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  1. Influence of spider silk on refugia preferences of the recluse spiders Loxosceles reclusa and Loxosceles laeta (Araneae: Sicariidae).

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    Vetter, Richard S; Rust, Michael K

    2010-06-01

    In a previous experimental study, recluse spiders Loxosceles reclusa Gertsch and Mulaik and Loxosceles laeta (Nicolet) (Araneae: Sicariidae) preferred small cardboard refugia covered with conspecific silk compared with never-occupied refugia. Herein, we investigated some factors that might be responsible for this preference using similar cardboard refugia. When the two Loxosceles species were given choices between refugia previously occupied by their own and by the congeneric species, neither showed a species-specific preference; however, each chose refugia coated with conspecific silk rather than those previously inhabited by a distantly related cribellate spider, Metaltella simoni (Keyserling). When L. laeta spiders were offered refugia that were freshly removed from silk donors compared with heated, aged refugia from the same silk donor, older refugia were preferred. Solvent extracts of L. laeta silk were chosen approximately as often as control refugia when a range of solvents (methylene chloride:methanol, water, and hexane) were used. However, when acetone was used on similar silk, there was a statistical preference for the control, indicating that there might be a mildly repellent aspect to acetone-washed silk. Considering the inability to show attraction to chemical aspects of fresh silk, it seems that physical attributes may be more important for selection and that there might be repellency to silk of a recently vacated spider. These findings are discussed in regard to pest management strategies to control recluse spiders.

  2. Inactivation of complement by Loxosceles reclusa spider venom.

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    Gebel, H M; Finke, J H; Elgert, K D; Cambell, B J; Barrett, J T

    1979-07-01

    Zymosan depletion of serum complement in guinea pigs rendered them highly resistant to lesion by Loxosceles reclusa spider venom. Guinea pigs deficient in C4 of the complement system are as sensitive to the venom as normal guinea pigs. The injection of 35 micrograms of whole recluse venom intradermally into guinea pigs lowered their complement level by 35.7%. Brown recluse spider venom in concentrations as slight as 0.02 micrograms protein/ml can totally inactivate one CH50 of guinea pig complement in vitro. Bee, scorpion, and other spider venoms had no influence on the hemolytic titer of complement. Fractionation of recluse spider venom by Sephadex G-200 filtration separated the complement-inactivating property of the venom into three major regions which could be distinguished on the basis of heat stability as well as size. None was neutralized by antivenom. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of venom resolved the complement inactivators into five fractions. Complement inactivated by whole venom or the Sephadex fractions could be restored to hemolytic activity by supplements of fresh serum but not by heat-inactivated serum, pure C3, pure C5, or C3 and C5 in combination.

  3. On Chilean Loxosceles (Araneae: Sicariidae: first description of the males of L. surca and L. coquimbo, new records of L. laeta and three remarkable new species from coastal deserts

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    Antonio D. Brescovit

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Loxosceles Heineken & Lowe, 1832 spiders are infamous for their medical importance, but a taxonomic picture of the genus is still far from complete. In this study, the Chilean species of Loxosceles are described and mapped. The males of Loxosceles surca Gertsch, 1967 and L. coquimbo Gertsch, 1967 are described for the first time. Three new species with narrow distributions are described from central and northern Chile: Loxosceles diaguita sp. nov. from the Antofagasta Region, L. pallalla sp. nov. from Coquimbo and L. vallenar sp. nov. from Atacama. The first two species are remarkable in their morphology and do not fit into any of Gertsch’s species groups, suggesting that Chile still harbours an undiscovered phylogenetic diversity of the genus. New distribution records for Loxosceles laeta (Nicolet, 1849 are provided throughout Chile.

  4. Tetracycline Reduces Kidney Damage Induced by Loxosceles Spider Venom

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    Cinthya Kimori Okamoto

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Envenomation by Loxosceles spider can result in two clinical manifestations: cutaneous and systemic loxoscelism, the latter of which includes renal failure. Although incidence of renal failure is low, it is the main cause of death, occurring mainly in children. The sphingomyelinase D (SMase D is the main component in Loxosceles spider venom responsible for local and systemic manifestations. This study aimed to investigate the toxicity of L. intermedia venom and SMase D on kidney cells, using both In vitro and in vivo models, and the possible involvement of endogenous metalloproteinases (MMP. Results demonstrated that venom and SMase D are able to cause death of human kidney cells by apoptosis, concomitant with activation and secretion of extracellular matrix metalloproteases, MMP-2 and MMP-9. Furthermore, cell death and MMP synthesis and secretion can be prevented by tetracycline. In a mouse model of systemic loxoscelism, Loxosceles venom-induced kidney failure was observed, which was abrogated by administration of tetracycline. These results indicate that MMPs may play an important role in Loxosceles venom-induced kidney injury and that tetracycline administration may be useful in the treatment of human systemic loxoscelism.

  5. Postembryonic development of Loxosceles intermedia Mello-Leitão, 1934, L. laeta (Nicolet, 1849 and L. gaucho Gertsch, 1967 (Araneae; Sicariidae breeding under conditions of monospecific diet

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    Emanuel Marques da Silva

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available The influence of monospecific feeding on the post-embryonic development of L. intermedia, L. laeta and L. gaucho was evaluated. Two hundred and ten spiderlings were individualized in containers (120 ml, 105 being fed with Tenebrio molitor larvae and 105 with Pycnoscelus surinamensis nymphs. In the three species, the number of molts varied according to the diet. The number of spiders that reached maturity was lower in L. gaucho. In L. intermedia, the duration of the post-embryonic period was greater when larvae are fed. Mortality was higher in the second instar in the three species, the highest frequency being registered for L. gaucho. The data provided evidence that monospecific feeding influenced the post-embryonic development of the studied species. This influence might intensified by specific characteristics such as origin, habits and habitats.

  6. [Cutaneo-viscero-hemolytic loxoscelism with acute renal failure].

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    Alfaro, Flavia V; Dotto, Beatriz; Sesin, Ana M; Prettini, Viviana; Sesin, Jorge; Aliciardi, Enrique; Vergottini, Juan C; Gonzalez, Mauricio

    2008-01-01

    The Loxoscelism is caused by the bite of spider Loxosceles laeta gender, of worldwide distribution. The poisoning can cause lesions dermonecrotic and less frequently a systemic illness that can be fatal. The mechanism of venom action is multifactorial. The characteristic dermonecrotic lesion results from the direct effects of the venom on the celular and basal membrane components, as well as the extracelular matrix. The initial interaction between the poison and tissues, causes complement activation, migration of polymorphic neutrophils, liberation of proteolytic enzymes, cytoquines, aggregation platelet, and blood flow alterations that result in edema and ischemia, with development of necrosis. There is no a definitive treatment for loxoscelism. However, the value of specific antivenom, to decrease lesion size and limit systemic illness even when such administration is delayed. We present a case of cutaneous-visceral loxoscelismo with unfavorable evolution.

  7. Brown spider (Loxosceles genus) venom toxins: Evaluation of biological conservation by immune cross-reactivity.

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    Buch, Daniela Regina; Souza, Fernanda Nunes; Meissner, Gabriel Otto; Morgon, Adriano Marcelo; Gremski, Luiza Helena; Ferrer, Valéria Pereira; Trevisan-Silva, Dilza; Matsubara, Fernando Hitomi; Boia-Ferreira, Mariana; Sade, Youssef Bacila; Chaves-Moreira, Daniele; Gremski, Waldemiro; Veiga, Silvio Sanches; Chaim, Olga Meiri; Senff-Ribeiro, Andrea

    2015-12-15

    Loxosceles spiders are responsible for serious human envenomations worldwide. The collection of symptoms found in victims after accidents is called loxoscelism and is characterized by two clinical conditions: cutaneous loxoscelism and systemic loxocelism. The only specific treatment is serum therapy, in which an antiserum produced with Loxosceles venom is administered to the victims after spider accidents. Our aim was to improve our knowledge, regarding the immunological relationship among toxins from the most epidemiologic important species in Brazil (Loxosceles intermedia, Loxosceles gaucho and Loxosceles laeta). Immunoassays using spider venoms and L. intermedia recombinant toxins were performed and their cross-reactivity assessed. The biological conservation of the main Loxosceles toxins (Phospholipases-D, Astacin-like metalloproteases, Hyaluronidase, ICK-insecticide peptide and TCTP-histamine releasing factor) were investigated. An in silico analysis of the putative epitopes was performed and is discussed on the basis of the experimental results. Our data is an immunological investigation in light of biological conservation throughout the Loxosceles genus. The results bring out new insights on brown spider venom toxins for study, diagnosis and treatment of loxoscelism and putative biotechnological applications concerning immune conserved features in the toxins. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Methemoglobinemia associated with loxoscelism Meta-hemoglobinemia associada ao loxoscelismo

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    Orlando C. de O. Barreto

    1990-02-01

    Full Text Available In twenty five patients who presented the cutaneous form of loxoscelism, serum haptoglobin and lactic dehydrogenase, erythrocyte glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, glutathione reductase, glutathione peroxidase, methemoglobin, bilirubin and reticulocytes were investigated after bite. No hemolysis was detected but an increase in methemoglobin was found in 54% of the cases; in 7% it was between 1.1% and 2%, in 27% it ranged from 2.1% to 4%, and in 20% from 4.1% to 8%. Blood samples of a normal, blood group 0 individual and of a patient who exhibited methemoglobinemia after Loxosceles bite were incubated separately with antisera against Loxosceles gaucho, Crotalus terrificus, Bothrops jararaca, with Loxosceles gaucho venom and 0.3% phenol. No methemoglobin was found after 1, 4,8 and 15 days in both sets of samples. At the 25th day all the samples, including the controls, exhibited similar methemoglobin reductase decrease. The data suggest that the methemoglobinemia which occurs in 50% of the patients probably arises from in vivo venom metabolism, inasmuch as the crude venom does not induce methemoglobinemia.Vinte e cinco pacientes que apresentaram a forma cutânea do loxoscelismo foram estudados após a picada, determinando-se a glicose-6-fosfato desidrogenase, glutationa redutase e glutationa peroxidase eritrocitárias, haptoglobina e latico desidrogenase séricas, bilirrubina, reticulócitos e meta-hemoglobina. Não foi observada hemólise aumentada, mas foi detectado aumento da meta-hemoglobina em 54% dos casos: em 7% entre 1,1% e 2%, em 27% variou de 2,1% a 4%, e em 20% de 4,1 a 8%. Amostras de sangue de um indivíduo normal do grupo 0 de uma paciente que exibiu meta-hemoglobina após picada por Loxosceles foram incubadas separadamente com anti-soros contra Loxosceles gancho, Crotalus terrificus e Bothrops jararaca, com veneno de Loxosceles gaucho e fenol a 3%, e não se detectou aumento de meta-hemoglobina depois de 1, 4, 8 e 15 dias em todas

  9. Description of the female of the Peruvian sand fly Lutzomyia reclusa (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae).

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    Ibáñez-Bernal, Sergio; Cáceres, Abraham G

    2011-03-01

    The female of the phlebotomine sand fly Lutzomyia reclusa Fernández & Rogers 1991 [= Pintomyia (Pifanomyia) reclusa (Fernández & Rogers) sensu Galati], is described for the first time, based on specimens collected in the Department of Cajamarca, in northern Peru. The female can be recognized from other species of the series pia, species group Verrucarum, by wing venation with beta shorter than half of alpha, labrum just shorter than head width but longer than flagellomere 1, palpomere 5 much longer than palpomere 3, arrangement of cibarial armature, and form of spermathecae and relative size of spermathecal ducts. Diagnostic characters and measurements of the male of Lu. reclusa are provided as well.

  10. A new species of jumping spider Neonella Gertsch, with notes on the genus and male identification key (Araneae, Salticidae)

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    Rubio, Gonzalo D.; Argañaraz, Carina I.; Gleiser, Raquel M.

    2015-01-01

    Abstract The American genus Neonella Gertsch, 1936 consists of very small jumping spiders whose biology is not well known. The genus currently includes eleven valid species, of which eight are known from both sexes and two are only known from one sex. This paper describes and illustrates a new species Neonella acostae sp. n., demonstrates male palpal variation in Neonella montana Galiano, 1988, and provides some information on the ecology of three sympatric species. New records of Neonella montana and Neonella minuta Galiano, 1965 are reported. Because the previously described species of Neonella were well illustrated and diagnosed, a dichotomous key to males is given along with genital illustrations of both sexes for all known species. PMID:26692804

  11. A new species of Loxosceles (Araneae, Sicariidae from Tunisia

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    Carles Ribera

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available A new species of the spider genus Loxosceles, L. mrazig sp. n., found in Tunisia is described and illustrated. The male bulb shows a high degree of morphological similarity to that of L. gaucho from Brazil, but the proportions of the palpal segments and the general colouration of the body reveal significant differences between the two species. A distance analysis of the sequences of the mitochondrial gene cox1 reveals that the specimen from Tunisia shows high genetic distance from L. gaucho (more than 20%. The American species L. gaucho and L. laeta form a sister group to the Mediterranean representatives (L. rufescens and the Tunisian specimen.

  12. Mediterranean Recluse Spider, Loxosceles rufescens (Araneae: Sicariidae from Charkhab Cave, Southern Iran

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    Saber Sadeghi

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: The best-known dangerous spiders belong to the six genera. The genus Loxosceles or violin spiders are well known for their ability to cause skin necrosis or loxoscelism. All Loxosceles species have medical im­portance due to their necrotizing venom. The present article reports the occurrence of L. rufescens in Charkhab Cave, south of Iran (Larestan.Methods: The specimens were collected from the Charkhab Cave using handling forceps, paintbrush and aspirator and preserved in 96% ethanol.Results: Loxosceles rufescens, a medically important spider, is recorded from Charkhab Cave in Fars Province (southwest of Iran. Identification of L. rufescens was performed based on external morphology and the features of male genitalia.Conclusion: Presence of L. rufescens in south of Iran especially in a cave confirmed that this species is a widely distributed species in Iran. Therefore, cavers or cave visitors should be aware of this poisonous spider in caves.

  13. Loxosceles gaucho venom-induced acute kidney injury--in vivo and in vitro studies.

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    Rui V Lucato

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Accidents caused by Loxosceles spider may cause severe systemic reactions, including acute kidney injury (AKI. There are few experimental studies assessing Loxosceles venom effects on kidney function in vivo. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In order to test Loxosceles gaucho venom (LV nephrotoxicity and to assess some of the possible mechanisms of renal injury, rats were studied up to 60 minutes after LV 0.24 mg/kg or saline IV injection (control. LV caused a sharp and significant drop in glomerular filtration rate, renal blood flow and urinary output and increased renal vascular resistance, without changing blood pressure. Venom infusion increased significantly serum creatine kinase and aspartate aminotransferase. In the LV group renal histology analysis found acute epithelial tubular cells degenerative changes, presence of cell debris and detached epithelial cells in tubular lumen without glomerular or vascular changes. Immunohistochemistry disclosed renal deposition of myoglobin and hemoglobin. LV did not cause injury to a suspension of fresh proximal tubules isolated from rats. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Loxosceles gaucho venom injection caused early AKI, which occurred without blood pressure variation. Changes in glomerular function occurred likely due to renal vasoconstriction and rhabdomyolysis. Direct nephrotoxicity could not be demonstrated in vitro. The development of a consistent model of Loxosceles venom-induced AKI and a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in the renal injury may allow more efficient ways to prevent or attenuate the systemic injury after Loxosceles bite.

  14. La reinserción social y laboral de la población reclusa

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    Miguel Rascón, Marta de

    2014-01-01

    El interés de este trabajo está centrado en el tema de la reinserción social y laboral la población reclusa, partiendo de bases teóricas y legislativas. Encontramos una serie de aspectos que influyen de manera positiva o negativa en la reinserción social y laboral de este colectivo. Hay que destacar la labor que se hace tanto dentro como fuera de prisión con los programas y las actividades para la reinserción. Las condiciones que rodean al recluso cuando deja la prisión son muy...

  15. Recombinant Protein Containing B-Cell Epitopes of Different Loxosceles Spider Toxins Generates Neutralizing Antibodies in Immunized Rabbits.

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    Lima, Sabrina de Almeida; Guerra-Duarte, Clara; Costal-Oliveira, Fernanda; Mendes, Thais Melo; Figueiredo, Luís F M; Oliveira, Daysiane; Machado de Avila, Ricardo A; Ferrer, Valéria Pereira; Trevisan-Silva, Dilza; Veiga, Silvio S; Minozzo, João C; Kalapothakis, Evanguedes; Chávez-Olórtegui, Carlos

    2018-01-01

    Loxoscelism is the most important form of araneism in South America. The treatment of these accidents uses heterologous antivenoms obtained from immunization of production animals with crude loxoscelic venom. Due to the scarcity of this immunogen, new alternatives for its substitution in antivenom production are of medical interest. In the present work, three linear epitopes for Loxosceles astacin-like protease 1 (LALP-1) (SLGRGCTDFGTILHE, ENNTRTIGPFDYDSIMLYGAY, and KLYKCPPVNPYPGGIRPYVNV) and two for hyaluronidase (LiHYAL) (NGGIPQLGDLKAHLEKSAVDI and ILDKSATGLRIIDWEAWR) from Loxosceles intermedia spider venom were identified by SPOT-synthesis technique. One formerly characterized linear epitope (DFSGPYLPSLPTLDA) of sphingomyelinase D (SMase D) SMase-I from Loxosceles laeta was also chosen to constitute a new recombinant multiepitopic protein. These epitopes were combined with a previously produced chimeric multiepitopic protein (rCpLi) composed by linear and conformational B-cell epitopes from SMase D from L. intermedia venom, generating a new recombinant multiepitopic protein derived from loxoscelic toxins (rMEPLox). We demonstrated that rMEPLox is non-toxic and antibodies elicited in rabbits against this antigen present reactivity in ELISA and immunoblot assays with Brazilian L. intermedia, L. laeta, L. gaucho , and L. similis spider venoms. In vivo and in vitro neutralization assays showed that anti-rMEPLox antibodies can efficiently neutralize the sphingomyelinase, hyaluronidase, and metalloproteinase activity of L. intermedia venom. This study suggests that this multiepitopic protein can be a suitable candidate for experimental vaccination approaches or for antivenom production against Loxosceles spp. venoms.

  16. Recombinant Protein Containing B-Cell Epitopes of Different Loxosceles Spider Toxins Generates Neutralizing Antibodies in Immunized Rabbits

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    Lima, Sabrina de Almeida; Guerra-Duarte, Clara; Costal-Oliveira, Fernanda; Mendes, Thais Melo; Figueiredo, Luís F. M.; Oliveira, Daysiane; Machado de Avila, Ricardo A.; Ferrer, Valéria Pereira; Trevisan-Silva, Dilza; Veiga, Silvio S.; Minozzo, João C.; Kalapothakis, Evanguedes; Chávez-Olórtegui, Carlos

    2018-01-01

    Loxoscelism is the most important form of araneism in South America. The treatment of these accidents uses heterologous antivenoms obtained from immunization of production animals with crude loxoscelic venom. Due to the scarcity of this immunogen, new alternatives for its substitution in antivenom production are of medical interest. In the present work, three linear epitopes for Loxosceles astacin-like protease 1 (LALP-1) (SLGRGCTDFGTILHE, ENNTRTIGPFDYDSIMLYGAY, and KLYKCPPVNPYPGGIRPYVNV) and two for hyaluronidase (LiHYAL) (NGGIPQLGDLKAHLEKSAVDI and ILDKSATGLRIIDWEAWR) from Loxosceles intermedia spider venom were identified by SPOT-synthesis technique. One formerly characterized linear epitope (DFSGPYLPSLPTLDA) of sphingomyelinase D (SMase D) SMase-I from Loxosceles laeta was also chosen to constitute a new recombinant multiepitopic protein. These epitopes were combined with a previously produced chimeric multiepitopic protein (rCpLi) composed by linear and conformational B-cell epitopes from SMase D from L. intermedia venom, generating a new recombinant multiepitopic protein derived from loxoscelic toxins (rMEPLox). We demonstrated that rMEPLox is non-toxic and antibodies elicited in rabbits against this antigen present reactivity in ELISA and immunoblot assays with Brazilian L. intermedia, L. laeta, L. gaucho, and L. similis spider venoms. In vivo and in vitro neutralization assays showed that anti-rMEPLox antibodies can efficiently neutralize the sphingomyelinase, hyaluronidase, and metalloproteinase activity of L. intermedia venom. This study suggests that this multiepitopic protein can be a suitable candidate for experimental vaccination approaches or for antivenom production against Loxosceles spp. venoms. PMID:29666624

  17. Tropical House Gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia predation on brown spiders (Loxosceles intermedia

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    E.N. Ramires

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Brown spiders (Loxosceles spp. are venomous arachnids, successfully adapted to urban habitats in Brazil. Loxoscelism became a serious public health problem in Paraná State, especially at the capital Curitiba, where the most abundant species is Loxosceles intermedia. Hemidactylus mabouia (Gekkonidae lizards are synanthropic predators of arthropods. In this paper, we describe the predatory behavior of the Tropical House Gecko H. mabouia on L. intermedia under laboratory conditions. Twelve geckos were observed, and all of them fed on brown spiders (n=123 observations. The attack consisted of a fast run followed by one bite on the spider’s abdomen or legs. The geckos did not attack L. intermedia anterior body parts, probably due to the fangs present in this region. Two Hemidactylus individuals were killed by L. intermedia bites: during a predatory encounter, and by an induced bite on a restrained lizard. The observations summarized in this paper show that H. mabouia could be used in the biological control of Loxosceles populations in human dwellings. However, additional field studies are necessary to quantify the impact of H. mabouia predation on urban populations of L. intermedia and other species of the same genus.

  18. Brown Spider (Loxosceles genus Venom Toxins: Tools for Biological Purposes

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    Andrea Senff-Ribeiro

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Venomous animals use their venoms as tools for defense or predation. These venoms are complex mixtures, mainly enriched of proteic toxins or peptides with several, and different, biological activities. In general, spider venom is rich in biologically active molecules that are useful in experimental protocols for pharmacology, biochemistry, cell biology and immunology, as well as putative tools for biotechnology and industries. Spider venoms have recently garnered much attention from several research groups worldwide. Brown spider (Loxosceles genus venom is enriched in low molecular mass proteins (5–40 kDa. Although their venom is produced in minute volumes (a few microliters, and contain only tens of micrograms of protein, the use of techniques based on molecular biology and proteomic analysis has afforded rational projects in the area and permitted the discovery and identification of a great number of novel toxins. The brown spider phospholipase-D family is undoubtedly the most investigated and characterized, although other important toxins, such as low molecular mass insecticidal peptides, metalloproteases and hyaluronidases have also been identified and featured in literature. The molecular pathways of the action of these toxins have been reported and brought new insights in the field of biotechnology. Herein, we shall see how recent reports describing discoveries in the area of brown spider venom have expanded biotechnological uses of molecules identified in these venoms, with special emphasis on the construction of a cDNA library for venom glands, transcriptome analysis, proteomic projects, recombinant expression of different proteic toxins, and finally structural descriptions based on crystallography of toxins.

  19. Scavenging by spiders (Araneae) and its relationship to pest management of the brown recluse spider.

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    Vetter, Richard S

    2011-06-01

    Experiments reported in Sandidge (2003; Nature 426: 30) indicated that the brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa Gertsch & Mulaik, preferred to scavenge dead prey over live prey and that the spiders were not detrimentally affected when fed insecticide-killed crickets. Extrapolations made in subsequent media coverage disseminating the results of this research made counter-intuitive statements that pesticide treatment in houses would increase brown recluse populations in homes. This information was presented as if the scavenging behavior was specialized in the brown recluse; however, it was more likely that this behavior has not been well studied in other species. To provide a comparison, the current laboratory study examined the likelihood of non-Loxosceles spiders to scavenge dead prey. Of 100 non-Loxosceles spiders that were tested (from 11 families, 24 genera, and at least 29 species from a variety of spider hunting guilds), 99 scavenged dead crickets when offered in petri dishes. Some of the spiders were webspinners in which real-world scavenging of dead prey is virtually impossible, yet they scavenge when given the opportunity. Therefore, scavenging is a flexible opportunistic predatory behavior that is spread across a variety of taxa and is not a unique behavior in brown recluses. These findings are discussed in relation to pest management practices.

  20. Evaluation of the efficacy of vacuum cleaners for the integrated control of brown spider Loxosceles intermedia

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    E. N. Ramires

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Some venomous spiders of the genus Loxosceles can reach high population densities inside and around houses. In Brazil, most spider accidents are related to Loxosceles intermedia. Control of loxoscelism should utilize integrated pest management tools, such as vacuum cleaners, to eliminate egg sacs, webs and spiders. The present study tested the efficacy of one type of vacuum cleaner (for professional and domestic use in the control of L. intermedia populations. Cockroaches (Pycnoscelus surinamensis were used in some tests for comparison. Vacuuming using standard accessories or a paper tube resulted in the death of all female (n=60, male (n=60, young (n=60 and just-hatched (n=60 L. intermedia, and all egg sacs (n=5 were destroyed. The removal of the plastic plate present at the bottom of the vacuuming tube inside the machine allowed some spiders to survive the vacuuming process. When kept inside a vacuum bag full of dust and debris, adult females (n=10 survived for 10 days; however, significant mortality was observed among male (n=10 and young individuals (n=10. Addition of cornstarch to the vacuum bag did not affect the spiders (n=20. Vacuum cleaners, such as the one used in the present investigation, are promising tools for integrated management of L. intermedia and other spiders in domestic environments.

  1. Successful use of plasma exchange for profound hemolysis in a child with loxoscelism.

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    Said, Ahmed; Hmiel, Paul; Goldsmith, Matthew; Dietzen, Dennis; Hartman, Mary E

    2014-11-01

    We describe a 6-year-old boy who presented with massive hemolysis, shock, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, and acute renal failure after loxosceles envenomation. In this patient, plasma exchange therapy (PEX) successfully cleared the plasma from an initial hemolytic index of 2000 (equivalent to 2 g/dL hemoglobin, where optimetric laboratory evaluation is impossible) to an index of impossible. In this setting, PEX can be used to clear the plasma, restoring the ability to perform routine laboratory assessments. Copyright © 2014 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  2. Sistematização da Assistência de Enfermagem: acidente por Loxosceles gaucho Sistematización de la Asistencia de Enfermería: accidente por Loxosceles gaucho Nursing Care Sistematization: accident by Loxosceles gaucho

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    Helayne Mika Kamimura

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Relato de experiência realizado em um hospital de ensino, com uma paciente vítima de acidente por aranha do gênero Loxosceles gaucho. Este tipo de acidente pode ser classificado como leve, moderado e grave, o que dependerá do tempo entre o ocorrido e o atendimento. Objetivou-se aplicar a sistematização da assistência de enfermagem de forma integralizada e humanizada. Foram estabelecidos os seguintes diagnósticos de enfermagem: dor aguda, integridade da pele prejudicada, riscos para infecção, constipação e baixa auto-estima. O relacionamento terapêutico favoreceu as interações aluna/paciente e possibilitou o reconhecimento das necessidades que mereciam intervenções de enfermagem. O processo de enfermagem foi um instrumento valioso e trouxe elementos importantes para a evolução diária da paciente e adequação do planejamento, priorizando a qualidade dos cuidados.Relato de experiencia realizado en un hospital de enseñanza, con una paciente víctima de accidente causado por araña del género Loxosceles gaucho. Este accidente puede ser clasificado como leve, moderado o grave, lo que dependerá del tiempo entre el suceso y la atención. Se pretendió aplicar la sistematización de la asistencia de enfermería de forma integral y humanizada. Se establecieron los siguientes diagnósticos de enfermería: dolor agudo, integridad de la piel perjudicada, riesgos de infección, constipación y baja autoestima; la relación terapéutica favoreció las interacciones alumna/paciente y posibilitó el reconocimiento de las necesidades que merecían intervenciones de enfermería. El proceso de enfermería fue un instrumento valioso y trajo elementos importantes para la evolución diaria de la paciente y adecuación de la planificación, lo que prioriza la calidad de los cuidados.Experience report carried out at a university hospital involving a patient victimized by an accident with a spider of the Loxosceles gaucho genus. This type of

  3. Pautas para la motivación y el empoderamiento en la Inserción Sociolaboral de las personas reclusas

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    Un estudio teórico de la motivación y el empoderamiento permitirá entender como estos dos procesos pueden influir de forma decisiva en la inserción sociolaboral de las personas reclusas. Asimismo, se estudiará la población reclusa, sus características y su proceso de reinserción social donde la inserción laboral tendrá un papel decisivo para que se lleve a cabo de forma adecuada. También se analizará cómo llevar a cabo una inserción sociolaboral, y cuáles son los medios que existen en las ...

  4. A Novel Hyaluronidase from Brown Spider (Loxosceles intermedia) Venom (Dietrich's Hyaluronidase): From Cloning to Functional Characterization

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    Ferrer, Valéria Pereira; de Mari, Thiago Lopes; Gremski, Luiza Helena; Trevisan Silva, Dilza; da Silveira, Rafael Bertoni; Gremski, Waldemiro; Chaim, Olga Meiri; Senff-Ribeiro, Andrea; Nader, Helena Bonciani; Veiga, Silvio Sanches

    2013-01-01

    Loxoscelism is the designation given to clinical symptoms evoked by Loxosceles spider's bites. Clinical manifestations include skin necrosis with gravitational spreading and systemic disturbs. The venom contains several enzymatic toxins. Herein, we describe the cloning, expression, refolding and biological evaluation of a novel brown spider protein characterized as a hyaluronidase. Employing a venom gland cDNA library, we cloned a hyaluronidase (1200 bp cDNA) that encodes for a signal peptide and a mature protein. Amino acid alignment revealed a structural relationship with members of hyaluronidase family, such as scorpion and snake species. Recombinant hyaluronidase was expressed as N-terminal His-tag fusion protein (∼45 kDa) in inclusion bodies and activity was achieved using refolding. Immunoblot analysis showed that antibodies that recognize the recombinant protein cross-reacted with hyaluronidase from whole venom as well as an anti-venom serum reacted with recombinant protein. Recombinant hyaluronidase was able to degrade purified hyaluronic acid (HA) and chondroitin sulfate (CS), while dermatan sulfate (DS) and heparan sulfate (HS) were not affected. Zymograph experiments resulted in ∼45 kDa lytic zones in hyaluronic acid (HA) and chondroitin sulfate (CS) substrates. Through in vivo experiments of dermonecrosis using rabbit skin, the recombinant hyaluronidase was shown to increase the dermonecrotic effect produced by recombinant dermonecrotic toxin from L. intermedia venom (LiRecDT1). These data support the hypothesis that hyaluronidase is a “spreading factor”. Recombinant hyaluronidase provides a useful tool for biotechnological ends. We propose the name Dietrich's Hyaluronidase for this enzyme, in honor of Professor Carl Peter von Dietrich, who dedicated his life to studying proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans. PMID:23658852

  5. LA EDUCACIÓN EN LAS PRISIONES ESPAÑOLAS: FORMACIÓN Y ACCIÓN SOCIOEDUCATIVA CON RECLUSAS DROGODEPENDIENTES

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    Francisco José del Pozo Serrano

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    Full Text Available La Educaci n en el mbito penitenciario presenta un gran desaf o como derecho recogido en los marcos internacionales y estatales a n de hacerse presente en el conjunto de los establecimientos de cumplimiento de pena; as como un imprescindible factor de protecci n para la recuperaci n y reinserci n de las personas privadas de libertad. Este art culo tiene como objetivo analizar la situaci n actual del tratamiento penitenciario desde la educaci n escolar y socioeducativa con mujeres reclusas drogodepen - dientes. La investigaci n de I+D+i a partir de una metodolog a multim - todo con una muestra de un 15 % de las mujeres reclusas en el panorama nacional, analiza a partir de 538 cuestionarios v lidos, 61 entrevistas semi-estructuradas, la participaci n y valoraci n de las reclusas en los programas formales (alfabetizaci n, educaci n secundaria, bachillerato y universidad y socioeducativos (programas de autoestima, habilidades so - ciales, educaci n infantil, g nero, socioculturales y deportivos, m dulos de respeto y preparaci n a la vida en libertad. Adem s, este estudio presenta desde cuatro per les diferenciales de consumo (no adictas, adictas activas, ex adictas, en programas de mantenimiento de metadona, algunos de los datos y an lisis m s signi cativos que los programas y las acciones educativas presentan en los procesos de prevenci n y deshabituaci n del con - sumo problem tico de drogas y reincorporaci n social. Dentro de algunas de las principales conclusiones encontramos la valoraci n positiva de los programas con nfasis socioeducativo (en el ranking de mayor a menor: au - toestima, habilidades sociales, socioculturales y g nero por encima de los reglados, aunque los escolares en todos sus niveles son muy bien valorados y suponen la educaci n b sica carente casi en el 26 % de las reclusas. Exis - te poca participaci n en programas como educaci n infantil o g nero (a pesar de que pr cticamente el 80 % son madres y han sufrido, previamente al

  6. Matching global and regional distribution models of the recluse spider Loxosceles rufescens: to what extent do these reflect niche conservatism?

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    Taucare-Ríos, A; Nentwig, W; Bizama, G; Bustamante, R O

    2018-06-08

    The Mediterranean recluse spider, Loxosceles rufescens (Dufour, 1820) (Araneae: Sicariidae) is a cosmopolitan spider that has been introduced in many parts of the world. Its bite can be dangerous to humans. However, the potential distribution of this alien species, which is able to spread fairly quickly with human aid, is completely unknown. Using a combination of global and regional niche models, it is possible to analyse the spread of this species in relation to environmental conditions. This analysis found that the successful spreading of this species varies according to the region invaded. The majority of populations in Asia are stable and show niche conservatism, whereas in North America this spider is expected to be less successful in occupying niches that differ from those in its native region and that do not support its synanthropic way of living. © 2018 The Royal Entomological Society.

  7. Exposure of Brown Recluse and Brown Widow Spiders (Araneae: Sicariidae, Theridiidae) to a Commercial Sulfuryl Fluoride Fumigation.

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    Vetter, Richard S; Hoddle, Mark S; Choe, Dong-Hwan; Thoms, Ellen

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    The body of pesticide research on spiders is sparse with most studies using topical or residual applications to assess efficacy. Data on the effects of fumigation on spider survivorship are scarce in the scientific literature. In this study, we exposed adult male and female brown recluse spiders, Loxosceles reclusa Gertsch & Mulaik, and female brown widow spiders, Latrodectus geometricus C. L. Koch, to a commercial fumigation event using sulfuryl fluoride directed at termite control. General consensus from the pest control industry is that fumigation is not always effective for control of spiders for a variety of reasons, including insufficient fumigant dosage, particularly, for contents of egg sacs that require a higher fumigant dosage for control. We demonstrated that a sulfuryl fluoride fumigation with an accumulated dosage of 162 oz-h per 1,000 ft(3) at 21°C over 25 h (≈1.7 × the drywood termite dosage) directed at termites was sufficient to kill adult brown recluse and brown widow spiders. The effectiveness of commercial fumigation practices to control spiders, and particularly their egg sacs, warrants further study. © 2014 Entomological Society of America.

  8. Educação encarcerada: um estudo sobre mulheres reclusas e estudantes na capital de Minas Gerais

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    Lúcio Alves de Barros

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    Full Text Available A política de segurança pública nos últimos anos no Brasil tem sido posta em questão devido ao caos do sistema penitenciário. A privação de liberdade como retribuição não cumpre e é incapaz de exercer sua função de ressocialização. O trabalho em apreço busca a compreensão nas relações sociais por meio das representações, valores, crenças e significados apresentados no cotidiano das mulheres em regime de privação de liberdade que frequentam a instituição escolar no Complexo Penitenciário Feminino São Pedro Nolasco, situado em Belo Horizonte (MG. Os resultados das entrevistas permitiram verificar que as detentas estudantes veem a escolarização como possibilidade de novas perspectivas na vida, apesar das tensões existentes com os superiores e a precária estrutura oferecida para a educação no presídio. Palavras-chave: Mulheres. Encarceramento. Educação, Direitos Humanos.   Imprisoned education: a study on women prisoners and students in the capital of Minas Gerais ABSTRACT The public security policy in recent years in Brazil has been called into question due to the chaos of the penitentiary system. Deprivation of liberty as retribution does not fulfill and is incapable of exercising its resocialization function. The present work seeks to understand social relations through the representations, values, beliefs and meanings presented in the daily life of women in detention that attend the school institution in the São Pedro Nolasco Female Penitentiary Complex, located in Belo Horizonte (MG . The results of the interviews made it possible to verify that the student detainees see schooling as a possibility for new perspectives in life, despite tensions with superiors and the precarious structure offered for education in the prison. Keywords: Women. Imprisonment. Education. Human Rights.   Educación encarcelada: un estudio sobre mujeres reclusas y estudiantes en la capital de Minas Gerais  RESUMEN La pol

  9. Characterization of a Gene Coding for the Complement System Component FB from Loxosceles laeta Spider Venom Glands.

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    Myamoto, Daniela Tiemi; Pidde-Queiroz, Giselle; Gonçalves-de-Andrade, Rute Maria; Pedroso, Aurélio; van den Berg, Carmen W; Tambourgi, Denise V

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    The human complement system is composed of more than 30 proteins and many of these have conserved domains that allow tracing the phylogenetic evolution. The complement system seems to be initiated with the appearance of C3 and factor B (FB), the only components found in some protostomes and cnidarians, suggesting that the alternative pathway is the most ancient. Here, we present the characterization of an arachnid homologue of the human complement component FB from the spider Loxosceles laeta. This homologue, named Lox-FB, was identified from a total RNA L. laeta spider venom gland library and was amplified using RACE-PCR techniques and specific primers. Analysis of the deduced amino acid sequence and the domain structure showed significant similarity to the vertebrate and invertebrate FB/C2 family proteins. Lox-FB has a classical domain organization composed of a control complement protein domain (CCP), a von Willebrand Factor domain (vWFA), and a serine protease domain (SP). The amino acids involved in Mg2+ metal ion dependent adhesion site (MIDAS) found in the vWFA domain in the vertebrate C2/FB proteins are well conserved; however, the classic catalytic triad present in the serine protease domain is not conserved in Lox-FB. Similarity and phylogenetic analyses indicated that Lox-FB shares a major identity (43%) and has a close evolutionary relationship with the third isoform of FB-like protein (FB-3) from the jumping spider Hasarius adansoni belonging to the Family Salcitidae.

  10. A multi-protease, multi-dissociation, bottom-up-to-top-down proteomic view of the Loxosceles intermedia venom

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    Trevisan-Silva, Dilza; Bednaski, Aline V.; Fischer, Juliana S.G.; Veiga, Silvio S.; Bandeira, Nuno; Guthals, Adrian; Marchini, Fabricio K.; Leprevost, Felipe V.; Barbosa, Valmir C.; Senff-Ribeiro, Andrea; Carvalho, Paulo C.

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    Venoms are a rich source for the discovery of molecules with biotechnological applications, but their analysis is challenging even for state-of-the-art proteomics. Here we report on a large-scale proteomic assessment of the venom of Loxosceles intermedia, the so-called brown spider. Venom was extracted from 200 spiders and fractioned into two aliquots relative to a 10 kDa cutoff mass. Each of these was further fractioned and digested with trypsin (4 h), trypsin (18 h), pepsin (18 h), and chymotrypsin (18 h), then analyzed by MudPIT on an LTQ-Orbitrap XL ETD mass spectrometer fragmenting precursors by CID, HCD, and ETD. Aliquots of undigested samples were also analyzed. Our experimental design allowed us to apply spectral networks, thus enabling us to obtain meta-contig assemblies, and consequently de novo sequencing of practically complete proteins, culminating in a deep proteome assessment of the venom. Data are available via ProteomeXchange, with identifier PXD005523. PMID:28696408

  11. Characterization of a Gene Coding for the Complement System Component FB from Loxosceles laeta Spider Venom Glands.

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    Daniela Tiemi Myamoto

    Full Text Available The human complement system is composed of more than 30 proteins and many of these have conserved domains that allow tracing the phylogenetic evolution. The complement system seems to be initiated with the appearance of C3 and factor B (FB, the only components found in some protostomes and cnidarians, suggesting that the alternative pathway is the most ancient. Here, we present the characterization of an arachnid homologue of the human complement component FB from the spider Loxosceles laeta. This homologue, named Lox-FB, was identified from a total RNA L. laeta spider venom gland library and was amplified using RACE-PCR techniques and specific primers. Analysis of the deduced amino acid sequence and the domain structure showed significant similarity to the vertebrate and invertebrate FB/C2 family proteins. Lox-FB has a classical domain organization composed of a control complement protein domain (CCP, a von Willebrand Factor domain (vWFA, and a serine protease domain (SP. The amino acids involved in Mg2+ metal ion dependent adhesion site (MIDAS found in the vWFA domain in the vertebrate C2/FB proteins are well conserved; however, the classic catalytic triad present in the serine protease domain is not conserved in Lox-FB. Similarity and phylogenetic analyses indicated that Lox-FB shares a major identity (43% and has a close evolutionary relationship with the third isoform of FB-like protein (FB-3 from the jumping spider Hasarius adansoni belonging to the Family Salcitidae.

  12. Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of a class II phospholipase D from Loxosceles intermedia venom

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    Ullah, Anwar; Giuseppe, Priscila Oliveira de; Murakami, Mario Tyago; Trevisan-Silva, Dilza; Wille, Ana Carolina Martins; Chaves-Moreira, Daniele; Gremski, Luiza Helena; Silveira, Rafael Bertoni da; Sennf-Ribeiro, Andrea; Chaim, Olga Meiri; Veiga, Silvio Sanches; Arni, Raghuvir Krishnaswamy

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    Wild-type and H12A-mutant class II phospholipase D from L. intermedia venom were crystallized; the crystals diffracted to maximum resolutions of 1.95 and 1.60 Å, respectively. Phospholipases D are the major dermonecrotic component of Loxosceles venom and catalyze the hydrolysis of phospholipids, resulting in the formation of lipid mediators such as ceramide-1-phosphate and lysophosphatidic acid which can induce pathological and biological responses. Phospholipases D can be classified into two classes depending on their catalytic efficiency and the presence of an additional disulfide bridge. In this work, both wild-type and H12A-mutant forms of the class II phospholipase D from L. intermedia venom were crystallized. Wild-type and H12A-mutant crystals were grown under very similar conditions using PEG 200 as a precipitant and belonged to space group P12 1 1, with unit-cell parameters a = 50.1, b = 49.5, c = 56.5 Å, β = 105.9°. Wild-type and H12A-mutant crystals diffracted to maximum resolutions of 1.95 and 1.60 Å, respectively

  13. Expression and immunological cross-reactivity of LALP3, a novel astacin-like metalloprotease from brown spider (Loxosceles intermedia) venom.

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    Morgon, Adriano M; Belisario-Ferrari, Matheus R; Trevisan-Silva, Dilza; Meissner, Gabriel O; Vuitika, Larissa; Marin, Brenda; Tashima, Alexandre K; Gremski, Luiza H; Gremski, Waldemiro; Senff-Ribeiro, Andrea; Veiga, Silvio S; Chaim, Olga M

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    Loxosceles spiders' venom comprises a complex mixture of biologically active toxins, mostly consisting of low molecular mass components (2-40 kDa). Amongst, isoforms of astacin-like metalloproteases were identified through transcriptome and proteome analyses. Only LALP1 (Loxosceles Astacin-Like protease 1) has been characterized. Herein, we characterized LALP3 as a novel recombinant astacin-like metalloprotease isoform from Loxosceles intermedia venom. LALP3 cDNA was cloned in pET-SUMO vector, and its soluble heterologous expression was performed using a SUMO tag added to LALP3 to achieve solubility in Escherichia coli SHuffle T7 Express LysY cells, which express the disulfide bond isomerase DsbC. Protein purification was conducted by Ni-NTA Agarose resin and assayed for purity by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions. Immunoblotting analyses were performed with specific antibodies recognizing LALP1 and whole venom. Western blotting showed linear epitopes from recombinant LALP3 that cross-reacted with LALP1, and dot blotting revealed conformational epitopes with native venom astacins. Mass spectrometry analysis revealed that the recombinant expressed protein is an astacin-like metalloprotease from L. intermedia venom. Furthermore, molecular modeling of LALP3 revealed that this isoform contains the zinc binding and Met-turn motifs, forming the active site, as has been observed in astacins. These data confirmed that LALP3, which was successfully obtained by heterologous expression using a prokaryote system, is a new astacin-like metalloprotease isoform present in L. intermedia venom. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. and Société Française de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire (SFBBM). All rights reserved.

  14. Salud Mental, género, educación social en mujeres reclusas del Centro de Rehabilitación Femenino El Buen Pastor de Barranquilla (Colombia) (2015-2016)

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    Edith T. Aristizábal; Ana Liliana Ríos García; Francisco José del Pozo Serrano

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    Objetivo: Identificar las principales características de las mujeres reclusas del Centro de Rehabilitación Femenino El Buen Pastor de Barranquilla, con enfoque de género, desde un programa de acción con énfasis en salud mental y educación social. Metodología: El tipo de estudio es investigación-acción. El enfoque es mixto, se emplearon técnicas de Estadística Descriptiva y Diseño de Comparación Multicaso. El muestreo realizado fue intencional, debido a la demanda de consulta psicológica indiv...

  15. Technetium-99m radiolabeling of a recombinant dermonecrotic protein (recLiD1) from the Loxosceles venom for biodistribution study

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    Valadares, D.; Felicori, L.; Olortegui, C.C.; Simal, C.; Gouvea dos Santos, R.

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    In the present study the recombinant form (recLiD1) of a dermonecrotic protein present in the Brazilian brown spider Loxosceles intermedia venom was labeled with technetium-99m using stannous chloride and sodium borohydride as reducing agents. 99mTc-recLiD 1 kept its biological activity evoking dermonecrotic activity in rabbits. In vivo biodistribution in mice with the radiolabeled recLiD 1 showed high kidney uptake followed by stomach and liver uptakes. Also, we can see that 20% of toxin remaining in the skin after 120 min and once absorbed, 99mTc-recLiD 1 is rapidly cleared from the blood with long-lasting. We also observed one displacement of 99mTc-recLiD 1 by one monoclonal antibody raised against L. intermedia venom that indicates specific interaction with kidney tissue. (author)

  16. Loxoscelismo en Chile: estudios epidemiológicos, clínicos y experimentales Loxoscelism in Chile: epidemiological, clinical and experimental studies

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    Hugo Schenone

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    Full Text Available Se presenta un enfoque panorámico de estudios epidemiológicos, clínicos y experimentales referentes a Loxosceles laeta y loxoscelismo efectuados en 1955-1988 en Santiago, Chile. Se estudiaron 216 casos de loxoscelismo. Los hechos más relevantes fueron: 52,8% correspondió a mujeres; edad entre 7 meses y 78 años; 84,3% fué loxoscelismo cutáneo (LO y 15,7% loxoscelismo cutáneo-visceral (LCV; 73,6% sucedió en época calurosa; en 86,6% el accidente ocurrió en la vivienda, especialmente en dormitorios, mientras la persona dormía o se vestía. La araña fué vista en 60,2% de los casos e identificada en laboratorio como L. laeta en 17,7% (10,6% de los 216 casos. Los sitios más frecuen temente afectados fueron las extremidades con 67,6%, lancetazo urente fué el síntoma inicial más frecuente. Dolor, edema y placa livedoide, la cual posteriormente se transformaría en escara necrótica, fueron las manifestaciones locales predominantes. En LCV hematuria y hemoglobinuria fueron constantes, ictericia, fiebre y compromiso de conciencia se presentaron en la mayoría de los casos. Tratamiento: LC con antihistamínicos o corticoides inyectables, LCV con corti-coides inyectables. La condición de los pacientes en el último control fué: curación completa en 75,5%, curación con secuela cicatrizal en 8,3%, muerte en 3,7% (todos con LCV y abandono en 12,5%. Adicionalmente, se ha efectuado una serie de estudios experimentales, tanto in vivo como in vitro para esclarecer aspectos básicos sobre el veneno de L. laeta y el tratamiento del loxoscelismo.A panoramic sight of epidemiological, clinical and experimental studies, referring to Loxosceles laeta and loxoscelism, carried out in 1955-1988, in Santiago, Chile is presented. Two-hundred and sixteen cases of loxosce lism were studied. The most relevant features were: 84.3% corresponded to cutaneous loxosce lism (CD and 15.7% to viscerocutaneous loxos celism (VCD; 73.6% ocurred in hot season; in 86

  17. Alfabetización mediática e integración social de la población reclusa anciana

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    Xosé Antonio Neira Cruz

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    Full Text Available Las cárceles reflejan paulatinamente el proceso de envejecimiento demográfico que vive la sociedad. Sin una consideración específica en el sistema penitenciario vigente, la población reclusa anciana vive un doble ostracismo en el cual, el aislamiento de los medios de comunicación contrasta con un mundo repleto de pantallas, reforzando las dificultades de una futura reinserción social. El proyecto campUSCulturae, coordinado desde la Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, ha puesto en marcha iniciativas de alfabetización mediática en el Centro Penitenciario de Teixeiro (A Coruña, siguiendo las técnicas de la observación participante y el aprendizaje servicio. Dichas iniciativas se han plasmado en la elaboración de un Archivo de Voces del Mundo, que refleja y pone en valor el caudal de diversidad cultural que convive entre los muros de la cárcel, así como la elaboración de un programa de radio y la inculturación en el empleo de nuevos medios a través del desarrollo de una iniciativa de autopoéticas personales plasmadas a través de narrativas digitales. Los primeros resultados de este trabajo evidencian el poder de los medios de comunicación en la recuperación de dinámicas de dignificación y autorrepresentación; estimulan la participación activa, el desarrollo de la conciencia crítica y la recuperación de la memoria personal como una forma simbólica de reinserción de las personas privadas de libertad en la “sociedad mediática y multipantalla” (Pérez Tornero, 2008: 15 de la que también forman parte y de la que , por exigencias penitenciarias, viven ajenos.

  18. Salud Mental, género, educación social en mujeres reclusas del Centro de Rehabilitación Femenino El Buen Pastor de Barranquilla (Colombia (2015-2016

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    Edith T. Aristizábal

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Identificar las principales características de las mujeres reclusas del Centro de Rehabilitación Femenino El Buen Pastor de Barranquilla, con enfoque de género, desde un programa de acción con énfasis en salud mental y educación social. Metodología: El tipo de estudio es investigación-acción. El enfoque es mixto, se emplearon técnicas de Estadística Descriptiva y Diseño de Comparación Multicaso. El muestreo realizado fue intencional, debido a la demanda de consulta psicológica individual de 18 mujeres, de un total de 130, recluidas en este centro penitenciario de mínima seguridad. Resultados: En las mujeres entrevistadas pudieron identificarse: Trastornos Depresivos de considerable gravedad, Trastornos de Ansiedad con ataques de pánico, Trastorno por Estrés Postraumático. Pudieron observarse eventos traumáticos y antecedentes de victimización, abuso de substancias y/o alcohol. Algunas ya habían iniciado el consumo antes de su reclusión y otras solo han consumido en la cárcel. Conclusiones: En las entrevistas pudo evidenciarse como factores de riesgo para los Trastornos Depresivos en las mujeres madres: la separación de sus hijos y no poder estar presentes de forma activa en su crianza. En las solteras, la angustia estuvo asociada a no poder realizar actividades productivas para ayudar económicamente a sus padres o por causarles sufrimiento. Otro factor de riesgo que cronificaba esos trastornos mentales es el abuso de substancias psicoactivas y la reclusión.

  19. Concordancia de las pruebas de tuberculina e Interferón gamma en población reclusa Concordance of tuberculin tests and Interferon gamma release assays in the prison population

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    A. Marco Mouriño

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Estudiar en población penitenciaria la concordancia de la prueba de la tuberculina (PT y las pruebas de interferón gamma (IFG. Material y métodos: Estudio prospectivo realizado en una prisión en mayo-junio de 2009. Se estudian los ingresos sin antecedente de tuberculosis (TB o con PT previa negativa o no realizada. Se realizó IDR de Mantoux (positivo ³ 10 mm y extracción sanguínea para prueba de IFG (QuantiFERON®-TB Gold. En los infectados, se realizó despistaje de TB. Se pasó un cuestionario y se solicitó consentimiento informado. El estudio fue aprobado por un Comité ético ajeno a instituciones penitenciarias. La concordancia entre PT e IFG se basó en el índice Kappa. Resultados: Se incluyeron 181 casos. El 62% eran extranjeros, el 17% vacunados por BCG, el 8,4% UDI y el 4% VIH+. En los extranjeros había más vacunados, menos UDI y menos infectados por VIH que en autóctonos (p=0,02, p=0,02, y p=0,01, respectivamente. La PT fue positiva en el 24% y la IFG en el 26%. Hubo información de ambas en 149 (82% casos. El 15,8% fueron discordantes. El índice Kappa fue de 0,6 (0,4-0,7. La concordancia varió según subgrupos, siendo mayor en autóctonos (kappa= 0,8 y menor en vacunados (kappa=0,4 e inmigrantes (kappa=0,5. Conclusión: La concordancia global fue moderada-buena, pero en vacunados e inmigrantes fue menor. El nivel de discordancia aconseja ampliar el estudio, así como evaluar que prueba predice mejor el riesgo de progresión a TB y el coste-beneficio de ambas en la población reclusa de nuestro país.Objective: To study the agreement of Tuberculin Skin Tests (TST and Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRA when screening tuberculosis infection amongst inmates recently admitted to prison. Materials and methods: Prospective study conducted in a prison during the months of May and June 2009. Inmates without a TB history, with previous TST negatives or without prior TSTs were included. Participants signed an

  20. Seroprevalencia de infección por virus C de la hepatitis en población reclusa del noroeste de España al ingreso en prisión

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Las prisiones españolas albergan un elevado número de personas con prácticas de riesgo para la infección por virus de la hepatitis C (VHC. El objeto de este trabajo es conocer la prevalencia de esta infección en la población reclusa del noroeste de España y sus factores asociados. MÉTODOS: Se estudia a las personas ingresadas en siete centros penitenciarios del noroeste español. Se recogieron variables socio-demográficas, penitenciarias y factores de riesgo para la infección por VHC. Se realizó determinación de anticuerpos frente a VHC (EIA e INNO-LIA HCV III, virus de la hepatitis B (VHB (EIA y virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH (EIA y Western-Blott. El análisis de los factores asociados se basó en regresión logística. RESULTADOS: El 47,9% de los estudiados presentaron anticuerpos frente a VHC. Destacó la mayor prevalencia en: UDVP (89,6%, los que compartieron jeringuillas (94%, los infectados por VIH (92,7%, los portadores de antígeno Australia (65,1% y de anticuerpos frente al antígeno del core del VHB (79,8%, aquellos con ingresos previos en prisión (60,9 %, los solteros (54,8 %, los gitanos (52 %, los trabajadores no cualificados (50,4 %, los que no habían obtenido el graduado escolar (50,9 %, los tatuados (66,7 % y aquellos con antecedentes de autolesiones (79,3 %. En el análisis de regresión logística las variables asociadas a la infección por VHC fueron: UDVP (OR=33,3; I.C.95%=25-50, HBcAc (+ (OR=4,1; I.C.95%=2,9-6,3, no graduado escolar (OR=1,6; I.C.95%=1,1-2,5, infección por VIH (OR=2,4; I.C.95%=1,1-5,3, edad (OR=0,98; I.C.95%=0,96-1,00, meses en prisión (OR=1,011;I.C.95%=1,004-1,019 y antecedentes de estancias previas en prisión (OR= 2,3; I.C.95%=1,5-3,6. CONCLUSIONES: La prevalencia de infección por VHC en presos es muy elevada. Se aconseja potenciar las medidas preventivas (programas de reducción del daño y la elaboración de protocolos de seguimiento clínico-analítico de los

  1. Brown Recluse spider bite mediated hemolysis: clinical features, a possible role for complement inhibitor therapy, and reduced RBC surface glycophorin A as a potential biomarker of venom exposure.

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    Full Text Available The venom of Loxosceles reclusa (Brown Recluse spider can cause a severe, life-threatening hemolysis in humans for which no therapy is currently available in the USA beyond supportive measures. Because this hemolysis is uncommon, relatively little is known about its clinical manifestation, diagnosis, or management. Here, we aimed to clarify the clinical details of envenomation, to determine the efficacy of the complement inhibitor eculizumab to prevent the hemolysis in vitro, and to investigate markers of exposure to Brown Recluse venom.We performed a 10-year chart review of cases of Brown Recluse spider bite-mediated hemolysis at our institution. We also designed an in vitro assay to test the efficacy of eculizumab to inhibit hemolysis of venom exposed red blood cells. Finally, we compared levels of CD55, CD59 and glycophorin A on venom exposed versus venom-naïve cells.Most victims of severe Brown Recluse spider mediated hemolysis at our institution are children and follow an unpredictable clinical course. Brown Recluse spider bite mediated hemolysis is reduced by 79.2% (SD=18.8% by eculizumab in vitro. Erythrocyte glycophorin A, but not CD55 or CD59, is reduced after red blood cells are incubated with venom in vitro.Taken together, our laboratory data and clinical observations indicate that L. reclusa venom exposure results in non-specific antibody and complement fixation on red blood cells, resulting in complement mediated hemolysis that is curtailed by the complement inhibitor eculizumab in vitro. Glycophorin A measurement by flow cytometry may help to identify victims of L. reclusa envenomation.

  2. Situación de las personas reclusas latinoamericanas en Cataluña (2011

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    Full Text Available Cataluña comparte con España el mismo Código penal. Sin embargo, Cataluña tiene competencias exclusivas en materia de políticas penitenciarias y una de sus preocupaciones ha sido siempre conocer en profundidad las realidades y las necesidades específicas de la población que ha de atender, con la finalidad de ajustar al máximo las intervenciones que favorezcan la reinserción social y la disminución de la reincidencia. Uno de los fenómenos observados ha sido el aumento de población penitenciaria extranjera, fruto de un elevado flujo migratorio registrado en la primera década del nuevo milenio. La Dirección General de Servicios Penitenciarios del Departamento de Justicia de la Generalitat de Cataluña planteó al Centro de Estudios Jurídicos y Formación Especializada, -organismo autónomo dedicado a la investigación y a la formación de los profesionales que dependen del Departamento de Justicia- la demanda de esta investigación con la finalidad de proporcionar conocimiento amplio y global de la realidad de los extranjeros en los centros penitenciarios catalanes y de sus posibilidades de futuro, apuntando recomendaciones que puedan ayudar a intervenir con más eficacia. La metodología fue muy compleja por la gran cantidad de datos y las diversas formas y fuentes de recogida de información a lo largo de más de 3 años de trabajo (de 2008 a 2011. Un tema destacado desde el principio fue la constatación de las dificultades de integración social una vez cumplida la pena, debido a la complejidad del marco legal que regula su estancia en Cataluña y por extensión al Reino de España.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5377/rpsp.v3i1.1331

  3. Condições e trajetórias de vida de reclusos e reclusas de etnia cigana em Portugal

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    Full Text Available This paper aims to analyze the criminal practices of Roma individuals through the study of their life histories. Based on 25 interviews addressed to male and female Roma prisoners, we analyzed their objective life conditions and criminal experiences. These were seen in the light of the intersection of class, gender and ethnicity. We conclude that the crimes in this ethnic group are the result of combined processes of exclusion and social inequality, prejudice or racism, and that the intersections of class, gender and ethnicity strongly structure their objective living conditions and their criminal involvement.

  4. Las cárceles y población reclusa en Venezuela Prisos and inmates population in Venezuela

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    Full Text Available A pesar de la importancia de los asuntos penitenciarios, en América Latina existen pocos estudios comprensivos y recomendaciones regionales con relación a este contexto. En este trabajo se describen las características de las cárceles y los reclusos en Venezuela, información recopilada a través de revisión documental y en visitas realizadas desde 1998-2006 a diferentes penales venezolanos, en el marco de las Jornadas de Salud insertas en el Programa Penitenciario de la Universidad Central de Venezuela, con el propósito de realizar un aporte que sirva como antecedente nacional y regional para la investigación en el ámbito penitenciario, que permita avanzar en el estudio de sus problemas y en la promoción e implementación de posibles soluciones.Despite the importance of prison issues in Latin America, there is little in the way of detailed local studies or recommendations on the subject. This article sets out to describe the situation concerning prisons and inmates in Venezuela. Data for this study was compiled from documentary sources and visits to a number of Venezuelan prisons from 1998 to 2006 as part of the Health Conference of the Programa Penitenciario de la Universidad Central de Venezuela, (Central University of Venezuela Prison Program. The program’s aim was to make contributions towards research on the prison environment at national and regional levels that might serve as a precedent for further study of the problems and issues that exist, and promote and implement possible solutions.

  5. A rare cause of cellulitis (necrotic arachnidism: a report of two cases

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    Full Text Available Bites from brown recluse spiders (Loxosceles reclusa result in several clinical manifestations, causing painful, disfiguring necrotic ulcers and, uncommonly, severe systemic effects. We report two cases reports with necrotic arachnidism from Turkey. A 21-year-old man was admitted to our clinic with the complaints of pruritis, redness on his neck. He had a history of spider bite one day ago. A 52-year-old woman had a cellulitis with hemorrhagic lesion and superficial necrosis on her arm and had a history of spider bite one day ago. Based on these clinical and epidemiological findings, a diagnosis of necrotic arachnidism was suspected, and the diagnosis of necrotic arachnidism was confirmed with these typical skin lesions and spiders bites in histories of patients. The outcome of our patients were good after antihistaminic, antibiotic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory treatments. The brown recluse spider is notorious for its necrosisinducing bite. Its venom contains a rare toxin, sphingomyelinase D, which activates the vascular endothelium and initiates a cascade of activation of neutrophils and granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor, resulting in tissue destruction. In many cases, diagnosis of spider bite is very difficult. Therefore, clinical and epidemiological findings, as well as a detailed history, may establish the diagnosis.

  6. Impacto de los programas de resocialización en la reinserción social de la población reclusa

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    La situación carcelaria del país atraviesa uno de sus peores momentos. Hacinamiento, reincidencia, corrupción, entre otros, son algunos de los problemas que hoy en día han abierto el debate sobre el papel de las cárceles como centros de resocialización; especialmente se ha comenzado a cuestionar la eficacia de los programas que se están implementando dentro de estos establecimientos. Sin embargo, un elementos que no se ha tenido en cuenta a la hora de anali...

  7. Empatía y distorsiones cognitivas en personas no reclusas y en condenados por delitos sexuales y delitos violentos en Boyacá

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    El fin de esta investigación consistió en explorar, describir y comparar las variables empatía y distorsiones cognitivas en tres grupos: agresores sexuales de menores de edad, delincuentes violentos no sexuales y personas sin historia de reclusión en establecimientos carcelarios por medio de una investigación transeccional de tipo descriptivo-comparativo. Para evaluar las variables de estudio se tradujo y adaptó al castellano tanto la Escala de Cognición de Becker y cols (1989), como la Medid...

  8. Atención a los trastornos somatomorfos en poblacion reclusa Care for cases of somatomorphic disorders in the prison population

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    Full Text Available El texto que hemos desarrollado pretende ser una contribución útil para facilitar, al personal sanitario que trabaja en el ámbito de prisiones, el necesario conocimiento teórico y técnico que les posibilite una mejor comprensión y atención a las personas, privadas de libertad, que sufren estos trastornos. En la medida en que sabemos que la integración cognitiva de un modelo descriptivo y comprensivo, el tener en la mente una teoría sobre el fenómeno observado, actúa como factor emocional de contención de las propias ansiedades que experimentamos en la relación terapéutica con los pacientes, queremos también contribuir, con esta aportación, a mejorar los recursos emocionales de los asistentes que desempeñan sus tareas sanitarias en un contexto tan ansiogeno como es el medio carcelario, a la vez que señalamos los riesgos de que cualquier teoría pueda ser utilizada para enmascarar la realidad clínica.This study sets out to make a worthwhile contribution to healthcare personnel working in the prison sector by providing theoretical and technical knowledge to enable them to better understand and care for people in prison who suffer from these disorders. As far as we know, the cognitive integration of a descriptive and comprehensive model, bearing in mind a theory of the observed phenomenon acts as an emotionally constraining factor for the anxieties we suffer in the therapeutic relationship with our patients. Consequently we also wish to contribute with this study to improving the emotional resources of personnel working in a context as anxiety-provoking as is a prison, while also pointing out the risks inherent to any theory that might be used to conceal clinical realities

  9. Trastorno por Déficit de Atención e Hiperactividad (TDAH: Prevalencia y Características Sociodemográficas en Población Reclusa

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    Full Text Available ResumenDiversos estudios coinciden en señalar que la prevalencia de enfermedades mentales en internos penitenciarios es significativamente mayor que en la población general. En este contexto, la literatura muestra que existe una importante presencia de síntomas del Trastorno por Déficit de Atención con Hiperactividad (TDAH en esta población. Sin embargo, la investigación al respecto es escasa. En este estudio se estimó la prevalencia con cribado positivo para TDAH en la población penitenciaria, y se establecieron las características sociodemográficas asociadas al trastorno. Se administraron dos escalas de evaluación del TDAH ampliamente empleadas y validadas en población adulta - ASRS y WURS. Los participantes fueron 143 presos del Establecimiento Penitenciario de Villabona (Asturias, España, con un rango de edad entre 18 y 69 años. Los resultados obtenidos indican una prevalencia aparente del TDAH en torno al 25% utilizando ambas escalas y con resultados coincidentes entre ellas. Además se encontraron diferencias significativas por sexo, por nivel de escolaridad y situación laboral, con diferentes perfiles según la presencia de los síntomas del TDAH. Estos resultados evidencian la necesidad de estudiar las consecuencias de este trastorno en la población penitenciaria, con el objeto de mejorar el manejo terapéutico en este contexto, atendiendo a sus características.

  10. Evolución de la prevalencia de infección por virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana en población reclusa al ingreso en prisión durante el período 1991-1995

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Las prisiones españolas albergan un elevado número de usuarios de drogas por vía parenteral (UDVP, y otras personas con prácticas de riesgo para la infección por virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH. El objetivo de este trabajo es conocer la evolución de la prevalencia de infección por VIH en el momento del ingreso en prisión y los factores asociados a la misma en este colectivo, lo que puede permitir una aproximación a la efectividad de las estrategias de reducción de riesgos y contribuir a mejorarlas. MÉTODOS: Todas aquellas personas que ingresaron en un centro penitenciario provincial del noroeste español entre los años 1991 y 1995. Se recogieron variables socio-demográficas, penitenciarias y factores de riesgo para VIH. Previo consentimiento, se practicó prueba de infección por VIH (ELISA y Western-blot. RESULTADOS: El 19,4% de los 1663 individuos estudiados estaban infectados por VIH. Destacaban, con significación estadística, las prevalencias en: mujeres (26,0%, el grupo de edad desde 25 a 34 años (29,1%, blancos (20,9%, solteros (22,8%, tatuados (29,9%, los que presentaban antecedentes de autolesiones (42,4%, los UDVP (46,3%, los que reconocieron compartir jeringuillas (61,5 % y aquellos con antecedentes de haber permanecido en prisión un año o más (37,3%. El análisis de regresión logística mostró como predictores de infección VIH: los UDVP, los que ingresaron en 1992, las mujeres, los grupos de edad de 25-34 y de 35-44 años, los tatuados, los que presentaban antecedentes de autolesiones y aquellos con antecedentes de estancia en prisión superior a un año. La etnia gitana presentó menor probabilidad de infección por VIH. La tendencia temporal de la infección VIH estratificada según el antecedente de estancia previa en prisión, mostró un descenso casi significativo (P=0,064. La tendencia de la infección según UDVP no mostró modificación (P=0,16. CONCLUSIONES: Se ha detectado una elevada prevalencia de infección por VIH en una prisión de una región poco afectada por SIDA. El UDVP y algunas características relacionables con este colectivo influyen enormemente en este fenómeno. La tendencia temporal de esta infección en el colectivo ha podido disminuir por la menor proporción de UDVP que ingresan en prisión, si bien en este grupo se han mantenido prevalencias muy elevadas de infección a lo largo de los cinco años de estudio. Se recomienda impulsar en prisiones programas de reducción de riesgos (programas de mantenimiento con metadona, programas piloto de intercambio de jeringuillas.

  11. Venom of the Brazilian spider Sicarius ornatus (Araneae, Sicariidae) contains active sphingomyelinase D: potential for toxicity after envenomation.

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    Lopes, Priscila Hess; Bertani, Rogério; Gonçalves-de-Andrade, Rute M; Nagahama, Roberto H; van den Berg, Carmen W; Tambourgi, Denise V

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    The spider family Sicariidae includes two genera, Sicarius and Loxosceles. Bites by Sicarius are uncommon in humans and, in Brazil, a single report is known of a 17-year old man bitten by a Sicarius species that developed a necrotic lesion similar to that caused by Loxosceles. Envenomation by Loxosceles spiders can result in dermonecrosis and severe ulceration. Sicarius and Loxosceles spider venoms share a common characteristic, i.e., the presence of Sphingomyelinases D (SMase D). We have previously shown that Loxosceles SMase D is the enzyme responsible for the main pathological effects of the venom. Recently, it was demonstrated that Sicarius species from Africa, like Loxosceles spiders from the Americas, present high venom SMase D activity. However, despite the presence of SMase D like proteins in venoms of several New World Sicarius species, they had reduced or no detectable SMase D activity. In order to contribute to a better understanding about the toxicity of New World Sicarius venoms, the aim of this study was to characterize the toxic properties of male and female venoms from the Brazilian Sicarius ornatus spider and compare these with venoms from Loxosceles species of medical importance in Brazil. SDS-PAGE analysis showed variations in the composition of Loxosceles spp. and Sicarius ornatus venoms. Differences in the electrophoretic profiles of male and female venoms were also observed, indicating a possible intraspecific variation in the composition of the venom of Sicarius spider. The major component in all tested venoms had a Mr of 32-35 kDa, which was recognized by antiserum raised against Loxosceles SMases D. Moreover, male and female Sicarius ornatus spiders' venoms were able to hydrolyze sphingomyelin, thus showing an enzymatic activity similar to that determined for Loxosceles venoms. Sicarius ornatus venoms, as well as Loxosceles venoms, were able to render erythrocytes susceptible to lysis by autologous serum and to induce a significant loss of

  12. Venom of the Brazilian spider Sicarius ornatus (Araneae, Sicariidae contains active sphingomyelinase D: potential for toxicity after envenomation.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The spider family Sicariidae includes two genera, Sicarius and Loxosceles. Bites by Sicarius are uncommon in humans and, in Brazil, a single report is known of a 17-year old man bitten by a Sicarius species that developed a necrotic lesion similar to that caused by Loxosceles. Envenomation by Loxosceles spiders can result in dermonecrosis and severe ulceration. Sicarius and Loxosceles spider venoms share a common characteristic, i.e., the presence of Sphingomyelinases D (SMase D. We have previously shown that Loxosceles SMase D is the enzyme responsible for the main pathological effects of the venom. Recently, it was demonstrated that Sicarius species from Africa, like Loxosceles spiders from the Americas, present high venom SMase D activity. However, despite the presence of SMase D like proteins in venoms of several New World Sicarius species, they had reduced or no detectable SMase D activity. In order to contribute to a better understanding about the toxicity of New World Sicarius venoms, the aim of this study was to characterize the toxic properties of male and female venoms from the Brazilian Sicarius ornatus spider and compare these with venoms from Loxosceles species of medical importance in Brazil. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: SDS-PAGE analysis showed variations in the composition of Loxosceles spp. and Sicarius ornatus venoms. Differences in the electrophoretic profiles of male and female venoms were also observed, indicating a possible intraspecific variation in the composition of the venom of Sicarius spider. The major component in all tested venoms had a Mr of 32-35 kDa, which was recognized by antiserum raised against Loxosceles SMases D. Moreover, male and female Sicarius ornatus spiders' venoms were able to hydrolyze sphingomyelin, thus showing an enzymatic activity similar to that determined for Loxosceles venoms. Sicarius ornatus venoms, as well as Loxosceles venoms, were able to render erythrocytes susceptible to

  13. 76 FR 18241 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Energy Gateway...

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    ..., 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003, Attention: Tamara Gertsch. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION... height with average spans between towers of 1,000 to 1,500 feet (4 to 5 structures per mile). Permanent... historical sites; Paleontological resources; Changes in visual quality and settings; National Scenic and...

  14. Systematics, conservation and morphology of the spider genus Tayshaneta (Araneae, Leptonetidae in Central Texas Caves

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    Full Text Available The spider genus Tayshaneta is revised based on results from a three gene phylogenetic analysis (Ledford et al. 2011 and a comprehensive morphological survey using scanning electron (SEM and compound light microscopy. The morphology and relationships within Tayshaneta are discussed and five species-groups are supported by phylogenetic analyses: the anopica group, the coeca group, the myopica group, the microps group and the sandersi group. Short branch lengths within Tayshaneta contrast sharply with the remaining North American genera and are viewed as evidence for a relatively recent radiation of species. Variation in troglomorphic morphology is discussed and compared to patterns found in other Texas cave invertebrates. Several species previously known as single cave endemics have wider ranges than expected, suggesting that some caves are not isolated habitats but instead form part of interconnected karst networks. Distribution maps are compared with karst faunal regions (KFR’s in Central Texas and the implications for the conservation and recovery of Tayshaneta species are discussed. Ten new species are described: T. archambaulti sp. n., T. emeraldae sp. n., T. fawcetti sp. n., T. grubbsi sp. n., T. madla sp. n., T. oconnorae sp. n., T. sandersi sp. n., T. sprousei sp. n., T. vidrio sp. n. and T. whitei sp. n. The males for three species, T. anopica (Gertsch, 1974, T. devia (Gertsch, 1974 and T. microps (Gertsch, 1974 are described for the first time. Tayshaneta furtiva (Gertsch, 1974 and T. uvaldea (Gertsch, 1974 are declared nomina dubia as the female holotypes are not diagnosable and efforts to locate specimens at the type localities were unsuccessful. All Tayshaneta species are thoroughly illustrated, diagnosed and keyed. Distribution maps are also provided highlighting areas of taxonomic ambiguity in need of additional sampling.

  15. Physiotherapeutic attendance after repairing surgeries of lesions by brown spider: a case report - doi:10.5020/18061230.2007.p133

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    Full Text Available The loxoscelism is the most serious form of arachnidism in Brazil. The genus Loxosceles comprises more than 100 species of spiders in African and American continents. In Brazil, they are known as brown spiders. Nevertheless the great incidence of occurrence, few are the reports about repairing procedures, specially related to Physiotherapy after surgeries due to dermonecrosis. The aim of this case report was to register the Physiotherapeutic attendance of a female patient, 29 years old, victim of loxoscelism and who underwent debridement and skin transplantation for repairing right forearm lesions while she was interned at a hospital. Afterwards, data were confronted with the literature about loxoscelism, burns and Physiotherapy after skin transplantation. It is concluded that the patients with lesions caused by loxoscelism, who need repairing surgeries, may benefit a lot from Physiotherapeutic attendance while still at hospital. Although, factors such as: the lesion’s location, the cicatrization period, the number and complexity of surgeries, may be decisive for this indication.

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    Naval Health Research Center Syndrome of Acute Anxiety Among Marines After Recent Arrival at High Altitude Michael K. Sracic Darren Thomas...Allen Pate Jacob Norris Marc Norman, Jeffrey H. Gertsch Report No. 13-29 The views expressed in this article are those of the authors...MEDICINE, 179, 5:559, 2014 Syndrome of Acute Anxiety Among Marines After Recent Arrival at High Altitude LT Michael K. Sracic, MC USN*; LT Darren Thomas

  17. High Altitude Headache and Acute Mountain Sickness at Moderate Elevations in a Military Population During Battalion-Level Training Exercises

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    activities falling between 2,400 and 3,300m. Ascent and descent profiles were variable according to the unit to which a given Marine was attached. Because all...for full duty status. Participants had ready access to water and medical care and available interventions against AMS included descent , oxygen, and...Acetazolamide Dosage Comparison for Efficacy (PACE) trial. High Alt Med Biol 2006; 7(1): 17-27. 14. Basnyat B, Gertsch JH, Johnson EW, Castro-Marin F

  18. Recent advances in the understanding of brown spider venoms: From the biology of spiders to the molecular mechanisms of toxins.

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    Gremski, Luiza Helena; Trevisan-Silva, Dilza; Ferrer, Valéria Pereira; Matsubara, Fernando Hitomi; Meissner, Gabriel Otto; Wille, Ana Carolina Martins; Vuitika, Larissa; Dias-Lopes, Camila; Ullah, Anwar; de Moraes, Fábio Rogério; Chávez-Olórtegui, Carlos; Barbaro, Katia Cristina; Murakami, Mario Tyago; Arni, Raghuvir Krishnaswamy; Senff-Ribeiro, Andrea; Chaim, Olga Meiri; Veiga, Silvio Sanches

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    The Loxosceles genus spiders (the brown spiders) are encountered in all the continents, and the clinical manifestations following spider bites include skin necrosis with gravitational lesion spreading and occasional systemic manifestations, such as intravascular hemolysis, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure. Brown spider venoms are complex mixtures of toxins especially enriched in three molecular families: the phospholipases D, astacin-like metalloproteases and Inhibitor Cystine Knot (ICK) peptides. Other toxins with low level of expression also present in the venom include the serine proteases, serine protease inhibitors, hyaluronidases, allergen factors and translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP). The mechanisms by which the Loxosceles venoms act and exert their noxious effects are not fully understood. Except for the brown spider venom phospholipase D, which causes dermonecrosis, hemolysis, thrombocytopenia and renal failure, the pathological activities of the other venom toxins remain unclear. The objective of the present review is to provide insights into the brown spider venoms and loxoscelism based on recent results. These insights include the biology of brown spiders, the clinical features of loxoscelism and the diagnosis and therapy of brown spider bites. Regarding the brown spider venom, this review includes a description of the novel toxins revealed by molecular biology and proteomics techniques, the data regarding three-dimensional toxin structures, and the mechanism of action of these molecules. Finally, the biotechnological applications of the venom components, especially for those toxins reported as recombinant molecules, and the challenges for future study are discussed. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Sphingomyelinase D activity in model membranes: structural effects of in situ generation of ceramide-1-phosphate

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    Stock, Roberto; Brewer, Jonathan R.; Wagner, Kerstin

    2012-01-01

    The toxicity of Loxosceles spider venom has been attributed to a rare enzyme, sphingomyelinase D, which transforms sphingomyelin to ceramide-1-phosphate. The bases of its inflammatory and dermonecrotic activity, however, remain unclear. In this work the effects of ceramide-1-phosphate on model...... membranes were studied both by in situ generation of this lipid using a recombinant sphingomyelinase D from the spider Loxosceles laeta and by pre-mixing it with sphingomyelin and cholesterol. The systems of choice were large unilamellar vesicles for bulk studies (enzyme kinetics, fluorescence spectroscopy...... and dynamic light scattering) and giant unilamellar vesicles for fluorescence microscopy examination using a variety of fluorescent probes. The influence of membrane lateral structure on the kinetics of enzyme activity and the consequences of enzyme activity on the structure of target membranes containing...

  20. Mulheres ciganas, criminalidade e adaptação ao meio prisional

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    Através de um estudo com reclusas ciganas no Estabelecimento Prisional de Tires, a cumprir pena efetiva, analisou-se o tipo de criminalidade praticada e procurou-se conhecer como se processa a adaptação ao meio prisional. Recorreu-se a uma metodologia qualitativa e quantitativa, com análise de conteúdo de acórdãos judiciais e dos processos, das estatísticas no Sistema de Informação Prisional, dos registos do Estabelecimento Prisional e algumas entrevistas. Os resultados gerais apontam para a ...

  1. Mulheres ciganas, criminalidade e adaptação ao meio prisional

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    Segurado, Nuno

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    Dissertação de Mestrado em Relações Interculturais apresentada à Universidade Aberta Este trabalho tem por base o estudo das reclusas ciganas no Estabelecimento Prisional de Tires, a cumprir pena efetiva com trânsito em julgado, com o objetivo de perceber o tipo de criminalidade associado à mulher cigana e o processo de adaptação ao meio prisional. Nesse sentido, foi realizada uma abordagem sobre o desenvolvimento do sistema penal e do sistema prisional português enquanto in...

  2. Modelo Concesionado de Prisiones Federales en México

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    Gutiérrez Rosales, Francisco

    2016-01-01

    El presente proyecto de investigación aplicada se elaboró con la finalidad de comparar el modelo concesionado de prisiones federales en México con el modelo público de prisiones. El objetivo general fue analizar el modelo concesionado de prisiones federales, en términos de reinserción social, capacidad y población reclusa, para emitir recomendaciones de Política Pública. La finalidad de los objetivos específicos; conocer la situación actual del sistema penitenciario mexicano e identificar...

  3. Assumir o papel do Pai!: intervenção psicoterapêutica na adolescência

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    Melo, Olga; Mota, Catarina Pinheiro; Silva, Susana Dias

    2014-01-01

    O presente estudo de caso aborda a vivência de um adolescente de 15 anos de idade, destacando a angústia e a ansiedade de separação face à figura paterna, recentemente reclusa por motivo de parricídio. O processo deu início com uma atitude defensiva, relutante e desconfiada por parte do paciente, verificando-se um sofrimento significativo na gestão interna das vivências passadas e um sentimento de estigmatização interna e externa. A avaliação realizada traduz um jovem adolescente resiliente e...

  4. La actividad físico-deportiva, sus beneficios en centros penitenciarios. Una aplicación en el centro penitenciario de Burgos.

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    Martínez Antón, Miguel; Fernández Ciruelos, Álvaro

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    En el presente artículo se consideran, a la luz de algunos estudios realizados, los beneficios físicos, psicológicos y sociales que puede generar la práctica físico-deportiva en la población reclusa, además de su posible influencia en los procesos de reeducación y reinserción social. Sirven de referencia la Ley General Penitenciaria (1979) y el Reglamento Penitenciario (1996). Se hace una aplicación al Centro Penitenciario de Burgos (España), mostrando la programación llevada a...

  5. Condicionantes sociodemográficos e sexuais do conhecimento, atitude e prática de presidiárias quanto ao uso de preservativos

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    Ana Izabel Oliveira Nicolau

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio objetivó evaluar los conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas de mujeres reclusas sobre el uso de preservativos masculinos y femeninos como medida de prevención contra las ITS/VIH y sus relaciones con variables sociodemográficas e sexuales. Investigación cuantitativa, evaluativa de tipo Pesquisa Conocimientos, Actitudes y Prácticas que envolvió 155 reclusas. La recolección de datos se realizó de enero a marzo de 2010 en la cárcel de mujeres en el Estado del Ceará, Brasil. 35 mujeres (22,6% tenían conocimiento adecuado sobre los condones masculinos y 11 (7,1% sobre el femenino. Las actitudes fueron menos favorables durante el sexo oral. La práctica adecuada presentó poca aparición, en particular del condón femenino. La actitud se asoció con la edad y la edad de la primera relación sexual. La práctica adecuada se asoció con historia de prostitución. Por lo tanto, las estrategias para promover la salud sexual en la prisión debe abarcar la complejidad de los aspectos envueltos en el uso de condones.

  6. Taxonomia de Bakeriella (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae da Bolívia Taxonomy of Bakeriella (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae from Bolivia

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    Celso O. Azevedo

    Full Text Available A fauna de Bakeriella da Bolívia é analisada taxonomicamente. Bakeriella bulbosa Azevedo & Moreira sp. nov., B. labans Azevedo & Moreira sp. nov., B. vicina Azevedo & Moreira sp. nov., B. absens Kawada & Azevedo sp. nov. e B. nuda Kawada & Azevedo sp. nov. são descritas e ilustradas. Novos registros geográficos e dados de variações de B. montivaga (Kieffer, 1910, B. reclusa (Evans, 1969, B. incompleta Azevedo, 1994, B. inca Evans, 1964, B. polita Evans, 1964, B. flavicornis Kieffer, 1910 e B. lata Kawada & Azevedo, 2003 são fornecidos.The Bakeriella fauna from Bolivia is taxonomically analyzed. Bakeriella bulbosa Azevedo & Moreira sp. nov., B. labans Azevedo & Moreira sp. nov., B. vicina Azevedo & Moreira sp. nov., B. absens Kawada & Azevedo sp. nov. and B. nuda Kawada & Azevedo sp. nov. are described and illustrated. New geographic records and variation data of B. montivaga (Kieffer, 1910, B. reclusa (Evans, 1969, B. incompleta Azevedo, 1994, B. inca Evans, 1964, B. polita Evans, 1964, B. flavicornis Kieffer, 1910 and B. lata Kawada & Azevedo, 2003 are provided.

  7. Ontogenetic development and reproduction of Zorocrates guerrerensis (Araneae: Zoropsidae

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    Dolejš, Petr

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available Zorocrates guerrerensis Gertsch & Davis, 1940 is a Mexican cribellate spider with almost no information about its biology. As the species could potentially be of medical interest, it was decided to study basic aspects of its life history under laboratory conditions. The life cycle lasts a year, with spiders undergoing up to 12 instars to reach maturity. The courtship behaviour includes tactile communication. Copulation consists of two palpal insertions, each with a single haematodochal expansion. Both males and females can mate more than once; components of the first and second copulation do not differ. On average, the total copulation duration lasts for more than five minutes. Some details of the copulation process are discussed and compared with those of other lycosoids.

  8. Sphingomyelinase D activity in model membranes: structural effects of in situ generation of ceramide-1-phosphate.

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    Roberto P Stock

    Full Text Available The toxicity of Loxosceles spider venom has been attributed to a rare enzyme, sphingomyelinase D, which transforms sphingomyelin to ceramide-1-phosphate. The bases of its inflammatory and dermonecrotic activity, however, remain unclear. In this work the effects of ceramide-1-phosphate on model membranes were studied both by in situ generation of this lipid using a recombinant sphingomyelinase D from the spider Loxosceles laeta and by pre-mixing it with sphingomyelin and cholesterol. The systems of choice were large unilamellar vesicles for bulk studies (enzyme kinetics, fluorescence spectroscopy and dynamic light scattering and giant unilamellar vesicles for fluorescence microscopy examination using a variety of fluorescent probes. The influence of membrane lateral structure on the kinetics of enzyme activity and the consequences of enzyme activity on the structure of target membranes containing sphingomyelin were examined. The findings indicate that: 1 ceramide-1-phosphate (particularly lauroyl ceramide-1-phosphate can be incorporated into sphingomyelin bilayers in a concentration-dependent manner and generates coexistence of liquid disordered/solid ordered domains, 2 the activity of sphingomyelinase D is clearly influenced by the supramolecular organization of its substrate in membranes and, 3 in situ ceramide-1-phosphate generation by enzymatic activity profoundly alters the lateral structure and morphology of the target membranes.

  9. Retos del tratamiento penitenciario en Colombia: enfoque y acción diferencial de género desde la perspectiva internacional

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    Francisco José del Pozo Serrano

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    Full Text Available El estudio analiza, desde el enfoque de género, los principales aspectos socio-jurídicos relativos a las mujeres y madres reclusas en Colombia (e infancia, a partir de los marcos internacionales de derechos humanos y de derecho penitenciario. La metodología utilizada es descriptiva e interpretativa, a través del análisis documental de las leyes penitenciarias -y específicamente la reciente ley colombiana 1709 de 2014-, así como de los informes especializados sobre las necesidades relevantes de las mujeres reclusas. Los resultados exponen los avances que la Ley 1709 presenta, analizando su insuficiencia para mejorar la igualdad en el ámbito penitenciario colombiano en relación con la salud, la educación, el ámbito socio-laboral, y en especial materno-filial y familiar de las mujeres. Para finalizar, se aborda el modelo penitenciario español como referente internacional avanzado en materia de género, a partir del plan penitenciario de igualdad y algunas formas alternativas de cumplimiento para mujeres (las unidades dependientes de madres o las unidades externas. Conclusiones: la nueva ley avanza en su tratamiento hacia las mujeres, pero no asume una política integral de género que dé respuestas especializadas desde enfoques diferenciales y alternativos, especialmente para las madres y sus infantes. En este sentido, el modelo español podría ser referencia, con sus necesarias contextualizaciones específicas, para el reto colombiano.

  10. Brown spider dermonecrotic toxin directly induces nephrotoxicity

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    Chaim, Olga Meiri; Sade, Youssef Bacila; Bertoni da Silveira, Rafael; Toma, Leny; Kalapothakis, Evanguedes; Chavez-Olortegui, Carlos; Mangili, Oldemir Carlos; Gremski, Waldemiro; Dietrich, Carl Peter von; Nader, Helena B.; Sanches Veiga, Silvio

    2006-01-01

    Brown spider (Loxosceles genus) venom can induce dermonecrotic lesions at the bite site and systemic manifestations including fever, vomiting, convulsions, disseminated intravascular coagulation, hemolytic anemia and acute renal failure. The venom is composed of a mixture of proteins with several molecules biochemically and biologically well characterized. The mechanism by which the venom induces renal damage is unknown. By using mice exposed to Loxosceles intermedia recombinant dermonecrotic toxin (LiRecDT), we showed direct induction of renal injuries. Microscopic analysis of renal biopsies from dermonecrotic toxin-treated mice showed histological alterations including glomerular edema and tubular necrosis. Hyalinization of tubules with deposition of proteinaceous material in the tubule lumen, tubule epithelial cell vacuoles, tubular edema and epithelial cell lysis was also observed. Leukocytic infiltration was neither observed in the glomerulus nor the tubules. Renal vessels showed no sign of inflammatory response. Additionally, biochemical analyses showed such toxin-induced changes in renal function as urine alkalinization, hematuria and azotemia with elevation of blood urea nitrogen levels. Immunofluorescence with dermonecrotic toxin antibodies and confocal microscopy analysis showed deposition and direct binding of this toxin to renal intrinsic structures. By immunoblotting with a hyperimmune dermonecrotic toxin antiserum on renal lysates from toxin-treated mice, we detected a positive signal at the region of 33-35 kDa, which strengthens the idea that renal failure is directly induced by dermonecrotic toxin. Immunofluorescence reaction with dermonecrotic toxin antibodies revealed deposition and binding of this toxin directly in MDCK epithelial cells in culture. Similarly, dermonecrotic toxin treatment caused morphological alterations of MDCK cells including cytoplasmic vacuoles, blebs, evoked impaired spreading and detached cells from each other and from

  11. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U02054-1 [Dicty_cDB

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  12. Mujeres extranjeras en prisiones españolas. El caso andaluz

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    Castillo Algarra, Joaquina

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available The Spanish penal system has undergone deep changes since the 1980’s. Important aspects of this process have been both the notable increase in the female prison population —Spain now has the highest number of female prisoners in Europe— and the presence of foreigners, highlighting the progressive increase in women immigrants from a variety of countries. This paper shows the sociological profile of imprisoned women for Spain in general, and Andalusia in particular; establishes their criminal profile, and analyses prison life from a perspective which recognises the specificity of gender and nationality. We have centred our field work on the prisons of Huelva, Algeciras (Cádiz and Alhaurín de la Torre (Málaga. We carried out in-depth interviews with professionals and foreign female inmates. With this in mind, we highlight the relevance of the field work carried out, held inside the prisons, in women’s units.

    El sistema penal español viene experimentando profundos cambios desde los años ochenta. Importantes aspectos de este proceso han sido, por un lado, el notable incremento de la población reclusa femenina —España tiene el mayor número de mujeres reclusas de Europa— y por otro, la presencia de extranjeros en las prisiones españolas, siendo significativo el progresivo aumento de mujeres extranjeras de distintas nacionalidades. Este artículo muestra el perfil sociológico de las mujeres presas en España y, específicamente, en Andalucía; establece su perfil delictivo y analiza la vida en prisión desde las perspectivas de género y extranjería. El trabajo de campo se ha centrado en las prisiones andaluzas de Huelva, Algeciras (Cádiz y Alhaurín de la Torre (Málaga, empleando la entrevista en profundidad como técnica de investigación principal, que se ha realizado en el interior de los módulos de mujeres.

  13. El sentido del trabajo en mujeres privadas de libertad en Chile

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    Ana Cárdenas

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo vincula género, trabajo y cárcel para problematizar variadas formas de integración a la sociedad y al mercado laboral. Se analiza el caso de mujeres recluidas por micro-tráfico en el sistema penitenciario chileno. El estudio se basa en 30 entrevistas semi-estructuradas realizadas a reclusas del CPF Santiago durante el año 2013, explorando la trayectoria laboral y la definición de trabajo de mujeres privadas de libertad. Esta investigación visibiliza la situación de mujeres marginadas en múltiples dimensiones y muestra cómo las actividades ilegales y la posición social de estas mujeres cuestionan y reproducen el orden social. Se ilustra así la estandarización del trabajo moderno y modos atípicos de participación laboral, problematizando formas emergentes de integración en el capitalismo flexible.

  14. La inserción laboral de ex reclusos. Una aproximación cualitativa

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    Fernando Esteban

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los debates recurrentes en criminología pivota en la efectividad de las diversas medidas adoptadas desde el sistema penitenciario para la reinserción de la población reclusa. En este artículo abordamos específi camente el análisis de hasta qué punto la formación ocupacional y los programas de trabajo en los centros penitenciarios contribuyen a la reinserción social y laboral de los internos y ex internos. El punto de partida es una investigación llevada a cabo en Cataluña mediante entrevistas semiestructuradas a expertos y a reclusos y ex reclusos. Los principales resultados que se resaltan son: a la formación ocupacional y el trabajo en los talleres contribuyen moderadamente a la reinserción de los reclusos, según su motivación personal y recursos sociales; b no obstante, su función más determinante recae en sus aspectos terapéuticos y educativos en la propia prisión, que ayuda a mantener el orden e, indirectamente, a la resocialización de los reclusos.

  15. Lucha tras las rejas franquistas. La prisión central de mujeres de Segovia

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    Santiago VEGA SOMBRÍA

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Edificio de tipo panóptico inaugurado en 1924 como Reformatorio de Mujeres, posteriormente sería Hospital Asilo Penitenciario para ancianos y enfermos de tuberculosis. Con la guerra civil se vio abarrotado de presos políticos, que ya no abandonarían el edificio durante toda la dictadura. En 1946 se transformó en Prisión Central de Mujeres y, durante sus diez años de existencia, albergó al mayor contingente de luchadoras antifranquistas españolas, que convirtieron esta prisión en un centro de formación política y cultural clandestino. El papel que representó la cárcel de Burgos para los presos políticos lo constituyó Segovia para las políticas. Su impulso organizativo desarrolló y mantuvo redes de solidaridad que llevaron a declarar una huelga de hambre en enero de 1949. Aunque fueron castigadas severamente, con este pulso ante las autoridades represivas, las presas defendieron su dignidad y su identidad como reclusas políticas. Desde finales de los sesenta, el edificio encerró de nuevo a militantes antifranquistas de organizaciones políticas y sindicales.

  16. El sistema penitenciario y carcelario en Colombia: El concepto de alta seguridad en la justicia especializada

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    María Stella Baracaldo Méndez

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Colombia heredó de las guerras civiles del siglo XIX una cultura de conflicto político, que tras un descanso, reapareció en la década de los cuarenta con la confrontación de los partidos tradicionales (liberal y conservador y desde los años cincuenta con la aparición gradual de grupos de guerrilla, autodefensas, narcotraficantes, delincuencia común y organizada, entre otros, dando paso a un nuevo y complejo conflicto. Desde 1978 ha predominado la medida del Estado de Conmoción Interior para manejar la seguridad interna sin el reconocimiento del conflicto armado. La reforma constitucional de 1991 introdujo un nuevo sistema de justicia que, por mes, genera un promedio de 1500 reclusos, cantidad que actualmente desbordan la capacidad de las cárceles, administradas bajo el sistema progresivo de mínima, media y alta seguridad. Hoy, con la declaración del conflicto por el presidente Santos y una justicia transicional para el proceso de paz, está en curso la reforma del Código Penitenciario y Carcelario y fue decretada la emergencia carcelaria ante un nivel de hacinamiento del 52% y graves violaciones de derechos humanos de la población reclusa.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5377/rpsp.v3i1.1330

  17. The symphytognathoid spiders of the Gaoligongshan, Yunnan, China (Araneae: Araneoidea: Systematics and diversity of micro-orbweavers

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    Jeremy Miller

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    Full Text Available A ten-year inventory of the Gaoligongshan in western Yunnan Province, China, yielded more than 1000 adult spider specimens belonging to the symphytognathoid families Theridiosomatidae, Mysmenidae, Anapidae, and Symphytognathidae. These specimens belong to 36 species, all newly described here. In the Theridiosomatidae: Epeirotypus dalong n. sp., Ogulnius barbandrewsi n. sp., Baalzebub nemesis n. sp., Theridiosoma diwang n. sp., Theridiosoma shuangbi n. sp., Zoma dibaiyin n. sp., Wendilgarda muji n. sp., Coddingtonia euryopoides n. gen., n. sp.; in the Mysmenidae: Mysmena changouzi n. sp., Mysmena jinlong n. sp., Mysmena bizi n. sp., Mysmena goudao n. sp., Mysmena haban n. sp., Mysmena shibali n. sp., Simaoa yaojia n. gen., n. sp., Simaoa kavanaugh n. sp., Simaoa maku n. sp., Simaoa bianjing n. sp., Gaoligonga changya n. gen., n. sp., Gaoligonga zhusun n. sp., Mosu nujiang n. gen., n. sp., Mosu huogou n. sp., Chanea suukyii n. gen., n. sp., Maymena paquini n. sp., Maymena kehen n. sp.; in the Anapidae: Gaiziapis zhizhuba n. gen., n. sp.; in the Symphytognathidae: Patu jidanweishi n. sp., Patu qiqi n. sp., Patu xiaoxiao n. sp., Crassignatha pianma n. sp., Crassignatha yinzhi n. sp., Crassignatha quanqu n. sp., Crassignatha yamu n. sp., Crassignatha ertou n. sp., Crassignatha gudu n. sp., Crassignatha longtou n. sp. The first species of Zoma Saaristo, 1996 (previously monotypic, known from the Seychelles and Maymena Gertsch, 1960 (previously known from the Americas are reported from China. The genus Crassignatha Wunderlich, 1995 (previously known from a single male from Malaysia is represented by seven new Chinese species and is transferred to Symphytognathidae. The first Epeirotypus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1894 species from beyond the Neotropics is described, although the presence of the genus in Asia was previously noted. Notes on morphological characters exhibited by this fauna and implications for the limits and diagnosis of some symphytognathoid

  18. Taxonomia da subfamília Corinninae (Araneae, Corinnidae nas regiões neotropical e neártica Taxonomy of the subfamily Corinninae (Araneae, Corinnidae in neotropical and neartic regions

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    Alexandre Bragio Bonaldo

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    Full Text Available The subfamily Corinninae is characterized and diagnosed. Two synapomorphies are hypothesized for the subfamily, both regarding the male palpal reservoir, which is primarily coiled and presents a sclerotized distal sector. Seventeen genera are recognized, six of which are new: Abapeba (type species Corinna lacertosa Simon, Erendira (type species Corinna pallidoguttata Simon, Septentrinna (type species Corinna bicalcarata Simon, Simonestus (type species Diestus validus Simon, Tapixaua (type species T. callida sp. nov. and Tupirinna (type species T. rosae sp. nov.. The genera Creugas Thorell, Falconina Brignoli and Paradiestus Mello-Leitão are revalidated. Diestus Simon and Lausus Simon are newly synonymized with Corinna C. L. Koch. Chemmis Simon is included in the synonymy of Megalostrata Karsch. Hypsinotus L. Koch is removed from the synonymy of Corinna and included in the synonymy of Creugas. Thirteen new species are described: Septentrinna yucatan and S. potosi from Mexico; Tupirinna rosae from Venezuela and Brazil; Tapixaua callida from Brazil and Peru; Abapeba hoeferi, A. rioclaro, A. taruma, Corinna ducke, C. colombo, C. mourai, C. recurva and Parachemmis manauara from Brazil; Creugas lisei from Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Twenty seven species are redescribed. Fifty eight new combinations are presented: from Chemmis, Septentrinna steckleri (Gertsch; from Corinna, Abapeba abalosi (Mello-Leitão, A. cleonei (Petrunkevitch, A. echinus (Simon, A. grassima (Chickering, A. guanicae (Petrunkevitch, A. lacertosa (Simon, A. luctuosa (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, A. lugubris (Schenkel, A. pennata (Caporiacco, A. kochi (Petrunkevitch, A. saga (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, A. wheeleri (Petrunkevitch, Creugas annamae (Gertsch & Davis, C. apophysarius (Caporiacco, C. bajulus (Gertsch, C. bellator (L. Koch, C. bicuspis (F.O. Pickard-Cambridge, C. epicureanus (Chamberlin, C. falculus (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, C. mucronatus (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, C. navus (F

  19. Espaços heterotópicos, imagens sobrepostas: encontros entre arte, loucura e memória

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    Tania Mara Galli Fonseca

    Full Text Available O tema deste trabalho consiste no processo de catalogação das obras produzidas na oficina de Criatividade Nise da Silveira, freqüentada por internos do hospital Psiquiátrico São Pedro, situada em Porto alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. Durante os 17 anos de sua existência, essa oficina foi se instaurando como um lugar contra o esquecimento, onde temporalidades singulares puderam resistir, fazendo-se obra ao tempo sem duração que insiste em se instituir na cidade globalizada. o trabalho de catalogação vem se desenvolvendo como produção coletiva (extensionista que reúne a equipe do hospital e estudantes de diversas áreas, como artes, Psicologia e história (universidades pública e privada do RS. Foi identificada a existência de no mínimo quatro coleções significativas do ponto de vista do que se denomina Arte Reclusa ou Arte Bruta. Tais produções, que constituem um inestimável patrimônio imaterial, carecem, entretanto, de preservação e catalogação pertinentes para que venham a se constituir em reserva técnica para a pesquisa em diversos domínios, como os da saúde, educação e artes. a organização desse acervo, assim, acontece como inseparável de uma ética que vem buscar na obra o testemunho de subjetividades, tendo como matéria a afirmação da diferença em sua positividade.

  20. Distorsiones cognitivas: diferencias entre abusadores sexuales, delincuentes violentos y un grupo control

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    José Ignacio Ruiz Pérez

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available A través de una investigación transeccional de tipo descriptivo- comparativo, se propuso como objetivo realizar la exploración, descripción y comparación de la variable distorsiones cognitivas en tres grupos diferentes: hombres condenados por delitos sexuales a menores de edad, delincuentes violentos no sexuales y personas sin historia de privación de la libertad en establecimientos carcelarios. Para la evaluación de la variable de estudio se tradujo y adaptó al español la Cognitive Scale, y posteriormente se aplicó a 149 personas del género masculino, en edades entre los 18 y 57 años. Los principales resultados obtenidos ponen de manifiesto que aun cuando no existen diferencias significativas a nivel general en la variable, el grupo de agresores sexuales presentó distorsiones asociadas a la justificación y minimización del hecho delictivo. Y considerándose un resultado sorprendente, el grupo de comparación mostró mayor presencia de distorsiones cognitivas que los conjuntos de personas reclusas. Finalmente, se sugiere recurrir a otros métodos de evaluación que permitan, por medio del relato hablado, la identificación de distorsiones cognitivas en población penitenciaria, las cuales podrían solaparse en técnicas de medición convencionales que son contestadas en términos de aquiescencia.

  1. The Franco regime: prisons and prisoners | Franquismo: prisiones y prisioneros

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    Julián Chaves Palacios

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The prison policy implemented by the Franco regime brought about a major reverse vis-à-vis the important humanitarian advances that the Second Republic had managed to achieve through its programme of prison legislation. From the very beginning, the Nationalist side passed coercive legislation, which would apply not only during the war period, but would remain in place for decades to come. Republican prisoners were subjected to acts of humiliation in unhealthy and overcrowded jails, where they fought to survive in precarious circumstances, particularly during the war years and the post-war period which are the focus of this article. Such was the fate of the prison population of Extremadura, who would first be locked away in overcrowded provincial prisons and municipal cells, later in improvised concentration camps, and finally, in the post-war period, in penal colonies. | La política carcelaria franquista significó un notable retroceso al importante avance humanitario que logró impulsar la Segunda República en cuanto a legislación penitenciaria. Desde un principio, el bando sublevado aprobó una legislación coercitiva cuya aplicación, lejos de circunscribirse al período bélico, se extendió a décadas posteriores. Los prisioneros republicanos fueron víctimas de vejaciones en cárceles insalubres y hacinadas de reclusos donde trataron de sobrevivir, especialmente en los años de guerra y posguerra a que está referido este artículo, en una situación muy precaria. La población reclusa extremeña sufrió esas consecuencias, primero en las saturadas prisiones provinciales y depósitos municipales, después en los improvisados campos de concentración y con posterioridad, ya en plena posguerra, con las Colonias Penitenciarias.

  2. Población y contextos sociales vulnerables: la prisión y el género al descubierto

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    Fanny T. AÑAÑOS-BEDRIÑANA

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se estudia y analiza la realidad de la población penitenciaria a nivel internacio - nal, Europa y América, especialmente en el contexto español. Se presentan los resultados de una investigación nacional española realizada a 538 mujeres reclusas (15 por ciento de la población penitenciaria femenina con el propósito de conocer sus características sociodemográficas, las distintas situaciones vulnerables y factores de riesgo, marginación, exclusión social y pobreza que rodean a las personas antes de entrar en prisión y su relación con la comisión del delito. Los resultados visibilizan la enorme dimensión poblacional penitenciaria en la esfera internacional, tanto global como en relación con las mujeres; así como los rasgos personales y condiciones socio-contextuales que denotan los efectos e influencias directas e indirectas de los distintos tipos de exclusiones y vivencias, en el que los problemas, las carencias y necesidades pueden influir en la comisión de delitos. Hechos y consecuencias que en el caso de las mujeres tiene mayores y graves repercusiones. Estos datos evidencian la ineficacia del sistema penitenciario como medio disuasorio y preventivo de delitos, asimismo lleva a cuestionarnos los parámetros de las alternativas sociales (políticas, económicas y culturales y educativas en acción orientadas a la rehabilitación y reinserción de este colectivo.

  3. Composição da fauna cavernícola brasileira, com uma análise preliminar da distribuição dos taxons

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    Eleonora Trajano

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available New data on Brazilian cave fauna are added to previous surveys and the relative abundance and distribution of the cavernicolous taxa is discussed. Terrestrial representatives of several arthropod families and genera are common in both tropical and subtropical Brazilian caves: Endecous and Eidmanacris crickets, Reduviidae heteropterans, Carabidae, Catopinae and Ptilodactylidae beetles, dipterans such as the Chironomidae, Keroplatidae, Phoridae and Drosophilidae, Hydropsychidae trichopterans, Pseudonnanolenidae and Chelodesnidae millipedes, Plato, Ctenus, Loxosceles and Blechroscelis spiders, Pachylinae opilionids, Chernetidae pseudoscorpions and acarians such as the Macrochelidae and Uropodidae. Other taxa are mainly or exclusively tropical Blattelidae, Blattidae and BlaberidaE cockroaches, Histeridae beetles, Noctuoidea moths, social insects as termites and ants, Styloniscidae isopods, Migalomorpha spiders, Amblypigi On the other hand, Psauridae spiders, Goniosoma and Tricommatinae opilionids, Elmidae beetles, and Philosciidae isopods seems to be mainly subtropical. Brazilian aquatic cave fauna seems to be less diversified than the terrestrial one. Siluriform fishes such as pimelodids, trichomycterids and loricariids predominate throughout the country, besides decapod (Macrobrachium shrimps, Potamidae crabs, Aegla anomurans, the latter exclusive of subtropical caves and amphipod (Spelaeogammarus, in tropical caves, and Hyalella crustaceans. Insect larvae (e.g. Elmidae coleopterans, Nematocera dipterans, trichopterans and adults (e.g. Veliidae and Naucoridae heteropterans, Dytiscidae coleopterans, oligochaetes and gastropods such as the Hydrobiidae, are also relatively common. Blechroscelis spiders, Goniosoma opilionids, Zelurus heteropterans, Eidmanacris crickets, Keroplatidae dipterans and Macrobrachium shrimps, among others, live next to the entrance zone in the majority of the caves. But, these animals become troglofiles under certain

  4. Coagulopathy after spider bites in a six-year-old boy

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    Ansari SH.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Spider bites are common in most parts of the world. In some areas, where snake or scorpion bites are common, spider bites may not be considered a significant problem by the general public and those who have been bitten by spiders may not go to a hospital. However, significant problems are observed in the victims of certain species of spiders including: widow spider (of the genus Latrodectus, including the black widow and brown spiders (of the genus Loxosceles, such as the brown recluse. Case: We report a six-year-old boy, admitted to the hospital two weeks after suffering a spider bite. The patient presented with a severe nose bleed, ecchymosis and purpura, as well as anemia, indicating a clotting disorder. Laboratory results revealed abnormal values for prothrombin time (PT >50 sec, partial thromboplastin time (PTT >120 min and fibrinogen = 0 mg/dl, whereas factor VIII was normal according to a mixing study, with a normal platelet count of 350,000/µl. The patient was managed with fresh frozen plasma every 12 h, and was discharged one week after hospital admission. At present, the patient is well with more normal laboratory results one month after treatment: PT=13.4 sec, PTT= 34 sec, fibrinogen=105 mg/dl.         Conclusions: Although spider bites are uncommon in Iran, severe systemic reactions may occur in the pediatric population requiring admission to the pediatric intensive care unit. These systemic reactions may include hemolytic anemia coagulopathy and renal failure.

  5. Aproximación a los contextos en prision. Una perspectiva socioeducativa

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    Fanny T. Añaños-Bedriñana

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Los establecimientos penitenciarios de cumplimiento de pena no sólo son entidades arquitectónicas, administrativas y funcionales del sistema penitenciario, sino que son contextos ecosistémicos, de socialización y de educación-reeducación de gran importancia, especialmentepara laspersonas internadas. En este trabajo se hace una aproximación a la realidad penitenciaria española, desde una perspectiva socioeducativa de género y, prestando especial atencióna la configuracióndel sistema,conelpropósitode conocer su forma de funcionamiento, organización y clasificación, así como analizar los distintos tiposde centros según los regímenes de vida establecidos, la concepciónde los tiempos y los impactosde la vida en prisión, en el marco de una investigación nacional llevada a cabo con mujeres reclusas (Ref. EDU2009-13408. Los métodos de investigación han sido tanto cuantitativos como cualitativos en unamuestra de 538 cuestionarios válidos y 61 entrevistas semiestructuradas, observando que los espacios se constituyen como entes vivos que pueden influir en la vida en prisión de manera positiva al favorecer un contexto, un tiempo y una oportunidad socioeducativa, o pueden ser utilizados comomecanismos de segregación, de control de losmovimientos, de poder y para implementar la “separación interior”. Los tiempos de condena, junto con el espacio, inciden en la vivencia y las actitudes que determinan cómo enfrentarse a su realidad y la preparación para su reinserción; así éstos han de ser tenidos en cuenta para la implementación de programas desde lasmúltiples realidades de las/os protagonistas, basados en la evidencia, demodo que sean eficaces, integrales, que prevengan la reincidencia, etc. Además, se dejan abiertas líneas de intervención y problemáticas no resueltas que se erigen como retos o cuestiones pendientes para la administración, la sociedad, los/las reclusos/as y la educación social.

  6. La educación puesta a prueba en un espacio de reclusión

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    Gilles Chantraine

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Recién llegados al paisaje carcelario francés, los establecimientos penitenciarios para menores (EPM son fruto de la voluntad de convertir los espacios de reclusión destinados a jóvenes de entre 13 y 18 años en espacios propiamente “educativos”, al objeto de dar respuesta a la falta de continuidad socioeducativa de los menores presos de los quartiers mineurs ubicados en las prisiones de adultos. Basada en una investigación monográfica realizada en dos EPM que mezcla observaciones directas de la vida cotidiana de la reclusión con entrevistas semiestructuradas hechas al conjunto de actores del EPM.Esta contribución está basada en una investigación monográfica hecha en dos EPM, que mezcla observaciones directas de la vida cotidiana de la reclusión con entrevistas semidirectivas realizadas al conjunto de actores del EPM; su objetivo es analizar la forma adoptada por las prácticas educativas en estos establecimientos y su entrelazamiento con el orden penitenciario. Una vez recordados algunos elementos de contexto relativos a las recientes transformaciones de la justicia de menores en Francia, propondremos una mirada simétrica de las prácticas de los educadores de la PJJ (Protección Judicial de la Juventud y de los vigilantes penitenciarios.Este análisis simétrico nos llevará a demostrar que, aun poniendo de manifiesto una apertura relativa de la institución carcelaria, el EPM sigue marcado por una supremacía de las lógicas securitarias sobre las lógicas educativas, que dibuja una articulación original entre ambas lógicas: en el EPM ya no se trata únicamente de constreñir los cuerpos de los presos a someterse al orden penitenciario, sino también de una labor de movilización de las subjetividades reclusas mediante un trabajo “educativo” de persuasión sobre la pertinencia del orden penitenciario.

  7. Prevention and treatment in prison law: women prisoners drug dependence in Spain

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    Francisco José del Pozo Serrano

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The penitentiary drug dependence treatment for women has been traditionally generic (applied for most masculine penitentiary and with few differentiating empiric studies in an spanish level.Based on a regulatory framework, this research focuses on the study of the main elements of risk and protection implied in the relation between the drug dependant female prisoners and the treatment programs, as well as the recovery processes, in order to propose specific actions.The research has a multimethod approach, inserted within the Project I+D+I named “Mujeres reclusas drogodependientes y su reinserción social. Estudio socioeducativo y propuestas de acción” [EDU2009-13408], with a national sample of second and third degree (Central Government and Community of Catalonia, corresponding to an estimate of 15% of the female prisoners nationally. 538 valid questionnaires, 61 semi-structured interviews has been obtained, in which informatic analytical methods, specific programs for quantitative data (SPSS, V. 15 y 20, and analytical content methods for qualitative data has been applied. The analysis has been developed before and after the internment, including four profiles of female prisioners (AA: Active addicted (8'20%, EX: ex addicted (EX: 67'21%, NA: non addicted (NA: 14.75% and PMM (9.84% addicted within methadone maintenance programs .Among the main results found, it is relevant to mention the elements of risk related to the absence of participation of ex addicted women in relapse prevention programs. In fact, this is a relevant issue since 70% of the women are ex addicted. There is a large number of women not receiving any treatment in prision and not participating in any program due to lack of information, mistrust and overlap with other activities. Aditionally, theres is a perception of gender discrimination towards the access and permanece of women in the programs, compared with men.  Also, within the main elements of protection, it has been

  8. Construction of concept maps as tool for Biochemistry learning

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    Silvia Lopes de Menezes

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available The use of concept maps on the teaching of sciences has been object of worldwide research with different purposes: to detect the previous knowledge of the students on certain topics or to evaluate learning, among others. Based on Ausubel´s cognitive psychology, concept maps assume that the learning is accomplished by assimilation of new concepts and propositions to the students´ cognitive structure, contributing to establish links between the previous and new knowledge. It is especially interesting on the approach of interdisciplinary issues, as many studied in Biochemistry.The relevance of the use of concept maps on biochemistry learning was evaluated on a thirty-hour undergraduation optional course, with interdisciplinary topics, which are not usually included on introductory Biochemistry courses. The course Biochemistry of Animal Venoms was structured in seven module where the biochemical action mechanisms of the venoms of Crotalus sp (south american rattlesnake, Bothrops sp (jararaca, Loxosceles sp (brown spider, Tityus sp (yellow scorpion, Phoneutria sp (armed spider, Apis mellifera (honey bee and Latrodectus sp (black widowwere discussed. The students worked in small groups and, at each module, there were (1 an oriented study, guided by questions, texts and schemes, supervised by the teachers, (2 the construction of individual concept maps, where the local and systemic effects of the venoms should be predicted by their biochemical composition and (3 the construction of a new map by the group, incorporating the information of the individual maps. The difficulty level of these tasks was gradually increased throughout the course, with lesser time to carry out the tasks, lesser assistance during the oriented study and even lesser information on the venom effects.The course assessment was given by the number, quality and correction of the concepts relationship present in the concept maps, through a questionnaire and by the

  9. Prevalencia de tratamiento de la infección tuberculosa en la prisión provincial

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    Vicente Martín

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: La tuberculosis en prisión es un grave problema de salud pública. En aquellos centros con elevadas prevalencias de coinfección por M. tuberculosis e infección VIH el tratamiento de la infección tuberculosa puede ser una importante herramienta de prevención y control. Conocer la prevalencia de infección tuberculosa, el acceso y la adherencia al tratamiento de la infección tuberculosa en población reclusa sin antecedentes de tratamiento de enfermedad o infección tuberculosa puede ser de gran interés para valorar la efectividad de esta medida. MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal en la población ingresada a fecha 28 de junio de 1999 en un Centro Penitenciario con un programa de prevención y control de la tuberculosis basado en la terapia directamente observada (TDO de los enfermos, en el diagnóstico precoz y el tratamiento de la infección tuberculosa. El tratamiento de la infección tuberculosa se prescribió tras consejo médico individualizado consensuándose con el paciente la modalidad del mismo (TDO, pauta diaria o bisemanal. Se revisaron las historias clínicas de los pacientes ingresados para conocer la prevalencia de pacientes infectados por M. tuberculosis, de los que habían finalizado y de los que se encontraban realizando tratamiento de la infección tuberculosa. Se realizó el test de Eidus-Hamilton en el caso de los pacientes en tratamiento frente a la infección tuberculosa para valorar su cumplimiento. RESULTADOS: De los 219 internos, 127 (58 % presentaban criterio de infección tuberculosa. Se indicó tratamiento de la infección tuberculosa en 113 pacientes de los que 29 no aceptaron (25,7 %. De los 84 pacientes que iniciaron tratamiento de la infección tuberculosa, 22 (26,2 % lo abandonaron, 39 (46,4 % habían finalizado el tratamiento de la infección tuberculosa, y 23 (27,4 % se encontraban realizándola. De estos últimos el 95,7 % resultaron positivos al test de Eidus-Hamilton. El 48 % de

  10. Retrato da realidade socioeconômica e sexual de mulheres presidiárias Retrato de la realidad socioeconómica y sexual de mujeres presidiarias A picture of the socioeconomic and sexual reality of women prisoners

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    Ana Izabel Oliveira Nicolau

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar o perfil socioeconômico e sexual de presidiárias. MÉTODOS: Estudo com abordagem quantitativa, transversal, descritivo, quantitativa envolvendo 155 presidiárias. A coleta de dados realizou-se de janeiro a março de 2010 na penitenciária feminina do Estado do Ceará, e contemplou dados de caracterização socioeconômica e sexual. RESULTADOS: a maioria das jovens brasileiras era solteira com baixa escolaridade e renda familiar mensal, reclusas por tráfico de drogas. Coitarca precoce, estabilidade e pouca variedade de parceiros sexuais. Ser presidiário(a, usar drogas e possuir tatuagens/piercings representaram aspectos comuns às participantes e suas parcerias. A homo/bissexualidade e a prostituição estiveram fortemente presentes. As DST antes ou após a prisão apresentaram pouca expressividade. A garantia da visita íntima e a realização do exame preventivo ainda enfrenta grandes entraves. CONCLUSÃO: Diante das vulnerabilidades encontradas concluiu-se que as estratégias de promoção da saúde sexual em ambiente prisional devem englobar a complexidade das peculiaridades vivenciadas pelas presidiárias.OBJETIVO: Investigar el perfil socioeconómico y sexual de presidiarias. MÉTODOS: Estudio con abordaje cuantitativo, transversal, descriptivo que involucró a 155 presidiarias. La recolección de los datos se realizó de enero a marzo del 2010 en la penitenciaría femenina del Estado de Ceará, y contempló datos de caracterización socioeconómica y sexual. RESULTADOS: la mayoría de las jóvenes brasileñas era soltera con baja escolaridad e ingreso familiar mensual, recluidas por tráfico de drogas. Primera relación sexual precoz, estabilidad y poca variedad de compañeros sexuales. Ser presidiario(a, usar drogas y poseer tatuajes/piercings representaron aspectos comunes a las participantes y sus parcerías. La homo/bisexualidad y la prostitución estuvieron fuertemente presentes. Las ETS antes o después de la

  11. Evolución de los principales diagnósticos al alta hospitalaria de la población penitenciaria de la provincia de Valencia, 2000-2009 Evolution of the main diagnoses of hospital discharges amongst the prison population in Valencia, 2000-2009

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    I. Abad-Pérez

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de nuestro trabajo ha sido cuantificar la demanda hospitalaria de origen penitenciario y caracterizar los principales diagnósticos como una medida de prevalencia y las patologías transmisibles y su evolución durante el periodo 2000-09. A partir del registro de altas del Consorcio Hospital General Universitario que atiende por convenio la demanda hospitalaria de los centros penitenciarios de Valencia provincia, se realizo un estudio transversal de las frecuencias de los diagnósticos y su distribución de acuerdo a las características personales. Se recuperaron 2.415 altas que tras la eliminación de inconsistencias aportaron 2.332 episodios de hospitalización. La edad media de los sujetos evolucionó desde 32,8 a 39,7 años. Los diagnósticos principales y secundarios agrupados (tabla 2 más frecuentes fueron: 1º. VIH (34,05%, 2º. Hepatitis C (14,67%, 3º. Dependencia Drogas (10,25%, 4º. Neumonías (8,58%, 5º. TBC (7,46%. A lo largo de la década se ha producido un cambio en el patrón infeccioso de la población penitenciaria que podemos considerar relacionado con: el envejecimiento relativo de la población reclusa, la sustitución de la vía intravenosa por otras vías no invasivas, el cambio relativo del origen nacional de los reclusos y los avances terapéuticos en el tratamiento de la infección por VIH.The aim of our study was to quantify the hospital demand originating from prisons and describe the main diagnoses as a measure of prevalence, as well as communicable diseases and their evolution during the period 2000-09. Using the discharge records of the University General Hospital under the terms of an agreement that meets the demand for hospitals from prisons in the province of Valencia, we carried out a cross-sectional study of the frequency distribution of diagnoses and their distribution according to personal characteristics. More than 2,415 discharges were recovered, which, after the removal of inconsistencies

  12. RISK FACTORS FOR INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN PRISON INMATES

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    José Antonio Ruiz-Hernández

    2015-01-01

    trastornos de personalidad y autoinformes. Los resultados muestran un perfil similar en características sociodemográficas, delictivas y en actitudes que favorecen la VCP. Las diferencias se dan en variables de relación de pareja y psicopatológicas, encontrando una mayor prevalencia del trastorno antisocial en los delincuentes comunes y del trastorno límite en los agresores. El modelo final identifica como variables relevantes el nivel de satisfacción en la relación, control sobre la pareja, culpabilización a las mujeres víctimas e incidencia del trastorno límite de personalidad. Se discuten las implicaciones de estos resultados en el tratamiento penitenciario, tanto de los agresores en VCP como de la población reclusa en general, como medidas preventivas de la VCP.

  13. Serviços de saúde à população carcerária do Brasil: uma revisão bibliográfica

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    Wyara Ferreira Melo

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Ao longo dos anos, o sistema carcerário brasileiro sofreu fortes modificações e vem fazendo a consolidação de dados que ilustram uma nova lógica dentro do contexto da realidade carcerária do país. As estatísticas demonstram um crescimento de mulheres envolvidas com o crime e, por consequência, com o cárcere. Desde o ano de 1984 está previsto em lei o atendimento em saúde a pessoas reclusas em unidades prisionais, embora apenas em 2003 uma portaria interministerial tenha consagrado à necessidade de organização de ações e serviços de saúde no sistema penitenciário com base nos princípios e diretrizes do Sistema Único de Saúde. Com isso o estudo em questão busca realizar uma pesquisa bibliográfica acerca dos serviços de saúde à população carcerária desenvolvidos no Brasil. A revisão de literatura aborda tópicos como o sistema prisional brasileiro, plano nacional de saúde no sistema penitenciário e os serviços de saúde à população carcerária. Conclui-se que somando todos os problemas no sistema penitenciário e as más condições de atendimento a saúde, é necessário que se pense no indivíduo possivelmente saudável não saiam de lá sem ser acometida por uma doença ou apresentando alguma resistência física, e com a saúde no geral fragilizada. Pois, independentemente da natureza da sua penalidade, mantêm acima de tudo o direito da assistência à saúde, uma vez que, mesmo privados da sua liberdade, e são portadores de deveres e direitos humanos, inerentes à sua cidadania, em que lhes sejam oferecidas condições saudáveis, como a ética, o valor da vida, o corpo, autoimagem e autoestima, para que assim reflitam sobre a pena recebida e que sejam tratados e acolhidos com humanidade, sendo vistos não apenas como alguém que cometeu algum delito, mas sim holisticamente, como seres humanos. Health services to the prison population in Brazil: a literature reviewAbstract: Over the years, the

  14. Prevalencia de infección tuberculosa latente en población inmigrante que ingresa en prisión Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection amongst immigrants entering prison

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    N. Solé

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Estudiar la prevalencia de infección tuberculosa latente (ITL y sus factores predictivos en población reclusa inmigrante. Métodos: Estudio prospectivo realizado en mayo y junio de 2009. Se realizó intradermorreacción de Mantoux (IDRM, considerándose positiva la induración ≥ 10 mm. Se recogen las variables: edad, origen, reincidencia, tiempo en España, consumo de heroína y/o cocaína, uso de drogas intravenosas e infección VIH. Se calcula la tasa de ITL y la tasa global de infección (ITL más antecedente de tuberculosis. Para estudiar factores predictivos, se realizó un análisis bivariante y multivariante mediante regresión logística. Resultados: Se estudiaron 152 varones inmigrantes al ingreso en prisión. Edad media: 31,9 años ± 7,8. El 37,3% consumidor de heroína y/o cocaína y el 7,5% usuarios de drogas por vía intravenosa (UDI. 12 tenían IDRM previa positiva y 6 antecedente de TB. Se realizó IDRM a 134, 63 con resultado positivo y 71 con resultado negativo. Tasa de ITL: 49,3%. Tasa global de infección: 53,3%. Bivariadamente, se asoció a la ITL: la reincidencia (67,4% vs 36,4% en primarios, p=0,001, la edad (76% en los ≥ 40 años vs 40,4% en menores de esa edad; p=0,002 y el consumo de heroína y/o cocaína (60% en consumidores vs 39,3% en no consumidores; p= 0,02. El análisis multivariante sólo confirmó la asociación con la edad (p=0,001; OR: 2,34, IC= 1,39-3,94. Conclusiones: La tasa de ITL en inmigrantes que ingresan en prisión es muy elevada. Se recomienda en todos un completo estudio, con especial dedicación a los más vulnerables como los inmigrantes de mayor edad.Objective: To study the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI and the predictive factors amongst immigrants entering prison. Methods: prospective study conducted in May and June of 2009. The tuberculin skin test (TST was performed, with induration of ≥ 10 mm being regarded as positive. Variables collected were: age