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  1. Diferentes origens do Hormônio Folículo Estimulante (FSH influenciam a viabilidade e o desenvolvimento de folículos pré-antrais caprinos

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    Deborah de Melo Magalhães

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of pituitary (pFSH or recombinant (rFSH FSH on the survival and growth of caprine preantral follicles. Caprine ovarian tissues were in vitro cultured for one or seven days in Minimum Essential Medium (MEM alone or containing 10, 50, 100 and 1000 ng/ml of pFSH or rFSH. Control tissues (non-cultured and those cultured were processed for histological and ultrastructural studies. In addition, follicular and oocyte diameter were analysed. After seven days of culture, only 50 ng/ml of rFSH maintained the percentage of normal follicles similar to control. Moreover, 10 ng/ml of pFSH and all the concentrations of rFSH promoted primordial follicles activation. In addition, the presence of 50 ng/ml of rFSH promoted the highest follicular diameter at day seven of culture. In conclusion, 50 ng/ml of rFSH maintained the ultrastructural integrity of caprine preantral follicles, promoted primordial follicles activation and further growth of cultured follicles.

  2. Associação entre depressão na perimenopausa e níveis séricos de estradiol e hormônio folículo-estimulante Association between depression in the perimenopause and serum levels of estradiol (E2 and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH

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    Cláudio N Soares

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: A perimenopausa é freqüentemente associada ao surgimento de alterações físicas e emocionais. Estudos prévios indicam uma associação entre variações dos hormônios folículo-estimulante (FSH, luteinizante (LH bem como de estrógenos e o surgimento de transtornos do humor, particularmente depressão. Este estudo investigou a correlação entre mudanças nos níveis de estradiol (E2 e FSH e a sintomatologia depressiva em mulheres na perimenopausa. MÉTODOS: Cinqüenta mulheres foram recrutadas nos atendimentos de uma clínica de menopausa e de um serviço psiquiátrico para realização de ensaio clínico com uso de 17 b-estradiol ou placebo. Selecionaram-se mulheres em perimenopausa (idade entre 40 e 55 anos, presença de alterações vasomotoras, irregularidade menstrual nos últimos 6 meses e/ou amenorréia há no máximo 12 meses, níveis de FSH>20 UI/L e com diagnóstico de transtorno depressivo pelo DSM-IV (transtorno depressivo maior, transtorno distímico ou transtorno depressivo sem outra especificação. Dosagens séricas iniciais e finais (semana 12 de FSH e E2, bem como avaliações da sintomatologia depressiva (escores da MADRS foram analisadas e suas correlações investigadas. RESULTADOS: As pacientes apresentaram mudanças (pOBJECTIVES: Previous studies suggest that the perimenopause is a period of increased risk for physical and emotional disturbances. The intense fluctuation in hormone levels during the perimenopause has been associated with the presence of depressive symptoms. The present study investigated the association between levels of estradiol (E2 and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH and the severity of depressive symptoms of women in the perimenopause. METHODS: Fifty perimenopausal women (age: 40-55 years, all meeting DSM-IV criteria for depressive disorders [major depressive disorder, dysthymia or depressive disorders NOS], with irregular periods and FSH levels > 20 IU/L were selected from a larger

  3. Relação entre os níveis séricos do hormônio anti-Mulleriano, inibina B, estradiol e hormônio folículo estimulante no terceiro dia e o status folicular ovariano Relationship of serum anti-Müllerian hormone, inhibin B, estradiol and FSH on day 3 with ovarian follicular status

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    Juliano Brum Scheffer

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: examinar a hipótese de que o nível sérico do hormônio anti-Mülleriano (HAM reflete o status folicular ovariano. MÉTODOS: Desenho: estudo prospectivo. Pacientes: foram incluídas 101 candidatas à FIV-TE submetidas à estimulação ovariana controlada com agonista de GnRH e FSH. Depois de atingir a supressão da hipófise e antes da administração de FSH (dia basal, os níveis séricos de HAM, inibina B e FSH foram avaliados. O número de folículos antrais foi determinado pela ultra-sonografia (dia basal (folículo antral precoce; 3-10 mm. RESULTADOS: as médias do nível sérico de HAM, inhibina B, E2, P4 e FSH (dia basal foram 3,4±0,14 ng/mL, 89±4,8 pg/mL, 34±2,7 pg/mL, 0,22±0,23 ng/mL e 6,6±0,1 mUI/mL, respectivamente, e a média do número de folículos antrais precoces foi 17±0,39. O nível sérico do HAM foi negativamente correlacionado com a idade (r= -0,19, pPURPOSE: to examine the hypothesis that serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH levels reflect the ovarian follicular status. METHODS: Design: prospective study. Patients: we studied 101 IVF-ET candidates undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation with GnRH agonist and FSH. After the achievement of pituitary suppression and before FSH administration (baseline, serum AMH, inhibin B, and FSH levels were measured. The number of antral follicles was determined by ultrasound at baseline (early antral follicles; 3-10 mm. RESULTS: at baseline, median serum levels of AMH, inhibin B, E2, P4 and FSH were 3.42±0.14 ng/mL, 89±4.8 pg/mL, 34±2.7 pg/mL, 0.22±0.23 ng/mL and 6.6±0.1 mIU/mL, respectively, and the mean number of early antral follicles was 17±0.39. Serum levels of AMH were negatively correlated with age (r=-0.19, p<0.04, and positively correlated with number of antral follicles (r=0.65, p<0.0001, but this did not apply to serum levels of either inhibin B, E2 or FSH. CONCLUSION: the data demonstrate an association between AMH and antral follicular counts

  4. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) blood test

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    ... ency/article/003710.htm Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) blood test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) blood test measures the level of FSH in blood. FSH ...

  5. Recombinant FSH versus urinary gonadotrophins or recombinant FSH for ovulation induction in subfertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Bayram, N.; van Wely, M.; van der Veen, F.

    2001-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Over the last four decades, various urinary FSH (uFSH) products of different purity have been developed. In 1988 recombinant FSH (rFSH ) was prepared by transfecting Chinese hamster ovary cell lines with both FSH subunit genes. Both rFSH and uFSH are known to be effective in inducing

  6. Preparation of 125I FSH hormone

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    Castro de Sabbatini, D.; Nieto de Nunez, G.; Mitta, A.E.A.

    1976-01-01

    Labelling of human FSH of pituitary origin with 125 I and its purification are described. Suitable parameters are selected for the use of radioimmunologic technique for FSH dosage in human serum. (author) [es

  7. Receptores do factor estimulante de colónias de macrófagos do robalo

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    Oliveira, Márcio Adriano Guiomar de

    2010-01-01

    O receptor do factor estimulante de colónias de macrófagos, também conhecido como receptor do factor estimulante de colónias-1 (CSF1R), é um receptor de um factor de crescimento hematopoiético que é especificamente expresso em células do sistema fagocítico-mononuclear e desempenha um papel essencial no desenvolvimento e regulação destas células. O CSF1R já foi descrito em vários mamíferos e a sua biologia tem sido exaustivamente caracterizada nestes vertebrados mas o conheci...

  8. Immunodetection of Luteinizing Hormone (LH, Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH and Prolactin (PRL in Brachionus calyciflorus (Rotifera: Monogononta

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    Jesús Alvarado-Flores

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The endocrine system controls and coordinates behavioral, biochemical, and physiological processes through signal mechanisms using neuropeptides or products of neurosecretory cells. Among invertebrates, this system is poorly studied in rotifers, in which estrogens and androgens significantly affect sexual reproduction. This is the first report of the presence of the Luteinizing Hormone (LH, Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH and Prolactin (PRL in rotifers. Analyses included the avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex method with primary antibodies LH (Anti-Rat LH serum for RIA, PRL (Anti-Rat PRL serum for RIA, FSH (Anti-Rat FSH serum for RIA and TSH (Anti-Rat TSH serum for RIA. These hormones were found in females, males and parthenogenetic and sexual eggs of the freshwater Brachionus calyciflorus. The immunoreactivity of FSH, LH, TSH and PRL in females was observed in: ovaries, cerebrum, mastax, stomach, lorica, and the stomach gland. However, in males LH was observed only at the trochal disk and cerebrum. The hormones FSH, TSH and PRL, were observed in testicles, contractil vesicles, and cementary gland of males. Regarding amictic or parthenogenetic eggs, the hormones LH, FSH, TSH, and PRL were located mainly in the micromeres, and the staining in the macromeres was weak. On the other hand, in the mictic or sexual eggs the inner shell is stained for the hormones PRL and LH, opposite to the staining of FSH and TSH, located mainly in the embryo. In general, immuno-reactivity was observed in areas important for the reproductive, excretory, digestive and developmental processes. Rev. Biol. Trop. 57 (4: 1049-1058. Epub 2009 December 01.Se logró detectar la presencia de las hormonas: Hormona Luteinizante (LH, Hormona Folículo Estimulante (FSH, Hormona Estimulante de la Tiroides (TSH y Prolactina (PRL en Brachionus calyciflorus siendo el primer reporte de la presencia de dichas hormonas en rotíferos. Estas hormonas fueron

  9. Both recombinant African catfish LH and FSH are able to activate the African catfish FSH receptor

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    Vischer, HF; Granneman, JCM; Linskens, MHK; Schulz, RW; Bogerd, J

    LH and FSH are heterodimeric glycoprotein hormones, composed of a common alpha-subunit non-covalently associated with a hormone-specific beta-subunit. Repeated efforts to isolate catfish FSH (cfFSH) have not been successful and only catfish LH (cfLH) has been purified from catfish pituitaries.

  10. Estimulantes tipo-anfetamínicos : uma abordagem no trânsito, analítica e forense

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    Kristiane de Cássia Mariotti

    2013-01-01

    A utilização de substâncias estimulantes tipo-anfetamínicos (ATS) por motoristas com objetivo de aumentar o tempo de vigília é um conhecido problema nacional com consequências sociais e legais. A dietilpropiona (DIE) e o femproporex (FEN) figuram entre os estimulantes do sistema nervoso central (SNC) mais utilizados por condutores no trânsito brasileiro. O metilfenidato (MPH) é um fármaco que apresenta propriedades similares à cocaína e à anfetamina (AMP). Sua utilização como droga de rua e r...

  11. Estimulantes alimentares para larvas de pacu Feeding stimulants for pacu lavae

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    Marcelo Borges Tesser

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo foi realizado com o objetivo de investigar o efeito estimulante de cinco aminoácidos (alanina, arginina, glicina, histidina e lisina da betaína e de suas misturas sobre a taxa de ingestão de dieta microencapsulada durante o desenvolvimento larval de pacu Piaractus mesopotamicus. Os resultados da análise estatística comprovaram a existência de efeito significativo, tanto da idade das larvas como dos aminoácidos, sobre a taxa de ingestão. No entanto, não houve significância estatística para a interação dos dois fatores. A glicina, a lisina e a beta��na foram considerados bons estimuladores do comportamento alimentar de larvas de pacu.The present study aimed to investigate the stimulant effect of five amino acids (alanine, arginine, glycine, histidine and lysine from betaine and their mixtures on the ingestion rates of formulated diet during the larval development of pacu Piaractus mesopotamicus. The statistical results showed significant effect of age and treatment. However, no significant effect was observed for the interaction of both factors. Glycine, lysine and betaine are considered good stimulants of the pacu feeding behavior.

  12. Hormônio folículo estimulante como preditor do achado de espermatozóides móveis na biópsia testicular de casos de azoospermia

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    Souza Carlos Augusto Bastos de

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar fatores preditivos do achado de espermatozóides móveis em casos de azoospermia. MÉTODOS: Sessenta pacientes com diagnóstico de azoospermia tiveram avaliado seu volume testicular e dosagens séricas de hormônio folículo estimulante (FSH, hormônio luteinizante (LH, prolactina e testosterona. Os pacientes foram submetidos à biópsia testicular bilateral com anestesia local. As amostras obtidas foram submetidas à avaliação no laboratório de biologia de reprodução, sendo classificadas em: ausência de espermatozóides, presença de espermatozóides móveis e imóveis, e à avaliação histológica. Foram comparados: idade, valores hormonais, volume testicular e histologia com o achado de espermatozóides móveis. Foi considerado significativo um P < 0,05. RESULTADOS: Quarenta e cinco pacientes possuíam azoospermia não-obstrutiva. Foi encontrada uma diferença significativa entre os grupos com achado de espermatozóides móveis e o grupo com ausência de espermatozóides quanto aos valores de FSH (P=0,037 ANOVA one-way. Foi construída uma curva ROC que determinou valores abaixo de 16,05 UI/L (sensibilidade de 76,2%, especificidade de 67,7% como preditivos do achado de espermatozóides móveis. Não foram encontradas outras diferenças estatísticas. CONCLUSÕES: O FSH possui boa acurácia na determinação da presença de espermatozóides móveis na biópsia testicular de pacientes azoospérmicos. O exame físico, os valores de testosterona, LH e prolactina não podem ser utilizados na predição do sucesso da biópsia testicular para fins de reprodução assistida.

  13. The relationship of EDLS, FSH and LH with PIH

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    Zhang Xuefeng

    2003-01-01

    To evaluate the role of serum EDLS, FSH and LH in the pathogenesis of PIH, levels of serum EDLS, FSH and LH were measured by radioimmunoassay in 200 patients with PIH. Results: In PIH group, mean level of serum EDLS was significantly higher than that in the normal control group (P<0.01); mean levels of serum FSH and LH were significantly lower than that in the normal control group (P<0.001). EDLS, FSH and LH may play important action in the pathogenesis of PIH

  14. Occurrence of postmenopausal-like acidic follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) isoforms precedes the rise of FSH before menopause.

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    Thomas, C.M.G.; Span, P.N.; Smeenk, J.M.J.; Hanssen, R.G.; Braat, D.D.M.; Sweep, F.C.

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess the glycoform distribution patterns of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) during the menstrual cycle at different ages and FSH levels, after menopause, and with premature ovarian failure (POF). DESIGN: Controlled clinical study. SETTING: Healthy

  15. Efficacy of Highly Purified Urinary FSH versus Recombinant FSH in Chinese Women over 37 Years Undergoing Assisted Reproductive Techniques

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    Xuemei Liu

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Urine derived follicle-stimulating hormone (uFSH contains a higher proportion of acidic isoforms, whereas recombinant FSH (rFSH contains a higher proportion of less-acidic isoforms. Less-acidic isoforms have a faster clearance, and thus a shorter half-life than the acidic FSH isoforms. The slow clearance of the acidic isoforms has a longer half-life and higher biological activity. This study was designed to determine whether uFSH or rFSH is more effective in older Chinese women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques (ART. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective, randomized, controlled cohort study. A total of 508 Chinese women over 37 years were randomized into two following study groups for their in vitro fertilization (IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI cycles: i. group A (n=254 were treated with rFSH, and ii. group B (n=254 were treated with uFSH. Both groups were suppressed with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH analogue using a long down-regulation protocol. The main outcomes for comparison were days of stimulation, estradiol (E2 on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG administration, number of oocytes collected, amount of FSH used, quantity of FSH/oocyte, endometrial thickness at hCG day, M П oocyte rate, 2PN zygote rate, grade І embryo rate, number of embryos cryopreserved, pregnancy rate, implantation rate, abortion rate and the rate of no transferable embryos. Results: Twenty two cycles including 16 cycles with poor ovarian response and six cycles with ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome were cancelled. There were 243 cycles left in each group. The patients treated with uFSH had a significantly higher 2PN zygote rate (87.4 vs. 76.6%, p0.05. Conclusion: This study showed that uFSH produced a significantly higher proportion of grade І embryos than rFSH in older Chinese women and there was a significantly lower chance of no transferable embryos in uFSH cycles. The clinical efficacy of the two

  16. Avian LH and FSH: comparison of several radioimmunoassays

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    Goldsmith, A.R.; Follett, B.K.

    1983-01-01

    Comparisons were made between various LH and FSH radioimmunoassays currently being used to measure avian hormones. The two LH assays were the homologous chicken system of Follett et al. (1972) and the turkey assay of Burke et al. (1979). These assays were also used in heterologous arrangement by interchanging the iodinated LH fractions and antisera. Five FSH assays were analyzed: two homologous chicken systems (Scanes et al., 1977; Sakai and Ishii, 1980) an assay based on mammalian materials (rat FSH and anti-ovine FSH antiserum, and one using labelled turkey FSH (Burke et al., 1979) with an anti-chicken FSH antiserum. The potencies of purified chicken and turkey gonadotrophin preparations and of a range of plasma samples from Japanese quail were measured in each assay. The two LH systems showed some degree of species specificity, such that chicken LH was more active than turkey LH in the chicken assay, whereas the reverse was true in the turkey LH assay. The potency estimates of the purified hormones in the various FSH assays were very consistent. The qualitative changes in plasma hormone levels were similar in all assays, although there were some differences in the magnitude of the responses

  17. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) unmasks specific high affinity FSH-binding sites in cell-free membrane preparations of porcine granulosa cells

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    Ford, K.A.; LaBarbera, A.R.

    1988-11-01

    The purpose of these studies was to determine whether changes in FSH receptors correlated with FSH-induced attenuation of FSH-responsive adenylyl cyclase in immature porcine granulosa cells. Cells were incubated with FSH (1-1000 ng/ml) for up to 24 h, treated with acidified medium (pH 3.5) to remove FSH bound to cells, and incubated with (125I)iodo-porcine FSH to quantify FSH-binding sites. FSH increased binding of FSH in a time-, temperature-, and FSH concentration-dependent manner. FSH (200 ng/ml) increased binding approximately 4-fold within 16 h. Analysis of equilibrium saturation binding data indicated that the increase in binding sites reflected a 2.3-fold increase in receptor number and a 5.4-fold increase in apparent affinity. The increase in binding did not appear to be due to 1) a decrease in receptor turnover, since the basal rate of turnover appeared to be very slow; 2) an increase in receptor synthesis, since agents that inhibit protein synthesis and glycosylation did not block the increase in binding; or 3) an increase in intracellular receptors, since agents that inhibit cytoskeletal components had no effect. Agents that increase intracellular cAMP did not affect FSH binding. The increase in binding appeared to result from unmasking of cryptic FSH-binding sites, since FSH increased binding in cell-free membrane preparations to the same extent as in cells. Unmasking of cryptic sites was hormone specific, and the sites bound FSH specifically. Unmasking of sites was reversible in a time- and temperature-dependent manner after removal of bound FSH. The similarity between the FSH dose-response relationships for unmasking of FSH-binding sites and attenuation of FSH-responsive cAMP production suggests that the two processes are functionally linked.

  18. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) activates extracellular signal-regulated kinase phosphorylation independently of beta-arrestin- and dynamin-mediated FSH receptor internalization

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    Piketty, Vincent; Kara, Elodie; Guillou, Florian; Reiter, Eric; Crepieux, Pascale

    2006-01-01

    Background The follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSH-R) is a seven transmembrane spanning receptor (7TMR) which plays a crucial role in male and female reproduction. Upon FSH stimulation, the FSH-R activates the extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK). However, the mechanisms whereby the agonist-stimulated FSH-R activates ERK are poorly understood. In order to activate ERK, some 7 TMRs require beta-arrestin-and dynamin-dependent internalization to occur, whereas some others do not. In the present study, we examined the ability of the FSH-activated FSH-R to induce ERK phosphorylation, in conditions where its beta-arrestin- and dynamin-mediated internalization was impaired. Methods Human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells were transiently transfected with the rat FSH-R. Internalization of the FSH-R was manipulated by co-expression of either a beta-arrestin (319–418) dominant negative peptide, either an inactive dynamin K44A mutant or of wild-type beta-arrestin 1 or 2. The outcomes on the FSH-R internalization were assayed by measuring 125I-FSH binding at the cell surface when compared to internalized 125I-FSH binding. The resulting ERK phosphorylation level was visualized by Western blot analysis. Results In HEK 293 cells, FSH stimulated ERK phosphorylation in a dose-dependent manner. Co-transfection of the beta- arrestin (319–418) construct, or of the dynamin K44A mutant reduced FSH-R internalization in response to FSH, without affecting ERK phosphorylation. Likewise, overexpression of wild-type beta-arrestin 1 or 2 significantly increased the FSH-R internalization level in response to FSH, without altering FSH-induced ERK phosphorylation. Conclusion From these results, we conclude that the FSH-R does not require beta-arrestin- nor dynamin-mediated internalization to initiate ERK phosphorylation in response to FSH. PMID:16787538

  19. Dose of recombinant FSH and oestradiol concentration on day of HCG affect embryo development kinetics

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    Muñoz, Manuel; Cruz, María; Humaidan, Peter

    2012-01-01

    During follicular growth, the follicle is exposed to an almost ever-changing composition of isoforms of FSH and LH, which causes a number of different and divergent biological effects. Through a time-lapse system, embryo kinetics were examined following the use of FSH only (recombinant FSH, rFSH)...

  20. Costs and outcomes associated with IVF using recombinant FSH.

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    Ledger, W; Wiebinga, C; Anderson, P; Irwin, D; Holman, A; Lloyd, A

    2009-09-01

    Cost and outcome estimates based on clinical trial data may not reflect usual clinical practice, yet they are often used to inform service provision and budget decisions. To expand understanding of assisted reproduction treatment in clinical practice, an economic evaluation of IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) data from a single assisted conception unit (ACU) in England was performed. A total of 1418 IVF/ICSI cycles undertaken there between October 2001 and January 2006 in 1001 women were analysed. The overall live birth rate was 22% (95% CI: 19.7-24.2), with the 30- to 34-year age group achieving the highest rate (28%). The average recombinant FSH (rFSH) dose/cycle prescribed was 1855 IU. Average cost of rFSH/cycle was 646 pound(SD: 219 pound), and average total cost/cycle was 2932 pound (SD: 422 pound). Economic data based on clinical trials informing current UK guidance assumes higher doses of rFSH dose/cycle (1750-2625 IU), higher average cost of drugs/cycle (1179 pound), and higher average total cost/cycle (3266 pound). While the outcomes in this study matched UK averages, total cost/cycle was lower than those cited in UK guidelines. Utilizing the protocols and (lower) rFSH dosages reported in this study may enable other ACU to provide a greater number of IVF/ICSI cycles to patients within given budgets.

  1. The -29G/A FSH receptor gene polymorphism is associated with higher FSH and LH levels in normozoospermic men.

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    Tamburino, L; La Vignera, S; Tomaselli, V; Condorelli, R A; Cannarella, R; Mongioì, L M; Calogero, A E

    2017-10-01

    The functional role of the FSHR promoter -29G/A polymorphism (rs1394205) in men is not clear. Some studies failed to find a relationship between the FSHR -29G/A and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels and did not associate the SNP with male infertility. Only one study showed that the FSHR -29 SNP modulates serum FSH levels in Baltic young male cohort. Because the SNP -29G/A has to be shown to have a strong effect on in vitro transcription activity of the FSHR promoter and the activation of FSHR is necessary for a normal FSH function, this study was undertaken to assess whether the FSHR -29G/A SNP modulates the gonadal endocrine function in men. A total of 200 men with alteration of conventional sperm parameters or normozoospermia (according to the parameters WHO 2010), were genotyped by TaqMan Assay. Hormone levels were measured by immunoassay, and sperm analysis was performed according to the World Health Organization criteria. A significant gradient of increasing FSH levels across the FSHR -29G/A genotypes was observed (p men (n = 110), those with FSHR -29A-allele carriers (GA + AA and AA) had higher serum FSH (p men with the GG genotype. The carrier status of rs1394205 genotypes did not affect the other endocrine parameters neither in men with altered sperm parameters nor in normozoospermic men. The FSHR -29G/A polymorphism modulates FSH and, for the first time, LH serum levels and BMI in normozoospermic men. These findings underline the importance to pay close attention to the studies of genetic variations associated with clinical-endocrine parameters.

  2. Avaliação dos efeitos do estradiol e do FSH nos níveis de leptina em mulheres com supressão da função hipofisária Effects of estradiol and FSH on leptin levels in women with pituitary suppression

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    Selmo Geber

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: identificar a correlação entre os níveis séricos de leptina e os níveis de estradiol e do hormônio folículo-estimulante (FSH em mulheres com supressão da função hipofisária, e suas possíveis interferências no eixo reprodutivo. MÉTODOS: estudamos prospectivamente 64 pacientes submetidas à hiperestimulação ovariana controlada com FSH recombinante para tratamento pela técnica de reprodução assistida, devido a fator masculino ou tubário, e 20 pacientes em uso de valerato de estradiol, para preparo endometrial, em tratamento de doação de óvulos, por falha de resposta ovariana em ciclo prévio. Todas as pacientes utilizaram análogo de GnRH no início do tratamento, de forma a obter a supressão da função hipofisária. Para a análise estatística dos resultados, foram utilizados os testes chi2, t de Student e correlação de Pearson, quando adequado. Os resultados foram considerados significativos quando pPURPOSE: to identify the relationship between serum levels of leptin and the levels of estradiol and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH in women with pituitary suppression and to evaluate its possible interference on the reproductive axis. METHODS: a total of 64 patients submitted to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation with recombinant FSH for assisted reproduction, due to a male or tubal factor, and 20 patients using estradiol valerate, for endometrial preparation in order to be submitted to oocyte donation treatment were studied. All patients used GnRH analogues before starting treatment in order to avoid premature LH surge. Data were analyzed statistically by the chi2 test, Student's t-test and the Pearson correlation test, when appropriate, with the level of significance set at p<0,05. RESULTS: it was observed that leptin levels correlated with body mass index (BMI even though they had not influenced growth rate of these hormones. A positive correlation was observed between estradiol and leptin levels in both

  3. Predicting ongoing pregnancy following ovulation induction with recombinant FSH in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

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    van Wely, Madelon; Bayram, Neriman; van der Veen, Fulco; Bossuyt, Patrick M. M.

    2005-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Ovulation induction with recombinant FSH (rFSH) is common in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) not responding to clomiphene citrate treatment, despite the associated risk of multiple pregnancies. We analysed clinical, ultrasonographic and endocrine parameters during initial

  4. Consumo de Estimulantes Cerebrais por Estudantes de Medicina de uma Universidade do Extremo Sul do Brasil: Prevalência, Motivação e Efeitos Percebidos

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Introdução Substâncias psicoestimulantes são aquelas com capacidade de aumentar o estado de alerta e a motivação, além de possuírem propriedades antidepressivas, de melhora no humor e no desempenho cognitivo. Por esse motivo, muitos estudantes fazem consumo indiscriminado dessas substâncias. O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar o uso de substâncias estimulantes do sistema nervoso central pelos estudantes de graduação em Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande – Furg (RS, verificando as substâncias mais utilizadas, os motivos de uso e o perfil dos usuários. Métodos Foi realizado um estudo quantitativo observacional do tipo transversal com 200 estudantes de graduação em Medicina da Furg, matriculados nessa instituição no segundo semestre de 2015. Para a coleta de dados, utilizou-se um questionário padronizado e de autopreenchimento, com questões demográficas, comportamentais e sobre o uso de estimulantes. Foram coletadas informações acerca do consumo de cafeína, metilfenidato (Ritalina®, modafinil, piracetam, bebidas energéticas, anfetaminas e MDMA (ecstasy. Os dados foram analisados pelo teste exato de Fisher no pacote estatístico Stata 11.2. Resultados A prevalência de uso de substâncias estimulantes na vida foi de 57,5% (IC95% 50,9 a 64,4, sendo que 51,3% destes começaram a usá-las durante a faculdade. O uso de psicoestimulantes no momento da pesquisa teve prevalência de 52,3% (IC95% 45,3 a 59,3, valendo destacar que 16,6% dos estudantes consumiam mais de uma substância psicoestimulante. As substâncias mais consumidas foram bebidas energéticas (38,0% e cafeína mais de cinco vezes por semana (27,0%. O consumo de estimulantes foi maior entre os estudantes das séries iniciais do curso. Os principais motivos alegados para o consumo de estimulantes foram compensar a privação de sono (47,4% e melhorar raciocínio, atenção e/ou memória (31,6%. Em relação aos efeitos percebidos com o uso de

  5. Allosteric activation of the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) receptor by selective, nonpeptide agonists.

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    Yanofsky, Stephen D; Shen, Emily S; Holden, Frank; Whitehorn, Erik; Aguilar, Barbara; Tate, Emily; Holmes, Christopher P; Scheuerman, Randall; MacLean, Derek; Wu, May M; Frail, Donald E; López, Francisco J; Winneker, Richard; Arey, Brian J; Barrett, Ronald W

    2006-05-12

    The pituitary glycoprotein hormones, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), act through their cognate receptors to initiate a series of coordinated physiological events that results in germ cell maturation. Given the importance of FSH in regulating folliculogenesis and fertility, the development of FSH mimetics has been sought to treat infertility. Currently, purified and recombinant human FSH are the only FSH receptor (FSH-R) agonists available for infertility treatment. By screening unbiased combinatorial chemistry libraries, using a cAMP-responsive luciferase reporter assay, we discovered thiazolidinone agonists (EC50's = 20 microm) of the human FSH-R. Subsequent analog library screening and parallel synthesis optimization resulted in the identification of a potent agonist (EC50 = 2 nm) with full efficacy compared with FSH that was FSH-R-selective and -dependent. The compound mediated progesterone production in Y1 cells transfected with the human FSH-R (EC50 = 980 nm) and estradiol production from primary rat ovarian granulosa cells (EC50 = 10.5 nm). This and related compounds did not compete with FSH for binding to the FSH-R. Use of human FSH/thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor chimeras suggested a novel mechanism for receptor activation through a binding site independent of the natural hormone binding site. This study is the first report of a high affinity small molecule agonist that activates a glycoprotein hormone receptor through an allosteric mechanism. The small molecule FSH receptor agonists described here could lead to an oral alternative to the current parenteral FSH treatments used clinically to induce ovarian stimulation for both in vivo and in vitro fertilization therapy.

  6. Avaliação dos níveis basais de FSH em pacientes inférteis com endometriose profunda de ovário tratadas cirurgicamente Evaluation of basal FSH serum levels in infertile patients with deep ovarian endometriosis who underwent surgery

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    Sandra Frankfurt

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a reserva ovariana de pacientes inférteis portadoras de endometriose profunda de ovário, submetidas à cirurgia excisional dos endometriomas, atendidas entre os meses de Fevereiro e Novembro de 2008. MÉTODOS: estudo prospectivo que incluiu 30 pacientes portadoras de endometriose graus III e IV com comprometimento profundo de ovário submetidas à cirurgia excisional dos endometriomas e 30 pacientes portadoras de endometriose graus I e II que foram alocadas como Grupo Controle. A reserva ovariana foi avaliada indiretamente a partir do valor do hormônio folículo estimulante (FSH basal (U/L, entre o terceiro e quinto dias do ciclo, após um período de 12 meses da cirurgia. O índice de massa corpórea (IMC foi calculado conforme a fórmula de Quetelet [peso (kg/estatura (cm²]. Para a comparação das variáveis "idade", "IMC" e "valores de FSH basal" entre os grupos, foi utilizado o teste não paramétrico U de Mann-Whitney. RESULTADOS: não foi encontrada diferença significativa entre os grupos em relação à idade e ao IMC. Em relação ao FSH basal, observou-se que, no grupo das pacientes com endometriose profunda, o valor médio foi de 7,0 U/L, enquanto que, no Grupo Controle, foi de 5,6 U/L (p=0,3, o que demonstra que a diferença no valor médio de FSH encontrado nos dois grupos não foi significativa. CONCLUSÕES: a cirurgia não influenciou de forma deletéria a reserva ovariana das pacientes com endometriose profunda de ovário.PURPOSE: to evaluate the ovarian reserve of infertile patients with severe ovarian endrometriosis, submitted to excisional surgery of endometriomas and attended from February to November, 2008. METHODS: prospective study, including 30 patients with endometriosis grades III and IV, with severe ovarian impairment, submitted to excisional surgery of the endometriomas, and 30 patients with endometriosis grades I and II, allocated as a Control Group. The ovarian reserve was indirectly assessed

  7. FSH: fast spaced seed hashing exploiting adjacent hashes.

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    Girotto, Samuele; Comin, Matteo; Pizzi, Cinzia

    2018-01-01

    Patterns with wildcards in specified positions, namely spaced seeds , are increasingly used instead of k -mers in many bioinformatics applications that require indexing, querying and rapid similarity search, as they can provide better sensitivity. Many of these applications require to compute the hashing of each position in the input sequences with respect to the given spaced seed, or to multiple spaced seeds. While the hashing of k -mers can be rapidly computed by exploiting the large overlap between consecutive k -mers, spaced seeds hashing is usually computed from scratch for each position in the input sequence, thus resulting in slower processing. The method proposed in this paper, fast spaced-seed hashing (FSH), exploits the similarity of the hash values of spaced seeds computed at adjacent positions in the input sequence. In our experiments we compute the hash for each positions of metagenomics reads from several datasets, with respect to different spaced seeds. We also propose a generalized version of the algorithm for the simultaneous computation of multiple spaced seeds hashing. In the experiments, our algorithm can compute the hashing values of spaced seeds with a speedup, with respect to the traditional approach, between 1.6[Formula: see text] to 5.3[Formula: see text], depending on the structure of the spaced seed. Spaced seed hashing is a routine task for several bioinformatics application. FSH allows to perform this task efficiently and raise the question of whether other hashing can be exploited to further improve the speed up. This has the potential of major impact in the field, making spaced seed applications not only accurate, but also faster and more efficient. The software FSH is freely available for academic use at: https://bitbucket.org/samu661/fsh/overview.

  8. Heterologous radioimmunoassays for monkey gonadotrophins. I. Assessment of the reagents proposed for the assay of FSH

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    Khan, S A; Diczfalusy, E [Reproductive Endocrinology Research Unit, Karolinska sjukhuset, Stockholm

    1983-01-01

    The reliability of the reagents used in heterologous immunoassay procedures for FSH in monkey sera was assessed. Re-investigation of the iodination and purification of the human FSH tracer confirmed the presence of different iodinated molecular species, such as a high molecular weight aggregated material, 'intact' human FSH and subunits. Tracers obtained with the chloramine T procedure were superior to those obtained by the lactoperoxidase method. Purification by cellulose adsorption chromatography resulted in partial dissociation of the intact hormone into free subunits, while Sephadex G-25 chromatography did not yield any subunit-like material. Purification by Ultrogel AcA 54 gave the best separation of the 'intact' iodinated FSH. Binding studies indicated that an anti-ovine FSH (oFSH) serum showed a high degree of binding to 'intact' hFSH, although its binding to subunits and to aggregated material was also significant. The highest degree of binding to this antiserum was shown by the 'intact' tracer iodinated with chloramine T and purified sequentially by Sephadex G-25 and Ultrogel (AcA 54) chromatography. Using a highly purified hFSH tracer in combination with three antisera (anti-oFSH, H 31; anti-hFSH, WHO, M-93-2; anti-hFSH, NIH, batch No. 5) displacement curves were investigated with three purified monkey FSH preparations. No displacement was observed with a widely available anti-hFSH (WHO, M 93-2) serum. However, linear dose dependent displacement was found with another anti-hFSH (NIH, batch No. 5) serum and with an anti-oFSH (H 31) serum. Comparison of immunoassay with the human and ovine antiserum revealed significant differences in slope, parallelism, precision and effective range. Significant discrepancies in the FSH potency estimates in monkey sera were also observed with the two assay systems. It is suggested that - until a homologous system is developed - the immunoassay employing an hFSH tracer and an anti-oFSH serum should be used for macaque FSH.

  9. Patient preference for a long-acting recombinant FSH product in ovarian hyperstimulation in IVF: a discrete choice experiment

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    van den Wijngaard, L.; Rodijk, I. C. M.; van der Veen, F.; Gooskens-van Erven, M. H. W.; Koks, C. A. M.; Verhoeve, H. R.; Mol, B. W. J.; van Wely, M.; Mochtar, M. H.

    2015-01-01

    What factors or attributes of a long-acting recombinant FSH (rFSH) or daily-administrated rFSH influence women's preferences IVF? Patients' preferences for rFSH products are primary influenced by the attribute 'number of injections', but a low 'number of injections' is exchanged for a high 'number

  10. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), ch. 10

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    Franchimont, P.

    1976-01-01

    A radioimmunoassay for FSH and LH is described. Both FSH and LH were labelled with 131 I by the Greenwood method. The FSH iodination mixture is purified by passing over a column of DEAE cellulose. The LH iodination mixture can be purified by sephadex gel filtration or by cellulose adsorption chromatography. After incubation, the bound and free-labelled hormones are separated by the double antibody technique

  11. Age-specific reference values for serum FSH and estradiol levels throughout the reproductive period.

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    Grisendi, Valentina; Spada, Elena; Argento, Cindy; Plebani, Maddalena; Milani, Silvano; Seracchioli, Renato; Volpe, Annibale; La Marca, Antonio

    2014-06-01

    High serum day 3 FSH levels are associated with poor ovarian reserve and reduced fertility, but the interpretation of FSH values according to age is still not univocal. The purpose of this study was to determine age-dependent reference values in women with regular menstrual cycles and FSH as a guide for specialists. The study was performed at the Department of Mother-Infant of a University-based tertiary care centre. One-hundred ninety-two healthy normal menstruating women were recruited for the study. All patients attended the department on menstrual cycle day 3 for a blood sample for FSH and estradiol determination. A linear relationship between FSH or estradiol serum levels and age was observed. The FSH level increased by 0.11 IU for every year of age (1 IU for every 9 years of age). The values of FSH and estradiol corresponding to the 5th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 95th centiles for any specific age have been calculated. Serum FSH levels need to be interpreted according to age-dependent reference values. Serum FSH levels on 95th centile for any age may represent a warning sign for reduced ovarian reserve.

  12. Individualization of the FSH starting dose in IVF/ICSI cycles using the antral follicle count

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The FSH starting dose is usually chosen according to women’s age, anamnesis, clinical criteria and markers of ovarian reserve. Currently used markers include antral follicle count (AFC, which is considered to have a very high performance in predicting ovarian response to FSH. The objective of the present study to elaborate a nomogram based on AFC for the calculation of the appropriate FSH starting dose in IVF cycles. Methods This is a retrospective study performed at the Mother-Infant Department of Modena University Hospital. IVF patients (n=505 were subjected to blood sampling and transvaginal ultrasound for measurement of serum day3 FSH, estradiol and AFC. The variables predictive of the number of retrieved oocytes were assessed by backwards stepwise multiple regression. The variables reaching the statistical significance were then used in the calculation for the final predictive model. Results A model based on age, AFC and FSH was able to accurately predict the ovarian sensitivity and accounted for 30% of the variability of ovarian response to FSH. An FSH dosage nomogram was constructed and overall it predicts a starting dose lower than 225 IU in 50.2% and 18.1% of patients younger and older than 35 years, respectively. Conclusions The daily FSH dose may be calculated on the basis of age and two markers of ovarian reserve, namely AFC and FSH, with the last two variables being the most significant predictors. The nomogram seems easily applicable during the daily clinical practice.

  13. No se puede asegurar la existencia de asociación entre tratamiento del síndrome de déficit de atención con estimulantes y mayor incidencia de muerte súbita

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    Fernando Carvajal, Encina; Buñuel Álvarez, José Cristóbal

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es determinar si existe asociación entre la muerte súbita (MS) y el tratamiento con medicamentos estimulantes del sistema nervioso central (SNC) utilizados para el tratamiento del síndrome de déficit de atención con hiperactividad (TDAH).

  14. Expressão relativa de fator semelhante a insulina (IGFI e receptor do homômonio folículo estimulante (FSHR em folículos e tecido ovariano de Bos primigenius (Nelore

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    Jorge Luís Ferreira

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O aperfeiçoamento das técnicas que objetivam a exploração do potencial reprodutivo das fêmeas requer a compreensão mais ampla dos mecanismos de controle de desenvolvimento folicular. Uma alternativa de estudo nesta esfera, é a quantificação da expressão relativa de genes envolvidos nos processos de recrutamento, seleção e desenvolvimento folicular, pelo emprego da técnica de transcrição - reversa associado a reação em cadeia pela polimerase (RT - PCR. O presente trabalho objetivou quantificar a expressão relativa dos genes insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I e do receptor do hormônio folículo estimulante (FSHR, tendo como controle interno o gene da gliceraldeído 3-fosfato desidrogenase (GAPDH. Foram utilizados ovários bovinos de animais de matadouro em diferentes fases do ciclo estral. O RNA total dos folículos e tecido ovarianos foi purificado por TRIZOL. As reações de RT-PCR foram realizadas com o "kit" SuperScriptTM First-Strand. Os produtos de PCR foram analisados em gel de agarose e as bandas submetidas à análise densitométrica. Todos os genes foram amplificados observando-se a curva exponencial de amplificação, a validação do método foi realizada através de análise de regressão, sendo estabelecido o coeficiente de amplificação (E. A expressão relativa de mRNA para cada gene de interesse foi calculada pela fórmula estabelecida por Prelle et al.12. Em todos os tecidos analisados, todos os genes foram expressos, sobressaltando-se diferenças nos diferentes ciclos estudados. Com relação os dados referentes ao coeficiente de amplificação (E, observou-se tanto para gene controle (GAPDH, como para o gene IGF-I concordância nos valores encontrados para as diferentes classes analisadas. Quanto ao gene IGF-I, a interpretação dos achados para a expressão relativa de mRNA pode está relacionada ao caráter constitutivo dessa proteína ou devido os transcritos não serem dependentes dos níveis de FSH

  15. Recombinant FSH in alternative doses or versus urinary gonadotrophins for ovulation induction in subfertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review based on a Cochrane review

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    van Wely, M.; Bayram, N.; van der Veen, F.

    2003-01-01

    This systematic review was performed to study the efficacy and safety of recombinant FSH (rFSH) versus urinary FSH (uFSH) and to compare different dose regimens of rFSH for ovulation induction in women with clomiphene-resistant polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Six randomized controlled trials were

  16. Characterisation of Population Pharmacokinetics and Endogenous Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Levels after Multiple Dosing of a Recombinant Human FSH, FE 999049, in Healthy Women

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    Rose, Trine Høyer; Röshammer, Daniel; Erichsen, Lars

    2016-01-01

    : Longitudinal measurements of FSH, luteinising hormone, progesterone, estradiol, and inhibin B levels were collected after repeated subcutaneous dosing with 225 IU of FE 999049 in 24 gonadotropin downregulated healthy women. The FSH data were described using nonlinear mixed-effects modelling. Results...... increased with body weight in accordance with an allometrically scaled power exponent of 0.75 and 1, respectively. Endogenous FSH levels were lower in individuals with higher progesterone levels at baseline and were further suppressed over time with increasing inhibin B levels. Conclusions......: This characterisation of FE 999049 population pharmacokinetics after repeated dosing is in line with previous findings after single-dose administration. The results provide a basis for study design and data evaluation in the future development of recombinant FSH products, and show it can be of importance to account...

  17. Controlled ovarian stimulation with r-FSH plus r-LH vs. HMG plus r-FSH in patients candidate for IVF/ICSI cycles: An RCT

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    Ensieh Shahrokh Tehraninejad

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Different combination of gonadotropin preparation has been introduced with no definite superiority of one over others in in vitro fertilization (IVF, but individualized regimens for each patient are needed. Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of controlled ovarian stimulation with recombinant- follicle stimulating hormone (r-FSH plus recombinant-luteinizing hormone (rLH versus human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG plus r-FSH on fertility outcomes in IVF patients. Materials and Methods: This is a randomized clinical trial study that was performed from October 2014-April 2016 on 140 infertile patients with a set of inclusion criteria that referred to infertility clinics in Vali- asr and Gandhi Hospital in Tehran. The women were randomly divided into two treatment groups. The first group (n=70 received rFSH from the second day of cycle and was added HMG in 6th day and the 2nd group (n=70, received rFSH from the second day of cycle and was added recombinant-LH in 6th day. Then ovum Pick-Up and embryo transfer were performed. In this study, we assessed the outcomes such as; chemical and clinical pregnancy rate, live birth and abortion rate. Results: Number of follicles in ovaries, total number of oocytes or M2 oocytes and quality of fetuses has no significant differences between two groups (p>0.05. Total number of fetuses were significantly higher in patients who received rFSH + HMG (p=0.02. Fertility outcomes consisted of: live birth rate, chemical pregnancy and clinical pregnancy rate were higher in rFSH + HMG group in comparison to rFSH +r-LH group (p<0.05. Conclusion: It seems that in IVF patients, HMG + rFSH used for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation have better effects on fertility outcomes, but in order to verify the results, it is recommended to implement studies on more patients.

  18. Diagnostic evaluation of serum FSH and LH in primary amenorrhea by radioimmunoassay

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    Hong, I.S.; Kim, G.E.; Yoo, H.S.; Lee, J.T.; Park, C.Y.

    1980-01-01

    The usefulness of single, random measurements of serum FSH and LH in the diagnosis of primary amenorrhea by radioimmunoassay was investigated. The 16 patients were divided into 3 groups by the level of serum FSH and LH. The first group with increased level of serum FSH and LH is five patients, all of these are related to the acquired or congenital abnormality of the ovary. Further studies indicated include buccal smear, chromosome analysis, gynecography and laparoscopy. The second group with normal serum FSH and LH is nine patients, four patients of these are related to the developmental anomaly of the Mullerian duct and five patients are undetermined origin. Further studies indicated include laparoscopy and gynecography. The third group with decreased serum FSH and normal or decreased serum LH is two patients, one of these is related to the pituitary function, isolated FSH deficiency, the other is undetermined origin. Further studies indicated include the pituitary function test, LH-RH stimulation test, skull radiography. Determination of serum FSH and LH levels does not permit a specific etiologic diagnosis of promary amenorrhea. However the serum levels of FSH and LH can be used to differentiate the principal area of the investigation and can be of assistance in choosing more specific testing procedures. (Author)

  19. Comparative pharmacology of a new recombinant FSH expressed by a human cell line

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    Koechling, Wolfgang; Plaksin, Daniel; Croston, Glenn E.

    2017-01-01

    Recombinant FSH proteins are important therapeutic agents for the treatment of infertility, including follitropin alfa expressed in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells and, more recently, follitropin delta expressed in the human cell line PER.C6. These recombinant FSH proteins have distinct glycosy...

  20. Highly purified HMG versus recombinant FSH for ovarian stimulation in IVF cycles

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    Platteau, P.; Nyboe, Andersen A.; Loft, A.

    2008-01-01

    The objective of this study was to compare the live birth rates resulting from ovarian stimulation with highly purified human menopausal gonadotrophin (HP-HMG), which combines FSH and human chorionic gonadotrophin-driven LH activities, or recombinant FSH (rFSH) alone in women undergoing IVF cycles....... An integrated analysis was performed of the raw data from two randomized controlled trials that were highly comparable in terms of eligibility criteria and post-randomization treatment regimens with either HP-HMG or rFSH for ovarian stimulation in IVF, following a long down-regulation protocol. All randomized...... subjects who received at least one dose of gonadotrophin in an IVF cycle (HP-HMG, n = 491; rFSH, n = 495) were included in the analysis. Subjects who underwent intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles were excluded. The superiority of one gonadotrophin preparation over the other was tested using...

  1. Clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of HP-human FSH (Fostimon®) versus rFSH (Gonal-F®) in IVF-ICSI cycles: a meta-analysis.

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    Gerli, Sandro; Bini, Vittorio; Favilli, Alessandro; Di Renzo, Gian Carlo

    2013-06-01

    Clinical efficacy of human-derived follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) versus recombinant FSH (rFSH) in IVF-ICSI cycles has long been compared, but no clear evidence of the superiority of a preparation over the other has been found. Human gonadotropins have been often grouped together, but a different glycosylation may be present in each preparation, therefore influencing the specific bioactivity. To exclude confounding factors, a meta-analysis and a cost-effectiveness analysis were designed to compare effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a specific highly purified human FSH (HP-hFSH) (Fostimon®) versus rFSH (Gonal-F®) in IVF/ICSI cycles. Research methodology filters were applied in MEDLINE, Current Contents and Web of Science from 1980 to February 2012. Eight randomized trials met selection criteria. The meta-analysis showed no significant differences between rFSH and HP-hFSH treatment in live-birth rate (odds ratio [OR] 0.84, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.63-1.11), clinical pregnancy rate (OR 0.85, 95% CI 0.68-1.07), number of oocytes retrieved, number of mature oocytes and days of stimulation. The cost-effectiveness ratio was € 7174 in the rFSH group and € 2056 in the HP-hFSH group. HP-hFSH is as effective as rFSH in ovarian stimulation for IVF-ICSI cycles, but the human preparation is more cost-effective.

  2. Synthetic peptides corresponding to human follicle-stimulating hormone (hFSH)-beta-(1-15) and hFSH-beta-(51-65) induce uptake of 45Ca++ by liposomes: evidence for calcium-conducting transmembrane channel formation

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    Grasso, P.; Santa-Coloma, T.A.; Reichert, L.E. Jr. (Department of Biochemistry, Albany Medical College, New York, NY (USA))

    1991-06-01

    We have previously described FSH receptor-mediated influx of 45Ca++ in cultured Sertoli cells from immature rats and receptor-enriched proteoliposomes via activation of voltage-sensitive and voltage-independent calcium channels. We have further shown that this effect of FSH does not require cholera toxin- or pertussis toxin-sensitive guanine nucleotide binding protein or activation of adenylate cyclase. In the present study, we have identified regions of human FSH-beta-subunit which appear to be involved in mediating calcium influx. We screened 11 overlapping peptide amides representing the entire primary structure of hFSH-beta-subunit for their effects on 45Ca++ flux in FSH receptor-enriched proteoliposomes. hFSH-beta-(1-15) and hFSH-beta-(51-65) induced uptake of 45Ca++ in a concentration-related manner. This effect of hFSH-beta-(1-15) and hFSH-beta-(51-65) was also observed in liposomes lacking incorporated FSH receptor. Reducing membrane fluidity by incubating liposomes (containing no receptor) with hFSH-beta-(1-15) or hFSH-beta-(51-65) at temperatures lower than the transition temperatures of their constituent phospholipids resulted in no significant (P greater than 0.05) difference in 45Ca++ uptake. The effectiveness of the calcium ionophore A23187, however, was abolished. Ruthenium red, a voltage-independent calcium channel antagonist, was able to completely block uptake of 45Ca++ induced by hFSH-beta-(1-15) and hFSH-beta-(51-65) whereas nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker specific for L-type voltage-sensitive calcium channels, was without effect. These results suggest that in addition to its effect on voltage-sensitive calcium channel activity, interaction of FSH with its receptor may induce formation of transmembrane aqueous channels which also facilitate influx of extracellular calcium.

  3. A cost per live birth comparison of HMG and rFSH randomized trials.

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    Connolly, Mark; De Vrieze, Kathleen; Ombelet, Willem; Schneider, Dirk; Currie, Craig

    2008-12-01

    To help inform healthcare treatment practices and funding decisions, an economic evaluation was conducted to compare the two leading gonadotrophins used for IVF in Belgium. Based on the results of a recently published meta-analysis, a simulated decision tree model was constructed with four states: (i) fresh cycle, (ii) cryopreserved cycle, (iii) live birth and (iv) treatment withdrawal. Gonadotrophin costs were based on highly purified human menopausal gonadotrophin (HP-HMG; Menopur) and recombinant FSH (rFSH) alpha (Gonal-F). After one fresh and one cryopreserved cycle the average treatment cost with HP-HMG was lower than with rFSH (HP-HMG euro3635; rFSH euro4103). The average cost saving per person started on HP-HMG when compared with rFSH was euro468. Additionally, the average costs per live birth of HP-HMG and rFSH were found to be significantly different: HP-HMG euro9996; rFSH euro13,009 (P cost-saving even after key parameters in the model were varied in the probabilistic sensitivity analysis. Treatment with HP-HMG was found to be the dominant treatment strategy in IVF because of improved live birth rates and lower costs. Within a fixed healthcare budget, the cost-savings achieved using HP-HMG would allow for the delivery of additional IVF cycles.

  4. EFFECT OF FSH β-SUB UNIT AND FSHR GENES POLYMORPHISMS ON SUPEROVULATORY RESPONSE TRAITS

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    E. Andreas

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH is a pituitary expressed glycoprotein hormone that regulatesreproduction in mammals which composed of α and β-sub unit. The β-sub unit dictates its bindingspecificity with their receptor (FSHR. This study aimed to identify polymorphism of FSH β-sub unitand FSHR genes, and its effect to superovulatory response traits on superovulated cows. Study was doneon 32 cows including Angus, Friesian Holstein (FH, Limousin, Simmental and Brahman in CipelangLivestock Embryo Center. Cows used have been treated superovulation and mated by artificialinsemination. Superovulation response (SR, ovulation rate (OR, fertilization percentage (FP andviable transfer embryo percentage (VP were analyzed to investigate the effect of FSH β-sub unit andFSHR polymorphism. Allele frequency of FSH β-sub unit|PstI and FSH|AluI were opposite withinspecies. Mostly B allele and C allele for FSH β-sub unit and FSHR respectively have a high number inBos taurus species while those were in contrast in Bos indicus species. The highest heterozygosity wasfound in FH cattle (0.250 for FSH β-sub unit and Brahman (0.333 for FSHR. Significant effect was found between FSHR gene polymorphism with ovulation rate where CC genotype was higher (P<0.05than CG and GG genotypes.

  5. Gonadotropin determination in 24-h-urine by sensitive LH and FSH radioimmunoassays

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    Raid, A.; Fenske, M.; Koenig, A.

    1979-01-01

    Urinary lutropin (LH) and follitropin (FSH) were precipitated with acetone and measured by specific radioimmunoassays. Recovery experiments with special regard to urinary pH values were done by adding 125 I-labelled LH and FSH to unprocessed urine. At pH 4.5 68.6% of LH and 66.1% of FSH were recovered. Increasing pH values up to 6.0 resulted in a significant recovery loss of 125 I-LH, but not of 125 I-FSH. Immunoreactive FSH concentrations decreased significantly 6 and 48 hours after starting storage at room temperature. In healthy males and females there were found mean LH and FSH concentrations in 24-h-urine which were similar to those reported by others: LH: males: 22.6 IU; cycling females: 17.8 IU; postmenopausal females: 49.1 IU; FSH: males 6.0 IU; cycling females: 15.0 IU; postmenopausal females: 48.5 IU. Because of their high sensitivity and practicability. These radioimmunoassays could be clinically useful approaches in assessment of pituitary and gonadal disorders in human subjects. (author)

  6. Isolated low follicle stimulating hormone (FSH in infertile males – a preliminary report

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    Nader Salama

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: High levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH in infertile males received a significant attention and exploration. Studies investigating the isolated deficiency of FSH in males are few, and its real prevalence is still unknown. Therefore, the objectives of the current study was to report the prevalence of isolated low FSH in infertile males and highlight their demographics and standard sperm parameters. Methods: Records of 3335 infertile men were retrospectively checked. Patients with isolated low FSH were retrieved. FSH levels were categorized into 3 groups based on the number of affected sperm parameter (s. Study variables were also arranged into 2 groups in relation to smoking history. A control group was included to document the changes in sperm morphology. Results: Isolated low FSH (1.146 ± 0.219 mIU/mL was found in 29 (0.87% patients. All patients showed at least one abnormal sperm parameter. The abnormal parameters were present in different combinations within the same patient but with no significant correlations with the FSH levels. The FSH levels got lower as the number of the affected sperm parameters increased although the decline was insignificant. The most frequent abnormal parameter presented was sperm morphology (86.2%. Anomalous sperm morphology was highly and significantly demonstrated in the head; specifically in acrosome. Abnormal sperm parameters were present in both smoking and nonsmoking groups but with no significant differences in between. Conclusions: Isolated low FSH among infertile males has a low prevalence. This may be associated with abnormality in semen parameters; particularly sperm morphology. These patients are suggested to be found as a primary entity. However, an additional work-up is highly recommended to validate this hypothesis.

  7. Average concentrations of FSH and LH in seminal plasma as determined by radioimmunoassay

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    Milbradt, R.; Linzbach, P.; Feller, H.

    1979-01-01

    In 322 males, 25 to 50 years of age, levels of LH and FSH respectively were determined in seminal plasma by radioimmunoassay. Average values of 0,78 ng/ml and 3,95 ng/ml were found as for FSH and LH respectively. Sperm count and motility were not related to FSH levels, but were to LH levels. A high count of spermatozoa corresponded to high concentration of LH, and normal motility was associated with higher levels of LH as compared to levels associated with asthenozoospermia. With respect to count of spermatozoa of a single or the average patient, it is suggested that the ratio of FSH/LH would be more meaningful than LH level alone. (orig.) [de

  8. Correlation between FSH, LH and prolactin serum levels. [Radioimmunoassay of hormones

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    Krause, W [Giessen Univ. (Germany, F.R.)

    1978-01-01

    In 188 males FSH, LH, and prolactin serum levels determined by radioimmunoassay from a single blood sample were found to be closely correlated. No correlation appeared to testosterone levels. The same correlation is observed, if serum levels of FSH, LH, and prolactin are measured after stimulation with LH-RH and TRH. In order to explain the close correlation, in five young men hormone levels were measured at 2-min-intervals over a period of 2 hours. Peaks of prolactin often correspond to those of FSH and LH, and a statistical correlation was found in two cases between FSH and prolactin. Results suggest a common releasing mechanism, which is superposed to the main mediating mechanism.

  9. Early postnatal treatment of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with recombinant human FSH and LH

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    Main, Katharina M; Schmidt, Ida M; Toppari, Jorma

    2002-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism may be diagnosed shortly after birth because of micropenis and cryptorchidism, combined with subnormal LH and FSH concentrations during the postnatal period. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether treating these patients with gonadotropins postna...... observed. CONCLUSIONS: Gonadotropin treatment in an infant with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism succeeded in inducing an increase in inhibin B and testicular growth.......BACKGROUND: Patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism may be diagnosed shortly after birth because of micropenis and cryptorchidism, combined with subnormal LH and FSH concentrations during the postnatal period. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether treating these patients with gonadotropins...... the normal range (0.05-0.17 IU/l and 79-112 pg/ml respectively). METHODS: From 7.9 to 13.7 months of age, the patient was treated with recombinant human LH and FSH in doses of 20 and 21.3 IU s.c. twice weekly respectively. RESULTS: During treatment concentrations of LH, FSH, inhibin B and estradiol increased...

  10. Human fetal antehypophysis in vitro. Immunocytological study and radioimmunoassay of LH and FSH

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    Li, J.Y.; Begeot, M.; Dubois, P.M.; Claustrat, B.

    1977-01-01

    Human fetal antehypophysis (16 males, 16 females and 4 unknown sex) were cultivated during several weeks. By immunocytochemistry LH gonadotroph cells were determined with anti-hTSH and anti-pLH serum. The release in vitro of LH and FSH was studied by radioimmunoassay. At the first medium change, the quantity of LH and FSH release was related to the gestational age and sex. A rapid decline of both LH and FSH occured over the 10 first days. There after, a basal release of LH was maintained during several months; the release of FSH was generally maintained at the lower limit of the assay. After 1 month in vitro, the level of LH could not be related to the sex. Release of LH was stimulated by synthetic LRF. A significant increase was observed independently of the sex and age of the fetuses studied [fr

  11. Development and Application of a Sensitive, Second Antibody Format Enzymeimmunoassay (EIA) for Estimation of Plasma FSH in Mithun (Bos frontalis).

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    Mondal, Mohan; Baruah, Kishore Kumar; Prakash, B S

    2016-01-01

    Mithun (Bos frontalis) is a semi-wild rare ruminant species. A simple sensitive enzymeimmunoassay suitable for assaying FSH in the blood plasma of mithun is not available which thereby limits our ability to understand this species reproductive processes. Therefore, the aim of this article was to develop a simple and sensitive enzymeimmunoassay (EIA) for estimation of FSH in mithun plasma and apply the assay to understand the estrous cycle and superovulatory process in this species. To accomplish this goal, biotinylated FSH was bridged between streptavidin-peroxidase and immobilized antiserum in a competitive assay. Forty microlitre mithun plasma was used directly in the EIA. The FSH standards were prepared in hormone free plasma and ranged from 5-1280 pg/well/40 μL. The sensitivity of EIA was 5 pg/well FSH, which corresponds to 0.125 ng/mL plasma and the 50% relative binding sensitivity was 90 pg/well/40 μL. Although the shape of the standard curve was not influenced by different plasma volumes viz. 40 and 80 μL, a slight drop in the OD450 was observed with the increasing volume of plasma. Parallelism tests conducted between the endogenous mithun FSH and bovine FSH standards showed good homology between them. Plasma FSH estimated using the developed EIA and commercially available FSH EIA kit in the same samples were correlated (r = 0.98) and showed linearity. Both the Intra- and inter-assay CV were below 6%. Recovery of known concentrations of added FSH showed linearity (r = 0.99). The developed EIA was further validated biologically by estimating FSH in cyclic cows for the entire estrous cycle, in mithun heifers administered with GnRH analogues and in mithun cows during superovulatory treatment with FSH. In conclusion, the EIA developed for FSH determination in mithun blood plasma is simple and highly sensitive for estimation of mithun FSH in all physiological conditions.

  12. Measurement of rat serum FSH by radioreceptor assay and comparison with radioimmunoassay

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    Minegishi, Takashi; Igarashi, Masao; Wakabayashi, Katsumi

    1980-01-01

    Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in rat serum is successfully measured by a radioreceptor assay system employing PMS-treated immature rat ovary. The non-specific inhibitory effect of serum was partially overcome by the addition of merthiolate to every component, while the residual effect was compensated for by using FSH-free serum which was prepared by passing the pooled female diestrous rat sera through an immunoadsorbent column packed with anti-ovine FSH-coupled Sepharose 4B. The assay system consisted of 100 μl of Tris-MgCl 2 -BSA or standard, 100 μl of FSH-free serum or sample, 100 μl of the receptor preparation and 100 μl of 125 I-FSH. The incubation was carried out for 4 hr at 37 0 C and 500 μl of cold Tris-MgCl 2 -BSA was used for the termination. Serum FSH could be measured within a range of 0.125 - 16 ng NIAMDD rat FSH I-3/tube. The mean within-assay coefficient of variation was 10.5%. The mean between-assay coefficient of variation was 11.0%. The assay values obtained by RRA showed a good correlation to those by RIA under the same physiological states of the animals. The ratio of the assay values, RRA/RIA, was found to change according to the sex and the physiological states, e.g. around 1.3 in normal males and 1.7 in orchiectomized animals and 2.21 in female rats. Serum FSH levels in female rats obtained by RRA and RIA changed almost in parallel until 20:00 (hr) of proestrous day, but after the first surge of serum FSH they were not parallel. These facts seem to indicate possible changes in the affinity of FSH with its receptor according to the state of animals and lead to the problem of the heterogeneity of FSH. (author)

  13. Cellular regulation of basal and FSH-stimulated cyclic AMP production in irradiated rat testes

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    Kangasniemi, M.; Kaipia, A.; Toppari, J.; Mali, P.; Huhtaniemi, I.; Parvinen, M.

    1990-01-01

    Basal and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)-stimulated cyclic AMP (cAMP) productions by seminiferous tubular segments from irradiated adult rats were investigated at defined stages of the epithelial cycle when specific spermatogenic cells were low in number. Seven days post-irradiation, depletion of spermatogonia did not influence the basal cAMP production, but FSH response increased in stages II-VIII. Seventeen days post-irradiation when spermatocytes were low in number, there was a small increase in basal cAMP level in stages VII-VIII and FSH-stimulated cAMP production increased in stages VII-XII and XIII-I. At 38 days when pachytene spermatocytes and round spermatids (steps 1-6) were low in number, a decreased basal cAMP production was measured in stages II-VI and IX-XII. FSH-stimulated cAMP output increased in stages VII-XII but decreased in stages II-VI. At 52 days when all spermatids were low in number, basal cAMP levels decreased in all stages of the cycle, whereas FSH response was elevated only in stages VII-XII. All spermatogenic cell types seem to have an effect on cAMP production by the seminiferous tubule in a stage-specific fashion. Germ cells appear to regulate Sertoli cell FSH response in a paracrine way, and a part of cAMP may originate from spermatids stimulated by an unknown FSH-dependent Sertoli cell factor. The FSH-dependent functions may control such phenomena as spermatogonial proliferation, final maturation of spermatids, and onset of meiosis

  14. Normal levels of plasma FSH and LH in the menstrual cycle as determined by radioimmunoassay

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    Lemgruber, I.; Pinto, J.C.M.; Linhares, E.; Granafer, A.

    1981-01-01

    The biological methods were not able to establish adequately the separate determination of FSH and LH. The introduction of radioimmunoassay had allowed the identification of plasma FSH and LH for the purpose of routine clinical use. The utilization of commercial kits, however, obliges each laboratory to have normal levels of his own. Such is the finality of this work, studying samples from 200 normal women, hospitalized for surgical reasons and having not any endocrinological problem. (author) [pt

  15. Application of an FSH-RIA-kit in the clinical practice

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    Delzer, W.; Herzmann, H.

    1982-01-01

    First clinical experiences with an FSH-RIA-kit developed in the Central Institute for Isotope- and Radiation Research are reported. Simultaneously carried out LH and FSH determination during the menstruation cycle with special regard of the middle of the cycle revealed increased hormone values in the preovulatory phase. The problem of evaluation of hormone values achieved by different kits (standards), was investigated simultaneous determination of the sera using the own and an imported kit. (author)

  16. Regulation and regulatory role of WNT signaling in potentiating FSH action during bovine dominant follicle selection.

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    P S P Gupta

    Full Text Available Follicular development occurs in wave like patterns in monotocous species such as cattle and humans and is regulated by a complex interaction of gonadotropins with local intrafollicular regulatory molecules. To further elucidate potential mechanisms controlling dominant follicle selection, granulosa cell RNA harvested from F1 (largest and F2 (second largest follicles isolated at predeviation (PD and onset of diameter deviation (OD stages of the first follicular wave was subjected to preliminary RNA transcriptome analysis. Expression of numerous WNT system components was observed. Hence experiments were performed to test the hypothesis that WNT signaling modulates FSH action on granulosa cells during follicular waves. Abundance of mRNA for WNT pathway members was evaluated in granulosa cells harvested from follicles at emergence (EM, PD, OD and early dominance (ED stages of the first follicular wave. In F1 follicles, abundance of CTNNB1 and DVL1 mRNAs was higher and AXIN2 mRNA was lower at ED versus EM stages and DVL1 and FZD6 mRNAs were higher and AXIN2 mRNA was lower in F1 versus F2 follicle at the ED stage. Bovine granulosa cells were treated in vitro with increasing doses of the WNT inhibitor IWR-1+/- maximal stimulatory dose of FSH. IWR-1 treatment blocked the FSH-induced increase in granulosa cell numbers and reduced the FSH-induced increase in estradiol. Granulosa cells were also cultured in the presence or absence of FSH +/- IWR-1 and hormonal regulation of mRNA for WNT pathway members and known FSH targets determined. FSH treatment increased CYP19A1, CCND2, CTNNB1, AXIN2 and FZD6 mRNAs and the stimulatory effect on CYP19A1 mRNA was reduced by IWR-1. In contrast, FSH reduced CARTPT mRNA and IWR-1 partially reversed the inhibitory effect of FSH. Results support temporal and hormonal regulation and a potential role for WNT signaling in potentiating FSH action during dominant follicle selection.

  17. The Quantity and Quality of Brahman Cross Cattle Embryo After Injected FSH and PMSG

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    Adriani Adriani

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Twenty cattles were used in this experiment to determine the quantity and quality of embryo after injected FSH (follicle stimulating hormone and PMSG (pregnant mare serum gonadotrophin in Brahman Cross Cattle. The experiment was assigned into Completely Randomized Design with 5 treatments and 4 replications. The treatments were T1 = 4 mg of FSH twice a day intra-ovary decreased doses, T2 = 8 mg of FSH twice a day intra-ovary decreased doses, T3 = 300 IU of PMSG single dose intra-ovary, T4 = 600 IU of PMSG single dose intra-ovary, T5 = 40 mg of FSH twice a day intramuscular decreased doses. Trial cattle were oestrus synchronized using 15 mg of PGF2α that gave twice at 11-daily intervals. One day after giving FSH and PMSG was detected the cattle’s oestrus. Washing uterus was done at day 7 after AI using mixture of PBS, FCS and streptomicyn. Data observed were cow performances, embryo quantity and embryo quality. Results of experiment showed that 19 cattle (95% responded oestrus synchronized treatment and super ovulation, whereas 1 cattle (5% did not respond oestrus synchronized treatment and super ovulation. Generally, cattle showed oestrus at 2 – 3 days after giving PGF2α. Eleven cattle (57,90% showed oestrus at 2 days after giving PGF2α whereas the others (8 cattle, 42,10% showed oestrus 3 days giving PGF2α. The treatment of giving FSH and PMSG could increase (P<0,05 embryo. T5 was highest compared the others ( T1, T2, T3 and T4, while T2 and T4 were higher than T1 and T3. Produced total embryo was 82 with average 4,3 ± 5,67 using FSH and PMSG. 8 embryo (9,76%, 9 embryos (10,90, 20 embryo (24,40%, 16 embryo (19,50% and 29 embryos (35,40% were grade A, B, C, D and E respectively. It is concluded that giving of 40 mg FSH intramusculer produce the best embryo donor whereas and giving of FSH 8 mg intraovari was the best effeciency. (Animal Production 11(2: 96-102 (2009 Key Words : Brahman Cross Cattle, embryo, PGF2α PMSG, FSH

  18. Prohibitin regulates the FSH signaling pathway in rat granulosa cell differentiation.

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    Chowdhury, Indrajit; Thomas, Kelwyn; Zeleznik, Anthony; Thompson, Winston E

    2016-05-01

    Published results from our laboratory identified prohibitin (PHB), a gene product expressed in granulosa cells (GCs) that progressively increases during follicle maturation. Our current in vitro studies demonstrate that follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) stimulates Phb expression in rat primary GCs. The FSH-dependent expression of PHB was primarily localized within mitochondria, and positively correlates with the morphological changes in GCs organelles, and synthesis and secretions of estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4). In order to confirm that PHB plays a regulatory role in rat GC differentiation, endogenous PHB-knockdown studies were carried out in undifferentiated GCs using adenoviral (Ad)-mediated RNA interference methodology. Knockdown of PHB in GCs resulted in the suppression of the key steroidogenic enzymes including steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR), p450 cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme (p450scc), 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD), and aromatase (Cyp19a1); and decreased E2 and P4 synthesis and secretions in the presence of FSH stimulation. Furthermore, these experimental studies also provided direct evidence that PHB within the mitochondrial fraction in GCs is phosphorylated at residues Y249, T258, and Y259 in response to FSH stimulation. The observed levels of phosphorylation of PHB at Y249, T258, and Y259 were significantly low in GCs in the absence of FSH stimulation. In addition, during GC differentiation FSH-induced expression of phospho-PHB (pPHB) requires the activation of MEK1-ERK1/2 signaling pathway. Taken together, these studies provide new evidence supporting FSH-dependent PHB/pPHB upregulation in GCs is required to sustain the differentiated state of GCs. © 2016 The authors.

  19. The Immunoexpression of FSH-R in the Ductuli Efferentes and the Epididymis of Men and Rat: Effect of FSH on the Morphology and Steroidogenic Activity of Rat Epididymal Epithelial Cells In Vitro

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    Małgorzata Świder-Al-Amawi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The Sertoli cells were regarded as the only target for FSH in male reproductive system. The expression of FSH receptor (FSH-R was detected also in epithelial cells of the caput epididymis of rat and monkey. We showed in the immunohistochemistry study the expression of FSH-R in rat and human ductuli efferentes and the caput, corpus, and cauda epididymis, moreover, by Western blot analysis in the caput and cauda epididymis of rat. Additionally, we presented that the morphology of rat epididymal epithelial cells in vitro was affected by FSH, and FSH stimulation resulted in the increase of 17β-estradiol synthesis by rat caput epididymal cells in dose-depended manner. In conclusion, the identification of FSH receptors in human and rat epididymides supports our results that the epididymis is a target organ not only for LH but additionally for FSH. On the basis of the results we showed for the first time that morphology of epididymal epithelial cells and epididymal steroidogenesis can be regulated by FSH.

  20. Effects of estradiol and FSH on maturation of the testis in the hypogonadal (hpg mouse

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    Mayhew Terry M

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The hypogonadal (hpg mouse is widely used as an animal model with which to investigate the endocrine regulation of spermatogenesis. Chronic treatment of these GnRH-deficient mice with estradiol is known to induce testicular maturation and restore qualitatively normal spermatogenesis. The aim of the current studies was to investigate whether these effects of estradiol are direct effects in the testis, or indirect actions via paradoxical stimulation of FSH secretion from the pituitary gland. Methods Initially, Western blot and immunohistochemistry were used to analyse tissues from hpg mice to identify potential sites of action of estradiol. In the main study, hpg mice were treated for 50 days with either an estradiol implant or daily injections of recombinant human FSH, or a combination of both, to determine whether estradiol would have an additive or synergistic effect with FSH on testis development, as assessed by histological analysis and stereological quantification of Leydig, Sertoli and germ cell proliferation. Results Western blot analysis revealed ERα immunoreactive bands of appropriate molecular weight in extracts of testis and pituitary glands from hpg mice, and immunohistochemical studies confirmed ERα in nuclei of anterior pituitary cells and Leydig and peritubular cells in hpg mice. Histological and morphometric analyses revealed that estradiol treatment alone was as effective as FSH in promoting Sertoli cell production and proliferation of the seminiferous epithelium, resulting in the production of elongating spermatids. Combined estradiol and FSH treatment did not produce a greater effect than either treatment alone, though an increased dose of FSH significantly increased seminiferous tubule volume and testis weight and increase Sertoli cell numbers further within the same time frame. In contrast, estradiol caused substantial increases in the wet weight of the seminal vesicles, whereas FSH was without effect on

  1. Androgen and FSH synergistically stimulate lipoprotein degradation and utilization by ovary granulosa cells

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    Schreiber, J.R.; Nakamura, K.; Schmit, V.; Weinstein, D.B.

    1984-01-01

    Androgen can directly modulate the induction of steroidogenic enzymes by FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) in ovary granulosa cells. In studies of its mechanism of action, the authors examined the androgen effect on granulosa cell interaction with lipoproteins, the physiologic source of cholesterol. After granulosa cells were cultured for 48 hours with and without androgen and/or FSH, the cells were incubated for 24 hours with 125 I-lipoproteins [human high density lipoprotein (HDL), rat HDL, or human low density lipoprotein (LDL)]. The media were then analyzed for lipoprotein protein coat degradation products (mainly 125 I-monoiodotyrosine) and progestin [mainly 20 alpha-dihydroprogesterone (20 alpha-DHP)]. In the absence of FSH and androgen, 2 X 10(5) granulosa cells degraded basal levels of all three lipoproteins, but produced no measurable 20 alpha-DHP. The addition of 10(-7) M androstenedione (A), testosterone (T), or 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) had no effect on lipoprotein protein degradation or 20 alpha-DHP production. FSH alone stimulated lipoprotein protein degradation by 50 to 300% while the addition of androgen synergistically augmented the FSH-stimulated 20 alpha-DHP production as well as protein coat degradation of all three lipoproteins. DHT and T were both effective, indicating that androgens themselves, and not estrogen products, were responsible for the effect on lipoprotein protein degradation and 20 alpha-DHP production

  2. An FSH and TSH pituitary adenoma, presenting with precocious puberty and central hyperthyroidism

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    Guadalupe Vargas

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available A 19-year-old woman with a history of isosexual precocious puberty and bilateral oophorectomy at age 10 years because of giant ovarian cysts, presents with headaches and mild symptoms and signs of hyperthyroidism. Hormonal evaluation revealed elevated FSH and LH levels in the postmenopausal range and free hyperthyroxinemia with an inappropriately normal TSH. Pituitary MRI showed a 2-cm macroadenoma with suprasellar extension. She underwent successful surgical resection of the pituitary tumor, which proved to be composed of two distinct populations of cells, each of them strongly immunoreactive for FSH and TSH, respectively. This mixed adenoma resulted in two different hormonal hypersecretion syndromes: the first one during childhood and consisting of central precocious puberty and ovarian hyperstimulation due to the excessive secretion of biologically active FSH and which was not investigated in detail and 10 years later, central hyperthyroidism due to inappropriate secretion of biologically active TSH. Although infrequent, two cases of isosexual central precocious puberty in girls due to biologically active FSH secreted by a pituitary adenoma have been previously reported in the literature. However, this is the first reported case of a mixed adenoma capable of secreting both, biologically active FSH and TSH.

  3. Addition of low dose hCG to rFSh benefits older women during ovarian stimulation for IVF

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    Gomaa Hala

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To compare the outcome of IVF cycles in women receiving controlled ovarian stimulation with recFSH or recFSH plus low dose hCG. Methods A retrospective case control study, performed at a private practice affiliated with an academic institute. Patients were infertile women who were treated with IVF/ICSI and controlled ovarian stimulation in a long GnRH agonist protocol using either low dose hCG in addition to recFSH [N = 88] or recFSH alone [N = 99]. Primary outcomes were mean FSH dose, number of mature eggs, number of fertilized eggs, and serum levels of estradiol. Secondary outcomes were endometrial thickness, cycle cancellations and pregnancy rates. Results A significant increase in number of mature and fertilized eggs was observed in women over 40 years of age using low dose hCG in addition to recFSH. The estradiol level was significantly higher on the day of hCG administration and the serum level of FSH on cycle day 7 and on the day of hCG administration were lower. Conclusion Addition of low dose hCG to recFSH compared with recFSH alone significantly modified cycle characteristics in patients >/= 40 years and could be of potential benefit for IVF cycles in older infertile women.

  4. Ultrastructure of Sheep Primordial Follicles Cultured in the Presence of Indol Acetic Acid, EGF, and FSH

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    Evelyn Rabelo Andrade

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate the ultrastructural characteristics of primordial follicles after culturing of sheep ovarian cortical slices in the presence of indol acetic acid (IAA, Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF, and FSH. To evaluate ultrastructure of primordial follicles cultured in MEM (control or in MEM containing IAA, EGF, and FSH, fragments of cultured tissue were processes for transmission electron microscopy. Except in the control, primordial follicles cultured in supplemented media for 6 d were ultrastructurally normal. They had oocyte with intact nucleus and the cytoplasm contained heterogeneous-sized lipid droplets and numerous round or elongated mitochondria with intact parallel cristae were observed. Rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER was rarely found. The granulosa cells cytoplasm contained a great number of mitochondria and abundant RER. In conclusion, the presence of IAA, EGF, and FSH helped to maintain ultrastructural integrity of sheep primordial follicles cultured in vitro.

  5. Weak evidence of bright light effects on human LH and FSH

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    Kripke Daniel F

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Most mammals are seasonal breeders whose gonads grow to anticipate reproduction in the spring and summer. As day length increases, secretion increases for two gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone (LH and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH. This response is largely controlled by light. Light effects on gonadotropins are mediated through effects on the suprachiasmatic nucleus and responses of the circadian system. There is some evidence that seasonal breeding in humans is regulated by similar mechanisms, and that light stimulates LH secretion, but primate responses seem complex. Methods To gain further information on effects of bright light on LH and FSH secretion in humans, we analyzed urine samples collected in three experiments conducted for other goals. First, volunteers ages 18-30 years and 60-75 commenced an ultra-short 90-min sleep-wake cycle, during which they were exposed to 3000 lux light for 3 hours at balanced times of day, repeated for 3 days. Urine samples were assayed to explore any LH phase response curve. Second, depressed participants 60-79 years of age were treated with bright light or dim placebo light for 28 days, with measurements of urinary LH and FSH before and after treatment. Third, women of ages 20-45 years with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD were treated to one 3-hour exposure of morning light, measuring LH and FSH in urine before and after the treatments. Results Two of the three studies showed significant increases in LH after light treatment, and FSH also tended to increase, but there were no significant contrasts with parallel placebo treatments and no significant time-of-day treatment effects. Conclusions These results gave some support for the hypothesis that bright light may augment LH secretion. Longer-duration studies may be needed to clarify the effects of light on human LH and FSH.

  6. Weak evidence of bright light effects on human LH and FSH.

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    Kripke, Daniel F; Elliott, Jeffrey A; Youngstedt, Shawn D; Parry, Barbara L; Hauger, Richard L; Rex, Katharine M

    2010-05-11

    Most mammals are seasonal breeders whose gonads grow to anticipate reproduction in the spring and summer. As day length increases, secretion increases for two gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). This response is largely controlled by light. Light effects on gonadotropins are mediated through effects on the suprachiasmatic nucleus and responses of the circadian system. There is some evidence that seasonal breeding in humans is regulated by similar mechanisms, and that light stimulates LH secretion, but primate responses seem complex. To gain further information on effects of bright light on LH and FSH secretion in humans, we analyzed urine samples collected in three experiments conducted for other goals. First, volunteers ages 18-30 years and 60-75 commenced an ultra-short 90-min sleep-wake cycle, during which they were exposed to 3000 lux light for 3 hours at balanced times of day, repeated for 3 days. Urine samples were assayed to explore any LH phase response curve. Second, depressed participants 60-79 years of age were treated with bright light or dim placebo light for 28 days, with measurements of urinary LH and FSH before and after treatment. Third, women of ages 20-45 years with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) were treated to one 3-hour exposure of morning light, measuring LH and FSH in urine before and after the treatments. Two of the three studies showed significant increases in LH after light treatment, and FSH also tended to increase, but there were no significant contrasts with parallel placebo treatments and no significant time-of-day treatment effects. These results gave some support for the hypothesis that bright light may augment LH secretion. Longer-duration studies may be needed to clarify the effects of light on human LH and FSH.

  7. Validation of a noninvasive diagnostic tool to verify neuter status in dogs: The urinary FSH to creatinine ratio.

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    Albers-Wolthers, C H J; de Gier, J; Oei, C H Y; Schaefers-Okkens, A C; Kooistra, H S

    2016-09-15

    Determining the presence of functional gonadal tissue in dogs can be challenging, especially in bitches during anestrus or not known to have been ovariectomized, or in male dogs with nonscrotal testes. Furthermore, in male dogs treated with deslorelin, a slow-release GnRH agonist implant for reversible chemical castration, the verification of complete downregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis can be difficult, especially if pretreatment parameters such as the size of the testes or prostate gland are not available. The aims of this study were to validate an immunoradiometric assay for measurement of FSH in canine urine, to determine if the urinary FSH to creatinine ratio can be used to verify the neuter status in bitches and male dogs, as an alternative to the plasma FSH concentration, and to determine if downregulation of the HPG axis is achieved in male dogs during deslorelin treatment. Recovery of added canine FSH and serial dilutions of urine reported that the immunoradiometric assay measures urinary FSH concentration accurately and with high precision. Plasma FSH concentrations (the mean of two samples, taken 40 minutes apart) and the urinary FSH to creatinine ratio were determined before gonadectomy and 140 days (median, range 121-225 days) and 206 days (median, range 158-294 days) after gonadectomy of 13 bitches and five male dogs, respectively, and in 13 male dogs before and 132 days (median, range 117-174 days) after administration of a deslorelin implant. In both bitches and male dogs, the plasma FSH concentration and the urinary FSH to creatinine ratio were significantly higher after gonadectomy, with no overlapping of their ranges. Receiver operating characteristic analysis of the urinary FSH to creatinine ratio revealed a cut-off value of 2.9 in bitches and 6.5 in males to verify the presence or absence of functional gonadal tissue. In male dogs treated with deslorelin, the plasma FSH concentrations and urinary FSH to

  8. Actividad estimulante de la fracción de saponósidos triterpénicos de la Polyscias fruticosa (L.) Harms (aralia) y la fracción de gingeroles del Zingiber officinales Roscoe (jengibre)

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    Pérez de Alejo, José Luis; Larionova, María; Rodríguez Rodríguez, Gilda; Miranda Flores, Roberto

    1999-01-01

    Se extrajeron mediante fraccionamiento químico los saponósidos triterpénicos de la Polyscias fruticosa (L.) HARMS (Aralia) y los gingeroles del Zingiber officinale Roscoe (jenjibre). Las 2 fracciones crudas de la Polyscias; la fracción butánolica (FBP), la acuosa (FAP); y la fracción cruda de gingeroles se ensayaron farmacológicamente en un modelo experimental de fatiga, para conocer su posible actividad estimulante. Se realizó un estudio cromatográfico para saponósidos y gingeroles, y se det...

  9. FSH inhibits the augmentation by oestradiol of the pituitary responsiveness to GnRH in the female rat

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    Schuiling, GA; Valkhof, N; Koiter, TR

    The effect of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) treatment on the pituitary response to gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) was studied in rats in various reproductive conditions. A 3-day treatment of cycling rats with FSH (Metrodin(R); 10 IU/injection) lowered the spontaneous pre-ovulatory

  10. The OPTIMIST study: optimisation of cost effectiveness through individualised FSH stimulation dosages for IVF treatment. A randomised controlled trial

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    van Tilborg, Theodora C.; Eijkemans, Marinus J. C.; Laven, Joop S. E.; Koks, Carolien A. M.; de Bruin, Jan Peter; Scheffer, Gabrielle J.; van Golde, Ron J. T.; Fleischer, Kathrin; Hoek, Annemieke; Nap, Annemiek W.; Kuchenbecker, Walter K. H.; Manger, Petra A.; Brinkhuis, Egbert A.; van Heusden, Arne M.; Sluijmer, Alexander V.; Verhoeff, Arie; van Hooff, Marcel H. A.; Friederich, Jaap; Smeenk, Jesper M. J.; Kwee, Janet; Verhoeve, Harold R.; Lambalk, Cornelis B.; Helmerhorst, Frans M.; van der Veen, Fulco; Mol, Ben Willem J.; Torrance, Helen L.; Broekmans, Frank J. M.

    2012-01-01

    Background: Costs of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) are high, which is partly due to the use of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). FSH is usually administered in a standard dose. However, due to differences in ovarian reserve between women, ovarian response also differs with potential negative

  11. Clinical significance of measurement of serum TNF-α, T, FSH and PRL levels in male infertility

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    Li Tianquan; Zhou Minglian; He Haoming

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To explore the significance of changes of serum TNF-α, T, FSH and PRL levels in male patients with infertility. Methods: Serum TNF-α, T, FSH and PRL (with RIA) were measured in 36 male patients with infertility and 35 male controls. Results: Serum T level was significantly lower in the patients than those in controls (P<0.01), while the serum TNF-α, FSH and PRL levels were significantly higher in the patients (P<0.01). Serum TNF-α level was negatively correlated with T level in the patients (r=-0.5184, P<0.01) and positively correlated with FSH, PRL levels (r=0.6184, 0.5925, P<0.01). Conclusion: Serum TNF-α, T, FSH and PRL levels were significantly changed in male with infertility and determination of which might useful for prognosis and treatment clinically. (authors)

  12. Lower sperm DNA fragmentation after r-FSH administration in functional hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.

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    Ruvolo, Giovanni; Roccheri, Maria Carmela; Brucculeri, Anna Maria; Longobardi, Salvatore; Cittadini, Ettore; Bosco, Liana

    2013-04-01

    An observational clinical and molecular study was designed to evaluate the effects of the administration of recombinant human FSH on sperm DNA fragmentation in men with a non-classical form of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia. In the study were included 53 men with a non-classical form of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia. In all patients, sperm DNA fragmentation index (DFI), assessed by terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate (dUTP) in situ DNA nick end-labelling (TUNEL) assay, was evaluated before starting the treatment with 150 IU of recombinant human FSH, given three times a week for at least 3 months. Patients' semen analysis and DNA fragmentation index were re-evaluated after the 3-month treatment period. After recombinant human FSH therapy, we did not find any differences in terms of sperm count, motility and morphology. The average DNA fragmentation index was significantly reduced (21.15 vs 15.2, p15 %), while no significant variation occurred in the patients with DFI values ≤ 15 %. Recombinant human FSH administration improves sperm DNA integrity in hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia men with DNA fragmentation index value >15 % .

  13. Effects of recombinant LH treatment on folliculogenesis and responsiveness to FSH stimulation

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    Durnerin, Cedrin I; Erb, K; Fleming, R

    2008-01-01

    at the start of r-hLH treatment, on FSH stimulation Days 0 and 8 and at the time of HCG administration. RESULTS: The LH treatment was associated with increased small antral follicles prior to FSH stimulation (P = 0.007), and an increased yield of normally fertilized (2 PN) embryos (P = 0...... in a clinical setting by employing a sequential approach to stimulation by recombinant human (r-h) LH followed by r-hFSH in women who were profoundly down-regulated by depo GnRH agonist. METHODS: We employed a multi-centre, prospective, randomized approach. Women (n = 146) were treated in a long course high......-dose GnRH agonist (Decapeptyl, 4.2 mg s.c.) protocol and were randomized to receive r-hLH (Luveris, 300 IU/day) for a fixed 7 days, or no r-hLH treatment. This was followed by a standard r-hFSH stimulation regime (Gonal-F, 150 IU/day). Ultrasound and hormone assessments of responses were measured...

  14. Effect of different dose rates administration of FSH + LH (Pergonal®)

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    The does were randomly assigned to 4 treatment groups administered of 19.0 IU, 38.0 IU and 76.0 IU FSH + LH (Pergonal®) and 1.0 ml physiological saline as the control treatment. The treatments were administered intramuscularly for 3 days consecutively. The results on the number of corpora lutea on the ovary did not ...

  15. An economic evaluation of highly purified HMG and recombinant FSH based on a large randomized trial.

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    Wechowski, Jaroslaw; Connolly, Mark; McEwan, Philip; Kennedy, Richard

    2007-11-01

    Public funding for IVF is increasingly being challenged by health authorities in an attempt to minimize health service costs. In light of treatment rationing, the need to consider costs in relation to outcomes is paramount. To assess the cost implications of gonadotrophin treatment options, an economic evaluation comparing highly purified human menopausal gonadotrophin (HP-HMG) and recombinant FSH (rFSH) has been conducted. The analysis is based on individual patient data from a large randomized controlled trial (n = 731) in a long agonist IVF protocol. The economic evaluation uses a discrete event simulation model to assess treatment costs in relation to live births for both treatments based on published UK costs. After one cycle the mean costs per IVF treatment for HP-HMG and rFSH were pound2396 (95% CI pound2383-2414) and pound2633 ( pound2615-2652), respectively. The average cost-saving of pound237 per IVF cycle using HP-HMG allows one additional cycle to be delivered for every 10 cycles. With maternal and neonatal costs applied, the median cost per IVF baby delivered with HP-HMG was pound8893 compared with pound11,741 for rFSH (P cost-saving potential of HP-HMG in IVF was still apparent after varying critical cost parameters in the probabilistic sensitivity analysis.

  16. Expression of FSH receptor in ovary tissue of rats with letrozole-induced polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Guo Hongsheng; An Changxin; Chen Dong

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the expressions of FSH receptor mRNA and protein in ovary tissue in rats with letrozole-induced polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and to provide experimental data for the model application. Methods: Forty rats were randomly divided into two groups (n=20), in PCOS model group letrozole was administered once daily during 21 d, and in control group without any treatment. The gonadal hormone concentrations in serum were determined by radioimmunoassay, the histologic changes in ovaries were observed by HE staining, the expression of FSH receptor gene in ovary tissue was detected by realtime -PCR, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry. Results: Compared with control group, estradiol (E 2 ) and progesterone in model group showed a considerable reduction (P 0.05). Compared with control group, the ovaries from model group showed high incidence of subcapsular ovarian cyst and capsular thickening and decreased number of corpora lute a. The expressions of FSH receptor mRNA and protein were significantly higher in model group than those in control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: The expression of FSH receptor gene in letrozole-induced polycystic ovaries is similar with that of PCOS women, the rat model is proved to be an ideal PCOS animal model to study the pathophysiology of PCOS. (authors)

  17. Recovery of ovarian function after postradiation menopause. Do FSH levels have a definitive prognostic value?

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    Letur-Konirsch, H.; Guis, F.

    1996-01-01

    Menopause, conventionally defined as the permanent cessation as a result of loss of ovarian follicular activity, is biologically expressed by the collapse of plasma levels and increased plasma levels of the gonadotrophins FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone). At present, estimation of the ovarian follicle reserve is based on endocrine capacity tests of the ovaries, with increased FSH representing the first sign of exocrine ovarian failure. We report the case of one of our amenorrhoeic patients after chemotherapy, total body radiation and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for acute immuno-blastic leukaemia. This patient was included in an in vitro fertilization with oocyte donation (IVF-OD) programme for iatrogenic premature ovarian failure with increased FSH levels. Instead of high levels of gonadotrophins, this young woman recovered spontaneous follicular developments, benefited from standard IVF with her own oocytes and brought a twin pregnancy to term. This observation shows that a high FSH level is not a definitive prediction of ovarian exocrine capacity. In young women of child-bearing age such as these wanting a child and showing signs of endogenous estrogen impregnation, evaluation of the existence and quality of follicular development is an important factor. (author)

  18. Effects of estradiol and FSH on leptin levels in women with suppressed pituitary

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    Geber Selmo

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Female fertility depends on adequate nutrition and energy reserves, suggesting a correlation between the metabolic reserve and reproductive capacity. Leptin regulates body weight and energy homeostasis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether estradiol or FSH alone has a direct effect on the production of leptin. Methods A total of 64 patients submitted to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation with recombinant FSH for assisted reproduction and 20 patients using estradiol valerate for endometrial preparation for oocyte donation treatment were included in the study. All patients used GnRH analogues before starting treatment to achieve pituitary suppression. Blood samples for hormonal measurements were collected before starting and after completing the respective treatments. Data were analyzed statistically by the chi-square test, Student’s t-test and Pearson’s correlation test. Results We observed an elevation of serum leptin levels secondary to the increase in estradiol, in the absence of influence of any other ovarian or pituitary hormone. The rising rate of leptin levels was higher in women treated with recombinant FSH, which also had higher levels of estradiol, than in those treated with estradiol valerate. Conclusions This study demonstrates a correlation between serum levels of estradiol and leptin, suggesting that estradiol is an important regulator of leptin production and that its effects can be amplified by its association with FSH.

  19. Effects of estradiol and FSH on leptin levels in women with suppressed pituitary.

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    Geber, Selmo; Brandão, Augusto H F; Sampaio, Marcos

    2012-06-15

    Female fertility depends on adequate nutrition and energy reserves, suggesting a correlation between the metabolic reserve and reproductive capacity. Leptin regulates body weight and energy homeostasis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether estradiol or FSH alone has a direct effect on the production of leptin. A total of 64 patients submitted to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation with recombinant FSH for assisted reproduction and 20 patients using estradiol valerate for endometrial preparation for oocyte donation treatment were included in the study. All patients used GnRH analogues before starting treatment to achieve pituitary suppression. Blood samples for hormonal measurements were collected before starting and after completing the respective treatments. Data were analyzed statistically by the chi-square test, Student's t-test and Pearson's correlation test. We observed an elevation of serum leptin levels secondary to the increase in estradiol, in the absence of influence of any other ovarian or pituitary hormone. The rising rate of leptin levels was higher in women treated with recombinant FSH, which also had higher levels of estradiol, than in those treated with estradiol valerate. This study demonstrates a correlation between serum levels of estradiol and leptin, suggesting that estradiol is an important regulator of leptin production and that its effects can be amplified by its association with FSH.

  20. A FSH-Secreting Pituitary Macroadenoma Causing A Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome

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    Xiong Wang

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available FSH-secreting pituitary adenomas can affect sexual and reproductive function. In this article, we have reported the case of a 32-year-old male with secondary infertility. The patient had sexual and reproductive disturbances. The test results of the blood samples indicated obviously decreased testosterone (T and estradiol (E2 levels. Based on previous hormonal results, the patient received pituitary stimulation and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG tests. Both follicle stimulating hormone (FSH and luteinizing hormone (LH showed low response during the pituitary stimulation test. The results of the hCG test indicated that T/E2 could recover to a normal level. In addition, this patient was diagnosed with pituitary macroadenoma, which was supported by the pituitary MRI. The man’s sexual and reproductive functions recovered following surgery. The pathological results confirmed that the tumor tissue was an FSH-secreting pituitary adenoma by immunohistochemical staining. The purpose of this report was to review the relative literature and discuss the influence of FSH-secreting pituitary adenomas on hormones through the hypothalamus-pituitary-testis axis.

  1. Possible applications of RIA of LH and FSH in diagnosis of Stein-Leventhal syndrome

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    Zenisek, L.; Talas, M.; Stehlikova, J.; Fingerova, H.; Duskova, M.

    1981-01-01

    LH determination in the serum significantly assists in diagnosing polycystic ovaries. Values exceeding 22 mIU/ml serum are indicative of a typical picture of polycystic ovaries similar to those found in the Stein-Leventhal syndrome. Lower levels indicate an atypical picture of polycystic ovaries or low-cyst ovary degeneration. FSH level cannot be used for this diagnosis. (author)

  2. Mutations and polymorphisms in FSH receptor: functional implications in human reproduction.

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    Desai, Swapna S; Roy, Binita Sur; Mahale, Smita D

    2013-12-01

    FSH brings about its physiological actions by activating a specific receptor located on target cells. Normal functioning of the FSH receptor (FSHR) is crucial for follicular development and estradiol production in females and for the regulation of Sertoli cell function and spermatogenesis in males. In the last two decades, the number of inactivating and activating mutations, single nucleotide polymorphisms, and spliced variants of FSHR gene has been identified in selected infertile cases. Information on genotype-phenotype correlation and in vitro functional characterization of the mutants has helped in understanding the possible genetic cause for female infertility in affected individuals. The information is also being used to dissect various extracellular and intracellular events involved in hormone-receptor interaction by studying the differences in the properties of the mutant receptor when compared with WT receptor. Studies on polymorphisms in the FSHR gene have shown variability in clinical outcome among women treated with FSH. These observations are being explored to develop molecular markers to predict the optimum dose of FSH required for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. Pharmacogenetics is an emerging field in this area that aims at designing individual treatment protocols for reproductive abnormalities based on FSHR gene polymorphisms. The present review discusses the current knowledge of various genetic alterations in FSHR and their impact on receptor function in the female reproductive system.

  3. Possible applications of RIA of LH and FSH in diagnosis of Stein-Leventhal syndrome

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    Zenisek, L.; Talas, M.; Stehlikova, J.; Fingerova, H.; Duskova, M.

    1981-01-01

    LH determination in the serum significantly assists in diagnosing polycystic ovaries. Values exceeding 22 mIU/ml serum are indicative of a typical picture of polycystic ovaries similar to those found in the Stein-Leventhal syndrome. Lower levels indicate an atypical picture of polycystic ovaries or low-cyst ovary degeneration. FSH level cannot be used for this diagnosis.

  4. Interactions between androgens, FSH, anti-Müllerian hormone and estradiol during folliculogenesis in the human normal and polycystic ovary.

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    Dewailly, Didier; Robin, Geoffroy; Peigne, Maëliss; Decanter, Christine; Pigny, Pascal; Catteau-Jonard, Sophie

    2016-11-01

    Androgens, FSH, anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and estradiol (E2) are essential in human ovarian folliculogenesis. However, the interactions between these four players is not fully understood. The purpose of this review is to highlight the chronological sequence of the appearance and function of androgens, FSH, AMH and E2 and to discuss controversies in the relationship between FSH and AMH. A better understanding of this interaction could supplement our current knowledge about the pathophysiology of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A literature review was performed using the following search terms: androgens, FSH, FSH receptor, anti-Mullerian hormone, AMHRII, estradiol, follicle, ovary, PCOS, aromatase, granulosa cell, oocyte. The time period searched was 1980-2015 and the databases interrogated were PubMed and Web of Science. During the pre-antral ('gonadotropin-independent') follicle growth, FSH is already active and promotes follicle growth in synergy with theca cell-derived androgens. Conversely, AMH is inhibitory by counteracting FSH. We challenge the hypothesis that AMH is regulated by androgens and propose rather an indirect effect through an androgen-dependent amplification of FSH action on granulosa cells (GCs) from small growing follicles. This hypothesis implies that FSH stimulates AMH expression. During the antral ('gonadotropin-dependent') follicle growth, E2 production results from FSH-dependent activation of aromatase. Conversely, AMH is inhibitory but the decline of its expression, amplified by E2, allows full expression of aromatase, characteristic of the large antral follicles. We propose a theoretical scheme made up of two triangles that follow each other chronologically. In PCOS, pre-antral follicle growth is excessive (triangle 1) because of intrinsic androgen excess that renders GCs hypersensitive to FSH, with consequently excessive AMH expression. Antral follicle growth and differentiation are disturbed (triangle 2) because of the

  5. Cumulus expansion, nuclear maturation and connexin 43, cyclooxygenase-2 and FSH receptor mRNA expression in equine cumulus-oocyte complexes cultured in vitro in the presence of FSH and precursors for hyaluronic acid synthesis

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    Aiudi Giulio

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate cumulus expansion, nuclear maturation and expression of connexin 43, cyclooxygenase-2 and FSH receptor transcripts in equine cumuli oophori during in vivo and in vitro maturation in the presence of equine FSH (eFSH and precursors for hyaluronic acid synthesis. Equine cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC were cultured in a control defined medium supplemented with eFSH (0 to 5 micrograms/ml, Fetal Calf Serum (FCS, precursors for hyaluronic acid synthesis or glutamine according to the experiments. After in vitro maturation, the cumulus expansion rate was increased with 1 microgram/ml eFSH, and was the highest with 20% FCS. It was not influenced by precursors for hyaluronic acid synthesis or glutamine. The expression of transcripts related to cumulus expansion was analyzed in equine cumulus cells before maturation, and after in vivo and in vitro maturation, by using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR with specific primers. Connexin 43, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2 and FSH receptor (FSHr mRNA were detected in equine cumulus cells before and after maturation. Their level did not vary during in vivo or in vitro maturation and was influenced neither by FSH nor by precursors for hyaluronic acid synthesis. Results indicate that previously reported regulation of connexin 43 and COX-2 proteins during equine COC maturation may involve post-transcriptional mechanisms.

  6. Individualized FSH dosing based on ovarian reserve testing in women starting IVF/ICSI : A multicentre trial and cost-effectiveness analysis

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    van Tilborg, Theodora C.; Oudshoorn, Simone C.; Eijkemans, Marinus J. C.; Mochtar, Monique H.; van Golde, Ron J. T.; Hoek, Annemieke; Kuchenbecker, Walter K. H.; Fleischer, Kathrin; de Bruin, Jan Peter; Groen, Henk; van Wely, Madelon; Lambalk, Cornelis B.; Laven, Joop S. E.; Mol, Ben Willem J.; Broekmans, Frank J. M.; Torrance, Helen L.

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    STUDY QUESTION: Is there a difference in live birth rate and/or cost-effectiveness between antral follicle count (AFC)-based individualized FSH dosing or standard FSH dosing in women starting IVF or ICSI treatment? SUMMARY ANSWER: In women initiating IVF/ICSI, AFC-based individualized FSH dosing

  7. Individualized FSH dosing based on ovarian reserve testing in women starting IVF/ICSI: a multicentre trial and cost-effectiveness analysis

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    van Tilborg, Theodora C.; Oudshoorn, Simone C.; Eijkemans, Marinus J. C.; Mochtar, Monique H.; van Golde, Ron J. T.; Hoek, Annemieke; Kuchenbecker, Walter K. H.; Fleischer, Kathrin; de Bruin, Jan Peter; Groen, Henk; van Wely, Madelon; Lambalk, Cornelis B.; Laven, Joop S. E.; Mol, Ben Willem J.; Broekmans, Frank J. M.; Torrance, Helen L.

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    STUDY QUESTION: Is there a difference in live birth rate and/or cost-effectiveness between antral follicle count (AFC)-based individualized FSH dosing or standard FSH dosing in women starting IVF or ICSI treatment? SUMMARY ANSWER: In women initiating IVF/ICSI, AFC-based individualized FSH dosing

  8. An economic comparison of a laparoscopic electrocautery strategy and ovulation induction with recombinant FSH in women with clomiphene citrate-resistant polycystic ovary syndrome

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    van Wely, M.; Bayram, N.; van der Veen, F.; Bossuyt, P. M. M.

    2004-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Recombinant FSH (rFSH) is the current standard treatment for ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that do not respond to clomiphene citrate. Ovulation induction with rFSH is known to be costly due to the necessity of daily injections and intensive

  9. PENGARUH PEMBERIAN MONOSODIUM GLUTAMAT (MSG PADA TIKUS JANTAN (Rattus Norvegicus TERHADAP FSH DAN LH

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    Zulkarnain Edward

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available AbstrakKemajuan teknologi informasi membawa dampak terhadap perubahan gaya hidup masyarakat, termasuk perubahan pola konsumsi makanan yang lebih banyak mengkonsumsi jenis makanan cepat saji, makanan kemasan dan makanan awetan yang belakangan ini semakin banyak dijual dipasar tradisional dan swalayan. Penggunaan bahan tambahan makanan sering dijumpai, salah satunya adalah bahan penyedap yang banyak sekali digunakan seperti senyawa L-asam glutamat yang digunakan dalam bentuk garam yaitu monosodium glutamat (MSG. Berbagai merk dagang MSG telah dikenal dimasyarakat secara luas seperti ajinomoto, vetsin, micin, sasa, miwon dan sebagainya.MSG adalah garam monosodium dengan asam glutamat yang sering digunakan sebagai bahan penyedap masakan untuk merangsang selera makan. Pemberian MSG mengakibatkan gangguan hormonal pada hewan coba, ion glutamat dalam sirkulasi portal akan mempengaruhi hipotalamus dalam memproduksi GnRH yang selanjutnya akan mengganggu hipofise anterior dalam memproduksi FSH dan LH. Fungsi FSH adalah untuk bekerja pada tubulus seminiferus terutama pada sel sertoli untuk meningkatkan spermatogenesis, sedangkan LH berfungsi pada sel Leydig untuk mengatur sekresi testosteron.Penelitian ini bersifat eksperimen dengan rancangan post only group design. Penelitian dilakukan di laboratorium Biologi dan laboratorium Biokimia Fakultas Kedokteran Unand Padang dari tanggal 20 Desember 2009 sampai 30 Februari 2010. Populasi adalah tikus putih jantan strain Jepang (Rattus norvegicus yang berasal dari laboratorium Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam Unand. Sampel berjumlah 20 ekor dibagi atas 4 kelompok dengan satu kelompok kontrol dan tiga kelompok perlakuan. Dosis MSG yang digunakan yaitu P1= 4800 mg/kgbb/hari, P2=7200 mg/kgbb/hari dan P3= 9600 mg/kgbb/hari diberikan peroral sebanyak dua siklus epitel seminiferus. Analisa dengan uji Anova dengan derajat kepercayaan 95% dan jika bermakna dilanjutkan dengan uji Multiple Comparissons jenis

  10. Recombinant versus highly-purified, urinary follicle-stimulating hormone (r-FSH vs. HP-uFSH) in ovulation induction: a prospective, randomized study with cost-minimization analysis.

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    Revelli, Alberto; Poso, Francesca; Gennarelli, Gianluca; Moffa, Federica; Grassi, Giuseppina; Massobrio, Marco

    2006-07-18

    Both recombinant FSH (r-FSH) and highly-purified, urinary FSH (HP-uFSH) are frequently used in ovulation induction associated with timed sexual intercourse. Their effectiveness is reported to be similar, and therefore the costs of treatment represent a major issue to be considered. Although several studies about costs in IVF have been published, data obtained in low-technology infertility treatments are still scarce. Two hundred and sixty infertile women (184 with unexplained infertility, 76 with CC-resistant polycystic ovary syndrome) at their first treatment cycle were randomized and included in the study. Ovulation induction was accomplished by daily administration of rFSH or HP-uFSH according to a low-dose, step-up regimen aimed to obtain a monofollicular ovulation. A bi- or tri-follicular ovulation was anyway accepted, whereas hCG was withdrawn and the cycle cancelled when more than three follicles greater than or equal to 18 mm diameter were seen at ultrasound. The primary outcome measure was the cost of therapy per delivered baby, estimated according to a cost-minimization analysis. Secondary outcomes were the following: monofollicular ovulation rate, total FSH dose, cycle cancellation rate, length of the follicular phase, number of developing follicles (>12 mm diameter), endometrial thickness at hCG, incidence of twinning and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, delivery rate. The overall FSH dose needed to achieve ovulation was significantly lower with r-FSH, whereas all the other studied variables did not significantly differ with either treatments. However, a trend toward a higher delivery rate with r-FSH was observed in the whole group and also when results were considered subgrouping patients according to the indication to treatment. Considering the significantly lower number of vials/patient and the slight (although non-significant) increase in the delivery rate with r-FSH, the cost-minimization analysis showed a 9.4% reduction in the overall therapy

  11. Recombinant versus highly-purified, urinary follicle-stimulating hormone (r-FSH vs. HP-uFSH in ovulation induction: a prospective, randomized study with cost-minimization analysis

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    Grassi Giuseppina

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Both recombinant FSH (r-FSH and highly-purified, urinary FSH (HP-uFSH are frequently used in ovulation induction associated with timed sexual intercourse. Their effectiveness is reported to be similar, and therefore the costs of treatment represent a major issue to be considered. Although several studies about costs in IVF have been published, data obtained in low-technology infertility treatments are still scarce. Methods Two hundred and sixty infertile women (184 with unexplained infertility, 76 with CC-resistant polycystic ovary syndrome at their first treatment cycle were randomized and included in the study. Ovulation induction was accomplished by daily administration of rFSH or HP-uFSH according to a low-dose, step-up regimen aimed to obtain a monofollicular ovulation. A bi- or tri-follicular ovulation was anyway accepted, whereas hCG was withdrawn and the cycle cancelled when more than three follicles greater than or equal to 18 mm diameter were seen at ultrasound. The primary outcome measure was the cost of therapy per delivered baby, estimated according to a cost-minimization analysis. Secondary outcomes were the following: monofollicular ovulation rate, total FSH dose, cycle cancellation rate, length of the follicular phase, number of developing follicles (>12 mm diameter, endometrial thickness at hCG, incidence of twinning and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, delivery rate. Results The overall FSH dose needed to achieve ovulation was significantly lower with r-FSH, whereas all the other studied variables did not significantly differ with either treatments. However, a trend toward a higher delivery rate with r-FSH was observed in the whole group and also when results were considered subgrouping patients according to the indication to treatment. Conclusion Considering the significantly lower number of vials/patient and the slight (although non-significant increase in the delivery rate with r-FSH, the cost

  12. FSH to estradiol ratio can be used as screening method for mild cognitive impairment in postmenopausal women.

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    Hestiantoro, A; Wiwie, M; Shadrina, A; Ibrahim, N; Purba, J S

    2017-12-01

    To determine the role of anthropometric measurement, menopausal symptoms and biochemical marker changes as screening methods for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in postmenopausal women Methods: A cross-sectional study included 282 postmenopausal women in Jakarta, further classified into two groups, with and without MCI. Some related variables such as age, body mass index (BMI), duration of menopause, vasomotor symptoms, hormone levels such as follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone, leptin, estradiol, and cognitive status, were assessed and analyzed. The FSH levels significantly correlated with MCI incidence (p = 0.018), along with the ratio of FSH/estradiol levels (p = 0.029) and ratio of FSH/soluble leptin receptor (p = 0.011), while other variables did not. By multivariate analysis, the ratio of FSH/estradiol was known as the most significant factor with a probability of having MCI in menopausal women of 1.15. Using the ROC curve, the threshold of the ratio FSH/estradiol to predict MCI was 1.94, with sensitivity 66.5% and specificity 46.8%. The ratio of FSH to estradiol (>1.94) can be used as a screening method for the occurrence of MCI in postmenopausal women.

  13. Individualized FSH dosing based on ovarian reserve testing in women starting IVF/ICSI: a multicentre trial and cost-effectiveness analysis

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    van Tilborg, Theodora C.; Oudshoorn, Simone C.; Eijkemans, Marinus J. C.; Mochtar, Monique H.; van Golde, Ron J. T.; Hoek, Annemieke; Kuchenbecker, Walter K. H.; Fleischer, Kathrin; de Bruin, Jan Peter; Groen, Henk; van Wely, Madelon; Lambalk, Cornelis B.; Laven, Joop S. E.; Mol, Ben Willem J.; Broekmans, Frank J. M.

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    STUDY QUESTION: Is there a difference in live birth rate and/or cost-effectiveness between antral follicle count (AFC)-based individualized FSH dosing or standard FSH dosing in women starting IVF or ICSI treatment? SUMMARY ANSWER: In women initiating IVF/ICSI, AFC-based individualized FSH dosing does not improve live birth rates or reduce costs as compared to a standard FSH dose. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In IVF or ICSI, ovarian reserve testing is often used to adjust the FSH dose in order to no...

  14. Ultrastructure of sheep primordial follicles cultured in the presence of indol acetic acid, EGF, and FSH

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    Andrade, Evelyn Rabelo; Hyttel, Poul; Landim-Alvarenga, Fernanda Da Cruz

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the ultrastructural characteristics of primordial follicles after culturing of sheep ovarian cortical slices in the presence of indol acetic acid (IAA), Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), and FSH. To evaluate ultrastructure of primordial follicles cultured...... in MEM (control) or in MEM containing IAA, EGF, and FSH, fragments of cultured tissue were processes for transmission electron microscopy. Except in the control, primordial follicles cultured in supplemented media for 6¿d were ultrastructurally normal. They had oocyte with intact nucleus...... and the cytoplasm contained heterogeneous-sized lipid droplets and numerous round or elongated mitochondria with intact parallel cristae were observed. Rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER) was rarely found. The granulosa cells cytoplasm contained a great number of mitochondria and abundant RER. In conclusion...

  15. Regulation of LH/FSH expression by secretoglobin 3A2 in the mouse pituitary gland.

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    Miyano, Yuki; Tahara, Shigeyuki; Sakata, Ichiro; Sakai, Takafumi; Abe, Hiroyuki; Kimura, Shioko; Kurotani, Reiko

    2014-04-01

    Secretoglobin (SCGB) 3A2 was originally identified as a downstream target for the homeodomain transcription factor NKX2-1 in the lung. NKX2-1 plays a role in the genesis and expression of genes in the thyroid, lung and ventral forebrain; Nkx2-1-null mice have no thyroid and pituitary and severely hypoplastic lungs and hypothalamus. To demonstrate whether SCGB3A2 plays any role in pituitary hormone production, NKX2-1 and SCGB3A2 expression in the mouse pituitary gland was examined by immunohistochemical analysis and RT-PCR. NKX2-1 was localized in the posterior pituitary lobe, whereas SCGB3A2 was observed in both anterior and posterior lobes as shown by immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR. Expression of CCAAT-enhancer binding proteins (C/EBPs), which regulate mouse Scgb3a2 transcription, was also examined by RT-PCR. C/EBPβ, γ, δ and ζ were expressed in the adult mouse pituitary gland. SCGB3A2 was expressed in the anterior and posterior lobes from postnatal days 1 and 5, respectively and the areas where SCGB3A2 expression was found coincided with the area where FSH-secreting cells were found. Double-staining for SCGB3A2 and pituitary hormones revealed that SCGB3A2 was mainly localized in gonadotrophs in 49 % of FSH-secreting cells and 47 % of LH-secreting cells. In addition, SCGB3A2 dramatically inhibited LH and FSH mRNA expression in rat pituitary primary cell cultures. These results suggest that SCGB3A2 regulates FSH/LH production in the anterior pituitary lobe and that transcription factors other than NKX2-1 may regulate SCGB3A2 expression.

  16. Recombinant LH supplementation to recombinant FSH during the final days of controlled ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization. A multicentre, prospective, randomized, controlled trial

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    Nyboeandersen, A.; Humaidan, P.; Fried, G.

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The purpose of this multicentre, multinational trial was to study whether rLH supplementation to recombinant FSH (rFSH) during the late follicular phase increased pregnancy rates. METHODS: After down-regulation with nafarelin, 526 women were randomized on Day 1 of stimulation to use...... either rFSH (Gonal-F) alone (n = 261) or to continue after Day 6 of stimulation with both rFSH (Gonal-F) and rLH (Luveris) (n = 265) from Day 6. The starting dose of rFSH was 150-225 IU/day according to age below or above 35 years. RESULTS: Ongoing pregnancy rate at week 10-12 was 28.7% after rFSH alone...... and 27.2% after rFSH + rLH. This showed no evidence of a difference. Administration of rLH significantly (Prates in patients with low LH levels (

  17. Recombinant LH supplementation to recombinant FSH during the final days of controlled ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization. A multicentre, prospective, randomized, controlled trial

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    Nyboeandersen, A; Al Humaidan, Peter Samir Heskjær; Fried, G

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The purpose of this multicentre, multinational trial was to study whether rLH supplementation to recombinant FSH (rFSH) during the late follicular phase increased pregnancy rates. METHODS: After down-regulation with nafarelin, 526 women were randomized on Day 1 of stimulation to use...... either rFSH (Gonal-F) alone (n = 261) or to continue after Day 6 of stimulation with both rFSH (Gonal-F) and rLH (Luveris) (n = 265) from Day 6. The starting dose of rFSH was 150-225 IU/day according to age below or above 35 years. RESULTS: Ongoing pregnancy rate at week 10-12 was 28.7% after rFSH alone...... and 27.2% after rFSH + rLH. This showed no evidence of a difference. Administration of rLH significantly (PLH. Ongoing pregnancy rates in patients with low LH levels (

  18. Age and methods of fatal self harm (FSH). Is there a link?

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    Tadros, G; Salib, E

    2000-09-01

    To examine the methods of fatal self harm (FSH) used by the elderly compared to young adults. We compared the methods of FSH used by all the elderly over 60 years of age to those used by all younger adults, over 16 and under 60, in the city of Birmingham and Solihull over a period of 4 years, 1995-1998. We applied the term FSH to all deceased who were subjects of Coroner's inquests and attracted verdicts of suicide and open verdicts. A significantly higher proportion of the elderly who fatally harmed themselves did so by drowning and asphyxia compared to the younger age group (p suicide among elderly men and women were hanging and self-poisoning by overdose, respectively. The study shows that the most common method of suicide in the elderly is poisoning by drug overdose. It raises the question about the quantity of drugs prescribed for the elderly, e.g. antidepressants, sedatives and pain killers. The study did not confirm previous reports that violent methods are used more frequently with increasing age. Copyright 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  19. Serum LH and FSH Responses to Synthetic LH-RH in Normal Infants, Children and Patients With Turner's Syndrome

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    Suwa, Seizo; And Others

    1974-01-01

    Effects of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH) on LH and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) release were studied in 26 normal children and six patients (from 1-to 14-years-old) with Turner's syndrome. (Author)

  20. Developmental changes in FSH secretion induced by 5-hydroxytryptophan, naloxone and haloperidol in male and female rats.

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    Becú-Villalobos, D; Lacau-Mengido, I M; Libertun, C

    1989-06-01

    Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) secretion is increased in the immature female rat from day 5 to days 17-18 of life, and decreases steadily thereafter until puberty. It has been reported that estradiol negative feedback and inhibin-like peptides are low during this period, while luteinizing hormone (LH) and FSH sensitivity to LH-releasing hormone (LHRH) are maximal. It was therefore of interest to study the effects of some neurotropic drugs on FSH release at 12 days of age, and to compare their effects at 1 and 20 days. Besides, as developmental patterns and regulation of FSH are different in male and female rats, the experiments were carried out using male and female littermates. The drugs chosen were haloperidol, 5-hydroxytryptophan and naloxone. These drugs release LH in the infantile female rat, the effect decreasing or disappearing as the animal matures; no effects of these drugs have been reported on FSH release in infantile rats to the present time. It was found that haloperidol (0.25 mg/kg), naloxone (2 mg/kg) and 5-hydroxytryptophan (50 mg/kg) markedly increased the already high titers of FSH in the 12-day-old female rat. This effect could not be discerned in newborn rats, and had disappeared at 20 days of age. Male littermates failed to respond at any age. When adult male and female rats in diestrus were tested, all drugs at the chosen doses were ineffective in altering FSH release. These data suggest that the infantile female rat represents an interesting physiological model to evaluate the neural regulation of FSH in a situation in which inhibitory signals provided by inhibin and estrogen in later life are diminished.

  1. Production of anti-IgG antibodies in sheep for using in the radioimmunoassays of LH, FSH and prolactin

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    Caso, R.; Perez, E.; Mosquera, M.; Arranz, C.

    1996-01-01

    In this work described the production of second antibodies in sheep against rabbit IgG for being used in radioimmunoassays for determination LH, FSH and Prolactin. There was made the comparison between the results obtained using the Kits-RIA produced by us and the commercial WHO Kits-RIA, using these antibodies. The results allowed us to use these antibodies for production Kits-RIA of LH, FSH and Prolactin

  2. Inter-laboratory validation of the measurement of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH after various lengths of frozen storage

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    Behr Barry

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH levels are used clinically to evaluate infertility, pituitary and gonadal disorders. With increased frequency of research collaborations across institutions, it is essential that inter-laboratory validation is addressed. Methods An inter-laboratory validation of three commercial FSH immunoassays was performed with human serum samples of varying frozen storage length (2 batches of 15 samples each at -25 degree C. Percentage differences and Bland-Altman limits of agreement were calculated. Results The inter- and intra-laboratory consistency of FSH values with the same assay manufacturer was much higher after shorter-term storage (frozen for less than 11 months, mean percentage degradation less than 4% than after long-term storage (2-3 years, mean percentage degradation = 23%. Comparing assay results from different manufacturers, there was similar overall long term degradation as seen with the same manufacturer (-25%, however the degradation was greater when the original FSH was greater than 20 mIU/mL relative to less than 10 mIU/mL (p Conclusion The findings suggest that degradation of serum samples stored between 11 months and 2-3 years at -25 degrees C can lead to unstable FSH measurements. Inter-laboratory variability due to frozen storage time and manufacturer differences in assay results should be accounted for when designing and implementing research or clinical quality control activities involving serum FSH at multiple study sites.

  3. Selective effects of charge on G protein activation by FSH-receptor residues 551-555 and 650-653.

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    Grasso, P; Deziel, M R; Reichert, L E

    1995-01-01

    Two cytosolic regions of the rat testicular FSH receptor (FSHR), residues 533-555 and 645-653, have been identified as G protein-coupling domains. We localized the activity in these domains to their C-terminal sequences, residues 551-555 (KIAKR, net charge +3) and 650-653 (RKSH, net charge +3), and examined the effects of charge on G protein activation by the C-terminal peptides, using synthetic analogs containing additions, through alanine (A) linkages, of arginine (R, +), histidine (H, +) or both. RA-KIAKR (net charge +4) mimicked the effect of FSHR-(551-555) on guanine nucleotide exchange in rat testis membranes, but reduced its ability to inhibit FSH-stimulated estradiol biosynthesis in cultured rat Sertoli cells. Further increasing net charge by the addition of H (HARA-KIAKR, net charge +5) increased guanosine 5'-triphosphate (GTP) binding, but eliminated FSHR-(551-555) effects on FSH-stimulated steroidogenesis. HA-RKSH (net charge +4) significantly inhibited guanine nucleotide exchange in rat testis membranes, but stimulated basal and potentiated FSH-induced estradiol biosynthesis in cultured rat Sertoli cells. Addition of two H residues (HAHA-RKSH, net charge +5) restored GTP binding and further potentiated basal and FSH-stimulated steroidogenesis. These results suggest that positive charges in G protein-coupling domains of the FSHR play a role in modulating G protein activation and postbinding effects of FSH, such as steroidogenesis.

  4. Ambientes virtuales de aprendizaje utilizando realidad aumentada

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    Diana Nancy Martínez García

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Realidad aumentada o Augmented reality es una nueva tecnología que al combinarla con espacios físicos permite ampliar el espectro de la información relacionada con dichos espacios; esto se hace a través de la superposición de imágenes, información o material audiovisual específico aplicado a cualquier área de conocimiento. Los ambientes virtuales de aprendizaje basados en realidad aumentada prometen innovación debido a que transforman los escenarios de aprendizaje real mediante el uso de nuevas tecnologías aplicadas al ámbito educativo, complementando de esta manera la percepción e interacción con el mundo real; logrando el acceso a nuevos contenidos prescindiendo de recursos físicos. En cuanto al uso de la realidad aumentada aplicada al área de enfermería, existe un sinnúmero de herramientas para complementar una clase magistral y enriquecer el proceso de aprendizaje. Sin embargo, la mayoría de los desarrollos realizados utilizando realidad aumentada proviene de contextos diferentes al nuestro, por lo que resulta importante fomentar el uso de este tipo de herramientas para que suscite el interés de los desarrolladores locales de tecnologías aplicadas al ámbito educativo y más específicamente el de salud. El objetivo de la presente revisión fue fundamentar teóricamente acerca de los ambientes virtuales de aprendizaje utilizando aplicaciones basadas en realidad aumentada.

  5. Patient preference for a long-acting recombinant FSH product in ovarian hyperstimulation in IVF: a discrete choice experiment.

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    van den Wijngaard, L; Rodijk, I C M; van der Veen, F; Gooskens-van Erven, M H W; Koks, C A M; Verhoeve, H R; Mol, B W J; van Wely, M; Mochtar, M H

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    What factors or attributes of a long-acting recombinant FSH (rFSH) or daily-administrated rFSH influence women's preferences IVF? Patients' preferences for rFSH products are primary influenced by the attribute 'number of injections', but a low 'number of injections' is exchanged for a high 'number of injections' at a 6.2% decrease in 'risk of cycle cancellation due to low response' and at a 4.5% decrease in 'chance of OHSS'. Injections of long-acting rFSH have been claimed to be preferred over daily-administrated rFSH injections, but patient preference studies to underpin this assumption have not been performed. A discrete choice experiment (DCE) was created to assess women's preference for long-acting or daily-administrated rFSH under varying attributes of efficiency, safety and burden. The selected attributes were the 'total number of injections', 'chance of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)' and the 'risk of cycle cancellation due to low response'. Questionnaires were handed out during information gathering sessions in one academic hospital and two teaching hospitals in The Netherlands between April 2011 and April 2012. Women at the start of their first IVF treatment were asked to participate in this patient preference study. Participation was voluntary. We analysed the data by using mixed logit models to estimate the utility of each attribute. Questionnaires (n = 125) were handed out with a response rate of 77% (97/125). Four respondents did not complete the questionnaire. Hence, there were 93 questionnaires available for analysis. All attributes significantly influenced women's preference. Overall, the lower 'number of injections' was preferred above the higher 'number of injections' (mean coefficient 1.25; P lower 'number of injections' for a higher 'number of injections' when gaining a 6.2% reduction in 'cycle cancellation due to low response', or a 4.5% reduction in 'chance of OHSS'. The generalizability of this DCE is limited in time-span. Women may

  6. FSH-FSHR3-stem cells in ovary surface epithelium: basis for adult ovarian biology, failure, aging, and cancer.

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    Bhartiya, Deepa; Singh, Jarnail

    2015-01-01

    Despite extensive research, genetic basis of premature ovarian failure (POF) and ovarian cancer still remains elusive. It is indeed paradoxical that scientists searched for mutations in FSH receptor (FSHR) expressed on granulosa cells, whereas more than 90% of cancers arise in ovary surface epithelium (OSE). Two distinct populations of stem cells including very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) and ovarian stem cells (OSCs) exist in OSE, are responsible for neo-oogenesis and primordial follicle assembly in adult life, and are modulated by FSH via its alternatively spliced receptor variant FSHR3 (growth factor type 1 receptor acting via calcium signaling and the ERK/MAPK pathway). Any defect in FSH-FSHR3-stem cell interaction in OSE may affect folliculogenesis and thus result in POF. Ovarian aging is associated with a compromised microenvironment that does not support stem cell differentiation into oocytes and further folliculogenesis. FSH exerts a mitogenic effect on OSE and elevated FSH levels associated with advanced age may provide a continuous trigger for stem cells to proliferate resulting in cancer, thus supporting gonadotropin theory for ovarian cancer. Present review is an attempt to put adult ovarian biology, POF, aging, and cancer in the perspective of FSH-FSHR3-stem cell network that functions in OSE. This hypothesis is further supported by the recent understanding that: i) cancer is a stem cell disease and OSE is the niche for ovarian cancer stem cells; ii) ovarian OCT4-positive stem cells are regulated by FSH; and iii) OCT4 along with LIN28 and BMP4 are highly expressed in ovarian cancers. © 2015 Society for Reproduction and Fertility.

  7. Potential role of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and transforming growth factor (TGFβ1) in the regulation of ovarian angiogenesis.

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    Kuo, Shih-Wei; Ke, Ferng-Chun; Chang, Geen-Dong; Lee, Ming-Ting; Hwang, Jiuan-Jiuan

    2011-06-01

    Angiogenesis occurs during ovarian follicle development and luteinization. Pituitary secreted FSH was reported to stimulate the expression of endothelial mitogen VEGF in granulosa cells. And, intraovarian cytokine transforming growth factor (TGF)β1 is known to facilitate FSH-induced differentiation of ovarian granulosa cells. This intrigues us to investigate the potential role of FSH and TGFβ1 regulation of granulosa cell function in relation to ovarian angiogenesis. Granulosa cells were isolated from gonadotropin-primed immature rats and treated once with FSH and/or TGFβ1 for 48 h, and the angiogenic potential of conditioned media (granulosa cell culture conditioned media; GCCM) was determined using an in vitro assay with aortic ring embedded in collagen gel and immunoblotting. FSH and TGFβ1 increased the secreted angiogenic activity in granulosa cells (FSH + TGFβ1 > FSH ≈ TGFβ1 >control) that was partly attributed to the increased secretion of pro-angiogenic factors VEGF and PDGF-B. This is further supported by the evidence that pre-treatment with inhibitor of VEGF receptor-2 (Ki8751) or PDGF receptor (AG1296) throughout or only during the first 2-day aortic ring culture period suppressed microvessel growth in GCCM-treated groups, and also inhibited the FSH + TGFβ1-GCCM-stimulated release of matrix remodeling-associated gelatinase activities. Interestingly, pre-treatment of AG1296 at late stage suppressed GCCM-induced microvessel growth and stability with demise of endothelial and mural cells. Together, we provide original findings that both FSH and TGFβ1 increased the secretion of VEGF and PDGF-B, and that in turn up-regulated the angiogenic activity in rat ovarian granulosa cells. This implicates that FSH and TGFβ1 play important roles in regulation of ovarian angiogenesis during follicle development. Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  8. Mixed protocols: Multiple ratios of FSH and LH bioactivity using highly purified, human-derived FSH (BRAVELLE and highly purified hMG (MENOPUR are unaltered by mixing together in the same syringe

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    Raike Elizabeth

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The use of mixed or blended protocols, that utilize both FSH and hMG, for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation is increasing in use. To reduce the number of injections a patient must administer, many physicians instruct their patients to mix their FSH and hMG together to be given as a single injection. Therefore, the goal of this study was to definitively determine if the FSH and LH bioactivities of highly purified, human-derived FSH (Bravelle(R and highly purified hMG (Menopur(R were altered by reconstituting in 0.9% saline and mixing in the same syringe. Methods Bravelle(R and Menopur(R were reconstituted in 0.9% saline and mixed in a Becton Dickinson plastic syringe. The FSH and LH bioactivities of the products were determined after injecting female and male rats, respectively, with Bravelle(R, Menopur(R, or a mixture of Bravelle(R and Menopur(R. Ratios of FSH:LH activity tested were 150:75 IU (1 vial Bravelle(R: 1 vial Menopur(R, 300:75 IU (3 vials Bravelle(R: 1 vial Menopur(R or 300:225 IU (1 vial Bravelle(R: 3 vials of Menopur(R. Results There were no statistically significant changes in either FSH or LH bioactivity that occurred after mixing Bravelle(R with Menopur(R in the same syringe. The theoretical vs. actual FSH bioactivity for Bravelle(R and Menopur(R were 75 vs. 76.58 IU/mL and 75 vs. 76.0 IU/mL, respectively. For the 3 ratios of FSH:LH activity tested, 150:75 IU (1 vial Bravelle(R: 1 vial Menopur(R, 300:75 IU (3 vials Bravelle(R: 1 vial Menopur(R or 300:225 IU (1 vial Bravelle(R: 3 vials of Menopur(R tested, the theoretical vs. actual FSH bioactivities were 150 vs. 156.86 IU/mL, 300 vs. 308.69 IU/mL and 300 vs. 306.58 IU/mL, respectively. The theoretical vs. actual LH bioactivity for Menopur(R in the above mentioned ratios tested were 75 vs. 77.50 IU/mL. For the 3 ratios of FSH:LH activity tested, 150:75 IU (1 vial Bravelle(R: 1 vial Menopur(R, 300:75 IU (3 vials Bravelle(R: 1 vial Menopur(R or 300:225 IU (1

  9. HP-HMG versus rFSH in treatments combining fresh and frozen IVF cycles: success rates and economic evaluation.

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    Wex-Wechowski, Jaro; Abou-Setta, Ahmed M; Kildegaard Nielsen, Sandy; Kennedy, Richard

    2010-08-01

    The economic implications of the choice of gonadotrophin influence decision making but their cost-effectiveness in frozen-embryo transfer cycles has not been adequately studied. An economic evaluation was performed comparing highly purified human menopausal gonadotrophin (HP-HMG) and recombinant FSH (rFSH) using individual patient data (n=986) from two large randomized controlled trials using a long agonist IVF protocol. The simulation model incorporated live birth data and published UK costs of IVF-related medical resources. After treatment for up-to-three cycles (one fresh and up to two subsequent fresh or frozen cycles conditional on availability of cryopreserved embryos), the cumulative live birth rate was 53.7% (95% CI 49.3-58.1%) for HP-HMG and 44.6% (40.2-49.0%) for rFSH (OR 1.44, 95% CI 1.12-1.85; Pcosts per IVF treatment for HP-HMG and rFSH were pound5393 ( pound5341-5449) and pound6269 ( pound6210-6324), respectively (number needed to treat to fund one additional treatment was seven; Pcosts applied, the median cost per IVF baby delivered with HP-HMG was pound11,157 ( pound11,089-11,129) and pound14,227 ( pound14,183-14,222) with rFSH (Pcost saving using HP-HMG remained after varying model parameters in a probabilistic sensitivity analysis. 2010 Reproductive Healthcare Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Identification of differential gene expression in in vitro FSH treated pig granulosa cells using suppression subtractive hybridization

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    Tosser-Klopp G

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract FSH, which binds to specific receptors on granulosa cells in mammals, plays a key role in folliculogenesis. Its biological activity involves stimulation of intercellular communication and upregulation of steroidogenesis, but the entire spectrum of the genes regulated by FSH has yet to be fully characterized. In order to find new regulated transcripts, however rare, we have used a Suppression Subtractive Hybridization approach (SSH on pig granulosa cells in primary culture treated or not with FSH. Two SSH libraries were generated and 76 clones were sequenced after selection by differential screening. Sixty four different sequences were identified, including 3 novel sequences. Experiments demonstrated the presence of 25 regulated transcripts. A gene ontology analysis of these 25 genes revealed (1 catalytic; (2 transport; (3 signal transducer; (4 binding; (5 anti-oxidant and (6 structural activities. These findings may deepen our understanding of FSH's effects. Particularly, they suggest that FSH is involved in the modulation of peroxidase activity and remodelling of chromatin.

  11. Comparison of four mathematical models for the calculation of radioimmunoassay data of LH, FSH and GH

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    Geier, T.; Rohde, W.

    1981-01-01

    Weighted linear logit-log regression, point-to-point logit-log interpolation, smoothing spline approximation and the four-parameter logistic function calculated by non-linear regression have been compared. The data for comparison have been obtained from two different pool-sera for each of the LH-, FSH- and GH-RIA and from the basal serum LH values of two populations of children. The Wilcoxon matched pairs signed rank test was used for comparison: For GH there is no significant difference between all methods, for FSH the weighted linear logit-log regression and spline approximation appeared to be equivalent, but for LH no unequivocal assertion can be made. There is no significant difference between the mathematical models for determination of hormone concentration within one assay run of a population as exemplified for LH. In addition, pool sera data were subjected to an analysis of variance and the comparison of the results revealed that the different models did not lead to different statements about assay performance. The point-to-point logit-log interpolation is proposed as most simple curvilinear approximation for assays which cannot be linearized by logit-log transformation. (author)

  12. Effects of leptin on FSH cells in the pituitary gland of Podarcis siculus.

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    Ferrandino, Ida; Monaco, Antonio; Grimaldi, Maria Consiglio

    2015-03-01

    Leptin is the hormone synthesised by adipocytes, which plays an important role in regulating appetite and metabolism. In mammals, this pleiotropic hormone also plays a key role in controlling gonadotropin secretion by stimulatory hypothalamic and pituitary actions. However, little is known about leptin in lower vertebrates and particularly few studies are available on reptiles. In the present work, we analysed the action of recombinant human leptin on FSH cells in the pituitary gland of Podarcis siculus female lizards exposed to four different concentrations of the hormone. FSH cells showed a dose-dependent reaction. The data are indicative of the role played by leptin in modulating the cellular activity of such cells in the pituitary gland of P. siculus, similar to what was already reported in mammals. A functional receptor is evidently able to respond to leptin in this lizard, but further comparative studies are needed to understand the role of this hormone in ectothermic vertebrates. Copyright © 2015 Académie des sciences. Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

  13. The effect of Ramadan fasting on LH, FSH, oestrogen, progesterone and leptin in pregnant women.

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    Khoshdel, A; Kheiri, S; Hashemi-Dehkordi, E; Nasiri, J; Shabanian-Borujeni, S; Saedi, E

    2014-10-01

    Many pregnant Muslim women fast during Ramadan. Leptin has an important role in the reproductive system and hormones. In this study, FSH, LH, oestrogen, progesterone and leptin were measured in the first, second and fourth week of Ramadan and the second week post-Ramadan, in 30 fasting pregnant women. Data were analysed using repeated measures ANOVA by SPSS. The weight and BMI did not change during the study. A significant change in FSH, oestrogen, progesterone and leptin was observed (p Ramadan. Progesterone increased at the end of Ramadan and the second week after. Oestrogen increased significantly during Ramadan and decreased after Ramadan. A decreasing trend was seen in LH during the Ramadan and 2 weeks after (p Ramadan. We found poor weight gain and hypoleptinaemia in pregnant fasted women during the study. Food restriction in pregnant fasted women during Ramadan may induce poor weight gain during pregnancy. These data confirm that Ramadan fasting by pregnant women may have potential risks during pregnancy. We recommend further study to evaluate long-term effects of Ramadan fasting during pregnancy in different countries with different food habits and traditions, to obtain reliable and documented data.

  14. Occurrence of FSH, inhibin and other hypothalamic-pituitary-intestinal hormones in normal fertility, subfertility, and tumors of human testes.

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    Mehta, M K; Garde, S V; Sheth, A R

    1995-01-01

    To compare the distribution of peptide hormones in presumably normal human testicular tissues and specimens exhibiting any of five pathologies. Biopsies from patients having testicular malfunctions were prepared as sections and specifically immunohistochemically stained for inhibin, FSH, serotonin, AUP, and oxytocin. Immunocytochemical studies revealed the presence of various hypophysial-pituitary-intestinal hormones, viz., FSH, inhibin, arginine vasopressin (AVP), calcitonin, serotonin, oxytocin, adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), gastrin, secretin, and somatostatin in human testicular biopsies exhibiting normal spermatogenesis, Sertoli-cell-only syndrome, spermatogenic arrest, Leydig cell hyperplasia, Leydig cell tumor, and seminoma. Intensity of immunostaining for all peptides except FSH was stronger in cases of subfertile as compared to normal testis. Intensity of immunostaining with inhibin was maximum in Leydig cell tumor. These regulatory peptides may be involved in the pathophysiology of the testes.

  15. Differential gene expression in human granulosa cells from recombinant FSH versus human menopausal gonadotropin ovarian stimulation protocols

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    Bietz Mandi G

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The study was designed to test the hypothesis that granulosa cell (GC gene expression response differs between recombinant FSH and human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG stimulation regimens. Methods Females Results After exclusions, 1736 genes exhibited differential expression between groups. Over 400 were categorized as signal transduction genes, ~180 as transcriptional regulators, and ~175 as enzymes/metabolic genes. Expression of selected genes was confirmed by RT-PCR. Differentially expressed genes included A kinase anchor protein 11 (AKAP11, bone morphogenetic protein receptor II (BMPR2, epidermal growth factor (EGF, insulin-like growth factor binding protein (IGFBP-4, IGFBP-5, and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF-1 alpha. Conclusions Results suggest that major differences exist in the mechanism by which pure FSH alone versus FSH/LH regulate gene expression in preovulatory GC that could impact oocyte maturity and developmental competence.

  16. The effect of follicular fluid hormones on oocyte recovery after ovarian stimulation: FSH level predicts oocyte recovery

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    Rinaudo Paolo F

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Ovarian stimulation for assisted reproductive technology (ART overcomes the physiologic process to develop a single dominant follicle. However, following stimulation, egg recovery rates are not 100%. The objective of this study is to determine if the follicular fluid hormonal environment is associated with oocyte recovery. Methods This is a prospective study involving patients undergoing ART by standard ovarian stimulation protocols at an urban academic medical center. A total of 143 follicular fluid aspirates were collected from 80 patients. Concentrations of FSH, hCG, estradiol, progesterone, testosterone and prolactin were determined. A multivariable regression analysis was used to investigate the relationship between the follicular fluid hormones and oocyte recovery. Results Intrafollicular FSH was significantly associated with oocyte recovery after adjustment for hCG (Adjusted odds ratio (AOR = 1.21, 95%CI 1.03–1.42. The hCG concentration alone, in the range tested, did not impact the odds of oocyte recovery (AOR = 0.99, 95%CI 0.93–1.07. Estradiol was significantly associated with oocyte recovery (AOR = 0.98, 95% CI 0.96–0.99. After adjustment for progesterone, the strength of association between FSH and oocyte recovery increased (AOR = 1.84, 95%CI 1.45–2.34. Conclusion The relationship between FSH and oocyte recovery is significant and appears to work through mechanisms independent of the sex hormones. FSH may be important for the physiologic event of separation of the cumulus-oocyte complex from the follicle wall, thereby influencing oocyte recovery. Current methods for inducing the final stages of oocyte maturation, with hCG administration alone, may not be optimal. Modifications of treatment protocols utilizing additional FSH may enhance oocyte recovery.

  17. Individualized versus standard FSH dosing in women starting IVF/ICSI: An RCT. Part 2: The predicted hyper responder

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    Oudshoorn, Simone C.; Van Tilborg, Theodora C.; Eijkemans, Marinus J. C.; Oosterhuis, G. Jur E.; Friederich, Jaap; van Hooff, Marcel H. A.; van Santbrink, Evert J. P.; Brinkhuis, Egbert A.; Smeenk, Jesper M. J.; Kwee, Janet; de Koning, Corry H.; Groen, Henk; Lambalk, Cornelis B.; Mol, Ben Willem J.; Broekmans, Frank J. M.

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    STUDY QUESTION: Does a reduced FSH dose in women with a predicted hyper response, apparent from a high antral follicle count (AFC), who are scheduled for IVF/ICSI lead to a different outcome with respect to cumulative live birth rate and safety? SUMMARY ANSWER: Although in women with a predicted hyper response (AFC > 15) undergoing IVF/ICSI a reduced FSH dose (100 IU per day) results in similar cumulative live birth rates and a lower occurrence of any grade of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrom...

  18. Recovery of ovarian function after postradiation menopause. Do FSH levels have a definitive prognostic value?; Recuperation de fonctionnement ovarien apres menopause radio-induite. L`hormone folliculostimulante (FSH) a-t-elle une valeur pronostique definitive?

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    Letur-Konirsch, H. [Hopital Necker-Enfants-Malades, 75 - Paris (France); Guis, F. [Hopital Antoine-Beclere, Clamart (France)

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    Menopause, conventionally defined as the permanent cessation as a result of loss of ovarian follicular activity, is biologically expressed by the collapse of plasma levels and increased plasma levels of the gonadotrophins FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone). At present, estimation of the ovarian follicle reserve is based on endocrine capacity tests of the ovaries, with increased FSH representing the first sign of exocrine ovarian failure. We report the case of one of our amenorrhoeic patients after chemotherapy, total body radiation and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for acute immuno-blastic leukaemia. This patient was included in an in vitro fertilization with oocyte donation (IVF-OD) programme for iatrogenic premature ovarian failure with increased FSH levels. Instead of high levels of gonadotrophins, this young woman recovered spontaneous follicular developments, benefited from standard IVF with her own oocytes and brought a twin pregnancy to term. This observation shows that a high FSH level is not a definitive prediction of ovarian exocrine capacity. In young women of child-bearing age such as these wanting a child and showing signs of endogenous estrogen impregnation, evaluation of the existence and quality of follicular development is an important factor. (author). 13 refs.

  19. Antibody Selection for Cancer Target Validation of FSH-Receptor in Immunohistochemical Settings

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    Nina Moeker

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: The follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH-receptor (FSHR has been reported to be an attractive target for antibody therapy in human cancer. However, divergent immunohistochemical (IHC findings have been reported for FSHR expression in tumor tissues, which could be due to the specificity of the antibodies used. Methods: Three frequently used antibodies (sc-7798, sc-13935, and FSHR323 were validated for their suitability in an immunohistochemical study for FSHR expression in different tissues. As quality control, two potential therapeutic anti-hFSHR Ylanthia® antibodies (Y010913, Y010916 were used. The specificity criteria for selection of antibodies were binding to native hFSHR of different sources, and no binding to non-related proteins. The ability of antibodies to stain the paraffin-embedded Flp-In Chinese hamster ovary (CHO/FSHR cells was tested after application of different epitope retrieval methods. Results: From the five tested anti-hFSHR antibodies, only Y010913, Y010916, and FSHR323 showed specific binding to native, cell-presented hFSHR. Since Ylanthia® antibodies were selected to specifically recognize native FSHR, as required for a potential therapeutic antibody candidate, FSHR323 was the only antibody to detect the receptor in IHC/histochemical settings on transfected cells, and at markedly lower, physiological concentrations (ex., in Sertoli cells of human testes. The pattern of FSH323 staining noticed for ovarian, prostatic, and renal adenocarcinomas indicated that FSHR was expressed mainly in the peripheral tumor blood vessels. Conclusion: Of all published IHC antibodies tested, only antibody FSHR323 proved suitable for target validation of hFSHR in an IHC setting for cancer. Our studies could not confirm the previously reported FSHR overexpression in ovarian and prostate cancer cells. Instead, specific overexpression in peripheral tumor blood vessels could be confirmed after thorough validation of the antibodies used.

  20. Follicular and endocrine dose responses according to anti-Müllerian hormone levels in IVF patients treated with a novel human recombinant FSH (FE 999049)

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    Bosch, Ernesto; Nyboe Andersen, Anders; Barri, Pedro

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To study the association between serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels and follicular development and endocrine responses induced by increasing doses (5·2-12·1 μg/day) of a novel recombinant human FSH (rhFSH, FE 999049) in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytop......OBJECTIVE: To study the association between serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels and follicular development and endocrine responses induced by increasing doses (5·2-12·1 μg/day) of a novel recombinant human FSH (rhFSH, FE 999049) in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF...... for these hormones, and no clear dose-related increase was observed for the number of follicles in these patients. CONCLUSIONS: Dose-response relationships between rhFSH and follicular development and endocrine parameters are significantly different for IVF/ICSI patients with lower and higher serum AMH levels...

  1. The OPTIMIST study: optimisation of cost effectiveness through individualised FSH stimulation dosages for IVF treatment. A randomised controlled trial

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    van Tilborg Theodora C

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Costs of in vitro fertilisation (IVF are high, which is partly due to the use of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH. FSH is usually administered in a standard dose. However, due to differences in ovarian reserve between women, ovarian response also differs with potential negative consequences on pregnancy rates. A Markov decision-analytic model showed that FSH dose individualisation according to ovarian reserve is likely to be cost-effective in women who are eligible for IVF. However, this has never been confirmed in a large randomised controlled trial (RCT. The aim of the present study is to assess whether an individualised FSH dose regime based on an ovarian reserve test (ORT is more cost-effective than a standard dose regime. Methods/Design Multicentre RCT in subfertile women indicated for a first IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycle, who are aged  Discussion The results of this study will be integrated into a decision model that compares cost-effectiveness of the three dose-adjustment strategies to a standard dose strategy. The study outcomes will provide scientific foundation for national and international guidelines. Trial registration NTR2657

  2. Increasing the Stimulation Dose of rFSH in Unexpected Poor Responders Is Not Associated with Better IVF Outcome

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    Levent Tutuncu

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this retrospective study is to determine whether increasing the stimulation dose of rFSH in unexpected poor responders is associated with better in vitro fertilization (IVF outcome or not. A total of forty eligible women who fulfilled our definition of poor responders and who did not achieve an ongoing pregnancy in the first cycle and returned for a second higher rFSH dose IVF cycle with a long-agonist protocol were included to the study. The first low-dose cycles and the second high-dose cycles were compared to each other. Main outcome measures of the study were duration of stimulation, number of follicles, number of oocytes retrieved, number of embryos, and E2 level on day of hCG injection. There were no significant differences in duration of stimulation, number of follicles, number of oocytes retrieved, number of embryos, and E2 level on day of hCG injection between the first low- and second high-dose cycles. Daily dose and total dose of rFSH were significantly higher in the second high-dose cycles. Increasing the dose of rFSH in a second stimulation cycle after first unsuccessful treatment cycle will add only to the cost and discomfort of the treatment and might adversely affect pregnancy rates.

  3. Individualized versus standard FSH dosing in women starting IVF/ICSI : An RCT. Part 2: The predicted hyper responder

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    Oudshoorn, Simone C.; Van Tilborg, Theodora C.; Eijkemans, Marinus J. C.; Oosterhuis, G. Jur E.; Friederich, Jaap; van Hooff, Marcel H. A.; van Santbrink, Evert J. P.; Brinkhuis, Egbert A.; Smeenk, Jesper M. J.; Kwee, Janet; de Koning, Corry H.; Groen, Henk; Lambalk, Cornelis B.; Mol, Ben Willem J.; Broekmans, Frank J. M.; Torrance, Helen L.

    2017-01-01

    STUDY QUESTION: Does a reduced FSH dose in women with a predicted hyper response, apparent from a high antral follicle count (AFC), who are scheduled for IVF/ICSI lead to a different outcome with respect to cumulative live birth rate and safety? SUMMARY ANSWER: Although in women with a predicted

  4. Evaluation of the double antibody - solid phase radioimmunoassay technique in plasma LH and FSH and urinary LH measurements

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    Karonen, S.-L.; Laehteenmaeki, P.; Hohenthal, U.; Adlercreutz, H.

    1978-01-01

    Double antibody phase (DASP) radioimmunoassay methods for plasma LH and FSH and urinary LH were developed and carefully evaluated as to their reliability and practicability. The peptide hormones were iodinated enzymatically with immobilized lactoperoxidase which resulted in pure and stable products of unchanged immunoreactivity. The sensitivities of these assay methods are 0.02, 0.17 and 0.20 mlU/tube for plasma LH (MRC 68/40) and FSH (MRC 68/39) and urinary LH (IRP-HMG, urinary), respectively. Interassay coefficients of variation obtained over a 6-18 month period were 14.2, 14.7 and 12.8%, respectively. The latter values for plasma LH and FSH assays were obtained from one level pool samples, and the value for urinary LH is the mean of those obtained from two pools of different levels. Plasma reference values for LH and FSH obtained using these methods are about 1.8-2.9 times higher than those cited for other types of radioimmunoassay. However, the values obtained for LH in urine are similar to those reported in the literature. It is suggested that the DASP technique is less influenced by interference from plasma proteins and because of this gives plasma values closer to the true ones. It is concluded that the methods are well suited for use as routine clinical assays in laboratories with a high work load. (Auth.)

  5. Simvastatin decreases steroid production in the H295R cell line and decreases steroids and FSH in female rats

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    Jensen, Anna Guldvang; Hansen, Cecilie Hurup; Weisser, Johan J

    2015-01-01

    .10-0.13μM for SV and from 0.019-0.055μM for SVA. In rats, SV decreased progestagens in ovaries, brain and plasma, and plasma FSH in the M (72.4% decrease) and H group (76.6% decrease). Because progestagens and gonadotropins are major players in fertility, administration of SV might exert negative effects...

  6. Modulation of gene expression in small follicle porcine granulosa cells by human follicle stimulating hormone (hFSH)

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    Calvo, F.O.; Ryan, R.J.; Woloschak, G.E.

    1986-03-01

    Small follicle (1-3 mm) porcine granulosa cells (SFPGF) were isolated by puncture, aspiration and cultured under standard conditions in DMEM, HEPES, BSA, MIX. At the start of culture, cells were stimulated with 100ng hFSH/ml. At various times afterwards total cellular RNA was prepared using guanidine-hydrochloride solubilization, phenol extraction and precipitation from 3M NaOAc, pH 6.0. RNA was 5'-end labelled with /sup 32/P in a kinase reaction and hybridized to an excess of clone-specific DNA immobilized on nitrocellulose filters using stringent hybridization and wash conditions. After autoradiography the RNA hybridized to the DNA blot filter were quantitated by microdensitometry. Hybridization to parent plasmid was negative. RNA derived from control cultures showed patterns of hybridization similar to those obtained from freshly obtained cells. Results of these experiments demonstrate hFSh induction of RNA specific for transferrin receptor, ..cap alpha..-interferon, H-ras, and K-ras. Increased RNA levels were apparent within 10 min of treatment and had declined by 180 min. Expression of actin, p53 and for RNAs declined by 10 min of hFSH addition but was enhanced by 160 min. Levels of ..beta..-interferon, myc, mos, abl and yb RNAs were not detectable under these conditions. These results demonstrate specific gene modulation in SFPGC cultured with hFSH.

  7. Body mass index and gonadotropin hormones (LH & FSH) associate with clinical symptoms among women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Esmaeilzadeh, Seddigheh; Andarieh, Maryam Ghanbari; Ghadimi, Reza; Delavar, Mouloud Agajani

    2014-09-28

    To evaluate the relevance of body mass index (BMI), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and LH/FSH ratio with clinical symptoms in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) women. We reviewed the medical records of all women visited in the PCOS Clinic of Babol (Iran) from 2008 to 2012. A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted on 175 PCOS women; aged 18-38 years diagnosed based on the Rotterdam criteria. Among the PCOs women, the prevalence of oligomenorrhea, acne, and hirsutism were found to be 92.0%, 31.4%, and 78.9%, respectively. Positive finding of polycystic ovaries was observed in 89.1% of PCOS women with by using sonography. A total of 69.2% overweight/obesity patients had polycystic ovary morphology on ultrasound image. Compared with non- overweight/obesity, the adjusted OR of PCOS women for sonographic view of polycystic ovaries was 4.33 (95% CI, 1.42-13.15, p=0.001), Nevertheless, the adjusted odds ratio (OR) showed no significant associations between LH, FSH, and LH/FSH ratio with clinical symptoms in these women. The findings of this study indicated that the overweight/obese women with PCOS are at an increased risk for sonographic view of polycystic ovaries. Therefore, it is suggested that successful weight loss is the most effective method of restoring ovulation, menstruation that should be used as major advice in obese PCOS patients.

  8. Expression of progesterone receptor protein in the ovine uterus during the estrous cycle: Effects of nutrition, arginine and FSH.

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    Grazul-Bilska, Anna T; Thammasiri, Jiratti; Kraisoon, Aree; Reyaz, Arshi; Bass, Casie S; Kaminski, Samantha L; Navanukraw, Chainarong; Redmer, Dale A

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    To evaluate expression of progesterone receptor (PGR) AB in follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)-treated or non-treated sheep administered with arginine (Arg) or saline (Sal) fed a control (C), excess (O) or restricted (U) diet, uterine tissues were collected at the early, mid and/or late luteal phases. In exp. 1, ewes from each diet were randomly assigned to one of two treatments, Arg or Sal administration three times daily from day 0 of the first estrous cycle until uterine tissue collection. In exp. 2, ewes were injected twice daily with FSH on days 13-15 of the first estrous cycle. Uterine tissues were immunostained to detect PGR followed by image analysis. PGR were detected in luminal epithelium (LE), endometrial glands (EG), endometrial stroma (ES), myometrium (Myo), and endometrial and myometrial blood vessels. The percentage of PR-positive cells and/or intensity of staining were affected by phase of the estrous cycle, plane of nutrition, and/or FSH but not by Arg. In exp. 1, percentage of PGR-positive cells in LE and EG but not in ES and Myo was greater at the early and mid than late luteal phase, was not affected by plane of nutrition, and was similar in LE and EG. Intensity of staining was affected by phase of the estrous cycle and plane of nutrition in LE, EG and Myo, and was the greatest in LE, less in EG, and least in ES and Myo. In exp. 2, percentage of PGR-positive cells in LE, EG, ES and Myo was affected by phase of the estrous cycle, but not by plane of nutrition; was greater at the early than mid luteal phase; and was greatest in LE and EG, less in luminal (superficial) ES and Myo and least in deep ES. Intensity of staining was affected by phase of the estrous cycle and plane of nutrition in all compartments but ES, and was the greatest in LE and luminal EG, less in deep EG, and least in ES and Myo. Comparison of data for FSH (superovulated) and Sal-treated (non-superovulated) ewes demonstrated that FSH affected PR expression in all evaluated

  9. IL-6 Promotes FSH-Induced VEGF Expression Through JAK/STAT3 Signaling Pathway in Bovine Granulosa Cells

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    Meng Yang

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    Full Text Available Background/Aims: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF has been demonstrated to play a pivotal role in the regulation of angiogenesis in ovarian follicular development, particularly during the preovulatory period. Although numerous studies have shown that interleukin-6 (IL-6 is one of the major inducing factors that regulate the expression of VEGF in non-ovarian cells, whether it involved in regulating the expression of VEGF in normal ovarian granulosa cells is still unknown. The aim of this study was to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the effect of IL-6 on FSH-induced VEGF expression in bovine granulosa cells derived from large follicles. Methods: VEGF mRNA expression in granulosa cells after IL-6 with/without inhibitors treatment was analyzed by RT-qPCR. Phosphorylation levels of ERK1/2 and STAT3 proteins induced by IL-6 were analyzed by western blotting. The protein levels produced by granulosa cells were detected by ELISA. Results: High concentration of IL-6 (10ng/ml can significantly up-regulate FSH-induced VEGF gene and protein expression levels in granulosa cells, and also promote the VEGF upstream regulators HIF-1α and COX2 mRNA expression. VEGF expression levels were significantly decreased after specifically blocking HIF-1α and COX2 by using inhibitors. The up-regulation effect of IL-6 on FSH-induced VEGF expression in granulosa cells mainly through activating the JAK/STAT3 signaling pathway, which can be impaired by JAK inhibitors. Conclusion: IL-6 can promote FSH-induced VEGF expression in granulosa cells, which is mainly achieved by increasing the expression of HIF-1α and COX2.This promoting effect is mediated by activating the JAK/STAT3 pathway. Moreover, there may be a synergistic relationship between FSH and IL-6 in the regulation of VEGF expression.

  10. Anti-Müllerian Hormone and Ovarian Morphology in Women With Isolated Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism/Kallmann Syndrome: Effects of Recombinant Human FSH.

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    Bry-Gauillard, Hélène; Larrat-Ledoux, Florence; Levaillant, Jean-Marc; Massin, Nathalie; Maione, Luigi; Beau, Isabelle; Binart, Nadine; Chanson, Philippe; Brailly-Tabard, Sylvie; Hall, Janet E; Young, Jacques

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    Isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH), characterized by gonadotropin deficiency and absent puberty, is very rare in women. IHH prevents pubertal ovarian stimulation, but anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC) have not been studied. (1) To compare, in IHH vs controls, AMH, ovarian volume (OV), and AFC. (2) To compare, in IHH, ovarian responses to recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone (rhFSH) and rhFSH plus recombinant human luteinizing hormone (rhLH). Sixty-eight IHH women; 51 matched healthy women. Serum LH, FSH, sex steroids, inhibin B (InhB), AMH, and OV and AFC (sonography) were compared. Ovarian response during rhFSH administration was assessed in 12 IHH women with low AMH levels and low AFC and compared with hormonal changes observed in six additional IHH women receiving rhFSH plus rhLH. InhB was lower in IHH than in controls. AMH levels were also significantly lower in the patients, but two-thirds had normal values. Mean OV and total, larger, and smaller AFCs were lower in IHH than in controls. Ovarian stimulation by rhFSH led to a significant increase in serum estradiol and InhB levels and in the number of larger antral follicles. AMH and smaller AFC increased early during rhFSH stimulation but then declined despite continued stimulation. rhFSH plus rhLH stimulation led to a significantly higher increase in estradiol levels but to similar changes in circulating InhB and AMH than with rhFSH alone. IHH women have both low AMH levels and low AFC. However, their decrease can be reversed by follicle-stimulating hormone. Serum AMH and AFC should not serve as prognostic markers of fertility in this population. Copyright © 2017 by the Endocrine Society

  11. The OPTIMIST study: optimisation of cost effectiveness through individualised FSH stimulation dosages for IVF treatment. A randomised controlled trial.

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    van Tilborg, Theodora C; Eijkemans, Marinus J C; Laven, Joop S E; Koks, Carolien A M; de Bruin, Jan Peter; Scheffer, Gabrielle J; van Golde, Ron J T; Fleischer, Kathrin; Hoek, Annemieke; Nap, Annemiek W; Kuchenbecker, Walter K H; Manger, Petra A; Brinkhuis, Egbert A; van Heusden, Arne M; Sluijmer, Alexander V; Verhoeff, Arie; van Hooff, Marcel H A; Friederich, Jaap; Smeenk, Jesper M J; Kwee, Janet; Verhoeve, Harold R; Lambalk, Cornelis B; Helmerhorst, Frans M; van der Veen, Fulco; Mol, Ben Willem J; Torrance, Helen L; Broekmans, Frank J M

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    Costs of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) are high, which is partly due to the use of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). FSH is usually administered in a standard dose. However, due to differences in ovarian reserve between women, ovarian response also differs with potential negative consequences on pregnancy rates. A Markov decision-analytic model showed that FSH dose individualisation according to ovarian reserve is likely to be cost-effective in women who are eligible for IVF. However, this has never been confirmed in a large randomised controlled trial (RCT). The aim of the present study is to assess whether an individualised FSH dose regime based on an ovarian reserve test (ORT) is more cost-effective than a standard dose regime. Multicentre RCT in subfertile women indicated for a first IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycle, who are aged IVF with oocyte donation, will not be included. Ovarian reserve will be assessed by measuring the antral follicle count. Women with a predicted poor response or hyperresponse will be randomised for a standard versus an individualised FSH regime (150 IU/day, 225-450 IU/day and 100 IU/day, respectively). Participants will undergo a maximum of three stimulation cycles during maximally 18 months. The primary study outcome is the cumulative ongoing pregnancy rate resulting in live birth achieved within 18 months after randomisation. Secondary outcomes are parameters for ovarian response, multiple pregnancies, number of cycles needed per live birth, total IU of FSH per stimulation cycle, and costs. All data will be analysed according to the intention-to-treat principle. Cost-effectiveness analysis will be performed to assess whether the health and associated economic benefits of individualised treatment of subfertile women outweigh the additional costs of an ORT. The results of this study will be integrated into a decision model that compares cost-effectiveness of the three dose-adjustment strategies to a standard dose strategy

  12. Avaliação da Reserva Ovariana: Comparação entre a Dosagem do FSH Basal e o Teste do Clomifeno Evaluation of Ovarian Reserve: Comparison Between Basal FSH Level and Clomiphene Test

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    Rodrigo Coelho Franco

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: avaliar a reserva ovariana por meio da dosagem do FSH no 3º dia do ciclo menstrual, comparando-o com o teste do clomifeno, e correlacionar os resultados com a resposta ovariana à hiperestimulação controlada com gonadotrofinas para a fertilização in vitro. Métodos: foram selecionadas 49 pacientes com idade superior a 30 anos que apresentavam quadro clínico de infertilidade há pelo menos 1 ano. Foi realizada avaliação da reserva ovariana destas pacientes pelo teste do citrato de clomifeno. Posteriormente, 26 das 49 pacientes foram submetidas à hiperestimulação ovariana controlada com gonadotrofinas. Destas 26 pacientes, 18 tiveram boa resposta à hiperestimulação ovariana e 8, má resposta. Foram calculadas as médias e os desvios-padrão referentes aos valores do FSH do 3º dia, do 10º dia e do somatório de ambos, no grupo das pacientes que responderam favoravelmente à estimulação ovariana. Posteriormente foi realizada a correlação dos valores obtidos com a resposta ovariana após a estimulação dos ovários com gonadotrofinas. Resultados: empregando-se a dosagem do FSH no 10º dia (média somada a 2 desvios-padrão com valor >16,1 UI/mL para predizer a má resposta ovariana ao teste do clomifeno, observaram-se sensibilidade, especificidade e valores preditivos positivo e negativo de 50, 100, 100 e 81,8%, respectivamente. Considerando-se o teste do clomifeno positivo quando o valor do somatório das dosagens do FSH do 3º e do 10º dia somado a dois desvios-padrão foi > 22,6 UI/mL, obtiveram-se sensibilidade de 62,5%, especificidade de 100%, valor preditivo positivo de 100% e valor preditivo negativo de 85,7% . O uso da dosagem única do FSH no 3º dia do ciclo acima de 10 UI/mL para predizer a má resposta ovariana mostrou sensibilidade de 87%, especificidade de 100%, valor preditivo positivo de 100% e valor preditivo negativo de 94,7%. Conclusão: no presente estudo, a dosagem única do FSH no 3º dia do ciclo

  13. Nocturnal Urinary Excretion of FSH and LH in Children and Adolescents With Normal and Early Puberty.

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    Kolby, Nanna; Busch, Alexander S; Aksglaede, Lise; Sørensen, Kaspar; Petersen, Jorgen Holm; Andersson, Anna-Maria; Juul, Anders

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    Clinical use of single serum gonadotropin measurements in children is limited by the pulsatile secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). However, first morning voided (FMV) urine may integrate the fluctuating gonadotropin serum levels. We aimed to evaluate urinary and serum gonadotropin levels according to age, sex, and pubertal stage in healthy children and to assess the clinical use of FMV urinary gonadotropins in children with disordered puberty. Cross-sectional part of the COPENHAGEN Puberty Study and longitudinal study of patients. Population-based and outpatient clinic. Eight hundred forty-three healthy children from the COPENHAGEN Puberty Study and 25 girls evaluated for central precocious puberty (CPP). Clinical pubertal staging, including serum and urinary gonadotropin levels. Urinary gonadotropins increased with advancing age and pubertal development and were detectable in FMV urine before physical signs of puberty. FMV urinary LH correlated strongly with basal (r = 0.871, P 5 IU/L). Urinary concentrations of LH decreased after 3 months of GnRH treatment to levels below +2 SDs. Urinary gonadotropin levels increased before the onset of puberty and were elevated in girls with CPP. We suggest urinary LH as an alternative noninvasive method to improve diagnosing and therapeutic management of children with disordered puberty. Copyright © 2017 Endocrine Society

  14. Intrafollicular Endocrine Milieu After Addition of hCG to Recombinant FSH During Controlled Ovarian Stimulation for In Vitro Fertilization

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    Thuesen, L L; Andersen, A Nyboe; Loft, A

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    CONTEXT: The role of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) supplementation on the intrafollicular steroid milieu has been studied. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess the impact on steroid levels in follicular fluids (FFs) after different doses of hCG supplementation to recombinant FSH...... protocol with recombinant FSH 150 IU/d and randomized from stimulation day 1 to supplementation with hCG: D0, 0 IU/d; D50, 50 IU/d; D100, 100 IU/d; and D150, 150 IU/d. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Intrafollicular hormone concentrations in relation to treatment groups, follicular sizes, and embryo quality were...... measured. RESULTS: In large follicles, hCG supplementation induced a nearly 3-fold increase of estradiol (nanomoles per liter) [D0: 1496; D50: 3138; D100: 4338; D150: 4009 (P

  15. Regulation of MMP2 and MMP9 metalloproteinases by FSH and growth factors in bovine granulosa cells

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    Valerio M. Portela

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP are key enzymes involved in tissue remodeling. Within the ovary, they are believed to play a major role in ovulation, and have been linked to follicle atresia. To gain insight into the regulation of MMPs, we measured the effect of hormones and growth factors on MMP2 and MMP9 mRNA levels in non-luteinizing granulosa cells in serum-free culture. FSH and IGF1 both stimulated estradiol secretion and inhibited MMP2 and MMP9 mRNA abundance. In contrast, EGF and FGF2 both inhibited estradiol secretion but had no effect on MMP expression. At physiological doses, none of these hormones altered the proportion of dead cells. Although we cannot link MMP expression with apoptosis, the specific down regulation by the gonadotropic hormones FSH and IGF1 in vitro suggests that excess MMP2 and MMP9 expression is neither required nor desired for follicle development.

  16. Neonatal androgenization of hypogonadal (hpg male mice does not abolish estradiol-induced FSH production and spermatogenesis

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    Kerr Jeffrey B

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Testicular development is arrested in the hypogonadal (hpg mouse due to a congenital deficiency in hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH synthesis. Chronic treatment of male hpg mice with estradiol induces FSH synthesis and secretion, and causes testicular maturation and qualitatively normal spermatogenesis. As estradiol negative feedback normally inhibits FSH production in the male, this study tested whether this paradoxical response to estradiol in the male hpg mouse might be due to inadequate masculinisation or incomplete defeminization in the neonatal period. Previous studies have demonstrated that treatment of hpg mice with testosterone propionate in the immediate neonatal period is necessary to allow full reproductive behaviors to be expressed following suitable endocrine stimulation at adult ages. Methods Hpg mice were treated with 100 μg testosterone propionate or vehicle on postnatal day 2. At 35 days of age, subgroups of these mice were treated with silastic implants containing estradiol or cholesterol. Reproductive behavior was scored in tests with steroid-primed female mice, then testicular development was assessed histologically, and measures of pituitary FSH content made at 85 days of age. Results The neonatal testosterone propionate treatment successfully defeminized female litter mates, as revealed by impaired vaginal opening and deficiencies in lordosis behavior, and it allowed appropriate male reproductive behavior to be expressed in a proportion of the hpg males when tested at an adult age. However, neonatal androgen supplementation did not block or even reduce the subsequent actions of estradiol in increasing pituitary FSH content, nor did it affect the ability of estradiol to induce qualitatively normal spermatogenesis. Conclusion The ability of the hpg male to show a "female" neuroendocrine response to estradiol is not a result of inadequate androgenization during neonatal development, and

  17. Preparation of high-quality iodine-125-labelled pituitary human follicle-stimulating hormone (hFSH) for radioimmunoassay

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    Pinto, H.; Lerario, A.C.; Toledo e Souza, I.T. de; Wajchenberg, B.L.; Mattar, E.; Pieroni, R.R.

    1977-01-01

    A method is described for the enzymatic radioiodination of human follice-stimulating hormone (hFSH) by a system consisting of lactoperoxidase, hydrogen peroxide and Na 125 I. It is compared with the chloramine-T modified technique. A satisfactory specific activity of the labelled hormone is obtained with the enzymatic iodination, with much greater immunoreactivity and stability than with chloramine-T [pt

  18. Ultrasonic study of ovarian morphology in patients with hypergonadotropic amenorrhea relationship with serum FSH, LH, E2 levels

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    Zhao Jinping; Xiang Hong; Zhou Chunmin

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To study the morphologic changes of ovary with transvaginal ultrasonography in patients with hypergonadotropic amenorrhea as well as the relationship between the type of ovary and serum FSH, LH, E 2 levels. Methods: Transvaginal ultrasonic examination of ovary was performed in 38 patients with hypergonadotropic amenorrhea and 36 controls, serum levels of FSH, LH, E 2 were simultaneously determined with RIA. Results: Morphologically, all the 38 pairs of ovaries in the patients were significantly smaller than those in the controls (as represented by the transverse diameter and antero-posterior diameter, P 2 levels in these two type of patients were not much different, but the mean ovarian size in the small follicular type was significantly larger than that in the non-follicular type (P<0.01). Conclusion: Transvaginal ultrasonography is very helpful for the differential diagnosis of the type of ovary in patients with hypergonadotropic amenorrhea, providing guidelines for therapy. The accuracy is even superior to that by laparoscopic biopsy. In this study, the serum FSH level is not diagnostic. (authors)

  19. Evaluation of different ranges of LH:FSH ratios in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) - Clinical based case control study.

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    Malini, N A; Roy George, K

    2018-05-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a highly prevalent endocrine and metabolic disorder among reproductive aged women, leading to infertility. One of the common clinical manifestations in PCOS is that there is a difference in the range of LH production in different case of PCOS and accordingly variability in LH:FSH ratio was observed. The aim of the present study was to evaluate different ranges of LH:FSH ratios in PCOS. In this cross sectional study, a consecutive series of 745 women (aged 28.11 ± 0.2) who were subjected to infertility treatment at specialist infertility clinics in central Travancore region were considered. About 50 healthy females (aged 27.58 ± 0.4) with regular menstrual cycles were regarded as control. The data were collected from hospital records using subject's written informed consent. PCOS patients were observed to have different ranges of LH:FSH ratios from PCOS. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Differential Expression of Claudin Family Proteins in Mouse Ovarian Serous Papillary Epithelial Adenoma in Aging FSH Receptor-Deficient Mutants

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    Jayaprakash Aravindakshan

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease with long latency. To understand the consequences of loss of folliclestimulating hormone receptor (FSH-R signaling and to explore why the atrophic and anovulatory ovaries of follitropin receptor knockout (FORKO mice develop different types of ovarian tumors, including serous papillary epithelial adenoma later in life, we used mRNA expression profiling to gain a comprehensive view of misregulated genes. Using real-time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, protein analysis, and cellular localization, we show, for the first time, in vivo evidence that, in the absence of FSH-R signaling, claudin-3, claudin-4, and claudin-11 are selectively upregulated, whereas claudin-1 decreases in ovarian surface epithelium and tumors in comparison to wild type. In vitro experiments using a mouse ovarian surface epithelial cell line derived from wild-type females reveal direct hormonal influence on claudin proteins. Although recent studies suggest that cell junction proteins are differentially expressed in ovarian tumors in women, the etiology of such changes remains unclear. Our results suggest an altered hormonal environment resulting from FSH-R loss as a cause of early changes in tight junction proteins that predispose the ovary to late-onset tumors that occur with aging. More importantly, this study identifies claudin-11 overexpression in mouse ovarian serous cystadenoma.

  1. INTERVENSI FOLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE (FSH DALAM PROSES REMATURASI INDUK IKAN GABUS HARUAN Channa Striata Blkr DIDALAM WADAH BUDIDAYA

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    Akhmad Ridha Fani

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Snakehead and other fish species in waters of the swamp doing spawning at the beginning or in the middle of the rainy season. Gonadal maturation process so as to return time is limited. Aquaculture development is highly dependent on the availability of seeds that meet the timeliness, quality and quantity. The seeds can be produced continuously if supported by the availability of mature broodstock with good quality eggs. Some research about the role of hormones and or the use of stimulants to the success in support of gonad development and spawning, such as; Siam Jambal fish, Pangasius hypophthalmus (Ernawati 1999, Catfish, Clarias batrachus (Zairin et al. 2001, and catfish, Hemibagrus nemurus (Supriyadi 2005. By because they were with potential memamfaatkan folicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH that serves as the control at the start of the reproductive cycle up to ovulation and spermiasi in fish. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of the injection folicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH in the parent rematurisasi catfish. Results from the start 17007-52327 item, 0,63-1,07mm egg diameter, IGS range of 4, 13 to 8.50%, and ranged from 0.86 2.4% IHS. Based on the results of the study injection folicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH capable mepersingkat rematurasi processing time.

  2. The Effects of Trifluralin on LH, FSH and Testosterone Hormone Levels and Testis Histological Changes in Adult Rats

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    Mehrdad Shariati

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Trifluralin is a herbicide and used in agriculture widely. It enters plants throughdeveloping roots and stops plant cells from division and elongation (meristemic inhibitor.Extensive application of trifluralin to control annual grasses and broadleaf weeds in agriculture,horticulture and horn garden, leads to environmental pollution and its entrance into the food chaincould have determined effects on human and other species. In this research the effects of trifluralinon reproductive parameters of the male rats including serum luteinizing hormone (LH, folliclestimulatinghormone (FSH, testosterone levels, and changes in testicular tissue and body weightwere investigated.Materials and Methods: For this purpose male rats were randomly divided in 5 groups, to includecontrol, sham (received normal saline as a solvent, and three experimental groups which received500, 1000 and 2000 mg/kg oral trifluralin respectively. After 16 days, body and testis weight weremeasured and blood samples were taken from heart and used for measurement of LH, FSH andtestosterone levels. To evaluate histological changes, testes were removed and weighed and, afterobtaining tissue section, stained by HE.Results: Serum testosterone, FSH, and LH levels showed significant decrease in experimentalgroups (p<0.05. There was significant decrease in the number of germinal and somatic cells intestis in experimental groups. There was also a significant decrease in body and testis weight inexperimental groups.Conclusion: It can be concluded that oral administration of trifluralin could decrease gonadotropinsand testosterone hormone levels and also this herbicide could have hazardous effects on testistissue.

  3. Disruption of sexual function, FSH secretion, and spermiogenesis in rabbits following developmental exposure to vinclozolin, a fungicide.

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    Veeramachaneni, D N R; Palmer, J S; Amann, R P; Kane, C M; Higuchi, T T; Pau, K-Y F

    2006-04-01

    We studied sequelae of prenatal plus infantile exposure of male rabbits to vinclozolin, because it is ingested by women and children. Female Dutch-Belted rabbits (7-10/group) were treated daily per orum from gestation day 15 through post-natal week 4 to provide 0, 7.2, or 72 mg vinclozolin/kg dam's body weight/day. Vinclozolin had no effect on maintenance of pregnancy, growth of pups, age at testicular descent or weight of organs. Concentrations of serum LH or testosterone at 6, 12, or 24 weeks of age were unaffected. However, FSH was lower (P vinclozolin groups at all three ages. Following injection of GnRH at 12 or 24 weeks, the increase in FSH was less (P vinclozolin groups, as was testosterone at 12 weeks of age. After full sexual maturity, 2 of 7 low dose rabbits were uninterested in female or male teasers and never achieved erection or ejaculation. Overall, rates of ejaculation failure were: control 0% (0/48), low dose 29% (12/42), and high dose 5% (3/60). Daily sperm production per gram of testis and total number of sperm per ejaculate in both vinclozolin groups were similar (P > 0.1) to controls. However, semen from vinclozolin rabbits contained over two times more (P vinclozolin rabbits than in controls. Lesions included syncytia of spherical spermatids and desquamation of germ cells. Hence, developmental exposure to vinclozolin caused presumably permanent changes in copulatory ability, secretion of FSH, and spermiogenesis.

  4. The validity of testicular catch-up growth and serum FSH levels in the long-term postoperative assessment of laparoscopic varicocele correction in adolescents

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    Aniruddh Deshpande

    2011-01-01

    Conclusions: Testicular catch-up growth may not be a reliable postoperative assessment criterion by itself. Serum FSH levels may be of value in detecting suboptimal outcomes of varicocele surgery in adolescents.

  5. Dependence of serum hormones (T, FSH, LH) on morphometric testicular findings recorded from patients after chemotherapy and radiotherapy for malignant testicular tumours

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    Barth, V.; Schoenfelder, M.

    1990-01-01

    Correlations which exist between morphometric parameters of remaining testicular tissue, on the one hand, and serum hormones on the other (testosterone = T, follicle-stimulating hormone = FSH, luteinising hormone = LH), depending on therapeutic action taken on patients for malignant testicular tumours, seem to suggest that decline in epithelial thickness together with increase in wall thickness leads to rise in FSH. No unambiguous relations, on the other hand, were found to exist between testosterone or luteotrophic hormone and morphometric findings. Hence, FSH seems to characterize the severity of damage to germ epithelium and thus the degree of impairment to spermatogenesis. FSH may be accepted as a criterion for fertility disorders in sexually active men. (author)

  6. Measurement Differences Between Two Immunoassay Systems for LH and FSH: A Comparison of Roche Cobas e601 vs. Abbott Architect i2000sr.

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    Yin, Lianli; Tang, Yinghua; Chen, Xiang; Sun, Yifan

    2018-03-01

    Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) regulate the growth and reproductive activity of gonadal tissue and determine the concentration of LH is essential for the prediction of ovulation. Collectively, FSH and LH are important measurements to ascertain the causes of infertility as well as diagnosing disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome and pituitary and gonadal dysfunction. This study compares the correlation between LH and FSH measurements during examination with two different systems, Architect i2000sr (Abbott Laboratories; Lake Bluff, IL, USA) and Cobas e601 (Roche; Geneva, Switzerland), and assesses the differences between these systems. Serum analysis was performed for 95 patients using both the Cobas e601 and Architect i2000sr systems. The method used to compare the systems was Passing-Bablok regression analysis with a Bland-Altman agreement plot. Inter-rater agreement was analyzed using a concordance correlation coefficient. Architect i2000sr and Cobas e601 have strong correlations in their LH and FSH results. However, the Bland-Altman plot shows that LH and FSH measurements in Cobas e601 are about 1.31 times and 1.26 times higher than those in Architect i2000sr, respectively. Passing-Bablok regression analysis also shows significant proportional deviation between them. The difference between the test results for LH and FSH in Cobas e601 and Architect i2000sr indicate that the results from one system cannot be directly used to evaluate the other system.

  7. In vitro growth and maturation of isolated caprine preantral follicles: Influence of insulin and FSH concentration, culture dish, coculture, and oocyte size on meiotic resumption.

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    Silva, G M; Brito, I R; Sales, A D; Aguiar, F L N; Duarte, A B G; Araújo, V R; Vieira, L A; Magalhães-Padilha, D M; Lima, L F; Alves, B G; Silveira, L B R; Lo Turco, E G; Rodrigues, A P; Campello, C C; Wheeler, M B; Figueiredo, J R

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    The aims of this study were: (1) to evaluate the effect of different insulin concentrations, alone or in combination with either a fixed FSH concentration or increasing FSH concentrations on the in vitro culture of isolated caprine preantral follicles and (2) to analyze the efficiency of two IVM media and maturation culture systems (with or without coculture with in vivo grown oocytes) on the meiosis resumption. Secondary follicles were cultured for 18 days in a basic medium supplemented with low- or high-insulin concentration alone or with a fixed FSH concentration or with increasing FSH concentrations. Oocytes grown in vivo or in vitro were matured alone or cocultured. The high-insulin concentration associated with fixed FSH treatment had higher meiotic resumption rate (P media. In conclusion, a basic medium supplemented with 10-μg/mL insulin and 100-μg/mL FSH throughout the culture period improved meiotic resumption rate and produced MII oocytes from caprine preantral follicles cultured in vitro. The MII rate was similar between in vivo and in vitro grown oocytes ≥110 μm. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Utilizando a criatividade na educação em saúde em alojamento conjunto neonatal: opinião de puérperas sobre o uso de um jogo educativo

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    Luciana Mara Monti Fonseca

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available O estudo objetiva descrever a vivência do enfermeiro no desenvolvimento e utilização de um jogo educativo sobre aleitamento materno e cuidados básicos com o recém-nascido, junto à puérperas em alojamento conjunto e identificar as opiniões das mães sobre essa vivência. Estudo descritivo realizado em uma maternidade filantrópica de Ribeirão Preto -SP. Atividades educativas foram realizadas em grupo, coordenadas pela enfermeira, utilizando jogo de tabuleiro. Estimula-se a participação de outras mães para completar respostas às questões formuladas e, ao final, solicitase opinião sobre a vivência. Das opiniões verbalizadas verificamos: as mães consideram o jpgo "divertido", "estimulante", deixando-as atentas pois "numa aula normal todas iriam dormir" e "quebra a rotina do hospital". A dinâmica utilizada tornou "mais fácil perguntar sobre as dúvidas, sem vergonha", "todo mundo dá opinião" e facilita a aprendizagem ("mais fácil de aprender", "mais fácil de guardar". Concluimos que o jogo constitui estratégia adequada para facilitar troca de experiências entre puérperas e o desenvolvimento da educação em saúde através de atividades lúdico-pedagógicas.

  9. Uso de los residuos sólidos mineros de la extracción del níquel como estimulantes para la producción de biogás.

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    I. Pereda Reyes

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La adición de diferentes materiales con vistas a mejorar el proceso anaerobio ha venido incrementándose en los últimos tiempos existiendo bases teóricas bien fundamentadas para la realización de esta práctica. Este proceso biológico, requiere no sólo de macronutrientes (N, P, K, S, elementos vitales para el desarrollo de los microorganismos y que deben estar presentes en grandes cantidades, sino también de los denominados micronutrientes y factores estimulantes al proceso, los cuales en cantidades muy pequeñas (trazas, son esenciales para el óptimo desarrollo de los microorganismos, como es el caso de algunos metales obligatorios (Fe, Ni y Co. En este trabajo se presenta un estudio preliminar del efecto de la adición de residuales mineros cubanos como catalizadores del proceso anaerobio. Se realizó la caracterización de dicho residual minero (Cola, empleado en los ensayos experimentales. Se demostró que la Cola SI aporta nutrientes esenciales al proceso de depuración anaerobia de aguas residuales. Hubo mayor efectividad en condiciones extremas: poco sustrato y concentraciones tóxicas de Nitrógeno y Azufre, y en cualquiera de las variantes analizadas, la mejor respuesta se obtuvo con una concentración de Cola igual a 3 mg/L, con una eliminación de materia orgánica de más del 80%.The addition of several compounds in order to improve anaerobic process has been increased during last decades, being well-sustained by theoretical bases. This biological process requires not only macronutrients (N, P, K, S, essential elements in large quantities for microorganisms well developments, but also those known as micronutrients and stimulating elements which in a very small concentrations are of vital importance for the optimum microorganism development, as the case of obligatory metals like Fe, Ni and Co. A preliminary study of mining residues effect on anaerobic process is presented in this paper. Mining residues can be a perfect metal

  10. Metilación del receptor de la hormona estimulante del tiroides: marcador diagnóstico de malignidad en cáncer de tiroides Methylation of the thyroid stimulating hormone receptor: diagnostic marker of malignity in thyroid cancer

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    María Teresa Marrero Rodríguez

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó el estado de metilación del promotor del gen para el receptor de la hormona estimulante del tiroides (TSH en el diagnóstico de tumores tiroideos de origen epitelial. El estudio se realizó en tejido tiroideo obtenido de bloques de parafina de diferentes patologías tiroideas (carcinoma papilar, folicular e indiferenciado, y adenomas foliculares. El trabajo se realizó empleando la técnica de modificación del ADN con bisulfito de sodio y el análisis del estado de la metilación del gen RTSH se realizó por el método de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa específica para metilación. Encontramos metilación del promotor para el gen del receptor de TSH en los carcinomas papilares (33 de 40; 82,5 %, en los 10 carcinomas indiferenciados (100 % y en 10 de los 15 carcinomas foliculares analizados (66,6 %. En cambio, no se observó metilación en los 8 adenomas foliculares analizados. Se propone la metilación del gen para el receptor de TSH como un nuevo marcador diagnóstico de malignidad, y una base para emplear agentes desmetilantes conjuntamente con la terapia con radioyodo, en los pacientes con cáncer de tiroides de origen epitelial que no respondan a la terapia.The methylation state of the gene promoter for the receptor of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH in the diagnosis of thyroid tumors of epithelial origin was analyzed. The study was conducted in thyroid tissue obtained from paraffin blocks of different thyroid pathologies (papillary, follicular and undifferentiated carcinoma and follicular adenomas. The work was done by using the DNA modification technique with sodium bisulfite, and polymerase chain reaction was applied to analyze the gene methylation state. Methylation of the promoter for the gene of the TSH receptor was found in the papillary carcinomas (33 of 40; 82.5 %, in 10 undifferentiated carcinomas (100 %, and in 10 of the 15 follicular carcinomas analyzed (66.6 %. No methylation was observed in the 8

  11. Individualized versus standard FSH dosing in women starting IVF/ICSI: an RCT. Part 2: The predicted hyper responder.

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    Oudshoorn, Simone C; van Tilborg, Theodora C; Eijkemans, Marinus J C; Oosterhuis, G Jur E; Friederich, Jaap; van Hooff, Marcel H A; van Santbrink, Evert J P; Brinkhuis, Egbert A; Smeenk, Jesper M J; Kwee, Janet; de Koning, Corry H; Groen, Henk; Lambalk, Cornelis B; Mol, Ben Willem J; Broekmans, Frank J M; Torrance, Helen L

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    Does a reduced FSH dose in women with a predicted hyper response, apparent from a high antral follicle count (AFC), who are scheduled for IVF/ICSI lead to a different outcome with respect to cumulative live birth rate and safety? Although in women with a predicted hyper response (AFC > 15) undergoing IVF/ICSI a reduced FSH dose (100 IU per day) results in similar cumulative live birth rates and a lower occurrence of any grade of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) as compared to a standard dose (150 IU/day), a higher first cycle cancellation rate and similar severe OHSS rate were observed. Excessive ovarian response to controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) for IVF/ICSI may result in increased rates of cycle cancellation, the occurrence of OHSS and suboptimal live birth rates. In women scheduled for IVF/ICSI, an ovarian reserve test (ORT) can be used to predict response to COS. No consensus has been reached on whether ORT-based FSH dosing improves effectiveness and safety in women with a predicted hyper response. Between May 2011 and May 2014, we performed an open-label, multicentre RCT in women with regular menstrual cycles and an AFC > 15. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (Rotterdam criteria) were excluded. The primary outcome was ongoing pregnancy achieved within 18 months after randomization and resulting in a live birth. Secondary outcomes included the occurrence of OHSS and cost-effectiveness. Since this RCT was embedded in a cohort study assessing over 1500 women, we expected to randomize 300 predicted hyper responders. Women with an AFC > 15 were randomized to an FSH dose of 100 IU or 150 IU/day. In both groups, dose adjustment was allowed in subsequent cycles (maximum 25 IU in the reduced and 50 IU in the standard group) based on pre-specified criteria. Both effectiveness and cost-effectiveness were evaluated from an intention-to-treat perspective. We randomized 255 women to a daily FSH dose of 100 IU and 266 women to a daily FSH dose of 150 IU. The

  12. Increased basal and pulsatile secretion of FSH and LH in young men with 47,XXY or 46,XX karyotypes

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    Aksglaede, L.; Jensen, Rikke Bodin Beck; Carlsen, E.

    2008-01-01

    testicular failure due to supernumerary X chromosomes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: In this study, 7 untreated patients with primary gonadal insufficiency due to SRY-positive 46,XX (n=4) and 46,XXY karyotypes (n=3) aged 18.8 years and 25 age-matched healthy controls participated. Reproductive...... basal, pulsatile, and total LH and FSH secretion were associated with significantly more LH peaks per 24 h in comparison with healthy controls. Thus, our data indicate that in patients with Klinefelter syndrome and XX male karyotypes the entire hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis has undergone...

  13. Corifollitropin alfa followed by rFSH in a GnRH antagonist protocol for poor ovarian responder patients

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    Polyzos, Nikolaos P; Devos, Michel; Humaidan, Peter

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    OBJECTIVE: To identify whether women with poor ovarian response may benefit from treatment with corifollitropin alfa in a GnRH antagonist protocol. DESIGN: Retrospective pilot study. SETTING: University-based tertiary care center. PATIENT(S): Poor ovarian responders fulfilling the Bologna criteria...... developed by European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology Consensus Group. INTERVENTION(S): Corifollitropin alfa (150 μg) followed by 300 IU rFSH in a GnRH antagonist protocol. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Endocrinologic profile and ongoing pregnancy rates. RESULT(S): Among 43 women treated...

  14. Altas concentrações de FSH-p na maturação in vitro de oócitos Bos indicus High concentrations of FSH-p on the in vitro maturation of Bos indicus oocytes

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    Joana D'Arc Rocha Alves

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência de diferentes concentrações de um FSH-p comercial sobre a maturação nuclear de oócitos Bos indicus, clivagem e desenvolvimento in vitro de embriões até estádios de blastocisto. Após seleção e transferência para o meio TCM 199/HEPES suplementado com diferentes concentrações de FSH-p (T1 = 10mg/m ; T2 = 20mg/m ; T3 = 40mg/m, os oócitos foram incubados, durante 24 horas, a 39ºC em atmosfera úmida contendo 5% de CO2. Parte dos oócitos foram retirados para análise da maturação nuclear e os demais foram transferidos para o meio de fecundação (mDM. Após 18 horas de incubação nas mesmas condições atmosféricas mencionadas para os oócitos, os presumíveis zigotos foram distribuídos no meio de desenvolvimento embrionário (KSOM contendo monocamada de células da granulosa. As porcentagens de metáfase II, de clivagem e de blastocisto foram, respectivamente, de 81,8/62,5/17,6% (T1; 55,6/64,0/19,5% (T2 e 50,0/65,0/16,3% (T3. A análise estatística revelou que uma menor porcentagem (P £ 0,05 de oócitos tratados com 20mg/m e 40mg/m de FSH-p alcançou o estádio de metáfase II e que as taxas de clivagem e blastocisto não diferiram (P ³ 0,05 entre os tratamentos. Os resultados permitem concluir que a adição de 20mg/m e 40mg/m de FSH-p ao meio de cultura interfere no processo de maturação nuclear, mas todas as concentrações testadas podem ser utilizadas sem prejuízo aparente para a clivagem e o posterior desenvolvimento embrionário.The aim of this work was to evaluate the efficiency of different concentrations of a commercial FSH-p on the nuclear maturation of Bos indicus oocytes, cleavage and in vitro development of embryos until blastocyst stages. The oocytes were selected and transferred to the maturation medium (TCM 199/25 mM HEPES supplemented with different concentrations of FSH-p (T1 = 10mg/m ; T2 - 20mg/m ; T3 - 40mg/m and after 24 hours of incubation, at 39º

  15. Involvement of ERK1/2 signaling pathway in atrazine action on FSH-stimulated LHR and CYP19A1 expression in rat granulosa cells

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    Fa, Svetlana; Pogrmic-Majkic, Kristina; Samardzija, Dragana; Glisic, Branka; Kaisarevic, Sonja; Kovacevic, Radmila; Andric, Nebojsa

    2013-01-01

    Worldwide used herbicide atrazine is linked to reproductive dysfunction in females. In this study, we investigated the effects and the mechanism of atrazine action in the ovary using a primary culture of immature granulosa cells. In granulosa cells, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) activates both cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and extracellular-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) cascades, with cAMP pathway being more important for luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR) and aromatase (CYP19A1) mRNA expression. We report that 48 h after atrazine exposure the FSH-stimulated LHR and CYP19A1 mRNA expression and estradiol synthesis were decreased, with LHR mRNA being more sensitive to atrazine than CYP19A1 mRNA. Inadequate acquisition of LHR in the FSH-stimulated and atrazine-exposed granulosa cells renders human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) ineffective to stimulate amphiregulin (Areg), epiregulin (Ereg), and progesterone receptor (Pgr) mRNA expression, suggesting anti-ovulatory effect of atrazine. To dissect the signaling cascade involved in atrazine action in granulosa cells, we used U0126, a pharmacological inhibitor of ERK1/2. U0126 prevents atrazine-induced decrease in LHR and CYP19A1 mRNA levels and estradiol production in the FSH-stimulated granulosa cells. ERK1/2 inactivation restores the ability of hCG to induce expression of the ovulatory genes in atrazine-exposed granulosa cells. Cell-based ELISA assay revealed that atrazine does not change the FSH-stimulated ERK1/2 phosphorylation in granulosa cells. The results from this study reveal that atrazine does not affect but requires ERK1/2 phosphorylation to cause decrease in the FSH-induced LHR and CYP19A1 mRNA levels and estradiol production in immature granulosa cells, thus compromising ovulation and female fertility. - Highlights: • Atrazine inhibits estradiol production in FSH-stimulated granulosa cells. • Atrazine inhibits LHR and Cyp19a1 mRNA expression in FSH-stimulated granulosa cells. • Atrazine

  16. Involvement of ERK1/2 signaling pathway in atrazine action on FSH-stimulated LHR and CYP19A1 expression in rat granulosa cells

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    Fa, Svetlana; Pogrmic-Majkic, Kristina; Samardzija, Dragana; Glisic, Branka; Kaisarevic, Sonja; Kovacevic, Radmila; Andric, Nebojsa, E-mail: nebojsa.andric@dbe.uns.ac.rs

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    Worldwide used herbicide atrazine is linked to reproductive dysfunction in females. In this study, we investigated the effects and the mechanism of atrazine action in the ovary using a primary culture of immature granulosa cells. In granulosa cells, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) activates both cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and extracellular-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) cascades, with cAMP pathway being more important for luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR) and aromatase (CYP19A1) mRNA expression. We report that 48 h after atrazine exposure the FSH-stimulated LHR and CYP19A1 mRNA expression and estradiol synthesis were decreased, with LHR mRNA being more sensitive to atrazine than CYP19A1 mRNA. Inadequate acquisition of LHR in the FSH-stimulated and atrazine-exposed granulosa cells renders human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) ineffective to stimulate amphiregulin (Areg), epiregulin (Ereg), and progesterone receptor (Pgr) mRNA expression, suggesting anti-ovulatory effect of atrazine. To dissect the signaling cascade involved in atrazine action in granulosa cells, we used U0126, a pharmacological inhibitor of ERK1/2. U0126 prevents atrazine-induced decrease in LHR and CYP19A1 mRNA levels and estradiol production in the FSH-stimulated granulosa cells. ERK1/2 inactivation restores the ability of hCG to induce expression of the ovulatory genes in atrazine-exposed granulosa cells. Cell-based ELISA assay revealed that atrazine does not change the FSH-stimulated ERK1/2 phosphorylation in granulosa cells. The results from this study reveal that atrazine does not affect but requires ERK1/2 phosphorylation to cause decrease in the FSH-induced LHR and CYP19A1 mRNA levels and estradiol production in immature granulosa cells, thus compromising ovulation and female fertility. - Highlights: • Atrazine inhibits estradiol production in FSH-stimulated granulosa cells. • Atrazine inhibits LHR and Cyp19a1 mRNA expression in FSH-stimulated granulosa cells. • Atrazine

  17. Direct actions of androgen, estrogen and anti-Müllerian hormone on primate secondary follicle development in the absence of FSH in vitro.

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    Baba, T; Ting, A Y; Tkachenko, O; Xu, J; Stouffer, R L

    2017-12-01

    What are effects of androgen, estrogen and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), independent of FSH action, on the development and function of primate follicles from the preantral to small antral stage in vitro? Androgen and estrogen, but not AMH, promote follicle survival and growth in vitro, in the absence of FSH. However, their growth-promoting effects are limited to the preantral to early antral stage. FSH supports primate preantral follicle development in vitro. Androgen and estrogen augment follicle survival and growth in the presence of FSH during culture. Nonhuman primate model; randomized, control versus treatment groups. Rhesus macaque (n = 6) secondary follicles (n = 24 per animal per treatment group) were cultured for 5 weeks. Follicles were encapsulated in 0.25% (w/v) alginate and cultured individually in modified alpha minimum essential media with (i) FSH (1 ng/ml; control), (ii) no FSH, (iii) no FSH + estradiol (E2; 100 pg/ml)/dihydrotestosterone (DHT; 50 ng/ml) and (iv) no FSH + AMH (50 ng/ml). In a second experiment, follicles were cultured with (i) FSH (1 ng/ml), (ii) no FSH, (iii) no FSH + E2 (1 ng/ml), (iv) no FSH + DHT (50 ng/ml) and (v) no FSH + E2/DHT. Follicle survival, antrum formation and growth pattern were evaluated. Progesterone (P4), E2 and AMH concentrations in culture media were measured. In the first experiment, FSH deprivation significantly decreased (P DHT (49 ± 5%), but not AMH (27 ± 8%), restored follicle survival rate to the CTRL level. Similarly, antrum formation rates were higher (P DHT groups (54 ± 14%), compared to no FSH (0 ± 0%) and AMH (11 ± 11%) groups. However, follicle growth rate after antrum formation and follicle diameter at week 5 was reduced (P DHT group (405 ± 25 μm), compared to CTRL (522 ± 29 μm). Indeed, the proportion of fast-grow follicles at week 5 was higher in CTRL (29% ± 5), compared to E2/DHT group (10 ± 3%). No fast-grow follicles were observed in no FSH and AMH groups. AMH levels at week 3

  18. Onset of lipoprotein-supported steroidogenesis in differentiating granulosa cells of rats: cellular events involved in mediating FSH-enhanced uptake of low-density lipoproteins

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    1987-01-01

    Luteal cells use lipoproteins as the main source of cholesterol in steroidogenesis. However, little is known about the mechanisms underlying hormonal control of lipoprotein uptake. Thus, the authors tested the hypothesis that FSH and androgens regulate low density lipoprotein (LDL)-supported steroidogenesis in maturing granulosa cells by affecting receptor-mediated endocytosis of LDL at a cellular level. For this, immature ovarian granulosa cells were cultured with or without hormones, compactin (de novo synthesis inhibitor), or unlabeled or labeled ( 125 I or gold particles) LDL. Nonhormone-treated cultures produced little progestin; FSH and FSH/androstenedione stimulated steroid secretion. Progestin production by hormone-, but not nonhormone-, treated cultures was decreased by compactin, suggesting that de novo synthesis provided sterol for steroidogenesis. EM quantitation of cells exposed to gold-LDL at 37 0 C revealed that, compared to nonhormone-treated cells, FSH-treated cells (1) bound and internalized more gold-LDL, (2) had a smaller percentage of gold-LDL at their surfaces, (3) displayed a faster apparent rate of LDL internalization and delivery to lysosomes, and (4) contained more gold-labeled lysosomes. Data from biochemical studies in which 125 I-LDL was used supported the morphological findings. In conclusion, this study demonstrates that FSH has important effects at the cellular level on LDL uptake, which seem to underlie the striking increase in progestin production accompanying granulosa cell differentiation

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    El propósito de este proyecto es la implementación de un portal interactivo de contactos utilizando las tecnologías J2EE mediante Struts y siguiendo la tendencia Web 2.0. Previo a esta implementación se ha hecho una valoración del mercado actual de los portales de contactos y se han evaluado los servicios que ofrecen para posteriormente añadirlos a la demostración tecnológica. Tras esto se ha explicado lo que es la tendencia Web 2.0. Finalmente se han evaluado las diferentes opciones o tec...

  20. Bebida mista com propriedade estimulante à base de água de coco e suco de caju clarificado Mixed drink with stimulating properties consisting of coconut water and clarified cashew apple juice

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    Joelia Marques de Carvalho

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Na indústria de bebidas, uma alternativa para acrescentar valor nutricional ou simplesmente desenvolver novos sabores é a mistura de diferentes sucos de frutas na formulação de bebidas mistas. Este trabalho teve como objetivo o desenvolvimento de uma bebida à base de água de coco e suco de caju clarificado (cajuína, com adição de cafeína, conferindo-lhe propriedades estimulantes. Foram avaliadas cinco formulações, com diferentes proporções de cajuína, tendo sido padronizados previamente o pH, teor de sólidos solúveis e cafeína. As formulações foram submetidas à caracterização físico-química (pH, sólidos solúveis, acidez, açúcares redutores, não redutores e totais e vitamina C, análises microbiológicas e avaliação sensorial de aceitação (atributos de cor, sabor, avaliação global e intenção de compra. Todas as formulações em estudo apresentaram boa aceitação sensorial, não havendo diferença entre as médias dos atributos avaliados. Na intenção de compra, a formulação mais aceita foi ACC 20 (20% de cajuína e 80% de água de coco. A incorporação de vitamina C na bebida através da adição da cajuína foi mais evidente até a formulação ACC 20. Os resultados indicaram que a formulação ACC 20 foi a mais viável para elaboração da bebida mista. Todas as formulações apresentaram padrões microbiológicos satisfatórios.In the beverage industry, an alternative to add nutritional quality or simply to develop new tastes is the blending of different kinds of fruit juices. The objective of this work was the development of blends consisting of coconut water and clarified cashew apple juice with the addition of caffeine so as to provide stimulating properties to the beverage. Five formulations with different concentration of clarified cashew apple juice and previously standardized for pH, total soluble solids and caffeine concentration were evaluated. The formulations were submitted to

  1. Germinação de sementes de jenipapeiro submetidas à pré-embebição em regulador e estimulante vegetal Seed germination of genipap submitted to pre-soaking in regulator and plant stimulante

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    Manoel Prado Neto

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a germinação de sementes e crescimento inicial de plântulas de jenipapo (Genipa americana L. submetidas à pré-embebição em regulador e estimulante vegetal. Utilizou-se delineamento inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições de 25 sementes e oito tratamentos, nos quais as sementes foram embebidas por 12 horas em: T1 - água, T2 - Giberelina líquida a 4% de GA3 (GA3 4% L a 50 mL L-1, T3 - (GA3 4% L a 100 mL L-1, T4 - (GA3 4% L a 200 mL L-1 , T5 - (GA3 4% L a 300 mL L-1, T6 - (GA3 4% L a 400 mL L-1, T7 - Stimulate® a 5 mL L-1 e T8 - Stimulate® a 10 mL L-1. As sementes foram dispostas sobre folhas de papel toalha previamente umedecidas com água destilada e levadas para o germinador, regulado a 28ºC, avaliando-se porcentagem de germinação, comprimento da raiz, do hipocótilo e total da plântula 21 dias após a semeadura e Índice de Velocidade de Germinação. Não houve efeito da pré-embebição na germinação das sementes com variação entre 89 a 95%. Os resultados obtidos evidenciaram que a pré-embebição de sementes de jenipapo por 12 horas em 4% GA3 L (50, 100 e 200 mL L-1 e Stimulate® (10 mL L-1, proporcionam maiores índices de velocidade de germinação. O Stimulate® 10 mL L-¹, em pré-embebição por 12 horas proporciona maiores comprimentos das raízes e total das plântulas de jenipapo em relação aos demais tratamentos.This work aimed to evaluate the genipap (Genipa americana L. seed germination and its initial seedling growth, submitted to pre-soaking in regulator and vegetal stimulant. It was arranged in a randomized design with four repetitions of 25 seeds and eight treatments, in which seeds were impregnated for 12 hours: T1 - water, T2 - Liquid gibberellins 4% GA3 (GA3 4% L (50 mL L-1, T3 - (GA3 4% L (100 mL L-1, T4 - (GA3 4% L (200 mL L-1, T5 - (GA3 4% L (300 mL L-1, T6 - (GA3 4% L (400 mL L-1, T7 - Stimulate® (5 mL L-1 e T8 - Stimulate® (10 mL L-1. The seeds were disposed on a

  2. Novel Action of FSH on Stem Cells in Adult Mammalian Ovary Induces Postnatal Oogenesis and Primordial Follicle Assembly

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    Deepa Bhartiya

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Adult mammalian ovary has been under the scanner for more than a decade now since it was proposed to harbor stem cells that undergo postnatal oogenesis during reproductive period like spermatogenesis in testis. Stem cells are located in the ovary surface epithelium and exist in adult and menopausal ovary as well as in ovary with premature failure. Stem cells comprise two distinct populations including spherical, very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs which express nuclear OCT-4 and other pluripotent and primordial germ cells specific markers and slightly bigger ovarian germ stem cells (OGSCs with cytoplasmic OCT-4 which are equivalent to spermatogonial stem cells in the testes. These stem cells have the ability to spontaneously differentiate into oocyte-like structures in vitro and on exposure to a younger healthy niche. Bone marrow may be an alternative source of these stem cells. The stem cells express FSHR and respond to FSH by undergoing self-renewal, clonal expansion, and initiating neo-oogenesis and primordial follicle assembly. VSELs are relatively quiescent and were recently reported to survive chemotherapy and initiate oogenesis in mice when exposed to FSH. This emerging understanding and further research in the field will help evolving novel strategies to manage ovarian pathologies and also towards oncofertility.

  3. Hormonal therapy (hCG and rhFSH) for infertile men with adult-onset idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.

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    Kobori, Yoshitomo; Suzuki, Keisuke; Iwahata, Toshiyuki; Shin, Takeshi; Sato, Ryo; Nishio, Kojiro; Yagi, Hiroshi; Arai, Gaku; Soh, Shigehiro; Okada, Hiroshi

    2015-04-01

    Adult-onset idiopathic male hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IMHH) is a very rare but treatable disease. This study was conducted to examine the efficacy and safety of a combination of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone (rhFSH) for inducing spermatogenesis in men with adult-onset IMHH. Seven men (34-45 years of age) with azoospermia and/or sexual dysfunction, with a low serum testosterone concentration, and apulsatile secretion of luteinizing hormone, were referred to our hospital for infertility. All had normal secondary sexual characteristics. Thorough endocrinologic examination and magnetic resonance imaging revealed no identifiable cause of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Adult-onset IMHH was diagnosed in all cases and treatment was started with 150 IU rhFSH and 5,000 IU hCG, both administered two times per week. Spermatogenesis was restored in five of the seven patients. During treatment one patient achieved spontaneous pregnancy with his wife, and spermatozoa recovered from the other four patients were frozen for future use in intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

  4. Clinical significance of changes of plasma leptin and serum T, E2, FSH, LH, PRL levels in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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    Yang Wen; Wang Ying

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To explore the clinical significance of changes of plasma leptin and serum T, E 2 , FSH, LH, PRL levels in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS). Methods: Plasma leptin (with RIA), serum T, E 2 , FSH, LH, PRL (with ECLIA) levels were detected in 31 patients with polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS) as well as in 35 controls. Results: The plasma leptin and serum T, LH, PRL levels in the patients with PCOS were significantly higher than those in controls (P 2 , FSH levels were not significantly different from those in controls (P>0.05). Plasma leptin levels were positively correlated with those of serum T, LH, PRL (r=0.5784, 0.5411, 0.6082, P<0.01). Conclusion: Development of PCOS was closely related to the plasma leptin and serum T, LH, PRL levels. (authors)

  5. Differentially expressed miRNAs after GnRH treatment and their potential roles in FSH regulation in porcine anterior pituitary cell.

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    Rui-Song Ye

    Full Text Available Hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH is a major regulator of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH secretion in gonadotrope cell in the anterior pituitary gland. microRNAs (miRNAs are small RNA molecules that control gene expression by imperfect binding to the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR of mRNA at the post-transcriptional level. It has been proven that miRNAs play an important role in hormone response and/or regulation. However, little is known about miRNAs in the regulation of FSH secretion. In this study, primary anterior pituitary cells were treated with 100 nM GnRH. The supernatant of pituitary cell was collected for FSH determination by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA at 3 hours and 6 hours post GnRH treatment respectively. Results revealed that GnRH significantly promoted FSH secretion at 3 h and 6 h post-treatment by 1.40-fold and 1.80-fold, respectively. FSHβ mRNA at 6 h post GnRH treatment significantly increased by 1.60-fold. At 6 hours, cells were collected for miRNA expression profile analysis using MiRCURY LNA Array and quantitative PCR (qPCR. Consequently, 21 up-regulated and 10 down-regulated miRNAs were identified, and qPCR verification of 10 randomly selected miRNAs showed a strong correlation with microarray results. Chromosome location analysis indicated that 8 miRNAs were mapped to chromosome 12 and 4 miRNAs to chromosome X. Target and pathway analysis showed that some miRNAs may be associated with GnRH regulation pathways. In addition, In-depth analysis indicated that 10 up-regulated and 3 down-regulated miRNAs probably target FSHβ mRNA 3'-UTR directly, including miR-361-3p, a highly conserved X-linked miRNA. Most importantly, functional experimental results showed that miR-361-3p was involved in FSH secretion regulation, and up-regulated miR-361-3p expression inhibited FSH secretion, while down-regulated miR-361-3p expression promoted FSH secretion in pig pituitary cell model. These differentially

  6. Physico-chemical characterization of human recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (hFSH) and its subunits by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography ( RP-HPLC): comparison with pituitary hFSH reference preparation from 'National Hormone and Pituitary Program' from USA; Caracterizacao fisico-quimica da foliculotropina humana(hFSH) recombinabte e de suas subunidades, por cromatografia liquida de alta eficiencia (HPLC) em fase reversa: comparacao com a preparacao de referencia de hFSH de origem hipofisaria do ''National Hormone and Pituitary Program'' dos EUA

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    Loureiro, Renan Fernandes

    2006-07-01

    A reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of intact human folliclestimulating hormone (hFSH) was established and validated for accuracy, precision and sensitivity. Human FSH is a dimeric glycoprotein hormone widely used as a diagnostic analyte and as therapeutic product in reproductive medicine. The technique developed preserves the protein integrity, allowing the analysis of the intact heterodimeric form rather than just of its subunits, as it is the case for the majority of the conditions currently employed. This methodology has also been employed for comparing the relative hydrophobicity of pituitary, urinary and two Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)-derived hFSH preparations, as well as of two other related glycoprotein hormones of the anterior pituitary: human thyroid-stimulating hormone (hTSH) and human luteinizing hormone (hLH). The least hydrophobic of the three glycohormones analyzed was hFSH, followed by hTSH and hLH. A significant difference (p<0.005) was observed in t{sub R} between the pituitary and recombinant hFSH preparations, reflecting structural differences in their carbohydrate moieties. Two main isoforms were detected in urinary hFSH, including a form which was significantly different (p<0.005) for the pituitary and recombinant preparations. The linearity of the dose-response curve (r = 0.9965, n = 15) for this RP-HPLC methodology, as well as an inter-assay precision with relative standard deviation less than 4% for the quantification of different hFSH preparations and a sensitivity of the order of 40 ng, were demonstrated. The chromatographic behavior and relative hydrophobicity of the individual subunits of the pituitary and recombinant preparations were also analyzed. Furthermore, the accurate molecular mass of the individual hFSH subunits and of the heterodimer were simultaneously determined by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectral

  7. Cost-effectiveness analysis on the use of rFSH + rLH for the treatment of anovulation in hypogonadotropic hypogonadal women

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    Full Text Available Enrico Papaleo,1 Carlo Alviggi,2 Giorgio Lorenzo Colombo,3,4 Claudio Pisanelli,5,6 Claudio Ripellino,7 Salvatore Longobardi,8 Pier Luigi Canonico91Centro Scienze della Natalità, Gynecological-Obstetrics Department, San Raffaele Hospital, Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy; 2Department of Neuroscience, Reproductive Sciences and Odontostomatology, University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy; 3Department of Drug Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; 4SAVE Studi Analisi Valutazioni Economiche, Milan, Italy; 5ACO San Filippo Neri, Rome, Italy; 6Società Italiana Di Farmacia Ospedaliera, Milan, Italy; 7CSD Medical Research Srl, Milan, Italy; 8Medical Department, Merck Serono SpA, Rome, Italy; 9Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy Background: Hypogonadotropic hypogonadal women are characterized by ovarian functionality deficiency, caused by low concentrations of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH and luteinizing hormone (LH. To recover reproduction functionality, recommended therapies for ovarian induction involve injections of FSH and LH medications. Objective: Since important differences exist between recombinant and urinary gonadotropin therapies in terms of efficacy and cost, the objective of this study was to develop a cost-effectiveness model to compare recombinant FSH (rFSH + recombinant LH (rLH and highly purified human menopausal gonadotropin (HP-HMG. Methods: A Markov model was developed, considering three cycles of therapy; probability of pregnancy and miscarriage were considered, and the efficacy was evaluated in terms of pregnancy occurrence. The perspective of the model was that of the Italian Health Service, so only direct cost (drugs, specialist visits, patient examinations, and hospitalizations were included. Results: rFSH + rLH is associated with a higher total cost (€3,453.50 and higher efficacy (0.87 compared with HP-HMG (€2,719.70 and 0.50. rFSH + r

  8. Genetic variations altering FSH action affect circulating hormone levels as well as follicle growth in healthy peripubertal girls.

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    Busch, Alexander S; Hagen, Casper P; Almstrup, Kristian; Main, Katharina M; Juul, Anders

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    Do variants of the genes encoding follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) beta subunit (B) and FSH receptor (R) impact circulating reproductive hormone levels and ovarian follicle maturation in healthy peripubertal girls? FSHB and FSHR genetic variants exert, alone or their combination, distinct effects on reproductive hormone levels as well as ovarian follicle maturation in healthy peripubertal girls. FSHB and FSHR genetic variants impact reproductive hormone levels as well as associated pathologies in women. While FSHR c. 2039A>G is known to alter gonadotrophin levels in women, FSHR c.-29G>A has not yet been shown to exert effect and there are conflicting results concerning FSHB c.-211G>T. This population-based study included 633 girls recruited as part of two cohorts, the COPENHAGEN Puberty Study (2006-2014, a cross-sectional and ongoing longitudinal study) and the Copenhagen Mother-Child Cohort (1997-2002, including transabdominal ultrasound (TAUS) of the ovaries in a subset of 91 peripubertal girls). Clinical examinations, including pubertal breast stage (Tanner's classification B1-B5) were performed. Circulating levels of FSH, luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol, anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) and inhibin-B were assessed by immunoassays. In a subset of the girls (n = 91), ovarian volume and the number/size of antral follicles were assessed by TAUS. Genotypes were determined by competitive PCR. FSHR c.2039A>G minor alleles were positively associated with serum FSH (β = 0.08, P = 0.004), LH (β = 0.06, P = 0.012) and estradiol (β = 0.06, P = 0.017) (adjusted for Tanner stages). In a combined model, FSHR c.-29G>A and FSHR c.2039A>G alleles were positively associated with FSH levels in early-pubertal girls (B2 + B3, n = 327, r = 0.1, P = 0.02) and in young adolescents (B4 + B5, n = 149, r = 0.2, P = 0.01). Serum AMH and inhibin B levels were not significantly influenced by the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Single SNPs were not associated with follicles

  9. Serum insulin, glucose and non esterified fatty acids after administration of follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones in bitches Modificaciones de la glucemia, insulina y ácidos grasos no esterificados durante la sobrecarga de glucosa o insulina en perras tratadas con hormona folículo-estimulante y luteinizante

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    A. Renauld; N. V. Gomez; J. D. Scaramal; D. Garrido; M. M Wanke

    2003-01-01

    This paper reports the effect of the simultaneous administration of follicle-stimulating (FSH) and luteinizing hormones (LH) on serum glucose, insulin and nonesterified fatty acid responses after glucose or insulin challenge. The animals were originally at anestrous. FSH (dose 2.5 U/kg body wt.) and LH (0.27 U/kg body wt.) were sc injected on days 1, 4, 8 and 11. Vaginal smears were obtained daily. Six untreated controls at anestrous and six treated bitches reaching proestrous were used. Gluc...

  10. Predictive factors of ovarian response and clinical outcome after IVF/ICSI following a rFSH/GnRH antagonist protocol with or without oral contraceptive pre-treatment

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    Andersen, A Nyboe; Witjes, H; Gordon, K

    2011-01-01

    Prediction of ovarian response prior to the first controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) cycle is useful in determining the optimal starting dose of recombinant FSH (rFSH). However, potentially predictive factors may be subject to inter-cycle variability and many patients are pre-treated with oral ...

  11. Nuevo criterio de complejidad utilizando una medida de eficiencia

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    Munduate del Río, Arantza; Pérez Prados, Antonio; Cano Sevilla, Francisco J.

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    Centrado en el campo de los árboles de decisión, este trabajo estudia la forma de selección de un árbol óptimo entre los posibles árbo1es obtenidos a partir del análisis de un conjunto de datos, utilizando para ello una cantidad criterio que combina linealmente dos medidas de la calidad de un árbol: el error de resustitución y la eficiencia. Analizando el efecto de un proceso de poda en la cantidad criterio se obtiene una sucesión finita de subárboles rnínimos óptimamente podados del árbol má...

  12. REFRIGERAÇÃO UTILIZANDO PASTILHAS DE EFEITO PELTIER

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    Full Text Available Pastilhas de Peltier são dispositivos baseados no efeito Peltier e são aplicadas para produzir efeito refrigerador ou aquecedor. Este trabalho aborda conceitos envolvidos na fabricação e funcionamento desses dispositivos tais como: histórico do efeito Peltier e desenvolvimento de placas de efeito Peltier. É feito um estudo de eficiência da refrigeração de água utilizando uma placa de efeito Peltier existente no Campus Natal – Zona Norte. Para isso, é implementada uma estrutura de refrigeração de água e são feitas medições para determinar a eficiência de sistema. Por fim, são apresentadas conclusões sobre o estudo desenvolvido.

  13. Han Chinese polycystic ovary syndrome risk variants in women of European ancestry: relationship to FSH levels and glucose tolerance.

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    Saxena, R; Georgopoulos, N A; Braaten, T J; Bjonnes, A C; Koika, V; Panidis, D; Welt, C K

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    Are PCOS risk variants identified in women of Han Chinese ethnicity also associated with risk of PCOS or the phenotypic features of PCOS in European women? One variant, rs2268361-T, in the intron of FSHR was associated with PCOS and lower FSH levels, while another variant rs705702-G near the RAB5B and SUOX genes was associated with insulin and glucose levels after oral glucose testing in women with PCOS of European ethnicity. Three of the eleven variants associated with PCOS in the Han Chinese genome-wide association studies were also associated with PCOS in at least one European population when corrected for multiple testing (DENND1A, THADA and YAP1). However, additional replication is needed to establish the importance of these variants in European women and to determine the relationship to PCOS phenotypic traits. The study was a case-control examination in a discovery cohort of women with PCOS (n = 485) and controls (n = 407) from Boston (Boston 1). Replication was performed in women from Greece (cases n = 884 and controls n = 311) and an additional cohort from Boston (Boston electronic medical record (EMR); n = 350 cases and n = 1258 controls). Women had PCOS defined by the National Institutes of Health criteria in Boston 1 and Greece (n = 783), with additional subjects fulfilling the Rotterdam criteria (hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovary morphology and regular menses) in Greece (n = 101). Controls in Boston and Greece had regular menstrual cycles and no hyperandrogenism. The second cohort from Boston was defined using the EMR and natural language processing. Allele frequencies for variants associated with PCOS in Han Chinese women were examined in PCOS cases and controls, along with the relationship to quantitative traits. A variant rs2268361-T in an intron of FSHR was associated with PCOS (0.84 [0.76-0.93], OR [95% CI]; P = 0.002). The rs2268361-T was associated with lower FSH levels (-0.15 ± 0.05; P = 0.0029). A variant rs705702-G near RAB5B and SUOX was

  14. Individualized versus standard FSH dosing in women starting IVF/ICSI: an RCT. Part 1: The predicted poor responder.

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    van Tilborg, Theodora C; Torrance, Helen L; Oudshoorn, Simone C; Eijkemans, Marinus J C; Koks, Carolien A M; Verhoeve, Harold R; Nap, Annemiek W; Scheffer, Gabrielle J; Manger, A Petra; Schoot, Benedictus C; Sluijmer, Alexander V; Verhoeff, Arie; Groen, Henk; Laven, Joop S E; Mol, Ben Willem J; Broekmans, Frank J M

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    Does an increased FSH dose result in higher cumulative live birth rates in women with a predicted poor ovarian response, apparent from a low antral follicle count (AFC), scheduled for IVF or ICSI? In women with a predicted poor ovarian response (AFC IVF/ICSI, an increased FSH dose (225/450 IU/day) does not improve cumulative live birth rates as compared to a standard dose (150 IU/day). In women scheduled for IVF/ICSI, an ovarian reserve test (ORT) can predict ovarian response to stimulation. The FSH starting dose is often adjusted based on the ORT from the belief that it will improve live birth rates. However, the existing RCTs on this topic, most of which show no benefit, are underpowered. Between May 2011 and May 2014, we performed an open-label multicentre RCT in women with an AFC cost-effectiveness of the strategies were evaluated from an intention-to-treat perspective. In total, 511 women were randomized, 234 with an AFC ≤ 7 and 277 with an AFC 8-10. The cumulative live birth rate for increased versus standard dosing was 42.4% (106/250) versus 44.8% (117/261), respectively [relative risk (RR): 0.95 (95%CI, 0.78-1.15), P = 0.58]. As an increased dose strategy was more expensive [delta costs/woman: €1099 (95%CI, 562-1591)], standard FSH dosing was the dominant strategy in our economic analysis. Despite our training programme, the AFC might have suffered from inter-observer variation. As this open study permitted small dose adjustments between cycles, potential selective cancelling of cycles in women treated with 150 IU could have influenced the cumulative results. However, since first cycle live birth rates point in the same direction we consider it unlikely that the open design masked a potential benefit for the individualized strategy. Since an increased dose in women scheduled for IVF/ICSI with a predicted poor response (AFC < 11) does not improve live birth rates and is more expensive, we recommend using a standard dose of 150 IU/day in these women. This

  15. Internalization of Rat FSH and LH/CG Receptors by rec-eCG in CHO-K1 Cells.

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    Park, Jong-Ju; Seong, Hun-Ki; Kim, Jeong-Soo; Munkhzaya, Byambaragchaa; Kang, Myung-Hwa; Min, Kwan-Sik

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    Equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) is a unique molecule that elicits the response characteristics of both follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) in other species. Previous studies from this laboratory had demonstrated that recombinant eCG (rec-eCG) from Chinese hamster ovary (CHO-K1) cells exhibited both FSH- and LH-like activity in rat granulosa and Leydig cells. In this study, we analyzed receptor internalization through rec-eCGs, wild type eCG (eCGβ/α) and mutant eCG (eCGβ/αΔ56) with an N-linked oligosaccharide at Asn 56 of the α-subunit. Both the rec-eCGs were obtained from CHO-K1 cells. The agonist activation of receptors was analyzed by measuring stimulation time and concentrations of rec-eCGs. Internalization values in the stably selected rat follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (rFSHR) and rat luteinizing/chorionic gonadotropin receptor (rLH/CGR) were highest at 50 min after stimulation with 10 ng of rec-eCGβ/α. The dose-dependent response was highest when 10 ng of rec-eCGβ/α was used. The deglycosylated eCGβ/αΔ56 mutant did not enhance the agonist-stimulated internalization. We concluded that the state of activation of rFSHR and rLH/CGR could be modulated through agonist-stimulated internalization. Our results suggested that the eLH/CGRs are mostly internalized within 60 min by agonist-stimulation by rec-eCG. We also suggested that the lack of responsiveness of the deglycosylated eCGβ/ αΔ56 was likely because the site of glycosylation played a pivotal role in agonist-stimulated internalization in cells expressing rFSHR and rLH/CGR.

  16. Clomifene citrate or low-dose FSH for the first-line treatment of infertile women with anovulation associated with polycystic ovary syndrome: a prospective randomized multinational study

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    Homburg, R.R.; Hendriks, M.L.; König, T.E.; Anderson, R.A.; Balen, A.H.; Brincat, M.; Child, T.; Davies, M.; D'Hooghe, T.; Martinez, A; Rajkhowa, M.; Rueda-Saenz, R.; Hompes, P.G.A.; Lambalk, C.B.

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    BACKGROUND: Clomifene citrate (CC) is accepted as the first-line method for ovulation induction (OI) in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) associated with infertility owing to anovulation. Low-dose FSH has been reserved for women failing to conceive with CC. In this RCT, we tested the

  17. HMG versus rFSH for ovulation induction in developing countries: a cost-effectiveness analysis based on the results of a recent meta-analysis.

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    Al-Inany, Hesham G; Abou-Setta, Ahmed M; Aboulghar, Mohamed A; Mansour, Ragaa T; Serour, Gamal I

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    Both cost and effectiveness should be considered conjointly to aid judgments about drug choice. Therefore, based on the results of a recent published meta-analysis, a Markov model was developed to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis for estimation of the cost of an ongoing pregnancy in IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. In addition, Monte Carlo micro-simulation was used to examine the potential impact of assumptions and other uncertainties represented in the model. The results of the study reveal that the estimated average cost of an ongoing pregnancy is 13,946 Egyptian pounds (EGP), and 18,721 EGP for a human menopausal gonadotrophin (HMG) and rFSH cycle respectively. On performing a sensitivity analysis on cycle costs, it was demonstrated that the rFSH price should be 0.61 EGP/IU to be as cost-effective as HMG at the price of 0.64 EGP/IU (i.e. around 60% reduction in its current price). The difference in cost between HMG and rFSH in over 100,000 cycles would result in an additional 4565 ongoing pregnancies if HMG was used. Therefore, HMG was clearly more cost-effective than rFSH. The decision to adopt a more expensive, cost-ineffective treatment could result in a lower number of cycles of IVF/ICSI treatment undertaken, especially in the case of most developing countries.

  18. Effects of human chorionic gonadotropin combined with clomiphene on Serum E2, FSH, LH and PRL levels in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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    Yonggang, Huang; Xiaosheng, Lu; Zhaoxia, Huang; Yilu, Chen; Jiqiang, Lv; Huina, Zhang

    2017-02-01

    Effects of human chorionic gonadotropin combined with clomiphene on serum E 2 , FSH, LH and PRL levels in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome were analyzed. 90 patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome treated from January 2015 to March 2016 were randomly and evenly divided into control group and observation group. Patients in the control group were only treated with clomiphene. On the basis of the treatment in control group, human chorionic gonadotropin was added in the treatment of observation group. The changes of E 2 , FSH, LH, PRL levels were compared between two groups before and after the treatment. Clinical curative effects of patients in the two groups was evaluated. Adverse reactions during treatment in two groups were observed and recorded. The incidence of adverse reactions was calculated. Serum E 2 , FSH, LH and PRL levels in the two groups decreased significantly after treatment compared with that before treatment. The difference is statistical significant ( P   0.05). Combined use of human chorionic gonadotropin can significantly reduce serum E 2 , FSH, LH and PRL levels, improve clinical curative effects and reduce the incidence of adverse reactions. Human chorionic gonadotropin has high application value on the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.

  19. A randomized controlled trial investigating the use of a predictive nomogram for the selection of the FSH starting dose in IVF/ICSI cycles.

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    Allegra, Adolfo; Marino, Angelo; Volpes, Aldo; Coffaro, Francesco; Scaglione, Piero; Gullo, Salvatore; La Marca, Antonio

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    The number of oocytes retrieved is a relevant intermediate outcome in women undergoing IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This trial compared the efficiency of the selection of the FSH starting dose according to a nomogram based on multiple biomarkers (age, day 3 FSH, anti-Müllerian hormone) versus an age-based strategy. The primary outcome measure was the proportion of women with an optimal number of retrieved oocytes defined as 8-14. At their first IVF/ICSI cycle, 191 patients underwent a long gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist protocol and were randomized to receive a starting dose of recombinant (human) FSH, based on their age (150 IU if ≤35 years, 225 IU if >35 years) or based on the nomogram. Optimal response was observed in 58/92 patients (63%) in the nomogram group and in 42/99 (42%) in the control group (+21%, 95% CI = 0.07 to 0.35, P = 0.0037). No significant differences were found in the clinical pregnancy rate or the number of embryos cryopreserved per patient. The study showed that the FSH starting dose selected according to ovarian reserve is associated with an increase in the proportion of patients with an optimal response: large trials are recommended to investigate any possible effect on the live-birth rate. Copyright © 2017 Reproductive Healthcare Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Significance of determination of female sex hormones (E2, LH, FSH), insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and leptin in girls with precocious puberty

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    Huang Jianrong

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the diagnostic value of determination of serum levels of estradiol (E 2 ), luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) and leptin in girls with idiopathic central precocious puberty (ICPP). Methods: Serum E 2 , LH, FSH, IGF-I (with chemiluminescence immunoassay) and leptin (with RIA) levels were determined in 35 girls with early development of breast as the sign of precocious puberty, of which, 15 was considered to be of the ICPP group and 20 of simple premature thelarche group (SPT). Criteria of diagnosis for ICPP were: peak LH value>12IU/L and LH/FSH>1 after GnRH stimulating test. Results: Serum E 2 , LH, FSH, IGF-I leptin levels in girls with ICPP were significantly higher than those in the girls with SPT (P 0.2 as the cut-off value for diagnosis of ICPP there would still be a positive rate of 86.6% suggesting that the diagnostic criteria might be set lower. Serum IGF-I levels were positively correlated to those of E 2 (r=0.47, P 2 and IGF-I. Conclusion: Determinations of serum E 2 , LH, FHS, IGF-I and leptin levels were helpful for the early diagnosis of ICPP. (author)

  1. Use and abuse of amphetamine-type stimulants in the United States of America Uso y abuso de estimulantes anfetamínicos en Estados Unidos de América

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    G. Cajetan Luna

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    a lo largo del tiempo y en distintos lugares. Estos compuestos, que en épocas anteriores evocaban la imagen de obreros blancos de sexo masculino y de personas que seguían regímenes dietéticos de moda para adelgazar, actualmente son consumidos, a menudo en cantidades excesivas, por poblaciones más diversas y numerosas. La magnitud de este uso y abuso de anfetamínicos, que fluctúa según la zona geográfica y el ambiente social y cultural de la localidad, puede cambiar paulatinamente. Los estimulantes anfetamínicos (EA, especialmente la metanfetamina, son ubícuos en los establecimientos nocturnos donde se reúne a bailar la juventud en los Estados Unidos. El uso y abuso diseminados de estas sustancias se observan en poblaciones que consideran menos peligrosos a los EA que a otras sustancias como la cocaína y la heroína. Entre estos grupos de usuarios se encuentran los jóvenes que carecen de representación social, los homosexuales, los bisexuales, los trabajadores del sexo y los estudiantes de bachillerato y universidad. Los EA son relativamente baratos y se fabrican fácilmente en los Estados Unidos. Por consiguiente, es probable que estas drogas sigan siendo codiciadas y disponibles en el mercado ilegal por muchos años más. Dado que el uso y abuso de EA son, en gran parte, prácticas ilegales y clandestinas en los Estados Unidos, resulta imposible enumerar todas las poblaciones que usan EA o que abusan de ellos. Hacen falta estadísticas y sistemas de información más exactos, mejor coordinados y de base poblacional para poder identificar los patrones de uso y abuso de EA y sus tendencias. Esta revisión se apoya en varias fuentes de datos para delinear los aspectos demográficos y culturales del uso y abuso de EA. El trabajo también señala el rumbo que deben seguir los estudios sobre EA en el futuro y los programas de control.

  2. PIVET rFSH dosing algorithms for individualized controlled ovarian stimulation enables optimized pregnancy productivity rates and avoidance of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

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    Yovich, John L; Alsbjerg, Birgit; Conceicao, Jason L; Hinchliffe, Peter M; Keane, Kevin N

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    The first PIVET algorithm for individualized recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (rFSH) dosing in in vitro fertilization, reported in 2012, was based on age and antral follicle count grading with adjustments for anti-Müllerian hormone level, body mass index, day-2 FSH, and smoking history. In 2007, it was enabled by the introduction of a metered rFSH pen allowing small dosage increments of ~8.3 IU per click. In 2011, a second rFSH pen was introduced allowing more precise dosages of 12.5 IU per click, and both pens with their individual algorithms have been applied continuously at our clinic. The objective of this observational study was to validate the PIVET algorithms pertaining to the two rFSH pens with the aim of collecting ≤15 oocytes and minimizing the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. The data set included 2,822 in vitro fertilization stimulations over a 6-year period until April 2014 applying either of the two individualized dosing algorithms and corresponding pens. The main outcome measures were mean oocytes retrieved and resultant embryos designated for transfer or cryopreservation permitted calculation of oocyte and embryo utilization rates. Ensuing pregnancies were tracked until live births, and live birth productivity rates embracing fresh and frozen transfers were calculated. Overall, the results showed that mean oocyte numbers were 10.0 for all women algorithms in our clinic meant that the starting dose was not altered for 79.1% of patients and for 30.1% of those receiving the very lowest rFSH dosages (≤75 IU). Only 0.3% patients were diagnosed with severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, all deemed avoidable due to definable breaches from the protocols. The live birth productivity rates exceeded 50% for women algorithms led to only 11.6% of women generating >15 oocytes, significantly lower than recently published data applying conventional dosages (38.2%; Palgorithms to each other, the outcomes were mainly comparable for

  3. Atrazine enhances progesterone production through activation of multiple signaling pathways in FSH-stimulated rat granulosa cells: evidence for premature luteinization.

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    Pogrmic-Majkic, Kristina; Samardzija, Dragana; Fa, Svetlana; Hrubik, Jelena; Glisic, Branka; Kaisarevic, Sonja; Andric, Nebojsa

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    Premature luteinization is a possible cause of infertility in women. It is currently unknown whether environmental chemicals can induce changes associated with premature luteinization. Using rat granulosa cells (GC) in vitro, we demonstrated that exposure to atrazine (ATR), a widely used herbicide, causes GC phenotype that resembles that of human premature luteinization. At the end of the 48-h stimulation with FSH, ATR-exposed GC showed (1) higher levels of progesterone, (2) overexpression of luteal markers (Star and Cyp11a1), and (3) an increase in progesterone:estradiol ratio above 1. Mechanistic experiments were conducted to understand the signaling events engaged by ATR that lead to this phenotype. Western blot analysis revealed prolonged phosphorylation of protein kinase B (AKT) and cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) in ATR- and FSH-exposed GC. An increased level of ERK1/2-dependent transcriptional factor CCATT/enhancer-binding protein beta (CEBPB) was observed after 4 h of ATR exposure. Inhibitors of PI3K (wortmannin) and MEK (U0126) prevented ATR-induced rise in progesterone level and expression of luteal markers in FSH-stimulated GC. Atrazine intensified AKT and CEBPB signaling and caused Star overexpression in forskolin-stimulated GC but not in epidermal growth factor (EGF)-stimulated GC. In the presence of rolipram, a specific inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4), ATR was not able to further elevate AKT phosphorylation, CEBPB protein level, and Star mRNA in FSH-stimulated GC, suggesting that ATR inhibits PDE4. Overall, this study showed that ATR acts as a FSH sensitizer leading to enhanced cAMP, AKT, and CEBPB signaling and progesterone biosynthesis, which promotes premature luteinization phenotype in GC. © 2014 by the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Inc.

  4. The long-term effects of FSH and triiodothyronine administration during the pubertal period on Connexin 43 expression and spermatogenesis efficiency in adult rats.

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    Marchlewska, Katarzyna; Slowikowska-Hilczer, Jolanta; Walczak-Jedrzejowska, Renata; Oszukowska, Elzbieta; Filipiak, Eliza; Kula, Krzysztof

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    Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and triiodothyronine (T3) are known regulatory factors of spermatogenesis initiation. Hyperstimulation of both hormones evokes regressional changes in connexin 43 expression and the seminiferous epithelium in young rats during testicular maturation. However, separate treatments with T3 reduce Sertoli cell number, which seems to be closely connected with the maturation of connexin 43 gap junctions. FSH elevates Sertoli cell number and function, but this effect may take place regardless of the presence of connexin 43-dependent intercellular communication. The aim of the study was to evaluate the later effects of such treatments. Newborn, male Wistar rats were divided randomly into experimental groups receiving daily subcutaneous injections of either 7.5 IU/animal FSH, or 100 mg/kg b.w. T3, or both substances or the same volume of vehicle (control group) until day 15 of life. The animals were sacrificed on day 50. Morphometric analysis and immunohistochemical reactions were performed using antibodies against Vimentin, Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen and Connexin 43 in the testis. Sertoli cell count, efficiency of spermatogenesis, and hormonal pattern were examined. Disturbances in the connexin 43 expression reduced the number of Sertoli cells, the efficiency of spermatogenesis and impaired endocrine function of testes in adult rats treated with FSH and T3 during puberty. Stimulation with FSH alone increased Sertoli cell number, but was associated with a negative effect on cell-to-cell connexin 43-dependent communication, with a consequential reduction of spermatogenesis efficiency. J. Exp. Zool. 323A: 256-265, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. Central hypogonadism due to a giant, "silent" FSH-secreting, atypical pituitary adenoma: effects of adenoma dissection and short-term Leydig cell stimulation by luteinizing hormone (LH) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).

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    Santi, Daniele; Spaggiari, Giorgia; Casarini, Livio; Fanelli, Flaminia; Mezzullo, Marco; Pagotto, Uberto; Granata, Antonio R M; Carani, Cesare; Simoni, Manuela

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    We present a case report of an atypical giant pituitary adenoma secreting follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). A 55-year-old patient presented for erectile dysfunction, loss of libido and fatigue. The biochemical evaluation showed very high FSH serum levels in the presence of central hypogonadism. Neither testicular enlargement nor increased sperm count was observed, thus a secretion of FSH with reduced biological activity was supposed. The histological examination after neuro-surgery showed an atypical pituitary adenoma with FSH-positive cells. Hypogonadism persisted and semen analyses impaired until azoospermia in conjunction with the reduction in FSH levels suggesting that, at least in part, this gonadotropin should be biologically active. Thus, we hypothesized a concomitant primary testicular insufficiency. The patient underwent short-term treatment trials with low doses of either recombinant luteinizing hormone (LH) or human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in three consecutive treatment schemes, showing an equal efficacy in stimulating testosterone (T) increase. This is the first case of atypical, giant FSH-secreting pituitary adenoma with high FSH serum levels without signs of testicular hyperstimulation, in presence of hypogonadism with plausible combined primary and secondary etiology. Hypophysectomized patients may represent a good model to assess both pharmacodynamics and effective dose of LH and hCG in the male.

  6. FSHR and LHR Expression and Signaling as Well as Maturation and Apoptosis of Cumulus-Oocyte Complexes Following Treatment with FSH Receptor Binding Inhibitor in Sheep

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    Full Text Available Background/Aims: Currently, it remains unknown whether FSH receptor binding inhibitor (FRBI influences follicular development and reproduction functions in humans and animals. The present study aimed to investigate FRBI effects on in vitro maturation (IVM and apoptosis of cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs of sheep, to determine the effect of FRBI on mRNA and protein levels of FSHR and LHR in COCs, and to elucidate the signal pathway of FRBI effects. Methods: COCs were in vitro cultured for 24h in the IVM media supplemented with varying concentrations of FRBI (0, 10, 20, 30 and 40µg/mL and FSH (10IU/mL. The harvested COCs were observed under an inverted microscope and maturation rates of COCs were determined. Real time RT-PCR and Western blotting were utilized to detect mRNA and protein levels of FSHR and LHR. The concentrations of FSH, LH and caspase-3 were determined using especial ELISA kits for sheep, respectively. Results: Maturation rates of COCs decreased gradually as FRBI concentrations increased from 0 to 40µg/mL, reaching a bottom value of 23.76% of the FRBI-4 group. The maximal apoptosis rate was detected in the FRBI-4 group. IP3 contents of FRBI-3 and FRBI-4 groups were reduced as compared to control group (CG and FSH groups (P<0.05. Levels of FSHR protein of FRBI-3 and FRBI-4 groups as well as LHR protein of FRBI-4 group were significantly less than that of CG and FSH group. FSH contents of four FRBI treatment groups were gradually decreased along with the supplementation doses of FRBI. Caspase-3 contents of FRBI groups were reduced with a maximum reduction of the FRBI-2 group. Conclusion: Our results revealed supplement of FRBI into IVM media could dose-dependently decrease the maturation rate and increase apoptosis rate of sheep COCs. A lower dose of FRBI treatment slightly promoted IP3 production, but a higher dose of FRBI reduced IP3 production. FRBI suppressed the mRNA and protein expression levels of FSHR and LHR in sheep COCs

  7. Comparison of the Levels of LH and FSH, TSH, Prolactin, Progesterone and Estradiol Hormones between Iranian Infertile Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Healthy Women

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    Amir Hossein Hashemi

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    Full Text Available Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS with the prevalence of 5 to 7% among Iranian women is a leading cause of infertility and endocrine disorder. Metabolic disorders such as increased levels of LH and FSH hormones in these patients was common and influences health of women with PCOS in long-term. Treatment of female infertility and other complications in many cases need to regulate hormones and receive exogenous hormone, and then the effect of female hormones on the disease is very important. In this study, levels of Luteinizing hormone (LH and Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH and other female hormones among Iranian women with PCOS and infertility and healthy people were measured in this regard and values were compared. The result of this study showed that LH and progesterone hormone levels were significantly different in this syndrome than healthy women.

  8. Use of purified FSH and LH for embryo production, cryopreservation by conventional freezing or vitrification and transfer of embryos in dairy ewes

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    Giovanni Martemucci

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    Full Text Available Three experiments were carried out with the aim of evaluating the efficiency of techniques of in vivo production, storageand transfer of embryos in dairy sheep. Experiment I - For embryo production, thirty-one ewes were synchronized withFGA (vaginal sponges, 40 mg, 9 d and PGF2α (ICI; 50 μg, 7th d, and subdivided into three groups corresponding to thefollowing superovulatory treatments over 3 days with purified gonadotrophic preparations: A control, FSH/LH ratio = 1(250 IU p-FSH : 250 UI p-LH; B FSH/LH ratio = 2 (250 IU p-FSH : 125 IU p-LH and daily FSH/LH ratio of 3.4 – 1.7 –0.8 in the 3 days of treatment, respectively; C FSH/LH ratio = 2 (250 IU p-FSH : 125 IU p-LH and daily FSH/LH ratioof 5.0 – 1.0 – 0.3. On the 7th day after oestrus and mating, ovarian response and embryo production were evaluated.Experiment II – Three freezing methods were evaluated based upon post-thaw embryo quality: CF conventional slowfreezing by 1.5 M ethylene glycol (EG; V-1 one-step vitrification based on exposure of the embryos to one solution (EG7.15 M + ficoll 2.5 mM; V-3 vitrification in three steps, corresponding to three solutions at increasing concentration ofglycerol (GLY and EG (GLY 1.4 M; GLY 3.4 M + EG 1.4 M; GLY 4.6 M + EG 3.4 M. V-1 and V-3 frozen embryos weredirectly plunged in liquid nitrogen. At thawing, embryo viability was evaluated on the basis of morphological features.Experiment III – For embryo transfer, a total of 26 recipient ewes were synchronized with donors. On the 7th d fromoestrus, 11 recipient ewes received fresh embryos (Group FE – control and 15 recipients received vitrified-thawedembryos (Group VTE. Each recipient received 2 embryos. Superovulatory treatment B significantly advanced the onsetof oestrus compared to the control (27.3 vs 34.7 h; P10.8. Transferable embryos in Group B (7.2 resulted similar to Group A (5.3 and significantly (Pcompared to Group C (3.2. V3-method resulted in the highest (PCF- and V1-methods

  9. PIVET rFSH dosing algorithms for individualized controlled ovarian stimulation enables optimized pregnancy productivity rates and avoidance of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

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    Yovich JL

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    Full Text Available John L Yovich,1,2,* Birgit Alsbjerg,3,4,* Jason L Conceicao,1 Peter M Hinchliffe,1 Kevin N Keane1,2,* 1PIVET Medical Centre, Perth, 2School of Biomedical Science, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute Bioscience, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia; 3The Fertility Clinic, Skive Regional Hospital, Skive, 4Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: The first PIVET algorithm for individualized recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (rFSH dosing in in vitro fertilization, reported in 2012, was based on age and antral follicle count grading with adjustments for anti-Müllerian hormone level, body mass index, day-2 FSH, and smoking history. In 2007, it was enabled by the introduction of a metered rFSH pen allowing small dosage increments of ~8.3 IU per click. In 2011, a second rFSH pen was introduced allowing more precise dosages of 12.5 IU per click, and both pens with their individual algorithms have been applied continuously at our clinic. The objective of this observational study was to validate the PIVET algorithms pertaining to the two rFSH pens with the aim of collecting ≤15 oocytes and minimizing the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. The data set included 2,822 in vitro fertilization stimulations over a 6-year period until April 2014 applying either of the two individualized dosing algorithms and corresponding pens. The main outcome measures were mean oocytes retrieved and resultant embryos designated for transfer or cryopreservation permitted calculation of oocyte and embryo utilization rates. Ensuing pregnancies were tracked until live births, and live birth productivity rates embracing fresh and frozen transfers were calculated. Overall, the results showed that mean oocyte numbers were 10.0 for all women <40 years with 24% requiring rFSH dosages <150 IU. Applying both specific algorithms in our clinic meant that the starting dose was not altered for

  10. Recombinant FSH Compared to Clomiphene Citrate as the First-Line in Ovulation Induction in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Using Newly Designed Pens: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Batool Hossein-Rashidi

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    Full Text Available Objective: Since there is still controversy regarding the best first-line choice for ovulation induction (OI other than clomiphene citrate (CC in infertile women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS, the aim of the present study was to compare recombinant human FSH with CC as the first course of OI in these women.Materials and methods: In this pilot randomized controlled trial, 104 infertile women diagnosed with PCOS were randomized in two groups to receive either CC with the dose of 100mg per day from day 3 of a spontaneous or progestin-induced menstruation for 5 days or rFSH with the starting dose of 50 IU daily {and weekly dose increment of as low as 12.5 IU}, on the day4 of the cycle. They were assessed during a single OI course. The pregnancy rate (PR and live birth rate (LBR were the primary outcomes. The follicular response, endometrial thickness, cancellation of the cycles and ovarian hyper stimulation (OHSS rate were the secondary outcomes.Results: Analyzing data of 96 patients using Chi2 and Fischer’s Exact test (44 in rFSH group and 52 in CC group, both PR and LBR were comparable in the two groups {13.6% vs. 9.6% and 11.4% vs. 9.6% respectively}, with the difference not to be significant (p > 0.05. No cases of OHSS or multiple gestations happened during the treatment course.Conclusion: It seems that rFSH is as efficacious as CC while not with more complications for the first-line OI in infertile women with PCOS. However, due to the limitations of the present study including the small population and the single cycle of treatment, our results did not come out to prove this and more studies with larger study population are needed to compare the cumulative PR and LBR.

  11. Study on the relationship between serum E2, FSH, LH levels and morphologic changes of uterus and ovary in girls with idiopathic central precocious puberty

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    Li Jingsong; Du Xueliang; Fu Hongliang; Wu Zhen; Gu Rong; Feng Guoqiang; Wu Jingchuan

    2003-01-01

    Objective: To explore the characteristics of the girls with idiopathic central precocious puberty (ICPP) through study on the relationship between serum E 2 , FSH, LH levels and morphologic changes of uterus and ovary. Methods: Serum E 2 , FSH and LH levels were measured with ECLIA and morphologic changes of uterus and ovary were studied with B-US in 67 girls with idiopathic central precocious puberty. Results: 1) Among the three types of ovaries (type 1, homogeneous type; type 2, small follicular type; type 3, large follicular type), differences of the serum LH and E 2 values were significant (p 2 levels (p 2 levels were correlated to the maximal follicular diameter but not to the total volume of ovary. It proved that there was close relationship between LH levels and follicular development. It also proved that serum E 2 levels was mainly decided by the development status of the follicles irrespective the total ovary volume. 2) Volume of uterus was correlated to both LH and E 2 levels. Development of uterus was significantly estrogen-dependent. 3) Judgement based upon observations on measurement of serum E 2 , LH, FSH levels and morphologic changes of uterus and ovary would be crucial for establishing the diagnosis of idiopathic central precocious puberty

  12. A common polymorphic allele of the LH beta-subunit gene is associated with higher exogenous FSH consumption during controlled ovarian stimulation for assisted reproductive technology

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    Alviggi, Carlo; Pettersson, Kim; Longobardi, Salvatore

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    BACKGROUND: V-betaLH is a common genetic variant of LH caused by two polymorphic base changes in the beta subunit gene, altering the amino acid sequence (Trp8Arg and Ile15Thr). In a previous-preliminary trial performed in women undergoing IVF, it was demonstrated that carriers of v-betaLH show sub......-optimal ovarian response to a standard long GnRH-agonist down -regulation protocol when stimulated with pure recombinant FSH (r-hFSH). The aim of this study was to confirm the hypothesis that women with v-betaLH display hypo-sensitivity to exogenous FSH in a larger IVF population and to explore the frequency...... of this variant in a Danish female population. METHODS: In the present study, the effect of v-betaLH was retrospectively investigated in a larger series of women undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) and, for the first time, in a Danish IVF population. A total of 220 normogonadotrophic women following...

  13. Serum insulin, glucose and non esterified fatty acids after administration of follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones in bitches Modificaciones de la glucemia, insulina y ácidos grasos no esterificados durante la sobrecarga de glucosa o insulina en perras tratadas con hormona folículo-estimulante y luteinizante

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    Full Text Available This paper reports the effect of the simultaneous administration of follicle-stimulating (FSH and luteinizing hormones (LH on serum glucose, insulin and nonesterified fatty acid responses after glucose or insulin challenge. The animals were originally at anestrous. FSH (dose 2.5 U/kg body wt. and LH (0.27 U/kg body wt. were sc injected on days 1, 4, 8 and 11. Vaginal smears were obtained daily. Six untreated controls at anestrous and six treated bitches reaching proestrous were used. Glucose tolerance tests were done with a dose of 1 g of glucose per kg of body weight. Bovine insulin was administered at the dose of 0.25 U/kg body wt. During these tests, neither serum glucose and nonesterified fatty acids nor glucose distribution space and glucose clearance were affected by the treatment. The serum insulin response to hyperglycemia was greatly increased. The distribution space and clearance rate of this hormone were not affected by FSH + LH treatment. We conclude that, in the bitch, FSH + LH treatment, at doses that trigger «sex seasons», increases the serum insulin response to glucose load and produces a moderate resistance to the hypoglycemic, lipogenic and antilipolytic insulin actions. These phenomena are evident during hyperglycemia.Este trabajo describe el efecto de la administración simultánea de FSH y LH sobre los niveles de glucemia e insulina y ácidos grasos no esterificados séricos luego de una sobrecarga de glucosa o insulina. Los animales se encontraban originalmente en anestro, controlado por extendidos vaginales diarios. FSH (2.5 U/kg peso corp./día y LH (0.27 U/kg peso corp./día se inyectaron por vía subcutánea en los días 1, 4, 8 y 11 del tratamiento. Cada grupo experimental estaba formado por seis perros en anestro y seis en proestro. Las sobrecargas de glucosa (1g/kg peso corp. fueron administradas por vía endovenosa rápida. Las concentraciones de glucosa en sangre o ácidos grasos no esterificados séricos durante

  14. Artrodese na coluna cervical utilizando SICAP como substituto de enxerto ósseo Artrodesis en la columna cervical utilizando SICAP como sustituto de injerto óseo Cervical spine fusion utilizing silicated calcium phosphate bone graft substitute (SICAP

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Substitutos de enxerto ósseo autólogo foram desenvolvidos para evitar as complicações da retirada de enxerto ósseo autólogo. SiCaP (Actifuse, ApaTech EUA, Reino Unido é um enxerto ósseo composto de cálcio-fosfato com um substituição de silicato na estrutura química, com uma estrutura tridimensional que parece osso natural. MÉTODOS: 19 pacientes foram submetidos à fusão óssea cervical e analisados retrospectivamente. A avaliação radiográfica e avaliação clínica foram realizadas utilizando o questionário Neck Disability Index e a escala análoga da dor (VAS pré- e pós-operação. RESULTADOS: O período médio de acompanhamento pós-operatório foi de 14 meses ± 5 meses (7-30 meses. 11 pacientes foram submetidos à fusão via anterior; 5 pacientes via posterior e 3 pacientes via anterior e posterior. A revisão radiográfica mostrou 19/19 (100% de fusão óssea, nenhum caso apresentou subsidência, quebra ou soltura de material de implante ou movimento nos níveis fusionados. Nenhum exemplo de ossificação heterotópica ou de crescimento ósseo intracanal foi observado. Clinicamente, os escores médios do Neck Disability decresceram 13,3 pontos (media pré-op. de 34,5, pós-op. de 21,2, melhora de 39%, a média da VAS para dor cervical decresceu 2 pontos (2,7 pré-op para 0,7 pós-op.; melhora de 74,1%. Não foram observadas complicações como infecção, osteólise ou edema excessivo das partes moles. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados preliminares obtidos nesta série foram encorajadores com o uso do SICaP como enxerto ósseo, com sólida fusão óssea obtida em todos os casos e sem formação de ossificação heterotópica ou crescimento de osso intracanal. SIcaP demonstra ser um substituto confiável para o enxerto ósseo autólogo na coluna cervical.OBJETIVO: Sustitutos de injerto óseo autólogo fueron desarrollados para evitar las complicaciones de la recogida de injerto óseo autólogo. SiCaP (Actifuse, Apa

  15. Androstenedione response to recombinant human FSH is the most valid predictor of the number of selected follicles in polycystic ovarian syndrome: (a case-control study).

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    Ozyurek, Eser Sefik; Yoldemir, Tevfik; Artar, Gokhan

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    We aimed to test the hypothesis that the correlation of the changes in the blood Androstenedione (A 4 ) levels to the number of selected follicles during ovulation induction with low-dose recombinant human follicle stimulating hormone (rhFSH) is as strong as the correlation to changes in the blood Estradiol (E 2 ) levels in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Prospective Case-control study conducted from October 2014 to January 2016. 61 non-PCOS control (Group I) and 46 PCOS (Group II) patients treated with the chronic low-dose step up protocosl with rhFSH. A 4 , E 2 , progesterone blood levels and follicular growth were monitored.. Univariate and hierarchical multivariable analysis were performed for age, BMI, HOMA-IR, A 4 and E 2 (with the number of selected follicles as the dependent variable in both groups). ROC analysis was performed to define threshold values for the significant determinants of the number of selected follicles to predict cyle cancellations due to excessive ovarian response. The control group (Group I) was comprised of 61 cycles from a group of primary infertile non-PCOS patients, and the study group (Group II) of 46 cycles of PCOS patients. The analysis revealed that the strongest independent predictor of the total number of selected follicles in Group I was the E 2 (AUC) (B = 0.0006[0.0003-0.001]; P ovarian response and accurate titration of the rhFSH doses. The study was registered as a prospective case-control study in the ClinicalTrials.gov registry with the identifier NCT02329483 .

  16. The anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) acts as a gatekeeper of ovarian steroidogenesis inhibiting the granulosa cell response to both FSH and LH.

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    Sacchi, Sandro; D'Ippolito, Giovanni; Sena, Paola; Marsella, Tiziana; Tagliasacchi, Daniela; Maggi, Elena; Argento, Cindy; Tirelli, Alessandra; Giulini, Simone; La Marca, Antonio

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    Anti Müllerian Hormone (AMH) has a negative and inhibitory role in many functions of human granulosa-lutein cells (hGCs) including notoriously the reduction of the aromatase CYP19A1 expression induced by follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). No data have been provided on the possible role of AMH in modulating the response to luteinizing hormone (LH) (alone or combined with FSH) as well as its effect on other enzymes involved in steroidogenesis including aromatase P450scc. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of AMH as regulator of the basal and stimulated steroids production by hGCs. Primary culture of hGCs were incubated with hormones AMH, LH, and FSH, alone or in combination. The CYP19A1 and P450scc messenger RNA (mRNA) expression, normalized by housekeeping ribosomal protein S7 (RpS7) gene, was evaluated by reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR). Each reaction was repeated in triplicate. Negative controls using corresponding amount of vehicle control for each hormone treatment were performed. AMH did not modulate the basal mRNA expression of both aromatase genes at any of the concentrations tested. Meanwhile, the strong mRNA induction of CYP19A1 and P450scc generated by a 24-h gonadotropin treatment (alone and combined) was suppressed by 20 ng/ml AMH added to culture medium. These findings contribute in clarifying the relationship between hormones regulating the early phase of steroidogenesis confirming that AMH is playing a suppressive role on CYP19A1 expression stimulated by gonadotropin in hGCs. Furthermore, a similar inhibitory effect for AMH was observed on P450scc gene expression when activated by gonadotropin treatment.

  17. The influence of chronic exposure to low frequency pulsating magnetic fields on concentrations of FSH, LH, prolactin, testosterone and estradiol in men with back pain.

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    Woldanska-Okonska, Marta; Karasek, Michal; Czernicki, Jan

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    There is widespread public concern that electromagnetic fields might be hazardous. However, studies on the biological effects of magnetic fields (MFs) have not always been consistent. Influence of extremely-low frequency MFs used in physiotherapy on endocrine system was rarely examined. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the concentrations of some pituitary (FSH, LH, prolactin) and sex (testosterone, estradiol) hormones in men with back pain exposed to magnetic fields applied during magnetotherapy or magnetostimulation over the period of three weeks. The study was performed on 20 men aged 28-62 years (mean+/-SEM: 46.4+/-2.0 years) suffering from chronic low back pain who underwent magnetotherapy (10 patients, mean age+/-SEM: 48.4 years, range: 28-62 years) or subjected to magnetostimulation (10 patients, mean age+/-SEM: 44.3 years, range: 34-52 years) for 15 days (daily at 10:00 h, with weekend breaks). Blood samples were collected at 08:00 before magnetic field application, one day and one month following the application. Concentrations of hormones were measured by micromethod of chemiluminescence. Both magnetotherapy and magnetostimulation lowered levels of prolactin. The levels of LH decreased significantly one month after magnetotherapy in comparison with the baseline whereas following magnetostimulation slight but insignificant increase was observed. Estradiol concentrations were significantly lower one day and one month following magnetosimulation in comparison to the baseline and did not change after magnetotherapy. No statistically significant changes were observed in levels of FSH and testosterone after either magnetotherapy or magnetosimulation at any time examined. Magnetic fields applied in physiotherapy exert no or very subtle effect on concentrations of FSH, LH, prolactin, testosterone, and estradiol in men.

  18. Diseño e implementación de un sitio web utilizando Drupal 7

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    En el presente proyecto se mostrará el diseño e implementación de un sitio web utilizando Drupal 7. El proyecto será una página web de un gimnasio llamado Nova Forme, con la finalidad de tener al alcance toda la información de todos los servicios de belleza ofrecidos por el gimnasio, informaciones de todas las actividades y horarios impartidas en el gimnasio, e información de las entradas del hammam entre otras. Pons Tur, MJ. (2012). Diseño e implementación de un sitio web utilizando Drupa...

  19. A randomized controlled dose-response pilot study of addition of hCG to recombinant FSH during controlled ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization

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    Loft, A; Egeberg, Anne Noes; Smitz, J

    2012-01-01

    Is it possible to define an optimal dose of hCG in combination with rFSH from the first day of stimulation in the GnRH agonist protocol applied to IVF? SUMMARY ANSWER: Supplementation with hCG from the first day of stimulation may increase the number of top-quality embryos per patient. Daily doses...... has been previously reported. We suggest a large clinical trial to be proceeded with a group given 100 IU hCG daily versus a control group. WHAT IS KNOWN AND WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS: Prospective multicentre studies have indicated increased live birth rates and increased number of top-quality embryos when...

  20. Individualized FSH dosing based on ovarian reserve testing in women starting IVF/ICSI: a multicentre trial and cost-effectiveness analysis.

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    van Tilborg, Theodora C; Oudshoorn, Simone C; Eijkemans, Marinus J C; Mochtar, Monique H; van Golde, Ron J T; Hoek, Annemieke; Kuchenbecker, Walter K H; Fleischer, Kathrin; de Bruin, Jan Peter; Groen, Henk; van Wely, Madelon; Lambalk, Cornelis B; Laven, Joop S E; Mol, Ben Willem J; Broekmans, Frank J M; Torrance, Helen L

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    Is there a difference in live birth rate and/or cost-effectiveness between antral follicle count (AFC)-based individualized FSH dosing or standard FSH dosing in women starting IVF or ICSI treatment? In women initiating IVF/ICSI, AFC-based individualized FSH dosing does not improve live birth rates or reduce costs as compared to a standard FSH dose. In IVF or ICSI, ovarian reserve testing is often used to adjust the FSH dose in order to normalize ovarian response and optimize live birth rates. However, no robust evidence for the (cost-)effectiveness of this practice exists. Between May 2011 and May 2014 we performed a multicentre prospective cohort study with two embedded RCTs in women scheduled for IVF/ICSI. Based on the AFC, women entered into one of the two RCTs (RCT1: AFC 15) or the cohort (AFC 11-15). The primary outcome was ongoing pregnancy achieved within 18 months after randomization resulting in a live birth (delivery of at least one live foetus after 24 weeks of gestation). Data from the cohort with weight 0.5 were combined with both RCTs in order to conduct a strategy analysis. Potential half-integer numbers were rounded up. Differences in costs and effects between the two treatment strategies were compared by bootstrapping. In both RCTs women were randomized to an individualized (RCT1:450/225 IU, RCT2:100 IU) or standard FSH dose (150 IU). Women in the cohort all received the standard dose (150 IU). Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) was measured to assess AMH post-hoc as a biomarker to individualize treatment. For RCT1 dose adjustment was allowed in subsequent cycles based on pre-specified criteria in the standard group only. For RCT2 dose adjustment was allowed in subsequent cycles in both groups. Both effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the strategies were evaluated from an intention-to-treat perspective. We included 1515 women, of whom 483 (31.9%) entered the cohort, 511 (33.7%) RCT1 and 521 (34.4%) RCT2. Live births occurred in 420/747 (56.3%) women

  1. Corifollitropin alfa compared to daily rFSH or HP-HMG in GnRH antagonist controlled ovarian stimulation protocol for patients undergoing assisted reproduction.

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    Souza, Priscila Morais Galvão; Carvalho, Bruno Ramalho de; Nakagawa, Hitomi Miura; Rassi, Thalita Reis Esselin; Barbosa, Antônio César Paes; Silva, Adelino Amaral

    2017-06-01

    This study aimed to compare the outcomes of controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with corifollitropin alfa versus daily recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (rRFSH) or highly purified human menopausal gonadotropin (HP-HMG) in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles based on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocols. The primary endpoints were total number of oocytes and mature oocytes. This retrospective study looked into 132 controlled ovarian stimulation cycles from IVF or oocyte cryopreservation performed in a private human reproduction center between January 1 and December 31, 2014. Enrollment criteria: women aged 0.05). There were no significant differences in fertilization (76.9% vs. 76.8%, p=1.0), biochemical pregnancy (66.7% vs. 47.2%, p=0.1561) or embryo implantation rates (68.7% vs. 50%, p=0.2588) between the groups using corifollitropin alfa and rFSH or HMG, respectively. Corifollitropin alfa seems to be as effective as rFSH or HP-HMG when used in the first seven days of ovulation induction for patients undergoing assisted reproduction in GnRH antagonist protocols.

  2. A new fully human recombinant FSH (follitropin epsilon): two phase I randomized placebo and comparator-controlled pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic trials.

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    Abd-Elaziz, Khalid; Duijkers, Ingrid; Stöckl, Lars; Dietrich, Bruno; Klipping, Christine; Eckert, Kelvin; Goletz, Steffen

    2017-08-01

    What are the differences and similarities of pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) characteristics of the novel recombinant human FSH follitropin epsilon expressed in the human cell line GlycoExpress compared with a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) derived compound and a urinary derived product? Overall follitropin epsilon, with a fully human glycosylation, shows a comparable PK profile at single-dose as well as multiple-dose administration compared to recombinant CHO-derived FSH as well as urinary derived FSH, whereas the PD properties differ from product to product with follitropin epsilon being most active in PD parameters. Recombinant FSH produced in CHO and FSH obtained from the urine of postmenopausal women show comparable PK and PD properties. However, more recently a comparative study of a recombinant FSH produced in the human cell line PerC6 and a CHO-derived FSH preparation revealed differences in PK and PD properties of the molecule. Both studies were randomized, placebo- and comparator-controlled, single-blind phase I studies in healthy pituitary-suppressed female volunteers aged 18 and 40 years. The single-dose, dose escalation study included 19 women (April 2011 to September 2011) with three ascending dose levels per subject or placebo/comparators with a 14-day washout phase between dosings. The multiple-dose study included 57 women (October 2011 to April 2012) in five cohorts with three dose levels versus placebo and two comparators. Randomization to the respective treatment was performed after successful downregulation of the pituitary gland prior to Investigational Medicinal Product dosing. In the single-dose study, 12 subjects received follitropin epsilon (25, 75, 150 and 300 IU) in three of four possible ascending doses and seven subjects received one dose of two comparators (150 IU Bravelle and 150 IU Gonal-f) and placebo in random order in each treatment period. In the multiple-dose study, 30 subjects received follitropin epsilon (75 IU or

  3. Data in support of FSH induction of IRS-2 in human granulosa cells: Mapping the transcription factor binding sites in human IRS-2 promoter

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    Surleen Kaur

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Insulin receptor substrate-2 (IRS-2 plays critical role in the regulation of various metabolic processes by insulin and IGF-1. The defects in its expression and/or function are linked to diseases like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS, insulin resistance and cancer. To predict the transcription factors (TFs responsible for the regulation of human IRS-2 gene expression, the transcription factor binding sites (TFBS and the corresponding TFs were investigated by analysis of IRS-2 promoter sequence using MatInspector Genomatix software (Cartharius et al., 2005 [1]. The ibid data is part of author׳s publication (Anjali et al., 2015 [2] that explains Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH mediated IRS-2 promoter activation in human granulosa cells and its importance in the pathophysiology of PCOS. Further analysis was carried out for binary interactions of TF regulatory genes in IRS-2 network using Cytoscape software tool and R-code. In this manuscript, we describe the methodology used for the identification of TFBSs in human IRS-2 promoter region and provide details on experimental procedures, analysis method, validation of data and also the raw files. The purpose of this article is to provide the data on all TFBSs in the promoter region of human IRS-2 gene as it has the potential for prediction of the regulation of IRS-2 gene in normal or diseased cells from patients with metabolic disorders and cancer. Keywords: IRS-2, TFBS, FSH, SP1, ChIP

  4. A randomized assessor-blind trial comparing highly purified hMG and recombinant FSH in a GnRH antagonist cycle with compulsory single-blastocyst transfer

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    Devroey, Paul; Pellicer, Antonio; Nyboe Andersen, Anders

    2012-01-01

    MG versus 27% with rFSH for the per-protocol (PP) population and 29% versus 27% for the intention-to-treat (ITT) population. Noninferiority of hphMG compared to rFSH was established. Considering frozen cycles initiated within 1 year, the cumulative live birth rate for a single stimulation cycle was 40...... blastocyst replacement in natural cycles initiated within 1 year of each patient's start of treatment. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Ongoing pregnancy (primary end point) and live birth rates, as well as pharmacodynamic parameters. RESULT(S): The ongoing pregnancy rate after a fresh cycle was 30% with hph...

  5. Inhibin-B secretion and FSH isoform distribution may play an integral part of follicular selection in the natural menstrual cycle

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    Andersen, C. Yding

    2017-01-01

    The aim of the present paper is to expand the concept on how follicular selection takes place in the follicular phase of the natural menstrual cycle. It is suggested that inhibin-B exerts a more intimate role in this process than previously understood. Inhibin-B shows a peak in the circulation...... around cycle day 7, simultaneous with selection of the dominant follicle, whereas levels of estradiol and inhibin-A only start to increase a few days later suggesting that inhibin-B is mainly responsible for downregulating pituitary FSH release. New data now demonstrate that the circulatory peak...... of inhibin-B is reflected by peak production of inhibin-B, in contrast to inhibin-A, in the selected follicle with a diameter of 10-12 mm, where concentrations are one thousand times higher than in the circulation. This high inhibin-B concentration also exerts paracrine effects, stimulating theca cell...

  6. Uso de los residuos sólidos mineros de la extracción del níquel como estimulantes para la producción de biogás. // Use of the nickel solid mining residuals as stimulants for the biogasproduction.

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    Full Text Available La adición de diferentes materiales con vistas a mejorar el proceso anaerobio ha venido incrementándose en los últimostiempos existiendo bases teóricas bien fundamentadas para la realización de esta práctica. Este proceso biológico, requiereno sólo de macronutrientes (N, P, K, S, elementos vitales para el desarrollo de los microorganismos y que deben estarpresentes en grandes cantidades, sino también de los denominados micronutrientes y factores estimulantes al proceso, loscuales en cantidades muy pequeñas (trazas, son esenciales para el óptimo desarrollo de los microorganismos, como es elcaso de algunos metales obligatorios (Fe, Ni y Co.En este trabajo se presenta un estudio preliminar del efecto de la adición de residuales mineros cubanos como catalizadoresdel proceso anaerobio. Se realizó la caracterización de dicho residual minero (Cola, empleado en los ensayosexperimentales. Se demostró que la Cola SI aporta nutrientes esenciales al proceso de depuración anaerobia de aguasresiduales. Hubo mayor efectividad en condiciones extremas: poco sustrato y concentraciones tóxicas de Nitrógeno yAzufre, y en cualquiera de las variantes analizadas, la mejor respuesta se obtuvo con una concentración de Cola igual a 3mg/L, con una eliminación de materia orgánica de más del 80%.Palabras claves: Digestión anaerobia, biogás, traza de metales, residuo minero.________________________________________________________________________________Abstract.The addition of several compounds in order to improve anaerobic process has been increased during last decades, beingwell-sustained by theoretical bases. This biological process requires not only macronutrients (N, P, K, S, essentialelements in large quantities for microorganisms well developments, but also those known as micronutrients and stimulatingelements which in a very small concentrations are of vital importance for the optimum microorganism development, as thecase of obligatory metals

  7. MODELAGEM DE PROCESSOS UTILIZANDO O BPMN NA FACULDADE CATÓLICA RAINHA DO SERTÃO

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo apresenta o gerenciamento de negócios por processos, suas perspectivas atuais, suas vantagens, o desenvolvimento do projeto Modelagem de Processos utilizando BPMN implementado na Faculdade Católica Rainha do Sertão, as ferramentas utilizadas no projeto, a metodologia e os resultados obtidos a partir do mesmo. Ainda foi descrito os setores utilizados, a modelagem resultante das pesquisas e entrevistas e as sugestões para as melhorias dos processos modelados.

  8. Determination of the seric levels of follicle-stimulating hormone, lutein hormone and testosterone in Nellore bovine at different ages, by means of radioimmunoanalysis. Determinacao por radioimunoanalise dos niveis sericos de hormonio foliculo estimulante, hormonio luteinizante e testosterona de bovinos nelore em diferentes idades

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    Oba, E; Define, R M; Muniz, L M.R. [UNESP, Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Cirurgia Veterinaria e Reproducao Animal; Amorim Ramos, A de [UNESP, Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Producao e Exploracao Animal

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    One hundred male bovines, Nellore breed, coming from the region of Botucatu, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, were in this research. The animals were distributed into five groups, according to their average age, as follows: 6.25, 9.50, 20.3, 29.7 and 61.1 months, and raised under range conditions. Blood samples were collected from the jugular vein, two and half to three hours after semen collection. Harmone concentrations were determined by radioimmunoassay (RIA). The mean values for the biochemical tests carried out with the serum samples were: 4.70+-1.15 mUI/ml, CV= 24.4% for FSH; 4.98+-0.99 mUI/ml, CV= 19.86% for LH, and 2.78+-3.68ng/ml, CV= 132.48% for testosterone. The analysis of variance showed significant effect (P<0.05) of the age grade on the traits studied. (author).

  9. Ovarian response and pregnancy outcome related to mid-follicular LH levels in women undergoing assisted reproduction with GnRH agonist down-regulation and recombinant FSH stimulation

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    Humaidan, P; Bungum, L; Bungum, M

    2002-01-01

    stimulation with recombinant FSH. METHODS: Blood samples were prospectively collected from a total of 207 normal women undergoing assisted reproduction and analysed retrospectively. Based on LH levels on stimulation day 8 patients were divided into four groups: 1.51 IU/l. RESULTS...

  10. Tratamiento del lactosuero utilizando la técnica de electrodiálisis

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    Ávila G., Rita M.; Medina, Ana Luisa; Cadenas A., Reinaldo A.

    2006-01-01

    Tratamiento del lactosuero utilizando la técnica de electrodiálisis (Ávila G., Rita M.; Cadenas A., Reinaldo A. y Medina, Ana Luisa) Resumen El lactosuero es un subproducto de la elaboración de quesos y mantequillas. Este subproducto contiene una cantidad importante de proteínas y calcio, entre otros componentes, que hacen atractivo su tratamiento con el objeto de adecuarlo para su comercialización directa o para elaborar bebidas lácteas. Los sueros ácidos y/o salados no son ap...

  11. Desarrollo de apio minimamente procesado fortificado con vitamina e, utilizando la ingenieria de matrices

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    MARTELO CASTAÑO, YISELL JOHAN; CORTES RODRIGUEZ, MISAEL; SUAREZ MAHECHA, HÉCTOR

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo fue desarrollar un producto minimamente procesado fortificado con vitamina E, a partir de apio (Apium graveolens L. var.dulce), utilizando la ingenieria de matrices como metodologia de obtencion de alimentos funcionales. Trozos de apio impregnados al vacio con dl¿¿tocoferol acetato emulsificado en una solucion isotonica al vegetal de NaCl, 1,2%, fueron evaluados en funcion del tiempo de almacenamiento y el envasado (con y sin vacio), en terminos de la cuantificacio...

  12. Polpação de palha de milho, utilizando-se diferentes processos organosolv

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    Maria Lucia Bianchi

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    Resumo: A disponibilidade de palha de milho e a crescente procura de matérias primas alternativas que substituam a madeira na fabricação de papel, levaram à investigação da possibilidade de polpação da palha de milho, utilizando-se diferentes processos Organosolv. A palha de milho foi analisada, apresentando cerca de 13% de umidade, 1% de cinzas, 7% de extrativos, 24% de lignina Klason, 54% de celulose e 16% de polioses (por diferença), com um total de 71% de holocelulose. A análise elementar...

  13. MODELO DE BLOQUES PARA UN YACIMIENTO DE SULFUROS MASIVOS UTILIZANDO EL SOFTWARE MINESIGHT®

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    SEPÚLVEDA SEPÚLVEDA, GIOVANNI FRANCO; GALLO SIERRA, ADRIÁN FELIPE

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es definir un modelo de bloques de un yacimiento hipotético de sulfuros masivos utilizando MineSight®, basado en la interpretación geológica, la viabilidad, planificación estratégica y la programación de los procesos a largo y corto plazo de las alternativas de producción y la capacidad requerida de la mina. Primero se presentan una descripción de los software minero más representativos del mercado en cuanto a la planeación minera, después se presentan las generali...

  14. Modelo de bloques para un yacimiento de sulfuros masivos utilizando el software minesight®

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    Franco Sepúlveda, Giovanni; Gallo Sierra, Adrián Felipe

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es definir un modelo de bloques de un yacimiento hipotético de sulfuros masivos utilizandoMineSight®, basado en la interpretación geológica, la viabilidad, planificación estratégica y la programación de los procesosa largo y corto plazo de las alternativas de producción y la capacidad requerida de la mina.Primero se presentan una descripción de los software minero más representativos del mercado en cuanto a la planeación minera, después se presentan las generalidad...

  15. ESTIMACIÓN DE LA CARGA DE TRANSFORMADORES DE POTENCIA UTILIZANDO UNA RED NEURONAL ARTIFICIAL

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    Agudelo, Laura; Velilla, Esteban; López, Jesús M

    2014-01-01

    En este artículo se presenta una metodología para estimar la curva de carga de transformadores de potencia utilizando redes neuronales artificiales. Para implementar la metodología propuesta se utilizaron datos reales de dos transformadores ubicados en diferentes zonas geográficas y con diferentes condiciones de operación. La técnica de estimación de carga fue implementada con datos históricos de la empresa Interconexión Eléctrica S.A (ISA). Para realizar la predicción de las curvas de carga ...

  16. educARción: Desarrollo de Herramientas para el Aprendizaje Utilizando Realidad Aumentada

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    Guerrero Juk, Julián

    2013-01-01

    Se presenta un sistema para apoyar en la enseñanza de balanceo de ecuaciones químicas sencillas utilizando realidad aumentada (AR). El sistema combina elementos físicos con gráficos sintéticos para hacer tangible un proceso abstracto, y así permitir que el alumno experimente directamente el proceso de balanceo de ecuaciones, en contraste con métodos tradicionales que utilizan ecuaciones escritas en papel. Dado que el equipo que se propone para su implementación (visores, HMD) no es de uso com...

  17. Sugestões de práticas de ensino de geometria utilizando origami modular

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    Marília Pelinson Tridapalli

    2017-01-01

    O presente trabalho contém sugestões de práticas de ensino, utilizando o origami modular, que podem ser aplicadas nas aulas de geometria do Ensino Fundamental. As práticas foram desenvolvidas de maneira que o professor possa enriquecer suas aulas gastando pouco tempo no preparo, e apresentam objetos manipuláveis que tornam o processo de ensino-aprendizagem mais atrativo e significativo. Apresentamos todo o processo de elaboração dos módulos e seus respectivos encaixes para a construção, usand...

  18. Degradação de poliolefinas utilizando catalisadores zeolíticos

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    Valle,Maria Letícia M.; Guimarães,Maria José O. C.; Sampaio,Cristiane M. S.

    2004-01-01

    Neste trabalho foi estudada a degradação de alguns dos principais constituintes dos rejeitos plásticos (polietileno de alta densidade (HDPE), polietileno de baixa densidade (LDPE) e polipropileno (PP)), empregando-se um catalisador exausto de unidades de craqueamento de fluidos (FCC) e um catalisador zeolítico (ADZ3) sintetizado em laboratório. Utilizando técnicas de termogravimetria (TG-DTG) e cromatografia gasosa (CG), foi possível avaliar os produtos gerados no craqueamento destas poliolef...

  19. Sistemas microfluídicos amperométricos utilizando enzimas imobilizadas

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    Luís Marcos Cerdeira Ferreira

    2011-01-01

    Este trabalho descreve o desenvolvimento de um sistema microfluídico, contendo, como componente principal, um reator enzimático constituído de um microcanal fabricado em substrato de poli(metacrilato de metila) e um sistema amperométrico como detector. Para a construção de microcanais foi utilizando equipamento de usinagem a laser de CO2 para escavar os microcanais, que a seguir foram selados termicamente. A superfície interna desse microcanal foi submetida à modificação química com poli(etil...

  20. Produção de hidromel utilizando mel de Melipona scutellaris

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    Peixoto, Samira; Carvalho, Carlos Alfredo; Estevinho, Leticia M.

    2014-01-01

    Atualmente, existe uma crescente procura de bebidas fermentadas por parte dos consu-midores, particularmente de hidromel, produzido empiricamente desde a antiguidade. De acordo com a literatura, este bebida tem excelentes efeitos na digestão e metabolismo e é benéfico para doentes com anemia crónica e doenças do trato gastrointestinal [1].Esta bebida é geralmente produzida utilizando mel de Apis mellifera, no entanto, no Brasil existe também mel de abelhas sem ferrão, como Melipona scutellaris...

  1. Análisis de paneles solares térmicos utilizando software gratuito

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    Castellanos Cordeiro-Crespo, Antonio

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este proyecto es la evaluación de dos programas que trabajan en la simulación de paneles termosolares: KOLEKTOR Y CODEPRO. Para la valoración de dichos software tomaremos datos en el panel solar con el que cuenta la Universidad Politécnica de Cracovia. Después simularemos, utilizando las aplicaciones a estudio, introduciendo las mismas condiciones de la toma de datos, y compararemos los resultados obtenidos en ambos procedimientos. Lo más positivo es que ambos software son bast...

  2. Síntese enzimática de ascorbil oleato utilizando tecnologias alternativas

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    Balen, Manuela

    2016-01-01

    Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia de Alimentos, Florianópolis, 2016. A produção enzimática de ascorbil oleato utilizando como substratos Lascórbico e ácido oleico necessita da total solubilização entre substratos a fim de se obter maiores rendimentos. Contudo, o ácido L-ascórbico e ácido oleico não são totalmente miscíveis por possuírem polaridades bastante distintas. Assim, este trabalho objetivou bus...

  3. INTERVENÇÃO EDUCATIVA UTILIZANDO ÁLBUM SERIADO SOBRE ALIMENTOS REGIONAIS: RELATO DE EXPERIÊNCIA

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    Mariana Cavalcante Martins

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue relatar la experiencia de la utilización de un álbum ilustrado acerca de los alimentos regionales en una intervención educativa con parientes de niños preescolares. Relato de experiencia con aplicación de un álbum ilustrado a través de sesiones educativas con 70 familias de niños preescolares en el período de agosto a septiembre de 2009. Los resultados mostraron que las sesiones educativas despertaron como los alimentos regionales están siendo subutilizados por los miembros de la familia debido a la falta de conocimiento de alternativas alimentares. Además, se observó que a medida que las cifras estaban siendo retratadas cuanto a los hábitos de alimentación saludables e higienizaciones de los alimentos y preparo de recetas, los familiares compartieran sus experiencias, promoviendo un ambiente acogedor y estimulante. Así, el álbum puede ser caracterizado como una tecnología de enseñanza emancipadora, donde el individuo se cambia en sujeto de su propio aprendizaje.

  4. GnRH-agonist implantation of prepubertal male cats affects their reproductive performance and testicular LH receptor and FSH receptor expression.

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    Mehl, N S; Khalid, M; Srisuwatanasagul, S; Swangchan-Uthai, T; Sirivaidyapong, S

    2016-03-15

    This study was conducted to investigate the effect of GnRH-agonist implantation in prepubertal tomcats on sexual behavior, reproductive performance, and expression of testicular LH receptor (LHR) and FSH receptor (FSHR) and also to compare the testicular characteristics, LHR and FSHR expression between prepubertal and adult tomcats. In experiment 1, 3-month-old tomcats (n = 6/group) were either treated with or left without 4.7 mg deslorelin implants. Semen collection and evaluation were performed just before castration at 48 weeks after treatment; removed testes were analyzed for mRNA and protein expression of LHR and FSHR. We were able to collect semen from six non-treated cats, whereas in treated cats, semen was uncollectable. The results revealed that sexual behavior was absent in the implanted cats throughout the study period. Testicular volume was found to decrease from 30 weeks after treatment onward in the implanted cats compared to the controls (P score, seminiferous tubule diameter, and LHR protein expression were found lower in the implanted cats (P reproductive function without any adverse effects for at least 48 weeks in male cats. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. The correlation between LH determination in the urine (luteonosticon and HI-gonavis) and serum LH, FSH, oestradiol, progesterone testosterone and prolactin levels at midcycle

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    Kemeter, P.; Woegerbauer, C.; Gring, H.; Salzer, H.; Friedrich, F.; Breitenecker, G.

    1979-01-01

    Radioimmunoassays (RIA) were carried out of serum gonadotrophins, prolactin, oestradiol, progesterone and testosterone at the time of presumed ovulation in 15 normal cycles and in 4 clomiphen-stimulated cycles of 14 women. In addition, daily measurements of LH in urine were performed using two semiquantitative methods: Luteonosticon and HI-Gonavis. Finally, the viscosity of the cervical mucus was assessed daily in order to find out the optimum time for conception. LH in serum, as well as in urine, increased significantly at midcycle and so did FSH, progesterone, testosterone, prolactin and viscosity. Lutenosticon, used in the modification of Keller and Gerber 1970 showed the first significant increase 2 days before the serum LH peak. HI-Gonavis, on the other hand, showed a significant increase only on the day of LH peak in serum. The best correlation of the 3 LH methods was found between LH in serum (RIA) and HI-Gonavis in urine. For the evaluation of the optimum time for conception in normal and clomiphen-stimulated cycles, determination of the uriany LH increase at midcycle by HI-Gonavis appears to be the most economic, both in time and expense, hormone method tested. Since only one significant increase in LH becomes apparent at midcycle by this method, the interpretation of the results is easy and additional gynaecological investigations are, thus, not absolutely necessary. (author)

  6. Control de velocidad de un motor de inducción utilizando un controlador Fuzzy

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    Madelín Lima Álvarez

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza la simulación del sistema de control de velocidad del motor de inducción. Se parte del enfoquevectorial y de un sistema de coordenadas adecuado a su futura utilización, utilizando para esto el lenguaje desimulación de sistemas dinámicos Simulink. En cuanto a la simulación del método de control vectorial porcampo orientado se ha empleado el denominado método de control vectorial indirecto. El control de la velocidaddel motor se simuló utilizando un controlador Fuzzy, comparándose posteriormente estos resultados con losobtenidos mediante la utilización de un controlador PI digital.  This work carries out the simulation of speed control of induction motor. It is based on the field orientation theoryand on a system of coordinates adapted to its future use. The language that has been used for the simulation ofdynamics systems is Simulink. The indirect method of the field orientation control theory was used in themathematical analysis of the induction motor. The speed control of the induction motor was simulated using aFuzzy controller and these results were compared with those obtained by means of the use of a PI digitalcontroller.

  7. The effect of dietary protein on reproduction in the mare. IV. Serum progestagen, FSH, LH and melatonin concentrations during the anovulatory, transitional and ovulatory periods in the non-pregnant mare

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    F.E. Van Niekerk

    1997-07-01

    Full Text Available The effect of total protein intake and protein quality on the serum concentrations of certain reproductive hormones during the anovulatory, transitional and ovulatory periods were studied in 36 Anglo-Arab mares. High-quality protein stimulated FSH and LH production during the late transitional period. Serum progestagen and melatonin concentrations were unaffected by the quality of protein nutrition during the anovulatory period. Mares receiving high-quality protein exhibited a 10-14-day cyclical pattern of FSH release approximately 4-6 weeks earlier than the mares fed the lower-quality protein diet, and also ovulated 3-4 weeks earlier than the mares on the lower-quality protein diet. Progesterone concentrations during the 1st oestrous cycle after the anovulatory period were unaffected by protein quality in the diet.

  8. Effect of the FSH receptor single nucleotide polymorphisms (FSHR 307/680) on the follicular fluid hormone profile and the granulosa cell gene expression in human small antral follicles

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    Borgbo, Tanni Kjær; Jeppesen, J V; Lindgren, I

    2014-01-01

    ), by evaluating the hormone and gene expression profiles of human small antral follicles collected under physiological conditions in connection with fertility preservation. In total 69 women at various time during the menstrual cycle were included in this study. The intrafollicular hormone content of 179...... was significantly increased, whereas AMH gene expression was significantly reduced for the G/G genotype. In follicles >6 mm, estradiol and CYP19A1 gene expression levels were significantly higher for the G/G genotype. In conclusion, significant changes were observed between the FSHR 307/680 polymorphisms in human......The most pronounced effects of FSH signalling are potentially displayed in the follicle fluid, which acts as a reservoir for FSH-induced granulosa cell (GC) secreted hormones. This study investigates the effects of two common polymorphisms of FSHR, FSHR 307 (rs6165) and FSHR 680 (rs6166...

  9. The follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) response to a gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue test in healthy prepubertal girls aged 10 months to 6 years

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    Vestergaard, Esben T; Schjørring, Mia Elbek; Kamperis, Konstantinos

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    and bone age were determined in all participants. Forty-eight healthy normal-weight girls aged 3.5 ± 0.2 years (range: 0.8-5.9 years) were included. Serum concentrations of LH and FSH were measured before and 30 min after the gonadorelin injection. RESULTS: The 30-min LH responses (mean ± 2 s.d.) were 5.......2 ± 4.0 and 2.9 ± 2.5 IU/L and the FSH responses were 23.3 ± 16.2 and 14.5 ± 10.3 IU/L in girls aged 0.8-3.0 years and 3.0-5.9 years respectively. This corresponds to upper cut-off limits for LH of 9.2 IU/L (3 years) and 5.3 IU/L (3-6 years). The stimulated LH/FSH ratio was 0.23 ± 0.19 (range 0.......06-0.43) and did not correlate with age. CONCLUSIONS: We found that LH increases up to 9.2 IU/L during GnRH test in healthy normal-weight girls below 3 years of age and that the stimulated LH/FSH ratio did not exceed 0.43. Our findings have important implications for appropriate diagnosis of central precocious...

  10. Detección de fraude bancario en tiempo real utilizando tecnologías de procesamiento distribuido

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    Mansilla Montero, Javier

    2016-01-01

    En este Trabajo de Fin de Máster se desarrollará un sistema de detección de fraude en pagos con tarjeta de crédito en tiempo real utilizando tecnologías de procesamiento distribuido. Concretamente se considerarán dos tecnologías: TIBCO, un conjunto de herramientas comerciales diseñadas para el procesamiento de eventos complejos, y Apache Spark, un sistema abierto para el procesamiento de datos en tiempo real. Además de implementar el sistema utilizando las dos tecnologías propuestas, un objet...

  11. In vitro transfer rate of 14C from acetate-1-14C into ovarian steroids in the rat ovary during the estrous cycle and effects of LH and FSH

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    Kimura, F.; Ishida, S.; Seto, K.; Kawakami, M.

    1976-01-01

    Fluctuations of ovarian biosynthetic activity and effects of exogenous LH and FSH on it during the estrous cycle were investigated by measuring in vitro transfer rates of 14 C from 14 C-1-acetate into progesterone (P), 20α-hydroxy-pregn-4-en-3-one (20α-OH-P) and estrogen (estradiol and estrone, E) in the ovarian homogenates from rats autopsied at 2 hour intervals. The transfer rate of 14 C from 14 C-1-acetate into P was lowest in the afternoon of estrus and increased from the morning of diestrus 1, making its peaks during the afternoon of diestrus 2 and in the midnight of proestrus. The transfer of 14 C into 20α-OH-P was high on the days of diestrus 2 and proestrus with its peak in the afternoon of the latter day. The maximum transfer of 14 C into E in the afternoon of proestrus and a high rate in the morning of estrus with relatively low one in the midnight were observed. Exogenously injected LH (150 μg) or FSH (150 μg) was eigther stimulatory or inhibitory to the transfer rates of 14 C from 14 C-1-acetate into ovarian steroids. During day time of diestrus 2 and midnight between proestrus and estrus, the transfer of 14 C into P and 20α-OH-P increased by LH, and during day time of proestrus and from the afternoon of estrus to the morning of diestrus 1 decreased. The transfr of 14 C into E increased by LH from the afternoon of diestrus 2 to the morning of proestrus, and decreased during the ofternoon of proestrus and from the afternoon of estrus to the morning of diestrus 2. Administration of FSH was also stimulatory or inhibitory. The 14 C transfer into P and 20α-OH-P increased by FSH from the afternoon of estrus to the morning of proestrus, but in the afternoon of proestrus they decreased. Transfer of 14 C into E increased by FSH significantly on the days of diestrus 2 and proestrus, and slightly on the day of estrus, while it decreased in the afternoon of diestrus 1. (author)

  12. The effects of EGF and IGF-1 on FSH-mediated in vitro maturation of domestic cat oocytes derived from follicular and luteal stages.

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    Yıldırım, Koray; Vural, M Rıfat; Küplülü, Sükrü; Ozcan, Ziya; Polat, I Mert

    2014-04-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and insulin like growth factor-I (IGF-1) on the in vitro maturation of cat oocytes recovered from follicular and luteal stage ovaries. Oocytes from follicular (n=580) and luteal (n=209) stages were harvested and divided into four groups, which were cultured in FSH-mediated maturation medium supplemented with: (1) EGF alone (25ng/mL); (2) IGF-1 alone (100ng/mL); (3) EGF+IGF-1 (25ng/mL EGF+100ng/mL IGF-I); or (4) no growth factor (control). The proportion of follicular stage oocytes reaching the metaphase II stage was significantly higher than that of oocytes obtained at the luteal stage in both control and study groups (pIGF-1, and 78.1% in EGF+IGF-1 groups, whereas the respective values for gametes collected from luteal stage ovaries were 12.5%, 17.5%, 12.5%, and 16.9%. Additionally, the differences between the study and control groups were significant in the case of follicular stage oocytes. Finally, supplementing the maturation medium with EGF and/or IGF-1 significantly enhanced the meiotic maturation of oocytes recovered from follicular stage ovaries. The present study also demonstrated that the combination of EGF and IGF-I provides an additional or synergic effect on meiotic maturation of oocytes recovered from the follicular stage. Copyright © 2014 Society for Biology of Reproduction & the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn. Published by Elsevier Urban & Partner Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.

  13. Effect of developmental low dose PBDE 47 exposure on thyroid hormone status and serum concentrations of FSH and inhibin B in male rats

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    Andrade, A.J.M.; Kuriyama, S.N.; Akkoc, Z.; Talsness, C.E.; Chahoud, I. [Charite Univ. Medical School Berlin (Germany). Inst. of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Dept. Toxicology, Campus Benjamin Franklin

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    Several persistent halogenated organic compounds such as PCBs, dioxins and more recently, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been shown to disrupt thyroid hormone homeostasis in experimental animals. Particular concern exists regarding exposure to these compounds during critical periods of development when thyroid hormones orchestrate the growth and differentiation of many organs including the brain and the testis. While the contamination levels of PCBs and other persistent organic pollutants have declined in the past years, increasing levels of PBDEs have been detected in environmental and human samples including human breast milk. PBDEs are produced in large quantities and used worldwide as flame retardants in electrical appliances, carpets and furniture upholstery. Similar to other halogenated environmental organic pollutants, PBDEs seem to present a wide range of toxic effects including reproductive, endocrine, neurobehavioral and hepatic toxicity. Recently, it has been demonstrated that in utero and pubertal exposures to DE-71 (a commercial mixture containing mostly tetra- and penta-bromodiphenyl ethers) significantly reduce thyroxine levels (T4) in rats. The present study has focused on the possible effects of the tetra- BDE congener 2,2'4,4'-tetrabromo diphenyl ether (PBDE 47) on thyroid hormone status and associated changes on FSH and inhibin B levels in the developing male rat. We administered a single dose to gravid dams on gestation day 6 of either 140 {mu}g/kg BW or 700 {mu}g/kg BW PBDE 47. These doses are pertinent to human exposure situation because a study by She et al.3 found a mean level of 33.3 {mu}g PBDE 47 /kg fat in human breast adipose tissue with a range from 7.01 to 196 {mu}g PBDE 47 /kg fat.

  14. Aproximaciones al valor de la integral definida utilizando una calculadora graficadora

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    Ansola, Esther; Rodríguez, Eugenio Carlos; Hernández, Nelson; Gómez, Pablo Ignacio; Alfonso, Débora Oliva; Sánchez, Danelia

    2008-01-01

    Este trabajo muestra una experiencia llevada a cabo con un grupo de estudiantes de primer año de ingeniería a través de un curso facultativo en el que se retomó el cálculo de integrales definidas, utilizando la tecnología, con el propósito de:• Consolidar el concepto de integral definida a través de su definición y de su interpretación geométrica. • Mostrar otras formas de calcular una integral definida mediante aproximaciones numéricas y su interpretación geométrica. El recurso tecnológic...

  15. Projeto de acopladores ópticos utilizando algoritmo genético

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    Jaqueline Oliveira Zampronio

    2016-01-01

    Resumo: Este projeto é uma proposta de um novo acoplador óptico para a aplicação em circuitos ópticos integrados. O dispositivo foi desenvolvido utilizando o método dos elementos finitos vetorial 3D associado com o algoritmo genético e leva em consideração guias de onda com diferentes altura, largura e índices de refração. O comprimento total do acoplador óptico é de apenas 4,22 µm e o seu funcionamento é baseado em pequenos segmentos cilíndricos que interferem na propagação da onda eletromag...

  16. Projeto e desenvolvimento de um carro robô controlado por smartphone, utilizando a plataforma Amarino

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    Otávio Souza Martins Gomes

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo mostra a construção de um carro robô controlado por dispositivos móveis utilizando o sistema operacional Android e uma placa de prototipagem open source (Arduino. Utilizou-se de motores para sua movimentação e sensores para interação com o ambiente. O envio de comandos foi realizado utilizando a tecnologia Bluetooth e é capaz de movimentar o carro robô em todas as direções de acordo com os comandos do usuário. Sensores instalados no carro coletam informações do ambiente que são enviadas ao dispositivo Android. A construção bem sucedida deste carro robô mostra que é possível implementar novas funcionalidades para esse produto, bem como apoiar outros projetos relacionados a esse tema.Palavras-chave: Arduino. Android. Bluetooth. Carro robô. Robótica. Project and development of a robot car controlled by smartphone, using the platform amarinoABSTRACTThis work shows the build of a robot car controlled by mobile devices employing Android operating system and an open source prototyping board (Arduino. Motors for its movements and sensors for its environment interaction were employed. The commands are transmitted using Bluetooth technology which can move the robot car in all directions according to the user commands. Sensors installed in the car collect the environment information which is sent to the Android device. The success build of this robot car shows that new features can be possible implemented as well as to support other projects related to this research area.Keywords: Arduino. Android. Bluetooth. Robot car. Robotic.

  17. Diseño de multiplicador de 64 bits utilizando la técnica de barrido superpuesto

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    Montalvo Ramírez, Luis

    1987-01-01

    Se presenta el desarrollo del novel algoritmo de multiplicación por barrido superpuesto de 3-bits, así como también los aspectos importantes del diseño de la arquitectura, redes lógicas y layout de un multiplicador de 64-bits utilizando como caso de estudio.

  18. La resolución de problemas geométricos en Matemática utilizando la computadora

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    Osmany Guzmán-Simón

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un análisis donde se plantean los fundamentos psicopedagógicos que sustentan el desarrollo de habilidades en la resolución de problemas geométricos en la asignatura Matemática, utilizando la computadora.

  19. Avaliacao da Relacao entre a Doenca Hepatica Nao Gordurosa e CAD utilizando TCMF

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    Duran Efe

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Alguns fatores de risco para a aterosclerose são acompanhados pela doença hepática gordurosa não alcoólica (DHGNA. Desejamos usar a tomografia computadorizada multi-fatias (TCMF como a técnica para encontrar relação entre a DHGNA e a doença arterial coronariana (DAC. Objetivo: A relação entre a DHGNA e a DAC foi investigada através de TCMF. Métodos: Um total de 372 indivíduos com ou sem sintomas cardíacos, que foram submetidos à angiografia por TCMF, foram incluídos no estudo. Os pacientes foram divididos em dois grupos, de acordo com a presença da DHGNA. Os segmentos arteriais coronarianos foram avaliados visualmente via angiografia por TCMF. Com base no grau de estenose arterial coronariana, aqueles com placas ausentes ou mínimas foram considerados como normais, enquanto aqueles que apresentavam estenose de menos do que 50% e no mínimo uma placa foram considerados como portadores da doença arterial coronariana não obstrutiva (não-obsDAC. Os pacientes que apresentaram no mínimo uma placa e estenose arterial coronariana de 50% ou mais foram considerados como portadores de doença arterial coronariana obstrutiva (obsDAC. A DHGNA foi determinada de acordo com o protocolo de TCMF, utilizando a densidade hepática. Resultados: De acordo com a densidade hepática, o número de pacientes com doença hepática gordurosa não alcoólica (grupo 1 foi de 204 (149 homens, 54,8% e com fígado normal (grupos 2 foi de 168 (95 homens, 45.2%. Houve 50 (24,5% não-obsDAC e 57 (27,9% casos de obsDAC no Grupo 1, e 39 (23,2% não-obsDAC e 23 (13,7% casos de obsDAC no Grupo 2. Conclusões: O presente estudo utilizando TCMF demonstrou que a frequência da doença arterial coronariana em pacientes com NAFDL foi significativamente superior do que nos pacientes em NAFDL.

  20. Concentrações de FSH, LH, estradiol, progesterona e histamina no soro, no fluido peritoneal e no fluido folicular de mulheres com e sem endometriose FSH, LH, estradiol, progesterone, and histamine concentrations in serum, peritoneal fluid and follicular fluid of women with and without endometriosis

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    Andréa Pereira de Lima

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: relatos da literatura mostram que não há dados conclusivos sobre a associação entre a endometriose e as concentrações de hormônios envolvidos no controle da reprodução. Este estudo foi realizado para determinar as concentrações de FSH, LH, estradiol (E, progesterona (P e histamina (Hi no soro, no fluido peritoneal e no fluido folicular de mulheres com e sem endometriose. MÉTODOS: a extensão da doença foi estadiada de acordo com a American Fertility Society classification (1997. Para a coleta de soro e de fluido peritoneal foram selecionadas 28 mulheres com endometriose submetidas à laparoscopia diagnóstica (18 mulheres inférteis com endometriose I-II e dez mulheres inférteis com endometriose III-IV. Para o grupo controle, foram selecionadas 21 mulheres férteis submetidas à laparoscopia para esterilização tubárea. O fluido folicular foi obtido de 39 mulheres inférteis submetidas a fertilização in vitro (21 mulheres com endometriose e 18 mulheres sem endometriose. RESULTADOS: as concentrações de FSH e LH no soro, no fluido peritoneal e no fluido folicular não diferiram significativamente entre os grupos. As concentrações de E e P no fluido peritoneal foram significativamente mais baixas em mulheres inférteis com endometriose (E: 154,2±15,3 para estágios I-II e 89,3±9,8 ng/mL para estágios III-IV; P: 11,2±1,5 para estágios I-II e 7,6±0,8 ng/mL para estágios III-IV em comparação com mulheres controle (E: 289,1±30,1; P: 32,8±4,1 ng/mL (Testes de Kruskal-Wallis/Dunn; pPURPOSE: literature reports show that there are no conclusive data about the association between endometriosis and the concentrations of hormones involved in the control of reproduction. Thus, the present study was undertaken to determine FSH, LH, estradiol (E, progesterone (P, and histamine (Hi concentrations in serum, peritoneal fluid and follicular fluid of women with and without endometriosis. METHODS: the extent of the disease

  1. Molecular cloning of a novel, putative G protein-coupled receptor from sea anemones structurally related to members of the FSH, TSH, LH/CG receptor family from mammals

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    Nothacker, H P; Grimmelikhuijzen, C J

    1993-01-01

    hormone (FSH, TSH, LH/CG) receptor family from mammals, including a very large, extracellular N terminus (18-25% sequence identity) and a 7 transmembrane region (44-48% sequence identity). As with the mammalian glycoprotein hormone receptor genes, the sea anemone receptor gene yields transcripts which can...... be alternatively spliced, thereby yielding a shortened receptor variant only containing the large extracellular (soluble) N terminus. All this is strong evidence that the putative glycoprotein hormone receptor from sea anemones is evolutionarily related to those from mammals. This is the first report showing...

  2. Monitoramento do processo de compressão de ibuprofeno utilizando controle estatístico

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    Sara Elis Bianchi

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O Controle Estatístico de Processo (CEP é uma ferramenta bastante utilizada para auxiliar no controle da qualidade de parâmetros físicos como peso médio, dureza e friabilidade. Através das cartas de controle é possível detectar desvios dos parâmetros do processo, reduzindo a quantidade de produtos fora da especificação e, consequentemente, os custos da produção. A avaliação de trinta lotes de ibuprofeno em uma indústria farmacêutica, utilizando controle estatístico de processo, permitiu o fornecimento de informações imprescindíveis para a investigação detalhada dos pontos críticos do processo, diagnosticando as possíveis não conformidades na etapa de compressão deste fármaco. Desta maneira, podem-se propor atividades de melhoria, através da identificação e eliminação das causas especiais de variação no processo, com a finalidade de produzir comprimidos com qualidade.

  3. Comparativo das propriedades do concreto autoadensável (CAA utilizando areia fina e cinza volante

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    B. F. Tutikian

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é contribuir para a tomada de decisão sobre a definição do uso de materiais finos responsáveis pela resistência à segregação do concreto auto-adensável (CAA. Neste estudo, amostras de CAA foram dosadas com cinza volante, um material pozolânico, e areia fina, que é um material não pozolânico, utilizando o método de dosagem proposto por Tutikian & Dal Molin (2007 [1]. Foi observado que a utilização de cinza volante aumentou a resistência à compressão, principalmente nas idades mais avançadas, assim como os valores de módulo de deformação e velocidade das ondas de ultrasom. Também diminuiu a penetração de íons cloretos, para os mesmos valores de resistência em comparação com os CAA com areia fina e o custo final dos CAA com cinza volante foi inferior. Foram apresentados tanto os diagramas de dosagem como os de desempenho.

  4. Modelaje geológico y de recursos del yacimiento Pastelillo utilizando el krigeaje de indicadores

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    José Q. Cuador-Gil

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available En ocasiones la complejidad y variabilidad de un yacimiento mineral hace dificil establecer dominios geológicos homogéneos que puedan ser utilizados para aplicar control geológico a la estimación de los parámetros más relevantes. La imposibilidad de crear un modelo geológico con unidades bien definidas conduce a trabajar con poblaciones heterogéneas, lo cual degrada considerablemente la calidad de las estimaciones. Tal es el caso de Pastelillo, yacimiento de materia prima para cemento, en el que es difícil reproducir la geometría de los distintos tipos tecnológicos utilizando el método tradicional de correlación geológica. Las distintas litologías que conforman el yacimientos están completamente mezcladas tanto en el plano como en la vertical y estos frecuentes cambios faciales provocan una gran variabilidad litológica y tecnológica en el yacimiento. Teniendo en cuenta lo anterior se propone emplear un método de interpolación espacial que permita hacer estimaciones en presencia de poblaciones complejas. En el artículo se establece un modelo tecnológico y de recursos para el yacimiento Pastelillo a partir del empleo de una técnica de estimación de la geoestadística no lineal: el krigeaje de indicadores.

  5. Biossorção de azul de metileno utilizando resíduos agroindustriais

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    Andressa C. Honorato

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho avaliou a capacidade de adsorção do corante azul de metileno nos resíduos da palha de milho e da bainha do palmito pupunha in natura. A caracterização dos resíduos foi determinada utilizando-se a microscopia eletrônica de varredura e espectroscopia na região do infravermelho a qual indicou a presença de grupos carboxílicos, hidroxila e carbonila. O tempo necessário para que o sistema atingisse o equilíbrio para ambos os resíduos foi de 240 min, seguindo uma cinética descrita pelo modelo de pseudo-segunda ordem. A capacidade máxima de adsorção foi de 102,8 mg g-1 para o resíduo da palha de milho, seguindo o modelo de isoterma de Langmuir e 50,9 mg g-1 para o resíduo de palmito pupunha, sendo que o modelo que melhor se ajusta foi Freundlich. Desta forma, esses resíduos são promissores para a adsorção do corante azul de metileno em efluentes.

  6. DESARROLLO DE APIO MINIMAMENTE PROCESADO FORTIFICADO CON VITAMINA E, UTILIZANDO LA INGENIERIA DE MATRICES

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    YISELL JOHAN MARTELO CASTAÑO

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue desarrollar un producto minimamente procesado fortificado con vitamina E, a partir de apio (Apium graveolens L. var.dulce, utilizando la ingenieria de matrices como metodologia de obtencion de alimentos funcionales. Trozos de apio impregnados al vacio con dl¿¿tocoferol acetato emulsificado en una solucion isotonica al vegetal de NaCl, 1,2%, fueron evaluados en funcion del tiempo de almacenamiento y el envasado (con y sin vacio, en terminos de la cuantificacion de sus propiedades fisicoquimicas, color, textura, estabilidad de la vitamina E y caracteristicas sensoriales. Se formulo la emulsion con el objetivo de adicionar teoricamente un 73% del Valor Diario Recomendado (VDR vitamina E/100 g de apio fresco y su cuantificacion se realizo por HPLC. La respuesta a la impregnacion en la matriz fue de 12,10+-1,15%, lo cual permitio alcanzar un 112% VDR vitamina E/100g apio fresco, manteniendose este contenido durante el almacenamiento de 9 dias en ambos tipos de envasado. Los parametros fisicoquimicos del producto fueron afectados por la IV, el tiempo y el envasado, manteniendo su coloracion verdosa y presentando disminucion en la firmeza. La ingenieria de matrices constituye una metodologia efectiva para el desarrollo de apio minimamente procesado adicionado con vitamina E.

  7. UTILIZANDO O MÉTODO TODIM PARA AVALIAR AS MELHORES EMPRESAS PARA TRABALHAR

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    Renato Teixeira da Silva

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo expõe uma nova proposta de ordenação das 5 melhores empresas para trabalhar em termos de qualidade do ambiente de trabalho e qualidade na gestão de pessoas utilizando-se do método TODIM como suporte científico para tal. A ordenação inicial, proposta pela revista Você/SA Exame, utiliza como método classificador o índice de felicidade no trabalho, uma soma ponderada de índices resultantes da percepção dos funcionários, das práticas da empresa e da constatação feita por jornalistas em visitas às empresas. Este trabalho, que utiliza o método TODIM, considera esses itens como critérios de avaliação e realiza uma análise comparativa das alternativas. Ao final, é executada uma comparação entre as ordenações e uma análise de sensibilidade, analisando as especificidades de cada método de ordenação e a consistência de seus resultados.

  8. Cálculo del factor de efectividad utilizando colocación ortogonal sobre elementos finitos

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    Javier Fontalvo Alzate

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available En el presente documento se resuelve el problema del cálculo del factor de efectividad para la transferencia de masa y calor con reacción química en un pellet catalítico utilizando una técnica adecuada especialmente para números de Thiele elevados en donde la solución se restringe a una pequeña zona muy cercana a la superficie. La técnica aprovecha la rapidez de convergencia de la colocación ortogonal y la facilidad de ubicación de elementos en zonas en donde se presentan grandes gradientes del método para las diferencias finitas. La eficiencia del método está basada en la utilización del método LV para la descomposición de matrices. Se muestran comparaciones con otros métodos numéricos de solución del problema.

  9. PROPUESTA INFORMÁTICA PARA SELECCIONAR PERSONAL POR COMPETENCIAS UTILIZANDO TÉCNICAS DE INTELIGENCIA ARTIFICIAL

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    Raúl Martínez Rodríguez

    2006-12-01

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    La selección de personal por competencias es un tema muy reciente que esta cautivando a las empresas que quieren asegurarse de contar con el personal calificado y competente. Su objetivo es seleccionar al candidato más idóneo para desempeñar un cargo ocupacional específico, teniendo en cuenta su potencial y capacidad de adaptación; lo que precisa ser más coherentes y no simplistas en el tratamiento de la información que se posee. En el presente trabajo se presenta una propuesta informática para realizar esta selección utilizando técnicas de inteligencia artificial (IA, que pueden proporcionar una solución satisfactoria a un problema real de gestión de personal.

  10. MODELAGEM DE UM SISTEMA MULTIAGENTE DE APOIO À PBL UTILIZANDO A METODOLOGIA MAS-COMMONKADS+

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    Laysa Mabel de Oliveira Fontes

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available A aprendizagem baseada em problema (Problem-Based Learning - PBL é um método no qual os estudantes aprendem através da resolução de um problema que, em geral, não possui uma solução trivial e uma única solução correta. A PBL destaca o trabalho em equipe como um dos principais requisitos para o sucesso do processo de aprendizagem, ou seja, a colaboração é essencial. No entanto, a implantação de um método de ensino com base na PBL não é uma tarefa trivial. Em Ambientes Virtuais de Aprendizagem (AVAs, a complexidade de implantação deste método é ainda maior, pois o facilitador nem sempre pode detectar possíveis problemas na colaboração, nem possui todas as informações necessárias para aplicar as técnicas de aprendizagem deste método. Desta forma, este artigo apresenta o processo de modelagem de um Sistema Multiagente (SMA de apoio à PBL. O SMA proposto foi modelado utilizando a metodologia MAS-CommonKADS+, que consiste em uma extensão da metodologia MAS-CommonKADS.

  11. Resección quirúrgica de mucocele utilizando relleno siliconado

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    Adel Martínez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El mucocele es una lesión que afecta especialmente las glándulas salivales menores; se forma debido a la extravasación de saliva mucosa producto de un trauma por mordedura. Teniendo en cuenta el factor causal, el mucocele se puede clasificar como quiste de extravasación mucosa o quiste de retención mucosa. Afecta primordialmente el labio inferior y se manifiesta como un nódulo, translúcido y circunscrito con un contenido mucoso o muestra una elevación del color de la mucosa que la cubre. El tratamiento consiste en la resección quirúrgica de la lesión, que incluya las glándulas salivales menores afectadas. Se realizó la revisión de una caso clínico de paciente de 18 años de edad, que presenta mucocele profundo, el cual fue tratado con resección quirúrgica utilizando como relleno de la cavidad quística una silicona fluida, que permite mantener los reparos anatómicos y así poder realizar la remoción completa de la lesión y las glándulas afectadas.

  12. Uma Abordagem de Monitoração de Tráfego de Rede utilizando Lógica Difusa

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    Silveira, Enio Rovere; Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Dantas, M. A.R.; Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

    2005-01-01

    Neste artigo, apresentamos um trabalho de pesquisa de monitoração de tráfego de rede utilizando uma abordagem de lógica difusa. Nossa contribuição está focada na criação de um protótipo que pudesse ser avaliado em uma configuração real de produção de uma grande organização, utilizando-se de hardware e software existentes na empresa. Resultados experimentais obtidos através de estudos de casos reais no ambiente, indicam o sucesso da abordagem na melhoria da monitoração de tráfego da rede....

  13. Prediction of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome in Patients Treated with Corifollitropin alfa or rFSH in a GnRH Antagonist Protocol.

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    Georg Griesinger

    Full Text Available What is the threshold for the prediction of moderate to severe or severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS based on the number of growing follicles ≥ 11 mm and/or estradiol (E2 levels?The optimal threshold of follicles ≥11 mm on the day of hCG to identify those at risk was 19 for both moderate to severe OHSS and for severe OHSS. Estradiol (E2 levels were less prognostic of OHSS than the number of follicles ≥ 11 mm.In comparison to long gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH agonist protocols, the risk of severe OHSS is reduced by approximately 50% in a GnRH antagonist protocol for ovarian stimulation prior to in vitro fertilisation (IVF, while the two protocols provide equal chances of pregnancy per initiated cycle. Nevertheless, moderate to severe OHSS may still occur in GnRH antagonist protocols if human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG is administered to trigger final oocyte maturation, especially in high responder patients. Severe OHSS following hCG trigger may occur with an incidence of 1-2% in a relatively young (aged 18 to 36 years IVF population treated in a GnRH-antagonist protocol.From the Engage, Ensure and Trust trials, in total, 2,433 women who received hCG for oocyte maturation and for whom the number of follicles ≥ 11 mm and the level of E2 on the day of hCG administration were known were included in the analyses.The threshold for OHSS prediction of moderate and severe OHSS was assessed in women treated with corifollitropin alfa or daily recombinant follicle stimulation hormone (rFSH in a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH-antagonist protocol. Receiver operating characteristics curve analyses for moderate to severe OHSS and severe OHSS were performed on the combined dataset and the sensitivity and specificity for the optimal threshold of number of follicles ≥ 11 mm, E2 levels on the day of (hCG, and a combination of both, were determined.The optimal threshold of follicles ≥ 11 mm on the day of hCG to identify those at

  14. Evaluación de ataques UDP Flood utilizando escenarios virtuales como plataforma experimental

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    Deyci Toscano

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Los ataques por denegación de servicio (DoS tienen como propósito imposibilitar el acceso a los servicios de una organización durante un periodo indefinido; por lo general, están dirigidos a los servidores de una empresa, para que no puedan ser accedidos por usuarios autorizados. El presente trabajo se enfoca en la evaluación de ataques DoS tipo UDP Flood, utilizando como plataforma de experimentación un entorno virtual de red que permite identificar cómo actúan dichos ataques en la saturación del ancho de banda; para llevarlo a cabo se diseñó e implementó una red híbrida con segmentación WAN, LAN y DMZ que inhabilita el acceso interno y externo a un servicio Web expuesto. Las herramientas evaluadas fueron UPD Unicorn, Longcat Flooder y UDPl.pl Script de Perl; las dos primeras instaladas sobre Windows, y la última, sobre Linux. Para validar está investigación se desarrolló un mecanismo de detección y mitigación de los ataques a nivel del firewall e IDS/IPS, evitando de este modo la saturación de la red. Finalmente, se evaluó el consumo dememoria, CPUy ancho de banda durante el ataque, la detección y la evasión, con el fin de determinar cuál genera mayor impacto. Los resultados demuestran que el mecanismo detecta, controla y mitiga los ataques.

  15. Evaluación de ataques UDP Flood utilizando escenarios virtuales como plataforma experimental

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    Walter Fuertes

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Los ataques por denegación de servicio (DoS tienen como propósito imposibilitar el acceso a los servicios de una organización durante un periodo indefinido; por lo general, están dirigidos a los servidores de una empresa, para que no puedan ser accedidos por usuarios autorizados. El presente trabajo se enfoca en la evaluación de ataques DoS tipo UDP Flood, utilizando como plataforma de experimentación un entorno virtual de red que permite identificar cómo actúan dichos ataques en la saturación del ancho de banda; para llevarlo a cabo se diseñó e implementó una red híbrida con segmentación WAN, LAN y DMZ que inhabilita el acceso interno y externo a un servicio Web expuesto. Las herramientas evaluadas fueron UPD Unicorn, Longcat Flooder y UDPl.pl Script de Perl; las dos primeras instaladas sobre Windows, y la última, sobre Linux. Para validar está investigación se desarrolló un mecanismo de detección y mitigación de los ataques a nivel del firewall e IDS/IPS, evitando de este modo la saturación de la red. Finalmente, se evaluó el consumo dememoria, CPUy ancho de banda durante el ataque, la detección y la evasión, con el fin de determinar cuál genera mayor impacto. Los resultados demuestran que el mecanismo detecta, controla y mitiga los ataques. 

  16. Acceso remoto seguro a cuentas de usuario utilizando plataformas de virtualización

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    Walter Fuertes, Maritza Enríquez y Diego Veloz

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available En  las  universidades  persiste  el  problema  de  la subutilización de recursos tecnológicos; sin embargo, sesigue  incurriendo en gastos por adquisición de servidores,hardware  y  software. Frente  a  este  escenario,  en  laindustria se han venido desarrollando las tecnologías devirtualización, que ahorran energía y costos de inversiónde hardware. En  consecuencia,  el  artículo propone  elacceso remoto seguro a cuentas de usuario en un servidoruniversitario  virtualizado;  para  llevarlo  a  cabo  sediseñaron  e  implementaron  varias  topologías  deexperimentación, utilizando Virtual Box 3.1.3 y VMwareServer 2.0.2,  y  se  evaluaron diversas  tecnologías  deconexiones remotas seguras, bajo  idénticas condicionesy parámetros de  comprobación. En  cada  topología  seevaluó el rendimiento del servidor, el performance y  laseguridad  de  la  red  en  producción. Los  resultadosmuestran  la  funcionalidad  de  este  proyecto  deinvestigación  que  facilita  el  acceso  remoto  seguro deusuarios a los recursos informáticos universitarios.

  17. Productividad en una celda de manufactura flexible simulada en promodel utilizando path networks type crane

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    María Elena Bernal Loaiza

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación se centra en el diseño de una simulación del proceso de una celda de manufactura flexible (FMC de la Facultad de Ingeniería Industrial de la Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, con el propósito de medir y elegir aquella alternativa de solución que mejore en mayor grado la productividad del sistema actual utilizando los resultados que proporciona el software Promodel. Para realizar lo anterior se utilizaron etapas de la simulación como definición del sistema, formulación del modelo, identificación de variables, recolección de datos, implementación e interpretación.Como resultado, se calculó la productividad teniendo en cuenta las variables del modelo y tiempo de la simulación, al mismo tiempo se interpretó la información de cada una de las locaciones, hallando el porcentaje de utilización y total de entidades para las locaciones con capacidad unitaria; para las locaciones con mayor capacidad se encuentra información referente al porcentaje de tiempo vacío, parcialmente ocupado, lleno y no disponible respecto del tiempo disponible. A diferencia de otras simulaciones, en este diseño en la parte de redes se utilizó el tipo de red Crane, asociado a los recursos del modelo. El cual facilita el desplazamiento de los brazos robots con las piezas que circulan a través del sistema.

  18. Clasificador neuronal de fallos en rodamientos utilizando entradas basadas en transformadas wavelet packet y de Fourier

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    Víctor Gómez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se propone y se evalúa experimentalmente un método de diagnóstico de fallas en rodamientos utilizando la clasificación de patrones provenientes de las señales de las vibraciones mecánicas. El método utiliza pre-procesamientos con las transformadas de Fourier y wavelet packet para luego alimentar una red neuronal clasificadora que determina el tipo de fallo. Para evaluar las variables de entrada se realiza un análisis de varianza ANOVA comparando el efecto que tienen los factores: velocidad, carga, falla en pista externa y falla en elemento rodante sobre cada uno de los parámetros propuestos como entradas para las redes neuronales artificiales (RNA. Una vez seleccionadas las variables de entrada más adecuadas, se realiza la búsqueda del clasificador más apropiado explorando diversas configuraciones de red neuronal. Se han entrenado alrededor de 2000 RNA con el propósito de encontrar el clasificador más adecuado. Los resultados de validación muestran que para el algoritmo de entrenamiento tipo gradiente conjugado escalado (trainscg se alcanza un porcentaje de éxito en la clasificación del 88,5 %, mientras que para el algoritmo de entrenamiento de Levenberg-Marquardt (trainlm se logra un 91,8 %. Adicionalmente, se resalta que en 7 ocasiones se logró el 100 % de aciertos en la clasificación.

  19. CÓMO MEJORAR LA EFICIENCIA OPERATIVA UTILIZANDO EL TRABAJO EN EQUIPO

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    Carlos Alberto Franco

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta un modelo para aumentar la eficiencia operativa de diversas organizaciones de la economía con el fin de mejorar sus resultados financieros y por consiguiente su competitividad. Este modelo permite aprovechar los talentos de las personas que laboran en la empresa, organizándolos en equipos o grupos para que puedan identificar y aprovechar oportunidades de mejoramiento que conduzcan a un aumento significativo de la eficiencia productiva. La metodología que aquí se expone es particularmente útil para las empresas medianas y pequeñas que regularmente no cuentan con recursos ni infraestructura suficiente para introducir los cambios que CÓMO MEJORAR LA EFICIENCIA OPERATIVA UTILIZANDO EL TRABAJO EN EQUIPO CARLOS ALBERTO FRANCO Director MBA de la Universidad Icesi en convenio con la Universidad de Tulane. Ingeniero Eléctrico de la Universidad del Valle. Máster en Ingeniería de Carnegie Mellon University, Pisttsburg. Ph.D. en Ingeniería Eléctrica de USC (U.S.A. FRANCISCO VELÁSQUEZ V. Director del Programa de Administración de Empresas Plan Diurno. Ingeniero Electricista de la Universidad del Valle. Magister en Administración del Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus ciudad de México. mejoren su productividad. El modelo se puede aplicar directamente por los jefes o supervisores de cada una de las áreas de la empresa, sin necesidad de recurrir a asesorías costosas.

  20. EVALUACIÓN DE LA BIOESTIMULACION (NUTRIENTES EN SUELOS CONTAMINADOS CON HIDROCARBUROS UTILIZANDO RESPIROMETRIA

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    Erika garcia

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó el proceso de bioestimulación por nutrientes: fertilizantes inorgánicos compuestos (FIC N:P:K 28:12:7 y sales inorgánicas simples (SIS NH4NO3 y K2HPO4 en suelos contaminados con hidrocarburos utilizando respirometría. El suelo fue contaminado con lodos aceitosos a una concentración ~40,000 mgTPH/kgps. Para cuantificar el consumo de oxigeno se utilizaron dos respirómetros de medición manométrica HACH® 2173b y OXITOP® PF600 durante ensayos de trece días. Se evaluaron dos tratamientos (FIC y SIS y tres controles (abiótico, sustrato de referencia y sin nutrientes. Se analizaron parámetros físico-químicos (pH, nutrientes y TPH y microbiológicos (heterótrofos y degradadores al inicio y al final de cada ensayo. SIS y el control sin nutrientes presentaron las mayores tasas de respiración, en el equipo HACH se obtuvieron valores de: 802.28 y 850.72 mgO2kgps-1d-1 respectivamente mientras que en el OXITOP fueron de 936.65 y 502.05 mgO2kgps-1d-1, respectivamente. En ninguno de los equipos se observo un aumento significativo de los degradadores, indicando que la bioestimulación no tuvo un efecto sobre la densidad microbiana. Por otro lado FIC, presentó los recuentos y tasas de respiración más bajas (188.18 y 139.87 mgO2kgps-1d-1 en HACH y OXITOP, respectivamente, esto pudo estar correlacionado a un efecto toxico generado por la acumulación de amoniaco.

  1. Clasificación del clutter marino utilizando redes neuronales artificiales

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    Argel Gonzalez Padilla

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available La detección de radar bajo la acción del clutter marino es un problema actual. La efectividad de esta detección puede ser mejorada o aún optimizada si el comportamiento estadístico de los parámetros de las señales dispersadas por la superficie del mar (clutter marino es conocida. En el presente trabajo, la mayoría de los modelos estadísticos del clutter marino bajo diferentes condiciones es dada y se logra en un solo documento de manera sintética agrupar un gran volumen de información, difícil de encontrar, y en muchos casos, de interpretar. La mayor contribución investigativa de este trabajo es la presentación de los fundamentos de un sistema auto adaptativo  para la detección de blancos de radar, basado en el reconocimiento de diferentes distribuciones que modelan las mediciones de amplituddelclutter marino, obtenida en un intervalo de tiempo dado. Realizando una clasificación más fina al especificar el rango de valores que toman los parámetros de la distribución, para el intervalo de tiempo que se analiza. Este sistema fue simulado satisfactoriamente utilizando redes neuronales.Los resultados revelaron que se puede realizar de forma efectiva el reconocimiento de distribuciones de mediciones de amplitud del clutter marino y de los parámetros de la distribución.

  2. Comparación de la eficacia y seguridad de la terapia combinada de cardiomioplastia celular con el factor estimulante de colonias de granulocitos en pacientes con cardiopatía isquémica en dos vías de implatación Comparison of efficacy and safety of combined therapy of cellular cardiomyoplasty and granulocyte colony stimulating factor in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy in two routes of implantation

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    Juan M Senior

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio tiene como objetivo evaluar la eficacia y seguridad de la terapia combinada de cardiomioplastia celular con el factor estimulante de colonias de granulocitos en pacientes con cardiopatía isquémica, y explorar posibles diferencias entre la vía de implantación. METODOLOGÍA: se hizo un estudio de «antes y después» para datos longitudinales en el que se compararon variables ecocardiográficas y número de MET alcanzados en la prueba de esfuerzo antes, dos, seis y doce meses después del procedimiento; así mismo, se evaluaron la mortalidad y los efectos adversos de la terapia. Se exploraron diferencias en los resultados de acuerdo con la vía de implantación intracoronaria vs. epicárdica. RESULTADOS: se incluyeron dieciocho pacientes, 62,3% hombres, cuya edad promedio fue 49,4 ± 11,7 años y la fracción de eyección promedio fue 31% ± 0,04. La implantación se realizó por vía intracoronaria en doce pacientes y por vía epicárdica en seis. La mediana de fracción de eyección antes de la implantación de las células fue de 30% con un rango intercuartil de 28%-35% y la media de los MET fue de 6 con un rango intercuartil de 5-7; ambas variables, al igual que los volúmenes ventriculares de fin de diástole y sístole se incrementaron de forma significativa después del procedimiento, con tendencia a un mayor incremento de la fracción de eyección en el grupo de pacientes cuya vía de implantación fue la epicárdica en comparación con la vía intracoronaria; sin embargo, el número de pacientes en cada subgrupo impidió hacer análisis definitivos. Un paciente tuvo infección de la herida quirúrgica y tres murieron dos meses después de la implantación (uno de shock séptico y dos de shock cardiogénico. CONCLUSIÓN: en nuestro medio es factible realizar terapia combinada con cardiomioplastia celular y factor estimulante de colonias de granulocito; este es un procedimiento seguro con el que se obtiene una mejor

  3. Propagación y crecimiento inicial del abarco (Cariniana pyriformis Miers, utilizando semillas silvestres

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    Harlenson Pinilla Cespedes

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó la propagación de la especie forestal Abarco Cariniana Pyriformis Miers, con el objetivo de analizar su comportamiento en vivero utilizando semillas botánicas no mejoradas. Se utilizó un diseño completamente aleatorio con arreglo factorial compuesto por 10 factores por condición lumínica -luz y sombra- y 45 unidades experimentales. Se utilizaron diferentes combinaciones de sustratos orgánicos. Las semillas fueron sometidas a un tratamiento pre-germinativo en presencia de un testigo. Las variables evaluadas fueron porcentaje de germinación, crecimiento en altura y diámetro y porcentaje de supervivencia. La especie comenzó la germinación 13 días después de la siembra y se extendió hasta el día 27. Los resultados del proceso de germinación fueron de 60 % y 40% a plena exposición solar y bajo malla poli-sombra, respectivamente. El crecimiento en altura de las plántulas muestra al factor CF con el mejor valor 28,94 cm, bajo condiciones de luz y el factor EF, con 25,56 cm a plena exposición de sombra. Mientras el incremento en diámetro los factores DF y EF registraron valores de 1,04 cm y 0,84 cm, bajo las condiciones sol y sombra respetivamente. Las semillas de esta especie son no-fotoblásticas, es decir que para su germinación es indiferente la presencia o ausencia de luz. Las plántulas ubicadas en la condición ambiental sol registraron mejores valores promedios en las variables diámetro y altura. Por tanto, esta condición ejerce efecto positivo para el crecimiento inicial de las plántulas de Abarco C. pyriformis. 

  4. Seguimiento de la reactogenicidad de la vacuna DTP cubana, utilizando dos métodos paralelos

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    María de los Ángeles Peña Machado

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de caracterizar la reactogenicidad de la vacuna Antidiftérica-Antitetánica- Antipertusis (DTP cubana, desarrollada por el Instituto Finlay, se realizó un estudio utilizando dos métodos o fuentes de información diferentes y paralelos. La primera se obtuvo de un ensayo clínico (EC Fase IV, abierto, no controlado, en el que se incluyeron 57 lactantes. La segunda fuente de información se obtuvo de los reportes de los eventos temporalmente asociados a la vacunación (ETAV, recepcionados por la Unidad Coordinadora Nacional de Farmacovigilancia (UCNFv que incluyen a 86 lactantes que fueron atendidos por sospechas de ETAV. En el EC se aplicaron 167 dosis, los eventos adversos esperados e inesperados se observaron en un escaso número de lactantes, fueron mayoritariamente ligeros y autolimitados en el tiempo y su frecuencia de aparición se redujo en la 2da y 3ra dosis. El dolor fue el evento local más frecuente y la fiebre fue el evento general que más se presentó. No se reportaron vómitos y la anorexia, la somnolencia, y el llanto persistente aparecieron en un número limitado de sujetos vacunados.Se presentaron 12 eventos no esperados, solo en 2 de ellos se consideró que existía relación causal con la vacunación. Se reportó un evento adverso grave (niña hospitalizada por síndrome febril prolongado postvacunación, que se estudió y demostró que fue causado por una sepsis urinaria persistente provocada por una malformación vesico-ureteral. Los 86 reportes recepcionados por la UCNFv incluían un total de 141 ETAV, dentro de los síntomas locales, el eritema alcanzó un 9,30% y la induración un 5,81%, la fiebre fue un síntoma frecuente aunque no se especifica la temperatura corporal alcanzada. Aunque existen varias diferencias con relación a las condiciones en que se realiza la vigilancia de eventos adversos en un EC o en la práctica clínica habitual, los resultados aquí analizados nos confirman que la

  5. Controle de um pré-regulador com alto fator de potência utilizando microcontrolador PIC /

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    Grosse, Alexandre de Souza

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    Dissertação (Mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Estudo de controle digital em eletrônica de potência utilizando um microcontrolador especial PIC17C756 em um pré-regulador para correção ativa do fator de potência. O enfoque principal é dado no controle da malha de corrente do conversor elevador utilizado. Parte-se da caracterização do microcontrolador e seus periféricos e prossegue-se através do projeto do conversor BOOST. São apresentadas as técnicas de...

  6. Desenvolvimento de recobrimento retardante de chama em tecido de algodão utilizando bentonita sódica

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    Zottis, Ricardo

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Química Os acabamentos retardantes de chama são substâncias aplicadas nos substratos têxteis com intuito de dificultar a ignição e tornar demorada a propagação da chama, reduzindo os riscos de incêndios. Neste trabalho foi investigada a incorporação de argila no tratamento retardante de chama em tecido de algodão utilizando bentonita sódica juntamente com aditivos fo...

  7. IDENTIFICACION DEL CILINDRO NUDOSO EN IMÁGENES TC DE TROZAS PODADAS DE PINUS RADIATA UTILIZANDO REDES NEURONALES ARTIFICIALES

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    Rojas Espinoza,Gerson; Ortiz Irribarren,Oscar

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    La factibilidad de identificar el cilindro nudoso en imágenes de tomografía computarizada de rayos X (TC) de trozas podadas de pino radiata (Pinus radiata D. Don), fue evaluada utilizando un método de clasificación supervisada basado en Redes Neuronales Artificiales (RNA). El proceso de clasificación consideró también la identificación de la zona libre de defectos y nudos. Treinta trozas podadas de pino radiata fueron escaneadas en un escáner médico multi-slice de rayos X, donde las imágenes ...

  8. Obtención de un hidrolizado proteico por fermentación sumergida de plumas utilizando Bacillus spp

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    De Macedo, Manuel; Segura, Roxana; Piñero B., Judith; Coello, Nereida

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    Se obtuvo un hidrolizado proteico a partir de la fermentación sumergida de las plumas por una cepa queratinolítica de Bacillus spp designada como LPB-2. El proceso se realizó en condiciones aeróbicas, utilizando un medio salino basal (pH 7,5), suplementado con 20 g/l de plumas molidas y un fermentador de 6 L de capacidad regulado a 40° C durante 26 horas. Mediante alimentaciones semi-continuas de sustrato, efectuadas cada 12 horas, se pudo prolongar el tiempo de fermentación hasta 58 horas. A...

  9. Sorologia da hanseníase utilizando PGL-I: revisão sistemática

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    Moura,Rodrigo Scaliante de; Calado,Karla Lucena; Oliveira,Maria Leide W.; Bührer-Sékula,Samira

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    A sorologia utilizando o antígeno espécie-específico do Mycobacterium leprae, PGL-I, pode ser um marcador de carga bacteriana em pacientes com hanseníase. Estudos identificaram potencial de uso da sorologia na classificação de pacientes para fins de tratamento, monitoramento de terapia, risco de recidiva e na seleção dos contatos com maior risco de adoecer. Foi realizada uma revisão sistemática e 26 artigos foram incluídos na análise comparativa. Avaliamos os resultados do uso da sorologia PG...

  10. Comportamento de reator de leito fluidizado trifásico aeróbico utilizando diferentes materiais suporte

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    Martins, Cláudia Lavina

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Ambiental. Este trabalho apresenta estudos realizados com reator de leito fluidizado trifásico aeróbio (RLFTA), aplicado ao tratamento de esgoto sanitário, tendo como objetivo avaliar seu comportamento utilizando diferentes materiais suporte: PET, OSBG® e PVC. Foram aplicadas cargas orgânicas volumétricas (COV) de 13 a 29 Kg DQO/m3.dia e tempo de retenção hidráulica ...

  11. Estudo da degradação do metil parabeno utilizando processos Fenton, foto-Fenton e eletro-Fenton

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    Carlos Dante Gamarra Güere

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    Os disruptores endócrinos são frequentemente relatados na literatura como contaminantes de ambientes aquáticos. Por isso, os processos oxidativos avançados (POAs) têm sido estudados como alternativa para o tratamento em meio aquoso. Os POAs consistem na oxidação de compostos orgânicos por radicais hidroxilas com alto poder oxidante. Diante desses aspectos, o presente trabalho tem como principal objetivo o estudo da degradação do metil parabeno (MeP) por processos Fenton, utilizando planejame...

  12. Procedimiento para la gestión de mantenimiento utilizando herramientas de la cuarta generación

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    Aracelis Barrios; Maritza Ortiz

    2013-01-01

    El presente artículo presenta el diseño de un procedimiento para una gestión de mantenimiento sistémico, utilizando un conjunto de herramientas, que enfocan el uso de los recursos de la empresa asociados con las Personas, los Procesos y la Tecnología, orientados a mejorar la productividad, la toma de decisiones acertadas y a maximizar el rendimiento de los equipos, considerando entre otros, los factores de Confiabilidad, Mantenibilidad, Seguridad, Calidad y Medio Ambiente. El desarrollo del p...

  13. Arquitectura para balancear carga dinámica por demanda adaptativa, utilizando CORBA en JAVA-IDL

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    Jesús Chávez Esparza; Gerardo Rentería Castillo; Francisco Javier Luna Rosas

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    En este trabajo desglosaremos la elaboración de una nueva Arquitectura para balancear carga dinámica, por demanda adaptativa, utilizando CORBA en JAVA-IDL. Una arquitectura de balanceo de carga es un sistema que permite distribuir el trabajo computacional entre varias máquinas, con el objetivo de reducir el tiempo de respuesta global del sistema. A través de las pruebas se justifica el uso de la arquitectura y se definen los parámetros a considerar para obtener un óptimo desempeño, refiriéndo...

  14. Generando entornos de investigación y desarrollo utilizando redes inalámbricas de sensores (WSN)

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    Sosa, Eduardo Omar; Godoy, Diego Alberto

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    Las Redes Inalámbricas de Sensores (WSN) jugarán un papel preponderante tanto en las actividades académicas y como en el desarrollo en nuestro país. En este artículo se reportan actividades desarrolladas en dos universidades argentinas, utilizando a la tecnología WSN como disparador de actividades de investigación, desarrollo. La aplicación de ésta tecnología de última generación se enmarcan en el dominio de “Internet de las Cosas” y “Ciudades Inteligentes”. Las actividades teórico-práctic...

  15. Reconocimiento y control de calidad de engranajes utilizando técnicas algoritmicas de tratamiento digital de imagenes

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    Sotelo Valer, Freddy; Sotelo Valer, Freddy

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    La presente tesis está constituida por el desarrollo, simulación e implementación de técnicas de procesamiento digital de imágenes por visión artificial, mediante compiladora y su aplicación en el control de calidad de engranajes. EJ trabajo fundamentalmente se ha realizado en tres etapas: 1. Se desarrollaron los algoritmos para procesos puntuales necesarios en el sistema de control de calidad. 2. Los algoritmos desarrollados en la etapa inicial fueron verificados utilizando como sop...

  16. BOMBEAMENTO DE ÁGUA NO MEIO RURAL UTILIZANDO UM CARNEIRO HIDRÁLICO DE BAIXO CUSTO

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    Costa, Niedja Bezerra; Silva, Raphael Pereira; Silva, Wilson Araújo da

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    RESUMO: A recente crise da energia convencional tem ocasionado a exploração de fontes alternativas de energias para suprir usos doméstico, industrial e agrícola. O carneiro hidráulico ou aríete hidráulico é uma máquina simples que possui características geratriz e operatriz. A fonte de energia é a altura de queda d’água que, em geral, é produzida artificialmente por meio de pequena barragem. O bombeamento de água utilizando carneiro hidráulico é amplamente empregado em muitas propriedades, pr...

  17. Radiopacity of restorative materials using digital images Radiopacidade de materiais restauradores utilizando imagens digitais

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    Leda Maria Pescinini Salzedas

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    Full Text Available The radiopacity of esthetic restorative materials has been established as an important requirement, improving the radiographic diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiopacity of six restorative materials using a direct digital image system, comparing them to the dental tissues (enamel-dentin, expressed as equivalent thickness of aluminum (millimeters of aluminum. Five specimens of each material were made. Three 2-mm thick longitudinal sections were cut from an intact extracted permanent molar tooth (including enamel and dentin. An aluminum step wedge with 9 steps was used. The samples of different materials were placed on a phosphor plate together with a tooth section, aluminum step wedge and metal code letter, and were exposed using a dental x-ray unit. Five measurements of radiographic density were obtained from each image of each item assessed (restorative material, enamel, dentin, each step of the aluminum step wedge and the mean of these values was calculated. Radiopacity values were subsequently calculated as equivalents of aluminum thickness. Analysis of variance (ANOVA indicated significant differences in radiopacity values among the materials (PA radiopacidade dos materiais tem sido valorizada como importante requisito, incrementando o diagnóstico radiográfico. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar, no sistema digital Digora, as densidades radiográficas de 06 materiais restauradores comparando-os aos tecidos dentais (esmalte e dentina, expressos em milímetros de alumínio (mm Al. Foram confeccionadas 05 amostras de cada material e três cortes de um molar extraído hígido (incluindo esmalte e dentina, com 2 mm de espessura, e um penetrômetro de alumínio com 09 degraus. Sobre cada placa óptica foram colocados amostras dos diferentes materiais, um corte do dente humano, o penetrômetro e a identificação, e feita a exposição utilizando um aparelho de raios X. Foram obtidas 05 medidas de densidade radiográfica de

  18. Elaboración y caracterización estructural de fibras de tereftalato de polietileno (PET) dopadas con nanocobre (0) utilizando proceso de extrusión

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    Guzman, A.; Cárcamo, H.; León, O.

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    El presente estudio describe la elaboración y caracterización de una fibra sintética bactericida compuesta por Tereftalato de Polietileno reciclado (rPET) y nanopartículas de cobre (0), mediante un proceso de extrusión utilizando una extrusora monohusillo. Las nanopartículas empleadas fueron elaboradas utilizando radiación microondas y ultrasonido. Para la elaboración de la fibra se produce un masterbatch de rPET con polvo de cobre nanométrico empleando un solvente de alto punto de fusión (tr...

  19. Direcionadores de preferencia para nectares de uva comerciais tradicionais e "lights" utilizando regressão por minimos quadrados parciais (PLSR).

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    Leonardo Rangel Alves

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    Resumo: Este estudo objetivou Identificar direcionadores de preferência de oito amostras comerciais de néctar de uva (tradicionais e "light") utilizando metodologias estatísticas avançadas para relacionar dados de perfil sensorial, físico-químicos e aceitabilidade. Oito amostras comerciais de néctares de uva (quatro tradicionais e suas respectivas versões "light") foram analisadas. Um teste de Aceitação utilizando a escala hedônica híbrida foi realizado com 114 consumidores. Quatorze termos d...

  20. Intolerância glicêmica e o prognóstico perinatal em gestantes utilizando anti-retrovirais

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    El Beitune Patrícia

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: estudar o efeito das drogas anti-retrovirais sobre o metabolismo glicêmico em gestantes portadoras do HIV-1 e a ação dessas medicações sobre o prognóstico perinatal. MÉTODOS: estudo prospectivo realizado em 57 gestantes divididas em três grupos: grupo AZT, utilizando zidovudina (n=20; grupo TT, utilizando zidovudina+lamivudina+nelfinavir (n=25, e grupo controle, gestantes normais (n=12. Obteve-se a área sob a curva (ASC das glicemias após teste oral de tolerância à glicose com 75 g de glicose em quatro oportunidades durante a gravidez (1º=14-20 semanas, 2º=21-26 semanas, 3º=27-32 semanas e 4º=33-38 semanas. O prognóstico perinatal levou em consideração as taxas de prematuridade, restrição de crescimento intra-útero (RCIU, baixo peso ao nascer, mortalidade perinatal e transmissão vertical do HIV-1. Os dados foram analisados utilizando-se os testes não paramétricos do c², de Friedman e de Kruskal-Wallis. RESULTADOS: os valores da mediana da ASC foi de 11.685 mg/dL-2h para o grupo controle, 13.477 mg/dL-2h para o grupo AZT e 13.650 mg/dL-2h para o grupo TT (p=0,049. Não se observou efeito deletério dos anti-retrovirais sobre as taxas de prematuridade, baixo peso ao nascer, RCIU e índices de Apgar. Não houve nenhum caso de transmissão vertical do HIV-1. CONCLUSÕES: verificou-se o desenvolvimento de intolerância glicêmica em gestantes que utilizaram tratamento tríplice, não sendo observado naquelas que utilizaram apenas AZT. Não houve efeitos deletérios dos anti-retrovirais sobre o prognóstico perinatal.

  1. Procedimiento para la gestión de mantenimiento utilizando herramientas de la cuarta generación

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    Aracelis Barrios

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo presenta el diseño de un procedimiento para una gestión de mantenimiento sistémico, utilizando un conjunto de herramientas, que enfocan el uso de los recursos de la empresa asociados con las Personas, los Procesos y la Tecnología, orientados a mejorar la productividad, la toma de decisiones acertadas y a maximizar el rendimiento de los equipos, considerando entre otros, los factores de Confiabilidad, Mantenibilidad, Seguridad, Calidad y Medio Ambiente. El desarrollo del procedimiento permite utilizar de manera sistémica, la información obtenida al aplicar el mantenimiento productivo total (TPM, el análisis de modo y efectos de las fallas del mantenimiento centrado en confiabilidad (RCM, para evaluar los riesgos causados por las fallas en los equipos mediante la aplicación de la Lógica Difusa.

  2. Interfaz Gráfica Computacional para Destilación Multicomponente utilizando Métodos Cortos

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    A. Osorio Mirón; Gloria Dominguez Hernández

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo, se elaboró una interfaz gráfica que determina por medio de simulación en estado estacionario el número de platos necesarios en el proceso de destilación multicomponente, así como la composición en el flujo de destilado y fondos de una torre de destilación utilizando métodos cortos. La interfaz gráfica de usuario, se construyó en el lenguaje de programación Python 2.5, permite presentar los datos de entrada y salida para el caso de columnas de destilación operando en régimen p...

  3. Una mejora a la clasificación basada en la medida calidad de la similaridad utilizando relaciones borrosas

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    Yumilka B. Fernández-Hernández

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El aprendizaje de reglas de clasificación es un problema clásic o del aprendizaje automático. El algoritmo IRBASIR para la ind ucción de reglas de clasificación basado en relaciones de similaridad per mite descubrir conocimiento a partir de sistemas de decisión qu e contienen rasgos tanto discretos como con tinuos. El mismo ha mostrado obt ener resultados superiores a otro s algoritmos conocidos en este tema. En este artículo se proponen varias modificaciones a este algoritm o basadas en la Teoría de los Conjuntos Borrosos, debido a las ventajas que estos poseen, teniendo en cuenta la medida calidad de similarid ad. Los resultados experimentales muestran que utilizando la Te oría de los Conjuntos Borrosos se obtienen resultados estadísticamente supe riores al algor itmo original.

  4. Desenvolvimento de massas alimenticias instantaneas de arroz, pelo processo de extrusão termoplastica, utilizando farinhas quimicamente modificadas

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    Elizabeth Harumi Nabeshima

    2007-01-01

    Resumo: Esta pesquisa consistiu em apresentar uma alternativa de utilização da farinha de arroz através da modificação química (fosfatação ou acetilação), agregando-lhe valor e possibilitando ampliar sua utilização como ingrediente alimentício, especialmente na produção de massas alimentícias instantâneas sem glúten. Inicialmente a farinha de arroz foi modificada quimicamente, sendo acetilada ou fosfatada, utilizando-se anidrido acético (0,465; 1,500; 4,000; 6,500 e 7,535g/100g farinha) ou ox...

  5. Producão de goma xantana por X. Campestris ATCC 13951 utilizando soro de queijo desproteinado

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    Jenny Sobenes G.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A goma xantana é um biopolímero microbiano producido pela bactéria Xanthomonas. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a produção de goma xantana por processo fermentativo utilizando a linhagem X. campestris ATCC 13951 e como fonte de carbono: soro de queijo desproteinado suplementado com extrato de levedura e sulfato de amônia como fontes de nitrogênio; soro de queijo desproteinado suplementado só com extrato de levedura como fonte de nitrogênio e só soro de queijo desproteinado sem suplementos, tempo de fermentação de 72h para os três meios. Dos meios em análise aquele constituido apenas por soro de queijo desproteinado, atingiu o maior rendimento com valor de 58% e a melhor qualidade de goma.

  6. Early hCG addition to rFSH for ovarian stimulation in IVF provides better results and the cDNA copies of the hCG receptor may be an indicator of successful stimulation

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    Paraskevis Dimitris

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract A simple, safe and cost-effective treatment protocol in ovarian stimulation is of great importance in IVF practice, especially in the case of previous unsuccessful attempts. hCG has been used as a substitute of LH because of the degree of homology between the two hormones. The main aim of this prospective randomized study was to determine, for the first time, whether low dose hCG added to rFSH for ovarian stimulation could produce better results compared to the addition of rLH in women entering IVF-ET, especially in those women that had previous IVF failures. An additional aim was to find an indicator that would allow us to follow-up ovarian stimulation and, possibly, modify it in order to achieve a better IVF outcome; and that indicator may be the cDNA copies of the LH/hCG receptor. Group A patients (n = 58 were administered hCG and Group B rLH (n = 56 in addition to rFSH in the first days of ovarian stimulation. The number of follicles and oocytes and, most importantly, implantation and pregnancy rates were shown to be statistically significantly higher in the hCG group. This study has also determined, for the first time to our best knowledge, m-RNA for LH/hCG receptors in the lymphocytes of peripheral blood 40 h before ovum pick-up. cDNA levels of the hCG receptor after ovarian stimulation were significantly higher among women receiving hCG compared to those receiving LH. In addition, higher levels were encountered among women with pregnancy compared to those without, although this was not statistically significant due to the small number of pregnancies. It seems that hCG permits a highly effective and more stable occupancy of rLH/hCG receptors and gives more follicles and more oocytes. The determination of cDNA copies could be, in the future, a marker during ovulation induction protocols and of course a predictor for the outcome of ART in the special subgroup of patients with previous failures.

  7. Suppression of LH during ovarian stimulation: analysing threshold values and effects on ovarian response and the outcome of assisted reproduction in down-regulated women stimulated with recombinant FSH.

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    Balasch, J; Vidal, E; Peñarrubia, J; Casamitjana, R; Carmona, F; Creus, M; Fábregues, F; Vanrell, J A

    2001-08-01

    It has been recently suggested that gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist down-regulation in some normogonadotrophic women may result in profound suppression of LH concentrations, impairing adequate oestradiol synthesis and IVF and pregnancy outcome. The aims of this study, where receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was used, were: (i) to assess the usefulness of serum LH measurement on stimulation day 7 (S7) as a predictor of ovarian response, IVF outcome, implantation, and the outcome of pregnancy in patients treated with recombinant FSH under pituitary suppression; and (ii) to define the best threshold value, if any, to discriminate between women with 'low' or 'normal' LH concentrations. A total of 144 infertile women undergoing IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment were included. Seventy-two consecutive patients having a positive pregnancy test (including 58 ongoing pregnancies and 14 early pregnancy losses) were initially selected. As a control non-pregnant group, the next non-conception IVF/ICSI cycle after each conceptual cycle in our assisted reproduction programme was used. The median and range of LH values in non-conception cycles, conception cycles, ongoing pregnancies, and early pregnancy losses, clearly overlapped. ROC analysis showed that serum LH concentration on S7 was unable to discriminate between conception and non-conception cycles (AUC(ROC) = 0.52; 95% CI: 0.44 to 0.61) or ongoing pregnancy versus early pregnancy loss groups (AUC(ROC) = 0.59; 95% CI: 0.46 to 0.70). To assess further the potential impact of suppressed concentrations of circulating LH during ovarian stimulation on the outcome of IVF/ICSI treatment, the three threshold values of mid-follicular serum LH proposed in the literature (women with 'low' or 'normal' LH were applied to our study population. No significant differences were found with respect to ovarian response, IVF/ICSI outcome, implantation, and the outcome of pregnancy between 'low' and

  8. Gestión Tributaria utilizando metodología de problemas (ABP) 2. Sesión Vídeo 2/2

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    Bonet, Pilar

    2009-01-01

    Clase de Derecho Financiero y Tributario I, Grupo 4B de ADE-Derecho, 4 marzo 2009, profa. Pilar Bonet: Gestión Tributaria, utilizando metodología de problemas (ABP), 2. sesión. Facultat de Dret Universitat de ValènciaDuración: 41M

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    Bonet, Pilar

    2009-01-01

    Clase de Derecho Financiero y Tributario I, Grupo 4B de ADE-Derecho, 4 marzo 2009, profa. Pilar Bonet: Gestión Tributaria, utilizando metodología de problemas (ABP), 2. sesión. Facultat de Dret Universitat de ValènciaDuración: 1H 19M

  10. Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor does not increase the potency or efficacy of a foot-and-mouth disease virus subunit vaccine Fator estimulante de colônias de granu-lócitos e macrófagos (GM-CSF não aumenta a eficácia ou potência da vacina de subunidades da febre aftosa em suínos

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    Luizinho Caron

    2005-09-01

    utiliza como vetor um vírus defectivo para replicação, derivado do adenovírus humano tipo 5 (Ad5, o qual contém as proteínas que compõe capsídeo do vírus da febre aftosa (P1-2A e a protease 3C, protegeu completamente suínos contra o desafio de uma cepa homóloga (A12 e A24. Uma vacina com o Ad5-P1-2A+3C proveniente da cepa O1 Campos (Ad5-O1C, no entanto, somente induziu um baixo título de anticorpos neutralizantes específicos em testes de potência vacinal em suínos. O fator estimulante de colônias de granulócitos e macrófagos (GM-CSF tem sido utilizado com sucesso na formulação de vacinas para estimular a resposta imune contra inúmeras doenças, incluindo HIV, Hepatite C e B. Na tentativa de melhorar a resposta imune específica contra a febre aftosa induzida pelo Ad5-O1C, suínos foram vacinados com Ad5-O1C juntamente com Ad5-GM-CSFporcino. Entretanto nas, condições utilizadas nesse teste, o GM-CSF suíno não melhorou a resposta imune do Ad5-O1C e adversamente afetou o nível de proteção de suínos desafiados com o vírus homólogo da febre aftosa.

  11. Prospective, randomized comparison between pulsatile GnRH therapy and combined gonadotropin (FSH+LH) treatment for ovulation induction in women with hypothalamic amenorrhea and underlying polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Dubourdieu, Sophie; Fréour, Thomas; Dessolle, Lionel; Barrière, Paul

    2013-05-01

    To compare the efficacy of pulsatile GnRH therapy versus combined gonadotropins for ovulation induction in women with both hypothalamic amenorrhoea and polycystic ovarian syndrome (HA/PCOS) according to their current hypothalamic status. This single-centre, prospective, randomized study was conducted in the Nantes University Hospital, France. Thirty consecutive patients were treated for ovulation induction with either pulsatile GnRH therapy or combined gonadotropins (rFSH+rLH). Frequency of adequate ovarian response (mono- or bi-follicular) and clinical pregnancy rate were then compared between both groups. Ovarian response was similar in both groups with comparable frequency of adequate ovarian response (73% vs 60%), but the clinical pregnancy rate was significantly higher in the pulsatile GnRH therapy group than in the combined gonadotropin group (46% vs 0%). HA/PCOS is a specific subgroup of infertile women. Pulsatile GnRH therapy is an effective and safe method of ovulation induction that can be used successfully in these patients. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Paralelización del Algoritmo Expectación–Maximización Utilizando OpenCL

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    Ernesto Insua-Suárez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente, las organizaciones y empresas almacenan grandes volúmenes de datos para lograr sus propósitos. Una de las variantes para obtener información valiosa consiste en el empleo de la Minería de datos. Dentro de esta, existen diferentes tareas, una de ellas es el agrupamiento. En esta tarea los datos se agrupan según sus semejanzas entre si y diferencias con elementos de otros grupos. Dentro de los algoritmos que realizan estos agrupamientos se encuentra Expectación-Maximización, el cual presenta elevados tiempos de ejecución en la medida que aumenta el tamaño de los datos. En el presente artículo se discute acerca de la paralelización del algoritmo, utilizando técnicas de programación paralela. El diseño del algoritmo propuesto se basa en el uso de las tarjetas de procesamiento gráfico, GPU. OpenCL, lenguaje empleado para la programación en arquitecturas híbridas, permite aprovechar las arquitecturas de hardware disponibles, con lo que se logra disminuir el tiempo de ejecución de la implementación realizada. La razón principal por lo cual es posible mejorar este tiempo se debe a la cantidad de procesos paralelos que se pueden lanzar en hilos de procesamientos independientes. Para el logro de los resultados descritos se integran conocimientos del campo de la Minería de datos y la Computación Paralela y Distribuida. Como parte de esta investigación, se realizó una implementación del algoritmo utilizando las bibliotecas de OpenCL, para disminuir su tiempo de ejecución. La implementación logra disminuir en un 82% la implementación secuencial. Esto significa que el algoritmo paralelo se ejecuta 5,5 veces más rápido que su correspondiente implementación secuencial.

  13. Análise Regional para Implantação de Aterro Sanitário Utilizando Software Livre

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    Carina Barbosa Colman

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Áreas com aptidão para implantação de aterro sanitário na região Sul do Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul, foram identificadas por meio de Sistemas de Informações Geográficas (SIG utilizando análise multicritério. Atribuíram-se pesos diferenciados para a determinação de áreas consideradas com ou sem restrição para instalação do referido aterro. As classes mais propícias para a instalação do aterro apresentam as maiores áreas (220.800 hectares, representando 78% da área de estudo, nos municípios de Tacuru e Iguatemi. As classes com maior restrição apresentaram-se pouco representativas na área estudada, cabendo ao município de Coronel Sapucaia, o maior quantitativo com cerca de 47 hectares. Fez-se aqui uma primeira aproximação desse tipo de estudo, pois a inclusão de outras variáveis de ordem socioambiental (opinião dos moradores locais,e normas como o Código Florestal e Zoneamento Ecológico Econômico, pode implicar em mais restrições e potencialidades para a localização desse tipo de empreendimento.

  14. Práticas experimentais no ensino de física nuclear utilizando material de baixo custo

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    Cleber Adelar Boff

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Uma das dificuldades para o Ensino de Física Moderna é a pouca difusão da experimentação, principalmente para o ensino de Física Nuclear, seja no Ensino Médio ou no Superior.  As atividades sugeridas na literatura geralmente simbolizam o fenômeno real através de simulações. Isso acontece, pois as práticas experimentais, geralmente, envolvem algum tipo de detector de radiação de custo elevado e uma fonte de radiação ionizante que requer cuidados especiais de manuseio e armazenagem, sendo sujeita a regulamentação altamente burocrática no Brasil. O presente trabalho supera estas dificuldades e propõe duas práticas de Física Nuclear experimental utilizando uma câmara de ionização de baixo custo: a medida de filhos do Radônio-222 coletados do ar de ambientes fechados, e a medida do alcance de partículas alfa emitidas pelos filhos do Tório-232 presentes em camisinhas de lampião. O artigo mostra os procedimentos experimentais e os resultados esperados, indicando que as práticas podem servir de suporte para aulas de Física Nuclear.

  15. CARACTERIZAÇÃO DA VARIABILIDADE GENÉTICA EM COUVE-MANTEIGA UTILIZANDO ISOENZIMAS E RAPD

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    SAWAZAKI HAIKO ENOK

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se a variabilidade genética em couve (Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala D.C. tipo manteiga por intermédio do polimorfismo enzimático em gel de poliacrilamida e do polimorfismo de DNA, denominado RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA, com base na amplificação de segmentos de DNA ao acaso. Avaliaram-se quinze clones de couve-manteiga do Banco Ativo de Germoplasma do Instituto Agronômico (IAC, utilizando-se extratos de folhas para análise de isoenzimas e marcador RAPD com os "primers" dos kits A e B da Operon Technologies. Entre as isoenzimas estudadas, as mais polimórficas foram as fosfoglucomutase (PGM, peroxidase (PRX e esterase (EST, tendo o sistema PGM realizado a melhor caracterização. Verificou-se a ocorrência de variabilidade genética por meio de isoenzimas e RAPD, porém não foi observada a similaridade entre os dendrogramas obtidos por ambos os tipos de marcadores, sugerindo que as isoenzimas forneceram menos informação sobre o genoma. A maior eficácia do RAPD foi devida à possibilidade de processar maior número de análises, evidenciando mais detalhes sobre o genoma.

  16. Enfriamiento de café pergamino seco a granel utilizando aireación mecánica controlada

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    Julio E. Ospina M.

    1992-05-01

    Full Text Available Con el fin de garantizar que el café almacenado a granel conserve su calidad durante el tiempo necesario de almacenamiento, se estudió el enfriamiento del café pergamino seco en silos experimentales de dimensiones: 0.5m x 0.5m y 2.8 m de altura, utilizando aire enfriado mecánicamente. Los rangos estudiados fueron: temperatura de 10 a 220C humedad relativa de 66 a 98%y contenido de humedad del grano de 8 a 13.57% b.h. Durante la etapa de almacenamiento se evaluó la variación de la calidad del café según los criterios de coloración de la almendra, población de microorganismos y prueba de taza; paralelamente se dejaron muestras almacenadas en sacosa las condiciones de Chinchiná, como muestra testigo buscando determinar la bondad del almacenamiento a granel, también se dejó un silo sin aireación para determinar el efecto de la aireación controlada en la calidad del café.

  17. Proyección de cifras de producción de café colombiano utilizando cadenas de Markov

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    Yenny Londoño Salazar

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El café es considerado el producto agrícola más importante en Colombia, además de ser un gran símbolo en su carta de presentación; sin embargo, el peso relativo de la caficultura aportado al PIB ha disminuido notablemente en los últimos años, reflejado en un descenso en la producción de sacos de café, situación que afecta directamente la cantidad exportada, dando lugar a una pérdida significativa de participación en el mercado mundial de este producto. En este artículo se presenta un estudio sobre el modelamiento matemático del número de sacos de 60 kg de café exportados, aplicando cadenas de Markov discretas en el estado y continuas en el tiempo, utilizando los datos históricos de producción de café para los meses comprendidos entre enero de 2010 y octubre de 2012. Los resultados obtenidos mediante esta técnica matemática muestran que las metas propuestas por el Comité de Cafeteros no se cumplirán si no hay una intervención eficiente en este mercado.

  18. CARACTERÍSTICAS MORFOLÓGICAS E VARIABILIDADE GENÉTICA DE ARATICUM UTILIZANDO MARCADORES RAPD E MICROSSATÉLITES

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    MARCELA VERSIANI VENÂNCIO PIRES

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Neste trabalho, objetivou-se avaliar a variabilidade genética da coleção de trabalho de acessos de araticum da Embrapa Cerrados e outros materiais próximos ao Distrito Federal, utilizando marcadores moleculares RAPD, microssatélites e análise de características morfológicas. Folhas de 18 acessos de araticum foram coletadas e utilizadas para a extração das amostras de DNA genômico, as quais foram amplificadas para obtenção de marcadores moleculares RAPD e microssatélites. Na análise morfológica, foram avaliadas 23 características dos acessos de araticum. As dissimilaridades genéticas entre os 18 genótipos de araticum evidenciaram a variabilidade genética dos acessos e as análises de agrupamento levaram à formação de três grupos de similaridade. Verificaram-se coeficientes de dissimilaridades genéticas baixos entre os materiais oriundos da Embrapa Cerrados e altos entre os outros materiais. Esses acessos são importantes fontes de variabilidade para o enriquecimento da atual coleção de trabalho da Embrapa Cerrados e para futuros estudos de caracterização morfológica e agronômica.

  19. Avaliação de oxigenadores de sangue utilizando principios de transferencia de massa e tecnica de perda de carga

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    Luis Melchert Faber Schmutzler

    2004-01-01

    Resumo: Oxigenadores de sangue tipo de membrana são construídos para trocarem gases de respiração através de uma área de contato, a sua chamada área de troca. Devido a características do processo de fabricação, esta área pode softer variações. Neste trabalho procurou-se desenvolver métodos de avaliação da variação desta área, por meio da medição da transferência de massa e da perda de carga. A técnica utilizando transferência de massa gerou dois métodos de avaliação, um utilizando como fase l...

  20. OBTENCIÓN DE DEXTRANO Y FRUCTOSA, UTILIZANDO RESIDUOS AGROINDUSTRIALES CON LA CEPA Leuconostoc mesenteroides NRRL B512-F

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    Olga Viviana Rodríguez

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Debido al gran potencial biotecnológico que presentan los residuos agroindustriales, se desarrolló el presente trabajo para la obtención de oligosacáridos, utilizando como materia prima residuos de cascaras de naranja, piña y cachaza de caña panelera, a escala de laboratorio. Por medio de un diseño experimental se evaluó la concentración y tipo de sustrato y la temperatura del proceso con tres niveles, para lograr la mayor producción. El desarrollo experimental se llevó a cabo con un volumen de 100 mL y 250 mL. En la etapa final se obtuvo como resultado una producción de 3,4 g/L de dextrano y 5,04 g/L de fructosa, utilizando como sustrato cascaras de naranja con estas condiciones: temperatura de 30 °C y concentración de sustrato de 20 g/L; durante el proceso se midieron el consumo de sustrato y la concentración de biomasa y productos. Se observó el desarrollo del microorganismo con los sustratos empleados en la experimentación, sin adición de nutrientes, con una adaptación favorable a éstos. Finalmente, se realizó una caracterización preliminar del polímero obtenido, con lo que se concluyó que puede obtenerse dextrano de grado técnico para su uso como espesante en la industria de alimentos y en el área de tratamiento de aguas residuales como floculante.Due to biotechnological potential that presents the agro-industrial remainders, the present work was developed about obtaining oligosaccharides using like raw material remainders of orange peels, pineapple peels, and panelera cane slowness, at level laboratory. An experimental design was used to evaluate type and concentration of substrate and process temperature at three levels, accordingly the greatest amount of dextran and fructose produced. All volumes worked were 100 mL and 250 mL. In the final phase, the result was a production of dextran 3.4 g/L and fructose 5.04 g/L, using orange peels as substrate, temperature at 30 °C and concentration of substrate of 20 g

  1. Estudios de sistemas de cuerpos utilizando técnicas de procesamiento de imágenes

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    Dadamia, Danilo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En el siguiente trabajo se expone una innovación tecnológica, con respecto a las prácticas tradicionales de laboratorio, para el estudio del movimiento de cuerpos en interacción. Se analizan, a través de diferentes técnicas de procesamiento, la superposición de series temporales de imágenes consecutivas. Con el programa desarrollado se facilita el estudio de dichos movimientos. En el marco de la investigación y desarrollo, se describe la propuesta didáctica de una actividad pautada de laboratorio donde se integra la modalidad presencial, la utilización de nuevas tecnologías y el entorno de una plataforma de e-learning. El trabajo que se plantea a los estudiantes es el análisis cualitativo del movimiento, el estudio cuantitativo a partir de mediciones obtenidas utilizando la filmación desde una cámara fotográfica, y la comparación de predicciones teóricas con dichas mediciones. Para integrar la utilización de las nuevas tecnologías en el laboratorio con la modalidad blearning se proponen actividades complementarias como la discusión en un foro. Se describe el contexto, el diseño de la experiencia, y se analizan resultados obtenidos con el desarrollo de la práctica en dos cursos de la asignatura Física I en la Facultad de Ingeniería (UBA.

  2. Control del Nivel de Pulpa en un Circuito de Flotación Utilizando una Estrategia de Control Predictivo

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    Cristián Troncoso G.

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Este trabajo presenta el diseño y resultados de la implementación de una estrategia de control predictivo para el control del nivel de pulpa de un circuito de flotación primario de una minera ubicada en la tercera región de Chile, el cual está compuesto por cinco bancos de flotación. La estrategia considera una representación de estados que modela el nivel de cada banco (utilizando un modelo de múltiples entradas y una salida, el que es obtenido mediante un procedimiento de identificación de sistemas y utiliza un filtro de Kalman como estimador de estados. Para resolver el problema de optimización que calcula la acción de control a aplicar se utiliza un optimizador basado en algoritmos genéticos. Se presentan los resultados de la estrategia de control propuesta mediante datos experimentales. Abstract: This work presents the design and implementation results of a model predictive control strategy used to control the pulp level of a Rougher flotation circuit in a mine located in the third region of Chile, which is composed by five flotation banks. The strategy considers a state space representation to model the pulp level of each bank (with a multiple input - single output model, which is obtained by a system identification procedure and uses a Kalman filter as a state estimator. To solve the optimization problem that calculates the control law, a genetic algorithm based optimization tool is used. Experimental data is used to show the results of the proposed control strategy. Palabras clave: Control predictivo basado en modelo, Identificación de sistemas y estimación de parámetros, Filtro de Kalman, Rechazo a perturbaciones, Minería, metalurgia, metales y materiales, Keywords: Model predictive control, System identification and parameter estimation, Kalman filter, Disturbance rejection, Mining, metalurgy, metals and materials

  3. Cinemática inversa de robot serial utilizando algoritmo genético basado en MCDS

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    Juan Jairo Vaca González

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Los robots manipuladores seriales son herramientas eficaces para realizar tareas repetitivas y de precisión en la industria, siempre que se comprenda la cinemática involucrada en el posicionamiento y orientación del efector final. Este artículo presenta una metodología para resolver el problema cinemático inverso de un robot serial (Melfa RV-2A utilizando un algoritmo genético (AG a partir del modelo cinemático directo Screws (MCDS. Para esto, se obtienen los parámetros Screw que modelan el robot, se calcula el espacio de trabajo asociado y se diseña el AG contemplando una función multi-objetivo de alcance de posición y orientación en que se sitúa el efector final, con respecto a una coordenada y orientación de un punto objetivo establecido. La validación del AG se realiza según la aptitud, el tiempo de convergencia y la cantidad de generaciones usadas por la función para alcanzar el objetivo. Por tanto, la implementación de un AG basado en un MCDS es una herramienta prometedora que podría utilizarse para calcular la cinemática inversa de robots seriales. Esta novedosa implementación permite establecer por primera vez la exposición matricial de un sistema cinemático directo para obtener la solución cinemática inversa de un robot serial. En consecuencia, se demuestra que esta es una metodología factible y eficiente para solucionar la cinemática inversa de cualquier tipo de robot manipulador.

  4. Remoção de nitrato da água utilizando bagaço de caju quimicamente modificado

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    Raimundo Renato Melo Neto

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O ânion nitrato (NO-3, devido sua alta solubilidade em água, é um contaminante de difícil remoção. Os métodos atualmente empregados para tratamento de água contaminada por nitrato possuem um elevado custo e não são muito eficientes, já que em alguns casos são gerados resíduos mais tóxicos que o próprio nitrato. Tecnologias contemporâneas empregadas para tratamento de efluentes aquosos têm seus mecanismos baseados no fenômeno de adsorção, em que um sólido poroso é capaz de adsorver determinadas substâncias, quando estas estão em contato. Estas tecnologias são economicamente rentáveis quando são empregados rejeitos agrícolas como adsorventes. Baseado no exposto este trabalho tem como objetivo avaliar a eficiência de remoção de nitrato de água, utilizando bagaço de caju quimicamente modificado. Os estudos foram realizados em batelada. Os ensaios de adsorção evidenciaram que o tratamento do bagaço de caju com NaOH 0,1 mol.L-1  alcançou uma eficiência de remoção de 96%, enquanto que o bagaço sem tratamento obteve remoção de 22%. O mecanismo de adsorção modelou-se a uma cinética de pseudo-segunda ordem e foi mais bem correlacionado com a isoterma de Freundlich.  

  5. Correção de dados agrometeorológicos utilizando métodos estatísticos

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    Ricardo Kazuo Baba

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A análise de dados climáticos fornece suporte para a previsão de fenômenos, para a avaliação de dados históricos e para a tomada de decisões, em especial na área agrícola. Garantir a sua qualidade é fundamental. O processo de coleta dos dados, através das estações meteorológicas, pode apresentar problemas, onde inconsistências podem ocorrer. Este artigo apresenta uma abordagem para solução do problema, utilizando técnicas estatísticas e geoestatísticas, na identificação de dados inconsistentes e na estimativa de dados a serem corrigidos ou preenchidos. A implementação destas técnicas, em um banco de dados espacial, apresentou-se como um facilitador na identificação e no preenchimento de dados. Para avaliação destas técnicas foram utilizados dados de temperatura coletadas por estações meteorológicas localizadas no Estado do Paraná. Como resultado, as técnicas de identificação de erros mostraram-se adequadas na consistência de erros básicos e históricos. A validação espacial apresentou baixo desempenho por superestimar a quantidade de dados incorretos. As técnicas utilizadas na estimativa dos dados, Krigagem, Inverso da Distância e Regressão Linear, apresentaram desempenho semelhantes com relação à análise dos erros.

  6. EVALUACIÓN DE ABONOS ORGÁNICOS UTILIZANDO COMO INDICADORES PLANTAS DE LECHUGA Y REPOLLO EN POPAYAN, CAUCA

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    JUAN MANUEL MUÑOZ C

    Full Text Available Este estudio tuvo por objeto de evaluar abonos orgánicos provenientes de residuos de cosecha y plazas de mercado de Popayán, utilizando plantas de repollo y lechuga. Se recolectaron residuos de fincas de café y plazas de mercados de Popayán, se elaboraron pilas de compost separadamente y se analizó cada compost para determinar contenido de nutrientes. Se aplicó compost en dos etapas de cultivo como fertilizante. Se utilizó un diseño completamente al azar con tres tratamientos y tres repeticiones, T0: Testigo, sin abono; T1: compost elaborado de pulpa de café, troncho de plátano y gallinaza y T2: compost elaborado con residuos de plazas de mercado. Las pruebas físico-químicas del compost cumplieron la norma NTC 5167 y la diferencia radicó en que T1 es fuente de K y P y T2 de N; la aplicación del compost al suelo mejoró pH, M.O y CIC; la ganancia promedio en peso para los cultivos supero el 300%; los análisis microbiológicos cumplieron los parámetros de INVIMA de control y vigilancia de calidad de productos alimenticios. Se concluyó que los materiales utilizados para producción de compost influyen en las propiedades físico-químicas del abono orgánico y los compostajes cumplieron con 15 parámetros de la norma NTC 5167.

  7. Degradação de poliolefinas utilizando catalisadores zeolíticos Degradation of polyolefins using zeolitic catalysts

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    Maria Letícia M. Valle

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi estudada a degradação de alguns dos principais constituintes dos rejeitos plásticos (polietileno de alta densidade (HDPE, polietileno de baixa densidade (LDPE e polipropileno (PP, empregando-se um catalisador exausto de unidades de craqueamento de fluidos (FCC e um catalisador zeolítico (ADZ3 sintetizado em laboratório. Utilizando técnicas de termogravimetria (TG-DTG e cromatografia gasosa (CG, foi possível avaliar os produtos gerados no craqueamento destas poliolefinas. Na degradação catalítica de poliolefinas com catalisadores zeolíticos, verificou-se a obtenção preferencial de gasolina, GLP e diesel, produtos importantes na matriz energética brasileira. O catalisador de FCC exausto foi mais seletivo para a produção de gasolina e GLP, enquanto que a produção de diesel foi mais favorecida com o catalisador ADZ3.In this work the degradation of some of the main plastics responsible for waste, viz. high density polyethylene (HDPE, low density polyethylene (LDPE and polypropylene (PP, was studied using a spent FCC catalyst (fluid cracking catalyst and a zeolitic catalyst (ADZ3 synthesized in laboratory. Using thermogravimetry (TG-DTG and gas chromatography (GC techniques, it was possible to evaluate the products from these polyolefins cracking. The catalytic degradation of polyolefins led to a preferential production of LPG, diesel and gasoline, which are important products of the Brazilian energetic matrix. The spent FCC catalyst was more selective for production of LPG and gasoline, whereas the diesel production was more favored with the ADZ3 catalyst.

  8. Enhanced Near-cloak by FSH Lining

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    Liu, Hongyu; Sun, Hongpeng

    2011-01-01

    We consider regularized approximate cloaking for the Helmholtz equation. Various cloaking schemes have been recently proposed and extensively investigated. The existing cloaking schemes in literature are (optimally) within $|\\ln\\rho|^{-1}$ in 2D and $\\rho$ in 3D of the perfect cloaking, where $\\rho$ denotes the regularization parameter. In this work, we develop a cloaking scheme with a well-designed lossy layer right outside the cloaked region that can produce significantly enhanced near-cloa...

  9. FSH (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone) Test

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    ... for Teens (Ages 13-18) Screening Tests for Young Adults (Ages 19-29) Screening Tests for Adults (Ages 30- ... what is expected for a youth within this age range. Some of the causes for delayed puberty can ...

  10. PASTAS ESTIMULANTES EM SISTEMAS DE RESINAGEM DE Pinus elliottii var. elliottii

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    André Luiz Marretto Fusatto

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The use of stimulating pastes aims to increase the rate of resin flow and its time of duration. In the Forest Experiment Station of Itatinga, São Paulo state, 159 trees of Pinus elliottii var. elliottii were were submitted to the treatments with 5 stimulant pastes, (Red Alchem, Paste with Ethephon Planebrás, Black Resin Brazil, Red Eldorado and Test Paste (Paraquat + Ethephon that was compared to the Control (Black Planebrás. Biweekly chipping and collects every three months were accomplished (from the result of 5 grooves, being determined the resin weight during 2.5 years. The application of stimulating pastes with ethephon did not show significant advantage about application of pastes without ethephon. The stimulant pastes applied were different in the weightings performed. In the treatments applied, the percentage of pitch ranged from 71.33% to 76.56% and the turpentine ranged from 10.37% to 13.78%. The yield of alpha-pinene ranged from 37.70% to 53.31%, and of beta-pinene from 34.34% to 50.41%.

  11. Telecolaboración. Una forma estimulante de practicar la interacción a distancia

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    Ysabel Olmo García

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available «In language learning contexts, telecollaboration is generally understood to be Internet-based intercultural exchange between people of different cultural/national backgrounds, set up in an institutional context with the aim of developing both language skills and intercultural communicative competence through structured tasks», según afirman Guth y Helm (2010. La telecolaboración propone modelos tradicionalmente bilingües y entre aprendices de dos culturas diferentes pero cabe también en este concepto el intercambio monolingüe que puede establecerse entre aprendices que adoptan una lengua franca. En nuestro caso hemos promovido el intercambio entre estudiantes universitarios italianos que estudian español y estudiantes de otras universidades europeas que también estudian español, adoptando como lengua franca la lengua meta de ambos grupos. El objetivo de estos encuentros ha sido fundamentalmente el desarrollo de la destreza oral, la práctica de la interacción y, con la ayuda de grabaciones, la sucesiva reflexión sobre la práctica efectuada.

  12. Long-term follow-up of laparoscopic electrocautery of the ovaries versus ovulation induction with recombinant FSH in clomiphene citrate-resistant women with polycystic ovary syndrome: an economic evaluation.

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    Nahuis, M J; Oude Lohuis, E; Kose, N; Bayram, N; Hompes, P; Oosterhuis, G J E; Kaaijk, E M; Cohlen, B J; Bossuyt, P P M; van der Veen, F; Mol, B W; van Wely, M

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    -€12 549) for the electrocautery group and €14 423 (95% CI: €12 239-€16 606) for the recombinant FSH group, resulting in significantly lower costs (P ovaries results in significantly lower costs per live birth than ovulation induction with gonadotrophins for an at least equal effectiveness.

  13. Producción de Biogás a Nivel Laboratorio Utilizando Estiércol de Cabras Producción de Biogás a Nivel Laboratorio Utilizando Estiércol de Cabras

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    Rosalía Hernández Cantero

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Se aplicó el proceso de digestión anaerobia para la obtención de biogás a partir de estiércol de cabras. Para ello se implementaron dos tipos de experimentos: El primero se efectuó mediante dos lotes utilizando matraces kitazato de cristal con una capacidad de 1 litro como depósito de la mezcla agua-excremento. Los matraces kitazato se introdujeron dentro de una tina con agua calentada por una resistencia eléctrica para mantener la temperatura adecuada para el crecimiento de las bacterias metanogénicas. El objetivo de esta experimentación fue determinar la producción diaria de biogás al utilizar estiércol de cabras. El segundo se efectuó mediante un biodigestor a escala de laboratorio. Para ello se procedió primero a pesar las bolitas de estiércol de cabras. En seguida se pasaron a un recipiente en donde se les agregó agua. Luego se procedió a deshacer las bolitas hasta alcanzar una mezcla homogénea y en estas condiciones cargar el biodigestor. Elobjetivo de esta experimentación fue determinar la cantidad de metano del biogás mediante análisis cromatográfico.The anaerobic digestion process was applied in order to get biogas from goat’s manure. Two experiments were implemented. The first one was carried out by means of two lots, using matraces kitazatos of crystal with a capacity of 1 liter, as deposit of the mixture water - excrement. The kitazatos were put inside a tub with water warmed by an electrical resistance in order to supply the adapted temperature for the growth of the methanogenic bacteriums. The aim of this experimentation was to determine the daily production of biogas when goats’ manure is used. The second one was carried out by means of a biodigestor at laboratory scale. The small balls of goats’ manure were weighted and immediately were passed to a container where water was added. Then, these were dissolved in order to obtain a homogeneous mixture that could be loaded into the biodigestor. The aim of

  14. Utilizando a Maquinaria Celular

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    Fernanda Serpa Cardoso

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available The cell machinery, especially its molecular biology, is a subject of difficult comprehension and visualization due to its broadness and complexity. In face of this difficulty, the development of new teaching approaches that go beyond the traditional  lectures  and  textbooks  is  needed  to  deal  with  this  issue.  Educational  games  are  an  alternative  for  the teaching and learning processes, working as a tool that makes the comprehension of the subject contents easier and more enjoyable, at the same time it stimulates student's thinking, competition and cooperative work. To facilitate the teaching of Molecular Biology, a game called "Using the Molecular Biology" has been proposed. For its development, a data bank with 48 questions and answers was created based on College textbooks and web sites dealing with this issue.  The  game  uses  the  lymphocyte  B  as  a  cell  model  to  approach  the  processes  of  DNA  replication  and transcription,  and  RNA  translation,  which  are  involved in  the  synthesis  of antibodies. The  game  has  been  originally conceived as a complement for laboratory classes in the undergraduate medical courses at the Universidade Federal Fluminense.  However,  to  broaden  the  use  of  "Using  the  Molecular  Biology"  to  the  High  School,  a  survey  form  was elaborated  and  handed  out  to  nine  teachers  from  private  and  public  schools.  This  form  allowed  us  to  classify  the game  questions  into  three  difficulty  levels  for  teachers  and  students,  according  with  teacher's  opinion:  easy, intermediate, and difficult. This material has been offered to the schools registered in the "The future in the schools" Project, where  it was tested  and used  as  an educational  tool  complementary to the traditional  Biology  classes. The student's receptivity to and the efficacy of this support material have been evaluated.

  15. Comparison of the effects of pretreatment with Veramix sponge (medroxyprogesterone acetate) or CIDR (natural progesterone) in combination with an injection of estradiol-17β on ovarian activity, endocrine profiles, and embryo yields in cyclic ewes superovulated in the multiple-dose Folltropin-V (porcine FSH) regimen.

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    Bartlewski, Pawel M; Seaton, Patricia; Szpila, Patrycja; Oliveira, Maria E F; Murawski, Maciej; Schwarz, Tomasz; Kridli, Rami T; Zieba, Dorota A

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    Follicular wave status at the beginning of exogenous FSH administration is an important contributor to variability in superovulatory responses in ruminants. Studies in ewes have shown a decrease in the number of ovulations when superovulation is initiated in the presence of ostensibly ovulatory-sized ovarian follicles. Hormonal ablation of large antral follicles with the progestin-estradiol (E2-17β) treatment significantly reduces this variability in superovulated anestrous ewes, but the effects of the treatment in cycling ewes have not yet been assessed. Sixteen Rideau Arcott × Polled Dorset ewes (November-December) received either medroxyprogesterone acetate (MAP)-releasing intravaginal sponges (60 mg) or controlled internal drug release (CIDR) devices (containing 300 mg of natural progesterone) for 14 days (Days 0-14), with a single intramuscular injection of 350 μg of E2-17β on Day 6. The superovulatory treatment consisted of six injections of porcine FSH (Folltropin-V) given twice daily, followed by a bolus GnRH injection (50 μg intramuscular) on Day 15. There were no differences (P ewes. In both subsets of animals, the next follicular wave emerged ∼2.5 days after an E2-17β injection (P > 0.05). A decline in maximum follicle size after an E2-17β injection was more abrupt in CIDR- compared with MAP-treated animals, and the ewes pretreated with exogenous progesterone had significantly more 3-mm follicles at the start of the superovulatory treatment. The metabolic clearance rate of exogenous E2-17β appeared to be greater in MAP-treated ewes, but circulating concentrations of porcine FSH failed to increase significantly after each Folltropin-V injection in CIDR-treated animals. The CIDR-treated ewes exceeded (P ewes receiving E2-17β before ovarian superstimulation, there were no differences in superovulatory responses. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. PROPAGACIÓN DE Tabebuia Donnell-Smithii Rose (GUAYACÁN BLANCO UTILIZANDO HORMONAS DE ENRAIZAMIENTO

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    Mercedes Susana Carranza Patiño

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    Full Text Available Resumen La amplia distribución y abundancia natural de Tabebuia donnell-smithii (guayacán blanco se ha visto reducida por la tala excesiva de los árboles, lo que ha ocasionado la desaparición de genotipos valiosos así como disminución de las poblaciones naturales, existiendo además carencia de alternativas de producción de plantas a gran escala. Se hace por tanto necesario orientar la investigación a establecer una técnica para la propagación vegetativa de guayacán blanco utilizando fitorreguladores. La metodología se basó en el uso de las hormonas de enraizamiento ácido naftalenacético (ANA y ácido indolbutírico (AIB, en concentraciones de 0, 1,500 y 2,000 mg kg-1 en sustratos turba y arena. Las yemas apicales fueron colocadas en una cámara húmeda en condiciones de invernadero. Se aplicó un Diseño Completamente al Azar (DCA en un arreglo factorial 2 sustratos x 3 dosis de hormona ANA x 3 dosis de hormona AIB, con cuatro repeticiones y cuatro unidades de observación. A los 45 días se evaluó el porcentaje de sobrevivencia y el enraizamiento, el número de raíces, la longitud de la raíz mayor, el número de brotes, la longitud de brotes, y el vigor. Los resultados no mostraron diferencias significativas entre los distintos tratamientos para todas las variables, sin embargo para el efecto simple e interacciones se observó diferencias para las variables evaluadas, siendo el mejor sustrato turba y las concentraciones óptimas de auxinas de 0 a 1,500 mg Kg-1. Se concluye que el guayacán blanco es una especie de fácil enraizamiento, ya que con y sin la aplicación de hormonas enraizadoras en el sustrato turba y arena se logró la obtención de clones, disminuyendo el tiempo de obtención de nuevas plantas.

  17. Detecção de Brucella abortus em tecidos bovinos utilizando ensaios de PCR e qPCR¹

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    Marrielen A.B. Caitano

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se no presente estudo avaliar as técnicas reação em cadeia da polimerase (PCR e PCR em Tempo Real (qPCR para detectar Brucella abortus, a partir de tecidos bovinos com lesões sugestivas de brucelose. Para isto, 21 fragmentos de tecidos bovinos coletados em abatedouros de Mato Grosso do Sul foram processados e submetidos ao cultivo microbiológico e extração do DNA genômico para realização das reações de PCR e qPCR. No cultivo microbiológico, oito amostras apresentaram crescimento bacteriano e cinco foram confirmadas como B. abortus por PCR. Diretamente das amostras de tecido, DNA do gênero Brucella (oligonucleotídeos IS711 foi detectado em 13 (61,9% amostras de tecido e 17 (81% amostras de homogeneizado. Já com os oligonucleotídeos espécie-específicos BruAb2_0168F e BruAb2_0168R, 14 (66% amostras de tecido e 18 (85,7% amostras de homogeneizado foram amplificadas. Seis amostras positivas na PCR espécie-específica foram sequenciadas e o best hit na análise BLASTn foi B. abortus. Na qPCR, 21 (100% amostras de tecidos e 19 (90,5% amostras de homogeneizado foram positivas para B. abortus. Dez amostras de DNA de sangue bovino de rebanho certificado livre foram utilizadas como controle negativo nas análises de PCR e qPCR utilizando-se os oligonucleotídeos BruAb2_0168F e BruAb2_0168R. Na PCR nenhuma amostra amplificou, enquanto que na qPCR 2 (20% amplificaram. Conclui-se que as duas técnicas detectam a presença de B. abortus diretamente de tecidos e homogeneizados, porém a qPCR apresentou maior sensibilidade. Os resultados obtidos indicam que a qPCR pode representar uma alternativa rápida e precisa para a detecção de B. abortus diretamente de tecidos, e ser utilizada em programas de vigilância sanitária, por apresentar sensibilidade e especificidade satisfatórias.

  18. Interfaz Gráfica Computacional para Destilación Multicomponente utilizando Métodos Cortos

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    A. Osorio Mirón

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se elaboró una interfaz gráfica que determina por medio de simulación en estado estacionario el número de platos necesarios en el proceso de destilación multicomponente, así como la composición en el flujo de destilado y fondos de una torre de destilación utilizando métodos cortos. La interfaz gráfica de usuario, se construyó en el lenguaje de programación Python 2.5, permite presentar los datos de entrada y salida para el caso de columnas de destilación operando en régimen permanente. Los resultados del uso de la interfaz gráfica muestran una forma simple de realizar diseños preliminares de torres de destilación y su potencialidad como material de apoyo para el estudio y comprensión de conceptos básicos en destilación multicomponente. En un trabajo posterior se podrá visualizar el desempeño del modelo dinámico a través de perturbaciones programadas en las condiciones de operación.   Palabras claves: destilación multicomponente; métodos cortos; interfaz gráfica de usuario; Phyton 2.5.In this work, we developed a graphical interface that determines by steady-state simulation the number of plates required for multicomponent distillation process and the composition of distillate and bottoms flow of a distillation tower using short-cut methods. The graphical user interface was built in the programming language Python 2.5, allows to present the input and output data for the case of distillation columns operating in steady state. The results of using the graphical interface shows a simple way to make preliminary designs of distillation towers and its potential as support material for the study and understanding of basic concepts in multicomponent distillation. In a later work it will can display the dynamic model performance through scheduled disturbances in operating conditions.   Keywords: multicomponent distillation; shorcut methods;graphical user interface; Phyton 2.5.

  19. Evaluación del cultivo de la dorada ( Brycon moorei sinuensis en jaulas flotantes utilizando cuatro alimentos concentrados.

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    Robinsón Rosado

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio se inició el 30 de septiembre del2000 con el cultivo de Dorada (Brycon mooreisinuensis en jaulas flotantes en el reservorio de laGranja Piscícola Tamarindo (El Espinal, Colombia,utilizando cuatro alimentos concentrados durante 180días. Se determinó el crecimiento mediante laganancia en longitud, ganancia en peso, tasa decrecimiento específico, sobre-vivencia final, biomasatotal, factor de condición, factor de conversiónalimenticia. Se sembraron 816 juveniles con longitudpromedio de 17.8 cm y peso promedio de 78.9 g,divididos en cuatro tratamientos con densidad desiembra de 25 peces/cm3 y tres réplicas cada uno.Las dietas balanceadas (proteína bruta y la cantidadde energía (Kcal/Kg suministrada fueron: Tratamiento1: 20% y 2637; tratamiento 2: 32% y 3127;tratamiento 3: 28% y 2852; y tratamiento 4: 24% y2751, respectivamente. El diseño experimental fuecompletamente aleatorio y se aplicó la técnica deanálisis de varianza a los datos biométricos yparámetros físico-químicos. Como prueba designificancia se usó la prueba de Tukey-Kramer con95% de confiabilidad. El modelo matemático de VIONBERTALANFY y la transformación de FOR-WALFORDfueron válidos para el ajuste de las curvas decrecimiento en longitud, peso y la relación longitud– peso. Se puede afirmar que la Dorada consumiólas dietas de origen vegetal de igual manera que lasde origen animal, sin embargo la dieta del 28% deproteína bruta (tratamiento 3 muestra los mejoresresultados, sin diferencias significativas entretratamientos (p > 0.05. De acuerdo con la literaturacitada no hay investigaciones que muestren losrequerimientos nutricionales óptimos para laalimentación de esta especie. En todos los trabajosanteriores, la ganancia de peso diaria fue baja, peromejores que las obtenidas en esta investigación.Mientras que el rendimiento en biomasa fue mayorque los reportados para cultivo en tierra, para todoslos tratamientos en este estudio fue muy bajo.

  20. Obtención de silicatos de calcio utilizando el método de precipitación controlada

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    Rodríguez-Páez, J. E.

    2005-12-01

    obtenido, al ser sometido a tratamientos térmicos, utilizando para ello Difracción de Rayos X (DRX y espectroscopía infrarroja (FTIR.

  1. Recuperación de oro a partir de disoluciones de amoniaco y tiosulfato utilizando carbón activado

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    Vargas, C.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The recovery of gold from solutions containing thiosulfate and ammonia using granular activated carbon was studied, evaluating the adsorption and elution stages. The influence of ammonia and thiosulfate concentration and the presence of impurities such as copper and zinc were also evaluated. In the presence of ammonia there was a concentration which maximized the adsorption of gold, while thiosulfate and impurities presence was harmful for the adsorption of gold. During elution, ammonia and thiosulfate concentration, pH regulator and temperature were evaluated. Ammonia favored the process as long as thiosulfate showed a maximum starting from which the elution diminishes. The effect of the pH regulator was very important; If was revealed that when the pH was regulated with caustic ammonia, a synergic effect appeared which favored the elution. Temperature favored the elution process, with activation energy of 9.13 kJ/mol.

    Se estudió la recuperación de oro de disoluciones de tiosulfato y amoniaco, utilizando carbón activado en gránulos, evaluando las etapas de adsorción y desorción. En la etapa de adsorción se evaluaron la concentración de amoniaco, de tiosulfato y de impurezas como cobre y cinc. En las condiciones experimentales ensayadas se encontró que, en presencia de amoniaco, existe una concentración óptima que maximiza la adsorción de oro, mientras que la presencia de tiosulfato e impurezas, tales como cobre y cinc, es perjudicial para la adsorción de oro. Para la desorción se evaluó la concentración de amoniaco, de tiosulfato, el regulador de pH y la temperatura. El amoniaco favoreció el proceso, en tanto que el tiosulfato presentó un máximo a partir del cual la desorción disminuyó. El efecto del regulador de pH fue muy importante, determinándose que cuando el pH era controlado con hidróxido de amonio, se presentaba un efecto sinérgico que favorecía la desorción. La temperatura favoreció el proceso de

  2. Evaluación de Aprendizajes Mediante Rúbricas Utilizando Rubricarte / Evaluation of Learning by Rubrics Using Rubricarte

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    Vanessa Miguel

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Los diseños curriculares por competencias buscan promover el desarrollo de capacidades amplias e integrales que le permitan a las personas un desempeño adecuado en situaciones cambiantes, lo cual requiere de nuevas estrategias en la docencia universitaria donde se aprovechen las potencialidades de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC. En este contexto, las matrices de valoración o rúbricas han surgido como un instrumento útil para la evaluación de competencias, ya que a través de un conjunto de criterios permiten valorar el aprendizaje enfocándose en el desempeño del alumno en un contexto determinado. En este trabajo se analiza una experiencia educativa del uso para la evaluación de aprendizajes de RubricArte, una herramienta de software colaborativa desarrollada en la UCV que facilita el desarrollo, uso y divulgación de rúbricas en línea. La experiencia se desarrolló durante el período académico 2015-I (marzo –julio 2015 en la asignatura Modalidades Educativas y Tecnología de la Maestría en Educación, mención TIC de la Facultad de Humanidades y Educación (FHE de la UCV. El curso se dictó bajo la modalidad mixta con actividades presenciales y actividades en un entorno virtual de aprendizaje a través del Campus Virtual de la UCV. RubricArte permitió tanto la evaluación colaborativa como la autoevaluación y la heteroevaluación utilizando rúbricas en línea de una manera sencilla donde se compartieron los criterios de evaluación y donde esta actividad se convirtió en parte del proceso de aprendizaje promoviendo la reflexión acerca del mismo.

  3. CALIDAD EDUCATIVA EN UN CENTRO DE EDUCACIÓN PARVULARIA UTILIZANDO EL CATÁLOGO DE CRITERIOS DE CALIDAD

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    María Eugenia Soto Muñoz

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La calidad de la educación que se imparte en Chile y en otros países de América Latina representa una situación preocupante, ya que se ha demostrado que los procesos educativos de calidad, sobre todo en la primera infancia, impactan positivamente en el futuro desarrollo escolar de la niñez, relevando la importancia del nivel pre-escolar para superar las desventajas iniciales de los niños provenientes de sectores vulnerables. El artículo reporta un estudio no experimental de tipo mixto, basado en la Investigación Acción Colaborativa en un Jardín Infantil específico de la provincia de Concepción, Chile. La intervención se llevó cabo siguiendo los pasos propuestos por el Catálogo de Criterios de Calidad. Además, para constatar incremento de la calidad, se realizó una evaluación inicial y otra posterior a la intervención utilizando los instrumentos internacionales estandarizados ITERS-R y ECERS-R; también, se utiliza el test chileno TEVI-R para medir el vocabulario pasivo de los niños. A su vez, se utilizó Focus Group para recoger la opinión y percepciones del equipo técnico pedagógico del Jardín, respecto a la intervención realizada. En coherencia con el propósito del estudio, se pudo establecer que hubo avances en el desarrollo de la calidad educativa del jardín, pero no es posible asegurar que ella se mantenga a largo plazo, pues ello implica una internalización de procesos de reflexión y autocrítica en el equipo técnico pedagógico, lo que requiere mayor tiempo. Con esta experiencia se espera aportar evidencia para mejorar procesos educativos en Educación Parvularia.

  4. Optimización de la succión de sólidos sumergidos utilizando bombas centrífugas con velocidad variable

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    La acumulación de material sólido en embalses, cauces fluviales y en zonas marítimas hace que la extracción mecánica de estos materiales por medio de succión sea cada vez mas frecuente, por ello resulta importante estudiar el rendimiento de la succión de estos materiales analizando la forma de las boquillas y los parámetros del flujo incluyendo la bomba. Esta tesis estudia, mediante equipos experimentales, la eficacia de distintos dispositivos de extracción de sólidos (utilizando boquillas...

  5. Análise numérica de provas de carga em sapatas utilizando o método dos elementos finitos

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    Burnier, Andréia Aparecida Lopes

    2006-01-01

    Nesse trabalho apresentam-se as análises numéricas de duas provas de carga instrumentadas realizadas em fundações superficiais rígidas (sapatas) por GOUVÊA (2000) e DUARTE (2006). As análises foram realizadas com o método dos elementos finitos, utilizando os programas SIGMA/W da Geo-Slope International Ltd. e ANLOG (Análise Não-Linear de Obras Geotécnicas) desenvolvido por NOGUEIRA (1998). Na modelagem do comportamento tensão-deformação do solo foram utilizados os modelos constitutivos linear...

  6. Análisis de estabilidad del reactor PFTR para una reacción con cinética de primer orden utilizando la funcional de Lyapunov

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    Héctor Armando Durán Peralta; Luis Fernando Córdoba C

    2007-01-01

    Abunda la literatura referente al análisis de estabilidad de reactores con parámetros globalizados de concentración y temperatura (por ejemplo el CSTR), en cambio es escasa la literatura sobre la estabilidad de reactores con parámetros distribuidos donde existe distribución espacial de concentración y temperatura, como es el caso del reactor tubular PFTR. Este documento analiza la estabilidad del reactor PFTR isotérmico y no isotérmico para una reacción con cinética de primer orden utilizando...

  7. Predicción de la epidemia del virus sincitial respiratorio en Bogotá, D.C., utilizando variables climatológicas

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    Gilberto González-Parra

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El virus sincitial respiratorio es uno de los principales causantes de mortalidad de niños y adultos mayores en el mundo. Objetivo. Predecir las semanas de inicio de los brotes de infección por el virus sincitial respiratorio en Bogotá entre 2005 y 2010, utilizando variables climatológicas como variables de predicción. Materiales y métodos. Se establecieron las fechas de inicio de los brotes en niños menores de cinco años ocurridas entre 2005 y 2010, en Bogotá D.C., Colombia. Se seleccionaron las variables climatológicas utilizando una matriz de correlación y, posteriormente, se construyeron 1.020 modelos resultado de la combinación de las distintas variables climatológicas y las semanas de antelación al inicio del brote. Se seleccionaron los modelos utilizando los datos correspondientes a periodos de seis (2005-2010, cuatro (2005-2008 y dos años (2009-2010. Se determinaron los mejores modelos y las variables climatológicas más relevantes, utilizando clasificadores bayesanos ingenuos y curvas características de operación del receptor (Receiver Operating Characteristic, ROC. Resultados. Los mejores resultados se obtuvieron con los modelos que utilizaron el periodo de dos años (2009-2010 y la semana 0, con 52 y 60 % de aciertos, respectivamente. La humedad mínima fue la variable que más apareció en los mejores modelos (62 %. Los clasificadores bayesanos ingenuos permitieron establecer cuáles eran los mejores modelos para predecir la semana de inicio del brote. Conclusiones. Los resultados sugieren que los modelos en que se utilizaron la humedad mínima, la velocidad del viento y la temperatura mínima serían los modelos de predicción más eficaces.

  8. Sorologia da hanseníase utilizando PGL-I: revisão sistemática Leprosy serology using PGL-I: a systematic review

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    Rodrigo Scaliante de Moura; Karla Lucena Calado; Maria Leide W. Oliveira; Samira Bührer-Sékula

    2008-01-01

    A sorologia utilizando o antígeno espécie-específico do Mycobacterium leprae, PGL-I, pode ser um marcador de carga bacteriana em pacientes com hanseníase. Estudos identificaram potencial de uso da sorologia na classificação de pacientes para fins de tratamento, monitoramento de terapia, risco de recidiva e na seleção dos contatos com maior risco de adoecer. Foi realizada uma revisão sistemática e 26 artigos foram incluídos na análise comparativa. Avaliamos os resultados do uso da sorologia PG...

  9. Precisão do posicionamento maxilar em cirurgias bimaxilares utilizando sequência cirúrgica convencional e sequência invertida

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    Fabio Gambôa Ritto

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a precisão do posicionamento maxilar em cirurgias ortognáticas bimaxilares utilizando sequência cirúrgica convencional e sequência invertida, isto é, quando a mandíbula foi osteotomizada e fixada antes da maxila. Neste estudo retrospectivo, 80 telerradiografias obtidas em norma lateral de pacientes submeditos à cirurgia ortognática foram analisadas, sendo 40 obtidas no período pré-operatório e 40 no pós-operatório. A amostra foi dividida em 2 grup...

  10. Estudio de comparación del tratamiento de aguas residuales domésticas utilizando lentejas y buchón de agua en humedales artificiales

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    Rodríguez-Miranda, Juan Pablo; Gómez, Esteban; Garavito, Laura; López, Francy

    2010-01-01

    El estudio de comparación del tratamiento de aguas residuales domésticas utilizando sistemas naturales como los humedales artificiales presenta resultados de remoción de materia orgánica (DBO5) de entre 70 y 86% al utilizar el buchón de agua, y de 58% cuando se utiliza lenteja de agua. El sistema de humedales artificiales se comporta hidráulicamente como un modelo de flujo pistón, sin distinción del tipo de planta acuática que se use. Durante la experimentación se observó que cuando se utiliz...

  11. PRODUCCIÓN DE BIOMASA Y EXOPOLISACÁRIDOS DE Grifóla frondosa BAJO CULTIVO SUMERGIDO UTILIZANDO FUENTES DE CARBONO NO CONVENCIONALES

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    Zapata, Paula; Rojas, Diego; Fernández, Carlos; Ramírez, David; Restrepo, Gloria; Orjuela, Viviana; Arroyave, Marcela; Gómez, Tatiana; Atehortüa, Lucía

    2007-01-01

    Grifóla frondosa es un hongo Basidiomycete comestible y medicinal que produce polisacáridos tipo glucanos (β-1,6 y β-1,3) con actividad antitumoral e inmunomoduladora. Para el presente trabajo, el objetivo fue evaluar la incidencia de diferentes fuentes de carbono (FC) en la producción de biomasa y exopolisacári-dos (EPS), bajo condiciones de cultivo sumergido, utilizando un diseño estadístico factorial con dos factores: fuente de carbono (FC(1-7)) y medio (MB y MS). La máxima produ...

  12. Estudio cinético de una fermentación alcohólica utilizando miel de abejas como sustrato

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    José Ángel Gómez

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo describe un estudio cinético de una fermentación alcohólica utilizando miel de abejas como sustrato; para este efecto se realizaron nueve fermentaciones en proceso discontinuo con un volumen, de 10 L, siguiendo el comportamiento de las concentraciones de sustrato, biomasa y producto en el tiempo. Se evaluó la conveniencia de factores como la agitación y la adición de nutrientes, además, se observa el efecto de las concentraciones iniciales de sustrato e inocula y el tipo de miel.

  13. Standardization of the radioimmunoassay of 17{beta}-estradiol (E{sub 2}) plasmatic and his application to the study of secretion of E{sub 2} in normal women, during the menstrual cycle and after the infusion of the gonadotropin (LH/FSH/RH) release factor; Padronizacao do metodo de radioimunoensaio de 17{beta}-estradiol (E{sub 2}) plasmatico e sua aplicacao ao estudo da secrecao de E{sub 2} em mulheres normais, durante o ciclo menstrual e apos a infusao do fator liberador de gonadotrofinas (LH/FSH/RH)

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    Kiyan, Takeko Shimizu

    1979-07-01

    A radioimmunoassay method for measurement of plasma E{sub 2} was standardized utilizing a highly specific antisera against E{sub 2} [-6 (-0-carboxymethyl)-oxime] BSA without the need of previous chromatographic purification. The anti-E{sub 2} serum was highly specific, showing high affinity with affinity constants: K{sub 1}=1 .62x10{sup 12} M{sup -1} and K{sub 2} = 2.94x10{sup 11} M{sup -1}, calculated by Scatchard plot. The standard curve sensitivity was 2 pico grams. The method was specific and accurate, showing an intra-assay precision with a mean C.V. of 2.9%, with the inter-assay evaluation showing a mean C.V. of 5.0%. This method was employed to evaluate E{sub 2} secretion during the menstrual cycle in 6 normal females, as indicated below: Days: -14 to -10 (early follicular phase..64.68 pg/ml{+-}12.14; - 9 to - 1(late follicular phase).122.39 pg/ml {+-}33,54; Peak day 281.28 pg/ml {+-}66 ,59; + 1 to + 7(early luteal phase) 127.47 pg/ml {+-}24.88; + 8 to +14 (late luteal phase) 87.57 pg/ml{+-}37,56. The effect of the acute and prolonged infusion of LH/FSH-RH(synthetic hypothalamic LH and FSH releasing hormone) was evaluated in the follicular and luteal phase in some of the normal females. (author)

  14. Standardization of the radioimmunoassay of 17β-estradiol (E2) plasmatic and his application to the study of secretion of E2 in normal women, during the menstrual cycle and after the infusion of the gonadotropin (LH/FSH/RH) release factor

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    Kiyan, Takeko Shimizu

    1979-01-01

    A radioimmunoassay method for measurement of plasma E 2 was standardized utilizing a highly specific antisera against E 2 [-6 (-0-carboxymethyl)-oxime] BSA without the need of previous chromatographic purification. The anti-E 2 serum was highly specific, showing high affinity with affinity constants: K 1 =1 .62x10 12 M -1 and K 2 = 2.94x10 11 M -1 , calculated by Scatchard plot. The standard curve sensitivity was 2 pico grams. The method was specific and accurate, showing an intra-assay precision with a mean C.V. of 2.9%, with the inter-assay evaluation showing a mean C.V. of 5.0%. This method was employed to evaluate E 2 secretion during the menstrual cycle in 6 normal females, as indicated below: Days: -14 to -10 (early follicular phase..64.68 pg/ml±12.14; - 9 to - 1(late follicular phase).122.39 pg/ml ±33,54; Peak day 281.28 pg/ml ±66 ,59; + 1 to + 7(early luteal phase) 127.47 pg/ml ±24.88; + 8 to +14 (late luteal phase) 87.57 pg/ml±37,56. The effect of the acute and prolonged infusion of LH/FSH-RH(synthetic hypothalamic LH and FSH releasing hormone) was evaluated in the follicular and luteal phase in some of the normal females. (author)

  15. Estudio serológico y de protección en ratones utilizando diferentes esquemas y dosis de VA-MENGOC-BC®

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    Juan F. Infante

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available La alta incidencia mundial de meningitis meningocócica por Neisseria meningitidis serogrupo B (N. meningitidis movilizó los recursos de la ciencia hacia su enfrentamiento en un período corto de tiempo. Para el estudio de esta enfermedad fue imprescindible desarrollar modelos experimentales que posibilitaran caracterizar no sólo la capacidad inmunogénica y protectora de los candidatos vacunales, sino también la toxigenicidad del producto. El estudio basado en el modelo ratón Balb/c con la utilización de factores estimulantes de la virulencia, posibilitó el desarrollo experimental de la enfermedad. Consistió en la aplicación de diferentes esquemas de dosis y diluciones de la vacuna (1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 en solución salina fisiológica 0,85%. Se conformaron 15 grupos de ocho animales cada uno que previamente recibieron Dextrana Férrica (IMEFA y mucina gástrica de cerdo 8% en un volumen total de 0,4 mL, y un grupo control al que le fue administrada la vacuna pura. Se empleó para el reto la cepa 385 de N. meningitidis con una concentración del inóculo de 107 UFC/mL. El esquema de vacunación contempló grupos vacunados con 1, 2, y 3 dosis a los 0,15 y 30 días. Se administraron 0,2 mL del inóculo de N. meningitidis por vía intraperitoneal. Se determinó la dosis letal media (DL50, anticuerpos bactericidas, respuesta serológica por el método de ELISA y se calculó la protección conferida. Se aplicó el método de Log rank para la comparación de los tiempos de sobrevivencia y para el ensayo de ELISA se aplicó el método de superficie ajustada por SPLINE. Hemos demostrado la utilidad del biomodelo ratón Balb/c para comprobar la eficacia de la vacuna VA-MENGOC-BC®. Quedó demostrada la correlación entre los niveles de anticuerpos y la protección conferida por la vacuna, comprobándose además por los ensayos de reto. Se logró obtener una aproximación con respecto a los límites de eficacia de VA-MENGOC-BC® mediante

  16. Composición de sedimentos en las zonas costeras de Costa Rica utilizando Fluorescencia de Rayos-X (FRX

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    Alfonso Salazar M

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Utilizando Fluorescencia de Rayos-X dispersiva en energía, que permite la evaluación simultánea de los isótopos estables de trece elementos, se analizaron setenta y cuatro muestras de sedimentos marinos de las regiones intermareales para las costas del Caribe y del Pacífico Norte, Central y Sur de Costa Rica. Los elementos calcio y hierro fueron los más abundantes y son representativos del origen de la formación natural del sedimento, estando el primero asociado a procesos biogénicos, tales como sistemas arrecifales coralinos cercanos al sitio de muestreo y el segundo esta asociado mas bien a sedimentos de carácter litogénico. En general, las playas del Pacífico Norte mostraron la mayor concentración de calcio lo que es indicativo de mayor existencia de estructuras arrecifales en sus alrededores. El análisis de los elementos traza, ligados a un origen terrígeno, muestras un patrón similar al hierro en la mayoría de las regiones. Las playas del Pacífico Central y Sur muestran las mayores concentraciones de estos elementos traza, indicando una mayor contribución terrígena y/o poco contribución de carbonato de calcio debido al escaso desarrollo de estructuras coralinas en estas regiones. Por último, el análisis no mostró evidencia de contaminación antropogénica y solo una sección al norte de la Playa Puerto Viejo presentaron concentraciones altas de plomo zinc y titanio, lo cual podría estar ligado a fuentes hidrotermales en esta regiónUsing an energy dispersive X-Ray fluorescence analysis, simultaneous evaluation of K, Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Ge, Ni, Cu, Zn, Br, Rb, Sr and Pb in 74 marine sediment samples from the Costa Rica intertidal zones was conducted. Samples were collected between June 1999 and December 2001, from Caribbean and Pacific beaches of Costa Rica. Calcium and iron showed the highest abundances and are indicators of the natural origin of the sediments. Calcium is associated with biogenic processes such as coral

  17. Detección en línea de onda-P en sismogramas 3-D utilizando redes neuronales

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    Alzate Carlos

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    We have developed a P-wave arrival time detector of tectonic events over digital three-component records online. This process uses two different methods: the first one works with a LVR detector, and the second one uses a statistical classifier of classes (signal with P-wave and signal with seismic noise. Detection uses multi-layer perceptron neural network where is taken advantage of non-lineal input-output, relation, well-generalization, low computational demands, etc. These appropriate qualities for real time signal processing. The input data for the system becomes a normalized vector of seismic signal and its polarization arguments. Testes were done with data from IRIS and INGEOMINAS database. Although the system has a good perforance, its accuracy is not acceptable.

    Se desarrolla un detector en línea del tiempo de arribo de ondas P sobre registros electrónicos de tres componentes de eventos tectónicos. Se lleva a cabo la detección en línea de la onda-p empleando redes neuronales (RN, utilizando dos diferentes formas: en la primera se sintetiza el detector de LRV, mientras en la segunda se desarrolla un clasificador estadístico con las respectivas clases (señal con onda-p presente y señal con solo ruido presente. La detección se realiza empleando redes neuronales de tipo perceptrón multi-capa, en las cuales se aprovechan las siguientes cualidades: su capacidad de mapeo no lineal de entrada-salida, buena generalización, bajo costo computacional, entre otras. Las anteriores cualidades hacen que las RN sean apropiadas para el proceso de señales en tiempo real. Las entradas a la RN corresponden a

  18. Estudio de las características fisicoquímicas de los carbones mesoporosos obtenidos utilizando sílica mesoporosa tipo SBA-16 como molde

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    Leidy Hoyos

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se determinan las características porosas y químicas de carbones mesoporosos sintetizados utilizando sílica mesoporosa tipo SBA- 16 como molde y se correlacionan estas características con la capacidad de adsorció de colorantes, lo cual a su vez se constituye en una técnica mas de caracterización fisicoquímica de estos materiales. Se utilizan dos moldes silíceos tipo SBA-16 con diferencias en su porosidad y sacarosa y etileno como fuente de carbón. Se encuentra que el tamaño, volumen de poro y área superficial de estos materiales se pueden modular mediante la selección del molde pero no sus características químicas. Los carbones mesoporosos se sintetizan por el método húmedo, en el cual se utiliza sacarosa como fuente de carbono o por deposición de vapores de etileno utilizando dos sílicas mesporosas con diferentes características de porosidad.

  19. Diseño de la ampliación de la red de comunicación de EMELNORTE utilizando fibra óptica y tecnología inalámbrica

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    Román Vásquez, Roberto Xavier; Hidalgo Lascano, Pablo William

    2010-01-01

    El presente proyecto de titulación aborda la descripción de las técnicas de transmisión de datos utilizando fibra óptica y tecnología inalámbrica. Presenta además, el diseño detallado de la ampliación de la red utilizando enlaces de comunicación requeridos por EMELNORTE para la integración de sus estaciones operativas que se encuentran distribuidas en toda su área de concesión utilizando los medios de transmisión citados. Los enlaces se dimensionan de manera que soporten la transmisión de da...

  20. Transferência de embrião em vacas da raça Simental na região noroeste do Paraná e Sul do Mato Grosso do Sul

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    Estefano Demczuk

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    Full Text Available No experimento foram utilizadas vacas da raça Simental procedentes de fazendas das Regiões Noroeste do Estado do Paraná e Sul do Mato Grosso do Sul, administrando-se o hormônio folículo estimulante (FSH para a superovulação e utilizando-se o método cirúrgico para a inovulação dos embriões nas receptoras. No total foram efetuadas 103 colheitas e utilizadas 749 vacas receptoras. Foram colhidos 1.014 embriões sendo 81,8% destes transplantados e os restantes congelados ou rejeitados. Colheram-se em média 9,8 embriões por doadora sendo 8,0 transplantados, proporcionando 3,8 animais prenhes por colheita. Ocorreram 4,8% de colheitas sem embrião e 1,9% de óvulos não-fertilizados. Relativamente ao tamanho do corpo lúteo (CL palpado nas vacas receptoras, os dados demonstraram que os Corpora lutea de médio e maior tamanho tiveram significativa influência sobre a taxa de prenhez em relação aos de menor tamanho (p;0,05 (o mais significa que o estro nas receptoras ocorreu após o da doadora e vice-versa, sendo muito baixa além destes limites. Os embriões classificados como ótimos e bons e inovulados influíram significativamente sobre o percentual de prenhez, e o total geral da taxa de gestação foi de 47,0%.

  1. Carga de enfermedad en la comunidad autónoma de Cataluña utilizando años de vida ajustados por discapacidad (2005-2010

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    Anna Cuadras Andreu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: La carga de enfermedad permite medir la salud de la población incluyendo mortalidad y morbididad. Los objetivos de este estudio son estimar la carga de enfermedad en Cataluña, comparar los resultados con España y con la comarca del Tarragonés, y evaluar la aportación de los registros locales en la estimación de la discapacidad. Métodos: Se calcularon los años de vida perdidos ajustados por discapacidad (AVAD para 123 causas utilizando la metodología descrita por la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Las tasas estandarizadas se compararon con las españolas. En la comarca del Tarragonés, se calcularon losAVAD, se compararon con Cataluña, y para los tumores malignos se calcularon los AVAD utilizando el registro local de incidencia de cáncer. Resultados: Los AVAD en Cataluña fueron 801.140 de media anual. El 60,3% se atribuyó a discapacidad y el 39,7% a mortalidad prematura. Neuropsiquiátricas (30,9%, tumores malignos (15,8% y cardiovasculares (11,3% fueron las principales causas en AVAD. La tasa estandarizada de las enfermedades respiratorias (7,5 por 1.000 fue significativamente superior a la española. Causas perinatales (3,1 por 1.000, lesiones intencionadas (2,2 por 1.000 y enfermedades del aparato digestivo (4,9 por 1.000 fueron significativamente superiores en el Tarragonés. Los AVAD para los tumores malignos se incrementaron un 13,4% utilizando la incidencia de casos para su cálculo. Conclusiones: Las enfermedades no transmisibles aportan la mayor parte de AVAD en Cataluña. Existen diferencias entre territorios en enfermedades respiratorias, perinatales, digestivas y lesiones intencionadas. Los registros locales pueden ser muy útiles en el cálculo de los AVAD.

  2. Modelo de auxílio à identificação de trabalho escravo ou degradante utilizando lógica fuzzy

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    Silva Filho, Benedito de Lima

    2006-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia de Produção Esta dissertação apresenta um modelo de auxílio de decisão na identificação de trabalho escravo ou degradante utilizando lógica fuzzy. O mesmo aumenta a transparência nas identificações das condições de trabalho escravo ou degradante, capacitando os agentes do Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego e os profissionais que atuam na área para uma melhor compreensã...

  3. Desarrollo de metodologías analíticas para el estudio del metabolismo del azufre utilizando isótopos estables enriquecidos

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    Giner Martínez-Sierra, Justo

    2013-01-01

    La alteración intencionada de la composición isotópica de un elemento dado en un organismo vivo permite obtener información metabólica del elemento. La composición isotópica del azufre varía en la naturaleza por lo que para seguir la pista del azufre en un ser vivo utilizando un trazador marcado isotópicamente, la cantidad de trazador metabólico utilizada debe ser lo suficientemente elevada como para alterar la composición isotópica del azufre por encima de los límites de variabilidad natural...

  4. Optimización de parámetros de deposición de capas delgadas de cobre utilizando diseño de experimentos

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    Shirkavand, Nazanin

    2013-01-01

    Una investigación, denominada Optimización de parámetros de deposición de capas delgadas de cobre utilizando diseño de experimentos y desarrollada en el Centro de Investigación en Ciencia e Ingeniería de Materiales (CICIMA), de la Universidad de Costa Rica, tuvo como objetivo poder encontrar la relación de los parámetros del magnetrón (presión, potencia y tiempo) con el grosor de formación de las capas delgadas de cobre. Se utilizó el método estadístico de 2K (donde K es el número de parámetr...

  5. Evaluación de la degradación del plaguicida clorpirifos en muestras de suelo utilizando el hongo Phanerochaete chrysosporium

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    Margarita María Lopera Mesa

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la degradación del insecticida clorpirifos en muestras de suelo durante 21 días, utilizando el hongo Phanerochaete chrysosporium. En los ensayos se obtuvieron porcentajes de degradación, en promedio, para las muestras con hongo, de 96,3, 82,4 y 62,2% cuando se trabajaron, respectivamente, con concentraciones iniciales de clorpirifos de 0,95, 5,3 y 9,4 µg/g. Igualmente, los porcentajes de degradación estuvieron acompañados del aumento en la velocidad de degradación, cuando se partió de la concentración inicial de 0,95 µg/g.

  6. Calculos de potenciais de ionização de algumas bases e aza-analogas utilizando o metodo semi-empirico HAM/3

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    Jose Jair Vianna Cirino

    1994-01-01

    Resumo: Inicialmente procedeu-se a otimização de geometrias das bases purinas guanina, 8-azaguanjna, xantina, 8-azaxantina e hipoxantina com o uso dos métodos semi-empíricos MNDO, AMI e MNDO-PM3. Nesta etapa também fez-se uso de métodos ab initio utilizando o conjunto de base cep-31G. Os potenciais de ionização dos elétrons do caroço das bases purinas foram calculados posteriormente por meio do método semi-empírico HAM/3 empregando as geometrias otimizadas pelos métodos semi-empíricos na etap...

  7. Segmentação das áreas isquêmicas no acidente vascular cerebral utilizando imagens de tomografia computadorizada de perfusão

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    Lilian Contin

    2011-01-01

    As técnicas de processamento digital de imagens têm sido vastamente aplicadas às imagens médicas. Um dos benefícios ocasionado por estas ferramentas é o de prover medidas de parâmetros que são difíceis de estimar e suscetíveis a viés do médico. O presente trabalho teve por objetivo desenvolver um software semi-automático de segmentação das áreas isquêmicas, core e penumbra, no acidente vascular cerebral, utilizando técnicas de segmentação por limiarização e baseada em regiões. Os dois algorit...

  8. Determinação da fragilidade ambiental utilizando técnicas de suporte à decisão e SIG

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    Donha,Annelissa G.; Souza,Luiz C. de P.; Sugamosto,Maria L.

    2006-01-01

    O trabalho objetivou determinar a fragilidade ambiental de uma área no município de Pinhais, região metropolitana de Curitiba, utilizando-se a técnica de avaliação por múltiplos critérios, presente no SIG Idrisi 32. Depois de gerados os mapas de classes de declividade, distância a partir dos rios, distância a partir das nascentes, distância a partir da represa, solos e uso atual, foram atribuídos pesos de importância para cada um dos fatores e através de Combinação Linear Ponderada geradas im...

  9. Modelos de distribuição de diâmetros utilizando a função log gama

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    Daniel Henrique Breda Binoti

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste estudo avaliar a eficiência da função log gama para a descrição da estrutura diamétrica de povoamentos equiâneos, bem como propor um modelo de distribuição diamétrica utilizando esta função. A função foi ajustada a dados de parcelas permanentes de inventário, mensuradas em seis idades. A aderência da função aos dados foi comprovada pelo teste Kolmogorov-Smirnov. A análise gráfica de resíduos não apresentou tendenciosidade para os modelos construídos. A função log gama pode ser utilizada para a construção de modelos de distribuição diamétrica de eucalipto.

  10. CONCEPTUALIZACIÓN Y ANÁLISIS DE UN SISTEMA MULTI-AGENTE PEDAGÓGICO UTILIZANDO LA METODOLOGÍA MAS-COMMONKADS

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    JOVANI ALBERTO JIMÉNEZ BUILES

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan la conceptualización y el análisis de un sistema multi-agente (MAS pedagógico utilizando la metodología MAS-CommonKADS; la cual es una de las más reconocidaspara el modelado de MAS. El propósito de la fase de conceptualización es comprender el problema, identificar los actores activos y pasivo, además de elaborar los requisitos que permitan formular unos objetivos para generar la solución. En la fase de análisis se definen los modelos de agente, tareas, coordinación, comunicación, organizacióny experiencia (conocimientos. Ambas fases fueron validadas mediante la construcción del ambiente multi agente pedagógico ALLEGRO.

  11. Desenvolvimento de uma aplicação para reconhecer significado de palavras homônimas utilizando redes neurais artificiais

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    Eduardo Gabriel Côrtes

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho propõe desenvolver uma aplicação para auxiliar no entendimento do significado de palavras ambíguas da língua portuguesa, que dependem necessariamente do contexto para serem identificadas. A aplicação foi implementada na linguagem de programação JAVA, utilizando a IDE NetBeans, juntamente com a ferramenta ADReNA, que permitiu modelar e treinar a rede neural artificial backpropagation. Foram desenvolvidas duas versões da aplicação, que se diferenciam pela forma que representam a camada de entrada da rede neural artificial. Testes realizados mostraram que a forma que a rede neural é representada gera influência em seus resultados. Após a realização dos testes, a aplicação se mostrou promissora no reconhecimento de significados de palavras homônimas.

  12. Contribuição ao desenvolvimento de tecnologia de fabricação de celulas solares utilizando "dopant papers"

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    Alexandre Guass Junior

    1995-01-01

    Resumo: Este trabalho teve como objetivo o desenvolvimento de um conjunto de processos de baixo custo para fabricação de células solares. As células solares foram fabricadas utilizando lâminas de silício monocristalino, com orientação cristalografica e resistividade típica de 4.1 à 9.0 ohm.cm, tipo p dopadas com boro. Ajunção n-p foi obtida por difusão usando papéis dopantes. Estes papéis são de dois tipos, os que possuem boro e os com fósforo.A montagem de um conjunto de lâminas de s...

  13. Avaliação de Micro e Pequenas Empresas Utilizando a Metodologia Multicritério e o Método do Fluxo de Caixa Descontado

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    Marcus Vinicius Andrade de Lima

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo é apresentada uma contribuição ao método do fluxo de caixa descontado utilizando a metodologia multicritério de apoio à decisão. Essa metodologia incorpora variáveis de natureza qualitativa e subjetiva ao método tradicional do fluxo de caixa descontado utilizado na avaliação de empresas. Para ilustrar o método proposto foi realizado um estudo descritivo de natureza exploratória aplicado a um multicaso. A intervenção foi em Micro e Pequenas Empresas (MPE do ramo químico, farmacêutico e de turismo. Como resultado, o avaliador ajustou o preço do negócio levando em conta a resultante da mixagem entre as duas metodologias.

  14. Diseño de Herramientas Didácticas Enfocadas al Aprendizaje de Sistemas de Control Utilizando Instrumentación Virtual

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    J. Martínez

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este artículo se describe el diseño de tres herramientas didácticas enfocadas al aprendizaje de sistemas de control implementadas en el software de instrumentación virtual LabVIEW. Estas herramientas están dirigidas al análisis de estabilidad en sistemas de control, el diseño de compensadores utilizando la técnica del lugar geométrico de las raíces y el diseño de compensadores utilizando la técnica de respuesta en frecuencia con trazas de Bode. Cada una de estas herramientas didácticas cuenta con una interfaz gráfica amigable con el usuario. La ventaja de estas herramientas didácticas es que incluyen opciones para realizar simulación en las áreas de control que software especializado no tiene. Abstract: This paper describes the design of three didactic tools focused on learning of control systems implemented in LabVIEW virtual instruments software. These tools are dedicated to stability analysis in control systems, compensator design using root locus approach and Bode diagrams in the frequency domain. Each of them has a friendly interface with the user. The advantage of these didactic tools is the several options to simulate some characteristics referent to control in contrast with others teaching tools. Palabras clave: Estabilidad, Simulación de Sistemas, Educación en Control, Laboratorio Virtual, Keywords: Stability, simulation systems, control education, virtual laboratory

  15. Modelo experimental estável de aneurisma sacular em artéria carótida de suínos utilizando veia jugular interna

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    Severino Lourenço da Silva Júnior

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Desenvolver um modelo experimental estável de aneurisma sacular em carótida de suínos utilizando veia jugular interna. MÉTODOS: Em 12 suínos sadios, com peso variando entre 25 e 50kg, cinco machos e sete fêmeas, foi confeccionado aneurisma na artéria carótida comum direita. Após arteriotomia elíptica, foi realizada anastomose terminolateral com coto distal de veia jugular interna. O volume do aneurisma era calculado de maneira que o valor não excedesse em 27 vezes o valor da área da arteriotomia. Após seis dias, era realizada angiografia e análise microscópica do aneurisma para avaliar perviedade e trombose parcial ou total. RESULTADOS: Houve ganho de peso significante dos suínos no intervalo de tempo entre a confecção do aneurisma e a angiografia (p = 0,04. Foi observada perviedade aneurismática em dez suínos (83%. Ocorreram infecções de feridas operatórias em dois animais (16,6%, ambas com início de aparecimento em três dias após a confecção do aneurisma. Análise histológica dos aneurismas mostrou trombos ocluindo parcialmente a luz em nove suínos (75%. Nesses animais, observou-se que, em média, 9% da luz aneurismática estava preenchida por trombos. CONCLUSÃO: Pôde ser desenvolvido um modelo experimental estável de aneurisma sacular em carótida de suínos utilizando veia jugular interna.

  16. Relevance of the radioimmunological determination of FSH, LH, and prolactine for the diagnosis and therapy of gynaecological-endocrinological discuses, studied in the patients of the hormone consultant ward of the gynaecological hospital of the University of Cologne, 1973 to 1975

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    Gaschler, E.

    1978-01-01

    The physiology of the hypophysical gonadotrophins in women is described. The group of the patients is classified, and the normal curves for FSH, LH and HPR in the serum are shown. The author tries in the main part to bring the gonadotrophins in the various syndromes which brought the patients into the clinic, for a 'hormone consultation', in connection with other clinical findings and to compare also the individual syndromes with each other. We can see that the gonadotrophin determination can, in correct indication, be a valuable diagnostic aid which, even if used only once, is highly reliable, thanks to the accuracy of the radio immune-systems used today. (orig./AJ) [de

  17. Tratamento de resíduo líquido de laticínios utilizando Caixas de Gordura e Reator Anaeróbio Compartimentado seguido de Leitos Cultivados

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    Ana Cristina Ferreira Moreira da Silva

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foram avaliados o desempenho e a eficiência de um sistema de tratamento de resíduos líquidos de laticínios na remoção da carga orgânica do resíduo em uma indústria de laticínios, utilizando um sistema composto por caixas de gordura, reator anaeróbio compartimentado e leitos cultivados de fluxo subsuperficial vegetado com Typha sp. e utilizando como meio suporte brita #1, sob diferentes tempos de detenção hidráulica (3 e 5 dias nos leitos cultivados. Como média geral na remoção de DBO e de DQO, o tratamento utilizando tempo de detenção de 3 dias conseguiu remover 98,87% de DBO e  99,77% de DQO, enquanto o tratamento utilizando 5 dias de detenção hidráulica removeu, em média, 99,51% de DBO e 99,56% de DQO. Os resultados indicam que o sistema foi eficiente no tratamento de resíduos líquidos de laticínios.

  18. Modelo predictivo de la variación de los niveles de contaminación en función del tráfico urbano utilizando herramientas de Inteligencia Artificial

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    Aguilar Calvo, Federico

    2017-01-01

    Elaboración de un modelo predictivo de los niveles de contaminación, con el fin de identificar aquellas situaciones en las que el tráfico va a provocar que se superen determinados límites de contaminantes. El modelo se creará utilizando herramientas de Inteligencia Artificial.

  19. PRODUCCIÓN DE BIOMASA Y EXOPOLISACÁRIDOS DE Grifóla frondosa BAJO CULTIVO SUMERGIDO UTILIZANDO FUENTES DE CARBONO NO CONVENCIONALES

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    Paula Zapata

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Grifóla frondosa es un hongo Basidiomycete comestible y medicinal que produce polisacáridos tipo glucanos (β-1,6 y β-1,3 con actividad antitumoral e inmunomoduladora. Para el presente trabajo, el objetivo fue evaluar la incidencia de diferentes fuentes de carbono (FC en la producción de biomasa y exopolisacári-dos (EPS, bajo condiciones de cultivo sumergido, utilizando un diseño estadístico factorial con dos factores: fuente de carbono (FC(1-7 y medio (MB y MS. La máxima producción de biomasa micelial (21,10 ± 0,82 g/l y la máxima producción de EPS (6,53 ± 0,14 g/l se logró utilizando el medio MB suplementado con FC4. Además de lo anterior, se logró desarrollar un medio de cultivo que cumple con el objetivo de disminuir costos, de Col $18.455 a $656 por litro de medio, produciendo (14,14 ± 0,82 g/l de biomasa y (5,16 ± 0,14 g/l de EPS, utilizando el medio MS suplementando con FC4. Estos resultados abren nuevas alternativas y posibilidades en nuestro país para el desarrollo de productos a partir de esta especie con costos que estén al alcance de la población.Grifóla frondosa is a Basidiomycete fungus edible and medicinal, it produces polysaccharides such a glucans (β-1,6 and β-1,3 with anti-tumor and inmuno-stimulating activity. For this work, the aim was evaluate the incidence of different carbon sources (FC in biomass and exo-polymer (EPS production, under submerged culture conditions, by using a factorial statistical design with two factors: carbon source (FC(1-7 and medium (MB and MS. The maximal yield of mycelial biomass (21,10 ± 0,82 g/l and the maximal yield in EPS (6,53 ± 0,14 g/l was achieved by using the MB medium supplemented with FC4. Besides, it was possible to develop a medium that fulfills the objective of reducing costs from $18.455 to $656 Colombian pesos for each liter of medium used, which produces (14,14 ± 0,82 g/l of biomass and (5,16 ± 0,14 g/l of EPS, using the MS medium supplemented with FC4

  20. Estimativa da área da folha da batateira utilizando medidas lineares Evaluation of the potato plant leaf area using linear measures

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    Marcelo CC Silva

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste experimento foi determinar o modelo mais apropriado para estimar a área da folha da batateira, utilizando-se medidas de comprimento e largura da folha. Foram coletadas 300 folhas de 300 plantas de batata, cultivar Monalisa, de forma aleatória, aos 21 e 56 dias após a emergência (DAE. Em laboratório, foram medidos o comprimento (C, a largura (L e a área de cada folha (AF. Os dados foram submetidos à análise de regressão com o valor da AF sendo considerado a variável dependente e os valores de comprimento e largura de folha as variáveis independentes. Foram testados três modelos estatísticos: linear, exponencial e logarítmico. A AF da batateira foi mais precisamente estimada (R² = 0,88, usando as medidas, L e C (AF = 0,2798**LC + 71,267. Para maior rapidez e praticidade, a AF da batateira, foi também apropriadamente estimada medindo-se apenas L ou C da folha e utilizando-se as equações AF = 0,0479**L + 10,777 (R² = 0,83 ou AF = 0,0659**C + 12,979 (R² = 0,82. A área foliar estimada 21 DAE, utilizando o modelo linear foi de 234,41 cm², sendo que o valor real medido, foi de 185,52 cm². Aos 56 DAE, a área foliar estimada pelo mesmo modelo foi de 175,60 cm², o valor real medido, foi de 176,01 cm². Com um dos modelos propostos, a área da folha pode ser estimada em tempo real, de forma rápida e sem a necessidade de coletar a folha.The objective of this experiment was to determine the most appropriate model to estimate potato leaf area through the leaf length and width. 300 leaves of 300 potato plants, cv. Monalisa were collected in an aleatory way, 21 and 56 days after the plant emergence (DAE. In laboratory, the length (C, width (L and area of each leaf (AF were measured. The data were submitted to the regression analysis with the AF value as a dependent variable and the leaf length and width values as the independent variables. Three statistical models were tested (linear, exponential and logarithmic. Potato

  1. PROPOSTA DE MODELO PARA IMPLANTAÇÃO DE PROCESSO DE PROJETO UTILIZANDO O CONCEITO BIM EM ESCRITÓRIOS DE ARQUITETURA

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    Marcele Ariane Lopes Garbini

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho trata do modelo de processo de projeto utilizando BIM (Building Information Modeling em escritórios de arquitetura. O conceito de BIM surgiu há mais de trinta anos, no entanto vem sendo divulgado com maior abrangência no mercado da construção civil apenas nos últimos dez anos. As vantagens de sua adoção são visíveis nos projetos, considerando o aumento na rapidez do desenvolvimento e na qualidade, dentre outros benefícios. O objetivo desta pesquisa está em propor um modelo de processo de projeto, utilizando o conceito BIM voltado para escritórios de arquitetura, de tal forma que estes possam obter um grau maior de eficiência na sua utilização. Fundamenta-se metodologicamente em estudos de casos múltiplos, interpretados qualitativamente e realizados em escritórios nas cidades de Cuiabá, São Paulo e Goiânia, perfazendo quatro empresas. Na fase de preparação foi elaborado um protocolo de pesquisa com questões para a coleta de dados nos escritórios. A condução dos estudos foi de ordem exploratória, por meio de documentos, entrevistas e observação direta. Nas entrevistas foram obtidos dados de caracterização da empresa e dados sobre o desenvolvimento dos projetos: planejamento para implantação da BIM; tecnologia da informação; processo de projeto e procedimentos de trabalho. Após a validação, foi realizada uma análise comparativa destas informações, onde ficaram claras as mudanças ocorridas nos processos de projeto, nos procedimentos de trabalho e na capacitação da equipe técnica dos escritórios. Dentre os produtos desta pesquisa, destaca-se a proposta de um modelo de processo de projeto que é o objeto do presente artigo. Este modelo se compõe de diretrizes de trabalho e de instrumentos para o desenvolvimento dos projetos nos escritórios de arquitetura que vem, paulatinamente, realizando a migração para os sistemas BIM.

  2. Are erythropoiesis-stimulating agents beneficial for anemia in chronic heart failure patients?

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    Diego Araneda

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen La anemia es común en la insuficiencia cardiaca, y se asocia a una mayor morbimortalidad. Sin embargo, no está claro si corregirla con agentes estimulantes de la eritropoyesis se traduce en un beneficio clínico. Utilizando la base de datos Epistemonikos, la cual es mantenida mediante búsquedas en 30 bases de datos, identificamos 11 revisiones sistemáticas que en conjunto incluyen 17 estudios aleatorizados. Realizamos un metanálisis y tablas de resumen de los resultados utilizando el método GRADE. Concluimos que el uso de agentes estimulantes de la eritropoyesis en pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca y anemia no disminuye la mortalidad, y que no está claro si disminuye las hospitalizaciones o si mejora la capacidad funcional porque la certeza de la evidencia es muy baja. Probablemente aumenta el riesgo de eventos tromboembólicos totales.

  3. INFLUENCIA DE LA LLUVIA ANTECEDENTE Y LA CONDUCTIVIDAD HIDRÁULICA EN LA OCURRENCIA DE DESLIZAMIENTOS DETONADOS POR LLUVIAS UTILIZANDO EL MODELO SHIA_LANDSLIDE

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    Edier Vicente Aristizábal Giraldo

    Full Text Available Las pérdidas económicas y humanas por movimientos en masa ocurren cada año en todo el mundo; sin embargo el impacto varía considerablemente debido a las condiciones geológicas locales y vulnerabilidad socioeconómica. Aunque la ocurrencia de movimientos en masa ha golpeado Los Andes colombianos, pocos estudios que consideren la lluvia como factor detonante se han realizado. SHIA_Landslide (Simulación Hidrológica Abierta para deslizamientos detonados por lluvia es un modelo conceptual y de base física para analizar los procesos de deslizamientos superficiales mediante la incorporación de un modelo hidrológico de tanques y distribuido que incluye el almacenamiento de agua en el suelo, acoplado con un análisis clásico de estabilidad de talud infinito en condiciones saturadas. En este trabajo se evalúa la influencia de la lluvia antecedente y conductividad hidráulica de los deslizamientos detonados por lluvias utilizando el modelo SHIA_Landslide. Los resultados obtenidos en este estudio son similares a los obtenidos por diferentes autores en la literatura. Los suelos con altos valores de conductividad solo necesitan lluvias cortas e intensas para fallar, y las condiciones de lluvia antecedentes no juegan un papel importante para este tipo de suelos.

  4. Ceratoplastia endotelial com desnudamento da Descemet(DSEK utilizando o dispositivo TAN EndoGlideTM: série de casos

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    Henrique Santiago Baltar Pazos

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Relatar os resultados da ceratoplastia endotelial com desnudamento da Descemet (DSEK utilizando o dispositivo TAN EndoGlideTM para facilitar a introdução da membrana endotelial. MÉTODOS: Série de casos consecutivos, prospectiva. Foram incluídos 9 pacientes com edema corneano secundário à disfunção endotelial. Melhor acuidade visual corrigida, refração, astigmatismo ceratométrico, espessura corneana central, densidade das células endoteliais e complicações foram analisadas após seguimento de seis meses. RESULTADOS: Houve melhora do edema de córnea e da visão em 7 pacientes (77,78%. A melhor acuidade visual corrigida ficou entre 20/40 e 20/200. A densidade endotelial média após 6 meses variou entre 1.305 céls/mm² e 2.346 céls/mm² com média de perda de 33,14%. Desprendimento de parte do enxerto ocorreu em 1 olho (11,11%, falência primária do transplante endotelial em 2 olhos (22,22%. CONCLUSÃO: O dispositivo TAN EndoGlideTM facilita a introdução do enxerto na ceratoplastia endotelial com desnudamento da Descemet.

  5. OBTENCIÓN DE UNA BEBIDA FERMENTADA A PARTIR DE SUERO DE QUESO UTILIZANDO CÉLULAS INMOVILIZADAS DE KLUYVEROMYCES MARXIANUS

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    Rocío Cóndor G.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo principal optimizar la tecnología de producción de una bebida fermentada de suero de queso, utilizando Kluyveromyces marxianus e inmovilización de células. En el biorreactor de lecho empacado, se obtuvo el mayor rendimiento (11,46±0,81 oGL con un flujo de 140-150 mL. h-1, una biomasa inmovilizada de 10% (v/v, una relación de columna de 1:12 (diámetro: longitud, tamaño de perlas de 3 mm de diámetro, adición de metabisulfito de sodio (100 pg. mL-1 y células inmovilizadas con 2% (p/v de alginato. Luego de optimizado todos los parámetros de fermentación en el biorreactor, la bebida alcohólica fue sometida a inactivación a 70 oC por 5 minutos (tratamiento térmico y clarificación con tierra de diatomeas (11 kg. M-2. Finalmente, la bebida alcohólica fue evaluada en almacenamiento por 6 meses, durante este período se le hicieron evaluaciones fisicoquímicas, microbiológicas y sensoriales. Se determinó por Escala Hedónica y Ranking que la bebida alcohólica de suero tiene aceptabilidad.

  6. Avaliação do risco ambiental utilizando FMEA em um laticínio na região de Lavras – MG

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    Amanda Cássia Nogueira

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Uma metodologia que vem sendo paulatinamente empregada na avaliação do risco ambiental durante o processo produtivo é o FMEA (do inglês – Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, definida como uma ferramenta que busca em princípio, evitar ou minimizar as chances do produto ou processo falhar, aumentando assim a sua confiabilidade. Considerando que o impacto ambiental gerado por um laticínio apresenta diversos riscos em potencial, este método foi empregado na avaliação do risco ambiental durante o processamento de queijos em um laticínio da região de Lavras – MG. Um levantamento das entradas e saídas de cada operação do processo foi feito e as saídas que apresentaram risco ambiental foram analisadas utilizando-se um formulário para aplicação do método. Ações foram sugeridas de acordo com as mesmas, colaborando para a diminuição da probabilidade do risco ambiental gerado ocorrer à medida que estas ações foram sendo aplicadas, contribuindo para um processo mais sustentável e eficiente.

  7. Estimation of mechanical properties of rock using artificial intelligence Estimación de propiedades mecánicas de roca utilizando inteligencia artificial

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    César Augusto Ochoa

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses how two artificial intelligence techniques were combined, neural networks and genetic algorithms for the development of a computational tool used for the estimation of mechanical properties such as tensile strength, uniaxial compressive strength and triaxial compressive strength in sandstones, from petrophysical properties using data from tests of Rock Mechanics Laboratory of the Colombian Petroleum Institute - Ecopetrol SA as training data, to improve the design of non-destructive testing with some degree of confidence and resulting in cost reduction.Este artículo presenta la forma como fueron combinadas dos técnicas de inteligencia artificial, redes neuronales y algoritmos genéticos, para el desarrollo de una herramienta computacional utilizada para la estimación de propiedades mecánicas tales como la resistencia a la tensión, la resistencia a la compresión uniaxial y la resistencia a la compresión triaxial en areniscas, a partir de propiedades petrofísicas utilizando datos de pruebas del Laboratorio de Mecánica de Rocas del Instituto Colombiano del Petróleo - Ecopetrol S.A. como datos de entrenamiento facilitando el diseño de ensayos no destructivos con cierto grado de confianza y dando lugar a una reducción de costos.

  8. AÇÃO DA TERAPIA FOTODINÂMICA EM Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 4352 UTILIZANDO MODELO DE INFECÇÃO Galleria mellonella

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    Raquel Teles de Menezes

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Klebsiella pneumoniae é um dos patógenos que possui grande resistência a vários antimicrobianos. A Terapia Fotodinâmica Antimicrobiana (PDT vem sendo estudada como novo recurso no combate à resistência bacteriana. Objetivo: Avaliar a ação antimicrobiana da PDT em K. pneumoniae utilizando como modelo de infecção in vivo Galleria mellonella. Métodos: Foram inoculados 10µL da suspensão padronizada de K. pneumoniae ATCC 4352 na última proleg esquerda de cada larva selecionada de G. mellonella. Decorridos 30 minutos, as larvas foram submetidas a PDT, com o uso do fotossensibilizador Azul de metileno e Laser de Arseneto de Gálio Alumínio. Passadas 24h, por sete dias o número de lagartas mortas foi anotado para a realização da curva de sobrevivência. Resultados: A PDT contribuiu para melhora da sobrevida das larvas, porém sem apresentar diferença estatística significante. Conclusão: A PDT apresentou atividade antimicrobiana contra a cepa de K. pneumoniae ATCC 4352.

  9. REPLICAÇÃO DE FÓSSEIS DE FORAMINIFERA UTILIZANDO REAPROVEITAMENTO DE “ISOPOR” COM ALUNOS DO IFPB-CG

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    Hermes de Oliveira Machado Filho

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Os fósseis são unidades paleontológicas preciosas e difíceis de serem coletadas para pesquisas ou principalmente para aulas práticas sobre o passado geológica da Terra. Desta forma, lançam-se mão de técnicas alternativas para se fazer réplicas dessas unidades. O presente artigo vem apresentar atividades de sistemática paleozoológica, utilizando o “isopor” como matéria prima para confecção de modelos de fósseis em aulas práticas para a comunidade escolar do Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia da Paraíba, campus de Campina Grande. Dessa forma, o instituto está iniciando a construção de um acervo visual 3D alternativo de fósseis guia do grupo dos Foraminifera, em específico, os bioindicadores de petróleo, além de contribuir para reutilização de resíduos sólidos poluidores ao meio ambiente.

  10. ESTUDIO DE LAS FASES MINERALÓGICAS DEL CLÍNKER EN UNA CEMENTERA ESPAÑOLA, UTILIZANDO EL MÉTODO DE RIETVELD

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    ANA M. CASTAÑÓN

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de implantar un método de control de calidad de forma continua en una fábrica de cementos española, para mejorar las características del producto final, se están desarrollando nuevas metodologías de caracterización. El método de Rietveld [1] se ha utilizado con éxito para analizar la composición de las fases principales del clínker. Utilizando esta metodología, se ha llevado a cabo un estudio para cuantificar adecuadamente la fase minoritaria de Cal Libre, de gran importancia en la calidad del clínker. El método ha permitido obtener unos resultados satisfactorios en muestras cuyos contenidos superan el 3% de CaO. Estos resultados son posibles combinando adecuadamente las técnicas de difracción y fluorescencia de rayos-X, así como los resultados del análisis por vía química.

  11. ESTRUCTURA TRIDIMENSIONAL DEL a-CICLOPROPIL- (p-METOXIFENIL-5-PIRIMIDINMETANOL (ANCIMIDOL UTILIZANDO EL MÉTODO DE RESONANCIA MAGNÉTICA NUCLEAR

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    O. Ospina

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El Ancimidol, α-ciclopropil-(p-metoxifenil-5-pirimidinmetanol, (C15H16N2O2 es un regulador de crecimiento vegetal sintético, que hace parte del grupo de compuestos heterocíclicos que contienen nitrógeno que inhiben la síntesis de las giberelinas. La estructura de esta molécula se determinó por resonancia magnética nuclear, partiendo de una solución en cloroformo deuterado (CDCl3, utilizando un espectrómetro de 500MHz (campo de 11.7Teslas. Se tomaron espectros unidimensionales RMN 1H, RMN 13C, pruebas DEPT 45, 90 y 135 y espectros bidimensionales HMBC y HMQC. En la estructura obtenida para el Ancimidol, se observaron tres ciclos como son la pirimidina, el metoxifenilo y el ciclopropilo, identi-ficados por la asignación de los átomos de hidrógeno y de carbono y por las relaciones de conectividad dadas por los espectros bidimensionales HMBC y HMQC.

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

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    Angela Amorim de Araújo

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

  13. Análise sazonal dos ventos de superfície utilizando estação meteorológica automática

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    André Luiz Pavanate

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho é apresentada uma análise sazonal dos ventos de superfície registrados por uma estação meteorológica automática entre os meses de Fevereiro e Dezembro de 2014. Os dados foram agrupados para o Verão, Outono, Inverno e Primavera, e visualizados utilizando diagramas de frequência e rosa dos ventos. O objetivo deste estudo é gerar uma climatologia do escoamento superficial nos arredores de um experimento onde as temperaturas internas de dois ambientes fechados idênticos são registradas para verificar a influência de telhado verde no controle térmico passivo. Os resultados indicaram que os ventos predominantes em 2014 foram de Sul e Leste. Inverno, primavera e verão foram as estações com os ventos mais intensos no período em análise. Também se verificou uma incidência significativa de ventos calmos (velocidades < 0,5 m/s durante o outono e verão.

  14. Curvas de desempenho motor de um trator agrícola utilizando diferentes proporções de biodiesel de soja

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    Vanderson Rabelo de Paula

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available A crise energética, associada ao aumento da demanda por combustíveis e à crescente preocupação com o meio ambiente, tem levado à busca por fontes alternativas de energia. Além disso, a entrada de novos equipamentos e máquinas agrícolas altamente competitivos, em termos de custo, vem despertando o interesse dos agricultores. No entanto, tais equipamentos, pela sua recente inserção no mercado, ainda não apresentam parâmetros que os remetam à confiabilidade. Nesse contexto, este estudo visou ao ensaio dinamométrico de tomada de potência (TDP de um trator agrícola da marca Green Horse, modelo 204, para obtenção de suas curvas de desempenho, utilizando como combustível misturas de óleo diesel e biodiesel de soja, nas proporções B2, B5, B20 e B100. Os resultados mostraram que o trator apresentou desempenho motor compatível com outros modelos de mesma potência utilizados no país, apresentando o melhor desempenho com o uso do combustível B5.

  15. Un modelo de sistema dinámico híbrido utilizando el enfoque de la lógica difusa

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    Germán García Benítez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un modelo de sistema dinámico híbrido utilizando la lógica difusa. Para lograr esto se hace una breve descripción de los principales enfoques que se tienen en la actualidad de los sistemas dinámicos híbridos desarrollando las ecuaciones básicas de los bloques que conforman el modelo. Actualmente la teoría del control se ha centrado en el estudio por separado de la dinámica continua y la dinámica discreta; sin embargo, es necesario introducir el estudio de la combinación de ambos en un solo tratado. En el ámbito industrial los procesos son dinámicos y toda su estructura de control está basada en la teoría de la lógica digital. Sin embargo existe el paradigma de la lógica difusa, la cual se introduce en este artículo para proponer un nuevo enfoque. Cabe mencionar que para validar el modelo se utilizan herramientas computacionales de simulación de sistemas dinámicos.

  16. Evaluación del impacto ambiental del proceso de obtención de alcohol carburante utilizando el algoritmo de reducción de residuos

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    María Isabel Montoya R.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se evalúa el desempeño ambiental de dos procesos para la obtención de etanol a partir de materias primas propias del país como el maíz y la caña de azúcar. Inicialmente se realizó la simulación de los procesos en el software comercial Aspen Plus. Obtenidos los balances de materia y energía de los procesos, se efectuó el análisis de impacto ambiental utilizando el algoritmo de reducción de residuos (algoritmo WAR, el cual evalúa la amigabilidad ambiental de un proceso. De los resultados obtenidos, el proceso a partir de maíz presenta un menor potencial de impacto ambiental de salida que el proceso a partir de caña de azúcar. Igualmente, la mayor generación de impacto ambiental en ambos procesos se da en la categoría de potencial de toxicidad acuática, debido principalmente a la elevada carga orgánica que involucran las vinazas producidas en este proceso.

  17. Caracterización de la deserción universitaria en la UNRN utilizando Minería de Datos

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    Formia, Sonia

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available En el ámbito de la Universidad Nacional de Río Negro (UNRN, y en particular en la Sede Atlántica desde la Licenciatura en Sistemas, es una creciente preocupación el fenómeno de deserción y desgranamiento que se ha podido apreciar en los cuatro primeros años de vida de la Institución. El presente trabajo describe el proceso de identificación de las características más relevantes del problema a través de las cuales, utilizando técnicas de Minería de Datos (DM, puede obtenerse un modelo de la deserción universitaria en la unidad académica mencionada. Para identificar las características más relevantes se propone analizar, luego del preprocesamiento de los datos, las proyecciones de los atributos en las clases o respuestas esperadas. Su aplicación a los datos de los alumnos de las carreras de grado de la UNRN ha ofrecido resultados satisfactorios permitiendo efectuar recomendaciones tendientes a reducir el porcentaje de alumnos que abandona la carrera.

  18. Eliminación de ruido impulsivo en imágenes a color, utilizando interpolación con funciones de base radial

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    Jaime Alberto Echeverri Arias

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Este documento presenta un método para suprimir ruido impulsivo enimágenes a color, utilizando interpolación a través de funciones de baseradial. Este es un problema clásico en múltiples aplicaciones en diferentesáreas, su origen radica en mecanismos de captación de datosdefectuosos, que generan errores a intervalos variados de tiempo en lasseñales de entrada.Se comparan los resultados obtenidos con el método propuesto, frente alos algoritmos clásicos no lineales, como el filtrado por la mediana, la mediay el de outlier. En todos los escenarios probados, los resultados fueronmás eficaces con el método propuesto. El algoritmo demostró ser robustofrente a grandes volúmenes de ruido en el caso de prueba. Los resultadosfueron analizados a través del error cuadrado medio (ECM y Peak Signalto Noise Ratio (PSNR que son dos métricas de uso común para compararla calidad entre dos imágenes luego de un proceso de restauración. Sealcanzó un ECM de 14 y un PSNR de 35.8 db sobre la imagen de Lenna a512x512 pixeles con un porcentaje de pixeles ruido del 40%.

  19. Custo da eletricidade gerada em conjunto motor gerador utilizando biogás da suinocultura - DOI: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v26i2.1510

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    Samuel Nelson Melegari de Souza

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Uma das maiores fontes de energia disponíveis nas áreas rurais e agroindustriais é a biomassa. A mesma aparece na forma de resíduos vegetais e animais, tais como restos de colheita, esterco animal, plantações energéticas e efluentes agroindustriais. Estes resíduos podem ser utilizados pelo produtor rural ou agroindústria para a queima direta, visando a produção de calor ou produção de biogás em biodigestores. Nas propriedades agrícolas, onde há a atividade de suinocultura, ocorre a disponibilidade desses resíduos, caracterizando-se num grande potencial energético. No presente trabalho objetivou-se determinar o custo e viabilidade de produção de eletricidade gerada a partir do biogás EM uma propriedade rural, utilizando-se como equipamentos de conversão de biogás em eletricidade, um motor de combustão interna acoplado a um gerador elétrico

  20. DISTRIBUIÇÃO ESPACIAL DO BICHO-FURÃO,Gymnandrosoma aurantiana (Lima, 1927(LEPIDOPTERA: TORTRICIDAE,EM CITROS UTILIZANDO GEOESTATÍSTICA

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    JOÃO HENRIQUE SILVA CARVALHO

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    Full Text Available RESUMO O bicho-furão, Gymnandrosoma aurantiana (Lima, 1927, é uma das principais pragas da citricultura brasileira, pois os frutos atacados pelas lagartas tornam-se inviáveis para o consumo in natura e processamento industrial. Objetivou-se estudar a distribuição espacial dos danos causados por G. aurantiana utilizando geoestatística. Para tanto, foi conduzido um experimento em um pomar de laranjeira-doce da variedade ‘Valência’, enxertado sobre limoeiro ‘Cravo’, localizado em Taquaritinga-SP, Brasil. A área foi dividida em 88 parcelas, sendo cada parcela formada por 30 plantas dispostas em três linhas de 10 plantas, e em seguida foi obtido o número de frutos atacados para os anos de 2007 e 2008. A distribuição dos frutos atacados pela praga foi agregada ao longo das avaliações, com variância maior que a média para todas as amostragens. Os dados apresentaram ajuste adequado segundo o modelo esférico, e o alcance da dependência espacial (a variou entre 40,66 e 135,40 m. A estimativa de frutos atacados nas áreas não amostradas foi obtida pela krigagem, e os principais focos da praga foram observados nas parcelas próximas aos limites da área experimental.

  1. Reconstrução marginal de pálpebras utilizando enxerto de palato duro Margin eyelid reconstruction with hard palate graft

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    Tiana Gabriela Burmann

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os benefícios e complicações do uso do palato duro na reconstrução de pálpebras inferiores acometidas por carcinomas basocelulares extensos. MÉTODOS: Revisão da literatura e descrição da técnica utilizada no Setor de Oculoplástica do Hospital Santa Casa de Porto Alegre. RESULTADOS: O enxerto de palato duro é um excelente substituto da lamela posterior na reconstrução palpebral, pois apresenta os benefícios da superfície mucosa, associado ao fato de atuar como suporte semi-rígido. CONCLUSÃO: A técnica de sanduíche utilizando palato duro mostrou-se eficiente, com um resultado estético e funcional bastante satisfatório.PURPOSE: To investigate the advantages and the complications of the use of hard palate graft in the reconstruction of the inferior eyelids with large basocelular carcinoma. METHODS: Review of specialized articles and report of the technique used in the Oculoplastic Department of the "Hospital Santa Casa de Porto Alegre". RESULTS: The hard palate graft is an excellent replacement for posterior lamellar defects in eyelid reconstruction, because it presents the benefit of a mucous layer in addition to a semirigid support. CONCLUSION: The sandwich technique using hard palate was shown to be efficient, with good functional and esthetic results.

  2. Determinação do teor de etanol anidro em gasolina por calibração multivariada utilizando espectroscopia no infravermelho médio

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    Vitoria Hagemann Cauduro

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo principal deste estudo foi desenvolver um modelo multivariado de calibração por quadrados parciais (PLS para quantificação do teor de etanol anidro em amostras comerciais de gasolina, utilizando um software de quimiometria gratuito. Para isso, espectros de infravermelho médio das amostras foram adquiridos em uma atividade experimental de estudantes de graduação em Química da UNISC, para melhorar a compreensão dos métodos de calibração multivariada. O modelo de calibração PLS apresentou resultados semelhantes aos obtidos pelo método de referência (NBR:13992 (p > 0,05, com valores de exatidão entre 97,8 e 108,2%. Além disso, a metodologia desenvolvida neste estudo se destaca por consumir até 25 vezes menos amostra (2 mL, o que resulta em menor geração de resíduos e maior frequência de análise (>30 amostras por hora, baixo consumo de energia (340 Wh-1 e na dispensa do uso de reagentes.

  3. Implementación del servicio de voz sobre IP en redes Linux y redes telefónicas análogas, utilizando software de comunicación sobre Linux

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    Campos, Jorge Alberto; Guzmán, Mauricio Orlando; González Jiménez, Francisco Alirio

    2007-01-01

    Implementación del servicio de voz sobre IP en redes Linux y redes telefónicas análogas, utilizando software de comunicación sobre Linux La tecnología de voz sobre protocolos de comunicación TCP/IP (VoIP, Voice over IP) es la que permite la transmisión de la voz a través de redes digitales (LAN WAN, INTERNET, etc) en forma de paquetes de datos, utilizando para ello la infraestructura de intercambio de datos instalada. La telefonía IP es una aplicación inmediata de esta tecnología de forma ...

  4. Estudio comparativo de la eficiencia de dos mediadores en la formación de docentes, utilizando un mismo ambiente de aprendizaje, en el diseño de competencias

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    Elkin Olaguer PÉREZ SÁNCHEZ,

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Informe final de investigación de tesis de maestría en donde se propone un estudio comparativo de la eficiencia de dos mediadores en la formación de docentes, utilizando un mismo ambiente de aprendizaje, en el diseño de competencias, software que fue desarrollado utilizando Flash. A partir de la revisión del estado del arte y de la fundamentación en un marco conceptual, se identifican las dimensiones cualitativas y cuantitativas a investigar, se hace uso de la estadística y la observación no estructurada para obtener los resultados y se procede a hacer el análisis de datos. La parte final presenta las conclusiones y recomendaciones originados del trabajo investigativo.

  5. PROTOTIPO PARA EL ANÁLISIS DEL RENDIMIENTO EN EL TRÁFICO DE UN SERVICIO BROADCAST UTILIZANDO LOS PROTOCOLOS HTTP Y RTP SOBRE IPV6 EN UNA RED ACADÉMICA DE TECNOLOGÍA AVANZADA

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    Roberto Ferro

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se condensan los resultados obtenidos de la implementación y modelado de un Prototipo de Servicio Streaming sobre el Sistema Operativo Fedora 13 con el Programa VLC en la Red de Investigación y  Tecnología Avanzada de la Universidad Distrital RITA-UD sobre IPV6 utilizando como cliente la Universidad Minuto de Dios vía RUMBO mediante un Tunel 6a4.

  6. Caracterização de genótipos de mirtilo utilizando marcadores moleculares Characterization of blueberry genotypes using molecular markers

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    Sergio Delmar dos Anjos e Silva

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available O cultivo do mirtilo está em expansão no Brasil, em especial em regiões de clima temperado, onde há grande demanda em relação a cultivares adaptadas às condições edafoclimáticas regionais. O objetivo deste trabalho foi caracterizar genótipos de mirtilo do programa de melhoramento da Embrapa Clima Temperado, utilizando marcadores moleculares do tipo RAPD e SSR. Foram caracterizados 40 genótipos de mirtilo por RAPD e oito cultivares por microssatélites. Os nove primers utilizados na técnica de RAPD geraram 89 marcadores. A similaridade genética entre os genótipos variou de 64 a 89%. Utilizando a similaridade média (66%, foram obtidos quatro grupos. Foram gerados 11 marcadores a partir de três pares de primers de microssatélites. A similaridade genética entre as cultivares variou de 25 a 75%. Com similaridade média (42,4%, foram obtidos três grupos. Com apenas três pares de primers de SSR, foi possível definir o padrão das oito cultivares de mirtilo, revelando a eficiência da técnica de microssatélite na caracterização de genótipos dessa espécie. Esses resultados revelam a eficiência dos marcadores tipo RAPD e SSR na caracterização de genótipos de mirtilo. Entretanto, os marcadores tipo microssatélites geram resultados mais precisos, sendo os mais recomendados para uso em programas de melhoramento e identificação de cultivares.The blueberry crop planting area is increasing in Brazil, especially in Temperate Climate Zones, generating demands relating to suitable cultivars adapted to regional climate and soil conditions. This work aimed to characterize blueberry genotypes from Embrapa Clima Temperado breeding program, using RAPD and SSR molecular markers. There were characterized 40 blueberry genotypes using RAPD and 8 cultivars using SSR molecular markers. The 9 RAPD primers generated 89 markers. The genetic similarity ranged from 64 to 89%. Through the average similarity (66%, it was possible to identify four

  7. Modeling water movement in horizontal columns using fractal theory Modelagem de movimento horizontal de água no solo utilizando a teoria dos fractais

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    Tairone Paiva Leão

    2010-08-01

    horizontal de água foram realizadas no modelo numérico Hydrus 2D. Os parâmetros sortividade (S e expoente de tempo (n da equação de Philip foram estimados para cada simulação, utilizando o módulo de regressão não linear do software SAS®. A sortividade aumentou com o aumento de material de textura franca nas colunas, o que foi atribuído à dependência do parâmetro S no raio capilar. O parâmetro expoente de tempo estimado por regressão não linear mostrou valor menor que o valor empírico de 0,5 sugerido na literatura. A dimensão fractal estimada utilizando o expoente de Hurst foi 17,5 % menor do que a dimensão fractal do Conjunto de Cantor utilizado para gerar as colunas.

  8. Obtención de materiales antifricción hierro-arrabio-latón utilizando residuos de virutas de arrabio

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    Nasamov, S. N.

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Parts based on iron and steel powders are widely used in the manufacture of automobile and domestic equipment. This work was done to study the anti-friction properties of iron-pig iron-brass compositions of materials which were obtained by pressing and sintering from a mix of iron powders and industrial by products of cast-iron turnings, brass, talc and technical sulphur. Experiments were performed using cold pressure technology in the flowing matrix of the powder composite without solid lubricants. The subsequent sintering was carried out at 1200 ºC under isothermal conditions in a nitrogen atmosphere in the sintering zone during 1 h. The physical-mechanical and anti-friction properties were almost doubled by the active drainage of the gases from the compression mould. The study of the microstructure of the sintered materials showed that free cementite existed between the particle limits and around the pores. Large agglomerations of dark inclusions could be observed, consisting of graphite, zinc and iron oxides, which were points of tension in the material that reduce its durability and, therefore, its wear resistance to dry friction.

    Las piezas base hierro y acero, obtenidas por pulvimetalurgia, tienen gran utilización en la industria del automóvil y de equipos domésticos. El presente trabajo está dedicado al estudio de las propiedades antifricción de materiales de composición hierro-arrabio-latón, aglomerados mediante prensado y sinterización, obtenidos con mezclas de polvos de hierro, residuos industriales de virutas de arrabio, latón, talco y azufre. Los experimentos fueron hechos utilizando la tecnología de prensado en frío, utilizando una matriz fluida, sin empleo de lubricante sólido. Posteriormente, se realizó una sinterización a temperatura de 1.200 °C en condiciones isotérmicas, en atmósfera de nitrógeno, en la zona de sinterización durante una hora. Las propiedades físico-mecánicas y antifricci

  9. able utilizando redes neuronales artificiales; UTILIZATION OF ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK IN THE SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF WIND TURBINE GENERATORS WITH VARIABLE SPEED AND VARIABLE PITCH.

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    Osley López González

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de aprovechar al máximo la energía del viento y, a la vez, llevar a cabo un control rápido ypreciso de la potencia máxima suministrada al aumentar la misma se han venido utilizando cada vez mássistemas de control capaces de operar en el punto óptimo de entrega de potencia para determinadosvalores de velocidad del viento y limitarla cuando éste supera su valor máximo. Este sistema de control,considerado en su conjunto, debe responder con la exactitud, estabilidad y rapidez necesaria ante lavariabilidad y aleatoriedad del viento. La relación entre sus variables de salida (velocidad de la turbina ypaso de la pala y la de entrada (velocidad del viento que sea capaz de aprovechar la máxima potenciadisponible en el viento en una zona de trabajo y de limitarla en otra, es altamente complicada puesdepende de factores constructivos y de diseño de la turbina y del generador. Esta característica es muydifícil de representar (sea con el objetivo de simulación o con el de control mediante relacionesfuncionales matemáticas convencionales.En este trabajo los autores proponen representar dicha relaciónmediante la utilización de Redes Neuronales Artificiales entrenadas para ser capaces de responderadecuadamente ante cualquier entrada. Basados en los parámetros y características de un aerogeneradorreal de velocidad y paso variables y utilizando el toolbox de Redes Neuronales del MATLAB SIMULINK losautores obtuvieron un modelo neuronal del sistema de control de la velocidad y el paso de la turbinacomprobando su correcta operación ante diferentes perturbaciones de la red eléctrica mediante estemismo lenguaje de simulación. Se demostró que estas redes pueden ser utilizadas con éxito en lasimulación y el control de este tipo de máquinas en cualquier condición de operación. In order to capture the maximum energy from the wind, control systems operating always at an optimumpower has been utilized. This control system

  10. ANÁLISE QUANTITATIVA DE AMOSTRAS GEOLÓGICAS UTILIZANDO A TÉCNICA DE FLUORESCÊNCIA DE RAIOS X POR DISPERSÃO DE ENERGIA

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    CARNEIRO A. E. V

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho propõe uma metodologia para análise quantitativa de amostras geológicas, que apresentam uma considerável fração de elementos leves (número atômico Z < 13, utilizando a técnica de fluorescência de raios X por dispersão de energia, com excitação radioisotópica. O procedimento proposto baseia-se no método dos Parâmetros Fundamentais para a quantificação dos elementos analíticos (Z ³ 13 e na radiação de excitação espalhada coerente e incoerentemente para a quantificação da fração leve da matriz (Z < 13. Neste método, a relação entre a intensidade fluorescente e a concentração elementar foi estimada através da sensibilidade elementar e fator de geometria para a fluorescência, determinados com auxílio de amostras padrão confeccionadas com elementos puros e compostos simples, de densidade superficial e composição conhecidas. A relação entre as intensidades espalhadas e a fração leve da matriz foi estabelecida com base nos fatores de geometria, nos fatores de espalhamento e nas seções de choque diferenciais. Para a produção dos raios X característicos dos elementos Mn ao Zr foi utilizada uma fonte radioativa anelar de Cd-109 (1,70 GBq e para os elementos Al ao Cr, uma de Fe-55 (0,74 GBq. Para a detecção dos raios X foi utilizado um detector de Si(Li acoplado a um analisador multicanal. As intensidades líquidas dos raios X característicos, e as intensidades espalhadas de modo coerente e incoerente foram obtidas utilizando um programa aplicativo de ajuste de espectro, denominado AXIL (Espen et al., 1977 e 1979. A metodologia foi testada analisando-se os padrões certificados, Soil-5/AIEA, SL-2/AIEA, SARM-2/SABS, SARM-3/SABS, SARM-4/SABS e SARM-6/SABS, diluídos com ácido bórico na proporção 1:4, obtendose pastilhas com densidade superficial de aproximadamente 100 mg.cm - 2. O método proposto mostrou boa reprodutibilidade, com coeficiente de variação em geral inferiores a 10%. Quanto

  11. Produção de mudas de cultivares de alface utilizando duas espumas fenólicas em Altamira, Pará

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    Alzirio Lino Couto

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O sucesso de qualquer produção comercial de hortaliças inicia-se com a produção de mudas. A espuma fenólica tem se mostrado um interessante e prático substrato para este processo. A utilização deste produto depende de uma lavagem precedente para reduzir a acidez. Porém, já é possível encontrar à venda espumas fenólicas com pH próximo. Por isso o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a produção de mudas de cultivares de alface utilizando duas espumas fenólicas em Altamira, Pará. O delineamento constou de um esquema fatorial 2 (substratos x 6 (cultivares. Os dois substratos foram as espumas fenólicas Green Up®, com pH 6.0 (± 0.5., e a outra com pH 2.6 (± 0.5. As cultivares avaliadas foram: Alcione, Amanda, Lucy Brown, Caipira, Multiblond 3 e Solaris. Foi avaliada porcentagem de germinação, índice de velocidade de emergência, altura da planta e número de folhas. Houve diferença significativa para altura da planta em função dos substratos testados. A porcentagem de germinação mais elevada foi obtida com a espuma fenólica sem tratamento. A cultivar Caipira foi a que teve o menor desempenho na germinação. Para todas as variáveis analisadas, a cultivar Lucy Brown apresentou os melhores resultados em ambos os substratos.

  12. AVALIAÇÃO DA QUALIDADE POSICIONAL DE DADOS ESPACIAIS GERADOS POR VANT UTILIZANDO FEIÇÕES PONTUAIS E LINEARES PARA APLICAÇÕES CADASTRAIS

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    Francisco de Deus Fonseca Neto

    Full Text Available Atualmente a validação da qualidade das informações cartográficas tem sido um tema cada vez mais evidente e de extrema importância. Com o surgimento da Infraestrutura Nacional de Dados Espaciais (INDE, surgiram diversas especificações técnicas com a finalidade de regulamentar e padronizar os inúmeros processos relacionados à produção cartográfica nacional. Nesse contexto, o objetivo do presente estudo é avaliar a acurácia posicional planimétrica de uma ortofoto gerada a partir de um sensor embarcado em uma plataforma VANT, através da aplicação dos métodos de feições pontuais e lineares, de acordo com o padrão de acurácia posicional brasileiro (Decreto-lei 89.817 aliado à ET-ADGV, considerando como referência um levantamento topográfico executado utilizando a tecnologia GNSS (Global Navigation Satéllite System e método de posicionamento RTK (Real Time Kinematic. Os resultados alcançados demostram que tanto o método de feição linear (método Buffer Duplo quanto o método de feição pontual apresentaram resultados similares, obtendo-se segundo o Decreto-lei nº 89.817 em concordância com a ET-ADGV classificação classe B para a escala 1:1000.

  13. Mapeamento digital de atributos: granulometria e matéria orgânica do solo utilizando espectroscopia de reflectância difusa

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    André Carnieletto Dotto

    Full Text Available A espectroscopia de reflectância difusa (ERD pode ser utilizada como alternativa para quantificação de atributos como granulometria e matéria orgânica do solo (MOS. Essa técnica pode ser opção para quantificar esses atributos em grande volume de amostras de solos, visto ser rápida, com menor custo e sem a geração de resíduos químicos. O objetivo deste estudo foi desenvolver modelos usando análise de regressão linear múltipla para predizer o teor de argila, areia, silte e MOS, utilizando dados de ERD em uma área de relevo e geologia complexa localizada na região central do Rio Grande do Sul. No estudo, foram utilizadas 303 amostras coletadas na profundidade de 0,00-0,20 m para determinar os teores de argila, areia, silte e MOS por meio da análise laboratorial e de reflectância espectral. O desempenho dos modelos de predição apresentaram bons resultados, com capacidade de explicação da variância de 77 e 72 % para areia e argila, respectivamente. Mesmo com a complexidade geológica e pedológica, os resultados evidenciaram que a técnica é promissora, sendo possível a aplicação dessa técnica para predição da granulometria e teor de MOS.

  14. DISEÑO E IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE UN PROTOTIPO PARA EL REGISTRO Y VERIFICACIÓN DE ACTIVOS FIJOS UTILIZANDO PLATAFORMA ANDROID Y TECNOLOGÍA NFC

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    Alberto Acosta López

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Este documento plantea una propuesta de prototipo e implementación de una aplicación, construida en plataforma Android utilizando tecnologías NFC. La motivación para la elaboración de la aplicación es la problemática de  la validación y control de flujo de activos fijos, bastante común en la actualidad. Con este desarrollo se busca proporcionar una solución a la tarea del registro y validación de entrada y salida de elementos físicos, que estarán relacionados con información almacenada en una base de datos donde se asociarán con una persona, en un lugar en específico. En el desarrollo de la aplicación se implementó una arquitectura de software basada en cliente-servidor contando con elementos tipo web y móvil, y acoplando diferentes tecnologías que convergen a un único servicio. Como trabajo futuro se destacara la posibilidad de extender la aplicación a cualquier organización que la requiera, también deben explorarse nuevas metodologías de seguridad en general para las etiquetas NFC que permitan  generar una capa de seguridad eficiente y robusta.  Finalmente, se obtiene como resultado una versión funcional del aplicativo probada en la Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas de la ciudad de Bogotá en Colombia para el control de entrada y salida de dispositivos electrónicos, con resultados satisfactorios.

  15. Estudio preliminar de la creación de una “zona caliente” en YBa2Cu3O7-δ utilizando una corriente continua

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    Evetts, J. E.

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available This work presents a study of the processes that give rise to the Direct Current Zoning effect. This effect consists in the formation of a hot zone in a superconducting rod when a potential difference is applied to it. The superconducting material used in this case was YBa2Cu3O7-δ. The formation and movement of the zone in the bar can be explained studying the balance between the ionic fluxes created due to the potential difference and to the temperature distribution along the bar. This paper presents the theoretical results obtained using a computer model developed that takes into account the processes of electromigration and ionic diffusion that give rise to the Direct Current Zoning effect.Este trabajo presenta un estudio de los procesos que dan lugar al fenómeno en el que un “punto” o zona caliente se forma al aplicar una diferencia de potencial a los extremos de una barra de óxido superconductor. El material superconductor utilizado en este caso es YBa2Cu3O7-δ. El equilibrio entre los flujos iónicos debidos a la diferencia de potencial y a la distribución de temperatura se han utilizado para explicar la formación y el movimiento de la zona a lo largo de la muestra. Este artículo presenta los resultados teóricos obtenidos utilizando un modelo que tiene en cuenta los procesos de electromigración y difusión iónica que dan lugar a este fenómeno.

  16. AVALIAÇÃO DA EFICIÊNCIA DE UM SISTEMA DE TRATAMENTO DA ÁGUA EM PEQUENA PROPRIEDADE RURAL, UTILIZANDO BIOENSAIOS

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    Geani Mohr

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a toxicidade aguda do efluente de um sistema de tratamento de água em pequena propriedade rural, utilizando Daphnia magna Straus como organismo-teste. Os processos empregados no tratamento foram: tratamento primário (reatores anaeróbios, tratamento secundário/terciário (Wetlands construídos - WC’s e tratamento final (sistema de desinfecção Ultra Violeta - UV. Entre os meses de dezembro e junho de 2012, foram coletadas 30 amostras de cinco fases distintas (Bruto - P1, Água da Chuva - P2, Reator anaeróbico de fluxo ascendente e manta de lodo (UASB - P3, WC’s-P4 e desinfecção com UV - P5. Os resultados indicaram toxicidade aguda em P1, com uma CE(I50% 48h de 25,8 ± 23,64% (n = 6; CV = 109,2%, correspondendo a uma amostra altamente tóxica. Nos pontos P2 e P3, as amostras apresentaram uma CE(I50% 48h de 5,1% ± 3,5% (n = 6; CV = 145,7% e 36,7 ± 23,9% (n = 6; CV = 153,5%, correspondendo a uma amostra extremamente tóxica e altamente tóxica, respectivamente. Os efluentes dos pontos P4 (n = 6 e P5 (n = 6 não apresentaram toxicidade. Desta forma, os resultados demonstraram a eficiência da capacidade de detoxificação dos processosWC’s e UV.

  17. Transferência de calor aplicada à prototipagem rápida por deposição de metal em camadas sucessivas utilizando soldagem 3D

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    Felipe Ferreira Fraga

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta um estudo dos fenômenos de transferência de calor no processo de prototipagem rápida por deposição de metal em camadas sucessivas utilizando soldagem a arco, também chamada de soldagem 3D (3D Welding. O objetivo é desenvolver um modelo simplificado e compreender o processo de transferência de calor e suas relações com os parâmetros de soldagem, de modo a se possibilitar um controle dos ciclos térmicos a que estará sujeito o material depositado. Desenvolveu-se um modelo físico-matemático para a transferência de calor durante o processo de soldagem, o qual é resolvido numericamente pelo método das diferenças finitas, permitindo a simulação de situações típicas desse tipo de processo de fabricação. O modelo numérico desenvolvido foi validado por meio da simulação de casos específicos para os quais se conhecem soluções analíticas. A partir das equações do modelo, definiram-se parâmetros adimensionais, dentre os quais pode-se citar o grupo adimensional π1, relacionado principalmente à velocidade de soldagem. Realizaram-se alguns experimentos numéricos observando a influência desse grupo nas temperaturas máximas, médias e nas amplitudes dos ciclos térmicos que a peça está sujeita.

  18. RESTAURACIÓN DE SERVICIO MULTIOBJETIVO EN REDES DE DISTRIBUCIÓN UTILIZANDO NSGA-II MULTIOBJECTIVE SERVICE RESTORATION IN POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS USING NSGA-II

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    Jorge Mendoza Baeza

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta un modelo que permite resolver el problema de la restauración del servicio en las redes eléctricas de distribución de media tensión. El algoritmo fue desarrollado en ambiente MATLAB y es capaz de encontrar aquel conjunto de topologías que minimizan dos objetivos en forma simultánea bajo el concepto de dominancia de Pareto. La búsqueda de estas soluciones eficientes se logra utilizando una técnica evolutiva de optimización multiobjetivo denominada NSGA-II, la cual es combinada con una poderosa estrategia de codificación de individuos y operadores especialmente desarrollados para los problemas de configuración de redes eléctricas. Los principales resultados de este trabajo se centran en la capacidad del algoritmo para encontrar el conjunto de soluciones eficientes y el reducido tiempo de simulación requerido. Esta herramienta permite que los despachadores del sistema puedan tomar rápidas decisiones, incluso bajo condiciones de múltiples fallas en la red.A model to solve the service restoration problem in medium voltage distribution networks is developed in this work. The algorithm was developed in MATLAB and is able to find a set of topologies that minimize two objectives under the concept of Pareto dominance. The search of efficient solutions is attained using the evolutive multiobjective optimization technique called NSGA-II together with a powerful codification strategy and genetic operators specially developed for the configuration of the electric network. The main results of this work focused on the ability of the algorithm to find the set of efficient solutions and reduced simulation time. This tool enables system dispatchers to make quick decisions, even under conditions of multiple failures in the network.

  19. Análisis de estabilidad del reactor PFTR para una reacción con cinética de primer orden utilizando la funcional de Lyapunov

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    Héctor Armando Durán Peralta

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Abunda la literatura referente al análisis de estabilidad de reactores con parámetros globalizados de concentración y temperatura (por ejemplo el CSTR, en cambio es escasa la literatura sobre la estabilidad de reactores con parámetros distribuidos donde existe distribución espacial de concentración y temperatura, como es el caso del reactor tubular PFTR. Este documento analiza la estabilidad del reactor PFTR isotérmico y no isotérmico para una reacción con cinética de primer orden utilizando la funcional de Lyapunov. Se trabaja con una cinética de primer orden pues un objetivo de este artículo es mostrar cómo se aplica la funcional de Lyapunov al análisis de un reactor de parámetros distribuidos, dado que es casi inexistente la literatura sobre el método de la funcional de Lyapunov aplicada a la estabilidad de reactores (técnica usada en el análisis de estabilidad de sistemas en ingeniería eléctrica. El análisis de estabilidad dio como resultado perfiles de temperatura y concentración asintóticamente estables para los casos PFTR isotérmico, no isotérmico con constante cinética independiente de la temperatura y PFTR no isotérmico adiabático. Para el PFTR con retiro de calor el análisis condujo a una región de estabilidad asintótica y a una región incierta donde puede o no haber oscilaciones.

  20. PRODUÇÃO DE BIODIESEL POR BIOCATÁLISE UTILIZANDO MÉTODO ALTERNATIVO DE IMOBILIZAÇÃO DA LIPASE EM HIDROGEL

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    Fernanda Marder

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A sociedade vem buscando alternativas para reduzir o processo de destruição ambiental instalada no planeta, porém, a partirdo século passado, uma nova visão sobre o uso indiscriminado dos recursos ambientais passou a ser discutido levando a utilizaçãode tecnologias alternativas de produção de combustíveis mais limpos, como o biodiesel, produzido a partir de óleos vegetais. Osprocessos enzimáticos constituem-se numa alternativa de produção, por serem métodos biotecnológicos e menos impactantes aomeio ambiente, apresentando até então, elevado custo de produção. Com o objetivo de diminuir custos e aumentar a eficiênciainvestigou-se a imobilização das enzimas por método alternativo e o emprego destes biocatalisadores na produção de biodiesel. Aimobilização da lipase PS Amano foi realizada utilizando esferas formadas pela hidratação de hidrogéis comerciais em soluçãoaquosa contendo a enzima. Com a enzima imobilizada realizou-se a transesterificação, na qual obteve-se conversões em ésteresmetílicos com rendimento de até 70%, em solvente orgânico, no tempo de 24h, temperatura de 55°C, 100 rpm e 40 esferas dehidrogel com enzima imobilizada. O método de transesterificação enzimática com as enzimas imobilizadas em hidrogéisapresentou-se como uma tecnologia alternativa e promissora para a obtenção de biodiesel.

  1. Proposta de reconhecimento de padrão de conforto em clientes com pênfigo vulgar utilizando a Lógica Fuzzy

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    Euzeli da Silva Brandao

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Propuesta de reconocimiento del estándar de comodidad en clientes con pénfigo vulgar utilizando la Lógica Fuzzy O objetivo é propor a Lógica Fuzzy para reconhecimento de padrões de conforto de pessoas submetidas a uma tecnologia de cuidar em Enfermagem por apresentarem pênfigo vulgar, uma doença cutâneo-mucosa rara que acomete principalmente adultos. A proposta aplicável em métodos experimentais com sujeitos submetidos à comparação quali-quantitativa (taxonomia/pertinência do padrão de conforto antes e depois da intervenção. Requer o registro em escala cromática correspondente à intensidade de cada atributo: dor; mobilidade e comprometimento da autoimagem. As regras Fuzzy estabelecidas pela máquina de inferência definem o padrão de conforto em desconforto máximo, mediano e mínimo, traduzindo a eficácia dos cuidados de Enfermagem. Apesar de pouco utilizada na área de Enfermagem, essa lógica viabiliza pesquisas sem dimensionamento a priori do número de sujeitos em função da estimação de parâmetros populacionais. Espera-se avaliação do padrão de conforto do cliente com pênfigo diante da tecnologia aplicada de forma personalizada, conduzindo a avaliação global.

  2. Algoritmo para el cálculo de la transformada Z inversa utilizando DERIVE // Algorithm for the calculation of the transformed inverse Z using the mathematical assistant DERIVE.

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    D. Galán Martínez

    2000-07-01

    Full Text Available Una de las herramientas matemáticas más utilizadas en ingeniería en el estudio de los denominados sistemas de control dedatos muestreados es la transformada Z. La transformada Z como método operacional puede ser utilizada en la resoluciónde ecuaciones en diferencias finitas; las cuales formulan la dinámica de los sistemas de control de datos muestreados. Estatransformada juega un papel similar que el de la transformada de Laplace en el análisis de los sistemas de control de tiempocontinuo.El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo la confección de un programa para computadora digital, utilizando el asistentematemático DERIVE, para la determinación de la transformada Z inversa de una función algebraica racional, las cualesmodelan matemáticamente los sistemas de control de datos muestreados lineales que aparecen con mucha frecuencia en elestudio de los procesos de ingeniería.Palabras claves: Algoritmo, transformada Z, DERIVE, función algebraica racional, modelo matemático._______________________________________________________________________AbstractOne of the mathematical tools more used in engineering in the study of the denominated systems of data control samples isthe transformed Z. The transformed Z like as an operational method can be used in the resolution of equations in finitedifferences; which formulate the dynamics of the systems of data control samples. This transformed plays a similar paperthat the Laplace transformed in the analysis of the systems of control in continuous time.The present work has as objective the confection of a program for digital computer, using the mathematical assistantDERIVES, for the determination of the Z inverse transformed of a rational algebraic function, which model mathematicallythe systems of lineal data control samples that appear very frecuently in the study of the engineering processesKey words: algorithm, Z inverse transformed, Derives, Digital computer program, Rational

  3. DISEÑO ESTADÍSTICO PARA LA REMOCIÓN DE ROJO BÁSICO 46 UTILIZANDO TIERRA FULLER REGENERADA COMO MATERIAL ALTERNATIVO

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    Benjamín Zuluaga Díaz

    Full Text Available Diferentes materiales no convencionales han sido evaluados en los últimos años como adsorbentes para el tratamiento de efluentes coloreados provenientes de la industria textil. La tierra fuller (TF compuesta por distintos minerales, ha presentado una alta capacidad para la remoción de diferentes colorantes catiónicos, no obstante el rojo básico 46 (RB46, ampliamente utilizando en los procesos de tinción no ha sido estudiado sobre este material. En esta investigación se evalúan las mejores condiciones para alcanzar la mayor remoción del RB46 sobre TF mediante un diseño estadístico de experimentos bajo sistema discontinuo. Las variables analizadas fueron dosis de adsorbente, concentración de colorante y tiempo de contacto. La concentración final del colorante se cuantificó por espectrofotometría UV-Vis. Un diseño factorial 2³ y su posterior optimización a través de un diseño de superficie de respuesta central compuesta permitió alcanzar una remoción máxima del 99,07 % a una concentración de 35,0 mgL-1, una dosificación de 1,1 gL-1 y un tiempo de contacto de 8 h con un coeficiente de correlación ajustado del 96,79 %.

  4. DETERMINACIÓN DE COMPUESTOS CIANOGÉNICOS AMIGDALINA Y PRUNASINA EN SEMILLAS DE ALMENDRAS (PRUNUS DULCIS L UTILIZANDO CROMATOGRAFÍA LIQUIDA DE ALTA RESOLUCIÓN

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    Guillermo Arrázola

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue aplicar un técnica para determinar y cuantificar por separado los compuestos cianogénicos que pueden estar presentes en la semilla de almendra madura (Prunus dulcis. Entre los métodos encontrados, se seleccionó la cromatografía de líquidos de alta resolución (HPLC, que permite la cuantificación de los glucósidos cianogénicos amigdalina y prunasina por separado, adecuando diferentes procedimientos de extracción como el tamaño de partículas que influye en el proceso de liofilización, donde a menor superficie mayor área de contacto para la sublimación. Se ensayaron  muestras sin grasa y con grasa, utilizando los resultados con muestras con grasa, dados los resultados obtenidos. Se utilizó metanol 100% como extractante de los glucósidos cianogénicos, resultando una concentración de amigdalina máxima a partir un tiempo de extracción de 12 h y como fase móvil acetonitrilo/agua (20:80, se obtiene amigdalina, con una concentración de 9,8 mg/100g de muestra seca. Los cromatogramas obtenidos presentan tiempos de retención (Tr, Amigdalina: 3,4 min y Prunasina, 5,7 min, dos picos con excelente resolución, por lo tanto las condiciones anteriores se pueden utilizar para la identificación y  cuantificación de amigdalina y prunasina.

  5. FORMULAÇÃO DE EXTRATO AQUOSO DE TREMOÇO BRANCO (LUPINUS ALBUS L. ADICIONADO DE SUCO DE PITANGA UTILIZANDO METODOLOGIA DE SUPERFÍCIE DE RESPOSTA

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    Juliana Aparecida BOTARO

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi verifi car, através da metodologia de superfície de resposta, as melhores condições para a utilização simultânea de extrato aquoso de tremoço branco (Lupinus albus L. e de suco de pitanga (Eugenia unifl ora L. no desenvolvimento de uma bebida. Para tanto, as variáveis independentes foram representadas pelo volume de extrato aquoso de tremoço (mL e pelo volume de suco de pitanga (mL. As variáveis dependentes (respostas foram obtidas através de teste sensorial de aceitação (“aparência”, “aroma”, “sabor” e “impressão global”. A otimização conjunta das variáveis apontou o ensaio 2 (50mL de extrato aquoso de tremoço e 30mL de suco de pitanga do planejamento experimental como sendo o ótimo. Pode-se concluir que foi possível obter uma bebida com características sensoriais atrativas, utilizando extrato aquoso de tremoço e suco de pitanga. O uso da metodologia de superfície de resposta possibilitou a determinação de regiões de máxima aceitação para cada atributo avaliado na formulação da bebida contendo extrato aquoso de tremoço branco e suco de pitanga com um número mínimo de ensaios.

  6. Evaluación del estado trófico de la Laguna de Ayarza utilizando el modelo de simulacion WASP

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    Andrea Eunice Rodas

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Los modelos de simulación de calidad de agua, son herramientas ambientales que permiten interpretar y predecir la respuesta de un cuerpo de agua a las cargas contaminantes externas. El programa de simulación de calidad de agua (WASP versión 7.41 se utilizó para simular y evaluar la relación entre los nutrientes externos y la calidad de agua, en la Laguna de Ayarza, Santa Rosa, Guatemala. El modelo toma en cuenta dos ciclos de nutrientes (N y P, por medio de variables de calidad de agua: temperatura, nitrato (NO 3 , amonio (NH 4 , nitrógeno total (TN,fosfato (PO 4 , fósforo total (TP, y oxígeno disuelto (OD. El modelo se construyó tomando en cuenta la morfología del lago y las condiciones climáticas. El lago se dividió en siete segmentos, tomando en cuenta los flujos y los parámetros fisicoquímicos para cada uno. Se determinó el coeficiente de dispersión del lago y se calibró utilizando los datos de octubre 2010 a febrero 2011. El post-procesamiento se realizó por medio del software GNUPLOT. Los resultados de la modelación muestran que los valores de fósforo en todo el lago, presentan niveles de eutrofización, los valores de nitrógeno presentan niveles oligotróficos e indican que el lago soporta carga contaminanterelativamente alta.

  7. MODELAGEM DE MISTURAS NA FABRICAÇÃO DE COMPÓSITOS POLÍMERO-FIBRA, UTILIZANDO POLIETILENO E SERRAGEM DE Pinus sp.

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    Karla Pocai

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, foi estudado o efeito da composição de diferentes misturas de polietileno de alta densidade (HDPE virgem, HDPE reciclado e serragem de Pinus sp., nas propriedades físico-mecânicas de placas confeccionadas pelo processo de compressão. As misturas foram homogeneizadas em um misturador tipo Drais, sem controle de temperatura e moldadas por compressão em prensa hidráulica a 150oC. Partindo das placas, foram confeccionados corpos-de-prova para ensaios de tração, flexão, impacto e dureza, segundo normas ASTM, e também foram determinadas as densidades médias das placas. A modelagem estatística foi realizada segundo o planejamento centróide simplex, utilizando sete misturas dos três componentes e três repetições de cada mistura. Os resultados mostraram que a resistência à tração, a resistência à flexão, a dureza e a densidade das placas, são explicadas pelo modelo linear, enquanto a resistência ao impacto é explicada pelo modelo quadrático. Não houve diferença significativa nas propriedades físico-mecânicas dos compósitos confeccionados com HDPE virgem, daqueles confeccionados com HDPE reciclado, exceto para resistência ao impacto, no qual o HDPE virgem apresentou maiores valores.

  8. Evaluacion de la toxicidad de Cr+6 , Cu+2 y el efluente de cromado de una industria metalmecánica utilizando panagrellus redivivus como organismo de prueba

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    Nahyr Murillo

    1997-09-01

    Full Text Available Los ensayos de toxicidad son procedimientos en los cuales las respuestas de ciertos organismos acuáticos son utilizadas para detectar el efecto producido por la presencia de sustancias nocivas o tóxicas. Se consideran una herramienta importante de control ambiental, puesto que permitan evaluar de una manera rápida y confiable los impactos de contaminantes tóxicos sobre los ecosistemas, así como evaluar riesgos potenciales de salud. En el presente trabajo se evaluó un bioensayo utilizando como organismo de prueba Panagrellus redivivus, nemátodo que ha mostrado una alta sensibilidad a un gran número de sustancias tóxicas. Se determinó que la CL50-96h para cromo hexavalente fue de 43 mg/l y para sulfato de cobre quelatado de 2,6 mg/l. Aunque la concentración letal, encontrada para estos elementos fue relativamente alta comparada con otros organismos acuáticos, es importante señalar que a concentraciones de 13 mg/l y 0,12 mg/l se observó un efecto significativo sobre el crecimiento y maduración de Panagrellus redivivus. Estos hechos señalaron que los metales evaluados pueden generar efectos subletales, aun a bajas concentraciones. Para el efluente evaluado se encontró que la CL50-96h fue de 1,4%, y concentraciones de 0,4 y 0,005 % producen una disminución en el crecimiento y maduración, respectivamente.

  9. Metodología para la toma de decisiones de inversión en portafolio de acciones utilizando la técnica multicriterio AHP

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    John Willmer Escobar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una metodología para la toma de decisiones en el mercado accionario colombiano utilizando la técnica multicriterio Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP. La problemática está relacionada con el proceso de inversión en un mercado bursátil considerando criterios de riesgo y rentabilidad. La metodología propuesta incluye la integración de las técnicas tradicionales de decisión de inversión en portafolio de acciones junto con la técnica multicriterio AHP que permite evaluar un número finito de alternativas de manera jerárquica bajo criterios cualitativos y cuantitativos. La metodología ha sido probada en la solución del problema de selección de portafolio de acciones de alta y media bursatilidad que cotizaron en el mercado colombiano durante el periodo de diciembre de 2007 a abril de 2010. Los resultados computacionales muestran la importancia y la eficiencia de la integración exitosa de los criterios tradicionales de inversión en portafolio de acciones junto con la metodología AHP para encontrar un balance apropiado entre rentabilidad y riesgo en el proceso de toma de decisiones de inversión en acciones en el mercado bursátil colombiano. Derechos reservados © 2015 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Contaduría y Administración. Este es un artículo de acceso abierto distribuido bajo los términos de la Licencia Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

  10. Biomonitoramento de metais pesados no Córrego do Cravo e Represa Paraíso utilizando Astianax bimaculatus (Linnaeus, 1758 (Characiformes, Characidae

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    Samuel Mariano-da-Silva

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available As áreas utilizadas como lixões e aterros controlados são focos potenciais de poluição, uma vez que os resíduos sólidos podem conter substâncias químicas com características tóxicas, como os metais pesados por exemplo. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar os teores de cobalto, cádmio, chumbo, cromo, cobre, ferro, manganês e zinco em chorume e em peixes da espécie Astyanax bimaculatus oriundos do córrego do Cravo e da Represa Paraíso, que sofre com a contaminação direta e indireta dos líquidos percolados do aterro controlado de Jataí – GO. Uma amostra de chorume foi extraída da bacia de deposição, situada no lado nordeste do aterro. Outras onze amostras foram coletadas em diferentes pontos de afloramento superficial espontâneo, todos estes localizados sobre o aterro sanitário, totalizando doze amostras de chorume. Os espécimes foram coletados entre os meses de janeiro a março de 2008, utilizando anzol, em toda a extensão (5 km, em 32 pontos do Córrego do Cravo (±130 em 130 metros e em 3 pontos da Represa Paraíso. Foi comprovada a contaminação pelos metais cádmio, chumbo, cromo e ferro, considerando os valores máximos permitidos, indicando que nos compartimentos ambientais estudados está havendo contaminação.

  11. Evaluación de residuos de papa, yuca y naranja para la producción de etanol en cultivo discontinuo utilizando Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Leidy Patricia Quintero Mora

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo de investigación tuvo como objetivo producir etanol utilizando un jarabe glucosado elaborado a partir de residuos de papa, naranja y yuca, por cultivo discontinuo como una alternativa para el manejo de los residuos generados. Para cumplir con el objetivo planteado se utilizaron cepas Saccharomyces cerevisiae, una cepa nativa (LYP y una cepa control (CTL obtenida del Cepario de la Universidad. Posteriormente, para la elaboración de los medios de fermentación los residuos se sometieron a un tratamiento de hidrólisis química con ácido clorhídrico al 2%v, temperatura de 75°C y 8 horas, estos parámetros fueron seleccionados como resultado del análisis estadístico del diseño factorial 33 el cual encontró diferencias estadísticamente significativas (p≥0,05 en las variables evaluadas sobre la generación de azucares reductores. Finalmente, se realizaron fermentaciones de 500ml a 30°C 150rpm con base en un diseño factorial 42 para la evaluación de los sustratos fermentativos y el microorganismo fermentador, en donde se encontró que no existen diferencias significativas (p≥0,05 tanto para los sustratos como para las cepas: control (CTL y nativa (LYP, en la producción de etanol. Sin embargo, en las interacciones entre variables si se encontraron diferencias altamente significativas (p≤0,05, la mayor producción de etanol obtenido fue de 3,15 y 2,6%v para la cepa LYP y CLT, respectivamente, cuando se emplearon los jarabes de naranja y yuca como fuente de carbono.

  12. Inmunodiagnóstico de la infección en humanos por Trypanosoma cruzi mediante ELISA utilizando sangre recolectada en papel de filtro

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    Luis C. Orozco

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios seroepidemiológicos para la detección de anticuerpos contra Trypanosoma cruzi requieren de un gran número de muestras y la obtención de sangre por punción venosa y su transporte se hacen difíciles y costosos. La recolección de sangre en papel de filtro minimiza éstas dificultades y el estudio valoró tanto éste sistema como la validez y reproducibilidad del inmunoensayo ELlSA para el inmunodiagnóstico de la infección en humanos por T cruzi Se utilizó suero y eluídos de sangre recolectada en papel de filtro de personas de zona endémica de enfermedad de Chagas para la detección de anticuerpos contra T cruzi mediante las pruebas de inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFI y ELISA. Lavalidez del ELlSA utilizando eluídos de sangre en papel de filtro presentó un área bajo la curva de receptor operador (ROC de 0.9944. El acuerdo del ELlSA entre los dos tipos de muestra presentó una distribución cercana a la normal con un promedio de -0.01 y una desviación estándar de 0.23. Se evidenció que la reproducibilidad del IFI es inferior a la del ELISA. Esta mayor concordancia y la mayor sensibilidad y especificidad encontrada previamente para el ELISA hacen pensar en la posibilidad de presentarla como alternativa de prueba de referencia para la detección de anticuerpos contra 7: cruziy su utilización en estudios epidemiológicos.

  13. Aplicación electrónica para el ahorro de energía eléctrica utilizando una energía alternativa

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    Juan Carlos Cruz-Ardila

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta un trabajo orientado a disminuir el consumo de energía eléctrica entregada por la red eléctrica convencional, a través del aprovechamiento de la energía solar fotovoltaica. Se propone el diseño de un sistema de transferencia electrónica que facilita el uso de la energía eléctrica DC proveniente del panel solar, suprimiendo de esta manera, la utilización del inversor de voltaje, comúnmente usado en este tipo de aplicaciones y que eleva el costo de utilización de la energía solar. Se da a conocer inicialmente una revisión del estado del arte, que permite contextualizar el problema resuelto a partir de una energía renovable como la fotovoltaica, destacándose que actualmente España es el país con mayor desarrollo en este tema. Luego, se muestra el desarrollo secuencial del sistema de alimentación y la transferencia electrónica, haciendo una descripción de las variables identificadas y explicación, con el uso de diagramas de flujo, del sistema embebido implementado. También se da una descripción de los dispositivos usados tal como el sensor de corriente, la regulación y la rectificación. Se muestra el esquemático de la transferencia implementada. Finalmente, se revelan los resultados y las pruebas operacionales realizadas al sistema para demostrar la funcionalidad de la aplicación electrónica en el ahorro de la energía eléctrica utilizando una energía alternativa.

  14. Evaluación de la edad dental en niños venezolanos utilizando el método de Schour y Massler

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    Zapata-K

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: La presente investigación pretende determinar la precisión del método propuesto por Schour y Massler para la estimación de la edad dental en un grupo de niños Venezolanos que asistió al Servicio de Ortodoncia de Interceptiva de la Universidad Central de Venezuela en el período de 2001-2011. Materiales y métodos: Se seleccionó una muestra estratifi por edad y sexo incluyendo radiografías panorámicas de alta calidad tomadas a pacientes sanos con edades de 4 a 10 años. Se determinó estadio de erupción (con barrera ósea, sin barrera ósea, en plano oclusal y formación radicular (etapas de Nolla en la muestra, comparando las medias con las tablas de Schour y Massler (ANOVA p=0.05 distribuyendo por rangos de edad. Resultados: La erupción dental fue similar a la graficada en las tablas de Schour y Massler, con un adelanto estadísticamente significavo para el incisivo central inferior y retardo para del primer premolar superior y segundo premolar inferior. La formación radicular estuvo retrasada en comparación con las tablas, siendo estadísticamente signifi\tpara las etapas fi\tde formación radicular del incisivo lateral inferior, el primer premolar superior, segundos premolares y segundo molar superior. Conclusiones: La estimación de edad dental utilizando las tablas de Schour y Massler fue apropiada en esta muestra de niños Venezolanos.

  15. Estimativa de peso ao nascimento utilizando a ultrassonografia bidimensional e tridimensional Estimate of birth weight using two- and three-dimensional ultrasonography

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    Luciano Marcondes Machado Nardozza

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a acurácia de uma fórmula utilizando o volume do braço (VolBra, da coxa (VolCox e parâmetros bidimensionais [circunferência abdominal (CA e comprimento do fêmur (CF] fetais na predição de peso ao nascimento. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um estudo do tipo corte transversal envolvendo 78 gestações únicas de fetos vivos, euploides e sem malformações estruturais, dentro de 48 horas antes do nascimento. O VolBra e o VolCox foram aferidos por meio da ultrassonografia tridimensional utilizando-se o modo multiplanar a intervalos de 5 mm. A CA e o CF foram aferidos por meio da ultrassonografia bidimensional. Foram realizadas análises de regressão linear e polinomial para determinação da melhor fórmula para predizer o peso fetal com base no VolBra, VolCox, CA e CF. Os erros obtidos com essas fórmulas foram comparados com os obtidos com as fórmulas de Shepard e Hadlock por meio de ANOVA. RESULTADOS: A melhor fórmula que estimou o peso ao nascimento foi uma linear simples (Peso= -1486,1 + 60,5CA + 140,57CF + 16,6VolBra + 4,8VolCox, com R2= 0,932. O erro (E, erro absoluto (EA, erro percentual (EP e erro percentual absoluto (EPA da fórmula que utiliza os parâmetros bi e tridimensionais foram 0 g, 0,2%, 112,2 g e 3,7%, respectivamente. Em relação às fórmulas bidimensionais, a nova equação apresentou menores E, EA, EP e EPA que a fórmula de Shepard, e menores EA e EPA em relação à fórmula de Hadlock. CONCLUSÃO: A fórmula de predição de peso utilizando o VolBra, VolCox, CF e CA se mostrou superior às fórmulas que utilizam apenas parâmetros bidimensionais.OBJECTIVE: Assess and compare accuracy of birth weight prediction using a combination of two-dimensional (abdominal circumference - AC and femur length - FL and three-dimensional parameters (fetal arm -VolArm and thigh -VolTh volumes. METHODS: A cross sectional study was carried out involving 78 singleton, live, euploid fetuses without structural malformations

  16. Uso de estimulantes de crescimento radicular associado a doses de fósforo na cultura do feijoeiro

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    José Iran Cardoso da Silva

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito da aplicação do Stimulate e Forth Seed associados a cinco doses de fósforo(P no desenvolvimento do sistema radicular e parte aérea de plantas de feijão. O experimento foi desenvolvido em condições de casa de vegetação nas dependências do Departamento de Recursos Naturais – Ciência do Solo, da Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas (FCA, UNESP, Campus de Botucatu, SP. O solo usado foi um Latossolo Vermelho Escuro de textura média. As unidades experimentais foram vasos contendo 8 dm3 de solo mantendo-se a umidade correspondente a 60% do Volume Total de Poros (VTP ocupados por água. Utilizou-se a cultivar de feijão IAC-Carioca, em um delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, sendo os tratamentos constituídos de dois produtos (Stimulate e Forth Seed nas respectivas doses 5 e 3 mL Kg-1 de sementes e uma testemunha sem biofertilizante, e 5 doses de P (0, 16, 32, 64 e 128 mg dm-3, com três repetições. Foi avaliada, também, a qualidade fisiológica das sementes usadas no experimento por meio de: a primeira contagem do teste padrão de germinação; b emergência; c vigor, mediante a contagem de emergência; d velocidade de emergência e determinação do crescimento das plântulas. O uso de Stimulate e Forth Seed agregados a doses de P causou redução no peso seco final das plantas.

  17. Data mining utilizando redes neuronales

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    Ale, Juan María; Bot, Romina Laura

    2004-01-01

    Las Redes Neuronales son ampliamente utilizadas para tareas relacionadas con reconocimiento de patrones y clasificación. Aunque son clasificadores muy precisos, no son comúnmente utilizadas para Data Mining porque producen modelos de aprendizaje inexplicables. El algoritmo TREPAN extrae hipótesis explicables de una Red Neuronal entrenada. Las hipótesis producidas por el algoritmo se representan con un árbol de decisión que aproxima a la red. Los árboles de decisión extraídos por TREPAN no pue...

  18. AVALIAÇÃO EXPERIMENTAL DA SENSIBILIDADE DO BIODIESEL B5 EM FROTAS DE ÔNIBUS URBANO E INTERURBANO UTILIZANDO MOTOR DIESEL

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    M. F. Oliveira Filho

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é investigar a consolidação do uso do biodiesel em motores de duas frotas de ônibus, uma urbana e uma interurbana. Entende-se serem necessários estudos para se observar, do ponto de vista tecnológico, se o uso do biodiesel apresenta problemas quanto ao desgaste das peças diretamente envolvidas com o combustível e também observar as flutuações, para mais ou para menos, do consumo específico desse combustível. O diesel fóssil – tipo D (interior ou marítmo – e Biodiesel B5 foram analisados analiticamente, investigando-se também o teor de enxofre presente. Duas frotas de ônibus urbana e interurbana, sediadas em Natal/RN – Brasil, possuíam 41 e 13 veículos, respectivamente. Foram analisadas as planilhas de cada veículo no período de três anos (2008 a 2010 e entrevistados os responsáveis pela manutenção e condução da frota para observar os relatos dos mesmos quanto aos aspectos resultantes da política brasileira ambientalmente amigável para substituição do óleo diesel pelo B5. Segundo uma avaliação do consumo de combustível, houve um aumento não-linear (cerca de 5 % quando da substituição do diesel pelo biodiesel B5, mas não foi observada qualquer manutenção adicional relacionada com a sua utilização; todavia foi compensado pela redução de emissões de compostos químicos de dióxido de nitrogênio e teor de enxofre, como medido por Fernandes, 2011. Além disso, a funcionalidade ea vida residual em serviço dos ônibus utilizando misturas diesel são discutidos.

  19. Modelagem da curva de retenção de água de Latossolos utilizando a Equação Duplo Van Genuchten

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    Carla Eloize Carducci

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Os Latossolos da região do Cerrado brasileiro, em função da mineralogia da fração argila e estrutura granular, apresentam elevado volume de poros grandes e de poros extremamente pequenos, não mostrando significativo volume de poros intermediários, o que faz com que neles a disponibilidade de água para as plantas seja baixa. Este trabalho objetivou caracterizar e modelar o comportamento da retenção de água em Latossolos oxídicos da região do Cerrado, pertencentes a diferentes classes texturais. Foram coletadas amostras do horizonte Bw de 10 Latossolos oxídicos sob vegetação nativa. A retenção de água nos potenciais matriciais de 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 e 10 kPa foi obtida em unidade de sucção nos potenciais de 33, 60, 100, 500 e 1.500 kPa no extrator de Richards, e a água retida sob potenciais de 1.500 a 300.000 kPa foi quantificada utilizando o psicrômetro de termopar WP4-T. O modelo duplo van Genuchten foi proposto para ajustar os dados experimentais de retenção de água por meio de procedimentos de ajuste de modelos não lineares do software R 2.10.1; também foi avaliada a relação entre as estimativas dos parâmetros do modelo, bem como a inclinação do ponto de inflexão com as propriedades texturais dos solos, aplicando o teste de correlação de Pearson. Os resultados mostraram o bom ajuste do modelo e alto poder de predição, sendo observada correlação do conteúdo de argila do solo com os parâmetros da equação (Usat, Upmp, Ures, assim como, com a inclinação do segundo ponto de inflexão (Itex. A textura dos Latossolos influenciou o comportamento das curvas de retenção de água. As curvas de retenção de água dos Latossolos em estudo apresentaram comportamento bimodal no intervalo de potencial matricial estudado.

  20. Fitorremediação de solos contaminados com arsênio (As utilizando braquiária Phytoremediation of arsenic-contaminated soils using Brachiaria grass

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    Alessandra Silveira Antunes Araújo

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Conduziu-se este trabalho, com o objetivo de avaliar o potencial fitoextrator de arsênio (As da Brachiaria decumbens Stapf., cultivada em casa de vegetação, utilizando-se seis solos: Latossolo Amarelo Distrófico (LAd, Latossolo Vermelho Distrófico (LVd, Neossolo Flúvico (RU, Neossolo Quartzarênico (RQ, Gleissolo Háplico (GX e Gleissolo Melânico (GM. O As foi adicionado aos solos na forma de arsenato de sódio heptahidratado nas doses 0, 25, 50, 200 e 800 mg kg-1. As plantas foram coletadas 55 dias após a semeadura, separadas em parte aérea e raiz e, após secagem do material em estufa, o mesmo foi digerido segundo o método 3051 da USEPA, sendo o teor de As determinado por espectrofotometria de absorção atômica (EEA com forno de grafite. Observou-se redução no desenvolvimento da braquiária de forma diferenciada nas seis classes de solo. Houve baixa translocação do As, da raiz para a parte aérea, sendo essa espécie considerada tolerante ao elemento e não hiperacumuladora, podendo ser utilizada em programas de revegetação de áreas contaminadas pelo elemento.This work evaluated the phytoextraction potential of arsenic (As by Brachiaria decumbens growing under greenhouse conditions in six soils: a Dystrophic Yellow Latosol (LAd, a Dystrophic Red Latosol (LVd, a Fluvic Neosol (RU, a Quartzenic Neosol (RQ, a Haplic Gleysol (GX, and a Melanic Gleysol (GM. Arsenic was added to the soils as sodium arsenate heptahydrate (Na2HAsO4.7H2O at the following doses: 0, 25, 50, 200, and 800 mg kg-1. The plants were collected 55 days after planting for determination of shoot and root dry matter production. Arsenic shoot and root contents were evaluated after digestion according to the USEPA 3051A method, following analysis by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy. Plant development was differently affected by As in the six different soil classes. There was low translocation of As and consequently most of the As was detected in the

  1. Técnicas de Big Data e Projeção de Risco de Mercado utilizando Dados em Alta Frequência

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    Alcides Carlos Araújo

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available De acordo com White (2012, o mundo passa por um período denominado de “Era dos Dados”, em que o “universo digital” poderá ter um tamanho de 44 zetabytes em 2020. Um dos fatores para o crescimento do número de dados são as operações em alta frequência em bolsas de valores, estas cresceram significativamente nos últimos anos. Neste contexto, torna-se difícil mensurar a volatilidade durante o dia devido à quantidade de negociações em tempo real. Neste caso, deve-se calcular adequadamente as medidas de volatilidade para que realmente o risco seja percebido pelo operador. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar uma metodologia para obter a volatilidade futura a partir da extração dos dados e do cálculo da volatilidade por meio de técnicas de Big Data. Para atender o objetivo foram analisadas todas as ações existentes no banco de dados da BOVESPA. Neste artigo, foram selecionadas as 10 ações mais negociadas no período entre os anos de 2012 a 2014 para apresentação dos resultados. Na primeira fase, desenvolveram-se as funções para tratamento dos dados e estimação das medidas de risco utilizando-se da linguagem de programação Python. Na segunda fase utilizou-se o Apache Hadoop e o MapReduce (com o Hadoop Streaming para o cálculo distribuído da estimação do modelo de volatilidade. Para estimar a Volatilidade Percebida foram utilizadas séries de preços ponderados pelo volume no intervalo de 5 minutos. Como método de projeção foi utilizado o modelo HAR-RV, proposto em Corsi (2003. Como resultados, foram desenvolvidas implementações em Python para estimação da Volatilidade Percebida e implementações em Apache Hadoop e MapReduce (com o Hadoop Streaming para projeção da Volatilidade. Os resultados das estimativas e projeções ocorreram conforme esperado pela literatura.

  2. Remoção de nitrogênio de efluente agroindustrial utilizando biorreatores = Nitrogen removal from agro-industrial wastewater using bioreactors

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    Roberta Miranda Teixeira

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho tem como objetivo avaliar a remoção de nitrogênio do efluente de uma indústria frigorífica utilizando biorreatores de nitrificação e desnitrificação. O sistema foi composto por dois reatores de fluxo contínuo operados em série: um reator híbrido(anaeróbio/anóxico conectado a um reator tipo filtro biológico de fluxo ascendente com aeração, o qual possuía um reciclo para o reator híbrido. A alimentação foi realizada com água residuária proveniente da estação de tratamento de uma indústria processadora de avese suínos. O acompanhamento do processo foi realizado por análises periódicas da concentração de amônia, nitrato, nitrito, alcalinidade, demanda química de oxigênio (DQO e pH. A eficiência do sistema na remoção de nitrogênio foi comparada com a eficiência teórica máxima para a razão de reciclo utilizada.This work evaluates the process of nitrogen removal from wastewater at a meat processing plant, using nitrification and denitrification in bioreactors. The system was composed of two reactors with continuous flow operated in series: a hybrid reactor(anaerobic/anoxic connected to an ascending flow biological filter with aeration, which recycled into the hybrid reactor. Feeding was accomplished with wastewater from the treatment station of a poultry and swine processing plant. The process was monitored by periodic analysis of the concentrations of ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, alkalinity, chemical oxygen demand (COD and pH. The nitrogen removal efficiency of the system was compared with the maximum theoretical efficiency for the recycle rate used.

  3. Elaboración de una pasta de harina compuesta utilizando sémola e hidrolizado de germen desgrasado de maíz (Zea mays L.

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    Eumelia Gómez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El germen desgrasado de maíz subproducto de la extracción del aceite, presenta niveles altos de carbohidratos, proteína, fibra y palatabilidad poco agradable, que mejora al hidrolizarlo, aumentándose la disponibilidad de sus componentes, para obtener un ingrediente potencial en la preparación de alimentos. El objetivo del trabajo fue utilizar el hidrolizado para sustituir parcialmente la sémola de trigo durum, y obtener una harina compuesta para elaborar una pasta larga, nutritiva y aceptable sensorialmente. El germen desgrasado hidrolizado enzimáticamente, se deshidrató por atomización y se elaboraron tres formulaciones sustituyendo la sémola de trigo durum por el hidrolizado en 10 %, 15 % y 20 %. Se midieron parámetros de cocción, evaluaciones físicas, químicas, microbiológicas, nutricionales y sensoriales, utilizando metodologías oficiales nacionales e internacionales. Con la sustitución disminuyeron el tiempo de cocción, el volumen y los sólidos disueltos. Los atributos evaluados olor, sabor y color señalaron que la mejor pasta fue la sustituida en 10 % (p ≤ 0,05. Los valores de proteína 12,8 % y de carbohidratos 84,10 %, fueron semejantes a la pasta de sémola de trigo durum. Los niveles de fósforo, hierro y magnesio (400 mg/100 g, 3,49 mg/100 g, 118,47 mg/100 g y el aporte energético (394 kcal/100 g fueron mayores. La estabilidad microbiológica indicó que el producto sustituido con 10 %, se mantiene apto para el consumo durante 2 meses. Se concluye que es factible el uso del hidrolizado en un 10 % de sustitución en la elaboración de pasta larga, con alta aceptabilidad.

  4. Evaluación poscosecha y estimación de vida útil de guayaba fresca utilizando el modelo de Weibull

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    García Mogollón Carlos

    2010-09-01

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    La guayaba (Psidium guajava L. es una fruta tropical susceptible de sufrir alteraciones indeseables que afectan su vida útil debido a condiciones inadecuadas de almacenamiento y acondicionamiento. En este trabajo se estimó la vida útil de guayaba en fresco utilizando el modelo probabilístico de Weibull y se valuó la calidad de los frutos durante almacenamiento en diferentes condiciones de temperatura y empaque. La evaluación poscosecha se hizo por 15 días con guayabas variedad regional roja. Se utilizó un diseño completamente al azar con arreglo factorial consistente en tres factores: tiempo de almacenamiento con seis niveles (0, 3, 6, 9, 12 y 15 días, temperatura de almacenamiento con dos niveles: ambiente (37 °C y humedad relativa (HR entre 85 y 90% y refrigeración (9±2 °C y HR de 85 - 90%; dos tipo de empaques: bandeja de poliestireno con film plástico de PVC y 'foil' de aluminio. Durante la evaluación sensorial en el periodo de almacenamiento se usó una escala estructurada de tres puntos grado de satisfacción. El modelo de Weibull demostró ser adecuado para predecir la vida útil de la guayaba fresca basados en los criterios de ajustes, límites de confianza de aceptación y fallo. Durante el periodo de almacenamiento se observó que el factor tiempo, la temperatura y el tipo de empaque tienen un efecto estadístico significativo (P < 0.05 sobre el diámetro equivalente, esfericidad, masa específica aparente, SST, pH, acidez y evaluación sensorial de los frutos. El producto puede ser consumido como fruta fresca hasta diez días de almacenamiento a temperatura ambiente y máximo quince días en almacenamiento refrigerado.

  5. Brasicáceas y perspectivas de control biológico del insecto plaga Plutella xylostella (Lepidóptera: Plutellidae utilizando Bacillus thuringiensis

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    Julieth Mena Guerrero

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available La Plutella xylostella (L. es un insecto plaga que afecta principalmente los cultivos de brasicáceas o crucíferas como el repollo, coliflor, brócoli y rábano, entre otros. Las limitaciones del rendimiento y calidad de estos cultivos se deben principalmente al difícil manejo de esta plaga. En la actualidad, para controlar la P. xylostella se utilizan insecticidas de síntesis química, como piretroides, carbamatos u organofosforados, los cuales tienen acción inmediata pero causan efectos adversos en la salud y en el ambiente. Adicionalmente, la ausencia de enemigos naturales capaces de controlar a sus poblaciones, y su resistencia a numerosos insecticidas convencionales hacen que este insecto se establezca rápidamente en áreas productoras de brasicáceas. Se calcula que los costos mundiales asociados al control de la P. xylostella, sumados a las pérdidas en la producción agrícola, están entre cuatro y cinco billones de dólares anuales. Se han propuesto alternativas seguras, efectivas y de menor impacto ambiental, como el control biológico, que permite la producción sostenible de los cultivos de brasicáceas. La industria agrícola y forestal reconoce a la bacteria entomopatógena Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt como una buena alternativa biológica a los insecticidas químicos, puesto que es inocua sobre el ambiente y su toxicidad es altamente selectiva, ligada a su estrecho rango de especificidad sobre diferentes insectos plaga de los órdenes Lepidóptera, Coleóptera y Díptera. En esta revisión se presentan las posibilidades actuales que se pueden emplear para el control de la P. xylostella utilizando modelos investigativos basados en ensayos biológicos con Bt. Dichas posibilidades buscan superar las desventajas existentes en relación con la plaga P. xylostella y los cultivos de brasicáceas, además de entender la fisiología de Bt bajo condiciones que permitan incrementar la eficacia en el control biológico.

  6. Evaluación poscosecha y estimación de vida útil de guayaba fresca utilizando el modelo de Weibull

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    Carlos García Mogollón

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La guayaba (Psidium guajava L. es una fruta tropical susceptible de sufrir alteraciones indeseables que afectan su vida útil debido a condiciones inadecuadas de almacenamiento y acondicionamiento. En este trabajo se estimó la vida útil de guayaba en fresco utilizando el modelo probabilístico de Weibull y se valuó la calidad de los frutos durante almacenamiento en diferentes condiciones de temperatura y empaque. La evaluación poscosecha se hizo por 15 días con guayabas variedad regional roja. Se utilizó un dise&#ntilde;o completamente al azar con arreglo factorial consistente en tres factores: tiempo de almacenamiento con seis niveles (0, 3, 6, 9, 12 y 15 días, temperatura de almacenamiento con dos niveles: ambiente (37 °C y humedad relativa (HR entre 85 y 90% y refrigeración (9±2 °C y HR de 85 - 90%; dos tipo de empaques: bandeja de poliestireno con film plástico de PVC y 'foil' de aluminio. Durante la evaluación sensorial en el periodo de almacenamiento se usó una escala estructurada de tres puntos grado de satisfacción. El modelo de Weibull demostró ser adecuado para predecir la vida útil de la guayaba fresca basados en los criterios de ajustes, límites de confianza de aceptación y fallo. Durante el periodo de almacenamiento se observó que el factor tiempo, la temperatura y el tipo de empaque tienen un efecto estadístico significativo (P < 0.05 sobre el diámetro equivalente, esfericidad, masa específica aparente, SST, pH, acidez y evaluación sensorial de los frutos. El producto puede ser consumido como fruta fresca hasta diez días de almacenamiento a temperatura ambiente y máximo quince días en almacenamiento refrigerado.

  7. Sorologia da hanseníase utilizando PGL-I: revisão sistemática Leprosy serology using PGL-I: a systematic review

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    Rodrigo Scaliante de Moura

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A sorologia utilizando o antígeno espécie-específico do Mycobacterium leprae, PGL-I, pode ser um marcador de carga bacteriana em pacientes com hanseníase. Estudos identificaram potencial de uso da sorologia na classificação de pacientes para fins de tratamento, monitoramento de terapia, risco de recidiva e na seleção dos contatos com maior risco de adoecer. Foi realizada uma revisão sistemática e 26 artigos foram incluídos na análise comparativa. Avaliamos os resultados do uso da sorologia PGL-I em diferentes situações, suas limitações e possíveis aplicações. Estudos mostraram eficácia da sorologia PGL-I na classificação de pacientes, monitoramento da terapia, e nas reações hansênicas como teste preditivo. Para diagnóstico precoce e seguimento de população de alto risco, as metodologias utilizadas ainda não demonstraram custo-benefício favorável, porém estudos indicam que a utilização do teste poderá influenciar positivamente nos programas de controle da hanseníase. Com técnicas simples e robustas, o uso da sorologia PGL-I é viável.Serology using a species-specific antigen for Mycobacterium leprae, PGL-I, could be a marker for the bacterial load of patients with leprosy. Various studies have identified the potential use of serology in the classification of patients for treatment purposes, case monitoring, identification of the risk of relapse and selection of household contacts with a higher risk of contracting the disease. A systematic review of the literature was conducted and 26 articles were included in this comparative analysis. The results of the use of PGL-I serology in different situations, its limitations and possible applications were evaluated. Studies show the efficacy of PGL-I serology in the classification of patients, treatment monitoring and as a predictive test for leprosy reactions. To improve early diagnosis and follow-up of the population at greatest risk of developing leprosy, the

  8. Degradação redutiva de azo-corantes utilizando-se ferro metálico Reductive degradation of azo-dyes by metallic iron

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    Cláudio Lima de Souza

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Corantes azo são extensivamente utilizados em processos de tingimento de fibras têxteis, sendo caracterizados por elevada resistência frente a processos aeróbios de biodegradação e, por conseqüência, persistência nos processos convencionais de tratamento de resíduos. Neste trabalho reporta-se a degradação redutiva de corantes azo, utilizando-se ferro metálico. Em condições experimentais otimizadas (pH 7 e 10 g de lã de aço comercial a completa descoloração do corante modelo (preto reativo 5 foi conseguida em um sistema contínuo, operando com tempos de retenção de 6 min. Nestas condições, o ferro solubilizado alcança concentrações compatíveis com os limites impostos pela atual legislação brasileira (12 mg L-1. Trata-se de um resultado bastante promissor, principalmente levando-se em consideração o caráter recalcitrante dos azo corantes e a simplicidade do sistema proposto.Azo dyes are extensively used in textile dying processes and are characterized by extreme resistance to biodegradation and consequently persistence during conventional wastewater treatment processes. In this work the reductive degradation of azo dyes was studied using zero-valent iron. At optimized experimental conditions (pH 7 and 10 g of commercial iron wool complete decolorization of the model dye (reactive black 5 was afforded in a continuous system operating with hydraulic retention time of 6 min. At these conditions the released total soluble iron reaches a concentration compatible with the limits imposed by the current Brazilian legislation (12 mg L-1. That is a very promising result, mainly taking into account the high recalcitrant character of azo dyes and the simplicity of the proposed system.

  9. Evaluación de un filtro biológico como unidad de post-tratamiento de aguas residuales utilizando conchas marinas como material de soporte

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    Andres Galindo

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación se evaluó la eficiencia de un filtro biológico (FB a escala piloto, utilizando conchas marinas como material de soporte (MS para el post-tratamiento de aguas residuales municipales (ARM que provenían de un tratamiento previo anaerobio-aerobio. El FB se evaluó con diferentes cargas orgánicas, siendo los tiempos de retención hidráulicos (TRH estudiados: 12,85; 10,71; 8,57 y 6,43h. Los parámetros monitoreados fueron: pH, alcalinidad carbónica y total, temperatura, demanda química de oxígeno (DQO, demanda bioquímica de oxígeno (DBO, ácidos grasos volátiles (AGV, nitrógeno total Kjeldahl (NTK, fósforo total, sólidos suspendidos totales (SST, volátiles (SSV y fijos (SSF. Las mejores eficiencias de remoción de materia orgánica se obtuvieron a TRH de 10,71h, registrando remociones de DQOT, DQOS y DBO5,20 en el orden de 51,5; 48,6 y 39,2%. Sin embargo, la mejor eficiencia en la remoción de sólidos suspendidos se observó en el TRH de 6,43h (SST, 29%, SSV, 23,8% y SSF, 50%. A pesar de recibir tratamiento previo, el número de coliformes totales y fecales afluentes al FB fueron altos, presentando órdenes hasta de 107NMP/100ml, la mayores eficiencias en la remoción de Coliformes totales y fecales fueron de 97,24 y 94,63%, respectivamente, registradas en el TRH de 12,85h. Se evidencia que las conchas marinas (Arca zebra son MS sostenibles y con ellas se logran reducciones satisfactorias de materia orgánica en el tratamiento de ARM.

  10. AVALIAÇÃO SENSORIAL DE VINHAS RIESLING ITÁLICO NACIONAIS UTILIZANDO PERFIL LIVRE SENSORY EVALUATION OF BRAZILIAN WELCHRIESLING WINES BY FREE-CHOICE PROFILING

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    Marta de Toledo BENASSI

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    Full Text Available A literatura cita um grande número de trabalhos envolvendo análise sensorial descritiva para vinhos. Perfil Livre, uma nova técnica descritiva, foi utilizado na caracterização em termos de aparência, sabor e aroma para sete amostras de vinhos brancos Riesling Itálico nacionais. Doze provadores, sem experiência anterior com a técnica, foram selecionados utilizando-se teste triangular. Para o levantamento de atributos foi empregado o método rede. O número de atributos levantados por provador variou de sete a treze. Utilizou-se a análise Procrustes Generalizada para tratamento dos dados. Durante quinze dias, foram realizadas quinze sessões, sendo duas para a seleção de provadores, quatro para o levantamento de atributos, duas para checar a ficha e sete para avaliação das amostras (blocos incompletos balanceados. Foi obtida boa discriminação entre as amostras. Os vinhos foram separados com base em atributos de sabor (doce, frutado, ácido, "adstringente" e alcoólico, correlacionados com a dimensão 1 (25% da variância, e um atributo de aparência (cor amarela, correlacionado com a dimensão 2 (9% da variância.There is a large bibliography on descriptive sensory analysis of wines. Free-choice profiling, a new descriptive sensory technique, was applied to develop a profile with respect to appearance, aroma and taste for seven Brazilian Welchriesling wines. Twelve panelists, without experience with the technique, were selected using triangular tests. The Grid method was used to obtain the list of descriptors. The number of attributes developed for each judge vary from seven to thirteen. Generalized Procrustes Analysis were applied to the data. During fifteen days, fifteen sessions were realized: two to select the assessors, four to develop the terminology, two to check the score sheets and seven to evaluate the wines (balanced incomplete block design. It was observed good discrimination between the samples. Wines were

  11. Métodos de establecimiento de pasturas en zonas áridas de México utilizando semillas crudas o cariópsides

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    Adrián Raymundo Quero-Carrillo

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    Full Text Available En 2 sitios del Desierto Chihuahuense, México, se evaluó el establecimiento en secano de las gramíneas nativas Banderita (Bouteloua curtipendula y Navajita (B. gracilis y las introducidas Buffel (Cenchrus ciliaris y Rhodes (Chloris gayana, utilizando cariópsides y/o semillas crudas (semilla limpia con brácteas y aristas y cuatro métodos de tapado. Los sitios de siembra fueron Atotonilco El Grande, Hidalgo y Salinas Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí. Las siembras se hicieron a voleo a razón de 1,000 cariópsides y/o semillas crudas viables/m2. Los métodos de tapado fueron: paso de rastra con ramas; rodillo; rastra con ramas + rodillo; y sin tapado (testigo. Las variables de respuesta incluyeron número de plantas emergidas y de plantas establecidas, diámetro de corona, altura de planta y número de tallos por planta. Se utilizó un diseño completamente al azar con arreglo factorial 2 x 2 x 4 con 3 repeticiones. No se observaron diferencias entre sitios y se establecieron, en promedio, 2 plantas/m2. Con las especies nativas (Banderita y Navajita se obtuvo mayor cantidad de plantas emergidas y establecidas cuando la siembra se hizo con semillas crudas, mientras que en introducidas no se encontró diferencia entre siembra con semilla cruda y siembra con cariópsides. Cuando se utilizó el método de tapado y apisonado del suelo se observaron mayor diámetro de corona y altura de planta. El mayor número de plantas establecidas se obtuvo en pasturas de Navajita y Rhodes. En las especies nativas la eliminación de brácteas accesorias en las semillas no se tradujo en mejor establecimiento, mientras que en las gramíneas introducidas esta práctica sí mejoró el establecimiento. En ambos grupos de especies el apisonado mejoró el establecimiento.Palabras clave: Densidad de siembra, gramíneas introducidas, gramíneas nativas, suelo apisonado, tapado de semilla.DOI: 10.17138/TGFT(429-37  

  12. Classificação de imagens POLINSAR utilizando técnicas de mineração de dados / POLINSAR image classification using data mining technics

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    Carlos Alberto Pires de Castro Filho

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available ResumoA Descoberta de Conhecimento em Bancos de Dados (Knowledge Discovery in Databases, ou KDD, objetivam gerar técnicas para análise de dados através de algoritmos de mineração. No Subprojeto Cartografia Terrestre, da Diretoria de Serviço Geográfico – DSG – está previsto o imageamento de uma área de aproximadamente 770.000km2 da região amazônica utilizando tecnologia de Radares de Abertura Sintética Interferométricos e Polarimétricos - POLINSAR. O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar o potencial de dados de SAR para classificação de uso do solo. Nesta análise foram utilizadas técnicas de mineração de dados identificando quais tipos de atributos são os mais adequados para discretizar às classes a serem definidas. Além dessas técnicas, foram também selecionados atributos que melhor classificaram separadamente a imagem mediante uma árvore de decisões. Os resultados obtidos indicaram que a classificação com os melhores atributos obtidos separadamente nas etapas de treinamento obtiveram melhor avaliação. Conclui-se que, apesar de os resultados terem sido melhores com o método proposto, a avaliação da classificação com os atributos selecionados automaticamente se aproximou bastante. AbstractKnowledge Discovery in Databases – KDD – is intended to generate new techniques to analyze data through data mining algorithms. In the Brazilian Terrestrial Cartography Subproject, also known as “Amazon Radiography”, from Geographic Service of Brazilian Army (DSG, is expected the imagery of an area of approximately 770,000km2 of the Amazon region, using the Polarimetric Interferometric and Synthetic Aperture Radar – POLINSAR – technology. The aim of this study is to examine the potential of SAR data for land use classification. Data mining techniques were used to identify the features that best discriminate the classes. In addition to these techniques, features that best separately classified the image separately

  13. Experimental numerical study utilizing CFD in a stratified gasifier operating with biomass; Estudio numerico experimental de un gasificador estratificado que opera con biomasa, utilizando CFD

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    Rogel Ramirez, Alejandro

    2007-07-01

    The central idea behind this work is the developing of a numeric-experimental model, useful to optimize the biomass stratified gasifier design. Firstly, model validation will be carried up by comparison with reference experimental data available. This study describes a 1-D + 2-D numerical model used to simulate the gasification of pine wood pellets in a stratified downdraft gasifier whereby Eulerian conservation equations are solved for particle and gas phase components, velocities and specific enthalpies. The model takes into account the biomass particle process such as heating up, drying, primary pyrolysis of biomass, secondary pyrolysis of tar, homogeneous reactions and heterogeneous combustion/gasification reactions, and particle size change. This CFD model can be used to predict temperature profiles, gas composition, producer gas lower heating value, and carbon conversion efficiency, and the reactor performance when operating parameters and feed properties are changed. The standard {kappa}-{epsilon} and RNG {kappa}-{epsilon} models were used to simulate the turbulent flow conditions. [Spanish] La idea central del presente trabajo es el desarrollo de un modelo numerico- experimental, para optimizar el diseno de gasificadores estratificados de biomasa. Primeramente, el modelo sera validado utilizando datos experimentales disponibles en la literatura. Este estudio describe un modelo numerico 1-D+2-D, utilizado para simular la gasificacion de 'pelets' de madera de pino en un gasificador estratificado de flujos paralelos, en el que se resuelven ecuaciones de conservacion Eulerianas para los componentes de la fase gaseosa, la fase solida, velocidades y entalpias especificas. El modelo considera procesos como: calentamiento, secado de la biomasa, pirolisis primaria de la madera, pirolisis secundaria de los alquitranes, reacciones homogeneas, reacciones heterogeneas de combustion/gasificacion y cambio en el tamano de la particula. Este modelo CFD puede ser

  14. Conformación de termistores utilizando polvos de BaTiO3 sintetizados por el método pechini

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    Claudia P. Fernández Perdomo

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available El titanato de bario, BaTiO3, es un compuesto de gran interés en el ámbito de la electrocerámica, ya que se utiliza en la fabricación de condensadores, transductores piezoeléctricos y dispositivos resistivos con coeficiente positivo de temperatura (PTCR, así como en la manufactura de piroeléctricos y dispositivos optoelectrónicos, entre otros dispositivos. La mayoría de estos componentes son conformados con polvos cerámicos de elevada pureza y tamaño de partícula adecuado. Esto exige estructurar métodos de síntesis que garanticen es- tos requerimientos. En este trabajo se sintetizaron polvos cerámicos de BaTiO3 por el método de precursor polimérico (Pechini, obteniéndose una materia prima muy pura y con pequeño tamaño de partícula. Los polvos obtenidos se caracterizaron utilizando análisis térmico (ATD/TG, difracción de rayos X (DRX y calorimetría diferencial de barrido (DSC. Los resultados indican que en las muestras tratadas a 650 °C la única fase cristalina presente es el BaTiO3 cúbico y a 1.100 °C la tetragonal, con una relación c/a < 1.007. Las muestras tratadas a 1.100 °C presentaron una transición ferroeléctrica a paraeléctrica a una temperatura de T ≈ 123 °C. Los polvos cerámicos de BaTiO3 tetragonal fueron prensados uniaxialmente y posteriormente sinterizados a 1.200 °C durante 2 horas. Estas muestras se caracterizaron eléctricamente, obteniéndose curvas de resistencia eléctrica en función de la temperatura (R-T, evidenciándose en ellas su comportamiento termistor tipo PTCR. Además, se midió la variación de la corriente-voltaje (I-V a diferentes temperaturas.

  15. Distribuição espacial de Huanglongbing (Greening em citros utilizando a geoestatística Spatial distribuition of Huanglongbing (Greening on citrus using geostatistic

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    Renata Moreira Leal

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos do trabalho foram avaliar a distribuição espacial e a expansão da Huanglongbing (greening em talhões de citros de uma propriedade agrícola localizada no município de Araraquara-SP, utilizando a geoestatística. Para determinar o número de plantas com greening, foram realizadas inspeções periódicas em intervalos de três meses, no período de março de 2005 a julho de 2007, contando-se, em cada talhão, o número de plantas com os sintomas característicos da doença. Realizou-se a análise descritiva dos dados e, para verificar a distribuição espacial do greening, utilizou-se a geoestatística através do ajuste de semivariogramas e da interpolação dos dados por krigagem. A dependência espacial de plantas com greening apresentou raio de agregação de 300 a 560 m, indicando distribuição agregada da doença. Por meio dos mapas de krigagem, observou-se que o foco inicial de plantas doentes ocorreu nos limites da fazenda, com expansão do greening por toda a área. O intervalo de inspeção de três meses não foi adequado para a redução do greening na fazenda.The aim of this study was to use geostatistics to verify the spatial distribution of Huanglongbing (greening in oranges orchards on agricultural property located in the city of Araraquara, São Paulo. To determine the number of plants with greening, periodic inspections the three months were made from March 2005 until July 2007, counting the number of plants in each stand with the characteristic symptoms of the disease. A descriptive analysis of the data was undertaken, and geostatistics were used to verify the spatial distribution of greening through the adjustment of semivariograms and interpolation of data by kriging. The spatial dependence of plants with greening formed a beam of aggregation of 300 to 560 m, indicated an aggregated distribution of disease. Diagrams of kriging showed that initial focus of plants with greening started at the border in the

  16. Estimación de la edad dental en un grupo de niños venezolanos utilizando el método de Nolla

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    A. Carolina Medina

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available La edad dental es un indicador de maduración corporal de importancia clínica en Odontología para la planificación del tratamiento de pacientes en crecimiento. El objetivo de esta investigación fue establecer la precisión de la determinación de la edad dental calculada con el método Nolla, en un grupo de niños y niñas del Área Metropolitana de Caracas. Materiales y Métodos: Se seleccionó una muestra estratificada por edad y género incluyendo 238 radiografías panorámicas de elevada calidad de personas sanas con edades entre 5 y 13 años. Se calculó la diferencia entre la edad cronológica y dental distribuyéndola entre géneros y grupos de edad. Los datos fueron analizados utilizando pruebas de correlación (Pearson, y diferencias entre medias t -Student, ANOVA, fijando p<0,05. El coeficiente k intraobservador fue de 0,68. Resultados: La correlación entre la edad dental cronológica y la edad dental fue de 0,92 años (p=0,01. La formación dental se presentó retrasada en varones al compararla con la de las hembras, alcanzando significación estadística sólo para los caninos y primer premolar superior. Para el total, la diferencia entre la edad dental y cronológica fue estadísticamente significativa, registrándose una subestimación de la edad en -0,88 ± 0,94 años (p=0,01. La subestimación fue mayor para las hembras (-1,04±0,93 años que para los varones (-0,72±0,94 años. Conclusión: Se concluye que el Método de Nolla puede ser utilizado para la identificación de etapas de formación dental en la población de niños y niñas venezolanos, aunque carece de precisión para el cálculo de su edad dental.

  17. Tratamiento de una maloclusión clase II división 1 utilizando un aparato expansor y exodoncias de 4 primeras premolares / Tratamiento de una maloclusión clase II división 2 tipo B utilizando un aparato distalizador / Tratamiento de camuflaje de una maloclusión clase III con exodoncia de un incisivo central inferior / Tratamiento de una maloclusión clase I por biprotrusión y DAD con exodoncias de 4 primeras premolares / Tratamiento de una maloclusión clase I por DAD con extracciones asimétricas

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    González Torres, Carlos Rodrigo

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    Describe el tratamiento de cinco casos clínicos de ortodoncia, atendidos en la Clínica Especializada de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad de San Martín de Porres durante el periodo Agosto 2009 - Marzo 2012, tratándose de: 1. Tratamiento de una maloclusión clase II división 1 utilizando un aparato expansor y exodoncias de 4 primeras premolares. 2. Tratamiento de una maloclusión clase II división 2 tipo B utilizando un aparato distalizador. 3. Tratamiento de camuflaje de una...

  18. PhotoScreenerTM for preschool children visual screening "Screening" visual em crianças pré-escolares utilizando o PhotoScreenerTM

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    Marcelo Mendes Lavezzo

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate whether the PhotoScreenerTM (PS is useful as a method of screening in the prevention of amblyopia in children. METHODS: 227 preschool children were evaluated through the application of a questionnaire, refratometry measurements and photos using the PS. After this, all children were submitted to cycloplegic refraction, 30 minutes after one drop of cycloplegic agent. Refraction was performed by a mydriatic automatic refractor Shin Nippon®. Children identified as suffering from eye problems were treated, according to the criteria: hyperopia greater than +1.50 D, myopia greater than -1.00 D and astigmatism greater than 1.00 D. Data were analyzed through Goodman test, descriptive statistics and study of the specificity and sensitivity of the use of PS, comparing its results with other ophthalmologic assessment methods. RESULTS: There was a male predominance (54.6%, and the majority of children were four or five years old. PS sensitivity (S compared to refraction under cycloplegia was 50.9%. The specificity (E was 78.9%, positive predictive value (PPV = 70%, negative predictive value (NPV = 62.5% and accuracy (A = 65.1%. CONCLUSIONS: PS, when compared to cycloplegic refraction spherical equivalent, is a reasonable method of screening, although the low sensitivity. A positive point to be emphasized is the considerable specificity.OBJETIVO: O objetivo geral foi detectar fatores ambliopigênicos em uma população de pré-escolares, utilizando exames refratométricos e o PhotoScreenerTM (PS e o objetivo específico foi verificar se a avaliação feita com o PS é útil como método de triagem em campanhas de prevenção de ambliopia em crianças. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado um estudo observacional, prospectivo, de janeiro a dezembro de 2007, avaliando-se 227 crianças pré-escolares, com o intuito de detectar, através da aplicação de um questionário, exames refratométricos e fotografias utilizando o PS, a presença de fatores

  19. Estimativa de estro em vacas leiteiras utilizando métodos quantitativos preditivos Dairy cows estrus estimation using predictive and quantitative methods

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    Irenilza de Alencar Nääs

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available O Brasil é o sexto maior produtor de leite do mundo, sendo que essa produção cresce a uma taxa anual 4% superior aos demais países produtores. Parte desse aumento na produção de leite deve-se ao uso de diversas tecnologias desenvolvidas para o setor, principalmente, aquelas relacionadas à genética e ao manejo do rebanho. A detecção acurada do cio em vacas é um fator limitante na eficiência reprodutiva do rebanho leiteiro, sendo considerada uma das principais deficiências na reprodução bovina. Falha na identificação do estro com eficiência ocasiona perdas para o produtor. Métodos quantitativos preditivos, baseados em dados históricos e conhecimento especialista, permitem, a partir de uma base de dados organizada, a predição de padrões com baixa percentagem de erro. Este trabalho comparou a precisão das técnicas de estimativa de estro para vacas da raça Holandesa alojadas em galpão freestall, utilizando métodos quantitativos preditivos, por meio da interposição dos pontos intermediários provenientes de série histórica do rebanho. Uma base de regras foi formulada sendo que os valores dos pesos de cada afirmação pertencem a um intervalo de zero a um, e esses limites foram utilizados para gerar a função de pertinência Fuzzy, cuja saída era a predição de estro. Na etapa seguinte, foi aplicada a técnica de Data mining utilizando os parâmetros de movimentação, produção de leite, dias de lactação e comportamento de monta, sendo gerada uma árvore de decisão para analisar os parâmetros mais significativos na previsão de estro em vacas leiteiras. Os resultados indicaram que a presença de estro pode ser detectada com maior precisão usando a observação de movimentação das vacas (87%, erro estimado 4% ou o comportamento de monta (78%, erro estimado 11%.Brazil is the sixth world’s larger milk producer, increasing its production at an annual rate of 4% above other producer countries. Part of this raise

  20. Implementación de un servidor FTP utilizando el modelo cliente/servidor mediante el uso de sockets en lenguaje c UNIX con el fin de mejorar los tiempos de respuesta en la red

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    Murillo, Juan de Dios; Caamaño Polini, Santiago

    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo pretende evaluar la latencia en la transferencia de archivos utilizando un servidor FTP con un modelo cliente-servidor empleando una computadora con el sistema operativo Fedora para ejecutar el código del modelo cliente/servidor con sockets en lenguaje C UNIX, con el fin de simular un servidor que contiene archivos con diferentes formatos y tamaños, y medir la latencia de la transmisión al subir y descargar los archivos del servidor, usando diferentes tamaños de buffer. Con los r...

  1. Evaluación de la acción antiséptica de un jabón líquido utilizando algunos aceites esenciales como agente activo

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    Osorio Fortich, María del Rosario; Matiz Melo, Germán Eduardo; León Méndez, Glicerio; López Olivares, Darley; Pájaro, Nerlis Paola

    2017-01-01

    RESUMEN Se evaluó la acción antiséptica de un jabón líquido utilizando como activo aceites esenciales de Eugenia caryophyllata T. (clavo de olor) y Cinnamomum verum J. (canela). Se formularon y elaboraron jabones líquidos usando como activo aceites esenciales a concentraciones de 1,5% y 2%, posteriormente se evaluaron parámetros fisicoquímicos, sensoriales, así como también microbiológicos sobre cepas bacterianas de Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 y Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923. Se encontró q...

  2. Estudio comparativo de los Códecs de voz para comunicaciones de Voip utilizando teléfonos inteligentes - caso de estudio Universidad Católica de Cuenca sede Azogues

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    Ortega Ortega, Martín Educardo

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo de investigación presenta un estudio comparativo de los códecs de voz para comunicaciones de VoIP en la Universidad Católica de Cuenca Sede Azogues, mediante la aplicación de diferentes escenarios reales de pruebas utilizando teléfonos móviles celulares inteligentes con cuentas SIP registradas en aplicaciones softphones y configuradas con la dirección IP interna del servidor de VoIP cuando la conexión sea a través de la red WLAN interna del campus universitario,...

  3. Diferenciação genética entre Melipona mondury, Smith 1863, Melipona rufiventris, Lepeletier, 1836 e Melipona sp. (Hymenoptera, Apidae) no estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil, utilizando marcadores ISSR

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    Dias, Fábia Guimarães

    2008-01-01

    Melipona rufiventris, Lepeletier, 1836 e M. mondury, Smith, 1863 (Hymenoptera, Apidae) são espécies geneticamente similares, popularmente conhecidas como uruçu amarela. Estudos recentes, utilizando marcadores moleculares mostraram que as populações de uruçu amarela em Minas Gerais formam grupos distintos, sendo M. mondury pertencente à região de Mata Atlântica, M. rufiventris e uma terceira espécie, ainda não identificada aqui denominada de Melipona sp., pertencentes à região do Cerrado. O ob...

  4. Desarrollo e implementación de un sistema para el control e inventario continuo, utilizando tecnología RFID, para la biblioteca de la ups sede Guayaquil

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    Chang Faiconí, David; Lozano Solís, Alan

    2013-01-01

    El proyecto surge de la idea de desarrollar e implementar un sistema de control e inventario utilizando la comunicación inalámbrica (radiofrecuencia) por medio de la tecnología RFID para ser aplicado en la biblioteca en la Universidad Politécnica Salesiana Sede Guayaquil y así facilitar y mejorar la gestión bibliotecaria, además evitar las pérdidas de estos materiales tan importantes y fuentes de consulta para los alumnos. Se desarrolló un sistema de gestión para préstamos, control de ...

  5. Anatomía Cerebral del mono araña Ateles geoffroyi estudiada utilizando imágenes de resonancia magnética. Primer reporte: estudio comparativo con el cerebro humano Homo Sapiens

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    Chico-Ponce de León, Fernando; Platas-Neri, Diana; Muñoz-Delgado, Jairo; Santillán-Doherty, Ana-María; Arenas-Rosas, Rita; Trejo, David; Conde, Rubén; Ojeda-Flores, Rafael; Campos-Romo, Aurelio; Castro-Sierra, Eduardo; Cervantes, Juan José; Braun, Marc

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    El objetivo del presente estudio cualitativo fue analizar los aspectos morfológicos de la anatomía cerebral interna utilizando imágenes de resonancia magnética (IRM) en dos especies de primates, El mono Araña (A. geoffroyi) y el humano (H. sapiens), tomando como base un estudio comparativo de las estructuras cerebrales de las dos especies, concentrándose primordialmente en el sistema límbico del cerebro del mono araña. Aunque es una especie común en el hemisferio occidental, es interesante pa...

  6. Detecção de fraturas radiculares em imagens de tomografia computadorizada de feixe cônico utilizando diferentes parâmetros de exposição e materiais intracanais

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    Pinto, Martina Gerlane de Oliveira

    2015-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a detecção de fraturas radiculares (FRs) em imagens de Tomografia Computadorizada de Feixe Cônico (TCFC) utilizando diferentes parâmetros de exposição e analisar a influência da guta- percha, do núcleo metálico fundido e do pino de fibra de vidro no diagnóstico das FRs, assim como a formação de artefatos em TCFC. Cento e sessenta dentes foram selecionados e divididos em quatro grupos de acordo com o material de preenchimento (sem guta-percha, com guta-perch...

  7. Evaluación de la Remoción de Nitrógeno, Fósforo y Sulfuros en Agua Residual Doméstica, Utilizando Phragmites australis en Bioreactores

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    Correa-Torres, Sandra N; Gamarra, Yolanda; Salazar, Andrés A; Pitta, Natalia M

    2015-01-01

    En el presente estudio se evaluó la remoción de nitrógeno, fósforo y sulfuros en un agua residual doméstica mediante fitorremediación utilizando Phragmites australis en bioreactores a escala de laboratorio. Se determinó el estudio las condiciones hidráulicas en reactores analizando las variables de relación geométrica largo:ancho (4:1 y 1:4) y usando un medio filtrante (grava/arena). Adicionalmente se evaluó el crecimiento de P. australis en los reactores y se analizó los porcentajes de remoc...

  8. Diseño de un sistema alternativo para el tratamiento de aguas residuales urbanas por medio de la técnica de lombrifiltros utilizando la especie Eisenia foetida

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    Jacipt Alexander Ramón; José Alejandro León; Nelson Castillo

    2015-01-01

    La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo diseñar y construir un sistema sobre tratamiento de aguas residuales para la ciudad de Pamplona utilizando como base teórica el sistema de tratamiento Tohá creado por el Dr. Jose Tohá de la Universidad de Chile, proponiendo una serie de procesos que permiten el saneamiento de las aguas servidas después de su uso con fines domésticos, industriales o comerciales, para poder ser vertidas finalmente a cuerpos de agua naturales. Este proceso incluye un ...

  9. O processo inovativo das indústrias processadoras de suco de laranja brasileiras e norte-americanas: uma comparação utilizando a análise de patentes

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    Rossi, Fabiana Ribeiro; Universidade Federal de São Carlos – Departamento de Engenharia de Produção; Torkomian, Ana Lúcia Vitale; Universidade Federal de São Carlos – Departamento de Engenharia de Produção

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    Desde a década de 80, o Brasil lidera a produção mundial de suco de laranja seguido, desde então, pelos Estados Unidos da América (EUA). Em torno de 90% da produção nacional de suco é exportada, enquanto a produção norte-americana é utilizada basicamente para consumo interno. O presente estudo teve como objetivo comparar a dinâmica de patenteamento das indústrias processadoras de suco de laranja brasileiras e norte-americanas. Para isso, foi feita uma busca por patentes utilizando a base de d...

  10. Análise das habilidades cognitivas requeridas dos candidatos ao cargo de contador na Administração Pública Federal, utilizando-se indicadores fundamentados na visão da Taxonomia de Bloom

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    Santana Junior,Jorge José Barros de; Pereira,Dimmitre Morant Vieira Gonçalves; Lopes,Jorge Expedito de Gusmão

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    O presente estudo objetiva detectar, através dos seis níveis de conhecimento da Taxonomia de Bloom, qual a tendência das habilidades cognitivas requeridas, quando da demanda por profissionais contadores pela Administração Direta e Indireta da União, utilizando-se da análise das questões de algumas recentes provas de concursos (1999 a 2006), o que evidenciará um perfil de desempenho intelectual delineado por esse setor público. A partir dessa análise, busca-se fazer uma reflexão sobre os camin...

  11. Efecto de la leptina en la producción de progesterona y estradiol por el ovario de rata

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    M. B. Rearte

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    Full Text Available El desequilibrio de factores autocrinos/paracrinos en el ovario conduce a diversas enfermedades. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar la relación entre el factor de crecimiento insulínico 1 (IGF-1 y la leptina (Lp en la producción de progesterona (P y estradiol (E por el ovario de rata estimulado con hormona folículo estimulante (FSH. Para ello, se incubaron explantes ováricos con FSH, IGF-1 y Lp, evaluándose P y E en el sobrenadante por radioinmunoensayo. La FSH estimuló la producción de P y E por el ovario. El IGF-1 produjo un importante efecto sinérgico con FSH tanto en la síntesis de P como de E. La Lp no tuvo efecto sobre la acción de FSH en el aumento de P y E por el ovario, sin embargo revirtió el efecto sinérgico de IGF-1 sobre FSH tanto para P como para E. Podemos concluir que la Lp podría actuar directamente disminuyendo el efecto sinérgico de IGF-1 sobre FSH. Estos resultados podrían sugerir que niveles anormales de Lp encontrados en mujeres con síndrome de ovario poliquístico provocarían una desensibilización ovárica al IGF-1 que afectaría la producción de P y E.An alteration in the balance of autocrine/paracrine ovarian factors may lead to different diseases. The aim of the present report was to evaluate the relationship between insulin growth factor 1 (IGF-1 and leptin (Lp in the progesterone (P and estradiol (E production after ovarian rat FSH stimulation. Thus, ovarian explants were incubated with FSH, IGF-1 and Lp, and P and E were evaluated by means of specific radioimmunoassays. FSH increased ovarian P and E production. IGF-1 synergized with FSH in P as well as in ovarian E production. Lp had not shown any effect on the FSH capacity to increse P and E in the ovarian tissue; nevertheless it reverted the synergistic effect of IGF-1 on FSH for P as well as for E. These data raise the possibility that abnormal Lp levels may contribute to infertility in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome by

  12. Produção de inoculante micorrízico on farm utilizando resíduos da indústria florestal

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    Marlon João Czerniak

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A produção de inoculante à base de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMAs utilizando o método on farm é uma alternativa para estimular o uso de inoculante microbiano no sistema de produção vegetal e reduzir os custos associados com a compra desse produto. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o potencial de resíduos do setor florestal, a casca de Pinus (CP e o lodo de celulose (LC, como componentes do substrato para a produção de inoculante micorrízico on farm . Plantas de sorgo pré-colonizadas com os FMAs, Claroideoglomus etunicatum RJN101A e Dentiscutata heterogama PNB102A, foram estabelecidas em casa de vegetação por três meses em substrato formado por areia:argila expandida:solo (2:2:1. Após, essas foram transplantadas para sacos plásticos de 20 L contendo substrato formado por CP ou LC, misturados com casca de arroz carbonizada + solo de barranco (1:1:1. O experimento seguiu um fatorial 2 × 2, sendo dois isolados fúngicos e dois resíduos, com cinco repetições, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado. As plantas cresceram por três meses sob condições ambientais e, após esse período, o substrato foi analisado quanto ao número de esporos de FMAs, à colonização micorrízica da planta hospedeira e ao potencial de inóculo pelo método do NMP (número mais provável. O substrato foi dividido em três camadas (superior, mediana e inferior e apenas o número de esporos foi avaliado individualmente para cada camada. O número de esporos de ambos FMAs não foi influenciado pelo tipo resíduo, mas diminuiu da parte superior para a inferior dentro de cada unidade experimental. D. heterogama tendeu a produzir maior número de esporos do que C. etunicatum . A porcentagem de colonização micorrízica do sorgo pelos FMAs foi significativamente maior no resíduo LC do que CP. O número de propágulos infectivos de FMAs tendeu também a ser maior em LC (22 a 28 propágulos cm-3 substrato do que em CP (1,6 a 6,5 propágulos cm

  13. Flow measurement in a 170-MW hydraulic turbine using the Gibson method; Medicion del flujo de una turbina hidraulica de 170 MW utilizando el metodo Gibson

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    Urquiza, Gustavo [Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos (Mexico); Adamkowski, Adam [The Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery (Poland); Kubiak, Janusz; Sierra, Fernando [Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos (Mexico); Janicki, Waldemar [The Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery (Poland); Fernandez, J. Manuel [Comision Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)

    2007-07-15

    This paper describes the methodology applied for measuring water flow through a 170-MW hydraulic turbine. The flow rate was measured using the pressure-time method, also known as the Gibson method. This method uses the well-known water hammer phenomenon in pipelines; in turbine penstocks, for instance. The version of this method used here is based on measuring, during total stop of the water stream, the time-history of pressure change in one section of the turbine penstock and relate it to the pressure in the upper reservoir to which the penstock is connected. The volumetric flow rate is determined from the relevant integration of the measured temporary pressure rise. Flow measurement was possible this way because the influence of the penstock inlet was negligible as far as an error of the measurement is concerned. The length of the penstock was 300 m. Previous experience and a standard IEC-41-1991 were the criteria adopted and applied. A fast and efficient acquisition system, including a 16 bit card, was used. The flow rate was calculated using a computer program developed and tested on several cases. The results obtained with the Gibson method were used for calibration of the on-line flow measuring system based on the Winter-Kennedy method as one of the index methods. This method is very often used for continuous monitoring of the flow rate through hydraulic turbines, when the calibration has been done on site by using the results of measurements obtained by the absolute method. Having measured the flow rate and output power, the efficiency was calculated for any operating conditions. A curve showing the best operating conditions based on the highest efficiency is presented and discussed. The details of the instrumentation, its installation, and the results obtained are discussed in the paper. [Spanish] Este articulo describe la metodologia aplicada para la medicion del flujo en una turbina hidraulica de 170 MW. El flujo se midio utilizando el metodo de presion

  14. Sistemas inteligentes de embalagens utilizando filmes de quitosana como indicador colorimétrico de temperatura Alternative intelligent material for packaging using chitosan films as colorimetric temperature indicators

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    Vinícius B. V. Maciel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Clorofila, um pigmento natural termossensível, foi incorporado à matriz de filmes de quitosana visando a obter sistemas inteligentes de indicação de variação de temperatura. A quitosana é um polímero biodegradável que forma filmes flexíveis com eficiente barreira ao oxigênio, podendo ser alternativa ao uso de polímeros sintéticos. Clorofila foi adicionada (0,25 g/100 g à suspensão de quitosana (2,00 g/100 g formando filmes inteligentes de quitosana (FIQ. Os efeitos da temperatura (10 °C a 50 °C e luminosidade (0 a 1000 lx foram estudados utilizando um planejamento experimental, avaliando os parâmetros de cor (L*, a*, b* e propriedades mecânicas. As suspensões de quitosana contendo clorofila foram aplicadas como revestimento em superfície de papel cartão formando o sistema de material flexível filme-papel cartão (S-FP, reduzindo significativamente o tempo de secagem. Os filmes caracterizaram-se pela homogeneidade, flexibilidade, coloração esverdeada e fácil manuseio. A variação de cor foi visualmente observada no sistema S-FP, alterando irreversivelmente de verde para amarelo quando submetido a temperaturas acima de 50 °C, independentemente da luminosidade. Desta forma, o sistema proposto tem potencial de aplicação como indicador colorimétrico de temperatura na faixa de 50 °C a 75 °C, com a vantagem de simples fabricação, biodegradabilidade e uso de materiais seguros para aplicação em contato direto com alimentos e fármacos, além do baixo custo.Chlorophyll was incorporated into chitosan films, forming intelligent systems able to detect variations in temperature. Chitosan is a biodegradable polymer that forms flexible, resistant films with an efficient oxygen barrier. Chlorophyll was added (0.25 g/100 g into chitosan suspension (2.00 g/100 g and intelligent films (FIQ were cast. The effects of temperature (10 °C to 50 °C and luminosity (0 to 1000 lx on the films were studied using an experimental design

  15. DETECCIÓN Y RECONOCIMIENTO DE SEÑALES DE TRÁNSITO UTILIZANDO MATCHING DE CHAMFER DETECTION AND RECOGNITION OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS USING MATCHING OF CHAMFER

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    Cristián Arriagada García

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad el campo de la visión computacional, se muestra como una técnica que facilitará las actividades que pasan desapercibidas o no se es capaz de captar por descuido o falta de información. En este sentido son varios los campos que se beneficiarán por el uso de visión para contar con información que facilite operaciones, indique detalles no disponibles a simple vista, etc. En nuestro caso se presenta un prototipo que permite ayudar a un conductor de un vehículo a colocar atención a las señales del tránsito que estén postadas en la vía, pretendiendo asistir al conductor, y por ende evitar infracciones o accidentes. El prototipo desarrollado con técnicas de visión computacional, permite detectar y reconocer las señaléticas presentes en la vía e informar su naturaleza al conductor mediante una señal audible o proyección visual. La investigación se centró principalmente en las fases de detección inicial; con el fin de contar con una heurística rápida, aprovechando la segmentación por color, con sus características de invariabilidad del sistema HSV (Brillo, Saturación, Valor [10], y/o detección inicial por bordes, aprovechando el algoritmo de Chamfer optimizado [1] . Para finalmente detectar y reconocer los símbolos de la señal, utilizando técnicas de transformación distancia y matching jerárquico de Chamfer [1], acondicionadas para este tipo de aplicación. El prototipo en su fase de prueba fue implementado en Matlab, con el propósito inicial de comprobar la efectividad de los métodos empleados. Una vez comprobados se utilizó OpenCV para probar su funcionamiento en tiempo real.Nowdays the computer vision field is shown as a technique that will facilitate those activities that are not noticed or those that have not been caught because of a lack of information. In this sense there are several fields that will have benefits by the use of vision of having data that facilitate operations, indicate not

  16. Divergência genética entre cultivares de gérbera utilizando marcadores RAPD Genetic divergence among cultivars of gerbera using RAPD markers

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    Rodrigo Kelson Silva Rezende

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    Full Text Available No processo de produção comercial de mudas de gérbera, a cor da flor é uma das principais características morfológicas de interesse agronômico, sendo uma característica importante em programas de melhoramento genético. A utilização de marcadores moleculares pode servir para direcionar cruzamentos, confirmar novos híbridos ou genótipos mutantes e identificar novos genótipos para fins comerciais. Nesse contexto, o objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar a divergência genética entre seis cultivares de Gerbera jamesonii ('Jaguar Yellow', 'Jaguar Cream', 'Jaguar Lemon', 'Jaguar Salmon Pastel', 'Jaguar Red', 'Jaguar Deep Rose'. A análise de divergência genética entre as cultivares de gérbera foi realizada utilizando-se 21 primers, os quais amplificaram 37 fragmentos polimórficos de DNA, que foram usados para estimar o coeficiente de Jaccard, o qual apresentou uma média de 0,38, variando de 0,28 a 0,56. A estrutura genética entre as cultivares foi estimada pelo UPGMA, revelando dois grupos distintos, a 38% de similaridade genética. A maior similaridade genética encontrada (56% foi entre as cultivares 'Jaguar Yellow' e 'Jaguar Lemon'. Os resultados demonstram que a técnica RAPD oferece uma maneira rápida, relativamente barata e útil para a caracterização da divergência genética entre as diferentes cultivares de Gerbera jamesonii com relação à cor da flor.During the commercial production of gerbera seedlings, flower color is one of the main morphological aspects that have an agronomic interest and becoming an important feature in genetic breeding programs. The use of molecular markers may serve to direct crossings, new hybrids and mutants, besides confirm and identify new genotypes for commercial purposes. In that context, this work aimed to analyze the genetic divergence among six cultivars of Gerbera jamesonii ('Jaguar Yellow', 'Jaguar Cream', 'Jaguar Lemon', 'Jaguar Salmon Pastel', 'Jaguar Red', 'Jaguar Deep Rose'. The

  17. Compensación de potencia reactiva en sistemas desbalanceados utilizando algoritmos genéticos Reactive power compensation in unbalanced systems using genetic algorithms

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    Davel Borges Vasconcellos

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La eficiencia energética de un sistema eléctrico depende en gran medida del factor de potencia con que opera y de una eficaz compensación de potencia reactiva si esta es necesaria. Una de las vías más utilizadas para efectuar la compensación del reactivo es el empleo de bancos de capacitores. La óptima aplicación de estos presupone tres aspectos: la selección de la capacidad más adecuada de los bancos, el tipo de compensador a utilizar, fijo o variable, así como la ubicación en el sistema de suministro eléctrico. En determinadas publicaciones, estos aspectos se tratan de forma independiente. Sin embargo, desde el punto de vista técnico ellos están mutuamente vinculados y todos poseen una implicación económica, lo que obliga a la necesidad de considerarlos en conjunto para un problema de optimización dado. Existen referencias de otros trabajos que desarrollan métodos que consideran estos aspectos de manera conjunta, pero presentan limitantes para ser aplicados en los sistemas de suministro eléctrico del sector terciario y donde predominan condiciones de desbalance. En este trabajo se presenta un método con el empleo de los algoritmos genéticos que posibilita una formulación más exacta del problema arrojando soluciones de mayor calidad. El programa desarrollado se soporta sobre software MATLAB, versión 7.8 (R2009a, utilizando las estructuras de programación de Genetic Algorithm and Direct Search Toolbox. La efectividad de su aplicación se muestra en casos de estudio correspondientes a sistemas de suministro eléctrico de dos hoteles pertenecientes al sector terciario en la provincia de Camagüey, Cuba.The energy efficiency of an electric system depends in great extent of the reactive power compensation that is carried out. One of the ways most used for reactive is power of capacitor banks. A good selection of these, presupposes three aspects: the selection of the banks capacity, the compensator type to be used and the

  18. Ajuste de parâmetros de transporte de solutos no solo utilizando Matlab 6.5 Adjustment of soil solute transport parameters with Matlab 6.5

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    Anderson L. de Souza

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O sucesso na utilização de modelos matemáticos no estudo do transporte de íons no solo está intimamente ligado à precisão com que os parâmetros de transporte envolvidos neste processo são estabelecidos. De maneira geral, tais parâmetros são determinados mediante a resolução de um problema de otimização não linear em que os dados experimentais, obtidos em ensaios de deslocamento miscível, são ajustados a um modelo teórico. Neste sentido, a utilização de softwares de alta performance no ajuste destes parâmetros mostra-se vantajosa, uma vez que, além da consistência e da disponibilidade de ferramentas numéricas preexistentes, possibilita a incorporação de novas rotinas de acordo com o fenômeno que se queira simular. Sendo assim, este trabalho teve como objetivo desenvolver, em ambiente MATLAB 6.5, uma rotina computacional para a otimização dos seguintes parâmetros de transporte: fator de retardamento (R e coeficiente de dispersão (D. A rotina desenvolvida foi aplicada a dados experimentais de três ensaios de deslocamento miscível do íon potássio em colunas preenchidas com um Latossolo Vermelho- -Amarelo, fase arenosa. A qualidade dos ajustes obtidos foi avaliada utilizando-se do coeficiente de exatidão. Concluiu-se que a rotina proposta apresentou ótimo desempenho, o que, além de reforçar a consistência do método numérico utilizado, indica que a rotina proposta neste trabalho pode contribuir com o avanço dos estudos teóricos da dinâmica da água e de solutos em meios porosos não saturados.The successful use of mathematical models in studies of solute transport in soil is dependent on the accuracy to which the transport parameters involved in this process can be specified. In general, these parameters are determined by using nonlinear optimization techniques to fit theoretical models to experimental data obtained in miscible displacement experiments. The use, therefore, of high-performance software to

  19. Elaboração de embutido fermentado tipo salame utilizando carne de ovelhas de descarte Elaboration of fermented sausage type salami using meat from culling ewe

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    Luis Fernando Vilani De Pelegrini

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi produzir embutido fermentado com carne de ovelhas de descarte de dois grupos genéticos em dois sistemas de alimentação. Foram utilizadas 10 ovelhas da raça Ideal e 10 da raça Texel, as quais foram aleatoriamente distribuídas de acordo com o grupo racial, em dois sistemas alimentares: confinamento e pastagem cultivada. Os animais foram abatidos quando atingiram um escore corporal médio de 3,5 pontos. Na produção dos embutidos utilizou-se 80% de carne ovina e 20% de carne suína. Foram realizadas as determinações de pH, atividade de água, quebra de peso e análise sensorial, utilizando uma escala hedônica de 7 pontos, avaliando os atributos de cor, odor, textura e sabor. Não foram encontradas diferenças entre grupos genéticos (p > 0,05 e sistema alimentar (p > 0,05. Os valores médios no painel sensorial, considerando os grupos genéticos, variaram de 4,90 a 5,41 para a coloração; 4,53 a 4,81 para o odor; 5,25 a 5,75 para o sabor e 5,40 a 5,69 para a textura, já para os métodos de alimentação variaram de 5,03 a 5,25; 4,56 a 4,78; 5,50 e 5,34 a 5,75 para a coloração, odor, sabor e textura, respectivamente. Pode-se concluir que os embutidos fermentados foram aprovados sensorialmente pelos provadores.The aim of this work was producing fermented sausage with meat of culling ewe of two genetic groups in two feeding systems. 10 ewes of the Ideal breed and 10 of the Texel breed were used in the experiment, which were randomly distributed in agreement with the breed group in two alimentary systems: confinement and cultivated pasture. The animals were slaughtered when they reached a medium corporal score of 3.5 points. For the production of the sausages, a proportion of 80% of ewe meat and 20% of pork meat were used. The pH, water activity, weight loss, and sensorial analysis, were determinated using a scale of 7 points evaluating the color, odor, texture, and flavor attributes of the fermented sausages

  20. Criopreservação do sêmen de tambaqui utilizando dry shipper e máquina de congelação programada

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    Mayara Setúbal Oliveira

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available O tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum é uma espécie nativa de peixe de água doce de grande importância para aquicultura brasileira. Devido a isso, diversas técnicas têm sido desenvolvidas para aperfeiçoar a reprodução desta espécie em cativeiro, dentre elas a criopreservação de sêmen de peixe. Como uma forma de melhorar os protocolos de criopreservação, tem-se buscado utilizar soluções diluidoras e métodos de congelação adequados, proporcionando uma boa qualidade seminal pós-descongelação. Dessa forma, este estudo objetivou avaliar a eficiência de diferentes diluidores e métodos de congelação na criopreservação do sêmen de tambaqui (C. macropomum. As amostras de sêmen fresco foram diluídas em diferentes tratamentos (Glicose 5% + 10% Dimetilsufóxido – DMSO; Glicose 5% + 10% Metil glicol – MG; Beltsville Thawing Solution – BTS + 10% DMSO e BTS + 10% MG na proporção 1:9 e congeladas em máquina de congelação programada e em Dry shipper. As amostras seminais foram descongeladas e avaliadas para vitalidade, morfologia e cinética espermáticas. O sêmen criopreservado com DMSO utilizando a máquina de congelação programada proporcionou maiores percentuais de espermatozoides móveis (15,44 ± 1,04% após a descongelação em relação ao Dry shipper (3,99 ± 0,55%, independente do diluente utilizado. Além disso, DMSO proporcionou as melhores velocidades espermáticas em relação ao MG, independente do método de congelação e diluente empregado. Um maior percentual de espermatozoides vivos foi observado quando se utilizou Glicose (37,28 ± 1,32% como diluente (independente do método e crioprotetor, e DMSO (37,98 ± 1,25% em máquina de congelação programada. Para a morfologia espermática, uma maior quantidade de espermatozoides normais (46,10 ± 1,82% foi observada quando o sêmen foi criopreservado usando a máquina de congelação programada com o DMSO, para os crioprotetores, Glicose e BTS (38,16 ± 1

  1. Resistência ao cisalhamento da colagem com compósitos utilizando potencializador de adesão Shear bond strength of composites using an adhesion booster

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    Edivaldo de Morais

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a resistência ao cisalhamento dos compósitos Transbond XT e Concise Ortodôntico utilizando o potencializador de adesão Ortho Primer. MÉTODOS: a amostra consistiu de 90 incisivos bovinos divididos em seis grupos (n=15. Todos os dentes receberam profilaxia com pedra-pomes e condicionamento do esmalte com ácido fosfórico. No Grupo I, utilizou-se Transbond XT de maneira convencional. O Grupo II foi semelhante ao I, porém, aplicou-se o Ortho Primer ao invés do XT Primer. No Grupo III, após condicionamento, o esmalte foi contaminado com saliva, aplicou-se o Ortho Primer e colagem com Transbond XT. No Grupo IV, utilizou-se o Concise Ortodôntico de maneira convencional. O Grupo V foi semelhante ao IV, porém, utilizou-se o Ortho Primer ao invés da resina fluida. No Grupo VI, após condicionamento, o esmalte foi contaminado com saliva, aplicou-se o Ortho Primer e colagem com Concise. Os corpos de prova foram armazenados em água destilada em estufa a 37ºC por 24h e submetidos ao ensaio de resistência ao cisalhamento. Os dados foram submetidos à ANOVA e ao teste de Tukey (5%. RESULTADOS: a resistência da colagem no Grupo IV foi estatisticamente superior à dos Grupos II, III e VI (p0,05. O Transbond XT e o Concise utilizados convencionalmente obtiveram os maiores valores adesivos. O Ortho Primer em esmalte seco atuou efetivamente como agente de união dos compósitos avaliados. Em esmalte contaminado, a colagem com Concise obteve baixa resistência adesiva.OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength of the Transbond XT and Concise Orthodontics composites using the Ortho Primer adhesion booster. METHODS: The sample consisted of 90 bovine incisors divided in 6 groups (n=15. All teeth were submitted to prophylaxes with pumice stone and etching with phosphoric acid. In Group I the Transbond XT was used conventionally. Group II was similar to Group I, however, Ortho Primer was used instead of XT

  2. Alimentação da criança no pós-operatório imediato de palatoplastia: comparação entre as técnicas utilizando copo e colher

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    Armando dos Santos Trettene

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    Full Text Available Estudo prospectivo realizado no Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais, com o objetivo de analisar comparativamente a melhor técnica para alimentar a criança no pós-operatório imediato de palatoplastia: utilizando copo ou colher. Foram acompanhados 44 crianças e seus cuidadores durante a alimentação, em 4 horários consecutivos, gerando 176 avaliações, 88 utilizando copo e 88 a colher. Os testes Exato de Fisher e de Mann-Whitney foram usados para análise estatística, com nível de significância de 5% (p<0,05. O escape de alimento pela comissura labial foi menor (p=0,024; 17%, o volume administrado foi maior (p=0,029; 12% e a tosse foi menos frequente (p=0,026; 13% com a técnica que utiliza a colher. Conclui-se que a técnica de administração que utiliza colher para a alimentação pós-palatoplastia é melhor que a que utiliza o copo.

  3. Máxima fase estável de lactato é ergômetro-dependente em modelo experimental utilizando ratos Máxima fase de estabilidad de lactato es ergómetro-dependiente en modelo experimental utilizando ratones The maximal lactate steady state is ergometer-dependent in experimental model using rats

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    Fúlvia de Barros Manchado

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available A máxima fase estável de lactato (MFEL é considerada padrão-ouro para a determinação da intensidade de transição metabólica aeróbia-anaeróbia em exercício contínuo, porém a resposta lactacidêmica nessa intensidade é, em humanos, dependente do ergômetro utilizado na avaliação. Uma ferramenta importante para estudos em fisiologia e áreas correlatas é a aplicação de modelos experimentais utilizando animais. Entretanto, ainda são restritas as pesquisas destinadas a investigar protocolos de avaliação em ratos. O objetivo do estudo foi verificar se a MFEL é dependente do ergômetro utilizado para a avaliação aeróbia de ratos. Para isso, 40 ratos Wistar adultos foram avaliados em dois diferentes exercícios: natação e corrida em esteira. Em ambos, a MFEL foi verificada após aplicação de quatro testes contínuos, em diferentes intensidades, com duração de 25 minutos, separados por intervalo de 48 horas. Em todos os testes houve coleta sanguínea da cauda dos animais a cada cinco minutos de exercício para análise do lactato sanguíneo. Os testes de natação ocorreram em tanque cilíndrico profundo, com a temperatura da água a 31 ± 1°C. As cargas adotadas para os testes foram de 4,5; 5,0; 5,5; 6,0% do peso corporal, atadas ao dorso dos animais. Para a determinação da MFEL em corrida, houve seleção dos ratos corredores e as velocidades dos testes foram de 15, 20, 25, 30m.min¹. A MFEL foi interpretada como a mais alta intensidade de exercício na qual o aumento da lactacidemia foi igual ou inferior a 1mM, do 10º ao 25º minuto. Anova one-way identificou diferenças entre as concentrações de lactato sanguíneo nos diversos tempos de exercício e ergômetros. A MFEL na natação ocorreu a 5,0% do peso corporal (pc, em concentração de lactato de 5,20 ± 0,22mM. Para o exercício em esteira rolante, observou-se MFEL a 20m.min¹, em concentração 3,87 ± 0,33mM. Dessa forma, é possível concluir que a MFEL

  4. Enhanced approximate cloaking by SH and FSH lining

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    Li, Jingzhi; Liu, Hongyu; Sun, Hongpeng

    2012-01-01

    We consider approximate cloaking from a regularization viewpoint introduced in Kohn et al (2008 Inverse Problems 24 015016) for EIT and further investigated in Kohn et al (2010 Commun. Pure Appl. Math. 63 0973–1016) and Liu (2009 Inverse Problems 25 045006) for the Helmholtz equation. The cloaking schemes given by Kohn et al and Liu are shown to be (optimally) within |ln ρ| −1 in 2D and ρ in 3D of perfect cloaking, where ρ denotes the regularization parameter. In this paper, we show that by employing a sound-hard layer right outside the cloaked region, one could (optimally) achieve ρ N in R N , N ≥ 2, which significantly enhances the near-cloak. We then develop a cloaking scheme by making use of a lossy layer with well-chosen parameters. The lossy-layer cloaking scheme is shown to possess the same cloaking performance as the one with a sound-hard layer. Moreover, it is shown that the lossy layer could be taken as a finite realization of the sound-hard layer. Numerical experiments are also presented to assess the cloaking performances of all the cloaking schemes for comparisons. (paper)

  5. Effect of Two FSH Preparations and Simplified Superovulatory ...

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    Nov 9, 2011 ... 1Center of Animal Embryo Engineering and Technology, College of Animal Science and Technology, Nanjing .... (PBS) supplemented with 1% bovine serum albumin (BSA; Sigma, .... In vitro assessment of embryo viability.

  6. Parâmetros genéticos para produção de leite no dia do controle de vacas da raça Holandesa utilizando modelos de análises de fatores e componentes principais

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    Mariana de Almeida Dornelles

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se comparar um modelo multi-característica padrão com modelos de análise de fatores (AF e de componentes principais (CP para estimar parâmetros genéticos para a produção de leite no dia do controle (PLDC de vacas da raça Holandesa. O arquivo de trabalho constituiu-se de 4.616 registros mensais de PLDC de primeiras lactações de vacas da raça Holandesa. As PLDC foram agrupadas em dez classes mensais, entre o 5o e 305o dia da lactação (PLDC1 a PLDC10. Foram realizadas análises considerando 11 modelos diferentes, como segue: multi-característica padrão (MC; cinco modelos de posto reduzido, para a matriz de covariância genética, ajustando um a cinco (CP1 ... CP5 componentes principais; e dois modelos utilizando análise de fatores (F1, F2, F3, F4 e F5. Para todos os modelos, foram considerados como aleatórios os efeitos genético aditivo e o residual e como fixos os de grupo de contemporâneos, da idade da vaca ao parto (linear e quadrático e dias em lactação (linear. Os valores de Log L, AIC e BIC melhoraram com o aumento do número de parâmetros até CP4 e AF4. Comparando CP4 e AF4, observa-se que CP4 resultou em melhores valores de Log L, AIC e BIC. As estimativas de herdabilidade e correlações genéticas utilizando os modelos MC, CP4 e AF4 foram similares, variando de 0,06 (PL6 a 0,65 (PL10 e de 0,05 (PL4xPL10 a 0,94 (PL2xPL3, respectivamente, indicando que a estrutura de covariâncias genéticas entre as produções de leite no dia do controle pode ser ajustada utilizando um modelo de posto reduzido, contendo quatro componentes principais ou quatro fatores

  7. Estudo da variabilidade do NDVI sobre o Brasil, utilizando-se a análise de agrupamentos Study of NDVI variability in Brazil using cluster analysis

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    Helen da C. Gurgel

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho analisa a variabilidade do NDVI (Índice de Vegetação por Diferença Normalizada sobre o Brasil, utilizando-se a análise de agrupamentos. As análises foram feitas através de imagens do sensor Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR para o período de janeiro de 1982 a dezembro de 1993. Os resultados obtidos mostram que na região Amazônica o ciclo anual do NDVI não é bem definido, visto que o máximo tipicamente ocorre em junho, dois meses após o período chuvoso, enquanto o mínimo se dá em dois períodos distintos: entre fevereiro e março e setembro e novembro. Na região central do Brasil, o cerrado apresenta um ciclo anual definido, com valores máximos de NDVI entre março e maio, e mínimos em setembro, final do período seco. Por outro lado, a vegetação das regiões da zona da mata nordestina e dos campos de Roraima apresentam um ciclo anual nítido, sendo que os maiores valores de NDVI ocorrem em junho e julho e os menores entre fevereiro e março, alguns meses antes do início das chuvas. No caso da região nordeste do Brasil, a caatinga mostra um ciclo anual bem definido, com um período seco marcante, sendo que os valores mais elevados de NDVI ocorrem entre os meses de abril e maio, que é o final da época das chuvas, e os menores em setembro e outubro. Em parte do Estado de Santa Catarina e no sul do Paraná, o ciclo anual das formações vegetais dominantes (floresta ombrófila aberta e floresta ombrófila mista não é muito nítido. No sul do Brasil, a região de estepes não apresenta ciclo anual nítido, os valores máximos de NDVI geralmente ocorrem entre março e junho e os valores mínimos no mês de agosto. Além disso, constatou-se que os eventos El Niño, independente da sua intensidade, afetam distintamente os vários tipos de vegetação.This paper deals with vegetation cover variability in Brazil using cluster analysis. The study was done using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation

  8. Reliability optimization in compound electric power systems with the aid of evolutionary algorithms; Optimizacion de la confiabilidad en sistemas electricos de potencia compuestos utilizando algoritmos evolucionarios

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    Gomez Hernandez, Jose Alberto

    2001-11-15

    and branches, that contributes the most to the voltage collapse or singular point. The obtained results show the feasibility of the proposed algorithm for optimization of reliability considering conditions of security. The tested systems used are: Reliability test system of 24 nodes of the IEEE, Roy Billinton test system of 6 nodes and eastern area equivalent of the Mexican grid of 31 nodes of the Comision Federal de Electricidad. [Spanish] El proposito de evaluar la confiabilidad de Sistemas Electricos de Potencia (SEP) es para estimar la habilidad del sistema para desempenar su funcion de llevar la energia de las estaciones generadoras a los puntos de carga. Esto involucra la confiabilidad de fuentes de generacion y medios de transmision que afecta en la transferencia de potencia a traves del sistema de transmision que conlleva a perdida de carga y caidas de voltaje entre la generacion y los centros de consumo. En esta tesis se desarrolla una metodologia hibrida que optimiza la confiabilidad en sistemas compuestos (generacion-transmision) utilizando algoritmos evolucionarios. Esta tecnica de optimizacion determina el numero optimo de componentes (redundancia paralela en lineas de transmision) y asignacion de compensacion en derivacion en nodos de carga de la red necesarios para maximizar la confiabilidad sujeta a restricciones de costo, considerando condiciones de seguridad en estado estacionario usando la tecnica del minimo valor singular (MVS) como indicador a la inestabilidad de voltaje. La funcion objetivo se define como una funcion estocastica, donde la medida de interes es el MVS de la matriz Jacobiana de flujos de potencia del evento mas severo de acuerdo a la evaluacion de confiabilidad del sistema compuesto, esta formulacion es una combinacion de programacion no lineal entera y continua, donde los algoritmos convencionales de programacion matematica presentan dificultades en robustez y en la busqueda del optimo global. Los eventos de falla de las unidades

  9. Oxidación fotocatalítica de aguas residuales de la industria de lavandería utilizando TiO2 como catalizador y luz UV1 Oxidación fotocatalítica de aguas residuales de la industria de lavandería utilizando TiO2 como catalizador y luz UV

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    E. Gil Pavas

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The catalytic photodegradation of the waste water of the laundry industry in a Parabolic Composite Cylinder (PCC photo-reactor is studied in this work. The technology of pho-tocatalysis was used with artificial sources of radiation (lamps UV and TiO2 as catalyst. The study was with Industrial waste water with the objective to begin to carry out an investigation with real liquid effluents and not with prepared synthetic mixtures in the laboratory, since what it looks for with this project it is to take a first step towards the use of these new technologies on industrial scale. The experimental results were process statistically by model of response surface. The concentration of catalyst, pH and the recirculation time were the parameters that affected the final concentration of COD, variable of response. The degradation obtained was 26.49% without H2O2 and 41.8%. with addition of H2O2.Los efluentes tratados son aguas residuales suministradas por una industria de lavandería, utilizando la tecnología de fotocatálisis con fuentes artificiales de radiación (lámparas UV, TiO2 como catalizador y un foto-reactor cilindro parabólico compuesto (CPC. Se empleó agua residual industrial con el objetivo de comenzar a efectuar una investigación con efluentes líquidos reales y no con mezclas sintéticas preparadas en el laboratorio, lo que se busca con este proyecto es dar un primer paso hacia la utilización de estas nuevas tecnologías a escala industrial. Los resultados experimentales fueron procesados estadísticamente por modelo de superficie de respuesta, tomando la concentración del catalizador, pH y tiempo de recirculación, como los parámetros que afectan la concentración final de DQO (Demanda Química de Oxígeno, variable de respuesta escogida. Se logró una degradación máxima sin H2O2 del 26,49% y con adición de H2O2 del 41,8%.

  10. Desarrollo de apio mínimamente procesado fortificado con vitamina e, utilizando la ingeniería de matrices. / Development of minimally processed celery fortified with vitamin E, by matrix engineering.

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    Martelo Castaño, Yisell Johan; Cortés Rodríguez, Misael; Suárez Mahecha, Héctor

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo fue desarrollar un producto mínimamente procesado fortificado con vitamina E, a partir de apio (Apium graveolens L. var.dulce), utilizando la ingeniería de matrices como metodología de obtención de alimentos funcionales. Trozos de apio impregnados al vacío con dlαtocoferol acetato emulsificado en una solución isotónica al vegetal de NaCl, 1,2%, fueron evaluados en función del tiempo de almacenamiento y el envasado (con y sin vacío), en términos de la cuantificación...

  11. Implementación de un servidor FTP utilizando el modelo cliente/servidor mediante el uso de sockets en lenguaje c UNIX con el fin de mejorar los tiempos de respuesta en la red

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    Juan de Dios Murillo

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende evaluar la latencia en la transferencia de archivos utilizando un servidor FTP con un modelo cliente-servidor empleando una computadora con el sistema operativo Fedora para ejecutar el código del modelo cliente/servidor con sockets en lenguaje C UNIX, con el fin de simular un servidor que contiene archivos con diferentes formatos y tamaños, y medir la latencia de la transmisión al subir y descargar los archivos del servidor, usando diferentes tamaños de buffer. Con los resultados del retardo en la transmisión en los diferentes escenarios y al compararlos, se observa que entre mayor sea el tamaño del buffer es menor la latencia y conforme aumenta el tamaño del archivo la latencia aumenta,

  12. Localização de robô em ambiente interno utilizando um dispositivo móvel baseado no sistema operacional android para navegação inercial

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    Pedro Ramon de Mello Silva

    2015-01-01

    Resumo: A navegação autônoma de robôs tem sido alvo de pesquisa. Um dos problemas a ser resolvido em navegação é a localização de um robô móvel enquanto este se locomove, ou seja, estimar o deslocamento e orientação para calcular a trajetória realizada. Um sistema de navegação inercial é um método de realizar a localização do robô utilizando sensores inerciais (acelerômetro, giroscópio e magnetômetro). Este trabalho apresenta a utilização de um dispositivo móvel baseado no sistema operacional...

  13. Estudo experimental do reforço à flexão em vigas de concreto armado com balanço utilizando compósitos com tecidos de fibras de carbono

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    Araújo, Ana; Sánchez, Emil; Velasco, Marta

    2004-01-01

    Esse trabalho apresenta um estudo sobre o comportamento e o desempenho de vigas de concreto armado reforçadas à flexão utilizando-se compósitos de fibra de carbono. O programa experimental constituído pelo ensaio de sete vigas biapoiadas com um vão em balanço, todas com a mesma seção transversal, armaduras de aço e vãos idênticos, sendo o momento positivo máximo igual ao do momento negativo máximo. O concreto utilizado foi projetado para fornecer uma resistência à compressão de 20 MPa e o aço...

  14. Avaliação de estratégias de reabilitação de sistemas de drenagem urbana utilizando a metodologia CARE-S. Aplicação a um caso de estudo

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    Camacho, P. C.; Cardoso, M. A.

    2008-01-01

    O presente trabalho tem como objectivo estudar e avaliar diferentes estratégias de reabilitação de sistemas de drenagem urbana, utilizando o programa Computer Aided Rehabilitation of Sewer Networks (CARE-S), como metodologia de avaliação integrada da implementação dessas estratégias. Nesta comunicação, faz-se um resumo dos métodos de reabilitação em sistemas de drenagem urbana, a descrição da metodologia de avaliação de estratégias de reabilitação de sistemas de drenagem urb...

  15. Posibilidad de identificar defectos en máquinas rotatorias utilizando la medición de nivel total de la señal vibratoria // Possibility of identification of defects in rotatory machinery by means of total level mesurations.

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    L. M. Véliz Marrero

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Se expone una herramienta propuesta por el Dr. C. Cempel, poco difundida para identificar algunos defectos al realizar eldiagnóstico de máquinas rotatorias utilizando la medición de Nivel Total. Se ilustra a modo de ejemplo el diagnóstico de unreductor de velocidad.Palabras claves: Medición, vibraciones, nivel total, diagnóstico, engranaje, reductor de velocidad.________________________________________________________________________________AbstractIn this paper is exposed a not much divulged tool proposed by Dr. C. Cempel for the identification of some defects by meansof the measurement of Total Level of vibration in diagnosis of rotatory machinery. As example, a speed reducer diagnostic ispresented.Key words: Vibration measurement, total level, diagnostic, gears, speed reducer.

  16. Análise de um amplificador Raman distribuído cobrindo as Bandas C e S utilizando a fibra óptica TrueWave Reach Low Water Peak

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    Mizutani, Fausto Hossamu

    2006-01-01

    O desempenho de uma amplificador Raman distribuído na banda C e S utilizando a fibra TrueWave Reach LWP em 100 km de enlace é analisado através de simulações numéricas. Os parâmetros físicos da fibra, como atenuação, dispersão, e eficiência de ganho Raman para bandas C e S foram caracterizados experimentalmente pelo fabricante, a OFS Denmark. Em torno de quatro lasers de bombeamento são necessários para garantir um ganho on-off da ordem de 15dB em 70nm (1500nm a 1570nm), cobrindo a operação ...

  17. Estudio de procedencia de la cerámica del sitio arqueológico La Real, utilizando análisis por activación neutrónica y estadística multivariada

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    Bedregal, Patricia; Ubillús, Marco; Mendoza, Pablo; Montoya, Eduardo

    2014-01-01

    Los estudios de procedencia, utilizando fragmentos arqueológicos, requieren de información sobre la composición elemental de la pasta de cerámica. El análisis por activación neutrónica instrumental ha sido utilizado para caracterizar 100 fragmentos cerámicos encontrados en la zona arqueológica La Real en Arequipa y, el análisis estadístico multivariado para determinar su pertenencia y procedencia, incluyendo una comparación del patrón de composición química de los cerámicos de estilos locales...

  18. Avaliação do desempenho operacional de um sistema de ultrafiltração para tratamento de água utilizando um coagulante inorgânico e um derivado de tanino

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    Jacques Lara Bidone Filho

    2016-01-01

    Novas tecnologias para o tratamento de água potável vêm sendo empregadas na medida em que a utilização de sais de alumínio tem apresentado correlação com doenças de envelhecimento mental nos seres humanos. Os coagulantes orgânicos de origem vegetal podem substituir de forma satisfatória estes sais no tratamento convencional de água potável. A utilização de processos combinados utilizando membranas de ultrafiltração com coagulação é uma alternativa aos métodos convencionais de potabilização. C...

  19. Eficácia de três métodos de degermação das mãos utilizando gluconato de clorexidina degermante (GCH 2%

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    Érika Rossetto da Cunha

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A degermação cirúrgica das mãos e dos antebraços é um procedimento que integra as atividades de paramentação cirúrgica como uma medida de prevenção de infecção do sítio cirúrgico. Com o advento dos princípios antissépticos degermantes, a necessidade do uso de escovas para a degermação cirúrgica tem sido questionada e recomendado o abandono deste uso devido às lesões provocadas na pele. Com a finalidade de fundamentar a eficácia da técnica da degermação cirúrgica sem o uso de escovas ou esponjas, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar três métodos para degermação cirúrgica utilizando a formulação degermante de gluconato de clorexidina - GCH 2%: com escova, com esponja e sem artefato. Foram avaliados 29 profissionais da saúde, utilizando o método de caldo de luva para coleta de micro-organismos antes e depois de cada método testado. As análises estatísticas comprovaram não haver diferenças estatísticas significantes na redução microbiana entre os três métodos analisados (p=0,148, o que teoricamente descarta a necessidade da continuidade do uso de escovas e esponjas para a realização da degermação das mãos.

  20. Avaliação de estratégias para representação e análise do planejamento e controle de obras utilizando modelos BIM 4D

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    Douglas Malheiro de Brito

    Full Text Available ResumoO objetivo deste artigo é avaliar estratégias para representação e análise do planejamento e controle de obras utilizando Modelos BIM 4D, segundo a visão de profissionais da indústria da construção civil brasileira. A pesquisa envolveu revisão bibliográfica sobre o tema, estudo de caso em um empreendimento com utilização do modelo para planejamento e controle da obra e o desenvolvimento e aplicação de questionário digital para avaliação das potencialidades e estratégias pelos profissionais do setor. O questionário da pesquisa abordou estratégias para representação e análise utilizando cores para diferenciação das atividades internas, alternativas de monitoramento do avanço físico através de simulação dos cronogramas Planejado e Realizado, e visualização deles em tela dividida, além de avaliação sobre adoção de modelos 4D. Os resultados obtidos indicam os graus de importância e aplicabilidade dos aspectos analisados na visão geral dos participantes e estratificados por nível de conhecimento sobre BIM, formação profissional, área de atuação e grau acadêmico.

  1. Optimización utilizando lógica difusa de dispositivo de análisis de componentes químicos de ingredientes naturales basados en el internet de las cosas IoT

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    Karen Vanessa Angulo-Sogamoso

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo, se presenta la optimización utilizando lógica difusa de un dispositivo conformado por una báscula con sensores integrados. Los cuales permiten identificar los alimentos y realizar un análisis químico, con el fin de identificar compuestos que pueden resultar nocivos para la salud de las personas. La bascula podrá ser conectada a través de bluetooth a cualquier aparato móvil, el cual utilizando una aplicación programada con la técnica de lógica difusa, le permitirá al usuario una descripción de los componentes de cualquier alimento, además de sugerir otros ingredientes que le permitan seguir una dieta más saludable y balanceada. La metodología de desarrollo se divide en tres etapas, la primera determinar las características de la bascula, luego las características del sensor y por último el desarrollo del aplicativo. La implementación del modelo está basado en la correlación de un Sistema Experto y de Lógica Difusa (Fuzzy Logic, en donde se establecen un sistema de inferencia, considerando la elección de variables de entrada y el establecimiento de tres macros que tienen evaluaciones integradas (propias de INVIMA, que posteriormente permitirán calcular los niveles de toxicidad en los alimentos. Al mismo tiempo con el fin de probar y validar el modelo, de tal modo que éste entregue resultados consistentes, se comparan resultados obtenidos en otros estudios, donde se puede evidenciar que el modelo planteado es más eficiente en un 7,57% con respecto a los demás puestos en consideración.

  2. MODELAGEM DE UM SISTEMA ESPECIALISTA PARA APRIMORAR PRODUTOS E PROCESSOS NA PRODUÇÃO DE LEITE UTILIZANDO A UML /MODELING AN EXPERT SYSTEM TO IMPROVE PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES IN THE MILK PRODUCTION USING THE UML

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    Mario Mollo Neto

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available A zootecnia de precisão permite o desenvolvimento de ferramentas automatizadas que fornecem um acompanhamento detalhado do plantel, aumentando a rentabilidade, e protegendo os animais racionalmente. O setor agropecuário brasileiro, em decorrência das intempéries da economia mundial globalizada, vem, de maneira crescente, se adaptando à utilização destas ferramentas automatizadas para suporte à tomada de decisão. A laminite é a patologia de maior custo para o gado de leite confinado. Suas causas incluem condições climáticas, de alojamento, de alimentação e a presença de pisos mais abrasivos. Baseando-se nessas informações é possível, utilizando o algoritmo correto, construir um modelo que permita ao usuário estimar a possibilidade de incidência de laminite em gado leiteiro, a partir de dados históricos ou mesmo de outras variáveis que causam a patologia. Neste trabalho foi realizada a modelagem, utilizando a Universal Modelling Language (UML, de um sistema especialista com motor de inferência Fuzzy para o diagnóstico preventivo desta patologia que reduza os impactos na produção e no conforto animal. A partir da modelagem realizada ficam disponíveis novas bases para a futura codificação e construção do sistema especialista para mitigar a patologia de casco, reduzir os impactos de perdas de receita relacionados e ampliar o conforto animal. Palavras-chave: Laminite, Sistema Especialista, Suporte a Decisão, Lógica Fuzzy, Diagnóstico Preventivo, Bem-estar animal, Modelagem.

  3. Eficácia de três métodos de degermação das mãos utilizando gluconato de clorexidina degermante (GCH 2%

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    Érika Rossetto da Cunha

    Full Text Available A degermação cirúrgica das mãos e dos antebraços é um procedimento que integra as atividades de paramentação cirúrgica como uma medida de prevenção de infecção do sítio cirúrgico. Com o advento dos princípios antissépticos degermantes, a necessidade do uso de escovas para a degermação cirúrgica tem sido questionada e recomendado o abandono deste uso devido às lesões provocadas na pele. Com a finalidade de fundamentar a eficácia da técnica da degermação cirúrgica sem o uso de escovas ou esponjas, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar três métodos para degermação cirúrgica utilizando a formulação degermante de gluconato de clorexidina - GCH 2%: com escova, com esponja e sem artefato. Foram avaliados 29 profissionais da saúde, utilizando o método de caldo de luva para coleta de micro-organismos antes e depois de cada método testado. As análises estatísticas comprovaram não haver diferenças estatísticas significantes na redução microbiana entre os três métodos analisados (p=0,148, o que teoricamente descarta a necessidade da continuidade do uso de escovas e esponjas para a realização da degermação das mãos.

  4. Efeito na Ressuscitação Cardiopulmonar utilizando treinamento teórico versus treinamento teórico-prático Efecto en la Resucitación Cardiopulmonar utilizando entrenamiento teórico versus entrenamiento teórico-prático Effects of the use of theoretical versus theoretical-practical training on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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    Heberth César Miotto

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O conhecimento teórico e a habilidade de realizar ressuscitação cardiopulmonar (RCP de qualidade são essenciais para a sobrevida do paciente vítima de morte súbita. OBJETIVO: Determinar se o ensino apenas teórico é capaz de promover o ensino da RCP de boa qualidade e conhecimento em profissionais da área da saúde comparado com curso teórico-prático de suporte básico de vida. MÉTODOS: Vinte enfermeiras voluntárias participaram do treinamento teórico de RCP e desfibrilação externa automática (DEA utilizando aula teórica e vídeo usado nos cursos de Suporte Básico de Vida da American Heart Association (BLS-AHA; grupo A. Foram comparadas com 26 alunos profissionais da saúde que participaram de um curso regular teórico-prático de BLS-AHA (grupo B. Após os cursos, os participantes foram submetidos à avaliação teórica e prática como recomendado nos cursos do BLS-AHA. As avaliações práticas foram gravadas e posteriormente pontuadas por três instrutores experientes. A avaliação teórica foi um teste de múltipla escolha usada nos cursos regulares do BLS-AHA. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença na avaliação teórica (p = ns, entretanto a avaliação prática foi consistentemente pior no grupo A, evidenciado pelos três examinadores (p FUNDAMENTO: El conocimiento teórico y la habilidad de realizar resucitación cardiopulmonar (RCP de calidad son esenciales para la sobrevida del paciente víctima de muerte súbita. OBJETIVO: Determinar si la enseñanza sólo teórica es capaz de promover la enseñanza de la RCP de buena calidad y conocimiento en profesionales del área de salud comparado con curso teórico-práctico de soporte básico de vida. MÉTODOS: Veinte enfermeras voluntarias participaron del entrenamiento teórico de RCP y desfibrilación externa automática (DEA utilizando clase teórica y video usado en los cursos de Soporte Básico de Vida de la American Heart Association (BLS-AHA; grupo A. Fueron

  5. Sediment Radiochronology Using Coastal {sup 210P}b: Model, Validation and Applications (Spanish Edition); Radiocronologia de Sedimentos Costeros Utilizando {sup 210}Pb: Modelos, Validacion y Aplicaciones

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    Sanchez-Cabeza, Joan-Albert; Diaz-Asencio, Misael; Ruiz-Fernandez, Ana Carolina [eds.

    2012-07-01

    Gran Caribe. En Johannesburgo 2002 se propuso y aprobo una Iniciativa Caribena para el Desarrollo Sostenible. Su objetivo es la gestion integral de ecosistemas marinos costeros a traves de la implementacion de planes de accion regionales. En 2005 los Jefes de Estado de la Asociacion de Estados del Caribe firmaron la Declaracion de Panama, la cual afirma que el Mar Caribe es un patrimonio comun de la region y se tomaron decisiones para apoyar la resolucion de la Organizacion de las Naciones Unidas para 'Promocionar una Gestion Integrada del Area del Mar del Caribe en el Contexto del Desarrollo Sostenible'. Estas iniciativas estaban dirigidas a la adopcion de acciones concretas en diferentes areas del desarrollo sostenible como la biodiversidad, recursos acuaticos y vulnerabilidad, prestando atencion a aspectos sociales y economicos. En 2006, la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas adopto la resolucion 'Hacia el desarrollo sostenible del Mar Caribe para las generaciones presentes y futuras'. En el ano 2007, la OIEA inicio un proyecto de 4 anos sobre la 'Aplicacion de tecnicas nucleares en la solucion de problemas especificos del manejo integrado de las zonas costeras en el Caribe', RLA/7/012. El objetivo del proyecto era desarrollar y mejorar las capacidades para reducir la degradacion por causas humanas de los ecosistemas costeros de la region del Gran Caribe utilizando tecnicas nucleares, en apoyo de la gestion integrada de la zona costera. Este proyecto esta alineado con los objetivos del OIEA en medio ambiente, en particular 'facilitando el uso sostenible de los recursos naturales donde los isotopos pueden mejorar el conocimiento de sistemas naturales que permita, por ejemplo, la prediccion de tendencias futuras globales a partir del pasado y la evaluacion global de recursos'. En el proyecto participan Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Republica Dominicana y Venezuela, con el apoyo del Centro de

  6. Fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana em idosos: análise por enfermeiros utilizando ferramenta computacional Factores de riesgo para enfermedad arterial coronaria en ancianos: análisis por enfermeras utilizando herramienta computacional Risk factors for coronary artery disease in the elderly: analysis by nurses using computational tool

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    Silvia Sidnéia da Silva

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou analisar a ocorrência dos fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana em população idosa participante de uma ação comunitária utilizando ferramenta computacional por enfermeiros. Para o desenvolvimento do trabalho utilizou-se uma base de dados coletada em um evento comunitário. As informações se referem a fatores de risco, dados antropométricos, aferição de valores de glicemia, colesterol e pressão arterial, ocorrência de doença cardíaca e outras. A estrutura multidimensional foi elaborada e gerenciada pela ferramenta Analysis Services. A população idosa correspondeu a 40,4% do total, um terço dessa população estava com valores alterados de pressão arterial sistêmica, 53,8% apresentavam índice de massa corporal acima de 25 Kg/m², 40,3% referiram hipertensão e 20,3%, diabetes mellitus. Conclui-se que o controle de fatores de risco para DAC em clientes idosos é essencial e que a tecnologia da informação pode apoiar na tomada de decisões estratégicas de promoção de saúde.Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo analizar la ocurrencia de los factores de riesgo para enfermedad arterial coronaria en la población anciana participante de una acción comunitaria con una herramienta computacional para las enfermeras. Para el desarrollo del trabajo se utilizó una base de datos colectada en un evento comunitario. Las informaciones se refieren a factores de riesgo, datos antropométricos, contraste de valores de glucemia, colesterol y presión arterial, ocurrencia de enfermedad cardiaca y otras. La estructura multidimensional fue elaborada y administrada por la herramienta Analysis Services. La población anciana correspondió a 40,4% del total, un tercio de esta población estaba con valores alterados de presión arterial sistémica, 53,8% presentaban índice de masa corporal arriba de 25Kg/m², 40,4% se referían a hipertensión y 20,3% diabetes mellitus. Se concluye que el control de factores de

  7. Intervenção coronária percutânea utilizando Full Metal Jacket com stents farmacológicos: eventos cardíacos adversos maiores em um ano

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    Rita Calé

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O benefício clínico de intervenção coronária percutânea (ICP para lesões coronárias longas é incerto; além disso, foram levantadas dúvidas questões sobre a sua segurança. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os preditores de eventos cardíacos adversos maiores (ECAM associados à ICP utilizando Full Metal Jacket (FMJ, definido como a sobreposição de stents farmacológicos (SF medindo >60 mm de comprimento, para lesões muito longas. MÉTODOS: Foram incluídos 136 pacientes consecutivos com lesões coronárias longas, requerendo FMJ em nosso cadastro de centro único. O desfecho primário incluiu a ocorrência combinada de todas as causas de morte, infarto do miocárdio (IM e revascularização do vaso alvo (RVA. Variáveis demográficas, clínicas, angiográficas e de procedimento foram avaliadas por meio de análise de regressão de Cox para determinar os preditores independentes de desfecho. RESULTADOS: O comprimento médio do stent por lesão foi de 73,2 ± 12,3 mm e o diâmetro médio do vaso de referência foi de 2,9 ± 0,6 mm. O sucesso angiográfico foi de 96,3%. A ausência de ECAM foi de 94,9% em 30 dias e 85,3% em um ano. No acompanhamento de um ano, a taxa de mortalidade por todas as causas foi de 3,7% (1,5% por mortes cardíacas, a taxa de IM foi de 3,7%, e a incidência de trombose de stent (TS definitiva ou provável foi de 2,9%. O gênero feminino [risco relativo (RR, 4,40; intervalo de confiança de 95% (IC, 1,81-10,66, p = 0,001 e ICP de artéria coronária não direita (RR, 3,49; p = 0,006; IC 95%, 1,42-8,59 foram preditores independentes de ECAM em um ano. A ausência de eventos adversos em um ano foi maior em pacientes com angina estável submetidos à ICP (RR, 0,33; IC 95% 0,13-0,80, p = 0,014. CONCLUSÕES: A ICP utilizando FMJ com SF para lesões muito longas foi eficaz, mas associada a uma alta taxa de TS em acompanhamento de um ano. No entanto, a taxa de mortalidade cardíaca, IM não relacionado a procedimento, e

  8. A Gaussian mixture clustering model for characterizing football players using the EA Sports' FIFA video game system. [Modelo basado en agrupamiento de mixturas Gaussianas para caracterizar futbolistas utilizando el sistema de videojuegos FIFA de EA Sports].

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    César Soto-Valero

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The generation and availability of football data has increased considerably last decades, mostly due to its popularity and also because of technological advances. Gaussian mixture clustering models represents a novel approach to exploring and analyzing performance data in sports. In this paper, we use principal components analysis in conjunction with a model-based Gaussian clustering method with the purpose of characterizing professional football players. Our model approach is tested using 40 attributes from EA Sports' FIFA video game series system, corresponding to 7705 European players. Clustering results reveal a clear distinction among different performance indicators, representing four different roles in the team. Players were labeled according to these roles and a gradient tree boosting model was used for ranking attributes regarding to its importance. We found that the dribbling skill is the most discriminating variable among the different clustered players’ profiles. Resumen En las últimas décadas se ha visto un incremento considerable en la generación y disponibilidad de datos de fútbol, esto se debe fundamentalmente a la popularidad de este deporte así como a los avances tecnológicos realizados en este campo. Los modelos de agrupamiento basados en mixturas Gaussianas representan un enfoque novedoso para explorar y analizar datos de desempeño deportivo. En el presente trabajo, se lleva a cabo una caracterización de jugadores profesionales de fútbol utilizando técnicas de análisis de componentes principales y agrupamiento basados en mixturas Gaussianas. El modelo presentado es comprobado utilizando datos del sistema de videojuegos FIFA de EA Sports, dichos datos representan 40 atributos correspondientes a 7705 futbolistas europeos. Los resultados del agrupamiento revelan una clara distinción entre algunos indicadores de desempeño, los cuales corresponden a cuatro roles diferentes en el equipo. Consecuentemente, los

  9. Evaluación de Electroinmunotransferencia utilizando antígeno mix nativo purificado de líquido de cisticerco de Taenia solium para el diagnóstico de cisticercosis humana

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    Eduardo Ayala-Sulca

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Evaluar la eficacia de la prueba electroinmunotransferencia (EITB para la detección de cisticercosis humana utilizando antígeno mix nativo purificado de líquido de cisticerco de Taenia solium. Material y métodos. Estudio observacional de evaluación de prueba diagnóstica. El antígeno mix nativo purificado se extrajo del líquido de cisticerco de cerdos naturalmente parasitados de áreas consideradas endémicas, se evaluó y seleccionó uno de los cuatro métodos de purificación: sulfato de amonio, lecitina de lentejas-sefarosa, Sephadex G-75 y electro-elución. La sensibilidad del antígeno purificado se determinó con EITB y fue evaluada con 50 sueros positivos a cisticercosis y la especificidad con 50 sueros negativos a cisticercosis (20 libres de infección parasitaria y 30 positivos a diferentes parasitosis. Resultados. La concentración óptima del antígeno mix nativo purificado para preparar las tiras EITB fue de 0,82 µg/mm. Por cromatografía de afinidad con lectina de lentejas- sefarosa se visualizaron y purificaron ocho glicoproteínas antigénicas específicas, siendo sus masas relativas de: 13, 14, 17, 18, 23, 24, 31 y 35 kDa; los antígenos purificados obtenidos por los otros métodos no fueron evaluados por EITB, porque no correspondieron a las proteínas antigénicas específicas consideradas entre 13 y 35 KDa. La prueba de EITB utilizando antígeno mix nativo purificado presentó 100% de sensibilidad y 100% de especificidad. Conclusiones. El antígeno mix nativo purificado mejora la eficiencia diagnóstica de la prueba de EITB. Recomendamos la preparación de un kit in house y su validación en campo para que pueda transferirse e implementarse en laboratorios de zonas endémicas del Perú

  10. Orientation of a 3D object: implementation with an artificial neural network using a programmable logic device;Orientacion de un objeto 3D : implementacion de redes neuronales artificiales utilizando logica programable

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    Carnevale, Federico J [Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Instituto Balseiro, Centro Atomico Bariloche (Argentina)

    2010-07-01

    Complex information extraction from images is a key skill of intelligent machines, with wide application in automated systems, robotic manipulation and human-computer interaction. However, solving this problem with traditional, geometric or analytical, strategies is extremely difficult. Therefore, an approach based on learning from examples seems to be more appropriate. This thesis addresses the problem of 3D orientation, aiming to estimate the angular coordinates of a known object from an image shot from any direction. We describe a system based on artificial neural networks to solve this problem in real time. The implementation is performed using a programmable logic device. The digital system described in this paper has the ability to estimate two rotational coordinates of a 3D known object, in ranges from -80{sup 0} to 80{sup 0}. The operation speed allows a real time performance at video rate. The system accuracy can be successively increased by increasing the size of the artificial neural network and using a larger number of training examples;La extraccion de informacion compleja a partir de imagenes es una habilidad clave en las maquinas inteligentes con vasta aplicacion en los sistemas automatizados, la manipulacion robotica y la interaccion humano-computadora. Sin embargo, resulta una tarea extremadamente dificil de resolver con estrategias clasicas, geometricas o analiticas. Por lo tanto, un enfoque basado en aprendizaje a partir de ejemplos parece mas adecuado. Esta tesis trata acerca del problema de orientacion 3D, cuyo objetivo consiste en estimar las coordenadas angulares de un objeto conocido, a partir de una imagen tomada desde cualquier direccion. Se describe un sistema, basado en redes neuronales artificiales, para resolver este problema en tiempo real. La implementacion, capaz de funcionar a frecuencia de video, se realiza utilizando un dispositivo de logica programable. El sistema digital final demuestra la capacidad de estimar dos coordenadas

  11. Software Educativo como auxílio na aprendizagem da matemática: uma experiência utilizando as quatro operações com alunos do 4º Ano do Ensino Fundamental I

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    Marcílio Farias da Silva

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available As dificuldades de aprendizagem decorrentes do modelo de ensino encontrado nas escolas e os avanços dos recursos tecnológicos são fatores que influenciam a educação matemática. Os alunos apresentam um grau de dificuldade relevante com relação ao ensino-aprendizagem, causado pela falta de motivação, de aulas monótonas e sem relação com o cotidiano. Ao mesmo tempo, os recursos tecnológicos vêm sendo inseridos na educação de forma crescente, trazendo resultados positivos para o ensino. Considerando tais fatores, este trabalho analisou o uso de software educativo como auxílio na aprendizagem de matemática, apresentando-o como uma possibilidade de tornar as aulas mais motivadoras aos alunos. Para verificar se essa utilização traz resultados positivos para o ensino-aprendizagem, buscou-se tal comprovação por meio de estudo de caso de natureza exploratória realizado com alunos do 4º ano do ensino fundamental I, utilizando como ferramenta o software educativo Tux of Math Command. Realizou-se uma análise comportamental dos alunos na realização de operações matemáticas em diferentes situações: resolvendo as operações em sala de aula, e utilizando o jogo no laboratório de informática. Na utilização do software, verificou-se uma atitude mais instigante dos alunos do que na resolução das operações em sala de aula. Esse interesse foi decorrente da associação do jogo feita pelos alunos, não como problema a ser resolvido e sim como algo prazeroso e significativo, em oposição ao ocorrido em sala de aula, momento em que prevaleceu a insegurança e a necessidade de apresentar soluções. A pesquisa possibilitou afirmação do questionamento apresentado neste trabalho, confirmando que a utilização do software educativo auxilia o processo de ensino-aprendizagem de matemática.

  12. On-line diagnosis of high power motors based on ultra wide band partial discharge detection; Diagnostico en linea de motores de gran capacidad mediante la deteccion de descargas parciales utilizando tecnicas de banda ultra ancha

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    Carvajal M, F. Antonio; Garcia Colon H, Vicente R. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Asiain, Tomas [Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Escuela Superior de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica (Mexico)

    2009-07-01

    In this work a non-standardized method for on-line diagnostic of high capacity motors based on Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Partial Discharge (PD) measuring techniques is theoretically supported, implemented and applied. The method developed is non invasive and consist in the measurement of PD in the main motor power supply cables and its ground shields connection using a near field sensor (Rogowski coil, clamp-on type) with a bandwidth of 2 to 40 MHz. The measured signals by the sensor, are stretched electronically, digitized and fed to a conventional Partial Discharge digital detector. The UWB PD detection system used displays the output in a Pulse repetition frequency-Charge-Phase angle (N-Q-?) PD pattern. The results obtained in thirteen 2500 H.P., 13.8 kV motors performed during operating in an Oil Pumping facility are presented, including its analysis and comparison with values and PD patterns reported in literature. [Spanish] En este trabajo se presentan los fundamentos teoricos, la implementacion y aplicacion de un metodo no normalizado, para el diagnostico en linea de motores de gran capacidad, basado en la deteccion de Descargas Parciales (DP) utilizando tecnicas de medicion de Banda Ultra Ancha. El metodo desarrollado es no invasivo y consiste en la medicion de las DP en los conductores y conexiones a tierra de la pantalla de los cables principales de suministro de energia al motor, utilizan