid composition of parturient plasma, the intervillous space of the placenta and the umbilical vein of term newborn infants

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    J.S. Camelo Jr.

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to determine the levels of amino acids in maternal plasma, placental intervillous space and fetal umbilical vein in order to identify the similarities and differences in amino acid levels in these compartments of 15 term newborns from normal pregnancies and deliveries. All amino acids, except tryptophan, were present in at least 186% higher concentrations in the intervillous space than in maternal venous blood, with the difference being statistically significant. This result contradicted the initial hypothesis of the study that the plasma amino acid levels in the placental intervillous space should be similar to those of maternal plasma. When the maternal venous compartment was compared with the umbilical vein, we observed values 103% higher on the fetal side which is compatible with currently accepted mechanisms of active amino acid transport. Amino acid levels of the placental intervillous space were similar to the values of the umbilical vein except for proline, glycine and aspartic acid, whose levels were significantly higher than fetal umbilical vein levels (average 107% higher. The elevated levels of the intervillous space are compatible with syncytiotrophoblast activity, which maintain high concentrations of free amino acids inside syncytiotrophoblast cells, permitting asymmetric efflux or active transport from the trophoblast cells to the blood in the intervillous space. The plasma amino acid levels in the umbilical vein of term newborns probably may be used as a standard of local normality for clinical studies of amino acid profiles.

  20. Human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells promote regeneration of crush-injured rat sciatic nerves

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    Mi-Ae Sung; Jong-Ho Lee; Hun Jong Jung; Jung-Woo Lee; Jin-Yong Lee; Kang-Mi Pang; Sang Bae Yoo; Mohammad S. Alrashdan; Soung-Min Kim; Jeong Won Jahng

    2012-01-01

    Several studies have demonstrated that human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells can promote neural regeneration following brain injury. However, the therapeutic effects of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells in guiding peripheral nerve regeneration remain poorly understood. This study was designed to investigate the effects of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells on neural regeneration using a rat sciatic nerve crush injury model. Human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (1 × 106) or a PBS control were injected into the crush-injured segment of the sciatic nerve. Four weeks after cell injection, brain-derived neurotrophic factor and tyrosine kinase receptor B mRNA expression at the lesion site was increased in comparison to control. Furthermore, sciatic function index, Fluoro Gold-labeled neuron counts and axon density were also significantly increased when compared with control. Our results indicate that human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells promote the functional recovery of crush-injured sciatic nerves.