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  1. A clinical, epidemological, laboratorial, histological and ultrasonographical evaluation of anti-HCV EIA-2 positive blood donors Avaliação clínica, epidemiológica, laboratorial, histológica e ultrassonográfica de doadores de sangue anti-HCV EIA-2 positivos

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    Fernando L. GONÇALES JR

    2000-06-01

    ão portal foram raramente encontrados no exame físico, denotando o baixo grau de comprometimento hepático na HVC. A ultra-sonografia abdominal mostrou-se alterada em 65% dos indivíduos, sendo a esteatose a alteração mais freqüentemente observada (50%. Em 83,5% dos doadores submetidos à biópsia hepática, diagnosticou-se hepatite crônica, geralmente classificada como ativa (89% e de grau leve ou moderado na maioria dos casos (99,5%. O histopatológico foi normal em 1,5% dos doadores. O teste de RIBA-2 e a pesquisa do RNA do VHC pelo PCR foram positivos em, respectivamente, 91,6 e 75% dos doadores anti-HCV EIA-2 reagentes. A pesquisa do RNA do VHC foi positiva em 82% dos indivíduos RIBA-2 reagentes, em 37,5% dos doadores RIBA-2 indeterminados e em 9% dos RIBA-2 negativos. Hepatite crônica foi observada em 50% dos doadores RIBA-2 indeterminados. Entre 18 doadores com alterações mínimas, ao exame histopatológico, 11 (61% eram positivos para o RNA do VHC. Nossos doadores de sangue anti-HCV reagentes geralmente apresentam alterações clínicas, laboratoriais e histopatológicas próprias de pacientes com hepatites crônicas pelo VHC e uma elevada proporção destes podem ser identificados em entrevistas e avaliação médicas rotineiramente realizadas em bancos de sangue. Geralmente estes doadores infectados pelo VHC somente são identificados e bloqueados pelos resultados dos testes sorológicos.

  2. Performance characteristics of the ARCHITECT anti-HCV assay.

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    Jonas, Gesa; Pelzer, Claudia; Beckert, Christian; Hausmann, Michael; Kapprell, Hans-Peter

    2005-10-01

    The ARCHITECT Anti-HCV assay is a fully automated high throughput chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) for the detection of antibodies to structural and nonstructural proteins of the hepatitis C virus (HCV). To further enhance the performance of this test, the assay was modified to improve the specificity for blood donor specimens. The specificity of the enhanced ARCHITECT Anti-HCV assay was evaluated by screening blood donor samples randomly collected from various German blood banks, as well as hospitalized patient samples derived from Germany and the US. Additionally, antibody sensitivity was determined on commercially available anti-HCV seroconversion panels and on a commercially available worldwide anti-HCV genotype performance panel. Apparent specificity of the modified ARCHITECT Anti-HCV assay in a blood donor population consisting of 3811 specimens was 99.92%, compared to 99.76% for the current on-market assay. Additionally, antibody sensitivity was determined on commercially available anti-HCV seroconversion panels. Seroconversion sensitivity equivalent to or better than the current on-market product was observed by testing 33 seroconversion panels. This study demonstrates that the modified version of the ARCHITECT Anti-HCV assay shows improved specificity for blood donor specimens compared to the current assay on market without compromising sensitivity. With the availability of the improved ARCHITECT Anti-HCV assay and the recent launch of the ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay, the ARCHITECT system now offers a full hepatitis/retrovirus menu with excellent performance on a high throughput, random access, automated analyzer, ideally suited for blood screening and diagnostic applications.

  3. Relationship between serum concetrations of type III procollagen, hyluronic acid and histopathological findings in the liver of HCV-positive blood donors Relação entre concentrações séricas de procolágeno tipo III, ácido hialurônico com achados histopatológicos do fígado em doadores de sangue anti-HCV positivos

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    Vera Regina Rodrigues Camacho

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Serologic markers have been proposed for monitoring hepatic fibrosis in chronic liver disease. Among fibrosis markers, type III procollagen (PIIIP and hyaluronic acid have been studied in these patients. AIM: To evaluate the association between these serum markers with histological findings. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was carried out with HCV-positive blood donors. The studied population included men and women whose age ranged from 18 to 60 years, with elevated liver function tests [ALT levels > 1.5 times the normal value and alterations of two or more of the following: any changes in the levels of ALT, aspartate aminotransferase, conjugated bilirrubin, gammaglobulin, gammaglutamyltranspeptidase, albumin, platelet count; alkaline phosphatase levels >1.5 times the normal value, or prothrombin time below 70% and above 60%]. Fourty-nine patients were submitted to liver biopsy, blood analysis of PIIIP, hyaluronic acid, besides liver function tests. RESULTS: Liver function tests were not associated with tissular fibrosis, as assessed by ALT (>1.5 times above normal, fibrosis risk=18.8%; RACIONAL: Marcadores sorológicos têm sido propostos para monitorar fibrose hepática em doença crônica do fígado. Dentre os marcadores de fibrose, ácido hialurônico e procolágeno tipo III têm sido estudados nestes pacientes. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação de marcadores séricos de fibrose com achados histológicos. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado estudo transversal prospectivo em doadores de sangue anti-HCV positivos. A população estudada incluiu homens e mulheres com idade entre 18-60 anos com provas de função hepática alteradas (níveis de alanina aminotransferase >1.5 vezes do normal e alterações de dois ou mais dos seguintes: qualquer alteração nos níveis de alanina aminotransferase, aspartato aminotransferase, bilirrubina conjugada, gamaglobulina, gamaglutamiltranspeptidase, albumina, plaquetas, níveis de fosfatase

  4. Hepatites pós-transfusionais na cidade de Campinas, SP, Brasil: II. Presença dos anticorpos anti-HBc e anti-HCV em candidatos a doadores de sangue e ocorrência de hepatites pós-transfusionais pelo vírus C nos receptores de sangue ou derivados Post-transfusional hepatitis in the city of Campinas, SP, Brazil: II- Presence of anti-HBc and anti-HCV antibodies in blood donors and occurrence of post-transfusional hepatitis C virus in recipients of blood or derivates

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    Fernando Lopes Gonçales Júnior

    1993-02-01

    Full Text Available Pesquisamos os anticorpos anti-HBc e anti-HCV em amostras de soros provenientes de 799 candidatos a doadores, que tiveram suas unidades de sangue ou derivados transfundidas a 111 receptores. O anti-HBc e o anti-HCV foram reagentes, em respectivamente 9 e 2,1% dos doadores testados. Observamos que entre os 111 receptores, 44 haviam recebido pelo menos uma unidade anti-HBc positiva e 67 haviam sido transfundidos somente com unidades anti-HBc negativas. Houve um risco 4,5 vezes maior de aquisição de hepatite por vírus C pelos receptores que receberam pelo menos uma unidade anti-HBc positiva Se a pesquisa do anti-HBc fosse realizada na triagem sorológica dos doadores de sangue, cerca de 56% dos casos de HVC nos receptores saiam evitados. A população de receptores que recebeu pelo menos uma unidade anti-HCV reagente, apresentou um risco 29 vezes maior de adquirir esta hepatite, quando comparada aos receptores transfundidos com todas as unidades anti-HCV negativas. A realização do teste para a pesquisa do anti-HCV na triagem dos doadores de sangue, preveniria 79% dos casos de HVC pós-transfusionais. Os candidatos a doadores brasileiros parecem ser acometidos simultânea ou sequencialmente, pelos vírus B e C das hepatites, pois, 44,4% dos doadores anti-HCV positivos, também foram anti-HBc positivos. A realização dos testes para as pesquisas dos anticorpos anti-HBc e anti-HCV, nas triagens hemoterápicas, está indicada para prevenir a transmissão de hepatites pós-transfusionais, em nosso meio.We have analysed anti-HBc and anti-HCV antibodies in serum samples from 799 donors which had their blood or derivates transfused to 111 recipients. Anti-HBc and anti-HCV were reactive in respectively 9 and 2.1% of the donors tested. We have observed that among the 111 recipients, 44 had received at least one positive anti-HBc unit and 67 had been transfused only with negative anti-HBc, units. The risk of developing hepatitis C virus was 4.5 times

  5. HCV viraemia in anti-HCV-negative haemodialysis patients: Do we need HCV RNA detection test?

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    Papadopoulos, Nikolaos; Griveas, Ioannis; Sveroni, Eirini; Argiana, Vasiliki; Kalliaropoulos, Antonios; Martinez-Gonzalez, Beatriz; Deutsch, Melanie

    2018-03-01

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is still common among dialysis patients, but the natural history of HCV in this group is not completely understood. The KDIGO HCV guidelines of 2009 recommend that chronic haemodialysis patients be screened for HCV antibody upon admission to the dialysis clinic and every 6 months thereafter if susceptible to HCV infection. However, previous studies have shown the presence of HCV viraemia in anti-HCV-negative haemodialysis patients as up to 22%. To evaluate the presence of HCV viraemia, using HCV RNA detection, among anti-HCV-negative haemodialysis patients from a tertiary dialysis unit in Athens. We enrolled 41 anti-HCV-negative haemodialysis patients diagnosed with third-generation enzyme immunoassay. HCV viraemia was evaluated using a sensitive (cut-off: 12 IU/mL) reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (COBAS AmpliPrep/TaqMan system) for HCV RNA. None of the 41 anti-HCV-negative haemodialysis patients were shown to be viraemic. Routine HCV RNA testing appears not to be necessary in anti-HCV-negative haemodialysis patients.

  6. Frequency of anti-HCV antibodies in patients with lichen planus

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    Mahboob, A.; Haroon, T.S.; Iqbal, Z.; Butt, A.K.

    2003-01-01

    Objective: To determine the frequency of anti-HCV antibodies, identify risk factors associated with HCV infection and to screen asymptomatic carries in patients with lichen planus. Subjects and Methods: A total of 184 clinically diagnosed cased of lichen (LP) were selected for the study. Blood samples of all the patients were tested for anti hepatitis C virus antibodies (anti-HCV-Ab). Polymerase chain reaction for hepatitis C virus was done in patients with positive anti-HCV-Ab. Trancutaneous liver biopsy was performed in 7 patients with positive HCV-RNA. The histopathological results were evaluated using validated Metavir and Knodell scoring systems. Results: Out of 184 LP patients, 43 (23.4%) were anti-HCV antibodies positive. Females were predominantly affected and male to female ratio was 1:5.1. Maximum positively for anti-HCV was observed in age group 31-40 years (39.53%) followed by 41-50 years (25.58%). Eighty-one percent patients had history of dental treatment and 63% had received multiple injections for various ailments. Forty percent patients had family history of jaundice while 26% had jaundice in the past. Ten out of 16 anti-HCV antibody positive patients, checked for HCV-RNA, had high levels of virus in blood. Transcutaneous liver biopsy done in 7 patients revealed underlying liver disease at various stages. Four patients treated with alpha-interferon and ribazole therapy for liver disease, showed marked improvement in their skin disease. Conclusion: A high prevalence of HCV infection was detected in patients with lichen planus. Patients with lichen planus should be screened for HCV carrier state. (author)

  7. Anti-HCV activity of the Chinese medicinal fungus Cordyceps militaris.

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    Ueda, Youki; Mori, Kyoko; Satoh, Shinya; Dansako, Hiromichi; Ikeda, Masanori; Kato, Nobuyuki

    2014-05-02

    Persistent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes chronic liver diseases and is a global health problem. Although the sustained virologic response rate in the treatment of genotype 1 using new triple therapy (pegylated-interferon, ribavirin, and telaprevir/boceprevir) has been improved by more than 70%, several severe side effects such as skin rash/ageusia and advanced anemia have become a problem. Under these circumstances, a new type of anti-HCV oral drug with few side effects is needed. Our recently developed HCV drug assay systems, including the HuH-7 cell line-derived OR6 and AH1R, and the Li23 cell line-derived ORL8 and ORL11, allow genome-length HCV RNAs (several strains of genotype 1b) encoding renilla luciferase to replicate efficiently. Using these systems as anti-HCV candidates, we have identified numerous existing medicines that can be used against HCV with few side effects, such as statins and teprenon. To obtain additional anti-HCV candidates, we evaluated a number of oral health supplements, and found that the capsule but not the liquid form of Cordyceps militaris (CM) (Ascomycotinanorth, North Chinese caterpillar fungus), which is used as a Chinese herbal medicine, exhibited moderate anti-HCV activity. In combination with interferon-α or ribavirin, CM exhibited an additive inhibitory effect. Among the main components of CM, cordycepin, but not ergosterol, contributed to the anti-HCV activity of CM. In consideration of all these results, we suggest that CM would be useful as an oral anti-HCV agent in combination with interferon-α and/or ribavirin. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. High false-negative rate of anti-HCV among Egyptian patients on regular hemodialysis.

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    El-Sherif, Assem; Elbahrawy, Ashraf; Aboelfotoh, Atef; Abdelkarim, Magdy; Saied Mohammad, Abdel-Gawad; Abdallah, Abdallah Mahmoud; Mostafa, Sadek; Elmestikawy, Amr; Elwassief, Ahmed; Salah, Mohamed; Abdelbaseer, Mohamed Ali; Abdelwahab, Kouka Saadeldin

    2012-07-01

    Routine serological testing for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among hemodialysis (HD) patients is currently recommended. A dilemma existed on the value of serology because some investigators reported a high rate of false-negative serologic testing. In this study, we aimed to detect the false-negative rate of anti-HCV among Egyptian HD patients. Seventy-eight HD patients, negative for anti-HCV, anti-HIV, and hepatitis B surface antigen, were tested for HCV RNA by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). In the next step, the viral load was quantified by real-time PCR in RT-PCR-positive patients. Risk factors for HCV infection, as well as clinical and biochemical indicators of liver disease, were compared between false-negative and true-negative anti-HCV HD patients. The frequency of false-negative anti-HCV was 17.9%. Frequency of blood transfusion, duration of HD, dialysis at multiple centers, and diabetes mellitus were not identified as risk factors for HCV infection. The frequency of false-negative results had a linear relation to the prevalence of HCV infection in the HD units. Timely identification of HCV within dialysis units is needed in order to lower the risk of HCV spread within the HD units. The high false-negative rate of anti-HCV among HD patients in our study justifies testing of a large scale of patients for precious assessment of effectiveness of nucleic acid amplification technology testing in screening HD patient. © 2012 The Authors. Hemodialysis International © 2012 International Society for Hemodialysis.

  9. A study on the relationship of anti-HCV antibody and hepatitis C viremia in post-transfusion hepatitis

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    Lee, Dong Soon

    1993-01-01

    The specimens of blood transfusion recipients who recieved the Anti-HCV antibody positive bloods were analyzed at irregular intervals by enzyme immunoassay to measure the anti-HCV antibody and reverse transcription PCR of hepatitis C virus to evaluate the viremic states. At the same time, the specimens of anti-HCV antibody positive healthy blood donors are analyzed by the reverse transcription PCR method. We analyzed the 9 cases of anti-HCV positive blood donors by reverse transcription PCR and no cases of positive HCV reverse transcription PCR is found. The 5 patients who recieved the anti-HCV positive blood by blood transfusion was followed at irregular interval. Of 5 blood recipients, Hepatitis C virus was detected in 2 patients (40%) and Anti-HCV antibody was detected in 2 patients (40%). We suppose that in contrast to disease group (Non A non B hepatitis), the possibility of viremia in the anti-HCV positive blood donors is significantly low and the character of those antibody may be convalescent antibody after hepatitis C resolution. (Author)

  10. A study on the relationship of anti-HCV antibody and hepatitis C viremia in post-transfusion hepatitis

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    Lee, Dong Soon [Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1993-01-01

    The specimens of blood transfusion recipients who recieved the Anti-HCV antibody positive bloods were analyzed at irregular intervals by enzyme immunoassay to measure the anti-HCV antibody and reverse transcription PCR of hepatitis C virus to evaluate the viremic states. At the same time, the specimens of anti-HCV antibody positive healthy blood donors are analyzed by the reverse transcription PCR method. We analyzed the 9 cases of anti-HCV positive blood donors by reverse transcription PCR and no cases of positive HCV reverse transcription PCR is found. The 5 patients who recieved the anti-HCV positive blood by blood transfusion was followed at irregular interval. Of 5 blood recipients, Hepatitis C virus was detected in 2 patients (40%) and Anti-HCV antibody was detected in 2 patients (40%). We suppose that in contrast to disease group (Non A non B hepatitis), the possibility of viremia in the anti-HCV positive blood donors is significantly low and the character of those antibody may be convalescent antibody after hepatitis C resolution. (Author).

  11. Generalidades sobre os tumores renais

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    Cristina Knopp Tristão

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O aumento na incidência do carcinoma de células renais, na maior parte da população, deve-se em parte ao aumento do número de tumores detectados incidentalmente com novos métodos de diagnósticos por imagem. As sofisticações dos instrumentos diagnósticos e terapêuticos modificam as perspectivas dos pacientes com carcinoma de células renais. Um aumento na taxa de sobrevivência e uma redução da morbidade foram alcançados. As neoplasias malignas do trato gênito-urinário compreendem, aproximadamente, metade dos tumores diagnosticados em homens, e a incidência deste grupo de câncer aumenta com a idade. O carcinoma de células renais representa a terceira neoplasia gênito-urinária mais freqüente.

  12. Seropositivity of HBsAg, anti-HCV and anti-HIV in preoperative patients

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    Berrin Karaayak Uzun

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The infections caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, hepatitis B (HBV and C (HCV viruses pose a serious occupational risk for the healthcare workers especially those in emergency services, laboratories and surgery wards. Vaccination and establishment of the strict biosafety procedures are the main principles to prevent blood-borne infections in healthcare workers. Additionally, serological screening of the preoperative patients could decrease the risk for exposure. In this study, we aimed to determine the seroprevalence of HBsAg, anti-HCV, anti-HIV 1/2 in preoperative patients. Methods: Hospital automation records were evaluated retrospectively for 4.367 patients who were scheduled for surgery and scanned for anti-HIV 1/2, HBsAg and anti-HCV as preoperative procedures in the preparation period of operation between January 2012 and December 2012. Results: HBsAg positivity rate was found in 7.7% (n=336, anti-HCV positivity rate was found in 2.3% (n=101. A two (0.05% of five patients were positive for anti-HIV 1/2 was found positive verification test and the other three samples were accepted as false positive test results. Conclusion: All healthcare workers must be trained about occupational diseases and vaccinated against Hepatitis B. Universal precautions must be strictly followed particularly in the operating room. In addition, all patients should be considered as potential carriers regarded as a carrier of the potential for infection. J Clin Exp Invest 2013; 4 (4: 449-452

  13. Frequency of anti-HCV, Hbsag and related risk factors in pregnant women at Nishtar Hospital, Multan

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    Taseer, I.H.; Ishaq, F.; Hussain, L.; Safdar, S.; Mirbahar, A.M.; Faiz, S.A.

    2010-01-01

    Background: Viral hepatitis is a global issue. Among the hepatitis viruses hepatitis B and C are important in South Asia including Pakistan. There are various modes of transmission of these viruses. Vertical transmission is also gaining importance. Antepartum screening for HBV and HCV would help the infected women for appropriate antiviral therapy at appropriate time as well as for taking proper care of the newborns. The present study was designed to see the frequency of HBsAg and anti-HCV in pregnant women at Nishtar Hospital, Multan. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study carried out using non-probability purposive sampling technique. The period of the study was from June 2006 to August 2007. Five hundred (500) pregnant women attending outpatient department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics were included. Informed consent was taken. A specially designed proforma was filled in. Anti-HCV and HBsAg were tested by device method. Data were analyzed on SPSS-11. Results: Out of 500 pregnant women 35 (7.00%) were found to be anti-HCV positive and 23 (4.60%) were positive for HBsAg. Mean age was 26.7+-4.8 years. Majority of the patients 263 (52.60%) were in the age group 26-35 years. 138 (27.60%) women were nulliparous and 282 (56.40%) were para 1-4 and anti-HCV and HBsAg were common in this parity group. Only 80 (16.00%) women were para 5 or more. All anti-HCV and HBsAg positive women were house-wives. Most of them were belonging to rural areas having poor socio-economic status. Among 35 anti-HCV positive women, 20 (57.14%) had history of previous surgery, while 13 (37.14%) had history of multiple injections, 5 (14.28%) received blood transfusion, 4 (11.42%) had ear/nose piercing while tattooing was seen in only 2 (5.71%). Among 23 HBsAg positive women, 10 (43.47%) had history of previous surgery. History of multiple injections was present in 6 (26.08%) patients, 4 (17.39%) patients had history of blood transfusion, tattooing, ear/nose piercing, history of dental

  14. Application of 60Co γ-ray irradiated polystyrene microplate for anti-HCV ELISA

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    Feng Bo; Zeng Hongyan; Tang Yufang; Wang Lu

    2005-01-01

    In order to explore the effect of 60 Co γ-ray irradiation on minor polypeptides absorption of polystyrene microplate, an indirect ELISA detection of anti-HCV was established, 60 Co γ-ray irradiated polystyrene microplates and the controls (without irradiation or UV-irradiated) were applied to absorb recombinant HCV antigens respectively. Cooperated with Bovine antihuman IgG labelled HRP, their related indices of sensitivity, specificity, homogeneity and stability were determinate. The results indicated that, optimum dose of the γ-ray irradiation is 8 kGy, and compared with the controls, detection sensitivity and homogeneity of the polystyrene microplate irradiated to 8 kGy could be improved markedly. (authors)

  15. Screening of HBsAg and anti HCV from tertiary care, private and public sector hospitals

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    Khan, R.A.W.; Ahmed, W.; Alam, S.E.; Arif, A

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: To find out the frequency of hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibodies in patients referred from a tertiary care public sector hospital, other public sector and private hospitals of Karachi. Settings and duration: Pakistan Medical Research Council's Specialized Research Centre for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Karachi from January to December 2009. Patients and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted where patients were referred from different departments of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (tertiary care public sector hospital), other public sector hospitals, private hospitals and clinics for the screening of hepatitis B and C virus infection. Three ml blood was collected from each patient, serum separated and tested for HBsAg and Anti HCV using Abbott Murex fourth Generation ELISA kits. Results: A total of 2965 cases were referred in a year. Overall sero prevalence of HBsAg and Anti-HCV was 5.9% and 12.8% respectively. HBsAg positivity in patient referred from public sector hospitals was 5.8%, those from private hospitals/clinics were 7.2%, and self-referred patients was 5.6%. Anti HCV positivity rates amongst these cases were 12.5%, 16.7% and 8.5% respectively. Co-infection of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus was seen in 0.9, 2.5 and 1.4% cases respectively. Breakdown of viral positivity within different departments of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Karachi showed HBsAg positivity of 7.1% in Medical department, 5.2% in Surgical department, 5.0% in Gynaecology department, 6.6% in other departments of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre while, only 1.7% were positive from Pakistan Railway, hospital Anti HCV positivity was maximally (20.3%) seen in medical department followed by 14% in other departments, 10.9% in surgical department, 7.9% in gynaecology and 5.1% in railway hospital. Co-infection of HBV and HCV was seen in 2% cases referred from medical department, while rest of the

  16. Seroprevalence of Anti-HCV Antibody in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease before Starting Dialysis Therapy

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    Fareha Jesmin Rabbi

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV infection and chronic kidney disease are common and potentially serious medical problems throughout the world. In recent years, it has become clear that these two conditions are linked in several important ways. Indeed, some forms of renal diseases are precipitated by HCV infection and patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD are at increased risk for acquiring HCV infection. Patients with chronic kidney disease typically show an impaired immune response compared with healthy individuals and also other risk factors related with treatment and management. CKD patients ultimately undergo end stage renal therapy like dialysis for their treatment and survival. Risk factors for the infections are more in dialysis period than in predialytic stages. Like other developing countries CKD patients with HCV infection are very common in our country. For this reason the CKD patients should be properly diagnosed knowing the infection status before dialysis which would help both the patient and doctor to choose their proper treatment approach. Objective: This cross-sectional study was done to know the prevalence of HCV infection in the CKD patients before starting dialysis therapy. Materials and Methods: A total of 197 patients with chronic kidney disease stage five (CKD-V before starting dialysis therapy were included as subjects of this study. Among the CKD patients anti-HCV was detected to see prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection. The patients were also tested for HBsAg to assess co-infection. After collecting all the data of different test results analyses were done by SPSS version 15.0. Results: In this study 195 (99% patients were anti-HCV negative and only two patients (1% were found positive. Conclusion: HCV infection in CKD patients before dialysis should be taken into account so that HCV negative CKD patients would not get the infection during dialysis and standard screening procedures should be taken to

  17. Seroprevalence of anti-HCV and hepatitis B surface antigen in HIV infected patients

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    Tankhiwale S

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV is known to influence the natural history of infections with certain hepatitis viruses and interactions between HIV and hepatitis viruses may potentiate HIV replication. There is high degree of epidemiological similarity between hepatitis B virus and HIV as regard to high-risk group and route of transmission. Transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV through blood transfusion and intravenous drug abuse is well documented. Present study deals with the study of concurrent infection of HBV and HCV with HIV infection. In the study of 110 HIV seropositive patients, 34(30.4% were positive for HBV and 8(7.27% for HCV. The difference of concomitant infection was highly significant compared to controls. (p value < 0.0001. Heterosexual high risk behaviour was observed in 89(80.91% of 110 HIV positive patients, out of which 23(25.8% and 5(5.62% were HBsAg and anti-HCV positive respectively. History of transmission was unclear in remaining patients. Concomitant infection of HIV and HBV was found to be significantly more in the symptomatic group (40.68% compared to asymptomatic group (19.6%. As HIV infection is known to affect the natural history of both HBV and HCV infection, screening of their concurrent association is necessary.

  18. The evaluation of Recombinant Immunoblot assay (RIBA and HCV-RNA test results in patients with low titer Anti-HCV positivity

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    Berrin Uzun

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Laboratory diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV infection is based on the detection of anti-HCV antibodies by enzyme immunoassay (EIA or chemiluminescence immunoassay (CIA techniques. However, a consensus related to the problem of low titer (Serum/Cut-off; S/C= 1.0 anti-HCV antibodies is still lacking. The study attempts to evaluate the clinical status of the patients with low titer anti-HCV antibodies detected by third generation anti-HCV tests during February 2013- May 2014 retrospectively. Methods: Serum samples were studied by Advia Centaur XP autoanalyser (Bayer-Siemens, Germany for anti-HCV, and line immunoassay (Inno-LIATM HCV Score, İnnogenetics, Belgium for anti-HCV confirmatory test, Cobas AmpliPre/Cobas AMPLICOR HCV Test (Roche diagnostics, Switzerland for HCV RNA. Results: A total of 55.631 serum samples were studied, and 55 of them were anti-HCV positive of which with low antibody levels (sample/cutoff [S/CO]. S/CO values ranged from 1.15 to 6.15. Seventeen (31% of patients who have low antibody levels were defined as positive and 2 (4% patients were intermittent and 36 (65% patients were negative with line immunoassay. HCV-RNA was not detected in any of the samples. Conclusions: It is thought that antibody positivity must be verified in cases of recurrent reactivity when considering the cost-effectiveness of molecular tests. In the study was concluded that the use of molecular tests would be appropriate diagnosis, and the effectiveness of treatment if necessary after evaluation of patients with biochemical analysis. J Clin Exp Invest 2014; 5 (4: 553-556

  19. Evaluation of the Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Vitros ECi Anti-HCV test: comparison with three other methods.

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    Watterson, Jeannette M; Stallcup, Paulina; Escamilla, David; Chernay, Patrick; Reyes, Alfred; Trevino, Sylvia C

    2007-01-01

    After observing a high incidence of low positive hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody screens by the Ortho-Clinical Vitros ECi test (Orthoclinical Diagnostics, Raritan, NJ), we compared results against those obtained using another chemiluminescent analyzer, as well as two U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved confirmatory methodologies. To ascertain the true anti-HCV status of samples deemed low-positive by the Ortho-Clinical Vitros ECi test, we tested samples using the ADVIA Centaur HCV screen test (Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics), the Chiron recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA) test (Chiron Corp., Emeryville, CA), and the Roche COBAS Amplicor HCV qualitative test (Roche Diagnostics, Indianapolis, IN) in a series of studies. Of 94 specimens positive by Vitros ECi, 19% were observed to be negative by Centaur. A separate study of 91 samples with signal-to-cutoff (s/co) values less than 8.0 showed that all but one was negative for HCV ribonucleic acid (RNA). In comparison with RIBA, 100% (77) samples positive by the Vitros ECi test with s/co values less than 12.0 were negative or indeterminate by RIBA. A final study comparing all four methods side-by-side showed 63% disagreement by Centaur for Vitros ECi low-positive samples, 75% disagreement by RIBA, and 97% disagreement by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In conclusion, the Ortho-Clinical Vitros ECi Anti-HCV test yields a high rate of false-positive results in the low s/co range in our patient population. (c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  20. Loss to follow-up in anti-HCV-positive patients in a Brazilian regional outpatient clinic

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    L.C. Mendes

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Loss to follow-up (LF, which refers to patients who started care but voluntary stopped it, is a problem for patients with chronic disease. We aimed to estimate the rate of LF among patients seropositive for hepatitis C virus (HCV and identify possible demographic and lifestyle risk factors associated with LF. From January 2009 through December 2012, 1010 anti-HCV-positive patients were included in the study. Among participants, 223 (22.1% met the case definition for LF (more than 1-year elapsed since the last clinical appointment. Among 787 patients who remained in follow-up, 372 (47.2% were discharged after undetectable HCV RNA, 88 (11.1% were transferred (and remained on regular follow-up at the destination, and 25 (3.1% died. According to univariate analysis, male gender, absence of a life partner, black race, psychiatric illness, previous alcohol abuse, previous or current recreational drug use, and previous or current smoking were significantly associated with LF. In multivariate analysis, absence of a life partner (adjusted odds ratio (AOR=1.44; 95% confidence interval (95%CI=1.03–2.02, black race (AOR=1.81, 95%CI=1.12–2.89, psychiatric illness (AOR=1.77, 95%CI=1.14–2.73, and the presence of at least one lifestyle risk factor (pertaining to substance abuse (AOR=1.95, 95%CI=1.29–2.94 were independently associated with LF. Our study provides an estimate of the incidence of LF among anti-HCV-positive patients and identifies risk factors associated with this outcome. In addition, these results can help clinicians recognize patients at risk for LF, who require additional support for the continuity of care.

  1. Synthesis and Characterization of Celecoxib Derivatives as Possible Anti-Inflammatory, Analgesic, Antioxidant, Anticancer and Anti-HCV Agents

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    Amartya Basu

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A series of novel N-(3-substituted aryl/alkyl-4-oxo-1,3-thiazolidin-2-ylidene-4-[5-(4-methylphenyl-3-(trifluoromethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl]benzenesulfonamides 2a–e were synthesized by the addition of ethyl a-bromoacetate and anhydrous sodium acetate in dry ethanol to N-(substituted aryl/alkylcarbamothioyl-4-[5-(4-methylphenyl-3-(trifluoro-methyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl]benzene sulfonamides 1a–e, which were synthesized by the reaction of alkyl/aryl isothiocyanates with celecoxib. The structures of the isolated products were determined by spectral methods and their anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, anticancer and anti-HCV NS5B RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp activities evaluated. The compounds were also tested for gastric toxicity and selected compound 1a was screened for its anticancer activity against 60 human tumor cell lines. These investigations revealed that compound 1a exhibited anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities and further did not cause tissue damage in liver, kidney, colon and brain compared to untreated controls or celecoxib. Compounds 1c and 1d displayed modest inhibition of HCV NS5B RdRp activity. In conclusion, N-(ethylcarbamothioyl-4-[5-(4-methylphenyl-3-(trifluoromethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl]benzenesulfonamide (1a may have the potential to be developed into a therapeutic agent.

  2. Anti-HCV effect of Lentinula edodes mycelia solid culture extracts and low-molecular-weight lignin.

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    Matsuhisa, Koji; Yamane, Seiji; Okamoto, Toru; Watari, Akihiro; Kondoh, Masuo; Matsuura, Yoshiharu; Yagi, Kiyohito

    2015-06-19

    Lentinula edodes mycelia solid culture extract (MSCE) contains several bioactive molecules, including some polyphenolic compounds, which exert immunomodulatory, antitumor, and hepatoprotective effects. In this study, we examined the anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) activity of MSCE and low-molecular-weight lignin (LM-lignin), which is the active component responsible for the hepatoprotective effect of MSCE. Both MSCE and LM-lignin inhibited the entry of two HCV pseudovirus (HCVpv) types into Huh7.5.1 cells. LM-lignin inhibited HCVpv entry at a lower concentration than MSCE and inhibited the entry of HCV particles in cell culture (HCVcc). MSCE also inhibited HCV subgenome replication. LM-lignin had no effect on HCV replication, suggesting that MSCE contains additional active substances. We demonstrate here for the first time the anti-HCV effects of plant-derived LM-lignin and MSCE. The hepatoprotective effect of LM-lignin suggests that lignin derivatives, which can be produced in abundance from existing plant resources, may be effective in the treatment of HCV-related diseases. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Synthesis, Anti-HCV, Antioxidant and Reduction of Intracellular Reactive Oxygen Species Generation of a Chlorogenic Acid Analogue with an Amide Bond Replacing the Ester Bond.

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    Wang, Ling-Na; Wang, Wei; Hattori, Masao; Daneshtalab, Mohsen; Ma, Chao-Mei

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    Chlorogenic acid is a well known natural product with important bioactivities. It contains an ester bond formed between the COOH of caffeic acid and the 3-OH of quinic acid. We synthesized a chlorogenic acid analogue, 3α-caffeoylquinic acid amide, using caffeic and quinic acids as starting materials. The caffeoylquinc acid amide was found to be much more stable than chlorogenic acid and showed anti-Hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) activity with a potency similar to chlorogenic acid. The caffeoylquinc acid amide potently protected HepG2 cells against oxidative stress induced by tert-butyl hydroperoxide.

  4. EL LADO POSITIVO DEL PRESENTISMO

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    Lynn Fendler

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El presentismo es visto generalmente como un mal necesario en historiografía. Este artículo explora lo positivo de esta inevitabilidad. Aplicando un enfoque filosófico al análisis discursivo en la tradición de la nueva historia cultural, se distingue -de una parte- entre un uso estratégico del presentismo, y -de otra- un enfoque racionalista en historia. El artículo concluye considerando algunas implicaciones políticas en historiografía de las explicaciones racionalistas y de las explicaciones estratégicamente presentistas. Los modos de comprensión racionalistas inscriben las expectativas del pasado en las visiones del futuro; asignando al historiador el papel de profeta; y perpetuando nociones de agentes ahistóricos. En contraste, las historias estratégicamente presentistas incorporan una orientación que deliberadamente emplea las lentes y perspectivas del presente en orden a tener en cuenta supuestos y perspectivas actuales. Cuando las asunciones son examinadas en relación a las perspectivas presentistas, dichos presupuestos sueltan su rienda en el pensamiento. Dado que el presentismo es inevitable, no debe ser desestimado por completo, sino que debe ser una cuestión sondeada y examinada críticamente. Con dicho foco, el presentismo estratégico en la historiografía debe posibilitar una reflexión sobre los límites de lo que es posible pensar.

  5. [Prevalence of positive markers for hepatitis B (HBV Ags) and hepatitis C (Anti-HCV) in health personnel at the Social Security Institute of Mexico State and Municipalities].

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    González-Huezo, M S; Sánchez-Hernández, E; Camacho, M C; Mejia-López, M D; Rebollo-Vargas, J

    2010-01-01

    The prevalence of serum markers of viral hepatitis in health-care workers seems to be similar to that described in the general population, even though this group would appear at increased risk because exposure to potentially infectious material. There is scarce information available in Mexico in this regard. To define the prevalence of serum markers for hepatitis C (anti-HCV antibodies) and hepatitis B (hepatitis B surface antigen, HBsAg) in health-care workers at the Instituto de Seguridad Social del Estado de Mexico y Municipios (ISSEMYM) and to establish the presence of viremia in subjects with positive serum markers. Health-care workers from ISSEMyM with unknown hepatitis serologic status participated voluntarily in this trial. They completed a written questionnaire detailing potential risk factors for viral hepatitis and provided a blood sample. A total of 374 health-care workers were included. Seven subjects (1.8%) were positive, 5 for anti-HCV antibodies (1.3%) and 2 for HBsAg (0.5%). None of these subjects had detectable serum HCV RNA or HBV DNA on further testing. The frequency of positive serum markers for viral hepatitis in this group of healthcare workers is similar to the estimated prevalence among the general population in Mexico. No case of active infection defined by positive viremia was encountered in this group of subjects.

  6. Investigation of an algorithm for anti HCV EIA reactivity in blood donor screening in Turkey in the absence of nucleic acid amplification screening.

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    Karakoc, Ayse Esra; Berkem, Rukiye; Irmak, Hasan; Demiroz, Ali Pekcan; Yenicesu, Idil; Ertugrul, Nigar; Arslan, Önder; Kemahli, Sabri; Yilmaz, Sevinc; Ozcebe, Osman; Kara, Abdurrahman; Ozet, Gulsum; Acikgoz, Ziya Cibali; Acikgoz, Tulin

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    In this study we aimed to propose an algorithm for initial anti HCV EIA reactive blood donations in Turkey where nucleic acid amplification tests are not yet obligatory for donor screening. A total of 416 anti HCV screening test reactive donor samples collected from 13 blood centers from three cities in Turkey were tested in duplicate by Ortho HCV Ab Version 3.0 and Radim HCV Ab. All the repeat reactive samples were tested by INNO-LIA HCV Ab 3.0 or Chiron RIBA HCV 3.0 and Abbott Real Time HCV. Intra-assay correlations were calculated with Pearson r test. ROC analysis was used to study the relationship between EIA tests and the confirmatory tests. The number of repeat reactive results with Ortho EIA were 221 (53.1%) whereas that of microEIA, 62 (14.9%). Confirmed positivity rate was 14.6% (33/226) by RIBA and 10.6% (24/226) by NAT. Reactive PCR results were predicted with 100% sensitivity and 95% specificity with S/CO levels of 8.1 with Ortho EIA and 3.4 with microEIA. Repeat reactivity rates declined with a second HCV antibody assay. Samples repeat reactive with one HCV antibody test and negative with the other were all NAT negative. All the NAT reactive samples were RIBA positive. None of the RIBA indeterminate or negative samples were NAT reactive. Considering the threshold values for EIA kits determined by ROC analysis NAT was decided to be performed for the samples above the threshold value and a validated supplemental HCV antibody test for the samples below. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Comparison of a newly developed automated and quantitative hepatitis C virus (HCV) core antigen test with the HCV RNA assay for clinical usefulness in confirming anti-HCV results.

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    Kesli, Recep; Polat, Hakki; Terzi, Yuksel; Kurtoglu, Muhammet Guzel; Uyar, Yavuz

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    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a global health care problem. Diagnosis of HCV infection is mainly based on the detection of anti-HCV antibodies as a screening test with serum samples. Recombinant immunoblot assays are used as supplemental tests and for the final detection and quantification of HCV RNA in confirmatory tests. In this study, we aimed to compare the HCV core antigen test with the HCV RNA assay for confirming anti-HCV results to determine whether the HCV core antigen test may be used as an alternative confirmatory test to the HCV RNA test and to assess the diagnostic values of the total HCV core antigen test by determining the diagnostic specificity and sensitivity rates compared with the HCV RNA test. Sera from a total of 212 treatment-naive patients were analyzed for anti-HCV and HCV core antigen both with the Abbott Architect test and with the molecular HCV RNA assay consisting of a reverse transcription-PCR method as a confirmatory test. The diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of the HCV core antigen assay compared to the HCV RNA test were 96.3%, 100%, 100%, and 89.7%, respectively. The levels of HCV core antigen showed a good correlation with those from the HCV RNA quantification (r = 0.907). In conclusion, the Architect HCV antigen assay is highly specific, sensitive, reliable, easy to perform, reproducible, cost-effective, and applicable as a screening, supplemental, and preconfirmatory test for anti-HCV assays used in laboratory procedures for the diagnosis of hepatitis C virus infection.

  8. [Comparison of the performance of the ECLusys anti-HCV reagent with the Lumipulse f and HISCL 2000-i HCVAb assays].

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    Sugiura, Aya; Iwahara, Kunihiro; Suga, Yasuyuki; Uchiyama, Sachinori; Maekawa, Masato

    2012-09-01

    We compared the ECLusys Anti-HCV (ECL) reagent to the Lumipulse f (LPf) and HISCL (HIS) HCV assays. In a correlation test using 210 routine clinical specimens measured using the Lumipulse method (96 positive and 114 negative), most of the results were consistent for all specimens. In a dilution sensitivity test using three different routine positive specimens, the ECL assay enabled detection at higher levels of sensitivity than either the LPf or the HIS assay. Moreover, when the distribution of the cut-off index (C.O.I.) values of the routine LPf negative specimens were compared to those on the ECL and HIS assays, it was found that on the ECL assay, most of the specimens had cut-off index values < 0.1, indicating a more clear-cut distribution. In a specificity test using high RF positive specimens(n = 33), pregnancy specimens (n = 35), cytomegalovirus (CMV) antibody positive specimens (n = 36), and high M protein positive specimens (n = 21), the ECL assay yielded positive results for a CMV antibody positive specimen and three high M protein positive specimens. Further testing using samples from the same patients collected on different days than these four samples resulted in a second positive result for the CMV positive specimen, and single antigen measurement yielded a Core/NS3 positive result, as well, suggesting past infection. However, since negative results were obtained for the three M protein positive specimens, the possibility of this being a ECLusys non-specific reaction could not be ruled out. The above results confirmed that the ECL assay provides superior fundamental performance, and possesses test performance nearly identical to that of the existing measurement methods that are widely used at a large number of facilities, and would therefore be a suitable assay for use in routine HCV antibody screening.

  9. Reflexiones sobre el apoyo conductual positivo

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    Sebastià FORTEZA BAUZÁ

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El Apoyo Conductual Positivo (ACP representa un movimiento científico que une dos líneas de trabajo, una bajo el Análisis Conductual Aplicado y otra de carácter teórico que recoge valores y conceptos descritos y desarrollados en el campo de las discapacidades intelectuales. En sus inicios fue una intervención ante las conductas problemáticas con procedimientos positivos en contraposición al abuso de prácticas negativas (aversivas. Paso a paso, se comprobó que las técnicas positivas necesitaban ser aplicadas de forma preventiva y proactiva para educar y reforzar habilidades cuya equivalencia funcional fuera la misma que motivaba las conductas problemáticas. Por último, se introdujeron claves de la línea teórica y del contexto, como calidad, normalización, valores, etcétera. Hoy el ACP ha trascendido su primer cometido y es una forma de trabajar en cualquier servicio independientemente de que haya o no conductas problemáticas, más aún, está siendo aplicado en contextos escolares,judiciales y de tercera edad. Ahora bien, el ACP tiene bastantes desafíos, entre otros la definición operativa de los conceptos que caen bajo la vertiente teórica y su desarrollo discriminativo. Por otra parte, para algunos, el abuso del discurso en relación con la falta de concreción operativa y el uso de conceptos indiscutibles (que nadie pondría en duda, como el de positivo representa un peligro a la credibilidad científica del ACP.

  10. Direct anti-HCV agents

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    Xingquan Zhang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Unlike human immunodeficiency virus (HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV, hepatitis C virus (HCV infection is a curable disease. Current direct antiviral agent (DAA targets are focused on HCV NS3/4A protein (protease, NS5B protein (polymerase and NS5A protein. The first generation of DAAs includes boceprevir and telaprevir, which are protease inhibitors and were approved for clinical use in 2011. The cure rate for genotype 1 patients increased from 45% to 70% when boceprevir or telaprevir was added to standard PEG-IFN/ribavirin. More effective and less toxic second generation DAAs supplanted these drugs by 2013. The second generation of DAAs includes sofosbuvir (Sovaldi, simeprevir (Olysio, and fixed combination medicines Harvoni and Viekira Pak. These drugs increase cure rates to over 90% without the need for interferon and effectively treat all HCV genotypes. With these drugs the “cure HCV” goal has become a reality. Concerns remain about drug resistance mutations and the high cost of these drugs. The investigation of new HCV drugs is progressing rapidly; fixed dose combination medicines in phase III clinical trials include Viekirax, asunaprevir+daclatasvir+beclabuvir, grazoprevir+elbasvir and others.

  11. Stable replication of the EBNA1/OriP-mediated baculovirus vector and its application to anti-HCV gene therapy

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    Chang Myint OO

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hepatitis C virus (HCV is one of the main causes of liver-related morbidity and mortality. Although combined interferon-α-ribavirin therapy is effective for about 50% of the patients with HCV, better therapies are needed and preventative vaccines have yet to be developed. Short-hairpin RNAs (shRNAs inhibit gene expression by RNA interference. The application of transient shRNA expression is limited, however, due to the inability of the shRNA to replicate in mammalian cells and its inefficient transduction. The duration of transgene (shRNA expression in mammalian cells can be significantly extended using baculovirus-based shRNA-expressing vectors that contain the latent viral protein Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen 1 (EBNA1 and the origin of latent viral DNA replication (OriP sequences. These recombinant vectors contain compatible promoters and are highly effective for infecting primary hepatocyte and hepatoma cell lines, making them very useful tools for studies of hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses. Here, we report the use of these baculovirus-based vector-derived shRNAs to inhibit core-protein expression in full-length hepatitis C virus (HCV replicon cells. Results We constructed a long-term transgene shRNA expression vector that contains the EBV EBNA1 and OriP sequences. We also designed baculovirus vector-mediated shRNAs against the highly conserved core-protein region of HCV. HCV core protein expression was inhibited by the EBNA1/OriP baculovirus vector for at least 14 days, which was considerably longer than the 3 days of inhibition produced by the wild-type baculovirus vector. Conclusion These findings indicate that we successfully constructed a long-term transgene (shRNA expression vector (Ac-EP-shRNA452 using the EBNA1/OriP system, which was propagated in Escherichia coli and converted into mammalian cells. The potential anti-HCV activity of the long-term transgene (shRNA expression vector was evaluated with the view

  12. Carcinoma de células renais em bovinos

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    Ricardo B. Lucena

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    Full Text Available Foram encontrados nove casos de carcinoma de células renais em uma pesquisa de 586 tumores em bovinos provenientes de 6.706 necropsias realizadas nessa espécie num período de 45 anos (1964-2008. Seis bovinos morreram por complicações do tumor e três foram achados incidentais. Os bovinos acometidos por carcinoma de células renais demonstraram os seguintes sinais clínicos: perda de peso (5 casos, massas abdominais palpáveis (4 casos, dificuldade respiratória (4 casos, tosse (4 casos, hiporexia (3 casos, anorexia (2 casos, dor abdominal (2 casos e febre (1 caso. Os sinais clínicos observados estavam relacionados ao comprometimento induzido pelas metástases, que foram observadas nos nove casos. As metástases foram observadas nos linfonodos abdominais, superfícies serosas, fígado e pulmão. Dois bovinos tinham tumor renal bilateral. Microscopicamente, foi observado o padrão tubular, sólido e um misto de sólido e tubular e tubulopapilífero. O tipo celular eosinofílico foi predominante, apenas um tumor sólido era constituído basicamente por células claras. Reação cirrosa variou de discreta à acentuada. Corpora amylaceae foi um achado comum. Todos os tumores marcaram positivamente para citoceratina AE1/AE3 com diferentes graus de intensidade. A imunomarcação para CD10 foi observada em todos os casos testados. CD10 marcou intensamente no CCR de células claras, nos demais a marcação foi observada de forma isolada e menos intensa. Três tumores marcaram de forma isolada e discreta para o anticorpo anti-PAX-2. A avaliação foi negativa para citoceratina 34β12, c-KIT (CD117, S-100, cromogranina A e apoproteína A surfactante. Os resultados obtidos indicam que CCR são incomuns em bovinos no Sul do Brasil com uma média de 1.3 casos para cada mil necropsias realizadas e que o anticorpo anti-CD10 é útil no diagnóstico de CCR em bovinos.

  13. Low prevalence of hepatitis B and C among tuberculosis patients in Duhok Province, Kurdistan: Are HBsAg and anti-HCV prerequisite screening parameters in tuberculosis control program?

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    Muayad A Merza

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    Full Text Available Objective/background: Viral hepatitis, particularly hepatitis B virus (HBV and hepatitis C virus (HCV, infections and tuberculosis (TB are a global public health concern. Co-infection with HBV or HCV among TB patients may potentiate the risk of hepatotoxicity induced by anti-TB drugs. Hence, the aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of HBV and HCV among TB patients included in the Duhok National Tuberculosis Program (NTP. Methods: The Duhok NTP Center is a specialized institution in Duhok City, Iraq, concerned with management and follow-up of TB patients. A cross-sectional study was conducted at the center between June 2015 and May 2016. All documented TB patients were analyzed on the basis of socio-demographic and other characteristics. Thereafter, all patients underwent screening for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg, anti-HCV, and anti-HIV using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA. The results obtained were analyzed by entering the data in binary format into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. A p value of <.05 was considered to be statistically significant. Results: Two-hundred fourteen documented TB patients were recruited in this study, with 127 (59.3% males and 87 (40.7% females. The mean age of the patients was 40.34 years (±20.29. Of the total number of patients, four cases (1.8% were HBsAg-positive and one case (0.9% was positive for anti-HCV. The variables significantly associated with HBV were history of surgical dental procedure [odds ratio (OR, 0.04; 95% confidence interval (CI, −0.01 to 0.04; p = .03], and nationality (OR, 13.67; 95% CI, 0.46–210.85; p = .007. Conclusion: The prevalence of HBV and HCV co-infection among TB patients in this study was low. This may be explained by the low rate of blood transfusion among the patients, the very low prevalence of HIV infections in Kurdistan, the negative history of injection drug use, and adherence to universal infection-control measures, including vaccination for HBV

  14. Low prevalence of hepatitis B and C among tuberculosis patients in Duhok Province, Kurdistan: Are HBsAg and anti-HCV prerequisite screening parameters in tuberculosis control program?

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    Merza, Muayad A; Haji, Safer M; Alsharafani, Abid Mohialdeen Hasan; Muhammed, Shivan U

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    Viral hepatitis, particularly hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), infections and tuberculosis (TB) are a global public health concern. Co-infection with HBV or HCV among TB patients may potentiate the risk of hepatotoxicity induced by anti-TB drugs. Hence, the aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of HBV and HCV among TB patients included in the Duhok National Tuberculosis Program (NTP). The Duhok NTP Center is a specialized institution in Duhok City, Iraq, concerned with management and follow-up of TB patients. A cross-sectional study was conducted at the center between June 2015 and May 2016. All documented TB patients were analyzed on the basis of socio-demographic and other characteristics. Thereafter, all patients underwent screening for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), anti-HCV, and anti-HIV using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The results obtained were analyzed by entering the data in binary format into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. A p value of Kurdistan, the negative history of injection drug use, and adherence to universal infection-control measures, including vaccination for HBV. Both history of dental intervention and belonging to a Syrian population were independent risk factors for HBV/TB co-infection. Copyright © 2016 Asian-African Society for Mycobacteriology. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Los refuerzos positivos en el aula de infantil

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    Este estudio ha sido realizado con el fin de analizar si el refuerzo positivo es un medio adecuado, o no para producir un mejor ambiente de trabajo en el aula de infantil, y si puede producir mejores resultados académicos, es decir, si puede mejorar el proceso de enseñanza – aprendizaje. Para poder contestar a esta cuestión vamos a analizar determinadas teorías e hipótesis relacionadas con este tema. Además vamos a poner en práctica una serie de actividades prácticas relacionadas con este ...

  16. El diagnóstico positivo de autismo infantil

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    Se revisan los límites del síndrome autístico y la evolución del concepto de autismo infantil desde Kanner hasta las clasificaciones psiquiátricas más recientes. Se informan los resultados de nuestras investigaciones en el diagnóstico positivo del autismo infantil. La anamnesis remota es de poco valor, más relevantes para el diagnóstico constituyen el examen del paciente en el presente y las escalas de cuantificación del autismo (las cuales son de utilidad en el diagnóstico diferencial entre ...

  17. Study of dermatoses in kidney transplant patients Estudo das dermatoses em pacientes transplantados renais

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    Alexandre Moretti de Lima

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The increasing in the number of kidney transplant recipients has favored, more frequently than before, the emergence of dermatoses and warranted their study through subsequent publications. OBJECTIVES: to evaluate the frequency of dermatoses in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: kidney transplant recipients with suspected dermatoses between March 1st 2009 and June 30th 2010. RESULTS: 53 patients (28 males and 25 females, aged between 22 and 69 (mean age = 45 years were evaluated. Most of them came from the cities of Ceilândia, Samambaia and São Sebastião/DF, and had already been transplanted for 5 to 10 years before (37.7%; 62.3% were recipients of living donors and 83% were prednisone-treated. The most prevalent dermatoses were of fungal (45.3% and viral (39.6% etiologies. Among the non-melanoma malignant neoplasms, the basal cell carcinoma prevailed (six cases, in spite of the low incidence. Concerning fungal dermatoses, 12 cases of onychomycosis, five of pityriasis versicolor and four of pityrosporum folliculitis were reported. For diagnosis, in most cases (64.2%, laboratory examinations (mycological and histopathological were performed. CONCLUSION: cutaneous manifestations in kidney transplant recipients are generally secondary to immunosuppression. The infectious dermatoses, especially those of fungal origin, are frequently found in kidney transplant recipients and their occurrence increases progressively according to the time elapsed from the transplantation, which makes follow-up important. FUNDAMENTOS: o crescente aumento do número dos transplantados renais tem favorecido o aparecimento mais frequente das dermatoses e permitido o estudo em sucessivos trabalhos. OBJETIVOS: avaliar a frequência das dermatoses em pacientes transplantados renais. MÉTODOS: captação de pacientes transplantados renais durante o período de 1° de março de 2009 a 30 de junho de 2010 com suspeita de dermatoses. RESULTADOS : foram

  18. Relacionamentos de Marketing em Empresas Varejistas: Aspectos Positivos e Negativos

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    Cléria Donizete da Silva Lourenço

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é compreender as relações de trocas comerciais sob a ótica dos clientes, funcionários e proprietários de empresas varejistas. A pesquisa, de natureza qualitativa, foi feita utilizando-se como método a etnografia. Os dados foram coletados em cinco empresas varejistas de um município de pequeno porte no Sul de Minas Gerais – um supermercado, uma farmácia, uma panificadora, um posto de combustíveis e uma loja de hortifrutigranjeiros – durante o período de um ano (dez/2008 a dez/2009. A observação participante e a entrevista em profundidade foram utilizadas como técnicas de coleta de dados. Para tratamento dos mesmos, utilizou-se a análise de conteúdo. Por meio da análise empreendida, identificou-se que os relacionamentos de marketing são compostos tanto por aspectos positivos quanto negativos. Contudo, os aspectos positivos são predominantes, especialmente pelo fato de que o cultivo de relacionamentos nas empresas varejistas analisadas é uma ocorrência natural, podendo, portanto, ser caracterizado como “genuíno”. Em termos teóricos, uma das principais descobertas feitas nesta pesquisa é que o relacionamento de marketing pode trazer também implicações negativas para as empresas confirmando as descobertas de Grayson and Ambler (1999 quando eles afirmam que o marketing de relacionamento pode trazer benefícios, mas também desvantagens inerentes. Em termos gerenciais, há que se ressaltar o papel fundamental que os funcionários exercem na construção de relacionamentos duradouros. Sendo assim, maior atenção deveria ser dispensada ao desenvolvimento de habilidades de relacionamentos daqueles que estão face a face com o cliente. DOI: 10.5585/remark.v12i3.2513

  19. Aspectos Ginecológicos e Hormonais de Pacientes Nefropatas e Transplantadas Renais

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    Danitza Thomazi Gassen

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A prevalência de disfunção ovariana é alta em mulheres com doença renal crônica e parece resultar da disfunção em diversos níveis do eixo hipotálamo-hipófise-ovariano (HHO. Estas pacientes costumam apresentar ciclos irregulares, amenorréia, atraso no desenvolvimento puberal e baixa estatura. No entanto, em pacientes transplantadas renais, há uma melhora da função do eixo HHO, incluindo a melhora da fertilidade. Por isso, a contracepção após o transplante é importante e deve ter uma abordagem especializada. Ao prescrever um método contraceptivo, deve-se levar em conta a vulnerabilidade do órgão transplantado, os efeitos adversos, as interações medicamentosas, seus potenciais benefícios e malefícios e a condição clínica da paciente. O objetivo dessa revisão foi avaliar o eixo HHO das pacientes com doença renal crônica (DRC ou transplante renal, bem como as peculiaridades da contracepção, uso de drogas e avaliação do colo uterino nessas pacientes.

  20. Qualidade de vida em transplantados renais: importância do enxerto funcionante

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    Zélia Zilda Lourenço de Camargo Bittencourt

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Medidas objetivas de avaliação de qualidade de vida vêm aumentando em importância como adjuvante da análise de intervenções terapêuticas. Com o objetivo de analisar a qualidade de vida em pacientes renais crônicos transplantados, com enxerto funcionante ou que retornaram para tratamento dialítico, foi utilizada a versão em português do World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-Bref. Foram estudados 132 pacientes, submetidos ao transplante renal, divididos em dois grupos: grupo I, 100 pacientes com enxerto funcionante e grupo II, 32 pacientes que perderam a função do enxerto e retornaram para tratamento dialítico. A avaliação dos diferentes itens do WHOQOL-Bref mostrou uma melhor qualidade de vida para os pacientes com enxerto funcionante nos domínios físico e psicológico, mas não nos domínios de relações sociais e de meio ambiente, valores estes confirmados pela avaliação das questões gerais. Esse instrumento de avaliação mostrou-se eficaz, pois privilegia a opinião dos pacientes, permitindo uma abordagem multidisciplinar do problema.

  1. El diagnóstico positivo de autismo infantil

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    Juana Velázquez Argota

    1996-08-01

    Full Text Available Se revisan los límites del síndrome autístico y la evolución del concepto de autismo infantil desde Kanner hasta las clasificaciones psiquiátricas más recientes. Se informan los resultados de nuestras investigaciones en el diagnóstico positivo del autismo infantil. La anamnesis remota es de poco valor, más relevantes para el diagnóstico constituyen el examen del paciente en el presente y las escalas de cuantificación del autismo (las cuales son de utilidad en el diagnóstico diferencial entre el trastorno autístico tipo Kanner y los trastornos autísticos atípicos. Las pruebas de inteligencia standard se deben aplicar según el nivel de funcionamiento del paciente y si no clasificara es más bien por el bajo cociente de inteligencia que por su comportamiento autístico. El clínico debería tener presente la posibilidad del diagnóstico de autismo cuando examina niños pequeños con problemas de desarrollo y utilizar escalas de síntomas autísticos adecuados a los primeros años de vida. Se recomienda el uso de la prueba de Bo Olsson en el diagnóstico diferencial de autismo de Kanner, síndrome de Rett y daño cerebral temprano en la etapa preescolar.The limits of the austistic syndrome as well as the evolution of the infantile autism concept since Kanner to the latest psychiatric classifications are reviewed. The results of our research on the positive diagnosis of infantile autism are reported. The patient's medical examination and the autism quantification scales (useful for the diferential diagnosis between the Kanner type autistic disorder and the atypical autistic disorders are more important for the diagnosis than the remote anamnesis, which is of little value. The standard intelligence test should be applied according to the patients functioning level and if he would not classify it would be because of his low intelligence quotient and not because of his autistic behaviour. The clinician should take into account the

  2. O uso de fitoterápicos orientais nas lesões renais: revisão integrativa

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    G. KUBA

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO As disfunções renais constituem um problema de saúde global com alta prevalência e custos com internações hospitalares. A fitoterapia chinesa possui tradição milenar na prevenção e tratamento dessas disfunções e conta com o incentivo da OMS às práticas integrativas e complementares; o número de pesquisas experimentais cresceu substancialmente. Esta revisão tem como objetivo levantar os estudos que relacionem o tratamento das disfunções renais com fórmulas fitoterápicas pertencentes à medicina tradicional chinesa; identificar os modelos de lesão renal adotados, as ervas e as doses empregadas, bem como a eficácia do tratamento. Os artigos foram selecionados nas bases Pubmed e Lilacs com os seguintes termos: medicina tradicional chinesa, rim, e erva, em modelos animais no período de 10 anos. Foram selecionados 12 estudos sendo que em 11 o fitoterápico conseguiu prevenir ou melhorar a lesão renal; em 6 estudos foram utilizadas fórmulas contendo associação de plantas; e em outros 6, o medicamento alopático foi o controle. Os modelos de lesão mais utilizados foram de nefrectomia e nefrotoxicidade enquanto a administração foi a via gavagem. A fitoterapia pode atuar como terapia complementar no tratamento das lesões renais, possui baixo custo e pode ser associado a intervenções alopáticas. Porém, é preciso conhecer profundamente os riscos, as possíveis interações, a toxicidade, e os mecanismos de ação, além dos possíveis efeitos adversos do uso dessas ervas.

  3. Hipertrofia gengival em transplantados renais Cyclosporine induced gingival hyperplasia in kidney transplants

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    Paulo Roberto Torrezan

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os fatores associados ao crescimento gengival excessivo em transplantados renais. MÉTODOS: A pesquisa foi realizada no Hospital Cajuru de Curitiba, no período de abril a outubro de 2002, com a participação de 60 transplantados renais, em uso diário de ciclosporina e com pelo menos um segmento dentário. O protocolo de ensaio foi observacional transversal. O exame odontológico dos indivíduos consistiu da avaliação dos segmentos dentários com verificação do grau de crescimento da gengiva e do índice de placa bacteriana. Todos os participantes preencheram questionário com dados relacionados ao transplante renal, realizaram coleta de material para controle do nível sérico de ciclosporina e foram avaliados quanto ao peso e altura. Na comparação dos resultados de amostras categóricas, utilizou-se o teste do Qui-quadrado e a correlação de classes de Spearman. O teste t foi aplicado na comparação das variáveis contínuas. RESULTADOS: Em pacientes tratados somente com ciclosporina, 47,2% não apresentavam alterações da gengiva, enquanto 52,8% cursaram com crescimento gengival, sendo 30,6% com grau > 2. Nos pacientes tratados com ciclosporina e nifedipina, notou-se que 29,2% tinham gengiva normal e 70,8% apresentaram crescimento gengival, sendo que em 45,8% o comprometimento foi grau > 2. Não foi observada diferença significativa dos resultados entre os gêneros masculino e feminino. Foi encontrada correlação positiva entre o índice de placa bacteriana e o volume gengival (r = 0,3295; pOBJECTIVE: Assess the influence of cyclosporine on the gingival growth of 60 patients with kidney transplant through a research carried out at the Hospital Cajuru in Curitiba, (April to October of 2002. METHODS: Regardless of age, gender, ethnic or social condition, all patients received cyclosporine daily and had, at least, one dental segment. They monthly returned to the Hospital for medical control and for several

  4. Diagnósticos de enfermagem identificados em pacientes transplantados renais de um hospital de ensino

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    Michelle Soares Josino da Silva

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O transplante de órgãos constitui uma última esperança de sucesso na recuperação de doenças em estágio terminal. AEnfermagem participa de forma atuante desde a captação do órgão até as consultas no ambulatório após o transplante,exigindo pessoal capacitado. Esse trabalho tem por objetivos identificar os principais diagnósticos de enfermagem empacientes transplantados renais, em uma unidade de internação de um hospital de ensino no município de Fortaleza-Ce, epropor intervenções baseadas nas reais necessidades desses pacientes. Estudo descritivo-exploratório, de naturezaqualitativa. A população foi constituída por pacientes transplantados em pós-operatório mediato e com complicações póstransplante,sendo a amostra de doze pacientes. A coleta dos dados ocorreu através da aplicação de um histórico deenfermagem e para a análise foi abordada a seqüência das etapas do PE, utilizando-se a taxonomia II da NANDA. Foramidentificados dezessete diagnósticos de enfermagem, o que permitiu a elaboração de intervenções baseadas nas reaisnecessidades desses pacientes. Acreditamos que, as intervenções sugeridas fundamentadas com referencial teórico, serão desuma importância para a prática dos enfermeiros que trabalham nessa área, e principalmente no hospital em questão.

  5. Manifestações renais na síndrome de Joubert Renal symptoms in the Joubert syndrome

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    Ana Paula Weiss

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO:Descrever o caso clínico de paciente com Síndrome de Joubert associada a alterações renais. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Paciente de dois meses de idade admitida com quadro hipotonia e hiperpneia. Ao exame físico, observaram-se, além da respiração irregular, movimentos oculares anormais e hipertensão arterial; não se evidenciaram alterações na ausculta cardíaca e pulmonar. Durante investigação clínico-laboratorial inicial, as causas cardíacas e pulmonares foram descartadas. Aventaram-se hipóteses diagnósticas de patologias neurológicas com doença renal. Os exames laboratoriais mostraram presença de alcalose respiratória, acidose metabólica e hipercalemia, com função renal normal. A ressonância magnética evidenciou alterações neurológicas compatíveis com "sinal do dente molar", quadro frequentemente associada à Sindrome de Joubert. Levando-se em consideração a associação dessa síndrome com alterações renais, a investigação nefrológica demonstrou imagens císticas em parênquima renal. COMENTÁRIOS: Patologias cardíacas e pulmonares estão frequentemente associadas a manifestações clínicas como taquipneia e distúrbios metabólicos. Entretanto, pode ser necessária uma investigação neurológica porque diversas doenças que acometem o sistema nervoso central apresentam tais alterações. A associação entre alterações renais e malformações de sistema nervoso central é frequente em diversos processos sindrômicos, justificando-se a sua investigação. A Síndrome de Joubert e as desordens a ela relacionadas caracterizam-se por aplasia do vermix cerebelar, ataxia, movimentos oculares anormais, respiração irregular e retardo do desenvolvimento neuropsicomotor. As alterações renais mais comuns são os cistos renais e a nefronoftise, que pode progredir para doença renal terminal.OBJECTIVE:To describe the case of a patient with Joubert syndrome associated with renal impairments. CASE

  6. Los sistemas positivos en la Ingeniería Positive systems in Engineering

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    Andrés Quintero Zea

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas positivos son sistemas en los que las variables de estado sólo toman valores positivos o no negativos. En este artículo de revisión se describe este tipo de sistemas por medio del establecimiento de sus principales propiedades estructurales y la exposición de algunas de sus aplicaciones.Positive systems are systems in which the state variables are always positive or non negative in value. In this review paper, we describe such systems through the establishment of its main structural properties and the exposure of some of its applications.

  7. Carcinoma de Células Renais com Envolvimento Venoso Renal Cell Carcinoma with Venous Involvement

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    Sérgio Pereira

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O Carcinoma de Células Renais (CCR representa 3% das neoplasias em adultos. É uma das neoplasias urológicas mais letais, com uma mortalidade específica de 40%. A invasão parietal ou a presença de trombo tumoral na veia cava inferior acontece em 4% a 10% dos doentes (= T3b com sobrevida estimada aos cinco anos entre 40% e 60%. A única estratégia curativa é a exérese em bloco do trombo tumoral e do rim. Material e Métodos: Avaliámos retrospectivamente os processos clínicos, incluindo dados imagiológicos e histopatol��gicos, de todos os doentes com CCR submetidos a nefrectomia radical entre 2008 e 2009 na nossa instituição. Resultados: Foi identificado o envolvimento venoso em 10,1% dos doentes (sete em 69, com idade média de 58 anos (32-72. Seis (85,7% apresentavam invasão da veia renal, quatro (57,1% trombo tumoral na veia renal e 3 (42,9% trombo tumoral na veia cava (dois no nível II e um no nível I. A três destes doentes foi realizada cavotomia com excisão do trombo, sem complicações. Um doente abandonou o seguimento médico; dois doentes faleceram no pós-operatório imediato ou precoce (três a sete dias; um doente faleceu por progressão da doença sistémica; os restantes três apresentam progressão da doença. Conclusões: O CCR acompanhado por trombo tumoral na veia cava apresenta uma história natural pouco favorável, mas que pode ser drasticamente alterada se a atitude cirúrgica for agressiva e completa. A constituição de equipas multidisciplinares é fundamental.Introduction: Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC accounts for 3% of adult carcinomas. It is one of the most deadly urological cancers with disease specific mortality of 40%. Venous wall invasion or tumor thrombus is seen in 4% to 10% of patients (= T3b, with 5 years survival from 40% to 60%. The only curative treatment is tumor thrombus and kidney en bloc removal. Materials and Methods: All the clinical, radiological and pathological data

  8. Comportamiento organizacional positivo: las implicaciones del engagement en el entorno laboral

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    Mercedes Almeida Quezada

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio aborda el concepto de Comportamiento Organizacional Positivo como herramienta para potencializar las habilidades de los colaboradores dentro de una organización. Desde una perspectiva teórica, tiene como Objetivo analizar el constructo del engagement como elemento generador de compromiso y buen ambiente laboral. Profundizando en el documento, se describen las aristas que, llevadas a la práctica, permitirán una correcta ejecución de este modelo, repercutiendo de esta forma en resultados anuales positivos y en el aumento de la productividad. Colaboradores engaged son sinónimos de un buen provenir empresarial; el éxito radicará en los índices de motivación de cada uno de los miembros que componen la organización.

  9. Comportamiento organizacional positivo: las implicaciones del engagement en el entorno laboral

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    El presente estudio aborda el concepto de Comportamiento Organizacional Positivo como herramienta para potencializar las habilidades de los colaboradores dentro de una organización. Desde una perspectiva teórica, tiene como Objetivo analizar el constructo del engagement como elemento generador de compromiso y buen ambiente laboral. Profundizando en el documento, se describen las aristas que, llevadas a la práctica, permitirán una correcta ejecución de este modelo, repercutiendo de esta forma ...

  10. Relações entre afetos positivos e negativos e os cinco fatores de personalidade

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    Ana Paula Porto Noronha

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available ResumoA presente pesquisa tem como objetivo verificar a existência de associações entre afetos positivos e negativos e os fatores de personalidade, sob a perspectiva do modelo dos Cinco Grandes Fatores. Colaboraram para o desenvolvimento do estudo 529 estudantes do Ensino Médio de escolas públicas e particulares com idades entre 14 a 27 anos (M = 16,0; DP = 1,48. No que se refere ao sexo 223 (42,2% eram homens e 306 (57,8%, mulheres. Foram aplicadas a Escala de Afetos Zanon (EAZ e a Bateria Fatorial de Personalidade (BFP. Dentre os resultados, a relação entre o fator neuroticismo e os afetos negativos gerou o coeficiente mais forte (r = 0,62. Em relação aos afetos positivos, a maior correlação se deu com o fator extroversão (r = 0,42. Verificou-se que neuroticismo é o melhor preditor dos afetos negativos, enquanto que extroversão dos afetos positivos. Os achados são discutidos à luz da literatura.

  11. Impacto de las redes sociales e internet en la adolescencia: aspectos positivos y negativos

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    2015-01-01

    Este artículo presenta una revisión teórica del impacto, tanto positivo como negativo, de las redes sociales en los adoles- centes y de la relación directa entre esto y el uso o abuso de las nuevas tecnologías. A su vez, se establece el vínculo entre las formas de utilizarlas y las características psicológi- cas individuales, los desarrollos previos de personalidad y el control parental. Se toma como punto de partida el desa- rrollo adolescente asociado a la construcción de la identidad juven...

  12. Fibrosis pulmonar asociada a vasculitis con anticuerpos anticitoplasmáticos positivos

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    Las complicaciones pulmonares más conocidas de las vasculitis con anticuerpos anticitoplasmáticos de los neutrófilos (ANCA) positivos (VAA), son la hemorragia alveolar, los granulomas y la estenosis de la vía aérea. En los últimos años han aparecido algunos informes aislados que muestran la asociación con fibrosis pulmonar (FP), sugiriendo que ésta sería otra complicación de las VAA. En este trabajo informamos dos casos con dicha asociación describiendo sus características clínicas, tomográfi...

  13. MODELOS DE LIDERAZGO POSITIVO: MARCO TEÓRICO Y LÍNEAS DE INVESTIGACIÓN

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    Javier Blanch, Francisco Gil

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es doble, en primer lugar, se define el marco teórico del liderazgo positivo así como las razones de su aparición. Este surge vinculado al paradigma de la psicología organizacional positiva, en cuyo ámbito, se han desarrollado las diferentes formas de liderazgo que lo integran (i.e. transformacional, de servicio, espiritual, auténtico y positivo. Aunque el constructo no parece unívocamente delimitado, los diferentes tipos que se incluyen bajo esta denominaciónpresentan una gran afinidad y elementos comunes. En segundo lugar, se revisan aspectos prácticos vinculados a la investigación empírica que constatan el impacto de este tipo de liderazgo en las organizaciones y se subraya la relación entre estas formas de liderazgo y variables organizacionales positivas. Finalmente, se analizan futuras líneas de investigación para el desarrollo de este marco conceptual.

  14. Discursos sobre la responsabilidad sexual en hombres VIH-positivos que tienen sexo con hombres

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    Percy Fernández-Dávila

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: Entre los hombres VIH-positivos que tienen sexo con hombres (HSH VIH-positivos se vienen reportando elevadas tasas de prácticas sexuales de riesgo, lo que lleva a preguntarnos sobre las ideas del cuidado sexual que existen en este colectivo para evitar la transmisión y/o reinfección del VIH y otras ITS. Este estudio buscó comprender los discursos que sobre la responsabilidad sexual tienen es- tos hombres. Método: Se realizó un estudio cualitativo. Participaron 78 hombres (27-65 años, 35 en entrevistas individuales y 43 en cinco grupos de discusión, en las ciudades de Barcelona, Madrid y Palma de Mallorca, entre 2007 y 2008. Se estableció como criterio de selección que hubieran transcurrido 18 meses desde el diagnóstico del VIH. El enfoque utilizado para analizar los datos fue la Teoría Fundamentada. Resultados: Entre los participantes se diferenciaron tres tipos de discurso respecto a la responsabilidad sexual: (1 Responsabilidad única: el sujeto seropositivo es el que debe cuidarse para cuidar a otros. Se fundamenta en un posicionamiento ético (altruista en el que el deber y la obligación por proteger a los otros está por encima de todo. (2 Responsabilidad compartida: ambas partes deciden y/o consienten tener una relación sexual de riesgo aunque los que esgrimen este discurso en la práctica terminen asumiendo toda la carga de la responsabilidad. Y (3 Responsabilidad individual: cada uno vela por el cuidado de sí mismo, aunque el tipo de vínculo emocional con otras personas podría afectar la decisión de cuidarse o no (existe algún tipo de compromiso de proteger a alguien cuando se siente algo por esa persona. Conclusiones: La conducta de cuidado sexual de los HSH VIH-positivos estuvo orientaba en base a los tres discursos sobre la responsabilidad. Estos discursos estuvieron influenciados por diversos factores: conciencia moral, el contexto sexual, el tipo de pareja sexual y el revelamiento del seroestatus.

  15. Impacto de las redes sociales e internet en la adolescencia: aspectos positivos y negativos

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    L. Elías Arab, Dr.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una revisión teórica del impacto, tanto positivo como negativo, de las redes sociales en los adoles- centes y de la relación directa entre esto y el uso o abuso de las nuevas tecnologías. A su vez, se establece el vínculo entre las formas de utilizarlas y las características psicológi- cas individuales, los desarrollos previos de personalidad y el control parental. Se toma como punto de partida el desa- rrollo adolescente asociado a la construcción de la identidad juvenil en el contexto de un nuevo paradigma comunica- cional (cibercomunicación, donde el límite entre lo públi- co y lo privado se torna cada vez más difuso. Se expone la terminología propia de las redes sociales y se pone énfasis en las estrategias de supervisión y control adulto. Se deta- llan los aspectos positivos que las nuevas tecnologías ofre- cen (diversas oportunidades de aprendizaje, entretención, socialización, desarrollo de habilidades, creatividad y me- jora de la motivación al aprendizaje especialmente en ado- lescentes, entre otros y los aspectos negativos asociados (distanciamiento afectivo, pérdida de límites en la comuni- cación y pérdida de la capacidad de escucha, entre otros. Este artículo destaca la necesidad de entregar y estimular modelos de comunicación social reales y una educación en el uso de las nuevas tecnologías. El objetivo es actualizar y orientar a profesionales de la salud sobre los aspectos posi- tivos y/o negativos de las redes sociales en los adolescentes.

  16. Alterações renais nas doenças falciformes Renal abnormalities in sickle cell disease

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    Isis Q. Magalhães

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available A doença falciforme associa-se a anormalidades renais estruturais glomerulares e tubulares, alterações hemodinâmicas e da síntese dos hormônios renais (eritropoetina, renina e prostaglandinas. Estas se iniciam na infância, em conseqüência da anemia crônica, fluxo sangüíneo aumentado, e eventos de veno-oclusão intraparenquimatosos, principalmente na medular renal. Na doença SS, a taxa de filtração glomerular encontra-se elevada desde os primeiros anos de vida e decresce com a idade. Decorrente de anormalidade tubular distal está a hipostenúria com as manifestações clínicas de poliúria, noctúria, enurese e susceptibilidade a desidratação, diminuição da capacidade de acidificar urina e excretar potássio. As anormalidades de túbulo proximal se traduzem por secreção aumentada de creatinina e ácido úrico, reabsorção aumentada de fosfatos e b2-microglobulina. A hipersecreção de creatinina superestima a taxa de filtração glomerular (FG, tornando o clearance de creatinina impróprio como detector precoce da deterioração da função renal. A proteinúria ocorre em 29%-50% dos pacientes acima de 10 anos de idade; 2/3 destes evoluem para insuficiência renal crônica de evolução ruim. A literatura apresenta benefícios consistentes com o uso de inibidores de enzimas conversoras de angiotensina (IECA na redução da proteinúria, que talvez tenha impacto na progressão da insuficiência renal. Microalbuminúria (MA é um marcador sensível da glomerulopatia falcêmica que precede a proteinúria. Na população pediátrica documenta-se prevalência de 19%, estando associado com idade, síndrome torácica aguda, níveis de Hb baixos e altas de leucometrias. Recomenda-se screening para MA a partir de 10 anos de idade. Em andamento estudo multicêntrico com uso precoce de hidroxiuréia na prevenção das lesões orgânicas crônicas (Baby HUG.Sickle cell disease is associated with glomerular and tabular structural

  17. Prevalência de doença por citomegalovírus em transplantados renais em unidade de terapia intensiva

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    Sanmya Danielle Rodrigues dos Santos

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivos: Definir frequência de doença por citomegalovírus dentre pacientes transplantados renais na unidade de terapia intensiva nos quais houve a suspeita desta complicação; identificar fatores predisponentes e possível impacto na evolução clínica. Métodos: Estudo retrospectivo observacional, no qual foram incluídos pacientes transplantados renais acima de 18 anos, internados por quaisquer motivos em uma unidade de terapia intensiva, com pelo menos uma coleta de antigenemia ou reação em cadeia da polimerase para citomegalovírus durante internação. Doença por citomegalovírus foi definida por antigenemia positiva ou reação em cadeia da polimerase acima de 500 cópias/mL, na presença de sintomas, no contexto clínico apropriado, conforme julgamento do médico assistente. Resultados: Foram incluídos 99 pacientes (idade: 53,4 ± 12,8 anos, 71,6% homens. A doença por citomegalovírus foi diagnosticada em 39 pacientes (39,4%. Sintomas respiratórios (51%, piora clínica inespecífica (20% ou sintomas gastrintestinais (14% foram os principais motivos para coleta de exames. O tempo de transplante foi menor naqueles com doença por citomegalovírus em relação àqueles sem este diagnóstico (6,5 meses e 31,2 meses; p = 0,001, bem como uso de pulsoterapia nos últimos 6 meses (41% e 16,9%; p = 0,008 e uso prévio de timoglobulina no último ano (35,9% e 6,8%; p < 0,001. No modelo de regressão logística, somente o tempo de transplante e o uso de timoglobulina associaram-se à maior frequência de citomegalovírus. Não houve diferença na evolução clínica entre pacientes com ou sem doença por citomegalovírus. Conclusão: Em pacientes transplantados renais com suspeita de doença por citomegalovírus, a prevalência foi alta. O tempo de transplante menor que 6 meses e o uso de timoglobulina no último ano devem aumentar a suspeita do intensivista para esta complicação.

  18. Apoio comportamental positivo: estratégias educacionais aplicadas a comportamentos-problema de alunos

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    Karyne de Souza Augusto Rios

    Full Text Available Baseado no modelo de Apoio Comportamental Positivo o estudo objetivou identificar como 40 diretores de escolas de educação infantil descreviam o processo de elaboração, aplicação e avaliação de estratégias educativas para comportamentos-problema de alunos. Resultados do questionário apontaram que 77,5% dos diretores indicaram comportamentos-problema em seus alunos. As estratégias educativas mais utilizadas foram conversar com a criança (13,3% e conversar com pais (13,3%. A ação mais utilizada para a avaliação foi a observação da criança (27,6%. De forma geral, verificou-se que as estratégias utilizadas foram realizadas informal e assistematicamente. Aponta-se a necessidade de pesquisas sobre a inclusão de crianças com comportamentos-problema e o desafio de repensar a formação dos educadores.

  19. Las normas de aplicación inmediata en la doctrina y en el derecho positivo

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    Full Text Available  Al modelo de Estado del siglo XVIII que asumía como únicas funciones la de juez para la solución de los litigios entre los particulares y de gendarme con el objetivo de preservar lapaz pública, le sucedió en los primeros 50 años de nuestro siglo la concepción de un Estado intervencionista -denominado también welfare state o Estado Bienestar- en el que se le otorgó una mayor atención al bienestar de sus habitantes mediante una gestión directa de numerosos sectores de la economía, al privilegio en el desarrollo de aquellas áreas más deprimidas, a la distribución intencional de los recursos sociales en favor de los desprotegidos económicamente, etc (...Contenido: La doctrina.  El derecho positivo. La doctrina uruguaya. 1985-1995. La posición de Uruguay respecto de la liberalización del comercio internacional. La Ronda Uruguay del GATT y la Organización Mundial del Comercio. Conclusiones

  20. Fibrosis pulmonar asociada a vasculitis con anticuerpos anticitoplasmáticos positivos

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    Marcelo Fernández Casares

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    Full Text Available Las complicaciones pulmonares más conocidas de las vasculitis con anticuerpos anticitoplasmáticos de los neutrófilos (ANCA positivos (VAA, son la hemorragia alveolar, los granulomas y la estenosis de la vía aérea. En los últimos años han aparecido algunos informes aislados que muestran la asociación con fibrosis pulmonar (FP, sugiriendo que ésta sería otra complicación de las VAA. En este trabajo informamos dos casos con dicha asociación describiendo sus características clínicas, tomográficas e inmunológicas. Dado que en la asociación de FP y VAA notificada en los últimos años, la FP puede ser su primera manifestación, podría ser necesaria la búsqueda de ANCA en pacientes con FP, como causa de la misma y por el posible desarrollo posterior de vasculitis.

  1. Controle dos vasos renais usando clips vasculares e fio cirúrgico em nefrectomias vídeo-assistidas de doadores vivos

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    Alcides José Branco Filho

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A nefrectomia laparoscópica em doadores vivos para transplante renal vem assumindo um papel importante na era das cirurgias minimamente invasivas, acarretando menor morbidade aos doadores, e resultados semelhantes à técnica aberta no que se refere ao enxerto renal. O objetivo do presente artigo é relatar a experiência do nosso serviço utilizando a técnica de controle dos vasos renais usando fio cirúrgico e clips vasculares. MÉTODO: Foram realizadas 45 nefrectomias utilizando a técnica vídeo-assistida, com ligadura dos vasos renais com clips de titânio (LT-300 e fio cirúrgico. As variáveis analisadas foram tempo cirúrgico, perda sangüínea, tempo de isquemia quente, permanência hospitalar, necessidade de conversão e complicações. RESULTADOS: O procedimento foi realizado com sucesso em todos os casos. O tempo cirúrgico médio foi de 118 minutos, com perda sangüínea estimada em 84ml e tempo de isquemia quente de 4,3 minutos. Dois casos de íleo prolongado, uma lesão de veia gonadal, um escape de artéria renal e uma necrose de ureter foram observados. A permanência hospitalar média foi de 3,7 dias. O uso de clips vasculares e fio cirúrgico reduziu a perda de tecido venoso comparado à técnica com staplers e gerou redução de custos. CONCLUSÕES: A nefrectomia vídeo-assistida com a técnica descrita é factível e mostrou ser efetiva na contenção de gastos e na redução de tecido venoso perdido.

  2. Cardiovascular and renal anomalies in Turner syndrome Anomalias cardiovasculares e renais na síndrome de Turner

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency and type of cardiovascular (CV and renal/collecting system (R/CS abnormalities seen in a sample of patients with Turner Syndrome (TS and to verify the proportion of those anomalies detected only after diagnosis was established. METHODS: Retrospective study of 130 patients with TS diagnosed in an outpatient setting between 1989 and 2006. The mean age at diagnosis was 11.9 years. Data were obtained by personal history of CV and R/CS disorders and by results of echocardiogram and ultrasonography of the kidneys and collecting system performed after diagnosis. RESULTS: 25.6% of patients who underwent echocardiograms presented CV abnormalities. Among them, mitral regurgitation (21.4%, bicuspid aortic valve (19% and aortic coarctation (19% were the most frequent. R/CS anomalies were found in 29.3% of patients who underwent ultrasonography. Among them, duplication of the collecting system and hydronephrosis (25% each and horseshoe kidney (21.2% were the most frequent. In about 80% of cases there was no previous knowledge of these anomalies. CONCLUSION: The frequency of CV and R/CS abnormalities found in this study was similar to that of previous studies, but most were found in routine exams after TS diagnosis. Thus, early detection of associated anomalies depends on early detection of TS.OBJETIVO: Analisar a frequência e os tipos de anomalias cardiovasculares (CV e de anomalias renais ou de sistema coletor (R/SC em uma amostra de pacientes com síndrome de Turner (ST e verificar a proporção dessas anomalias que só foram detectadas após o estabelecimento do diagnóstico. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo de 130 pacientes com ST diagnosticadas em serviço ambulatorial entre 1989 e 2006. A média de idade ao diagnóstico foi 11,9 anos. Foram coletados dados sobre antecedentes pessoais de anomalias CV e R/SC e resultados de ecocardiograma e ultrassonografia de rins e vias urinárias realizados após o diagn

  3. Identificación de Intervenciones para el Desarrollo Positivo de la Juventud

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    Sardiñas, Lili M.; Padilla, Viviana; Aponte, Mari; Boscio, Ana Morales; Pedrogo, Coralee Pérez; Santiago, Betzaida; Morales, Ángela Pérez; Dávila, Paloma Torres; Cesáreo, Marizaida Sánchez

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    Resumen En el mundo hay más personas en la etapa de la juventud que en cualquier otra etapa del desarrollo. La juventud en Puerto Rico enfrenta muchas situaciones que inciden en su desarrollo y preparación para la adultez. Por lo tanto, es imperante identificar intervenciones para el desarrollo positivo de la juventud que han demostrado ser basadas en la evidencia. Además, a partir de dicha identificación, desarrollar prácticas que ayuden a los jóvenes a desarrollarse para prevenir situaciones adversas, promover experiencias positivas y propiciar que los niños y jóvenes estén involucrados y comprometidos. Se identificaron 147 intervenciones a través de una revisión tradicional de la literatura científica estadounidense. Los resultados reflejan que las intervenciones atienden la reducción de factores de riesgo y el incremento de factores de protección. Sin embargo, ninguna intervención propicia que los niños y jóvenes estén involucrados y comprometidos con su desarrollo óptimo y con sus comunidades. No obstante, todas brindan herramientas que podrían ser de utilidad para fomentar dichas prácticas en el contexto de Puerto Rico. De las 147 intervenciones identificadas seis están diseñadas para la población puertorriqueña residente en la Isla. Con el propósito de hacer la información accesible a los profesionales y la comunidad se expandió la colección del Archivo de Programas y Prácticas Basadas en Evidencia para la Prevención. PMID:28919943

  4. NEUROPATÍA PERIFÉRICA POR PORFIRIA EN PACIENTE MASCULINO VIH POSITIVO

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    Ariana Baptista Da Cunha

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available La Porfiria Intermitente Aguda es una enfermedad metabólica rara ocasionada por una mutación genética que produciendo defectos enzimáticos en la formación del grupo Hemo. Entre todos los tipos de porfiria, es la de mayor incidencia, con una prevalencia global de 5/100.000 habitantes con cúmulos de casos en zonas como Escandinavia, Gran Bretaña, Murcia (España caracterizada por clínica neurológica, gastrointestinal y psiquiátrica. Afecta principalmente a mujeres en edad reproductiva. Se describe el caso de un paciente masculino de 38 años con inicio de clínica 14 meses antes dolor abdominal, deposiciones abundantes y asociado cuadriparesia con un mes de evolución. Reporte de serología VIH positivo y valoración neurológica considera diagnóstico de neuropatía periférica asociada a VIH. Por antecedente familiar de porfiria se estudia caso en el Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas y se obtiene diagnóstico definitivo de Porfiria Intermitente Aguda en crisis, tratado con Hermaginato con mejoría significativa de la clínica a los siete días sin signos de crisis porfírica. Por ser de baja incidencia, esta patología no destaca entre los principales diagnósticos diferenciales en casos de disminución de la fuerza muscular y difiere en el abordaje específico. Si no es detectada a tiempo la debilidad muscular progresa a parálisis bulbar y muerte. Palabras Clave: Porfiria Intermitente Aguda; Cuadriparesia; VIH

  5. NEUROPATÍA PERIFÉRICA POR PORFIRIA EN PACIENTE MASCULINO VIH POSITIVO

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    Ariana Baptista Da Cunha

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La Porfiria Intermitente Aguda es una enfermedad metabólica rara ocasionada por una mutación genética que produciendo defectos enzimáticos en la for- mación del grupo Hemo. Entre todos los tipos de porfiria, es la de mayor incidencia, con una prevalencia global de 5/100.000 habitantes con cúmulos de ca- sos en zonas como Escandinavia, Gran Bretaña, Murcia (España caracterizada por clínica neurológica, gastrointestinal y psiquiátrica. Afecta principalmente a mujeres en edad reproductiva. Se describe el caso de un paciente masculino de 38 años con inicio de clínica 14 meses antes dolor abdominal, deposiciones abundantes y asociado cuadriparesia con un mes de evolución. Reporte de serología VIH positivo y valoración neurológica considera diagnóstico de neu- ropatía periférica asociada a VIH. Por antecedente familiar de porfiria se estudia caso en el Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas y se obtiene diagnóstico definitivo de Porfiria Intermitente Aguda en crisis, tratado con Hermaginato con mejoría significativa de la clínica a los siete días sin signos de crisis porfírica. Por ser de baja incidencia, esta patología no destaca entre los principales diagnósticos diferenciales en casos de disminución de la fuerza mus- cular y difiere en el abordaje específico. Si no es detectada a tiempo la debilidad muscular progresa a parálisis bulbar y muerte. Palabras Clave: Porfiria Intermitente Aguda; Cuadriparesia; VIH.

  6. Contingência e direito positivo: o paradoxo do direito na modernidade

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    Marisse Costa de Queiroz

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo apresentaraos leitores uma reflexão téorico-socialdo positivismo jurídico como paradigmaou matriz teórica que condiciona e interferenas construções científicas sobre o sistemajurídico na modernidade. Tal empenhotem como ponto de partida a consideraçãoque o direito positivo diferencia-se e estrutura-se na modernidade com um sistema quepretende dar conta da extrema contingênciade uma sociedade complexa como a sociedademoderna. Para tanto há a necessidade deadministrar e “controlar” a contingência domundo dos fatos e isso faz com que o direitoneutralize tal complexidade dentro do própriosistema. Essa diferenciação (evoluçãodo direito reflete-se nas teorias sobre o direito,culminando numa ruptura drástica daciência do direito ou da dogmática jurídicacom fundamentos valorativos para o direito.Contudo, essa tentativa também gera um paradoxo, qual seja: a normatização da vida(seleção, leva, necessariamente, à exclusãode outras possibilidades. Tento em vista ateoria sociológica luhmmaniana e à guisa deconclusões fechadas, tenta-se discutir esseparadoxo do direito moderno.This paper aims on presenting atheoretical-social reflection on legalpositivism as a paradigm through atheoretical matrix that restricts and interfereson scientific productions about the legalsystem in modern times. Such pledge beginsconsidering that the positive rights differand are structured on modernity, with asystem that aims on solving the extremecontingency of a complex society as themodern one. So, it is important to manageand “control” the world of fact contingencyand this helps law to neutralize suchcomplexity inside the own system. Thisevolution at law reflects on theories aboutlaw, ending in a drastic break of law scienceor legal doctrinaire full of valuable principlesfor law. However, this attempt also producesa paradox, which is: the ruling of life(selection leads, necessarily, to exclusion ofother

  7. Valores positivos e desenvolvimento do adolescente: perfil de jovens paulistanos Valores positivos y el desarrollo del adolescente: perfil de jóvenes paulistanos Positive values and adolescent development: a profile in São Paulo city

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    Rosa M. S. de Macedo

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    Full Text Available A presente pesquisa é parte do projeto "Os valores positivos e o desenvolvimento do adolescente", que se iniciou com a adaptação cultural do questionário Search Institute Profiles of Student Life. Seu objetivo foi mapear valores positivos presentes em adolescentes paulistanos, visando gerar informações que permitam planejar ações de promoção de saúde para jovens, suas famílias e comunidades. O instrumento adaptado foi aplicado em 2725 jovens paulistanos, de 11 a 19 anos, de ambos os sexos, provenientes de todas as regiões da cidade de São Paulo, categorizados de acordo com o Índice Paulista de Vulnerabilidade Social. Os resultados indicaram a presença um número baixo de valores, diferenças associadas mais à idade e ao sexo do que ao IPVS e, principalmente, a necessidade de revisão de nossas estratégias de promoção de saúde, que poderiam basear-se no desenvolvimento de valores positivos.La presente pesquisa es parte de lo proyeto "Los valores positivos y el desarrollo del adolescente" , que se ha iniciado com la adaptación cultural de lo instrumento Search Institute Profiles of Student Life. Lo objetivo fue mapear valores positivos presentes en jóvenes de la ciudad de São Paulo, para el desarrollo de acciones promotoras de salud para los jóvenes, sus famílias y comunidad. Lo instrumento adaptado fue aplicado a 2725 adolescentes, de 11 a 19 años, de ambos los sexos y en tres niveles de vulnerabilidad social: baja, mediana y alta. Los resultados han indicado la presencia de bajo número de valores positivos, diferencias más associadas a la edad y sexo y menos a la vulnerabilidad social y, especialmente, la necesidad de uma revisión de nuestras estratégias para la promoción de la salud, que podrían estar basadas en el desarrollo de valores positivos.This research is part of the project "The positive values and the adolescent development: from vulnerability to responsibility" that begun with the cultural adaptation

  8. Análise do gene PTEN por hibridização in situ fluorescente no carcinoma de células renais

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    Eurico Cleto Ribeiro de Campos

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a frequência de deleção do gene PTEN no carcinoma de células renais e o impacto da deleção nas taxas de sobrevida global e livre de doença. MÉTODOS: foram analisados 110 pacientes portadores de carcinoma de células renais submetidos à nefrectomia radical ou parcial entre os anos de 1980 e 2007. Em 53 casos foi possível a análise do gene PTEN pelo método de hibridização in situ fluorescente através da técnica de "tissue microarray". Para a análise estatística, os pacientes foram classificados em dois grupos, de acordo com a presença ou ausência de deleção. RESULTADOS: o tempo médio de seguimento foi de 41,9 meses. Deleção hemizigótica foi identificada em 18 pacientes (33,9%, ao passo que deleção homozigótica esteve presente em três (5,6%. Em aproximadamente 40% dos casos analisados havia deleção. Monossomia e trissomia foram detectadas, respectivamente, em nove (17% e dois pacientes (3,8%. Em 21 pacientes (39,6%, a análise por hibridização in situ do gene PTEN foi normal. Não houve diferenças estatisticamente significativas nas taxas de sobrevida global (p=0,468 e livre de doença (p=0,344 entre os pacientes portadores ou não de deleção. Foram fatores independentes para a sobrevida global: estádio clínico TNM, sintomatologia ao diagnóstico, alto grau de Fuhrmann performance status (Ecog e recorrência tumoral. A livre de doença foi influenciada unicamente pelo estádio clínico TNM. CONCLUSÃO: deleção do gene PTEN no CCR foi detectada com frequência de aproximadamente 40% e sua presença não foi determinante de menores taxas de sobrevida, permanecendo os fatores prognósticos tradicionais como determinantes da evolução dos pacientes.

  9. Doenças renais em pacientes idosos submetidos à biópsia percutânea de rins nativos

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    Claudine Maria Jorge de Oliveira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Tem ocorrido aumento da população de idosos e estes vêm envelhecendo em melhores condições clínicas do que no passado. Entretanto, a distribuição e evolução das doenças renais nos idosos ainda são pouco conhecidas, em parte devido à resistência em indicar biópsia renal. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a distribuição, a evolução e as características clínicas das nefropatias diagnosticadas por biópsia em pacientes idosos. PACIENTES E MÉTODOS: Foram avaliadas todas as biópsias renais percutâneas de rins nativos. Elas foram realizadas entre janeiro de 1990 e dezembro de 2006 em 71 pacientes com idade mínima de 60 anos (67,3 ± 6,5 anos, sendo 47 do gênero masculino e 24 do feminino. Os pacientes foram agrupados conforme a indicação clínica da biópsia. RESULTADOS: Síndrome nefrótica foi verificada em 35 pacientes (49,3% associada, na maioria dos casos, à nefropatia membranosa (17 casos, seguida por amiloidose e glomeruloesclerose segmentar e focal com 7 casos cada. Hipótese diagnóstica de injúria renal aguda (IRA, com 19 pacientes, teve como principais diagnósticos a necrose tubular aguda (6 casos e a nefropatia do cilindro (3 casos. Dentre os 19 casos, apenas dois tiveram evolução satisfatória, enquanto os demais morreram precocemente ou evoluíram para doença renal avançada. Doze pacientes biopsiados por hematúria ou proteinúria assintomática tiveram diagnósticos variados, mas a maioria já apresentava nefropatia crônica relevante. Biópsia por síndrome nefrítica ocorreu em 5 casos, também com diagnósticos variados. CONCLUSÕES: Síndrome nefrótica foi a principal indicação de biópsia renal com a nefropatia membranosa como diagnóstico mais frequente. Entre os pacientes com IRA e hematúria ou proteinúria assintomática os diagnósticos foram variados com elevadas taxas de nefropatia crônica avançada.

  10. EFECTOS POSITIVOS Y NEGATIVOS DE LOS MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN SOCIAL

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    Fernando Serpa Florez

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    Un tema amplio fue escogido por la Asociación Latinoamericana de Academias de Medicina. Estudiar los "Efectos Positivos y Negativos de los Medios de Comunicación Social".

    En su conjunto, entre tales medios podríamos englobar el gesto y la palabra, que desde el comienzo de la humanidad han sido usados por el hombre para comunicarse. O incluír, con el descubrimiento de la escritura milenios después, la influencia de ésta sobre la evolución del hombre, cada vez mayor a medida que se fueron inventando técnicas para hacer más fácil su difusión, con la imprenta como paso gigantesco del progreso.

    La cultura se ha enriquecido con estas adquisiciones (con la invención de la palabra podríamos aceptar que la sorprendente evolución de nuestra especie comenzó: "En el principio fue el verbo ... ". y al lado de los factores negativos que tales medios de comunicación han tenido sobre el hombre, sería necio negar que los factores favorables han sido superiores.

    Desde luego, nuestra Asociación, al señalar tan ambiciosa meta, seguramente ha querido (trascendiendo las primeras fases de la vida social en la historia de la humanidad, en las que por centurias el aprendizaje se basó en la transmisión de los conocimientos por medio de leyendas y mitos que quedaron grabados en el inconsciente colectivo y luego, ya en la época histórica, gracias a la lectura, aumentando el acervo cultural de los pueblos con la
    invención del libro que ha permitido conservar las enseñanzas y hacerlas llegar a los hombres en el trasegar tranquilo de las escuelas y las bibliotecas centrar nuestro interés e investigación sobre el impacto que está causando la revolución tecnológica al producir, en virtud principalmente de la electrónica, la "cultura de masas" con la invención del telégrafo, el teléfono, la radiofonía y, por último, la televisión.


    En un comienzo fue la imitación, uniendo las percepciones del ojo y del o

  11. Direito a moradia e inclusão social: aspectos positivos e negativos do "programa minha casa minha vida"

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    O presente artigo pretende analisar aspectos conceituais e doutrinários referentes ao direito à moradia e à inclusão social, fazendo referência aos aspectos positivos e negativos do programa habitacional brasileiro “Minha Casa Minha Vida” (PMCMV). A pesquisa dá ênfase ao PMCMV, momento em que é analisada a legislação que cria e institui o Programa em suas duas versões existentes até este momento. Destaca-se, ainda, os reflexos que o programa causou ao proporcionar o acesso do indivíduo a sua ...

  12. Carcinoma de células renais com metástase cutânea: relato de caso Renal cell carcinoma with cutaneous metastasis: case report

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    Thaís Alves de Paula

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O adenocarcinoma do rim, ou hipernefroma, é a terceira neoplasia mais comum do trato geniturinário, sendo o de células claras o tipo principal, representando 60% dos casos, com pico de incidência entre 50 e 70 anos. A presença de metástase ao diagnóstico acomete em torno de 30% dos pacientes, tendo como principais sítios pulmões, ossos, pele, fígado e cérebro. Relatamos o caso de um paciente portador de carcinoma de células renais com metástase ao diagnóstico que, apesar de inserido na faixa etária predominante, tipo histológico mais frequente e quadro clínico característico, apresentava metástase a distância em local pouco observado na prática clínica. O paciente evoluiu para o óbito sem tempo hábil para o tratamento.Renal cell carcinoma or hypernephroma is the third most common neoplasia of the genitourinary tract. Its most common type, representing 60% of the cases, is the clear cell carcinoma, with an incidence peak between 50 and 70 years. Metastases are present at the time of diagnosis in approximately 30% of the patients, the major sites being lungs, bones, skin, liver, and brain. We report the case of a male patient with renal cell carcinoma, whose age, clinical findings, and tumor histological type matched with the most common ones for that pathology. Nevertheless, he already had distant metastasis in an uncommon site at the time of diagnosis. The patient died without undergoing specific treatment for renal cell carcinoma.

  13. Alterações anatomopatológicas renais em indivíduos com a síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida

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    Laguna-Torres Victor Alberto

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available As alterações anatomopatológicas renais foram estudadas em 119 casos de indivíduos com a síndrome da imunodeficiência humana adquirida (SIDA no Hospital Escola da Faculdade de Medicina do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba MG. A partir das amostras de rim fixadas em formol, foram confeccionadas lâminas e analisadas ao microscópio de luz. Dos 119 casos estudados, 67 tiveram diagnóstico de nefrite túbulo intersticial (NTI, sendo 18 inespecíficas, 2 xantogranulomatosas e encontrou-se agente infeccioso em 48: fungos em 28 (16 Cryptococcus sp, 9 Histoplasma sp, 1 Candida sp e 2 Paracoccidioides brasiliensis; bactérias em 18 (9 Mycobacterium sp; vírus em 6, Citomegalovírus. Em 43 havia necrose tubular aguda (NTA. Outros diagnósticos foram: nefrocalcinose (15,1% e hialinose arteriolar (22,7%. Encontrou-se também 2 casos com glomeruloesclerose segmentar focal (GESF e um caso de hiperplasia mesangial difusa. Houve predomínio da NTI, que pode ser devido às infecções oportunistas, predominando as fúngicas; a toxicidade por drogas ou ainda devido a possível ação direta do próprio vírus. A necrose tubular aguda (NTA, foi a segunda causa em freqüência, de acometimento renal da amostra. Concluiu-se que o envolvimento renal nos pacientes com SIDA apresenta um espectro variado de processos patológicos, principalmente relacionados com infecções oportunistas, o tratamento e os procedimentos para diagnósticos, e ainda as nefropatias associadas ao vírus da imunodeficiência humana (VIH.

  14. Aspectos histopatológicos das lesões renais em gatos experimentalmente infectados pelo vírus da imunodeficiência felina

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    Leonardo P. Mesquita

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available A infecção pelo vírus da imunodeficiência felina (FIV em gatos domésticos é caracterizada por distúrbios imunológicos, que geralmente se manifestam tardiamente na doença. Semelhante à infecção pelo vírus da imunodeficiência humana (HIV em humanos, a infecção pelo FIV geralmente está associada a infecções oportunistas e ao desenvolvimento progressivo de nefropatia. Portanto, o objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar as alterações histopatológicas em rins de 10 gatos experimentalmente infectados pelo FIV submetidos a eutanásia 60 meses após a inoculação viral. Nos rins de 100% dos gatos infectados pelo FIV foram visualizadas lesões glomerulares e tubulointersticiais. As lesões glomerulares eram caracterizadas principalmente por espessamento global ou segmentar da membrana basal glomerular (glomerulonefrite membranosa. Glomeruloesclerose e, em dois casos, proliferação de células epiteliais intraglomerulares (crescente glomerular, também foram observados. Nefrite intersticial linfoplasmocítica foi a alteração tubulointersticial mais frequente, visualizada em diferentes intensidades nos rins de 100% dos gatos. Os resultados do presente estudo demonstram que o tempo prolongado entre a infecção e a avaliação histopatológica pode ter sido decisivo para o surgimento das lesões renais em todos os gatos infectados pelo FIV e para o agravamento dessas lesões em alguns gatos.

  15. Capital psicológico positivo: validación del cuestionario PCQ en España

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    Garazi Azanza

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se describe el constructo de capital psicológico positivo (Luthans y Youssef, 2004 y la validación en España de un instrumento para medirlo: el PCQ (Psychological Capital Questionnaire. Este cuestionario mide cuatro aspectos diferentes, aunque relacionados entre sí, del concepto más amplio de capital psicológico. Estos aspectos son la autoeficacia, la esperanza, el optimismo y la resiliencia. Los resultados obtenidos (N = 372 a través del modelado de ecuaciones estructurales confirmaron que la versión española del cuestionario presenta una alta fiabilidad, así como validez convergente y discriminante. Se discuten los resultados, aportaciones y limitaciones del presente estudio.

  16. Enfoques positivos y normativos en las políticas de ciencia y tecnología

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    Morera Cuesta, Rafael

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to show how normative approaches to scientific research and technological development (R&D policies have shaped positive analysis. It presents a general overview of those contributions from decision makers and researchers to the early debates that founded social studies of research and development in mid 40s. Moreover, this article uses the distinction between positive and normative approaches to hold that international organizations, especially OECD, held the leadership in the normative construction of R&D discourses, and that subsequent positive analyses have been conducted in academia following normative guidelines. This applies for both national and international academic circles.Este artículo presenta una visión general de la evolución de los trabajos que estudian las políticas públicas de investigación científica y desarrollo tecnológico (I+D, desde la apertura de este campo a la acción del gobierno en la década de 1940 hasta la actualidad. Tras hacer un repaso descriptivo de cuáles fueron las primeras aportaciones de los decisores públicos y de los académicos a este campo de conocimiento durante su proceso de creación, este trabajo utiliza la distinción entre enfoques positivos y normativos y defiende que el liderazgo normativo ha correspondido a los organismos internacionales, especialmente a la OCDE, y que los enfoques positivos en la literatura académica internacional y en la nacional han evolucionado siguiendo las pautas marcadas por esta institución.

  17. Estigma e discriminação: experiências de mulheres HIV positivo nos bairros populares de Maputo, Moçambique

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    Andrade, Rosário Gregório; Iriart, Jorge Alberto Bernstein

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    A epidemia de HIV/AIDS é um sério problema de saúde pública em Moçambique, que convive com altas taxas de prevalência do HIV. O impacto da epidemia é agravado pelo forte estigma que atinge as pessoas soropositivas. O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar, com base em uma perspectiva socioantropológica, a experiência de mulheres HIV positivo nos bairros populares de Maputo e como lidam com o estigma e a discriminação. Foram realizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas com dez mulheres HIV positivo, ...

  18. A distinção entre o sentido negativo e positivo da liberdade na Fundamentação da Metafísica dos Costumes

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    2011-01-01

    O presente trabalho pretende analisar a distinção entre o conceito de liberdade em sentido negativo e o de liberdade em sentido positivo, enfatizando, também, os conceitos que Kant utiliza para fundamentar a moral sob a idéia da liberdade em sentido positivo. No primeiro capítulo analisamos a tese kantiana de que somente mediante uma boa vontade haveria a possibilidade de agir moralmente. A boa vontade é tida por Kant como um princípio do querer, que deve ser determinado por si...

  19. Clasificación clínica y comportamiento de las poblaciones linfocitarias en VIH positivos

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    R. H. Corral

    1994-09-01

    Full Text Available Con el fin de determinar el comportamiento de las diferente poblaciones linfocitarias, a través de los diferentes estadios clínicos de la infección por e lvirus de inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH establecidos por el CDC, se realizaron tipificaciones de linfocitos T, B, T CD4 y T CD8 en 155 individuos VIH positivos del ISS en Cali, utilizando la técnica de inmunocitoquimica de los complejos fosfatasa alcalina-antifosfatasa alcalina (APAAP en extendidos de sangre periférica. En los pacientes del estadio II, los linfocitos T, B y CD4 se encontraron dentro de los valores normales para la población general, mientras que los CD8 estaban aumentados. En el estadio III, el comportamiento de las poblaciones de linfocitos fue similar salvo un ligero aumento de los linfocitos B. Estos estadios sólo se diferenciaron clínicamente por la presencia de adenopatias. En el estadio IV se observó una marcada depleción detodas las poblaciones linfocitarias estudiadas. En virtud al aumento temprano de CD8 en los estadios II y III, la relación CD41CD8 presenta alteraciones y es menor de 1 ,O aunque el recuento de CD4 en estos estadios sea normal. Sin embargo, cuando ocurre la depleción general en el estadio IV, su utilidad es limitada y el recuento absoluto de CD4 es el indicador más útil en la progresión de la enfermedad. En virtud a que el recuento de linfocitos CD4 y CD8 constituye un pilar y en él se orientan la mayoría de las conductas profilácticas y de tratamiento que se adoptan en los VIH positivos, se hace necesario conducir los esfuerzos para hacer más asequible esta metodología a los pacientes, así como plantear la implementación de otras pruebas evaluadoras de la inmunidad, útiles como indicadores de la progresión de la enfermedad.

  20. Adesão de pacientes HIV positivos à dietoterapia ambulatorial Adherence of positive HIV patients to ambulatory diet therapy

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    Késia Diego Quintaes

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available É conhecida a importância do estado nutricional para a evolução clínica de pacientes HIV positivos. Entretanto, é desconhecida a expectativa do paciente com relação à dietoterapia. Por um período de 30 semanas foram acompanhados 50,0% dos pacientes HIV positivo (grupos II e IV atendidos pelo ambulatório de Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis do Hospital e Maternidade Celso Pierro. Neste período foram realizadas duas entrevistas, sendo o intervalo entre elas de 10 semanas. Na primeira foram colhidos dados socioeconômicos, antropométricos, verificadas as modificações voluntárias feitas na alimentação e também a expectativa do paciente quanto a este tipo de tratamento. Na segunda foram colhidos indicadores diretos e indiretos de adesão ao tratamento. A adesão foi maior entre os pacientes do grupo IV (64,7% do que entre os do grupo II (35,3%. No entanto, 81,3% dos pacientes do grupo II, após tomarem conhecimento da sorologia positiva para HIV, modificaram voluntariamente sua alimentação, demostrando ser este um importante período para sensibilização do paciente para o tratamento.It's well known the importance of nutritional status to the clinical evolution of positive HIV patients. However, the patient expectation in relation to diet therapy is unknown. During 30 weeks, 50.0% of the patients HIV positive (groups II and IV attended by the ambulatory of Sexually Transmitted Diseases of Hospital and Maternity Celso Pierro, were interviewed. In this period two interviews with an interval of ten weeks were carried out. At the first one socioeconomic and anthropometric data were collected voluntary feeding modifications and also the patient expectation about such treatment were verified. At the second one, direct and indirect indicators of the adherence to treatment were colleded. The adherence was greater in pacients of group IV (64.7% than in group II (35.3%. However, 81.3% of the patients from group II, after being aware

  1. Escala de afeto positivo e negativo para crianças: estudos de construção e validação

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    Claudia Hofheinz Giacomoni

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi desenvolver uma Escala de Afeto Positivo e Negativo para Crianças. São apresentados dois estudos: de construção da escala, bem como de validação concorrente. Além disso, procurou-se avaliar o nível de afeto positivo e negativo das crianças dessa amostra, assim como, verificar possíveis diferenças entre sexos, faixa etária e tipo de escola. Participaram do estudo de construção da escala 661 crianças (52,2% meninos entre sete e 12 anos (m = 10,6 anos; d.p. = 1,7 anos de escolas públicas estaduais (54% e privadas (46% de Porto Alegre. A versão final da Escala de Afeto Positivo e Negativo é composta por 34 itens, 17 itens em cada subescala. Os coeficientes Alpha obtidos para as subescalas de Afeto Positivo (0,88 e de Afeto Negativo (0,84 apontam evidências de confiabilidade. Análises Fatoriais confirmaram a estrutura da escala através da solução de dois fatores em ambos estudos. A Escala também apresentou boas evidências de validação concorrente. Através de correlações coerentes com as apontadas pela literatura, os resultados indicam que a Escala de Afeto Negativo pode ser utilizada como instrumento de avaliação de desajustamento emocional. O desenvolvimento da Escala de Afeto Positivo e Negativo para Crianças incrementa o processo de elaboração de instrumentos para avaliarmos o bemestar subjetivo infantil.

  2. A manutenção da vida laboral por doentes renais crônicos em tratamento de hemodiálise: uma análise dos significados do trabalho

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    Vera Fontoura Egg Schier da Cruz

    Full Text Available Resumo A doença renal crônica caracteriza-se pela deficiência de funções como a filtragem de resíduos, a regulação de água e de outros elementos químicos e a produção de hormônios. O programa de hemodiálise utilizado para doentes renais crônicos é destacado na literatura como uma modalidade sofrida e que impõe limitações de ordem física, psicológica e social. Entre os diversos aspectos que se alteram na vida dos doentes renais, o trabalho é apontado como um dos que sofrem profundas consequências na sua continuidade, modificando o cotidiano e a rotina do paciente que, embora não fique imediatamente incapacitado para as atividades laborais, variando-se as condições físicas de cada um, necessita muitas vezes lançar mão de benefícios sociais, como auxílio-doença ou aposentadoria por invalidez. Esta pesquisa pretendeu compreender o significado que os doentes renais, que utilizam dessa modalidade de tratamento e permanecem na vida laboral, atribuem ao trabalho. A metodologia definida para a realização dessa investigação científica foi qualitativa, utilizando-se para a coleta de dados entrevistas semiestruturadas. Os resultados encontrados sobre os significados do trabalho e os motivos da sua manutenção apontaram para a subsistência e o consumismo, a dignidade e a independência, a preservação da saúde mental e a manutenção da atividade pelo trabalho e a identidade de trabalhador. Entre os pesquisados houve o reconhecimento do trabalho como benéfico para o enfrentamento da doença e para seu tratamento.

  3. Desesperança, ideação suicida e depressão em pacientes renais crônicos em tratamento por hemodiálise ou transplante

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    Sibela Vasconcelos Andrade

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: Sintomas de desesperança, ideação suicida e depressão influenciam na qualidade e expectativa de vida de doentes renais crônicos. Objetivo: Avaliar se existe diferença nos sintomas de desesperança, ideação suicida e depressão entre pacientes renais crônicos em hemodiálise ou transplantados. Analisamos também se variáveis sociodemográficas como atividade laboral, ter dependentes, sexo e estado civil interferem nesses sintomas. Métodos: Estudo comparativo, de corte transversal, em que 50 pacientes em hemodiálise crônica e 50 transplantados renais, clinicamente estáveis, sem psicopatologias, pareados por sexo e idade, foram selecionados aleatoriamente. Instrumentos -Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS, Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSI e Beck Depression Inventory (BDI. Resultados: BHS: 2% de cada grupo tiveram escore > 8 (p = 1,00. BSI: 4% em hemodiálise e 6% dos transplantados tinham escore > 1 (p = 1,00. BDI: 20% em hemodiálise e 12% dos transplantados apresentaram escore > 14 (p = 0,275. Não houve relação entre as variáveis testadas e os sintomas de desesperança e ideação suicida. Não exercer atividade laboral implicou mais sintomas depressivos (escore médio BDI: 10,5 vs. 7,3, p = 0,027. Transplantados de doadores falecidos apresentaram mais sintomas depressivos comparados aos receptores de doadores vivos (escore médio BDI: 11,0 vs. 6,7, p = 0,042. Conclusão: Não houve diferença na intensidade dos sintomas de desesperança, ideação suicida e depressão entre pacientes estáveis em hemodiálise e transplantados. Não exercer atividade laboral e receber transplante de doador falecido levou a mais sintomas depressivos. A prevalência de ideação suicida e sintomas depressivos, nas duas modalidades, merece atenção e indica a necessidade de monitorização e cuidados nesses pacientes.

  4. CARACTERIZAÇÃO DE GESTANTES COM TESTE RÁPIDO POSITIVO PARA HIV EM FORTALEZA-CE

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    LÉA MARIA MOURA BARROSO

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    Full Text Available El objetivo fue describir a las gestantes sometidas al test rápido para detectar VIH/SIDA en una maternidad de Fortaleza- CE, en relación a las características sociodemográficas y clínicas. Estudio transversal del tipo documental retrospectivo, con trece gestantes sometidas al test rápido y con resultado positivo para VIH/SIDA en el periodo de abril de 2002 a abril de 2004. El promedio de edad de las gestantes era 26,2 años; el 61,5% estudió entre cuatro a siete años; el 69,2 % era de la capital y el 30,8 % del interior; el 53,8 % ama de casa; el 54,0 % con cuatro a siete consultas de prenatal; el 46,2 % fue diagnosticada antes del parto; el 84,6 % recibió profilaxis solamente en el parto; el 46,0% tuvo bolsa rota hasta cuatro horas antes del parto; el 77,0% parto quirúrgico y el 100% de los recién nacidos recibió el jarabe de AZT en las primeras dos horas de vida. Se concluye que la institución garantizó la reducción del riesgo de contaminación del recién nacido, sin embargo se percibió deficiencia en los servicios que ofrecieron atención antes del parto.

  5. Identificação da comunidade componente de helmintos, gastrointestinais hepáticos, pulmonares, cardíacos e renais de Otaria flavescens (Leão-marinho-do-sul), no litoral sul do Brasil

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    PEREIRA, Eliane Machado

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    Este estudo analisou os helmintos parasitos gastrointestinais, pulmonares, cardíacos e renais do O. flavescens no litoral sul do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Foram necropsiados 29 leões-marinhos, cujas carcaças apresentavam baixo estado de decomposição. Os órgãos coletados mediante necropsia a campo para análise em laboratório foram 24 intestinos delgado e grosso, 24 fígados incluindo parênquima e vesícula biliar e 29 estômagos, 24 corações e 24 pares de rins. Os órgãos foram congelados a 2...

  6. Feo-hifomicose subcutânea por Exophiala jeanselmei: registro de três casos em transplantados renais Subcutaneous phaeohyhomycosis caused by Exophiala jeanselmei: report of three cases in kidney transplant patients

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    Emil Sabbaga

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    Full Text Available São registrados três casos de feo-hifornicose subcutânea em transplantados renais provocados pela Exophiala jeanselmei (Langeron McGinnis et Padhye 1977, fungo demácio capaz, também, de produzir raramente eumicetoma de grãos pretos. Este fungo, segundo KWON-CHUNG & BENNETT, 1992(27 é antigenicamente muito heterogêneo, sendo identificados até o presente momento três sorotipos com subgrupos dentro de cada um deles. A feo-hifomicose subcutânea vem se tornando cada vez mais freqüente em transplantados renais, submetidos a terapêutica imunodepressora. Como a Exophiala jeanselmei já foi isolada do meio ambiente, torna-se dificil explicar a patogenia desses casos por um despertar ou reativação de processos quiescentes. Os Autores fizeram ampla revisão da literatura, registrando principalmente os casos de feo-hifomicose publicados no Brasil. Sugerem também, eventual ação fungistática da ciclosporina A sobre a Exophiala jeanselmei.We report three cases of subcutaneous phaeohy-phomycosis due to Exophiala jeanselmei (Langeron McGinnis et Padhye 1977, in kidney transplant patients. Exophiala jeanselmei is a dematious fungus having also ability to rarely procedure eumycetoma (black grains. According to KWON-CHUNG & BENNETT (199227 such fungus is antigenically very heterogeneous, since so far three serotypes have been identified; each serotype including subgroups. Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis is becoming more and more frequent in kidney transplant patients submitted to an immunosupressive treatment. As Exophiala jeanselmei has already been isolated from the environment it becomes difficult to explain the pathogenicity of these cases by a reactivation of quiescent processes. The authors suggest an occasional fungistatic action of cyclosporine A upon Exophiala jeanselmei. A review of the literature was carried out with the report mainly of cases published in Brazil.

  7. Alterações ultrassonográficas renais e vesicais de ovinos confinados e suplementados com cloreto de amônio

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    Danilo O.L. Ferreira

    2014-12-01

    a visibilização de alterações renais e vesicais, porém não relacionados ao quadro clínico de urolitíase obstrutiva, revelando-se como um exame complementar de grande relevância para o diagnóstico precoce de alterações no sistema urinário de ovinos.

  8. Prevalencia de microsporidios intestinales y otros enteroparásitos en pacientes con VIH positivo de Maracaibo, Venezuela

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    Zulbey Rivero-Rodríguez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Desde 1985, los microsporidios se consideran parásitos causantes de infecciones emergentes y oportunistas en individuos inmunocomprometidos en todo el mundo. Objetivo. Detectar la presencia de microsporidios y otros enteroparásitos en pacientes con VIH/sida del Servicio Autónomo Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo (SAHUM, donde no existían estudios previos en este campo. Materiales y métodos. Las muestras fecales se analizaron mediante examen directo, método de concentración con formol-éter, coloración de Kinyoun y coloración Gram-cromotropo rápida. Se realizaron PCR separadas para diferenciar Entamoeba histolytica o Entamoeba dispar, cuando se observó el complejo E. histolytica/dispar al microscopio. Mediante historia clínica se obtuvo información del paciente. Resultados. De los 56 individuos participantes, 38 (67,86 % presentaron alguna especie parasitaria comensal o patógena en su muestra fecal. Predominaron los individuos portadores de especies parásitas patógenas (26/38. Fueron diagnosticados protozoos como Isospora belli (17,65 %, Blastocystis spp. (17,65 %, Cryptosporidium spp. (7,84 %, complejo Entamoeba histolytica/dispar (5,88 %, Entamoeba coli (3,92 %, Giardia lamblia (3,92 %, Endolimax nana (3,92 %, Cyclospora cayetanensis (3,92 % y Chilomastix mesnili (1,96 %. Entre los helmintos, Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura y Strongyloides stercoralis, presentaron un porcentaje de 27,27 % cada uno, e Hymenolepis nana, de 18,18 %. Solo se detectó E. histolytica en uno de los tres casos que presentaron el complejo al examen microscópico. Mediante Gram-cromotropo, 17 muestras evidenciaron esporas del filo Microsporidia, lo que equivale a un 33,33 % de prevalencia. Conclusión. Los microsporidios pueden ocupar el primer lugar de prevalencia en pacientes con VIH positivo, cuando se utilizan técnicas diagnósticas específicas.   doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i4.1468

  9. Identificação e genotipagem de Mycobacterium bovis em bovinos positivos no teste intradérmico para tuberculose em Mato Grosso do Sul

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    Daniela de O. Cazola

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo, realizou-se genotipagem de isolados de Mycobacterium bovis, provenientes de amostras de tecidos de bovinos positivos no teste cervical comparativo (TCC para tuberculose em Mato Grosso do Sul, por meio da técnica de spoligotyping. Tecidos de 13 bovinos positivos, oriundos de diferentes municípios do estado, foram cultivados em meio de Stonebrink. As colônias resultantes foram submetidas à coloração de Ziehl-Neelsen e todos os isolados apresentaram características tintoriais de BAAR. Os 13 isolados de BAAR foram identificados por PCR multiplex (mPCR. O gene hsp65 foi alvo para identificação de Mycobacterium spp, a sequência de inserção IS6110 foi alvo para identificação de complexo Mycobacterium tuberculosis (CMT e a região rvd1rv2031c foi explorada para detecção de M. bovis. Os isolados micobacterianos foram genotipados pela técnica de spoligotyping. Dos 13 bovinos, sete tinham pelo menos uma lesão sugestiva de tuberculose em linfonodos retrofaríngeos, parotídeos e pulmonares ou no pulmão, e em seis não foram encontradas lesões visíveis sugestivas da doença. Na mPCR, 11/13 (84,6% isolados foram positivos para Mycobacterium spp; 8/13 (61,5% positivos para CMT e 7/13 (53,8% positivos para M. bovis. Com base no spoligotyping, oito isolados de BAAR foram agrupados dentro de três diferentes agrupamentos de genótipos e uma amostra remanescente apresentou perfil único, sendo quatro isolados com padrão de espoligotipo SB0121, dois SB1145, dois SB0881 e um SB0140. A técnica de spoligotyping demonstrou que há diversidade genética entre os espoligotipos presentes no estado de Mato Grosso do Sul, embora predomine o perfil SB0121

  10. Comparação dos métodos de imagem no diagnóstico dos tumores renais e calcificações nestas neoplasias Comparison of imaging methods for diagnosis of renal tumors and their calcifications

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    Sergio Marrone Ribeiro

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Tentar estabelecer uma metodologia no diagnóstico e conduta dos pacientes com massas renais sólidas e complexas, comparando os custos e benefícios dos diferentes métodos de diagnóstico por imagem. Procuramos avançar no diagnóstico diferencial entre lesões benignas e malignas, particularmente através da investigação das calcificações tumorais. MÉTODOS: Realizamos um estudo prospectivo em 31 pacientes portadores de massas renais sólidas ou complexas, todos eles submetidos à ultra-sonografia abdominal (US, ultra-sonografia doppler da massa renal (US Dop, tomografia computadorizada (TC e ressonância magnética (RM. RESULTADOS: Encontramos 28 pacientes com massas malignas e três com massas benignas. Entre os 28 pacientes com lesões malignas, 17 mostraram calcificações pela TC; 16 deles calcificações do tipo central e um calcificação do tipo curvilinear periférica pura (casca de ovo. A urografia excretora (UGE mostrou uma taxa de detecção para calcificações significantemente menor que a US e a TC. Massas benignas e malignas apareceram como descrito na literatura, com o US, TC e RM mostrando alta sensibilidade e especificidade no diagnóstico dos tumores renais. A exceção foi na US Dop, onde nós obtivemos menor sensibilidade para a caracterização de fluxo tumoral maligno. CONCLUSÕES: Foi surpreendente verificar que a TC revelou calcificações centrais em 51,6% dos pacientes desta série, todas elas em lesões malignas, quando a literatura refere uma freqüência de calcificações entre 8% e 22% dos carcinomas de células renais, em estudos utilizando radiografias simples do abdômen e UGE. Este achado é de grande importância quando consideramos que estas calcificações ocorrem particularmente em neoplasias malignas. Como resultado da comparação dos diferentes métodos de diagnóstico por imagem, nós propomos uma metodologia para adequada investigação dos tumores renais.BACKGROUND: To establish the

  11. Triple positivity of HBsAg, anti-HCV antibody, and HIV and their ...

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    cy virus (HIV), hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and ..... tive impact on the CD4+ lymphocytes cells on the basis of consistent rise in the ..... Locarnini S: Molecular virology of hepatitis B virus. .... hepatitis C virus by men with hemophilia. Journal of.

  12. Impact of duration of therapy on side effect profile of anti- HCV protocol

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    Duration of therapy. Total. (n=250). X2-Test†. (p-value). ≤ 6 months. (n=122). > 6 months. (n=128) ..... E, Mukaide M, Williams R, Lau JY. New hepatitis C virus ... Jain K, Lam WC, Waheeb S, Thai Q, Heathcote J. Retinopathy in chronic ...

  13. Anti-HCV antibody among newly diagnosed HIV patients in Ughelli ...

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    ingly well above several other studies done in the past in Nigeria and other countries of ... Keywords: HIV, HCV, Hepatitis, co-infection, intravenous drug use. ... African Health Sciences Vol 15 Issue 3, September 2015. 728 .... drugs or men that sleep with men (0.0%). .... association of the receipt of a blood transfusion before.

  14. Impact of duration of therapy on side effect profile of anti-HCV ...

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    Purpose: To evaluate the plausible risks and adverse effects related to the duration of therapy in hepatitis C (HCV) patients in Lahore, Pakistan. Method: A retrospective observational study involving 250 HCV patients who received combination therapy with ribavirin and interferon was conducted. The patients were ...

  15. Prevalence of anti HCV infection in patients with beta-thalassemia in Isfahan-Iran

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    Conclusions: Our findings revealed that blood transfusion was the main risk factors for HCV infection among beta-thalassemic patients. Therefore, more blood donor screening programs and effective screening techniques are needed to prevent transmission of HCV infection among beta-thalassemic patients.

  16. Anti-HCV antibody among newly diagnosed HIV patients in Ughelli ...

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    Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) share common routes of infection and ... drug users (IDU)7. HCV occurrence among people living with HIV has long been reported. This is of great medical impor- tance as 80% HCV infection are ..... before transfusion or organ transplantation.

  17. Anti-HCV antibody among newly diagnosed HIV patients in Ughelli ...

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    15.0%) with no tattoos. We found no significant correlation with transfusion, intravenous drug use (IDU), men that have sex with men (MSM), tattooing and the seroprevalence of HCV. However, significant correlation existed with age, sex and ...

  18. Naringenin and quercetin--potential anti-HCV agents for NS2 protease targets.

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    Lulu, S Sajitha; Thabitha, A; Vino, S; Priya, A Mohana; Rout, Madhusmita

    2016-01-01

    Nonstructural proteins of hepatitis C virus had drawn much attention for the scientific fraternity in drug discovery due to its important role in the disease. 3D structure of the protein was predicted using molecular modelling protocol. Docking studies of 10 medicinal plant compounds and three drugs available in the market (control) with NS2 protease were employed by using rigid docking approach of AutoDock 4.2. Among the molecules tested for docking study, naringenin and quercetin revealed minimum binding energy of - 7.97 and - 7.95 kcal/mol with NS2 protease. All the ligands were docked deeply within the binding pocket region of the protein. The docking study results showed that these compounds are potential inhibitors of the target; and also all these docked compounds have good inhibition constant, vdW+Hbond+desolv energy with best RMSD value.

  19. Incremento de los urocultivos positivos en un hospital de cuarto nivel de atención Increment in positive urine cultures in a fourth level attention hospital

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar si la implementación de intervenciones educativas y administrativas con respecto al empleo de pruebas de tamizaje incrementa la proporción de urocultivos positivos, en comparación con no emplear dichas intervenciones. Diseño. Este es un estudio prospectivo, analítico. Lugar.Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, Medellín, Colombia. Población. Se realizaron 25.766 urocultivos entre 1998 y 2005. Métodos. Algunas acciones educativas y administrativas se realizaron para incrementar la positividad de los urocultivos solicitados. Se registraron las coloraciones de Gram ordenadas para las muestras de los pacientes hospitalizados y atendidos en urgencias que fueron hospitalizados, los urocultivos positivos de los recomendados, los solicitados directamente por el médico tratante y por el servicio solicitante. Resultados. El porcentaje de coloraciones de Gram de orina sin centrifugar realizadas por urocultivo, en los pacientes hospitalizados, se incrementó de 0,7% en 1998 a 32,1% en 2005 ( p = 0,000. Los urocultivos fueron positivos en el 79,4% de los casos cuando se realizaron por recomendación del laboratorio, mientras que la positividad de los solicitados directamente fue del 27,9% ( p = 0,000. El porcentaje total de urocultivos positivos en 1998 en los pacientes que fueron hospitalizados, fue de 29,7%, mientras que de 1999 a 2005 fue del 40,3%, años en los cuales el laboratorio de microbiología intervino activamente ( c² = 74,95; p = 0,000. Los urocultivos positivos solicitados desde urgencias de adultos y pediatría aumentaron de 34% y 15% en 1998, a 66% y 30% en el 2005, respectivamente; mientras que en otros servicios de hospitalización el porcentaje pasó de 26% a 40%. Conclusiones. El porcentaje de los urocultivos positivos se puede incrementar si el conocimiento derivado del estudio de las pruebas de tamizaje es aplicado a la práctica clínica.Goal: To determine if the implementation of educative and administrative

  20. El método dialéctico transfinitante de Juan David García Bacca y el humanismo positivo como horizonte de la facticidad social

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    2015-01-01

    Nuestra intención en el presente trabajo es el siguiente: presentar del modo más sintético, concreto y preciso, las claves del “método dialéctico transfinitante” garcibacquiano. Analizaremos desde un punto de vista hermenéutico y crítico, el modo en el que el método dialéctico transfinitante es, en sí mismo, el sustento filosófico del humanismo positivo. Para ello, analizaremos los principales argumentos expuestos en Curso sistemático de filosofía actual que, a nue...

  1. Frecuencia de microsporidiosis intestinal en pacientes positivos para VIH mediante las técnicas de Gram cromotropo rápido y PCR.

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    Jorge H. Botero

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Los microsporidios son protozoos intracelulares obligados, implicados en procesos de diarrea persistente en pacientes con sida, aunque no son exclusivos de este grupo de pacientes. La prevalencia de microsporidios en diferentes países varía entre 8% y 52%. En nuestro medio no se conoce su frecuencia, por lo que este trabajo se propuso determinar la frecuencia de microsporidiosis intestinal en pacientes positivos para VIH, mediante la prueba del Gram cromotropo rápido (quick hot Gram y la PCR; para esto se realizó un estudio prospectivo, descriptivo, con una población intencional de todos los pacientes positivos para VIH remitidos al Laboratorio del Grupo Interdisciplinario para el Estudio de las Parasitosis Intestinales por las diferentes instituciones de atención de pacientes positivos para VIH de Medellín en el periodo comprendido entre agosto de 2001 y septiembre de 2002. Se hizo una encuesta clínico-epidemiológica y se practicaron análisis coprológicos seriados que incluían examen directo, por concentración y tinciones especiales para coccidias y microsporidios intestinales; además, se solicitó recuento de linfocitos TCD4+ y carga viral. Se estudiaron 103 pacientes en edades comprendidas entre 2 y 74 años; el 70% (72/103 presentaba diarrea al ingreso al estudio; la mayoría (83,5% fueron hombres. La frecuencia global de microsporidiosis intestinal fue de 3,9% (4/103; se encontraron tres pacientes positivos para Enterocytozoon bieneusi y uno con Encephalitozoon intestinalis; otras parasitosis intestinales representaron el 39,8%. La frecuencia de microsporidiosis en este estudio fue relativamente baja; además, como era de esperarse, la mayoría de los casos de microsporidios estuvieron asociados con diarrea prolongada y recuentos de LTCD4+ menores de 100 cél/?l y cargas virales superiores a 100.000 copias (3/4.

  2. El Soporte Conductual Positivo y la comunicación como factores clave en la intervención educativa de los niños con TEA

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    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo, vamos a estudiar el Soporte Conductual Positivo aplicado a la Escuela (SCPE) como un método de intervención educativa que permite construir el aprendizaje de los niños con trastornos del espectro autista (TEA) a partir de las conductas problemáticas que estos manifiestan convirtiéndolas en habilidades, que, a su vez, van a ser reforzadas a través del sistema TEACCH, lo que combinado con un sistema alternativo y aumentativo de comunicación (SAAC), como el PECS, va ...

  3. Avaliação da condição periodontal de pacientes renais em hemodiálise Assessment of periodontal condition of kidney patients in hemodialysis

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    Cláudia Régia Dias de Souza

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS/MÉTODOS: Avaliou-se a condição periodontal de 30 pacientes, em hemodiálise, através do índice de placa, índice gengival, índice de cálculo, PSR e quantidade de IgA na saliva, visando determinar a condição periodontal de doentes renais crônicos. RESULTADOS: Os resultados demonstraram que os índices de placa, índice gengival e índice de calculo foram considerados altos nestes pacientes. Com relação à necessidade de tratamento periodontal, observou-se que a maior parte dos pacientes em hemodiálise precisava de medidas de higiene bucal, raspagem supra e subgengival e fluoretação tópica (código 2. Em relação aos valores de IgA na saliva, somente três pacientes apresentaram densidade baixa. CONCLUSÃO: Concluiu-se que pacientes renais crônicos em hemodiálise apresentam maior acúmulo de placa bacteriana e elevada formação de cálculo dentário, necessitando de tratamento periodontal como raspagem supra e subgengival.OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: Thirty patients undergoing hemodialysis were evaluated for their periodontal condition through plaque, calculus and gingival indexes; PSR and IgA present in the saliva were also appraised in order to determine the periodontal condition of patients presenting chronic kidney disease. RESULTS: Results obtained demonstrated that in the studied group the plaque, calculus and gingival indexes were high. With regard to these patients' requirement to undergo periodontal treatment, most patients submitted to hemodialysis needed better oral hygiene, in addition to supra and sub gingival scraping and topic application of fluor (code 2. As to the IgA amount present in the saliva, only three patients showed a low density. CONCLUSIONS: Patients presenting chronic kidney disease disclosed a tendency for greater bacterial plaque concentration, high formation of dental calculus suggesting the need for periodontal treatment comprising supra and sub gingival scraping.

  4. Efeito de uma sessão de hemodiálise sobre o estresse oxidativo sistêmico de pacientes renais crônicos terminais Effect of a hemodialysis session on oxidative stress of chronic kidney disease patients

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    Patrícia Dall'Agnol Bianchi

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a repercussão de uma sessão de hemodiálise (HD sobre o estresse oxidativo sistêmico de pacientes renais crônicos. MÉTODOS E RESULTADOS: Foram avaliados 17 pacientes (10 mulheres com média de idade de 39,9 ± 13,5 anos em tratamento hemodialítico na Unidade de Nefrologia do HCPA, e o grupo controle formado por 18 indivíduos saudáveis (4 mulheres, com média de idade de 34,8 ± 10,1 anos. O sangue dos doentes renais foi coletado antes e após a sessão de HD. As médias foram analisadas pelo teste t de Student (p OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of a hemodialysis (HD session on systemic oxidative stress of chronic renal patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study comprised 17 patients (10 women and 7 men with mean age of 39.9 ± 13.5 years undergoing hemodialytic treatment at the Unit of Nephrology of Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, and a control group formed by 18 healthy individuals (4 women and 14 men with mean age of 34.8 ± 10.1 years. Renal patients had blood samples withdrawn before and after HD session. Means were analyzed by Student t test (p < 0.05. In red blood cells, the activity of the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD and catalase (CAT was assessed. In plasma, the non-enzymatic antioxidant system was assessed by measuring the total reactive antioxidant potential (TRAP. No significant differences were observed between the values of SOD and CAT before and after HD. Comparison with the control group showed a significant reduction in the activity of those enzymes. After HD session, a significant reduction in TRAP was observed. Oxidative damage to membrane lipids was assessed through chemiluminescence (CL, and the damage to proteins through carbonyl assay. No significant difference was observed in the values of CL and carbonyls after HD. However, when compared with the control group, a significant difference was observed, indicating a greater damage to membrane lipids and proteins in renal

  5. Interesses profissionais e afetos positivos e negativos: estudo exploratório com estudantes de ensino médio Intereses profesionales y afectos positivos y negativos: estudio exploratorio con estudiantes de Enseñanza Secundaria Professional interests and affects positive and negative: exploratory study with youngers from high school

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    Ana Paula Porto Noronha

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available A Orientação Profissional enquanto área de intervenção e pesquisa tem buscado a compreensão de variáveis que interferem na tomada de decisão e no desenvolvimento de carreira. Trata-se de um estudo exploratório entre interesses profissionais e afetos positivos e negativos. Participaram 529 estudantes do ensino médio de escolas públicas e particulares com idades entre 14 a 27 anos (M=16; DP=1,48. No que se refere ao sexo, 223 (42,2% eram homens e 306 (57,8%, mulheres. Os instrumentos aplicados foram a EAZ - Escala de Afetos de Zanon e a EAP - Escala de Aconselhamento Profissional. Os participantes apresentaram maiores médias para afetos positivos, o que indica julgamento mais positivo da vida, de modo geral. A comparação entre os instrumentos revelou alguns coeficientes positivos e significativos, mas de baixa magnitude. Sugere-se que novos estudos sejam realizados com os construtos da Psicologia Positiva na orientação profissional e desenvolvimento de carreira.La Orientación Profesional como área de intervención e investigación ha buscado entender la comprensión de variables que interfieren en las decisiones y en el desarrollo de carrera. Se trata de un estudio exploratorio entre intereses profesionales y afectos positivos y negativos. Participaron 529 estudiantes de la Enseñanza Secundaria de escuelas públicas y privadas con edades entre14 a 27 años (M=16; DP= 1,48. En lo referente al sexo, 223 (42,2% eran hombres y 306 (57,8% mujeres. Los instrumentos aplicados fueron la Escala de Afetos de Zanon - EAZ y la Escala de Aconselhamento Profissional - EAP. Los participantes presentaron promedios mayores para los afectos positivos, lo que indica juicio más positivo de la vida, en general. La comparación entre los instrumentos mostró algunos coeficientes positivos y significativos, pero de magnitud baja. Se sugiere que nuevos estudios sean realizados con los constructos de la Psicología Positiva en la orientaci

  6. Clonación de secuencias de alfavirus y flavivirus para su uso como controles positivos en el diagnóstico molecular

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    Daría Camacho

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la investigación fue obtener controles positivos para la validación de técnicas moleculares (RT-PCR utilizadas en diagnóstico e investigación de infecciones virales. A partir de cepas de CHIKV, Zika, DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 y DENV-4, se extrajeron ARN virales para obtener por RT-PCR los ADN complementarios (ADNc de las secuencias nsP4 (CHIKV, NS5 (virus Zika, C/prM-M y 5´UTR-C (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, DENV-4 que fueron clonados en pGEM®-T Easy. La clonación se confirmó mediante PCR de colonias, de las cuales se extrajo el ADN plasmídico para la verificación de la clonación de los fragmentos. Se logró la clonación de ADNc correspondientes a nsP4, NS5, C/prM-M y 5´UTR-C de los distintos agentes virales. En conclusión se obtuvieron los plásmidos recombinantes con cada una de las secuencias especificadas para su posterior valoración como controles positivos en técnicas moleculares, evitando el uso de cultivos celulares que pueden resultar costosos, laboriosos y potencialmente peligrosos.

  7. Derecho positivo y derecho natural: una reflexión desde el iusnaturalismo sobre la necesidad y naturaleza de la determinación

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    Sebastián Contreras

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo intenta analizar la naturaleza de la derivatio per modum determinationis. La filosofía escolástica enseña que la determinatio es uno de los modos de derivarse la ley humana desde la ley natural, particularmente el modo en que se deriva el derecho positivo o civil. En este trabajo el autor se detiene a revisar su modalidad, así como algunos criterios para reconocer las determinaciones o normas positivas.O presente trabalho procura analisar a natureza da derivatio per modum determinationis. A filosofia escolástica ensina que a determinatio é um dos modos por meio dos quais se deriva a lei humana a partir da lei natural, particularmente o modo no qual se deriva o direito positivo ou civil. Neste trabalho o autor se detém a revisar sua modalidade, bem como alguns critérios para reconhecer as determinações ou normas positivas.

  8. Resistencia a antibióticos de última línea en cocos Gram positivos: la era posterior a la vancomicina

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    Rincón, Sandra; Panesso, Diana; Díaz, Lorena; Carvajal, Lina P.; Reyes, Jinnethe; Munita, José M.; Arias, César A.

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    En los últimos años se han desarrollado nuevas alternativas para el tratamiento de infecciones por patógenos Gram positivos multirresistentes, entre los cuales Staphylococcus aureus resistente a la meticilina (SARM) y los enterococos resistentes a la vancomicina (ERV) se consideran un verdadero reto terapéutico, y aunque el uso de la vancomicina en infecciones graves causadas por SARM ha generado serias dudas en los últimos años, continúa siendo escasa la información clínica de respaldo al uso de agentes terapéuticos que la superen en eficacia. El linezolid, la daptomicina y la tigeciclina son agentes que tienen actividad contra los cocos Gram positivos y que fueron aprobados e introducidos en la terapia clínica en la década pasada. Además, se han probado o están en las fases finales de desarrollo otros agentes como las cefalosporinas de última generación (ceftarolina y ceftobiprol). El propósito de esta revisión fue describir las nuevas alternativas terapéuticas, particularmente en la era posterior a la vancomicina, y repasar las características químicas más relevantes de los compuestos y su espectro de actividad, haciendo énfasis en sus mecanismos de acción y resistencia. PMID:24968051

  9. Resistencia a antibióticos de última línea en cocos Gram positivos: la era posterior a la vancomicina

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    Sandra Rincón

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años se han desarrollado nuevas alternativas para el tratamiento de infecciones por patógenos Gram positivos multirresistentes, entre los cuales Staphylococcus aureus resistente a la meticilina (SARM y los enterococos resistentes a la vancomicina (ERV se consideran un verdadero reto terapéutico, y aunque el uso de la vancomicina en infecciones graves causadas por SARM ha generado serias dudas en los últimos años, continúa siendo escasa la información clínica de respaldo al uso de agentes terapéuticos que la superen en eficacia. El linezolid, la daptomicina y la tigeciclina son agentes que tienen actividad contra los cocos Gram positivos y que fueron aprobados e introducidos en la terapia clínica en la década pasada. Además, se han probado o están en las fases finales de desarrollo otros agentes como las cefalosporinas de última generación (ceftarolina y ceftobiprol. El propósito de esta revisión fue describir las nuevas alternativas terapéuticas, particularmente en la era posterior a la vancomicina, y repasar las características químicas más relevantes de los compuestos y su espectro de actividad, haciendo énfasis en sus mecanismos de acción y resistencia.

  10. Evolução da gravidez e resultados perinatais em transplantadas renais Pregnancy and perinatal outcomes in women with renal transplantation

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    Leandro Gustavo de Oliveira

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar as inter-relações recíprocas entre o transplante renal e a gravidez por meio da análise das intercorrências clínicas e obstétricas, bem como da investigação do desfecho perinatal. MÉTODOS: foi analisada série retrospectiva de 39 casos de gestação em 37 portadoras de transplante renal no período de janeiro de 1997 a dezembro de 2003. Foi criado um grupo controle composto por 66 grávidas sem doenças clínicas prévias, que freqüentaram pré-natal e deram à luz em 2002 e 2003. Esse grupo foi utilizado para possíveis comparações para as variáveis pré-eclâmpsia, ruptura prematura de membranas, prematuridade e crescimento intra-uterino restrito. Como características demográficas dos dois grupos foram relatados média de idade no momento da concepção, raça e os antecedentes obstétricos. Quanto às características do transplante relatamos o tipo de doador e o esquema imunossupressor utilizado. As variáveis clínicas estudadas foram hipertensão arterial crônica, anemia e infecção do trato urinário. As variáveis relativas ao transplante foram o intervalo entre a cirurgia e a concepção, a ocorrência de disfunção, rejeição e perda do enxerto. Quanto às variáveis obstétricas, analisamos a via de parto, a incidência de pré-eclâmpsia e a ruptura prematura de membranas. Entre os resultados perinatais consideramos a incidência de prematuridade e crescimento intra-uterino restrito. Relacionamos estes resultados aos níveis de creatinina das transplantadas renais no início do pré-natal. Para avaliação estatística foram utilizados os testes de chi2 e exato de Fisher. Em todos os casos, o nível de rejeição para a hipótese de nulidade foi sempre fixado em valor menor ou igual a 0,05 (5%. RESULTADOS: a média de idade das pacientes no momento da concepção foi de 27 anos. O doador vivo foi o tipo mais freqüente. Entre as drogas imunossupressoras, a ciclosporina foi a mais utilizada

  11. Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (Kikuchi lymphadenitis in an HIV-positive patient Linfadenite necrosante histiocítica (linfadenite de Kikuchi em um paciente HIV-positivo

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    José VASSALLO

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, or Kikuchi's lymphadenitis (KL, is an unusual form of lymphadenitis, generally with self-limited clinical course. KL has been reported in rare patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV. Pathogenesis of the lesion is probably related to an impaired immune function. The purpose of the present article is to report on one case in which KL was diagnosed in an HIV-infected patient. Histomorphology and immunophenotype were similar to previous reports, but a focus of activated CD30+ macrophages was seen, what might be due to the immunological status of the patient. EBV was not detected on the sections using the in situ hybridization technique. Although rare, the occurrence of KL in HIV-infected subjects must be emphasized, because of the potential misdiagnosis of malignancy, especially in the presence of CD30+ cells.A linfadenite necrosante histiocítica, ou linfadenite de Kikuchi (LK, é uma forma rara de linfadenite, geralmente de curso clínico auto-limitado. Raros casos de LK associados à infecção pelo vírus da imunodeficiência humana (HIV foram relatados, sendo sua patogênese atribuída à disfunção imunológica destes pacientes. O objetivo do presente artigo é relatar um caso de associação de LK em um paciente HIV-positivo. A histomorfologia e a imunofenotipagem foram semelhantes aos casos anteriormente descritos na literatura, mas focos de macrófagos ativados positivos para o CD30 foram vistos, o que pode ser devido ao estado imune do paciente. A pesquisa de EBV por hibridização in situ foi negativa no tecido. Embora rara, a ocorrência de LK em pacientes HIV-positivos deve ser lembrada, por causa do potencial erro diagnóstico com linfoma maligno, especialmente na presença de células CD30+.

  12. Seguimiento a mujeres con resultado citológico positivo en una Empresa Social del Estado - ESE, Medellín, Colombia, 2011- 2012

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    Marleny Valencia Arredondo

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia el cáncer cérvico-uterino (Cacu es una de las principales causas de muerte. Anualmente se diagnostican 7.000 casos y se registran 3.300 muertes, el 50% por diagnóstico tardío y falta de acceso a tratamientos especializados. Objetivo: describir el seguimiento a mujeres con resultado citológico positivo en una ESE de Medellín, 2011-2012. Metodología: estudio descriptivo transversal en 277 mujeres con resultado citológico positivo para lesiones sugestivas de alto grado y/o alteraciones glandulares. Se empleó muestreo estratificado y sistemático. Se utilizaron fuentes de información primaria y secundaria. La sistematización de datos se realizó en el programa SPSS, y se calcularon medidas de frecuencia, tendencia central y dispersión. Se empleó análisis descriptivo uni-bivariado para variables sociodemográficas, clínicas y relacionadas con la atención recibida. Resultados: el 10,7% de mujeres con lesiones de alto grado o invasoras no culminaron el tratamiento. La oportunidad total del seguimiento fue del 52,3% y las fases con mayores tiempos de espera para la atención fueron las citas para diagnóstico y tratamiento. Conclusión: A pesar de los esfuerzos para mejorar la cobertura del cribado y búsqueda activa de pacientes con citología positiva evidenciada en el estudio aún se presentan obstáculos en la atención de pacientes para un diagnóstico y tratamiento oportuno, lo que lleva en varios casos al avance de la enfermedad e incluso la muerte.

  13. Bafômetro positivo: correlatos do comportamento de beber e dirigir na cidade de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil Alcoholímetro positivo: interrelación entre la conducta de beber y conducir en la ciudad de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil Positive breathalyzer test: factors associated with drinking and driving in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

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    Valdir Ribeiro Campos

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available As características dos condutores que adotam o comportamento do beber e dirigir ainda não foram bem estudadas no país. O presente estudo apresenta dados da prevalência e características dos motoristas sob a influência de álcool nas nove regionais da cidade de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Foram entrevistados 1.656 condutores. Desses, 1.254 (76% aceitaram responder a um questionário estruturado e fazer o teste do bafômetro. O teste do bafômetro foi positivo para 15% dos condutores. O modelo de regressão logística prediz bafômetro positivo com chance 1,5 vez maior para os condutores com idade acima de 31 anos e 4,5 vezes maior para quem tem frequência de consumo de álcool pelo menos semanal. Além disso, condutores da regional Barreiro tem 2 vezes mais chances de apresentarem bafômetro positivo. Estudos localizados com metodologia dos postos de checagem da sobriedade podem monitorar o comportamento e características dos condutores, riscos no trânsito e direcionar políticas públicas para o beber e dirigir.Las características de los conductores que adoptan la conducta de beber y conducir todavía no han sido bien estudiadas en el país. El presente estudio muestra datos de la prevalencia y características de los conductores bajo la influencia de alcohol en las nueve carreteras regionales de la ciudad de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Se entrevistaron a 1.656 conductores. De ellos, 1.254 (76% aceptaron responder a un cuestionario estructurado y hacer el test del alcoholímetro. El test del alcoholímetro fue positivo para un 15% de los conductores. El modelo de regresión logística predice un alcoholímetro positivo con una probabilidad 1,5 vez mayor para los conductores de edad por encima de los 31 años y 4,5 veces mayor para quien tiene una frecuencia de consumo de alcohol por lo menos semanal. Asimismo, conductores de la regional Barreiro tienen 2 veces más probabilidad de presentar positivo en el alcohol

  14. Anatomia vascular das artérias renais natomia e gonadais de Podocnemis unifilis Schweigger, 1812 (Testudines, Pelomedusidae = Vascular anatomy of renal and gonadal arteries of Podocnemis unifilis Schweigger, 1812 (Testudines-Pelomedusidae

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    Líria Queiroz Luz Hirano

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi desenvolvido com o intuito de enriquecer o conhecimento sobre a morfologia vascular das artérias renais e gonadais de Podocnemis unifilis, facilitando o entendimento da fisiologia clínica e cirúrgica destes animais. Foram utilizados cincoexemplares machos de Podocnemis unifilis (tracajá, coletados segundo a Licença nº 066/2004- Ibama/RAM. A artéria carótida esquerda e a veia femoral direita foram canuladas e, pelas mesmas, foi introduzida solução fisiológica para lavagem do sistema vascular; em seguida,aplicou-se solução de Neoprene Látex “450” corada com pigmento específico (Globo S/A Tintas e Pigmentos. O material foi fixado em solução de Formol tamponado a 10% por um período mínimo de 96h. Uma abertura central e de formato quadrangular foi feita na metade caudal do plastrão e casco, de forma a expor os ramos da artéria aorta que irrigam os rins e as gônadas. Observou-se que as artérias renais se originam da face ventral da artéria aorta dorsal, em número de dois pares para cada rim e, em um único exemplar, elas originaram uma artéria renal direita e duas esquerdas. A artéria gonadal surgiu a partir da artéria renal, e apenas um par penetrou pela face dorsal de cada gônada.This work was developed with the aim of enriching knowledge on the vascular morphology of renal and gonadal arteries of Podocnemisunifilis, thus increasing the understanding of the clinical and surgical physiology of these animals. Five Podocnemis unifilis males were used, collected according to license no. 066/2004-Ibama/RAM.The left carotid artery and right femoral vein were cannulated, and a serum solution was introduced to remove obstructions from the vascular system. A solution of Neoprene Latex “450” dye was injected. The material was fixed in a solution of 10% formaldehyde for a period of 96 hours. Next, a square-shaped central opening was made in the caudal end of the plastron and bridge, exposing the branches

  15. Acurácia do diagnóstico de enfermagem “disposição para melhora da esperança” em pacientes renais crônicos

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    Renan Alves Silva

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Analisar a acurácia do diagnóstico “Disposição para melhora da Esperança” em pacientes renais crônicos. Método Estudo transversal com 62 pacientes em clínica de hemodiálise entre agosto a novembro de 2015. Utilizou-se a Escala de Esperança de Herth para a construção das definições das características definidoras da North American Nursing Diagnosis Association International. Analisaram-se medidas de sensibilidade, especificidade, valor preditivo, razão de verossimilhança e odds ratio das características definidoras do diagnóstico. Resultados 82,22% apresentaram o diagnóstico. Verificou-se que as características definidoras “Expressa desejo de intensificar a coerência entre expectativas e desejos” e “Expressa o desejo de reforçar a resolução de problemas para alcançar as metas” aumentou em onze e cinco vezes, respectivamente, a chance de possuírem o diagnóstico. Conclusão “Expressa desejo de intensificar a coerência entre expectativas e desejos” e “Expressa o desejo de reforçar a resolução de problemas para alcançar as metas” apresentaram boas medidas de acurácia.

  16. Efeitos do alopurinol sobre a lipoperoxidação de membranas celulares renais na síndrome da isquemia e reperfusão: estudo experimental em ratos

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    Rhoden Ernani Luís

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Vários estudos têm demonstrado que Radicais Livres de Oxigênio (RLO contribuem para o dano celular decorrente da isquemia e reperfusão. Este estudo foi desenvolvido como o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos da isquemia e reperfusão renal em ratos, tratados ou não com alopurinol, sobre a lipoperoxidação (LPO das membranas celulares renais. Método: Foram usados ratos Wistar distribuídos em 4 grupos e submetidos a períodos de isquemia e reperfusão renal ou não, dependendo do grupo. Também foram submetidos ou não a tratamento com alopurinol na dose de 50 e 150 mg/Kg por via intraperitoneal, 5 e 1 horas antes do procedimento. Na avaliação da lipoperoxidação utilizou-se os métodos do TBARS e QL. Resultados: Os resultados demonstraram aumento da LPO nos animais submetidos a isquemia e reperfusão renal. No entanto, estes efeitos deletérios foram reduzidos com o pré-tratamento com alopurinol (p<0,05. Conclusão: O dano causado em animais submetidos a isquemia e reperfusão renal pode ser demonstrado e quantificado pela LPO. Além disso, o alopurinol demonstrou proteção renal contra o dano decorrente desta síndrome, diminuindo a LPO nestes animais. Estes resultados sugerem que a via da xantina oxidase é uma das mais importantes rotas metabólicas envolvidas na geração de RLO, estes responsáveis em parte pelos danos funcionais do rim na síndrome da isquemia e reperfusão deste órgão.

  17. Evaluación económica del trastuzumab como tratamiento adyuvante en cáncer de mama HER2- positivo en Colombia

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    Jefferson Antonio Buendía

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El trastuzumab es un anticuerpo monoclonal de reconocida efectividad para el tratamiento en mujeres con cáncer de mama positivo para HER2. Sin embargo, la mayoría de estudios de costo-efectividad se han llevado a cabo en países desarrollados. Objetivo. Determinar el costo-efectividad del tratamiento adyuvante con trastuzumab en mujeres concáncer de mama HER2+ en Colombia. Materiales y métodos. Se construyó un modelo de Markov, con ciclos de transición anuales y desde la perspectiva del pagador, para estimar los resultados clínicos y económicos derivados de la administración de trastuzumab en mujeres con HER2 positivo. El modelo incorpora cinco estados de transición: libre de enfermedad, recurrencia local, metástasis, falla cardiaca y muerte. La tasa de eventos y la razón de tazas instantáneas (0,51; IC95% 0,44-0,59; p<0,0001 se derivaron del reporte a cuatro años de los ensayos clínicos controlados N9831 y NSABP B-31. Los costos y las utilidades se estimados a partir de la literatura científica, utilizando una tasa de descuento del 5 % anual. Resultados. El modelo revela que la utilización de trastuzumab como tratamiento adyuvante prolongala expectativa de vida ajustada por calidad en 0,8 años, en comparación con la quimioterapia sin trastuzumab; a una razón de costo efectividad incremental (sic. de US$ 71.491 por año de vida ganado ajustado por calidad de vida. Conclusión. El tratamiento con trastuzumab durante un año no es costo-efectivo en Colombia, utilizando la definición de costo-efectividad de la OMS de menos de dos a tres veces el PIB per cápita por año de vida ganado ajustado por calidad de vida. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i3.832

  18. Neoconstitucionalismo negativo y neoconstitucionalismo positivo

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    Giovanni Battista Ratti

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available La expresión “neoconstitucionalismo” es sumamente ambigua: la cultura contemporánea la usa para denotar cosas tan heterogéneas como una forma de estado, una política de activismo judicial, una reconstrucción teórica de los sistemas jurídicos contemporáneos, una metodología jurídica y una adhesión ideológica al derecho. Este trabajo se centra en los aspectos de política jurisprudencial, de teoría del derecho y de metodología jurídica, enfatizando dos posibles perspectivas del neoconstitucionalismo: una negativa que delinea dicha multifacética concepción del derecho como un conjunto de oposiciones a las tesis defendidas por las concepciones dominantes, y otra positiva que pretende haber identificado una serie de “nuevos descubrimientos” en los sistemas jurídicos contemporáneos. En esta versión positiva se examinan ocho tesis: (1 el derecho de los estados constitucionales es una combinación de reglas y principios, (2 reglas y principios son aptos para constituir un conjunto sistematico de normas, (3 las constituciones contemporáneas incorporan valores morales, de manera que habrían creado una conexión relevante entre derecho y moral, (4 tal incorporación implica un deber de interpretar las disposiciones constitucionales mediante una lectura moral, (5 toda norma jurídica es derrotable, (6 algunos estándares jurídicos requieren de un razonamiento ponderativo o de balance, opuesto al tradicional razonamiento subsutivo, (7 interpretando holísticamente las disposiciones jurídicas, los jueces pueden llegar a decidir cualquier controversia, y,  (8 las normas jurídicas no pueden tener cualquier contenido, porque su contenido es determinado en última instancia por juicios morales. El trabajo termina ilustrando aciertos y equivocaciones de cada versión del neoconstitucionalismo.

  19. La convivencia escolar en positivo

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    Janner Villalba Cano

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Las prácticas curriculares en el manejo de los conflictos y comportamientos violentos escolares contribuyen indirectamente a la visión de una cultura de paz negativa, pues, estas prácticas solo centran su atención en la violencia directa generada por los estudiantes y no tienen en cuenta la violencia estructural, que puede estar arraigada en las estructuras de desequilibrio de poder institucional, jerárquico y autoritario, que propician estas prácticas. Así mismo, en esta forma de asumir la convivencia, la paz se manifiesta de manera negativa porque los conflictos no se toleran, y en cambio se consideran un problema, algo difícil de manejar o una alteración de la tranquilidad. En consecuencia, la principal vía para el manejo de estos es la autoritaria, sancionatoria o punitiva, lo cual, lejos de terminarlos, incrementa los conflictos y legitima, así, más comportamientos violentos para solucionarlos. Los conflictos debieran constituir una oportunidad para potenciar la convivencia, en vez de considerarse meramente como problemas. AbstractCurricular practices in the management of conflict and school violent behavior contribute to a culture of negative peace, these curricular practices only focus their attention on direct violence generated by students, they do not take into account structural violence, which may be rooted in institutional structure imbalance, hierarchical and authoritarian power, that encourage such practices. Also in this living coexistence, peace shows itself negative, because conflicts are not tolerated, to the extent that they are considered a problem, something difficult to handle, an alteration of tranquility. As a consequence,the main route for handling these is the authoritarian one, by way of punishing or penalizing, which far from improving conflict legitimize the increase, leading to a more violent behavior as a way of solvingit. In this regard conflict should be seen as a problem rather than an opportunity to promote coexistence.

  20. Carcinoma de células renais incidentais e sintomáticos: fatores patológicos e sobrevida Incidental and symptomatic kidney cancer: pathological features and survival

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    Marcos Dall'Oglio

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Pacientes com carcinoma de células renais (CCR quando diagnosticados precocemente têm maior possibilidade de cura com o tratamento cirúrgico. Este estudo tem como objetivo analisar as características anatomopatológicas dos espécimes cirúrgicos que justificam a diferença da história natural dos pacientes com CCR incidental e sintomático. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados retrospectivamente 115 pacientes submetidos a nefrectomia por CCR esporádico, divididos em Grupo 1: 59 pacientes assintomáticos com diagnóstico incidental e Grupo 2: 56 pacientes sintomáticos. A média de idade dos pacientes foi de 59 anos, com 86 homens e 29 mulheres. Cirurgia radical foi realizada em 96 pacientes e cirurgia conservadora em 19 casos. Foram analisadas as características anatomopatológicas, incluindo grau nuclear, estadio patológico, tamanho do tumor e presença de invasão microvascular intratumoral, sendo estes parâmetros comparados com a sobrevida dos pacientes. RESULTADOS: Ao compararmos os dois grupos, confirmou-se que os tumores incidentais têm menor grau nuclear (p=0,003, menor tamanho (p=0,001, menor incidência de invasão microvascular (pBACKGROUND: Patients with early diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma (CCR have higher chance of cure following surgical treatment. This study was set to compare the pathological characteristics between the surgical specimens and the survival of the patients with incidental and symptomatic CCR. METHODS: One hundred and fifteen patients with sporadic CCR were studied retrospectively following nephrectomy and divided into two groups. Group 1; 59 patients with incidental diagnosis and Group 2; 56 symptomatic patients. The mean age of the patients was 59 years, with 86 men and 29 women. Radical nephrectomy was performed in 96 patients and the conservative surgery was performed in the remaining 19. Comparison parameters included pathological outcome, specifically nuclear grade, pathological stage, size of

  1. Qualidade de vida de pacientes renais crônicos em hemodiálise ou diálise peritoneal: estudo comparativo em um serviço de referência de Curitiba - PR

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    Fernanda Aguiar Gonçalves

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Introdução: A doença renal crônica (DRC compromete saúde e rotina de seu portador. No estágio V da DRC, o paciente torna-se elegível para iniciar a terapia substitutiva renal por hemodiálise (HD, diálise peritoneal (DP ou transplante renal. O tipo de tratamento pode ser importante para melhorar a qualidade de vida do paciente. Objetivo: Comparar a qualidade de vida de pacientes renais crônicos em estágio V-D (em diálise que realizam DP domiciliar ou HD. Métodos: Estudo transversal com coleta prospectiva, por conveniência, por meio da aplicação de questionários socioeconômicos e KDQOL-SF 36 em pacientes do ambulatório de DP e pacientes em HD da Fundação Pró-Renal e clínicas-satélite de Curitiba-PR. Resultados: Amostra de 338 pacientes, sendo 222 em HD, e 116 em DP. Idade média de 54,4 ± 15,28 anos para HD e 58,0 ± 13,99 para DP. Variáveis: situação do trabalho (p < 0,05, estímulo por parte da equipe de diálise (p < 0,01 e satisfação do paciente (p < 0,001 foram favoráveis à DP, enquanto que funcionamento físico (p < 0,05 e função emocional (p < 0,01 foram favoráveis à HD. Conclusão: Objetivamente, a DP mostrou-se melhor em relação à qualidade de vida por apresentar um maior número de itens com resultados significativos quando comparada à HD. Porém, as duas variáveis de maior significância encontradas na HD (funcionamento físico e funcionamento emocional têm um impacto maior no bem-estar e no cotidiano no ambiente externo à clínica do que aquelas superiores na DP, tornando a HD mais favorável à qualidade de vida do paciente.

  2. Fibrosis pulmonar asociada a vasculitis con anticuerpos anticitoplasmáticos positivos Pulmonary fibrosis associated with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive vasculitis

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    Marcelo Fernández Casares

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Las complicaciones pulmonares más conocidas de las vasculitis con anticuerpos anticitoplasmáticos de los neutrófilos (ANCA positivos (VAA, son la hemorragia alveolar, los granulomas y la estenosis de la vía aérea. En los últimos años han aparecido algunos informes aislados que muestran la asociación con fibrosis pulmonar (FP, sugiriendo que ésta sería otra complicación de las VAA. En este trabajo informamos dos casos con dicha asociación describiendo sus características clínicas, tomográficas e inmunológicas. Dado que en la asociación de FP y VAA notificada en los últimos años, la FP puede ser su primera manifestación, podría ser necesaria la búsqueda de ANCA en pacientes con FP, como causa de la misma y por el posible desarrollo posterior de vasculitis.The most frequently observed pulmonary complications of vasculitis (AAV with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic positive antibodies (ANCA are alveolar hemorrhage, granulomas and airway stenosis. In recent years, some reports have been published that show the association of vasculitis with pulmonary fibrosis (PF, suggesting that it may be another complication of AAV. We report and describe here two cases with such association, and their clinical, tomographic and immunological characteristics. Given that in the association between PF and AAV, as reported in the last years, PF could be the first manifestation of AAV, the search for ANCA in patients with PF may be necessary, as a cause of it and for the possible subsequent development of vasculitis.

  3. Resultados positivos do lavado broncoalveolar e das culturas quantitativas na suspeita da pneumonia tardia associada ao ventilador – estudo retrospectivo

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    A.P. Vaz

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Introdução: O lavado broncoalveolar (LBA com culturas quantitativas tem sido utilizado no sentido de permitir um aumento da especificidade diagnóstica da pneumonia associada ao ventilador (PAV, embora a técnica padrão para o diagnóstico definitivo desta entidade permaneça controversa. Objectivos: Avaliar a influência dos resultados positivos do LBA e das culturas quantitativas no diagnóstico microbiológico e no tratamento de doentes com suspeita de PAV tardia e antibioterapia prévia. Material e Métodos: Análise retrospectiva de doentes em unidade de cuidados intensivos (UCI polivalentes, com suspeita de PAV tardia e antibioterapia prévia, que apresentaram crescimento cultural nos LBA efectuados durante o período de um ano. Resultados: Dos 243 LBA realizados, obtiveram-se 71 (29,2% resultados positivos (60 doentes, 76,7% do sexo masculino, 54 ± 19 anos. O LBA foi realizado em mediana após 13 dias de ventilação invasiva, 11 dias de antibioterapia na UCI e no dia em que se instituiu um novo antibiótico perante a suspeita de PAV. Foi efectuada contagem de unidades formadoras de colónias (UFC/ml em 71,8% e simultaneamente obtido aspirado endotraqueal (AET para análise qualitativa em 85,9%. Verificou-se mudança terapêutica em 38,0%: correcção terapêutica (16,9%, descalação (12,7% e início de antibioterapia dirigida (8,4%. As alterações terapêuticas foram efectuadas na presença de >104 UFC em 84,2% e em concordância com o AET em 70,8%. Nos casos em que se verificou manutenção da antibioterapia (62,0% as culturas quantitativas teriam permitido descalação em 9,1%. A alteração na prescrição foi mais frequente na presença de >104 UFC (48,5%, do que nas situações em que as contagens de UFC foram inferiores ou a análise do LBA qualitativa (28,9%, p = 0,091. Não se verificaram diferen

  4. Relación entre el virus humano herpes 8 y el sarcoma de Kaposi en pacientes positivos y negativos para el VIH Relationship between human herpes virus 8 and Kaposi sarcomain HIV positive and negative patients

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    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Parece existir una relación de causalidad entre la infección por el virus humano herpes 8 ( human Herpesvirus 8, HHV-8 y el desarrollo de sarcoma de Kaposi, especialmente en la población positiva para virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH. Objetivo. Fue determinar la relación entre los resultados serológicos positivos para HHV-8 y el sarcoma de Kaposi en pacientes positivos y negativos para VIH de Medellín, buscando la relación con distintas variables. Materiales y métodos. Es un estudio descriptivo, de cohorte, prospectivo, del suero de 98 pacientes de diferentes instituciones de salud de Medellín, los cuales se dividieron en cuatro grupos para determinar por inmunofluorescencia su seropositividad frente a HHV-8 y poder asociar en forma univariada y bivariada con diferentes variables. Resultados. Se estudiaron 98 sueros. En el grupo de pacientes con sarcoma de Kaposi y VIH, 83,3% fueron positivos para HHV- 8, en el grupo sin sarcoma de Kaposi pero con sífilis, 20,8% fueron positivos para HHV-8, en el grupo sin sarcoma de Kaposi pero VIH positivos, 8% fueron positivos para HHV-8 y en el grupo de sueros de banco de sangre, 4% fueron positivos para HHV-8. La presencia de sarcoma de Kaposi no tuvo relación con la evolución de la enfermedad por VIH ni con el recuento de CD4/ml. Conclusiones. El HHV-8 circula en nuestro medio y existe una relación entre la infección por este virus y el desarrollo de sarcoma de Kaposi, especialmente en pacientes con enfermedades de transmisión sexual y VIH positivos.Background: Apparently, there is a relationship between human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8 infection and Kaposi´ sarcoma, especially in HIV-positive population. Objectives: To define the relationship between seropositivity against HHV- 8 and Kaposi´ sarcoma in an HIV positive and negative population from Medellín, looking for its relationship with different variables. Methods: It is a descriptive, cohort, prospective study which

  5. Caracterización de los síntomas de angina en hombres adultos con cateterismo cardíaco positivo para enfermedad coronaria

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    Clemencia Bernal

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: en Colombia la enfermedad coronaria ocasionó 29.394 muertes en 2011 ocupando el primer lugar como causa de mortalidad, según el Departamento Nacional de Estadística. Es importante disminuir el tiempo entre el inicio de los síntomas y el tratamiento, etapa en que la sintomatología, la interpretación y la manifestación del paciente son esenciales, así como su reconocimiento por parte del personal de salud para la definición oportuna del tratamiento. Objetivo: describir los síntomas de angina de un grupo de hombres con edades entre 40 y 80 años, con cateterismo cardíaco positivo para enfermedad coronaria en el marco de la teoría de Elizabeth Lenz según factores determinantes, dimensiones y consecuencias del síntoma. Materiales y métodos: estudio descriptivo con abordaje cualitativo. Se realizó entrevista semiestructurada a 27 hombres en relación con las características de los síntomas experimentados y se analizó la información mediante la técnica de análisis de contenido. Resultados: categorías emergentes relevantes dentro de factores determinantes: "Pienso que hice un sobreesfuerzo", "No controlo la comida", "Es la herencia", "Tanto estrés". Dimensiones: las palabras más utilizadas fueron: "dolor", a veces acompañado de "presión" en el pecho y "dolor de oreja a oreja". Irradiación a brazo izquierdo y ocasionalmente a espalda. Síntomas acompañantes: gastrointestinales, fatiga y hormigueo. Consecuencias: "Me toca cambiar", "Nada va a cambiar", "Me va a afectar". Conclusiones: se obtuvo un perfil característico que refleja la forma de vivir la enfermedad coronaria que facilita la comprensión del fenómeno y que orienta los cuidados pertinentes.

  6. Neuromielitis óptica con alta expresión de acuaporina-4 y anticuerpos anti-acuaporina-4 positivos en suero

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    Alejandra Báez

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available La presencia de anticuerpos IgG en suero, con blanco en los canales de acuaporina-4, es específica de la neuromielitis óptica (NMO. El 60% de los pacientes con NMO presentan lesiones cerebrales en la resonancia magnética (RM; en un 8% (mayoría niños estas lesiones se consideraron "atípicas". Presentamos dos pacientes con NMO y lesiones en el SNC de alta expresión de acuaporina-4. Caso 1: varón de 50 años, que comenzó con pérdida de visión en ojo derecho (OD. Recibió tratamiento empírico con metilprednisolona 1 g/d x 3 días. Al mes presentó dolor generalizado y hemiparesia derecha; nuevamente recibió metilprednisolona 1 g/d x 5 días e IgG IV 400 mg/kg/d × 5 días. Recuperó la deambulación persistiendo el dolor y fenómenos paroxísticos en los 4 miembros. Potenciales evocados visuales: P100, ojo izquierdo (OI 123 mseg. OD sin respuesta. La RM de cerebro (FLAIR mostró hiperintensidad en nervio óptico derecho, hipotálamo y comisura blanca anterior. RM cervical: lesión medular extensa (5 cuerpos vertebrales. Caso 2: mujer de 53 años, con disminución de la agudeza visual en ambos ojos y parestesias en miembros inferiores que remitieron espontáneamente. Evolucionó al mes con cuadriparesia e incontinencia esfinteriana. Recibió metilprednisolona 1 g/d x 5 días, sin mejoría. Potenciales evocados visuales: P100 OI 124 mseg. OD 128 mseg. RM cerebro: (FLAIR hiperintensidad hipotalámica y periacueductal. RM cervical: lesión medular extensa (7 cuerpos vertebrales. Anticuerpos anti-acuaporina-4 positivos en ambos pacientes (inmunofluorescencia indirecta. Las lesiones consideradas "atípicas", como aquí, en sitios con alta densidad de proteínas canales de agua AQP4 deberán considerarse para el diagnóstico diferencial.

  7. Human parvovirus B19 infection in HIV-positive patients Infecção por parvovirus humano B19 em pacientes HIV-positivos

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    Fábio S. Aguiar

    2001-06-01

    anemia é um achado infreqüente em nossos pacientes HIV positivos sob terapia medicamentosa.

  8. Resultados post mórtem e infecciones oportunistas en pacientes VIH-positivos de un hospital público del Perú

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    Dominique Eza

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Existen pocos estudios que reporten datos acerca de autopsias de pacientes con VIH en Sudamérica y ninguno que documente los resultados post mórtem en los pacientes con VIH/SIDA en el Perú. Objetivos: Determinar el espectro de las infecciones oportunistas y las causas de mortalidad en pacientes VIH-positivos en un hospital público en Lima. Asimismo, se revisa la información clínico-epidemiológica con respecto a la infección con VIH en el Perú. Materiales y métodos: Se incluyeron en este análisis retrospectivo, 16 autopsias relacionadas con VIH del Hospital Dos de Mayo, realizadas entre 1999-2004. Resultados: La causa primaria de la muerte fue establecida en 12 pacientes: uno murió de neoplasia y 11 de enfermedades infecciosas, incluyendo tres con infección pulmonar, siete con infección diseminada, y dos con infección del sistema nervioso central (un caso presentó patología dual. Las infecciones oportunistas fueron identificadas en 14 casos, incluyendo citomegalovirus, histoplasmosis, criptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, neumonía por Pneumocistis, aspergilosis, tuberculosis, virus de la varicela-zoster y criptosporidiosis. Catorce pacientes tenían por lo menos una enfermedad relacionada con el SIDA que no había sido sospechada clínicamente ni diagnosticada antes de la muerte. Por otra parte, 82% de los diagnósticos considerados de significancia clínica importante, no habían sido sospechados antes de la muerte. Conclusiones: El espectro y la frecuencia de ciertas infecciones oportunistas reportadas en el presente estudio lo diferencia de otros estudios de autopsias realizados en Sudamérica; destacando la importancia de realizar necropsias en VIH/SIDA en países de recursos limitados, con el fin de observar los patrones locales específicos de la enfermedad.

  9. Avaliação do consumo crônico de leite e kefir sobre os níveis pressóricos, parâmetros bioquímicos e renais de ratos SHR (Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats) induzidos à síndrome metabólica

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    Objetivo: Avaliar a influência do consumo crônico de leite e kefir sobre os níveis pressóricos, parâmetros bioquímicos e renais de ratos machos SHR induzidos à SM. Metodologia: Inoculou-se 5 g de grãos de kefir em 100 mL de leite de vaca pasteurizado com diferentes teores de lipídeos (5,5 % e 3,5 %), a 4 oC. As amostras foram incubadas em estufa a temperatura controlada de 25 + 2 oC, por 24 horas. Nessas amostras foram determinadas a umidade, o teor de cinzas, proteínas, carboidratos, lipídeo...

  10. Estudo bioético dos transplantes renais com doadores vivos não-parentes no Brasil: a ineficácia da legislação no impedimento do comércio de órgãos

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    Passarinho,Lúcia Eugênia Velloso; Gonçalves,Maura Pedroso; Garrafa,Volnei

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    OBJETIVO: Conhecer a opinião de cinco diferentes segmentos sociais (promotores públicos, magistrados, população geral, pacientes da lista de espera para transplante renal e profissionais da equipe de transplantes renais do Hospital de Base de Brasília), a respeito da lei que rege a doação de órgãos para transplantes, particularizando a doação de rim por doador vivo não parente, com a nova redação dada pela lei nº 10.211 de 23/03/2001, especificamente em seu artigo 9º, que amplia os critérios ...

  11. Medicalização dos desvios de comportamento na infância: aspectos positivos e negativos Medicalización de los desvíos de comportamiento en la infancia: aspectos positivos y negativos Medicalization of deviant behavior in children: positive and negative features

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    Fabíola Stolf Brzozowski

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A medicalização dos comportamentos desviantes na infância é apresentada como uma estratégia eficaz para lidar com crianças que apresentam algum tipo de dificuldade, sem que, no entanto, as dificuldades desse processo sejam claramente expostas. O processo de medicalização, porém, é complexo e apresenta muitos resultados negativos. Dentro desse contexto, nosso objetivo é refletir sobre essas dificuldades. Primeiramente, apresentamos como se dá a relação entre medicalização e infâcia. Em seguida, discutimos alguns aspectos considerados positivos e negativos da medicalização. Para finalizar, consideramos que enquadrar uma criança em um diagnóstico psiquiátrico apresenta sérias consequências indesejáveis, e acaba sendo mais útil para a sociedade e para o entorno da criança do que para a própria criança.La medicalización de los comportamientos desviantes en la infancia es presentada como una estrategia eficaz para manejar niños que presentan algún tipo de dificultad, sin que, sin embargo, las dificultades de ese proceso sean claramente expuestas. El proceso de medicalización, sin embargo, es complejo y presenta muchos resultados negativos. En ese contexto, nuestro objetivo es reflexionar sobre esas dificultades. Primero, presentamos como se da la relación entre medicalización e infancia. Enseguida, discutimos algunos aspectos considerados positivos y negativos de la medicalización. Para finalizar, consideramos que encuadrar un niño en un diagnóstico psiquiátrico presenta serias consecuencias indeseables, y acaba siendo más útil para la sociedad y para el entorno del niño de lo que para el propio niño.The medicalization of deviant behaviors during childhood is usually presented as an effective strategy to deal with troublesome children, but the problems associated with medicalization are not frequently exposed. Even so, the process of medicalization is complex and may present many negative results. In this

  12. Efeitos Cardiovasculares, Renais e Hepáticos Produzidos pela Administração Crônica de Ayahuasca em Ratos Hipertensos/Cardiovascular, Renal and Hepatic Effects Produced by Chronic Administration of Ayahuasca in Hypertensive Rats

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    Aline Cunha Santos

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar os efeitos cardiovasculares, renais e hepáticos produzidos pela administração crônica de Ayahuasca em ratos hipertensos. Materiais e Métodos: Foram utilizados 27 ratos machos Wistar adultos. Realizou-se nefrectomia unilateral com compressão do parênquima renal, segundo o modelo de Grollman, para induzir hipertensão. Os ratos hipertensos foram divididos em 4 grupos, com os seguintes tratamentos por gavagem, durante 60 dias: Grupo C (n=7: dose típica (DT de água uma vez por semana; Grupo A (n=7: DT de Ayahuasca uma vez por semana; Grupo T (n=6: DT de água diariamente; e Grupo Y (n=7: DT de Ayahuasca diariamente. Os ratos tiveram suas pressões aferidas uma vez por semana; após eutanásia, tiveram sangue colhido para análise laboratorial de função renal e hepática e foram reservados o fígado, rim e coração para análise histopatológica. Resultados: A administração de Ayahuasca não produziu alteração significativa nos padrões pressóricos, sistólicos e diastólicos, assim como parece não ter havido alteração histopatológica relevante; TGO e Uréia sérica apresentaram diferença significativa quando comparados os grupos Y e T. Discussão: Não há na literatura científica trabalhos semelhantes, porém os existentes corroboram para uma ação não tóxica do chá. Conclusão: O uso crônico de Ayahuasca em ratos hipertensos não causou alteração significativa da pressão arterial. To evaluate the cardiovascular, renal and liver produced by chronic administration of Ayahuasca in hypertensive rats. Materials and Methods: 27 adult male Wistar rats. Unilateral nephrectomy was performed with compression of the renal parenchyma, according to the Grollman model, to induce hypertension. The hypertensive rats were divided into four groups, with the following treatments by gavage for 60 days Group C (n = 7: typical dose (DT of water once a week, Group A (n = 7: DT ayahuasca once a week and Group T (n = 6: DT

  13. Evaluación neurológica y neurosicológica de niños VIH positivos y VIH negativos, en Medellín, Colombia, 2007

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    Gabriel Jaime Vélez Rengifo

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: este estudio describe algunas características cognitivas y físicas de un grupo de 23 niños infectados con el VIH y uno de 25 niños no infectados con dicho virus, pareados por edad y sexo, en Medellín, Colombia. Se hicieron examen neurológico y pruebas neurosicológicas como WISC III, McCarthy, Wisconsin, Stroop, TMT y curva de memoria visual. OBJETIVO: describir las características neurológicas y neurosicológicas de un grupo de niños con VIH y compararlas con las de un grupo de niños VIH negativos. MÉTODO: se realizo un estudio descriptivo de corte tranversal. RESULTADOS: el desempeño cognitivo de los niños mayores de 6 años y VIH positivos tuvo una media de 88,58 y el del grupo VIH negativo de 88,36 (p = 0,973. Once de 17 pacientes (67,4% mayores de 6 años VIH positivos tuvieron desempeño cognitivo promedio (90-109. La media del perímetro cefálico del grupo de niños VIH positivos fue 51 cm y la de los niños VIH negativos, 51,12 cm (p = 0,878; no se encontró microcefalia en los niños VIH positivos. Las demás pruebas tampoco mostraron diferencias significativas entre ambos grupos. CONCLUSIONES: en comparación con los niños VIH negativos, los VIH positivos estudiados no presentan microcefalia, disminución del desempeño cognitivo ni otras alteraciones neurosicológicas, lo que puede explicarse por un tratamiento farmacológico adecuado y continuo, pero es ideal hacerles seguimiento para conocer mejor el impacto de la enfermedad.

  14. Dermatoses em renais cronicos em terapia dialitica

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    Luis Alberto Batista Peres

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: As desordens cutâneas e das mucosas são comuns em pacientes em hemodiálise a longo prazo. A diálise prolonga a expectativa de vida, dando tempo para a manifestação destas anormalidades. Os objetivos deste estudo foram avaliar a prevalência de problemas dermatológicos em pacientes com doença renal crônica (DRC em hemodiálise. Métodos: Cento e quarenta e cinco pacientes com doença renal crônica em hemodiálise foram estudados. Todos os pacientes foram completamente analisados para as alterações cutâneas, de cabelos, mucosas e unhas por um único examinador e foram coletados dados de exames laboratoriais. Os dados foram armazenados em um banco de dados do Microsolft Excel e analisados por estatística descritiva. As variáveis contínuas foram comparadas pelo teste t de Student e as variáveis categóricas utilizando o teste do qui-quadrado ou o teste Exato de Fischer, conforme adequado. Resultados: O estudo incluiu 145 pacientes, com idade média de 53,6 ± 14,7 anos, predominantemente do sexo masculino (64,1% e caucasianos (90,0%. O tempo médio de diálise foi de 43,3 ± 42,3 meses. As principais doenças subjacentes foram: hipertensão arterial em 33,8%, diabetes mellitus em 29,6% e glomerulonefrite crônica em 13,1%. As principais manifestações dermatológicas observadas foram: xerose em 109 (75,2%, equimose em 87 (60,0%, prurido em 78 (53,8% e lentigo em 33 (22,8% pacientes. Conclusão: O nosso estudo mostrou a presença de mais do que uma dermatose por paciente. As alterações cutâneas são frequentes em pacientes em diálise. Mais estudos são necessários para melhor caracterização e manejo destas dermatoses.

  15. Synthesis, Cytostatic, Antimicrobial, and Anti-HCV Activity of 6-Substituted 7-(Het)aryl-7-deazapurine Ribonucleosides

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    Nauš, Petr; Caletková, Olga; Konečný, P.; Džubák, P.; Bogdanová, K.; Kolář, M.; Vrbková, J.; Slavětínská, Lenka; Tloušťová, Eva; Perlíková, Pavla; Hajdúch, M.; Hocek, Michal

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    Roč. 57, č. 3 (2014), s. 1097-1110 ISSN 0022-2623 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP207/11/0344; GA TA ČR(CZ) TE01020028 Grant - others:Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovations(XE) CZ.1.05/2.1.00/01.0030 Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : adenosine-kinase-inhibitors * cross-coupling reactions * cytotoxic nucleoside analogs Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 5.447, year: 2014

  16. Imidazopyridine-Based Fatty Acid Synthase Inhibitors That Show Anti-HCV Activity and in Vivo Target Modulation.

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    Oslob, Johan D; Johnson, Russell J; Cai, Haiying; Feng, Shirley Q; Hu, Lily; Kosaka, Yuko; Lai, Julie; Sivaraja, Mohanram; Tep, Samnang; Yang, Hanbiao; Zaharia, Cristiana A; Evanchik, Marc J; McDowell, Robert S

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    Potent imidazopyridine-based inhibitors of fatty acid synthase (FASN) are described. The compounds are shown to have antiviral (HCV replicon) activities that track with their biochemical activities. The most potent analogue (compound 19) also inhibits rat FASN and inhibits de novo palmitate synthesis in vitro (cell-based) as well as in vivo.

  17. Correlação do esquema de imunossupressão com complicações pós-operatórias em transplantes renais através do uso da cintilografia renal dinâmica

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    Martins Flávia Paiva Proença

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available A cintilografia renal dinâmica possibilita o diagnóstico de complicações observadas nos tecidos transplantados, como desordens na perfusão do órgão, necrose tubular aguda e quadros de rejeição. Empregamos o 99mTc-DTPA neste estudo e correlacionamos os achados cintilográficos e clínicos visando ao diagnóstico de rejeição ou outra forma de complicação no órgão transplantado. Tanto as rejeições quanto as complicações foram avaliadas em relação ao tipo de imunossupressão utilizada. Foram analisados 55 pacientes submetidos a transplante renal entre 1989 e 1999. Todos os pacientes com nefrotoxicidade faziam uso do esquema tríplice de imunossupressão. Neste estudo houve predominância de rejeição aguda, em 40,4% dos casos. Treze dos quinze pacientes cujos doadores eram cadáveres tiveram necrose tubular aguda. Foi observado apenas um caso falso-positivo, em que o exame cintilográfico foi incompatível com a clínica. Sugerimos o uso da cintilografia renal no acompanhamento pós-operatório dos pacientes transplantados.

  18. Reducción del miedo escénico y mejora del afecto positivo, la autoeficacia y el desempeño ante la actuación en público: un cuasi=experimento aplicando PNL

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    Serrano Leiva, Damaris

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    Treball final de Grau en Psicologia. Codi: PS1048. Curs acadèmic 2014-2015 En este estudio, se llevó a cabo un cuasi-experimento con el fin de evaluar la eficacia de dos técnicas en Programación Neuro Linguística (PNL): anclas y submodalidades en la mejora del afecto positivo, autoeficacia y desempeño, y la reducción del miedo escénico y del afecto negativo en alumnos de teatro de la Escuela Municipal de Villarreal. Para ello, se establecieron dos condiciones: Un grupo experime...

  19. Baixa prevalência das manifestações extra-articulares renais, cardíacas, pulmonares e neurológicas nas espondiloartrites: análise do Registro Brasileiro de Espondiloartrites Low prevalence of renal, cardiac, pulmonary, and neurological extra-articular clinical manifestations in spondyloarthritis: analysis of the Brazilian Registry of Spondyloarthritis

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    Carlos Ewerton Maia Rodrigues

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever as manifestações extra-articulares (cardíacas, renais, pulmonares e neurológicas geralmente não relacionadas às espondiloartrites (EpA em uma grande coorte de pacientes brasileiros. MÉTODOS: Este estudo retrospectivo analisou 1.472 pacientes com o diagnóstico de EpA atendidos em 29 centros distribuídos pelas cinco principais regiões geográficas do Brasil, integrantes do Registro Brasileiro de Espondiloartrites. Todos os pacientes foram avaliados para a prevalência das principais manifestações extra-articulares (cardíacas, renais, pulmonares e neurológicas, divididas por diagnóstico [espondilite anquilosante (EA, artrite psoriásica (AP, artrite reativa (ARe, artrite associada a doença inflamatória intestinal (DII, EpA indiferenciada (EI e EpA juvenil] e por forma clínica (axial, periférica, mista e entesítica. RESULTADOS: Dentre os pacientes avaliados com EpA, 963 apresentavam EA, 271 AP, 49 ARe, 48 artrite associada a DII, 98 EI e 43 EpA juvenil. Acometimento cardíaco foi observado em 44 pacientes (3,0%, seguido por acometimento pulmonar em 19 (1,3%, renal em 17 (1,2% e neurológico em 13 pacientes (0,9%. A maioria dos casos de acometimento visceral ocorreu nos pacientes com EA ou AP e naqueles com forma clínica mista (axial e periférica e/ou predominantemente axial. CONCLUSÃO: As manifestações extra-articulares cardíacas, renais, pulmonares e neurológicas são muito pouco frequentes nas EpA, variando de 0,9%-3% nesta grande coorte brasileira, estando mais associadas a EA e AP.OBJECTIVE: To describe the extra-articular manifestations (cardiac, renal, pulmonary, and neurological, usually not related to spondyloarthritis (SpA, in a large cohort of Brazilian patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed 1,472 patients diagnosed with SpA and cared for at 29 health care centers distributed in the five major geographic regions in the country, participating in the Brazilian

  20. Avaliação da qualidade dos dados, valor preditivo positivo, oportunidade e representatividade do sistema de vigilância epidemiológica da dengue no Brasil, 2005 a 2009

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    Jakeline Ribeiro Barbosa

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a qualidade dos dados, o valor preditivo positivo (VPP, a oportunidade e a representatividade do sistema de vigilância epidemiológica da dengue no Brasil entre 2005 e 2009. MÉTODOS: estudo de avaliação, com análise dos dados de dengue do Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação (Sinan conforme atributos selecionados da metodologia do Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta/GA, Estados Unidos da América. RESULTADOS: houve melhora na qualidade dos dados quanto a sua consistência; o VPP dos casos de dengue variou de 34 a 65%; o sistema apresentou uma mediana de oportunidade para notificação dos casos de 3 dias e revelou-se representativo, permitindo conhecer a situação da doença no país. CONCLUSÃO: o sistema de vigilância da dengue no Brasil mostrou-se consistente, com valor preditivo positivo expressivo, oportuno para notificação de casos e representativo, capaz de detectar tendência de mudança no perfil epidemiológico da doença.

  1. Efectos de la vacunación antigripal sobre el porcentaje de linfocitos T CD4 positivos en pacientes VIH 1/2 positivos: estudio de una cohorte Effects of influenza vaccination on the percentage of CD4+ T lymphocytes in HIV 1/2 positive patients: a cohort study

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    Leslie Barrionuevo Rosas

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la incidencia del cambio inmunitario del porcentaje de linfocitos T CD4+ en pacientes VIH 1/2 positivos en el primer trimestre posvacunación antigripal (P-CIR y secundariamente comparar las características demográficas y clínicas relacionadas con dicho cambio. Métodos: Se estudiaron 105 pacientes con VIH-sida de una cohorte retrospectiva hospitalaria entre 2001 y 2006. Se consideró P-CIR una disminución >3% del porcentaje de CD4+ prevacunal, y su asociación cruda y ajustada (sexo, edad, terapia antirretroviral, estabilidad clínica, carga viral prevacunal, CD4 total prevacunal fue evaluada por regresión logística (odds ratio [OR] con intervalo de confianza del 95% [IC95%]. Resultados: La incidencia del P-CIR fue del 33,3%, y fue persistente en un 31,4% durante los siete meses posvacunación independientemente de una viremia alta prevacunal. Asimismo, las variables demográficas y clínicas estudiadas no se relacionaron con la presencia de P-CIR, con una OR cruda de 0,90 (0,17-4,8 y una OR ajustada de 1,09 (0,17-6,8. Conclusiones: Los datos encontrados reflejan que el cambio relevante del estado inmunitario no fue despreciable en la posvacunación, aunque mayoritariamente resultó transitorio.Objective: To determine the incidence of immunologic change in the percentage of CD4+ T lymphocytes in HIV 1/2 positive patients in the first quarter after influenza vaccination (P-CIR and to compare the demographic and clinical characteristics associated with this change. Methods: We studied 105 patients with HIV/AIDS in a retrospective hospital cohort between 2001-2006. P-CIR was considered as a decrease of >3% in the prevaccination CD4+ percentage. Crude and adjusted OR (sex, age, antiretroviral therapy, clinical stability, prevaccination viremia and prevaccination total CD4 were evaluated by logistic regression (95%CI. Results: The incidence of P-CIR was 33.3%. P-CIR was persistent in 31.4% for 7 months after vaccination

  2. Características das células parasitadas pelo Trypanosoma cruzi na parede da veia central das supra-renais de Chagásicos crônicos

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    Hipolito de Oliveira Almeida

    1986-12-01

    Full Text Available Foram analisados os aspectos das células musculares parasitadas pelo Trypanosoma cruzi, na veia da supra-renal de chagásicos crônicos, através de exame ao microscópio óptico de lâminas coradas pela hematoxilina-eosina (HE, PAS, Feulgen e peroxidase-antiperoxidase (PAP para antigenos do T. cruzi. Além das modificações nucleares descritas anteriormente, os leiomiócitos parasitados exibem alterações citoplasmáticas que podem ser vistas mesmo em células que albergam poucos parasitas. As formas amastigotas geralmente estão envoltas por halo claro e o citoplasma restante adquire aspecto granuloso ou reticular, basófilopelo HE, sendo sempre PAS e Feulgen negativos. Estes dados sugerem que o material basófilo no citoplasma deve ser RNA ribossômico. A periferia dos ninhos que mostram uma "membrana" com reação do PAP para antigenos do T. cruzi fortemente positiva, poderia ser devida a reação cruzada de material celular rechaçado para a periferia ou a difusão de antigenos do T. cruzi e sua adsorção à periferia celular. O material citoplasmático PAP positivo poderia resultar de artefato, de reação imunocitoquimica cruzada, de antigenos tripanossomóticos difundidos ou de antigenos tripanossoma-simile resultantes de interações entre o leiomiócito e o parasita.Some morphologic aspects of the smooth muscle cells, parasitised by T. cruzi in the adrenal vein of chronic chagasic patients were studied. The staining techniques used were the following: Hematoxylin and Eosin (HE, PAS, Feulgen and the peroxidase antiperoxidase (PAP immunocyto chemical method for identification of T. cruzi antigen. The intracellular amastigotes were often surrounded by a clear halo and the cytoplasm of the parasitised smooth muscle cells were granular or reticular in appearance being basophil and, PAS and Feulgen negative. These data suggest that the cytoplasmatic basophil material could be ribosomic RNA. The intracellular nests of amastigotes were

  3. La «Escala de Balance Afectivo»: Propiedades psicométricas de un instrumento para la medida del afecto positivo y negativo en población española

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    D. Godoy-Izquierdo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El Balance Afectivo se ha propuesto como uno de los componentes, junto con la Satisfacción Vital, del Bienestar Subjetivo. El Balance Afectivo se refiere a las respuestas emocionales de la persona cuando hace juicios valorativos sobre su vida, y es el resultado de la consideración de las emociones tanto positivas como negativas experimentadas a lo largo de un período de tiempo determinado. Este estudio presenta las características de la Escala de Balance Afectivo (EBA (versión española de la escala de Afecto Positivo y Negativo de Warr et al., 1983 en una muestra española adulta obtenida de la población general. METODOLOGÍA: Participaron voluntariamente en este estudio 219 personas con edades comprendidas entre los 18 y 64 años (M= 30.54; dt= 10.79; 62.1% mujeres procedentes de diferentes contextos comunitarios. Los participantes respondieron 4 medidas sobre balance afectivo, competencia personal inespecífica, salud general y satisfacción vital en una única administración. RESULTADOS: Respecto a las propiedades psicométricas de la EBA, las subescalas de Afecto Positivo y Afecto Negativo muestran una elevada consistencia interna, con valores de alfa de Cronbach de 0.82 y 0.75 respectivamente. Sus elementos muestran un adecuado comportamiento que refleja su pertinencia y relevancia para la medida del Balance Afectivo. La estructura factorial arroja un modelo bifactorial perfectamente ajustado a la propuesta teórica. No obstante, dos ítems necesitarían ser reformulados. El análisis de la posible relación entre el afecto positivo y el afecto negativo realizado utilizando un modelo de ecuaciones estructurales apoya la estrecha relación inversa entre ambas dimensiones de la afectividad. La escala muestra una adecuada validez convergente con medidas de competencia personal inespecífica o global, de salud física y mental y de satisfacción vital. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados de este estudio nos permiten confirmar la EBA como una

  4. Indicações e achados das colonoscopias nos doentes HIV-positivo: comparação com soronegativos Indications and results of colonoscopies in HIV-positive patients: comparison with seronegative patients

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    Carmen Ruth Manzione

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    Full Text Available Embora as indicações da colonoscopia sejam semelhantes em doentes HIV-positivo, quando comparados aos soronegativos, os achados e as suas incidências parecem diferir, sendo alguns deles mais específicos para o grupo dos imunodeprimidos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar as indicações e os achados das colonoscopias comparando os doentes soropositivos com os soronegativos para o HIV. Realizamos 1909 exames entre 1997 e 2005, sendo 1341 HIV-negativo (771 mulheres e 570 homens com média etária de 51,2 anos e 568 HIV-positivo (137 mulheres e 431 homens com 34,4 anos, em média. A análise estatística dos dados estudados revelou haver mais exames em homens no grupo HIV-positivo e em mulheres entre os soronegativos. O grupo mais jovem foi o dos soropositivos. Houve mais indicações devidas a enterorragia (22,1% e dor abdominal (12,7% nos pacientes soronegativos, e diarréia crônica (45,9% entre os soropositivos. As colites e os tumores foram os achados mais comuns em pacientes HIV-positivo e a moléstia diverticular e os pólipos, os mais freqüentes entre os soronegativos. O tumor predominante nos soronegativos foi o adenocarcinoma, enquanto que entre os soropositivos foi o sarcoma de Kaposi. CONCLUSÃO: A comparação entre os grupos demonstrou haver diferenças com relação ao sexo, idade e algumas indicações. Os achados foram semelhantes, embora com freqüências distintas.Although colonoscopy indications are similar in HIV-positive patients when compared to sero-negative persons, the findings and their incidences seem to be different, and some are more specific to immunosuppressed patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate indications and findings of colonoscopies comparing patients, sero-negatives and sero-positives to HIV. We performed 1909 colonoscopies from 1997 to 2005, 1341 in HIV-negative persons (771 females and 570 males with mean age of 51.2 years old and 568 in HIV-positive people (137 females and 431 males with mean age of 34.4 years

  5. Análise do efeito de contingências de reforçamento positivo e controle aversivo sobre resposta de aritmética de crianças

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    Planejar contingências de reforçamento no contexto escolar envolve uma série de variáveis que devem ser analisadas e levadas em consideração. Para tanto, investir na análise de contingências que produzam ensino efetivo que possa auxiliar professores no exercício de sua função torna-se imprescindível. Este trabalho teve o objetivo de investigar os efeitos de contingências de reforçamento positivo e de punição/reforçamento negativo sobre o responder de crianças em atividades de a...

  6. Resultados do tratamento do carcinoma espinocelular anal e do seu precursor em doentes HIV-positivos Outcome of treatment of anal squamous cell carcinoma and its precursor in HIV-infected patients

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    Sidney Roberto Nadal

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A incidência de carcinomas espinocelulares anais vem aumentando nos doentes HIV-positivos. O tratamento consiste de radio e/ou quimioterapia, eventualmente seguidos pela ressecção do tumor. O objetivo é avaliar o seguimento desses doentes para verificar as recidivas e a evolução do NIAA para câncer. Apresentação da casuística da Equipe Técnica de Proctologia do Instituto de Infectologia Emílio Ribas, de São Paulo. MÉTODOS: Acompanhamos 45 doentes HIV-positivos portadores de carcinoma espinocelular anal e seu precursor no período de 1996 a 2006. Eram 30 neoplasias intra-epiteliais anais de alto grau (NIAA, tratadas com ressecção local e 15 carcinomas invasores do canal anal. Nove das 15 lesões invasivas foram submetidas ao esquema de Nigro isolado ou associado à ressecção local, amputação abdominoperineal ou colostomia para derivação. RESULTADOS: No seguimento ambulatorial das NIAA tivemos recidiva em 16,7% e não observamos evolução para carcinoma, num período mínimo de três anos. Entre os nove tumores submetidos ao esquema de Nigro, com ou sem operação complementar, cinco estão livres de tumor. Nenhum tratamento foi feito em cinco doentes. Em três, devido às péssimas condições clínicas, e em dois, pois recusaram tratamento. Outro teve diagnóstico na vigência de oclusão intestinal sendo submetido à colostomia de derivação. CONCLUSÃO: Concluímos que a NIAA pode reincidir após excisão local em doentes HIV-positivos, mas não evolui para carcinoma invasor e que os doentes de câncer anal invasor podem ser tratados da mesma maneira que a população soronegativa para o HIV desde que as condições clínicas o permitam.OBJECTIVE: Incidence of anal squamous cell carcinoma is increasing mainly among HIV-positive patients. Treatment consists of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, sometimes followed by tumor resection. The objective was to evaluate the follow-up of such patients to verify recurrences

  7. Pacientes transplantados renais: análise de associação dos diagnósticos de enfermagem Pacientes trasplantados renales: análisis de asociación de los diagnósticos enfermeros Kidney transplanted patients: nursing diagnoses association analysis

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    Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira

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    Full Text Available A insuficiência renal crônica é uma doença com sérias implicações físicas, psicológicas e sócio-econômicas para o paciente. O transplante renal proporciona qualidade de vida aos renais crônicos. O objetivo desse estudo é analisar as associações entre os diagnósticos de enfermagem, os fatores relacionados e as características definidoras presentes em pacientes transplantados renais de um hospital universitário. Um estudo transversal de caráter exploratório e descritivo foi desenvolvido com 58 pacientes entre os meses de dezembro de 2004 e abril de 2005. Os instrumentos de coleta de dados foram: roteiros de entrevista e exame físico. Os resultados mostraram associações entre Padrão de sono perturbado e Disfunção sexual, Padrão de sono perturbado e Padrões de sexualidade ineficazes, Disfunção sexual e Padrões de sexualidade ineficazes. Conclui-se que o estudo contribuiu para a identificação de diagnósticos de enfermagem relacionados a características específicas destes pacientes.La insuficiencia renal crónica es una enfermedad con serias implicaciones físicas, psicológicas y socio-económicas para el paciente. El trasplante renal proporciona calidad de vida a los renales crónicos. El objetivo de ese estudio es analizar las asociaciones entre los diagnósticos enfermeros, los factores relacionados y las características definitorias presentes en pacientes trasplantados renales de un hospital universitario. Un estudio transversal de carácter exploratorio y descriptivo ha sido performado con 58 pacientes entre los meses de diciembre de 2004 y abril de 2005. Los instrumentos de recogida de datos fueron: guión de entrevista y examen físico. Los resultados mostraron asociaciones entre Deterioro del patrón de sueño y Disfunción sexual, Deterioro del patrón de sueño y Patrones sexuales inefectivos, Disfunción sexual y Patrones sexuales inefectivos. Se concluye que el estudio aportó para la identificaci

  8. Anatomia vascular das artérias renais e gonadais de Podocnemis unifilis Schweigger, 1812 (Testudines, Pelomedusidae - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v31i2.680 Vascular anatomy of renal and gonadal arteries of Podocnemis unifilis Schweigger, 1812 (Testudines-Pelomedusidae - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v31i2.680

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    Árthur Paulino Sanzo Kaminishi

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi desenvolvido com o intuito de enriquecer o conhecimento sobre a morfologia vascular das artérias renais e gonadais de Podocnemis unifilis, facilitando o entendimento da fisiologia clínica e cirúrgica destes animais. Foram utilizados cinco exemplares machos de Podocnemis unifilis (tracajá, coletados segundo a Licença nº 066/2004-Ibama/RAM. A artéria carótida esquerda e a veia femoral direita foram canuladas e, pelas mesmas, foi introduzida solução fisiológica para lavagem do sistema vascular; em seguida, aplicou-se solução de Neoprene Látex “450” corada com pigmento específico (Globo S/A Tintas e Pigmentos. O material foi fixado em solução de Formol tamponado a 10% por um período mínimo de 96h. Uma abertura central e de formato quadrangular foi feita na metade caudal do plastrão e casco, de forma a expor os ramos da artéria aorta que irrigam os rins e as gônadas. Observou-se que as artérias renais se originam da face ventral da artéria aorta dorsal, em número de dois pares para cada rim e, em um único exemplar, elas originaram uma artéria renal direita e duas esquerdas. A artéria gonadal surgiu a partir da artéria renal, e apenas um par penetrou pela face dorsal de cada gônada.This work was developed with the aim of enriching knowledge on the vascular morphology of renal and gonadal arteries of Podocnemis unifilis, thus increasing the understanding of the clinical and surgical physiology of these animals. Five Podocnemis unifilis males were used, collected according to license no. 066/2004-Ibama/RAM. The left carotid artery and right femoral vein were cannulated, and a serum solution was introduced to remove obstructions from the vascular system. A solution of Neoprene Latex “450” dye was injected. The material was fixed in a solution of 10% formaldehyde for a period of 96 hours. Next, a square-shaped central opening was made in the caudal end of the plastron and bridge, exposing the

  9. RELAÇÃO ENTRE A PERCEPÇÃO DO CLIMA ORGANIZACIONAL E O COMPORTAMENTO ORGANIZACIONAL POSITIVO: ESTUDO NO SETOR DE OBRAS DA PREFEITURA DE TAMBOARA-PR

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    Joao Paulo dos Santos Sanches

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    Full Text Available A Administração Pública tem passado por uma série de reformas, uma delas é a transição do modelo burocrático para o gerencial, essa nova maneira de gestão tem como preceitos a qualidade nos serviços, busca por eficiência e a redução de custos. Nesse contexto, a Gestão de Pessoas possui a responsabilidade de movimentar, desenvolver e valorizar os profissionais para a consecução dos objetivos organizacionais. Um dos aspectos que deve ser observado pelos gestores é a percepção que os funcionários têm sobre a organização, pois a partir dessa assimilação é que os mesmos avaliam e sentem-se satisfeitos ou não, podendo consequentemente gerar resultados indesejáveis para a organização, já que esta avaliação realizada pelos funcionários exerce influência em seu comportamento organizacional. Essa percepção, quando extraída do coletivo, também é conhecida como clima organizacional. O objetivo da pesquisa é analisar como a percepção sobre o clima organizacional dos servidores do setor de obras, da prefeitura de Tamboara-PR, influencia em seu comportamento organizacional positivo. O trabalho é classificado como de tipo descritivo, caracterizando-se como de natureza mista, a coleta de dados utilizou a população de 24 funcionários. Com os resultados demostrou-se que a percepção dos servidores tem relação com o seu comportamento organizacional positivo, visto que a existência ou a inexistência de alguns aspectos lhes exerce influência no relacionamento interpessoal e na consecução das atividades diárias.

  10. VDRL falso-positivo em recém-nascido filho de mãe portadora de síndrome antifosfolípide – relato de caso

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    Marina Helena Mariano

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    Full Text Available A incidência de sífilis congênita foi de 1,9 para cada 1000 nascimentos em 2005. Para alterar esse quadro, a prevenção e o diagnóstico no pré-natal e no parto foram reforçados pelo rastreamento com o VDRL. Apesar da alta sensibilidade desse teste, os resultados falso-positivos são possíveis, principalmente em doenças autoimunes e infecções, podendo ocorrer também a transferência passiva para o recém-nascido (RN. RN de J.L.S.A., 16 dias de vida, masculino, nascido em Sorocaba. Mãe com infecção urinária vigente no parto, sorologias negativas no 1º e 3º trimestre e histórico obstétrico de natimorto e aborto anteriores. Parto cesárea de urgência por pré-eclâmpsia e centralização fetal realizado com 30 semanas. RN pré-termo, pequeno para idade gestacional, muito baixo peso, desconforto neonatal precoce, infecção neonatal presumida. Evoluiu com apneia, sepse, plaquetopenia e crises convulsivas, permanecendo na UTI por 16 dias. Realizadas hemocultura e urocultura – negativas - e VRDL no RN e na mãe cujos resultados foram 1/2. Desse modo, iniciou-se o tratamento para o RN por sífilis congênita presumida. Devido baixos títulos e antecedentes maternos, foi pesquisada e confirmada Síndrome Antifosfolípide para mãe, concluindo-se tratar de um falso positivo para ambos. O relato tem como objetivo enfatizar a importância no cuidado do rastreamento eficaz da sífilis congênita, por se tratar de transmissibilidade vertical de uma doença sexualmente transmissível, o que pode abalar a integridade de uma família.

  11. Correlação entre dose/concentração plasmática e avaliação de alterações hepáticas e renais em ratos Wistar tratados com o esquema ROM

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    Malfará Wilson Roberto

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    Full Text Available A hanseníase, doença crônica, granulomatosa, infecto-contagiosa, transmitida pelo Mycobacterium leprae, ainda se mantém prevalente nos dias atuais, principalmente em países subdesenvolvidos e a sua forma paucibacilar com lesão única, vem sendo tratada através da administração de rifampicina (600mg, ofloxacina (400mg e minociclina (100mg, em dose única (esquema ROM. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi investigar a correlação dose/concentração plasmática versus alterações bioquímicas na administração da rifampicina, ofloxacina e minociclina a ratos machos Wistar, em regime de dose única em mono e politerapia. Concluímos que a rifampicina e a ofloxacina sofreram um aumento na concentração plasmática quando administrados em politerapia, enquanto que a minociclina sofreu uma redução, provavelmente por interferências na biotransformação e excreção. Constatamos através das análises bioquímicas que a rifampicina provavelmente é a responsável por alterações hepáticas e renais, e que as interações medicamentosas envolvendo o fármaco exigem estudos individualizados principalmente quando o fármaco é usado associado a ofloxacina e minociclina.

  12. Avaliação de aterosclerose em transplantados renais através de métodos não invasivos Evaluación de aterosclerosis en trasplantados renales mediante métodos no invasivos Evaluation of atherosclerosis in renal transplanted patients by non-invasive methods

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    Cláudio Domênico Sahione Schettino

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A disfunção endotelial pode ser considerada um evento precoce da aterogênese. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a aterosclerose em transplantados renais através do escore de cálcio coronariano, do duplex scan das carótidas e da reatividade braquial através do ultra-som. MÉTODOS: Avaliamos trinta transplantados renais do sexo masculino com função renal estável, idade média de 41,3 anos. RESULTADOS: A detecção da carga aterosclerótica nesta população foi significativa quando utilizada a técnica da reatividade braquial (86,7%, menos freqüente baseando-se na presença de placa carotídea (33,3% ou no escore de cálcio coronariano (20%. Placa carotídea foi considerada quando a espessura era superior a 12 mm. O escore de cálcio coronariano foi anormal quando acima de oitenta pela escala de Agatston, sendo observado em um percentual baixo (21,7% dos pacientes, possivelmente porque a tomografia pode não ser o método ideal para detectar aterosclerose em doentes renais, por não distinguir calcificações intimais da camada média. O controle clínico adequado, a baixa faixa etária e fatores relacionados ao tempo de diálise pré-transplante ou ao efeito antiinflamatório das drogas pós-transplante podem retardar o aparecimento das calcificações. CONCLUSÃO: A avaliação da carga aterosclerótica através do duplex scan das carótidas (33,3% e do escore de cálcio coronariano (20% não foi freqüente, não havendo correlação com o elevado índice de detecção de disfunção endotelial observado com o exame da reatividade braquial (86,7%.FUNDAMENTO: Se puede considerar la disfunción endotelial como un evento precoz de la aterogénesis. OBJETIVO: Evaluar la aterosclerosis en trasplantados renales con el empleo del score de calcio coronario y del duplex scan de las carótidas y la reactividad braquial mediante el ultrasonido. MÉTODOS: Evaluamos a 30 trasplantados renales del sexo masculino con función renal estable, edad

  13. Alteraciones metabólicas con terapia antirretroviral altamente efectiva en niños positivos para VIH, Cali, Colombia Metabolic alterations with anti-retroviral highly effective therapy in positive children for VIH, Cali, Colombia

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    Pío López

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: describir las alteraciones metabólicas en niños con diagnóstico de VIH y en tratamiento con terapia antirretroviral altamente efectiva (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, HAART. Métodos: se realizó una primera fase descriptiva de los valores de lípidos y glucemia en una cohorte de niños positivos para VIH. De una clínica pediátrica se reclutaron, entre junio de 2003 y junio de 2005, niños mayores de un mes y menores de 16 años en terapia HAART. Estos resultados se compararon con valores de la población. En una segunda fase, se estudió la densidad ósea en estos niños, utilizando DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry y antropometría, y se comparó la de controles sanos. Resultados: se incluyeron 38 niños positivos para VIH. En 59,5% de los niños se clasificaron con displidemia. Al compararlo con la población de referencia, el grupo positivo para VIH presentó una prevalencia mayor de hipertrigliceridemia y HDLc (highdensity lipoprotein anormalmente bajo. Tomando en cuenta la variación por edad, los valores de colesterol total y LDLc (lowdensity lipoprotein, mostraron un aumento en el grupo que recibía inhibidores de proteasa (IP contra el que no. La diferencia del puntaje Z de BMD (bone mineral density entre los grupos fue de 0,56 (IC95%: 0,1- 1,0, teniendo un menor puntaje Z el grupo positivo para VIH. El puntaje Z de la densidad de masa ósea mostró un declive con el tiempo de exposición, que no fue evidente en el grupo control. Conclusiones: encontramos alteraciones en los lípidos similares a las descritas en el adulto seropositivo. En el grupo con IP se encontraron alteraciones del colesterol que cambiaban según la edad. Se encontró una pérdida de la densidad ósea, progresiva con el tiempo de exposición e independiente de la edad. Consideramos que esta relación podría ser de origen multifactorial, incluyendo los efectos de la infección y del tratamiento.Objectives: our goal is to describe

  14. Comparative study of pneumocystography, positive contrast cystography and double contrast cystography in dogs; Estudio comparativo entre la neumocistografia, la cistografia de contraste positivo y la cistografia de doble contraste en perros

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    un ayuno de 24 horas y dos enemas antes de tomar las radiografias. Los perros fueron anestesiados con tiopental sodico en dosis de 20 mg/kg e.v. La introduccion del medio de contraste se efectuo a traves de una sonda uretral. En la primera serie se realizo la neumocitografia introduciendo aire a la vejiga en dosis de 10 ml/kg. En la segunda serie se efectuo la cistografia de contraste positivo introduciendo Hypaque M-60% diluido, aportando 100 mg de y do por mi, en dosis de 10 ml/kg. Para la cistografia de doble contraste se introdujeron 10 ml de Hypaque M-60% diluido, en concentracion de 150 mg de yodo por ml. Luego por la misma sonda se introdujo aire en dosis de 10 ml/kg. Seguidamente, para cada tecnica fueron tomadas las radiografias en ambas proyecciones, al minuto y a los 10 minutos. Las placas radiograficas de cada serie se analizaron en base a los factores de densidad, contorno y tamano radiografico. La densidad radiografica en la neumocistografia, cistografia de contraste positivo y doble contraste fue predominantemente baja, alta e intermedia, respectivamente. El contorno radiografico se observo predominantemente liso en las tres tecnicas. Con respecto al tamano se aprecio una disminucion del alto y un aumento en el largo y el ancho, a los 10 minutos de iniciada cada tecnica respecto a lo registrado al minuto. Al comparar las tres tecnicas realizadas, se aprecio que la que detalla en mejor forma la mucosa vesical es la cistografia de doble contraste. La neumocistografia entregaria mejores resultados sobre cuerpos radioopacos y la cistografia demuestra mejor la posicion de la vejiga.

  15. Ações educativas com enfoque positivo em programa de conservação auditiva e sua avaliação Positive focus in educational interventions in a hearing conservation program and its evaluation

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    Luciana Bramatti

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar o conhecimento adquirido pelos trabalhadores de uma empresa frigorífica após uma ação educativa sobre proteção auditiva. MÉTODOS: foram comparadas as atitudes, intenções e comportamentos de proteção da audição adotados por 61 trabalhadores pré e pós-treinamento, avaliando a efetividade das mensagens através do uso de estímulos positivos. Foram utilizados os questionários "Crenças e Atitudes sobre Proteção Auditiva e Perda Auditiva", os quais foram aplicados antes e após a intervenção na forma de treinamento coletivo. RESULTADOS: os escores dos questionários sobre a percepção de suscetibilidade de adquirir uma perda auditiva e a percepção de obstáculos para uma ação preventiva se mostraram associados às variáveis sexo e tempo de empresa; a percepção de severidade das conseqüências de uma perda auditiva associada ao nível de ruído; normas sociais associada ao tempo de empresa, e a auto-eficácia associada ao resultado da audiometria. CONCLUSÃO: o treinamento com enfoque positivo ocasionou mudanças significativas na percepção de benefícios e de obstáculos de uma ação preventiva em comparação ao grupo de trabalhadores que não recebeu treinamento. Esse estudo possibilitará uma intervenção cujo foco será nas áreas consideradas mais deficitárias com a elaboração de propostas e materiais mais específicos e eficazes para os treinamentos que fazem parte do Programa de Conservação Auditiva. O uso de um questionário sobre as crenças e atitudes como o selecionado permite a identificação de temas que necessitam de clarificação em ações educativas.PURPOSE: to evaluate the efficacy of an educational intervention on hearing protection in a group of 61 workers at a meat packing company. METHODS: one group of workers participated in a training session that used positive messages; the other group of workers received no intervention. The two versions of the NIOSH "Beliefs and

  16. Caracterización de pacientes positivos al virus de inmunodeficiencia humana en el policlínico "Carlos J Finlay" de La Habana Characterization of positive patients to the human immunodeficiency virus in "Carlos J. Finlay" Polyclinic in Havana

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    Raiza González García

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: las infecciones de transmisión sexual constituyen una de las patologías más comunes en el mundo, dentro de ellas se encuentra el Síndrome de Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida (SIDA, que constituye la etapa final de la infección por el Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana (VIH. Objetivo: caracterizar los casos positivos al Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana y describir el comportamiento de sus factores de riesgo. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal de 17 pacientes diagnosticados con VIH positivo en el Policlínico "Carlos J. Finlay", del municipio Marianao, durante el año 2010. Los datos fueron recolectados del registro de casos del programa de control y prevención del VIH en el policlínico y se analizaron variables como: edad, sexo, raza, nivel de escolaridad, ocupación y factores de riesgo asociados. Resultados: el grupo de edad más afectado fue el de 40 a 49 años con 6 casos; 13 pertenecían al sexo masculino; existió un incremento de casos en la raza negra; el mayor número de enfermos fueron los bachilleres y los de secundaria básica terminada; 9 de ellos estaban desvinculados laboralmente y 10 no tenían una pareja estable. Conclusiones: la enfermedad prevaleció en los mayores de 40 años, predominó el sexo masculino, la raza negra, los bachilleres, los desvinculados laboralmente, la relación sexual sin protección, la homosexualidad y la inestabilidad de la pareja. Aparecieron como infecciones asociadas el herpes genital y la sífilis.Background: sexually transmitted infections constitute one of the most common pathologies in the world. Among them, we have the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS which constitutes the final stage of the infection by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV. Objective: to characterize the positive cases to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV and describe the behaviour of its risk factors. Methods: a cross-sectional descriptive study of 17 patients who have been

  17. Solitary Kaposi's sarcoma in retromolar region of an HIV positive patient: case report Sarcoma de Kaposi em região retromolar de um paciente HIV positivo: relato de caso

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    Maiara de Moraes

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    Full Text Available Kaposi's sarcoma is a malignant neoplasm of vascular origin. It occurs mainly among immune deficient individuals, thus it is the most common neoplasm among HIV- positive patients. Its pathogenesis is complex and has not been fully clarified. This case arouses particular interest due to its anatomic location in the retromolar region of a 39-year-old male HIV- positive patient, who presented low white blood cell count and was not undergoing antiretroviral therapy. The emergence of this lesion may be associated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART discontinuation and leukopenia. Hence, the reestablishment of therapy allows a suitable therapeutic approach and contributes to prognosis and survival rates.Sarcoma de Kaposi é uma neoplasia maligna de origem vascular que ocorre principalmente em indivíduos com deficiência imunológica, sendo a neoplasia mais comum em pacientes HIV positivos. Sua patogênese é complexa e não está bem estabelecida. Este caso é de interesse pela localização anatômica em região retromolar de paciente soropositivo, que apresentou baixa contagem de células brancas do sangue e que não realizava terapia antirretroviral. O surgimento da lesão pode estar associado à interrupção da terapia antirretroviral altamente ativa (HAART e à baixa contagem leucocitária. Assim, o restabelecimento da terapia pode permitir a abordagem terapêutica e contribuir para o prognóstico e a sobrevida.

  18. Infección diseminada por Penicillium marneffei en un paciente HIV-positivo: Primera observación en la República Argentina Disseminated infection due to Penicillium marneffei related to HIV infection: First observation in Argentina

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    GABRIELA SANTISO

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el primer caso humano de peniciliosis por Penicillium marneffei observado en la República Argentina. El paciente era un joven de 16 años, HIV-positivo, procedente de un área rural del sur de China. El paciente fue internado en el Hospital "F. J. Muñiz" por padecer una neumonía grave con insufciencia respiratoria aguda. El agente causal fue aislado de un lavado broncoalveolar y se lo observó en un citodiagnóstico de piel. La identifcación de P. marneffei fue confrmada por las características fenotípicas del aislamiento y la amplifcación del ADNr. El enfermo padecía una infección muy avanzada por HIV que condujo a la aparición simultánea de infecciones por citomegalovirus, Pneumocystis jirovecii y procesos bacterianos nosocomiales. Este complejo cuadro derivó en una evolución fatal.The frst case observed in Argentina of AIDS-related human penicillosis is herein presented. The patient was a six- teen year-old young man coming from a rural area of southern China. He was admitted at the F. J. Muñiz Hospital of Buenos Aires city with severe pneumonia and adult respiratory distress. Penicillium marneffei was isolated from bronchoalveolar lavage fuid and was microscopically observed in a skin cytodiagnosis. P. marneffei identifcation was confrmed by rRNA amplifcation and its phenotypic characteristics. The patient suffered an advanced HIV infection and also presented several AIDS-related diseases due to CMV, nosocomial bacterial infections and Pneumocystis jirovecii which led to a fatal outcome.

  19. Síndrome do ápice orbital associado com herpes zoster oftálmico em paciente HIV positivo: relato de caso Orbital apex syndrome and herpes zoster ophthalmicus in an HIV positive patient: case report

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    João Baptista Nigro Santiago Malta

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente relato tem como objetivo apresentar um caso raro de síndrome do ápice orbital associado com herpes zoster oftálmico de prognóstico reservado em paciente HIV positivo que procurou o pronto-socorro com quadro clínico de lesões crostosas em hemiface esquerda, dolorosa, acompanhado de baixa acuidade visual, diminuição da sensibilidade corneal e oftalmoplegia completa do olho esquerdo. A síndrome do ápice orbital é entidade rara que se caracteriza por ptose, proptose, oftalmoplegia interna e externa (acometimento do II, III, IV e VI nervos cranianos, prejuízo funcional da primeira divisão do nervo trigêmeo (nervo oftálmico e graus variados de diminuição da acuidade visual. O tratamento do herpes zoster oftálmico baseia-se no uso de antivirais sistêmicos, sendo que o prognóstico irá variar conforme o acometimento ocular.To present a rare case of orbital apex syndrome associated with herpes zoster ophthalmicus of unfavorable prognosis in an HIV positive patient, who arrived at the Emergency Room with the following clinical history: left facial crust lesions, low visual acuity, ocular pain, low corneal sensitivity and complete ophthalmoplegia of the left eye. The orbital apex syndrome is a rare disorder which is characterized by ptosis, proptosis, internal and external ophthalmoplegia (involvement of the second, third, fourth and sixth cranial nerves, damage to the first division of the trigeminal (ophthalmic nerve, and varied degrees of visual acuity loss. The treatment of herpes zoster ophthalmicus is based on the use of systemic antiviral drugs and the prognosis will depend on ocular damage.

  20. Estudo bioético dos transplantes renais com doadores vivos não-parentes no Brasil: a ineficácia da legislação no impedimento do comércio de órgãos

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    Passarinho Lúcia Eugênia Velloso

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Conhecer a opinião de cinco diferentes segmentos sociais (promotores públicos, magistrados, população geral, pacientes da lista de espera para transplante renal e profissionais da equipe de transplantes renais do Hospital de Base de Brasília, a respeito da lei que rege a doação de órgãos para transplantes, particularizando a doação de rim por doador vivo não parente, com a nova redação dada pela lei nº 10.211 de 23/03/2001, especificamente em seu artigo 9º, que amplia os critérios da doação de órgãos entre vivos não parentes. MÉTODOS: Foi aplicado um questionário composto por seis perguntas objetivas, com a finalidade de se conhecer a opinião de cinco grupos de pessoas do Distrito Federal, sobre a atual lei de transplantes de órgãos no Brasil. RESULTADOS: Para 80% dos entrevistados, a lei brasileira, ao permitir a doação de órgãos entre vivos não-parentes, possibilita a existência de doação remunerada e 81% consideram que a exigência de autorização judicial não é instrumento hábil para impedir a comercialização de órgãos. CONCLUSÕES: A presente pesquisa mostra que a legislação brasileira é falha no que se refere à utilização de rins para transplantes a partir de doadores vivos não parentes, abrindo possibilidades para o comércio de órgãos no país. Partindo da premissa que as pessoas pobres são as mais vulneráveis neste contexto, os autores sugerem mudanças na legislação vigente, objetivando sua proteção e, portanto, mais justiça.

  1. Efeito da sobreposição de um modelo de obesidade neuroendócrina experimental e hipertensão arterial sobre a pressão arterial, peso corporal e parâmetros metabólicos e renais de ratos

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    Lara Beatriz Delfino Ferreira

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A elevação do índice de massa corporaleapresençadesíndromemetabólica se associam com diminuição da função renal e o aparecimento de doença renal terminal. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da sobreposição de um modelo de obesidade experimental e hipertensão arterial sobre a pressão arterial, peso corporal e parâmetros metabólicos e renais de ratos. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados ratos machos das cepas Wistar e espontaneamente hipertensos (SHR. Os grupos MSG receberam glutamato monossódico no período neonatal (WST + MSG e SHR + MSG. Os animais controles receberam salina no período neonatal (WST e SHR. Após completarem três meses de vida, por 12 semanas foram pesados e tiveram a pressão arterial de cauda aferida semanalmente. A determinação de microalbuminúria foi realizada nas semanas 0, 4, 8 e 12. Ao final do período de acompanhamento, coletou-se sangue para glicemia de jejum, creatinina e perfil lipídico. Os rins foram retirados, corados e o índice de esclerose glomerular foi calculado. RESULTADOS: A administração de MSG produziu maior ganho percentual de peso corporal, elevação da glicemia de jejum e maior grau de lesão glomerular nos ratos WST -MSG e SHR -MSG quando comparados aos seus controles. Houve maior excreção urinária de albumina nos ratos do Grupo SHR + MSG quando comparados aos SHR. Não houve diferença estatística na pressão arterial de cauda, creatinina e parâmetros do metabolismo lipídico. CONCLUSÕES: A associação de obesidade neuroendócrina e a hipertensão arterial promoveram alterações morfológicas e funcionais no glomérulo mais severas do que aquelas observadas nos ratos somente hipertensos.

  2. Aspectos positivos e negativos da esterilização tubária do ponto de vista de mulheres esterilizadas Positive and negative aspects of Fallopian tube sterilization as viewed by sterilized women

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    Luzinete Simões Minella

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo consiste em tratar os aspectos positivos e negativos da esterilização feminina, de acordo com o ponto de vista de dois grupos de mulheres esterilizadas em Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil, a partir de uma discussão sociológica sobre o seu estado de saúde atual, avaliando-se as relações que costumam fazer entre este estado e a condição de esterilizada. O primeiro grupo está constituído por mulheres provenientes de um bairro de baixa renda, predominantemente donas de casa, e o segundo grupo inclui funcionárias públicas, estudantes e professoras universitárias, provenientes dos setores médios da sociedade, totalizando quarenta mulheres. A metodologia da pesquisa baseou-se em um questionário estruturado com perguntas abertas de modo a registrar tanto aspectos ligados a variáveis sócio-econômicas e demográficas, quanto dados subjetivos ligados às representações das mulheres sobre o período pós-esterilização. Além de uma série de outros aspectos, tornou-se possível concluir que não existe consenso sobre as conseqüências da esterilização, tendo-se constatado a existência de uma proporção significativa de mulheres esterilizadas (11 principalmente antes dos 30 anos que percebem alterações de saúde após a laqueadura.The objective of this paper is to point out the positive and negative aspects of female sterilization as seen by two groups of sterilized women in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, based on a sociological discussion of their present health status, evaluating the associations that they generally make with the fact that they have been sterilized. The first group included mostly housewives from a low-income neighborhood, while the second involved upper-middle-class female public employees, students, and university professors, totaling 40 women. Data were obtained through a structured questionnaire with open-ended questions. Information on social, economic, and

  3. Tumores renais e adrenais com invasão cardíaca: resultados cirúrgicos imediatos em 14 pacientes Tumores renales y adrenales con invasión cardiaca: resultados quirúrgicos inmediatos en 14 pacientes Renal and adrenal tumors with cardiac invasion: immediate surgical results in 14 patients

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    Rafael Fagionato Locali

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A ressecção do trombo tumoral em veia cava inferior (VCI e átrio direito (AD aumenta a sobrevida do paciente com câncer renal/supra-renal. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a conduta cirúrgica do trombo da VCI e AD no tratamento dos tumores renais e supra-renais. MÉTODOS:De janeiro de 1997 a junho de 2007 foram avaliados, retrospectivamente, 14 pacientes tratados cirurgicamente para retirada de trombo em VCI e/ou AD decorrente de tumor renal ou supra-renal. Desses, 64,2% eram do sexo masculino, e havia 42,8% de casos de tumor de Wilms (TW, 28,5% de adenocarcinoma de supra-renal (AS e 28,5% de carcinoma de células claras (CC, com idades médias de 4,5, 60,5 e 2,5 anos, respectivamente. Aspectos epidemiológicos e parâmetros intra e pós-operatórios hospitalar foram avaliados. RESULTADOS: Em todos os casos encontrou-se trombo tumoral em VCI supra-hepática, e em 62,4% o trombo invadiu o AD. A trombectomia foi realizada com o emprego da circulação extracorpórea associada à hipotermia profunda e parada circulatória total em 85,7% dos casos e moderada no restante. Ligou-se a VCI em 7,1% dos pacientes, e reconstruiu-se por rafia em 92,9%. Os tempos de intubação orotraqueal e internação variaram conforme o tipo de tumor. Ocorreram dois óbitos hospitalares no grupo de AS, por parada cardiorrespiratória intra-operatória. CONCLUSÃO: Existe maior número de casos de trombo tumoral em VCI e AD decorrente de TW. Os casos de AS evoluem com mais complicações no pós-operatório, e o prognóstico no pós-operatório hospitalar dos pacientes com TW é melhor.FUNDAMENTO: La resección del trombo tumoral en vena cava inferior (VCI y atrio derecho (AD aumenta la sobrevida del paciente con cáncer renal/ suprarrenal. OBJETIVO: Evaluar la conducta quirúrgica frente al trombo de la VCI y AD en el tratamiento de los tumores renales y suprarrenales. MÉTODOS: De enero de 1997 a junio de 2007, se evaluaron, retrospectivamente, a 14 pacientes tratados

  4. Inosine triphosphatase polymorphisms and ribavirin pharmacokinetics as determinants of ribavirin-associate anemia in patients receiving standard anti-HCV treatment.

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    DʼAvolio, Antonio; Ciancio, Alessia; Siccardi, Marco; Smedile, Antonina; Baietto, Lorena; Simiele, Marco; Marucco, Diego Aguilar; Cariti, Giuseppe; Calcagno, Andrea; de Requena, Daniel Gonzalez; Sciandra, Mauro; Cusato, Jessica; Troshina, Giulia; Bonora, Stefano; Rizzetto, Mario; Di Perri, Giovanni

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    Functional variants of inosine triphosphatase (ITPA) were recently found to protect against ribavirin (RBV)-induced hemolytic anemia. However, no definitive data are yet available on the role of plasma RBV concentrations on hemoglobin (Hb) decrement. Moreover, no data have been published on the possible interplay between these 2 factors. A retrospective analysis included 167 patients. The ITPA variants rs7270101 and rs1127354 were genotyped and tested using the χ test for association with Hb reduction at week 4. We also investigated, using multivariate logistic regression, the impact of RBV plasma exposure on Hb concentrations. Both single nucleotide polymorphisms were associated with Hb decrease. The carrier of at least 1 variant allele in the functional ITPA single nucleotide polymorphisms was associated with a lower decrement of Hb (-1.1 g/dL), as compared with patients without a variant allele (-2.75 g/dL; P = 4.09 × 10). RBV concentrations were not influenced by ITPA genotypes. A cut-off of 2.3 μg/mL of RBV was found to be associated with anemia (area-under-receiver operating characteristic = 0.630, sensitivity = 50.0%, and specificity = 69.5%, P = 0.008). In multivariate logistic regression analyses, the carrier of a variant allele (P = 0.005) and plasma RBV concentrations model based on ITPA genetic polymorphisms and RBV trough concentration was developed for predicting the risk of anemia. By relying upon these 2 variables, an individualized management of anemia seems to be feasible in recipients of pegylated interferon-RBV therapy.

  5. Spontaneous viral clearance, viral load, and genotype distribution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in HIV-infected patients with anti-HCV antibodies in Europe

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    Soriano, Vincent; Mocroft, Amanda; Rockstroh, Juergen

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Variables influencing serum hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA levels and genotype distribution in individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are not well known, nor are factors determining spontaneous clearance after exposure to HCV in this population. METHODS: All HCV...... for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) were more likely to have spontaneously cleared HCV than were those negative for HBsAg (43% vs. 21%; aOR, 2.91 [95% CI, 1.94-4.38]). Of patients with HCV viremia, 786 (53%) carried HCV genotype 1, and 53 (4%), 440 (29%), and 217 (15%) carried HCV genotype 2, 3, and 4...

  6. Perfil de susceptibilidade a antimicrobianos em amostras de cocos Gram-positivos, catalase negativos, isoladas de mastite subclínica bubalina Profile of antimicrobial susceptibility in strains of Gram positive cocos, negative catalase, isolated from buffalo subclinical mastitis

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    Maria C.E. Vianni

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    Full Text Available Estudou-se o perfil de susceptibilidade a antimicrobianos em cocos Gram-positivos catalase negativos (21 amostras de Lactococcus garvieae e 6 de Enterococcus gallinarum, isoladas do leite de fêmeas com mastite subclínica e pertencentes a uma população composta por seis rebanhos bubalinos localizados no Estado do Rio de Janeiro. O teste utilizado foi o da difusão de discos em agar Müller Hinton, segundo recomendações do National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards - NCCLS, tendo sido testados discos com ampicilina (10mg, cefalotina (30mg, cefotaxima (30mg, cefoxitina (30mg, cloranfenicol (30mg, eritromicina (15mg, gentamicina (10mg, nitrofurantoína (300mg, norfloxacina (10mg, penicilina (10 UI, tetraciclina (30mg e vancomicina (30mg. Os resultados evidenciaram que em se tratando de Lactococcus garvieae, o antimicrobiano mais eficiente foi o nitrofurantoína com 85,71% de sensibilidade, seguido da cefotaxima (61,90%, vancomicina (52,38%, norfloxacina (47,62% e cefalotina (47,62%. A maior resistência foi desenvolvida frente a penicilina e ampicilina, com 95,24% de resistênciapara os dois antimicrobianos testados. O perfil de susceptibilidade desenvolvido pelas amostras de Enterococcus gallinarum, mostrou baixa sensibilidade frente aos antimicrobianos testados, onde os maiores índices foram observados frente eritromicina e gentamicina, com 33,34% de sensibilidade para ambos; quanto à resistência desenvolvida, foi possível observar 100% de resistência com relação a vancomicina e tetraciclina, seguindo-se cloranfenicol, penicilina, ampicilina, cefoxitina, cefalotina, cefotaxima, norfloxacina e nitrofurantoína, todas evidenciando uma resistência de 83,33% das amostras testadas.The susceptibility of antimicrobials was studied in Gram positive and catalase negative cocci (21 samples of Lactococcus garvieae and 6 Enterococcus gallinarum, isolated from the milk of cows with subclinical mastitis, belonging to six buffalo herds in

  7. Tratamiento en pacientes operados de estómago con ácidos biliares elevados y Helicobacter pylori positivo Treatment in patients operated on of the stomach with elevated biliary acids and positive Helicobacter pylori

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    Héctor Rubén Hernández Garcés

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio del tipo experimental, no ciego y aleatorizado, constituido por 30 pacientes adultos de uno y otro sexos con diagnóstico de gastritis crónica alcalina por reflujo duodenogástrico, en resecados de estómago (Billroth I, Billroth II, mediante endoscopia superior, con ácidos biliares totales elevados y Helicobacter pylori positivo. Estos pacientes se distribuyeron en 2 grupos de tratamiento durante 8 semanas. El grupo A, de 15 pacientes, recibió tratamiento con: subcitrato de bismuto coloidal (Q-ulcer, metronidazol y tetraciclina, más ranitidina como antihistamínico H2. El grupo B, de 15 pacientes, se le administró celulosa microcristalina (Microcel. Ambos grupos recibieron metoclopramida como fármaco procinético durante todo el tratamiento. Los índices de erradicación de la infección por H. pylori fueron del 46,7 % para el grupo A y del 42,9 % para el grupo B. La concentración de ácidos biliares totales al final del tratamiento disminuyó en el 53,3% de los pacientes del grupo A y en el 71,4% de los pacientes del grupo B. La concentración de ácidos biliares totales en el remanente gástrico al final del tratamiento, no influyó en la evaluación clínica, endoscópica e histológica de los pacientes en ambos esquemas de tratamiento. No se presentaron efectos adversos secundarios en los pacientes del grupo A y 1 paciente (6,6 % del grupo B abandonó el estudio al empeorar su cuadro clínico, el cual fue intervenido quirúrgicamente, por lo que se considera fracaso del tratamiento. Se concluye que estos esquemas terapéuticos no fueron eficacesA non-blind randomized experimental study was undertaken. It included 30 adults of both sexes with diagnosis of alkaline chronic gastritis due to duodenogastric reflux, in stomach resections (Billroth I, Billroth II, by upper endoscopy, with elevated total biliary acids and positive Helicobacter pylori. These patients were divided into 2 groups of treatment during 8

  8. INFLUENCIA DEL FEEDBACK POSITIVO Y NEGATIVO EN ALUMNOS DE SECUNDARIA SOBRE EL CLIMA EGO-TAREA PERCIBIDO, LA VALORACIÓN DE LA EF Y LA PREFERENCIA EN LA COMPLEJIDAD DE LAS TAREAS DE CLASE

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    2010-09-01

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    El presente artículo trata la incidencia que el feedback afectivo positivo (FAP o negativo (FAN, aportado por el profesor de Educación Física (EF, tiene sobre la valoración que el alumno muestra sobre la EF, sobre sus preferencias hacia el nivel de dificultad de las tareas de clase y sobre el clima ego-tarea según la actuación del profesor. El estudio se realizó con 21 sujetos en tres grupos: dos experimentales a los que se aplicó un FAP y FAN respectivamente, y un tercer grupo control. Los resultados muestran una incidencia significativa en la percepción del clima implicante al ego, la percepción del clima implicante a la tarea y la valoración de las clases de EF. Además los sujetos que han recibido un FAN presentan niveles de percepción de un clima implicante al ego mayores y significativos que aquellos sujetos que habían recibido un FAP. Respecto a la percepción de un clima implicante a la tarea, aquellos sujetos que reciben un FAP tienden a percibir mayores niveles de clima implicante a la tarea al compararlos con los que reciben FAP y feedback control. Sobre la valoración de la EF, los sujetos que reciben FAP valoran más positivamente las clases de EF que los que reciben FAN.
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    The present article studies the effect that positive affective feedback (FAP or negative affective feedback (FAN, received from a Physical Education (PE teacher, have on the attitude that a student shows in class. This study evaluates their level of difficulty preferences in class tasks and the ego-task climate according to the performance of the professor. The study was done with 21

  9. Perfil Epidemiológico de Pacientes Renais Crônicos em Tratamento Conservador em um Hospital Escola do Sul de Minas/ Epidemiological Profile of Chronic Renal Failure Patients on Conservative Treatment in a Hospital in Southern School of Minas

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    Camila Dorilêo Negretti

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar o perfil epidemiológico dos pacientes com Doença Renal Crônica em tratamento conservador no ambulatório do Hospital Escola de Itajubá. Materiais e Métodos: Estudo descritivo, de corte transversal, de abordagem quantitativa. Realizado com 171 pacientes atendidos em tratamento conservador no ambulatório de nefrologia no período de janeiro de 2012 a dezembro de 2013. A coleta objetivou caracterizar idade, sexo, raça, estado civil e procedência. Também foram avaliados dados do primeiro atendimento como: valores de ureia e creatinina, o grau de DRC, a etiologia e o número de retorno. Resultados: Dos doentes renais crônicos avaliados, 50,3% eram do sexo masculino, 88% da raça branca, 54,4% casados e a maioria (70,8% possuía faixa etária prevalente >60 anos. A maioria dos atendidos, 98,5% pertence a microrregião de referência. Quanto a dados de primeira consulta, o diabetes mellitus foi a principal etiologia (38%. Os valores de ureia e creatinina acima da referência preconizada foi observado na maioria dos pacientes e o grau III de DRC em 31% dos casos. O número médio de retornos após a primeira consulta foi de três retornos em 25,13% dos pacientes. Conclusão: A pesquisa permitiu o conhecimento do perfil epidemiológico dos portadores de DRC em tratamento conservador. Os achados reforçam a necessidade de implementação de políticas voltadas para promoção e prevenção à saúde com divulgação de mais programas de controle para minimizar o surgimento de novos casos da DRC. Objective: Determine the epidemiological profile of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD on conservative treatment at the Hospital Escola de Itajubá. Materials and Methods: A retrospective, descriptive, cross-sectional study of quantitative approach. It was conducted with 171 patients who were treated in conservative treatment at the nephrology clinic from January 2012 to December 2013. The collection aimed to characterize age

  10. Relação entre as dimensões do flow disposicional e os afectos positivos e negativos em relação à prática de um instrumento musical, numa amostra de estudantes do ensino básico.

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    Dissertação de Mestrado apresentada ao ISPA - Instituto Universitário O presente estudo tem por base o estudo de Fritz e Avsec (2007), e pretende verificar se o flow, um estado psíquico de gratificação que o indivíduo alcança quando se sente em comunhão com o que está a fazer num dado momento, está associado a afectos positivos e negativos. 43 alunos da Escola Secundária de Palmela, em regime articulado com o Conservatório (15 rapazes e 28 raparigas), completaram a escala de af...

  11. Neuromielitis óptica con alta expresión de acuaporina-4 y anticuerpos anti-acuaporina-4 positivos en suero Neuromyelitis optica with high aquaporin-4 expression and positive serum aquaporin-4 autoantibodies

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    Alejandra Báez

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    Full Text Available La presencia de anticuerpos IgG en suero, con blanco en los canales de acuaporina-4, es específica de la neuromielitis óptica (NMO. El 60% de los pacientes con NMO presentan lesiones cerebrales en la resonancia magnética (RM; en un 8% (mayoría niños estas lesiones se consideraron "atípicas". Presentamos dos pacientes con NMO y lesiones en el SNC de alta expresión de acuaporina-4. Caso 1: varón de 50 años, que comenzó con pérdida de visión en ojo derecho (OD. Recibió tratamiento empírico con metilprednisolona 1 g/d x 3 días. Al mes presentó dolor generalizado y hemiparesia derecha; nuevamente recibió metilprednisolona 1 g/d x 5 días e IgG IV 400 mg/kg/d × 5 días. Recuperó la deambulación persistiendo el dolor y fenómenos paroxísticos en los 4 miembros. Potenciales evocados visuales: P100, ojo izquierdo (OI 123 mseg. OD sin respuesta. La RM de cerebro (FLAIR mostró hiperintensidad en nervio óptico derecho, hipotálamo y comisura blanca anterior. RM cervical: lesión medular extensa (5 cuerpos vertebrales. Caso 2: mujer de 53 años, con disminución de la agudeza visual en ambos ojos y parestesias en miembros inferiores que remitieron espontáneamente. Evolucionó al mes con cuadriparesia e incontinencia esfinteriana. Recibió metilprednisolona 1 g/d x 5 días, sin mejoría. Potenciales evocados visuales: P100 OI 124 mseg. OD 128 mseg. RM cerebro: (FLAIR hiperintensidad hipotalámica y periacueductal. RM cervical: lesión medular extensa (7 cuerpos vertebrales. Anticuerpos anti-acuaporina-4 positivos en ambos pacientes (inmunofluorescencia indirecta. Las lesiones consideradas "atípicas", como aquí, en sitios con alta densidad de proteínas canales de agua AQP4 deberán considerarse para el diagnóstico diferencial.Disease-specific aquaporin-4 antibodies (NMO-IgG are the main effector of lesions in neuromyelitis optica (NMO patients. Brain MRI lesions are detected in 60% of them, with 8% (almost infants at sites of high

  12. Evidence-based alcohol policy in the Americas: strengths, weaknesses, and future challenges Políticas contra el alcoholismo en las Américas basadas en datos probatorios: aspectos positivos, debilidades y retos futuros

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    Thomas F. Babor

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    substantially reduce the alcohol-related burden of illness in the Americas.El presente artículo tiene como objetivos describir los datos probatorios en que se deben basar las políticas contra el alcoholismo en las Américas, evaluar en qué medida las políticas nacionales pueden tener un impacto en la salud pública e identificar las áreas en que estas políticas pueden mejorar. En el artículo se presenta una breve revisión de las encuestas epidemiológicas realizadas para evaluar la prevalencia de los problemas relacionados con el consumo de alcohol en la Región y se analizan 32 estrategias e intervenciones de prevención a la luz de pruebas de su eficacia, el volumen de investigaciones que las respaldan, el costo de su implementación y otros aspectos prácticos. En general, las estrategias e intervenciones con mayor respaldo empírico son los bajos valores de alcoholemia mientras se conduce, los controles sobre el acceso al alcohol, los límites de edad para comprar bebidas alcohólicas y el elevado precio relativo de ellas. Se discuten las implicaciones de los datos en relación con las iniciativas para combatir el alcoholismo en las Américas, según un análisis de la medida en que las políticas e intervenciones empleadas actualmente en 25 países de las Américas pueden tener un impacto sanitario positivo en los problemas relacionados con el consumo de alcohol. Los países que han adoptado las políticas con el mayor impacto esperado son Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela y El Salvador. No obstante, el análisis indica que casi todos los países de las Américas podrían mejorar sus posibilidades de evitar problemas relacionados con el alcoholismo. En los países en desarrollo de América Latina, las políticas deben concentrarse en fortalecer las medidas que prohíben conducir en estado de embriaguez, las que modifican el contexto en que se consumen bebidas alcohólicas, y los límites de disponibilidad física. Para los países desarrollados y con altos ingresos

  13. O estresse oxidativo e o exercício físico em indivíduos HIV positivo Oxidative stress and physical exercise in HIV positive individuals

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    Luís Fernando Deresz

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available A infecção pelo vírus da imunodeficiência humana (HIV é acompanhada por alterações estruturais e funcionais relacionadas ao sistema imunológico. Além disso, o aumento do estresse oxidativo (EO nos portadores do HIV, caracterizado por diminuição nos níveis de glutationa (GSH, aumentos na glutationa oxidada (GSSG, na razão GSSG/GSH e lipoperoxidação, bem como redução da atividade de enzimas antioxidantes - catalase, superóxido dismutase (SOD e glutationa peroxidase (GPx - é uma conseqüência da evolução dos pacientes infectados com HIV. As células do sistema imunológico necessitam de altas concentrações de antioxidantes para manter o balanço redox e preservar a sua integridade e função. Quando ocorre a depleção dos antioxidantes, há diminuição da resposta imunológica e aumento na replicação do HIV. O uso da terapia anti-retroviral combinada (TARV melhorou significativamente a evolução clínica dos pacientes, porém, mesmo assim, alguns continuam apresentando EO aumentado e outros efeitos da TARV, como alterações no metabolismo lipídico e muscular. O treinamento físico é utilizado como intervenção não farmacológica nos pacientes infectados pelo HIV para proporcionar melhoria nos parâmetros antropométricos, aeróbios, musculares e psicológicos, porém, há carência de estudos sobre a sua utilização em relação ao estresse oxidativo. Nesta revisão, foram analisados os tópicos referentes ao estresse oxidativo nos pacientes HIV positivos e os possíveis benefícios do exercício físico na capacidade antioxidante. O treinamento físico é uma estratégia auxiliar para os pacientes, com ou sem uso da TARV, uma vez que melhora os aspectos cardiorrespiratórios, musculares, antropométricos e psicológicos sem induzir a imunossupressão. Referindo-se ao estresse oxidativo, infere-se, a partir dos dados em indivíduos HIV negativos, que o treinamento físico pode gerar adaptações que minimizam os

  14. Kennedy's disease phenotype with positive genetic study for Kugelberg-Welander's disease: case report Fenótipo de doença de Kennedy com estudo genético positivo para doença de Kugelberg-Welander: relato de caso

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    Ana P. Trentin

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available We described a patient with clinical findings from Kennedy's disease and positive genetic study for Kugelberg-Welander's disease. A 24 years old man with negative family history presented with progressive spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy and gynecomastia at the age of 14. He was clinically diagnosed as having Kennedy's disease. However, a genetic study performed later was found to be negative for this disease and was positive for Kugelberg-Welander's disease, with deletion of the exons 7 and 8 in the "survival of motor neuron" gene.Descrevemos um paciente com achados clínicos de doença de Kennedy e estudo genético positivo para doença de Kugelberg-Welander. Homem, 24 anos e história familiar negativa, iniciou aos 14 anos com atrofia muscular espinhal de caráter progressivo com ginecomastia. Obteve diagnóstico clínico de doença de Kennedy, entretanto o estudo genético foi negativo para esta doença e positivo para doença de Kugelberg-Welander, com deleções dos exons 7 e 8 e do gene do survival of motor neuron.

  15. Efeitos hemodinâmicos e renais da injeção de doses elevadas de clonidina no espaço peridural do cão Efectos hemodinámicos y renales de la inyección de dosis elevadas de clonidina en el espacio peridural del perro Hemodynamic and renal effects of high epidural clonidine doses in dogs

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    Nilson Camargo Roso

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Não existem estudos que relatem as repercussões renais determinadas pela injeção de doses elevadas de clonidina no espaço peridural. O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar os efeitos hemodinâmicos e renais determinados pela injeção de doses elevadas de clonidina no espaço peridural do cão. MÉTODO: Vinte animais anestesiados com tiopental sódico e fentanil foram distribuídos aleatoriamente e de forma duplamente encoberta em dois grupos: Grupo 1 ou placebo (n = 10, que recebeu 0,2 mL.kg-1 de solução fisiológica, e Grupo 2 ou clonidina (n = 10, que recebeu 0,2 mL.kg-1 de uma solução contendo 50 µg.mL-1 de clonidina, no espaço peridural. Foram avaliados os seguintes parâmetros hemodinâmicos: freqüência cardíaca (FC: bat.min-1; pressão arterial média (PAM: mmHg; pressão da artéria pulmonar ocluida (PAOP: mmHg; débito cardíaco (DC: L.min-1; volume sistólico (VS: mL; também, os seguintes parâmetros da função renal foram avaliados: fluxo sangüíneo renal (FSR: mL.min-1; resistência vascular renal (RVR: mmHg.mL-1.min; volume urinário minuto (VUM: mL.min-1; depuração de creatinina (D Cr: mL.min-1; depuração de para-aminohipurato (D PAH: mL.min-1; fração de filtração (FF; depuração de sódio (D Na: mL.min-1; depuração de potássio (D K: mL.min-1; excreção fracionária de sódio (EF Na: %; excreção urinária de sódio (U NaV: µEq.min-1; excreção urinária de potássio (U K V: µEq.min-1. O experimento consistiu em três momentos de 20 minutos cada. Os dados foram coletados aos 10 minutos de cada momento e a diurese, no início e no final de cada momento. Ao término de M1, a clonidina ou a solução fisiológica foi administrada no espaço peridural. Após período de 20 minutos iniciou-se M2 e, em seguida, M3. RESULTADOS: A clonidina na dose de 10 µg.kg-1 no espaço peridural do cão promoveu alterações significativas, com diminuições da freqüência cardíaca e do d

  16. Frecuencia de anticuerpos contra el virus C de la hepatitis en pacientes con cirrosis hepática en Yucatán, México Frequency of antibodies against the hepatitis C virus in patients with hepatic cirrhosis in Yucatan, Mexico

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    Renán A Góngora-Biachi

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: En este estudio reportamos la prevalencia de anticuerpos contra el virus C de la hepatitis (Ac-VCH en un grupo de pacientes con cirrosis hepática (CH. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se hizo un estudio prospectivo, transversal y descriptivo, de marzo de 1998 a mayo de 1999. Se estudiaron a 153 pacientes (117 (76% hombres y 36 (24% mujeres con diagnóstico de CH, que eran atendidos en el Hospital General Agustín O' Horan y en el Centro de Investigaciones Regionales Doctor Hideyo Noguchi, en la ciudad de Mérida, Yucatán, México. Se aplicó un cuestionario con datos clínico-epidemiológicos y se determinó la presencia de Ac-VCH (ELISA de 2ª generación y RIBA-2 para confirmar el diagnóstico a cada paciente. Se determinó también el antígeno de superficie de la hepatitis B (AgsHB y anticuerpos contra el antígeno central de la hepatitis B (Anti-HBc mediante el método de ELISA. La presencia de Ac-VCH fue relacionada con las variables epidemiológicas de los sujetos. La prevalencia de anti-HCV y la frecuencia de características se compararon entre los pacientes positivos y negativos con las pruebas de c² y exacta de Fisher. RESULTADOS: El 32% de los pacientes con CH (35/117 (30% hombres y 14/36 (39% mujeres fueron positivos para los Ac-VCH. El alcoholismo estuvo presente en todos los hombres serorreactivos y en ninguna de las mujeres positivas (pOBJECTIVE: To report the prevalence of antibodies against the hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV in a group of patients with hepatic cirrhosis (HC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective transversal and descriptive study was carried out from March 1998 to May 1999. Study subjects were 153 patients; 117 (76% male and 36 (24% female, diagnosed with HC. They were attended at the General Hospital Agustín O' Horan and at Regional Research Center Doctor Hideyo Noguchi, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. A clinical-epidemiologic questionnaire completed by interview was used for data collection. Anti-HCV were detected

  17. Resultados gestacionais e neonatais em mulheres com rastreamento positivo para diabetes mellitus e teste oral de tolerância à glicose - 100g normal Gestational and neonatal outcomes in women with positive screening for diabetes mellitus and 100g oral glucose challenge test normal

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    Patricia Moretti Rehder

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a frequência de resultados gestacionais e neonatais desfavoráveis em mulheres com rastreamento positivo e diagnóstico negativo para diabetes mellitus gestacional. MÉTODOS: trata-se de um estudo de corte transversal, retrospectivo e descritivo realizado entre 2000 e 2009. Foram incluídas no estudo 409 gestantes com rastreamento positivo para diabetes mellitus. As variáveis estudadas foram: maternas (idade, índice de massa corpórea, antecedente de cesárea, macrossomia ou diabetes mellitus em gestação anterior, antecedente pessoal e familiar de diabetes mellitus e hipertensão arterial crônica e neonatais (poli-hidrâmnio, idade gestacional por ocasião do parto, prematuridade, cesárea, recém-nascido (RN grande para idade gestacional (GIG, macrossomia, índice de Apgar, síndrome do desconforto respiratório, hipoglicemia e hiperbilirrubinemia. Inicialmente foi realizada análise descrita uni e multivariada para a ocorrência de fatores de risco e desfechos neonatais. Foram descritas as prevalências e respectivos intervalos de confiança a 95%. RESULTADOS: em 255 (62,3% das gestantes a via de parto foi cesárea. Quanto aos resultados perinatais, 14,2% dos RN foram classificados como prematuros e 19,3% dos RN como GIG. Os fatores de risco correlacionados com RN GIG foram sobrepeso ou obesidade, idade materna e antecedente de macrossomia em gestação anterior. CONCLUSÕES: na população com fatores de risco positivos ou glicemia de jejum alterada na primeira consulta do pré-natal, mesmo com curva glicêmica normal observa-se taxa de RN GIG elevada assim como índice de cesárea acima dos valores habitualmente presentes nas populações consideradas de baixo risco. As grávidas com tais características constituem um grupo diferenciado.PURPOSE: to determine the prevalence of adverse gestational and neonatal outcomes in women with a positive screening and negative diagnosis for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM

  18. Estudo da soroprevalência do AgHBs em gestantes da 15ª Regional de Saúde e da imunoprofilaxia para os recém-nascidos das gestantes AgHBs positivo = Study into the HBsAg seroprevalence in pregnant women from the 15th Health Regional and the immunoprophylaxia on the newborns of these HBsAg-positive women

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    Full Text Available Determinar a prevalência do AgHBs nas gestantes da 15ª Regional de Saúde (15ª R.S. atendidas no Laboratório de Ensino e Pesquisa em Análises Clínicas (Lepac, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, e verificar se foi solicitada a imunoprofilaxia para hepatite B aos recém-natos das gestantes AgHBs positivo, no período de janeiro de 1998 a dezembro de 2002. A pesquisa do AgHBs foi realizada pela técnica imunoenzimática IMxHBsAg e Axsym HBsAg (Laboratório Abbott. As solicitações de imunobiológicos especiais para a imunoprofilaxia da hepatite B ao CRIE foram obtidas na Seção de Epidemiologia da 15ª R.S. Foram analisadas 12.274 gestantes e a prevalência do AgHBs foide 1,0%. Dentre as 125 gestantes AgHBs positivo, foram solicitadas imunoprofilaxia para 32 (25,6% recém-nascidos. Ainda que a prevalência encontrada indique ser esta uma área de baixa endemicidade, os resultados reafirmam a importância da realização do diagnóstico da hepatite B no atendimento pré-natal, para adoção da imunoprofilaxia no recém-nascido.To determine HBsAg prevalence among pregnant women from the 15th Health Regional assisted in the Laboratório de Ensino e Pesquisa em Análises Clínicas (Lepac, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, and verify whether immunoprophylaxis with vaccine and immunoglobulin was requested for the newborns of HBsAg-positive women during the period from January 1998 to December 2002. The research about HBsAg was conducted using the immunoenzymatic IMxHBsAg (Abbot Lab and Axsym HBsAg (Abbot Lab techniques. The requests to the CRIE for specialimmunobiologic agents for Hepatitis B immunoprophylaxis were obtained in the Department of Epidemiology from the 15th Health Regional. The analysis includes 12,274 pregnant women, and the HBsAg prevalence was 1.0%. Among 125 HBsAg positive pregnant women, immunoprophylaxis was requested for 32 (25.6% newborns. Although the prevalence detected demonstrates this to be a low endemic area, the

  19. Efeitos do pneumoperitônio sobre a hemodinâmica e função renais de cães ventilados com volume e pressão controlados Efectos del pneumoperitonio sobre la hemodinámica y función renal de perros ventilados con volumen y presión controlados Effects of pneumoperitoneum on renal hemodynamics and function of dogs under volume and pressure-controlled ventilation

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    Armando Vieira de Almeida

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Não existem estudos que associem os efeitos determinados pelas modalidades ventilatórias às repercussões renais durante o pneumoperitônio. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as alterações na hemodinâmica e função renais determinadas pelo pneumoperitônio em cães com ventilação a volume e pressão controlados. MÉTODO: Dezesseis cães anestesiados com tiopental sódico e fentanil foram divididos em Grupo 1, volume controlado e Grupo 2, pressão controlada e submetidos a pneumoperitônio de 10 e 15 mmHg. Foram estudados fluxo sangüíneo renal, resistência vascular renal, depuração de para-aminohipurato de sódio, sódio plasmático, potássio plasmático, osmolalidade plasmática, depuração de creatinina, fração de filtração, volume urinário, osmolalidade urinária, depuração osmolar, depuração de água livre, depuração de sódio, excreção urinária de sódio, excreção fracionária de sódio, depuração de potássio, excreção urinária de potássio, excreção fracionária de potássio. Os dados foram coletados em 4 momentos. M1, antes do pneumoperitônio; M2, 30 minutos após pneumoperitônio com 10 mmHg; M3, 30 minutos após pneumoperitônio com 15 mmHg; M4, 30 minutos após a deflação do pneumoperitônio. RESULTADOS: As depurações de para-aminohipurato de sódio e creatinina permaneceram constantes em ambos os grupos durante o experimento. Os valores plasmáticos do sódio e do potássio não se alteraram. Ocorreu diminuição a partir de M2 da depuração e da excreção fracionária de potássio em ambos os grupos. CONCLUSÕES: As modalidades ventilatórias não determinaram diferenças na hemodinâmica renal entre os grupos estudados. O pneumoperitônio, ocasionando compressão do parênquima renal, pode ter determinado alterações na reabsorção e/ou secreção do potássio.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: No existen estudios que asocien los efectos determinados por las

  20. Study of cross-reactivity in serum samples from dogs positive for Leishmania sp., Babesia canis and Ehrlichia canis in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and indirect fluorescent antibody test Estudo da reatividade cruzada em amostras de soro de cães positivos para Leishmania sp., Babesia canis e Ehrlichia canis, pelo ensaio imunoenzimático indireto e pela reação de imunofluorescência indireta

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    Trícia Maria F. de Sousa Oliveira

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    Full Text Available To verify the presence of cross-reaction among leishmaniosis, ehrlichiosis and babesiosis in serological diagnostics used in human visceral leishmaniasis control programs, serum samples from leishmaniasis endemic and non-endemic areas were collected and tested by Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFAT and Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA. All serum samples from endemic areas were positive for Leishmania sp., by ELISA and IFAT, 51% positive for Babesia canis and 43% for Ehrlichia canis by IFAT. None of the serum samples from non-endemic areas were positive for Leishmania sp., by IFAT, but 67% were positive for B. canis and 78% for E. canis using the same test. When tested by ELISA for Leishmania sp., four samples from non-endemic area were positive. These dogs were then located and no clinical signs, parasites or antibody was detected in new tests for a six month period. Only one of these 4 samples was positive for B. canis by IFAT and ELISA and three for E. canis by IFAT. The results of the work suggest a co-infection in the endemic area and no serological cross-reaction among these parasites by IFAT and ELISA.Para verificar a existência de reação cruzada entre leishmaniose visceral, erliquiose e babesiose, nos testes sorológicos utilizados em programas de controle da leishmaniose visceral humana, amostras de soro canino provenientes de áreas endêmicas e não endêmicas para essa enfermidade, foram testadas pela Reação de Imunofluorescência (RIFI e Ensaio imunoenzimático (ELISA. Todos os soros provenientes de área endêmica foram positivos para Leishmania sp pelo ELISA e RIFI, 51% para Babesia canis e 43% para Ehrlichia canis pela RIFI. Pela RIFI, nenhum dos soros provenientes de área não endêmica foi positivo para Leishmania sp, sendo 67% positivos para B. canis e 78% para E. canis pelo mesmo teste. Quando testados pelo ELISA para Leishmania sp., quatro soros da área não endêmica foram positivos. Os cães foram localizados

  1. Anal cancer precursor lesions in HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients seen at a tertiary health institution in Brazil Lesões precursoras do câncer anal em pacientes HIV-positivos e HIV-negativos atendidos numa instituição de saúde terciária no Brasil

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    Ivan Tramujas da Costa e Silva

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    Full Text Available Purpose: To investigate the prevalence of anal squamous intraepithelial lesions (ASIL or anal cancer in patients attended at the Tropical Medicine Foundation of Amazonas. Methods: 344 patients consecutively attended at the institution, in 2007/2008, were distributed in the following strata according to presence/abscense of at risk conditions for anal cancer: Group 1 _ HIV-positive men-who-have-sex-with-men (101; Group 2 _ HIV-positive females (49; Group 3 _ patients without any at risk condition for anal cancer (53; Group 4 _ HIV-positive heterosexual men (38; Group 5 _ HIV-negative patients, without anoreceptive sexual habits, but with other at risk conditions for anal cancer (45; Group 6 _ HIV-negative men-who-have-sex-with-men (26; and Group 7 _ HIV-negative anoreceptive females (32. The histopathological results of biopsies guided by high-resolution anoscopy were analyzed by frequentist and bayesian statistics in order to calculate the point-prevalence of ASIL/cancer and observe any eventual preponderance of one group over the other. Results: The point-prevalence of ASIL for all the patients studied was 93/344 (27%, the difference between HIV-positive and negative patients being statistically significant (38.3% versus 13.5%; p Objetivo: Investigar a prevalência de lesões intraepiteliais escamosas anais (ASIL ou câncer anal em pacientes atendidos na Fundação de Medicina Tropical do Amazonas. Métodos: 344 pacientes consecutivamente atendidos na instituição, em 2007/2008, foram distribuídos nos seguintes estratos conforme a presença/ausência de fatores de risco para o câncer anal: Grupo 1 _ homens-que-fazem-sexo-com-homens HIV-positivos (101; Grupo 2 _ mulheres HIV-positivas (49; Grupo 3 _ pacientes sem condição de risco para o câncer anal (53; Grupo 4 _ homens heterossexuais HIV-positivos (38; Grupo 5 _ pacientes HIV-negativos, sem hábitos sexuais anorreceptivos, mas com outras condições de risco para o câncer anal (45

  2. Atividade antimicrobiana in vitro de quinupristina/dalfopristina para cocos gram-positivos isolados de cinco centros brasileiros: resultado do estudo de vigilância L-SMART Antimicrobial in vitro activity of quinupristin/dalfopristin against gram-positive cocci isolated from 5 Brazilian centers: results from the local smart (L-SMART surveillance study

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    Caio Mendes

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Há alguns anos tem-se verificado um aumento progressivo da resistência de alguns cocos gram-positivos a determinados antimicrobianos. Este aumento da resistência tem sido observado principalmente no ambiente hospitalar, e as bactérias mais comumente envolvidas são os Staphylococcus spp. e os Enterococcus spp. Devido a este fato, novos antimicrobianos são avaliados para o tratamento de infecções causadas por estas cepas multirresistentes. A associação quinupristina/dalfopristina (Q/D, também conhecida como Synercid®, é um antibacteriano da classe das estreptograminas, de uso endovenoso, composto por dois derivados semi-sintéticos da pristinamicina. A combinação das estreptograminas B e A na razão de 30:70 tem atividade antimicrobiana voltada para cocos gram--positivos, como Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., incluindo S. pneumoniae e Enterococcus faecium, sendo o E. faecalis habitualmente resistente. Neste estudo foi avaliada a atividade in vitro de Q/D e outros oito antimicrobianos frente a 631 amostras de cocos gram-positivos isoladas de cinco centros brasileiros, complementadas com outras 20 cepas de E. faecium resistentes à vancomicina, provenientes dos Estados Unidos. Para a avaliação da sensibilidade aos antimicrobianos foi determinada a concentração inibitória mínima (MIC pelo método do Etest (AB Biodisk, Solna, Suécia e as cepas testadas foram: Staphylococcus aureus (n = 267, Staphylococcus coagulase negativo (n = 131, Streptococcus pneumoniae (n = 130, Streptococcus beta-hemolíticos (n = 28, Enterococcus faecalis (n = 44 e E. faecium (n = 51. A Q/D demonstrou excelente atividade contra Staphylococcus spp., independente de serem sensíveis ou resistentes à oxacilina. Para S. pneumoniae, a Q/D apresentou igualmente uma ótima atividade, inclusive para as cepas com resistência intermediária ou total para penicilina. Entre as cepas de E. faecium sensíveis à vancomicina, o MIC90 de Q/D obtido foi de 3µg

  3. MUSCULAÇÃO: ASPECTOS POSITIVOS PARA O EMAGRECIMENTO

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    Léo de Paiva Montenegro

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The bodybuilding has not been widely prescribed for weight loss programs. Obesity has reached increasing numbers and become a public health problem because of the physiological changes that leads to the disease state and generating greater risk of disease. Strength training is an exercise and can aid in weight loss process. Objective: Review the positive aspects of the practice of bodybuilding to aid slimming. Materials and Methods: We performed a literature narrative review being used studies related to bodybuilding, EPOC, weight loss, strength training, obesity. Articles were selected according to the subject and his contribution to the present study. Discussion: Some aspects such as body composition, energy expenditure, EPOC and autonomy, influence the level of physical activity and daily caloric expenditure, which may be a contributing factor in weight loss. The increase of muscle mass also increases the basal metabolic rate. The bodybuilding program and EPOC can increase caloric expenditure during and after practice program. Adaptations of bodybuilding program increase the autonomy of individuals, making them more active, reducing the state of inactivity. Conclusion: The practice of bodybuilding has many positives aids in weight loss and should be present in weight loss programs.

  4. Liderazgo y autoeficacia en el comportamiento organizacional positivo

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    Sanchez Hernandez, Maria Paula; Pinto Erazo, Laura María; Contreras Ruiz, Ivan Camilo

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo que tiene este proyecto es revisar los conceptos básicos acerca de las relaciones que crean los líderes con sus colaboradores dentro de las organizaciones, dichas relaciones y vínculos pueden afectar positiva o negativamente el desempeño de sus actividades diarias dentro de una organización. Para darle inicio a la investigación se estudió como primer paso el concepto de liderazgo transformacional, capital psicológico y que componentes hacían parte de este factor. El desarrollo ...

  5. Psoríase em paciente HIV positivo

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    Mario León Silva-Vergara

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Dois pacientes com síndrome de imunodeficiência adquirida (SIDA desenvolveram psoríase, um com quadro mais grave e outro com apresentação mais benigna, sendo tratados com zidovudine na dose oral de 200mg a cada oito horas. No primeiro caso, a resposta terapêutica foi completa e, após nove meses em esquema de manutenção, o paciente se apresenta sem nenhuma lesão. No segundo, a despeito de resposta evidente, após seis meses de tratamento, o paciente ainda apresenta descamação furfurãcea a nível dos membros inferiores, mesmo em uso de medicação.Two patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS developed psoriasis, one of them presenting the more severe form and the other one the milder form of the disease, were treated with zidovudine per oral via, 200mg 3 times a day. In the first case the therapeutical response was complete. No lesion was verified in the patient after 9 months under maintenance schedule. In the second case, despite the response being clear, after 6 months of treatment, the patient still presented furfuraceous scalings at limbs even under the medication schedule.

  6. Imunoblot como teste suplementar para detecção de anticorpos contra o vírus da hepatite C em doadores de sangue Immunoblot as a supplemental test to detect antibodies to hepatitis C virus in blood donors

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    Francisco José Dutra Souto

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available Testes suplementares para melhorar a especificidade do anti-VHC por ELISA nos bancos de sangue não são oficialmente recomendados no Brasil. No intuito de avaliar a taxa de falso-positivos, 70 doadores com transaminases normais e anti-VHC por ELISA foram submetidos a imunoblot de 3ª geração no Hemocentro de Mato Grosso, que não dispõe da técnica da reação de cadeia de polimerase. O teste confirmou o anti-VHC em 44 (62,9%, sendo negativo em 22 (31,4% e indeterminado em 4 (5,7%. Confirmação pelo imunoblot ajuda a identificar os testes ELISA que são falso-positivos, tranqüilizando o grande contingente de doadores nessa situação e separando os que necessitam de acompanhamento médico. Com esse objetivo, sugere-se que o imunoblot poderia ser útil nos bancos de sangue brasileiros que não contam com técnicas de Biologia Molecular.Supplemental tests using Immunoblot are recommended to improve specificity of anti-HCV by ELISA. In Brazil immunoblot is not officially recommended. Aiming to identify EIA false-positive rate 70 positive EIA anti-HCV blood donors were submitted to 3rd generation immunoblot at Hemocentro of Mato Grosso State where polymerase chain reaction tests are not performed. There were 44 (62.9% immunoblot-positive, 22 (31.4% negative and 4 (5.7% indeterminate. Anti-HCV immunoblot can distinguish blood donors with false-positive ELISA from those who need medical assessment. Our data suggest that immunoblot could be useful in Brazilian blood banks where molecular biology tests are not available.

  7. Occurrence of yeasts, enterococci and other enteric bacteria in subgingival biofilm of HIV-positive patients with chronic gingivitis and necrotizing periodontitis Ocorrência de leveduras, enterococos e outras bactérias entéricas no biofilme subgengival de pacientes HIV-positivos com gengivite crônica e periodontite necrosante

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    Elerson Gaetti-Jardim Júnior

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of enteric bacteria and yeasts in biofilm of 80 HIV-positive patients with plaque-associated gingivitis or necrotizing periodontitis. Patients were subjected to extra, intra oral and radiographic examinations. The oral hygiene, bleeding on probing, gingival conditions, and attachment loss were evaluated. Clinical specimens were collected from gingival crevices or periodontal pockets, transferred to VMGA III, diluted and transferred to Sabouraud Dextrose agar with 100 µg/ml of chloramphenicol, peptone water, EVA broth, EMB agar, SS agar, Bile esculin agar and Brilliant green agar. Isolation of yeasts was carried out at room temperature, for 3-7 days; and for the isolation of enteric microorganisms plates were incubated at 37ºC, for 24-48 h. The yeasts identification was performed according to the carbon and nitrogen assimilation, fermentation of carbohydrates and germ tube formation. Bacteria were identified according to their colonial and cellular morphologies and biochemical tests. Yeasts were identified as Candida albicans and its occurrence was more common in patients with CD4+ below 200/mm³ and was affected by the extension of periodontal involvement (P = 0.0345. Enteric bacteria recovered from clinical specimens were identified as Enterobacter sakazakii, Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia liquefaciens, Klebsiella oxytoca and Enterococcus sp. Enterobacteriaceae and enterococci were detected in 32.5% of clinical samples from patients with necrotizing periodontitis. In conclusion, non-oral pathogenic bacteria and C. albicans were more prevalent in periodontal sites of HIV-positive patients with necrotizing periodontitis and chronic gingivitis.O objetivo desse estudo foi avaliar a ocorrência de bactérias entéricas e leveduras no biofilme subgengival de pacientes HIV-positivos com gengivite crônica ou periodontite necrosante. Os pacientes foram submetidos a exame clínico e radiogr

  8. Molecular identification of Candida dubliniensis isolated from oral lesions of HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients in São Paulo, Brazil Identificação molecular de amostras de Candida dubliniensis isoladas de lesões orais de pacientes HIV positivos e negativos em São Paulo, Brasil

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    Jorge Kleber Chavasco

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Candida dubliniensis is a new, recently described species of yeast. This emerging oral pathogen shares many phenotypic and biochemical characteristics with C. albicans, making it hard to differentiate between them, although they are genotypically distinct. In this study, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction was used to investigate the presence of C. dubliniensis in samples in a culture collection, which had been isolated from HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients with oral erythematous candidiasis. From a total of 37 samples previously identified as C. albicans by the classical method, two samples of C. dubliniensis (5.4% were found through the use of PCR. This study underscores the presence of C. dubliniensis, whose geographical and epidemiological distribution should be more fully investigated.Candida dubliniensis é uma nova espécie recentemente descrita. Este patógeno oral emergente compartilha muitas características fenotípicas e bioquímicas com C. albicans dificultando assim a diferenciação entre elas. As mesmas, porém, mostram-se genotipicamente distintas. Este trabalho tem como objetivo identificar, pela técnica de PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction, a possível presença de C. dubliniensis dentre amostras isoladas de candidose oral eritematosa, provenientes de pacientes HIV positivos e HIV negativos. Em um total de 37 amostras identificadas anteriormente, por método clássico, como C. albicans encontramos duas amostras de C. dubliniensis (5,4% utilizando a técnica do PCR. Esta técnica mostrou-se útil, prática e com identificação taxonômica mais acurada.

  9. Leucemia mielóide aguda Ph1-positivo de novo ou crise blástica de leucemia mielóide crônica? Análise molecular e evolução clínica de um caso Molecular analysis and clinical evolution of one case of Ph1-positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML

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    G.W.B. Colleoni

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam um caso de leucemia mielóide aguda (LMA que apresentava, ao diagnóstico, basofilia no sangue periférico e cariótipo com presença do cromossomo Filadélfia (Ph1. Após um ano de tratamento com quimioterapia intensiva e em fase de remissão clínica e hematológica, a análise molecular pela técnica da reação em cadeia da polimerase-transcriptase reversa (RT-PCR revelou presença de doença residual (rearranjo b2-a2. A seguir, o paciente apresentou primeira recidiva como LMA e, após a remissão, evoluiu com quadro hematológico sugestivo de leucemia mielóide crônica (LMC em fase crônica. Após dez meses, apresentou nova recidiva da LMA. Os autores discutem a dificuldade do diagnóstico diferencial entre LMA Ph1-positivo de novo e crise blástica mielóide como primeira manifestação clínica da LMC, baseados nos aspectos clínicos e moleculares.A case of AML presented with basophilia in peripheral blood and Ph1 chromosome in karyotype analysis is reported. After one year of treatment with intensive chemoterapy and clinical and hematological remission, molecular analysis (RT-PCR detected minimal residual disease (b2-a2 rearrangement. Thus, the patient relapsed as AML and, after second remission, he developed a hematological picture of chronic CML. Ten months later, he relapsed again as AML. The difficulties of diagnosis between AML Ph1-positive de novo and myeloid blast crisis of CML, as the first manifestation of disease, based on clinical and molecular aspects are discussed.

  10. Isolamento e caracterização de fibroblastos gengivais positivos para fosfatase alcalina de pacientes portadores de periodontite crônica e hiperplasia gengival medicamentosa = Isolation and characterization of gingival fibroblasts positive for alkaline phosphatase in patients with chronic periodontitis and drug-induced gingival hyperplasia

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    Santos, Vagner Rodrigues

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Investigar a expressão da atividade de fosfatase alcalina (ALP em fibroblastos gengivais de sujeitos com periodontite crônica (PC e hiperplasia gengival medicamentosa (HGM induzida por difenilhidantoína. Metodologia: Os fragmentos gengivais foram obtidos de 13 pacientes (8 mulheres e 5 homens, 22 a 74 anos, sendo 4 fragmentos procedentes de gengiva clinicamente normal (GN, 5 de biópsias de bolsas periodontais com PC e 4 de HGM induzida pela difenilhidantoína. Através de digestão enzimática, suspensões de células gengivais foram preparadas contendo fibroblastos ALP-positivos sem afetar a atividade da enzima ALP. Análises citoquímica e histoquímica foram realizadas. Resultados: Fibroblastos de GN apresentaram fraca positividade para ALP quando comparados com PC e HGM. PC e HGM exibiram níveis elevados e intermediários, respectivamente, de ALP. Observou-se menor proliferação celular na cultura de células em PC e HGM que em GN. Entretanto, a quantidade de células recuperadas das sub-culturas foi similar à quantidade recuperada na cultura inicial para as três linhagens. Conclusões: A expressão de ALP na PC e na HGM encontra-se aumentada e ocorre baixa proliferação de fibroblastos na PC e na HGM. Isto sugere que a inflamação periodontal e a difenilhidantoína podem influenciar a expressão de ALP e a multiplicação de fibroblastos gengivais humanos. Outros estudos são necessários para melhor avaliar a importância de ALP no desenvolvimento e na progressão de PC e HGM

  11. Perfeccionismo positivo / negativo y calidad de vida percibida en estudiantes de Psicología, Medicina e Ingeniería de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Positive / negative perfectionism and perceived quality of life in Psychology, Medicine and Engineering students of the city of Buenos Aires

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    Fernán Guido Arana

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio es dar cuenta de la relación entre el perfeccionismo en sus tres dimensiones (Altos Estándares -AE-, Orden -O- y Discrepancia-D- y la calidad de vida percibida (CV en tres muestras de estudiantes universitarios de las carreras de Psicología, Medicina e Ingeniería de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. La muestra estuvo conformada por 476 estudiantes que completaron los siguientes instrumentos: cuestionario sociodemográfico, la almost Perfect Scale-revised (APS-R, Slaney, Rice, Mobley, Trippi, & Ashby, 2001; adaptación: Arana, Keegan, & Rutsztein, 2009 y el Inventario de Calidad de Vida Percibida (ICV, Mikulic, 2006. Los resultados sugieren una asociación signiicativa para un aspecto del perfeccionismo positivo (O y una alta CV percibida, y para el perfeccionismo negativo (D en relación a una baja CV percibida. Diferencias halladas en las diversas carreras para estas dimensiones indican la necesidad de atender a las variables contextuales especíicas para el análisis de este constructo.The aim of this study is to account for the relationship between perfectionism in its three dimensions (High Standards -HS-, Order -O-, and Discrepancy -D- and the perceived quality of life (QL in three samples of university students of Psychology, Medicine and Engineering of the City of Buenos Aires. The sample consisted of 476 students who completed the following in struments: Socio-demographic questionnaire, the Almost Perfect Scale-revised (APS-R, Slaney, Rice, Mobley, Trippi, & Ashby, 2001; adaptation: Arana, Keegan, & Rutsztein, 2009 and the Inventario de Calidad de Vida Percibida (ICV, Mikulic, 2006. Results suggest a signiicant association for one aspect of positive perfectionism (O and a perceived high QL, and for negative perfectionism (D and a perceived low QL. Differences found for these dimensions in the students of each career indicate the need to pay attention to specific contextual variables for the analysis of this

  12. Salud laboral y bienestar: Incorporación de modelos positivos a la comprensión y prevención de los riesgos psicosociales del trabajo Occupational health and well-being: incorporation of positive models to the understanding and the prevention of psychosocial risk

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    Eva Garrosa Hernández

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Las variables de personalidad positiva del trabajador tienen una función decisiva en el desarrollo de los recursos personales que ayudan a los trabajadores a orientarse a la salud y el bienestar, y al óptimo desarrollo laboral. Desde esta perspectiva, se trata de exponer algunas de las teorías más representativas que intentan ofrecer una aproximación y explicación de los mecanismos implicados e intervinientes. Potencialmente, se pretende explorar y ofrecer un recorrido sobre cómo los aspectos positivos organizacionales y personales pueden tener una vinculación concluyente con la productividad, creatividad, y calidad del trabajo realizado, esto es, con los resultados organizacionales. Desde esta configuración, se va más allá de la clásica línea de prevención de los riesgos laborales y se intenta comprender cuáles son los factores organizacionales, laborales y personales que promueven la salud y el bienestar en las organizaciones, tanto para los trabajadores como para los usuarios del servicio prestado. Por último, se muestran algunos ejemplos que desde estas perspectivas pueden contribuir en la realización de buenas prácticas laborales.Workers' positive personality variables have a crucial role in the development of personal resources which help workers to provide guidance to health and well-being, and optimum employment development. From this perspective we have exposed some of the most representative theories that try to offer an approximation and explanation of the mechanisms involved. Potentially, we aim to explore and offer a general view on how organizational and personal strengths may have a conclusive linkage with productivity, creativity, and quality of work, that is, with the organizational results. From this configuration, we go beyond the classic line of occupational risks prevention trying to understand the organizational, work and personal factors that promote health and well-being in organizations, both for

  13. Diagnostic incidence of the presence of positive HBsAg: epidemiologic, clinical, and virological characteristics Incidencia diagnóstica de AgHBs positivo: Características epidemiológicas, clínicas y virológicas

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    Elvira Poves Martínez

    2012-01-01

    .2% of patients. The most frequent genotype is D, followed by A, and baseline resistance is scarce.Objetivo: analizar las características epidemiológicas, clínicas y virológicas de los pacientes que han sido nuevos diagnósticos de infección activa por VHB, por la presencia de AgHBs positivo, en el servicio de Aparato Digestivo de un hospital de área. Pacientes y métodos: se trata de un estudio prospectivo realizado durante 3 años, en pacientes de nuevo diagnóstico de infección por VHB, donde se han analizado las características epidemiológicas, clínicas, marcadores completos de VHB, cuantificación de DNA-VHB e infección por virus Delta. En los pacientes con alta carga viral se han estudiado genotipos y resistencias. En los pacientes con indicación de biopsias hepáticas sus resultados. Resultados: se han diagnosticado 213 pacientes, 18,8/10.000 habitantes y año. El 61% son varones, el 59% con edad comprendida entre 20 y 40 años. El 53% corresponde a población inmigrante, 46% procedentes de Rumanía y 37% de países subsaharianos. En el momento del diagnóstico, el 2,3% tenían una hepatitis aguda, todos los casos con ictericia, y el 3,3% una cirrosis hepática con hipertensión portal. El AgHBe positivo, descontando los cuadros de hepatitis aguda, estaba presente en el 9%. Las transaminasas eran normales en el 62,2%, el DNA-VHB en el 33,8% es superior a 2.000 UI/ml y la asociación del virus Delta está presente en el 3,3%. En 70 pacientes se analiza el genotipo y resistencias, siendo el más frecuente el D, seguido del A; solo se han detectado dos resistencias basales, una a adefovir y otro a entecavir. En las 36 biopsias hepáticas realizadas, el 32,4% tenían una actividad inflamatoria mayor o igual a 2, y el 23,5% una fibrosis igual o superior a 2, valorada según la clasificación de METAVIR. El 17,4% de los diagnosticados ha precisado tratamiento específico para el VHB según práctica clínica por algún motivo, lo que ha supuesto iniciar

  14. Aspectos micológicos e suscetibilidade in vitro de leveduras do gênero Candida em pacientes HIV-positivos provenientes do Estado de Mato Grosso Mycological aspects and susceptibility in vitro the yeast of the genus Candida from HIV-positive patients in the State of Mato Grosso

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    Olivia Cometti Favalessa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A candidíase é uma das infecções fúngicas mais frequentes entre os pacientes infectados pelo vírus da imunodeficiência humana. O presente estudo objetivou a caracterização das leveduras do gênero Candida de distintas amostras clínicas, provenientes de pacientes HIV - positivos, assim como a determinação do perfil de suscetibilidade in vitro a cinco drogas antifúngicas. MÉTODOS: A caracterização dos isolados de Candida sp foi realizada através da metodologia clássica, testes bioquímicos (zimograma e auxanograma e morfológicos (prova do tubo germinativo e microcultivo em lâmina. Também, foram realizadas a técnica genotípica (PCR e identificação pelo método comercial API 20C AUX (BioMeriéux. Para a determinação do perfil de suscetibilidade in vitro, foram utilizadas cinco drogas antifúngicas (cetoconazol, fluconazol, itraconazol, voriconazol e anfotericina B, através do método comercialmente disponível - Etest. RESULTADOS: Foram identificados 105 isolados de leveduras do gênero Candida provenientes de 102 pacientes infectados pelo vírus HIV. Destes, foram caracterizadas 82 (78,1% Candida albicans, 8 (7,6% Candida parapsilosis, 8 (7,6% Candida tropicalis, 4 (3,8% Candida krusei, 2 (1,9% Candida glabrata e 1 (1% Candida guilliermondii. CONCLUSÕES: Considerando o perfil geral de sensibilidade, 60% dos isolados foram suscetíveis a todos os antifúngicos testados, porém as espécies C. tropicalis e C. krusei demonstraram uma tendência a valores mais elevados de CIMs para os azóis do que os encontrados paraC. albicans, sugerindo resistência.INTRODUCTION: Candidiasis is one of the most common fungal infections among patients infected by human immunodeficiency virus. The present study aimed to characterize yeasts of the genus Candida from distinct clinical samples from HIV-positive patients and determine the in vitro susceptibility profile to five antifungal drugs. METHODS: Characterization of

  15. Identificação de ponto de corte no nível sérico da alanina aminotransferase para rastreamento da hepatite C em pacientes com insuficiência renal crônica em hemodiálise Identification of the cutoff value for serum alanine aminotransferase in hepatitis C screening of patients with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis

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    Ericson Cavalcanti Gouveia

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Pacientes com insuficiência renal crônica em hemodiálise apresentam níveis séricos mais baixos de alanina aminotransferase. Para estabelecer melhor ponto de corte nos níveis de ALT, no diagnóstico da hepatite C, avaliaram-se mensalmente, durante 6 meses os níveis desta enzima em 235 pacientes em hemodiálise, sendo excluídos aqueles que apresentassem média acima do limite superior da normalidade. O ponto de corte foi identificado através da construção de curva ROC. Entre 202 pacientes, 15 (7,4% apresentavam anti-VHC positivo e 187 (92,6% negativo, com média de ALT de 0,7 e de 0,5 do limite superior (p The patients with chronic renal failure in hemodialysis present low levels of serum alanine aminotransferases. In order to establish a better cutoff value for ALT in hepatitis C screening of hemodialysis patients, the ALT levels were measured monthly in 235 patients, being excluded those that presented average above the upper limit of normality. The cutoff value was identified by construction of a ROC curve (receiver operating characteristic. Among 202 patients, 15 (7.4% presented antibodies to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV and 187 (92.6% were anti-HCV negative , with an ALT average of 0.7 and of 0.5 from ULN (p <0.0001, respectively. The better cutoff value for ALT was at 0.6 from ULN, with sensitivity of 67% and specificity of 75% in anti-HCV screening. These results suggest that ULN of ALT could be reduced for 60% from conventional limit, when we are evaluating patients with CRF in hemodialysis.

  16. Análise de marcadores celulares e moleculares de imunorregulação em biópsias de aloenxerto renal

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    Carina Nilsen Moreno

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    O transplante renal é atualmente o tratamento de escolha para pacientes com doença renal crônica em estágio 5, devido aos seus melhores resultados na morbimortalidade e melhor qualidade de vida dos pacientes, quando comparado com o tratamento dialítico. No entanto, apesar desses resultados positivos, a sobrevida dos enxertos renais em longo prazo não se modificou. As principais causas de falências tardias do transplante renal são as alterações crônicas do enxerto, caracterizadas por component...

  17. Perfil do corpo celular de neurônios mioentéricos nadh-diaforase positivos do estômago de ratos (Rattus norvegicus submetidos ao alcoolismo crônico - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v26i3.1599 Profile of the cell body of nadh-diaphorase positive myenteric neurons from the stomach of rats (Rattus norvegicus subjected to chronic alcoholism - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v26i3.1599

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    Marcílio Hubner de Miranda Neto

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi comparar o perfil dos corpos celulares dos neurônios mioentéricos NADH-diaforase positivos do estômago de ratos. Utilizou-se 10 animais (Rattus norvegicus, provenientes dos grupos: a controle (n=5, que durante 210 dias receberam, ad libitum, dieta com teor protéico normal (22% e água; e b experimental (n = 5, que durante 210 dias receberam, ad libitum, ração com teor protéico normal (22% e aguardente-de-cana diluída a 30 Gay Lussac (30º v/v. Os estômagos coletados foram submetidos à técnica de evidenciação neuronal. A mensuração do perfil dos corpos celulares dos neurônios (n = 1.000 foi através de um Sistema Computadorizado de Análise de Imagem. O perfil dos corpos celulares dos neurônios do grupo controle ficou entre 60,16 a 638,64 µm2. No grupo experimental variou de 40,84 a 599,15 µm2. Constatamos redução significante no tamanho do corpo celular, aumento de neurônios pequenos e diminuição de neurônios grandesThe purpose of this work was to compare the profile of the cell body of the NADH-diaphorase positive myenteric neurons from the stomach of rats. It was used 10 animals (Rattus norvegicus, from groups a control (n = 5, that during 210 days had ad libitum supply of chow with normal protein level (22% and water; and b experimental (n = 5, that during 210 days had ad libitum supply of chow with normal protein level (22% and sugar cane brandy diluted to 30 Gay Lussac (30o v/v. The stomachs collected and subjected to the technique for neuronal staining. The cell body of the neurons (n = 1.000 was measured through a computerized system of image analysis. The profile of the neurons from the control rats ranged from 60.16 and 638.64 µm2. In the experimental group the values ranged from 40.84 to 599.15 µm2. We observed a significant decrease on the cell body size, increase of the small neurons and decrease of the large neurons

  18. Estudo da soroprevalência do AgHBs em gestantes da 15ª Regional de Saúde e da imunoprofilaxia para os recém-nascidos das gestantes AgHBs positivo - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v30i1.4394 Study into the HBsAg seroprevalence in pregnant women from the 15th Health Regional and the immunoprophylaxia on the newborns of these HBsAg-positive women - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v30i1.4394

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    Full Text Available Determinar a prevalência do AgHBs nas gestantes da 15ª Regional de Saúde (15ª R.S. atendidas no Laboratório de Ensino e Pesquisa em Análises Clínicas (Lepac, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, e verificar se foi solicitada a imunoprofilaxia para hepatite B aos recém-natos das gestantes AgHBs positivo, no período de janeiro de 1998 a dezembro de 2002. A pesquisa do AgHBs foi realizada pela técnica imunoenzimática IMxHBsAg e Axsym HBsAg (Laboratório Abbott. As solicitações de imunobiológicos especiais para a imunoprofilaxia da hepatite B ao CRIE foram obtidas na Seção de Epidemiologia da 15ª R.S. Foram analisadas 12.274 gestantes e a prevalência do AgHBs foi de 1,0%. Dentre as 125 gestantes AgHBs positivo, foram solicitadas imunoprofilaxia para 32 (25,6% recém-nascidos. Ainda que a prevalência encontrada indique ser esta uma área de baixa endemicidade, os resultados reafirmam a importância da realização do diagnóstico da hepatite B no atendimento pré-natal, para adoção da imunoprofilaxia no recém-nascido.To determine HBsAg prevalence among pregnant women from the 15th Health Regional assisted in the Laboratório de Ensino e Pesquisa em Análises Clínicas (Lepac, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, and verify whether immunoprophylaxis with vaccine and immunoglobulin was requested for the newborns of HBsAg-positive women during the period from January 1998 to December 2002. The research about HBsAg was conducted using the immunoenzymatic IMxHBsAg (Abbot Lab and Axsym HBsAg (Abbot Lab techniques. The requests to the CRIE for special immunobiologic agents for Hepatitis B immunoprophylaxis were obtained in the Department of Epidemiology from the 15th Health Regional. The analysis includes 12,274 pregnant women, and the HBsAg prevalence was 1.0%. Among 125 HBsAg positive pregnant women, immunoprophylaxis was requested for 32 (25.6% newborns. Although the prevalence detected demonstrates this to be a low endemic area, the

  19. Efeitos cardiovasculares e renais da injeção intra-arterial de contraste radiológico iônico em cães com restrição hídrica Efectos cardiovasculares y renales de la inyección intra-arterial de contraste radiológico iónico en perros con restricción hídrica Cardiovascular and renal effects of intra-arterial injection of ionic radiological contrast in dogs under fluid restriction

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O objetivo desta pesquisa foi estudar os efeitos agudos do contraste radiológico em situações de restrição de volume, avaliando-se os efeitos renais e cardiovasculares após a injeção intra-arterial de contraste radiológico de alta osmolaridade. MÉTODO: Participaram do estudo 16 cães anestesiados com tiopental sódico (15 mg.kg-1 e fentanil (15 µg.kg-1 em bolus, seguido de infusão contínua nas doses de 40 µg.kg-1.min-1 (tiopental sódico e 0,1 µg.kg-1.min-1 (fentanil. Foi feita hidratação com solução de glicose a 5% (0,03 mL.kg-1.min-1 e a ventilação pulmonar foi controlada mecanicamente com ar comprimido. Foram verificados os seguintes atributos: freqüência cardíaca (FC; pressão arterial média (PAM; pressão da veia cava inferior (PVI; débito cardíaco (DC; hematócrito (Ht; fluxo plasmático efetivo renal (FPER; fluxo sangüíneo renal (FSR; ritmo de filtração glomerular (RFG; fração de filtração; resistência vascular renal (RVR; volume urinário (VU; osmolaridade plasmática e urinária; depuração osmolar, depuração de água livre e depuração de sódio e de potássio; sódio e potássio plasmáticos; excreção urinária e fracionária de sódio e potássio e temperatura retal. Estes atributos foram avaliados em quatro momentos: 30 (M1, 60 (M2, 90 (M3 e 120 (M4 minutos após o início da infusão de para-aminohipurato de sódio e creatinina (início da experiência. No momento 2, no grupo G1 foi feita injeção intra-arterial de solução fisiológica a 0,9% (1,24 mL.kg-1, e no grupo G2 foi injetado contraste radiológico (1,24 mL.kg-1 pela mesma via. RESULTADOS: O grupo G1 apresentou aumento da FC, do FPER, do FSR, da osmolaridade plasmática, da depuração de sódio e da excreção urinária de sódio; apresentou ainda diminuição da osmolaridade urinária, do potássio plasmático, da depuração de potássio e da temperatura retal. No grupo G2 ocorreu aumento da FC, da

  20. Being an HIV-positive mother: meanings for HIV-positive women and for professional nursing staff Ser-madre HIV-positivo: significados para las mujeres HIV-positivo y para la enfermería Ser-mãe HIV-positivo: significados para mulheres HIV-positivo e para a enfermagem

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    Marisa Monticelli; Evanguelia Kotzias Atherino dos Santos; Alacoque Lorenzini Erdmann

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    OBJECTIVES: To comprehend the meanings of being an HIV-positive mother for HIV-positive women and for professional nursing staff of shared in-patient maternity wards, and to identify similarities and contrasts present in these meanings. METHODS: This was a descriptive and comparative secondary analysis study of data from two previous larger studies conducted in Public Hospitals of the Greater Florianopolis Area, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Data was collected through observation and interviews. RE...

  1. PERFIL LÍPIDICO DOS PACIENTES HIV POSITIVOS EM USO DA TERAPIA ANTIRRETROVIRAL

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    Maria Roseane dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Corresponde a estudo descritivo de corte transversal, buscou-se evidenciar o impacto da TARV sobre o perfil lipídico. Realizada com 37 pacientes atendidos no ambulatório de Doenças Infecciosas e Parasitárias do centro de referência para HIV do Hospital Universitário Oswaldo Cruz em Recife-PE/Brasil. Através da realização de entrevistas, coleta de informações sobre terapia antirretroviral, curva de CD4 e carga viral obtidas nos prontuários. Tendo como aprovação no comitê de ética e pesquisa CAAE de nº 11365112.8.0000.5192. Revela o impacto no perfil lipídico associado ao uso contínuo da TARV, demostrando aumento do TG 54%, CT 49%, VLDL (41%, LDL-c 19% e diminuição do HDL-c 24%.   As associações de esquemas de ITRN e IRNN apresentaram o maior número de alterações. As drogas da TARV induzem distúrbios metabólicos graves e associados com outros fatores encontrados como HAS 19%, tabagismo 35% e sedentarismo 81% constituem uma forte predisposição de aterosclerose e consequentemente riscos cardiovasculares.

  2. Estudo piloto: Desvio positivo de pacientes hipertensos na cidade de Barbacena, Minas Gerais – Brazil

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    Bruno José Guedes Silva

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available A hipertensão arterial sistêmica (HAS é uma condição clínica multifatorial caracterizada por níveis elevados e sustentados de pressão arterial (PA. 1 O paciente é considerado hipertenso quando a pressão sistólica é ≥ 140 mmHg e a diastólica é ≥ 90 mmHg em três aferições. 1-5 Embora o tratamento adequado seja importante para o controle da HAS, a prevenção se destaca, especialmente nos pacientes de risco. 5-9

  3. Afrontamiento positivo a la salud mental en pacientes diagnosticados de bipolaridad

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    Silva Fernández, Mireia

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo es llevar a cabo una serie de actividades, actuaciones necesarias que me permitirán/nconocer a los participantes y a partir de ello, diseñar unas sesiones grupales donde se/nfomentará la mejora del mal afrontamiento a la patología, Trastornos Bipolares, de los/npacientes seleccionados./nIntroducción: Tras valorar las necesidades personales que me llevaron a seleccionar la/npatología estudiada, me plantee la realización de un estudio que me permitiera/ndesarrollar una intervención ...

  4. Positive effects of radiation on forest production; Efectos positivos de la radiacion sobre la produccion forestal

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    Gonzalez J, J.; De la Cruz O, A.; Aguilar, M. A.; Caxnajoy, P. A.; Salceda S, V. [ININ, Departamento de Biologia, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)], e-mail: josefina.gonzalez@inin.gob.mx

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    The deforestation is a world problem and due to of increment of seed demand and seedling of good quality, was realized a work about the production improvement on commercial or forest trees for the Mexico State. It was combined the use of two techniques: the plant tissue culture and ionizing application. It was utilized seed of Pinus hartwegii collected and valued previously by ProBosque, with them were formed homogeneous lots that were irradiated to dose of 0, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 and 105 Gy into irradiator Gammacel-220 and later were decontaminated and cultivated in vitro. The seeds-planting were placed in a growth room with temperature and controlled light. After 10 cultivation days was obtained germination among 87-100% without observing the induction of negative changes in none of treatments. After 21 days already developed the embryos completely, modifications were presented in some structures. With these was possible to determine the lethal dose mean that oscillates between 100 and 105 Gy; since to dose bigger than 100 Gy more of 75% of individuals or seedlings present the phenols formation inducing the material lost by oxidation starting from day 32. Also, it is observed that applied doses between the 30 and 90 Gy do not affect or modify the embryogenesis in Pinus hartwegii but if the structures formation and seedling size since after 12 development days it is possible to appreciate to dose of 90, 75 and 45 Gy the presence of a primary radicular system, same that is observed after 22 development days in the witness. Another observation was that to dose of 45 and 90 Gy the leafs presents bigger elongation increasing the seedlings size on 22% in comparison with the witness. We can say that the doses understood between 45 and 90 Gy affect in a positive way the hormonal production of Pinus hartwegii seedlings and that the dose of 90 Gy accelerates the rhizogenes process and it increases the seedling size allowing to diminish the production time of Pinus hartwegii seedlings. Actually the acclimatization process of seedlings has begun and is carried out the valuation of another species Pseudotsuga. (Author)|.

  5. ¿Qué hay de positivo en la eugenesia positiva?.

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    El término «eugenesia» está lleno de connotaciones negativas, por lo general debidas a su asociación con los crímenes cometidos por los nazis y con prácticas tales como la esterilización forzosa. Al mismo tiempo, su significado es indeterminado. Esto influye en el debate contemporáneo sobre el conocimiento genético y las técnicas asociadas aplicadas a la reproducción humana. Con el objetivo de clarificar el debate, en este trabajo ofreceremos tanto una visión histórica más ampl...

  6. Direito penal na era global: garantismo positivo ajustado ao garantismo negativo

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    Gomes, Thiago Quintas

    2009-01-01

    Esta dissertação faz análise da complexa sociedade do pós-industrial, hedonista, de massa e relações objetivas, denominada sociedade de risco, e qual deve ser a postura do direito penal diante dos novos interesses, difusos e coletivos, de um mundo globalizado. O direito penal deve estar preparado para lidar com esta nova realidade, o que significa a adoção de uma nova dogmática jurídica-penal na proteção dos bens meta-individuais (direitos humanos de 3ª dimensão), porém conformada com o...

  7. Actitudes lingüísticas en Cuba. Cambios positivos hacia la variante nacional de lengua

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    Roxana Sobrino Triana

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo analiza las actitudes lingüísticas de hablantes nativos de español de La Habana, frente al español de Cuba y hacia el español de los otros países hispanohablantes. El artículo es parte de los resultados del Proyecto LIAS (Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America, financiado por El Consejo Noruego de Investigación (RCN. La recolección de los datos se realizó en la capital del país, entrevistando a una muestra de 400 informantes, estratificada con las variables de edad, sexo y nivel socioeconómico. El análisis está centrado en las denominaciones dadas a la lengua española, las percepciones cognitivo-lingüísticas y las actitudes, tanto positivas como negativas, que manifiestan los informantes hacia su variedad nacional y el resto de los países hispanohablantes, así como las opiniones sobre corrección y unidad lingüísticas. Entre los resultados obtenidos destaca la valoración positiva hacia la variante cubana, en relación con investigaciones anteriores. El estudio contribuye a actualizar el panorama sobre actitudes en Cuba y se suma a la serie de trabajos, que con una metodología común, se han realizado en el mundo hispánico dentro del proyecto LIAS. Abstract This article analyzes the linguistic attitudes of native Spanish speakers from Havana, towards Spanish spoken in Cuba and in the other Spanish-speaking countries. It is a result of the LIAS-Project (Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America, funded by The Research Council of Norway (RCN. The data were gathered in the capital of the country, interviewing a stratified sample of 400 respondents based on the variables of age, sex and socioeconomic status. The analysis addresses several issues, such as the various names given to the Spanish language in Cuba, the cognitive linguistic perceptions and the positive and negative attitudes of Cuban speakers towards Spanish, as well as their opinions about linguistic correctnes and linguistic unity. Results show a higher positive attitude towards Cuban Spanish compared to the results of previous research in the country. The results in this article contribute to bringing up to date our knowledge about linguistic attitudes in Cuba, and is part of a series of articles carried out by the LIAS-Project in the Spanish-speaking world, all based on the same methodology.

  8. Evaluación del autoestima como generador de entornos positivos en mujeres con discapacidad visual

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    Mi trabajo está basado en las potencialidades que tiene la mujer con discapacidad visual en el cantón Cuenca de la provincia Azuay. Primero se hizo un análisis de las condiciones socio económico en que viven las mujeres con discapacidad visual; se analizó mediante el Test de Rosenberg el grado de autoestima de este grupo y se plantearon algunas conclusiones y recomendaciones con respecto al tema y en procura de elevar la autoestima de las mujeres. My work is based on the potential of wo...

  9. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and HCV genotypes among hemophiliacs in the State of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil: analysis of serological and virological parameters Prevalência da infecção pelo vírus da hepatite C e genótipos entre hemofílicos no Estado da Bahia, nordeste do Brasil: análise de parâmetros sorológicos e virológicos

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    Luciano Kalabric Silva

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    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to analyze HCV serological and virological parameters from hemophiliacs in the State of Bahia. Anti-HCV was investigated by ELISA in a cohort of 268 hemophiliacs A/B who were followed-up in a reference unit for hemotherapy in the State of Bahia. HCV viremia and genotypes were also determined from a subset of 66 anti-HCV seropositive hemophiliacs. Seroprevalence among hemophiliacs was 42.2% (95% CI 36.5-48.1 and was significantly higher (p10 years, presence of factor VIII/IX inhibitory antibodies and other infection markers. None of the hemophiliacs less than 5 years of age were anti-HCV seropositive. Viremia was detectable in 77.3% (51/66. HCV genotype 1 (74% was the most prevalent followed by genotype 3 (22% and genotype 2 (4%. Our results indicate that HCV prevalence is still high among hemophiliacs, although HCV transmission was not observed in young hemophiliacs.O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar parâmetros sorológicos e virológicos em hemofílicos no Estado da Bahia. O anti-VHC foi investigado por ELISA em uma coorte de 268 hemofílicos A/B sob acompanhamento em uma unidade de referência do Estado da Bahia. A viremia do VHC e genótipos foram determinados em um subgrupo de 66 hemofílicos soropositivos para o anti-VHC. A soroprevalência do anti-VHC entre os hemofílicos foi de 42,2% (IC 95% 36,5-48,1 e foi associada significativamente (p10 anos, presença de anticorpos antifator VIII/IX e outros marcadores sorológicos de infecção. Nenhum dos hemofílicos com idade inferior a 5 anos foram anti-VHC positivos. A viremia foi detectada em 77,3% (51/66, sendo o genótipo 1 do VHC (74% o mais prevalente, seguido pelos genótipos 3 (22% e 2 (4%. Nossos resultados indicam que a prevalência do VHC é ainda alta entre os hemofílicos, muito embora a transmissão não tenha sido observada entre os menores de 5 anos.

  10. Estudo da sístole elétrica ventricular nos insuficientes renais crônicos hemodialisados

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    Bruno Valentim

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Os indivíduos com insuficiência renal crônica terminal estão sujeitos a um elevado estresse cardíaco pelo carácter repetitivo e intermitente da terapia dialítica. As alterações na sístole elétrica ventricular induzidas pela necessária terapia dialítica são um contributo importante na predição da ocorrência de morte súbita arrítmica na insuficiência renal crônica terminal. OBJETIVO: O objetivo principal desta investigação é avaliar o comportamento da repolarização ventricular em face da terapia dialítica, mediante o estudo do intervalo QTc e dispersão do QTc. MÉTODOS: A amostra em estudo inclui 47 indivíduos sujeitos a hemodiálise (61,7% do sexo masculino e 38,3% do sexo feminino com idade média de 66,79 ± 13,16 anos. Todos os indivíduos foram sujeitos a três eletrocardiogramas realizados em três momentos durante a terapia dialítica (pré, durante e após a sessão, sendo posteriormente analisada a sístole elétrica ventricular. RESULTADOS: Ocorreu um aumento do intervalo QTc máximo e da dispersão do QTc associado à terapia dialítica. Aliado ao aumento desses intervalos ocorreu um aumento do número de indivíduos com critérios eletrocardiográficos para hipertrofia ventricular esquerda, registando-se no período pós-diálise uma média superior do intervalo QTc máximo (473 ± 27,63 mseg e da dispersão do QTc (58,95 ± 18,87 mseg desses indivíduos, comparativamente aos indivíduos sem HVE, 455,21 ± 26,85 mseg e 44 ± 16,41 mseg, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: O presente estudo confirmou um aumento do intervalo QTc e da dispersão do QTc associado à terapia dialítica. Esse aspecto reforça a dependência da repolarização ventricular em relação ao equilíbrio hídrico e eletrolítico e sugere um perfil de maior vulnerabilidade arrítmica associada à terapia dialítica.

  11. Study on radiographic and minerals characteristics of renal calculus; Estudo das caracteristicas radiograficas e minerais de calculos renais

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    Fernandes, Marco A.R., E-mail: mfernandes@fmb.unesp.b [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (FMB/UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Medicina. Dept. de Dermatologia e Radioterapia; Goldberg, Jose [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (FMB/UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Medicina. Dept. de Urologia; Sakate, Makoto [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (FMB/UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Medicina. Dept. de Doencas Tropicais e Diagnostico por Imagem; Louzada, Mario J.Q. [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Aracatuba, SP (Brazil). Curso de Medicina Veterinaria; Fernandes, Marco F.S. [Santa Casa de Misericordia de Sao Jose do Rio Preto, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Cirurgia Geral

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    Radiological Images of kidneys stones were analyzed, quantifying the optical density (D.O.) and the blackening degree in the radiographic film of the samples. Studies of the literature, analyses of samples and interviews with specialists of the Center of Sciences and Technologies of Materials (CCTM) of the Institute of Energy and Nuclear Researches (IPEN/CNEN-SP), after crystallographic analysis for absorption techniques and diffraction of ray-X, showed that D.O. of the stones it is more directly dependent of their dimensions of what of their contents concentration. It is the researchers' consensus that as larger D.O. of the radiographic image of the calculation renal, larger her density (g/cm{sup 3}) and therefore larger the importance of the application of an appropriate energy for the fragmentation of the calculation. This energy, supplied by the equipment extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) it depends on several parameters inside the ones which the anatomy and the patient's position and of the own limitations of the lithotripsy equipment. This interpretation, at least for the analyzed samples, it disappoints a simplistic correlation among the parameters of the shock waves used in the lithotripsy procedures and the measures of D.O. and characteristics minerals. Another restriction factor is the discrepancy of the radiological image the kidneys stones camped in the patient, surrounded by the organs and interposed bone structures, and gotten her through the analysis of the fragments expelled after the accomplishment of ESWL, which present great variety of granulations. (author)

  12. Development of renal simulators for use in nuclear medicine; Desenvolvimento de simuladores renais para uso em medicina nuclear

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    Dullius, Marcos Alexandre

    2014-09-01

    Quality control programs in nuclear medicine include verifying the efficiency of all equipment used for diagnosis and therapy, including scintillation cameras. To that end, we have developed and evaluated the performance of four phantom kidneys - two static anthropomorphic, one semi-dynamic, and one dynamic - to acquire static and dynamic renal scintigraphic images. The static anthropomorphic phantoms were used to characterize and evaluate the response of the processing system for different concentrations of radionuclides through static renal scintigraphy images ({sup 99m}Tc-DMSA), obtained with posterior, right posterior oblique, left posterior oblique, and anterior incidences. The static phantoms were made in two ways; one was made of acrylic from a mold of a pair of human kidneys preserved in formalin, and the second was built with acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), in a 3D printer using the Slicer program, based on a computed tomography (CT) of the thorax, using the Slicer program. The semi-dynamic and dynamic phantoms were constructed to characterize and evaluate images of dynamic renal scintigraphy. In the semi-dynamic phantom, the injection of radiotracer was performed manually, whereas in the dynamic phantom, the radiotracer was automatically injected through an injector system. With the semi-dynamic phantom, it was possible to analyze the formation of a renogram with normal renal scintigraphic appearance using an imaging system. The simulations obtained from the dynamic phantom simulator enabled studies of normal renal scintigraphy and four other forms of renograms. The static anthropomorphic phantom kidneys proved to be efficient for use in evaluations of varying concentrations of radionuclides. The dynamic phantom kidney was useful for analysis of scintigraphic images and obtaining different pathways for elimination of the radioisotope, allowing for analysis of different renograms. Therefore, the new kidney phantoms would be useful for quality control of image processing systems in renal scintigraphy. (author)

  13. Letramento funcional em saúde e conhecimento de doentes renais em tratamento pré-dialítico

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    Katarinne Lima Moraes

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: analisar o letramento funcional em saúde (LFS e o conhecimento sobre doença renal crônica de 60 pacientes em tratamento pré-dialítico. Método: estudo transversal. O LFS foi mensurado pelo instrumento B-TOFHLA; e o conhecimento, por questionário. Foram realizados testes de correlação de Pearson e Qui-quadrado e modelos de regressões lineares. Resultados: todos entrevistados apresentaram LFS inadequado, e a maioria apresentou conhecimento insuficiente em relação à doença e ao tratamento. Menor escolaridade foi fator preditivo para piores escores de LFS. Conhecimento insuficiente foi relacionado à idade e ao comprometimento cognitivo. Conclusão: embora não tenha sido encontrada associação entre as variáveis preditivas, a limitada capacidade de obter e usar informações relacionadas à saúde e o conhecimento insuficiente em relação à própria doença e tratamento podem contribuir para piores desfechos de DRC. São necessárias estratégias de intervenções adequadas ao limitado LFS e maior conhecimento e habilidade dos profissionais para lidar com o assunto.

  14. Alterações morfofuncionais renais em cães Golden Retriever Distróficos (GRMD

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    Natalia J.N. Gonçalves

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A Golden Retriever Muscular Dystrophy (GRMD é geneticamente homóloga à distrofia muscular de Duchenne (DMD que acomete seres humanos. É uma doença genética que gera degeneração progressiva da musculatura esquelética. Considerando-se as intensas alterações musculares, é natural pensar em uma possível lesão renal decorrente da intensa lesão muscular. Foram avaliados seis cães machos da raça Golden Retriever afetados pela distrofia muscular (GRMD e três cães machos clinicamente sadios. A concentração de creatinina foi determinada e as proteínas urinárias foram avaliadas por eletroforese em gel de poliacrilamida. Os resultados mostraram que a proteinúria patológica não está diretamente associada à Distrofia Muscular de Duchenne, porém diversos parâmetros apresentaram concentrações aumentadas para animais afetados, como a razão proteína/albumina, que foi maior em cães distróficos, podendo ser indício de microalbuminúria e conseqüente lesão renal precoce. Estes resultados visam embasar avaliações clínicas e futuros estudos considerando-se as patologias decorrentes ou associadas a esta doença genética.

  15. Método para estimação de prevalência de hepatites B e C crônicas e cirrose hepática - Brasil, 2008

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    Juliana Ribeiro de Carvalho

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: estimar as prevalências nacionais de hepatites virais crônicas e cirrose hepática no Brasil em 2008. MÉTODOS: as estimativas das hepatites B e C basearam-se em inquérito nacional, considerando-se casos crônicos todos os HBsAg (antígeno de superfície de hepatite B positivos e 70% dos anti-HCV (marcador sorológico para hepatite C positivos; sobre dados do inquérito, estimou-se a prevalência de cirrose viral; complementarmente, calculou-se a prevalência da cirrose por álcool. RESULTADOS: as prevalências nacionais de hepatites B e C crônicas foram de 370/100 mil e 959/100 mil habitantes, respectivamente; a cirrose apresentou prevalência de 0,35% no país, com 151/100 mil hab. para hepatite C, 17/100 mil hab. para hepatite B e 182/100 mil hab. para álcool e outras causas. CONCLUSÃO: tais prevalências, embora compatíveis com baixa endemicidade, destacam as hepatites virais e a cirrose como relevantes problemas de saúde no país; estudos de base populacional contribuiriam no refinamento das estimativas apresentadas.

  16. Frequency of hepatitis B surface antigen and anti-hepatitis c antibodies in apparently healthy blood donors in northern areas

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    Alam, M.; Naeem, M.A.

    2007-01-01

    To determine the frequency of HBsAg and anti HCV among the potential blood donors belonging to Northern areas.A total of 8949 apparently healthy blood donors, belonging to Northern areas were screened for HBsAg and anti-HCV by rapid method.Overall sero-positivity of HBsAg was 3.66% and anti-HCV 1.35%. The result indicates that frequency of HBsAg is more than anti-HCV in Northern areas. (author)

  17. Positive parenting by parents of children up to three years of age: development and validation of measurement scales Ejercicio parental positivo por los padres de niños hasta tres años: construcción y validación de escalas de medición Exercício da parentalidade positiva pelos pais de crianças até três anos: construção e validação de escalas de medida

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    Maria da Saudade de Oliveira Custódio Lopes

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to describe the development and validation of three multidimensional scales in which the same 30 items, distributed among five dimensions, measure parents' self-perceived confidence, difficulties and knowledge needs in the exercise of positive parenting during the first three years of the child's life. The content of the scales resulted from the literature and exploratory studies and was validated by experts. The analysis of its reliability and validity, using Pearson's correlations and Cronbach's alpha, was based on data from a questionnaire administered to a non-probabilistic sample of 1011 parents. In the dimensions and items, α-values ranged between 0.769 and 0.890 and r-coefficients were >0.37;p Este estudio tuvo el objetivo de describir la construcción y validación de tres escalas multidimensionales en que los mismos 30 ítems, distribuidos en 5 dimensiones, miden la auto-percepción de la confianza, de las dificultades y de la necesidad de conocimientos de los padres en el ejercicio parental positivo en los primeros tres años del niño. El contenido de las escalas resultó de la literatura y de estudios de explotación y fue validado por expertos. El análisis de su fidelidad y validez partió de los resultados de un cuestionario aplicado la una muestra no probabilística de 1011 padres. En las dimensiones e ítems, los valores de Coeficiente Alfa de Cronbach se situaron entre 0,769 y 0,890 y los de fueron >0,37; pOs objetivos deste estudo foram descrever a construção e obtenção de algumas evidências de validade de três escalas multidimensionais em que os mesmos 30 itens, distribuídos por cinco dimensões, medem a autoperceção da confiança, das dificuldades e da necessidade de conhecimentos dos pais no exercício da parentalidade positiva, nos primeiros três anos da criança. O conteúdo das escalas resultou da literatura e de estudos exploratórios e foi validado por peritos. A análise da sua

  18. LAS DONACIONES COLACIONABLES: EL ENIGMA DE UNA INSTITUCIÓN JURÍDICA. INCIDENCIAS SUSTANTIVAS PARA EL DERECHO POSITIVO CUBANO

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    José Karel Fernández Martell

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available El artículo muestra la realidad del derecho sucesorio nacional, respecto a lo inmutable que resulta en la práctica jurídica cubana de estos tiempos la aplicaciónde los preceptos contentivos de la colación hereditaria, aun cuando el alto número de casos en sede de partición y adjudicación hereditaria demuestran que los operadores jurídicos pasan por alto la institución. Ello se debe, en gran medida, a la enrevesada fórmula legal del artículo 530 del Código Civil (Repúblicade Cuba, 1987 y la exagerada economía preceptual que acompaña al texto sustantivo civil cubano al tratar insuficientemente figuras como la legítima, las operaciones para cálculo y determinación de la misma (computación o reuniónficticia, imputación, los bienes colacionables y no colacionables, las formas de extinción de la colación, etc.

  19. Uma genealogia dos enfoques positivos e contribuições normativas no debate econômico sobre meio ambiente

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    Rosana Icassatti Corazza

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Since the revival of environmentalism in the 60´s, research programs in Economics tend intensely to integrate environmental issues. Throughout the subsequent decades, the path of economic ideas about the theme has not been restricted to mainstream contributions, but has also reached a great deal of the profusion of approaches that coexist and are in conflict in the academic arena as well as in the information and implementation of public policies. The purpose of this paper is twofold. Firstly, it focuses on the identification of important theoretical approaches that have influenced the economic explanation of environmental problems and the building of instruments for policy design and implementation. Secondly, it presents an exercise to elaborate a genealogy of approaches and contributions that aims to sketch the origin or theoretical affiliation of positive and normative treatments that are found currently in the economic literature focused on environmental matters.

  20. Relación entre trauma, disociación y síntomas psicóticos positivos

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue estudiar experiencias traumáticas y disociativas en una muestra de pacientes españoles con psicosis y su relación con las alucinaciones. Setenta y un pacientes con psicosis completaron una escala de experiencias disociativas (DES-II, Carlson y Putnam, 1993, un cuestionario de traumas (TQ, Davidson, Hughes y Blazer, 1990 y se les administró también los ítems de delirios y alucinaciones de la PANSS (Kay, Opler y Lindenmayer, 1988. Los resultados mostraron que los sujetos que presentaban alucinaciones y delirios habían experimentado un número significativamente mayor de las experiencias traumáticas en la infancia, pero no en la edad adulta. Con respecto a la disociación, los sujetos con alucinaciones y delirios presentaban puntuaciones altas en disociación que los sujetos sin estos síntomas psicóticos. Respecto al tipo de trauma, se encontró que los sujetos con alucinaciones presentaban más abusos físicos y amenazas en la infancia, no encontrándose diferencias en el tipo de traumas en función de la presencia o no de delirios. Por último, de los factores estudiados en esta investigación, solamente la despersonalización predijo la presencia de alucinaciones, encontrándose que ninguno de dichos factores predijo la presencia de delirios.

  1. Staphylococcus aureus resistentes a meticilina (SARM positivos para PVL aislados en individuos sanos de Montería-Córdoba

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    Sara Pineda

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available PVL positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSAs strains isolated from healthy individuals in Montería,Córdoba. Objective. To study SARM and PVL producing strains in healthy individuals of Montería city. Materials and methods.This was a descriptive, prospective and transversal study. A total of 253 samples from pharyngeal swabs in three communities werestudied: 91 prisoners of the jail of Montería (19-58 years old, 100 young adult students of the University of Cordoba (17-30 years oldand 62 children in school age (4-9 years old of the primary school of the University of Cordoba. Individuals analyzed had not beenhospitalized, had not received any antimicrobial treatment and did not show any clinical signs or symptoms in the last months. Theisolates were identified by conventional microbiological tests and the antimicrobial susceptibility was determined for different antibioticswith MicroScan™ kit 1A (SIEMENS. For the detection of the nuc, mecA and PVL genes, we followed the protocols of Brakstad et al.,Oliveira et al. and Gerard et al. respectively. Results. Of the 253 analyzed samples, 62 (24.5% were positive for S. aureus, out of those4 (6.45% were resistant to methicillin and 2 (25% of them were PVL positive; 58 (93.54% were sensitive to methicillin and 6 (75%positive for PVL. Conclusions. Results obtained in this study show the colonization by SARM-AC of healthy individuals. Colonizationwas higher in young adults and children in school-age.

  2. Prevalence of HCV Infections Among Hemodialysis Patients in Al ...

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    1527 patients (11%) who were HCV free at the start of the study. By the end of the study, a total of 42.2% were found to be anti-HCV reactive. Conclusion: The study demonstrated high prevalence of anti-HCV in HD units in Al Gharbiyah Governorate. Similar studies must be conducted in all Egyptian governorates' HD units ...

  3. Transfusion Related Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection in Sickle Cell ...

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    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to determine retrospectively, the prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in relation to a background history of blood transfusion; through anti HCV antibody screening test, amongst adult sickle cell disease patients. Anti HCV antibody was tested for in the serum of 92 consecutively selected ...

  4. Early antihepatitis C virus response with second-generation C200/C22 ELISA

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    van der Poel, C. L.; Bresters, D.; Reesink, H. W.; Plaisier, A. A.; Schaasberg, W.; Leentvaar-Kuypers, A.; Choo, Q. L.; Quan, S.; Polito, A.; Houghton, M.

    1992-01-01

    Detection of early antibody to hepatitis C virus (HCV) by a new second-generation C200/C22 anti-HCV enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and a four-antigen recombinant immunoblot assay (4-RIBA) was compared with the first-generation anti-HCV C100 ELISA using sequential serum samples of 9

  5. Variability of IgM response in hepatitis C virus infection

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    Zaaijer, H. L.; Mimms, L. T.; Cuypers, H. T.; Reesink, H. W.; van der Poel, C. L.; Taskar, S.; Lelie, P. N.

    1993-01-01

    The IgM and IgG antibody response to various hepatitis C virus (HCV) antigens was studied in 8 patients who acquired posttransfusion HCV infection. IgM anti-HCV was detectable in only 4 of these patients, coincident with (1 patient) or later than (3 patients) the IgG anti-HCV response. Seven

  6. Performance study of the automated immunoassay test anti-hepatitis C virus VIDAS® for the qualitative detection of antibodies anti-hepatitis C virus

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    Sara Salvetti

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Background and aims: Hepatitis C virus (HCV represents a major worldwide public health problem requiring global action for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this infection. HCV is the leading cause of chronic liver disease, including chronic hepatitis, fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma and it is responsible for about 350,000 deaths yearly. Anti-HCV assays remain the first choice for screening HCV infection in most clinical laboratories. The anti-HCV VIDAS® (bioMérieux, Marcy L’Etoile, France test has been recently launched and we aimed to evaluate its performance compared with other widely used methods. Materials and methods: Routine anti-HCV screening of clinical samples was carried out on the ARCHITECT® i2000SR platform (Abbot Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, USA; out of 8876 samples tested from October 2012 to May 2013, 70 sera with low positive anti-HCV results (1≤S/CO<8 were collected. These samples were tested for the presence of anti-HCV antibodies using anti-HCV VIDAS® and INNO-LIATM HCV score assays (Innogenetics NV, Ghent, Belgium. Results and conclusions: Positive anti-HCV results were obtained in 61.4% and 41.4% of sera tested with VIDAS® and INNO-LIATM, respectively. Concordance between methods was 63.2% for ARCHITECT® and VIDAS®, 42.6% for ARCHITECT® and INNO-LIATM, and 79.4% for VIDAS® and INNO-LIATM. Anti-HCV VIDAS® demonstrated superior specificity compared to the anti-HCV test ARCHITECT®; therefore, this assay has been introduced in our routine analysis as a second level screening test to select samples to be subjected to confirmatory anti- HCV immunoblot.

  7. Computerized tomography in normal abdomen: retrospective study of renal hila angles; Tomografia computadorizada de abdome normal: estudo retrospectivo das angulacoes dos hilos renais

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    Sakate, Makoto; Sakate, Alzira Teruio Yida; Yamashita, Seizo; Teixeira, Altamir dos Santos; Correia, Luis Antonio [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina]. E-mail: msakate@fmb.unesp.br; Barbosa, Luciano [Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Biociencias

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    To obtain mean angulation values for renal hila in relation to the horizontal plane traced over the right and left spinal erector muscles, considering the center of the lumbar vertebral spine as a parameter for measuring the renal hila angles. The authors have analyzed 250 abdominal computed tomography studies of both male and female healthy individuals (128 men with mean age 52.45 {+-} 17.42 years, and 122 women with mean age 54.39 {+-} 18.27 years), corresponding to 500 renal hila evaluated. The mean angulation of each hilum in relation to the horizontal plane was obtained taking acute angles into consideration. The comparative study have not found any statistically significant difference in acute angles of renal hila between male and female individuals. The statistical analysis demonstrated limits of 40.40 deg and 44.54 deg for mean right hilum angulation and 39.91 deg and 43.23 deg for mean left hilum angulation, with a confidence interval of 95% . Renal hila present similar angulation independently of sex. Higher angulation values correspond to hyper-rotation or excessive rotation, and lower angulation values, to incomplete or reverse rotation. (author)

  8. Bosniak classification of renal cystic lesions according to multidetector computed tomography findings; Classificacao de Bosniak das lesoes cisticas renais segundo achados na tomografia computadorizada multidetectores

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    Miranda, Christiana Maia Nobre Rocha de; Padilha, Igor Gomes; Farias, Lucas de Padua Gomes de; Rocha, Milzi Sarmento da, E-mail: maiachristiana@globo.com [Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL), Maceio, AL (Brazil); Maranhao, Carol Pontes de Miranda; Santos, Carla Jotta Justo dos [Clinica de Medicina Nuclear e Radiologia de Maceio (MedRadiUS), Maceio, AL (Brazil)

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    Renal cystic lesions are usually diagnosed in the radiologists' practice and therefore their characterization is crucial to determine the clinical approach to be adopted and prognosis. The Bosniak classification based on computed tomography findings has allowed for standardization and categorization of lesions in increasing order of malignancy (I, II, IIF, III and IV) in a simple and accurate way. The present iconographic essay developed with multidetector computed tomography images of selected cases from the archives of the authors' institution, is aimed at describing imaging findings that can help in the diagnosis of renal cysts. (author)

  9. Evaluation of renal allografts using {sup 99m} Tc mononuclear leukocytes; Avaliacao de transplantes renais utilizando-se {sup 99m} Tc-leucocitos mononucleares

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    Souza, Sergio Augusto Lopes de; Martins, Flavia Paiva Proenca; Carvalho, Antonio Carlos Pires; Gutfilen, Bianca [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina. Dept. de Radiologia]. E-mail: sergioalsouza@ufrj.br; Goncalves, Renato Torres; Pontes, Daniela Salomao [Hospital Universitario Clementino Fraga Filho, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Servico de Nefrologia; Fonseca, Lea Mirian Barbosa da [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina. Dept. de Medicina Nuclear

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    Renal allograft acute rejection must be promptly diagnosed since its reversibility is related to the readiness in which treatment is initiated. The aim of this study was: to establish a quantitative method to evaluate kidney rejection and acute tubular necrosis (Attn); to assess the potential role of {sup 99m} Tc-mononuclear leukocytes scintigraphy in the diagnosis of renal rejection and differential diagnosis of Attn. One hundred and sixty studies were performed in 80 renal transplant patients at the first and fifth day after transplantation. Autologous cells were used for labeling. Images were obtained at 30 minutes, 3 hours and 24 hours after intravenous administration of 444 MBq (12 mCi) of labeled cells. There was abnormal labeled cells uptake in 27 of 31 cases of rejection and in 6 of 8 cases of Attn. The results of each patient were compared with clinical findings. Doppler scanning detected 18 of 31 cases of rejection. Rejection diagnosis sensitivity and specificity rates using scintigraphy were 87.1 per cent and 100 per cent, respectively, and 58.1 per cent and 100 per cent, respectively using ultrasound. Renal biopsy was performed in eight patients which demonstrated seven cases of rejection and one case of ATN. These results suggest that {sup 99m} Tc-mononuclear leukocytes imaging may be useful in the early diagnosis of rejection and in the differential diagnosis of ATN. (author)

  10. Prevalência da hepatite viral C em adultos usuários de serviço público de saúde do município de São José dos Pinhais - Paraná Prevalence of hepatitis C in adult users of the public health service of São José dos Pinhais - Paraná

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    João Rodrigues Neto

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Investigar a prevalência da Hepatite Viral C em adultos usuários de serviço público de saúde do município de São José dos Pinhais, Paraná. MÉTODO: Inquérito epidemiológico com amostra probabilística e estratificada de 5.017 pessoas voluntárias, submetidas a questionário e teste rápido anti-HCV. Os dados foram organizados no programa Epi-info 3.5.1. A associação entre a presença ou não da doença e os fatores de interesse foram avaliados pelo teste Qui-quadrado. Para análise conjunta dos fatores de risco ajustou-se um modelo de Regressão Logística e considerou-se o teste de Wald para a tomada de decisão sobre a importância dos fatores. RESULTADOS: A frequência absoluta foi de 13 positivos, com prevalência de 0,30%, (IC = 0,12% - 0,40%. A maior probabilidade da doença foi no sexo masculino (p = 0,008 e no estado civil solteiros, separados ou viúvos (p = 0,045; com história de manifestação prévia de sintomas (p OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the prevalence of Hepatitis C in adult users of the Public Health Services of São José dos Pinhais - Paraná. METHODS: We performed an epidemiological survey with a probabilistic sample of 5,017 volunteers who answered a questionnaire and were submitted to an anti-HCV quick test. Data were organized using Epi-info 3.5.1. The association between the presence of the disease and the factors of interest in the study were evaluated by the Chi-square test. We used a Logistic Regression Adjusted Model for risk factor analysis and the Wald test for decision making on the importance of the risk factors. RESULTS: The absolute frequency of positive anti-HCV was 13, with a prevalence of 0.30%, (IC = 0.12% - 0.40%. A higher probability of the disease was reported in males (p = 0.008 and in single, separated and widowed subjects (p = 0.045; in subjects with prior HCV symptoms (p 40 years increased the risk for disease, regardless of sex, age and marital status. CONCLUSION

  11. Diagnosis of hepatitis C virus in Brazilian blood donors using a reverse transcriptase nested polymerase chain reaction: comparison with enzyme immunoassay and recombinant protein immunoblot assay Diagnóstico da hepatite por vírus C em doadores de sangue brasileiros, usando a reação de transcrição reversa e a reação em cadeia da polimerase "nested": comparação com os ensaios imunoenzimáticos e imunoblot recombinante

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    Neiva S. L. GONÇALES

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available Screening blood donations for anti-HCV antibodies and alanine aminotransferase (ALT serum levels generally prevents the transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV by transfusion. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficiency of the enzyme immunoassay (EIA screening policy in identifying potentially infectious blood donors capable to transmit hepatitis C through blood transfusion. We have used a reverse transcriptase (RT-nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR to investigate the presence of HCV-RNA in blood donors. The prevalence of HCV-RNA positive individuals was compared with the recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA-2 results in order to assess the usefulness of both tests as confirmatory assays. Both tests results were also compared with the EIA-2 OD/C ratio (optical densities of the samples divided by the cut off value. ALT results were expressed as the ALT quotient (qALT, calculated dividing the ALT value of the samples by the maximum normal value (53UI/l for the method. Donors (n=178 were divided into five groups according to their EIA anti-HCV status and qALT: group A (EIA > or = 3, ALT or = 3, ALT>1, group C (11 and group E (EIA or = 3 and detectable HCV-RNA by RT-nested PCR. We have also noted that blood donors with RIBA-2 indeterminate presented a high degree of detectable HCV-RNA using RT-nested PCR (75%, especially when the c22.3 band was detected.Na prevenção da transmissão de Hepatite por Vírus C (HCV em transfusões de hemocomponentes, utiliza-se rotineiramente, como testes de triagem de doadores de sangue, ensaios que detectam anticorpos anti-HCV e dosagens da enzima alanina-aminotransferase (ALT. O presente estudo tem como objetivo principal avaliar a eficiência do ensaio imunoenzimático de segunda geração (EIA-2 como teste de triagem, na identificação de doadores de sangue potencialmente infectados, e portanto, capazes de transmitir hepatite C pelos hemocomponentes. Nós utilizamos o ensaio de transcri

  12. Frecuencia de anticuerpos contra el virus C de la hepatitis en pacientes con cirrosis hepática en Yucatán, México

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    Góngora-Biachi Renán A

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: En este estudio reportamos la prevalencia de anticuerpos contra el virus C de la hepatitis (Ac-VCH en un grupo de pacientes con cirrosis hepática (CH. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se hizo un estudio prospectivo, transversal y descriptivo, de marzo de 1998 a mayo de 1999. Se estudiaron a 153 pacientes (117 (76% hombres y 36 (24% mujeres con diagnóstico de CH, que eran atendidos en el Hospital General Agustín O' Horan y en el Centro de Investigaciones Regionales Doctor Hideyo Noguchi, en la ciudad de Mérida, Yucatán, México. Se aplicó un cuestionario con datos clínico-epidemiológicos y se determinó la presencia de Ac-VCH (ELISA de 2ª generación y RIBA-2 para confirmar el diagnóstico a cada paciente. Se determinó también el antígeno de superficie de la hepatitis B (AgsHB y anticuerpos contra el antígeno central de la hepatitis B (Anti-HBc mediante el método de ELISA. La presencia de Ac-VCH fue relacionada con las variables epidemiológicas de los sujetos. La prevalencia de anti-HCV y la frecuencia de características se compararon entre los pacientes positivos y negativos con las pruebas de c² y exacta de Fisher. RESULTADOS: El 32% de los pacientes con CH (35/117 (30% hombres y 14/36 (39% mujeres fueron positivos para los Ac-VCH. El alcoholismo estuvo presente en todos los hombres serorreactivos y en ninguna de las mujeres positivas (p< 0.001. Ninguna de las variables epidemiológicas analizadas estuvo asociada con la seropositividad. Los anti-HBc se encontraron en 16% de los pacientes positivos para Ac-VCH y en 12% de los seronegativos (p=0.69. CONCLUSIONES: La prevalencia encontrada fue mayor a los reportes previos realizados en población general de la Península de Yucatán (1.3%. La alta prevalencia de Ac-VCH en este grupo de pacientes sugiere que la CH está más frecuentemente asociada con el VCH en Yucatán, México, que con el virus B de la hepatitis. El alcoholismo probablemente actúa como un cofactor en el

  13. Pesquisa sociopoética: a subjetividade de pacientes em terapias substitutivas renais Investigación sociopoéticas: la subjetividad de pacientes in los substitutos renais de las terapias Sociopoetic research: subjectivity of patients in substitutive renal therapy

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    Sílvia Teresa Carvalho de Araújo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Trata de abordagem e do método de pesquisar através da sociopoética. Objetiva relatar como a técnica dos sentidos sociocomunicantes do corpo é produtora de subjetividades dos pacientes portadores de cateter de diálise peritoneal sob o cuidado de profissionais de enfermagem no período de 2005 e 2008. O método é teleguiado pelos passos do grupo pesquisador com técnicas lúdicas e criativas utilizando os sentidos corporais dos sujeitos. O espaço de pesquisa durante o cuidado resulta em participação do sujeito como avaliador das experiências vivenciadas. Consideramos o método como estratégia de instituir espaços de diálogo com subsídios ao cuidado de enfermagem.El presente artículo trata el abordaje y el método de investigar a través de la sociopoética. Objetiva relatar cómo la técnica de los sentidos sociocomunicantes del cuerpo es productora de subjetividades de los pacientes portadores de catéter de diálisis peritoneal bajo el cuidado de profesionales de enfermería en el período de 2005 a 2008. El método es teleguiado por los pasos del grupo investigador con técnicas lúdicas y creativas utilizando los sentidos corporales de los sujetos. El espacio de investigación durante el cuidado da como resultado la participación del sujeto como evaluador de las experiencias vivenciadas. Consideramos el método como estrategia para instituir espacios de diálogo con subsidios para el cuidado de enfermería.The purpose of this sociopoetic research was to describe subjectivity of patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis. The methodology was guided by ludic and creative techniques. Data consisted of observations of corporal expression of the patients from 2005 through 2008 during nursing care, resulting in patients participating as evaluators of their own experiences. The method is a strategy to enhance dialogue between nurses and patients and improve nursing care.

  14. Freqüência de alterações hepáticas em pacientes com esclerodermia Frequency of hepatic abnormalities in patients with scleroderma

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    Ariene Paixão

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a freqüência das doenças hepáticas em pacientes com esclerodermia e, secundariamente, estudar a freqüência de infecção pelos vírus B e C da hepatite nesses pacientes, assim como a freqüência de auto-anticorpos séricos. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: estudaram-se pacientes com diagnóstico de esclerodermia, localizada ou sistêmica, acompanhados no Ambulatório de Reumatologia do Hospital Santa Izabel. Como grupo de comparação, foram estudados pacientes com diagnóstico de acne vulgar. RESULTADOS: dos 65 pacientes com diagnóstico de esclerodermia incluídos nesse trabalho, 35% apresentaram a gama-glutamiltransferase (gama-GT alterada, 30% tiveram a fosfatase alcalina aumentada e 17,1%, a alaninoaminotransferase (ALT acima dos valores de referência. A ALT apresentou-se mais alterada nos pacientes do que nos controles. Apenas um indivíduo dos 41 testados apresentou positividade para o anticorpo antimitocôndria enquanto 19% tinham anticorpo antimúsculo liso, não se observando diferença estatística na positividade desses anticorpos entre os dois grupos. Um paciente apresentou o HBsAg positivo e outro foi positivo para o anticorpo anti-HCV. Nenhum paciente apresentou manifestações clínicas de doença hepática. CONCLUSÕES: no presente estudo, embora as alterações de enzimas hepáticas em pacientes com esclerodermia não tenham sido incomuns, não se observou nenhum caso com manifestações clínicas de doença hepática.INTRODUCTION: to determine the frequency of hepatic disease in patients with scleroderma and, secondarily, to investigate the frequency of hepatitis B and C virus infection and determine the frequency of autoantibodies in this disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: patients with scleroderma followed at Hospital Santa Izabel were included in the study and patients with acne vulgaris served as a comparison group. RESULTS: considering the 65 scleroderma patients, 35% had elevated gamma

  15. Frequency of hepatitis B and C in central punjab

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    Alam, M.; Tariq, W.U.Z.

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the frequency of HBsAg and anti-HCV among apparently young health adults belonging to central Punjab. A total of 2038 young healthy adults belonging to central Punjab were included in the study. HBsAg and anti-HCV screening was done by rapid tests kits (Chromatographic immunoassay) and positive cases were confirmed by ELISA method from AFIP Rawalpindi. The district wise frequency of HBsAg and anti-HCV in our study was Sargodha (5.85%, 3.01%), Khushab (1.81%, 1.55%), Mianwali (0.75%, 1.50%), Faisalabad (7.31%, 10.45%), Jhang (7.02%, 5.84%), Toba Tak Singh (6.25%, 7.5%) respectively. This study indicates that there is high frequency HBsAg and anti-HCV among young adults belonging to central Punjab particularly, in Faisalabad, Jhang and Toba Tak Singh districts. (author)

  16. HIV Infection Status as a Predictor of Hepatitis C Virus RNA Testing in Primary Care

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    Yartel, Anthony K.; Morgan, Rebecca L.; Rein, David B.; Brown, Kimberly Ann; Kil, Natalie B.; Massoud, Omar I.; Fallon, Michael B.; Smith, Bryce D.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Receipt of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA testing following a positive HCV antibody (anti-HCV+) test result to establish current infection is a quality indicator for HCV-related care. This study examines HIV infection status as a predictor of HCV RNA test receipt after an anti-HCV+ result in the primary care setting. Methods Electronic medical records of anti-HCV+ patients from a multisite retrospective study of patients aged ≥18 years who utilized one or more primary care outpatient services during 2005–2010 were analyzed in 2014. A multivariable logistic regression model examined the independent relationships between patient characteristics and receipt of HCV RNA testing. Results Among 1,115 anti-HCV+ patients, 133 (11.9%) were also HIV-positive. Of these, 77.4% (n=103) underwent HCV RNA testing to determine current infection status. By contrast, 66.7% (n=654/980) of anti-HCV+ patients who were HIV-negative received HCV RNA testing. Following multivariable adjustment, the odds of receiving HCV RNA testing were higher among anti-HCV+ patients who were also HIV-positive (AOR=1.9, 95% CI=1.2, 3.0), compared with their HIV-negative counterparts. Elevated alanine aminotransferase level was also associated with receipt of HCV RNA testing (AOR=1.9, 95% CI=1.4, 2.4). Black race was associated with decreased odds of receiving HCV RNA testing (AOR=0.7, 95% CI=0.5, 1.0). Conclusions HIV infection status is independently associated with the likelihood of receiving HCV RNA testing following an anti-HCV+ result. One quarter of anti-HCV+ patients who were also HIV-positive and one third of their HIV-negative counterparts, respectively, did not receive testing to establish active HCV infection, which is imperative for appropriate care and treatment. PMID:25896194

  17. [HCV and HBV seropositivity in university students of the State of Nuevo Leòn, Mexico].

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    Flores-Castañeda, M S; García-Méndez, B L; Tijerina-Menchaca, R

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    Viral hepatitis is a contagious disease. Patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV), may be either chronically symptomatic or asymptomatic, and suffer cirrhosis and high risk of hepatic carcinoma. Asymptomatic carriers of HBV surface antigen (HBs-Ag) or with anti-HCV antibodies are potentially infectious, and therefore a risk to public health. This work seeks to establish the frequency of seropositivity for HBs-Ag and anti-HCV antibodies in a population of 774 newly accepted students of the Medical School of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, whose average age was 18 years. Second generation ELISA test were used to screen for HBs-Ag and anti-HCV antibodies. HBs-Ag was confirmed by a neutralization test and anti-HCV antibodies were confirmed by a RIBA test. Three sera were positive for HBs-Ag by ELISA and only one serum (0.13% of analyzed samples) was confirmed by the neutralization technique. On the other hand 12 sera were positive for anti-HCV antibodies by ELISA, and eight of these were confirmed by RIBA (1.03% of the analyzed samples). Intensive reactivity bands were found in two sera, and weak reactivity bands were found in six sera. ELISA screening for anti-HCV antibodies showed 0.5% of false positives. This study shows that the frequency of anti-HCV antibodies is 7.95% times higher than that found for HBs-Ag. All seropositive patients were asymptomatic and potentially infective. This demonstrates the need to routinely screen for HBs-Ag and anti-HCV antibodies to establish the prevalence of these diseases in our area.

  18. Indeterminate RIBA results were associated with the absence of hepatitis C virus RNA (HCV-RNA) in blood donors

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    Pereira, Felicidade Mota; Zarife, Maria Alice Sant'ana; Reis, Eliana Almeida Gomes; G. Reis, Mitermayer

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    Introduction: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is diagnosed by the presence of antibodies and is supplemented by confirmatory testing methods, such as recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA) and HCV-RNA detection. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of RIBA testing to diagnose HCV infection in blood donors positive for anti-HCV antibodies. Methods: A total of 102 subjects positive for anti-HCV determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) at the Hematology and Hemotherapy Found...

  19. Synthetic lipophilic antioxidant BO-653 suppresses HCV replication.

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    Yasui, Fumihiko; Sudoh, Masayuki; Arai, Masaaki; Kohara, Michinori

    2013-02-01

    The influence of the intracellular redox state on the hepatitis C virus (HCV) life cycle is poorly understood. This study demonstrated the anti-HCV activity of 2,3-dihydro-5-hydroxy-2,2-dipentyl-4,6-di-tert-butylbenzofuran (BO-653), a synthetic lipophilic antioxidant, and examined whether BO-653's antioxidant activity is integral to its anti-HCV activity. The anti-HCV activity of BO-653 was investigated in HuH-7 cells bearing an HCV subgenomic replicon (FLR3-1 cells) and in HuH-7 cells infected persistently with HCV (RMT-tri cells). BO-653 inhibition of HCV replication was also compared with that of several hydrophilic and lipophilic antioxidants. BO-653 suppressed HCV replication in FLR3-1 and RMT-tri cells in a concentration-dependent manner. The lipophilic antioxidants had stronger anti-HCV activities than the hydrophilic antioxidants, and BO-653 displayed the strongest anti-HCV activity of all the antioxidants examined. Therefore, the anti-HCV activity of BO-653 was examined in chimeric mice harboring human hepatocytes infected with HCV. The combination treatment of BO-653 and polyethylene glycol-conjugated interferon-α (PEG-IFN) decreased serum HCV RNA titer more than that seen with PEG-IFN alone. These findings suggest that both the lipophilic property and the antioxidant activity of BO-653 play an important role in the inhibition of HCV replication. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  20. Homo Juridicus: teorização sobre o conceito de indivíduo no âmbito do direito positivo brasileiro

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    Guilherme Frederico Gazineu Rafare

    2010-01-01

    Este trabalho objetiva a discussão acerca da possibilidade de se utilizar uma tese ontológica sobre o indivíduo no âmbito do Direito. Em primeiro lugar, é feita uma análise histórica de alguns dos conceitos e termos utilizados corriqueiramente pelo Direito e a presença de incerteza terminológica. No Capítulo 2, discute-se a necessidade de uma tese ontológica de indivíduo e a separação entre raciocínio e racionalidade. O Capítulo 3 é dedicado à análise do arcabouço teórico necessário à compree...

  1. Installation, tests and start up of the Tandetron positive ions accelerator; Instalacion, pruebas y arranque del acelerador de iones positivos Tandetron

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    Valdovinos A, M.A.; Hernandez M, V. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, A.P. 18-1027, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    The National Institute of Nuclear Research acquired a Positive ions accelerator type Tandetron 2MV of the Dutch Company High Voltage Engineering, Europe B.V. (H.V.E.E.) which was installed in the building named Irradiator Nave which is occupied by the Gamma irradiator and the Pelletron accelerator. Starting from the accelerator selection it was defined the conditions required for the operation of this as well as: electric feeding, water quality and quantity, air compressed, temperature, humidity, etc.; as well as the necessary modifications of the installation area. (Author)

  2. Treinamento físico para indivíduos HIV positivo submetidos à HAART: efeitos sobre parâmetros antropométricos e funcionais

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    Edmar Lacerda Mendes

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A terapia antirretroviral fortemente ativa (HAART tem melhorado a prognose em indivíduos infectados pelo HIV. No entanto, a HAART tem sido associada ao desenvolvimento de anormalidades metabólicas e na distribuição de gordura corporal conhecida como síndrome lipodistrófica associada ao HIV (SLHIV. OBJETIVO: Este estudo investigou o impacto de 24 semanas de exercício resistido com componente aeróbico (ERCA sobre parâmetros antropométricos e funcionais de portadores de HIV submetidos à HAART. MÉTODOS: Noventa e nove indivíduos infectados pelo HIV foram randomicamente alocados em quatro grupos: exercício e lipodistrofia (n = 24; EX+LIP; exercício sem lipodistrofia (n = 21; EX+NoLIP; controle e lipodistrofia (n = 27; NoEX+LIP; controle sem lipodistrofia (n = 27; NoEX+NoLIP. Os indivíduos dos grupos exercitados (EX+LIP e EX+NoLIP participaram de 24 semanas de ERCA. Nos momentos pré e pós 24 semanas de intervenção foram realizadas medidas antropométricas, testes de força e aptidão cardiorrespiratória. RESULTADOS: Vinte e quatro semanas de ERCA alteraram os perímetros corporais avaliados (P < 0,0001 e a relação cintura/quadril (P = 0,017 nos dois grupos exercitados. Reduções foram observadas (P < 0,0001 para o somatório das sete dobras cutâneas avaliadas, percentual de gordura corporal, massa corporal gorda, gordura subcutânea total, central e periférica em resposta ao ERCA. A massa corporal magra aumentou (P < 0,0001 nos grupos exercitados, independente do desfecho (LIP ou NoLIP. A força muscular e a aptidão cardiorrespiratória aumentaram (P < 0,0001, para os dois grupos exercitados em resposta ao ERCA. CONCLUSÃO: Vinte e quatro semanas de ERCA impediram a manifestação das alterações decorrentes da SLHIV e contribuíram para a redução destas.

  3. La importancia del diagnóstico temprano en la supervivencia de los pacientes HIV positivos The importance of early diagnosis for the survival of HIV positive patients

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    Darío A. Dilernia

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available En la Argentina, el diagnóstico del HIV se realiza por solicitud voluntaria de los individuos o a través de la detección de sintomatología asociada a la infección. Sin embargo, debido a la elevada proporción de sujetos portadores que desconocen su estado serológico son necesarias nuevas estrategias. En el presente artículo mostramos cómo un modelo matemático predice el impacto de la expansión de la prueba diagnóstica del HIV en la Argentina. El modelo se basa en matrices de Markov y utiliza probabilidades de transición dependientes de parámetros obtenidos de estudios de cohortes nacionales e internacionales. Las predicciones incluyen tiempo en estadios clínicos y tratamiento, conteo de CD4, carga viral, estadío de infección, edad, tasas de mortalidad y proporción de infección desconocida a nivel poblacional. Las simulaciones se desarrollaron para la situación actual y para un escenario hipotético con diagnóstico más temprano. Mostramos predicciones que sugieren que el diagnóstico realizado antes de la progresión a sida incrementaría la expectativa de vida en unos 10.7 años. También, mostramos cómo la reducción del tiempo al diagnóstico hasta 5 años o menos desde la infección reduciría la tasa de mortalidad en el primer año de HAART de 7.6% a 2.1%, la proporción de infección no reconocida de 43.2% a 23.8% y la proporción de individuos con infección desconocida y que requieren tratamiento de 12% a 0.2%. Basados en estas predicciones resaltamos la importancia de implementar políticas de salud destinadas a detectar la infección por HIV en estadios tempranos en la Argentina.In Argentina, HIV diagnosis is reached by voluntary testing or symptom-based case findings. However, because of the high proportion of infected individuals unaware of their serologic status new strategies are required. In this article we show how a mathematic model predicts the impact of expanding HIV testing in Argentina. The model is based on time-dependent Markov matrixes and applies parameters-dependent transition-probabilities obtained from both national and international cohort studies. Outputs include time on clinical stages and therapy regime, CD4-count, viral-load, infection-state and age; mortality rates and proportion of unidentified infection at a population-level. Simulations were performed for current testing strategy and for a theoretical scenario with earlier diagnosis. We show how our prediction suggests that diagnosis before onset of symptoms would increase life expectancy by 10.7 years. Also, we show how a reduction of time to diagnosis to 5 or less years from infection would reduce mortality rates in the first year of HAART from 7.6% to 2.1%, the proportion of unrecognized infection from 43.2% to 23.8% and the proportion of individuals with unaware infection needing treatment from 12% to 0.2%. Based on this prediction we stress the importance of implementing health policies aimed at detecting HIV infection in early stages in Argentina.

  4. PARENTALIDAD Y AUTOESTIMA DE LOS HIJOS: UNA REVISIÓN SOBRE LA IMPORTANCIA DEL FORTALECIMIENTO FAMILIAR PARA EL DESARROLLO INFANTIL POSITIVO

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    Laura Beatriz Oros

    Full Text Available Positive self-esteem promotes health and protects against dysfunctionality, emerging as an important factor of resilience. Its development in early stages favors a functional adaptation to the environment and prevents emotional discomfort in the long term. Since literature states that a family is a key factor for the creation of children’s self esteem, this research will review some family conditions that can affect the personal assessment of the children, highlighting the necessity of creating psychosocial approaches for the creation of healthy family environments, optimizing the parental competences and strengthening the affective bond between parents and children.

  5. Utilização de medicamentos por indivíduos HIV positivos: abordagem qualitativa Utilization of prescribed drugs by HIV infected individuals: qualitative approach

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    Francisco A. Acurcio

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar, em sua dimensão qualitativa, a utilização de medicamentos por indivíduos infectados pelo HIV, durante o processo de procura e atendimento em serviços de saúde. MÉTODOS: Foram realizadas 52 entrevistas semi-estruturadas com pacientes, trabalhadores da saúde e voluntários de organizações não-governamentais, e revistos 1.079 prontuários médicos para obtenção de informações sobre a utilização de medicamentos por portadores do HIV, cuja primeira visita a um dos serviços públicos de referência estudados ocorreu entre janeiro de 1989 e dezembro de 1992. RESULTADOS: Os problemas relacionados à utilização de anti-retrovirais foram: recusa ao uso, dificuldade de obtenção e de cumprimento da prescrição. Outros problemas foram a auto-medicação, dificuldade de obter medicamentos para patologias associadas e de cumprimento da prescrição de sulfas. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados permitiram compreender melhor os principais obstáculos e dificuldades vivenciados pelo usuário dos serviços, desde o ato da prescrição até a continuidade do tratamento.OBJECTIVE: The assessment, in its qualitative dimension, of the utilization - by HIV infected individuals - of selected prescribed drugs during the process of the search for and the obtaining of care in public health services in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. METHOD: Fifty two semi-structured interviews with patients, health care workers and non- governamental organizations volunteers were carried out and 1,079 medical records were reviewed. Data were obtained on the utilization of prescribed drugs by HIV infected individuals, whose first visit to one of the public services studied occurred between January 1989 and December 1992. Problems related to the use of anti-retroviral and/or opportunistic infection medication were identified and a qualitative description of their possible causes and consequences was commented on. RESULTS: Refusal to use, difficulty in obtaining and in complying with the prescription were the main problems related to anti-retroviral drug use. Causes for such problems included: fear or occurrence of side effects, large number of daily capsules/pills, insufficient and/or irregular distribution of drugs by the public health services and the high cost of anti-retroviral therapy. Based on the reports, the main consequences are likely to be no or late use of anti-retroviral drugs, an increase in resistance and a worsening of the clinical course of the infection. Other problems identified were: self-medication, difficulty in obtaining medications for associated pathologies and in complying with sulfa prescription. CONCLUSIONS: A better understanding of the main obstacles and difficulties experienced by the user of the services, from the moment of the prescription and throughout the treatment, may contribute to an improvement in compliance and the availability and adequate distribution of drugs.

  6. Relación entre creencias irracionales y bienestar psicológico de padres y comportamientos positivos de niños con autismo

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    Barrera Cantillo, Ana María

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    La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS, 2015) reconoce el papel fundamental que juega la familia ante la llegada de un niño con Trastorno del Espectro Autista (TEA), puesto que los padres se convierten en los principales facilitadores para la adaptación del niño a su medio circundante, a través de la enseñanza y uso de rutinas y hábitos de varios tipos como alimentación, sueño, juego y relaciones interpersonales. Los padres como figuras responsables del cuidado y bienestar de sus hijos, son...

  7. Paciente VIH positivo con tuberculosis sistémica y lesiones osteolíticas de la calvaria, semejando mieloma múltiple

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    Victor Mechán

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Varón de 33 años, soltero, sin ocupación fija, promiscuo, con historia de relaciones homosexuales, ingesta crónica de alcohol, consumo de tabaco, marihuana, pasta básica y clorhidrato de cocaína, desde los 18 años. Infectado por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana, recibía tratamiento irregular con terapia antirretroviral de gran actividad (Targa entre 2006 y 2008, regularizada en los últimos 12 meses. Por presentar bacilo ácido alcohol resistente (BAAR pansensible en esputo, inició en junio 2008 tratamiento antituberculoso [2RHZE/4(HR2], retirándosele la medicación 6 meses después por presentar BAAR pulmonar negativo. En marzo de 2009, percibió dolor lumbar intenso, dificultad para caminar, hipertrofia de ganglios cervicales, tos, fiebre. Un cultivo de secreción ganglionar cervical descubrió M. tuberculosis resistente a rifampicina. La imagenología mostró lesiones osteolíticas múltiples en cráneo y vértebras dorsolumbares y tumefacciones renitentes en cuero cabelludo, antebrazo derecho y parrilla costal izquierda. Tras descartarse mieloma múltiple y metástasis cancerosas, se añadió tratamiento antituberculosis multidrogo resistente al Targa, notándose dos meses después involución de las tumefacciones renitentes, de la fiebre y mejoría del estado general. Tras 16 meses de tratamiento supervisado, el paciente aumentó 7 kg de peso, habiendo desaparecido la sintomatología que presentaba. Se discute la fisiopatología de las lesiones osteolíticas cráneo-vertebrales en un paciente con coinfección por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana y tuberculosis.

  8. A dimensão da espiritualidade como estratégia de enfrentamento no diagnóstico positivo de HIV/AIDS em gestantes.

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    Pereira, Rita de Cássia de Carvalho

    2010-01-01

    Este estudo pretendeu analisar a dimensão da espiritualidade como uma estratégia de enfrentamento utilizada pelas gestantes atendidas no Serviço de Assistência Especializada Materno Infantil - SAE/MI frente ao diagnóstico soropositivo para HIV/AIDS, do Hospital Universitário Lauro Wanderley-HULW de João Pessoa da Universidade Federal da Paraíba. Trata-se de uma pesquisa descritiva e exploratório, do tipo estudo de caso, com amostra de 08 gestantes infectadas que descobriram o d...

  9. Perfiles de resistencia a fluoroquinolonas en aislamientos clínicos de cocos Gram positivos provenientes de hospitales colombianos, 1994-2004

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    César A. Arias

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    Conclusión. Los aislamientos colombianos de S. pneumoniae mantienen susceptibilidad a las fluoroquinolonas de última generación. La resistencia a fluoroquinolonas es alta en S. aureus, especialmente en aislamientos resistentes a la meticilina (cercana al 100%.

  10. Diseño y características de los participantes de un programa para el desarrollo positivo de escolares (Medellín, Colombia

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    Dora María Hernández

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El diseño del Programa para la promoción de potencialidades personales y prevención de conductas de riesgo para la salud en escolares, PILAS! mejores adultos, mejor infancia, se realizó basándose en evidencia local e internacional sobre programas de prevención de violencia basados en la escuela. El programa ofrece formación a padres, madres, maestros y maestras, por medio de metodologías activas, y asesoría durante 10 meses sobre temas que conducen al desarrollo personal de niños/as y a la deslegitimación de la violencia en las interacciones cotidianas. Se beneficiaron 306 maestros y maestras, 800 padres y madres, y 12.800 niños y niñas. La medición inicial a 1751 infantes, según sus cuidadores/as, mostró una media de 80, en una escala de 0 a 100, en competencias sociales, pero una alta frecuencia de agresión. En padres y madres, fallas en la comunicación y supervisión, y uso de castigos con agresión psicológica y física; además, una baja cohesión social en el barrio.

  11. Primary epidural lymphoma without vertebral involvement in a HIV-positive patient; Linfoma epidural primario sin afectacion vertebral en un paciente VIH positivo

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    Perez, M. O.; Grive, E.; Quiroga, S.; Rovira, A. [Hospital General Universitari Vall d`Hebron. Barcelona. (Spain)

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    Epidural involvement is rarely associated with lymphoma, it being more typical of non-Hodgkin`s lymphoma in advanced stages of the disease. The invasion of the epidural space is usually caused by the extension of a paravertebral mass or by the affected vertebrae. However, the epidural space alone can be involved. We present a case of epidural lymphoma in a patient who presented with clinical evidence of spinal cord compression. Magnetic resonance disclosed the existence of an epidural mass compressing and displacing the spinal cord without involving the adjacent vertebra or the associated paravertebral mass. (Author) 9 refs.

  12. Hepatitis C prevalence and risk factors in hemodialysis patients in Central Brazil: a survey by polymerase chain reaction and serological methods

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    Carneiro Megmar AS

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available An hemodialysis population in Central Brazil was screened by polymerase chain reaction (PCR and serological methods to assess the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV infection and to investigate associated risk factors. All hemodialysis patients (n=428 were interviewed in eight dialysis units in Goiânia city. Blood samples were collected and serum samples screened for anti-HCV antibodies by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA. Positive samples were retested for confirmation with a line immunoassay (LIA. All samples were also tested for HCV RNA by the PCR. An overall prevalence of 46.7% (CI 95%: 42-51.5 was found, ranging from 20.7% (CI 95%: 8.8-38.1 to 90.4% (CI 95%: 79.9-96.4 depending on the dialysis unit. Of the 428 patients, 185 were found to be seropositive by ELISA, and 167 were confirmed positive by LIA, resulting in an anti-HCV prevalence of 39%. A total of 131 patients were HCV RNA-positive. HCV viremia was present in 63.5% of the anti-HCV-positive patients and in 10.3% of the anti-HCV-negative patients. Univariate analysis of risk factors showed that the number of previous blood transfusions, transfusion of blood before mandatory screening for anti-HCV, length of time on hemodialysis, and treatment in multiple units were associated with HCV positivity. However, multivariate analysis revealed that blood transfusion before screening for anti-HCV and length of time on hemodialysis were significantly associated with HCV infection in this population. These data suggest that nosocomial transmission may play a role in the spread of HCV in the dialysis units studied. In addition to anti-HCV screening, HCV RNA detection is necessary for the diagnosis of HCV infection in hemodialysis patients.

  13. Hepatitis C antibody prevalence among Mexico City prisoners injecting legal and illegal substances.

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    Silverman-Retana, Omar; Serván-Mori, Edson; McCoy, Sandra I; Larney, Sarah; Bautista-Arredondo, Sergio

    2017-12-01

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is highly prevalent among prisoners and this prevalence estimates reach 64% among prisoners who inject illicit drugs. Prisons are important sites for HCV transmission in the absence of access to sterile injecting equipment; hence, it can be transmitted between prisoners who share contaminated needles and syringes. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of risk factors for anti-HCV prevalence, with particular interest on injecting behavior, and to assess correlates of anti-HCV positivity among Mexico City prisoners. Cross-sectional study based on information -collected in three male and two female prisons in Mexico City during 2010-2011- about sexually transmitted infections, socio-demographics, criminal history, substance use, vitamin injection, tattooing, among others (n=3,910). Weighted multivariable adjusted logistic regression models were estimated to assess the overall and differential odds for anti-HCV due to injecting behavior. Overall prevalence of anti-HCV was 3.3%. This figure rose to 43.1% among prisoners with a history of illicit drug injection. Prisoners with history of vitamin injection showed a similar prevalence of anti-HCV (43.8%). After stratifying by substance injected, the adjusted odds ratio was 9.8 (95% CI: 4.0, 23.8) for illicit drug injection and 11.9 (95% CI: 5.8, 23.8) for illicit drug and vitamin injection. Based on data from the most populous prisons in Mexico City, this study showed that anti-HCV is highly prevalent among prisoners with history of injecting behavior. In this sense, injecting behavior per-se, independent of the substance used, is associated with increased odds of anti-HCV positivity. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Performance characteristics of a combined hepatitis C virus core antigen and anti–hepatitis C virus antibody test in different patient groups

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    Jeng-Fu Yang

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available We evaluated the performance of a hepatitis C virus (HCV antigen/antibody combination test [Murex HCV Antigen/Antibody Combination Test (Murex Ag/Ab test] by comparing it with the current third-generation HCV antibody enzyme immunoassay (anti-HCV. A total of 403 serum samples were consecutively collected from four patient groups: healthy controls (n=100; HCV-infected patients (HCV group, n=102; Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/HCV-infected patients (HIV/HCV group, n=100; and patients with uremia (uremia group, n=101. Performances were evaluated for the Murex Ag/Ab, anti-HCV, and HCV RNA in the HIV/HCV and uremia patient groups. In the HCV group, all 102 samples showed concordant positive and negative results for anti-HCV, Murex Ag/Ab, and HCV RNA tests. In the HIV/HCV group, all 100 samples were positive for both anti-HCV and Murex Ag/Ab tests, whereas 88 patients (88% were HCV RNA positive. In the uremia group, 14 (69.0% of the 23 anti-HCV-positive patients were HCV RNA positive, whereas 14 (77.8% of the 18 Murex Ag/Ab–positive patients were HCV RNA positive. None of anti-HCV-negative or Murex Ag/Ab–negative patients were HCV RNA positive. Based on the HCV RNA assay, the sensitivities for both anti-HCV and Murex Ag/Ab assays were 100%, whereas the specificities of these two assays were 89.7% and 95.4%, respectively. With good sensitivity and specificity, the Murex Ag/Ab assay could be a useful alternative diagnostic tool, especially in immunocompromised populations, such as patients with uremia or those infected with HIV.

  15. Manejo clínico da gestante com hiv positivo nas maternidades de referência da região do Cariri Manejo clínico de la embarazada hiv positivo en las maternidades de referencia de la región de Cariri Clinical management of the hiv positive pregnant women in reference maternities from the region of Cariri

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    Camilla Thania Dias de Lima

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa objetivou identificar como ocorre o manejo clínico e medicamentoso da gestante com HIV nas maternidades de referência da região do Cariri. Estudo descritivo, retrospectivo, com dados de 22 prontuários e 21 fichas de notificação entre agosto de 2003 e setembro de 2007, analisados por estatística descritiva. Todas as gestantes realizaram 4 a 6 consultas de pré-natal. A maioria recebeu profilaxia com AZT; foram realizados 16 testes rápidos para o HIV. O parto cesáreo foi o mais utilizado; 17 receberam AZT intraparto e esquema completo; 9 iniciaram o AZT intravenoso antes de três horas de internação. No puerpério, sete realizaram inibição mecânica da lactação; duas, inibições hormonais; e oito, os dois métodos. Todos recém-nascidos receberam AZT oral e fórmula infantil. As maternidades investigadas seguem as orientações do MS quanto: uso de teste rápido, escolha do tipo de parto, profilaxia com AZT intravenoso, inibição da lactação e cuidados imediatos aos recém-nascidos.Esta investigación objetivó identificar como ocurre el manejo clínico y medicamentoso de las mujeres embarazadas con VIH en las maternidades de referencia de la región de Cariri. Estudio descriptivo, retrospectivo, con datos de 22 prontuarios y 21 fichas de notificación de agosto de 2003 hasta septiembre de 2007, analizados por estadística descriptiva. Todas las mujeres embarazadas realizaron de 4 a 6 consultas de prenatal. La mayoría recibió profilaxis con AZT; realizados 16 exámenes rápidos para el VIH. El parto [cesáreo] fue el más utilizado; 17 recibieron AZT intraparto y esquema completo; 9 iniciaron el AZT intravenoso antes de tres horas de internación. En el puerperio, siete realizaron inhibición mecánica de la lactación, dos inhibiciones hormonales y ocho, los dos métodos. Todos los recién nacidos recibieron AZT oral y fórmula infantil. Las maternidades investigadas siguen las orientaciones del MS cuanto: uso de examen rápido, elección en el tipo de parto, profilaxis con AZT intravenoso, inhibición de la lactación y cuidados inmediatos a los recién nacidos.This research is aimed to identify how the medical and clinical management of pregnant women with HIV in hospitals in the reference region of Cariri occurs. Descriptive, retrospective study, with data from 22 medical and 21 from notification sheets between August 2003 and September 2007, analyzed by descriptive statistics. All women underwent 4 to 6 prebirthing consultations. Most had received prophylaxis with AZT; conducted 16 rapid tests for HIV. The cesarean section was the most used, 17 received intrapartum AZT and complete schedule, 9 started AZT intravenously before three hours in hospitalization. In the puerperium, seven underwent mechanical inhibition of lactation, two losses and eight both hormonal methods. All newborns have received oral AZT and infant formula. The investigated maternity hospitals following the guidelines on MS: use of rapid test, select the type of delivery, prophylaxis with intravenous AZT, inhibition of lactation and immediate care to newborns.

  16. Avaliação do estado nutricional em pacientes renais crônicos em hemodiálise = Assessment of nutritional status in chronic renal failure patients on hemodialysis

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    Dobner, Taise

    2014-01-01

    Conclusões: Houve elevada prevalência de excesso de peso avaliado pelo índice de massa corporal, enquanto a maioria dos pacientes apresentou depleção nutricional nas demais variáveis antropométricas, com concomitante diminuição da albumina e da massa magra, após o período de hemodiálise

  17. Tradução e adaptação cultural do instrumento de avaliação de qualidade de vida para pacientes renais crônicos (KDQOL-SFTM

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    Duarte Priscila Silveira

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Realizar a tradução para o português e a adaptação cultural do instrumento Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form - KDQOL-SF TM para sua posterior validação no Brasil. MÉTODOS: O instrumento foi traduzido da versão original (Inglês para a língua portuguesa pelos autores e por tradutor juramentado e, posteriormente, revisado e avaliado quanto ao grau de dificuldade das traduções e equivalência por tradutor especialista. O instrumento foi, então, aplicado em 30 pacientes com insuficiência renal crônica terminal, em tratamento dialítico, selecionados aleatoriamente. RESULTADOS: A idade média dos pacientes foi 47±9 anos (variação, 23 a 60 anos, com escolaridade básica incompleta em 53% deles, sendo 60% do sexo feminino. A maioria dos pacientes (63% realizava hemodiálise e o período de tratamento nos 30 dias antecedentes à aplicação do questionário foi de pelo menos 12 horas ou mais por semana. O tempo de tratamento dialítico era de 0-2 anos para 70% dos pacientes. A viabilidade do instrumento e as dificuldades encontradas pelos pacientes foram avaliadas por um painel de profissionais e as mudanças foram feitas baseadas nas dificuldades de compreensão. As atividades do instrumento original incompatíveis com atividades realizadas habitualmente pela população brasileira foram substituídas. Foram modificadas expressões da tradução, por termos sugeridos pelos pacientes e especialistas brasileiros e a explicação de cinco itens foi colocada entre parênteses para facilitar a compreensão. As palavras de uso comum da língua portuguesa foram mantidas. CONCLUSÃO: A tradução e a adaptação cultural do questionário KDQOL-SF para o português foram realizadas, tendo sido cumprida esta importante etapa para sua validação e utilização em nosso meio.

  18. Chemical and morphological analysis of kidney stones: a double-blind comparative study Análise química e morfológica de cálculos renais: estudo comparativo duplo-cego

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    Silvia Fernandes Ribeiro da Silva

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To compare chemical to morphological kidney stone composition analysis based on a sample of 50 stones retrieved from patients at a nephrology service. METHODS: The chemical analysis was performed with a Bioclin® kit, while a 10-mm magnifying glass (10x; Prolabo, Paris, France was employed in the morphological analysis. Findings obtained with the two methods were compared and classified as concordant (100% agreement, partly concordant (concordant for major components, discordant for minor components or discordant (discordant for major components. RESULTS: In the chemical analysis, the most commonly observed major component was calcium (70%, followed by oxalate (66%, ammonium (56%, urate (28% and carbonate (24%. In the morphological analysis, the most commonly observed major components were calcium phosphate and magnesium (32% each, followed by calcium oxalate monohydrate (24%, uric acid and urates (20% each, calcium oxalate dihydrate (18% and cystine (6%. Infectious kidney stones were identified in 34% and 24% of cases by morphological and chemical analysis, respectively. Thirty-eight percent of the samples were classified as concordant, 52% were partly concordant and 10% were discordant. CONCLUSION: We suggest kidney stones be routinely submitted to both types of analysis for a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in lithogenesis.OBJETIVO: Comparar a análise química com a análise morfológica de 50 cálculos urinários provenientes de pacientes em um serviço de nefrologia. MÉTODOS: A análise química foi realizada utilizando o kit da Bioclin®, enquanto que a morfológica foi realizada com auxílio de uma lupa de 10mm (Prolabo, Paris, France. A comparação entre as técnicas foi classificada em concordante (100% de concordância, parcialmente concordante (componentes majoritários concordantes e minoritários discordantes e discordante (discordância nos componentes majoritários. RESULTADOS: Na análise química os principais componentes majoritários foram cálcio (70%, oxalato (66%, amônio (56%, urato (28% e carbonato (24%. Na análise morfológica os principais componentes majoritários foram fosfato cálcico (PCa e magnesiano-PCa (32%, oxalato de cálcio monohidratado (24%, ácido úrico e uratos (20%, oxalato de cálcio dihidratado (18% e cistina (6%. Cálculos de infecção foram identificados em 34% e 24% casos pela análise morfológica e química, respectivamente. Concordância total foi observada em 38%, concordância parcial em 52% e discordância em 10%. CONCLUSÃO: Sugere-se a utilização simultânea das duas técnicas para melhor compreensão dos mecanismos litogênicos.

  19. Efeito do exercício resistido intradialítico em pacientes renais crônicos em hemodiálise Effect of resistance exercise intradialytic in renal patients chronic in hemodialysis

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    Ronaldo Ribeiro

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Pacientes com doença renal crônica (DRC quando submetidos ao exercício resistido (ER apresentam substancial melhorias de muitas funções, em especial os relacionados ao sistema cardiovascular, respiratório, muscular e na qualidade de vida (QV. Não existem avaliações do impacto de exercício simples e factíveis em pacientes com DRC associada ao Diabetes Mellitus (DM durante o período intradialítico. OBJETIVO: Estudar o papel do exercício resistido no tratamento e na qualidade de vida em pacientes submetidos à hemodiálise crônica (HD. Assim, submetemos pacientes com DRC e DM ao ER durante a hemodiálise. MÉTODOS: Quinze pacientes em cada grupo: 1: DM com DRC submetidos ao ER; 2: DM com DRC sedentários; 3: DRC e ER e, 4: DRC sedentários. Avaliações durante oito semanas, com ER três vezes na semana. Avaliação laboratorial, teste de força muscular (FM e QV (SF-36. RESULTADOS: O ER induziu melhoria na glicemia e na FM com discretas, mas significantes alterações na uréia e, K (p INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD when subjected to resistance exercise (RE show substantial improvements in many functions, especially those related to the cardiovascular system, respiratory, muscular and quality of life (QOL. There are no evaluations of the impact of exercise simple and feasible in patients with CKD associated with Diabetes Mellitus (DM during the intradialytic period. Thus, patients with CKD and submit to the DM + RE during hemodialysis. OBJECTIVE: To study the role of resistance exercise in the treatment and quality of life in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis (HD. METHODS: 15 patients in each group: 1: DM with CKD and RE; 2: DM + CKD sedentary; 3: CKD + RE and 4: DRC sedentary. They were evaluated during eight weeks, with RE three times a week. Parameters: Laboratory assessments, muscle strength testing (FM and QV (SF-36. RESULTS: RE induced improvement in glucose and FM with subtle but significant changes in urea, or even in the K (p < 0.0001. It was an improvement in the impact assessment of QOL parameters (p < 0.001 with the RE, such as Functional Capacity, Physical Aspect, Reduction of Pain (in general, General Health, Vitality, Social Function, Emotional State and Mental Health. CONCLUSION: The RE program (simple and feasible during intradialytic clinical parameters changed FM and a significant improvement in QOL assessment were observed. The impact on QOL was important for the patient, including those involving improvement in level of family and social relationships when subjected to RE.

  20. Crianças e adolescentes renais crônicos em espaço educativo-terapêutico: subsídios para o cuidado cultural de enfermagem

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    Viviane Peixoto dos Santos Pennafort

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de estudo qualitativo na abordagem etnográfica, cujos objetivos foram compreender como crianças e adolescentes com doença renal crônica vivenciam o adoecimento e a terapêutica e descrever o cuidado educativo-terapêutico no enfoque da enfermagem transcultural. Participaram onze sujeitos em tratamento dialítico. As fases da pesquisa seguiram o modelo observação-participação-reflexão complementado com a entrevista. A análise foi orientada pelas quatro fases do guia da etnoenfermagem, emergindo as categorias: convivência com a insuficiência renal e mudanças no cotidiano; ambiente hospitalar e atividades educativo-terapêuticas, as quais mostram desconfortos e dificuldades em várias dimensões da vida de certa forma compensados pelo ambiente terapêutico e oferta de lazer. O cuidar culturalmente congruente foi entendido como uma ação intencional construída pela interação entre os saberes científicos e a valorização dos saberes culturais das crianças e adolescentes e de suas famílias

  1. Permanent vascular access in patients with end-stage renal disease, Brazil Acceso vascular permanente en pacientes renales crónicos terminales en Brasil Acesso vascular permanente em pacientes renais crônicos terminais no Brasil

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    Gisele Macedo da Silva

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess factors associated with the establishment of permanent vascular access for patients with end-stage renal disease. METHODS: Cross-sectional study conducted in a nationally representative sample of Brazilian end-stage renal disease patients in dialysis and transplant centers during 2007. The sample comprised only patients who received hemodialysis as a primary therapy modality and reported the type of vascular access for their primary hemodialysis treatment (N=2,276. Data were from the TRS Project - "Economic and Epidemiologic Evaluation of Modalities of Renal Replacement Therapy in Brazil". Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to assess factors associated with the establishment of permanent vascular access in these patients. RESULTS: About 30% of the patients studied had an arteriovenous vascular access. The following factors were associated with a lower likelihood of having an arteriovenous vascular access as a primary type of access: time of hemodialysis start since the diagnosis of chronic renal failure OBJETIVO: Analizar factores asociados a la provisión de acceso vascular arteriovenoso en Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal, nacionalmente representativo, con pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica terminal acompañados en servicios de diálisis o en centros transplantadores en el año de 2007. La muestra incluyó pacientes que tuvieron la hemodiálisis como primera modalidad de tratamiento y que sabían con que tipo de acceso vascular habían iniciado el tratamiento (N=2.276. Los datos son oriundos del Proyecto TRS - "Evaluación económica-epidemiológica de las modalidades de Terapia renal Sustitutiva en Brasil". Fue utilizada la regresión logística múltiple. RESULTADOS: Aproximadamente 30% de los pacientes tenían acceso vascular arteriovenoso. Los factores asociados a la baja probabilidad de tener acceso vascular arteriovenoso como primer tipo de acceso fueron: tiempo de diagnóstico de enfermedad renal crónica anterior a la entrada en hemodiálisis OBJETIVO: Analisar fatores associados à provisão de acesso vascular arteriovenoso no Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, nacionalmente representativo, com pacientes com doença renal crônica terminal acompanhados em serviços de diálise ou em centros transplantadores no ano de 2007. A amostra incluiu apenas pacientes que tiveram a hemodiálise como primeira modalidade de tratamento e que sabiam com que tipo de acesso vascular haviam iniciado o tratamento (N = 2.276. Os dados são oriundos do Projeto TRS - "Avaliação econômico-epidemiológica das modalidades de Terapia Renal Substitutiva no Brasil". Regressão logística múltipla foi utilizada. RESULTADOS: Aproximadamente 30% dos pacientes tinham acesso vascular arteriovenoso. Os fatores associados à baixa probabilidade de ter acesso vascular arteriovenoso como primeiro tipo de acesso foram: tempo de diagnóstico de doença renal crônica anterior à entrada em hemodiálise < 1 ano, menor tempo de tratamento dialítico, não possuir cobertura de plano de saúde, residir na região Centro-Oeste, Nordeste e Sudeste, e residir na região Norte e ao mesmo tempo não possuir cobertura de plano de saúde. No modelo final não foi observada associação do desfecho com variáveis socioeconômicas e comorbidades, mas sim com cuidados pré-diálise. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados mostram que, para aumentar a provisão de acesso vascular arteriovenoso antes do início da hemodiálise no Brasil, os esforços devem ser focados no cuidado pré-diálise.

  2. Repercussão de um protocolo fisioterapêutico intradialítico na funcionalidade pulmonar, força de preensão manual e qualidade de vida de pacientes renais crônicos

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    Elizabeth Rocha e Rocha

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A doença renal crônica consiste na perda lenta, progressiva e irreversível da função renal. É considerada um problema social e economico, pois está relacionada a inúmeras doenças associadas, bem como a altos gastos em saúde pública. Sabe-se que os pacientes dialíticos passam por longos períodos de restrição da atividade física repercutindo em disfungoes nos mais diversos sistemas e na qualidade de vida (QV. OBJETIVO: Verificar os efeitos de uma intervenção fisioterapêutica nos pacientes em hemodiálise para: função da musculatura respiratória, força de preensão manual e QV. METODOLOGIA: Estudo experimental, não randomizado, quantitativo e qualitativo; amostra de 13 pacientes, 43,69 ± 9,28 anos, submetidos à hemodiálise na Santa Casa de Diamantina/MG, selecionados por conveniência. Todos realizaram avaliação das pressões respiratórias máximas (PImáx e PEmáx e do pico de fluxo expiratório (PFE, antes e após a fisioterapia que consistiu de três sessões semanais, durante 2 meses de: exercícios para membros superiores, com técnica de FNP e respiração diafragmática; exercícios de fortalecimento para membros inferiores e exercícios com bola exercitadora para preensão manual. O tratamento estatístico foi realizado através do teste t de Student com valor de significância em p < 0,05. RESULTADOS: As médias respectivamente das variáveis pré- e pós-intervenção foram PI , (97,69 ± 28,3 cmH2O e 98,46 ± 23,399ªdriH2O p = 0,93; PEmáx (83,07 ± 31,19 cmH2O e 88,46 ± 14,05 cmH2O p = 0,46 e PFE (375,38 ± 75,23 L/min e 416,15 ± 57,37 L/min p = 0,02. A media do dinamometro pré-intervenção: 57,23 ± 17,39 kgf e pósintervenção: 56,61 ± 16,09 kgf. No SF-36, que avalia QV, observou-se melhora dos oito domínios, exceto do item 'vitalidade'. De todas as variáveis mensuradas, somente o PFE mostrou-se estatisticamente significante. CONCLUSÃO: O protocolo fisioterapêutico proposto não promoveu melhoras expressivas, do ponto de vista estatístico, nas variáveis analisadas em pacientes submetidos à hemodiálise, justificando-se em parte ao número pequeno da amostra, tempo do protocolo e intervenções propostas.

  3. Relação do sexo e da idade com nível de qualidade de vida em renais crônicos hemodialisados Relationship between gender and age with quality of life in chronic hemodialysis patients

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    Paulo Roberto Santos

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A taxa de mortalidade estacionada na última década e o aumento da prevalência de idosos entre hemodialisados motivaram o presente estudo que teve por objetivo determinar a relação do sexo e da idade com o nível de qualidade de vida (QV em portadores de insuficiência renal crônica sob terapia hemodialítica. MÉTODOS: Em uma amostra de 107 indivíduos submetidos à hemodiálise regular em uma Unidade de Diálise no interior do estado do Ceará, o Medical Outcomes Study Questionaire 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36 foi utilizado para medida da QV. Foi calculado o coeficiente de correlação de Pearson para estimar e testar a correlação linear entre idade e as pontuações geradas pelo SF-36, e as pontuações de acordo com o sexo foram comparadas pelo teste t e de Mann-Whitney quando indicado. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença entre as pontuações de acordo com o sexo. Foi encontrada correlação linear e negativa entre a idade e as dimensões de QV nomeadas capacidade funcional (r=-0,289, p=0,003, limitação por aspectos físicos (r=-0,224, p=0,020, dor (r=0,252, p=0,008, estado geral de saúde (r=-0,245, pBACKGROUND: The stagnant mortality rate of the last decade and the increased prevalence of aged people among hemodialysis patients motivated the present study to determine the relation of gender and age with the quality of life (QL of patients with chronic kidney failure treated with hemodialysis. METHODS: From the sample of 107 individuals who underwent regular hemodialysis in a Dialysis Unit in the interior of the state of Ceará, Brazil, the Medical Outcomes Study Questionnaire 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36 was used to assess quality of life. Pearson's correlation coefficient was used to calculate and to test the linear correlation between age and the score generated by the SF-36. The score for gender was compared by the t test and the Mann-Whitney when indicated. RESULTS: There was no difference between the score related to gender. There was no negative and linear correlation between age and the dimensions of QL named: Physical Functioning (r=-0.289, p=0.003, Physical Role (r=-0.224, p=0.020, Body Pain (r=0.252, p=0.008, General Health (r=-0.245, p<0.001, Vitality (r=-0.334, p<0.001 and Social Functioning (r=-0.270, p=0.005. There was no correlation between age and the dimensions: Role of Emotions (r=-0.149, p=0.125 and Mental Health (r=-0.158, p=0.103. CONCLUSION: Gender did not correlate with the level of QL among chronic hemodialysis patients, while there was a linear and negative correlation between age and the dimensions relating to the physical aspect of the QL.

  4. Embolização pré operatória de tumores renais com microparticulas esféricas de tecnologia nacional. (Spherus®-First line Brasil

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    Gaudencio Espinosa

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam pela primeira vez utilização de uma nova partícula para embolização, constituída de um núcleo de acetato de polivinil revestido por polivinil-álcool, de forma esférica (Spherus®-First Line Brasil, como preparo pré-operatório em três pacientes portadores de neoplasia renal, na intenção de diminuir o tamanho do tumor e prevenir complicações hemorrágicas durante o ato operatório. Estas novas partículas foram projetadas e elaboradas nos laboratórios da COPPE/UFRJ. A embolização intra-arterial pré-operatória com estas novas partículas ocasionou acentuada isquemia em todo o tecido tumoral facilitando o procedimento cirúrgico.

  5. Anti-inflamatórios não esteroides: Efeitos cardiovasculares, cérebro-vasculares e renais Antiinflamatorios no esteroides: efectos cardiovasculares, cerebrovasculares y renales Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and renal effects

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    Michel Batlouni

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Os anti-inflamatórios não esteroides (AINEs encontram-se entre os medicamentos mais prescritos em todo o mundo. Essa classe heterogênea de fármacos inclui a aspirina e vários outros agentes inibidores da ciclo-oxigenase (COX, seletivos ou não. Os AINEs não seletivos são os mais antigos, e designados como tradicionais ou convencionais. Os AINEs seletivos para a COX-2 são designados COXIBEs. Nos últimos anos, tem sido questionada a segurança do uso dos AINEs na prática clínica, particularmente dos inibidores seletivos da COX-2. As evidências sobre o aumento do risco cardiovascular com o uso de AINEs são ainda incompletos, pela ausência de ensaios randomizados e controlados com poder para avaliar desfechos cardiovasculares relevantes. Entretanto, os resultados de estudos clínicos prospectivos e de meta-análises indicam que os inibidores seletivos da COX-2 exercem importantes efeitos cardiovasculares adversos, que incluem aumento do risco de infarto do miocárdio, acidente vascular cerebral, insuficiência cardíaca, insuficiência renal e hipertensão arterial. O risco desses efeitos adversos é maior em pacientes com história prévia de doença cardiovascular ou com alto risco para desenvolvê-la. Nesses pacientes, o uso de inibidores da COX-2 deve ser limitado àqueles para os quais não há alternativa apropriada e, mesmo assim, somente em doses baixas e pelo menor tempo necessário. Embora os efeitos adversos mais frequentes tenham sido relacionados à inibição seletiva da COX-2, a ausência de seletividade para essa isoenzima não elimina completamente o risco de eventos cardiovasculares, de modo que todos os fármacos do largo espectro dos AINEs somente devem ser prescritos após consideração do balanço risco/benefício.Los antiinflamatorios no esteroides (AINEs se encuentran entre los medicamentos más prescriptos en todo el mundo. Esta clase heterogénea de fármacos incluye la aspirina y varios otros agentes inhibidores de la ciclo-oxigenase (COX, selectivos o no. Los AINEs no selectivos son los más antiguos, y designados como tradicionales o convencionales. Los AINEs selectivos para la COX-2 se designan COXIBEs. En los últimos años, ha sido cuestionada la seguridad del uso de los AINEs en la práctica clínica, particularmente de los inhibidores selectivos de la COX-2. Las evidencias sobre el aumento del riesgo cardiovascular con el uso de AINEs son todavía incompletas, debido a la ausencia de ensayos randomizados y controlados con poder para evaluar desenlaces cardiovasculares relevantes. Sin embargo, los resultados de estudios clínicos prospectivos y de metaanálisis indican que los inhibidores selectivos de la COX-2 ejercen importantes efectos cardiovasculares adversos, que incluyen aumento del riesgo de infarto del miocardio, accidente cerebrovascular, insuficiencia cardiaca, insuficiencia renal y hipertensión arterial. El riesgo de estos efectos adversos es mayor en pacientes con historia previa de enfermedad cardiovascular o con alto riesgo para desarrollarla. En estos pacientes, el uso de inhibidores de la COX-2 debe ser limitado a aquellos para los que no hay alternativa apropiada y, aun así, solamente en dosis bajas y por el menor tiempo necesario. Aunque los efectos adversos más frecuentes se relacionen a la inhibición selectiva de la COX-2, la ausencia de selectividad para esta isoenzima no elimina completamente el riesgo de eventos cardiovasculares, de modo que todos los fármacos del largo espectro de los AINEs se deben prescribir solamente tras consideración del balance riesgo/beneficio.The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs are among the most often prescribed drugs in the world. This heterogeneous class of drugs includes aspirin and several other selective or non-selective cyclooxygenase (COX inhibitors. The non-selective NSAIDs are the oldest ones and are called traditional or conventional NSAIDs. The selective NSAIDs are called COX-2 inhibitors. In recent years, the safety of NSAID use in clinical practice has been questioned, especially that of the selective COX-2 inhibitors. The evidence on the increase in cardiovascular risk with the use of NSAIDs is still scarce, due to the lack of randomized and controlled studies with the capacity of evaluating relevant cardiovascular outcomes. However, the results of prospective clinical trials and meta-analyses indicate that the selective COX-2 inhibitors present important adverse cardiovascular effects, which include increased risk of myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accident, heart failure, kidney failure and arterial hypertension. The risk of these adverse effects is higher among patients with a previous history of cardiovascular disease or those at high risk to develop it. In these patients, the use of COX-2 inhibitors must be limited to those for which there is no appropriate alternative and, even in these cases, only at low doses and for as little time as possible. Although the most frequent adverse effects have been related to the selective COX-2 inhibition, the absence of selectiveness for this isoenzyme does not completely eliminate the risk of cardiovascular events; therefore, all drugs belonging to the large spectrum of NSAIDs should only be prescribed after consideration of the risk/benefit balance.

  6. Tirosina hidroxilase como marcador da atividade simpática em artérias musculares esqueléticas e renais de ratos normotensos: efeitos do treinamento fisico.

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    2007-01-01

    Apesar de não alterar a pressão de normotensos, o treinamento físico (T) promove importantes ajustes periféricos e adapatações centrais do controle cardiovascular mediados pelo vago e simpático. Neste trabalho investigamos os efeitos do T (55% da capacidade máxima) sobre a inervação simpática vascular para os territórios muscular esquelético (locomotor e não locomotor) e renal e adrenais, através de imunohistoquimica e Western Blot para Tirosina-Hidroxilase (TH). T aumentou a capacidade físic...

  7. Estudo da sístole elétrica ventricular nos insuficientes renais crônicos hemodialisados Study of ventricular electrical systole in patients with end-stage kidney disease on hemodialysis

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Os indivíduos com insuficiência renal crônica terminal estão sujeitos a um elevado estresse cardíaco pelo carácter repetitivo e intermitente da terapia dialítica. As alterações na sístole elétrica ventricular induzidas pela necessária terapia dialítica são um contributo importante na predição da ocorrência de morte súbita arrítmica na insuficiência renal crônica terminal. OBJETIVO: O objetivo principal desta investigação é avaliar o comportamento da repolarização ventricular em face da terapia dialítica, mediante o estudo do intervalo QTc e dispersão do QTc. MÉTODOS: A amostra em estudo inclui 47 indivíduos sujeitos a hemodiálise (61,7% do sexo masculino e 38,3% do sexo feminino com idade média de 66,79 ± 13,16 anos. Todos os indivíduos foram sujeitos a três eletrocardiogramas realizados em três momentos durante a terapia dialítica (pré, durante e após a sessão, sendo posteriormente analisada a sístole elétrica ventricular. RESULTADOS: Ocorreu um aumento do intervalo QTc máximo e da dispersão do QTc associado à terapia dialítica. Aliado ao aumento desses intervalos ocorreu um aumento do número de indivíduos com critérios eletrocardiográficos para hipertrofia ventricular esquerda, registando-se no período pós-diálise uma média superior do intervalo QTc máximo (473 ± 27,63 mseg e da dispersão do QTc (58,95 ± 18,87 mseg desses indivíduos, comparativamente aos indivíduos sem HVE, 455,21 ± 26,85 mseg e 44 ± 16,41 mseg, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: O presente estudo confirmou um aumento do intervalo QTc e da dispersão do QTc associado à terapia dialítica. Esse aspecto reforça a dependência da repolarização ventricular em relação ao equilíbrio hídrico e eletrolítico e sugere um perfil de maior vulnerabilidade arrítmica associada à terapia dialítica.BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD experience elevated cardiac stress because of the repetitive and intermittent character of dialysis. Changes in ventricular electrical systole induced by necessary dialysis significantly contribute to predict sudden death due to arrhythmia in ESKD. OBJECTIVE: The major objective of this study was to assess the behavior of ventricular repolarization in dialysis by analyzing QTc interval and QTc dispersion. METHODS: This study sample consisted of 47 patients undergoing hemodialysis (61.7% males and 38.3% females, whose mean age was 66.79±13.16 years. All of them underwent three electrocardiograms performed before, during and after one dialysis session. Ventricular electrical systole was analyzed later. RESULTS: An increase in maximum QTc interval and QTc dispersion associated with dialysis was observed. In addition, an increase in the number of individuals meeting the electrocardiographic criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH was observed. After dialysis, higher means of the maximum QTc interval (473 ± 27.63 mseg and of the QTc dispersion (58.95 ± 18.87 mseg were observed in individuals with LVH as compared with those in individuals without LVH (455.21 ± 26.85 mseg and 44 ± 16.41 mseg, respectively. CONCLUSION: This study confirmed an increase in the QTc interval and QTc dispersion associated with dialysis. That emphasizes the dependence of ventricular repolarization on fluid and electrolyte balance, and suggests a profile of higher vulnerability to arrhythmia associated with dialysis .

  8. Avaliação dos medicamentos utilizados e possíveis interações medicamentosas em doentes renais crônicos = Assessment of used medications and drug-drug interactions among chronic renal failure patients

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    Sgnaolin, Vanessa

    2014-01-01

    Conclusões: A prevalência de potenciais interações medicamentosas nos pacientes em hemodiálise foi elevada e esteve intimamente ligada ao número de medicamentos utilizados por cada paciente. A população com doença renal crônica necessita do uso de vários medicamentos, portanto é importante a seleção cuidadosa de alternativas terapêuticas, através da assistência farmacêutica, para o uso eficaz, racional e seguro de medicamentos

  9. Megacarióticos e neoplasias experimentais: 4. Estudo do pulmão, fígado supra-renais e gânglios linfáticos

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    Full Text Available Foi feita uma avaliação da presença de megacariócitos no pulmão, fígado, supra-reanais e gânglios linfáticos de animais portadores do Sarcoma 180. Concluímos que: 1. O número de megacariócitos encontrados no pulmão, estaria estreitamente correlacionado com o número de megacariócitos formados na medula. 2. Em determinadas circuntâncias (neste caso neoplasias o número de megacariócitos no pulmão, aumenta como conseqüência de uma ativa megacariocitopoiese medular. 3. Os megacariócitos encontrados no pulmão dêstes animais apresentam núcleos extraordianàriamente polimorfos e às vêzes picnóticos. 4. Nos animais portadores de neoplasia (Sarcoma 180 encontram-se megacariócitos no fígado.In the course of the study of megakaryocytes of mice with grafted tumors (Sarcoma 180, sections of the lungs, liver, adrenals and lymphatic nodes were observed. This study resulted in the following: 1. A correlation was found between the occurrence of these cells in the lungs and the medullary megakaryocytopoiesis. 2. Under pathologic conditions (neoplasms which stimulate megakaryocytopoiesis, the numbers of pulmonary megakaryocytes were increased. In the inoculated mice, the more common among the megakaryocytes were the largest forms with multilobulated nucleous mostly piknotic. 4. Megakaryocytes were observed frequently in the liver of mice with Sarcoma 180.

  10. Uma estratégia para redução de risco cardiovascular em pacientes transplantados renais A strategy to improve the cardiovascular risk factor profile in renal transplant patients

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    Denise Leite

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A doença cardiovascular representa a principal causa de morbidade, mortalidade e perda de função do enxerto em receptores de transplante renal (RTR. O tratamento agressivo dos fatores de risco é fortemente recomendado. Entretanto, há um gap entre a terapia baseada em evidência recomendada e o manejo cardiovascular eficaz nesta população. OBJETIVO: Estabelecer uma estratégia de controle de fatores de risco cardiovascular para RTR. MÉTODOS: O risco cardiovascular de 300 RTR de uma Unidade de Transplante Renal foi avaliado através dos critérios de Framingham. Intervenções nos fatores de risco modificáveis foram sugeridas aos médicos assistentes através de cartas anexadas aos prontuários dos pacientes, incluindo modificações no estilo de vida, controle de pressão arterial e uso de tratamento anti-plaquetário e hipolipemiante. Os perfis dos fatores de risco foram re-avaliados depois de 6 e 12 meses. RESULTADOS: A maioria dos pacientes apresentava alto risco cardiovascular (58%. Após 12 meses, a proporção de pacientes recebendo tratamento anti-plaquetário, anti-hipertensivo ou hipolipemiante tinha aumentado de forma significante (29 para 51%, 83 para 92% e 3 para 46%, p BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease represents the leading cause of morbidity, mortality and graft function loss in renal transplant recipients (RTR. Aggressive treatment of risk factors is strongly advocated. However, there is a gap between recommended evidence-based therapy and effective cardiovascular management in that population. OBJECTIVE: To establish a cardiovascular risk factor control strategy for RTR. METHODS: The cardiovascular risk of 300 RTR of a renal transplant unit was assessed using the Framingham criteria. Interventions on modifiable risk factors were suggested to attending physicians by letters attached to patients' charts, including lifestyle modifications, blood pressure control and use of antiplatelet and lipid-lowering therapy. Risk factor profiles were re-evaluated after 6 and 12 months. RESULTS: Most patients were at high cardiovascular risk (58%. After 12 months, the proportion of patients on antiplatelet, antihypertensive and lipid-lowering therapy was significantly increased (29 to 51%, 83 to 92% and 3 to 46%, p < 0.001, respectively. Total cholesterol and triglyceride levels decreased (237 to 215 mg/dl, p = 0.001 and 244 to 221 mg/dl, p = 0.03. Although a non-significant reduction in LDL levels was observed (136 to 116 mg/dl, p = 0.12, patients starting statins within the first 6 months of the study presented a significant 25% reduction in LDL (159 to 119 mg/dl, p < 0.001. The proportion of patients with complete plasma lipid evaluation was also increased (27% to 49%, p < 0.001. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that a simple, inexpensive strategy significantly improves the cardiovascular risk profile of RTR, potentially translating into marked benefits for long-term graft function and life expectancy.

  11. Correlation of immunosuppression scheme with renal graft complications detected by dynamic renal scintigraphy; Correlacao do esquema de imunossupressao com complicacoes pos-operatorias de transplantes renais atraves do uso da cintilografia renal dinamica

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    Martins, Flavia Paiva Proenca [Universidade do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), RJ (Brazil). Inst. Biomedico; Goncalves, Renato Teixeira [Hospital Universitario Clementino Fraga Filho, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Unidade de Transplante Renal; Fonseca, Lea Miriam Barbosa da [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Gutfilen, Bianca [Universidade do Estado, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Centro Biomedico]. E-mail: audiocompany@unikey.com.br

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    Dynamic renal scintigraphy allows the diagnosis of complications in patients submitted to organ transplantation, such as perfusion abnormalities, acute tubular necrosis and rejection. In this study we employed {sup 99m} Tc-DTPA scintigraphy to study patients submitted to kidney transplantation. The results obtained and the clinical findings were conjunctively analyzed in order to detect graft rejection or other complications. The type of immunosuppressive scheme used was also correlated with the observed complications. Fifty-five patients submitted to kidney transplantation from 1989 to 1999 were evaluated. All patients with nephrotoxicity received a 3-drug immunosuppressive scheme. In this study, acute rejection was the most frequent complication (40.4%) observed following transplantation. Thirteen of 15 recipients of cadaveric kidney grafts presented acute tubular necrosis. Only one false-positive case was observed when scintigraphy and clinical findings were not concordant. We suggest carrying out renal scintigraphy to follow-up post-transplantation patients. (author)

  12. Avaliação da condição bucal em pacientes renais crônicos submetidos à hemodiálise Evaluation of oral condition of patients with chronic renal failure submitted to hemodialysis

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    Cláudia Régia de Souza Dias

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a condição bucal dos pacientes com insuficiência renal crônica submetidos à hemodiálise, no município de São Luís, comparando os três centros de referência da cidade e os tempos de hemodiálise. MÉTODOS: A amostra foi constituída por 107 pacientes, nos quais analisou-se o índice de placa (IP e a prevalência de cárie dentária (CPO-D. Os pacientes foram categorizados em três grupos, de acordo com o tempo de hemodiálise (3 meses a 3 anos. Os dados obtidos foram submetidos aos testes estatísticos ANOVA e Kruskal-Wallis, com nível de significância de 5%. RESULTADOS: As médias/desvios padrão do IP nos grupos foram, respectivamente, 0.91±0.61; 1.04±0.60 e 1.25±0.67. Quanto ao CPO-D destes grupos, as médias/desvios padrão foram 13.63±8.91; 13.89±8.12 e 16.79±7.31. Não houve diferenças significativas entre os centros, nem entre os tempos de hemodiálise estudados. CONCLUSÃO: O tempo de tratamento da doença não alterou ou interferiu no acúmulo de placa bacteriana e na prevalência de cárie dentária. Houve uniformidade na condição bucal dos pacientes nos três centros estudados.BACKGROUND: Evaluate the oral conditions of patients with chronic renal failure submitted to hemodialysis in the city of São Luís, by comparing three reference centers and the times of hemodialysis. METHODS: The sample consisted of 107 patients, distributed among the centers. Plaque Index (IP and Dental Caries Prevalence (DMF-T were evaluated. Patients were subdivided into three groups according to time of hemodialysis (3 months to 3 years. Data were analyzed using the ANOVA and the Kruskal-Wallis test with a level of significance of 5%. RESULTS: Plaque index averages in the groups were respectively, 0.91±0.67; 1.04±0.60; 1.25±0.61. The averages of DMF-T in the respective groups were 13.63±8.91; 13.89±8.12; 16.79±7.31. There were no significant differences between the centers of reference and the times of hemodialysis. CONCLUSION: Time of treatment of the disease did not change or interfere on plaque accumulation and prevalence of the dental caries. There was uniformity in the patients' oral condition in the three reference centers under study.

  13. Hepatitis virus infection and chronic liver disease among atomic-bomb survivors

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    Fujiwara, Saeko; Cologne, John; Akahoshi, Masazumi [Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima (Japan); Kusumi, Shizuyo [Institute of Radiation Epidemiology, Radiation Effects Association, Tokyo (Japan); Kodama, Kazunori; Yoshizawa, Hiroshi [Hiroshima University School of Medicine, Hiroshima (Japan)

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    Hepatitis C and B virus (HCV, HBV) infection plays a crucial role in the etiology of chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma, which have been reported to increase with radiation dose among the atomic bomb survivors. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether radiation exposure altered the prevalence of hepatitis virus infection or accelerated the progress toward chronic hepatitis after hepatitis virus infection. Levels of serum antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV), HBs antigen (HBsAg), and anti-HBs antibody (anti-HBs) were measured for 6,121 participants in the Adult Health Study of atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. No relationship was found between anti-HCV prevalence and radiation dose, after adjusting for age, sex, city, history of blood transfusion, acupuncture, and family history, but prevalence of anti-HCV was significantly lower overall among the radiation-exposed people (relative prevalence 0.84, p=0.022) compared to people with estimated radiation dose 0 Gy. No significant interaction was found between any of the above mentioned risk factors and radiation dose. People with anti-HCV positive had 13 times higher prevalence of chronic liver disease than those without anti-HCV. However, the radiation dose response for chronic liver disease among anti-HCV positive survivors may be greater than that among anti-HCV negative survivors (slope ratio 20), but the difference was marginally significant (p=0.097). Prevalence of HBsAg increased with whole-body kerma. However, no trend with radiation dose was found in the anti-HBs prevalence. In the background, prevalence of chronic liver disease in people with HBsAg-positive was approximately three times higher that in those without HBsAg. No difference in slope of the dose was found among HBsAg positive and negative individuals (slope: HBsAg positive 0.91/Gy, HBsAg negative 0.11/Gy, difference p=0.66). In conclusion, no dose-response relationship was found between

  14. New preclinical antimalarial drugs potently inhibit hepatitis C virus genotype 1b RNA replication.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Persistent hepatitis C virus (HCV infection causes chronic liver diseases and is a global health problem. Although new triple therapy (pegylated-interferon, ribavirin, and telaprevir/boceprevir has recently been started and is expected to achieve a sustained virologic response of more than 70% in HCV genotype 1 patients, there are several problems to be resolved, including skin rash/ageusia and advanced anemia. Thus a new type of anti-HCV drug is still needed. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Recently developed HCV drug assay systems using HCV-RNA-replicating cells (e.g., HuH-7-derived OR6 and Li23-derived ORL8 were used to evaluate the anti-HCV activity of drug candidates. During the course of the evaluation of anti-HCV candidates, we unexpectedly found that two preclinical antimalarial drugs (N-89 and its derivative N-251 showed potent anti-HCV activities at tens of nanomolar concentrations irrespective of the cell lines and HCV strains of genotype 1b. We confirmed that replication of authentic HCV-RNA was inhibited by these drugs. Interestingly, however, this anti-HCV activity did not work for JFH-1 strain of genotype 2a. We demonstrated that HCV-RNA-replicating cells were cured by treatment with only N-89. A comparative time course assay using N-89 and interferon-α demonstrated that N-89-treated ORL8 cells had more rapid anti-HCV kinetics than did interferon-α-treated cells. This anti-HCV activity was largely canceled by vitamin E. In combination with interferon-α and/or ribavirin, N-89 or N-251 exhibited a synergistic inhibitory effect. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: We found that the preclinical antimalarial drugs N-89 and N-251 exhibited very fast and potent anti-HCV activities using cell-based HCV-RNA-replication assay systems. N-89 and N-251 may be useful as a new type of anti-HCV reagents when used singly or in combination with interferon and/or ribavirin.

  15. Hepatitis virus infection and chronic liver disease among atomic-bomb survivors

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    Fujiwara, Saeko; Cologne, John; Akahoshi, Masazumi; Kusumi, Shizuyo; Kodama, Kazunori; Yoshizawa, Hiroshi

    2000-01-01

    Hepatitis C and B virus (HCV, HBV) infection plays a crucial role in the etiology of chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma, which have been reported to increase with radiation dose among the atomic bomb survivors. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether radiation exposure altered the prevalence of hepatitis virus infection or accelerated the progress toward chronic hepatitis after hepatitis virus infection. Levels of serum antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV), HBs antigen (HBsAg), and anti-HBs antibody (anti-HBs) were measured for 6,121 participants in the Adult Health Study of atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. No relationship was found between anti-HCV prevalence and radiation dose, after adjusting for age, sex, city, history of blood transfusion, acupuncture, and family history, but prevalence of anti-HCV was significantly lower overall among the radiation-exposed people (relative prevalence 0.84, p=0.022) compared to people with estimated radiation dose 0 Gy. No significant interaction was found between any of the above mentioned risk factors and radiation dose. People with anti-HCV positive had 13 times higher prevalence of chronic liver disease than those without anti-HCV. However, the radiation dose response for chronic liver disease among anti-HCV positive survivors may be greater than that among anti-HCV negative survivors (slope ratio 20), but the difference was marginally significant (p=0.097). Prevalence of HBsAg increased with whole-body kerma. However, no trend with radiation dose was found in the anti-HBs prevalence. In the background, prevalence of chronic liver disease in people with HBsAg-positive was approximately three times higher that in those without HBsAg. No difference in slope of the dose was found among HBsAg positive and negative individuals (slope: HBsAg positive 0.91/Gy, HBsAg negative 0.11/Gy, difference p=0.66). In conclusion, no dose-response relationship was found between

  16. Seropositive abdominal and thoracic donor organs are largely underutilized.

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    Taylor, R M; Pietroski, R E; Hagan, M; Eisenbrey, A B; Fontana, R J

    2010-12-01

    The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology and utilization of anti-hepatitis B core protein(+) and anti-hepatitis C virus(+) organ donor referrals in a large organ procurement organization. Between 1995 and 2006, 3,134 deceased organ donor referrals were tested for anti-HBc and anti-HCV using commercial assays. The prevalence of anti-HCV(+) organ donor referrals significantly increased from 3.4% in 1994-1996 to 8.1% in 2003-2005 (P organ donor referrals remained unchanged at 3%-4% (P = .20). The 112 anti-HBc(+) (3.5%) and 173 anti-HCV(+) (5.5%) organ donor referrals were significantly older and more likely to be noncaucasian than seronegative organ donor referrals (P donor organs were significantly lower compared with seronegative organ donors (P donors over time (21% vs 46%; P = .026), whereas utilization of anti-HCV(+) liver donors remained unchanged over time (5% vs 18%; P = .303). In summary, the proportion of anti-HCV(+) organ donor referrals has significantly increased and the proportion of anti-HBc(+) organ donor referrals has remained stable. Both thoracic and abdominal organs from seropositive donors are largely underutilized. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. General seroprevalence of hepatitis and hepatitis B virus infections in population

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    Khokar, N.; Gill, M.L.; Malik, G.J.

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection by detection of anti-HCV and hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) in general population of Pakistan. Materials and Methods: Sera of healthy adult individuals who presented for medical evaluation as a pre-employment criteria in the Gulf region were examined for presence of hepatitis B surface antigen and anti-HCV antibody. Alanine aminotransferase levels were also determined. Results: A total of 47,538 individuals were examined. Out of these, 2528 (5.31%) were positive for anti-HCV and 1221 (2.56%) individuals had positive HBsAg. Hepatitis B surface antigen and anti-HCV both were found in 92 (0.19%) individuals. Mean age of subjects, positive for HCV antibody was 44 years and 40.5 years for HBV. Ninety-four percent individuals were males and 6% were females. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) was normal in 56% of subjects with positive HCV and 84% of individuals with HBV. Conclusion: This study which evaluated predominantly a healthy male population, showed a high seroprevalence of anti-HCV and average seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus infection. A large majority of these patients was young and had normal ALT. (author)

  18. Hepatitis A virus infection suppresses hepatitis C virus replication and may lead to clearance of HCV.

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    Deterding, Katja; Tegtmeyer, Björn; Cornberg, Markus; Hadem, Johannes; Potthoff, Andrej; Böker, Klaus H W; Tillmann, Hans L; Manns, Michael P; Wedemeyer, Heiner

    2006-12-01

    The significance of hepatitis A virus (HAV) super-infection in patients with chronic hepatitis C had been a matter of debate. While some studies suggested an incidence of fulminant hepatitis A of up to 35%, this could not be confirmed by others. We identified 17 anti-HCV-positive patients with acute hepatitis A from a cohort of 3170 anti-HCV-positive patients recruited at a single center over a period of 12 years. Importantly, none of the anti-HCV-positive patients had a fulminant course of hepatitis A. HCV-RNA was detected by PCR in 84% of the anti-HCV-positive/anti-HAV-IgM-negative patients but only in 65% of anti-HCV-positive patients with acute hepatitis A (p=0.03), indicating suppression of HCV replication during hepatitis A. Previous HAV infection had no effect on HCV replication. After recovery from hepatitis A, an increased HCV replication could be demonstrated for 6 out of 9 patients with serial quantitative HCV-RNA values available while 2 patients remained HCV-RNA negative after clearance of HAV throughout follow-up of at least 2 years. HAV super-infection is associated with decreased HCV-RNA replication which may lead to recovery from HCV in some individuals. Fulminant hepatitis A is not frequent in patients with chronic hepatitis C recruited at a tertiary referral center.

  19. Efficacy of immunoassay chromatography test for hepatitis-C antibodies detection

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    Batool, A.; Khan, M.I.; Bano, K.A.

    2009-01-01

    To asses the efficacy of commercially available tests device method for anti HCV detection. Methods: Total 2000 blood samples for detection of anti HCV were screened initially by immuno chromatographic method. Those found positive on initial screening were re-tested by ELISA method at the Biochemistry Laboratory of the Pakistan Medical Research Council, Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore. Results: Out of a total of 2,000 blood samples, 177 were found to be initially reactive/positive for anti-HCV with immuno chromatographic method. When these reactive/positive samples were retested for confirmation with ELISA, 47 blood samples were found to have tested falsely positive for anti-HCV. Overall 2.35% of blood samples were found to be tested false positive for anti-HCV by immuno chromatographic device method. Conclusions: Immuno chromatographic device method test is rapid and simple, which can be used in setting with limited facility when rapid testing is required. However it should not be used as sole criteria for diagnosis but should serve the purpose of initial screening only. Further research is required to establish the reliability of such devices for their specificity and sensitivity. (author)

  20. Frequency of hepatitis C in obstetric cases

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    Rizvi, T.J.H.; Fatima, H.

    2003-01-01

    Objective: To compare the frequency of antihepatitis C virus (HCV) after single blood transfusion, multiple blood transfusion and in non-transfused obstetric cases. Patients and methods: Patients included in the study after single transfusion were 38, after multiple transfusion 39, and controls 120. History of patients regarding all the relevant information and clinical examination were recorded on a specially-designed and coded proforma. Anti-HCV was detected by Roche HCV EIA 2nd generation kit method in all cases and controls. Descriptive statistics and frequency of anti HCV each group was calculated using SPSS version 10. Results: Frequency of anti-HCV among patients with single blood transfusion was 13.2% (5), with multiple transfusion was 15.4% (6) and 6.6% (8) in non-transfused subjects. Conclusion: Anti-HCV frequency after one pint blood was almost same (13.2%) as after multiple transfusion (15.4%). This positively provided a firm argument for the necessity of a nationwide blood donor screening for anti-HCV by most sensitive immunoassay. Equally important was the need for clear cut indication for single blood transfusion. (author)

  1. Frequency of anti hepatitis C virus antibodies amongst sanitary workers in a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan

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    Khan, A.Z.; Razzaq, K.; Ansari, J.K.; Niazzi, S.K.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To determine the frequency of anti Hepatitis C Virus antibodies in sanitary workers at Military Hospital Rawalpindi and to identify additional risk factors in them for hepatitis C infection. Cross sectional study Place and Duration of Study: Department of medicine, Military Hospital (M.H.), Rawalpindi, Pakistan over six months. Patients and Methods: All sanitary workers working at Military Hospital Rawalpindi were tested for anti HCV antibodies by third generation ELISA. Results: Six percent of the study population was found to be positive for anti HCV antibodies. Conclusion: The frequency of anti HCV antibodies is fairly high in sanitary workers, working in this tertiary care hospital studied. HCV infection is more frequent in those sanitary workers who have longer duration of service. (author)

  2. Frequency of hepatitis b, hepatitis c and hiv infections amongst employees of a united nations peace keeping mission

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    Khan, I.; Arshad, A.R.; Ibrahim, A

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To determine the frequency of HBsAg, anti HCV antibodies and anti HIV antibodies amongst UNAMID employees attending our dental clinics. Study Design: Observational study. Place and Duration of Study: The study was carried out at Pakistan Field Hospital Level III, Nyala, Sudan from Oct 2011 to Dec 2011. Patients and methods: All patients who were to undergo some dental surgical procedure had their HBsAg, anti HCV antibodies and anti HIV antibodies status checked by immunochromatographic technique prior to the procedure. Results: Out of the 156 patients studied, HBsAg was detectable in 7.7% and anti HCV antibodies in 1.3% of the patients. None tested positive for anti HIV antibodies. Conclusion: Hepatitis B and C infections do occur in our patient population. However HIV infections are not seen. (author)

  3. Frequency and risk factors of hepatitis c virus in pregnant women attending military hospital rawalpindi

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    Anwar, R.; Razzaq, K.; Imran, A.

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To determine the frequency of anti-Hepatitis C virus antibodies in pregnant ladies attending Military Hospital Rawalpindi and to analyze risk factors for disease acquisition in them. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of gynaecology and obstetrics Military Hospital Rawalpindi, from Feb 2013 to Jul 2013. Material and Methods: All pregnant ladies attending Military Hospital Rawalpindi were tested for anti HCV antibodies by third generation ELISA method and evaluation of potential risk factors for acquisition of HCV infection was done. Results: Six point ninety five percent of study population was found to be positive for anti HCV antibodies. Conclusion: Six point nine five percentage of study pregnant ladies were found to have anti HCV antibodies. These HCV positive pregnant women were more likely to have history of blood transfusion, therapeutic injection use and surgery. (author)

  4. Hepatitis C prevalence among HIV-infected patients in Guinea-Bissau

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    Hønge, Bo Langhoff; Jespersen, Sanne; Medina, Candida

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: To estimate the prevalence and determine the clinical presentation of risk factors of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among HIV-infected patients in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we included individuals who had a routine blood analysis performed during...... the period April 28 to September 30, 2011. Patient samples were tested for HCV antibodies (anti-HCV) with a chemiluminescence test (Architect, Abbott, USA) and INNO-LIA HCV Score (Innogenetics, Belgium). HCV viral load and genotype were analyzed using an in-house real-time PCR method. Results: In total, 576...... patients were included (417 HIV-1, 104 HIV-2, and 55 HIV-1/2). Ten (1.7%) patients were anti-HCV-positive and eight (1.4%) patients had detectable HCV RNA; all were genotype 2. In a multivariable logistic regression analysis, age >50 years was associated with anti-HCV reactivity (p

  5. Epidemiology of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections in pregnant women in Sana’a, Yemen

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    Background Screening for Hepatitis B and C during pregnancy may help to decide on appropriate antiviral therapy and the institution of steps to minimize vertical transmission to the newborn infants. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted during November–December 2011 to investigate the seroprevalence and associated risk factors for markers of HBV (hepatitis B surface antigen; HBsAg) and anti-HCV antibody among pregnant women at the Al-Thawra hospital in Sana’a, Yemen. Structured questionnaires were used to obtain sociodemographic obstetrics and medical data and sera were tested for HBsAg and anti-HCV. Results Of the 400 pregnant women enrolled in the study, HBsAg and anti-HCV were detected in 43 (10.8%; 95% CI: 8.0–14.0%) and 34 (8.5%, 95% CI: 6.0–11.5%) women, respectively. None of the women were co-infected with HBV and HCV. Multivariate analysis showed that circumcision was significantly associated with HBsAg seropositivity (OR = 3.3, 95% CI: 1.1–10.2; p = 0.03), low parity (primigravidae and secundigravidae) and education below secondary level were significantly associated with anti- HCV seropositivity (OR = 3.3, 95% CI: 1.1–10.2; p = 0.03). No other sociodemographic or clinical characteristics (age, residence, history of home delivery, miscarriage, dental manipulation, surgery, and blood transfusion) were significantly associated with HBsAg or anti-HCV seropositivity. Conclusion The results of this study suggest that HBsAg and anti-HCV have high prevalence among pregnant women. PMID:23758990

  6. Role of signal-to-cut-off ratios of anti-hepatitis C virus antibody by enzyme immunoassays along with ID-NAT for screening of whole blood donors in India

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    Satyam Arora

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The use of elevated signal-to-cut off ratios (S/CO as an alternate to further supplemental testing (i.e., RIBA has been included in the guidelines provided by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention for HCV diagnostic purposes since 2003. With availability of screening by NAT and non availability of RIBA, further confirmation of HCV infection has been possible at the molecular level (RNA. Aims: To study the role of S/CO ratios of anti hepatitis C virus antibody detection by enzyme immunoassays (EIA along with ID-NAT for screening of whole blood donors. Methods: In this study we reviewed the donor screening status for anti HCV from January 2013 to May 2014. All the donations were screened for anti HCV with fourth generation ELISA (BioRad Monolisa Ag-Ab Ultra as well as with ID NAT (Procleix Ultrio. The S/CO ratio of all the anti-HCV reactive samples were analysed for their presence of HCV RNA. Results: On screening 21,115 donors for HCV, 83 donors (0.39% were found reactive on pilot tube and repeat plasma bag testing (S/Co ratio ≥1 by ELISA. 41 donors were HCV RNA reactive with ID-NAT. 4 samples out of 41 were NAT yields and 37 were concordant reactive with ELISA. The S/Co ratio of anti-HCV reactive samples ranged from 0.9-11.1 [mean = 5.1; SD ΁ 2.9] whereas S/Co ratio of anti HCV and NAT reactive samples (concordant positives ranged from 4.1-11.1 [mean 7.3]. In our analysis we found that S/CO ratio of 4 showed positive predictive value (PPV and sensitivity of 100%. Summary/Conclusions: Our study showed that S/CO of 4 for anti HCV on ELISA would have maximum positive predictive value of having donor with HCV RNA. S/CO ratio of 4 is very close to 3.8 which was the CDC guideline. The presence of anti-HCV does not distinguish between current or past infections but a confirmed anti-HCV-positive result indicates the need for counseling and medical evaluation for HCV infection.

  7. Prevalence of hepatitis C Virus infection among hemophiliacs in Central Brazil

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    Adriana P Barbosa

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available In order to investigate the hepatitis C virus (HCV infection prevalence and risk factors in hemophiliacs in Central Brazil, 90 patients were interviewed and serum samples tested for HCV RNA and anti-HCV antibodies. An overall prevalence of 63.3% (CI 95%: 53.0-72.7 was found. Multivariate analysis of risk factors showed that number of blood transfusions was significantly associated with this infection. Most hemophiliacs received locally produced cryoprecipitate. All infected patients were transfused before the screening of blood units for anti-HCV. However, hemophiliacs who received exclusively screened cryoprecipitate were HCV negative. It confirms the expected decline in transfusion-acquired hepatitis C.

  8. Development of the nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detection of hepatitis C virus RNA in blood derivatives. Final report for the period 15 December 1994 - 15 December 1995

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    Pavelic, J.

    1996-07-01

    Testing for the presence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in blood derivatives used in clinical medicine is important to ensure the safety of such preparations. A reliable and reproducible method is described for the isolation of HCV RNA, subsequent reverse transcription and nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from blood derivatives. Of 17 batches of blood derivatives (14 negative for anti-HCV and 3 of unknown anti-HCV status) five were found to be positive in the nested PCR. (author). 4 refs, 3 figs, 1 tab

  9. High prevalence of hepatitis C infection among Brazilian hemodialysis patients in Rio de Janeiro: a one-year follow-up study Alta prevalência de infecção pelo virus da hepatite C em pacientes de hemodiálise do Rio de Janeiro: estudo de acompanhamento durante 1 ano

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    Full Text Available Nearly 400 hemodialysis patients treated at 5 different hemodialysis units in Rio de Janeiro were tested for one year for the presence of hepatitis C and B markers. During the same period, samples were also obtained from 35 continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD patients and from 242 health care workers. Depending on the hemodialysis unit studied, anti-HCV prevalence rates ranging from 47% to 82% (mean 65% were detected. CAPD patients showed a lower prevalence of 17%. The prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV among health care workers was 2.9%. We observed a hepatitis C attack rate of 11.5% per year in the anti-HCV-negative hemodialysis patient population. An average of 9.4% of the hemodialysis patients were chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus (HBV (range 1.8% - 20.4%, while 48.9% showed markers of previous HBV infection. The HBV attack rate was 4.5% per year (range 0% - 6%. These results indicate an alarming high prevalence of anti-HCV among hemodialysis patients of this studied region.Aproximadamente 400 pacientes de hemodiálise tratados em 5 diferentes unidades no Rio de Janeiro foram acompanhados durante 1 ano para presença de marcadores virais de hepatite B e C. Durante o mesmo período, amostras foram também de 35 pacientes ambulatoriais de diálise peritonial contínua (CAPD e de 242 funcionários das unidades. Dependendo da unidade em estudo foram detectadas prevalências de anti-HCV variando de 47% a 82% (média 65%. Pacientes de CAPD demonstraram uma baixa prevalência de 17%. A prevalência de anti-HCV em funcionários foi de 2.9%. Observamos uma taxa de ataque de hepatite C de 11.5% por ano na população paciente de hemodiálise anti-HCV-negativo. Uma média de 9.4% de pacientes de hemodiálise eram portadores crônicos do vírus da hepatite B (VHB (taxa de 1.8% a 20.4%, enquanto 48.9% apresentaram marcadores de infecção passada de HBV. A taxa de ataque de HBV foi de 4.5% por ano (taxa de 0% a

  10. Monitorização seqüencial do transplante renal com citologia aspirativa Aspiration citology in the sequential monitorization of kidney allografts

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    R.C. Manfro

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a utilidade da citologia aspirativa renal convencional na monitorização seqüencial da rejeição aguda de transplantes renais. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: 376 punções aspirativas renais em 30 pacientes transplantados. Os diagnósticos das situações clínicas em que as aspirações foram feitas foram estabelecidos de maneira independente. RESULTADOS: Na avaliação seqüencial "cega" obteve-se 82,7% de representatividade das amostras. Encontraram-se aumentos significativos do incremento corrigido total (ICT e dos números de células imunoativadas por lâmina nos episódios de rejeição aguda quando comparados aos valores obtidos durante os períodos de função estável do enxerto, necrose tubular aguda e nefrotoxicidade por ciclosporina. Os parâmetros diagnósticos para rejeição aguda foram: sensibilidade: 71,8%; especificidade: 87,3%; valor preditivo positivo: 50,9%; valor preditivo negativo: 94,4%; e acurácia: 84,9%. Os resultados falsos-positivos para rejeição foram devidos, principalmente, a infecção citomegálica ou subseqüentes ao uso de OKT3 para tratamento de episódios de rejeição aguda celular. Em 10 dos 11 resultados falsos-negativos, encontrou-se o diagnóstico de imunoativação incipiente, que deve ser considerado como um alerta para a possibilidade de rejeição aguda. CONCLUSÕES: A citologia aspirativa renal é um método útil na monitorização seqüencial da rejeição aguda no paciente transplantado renal. Os melhores resultados são obtidos quando os dados da citologia aspirativa são interpretados juntamente com o quadro clínico.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of kidney aspiration cytology in the sequential monitorization of acute rejection in renal transplant patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty patients were submitted to 376 aspirations. The clinical diagnoses were independently established. RESULTS: The representativity of the samples reached 82.7%. The total corrected increment index

  11. Immune Recovery Syndrome in the HIV-positive patient: Radiological Findings of Paradoxical Reactions; Sindrome de recuperacion inmune en el enfermo positivo al VIH: hallazgos radiologicos de reacciones paradojicas

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    Martinez, E.; Sanchez, M. A.; Torres, M.; Benito, J.; Avila, A. [Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid (Spain)

    2004-07-01

    To describe immune recovery syndrome (IRS) and related radiological findings in HIV-positive patients. To alert radiologists to the ever-increasingly frequent appearance of paradoxical reactions (PR) in granulomatous diseases under antiretroviral treatment. We present a retrospective study of 9 adult HIV-positive patients who showed IRS, 6 cases of tuberculosis (TBC), 2 cases of atypical mycobacterium and a case of sarcoidosis. At the time of IRS/PR diagnosis, any suspicion of infectious activity was excluded through the use of appropriate microbiological tests. clinical and radiological characteristics of the above mentioned cases are analyze here. All patients experienced a clinical and/or radiological worsening of condition following variable periods of antiretroviral and/or anti-tuberculosis treatment, and coinciding with viral load decrease and CD4-T-lymphocyte recovery. Diagnosis of IRS/PR was clinical in five cases and radiological in four. In all but one case, antiretroviral treatment had at some time been previously administered. IRS/PR is a diagnosis of exclusion which must be included in the differential diagnosis of newly appearing lesions or worsening of already existing ones in HIV-positive patients that have recently begun antiretroviral and/or anti-tuberculosis treatment. Such should be done after excluding drug resistance, treatment non-adherence and intercurrent disease. (Author) 8 refs.

  12. El 25 de noviembre como excusa : el espacio de los discursos en positivo. Análisis del tratamiento informativo de la violencia de género en la televisión

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    En los cambios a los que hemos asistido en las últimas décadas en el conocimiento y la concepción de la violencia de género, los medios de comunicación han tenido un papel predominante. Han contribuido a su visibilidad social y a la concienciación pero, al mismo tiempo actúan como constructores del marco de representación de la misma. Significados que estarán determinados por el enfoque, los modelos de hombres y mujeres representados o la centralidad adquirida en los informativos. Dada la imp...

  13. PET Study with false positive {sup 68}Ga-Dotatate caused by the presence of an accessory spleen; Estudio PET con {sup 68}Ga-Dotatate falso positivo causado por la presencia de un bazo accesorio

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    Massardo, Teresa [Centro PET de Imagenes Moleculares, Hospital Militar de Santiago / Seccion Medicina Nuclear, Departamento Medicina, Hospital Clinico Universidad de Chile. Santiago (Chile); Jofre, Josefina; Sierralta, M. Paulina; Canessa, Jose [Centro PET de Imagenes Moleculares, Hospital Militar de Santiago. Santiago (Chile)

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    Neuroendocrine tumors with somatostatin receptor expression are suitable for imaging with somatostatin analogues. {sup 68}Ga-labeled peptides are useful for the diagnosis, staging and assessment of therapeutic response of these tumors. However, for a correct interpretation it is necessary to know the normal biodistribution of somatostatin receptors in the body. Asymmetric adrenal uptake may be a normal variant to cause confusion, or an accessory or ectopic spleen can lead to a false positive result. We report a case of asymmetric adrenal uptake which was correctly considered as a normal variant, but an accessory spleen caused the false impression of being a metastasis from a previously resected primary carcinoid tumor.

  14. Proyecto de recuperación del valor de pertenencia positivo a través de la construcción de identidades sociales en grupos de culturas urbanas del barrio Jaime Roldós Aguilera.

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    This psychosocial intervention, focusing on a communitarian health promotion, was based on recovering the value of the positive ownership sense in teenagers from Jaime Roldós Aguilera neighborhood, through activities related to urban culture and art, in order to their insertion to the community; using elements of urban art such as graffiti, murals, music and break dance. The objective was to share the work that teenagers made and raise consciousness about art and urban culture reality in o...

  15. Head Start Service Guide for Children and Families with HIV or AIDS = Guia de Servicios para Ninos con V.I.H. Positivo y con Sindrome de Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida (S.I.D.A.) y sus Familias.

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    This document provides guidelines and procedures, in Spanish and English, for Head Start teachers in taking care of children with AIDS, or children who are HIV positive, and their families. The goal of the guide is to maximize participation of infected children in the Head Start program. The guide presents activities in three main stages:…

  16. Análisis de costo-efectividad en Colombia de anastrazol Vs. tamoxifeno como terapia inicial en mujeres con cáncer temprano de mama y receptor hormonal positivo

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    Óscar Gamboa

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    Conclusiones. La utilización de anastrazol genera un costo por año libre de recaída superior al producto interno bruto per cápita de Colombia (Col$ 7’521.363 para 2007. En consecuencia, resulta recomendable para Colombia continuar con el tamoxifeno por cinco años.

  17. Perfil socioeconômico e profissional de manipuladores de alimentos e o impacto positivo de um curso de capacitação em Boas Práticas de Fabricação

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    Gabriela Gianini Guilherme Devides

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Doenças transmitidas por alimentos constituem um problema de saúde pública em nível mundial e estão frequentemente associadas a falhas na manipulação dos alimentos. Conhecer o perfil socioeconômico e profissional, bem como o nível de conhecimento dos manipuladores de alimentos, é requisito essencial para o planejamento de políticas públicas e programas de capacitação visando a segurança e qualidade dos alimentos. Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o perfil socioeconômico e profissional de manipuladores de alimentos, e o impacto de um curso de capacitação em Boas Práticas de Fabricação (BPF realizado na cidade de Araraquara-SP, Brasil. Um total de 192 manipuladores respondeu a dois questionários: o primeiro, para avaliar o nível de conhecimento dos manipuladores sobre BPF antes (avaliação diagnóstica e depois (avaliação final de participar do curso; o segundo, para realizar um levantamento do perfil socioeconômico e profissional dos manipuladores. Os resultados mostraram que o curso de capacitação repercutiu de forma positiva no nível de conhecimento dos manipuladores, sendo que todos os temas sobre BPF avaliados apresentaram um percentual de respostas corretas significativamente maior na avaliação final em relação à avaliação diagnóstica. Isso indica a necessidade de aperfeiçoamento constante, para garantir a qualificação profissional dos manipuladores e, consequentemente, a qualidade dos alimentos e a segurança alimentar dos consumidores.

  18. Diseño racional de electrodos positivos de alto rendimiento de fosfato de litio y hierro con polímero conductor para baterías de ión litio

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    LiFePO4 has been pointed out as a next-generation active material for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries and its performance has been progressively improved mostly by optimizing the synthesis conditions of this cathode material in order to obtain carbon‑coated nano-particles of controlled purity. Nevertheless, there is still the need for improving the composition and the preparation methods of LiFePO4-based electrodes, which is paramount for maximizing the capacity at high charge/discharge rates....

  19. Regressão de psoríase em paciente HIV-positivo após terapia anti-retroviral Regression of psoriasis in HIV patient after antiretroviral therapy

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    Maria de Fátima Amorin Ruiz

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    Full Text Available A síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida foi reconhecida pela primeira vez como nova doença em 1981 devido à associação atípica de sarcoma de Kaposi e pneumonia por Pneumocystis carinii em homens. A pele é sede freqüente de doenças conseqüentes a essa infecção. A psoríase é dermatose crônica que afeta proporção que varia de 1,3 a 5% dos pacientes infectados com HIV. Portadores de psoríase que apresentem formas clínicas exacerbadas e dificuldade de resposta terapêutica devem ser investigados para possível infecção pelo HIV. É relatado caso de paciente do sexo masculino, de 44 anos, que iniciou com lesões eritêmato-escamosas no couro cabeludo, nos cotovelos, joelhos, palma das mãos, planta dos pés, além de comprometimento ungueal, após infecção pelo HIV. Confirmado o diagnóstico de psoríase e introduzida a terapia anti-retroviral, houve melhora significativa das lesões.Immunodeficiency syndrome was first described as a new disease in 1981 because an unusual association of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in men. The skin is a frequent site of diseases due to this infection. Psoriasis is a chronic dermatitis that affects 1.3-5% of HIV-positive patients. The case is described of a 44-year-old man with onset of erythematous scaly lesions in scalp, elbows, knees, hands, feet and nails following HIV infection. After diagnosis of psoriasis was confirmed and antiretroviral therapy instigated, he presented improvement of the psoriasis lesions.

  20. Determinação da Concentração Inibitória Mínima do Clotrimazol e da Terbinafina sobre isolados de Candida albicans oriundas da mucosa bucal de pacientes HIV positivos e HIV negativos

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    André Luis Ribeiro CLAUDINO

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Candidiasis is a fungi infection caused by yeasts from Candida genus, that live in the mucosas and justcauses illness when there are favoring conditions to its growth, like immune compromised HIV infected patients.Resistance reports verified in Candida albicans isolates, especially in those immune compromised, and fast andefficient treatment need cause there to be a great interest in studies capable of using in vitro susceptibility tests toadequate therapy choose. The objective of this study was to determine the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC ofantifungal agents clotrimazole and terbinafine on 19 isolates of Candida albicans isolated from HIV positive patients and HIV-negative with oral erythematous candidiasis to detect possible resistance. Using agar antifungal dilutionthecnic and sample at demarcated regions on Petri dish. It was verified that MIC to terbinafine varied from 32 to 128μg/mL while to clotrimazole, MIC varied from 16 to 128 μg/mL. This study allowed concluding that almost samplesshowed elevated MIC values among HIV positive or negative patients.

  1. Coexpresión de CD4 y CD8 en linfocitos de sangre periférica en pacientes positivos para VIH Peripheral blood lymphocyte CD4 and CD8 co-expression in HIV positive patients

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    Alberto Gómez

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. La coexpresión en membrana de las moléculas CD4 y CD8 en leucocitos de sangre periférica se halla generalmente restringida a casos de leucemias agudas T prolinfocíticas o de leucemias T del adulto y no representa más de 3% a 5% de los linfocitos T periféricos. En este trabajo buscamos establecer la frecuencia de elevación de los linfocitos CD4+CD8+ de la totalidad de las muestras de pacientes remitidos para tipificación al Instituto de Referencia Andino en el año 2007. Diseño. Se hizo la tipificación de 1.883 subpoblaciones de linfocitos T de individuos diferentes y, luego, se procedió a la revisión retrospectiva de los resultados que correspondían a la totalidad de los análisis del 2007 en nuestro instituto. Además, se tabularon 142 muestras recibidas en enero de 2008 con el fin de determinar valores de referencia para la población estudiada. Metodología. Las muestras de sangre total se marcaron con anticuerpos monoclonales fluorescentes utilizando el reactivo Cyto-Stat® triCHROME™ CD8-FITC/CD4-RD1/CD3-PC5 y, luego, se procesaron en un citómetro Epics XL-MCL. Resultados. El análisis de los pacientes tipificados en 2007 reveló la existencia de dos individuos (0,11% en los que se presentó el fenómeno de aumento de la coexpresión en membrana de las moléculas CD4 y CD8. Conclusiones. El hallazgo de este fenotipo linfocitario en sangre periférica de pacientes no leucémicos debe alertar a los laboratorios que tipifican aisladamente los linfocitos CD4+ sin evaluar los marcadores CD3 y CD8, puesto que podrían estar sobreestimando los recuentos y porcentajes reales de células CD4+CD8 en la sangre periférica de sus pacientes y subestimando una subpoblación de linfocitos que es infrecuente, pero que se ha reportado como funcional y diferenciada en una variedad de infecciones y modelos experimentales.Objective: Membrane co-expression of CD4 and CD8 molecules in peripheral blood leukocytes is usually restricted to acute prolymphocytic T cell leukemia or adult T cell leukemias, and it does not represent more than 3-5% of peripheral T lymphocytes in non-leukemic patients. The aim of this work was to define the frequency of CD4+CD8+ lymphocytes among all the patient samples received at a reference laboratory in Colombia during 2007. Design: A total of 1,883 different samples were typed for T cell subpopulations in 2007, and the corresponding results were reviewed. Additionally, 142 samples received and typed in January 2008 were tabulated in order to establish reference values. Materials and methods: Whole blood samples were labeled with fluorescent monoclonal antibodies using the Cyto-Stat® triCHROME™ CD8-FITC/CD4-RD1/CD3-PC5 reagent and thereafter processed in an Epics XL-MCL cytometer. Results: The review of all of the patients analysed in 2007 revealed the existence of 2 individuals (0.11% in which we found high levels of CD4+CD8+ membrane co-expression. Conclusions: The finding of this rare lymphocytic phenotype in peripheral blood of non-leukemic patients should alert the laboratories that in typing CD4+ lymphocytes alone and not evaluating CD3 and CD8 markers, they might be overestimating the real percentages of CD4+CD8-cells on some patients, as well as underestimating an uncommon lymphocyte subpopulation that has been characterized as functionally distinct in a variety of infections and experimental models.

  2. Valor pronóstico del análisis de marcadores moleculares mediante proteómica dirigida en cáncer de mama precoz con receptores hormonales positivos

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    Martinez del Prado, María Purificación

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    Tesis doctoral inédita leída en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Medicina. Fecha de lectura: 22-03-2018 Introducción: El cáncer de mama (CM) es una enfermedad heterogénea a nivel molecular. La proteómica dirigida permite la investigación de potenciales biomarcadores, factores pronósticos, predictivos, diagnósticos y nuevas dianas terapéuticas en el cáncer de mama. En una serie inicial de pacientes (cohorte de descubrimiento) con CM, receptores hormon...

  3. Diseño de un programa basado en la promoción del desarrollo positivo en la infancia para la prevención temprana de la violencia en Colombia.

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    Hernández Holguín, Dora M; Páez Zapata, Esteban; Múnera Restrepo, Laura M; Duque Ramírez, Luis F

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    Aunque algunos informes identifiquen a Colombia como ejemplo de un país que ha logrado revertir los niveles crecientes de violencia, estos siguen siendo altos. Por este motivo se han convocado acciones de promoción de la convivencia y prevención de la violencia, a las cuales responde el programa que presentamos en este artículo. Este programa está basado en la perspectiva contextual-evolutiva del modelo ecológico y en la educación para la salud, tendiente al cuidado de sí en los padres o cuidadores, y al ejercicio de una crianza, centrada en los derechos de los niños, el desarrollo infantil y la promoción de la salud mental, con el fin de promover el desarrollo saludable y prevenir comportamientos agresivos en los niños; éste es presentado como una alternativa de orientación psicosocial para el fortalecimiento de estrategias y programas dirigidos a la primera infancia.

  4. Liver transplantation in HIV-positive patients: the position of the Brazilian groups Transplante hepático em pacientes HIV-positivo: a posição dos grupos brasileiros

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    Ajacio Bandeira de Mello Brandão

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV have generally been excluded from consideration for liver transplantation. Recent advances in the management and prognosis of these patients suggest that this policy must be reevaluated. AIM: To identify the current position of Brazilian transplant centers concerning liver transplantation in asymptomatic HIV-infected patients with end-stage liver disease. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was submitted by e-mail to Brazilian groups who perform liver transplantation and were active in late 2003, according to the Brazilian Association of Organ Transplantation. RESULTS: Of the 53 active groups, 30 e-mail addresses have been found of professionals working in 41 of these groups. Twenty-one responses (70% were obtained. Most of the professionals (62% reported that they do not include HIV-infected patients in waiting lists for transplants, primarily on account of the limited world experience. They also reported, however, that this issue will soon be discussed by the group. Those who accept these patients usually follow the guidelines provided by the literature: patients must fulfill the same inclusion criteria as the other patients with end-stage liver diseases, present low or undetectable HIV viral load, and a CD4 count above 250/mm³. They reported that there are 10 HIV-infected patients in waiting list and that only one patient has received a liver transplant in the country. CONCLUSION: Most centers do not accept in waiting lists for liver transplantation patients with HIV infection, even asymptomatic ones. However, advances in the management of HIV-infected patients suggest that this policy must be reevaluated. In Brazil, there is practically no experience in liver transplantation in HIV-positive patients.RACIONAL: Pacientes infectados com o vírus da imunodeficiência humana (HIV têm sido comumente excluídos dos programas de transplantes de fígado. Avanços recentes no tratamento e prognóstico desses pacientes sugerem que essa política deva ser reavaliada. OBJETIVO: Identificar a orientação atual dos transplantadores brasileiros em relação a transplante de fígado em pacientes infectados com HIV, assintomáticos, com doença hepática terminal. MÉTODOS: Envio de questionário estruturado, por correio eletrônico, para grupos que realizam transplante hepático e ativos no final de 2003, segundo Associação Brasileira Transplantes de Órgãos. RESULTADOS: Dos 53 grupos em atividade, identificou-se o endereço eletrônico de 30 profissionais, que atuam em 41 desses grupos. Foram recebidas 21 respostas (70%. A maioria dos profissionais (62% informou não incluir pacientes anti-HIV reagentes em lista para transplante, fundamentalmente em razão da pequena experiência mundial. Contudo, relataram que o assunto será discutido brevemente pelo grupo. Profissionais que aceitam esses pacientes adotam, em geral, orientações sugeridas na literatura: devem preencher os critérios de inclusão que os demais pacientes com doenças hepáticas terminais, ter carga viral do HIV baixa ou negativa e contagem de CD4 >250/mm³. Informaram haver 10 pacientes anti-HIV reagentes em lista e que apenas 1 paciente foi transplantado no país. CONCLUSÃO: A maioria dos profissionais não aceita pacientes anti-HIV reagentes mesmo que assintomáticos, em lista de espera para transplante hepático. Contudo, os avanços no manejo de pacientes com HIV recomenda que essa posição seja reavaliada. Praticamente não há experiência em nosso país, com transplante hepático em pacientes anti-HIV reagentes.

  5. Evaluación del desempeño de pruebas diagnósticas de tuberculosis en pacientes VIH positivo en dos hospitales públicos de Bogotá

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    La tuberculosis TB es una de las principales causas de muerte en el mundo en individuos con infección por VIH. En Colombia esta coinfección soporta una carga importante en la población general convirtiéndose en un problema de salud pública. En estos pacientes las pruebas diagnósticas tienen sensibilidad inferior y la enfermedad evoluciona con mayor frecuencia hacia formas diseminadas y rápidamente progresivas y su diagnóstico oportuno representa un reto en Salud. El objetivo de este proyecto ...

  6. Prevalência de CAGE positivo entre estudantes de segundo grau de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, 1994 Prevalence of CAGE-positive secondary school students in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1994

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    Full Text Available Este estudo objetiva descrever a prevalência de positividade do teste CAGE entre estudantes de terceiro ano do segundo grau de Porto Alegre, RS, em 1994. A amostra foi composta por 1.171 estudantes, 598 (51% procedentes de escolas públicas e 573 (49% de escolas particulares. Encontrou-se referência de consumo prévio de bebidas alcoólicas de 93%, com maior prevalência entre os estudantes do sexo masculino (pThis study aims to describe the prevalence of CAGE-positive third-year high school students in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, in 1994. The sample consisted of 1,171 students: 598 (51% from public and 573 (49% from private schools. We found reference to previous alcoholic beverage consumption in 93% of the interviewees. The highest prevalence was among male students (p<0.02 and students from private schools (p<0.03. Half of the students reported weekly consumption, usually when going to parties (60% and bars (17%. CAGE positiveness prevalence was 8.3% overall and 11% among males (p<0.02. When variables like gender, age, and socioeconomic status were controlled, there was no statistically significant difference between the kind of school and CAGE status.

  7. Os povos indígenas no cenário nacional: dos conflitos entre o Direito Positivo Brasileiro e o Direito Consuetudinário indígena

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    Dissertação apresentada ao Programa de Pós- Graduação Interdisciplinar em Estudos Latino- Americanos da Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana, como requisito parcial à obtenção do título de Mestra em Estudos Latino-Americanos. Orientadora: Prof.a Dr.a. Maria Eta Vieira Co-Orientador: SENILDE ALCANTARA GUANAES No Brasil existem diferentes culturas e, cada comunidade possui sistemas de organização social e ordenações jurídicas próprias, como é o caso das cult...

  8. A sentença normativa na jurisdição constitucional: análise da atuação do Supremo Tribunal Federal como legislador positivo

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    Nesta tese objetiva-se examinar um tipo de atuação excepcional do Supremo Tribunal Federal em sede de controle de constitucionalidade, consiste em proferir decisão criadora de norma geral e abstrata, transformando, adequando, modificando e integrando o texto de lei ou ato normativo, com o objetivo de garantir os direitos fundamentais e o princípio da igualdade previstos na Constituição. O modelo kelseniano do controle de constitucionalidade restrito ao desempenho do papel de legislador negati...

  9. High seroprevalence of HBV and HCV infection in HIV-infected adults in Kigali, Rwanda

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    Rusine, John; Ondoa, Pascale; Asiimwe-Kateera, Brenda; Boer, Kimberly R.; Uwimana, Jean Marie; Mukabayire, Odette; Zaaijer, Hans; Mugabekazi, Julie; Reiss, Peter; van de Wijgert, Janneke H.

    2013-01-01

    Data on prevalence and incidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Rwanda are scarce. HBV status was assessed at baseline and Month 12, and anti-HCV antibodies at baseline, in a prospective cohort study of HIV-infected patients in Kigali, Rwanda: 104 men and 114

  10. Hepatitis B/C in the countries of the EU/EEA: A systematic review of the prevalence among at-risk groups

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    A. Falla (Abby); Hofstraat, S.H.I. (Sanne Henrietta Ina); Duffell, E. (Erika); S.J. Hahné (Susan); Tavoschi, L. (Lara); I.K. Veldhuijzen (Irene)

    2018-01-01

    textabstractBackground: In 2016, the World Health Organisation set a goal to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. Robust epidemiological information underpins all efforts to achieve elimination and this systematic review provides estimates of HBsAg and anti-HCV prevalence in the European

  11. Investigation on hepatitis C virus infection among different population group in eastern Guangdong province

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    Hong Kai; Chen Linxing; Zhang Renhua; Yao Zhanchen; Xu Pinghui

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the HCV infection rate and the route of transmission among different population groups in Eastern Gruangdong province. Methods: Anti HCV was detected with EL ISA and HCV-RNA with FQ-PCR in selected population groups in Eastern Guangdong (total 8990 subjects). Results: The anti-HCV positive rates for general population, pregnant women, medical personnel, hepatitis B patients and patients on hemodialysis (HD) were: 0.89%(58/6468), 0.93%(17/1836), 2.93%(5/171), 11.5%(47/410) and 51.4%(54/105) respectively. Twelve of the 17 anti-HCV positive mothers were found to be HCV-RNA positive and two of the 12 infants were also HCV-RNA positive: a mother-to-infant transmission rate of 16.7%. In MD patients, anti HCV positive rate in those with history of transfusion and those without transfusion was 58% and 17% respectively, the difference being significant (P<0.01). Conclusion: Blood transmission was the main route for HCV infection transmission and mother-to-infant transmission as well as infections in medical personnel should be of great concern. (authors)

  12. Hepatitis B virus surface antigen and anti-hepatitis C virus rapid tests underestimate hepatitis prevalence among HIV-infected patients.

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    Hønge, Bl; Jespersen, S; Medina, C; Té, Ds; da Silva, Zj; Ostergaard, L; Laursen, Al; Wejse, C; Krarup, H; Erikstrup, C

    2014-10-01

    In the case of coinfection with HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV) and/or hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatic disease progression is often accelerated, with higher rates of liver cirrhosis and liver-related mortality. We aimed to evaluate the performance of the rapid tests used routinely to detect HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) and anti-HCV among HIV-infected patients in Guinea-Bissau. Blood samples from HIV-infected patients in Guinea-Bissau were stored after testing for HBsAg and anti-HCV with rapid tests. Samples were subsequently re-tested for HBsAg and anti-HCV in Denmark. Two rapid tests were used in Guinea-Bissau: HBsAg Strip Ref 2034 (VEDA.LAB, Alençon, France; sensitivity 62.3%; specificity 99.2%) and HEPA-SCAN (Bhat Bio-Tech, Bangalore, India; sensitivity 57.1%; specificity 99.7%). In the two tests the ability to obtain the correct outcome depended on the antigen and antibody concentrations, respectively. Sex, age, CD4 cell count and antiretroviral therapy status did not differ between false negative and true positive samples in either of the tests. The study is limited by a low number of anti-HCV positive samples. New diagnostic rapid tests should always be evaluated in the setting in which they will be used before implementation. © 2014 British HIV Association.

  13. Prevalence of Hepatitis C virus antibody among undergraduates in ...

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    Background: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV), among a healthy university undergraduate population in south-western Nigeria. Materials and Methods: Relevant medical information of students who underwent the post-admission screening exercise for the year ...

  14. Seroprevalence of hepatitis C antibody in Peru.

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    Hyams, K C; Phillips, I A; Moran, A Y; Tejada, A; Wignall, F S; Escamilla, J

    1992-06-01

    The prevalence in Peru of antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) was determined in a survey of populations living in the northern jungle region and in groups at high risk of parenterally and sexually transmitted diseases. All sera were initially screened for anti-HCV using commercial first and second generation ELISAs; repeatedly reactive sera were further verified with a second generation immunoblot assay. Serum samples were also tested by ELISA for HBsAg, anti-HBs, and anti-HBc. None of 2,111 sera obtained in the survey of jungle residents was positive for anti-HCV by immunoblot assay. Twelve of 16 HIV-1 antibody positive hemophiliacs, one of 103 HIV-1 antibody positive homosexuals, and three of 602 HIV-1 negative registered female prostitutes were positive for anti-HCV. A high prevalence of total markers of hepatitis B infection was found in all subjects, especially in older subjects and groups at high risk of parenterally and sexually transmitted diseases. The findings of this study indicate that seropositivity for hepatitis C virus antibody is uncommon in Peru except in high risk groups and suggest that the epidemiology of hepatitis C differs substantially from hepatitis B.

  15. Fetal Ascites and Second Trimester Maternal Hepatitis C Virus Infection

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    2006-09-01

    Conclusion: Second trimester perinatal HCV infection with possible CMV coinfection associated with fetal ascites is a rare event. Fetal therapy resulting in a successful outcome has not been reported. Prompt fetal therapy with paracentesis in this case led to the delivery of a healthy term liveborn baby with anti-HCV seropositivity.

  16. Hepatitis C Virus Antibodies in Dialysis Patients in Tunisia: A Single Center Study

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    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Fifty-eight patients on maintenance hemodialysis in a dialysis unit at Tunis, Tunisia were tested for anti-hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV antibodies by second generation ELISA test, and for HCV-RNA by nested reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR of 5′ non-coding region. Specificity of the antibodies was confirmed by immunoblot test. HCV genotype was defined using INNO-LIPA test. Twenty-seven out of 58 patients (46.5% were reactive by ELISA. Transaminase levels were assessed over a six-month period and showed normal average values. Fourteen of the 27 anti-HCV positive patients (51% were positive by RT-PCR. Type 1b HCV genotype was the most prevalent, seen in all the dialysis patients and one patient in addition, was co-infected with genotype 4. There was a significant correlation between the duration on dialysis (over five years and the prevalence of anti-HCV-positive patients (P< 0.005 while no correlation existed between the number of blood transfusions and the presence of anti-HCV antibodies. The present study illustrates the high prevalence of HCV infection among Tunisian dialysis patients (51% and indicates that the spread may be nosocomial rather than transfusion-related.

  17. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Nigerians with Type ...

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    Design and Methods: A total of 115 diabetic patients were compared with 2,301 blood donors matched by recognized risk factors to acquire HCV infection. Serologic testing for anti HCV was done using a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits. Results: Sixty (60) type 2 diabetic patients were males ...

  18. Recombinant immunoblot assay reaction patterns and hepatitis C virus RNA in blood donors and non-A, non-B hepatitis patients

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    Bresters, D.; Zaaijer, H. L.; Cuypers, H. T.; Reesink, H. W.; Winkel, I. N.; van Exel-Oehlers, P. J.; van Drimmelen, A. A.; Jansen, P. L.; van der Poel, C. L.; Lelie, P. N.

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    To establish the value of the second-generation recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA-2) and cDNA polymerase chain reaction (cDNA PCR) for confirmation of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, anti-HCV reaction patterns and the presence of HCV RNA were examined in 610 blood donors and 255 non-A, non-B

  19. Jemilohun et al., Afr. J. Infect. Dis. (2014)

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    Background: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV), among a healthy university undergraduate population in south-western Nigeria. Materials and Methods: Relevant medical information of students who underwent the post-admission screening exercise for the year ...

  20. True positivity of anti-Hepatitis C Virus Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay reactive blood donors: A prospective study done in western India

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: A significant number of safe donations are removed from the blood supply, because of the reactive anti-HCV screening test results. This study aimed to assess if the HCV (Hepatitis C Virus seropositive donors were confirmed positive or not. Materials and Methods: More than 68,000 blood donors′ samples were routinely screened and 140 samples were found to be anti-HCV ELISA reactive. These 140 samples were tested by NAT. The NAT negative samples were tested by RIBA. Analysis of samples reactive in single ELISA kit vs. two ELISA kits was done. Results: Out of 140 anti-HCV ELISA reactive samples, a total of 16 (11.43% were positive by NAT. The results of 124 RIBA showed 6 (4.84% positive, 92 (74.19% negative, and 26 (20.97% indeterminate results. None of the sample which was reactive in only single ELISA kit was positive by NAT or RIBA. Conclusion: Only a minority of blood donors with repeatedly reactive anti-HCV screening test is positive by confirmatory testing, but all these blood units are discarded as per existing legal provisions in India. Efforts should be made to retain these donors and also donor units.

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    Sep 10, 2013 ... item questionnaire and collection of 2ml venous blood for hepatitis B surface antigens (HBsAg) and anti-HCV antibodies. .... Limitations: HBV DNA and HCV RNA by polymerase chain reaction were not done due ... Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti-HIV drugs (D:A:D) .... blood donor group, Nigeria.

  2. Distribution of hepatitis C virus genotypes among injecting drug users in Lebanon

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    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of anti-HCV among injecting drug users (IDUs in Lebanon, to establish the current prevalence of HCV genotypes in this population and to determine whether demographic characteristics and behavioral variables differ between participants who were HCV-RNA positive and those who were HCV-RNA negative or between the different genotypes. Participants were recruited using respondent-driven sampling method. The blood samples were collected as dried blood spots and then eluted to be tested for HCV, HBV and HIV by ELISA. Anti-HCV positive samples were subjected to RNA extraction followed by qualitative detection and genotyping. Results Among 106 IDUs, 56 (52.8% were anti-HCV-positive. The two groups did not differ in terms of age, marital status, and nationality. As for the behavioral variable, there was a trend of increased risky behaviors among the HCV-RNA positive group as compared to the HCV-RNA negative group but none of the variables reached statistical significance. Half (50% of the 56 anti-HCV-positive were HCV-RNA positive. Genotype 3 was the predominant one (57.1% followed by genotype 1 (21% and genotype 4 (18%. Conclusions The predominance of genotype 3 seems to be the predominant genotype among IDUs in Lebanon, a situation similar to that among IDUs in Western Europe. This study provides a base-line against possible future radical epidemiological variant that might occur in IDUs.

  3. Hepatitis C virus infection among pregnant women in Slovenia: study on 31,849 samples obtained in four screening rounds during 1999, 2003, 2009 and 2013.

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    Kopilović, B; Poljak, M; Seme, K; Klavs, I

    2015-06-04

    The majority of people infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are unaware of their infection. Assessment of the prevalence of HCV infection in the general population and in key populations at increased risk is needed for evidence-based testing policies. Our objectives were to estimate the prevalence of antibodies to HCV (anti-HCV), the prevalence of HCV viraemia (HCV RNA), and to describe HCV genotype distribution among pregnant women in Slovenia. Unlinked anonymous testing was performed on residual sera obtained from 31,849 pregnant women for routine syphilis screening during 1999, 2003, 2009, and 2013. Anti-HCV reactive specimens were tested for HCV RNA and HCV genotypes were determined. Annual prevalence of anti-HCV ranged between 0.09% (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.03–0.18) in 2009 and 0.21% (95% CI: 0.12–0.34) in 2003 and HCV RNA positivity between 0.06% (95% CI: 0.02–0.14) in 2009 and 0.14% (95% CI: 0.07–0.25) in 2003. We observed no statistically significant differences in anti-HCV or HCV RNA prevalence between age groups (Slovenia could not be recommended.

  4. The prevalence of autoantibody and its relationship with genotypes of hepatitis C virus in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.

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    Kirdar, Sevİn; Sener, Asli Gamze; Cengİz, Merve; Aydin, Nerİman

    2016-11-01

    The prevalence of autoantibody in the patients with chronic hepatitis C infection, and the relationship between the autoantibodies and HCV genotypes were investigated in this study. One hundred and eight anti-HCV positive and 86 anti-HCV negative patients were included in the study. Anti-HCV were studied by enzyme immunassay (EIA). HCV RNA was determined by real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and HCV genotypes were determined by a reverse-line blot hybridization. Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA), anti-smooth muscle antibodies (ASMA), Anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA), liver kidney microsomal antibodies (LKM) were detected by indirect immunofluorescence assay. Among patients, 13 (12.03%) of 108 were positive for at least one autoantibody. The positivity was not observed in control group. The most prevalent autoantibody in anti-HCV positive group was ANA. ANA was positive in six HCV patients with genotype 1. In HCV patients with genotype 1, the frequencies of ANA, ASMA, AMA and LKM1 were six, two, three and one, respectively. In HCV patients with genotype 2, ANA was positive one patient and ASMA, AMA and LKM1 were not detected in HCV patients with genotype 2. In conclusion, the autoantibodies in patients with chronic hepatitis C in the study were low as compared to those reported in previous studies. © 2016 APMIS. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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    ABSTRACT. Background: HIV1&2, HBsAg, anti-HCV and syphilis antibody are mandatory disease marker tests of Transfusion Transmissible Infections (TTIs) conducted on every donated unit of blood in Zambia. Blood is donated by first time voluntary donors and repeat/regular donors ofages between 16 and 65 years.

  6. Silk fibroin-antigenic peptides-YVO{sub 4}:Eu{sup 3+} nanostructured thin films as sensors for hepatitis C

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    Lima, Lais R. [Institute of Chemistry, São Paulo State University, UNESP, CP355, Araraquara, SP 14801-970 (Brazil); Moraes, Marli L. [Institute of Science and Technology, Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP, São José dos Campos, SP 12231-280 (Brazil); Nigoghossian, Karina; Peres, Maristela F.S. [Institute of Chemistry, São Paulo State University, UNESP, CP355, Araraquara, SP 14801-970 (Brazil); Ribeiro, Sidney J.L., E-mail: sidney@iq.unesp.br [Institute of Chemistry, São Paulo State University, UNESP, CP355, Araraquara, SP 14801-970 (Brazil)

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    Nanostructured films prepared by Layer-by-Layer technique and containing silk fibroin, antigenic peptide NS5A-1 derived from hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS5A protein and YVO{sub 4}:Eu{sup 3+} luminescent nanoparticles, were utilized in sensing of hepatitis C. Detection system exploits the biorecognition between the antibody anti-HCV and the antigenic peptide NS5A-1 through changes in luminescence properties. Films deposition was monitored by UV–vis Absorption and Fluorescence Spectroscopy measurements at each bilayer deposited. The Eu{sup 3+} luminescence properties were evaluated in the presence of anti-HCV for optical detection of specific antibody and anti-HIV used as negative control. Significant changes in luminescence were observed in the presence of anti-HCV concentrations. A new immunosensor platform is proposed for optical detection of hepatitis C. - Highlights: • LbL films composed of silk fibroin, antigenic peptide NS5A-1 and YVO{sub 4}:Eu{sup 3+} NPs. • PL is sensitive to the presence of anti-HCV. • A new imunosensor platform is therefore proposed.

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    Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology. Division. Abstract ... using anti-HCV Enzyme Immuno Assay (Roche Diagnostics). Results: ... patients on antiretroviral therapy may help in the interpretation of the causes of elevated liver enzymes.

  8. Alcohol Consumption and Viral Hepatitis in Chronic Liver Disease in ...

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    Background: Precise assessment of the risks and interactions of alcohol consumption and viral hepatitis in the aetiology of chronic liver disease [CLD] are not locally available. Methodology: 74 patients with CLD and 74 controls were evaluated for Hepatitis B and C infection [anti-HCV, HBsAg]. The type and amount of ...

  9. No association of oral lichen planus and hepatitis C virus infection in central Germany.

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    Remmerbach, Torsten W; Liese, Jan; Krause, Sarah; Schiefke, Ingolf; Schiefke, Franziska; Maier, Melanie; Liebert, Uwe G

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    Co-occurrence of oral lichen planus (OLP) and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection suggests a strong association, but the relation between mucocutaneus, autoimmune lichen planus and HCV infection remains unclear. In areas with higher prevalence of HCV infection in general population, like Japan and southern Europe, 20 to 40 % of patients with OLP test positive for anti-HCV antibodies, whereas in German populations, a co-occurrence of 4.2 to 16 % was reported. We screened 143 patients with histopathologically proven OLP for prevalence of anti-HCV antibodies. Additionally, we examined 51 anti-HCV-positive subjects with current or past HCV infection for clinical symptoms of OLP. In all patients, confirmatory diagnosis was made by the detection of HCV RNA via reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). A randomized control group comprised 109 blood sera samples of patients without any characteristics of OLP. The results of all patients showed no co-occurrence in either cohort. In conclusion, no association between oral lichen planus and chronic HCV infection in our study population was found. Anti-HCV antibody screening in patients with confirmed oral lichen planus is not indicated routinely in central Germany.

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    A total of 115 diabetic patients were compared with 2,301 blood donors matched by recognized risk factors to acquire HCV infection. Serologic testing for anti HCV was done using a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits. Sixty (60) type 2 diabetic patients were males while fifty-five (55) were females.

  11. Assessment of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections and associated risk factors in HIV infected patients at Debretabor hospital, South Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia

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    Full Text Available Objective: To assess hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections and associated risk factors among HIV infected patients at Debretabor hospital. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among HIV/AIDS patients attending Debretabor hospital from February to April, 201 2. Venous blood samples were collected from study participants for HBsAg and anti HCV antibody tests. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were used to identify associated variables with HBsAg and anti HCV positivity. Variables having P<0.05 was taken as statistically significant association. Results: From a total of 395 HIV infected patients included in this study, 234 (59.2% were females and 161 (40.8% males with mean (依SD age of 36.31 (依9.91 years. The prevalence of HBsAg and anti HCV antibody was 6.1% and 1.3%, respectively. In multivariate analysis, multiple sexual partner (AOR=8.1, 95% CI=1.8-33.97 and history of opportunistic infections (AOR=3.17, 95% CI=1.3-7.7 were statistically associated with HBsAg positivity. History of blood transfusion (AOR=5.61, 95% CI= 1.03-36.59 was associated with presence of anti-HCV antibody. Conclusions: The prevalence of HBsAg and anti HCV antibodies in HIV coinfected patients was intermediate. However, it is relevant for HIV infected patients since viral hepatitis co-infections in HIV patients can cause multiple complications. Therefore, routine HBV and HCV screening with reliable diagnostic markers need to be carried out for close monitoring and better management in HIV patients.

  12. Low accuracy of the national reporting system of acute hepatitis C infection in Taiwan, 1995-2004.

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    Kee, Kwong-Ming; Hung, Chi-Ming; Wang, Jing-Houng; Hung, Chao-Hung; Chen, Pao-Fei; Lin, Kuo-Sin; Lu, Sheng-Nan

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    This study attempted to clarify accuracy of acute hepatitis C (AHC) and its clinical characteristics. We reviewed 632 reported cases from national surveillance data of the Taiwan Center for Disease Control between 1995 and 2004, and reclassified diagnoses. A definite case was defined as alanine aminotransferase (ALT) > 10 x the upper limit of normal (ULN) with seroconversion of anti-hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV). A probable case was defined as (i) seroconversion of anti-HCV and/or elevated ALT levels; or (ii) anti-HCV(+) but titers increased (from or= 40 S/CO) and ALT > 10 x the ULN. A suspected case was defined as initial anti-HCV(+) and ALT level > 10 x the ULN and/or jaundice. Excluded cases were defined as ALT levels less than 10 x ULN with initial positive anti-HCV Ab. A total of 310 (49%) cases were confirmed as AHC; these included 95 (15%) definite and 215 (34%) probable cases. Higher incidence rates and accuracy of AHC were demonstrated in the southern area significantly if compared with northern, eastern and central areas, respectively (all P < 0.05). On comparison between blood centers and hospitals, more AHC cases were found in Southern Taiwan than in other areas (157/73 vs 24/40, P < 0.001), younger mean age (33.3 +/- 11.1 vs 49.3 +/- 16.4, P < 0.001), lower ALT levels (263.1 +/- 200.9 vs 1264.2 +/- 706.8, P < 0.001) and male predominance (191/39 vs 46/18, P = 0.046). This study showed our reporting system over-estimated the AHC diagnosis, which is also a common issue worldwide. Greater efforts are needed to establish appropriate reporting systems, as well as more supplemental methods to distinguish between prevalent and incident cases.

  13. Prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis B and C viruses in patients with leprosy.

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    Costa, J E F; Morais, V M S; Gonçales, J P; Silva, D M; Coêlho, M R C D

    2017-08-01

    It has been reported a higher seroprevalence of HBV and HCV in leprosy patients than in the general population, but the reasons for these findings are not yet clear. On the other hand, there is evidence that these viruses may influence the onset of leprosy reactional episodes, an important cause of neurological sequelae. This study aimed to determine seroprevalence and risk factors for HBV and HCV in leprosy patients and to investigate its association with leprosy reactions. Patients attended from 2015 to 2016 at a Reference Center in Leprosy in Northeastern region of Brazil, were interviewed, had their records reviewed to investigate biological, clinical, behavioral and socioeconomic factors, and underwent blood sample collection. Biological samples were tested for HBV (HBsAg, anti-HBs and anti-HBs) and HCV (anti-HCV) serological markers by ELISA and, in anti-HCV positive samples, HCV RNA was screened by real time PCR. SPSS program was used to analyze the data. A total of 403 leprosy patients were included. Although anti-HBc was positive in 14.1%, there was no detection of HBsAg, which contradicts the hypothesis that leprosy patients have immune deficit that make them more prone to chronic HBV infection. Multibacillary leprosy (0.057), health-related work (0.011) and lower educational level (0.035) were associated with anti-HBc positivity. Anti-HCV was positive in 0.5%, with no detection of HCV RNA. No association was identified between anti-HCV and the epidemiological analyzed factors. There was also no association of anti-HBc or anti-HCV with type 1 or type 2 leprosy reactions. Thus, the seroprevalence of HBV and HCV in leprosy patients was similar to that of the general population of Northeastern region of Brazil, and no association of HBV or HCV with leprosy reactions was observed. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Clinical significance of elevated serum aminotransferases levels in asymptomatic individuals with hepatitis C infection

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    Nafees, M.; Ditta, A.; Jafferi, G.

    2010-01-01

    Background: Hepatitis C is a common and important cause of chronic liver disease that often remains asymptomatic and most of the times discovered incidentally by routine serologic or biochemical testing. Aminotransferases (AST and ALT) reflect alterations in liver function/inflammation in liver diseases. The current study was conducted to examine the utilization and limitations of these biochemical markers in subjects with asymptomatic HCV infection. Aims and Objectives: To find out how many subjects with asymptomatic HCV infection have normal or elevated serum AST and ALT levels. Subjects and Methods: Study Design: Cross sectional. Study Duration: Seven months from November 2008 to July 2009. Study Universe: Services Hospital, Lahore. Study Population: This study included 413 subjects attending the outpatient departments of hospital with minor complaints. The random population of subjects was referred to the clinical laboratory of Services Hospital, Lahore for LFTs, HBsAg and anti-HCV screening from OPD department of the hospital. A total of 413 persons of all ages were analyzed during this study. There were 263 subjects who were sero - positive for anti-HCV (141 females, 122 males; median age 35 +- 11.34 years) and 150 in the control group (80 of them were females and 70 males with median age 32 +- 12.97 years) were sero-negative for both HBsAg and anti - HCV. Subjects Selection Criteria: In this study, only anti - HCV sero - positive subjects were included who was sero - negative for HBsAg or dual infection (both HBsAg and anti - HCV) and not on anti - viral therapy. Control group was sero - negative for both - HBsAg and anti - HCV antibodies. Data Collection: We assayed levels of serum aminotransferases (AST and ALT) and screened blood for HBsAg and anti-HCV. ELISA technique was used for viral hepatitis markers. Results: Out of 263 subjects tested positive for anti-HCV antibodies in their blood, 90.76 % and 87.45 % had elevated AST and ALT levels (ALT = 40 U

  15. Enhancing contrast of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with ...

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    DTPA), a recent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent, in hepatobiliary system of patients with liver cirrhosis. Methods: Liver cirrhosis patients that underwent contrast MRI examination at Renai Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan were ...

  16. Efeitos renais e cardiovasculares da infusão de dopamina e da solução de cloreto de sódio a 7,5%: estudo experimental em cães com restrição hídrica

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    Verderese, Marisa Aparecida Lima; Vianna, Pedro Thadeu Galvão; Ganem, Eliana Marisa; Vane, Luiz Antonio

    2003-01-01

    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: É controvertido o uso da infusão de dopamina na proteção renal. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi estudar o efeito da dopamina, da solução hipertônica e da associação de ambas em cães com restrição hídrica, simulando o jejum pré-operatório. MÉTODO: Foram estudados, em 32 cães anestesiados com tiopental sódico e fentanil, os seguintes parâmetros da função renal: fluxo plasmático efetivo renal (depuração de para-aminohipurato de sódio), ritmo de filtração glomerular (depu...

  17. Avaliação do grau de satisfação de pacientes renais crônicos em hemodiálise La satisfacción del pacientes con la insuficiência renal crónica en hemodiálisis Evaluation of satisfaction in patients with chronic renal disease on hemodylysis

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    Claudia Bernardi Cesarino

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar o grau de satisfação de pacientes portadores de insuficiência renal crônica em relação aos serviços prestados e às condições físicas da Unidade de Hemodiálise do Hospital de Base de São Jose do Rio Preto - SP. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo que utilizou um questionário com escala tipo Likert aplicado em 81 pacientes em tratamento hemodialítico no Serviço de Nefrologia do referido Hospital. RESULTADOS: Foi identificado que 53% dos usuários estavam muito satisfeitos e 47% satisfeitos. Apesar dos resultados apontarem para um alto grau de satisfação com os serviços prestados e condições físicas do ambiente, os usuários relataram algumas limitações. CONCLUSÃO: A avaliação da satisfação de pacientes possibilitou algumas opções para um repensar da prática dos profissionais da saúde, oferecendo subsídios no processo de gestão, objetivando a melhoria contínua do serviço.OBJETIVO: Identificar el grado de satisfacción de pacientes portadores de insuficiencia renal crónica en relación a los servicios prestados y a las condiciones físicas de la Unidad de Hemodiálisis del Hospital de Base de Sao José do Rio Preto - SP. MÉTODOS: Se trata de un estudio descriptivo en el que se utilizó un cuestionario con una escala tipo Likert aplicado a 81 pacientes con tratamiento de hemodiálisis en el Servicio de Nefrología del referido Hospital. RESULTADOS: Fue identificado que el 53% de los usuarios estaban muy satisfechos y el 47% satisfechos. A pesar que los resultados apuntaron un alto grado de satisfacción con los servicios prestados y las condiciones físicas del ambiente, los usuarios relataron algunas limitaciones. CONCLUSIÓN: La evaluación de la satisfacción de pacientes posibilitó algunas opciones para un repensar de la práctica de los profesionales de la salud, ofreciendo subsidios en el proceso de gestión, con el objetivo de una mejora continua del servicio.OBJECTIVE: To identify the level of satisfaction in patients with chronic renal disease on hemodialysis regarding their care and the physical structure of the hemodialysis unit of the Hospital "de Base" of Sao José do Rio Preto, SP. METHODS: This descriptive study used a Liket-type scale to collect data from 81 patients from the nephrology department. RESULTS: Almost all patients were very satisfied (53 % or satisfied (47% regarding their care and the physical structure of the hemodialysis unit. A few limitations of the service were also reported. CONCLUSION: Patients' satisfaction with the service led to reflection among health care providers regarding their practice and served as an indicator for continuous improvement of the hemodialysis service.

  18. Qualidade de vida e severidade da doença em idosos renais crônicos Calidad de vida y severidad de la enfermedad en ancianos con Insuficiencia Renal Crónica Terminal Quality of life and measure of disease in elderly people with end-stage renal disease

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    Fabiana Ferreira de Souza

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    Full Text Available O objetivo da pesquisa foi verificar, em uma população de idosos com Insuficiência Renal Crônica Terminal (IRCT em hemodiálise ambulatorial, a relação entre uma medida genérica de qualidade de vida (WHOQOL-breve e a medida de severidade da IRCT (ESRD-SI Índice de Severidade da IRCT. Trata-se de um estudo correlacional de corte transversal, realizado em duas clínicas de terapia renal substitutiva, com 100 idosos portadores de IRCT, em tratamento hemodialítico há pelo menos seis meses. A análise mostrou que os domínios do WHOQOL-breve correlacionaram-se negativamente com a severidade da ICRT, exceto os domínios psicológico e meio ambiente. Além disso, todos os domínios do WHOQOL-breve mostraram poder de discriminar os sujeitos em relação à severidade da doença.El objetivo de la investigación fue verificar en una población de ancianos con Insuficiencia Renal Crónica Terminal (IRCT en hemodiálisis en seguimiento ambulatorio la relación entre una medida genérica de cualidad de vida (WHOQOL breve y la medida de la severidad de la IRCT (ESRD-SI Índice de la Severidad de la IRCT. Es un estudio que establece correlaciones y de cohorte transversal que fue desarrollado en dos clínicas de terapia renal substitutiva, con 100 ancianos portadores de IRCT, en programa de hemodiálisis en periodo superior a seis meses. El WHOQOL breve estableció una correlación negativa con la severidad de la IRCT (ESRD-SI y permitió distinguir los ancianos con relación a la severidad de la IRCT.The purpose of this research was to identify, in an elderly population with end-stage renal disease (ESRD undergoing ambulatory hemodialysis, the correlation between a generic index of quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF and the severity index of the ESRD-SI. The work consisted of a correlational cross-section study conducted at two clinics providing replacement of renal therapy and involved 100 elderly patients suffering from ESRD, who had already been in hemodialytic treatment for at least six months. The WHOQOL-BREF showed a negative correlation with the severity of the ESRD-SI and the technique employed allowed for a distinction to be made between patients with greater and lesser severity of ERSD-SI.

  19. Efeitos renais e cardiovasculares da infusão de dopamina e da solução de cloreto de sódio a 7,5%: estudo experimental em cães com restrição hídrica

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    Marisa Aparecida Lima Verderese

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: É controvertido o uso da infusão de dopamina na proteção renal. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi estudar o efeito da dopamina, da solução hipertônica e da associação de ambas em cães com restrição hídrica, simulando o jejum pré-operatório. MÉTODO: Foram estudados, em 32 cães anestesiados com tiopental sódico e fentanil, os seguintes parâmetros da função renal: fluxo plasmático efetivo renal (depuração de para-aminohipurato de sódio, ritmo de filtração glomerular (depuração de creatinina e as depurações de sódio, de potássio e osmolar, excreção fracionária de sódio e potássio, excreção de sódio e potássio e a resistência vascular renal. Os parâmetros cardiovasculares foram: pressão arterial média, freqüência cardíaca, pressão da veia cava inferior, índice cardíaco, hematócrito e índice de resistência vascular periférica. Os animais foram subdivididos, através de sorteio, em 4 grupos experimentais: Grupo 1 - G1 (n = 8 - grupo controle; Grupo 2 - G2 (n = 8 infusão de dopamina (2 µg.kg-1.min-1, Grupo 3 - G3 (n = 8 solução de cloreto de sódio a 7,5% (2 ml.kg-1 e Grupo 4 - G4 (n = 8 - associação de dopamina (2 µg.kg-1.min-1 e cloreto de sódio a 7,5% (2 ml.kg-1. Os grupos tiveram quatro fases experimentais e cada momento com duração de 30 minutos, compreendendo os momentos M1, M2, M3 e M4. RESULTADOS: O grupo da dopamina (G2 apresentou diminuição da pressão arterial média, da resistência vascular renal e da excreção de potássio. O grupo da solução hipertônica de cloreto de sódio (G3 apresentou aumento do índice cardíaco, do volume urinário, da depuração de sódio e de potássio, da excreção urinária de sódio e potássio e da excreção fracionária de sódio. No grupo da solução hipertônica de cloreto de sódio associada à dopamina (G4, ocorreu elevação da freqüência cardíaca, do índice cardíaco, do fluxo plasmático efetivo renal e da excreção urinária de sódio; ocorreu também diminuição do índice de resistência vascular sistêmica e do potássio plasmático. CONCLUSÕES: Deste estudo conclui-se que a solução hipertônica de cloreto de sódio foi capaz de melhorar as condições hemodinâmicas e, conseqüentemente, a função renal de cães sob restrição hídrica de 12 horas. O mesmo não aconteceu com a infusão de 2 µg.kg-1.min-1 de dopamina que, em situação similar, não causou aumento da diurese e da excreção de sódio.

  20. Efeitos renais e cardiovasculares da infusão de dopamina e da solução de cloreto de sódio a 7,5%: estudo experimental em cães com restrição hídrica

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    Verderese Marisa Aparecida Lima

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: É controvertido o uso da infusão de dopamina na proteção renal. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi estudar o efeito da dopamina, da solução hipertônica e da associação de ambas em cães com restrição hídrica, simulando o jejum pré-operatório. MÉTODO: Foram estudados, em 32 cães anestesiados com tiopental sódico e fentanil, os seguintes parâmetros da função renal: fluxo plasmático efetivo renal (depuração de para-aminohipurato de sódio, ritmo de filtração glomerular (depuração de creatinina e as depurações de sódio, de potássio e osmolar, excreção fracionária de sódio e potássio, excreção de sódio e potássio e a resistência vascular renal. Os parâmetros cardiovasculares foram: pressão arterial média, freqüência cardíaca, pressão da veia cava inferior, índice cardíaco, hematócrito e índice de resistência vascular periférica. Os animais foram subdivididos, através de sorteio, em 4 grupos experimentais: Grupo 1 - G1 (n = 8 - grupo controle; Grupo 2 - G2 (n = 8 infusão de dopamina (2 µg.kg-1.min-1, Grupo 3 - G3 (n = 8 solução de cloreto de sódio a 7,5% (2 ml.kg-1 e Grupo 4 - G4 (n = 8 - associação de dopamina (2 µg.kg-1.min-1 e cloreto de sódio a 7,5% (2 ml.kg-1. Os grupos tiveram quatro fases experimentais e cada momento com duração de 30 minutos, compreendendo os momentos M1, M2, M3 e M4. RESULTADOS: O grupo da dopamina (G2 apresentou diminuição da pressão arterial média, da resistência vascular renal e da excreção de potássio. O grupo da solução hipertônica de cloreto de sódio (G3 apresentou aumento do índice cardíaco, do volume urinário, da depuração de sódio e de potássio, da excreção urinária de sódio e potássio e da excreção fracionária de sódio. No grupo da solução hipertônica de cloreto de sódio associada à dopamina (G4, ocorreu elevação da freqüência cardíaca, do índice cardíaco, do fluxo plasmático efetivo renal e da excreção urinária de sódio; ocorreu também diminuição do índice de resistência vascular sistêmica e do potássio plasmático. CONCLUSÕES: Deste estudo conclui-se que a solução hipertônica de cloreto de sódio foi capaz de melhorar as condições hemodinâmicas e, conseqüentemente, a função renal de cães sob restrição hídrica de 12 horas. O mesmo não aconteceu com a infusão de 2 µg.kg-1.min-1 de dopamina que, em situação similar, não causou aumento da diurese e da excreção de sódio.

  1. Intervenções terapêuticas ocupacionais com pacientes renais crônicos no contexto hospitalar: uma análise da prática/ Occupational therapeutic interventions with chronic renal patients in the hospital context: a practice analysis

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    Kátia Maki Omura

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo tem como objetivo analisar a prática de estudantes na clínica de nefrologia de um hospital público. Durante o estágio, foram atendidos 8 pacientes. Avaliaram-se componentes de equilíbrio e força, além dos aspectos relacionados ao desempenho das atividades de vida diária e os aspectos emocionais. Posteriormente, foram traçados os planos terapêuticos e nas intervenções foram utilizadas atividades auto-expressivas, motoras e sensoriais e planejamento de um novo papel ocupacional. Conclui-se que foi possível evidenciar a importância do trabalho do terapeuta ocupacional na nefrologia, com melhorias nos componentes de desempenho, aumentando a independência na locomoção e nas atividades de autocuidado. AbstractThe present report aims to analyze the practice of students in the nephrology clinic of a public hospital. During the internship, 8 patients were attended. It was evaluated components of balance and strength, as well as aspects related to the performance of daily life activities and emotional aspects. Subsequently, the therapeutic plans were drawn and in interventions were used expressive, motor and sensorial activities and planning of a new occupational role. It was concluded that it was possible to highlight the importance of the occupational therapist work in nephrology, with improvements in performance components, increasing independence in locomotion and self-care activities.Keywords: Hospital; Chronic renal insufficiency; Occupational therapy. 

  2. Seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C in healthy adult male recruits

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    Sharif, T.B.; Tariq, W.U.Z.

    2006-01-01

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the commonest causes of chronic liver disease the world over including Pakistan. Wide global variation exists in the results of previous studies regarding prevalence of HBV and HCV infections. We analysed sera of 2558 army recruits for the presence of HBsAg and Anti HCV antibodies. A total of 2558 individuals were examined. Out of those 72(2.8%) had HBsAg whereas 87(3.4%) were positive for anti HCV antibodies. Observed decrease in the HBV prevalence is a healthy sign but awareness and adherence to strict aseptic techniques is the need of the hour. Gender based studies at larger levels are required to monitor closely and continuously the disease status in society. (author)

  3. 3D cultured immortalized human hepatocytes useful to develop drugs for blood-borne HCV

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    Aly, Hussein Hassan; Shimotohno, Kunitada; Hijikata, Makoto

    2009-01-01

    Due to the high polymorphism of natural hepatitis C virus (HCV) variants, existing recombinant HCV replication models have failed to be effective in developing effective anti-HCV agents. In the current study, we describe an in vitro system that supports the infection and replication of natural HCV from patient blood using an immortalized primary human hepatocyte cell line cultured in a three-dimensional (3D) culture system. Comparison of the gene expression profile of cells cultured in the 3D system to those cultured in the existing 2D system demonstrated an up-regulation of several genes activated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) signaling. Furthermore, using PPARα agonists and antagonists, we also analyzed the effect of PPARα signaling on the modulation of HCV replication using this system. The 3D in vitro system described in this study provides significant insight into the search for novel anti-HCV strategies that are specific to various strains of HCV.

  4. Vitamin D Potentiates the Inhibitory Effect of MicroRNA-130a in Hepatitis C Virus Replication Independent of Type I Interferon Signaling Pathway

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    Xiaoqiong Duan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Calcitriol, the bioactive metabolite of vitamin D, was reported to inhibit HCV production in a synergistic fashion with interferon, a treatment in vitro. Our previous study established that miR-130a inhibits HCV replication by restoring the host innate immune response. We aimed to determine whether there is additive inhibitory effect of calcitriol and miR-130a on HCV replication. Here we showed that calcitriol potentiates the anti-HCV effect of miR-130a in both Con1b replicon and J6/JFH1 culture systems. Intriguingly, this potentiating effect of calcitriol on miR-130a was not through upregulating the expression of cellular miR-130a or through increasing the miR-130a-mediated IFNα/β production. All these findings may contribute to the development of novel anti-HCV therapeutic strategies although the antiviral mechanism needs to be further investigated.

  5. Performance of ARCHITECT HCV core antigen test with specimens from US plasma donors and injecting drug users.

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    Mixson-Hayden, Tonya; Dawson, George J; Teshale, Eyasu; Le, Thao; Cheng, Kevin; Drobeniuc, Jan; Ward, John; Kamili, Saleem

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    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) core antigen is a serological marker of current HCV infection. The aim of this study was mainly to evaluate the performance characteristics of the ARCHITECT HCV core antigen assay with specimens from US plasma donors and injecting drug users. A total of 551 serum and plasma samples with known anti-HCV and HCV RNA status were tested for HCV core antigen using the Abbott ARCHITECT HCV core antigen test. HCV core antigen was detectable in 100% of US plasma donor samples collected during the pre-seroconversion phase of infection (anti-HCV negative/HCV RNA positive). Overall sensitivity of the HCV core antigen assay was 88.9-94.3% in samples collected after seroconversion. The correlation between HCV core antigen and HCV RNA titers was 0.959. HCV core antigen testing may be reliably used to identify current HCV infection. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  6. The seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C in hospitalized Danish patients

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    Nelsing, S; Wantzin, P; Skøt, J

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    Health care workers are at risk of acquiring blood-borne infections. To assess the risk of exposure to hepatitis B or C in the case of occupational blood exposure, we determined the seroprevalence of these infections in 466 patients admitted to a Copenhagen university hospital. Serological markers...... for hepatitis B or C were detected in 56 patients (12.0%). The seroprevalence of HBsAg and anti-HCV was 0.9% and 1.5% respectively. HCV RNA, indicating ongoing hepatitis C, was found in five of seven anti-HCV-positive patients by polymerase chain reaction. The serological findings had not previously been...... diagnosed in 4 of 10 potentially infectious patients and only 6 of 10 patients belonged to high-risk groups. In conclusion, health care workers should be aware of the potential the occupational risk of hepatitis B and C even in a low-prevalence country like Denmark. Management of health care workers after...

  7. Andrographolide exerts anti-hepatitis C virus activity by up-regulating haeme oxygenase-1 via the p38 MAPK/Nrf2 pathway in human hepatoma cells.

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    Lee, Jin-Ching; Tseng, Chin-Kai; Young, Kung-Chia; Sun, Hung-Yu; Wang, Shainn-Wei; Chen, Wei-Chun; Lin, Chun-Kuang; Wu, Yu-Hsuan

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    This study aimed to evaluate the anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) activity of andrographolide, a diterpenoid lactone extracted from Andrographis paniculata, and to identify the signalling pathway involved in its antiviral action. Using HCV replicon and HCVcc infectious systems, we identified anti-HCV activity of andrographolide by measuring protein and RNA levels. A reporter activity assay was used to determine transcriptional regulation of anti-HCV agents. A specific inhibitor and short hairpin RNAs were used to investigate the mechanism responsible for the effect of andrographolide on HCV replication. In HCV replicon and HCVcc infectious systems, andrographolide time- and dose-dependently suppressed HCV replication. When combined with IFN-α, an inhibitor targeting HCV NS3/4A protease (telaprevir), or NS5B polymerase (PSI-7977), andrographolide exhibited a significant synergistic effect. Andrographolide up-regulated the expression of haeme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), leading to increased amounts of its metabolite biliverdin, which was found to suppress HCV replication by promoting the antiviral IFN responses and inhibiting NS3/4A protease activity. Significantly, these antiviral effects were attenuated by an HO-1-specific inhibitor or HO-1 gene knockdown, indicating that HO-1 contributed to the anti-HCV activity of andrographolide. Andrographolide activated p38 MAPK phosphorylation, which stimulated nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-mediated HO-1 expression, and this was found to be associated with its anti-HCV activity. Our results demonstrate that andrographolide has the potential to control HCV replication and suggest that targeting the Nrf2-HO-1 signalling pathway might be a promising strategy for drug development. © 2013 The British Pharmacological Society.

  8. The Relationship of Hepatitis C Virus Infection with Diabetes in the United States Population

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    Ruhl, Constance E.; Menke, Andy; Cowie, Catherine C.; Everhart, James E.

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    An association of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with diabetes has been reported in many studies, but few have been population-based and applied standard criteria for diabetes diagnosis. We examined this relationship using recent population-based data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. 15,128 adult participants in the 1999–2010 surveys had data on diabetes status and serum HCV antibody (anti-HCV) or HCV RNA. Using American Diabetes Association criteria, diabete...

  9. Seroepidemiology and risk factors of Hepatitis B and C virus infections among drug users in Jakarta, Indonesia

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    Full Text Available The number of drug users is markedly increased in recent times. Data were collected consecutively in Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital and Mitra Menteng Abadi Hospital in Jakarta. HBsAg were examined using reverse passive hemaglutination assay (RPHA and anti-HCV with dipstick method; both were from the laboratoium Hepatika, Mataram, Indonesia. In a 5 month period (March - August 1999 there were 203 cases of drug users. Most of them were male ( 185 cases or 91.1% with a mean age of 21.2 ± 4.3 years. Mean age in starting to use the drug was 18.8 ± 4.0 years. The prevalence of anti-HCV and HBsAg positivity were 74.9% (151 cases and 9.9% (19 cases, respectively. The prevalence of double infection was 7.4% (15 cases. Injection drug users (IDU were 168 cases (84%. Extramarital sex was done by 62 cases (30.5%, but only 16 cases (8% with more than one partner. Tattoo was found in 32 cases ( 15.8%. Multivariate analysis revealed that lDU and tattoo were the risk factors for anti-HCV positivity, with the OR of 9.15 (95% CI 3.28-5.53 and 13.24 (96% CI 1.6 - 109.55, respectively. No significant medical risk factor could be identified for HBsAg positivity. Double infection of HBV and HCV was found in 15 cases (7.4%. We concluded that the prevalence of HBV, HCV infection and double infection of HBV - HCV in drug users were high, with tattoo and injection drug usage as risk factors for hepatitis C virus infection. (Med J Indones 2002; 11: 48-55Keywords: HBsAg, Anti-HCV, tattoo, injection drug users

  10. Association of HCV Core Antigen Seropositivity with Long-Term Mortality in Patients on Regular Hemodialysis

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    Akihiko Kato

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV antibody seropositivity is independently associated with poor prognosis in hemodialysis (HD patients. However, anti-HCV antibody cannot distinguish between patients with active infection and those who have recovered from infection. We therefore aimed in this study to examine the association of HCV core antigen (HCVcAg seropositivity with mortality in HD patients. We first measured serum HCVcAg using an immunoradiometric assay and anti-HCV antibody in 405 patients on regular HD, and followed them for 104 months. There were 82 patients (20.2% who had been positive for anti-HCV antibodies; 57 (69.5% of these were positive for HCVcAg. During the follow-up, 29 patients were excluded, so we tested the association of HCVcAg seropositivity with all-cause, cardiovascular (CV and non-CV mortalities in 376 patients. A total of 209 patients (55.6% had expired during the observational period, 92 out of them due to CV causes. After adjusting for comorbid parameters, HCVcAg was independently associated with overall mortality (HR 1.61, 95% CI 1.05–2.47, p < 0.05. HCV infection was significantly related to liver disease-related mortality. Past HCV infection also contributed to CV mortality (HR 2.63, 95% CI 1.27–5.45, p < 0.01. In contrast, anti-HCV antibody and HCVcAg seropositivities did not associate with infectious disease-related and cancer-related (expect for hepatocellular carcinoma mortality. It follows from these findings that HCVcAg serology is associated with all-cause and CV mortality in HD patients.

  11. PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS B AND HEPATITIS C MARKERS IN ALCOHOLICS WITH AND WITHOUT CLINICALLY EVIDENT HEPATIC CIRRHOSIS

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    OLIVEIRA Luiz Carlos Marques de

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available We assessed the frequency of serological markers of hepatitis B virus (HBV and hepatitis C virus (HCV infections in 365 alcoholics by determining, by ELISA, the presence of HBsAg, anti-HBc, anti-HBs and anti-HCV. Fifty patients were cirrhotics and 315 had no evidence of hepatic cirrhosis; of the latter HBsAg was assessed in all, anti-HBc and anti-HBs in 130, and anti-HCV in 210. Among the alcoholics the frequencies of HBsAg (1.9%, anti-HBc (28.3% and anti-HCV (3.8% were higher (p<0.001 than among the controls (N=17,059, 0.4%, 4.0% and 0.4% respectively. The frequency of positive HBsAg was higher (p<0.001 in the cirrhotic patients (8.0% than in alcoholics without cirrhosis (0.95% and in controls (0.4%, and similar between the latter; of anti-HBc in alcoholics without cirrhosis (28.5% was similar in cirrhotics patients (28.0% and higher (p<0.001 than in the controls (4.0%; of anti-HBs in alcoholics without cirrhosis (20.8% was similar to that of the cirrhotic patients (10.0%, and the anti-HCV was similar between alcoholics with (6.0% and without cirrhosis (3.3% and higher (p<0.001 than in controls (0.4%. We concluded that: a alcoholics with or without cirrhosis have similar frequencies of infection with HBV and HCV between them, and higher than in nonalcoholics; b alcoholics without cirrhosis had a frequency of HBV active infection (HBsAg+ which was similar to the controls, whereas among those who progressed to cirrhosis this frequency was significantly higher, what suggests that HBV may be implicated in the pathogenesis of cirrhosis in a few alcoholic individuals.

  12. Indeterminate RIBA results were associated with the absence of hepatitis C virus RNA (HCV-RNA in blood donors

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    Felicidade Mota Pereira

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Hepatitis C virus (HCV infection is diagnosed by the presence of antibodies and is supplemented by confirmatory testing methods, such as recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA and HCV-RNA detection. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of RIBA testing to diagnose HCV infection in blood donors positive for anti-HCV antibodies. Methods: A total of 102 subjects positive for anti-HCV determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA at the Hematology and Hemotherapy Foundation of Bahia (HEMOBA were later assessed with new samples using the Abbott Architect anti-HCV test (Abbott Diagnostics, Wiesbaden, Germany, the RIBA III test (Chiron RIBA HCV 3.0 SIA, Chiron Corp., Emeryville, CA, USA, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR; COBAS® AMPLICOR HCV Roche Diagnostics Corp., Indianapolis, IN, USA and line probe assay (LiPA - Siemens, Tarrytown, NY, USA genotyping for HCV diagnosis. Results: Of these new samples, 38.2% (39/102 were positive, 57.8% (59/102 were negative and 3.9% (4/102 were indeterminate for anti-HCV; HCV-RNA was detected in 22.5% (23/102 of the samples. RIBA results were positive in 58.1% (25/43, negative in 9.3% (4/43 and indeterminate in 32.6% (14/43 of the samples. The prevailing genotypes were 1 (78.3%, 18/23, 3 (17.4%, 4/23 and 2 (4.3%, 1/23. All 14 samples with indeterminate RIBA results had undetectable viral loads (detection limit ≤50 IU/mL. Of these samples, 71.4% (10/14 were reevaluated six months later. Eighty percent (8/10 of these samples remained indeterminate by RIBA, and 20% (2/10 were negative. Conclusions: In this study, individuals with indeterminate RIBA results had no detectable HCV-RNA.

  13. Association between gallbladder stones and chronic hepatitis C: Ultrasonographic survey in a hepatitis C and B hyperendemic township in Taiwan

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    Chia-Yen Dai

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    Full Text Available Gallbladder (GB stones have been associated with several metabolic factors and liver diseases. This community-based study aimed at investigating the prevalence rate of GB stones and its associated factors in a hepatitis B virus (HBV/hepatitis C virus (HCV-endemic township in southern Taiwan. A total of 1701 residents (689 males and 1012 females; mean age: 51.2 ± 16.0 years were enrolled in this prospectively designed screening project. Serum biochemistry tests, including testing for levels of serum aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase (ALT, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg, and antibody to HCV (anti-HCV were conducted. In addition, a hepatobiliary ultrasonographic (US examination was also conducted. Of the 1701 residents, 243 (14.3% and 475 (27.9% were found to be positive for HBsAg and anti-HCV, respectively. Results of the US examination revealed the prevalence rate of GB stone and fatty liver to be 6.8% and 55.6%, respectively. Using univariate analyses we found that significantly higher proportions of the participants with GB stone were male, over 50 years of age, positive for anti-HCV (p = 0.001, p 50 year were identified as independent factors associated with the formation of GB stones. Anti-HCV was associated with GB stones in males but not in females in both univariate and multivariate analyses. GB stones were found to have a prevalence rate of 6.8% in this HCV/HBV hyperendemic township and are associated with higher mean age. A correlation between chronic hepatitis C and GB stones is observed only among males.

  14. Plasma hydroxy-metronidazole/ metronidazole ratio in hepatitis C virus-induced liver disease

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    Full Text Available It has been suggested that the measurement of metronidazole clearance is a sensitive method for evaluating liver function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of plasma hydroxy-metronidazole/metronidazole ratios as indicators of dynamic liver function to detect changes resulting from the various forms of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV infection. A total of 139 individuals were studied: 14 healthy volunteers, 22 healthy, asymptomatic, consecutive anti-HCV-positive HCV-RNA negative subjects, 81 patients with chronic hepatitis C (49 with moderate/severe chronic hepatitis and 34 with mild hepatitis, and 20 patients with cirrhosis of the liver. HCV status was determined by the polymerase chain reaction. Plasma concentrations of metronidazole and its hydroxy-metabolite were measured by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection in a blood sample collected 10 min after the end of a metronidazole infusion. Anti-HCV-positive HCV-RNA-negative individuals demonstrated a significantly reduced capacity to metabolize intravenously infused metronidazole compared to healthy individuals (0.0478 ± 0.0044 vs 0.0742 ± 0.0232. Liver cirrhosis patients also had a reduced plasma hydroxy-metronidazole/metronidazole ratio when compared to the other groups of anti-HCV-positive individuals (0.0300 ± 0.0032 vs 0.0438 ± 0.0027 (moderate/severe chronic hepatitis vs 0.0455 ± 0.0026 (mild chronic hepatitis and vs 0.0478 ± 0.0044 (anti-HCV-positive, HCV-RNA-negative individuals. These results suggest an impairment of the metronidazole metabolizing system induced by HCV infection that lasts after viral clearance. In those patients with chronic hepatitis C, this impairment is paralleled by progression of the disease to liver cirrhosis.

  15. Frequent transient hepatitis C viremia without seroconversion among healthcare workers in Cairo, Egypt.

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    Aline Munier

    Full Text Available BACKGROUNDS: With 10% of the general population aged 15-59 years chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV, Egypt is the country with the highest HCV prevalence worldwide. Healthcare workers (HCWs are therefore at particularly high risk of HCV infection. Our aim was to study HCV infection risk after occupational blood exposure among HCWs in Cairo. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The study was conducted in 2008-2010 at Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo. HCWs reporting an occupational blood exposure at screening, having neither anti-HCV antibodies (anti-HCV nor HCV RNA, and exposed to a HCV RNA positive patient, were enrolled in a 6-month prospective cohort with follow-up visits at weeks 2, 4, 8, 12 and 24. During follow-up, anti-HCV, HCV RNA and ALT were tested. Among 597 HCWs who reported a blood exposure, anti-HCV prevalence at screening was 7.2%, not different from that of the general population of Cairo after age-standardization (11.6% and 10.4% respectively, p = 0.62. The proportion of HCV viremia among index patients was 37%. Of 73 HCWs exposed to HCV RNA from index patients, nine (12.3%; 95%CI, 5.8-22.1% presented transient viremia, the majority of which occurred within the first two weeks after exposure. None of the workers presented seroconversion or elevation of ALT. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: HCWs of a general University hospital in Cairo were exposed to a highly viremic patient population. They experienced frequent occupational blood exposures, particularly in early stages of training. These exposures resulted in transient viremic episodes without established infection. These findings call for further investigation of potential immune protection against HCV persistence in this high risk group.

  16. Frequent Transient Hepatitis C viremia without Seroconversion among Healthcare Workers in Cairo, Egypt

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    Munier, Aline; Marzouk, Diaa; Abravanel, Florence; El-Daly, Mai; Taylor, Sylvia; Mamdouh, Rasha; Eldin, Waleed Salah; El-Arab, Hanan Ezz; Sos, Dalia Gaber; Momen, Mohamed; Okasha, Omar; Le Fouler, Lenaig; El-Hosini, Mostafa; Izopet, Jacques; Rafik, Mona; Albert, Matthew; Abdel-Hamid, Mohamed; Mohamed, Mostafa Kamal; Delarocque-Astagneau, Elisabeth; Fontanet, Arnaud

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    Backgrounds With 10% of the general population aged 15–59 years chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), Egypt is the country with the highest HCV prevalence worldwide. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are therefore at particularly high risk of HCV infection. Our aim was to study HCV infection risk after occupational blood exposure among HCWs in Cairo. Methodology/Principal Findings The study was conducted in 2008–2010 at Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo. HCWs reporting an occupational blood exposure at screening, having neither anti-HCV antibodies (anti-HCV) nor HCV RNA, and exposed to a HCV RNA positive patient, were enrolled in a 6-month prospective cohort with follow-up visits at weeks 2, 4, 8, 12 and 24. During follow-up, anti-HCV, HCV RNA and ALT were tested. Among 597 HCWs who reported a blood exposure, anti-HCV prevalence at screening was 7.2%, not different from that of the general population of Cairo after age-standardization (11.6% and 10.4% respectively, p = 0.62). The proportion of HCV viremia among index patients was 37%. Of 73 HCWs exposed to HCV RNA from index patients, nine (12.3%; 95%CI, 5.8–22.1%) presented transient viremia, the majority of which occurred within the first two weeks after exposure. None of the workers presented seroconversion or elevation of ALT. Conclusions/Significance HCWs of a general University hospital in Cairo were exposed to a highly viremic patient population. They experienced frequent occupational blood exposures, particularly in early stages of training. These exposures resulted in transient viremic episodes without established infection. These findings call for further investigation of potential immune protection against HCV persistence in this high risk group. PMID:23469082

  17. Synthesis of New 1,2,3-Triazol-4-yl-quinazoline Nucleoside and Acyclonucleoside Analogues

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    Abdelaaziz Ouahrouch

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    Full Text Available In this study, we describe the synthesis of 1,4-disustituted-1,2,3-triazolo-quinazoline ribonucleosides or acyclonucleosides by means of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between various O or N-alkylated propargyl-quinazoline and 1'-azido-2',3',5'-tri-O-benzoylribose or activated alkylating agents under microwave conditions. None of the compounds selected showed significant anti-HCV activity in vitro.

  18. Indeterminate RIBA results were associated with the absence of hepatitis C virus RNA (HCV-RNA) in blood donors.

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    Pereira, Felicidade Mota; Zarife, Maria Alice Sant'ana; Reis, Eliana Almeida Gomes; G Reis, Mitermayer

    2014-01-01

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is diagnosed by the presence of antibodies and is supplemented by confirmatory testing methods, such as recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA) and HCV-RNA detection. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of RIBA testing to diagnose HCV infection in blood donors positive for anti-HCV antibodies. A total of 102 subjects positive for anti-HCV determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) at the Hematology and Hemotherapy Foundation of Bahia (HEMOBA) were later assessed with new samples using the Abbott Architect anti-HCV test (Abbott Diagnostics, Wiesbaden, Germany), the RIBA III test (Chiron RIBA HCV 3.0 SIA, Chiron Corp., Emeryville, CA, USA), the polymerase chain reaction (PCR; COBAS® AMPLICOR HCV Roche Diagnostics Corp., Indianapolis, IN, USA) and line probe assay (LiPA - Siemens, Tarrytown, NY, USA) genotyping for HCV diagnosis. Of these new samples, 38.2% (39/102) were positive, 57.8% (59/102) were negative and 3.9% (4/102) were indeterminate for anti-HCV; HCV-RNA was detected in 22.5% (23/102) of the samples. RIBA results were positive in 58.1% (25/43), negative in 9.3% (4/43) and indeterminate in 32.6% (14/43) of the samples. The prevailing genotypes were 1 (78.3%, 18/23), 3 (17.4%, 4/23) and 2 (4.3%, 1/23). All 14 samples with indeterminate RIBA results had undetectable viral loads (detection limit ≤50 IU/mL). Of these samples, 71.4% (10/14) were reevaluated six months later. Eighty percent (8/10) of these samples remained indeterminate by RIBA, and 20% (2/10) were negative. In this study, individuals with indeterminate RIBA results had no detectable HCV-RNA.

  19. Relationship between elevated liver enzyme with iron overload and viralhepatitis in thalassemia major patients in Northern Iran

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    Ameli, M.; Besharati, S.; Nemati, K.; Zamani, F.

    2008-01-01

    Objective was to determine the relationship between elevated liverenzymes with iron overload and viral hepatitis in thalassemia patients. Thisdescriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in the thalassemic ward ofTonekabon Hospital, Mazandaran, Northern Iran from 20 April to 20 Septemberof 2006. Patients were studied with respect to age, liver enzymes,anti-hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) antibody and hepatitis B surface antigen(HBsAg), transferring saturation (TSAT)and blood transfusion index(multiplication of frequency and units of transfusion). Alanineaminotransferase (ALT) >=40 U/L was considered elevated. Sixty-five patientswere evaluated (median age 19.51+-8.9 years, range 4-54). Eleven patientswere anti-HCV positive (16.9%). The mean serum ferritin was significantlyhigher in patients with ALT>=40 (2553.08 ug/L versus 1783.7750 ug/L)(p=0.012). The mean ALT was significantly higher in patients with TSAT >=60%(41.26 U/L versus 28.82 U/L) (p=0.021). The relationship between ALT>=40 andanti-HCV positively was statistically significant. The mean ALT was 60.91 U/Lin anti-HCV positive patients and 39.29 U/L in the negative group (p=0.001).The mean serum iron and transfusion index were significantly higher inanti-HCV positive versus negative patients (234.0 versus 195.4815; p=0.02),(1693.6 versus 1036.29, p=0.014). Close association between elevated ALT withiron overload, transfusion index, age and anti-HCV positivity in thalassemiapatients of Tonekabon is recommended to re-evaluate transfusion and Desferaldoses and therapies other than blood transfusion. (author)

  20. Frequency of hepatitis C viral RNA in anti-hepatitis C virus non-reactive blood donors with normal alanine aminotransferase

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    Ali, N.; Moinuddin, A.; Ahmed, S.A.

    2010-01-01

    To determine the frequency of HCV RNA in an anti-HCV non-reactive blood donor population with normal ALT, and its cost effectiveness. Study Design: An observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Baqai Institute of Haematology, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, and Combined Military Hospital, Malir Cantt, Karachi, from May 2006 to April 2008. Methodology: After initial interview and mini-medical examination, demographic data of blood donors was recorded, and anti-HCV, HBsAg and HIV were screened by third generation ELISA. Those reactive to anti-HCV, HbsAg and/or HIV were excluded. Four hundred consecutive donors with ALT within the reference range of 15-41 units/L were included in study. HCV RNA RT-PCR was performed on 5 sample mini-pools using Bio-Rad Real time PCR equipment. Results: All 400 donors were male, with mean age 27 years SD + 6.2. ALT of blood donors varied between 15-41 U/L with mean of 31.5+6.4 U/L, HCV RNA was detected in 2/400 (0.5%) blood donors. Screening one blood bag for HCV RNA costs Rs 4,000.00 equivalent to 50 US dollars, while screening through 5 sample mini-pools was Rs. 800.00 equivalent to approximately 10 US dollars. Conclusion: HCV RNA frequency was 0.5% (2/400) in the studied anti-HCV non-reactive normal ALT blood donors. Screening through mini-pools is more cost-effective. (author)

  1. Frequency of Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus and HIV Infections in Cannabis and Opioid Addicts

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    Nuran KARABULUT

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: There are very few data about the epidemiology of hepatitis B virus (HBV, hepatitis C virus (HCV and HIV infections in drug addicts in Turkey, whereas several countries have a developed surveillance systems to monitor the spread of HBV, HCV and HIV infections in drug users. In this study, HBV, HCV and HIV prevalence in cannabis and opioid addicts were investigated. Materials and Methods: Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg, anti-HBs, anti-HCV and anti-HIV tests were analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The cannabis and opioid metabolites in urine samples of drug addicts were analyzed by cloned enzyme donor immunoassay. Results: This retrospective study was conducted on 276 individuals with a mean age of 28.89±10.49 years. HBsAg, anti-HBs and anti-HCV prevalence in drug addicts was found to be 4%, 52.3% and 7.9%, respectively. In all the drug addicts, anti-HIV test was negative. Whereas the rate of HBsAg among cannabis users (8.8% was higher than opioid (4.1% and both cannabis and opioid users (1.4%, the difference was not statistically significant. Although anti-HCV positivity among cannabis users was not detected, 6.4% of opioid users and 15.9% of both cannabis and opioid users were anti-HCV positive (p=0.009. Conclusion: This study showed that HCV infection among especially opioid users and both cannabis and opioid users was a problem. Understanding of local status in HBV, HCV and HIV infections is crucial for developing prevention and geographical strategies for these infections.

  2. Detection on immunoblot of new proteins from the soluble fraction of the cell recognized either by anti-liver-kidney microsome antibodies type 1 or by anti-liver cytosol antibodies type 1--relationship with hepatitis C virus infection.

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    Ballot, E; Desbos, A; Monier, J C

    1996-09-01

    Antibodies directed against liver cytosol protein, called anti-liver cytosol type 1 (LC1 Ab), have been described by both immunofluorescence (IF) and immunodiffusion techniques in sera from patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). They have never been found in association with antibodies directed against the hepatitis C virus (HCV), unlike the anti-liver-kidney microsome antibodies type 1 (LKM1 Ab), the serological marker of AIH type 2. This suggests that there are two subgroups of AIH type 2, i.e., HCV-related and non-HCV-related. In this study, immunoblotting experiments were performed using proteins from the soluble phase of the rat liver cell; 141 sera which tested positive for LKM1 Ab by IF, 24 identified as having LC1 Ab by IF, and 50 from blood donors as controls were analyzed. Three bands were stained by LC1 Ab sera more often than by the control sera, and with a statistically significant frequency. These 3 proteins were located at apparent Mr 50,000, 55,000, and 60,000. The LKM1 Ab-positive sera as defined by IF stained six bands with a statistically significant frequency compared to the controls. Their apparent Mr were 35,000, 39,000, 47,000, 50,000, 55,000, and 60,000. LKM1 Ab-positive sera which were anti-HCV negative recognized a 60,000 protein belonging to the soluble phase of the cell, with a statistically significant frequency compared to LKM1 Ab-positive sera which were anti-HCV positive. This 60,000 protein was also recognized by LC1 Ab-positive sera, which were almost always anti-HCV negative. The presence of antibodies against a 60,000 protein from the soluble phase of the cell is discussed in terms of the anti-HCV serological markers found in the sera from patients with AIH.

  3. Evaluation of surrogate markers for human immunodeficiency virus infection among blood donors at the blood bank of "Hospital Universitário Regional Norte do Paraná", Londrina, PR, Brazil

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    Reiche Edna Maria Vissoci

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the usefulness of the anti-HBc, hepatitis C virus antibodies (anti-HCV, human T cell lymphotropic virus I and II antibodies (anti-HTLV I/II, serologic tests for syphilis, and surface antigen of hepatitis B virus (HBsAg as surrogate markers for the risk for HIV infection in 80,284 serum samples from blood donors from the Blood Bank of "Hospital Universitário Regional Norte do Paraná", Londrina, Paraná State, Brazil, analyzed from July 1994 to April 2001. Among 39 blood donors with positive serology for HIV, 12 (30.8% were anti-HBc positive, 10 (25.6% for anti-HCV, 1 (2.6% for anti-HTLV I/I, 1 (2.6% was positive for syphilis, and 1 (2.6% for HBsAg. Among the donors with negative serology for HIV, these markers were detected in 8,407 (10.5%, 441 (0.5%, 189 (0.2%, 464 (0.6%, and 473 (0.6% samples, respectively. The difference was statistically significant (p < 0.001 for anti-HBc and anti-HCV. Although the predictive positive value for these surrogate markers were low for HIV infection, the results confirmed the anti-HBc and anti-HCV as useful surrogate markers for HIV infection thus reinforcing the maintenance of them in the screening for blood donors contributing to the prevention of the small number of cases in which HIV is still transmitted by transfusion.

  4. Atualização da abordagem de infecção do trato urinário na infância

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    Ana Cristina Simões e Silva

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Objetivo: A infecção do trato urinário (ITU é a infecção bacteriana mais comum na infância. A ITU pode ser o evento sentinela para alteração renal subjacente. Ainda há muitas controvérsias com relação ao tratamento adequado da ITU. Neste artigo de revisão, discutimos as últimas recomendações para diagnóstico, tratamento, profilaxia e imagiologia da ITU na infância, com base em comprovação e, na sua ausência, no consenso de especialistas. Fonte de dados: Os dados foram coletados após uma revisão da literatura e pesquisa no Pubmed, Embase, Scopus e Scielo. Resumo dos dados: No primeiro ano de vida, as ITUs são mais comuns em meninos (3,7% do que em meninas (2%. Os sinais e sintomas da ITU são muito inespecíficos, principalmente em neonatos e durante a infância. A febre é o único sintoma em muitos casos. Conclusões: O histórico clínico e exame físico podem sugerir ITU, porém a confirmação deve ser feita por urocultura. Antes da administração de qualquer agente antimicrobiano, deve ser feita coleta de urina. Durante a infância, a coleta de urina adequada é essencial para evitar resultados falso-positivos. O diagnóstico e o início do tratamento imediatos são importantes na prevenção de cicatriz renal de longo prazo. Neonatos febris com ITUs devem ser submetidos a ultrassonografia renal e da bexiga, Agentes antibacterianos intravenosos são recomendados para neonatos e neonatos jovens. Recomendamos também a exclusão de uropatias obstrutivas o mais rapidamente possível e posterior refluxo vesico-ureteral, caso indicado. A profilaxia deve ser considerada em casos de elevada susceptibilidade a ITU e risco elevado de danos renais.

  5. Histopathological and ultrastructural characteristics of myeloid leukosis in broiler chicken Características histopatológicas e ultraestruturais da leucose mielóide em galinhas de linhagem pesada

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    Full Text Available An ultrastructural and histological study was performed to determine the degree of differentiation of the neoplastic cells. The histological study revealed neoplastic cells with pleomorphism, oval nuclei, prominent nucleoli, irregularly distributed chromatin, atypical mitotic figures and moderate amount of cytoplasm containing spherical eosinophilic granulations, typical features of the myeloid lineage. Ultrastructurally, there were cells with an electron-dense, oval and voluminous nucleus, with predominant euchromatin and cytoplasm containing many spherical, electron-dense and homogeneous granules, indicative of myelocytes with differentiation to eosinophils. Type-C viral particles were also seen in the intercellular space of renal tubules and inside the intracytoplasmic vesicles of immature myelocytes in the bone marrow and ovary. PCR was positive to ALV-J.Caracterizaram-se a linhagem e o grau de diferenciação das células neoplásicas no estudo histopatológico e ultraestrutural da leucose mielóide. Histologicamente as células neoplásicas apresentaram pleomorfismo, núcleos ovais, nucléolos proeminentes, cromatina distribuída de maneira irregular, figuras de mitose atípicas e moderada quantidade de citoplasma contendo granulações eosinofílicas esféricas. Essas características indicam a linhagem mielóide. Ultraestruturalmente evidenciaram-se células com núcleo oval, volumoso, eletrodenso, com predomínio de eucromatina e citoplasma com numerosos grânulos esféricos, eletrodensos e homogêneos, indicando mielócitos com diferenciação para eosinófilos. Constatou-se também a presença de partículas virais tipo-C no espaço intercelular dos túbulos renais, no interior de vesículas intracitoplasmáticas dos mielócitos imaturos presentes na medula óssea e ovário, e PCR positivo para ALV-J.

  6. Operating in a Yellow Nation; the frequency of hepatitis B and hepatitis C positive at a tertiary care teaching hospital

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    Waheed, A.; Zafar-ul-Ahsan; Zaeem, F.A.; Shariff, M.M.; Qayyum, A.

    2010-01-01

    Objects contaminated with blood and other body fluids of patients suffering from hepatitis B and C are an occupational health hazard to the health care personnel and a source of nosocomial spread. This descriptive cross sectional study estimated the frequency of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and anti hepatitis C antibody (Anti HCV) positive patients among those undergoing a urological procedure in a tertiary care teaching hospital. A sample size of 550 patients was estimated using Stat Calc for Epi Info. A cluster off 558 patients were included. Ninety five (17%) were positive for serum HBsAg and/or anti HCV by Elisa. Gender/sex, admission year, urological diagnosis did not predict statistically significant relationship with the positive status. Past surgical history was marginally significant. In conclusion, all patients undergoing a urological procedure should be checked for anti HCV and HBsAg. A solid policy outlining the preventive practices is needed to stop this high burden of hepatitis turning into public health disaster. (author)

  7. Hepatitis B and C virus markers among patients with hepatosplenic mansonic schistosomiasis

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate the frequency and the consequences of the co-infection of hepatitis B and C viruses in patients with hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HSS. METHODS: B and C serologic markers, exposure to risk factors, biochemical assays, upper gastrointestinal endoscopies, and abdominal ultrasonograms were evaluated in 101 patients with HSS from 1994 to 1997. Whenever possible, PCR was tested and histopathological studies were reviewed. RESULTS: At least one HBV virus marker was found in 15.8%, and anti-HCV was detected in 12.9% of the subjects. The seropositive subjects tended to be older than the seronegative ones. A history of blood transfusion was significantly related to the presence of anti-HCV. Three (18.75% out of 16 subjects exposed to B virus were HBsAg positive. Eleven (84.6% out of thirteen patients who were anti-HCV positive demonstrated viral activity. Patients with ongoing viral infection presented a higher average level of liver aminotransferases, a higher frequency of cell decompensation and a higher rate of chronic hepatitis. Portal hypertension parameters were not influenced by viral exposure. CONCLUSIONS: The rate of hepatitis B and C viruses serologic markers observed in the patients with HSS was higher than the control group. The co-infection was responsible for a higher frequency of cell decompensation.

  8. The effect of prior transfusion history on blood donor anti-hepatitis C virus antibody.

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    Mazda, T; Nakata, K; Ota, K; Kaminuma, Y; Katayama, T

    1993-01-01

    In Japan, the major transfusion-associated disease is non-A, non-B hepatitis. We studied the relationship between transfusion history and blood donor antibodies to hepatitis C virus (HCV). The positive rate of antibodies to the HCV nonstructural protein (c100-3) depended on age and the time elapsed since transfusion. The anti-c100-3 ratio for subjects with transfusions made prior to 20 years ago was high. One quarter century ago, a change occurred in national blood policy from paid to non-paid voluntary donations. We also have studied the anti-HCV positive rate among donors with prior transfusion using a second generation HCV test kit which includes anti-HCV core antibody detection. The anti-HCV positive rate for the second generation test was higher than that for the anti-c100-3 test. Introduction of the second generation test is therefore more useful in screening than the anti-c100-3 test for blood programs.

  9. Portulaca oleracea L. as a Prospective Candidate Inhibitor of Hepatitis C Virus NS3 Serine Protease.

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    Noreen, Sobia; Hussain, Ishtiaq; Tariq, Muhammad Ilyas; Ijaz, Bushra; Iqbal, Shahid; Qamar-ul-Zaman; Ashfaq, Usman Ali; Husnain, Tayyab

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    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a worldwide health problem affecting about 300 million individuals. HCV causes chronic liver disease, liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and death. Many side effects are associated with the current treatment options. Natural products that can be used as anti-HCV drugs are thus of considerable potential significance. NS3 serine protease (NS3-SP) is a target for the screening of antiviral activity against HCV. The present work explores plants with anti-HCV potential, isolating possible lead compounds. Ten plants, used for medicinal purposes against different infections in rural areas of Pakistan, were collected. The cellular toxicity effects of methanolic extracts of the plants on the viability of Huh-7 cells were studied through the Trypan blue dye exclusion method. Following this, the anti-HCV potential of phytoextracts was assessed by infecting liver cells with HCV-3a-infected serum inoculum. Only the methanolic extract of Portulaca oleracea L. (PO) exhibited more than 70% inhibition. Four fractions were obtained through bioassay-guided extraction of PO. Subsequent inhibition of all organic extract fractions against NS3 serine protease was checked to track the specific target in the virus. The results showed that the PO methanolic crude and ethyl acetate extract specifically abridged the HCV NS3 protease expression in a dose-dependent fashion. Hence, PO extract and its constituents either alone or with interferon could offer a future option to treat chronic HCV.

  10. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and associated factors among male illicit drug users in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

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    Novais, Antônia Carlos Magalhães; Lopes, Carmen Luci Rodrigues; Reis, Nádia Rúbia da Silva; Silva, Agabo Macêdo Costa E; Martins, Regina Maria Bringel; Souto, Francisco José Dutra

    2009-09-01

    Intravenous drug injection has been reported as the main risk factor for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The aim of the present study was to describe the prevalence and the epidemiological profile of HCV infection among abusers of illegal injected and non-injected drugs in Cuiabá, state of Mato Grosso, Central Brazil. A cross-sectional study including 314 male drug users from eight detoxification centres was performed. Out of 314 subjects studied, 48 (15.2%) were intravenous drug users. Participants were interviewed and had blood samples taken and tested for the presence of anti-HCV antibodies. Positive samples were tested for the presence of HCV RNA. Genotyping was performed on HCV RNA-positive samples. The overall prevalence of anti-HCV antibodies was 6.4% (n = 20). Out of 20 anti-HCV antibody-positive subjects, 16 (80%) were also HCV RNA-positive. Genotype 1 predominated (75%), followed by 3a (25%). Subtype 1a was more common than 1b. HCV infection was more prevalent among intravenous drug users (33%) than non-injecting users (1.5%). Logistic regression analyses showed independent associations between HCV infection and intravenous drug use, imprisonment and increasing age. In the present study, injecting drug use was the factor most strongly associated to HCV infection and inhaling or sniffing did not represent an increased susceptibility to infection.

  11. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and associated factors among male illicit drug users in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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    Antônia Carlos Magalhães Novais

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Intravenous drug injection has been reported as the main risk factor for hepatitis C virus (HCV infection. The aim of the present study was to describe the prevalence and the epidemiological profile of HCV infection among abusers of illegal injected and non-injected drugs in Cuiabá, state of Mato Grosso, Central Brazil. A cross-sectional study including 314 male drug users from eight detoxification centres was performed. Out of 314 subjects studied, 48 (15.2% were intravenous drug users. Participants were interviewed and had blood samples taken and tested for the presence of anti-HCV antibodies. Positive samples were tested for the presence of HCV RNA. Genotyping was performed on HCV RNA-positive samples. The overall prevalence of anti-HCV antibodies was 6.4% (n = 20. Out of 20 anti-HCV antibody-positive subjects, 16 (80% were also HCV RNA-positive. Genotype 1 predominated (75%, followed by 3a (25%. Subtype 1a was more common than 1b. HCV infection was more prevalent among intravenous drug users (33% than non-injecting users (1.5%. Logistic regression analyses showed independent associations between HCV infection and intravenous drug use, imprisonment and increasing age. In the present study, injecting drug use was the factor most strongly associated to HCV infection and inhaling or sniffing did not represent an increased susceptibility to infection.

  12. Screening of 110 cirrhotic patients for hepatitis B and C at Saidu Teaching Hospital, Saidu Sharif, Swat

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    Khan, P.; Ahmad, A.; Ahmad, B.; Khan, T.M.

    2009-01-01

    Cirrhosis liver is amongst the commonest clinical conditions in Pakistan. Besides other causes, it is mostly related to previous viral infection, in this part of the world. The main objective of this study was to find the frequency of HBsAg and anti HCV in cirrhotic patients of Swat district. This Prospective Study was conducted in the Medical unit of Saidu Teaching Hospital, Saidu Sharif from January 2006 to December 2006. One hundred and ten Cirrhotic Patients, 62 Male and 48 Female aged from 14 to 75 years were included in this study. Sera were tested by third generation Elisa method. Fifty-nine out of 110 (53.6%) patients were positive for anti HCV antibodies. Twenty-four (21.81%) Patients were positive for HBsAg. Eleven (10%) patients were positive for both HBsAg and anti HCV anti bodies. Sixteen (14.54%) were negative for both sero maker of hepatitis B and C. It is evident from this study that Hepatitis C, is a leading cause of cirrhosis in District Swat followed by HBV. Both the viruses account for at least three fourths of the total Cirrhotic. (Author)

  13. Hepatitis C as a risk factor for diabetes type 2: lack of evidence in a hospital in central-west Brazil

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    Luce Marina Freires Corrêa da Costa

    Full Text Available In order to assess the importance of HCV infection as a possible risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus, a case-control study was conducted, comparing the prevalence of HCV infection among diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Diabetic outpatients attending to a University Hospital in Central-West Brazil were evaluated between April and October 2005. A control group composed by patients from the same institution was matched by gender and age. Candidates to control group were included only if fasting glucose measures were under 100 mg/dL. Diabetics and controls had blood samples taken in order to test for antibodies against HCV (anti-HCV by enzyme-immunoassay. Polymerase chain reaction and immunoblot were performed to confirm the anti-HCV status. Each group included 206 participants. Despite of the groups were in general comparable. The diabetics had a greater body mass average and smaller family income. The prevalence of confirmed anti-HCV in the diabetic group was of 1.4%, which was similar to the controls (1%. Finding statistical difference may have been hampered by the low frequency of HCV infection in both groups. It was not possible to demonstrate a role of HCV as an etiologic factor in type 2 diabetes, since HCV infected patients represented a small portion of the overall diabetes cases. This finding does not allow to recommend regular screening for HCV infection in type 2 diabetics in this region.

  14. Prevalence, genotype distribution, and risk factors for hepatitis C infection among HIV-infected individuals in Slovenia: a 1986-2013 update.

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    Škamperle, Mateja; Seme, Katja; Lunar, Maja M; Maver, Polona J; Tomažič, Janez; Vovko, Tomaž D; Pečavar, Blaž; Matičič, Mojca; Poljak, Mario

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    Since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy, chronic hepatitis C has become one of the leading causes of non-AIDS-related morbidity and mortality in patients with HIV infection. Two previous Slovenian nationwide studies published in 2002 and 2009 showed a very low prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among Slovenian HIV-infected individuals (14.5% and 10.7%, respectively). The presence of HCV infection was tested in 579/639 (90.6%) patients that were confirmed as HIV-positive in Slovenia by the end of 2013. Among them, 7.6% (44/579) of HIV-infected individuals were anti-HCV-positive, and 33/44 (75%) anti-HCV-positive patients were also HCV RNA-positive. HCV genotype 1 was most prevalent among HIV-infected patients (68%), followed by genotype 3 (20%), genotype 4 (8%), and genotype 2 (4%). Anti-HCV positivity was significantly higher in those that acquired HIV by the parenteral route (91.8%) than in those that acquired HIV by the sexual route (2.8%). Slovenia remains among the countries with the lowest prevalence of HCV infection in HIV-infected individuals. Because the burden of HIV among men who have sex with men in Slovenia is disproportionately high and increasing rapidly, the current favorable situation could change quickly and should be therefore monitored regularly.

  15. Brain Microstructural Correlates of Cognitive Dysfunction in Clinically and Biochemically Normal Hepatitis C Virus Infection.

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    Kumar, Ajay; Deep, Amar; Gupta, Rakesh K; Atam, Virendra; Mohindra, Samir

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    This study examined correlates of the brain's neurocognitive performance among clinically and biochemically normal adult patient with hepatitis C virus (HCV). We hypothesized that anti-HCV positive individuals would demonstrate structural brain abnormalities and neurocognitive dysfunction as well as the changes in cell component and extracellular space in the white matter regions of brain in asymptomatic HCV infection by using diffusion tensor tractrography (DTT) metrics. Anti-HCV positive patient ( n  = 40), and healthy controls ( n  = 31), fulfilling inclusion criteria (incidentally detected anti-HCV positive) and able to provide informed consent were screened and recruited for the study. All these subjects and controls underwent subjective assessment of their quality of life related symptoms, neuropsychometric tests (NPT) and magnetic resonance imaging. The patients were subjected to neuroimaging as well as psychological testing. There was no significant difference in basic laboratory parameters in these two groups. Independent t -test reveals significantly lower neuropsychological functioning as compared to healthy control. A significantly decreased FA values and myoinsitol were observed in HCV subjects on sensory, inferior longitudinal fascicules, and STR fiber bundles as compared to healthy control. Bivariate correlation analysis reveals that neuropsychological scores are significantly positive. Our result show that HCV positive individuals would demonstrate structural brain abnormalities and neurocognitive dysfunction as well as the changes in cell component and extracellular space in the white matter regions of brain in asymptomatic HCV infection by using DTT metrics.

  16. A high risk of hepatitis C infection among Egyptian blood donors: the role of parenteral drug abuse.

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    Bassily, S; Hyams, K C; Fouad, R A; Samaan, M D; Hibbs, R G

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    To determine the prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among Egyptian blood donors, 188 consecutive adult blood donors from four hospitals and one temporary donor center located in Cairo, Egypt were evaluated. Sera were tested for HCV antibodies (anti-HCV) using second-generation enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test kits. Sera that were repeatedly reactive by ELISA were further verified by a second-generation recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA). Antibodies to HCV were detected by RIBA in 26.6% of the blood donors, which is higher than the 10-19% prevalence of antibody found in other studies of Egyptian blood donors. A history of selling blood (odds ratio [OR] = 12.1) and the use of illicit parenteral drugs (OR = 2.5) were significantly associated with anti-HCV seropositivity after controlling for age and gender. These data indicate that the use of illicit drugs may be one reason for high levels of reported HCV infection among Egyptian blood donors. These findings also indicate that Egyptian blood donors should be screened for anti-HCV and individuals who have a history of drug abuse should be deferred from donating blood.

  17. Low prevalence of liver-kidney microsomal autoantibodies of type 1 (LKM1) in hepatitis C seropositive subjects on Crete, Greece.

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    Drygiannakis, D; Lionis, C; Drygiannakis, I; Pappas, G; Kouroumalis, E

    2001-01-01

    Hepatitis C is a serious problem on the Greek island of Crete, where a high prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis C (anti-HCV) has recently been reported. This article reports the findings of a study carried out in Crete, which investigated the prevalence of serum autoantibodies in patients with chronic hepatitis C. One hundred and forty two patients (59 men and 83 women), who were found anti-HCV seropositive in two hospitals and two Primary Health Care Centres in Crete, were eligible. Sixty healthy blood donors (46 men, 14 women), which were negative to anti-HCV, were used as the control group. They were randomly selected from those attending Rethymnon Hospital. Autoantibodies were identified using the indirect immunofluorescence (IFL) technique on human epithelial cells from larynx cancer (HEp-2 cells), rat liver-kidney-stomach substrate (CT3) and Chrithidia Luciliae (CL). Serum autoantibodies were detected in 104 HCV patients, yielding an overall prevalence of 73.2%. The most frequent autoantibodies were antinuclear antibodies (ANA), positive in 72 patients (50.7%). Anti-smooth muscle antibodies (ASMA) were detected in 33 patients (23.2%). Only one patient was positive for LKM1 autoantibodies. No autoantibodies were found in 38 patients (26.7%). Autoantibodies were also found in 5 out of the 60 examined healthy blood donors (8.3%). Autoantibodies, mainly ANA and ASMA are very common in HCV seropositive patients from Crete. By contrast LKM1 autoantibodies are exceptionally rare in these patients.

  18. Comparison of seropositivity of HCV between oral lichen planus and healthy control group in Hamedan province (west of Iran

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    Ahmad Reza Mobaien

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    Full Text Available Background: Lichen planus is an idiopathic inflammatory disease of the skin, nail, hair and mucous membranes. Oral lichen planus (LP is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the oral mucous membranes with a variety of clinical presentations. Various etiologies include HCV suggested for LP, and the aim of this study was comparison of seropositivity of HCV in LP patients and control group. Methods: All oral LP patients that were referred to dermatology clinic of farshchian hospitalwere entered in the study. Five cc of clot blood was taken from each patient and tested for anti-HCVand when anti-HCV tested positive another 2cc clot bloodwas taken for HCV-Rt-PCR test. The results were analyzed with SPSS 16. Results: This prospective cross-sectional study was conducted on 30 oral lichen planus patients [males 13(43.3% females 17(56.7%] with mean ages of 46±13.7years and 60 healthy individual [males 26(43.3% females 34(56.7%]. There was no oral lichen planus patients who had anti-HCV positive whiles 2 males(3.3% of healthy group had anti-HCV positive which was confirmed by HCV-Rt-PCR. Conclusions: This study showed that there is no correlation between seropositivity of HCV and oral lichen planus in our patients in the west of Iran.

  19. Tampão peridural com dextran 40 na profilaxia da cefaléia pós-punção acidental da duramáter em paciente HIV positivo: relato de caso Tampón peridural con dextran 40 en la profilaxia de la cefalea pós-punción accidental de la duramáter en paciente SIDA positivo: relato de caso Epidural patch with dextran 40 to prevent postdural puncture headache in an HIV patient: case report

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    Marcos Guilherme Cunha Cruvinel

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A cefaléia pós-punção de duramáter é uma complicação bem conhecida das anestesias subaracnóideas e peridurais, sendo o tampão sangüíneo considerado o tratamento mais eficaz, até o momento. Este é um procedimento invasivo e sujeito a complicações graves. Seu uso em certos pacientes, como portadores de HIV ou leucemias, é motivo de debate. Várias alternativas têm sido relatadas. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar um caso do uso do tampão peridural com dextran 40 na profilaxia da cefaléia pós-punção de duramáter em paciente portador do vírus da imunodeficiência humana (HIV, com história de cefaléia em anestesia subaracnóidea anterior. RELATO DE CASO: Paciente masculino, 31 anos, 70 kg, estado físico ASA II, portador de HIV, para tratamento de condilomatose anal recidivada, com relato de cefaléia intensa e limitante durante duas semanas após anestesia subaracnóidea (agulha Quincke 25G. Durante tentativa de anestesia peridural com agulha de Tuohy 18G em L3-L4, houve perfuração acidental da duramáter. Foram injetados, por duas vezes, 20 ml de dextran 40 a 10% por cateter peridural; a primeira, 150 minutos após a administração dos anestésicos e a segunda na manhã seguinte à cirurgia. O paciente evoluiu assintomático e recebeu alta no dia seguinte à sua internação. CONCLUSÕES: O uso do tampão com soluções colóides como o dextran 40 não está bem estabelecido, porém existem alguns relatos do seu uso com sucesso e entendemos que seu potencial deva ser melhor explorado.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La cefalea pós-punción de duramáter es una complicación bien conocida de las anestesias subaracnóideas y peridurales, siendo el tampón sanguíneo considerado el tratamiento más eficaz hasta el momento. Este es un procedimiento invasivo y sujeto a complicaciones graves. Su uso en ciertos pacientes, como portadores de SIDA o leucemias, es motivo de debate. Varias alternativas han sido relatadas. El objetivo de este articulo es presentar un caso del uso del tampón peridural con dextran 40 en la profilaxia de la cefalea pós-punción de duramáter en paciente portador del virus de la imunodeficiencia humana (HIV, con historia de cefalea en anestesia subaracnóidea anterior. Relato do caso: Paciente masculino, 31 años, 70 kg, estado físico ASA II, portador de SIDA, para tratamiento de condilomatosis anal recidivada, con relato de cefalea intensa y limitante durante dos semanas después de anestesia subaracnóidea (aguja Quincke 25G. Durante la tentativa de anestesia peridural con aguja de Tuohy 18G en L3-L4, hubo perforación accidental de la duramáter. Fueron inyectados, por dos veces, 20 ml de dextran 40 a 10% por catéter peridural; la primera, 150 minutos después de la administración de los anestésicos y la segunda en la mañana siguiente a la cirugía. El paciente evoluyó asintomático y recibió alta al día siguiente a su internación. CONCLUSIONES: El uso del tampón con soluciones coloides como el dextran 40 no está bien establecido, sin embargo existen algunos relatos de su uso con suceso y entendemos que su potencial debe ser mejor explorado.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Postdural puncture headache is a well-known complication of spinal and epidural anesthesia and, so far, its most effective treatment is the epidural blood patch. Nevertheless this is an invasive procedure subject to severe complications. Its use in special patient populations (HIV positive patients and leukemias is controversial. Several alternatives have been reported. This study aimed at showing a case of prophylactic epidural dextran 40 patch in an HIV patient with previous history of headache following spinal anesthesia. CASE REPORT: Male patient, 31 years old, 70 kg, physical status ASA II, HIV positive, presented for recurrent anal condylomatosis treatment, with a history of severe and limiting headache for two weeks following spinal anesthesia. (25G Quincke needle. During an L3-L4 epidural puncture attempt with an 18G Tuohy needle there was an accidental dural puncture. Twenty milliliters of 10% dextran 40 were administered twice through an epidural catheter. First, 150 minutes after anesthesia and then in the morning following surgery. Patient had no headache complaint and was discharged on the following day. CONCLUSIONS: The use of a patch with colloid solutions, such as dextran 40, is not well established, but there are some successful reports and it is our understanding that its potential should be further investigated.

  20. Prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis B and C virus infections in an impoverished urban community in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Viral hepatitis is a serious global public health problem affecting billions of people globally, and both hepatitis B virus (HBV and hepatitis C virus (HCV infections are rapidly spreading in the developing countries including Bangladesh due to the lack of health education, poverty, illiteracy and lack of hepatitis B vaccination. Also there is lack of information on their prevalence among the general population. So, a population-based serological survey was conducted in Dhaka to determine the prevalence and risk factors of HBV and HCV infections. Methods Healthy individuals were selected for demographic and behavioural characteristics by stratified cluster sampling and blood tested for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg, antibody to HBV core antigen (anti-HBc, and anti-HCV antibodies (anti-HCV. Results From June 2005-November 2006, 1997 participants were screened for HBsAg, anti-HBc and anti-HCV, 738 (37% were males with mean (SD age of 24 (14 years. HBV-seropositivity was documented in 582 (29% participants: 14 (0.7% were positive for HBsAg, 452 (22.6% for anti-HBc and 116 (5.8% for both HBsAg and anti-HBc. Four (0.2% participants were positive for anti-HCV, and another five (0.3% for both anti-HBc and anti-HCV. Ninety-six/246 (39% family members residing at same households with HBsAg positive participants were also HBV-seropositive [74 (30.1% for anti-HBc and 22 (8.9% for both HBsAg and anti-HBc], which was significantly higher among family members (39% than that of study participants (29% (OR 1.56; p Conclusions The results indicate intermediate level of endemicity of HBV infection in Dhaka community, with much higher prevalence among family members of HBsAg positive individuals but low prevalence of HCV infections, clearly indicating need for universal hepatitis B vaccination. The use of disposable needles for ear-nose-body piercing need to be promoted through public awareness programmes as a preventive strategy.

  1. Prevalence of non-organ-specific autoantibodies and chronic liver disease in the general population: a nested case-control study of the Dionysos cohort.

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    Lenzi, M; Bellentani, S; Saccoccio, G; Muratori, P; Masutti, F; Muratori, L; Cassani, F; Bianchi, F B; Tiribelli, C

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    Several retrospective and prospective studies report an increased prevalence of non-organ-specific autoantibodies (NOSAs) in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) related chronic liver disease (CLD). Some of the data so far available are controversial and the true prevalence of NOSAs in the general population is still not known. To explore the prevalence of NOSAs, their relation to different HCV genotypes, and the presence and severity of CLD in the general population of Northern Italy. All 226 anti-HCV positive and 87 hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive patients of the Dionysos cohort study were analysed and compared with sex and age matched cases (226) negative for both anti-HCV antibody and HBsAg selected from the same cohort. Sera tested for the presence of NOSAs (anti-nuclear antibody (ANA), anti-smooth muscle antibody (SMA), and anti-liver/kidney microsomes type 1 antibody (LKM1)) were screened by indirect immunofluorescence at a 1:40 serum dilution. HCV RNA and HCV genotypes were also determined by nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the 5' non-coding region and by PCR amplification of the core region with type specific primers. The overall prevalence of NOSA reactivity was significantly higher in anti-HCV positive subjects than in both normal and pathological controls (25% v 6% and 7% respectively, pLKM1 occurred in 16, 10, and 1. 3% of cases respectively. No specific association between NOSAs and a specific HCV genotype was found. NOSAs were found more often associated with more than one genotype (35.7%) and with untypable genotypes (34.6%), although the association was not statistically significant. NOSAs were associated with HCV RNA and CLD but not with the presence of cirrhosis and/or hepatocellular carcinoma. On univariate analysis, NOSA reactivity was independently associated with abnormal alanine aminotransferase (p<0.01) and gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase levels (p<0.05). The risk for the presence of NOSAs was 5.1 times higher in anti-HCV

  2. Viral hepatitis and HIV-associated tuberculosis: Risk factors and TB treatment outcomes in Thailand

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    Likanonsakul Sirirat

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The occurrence of tuberculosis (TB, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, and viral hepatitis infections in the same patient poses unique clinical and public health challenges, because medications to treat TB and HIV are hepatotoxic. We conducted an observational study to evaluate risk factors for HBsAg and/or anti-HCV reactivity and to assess differences in adverse events and TB treatment outcomes among HIV-infected TB patients. Methods Patients were evaluated at the beginning, during, and at the end of TB treatment. Blood samples were tested for aspartate aminotransferase (AST, alanine aminotransferase (ALT, total bilirubin (BR, complete blood count, and CD4+ T lymphocyte cell count. TB treatment outcomes were assessed at the end of TB treatment according to international guidelines. Results Of 769 enrolled patients, 752 (98% had serologic testing performed for viral hepatitis: 70 (9% were reactive for HBsAg, 237 (31% for anti-HCV, and 472 (63% non-reactive for both markers. At the beginning of TB treatment, 18 (26% patients with HBsAg reactivity had elevated liver function tests compared with 69 (15% patients non-reactive to any viral marker (p = 0.02. At the end of TB treatment, 493 (64% were successfully treated. Factors independently associated with HBsAg reactivity included being a man who had sex with men (adjusted odds ratio [AOR], 2.1; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.1–4.3 and having low TB knowledge (AOR, 1.8; CI, 1.0–3.0. Factors most strongly associated with anti-HCV reactivity were having injection drug use history (AOR, 12.8; CI, 7.0–23.2 and living in Bangkok (AOR, 15.8; CI, 9.4–26.5. The rate of clinical hepatitis and death during TB treatment was similar in patients HBsAg reactive, anti-HCV reactive, both HBsAg and anti-HCV reactive, and non-reactive to any viral marker. Conclusion Among HIV-infected TB patients living in Thailand, markers of viral hepatitis infection, particularly hepatitis C virus

  3. Isolation and characterization of Leptospira interrogans from pigs slaughtered in São Paulo State, Brazil Isolamento e caracterização de Leptospira interrogans de suínos abatidos no Estado de São Paulo, Brasil

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    SAM, em que houve isolamento de leptospiras do fígado e aparelho reprodutor. A presença do DNA de leptospira foi investigada pela técnica da PCR e foram observados resultados positivos nos rins de 11 fêmeas, no fígado de duas, no aparelho reprodutor de duas e na urina de uma delas. Nefrose, nefrite intersticial multifocal variando de moderada a severa, cilindros hialinos e focos hemorrágicos, congestão hepática e de cornos uterinos foram lesões histológicas evidenciadas com freqüência mais alta em animais positivos para leptospira. A impregnação argêntica (Warthin Starry confirmou a presença de espiroquetas nos túbulos renais das quatro fêmeas onde houve cultura positiva para leptospiras dos rins. O sorogrupo dos cinco isolados foi identificado como Pomona pela técnica de aglutinação cruzada com anticorpos policlonais de referência. A caracterização molecular dos isolados foi realizada pela análise do número variável de repetições em tandem (VNTR. Os mesmos revelaram um padrão distinto da estirpe padrão de L. interrogans sorovar Pomona, porém idêntico a um padrão previamente identificado em estirpes isoladas na Argentina, pertencentes ao sorovar Pomona.

  4. Gestantes HIV positivas e sua não-adesão à profilaxia no pré-natal=HIV positive pregnant women who do not follow the prenatal prophylaxis=Mujeres embarazadas con HIV positivo y su non adhesión a la profilaxia en el prenatal

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    Cechim, Petrolina Libana; Perdomini, Fernanda Rosa Indriunas; Quaresma, Lisiane Moitin

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    Este é um estudo exploratório descritivo com abordagem qualitativa. Investigamos a não-adesão de gestantes portadoras do vírus HIV/AIDS ao tratamento preconizado pelo Ministério da Saúde no período pré-natal. Os sujeitos desta pesquisa foram sete mulheres soropositivos, que, durante a gestação, não aderiram ao tratamento profilático recomendado. Os dados foram coletados por uma entrevista semiestruturada. Para a análise dos dados, elaboramos categorias com base nas falas destes sujeitos. Com ...

  5. Gestantes HIV positivas e sua não-adesão à profilaxia no pré-natal Mujeres embarazadas con HIV positivo y su non adhesión a la profilaxia en el prenatal HIV positive pregnant women who do not follow the prenatal prophylaxis

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    Petrolina Libana Cechim

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Este é um estudo exploratório descritivo com abordagem qualitativa. Investigamos a não-adesão de gestantes portadoras do vírus HIV/AIDS ao tratamento preconizado pelo Ministério da Saúde no período pré-natal. Os sujeitos desta pesquisa foram sete mulheres soropositivos, que, durante a gestação, não aderiram ao tratamento profilático recomendado. Os dados foram coletados por uma entrevista semi-estruturada. Para a análise dos dados, elaboramos categorias com base nas falas destes sujeitos. Com os resultados, observamos que existe a vulnerabilidade da mulher em realizar a negociação do sexo seguro com o seu parceiro e que associado às baixas condições socio-econômicas, desemprego e falta de afeto, faz com que as mulheres se tornem vítimas do HIV/AIDS.Este es un estudio exploratorio descriptivo con abordaje cualitativo. Se buscó investigar a la no adhesión de las gestantes portadoras del vírus HIV/SIDA al tratamiento preconizado por el Ministério de la Salud en el periodo prenatal. Los sujetos de esta encuesta fueron siete mujeres seropositivas, que durante la gestación, no se adhirieron al tratamiento profiláctico recomendado por el Ministerio de la Salud. Los datos fueron colectados por las autoras del estudio, a través de una entrevista semiestructurada. Para el análisis de los datos, elaboramos categorías desde lo que expresaron estos sujetos. Con los resultados observamos que existe la vulnerabilidad de la mujer en realizar negociación del sexo seguro con su compañero y que asociado a las bajas condiciones socioeconómicas, desempleo y falta de afecto, hace con que las mujeres se conviertan en víctimas del HIV/SIDA.This is an exploratory study based on a qualitative approach. The objective was to investigate why HIV positive pregnant women do not follow the treatment which is recommended by the Health Ministry during the prenatal period. The individuals participating of this investigation were seven HIV positive women who, during their pregnancy, did not follow the prophylaxis treatment currently recommended. The data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews. Categories based on what these individuals reported were then stipulated and the results showed that women are in a vulnerable position regarding the negotiation of safe sex with their partners. Moreover, low social and economical conditions and lack of affection lead women to become victims of HIV/AIDS.

  6. OSP-Immunofluorescent remyelinating oligodendrocytes in the brainstem of toxically-demyelinated Wistar rats Oligodendrócitos remielinizantes positivos para OSP - proteína específica do oligodendrócito- no tronco encefálico de ratos Wistar desmielinizados toxicamente

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    Eliza Simone Viégas Sallis

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Central nervous system (CNS remyelination following toxically-induced demyelination is a well known process. Oligodendrocytes constitute the bulk of the myelinating cells in the brain whereas Schwann cells overwhelm oligodendrocytes numbers in spinal cord remyelination. Despite the common knowledge of these facts, we still do not know completely the origin of both remyelinating cells. The present study investigated the participation of mature oligodendrocytes in remyelination after ethidium-bromide (EB induced demyelination in the brainstem of normal and cyclosporin A-immunosuppressed Wistar rats. Thirty adult female rats were divided into three experimental groups. In group 1 the rats received a single intracisternal injection of 10 muL of 0.1% ethidium bromide (EB in 0.9% saline (n=10; in group 2 the rats received the EB injection while immunosuppressed with cyclosporin A (n=10; in group 3 the rats received a single 10 muL injection of 0.9% saline while treated with cyclosporin A. The rats were killed at 15, 21 and 31 days after injection. Within the EB lesions, from 15 days onward many cells within the periphery of the lesions stained positive for OSP (oligodendrocyte specific protein a marker for mature oligodendrocytes and myelin. This cell marking signals that, at least, part of the process of repairing the myelin sheaths is carried out by mature cells of the oligodendrocyte lineage.A remielinização do sistema nervoso central após desmielinização tóxica é um processo bem conhecido. No encéfalo, os oligodendrócitos remielinizam uma área maior do que na medula espinhal, onde as células de Schwann são preponderantes. Embora esses fatos sejam bem conhecidos, ainda não se conhece com certeza a origem das células remielinizantes. Esta investigação foi desenhada para esclarecer a participação de oligodendrócitos maduros na reconstrução das bainhas perdidas após a desmielinização induzida por brometo de etídio (BE no tronco encefálico de ratos Wistar normais e imunossuprimidos com ciclosporina A. Trinta ratos fêmeas adultas foram divididos em três grupos experimentais. No grupo 1, os ratos receberam uma injeção de 10 miL de BE em 0,9% salina (n=10 na cisterna basal; no grupo 2, os ratos receberam a injeção de BE e foram tratados com ciclosporina A (n=10; no grupo 3 os ratos receberam uma injeção de 10 miL de 0,9% salina e foram tratados com ciclosporina A. Os ratos foram sacrificados aos 15, 21 e 31 dias após a injeção. A partir dos 15 dias muitas células da periferia das lesões tiveram marcação positiva para OSP (proteína específica do oligodendrócito, marcador de oligodendrócitos maduros e mielina. Assim, foi possível comprovar que células maduras da linhagem oligodendroglial participam do processo de remielinização neste modelo gliotóxico.

  7. Treinamento físico para indivíduos HIV positivo submetidos à HAART: efeitos sobre parâmetros antropométricos e funcionais Physical training for HIV positive individuals submitted to HAART: effects on anthropometric and functional parameters

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    Edmar Lacerda Mendes

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A terapia antirretroviral fortemente ativa (HAART tem melhorado a prognose em indivíduos infectados pelo HIV. No entanto, a HAART tem sido associada ao desenvolvimento de anormalidades metabólicas e na distribuição de gordura corporal conhecida como síndrome lipodistrófica associada ao HIV (SLHIV. OBJETIVO: Este estudo investigou o impacto de 24 semanas de exercício resistido com componente aeróbico (ERCA sobre parâmetros antropométricos e funcionais de portadores de HIV submetidos à HAART. MÉTODOS: Noventa e nove indivíduos infectados pelo HIV foram randomicamente alocados em quatro grupos: exercício e lipodistrofia (n = 24; EX+LIP; exercício sem lipodistrofia (n = 21; EX+NoLIP; controle e lipodistrofia (n = 27; NoEX+LIP; controle sem lipodistrofia (n = 27; NoEX+NoLIP. Os indivíduos dos grupos exercitados (EX+LIP e EX+NoLIP participaram de 24 semanas de ERCA. Nos momentos pré e pós 24 semanas de intervenção foram realizadas medidas antropométricas, testes de força e aptidão cardiorrespiratória. RESULTADOS: Vinte e quatro semanas de ERCA alteraram os perímetros corporais avaliados (P INTRODUCTION: The use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART has improved the prognosis of HIV-infected individuals. However, HAART has been associated with the development of metabolic and fat distribution abnormalities, known as HIV-associated lipodystrophy syndrome (SLHIV. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the impact of 24 weeks of resistance exercise with aerobic component (REAC on anthropometric and functional parameters in HIV-infected patients undergoing HAART. METHODS: Ninety- nine HIV-infected patients were randomly allocated into four groups: exercise and lipodystrophy (n = 24; EX + LIP; exercise without lipodystrophy (n = 21; EX + NoLIP; control and lipodystrophy (n = 27; NoEX + LIP; control without lipodystrophy (n = 27; NoEX + NoLIP. Subjects from exercised groups (EX+LIP and EX+NoLIP participated in a 24-week REAC program. Anthropometric, strength and cardiorespiratory fitness tests were assessed at baseline and 24 weeks after intervention. RESULTS: Body circumferences (P < 0.0001 and waist-hip ratio (P = 0.017 changed after 24 weeks of REAC in both exercised groups. The sum of seven skinfolds assessed, body fat percentage, body fat mass, total fat, central fat and peripheral subcutaneous fat reduced (P < 0.0001 in response to REAC. Lean body mass increased (P < 0.0001 in exercised groups, regardless of the outcome (LIP or NoLIP. Strength and cardiorespiratory fitness increased (P < 0.0001 in both exercised groups in response to REAC. CONCLUSION: 24 weeks of REAC prevented the manifestation of changes arising from SLHIV and contributed to the reduction of these.

  8. Ocurrence of Vibrio spp., positive coagulase staphylococci and enteric bacteria in oysters (Crassostrea gigas harvested in the south bay of Santa Catarina island, Brazil Ocorrência de Vibrio spp., estafilococos coagulase positivo e bactérias entéricas em ostras (Crassostrea gigas cultivadas na baía sul da ilha de Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Roberta Juliano Ramos

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to assess the contamination of oysters (Crassostrea gigas, harvested in six different regions of the South Bay of Santa Catarina Island, with Coliforms at 45 ºC, Escherichia coli, Vibrio spp., positive coagulase staphylococci, and Salmonella sp. over a period of one year. One hundred eighty oyster samples were collected directly from their culture sites and analyzed. Each sample consisted of a pool of 12 oysters. All of the samples analyzed showed absence of Salmonella, 18 (10% samples showed presence of Escherichia coli, 15 (8.3% samples were positive for V. alginolyticus, and Vibriocholerae was detected in 4 samples (2.2%. The counts of positive-coagulase staphylococci varied from O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a contaminação de ostras (Crassostrea gigas cultivadas em diferentes regiões da Baía Sul da Ilha de Santa Catarina, por coliformes a 45 ºC, Escherichia coli, Vibrio spp. Estafilococos coagulase positiva e Salmonella sp., durante o período de um ano. Foram analisadas 180 amostras, coletadas diretamente no local de cultivo. Todas as amostras analisadas apresentaram ausência de Salmonella, 18 (10% amostras apresentaram presença de Escherichia coli, 15 (8,3% amostras positivas para Vibrio alginolyticus e V. cholerae foi detectado em 4 amostras (2,2%. As contagens de Estafilococos coagulase positiva variaram de <10 a 1,9 x 102 UFC.g-1, enquanto que as contagens de coliformes a 45 ºC e E. coli variaram de <3 a 1,5 x 102 NMP.g-1 e <3 e 4,3 x 10 NMP.g-1, respectivamente. As contagens de V. parahaemolyticus e V. vulnificus variaram de <3 a 7 NMP.g-1, para ambos os microrganismos, sugerindo um monitoramento tanto destas espécies quanto da temperatura das águas marinhas nas regiões de cultivo. Com base nos resultados das análises microbiológicas, as amostras analisadas mostraram qualidade bacteriológica aceitável, ou seja, dentro dos parâmetros estabelecidos na legislação brasileira.

  9. Integração de informação e reativação da memória: impacto positivo de uma intervenção cognitivo-motora em bebês Information integration and memory reactivation: the positive effects of a cognitive-motor intervention in babies

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    Carla Skilhan de Almeida

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar os efeitos de uma intervenção cognitivo-motora na integração de informação e reativação da memória de bebês. MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo 40 bebês de seis a oito meses de idade, nascidos a termo e matriculados em creches, permanecendo nelas sete horas por dia com relação educador/bebê de 1/6, provenientes de famílias numerosas e de baixa renda que não participavam de programas interventivos. Uma intervenção cognitivo-motora foi propiciada ao Grupo Interventivo com atividades de perseguição visual, manipulação de brinquedo e controle postural. Para o Grupo Controle, nenhuma intervenção foi propiciada. As atividades da rotina da creche foram mantidas para os dois grupos. Três atividades de manipulação foram avaliadas no início do programa, um mês depois (retenção e três dias após a retenção. Para a análise dos dados, foram utilizados o teste do qui-quadrado com correção de Yates, o teste exato de Fisher e o de Cochran. RESULTADOS: O Grupo Interventivo demonstrou desempenho significativamente superior ao Grupo Controle em evocar informações da memória na retenção e pós-retenção em duas atividades. Mudanças significativas e positivas também foram observadas para o Grupo Interventivo no fator tempo. Os bebês mais velhos do Grupo Interventivo demonstraram melhor capacidade de evocar informação em relação aos mais jovens. Essa tendência não foi observada para o Grupo Controle. CONCLUSÕES: Para potencializar o desenvolvimento global de bebês, as intervenções deveriam ser organizadas implementando tarefas diversificadas com intervalos de aprendizagem apropriados, os quais levem em consideração a capacidade dos bebês de manterem a informação e integrarem essa informação a novos desafiosOBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of a cognitive-motor intervention in the information integration and memory reactivation of babies. METHODS: The participants were 40 babies, aged between six to eight months, born full term, adapted to day care centers and staying there for seven hours per day. In the day care center, the ratio caregiver/baby was 1/6. The patients belong to low income' large families and they did not participate in intervention programs. A cognitive-motor intervention was provided to the Intervention Group using visual tracking, toy manipulation and postural control activities. No intervention was provided to the Control Group. The day care routine activities were maintained for both groups. Three manipulation activities were assessed in the beginning of the program, after a month (retention and three days after retention. Statistical analysis applied the chi-square with Yates correction, Fisher exact test and Cochran test. RESULTS: The Intervention Group showed a significantly superior performance when compared to the Control Group in the retrieval of memory information, both at retention and post-retention tests. Significant and positive changes were also observed for the Intervention Group in the time factor. The older babies in the Intervention Group showed a better capacity to evocate information compared to the youngest ones. This trend was not observed for the Control Group. CONCLUSIONS: In order to nourish a baby's global development, interventions should be organized implementing tasks with diversity and appropriate learning intervals, which take into consideration the babies' capacity to maintain the information and to integrate them to new challenges

  10. Frequency and enzymatic activity of Candida albicans isolated from the oral cavity of HIV-positive patients at Fortaleza, Ceará Freqüência e atividade enzimática de Candida albicans isolado da cavidade oral de pacientes HIV-positivos em Fortaleza, Ceará

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    Everardo Albuquerque Menezes

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Candida albicans and other species are usually involved in opportunistic infections in patients with acquired immunological deficiency syndrome (AIDS. The virulence mechanisms by which this yeast expresses its pathogenicity include adherence patterns, ability to form pseudomycelia and production of extracellular enzymes, among others. The objective of this research was to verify the frequency of Candida and the production of proteinase and phospholipase in 52 strains of Candida albicans from the oral cavity of patients infected by HIV treated at Hospital São José, AIDS reference and training center in Fortaleza, Ceará. Samples were collected of patients, with or without oral lesions characteristic of candidosis. From 100 patients, 80% presented positivity for Candida: 65% (52 were identified as C. albicans, 27.5% (22 as C. tropicalis, 2.5% (2 as C. glabrata, 2.5% (2 as C. krusei and 2.5% (2 as C. guilliermondii. Among the strains of C. albicans isolated from the oral cavity, proteinase and phospholipase were detected in 69.2% and 73%, respectively. The results suggested that C. albicans was the most frequent species observed, with intermediate expression of proteinase and phospholipase.Candida albicans e outras espécies são usualmente envolvidas em infecções de pacientes com a síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida (AIDS. Os mecanismos de virulência pelos quais a levedura expressa sua patogenicidade incluem padrões de aderência, habilidade por formar pseudomicélio, produção de enzimas extracelulares e outros. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar a freqüência de Candida e a produção de proteinase e fosfolipase em 52 cepas de Candida albicans da cavidade oral de pacientes infectados pelo HIV atendidos no Hospital São José, hospital de referência e centro de treinamento em AIDS em Fortaleza, Ceará. Neste trabalho foram coletadas amostras de pacientes com ou sem lesões características de candidose. Dos cem pacientes 80% apresentaram positividade para Candida, sendo 65% (52 identificados como C. albicans, 27,5% (22 como C. tropicalis, 2,5% (2 como C. glabrata, 2,5% (2 como C. krusei e 2,5% (2 como C. guilliermondii. Entre as cepas de C. albicans isoladas da cavidade oral foram detectadas proteinase e fosfolipase em 69,2% e 73%, respectivamente. Os resultados sugerem que a C. albicans foi a espécie mais freqüentemente observada, com intermediária expressão de proteinase e fosfolipase.

  11. The positive impact of 'Luz do Campo' program in a rural area: the sericulture in Ribeirao Claro, Parana, Brazil; O impacto positivo do programa 'Luz do campo' na extensao rural: a sericicultura em Ribeirao Claro, Parana, Brazil

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    Carmo, Jose R. do; Marques, Rui Manuel B.S.; Betiol Junior, Genesio [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Eletrotecnica e Energia. Programa Interunidades de Pos-Graduacao e Energia], e-mail: jrcarmo@iee.usp.br, e-mail: rmanuel@iee.usp.br, e-mail: genesio.betiol@poli.usp.br; Ribeiro, Fernando Selles [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Escola Politecnica de Engenharia], e-mail: fribeiro@pea.usp.br

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    The 'Luz do Campo' program has created positive and favorable impact to the opening of opportunities in the rural area. It has contributed to facilitate the access of workers to energetic facilities and has contributed to providing them with better social and economical conditions. As a consequence after the accomplishment of the rural electrification process in the settlements of 'Anhumas' and 'Maria Neto' implanted in Ribeirao Claro in Parana, it was possible to come to terms with two projects of Sericiculture in that location. The energy consumption of these projects has not been only restricted to human comfort, but has also been aimed at the production. As a result, the economical success achieved in those settlements in less than a year's time, is due to the transformation actions in the countryside that have lowered poverty and raised the perspectives of better life quality to the settlers. (author)

  12. Optimización de espinelas LiCoyMn2-yO4 para electrodos positivos de baterías recargables de ion-litio mediante ajuste del dopado y de la temperatura de síntesis

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    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available The synthesis of LiCoyMn2‑yO4 (0 Se han sintetizado espinelas LiCoyMn2‑yO4 (0 < y ≤ 0.33 con óptimas propiedades electroquímicas en la región de 4V mediante un procedimiento original basado en la reacción a 750º C entre las espinelas Co3y/2Mn3-3y/2O4 obtenidas a temperatura ambiente y LiOH.H2O. Los materiales obtenidos se han caracterizado por difracción de rayos-X, y la disminución del parámetro de red observada ha sido asociada con el aumento del porcentaje de dopante. Se han estudiado las propiedades electroquímicas mediante ciclaje galvanostático en una celda de litio. Se ha analizado la influencia del dopado en la capacidad, el potencial redox y la ciclabilidad de las espinelas sintetizadas. El compuesto LiCo0.11Mn1.89O4 es el material que presenta las mejores propiedades electroquímicas, con una capacidad inicial de Q = 121.7 mA h g-1 y una reversibilidad por ciclo del 99.86%.

  13. Implantación de la moneda única europea en aplicación del Tratado de Maastricht y la crisis del sistema monetario europeo durante el periodo de convergencia económica : factores relevantes para la estabilidad cambiaria y análisis positivo del proceso de uni

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    Se analizan las variables relevantes del proceso de unión monetaria así como el funcionamiento del Sistema Monetario Europeo y el contenido del Tratado de Maastricht. Con esta base se plantea la preferencia de una moneda única como el mecanismo más idóneo para lograr optimizar el proceso de unión económica y monetaria de la Comunidad Europea, realizándose un análisis histórico e institucional tanto de la evolución monetario-financiera de la Comunidad como del mecanismo de cambios e intervenci...

  14. Association of the positive results of the myocardial perfusion SPECT with 99mTc-MIBI, with the presence of Dyslipidemia in patient with 40 years or more age; Asociacion de los resultados positivos del SPECT de Perfusion Miocardica con 99mTc-MIBI, con la presencia de Dislipidemia en pacientes 40 annos de edad

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    Rochela Vazquez, Luis Manuel; Batista Cuellar, Juan F.; Romero Collado, Susana; Oviedo Perez, Lourdes; Penna Quian, Yamile; Hernandez Cairo, Abel, E-mail: rochela@infomed.sld.cu [Centro de Investigaciones Clinicas (C.I.C), La Habana (Cuba); Peix Gonzalez, Amalia [Instituto de Cardiologia y Cirugia Cardiovascular, La Habana (Cuba); Fernandez-Britto, Jose E. [Centro de Investigaciones, Referencia de Aterosclerosis (CIRAH) (Cuba)

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    Know the association of the Dyslipidemia (DLP) with the positive results of the Myocardial Perfusion SPECT (MPSPECT), for the optimization of the use of this. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Analyze 152 MPSPECT, different day, age average: 58.32 years, 86(56.6%), were masculine. Alone differed by the presence of DLP, according to were divided in DLP, n=37(24.3%) and NDLP (Not-Dyslipidemia), n=115(75.7%), didn't present significant differences in the age average (59.59/57.90 p=0.284), body mass index (24.85/25.03, p=0.739), neither of the frequency of mature, therefore the additional risk alone contributes the DLP. RESULTS: 102(67.1%) MPSPECT were positive, in the comparison among groups was not observed significant difference in the incidence of positive results (67.60/67.00, p=0.945), which stayed when the groups were subdivided in symptomatic and asymptomatic CONCLUSION: The Dyslipidemia doesn't contribute significant risk of ischemic cardiopathy in patient in age of risk, therefore there is not significant association with positive results of the SPECTPM, in patient in age of risk. (author)

  15. Expressão de colageno IV e laminina urinarios no diabetes mellitus induzidos por drogas (aloxana e estreptozotocina) e avaliação morfo-funcional renal

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    Resumo: A excreção urinária de componentes da membrana basal, especificamente colágeno IV e laminina, foi determinada através de "immunoblotting", e estudada em ratos Wistar machos, diabéticos-induzido por drogas (aloxana e estreptozotocina) EV, e comparada a controles, em função do tempo de doença. Estudamos, também, as funções renais: glomerular e tubular, avaliando, respectivamente, clearance de creatinina e de lítio. Além disso, aspectos morfológicos renais foram analisados utilizando-se ...

  16. Hepatitis C virus in sickle cell disease.

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    Hassan, Mohamed; Hasan, Syed; Giday, Samuel; Alamgir, Laila; Banks, Alpha; Frederick, Winston; Smoot, Duane; Castro, Oswaldo

    2003-01-01

    PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibodies (anti-HCV) in patients with sickle cell disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 1983 and 2001, 150 patients from the Howard University Hospital Center for Sickle Cell Disease were screened for HCV antibody (52% women, 48% men, mean age 34 years). Frozen serum samples from 56 adult sickle cell patients who had participated in previous surveys (1983-92) of HIV and HTLV-1 serology and who were tested in 1992 for anti-HCV antibody--when commercial ELISA test (Ortho) became available--were included in this paper. Of the 150 patients in the study, 132 had sickle cell anemia genotype (SS), 15 had sickle cell hemoglobin-C disease (SC) and three had sickle beta thalassemia. Clinical charts were reviewed for history of blood transfusion, IV drug abuse, homosexuality, tattooing, iron overload, and alcohol abuse. RESULTS: Antibodies to HCV were detected in 53 patients (35.3%). Of the 55 patients who had frozen serum samples tested in 1992, 32 (58%) were reactive for anti-HCV, while only 21 of the 95 patients (22%) tested after 1992 were positive for HCV antibodies (P<0.001). Thirty-nine of 77 patients (51%) who received more than 10 units of packed red blood cells were positive for HCV antibody, and only 14 of 61 patients (23%) who received less than 10 units of packed red blood cells transfusion were positive for HCV antibodies (P<0.001). None of the 12 patients who never received transfusion were positive for HCV antibody. In the 53 anti-HCV positive patients, the mean alanine amino-transferase (ALT) value was 98- and 81 U/L, respectively, for males and females. These values were normal for the HCV-antibody negative patients. The aspartate amino-transferase (AST) and the total bilirubin were also higher in the anti-HCV positive patients compared to patients in the anti-HCV negative group. Forty-four patients (57.1%) who were transfused more than 10 units developed iron overload defined by a serum ferritin

  17. Maternal hepatitis C (HCV) infection and Anti-D immunoglobulin therapy: study testing antibodies, RNA and Genotype of HCV in Baghdad.

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    Al-Kubaisy, Waqar; Daud, Suzanna; Al-Kubaisi, Mustafa Waseem; Al-Kubaisi, Omar Waseem; Abdullah, Nik Nairan

    2018-04-30

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a serious health problem. It is a major contributor to end-stage liver disease. Worldwide, 1-8% of all pregnant women were infected. Women with viral hepatitis may be at an increased risk of pregnancy complications. There are several obstetrics intervention acts as risk factors, which are specific to women pertaining the HCV infection; anti-D immunoglobulin (Ig) therapy may be one of them. Our objectives were to estimate the prevalence of HCV antibodies (anti-HCV), RNA, and genotype distribution among women with anti-D Ig therapy. A cross sectional study was conducted. A sample of 154 Rhesus negative (Rh - ve) pregnant women regardless of the anti-D Ig therapy was collected. Anti-HCV were tested using third generation enzyme immunoassay (EIA-3) and immunoblot assay (Lia Tek-111), subsequently. In addition, 89 serum samples were subjected to molecular analysis using RT-PCR and DNA enzyme immunoassay (DEIA) method for the detection of HCV-RNA and genotypes. Anti-HCV, and HCV-RNA seroprevalence were significantly higher (17.1, 35.5%) among women with anti-D Ig than their counter group (6.4, 13.16%), p = .038, .018, respectively. Significant direct positive dose response correlation (r = 0.78, p = .005) had been seen between number of anti-D Ig therapy and anti-HCV seropositive rate. Anti-D Ig therapy act as a risk factor (odds ratio (OR) = 3.01, 95%CI: 1.01-8.9) especially from the third dose onward. Women with anti-D Ig therapy were at higher risk (3.6 times more) of positive HCV-RNA (OR =3.6, 95%CI =1.19-10.837). Genotype HCV-1b showed higher prevalent (52.9%) among the recipients of anti-D Ig therapy while genotype HCV-3a (6.6%) was the lowest. Our study showed that Anti-D immunoglobulin therapy acts as a risk factor for acquiring HCV infection. Screening for HCV should be recommended for all recipients of anti-D Ig. Not only HCV antibodies but HCV-RNA detection being recommended for the diagnosis of HCV

  18. Expression of Hepcidin and Growth Differentiation Factor 15 (GDF-15 Levels in Thalassemia Patients with Iron Overload and Positive Anti Hepatitis C Virus

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    Nuri Dyah Indrasari

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Thalassemia patients who undergo life-long recurrent blood transfusion will experience iron overload in various organs including the liver and possibly suffer from chronic hepatitis C infection which may lead to liver impairment. The liver produces hepcidin, a hormone which plays role in the regulation of iron level in the blood. Various factors may influence hepcidin level in the blood. Chronic hepatitis C causes iron overload and liver impairment. Liver impairment and haemolytic anaemia due to haemoglobinopathy will suppress hepcidin production. Anaemia stimulates growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15 to increase erythropoiesis and suppress hepcidin production. Iron overload causes increase in hepcidin level. Presence of factors which decrease or increase hepcidin production will express various levels of hepcidin. This study aimed to identify the expression of hepcidin and GDF-15 levels in thalassemia patients with iron overload and positive anti-HCV. Information on hepcidin and GDF-15 levels are beneficial in the management of iron overload in thalassemia with positive anti-HCV. Method: This study was a descriptive analytic study in thalassemia patients who had received recurrent blood transfusion ≥ 12 times, suffered from iron overload (transferrin saturation > 55% and ferritin > 1,000 ng/mL, which consisted of 31 individuals with positive anti-HCV and 27 individuals with negative anti-HCV. This study was performed in Thalassemia Centre Department of Child Health and Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, in October 2011–January 2012. Serum hepcidin and GDF-15 examinations were performed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA method. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST and alanine aminotransferase (ALT examinations were performed using colorimetry method. Data on ferritin and transferrin saturation were obtained from medical records in the last 3

  19. Seroprevalence of HBV, HCV & HIV co-infection and risk factors analysis in Tripoli-Libya.

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    Full Text Available In 1998 Libya experienced a major outbreak of multiple blood borne viral hepatitis and HIV infections. Since then, no studies have been done on the epidemic features and risk factors of HBV, HCV, HIV and co-infection among the general population.A prospective study was carried out using a multi-centre clustering method to collect samples from the general population. The participants were interviewed, and relevant information was collected, including socio-demographic, ethnic, and geographic variables. This information was correlated with the risk factors involved in the transmission of HBV, HCV and HIV. Blood samples were collected and the sera were tested for HBsAg, anti-HCV and anti-HIV using enzyme immunoassay.A total of 9,170 participants from the nine districts of Tripoli were enrolled. The average prevalence of HBsAg was 3.7%, anti-HCV 0.9%, anti-HIV 0.15% and co-infection 0.02%. The prevalence varied from one district to another. HBV was more prevalent among those aged over 50 years and was associated with family history. Anti-HCV and anti-HIV were more prevalent among those aged 20-40 years. Intravenous drug use and blood transfusion were the main risk factors for HCV and HIV infection.HBV, HCV, HIV and co-infection are relatively common in Libya. High prevalence was associated with geographic, ethnic and socioeconomic variability within the community. HCV and HIV infections among the younger age groups are becoming an alarming issue. Regulations and health care education need to be implemented and longer term follow-up should be planned.

  20. Triple hapatitis: frequency and treatment outcome of co/super-infection of hepatitis C and D among patients of hapatitis B

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    Zuberi, B.F.; Quraishy, M.S.

    2008-01-01

    To determine the frequency of hepatitis C and D in patients of chronic hepatitis B and the treatment response of hepatitis B in such patients. All patients of hepatitis B presenting during the study period were screened for triple infection by carrying out anti-HBc (IgG), anti-HCV and anti-HDV. Patients who were positive to all three were included in the study. Complete Blood Count (CBC); HBsAg; HBeAg; anti-HBc IgM; anti-HDV; anti-HCV; HBV DNA PCR; HCV RNA PCR; serum albumin; SGPT; serum bilirubin and ultrasound abdomen were acquired in all patients. All patients received pegylated interferon-a 2a 180 mcg sc weekly x 48 weeks. Patients who were also positive for HCV RNA also received ribavirin 1000- 1200 mg/d po x 24 weeks for genotype 3 and 48 weeks for genotype 1. Descriptive statistics were used for describing the data. Out of the 246 patients of HBV, 29 (11.8%) patients were also positive for anti-HBc IgG, anti-HDV and anti-HCV. After 48 weeks of therapy, the respective viral undetection by PCR was 4 (13.8%) in patients having only HBV DNA, 3 (10.3%) in patients with only HCV RNA and in patients who had both HBV DNA and HCV RNA positive, simultaneously HCV was cleared in 2 (6.9%) while HBV was not cleared in any case. In patients coming with one hepatic infection, other infections should be sought as they share a common mode of spread and may affect the overall response to treatment. (author)

  1. Frequency of hepatitis B and C in rural and periurban Sindh

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    Aziz, S.; Khanani, R.; Noorulain, W.; Rajper, J.

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    To determine the frequency of HBV and HCV and identify risk factors for transmission of these viruses in rural and peri urban Sindh. Method: This is a descriptive/cross sectional study done between June 2007 to May 2008, in which screening and evaluation of risk factors for Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) and HCV Antibody (Anti-HCV) in two remote villages namely Taluka Tharo Shah and Jalbani, District Nausheroferoz (where investigators had to walk in the area to reach the population) and a subsection of Gharo District Thatta (peri urban area) was done. Included were children of more than one year of age and all previously unscreened adults who were counseled and a written consent was obtained. All drug addicts by history were excluded. A structured information sheet regarding risk factors was filled and screening done by immuno chromatography (ICT) kits. Results: Of the 573 subjects enrolled who met the inclusion criteria, females were 52.5%. Mean age (years) of participants was 24.74 +- 14.41. In two remote villages 7.0% were HBsAg positive and 28.6% were Anti HCV reactive, whereas in peri urban area 3.1% were HBsAg reactive and 3.9% were Anti HCV positive. In the analysis of risk factors for transmission of infection, blood related factors especially for HCV like surgical, dental procedures and body piercing were main factors noted more in rural as compared to the peri urban area. Conclusion: The frequency of HCV in our study is alarming and that of HBV also quite high which underline the need of mass HBV vaccination. Overall (in both urban and rural areas) immediate steps must be taken to reduce transmission of these viruses by limiting use of unsafe (unsterilized/reused) injections for therapeutic purposes), razor blades, body piercing equipment and proper sterilization of surgical, dental and circumcision equipment. (author)

  2. Seroprevalence of HBV, HCV & HIV Co-Infection and Risk Factors Analysis in Tripoli-Libya

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    Daw, Mohamed A.; Shabash, Amira; El-Bouzedi, Abdallah; Dau, Aghnya A.

    2014-01-01

    Background In 1998 Libya experienced a major outbreak of multiple blood borne viral hepatitis and HIV infections. Since then, no studies have been done on the epidemic features and risk factors of HBV, HCV, HIV and co-infection among the general population. Methods A prospective study was carried out using a multi-centre clustering method to collect samples from the general population. The participants were interviewed, and relevant information was collected, including socio-demographic, ethnic, and geographic variables. This information was correlated with the risk factors involved in the transmission of HBV, HCV and HIV. Blood samples were collected and the sera were tested for HBsAg, anti-HCV and anti-HIV using enzyme immunoassay. Results A total of 9,170 participants from the nine districts of Tripoli were enrolled. The average prevalence of HBsAg was 3.7%, anti-HCV 0.9%, anti-HIV 0.15% and co-infection 0.02%. The prevalence varied from one district to another. HBV was more prevalent among those aged over 50 years and was associated with family history. Anti-HCV and anti-HIV were more prevalent among those aged 20–40 years. Intravenous drug use and blood transfusion were the main risk factors for HCV and HIV infection. Conclusion HBV, HCV, HIV and co-infection are relatively common in Libya. High prevalence was associated with geographic, ethnic and socioeconomic variability within the community. HCV and HIV infections among the younger age groups are becoming an alarming issue. Regulations and health care education need to be implemented and longer term follow-up should be planned. PMID:24936655

  3. TOXOPLASMA AND VIRAL ANTIBODIES AMONG HIV PATIENTS AND INMATES IN CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA.

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    Sari, Yulia; Haryati, Sri; Raharjo, Irvan; Prasetyo, Afiono Agung

    2015-11-01

    In Indonesia, Toxoplasma and its associations with blood-borne viruses have been poorly studied. In order to study the association between anti-Toxoplasma antibodies and blood-borne viral antibodies, blood samples from 497 participants (375 inmates from four prisons in Central Java, Indonesia and 122 HIV patients at a Voluntary Counseling and Testing Clinic in Surakarta, Indonesia) were tested for serological markers of Toxoplasma, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis D virus (HDV) and human T-lymphotropic virus types I and II (HTLV-1/2). Anti-Toxoplasma IgG and IgM positivity rates were 41.6% and 3.6%, respectively. One point two percent of participants was positive for both anti-Toxoplasma IgG and IgM antibodies. Sixteen point five percent, 11.3%, 2.6% and 2.8% of participants were positive for anti- Toxoplasma IgG combined with anti-HCV antibodies, anti-Toxoplasma IgG combined with anti-HIV antibodies, anti-Toxoplasma IgM combined with anti-HIV antibodes and anti-Toxoplasma IgG combined with both anti-HIV and anti-HCV antibodies, respectively. Anti-Toxoplasma IgM seropositivity was associated with anti-HIV (aOR = 4.3; 95% CI: 1.112-16.204, p = 0.034). Anti-Toxoplasma IgG antibodies were associated with anti-HCV (aOR = 2.8; 95% CI: 1.749-4.538, p < 0.001) and history of injection drug use (aOR = 3.1; 95% CI: 1.905-5.093, p < 0.001). In conclusion, we recommend patients with HIV, HCV infection and injection drug users should be screened for Toxoplasma infection in Indonesia.

  4. Prevalence and associated factors of hepatitis C virus infection among renal disease patients on maintenance hemodialysis in three health centers in Aden, Yemen: A cross sectional study

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We aimed to assess the prevalence and factors associated with positive anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV antibodies among patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD in three centers in Aden, Yemen. The data from 219 patients and their records over the period between 2000-2013, was extracted and analyzed. The mean ± SD age of the patients was 47.08 ± 13.9 years; 74.4% of them were married and 14.6% were employed. The prevalence of validated anti-HCV-positive cases was 40.2% (95%CI 33.64%-46.73%. The mean ± SD duration on HD of all the patients was 35.09 ± 38 months. On bivariate analysis, the duration on HD and attending more than one center for HD associated significantly with anti-HCV positivity (P <0.05. On multivariate fully adjusted Poisson regression modelling, controlled for age, Patients attending more than one center and those who underwent HD for longer durations were more likely to be positive for anti- HCV antibodies [P = 0.004, adjusted prevalence rate ratio (APRR = 1.87, 95% confidence interval (CI: 1.22-2.88; P = 0.0005, APRR = 1.01, 95% CI: 1.00-1.02. In this study sample, the prevalence of HCV was significant. Patients attending more than one center and those who underwent HD for longer durations were found to be more likely to contract HCV. Enhancing existing infection control measures and allocating more resources to HD centers therefore warrants consideration.

  5. Erectile dysfunction in haemodialysis patients

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    Mumtaz, A.; Hussain, S.; Nazir, M.

    2009-01-01

    There is a very high prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in dialysis patients. There is no as such available data on ED and factors affecting it in our patients. Analytical, cross-sectional, hospital based study conducted from January to March 2008, Haemodialysis unit of Shalimar and Mayo Hospital, Lahore. All male patients of end stage renal disease (ESRD) on maintenance haemodialysis therapy, whose spouses are alive and able to perform intercourse, were included in the study. Patient with cognitive and communication deficits were excluded from study. International index of erectile function-5 (IIEF-5), adopted in Urdu was used for the determination of prevalence of erectile function. Categorization of erectile dysfunction was done as mild, moderate and severe. Demographic data were collected and certain laboratory parameters (haemoglobin, haematocrit, urea, HBsAg and Anti HCV) were sent. Total numbers of patient were fifty. Major cause of ESRD was diabetes mellitus 28 (56%). Most of the patients 33 (66%) have passed 10th grade or they were under 10th grade. Prevalence of ED was 86% with mean IIEF-5 score of 10.36+-7.13. Majority of patients 33 (64.7%) were suffering from severe degree of ED. Factors responsible for ED are diabetes mellitus, age more than 50 year, high pre dialysis urea and Anti HCV positive patients. In this study, smoking, duration of dialysis and monthly spending is not related with ED. Majority of the patients suffering from ESRD, on maintenance haemodialysis are having ED. None of the patients suffering from ED were taking any treatment for it. Haemodialysis does not improve sexual dysfunction. Major factors responsible for ED are diabetes mellitus, age more than 50 years, high pre dialysis urea and Anti HCV positive patients. (author)

  6. Prevalence and presentation of hepatitis B and C virus (HBV and HCV) infection in Vietnamese Americans via serial community serologic testing.

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    Nguyen, Kelvin; Van Nguyen, Thai; Shen, Duke; Xia, Victor; Tran, Diep; Banh, Khanh; Ruan, Victor; Hu, Ke-Qin

    2015-02-01

    The prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is reportedly high in Vietnamese Americans (VAs), but most previous studies did not assess full HBV serology, and not the prevalence of HBV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection simultaneously. The aim of the study is to assess the prevalence of different HBV serologies and HCV infection in VAs. This study was based on the data collected by testing for Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), anti-hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb IgG), anti-HBs antibody (HBsAb), and anti-HCV antibody (anti-HCV) in a series of community screening in VAs in Orange County, California. In 1,405 VA participants, the mean age was 51 (17-87) years, 45.1% were males; 68.2%, married; 97.2%, born in Vietnam. Most of the participants were non-US born with their primary language being non-English and with limited access to health care. Of the 1,405 cases, 124 (8.8%) were confirmed HBV infection by HBsAg+; 81 (5.8%), HCV infection by anti-HCV+; including four (0.3%) with HBV/HCV coinfection. Twelve percent of the participants with confirmed HBV infection thought they were previously tested negative, while 29.7% of the participants with confirmed HCV infection thought they were previously tested negative. In this cohort, 15.4% were HBsAg-/HBsAb-/HBcAb IgG-, i.e. being susceptible to HBV infection. In HCV infected participants, 65.4% were born between 1945 and 1965. This large serial survey and screening in the Vietnamese American community confirmed the rates of HBV and HCV infection to be as high as 8.8% and 5.8%, respectively. We have also identified factors related to HBV and HCV infection in this high-risk population.

  7. HCV and HBV coexist in HBsAg-negative patients with HCV viremia; possibility of coinfection in these patients must be considered in HBV-high endemic area

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    Lee, Dong Soon [Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1998-01-01

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers and is highly associated with HBV infection in Korea. It has been suggested that HCV core protein may impair the polymerase activity of HBV in vitro, potentially lowering HBV titre in coinfected patients. The aim of this study was to confirm the coexistence of HBV viremia in HCV infected patients HCC who have apparent HBsAg seronegativity. The serological profiles of HBV and HCV in 616 patients with HCC were analysed and coinfection rate of HBV and HCV investigated. Sera were obtained from 16 patients who were both anti-HCV and HCV RNA positive but HbsAg negative, and tested for HBV BY PCR. As a control group, sera were obtained from 15 patients with HCC and 30 non-A abd non-B chronic hepatitis patients without HCC; both were anti-HCV, HCV-RNA, and HBsAg negative and tested for HBV PCR. Of 616 patients with HCC, 450 (73.1 %) had current HBV infection, 48 (7.8 %) had anti-HCV antibodies, and nine (1.5 %) had viral markers of both HCV abd HBV by serological profiles. Of 27 the patients with HCV viremia and HBsAg seronegativity, 14 (51.9 %) showed HBV viremia by PCR. In contrast, of the 75 patients in the control group who were both HCV PCR negative and HBsAg negative, five (11.1 %) showed HBV viremia by PCR. The PCR for HBV revealed coexistent HBV viremia in HCV viremia patients, despite HBsAg negativity by EIA. In HBV-endemic areas, the possibility of coinfection of HBV in HBsAg-negative patients with HCV viremia should be considered and molecular analysis for HBV-DNA performed. (author). 18 refs., 4 tabs.

  8. HCV and HBV coexist in HBsAg-negative patients with HCV viremia; possibility of coinfection in these patients must be considered in HBV-high endemic area

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    Lee, Dong Soon

    1998-01-01

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers and is highly associated with HBV infection in Korea. It has been suggested that HCV core protein may impair the polymerase activity of HBV in vitro, potentially lowering HBV titre in coinfected patients. The aim of this study was to confirm the coexistence of HBV viremia in HCV infected patients HCC who have apparent HBsAg seronegativity. The serological profiles of HBV and HCV in 616 patients with HCC were analysed and coinfection rate of HBV and HCV investigated. Sera were obtained from 16 patients who were both anti-HCV and HCV RNA positive but HbsAg negative, and tested for HBV BY PCR. As a control group, sera were obtained from 15 patients with HCC and 30 non-A abd non-B chronic hepatitis patients without HCC; both were anti-HCV, HCV-RNA, and HBsAg negative and tested for HBV PCR. Of 616 patients with HCC, 450 (73.1 %) had current HBV infection, 48 (7.8 %) had anti-HCV antibodies, and nine (1.5 %) had viral markers of both HCV abd HBV by serological profiles. Of 27 the patients with HCV viremia and HBsAg seronegativity, 14 (51.9 %) showed HBV viremia by PCR. In contrast, of the 75 patients in the control group who were both HCV PCR negative and HBsAg negative, five (11.1 %) showed HBV viremia by PCR. The PCR for HBV revealed coexistent HBV viremia in HCV viremia patients, despite HBsAg negativity by EIA. In HBV-endemic areas, the possibility of coinfection of HBV in HBsAg-negative patients with HCV viremia should be considered and molecular analysis for HBV-DNA performed. (author). 18 refs., 4 tabs

  9. Prevalence of occult hepatitis C virus infection in the Iranian patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection.

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    Bokharaei-Salim, Farah; Keyvani, Hossein; Esghaei, Maryam; Zare-Karizi, Shohreh; Dermenaki-Farahani, Sahar-Sadat; Hesami-Zadeh, Khashayar; Fakhim, Shahin

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    Occult hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a new form of chronic HCV infection described by the presence of the genomic HCV-RNA in liver biopsy and/or peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) samples, and undetectable levels or absence of HCV-RNA and in the absence or presence of anti HCV antibodies in the plasma specimens. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the occurrence of occult HCV infection (OCI) among Iranian subjects infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) using RT-nested PCR. From March 2014 until April 2015, 109 Iranian patients with established HIV infection were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. After extraction of viral RNA from the plasma and PBMC samples, HCV-RNA status was examined by RT-nested PCR using primers from the 5'-NTR. HCV genotyping was conducted using RFLP analysis. For the confirmation of HCV genotyping by RFLP method, the PCR products were sequenced. Of the 109 patients, 50 were positive for antibodies against HCV. The HCV-RNA was detected in PBMC specimens in 6 (10.2%) out of the total 59 patients negative for anti-HCV Abs and undetectable plasma HCV-RNA and also from 4 (8.0%) out of the total 50 patients positive for anti-HCV Abs and undetectable plasma HCV-RNA. HCV genotyping analysis showed that 6 (60.0%) patients were infected with HCV subtype 3a, 3 (30.0%) were infected with HCV subtype 1a and 1 (10.0%) patient was infected with HCV subtype 1b. This study revealed the incidence of OCI (9.2%) in HIV-infected Iranian patients. Hence, designing prospective studies focusing on the detection of OCI in these patients would provide more information. J. Med. Virol. 88:1960-1966, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  10. Prevalence and associated factors of hepatitis C virus infection among renal disease patients on maintenance hemodialysis in three health centers in Aden, Yemen: a cross sectional study.

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    Aman, Khadija; Al-Dubai, Sami AbdoRadman; Aman, Reema; Hawash, Aamenah; Alshagga, Mustafa; Kassim, Saba

    2015-03-01

    We aimed to assess the prevalence and factors associated with positive anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies among patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) in three centers in Aden, Yemen. The data from 219 patients and their records over the period between 2000-2013, was extracted and analyzed. The mean ± SD age of the patients was 47.08 ± 13.9 years; 74.4% of them were married and 14.6% were employed. The prevalence of validated anti-HCV-positive cases was 40.2% (95%CI 33.64%-46.73%). The mean ± SD duration on HD of all the patients was 35.09 ± 38 months. On bivariate analysis, the duration on HD and attending more than one center for HD associated significantly with anti-HCV positivity (P <0.05). On multivariate fully adjusted Poisson regression modelling, controlled for age, Patients attending more than one center and those who underwent HD for longer durations were more likely to be positive for anti- HCV antibodies [P = 0.004, adjusted prevalence rate ratio (APRR) = 1.87, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.22-2.88; P = 0.0005, APRR = 1.01, 95% CI: 1.00-1.02. In this study sample, the prevalence of HCV was significant. Patients attending more than one center and those who underwent HD for longer durations were found to be more likely to contract HCV. Enhancing existing infection control measures and allocating more resources to HD centers therefore warrants consideration.

  11. Liver Fibrosis in HCV Monoinfected and HIV/HCV Coinfected Patients: Dysregulation of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs and Their Tissue Inhibitors TIMPs and Effect of HCV Protease Inhibitors

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available An imbalance between matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs may contribute to liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C (HCV infection. We measured the circulating levels of different MMPs and TIMPs in HCV monoinfected and HIV/HCV coinfected patients and evaluated the potential for anti-HCV therapy to modulate MMP and TIMP levels in HCV subjects. We analyzed 83 plasma samples from 16 HCV monoinfected patients undergoing dual or triple anti-HCV therapy, 15 HIV/HCV coinfected patients with undetectable HIV load, and 10 healthy donors (HD. Levels of MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-3, MMP-8, MMP-9, MMP-10, TIMP-1, and TIMP-2 were measured by a SearchLight Multiplex Immunoassay Kit. MMP-2 and MMP-9 were the highest expressed MMPs among all the analyzed samples and their levels significantly increased in HCV monoinfected and HIV/HCV coinfected subjects compared to HD. TIMP-1 levels were significantly higher in HCV and HIV/HCV subjects compared to HD and were correlated with liver stiffness. These findings raise the possibility of using circulating TIMP-1 as a non-invasive marker of liver fibrosis in HCV infection. A longitudinal study demonstrated that MMP-9 levels significantly decreased (40% reduction from baseline in patients receiving dual as well as triple direct-acting antivirals (DAA anti-HCV therapy, which had no effect on MMP-2, TIMP-1, and TIMP-2. As the dysregulation of MMP-2 and MMP-9 may reflect inflammatory processes in the liver, the decrease of MMP-9 following HCV protease inhibitor treatment suggests a positive effect on the reduction of liver inflammation.

  12. Usefulness of Dried Blood Spots (DBS) to perform hepatitis C virus genotyping in drug users in Senegal.

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    Ndiaye, O; Gozlan, J; Diop-Ndiaye, H; Sall, A S; Chapelain, S; Leprêtre, A; Maynart, M; Gueye, M; Lo, G; Thiam, M; Ba, I; Lacombe, K; Girard, P M; Mboup, S; Kane, C T

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    The aim of this pilot study was to analyze the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) genotypes circulating in Senegal among Drug User (DUs), using Dried Blood Spots (DBS) as RNA source for molecular assays. Heroin and/or cocaine users (n = 506) were recruited in Dakar from April to July 2011, using a Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) method. DBS preparation consisted of five drops of whole blood from finger applied to a Whatman paper card. HCV infection was screened by the detection of anti-HCV antibodies, using a rapid immune-chromatographic test. HCV RNA was quantified on anti-HCV positive DBS, using the Abbott RealTime HCV® Genotyping was performed on DBS with detectable viral load with Versant® HCV Genotype 2.0 Assay (LiPA) and Abbott RealTime HCV Genotype II assay®. Among the 506 participants, 120 were tested as positive for anti-HCV antibodies and their samples were analyzed for HCV RNA viral load and genotype. Out of the 120 DBS tested, HCV RNA was detected on 25 (20.8%). The median viral load was 15,058 IU/ml (ranging from 710 to 766,740 IU/ml). All positive DBS were suitable for the genotyping assay, that showed a predominance of genotype 1 (21/25) including 16 genotypes 1a and 5 genotypes 1b. HCV genotype 1 prevails in a DU population in Dakar. DBS could be useful for HCV RNA genotyping, but optimal storage conditions should required avoiding RNA impairment. Acknowledging this limitation, DBS could be a great interest for detecting and genotyping HCV viremic patients. J. Med. Virol. 89:484-488, 2017. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  13. A screen for genetic suppressor elements of hepatitis C virus identifies a supercharged protein inhibitor of viral replication.

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    Full Text Available Genetic suppressor elements (GSEs are biomolecules derived from a gene or genome of interest that act as transdominant inhibitors of biological functions presumably by disruption of critical biological interfaces. We exploited a cell death reporter cell line for hepatitis C virus (HCV infection, n4mBid, to develop an iterative selection/enrichment strategy for the identification of anti-HCV GSEs. Using this approach, a library of fragments of an HCV genome was screened for sequences that suppress HCV infection. A 244 amino acid gene fragment, B1, was strongly enriched after 5 rounds of selection. B1 derives from a single-base frameshift of the enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP which was used as a filler during fragment cloning. B1 has a very high net positive charge of 43 at neutral pH and a high charge-to-mass (kDa ratio of 1.5. We show that B1 expression specifically inhibits HCV replication. In addition, five highly positively charged B1 fragments produced from progressive truncation at the C-terminus all retain the ability to inhibit HCV, suggesting that a high positive charge, rather than a particular motif in B1, likely accounts for B1's anti-HCV activity. Another supercharged protein, +36GFP, was also found to strongly inhibit HCV replication when added to cells at the time of infection. This study reports a new methodology for HCV inhibitor screening and points to the anti-HCV potential of positively charged proteins/peptides.

  14. The persistence of hepatitis C virus transmission risk in China despite serologic screening of blood donations.

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    Wang, Jingxing; Liu, Jing; Huang, Yi; Wright, David J; Li, Julin; Zhou, Zhongmin; He, Weilan; Yang, Tonghan; Yao, Fuzhu; Zhu, Xiangming; Wen, Guoxin; Bi, Xinhong; Tiemuer, Mei-hei-li; Wen, Xiuqiong; Huang, Mei; Cao, Ru'an; Yun, Zhongqiao; Lü, Yunlai; Ma, Hongli; Guo, Nan; Yu, Qilu; Ness, Paul; Shan, Hua

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    A total of 2%-2.9% of the population in China is infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). This study estimated the prevalence and incidence of HCV among Chinese blood donors. We examined whole blood and apheresis platelet donations at five Chinese blood centers in 2008 to 2010. All donations were screened using two rounds of testing for alanine aminotransferase, antibody to human immunodeficiency virus Types 1 and 2, hepatitis B surface antigen, anti-HCV, and syphilis. Screening reactivity is defined by a reactive result in one or both rounds of screening tests. Confirmatory tests (Ortho third-generation HCV enzyme immunoassay, Johnson & Johnson) were performed on anti-HCV screening-reactive samples. Confirmatory positive rates among first-time donors (prevalence) and repeat donors (incidence) were calculated by blood center and demographic categories. Donor characteristics associated with HCV confirmatory status among first-time donors were examined using trend test and multivariable logistic regression analysis. Among 821,314 donations, 40% came from repeat donors. The overall anti-HCV screening-reactive rate was 0.48%. Estimated HCV prevalence was 235 per 100,000 first-time donors; incidence was 10 per 100,000 person-years in repeat donors. In multivariable logistic regression analysis, first-time donors older than 25 years displayed higher HCV prevalence than the younger donors. Less education is associated with higher HCV prevalence. Donors 26 to 35 years old and those above 45 years displayed the highest incidence rate. High prevalence and incidence in donors indicate high residual risks for transfusion-transmitted HCV in Chinese patients. Implementation of minipool nucleic acid testing in routine donation screening may prevent a substantial number of transfusion-transmitted HCV infections. © 2013 American Association of Blood Banks.

  15. Low prevalence of liver-kidney microsomal autoantibodies of type 1 (LKM1 in hepatitis C seropositive subjects on Crete, Greece

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    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hepatitis C is a serious problem on the Greek island of Crete, where a high prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis C (anti-HCV has recently been reported. This article reports the findings of a study carried out in Crete, which investigated the prevalence of serum autoantibodies in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Patients and Methods One hundred and forty two patients (59 men and 83 women, who were found anti-HCV seropositive in two hospitals and two Primary Health Care Centres in Crete, were eligible. Sixty healthy blood donors (46 men, 14 women, which were negative to anti-HCV, were used as the control group. They were randomly selected from those attending Rethymnon Hospital. Autoantibodies were identified using the indirect immunofluorescence (IFL technique on human epithelial cells from larynx cancer (HEp-2 cells, rat liver-kidney-stomach substrate (CT3 and Chrithidia Luciliae (CL. Results Serum autoantibodies were detected in 104 HCV patients, yielding an overall prevalence of 73.2%. The most frequent autoantibodies were antinuclear antibodies (ANA, positive in 72 patients (50.7%. Anti-smooth muscle antibodies (ASMA were detected in 33 patients (23.2%. Only one patient was positive for LKM1 autoantibodies. No autoantibodies were found in 38 patients (26.7%. Autoantibodies were also found in 5 out of the 60 examined healthy blood donors (8.3%. Conclusions Autoantibodies, mainly ANA and ASMA are very common in HCV seropositive patients from Crete. By contrast LKM1 autoantibodies are exceptionally rare in these patients.

  16. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus in a group of patients newly diagnosed with active tuberculosis in Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Porto Alegre is the Brazilian state capital with second highest incidence of tuberculosis (TB and the highest proportion of people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV among patients with TB. Hepatitis C virus (HCV infection increases the risk of anti-TB drug-induced hepatotoxicity, which may result in discontinuation of the therapy. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was (i to estimate prevalence of HCV and HIV in a group of patients newly diagnosed with active TB in a public reference hospital in Porto Alegre and (ii to compare demographic, behavioural, and clinical characteristics of patients in relation to their HCV infection status. METHODS One hundred and thirty-eight patients with TB were tested for anti-HCV antibody, HCV RNA, and anti-HIV1/2 antibody markers. HCV RNA from real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR-positive samples was submitted to reverse transcription and PCR amplification. The 5′ non-coding region of the HCV genome was sequenced, and genotypes of HCV isolates were determined. FINDINGS Anti-HCV antibody, HCV RNA, and anti-HIV antibodies were detected in 27 [20%; 95% confidence interval (CI, 13-26%], 17 (12%; 95% CI, 7-18%, and 34 (25%; 95% CI, 17-32% patients, respectively. HCV isolates belonged to genotypes 1 (n = 12 and 3 (n = 4. Some characteristics were significantly more frequent in patients infected with HCV. Among them, non-white individuals, alcoholics, users of illicit drugs, imprisoned individuals, and those with history of previous TB episode were more commonly infected with HCV (p < 0.05. MAIN CONCLUSIONS HCV screening, including detection of anti-HCV antibody and HCV RNA, will be important to improving the management of co-infected patients, given their increased risk of developing TB treatment-related hepatotoxicity.

  17. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus in a group of patients newly diagnosed with active tuberculosis in Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil.

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    Costi, Cintia; Grandi, Tarciana; Halon, Maria Laura; Silva, Márcia Susana Nunes; Silva, Cláudia Maria Dornelles da; Gregianini, Tatiana Schäffer; Possuelo, Lia Gonçalves; Jarczewski, Carla Adriane; Niel, Christian; Rossetti, Maria Lucia Rosa

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    Porto Alegre is the Brazilian state capital with second highest incidence of tuberculosis (TB) and the highest proportion of people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among patients with TB. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increases the risk of anti-TB drug-induced hepatotoxicity, which may result in discontinuation of the therapy. The aim of this study was (i) to estimate prevalence of HCV and HIV in a group of patients newly diagnosed with active TB in a public reference hospital in Porto Alegre and (ii) to compare demographic, behavioural, and clinical characteristics of patients in relation to their HCV infection status. One hundred and thirty-eight patients with TB were tested for anti-HCV antibody, HCV RNA, and anti-HIV1/2 antibody markers. HCV RNA from real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-positive samples was submitted to reverse transcription and PCR amplification. The 5' non-coding region of the HCV genome was sequenced, and genotypes of HCV isolates were determined. Anti-HCV antibody, HCV RNA, and anti-HIV antibodies were detected in 27 [20%; 95% confidence interval (CI), 13-26%], 17 (12%; 95% CI, 7-18%), and 34 (25%; 95% CI, 17-32%) patients, respectively. HCV isolates belonged to genotypes 1 (n = 12) and 3 (n = 4). Some characteristics were significantly more frequent in patients infected with HCV. Among them, non-white individuals, alcoholics, users of illicit drugs, imprisoned individuals, and those with history of previous TB episode were more commonly infected with HCV (p < 0.05). HCV screening, including detection of anti-HCV antibody and HCV RNA, will be important to improving the management of co-infected patients, given their increased risk of developing TB treatment-related hepatotoxicity.

  18. HBV, HCV and HIV seroprevalence among blood donors in Istanbul, Turkey: how effective are the changes in the national blood transfusion policies?

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    Full Text Available The national blood transfusion policies have been changed significantly in recent years in Turkey. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of HBV, HCV, and HIV in blood donors at the Red Crescent Center in Istanbul and to evaluate the effect of changes in the national blood transfusion policies on the prevalence of these infections. The screening results of 72695 blood donations at the Red Crescent Center in Istanbul between January and December 2007 were evaluated retrospectively. HBsAg, anti-HCV, and anti-HIV-1/2 were screened by microparticle enzyme immunoassay (MEIA method. Samples found to be positive for anti-HIV 1/2 and anti-HCV were confirmed by Inno-Lia HCV Ab III and Inno-Lia HIV I/II Score, respectively. The seropositivity rates for HBsAg, anti-HCV, and anti-HIV-1/2 were determined as 1.76%, 0.07%, and 0.008%, respectively. Compared to the previously published data from Red Crescent Centers in Turkey, it was found that HBV and HCV seroprevalances decreased and HIV seroprevalance increased in recent years. In conclusion, we believe that the drop in HBV and HCV prevalence rates are likely multifactorial and may have resulted from more diligent donor questioning upon screening, a higher level of public awareness on viral hepatitis as well as the expansion of HBV vaccination coverage in Turkey. Another factor to contribute to the decreased prevalence of HCV stems from the use of more sensitive confirmation testing on all reactive results, thereby eliminating a fair amount of false positive cases. Despite similar transmission routes, the increase in HIV prevalence in contrast to HBV and HCV may be linked to the increase in AIDS cases in Turkey in recent years.

  19. Hepatitis B and C Sero-prevalence in Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Izmir

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    Full Text Available Objectives: Infections caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV and hepatitis C virus (HCV represent a significant health problem. Co-infection with these viral agents is not uncommon as a result of the similar transmission routes. Our study was planned to investigate the prevalence of HBV and HCV infections in HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome (AIDS patients followed up at our institution. Materials and Methods: In this study conducted in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, medical records of patients followed at the HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic between August 2002 and December 2014 were evaluated. Demographic data, main route of HIV transmission, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg, anti-hepatitis B core (HBc immunoglobulin G (IgG, anti-HBs and anti-HCV results were evaluated. Results: A total of 157 treatment-naïve patients who were followed up at our HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic were included in this study. Four patients (2.6%, had HBsAg positivity. Anti-HBc IgG and anti-HBs positivity were detected in 34% and 28.4% of the patients, respectively. No patients had anti-HCV positivity. Conclusion: The prevalence of HBsAg in HIV-positive individuals was found to be similar to that in other population-based studies in our country. Absence of anti-HCV positivity suggests that hepatitis C infection is not a major health problem in this population.

  20. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C virus in women with first pregnancy

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    Jadoon, S.M.; Adeel, M.

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    Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are amongst the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in pregnant women throughout the globe. This study is aimed at determining the frequency of these infections among primigravid females and the common factors that make them prone to these infections. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad from December 2015 to May 2016. A total of 174 jaundiced primigravida patients were included in the study through non-probability consecutive sampling. Blood samples were sent for HBsAg and anti-HCV ELISA. Samples were analysed by the pathologist with more than 5 years clinical experience. All data will be analysed using SPSS-16. Results: The mean age of the subjects was 24±5.7 years. Six (3.4%) patients were HBsAg positive and 13 (7.5%) were anti-HCV positive. About 9% of patients had undergone surgery in their life and 1.7% reported having received blood transfusion during their life. Thirty-two of them had history of intravenous or intramuscular injections. History of piercing of body part mostly ear-piercing for ornaments was present in 170 (97.7%) respondents. However, the frequency of blood transfusion, surgery and body piercing was not statistically significantly between HBsAg positive, HBsAg negative, and anti-HCV positive and negative patients (p>0.05). Conclusion: The incidence of these viral infections in our community is on the rise. It emphasizes the need of routine antenatal screening in pregnant ladies for these viruses and to educate the public about preventive measures against these infections. (author)

  1. Establishing a sample-to cut-off ratio for lab-diagnosis of hepatitis C virus in Indian context.

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    Tiwari, Aseem K; Pandey, Prashant K; Negi, Avinash; Bagga, Ruchika; Shanker, Ajay; Baveja, Usha; Vimarsh, Raina; Bhargava, Richa; Dara, Ravi C; Rawat, Ganesh

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    Lab-diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is based on detecting specific antibodies by enzyme immuno-assay (EIA) or chemiluminescence immuno-assay (CIA). Center for Disease Control reported that signal-to-cut-off (s/co) ratios in anti-HCV antibody tests like EIA/CIA can be used to predict the probable result of supplemental test; above a certain s/co value it is most likely to be true-HCV positive result and below that certain s/co it is most likely to be false-positive result. A prospective study was undertaken in patients in tertiary care setting for establishing this "certain" s/co value. The study was carried out in consecutive patients requiring HCV testing for screening/diagnosis and medical management. These samples were tested for anti-HCV on CIA (VITROS(®) Anti-HCV assay, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, New Jersey) for calculating s/co value. The supplemental nucleic acid test used was polymerase chain reaction (PCR) (Abbott). PCR test results were used to define true negatives, false negatives, true positives, and false positives. Performance of different putative s/co ratios versus PCR was measured using sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value and most appropriate s/co was considered on basis of highest specificity at sensitivity of at least 95%. An s/co ratio of ≥6 worked out to be over 95% sensitive and almost 92% specific in 438 consecutive patient samples tested. The s/co ratio of six can be used for lab-diagnosis of HCV infection; those with s/co higher than six can be diagnosed to have HCV infection without any need for supplemental assays.

  2. Establishing a sample-to cut-off ratio for lab-diagnosis of hepatitis C virus in Indian context

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Lab-diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV is based on detecting specific antibodies by enzyme immuno-assay (EIA or chemiluminescence immuno-assay (CIA. Center for Disease Control reported that signal-to-cut-off (s/co ratios in anti-HCV antibody tests like EIA/CIA can be used to predict the probable result of supplemental test; above a certain s/co value it is most likely to be true-HCV positive result and below that certain s/co it is most likely to be false-positive result. A prospective study was undertaken in patients in tertiary care setting for establishing this "certain" s/co value. Materials and Methods: The study was carried out in consecutive patients requiring HCV testing for screening/diagnosis and medical management. These samples were tested for anti-HCV on CIA (VITROS ® Anti-HCV assay, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, New Jersey for calculating s/co value. The supplemental nucleic acid test used was polymerase chain reaction (PCR (Abbott. PCR test results were used to define true negatives, false negatives, true positives, and false positives. Performance of different putative s/co ratios versus PCR was measured using sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value and most appropriate s/co was considered on basis of highest specificity at sensitivity of at least 95%. Results: An s/co ratio of ≥6 worked out to be over 95% sensitive and almost 92% specific in 438 consecutive patient samples tested. Conclusion: The s/co ratio of six can be used for lab-diagnosis of HCV infection; those with s/co higher than six can be diagnosed to have HCV infection without any need for supplemental assays.

  3. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen, antibodies to the Hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus in a hospital-based population in Jaipur, Rajasthan

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    Sood Smita

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV infections are a serious global and public health problem. To assess the magnitude and dynamics of disease transmission and for its prevention and control, the study of its seroprevalence is important. A private hospital catering to the needs of a large population represents an important center for serological surveys. Available data, at Rajasthan state level, on the seroprevalence of these bloodborne pathogens is also very limited. Objective: A study was undertaken to estimate the seroprevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg and antibodies to hepatitis C (anti-HCV Ab and human immunodeficiency virus (anti-HIV Ab in both the sexes and different age groups in a hospital-based population in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Materials and Methods: Serum samples collected over a period of 14 months from patients attending OPDs and admitted to various IPDs of Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur, were subjected within the hospital-based lab for the detection of HBsAg and anti-HCV Ab and anti-HIV Ab using rapid card tests. This was followed by further confirmation of all reactive samples by a microparticle enzyme immunoassay (Abbott AxSYM at Super Religare Laboratories (formerly SRL Ranbaxy Reference Lab, Mumbai. Results: The seroprevalence of HBsAg was found to be 0.87%, of anti-HCV Ab as 0.28%, and of anti-HIV Ab as 0.35%. Conclusion: The study throws light on the magnitude of viral transmission in the community in the state of Rajasthan and provides a reference for future studies.

  4. Seroprevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV, and HTLV among Pregnant Women in Southwestern Nigeria.

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    Opaleye, Oluyinka Oladele; Igboama, Magdalene C; Ojo, Johnson Adeyemi; Odewale, Gbolabo

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    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are major public health challenge especially in developing countries. This study was designed to determine the prevalence of Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and Human T-cell lymphotropic Virus type I (HTLV-I) among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic, in Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, and South-Western Nigeria. One hundred and eighty two randomly selected pregnant women were screened for HBsAg, anti-HCV, anti-HIV and HTLV-1 IgM antibodies using commercially available ELISA kit. Of the 182 blood samples of pregnant women screened whose age ranged from 15-49 years, 13 (7.1%), 5 (2.7%), 9 (4.9%), and 44 (24.2%) were positive for HBsAg, anti-HCV, anti-HIV, and HTLV-1 IgM antibodies, respectively. The co-infection rate of 0.5% was obtained for HBV/HCV, HBV/HIV, HIV/HTLV-1, and HCV/HTLV-1 while 1.1% and 0% was recorded for HBV/HTLV-1 and HCV/HIV co-infections, respectively. Expected risk factors such as history of surgery, circumcision, tattooing and incision showed no significant association with any of the viral STIs (P > 0.05). This study shows that there is the need for a comprehensive screening of all pregnant women for HBsAg, anti-HCV, anti-HIV and HTLV-1 to prevent mother to child transmission of these viral infections and its attending consequences.

  5. Intrahepatic Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells from HCV-infected patients show an exhausted phenotype but can inhibit HCV replication.

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    Cimini, E; Bordoni, V; Sacchi, A; Visco-Comandini, U; Montalbano, M; Taibi, C; Casetti, R; Lalle, E; D'Offizi, G; Capobianchi, M R; Agrati, C

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    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) persistence results from inefficiencies of both innate and adaptive immune responses to eradicate the infection. A functional impairment of circulating Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells was described but few data are available on Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells in the liver that, however, represents the battlefield in the HCV/host interaction. Aim of this work was to compare circulating and intrahepatic Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells in chronic HCV-infected patients (HCV pos ) and in HCV-negative (HCV neg ) subjects. Phenotypic and functional analysis was performed by flow cytometry. Anti-HCV activity was analyzed by using an in vitro autologous liver culture system. Independently from HCV infection, the liver was enriched of Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells expressing an effector/activated phenotype. In contrast, an enrichment of PD-1 expressing Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells was observed both in the peripheral blood and in the liver of HCV pos patients, probably due to a persistent antigenic stimulation. Moreover, a lower frequency of IFN-γ producing Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells was observed in the liver of HCV pos patients, suggesting a functional impairment in the cytokine production in HCV pos liver. Despite this hypo-responsiveness, intrahepatic Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells are able to exert an anti-HCV activity after specific stimulation. Altogether, our data show that HCV infection induced a dysregulation of intrahepatic Vγ9Vδ2 T cells that maintain their anti-HCV activity after specific stimulation. A study aimed to evaluate the mechanisms of the antiviral activity may be useful to identify new pathways able to improve Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells intrahepatic function during HCV infection. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Hepatitis C in HIV-infected individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis of estimated prevalence in Africa.

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    Azevedo, Tiago Castro Lopes; Zwahlen, Marcel; Rauch, Andri; Egger, Matthias; Wandeler, Gilles

    2016-01-01

    Although hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening is recommended for all HIV-infected patients initiating antiretroviral therapy, data on epidemiologic characteristics of HCV infection in resource-limited settings are scarce. We searched PubMed and EMBASE for studies assessing the prevalence of HCV infection among HIV-infected individuals in Africa and extracted data on laboratory methods used. Prevalence estimates from individual studies were combined for each country using random-effects meta-analysis. The importance of study design, population and setting as well as type of test (anti-HCV antibody tests and polymerase chain reactions) was examined with meta-regression. Three randomized controlled trials, 28 cohort studies and 121 cross-sectional analyses with 108,180 HIV-infected individuals from 35 countries were included. The majority of data came from outpatient populations (55%), followed by blood donors (15%) and pregnant women (14%). Based on estimates from 159 study populations, anti-HCV positivity prevalence ranged between 3.3% (95% confidence interval (CI) 1.8-4.7) in Southern Africa and 42.3% (95% CI 4.1-80.5) in North Africa. Study design, type of setting and age distribution did not influence this prevalence significantly. The prevalence of replicating HCV infection, estimated from data of 29 cohorts, was 2.0% (95% CI 1.5-2.6). Ten studies from nine countries reported the HCV genotype of 74 samples, 53% were genotype 1, 24% genotype 2, 14% genotype 4 and 9% genotypes 3, 5 or 6. The prevalence of anti-HCV antibodies is high in HIV-infected patients in Africa, but replicating HCV infection is rare and varies widely across countries.

  7. Infection with hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus as risk factors for hepatocarcinoma in Peru: Study of cases and control; Infeccion con virus de la hepatitis B y hepatitis C como factores de riesgo para hepatocarcinoma en el Peru: estudio de casos y controles

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    Ruiz, E; Celis, J; Pizarro, R; Montalbeti, J; Urbano, R [Instituto de Enfermedades Neoplasicas, Lima (Peru); Almonte, M [Centro de Investigacion en Cancer Maes Heller, Lima (Peru)

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    To investigate whether past exposure to Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) were risk factors for the development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) in Peru, a case-control study of 136 patients with HCC and 136 age-matched and sex-matched control subjects was performed. Past exposure to HBV and HCV were assessed respectively by antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (Anti-HBc) and HbsAg and Anti-HCV. Of the HCC cases, 63,2% were positive for HbsAg and 0,73% for anti-HCV. Of the control patients, 4,4% were positive to HbsAg and 0,73% to anti-HCV. The mean age of patients with HCC negative for HbsAg was significantly greater than that of patients HCC positive for HbsAg (35,4 versus 29,4 years, p less than 0,001). The HbsAg patients are 36,26 times more prone to developing HCC than those with HbsAg negative (95% confidence interval: 15.31-90.7). Infection with HCV does not pose a risk for the development of HCC (RR 1, 95% confidence interval: 0.062-16.152). A causal relation between HBV infection in children HCC was observed. These results indicate that HbsAg carriage is a risk factor for HCC in Peru. The importance of vertical or perinatal transmission of HBV and the prophylactic role of passive immunization plus vaccination during childhood is emphasized as well as the selective vaccination of high risk groups. (authors)

  8. Infection with hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus as risk factors for hepatocarcinoma in Peru: Study of cases and control

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    Ruiz, E.; Celis, J.; Pizarro, R.; Montalbeti, J.; Urbano, R.; Almonte, M.

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    To investigate whether past exposure to Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) were risk factors for the development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) in Peru, a case-control study of 136 patients with HCC and 136 age-matched and sex-matched control subjects was performed. Past exposure to HBV and HCV were assessed respectively by antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (Anti-HBc) and HbsAg and Anti-HCV. Of the HCC cases, 63,2% were positive for HbsAg and 0,73% for anti-HCV. Of the control patients, 4,4% were positive to HbsAg and 0,73% to anti-HCV. The mean age of patients with HCC negative for HbsAg was significantly greater than that of patients HCC positive for HbsAg (35,4 versus 29,4 years, p less than 0,001). The HbsAg patients are 36,26 times more prone to developing HCC than those with HbsAg negative (95% confidence interval: 15.31-90.7). Infection with HCV does not pose a risk for the development of HCC (RR 1, 95% confidence interval: 0.062-16.152). A causal relation between HBV infection in children HCC was observed. These results indicate that HbsAg carriage is a risk factor for HCC in Peru. The importance of vertical or perinatal transmission of HBV and the prophylactic role of passive immunization plus vaccination during childhood is emphasized as well as the selective vaccination of high risk groups. (authors)

  9. Impact of dedicated space, dialysis equipment, and nursing staff on the transmission of hepatitis C virus in a hemodialysis unit of the middle east.

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    Saxena, Anil K; Panhotra, B R; Sundaram, D S; Naguib, Mohammed; Venkateshappa, C K; Uzzaman, Wahid; Mulhim, Khalifa Al

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    Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is endemic in hemodialysis (HD) units, especially in Middle Eastern countries. The meticulous isolation policy recommended for patients with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in an HD unit resulted in a significant drop in HBV incidence globally. This study was developed to prospectively investigate the impact of an identical isolation policy on incidence of nosocomial HCV infection in this HD unit of the Middle East. In phase I of the study, we retrospectively reviewed the records of 189 patients with a mean age of 47.5 +/- 11.4 years (range, 15-85 years) who were receiving maintenance HD from December 7, 1995, to December 6, 2000, for the mean duration of 73 +/- 6.3 months (range, 3-144 months) to record the prevalence of HCV. Factors such as blood transfusions and dialytic age (time span that patient has received dialysis since its initiation) implicated in transmission of HCV in the HD unit also were recorded. Phase II involved stringent isolation of anti-HCV positive patients detected during phase I through provision of dedicated space, dialysis equipment, and nursing staff from December 7, 2000, to December 6, 2001. Liver function and anti-HCV tests were repeated for all the 198 patients every 6 months to identify new HCV seroconversions. An HCV prevalence rate of 43.9% (83/189) and an annual HCV seroconversion rate of 6.8% were identified in this cohort. No significant association with blood tranfusion was observed. Eighty-three anti-HCV positive (43.9%) patients had a mean dialytic age of 48.5 +/- 14.2 months compared with 25.0 +/- 8.6 months among 106 (56.1%) anti-HCV negative patients (relative risk [RR], 1.89; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.39-5.86; P <.001). Only 2 new HCV seroconversions (1.01% [2/198]) were identified. Evidently, the sharing of facilities in a high-risk HD environment for a prolonged dialytic age facilitates the nosocomial transmission of HCV infection. A significant decline of annual

  10. Antiviral activity of the dichloromethane extracts from Artocarpus heterophyllus leaves against hepatitis C virus

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    Achmad Fuad Hafid; Chie Aoki-Utsubo; Adita Ayu Permanasari; Myrna Adianti; Lydia Tumewu; Aty Widyawaruyanti; Sri Puji Astuti Wahyuningsih; Tutik Sri Wahyuni; Maria Inge Lusida; Soetjipto; Hak Hotta

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    Objective: To determine anti-viral activities of three Artocarpus species: Artocarpus altilis, Artocarpus camansi, and Artocarpus heterophyllus (A. heterophyllus) against Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Methods: Antiviral activities of the crude extracts were examined by cell culture method using Huh7it-1 cells and HCV genotype 2a strain JFH1. The mode of action for anti-HCV activities was determined by time-of-addition experiments. The effect on HCV RNA replication and HCV accumulation in cells ...

  11. Rheumatoid Case with HCV Infection

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    Case Presentation:A 46-year-old woman referred to our center due to abnormality in aminotransferase level during check up. She had a history of blood transfusion 12 years ago. Anti-HCV Ab by ELISA method and HCV RNA by RT-PCR were positive. HCV RNA by Amplicor HCV monitor test counted 800,000 IU/ml and the genotype was 3a by Specific Primer-Targeted Region Core method. Laboratory evaluation revealed: Hb 11.9 mg/dl, WBC 5000 /ml, platelet count 190,000/ ml, ALT 70 IU/ml, AST 65 IU/ml, Alk phos...

  12. African americans are less likely to have clearance of hepatitis C virus infection: the findings from recent U.S. population data.

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    Mir, Heshaam M; Stepanova, Maria; Afendy, Mariam; Kugelmas, Marcelo; Younossi, Zobair M

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    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the United States. African Americans are known to have a higher prevalence of HCV and lower response to anti-HCV therapy. The aim of this study is to assess the differences in the prevalence of chronic HCV infection in according to patients' ethnic background. We used the recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey with extensive clinical and laboratory data. Active HCV infection was defined as having HCV-positive antibody with detectable HCV RNA by polymerase chain reaction. HCV clearance was defined as HCV-positive antibody with negative HCV RNA. Clinico-demographic data were compared between anti-HCV positive individuals with or without HCV clearance. The stratum-specific χ test for independence was used. Logistic regression was used to identify independent predictors of HCV clearance. P-values ≤0.05 were considered statistically significant. All analyses were run using SAS 9.1 and SUDAAN 10.0. The cohort included 14,750 adults (age 47.6 ± 0.75 y, 64% white, 21% African American, 10% Hispanics, and 63% male). Of these, 1.32 ± 0.11% were anti-HCV positive with 75.94 ± 4.72% having active HCV viremia. The only parameter significantly different between those who did or did not clear HCV was the proportion of African Americans: 8.0 ± 3.7% versus 24.9 ± 5.0%, P=0.0163. Indeed, the rate of HCV clearance was lowest among African Americans (9.3 ± 3.5%) as compared with both whites (27.2 ± 6.5%) and Hispanics 31.2 ± 9.1% (P<0.05). In multivariate analysis, the only independent predictor of active HCV infection was African American race: odds ratio (95% confidence interval)=3.80 (1.31-11.06), P=0.0151. African Americans not only have lower response to anti-HCV therapy but also are less likely to naturally clear HCV, potentially contributing to higher prevalence of HCV.

  13. An autochthonous case of hepatitis C virus genotype 5a in Brazil: phylogenetic analysis

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    Ribeiro, L.C.; Souto, F.J.D.; do Espirito-Santo, M.P.

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    Genotype 5 of hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been rarely identified in South America. A female of African descent who never left Brazil was found to be infected by this genotype in Mato Grosso state, Central Brazil. The patient denied drug injections and revealed that she had received blood...... transfusions several years before. One of her blood donors was identified and tested negative for anti-HCV and HCV RNA, as were her husband and offspring. Phylogenetic analysis of the E1 and NS5B regions confirmed that this HCV strain belonged to genotype 5a. However, the E1 region analysis indicates that our...

  14. Anti-infective Discorhabdins from a Deep-Water Alaskan Sponge of the Genus Latrunculia†

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    Na, MinKyun; Ding, Yuanqing; Wang, Bin; Tekwani, Babu L.; Schinazi, Raymond F.; Franzblau, Scott; Kelly, Michelle; Stone, Robert; Li, Xing-Cong; Ferreira, Daneel; Hamann, Mark T.

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    Bioassay- and LC-MS-guided fractionation of a methanol extract from a new deep-water Alaskan sponge species of the genus Latrunculia resulted in the isolation of two new brominated pyrroloiminoquinones, dihydrodiscorhabdin B (1) and discorhabdin Y (2), along with six known pyrroloiminoquinone alkaloids, discorhabdins A (3), C (4), E (5), and L (6), dihydrodiscorhabdin C (7), and the benzene derivative 8. Compounds 3, 4, and 7 exhibited anti-HCV activity, antimalarial activity, and selective antimicrobial activity. Although compounds 3 and 7 displayed potent and selective in vitro antiprotozoal activity, Plasmodium berghei-infected mice did not respond to these metabolites due to their toxicity in vivo. PMID:20337497

  15. Anti-infective discorhabdins from a deep-water alaskan sponge of the genus Latrunculia.

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    Na, Minkyun; Ding, Yuanqing; Wang, Bin; Tekwani, Babu L; Schinazi, Raymond F; Franzblau, Scott; Kelly, Michelle; Stone, Robert; Li, Xing-Cong; Ferreira, Daneel; Hamann, Mark T

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    Bioassay- and LC-MS-guided fractionation of a methanol extract from a new deep-water Alaskan sponge species of the genus Latrunculia resulted in the isolation of two new brominated pyrroloiminoquinones, dihydrodiscorhabdin B and discorhabdin Y (2), along with six known pyrroloiminoquinone alkaloids, discorhabdins A (3), C (4), E (5), and L (6), dihydrodiscorhabdin C (7), and the benzene derivative 8. Compounds 3, 4, and 7 exhibited anti-HCV activity, antimalarial activity, and selective antimicrobial activity. Although compounds 3 and 7 displayed potent and selective in vitro antiprotozoal activity, Plasmodium berghei-infected mice did not respond to these metabolites due to their toxicity in vivo.

  16. Prevalence of HCV infection and associated factors among illicit drug users in Breves, State of Pará, northern Brazil

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    Pacheco,Suzy Danielly Barbosa; Silva-Oliveira,Gláucia Caroline; Maradei-Pereira,Luciana Maria Cunha; Crescente,José Ângelo Barletta; Lemos,José Alexandre Rodrigues de; Oliveira-Filho,Aldemir Branco de

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    Introduction: Illicit drug users (DUs) are vulnerable to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The shared use of illicit drugs is the main method of HCV transmission. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Breves, in northern Brazil. We surveyed 187 DUs to determine the prevalence of and factors associated with HCV infection. Results: The prevalence of anti-HCV antibodies was 36.9%, and the prevalence of hepatitis C virus-ribonucleic acid (HCV-RNA) was 31%. Hepatitis C virus infec...

  17. Cyclophilin B stimulates RNA synthesis by the HCV RNA dependent RNA polymerase

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    Heck, Julie A.; Meng, Xiao; Frick, David N.

    2009-01-01

    Cyclophilins are cellular peptidyl isomerases that have been implicated in regulating hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication. Cyclophilin B (CypB) is a target of cyclosporin A (CsA), an immunosuppressive drug recently shown to suppress HCV replication in cell culture. Watashi et al. recently demonstrated that CypB is important for efficient HCV replication, and proposed that it mediates the anti-HCV effects of CsA through an interaction with NS5B (Mol. Cell 19:111). We examined the effects of pu...

  18. Dried blood spots, valid screening for viral hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus in real-life

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    Mössner, Belinda K; Staugaard, Benjamin; Jensen, Janne

    2016-01-01

    AIM: To detect chronic hepatitis B (CHB), chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in dried blood spot (DBS) and compare these samples to venous blood sampling in real-life. METHODS: We included prospective patients with known viral infections from drug treatment......, but correctly classified 95% of the anti-HCV-positive patients with chronic and past infections. Anti-HBc and anti-HBS showed low sensitivity in DBS (68% and 42%). CONCLUSION: DBS sampling, combined with an automated analysis system, is a feasible screening method to diagnose chronic viral hepatitis and HIV...

  19. Establishing a sample-to cut-off ratio for lab-diagnosis of hepatitis C virus in Indian context

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    Tiwari, Aseem K.; Pandey, Prashant K.; Negi, Avinash; Bagga, Ruchika; Shanker, Ajay; Baveja, Usha; Vimarsh, Raina; Bhargava, Richa; Dara, Ravi C.; Rawat, Ganesh

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    Introduction: Lab-diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is based on detecting specific antibodies by enzyme immuno-assay (EIA) or chemiluminescence immuno-assay (CIA). Center for Disease Control reported that signal-to-cut-off (s/co) ratios in anti-HCV antibody tests like EIA/CIA can be used to predict the probable result of supplemental test; above a certain s/co value it is most likely to be true-HCV positive result and below that certain s/co it is most likely to be false-positive result. A...

  20. Decline in hepatitis B infection observed after 11 years of regional vaccination among Danish drug users

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    Mössner Klemmensen, Belinda; Skamling, M; Jørgensen, T Riis

    2010-01-01

    The aims of this study were to determine the current prevalence of viral hepatitis and HIV among drug users, and to compare this prevalence with previous findings in the same geographical region. Cross-sectional surveys of drug users attending treatment centers on the island of Funen...... with approximately 500,000 inhabitants were administered in 1996 and 2007. The 2007 prevalence estimates were: anti-HBc 50.2%, HBsAg 0.9%, anti-HCV 66.8%, HCV-RNA 40%, and anti-HIV 1.1%. The corresponding 1996 prevalence values were: anti-HBc 70% (P ...

  1. Lichen planus, liver kidney microsomal (LKM1) antibodies and hepatitis C virus antibodies.

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    Divano, M C; Parodi, A; Rebora, A

    1992-01-01

    No anti-liver kidney microsomal (LKM1) antibodies were detected in 46 patients with LP, 16 of whom had also a chronic liver disease (CLD). In contrast, anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies were found in 10% of patients with LP and in 50% of those with LP and CLD. Anti-HCV antibodies may be considered as a false-positive reaction in 56% of cases, especially when anti-LKM1 antibodies are present. Our findings do not support such a hypothesis, but suggest that CLD in LP patients is, at least in Italy, mostly a postviral chronic active hepatitis.

  2. (A brief report)

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    Publishing in peer-reviewed journals has undergone a great metamorphosis since the time after the Renais- sance when scientists first started exchanging letters about their work until what it is today 6"7. Even though the pri- mary objective of medical journal is to disseminate infor- mation for the sake of improving patients ...

  3. Update on the approach of urinary tract infection in childhood

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    Ana Cristina Simões e Silva

    2015-11-01

    ção e, na sua ausência, com base no consenso de especialistas. Fonte de dados: Os dados foram coletados após uma revisão da literatura e pesquisa no Pubmed, Embase, Scopus e Scielo. Resumo dos dados: No primeiro ano de vida, as ITUs são mais comuns em meninos (3,7% que em meninas (2%. Os sinais e sintomas da ITU são muito inespecíficos, principalmente em neonatos e durante a infância, sendo a febre o único sintoma em muitos casos. Conclusões: O histórico clínico e exame físico podem sugerir ITU, porém a confirmação deve ser feita por urocultura. Antes da administração de qualquer agente antimicrobiano, deve ser feita coleta de urina. Durante a infância, a coleta de urina adequada é essencial para evitar resultados falso-positivos. O diagnóstico e início do tratamento imediatos são importantes na prevenção de cicatriz renal de longo prazo. Neonatos febris com ITUs devem ser submetidos a ultrassonografia renal e da bexiga, Agentes antibacterianos intravenosos são recomendados para neonatos e neonatos jovens. Recomendamos também a exclusão de uropatias obstrutivas o mais rápido possível e posterior refluxo vesico-ureteral, caso indicado. A profilaxia deve ser considerada em casos de elevada susceptibilidade a ITU e risco elevado de danos renais. Keywords: Urinary tract infection, Renal scarring, Ultrasonography, CAKUT, Hydronephrosis, Obstructive uropathy, Palavras-chave: Infecção do trato urinário, Cicatriz renal, Ultrassonografia, CAKUT, Hidronefrose, Uropatia obstrutiva

  4. Efeito do treinamento físico como modulador positivo nas alterações no eixo neuroimunoendócrino em indivíduos com insuficiência cardíaca crônica: possível atuação do fator de necrose tumoral-alfa Efecto del entrenamiento físico como modulador positivo en las alteraciones en el eje neuroinmunoendócrino en indivíduos con insuficiência cardíaca crônica: posible actuación como factor de necrosis tumoral-alfa Effect of physical training as positive modulator on the alterations in the neuro-immune-endocrine axis in patients with chronic heart failure: possible role of the tumoral necrosis factor-alpha

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    Luís Fernando Bicudo Pereira Costa Rosa

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    Full Text Available O exercício físico crônico ou o treinamento físico (TF tem sido largamente utilizado nos últimos anos com finalidade terapêutica e preventiva em uma série de condições fisiopatológicas, incluindo doenças cardiovasculares. Além dos benefícios cardiovasculares, o TF modula a expressão elevada de citocinas pró-inflamatórias, atuando sobre o eixo neuroimunoendócrino. Atualmente, o quadro de insuficiência cardíaca crônica (ICC tem sido reconsiderado como uma interação entre mecanismos hemodinâmicos, neurormonais, endócrinos e imunológicos. Esta resposta inflamatória anormal, incluindo a elevada expressão de citocinas pró-inflamatórias, tem sido proposta como responsável pela progressão e deterioração clínica na ICC. Neste quadro, a principal citocina envolvida no quadro fisiopatológico da ICC é o fator de necrose tumoral-alfa (TNF-alfa. Assim, o TF pode atuar no quadro de ICC de duas maneiras, melhorando o desempenho durante o exercício físico, bem como atenuando do quadro deletério de elevada concentração de citocinas pró-inflamatórias no sistema cardiovascular, podendo representar importante opção imunomodulatória e, desta forma, permitir melhora significativa no quadro clínico do paciente.El ejercicio físico o entrenamiento físico (TF viene siendo utilizado largamente en los ultimos años con finalidad terapéutica y preventiva en una serie de condiciones fisiopatológicas, incluyendo las afectaciones cardiovasculares. Además de los beneficios cardiovasculares, el TF modula la expresión elevada de las citocinas pro-inflamatorias, actuando sobre el eje neuroinmunoendócrino. Actualmente, el cuadro de insuficiencia cardíaca crônica (ICC viene siendo reconsiderado como una interación entre los mecanismos hemodinámicos, neuro-hormonales, endócrinos e imunológicos. Esta respuesta inflamatoria anormal, incluyendo la elevada expresión de citoquinas pro-inflamatorias, viene siendo propuesta como responsble por la progresión en el deterioro clínico en la ICC. En este cuadro, la principal citoquina envuelta en el cuadro fisiopatológico de la ICC es el factor de necrosis tumoral-alfa (TNF-alfa. Así, el TF puede actuar en el cuadro de ICC de dos maneras, mejorando el desempeño durante el ejercicio físico, bien como atenuando el cuadro de deterioro de elevada concentración de citoquinas pro-inflamatórias en el sistema cardiovascular, pudiendo representar una importante opción inmunomodulatoria, y de esta forma, permitir una mejora significativa en el cuadro clínico del paciente.Chronic physical exercise or physical training (PT has been widely used in the last years with therapeutic and preventive purposes in a series of pathophysiological conditions, including cardiovascular disease. Besides the cardiovascular benefits, PT seems capable to modulate in pathological conditions, at the presence of an abnormal inflammatory response, including over expression of proinflammatory cytokines through a neuro-immune-endocrine interaction. Nowadays chronic heart failure (CHF is reviewed as the consequence of an interplay of hemodynamic, neurohormonal, immunological and endocrine mechanisms. This abnormal inflammatory response, including the over expression of proinflammatory cytokines may be proposed as responsible for the progression and clinical deterioration in CHF. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha is the main proinflammatory cytokines involved in the inflammatory cascade implicated in the pathophysiological of CHF. PT may improve exercise performance by modifying the inflammatory status, as well as by allowing reversing the inflammation-induced harmful effects on the cardiovascular system, and that PT may represent an important immunomodulatory option that may be possible to intervene in the progression of the disease.

  5. Identifying at-risk states beyond positive symptoms: a brief task assessing how neurocognitive impairments impact on misrepresentation of the social world through blunted emotional appraisal Identificando estados de risco para além dos sintomas positivos: um teste breve que avalia o impacto de disfunções neurocognitivas sobre a interpretação errônea do mundo social resultante de avaliação emocional embotada

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    Mariana Galdos

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Neurocognitive impairments observed in psychotic disorder may impact on emotion recognition and theory of mind, resulting in altered understanding of the social world. Early intervention efforts would be served by further elucidation of this mechanism. METHOD: Patients with a psychotic disorder (n=30 and a reference control group (n=310 were asked to offer emotional appraisals of images of social situations (EASS task. The degree to which case-control differences in appraisals were mediated by neurocognitive alterations was analyzed. RESULTS: The EASS task displayed convergent and discriminant validity. Compared to controls, patients displayed blunted emotional appraisal of social situations (B=0.52, 95% CI: 0.30, 0.74, POBJETIVO: Melhoras neurocognitivas observadas no transtorno psicótico podem ter impacto no reconhecimento de emoções e na teoria da mente, resultando numa alteração na compreensão do mundo social. Esforços para uma intervenção precoce poderiam se beneficiar de uma maior elucidação deste mecanismo. MÉTODO: Pacientes com transtornos psicóticos (n=30 e um grupo controle de referência (n=310 foram convidados a realizar avaliações emocionais de imagens de situações sociais (teste AESS. A relação das diferenças entre casos e controles com as alterações neurocognitivas foi analisada. RESULTADOS: O teste AESS apresentou validade convergente e discriminatória. Quando comparados aos controles, os pacientes apresentaram avaliação emocional embotada das situações sociais (B=0,52, 95% CI: 0,30, 0,74, P<0,001; ajustado para a idade, sexo e número de anos de educação: B=0,44, 95% CI: 0,20, 0,68, P<0001, uma diferença de 0,88 (ajustado: 0,75 desvio-padrão. Após o ajuste para as variáveis neurocognitivas, as diferenças no estudo caso-controle foram reduzidas em quase 75% e deixaram de ser significativas (B=0,12, 95% CI: -0,14, 0.39, P=0,37. CONCLUSÕES: Disfunções neurocognitivas observadas em pacientes com transtornos psicóticos podem ser subjacentes a uma distorção do mundo social, mediada pela alteração no reconhecimento de emoções. Um teste que avalie o impacto social de alterações cognitivas na prática clínica pode ser útil para a detecção das principais alterações nos primeiros estágios de transtornos psicóticos.

  6. New Tools in HCV Diagnosis, in Light of the Enhanced Awareness and the New Drugs for Treatment: SMARTube and Stimmunology

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    Svetlana Gorodin

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    Full Text Available With improved HCV therapy, challenges regarding HCV diagnosis, such as seronegative window period, false positive readings, and differentiation between recent, chronic, and resolved infections, are of increasing importance. To address these challenges an innovative device—SMARTube HIV & HCV—was used. Blood samples were tested for anti-HCV antibodies before and after incubation in the SMARTube, which promotes the in vitro stimulation of in vivo HCV primed lymphocytes, thus enhancing levels of anti-HCV antibodies. Comparing antibody levels, in concordant samples before and after SMARTube, yielded the Stimulation Index (SI. Among 5888 fresh blood samples, from various populations and regions worldwide, 641 were seropositive using plasma, while SMARTube processing (yielding enriched plasma, termed SMARTplasma enabled diagnosis of 10 additional carriers in high-risk cohorts, that is, earlier detection. Using SMARTplasma eliminated all false positive results, using the current assays. In addition we show that SI calculation may serve as an important tool for differentiating between those who recently seroconverted, carriers of long-term infection, and those who have cleared the virus. SMARTube and the SI could lead to better, more informative diagnosis of HCV infections and play an important role in changing the way we treat both the infected individuals and the epidemic as a whole.

  7. Sulforaphane Suppresses Hepatitis C Virus Replication by Up-Regulating Heme Oxygenase-1 Expression through PI3K/Nrf2 Pathway.

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    Jung-Sheng Yu

    Full Text Available Hepatitis C virus (HCV infection-induced oxidative stress is a major risk factor for the development of HCV-associated liver disease. Sulforaphane (SFN is an antioxidant phytocompound that acts against cellular oxidative stress and tumorigenesis. However, there is little known about its anti-viral activity. In this study, we demonstrated that SFN significantly suppressed HCV protein and RNA levels in HCV replicon cells and infectious system, with an IC50 value of 5.7 ± 0.2 μM. Moreover, combination of SFN with anti-viral drugs displayed synergistic effects in the suppression of HCV replication. In addition, we found nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2/HO-1 induction in response to SFN and determined the signaling pathways involved in this process, including inhibition of NS3 protease activity and induction of IFN response. In contrast, the anti-viral activities were attenuated by knockdown of HO-1 with specific inhibitor (SnPP and shRNA, suggesting that anti-HCV activity of SFN is dependent on HO-1 expression. Otherwise, SFN stimulated the phosphorylation of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K leading Nrf2-mediated HO-1 expression against HCV replication. Overall, our results indicated that HO-1 is essential in SFN-mediated anti-HCV activity and provide new insights in the molecular mechanism of SFN in HCV replication.