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  1. Involved mechanisms in the radioprotector effect of the insulinic-1 type growth factor (IGF-1) in the mucous of the small intestine; Mecanismos involucrados en el efecto radioprotector del factor de crecimiento tipo insulinico-1 (IGF-1) en la mucosa del intestino delgado

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    Mohamad, N.; Medina, V.; Sambuco, L.; Gutierrez, A.; Nunez, M.; Martin, G.; Cricco, G.; Rivera, E.; Bergoc, R. [Laboratorio de Radioisotopos, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Junin 956, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Croci, M.; Crescenti, E. [Instituto de Inmunooncologia, Cordoba 3200, Buenos Aires (Argentina)]. e-mail: rmbergoc@ffyb.uba.ar

    2006-07-01

    The use of radiant therapies in malignant tissues presents the inconvenience of affecting also to the healthy tissues, mainly when these present a high rate of proliferation like in the case of the mucous of the small intestine. The growth factor of insulinic-1 type (IGF-1) it has been pointed out as a possible protector of normal tissues under irradiation conditions. The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of the IGF-1 like radioprotector of the mucous of the small intestine in mice irradiated with 10 Gy to whole body, determining the histological characteristics of the tissue, the presence of apoptotic cells, the expression of antigen of cellular proliferation (PCNA) and of anti-oxidant enzymes. Four groups of mice were used: control, treated with IGF-1, irradiated and irradiated and treated with IGF-1. The two treated groups were injected subcutaneously with two dose by day of 2.5 {mu}g of IGF-I /0.1ml during four days (days 1 at 4). The two irradiated groups 10 Gy received to whole body the day 2. The day 5 all the animals were sacrificed and cuts of the mucous of the small intestine were obtained. The histological cuts were evaluated by tint with hematoxyline-eosin; the presence of apoptotic cells its were determined by the Tunnel method (Apoptag kit); the expression of PCNA, superoxide dependent dismutase of copper and zinc (CuZnSOD), superoxide dependent dismutase of manganese (MnSOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathion peroxidase (GPX), by immunohistochemistry. The results demonstrated that the treatment with IGF-1 preserves the partially histology of the mucous of the intestine, the expression of PCNA and the presence of apoptotic cells in the crypts in front of the irradiation. The CuZnSOD it was expressed mainly in the hairiness and, in smaller measure, in the crypts increase in the group IR+IGF-1. The IGF-1 produced the expression of MnSOD in the crypts and in the intestinal hairiness. The expression of CAT in the hairiness increase

  2. Mecanismos involucrados en la promoción de crecimiento axonal por la glia envolvente del bulbo olfatorio

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    Vilma C. Muñetón-Gómez

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available La actividad que promueve el crecimiento de axones por la glia envolvente (GE del bulbo olfatorio depende de la expresión de diversas moléculas durante el desarrollo, la vida adulta y la reparación de lesiones nerviosas. Diversas moléculas tales como las neurotrofinas y sus receptores, los factores de crecimiento, las moléculas de adhesión celular, las moléculas de matriz extracelular y las moléculas asociadas con la mielinización son producidas por la glia del sistema olfatorio durante el desarrollo. Su expresión sostenida durante la vida adulta parece estar asociada con el reemplazo celular y la alta plasticidad de este sistema. A su vez, su expresión se involucra en procesos de reparación de lesiones mediados por trasplantes de glia. La migración de la GE, que acompaña axones en crecimiento, se observa durante el desarrollo y en procesos de regeneración luego de una lesión. Los trasplantes de,GE permiten la navegación de brotes regenerantes a través del tejido gliótico inhibidor formado luego de una lesión del sistema nervioso central. El propósito de esta revisión es profundizar en los mecanismos de actividad promotora de crecimiento axonal.

  3. Proteínas recombinantes útiles para el diagnóstico, prevención y estudios patogénicos de la leptospirosis : Estudio de mecanismos patogénicos involucrados

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    Prêtre, Gabriela

    2011-01-01

    Objetivo general El propósito general de este trabajo es: 1. Generar herramientas moleculares que sean útiles contra la leptospirosis, ya sea para su diagnóstico, prevención o un mejor conocimiento de su patogénesis. 2. Estudiar mecanismos patogénicos involucrados en la leptospirosis. Objetivos específicos 1. Clonado, expresión y purificación de proteínas recombinantes. 2. Producción de antisuero contra las proteínas recombinantes....

  4. Free radical scavenging and α-glucosidase inhibition, two potential mechanisms involved in the anti-diabetic activity of oleanolic acid; La Captación de radicales libres y la inhibición de α-glucosidasa, dos posibles mecanismos involucrados en la actividad antidiabética del ácido oleanólico.

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    Castellano, J.M.; Guinda, A.; Macias, L.; Santos-Lozano, J.M.; Lapetra, J.; Rada, M.

    2016-07-01

    This work investigates the role of oleanolic acid (OA), isolated from the olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf, as a radical scavenger and inhibitor of the hydrolyzing enzymes of dietary carbohydrates. New evidence is provided showing that OA may capture 2,2’-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) and peroxyl radicals, and also exert a strong and non-competitive inhibition of α-glucosidase (IC50 10.11 ± 0.30 µM). The kinetic and spectrometric analyses performed indicate that OA interacts with this enzyme inside a hydrophobic pocket, through an endothermic and non spontaneous process of a hydrophobic nature. These are two possible mechanisms by which OA may facilitate a better control of post-prandial hyperglycaemia and oxidative stress, so contributing to preserving insulin signalling. Obesity, insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus are considered the first pandemics of the 21st century. In this sense, OA might be used in future preventive and therapeutic strategies, as an ingredient in new drugs and functional foods. [Spanish] Este trabajo estudia el papel del ácido oleanólico (OA), aislado de la hoja de olivo, como secuestrador de radicales libres e inhibidor de enzimas implicados en la hidrolisis de los carbohidratos de la dieta, dos mecanismos por los que el triterpeno podría mitigar la hiperglicemia postprandial y el estrés oxidativo. Se aportan nuevas evidencias que muestran que el OA puede capturar radicales ácido 2,2’-azino-bis-(3-etilbenzotiazolín)-6-sulfónico y peroxilo, y que ejerce una potente inhibición nocompetitiva de α-glucosidasa (IC50 10.11±0.30 µM). El análisis cinético y espectrométrico llevado a cabo indica que OA interacciona con este enzima en el interior de un bolsillo hidrofóbico, mediante un proceso endotérmico no espontáneo, de naturaleza hidrofóbica. Estos son dos posibles mecanismos por los cuales el OA puede facilitar un mejor control de la hiperglucemia postprandial y el estrés oxidativo, lo

  5. Mecanismos moleculares de la síntesis de celulosa en bacterias

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    Micaela Marcela Méndez Ortiz; Jorge Membrillo Hernández

    2004-01-01

    La celulosa (C6H10O5)n es un biopolímero de gran interés biotecnológico. El presente trabajo ofrece una revisión breve de los aspectos más relevantes que conciernen a los determinantes genéticos y moleculares involucrados en la síntesis de celulosa en bacterias. El análisis de los genes de Acetobacter xylinum involucrados en la síntesis de celulosa ha permitido la identificación de varias especies bacterianas capaces de producir celulosa, así como la elucidación de mecanismos bios...

  6. Inflamación intestinal y dismotilidad en un modelo experimental de enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal en la rata mecanismos de acción implicados en la ciclicidad y cronicidad /

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    Porras Pardo, Mònica

    2006-01-01

    Bajo el nombre de Enfermedad Inflamatoria Intestinal (EII) se agrupan dos patologías inflamatorias crónicas y recidivantes de etiología desconocida: la enfermedad de Crohn y la colitis ulcerosa. La relativamente elevada incidencia de estas patologías hace que estudiar su etiopatogenia sea un objetivo importante, ya que actualmente no existe ningún tratamiento curativo y/o que prevenga la recidiva A pesar de que los pacientes afectados de EII presentan síntomas relacionados con alteraciones de...

  7. Mecanismos celulares y moleculares de la aterotrombosis

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    Eliana C. Portilla, Biol

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La aterosclerosis es el resultado de la alteración en la función del endotelio arterial, desencadenada por la exposición continua de este tejido a fenómenos circulatorios turbulentos. La presencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular promueve la sobre-expresión de moléculas proinflamatorias que inician la cascada inflamatoria al interior del vaso. Una vez las células inmunes, como monocitos y macrófagos, ingresan a la arteria, se inicia una serie de eventos que incluye la internalización de partículas lipídicas en el macrófago y la formación de las células espumosas y estrías grasas. Posteriormente, la respuesta inflamatoria se agudiza y continúa la formación del núcleo lipídico y el desarrollo de la placa de ateroma. El proceso inflamatorio modula la sobre-expresión de mecanismos protrombóticos que actúan en respuesta a la ruptura o erosión de la placa aterosclerótica y desencadena eventos trombóticos o embólicos. El objetivo de esta revisión es presentar evidencia acerca de los mecanismos celulares y moleculares involucrados en los procesos de disfunción endotelial, inflamación y trombosis que subyacen el inicio y la progresión de la aterosclerosis.

  8. Mecanismos celulares y moleculares de la aterotrombosis

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    Eliana C Portilla

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available La aterosclerosis es el resultado de la alteración en la función del endotelio arterial, desencadenada por la exposición continua de este tejido a fenómenos circulatorios turbulentos. La presencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular promueve la sobre-expresión de moléculas proinflamatorias que inician la cascada inflamatoria al interior del vaso. Una vez las células inmunes, como monocitos y macrófagos, ingresan a la arteria, se inicia una serie de eventos que incluye la internalización de partículas lipídicas en el macrófago y la formación de las células espumosas y estrías grasas. Posteriormente, la respuesta inflamatoria se agudiza y continúa la formación del núcleo lipídico y el desarrollo de la placa de ateroma. El proceso inflamatorio modula la sobre-expresión de mecanismos protrombóticos que actúan en respuesta a la ruptura o erosión de la placa aterosclerótica y desencadena eventos trombóticos o embólicos. El objetivo de esta revisión es presentar evidencia acerca de los mecanismos celulares y moleculares involucrados en los procesos de disfunción endotelial, inflamación y trombosis que subyacen el inicio y la progresión de la aterosclerosis.

  9. Mecanismos reguladores de la pubertad normal y sus variaciones

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    R. Carolina Sepúlveda, Dra.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La pubertad es una de las etapas más importantes de la vida. Está definida como un periodo de transición donde el sujeto adquiere las características sexuales secundarias, y la capacidad reproductiva. Esto ocurre como consecuencia de la activación del eje Hipotálamo - pituitaria - gónada. El cambio de frecuencia de estimulación de la GnRH de los gonadotrofos es uno de los mecanismos involucrados en las diferencias de secreción de las gondotrofinas durante el ciclo ovulatorio. En este artículo se revisan los eventos que son normales en el período de la pubertad, en ambos sexos y las posibles patologías que se describen en este periodo.

  10. Mecanismos moleculares de la síntesis de celulosa en bacterias

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    Micaela Marcela Méndez Ortiz

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available La celulosa (C6H10O5n es un biopolímero de gran interés biotecnológico. El presente trabajo ofrece una revisión breve de los aspectos más relevantes que conciernen a los determinantes genéticos y moleculares involucrados en la síntesis de celulosa en bacterias. El análisis de los genes de Acetobacter xylinum involucrados en la síntesis de celulosa ha permitido la identificación de varias especies bacterianas capaces de producir celulosa, así como la elucidación de mecanismos biosintéticos que involucran a la molécula reguladora c-di-GMP, sintetizada por proteínas que poseen dominios GGDEF, las cuales están ampliamente distribuidas entre las bacterias.

  11. Detergencia. Sus principales mecanismos

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    Gómez Herrera, Carlos

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Advances on research, technology and applications for detergent processes increase rapidly. They keep provoking, as during last decades, repercussions on several fields (domestic, industrial, sanitary, energetic, environmental, legislative. To control as much as possible these repercussions, it is necessary to assess the actual knowledge about detergency mechanisms. This informative article starts by reviewing the essential elements for detergent processes (substrate, soil, cleaning bath. Subsequently several physico-chemical key factors for effectiveness of the textile washing are discussed. These factors are: a removal of liquid oily soils (by rolling-up, or by spontaneous microemulsification; b separation of solid particles (by interfacial or electrostatic interactions; c antiredeposition effects (by solubilization, emulsification or suspension; d water hardness influence; e washing physical conditions (temperature, agitation, time. The article ends by establishing the necessity for maintaining close collaboration among experts on different fields to optimize both detergent processes and their repercussions.

    Los avances en investigación, tecnología y aplicaciones de las operaciones detersivas aumentan rápidamente. Estos siguen provocando, como durante las últimas décadas, repercusiones en muy diversos campos (domésticos, industriales, sanitarios, energéticos, medioambientales, legislativos. Para controlar en lo posible estas repercusiones, resulta necesario valorar los conocimientos actuales sobre los mecanismos de la detergencia. Este artículo de información comienza revisando los elementos esenciales de las operaciones detersivas (sustrato, suciedad, baño. A continuación discute varios factores químicofísicos clave para la eficacia en el lavado de artículos textiles. Estos factores son: a eliminación de suciedades oleosas líquidas (por «rolling-up», o por microemulsificación; b separación de partículas s

  12. Cloroquina: hipótesis acerca de los mecanismos de Cloroquina: hipótesis acerca de los mecanismos de resistencia en Plasmodium falciparum

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    Leyla Y. Bustamante

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios farrnacológicos sugieren que la resistencia a cloroquina está asociada con una reducción de la concentración intracelular de la droga por debajo de niveles biológicamente efectivos. En general, se han considerado tres mecanismos diferentes: (i un incremento en el pH lisosomal que reduciría la acumulación ácido-trópica de cloroquina; (ii la generación de un mecanismo rápido de flujo hacia el exterior; y (iii la reducción de la entrada de cloroquina a la célula. Sin embargo, la caracterización del mecanismo molecular mediante estudios bioquímicos, moleculares y genéticos ha proporcionado resultados ambiguos. Se han identificado dos candidatos que pueden tener un papel en la resistencia. El primero es el genpfmdr1,en el que se han encontrado mutaciones que parecen estar asociadas con resistencia a cloroquina; sin embargo, los resultados de diferentes experimentos indican que la sola presencia de alteraciones en este gen no confiere resistencia. El otro candidato es el gen cg2, que posee regiones de secuencias repetidas en tándem con polimorfismos específicos, que en Asia y Africa se han correlacionado con resistencia a cloroquina. Adicionalmente, un estudio reciente ha propuesto un modelo consistente con un factor de resistencia que actúa en la vacuola digestiva, en donde se encuentra CG2, lo que ha fortalecido la hipótesis de que esta proteína juega un papel importante en el desarrollo de resistencia. No obstante lo anterior, se requieren más investigaciones que involucren el conocimiento que se tiene y permitan dilucidar el mecanismo o los mecanismos involucrados en la aparición de resistencia a cloroquina.

  13. El control de la transpiración de oliva y almendra. Mecanismos en condiciones de sequía

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    Rodríguez Domínguez, Celia Modesta

    2014-01-01

    En la presente Tesis se han utilizado una amplia gama de técnicas experimentales y análisis de modelización para estudiar los mecanismos fisiológicos involucrados en el control de la transpiración y aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos en la optimización del riego de cultivos de árboles frutales. Dos enfoques principales fueron utilizados para enlazar el conocimiento fisiológico emergente con la búsqueda de un manejo adecuado del riego en estos cultivos: sensores basados en medidas en plantas...

  14. Mecanismos moleculares involucrados en la activación de linfocitos T y su relación con procesos de androgenización incrementada

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    Solano, María Emilia

    2010-01-01

    El síndrome del ovario poliquístico (SOP) es un desorden endocrino que afecta a mujeres en edad reproductiva, constituyendo una de las primeras causas de infertilidad por anovulación. Asimismo, los andrógenos promueven la acumulación abdominal de la adiposidad que se relaciona a insulino-resistencia e inflamación crónica sistémica. Tanto a nivel ovárico como sistémico existen evidencias de que el sistema inmune contribuiría a la patogénesis del SOP. Por ello en este trabajo se estudiaron alte...

  15. Mecanismos celulares en respuesta al estrés: sirtuinas

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    Nancy Paola Echeverri Ruiz

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Desde hace algún tiempo se conoce el papel de la restricción calórica sobre la longevidad y la prevención de enfermedades crónicas, pero hasta hace poco los mecanismos celulares involucrados comienzan a ser elucidados. El estrés celular se podría definir como el estado en el que la célula no presenta las condiciones óptimas de supervivencia, siendo el oxidativo un tipo de estrés en el que se generan radicales libres nocivos para las estructuras celulares. La restricción calórica podría incrementar la resistencia celular a diferentes formas de estrés. Las sirtuinas, proteínas deacetilasas de histonas tipo III, están involucradas en la relación entre balance energético y transcripción génica, permitiendo que la célula responda a la restricción calórica y sobreviva a situaciones de estrés oxidativo. En esta relación las sirtuinas regulan genes de la familia FOXO, cMYC, hTERT, p53, entre otros. La activación o silenciamiento de estos genes es importante en los procesos de apoptosis, reparación y muerte celular.

  16. El maltrato infantil: mecanismos subyacentes

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    Gladys S. Martínez

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available La exposición durante la infancia a estrés traumático, en la forma de abuso o negligencia, está asociada con una mayor vulnerabilidad, la cual resulta en el desarrollo de diversas psicopatologías, relación que ha sido confirmada una y otra vez en estudios epidemiológicos; sin embargo, aún se desconocen los mecanismos neurales que subyacen dichas alteracionesy solo recientemente se han empezado a estudiar los cambios neurobiológicos subyacentes en padres y madres maltratadores. En esta revisión se resumen investigaciones en que se ha abordado esta temática y se presentan algunos de los modelos animales usados para su estudio.

  17. LAS EMOCIONES DEL ALUMNADO INVOLUCRADO EN LA DINÁMICA DEL MALTRATO ENTRE IGUALES

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    Isabel de la A. Valadez Figueroa

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta resultados de una investigación cualitativa, realizada de septiembre 2014 a enero del 2015 con el alumnado de tres escuelas secundarias del sistema oficial ubicadas en la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. El objetivo fue conocer el rol que juegan las emociones que experimentan los alumnos involucrados en la violencia escolar específicamente el maltrato entre iguales. La información se obtuvo mediante tres grupos focales y once entrevistas semiestructuradas, utilizando el análisis categorial temático. Los resultados muestran un patrón emocional, compartido entre observadores y víctimas, víctimas y agresores, y observadores, víctimas y agresores. Este patrón integrado por emociones que forman parte del espectro de las emociones relacionadas con la vergüenza, y en el que subyace una afrenta o humillación percibida como cercana y potencial para el observador, real para la víctima y acaecida para el agresor. Esta situación puede tornar la violencia en un círculo interminable, en el cual el estudiantado tanto en su rol de observadores, víctimas y agresores en un intento de recuperar su propia valía ante sí mismos y ante los ojos de los demás, tratan de superar la vergüenza por la afrenta recibida, utilizando la violencia como catarsis de la vergüenza. Estos hallazgos servirán como base empírica para diseñar intervenciones educativas que consideren las emociones de los alumnos.

  18. Las emociones del alumnado involucrado en la dinámica del maltrato entre iguales

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    Valadez Figueroa, Isabel de la A.

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta resultados de una investigación cualitativa, realizada de septiembre 2014 a enero del 2015 con el alumnado de tres escuelas secundarias del sistema oficial ubicadas en la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara, Jalis co, México. El objetivo fue conocer el rol que juegan las emociones que experimentan los alumnos involucrados en la violencia escolar específicamente el maltrato entre iguales. La información se obtuvo mediante tres grupos focales y once entrevistas semiestructuradas, utilizando el análisis categorial temático. Los resultados muestran un patrón emocional, compartido entre observadores y víctimas, víctimas y agresores, y observadores, víctimas y agresores. Este patrón integrado por emociones que forman parte del espectro de las emociones relacionadas con la vergüenza, y en el que subyace una afrenta o humillación percibida como cercana y potencial para el observador, real para la víctima y acaecida para el agresor. Esta situación puede tornar la violencia en un círculo interminable, en el cual el estudiantado tanto en su rol de observadores, víctimas y agresores en un intento de recuperar su propia valía ante sí mismos y ante los ojos de los demás, tratan de superar la vergüenza por la afrenta recibida, utilizando la violencia como catarsis de la vergüenza. Estos hallazgos servirán como base empírica para diseñar intervenciones educativas que consideren las emociones de los alumnos.

  19. Streptococcus pneumoniae, mecanismos de resistencia antimicrobiana

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    Amauri Noda Albelo

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El Streptococcus pneumoniae, principal agente causal de la neumonía comunitaria, líder en la etiología de la otitis media y la meningitis, en las últimas 3 décadas ha incrementado, de manera importante, su resistencia a los agentes terapéuticos más utilizados, como los betalactámicos, macrólidos, azálidos y fluroquinolonas. La versatilidad adaptativa del microorganismo le ha permitido crear mecanismos capaces de sobreponerse a cualquiera de estas agresiones terapéuticas con un grado variable de eficacia. Se realiza una revisión de los mecanismos más importantes implicados en la adquisición de resistencia antimicrobiana por S. pneumoniae, y se precisan algunos de los factores de riesgo implicados en infección por S. pneumoniae resistente.

  20. Mecanismos cerebrales de la memoria de reconocimiento

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    Gallo Torres, Milagros

    2016-01-01

    La memoria es un proceso activo por el que se consolidan y actualizan los cambios en la organización funcional del Sistema Nervioso inducidos por la experiencia. Se trata de un campo de estudio complejo ya que solo tenemos acceso consciente a una parte de la memoria y diversos tipos de memoria dependen de distintos circuitos neuronales. La investigación sobre los mecanismos cerebrales implicados en aprender y recordar exige el empleo de la aproximación psicobiológica que combina estrategias ...

  1. Dolor lumbar agudo: mecanismos, enfoque y tratamiento

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    Mahecha Toro, Marco Tulio

    2009-01-01

    El dolor lumbar agudo tiene un gran impacto socioeconómico a nivel mundial, esto lo constituye en un problema de salud pública. En nuestro país su ocurrencia es muy similar a la de otras latitudes. A lo largo de la historia se ha considerado como un “precio” que debemos pagar los mamíferos bipedestres de importante longevidad. Comparte sus mecanismos fisiopatológicos con los otros tipos de dolor agudo. Sin embargo, en la gran mayoría de los casos, implica un reto determinar su origen patológi...

  2. Intestinal Cancer

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    ... connects your stomach to your large intestine. Intestinal cancer is rare, but eating a high-fat diet ... increase your risk. Possible signs of small intestine cancer include Abdominal pain Weight loss for no reason ...

  3. Mecanismos celulares involucrados en la regulación del eje hipotálamo-hipófiso-adrenal en un modelo animal de insulinorresistencia inducida por la ingesta de carbohidratos simples

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    Mercau, María Elisa

    2016-01-01

    Diversas evidencias experimentales demostraron que el desarrollo de insulinorresistencia (IR) se acompaña de cambios en la actividad del eje hipotálamo-hipófiso_adrenal (HHA) que se traducen en variaciones en los niveles sanguíneos de glucocorticoides (GC), tanto en pacientes como en modelos animales de la enfermedad. En trabajos previos de nuestro laboratorio demostramos un aumento en los niveles de GC en animales tratados con una dieta rica en sacarosa (DRS) durante 7 semanas que se asoció ...

  4. Procesos de deterioro y mecanismos de protección y reparación involucrados en la pérdida diferencial de la viabilidad durante el almacenamiento en semillas de Chenopodium quinoa Willd

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    Castellión, Martina Laura

    2008-01-01

    Se estudió el deterioro producido durante el almacenamiento en semillas de seis cultivares de quínoa, originarios de dos regiones altamente contrastantes. Se evaluó la longevidad de las semillas y se aplicó la ecuación de la viabilidad de Ellis y Roberts (1980a). Aunque el cv. Chadmo mostró mayor longevidad que los demás cultivares estudiados, no se detectó una clara asociación entre la longevidad y las características de las regiones de origen de los cultivares. Se determinaron tiempos de re...

  5. Propiedades espaciales del mecanismo atencional inhibitorio

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    Alejandro Castillo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En una serie de tres experimentos se estudia una posible especificidad espacial del mecanismo atencional inhibitorio. A través del paradigma de priming negativo se examina en concreto si existen diferencias entre estímulos distractores situados dentro del foco atencional del sujeto y otros situados en la periferia. Mediante la utilización de una letter-matching task similar a la que emplearon Nelly, Lissner y Beck (1990, se obtiene efecto de priming negativo sólo en aquellas letras distractores que se sitúan fuera del foco de atención del sujeto. Los resultados sugieren que el sistema inhibitorio que actúa a nivel de características físicas y espaciales no puede inhibir los estímulos situados dentro del foco, por lo cual todos ellos son forzosa-mente procesados a nivel semántico.

  6. Análisis cualitativo del concepto y praxis de rehabilitación integral percibido por distintos actores involucrados

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    Marisol Moreno-Angarita

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. La rehabilitación integral es un concepto de difícil consenso, dado que es resultado de una evolución histórica. Objetivo. Presentar los hallazgos del estudio “Acceso a los servicios de rehabilitación integral en Colombia: una aproximación desde los conceptos y las prácticas de distintos actores sociales” y describir las comprensiones de la rehabilitación integral de parte de diversos actores desde una perspectiva comprensiva de la discapacidad. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo-exploratorio, cualitativo y de múltiples fuentes de evidencia para identificar las percepciones de actores responsables de formular e implementar políticas públicas (FP, académicos (A, profesionales (P, representantes de organizaciones sociales (OS, gestores de servicios (GS, gestores y profesionales de servicios de educación inclusiva (EI, personas con discapacidad (PCD y cuidadores (C, involucrados en la rehabilitación integral en una ciudad colombiana. Se realizaron entrevistas a 18 actores y se desarrollaron seis grupos focales. Para el análisis de datos, se usó el Atlas ti®, el acuerdo entre jueces y el análisis de las narrativas. Resultados. La rehabilitación integral es percibida de distintas maneras por los actores, entre las que priman tres concepciones de ella: como resultado de un proceso de rehabilitación funcional, como derecho y como garante de inclusión social. Conclusiones. Mientras exista diversidad y dispersión acerca de la rehabilitación integral, será difícil concebir, implementar, evaluar y participar activamente en dicho proceso. En consecuencia, las barreras de acceso a ella se incrementarán y estará lejos de entenderse como un derecho que se ejerce desde una visión integral de ser humano. Dicho esto, se enuncian implicaciones para la academia, los prestadores de servicios y las políticas públicas.

  7. Mecanismos de hepatotoxicidade Mechanisms of hepatotoxicity

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    Marcelo Chiara Bertolami

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Hepatopatia relacionada ao uso de drogas hipolipemiantes tem sido definida como um dano celular (aumento das enzimas AST e ALT sem alterações colestáticas (aumento de bilirrubinas e/ou fosfatase alcalina. Seis mecanismos são propostos para a hepatopatia: 1. Reações de alta energia no citocromo P450 comprometendo a homeostase do cálcio com a ruptura de fibrilas intracelulares e lise de hepatócitos. 2. Disfunção de proteínas transportadoras relacionadas com o fluxo de ácidos biliares (mecanismo proposto para a toxicidade hepática dos fibratos. 3. Reações imunes geradas pela formação de metabólitos das drogas hipolipemiantes formados no fígado. 4. Hepatoxicidade promovida por células T com inflamação adicional mediada por neutrófilos. 5. Apoptose mediada por TNF e Fas (imune-mediada. 6. Estresse oxidativo gerado por dano a organelas intracelulares. Ainda, idade avançada, consumo excessivo de álcool, altas doses de drogas hipolipemiantes, interação com outros fármacos, e doença hepática ativa prévia podem aumentar a hepatotoxidade.Liver disease following the use of hypolipidemic drugs has been reported as a cellular damage (increases in AST or ALT enzymes without cholestatic alterations (bilirubin and or alkaline phosphatase increases. Six mechanisms were proposed for hepatotoxicity : 1. High energy reactions on P450 cytochrome impairing calcium homestasis with rupture of intracellular fibrils and hepatocyte lysis. 2. Impairment of transporter proteins related to the bile acids flux (mechanism proposed for fibrate liver toxicity. 3. Immune reactions due to the formation of metabolites linked to enzymes following liver metabolism of hypolipidemic drugs. 4. Hepatotoxicity by T cells with additional inflammation mediated by neutrophils. 5. Apoptosis mediated by TNF and Fas (immune mediated. 6. Oxidative stress due to damage of intracellular organelles. In addition, advanced age, alcohol in excess, high doses of

  8. Agentes y mecanismos de votación

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    Errecalde, Marcelo Luis; Aguirre, Guillermo; Gonzalez, Fernando

    2004-01-01

    Los mecanismos de votación se encuentran entre los métodos más utilizados para resolver problemas de la vida diaria en los que un conjunto de agentes deben tomar una decisión social consensuada. La familiaridad con este tipo de mecanismos ha llevado a que distintos investigadores propongan esta forma de elección social como un medio para lograr que agentes artificiales interactúen de manera coordinada en un sistema multiagente. Sin embargo, el uso de mecanismos de votación no está restringido...

  9. Mecanismos de daño inmunológico

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    L. Jessica Salinas, Dra.

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Las fallas en el control de las respuestas inmunes fisiológicas o en la mantención de la tolerancia a lo propio, produce enfermedades en las cuales el mecanismo patogénico primario es inmunológico. Estas respuestas inmunes descontroladas se llaman mecanismo de hipersensibilidad y serán revisadas en este artículo, basándonos en las clasificaciones de Gell y Coombs y la más reciente de los mecanismos de daño mediados por células.

  10. Guías para el uso racional de antibióticos beta-lactámicos: mecanismos de resistencia y su interpretación clínica.

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    César A. Arias

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Los antibióticos ß-lactámicos son los compuestos más ampliamente usados para tratar infecciones adquiridas en el hospital o en la comunidad. Sin embargo, la resistencia a estos antibióticos en bacterias Gram negativas y Gram positivas se ha incrementado, lo cual limita su eficacia terapéutica. Se debe estar alerta a este fenómeno y seleccionar la terapia de acuerdo con el mecanismo de resistencia probable del germen aislado. La lectura interpretativa de los patrones de susceptibilidad permite un enfoque más racional del problema de resistencia y se convierte en una guía fundamental para el manejo de situaciones específicas. Dada la complejidad de los mecanismos de resistencia, es indispensable que el laboratorio identifique los microorganismos según especie y determine la susceptibilidad de un número razonable de antimicrobianos. La resistencia a ß-lactámicos en Enterobacteriaceae se debe principalmente a la producción de ß-lactamasas codificadas cromosómicamente o en plásmidos. Los mecanismos de impermeabilidad y la producción de bombas de exclusión molecular son los más comunes en microorganismos 'no fermentadores', por lo cual la terapia debe responder a estos fenómenos. En bacterias Gram positivas existen varios mecanismos involucrados: producción de proteínas de unión a penicilina (PBP alteradas, síntesis de nuevas PBP o producción de ß-lactamasas. Se discuten aquí las opciones terapéuticas basadas en el conocimiento de los mecanismos de resistencia.

  11. Mecanismos inmunológicos de tolerancia periférica en pacientes trasplantados de corazón y riñón con sobrevidas a largo plazo

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    Luis F. García

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    A pesar de la mejoría en la sobrevida de los trasplantes, el
    rechazo continúa siendo la principal causa de pérdida de funcionalidad de los aloinjertos, por lo cual ha sido el tema de mayor atención en la inmunología de trasplantes. Sin embargo, los mecanismos que hacen que un porcentaje importante de pacientes mantengan una función estable del aloinjerto sin signos de rechazo después de 10 o más años del trasplante, o aun casos excepcionales que suspenden la inmunosupresión y continúan con el injerto funcionante, han sido poco estudiados.
    Nuestra hipótesis es que estos pacientes, por razones aún desconocidas, desarrollan tolerancia inmunológica frente al órgano trasplantado (1. Los principales mecanismos descritos para la tolerancia periférica son: deleción clonal, anergia, desviación inmune, supresión, ignorancia inmunológica y “efecto veto” (1. El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar y precisar los mecanismos celulares y moleculares involucrados en el mantenimiento de la tolerancia periférica en pacientes trasplantados de riñón o corazón con injertos funcionantes después de 10 años de trasplante.

     

  12. Intestinal Obstruction

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    ... the obstruction along the intestines. Treatment Suction via nasogastric tube Fluids given by vein Surgery for strangulation Sometimes ... nose and placed in the stomach (called a nasogastric tube) or into the intestine. Suction is applied to ...

  13. El ombudsman, como mecanismo de autorregulación

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    Dr. Hugo Aznar

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    Políticos, empresarios, periodistas y la sociedad en general, todos apelan a la autorregulación cuando se habla de la ética de los medios. Pero ¿qué es la autorregulación y qué mecanismos existen para ponerla en práctica? En 'Comunicación responsable. Deontología y autorregulación de los medios' (Barcelona, 1999) he estudiado todos los mecanismos de autorregulación que pueden aplicarse en los medios (códigos, estatutos de redacción, libros de estilo, consejos, etc.). De cada uno de ellos se a...

  14. SIMULACIÓN DE MECANISMOS COMPLEJOS DE REACCIÓN.

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    Daniel A Barragán R.

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Se propone un método para la interpretación de mecanismos complejos de reacción, el cual es aplicado a la simulación del mecanismo de Gyórgyi-Field, (GF desarrollado para la reacción química oscilante de Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ. El método basado en la ley de acción de masas y en el principio de independencia y coexistencia de los pasos elementales, reproduce el comportamiento oscilatorio en la concentración de los intermediarios de reacción.

  15. MECANISMOS DE TOXICIDAD DE FUMONISINA B1 EN CÉLULAS ANIMALES Y VEGETALES

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    Rubinstein H*

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    Full Text Available El riesgo toxicológico asociado con las micotoxinas se ha convertido en un aspecto central del problema de la invasión fúngica de los cultivos o de los granos almacenados ya que originan pérdidas anuales de varios millones de dólares, no sólo debido a los problemas causados en la salud de la población humana y animal, sino además por la desvalorización de los productos agrícolas. Dentro de las micotoxinas, las fumonisinas son producidas principalmente por el hongo Fusarium verticillioides, que con mayor frecuencia contaminan el maíz en todo el mundo. Dada la alta frecuencia de contaminación con Fumonisina B1 existe la posibilidad de que estas toxinas jueguen un rol de virulencia en el maíz, sin embargo los mecanismos involucrados no han sido completamente esclarecidos hasta el presente. Desde el punto de vista de la planta como hospedador, la resistencia genética parece ser la mejor acción preventiva contra la contaminación con fumonisinas. Desde el punto de vista del microorganismo, los patógenos emplean una serie de estrategias tendientes a debilitar o matar a la planta, a fin de obtener acceso a nutrientes, donde varios “efectores” podrían participar en el proceso de infección y en la interacción planta-hongo parásito como factoresde virulencia o toxinas. Hasta el momento en la compleja interacción entre F. verticillioides y el maíz, la investigación sobre el papel potencial de producción de fumonisina en el desarrollo de la enfermedad ha producido resultados controvertidos. Por otro lado la Agencia Internacional de Investigación en Cáncer clasificó a las fumonisinas como compuestos probablemente carcinogénicos para humanos (grupo 2B. Se han aportado datos epidemiológicos que sugieren una asociación entre la ingesta diaria de fumonisinas y la incidencia de cáncer de hígado y esófago. El mecanismo de toxicidad de Fumonisina B1 más reconocido es la inhibición de la enzima celular ceramida sintetasa y la

  16. Intestine transplantation

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    Tadeja Pintar

    2011-02-01

    Conclusion: Intestine transplantation is reserved for patients with irreversible intestinal failure due to short gut syndrome requiring total paranteral nutrition with no possibility of discontinuation and loss of venous access for patient maintenance. In these patients complications of underlying disease and long-term total parenteral nutrition are present.

  17. Mecanismos implicados en la escritura de palabras del castellano

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    Jesús ALEGRÍA IZCOA

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El artículo examina los mecanismos cognitivos implicados en la escritura de palabras en lengua castellana. Este tema ha sido ampliamente estudiado en sistemas ortográficos inconsistentes/profundos como el inglés y el francés, pero mucho menos en sistemas consistentes/superficiales como el del castellano. Los datos analizados sugieren que los dos mecanismos de escritura que constituyen la base modelo de la doble ruta: el fonológico y el ortográfico-lexical, intervienen en la escritura de palabras. En comparación con otras ortografías menos consistentes, la adquisición de estos dos mecanismos es más rápida en castellano. Este resultado es conforme a las predicciones del modelo de autoenseñanza. Complementariamente estudiamos otros dos mecanismos implicados en la escritura de palabras: uno ortográfico de carácter subléxico, basado en la frecuencia de regularidades ortográficas, y el otro basado en el conocimiento morfológico. Los datos a este respecto son escasos en castellano. No obstante, los resultados muestran que los aprendices adquieren rápidamente rutinas ortográficas basadas en regularidades ortográficas subléxicas, y que utilizan conocimientos morfológicos para escribir palabras. Esto muestra que ambos factores intervienen en la escritura en todos los sistemas ortográficos alfabéticos, sea cual fuere su grado de consistencia-profundidad. Las diferencias entre sistemas no parecen ser cualitativas sino cuantitativas. Además, todos los mecanismos examinados en castellano se adquieren más rápidamente que en los sistemas menos consistentes.

  18. Sistema Regional de Innovación como mecanismo de gestión en Ciencia y Tecnología. Caso de estudio: Estado Mérida

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    José Aguilar

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta la experiencia de FUNDACITE-Mérida en la conformación del Sistema Regional de Innovación (SRI para la gestión en ciencia y tecnología en Mérida en los últimos tres años, la cual se desarrolla como parte del Sistema Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación del Estado Venezolano. Se concibe al SRI como una estructura producto de la convergencia de intereses de distintos entes o actores de la región, cuyo fin es el desarrollo, difusión y uso de las tecnologías e innovación en el ámbito local, a fin de resolver eficientemente los problemas a través de instrumentos eficaces que produzcan impacto en el desarrollo integral del estado Mérida, que abarque los ámbitos social, político, económico y cultural. Los elementos fundamentales del SRI son las Redes de Aliados, las Redes de Innovación Productiva, los Proyectos Replicables y los Procesos de Gestión en Ciencia y Tecnología. Los mismos se conforman utilizando metodologías donde la participación de las comunidades y demás actores involucrados es fundamental. Así, se presenta lo que ha sido el proceso de conformación, basado en los mecanismos que han sido diseñados a nivel nacional y regional, para viabilizar las actividades científico tecnológicas del estado Mérida. Esto ha resultado en el diseño de un conjunto de proyectos, programas, y otros mecanismos, que operacionalizan lo establecido en el Plan de Ciencia y Tecnología del estado Mérida

  19. Intestinal Ischemia

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    ... weight loss Intestinal ischemia Symptoms & causes Diagnosis & treatment Advertisement Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. ... a Job Site Map About This Site Twitter Facebook Google YouTube Pinterest Mayo Clinic is a not- ...

  20. Intestinal Coccidia

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    Intestinal Coccidia are a subclass of Apicomplexa phylum. Eucoccidida are facultative heteroxenous, but some of them are monoxenous. They have sexual and asexual life cycle. Some coccidia are human pathogens, for example: Cryptosporidium: Cryptosporidiums has many species that are mammalian intestinal parasites.C. Parvum specie is a human pathogenic protozoa. Cryptosporidum has circle or ellipse shapes and nearly 4-6 mm. It is transmitted in warm seasons. Oocyst is obtained insexual life cycl...

  1. Niñas y niños involucrados en procesos de sustracción familiar en México

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    Edith Carrillo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Mi propósito central en este artículo es aportar elementos para la reflexión respecto a la situación que enfrentan las niñas y los niños que se ven involucrados en procesos de sustracción familiar, es decir, en contextos de conflicto por su custodia. Para ello, analicé la configuración de la sustracción familiar a partir de las narrativas de los progenitores y progenitoras, y de los funcionarios y funcionarias de la administración pública, ubicadas en las instancias que tienen injerencia en esta problemática. Con este artículo busco enfatizar que, si bien los hijos e hijas o nietos y nietas son el supuesto centro de esta disputa, son en realidad los sujetos menos tomados en cuenta en esta situación, ya que lo que se pone en juego y lo que determina este conflicto no es su bienestar o "interés superior", sino el establecimiento del orden de género y de las relaciones de poder en los ámbitos públicos y privados.

  2. Estudios in vitro de mecanismos de transporte y toxicidad de especies arsenicales a nivel intestinal

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    Calatayud Arroyo, Marta

    2013-01-01

    El arsénico es un metaloide ampliamente distribuido en el medioambiente, del cual existen numerosas formas químicas con características toxicológicas muy diferentes. En la actualidad, las formas inorgánicas son la que mayor interés despiertan, ya que se consideran carcinogénicas para el hombre. Se estima que alrededor de 140 millones de personas están afectadas por consumo de agua contaminada con niveles de arsénico que superan los máximos recomendados por la Organización Mundial de la Salud ...

  3. Small Intestine Disorders

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    ... disease Crohn's disease Infections Intestinal cancer Intestinal obstruction Irritable bowel syndrome Ulcers, such as peptic ulcer Treatment of disorders of the small intestine depends on the cause.

  4. Efecto de la dieta sobre la expresión de mirnas involucrados en la capacidad regenerativa del endotelio en pacientes de alto riesgo cardiovascular

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    Jiménez Lucena, Rosa

    2015-01-01

    Premio extraordinario de Trabajo Fin de Máster curso 2012-2013. Medicina, Sanidad y Mejora Animal. Las enfermedades cardiovasculares son la principal causa de mortalidad en todo el mundo. Una manifestación temprana de la enfermedad cardiovascular es la disfunción endotelial, asociada a un entorno oxidativo e inflamatorio. El conocimiento de los mecanismos subyacentes a estos procesos es de vital importancia para el desarrollo de nuevos objetivos terapéuticos. La búsqueda de nue...

  5. Mitos y realidad del Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio

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    Arturo Villavicencio

    2004-01-01

    El presente artículo sostiene que las discusiones sobre la contribución de los proyectos bajo el Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio al desarrollo sustentable contienen una peligrosa dosis de mitos y percepciones alejadas de la realidad y que distorsionan los objetivos mismos del MDL. Los criterios propuestos para evaluar la contribución de los proyectos MDL al desarrollo sostenible son seleccionados explícitamente para satisfacer ciertos paradigmas y reflejan un conjunto de ideas y valores que ap...

  6. LA CONCILIACIÓN COMO MECANISMO DE JUSTICIA RESTAURATIVA

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    Álvaro E. Márquez Cárdenas

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La conciliación de un mecanismo de justicia restaurativa, mediante las cuales las partes afectadas por la comisión de un delito, llega a un acuerdo para la solución del problema originado con el crimen. La conciliación es una forma alternativa de justicia en materia penal donde la victima y el procesado, en algunas ocasiones, con ayuda de un tercero neutral, logran el consenso o el acuerdo de voluntades sin que sea necesaria la intervención de un juez penal.

  7. UN NUEVO MECANISMO DE DEFENSA DEL APARATO URINARIO.

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    Pablo Gómez Martinez

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    Son muchos los trabajos publicados que explican la resistencia natural del aparato urinario a la infección y las maneras como se defiende. Basta citar unos cuantos para demostrar que ninguno de ellos es plenamente satisfactorio: la naturaleza del epitelio, la evacuación completa del sistema excretor, el factor intrínseco vesical, el lavado hacia el exterior (wash
    out de Hinman, los mucoproteídos, la resistencia del paciente, la virulencia del germen infectante, son mecanismos comúnmente citados como factores en contra del proceso infeccioso.

    Sin embargo, hay que tener en cuenta que la infección no se produce si el organismo es inmune a agentes microbianos, y que si se desarrolla, es porque este mecanismo humoral está disminuido o ausente o alterado, o porque otros, posiblemente existentes, no han sido capaces de vencer el ataque infeccioso al individuo.

    Una vez establecida la infección, los mismos agentes bacterianos obran como antígenos capaces de producir anticuerpos, es decir, de desencadenar el proceso inmunológico que permitirá al paciente salir airoso de la lucha, o modificar la evolución clínica de la
    enfermedad.

    Ya sea natural o adquirida, generala local, la inmunidad es la que en esencia y básicamente, juega un papel de primera magnitud en la defensa del aparato urinario.

    Mecanismo inmunológico local. Hasta hace poco tiempo, la inmunología se ocupaba principalmente de la respuesta serológica a la infección, tanto en el hombre como en los animales y trataba de producir su inmunidad administrando una gran variedad de antígenos
    cuya respuesta se mide por el título de los anticuerpos producidos en el suero, como prueba de la eficacia del proceso. Nadie puede negar que la vacunación ha sido uno de los grandes triunfos de la humanidad en su lucha contra las epidemias.

    Sin embargo, estudios más recientes han demostrado que, aunque puede existir una relaci

  8. El ombudsman, como mecanismo de autorregulación

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    Dr. Hugo Aznar

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Políticos, empresarios, periodistas y la sociedad en general, todos apelan a la autorregulación cuando se habla de la ética de los medios. Pero ¿qué es la autorregulación y qué mecanismos existen para ponerla en práctica? En 'Comunicación responsable. Deontología y autorregulación de los medios' (Barcelona, 1999 he estudiado todos los mecanismos de autorregulación que pueden aplicarse en los medios (códigos, estatutos de redacción, libros de estilo, consejos, etc.. De cada uno de ellos se aborda su historia, sus funciones, su alcance, etc. El texto que sigue recoge -con algunas modificaciones para acortar su extensión- el apartado del libro dedicado al ombudsman, en el que se discute su papel a la hora de promover la ética y la deontología periodística.

  9. Discondroplasia tibial: mecanismos de lesão e controle

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    Pizauro Junior JM

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A discondroplasia tibial (DT é atribuída a uma assincronia no processo de diferenciação dos condrócitos, levando à formação de uma camada de condrócitos pré-hipertróficos e de uma cartilagem na tíbia proximal que não é calcificada, mas é resistente à invasão vascular. Além disso, tem sido proposto que, na discondroplasia tíbial, a etapa final do processo de calcificação não ocorre devido ao fato de que os efetores de alguns genes, relacionados com o mecanismo de calcificação do disco de crescimento podem apresentar algumas de suas propriedades químicas ou biológicas alteradas e/ou não serem expressos. Nesse sentido, a compreensão do mecanismo de ação e o papel das biomoléculas e dos minerais relacionados com a discondroplasia tibial poderão contribuir para o conhecimento de doenças do tecido ósseo e estabelecer estratégias de prevenção e tratamento.

  10. Estudios de mecanismos de seguridad en redes inalámbricas de sensores

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    Chivite Fernández, Patricia

    2010-01-01

    Este proyecto fin de carrera va a consistir en el estudio de los mecanismos para proveer seguridad en redes de sensores inalámbricas. En concreto, sobre redes de sensores Crossbow imote2®. Los principales sistemas de seguridad manejan diferentes mecanismos de cifrado y autentificación, así como mecanismos de detección de intrusión. En este marco de trabajo, la gestión de claves de cifrado y firma digital, así como los algoritmos criptográficos, los protocolos de autenticación y los mecanismos...

  11. Microbiota intestinal, probióticos y prebióticos

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    Carlos David Castañeda Guillot

    2017-01-01

    La microbiota intestinal es el elemento fundamental del “Ecosistema Intestinal”, cuyas acciones tienen un efecto beneficioso para la salud, al participar de forma activa en los procesos de digestión de nutrientes asociado a sus mecanismos sobre la homeostasis y la inmunidad del intestino. Los probióticos y prebióticos juegan un rol decisivo en la modulación de la microbiota intestinal y han demostrado sus beneficios para el tratamiento de distintas enfermedades intestinales y extra-intestinal...

  12. Intestinal pseudo-obstruction

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    Primary intestinal pseudo-obstruction; Acute colonic ileus; Colonic pseudo-obstruction; Idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction; Ogilvie syndrome; Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction; Paralytic ileus - pseudo-obstruction

  13. Intestinal myiasis

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    U S Udgaonkar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Intestinal myiasis is a condition when the fly larvae inhabit the gastrointestinal tract and are passed out in faeces. This type of infestation results when eggs or larvae of the fly, deposited on food are inadvertently taken by man. They survive the unfavourable conditions within the gastrointestinal tract and produce disturbances, which may vary from mild to severe. The condition is not uncommon and is often misdiagnosed as pinworm infestation. Correct diagnosis by the clinical microbiologist is important to avoid unnecessary treatment. Materials and Methods: We had 7 cases of intestinal myiasis. In 2 cases the larvae were reared to adult fly in modified meat and sand medium (developed by Udgaonkar. This medium is simple and can be easily prepared in the laboratory. Results: Of the 7 larvae, 5 were Sarcophaga haemorrhoidalis, 1 Megaselia species and 1 was identified as Muscina stabulans. Conclusions: S. haemorrhoidalis was the commonest maggot involved. A high index of suspicion is required for clinical diagnosis when the patient complains of passing wriggling worms in faeces for a long period without any response to antihelminthics. The reason for long duration of illness and recurrence of infestation is baffling. The nearest to cure was colonic wash. We feel prevention is of utmost importance, which is to avoid eating food articles with easy access to flies.

  14. Intestinal Failure (Short Bowel Syndrome)

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    Intestinal Failure (Short Bowel Syndrome) What is intestinal failure? Intestinal failure occurs when a significant portion of the small ... intestine does. Who is at risk for intestinal failure? N Babies (usually premature) who have had surgery ...

  15. Mapas de ruido: mecanismo de control del ruido ambiental

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    Kelvin Chávez García

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Los primeros mecanismos de control del ruido ambiental fueron los mapas acústicos. La Directiva Europea 2002149/CE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo de Evatuacián y Gestión del Ruido Ambiental, exige, a los estados miembros,  se midan los niveles de ruido, en su entorno local, con  el fin de contar con indicadores de ruido comunes. elaborar mapas de ruido y planes de acción destinados a reducir los efectos nocivos de ruido ambiental.  Las directrices para la elaboración de los  mapas  acústicos son en base a la normativa  Española sobre ruido. Los requerimientos  en base a la normativa, garantizan los resultados, lo cual permitirá elaborar los planes de acción. El estudio busca comunicar la necesidad de utilizar herramientas como  los  mapas  acústicos y ejercer un control de los  impactos por ruido ambiental.

  16. Conceptos actuales sobre mecanismos reguladores de la pubertad

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    Alba Fernanda Ruiz Mejía

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El inicio de la pubertad depende de la activación del eje hipotálamo-hipofisiario-gonadal. Existe una red glial y neuronal que interactúa por medio de moléculas de adhesión, factores de crecimiento, aminoácidos, péptidos y derivados lipídicos, que permiten integrar en el hipotálamo la información del estado metabólico del individuo con la que proviene del medio ambiente determinando el comienzo y mantenimiento de la etapa reproductiva. En los últimos años se ha ampliado la comprensión de los factores que intervienen en la pubertad, aunque no se han dilucido todos los mecanismos participantes. Este artículo revisa algunos de los procesos celulares y moleculares más importantes en la regulación de la secreción pulsátil de GnRH, con mayor énfasis en los conocimientos más recientes.

  17. Ensaio sobre o mecanismo de defesa identificação com o agressor

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    Rodrigues, Cláudia Vanessa Leão da Cunha Lopes

    2009-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado apresentada ao ISPA - Instituto Universitário O mecanismo identificação com o agressor, de acordo com a teoria de Ferenczi (1932), é um mecanismo rígido, auto-destrutivo e permanente. Procurou-se avaliar este mecanismo à luz de uma perspectiva diferente, em função das relações que as pessoas estabelecem ao longo da vida e dos diferentes processos identificatórios presentes na construção da identidade. As abordagens descritas na literatura, não são elucidati...

  18. INDEPENDÊNCIA OU MORTE: A APOPTOSE COMO MECANISMO DE DEFESA

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    Gasques, Luciano Seraphim; Galvanini, Paulo Alexandre; Favaretto, Fernando; Santana, Tamara Francislaine; Pamphile, João Alencar

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    Nas relações desarmônicas, os hospedeiros tendem a selecionar mutações que conferem resistência aos patógenos, enquanto estes selecionam as que neutralizam a resistência. Dessa forma, o processo evolutivo desencadeia nos mais diversificados mecanismos de defesa, entre eles, um mecanismo pouco explorado, à apoptose. Esta revisão teve como objetivo verificar os principais sistemas biológicos que apresentam a apoptose como mecanismo de defesa. Entre os principais sistemas estudados neste trabalh...

  19. Mecanismos específicos de patogenicidade de protozoários de mucosa: Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia e Trichomonas vaginalis

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    Patrícia de Brum Vieira

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Entamoeba histolytica e Giardia lamblia são protozoários que podem parasitar a mucosa intestinal, causando principalmente diarreia. Trichomonas vaginalis coloniza a mucosa vaginal causando tricomonose, a doença sexualmente transmissível não viral mais comum no mundo. Embora coletivamente estes parasitos infectem mais de um bilhão de pessoas a cada ano, seus mecanismos de patogenicidade ainda não estão totalmente esclarecidos. Assim, esta revisão reúne os principais mecanismos envolvidos na patogenicidade destes protozoários, bem como os fatores do microambiente que podem interferir no sucesso da colonização. A patogênese da E. histolytica envolve adesão, lise, fagocitose de células epiteliais e bactérias, invasão tecidual por ação de enzimas e evasão da resposta imune do hospedeiro. A lectina Gal/GalNAc, os amebaporos e as cisteína proteases são as principais moléculas envolvidas nesses processos. O estabelecimento da giardiose depende de diversos mecanismos patogênicos e de virulência desenvolvidos pela G. lamblia, tais como as moléculas envolvidas na adesão, encistamento e variação antigênica. Para o sucesso da colonização da mucosa vaginal, o T. vaginalis expressa moléculas como as adesinas de superfície, lipofosfoglicanos e galectina, envolvidas na adesão às células epiteliais vaginais e alteração da expressão gênica, tanto do parasito como do hospedeiro.

  20. Intestinal microbiome landscaping

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    Shetty, Sudarshan A.; Hugenholtz, Floor; Lahti, Leo; Smidt, Hauke; Vos, de Willem M.

    2017-01-01

    High individuality, large complexity and limited understanding of the mechanisms underlying human intestinal microbiome function remain the major challenges for designing beneficial modulation strategies. Exemplified by the analysis of intestinal bacteria in a thousand Western adults, we discuss

  1. Microbiota e barreira intestinal: implicações para obesidade

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    Alynne Moniellen Oliveira

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    Full Text Available A epidemia da obesidade é considerada um importante problema de saúde pública na sociedade ocidental, pois ela relaciona-se à comorbidades como síndrome metabólica, diabetes mellitus e hipertensão. A microbiota intestinal pode contribuir para o desenvolvimento da obesidade através do aumento da extração energética dos componentes da dieta, da lipogênese, da permeabilidade intestinal e da endotoxemia, mediada especialmente pelos lipopolissacarídeos. Estudos tem demonstrado diferenças na composição da microbiota intestinal entre indivíduos obesos e magros. Ao que parece, o aumento na proporção de Firmicutes em relação a Bacteroidetes parece estar presente na obesidade, podendo ser alterada a medida que ocorre perda de peso. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo é revisar a literatura acerca dos mecanismos que relacionam a microbiota e a barreira intestinal ao desenvolvimento ou agravamento da obesidade. Palavras-chave: Obesidade; microbioma gastrointestinal; microbiota; permeabilidade intestinal

  2. Small Intestine Cancer Treatment

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    ... all of an organ that contains cancer. The resection may include the small intestine and nearby organs (if the cancer has spread). The doctor may remove the section of the small intestine that contains cancer and perform an anastomosis (joining the cut ends of the intestine together). ...

  3. Eficacia y mecanismos de acción de bacterias intestinales en alteraciones metabólicas e inmunológicas asociadas a la obesidad y al estrés

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    Moya Perez, Angela

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo general de la presente Tesis ha sido analizar la contribución de la microbiota intestinal a la función del sistema inmune, metabolismo, Sistema Nervioso Central y evaluar el efecto de potenciales probióticos en modelos animales de obesidad y ansiedad inducida por estrés. Los objetivos concretos han sido los siguientes: 1. Evaluar la eficacia de Bacteroides uniformis CECT 7771 en un modelo murino de obesidad inducida por la dieta. 2. Identificar el mecanismo de acción d...

  4. Mecanismos de contabilidad para prevenir y detectar el lavado de activos en Colombia

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    Bareño Dueñas, Sandra Milena

    2009-01-01

    Se realiza un acercamiento crítico al fenómenodel lavado de activos al profundizar en los mecanismos contablespara prevenirlo y detectarlo, y encontrar los elementosque permitan mejorarlos en Colombia.La auditoría forense es el elemento alternativo para mejorarlos mecanismos de contabilidad existentes, ya que ésta debeir enfocada no sólo a detectar sino también a prevenir.Así como las auditorías tradicionales evalúan el cumplimientode los procedimientos contables, administrativos,de gestión y...

  5. Los mecanismos de lo político en las redes sociales de Internet

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    Luis César Torres Nabel

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    Full Text Available El artículo propone una serie de mecanismos sociales que operan en acontecimientos políticos en las redes sociales de Internet. Dichos mecanismos son: el contagio social, las cascadas de información y la información desregulada. Con estos elementos y valiéndose de un buen número de hechos contemporáneos que le han dando interés al fenómeno político de las redes sociales, se analiza el impacto de las mismas bajo parámetros claros que sirvan para dar explicaciones desde las ciencias sociales.

  6. Impacto de mecanismos de seguridad en sensores IEEE 802.15.4

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    Tripp Barba, Carolina; Casademont Serra, Jordi

    2009-01-01

    En la actualidad son muchos los mecanismos de seguridad que el estándar IEEE 802.15.4 permite a las redes inalámbricas de sensores [1] Dicho estándar define las especificaciones de la Capa de Acceso al Medio y la Capa Física de los dispositivos inalámbricos de área personal. La última revisión corresponde al 2006. Dichas revisiones y actualizaciones son hechas por el grupo de trabajo 802.15. Sin embargo estos mecanismos consumen recursos como memoria y batería, que son...

  7. Mecanismos de impugnación en el procedimiento ordinario minero

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    Escajadillo Chimayco, Francisco

    2015-01-01

    Analiza desde una perspectiva sistemática y funcional los recursos administrativos y los procedimientos especiales impugnatorios en el marco del procedimiento ordinario minero, los mismos que tienen por objeto cuestionar decisiones administrativas posibles o concretas. Para ello, creímos conveniente otorgar la denominación genérica de «mecanismos de impugnación» a fin de no alterar su propia naturaleza. En ese sentido, los mecanismos de impugnación —conforme lo que hemos precisado— entendidos...

  8. Gastric and intestinal surgery.

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    Fossum, Theresa W; Hedlund, Cheryl S

    2003-09-01

    Gastric surgery is commonly performed to remove foreign bodies and correct gastric dilatation-volvulus and is less commonly performed to treat gastric ulceration or erosion, neoplasia, and benign gastric outflow obstruction. Intestinal surgery, although commonly performed by veterinarians, should never be considered routine. The most common procedures of the small intestinal tract performed in dogs and cats include enterotomy and resection/anastomosis. Surgery of the large intestine is indicated for lesions causing obstruction, perforations, colonic inertia, or chronic inflammation.

  9. Intestinal parasites and tuberculosis

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    Anuar Alonso Cedeño-Burbano

    2017-10-01

    Conclusions: The available evidence was insufficient to affirm that intestinal parasites predispose to developing tuberculous. The studies carried out so far have found statistically insignificant results.

  10. Aspectos celulares novedosos en los mecanismos de embriogénesis

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    Sara Elena Panizo Bruzón

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available La decodificación del genoma humano inició una nueva era en la investigación científica, sobre todo en aquellos campos que involucran eventos celulares y, por consiguiente, a los mecanismos morfogenéticos básicos. Por su importancia, se realiza una revisión bibliográfica, con el objetivo de actualizar en aspectos relacionados con los fundamentos de los mecanismos morfogenéticos básicos. Para la revisión se emplearon los recursos disponibles en la red Infomed, se consultaron las bases de datos Medline y PubMed. En el estudio se indica que los mecanismos morfogenéticos son eventos celulares o fenómenos biológicos, cuya investigación actual intenta explicar, desde un nivel celular, subcelular o molecular, por qué se desencadenan las transformaciones expuestas por la embriología. Se describen los mecanismos morfogenéticos, teniendo en cuenta los últimos conocimientos generados al respecto, evidenciándose que cuando existen deficiencias en ellos, aparecen los defectos en el desarrollo. Se hace referencia a investigaciones que utilizan estos conocimientos a nivel celular, para comprender la génesis de enfermedades y desarrollar novedosos tratamientos

  11. adhesive intestinal obstruction

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    2006-06-01

    Jun 1, 2006 ... ABSTRACT. Background: Adhesions after abdominal and pelvic surgery are a major cause of intestinal obstruction in the western world and the pathology is steadily gaining prominence in our practice. Objective: To determine the magnitude of adhesive intestinal obstruction; to determine the types.

  12. Intestinal Barrier and Behavior.

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    Julio-Pieper, M; Bravo, J A

    2016-01-01

    The intestinal barrier function contributes to gut homeostasis by modulating absorption of water, electrolytes, and nutrients from the lumen into the circulation while restricting the passage of noxious luminal substances and microorganisms. Chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease are associated to intestinal barrier dysfunction. Here, the hypothesis is that a leaky intestinal wall allowing for indiscriminate passage of intraluminal compounds to the vascular compartment could in turn lead to systemic inflammation. An increasing number of studies are now investigating the association between gut permeability and CNS disorders, under the premise that translocation of intestinal luminal contents could affect CNS function, either directly or indirectly. Still, it is unknown whether disruption of intestinal barrier is a causative agent or a consequence in these situations. Here, we discuss the latest evidence pointing to an association between increased gut permeability and disrupted behavioral responses. © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Mycotoxins and the intestine

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    Leon Broom

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Fungal biochemical pathways can yield various compounds that are not considered to be necessary for their growth and are thus referred to as secondary metabolites. These compounds have been found to have wide ranging biological effects and include potent poisons (mycotoxins. Mycotoxins invariably contaminate crops and (thus animal feeds. The intestine is the key link between ingested mycotoxins and their detrimental effects on the animal. Effects on the intestine, or intestinal environment, and immune system have been reported with various mycotoxins. These effects are almost certainly occurring across species. Most, if not all, of the reported effects of mycotoxins are negative in terms of intestinal health, for example, decreased intestinal cell viability, reductions in short chain fatty acid (SCFA concentrations and elimination of beneficial bacteria, increased expression of genes involved in promoting inflammation and counteracting oxidative stress. This challenge to intestinal health will predispose the animal to intestinal (and systemic infections and impair efficient digestion and absorption of nutrients, with the associated effect on animal productivity.

  14. Intestinal solute carriers

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    Steffansen, Bente; Nielsen, Carsten Uhd; Brodin, Birger

    2004-01-01

    A large amount of absorptive intestinal membrane transporters play an important part in absorption and distribution of several nutrients, drugs and prodrugs. The present paper gives a general overview on intestinal solute carriers as well as on trends and strategies for targeting drugs and...... membrane transporters in the small intestine in order to increase oral bioavailabilities of drug or prodrug, the major influence on in vivo pharmacokinetics is suggested to be dose-dependent increase in bioavailability as well as prolonged blood circulation due to large capacity facilitated absorption...

  15. Intestinal solute carriers

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    Steffansen, Bente; Nielsen, Carsten Uhd; Brodin, Birger

    2004-01-01

    membrane transporters in the small intestine in order to increase oral bioavailabilities of drug or prodrug, the major influence on in vivo pharmacokinetics is suggested to be dose-dependent increase in bioavailability as well as prolonged blood circulation due to large capacity facilitated absorption......A large amount of absorptive intestinal membrane transporters play an important part in absorption and distribution of several nutrients, drugs and prodrugs. The present paper gives a general overview on intestinal solute carriers as well as on trends and strategies for targeting drugs and...

  16. Síntesis Genética de Mecanismos para Aplicaciones en Prótesis de Miembro Inferior

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    E.A. Merchán-Cruz; E. Lugo-González; J. Ramírez-Gordillo; R.G. Rodríguez-Cañizo; J. Sandoval-Pineda; L.H. Hernández-Gómez

    2011-01-01

    Resumen: La síntesis de mecanismos planos representa un problema atractivo para ser resuelto mediante técnicas de computación evolutiva, ya que plantea un sistema indeterminado de ecuaciones no lineales cuyo tamaño es directamente dependiente del número de puntos de precisión definidos para describir la trayectoria deseada del acoplador. Este artículo presenta la optimización en el proceso de síntesis de mecanismos basado en algoritmos genéticos (AG) para el caso de un mecanismo plano de seis...

  17. Ação de herbicidas sobre mecanismos de defesa das plantas aos patógenos

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    Rizzardi Mauro Antônio; Fleck Nilson Gilberto; Agostinetto Dirceu; Balbinot Jr. Alvadi Antônio

    2003-01-01

    As plantas necessitam defender-se continuamente do ataque de agentes biológicos e de estresses do ambiente. A imobilidade e a falta de sistema imunológico, como ocorre em animais, fizeram com que as plantas desenvolvessem mecanismos de defesa, em que cada célula possui tanto capacidade de defesa induzida quanto pré-formada. No entanto, esses mecanismos podem ser influenciados pelo uso de herbicidas. A presente revisão objetivou apresentar os efeitos de herbicidas em mecanismos de defesa das p...

  18. Apoptose como mecanismo de lesão nas doenças hepatobiliares

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    PAROLIN Mônica Beatriz

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Racional - A morte celular por apoptose é processo biológico fundamental envolvido em muitos eventos fisiológicos e fisiopatológicos no fígado. Objetivo - Revisar o processo da apoptose, seus mecanismos celulares, sua regulação por fatores externos e sua participação em várias doenças hepatobiliares. Conclusão - O conhecimento dos mecanismos celulares da apoptose, bem como seus desequilíbrios durante distúrbios fisiopatológicos possibilitam melhor compreensão das doenças que afetam o fígado e vias biliares. A inibição farmacológica da apoptose ou sua indução podem oferecer grandes perspectivas no tratamento de doenças nas quais ocorra desequilíbrio no processo natural de morte celular.

  19. Mecanismos de control en la ciudad de Osorno en el contexto de dictadura militar 1973 - 1990

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    Miguel Ángel Sepúlveda Chávez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El siguiente trabajo tiene como objetivo describir los mecanismos de poder y control utilizados en la ciudad de Osorno bajo en el período de Dictadura Militar.  El Golpe Militar del 11 de septiembre de 1973 y la instauración de una dictadura de diecisiete años en Chile, fue un hecho que marcó a la sociedad chilena en general.  Durante el tiempo que duró, se intentó omitir los violentos actos ejecutados contra todos los contrarios al régimen militar.  Sistemáticas violaciones a los Derechos Humanos, segregación, desigualdad social, instauración del sistema neoliberal, entre otras, son solo algunas de sus principales secuelas, que fueron respaldadas por los variados mecanismos de control utilizados por el Estado chileno.

  20. Deteriorating mechanisms of electric generators; Mecanismos de deterioro de generadores electricos

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    Garcia Tevillo, Arturo; Reyes Martinez, Oscar Alfonso; Robles Pimentel, Edgar Guillermo; Esparza Saucedo, Marcos; Lopez Azamar, Jose Ernesto; Medina Flores, Alfredo; Uribe Martinez, Manuel O. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

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    It is of the greatest importance to know the deteriorating mechanisms that an electric generator undergoes, in order to take corrective measures to stop the process in order to avoid catastrophic damages that imply non scheduled interruptions for maintenance, or inclusively, to carry on the overhaul. In this paper are discussed the deteriorating mechanisms that have been found in the stator (winding and core) and the rotor of thermoelectric and hydroelectric power stations by the natural aging process and abnormal operation. [Espanol] Es de suma importancia conocer los mecanismos de deterioro que sufre un generador, para tomar medidas correctivas que detengan el proceso, con el fin de evitar danos catastroficos que impliquen salidas no programadas para dar mantenimiento, o incluso, para efectuar la rehabilitacion. En este articulo se discuten los mecanismos de deterioro que se han encontrado en el estator (devanado y nucleo) y el rotor de generadores termicos e hidroelectricos por el proceso natural de envejecimiento y por operacion anormal.

  1. ESTUDIOS ESTRUCTURALES SOBRE LOS MECANISMOS DE ACCION MOLECULAR DE ANESTESICOS LOCALES.

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    2003-01-01

    Con el propósito de contribuir al conocimiento sobre el mecanismo de acción molecular de los anestésicos locales se estudió la interacción de benzocaína, bupivacaína, dibucaína, lidocaína, proparacaína y procaína con membranas celulares y modelos molecula 117p.

  2. Mecanismos Explicativos das Falsas Memórias no Paradigma DRM

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    Helena Mendes Oliveira

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo apresenta-se uma revisão da literatura sobre as principais teorias e mecanismos explicativos da ocorrência de falsas memórias no paradigma Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM. São também apresentados dados de artigos empíricos que suportam cada uma das teorias, e discutidas as suas implicações para a compreensão deste fenômeno. Historicamente, as primeiras explicações teóricas centravam-se no conceito de associação para explicar as intrusões em tarefas de memória. Mais tarde, o conceito de ativação assumiu grande relevância para explicar a ocorrência de memórias falsas no paradigma DRM. Contudo, o conceito de ativação revelou-se insuficiente para explicar alguns resultados descritos por vários autores. Assim, junto com os mecanismos de ativação, as duas grandes teorias explicativas (teoria de ativação e monitoramento e teoria do traço difuso consideram a existência de mecanismos de monitoramento ou controle. Os mecanismos de monitoramento permitem explicar a diminuição ou o desaparecimento das memórias falsas em algumas condições experimentais. Apesar de serem diferentes, as visões de ambas as teorias não são inconciliáveis e talvez sejam necessárias para a integral compreensão das falsas memórias no paradigma DRM. Assim, propõe-se a adoção de uma abordagem teórica que integre contributos das duas teorias.

  3. La supervisión indirecta como mecanismo de control en las franquicias

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    Alberto Mirabal Martínez

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del presente trabajo es explicar la utilización de la supervisión indirecta como mecanismo de control usado por los franquiciadores para el aseguramiento de los estándares y la calidad de servicio en el formato de franquicias, y examinar su presencia bajo la teoría de agencia y costos de transacción. Se realizó una investigación de naturaleza cualitativa conformada por 10 estudios de casos de unidades franquiciadas de origen nacional y foráneo con presencia en Venezuela. Los resultados arrojados demostraron (a la preeminencia del contrato como base general de la existencia de los distintos mecanismos de control, (b la aplicación a partir del mismo, del uso de formas de control no necesariamente especificadas en el contrato, (c la similar percepción de efectividad por parte de los franquiciados en concordancia a los controles aplicados por la vía de la supervisión indirecta y (d la variabilidad percibida en relación con el agrado por parte de los franquiciados respecto al uso de uno u otro mecanismo presente por la vía de la supervisión indirecta.

  4. Mecanismos focales en el sur de España: periodo 1965-1985

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    Buforn, E.

    1994-04-01

    Full Text Available Focal mechanism of 95 earthquakes for the period 1965-1985 with magnitud between 3.5 and 5.5 in south of Spain are studied. Fault-plane solutions for 16 individual events have been calculated [13 correspond to shallow earthquake (h En este trabajo, se presentan los mecanismos focales de terremotos ocurridos en el período 1965-1985 en el sur de España. Se han seleccionado 95 terremotos, cuya magnitud oscila entre 3,5 y 5,5. De ellos se han calculado el mecanismo focal individual de 16 terremotos, 13 corresponden a terremotos superficiales (h < 30 km y 3 a terremotos de profundidad intermedia (30 < h < 150 km. De las soluciones obtenidas, 6 corresponden a fallas normales, 4 indican movimientos de fallas inversas, y 3 corresponden a fallas de desgarre. Se han calculado 7 soluciones conjuntas de grupos de terremotos, constituidos todos ellos por sismos superficiales. De estos mecanismos conjuntos, se han obtenido 5 soluciones que corresponden a falla normal y 2 a fallas inversas. Los resultados se correlacionan con las principales fracturas de la región, con el fin de interpretarlos desde el punto de vista sismotectónico.

  5. Estudo da atividade antidiarréica e antisecretória intestinal do látex do Croton urucurana Baill

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    Luilma Albuquerque Gurgel

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem por objetivo avaliar uma possível atividade antidiarréica e anti-secretória intestinal do látex do Croton urucurana Baill. justificando seu uso como antidiarréico. Foram utilizados os modelos animais de diarréia induzida por óleo de rícino e secreção intestinal induzida pela toxina da cólera. Os resultados sugerem que o látex apresenta atividade antidiarréica, confirmando seu uso popular. Muito embora seu mecanismo de ação não seja claro, seu efeito é independente da participação de mecanismo opióide ou nitriérgico.

  6. Diagnosis of intestinal and extra intestinal amoebiasis

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    Lopez, Myriam Consuelo; Quiroz, Damian Arnoldo; Pinilla, Analida Elizabeth

    2007-01-01

    The objective is to carry out a review of the national and international literature as of the XXth century in order to update the advances for the diagnosis of complex odd Entamoeba histolytic / Entamoeba dispar and that of intestinal and extra intestinal amoebiasis that may be of use to the scientific community. As well as to unify the diagnostic criteria of this parasitosis known as a public health problem, and as a consequence of that, optimize the quality of population care. Data source: there was a systematic search for the scientific literature Publisher in Spanish and English since 1960 until today, this selection started on the first semester of 2006 until 2007, in the development of the line on intestinal and extra-intestinal amoebiasis of the Medical School of the National University of Colombia. A retrospective search process was carried out, systematically reviewing the most relevant articles as well as the products of this research line. In deciding how to make this article, there was a continuous search in different data bases such as Medline, SciELO and other bases in the library of the National University of Colombia, as well as other classical books related to the subject. For that purpose the terms amoebiasis, odd Entamoeba histolytic, Entamoeba, diagnosis, epidemiology, dysentery, amoebic liver abscess, were used. Studies selection: titles and abstracts were reviewed to select the original publications and the most representative ones related to this article's subject. Data extraction: the articles were classified according to the subject, the chronology and the authors according to the scientific contribution to solve the problem. Synthesis of the data: in the fi rst instance, a chronological critical analysis was carried out to order and synthesize the progress made in the diagnosis until confirmation of the experts' agreements in the field of amoebiasis was obtained throughout the world. Conclusion: this article summarizes what has taken place

  7. Proteínas Involucradas en los Mecanismos de Defensa de Plantas Proteínas Involucradas en los Mecanismos de Defensa de Plantas

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    César Aguirre Mancilla

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The plants lacking a defense system based on similar antibodies to which exists in animals, bases their protection on physical characteristics and in a series of components that the own plant synthesizes. Inside those compounds, the proteins constitute one of the main defense sources, not only for their high specificity and efficiency, but because some of them are also highly regulated, their synthesis responding to the attack of the insects orby pathogens. These proteins represent an interesting alternative to produce plants with better resistance characteristics, since through breeding mechanisms or introducing the gene a susceptible plant, by means of the genetic engineering. The knowledge of its action mechanisms represents an important form to learn how to combat plagues and illnesses of the plants, without having to use compound highly polluting, like the commercial insecticides. Las plantas careciendo de un sistema de defensa basado en anticuerpos similar al que existe en animales, basan su protección en características físicas y en una serie de componentes que la propia planta sintetiza. Dentro de esos compuestos, las proteínas constituyen una de las principales fuentes de defensa, no sólo por su elevada especificidad y eficiencia, sino porque además algunas de ellas son altamente reguladas, respondiendo su síntesis al ataque de los depredadores (insectos o de los patógenos. Estas proteínas representan una interesante alternativa para producir plantas con mejores características de resistencia, ya que a través de mecanismos de fitomejoramiento o bien introduciendo el gen a plantas sensibles, por medio de la ingeniería genética. El conocimiento de sus mecanismos de acción representa una forma importante para aprender a combatir plagas y enfermedades de las plantas, sin tener que utilizar compuestos altamente contaminantes, como son los insecticidas comerciales.

  8. Intestinal anisakidosis (anisakiosis).

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    Takei, Hidehiro; Powell, Suzanne Z

    2007-10-01

    A case of intestinal anisakidosis in a 42-year-old man in Japan is presented. His chief complaint was an acute onset of severe abdominal pain. Approximately 12 hours before the onset of this symptom, he had eaten sliced raw mackerel ("sashimi"). Upper endoscopy was unremarkable. At exploratory laparotomy, an edematous, diffusely thickened segment of jejunum was observed, which was resected. The postoperative course was uneventful. The segment of small intestine showed a granular indurated area on the mucosal surface, and microscopically, a helminthic larva penetrating the intestinal wall, which was surrounded by a cuff of numerous neutrophils and eosinophils, as well as diffuse acute serositis. A cross section of the larva revealed the internal structures, pathognomonic of Anisakis simplex. Although anisakidosis is rare in the United States, with the increasing popularity of Japanese cuisine, the incidence is expected to increase, and pathologists should be familiar with this disease.

  9. Intestinal failure: a review

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    Allan, Philip; Lal, Simon

    2018-01-01

    Intestinal failure (IF) is the inability of the gut to absorb necessary water, macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat), micronutrients, and electrolytes sufficient to sustain life and requiring intravenous supplementation or replacement. Acute IF (types 1 and 2) is the initial phase of the illness and may last for weeks to a few months, and chronic IF (type 3) from months to years. The challenge of caring for patients with IF is not merely the management of the underlying condition leading to IF or the correct provision of appropriate nutrition or both but also the prevention of complications, whether thromboembolic phenomenon (for example, venous occlusion), central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection, IF-associated liver disease, or metabolic bone disease. This review looks at recent questions regarding chronic IF (type 3), its diagnosis and management, the role of the multidisciplinary team, and novel therapies, including hormonal treatment for short bowel syndrome but also surgical options for intestinal lengthening and intestinal transplant. PMID:29399329

  10. Small intestine diverticuli

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    Pomakov, P.; Risov, A.

    1991-01-01

    The routine method of contrast matter passage applied to 850 patients with different gastrointestinal diseases proved inefficient to detect any small-intestinal diverticuli. The following modiffications of the method have been tested in order to improve the diagnostic possibilities of the X-ray: study at short intervals, assisted passage, enteroclysm, pharmacodynamic impact, retrograde filling of the ileum by irrigoscopy. Twelve diverticuli of the small-intestinal loops were identified: 5 Meckel's diverticuli, 2 solitary of which one of the therminal ileum, 2 double diverticuli and 1 multiple diverticulosis of the jejunum. The results show that the short interval X-ray examination of the small intestines is the method of choice for identifying local changes in them. The solitary diverticuli are not casuistic scarcity, its occurrence is about 0.5% at purposeful X-ray investigation. The assisted passage method is proposed as a method of choice for detection of the Meckel's diverticulum. 5 figs., 3 tabs. 18 refs

  11. Chronic intestinal pseudoobstruction syndrome

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    Yeon, Kyung Mo; Seo, Jeong Kee; Lee, Yong Seok

    1992-01-01

    Chronic intestinal pseudoobstruction syndrome is a rare clinical condition in which impaired intestinal peristalsis causes recurrent symptoms of bowel obstruction in the absence of a mechanical occlusion. This syndrome may involve variable segments of small or large bowel, and may be associated with urinary bladder retention. This study included 6 children(3 boys and 3 girls) of chronic intestinal obstruction. Four were symptomatic at birth and two were of the ages of one month and one year. All had abdominal distension and deflection difficulty. Five had urinary bladder distension. Despite parenteral nutrition and surgical intervention(ileostomy or colostomy), bowel obstruction persisted and four patients expired from sepses within one year. All had gaseous distension of small and large bowel on abdominal films. In small bowel series, consistent findings were variable degree of dilatation, decreased peristalsis(prolonged transit time) and microcolon or microrectum. This disease entity must be differentiated from congenital megacolon, ileal atresia and megacystis syndrome

  12. Small Intestinal Infections.

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    Munot, Khushboo; Kotler, Donald P

    2016-06-01

    Small intestinal infections are extremely common worldwide. They may be bacterial, viral, or parasitic in etiology. Most are foodborne or waterborne, with specific etiologies differing by region and with diverse pathophysiologies. Very young, very old, and immune-deficient individuals are the most vulnerable to morbidity or mortality from small intestinal infections. There have been significant advances in diagnostic sophistication with the development and early application of molecular diagnostic assays, though these tests have not become mainstream. The lack of rapid diagnoses combined with the self-limited nature of small intestinal infections has hampered the development of specific and effective treatments other than oral rehydration. Antibiotics are not indicated in the absence of an etiologic diagnosis, and not at all in the case of some infections.

  13. The intestinal calcistat

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    M K Garg

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    Full Text Available The main physiological function of vitamin D is maintenance of calcium homeostasis by its effect on calcium absorption, and bone health in association with parathyroid gland. Vitamin D deficiency (VDD is defined as serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25OHD levels <20 ng/ml. Do all subjects with VDD have clinical disease according to this definition? We hypothesize that there exist an intestinal calcistat, which controls the calcium absorption independent of PTH levels. It consists of calcium sensing receptor (CaSR on intestinal brush border, which senses calcium in intestinal cells and vitamin D system in intestinal cells. CaSR dampens the generation of active vitamin D metabolite in intestinal cells and decrease active transcellular calcium transport. It also facilitates passive paracellular diffusion of calcium in intestine. This local adaptation adjusts the fractional calcium absorption according the body requirement. Failure of local adaptation due to decreased calcium intake, decreased supply of 25OHD, mutation in CaSR or vitamin D system decreases systemic calcium levels and systemic adaptations comes into the play. Systemic adaptations consist of rise in PTH and increase in active vitamin D metabolites. These adaptations lead to bone resorption and maintenance of calcium homeostasis. Not all subjects with varying levels of VDD manifest with secondary hyperparathyroidism and decreased in bone mineral density. We suggest that rise in PTH is first indicator of VDD along with decrease in BMD depending on duration of VDD. Hence, subjects with any degree of VDD with normal PTH and BMD should not be labeled as vitamin D deficient. These subjects can be called subclinical VDD, and further studies are required to assess beneficial effect of vitamin D supplementation in this subset of population.

  14. Intestinal microbiota and ulcerative colitis.

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    Ohkusa, Toshifumi; Koido, Shigeo

    2015-11-01

    There is a close relationship between the human host and the intestinal microbiota, which is an assortment of microorganisms, protecting the intestine against colonization by exogenous pathogens. Moreover, the intestinal microbiota play a critical role in providing nutrition and the modulation of host immune homeostasis. Recent reports indicate that some strains of intestinal bacteria are responsible for intestinal ulceration and chronic inflammation in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). Understanding the interaction of the intestinal microbiota with pathogens and the human host might provide new strategies treating patients with IBD. This review focuses on the important role that the intestinal microbiota plays in maintaining innate immunity in the pathogenesis and etiology of UC and discusses new antibiotic therapies targeting the intestinal microbiota. Copyright © 2015 Japanese Society of Chemotherapy and The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Small intestine aspirate and culture

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    ... ency/article/003731.htm Small intestine aspirate and culture To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Small intestine aspirate and culture is a lab test to check for infection ...

  16. Stages of Small Intestine Cancer

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    ... all of an organ that contains cancer. The resection may include the small intestine and nearby organs (if the cancer has spread). The doctor may remove the section of the small intestine that contains cancer and perform an anastomosis (joining the cut ends of the intestine together). ...

  17. Intestinal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour

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    abdominal X-ray of patients 1, 3 and 4 demonstrated dilated small bowel loops with fluid levels in keeping with intestinal ... myxoid/vascular pattern characterised by a variable admixture of capillary-calibre blood vessels, .... in the present study had a past history of abdominal trauma or surgery. Ancillary histopathological ...

  18. Small intestine and microbiota.

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    Cotter, Paul D

    2011-03-01

    To highlight the recent studies which have enhanced our appreciation of the composition of the microbiota in the human small intestine and its relevance to the health of the host. In the past number of years, the composition of the microorganisms present in our small intestines has been the subject of greater scrutiny than ever before. These investigations have been possible as a consequence of the development and utilization of new molecular tools which have revolutionized the field of microbial ecology and have focused predominantly on the small intestinal microbiota associated with pediatric celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and pouchitis. The impact of invasive procedures, such as small bowel transplant, ileostomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis, on the ileal microbiota has also been investigated. The ever greater appreciation of the link between the small intestinal microbiota and the health status of the host has the potential to lead to the development of new strategies to alter this microbiota in a targeted way to prevent or treat specific disorders.

  19. Intestinal obstruction repair

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    ... Ileostomy and your diet Ileostomy - caring for your stoma Ileostomy - changing your pouch Ileostomy - discharge Ileostomy - what to ask your doctor Intestinal or bowel obstruction - discharge Low-fiber diet Surgical wound care - open Types of ileostomy When you have nausea ...

  20. adhesive intestinal obstruction

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    Jun 1, 2006 ... obstruction. Brit. I. Surg. 1998; 85: 1071-1074. The acute abdomen: Intestinal obstruction. In: Primary surgery, Vol. 1. Edited by Maurice King et al. Oxford. Med. PubL, Oxford. 1990; 142-169. Fluids and electrolyte management. In: Essentials of pediatric surgery. Edited by Marc Rowe et al. Mosby,. St. Louis ...

  1. Intestinal Complications of IBD

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    ... localized pocket of pus caused by infection from bacteria. More common in Crohn’s than in colitis, an abscess may form in the intestinal wall—sometimes causing it to bulge out. Visible abscesses, such as those around the anus, look like boils and treatment often involves lancing. Symptoms of ...

  2. Intestinal failure in childhood

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    Short bowel syndrome (SBS) was one of the first recognised conditions of protracted IF. With the increasing and successful use of long-term PN during the last three decades, several other causes of IF have emerged. Long-term PN and home-PN are the mainstay of therapy, independent of the nature of “Intestinal failure” ...

  3. Modos e mecanismos de credibilidade no jornalismo televisivo : o caso da SIC

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    Sena, Ana Rita Bernardino Craveiro

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    O jornalismo televisivo, tal como outras formas de jornalismo, envolve um conjunto de modos e mecanismos que visam assegurar a sua credibilidade. Em tempos, o jornalismo televisivo marcou pela diferença de trazer a imagem "em vídeo" às pessoas, e desde então foi crescendo a sua importância. No presente momento, a internet assume-se como a maior plataforma de comunicação; mas, no que respeita à informação propriamente dita que a internet veicula, ela ainda é vista como dúbia, pois permite a to...

  4. Hemostasia del desarrollo : nuevos mecanismos de regulación de la reactividad plaquetaria en neonatos

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    Caparrós Pérez, Eva

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    Las alteraciones en la reactividad plaquetaria se han asociado con el desarrollo de procesos trombóticos y hemorrágicos. Los neonatos, especialmente los pretérmino, tienen mayor incidencia de hemorragia intracraneal (HIC) que cualquier otro grupo de edad y, aunque su patogenia es multifactorial, la hiporreactividad de sus plaquetas podría ser un factor contribuyente. Los mecanismos genéticos y moleculares que subyacen a la hiporreactividad de las plaquetas neonatales están pobremente caracter...

  5. Estudos bioquímicos e moleculares de genes de trichoderma envolvidos no mecanismo de micoparasitismo

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    Siqueira, Saulo José Linhares de

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    Espécies do gênero Trichoderma são eficientes antagonistas de fungos fitopatogênicos, como as espécies Rhizoctonia, Sclerotinia e Fusarium, e são comercializados como agentes de controle biológico principalmente por sua característica de micoparasita. Muitos estudos têm sido feitos para compreender as bases moleculares dos mecanismos de biocontrole de Trichoderma e também para encontrar espécies com alto potencial de antagonismo contra fitopatógenos. O objetivo deste trabalho f...

  6. El mecanismo de transmisión del crédito bancario en Colombia.

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    Anaya López, César Augusto

    2010-01-01

    Bajo el esquema de inflación objetivo con el que opera el Banco de la República en Colombia, el Emisor utiliza la tasa de interés de intervención como instrumento para controlar la inflación, manteniendo el poder adquisitivo de la moneda. Este documento tiene como objetivo verificar la existencia del mecanismo de transmisión del crédito bancario con el fin de identificar la efectividad y el rezago que tienen las medidas de política monetaria sobre la dinámica de la inflación. Para examinar el...

  7. Apoptosis placentaria: mecanismos moleculares en la génesis de la preclampsia

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    Rodríguez G,Marcelo; Couve P,Constanza; Egaña U,Gabriela; Chamy P,Verónica

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    Antecedentes: La placenta como otros órganos, normalmente presenta apoptosis, proceso fundamental para el mantenimiento y renovación de las estructuras. Para que este complejo proceso se realice con éxito, es necesario la estricta sincronización y modulación de las diferentes etapas de la apoptosis. Cuando la regulación falla, síndromes patológicos como la preeclampsia pueden iniciarse. Objetivo: Revisar los mecanismos moleculares implicados en la apoptosis de la placenta y sus anomalías. Mét...

  8. Mecanismos epigenéticos que controlan la expresión del genoma en plantas

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    Roldán Arjona, Teresa

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    Borrando la memoria celular: mecanismos de desmetilación del ADN La metilación de DNA desempeña un papel esencial durante el desarrollo y la diferenciación celular, así como en la defensa del genoma frente a elementos transponibles. El DNA se metila por acción de DNA metiltransferasas que transfieren un grupo metilo al carbono 5 de la citosina. La 5-metilcitosina resultante (5-meC) es una marca epigenética estable, pero reversible, que promueve el silenciamiento transcripcional bloqueand...

  9. UN MODELO DEL MECANISMO DE ENTRADA DE LOS ROTAVIRUS A LA CÉLULA HOSPEDERA

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    Orlando Acosta Losada

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. La infección rotaviral es causa principal de gastroenteritis aguda severa en niños menores de cinco años. La capa protéica externa de la partícula viral está implicada en las interacciones iniciales virus-superficie celular. El mecanismo rotaviral de unión y entrada a la célula parece ser un proceso de múltiples pasos donde las proteínas rotavirales VP4 y VP7 interaccionan con diferentes moléculas de la superficie celular. Objetivo. Proponer un mecanismo de entrada de rotavirus a la célula que incorpore la actividad de la proteína disulfuro isomerasa (PDI. Material y métodos. Utilizando bases de datos electrónicas, se realizó una búsqueda de literatura original y de revisión publicada entre 1990 y 2009 sobre moléculas de la superficie rotaviral o celular participantes en el proceso de entrada del virus. El análisis de los resultados enfatizó las bases moleculares y celulares de las interacciones temporo-espaciales de las proteínas virales y las moléculas de unión/receptoras de la célula. Resultados. Se encontró fundamentos moleculares y celulares para incorporar la actividad de PDI a un mecanismo coherente de vías secuenciales o alternativas previas a la penetración viral. Se propone un mecanismo en que interaccionan las proteínas virales VP4, VP6 y VP7 con las moléculas de la superficie celular ácido siálico, integrinas, Hsc70 y PDI en un proceso endocítico caveola/“raft”-dependiente, caveolina/clatrina-independiente, dinamina-dependiente y sensible a depleción de colesterol. Conclusión. Se amplía el concepto de múltiples pasos en el proceso de entrada de rotavirus, donde la participación de PDI podría ser un blanco potencial de la acción de inhibidores de grupos tiol/disulfuro.

  10. Tuberculosis: mecanismos de defensa, inmunopatogénesis y biomarcadores de susceptibilidad y resistencia

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    ARCE MENDOZA, ALMA YOLANDA; ROSAS TARACO, ADRIÁN GIOVANNI; MORALES SAN CLAUDIO, PILAR DEL CARMEN; SOLÍS SOTO, JUAN MANUEL

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    La TB, una enfermedad infectocontagiosa, continúa siendo un problema de salud mundial. Los mecanismos de defensa del huésped contra esta bacteria se encuentran sobre todo en las vías respiratorias altas y bajas. Sus principales componentes son la lisozima, la lactoferrina, las defensinas, las catelicidinas y las proteínas surfactantes. La interacción de Mtb, con receptores en los macrófagos que reconocen patrones moleculares, favorece la internalización de la micoba...

  11. Síntesis Genética de Mecanismos para Aplicaciones en Prótesis de Miembro Inferior

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    Full Text Available Resumen: La síntesis de mecanismos planos representa un problema atractivo para ser resuelto mediante técnicas de computación evolutiva, ya que plantea un sistema indeterminado de ecuaciones no lineales cuyo tamaño es directamente dependiente del número de puntos de precisión definidos para describir la trayectoria deseada del acoplador. Este artículo presenta la optimización en el proceso de síntesis de mecanismos basado en algoritmos genéticos (AG para el caso de un mecanismo plano de seis barras tipo Watt utilizado como base para el diseño de una prótesis policéntrica de rodilla. La trayectoria deseada a ser descrita por el acoplador corresponde a la descrita por la rodilla durante un ciclo normal de marcha. La metodología propuesta ilustra claramente como, por la aplicación de AG's, la trayectoria generada evoluciona de manera natural desde una solución errática hasta una curva que se ajusta suavemente a la trayectoria deseada. Palabras clave: Síntesis de Mecanismos, Algoritmos Genéticos, Computación Evolutiva, Mecanismos Planos, Prótesis, Miembro Inferior

  12. MECANISMOS UTILIZADOS PARA MONITOREAR EL PODER DE MERCADO EN MERCADOS ELÉCTRICOS: REFLEXIONES PARA COLOMBIA

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    Jesús Alonso Botero

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es analizar la viabilidad de la utilización del índice de oferta residual (IOR en el mercado eléctrico mayorista en Colombia, con el fin de promover la competencia. Esto se hace a partir de la revisión de la literatura relacionada con las experiencias internacionales respecto a los mecanismos para monitorear el poder de mercado y del análisis del Documento 118 de la Comisión de Regulación de Energía y Gas (CREG, 2010. La principal conclusión es que el IOR no es un buen mecanismo de control en mercados hidráulicos, mientras que el desarrollo de los mercados de largo plazo ha sido utilizado con gran éxito para mitigar el riesgo de abuso de poder de mercado, seg°n lo muestra la experiencia internacional.

  13. Antiestrógenos: mecanismo de acción y aplicaciones clínicas

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    Barrón-González Arturo

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    Full Text Available Los antiestrógenos son compuestos que antagonizan la acción de los estrógenos compitiendo por su receptor. Los estrógenos están implicados en la proliferación y diferenciación de las células blanco y se consideran entre los principales factores de riesgo para el desarrollo de cáncer de mama y útero. Algunos antiestrógenos, entre ellos el Tamoxifén, son utilizados como terapia coadyuvante en el tratamiento del cáncer de mama y se ha propuesto su inclusión en los programas de prevención, en mujeres con alto riesgo. Los antiestrógenos se clasifican en tipo I o parciales (agonista/antagonista, y tipo II o puros (antagonista puro, los cuales tienen mecanismos de acción diferentes. Debido al continuo avance en el desarrollo de nuevos compuestos con actividad antiestrogénica, y su importancia aplicativa en clínica. En este documento se presenta una revisión del estado actual del conocimiento de estos compuestos, su mecanismo de acción y su aplicación clínica. El texto completo en inglés de este artículo está disponible en: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.html

  14. Aplicación de modelos híbridos en la síntesis óptima de mecanismos de cuatro barras

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    Resumen: El diseño de máquinas es un proceso creativo, en el cual, el diseñador debe integrar una serie de mecanismos como levas, engranajes, poleas, mecanismos de cuatro barras, etc. tal que permitan solucionar una necesidad concreta, adicionalmente debe realizar procesos de síntesis para encontrar las dimensiones que permitan el adecuado funcionamiento del mecanismo. En el caso del mecanismo de cuatro barras, el proceso de síntesis ha presentado como problema principal la no linealidad d...

  15. Small intestinal transplantation.

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    Quigley, E M

    2012-02-03

    The past few years have witnessed a considerable shift in the clinical status of intestinal transplantation. A great deal of experience has been gained at the most active centers, and results comparable with those reported at a similar stage in the development of other solid-organ graft programs are now being achieved by these highly proficient transplant teams. Rejection and its inevitable associate, sepsis, remain ubiquitous, and new immunosuppressant regimes are urgently needed; some may already be on the near horizon. The recent success of isolated intestinal grafts, together with the mortality and morbidity attendant upon the development of advanced liver disease related to total parenteral nutrition, has prompted the bold proposal that patients at risk for this complication should be identified and should receive isolated small bowel grafts before the onset of end-stage hepatic failure. The very fact that such a suggestion has begun to emerge reflects real progress in this challenging field.

  16. ESTILOS DE FUNCIONAMENTO E MECANISMOS DE APRENDIZAGEM EM UMA INDÚSTRIA CRIATIVA DE PUBLICIDADE E PROPAGANDA

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    Bruno Chaves Correia Lima

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    Full Text Available O estudo objetiva analisar a cultura organizacional quanto aos estilos de funcionamentoe aos mecanismos de aprendizagem em uma indústria de criação funcional. Trata-se deuma pesquisa quantitativa, descritiva, com uso de questionários estruturados. Utilizou-seestatísticas descritivas de médias, desvio-padrão e correlação mediante informações damaior empresa de publicidade e propaganda do Ceará. A cultura da organização é formadapela presença moderada e simultânea dos estilos empreendedor, afiliativo, burocrático eindividualista, predominando o primeiro. O único mecanismo de aprendizagem com nível altode ocorrência foi codificação e controle de conhecimento, evidenciando fraca correlação entreimportância atribuída e ocorrência desses mecanismos.

  17. Mecanismos con elementos de longitud variable: síntesis óptica de generación de trayectorias

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    Esta tesis presenta la utilización de las técnicas de programación matemática (no lineal) o técnicas de optimización, en la síntesis de mecanismos capaces de generar una trayectoria, lo más aproximada posible en todos sus puntos, a una trayectoria determinada, considerando la posibilidad de que alguno de los elementos que forman el mecanismo, ya sea plano o espacial, tengan su longitud variable de acuerdo con una función del tiempo. La síntesis óptima se realiza en dos etapas. La primera trat...

  18. Estudo dos mecanismos celulares e moleculares envolvidos no processo neurodegenerativo da Doença de Huntington

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    Rosenstock, Tatiana Rosado [UNIFESP

    2008-01-01

    Introdução: Alterações no tamponamento do cálcio citosólico (Ca+2 c) podem levar à desordens neurodegenerativas como a Doença de Huntington (DH). Vários mecanismos estão relacionados esses processos tais como a excitotoxicidade, o estresse oxidativo e as interações da proteína huntintina mutante (mhtt) com outras proteínas como a transglutaminase 2 (TG2). Essas alterações podem estar relacionadas com a ativação de mecanismos de morte celular ou autofagia. Objetivo: O objetivo deste projeto fo...

  19. Alteraciones de la apoptosis como mecanismo patogénico en el lupus eritematoso sistémico.

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    Miret Mas, Carlos

    2003-01-01

    La apoptosis es un proceso de muerte celular programada que está involucrada en la selección del repertorio de linfocitos T y en el mantenimiento de la tolerancia inmunológica, ya que es el mecanismo por el que se eliminan las células que podrían dar lugar a respuestas autoinmunes. Existen evidencias de que la alteración en los mecanismos apoptóticos están implicados en la patogenia y la actividad de las enfermedades autoinmunes sistémicas, de las cuales, el lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES) ...

  20. LA EXCEPCIÓN PRELIMINAR: FALTA DE COMPETENCIA DE LA CORTE INTERAMERICANA ¿UN MECANISMO EFECTIVO DE DEFENSA ESTATAL?

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    Andrés González Serrano

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo demostrará que la excepción preliminar "falta de competencia en razón a la materia", sí es un mecanismo de defensa estatal efectivo. Sin embargo, también se podrá evidenciar que este mecanismo se ha tornado ineficaz debido que los agentes estatales de los diferentes Estados Parte de la Convención, son quienes han restado importancia a la excepción, al interponerla de forma no adecuada ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos.

  1. OS MECANISMOS DE DEFESA PRESENTES NA NEUROSE OBSESSIVA: UM OLHAR SOBRE A FORMAÇÃO SINTOMÁTICA.

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    Henrique Guilherme Scatolin

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    Este artigo pretende enfocar os principais mecanismos de defesa presentes na neurose obsessiva, tais como o deslocamento, a formação reativa, o isolamento e a anulação. Para desenvolver tal discussão, parte de uma releitura das obras pré-psicanalíticas até Inibições, Sintomas e Ansiedade de 1926, enfocando nesta a compreensão freudiana da formação do sintoma obsessivo e dos seus principais mecanismos de defesa. Conclui que, para uma melhor compreensão da etiologia sintomática nesta neu...

  2. Small intestinal cytochromes P450.

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    Kaminsky, L S; Fasco, M J

    1991-01-01

    Small intestinal cytochromes P450 (P450) provide the principal, initial source of biotransformation of ingested xenobiotics. The consequences of such biotransformation are detoxification by facilitating excretion, or toxification by bioactivation. P450s occur at highest concentrations in the duodenum, near the pylorus, and at decreasing concentrations distally--being lowest in the ileum. Highest concentrations occur from midvillus to villous tip, with little or none occurring in the crypts of Lieberkuehn. Microsomal P4503A, 2C8-10, and 2D6 forms have been identified in human small intestine, and P450s 2B1, possibly 2B2, 2A1, and 3A1/2 were located in endoplasmic reticulum of rodent small intestine, while P4502B4 has been purified to electrophoretic homogeneity from rabbit intestine. Some evidence indicates a differential distribution of P450 forms along the length of the small intestine and even along the villus. Rat intestinal P450s are inducible by xenobiotics--with phenobarbital (PB) inducing P4502B1, 3-methylcholanthrene (3-MC) inducing P4501A1, and dexamethasone inducing two forms of P4503A. Induction is most effectively achieved by oral administration of the agents, and is rapid--aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH) was increased within 1 h of administration of, for example, 3-MC. AHH, 7-ethoxycoumarin O-deethylase (ECOD), and 7-ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase (EROD) have been used most frequently as substrates to characterize intestinal P450s. Dietary factors affect intestinal P450s markedly--iron restriction rapidly decreased intestinal P450 to beneath detectable values; selenium deficiency acted similarly but was less effective; Brussels sprouts increased intestinal AHH activity 9.8-fold, ECOD activity 3.2-fold, and P450 1.9-fold; fried meat and dietary fat significantly increased intestinal EROD activity; a vitamin A-deficient diet increased, and a vitamin A-rich diet decreased intestinal P450 activities; and excess cholesterol in the diet increased intestinal

  3. Mecanismos neurocognitivos de la terapia basada en mindfulness / Neurocognitive mechanisms of the mindfulness based therapy

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    Manolete S. Moscoso

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Presentamos un resumen y una breve historia del creciente campo de Intervenciones Basadas en mindfulness o conciencia plena. En los últimos tiempos, existe un gran interés en este modelo terapéutico para reducir la vulnerabilidad al estrés crónico y distrés emocional. Mindfulness requiere intencionalmente enfocar nuestra atención a las experiencias que ocurren en el momento presente. A medida que la investigación avanza en esta temática, es vital definir cuidadosamente la estructura de mindfulness y comprender mejor sus mecanismos de acción neurocognitiva. Este informe presenta un marco conceptual que enfatiza el papel central de control atencional y mecanismos de sostenibilidad para desarrollar las habilidades de conciencia plena. También, repasamos la estructura de mindfulness y la autorregulación de las emociones; luego describimos brevemente nuestra investigación relacionada con nuestro programa de Reducción del Estrés en Cáncer de Mama basado en Mindfulness (MBSR-AC en la University of South Florida. Se presenta, a partir de esta premisa, un modelo propuesto que explica nuestros mecanismos cognitivos basados en la lógica del modelo de biocomportamental. ABSTRACT We are presenting an overview and a brief history of the growing field of Mindfulness Based Interventions. There has been a significant interest in this therapeutic model to reduce vulnerability to chronic stress and emotional distress in recent times. Mindfulness requires intentionally bringing our attention to the experiences that occur in the present moment. As the research advances in this line of inquiry, it is vital to carefully define the construct of Mindfulness and better understand its neurocognitive mechanisms of action. This review presents conceptual framework that emphasizes the central role of attentional control and sustainability mechanisms to build mindfulness skills. We also review the construct of Mindfulness and self-regulation of

  4. Solar tracking mechanism in two axes; Mecanismo de seguimiento solar en dos ejes

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    Ramirez Benitez, Juan Rafael; Ramos Berumen, Carlos; Beltran Adan, Jose; Lagunas Mendoza, Javier [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)]. E-mail: jlagunas@iie.org.mx; rramirez@iie.org.mx; cramos@iie.org.mx

    2010-11-15

    The Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) has been interested in the Parabolic Dish technology for electricity generation in Mexico, then through its Non Conventional Energy Department has dedicated special tasks concerning to the knowledge and development of such technology. The structural component, reflective surface support and the tracking system which allows concentrate the solar energy into the receiver have been designed and manufactured. For the mechanical device and control of the solar tracking have been projected a set with servomotors, an electronic control as well as an interface for the equipment configuration and follow-up. In order for getting the following of the apparent movement of the sun, information on the sun paths through the year was analyzed and in consequence elevation and azimuth angles were determined. Using that approaches, for fixing the sun position sensors are not used and then only the control algorithm and the electronic device developed at the IIE were implemented. In this paper the sun tracking system and the electronic control device are presented. [Spanish] La tecnologia de plato parabolico para la generacion de electricidad en Mexico, ha sido de gran interes para el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, por lo que a traves de la Gerencia de Energias No Convencionales se ha avocado a la tarea de conocer y desarrollar esta tecnologia. Se ha disenado y fabricado la parte estructural, la base de la superficie reflejante y el sistema de seguimiento que permite concentrar la energia solar en el receptor. Para el mecanismo y control del seguidor solar se ha propuesto un mecanismo que utiliza servomotores, un control electronico asi como una interfaz para configurar el equipo y monitorear sus variables. Para lograr el seguimiento del movimiento aparente del sol se analizo la informacion en literatura de las trayectorias del sol a lo largo del ano, logrando asi determinar los angulos de altitud y azimut para acotar el

  5. Lipo sarcoma in small intestine

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    Rodriguez Iglesias, J.; Pineyro Gutierrez, A.; Taroco Medeiros, L.; Fein Kolodny, C.; Navarrete Pedocchi, H.

    1987-01-01

    A case is presented by primitive liposarcoma in small intestine , an extensive bibliographical review foreigner and national in this case. It detach the exceptional of the intestinal topography of the liposarcomas; and making stress in the relative value of the computerized tomography and ultrasonography in the diagnose of the small intestine tumors . As well as in the sarcomas of another topography, chemo and radiotherapy associated to the exeresis surgery, it can be of benefit [es

  6. La escritura en el archivo: mecanismos de dominio y control en el Nuevo Reino de Granada

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    Alfonso Rubio Hernández

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    Full Text Available Estudio que explora la manera en que se construye el archivo colonial a través de mecanismos jurídico-administrativos, dedicados a ejercer el control sobre las poblaciones subordinadas y el mantenimiento del poder colonial. El paso del testimonio oral, de los indígenas, al documento escrito, característico de la cultura letrada española, representó un desafío cultural. Paulatinamente, los indígenas aprendieron a usar el documento escrito y a emprender litigios judiciales. El control burocrático de la monarquía española dependió centralmente del uso y archivo de la documentación escrita y del papel que jugaron los letrados.

  7. Mecanismo de ação dos anestésicos inalatórios

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    Renato Ângelo Saraiva

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Estudos clínicos e experimentais têm sido desenvolvidos para identificar os locais onde os anestésicos (inalatórios atuam e para determinar quais as alterações funcionais que esses fármacos produzem nas estruturas do sistema nervoso central determinantes do estado de anestesia que é observado clinicamente. O objetivo deste trabalho é descrever os resultados obtidos por vários autores em estudos clínicos e experimentais realizados recentemente na tentativa de esclarecer os mecanismos de ação dos anestésicos inalatórios no sistema nervoso central. CONTEÚDO: Para facilitar a compreensão dos complexos mecanismos de ação dos anestésicos inalatórios no sistema nervoso central, eles foram divididos em três níveis: o macroscópico, o microscópico e o molecular. Recentemente um grupo de autores descreveram estes mecanismos de ação em: orgânicos, celulares, e inibidores da entropia. Estes mecanismos tentariam explicar o estado de anestesia que teria como característica a capacidade de prover ao paciente duas ações principais: 1 imobilidade, inibição da resposta a estímulos nociceptivos; e 2 amnésia. Outros efeitos (desejáveis também são obtidos pela administração de anestésicos: analgesia e hipnose. Entretanto, tais efeitos seja isoladamente ou juntos, não definem o estado de anestesia. Embasados nestes conceitos, este grupo adota e divulga a classificação dos anestésicos em: 1 anestésicos completos, os que produzem imobilidade e amnésia; e 2 incompletos ou não imobilizantes, os que não produzem imobilidade mas produzem amnésia. CONCLUSÕES: De acordo com os resultados de vários estudos realizados recentemente, provavelmente a amnésia e a inconsciência ocorrem pela ação do anestésico predominantemente no cérebro, enquanto a imobilidade, ou seja, a inibição da resposta ao estímulo nociceptivo por movimento, seria pela ação do anestésico preferencialmente e inicialmente

  8. MECANISMOS DE PROTECCIÓN DE LOS TENEDORES DE BONOS EN EL MERCADO DE VALORES CHILENO

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    Jaime Ramiro Gallegos Zúñiga

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente informe busca exponer el régimen general que regula la emisión de bonos en Chile, presentando también algunas breves similitudes y diferencias con algunos aspectos del Derecho comparado. Una segunda parte de este estudio se centrará en los particulares mecanismos de defensa de los tenedores de bonos, frente a los demás inversionistas, que les posiciona como sujetos pri - vilegiados dentro del ordenamiento jurídico nacional, dada la relevancia que cobra el correc - to funcionamiento del mercado de capitales en el país, en atención a la adopción hace más de treinta años de un sistema de capitalización individual de las cotizaciones previsionales.

  9. Ocorrência e mecanismos do microquimerismo fetal em gestações bovinas

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    Rodrigo da Silva Nunes Barreto

    2011-01-01

    O sucesso da gestação depende da adequada comunicação materno-fetal, que em algumas espécies têm um contato mais íntimo devido à capacidade migratória de populações de células trofoblásticas. Nos bovinos esse mecanismo é realizado pelas células trofoblásticas gigantes (CTGs), com invasão limitada até a lâmina basal do epitélio materno. Apesar dessa leve invasão das CTGs, é possível encontrar células fetais circulantes no sangue periférico da vaca gestante, levando ao microquimerismo fetal. ...

  10. La violencia como mecanismo del debate público en Venezuela durante el siglo XX

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    Inés Guardia Rolando

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente ensayo es describir los mecanismos por medio de los cuales la violencia política se presenta como uno de los elementos fundamentales del debate público en dos coyunturas históricas en Venezuela: en la Revolución de Octubre y en la Revolución Bolivariana. El trabajo se desarrolla en torno a dos ideas: primero se abordará el problema de la violencia y el miedo desde una perspectiva teórica, luego se describirá cada una de estas coyunturas históricas; finalmente se revisa comparativamente este fenómeno que se repite a lo largo del tiempo en Venezuela.

  11. DESCENTRALIZACIÓN POLÍTICA Y ADMINISTRATIVA COMO MECANISMOS DE GOBERNABILIDAD

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    Vargas-Hernández, José G.

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo se propone analizar las implicaciones de los procesos de descentralización administrativa,  económica  y  política  como  mecanismos  de  gobernabilidad  en  los gobiernos locales y los servicios públicos. Formulación de políticas centralización – descentralización. A partir de la delimitación de las tendencias hacia los procesos de  descentralización,  el  análisis  de  los  diferentes  objetivos  y  tipos  de  procesos  de descentralización permite establecer las bases para la ...

  12. Anita Fricek: la pintura contemporánea como mecanismo de crítica institucional

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo formula la pregunta acerca de las relaciones posibles entre el arte contemporáneo y la propuesta estética de Gilles Deleuze. Valiéndose de su propia disyunción, pone en contacto dos asuntos yuxtapuestos: lo “conceptual” y la “sensación”. A partir de esa conexión y a través de la obra pictórica de la artista suiza Anita Fricek, el autor critica la propuesta de estética inmanente de la sensación de Deleuze, y la vincula con el mecanismo de crítica institucional inmerso en la propuesta pictórica-crítica de Fricek.

  13. Un mecanismo de precios para la teoría del valor

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    Eduardo Bolaños

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo mostrar la aplicación que tiene la regla Cantillon-Smith en la teoría marxista de la plusvalía y en le teoría del equilibrio general. En ambas, la regla actúa como un mecanismo de formación de precios de mercado monetarios. Para tal fin, explicamos dos modelos: el primero es un modelo Benetti-Cartelier con relaciones capitalistas, y el segundo, un modelo de equilibrio general walrasiano sin subastador. Luego de mostrar la operatividad de la regla en los dos, señalamos algunas de las ventajas y desventajas que ofrece su utilización como expresión de la compatibilidad de las decisiones descentralizadas de los agentes en una economía abstracta.

  14. Mecanismo de Desenvolvimento Limpo Florestal e a Heveicultura no Estado do Acre

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    Aldione da Silva Lessa

    Full Text Available RESUMO O objetivo deste artigo foi gerar informações econômicas sobre plantios de seringueira (Hevea spp. inseridos no mercado de carbono no âmbito do mecanismo de desenvolvimento limpo (MDL e implantados no estado do Acre. Para tal, considerando dados sobre os projetos locais de seringal de cultivo, foram quantificados o Valor Presente Líquido (VPL e o Valor Esperado da Terra (VET, assim como a Taxa Interna de Retorno (TIR desses plantios. Dos resultados gerados, concluiu-se que os reflorestamentos com seringueiras destinados ao sequestro de carbono no âmbito do MDL Florestal, apresentam potencial para serem viáveis, caso implantados no Acre e, assim, fortalecerem a economia de base florestal dessa região, desde que a sua renda não sofra uma queda de 20%, ou mais, em relação ao valor médio obtido neste estudo.

  15. Mecanismos de democracia directa en América Latina: Una revisión comparada

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Parte de la premisa que concibe a la democracia directa como una forma de reforzar la democracia representativa, en tanto exista una sólida cultura política y un marco institucional arraigado en los principios democráticos fundamentales. Realiza una perspectiva comparada basada fundamentalmente, en las previsiones constitucionales de los 18 países de América Latina. Tiene como objetivo primordial comparar los arreglos institucionales en materia de democracia directa, para establecer las características comunes y diferencias más significativas dentro de la región. Con base en ello se clasifican los mecanismos de democracia directa en las siguientes tres categorías: a el referéndum (y el plebiscito; b la iniciativa popular; y c la revocatoria de mandato.

  16. IDENTIFICACIÓN DE ELEMENTOS cis-REGULATORIOS Y PREDICCIÓN BIOINFORMÁTICA DE FACTORES DE TRANSCRIPCIÓN INVOLUCRADOS EN LA REGULACIÓN DE miARNs EN PLANTAS

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    Álvaro Pérez-Quintero

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Los microARNs (miARNs son pequeños ARN no codificantes que juegan un papel importante en el control de la expresión génica a través de la degradación de ARNm complementarios a su secuencia. La expresión de los miARNs es dependiente de la ARN polimerasa II como la mayoría de genes que codifican para proteínas. La regulación de la expresión de miARNs está bajo el control coordinado y combinatorio de factores de transcripción (FT. En este trabajo, se realizó una aproximación bioinformática para identificar sitios de unión de FT, TFBS (del inglés Transcription Factors Binding Sites en regiones promotoras de genes miRNAs  en 17 especies vegetales y se analizó el papel de algunos FT en defensa contra bacterias. Se encontró que nueve de las plantas analizadas presentaban diferencias significativas entre la distribución de TFBS presentes en los promotores de los miRNAs cuando se compara con los presentes en los genes codificantes de proteínas. En varios de los promotores de los miRNAs de yuca que son inducidos en respuesta a la infección por la bacteria Xanthomonas axonopodis  pv. manihotis  se identificaron elementos de unión como CCA1, T-box y SORLREP3, los cuales se presentan también en los genes que codifican proteínas implicadas en respuestas al ciclo circadiano y a la luz, sugiriendo que estos procesos y las respuestas inmunes en plantas pueden ser coordinados. En conjunto este trabajo aporta luces sobre los posibles mecanismos transcripcionales del control de la expresión génica de los miARNs.

  17. Mecanismo antidiurético en Rhodnius Prolixus (Stal, 1859 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae

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    Ivonne Gómez

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    Full Text Available Se propone para R. prolixus un mecanismo antidiurético, cuya actividad se pone de manifiesto una vez transcurrido el periodo diurético y se mantiene hasta que el insecto es alimentado nuevamente. Presumiblemente este mecanismo actua a nivel del esfinter rectal proximal y es inhibido por la ingesta, distención mecanica del buche y desinhibición central por decapitación. Se sugiere que la actividad antidiurética es mantenida por vía nerviosa y se modifica cuando hay distensión del buche o canudo es interrumpida la senãl nerviosa por decapitación. Se pone de manifiesto que la excreción de orina en R. prolixus no es controlada exclusivamente por la hormona diurética, sino que factores no ligados a la hemolinfa mantienen en estado diurético y no diurético a los insectos.An antidiuretic mechanism is proposed for Rhodnius prolixus, whose activity is manifested when the diuretic phase has terminated and is maintained until the insect has fed again. Presumably this mechanism acts at the level of the proximal rectal sphincter and is inhibited by ingestion, mechanical distension of the gut and central desinhibition by decapitation. It is suggested that the antidiuretic activity is maintained by the nervous system and is modified when there is distention of the gut or when the nervous signal is interrupted by decapitacion. It is demonstrated that the excretion of urine in R. prolixus is not controlled exclusively by the diuretic hormone, but rather that factors not linked to the haemolvmph maintain the insects in a diuretic or nondiuretic state.

  18. En torno a la génesis de la sociedad mundial: Innovaciones y mecanismos

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende entregar una brevísima respuesta histórica y aclaratoria a la pregunta: ¿cuándo comienza la historia de la sociedad mundial? La teoría del sistema mundial (Wallerstein y la teoría de sistemas (Luhmann coinciden en situar los orígenes de la sociedad mundial en los procesos de diferenciación característicos de los siglos XV y XVI en Europa. La teoría de la sociedad mundial es la teoría del sistema social que emerge de esta coyuntura. A partir de lo anterior, este texto busca desarrollar dos argumentos. En primer lugar, se exponen tres innovaciones estructurales, que tienen especial relevancia en la génesis de la sociedad mundial: 1. Diferenciación funcional; 2. Organizaciones (especialmente empresas multinacionales y organismos no gubernamentales; 3. Tecnologías comunicativas. Esta es una lista abierta de innovaciones estructurales que se mantiene abierta a la inclusión de otras innovaciones (redes, mercados, comunidades epistemológicas, etc.. En segundo lugar, nuestro argumento sobre las innovaciones estructurales es respaldado por tres mecanismos o mecanismos procesuales a los cuales se debe la dinámica de la sociedad mundial: 1. Difusión global de pautas institucionales; 2. Interdependencia global; 3. Descentralización de los sistemas funcionales. Gracias al desarrollo de esta perspectiva explicativa resulta claro que no parecen haber argumentos convincentes para observar a la sociedad mundial como un sistema caracterizado por patrones estructurales y culturales homogéneos.

  19. Mecanismos de busca acadêmica: uma análise quantitativa

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    Diego Buchinger

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Os mecanismos de busca consolidaram a pesquisa por informação na internet,sendo os mecanismos de busca acadêmicos (MBAs, hoje, os principais meios para alcançar fontes científicas, como artigos de eventos ou periódicos. Ao invés de gastar horas em uma biblioteca, os MBAs ganham em popularidade pela facilidade de automatizar uma busca e acessar inúmeras bases de dados simultaneamente. Contudo, o caráter incremental das bases de materiais científicos e dos diversos MBAs existentes impõe um desafio aos pesquisadores, que é determinar um MBA que melhor atenda aos seus anseios de pesquisa. Nesse contexto, uma análise quantitativa dos recursos providos pelos MBAs foi realizada com objetivo de determinar quais são os melhores para facilitar as buscas por conteúdo científico, considerando recursos de busca, de refinamento e auxiliares. Dentre um grupo de 40 MBAs iniciais, sete apresentaram-se com σ = 0,5 acima da média nos critérios utilizados, na seguinte ordem: 1o Web of Knowledge; 2o Engineering Village; 3o Scopus SciVerse; 4o IEEE Xplore; 5o ACM Digital Library; 6o Science Direct; e 7o Springer Link. Esses MBAs deveriam ser melhor explorados pelos pesquisadores pois tem inúmeros recursos capazes de facilitar sobremaneira e elevar a qualidade do trabalho de pesquisa.

  20. Hereditary intestinal polyposis syndromes.

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    Dean, P A

    1996-01-01

    Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, with overall mortality exceeding 40% even with treatment. Effective efforts for screening and prevention are most likely to succeed in patient groups identified as high risk for colorectal cancer, most notably the hereditary intestinal polyposis syndromes. In these syndromes, benign polyps develop throughout the intestinal tract prior to the development of colorectal cancer, marking the patient and associated family for precancer diagnosis followed by either close surveillance or preventive treatment. This review article was undertaken to discuss the most recent developments in the knowledge of hereditary intestinal polyposis syndromes, emphasizing the clinical approach to diagnosis and treatment relative to preventing the development of cancer. The most common of the hereditary polyposis syndromes is familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), which is characterized by the development of hundreds to thousands of adenomatous polyps in the colon followed at an early age by colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer can be prevented in this autosomal dominant condition by prophylactic colectomy, though a risk for other tumors, including periampullary cancers, remains throughout life. Variant of FAP associated with fewer and smaller polyps (hereditary flat adenoma syndrome), or even CNS tumors (Turcot's syndrome) also carry this high risk of colorectal cancer. Hereditary hamartomatous polyposis syndromes such as juvenile polyposis and Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (also autosomal dominant) are characterized by less frequent polyps. Though these are generally benign polyps, they are also associated with a significant risk of colorectal and other cancers. Other polyposis syndromes, including neurofibromatosis and Cowden's disease, do not carry this increased risk of colorectal cancer, and therefore affect different treatment strategies. Analysis of genetic factors responsible for these and other hereditary syndromes with

  1. Intestinal parasites : associations with intestinal and systemic inflammation

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    Zavala, Gerardo A; García, Olga P; Camacho, Mariela; Ronquillo, Dolores; Campos-Ponce, Maiza; Doak, Colleen; Polman, Katja; Rosado, Jorge L

    2018-01-01

    AIMS: Evaluate associations between intestinal parasitic infection with intestinal and systemic inflammatory markers in school-aged children with high rates of obesity. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma concentrations of CRP, leptin, TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-10 were measured as systemic inflammation markers and

  2. MECANISMOS DE REGULACION DE LA ACTIVIDAD BIOLOGICA DE TGF-[BETA] DURANTE LA DIFERENCIACION DE CELULAS MUSCULARES ESQUELETICAS

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    CABELLO VERRUGIO, CLAUDIO ALEJANDRO; CABELLO VERRUGIO, CLAUDIO ALEJANDRO

    2007-01-01

    El músculo esquelético es un tejido que ejerce funciones motoras y de soporte a nuestro organismo. Por lo tanto es de real importancia entender los mecanismos implicados en su formación, mantención y funcionamiento adecuado. La diferenciación muscular esq 190p.

  3. OS MECANISMOS DE DEFESA PRESENTES NA NEUROSE OBSESSIVA: UM OLHAR SOBRE A FORMAÇÃO SINTOMÁTICA.

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    Henrique Guilherme Scatolin

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende enfocar os principais mecanismos de defesa presentes na neurose obsessiva, tais como o deslocamento, a formação reativa, o isolamento e a anulação. Para desenvolver tal discussão, parte de uma releitura das obras pré-psicanalíticas até Inibições, Sintomas e Ansiedade de 1926, enfocando nesta a compreensão freudiana da formação do sintoma obsessivo e dos seus principais mecanismos de defesa. Conclui que, para uma melhor compreensão da etiologia sintomática nesta neurose, é necessário analisar cada mecanismo em sua particularidade; já que este expressa a singularidade de cada sintoma em sua essência. Estes mecanismos de defesa podem ser considerados como uma máscara que encobrem o sintoma, mas ao encobrir, revelam todos os desejos recalcados, denotando a história singular de cada paciente.

  4. Diseño de mecanismos de palancas asistido por computadora. // Computer Aided Design of lever mechanisms.

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    J. L. Betancourt Herrera

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available En la práctica del diseño industrial hay múltiples problemas que requieren de la creación de un mecanismo concaracterísticas de movimiento peculiares. La elección de un método que permita la síntesis estructural, el planteamiento ysolución de las ecuaciones correspondientes, requeridas para el análisis cinemático de los mecanismos de palancas, en unaforma clara y simple, es un problema muy complejo de resolver en sentido general.Tomando como referencia la teoría para la formación de los grupos de Assur, el autor desarrolló el método de los gruposestructurales y sobre esta base el software DSM (Diseño y Simulación de Mecanismos, que es la herramienta de cómputopropuesta para apoyar al diseñador en el proceso de Diseño Cualitativo de Mecanismos de Palancas Asistido porComputadora, que consiste en un proceso iterativo entre síntesis y análisis con el que se pueden obtener los resultados de lavariación de la estructura de un mecanismo y de sus parámetros fundamentales, prácticamente en tiempo real.En el presente trabajo se definen y ejemplifican los conceptos y elementos principales relacionados con el diseñocualitativo de mecanismos de palancas asistido por computadora.Palabras claves: CAD, mecanismos de palancas, diseño industrial, análisis cinemático, síntesis estructural.___________________________________________________________________________AbstractThere are series of problems in industrial design practice that require a mechanism with specific characteristic movement.Selecting a method for achieving a clear and simple structural synthesis and cinematic analysis of lever mechanisms isgenerally understood as a hard-solving problem. Based on Assur´s Group Forming Theory, the author developed theStructural Groups Method and the DSM software (Design and Simulation of Mechanisms. This software is a tool intendedto help designers in the process of Computer Assisted Qualitative Design of Lever Mechanisms. It consists

  5. Síntesis Óptima de Mecanismos utilizando un EDA basado en la Distribución Normal

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    Ivvan Valdez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El problema de síntesis de mecanismos consiste en determinar las dimensiones de los eslabones a fin de que éstos puedan completar una tarea, la cual es definida por el posicionamiento en un conjunto de puntos denominados puntos de precisión. En este trabajo se aborda este problema como un ejercicio de optimización, que minimiza la distancia entre la posición de un mecanismo propuesto y los puntos de precisión, tomando como variables de decisión las dimensiones del mecanismo, su sistema coordenado relativo y parámetros que determinan la velocidad del mismo y la posición inicial. La propuesta final es un algoritmo para el diseño automatizado de mecanismos que cumplan en lo mayor posible con la tarea deseada. Se utilizó un Algoritmo de Estimación de Distribución (EDA, por sus siglas en inglés, el cual aproxima el óptimo mediante muestreos subsecuentes de una distribución Normal multivariada, donde cada muestra representa una propuesta de un mecanismo. Después, se simula y se mide la diferencia entre los puntos de precisión y las posiciones del mecanismo propuesto, los mejores mecanismos se utilizan para actualizar la distribución de búsqueda en cada generación (iteración del algoritmo hasta que converge a un punto de bajo costo de la función objetivo. Se utilizó el método propuesto para la síntesis automatizada de un mecanismo plano de 4 barras de cadena cinemática cerrada. Los resultados obtenidos son diseños óptimos aproximados, que superan a otros reportados en la literatura especializada. El método propuesto representa una alternativa eficaz para la síntesis automatizada de mecanismos. Los resultados son altamente competitivos con otros reportados en la literatura. La propuesta presenta además ventajas contra otras similares, en el sentido de que puede utilizarse para aproximar un número arbitrario de puntos de precisión, sin aumentar la dimensionalidad del problema, adicionalmente puede ser utilizado para la s

  6. Cytokines and intestinal inflammation.

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    Bamias, Giorgos; Cominelli, Fabio

    2016-11-01

    Cytokines of the intestinal microenvironment largely dictate immunological responses after mucosal insults and the dominance of homeostatic or proinflammatory pathways. This review presents important recent studies on the role of specific cytokines in the pathogenesis of intestinal inflammation. The particular mucosal effects of cytokines depend on their inherent properties but also the cellular origin, type of stimulatory antigens, intermolecular interactions, and the particular immunological milieu. Novel cytokines of the interleukin-1 (IL-1) family, including IL-33 and IL-36, have dominant roles in mucosal immunity, whereas more established ones such as IL-18 are constantly enriched with unique properties. Th17 cells are important mucosal constituents, although their profound plasticity, makes the specific set of cytokines they secrete more important than their mere numbers. Finally, various cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor-like cytokine 1A, and death receptor, 3 demonstrate dichotomous roles with mucosa-protective function in acute injury but proinflammatory effects during chronic inflammation. The role of cytokines in mucosal health and disease is increasingly revealed. Such information not only will advance our understanding of the pathogenesis of gut inflammation, but also set the background for development of reliable diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers and cytokine-specific therapies.

  7. Hippo signalling directs intestinal fate

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    le Bouteiller, Marie Catherine M; Jensen, Kim Bak

    2015-01-01

    Hippo signalling has been associated with many important tissue functions including the regulation of organ size. In the intestinal epithelium differing functions have been proposed for the effectors of Hippo signalling, YAP and TAZ1. These are now shown to have a dual role in the intestinal epit...

  8. MDCT in blunt intestinal trauma

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    Romano, Stefania [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, ' A.Cardarelli' Hospital, 80131 Naples (Italy)]. E-mail: stefromano@libero.it; Scaglione, Mariano [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, ' A.Cardarelli' Hospital, 80131 Naples (Italy); Tortora, Giovanni [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, ' A.Cardarelli' Hospital, 80131 Naples (Italy); Martino, Antonio [Trauma Center, ' A.Cardarelli' Hospital, 80131 Naples (Italy); Di Pietto, Francesco [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, ' A.Cardarelli' Hospital, 80131 Naples (Italy); Romano, Luigia [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, ' A.Cardarelli' Hospital, 80131 Naples (Italy); Grassi, Roberto [Department ' Magrassi-Lanzara' , Section of Radiology, Second University of Naples, 80138 Naples (Italy)

    2006-09-15

    Injuries to the small and large intestine from blunt trauma represent a defined clinical entity, often not easy to correctly diagnose in emergency but extremely important for the therapeutic assessment of patients. This article summarizes the MDCT spectrum of findings in intestinal blunt lesions, from functional disorders to hemorrhage and perforation.

  9. MDCT in blunt intestinal trauma

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    Romano, Stefania; Scaglione, Mariano; Tortora, Giovanni; Martino, Antonio; Di Pietto, Francesco; Romano, Luigia; Grassi, Roberto

    2006-01-01

    Injuries to the small and large intestine from blunt trauma represent a defined clinical entity, often not easy to correctly diagnose in emergency but extremely important for the therapeutic assessment of patients. This article summarizes the MDCT spectrum of findings in intestinal blunt lesions, from functional disorders to hemorrhage and perforation

  10. Mecanismos efectores del interferón gamma contra la infección por Toxoplasma gondii

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    Jorge Enrique Gómez

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Toxoplasma gondiies un protozoario parásito de desarrollo intracelular. La enfermedad humana producida por T: gondii es una causa importante de morbilidad y mortalidad neonatal y en pacientes inmunodeprimidos. En esta reseña, se revisan los conocimientos actuales sobre los mecanismos efectores del interferón gamma (IFN y, la principal citocina protectora contra Igondii, incluyendo los resultados que hemos obtenido en un modelo de infección in vifro de células humanas monocitarias (THPI. El IFN y protege las células humanas contra T gondii por mecanismos diferentes a aquéllos con los que protege las células de ratón. En el modelo de infección de célulasTHP1, el IFN y protege por dos mecanismos independientes. Un primer efecto es la reducción del porcentaje de células parasitadas, el cual está ligado a una disminución de la actividad PLA, parasitaria y celular. Se trata de un nuevo mecanismo efector del IFN y contra la infección toxoplásmica, diferente a los mecanismos parasiticidas y parasitostáticos previamente descritos. Un segundo efecto ocurre por interrupción del crecimiento parasitario intracelular a través de la activación de la enzima indoleamina-oxigenasa que degrada el triptófano, lo que constituye un efecto parasitostático. Contrariamente a lo que ocurre en el modelo de infección de células monocitarias de ratón, la producción de óxido nítrico (NO no juega un papel determinante en los monocitos humanos.

  11. Modulation of Intestinal Microbiome Prevents Intestinal Ischemic Injury

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    Alessandra Bertacco

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    Full Text Available Background: Butyrate protects against ischemic injury to the small intestine by reducing inflammation and maintaining the structure of the intestinal barrier, but is expensive, short-lived, and cannot be administered easily due to its odor. Lactate, both economical and more palatable, can be converted into butyrate by the intestinal microbiome. This study aimed to assess in a rat model whether lactate perfusion can also protect against intestinal ischemia.Materials and Methods: Rat intestinal segments were loaded in an in vitro bowel perfusion device, and water absorption or secretion was assessed based on fluorescence of FITC-inulin, a fluorescent marker bound to a biologically inert sugar. Change in FITC concentration was used as a measure of ischemic injury, given the tendency of ischemic cells to retain water. Hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections at light level microscopy were examined to evaluate intestinal epithelium morphology. Comparisons between the data sets were paired Student t-tests or ANOVA with p < 0.05 performed on GraphPad.Results: Lactate administration resulted in a protective effect against intestinal ischemia of similar magnitude to that observed with butyrate. Both exhibited approximately 1.5 times the secretion exhibited by control sections (p = 0.03. Perfusion with lactate and methoxyacetate, a specific inhibitor of lactate-butyrate conversion, abolished this effect (p = 0.09. Antibiotic treatment also eliminated this effect, rendering lactate-perfused sections similar to control sections (p = 0.72. Perfusion with butyrate and methoxyacetate did not eliminate the observed increased secretion, which indicates that ischemic protection was mediated by microbial conversion of lactate to butyrate (p = 0.71.Conclusions: Lactate's protective effect against intestinal ischemia due to microbial conversion to butyrate suggests possible applications in the transplant setting for reducing ischemic injury and ameliorating intestinal

  12. Mecanismos de Control en la Protección de Datos en Europa

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    Alberto Cerda Silva

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo considera los diversos elementos sobre los cuales se ha producido aproximación normativa en materia de protección de las personas frente al tratamiento de los datos personales que es conciernen, tales como el ámbito de aplicación de las leyes sobre datos personales, los principios rectores de la normativa, los derechos que se confieren al titular de datos y la responsabilidad originada en el tratamiento de tales datos. Enseguida, el artículo profundiza en la precisión de los diversos mecanismos de control adoptados en Europa, para concluir en que el reconocimiento y promoción de mecanismos de autocontrol no garantizan la obtención de un nivel de protección adecuado en la materia, de ahí la necesidad de disponer de una autoridad de control, un organismo público encargado de promover e informar a la comunidad sobre la legislación aplicable al tratamiento de datos personales, fiscalizar el cumplimiento de la normativa y sancionar su infracción, o bien instar por la sanción del infractor, en su caso. Tal institucionalidad contribuye a la efectiva implementación de una política pública coherente con un Estado democrático que promueve las condiciones que garantizan el pleno desarrollo de las personasThe article considers the diverse elements on which the normative approach in the matter of public protection, processing of personal data-such as the scope of the application of the law, the governing principles of the norm, the rights conferred to the data subject and the responsibility initiated in the process of the data have taken place. Immediately, the article digs deeper into the diverse mechanisms of control adopted in Europe, concluding that the recognition and promotion of self-control mechanisms do not guarantee an adequate level of protection. Therefore it is necessary to make a control authority available; a public organism which will promote and inform the community about the appropriate legislation of personal

  13. Mecanismos de perda muscular da sarcopenia Mechanisms of muscle wasting in sarcopenia

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    Vivian de Oliveira Nunes Teixeira

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Cerca de 66% dos pacientes com artrite reumatoide (AR apresentam significativa perda de massa celular, denominada caquexia reumatoide, predominantemente de músculo esquelético (sarcopenia reumatoide. A sarcopenia é caracterizada por perda de massa muscular associada a prejuízos de função. Pacientes com AR apresentam uma redução significativa na força muscular, causada pela perda de proteínas musculares, alterando sua funcionalidade. As diversas condições que levam à perda de massa muscular envolvem distintas cascatas de sinalização intracelular, que podem levar: (i à morte celular programada (apoptose; (ii ao aumento da degradação proteica, por meio de autofagia, de proteases dependentes de cálcio (calpaínas e caspases e do sistema proteossomo; e (iii à diminuição da ativação das células-satélite responsáveis pela regeneração muscular. Este artigo tem como objetivo revisar esses mecanismos gerais de sarcopenia e seu envolvimento na AR. O melhor conhecimento desses mecanismos pode levar ao desenvolvimento de terapias inovadoras para essa debilitante complicação.Approximately 66% of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA have significant loss of cell mass (rheumatoid cachexia, mainly of skeletal muscle (rheumatoid sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is defined as muscle wasting associated with functional impairment. Patients with RA possess significant reduction in muscle strength, caused by muscle protein wasting, and loss of functionality. Various conditions leading to muscle wasting involve different pathways of intracellular signaling that trigger: (i programmed cell death (apoptosis; (ii increased protein degradation through autophagy, calcium-dependent proteases (calpains and caspases, and proteasome system; (iii decreased satellite cell activation, responsible for muscle regeneration. This article aimed at reviewing these general mechanisms of sarcopenia and their involvement in RA. Greater knowledge of these

  14. Mecanismos Disciplinadores da Gestão de Custos Interorganizacionais e Economia dos Custos de Transação: um ensaio teórico

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    Rosimeire Pimentel Gonzaga

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo buscou verificar se os mecanismos disciplinadores, presentes na estrutura conceitual da Gestão de Custos Interorganizacionais (GCI, estão relacionados aos mecanismos de governança previstos pela Economia dos Custos de Transação (ECT, enquanto instrumentos para salvaguardar relações contratuais. O trabalho foi desenvolvido por meio de um ensaio teórico, com base em pesquisa bibliográfica, tendo como contribuição principal para a literatura, a identificação da existência de relacionamentos entre mecanismos já consolidados da ECT, a qual busca verificar a forma como ocorrem as transações, e os mecanismos recentes da GCI, que busca, por meio do gerenciamento de custos, a otimização do retorno total da cadeia de valor além dos limites da própria empresa. Como conclusão do trabalho constatou-se que, mesmo sendo recente a literatura acerca da GCI, os mecanismos disciplinadores utilizados por este artefato da Gestão Estratégica de Custos vão ao encontro dos mecanismos de governança utilizados pela ECT, ao apresentarem relação e sinergia em diversos dos mecanismos analisados.

  15. Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome

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    Hiradfar, Mehran; Shojaeian, Reza; Dehghanian, Paria; Hajian, Sara

    2013-01-01

    Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a multisystemic disorder in which impaired intestinal motor activity causes recurrent symptoms of intestinal obstruction in the absence of mechanical occlusion, associated with bladder distention without distal obstruction of the urinary tract. MMIHS and prune belly syndrome may overlap in most of the clinical features and discrimination of these two entities is important because the prognosis, management and consulting with parents are completely different. MMIHS outcome is very poor and in this article we present two neonates with MMIHS that both died in a few days. PMID:23729700

  16. INFANTS’ INTESTINAL COLICS. MODERN DATA

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    N.I. Ursova

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes modern data on infants’ intestinal colics. Peculiarities of nutrition, intestinal microbiocenose in healthy infants, methods of colcs’ correction are discussed. Author describes the principles of probiotics choice based on their clinical effectiveness in infants. Milk formula «Nan Comfort» can be useful in prophylaxis and treatment of functional disorders of gastrointestinal tract in children.Key words: infants, gastrointestinal tract, anatomy, physiology, intestinal colics, nutrition, probiotics.(Voprosy sovremennoi pediatrii — Current Pediatrics. 2011; 10 (2: 125–131

  17. PROYECTOS FORESTALES DE MECANISMO DE DESARROLLO LIMPIO EN COLOMBIA: UNA MIRADA DESDE EL DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE LOCAL

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    JAVIER SABOGAL AGUILAR

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación evaluó dos proyectos forestales colombianos de Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio para analizar los beneficios aportados al desarrollo sostenible local en cada caso. Se comparó el uso del suelo para ganadería extensiva, como uso más probable en ausencia de desarrollo de proyectos alternativos, versus el establecimiento de plantaciones forestales. Para ello, se realizóuna evaluación multicriterio con líderes de grupos de interés de orden local ligados a los dos casosde estudio (Cuenca del río Chinchiná - PROCUENCA y Captura de Carbono y Agroforestería del Valle de San Nicolás. Este estudio, permitió concluir que estos proyectos han contribuido al desarrollo sostenible local de áreas rurales dado que fomentaron el desarrollo del potencial forestal, generaron conocimientos valiosos en gestión ambiental y su ejecución tuvo en cuenta múltiples actores locales. No obstante, se identificaron necesidades técnicas, de participación y organización local para lograr aportes efectivos.

  18. MECANISMOS DE SALIDA DE PARÁSITOS INTRACELULARES DE SU CÉLULA HOSPEDERA

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    María Elisa Forero Vivas

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Algunos parásitos intracelulares durante la infección en hospederos vertebrados se localizan al interior de sus células hospederas en un compartimiento intracelular rodeado por membrana denominado vacuola parasitófora. Para el sostenimiento e incremento de las infecciones causadas por estos parásitos es necesario que se dé un evento de liberación de las formas infectivas, para que estas reinicien la infección en nuevas células. Para dicho modelo de liberación se han planteado dos mecanismos básicos: (1 la salida se da por eventos de ruptura de la membrana de la vacuola parasitófora (MVP y de la membrana plasmática de la célula hospedera y/o (2 la salida se da por un proceso de fusión entre la MVP y la membrana de la célula hospedera, de forma que la luz de la VP y el espacio extracelular se hacen continuos, permitiendo la liberación del parásito. En esta revisión se presenta evidencia que apoya estos modelos en bacterias y protozoarios intracelulares obligatorios, con especial énfasis en la salida de Leishmania.

  19. MECANISMO DE GELATINIZACIÓN DEL ALMIDÓN NATIVO DE BANANO EXPORTABLE DEL ECUADOR

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    Omar Martínez

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo fundamental estudiar el mecanismo de gelatinización del almidón nativo de banano de la especie Musa sapientum L. exportable del Ecuador. Se estudiaron las variedades Cavendish, Filipino, Valery y Orito, y a su vez, se estudió su potencial para ser añadido en alimentos que demanden características tecnológicas funcionales deseables como agentes espesantes, gelificantes y estabilizantes. También se determinó el tamaño, la forma de gránulos de almidón, temperatura de gelatinización y viscosidad máxima; obteniéndose los siguientes valores: de 25 a 35 μm; 77,7 a 80 °C y de 259 a 270 UB, respectivamente. Según los resultados obtenidos, el almidón nativo de banano de las variedades estudiadas, puede ser incorporado en la elaboración de alimentos que demanden  las características mencionadas.

  20. Mecanismo de rotura de las rocas en el cuele en cuña

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    Gilberto Sargentón-Romero

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Los avances logrados en la física de la explosión y de la fragmentación de rocas y en general en las ciencias mineras aun no permiten modelar teóricamente con precisión el proceso de arranque de las rocas. El diseño de las voladuras y de los cueles al excavar obras subterráneas se ha basado fundamentalmente en la experiencia productiva y la generalización de los resultados alcanzados. Los valores de los criterios de efectividad que se alcanzan con estos diseños son insuficientes por lo que es necesario aplicar métodos más efectivos para resolver este problema. La investigación realizada parte de la concepción de modelar teóricamente el proceso de arranque de las rocas para la excavación de obras subterráneas y mediante voladuras experimentales realizar las correcciones pertinentes, descubrir las regularidades que rigen el mecanismos de rotura de las rocas en los cueles de cuña y establecer las formulas empíricas o semi empíricas para el diseño de los mismos

  1. Mecanismos de señalización celular que median la tolerancia inmunitaria

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    Ana Maria Blasini

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La tolerancia inmunitaria es la capacidad del sistema inmunitario de no responder a un antígeno al cual ha estado expuesto previamente. Un conjunto de mecanismos a nivel central y a nivel periférico garantizan que los linfocitos, al encontrar ciertos antígenos, se inactiven o sean eliminados. El sistema inmunitario mantiene un delicado balance entre la tolerancia dirigida por sus antígenos propios y la inmunidad desencadenada por patógenos. La falta de respuesta conduce a estados de inmunodeficiencia mientras que un exceso de respuesta, o una respuesta inapropiada, resulta en condiciones patofisiológicas como la autoinmunidad. La regulación de la autotolerancia dentro del repertorio de los linfocitos T se ejerce a dos niveles. Primero, el desarrollo y selección de linfocitos T en el timo desplaza el repertorio en contra de la autoreactividad (tolerancia central. En segundo lugar, los linfocitos T maduros sufren un segundo proceso de selección por deleción o por anergia, en órganos linfoides y no linfoides (tolerancia periférica. Además, los linfocitos T reguladores pueden suprimir la activación de aquellos linfocitos T autoreactivos que escapan de la mencionada selección.

  2. Religiosidade e espiritualidade: mecanismos de influência positiva sobre a vida e tratamento do alcoolista

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    Sonia Regina Zerbetto

    Full Text Available Resumo Objetivo: Identificar mecanismos de influência positiva da religiosidade e espiritualidade na vida e tratamento, na perspectiva de alcoolistas. Métodos: Estudo qualitativo, exploratório realizado no Centro de Atenção Psicossocial-Álcool e drogas do interior paulista. Realizada entrevista semiestruturada com oito dependentes de álcool. Os dados foram analisados por meio da técnica de análise de conteúdo. Resultados: Na percepção dos entrevistados, a religiosidade e espiritualidade influenciam positivamente o conforto de pessoas em abstinência; a ter força interior para cuidar da saúde; promove mudança de hábito, rotina e comportamento; serve como apoio complementar ao tratamento e fortalece exercícios diários de oração. Conclusão: Os alcoolistas reconhecem a influência positiva da religiosidade e espiritualidade, ajudando-os no processo de enfrentamento dos desafios diários da vida e do tratamento. Profissionais de saúde precisam estar aptos a utilizar tais temas no cotidiano do cuidado como recursos motivacionais.

  3. Mecanismo regulador de la glicemia: trabajos de la Sociedad de Estudios de Patología

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    E. Gómez Pinzón

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    Full Text Available La alimentación suministra al organismo, ya bajo forma de azúcares o sustancias amiláceas, ya bajo forma de proteínas y tal vez de grasas, cantidades de glucosa muy variables; pero si se estudia en el organismo normal la cantidad de dicha sustancia presente en la sangre se halla constante o que oxila entre límites definidos. Existe, pues, un mecanismo regulador de la glicemia, suceptible de perturbaciones en ciertos estados patológicos, en el cual toman parte activa diversos órganos y de manera principal ciertas glándulas endocríneas por sus productos de secreción; es éste el punto que ensayamos analizar en el presente estudio tomando al respecto como bases las nociones clásicas y las últimas comprobaciones de laboratorio hechas por varios experimentadores: La Barre, Mc Cormick, la señorita O'Brien, Baldés y Silbersrein, entre otros muchos.

  4. Aspectos relacionados à ocorrência e mecanismo de ação de fumonisinas

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    Pozzi Claudia Rodrigues

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available As fumonisinas são micotoxinas produzidas por fungos do gênero Fusarium, um dos principais fitopatógenos de grãos de milho. Isoladas em 1988, a partir de amostras de milho mofado proveniente de região com alta incidência de câncer do esôfago na África, foram relacionadas à ocorrência de leucoencefalomalácia eqüina e hidrotórax e edema pulmonar suíno, e outras patologias animais. A presente revisão aborda aspectos da ocorrência natural das fumonisinas em grãos de milho, características físico-química das moléculas e efeitos toxicológicos em eqüinos, suínos, aves e bovinos, além do provável mecanismo de ação das micotoxinas.

  5. Fusiones y adquisiciones: mecanismos de internacionalización de bancos latinoamericanos

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    Julie Janeth Bertel Chadid

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    Full Text Available Desde los años noventa, a nivel global, se han registrado un número elevado de fusiones y adquisiciones (en adelante M&As en el mundo financiero cuyo objetivo es apalancar el crecimiento internacional del sector. Como la banca latinoamericana no ha sido la excepción, hemos examinado si las M&As son mecanismos de internacionalización empleados por los bancos latinoamericanos; para ello, escogimos como casos de estudio el principal banco de Brasil, el de Colombia y el de Perú, observando el comportamiento del indicador y dimensionando el grado de internacionalización, durante el período 1990-2014. Aplicamos varias metodologías de medición a fin de no dejar por fuera aspectos importantes de la internacionalización. Los resultados del estudio presentan evidencia del uso de las M&As por los bancos latinoamericanos como estrategias de internacionalización para llegar a nuevos mercados.

  6. Mecanismos de resposta imune às infecções Immune response mechanisms to infections

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    Paulo R. L. Machado

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento dos principais mecanismos de defesa imune contra os diversos agentes infecciosos permite a compreensão da patogênese das doenças infectoparasitárias e das várias estratégias do hospedeiro e do parasita. O sistema imunológico atua numa rede de cooperação, envolvendo a participação de muitos componentes estruturais, moleculares e celulares. Nesse cenário encontra-se o delicado equilíbrio entre a saúde e a doença, em que tanto a deficiência quanto o exagero resultam em dano tecidual. Este artigo explora esses aspectos e algumas abordagens terapêuticas que surgem desse entendimento.Knowledge acquired about the main immune mechanisms protecting against various infectious agents leads to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of infectious/parasitic diseases and of various strategies specific to the host and parasite. The immune system performs along a cooperation network, which involves the participation of several structural, molecular and cellular components. The fine balance between health and disease is found in this scenario, in which deficiency as much as excess may result in tissue damage. This article explores such aspects and a number of therapies arising from the knowledge acquired.

  7. MECANISMOS DE GERAÇÃO DE EMPREENDIMENTOS: AS ACELERADORAS DE START-UPS NO BRASIL

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    Amanda Luiza Soares Silva

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    Full Text Available Aceleradoras de Start-ups são consideradas mecanismos de geração de empreendimentos. O objetivo geral do estudo é caracterizar as aceleradoras participantes do Programa Nacional de Aceleração de Start-ups – Start-up Brasil. Os principais resultados obtidos foram: perfil das start-ups selecionadas pelas aceleradoras, start-ups em áreas como educação, Tecnologia da Informação e Comunicação – TIC, saúde, economia criativa, entre outras; informações sobre a aceleradora, tais como locais de aceleração (Brasil, Estados Unidos da América – EUA e Suécia e quantidade de start-ups entre 3 e 130 em diversos estágios (pré-aceleradas, em aceleração, aceleradas e no portfólio; o investimento por start-up pode variar entre R$20.000,00 e R$3.000.000,00 e a participação acionária de 1%-40%, dependendo da aceleradora e de seus investidores internos e externos; e, as metodologias de aceleração possuem aspectos como mentoria, visitas técnicas em outros países, eventos, acesso a capital, networking e gestão de portfólios.

  8. A jurisdição constitucional como mecanismo de realização do sistema dos Direitos Fundamentais

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    Maria Fernanda de Lima Moura

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    Full Text Available A jurisdição constitucional como o advento da Constituição Republicana de 1988 tornou-se um mecanismo apto a proteger e assegurar a efetividade dos direitos e garantias fundamentais insculpidos no texto constitucional. Assim, o presente ensaio busca reconstruir, de forma sucinta, os principais enfoques que abordam o papel da jurisdição constitucional no atual paradigma procedimentalista. Tal estudo é fruto das discussões inseridas no projeto de iniciação científica abordando a função da jurisdição constitucional, não somente como mecanismo de preservação da supremacia constitucional, mas precipuamente, sua relação com o sistema de direitos e garantias fundamentais.

  9. Agressividade na condução e mecanismos de defesa em condutores infractores : perspectiva psicodinâmica

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    Tese de mestrado, Psicologia (Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde - Núcleo de Psicologia Clínica Dinâmica), Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, 2009 Esta investigação teve como objectivo estudar a comparação entre a agressividade na condução e os mecanismos de defesa em condutores infractores. Para tal, recorreu-se a uma medida de auto-relato da agressividade na condução (DDDI) e a um inventário de mecanismos de defesa com uma componente semi-projectiva (DM...

  10. La reforma de los procedimientos especiales del Consejo de Derechos Humanos: ¿Una mejora de los mecanismos extra convencionales?

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    Julia Gifra Durall

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El Consejo de Derechos Humanos creado en 2006 nace con el objetivo de subsanar algunos de los déficit y críticas de su antecesora, la Comisión de Derechos Humanos. Con este fin, incorpora varioselementos nuevos tanto en su posición dentro del organigrama de Naciones Unidas como en su composición y mecanismos de control, también conocidos como mecanismos extra convencionales. En este contexto sobresale la reforma de los procedimientos especiales, sobre todo, a partir de la adopción del Código de Conducta para los titulares de mandatos, relatores y expertos del Consejo de Derechos Humanos. Se trata de valorar estos últimos cambios a la luz de su efectividad e imparcialidad.

  11. Disorders of the Small Intestine

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  12. Defence Mechanisms during Intestinal Infection

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    André Buret

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    Full Text Available This review examines and compares host defence mechanisms during intestinal infection with three types of organisms: a virus, a bacterium and a nematode parasite (ie, transmissible gastroenteritis virus [TGEV], Helicobacter jejuni and Trichinella spiralis. Diarrhea is commonly associated with all of these infections. It appears that T spiralis initiates the most elaborate defence system of the three organisms, involving full range humoral and cellular immunity, as well as mucus hypersecretion, epithelial alterations, altered gut motility and parasite impairment (morphological and physiological. In contrast, intestinal defence against H jejuni and TGEV involves fewer components. The latter seems to initiate the most rudimentary host response. Despite such differences, these mechanisms exhibit many similarities, thus further illustrating the relatively limited repertoire of defence systems that the intestine can mount. The mediators translating the insult of any intestinal pathogen into a common response deserve further investigation.

  13. INTESTINAL INTUSSUSCEPTION DUE TO CONCURRENT ...

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  14. Tolerancia inmunitaria y mecanismos de evasión en la respuesta frente a virus: amigos o enemigos

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    Siham Salmen

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    Full Text Available La tolerancia inmunitaria es coordinada por un grupo de células que en su conjunto se conocen como células reguladoras, dentro de las que se encuentran las células T CD4+ Foxp3+, también conocidas como Treg. Diversas condiciones pueden inducir su disfunción, bien sea por fallas en su producción o activación y en consecuencia el desarrollo de autoinmunidad; o por incremento en su número y actividad, en cuyo caso pueden interferir con los mecanismos efectores proinflamatorios y con la respuesta antígeno específica y en consecuencia al desarrollo de enfermedades neoplásica o a la persistencia de infecciones. Durante las infecciones crónicas la actividad excesiva de las Treg es considerada en varios modelos, como uno de los mecanismos que explican la incapacidad del sistema inmune para eliminar al patógeno. La modulación de las Treg pudiera ser atribuido al patógeno, siendo uno de los mecanismo de evasión y de manipulación de la respuesta inmune a fin de persistir en el hospedador; o al hospedador cuando es inducido como un mecanismo dirigido a tratar de controlar la activación persistente de la respuesta inmune en presencia de una agente infecciosos que no es eliminado adecuadamente, y que a la larga conducen al agotamiento y eliminación clonal reflejado por la excesiva expresión de la proteína de muerte 1 o PD-1 [1,2,3].

  15. Parenteral Nutrition and Intestinal Failure.

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    Severe short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a major cause of chronic (Type 3) intestinal failure (IF) where structural and functional changes contribute to malabsorption and risk of micronutrient deficiencies. Chronic IF may be reversible, depending on anatomy and intestinal adaptation, but most patients require long-term nutritional support, generally in the form of parenteral nutrition (PN). SBS management begins with dietary changes and pharmacologic therapies taking into account individual anatomy and physiology, but these are rarely sufficient to avoid PN. New hormonal therapies targeting intestinal adaptation hold promise. Surgical options for SBS including intestinal transplant are available, but have significant limitations. Home PN (HPN) is therefore the mainstay of treatment for severe SBS. HPN involves chronic administration of macronutrients, micronutrients, fluid, and electrolytes via central venous access in the patient's home. HPN requires careful clinical and biochemical monitoring. Main complications of HPN are related to venous access (infection, thrombosis) and metabolic complications including intestinal failure associated liver disease (IFALD). Although HPN significantly impacts quality of life, outcomes are generally good and survival is mostly determined by the underlying disease. As chronic intestinal failure is a rare disease, registries are a promising strategy for studying HPN patients to improve outcomes.

  16. Globalización capitalista: mecanismos de regulación económica y política

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    William Ortiz Jiménez

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    Full Text Available En el artículo se hace un análisis teórico sobre los mecanismos que inciden en las elecciones de gobierno así como la acción colectiva en redes descentralizadas como vías a partir de las cuales los ciudadanos pueden regular las decisiones políticas y, por medio de estas, las decisiones económicas, en el marco de la globalización capitalista. Los mecanismos en torno a la primera vía son analizados con base en la teoría principal-agente, y los referidos a la segunda, a partir de la teoría de redes sociales. En ambos casos, la dificultad radica en la efectiva aplicación de los dispositivos para el logro de los fines propuestos. Sobre estos mecanismos es posible identificar algunas condiciones necesarias para que la acción política ciudadana adquiera efectividad y poder, las cuales están relacionadas con las nuevas dinámicas sociopolíticas

  17. Haemorrhage and intestinal lymphoma

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    Attilia M. Pizzini

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    Full Text Available Background: The prevalence of coeliac disease is around 1% in general population but this is often unrecognised. The classical presentation of adult coeliac disease is characterized by diarrhoea and malabsorption syndrome, but atypical presentations are probably more common and are characterized by iron deficiency anaemia, weight loss, fatigue, infertility, arthralgia, peripheral neuropathy and osteoporosis. Unusual are the coagulation disorders (prevalence 20% and these are due to vitamin K malabsorption (prolonged prothrombin time. Clinical case: A 64-year-old man was admitted to our Department for an extensive spontaneous haematoma of the right leg. He had a history of a small bowel resection for T-cell lymphoma, with a negative follow-up and he didn’t report any personal or familiar history of bleeding. Laboratory tests showed markedly prolonged prothrombin (PT and partial-thromboplastin time (PTT, corrected by mixing studies, and whereas platelet count and liver tests was normal. A single dose (10 mg of intravenous vitamin K normalized the PT. Several days before the patient had been exposed to a superwarfarin pesticide, but diagnostic tests for brodifacoum, bromadiolone or difenacoum were negative. Diagnosis of multiple vitamin K-dependent coagulationfactor deficiencies (II, VII, IX, X due to intestinal malabsorption was made and coeliac disease was detected. Therefore the previous lymphoma diagnosis might be closely related to coeliac disease. Conclusions: A gluten free diet improves quality of life and restores normal nutritional and biochemical status and protects against these complications.

  18. [Malaria and intestinal protozoa].

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    Rojo-Marcos, Gerardo; Cuadros-González, Juan

    2016-03-01

    Malaria is life threatening and requires urgent diagnosis and treatment. Incidence and mortality are being reduced in endemic areas. Clinical features are unspecific so in imported cases it is vital the history of staying in a malarious area. The first line treatments for Plasmodium falciparum are artemisinin combination therapies, chloroquine in most non-falciparum and intravenous artesunate if any severity criteria. Human infections with intestinal protozoa are distributed worldwide with a high global morbid-mortality. They cause diarrhea and sometimes invasive disease, although most are asymptomatic. In our environment populations at higher risk are children, including adopted abroad, immune-suppressed, travelers, immigrants, people in contact with animals or who engage in oral-anal sex. Diagnostic microscopic examination has low sensitivity improving with antigen detection or molecular methods. Antiparasitic resistances are emerging lately. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier España, S.L.U. y Sociedad Española de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica. All rights reserved.

  19. Adult intestinal failure

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    Davidson, J., E-mail: Jdavidson@doctors.org.u [Salford Royal Hospital, Salford (United Kingdom); Plumb, A.; Burnett, H. [Salford Royal Hospital, Salford (United Kingdom)

    2010-05-15

    Intestinal failure (IF) is the inability of the alimentary tract to digest and absorb sufficient nutrition to maintain normal fluid balance, growth, and health. It commonly arises from disease affecting the mesenteric root. Although severe IF is usually managed in specialized units, it lies at the end of a spectrum with degrees of nutritional compromise being widely encountered, but commonly under-recognized. Furthermore, in the majority of cases, the initial enteric insult occurs in non-specialist IF centres. The aim of this article is to review the common causes of IF, general principles of its management, some commoner complications, and the role of radiology in the approach to a patient with severe IF. The radiologist has a crucial role in helping provide access for feeding solutions (both enteral and parenteral) and controlling sepsis (via drainage of collections) in an initial restorative phase of treatment, whilst simultaneously mapping bowel anatomy and quality, and searching for disease complications to assist the clinicians in planning a later, restorative phase of therapy.

  20. [Intestinal failure: from adaptation to transplantation].

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    Messing, B; Corcos, O; Amiot, A; Joly, F

    2009-01-01

    Optimised Home Parenteral Nutrition is still, after 35 years of progress, the of benign but chronic Intestinal Failure. A better recognition of chronic Intestinal Failure, in its multiple facets, is warranted for a better approach of associated treatment to Home Parenteral Nutrition, i.e., intestinal trophic factors (growth hormone, Glucagon Like Peptide-2), rehabilitative surgery (reestablishment of colonic continuity, reverse jejunal segment in severe short gut type II) and/or reconstructive surgery (intestinal transplantation for end stage intestinal failure patients). Boundaries of permanent, judged irreversible, intestinal failure will be certainly modified in the following years by combining the various and effective therapies which optimise management by ameliorating absorption of the remnant short gut. The work done on short bowel syndrome in the past 20 years should be done in the next years for chronic-intestinal - pseudo-obstruction patients presenting with intestinal failure on a large European scale because chronic-intestinal - pseudo-obstruction is a group of heterogeneous but rare intestinal diseases. Intestinal transplantation is now a mature therapy with formal indication especially in case of Home Parenteral Nutrition failure (mainly Home Parenteral Nutrition-associated severe liver disease) where combined Liver-intestine transplantation is indicated before end-stage liver failure occurs. For high-risk patients, "preemptive" indication for intestinal transplantation alone will be discussed before home parenteral nutrition complications occur. No doubt that, for improving overall outcome in intestinal failure patients, reference centres should have in expert hands the whole spectrum of medicosurgical therapies for intestinal failure.

  1. [Interaction between humans and intestinal bacteria as a determinant for intestinal health : intestinal microbiome and inflammatory bowel diseases].

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    Haller, Dirk; Hörmannsperger, G

    2015-02-01

    Recent scientific results underline the importance of the intestinal microbiome, the totality of all intestinal microbes and their genes, for the health of the host organism. The intestinal microbiome can therefore be considered as a kind of "external organ". It has been shown that the intestinal microbiota is a complex and dynamic ecosystem that influences host immunity and metabolism beyond the intestine. The composition and functionality of the intestinal microbiota is of major importance for the development and maintenance of intestinal functions. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are characterized by dysregulated interactions between the host and its microbiota.The present contribution summarizes current knowledge of the composition and development of the intestinal microbiome and gives an overview of the bidirectional interaction between host and microbiota. The contribution informs about insights regarding the role of the intestinal microbiota in IBD and finally discusses the protective potential of microbial therapies in the context of IBD.

  2. Ductilidad en caliente y mecanismos de fractura de un acero de construcción

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    examinaron mediante microscopía electrónica de barrido para determinar los mecanismos de fragilización que pudieran estar actuando. La ductilidad fue menor para el acero con elementos residuales e impurezas. Adicionalmente, la baja ductilidad se extendió a un intervalo más amplio de temperaturas que en el acero de laboratorio. Además, las factografías mostraron un cambio en los mecanismos de daño en función del acero, a igualdad de temperatura.

  3. Mecanismo de la formación de compuestos de manganeso en electrolitos ácidos

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    Full Text Available The formation mechanism of manganese compounds in acidic electrolytes (180 g/l of H2SO4 was studied by potentiostatic experiments at 50 ºC. In the oxide layer on a PbCaSn anode, amorphous MnOOH was formed. XRD showed that anodic slimes collected from the cell bottom after 3 h was made up of: g-MnO2 and e-MnO2. It was proved that the e type oxide was formed by an electrochemical process and the g type oxide was formed by a pure chemical precipitation, the last one depends on the MnO4- concentration in the electrolyte. The electrochemical formation of MnOOH only depends on the concentration of Mn3+ in the electrolyte, and this amorphous compound is the intermediate specie for generating e-MnO2. Fe2+, in the presence of Mn2+, inhibited the formation of both MnO2 oxides, and in the anode interfase reduces PbO2 to PbSO4, that repots in the anodic slime. Furthermore, the presence of ferrous ion resulted in a better distribution of the manganese compounds and originates PbSO4 precipitates, which report on the slime

    Se estudió el mecanismo de formación de compuestos de manganeso en electrolitos ácidos (180 g/l H2SO4 a 50 ºC, mediante experimentos potenciostáticos a un potencial constante de 2 V/ENH. En la capa de óxidos, sobre un ánodo de PbCaSn, se forma el compuesto amorfo MnOOH. Se encontró mediante DRX que la “borra anódica”, recolectada después de 3 h del fondo de la celda, estaba constituida, principalmente, por: g-MnO2 y e-MnO2. Se determinó que la variedad e es de origen electroquímico, en tanto que la variedad g se debe a precipitación química y que dependen de la concentración de MnO4- en el electrolito. La formación electroquímica de MnOOH, depende sólo de la existencia de la especie Mn3+ en el electrolito y este

  4. Mecanismos de rabdomiólise com as estatinas Mechanisms of rhabdomyolysis with statins

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    Maria Eliane Campos Magalhães

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available A rabdomiólise é incomum, mas é o efeito adverso mais sério observado na terapia hipolipemiante com estatinas. A ocorrência de rabdomiólise fatal reportada nos Estados Unidos desde a introdução das estatinas no mercado, na década de 1980, foi muito rara (0,15 casos por milhão de pacientes tratados por ano. Entretanto, a miopatia, definida como: sintomas musculares associados com elevações da CK; é muito mais comum (1%-5%. Os mecanismos de miopatia mediada por estatinas não estão totalmente compreendidos. Várias hipóteses têm sido propostas: diminuição dos níveis celulares de isoprenóides e ubiquinona, incremento de apoptose, mudanças nos canais de cloro diminuindo a hiperpolarização da membrana celular e alterações da permeabilidade da membrana celular. Interação com outras drogas, e alterações metabólicas pré-existentes podem predispor a miopatia.Rhabdomyolysis is uncommon, but is a serious side-effect observed following statin use. The occurrence of fatal rhabdomyolysis reported in the USA since the introduction of statins in the market in the late eighties was very rare (0,15 cases per million patients treated per year. However, myopathy, defined as muscle symptoms associated with CK elevation is much more common (1-5%. Mechanism of statin-induced myopathy is not fully understood. Several hypotheses have been proposed: decreased cellular levels of isoprenoids and ubiquinone, increased rates of apoptosis, changes in chloride channels impairing cell-membrane hyperpolarization, and changes in the cell-membrane permeability. Interactions with other drugs, and preexisting metabolic alterations may predispose to myopathy.

  5. VIABILIDAD Y CUESTIONES CONTABLES DE LOS PROYECTOS DE MECANISMO DE DESARROLLO LIMPIO EN ARGENTINA

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    Fronti, Luisa

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de la investigación es determinar la situación actual y las perspectivas que se presentan en Argentina en 2011 para los diferentes stakeholders en relación al desarrollo, ejecución e implementación de los proyectos de mecanismo de desarrollo limpio (MDL en el marco del Protocolo de Kioto; con énfasis en el análisis de las cuestiones contables. En la investigación argentina se efectúa un análisis de las cuestiones contables en debate y -tomando como antecedente el estudio brasileño mencionado- se ha encuestado y entrevistado a stakeholders pertenecientes a organismos gubernamentales, organismos profesionales contables como los consejos profesionales en ciencias económicas de distintas jurisdicciones, académicos, consultores y empresas que abordan o planean abordar proyectos MDL en relación a cuestiones generales como su opinión con respecto a potenciales regulaciones provenientes de organismos de la profesión contable y/o gubernamentales y la motivación de las empresas y cuestiones contables de los proyectos MDL tales como los momentos de reconocimiento de las partidas contables y las diferentes formas de reconocimiento de las mismas. Los resultados demostraron que el conocimiento sobre el tema de los grupos interesados es inicial pero que es posible un incremento importante en el futuro, acompañado del desarrollo en Argentina de este tipo de proyectos.

  6. Mecanismos de desgaste en refractarios de colada continua asociados al efecto Marangoni

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    Full Text Available Nozzle wear during continuous casting process is caused by physical and chemical reasons and also by refractory quality. A post mortem study on a sample of Al2O3 - graphite nozzle with a ZrO2 insert allows to identify the present wear mechanisms. Different cyclic stages are carried out due to recurrent changes of interfacial tension and fluid convection. When the surface tension promote the refractory wetting by the steel, graphite of the nozzle surface is lost. Then, grains of ZrO2 and of Al2O3 are dissolved by slag contact. This type of wear is associated with the Marangoni effect. Light and electronic microscopy was used to observe the refractory structure and by a cathodoluminiscence technique phases transformations under process conditions are determined.

    Las buzas sumergidas se erosionan durante el proceso de la colada continua, debido a causas físicas, químicas y a la calidad del refractario. El estudio post mortem de una buza de Al2O3 -grafito con inserto de ZrO2 permite identificar los mecanismos de desgaste presentes, que ocurren por etapas debido a cambios cíclicos de tensión interfacial y convección de fluidos. Cuando la tensión superficial favorece la mojabilidad del refractario por el acero, la buza pierde grafito de la superficie. Luego, los granos de ZrO2 y de Al2O3 se disuelven al ser mojados por la escoria. Este desgaste está asociado al efecto Marangoni. Se observa la microestructura mediante microscopía óptica y electrónica y, por catodoluminiscencia, se determinan las transformaciones de fases ocurridas en condiciones de proceso.

  7. Mecanismos argumentativos en las cartas al director: La interrogación retórica

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    Joan Gabriel Burguera Serra

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} El objetivo de este artículo se centra en la descripción de la funcionalidad pragmática de la interrogación retórica en las cartas al director. El punto de partida radica en entender las cartas al director como textos con finalidades comunicativas relacionadas con el asentamiento de actos de habla de queja o desaprobación y aceptar, en consecuencia, que el potencial argumentativo que subyace a las interrogaciones retóricas comporta la idoneidad de las mismas en el marco textual indicado. En último término, se proponen unos mecanismos descriptivos básicos para evidenciar las correspondencias entre estructura formal e interpretación retórica de enunciados interrogativos.

  8. Mecanismos sociales de coordinación en el Sistema Español de Trasplantes

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    Carmen De Pablos Heredero

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    Full Text Available El proceso de donación de órganos es complejo y demanda de un conjunto de recursos muy especializados e interconectados que operan con altas restricciones de tiempos. El presente trabajo analiza desde las perspectivas organizativas y sociales el Sistema Nacional de Trasplantes. Por medio de una metodología cualitativa basada en el desarrollo de un análisis Delphi, se presenta y describe el complejo sistema de donación de órganos, a continuación se analizan los factores de éxito del sistema de gestión. Se muestra como los mecanismos de coordinación intrahospitalarios, que promueven los hospitales, así como los extra hospitalarios que facilita la Organización Nacional de Trasplantes, posibilitan la colaboración y el consenso que se requieren para conseguir los resultados exitosos que hacen del modelo español un referente mundial. Los resultados apuntan que se dan un conjunto de elementos de gestión que constituyen factores críticos de éxito en el sistema, como las competencias de coordinación que desarrollan por un lado la Organización de Trasplantes y por otro los coordinadores hospitalarios en materia de donación de órganos, factores como la formación a los especialistas, la sensibilización hacia la importancia de la donación, la gestión y el control de la información y la dualidad en el perfil de los coordinadores constituyen los pilares básicos de este sistema excelente.

  9. La escritura en el archivo. Mecanismo de dominio y control en El Nuevo Reino de Granada

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    Alfonso Rubio Hernández

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo explora la “escritura pública” y su archivo, en relación con los ejercicios de dominación y control sociales. En la primera parte, se constata el carácter ágrafo de las lenguas indígenas en la delimitación político-administrativa antes de la Conquista, y se muestra cómo la transmisión oral era el instrumento socializante y culturizante del indígena. En la segunda parte, se evidencia que en la ciudad americana colonial tanto el documento escrito como su archivo fue el instrumento para extender el dominio administrativo e ideológico del imperio español, para enlazar el Viejo Mundo con el Nuevo y preservar su dominio; se plantea así mismo que la alfabetización del indígena, en tanto política educativa y religiosa del conquistador, suponía un medio más de control burocrático. Concluye que los documentos públicos, además de ser mecanismos de control y dominación del imperio español hacia las colonias, fue un recurso básico para la afirmación y defensa de la posición y parcela de poder del Concejo ante los diversos grupos sociales y frente a otras posibles instituciones ubicadas en el centro de la vida pública de la ciudad colonial.

  10. AS MÁSCARAS DA POBREZA: O CRACK COMO MECANISMO DE EXCLUSÃO SOCIAL

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    Manoel de Lima Acioli Neto

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse estudo foi analisar as representações sociais das drogas e seus usuários na legislação brasileira sobre drogas, a partir dos marcadores “crack” e “pobreza”. O perfil dos usuários de crack com consumo frequente no Brasil é de homens, solteiros, negros, com cerca de 30 anos, baixa escolaridade e desempregado. Aproximadamente, 40% vivem em situação de rua, em extrema privação social, embora essa condição não seja advinda do consumo. Diante dessa realidade, analisou-se o modo como a legislação sobre drogas se posiciona sobre o assunto. Para isso, realizou-se uma análise temática de conteúdo dos documentos que compõem a legislação, investigando como representam as drogas e seus usuários. Os resultados apontam que, apesar do quadro de exclusão social dos usuários, a legislação tem foco maior na repressão. Existe um direcionamento ao combate às drogas e uma interdição ao seu consumo. Nesse sentido, o racismo de estado opera como um mecanismo de exclusão velado às camadas socioeconômicas pobres e o crack parece dizer respeito ao maquiamento da pobreza em uma máscara possível de ser rejeitada publicamente.

  11. Mecanismos de abertura do sulco e da adubação nitrogenada em arroz de terras altas

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    Vagner do Nascimento

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    Full Text Available A cultura do arroz adapta-se pouco ao sistema plantio direto (SPD em razão da maior compactação da camada superficial do solo, devido ao intenso tráfego de máquinas e não mobilização do solo. Nesse caso, o mecanismo utilizado na semeadora para a abertura dos sulcos com a finalidade de deposição do adubo pode ter grande importância para facilitar a penetração das raízes e aumentar a porosidade do solo. Diante disso, propôs-se este estudo com o objetivo de avaliar o desenvolvimento e a produtividade do arroz de terras altas em sistema plantio direto, em razão de mecanismos de distribuição do adubo na semeadura e de doses de N em cobertura, em Selvíria, Mato Grosso do Sul. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos casualizados, utilizando-se um esquema fatorial 2 x 6, constituído por mecanismos de distribuição do adubo (haste escarificadora e disco duplo e de doses de N em cobertura (0, 25, 50, 75, 100 e 125 kg ha-1, com quatro repetições. Concluiu-se que os mecanismos de distribuição do fertilizante não interferiram na produtividade de grãos do arroz de terras altas; o mecanismo do tipo haste escarificadora promoveu maior altura de plantas e maior número de grãos cheios nos dois anos de cultivo; a aplicação de nitrogênio em cobertura interferiu em algumas características agronômicas, produtivas e em componentes de rendimento de engenho; a produtividade do arroz aumentou até a dose de 69 kg ha-1 de N, no primeiro ano de cultivo.

  12. Efeito de dieta rica em carboidratos refinados e da microbiota intestinal na resposta inflamatória pósprandial

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    Débora Fernandes Rodrigues

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    Nos últimos anos, pesquisas têm sido realizadas com o intuito de entender os mecanismos pelos quais doenças crônicas com inflamação subclínica se desenvolvem. Estudos recentes sugerem que a resposta inflamatória se inicia no estado pós-prandial e que os nutrientes ingeridos, em especial os carboidratos refinados, podem influenciar no desencadeamento desse evento. Além disso, destaque especial tem sido dado à microbiota intestinal, uma vez que pesquisas demonstram que ela exerce papel importan...

  13. Intestinal circulation during inhalation anesthesia

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    Tverskoy, M.; Gelman, S.; Fowler, K.C.; Bradley, E.L.

    1985-01-01

    This study was designed to evaluate the influence of inhalational agents on the intestinal circulation in an isolated loop preparation. Sixty dogs were studied, using three intestinal segments from each dog. Selected intestinal segments were pumped with aortic blood at a constant pressure of 100 mmHg. A mixture of 86 Rb and 9-microns spheres labeled with 141 Ce was injected into the arterial cannula supplying the intestinal loop, while mesenteric venous blood was collected for activity counting. A very strong and significant correlation was found between rubidium clearance and microsphere entrapment (r = 0.97, P less than 0.0001). Nitrous oxide anesthesia was accompanied by a higher vascular resistance (VR), lower flow (F), rubidium clearance (Cl-Rb), and microspheres entrapment (Cl-Sph) than pentobarbital anesthesia, indicating that the vascular bed in the intestinal segment was constricted and flow (total and nutritive) decreased. Halothane, enflurane, and isoflurane anesthesia were accompanied by a much lower arteriovenous oxygen content difference (AVDO 2 ) and oxygen uptake than pentobarbital or nitrous oxide. Compared with pentobarbital, enflurane anesthesia was not accompanied by marked differences in VR, F, Cl-Rb, and Cl-Sph; halothane at 2 MAC decreased VR and increased F and Cl-Rb while isoflurane increased VR and decreased F. alpha-Adrenoceptor blockade with phentolamine (1 mg . kg-1) abolished isoflurane-induced vasoconstriction, suggesting that the increase in VR was mediated via circulating catecholamines

  14. Modeling intestinal disorders using zebrafish.

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    Zhao, X; Pack, M

    2017-01-01

    Although the zebrafish was initially developed as a model system to study embryonic development, it has gained increasing attention as an advantageous system to investigate human diseases, including intestinal disorders. Zebrafish embryos develop rapidly, and their digestive system is fully functional and visible by 5days post fertilization. There is a large degree of homology between the intestine of zebrafish and higher vertebrate organisms in terms of its cellular composition and function as both a digestive and immune organ. Furthermore, molecular pathways regulating injury and immune responses are highly conserved. In this chapter, we provide an overview of studies addressing developmental and physiological processes relevant to human intestinal disease. These studies include those related to congenital disorders, host-microbiota interactions, inflammatory diseases, motility disorders, and intestinal cancer. We also highlight the utility of zebrafish to functionally validate candidate genes identified through mutational analyses and genome-wide association studies, and discuss methodologies to investigate the intestinal biology that are unique to zebrafish. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Isotopic identification of intestinal strangulation

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    Anderson, M.C.; Selby, J.B.

    1982-01-01

    A small series of eleven dogs prepared with a strangulating segment of jejunum demonstrated that a radionuclide, 99 mTc-labelled albumin, concentrates in the lumen and bowel wall of the affected intestinal segment. Modern scanning equipment accurately localized the strangulating loop. This technique has the potential of identifying patients with intestinal obstruction, in whom strangulation is a factor, prior to the development of impaired arterial inflow and frank gangrene. These findings confirmed earlier obstructions that were reported when nuclear scanning instrumentation was less sophisticated. Identification of patients at risk for intestinal strangulation requires a high index of suspicion. Excruciating cramping abdominal pain out of proportion to physical findings, roentgenogram evidence, and laboratory studies should alert the physician to the possibility of intestinal ischemia and closed loop obstruction. Radionuclide scanning in such cases may be of assistance in defining or excluding the diagnosis of a strangulating mechanism. The test is simple, relatively economical, and represents a low risk procedure to patients. It would have no place when the classic physical and laboratory findings of intestinal infarction are present

  16. Isotopic identification of intestinal strangulation

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    Anderson, M.C.; Selby, J.B.

    1982-12-01

    A small series of eleven dogs prepared with a strangulating segment of jejunum demonstrated that a radionuclide, /sup 99/mTc-labelled albumin, concentrates in the lumen and bowel wall of the affected intestinal segment. Modern scanning equipment accurately localized the strangulating loop. This technique has the potential of identifying patients with intestinal obstruction, in whom strangulation is a factor, prior to the development of impaired arterial inflow and frank gangrene. These findings confirmed earlier obstructions that were reported when nuclear scanning instrumentation was less sophisticated. Identification of patients at risk for intestinal strangulation requires a high index of suspicion. Excruciating cramping abdominal pain out of proportion to physical findings, roentgenogram evidence, and laboratory studies should alert the physician to the possibility of intestinal ischemia and closed loop obstruction. Radionuclide scanning in such cases may be of assistance in defining or excluding the diagnosis of a strangulating mechanism. The test is simple, relatively economical, and represents a low risk procedure to patients. It would have no place when the classic physical and laboratory findings of intestinal infarction are present.

  17. As múltiplas sintaxes dos mecanismos de busca no ciberespaço Las múltiples sintaxis de los mecanismos de búsqueda en el ciberespacio

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    Silvana Drumond Monteiro

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available No período pós-moderno as máquinas estão organizando o conhecimento por meio dos mecanismos de busca. Para discutir e conhecer melhor essa realidade, o artigo propõe uma tipologia para os mecanismos de busca, visando a ilustrar as múltiplas sintaxes de organização e busca do conhecimento e informação no ciberespaço. Dessa forma, apresenta as categorias de classificação: anatomia, que são os processos básicos de funcionamento desses buscadores, ou seja, crawling, indexing e searching; a forma geral de indexação ou organização, que são os diretórios, programas, metabuscadores e híbridos; a ordenação e apresentação dos resultados, que refletem as múltiplas sintaxes; e o paradigma semiótico, que ilustra a multiplicidade semiótica dos mecanismos de busca. A partir dessa tipologia, os buscadores são exemplificados e discutidos, abarcando esse cenário de múltiplas sintaxes de indexação e busca da informação e conhecimento no ciberespaço e ao mesmo tempo construindo uma ontologia desse objeto. O ciberespaço sempre terá e trará o problema da taxonomia do conhecimento e da multiplicidade dos signos, seja em sua representação ou organização.

  18. Mecanismos de fractura a alta temperatura en aceros eléctricos no-orientados

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    García-Sánchez, E. O.

    2007-08-01

    ductilidad observada está asociada con un mecanismo de agrietamiento intergranular favorecido por el inicio de la transformación de la austenita y la precipitación de AlN en límites de grano.

  19. O discurso televisivo: o mecanismo da participação ideológica

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    João Baptista Campanholi

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Nota-se, cada vez mais, que os programas instrutivos e educativos produzidos pela TV Educativa se valem das formas discursivas presentes na chamada TV Comercial e que constituem os diversos gêneros, tais quais: a Telenovela, a Reportagem, o Telejornal, os Jogos Televisivos, os “Shows”, etc. No presente artigo, o autor desenvolve uma análise da estrutura discursiva da televisão, evidenciando o fenômeno do mecanismo de participação ideológica, sem a qual é impossível a compreensão e o consumo de qualquer modalidade de discurso, sejam eles: educativos, instrucionais, informativos, dramáticos, etc. Configurando-se que tal participação ideológica é anterior a qualquer outra forma de participação, seja ela psicológica ou política, o autor demonstra que o efeito de Reconhecimento/ Desconhecimento, produto e efeito do discurso ideológico (e da própria ideologia, é o elemento fundamental e indutor que leva o telespectador a se relacionar, de forma inconsciente e conivente, com o discurso televisivo, condição “sine qua non” para seu consumo. Evidencia, também, que tal processo de Reconhecimento/ Desconhecimento e de conivência se opera através da presença, nesses discursos (aliás, como em qualquer outro, de um triplo efeito resultante da narração discursiva, que, ao ser produzido, se nega como tal, dando ao discurso uma aparência de naturalidade, espontaneidade e universalidade, atributos próprios da ideologia. Desta forma, no presente artigo, exemplificando com os discursos a Telenovela e o Telejornal, o autor demonstra como pela narração televisiva, de qualquer gênero e independentemente do conteúdo expresso pelos discursos e da consciência de seus autores e de seus consumidores, é relançada, através da forma do “Personagem/ pessoa”, a imagem/ ideia do “indivíduo/ Sujeito”, alicerce da ideologia dominante.

  20. Mecanismos básicos da encefalopatia urêmica Mechanisms underlying uremic encephalopathy

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    Giselli Scaini

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Em pacientes com insuficiência renal, a encefalopatia é um problema comum que pode ser provocado pela uremia, deficiência de tiamina, diálise, rejeição de transplante, hipertensão, desequilíbrios hidroeletrolíticos e toxicidades medicamentosas. Em geral a encefalopatia se apresenta como um complexo de sintomas que progride de uma leve obnubilação sensitiva até delírio e coma. Esta revisão discute questões importantes com relação aos mecanismos de base da fisiopatologia da encefalopatia urêmica. A fisiopatologia da encefalopatia urêmica é até hoje incerta, mas postula-se o envolvimento de diversos fatores; trata-se de um processo complexo e provavelmente multifatorial. Distúrbios hormonais, estresse oxidativo, acúmulo de metabólitos, desequilíbrio entre os neurotransmissores excitatórios e inibitórios, e distúrbio do metabolismo intermediário foram identificados como fatores contribuintes. A despeito do progresso continuado na terapêutica, a maior parte das complicações neurológicas da uremia, como a encefalopatia urêmica, não respondem plenamente à diálise e muitas delas são desencadeadas ou agravadas pela diálise ou transplante renal. Por outro lado, estudos prévios demonstraram que a terapia antioxidante pode ser utilizada como terapia coadjuvante para o tratamento destas complicações neurológicas.In patients with renal failure, encephalopathy is a common problem that may be caused by uremia, thiamine deficiency, dialysis, transplant rejection, hypertension, fluid and electrolyte disturbances or drug toxicity. In general, encephalopathy presents with a symptom complex progressing from mild sensorial clouding to delirium and coma. This review discusses important issues regarding the mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of uremic encephalopathy. The pathophysiology of uremic encephalopathy up to now is uncertain, but several factors have been postulated to be involved; it is a complex and probably

  1. El mecanismo de control del capital de las empresas ferroviarias a partir de la Ley Mitre

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    JORGE EDUARDO WADDELL

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available La ley Mitre de 1907 estableció una nueva política ferroviaria que básicamente consistía en que los ferrocarriles sean explotados por empresas privadas, mayoritariamente británicas, y que las mismas sean rentables para remunerar el capital y para seguir invirtiendo en el sistema. La ley le daba algunas ventajas a las empresas pero establecía la intervención en las tarifas en caso de que la rentabilidad alcanzase determinado índice durante tres años. Por ello para el cálculo de la tasa de rentabilidad era imprescindible fijar el capital invertido por las empresas. La Dirección de Ferrocarriles era el organismo encargado de esta tarea. El estudio del capital comenzó en 1908 y avanzó hasta 1910. Los ejercicios de 1911 y 1912 se trabaron en una discusión sobre partidas que debían excluirse y a partir de allí no hubo interés ni del gobierno ni de las empresas de establecer el capital lo que se hizo con bastante tardanza y casi para llenar una formalidad. El artículo analiza el funcionamiento de este mecanismo en el Ferrocarril del Sud y en cuatro otras empresas. Abstract The law Mitre 1907 established a new railway policy, which basically consisted of railways operated by private companies, mainly British, and they are profitable to remunerate the capital and to continue to invest in the system. The law of gave some advantages to companies but established intervention rates where profitability reached certain index over three years. So for the calculation of the rate of return was essential to fix the capital invested by the companies. The railway Bureau was the body responsible for the task. The study of capital began in 1908 and advanced until 1910. 1911 And 1912 exercises developed into a discussion of items that should be excluded, and from there, there was no interest neither the Government nor the companies to establish the capital what was done with considerable delay and almost to fill a formality. The paper analyses the

  2. Alergia ao leite de vaca: mecanismo, diagnóstico e perspecivas biotecnológicas

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    Rodrigo de Lima ROCHA

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available A frequência dos portadores de alergia ao leite de vaca tem-se tornado alarmante. Relatórios epidemiológicos recentes demonstraram que um dos motivos mais preocupantes para ocorrência desse tipo de alergia é a presença da beta-lactoglobulina no leite. Os agravos a saúde incluem hipersensibilização do sistema imunológico, problemas gastrointestinais, cutâneos, respiratórios, e quando mais graves, surgem os eventos anafiláticos. No presente trabalho estudamos a alergenicidade ao leite de vaca frente aos mecanismos envolvidos na sensibilização dos sistema imunológico, diagnósticos e perspectivas biotecnológicas, através da análise de 52 artigos associados a essa problematização. Os resultados da análise baseados na alergenicidade ao leite de vaca revelaram a existência de uma diversidade de sintomas inespecíficos que corroboram no retardamento do diagnóstico. Além disso, foi possível perceber que a maioria dos protocolos de diagnósticos baseam-se estritamente na restrição do leite e seus derivados. Apesar das dificuldades enfrentadas no diagnóstico correto e tratamento eficaz, muitos estudos seguem em desenvolvimento utilizando tecnologias visando a correção da hipersensibilização do sistema imunológico provocada pelos alergénos do leite, edição/interferência da transcrição gênica e, consequentemente, alterando a tradução. Nesse sentido, tais processos poderão contribuir para redução e/ou eliminação da alergenicidade ao leite de vaca no cotidiano dos portadores dessa condição.

  3. Galanin and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide

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    Harling, H; Messell, T; Poulsen, Steen Seier

    1991-01-01

    By immunohistochemistry and double staining technique, almost complete coexistence of galanin-like immunoreactivity (GAL-LI) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-like immunoreactivity (VIP-LI) was demonstrated in submucosal ganglionic cells and mucosal nerve fibers of the porcine ileum. The rele......By immunohistochemistry and double staining technique, almost complete coexistence of galanin-like immunoreactivity (GAL-LI) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-like immunoreactivity (VIP-LI) was demonstrated in submucosal ganglionic cells and mucosal nerve fibers of the porcine ileum...

  4. MECANISMOS DE TRANSFERÊNCIA DE CONHECIMENTO E TECNOLOGIA NAS INSTITUIÇÕES DE ENSINO SUPERIOR

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    Andréia Antunes da Luz

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Instituições de Ciência e Tecnologia (ICT, na visão dos gestores dos Núcleos de Inovação Tecnológica (NIT e Incubadora de Empresas de Base Tecnológica (IEBT. Realizou-se uma pesquisa básica com abordagem qualitativa. O questionário semiestruturado foi o instrumento utilizado para a coleta de dados. O método científico foi o fenomenológico, a realidade presente nas duas ICT, população da pesquisa. Os resultados revelaram dificuldades, as ICT da população, não dispõem de um setor/departamento ou mesmo site que consolide ou agrupe os dados e informações relativos aos mecanismos, estes estão dispersos, sendo encontrados em vários departamentos. A pesquisa apontou cinquenta e sete (57 mecanismos, conforme o tópico Mecanismos para a inovação do referencial teórico. Constatou-se que as ICT, apresentam estratégias internas, na visão dos gestores dos NIT e IEBT, estes mecanismos permitem às universidades empreendedoras administrar as pesquisas e seus resultados como um negócio, essas ICT estão assumindo o papel de promotoras do desenvolvimento social, econômico e tecnológico. Dentre os cinquenta e sete (57 mecanismos, apenas um (01 foi desconsiderado pela ICT1 e quinze (15 pela ICT2.  Nesta perspectiva apresenta-se importante consolidar e fortalecer políticas de apoio e incentivo à disseminação da cultura empreendedora e dos mecanismos para a inovação. A partir da análise da forma com que esses atores diferiram em relação ao objetivo, constata-se a necessidade de interação entre os gestores dos NIT e IEBT, em um nível de cooperação a ciência e tecnologia, uma postura de avanço de modo a tornar as políticas de ciência e tecnologia mais coerentes às particularidades de cada ICT da população, com as especificidades da região. Por fim, o aspecto da formação de redes de cooperação, que transcenda o âmbito de cada ICT, rede interinstitucional, essa formação possibilitará um estímulo de

  5. Acaricide resistance mechanisms in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus microplus Mecanismos de resistência aos acaricidas em Rhipicephalus (Boophilus microplus

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    Felix David Guerrero

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Acaricide resistance has become widespread in countries where cattle ticks, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus microplus, are a problem. Resistance arises through genetic changes in a cattle tick population that causes modifications to the target site, increased metabolism or sequestration of the acaricide, or reduced ability of the acaricide to penetrate through the outer protective layers of the tick’s body. We review the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of acaricide resistance that have been shown to be functional in R. (B. microplus. From a mechanistic point of view, resistance to pyrethroids has been characterized to a greater degree than any other acaricide class. Although a great deal of research has gone into discovery of the mechanisms that cause organophosphate resistance, very little is defined at the molecular level and organophosphate resistance seems to be maintained through a complex and multifactorial process. The resistance mechanisms for other acaricides are less well understood. The target sites of fipronil and the macrocyclic lactones are known and resistance mechanism studies are in the early stages. The target site of amitraz has not been definitively identified and this is hampering mechanistic studies on this acaricide.A resistência aos acaricidas tornou-se amplamente difundida nos países onde os carrapatos bovinos, Rhipicephalus .Boophilus. microplus, são um problema. A resistência surge por meio de alterações genéticas em umapopulação de carrapatos que causam modificações no local de ação, aumento do metabolismo ou sequestro do acaricida, ou ainda redução na capacidade do acaricida em penetrar através das camadas protetoras do corpo do carrapato. Neste artigo, foram revisados os mecanismos moleculares e bioquímicos da resistência aos acaricidas que ocorrem em R. (B. microplus. A partir de um ponto de vista dos mecanismos envolvidos, a resistência aos piretróides tem sido caracterizada em maior grau do

  6. Intestinal Microbiota Influences Non-intestinal Related Autoimmune Diseases

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    Maria C. Opazo

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available The human body is colonized by millions of microorganisms named microbiota that interact with our tissues in a cooperative and non-pathogenic manner. These microorganisms are present in the skin, gut, nasal, oral cavities, and genital tract. In fact, it has been described that the microbiota contributes to balancing the immune system to maintain host homeostasis. The gut is a vital organ where microbiota can influence and determine the function of cells of the immune system and contributes to preserve the wellbeing of the individual. Several articles have emphasized the connection between intestinal autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn's disease with dysbiosis or an imbalance in the microbiota composition in the gut. However, little is known about the role of the microbiota in autoimmune pathologies affecting other tissues than the intestine. This article focuses on what is known about the role that gut microbiota can play in the pathogenesis of non-intestinal autoimmune diseases, such as Grave's diseases, multiple sclerosis, type-1 diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, schizophrenia, and autism spectrum disorders. Furthermore, we discuss as to how metabolites derived from bacteria could be used as potential therapies for non-intestinal autoimmune diseases.

  7. Gintonin absorption in intestinal model systems

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    Byung-Hwan Lee

    2018-01-01

    Conclusion: The present study shows that gintonin could be absorbed in the intestine through transcellular and paracellular diffusion, and active transport. In addition, the lipid component of gintonin might play a key role in its intestinal absorption.

  8. Microbiota, intestinal immunity, and mouse bustle

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    Kruglov, A.; Nedospasov, S.

    2014-01-01

    The composition of the intestinal microbiota is regulated by the immune system. This paper discusses the role of cytokines and innate immunity lymphoid cells in the intestinal immune regulation by means of IgA.

  9. Mecanismo criminógeno nos estados crepusculares epilépticos

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    Francisco Tancredi

    1944-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudam-se neste trabalho 4 pacientes que cometeram delitos de sangue em estado crepuscular epiléptico. O número de observações, pequeno na verdade, como também o são as publicações a respeito encontradas na literatura universal, se justifica pela rara possibilidade de se caraterizar, na história criminal, um típico estado crepuscular. Dos 873 doentes internados no Manicômio Judiciário do Estado de São Paulo (Brasil, no período de 1-1-1931 a 12-5-1943, apenas 68 apresentavam desordens convulsivas de tipo epiléptico e 42 haviam cometido delitos diretamente subordinados à doença. Destes, somente 15 praticaram os crimes em estado de alteração da consciência habitual, sendo apenas 4 o número de casos em que o delito se desenvolveu em estado crepuscular. O conceito adotado para a classificação desse estado foi o defendido por Ruiz Maya, isto é, uma condição de consciência não muito profunda, mais ou menos prolongada, aparecendo frequentemente no fim dos acessos convulsivos, e de terminação brusca. Outro elemento fundamental de sua caraterização foi a amnésia lacunar, traçando o limite do seu início e desaparecimento, estando o crime intercalado nesse período. As observações são descritas na íntegra. Todos os pacientes praticaram homicídios ou tentativas. S. S. (caso 1 feriu gravemente o pai a tiros de revólver quando este procurava conduzi-lo ao domicílio. F. R. (caso 2 estrangulou a esposa quando esta desprevenidamente fora lhe prestar cuidado que o seu estado de saúde requeria. L. F. (caso 3 matou o amigo que o socorrera durante um acesso convulsivo e, no caso 4, o paciente feriu mortalmente o amigo que em companhia de seu pai o perseguira na sua fuga descontrolada, empreendida após um acesso motor. Os meios de indagação a propósito de cada doente, visando o mecanismo desses atos aparentemente imotivados, foram vários, destacando-se o teste de Rorschach, a prova de Jung-Bleuler, estado de hipnose

  10. Déficit bilateral: origem, mecanismos e implicações para o treino de força.

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    Cíntia Ehlers Botton

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2012v14n6p749 Vários estudos têm demonstrado uma menor capacidade de gerar força quando os exercícios de um programa de treinamento são executados bilateralmente em relação à soma da força executada pelos membros separadamente. Esse fenômeno, que tem sido bem descrito na literatura científica, é chamado de déficit bilateral. Os mecanismos causadores do déficit não são totalmente claros, mas parecem estar relacionados a mecanismos neu­rais, como um bloqueio dos hemisférios cerebrais ocorrido durante a contração bilateral que reduz a ativação de unidades motoras e a força produzida. Em relação a cada forma de execução (unilateral e bilateral a longo prazo, as adaptações parecem ser específicas ao tipo de contração utilizada durante o treinamento. Portanto, em consideração à rele­vância da realização de exercícios executados unilateralmente e bilateralmente dentro de um programa de treino de força, assim como o efeito de cada forma de execução a longo prazo nas adaptações morfológicas e neurológicas do treinamento, esse artigo teve como objetivos caracterizar o fenômeno déficit bilateral, explorar seus principais mecanismos causadores, bem como discutir a influência de cada tipo de treinamento (unilateral e bilateral nas adaptações do treinamento de força.

  11. Mecanismos de resistencia a Metales tóxicos (CD bajo variaciones abióticas en Microalgas

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    Alondra A. Cortés Téllez

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available En los ecosistemas acuáticos, la presencia de ciertos metales (Cu, Zn, Fe a concentraciones traza son esencialespara distintas actividades biológicas. Sin embargo, otros metales como el Cd y Pb son considerados tóxicos aconcentraciones muy bajas y no participan como micronutrientes. Estos metales interactúan con componentesesenciales a través de enlaces iónicos y covalentes induciendoestrés oxidativo, reemplazo de cationes esenciales,etc. Asimismo, presentan la capacidad de acumularse y biomagnificarse a lo largo de la cadena trófica, promoviendoalta sensibilidad en la mayoría de los organismos acuáticos, mientras que otros como las microalgas, han desarrolladouna gran variedad de estrategias de detoxificación para minimizar los efectos tóxicos de losmetales a través de lainducción de mecanismos de adaptación y resistencia que les permiten la supervivencia a esos ambientes extremos.Por ende, es indispensable conocer la gama de mecanismos de resistencia que estos organismos presentan a laexposición de metales tóxicos presentes en el ecosistema acuático. Así, los objetivos de esta revisión son: identificary describir los principales mecanismos moleculares actualmente descritos en microalgas verdes implicados en laresistencia a metales tóxicos en relación específica con el cadmio; dar a conocer la influencia de distintos factoresambientales sobre esta respuesta y los episodios de corresistencia hacia otros metales de carácter tóxico.

  12. A globalização vista do norte e do sul: quais os seus mecanismos sociais?

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    Olivier Giraud

    Full Text Available Procura-se, neste artigo, definir a globalização a partir da identificação de uma série de mecanismos sociais por meio dos quais essa age diretamente sobre os comportamentos individuais e coletivos ou ainda sobre a maneira de pensar, as crenças, as identidades, as formas de institu-cionalização, etc. O que constitui a especificidade da globalização é justamente o fato de ser um fenômeno social que se manifesta em todo o planeta. Será que os mecanismos específicos que caracterizam o funcionamento da globalização são aplicáveis nas mesmas condições nas sociedades que apresentam fortes diferenças como é o caso das sociedades do Norte e do Sul? Diferentes mecanismos ligados ao reforço da competição econômica internacional e às suas conseqüências sobre o sistema de proteção social, ou ainda ligados à difusão de normas e de práticas políticas no contexto da globalização, serão abordados em seguida. De forma mais sistemática, quatro cenários convergência, divergência, hibridação e recomposição das hierarquias internacionais serão apresentados no contexto de uma análise comparativa dos efeitos da globalização nas sociedades do Sul e do Norte.

  13. Ação de herbicidas sobre mecanismos de defesa das plantas aos patógenos

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    Full Text Available As plantas necessitam defender-se continuamente do ataque de agentes biológicos e de estresses do ambiente. A imobilidade e a falta de sistema imunológico, como ocorre em animais, fizeram com que as plantas desenvolvessem mecanismos de defesa, em que cada célula possui tanto capacidade de defesa induzida quanto pré-formada. No entanto, esses mecanismos podem ser influenciados pelo uso de herbicidas. A presente revisão objetivou apresentar os efeitos de herbicidas em mecanismos de defesa das plantas contra patógenos, bem como analisar as possíveis conseqüências desse conhecimento no manejo de plantas daninhas e de culturas. Alguns herbicidas influenciam a severidade de doenças, induzindo ou inibindo a síntese de fitoalexinas. Herbicidas do grupo químico difeniléteres geram espécies reativas de oxigênio, as quais mediam a ativação de genes de defesa responsáveis pela síntese de fitoalexinas e também por reação de hipersensibilidade. O uso de subdoses de glyphosate ocasiona efeito contrário, diminuindo a produção de fitoalexinas e aumentando a severidade de doenças. A constatação desses efeitos requer a adoção de estratégias de manejo que minimizem seus impactos negativos ou que se beneficiem desses efeitos, como pode ocorrer quando do uso de bioherbicidas.

  14. Prediseño de un mecanismo desmodrómico para un robot bípedo

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    Mora García-Uceda, Daniel

    2010-01-01

    El presente proyecto se elabora como complemento del curso denominado “Diseño mecánico: Solid Edge-Synchronous Technology” impartido por profesores del grupo MAQLAB, dentro del Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica de la Escuela Politécnica Superior de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a través de la Cátedra Ikertia. El objetivo principal de este proyecto fin de carrera es: “Elaborar una propuesta de diseño mecánico de un mecanismo desmodrómico que reproduzca el comportamie...

  15. Machismo a golpe de Whatsapp. El móvil: mecanismo de violencia sexista en los estudiantes universitarios

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    Villegas-Castrillo, Esther; Suriá Martínez, Raquel; Rosser Limiñana, Ana

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    En nuestra sociedad, se muestra un contexto de violencia, que se visibiliza de manera cotidiana en todas las esferas. Generalmente, sus orígenes están vinculados con situaciones de violencia estructural y/o cultural que se va transmitiendo mediante los mecanismos de comunicación, aprendizaje social, imitación, asimilación o enseñanza. Las nuevas tecnologías, en concreto el uso del móvil, es un ejercicio cotidiano y creciente. Para los jóvenes, la tecnología forma parte de su vida desde la más...

  16. Estudio de los mecanismos implicados en la neurodegeneración estriatal en modelos murinos de la enfermedad de Huntington

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    Torres Peraza, Jesús Fernando

    2007-01-01

    [spa] La memoria titulada "Estudio de los mecanismos implicados en la neurodegeneración estriatal en modelos murinos de la enfermedad de Huntington" ha perseguido determinar la implicación de las neurotrofinas endógenas BDNF y la NT-3 en la susceptibilidad de las neuronas estriatales en modelos transgénicos y excitotóxicos de la enfermedad de Huntington, estudiar la implicación de los agregados intraneuronales y de la excitotoxicidad mediada por los receptores NMDA en modelos transgénicos de ...

  17. Impacto de la introducción de los mecanismos del mercado en la atención sanitaria.

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    Guzmán Urrea, María del Pilar

    2005-01-01

    La incorporación de los mecanismos del mercado en la atención sanitaria está presente en la mayoría de las reformas sanitarias recientes, en cuyas agendas de cambio se intenta restringir el papel del Estado en la provisión y en la financiación de los servicios de salud, estimular la libre competencia, dar respuesta a la libre elección de los consumidores e incentivar la utilización de las estrategias de la “medicina gerenciada” como una forma de controlar los gastos sanitarios. El propósito d...

  18. Efeito antinociceptivo do Acetato de Citronelila: estudo dos possÃveis mecanismos de aÃÃo

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    Emiliano Ricardo Vasconcelos Rios

    2014-01-01

    Esse trabalho, atà onde se sabe, mostra pela primeira vez o efeito antinociceptivo do acetato de citronelila (CAT) e teve como objetivo caracterizar o perfil do efeito e identificar possÃveis mecanismos antinociceptivos do CAT, em modelos de nocicepÃÃo aguda em camundongos. O CAT foi testado em modelos animais padronizados de dor utilizando camundongos Swiss (24-32g). O CAT foi administrado nas doses de 25, 50, 75, 100 ou 200 mg/kg, por via oral. Foram utilizados os testes de contorÃÃes abdom...

  19. Mecanismos de selecci?n de pareja en funci?n del sexo: un estudio en poblaci?n colombiana

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    Verdugo Rios, Ang?lica Mar?a; ?lvarez Tob?as, Lina Mar?a

    2017-01-01

    La teor?a evolucionista expuesta por Buss 1996 plantea que existen mecanismos diferentes en el ofrecimiento y b?squeda de atributos a la hora de seleccionar una potencial pareja sexual. Partiendo de dicha teor?a y de investigaciones que la sustentan, el objetivo de esta investigaci?n es confirmar estas predicciones en poblaci?n colombiana y relaciones a largo plazo. Para esto se realiz? un an?lisis de categor?as como edad, atractivo f?sico y recursos encontradas en anuncios de la p?gina www.c...

  20. Mecanismo de acción de hormonas tiroideas sobre el páncreas endócrino

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    Cortizo, Ana María

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    El rol de las hormonas tiroideas en la Diabetes Mellitus y la función endocrina del páncreas fue estudiado por primera vez en 1944 por B. A. Houssay (1 ). Trabajando con perros parcialmente panceatectomizados, sometidos a tratamiento con hormonas tiroideas, observó que adquirían una forma de diabetes irreversible, que persistía aún después de interrumpir el tratamiento tiroideo. Llamó a ésta Diabetes Meta.tiroidea ; su mecanismo parecía ser un agotamiento pancreático consecutivo a ...

  1. Mecanismos de coordinación de la docencia en el Grado en Derecho de la Universidad de Murcia

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    Ferrando García, Francisca; Navarro Egea, Mercedes

    2011-01-01

    Producción Científica La coordinación docente constituye una pieza clave en el proceso de implantación de los Grados. En este entendimiento, la Memoria de los estudios de Derecho de la Universidad de Murcia ha dispuesto que para procurar la mejor coordinación y seguimiento de la docencia de las enseñanzas de este título se arbitrarán los mecanismos necesarios para evitar solapamientos y lagunas de contenidos, vigilar el cumplimiento de los cronogramas y demás funciones en...

  2. Dynamic analysis of piping with multiple damping mechanisms; Analisis dinamico de tuberias con multiples mecanismos de amortiguamiento

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    Ruiz Lopez, Pablo [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1989-12-31

    This paper describes a damping criterion that allows realizing in a more convenient form the dynamic analysis of piping and structures in general, subjected to independent stimulations, fabricated in different materials and/or damping devices. This criterion, named composed damping, is applicable to the method of modal superimposition. [Espanol] En este trabajo se describe un criterio de amortiguamiento que permite realizar en una forma mas conveniente el analisis dinamico de tuberias y estructuras en general, sujetas a excitaciones independientes, compuestas de diferentes materiales y/o mecanismos de amortiguamiento. Este criterio, denominado amortiguamiento compuesto, es aplicable en el metodo de superposicion modal.

  3. LA EXCEPCIÓN PRELIMINAR: FALTA DE AGOTAMIENTO DE RECURSOS INTERNOS ¿UN MECANISMO EFECTIVO DE DEFENSA ESTATAL?

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    Andrés González Serrano

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    Full Text Available La excepción preliminar de falta de agotamiento de recursos internos, ha sido la más incoada por los Estados Parte en los diferentes procesos contenciosos ante el Sistema Interamericano de protección de Derechos Humanos. Es por lo anterior que nace el interrogante ¿la excepción falta de agotamiento de recursos internos es un mecanismo de defensa estatal efectivo? Sin embargo, se evidencia en el seno de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, que de forma sistemática, la excepción es desestimada tornándola no efectiva para las pretensiones estatales.

  4. Mecanismos implicados en la acción antioxidante de polifenoles naturales en productos de la pesca y acuicultura

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    Maestre, Rodrigo

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo de la presente tesis doctoral consistió en el estudio de los mecanismos que rigen la actividad de aquellos polifenoles de origen natural con mayor actividad antioxidante sobre el músculo de pescado. Asimismo, la investigación comprendió el efecto que dichos polifenoles pueden ejercer sobre la digestión y biodisponibilidad de los compuestos lipídicos del pescado, en particular los PUFAs ω-3. Para ello se eligió un extracto de uva rico en procianidinas que en estudios...

  5. Las cooperativas de consumo en España, 1865- 1939 : Un mecanismo alternativo de acceso a los alimentos

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    Medina-Albaladejo, Francisco José

    2013-01-01

    Desde su nacimiento a mediados del siglo XIX en Rochdale (Gran Bretaña), el movimiento cooperativo de consumo se expandió rápidamente por toda Europa. Conocer cómo funcionaron estas entidades puede proporcionar nuevos elementos de análisis sobre el consumo de alimentos, especialmente en aquellas regiones o ciudades donde tuvieron una mayor difusión. Las cooperativas de consumo distribuían alimentos básicos entre sus asociados, por lo que pudieron constituir un importante mecanismo de acceso a...

  6. Treatment Option Overview (Small Intestine Cancer)

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    ... all of an organ that contains cancer. The resection may include the small intestine and nearby organs (if the cancer has spread). The doctor may remove the section of the small intestine that contains cancer and perform an anastomosis (joining the cut ends of the intestine together). ...

  7. General Information about Small Intestine Cancer

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    ... all of an organ that contains cancer. The resection may include the small intestine and nearby organs (if the cancer has spread). The doctor may remove the section of the small intestine that contains cancer and perform an anastomosis (joining the cut ends of the intestine together). ...

  8. Abdominal tuberculosis presenting as intestinal obstruction- Case ...

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    One of the complications of abdominal tuberculosis is intestinal obstruction, which can be acute, chronic or acute on chronic. Other complications include intestinal haemorrhage, perforation of the intestine (rare), faecal fistula, cold abscess formation, mal-absorption syndrome and dissemination of the tuberculosis to other ...

  9. Exercise and the gastro-intestinal tract

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    on perfonnance and me value of cardiovascular training in improving performance in aerobic sports is well recognised. The role of me gastro-intestinal tracr, bom as a limiting and sustaining facror in aerobic exercises, is less well appreciared. Gastro-intestinal symptoms. The spectrum of gastro-intestinal effecrs of exercise ...

  10. Childhood intestinal obstruction in Northwestern Nigeria

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    of childhood intestinal obstruction in this study agrees with those reportedis'gi m3 from other parts of the coun- try. Mortality from childhood intestinal obstruction is still high in our environment. References. 1. Otu AA. Tropical surgical abdominal emergencies: acute intestinal obstruction. Postgrad. Doctor (Afr) 1992; 14: 51. 2.

  11. Protein malnutrition and metronidazole induced intestinal bacterial ...

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    Sep 17, 2008 ... The gastrointestinal tract serves as a potent barrier that prevents luminal bacteria from entering the host. This barrier function is maintained by a well-balanced intestinal flora, an unaltered perme- ability of the intestinal mucosa, and a normal functioning immune system. Furthermore, the intestinal mucosa, in.

  12. Childhood intestinal obstruction in Northwestern Nigeria | Uba ...

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    Background: Intestinal obstruction is a common cause of childhood surgical emergency in the tropics. The aim of this paper was to assess the pattern and the outcome of mangement of intestinal obstruction in Nigerian children. Study design: The clinical reccords of all the cases of childhood intestinal obstructions managed ...

  13. The TNO gastro-intestinal model (TIM)

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    Minekus, M.

    2015-01-01

    The TNO Gastro–Intestinal Model (TIM) is a multi–compartmental model, designed to realistically simulate conditions in the lumen of the gastro–intestinal tract. TIM is successfully used to study the gastro–intestinal behavior of a wide variety of feed, food and pharmaceutical products. Experiments

  14. Estudo da atividade antidiarréica e antisecretória intestinal do látex do Croton urucurana Baill

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    Gurgel, Luilma Albuquerque; Martins, Domingos Tabajara de Oliveira; Mattos, Paulo Orlandi; Rao, Vietla Satyanarayana

    2002-01-01

    O presente trabalho tem por objetivo avaliar uma possível atividade antidiarréica e anti-secretória intestinal do látex do Croton urucurana Baill. justificando seu uso como antidiarréico. Foram utilizados os modelos animais de diarréia induzida por óleo de rícino e secreção intestinal induzida pela toxina da cólera. Os resultados sugerem que o látex apresenta atividade antidiarréica, confirmando seu uso popular. Muito embora seu mecanismo de ação não seja claro, seu efeito é independente da p...

  15. Entomoftoromicose intestinal: relato de caso

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    Fábia Aparecida Carvalho

    1997-02-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam um caso de entomoftoromicose intestinal causada por Entomophthorales, em indivíduo de 19 anos, agricultor e sem doença associada. O paciente foi submetido a ressecção intestinal e o diagnóstico foi feito após análise da peça cirúrgica. Após revisão da literatura, são discutidos a evolução clínica, as características clinicopatológicas, as dificuldades no diagnóstico e o tratamento dessa entidade rara.A case of intestinal entomophthoramycosis caused by Entomophthorales in a man with 19 years-old, farmer and without associated disease. The patient was submitted to a intestinal ressection and diagnosis was carried through after analisys of the surgical specimen. After a review of the literature, the clinical evolution, clinico-pathologic features, difficulties in diagnosis and treatment are discussed.

  16. Diversity of insect intestinal microflora

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    Mrázek, Jakub; Štrosová, Lenka; Fliegerová, Kateřina; Kott, T.; Kopečný, Jan

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 53, č. 3 (2008), s. 229-233 ISSN 0015-5632 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA303/06/0974 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50450515 Keywords : insect intestinal microflora Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology Impact factor: 1.172, year: 2008

  17. Circadian disorganization alters intestinal microbiota.

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    Voigt, Robin M; Forsyth, Christopher B; Green, Stefan J; Mutlu, Ece; Engen, Phillip; Vitaterna, Martha H; Turek, Fred W; Keshavarzian, Ali

    2014-01-01

    Intestinal dysbiosis and circadian rhythm disruption are associated with similar diseases including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease. Despite the overlap, the potential relationship between circadian disorganization and dysbiosis is unknown; thus, in the present study, a model of chronic circadian disruption was used to determine the impact on the intestinal microbiome. Male C57BL/6J mice underwent once weekly phase reversals of the light:dark cycle (i.e., circadian rhythm disrupted mice) to determine the impact of circadian rhythm disruption on the intestinal microbiome and were fed either standard chow or a high-fat, high-sugar diet to determine how diet influences circadian disruption-induced effects on the microbiome. Weekly phase reversals of the light:dark (LD) cycle did not alter the microbiome in mice fed standard chow; however, mice fed a high-fat, high-sugar diet in conjunction with phase shifts in the light:dark cycle had significantly altered microbiota. While it is yet to be established if some of the adverse effects associated with circadian disorganization in humans (e.g., shift workers, travelers moving across time zones, and in individuals with social jet lag) are mediated by dysbiosis, the current study demonstrates that circadian disorganization can impact the intestinal microbiota which may have implications for inflammatory diseases.

  18. Milk products and intestinal health

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    Van der Meer, R; Bovee-Oudenhoven, IMJ; Sesink, ALA; Kleibeuker, JH

    Milk products may improve intestinal health by means of the cytoprotective effects of their high calcium phosphate (CaPi) content. We hypothesized that this cytoprotection may increase host defenses against bacterial infections as well as decrease colon cancer risk. This paper summarizes our studies

  19. [Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction].

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    Joly, Francisca; Amiot, Aurélien; Coffin, Benoît; Lavergne-Slove, Anne; Messing, Bernard; Bouhnik, Yoram

    2006-01-01

    Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is a disease characterized by episodes resembling mechanical obstruction in the absence of organic, systemic, or metabolic disorders. Pseudo-obstruction is an uncommon condition and can result from primary (40%) or secondary (60%) causes. The most common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, abdominal pain and constipation or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually present many years before CIPO diagnosis. They can lead to severe electrolyte disorders and malnutrition. Principles for management of patients with CIPO are: to establish a correct clinical diagnosis in excluding mechanical obstruction; to perform a symptomatic and physiologic assessment of the gastrointestinal tract involved; to look for extra-intestinal manifestations, especially for myopathy and neuropathy; to discuss in some cases a surgery for full-thickness intestinal biopsies, and/or a neuromuscular biopsy in case of mitochondrial cytopathy suspicion. The management is primarily focused on symptom control and nutritional support to prevent weight loss and malnutrition. Treatment of CIPO includes prokinetic agents which may help to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms Courses of antibiotics may be needed in patients with symptoms suggestive of bacterial overgrowth. When necessary, enteral nutrition is preferred. In carefully selected patients, feeding jejunostomy with or without decompression gastrostomy may be tried. Long term parenteral nutrition should be reserved for patients who can not tolerate enteral nutrition. Intestinal transplantation can be discussed in selected patients.

  20. INTESTINAL PERMEABILITY IN PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY

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    VANELBURG, RM; UIL, JJ; DEMONCHY, JGR; HEYMANS, HSA

    1992-01-01

    The role of the physiologic barrier function of the small bowel and its possible role in health and disease has attracted much attention over the past decade. The intestinal mucosal barrier for luminal macromolecules and microorganism is the result of non-immunologic and immunologic defense

  1. Microcontainers for Intestinal Drug Delivery

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    Tentor, Fabio; Mazzoni, Chiara; Keller, Stephan Sylvest

    Among all the drug administration routes, the oral one is the most preferred by the patients being less invasive, faster and easier. Oral drug delivery systems designed to target the intestine are produced by powder technology and capsule formulations. Those systems including micro- and nano...

  2. Intestinal epithelium in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Coskun, Mehmet

    2014-01-01

    homeostasis. Therefore, dysregulation within the epithelial layer can increase intestinal permeability, lead to abnormalities in interactions between IECs and immune cells in underlying lamina propria, and disturb the intestinal immune homeostasis, all of which are linked to the clinical disease course......The intestinal epithelium has a strategic position as a protective physical barrier to luminal microbiota and actively contributes to the mucosal immune system. This barrier is mainly formed by a monolayer of specialized intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) that are crucial in maintaining intestinal...

  3. Mecanismos psicobiológicos y del desarrollo de la reactividad al estrés en roedores y humanos

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    Leonardo A. Ortega

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available La investigación con modelos animales ha tenido un avance importante sobre elconocimiento de los mecanismos psicobiológicos que subyacen a las diferenciasindividuales que existen con referencia a la reactividad al estrés. La investigaciónanimal también ha ayudado en la comprensión de los correlatos psicobiológicosde la reactividad al estrés en humanos, al sugerir mecanismos neuroquímicosparticulares para la investigación y al producir modelos generales defuncionamiento psicológico aplicables en humanos. En este artículo se describenlos elementos neuroquímicos básicos de la reactividad al estrés. Adicionalmente,se utiliza el modelo de epigénesis probabilística para incluir los elementos deldesarrollo y genéticos que proveen el contexto necesario para la comprensión delas diferencias individuales en la reactividad al estrés. Finalmente, se describenalgunos resultados y potenciales avances en la investigación de la psicobiologíadel trastorno de estrés postraumático en términos de los conceptos que han surgidodesde la investigación animal.

  4. Microbiota intestinal, probióticos y prebióticos

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    Carlos David Castañeda Guillot

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available La microbiota intestinal es el elemento fundamental del “Ecosistema Intestinal”, cuyas acciones tienen un efecto beneficioso para la salud, al participar de forma activa en los procesos de digestión de nutrientes asociado a sus mecanismos sobre la homeostasis y la inmunidad del intestino. Los probióticos y prebióticos juegan un rol decisivo en la modulación de la microbiota intestinal y han demostrado sus beneficios para el tratamiento de distintas enfermedades intestinales y extra-intestinales. Se realizó una búsqueda en bases documentales de PubMed, SciELO y Latindex de publicaciones relacionadas con la microbiota intestinal, probióticos y prebióticos hasta el 30 junio 2017. Son actualizados los criterios relacionados con las funciones de la microbiota intestinal, el proceso de implantación a partir del nacimiento, el desarrollo acelerado en su composición, los distintos factores que influencian en su diversidad y estabilidad para mantener un estado de eubiosis en el curso de la vida. El desequlibrio de la misma (disbiosis es un elemento de importancia en la producción de afecciones intestinales y extra-intestinales agudas y crónicas. Se revisaron los probióticos y prebióticos, sus ventajas, tipos, indicaciones y las formas de obtención de los prebióticos. El papel de la microbiota intestinal como órgano metabólico por sus múltiples funciones, en especial la homeostasis e inmunidad intestinal y sus beneficios para la salud son revisados. La participación de los probióticos y prebióticos como terapéutica y sus efectos en enfermedades intestinales y extra-intestinales relacionadas con la microbiota y su modulación son examinados por su importancia en la práctica médica.

  5. A etiological factors in mechanical intestinal obstruction

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    Asad, S.; Khan, H.; Khan, I.A.; Ghaffar, S.; Rehman, Z.U.

    2012-01-01

    Background: Intestinal obstruction occurs when the normal flow of intestinal contents is interrupted. The most frequent causes of intestinal obstruction are postoperative adhesions and hernias, which cause extrinsic compression of the intestine. Less frequently, tumours or strictures of the bowel can cause intrinsic blockage. Objective of the study was to find out the various a etiological factors of mechanical intestinal obstruction and to evaluate the morbidity and mortality in adult patients presenting to Surgical 'A' unit of Ayub teaching hospital with mechanical intestinal obstruction. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted from March 2009 to September, 2009. All patients presenting with intestinal obstruction and were above the age of 12 years were included in the study. Patients with non-mechanical obstruction were excluded from the study and those who responded to conservative measures were also excluded. Results: A total of 36 patients with age ranging from 12 to 80 years (Mean age 37.72+-19.74 years) and male to female ratio of 1.77:1, were treated for mechanical intestinal obstruction. The most common cause for mechanical intestinal obstruction was adhesions (36.1%). Intestinal tuberculosis was the second most common cause (19.4%), while hernias and sigmoid volvulus affected 13.9% patients each. Malignancies were found in 5.6% cases. Conclusion: Adhesions and Tuberculosis are the leading causes of mechanical intestinal obstruction in Pakistan. Although some patients can be treated conservatively, a substantial portion requires immediate surgical intervention. (author)

  6. Intestinal Epithelial Sirtuin 1 Regulates Intestinal Inflammation During Aging in Mice by Altering the Intestinal Microbiota.

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    Wellman, Alicia S; Metukuri, Mallikarjuna R; Kazgan, Nevzat; Xu, Xiaojiang; Xu, Qing; Ren, Natalie S X; Czopik, Agnieszka; Shanahan, Michael T; Kang, Ashley; Chen, Willa; Azcarate-Peril, M Andrea; Gulati, Ajay S; Fargo, David C; Guarente, Leonard; Li, Xiaoling

    2017-09-01

    Intestinal epithelial homeostasis is maintained by complex interactions among epithelial cells, commensal gut microorganisms, and immune cells. Disruption of this homeostasis is associated with disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but the mechanisms of this process are not clear. We investigated how Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), a conserved mammalian NAD + -dependent protein deacetylase, senses environmental stress to alter intestinal integrity. We performed studies of mice with disruption of Sirt1 specifically in the intestinal epithelium (SIRT1 iKO, villin-Cre+, Sirt1 flox/flox mice) and control mice (villin-Cre-, Sirt1 flox/flox ) on a C57BL/6 background. Acute colitis was induced in some mice by addition of 2.5% dextran sodium sulfate to drinking water for 5-9 consecutive days. Some mice were given antibiotics via their drinking water for 4 weeks to deplete their microbiota. Some mice were fed with a cholestyramine-containing diet for 7 days to sequester their bile acids. Feces were collected and proportions of microbiota were analyzed by 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing and quantitative PCR. Intestines were collected from mice and gene expression profiles were compared by microarray and quantitative PCR analyses. We compared levels of specific mRNAs between colon tissues from age-matched patients with ulcerative colitis (n=10) vs without IBD (n=8, controls). Mice with intestinal deletion of SIRT1 (SIRT1 iKO) had abnormal activation of Paneth cells starting at the age of 5-8 months, with increased activation of NF-κB, stress pathways, and spontaneous inflammation at 22-24 months of age, compared with control mice. SIRT1 iKO mice also had altered fecal microbiota starting at 4-6 months of age compared with control mice, in part because of altered bile acid metabolism. Moreover, SIRT1 iKO mice with defective gut microbiota developed more severe colitis than control mice. Intestinal tissues from patients with ulcerative colitis expressed significantly lower

  7. Intestinal perfusion in the study of intestinal absorption

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    Baker, S.J.

    1976-01-01

    Several techniques for studying absorption by means of intestinal perfusion have been developed. While the principle is simple, the practice is complicated by absorption of the solvent and by excretion of fluid into the lumen. To improve reliability a ''marker'' is incorporated into the system; it should behave as nearly as possible like the nutrient of interest, except that it should be unabsorbable. A great many markers, including several labelled with radionuclides, have been developed for use with numerous nutrients, and perfusion methods using double or triple tubes or occlusive balloons have been tested. The perfusion technique is too complicated for routine diagnostic use, but it offers at present the only possibility of studying the function of defined sections of the small intestine in the intact human. (author)

  8. The Contributions of Human Mini-Intestines to the Study of Intestinal Physiology and Pathophysiology.

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    Yu, Huimin; Hasan, Nesrin M; In, Julie G; Estes, Mary K; Kovbasnjuk, Olga; Zachos, Nicholas C; Donowitz, Mark

    2017-02-10

    The lack of accessibility to normal and diseased human intestine and the inability to separate the different functional compartments of the intestine even when tissue could be obtained have held back the understanding of human intestinal physiology. Clevers and his associates identified intestinal stem cells and established conditions to grow "mini-intestines" ex vivo in differentiated and undifferentiated conditions. This pioneering work has made a new model of the human intestine available and has begun making contributions to the understanding of human intestinal transport in normal physiologic conditions and the pathophysiology of intestinal diseases. However, this model is reductionist and lacks many of the complexities of normal intestine. Consequently, it is not yet possible to predict how great the advances using this model will be for understanding human physiology and pathophysiology, nor how the model will be modified to include multiple other intestinal cell types and physical forces necessary to more closely approximate normal intestine. This review describes recent studies using mini-intestines, which have readdressed previously established models of normal intestinal transport physiology and newly examined intestinal pathophysiology. The emphasis is on studies with human enteroids grown either as three-dimensional spheroids or two-dimensional monolayers. In addition, comments are provided on mouse studies in cases when human studies have not yet been described.

  9. The intestinal microenvironment in sepsis.

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    Fay, Katherine T; Ford, Mandy L; Coopersmith, Craig M

    2017-10-01

    The gastrointestinal tract has long been hypothesized to function as "the motor" of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. The gastrointestinal microenvironment is comprised of a single cell layer epithelia, a local immune system, and the microbiome. These three components of the intestine together play a crucial role in maintaining homeostasis during times of health. However, the gastrointestinal microenvironment is perturbed during sepsis, resulting in pathologic changes that drive both local and distant injury. In this review, we seek to characterize the relationship between the epithelium, gastrointestinal lymphocytes, and commensal bacteria during basal and pathologic conditions and how the intestinal microenvironment may be targeted for therapeutic gain in septic patients. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  10. Drug Transporters in the Intestine

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    Steffansen, Bente

    2016-01-01

    that may impact drug absorption. Thus absorptive transporters may facilitate BA of APIs that are substrates/victims for the transporters and have permeability-limited absorption, i.e. those that are classified in the biopharmaceutics classification system (BCS) Class 3 and 4. On the other hand, exsorptive...... transporters may restrict BA of APIs that are victims for these efflux transporters, especially those APIs classified to have solubility-limited absorption, i.e. compounds in BCS Class 2 and 4. The aim of the present Chapter is to review drug transporters (DTs) present within the intestine and to discuss...... and exemplify their roles in drug absorption/exsorption and in drug-drug interactions (DDIs). Although focus in the present Chapter is on DTs that are mentioned in American and European regulatory guidances, the intestinal transporters for nutrients and endogens (endogenous compounds) are also briefly...

  11. Necrosis, a regulated mechanism of cell death La necrosis, un mecanismo regulado de muerte celular

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    Las alteraciones en la estructura de proteínas y en la actividad de proteasas, lipasas y endonucleasas en presencia de sus cofactores, asociadas con los mecanismos intrínsecos de regulación celular permiten pensar que cada célula puede tener su propio arsenal para producir los eventos designados como necrosis (recientemente denominada parapoptosis. En este artículo se revisan algunas de las evidencias sobre la regulación durante la necrosis en diferentes modelos celulares.

     

  12. MECANISMO DE INFECCIÓN Y TRANSFORMACIÓN NEOPLÁSICA PRODUCIDO POR VIRUS PAPILOMA HUMANO EN EL EPITELIO CERVICAL

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    Rivera Z,René; Delgado D,Jorge; Painel P,Vicente; Barrero P,Raúl; Larraín H,Angélica

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    Se presenta una revisión bibliográfica del mecanismo de infección y transformación neoplásica producida por el virus papiloma humano, de alto riesgo oncogénico, en el epitelio cervical. Se expone la interacción cápside receptor, internalización celular, expresión de genes tempranos, integración del genoma viral al de la célula huésped y algunos mecanismos vinculados a la proliferación y desarrollo neoplásico

  13. MECANISMO DE ACCION DE ANTICONCEPTIVOS ORALES: ¿CUMPLEN LOS ACO DE BAJAS DOSIS CON EL OBJETIVO DE INHIBIR LA OVULACION?

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    Busquets C.,Maritza; Preisler,Jessica; Poli,Cecilia

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    La inhibición de la ovulación es el principal mecanismo o efecto buscando en los casos de utilización terapéutica o contraceptiva de los anticonceptivos orales (ACO). Los mecanismos de acción secundarios postfertilización tienen reparos éticos para aquellas pacientes que consideran la concepción como el comienzo del desarrollo de la persona humana. Quisimos saber en qué medida se inhibe la ovulación mediante la administración de ACO de bajas dosis, como primera aproximación al problema ético ...

  14. Mecanismo de producción más limpia: El reúso de aguas residuales en la actividad minera

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    Vera Torrejón, José Antonio

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    Los mecanismos de producción más limpia se sustentan en los principios de prevención y desarrollo sostenible, cuyo objetivo es la protección del ambiente, ya sea mediante la conservación y aprovechamiento sostenible de los recursos naturales o mediante la preservación de la calidad ambiental. Como uno de los mecanismos de producción más limpia en la gestión del recurso hídrico, el autor define y desarrolla el concepto de reúso de aguas residuales, enfatizando su aplicación en la actividad m...

  15. Modelagem e análise de mecanismos de tratamento de interrupções em infraestruturas computacionais dos sistemas distribuídos

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    Andrade, Ermeson Carneiro de

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    Os softwares possuem defeitos. Os computadores falham. Os v´ırus se propagam. Os pr´edios pegam fogo. As pessoas cometem erros. Os desastres acontecem. Embora gostar ´ıamos que tais eventos nunca acontecessem, ´e prudente prover mecanismos que tratem as interrup¸c˜oes dos servi¸cos, pois o custo do downtime pode ser extremamente elevado. Dessa forma, as empresas tˆem investido cada vez mais em mecanismos de tratamento de interrup¸c˜oes, visto que as interrup¸c˜oes, sejam elas b...

  16. Creación de marca mediante la utilización de mecanismos estratégicos comunitarios y marketing

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    Melo Lopez, Paula Daniela; Fajardo Carrillo, María Alejandra

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    El presente documento pretende mostrar la manera como se debe ejecutar la creación de marca mediante la utilización de mecanismos estratégicos comunitarios y marketing. El objetivo del estudio se basa en encontrar los mecanismos adecuados para el desarrollo y creación de una marca enfocándose en el análisis de las principales prácticas y modelos desarrollados en el área del marketing, examinando el impacto que la marca pueda generar en la comunidad en la cual la organización está incluida, es...

  17. Mão de São Carlos, uma prótese multifunção para membros superiores: um estudo dos mecanismos, atuadores e sensores

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    Fransérgio Leite da Cunha

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    Esta tese de Doutorado busca contribuir na formação de subsídios científicos tanto para o projeto de uma prótese antropomórfica para membros superiores, quanto para a criação de um ambiente de treinamento, ou seja, um ambiente virtual de ação e realimentação das sensações, que poderá incorporar os mecanismos, atuadores, sensores ou estimuladores desenvolvidos. Ao final desta pesquisa, foram projetados e testados os mecanismos, sensores e alguns dispositivos de realimentação que farão parte do...

  18. Evolução dos conceitos e mecanismos da percepção de esforço: uma revisão de literatura

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2014v16n5p579 Os mecanismos e conceitos da percepção de esforço têm mudado ao longo do tempo. Assim, este artigo de revisão de literatura tem por objetivos: i investigar as revisões de literatura publicadas a partir de 1982, descrevendo os mecanismos causais de geração da percepção de esforço relatados e; ii verificar se os conceitos da percepção de esforço acompanharam as mudanças que ocorreram acerca dos seus mecanismos causais. Foram realizadas buscas nas bases de dados PubMed, Science Direct e Scielo com os termos “rate perceivedexertionandreview” e “perceivedexertionandreview”. No total, foram incluídos 18 artigos, que tiveram como objetivo principal a percepção geral de esforço em exercício físico. Apesar da antiga existência da teoria do Disparo corolário para explicar os mecanismos causais da percepção de esforço, verifica-se que, após as proposições de Borg, a maior parte da literatura descreve a percepção de esforço através do mecanismo de Feedback aferente, baseada em estudos correlacionais. Apenas em 2009, a teoria original do Disparo corolário reaparece. Quanto aos conceitos, a maioria deles remete ao mecanismo de feedback aferente, utilizando-se de constructos como respostas fisiológicas, estresse, desconforto e dor, que são incongruentes com a teoria do Disparo corolário e apresentam mecanismos distintos aos da percepção de esforço. Portanto, verificou-se que os estudos de Borg influenciaram nos mecanismos e conceitos contemporâneos da percepção de esforço. Com o passar do tempo, houve incorporação de constructos no conceito original de Borg, porém, sempre embasado na teoria do Feedback aferente.

  19. Prevalencia de los mecanismos de adaptación del paciente con enfermedad renal bajo tratamiento de hemodiálisis

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La enfermedad renal crónica es resultante de diversas enfermedades crónico degenerativas. El paciente con dicha enfermedad y sometido a hemodiálisis sufre muchos cambios en su estilo de vida. Es por ello que es importante evaluar la prevalencia de los mecanismos de adaptación en el paciente en los aspectos psicológico, afectivo y social. Objetivo: Identificar la prevalencia de los mecanismos adaptativos en el área de lo psicológico, afectivo y social que utiliza el paciente con insuficiencia renal crónica bajo tratamiento de hemodiálisis. Materiales y Métodos: Es un estudio descriptivo de tipo cuantitativo, se utilizó el cuestionario “Mecanismos de adaptación de los pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica en terapia de hemodiálisis”. Se realizó en el año 2010; y presentó un coeficiente del Alfa de Cronbach de 7.0, los datos se analizaron mediante estadística descriptiva. Resultados y Discusión: El estudio arrojó una prevalencia en los mecanismos afectivos, con un 71.4% en la adaptación comprometida; los mecanismos  sociales sobresalen con un 61.9% en la adaptación compensatoria; no evidenciando porcentajes favorables en los mecanismos psicológicos. Conclusiones: La mayoría de las personas con enfermedad renal bajo tratamiento de hemodiálisis, utilizan diferentes mecanismos de adaptación a su proceso lo cual depende completamente del ambiente en el que se desarrollan y el acompañamiento familiar que reciben. Cómo citar este artículo: García DJ, Ochoa MC, Martínez NE, Gonzáles B, Sánchez M, Martínez M. Prevalencia de los mecanismos de adaptación del paciente con enfermedad renal bajo tratamiento de hemodiálisis. Rev Cuid. 2016; 7(1: 1144-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.15649/cuidarte.v7i1.167

  20. Mudança dos mecanismos de defesa e das características de personalidade no processo terapêutico

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    Loureiro, Diana de Paiva Silvano Calado

    2012-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado apresentada ao ISPA - Instituto Universitário, na especialidade de Psicologia Clínica Os mecanismos de defesa são um dos conceitos mais originais e uma das mais duráveis contribuições teóricas da psicanálise. O objetivo desta revisão de literatura consiste em aprofundar questões relacionadas com o desenvolvimento e evolução de conceções acerca do conceito, compreender funções relevantes dos mecanismos de defesa, e sobretudo fazer uma pesquisa acerca da i...

  1. UN MODELO DEL MECANISMO DE ENTRADA DE LOS ROTAVIRUS A LA CÉLULA HOSPEDERA A model for the mechanism of entry of rotaviruses into the host cell

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    Orlando Acosta L; Martha N Calderón; Liz P Moreno; Carlos A Guerrero

    2009-01-01

    Antecedentes. La infección rotaviral es causa principal de gastroenteritis aguda severa en niños menores de cinco años. La capa protéica externa de la partícula viral está implicada en las interacciones iniciales virus-superficie celular. El mecanismo rotaviral de unión y entrada a la célula parece ser un proceso de múltiples pasos donde las proteínas rotavirales VP4 y VP7 interaccionan con diferentes moléculas de la superficie celular. Objetivo. Proponer un mecanismo de entrada de rotavirus ...

  2. [Chronic gastritis and intestinal metaplasia].

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    Castillo, T; Navarrete, J; Celestina, A

    1989-01-01

    Much has been written about gastric mucosae behavior and the occurrence of intestinal metaplasia. The aim of this paper is to learn something more about these matters in peruvian population. We selected 100 patients with endoscopically no localized lesions between 30 to 70 years of age. We took 8 samples of gastric mucosae in each patient which were carefully examined for the presence of inflammatory changes, settle the line type between antral and fundic mucosae and the frequency of intestinal metaplasia finding. The results showed disagreement between endoscopic and histological findings, so we conclude it is better to diagnose chronic gastritis on the basis of histological parameters. The line between antral and fundic mucosae was of the close type one found in 87% of all cases and it advanced proximally with increasing age. Intestinal metaplasia was present in 46% of the whole number of patients and the rate of occurrence increased in 50% over 50 years age. These findings will let us compare future investigations of gastric mucosae behavior with localized benign or malign lesions.

  3. Radiological manifestations of intestinal tuberculosis

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    Im, Jae Hoon

    1974-01-01

    Radiological findings of 87 cases of intestinal tuberculosis are analyzed and presented. The diagnosis was based on histopathology in 29 cases, and on clinical ground and radiological findings in 58 cases. The radio of male and female patients was 4:6, and peak incidence is between 10 and 30. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, fever and general weakness are frequent symptoms, and tenderness of abdomen, ascites with abdominal distension, malnutrition and emaciation are frequent signs of the patients. Laboratory investigation reveal anemia, raised ESR, hypoalbuminaemia and positive occult blood reaction in the stool in most of the patients. Chest film show activity pulmonary tuberculosis in only 1/3 patients. There is no pathognomonic radiological findings in intestinal tuberculosis and their manifestations are protean, and differentiation from other inflammatory diseases and malignant tumors in gastrointestinal tract is very difficult on radiological ground alone. However, in patients with complaining vague abdominal symptoms and signs, the radiological diagnosis is most certain means in the decision of existence of organic lesion and suggestion of tuberculosis in the gastrointestinal tract and its extent as yet. Multiplicity of the lesion, involvement of adjacent organ such as peritoneum or mesenteric lymph nodes, typical nodularity or irregularity of mesenteric border and existence of active pulmonary tuberculosis are the suggestive findings of intestinal tuberculosis. In the diagnosis of inflammatory disease or malignant tumor of gastrointestinal tract, the possibility of tuberculosis should be borne in mind, and vice versa

  4. [Intestinal parasitic diseases in children].

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    Mare, Anca; Man, A; Toma, Felicia; Székely, Edit; Lôrinczi, Lilla; Sipoş, Anca

    2007-01-01

    To compare the incidence of intestinal parasitosis between children with residence in urban and rural areas: to compare the efficacy of parasitologic diagnostic methods. In our study we included two lots of children. The first lot consisted in 74 children from rural areas from which we collected 44 samples of feces and 55 samples for the "Scotch tape" test. The second lot consisted in 214 children from urban areas from which we collected 44 samples of feces. We examined each sample of feces by three different methods. The study was performed between April to June 2006. The incidence of intestinal parasitosis increases in children from urban areas towards rural areas, and in children between 5 and 10 years. Ascariasis is the most frequent disease in both urban and rural areas. By examination of each fecal sample by three different methods, the number of positive cases increased. The residence in rural areas and age between 5 to 10 years are risk factors for intestinal parasitosis. The "Scotch tape" test was more efficient in Enterobius vermicularis infection than the methods performed from feces. We recommend using at the same time three diagnostic methods for feces examination to improve the diagnostic sensibility.

  5. Colon in acute intestinal infection.

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    Guarino, Alfredo; Buccigrossi, Vittoria; Armellino, Carla

    2009-04-01

    The colon is actively implicated in intestinal infections not only as a target of enteric pathogens and their products but also as a target organ for treatment. In the presence of diarrhea, both of osmotic and secretory nature, the colon reacts with homeostatic mechanisms to increase ion absorption. These mechanisms can be effectively exploited to decrease fluid discharge. A model of intestinal infections using rotavirus (RV) in colonic cells was set up and used to define a dual model of secretory and osmotic diarrhea in sequence. Using this model, antidiarrheal drugs were tested, namely zinc and the enkephalinase inhibitor racecadotril. Zinc was able to decrease the enterotoxic activity responsible for secretory diarrhea. It also inhibited the cytotoxic effect of RV. The mechanism of zinc was related at least in part to the activation of MAPK activity, but also a direct antiviral effect was observed. Racecadotril showed a potent and selective inhibition of active secretion, being particularly effective in the first phase of RV diarrhea. The use of drugs active at the colonic level, therefore, offers effective options to treat intestinal infections in childhood. In addition, the colon is the natural site of colonic microflora, a target of probiotic therapy, which is the first line of approach recommended by the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition to treat infectious diarrhea.

  6. Immunogenetic control of the intestinal microbiota.

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    Marietta, Eric; Rishi, Abdul; Taneja, Veena

    2015-07-01

    All vertebrates contain a diverse collection of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, on their various body surfaces, and the ecological community of these microorganisms is referred to as the microbiota. Mucosal sites, such as the intestine, harbour the majority of microorganisms, and the human intestine contains the largest community of commensal and symbiotic bacteria. This intestinal community of bacteria is diverse, and there is a significant variability among individuals with respect to the composition of the intestinal microbiome. Both genetic and environmental factors can influence the diversity and composition of the intestinal bacteria with the predominant environmental factor being diet. So far, studies have shown that diet-dependent differences in the composition of intestinal bacteria can be classified into three groups, called enterotypes. Other environmental factors that can influence the composition include antibiotics, probiotics, smoking and drugs. Studies of monozygotic and dizygotic twins have proven that genetics plays a role. Recently, MHC II genes have been associated with specific microbial compositions in human infants and transgenic mice that express different HLA alleles. There is a growing list of genes/molecules that are involved with the sensing and monitoring of the intestinal lumen by the intestinal immune system that, when genetically altered, will significantly alter the composition of the intestinal microflora. The focus of this review will be on the genetic factors that influence the composition of the intestinal microflora. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  7. Immediate postconditioning during reperfusion attenuates intestinal injury.

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    Liu, Ke-Xuan; Li, Yun-Sheng; Huang, Wen-Qi; Chen, Shu-Qing; Wang, Zhong-Xin; Liu, Jia-Xin; Xia, Zhengyuan

    2009-05-01

    To test the hypothesis that immediate but not delayed ischemic postconditioning (IPo) during reperfusion attenuates intestinal injury, and that ischemic preconditioning (IPC) and IPo may confer synergy in intestinal protection. Prospective laboratory animal study with concurrent control. Adult Sprague-Dawley rats. Intestinal ischemia/reperfusion (II/R) injury in rats was produced by clamping superior mesenteric artery for 60 min followed by 60 min reperfusion; IPC was elicited by 10 min ischemia and 10 min reperfusion before index ischemia; IPo was performed by three cycles of 30 s reperfusion and 30 s ischemia initiated either immediately at the onset of reperfusion (IPo) or after reperfusion for 3 min (delayed-IPo). Combination of IPC and IPo was performed by combining both protocols. Intestinal ischemia/reperfusion resulted in significant intestinal injury evidenced as significant increase in Chiu's scores and wet-to-dry intestine weight ratio accompanied with increases in plasma levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-6, as well as increases in the intestinal tissue lipid peroxidation product malonediadehyde and myeloperoxidase activity as compared to control animals (all P IPo or their combination (P IPo (P > 0.05). IPC and IPo showed synergistic protection compared with either protocol alone. Ischemic postconditioning reduces intestinal injury, in part, by inhibiting oxidative injury, neutrophils filtration and proinflammatory response. The early period of reperfusion is critical to intestinal protection by IPo, and intestinal protection with IPo can be enhanced by IPC.

  8. Intestinal microcirculatory dysfunction and neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis.

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    Zhang, Hong-yi; Wang, Fang; Feng, Jie-xiong

    2013-01-01

    Based on the observation that coagulation necrosis occurs in the majority of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) patients, it is clear that intestinal ischemia is a contributing factor to the pathogenesis of NEC. However, the published studies regarding the role of intestinal ischemia in NEC are controversial. The aim of this paper is to review the current studies regarding intestinal microcirculatory dysfunction and NEC, and try to elucidate the exact role of intestinal microcirculatory dysfunction in NEC. The studies cited in this review were mainly obtained from articles listed in Medline and PubMed. The search terms used were "intestinal microcirculatory dysfunction" and "neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis". Mainly original milestone articles and critical reviews written by major pioneer investigators in the field were selected. Immature regulatory control of mesentery circulation makes the neonatal intestinal microvasculature vulnerable. When neonates are subjected to stress, endothelial cell dysfunction occurs and results in vasoconstriction of arterioles, inflammatory cell infiltration and activation in venules, and endothelial barrier disruption in capillaries. The compromised vasculature increases circulation resistance and therefore decreases intestinal perfusion, and may eventually progress to intestinal necrosis. Intestinal ischemia plays an important role through the whole course of NEC. New therapeutic agents targeting intestinal ischemia, like HB-EGF, are promising therapeutic agents for the treatment of NEC.

  9. Ketogenesis contributes to intestinal cell differentiation.

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    Wang, Qingding; Zhou, Yuning; Rychahou, Piotr; Fan, Teresa W-M; Lane, Andrew N; Weiss, Heidi L; Evers, B Mark

    2017-03-01

    The intestinal epithelium undergoes a continual process of proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. Previously, we have shown that the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway has a critical role in intestinal homeostasis. However, the downstream targets mediating the effects of mTOR in intestinal cells are not known. Here, we show that the ketone body β-hydroxybutyrate (βHB), an endogenous inhibitor of histone deacetylases (HDACs) induces intestinal cell differentiation as noted by the increased expression of differentiation markers (Mucin2 (MUC2), lysozyme, IAP, sucrase-isomaltase, KRT20, villin, Caudal-related homeobox transcription factor 2 (CDX2) and p21 Waf1 ). Conversely, knockdown of the ketogenic mitochondrial enzyme hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA synthase 2 (HMGCS2) attenuated spontaneous differentiation in the human colon cancer cell line Caco-2. Overexpression of HMGCS2, which we found is localized specifically in the more differentiated portions of the intestinal mucosa, increased the expression of CDX2, thus further suggesting the contributory role of HMGCS2 in intestinal differentiation. In addition, mice fed a ketogenic diet demonstrated increased differentiation of intestinal cells as noted by an increase in the enterocyte, goblet and Paneth cell lineages. Moreover, we showed that either knockdown of mTOR or inhibition of mTORC1 with rapamycin increases the expression of HMGCS2 in intestinal cells in vitro and in vivo, suggesting a possible cross-talk between mTOR and HMGCS2/βHB signaling in intestinal cells. In contrast, treatment of intestinal cells with βHB or feeding mice with a ketogenic diet inhibits mTOR signaling in intestinal cells. Together, we provide evidence showing that HMGCS2/βHB contributes to intestinal cell differentiation. Our results suggest that mTOR acts cooperatively with HMGCS2/βHB to maintain intestinal homeostasis.

  10. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE LOS ADOLESCENTES INVOLUCRADOS EN EL BULLYING

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    El presente trabajo tuvo por objetivo explorar los roles de los alumnos adolescentes que participan en episodios de acoso escolar y su relación con factores de riesgo y efectos inmediatos en el bullying. Para dar un mejor entendimiento del acoso escolar o bullying este trabajo está integrado por cinco apartados. El primer capítulo que compone el marco teórico, se refiere al Bullying; el cual trata de la definición y características del fenómeno a estudiar (acoso escolar o bullying), así tipos...

  11. Modelos informáticos para entender la evolución. (Mecanismos de evolución adaptativa facilitada

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    Cedano, Juan

    2002-05-01

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    «La generación espontánea de la vida en la tierra habría tenido tantas probabilidades de darse como el ensamblaje de un avión 747 por un tornado a su paso por un depósito de chatarra». Fred Hoyle

    El modelo darwinista es un modelo sencillo que pretende explicar la manera en la que los seres vivos han evolucionado. La simplicidad de sus planteamientos ha facilitado la difusión de estas ideas. Pero esa misma simplicidad hace que difícilmente pueda explicar la complejidad de los seres vivos. Tampoco explica la enorme velocidad de evolución de las especies, que se deduce de la aparente ausencia de intermediarios en el registro fósil. Para soslayar estos problemas, diversos autores han sugerido la presencia en la célula de mecanismos adaptativos y no preadaptativos, como sugiere el modelo darwinista. La arquitectura de los sistemas informáticos, así como los lenguajes de programación, han tendido, a medida que se han ido haciendo mas complejos, a adoptar la filosofía de los servicios prestados o programación orientada a objeto. Otras herramientas como el debugger han facilitado tremendamente la tarea de los programadores para depurar código y localizar y corregir errores de programación. La adopción de esta filosofía de trabajo ha posibilitado la aparición de sistemas informáticos complejos, robustos y de fácil actualización. Los principios que han posibilitado el aumento en complejidad, su robustez y han facilitado la evolución de lo sistemas informáticos, también podrían estar presentes en la célula. A estos mecanismos los podríamos llamar de «adaptación facilitada», y permitirían: a introducir azar «controladamente» en los genes, b acotar los conjuntos de genes sobre los que este mecanismo actúa, c «validar» si los cambios introducidos han sido o no adaptativos, d facilitar la fijación de dichos cambios en el genoma y e facilitar la propagación horizontal

  12. Respuesta a la hipoxia: Un mecanismo sistémico basado en el control de la expresión génica Response to hypoxia: A systemic mechanism based on the control of gene expression

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    Carlos Caramelo

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available La respuesta hipóxica, sobre la que se dispone de nuevos datos críticamente importantes, puede esquematizarse en tres sistemas, vg. de detección o sensor de oxígeno, de regulación, que controla la expresión génica y efector. El elemento principal de organización del sistema regulador es un factor de transcripción específico, el factor inducible por hipoxia 1 (HIF-1. En presencia de oxígeno, la subunidad a del HIF-1 (HIF-1a se modifica por las hidroxilasas, que constituyen el punto central del mecanismo sensor, induciendo su catabolismo por el proteosoma. Por el contrario, en hipoxia, o en presencia de algunos factores de crecimiento que incrementan su síntesis, el HIF-1a se transloca al núcleo, donde, unido al HIF-1b, actúa como factor transcripcional de genes con elementos de respuesta hipóxica (HRE en su promotor. Estos regulan la síntesis de una amplia serie de proteínas, que abarcan desde enzimas respiratorias y transportadores hasta hormonas involucradas en la regulación a escala del organismo de la circulación y la eritropoyesis. El papel del HIF-1 no se restringe a la mera inducción de una respuesta adaptativa a la falta de oxígeno, sino que participa significativamente en los mecanismos de reparación celular. Una simple lista de algunas alteraciones de importancia fisiopatológica, tanto estimulatorias como inhibitorias, que involucran al sistema de HIF-1, incluiría: enfermedad pulmonar crónica, adaptación al tabaco/humo, anemia/hemorragia, isquemia/reperfusión, crecimiento, vascularización y resistencia celular de los tumores, preeclampsia y crecimiento intrauterino retardado, hiper o hipovascularización retiniana, sobredosis de fármacos, enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal y curación de heridas. Esta sola enumeración ilustra la importancia de este mecanismo.New, critically important data have been recently generated about the response to hypoxia. This response can be schematized in three main systems or

  13. Mecanismos de acción y de resistencia a rifampicina e isoniacida en Mycobacterium tuberculosis: nueva información sobre viejos conocidos Mechanisms of action of and resistance to rifampicin and isoniazid in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: new information on old friends

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    A. I. De la Iglesia

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available La tuberculosis constituye todavía una de la causas más frecuentes de mortalidad en el mundo. A pesar de la implementación de tratamientos con cuatro drogas antituberculosas, la aparición de cepas resistentes y multirresistentes ha comprometido la eficacia de los mismos. Dos de las drogas en uso, la rifampicina y la isoniacida, recibieron gran atención por su importancia terapéutica, incluso se han identificado los genes involucrados en los mecanismos de resistencia y los que codifican para sus blancos moleculares. La rifampicina es un inhibidor de la subunidad beta de la ARN polimerasa de procariotas, incluido Mycobacterium tuberculosis. La resistencia a esta droga está principalmente mediada por mutaciones agrupadas en una región del gen rpoB. Una pequeña fracción de cepas resistentes no mostró mutaciones en rpoB, lo que sugiere la existencia de otros mecanismos de resistencia, posiblemente eflujo de la droga. La isoniacida es una prodroga que se activa por la catalasa-peroxidasa KatG. Mutaciones en katG son las más comúnmente identificadas en cepas clínicas de M. tuberculosis resistentes a isoniacida, confiriendo altos niveles de resistencia. Sin embargo, el blanco molecular de acción para la isoniacida es la InhA, una enoil-ACP reductasa involucrada en la vía de síntesis de los ácidos micólicos. Otras mutaciones involucradas en la resistencia a la isoniacida afectan al gen ndh, que codifica para la NADH deshidrogenasa.Human tuberculosis is still one of the most frequent causes of death worldwide. Despite the implementation of therapeutic regimes combining four drugs, the rise of resistant and multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains has compromised their efficacy. Two of the most effective anti-tubercular drugs in use, rifampicin and isoniazid, have been closely studied due to their therapeutic importance. These studies have led to the identification of the genes involved in resistance mechanisms and of those

  14. Especiação e seus mecanismos: histórico conceitual e avanços recentes

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    Eduardo Colley

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    Full Text Available Apresenta uma abordagem histórica sobre conceitos gerais de especiação e seus mecanismos, a partir das ideias primordiais até as teorias mais recentes que visam elucidar a origem da biodiversidade. Sabe-se que especiação é um tema polêmico e complexo que abrange praticamente todas as linhas de pesquisa dentro da biologia, além da geologia e da paleontologia. O objetivo principal do artigo é clarificar os conceitos teóricos sobre a origem das espécies animais, na ordem cronológica em que foram estabelecidos, ao longo do desenvolvimento da biologia evolutiva como ciência.

  15. Dieta cetogênica: como o uso de uma dieta pode interferir em mecanismos neuropatológicos

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    Pereira, Érica Silva; Alves, Marion; Sacramento, Thaiana; Rocha, Vera Lúcia

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    p. 78-82 A dieta cetogênica tem sido usada de forma ampla e com sucesso para o tratamento de crianças com epilepsia de difícil controle desde a década de 1920. Mas foi somente há uma década que a dieta cetogênica deixou de ser vista como um tratamento alternativo ou de última escolha para estes pacientes e seu uso tem sido considerado em todo o mundo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi revisar o conhecimento disponível acerca da dieta cetogênica: mecanismo de ação, eficácia, tolerabili...

  16. Acerca de los mecanismos de desconstrucción del orden social instituyente durante el momento adolescente

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    Alejandro Bilbao

    Full Text Available Los estudios desarrollados sobre la cuestión del súperyo en el momento adolescente, reconocen la posibilidad y la necesidad de distanciamiento del sujeto frente a esta figura, dejando no obstante abiertas las preguntas por los mecanismos de esta operación. En este artículo, se propone una lectura de esta problemática, mediante el análisis del vínculo entre el trabajo de posicionamiento adolescente frente al orden social instituyente y el trabajo de la sublimación en el sujeto. Con este propósito se propondrá comprender las posibilidades del sujeto de posicionarse éticamente frente a lo real, a partir de la construcción de un espacio subjetivo de transición, traducción y narración.

  17. A governamentalização do Estado contemporâneo: uma cartografia dos mecanismos estatais de controle

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    Benites Luiz Felipe Rocha

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    Full Text Available Este ensaio analisa o processo de "governamentalização" do Estado e as implicações desse processo para a sua própria continuidade. Nutrindo-se de trabalhos genealógicos e estudos contemporâneos, procura-se cartografar alguns caminhos pelos quais os mecanismos de controle e regulação das populações estão sendo recriados e reorganizados, renovando a capacidade normalizadora do campo estatal. A análise aponta que o exercício do "governamento" contemporâneo avança no território do trabalho imaterial no serviço público ao articular o uso de novas tecnologias telemáticas com a produção de subjetividades "desejantes" de controle.

  18. Epidermal Growth Factor and Intestinal Barrier Function

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    Full Text Available Epidermal growth factor (EGF is a 53-amino acid peptide that plays an important role in regulating cell growth, survival, migration, apoptosis, proliferation, and differentiation. In addition, EGF has been established to be an effective intestinal regulator helping to protect intestinal barrier integrity, which was essential for the absorption of nutrients and health in humans and animals. Several researches have demonstrated that EGF via binding to the EGF receptor and subsequent activation of Ras/MAPK, PI3K/AKT, PLC-γ/PKC, and STATS signal pathways regulates intestinal barrier function. In this review, the relationship between epidermal growth factor and intestinal development and intestinal barrier is described, to provide a better understanding of the effects of EGF on intestine development and health.

  19. Intestinal epithelium in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Full Text Available The intestinal epithelium has a strategic position as a protective physical barrier to luminal microbiota and actively contributes to the mucosal immune system. This barrier is mainly formed by a monolayer of specialized intestinal epithelial cells (IECs that are crucial in maintaining intestinal homeostasis. Therefore, dysregulation within the epithelial layer can increase intestinal permeability, lead to abnormalities in interactions between IECs and immune cells in underlying lamina propria, and disturb the intestinal immune homeostasis, all of which are linked to the clinical disease course of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD. Understanding the role of the intestinal epithelium in IBD pathogenesis might contribute to an improved knowledge of the inflammatory processes and the identification of potential therapeutic targets.

  20. Mecanismos de corrosión e inhibición electroquímica del acero galvanorrecocido

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    Full Text Available The corrosion mechanism of galvannealed in 0,6 M NaCl has been evaluated by means of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS. After 48 hours and for longer immersion time, up to 1 month, in sodium chloride, the system is controlled by a diffusion process at finite layer. Moreover, the effectiveness of cerium salts as inhibitor added in the electrolyte has been studied. Inhibition percentages of about 85% for 500 and 1000 ppm at 24 hours have been found. On the hand, changes in the corrosion mechanism due to the cerium presence were shown.

    Se ha estudiado el mecanismo de corrosión de un acero galvanorrecocido, en 0,6 M de cloruro sódico, mediante espectroscopia de impedancia electroquímica. Los resultados revelan que el sistema, para tiempos mayores de 48 h de inmersión y hasta 1 mes en NaCl, está controlado por un proceso de difusión en capa finita. A su vez, se ha estudiado la efectividad de sales de cerio como inhibidor añadido en el medio agresivo, obteniéndose porcentajes de inhibición del 85% para concentraciones de 500 y 1.000 ppm a las 24 h de exposición. Además, los espectros de impedancia electroquímica revelan un cambio en el mecanismo de corrosión del galvanorrecocido por la adición del cerio en el medio.

  1. Modelos y mecanismos de interacción universidad-empresa-estado: retos para las universidades colombianas

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    Katherine Pineda Márquez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Las interacciones entre las universidades y el entorno han sido objeto de estudio en las últimas décadas, sobre todo en el marco de la nueva economía, donde se toma el conocimiento como factor estratégico para la generación de riqueza, y a las universidades como las organizaciones que deben producirlo. El objeto de este artículo es presentar una revisión de literatura alrededor de los principales modelos y mecanismos de interacción Universidad-entorno, con el fin de identificar algunos retos para las universidades colombianas. Esta revisión se realizó en fuentes secundarias, principalmente en bases de datos científicas, y arrojó como resultado que estos modelos y mecanismos han tendido a homogeneizarse, aplicándose indistintamente en los contextos particulares de cada región, produciendo resultados positivos especialmente en Estados Unidos y otros países industrializados, y, por el contrario, fuertes diferencias ideológicas y limitaciones en las interacciones entre los diferentes actores, así como en las capacidades en términos de ciencia, tecnología e innovación de los países en desarrollo, como Colombia. Algunos de los retos que tienen las universidades colombianas están relacionados con el desafío de incrementar sus capacidades de investigación, su acumulación y transferencia de conocimiento, mejorar sus políticas de propiedad intelectual y construir su propio modelo de interacción a partir de sus capacidades internas y del contexto en el cual están inmersas.

  2. Cinnamon polyphenols regulate multiple metabolic pathways involved in intestinal lipid metabolism of primary small intestinal enterocytes

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    Increasing evidence suggests that dietary factors may affect the expression of multiple genes and signaling pathways including those that regulate intestinal lipoprotein metabolism. The small intestine is actively involved in the regulation of dietary lipid absorption, intracellular transport and me...

  3. The effect of gastric inhibitory polypeptide on intestinal glucose absorption and intestinal motility in mice

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    Ogawa, Eiichi [Department of Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University (Japan); Hosokawa, Masaya [Department of Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University (Japan); Faculty of Human Sciences, Tezukayama Gakuin University, Osaka (Japan); Harada, Norio; Yamane, Shunsuke; Hamasaki, Akihiro; Toyoda, Kentaro; Fujimoto, Shimpei; Fujita, Yoshihito; Fukuda, Kazuhito [Department of Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University (Japan); Tsukiyama, Katsushi; Yamada, Yuichiro [Department of Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University (Japan); Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Geriatric Medicine, Akita University School of Medicine, Akita (Japan); Seino, Yutaka [Department of Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University (Japan); Kansai Electric Power Hospital, Osaka (Japan); Inagaki, Nobuya, E-mail: inagaki@metab.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Department of Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University (Japan); CREST of Japan Science and Technology Cooperation (JST), Kyoto (Japan)

    2011-01-07

    Research highlights: {yields} Exogenous GIP inhibits intestinal motility through a somatostatin-mediated pathway. {yields} Exogenous GIP inhibits intestinal glucose absorption by reducing intestinal motility. {yields} The GIP-receptor-mediated action in intestine does not involve in GLP-1-mediated pathway. -- Abstract: Gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) is released from the small intestine upon meal ingestion and increases insulin secretion from pancreatic {beta} cells. Although the GIP receptor is known to be expressed in small intestine, the effects of GIP in small intestine are not fully understood. This study was designed to clarify the effect of GIP on intestinal glucose absorption and intestinal motility. Intestinal glucose absorption in vivo was measured by single-pass perfusion method. Incorporation of [{sup 14}C]-glucose into everted jejunal rings in vitro was used to evaluate the effect of GIP on sodium-glucose co-transporter (SGLT). Motility of small intestine was measured by intestinal transit after oral administration of a non-absorbed marker. Intraperitoneal administration of GIP inhibited glucose absorption in wild-type mice in a concentration-dependent manner, showing maximum decrease at the dosage of 50 nmol/kg body weight. In glucagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor-deficient mice, GIP inhibited glucose absorption as in wild-type mice. In vitro examination of [{sup 14}C]-glucose uptake revealed that 100 nM GIP did not change SGLT-dependent glucose uptake in wild-type mice. After intraperitoneal administration of GIP (50 nmol/kg body weight), small intestinal transit was inhibited to 40% in both wild-type and GLP-1 receptor-deficient mice. Furthermore, a somatostatin receptor antagonist, cyclosomatostatin, reduced the inhibitory effect of GIP on both intestinal transit and glucose absorption in wild-type mice. These results demonstrate that exogenous GIP inhibits intestinal glucose absorption by reducing intestinal motility through a somatostatin

  4. The effect of gastric inhibitory polypeptide on intestinal glucose absorption and intestinal motility in mice

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    Ogawa, Eiichi; Hosokawa, Masaya; Harada, Norio; Yamane, Shunsuke; Hamasaki, Akihiro; Toyoda, Kentaro; Fujimoto, Shimpei; Fujita, Yoshihito; Fukuda, Kazuhito; Tsukiyama, Katsushi; Yamada, Yuichiro; Seino, Yutaka; Inagaki, Nobuya

    2011-01-01

    Research highlights: → Exogenous GIP inhibits intestinal motility through a somatostatin-mediated pathway. → Exogenous GIP inhibits intestinal glucose absorption by reducing intestinal motility. → The GIP-receptor-mediated action in intestine does not involve in GLP-1-mediated pathway. -- Abstract: Gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) is released from the small intestine upon meal ingestion and increases insulin secretion from pancreatic β cells. Although the GIP receptor is known to be expressed in small intestine, the effects of GIP in small intestine are not fully understood. This study was designed to clarify the effect of GIP on intestinal glucose absorption and intestinal motility. Intestinal glucose absorption in vivo was measured by single-pass perfusion method. Incorporation of [ 14 C]-glucose into everted jejunal rings in vitro was used to evaluate the effect of GIP on sodium-glucose co-transporter (SGLT). Motility of small intestine was measured by intestinal transit after oral administration of a non-absorbed marker. Intraperitoneal administration of GIP inhibited glucose absorption in wild-type mice in a concentration-dependent manner, showing maximum decrease at the dosage of 50 nmol/kg body weight. In glucagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor-deficient mice, GIP inhibited glucose absorption as in wild-type mice. In vitro examination of [ 14 C]-glucose uptake revealed that 100 nM GIP did not change SGLT-dependent glucose uptake in wild-type mice. After intraperitoneal administration of GIP (50 nmol/kg body weight), small intestinal transit was inhibited to 40% in both wild-type and GLP-1 receptor-deficient mice. Furthermore, a somatostatin receptor antagonist, cyclosomatostatin, reduced the inhibitory effect of GIP on both intestinal transit and glucose absorption in wild-type mice. These results demonstrate that exogenous GIP inhibits intestinal glucose absorption by reducing intestinal motility through a somatostatin-mediated pathway rather

  5. Differentiated thyroid carcinoma and intestinal polyposis syndromes.

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    Triggiani, Vincenzo; Angelo Giagulli, Vito; Tafaro, Angela; Resta, Francesco; Sabba, Carlo; Licchelli, Brunella; Guastamacchia, Edoardo

    2012-12-01

    Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Cowden's Syndrome, and Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome are well known as Intestinal Polyposis Syndromes, inherited conditions characterized by the development of polyps of the gastro-intestinal tract in association with extra-intestinal manifestations, in particular malignant tumors at different sites. Thyroid carcinoma is sometimes a part of the clinical picture of these syndromes. The aim of this paper is to review the literature dealing with the association between differentiated thyroid carcinomas and Intestinal Polyposis Syndromes in order to point out peculiar aspects, providing suggestions for the screening and the management of thyroid tumors in these patients.

  6. Sonographic diagnosis of intestinal polyps in children.

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    Parra, Dimitri A; Navarro, Oscar M

    2008-06-01

    Although colonoscopy is the modality of choice for the diagnosis of intestinal polyps, sonography may be the first diagnostic modality in the evaluation of children with this pathology. Graded compression sonography of the small and large bowel may be useful in diagnosing intestinal polyps. A specific diagnosis is possible in many cases as most polyps have a characteristic appearance. Although sonography is not intended to replace endoscopy in the diagnostic work-up of intestinal polyps, it is important for radiologists to be aware of this appearance as they can be the first in making the diagnosis of intestinal polyps using sonography.

  7. Intestinal absorption of fluorescently labeled nanoparticles.

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    Simovic, Spomenka; Song, Yunmei; Nann, Thomas; Desai, Tejal A

    2015-07-01

    Characterization of intestinal absorption of nanoparticles is critical in the design of noninvasive anticancer, protein-based, and gene nanoparticle-based therapeutics. Here we demonstrate a general approach for the characterization of the intestinal absorption of nanoparticles and for understanding the mechanisms active in their processing within healthy intestinal cells. It is generally accepted that the cellular processing represents a major drawback of current nanoparticle-based therapeutic systems. In particular, endolysosomal trafficking causes degradation of therapeutic molecules such as proteins, lipids, acid-sensitive anticancer drugs, and genes. To date, investigations into nanoparticle processing within intestinal cells have studied mass transport through Caco-2 cells or everted rat intestinal sac models. We developed an approach to visualize directly the mechanisms of nanoparticle processing within intestinal tissue. These results clearly identify a mechanism by which healthy intestinal cells process nanoparticles and point to the possible use of this approach in the design of noninvasive nanoparticle-based therapies. Advances in nanomedicine have resulted in the development of new therapies for various diseases. Intestinal route of administration remains the easiest and most natural. The authors here designed experiments to explore and characterize the process of nanoparticle transport across the intestinal tissue. In so doing, further insights were gained for future drug design. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Bile acids in regulation of intestinal physiology.

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    Keating, Niamh

    2009-10-01

    In addition to their roles in facilitating lipid digestion and absorption, bile acids are recognized as important regulators of intestinal function. Exposure to bile acids can dramatically influence intestinal transport and barrier properties; in recent years, they have also become appreciated as important factors in regulating cell growth and survival. Indeed, few cells reside within the intestinal mucosa that are not altered to some degree by exposure to bile acids. The past decade saw great advances in the knowledge of how bile acids exert their actions at the cellular and molecular levels. In this review, we summarize the current understanding of the role of bile acids in regulation of intestinal physiology.

  9. Intestinal myiasis caused by Muscina stabulans

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    Shivekar S

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Intestinal maggots were isolated from a patient, who had reported to the Department of General Medicine of Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Puducherry, in southern India with complaints of abdominal distress, bloating of abdomen and intestinal hurry following a meal. He was diagnosed as a case of intestinal myiasis. Maggots obtained from his stool were identified to be Muscina stabulans based on characteristic patterns of posterior spiracles. He was treated with purgatives and albendazole. This intestinal myiasis case caused by M. stabulans is reported here because of its rare occurrence and the need to establish a correct diagnosis.

  10. Ischemia-reperfusion and neonatal intestinal injury.

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    Young, Christopher M; Kingma, Sandra D K; Neu, Josef

    2011-02-01

    We review research relating ischemia/reperfusion to injury in the neonatal intestine. Epidemiologic evidence suggests that the most common form of necrotizing enterocolitis is not triggered by a primary hypoxic-ischemic event. Its late occurrence, lack of preceding ischemic events, and evidence for microbial and inflammatory processes preclude a major role for primary hypoxic ischemia as the sentinel pathogenic event. However, term infants, especially those with congenital heart disease who have development of intestinal necrosis, and those preterm infants with spontaneous intestinal perforations, are more likely to have intestinal ischemia as a primary component of their disease pathogenesis. Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Effects of digested onion extracts on intestinal gene expression: an interspecies comparison using different intestine models

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    Hulst, M.M.; Meulen, van der J.; Hoekman, A.J.W.; Smits, M.A.

    2016-01-01

    Applicability of in vitro (human Caco-2 cells) and ex vivo intestine models (rat precision cut intestine slices and the pig in-situ small intestinal segment perfusion (SISP) technique) to study the effect of food compounds. In vitro digested yellow (YOd) and white onion extracts (WOd) were used as

  12. Intestinal Microbiota Signatures Associated With Histological Liver Steatosis in Pediatric-Onset Intestinal Failure

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    Korpela, K.; Mutanen, A.; Salonen, A.; Savilahti, E.; Vos, de W.M.; Pakarinen, M.P.

    2017-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Intestinal failure (IF)-associated liver disease (IFALD) is the major cause of mortality in IF. The link between intestinal microbiota and IFALD is unclear. METHODS: We compared intestinal microbiota of patients with IF (n = 23) with healthy controls (n = 58) using culture-independent

  13. Mecanismos moleculares por los cuales los ácidos grasos podrían influir en la captación de glucosa

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    Clara Eugenia Pérez

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta revisión tiene el propósito de actualizar el probable mecanismo molecular que ejercen los ácidos grasos en las células que captan glucosa, bajo el estimulo de la insulina y su posible implicación en la diabetes mellitus tipo 2 en la que suelen asociarse resistencia a la insulina, obesidad y síndrome metabólico. Entre los mecanismos moleculares por los cuales un aumento de los ácidos grasos libres podría producir resistencia a la insulina, se encuentra la disminución de los niveles de xilulosa 5-fosfato que bloquea la glucólisis por inhibición de la fosfofructocinasa, ello conduce a un aumento de los productos finales en la vía de las hexosaminas y a la activación de la proteincinasa C, un conocido activador de inhibidor de la cinasa Kappa Beta que inhibe la fosforilación del receptor del sustrato de insulina en tirosina, bloqueando los transportadores de glucosa. Existen investigaciones que sugieren que los ácidos grasos libres están implicados en la insulino-resistencia pero el mecanismo bioquímico no esta dilucidado del todo, pues no hay un mecanismo integral que los relacione o interconecte para concluir determinantemente cómo los altos niveles de ácidos grasos libres inducen la resistencia a la insulina.

  14. Inflammatory mediators and intestinal injury.

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    Caplan, M S; MacKendrick, W

    1994-06-01

    Although the causes of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) are not well understood, there is compelling evidence to suggest that the inflammatory mediators play an important role in the pathophysiology of the disease. This article examines the role of platelet-activating factor (PAF) and other mediators on the development of NEC, and attempts to explain the association of the putative NEC risk factors with altered mediator production and subsequent intestinal injury. The authors hypothesize that PAF is a key mediator in the final common pathway leading to NEC.

  15. Intestinal Lymphangiectasia Secondary to Neuroblastoma

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    Full Text Available An eight month-old infant presented with a 10-day history of vomiting and diarrhea, and a one-week history of swelling of the lower extremities. Laboratory evaluations revealed hypoproteinemia and lymphocytopenia due to protein-losing enteropathy. Peroral small bowel biopsy showed intestinal lymphangiectasia. Subsequent onset of unexplained ecchymosis and obstructive jaundice resulted in additional studies which revealed an omental neuroblastoma as the underlying etiology of the infant’s symptoms. This report emphasizes the importance of considering secondary, obstructive causes for lymphangiectasia and protein-losing enteropathy.

  16. Prematurity reduces functional adaptation to intestinal resection in piglets

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    Aunsholt, Lise; Thymann, Thomas; Qvist, Niels

    2015-01-01

    Background: Necrotizing enterocolitis and congenital gastrointestinal malformations in infants often require intestinal resection, with a subsequent risk of short bowel syndrome (SBS). We hypothesized that immediate intestinal adaptation following resection of the distal intestine with placement ...

  17. The Adaptive Response to Intestinal Oxidative Stress in Mammalian Hibernation

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    Carey, Hannah V

    2006-01-01

    .... Specific Aim 2 examines consequences of intestinal oxidative stress during hibernation including seasonal changes in NF-kB activation in intestine, seasonal changes in the intestinal mucosal immune...

  18. Lymphoma Caused by Intestinal Microbiota

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    Mitsuko L. Yamamoto

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The intestinal microbiota and gut immune system must constantly communicate to maintain a balance between tolerance and activation: on the one hand, our immune system should protect us from pathogenic microbes and on the other hand, most of the millions of microbes in and on our body are innocuous symbionts and some can even be beneficial. Since there is such a close interaction between the immune system and the intestinal microbiota, it is not surprising that some lymphomas such as mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma have been shown to be caused by the presence of certain bacteria. Animal models played an important role in establishing causation and mechanism of bacteria-induced MALT lymphoma. In this review we discuss different ways that animal models have been applied to establish a link between the gut microbiota and lymphoma and how animal models have helped to elucidate mechanisms of microbiota-induced lymphoma. While there are not a plethora of studies demonstrating a connection between microbiota and lymphoma development, we believe that animal models are a system which can be exploited in the future to enhance our understanding of causation and improve prognosis and treatment of lymphoma.

  19. Intestinal histoplasmosis in immunocompetent adults.

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    Zhu, Lin-Lin; Wang, Jin; Wang, Zi-Jing; Wang, Yi-Ping; Yang, Jin-Lin

    2016-04-21

    To present a retrospective analysis of clinical and endoscopic features of 4 cases of immunocompetent hosts with intestinal histoplasmosis (IH). Four immunocompetent adults were diagnosed with IH between October 2005 and March 2015 at West China Hospital of Sichuan University. Clinical and endoscopic characteristics were summarized and analyzed retrospectively. GMS (Gomori methenamine silver), PAS (periodic acid-Schiff) and Giemsa staining technique were used to confirm Histoplasma capsulatum(H. capsulatum). The symptoms, signs, endoscopic presentations, radiographic imaging, pathological stain results and follow-up are presented as tables and illustrations. The cases were male patients, ranging from 33 to 61 years old, and primarily presented with non-specific symptoms such as irregular fever, weight loss, abdominal pain and distention. Hepatosplenomegaly and lymphadenopathy were the most common signs. Endoscopic manifestations were localized or diffuse congestion, edema, ulcers, and polypoid nodules with central erosion involving the terminal ileum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon and rectum, similar to intestinal tuberculosis, tumor, and inflammatory bowel disease. Numerous yeast-like pathogens testing positive for PAS and GMS stains but negative for Giemsa were detected in the cytoplasm of the histiocytes, which were highly suggestive of H. capsulatum. Immunocompetent individuals suffering from histoplasmosis are rarely reported. It is necessary that gastroenterologists and endoscopists consider histoplasmosis as a differential diagnosis, even in immunocompetent patients.

  20. Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: a report ...

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    The prognosis is poor and most patients die early because of sepsis or total parental nutrition-related complications. This report describes a new case of megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome associated with meconium ileus, dilated stomach, and megaesophagus. Keywords: intestinal hypoperistalsis ...

  1. Intestinal cholesterol secretion: future clinical implications

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    Jakulj, L.; Besseling, J.; Stroes, E. S. G.; Groen, A. K.

    2013-01-01

    Together with the liver, the intestine serves as a homeostatic organ in cholesterol metabolism. Recent evidence has substantiated the pivotal role of the intestine in reverse cholesterol transport (RCT). RCT is a fundamental antiatherogenic pathway, mediating the removal of cholesterol from tissues

  2. Intestinal cholesterol secretion : future clinical implications

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    Jakulj, L.; Besseling, J.; Stroes, E. S. G.; Groen, A. K.

    2013-01-01

    Together with the liver, the intestine serves as a homeostatic organ in cholesterol metabolism. Recent evidence has substantiated the pivotal role of the intestine in reverse cholesterol transport (RCT). RCT is a fundamental antiatherogenic pathway, mediating the removal of cholesterol from tissues

  3. Alkaline Phosphatases From Camel Small Intestine | Fahmy ...

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    Camel intestinal alkaline phosphatase have been purified and characterized. The purification was carried out by chromatography on DEAE-cellulose. Five intestinal alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes (IAP1 to IAP5) were obtained. IAP2 and IAP5 with the highest activity levels were purified to homogeneity by Sephacryl ...

  4. Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: a report ...

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    intestinal peristalsis. The prognosis is poor and most patients die early because of sepsis or total parental nutrition-related complications. This report describes a new case of megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome associated with meconium ileus, dilated stomach, and megaesophagus. Ann Pediatr Surg.

  5. Is nonoperative management of adhesive intestinal obstruction ...

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    Background: Nonoperative management of adhesive intestinal obstruction gives good results in adults but there are scant studies on its outcome in children. This study reports outcomes and experiences with nonoperative and operative management of adhesive intestinal obstruction in children in a resource-poor country.

  6. Laparoscopic Treatment of Intestinal Malrotation in Children

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    Ooms, N.; Matthyssens, L.E.; Draaisma, J.M.T.; Blaauw, I. de; Wijnen, M.H.

    2016-01-01

    Purpose Intestinal malrotation is a congenital intestinal rotation anomaly, which can be treated by either laparotomy or laparoscopy. Our hypothesis is that laparoscopic treatment leads to less small bowel obstruction because of the fewer adhesions in comparison to laparotomy, without increasing the

  7. Species and prevalence determination of Human Intestinal ...

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    Intestinal parasitic infections constitute a global health burden causing clinical morbidity. Parasitic protozoa and helminthes are responsible for some of the most devastating and prevalent diseases of human. The study was conducted to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites among patients attending Federal ...

  8. Ectoparasites and intestinal helminths of speckled pigeon ...

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    Ectoparasites and intestinal helminths of speckled pigeon ( Columba guinea Hartlaub and Finsch 1870) in Zaria, Nigeria. ... Science World Journal ... A total of 30 (20 males and 10 females) Speckled Pigeons trapped from the wild in Zaria and its environs, Nigeria, were examined for ectoparasites and intestinal helminths, ...

  9. Species and prevalence determination of Human Intestinal ...

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    ADOWIE PERE

    ABSTRACT: Intestinal parasitic infections constitute a global health burden causing clinical morbidity. Parasitic protozoa and helminthes are responsible for some of the most devastating and prevalent diseases of human. The study was conducted to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites among patients attending ...

  10. Intestinal radiation syndrome: sepsis and endotoxin

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    Geraci, J.P.; Jackson, K.L.; Mariano, M.S.

    1985-01-01

    Rats were whole-body irradiated with 8-MeV cyclotron-produced neutrons and 137 Cs γ rays to study the role of enteric bacteria and endotoxin in the intestinal radiation syndrome. Decrease in intestinal weight was used as an index of radiation-induced breakdown of the mucosa. Neutron and γ-ray doses that were sublethal for intestinal death resulted in a dose-dependent decrease in intestinal weight, reaching minimal values 2 to 3 days after exposure, followed by recovery within 5 days after irradiation. Neutron and photon doses that caused intestinal death resulted in greater mucosal breakdown with little or no evidence of mucosal recovery. The presence of fluid in the intestine and diarrhea, but not bacteremia or endotoxemia, were related to mucosal breakdown and recovery. Neither sepsis nor endotoxin could be detected in liver samples taken at autopsy from animals which died a short time earlier from intestinal injury. These results suggest that overt sepsis and endotoxemia do not play a significant role in the intestinal radiation syndrome

  11. Regulation of intestinal calcium absorption by luminal calcium content: role of intestinal alkaline phosphatase.

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    Brun, Lucas R; Brance, María L; Lombarte, Mercedes; Lupo, Maela; Di Loreto, Verónica E; Rigalli, Alfredo

    2014-07-01

    Intestinal alkaline phosphatase is a brush border enzyme that is stimulated by calcium. Inhibition of intestinal alkaline phosphatase increases intestinal calcium absorption. We hypothesized that intestinal alkaline phosphatase acts as a minute-to-minute regulatory mechanism of calcium entry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mechanism by which intestinal luminal calcium controls intestinal calcium absorption. We performed kinetic studies with purified intestinal alkaline phosphatase and everted duodenal sacs and showed that intestinal alkaline phosphatase modifies the luminal pH as a function of enzyme concentration and calcium luminal content. A decrease in pH occurred simultaneously with a decrease in calcium absorption. The inhibition of intestinal alkaline phosphatase by l-phenylalanine caused an increase in calcium absorption. This effect was also confirmed in calcium uptake experiments with isolated duodenal cells. Changes in luminal pH arising from intestinal alkaline phosphatase activity induced by luminal calcium concentration modulate intestinal calcium absorption. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Relationship between intestinal microflora imbalance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

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    MA Ruijuan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The intestinal microecosystem is composed of natural microflora, intestinal epithelial cells, and intestinal mucosal immune system. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD is a metabolic stress-induced liver injury associated with insulin resistance and genetic susceptibility. In recent years, there has been increasing evidence showing the involvement of imbalanced intestinal microflora in the pathogenesis of NAFLD. Overgrowth of intestinal microflora, increased permeability of intestinal mucosa, intestinal endotoxemia, and production of inflammatory cytokines play important roles in the development of NAFLD. Further studies on the relationship between intestinal microflora imbalance and the pathogenesis of NAFLD may shed light on the treatment and prevention of NAFLD.

  13. Gallstone ileus resulting in strong intestinal obstruction

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    Israel Szajnbok

    Full Text Available Mechanic intestinal obstruction, caused by the passage of biliary calculus from vesicle to intestine, through fistulization, although not frequent, deserve study due to the morbi-mortality rates. Incidence in elder people explains the association with chronic degenerative diseases, increasing complexity in terms of therapy decision. Literature discusses the need and opportunity for the one or two-phase surgical attack of the cholecystenteric fistule, in front of the resolution on the obstructive urgency and makes reference to Gallstone Ileus as an exception for strong intestinal obstruction. The more frequent intestinal obstruction observed is when it occurs a Gallstone Ileus impacting in terms of ileocecal valve. The authors submit a Gallstone Ileus manifestation as causing strong intestinal obstruction, discussing aspects regarding diagnostic and treatment.

  14. Multispectral tissue characterization for intestinal anastomosis optimization

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    Cha, Jaepyeong; Shademan, Azad; Le, Hanh N. D.; Decker, Ryan; Kim, Peter C. W.; Kang, Jin U.; Krieger, Axel

    2015-10-01

    Intestinal anastomosis is a surgical procedure that restores bowel continuity after surgical resection to treat intestinal malignancy, inflammation, or obstruction. Despite the routine nature of intestinal anastomosis procedures, the rate of complications is high. Standard visual inspection cannot distinguish the tissue subsurface and small changes in spectral characteristics of the tissue, so existing tissue anastomosis techniques that rely on human vision to guide suturing could lead to problems such as bleeding and leakage from suturing sites. We present a proof-of-concept study using a portable multispectral imaging (MSI) platform for tissue characterization and preoperative surgical planning in intestinal anastomosis. The platform is composed of a fiber ring light-guided MSI system coupled with polarizers and image analysis software. The system is tested on ex vivo porcine intestine tissue, and we demonstrate the feasibility of identifying optimal regions for suture placement.

  15. ACUTE INTESTINAL INFECTIONS: THERAPEUTICAL TACTICS IN CHILDREN

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    Full Text Available Acute intestinal infections are quite common among children. Their clinical presentations include intoxication syndrome (drowsiness, low appetite, fever etc, infectious toxic syndrome (toxicosis with exicosis, neurotoxicosi, hypovolemic or infectious-toxic shockand diarrhea syndrome. Sometimes intestinal infections can be quite severe and even lethal. However disease duration and outcome depend on timelines and adequacy of prescribed treatment. Main guidelines of intestinal infections treatment include probiotics. That is why the right choice of probiotics is important for a pediatrician. The article contains basic information upon etiopathogenesis, classification, diagnostic criteria and acute pediatric intestinal infections treatment guidelines.Key words: acute intestinal infections, etiopathogenesis, diagnostic criteria, treatment, probiotics, children. (Voprosy sovremennoi pediatrii — Current Pediatrics. — 2011; 10 (6: 141–147

  16. Regional specialization within the intestinal immune system

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    Mowat, Allan M.; Agace, William Winston

    2014-01-01

    The intestine represents the largest compartment of the immune system. It is continually exposed to antigens and immunomodulatory agents from the diet and the commensal microbiota, and it is the port of entry for many clinically important pathogens. Intestinal immune processes are also increasingly...... implicated in controlling disease development elsewhere in the body. In this Review, we detail the anatomical and physiological distinctions that are observed in the small and large intestines, and we suggest how these may account for the diversity in the immune apparatus that is seen throughout...... the intestine. We describe how the distribution of innate, adaptive and innate-like immune cells varies in different segments of the intestine and discuss the environmental factors that may influence this. Finally, we consider the implications of regional immune specialization for inflammatory disease...

  17. Um possível mecanismo de ação para o efeito anticonvulsivante do p-cimeno

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    Talita Mendes de Oliveira

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo investigar o efeito anticonvulsivante do p-cimeno (CIM, bem como verificar a concentração das monoaminas (dopamina (DA, noradrenalina (NA, serotonina (5-HT, e seus metabólitos (ácido dihidroxifenilacético (DOPAC, ácido homovanílico (HVA e ácido 5-hidroxi-indol-acético (5- HIAA no hipocampo de camundongos tratados com cloridrato de pilocarpina 400 mg/kg (P400; i.p. e nos grupos tratados com a associação de CIM (50, 100 ou 150 mg/kg e P400. Nesse estudo foi avaliada a latência para a primeira crise epiléptica e a taxa de mortalidade. Os resultados revelaram que o CIM produziu um aumento na latência para primeira crise epilética, bem como promoveu uma proteção significativa contra a mortalidade induzida pelo processo convulsivo. O monoterpeno nas doses testadas também foi capaz de produzir um aumento da latência para instalação do estado de mal epilético induzido por pilocarpina. Além disso, durante os estudos para identificar o mecanismo de ação nenhum dos efeitos do p-cimeno nesse modelo foram bloqueados pelo pré-tratamento com atropina. Complementando os estudos para identificar o provável mecanismo de ação do p-cimeno, foi verificado que os efeitos desse monorterpeno foram revertidos pelo flumazenil, um antagonista do sistema GABAérgico, sugerindo que esse monoterpeno pode atuar por meio desse sistema. Também, em nossos resultados também foi visto uma diminuição dos níveis de DA e um aumento do conteúdo de seus metabólitos (DOPAC e HVA durante as crises epilépticas. Por outro lado foi detectado um aumento na concentração de NA e 5-HT, e uma diminuição no metabólito da 5-HT (5- HIAA durante as crises epilépticas. Dessa forma, o CIM na presença do estímulo convulsivo, reverte os efeitos produzidos nos níveis das monoaminas e seus metabólitos observados durante as crises epilépticas, sugerindo que este monoterpeno produz efeito anticonvulsivante por meio da

  18. Mechanisms of quinolone resistance in Salmonella spp. / Mecanismos de resistência às quinolonas em Salmonella spp.

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    Tereza Cristina Rocha Moreira de Oliveira

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Salmonellosis is a common and widespread zoonotic disease of humans and a frequent cause of foodborne disease. Treatment of severe and systemic salmonellosis is usually done with fluoroquinolones. In this review resistance mechanisms of Salmonella to quinolones are discussed. Single point mutations in the quinolone resistant determining region (QRDR of the gyrA gene may be sufficient to generate high levels of resistance to non-fluorated quinolones and also may decrease the fluoroquinolones susceptibility. Other resistance mechanisms that should be considered are mutations in parC gene, the possibility of acquiring resistance through plasmidial transference and hyper-expression of efflux pumps. Fluoroquinolones resistance is still relatively uncommon in Salmonella compared to other species belonging to the Enterobacteriaceae family. However, the more careful use of fluoroquinolones in veterinary and human medicine is essential to decrease the selective pressure which can avoid the emergence and spread of resistant clones and consequently maintain the clinical efficacy of this group of antibiotics.A salmonelose é uma zoonose de importância mundial e uma das mais freqüentes doenças de origem alimentar. As fluoroquinolonas são a principal opção para o tratamento de salmoneloses graves ou sistêmicas. Esta revisão de literatura teve como objetivo apresentar os principais mecanismos envolvidos na resistência de Salmonella spp a estes antimicrobianos. Mutações de ponto na Região Determinante de Resistência à Quinolona (QRDR do gene gyrA podem gerar altos níveis de resistência a quinolonas não-fluoradas, além de reduzir a suscetibilidade as fluoroquinolonas. Outros mecanismos de resistência que também precisam ser considerados são as mutações no gene parC, a possibilidade do envolvimento de plasmídios de resistência e o sistema de efluxo ativo. A resistência às fluoroquinolonas ainda é incomum em Salmonella spp., quando

  19. Tradução intersemiótica dos mecanismos de busca no ciberespaço

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    Silvana Drumond Monteiro

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    Full Text Available Introdução: O processo de busca faz parte da sociedade atual e os mecanismos de busca são os responsáveis pela indexação e elaboração dos índices contemporâneos no ciberespaço.Objetivo: Neste trabalho, a tradução intersemiótica verbo-visual do Google Images e oSKope, considerados híbridos por misturar linguagens, foi analisada visando avaliar o nível de equivalência dos signos nos resultados.Metodologia: A partir da categorização dos mecanismos, o paradigma semiótico vem sendo perscrutado, visando entender as matrizes da linguagem-pensamento, de Santaella, no funcionamento dos buscadores. Entende-se a intersemiose como a mistura das linguagens, sendo a hibridização sua característica principal. O conceito de tradução, apropriado de Jackobson, engloba a transmutação do signo dentro de uma língua (intralingual, de uma língua para outra (interlingual, ou a tradução propriamente dita, e entre uma linguagem e outra (intersemiótica. Outro conceito incorporado na pesquisa foi a tradução intrassemiótica, dentro da matriz visual, para colaborar com a análise da linguagem visual, que tem a forma como eixo de inteligibilidade e a figura como representação do visível.Resultados: O comportamento intersemiótico dos dois buscadores demonstrou-se, de maneira geral, satisfatório.Conclusões: O aprendizado da linguagem pela máquina faz diferença entre os níveis de tradução, entre o igual e o parecido, sobre o princípio de similaridade da forma, seja de uma língua, seja de uma imagem.

  20. Molecular mechanisms of glucocorticoid receptor signaling Mecanismos moleculares de señalización del receptor de glucocorticoides

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    Marta Labeur

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This review highlights the most recent findings on the molecular mechanisms of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR. Most effects of glucocorticoids are mediated by the intracellular GR which is present in almost every tissue and controls transcriptional activation via direct and indirect mechanisms. Nevertheless the glucocorticoid responses are tissue -and gene- specific. GR associates selectively with corticosteroid ligands produced in the adrenal gland in response to changes of humoral homeostasis. Ligand interaction with GR promotes either GR binding to genomic glucocorticoid response elements, in turn modulating gene transcription, or interaction of GR monomers with other transcription factors activated by other signalling pathways leading to transrepression. The GR regulates a broad spectrum of physiological functions, including cell differentiation, metabolism and inflammatory responses. Thus, disruption or dysregulation of GR function will result in severe impairments in the maintenance of homeostasis and the control of adaptation to stress.Esta revisión destaca los más recientes hallazgos sobre los mecanismos moleculares del receptor de glucocorticoides (GR. La mayoría de los efectos de los glucocorticoides son mediados por los GR intracelulares presentes en casi todos los tejidos y controlan la activación transcripcional por mecanismos directos e indirectos. Las respuestas a los glucocorticoides son específicas para cada gen y tejido. Los GR se asocian en forma selectiva con ligandos producidos en la glándula adrenal, corticosteroides, en respuesta a cambios neuroendocrinos. La interacción del ligando con el GR promueve: a la unión del GR a elementos genómicos de respuesta a glucocorticoides, modulando la transcripción; b la interacción de monómeros del GR con otros factores de transcripción activados por otras vías, llevando a la transrepresión. El GR regula un amplio espectro de funciones fisiológicas, incluyendo la

  1. [Neovagina with intestine: 13 cases].

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    Parente, A; Molina, E; Cerdá, J; Cañizo, A; Rodriguez, A; Laín, A; Fanjul, M; Vázquez, J

    2008-01-01

    The absence or hipoplasia vaginal can turn out to be isolated, associated with ambiguous genitalia, or as anatomical variant in a syndrome of sewer. The fundamental aim in the creation of a new vagina is: to obtain a good aesthetic result, to fulfil functional criteria (elasticity, sensibility, physiological inclination) and to improve the quality of life of the patients avoiding the use of molds and minimizing the morbidity of the zones donors. In this work let's sense beforehand our experience in the accomplishment of neovaginas with intestine. We analyze the clinical record of 13 patients treated surgically in the last ten years. We differentiate two groups according to the age, the diagnosis and the type of surgery: a) the first group of 8 patients present syndrome of insensibility to the androgens (4), syndrome of Rokitansky (2), extrofia of sewer (1) and mixed gonadal disgenesia (1). This group of patients were controlled in the adolescence by an average of age of 19 years (11-35 years), they fulfilling a neovagina with sigma; b) the second group of 5 patients with sewer (3), extrofia of sewer (1) and congenital suprarrenal hiperplasia (1). This group was controlled prematurely by a middle ages of one year (4 months-3 years). The intestinal segment used as neovagina was sigma (2), ileon (2) and rectum (1), and was performed during the surgical correction of her congenital malformation. Two patients have presented intestinal obstruction in the postoperatory immediate one. Four patients have needed removal of a small vaginal prolapse, and three have needed vaginal transitory expansions for introit stenosis. The long-term evolution has been favorable with an excellent aesthetic aspect. Four patients recount sexual fully satisfactory relations. We believe that the neovagina with sigma is at present the best option in patients with absence or hipoplasia vaginal. The advantages are the possibility of precocious and one time correction, a neovagina of dimensions and

  2. Bacterial translocation in an experimental intestinal obstruction model: C-reactive protein reliability? Translocação bacteriana no modelo experimental de obstrução intestinal: A proteína C-reativa é confiável?

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    Saleh Ibrahim El-Awady

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Bacterial translocation occurs in preseptic conditions such as intestinal obstruction through unclear mechanism. The C-reactive protein is an acute phase reactant and a marker of ischemia. METHODS: 45 albino male rats were divided into 3 groups each 15 rats. GI control, GII simple intestinal-obstruction and GIII strangulated obstruction. Outcome measures were: (1 Bacteriologic count and typing for intestinal contents, intestinal wall, liver, mesenteric lymph nodes and blood (cardiac and portal (2 Histopathologic: mucosal injury score, inflammatory cell infiltrate in the wall, MLN, liver, (3 Biochemical: serum CRP, IL-10, mucosal stress pattern (glutathione peroxidase-malonyldialdhyde tissue levels. RESULTS: (1 Intestinal obstruction associates with BT precursors (Bact-overgrowth, mucosal-acidosis, immuno-incomptence, (2 Bacterial translocation (frequency and density was found higher in strangulated I.O, that was mainly enteric (aerobic and anaerobic and mostly E.coli, (3 The pathogen commonality supports the gut origin hypothesis but the systemic inflammatory response goes with the cytokine generating one. (4 The CRP median values for GI, II, III were 0.5, 6.9, 8.5 mg/L, for BT +ve 8 mg/L and 0.75 mg/L for BT -ve rats. CONCLUSION: Bacterial translocation occurs bi-directional (systemic-portal in intestinal obstruction and the resultant inflammatory response pathogenesis is mostly 3 hit model. The CRP is a non selective marker of suspected I.O cases. However, it is a reliable marker of BT, BT density and vascular compromise during I.O.OBJETIVO: Translocação bacteriana ocorre em condições pré-sépticas como na obstrução intestinal por mecanismo não esclarecido. A proteína C-reativa é um marcador de ischemia em fase aguda. A proposição é investigar os possíveis efeitos da obstrução intestinal no equilíbrio ecológico microbiano. MÉTODOS: 45 ratos machos albinos foram distribuídos em três grupos de 15 ratos. GI

  3. [Intestinal endometriosis - a case report].

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    Krzemiński, Sławomir

    2017-03-21

    Endometriosis intestines due to its non-specific symptoms can pose diagnostic problems, a lack of or incorrect treatment worsens the quality of life, sometimes leading to serious complications. The differential diagnosis of abdominal pain, especially in patients of reproductive age should be taken disease into account. Often abdominal pain in young women are classified as a functional gastrointestinal disorder, and only carefully collected intelligence allows you to focus on the diagnosis of endometriosis, especially if the symptoms significantly impair quality of life. A woman 32 year old who was admitted to the department of gastroenterology because of increasing pain in the abdomen. Due to the deteriorating condition of the patient, the characteristics of mechanical obstruction on imaging studies was transferred to the surgical ward with suspected Crohn's disease. She was treated surgically. Histopathological examination found endometriosis. Endometriosis outside the sex system can lead to serious complications.

  4. Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma causing intestinal obstruction

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    Bassel Salman

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available A previously healthy toddler with bilious vomiting and erythematous gluteal rash over 2 weeks had intermittent pain, constipation and decreased appetite. All labs were negative with the exception of fecal occult blood. Abdominal x-ray and ultrasound revealed dilated air-filled loops of bowel and partial small bowel obstruction. After persistent worsening abdominal pain and vomiting a CT scan with IV contrast (Fig. 1 suggested small bowel obstruction. Emergent surgery was performed and diagnostic laparoscopy revealed about 61 cm of necrotic bowel causing stricture formation and mesenteric shortening in the distal small bowel. 56 cm of inflamed bowel was resected with end-to-end anastomosis. Final pathology report indicated diffuse intestinal angiomatosis with transmural involvement and focal erosion consistent with KHE (Fig. 2. Presentation is varied, consists of cutaneous lesion, retroperitoneal mass, intestinal obstruction, jaundice, intussusception, or multifocal neoplasms. Complete surgical resection with wide margins is the best therapeutic option and has achieved the best outcomes. If not treated in sufficient time, KHE has a relatively high mortality rate of 30%, with most deaths occurring due to its locally invasive effects [5]. There are limited reports of identifying features of KHE on imaging. Of 165 cases of KHE none were presented in the small bowel [5]. We report the unique case of KHE presenting as a hypervascular mass causing obstruction in the distal small bowel. Although extremely rare, KHE should be considered as a reason for severe GI stricture or obstruction in infants and children in obscure cases and included in the differential.

  5. The significance of intestinal apoptosis

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    1997-01-01

    Apoptosis occurs at a low level spontaneously in the small intestine (SI). The levels can be raised by a variety of cytotoxic agents including radiation. The apoptosis induced by radiation, and some drugs and the spontaneous apoptosis, show some specificity for the stem cells in the small intestinal crypt. In the colon, these agents target transit cells in the mid crypt. p53 expression is elevated at the same time as apoptosis in the SI but not in the cells undergoing apoptosis. The expression of bcl-2, a survival gene, is largely absent in the SI, but is expressed, albeit weakly, in the stem cells in the colon. Spontaneous apoptosis is observed in p53 null mice which also develop normally suggesting that spontaneous and developmental apoptosis are p53 independent and that spontaneous apoptosis is part of the homeostatic mechanisms maintaining stem cell numbers. Radiation induced apoptosis is completely absent at these early times post-irradiation in p53 nulls. In bel-2 null mice, the levels of spontaneous and radiation induced apoptosis are elevated in the colon. Bax, a death gene, is expressed on the villus and inter-crypt table in the colon suggesting that cells at the end of their lifespan initiate apoptosis. It has been suggested that apoptosis in the SI is a protective mechanism against carcinogenesis in the stem cells of the SI which rarely develops cancer. Cells that possess genetic damage detected. In the large bowel, this mechanism is not effective due to the action of bcl-2. Thus stem cells may persist in this tissue with genetic damage resulting in a higher cancer risk. Furthermore, the lack of spontaneous apoptosis in the colon may result in a gradual increase of the stem cells with time resulting in more ells at risk. (author)

  6. Alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) lowers body weight and affects intestinal innate immunity through influencing intestinal microbiota.

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    Chen, Shuai; Bin, Peng; Ren, Wenkai; Gao, Wei; Liu, Gang; Yin, Jie; Duan, Jielin; Li, Yinghui; Yao, Kang; Huang, Ruilin; Tan, Bie; Yin, Yulong

    2017-06-13

    Alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG), a precursor of glutamate and a critical intermediate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle, shows beneficial effects on intestinal function. However, the influence of AKG on the intestinal innate immune system and intestinal microbiota is unknown. This study explores the effect of oral AKG administration in drinking water (10 g/L) on intestinal innate immunity and intestinal microbiota in a mouse model. Mouse water intake, feed intake and body weight were recorded throughout the entire experiment. The ileum was collected for detecting the expression of intestinal proinflammatory cytokines and innate immune factors by Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction. Additionally, the ileal luminal contents and feces were collected for 16S rDNA sequencing to analyze the microbial composition. The intestinal microbiota in mice was disrupted with an antibiotic cocktail. The results revealed that AKG supplementation lowered body weight, promoted ileal expression of mammalian defensins of the alpha subfamily (such as cryptdins-1, cryptdins-4, and cryptdins-5) while influencing the intestinal microbial composition (i.e., lowering the Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes ratio). In the antibiotic-treated mouse model, AKG supplementation failed to affect mouse body weight and inhibited the expression of cryptdins-1 and cryptdins-5 in the ileum. We concluded that AKG might affect body weight and intestinal innate immunity through influencing intestinal microbiota.

  7. [Effect of perioperative intestinal probiotics on intestinal flora and immune function in patients with colorectal cancer].

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    Zhu, Dajian; Chen, Xiaowu; Wu, Jinhao; Ju, Yongle; Feng, Jing; Lu, Guangsheng; Ouyang, Manzhao; Ren, Baojun; Li, Yong

    2012-08-01

    To investigate the effect of perioperative application of intestinal probiotics to substitute oral intestinal antimicrobial agents on intestinal flora and immune function in surgical patients with colorectal cancer. Sixty patients with colorectal cancer undergoing elective laparoscopic radical surgery were randomized to receive preoperative bowel preparation using oral intestinal antimicrobial agents (n=20) or using oral intestinal probiotics (Jinshuangqi Tablets, 2.0 g, 3 times daily) since the fifth day before the operation and at 24 h after the operation for 7 consecutive days. Upon admission and 7 days after the operation, fecal samples and fasting peripheral venous blood were collected from the patients to examine the intestinal flora and serum levels of interleukin-2 (IL-2), IgA, IgG, and IgM, NK cell activity, T lymphocytes subsets CD3(+), CD4(+), CD8(+) and CD4(+)/CD8(+) ratio. At 7 days after the operation, the patients receiving probiotics showed significantly increased counts of intestinal Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus, and Enterococcus (Pprobiotics group compared with those in patients with conventional intestinal preparation (Pprobiotics to replace preoperative oral intestinal antimicrobial agents can effectively correct intestinal flora imbalance and improve the immune function of surgical patients with colorectal cancer.

  8. Diffused and sustained inhibitory effects of intestinal electrical stimulation on intestinal motility mediated via sympathetic pathway.

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    Zhao, Xiaotuan; Yin, Jieyun; Wang, Lijie; Chen, Jiande D Z

    2014-06-01

    The aims were to investigate the energy-dose response effect of intestinal electrical stimulation (IES) on small bowel motility, to compare the effect of forward and backward IES, and to explore the possibility of using intermittent IES and mechanism of IES on intestinal motility. Five dogs implanted with a duodenal cannula and one pair of intestinal serosal electrodes were studied in five sessions: 1) energy-dose response study; 2) forward IES; 3) backward IES; 4) intermittent IES vs. continuous IES; 5) administration of guanethidine. The contractile activity and tonic pressure of the small intestine were recorded. The duration of sustained effect after turning off IES was manually calculated. 1) IES with long pulse energy dose dependently inhibited contractile activity and tonic pressure of the small intestine (p intestine depended on the energy of IES delivered (p intestine. 5) Guanethidine blocked the inhibitory effect of IES on intestinal motility. IES with long pulses inhibits small intestinal motility; the effect is energy-dose dependent, diffused, and sustained. Intermittent IES has the same efficacy as the continuous IES in inhibiting small intestinal motility. Forward and backward IES have similar inhibitory effects on small bowel motility. This IES-induced inhibitory effect is mediated via the sympathetic pathway. © 2013 International Neuromodulation Society.

  9. Mecanismos envolvidos na cicatrização: uma revisão Mechanisms involved in wound healing: a revision

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    Carlos Aberto Balbino

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Os mecanismos envolvidos no processo de reparo de tecidos estão revisados nesse trabalho. O processo de cicatrização ocorre fundamentalmente em três fases: inflamação, formação de tecido de granulação e deposição de matriz extracelular e remodelação. Os eventos celulares e tissulares de cada uma dessas fases estão descritos e discutidos. Os mediadores químicos estão correlacionados com os eventos do processo de cicatrização e as células envolvidas. Especial ênfase é dada à participação dos fatores de crescimento.The mechanisms involved in tissue repair are revised. The wound healing process occurs basically in three phases: inflammation, formation of granulating tissue and extracellular tissue deposition, and tissue remodeling. The cellular and tissue events of each phase are described and discussed. The chemical mediators and their interplay with the wound healing events and cells involved are also discussed. However, especial attention was given to the role played by the growth factors in the tissue repair process.

  10. Importancia del aprendizaje organizacional como mecanismo que favorece la consecución de los objetivos organizacionales

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    Vera Ramírez, Mónica

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    Full Text Available En el presuroso mundo globalizado de hoy, las empresas deben dar cumplimiento a exigentes normas de competitividad. Asimismo, la productividad se encuentra asociada a la adaptación e innovación que posibilite la sostenibilidad y el crecimiento dentro de un sector específico . Por eso el desarrollo organizacional ocupa un lugar clave dentro del ejercicio empresarial, pues los conocimientos y habilidades con los que cuente la empresa para enfrentar los retos del entorno constituyen la única estrategia de éxito. Este artículo tiene por objetivo destacar la importancia del aprendizaje organizacional como mecanismo que favorece la consecución de los objetivos organizacionales, desde una revisión teórica; cuando se ha entendido y cultivado este concepto puede surgir el pensamiento sistémico, quinta disciplina de Peter Senge. El fortalecimiento del talento humano en la organización es fundamental porque impacta en los resultados finales.

  11. Alteraciones de los bosques nativos en el norte argentino: normativas y mecanismos de compensación por servicios ambientales

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    Claudia Luna

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Los recursos naturales conforman los insumos de cualquier actividad económica desarrollada por el hombre; pero es una realidad que la mayoría de los ecosistemas forestales nativos de Argentina presentan desde serias alteraciones con su consecuente pérdida de biodiversidad; no hay mejor estrategia de política ambiental que aquélla que concurra simultáneamente a resolver los problemas ambientales y los socio-económicos con la insustituible acción del Estado. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la situación de los bosques del norte argentino luego de la ley de presupuestos mínimos para la protección ambiental de los mismos; para conocer en profundidad los procesos asociados a su alteración, las normativas vigentes para su protección y uso sustentable, como así también los mecanismos de compensación por servicios ambientales que surgen a partir de ellos.

  12. Programación fetal de la hipertensión arterial del adulto: mecanismos celulares y moleculares

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    Robinson Ramírez, FT., PhD

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    Full Text Available Cambios metabólicos in utero establecen patrones fisiológicos y estructurales a largo plazo que pueden “programar” la salud durante la vida adulta, teoría popularmente conocida como “hipótesis de Barker”. La programación fetal implica que durante los períodos críticos del crecimiento prenatal, ciertos cambios en el entorno hormonal y nutricional del embrión, pueden alterar la expresión del genoma fetal, en tejidos con funciones fisiológicas y metabólicas en la etapa adulta. La evidencia sugiere que patologías como enfermedad vascular (por ejemplo, hipertensión, síndrome metabólico y diabetes mellitus tipo 2, pueden “programarse” durante las primeras etapas del desarrollo fetal y manifestarse en etapas tardías, al interactuar con el estilo de vida y otros factores de riesgo adquiridos convencionales con el medio ambiente. El objetivo de esta revisión es presentar evidencia adicional que apoye la asociación entre el bajo peso al nacer, con el aumento en la prevalencia de la hipertensión arterial en la edad adulta. Se revisan la función endotelial, el estrés oxidativo, la resistencia a la insulina y la función mitocondrial, como posibles mecanismos celulares y moleculares.

  13. ANÁLISE ARQUEGENEALÓGICA DE MECANISMOS DE SEGREGAÇÃO E EXCLUSÃO NO CARIRI CEARENSE

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    Leda Mendes Gimbo

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo consiste na descrição e análise de três episódios ocorridos durante o século XX relacionados ao governo e gestão dos corpos de pessoas pobres do Cariri cearense. O campo de concentração do Buriti, o Caldeirão da Santa Cruz do Deserto e um hospital psiquiátrico são objetos da análise das relações de poder e governamentalidade relacionadas às pessoas pobres, migrantes da seca e loucos. Para tanto, foram utilizados os elementos das análises arqueológicas e genealógicas presentes na obra de Michel Foucault, sobretudo, o conceito de biopoder como estratégia geral de governo. Ademais, foi utilizada a perspectiva multidimensional de pobreza, uma vez que esses mecanismos foram aplicados aos corpos de pessoas pobres sob a justificativa de preservação e manutenção da vida de outras. Nosso objetivo é mostrar a importância do aprofundamento crítico-reflexivo no que diz respeito aos contextos nos quais os discursos e as práticas de exclusão social se inscrevem.

  14. Mecanismos del daño celular en la insuficiencia renal aguda Mechanisms of cell damage in acute renal failure

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    José Martínez

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    Los mecanismos del da no celular en la insuficiencia renal aguda Incluyen alteraciones en la producción de energía, la permeabilidad celular y el transporte de calcio. Dichas alteraciones producen cambios progresivos en la estructura celular que pueden ser reversibles si desaparece la causa que llevó a la falla renal, excepto cuando se alcanza la fase final de la lesión de la membrana y se llega a necrosis celular. Este mismo fenómeno probablemente ocurre tambIén en situaciones clínicas.

    The mechanisms of cellular damage In acute renal failure Include alterations In energy production, cell membrane permeability and calcium transport. These changes lead to progressive damage of the whole cellular structure which In general can be reversible If the precipitating cause disappears, except when the final stages of cell membrane lesion take place and cellular necrosis has occurred. This phenomenon probably applies for the clinical settling as well.

  15. Core y sistema de control neuro-motor: mecanismos básicos para la estabilidad del raquis lumbar

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    Víctor SEGARRA

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    Full Text Available El "CORE" es un concepto funcional que engloba la integración de tres sistemas cuyo óptimo funcionamiento garantiza la realización de tareas con una mayor eficacia y seguridad a nivel raquídeo, permitiendo adecuados niveles de estabilidad y control del movimiento. En este sentido, a fin de afrontar con éxito retos que demanden un control dinámico de la columna y la pelvis, el SNC debe aplicar estrategias diferentes, sopesando as fuerzas internas y externas con el fin de proporcionar una respuesta muscular que permita un movimiento óptimo y resista cualquier posible perturbación. En el presente manuscrito se revisa de forma aplicada, las bases, atendiendo a la información disponible actualmente, de los mecanismos básicos de control motor y las posibles alteraciones en los mismos a ser considerados por los especialistas en ejercicio respecto a su intervención mediante programas de ejercicio para la mejora de la capacidad de estabilización raquídea.

  16. El estereotipo como mecanismo de desintegración de la identidad nacional. El caso de Mi gran boda griega

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    González Sánchez, José Félix

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available En español: La industria cultural se aprovecha del poder evocador del estereotipo para construir discursos de fácil identificación con el público. La maquinaria audiovisual, en especial Hollywood, utiliza este mecanismo narrativo para desintegrar los rasgos culturales que conforman la identidad de un grupo social. Los elementos étnicos positivos los integra rápidamente a su cultura, los negativos los convierte en estereotipos que sirven para caricaturizar a la nación donante. Esta afrenta hacia las “culturas periféricas” intenta, a su vez, reforzar y consolidar la débil identidad estadounidense.In english: The cultural industry takes advantage of the evocative power of the stereotype to construct discourses easily identified with the public. The audiovisual machinery, especially Hollywood, employs this narrative mechanism to disintegrate the cultural features that shape the identity of a social group. Positive ethnic characteristics are quickly integrated into its culture; however, negative aspects are converted into stereotypes that serve to caricature the donor nation. This affront to the peripheral cultures tries at the same time to reinforce and consolidate the weak North American identity.

  17. Vitamin D and intestinal calcium absorption.

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    Christakos, Sylvia; Dhawan, Puneet; Porta, Angela; Mady, Leila J; Seth, Tanya

    2011-12-05

    The principal function of vitamin D in calcium homeostasis is to increase calcium absorption from the intestine. Calcium is absorbed by both an active transcellular pathway, which is energy dependent, and by a passive paracellular pathway through tight junctions. 1,25Dihydroxyvitamin D(3) (1,25(OH)(2)D(3)) the hormonally active form of vitamin D, through its genomic actions, is the major stimulator of active intestinal calcium absorption which involves calcium influx, translocation of calcium through the interior of the enterocyte and basolateral extrusion of calcium by the intestinal plasma membrane pump. This article reviews recent studies that have challenged the traditional model of vitamin D mediated transcellular calcium absorption and the crucial role of specific calcium transport proteins in intestinal calcium absorption. There is also increasing evidence that 1,25(OH)(2)D(3) can enhance paracellular calcium diffusion. The influence of estrogen, prolactin, glucocorticoids and aging on intestinal calcium absorption and the role of the distal intestine in vitamin D mediated intestinal calcium absorption are also discussed. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Intestinal lineage commitment of embryonic stem cells.

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    Cao, Li; Gibson, Jason D; Miyamoto, Shingo; Sail, Vibhavari; Verma, Rajeev; Rosenberg, Daniel W; Nelson, Craig E; Giardina, Charles

    2011-01-01

    Generating lineage-committed intestinal stem cells from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) could provide a tractable experimental system for understanding intestinal differentiation pathways and may ultimately provide cells for regenerating damaged intestinal tissue. We tested a two-step differentiation procedure in which ESCs were first cultured with activin A to favor formation of definitive endoderm, and then treated with fibroblast-conditioned medium with or without Wnt3A. The definitive endoderm expressed a number of genes associated with gut-tube development through mouse embryonic day 8.5 (Sox17, Foxa2, and Gata4 expressed and Id2 silent). The intestinal stem cell marker Lgr5 gene was also activated in the endodermal cells, whereas the Msi1, Ephb2, and Dcamkl1 intestinal stem cell markers were not. Exposure of the endoderm to fibroblast-conditioned medium with Wnt3A resulted in the activation of Id2, the remaining intestinal stem cell markers and the later gut markers Cdx2, Fabp2, and Muc2. Interestingly, genes associated with distal gut-associated mesoderm (Foxf2, Hlx, and Hoxd8) were also simulated by Wnt3A. The two-step differentiation protocol generated gut bodies with crypt-like structures that included regions of Lgr5-expressing proliferating cells and regions of cell differentiation. These gut bodies also had a smooth muscle component and some underwent peristaltic movement. The ability of the definitive endoderm to differentiate into intestinal epithelium was supported by the vivo engraftment of these cells into mouse colonic mucosa. These findings demonstrate that definitive endoderm derived from ESCs can carry out intestinal cell differentiation pathways and may provide cells to restore damaged intestinal tissue. Copyright © 2010 International Society of Differentiation. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Mecanismos bioqu??micos y moleculares de tolerancia a la salinidad en especies cultivada y silvestre de tomate : papel de los enzimas translocadores de iones de plasmalema y tonoplasto

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    Kerkeb, Badea

    2000-01-01

    Para disminuir el impacto de la salinidad en agricultura, una estrategia importante para ayudar a la selecci??n de las plantas mas tolerantes y productivas, se basa en el conocimiento de los mecanismos bioqu??micos y moleculares de resistencia en medios salinos. En especies tolerantes, la capacidad para regular los flujos i??nicos constituye un mecanismo de tolerancia, por lo que la identificaci??n y caracterizaci??n bioqu??mica y g??nica de los mecanismos fisiol??gicos que controlan esta res...

  20. Transcriptome changes during intestinal cell differentiation

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    Tadjali, Mehrdad; Seidelin, Jakob B; Olsen, Jørgen Lillelund

    2002-01-01

    by a general down-regulation of genes in the low abundance class. Similar results were found using mouse small intestinal crypt and villus cells, suggesting that the phenomenon also occurs in the intestine in vivo. The expression data were subsequently used in a search for markers for subsets of epithelial...... cells by performing reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction on RNA extracted from laser dissected intestinal crypt and villi. In a screen of eight transcripts one - SART3 - was identified as a marker for human colonic crypts....

  1. Recreating Intestinal Peristalsis in the Petri Dish.

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    Espinosa-Luna, Rosa; Barajas-Espinosa, Alma R; Ochoa-Cortez, Fernando; Barajas-López, Carlos

    2018-01-01

    Here we describe a culture technique of cells dissociated from the external muscularis of the guinea pig small intestine, which allows us to maintain all the elements involved in the intestinal peristaltic reflex. After a few days in culture, these cells reorganize to form a small group of cells that permit the generation of pacemaker activity, spontaneous contractions, and the development of inhibitory and excitatory junction potentials in the petri dish, all elements involved in the peristaltic reflex. Therefore, these co-cultures are suitable to study the cellular and molecular aspects related to the development, maintenance, and modulation of motor intestinal functions.

  2. Intestinal lengthening: an experimental and clinical review.

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    Bianchi, A

    1984-01-01

    Small intestinal lengthening by the Bianchi procedure has now had successful clinical application in children and neonates with the short-bowel syndrome. This paper reviews the background experimental work and clinical cases so far treated. A personal case of intestinal lengthening in a 7-week-old baby with 35 cm jejunum is described in detail. Intestinal lengthening appears to reduce dependence on parenteral nutrition, thus allowing earlier establishment of total enteral alimentation. The procedure may therefore have a useful place in the overall management of the short-bowel syndrome. Images Figure 3. A Figure 3. B Figure 3. C Figure 3. D PMID:6471060

  3. El estudio de caso como metodología de investigación: Teoría, mecanismos causales, validación

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    Yacuzzi, Enrique

    2005-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta el método del caso como herramienta de investigación en las ciencias sociales. Desde el diseño hasta la presentación de sus resultados, el método está estrechamente vinculado con la teoría. Una teoría es una respuesta a una pregunta del tipo "por qué" o "cómo", y encierra generalmente un mecanismo causal. El caso permite indagar detalladamente en este mecanismo, con mayor profundidad que los estudios estadísticos. Su ámbito de aplicación está bien definido: estudia temas...

  4. Mecanismos de resistência ao cisalhamento em estruturas de concreto armado: uma abordagem via método dos elementos finitos unidimensionais

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    C. G. Nogueira

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta um modelo mecânico para análise de vigas em concreto armado com base no método dos elementos finitos, considerando a não-linearidade física dos materiais em conjunto com mecanismos específicos de resistência ao cisalhamento do concreto armado, tais como a armadura transversal e o efeito de pino. Esses mecanismos são acoplados a um modelo de dano para o concreto com o objetivo de representar melhor as perdas de rigidez do material, bem como a resposta global das vigas. Foram apresentados exemplos numéricos para validação do modelo, verificando-se a importância dessas contribuições, principalmente em vigas hiperestáticas com elevada relação altura/comprimento.

  5. Estudio de los mecanismos de resistencia de los líquenes a ambientes extremos relevantes para investigación espacial y cuerpos planetarios

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    Sánchez Íñigo, Francisco Javier

    2014-01-01

    La resistencia a ambientes extraordinariamente inhóspitos de algunas especies de líquenes hizo que se evaluara el efecto de las condiciones espaciales sobre algunas especies seleccionadas. Esos experimentos revelaron una elevada tolerancia, por lo que era necesario estudiar los mecanismos para explicarla, así como evaluar la posibilidad de que tolerasen las condiciones presentes en otros planetas como Marte. Éstos fueron los objetivos fundamentales de esta tesis doctoral sobre las especies Rh...

  6. Peptidases Compartmentalized to the Ascaris suum Intestinal Lumen and Apical Intestinal Membrane

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    Rosa, Bruce A.

    2015-01-01

    The nematode intestine is a tissue of interest for developing new methods of therapy and control of parasitic nematodes. However, biological details of intestinal cell functions remain obscure, as do the proteins and molecular functions located on the apical intestinal membrane (AIM), and within the intestinal lumen (IL) of nematodes. Accordingly, methods were developed to gain a comprehensive identification of peptidases that function in the intestinal tract of adult female Ascaris suum. Peptidase activity was detected in multiple fractions of the A. suum intestine under pH conditions ranging from 5.0 to 8.0. Peptidase class inhibitors were used to characterize these activities. The fractions included whole lysates, membrane enriched fractions, and physiological- and 4 molar urea-perfusates of the intestinal lumen. Concanavalin A (ConA) was confirmed to bind to the AIM, and intestinal proteins affinity isolated on ConA-beads were compared to proteins from membrane and perfusate fractions by mass spectrometry. Twenty-nine predicted peptidases were identified including aspartic, cysteine, and serine peptidases, and an unexpectedly high number (16) of metallopeptidases. Many of these proteins co-localized to multiple fractions, providing independent support for localization to specific intestinal compartments, including the IL and AIM. This unique perfusion model produced the most comprehensive view of likely digestive peptidases that function in these intestinal compartments of A. suum, or any nematode. This model offers a means to directly determine functions of these proteins in the A. suum intestine and, more generally, deduce the wide array functions that exist in these cellular compartments of the nematode intestine. PMID:25569475

  7. Pathogen invasion changes the intestinal microbiota composition and induces innate immune responses in the zebrafish intestine.

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    Yang, Hui-Ting; Zou, Song-Song; Zhai, Li-Juan; Wang, Yao; Zhang, Fu-Miao; An, Li-Guo; Yang, Gui-Wen

    2017-12-01

    Numerous bacteria are harbored in the animal digestive tract and are impacted by several factors. Intestinal microbiota homeostasis is critical for maintaining the health of an organism. However, how pathogen invasion affects the microbiota composition has not been fully clarified. The mechanisms for preventing invasion by pathogenic microorganisms are yet to be elucidated. Zebrafish is a useful model for developmental biology, and studies in this organism have gradually become focused on intestinal immunity. In this study, we analyzed the microbiota of normal cultivated and infected zebrafish intestines, the aquarium water and feed samples. We found that the predominant bacteria in the zebrafish intestine belonged to Gammaproteobacteria (67%) and that feed and environment merely influenced intestinal microbiota composition only partially. Intestinal microbiota changed after a pathogenic bacterial challenge. At the genus level, the abundance of some pathogenic intestinal bacteria increased, and these genera included Halomonas (50%), Pelagibacterium (3.6%), Aeromonas (2.6%), Nesterenkonia (1%), Chryseobacterium (3.4‰), Mesorhizobium (1.4‰), Vibrio (1‰), Mycoplasma (0.7‰) and Methylobacterium (0.6‰) in IAh group. However, the abundance of some beneficial intestinal bacteria decreased, and these genera included Nitratireductor (0.8‰), Enterococcus (0.8‰), Brevundimonas (0.7‰), Lactococcus (0.7‰) and Lactobacillus (0.4‰). Additionally, we investigated the innate immune responses after infection. ROS levels in intestine increased in the early stages after a challenge and recovered subsequently. The mRNA levels of antimicrobial peptide genes lectin, hepcidin and defensin1, were upregulated in the intestine after pathogen infection. These results suggested that the invasion of pathogen could change the intestinal microbiota composition and induce intestinal innate immune responses in zebrafish. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Apple-peel intestinal atresia: enteroplasty for intestinal lengthening and primary anastomosis.

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    Onofre, Luciano Silveira; Maranhão, Renato Frota de Albuquerque; Martins, Elaine Cristina Soares; Fachin, Camila Girardi; Martins, Jose Luiz

    2013-06-01

    Apple-peel atresia (or Type-IIIb intestinal atresia) is an unusual type of jejunoileal atresia. They present with jejunal atresia near the ligament of Treitz and a foreshortened small bowel. Many surgical options have been used, but the optimal method of repair remains unclear. We present a case of a newborn with apple-peel intestinal atresia managed by enteroplasty for intestinal lengthening and primary anastomosis. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Intestinal Leiomyositis: A Cause of Chronic Intestinal Pseudo?Obstruction in 6 Dogs

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    Zacuto, A.C.; Pesavento, P.A.; Hill, S.; McAlister, A.; Rosenthal, K.; Cherbinsky, O.; Marks, S.L.

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    Background Intestinal leiomyositis is a suspected autoimmune disorder affecting the muscularis propria layer of the gastrointestinal tract and is a cause of chronic intestinal pseudo?obstruction in humans and animals. Objective To characterize the clinical presentation, histopathologic features, and outcome of dogs with intestinal leiomyositis in an effort to optimize treatment and prognosis. Animals Six client?owned dogs. Methods Retrospective case series. Medical records were reviewed to de...

  10. Interactions between the intestinal microbiota and innate lymphoid cells.

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    Chen, Vincent L; Kasper, Dennis L

    2014-01-01

    The mammalian intestine must manage to contain 100 trillion intestinal bacteria without inducing inappropriate immune responses to these microorganisms. The effects of the immune system on intestinal microorganisms are numerous and well-characterized, and recent research has determined that the microbiota influences the intestinal immune system as well. In this review, we first discuss the intestinal immune system and its role in containing and maintaining tolerance to commensal organisms. We next introduce a category of immune cells, the innate lymphoid cells, and describe their classification and function in intestinal immunology. Finally, we discuss the effects of the intestinal microbiota on innate lymphoid cells.

  11. Experiencing sexuality after intestinal stoma

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    Maria Angela Boccara de Paula

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Identify the Social Representations (SR of ostomized people in terms of sexuality after the stoma. METHODS: An exploratory, descriptive, qualitative study using the Social Representation Theory with 15 ostomized people (8 females, mean age of 57.9 years, between August and September 2005. Data obtained from transcribed interviews were submitted to content analysis, resulting in the thematic unit "Giving new meaning to sexuality" and subthemes. RESULTS: The study demonstrated that the intestinal stoma interferes in the sexuality experience, showing that the meanings attributed to this experience are based on individual life stories, quality of personal relationships established in practice and perception of sexuality, despite the stoma. CONCLUSIONS: The Social Representations, in terms of experiencing sexuality after the stoma, are based on meanings attributed to the body, associated with daily life and present in the social imaginary. It is influenced by other factors, such as physiological changes resulting from the surgery and the fact of having or not a partner. Care taken during sexual practices provide greater security and comfort in moments of intimacy, resembling the closest to what ostomized people experienced before the stoma. The self-irrigation technique associated or not with the use of artificial occluder, has been attested by its users as a positive element that makes a difference in sexual practice after the stoma. The support to ostomized people should be comprehensive, not limited to technical care and disease, which are important, but not sufficient. The interdisciplinary health team should consider all aspects of the person, seeking a real meeting between subjects.OBJETIVO: Identificar as Representações Sociais (RS da pessoa estomizada intestinal sobre vivência da sexualidade após confecção do estoma. MÉTODOS: Estudo exploratório, descritivo, qualitativo do ponto de vista do referencial da Representa

  12. Mecanismos de gobierno y protección al inversor como forma de control de la discrecionalidad directiva: un estudio para países europeos

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    Juan Manuel San Martín-Reyna

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se plantea un modelo explicativo que permita contrastar, para diferentes países, la relación entre los mecanismos de gobierno de la empresa y la discrecionalidad directiva, y si estos mecanismos se encuentran condicionados por el entorno institucional. Basados en una muestra de 765 empresas de siete países de la Unión Europea durante el periodo 2000-2003, se encontró que la discrecionalidad directiva tiende a disminuir a medida que se concentra la propiedad, se incrementa la protección legal con la que cuentan los inversores y disminuyen los niveles de endeudamiento, así como el tamaño del consejo de administración. Derivado de lo anterior, en un intento de analizar el efecto conjunto del marco institucional y el gobierno de la empresa, se encontró evidencia de que diferentes mecanismos de gobierno se convierten en superfluos cuando existe una fuerte protección al inversor.

  13. Los mecanismos de la democracia directa: Argumentos a favor y en contra desde la teoría de la democracia

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    Patricia Marenghi

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available La ponencia presenta una diversidad de afirmaciones que definen diferentes concepciones de la democracia y que, según se interpreten, respaldan afirmativa o negativamente la implementación de mecanismos de democracia directa o participativa. Se acentúan algunos de los argumentos teóricos que subyacen a la utilización de estos mecanismos y que llevan a sus detractores a afirmar que –y a sus partidarios a contradecir que- : a los representantes tienen más conocimientos sobre las consecuencias de las decisiones políticas; b el ciudadano común no puede tomar decisiones informadas (incluso racionales sobre problemas extremadamente complejos; c el participante del mecanismo de democracia directa actúa aisladamente, sin discusión, lo que niega la posibilidad de hacer concesiones o de cambiar de postura en el debate, y por lo tanto, la deliberación de los representantes lleva siempre a resultados mejores basados en el intercambio y la revisión de los argumentos.

  14. Reforço à flexão em vigas de concreto armado com manta de fibra de carbono: mecanismos de incremento de ancoragem

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    Vladimir José Ferrari

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available O desprendimento dos laminados de plásticos reforçados com fibras da face inferior tracionada das vigas reforçadas à flexão é um problema complexo e indesejável, pois ocorre sem aviso, antecipando a ruína da viga reforçada e impossibilitando o total aproveitamento das propriedades resistentes à tração do reforço. Neste trabalho estudou-se o comportamento de vigas de concreto armado, reforçadas à flexão com manta de fibra de carbono, e avaliou-se a incorporação de mecanismos de incremento de ancoragem para evitar o desprendimento prematuro da manta com conseqüente aumento da capacidade resistente à flexão da viga. Nove vigas foram divididas em cinco grupos em conformidade com mecanismo de incremento de ancoragem adotado. Um dos mecanismos, além de evitar o desprendimento prematuro do reforço, também proporcionou incremento na resistência à flexão mais de 95%, em relação à viga sem reforço, e incrementos em torno de 20%, em relação às vigas sem incremento de ancoragem.

  15. Análisis de los Mecanismos de Transferencia Tecnológica entre los Sectores Científico-tecnológico y Productivo de Argentina

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    Ana Inés Malizia

    2013-12-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es analizar el comportamiento de las estructuras de gestión que, en la Argentina, actúan como interfaz en la relación entre los sectores científico-tecnológicos y los productivos. Estas estructuras son denominadas “Oficinas de Vinculación Tecnológica y Transferencia”. En ese sentido, se presentan los resultados obtenidos a partir del análisis cuantitativo de los distintos mecanismos de gestión de la interacción entre ambos sectores. A partir del procesamiento estadístico de información de base, se obtuvieron resultados que permitieron definir y categorizar distintas variables relacionadas con las características de estas oficinas y de los sectores de la demanda. El análisis de la relación entre estas variables, permitió obtener información de base a partir de la cual se realizan inferencias acerca del comportamiento general sobre la generación y gestión de los mecanismos que regulan su relación con los sectores científico-tecnológicos y los productivos en la República Argentina. Palabras clave: mecanismos de transferencia de conocimiento, sistema nacional de innovación, estructuras de interfaz, oficinas de vinculación tecnológica y transferencia

  16. Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome and intestinal ...

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    ... hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS), also called 'Ondine's curse', is characterised by an abnormal ventilatory response to progressive hypercapnia and sustained hypoxaemia. Neonates with this condition experience hypoventilation or apnoea while asleep. Patients may also have congenital intestinal aganglionosis (CIA), ...

  17. Intestinal perforation secondary to metastasic lung carcinoma

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    M. C. Álvarez Sánchez

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Secondary symptomatic gastrointestinal metastases from lung primary tumor are rare. They can cause a variety of clinical conditions such as perforation, obstruction and bleeding. Intestinal perforations of intestinal metastases have a very poor prognosis. We present a case of a patient with metastatic lung cancer who presents with intestinal perforation and pneumoperitoneum. A 67 year old male, immunosuppressed and smoker is diagnosed with acute abdomen secondary to perforation of a tumor of the terminal ileum, as well as three other similar injuries. Resection and anastomosis. The patient died two months after surgery. The final pathological diagnosis supports epidermoidide poorly differentiated lung carcinoma. It was concluded that given an intestinal perforation in a patient diagnosed with lung carcinoma, it shouldn´t be excluded the metastases origen . Surgery is a purely palliative procedure.

  18. Intestinal Colonization Dynamics of Vibrio cholerae

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    Almagro-Moreno, Salvador; Pruss, Kali; Taylor, Ronald K.

    2015-01-01

    To cause the diarrheal disease cholera, Vibrio cholerae must effectively colonize the small intestine. In order to do so, the bacterium needs to successfully travel through the stomach and withstand the presence of agents such as bile and antimicrobial peptides in the intestinal lumen and mucus. The bacterial cells penetrate the viscous mucus layer covering the epithelium and attach and proliferate on its surface. In this review, we discuss recent developments and known aspects of the early stages of V. cholerae intestinal colonization and highlight areas that remain to be fully understood. We propose mechanisms and postulate a model that covers some of the steps that are required in order for the bacterium to efficiently colonize the human host. A deeper understanding of the colonization dynamics of V. cholerae and other intestinal pathogens will provide us with a variety of novel targets and strategies to avoid the diseases caused by these organisms. PMID:25996593

  19. [Acute intestinal infections: current and upcoming vaccines].

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    Erlich, Paul; Sansonetti, Philippe J

    2013-01-01

    Currently, only a few licensed vaccines against intestinal infections are available. Existing vaccines have shown good efficacy when used by travelers in industrialized countries. However, these vaccines have lower efficacy in endemic areas with high prevalence of enteric pathogens. Current vaccines are too expensive to be efficiently distributed in endemic countries. Immune correlates of protection are not well defined for current licensed vaccines. A better understanding of protection mechanisms at the intestinal mucosal surfaces should allow the development of more efficient vaccines. Gut physiology and microbial composition play an important role in both physical integrity and immunological status of the gastro-intestinal tract. These parameters can partially explain the disparities observed in current vaccines efficiency. Several next-generation vaccines combined or not with adjuvant able to promote a strong mucosal response in the intestine, are under preclinical and clinical investigations. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  20. [THE INTESTINAL BARRIER, THE MICROBIOTA, MICROBIOME].

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    Mar'yanovich, A T

    2016-01-01

    The review examined modern condition of development directions physiology of digestion, like structure and function of the intestinal barrier, the microbiota of the digestive tract in its relations with the microorganism.

  1. Diversity and functions of intestinal mononuclear phagocytes

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    Joeris, Thorsten; Müller-Luda, K; Agace, William Winston

    2017-01-01

    The intestinal lamina propria (LP) contains a diverse array of mononuclear phagocyte (MNP) subsets, including conventional dendritic cells (cDC), monocytes and tissue-resident macrophages (mφ) that collectively play an essential role in mucosal homeostasis, infection and inflammation. In the curr......The intestinal lamina propria (LP) contains a diverse array of mononuclear phagocyte (MNP) subsets, including conventional dendritic cells (cDC), monocytes and tissue-resident macrophages (mφ) that collectively play an essential role in mucosal homeostasis, infection and inflammation....... In the current review we discuss the function of intestinal cDC and monocyte-derived MNP, highlighting how these subsets play several non-redundant roles in the regulation of intestinal immune responses. While much remains to be learnt, recent findings also underline how the various populations of MNP adapt...

  2. Inflammasome in Intestinal Inflammation and Cancer

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    Tiago Nunes

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The activation of specific cytosolic pathogen recognition receptors, the nucleotide-binding-oligomerization-domain- (NOD- like receptors (NLRs, leads to the assembly of the inflammasome, a multimeric complex platform that activates caspase-1. The caspase-1 pathway leads to the upregulation of important cytokines from the interleukin (IL-1 family, IL-1β, and IL-18, with subsequent activation of the innate immune response. In this review, we discuss the molecular structure, the mechanisms behind the inflammasome activation, and its possible role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases and intestinal cancer. Here, we show that the available data points towards the importance of the inflammasome in the innate intestinal immune response, being the complex involved in the maintenance of intestinal homeostasis, correct intestinal barrier function and efficient elimination of invading pathogens.

  3. Upper intestinal and biliary tract endoprosthesis

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    Tytgat, G. N.; Bartelsman, J. F.; den Hartog Jager, F. C.; Huibregtse, K.; Mathus-Vliegen, E. M.

    1986-01-01

    The endoscopic insertion of an endoprosthesis is now a standard procedure in the ultimate palliation of malignant obstructing upper gastrointestinal and biliary malignancy. The commercially available prostheses and introducing devices are adequate for the majority of upper intestinal cancers. For

  4. Epidemiology of small intestinal atresia in Europe

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    Best, Kate E; Tennant, Peter W G; Addor, Marie-Claude

    2012-01-01

    The epidemiology of congenital small intestinal atresia (SIA) has not been well studied. This study describes the presence of additional anomalies, pregnancy outcomes, total prevalence and association with maternal age in SIA cases in Europe....

  5. Intestinal microbiota and HIV-1 infection

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    E. B. S. M. Trindade

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The intestinal microbiota consists of a qualitatively and quantitatively diverse range of microorganisms dynamically interacting with the host. It is remarkably stable with regard to the presence of microorganisms and their roles which, however, can be altered due to pathological conditions, diet composition, gastrointestinal disturbances and/or drug ingestion. The present review aimed at contributing to the discussion about changes in the intestinal microbiota due to HIV-1 infection, focusing on the triad infection-microbiota-nutrition as factors that promote intestinal bacterial imbalance. Intestinal microbiota alterations can be due to the HIV-1 infection as a primary factor or the pharmacotherapy employed, or they can be one of the consequences of the disease.

  6. Molecular characterization of intestinal protozoan parasites from ...

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    Koffi Mathurin

    2014-02-17

    AJEST. African Journal of Environmental Science and. Technology. Full Length Research Paper. Molecular characterization of intestinal protozoan parasites from children facing diarrheal disease and associated risk factors in ...

  7. Non-Meckel Small Intestine Diverticulitis

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    Shamim Ejaz

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Non-Meckel small intestine diverticulitis can have many manifestations and its management is not well-defined. We report 4 unselect cases of small intestine diverticulitis; all patients were seen by the same physician at the Emergency Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center between 1999 and 2014. The median age at diagnosis of these patients was 82 years (range, 76–87 years. All 4 patients presented with acute onset of abdominal pain, and computed tomography scans showed characteristics of small intestine diverticulitis unrelated to cancer. Most of the diverticula were found in the region of the duodenum and jejuno-ileal segments of the small intestine. The patients, even those with peripancreatic inflammation and localized perforation, were treated conservatively. Non-Meckel diverticulitis can be overlooked in the initial diagnosis because of the location of the diverticulosis, the age of the patient, and the rarity of the disease. Because patients with non-Meckel small intestine diverticulitis can present with acute abdominal pain, non-Meckel small intestine diverticulitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with acute abdominal pain, and computed tomography scans can help identify the condition. Because of the rarity of non-Meckel small intestine diverticulitis, few studies have been published, and the data are inconclusive about how best to approach these patients. Our experience with these 4 elderly patients indicates that non-Meckel small intestine diverticulitis can be treated conservatively, which avoids the potential morbidity and mortality of a surgical approach.

  8. Neuroimmune regulation during intestinal development and homeostasis.

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    Veiga-Fernandes, Henrique; Pachnis, Vassilis

    2017-02-01

    Interactions between the nervous system and immune system are required for organ function and homeostasis. Evidence suggests that enteric neurons and intestinal immune cells share common regulatory mechanisms and can coordinate their responses to developmental challenges and environmental aggressions. These discoveries shed light on the physiology of system interactions and open novel perspectives for therapy designs that target underappreciated neurological-immunological commonalities. Here we highlight findings that address the importance of neuroimmune cell units (NICUs) in intestinal development, homeostasis and disease.

  9. Intestinal angina. Report on two operated cases.

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    Solheim, K; Rosseland, A; Lund, B L

    1977-01-01

    In spite of the fact that the concept of intestinal angina is more than 70 years old, it is not generally accepted and only 400 cases of elective revascularization of the celiac/mesenteric arteries are reported in the literature. Two typical cases of intestinal angina treated with elective revascularization are presented and the pertinent literature is reviewed. An aggresive approach to the problem, followed by adequate reconstruction, is recommended.

  10. DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF SUBACUTE INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY

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    Amit; Anjani; Shaleen; Vikram; Prasheel

    2014-01-01

    Intestinal obstruction can be defined as impairment to the abnormal passage of intestinal contents that may be due to either mechanical obstruction or failure of normal intestinal motility in the absence of an obstructing lesion. Intestinal obstruction is the most common surgical disorder of the small intestine. SAIO implies incomplete obstruction. It has been defined in a number of ways and there are many gray zones in the treatment protocols. It is characterized by conti...

  11. Interactions between the intestinal microbiota and innate lymphoid cells

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    Chen, Vincent L; Kasper, Dennis L

    2013-01-01

    The mammalian intestine must manage to contain 100 trillion intestinal bacteria without inducing inappropriate immune responses to these microorganisms. The effects of the immune system on intestinal microorganisms are numerous and well-characterized, and recent research has determined that the microbiota influences the intestinal immune system as well. In this review, we first discuss the intestinal immune system and its role in containing and maintaining tolerance to commensal organisms. We...

  12. Functions and Signaling Pathways of Amino Acids in Intestinal Inflammation

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    Fang He; Chenlu Wu; Pan Li; Nengzhang Li; Dong Zhang; Quoqiang Zhu; Wenkai Ren; Yuanyi Peng

    2018-01-01

    Intestine is always exposed to external environment and intestinal microorganism; thus it is more sensitive to dysfunction and dysbiosis, leading to intestinal inflammation, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and diarrhea. An increasing number of studies indicate that dietary amino acids play significant roles in preventing and treating intestinal inflammation. The review aims to summarize the functions and signaling mechanisms of amino acids in intestin...

  13. Intestinal perforation by an ingested foreign body

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    Gabriel Cleve Nicolodi

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective: To identify the computed tomography findings suggestive of intestinal perforation by an ingested foreign body. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study of four cases of surgically proven intestinal perforation by a foreign body, comparing the computed tomography findings with those described in the literature. Results: None of the patients reported having ingested a foreign body, all were over 60 years of age, three of the four patients used a dental prosthesis, and all of the foreign bodies were elongated and sharp. In all four patients, there were findings indicative of acute abdomen. None of the foreign bodies were identified on conventional X-rays. The computed tomography findings suggestive of perforation were thickening of the intestinal walls (in all four cases, increased density of mesenteric fat (in all four cases, identification of the foreign body passing through the intestinal wall (in three cases, and gas in the peritoneal cavity (in one case. Conclusion: In cases of foreign body ingestion, intestinal perforation is more common when the foreign body is elongated and sharp. Although patients typically do not report having ingested such foreign bodies, the scenario should be suspected in elderly individuals who use dental prostheses. A computed tomography scan can detect foreign bodies, locate perforations, and guide treatment. The findings that suggest perforation are thickening of the intestinal walls, increased mesenteric fat density, and, less frequently, gas in the peritoneal cavity, often restricted to the point of perforation.

  14. Intestinal perforation by an ingested foreign body*

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    Nicolodi, Gabriel Cleve; Trippia, Cesar Rodrigo; Caboclo, Maria Fernanda F. S.; de Castro, Francisco Gomes; Miller, Wagner Peitl; de Lima, Raphael Rodrigues; Tazima, Leandro; Geraldo, Jamylle

    2016-01-01

    Objective To identify the computed tomography findings suggestive of intestinal perforation by an ingested foreign body. Materials and Methods This was a retrospective study of four cases of surgically proven intestinal perforation by a foreign body, comparing the computed tomography findings with those described in the literature. Results None of the patients reported having ingested a foreign body, all were over 60 years of age, three of the four patients used a dental prosthesis, and all of the foreign bodies were elongated and sharp. In all four patients, there were findings indicative of acute abdomen. None of the foreign bodies were identified on conventional X-rays. The computed tomography findings suggestive of perforation were thickening of the intestinal walls (in all four cases), increased density of mesenteric fat (in all four cases), identification of the foreign body passing through the intestinal wall (in three cases), and gas in the peritoneal cavity (in one case). Conclusion In cases of foreign body ingestion, intestinal perforation is more common when the foreign body is elongated and sharp. Although patients typically do not report having ingested such foreign bodies, the scenario should be suspected in elderly individuals who use dental prostheses. A computed tomography scan can detect foreign bodies, locate perforations, and guide treatment. The findings that suggest perforation are thickening of the intestinal walls, increased mesenteric fat density, and, less frequently, gas in the peritoneal cavity, often restricted to the point of perforation. PMID:27818542

  15. Intestinal perforation by an ingested foreign body

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    Nicolodi, Gabriel Cleve; Trippia, Cesar Rodrigo; Caboclo, Maria Fernanda F.S.; Castro, Francisco Gomes de; Miller, Wagner Peitl; Lima, Raphael Rodrigues de; Tazima, Leandro; Geraldo, Jamylle

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To identify the computed tomography findings suggestive of intestinal perforation by an ingested foreign body. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study of four cases of surgically proven intestinal perforation by a foreign body, comparing the computed tomography findings with those described in the literature. Results: None of the patients reported having ingested a foreign body, all were over 60 years of age, three of the four patients used a dental prosthesis, and all of the foreign bodies were elongated and sharp. In all four patients, there were findings indicative of acute abdomen. None of the foreign bodies were identified on conventional X-rays. The computed tomography findings suggestive of perforation were thickening of the intestinal walls (in all four cases), increased density of mesenteric fat (in all four cases), identification of the foreign body passing through the intestinal wall (in three cases), and gas in the peritoneal cavity (in one case). Conclusion: In cases of foreign body ingestion, intestinal perforation is more common when the foreign body is elongated and sharp. Although patients typically do not report having ingested such foreign bodies, the scenario should be suspected in elderly individuals who use dental prostheses. A computed tomography scan can detect foreign bodies, locate perforations, and guide treatment. The findings that suggest perforation are thickening of the intestinal walls, increased mesenteric fat density, and, less frequently, gas in the peritoneal cavity, often restricted to the point of perforation. (author)

  16. Intestinal perforation by an ingested foreign body.

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    Nicolodi, Gabriel Cleve; Trippia, Cesar Rodrigo; Caboclo, Maria Fernanda F S; de Castro, Francisco Gomes; Miller, Wagner Peitl; de Lima, Raphael Rodrigues; Tazima, Leandro; Geraldo, Jamylle

    2016-01-01

    To identify the computed tomography findings suggestive of intestinal perforation by an ingested foreign body. This was a retrospective study of four cases of surgically proven intestinal perforation by a foreign body, comparing the computed tomography findings with those described in the literature. None of the patients reported having ingested a foreign body, all were over 60 years of age, three of the four patients used a dental prosthesis, and all of the foreign bodies were elongated and sharp. In all four patients, there were findings indicative of acute abdomen. None of the foreign bodies were identified on conventional X-rays. The computed tomography findings suggestive of perforation were thickening of the intestinal walls (in all four cases), increased density of mesenteric fat (in all four cases), identification of the foreign body passing through the intestinal wall (in three cases), and gas in the peritoneal cavity (in one case). In cases of foreign body ingestion, intestinal perforation is more common when the foreign body is elongated and sharp. Although patients typically do not report having ingested such foreign bodies, the scenario should be suspected in elderly individuals who use dental prostheses. A computed tomography scan can detect foreign bodies, locate perforations, and guide treatment. The findings that suggest perforation are thickening of the intestinal walls, increased mesenteric fat density, and, less frequently, gas in the peritoneal cavity, often restricted to the point of perforation.

  17. Loss of HLTF function promotes intestinal carcinogenesis

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    Sandhu Sumit

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background HLTF (Helicase-like Transcription Factor is a DNA helicase protein homologous to the SWI/SNF family involved in the maintenance of genomic stability and the regulation of gene expression. HLTF has also been found to be frequently inactivated by promoter hypermethylation in human colon cancers. Whether this epigenetic event is required for intestinal carcinogenesis is unknown. Results To address the role of loss of HLTF function in the development of intestinal cancer, we generated Hltf deficient mice. These mutant mice showed normal development, and did not develop intestinal tumors, indicating that loss of Hltf function by itself is insufficient to induce the formation of intestinal cancer. On the Apcmin/+ mutant background, Hltf- deficiency was found to significantly increase the formation of intestinal adenocarcinoma and colon cancers. Cytogenetic analysis of colon tumor cells from Hltf -/-/Apcmin/+ mice revealed a high incidence of gross chromosomal instabilities, including Robertsonian fusions, chromosomal fragments and aneuploidy. None of these genetic alterations were observed in the colon tumor cells derived from Apcmin/+ mice. Increased tumor growth and genomic instability was also demonstrated in HCT116 human colon cancer cells in which HLTF expression was significantly decreased. Conclusion Taken together, our results demonstrate that loss of HLTF function promotes the malignant transformation of intestinal or colonic adenomas to carcinomas by inducing genomic instability. Our findings highly suggest that epigenetic inactivation of HLTF, as found in most human colon cancers, could play an important role in the progression of colon tumors to malignant cancer.

  18. Intestinal perforation by an ingested foreign body

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    Nicolodi, Gabriel Cleve; Trippia, Cesar Rodrigo; Caboclo, Maria Fernanda F.S.; Castro, Francisco Gomes de; Miller, Wagner Peitl; Lima, Raphael Rodrigues de; Tazima, Leandro; Geraldo, Jamylle, E-mail: gabrielnicolodi@gmail.com [Hospital Sao Vicente - Funef, Curitiba, PR (Brazil)

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    Objective: To identify the computed tomography findings suggestive of intestinal perforation by an ingested foreign body. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study of four cases of surgically proven intestinal perforation by a foreign body, comparing the computed tomography findings with those described in the literature. Results: None of the patients reported having ingested a foreign body, all were over 60 years of age, three of the four patients used a dental prosthesis, and all of the foreign bodies were elongated and sharp. In all four patients, there were findings indicative of acute abdomen. None of the foreign bodies were identified on conventional X-rays. The computed tomography findings suggestive of perforation were thickening of the intestinal walls (in all four cases), increased density of mesenteric fat (in all four cases), identification of the foreign body passing through the intestinal wall (in three cases), and gas in the peritoneal cavity (in one case). Conclusion: In cases of foreign body ingestion, intestinal perforation is more common when the foreign body is elongated and sharp. Although patients typically do not report having ingested such foreign bodies, the scenario should be suspected in elderly individuals who use dental prostheses. A computed tomography scan can detect foreign bodies, locate perforations, and guide treatment. The findings that suggest perforation are thickening of the intestinal walls, increased mesenteric fat density, and, less frequently, gas in the peritoneal cavity, often restricted to the point of perforation. (author)

  19. The intestinal microbiome of fish under starvation.

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    Xia, Jun Hong; Lin, Grace; Fu, Gui Hong; Wan, Zi Yi; Lee, May; Wang, Le; Liu, Xiao Jun; Yue, Gen Hua

    2014-04-05

    Starvation not only affects the nutritional and health status of the animals, but also the microbial composition in the host's intestine. Next-generation sequencing provides a unique opportunity to explore gut microbial communities and their interactions with hosts. However, studies on gut microbiomes have been conducted predominantly in humans and land animals. Not much is known on gut microbiomes of aquatic animals and their changes under changing environmental conditions. To address this shortcoming, we determined the microbial gene catalogue, and investigated changes in the microbial composition and host-microbe interactions in the intestine of Asian seabass in response to starvation. We found 33 phyla, 66 classes, 130 orders and 278 families in the intestinal microbiome. Proteobacteria (48.8%), Firmicutes (15.3%) and Bacteroidetes (8.2%) were the three most abundant bacteria taxa. Comparative analyses of the microbiome revealed shifts in bacteria communities, with dramatic enrichment of Bacteroidetes, but significant depletion of Betaproteobacteria in starved intestines. In addition, significant differences in clusters of orthologous groups (COG) functional categories and orthologous groups were observed. Genes related to antibiotic activity in the microbiome were significantly enriched in response to starvation, and host genes related to the immune response were generally up-regulated. This study provides the first insights into the fish intestinal microbiome and its changes under starvation. Further detailed study on interactions between intestinal microbiomes and hosts under dynamic conditions will shed new light on how the hosts and microbes respond to the changing environment.

  20. La oposición a la legalización del aborto como mecanismo de control social

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    Gerardo Rodríguez Morán

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEste trabajo se plantea a partir de una perspectiva teórico–conceptual, en la cual se aborda la relación entre dos enfoques que confluyen y forman parte de la agenda de discusión pública en la sociedad contemporánea: el aborto y el control social. Es así, que se examinará desde un enfoque empírico, el porqué de la prohibición del aborto –sobre todo en aquellos países donde no se encuentra legalizada su práctica–. Con esto, se constituye la reflexión sobre un mecanismo que se encuentra orientado a implementar esquemas particulares de control social, en el cual están institucionalizados: patrones culturales, normativos y socio–políticos, que tienden a regular la reproducción, la natalidad, el libre ejercicio de la sexualidad y el derecho de las mujeres a decidir sobre su cuerpo. AbstractThis paper arises from a theoretical and conceptual perspective in which the relationship between, two approaches converge and form part of the agenda of public discussion in contemporary society is discussed: abortion and social control. Thus, it will be considered from an empirical approach, the reason for the prohibition of abortion, especially in countries where the practice is not legalized. With this, the reflection is a mechanism aimed at implementing specific schemes is social control; which are institutionalized: socio-political, which tend to regulate reproduction, birth, cultural, regulatory and free exercise patterns of sexuality and the right of women to decide about their bodies.

  1. Viabilidad de los mecanismos alternos de resolución de conflictos tratándose del ambiente

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    Billy Quirós Muñoz

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Los medios alternativos de resolución de conflictos han ido ganando terreno en nuestro país; cada vez son más las personas, tanto físicas como jurídicas, que acuden a este tipo de mecanismos para solucionar sus conflictos de intereses. De ahí su importancia en determinar si éstos se pueden aplicar en materia ambiental para lograr una verdadera protección del ambiente según el mandato constitucional definido en el artículo 50. Tratándose del ambiente sobre lo que se concilia o se puede someter a un arbitraje, es sobre los efectos y cuantificación patrimonial a cargo del infractor, no sobre las medidas y los esfuerzos de éste para la reparación o mitigación del daño causado. Es posible arbitrar o conciliar con los plazos y formas de ejecutar las medidas, siempre y cuando éstos estén supervisados y controlados por expertos. Lo que es interesa la protección real y efectiva del ambiente, no infractores detrás de rejas, incluso a pesar de haber sido diligentes, caso que son los menos. Y es que precisamente cuando en el ambiente opera de manera real el Principio de Responsabilidad Objetiva, en donde la diligencia del infractor se asume, es cuando cobra con mayor fuerza la búsqueda de una solución pronta, cumplida y oportuna a favor del ambiente como elemento básico

  2. Alimentação fora de casa e excesso de peso: uma análise dos mecanismos explicativos

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    Ilana Nogueira Bezerra

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Discutir os possíveis mecanismos da relação entre consumo de alimentos fora do domicílio e ganho excessivo de peso. Métodos: Realizou-se um levantamento bibliográfico de artigos científicos que descrevessem as características dos alimentos consumidos fora do domicílio e de artigos que investigassem a relação entre essas características e o ganho excessivo de peso, publicados nas bases de dados: MEDLINE, Biblioteca Latino-Americana e do Caribe (LILACS e Scientific Eletronic Library Online (SciELO. Resultados: Constatouse que diversas características da alimentação fora do domicílio como a elevada densidade energética, o elevado teor de gorduras e açúcares, baixo conteúdo de fibras e cálcio, grandes porções de alimentos altamente palatáveis e ofertados em grande variedade e o consumo elevado de refrigerantes e doces contribuem para o ganho excessivo de peso. Conclusão: Constatada a importância da influência da alimentação fora do domicílio no ganho de peso, várias propostas são sugeridas para melhorar a oferta de alimentos saudáveis nas refeições realizadas fora de casa, no entanto, mais estudos são necessários para compreender quais mudanças no setor de alimentação fora de casa são efetivas para reduzir os impactos negativos na saúde da população.

  3. Mecanismos de tribalización en la patagonia: desde la gran crisis al primer gobierno peronista.

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    Walter Delrio

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available En 1937 el gobierno argentino decide desalojar y trasladar a la tribu Nahuelpán bajo acusaciones de extranjería e in-civilización. Luego de seis años, la medida es revisada y se inicia un proceso de restitución parcial de las tierras involucradas seleccionándose desde el estado a quienes se continuaría reconociendo como "tribu" Nahuelpán. A partir de este caso enmarcado en el contexto de las relaciones establecidas por las comunidades indígenas del territorio nacional de Chubut con las autoridades nacionales y las redes locales de poder, se propone un análisis del proceso de construcción del espacio social para los pueblos originarios en la matriz estado-nación-territorio en el período que va de la gran crisis del '30 al primer gobierno peronista. Se abordan en particular los mecanismos de tribalización en la interfase entre políticas oficiales y agencia aborigen.In 1937, the Argentine government decided to displace and remove the Nahuelpán tribe accused of foreign and uncivilized behavior. Six years later this measure was reviewed starting a process of partial land restitution in which the state selected who will continue to be considered as member of the above mentioned tribe. Focusing in that case, framed by the relationship established between indigenous communities of the national territory of Chubut and state authorities or local nets of power, this article analyzes the process leading to the construction of a social space in the state-nation-territory matrix since the 1930' great crisis until the first period of President Juan Perón.

  4. Nacionalismo y violencia en el País Vasco. Factores y mecanismos del auge y declive de ETA

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    Benjamín Tejerina

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    Full Text Available La violencia política, en sus múltiples manifestaciones, ha condicionado las prácticas sociales y el imaginario de la sociedad vasca en las últimas décadas. El inicio de este proceso se produce en pleno franquismo cuando el nacionalismo vasco experimenta una profunda mutación que ha marcado la vida cotidiana y la estructura institucional de la sociedad vasca desde entonces. Hace ahora cuatro años, el 20 de octubre de 2011, Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA anuncia el cese definitivo de la utilización de la violencia. Se han realizado numerosas investigaciones sobre el origen y la evolución del nacionalismo vasco radical para entender los cambios que ha experimentado a lo largo del tiempo. En este artículo se analiza el proceso de expansión y declive de la actividad de ETA y de los apoyos sociales y políticos con los que ha contado a lo largo de este tiempo. A partir de las investigaciones sobre el nacionalismo vasco realizadas por Alfonso Pérez-Agote a lo largo de tres décadas tratamos de completar su explicación sobre la violencia política prestando atención a la movilización social en torno a ella. A partir de los resultados de varias investigaciones, y siguiendo una lógica histórica que arranca en la dictadura franquista y culmina en la primera década del siglo XXI, se analizan los mecanismos sociales (cognitivos, afectivos y prácticos que han posibilitado su mantenimiento a lo largo del tiempo y su progresiva erosión.

  5. Mecanismos da intoxicação do fígado de rato causada pelo gossipol

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    Wanderson Luís de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available O fígado desempenha uma função central no metabolismo devido à sua interposição entre o trato digestivo e a circulação geral do organismo. Ele é também o principal órgão envolvido na biotransformação de substâncias exógenas (xenobióticos, com capacidade de converter compostos hidrofóbicos em hidrossolúveis, mais facilmente eliminados pelo organismo. O gossipol é uma substância fenólica tóxica presente na semente de algodão (Gossypium sp. Com o objetivo de estudar os mecanismos envolvidos na hepatotoxicidade do gossipol avaliou-se os seus efeitos no sistema antioxidante do fígado de ratos no que diz respeito ao estresse oxidativo e aspectos histopatológicos. Foram utilizados ratos machos da linhagem Wistar, separados em dois grupos, sendo que um recebeu óleo de canola (veículo, grupo Controle e o outro recebeu gossipol na dosagem de 40 mg/kg de peso vivo do animal por 15 dias (grupo Tratado. O tratamento com gossipol promoveu alterações na atividade sérica das enzimas marcadoras de dano hepático e um significativo estresse oxidativo caracterizado pela diminuição nos níveis da glutationa reduzida (GSH e consequente aumento da glutationa oxidada (GSSG, incluindo, ainda, danos à membrana plasmática e de organelas demonstrados pela peroxidação lipídica. O resultado da avaliação histopatológica demonstrou degeneração dos hepatócitos.

  6. Mecanismos de influencia sobre la comprobación corporal en las conductas de atracón

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    Antonios Dakanalis

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    Full Text Available A pesar del papel teórico que desempeñan las conductas de comprobación corporal en el proceso de mantenimiento de la conducta de atracón, los mecanismos por los que pueden afectar a los atracones siguen sin estar claros. Tomando el modelo de la objetivación de la patología alimentaria como marco teórico, los autores examinaron las posibles funciones que desempeñan la vergüenza corporal, la ansiedad por la apariencia y la restricción alimentaria en la comprobación del cuerpo y los atracones. Los datos recogidos en una amplia muestra de pacientes con trastorno de tipo bulímico en busca de tratamiento (N = 801 se analizaron a través de modelos de ecuaciones estructurales. Los resultados mostraron que, independientemente de las categorías diagnósticas específicas del DSM-5, las conductas de comprobación estaban asociadas indirectamente con los atracones y la restricción alimentaria a través de la vergüenza corporal y la ansiedad por la apariencia, mientras que la restricción alimentaria estaba directamente asociada con los atracones. Los resultados aportan utilidad clínica dado que contribuyen a la idea de cómo el examen crítico del propio cuerpo puede afectar de forma indirecta a las conductas de atracón. Se discuten las implicaciones prácticas de los hallazgos.

  7. Discapacidad y Mecanismos de Contención en Pacientes de Primer Nivel de Atención

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    Omar Felipe Dueñas García

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio observacional, transversal y prolectivo, en pacientes de primer nivel de atención de las clínicas familiares 1 y 12del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, de la ciudad de Puebla. Se encuestó un total de 102 pacientes, todos ellos mayores de edad, de los cuales 67 fueron mujeres y 35 hombres, con un promedio de edad de 41.08 años para mujeres y 44.8 para hombres. El promedio de escolaridad era de 10.25 años para hombres y 9.36 para mujeres. Cerca del 50% de los sujetos estaban casados y un 30% solteros. El 50% de los pacientes eran asalariados y 30% realizaban laboresdel hogar. Se encontró que no hubo diferencias de puntuación entre hombres y mujeres en los diferentes estilos de afrontamiento. Tampoco se encontró correlación entre la edad y mecanismos de afrontamiento. La dimensión de discapacidad en la que ambos sexos puntuaron más alto fue la de movilidad. Las mujeresotorgaron mayor puntaje a todos los diferentes estilos de afrontamiento sobre los hombres, excepto en el estilo de escape. El estilo de afrontamiento que mayor puntaje recibió para ambos sexos fue el de reevaluación positiva. El único estilo de afrontamiento que mostró correlación con discapacidad fue el de autocrítica – autoaceptación

  8. Mecanismos moleculares implicados en las enfermedades cardiovasculares aterotrombóticas Molecular mechanisms involved in atherothrombotic cardiovascular disease

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    Judith Borrero Sánchez

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    Full Text Available El síndrome coronario agudo es un problema de salud y constituye la primera causa de muerte en el mundo desarrollado y en Cuba. Esta enfermedad, que incluye infarto de miocardio, angina de pecho y muerte súbita, causa más muertes cada año que el resto de las enfermedades combinadas. El factor causal de mayor relevancia del infarto del miocardio, radica en la formación y evolución crónica de un ateroma, o eventos que son favorecidos por el estrés oxidativo, las citocinas proinflamatorias, la trombina y el no control de los factores de riesgo. La presente revisión se realizó con el propósito de explicar los mecanismos moleculares y la influencia de los factores de riesgo implicados en la fisiopatología de estas enfermedades. Se concluyó que las especies reactivas del oxígeno y el estrés oxidativo, desempeñan un papel importante en la fisiopatología de estas afecciones cardiovasculares, de relevancia para el diagnóstico y la terapéutica.Acute coronary syndrome is a health problem and is the leading cause of death in Europe, North America, and Cuba. This disease, which includes heart attack, angina and sudden death, causes more deaths each year than all other diseases combined. The most important causal factor of myocardial infarction lies in the formation and chronic evolution of atheroma, or events that are favored by oxidative stress, proinflammatory cytokines, thrombin and no control of risk factors. This review was conducted in order to explain the molecular mechanisms and the influence of the risk factors involved in the pathophysiology of these diseases. It was concluded that reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress play an important role in the pathophysiology of such cardiovascular disorders, of relevance for its diagnosis and therapy.

  9. BACTERIOCINAS: MECANISMO DE AÇÃO E USO NA CONSERVAÇÃO DE ALIMENTOS

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    DENYS SCHULZ

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    Alguns microrganismos possuem a capacidade de produzir substâncias que podem influenciar no desenvolvimento de outros microrganismos. Desde os anos 50 é relatada a habilidade de várias espécies de bactérias do gênero Bacillus de produzir substâncias com atividade antimicrobiana, dentre essas são relatadas a subtilisina, as proteases e as termolisinas. Em se tratando de antimicrobianos a maior ênfase é dada as bacteriocinas. Essas são definidas como peptídios antimicrobianos que destroem ou inibem o crescimento de outras bactérias taxonomicamente relacionadas com a cepa produtora. Muitas bactérias ácido-láticas produzem uma grande diversidade de bacteriocinas, sendo a nisina a única bacteriocina reconhecida pelo FDA (Food and Drug Administration e usada como conservador alimentar. Muitas bacteriocinas têm sido caracterizadas bioquimicamente e geneticamente. Embora sejam conhecidas, a função estrutural, a biossíntese e modo de ação de algumas bacteriocinas, muitos aspectos desses compostos ainda permanecem desconhecidos. Esse artigo descreve uma revisão sobre síntese, estrutura e mecanismo de ação de bacteriocinas bem como suas aplicações em alimentos. Alguns dados de toxicidade também são relatados. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Antimicrobianos; bacteriocinas; conservação de alimentos.

  10. Una red neuronal binaria para la identificación de mecanismos isomorfos. // A binary Neural network for identifying isomorphic mechanisms.

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    G. Galán Marín

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    Full Text Available Un problema de importancia primordial en el diseño mecánico es identificar los mecanismos isomorfos, puesto que los isomorfismos nodetectados generan soluciones duplicadas y por tanto suponen un esfuerzo innecesario en el proceso de diseño. Desde 1960, una grancantidad de métodos han sido propuestos para la detección de mecanismos isomorfos. Sin embargo, diversos trabajos han mostrado queaunque pueden existir algoritmos eficaces para casos particulares, en el caso general los métodos tradicionales para la detección deisomorfismos en cadenas cinemáticas no proporcionan usualmente soluciones eficientes para este problema, que ha sido clasificado comoNP-duro. Un eficaz método alternativo para la resolución de problemas NP-duros ha surgido recientemente con las redes neuronales. Eneste trabajo proponemos un nuevo modelo de red neuronal binaria diseñado para la resolución del problema de detección de mecanismosisomorfos. El modelo propuesto se halla basado en unas dinámicas discretas que garantizan una rápida y correcta convergencia de la redhacia soluciones aceptables. Las simulaciones numéricas muestran en los mecanismos analizados que la red neuronal propuestaproporciona excelentes resultados, mostrándose además muy superior a la red de Hopfield continua tradicional en lo que respecta al tiempode computación y en la facilidad de su implementación.Palabras claves: Mecanismos isomorfos, síntesis de mecanismos, isomorfismo de grafos, red neuronal binaria,redes de Hopfield.____________________________________________________________________________AbstractAn important step in the kinematic mechanism synthesis process is to identify graph isomorphism whilegenerating new mechanisms. Undetected isomorphisms result in duplicate solutions and unnecessary effort.Since 1960, a lot of methods have been proposed for the graph isomorphism identification. Some authors haveconcluded that, in the general case, the traditional methods of

  11. Fecal markers of intestinal inflammation and intestinal permeability are elevated in Parkinson's disease.

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    Schwiertz, Andreas; Spiegel, Jörg; Dillmann, Ulrich; Grundmann, David; Bürmann, Jan; Faßbender, Klaus; Schäfer, Karl-Herbert; Unger, Marcus M

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    Intestinal inflammation and increased intestinal permeability (both possibly fueled by dysbiosis) have been suggested to be implicated in the multifactorial pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). The objective of the current study was to investigate whether fecal markers of inflammation and impaired intestinal barrier function corroborate this pathogenic aspect of PD. In a case-control study, we quantitatively analyzed established fecal markers of intestinal inflammation (calprotectin and lactoferrin) and fecal markers of intestinal permeability (alpha-1-antitrypsin and zonulin) in PD patients (n = 34) and controls (n = 28, group-matched for age) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The study design controlled for potential confounding factors. Calprotectin, a fecal marker of intestinal inflammation, and two fecal markers of increased intestinal permeability (alpha-1-antitrypsin and zonulin) were significantly elevated in PD patients compared to age-matched controls. Lactoferrin, as a second fecal marker of intestinal inflammation, showed a non-significant trend towards elevated concentrations in PD patients. None of the four fecal markers correlated with disease severity, PD subtype, dopaminergic therapy, or presence of constipation. Fecal markers reflecting intestinal inflammation and increased intestinal permeability have been primarily investigated in inflammatory bowel disease so far. Our data indicate that calprotectin, alpha-1-antitrypsin and zonulin could be useful non-invasive markers in PD as well. Even though these markers are not disease-specific, they corroborate the hypothesis of an intestinal inflammation as contributing factor in the pathogenesis of PD. Further investigations are needed to determine whether calprotectin, alpha-1-antitrypsin and zonulin can be used to define PD subgroups and to monitor the effect of interventions in PD. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Associated mechanisms of aluminum tolerance in plants/ Mecanismos associados à tolerância ao alumínio em plantas

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    Cecília Estima Sacramento dos Reis

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    Full Text Available Aluminum toxicity is one of the major limiting factor regarding plant development in acid soils. The use of liming for correcting soil pH is not viable for some of acid soil areas (technique or economic reasons, making the development of Al tolerant genotypes the best alternative. Thus, the tolerance mechanisms as well as the genetic basis of Al tolerance has deserved special attention in the scientific community. In the last years, a significant progress has been achieved towards these goals, as well as in developing cultivars adapted to acid soils. The Al tolerance mechanisms are divided basically in two classes: the exclusion mechanisms that act after absorption or blocking its entry in the root system and those involved in detoxification, complexing the Al in specific organelles, mainly in the vacuoles. In many species, physiological mechanisms have been reported as responsible for the activation of organic acids (mainly citrate and malate that act as Al quelating agents, however many process are not yet understood and cleared. Currently, the basis for the internal detoxification is becoming clear through organic acid complexes and there sequestering by the vacuoles. Other potential mechanisms are the target for discussions.A toxicidade do alumínio é um dos principais fatores limitantes do desenvolvimento das plantas em solos ácidos. Pelo fato da utilização de corretivos da acidez do solo não ser a estratégia mais viável em muitas situações com solos ácidos (por razões técnicas e econômicas, o desenvolvimento de genótipos tolerantes ao Al tem sido o caminho mais focado, assim a investigação dos mecanismos de tolerância bem como as bases genéticas da tolerância ao Al têm merecido atenção especial pela pesquisa científica. Nos últimos anos, foi gerado um significativo progresso no entendimento das bases dos mecanismos de tolerância ao Al, assim como no desenvolvimento de cultivares mais adaptados as condições de

  13. Molecular aspects of intestinal calcium absorption.

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    Diaz de Barboza, Gabriela; Guizzardi, Solange; Tolosa de Talamoni, Nori

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    Intestinal Ca(2+) absorption is a crucial physiological process for maintaining bone mineralization and Ca(2+) homeostasis. It occurs through the transcellular and paracellular pathways. The first route comprises 3 steps: the entrance of Ca(2+) across the brush border membranes (BBM) of enterocytes through epithelial Ca(2+) channels TRPV6, TRPV5, and Cav1.3; Ca(2+) movement from the BBM to the basolateral membranes by binding proteins with high Ca(2+) affinity (such as CB9k); and Ca(2+) extrusion into the blood. Plasma membrane Ca(2+) ATPase (PMCA1b) and sodium calcium exchanger (NCX1) are mainly involved in the exit of Ca(2+) from enterocytes. A novel molecule, the 4.1R protein, seems to be a partner of PMCA1b, since both molecules co-localize and interact. The paracellular pathway consists of Ca(2+) transport through transmembrane proteins of tight junction structures, such as claudins 2, 12, and 15. There is evidence of crosstalk between the transcellular and paracellular pathways in intestinal Ca(2+) transport. When intestinal oxidative stress is triggered, there is a decrease in the expression of several molecules of both pathways that inhibit intestinal Ca(2+) absorption. Normalization of redox status in the intestine with drugs such as quercetin, ursodeoxycholic acid, or melatonin return intestinal Ca(2+) transport to control values. Calcitriol [1,25(OH)₂D₃] is the major controlling hormone of intestinal Ca(2+) transport. It increases the gene and protein expression of most of the molecules involved in both pathways. PTH, thyroid hormones, estrogens, prolactin, growth hormone, and glucocorticoids apparently also regulate Ca(2+) transport by direct action, indirect mechanism mediated by the increase of renal 1,25(OH)₂D₃ production, or both. Different physiological conditions, such as growth, pregnancy, lactation, and aging, adjust intestinal Ca(2+) absorption according to Ca(2+) demands. Better knowledge of the molecular details of intestinal Ca(2

  14. Intestinal ischemia-reperfusion injury augments intestinal mucosal injury and bacterial translocation in jaundiced rats.

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    Yüksek, Yunus Nadi; Kologlu, Murat; Daglar, Gül; Doganay, Mutlu; Dolapci, Istar; Bilgihan, Ayse; Dolapçi, Mete; Kama, Nuri Aydin

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate local effects and degree of bacterial translocation related with intestinal ischemia-reperfusion injury in a rat obstructive jaundice model. Thirty adult Sprague-Dawley rats (200-250 g) were divided into three groups; including Group 1 (jaundice group), Group 2 (jaundice-ischemia group) and Group 3 (ischemia group). All rats had 2 laparotomies. After experimental interventions, tissue samples for translocation; liver and ileum samples for histopathological examination, 25 cm of small intestine for mucosal myeloperoxidase and malondialdehyde levels and blood samples for biochemical analysis were obtained. Jaundiced rats had increased liver enzyme levels and total and direct bilirubin levels (p<0.05). Intestinal mucosal myeloperoxidase and malondialdehyde levels were found to be high in intestinal ischemia-reperfusion groups (p<0.05). Intestinal mucosal damage was more severe in rats with intestinal ischemia-reperfusion after bile duct ligation (p<0.05). Degree of bacterial translocation was also found to be significantly high in these rats (p<0.05). Intestinal mucosa is disturbed more severely in obstructive jaundice with the development of ischemia and reperfusion. Development of intestinal ischemia-reperfusion in obstructive jaundice increases bacterial translocation.

  15. Plasma intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP) concentrations increase following intestinal ischemia in pigs

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    Niewold, T.A.; Meinen, M.; Meulen, van der J.

    2004-01-01

    Intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP) is an intracellular epithelial protein in the intestinal mucosa of many animals. IFABP appears in the circulation following epithelial damage, and in humans, is proven to be a parameter for damage to the mucosa. In this paper, an ELISA test designed for

  16. Intestinal rehabilitation for children with intestinal failure is cost-effective : a simulation study

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    Groen, Henk; Neelis, Esther G; Poley, Marten J; Olieman, Joanne F; Scheenstra, René; Krabbe, Paul Fm; Dijkstra, Gerard; Rings, Edmond Hhm

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    BACKGROUND: Children with intestinal failure (IF) depend on parenteral nutrition (PN). The goal in the treatment of IF is to wean children off PN through intestinal rehabilitation (IR). Although the healthcare burden of IF is enormous, to our knowledge there has been no previous cost-effectiveness

  17. Intestinal rehabilitation for children with intestinal failure is cost-effective : a simulation study

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    Groen, Henk; Neelis, Esther G.; Poley, Marten J.; Olieman, Joanne F.; Scheenstra, Rene; Krabbe, Paul F. M.; Dijkstra, Gerard; Rings, Edmond H. H. M.

    Background: Children with intestinal failure (IF) depend on parenteral nutrition (PN). The goal in the treatment of IF is to wean children off PN through intestinal rehabilitation (IR). Although the healthcare burden of IF is enormous, to our knowledge there has been no previous cost-effectiveness

  18. [Myosin B ATPase activity of the intestinal smooth muscle in intestinal obstruction].

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    Takamatsu, H

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    Intestinal smooth myosin B was prepared from muscle layers around the lesion in dogs with experimental colonic stenosis and in patients with congenital intestinal obstruction. Mg2+-ATPase activity of the myosin B was compared between the proximal dilated segment and distal segment to obstruction. Experimental colonic stenosis: In early period after surgery, proximal colons showed higher activity of myosin B ATPase than distal colons, decreasing to less than distal colon as time passed. Congenital intestinal obstruction: In three cases, whose atresia might have occurred at earlier period of gestation, proximal bowels showed less activity of myosin B ATPase than distal bowels. However, in two cases, whose atresia might have occurred at later period of gestation, and two cases with intestinal stenosis, proximal bowels indicated higher activity of myosin B ATPase than distal bowels. These data suggested that the contractibility of the proximal intestine was depending on the duration of obstruction, and it was depressed in the former patients and was accelerated in the latter patients. These results suggested that the extensive resection of dilated proximal bowel in the congenital atresia is not always necessary to obtain good postoperative intestinal dynamics at the operation of the atresial lesions which may be induced at later period of gestation. They also suggested that surgery for intestinal obstruction should be performed before the depression of intestinal contractibility to get good bowel function.

  19. Coagulation of sheep intestinal and prefemoral lymph.

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    Hanley, C A; Johnston, M G; Nelson, W

    1988-06-01

    We have determined the most suitable method for the automated analysis of the clotting parameters in sheep intestinal and prefemoral lymph as defined by the Activated Partial Thromboplastin Times (APTT; measure of intrinsic coagulation pathway) and the Prothrombin Times (PT; measure of extrinsic coagulation pathway). As opposed to optical density systems, the use of a Fibro-System Fibrometer was found to provide the most consistent assessment of coagulation with the endpoint being the time to fibrin strand formation. We measured APTT in sheep intestinal and prefemoral lymph of 59.78 +/- 7.69 seconds and 51.03 +/- 10.49 seconds respectively. These values were more prolonged than those obtained from sheep blood plasma but only in the case of intestinal lymph were the differences significant (p less than 0.025). Human blood APTT values were significantly less than both sheep blood (p less than 0.05) and sheep intestinal (p less than 0.001) and prefemoral lymph (p less than 0.01). PT values were found to be 21.56 +/- 1.14 seconds in intestinal and 22.00 +/- 1.88 seconds in prefemoral lymph. These values were also significantly greater than those obtained from sheep blood (both p less than 0.001). Human blood PTs were significantly less than both sheep blood (p less than 0.001) and intestinal and prefemoral lymph (both p less than 0.001). Measurement of APTT and PT values in intestinal lymph and PT determinations in prefemoral lymph were not affected by storage in the refrigerator or freezer. There was some indication that APTT values in prefemoral samples were susceptible to storage artifacts; however, the differences in coagulation times were not significant.

  20. Neonatal intestinal obstruction in Benin, Nigeria

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    Full Text Available Background: Intestinal obstruction is a life threatening condition in the newborn, with attendant high mortality rate especially in underserved subregion. This study reports the aetiology, presentation, and outcome of intestinal obstruction management in neonates. Materials and Methods: A prospective study of neonatal intestinal obstruction at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin, Nigeria, between January 2006-June 2008. Data were collated on a structured proforma and analysed for age, sex, weight, presentation, type/date of gestation/delivery, aetiology, clinical presentation, associated anomaly, treatment, and outcome. Results: There were 71 neonates, 52 were males and 19 were females (2.7:1. Their age range was between 12 hours and 28 days (mean, 7.9 ± 2.7 days and they weighed between 1.8 and 5.2 kg (average, 3.2 kg. The causes of intestinal obstruction were: Anorectal anomaly, 28 (39.4%; Hirschsprung′s disease, 8 (11.3%′ prematurity, 3 (4.2%; meconeum plug, 2 (2.8%; malrotation, 6 (8.5%; intestinal atresia, 8 (11.3%; necrotising enterocolitis (NEC, 4 (5.6%; obstructed hernia, 4 (5.6%; and spontaneous gut perforation, 3 (4.2%. Also, 27 (38% children had colostomy, 24 (33.8% had laparotomy, 9 (12.8% had anoplasty, while 11 (15.4% were managed nonoperatively. A total of 41 (57.7% neonates required incubator, 26 (36.6% needed total parenteral nutrition, while 15 (21.1% require d paediatric ventilator. Financial constraint, late presentation, presence of multiple anomalies, aspiration, sepsis, gut perforation, and bowel gangrene were the main contributors to death. Neonates with lower obstructions had a better outcome compared to those having upper intestinal obstruction ( P < 0.0001. Conclusion: Outcomes of intestinal obstruction are still poor in our setting; late presentation, financial constraints, poor parental motivation and lack of basic facilities were the major determinants of mortality.

  1. CT evaluation of mechanical intestinal obstruction

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    Han, Sung Tag; Kim, Ho Kyun; Jeon, Jeong Dong; Kim, Young Tong [Gollege of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    To evaluate the usefulness of CT for the diagnosis and treatment planning of mechanical intestinal obstruction. We retrospectively reviewed 38 patients who were clinically suspected of mechanical intestinal obstruction and had undergone abdominal CT. The CT scans were evaluated for the absence or presence, severity, cause and site of intestinal obstruction. CT findings were compared with the results of laparotomy, barium study and clinical course. The absence or presence and severity of intestinal obstruction were classified into no obstruction, partial obstruction, complete obstruction. Diagnosis was established by means of laparotomy in 20 cases, barium study in 9 cases and clinical course in 9 cases. Of 38 cases, 7(18.4%) showed no obstruction, 22(57.9%) showed partial obstruction, and 9(23.7%) showed complete obstruction. The presence or absence and severity on CT scans were correctly predicted in 36 of 38 cases (sensitivity 95 %, specificity 97 %, accuracy 96 %) (in case of no obstruction: sensitivity 100 %, specificity 94%, accuracy 95%; in case of partial obstruction : sensitivity 91%, specificity 100%, accuracy 95%; in case of complete obstruction : sensitivity 100%, specificity 100%, accuracy 100%). All 9 cases with complete obstruction underwent prompt and immediate laparotomy. 13 cases, excluding those with mass around the site of transition and adhesion with strangulation, with partial obstruction improved with conservative treatment without laparotomy. The causes of obstruction were adhesion in 13, hernia in 6, primary cancer in 5, metastatic cancer in 3, abscess in 2, intestinal tbc in 1, and Crohn's disease in 1. The cause of obstruction on CT scans were correctly predicted in 27 of 31 cases (87.1 %). The sites of obstruction on CT scans were correctly predicted in 22 of 26 cases (84.6%). CT is valuable in the evaluation of absence or presence, severity, cause and site of intestinal obstruction, and is considered to be helpful in treatment

  2. Intestinal cytochromes P450 regulating the intestinal microbiota and its probiotic profile

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    Eugenia Elefterios Venizelos Bezirtzoglou

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Cytochromes P450 (CYPs enzymes metabolize a large variety of xenobiotic substances. In this vein, a plethora of studies were conducted to investigate their role, as cytochromes are located in both liver and intestinal tissues. The P450 profile of the human intestine has not been fully characterized. Human intestine serves primarily as an absorptive organ for nutrients, although it has also the ability to metabolize drugs. CYPs are responsible for the majority of phase I drug metabolism reactions. CYP3A represents the major intestinal CYP (80% followed by CYP2C9. CYP1A is expressed at high level in the duodenum, together with less abundant levels of CYP2C8-10 and CYP2D6. Cytochromes present a genetic polymorphism intra- or interindividual and intra- or interethnic. Changes in the pharmacokinetic profile of the drug are associated with increased toxicity due to reduced metabolism, altered efficacy of the drug, increased production of toxic metabolites, and adverse drug interaction. The high metabolic capacity of the intestinal flora is due to its enormous pool of enzymes, which catalyzes reactions in phase I and phase II drug metabolism. Compromised intestinal barrier conditions, when rupture of the intestinal integrity occurs, could increase passive paracellular absorption. It is clear that high microbial intestinal charge following intestinal disturbances, ageing, environment, or food-associated ailments leads to the microbial metabolism of a drug before absorption. The effect of certain bacteria having a benefic action on the intestinal ecosystem has been largely discussed during the past few years by many authors. The aim of the probiotic approach is to repair the deficiencies in the gut flora and establish a protective effect. There is a tentative multifactorial association of the CYP (P450 cytochrome role in the different diseases states, environmental toxic effects or chemical exposures and nutritional status.

  3. Generation of tissue-engineered small intestine using embryonic stem cell-derived human intestinal organoids.

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    Finkbeiner, Stacy R; Freeman, Jennifer J; Wieck, Minna M; El-Nachef, Wael; Altheim, Christopher H; Tsai, Yu-Hwai; Huang, Sha; Dyal, Rachel; White, Eric S; Grikscheit, Tracy C; Teitelbaum, Daniel H; Spence, Jason R

    2015-10-12

    Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is characterized by poor nutrient absorption due to a deficit of healthy intestine. Current treatment practices rely on providing supportive medical therapy with parenteral nutrition; while life saving, such interventions are not curative and are still associated with significant co-morbidities. As approaches to lengthen remaining intestinal tissue have been met with only limited success and intestinal transplants have poor survival outcomes, new approaches to treating SBS are necessary. Human intestine derived from embryonic stem cells (hESCs) or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), called human intestinal organoids (HIOs), have the potential to offer a personalized and scalable source of intestine for regenerative therapies. However, given that HIOs are small three-dimensional structures grown in vitro, methods to generate usable HIO-derived constructs are needed. We investigated the ability of hESCs or HIOs to populate acellular porcine intestinal matrices and artificial polyglycolic/poly L lactic acid (PGA/PLLA) scaffolds, and examined the ability of matrix/scaffolds to thrive when transplanted in vivo. Our results demonstrate that the acellular matrix alone is not sufficient to instruct hESC differentiation towards an endodermal or intestinal fate. We observed that while HIOs reseed acellular porcine matrices in vitro, the HIO-reseeded matrices do not thrive when transplanted in vivo. In contrast, HIO-seeded PGA/PLLA scaffolds thrive in vivo and develop into tissue that looks nearly identical to adult human intestinal tissue. Our results suggest that HIO-seeded PGA/PLLA scaffolds are a promising avenue for developing the mucosal component of tissue engineered human small intestine, which need to be explored further to develop them into fully functional tissue. © 2015. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd.

  4. Generation of tissue-engineered small intestine using embryonic stem cell-derived human intestinal organoids

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    Stacy R. Finkbeiner

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Short bowel syndrome (SBS is characterized by poor nutrient absorption due to a deficit of healthy intestine. Current treatment practices rely on providing supportive medical therapy with parenteral nutrition; while life saving, such interventions are not curative and are still associated with significant co-morbidities. As approaches to lengthen remaining intestinal tissue have been met with only limited success and intestinal transplants have poor survival outcomes, new approaches to treating SBS are necessary. Human intestine derived from embryonic stem cells (hESCs or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs, called human intestinal organoids (HIOs, have the potential to offer a personalized and scalable source of intestine for regenerative therapies. However, given that HIOs are small three-dimensional structures grown in vitro, methods to generate usable HIO-derived constructs are needed. We investigated the ability of hESCs or HIOs to populate acellular porcine intestinal matrices and artificial polyglycolic/poly L lactic acid (PGA/PLLA scaffolds, and examined the ability of matrix/scaffolds to thrive when transplanted in vivo. Our results demonstrate that the acellular matrix alone is not sufficient to instruct hESC differentiation towards an endodermal or intestinal fate. We observed that while HIOs reseed acellular porcine matrices in vitro, the HIO-reseeded matrices do not thrive when transplanted in vivo. In contrast, HIO-seeded PGA/PLLA scaffolds thrive in vivo and develop into tissue that looks nearly identical to adult human intestinal tissue. Our results suggest that HIO-seeded PGA/PLLA scaffolds are a promising avenue for developing the mucosal component of tissue engineered human small intestine, which need to be explored further to develop them into fully functional tissue.

  5. Intestinal Leiomyositis: A Cause of Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction in 6 Dogs.

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    Zacuto, A C; Pesavento, P A; Hill, S; McAlister, A; Rosenthal, K; Cherbinsky, O; Marks, S L

    2016-01-01

    Intestinal leiomyositis is a suspected autoimmune disorder affecting the muscularis propria layer of the gastrointestinal tract and is a cause of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction in humans and animals. To characterize the clinical presentation, histopathologic features, and outcome of dogs with intestinal leiomyositis in an effort to optimize treatment and prognosis. Six client-owned dogs. Retrospective case series. Medical records were reviewed to describe signalment, clinicopathologic and imaging findings, histopathologic diagnoses, treatment, and outcome. All biopsy specimens were reviewed by a board-certified pathologist. Median age of dogs was 5.4 years (range, 15 months-9 years). Consistent clinical signs included vomiting (6/6), regurgitation (2/6), and small bowel diarrhea (3/6). Median duration of clinical signs before presentation was 13 days (range, 5-150 days). Diagnostic imaging showed marked gastric distension with dilated small intestines in 4/6 dogs. Full-thickness intestinal biopsies were obtained in all dogs by laparotomy. Histopathology of the stomach and intestines disclosed mononuclear inflammation, myofiber degeneration and necrosis, and fibrosis centered within the region of myofiber loss in the intestinal muscularis propria. All dogs received various combinations of immunomodulatory and prokinetic treatment, antimicrobial agents, antiemetics, and IV fluids, but none of the dogs showed a clinically relevant improvement with treatment. Median survival was 19 days after diagnosis (range, 3-270 days). Intestinal leiomyositis is a cause of intestinal pseudo-obstruction and must be diagnosed by full-thickness intestinal biopsy. This disease should be considered in dogs with acute and chronic vomiting, regurgitation, and small bowel diarrhea. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

  6. Intestinal parasitic infections in renal transplant recipients.

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    Azami, Mehdi; Sharifi, Mehran; Hejazi, Sayed Hossein; Tazhibi, Mehdi

    2010-01-01

    The impact of intestinal parasitic infection in renal transplant recipients requires careful consideration in the developing world. However, there have been very few studies addressing this issue in Iran. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in renal transplant recipients in Iran. Stool specimens from renal transplant recipients and control groups were obtained between June 2006 and January 2007. The samples screened for intestinal parasitic infections using direct smear, formalin-ether sedimentation, Sheather's flotation and modified Ziehl-Neelsen staining methods. Out of 150 renal transplant recipients, 33.3% (50), and out of 225 control group, 20% (45) were infected with one or more type of intestinal parasites. The parasites detected among patients included Entamoeba coli (10.6%), Endolimax nana (8.7%), Giardia lamblia (7.4%), Blastocystis spp. (4.7%), Iodamoeba butschlii (0.7%), Chilomastix mesnili (0.7%) and Ascaris lumbricoides (0.7%). Multiple infections were more common among renal transplant recipients group (p < 0.05). This study highlights the importance of testing for intestinal parasites among Iranian renal transplant recipients. Routine examinations of stool samples for parasites would significantly benefit the renal transplant recipients by contributing to reduce severe infections.

  7. Macrophages in intestinal homeostasis and inflammation

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    Bain, Calum C; Mowat, Allan McI

    2014-01-01

    The intestine contains the largest pool of macrophages in the body which are essential for maintaining mucosal homeostasis in the face of the microbiota and the constant need for epithelial renewal but are also important components of protective immunity and are involved in the pathology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, defining the biological roles of intestinal macrophages has been impeded by problems in defining the phenotype and origins of different populations of myeloid cells in the mucosa. Here, we discuss how multiple parameters can be used in combination to discriminate between functionally distinct myeloid cells and discuss the roles of macrophages during homeostasis and how these may change when inflammation ensues. We also discuss the evidence that intestinal macrophages do not fit the current paradigm that tissue-resident macrophages are derived from embryonic precursors that self-renew in situ, but require constant replenishment by blood monocytes. We describe our recent work demonstrating that classical monocytes constantly enter the intestinal mucosa and how the environment dictates their subsequent fate. We believe that understanding the factors that drive intestinal macrophage development in the steady state and how these may change in response to pathogens or inflammation could provide important insights into the treatment of IBD. PMID:24942685

  8. Glutamine and Its Effects on the Intestine

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    Paul E Hardy

    1991-01-01

    Full Text Available Glutamine, an amino acid, is the principal energy substrate for small intestinal cells. It also acts as a nitrogen carrier through its amide nitrogen. Arterial glutamine is supported by net synthesis in skeletal muscle. Glutamine is rapidly metabolized by the intestine, whether supplied from the lumen or from the arterial circulation. Intestinal uptake of glutamine increases after trauma and operative stress. The consumption of glutamine by the gut may in large part be dependent on mucosal glutaminase activity and on enterocyte glutamine transport. Glutaminc has been shown to improve gut morphology and outcome in animal models of encerocolitis. It may play a similar role in aiding repair of human intestinal injury in persons with sufficient glutamine in their diet compared to those who arc glutamine deficient. Glutamine may have a positive effect on the immune function of the intestinal mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue. Glutamine is not currently available in nutritional preparations for routine clinical use, yet it has recently been shown to benefit maintenance of nitrogen balance in humans. Due to the instability and low solubility of glutamine, dipeptides have been studied. L-alanyl-L-glutamine seems to be the most promising glutamine precursor for parenteral use in humans, as it is safe and rapidly hydrolyzed in vivo to release free glutamine. The exact role of glutamine as a therapeutic agent to promote intetitinal well-being has yet to be determined. However, preliminary evidence suggests that glutaminc will be helpful in a variety of clinical scenarios.

  9. Intestinal parasitic infections in renal transplant recipients

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    Mehdi Azami

    Full Text Available The impact of intestinal parasitic infection in renal transplant recipients requires careful consideration in the developing world. However, there have been very few studies addressing this issue in Iran. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in renal transplant recipients in Iran. Stool specimens from renal transplant recipients and control groups were obtained between June 2006 and January 2007. The samples screened for intestinal parasitic infections using direct smear, formalin-ether sedimentation, Sheather's flotation and modified Ziehl-Neelsen staining methods. Out of 150 renal transplant recipients, 33.3% (50, and out of 225 control group, 20% (45 were infected with one or more type of intestinal parasites. The parasites detected among patients included Entamoeba coli (10.6%, Endolimax nana (8.7%, Giardia lamblia (7.4%, Blastocystis spp. (4.7%, Iodamoeba butschlii (0.7%, Chilomastix mesnili (0.7% and Ascaris lumbricoides (0.7%. Multiple infections were more common among renal transplant recipients group (p < 0.05. This study highlights the importance of testing for intestinal parasites among Iranian renal transplant recipients. Routine examinations of stool samples for parasites would significantly benefit the renal transplant recipients by contributing to reduce severe infections.

  10. Small Intestinal Obstruction Caused by Anisakiasis

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    Yuichi Takano

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Small intestinal anisakiasis is a rare disease that is very difficult to diagnose, and its initial diagnosis is often surgical. However, it is typically a benign disease that resolves with conservative treatment, and unnecessary surgery can be avoided if it is appropriately diagnosed. This case report is an example of small intestinal obstruction caused by anisakiasis that resolved with conservative treatment. A 63-year-old man admitted to our department with acute abdominal pain. A history of raw fish (sushi ingestion was recorded. Abdominal CT demonstrated small intestinal dilatation with wall thickening and contrast enhancement. Ascitic fluid was found on the liver surface and in the Douglas pouch. His IgE (RIST was elevated, and he tested positive for the anti-Anisakis antibodies IgG and IgA. Small intestinal obstruction by anisakiasis was highly suspected and conservative treatment was performed, ileus tube, fasting, and fluid replacement. Symptoms quickly resolved, and he was discharged on the seventh day of admission. Small intestinal anisakiasis is a relatively uncommon disease, the diagnosis of which may be difficult. Because it is a self-limiting disease that usually resolves in 1-2 weeks, a conservative approach is advisable to avoid unnecessary surgery.

  11. Tissue response after radiation exposure. Intestine

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    Otsuka, Kensuke; Tomita, Masanori; Yamauchi, Motohiro; Iwasaki, Toshiyasu

    2014-01-01

    Gastrointestinal syndrome followed by 'gut death' is due to intestinal disorders. This syndrome is induced by high-dose (>10 Gy) of ionizing radiation. Recovery from the gastrointestinal syndrome would depend on the number of survived clonogens and regeneration capability of crypts. These tissue alterations can be observed by high-dose radiation, however, cellular dynamics in crypts can be affected by low-dose radiation. For example, Potten et al. found that low-dose radiation induce apoptosis of intestinal stem cells, which produce all differentiated function cells. Recently, intestinal stem cells are characterized by molecular markers such as Lgr5. Since intestinal adenomas can be induced by deletion of Apc gene in Lgr5 + stem cells, it is widely recognized that Lgr5 + stem cells are the cell-of-origin of cancer. Duodenal Lgr5 + stem cells are known as radioresistant cells, however, we found that ionizing radiation significantly induces the turnover of colonic Lgr5 + stem cells. Combined with the knowledge of other radioresistant markers, stem-cell dynamics in tissue after irradiation are becoming clear. The present review introduces the history of gastrointestinal syndrome and intestinal stem cells, and discusses those future perspectives. (author)

  12. Intestinal endocrine cells in radiation enteritis

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    Pietroletti, R.; Blaauwgeers, J.L.; Taat, C.W.; Simi, M.; Brummelkamp, W.H.; Becker, A.E.

    1989-01-01

    In this study, the intestinal endocrine cells were investigated in 13 surgical specimens affected by radiation enteritis. Endocrine cells were studied by means of Grimelius' silver staining and immunostaining for chromogranin, a general marker of endocrine cells. Positively stained cells were quantified by counting their number per unit length of muscularis mucosa. Results in radiation enteritis were compared with matched control specimens by using Student's t test. Chromogranin immunostaining showed a statistically significant increase of endocrine cells in radiation enteritis specimens compared with controls both in small and large intestine (ileum, 67.5 +/- 23.5 cells per unit length of muscularis mucosa in radiation enteritis versus 17.0 +/- 6.1 in controls; colon, 40.9 +/- 13.7 cells per unit length of muscularis mucosa in radiation enteritis versus 9.5 +/- 4.1 in controls--p less than 0.005 in both instances). Increase of endocrine cells was demonstrated also by Grimelius' staining; however, without reaching statistical significance. It is not clear whether or not the increase of endocrine cells in radiation enteritis reported in this study is caused by a hyperplastic response or by a sparing phenomenon. We should consider that increased endocrine cells, when abnormally secreting their products, may be involved in some of the clinical features of radiation enteropathy. In addition, as intestinal endocrine cells produce trophic substances to the intestine, their increase could be responsible for the raised risk of developing carcinoma of the intestine in long standing radiation enteritis

  13. Mecanismos de invasión del esporozoíto de Plasmodium en el mosquito vector Anopheles

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    Lilian M. Spencer

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available La Malaria o Paludismo es una de las enfermedades tropicales considerada un problema de salud pública a nivel mundial por la OMS. Plasmodium es un protozoario cuyo vector es la hembra del mosquito Anopheles. En este vector se cumplen dos procesos fundamentales en el ciclo de vida del parásito, como son la reproducción sexual, con la formación de un cigoto móvil llamado ooquineto como producto de la fertilización entre los gametos; y la invasión del epitelio del estómago y formación del ooquiste. El estadio producto de esta esporogonia son los esporozoítos (reproducción asexual que se dirigen a las glándulas salivales; y es el infectivo para el mamífero. El esporozoíto es el responsable de establecer la enfermedad en su hospedador vertebrado y por lo tanto los procesos de invasión de este a las glándulas salivales del mosquito es uno de los puntos fundamentales de estudio. Nosotros presentamos una revisión acerca de los mecanismos de invasión del parásito dentro del vector mosquito y las proteínas más importantes que median este proceso. Uno de los aspectos más estudiados en las investigaciones en malaria ha sido determinar la antigenicidad de dichas proteínas en esta parte del ciclo con el fin de ser usadas en el diseño de vacunas. Entre ellas, algunas de las más estudiadas son: P230, P48/45, P28, P25, CTRP, CS, TRAP, WARP y SOAP las cuales han sido consideradas en las estrategias para inhibir el desarrollo del parásito, mejor conocidas como vacunas de bloqueo de trasmisión por el vector. Por lo tanto, presentamos algunas de las estrategias en el diseño de vacunas, basado en las proteínas implicadas en los estadios desarrollados dentro del vector.

  14. O mecanismo de transmissão monetária na economia brasileira pós-Plano Real

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    Marcelo Fernandes

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho estima o mecanismo de transmissão monetária da economia brasileira pós-Plano Real via um modelo VAR cointegrado para o estoque real de moeda, renda real agregada, inflação, e taxas de juros de curto e longo prazo. Para dar uma conotação estrutural ao sistema dinâmico estimado, identificamos os vetores de cointegração a partir de relações econômicas de equilíbrio. Os resultados empíricos evidenciam que o estoque real de moeda é uma tendência estocástica comum do sistema e que existem três relações de longo prazo. A primeira corresponde a uma curva IS estabelecendo uma relação negativa entre o hiato do produto real e a taxa de juros real. O segundo vetor de cointegração determina o nível de reservas em função da velocidade da moeda, da inflação e das taxas de juros de curto e longo prazo. A terceira relação identifica a regra de reação monetária do Banco Central para fixar a taxa de juros SELIC. Finalmente, a dinâmica de curto prazo implícita na representação VECM e a análise de impulso-resposta ilustram a boa aderência do modelo.This paper estimates the monetary transmission mechanism in Brazil as from the Real Plan using a cointegrated VAR model for real money stock, real output, inflation, short- and long-term interest rates. To provide a structural interpretation to the resulting dynamic system, we identify the cointegrating vectors through equilibrium relationships derived from macroeconomic theory. The empirical results evince that the real money stock is a stochastic common trend of the system and that there are three long-run relationships. The first corresponds to the IS curve, establishing a negative relation between the real output gap and the real interest rate. The second cointegrating vector determines the level of international reserves as a function of money velocity, inflation, short- and long-term interest rates. The third cointegrating relationship identifies the monetary

  15. MIOGÉNESIS CRANEOFACIAL Y CARDÍACA: UNA REVISIÓN DE MECANISMOS MOLECULARES Y CELULARES PARALELOS

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    Nancy Esperanza Castro Guevara

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  16. Accidentes biológicos en estudiantes de medicina de una universidad peruana: prevalencia, mecanismos y factores de riesgo

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    Elizabeth Inga

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Una de las más serias amenazas que enfrentan los estudiantes de medicina durante su práctica clínica es la posibilidad de exposición a accidentes biológicos, debido en la mayoría de los casos a la inexperiencia y el escaso desarrollo de las habilidades manuales. Objetivos: Establecer la frecuencia, mecanismos, circunstancias y factores de riesgo de los accidentes biológicos ocurridos entre estudiantes de medicina. Diseño: Estudio descriptivo observacional de corte transversal. Institución: Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú. Participantes: Estudiantes de medicina. Metodología: Se aplicó una encuesta estructurada anónima, voluntaria y autoadministrada. Principales medidas de resultados: Accidentes biológicos. Resultados: En total fueron 307 entrevistados. La prevalencia de accidentes biológicos en la población estudiada fue de 51,5% (158/307. La media de accidentes biológicos en el último año fue de 1,06. El 91,1% de los estudiantes del último año presentó al menos un accidente biológico, versus 11,9% en los estudiantes del primer año. Los estudiantes del último año informaron con más frecuencia accidentes de riesgo alto para transmisión de infecciones, siendo 47,6% por pinchazo con objeto punzocortante, y 80,6% tuvo exposición a sangre; los accidentes de riesgo alto son mucho más frecuentes en quirófanos y sala de partos (51,9%. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de accidentes biológicos fue 51,5%, siendo el pinchazo la forma más frecuente. Es necesario desarrollar estrategias que permitan velar por la bioseguridad de los estudiantes de medicina.

  17. Measures to minimize small intestine injury in the irradiated pelvis

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    Green, N.; Iba, G.; Smith, W.R.

    1975-01-01

    Small intestine injury causes long-term suffering and high mortality. Five of 187 of our patients had developed serious small intestine injury. Four patients had corrective surgery. Three patients died. All were women. Subsequently, all patients who received definitive pelvic irradiation had small intestine roentgenograms to determine its location and mobility. Female patients, thin patients, and elderly patients had larger amounts of small intestine in the whole pelvis, a deeper cul de sac, and a greater incidence of relatively immobile small intestine. Patients with relatively immobile small intestine in the treatment field may be predisposed to injury. There was no relationship of the incidence of relatively immobile small intestine to prior pelvic surgery. We used the findings from the small intestine roentgenograms to modify individually the radiotherapy regimen so as to minimize the risk for small intestine injury. Patients were placed in the prone position to displace the small intestine out of the treatment fields used for booster dose irradiation. The treatment field was modified to exclude the small intestine. The total tumor dose delivered was determined by expectations for cure vs complications. To date, none of the patients in this study group has developed small intestine injury. Cadaver studies showed the feasibility of elective shortening of the pelvic cul de sac. The small intestine can be displaced away from the bladder, prostate, or cervix. (U.S.)

  18. Small Bowel Obstruction due to Intestinal Xanthomatosis

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    L. E. Barrera-Herrera

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Vast majority of bowel obstruction is due to postoperative adhesions, malignancy, intestinal inflammatory disease, and hernias; however, knowledge of other uncommon causes is critical to establish a prompt treatment and decrease mortality. Xanthomatosis is produced by accumulation of cholesterol-rich foamy macrophages. Intestinal xanthomatosis is an uncommon nonneoplastic lesion that may cause small bowel obstruction and several cases have been reported in the English literature as obstruction in the jejunum. We report a case of small intestinal xanthomatosis occurring in a 51-year-old female who presented with one day of copious vomiting and intermittent abdominal pain. Radiologic images revealed jejunal loop thickening and inflammatory changes suggestive of foreign body obstruction, diagnostic laparoscopy found two strictures at the jejunum, and a pathologic examination confirmed a segmental small bowel xanthomatosis. This case illustrates that obstruction even without predisposing factors such as hyperlipidemia or lymphoproliferative disorders.

  19. Radiodiagnosis of early radiation intestinal changes

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    Volodina, G.I.; Abdulkhakova, D.A.

    1987-01-01

    X-ray examination of the colon in 102 patients and of the small intestine in 62 was performed during combined radiation therapy of cervical cancer and at different time after its discontinuation. Early radiation functional and morphological changes in the ileum and colon were detected. Radiation changes in the ileac mucosa were noted in 52% of the patients, changes of various degree in the rectal, sigmoid and cecal mucosa were noted in 41.2%. Moderate radiation changes in the ascending, descending and horizontal parts of the colon were noted in 10.7%. Early radiation intestinal injuries in the form of erosions and ulcers were revealed in 5.8% of the patients. In most of the patients radiation intestinal changes were without noticeable clinical manifestations. All these patients could be defined as a group at risk of developing late radiation changes

  20. Recent Advances in Intestinal Stem Cells.

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    McCabe, Laura R; Parameswaran, Narayanan

    2017-09-01

    The intestine is a dynamic organ with rapid stem cell division generating epithelial cells that mature and apoptose in 3-5 days. Rapid turnover maintains the epithelial barrier and homeostasis. Current insights on intestinal stem cells (ISCs) and their regulation are discussed here. The Lgr5+ ISCs maintain intestinal homeostasis by dividing asymmetrically, but also divide symmetrically to extinguish or replace ISCs. Following radiation or mucosal injury, reserve BMI1+ ISCs as well as other crypt cells can de-differentiate into Lgr5+ ISCs. ISC niche cells, including Paneth, immune and myofibroblast cells secrete factors that regulate ISC proliferation. Finally, several studies indicate that the microbiome metabolites regulate ISC growth. ISC cells can be plastic and integrate a complexity of environmental/niche cues to trigger or suppress proliferation as needed.

  1. Intestinal infarction: A complication of endovascular therapy

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    England, Andrew [Department of Radiology, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: andrew.england@smtr.nhs.uk; Butterfield, John S. [Department of Radiology, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT (United Kingdom); Sukumar, Sathi [Department of Radiology, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT (United Kingdom); Thompson, David [Department of Radiology, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT (United Kingdom); Roulson, Jo-An [Department of Histopathology, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT (United Kingdom); Pritchard, Susan [Department of Histopathology, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT (United Kingdom); Ashleigh, Raymond J. [Department of Radiology, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT (United Kingdom)

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    This report presents a rare case of intestinal infarction following endovascular therapy. A female patient who had undergone an internal carotid artery stenting procedure presented suddenly with abdominal pain. Radiological and clinical examinations at the time suggested a picture of intestinal ischaemia, in view of the patient's general conditions and co-existing morbidities surgical intervention was not considered to be an option. The patient died 4 days after the carotid stenting procedure, post-mortem examination revealed infarction of the ileum and caecum. The learning outcomes are if performing endovascular therapy in a patient with diffuse atherosclerotic disease early consideration of intestinal ischaemia should be given to any patient who presents with acute post-procedural abdominal pain.

  2. Intestinal infarction: A complication of endovascular therapy

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    England, Andrew; Butterfield, John S.; Sukumar, Sathi; Thompson, David; Roulson, Jo-An; Pritchard, Susan; Ashleigh, Raymond J.

    2007-01-01

    This report presents a rare case of intestinal infarction following endovascular therapy. A female patient who had undergone an internal carotid artery stenting procedure presented suddenly with abdominal pain. Radiological and clinical examinations at the time suggested a picture of intestinal ischaemia, in view of the patient's general conditions and co-existing morbidities surgical intervention was not considered to be an option. The patient died 4 days after the carotid stenting procedure, post-mortem examination revealed infarction of the ileum and caecum. The learning outcomes are if performing endovascular therapy in a patient with diffuse atherosclerotic disease early consideration of intestinal ischaemia should be given to any patient who presents with acute post-procedural abdominal pain

  3. Seronegative Intestinal Villous Atrophy: A Diagnostic Challenge

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    Cláudio Martins

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Celiac disease is the most important cause of intestinal villous atrophy. Seronegative intestinal villous atrophy, including those that are nonresponsive to a gluten-free diet, is a diagnostic challenge. In these cases, before establishing the diagnosis of seronegative celiac disease, alternative etiologies of atrophic enteropathy should be considered. Recently, a new clinical entity responsible for seronegative villous atrophy was described—olmesartan-induced sprue-like enteropathy. Herein, we report two uncommon cases of atrophic enteropathy in patients with arterial hypertension under olmesartan, who presented with severe chronic diarrhea and significant involuntary weight loss. Further investigation revealed intestinal villous atrophy and intraepithelial lymphocytosis. Celiac disease and other causes of villous atrophy were ruled out. Drug-induced enteropathy was suspected and clinical improvement and histologic recovery were verified after olmesartan withdrawal. These cases highlight the importance for clinicians to maintain a high index of suspicion for olmesartan as a precipitant of sprue-like enteropathy.

  4. Viability of the vascularly perfused, recirculating rat intestine and intestine-liver preparations

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    Hirayama, H.; Xu, X.; Pang, K.S. (Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada))

    1989-08-01

    Function and stability of vascularly perfused, recirculating in situ rat intestine (I) and intestine-liver (IL) preparations were evaluated in fasted and nonfasted rats because these techniques may be readily applied in drug metabolism studies. The rat intestine was perfused with blood medium (7.5 ml/min) via the superior mesenteric artery, with the venous outflow draining into the portal vein, which, together with hepatic arterial flow (2.5 ml/min), constituted the total blood flow (10 ml/min) to the liver. Maintenance of intestinal membrane integrity was observed. Rapid ({sup 14}C)glucose absorption against a concentration gradient and a lack of ({sup 3}H)-polyethylene glycol 4000 (PEG 4000, less than 4%) and Evans blue absorption by the recirculating I and IL preparations resulted after bolus injections of these markers into the pyloric end of the duodenum. Other indexes that revealed stable intestinal and liver functions were the following: preservation of reservoir perfusate volume, constancy in perfusion pressure, bile flow, and hemoglobin concentrations, evidence of intestinal glucose utilization and liver glucose production, and a lack of significant leakage of serum glutamic oxalic transaminase. The intestine and liver consumed oxygen at relatively constant rates, but the consumption rates for the fasted tissues (I or L) were significantly higher than those for nonfasted tissues. These results indicate that the vascularly perfused I and IL preparations were maintained in a viable and stable state for a 2-h perfusion period.

  5. Radiologic study on differential diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis and intestinal Behcet's disease

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    Kim, Jong Chul; Kim, Young Goo; Kim, Sang Joon; Choi, Byung Ihn; Park, Jae Hyung

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    Radiologic findings in 30 patients with intestinal tuberculosis and 10 patients with intestinal Behcet's disease, who had been diagnosed at Seoul National University Hospital during the recent 5 years, were analysed retrospectively to evaluate the radiologic differential diagnosis of the two diseases. Intestinal tuberculosis severely involved the cecum, the ileocecal valve, the distal ileum and colons, but Behcet's disease mainly involved the distal ileum and infrequently the ileocecal valve and the cecum. The ulcers in tuberculosis were usually multiple small barium collected areas among pseudopolyps, on the contrary, those in Behcet's disease were multiple, discrete, well marinated, geographic, ring-like deep penetrating or collar-button shaped. Intestinal tuberculosis tended to involved long segments of intestines, with severer mucosal irregularity and deformity of the ileocecal valve and the ascending colon in comparison with Behcet's disease. Mesenteric and/or peritoneal involvement were accompanied in 1/3 cases of intestinal tuberculosis, and active pulmonary tuberculosis or pleural effusion also in 1/3 cases of intestinal tuberculosis.

  6. Intestinal Microbiota Signatures Associated With Histological Liver Steatosis in Pediatric-Onset Intestinal Failure.

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    Korpela, Katri; Mutanen, Annika; Salonen, Anne; Savilahti, Erkki; de Vos, Willem M; Pakarinen, Mikko P

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    Intestinal failure (IF)-associated liver disease (IFALD) is the major cause of mortality in IF. The link between intestinal microbiota and IFALD is unclear. We compared intestinal microbiota of patients with IF (n = 23) with healthy controls (n = 58) using culture-independent phylogenetic microarray analysis. The microbiota was related to histological liver injury, fecal markers of intestinal inflammation, matrix metalloproteinase 9 and calprotectin, and disease characteristics. Overabundance of Lactobacilli, Proteobacteria, and Actinobacteria was observed in IF, whereas bacteria related to Clostridium clusters III, IV, and XIVa along with overall diversity and richness were reduced. Patients were segregated into 3 subgroups based on dominating bacteria: Clostridium cluster XIVa, Proteobacteria, and bacteria related to Lactobacillus plantarum. In addition to liver steatosis and fibrosis, Proteobacteria were associated with prolonged current parenteral nutrition (PN) as well as liver and intestinal inflammation. Lactobacilli were related to advanced steatosis and fibrosis mostly after weaning off PN without associated inflammation. In multivariate permutational analysis of variance, liver steatosis, bowel length, PN calories, and antibiotic treatment best explained the microbiota variation among patients with IF. Intestinal microbiota composition was associated with liver steatosis in IF and better predicted steatosis than duration of PN or length of the remaining intestine. Our results may be explained by a model in which steatosis is initiated during PN in response to proinflammatory lipopolysaccharides produced by Proteobacteria and progresses after weaning off PN, as the L plantarum group Lactobacilli becomes dominant and affects lipid metabolism by altering bile acid signaling.

  7. Mecanismos de pago y gestión de recursos financieros para la consolidación del Sistema de Salud de Ecuador

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    Tatiana Villacrés

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivo El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la propuesta planteada por el Ministerio de Salud Pública para la reforma del modelo de financiamiento público en Ecuador referente a mancomunación de fondos y mecanismos de pago. Método Se realizó una revisión documental sobre el modelo de financiamiento, el marco legal vigente y las bases presupuestarias por medio de Pubmed, Scielo, LILACS Ecuador y LILACS regional utilizando como palabras clave financiamiento de la salud, sistemas de financiamiento en salud, capitación, mancomunación de fondos, reforma de salud Ecuador, sistema de salud Ecuador y mecanismos de pago en salud. Se incluyeron, además, libros y otros documentos referidos por expertos en sistemas de salud. Resultados La revisión del modelo de financiamiento permitió identificar la segmentación histórica del sistema de salud ecuatoriano, a partir de la cual nace la propuesta del Ministerio de Salud Pública para reformar el modelo de financiamiento. El Ministerio ha planteado como soluciones la mancomunación de fondos y el pago de servicios en el primer nivel de atención mediante una cápita ajustada por riesgos socioeconómicos y demográficos. Los avances en la reforma del modelo de financiamiento incluyen el diseño de los planteamientos, sus mecanismos de implementación y el debate con los actores. Conclusiones La implementación de estas modificaciones puede generar mejoras para el sistema de salud en la eficiencia, dispersión de riesgos, incentivos para el cumplimiento de objetivos sanitarios, así como contribuir a su sostenibilidad y avanzar hacia la cobertura universal de salud. No obstante, existen limitaciones legales, políticas y operativas que dificultan su implantación.

  8. Prototype of a control board solar tracking mechanism on a shaft; Prototipo de una tarjeta de control del mecanismo de seguimiento solar en un eje

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    Ramos Berumen, Carlos; Ramirez Benitez, Juan Rafael; Lopez Perez, Manuel de Jesus; Beltran Adan, Jose; Lagunas Mendoza, Javier [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2010-11-15

    A solar concentrator prototype of Parabolic Trough (PT) for solar process heat generation has been designed, manufactured and put into operation by the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas. By means of a sun tracking mechanism controlled by an automatic device, the PT is moving from East to West during the day then this way the solar energy is focused continually over the lineal receiver. Such movement is reached thanks to the electronic module fitted with special software. In this paper, the design of an electronic module based on calculation algorithm of the sun position along the day and over the year which controls the PT sun tracking is presented. The main purpose of the development is to integrate a control system which is using the algorithm of low cost (it was tested in a commercial system with success). [Spanish] El Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) ha disenado, fabricado y puesto en operacion un prototipo de concentrador solar de canal parabolico para la generacion de calor de proceso. La tecnologia termosolar a concentracion de canal parabolica mantiene el concentrador moviendose de este a oeste durante el dia, enfocando continuamente el sol en el receptor lineal, mediante un mecanismo y un control automatico que permite el seguimiento aparente del sol. Se ha desarrollado el software para el control del mecanismo de seguimiento solar. En este articulo se presenta el diseno de un modulo electronico que controla el mecanismo de seguimiento solar de un canal parabolico, el cual tiene sus bases en un algoritmo que calcula la posicion del sol durante todo el dia y a lo largo del ano. El proposito principal es integrar un sistema de control de bajo costo, que utilice el algoritmo desarrollado por el IIE, el cual fue probado con exito en un sistema comercial para el seguimiento solar de un canal parabolico.

  9. Mecanismos adaptativos do sistema imunológico em resposta ao treinamento físico Adaptative mechanisms of the immune system in response to physical training

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    Carol Góis Leandro

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available O treinamento físico, de intensidade moderada, melhora os sistemas de defesa, enquanto que o treinamento intenso causa imunossupressão. Os mecanismos subjacentes estão associados à comunicação entre os sistemas nervoso, endócrino e imunológico, sugerindo vias autonômicas e modulação da resposta imune. Células do sistema imune, quando expostas a pequenas cargas de estresse, desenvolvem mecanismo de tolerância. Em muitos tecidos tem-se demonstrado que a resposta a situações agressivas parece ser atenuada pelo treinamento físico aplicado previamente, isto é, o treinamento induz tolerância para situações agressivas/estressantes. Nesta revisão são relatados estudos sugerindo os mecanismos adaptativos do sistema imunológico em resposta ao treinamento físico.Moderate physical training enhances the defense mechanisms, while intense physical training induces to immune suppression. The underlying mechanisms are associated with the link between nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. It suggests autonomic patterns and modulation of immune response. Immune cells, when exposed to regular bouts of stress, develop a mechanism of tolerance. In many tissues, it has been demonstrated that the response to aggressive conditions is attenuated by moderate physical training. Thus, training can induce tolerance to aggressive/stressful situations. In this review, studies suggesting the adaptation mechanisms of the immune system in response to physical training will be reported.

  10. Neural regulation of intestinal nutrient absorption.

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    Mourad, Fadi H; Saadé, Nayef E

    2011-10-01

    The nervous system and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract share several common features including reciprocal interconnections and several neurotransmitters and peptides known as gut peptides, neuropeptides or hormones. The processes of digestion, secretion of digestive enzymes and then absorption are regulated by the neuro-endocrine system. Luminal glucose enhances its own absorption through a neuronal reflex that involves capsaicin sensitive primary afferent (CSPA) fibres. Absorbed glucose stimulates insulin release that activates hepatoenteric neural pathways leading to an increase in the expression of glucose transporters. Adrenergic innervation increases glucose absorption through α1 and β receptors and decreases absorption through activation of α2 receptors. The vagus nerve plays an important role in the regulation of diurnal variation in transporter expression and in anticipation to food intake. Vagal CSPAs exert tonic inhibitory effects on amino acid absorption. It also plays an important role in the mediation of the inhibitory effect of intestinal amino acids on their own absorption at the level of proximal or distal segment. However, chronic extrinsic denervation leads to a decrease in intestinal amino acid absorption. Conversely, adrenergic agonists as well as activation of CSPA fibres enhance peptides uptake through the peptide transporter PEPT1. Finally, intestinal innervation plays a minimal role in the absorption of fat digestion products. Intestinal absorption of nutrients is a basic vital mechanism that depends essentially on the function of intestinal mucosa. However, intrinsic and extrinsic neural mechanisms that rely on several redundant loops are involved in immediate and long-term control of the outcome of intestinal function. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Bacteria, bile salts, and intestinal monosaccharide malabsorption

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    Gracey, Michael; Burke, Valerie; Oshin, Ademola; Barker, Judith; Glasgow, Eric F.

    1971-01-01

    Intestinal monosaccharide transport was studied in a series of rats with a self-filling jejunal blind loop using 3mM arbutin (p-hydroxyphenyl-B-glucoside) or 1mM D-fructose as substrate in vitro and 10 mM arbutin or 5mM D-fructose in vivo. These results were compared with changes in the bacterial flora and state of conjugation of intraluminal bile salts in those animals. Observations were also made of the microscopic and ultrastructural appearances of the small-intestinal epithelium. In the small intestine of blind-loop rats intestinal monosaccharide transport is impaired, and in vitro is most marked in the blind loop, less so in the efferent jejunum, and not significantly altered in the afferent jejunum. A similar pattern of disturbed monosaccharide absorption was demonstrated by perfusions in vivo. The degree of the transport defect correlates closely with the luxuriance of the anaerobic flora, which averaged 108 per millilitre in the blind loop, 107 in the efferent jejunum, and 106 in the afferent jejunum. A similar pattern of abnormality of bile salt conjugation occurred. In the blind loop the ratio of free to conjugated bile salts was grossly abnormal; this disturbance was somewhat less marked in the efferent jejunum and considerably less in the intraluminal contents of the afferent jejunum. An irregularly distributed lesion, consisting of swelling and vacuolation of microvilli and intracellular organelles, was demonstrated in the small-intestinal epithelium of blind-loop animals. Impaired absorption of monosaccharides is a further consequence of bacterial contamination of the upper gut. It is suggested that this defect is caused by the presence of high levels of deconjugated bile salts produced by an abnormal anaerobic bacterial flora in the small intestine. ImagesFig. 3Fig. 4 PMID:4329096

  12. The effect of fucoidan on intestinal flora and intestinal barrier function in rats with breast cancer.

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    Xue, Meilan; Ji, Xinqiang; Liang, Hui; Liu, Ying; Wang, Bing; Sun, Lingling; Li, Weiwei

    2018-02-21

    Recent research studies have shown that the intestinal flora are related to the occurrence and progress of breast cancer. This study investigates the effect of fucoidan on intestinal flora and intestinal barrier function in rats with 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced breast cancers. Sixty female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to the control group, the model group, and the F1 and F2 groups, which were fed fucoidan at concentrations of 200 and 400 mg per kg bw (body weight), respectively. Intestinal histopathological analysis was performed and 16S rDNA high-throughput sequencing was used to provide an overview of the intestinal flora composition. The contents of d-lactic acid (d-LA), diamine oxidase (DAO) and endotoxin in plasma were detected by ELISA. Expression levels of the tight junction (TJ) proteins, phosphorylated p38 MAPK and ERK1/2 were measured using western blotting. Our results suggested that the intestinal wall of the model group was damaged. However, after fucoidan intervention, the villi were gradually restored. ELISA showed that the levels of plasma endotoxin, d-LA and DAO decreased in the F1 and F2 groups compared to those in the model group. Fucoidan treatment also increased the expressions of ZO-1, occludin, claudin-1 and claudin-8. Furthermore, the expression levels of phosphorylated p38 MAPK and ERK1/2 were upregulated in fucoidan treatment groups. The results of 16S rDNA high-throughput sequencing indicated that fucoidan increased the diversity of the intestinal microbiota and induced changes in microbial composition, with the increased Bacteroidetes/Firmicutes phylum ratio. In conclusion, the supplement of fucoidan could improve the fecal microbiota composition and repair the intestinal barrier function. The study suggested the use of fucoidan as an intestinal flora modulator for potential prevention of breast cancer.

  13. Los mecanismos autónomos de resolución extrajudicial de conflictos colectivos laborales: el caso español y apuntes sobre la legislación colombiana

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    Pierre-Henri Cialti

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    Full Text Available El ámbito laboral es, sin lugar a dudas, un foco de conflictos, ya que las relaciones empleadores - trabajadores presentan genéticamente un antagonismo de intereses y un conflicto latente. Esta singularidad obliga a contemplar e inventar mecanismos capaces de regular de forma adecuada este conflicto inherente y consustancial al mundo laboral. Pues bien, el ordenamiento jurídico español no ha dejado de fomentar la utilización de mecanismos extrajudiciales de resolución de conflictos, especialmente en materia laboral. Ciertamente, dichos mecanismos favorecen la paz laboral y, de forma indirecta, refuerzan la productividad de las empresas y el aparato productivo nacional. La singularidad en la materia reside en el hecho de que la ley remite a la negociación colectiva el fomento de estos mecanismos extrajudiciales y los apoya materialmente. Estos mecanismos denominados “autónomos”, que se utilizan esencialmente en la resolución de conflictos colectivos, centrarán nuestro propósito. Así, abordaremos en primer lugar los fundamentos constitucional, legal y convencional de estos mecanismos. En segundo lugar analizaremos su funcionamiento y su puesta en marcha mediante los procesos de mediación, conciliación y arbitraje. Destacaremos una tendencia preocupante según la cual las últimas reformas legales intervenidas en España tratan de menoscabar estos mecanismos en beneficio del aumento de los poderes del empresario. Finalmente, se hacen algunos apuntes respecto al derecho colombiano, que presenta sustanciales diferencias, especialmente el amplio marco de actuación del arbitraje obligatorio, que se explican por un contexto histórico y social muy distintos.

  14. Os bens de consumo como mecanismo de mediação da reprodução cultural das mulheres negras

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    Josiane Silva de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O consumo, para as mulheres negras, é uma prática material e simbólica que expressa pertencimento social e étnico, em especial quando relacionados aos cabelos crespos, pois a manipulação destes reflete os conflitos sociais os quais estas mulheres estão envolvidas na sociedade brasileira. Objetivamos, nessa pesquisa, compreender como as mulheres negras utilizam o consumo como mecanismo de reprodução cultural, ao substanciar de significados os bens consumidos para a construção de identificação como mulher negra.

  15. Las juntas vecinales como mecanismo de seguridad ciudadana con éxito en los pobladores de los barrios de la ciudad de Puno - 2008

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    Santa Cruz Zavala, David José

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    La presente investigación analiza "LAS JUNTAS VECINALES COMO MECANISMO DE SEGURIDAD CIUDADANA CON ÉXITO EN LOS POBLADORES DE LOS BARRIOS DE LA CIUDAD DE PUNO - 2008, cuya hipótesis general es el éxito en seguridad ciudadana de las juntas vecinales de la ciudad de Puno esta es relación al buen manejo y concepción de los factores organizacionales, interinstitucionales y comunitarios teniendo como base una buena perspectiva ética, reglamentaria y organizacional. La investigación permitió tener c...

  16. O mecanismo hipotensor do ?cido ?-lip?ico em modelos de hipertens?o arterial dependentes de angiotensina II envolve a inibi??o da ADAM17

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    Queiroz, Thyago Moreira de

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    O estresse oxidativo tem sido apontado como um mecanismo fundamental na hipertens?o arterial dependente de Ang II. Al?m disso, o estresse oxidativo est? associado com a regula??o negativa da enzima conversora de angiotensina tipo 2 (ECA2) por meio da a??o da desintegrina e metaloprotease 17 (ADAM17) na hipertens?o. Neste contexto, o ?cido lip?ico (AL), um potente antioxidante, vem sendo estudado por suas a??es sobre o sistema cardiovascular e foi selecionado para o estudo na m...

  17. Função respiratória e mecanismo da tosse na Distrofia Muscular de Duchenne - doi:10.5020/18061230.2009.p113

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    Ingrid de Castro Bolina Faria

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Descrever a relação entre a ineficiência do mecanismo da tosse e a degradação da função respiratória em pacientes com Distrofia Muscular de Duchenne (DMD. Métodos: Estudo documental realizado a partir das bases de dados Pubmed, Scielo e Cochrane. Os descritores utilizados foram “DMD”, “Função Respiratória” e “Pico de Fluxo da Tosse” individualmente ou em associação. Os artigos que abordavam outros tipos de distrofia muscular ou não se adequavam ao objetivo do estudo foram excluídos. Resultados: A busca resultou em 294 artigos, e dentre estes 40 foram selecionados. Os achados foram divididos em quatro categorias: “Mecanismo normal da tosse”; “Mecanismo e pico de fluxo da tosse na DMD”; “Complicações pulmonares” e “Abordagem e tratamento fisioterapeutico”. Evidenciou-se que no paciente com DMD ocorre redução da eficiência da tosse, secundária à fraqueza muscular progressiva, tornando-os susceptíveis à infecção do trato respiratório. A produção de tosse efetiva é um preditor da função pulmonar nesses pacientes. Os objetivos de tratamento devem incluir o aumento da capacidade de insuflação máxima, do pico de fluxo da tosse, e correção da hipopnéia e da hipercapnia. Conclusão: A eficiência do mecanismo da tosse está relacionada tanto com a capacidade vital e capacidade de insuflação máxima quanto com a força da musculatura respiratória para a produção de pico de fluxo da tosse. Esses são aspectos a serem abordados no tratamento do paciente com DMD e a avaliação constante durante todo o curso da doença deve nortear a intervenção.

  18. Mecanismos de pago y gestión de recursos financieros para la consolidación del Sistema de Salud de Ecuador

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    Tatiana Villacrés; Ana Cristina Mena

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    RESUMEN Objetivo El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la propuesta planteada por el Ministerio de Salud Pública para la reforma del modelo de financiamiento público en Ecuador referente a mancomunación de fondos y mecanismos de pago. Método Se realizó una revisión documental sobre el modelo de financiamiento, el marco legal vigente y las bases presupuestarias por medio de Pubmed, Scielo, LILACS Ecuador y LILACS regional utilizando como palabras clave financiamiento de la salud, sistemas...

  19. El mecanismo de muerte celular programada y su importancia en el proceso de maduración de la carne bovina

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    Janeth Ortega Torres; Manuel Fernando Ariza Botero

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es presentar el mecanismo de muerte celular programada y las evidencias que apoyan su relación con el proceso de maduración de la carne bovina. La terneza de la carne bovina es quizá una de las características más importantes para los consumidores, pues hace de la carne un producto deseable en los mercados mundiales e influye en su precio y calidad. Estas características dependen de factores genéticos, nutricionales y ambientales. Aunque en Colombia aún no existe ...

  20. Los clusters como mecanismo para la generación de economías a escala en el sector de medicamentos de alto costo en Colombia

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    Arias Corredor, Carlos Alberto; Mejía Matute, Never Enrique

    2014-01-01

    La presente investigación tiene por objeto considerar los cluster en la industria farmacéutica Colombiana, como un mecanismo para la disminución de los sobrecostos de los medicamentos, que han impactado de forma importante, entre otras causas, al sistema de salud, con unos recobros (por concepto de medicamentos No POS) que superan el billón de pesos, situación que dada la crisis que enfrenta al respecto, el Estado Colombiano, ha propuesto una quinta reforma que cursa actualmente en el Congre...

  1. La incorporación legislativa de la licencia de paternidad, como mecanismo para fortalecer la equidad de género

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    Téllez Lino, Hilda

    2009-01-01

    Se hace un estudio sobre las diferentes experiencias conceptuales, históricas y legislativas sobre la licencia de paternidad, con el objetivo de comprobar si la incorporación de estas es un mecanismo para fortalecer la equidad de género. Se abordan cuestiones sobre el concepto de género y cómo los roles, basados en estereotipos de hombre-mujer, han ocasionado una distinción que ha incidido negativamente en el derecho a la igualdad; los conceptos de licencia parental y licencia de paternida...

  2. Aprendizagem e mecanismos de aprendizagem de trabalhadores em empresas da fruticultura irrigada do Baixo Médio São Francisco

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    Elisabeth Loiola

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é relacionar aprendizagens e mecanismos de aprendizagem de trabalhadores de empresas de fruticultura irrigada do Baixo Médio São Francisco (BMSF, para compreender como eles lidam com as mudanças da condição de trabalhadores de agricultura familiar para a de trabalhadores de agricultura empresarial, e com aquelas derivadas dos desafios competitivos das organizações para inserção em mercados internacionais. Para alcançá-lo, realizou-se uma pesquisa survey cross section, com amostra por acessibilidade, composta por 32 empresas e 950 trabalhadores. O segmento produtivo e a região foram escolhidos por ilustrarem situações paradigmáticas de mudanças em práticas tradicionais de produção e de organização do trabalho e também porque processos de aprendizagem de trabalhadores rurais ainda são pouco enfocados em pesquisas na área de administração. Verificou-se a ocorrência de aprendizagem individual - diferença entre o domínio atual sobre as tarefas de trabalho e o domínio inicial -, associada à utilização de poucos mecanismos informais e não estruturados de aprendizagem. Os resultados encontrados não validaram a primeira hipótese de que a aquisição de conhecimentos em situações de trabalho se associa à variedade, intensidade e interação dos mecanismos de aprendizagem. A segunda hipótese de que o uso de mecanismos de aprendizagem internos e externos se associa ao tipo e à quantidade de conhecimentos foi corroborada. O descompasso relativo entre resultados de pesquisas revisadas e os aqui relatados vincula-se a diferenças entre características das empresas, estruturas de mercado, produtos e organização do trabalho.

  3. Estrategias neuroprotectoras en el envejecimiento cerebral. Mecanismos neuroquímicos y moleculares y su correlación con los efectos sobre las capacidades cognitivas

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    Sarubbo, Maria Fiorella

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    El desarrollo de la medicina y la tecnología ha favorecido el incremento de la proporción de población longeva a nivel mundial. Este contexto demográfico ha generado la necesidad de comprender mejor los cambios que ocurren a nivel cerebral durante el envejecimiento, así como de encontrar estrategias encaminadas a prevenir, retrasar y atenuar sus consecuencias. Aunque no se conocen bien todos los mecanismos moleculares implicados en el proceso de envejecimiento, se ha señalado como causas fund...

  4. Adicionar um comentário: mecanismos de conversação em weblogs e fotologs brasileiros Add a comment: conversation mechanisms in Brazilian weblogs and photoblogs

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    Raquel Recuero

    2009-01-01

    O presente trabalho discute os mecanismos de conversação observados nos fotologs e nos weblogs brasileiros, a partir de um estudo realizado em 2006 e 2007. Partindo de uma discussão do uso dos referidos sistemas como formas de conversação mediada por computador de forma assíncrona, são apontados elementos de estrutura da conversação, pares conversacionais e marcadores conversacionais que auxiliam no funcionamento dessas conversações. Finalmente, discutem-se as semelhanças e diferenças dos dad...

  5. Mecanismos de descoloração dos calcários "azuis" do Maciço Calcário Estremenho

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    Santos, Miguel Alexandre Correia dos

    2017-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Geologia Económica (Prospeção Mineral) Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, 2017 O presente trabalho tem como objetivo a compreensão dos mecanismos de descoloração em obra que afetam uma rocha de natureza carbonatada de coloração azulada, explorada no núcleo extrativo de Casal Farto, Fátima, de modo a contribuir para uma solução que estabilize a cor. Partiu-se da hipótese de trabalho de que a coloração azul (propriedade que confere à rocha maior valor comercial)...

  6. Mecanismos moduladores de la liberación de glutamato en corteza cerebral : imagen de calcio de terminales sinápticos

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    Millán Adán, Carmelo

    2003-01-01

    Las sinapsis glutamatérgicas constituyen el sistema de neurotransmisión exictatoria rápida más abundante en el Sistema Nervioso Central de los mamíferos. La complejidad funcional de estas sinapsis se refleja a nivel presináptico en la existencia de múltiples mecanismos de control de la exocitosis, iniciados por la activación de receptores que responden bien al propio glutamato (autorreceptores) o bien a otros neurotransmisores (heterorreceptores), y que potencian o inhiben la liberación del n...

  7. Relação entre o mecanismo de trauma e lesões diagnosticadas em vítimas de trauma fechado

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: analisar a correlação do mecanismo de trauma com a frequência e a gravidade das lesões. Métodos: análise retrospectiva das informações do registro de trauma em período de 15 meses. O mecanismo de trauma foi classificado em seis tipos: ocupantes de veículo de quadro rodas envolvidos em acidente de tráfego (AUTO, pedestres vítimas de atropelamento (ATRO, motociclistas vítimas de acidentes de tráfego (MOTO, vítimas de quedas de altura (QUED, vítimas de agressão física com instrumentos contundentes (AGRE e vítimas de queda do mesmo nível (QMN. Resultados: o mecanismo de trauma foi classificado em 3639 casos, sendo 337 (9,3% AUTO, 855 (23,5% ATRO, 924 (25,4% MOTO, 455 (12,5% QUED, 424 (11,7% AGRE e 644 (17,7% QMN. Houve diferença significativa na comparação entre os grupos das médias dos índices do Revised Trauma Score (RTS, do Injury Severity Score (ISS e da Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS do segmento cefálico, torácico, abdominal e extremidades (p<0,05. Lesões graves em segmento cefálico foram mais frequentes nas vítimas de ATRO, seguidos de AGRE e QUED (p<0,001. Lesões graves em tórax foram mais frequentes em AUTO, seguidos de QUED e ATRO (p<0,001. As lesões abdominais foram menos frequentes nas vítimas de QMN (p=0,004. Lesões graves em extremidades foram mais frequentes em ATRO, seguidos de MOTO e QUED (p<0,001. Conclusão: com a análise do mecanismo de trauma é possível prever a frequência e a gravidade das lesões em vítimas de trauma fechado.

  8. Desmetilación activa del ADN: un mecanismo epigenético para la reactivación de genes silenciados

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    Ariza, R.R.; Roldán-Arjona, Teresa; García-Ortiz, M.V.; Morales-Ruiz, T.; Ortega-Galisteo, A.P.; Martínez-Macías, M.I.; Ponferrada-Marín, M.I.; Schiliro, E.

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    Los mecanismos de control epigenético son esenciales para una regulación estable de los patrones de expresión génica y desempeñan un papel central en los ciclos de vida de animales y plantas. La metilación de la citosina en el carbono 5 del anillo de pirimidina (5-meC) es una marca epigenética estable, pero reversible, que promueve el silenciamiento génico transcripcional. Comprender cómo se regula el estado de metilación del genoma a nivel global o local requiere una definición d...

  9. Mecanismos de cardiotoxicidad: antineoplásicos, anti-inflamatorios no esteroideos, antipsicóticos, cocaetileno y simpaticomiméticos

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    Salazar, Lukas; Palacio, Ana Cristina; Rodríguez, Javier R.

    2011-01-01

    La interacción constante del organismo humano con diferentes sustancias, que incluso en muchas ocasiones se consideran inofensivas, tiene un alto impacto sobre todos los sistemas, siendo el cardiovascular uno de los más afectados. Por lo tanto, es vital reconocer los mecanismos por los cuales estas sustancias ejercen su efecto tóxico sobre este sistema, bien sea afectando la estabilidad de membrana y la función contráctil o generando disfunción de organelos intracelulares y estrés oxidativo. ...

  10. Primera Aproximación Para El Aprovechamiento Y Generación De Energía Con Gas Natural Desde Mecanismo De Desarrollo Limpio (MDL

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    Diego Rosas Cadena

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un panorama referente aplicaciones de Mecanismos de desarrollo limpio (MDL a nivel regional y nacional enfocado a la recuperación de energía. Con base en este panorama se presenta una aproximación del desarrollo de proyectos de aprovechamiento y generación  de energía a partir del uso de gas natural y su elegibilidad como MDL, tomando como base las metodologías existentes aprobadas por la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas (CMNUCC.

  11. El compromiso de los estados industrializados frente a los mecanismos de desarrollo limpio (bonos de carbono): análisis del actuar estadounidense 2008 – 2012

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    Ruiz Jiménez, María Paula

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    El interés de esta monografía es describir y analizar de una manera crítica el actuar de los Estados industrializados, especialmente de Estados Unidos, en temas concernientes al medioambiente, particularmente los Mecanismos de Desarrollo Limpio, actuar enmarcado en el Interés Nacional. Se analiza cómo, por medio del Interés Nacional se reconfiguran los objetivos de los Bonos de Carbono, así como las razones de costo-beneficio que tienen los Estados para llevar a cabo sus decisiones. Para este...

  12. Mecanismos de resistencia a antibióticos: biología estructural de proteínas del reciclaje de la pared bacteriana de "P. aeruginosa"

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    Domínguez-Gil Velasco, Teresa

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    En el año 2014 la organización mundial de la salud publicó un informe confirmando que la resistencia de las bacterias a los antibióticos ha alcanzado niveles alarmantes en muchas partes del mundo. Las infecciones causadas por bacterias resistentes son cada vez más frecuentes e invasivas debido al mal uso de los antibióticos y a que las bacterias han desarrollado diversos mecanismos de resistencia para sobrevivir a la acción de los antibióticos. La pared bacteriana presenta la doble caracterís...

  13. Revisión bibliográfica y análisis de los mecanismos que explican diferentes ilusiones visuales

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    Curiel Centenero, Claudia

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    El presente trabajo de revisión bibliográfica tiene como propósito hacer un análisis acerca de las distintas ilusiones visuales y efectos ópticos presentes en el entorno que nos rodea. Después de una breve clasificación de los tipos de ilusiones visuales y la utilización de estas a lo largo de la historia, trataremos más a fondo dos ilusiones visuales sobre las que explicaremos sus mecanismos y la manera que tiene nuestro cerebro de interpretarlas. La primera ilusión visual nos mostrará como ...

  14. Priming previne a insuficiência renal aguda nefrotóxica através da estimulação do mecanismo de defesa antioxidante

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    Fernanda Duarte

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Introdução: Priming é um mecanismo de proteção induzida pela exposição anterior de uma célula ou órgão a baixas ou mesmas concentrações de uma substância tóxica. Objetivo: analisar o mecanismo de priming induzido pela exposição a gentamicina em células tubulares proximais humanas e na insuficiência renal aguda (IRA. Métodos: Células tubulares foram expostos a 2 mM de gentamicina durante 24 horas, enquanto ratos Wistar foram expostas a 40 mg/kg durante 3 dias. Depois de uma semana, as células foram expostas à mesma concentração durante 24h e os ratos durante dez dias. Os animais condicionados foram comparados com ratos controle e tratados com gentamicina durante 10 dias. Foram analisados parâmetros bioquímicos, o estresse oxidativo foi analisado por hidroperóxidos e proteínas carboniladas urinárias, enquanto a defesa antioxidante foi estudada pela atividade antioxidante do plasma e imunomarcação e atividade da catalase, superóxido dismutase, heme oxigenase-1 (HO-1 nos rins. Necrose, apoptose, proliferação e expressão da endotelina-1 (ET-1 e HO-1 foram estudadas em células. Resultados: o condicionamento dos animais inibiu o aumento da creatinina, ureia, excreção urinária de sódio e de proteína induzida por gentamicina. Bosentana, antagonista do receptor ET-1, e hemin, indutor de HO-1, potencializaram a inibição. O mecanismo de proteção foi mediado pela indução de enzimas antioxidantes HO-1, catalase e SOD atividade e redução do estresse oxidativo. O condicionamento inibiu a morte celular e induziu a proliferação via produção de ET-1. Conclusão: o mecanismo de condicionamento é persistente e multifactorial, o estímulo da defesa antioxidante poderia mimetizar o processo de condicionamento e impedir a IRA.

  15. Sistemas de recuperação de informações e mecanismos de busca na web: panorama atual e tendências

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    Full Text Available Busca-se traçar um panorama das características básicas dos sistemas de recuperação de informações, apresentando seus modelos de recuperação mais comuns. São apresentados com ênfase especial os mecanismos de busca na web, seu estado atual de desenvolvimento e algumas tendências para o futuro. Dentre estas tendências, destacam-se notadamente aquelas introduzidas pelo Google, como o algoritmo pagerank, dentre outras inovações.

  16. La participación ciudadana en la encrucijada. Los mecanismos de democracia directa en Ecuador, Perú y Argentina

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    Yanina Welp

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    Full Text Available Mediante el estudio comparado de Argentina, Ecuador y Perú, el artículo analiza en qué medida las consultas populares, la iniciativa ciudadana y la revocatoria de mandato podrían contribuir a, por un lado, fortalecer la “democracia delegativa”, esto es, el protagonismo del Poder Ejecutivo basado en el apoyo popular y contra los otros poderes del estado o, por otro lado, incrementar la calidad de la democracia introduciendo mecanismos de control y de participación en la toma de decisiones por parte del ciudadano.

  17. La génesis de las parafilias sexuales y la homosexualidad egodistónica: el Modelo de los Mecanismos Tensionales

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    Jiménez Díaz, Rafael

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    Mediante el desarrollo del Modelo de los Mecanismos Tensionales, basado en el trastorno de evitación experiencial (Hayes, Wilson, Gifford, Follette & Stroshal,1996) y en la Teoría de la Terminación Conductual propuesta por McConaghy (1980), el presente artículotrata de exponer una serie de fenómenos que pueden estar pasando desapercibidos a la hora de explicar la génesis y el mantenimiento de las parafilias sexuales y la homosexualidad egodistónica. Para ello se parte del análisis de los test...

  18. El comportamiento animal en los mecanismos de evolución: perspectivas metodológicas derivadas de la relación genética-ambiente

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    TREJO SILVA, AURORA

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    Esta investigación se forma de un análisis teórico y metodológico del papel del comportamiento animal en los mecanismos de evolución que, desde la historia de la ciencia, presenta en su primer parte, la función del comportamiento animal en la explicación sobre cómo evolucionan las especies bajo el enfoque de las teorías lamarckista y darwinista y la transformación que cada uno de ellas experimentó para que a lo largo de los siglos XIX y XX se constituyeran en las dos tendencias explicativa...

  19. CONTRIBUIÇÃO PARA IDENTIFICAÇÃO DOS PRINCIPAIS AGENTES E MECANISMOS DE DEGRADAÇÃO EM EDIFICAÇÕES DA VILA BELGA

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    Francisco Queruz

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    O desenvolvimento de ações e políticas de preservação patrimonial adquire cada vez mais importância para as sociedades que buscam preservar as suas heranças, seus bens. Este trabalho apresenta um estudo de caso múltiplo, elaborado sobre as edificações da Vila Belga, de Santa Maria, para identificar os principais agentes e mecanismos envolvidos na deterioração dessas edificações tombadas e importantes para a comunidade. A proposta apoiou-se na premissa de que somente com o conhecimento dos fat...

  20. Persistently increased intestinal fraction of alkaline phosphatase

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    Nathan, E; Baatrup, G; Berg, H

    1984-01-01

    Persistent elevation of the intestinal fraction of the alkaline phosphatase (API) as an isolated finding has to our knowledge not been reported previously. It was found in a boy followed during a period of 5.5 years. The only symptom was transient periodic fatigue observed at home, but not apparent...... during hospitalization. His blood type was O, RH+, Le (a-, b+) and he was a secretor of H-substance, which may be associated with rising API activity after fat-loading. In this case API was unchanged after fat-loading. Neither intestinal nor liver diseases were found, and no other cause for the elevated...

  1. Relationships between intestinal parasitosis and handedness.

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    Uslu, Hakan; Dane, Senol; Uyanik, M Hamidullah; Ayyildiz, Ahmet

    2010-07-01

    The aim of the study was to investigate if there is a possible relation between intestinal parasitosis and handedness in patients with suspected intestinal parasitosis. Hand preference was assessed on the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory. Stool samples were examined microscopically for the presence of parasite. In the present study right-handers had many more helminth infections and left-handers had many more protozoon infections. Lower rate of helminth infections in the present study, and higher asthma incidences in the left-handed population in literature, may be associated with different immune machinery in left-handed people than in right-handed ones.

  2. Translational control of an intestinal microvillar enzyme

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    Danielsen, E M; Cowell, G M; Sjöström, H

    1986-01-01

    The rates of biosynthesis of adult and foetal pig small-intestinal aminopeptidase N (EC 3.4.11.2) were compared to determine at which level the expression of the microvillar enzyme is developmentally controlled. In organ-cultured explants, the rate of biosynthesis of foetal aminopeptidase N is only...... about 3% of the adult rate. The small amount synthesized occurs in a high-mannose-glycosylated, membrane-bound, form that is processed to the mature, complex-glycosylated, form at a markedly slower rate than that of the adult enzyme. Extracts of total RNA from adult and foetal intestine contained...

  3. Verification of chronic intestinal ischemia by angiography

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    Stolze, T.; Sandmann, W.

    1982-06-25

    With chronical occlusion of an intestianal artery (coeliac artery, superior and inferior mesenteric artery) functionally acting and organ-supplying collateral circulations may develop. When this collateral circulation provides a sufficient blood supply, uncharacteristic (10) and absent or minor clinical symptomatology (21) result and therefore in many cases such vascular occlusions are not detected in older people. Consequently, the possible existence of an intestinal ischaemia should be taken into consideration when indefinite complaints occur in older patients, particularly in those cases, where arterial occlusions exist in the lower extremities. With chronical intestinal (arteriosclerotic) ischaemia an acute thrombo-embolism has always to be regarded as a possible complication.

  4. Transcriptome changes during intestinal cell differentiation

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    Tadjali, Mehrdad; Seidelin, Jakob B; Olsen, Jørgen

    2002-01-01

    The expression of 18149 genes have been analysed during the differentiation of the human intestinal cell line Caco-2. cDNA probes from undifferentiated and differentiated Caco-2 cells were separately hybridised to EST DNAs spotted in an array on a nylon membrane. A remarkable change in the transc......The expression of 18149 genes have been analysed during the differentiation of the human intestinal cell line Caco-2. cDNA probes from undifferentiated and differentiated Caco-2 cells were separately hybridised to EST DNAs spotted in an array on a nylon membrane. A remarkable change...

  5. Intestinal tuberculosis sometimes mimics Crohn's disease.

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    Esfandiar Shojaei

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Intestinal tuberculosis is an uncommon presentation of tuberculosis (TB and has clinicopathological similarities with Crohn's disease. In regions where TB is endemic clinicians must aware of this condition and fully evaluate their patients when Crohn's disease is diagnosed. We recommend all pathologic specimens be evaluate effectively for TB.Smear,culture and PCR for Mycobacterium.tuberculosis from samples aside the pathological reviews help for better diagnosis. Here we present a case of intestinal tuberculosis which initially diagnosed as Crohn's disease but after starting immunosuppressive agents he presented with disseminated tuberculosis.

  6. A new approach to predict human intestinal absorption using porcine intestinal tissue and biorelevant matrices.

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    Westerhout, Joost; van de Steeg, Evita; Grossouw, Dimitri; Zeijdner, Evelijn E; Krul, Cyrille A M; Verwei, Miriam; Wortelboer, Heleen M

    2014-10-15

    A reliable prediction of the oral bioavailability in humans is crucial and of high interest for pharmaceutical and food industry. The predictive value of currently used in silico methods, in vitro cell lines, ex vivo intestinal tissue and/or in vivo animal studies for human intestinal absorption, however, is often insufficient, especially when food-drug interactions are evaluated. Ideally, for this purpose healthy human intestinal tissue is used, but due to its limited availability there is a need for alternatives. The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of healthy porcine intestinal tissue mounted in a newly developed InTESTine™ system to predict human intestinal absorption of compounds with different chemical characteristics, and within biorelevant matrices. To that end, first, a representative set of compounds was chosen of which the apparent permeability (Papp) data in both Caco-2 cells and human intestinal tissue mounted in the Ussing chamber system, and absolute human oral bioavailability were reported. Thereafter, Papp values of the subset were determined in both porcine jejunal tissue and our own Caco-2 cells. In addition, the feasibility of this new approach to study regional differences (duodenum, jejunum, and ileum) in permeability of compounds and to study the effects of luminal factors on permeability was also investigated. For the latter, a comparison was made between the compatibility of porcine intestinal tissue, Caco-2 cells, and Caco-2 cells co-cultured with the mucin producing HT29-MTX cells with biorelevant samples as collected from an in vitro dynamic gastrointestinal model (TIM). The results demonstrated that for the paracellularly transported compounds atenolol, cimetidine, mannitol and ranitidine porcine Papp values are within 3-fold difference of human Papp values, whereas the Caco-2 Papp values are beyond 3-fold difference. Overall, the porcine intestinal tissue Papp values are more comparable to human Papp values (9 out

  7. Pseudo-obstrucción intestinal crónica Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction

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    M. T. Muñoz; J. A. Solís Herruzo

    2007-01-01

    El síndrome de pseudo-obstrucción intestinal crónica se caracteriza por la presencia de cuadros clínicos recidivantes que simulan una obstrucción intestinal pero en ausencia de proceso obstructivo anatómico. Es poco frecuente pero determina una alta morbilidad. Se origina como consecuencia de una alteración de la motilidad intestinal que no puede hacer progresar su contenido debido a la afectación de su componente muscular, neurológico o de ambos. Son más frecuentes los casos secundarios a un...

  8. Sodium recirculation and isotonic transport in toad small intestine

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    Nedergaard, Signe Nielsen; Larsen, Erik Hviid; Ussing, Hans H.

    1999-01-01

    Small intestine; leaky epithelia; solute-coupled water transport; Na*O+ recirculation; lateral intercellular space; flux ratio analysi......Small intestine; leaky epithelia; solute-coupled water transport; Na*O+ recirculation; lateral intercellular space; flux ratio analysi...

  9. Diversity of human small intestinal Streptococcus and Veillonella populations

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    Bogert, B. van den; Erkus, O.; Boekhorst, J.; Goffau, M. de; Smid, E.J.; Zoetendal, E.G.; Kleerebezem, M

    2013-01-01

    Molecular and cultivation approaches were employed to study the phylogenetic richness and temporal dynamics of Streptococcus and Veillonella populations in the small intestine. Microbial profiling of human small intestinal samples collected from four ileostomy subjects at four time points displayed

  10. Surgical management and autologous intestinal reconstruction in short bowel syndrome

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    Hommel, Matthijs J.; van Baren, Robertine; Haveman, Jan Willem

    Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a serious condition with considerable morbidity and mortality. When treatment with parenteral nutrition fails and life-threatening complications occur, autologous intestinal reconstruction (AIR) should be considered before intestinal transplantation (ITx). Single or

  11. Plasmodium berghei ANKA causes intestinal malaria associated with dysbiosis.

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    Taniguchi, Tomoyo; Miyauchi, Eiji; Nakamura, Shota; Hirai, Makoto; Suzue, Kazutomo; Imai, Takashi; Nomura, Takahiro; Handa, Tadashi; Okada, Hiroko; Shimokawa, Chikako; Onishi, Risa; Olia, Alex; Hirata, Jun; Tomita, Haruyoshi; Ohno, Hiroshi; Horii, Toshihiro; Hisaeda, Hajime

    2015-10-27

    Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as abdominal pain and diarrhea, are frequently observed in patients with Plasmodium falciparum malaria. However, the correlation between malaria intestinal pathology and intestinal microbiota has not been investigated. In the present study, infection of C57BL/6 mice with P. berghei ANKA (PbA) caused intestinal pathological changes, such as detachment of epithelia in the small intestines and increased intestinal permeability, which correlated with development with experimental cerebral malaria (ECM). Notably, an apparent dysbiosis occurred, characterized by a reduction of Firmicutes and an increase in Proteobacteria. Furthermore, some genera of microbiota correlated with parasite growth and/or ECM development. By contrast, BALB/c mice are resistant to ECM and exhibit milder intestinal pathology and dysbiosis. These results indicate that the severity of cerebral and intestinal pathology coincides with the degree of alteration in microbiota. This is the first report demonstrating that malaria affects intestinal microbiota and causes dysbiosis.

  12. Surgical aspects of intestinal tuberculosis in children: Our experience

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    constrained countries. Intestinal TB is especially notorious as a number of cases have to be dealt surgically, which too have morbidity and mortality. This study was conducted to identify various presentations of intestinal TB necessitating surgical ...

  13. Diversity of human small intestinal Streptococcus and Veillonella populations

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    van den Bogert, Bartholomeus; Erkus, Oylum; Boekhorst, Jos; de Goffau, Marcus; Smid, Eddy J.; Zoetendal, Erwin G.; Kleerebezem, Michiel

    Molecular and cultivation approaches were employed to study the phylogenetic richness and temporal dynamics of Streptococcus and Veillonella populations in the small intestine. Microbial profiling of human small intestinal samples collected from four ileostomy subjects at four time points displayed

  14. Dimethyloxalylglycine preserves the intestinal microvasculature and protects against intestinal injury in a neonatal mouse NEC model: role of VEGF signaling.

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    Bowker, Rakhee M; Yan, Xiaocai; Managlia, Elizabeth; Liu, Shirley X L; Marek, Catherine; Tan, Xiao-Di; De Plaen, Isabelle G

    2018-02-01

    BackgroundNecrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating neonatal disease characterized by intestinal necrosis. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) has a critical role in cellular oxygen homeostasis. Here, we hypothesized that prolyl hydroxylase (PHD) inhibition, which stabilizes HIF-1α, protects against NEC by promoting intestinal endothelial cell proliferation and improving intestinal microvascular integrity via vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling.MethodsTo assess the role of PHD inhibition in a neonatal mouse NEC model, we administered dimethyloxalylglycine (DMOG) or vehicle to pups before or during the NEC protocol, and determined mortality and incidence of severe intestinal injury. We assessed intestinal VEGF by western blot analysis and quantified endothelial cell and epithelial cell proliferation following immunofluorescence.ResultsDMOG decreased mortality and incidence of severe NEC, increased intestinal VEGF expression, and increased intestinal villus endothelial and epithelial cell proliferation in experimental NEC. Inhibiting VEGFR2 signaling eliminated DMOG's protective effect on intestinal injury severity, survival, and endothelial cell proliferation while sparing DMOG's protective effect on intestinal epithelial cell proliferation.ConclusionDMOG upregulates intestinal VEGF, promotes endothelial cell proliferation, and protects against intestinal injury and mortality in experimental NEC in a VEGFR2 dependent manner. DMOG's protective effect on the neonatal intestinal mucosa may be mediated via VEGFR2 dependent improvement of the intestinal microvasculature.

  15. Commensal Bacteria and Epithelial Cross Talk in the Developing Intestine

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    Rautava, Samuli; Walker, W. Allan

    2007-01-01

    Indigenous intestinal microbes have co-evolved with the intestinal immune system to form a symbiotic ecosystem. In the postnatal period, intestinal microbes provide the developing gut with stimuli that are necessary for healthy maturation of the intestinal immune system. Cross talk between the host and commensal microbes is an essential component of gut homeostasis mechanisms also in later life. During recent years, innovative research has shed light on the molecular mechanisms of these inter...

  16. Intestinal sclerosis with pseudo-obstruction in three dogs.

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    Moore, R; Carpenter, J

    1984-04-01

    Intestinal sclerosis causing chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction was diagnosed in 3 dogs. The pseudo-obstruction was characterized by vomiting and weight loss of 2 weeks' to 3 months' duration. A patent intestinal lumen was determined by contrast radiography and verified at surgery. Intestinal biopsy revealed diffuse atrophy, fibrosis, and mononuclear cell infiltration of the tunica muscularis. Each dog was euthanatized because of a progressive, deteriorating clinical course.

  17. Microdialysis in the assessment of regional intestinal ischemia

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    Sommer, Thorbjørn

     The Ph.D.thesis “Microdialysis in the assessment of regional intestinal ischemia” is based on three scientific papers. The diagnosis of intestinal ischemia remains a diagnostic challenge, since no technique has been able to monitor the intestinal perfusion continuously with a high sensitivity an...

  18. Intestinal failure in childhood | Goulet | South African Journal of ...

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    Intestinal failure (IF) requires the use of parenteral nutrition (PN) for as long as it persists and in case of irreversible IF may be an indication for intestinal transplantation (ITx). Biological evaluation of IF is becoming possible with the use of plasma citrulline as a marker of intestinal mass. Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is the ...

  19. Effects of Radiation on the Microbiota and Intestinal Inflammatory Disease

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    evaluating the effects of these changes on intestinal susceptibility to inflammatory disease. 15. SUBJECT TERMS Radiation, microbiome , mycobiome...immune cells associated with the intestine and their interactions with the normal microbial contents of the gut. 2. KEYWORDS Radiation, microbiome ... microbiome following TBI. At the end of the experiment, we also harvested the intestines and mesenteric lymph nodes for multiparametric flow cytometry and

  20. Community and genomic analysis of the human small intestine microbiota

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    Bogert, van den B.

    2013-01-01

    Our intestinal tract is densely populated by different microbes, collectively called microbiota, of which the majority are bacteria. Research focusing on the intestinal microbiota often use fecal samples as a representative of the bacteria that inhabit the end of the large intestine.

  1. The small intestine microbiota, nutritional modulation and relevance for health

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    El Aidy, Sahar; van den Bogert, Bartholomeus; Kleerebezem, Michiel

    The intestinal microbiota plays a profound role in human health and extensive research has been dedicated to identify microbiota aberrations that are associated with disease. Most of this work has been targeting the large intestine and fecal microbiota, while the small intestine microbiota may also

  2. Asymptomatic Intestinal Parasites in School Children at Ota, Ogun ...

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    Asymptomatic Intestinal Parasites in School Children at Ota, Ogun State. ... This study thus advocates routine periodic screening even of the healthy pupils for intestinal parasitosis to minimize morbidity and mortality and improve ... Key Words: intestinal parasites, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, School, Nigeria ...

  3. Prevalence of intestinal parasites and bacteria among food handlers ...

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    No intestinal parasites were detected from fingernail contents. Forty six (23%) stool specimens were positive for intestinal para¬sites. Giardia lamblia 18 (9%) was most frequent among the 10 different types of detected intestinal parasites followed by Entamoeba histolytica 9 (4.5%). No pathogenic bacteria were detected in ...

  4. Observations on the origin of congenital intestinal atresia

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    The article by Louw and Barnard entitled 'Congenital intestinal atresia – observations on its origin' published in The Lancet in. 19951 was a landmark paper that elucidated the pathogenesis of intestinal atresia and radically altered the surgical treatment of the condition. As a result of a review of cases of intestinal atresia at.

  5. Pattern Of Intestinal Obstruction In A Semiurban Nigerian Hospital ...

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    Adhesive intestinal obstruction is the commonest cause in this semi-urban population which was studied. Obstructed hernia is becoming increasingly less common as a cause of intestinal obstruction. Keywords: Pattern, Intestinal Obstruction, Semiurban Hospital. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice Vol. 11 (4) 2008: pp.

  6. Botulinum toxin: mechanisms of action Toxina botulínica: mecanismos de ação

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    Dirk Dressler

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available This review describes therapeutically relevant mechanisms of action of botulinum toxin (BT. BT's molecular mode of action includes extracellular binding to glycoproteine structures on cholinergic nerve terminals and intracellular blockade of the acetylcholine secretion. BT affects the spinal stretch reflex by blockade of intrafusal muscle fibres with consecutive reduction of Ia/II afferent signals and muscle tone without affecting muscle strength (reflex inhibition. This mechanism allows for antidystonic effects not only caused by target muscle paresis. BT also blocks efferent autonomic fibres to smooth muscles and to exocrine glands. Direct central nervous system effects are not observed, since BT does not cross the blood-brain-barrier and since it is inactivated during its retrograde axonal transport. Indirect central nervous system effects include reflex inhibition, normalisation of reciprocal inhibition, intracortical inhibition and somatosensory evoked potentials. Reduction of formalin-induced pain suggests direct analgesic BT effects possibly mediated through blockade of substance P, glutamate and calcitonin gene related peptide.O propósito deste artigo é uma revisão dos mecanismos de ação da toxina botulínica (TB relevantes para a compreensão do seu uso terapêutico. A ação da TB a nível molecular consiste na sua ligação extracelular a estruturas glicoprotéicas em terminais nervosos colinérgicos e no bloqueio intracelular da secreção de acetilcolina. A TB interfere no reflexo espinal de estiramento através do bloqueio de fibras musculares intrafusais causando redução da sinalização aferente veiculada por fibras Ia e II e do tono muscular. Portanto, o efeito da TB pode estar relacionado não somente à paresia muscular mas também à inibição reflexa espinal. A TB promove ainda o bloqueio de fibras autonômicas para músculos lisos e glândulas exócrinas. Apesar de ocorrer alguma difusão sistêmica após a aplica

  7. Estrategias gerenciales como mecanismo de responsabilidad social en el sector turístico de Santa Marta - Colombia

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    José de los Santos Zarate Díaz

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es analizar las estrategias gerenciales como mecanismo de responsabilidad social en el sector turístico de Santa Marta, Colombia. Para tal efecto, se realizó revisión bibliográfica que permitió relacionar aspectos fundamentales de las estrategias gerenciales y la responsabilidad social como instrumento importante en cualquier corporación empresarial que persiga lograr objetivos para posicionarse en los mercados de servicios altamente competitivos. La revisión bibliográfica consultada considera que las estrategias competitivas son de singular importancia para el éxito de los negocios, y que las empresas deben considerar la responsabilidad social como una filosofía corporativa para lograr mantener el éxito económico en los mercados internacionales. El estilo gerencial es el resultado de la epistemología de la gerencia y de las experiencias que cada persona adquiere durante el ejercicio profesional. La base teórica de la gerencia tiene sus fundamentos en los paradigmas moderno, postmoderno y transmoderno. Teorías de autores como Philip. Kotler, Michael Porter, Peter Drucker, Peter Senge y Edgar Morín, deben ser reconocidas y aplicadas por cada gerente para mantener la competitividad y sostenibilidad de la organización. Por lo tanto, es importante desarrollar estilos gerenciales que puedan responder a las exigencias del mercado globalizado.Palabras clave: Estrategia; gerencia; turismo; responsabilidad social empresarial.Management strategies as a mechanism of social responsibility in the tourism sector in Santa Marta-ColombiaAbstract The purpose of this article is to analyze the management strategies as a mechanism for social responsibility in the tourism sector in Santa Marta Colombia, for this purpose bibliographical review that relate key aspects of management strategies and social responsibility as an important tool in any corporation held achieve business objectives for pursuing a position in

  8. Mecanismos e significado epidemiológico da domiciliação The mechanisms and epidemiological significance of domiciliation

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    Almério de Castro Gomes

    1986-10-01

    Full Text Available Com freqüência tem-se observado populações animais sobreviverem sob alterações artificiais do ambiente. A preocupação fundamental do fato reside na seleção de populações com base numa evolução para a domiciliação ou na formação de biocenoses artificiais tendo como conseqüência a urbanização de doenças contendo focos naturais. Sob este ponto de vista, discute-se os fundamentos dos mecanismos de sinantropia, baseados em informações biogeográficas, evolução das espécies e cauística humana. A ênfase é dada às doenças metaxênicas retratando-se eventos passados e presentes. Neste particular, questiona-se as relações interespecíficas entre o homem e os insetos, através das modalidades de caráter associativo das espécies vetoras. O significado epidemiológico desta concepção está nos tipos de exposição do homem às doenças e identificação de atributos envolvidos nesses processos infecciosos. Ressalta-se também a domiciliação como fenômeno biológico juntamente com fatores intrínsecos das populações e extrínsecos do ambiente, nos quais incluem-se as influências antrópicas.Various animal populations have, frequently, been observed surviving under artificial alterations of environment. The main concern in this regard relates to the selection of populations based on the stage of their adaptation to the domiciliary environment or to the formation of artificial biocenoses that have natural foci, and which, consequently, mean that these diseases can become urbanized. The establishment of the synanthropy mechanisms based on biogeographical information, the evolution of the species and the human casuistic are here discussed from this viewpoint. Emphasis is given to the arthropod vector of the disease in present and past times. The interspecific relations between man and insects through the associative character of vetorial species are examined with regard to this point. The epidemiological significance

  9. Mecanismos moleculares de acción de algunas drogas inmunosupresoras Molecular mechanisms of action of some immunosuppresive drugs

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    Ana C. Liberman

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Los tratamientos utilizados para desordenes inmunológicos son de origen empírico, utilizando drogas inmunosupresoras identificadas a través de la selección de un gran número de compuestos naturales y sintéticos. Las drogas inmunosupresoras son ampliamente utilizadas en tratamientos clínicos de desordenes autoinmunes, en la prevención de rechazo a transplantes así como también en desordenes de carácter no autoinmune tales como las alergias. El diseño de las terapias inmunosupresoras está basado en controlar una respuesta inmune exacerbada. La base fisiopatológica de este concepto es en modular la acción de células mononucleares, siendo el principal punto de control las células T. Estas drogas inhiben la función normal de protección del sistema inmune llevando a la aparición de complicaciones en las terapias de inmunosupresión. Las drogas inmunosupresoras tienen diferentes blancos en el proceso de inmunidad celular. Según su modo de acción pueden clasificarse en cuatro categorías: drogas antinflamatorias de la familia de los corticosteroides, inmunosupresoras específicas inhibidoras de la calcineurina, citotóxicas o antiproliferativas y anticuerpos específicos. En este trabajo describimos el mecanismo de acción molecular de agentes inmunosupresores tales como, esteroides, ciclosporina, tacrolimo, azatioprina, ciclofosfamida, sirolimus, mofetil mecofenolato, leflunomida y anticuerpos específicos, para contribuir a la comprensión de cómo utilizar y mejorar estos agentes.A number of natural and synthetic substances are used in the treatment of immunological disorders. The immunosuppressive drugs are widely utilized in clinical treatments of autoimmune disorders, in the prevention of transplant rejection as well as in non-autoimmune diseases such as allergy. The design of immunosuppressive therapies is based on the control of the exacerbated immune response. The pathophysiologic mean of this concept is to modulate the

  10. New considerations on pupillary block mechanim Novas considerações sobre o mecanismo do bloqueio pupilar

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    Sebastião Cronemberger

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To study the mechanisms of pupillary block in eyes with occludable angle by ultrasound biomicroscopy. METHODS: Initially, a pilot study of 13 eyes with acute primary angle-closure without medication was executed. Ultrasound biomicroscopy measurements of the angle, posterior chamber depth and iris thickness were performed in the temporal quadrant under light and dark conditions. Afterwards, ultrasound biomicroscopy measurements of iris-lens contact distance and iris-lens angle in the temporal quadrant and central anterior chamber depht were made in 32 eyes with acute primary angle-closure or intermittent primary angle-closure without medication, under light and dark conditions before and after laser peripheral iridectomy. RESULTS: In the pilot study, a significant decrease in the angle as well as a significant increase in the iris thickness occurred when comparing light to dark conditions. Before and after laser peripheral iridectomy (second study, significant differences were found in iris-lens contact distance (POBJETIVO: Investigar o mecanismo do bloqueio pupilar em olhos com fechamento angular primário agudo ou intermitente por meio da biomicroscopia ultrassônica. MÉTODOS: Inicialmente, fez-se estudo piloto de 13 olhos com fechamento angular primário agudo sem medicação. Medimos pela biomicroscopia ultrassônica, no claro e no escuro, a amplitude do seio camerular, a profundidade da câmara posterior e a espessura da íris no quadrante temporal. Posteriormente, avaliamos pela biomicroscopia ultrassônica 32 olhos com fechamento angular primário agudo ou fechamento angular intermitente sem medicação, no claro e no escuro e antes e após iridectomia periférica. Medimos a distância de contato irido-cristaliniano e o ângulo irido-cristaliniano no quadrante temporal e a profundidade central da câmara anterior. RESULTADOS: No estudo piloto, demonstrou-se com significância estatística redução da amplitude do seio camerular

  11. Intestinal schistosomiasis associated with intussusception: a case ...

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    Abstract: We report a case of intestinal schistosomiasis associated with iliocaecal intussusception resulting from obstructions of the terminal part of the ileum by schistosome egg-induced fibrosis. A 7- year-old boy presented with the history of abdominal pain and difficulties in passing stool for two months. Ultrasound ...

  12. Intestinal perforation caused by multiple magnet ingestion

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    Nergul Corduk

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Multiple magnet ingestion is rare, but can cause serious gastrointestinal complications. We report a case of 7-year-old girl with multiple intestinal perforations caused by multiple magnet ingestion. The aim of this report is to draw attention to magnetic toys, results of magnet ingestion and the importance of timing of operation.

  13. Performance, Nutrient Utilization and Intestinal Environment of ...

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    The performance, nutrient utilization and intestinal environment of weaned rabbits fed diets supplemented with organic acids (acetic acid, citric acid and formic acid) were investigated with 24 (6-week old) rabbits in a completely randomized design. The control diet was not supplemented while others were supplemented ...

  14. Colonoscopic features of early intestinal tuberculosis

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    Mar 2, 1991 ... resembled sessile polyps. They occurred ... the colonoscopic diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis has, until recently ... Transverse colon. Ascending colon. Rectum. Caecum. Transverse colon. Caecum and ascending colon. Caecum and transverse colon*. Caecum, ascending and transverse colon*. Caecum ...

  15. Repairing organs : lessons from intestine and liver

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    Gehart, Helmuth; Clevers, Hans

    The concept of organ regeneration has fascinated humanity from ancient mythology to modern science fiction. Recent advances offer the potential to soon bring such technology within the grasp of clinical medicine. Rapidly expanding insights into the intrinsic repair processes of the intestine and

  16. Repairing organs : lessons from intestine and liver

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    Gehart, Helmuth; Clevers, Hans

    2015-01-01

    The concept of organ regeneration has fascinated humanity from ancient mythology to modern science fiction. Recent advances offer the potential to soon bring such technology within the grasp of clinical medicine. Rapidly expanding insights into the intrinsic repair processes of the intestine and

  17. Rage mediated DAMP signaling in intestinal tumorigenesis

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    Heijmans, Jarom; Büller, Nikè V. J. A.; Muncan, Vanesa; van den Brink, Gijs R.

    2012-01-01

    In the intestine, a large variety of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) can instigate innate immune responses, which have been shown to promote colorectal carcinogenesis. We have recently demonstrated an important role for the receptor for

  18. Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome And Intestinal

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    to progressive hypercapnia and sustained hypoxaemia. Neonates with this condition experience hypoventilation or apnoea while asleep. Patients may also have congenital intestinal aganglionosis (CIA), aganglionic megacolon or Hirschsprung's disease, suggesting an aberrant phenotype arising from a defect of migration ...

  19. characterization of intestinal microbiota in celiac children

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    F. Lahcene1*, A. Tir Touil Meddah1, K. Bouziane-Nedjadi2, B. Meddah1, A. Leke3

    2016-09-01

    Sep 1, 2016 ... In this study, 13 Samples of intestinal biopsy, ... Research Article. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0. International License. ... disease are caused by several factors among, the ingestion of gluten, and it has been suggested.

  20. Postoperative Adhesive Intestinal Obstruction from Gossypiboma ...

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    We report a case of 41.year.old female admitted with features of intestinal obstruction and had a previous history of hysterectomy performed 2 months back at another hospital. Pathologists must be aware of this entity and its proper reporting as the cases are liable to go to court. Surgeons must recognize the risk factors that ...