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A simple yet sensitive colorimetric nitrite ions assay based on diazotization with p‑Aminobenzoic and coupling with phloroglucinol in acidic medium.

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 2018 Aug 25;210:398-404. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Key Laboratory of Bioelectrochemistry & Analysis of Gansu Province, College of Chemistry& Chemical Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, PR China. Electronic address:

Immoderate intake of nitrite (NO) is deleterious human health and may result in causing dangerous diseases. In this study, nitrite detection system was successfully fabricated based on a unique diazo-coupling reaction of p‑Aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and phloroglucinol (1, 3, 5‑trihydroxybenzene). Upon the presence of NO in an acid medium, p‑Aminobenzoic acid could not only form diazonium ion easily but also couple with p‑Aminobenzoic acid, and results forming yellow water-soluble azo dye that shows maximum absorption at 434 nm. Read More

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A perspective on biogenic synthesis of platinum nanoparticles and their biomedical applications.

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 2018 Nov 19;211:94-99. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Food Chemistry and Molecular Cancer Biology Lab, Department of Animal Health and Management, Science Campus, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 630003, India. Electronic address:

In recent era, the interest on inorganic nanoparticles is augmenting due to their engrossing and uncanny properties. Among them, platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) are highly remarkable owing to their intrinsic physicochemical and biological properties making them an effective candidate towards catalytic and biomedical applications. Nevertheless, conventional physical and chemical methodologies of PtNPs synthesis are among the most prevalent protocols to synthesize PtNPs of desired shape and size. Read More

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November 2018

Fast sensing of imidacloprid residue in tea using surface-enhanced Raman scattering by comparative multivariate calibration.

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 2018 Nov 16;211:86-93. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

School of Food and Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, PR China.

This study focused on the fabrication of a rapid, highly sensitive and inexpensive technique for the quantification of imidacloprid residue in green tea, based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) using highly roughned surface flower shaped silver nanostructure (as SERS substrate) coupled with the chemometrics algorithm. The basic principle of this method is imidacloprid yielded SERS signal after adsorption on Ag-NF under laser excitation by the electromagnetic enhancement and the intensity of the peak is proportional to the concentration ranging from 1.0 × 10 to 1. Read More

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November 2018
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Investigation on the binding of aloe-emodin with tyrosinase by spectral analysis and molecular docking.

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 2018 Nov 19;211:79-85. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, PR China. Electronic address:

In this paper, the inhibitory kinetics of aloe-emodin on the activity of tyrosinase and the inhibitory mechanism have been investigated by using spectroscopic and molecular docking techniques. The results showed that aloe-emodin inhibited tyrosinase activity in a competitive manner. The binding constants, number of binding sites and thermodynamic parameters obtained at different temperature suggested that aloe-emodin spontaneously binds to tyrosinase at one binding site, mainly via electrostatic forces. Read More

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November 2018

Extracellular FABP4 uptake by endothelial cells is dependent on cytokeratin 1 expression.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Biol Lipids 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Lipids and Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan, Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili (IISPV), Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Disorders (CIBERDEM), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain. Electronic address:

Aims: The aim of this study is to determine the physical and functional interplay between fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) and its membrane receptor-like candidate protein, cytokeratin 1 (CK1), and to determine the effect of hindering CK1-mediated FABP4 cellular uptake on non-disturbed or metabolically stressed endothelial cells.

Methods: We monitored the direct interaction between FABP4 and CK1 using surface plasmon resonance, and the effects of blocking exogenous FABP4 (eFABP4) cellular uptake were determined by using specific siRNA to knock down the expression of CK1 in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). The expression and nuclear translocation of transcription factors involved in oxidative stress (NRF2) and inflammation (p65 subunit of NF-ĸB transcription factor) were determined by Western blotting analysis. Read More

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December 2018
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Lipid-gene regulatory network reveals coregulations of triacylglycerol with phosphatidylinositol/lysophosphatidylinositol and with hexosyl-ceramide.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Biol Lipids 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

State Key Laboratory of Molecular Developmental Biology, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China. Electronic address:

Lipid homeostasis is important for executing normal cellular functions and maintaining physiological conditions. The biophysical properties and intricate metabolic network of lipids underlie the coordinated regulation of different lipid species in lipid homeostasis. To reveal the homeostatic response among different lipids, we systematically knocked down 40 lipid metabolism genes in Drosophila S2 cells by RNAi and profiled the lipidomic changes. Read More

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December 2018

Patatin-like lipolytic acyl hydrolases and galactolipid metabolism in marine diatoms of the genus Pseudo-nitzschia.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Biol Lipids 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

CNR-Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare, Via Campi Flegrei 34, 80078, Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy. Electronic address:

Diatoms are eukaryotic microalgae that play a pivotal role in biological and geochemical marine cycles. These microorganisms are at the basis of the trophic chain and their lipids are essential components (e.g. Read More

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December 2018

Tuning store-operated calcium entry to modulate Ca-dependent physiological processes.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Res 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Secretory Physiology Section, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA. Electronic address:

The intracellular calcium signaling processes are tightly regulated to ensure the generation of calcium signals with the specific spatiotemporal characteristics that are required for regulating various cell functions. Compartmentalization of the molecular components involved in generating these signals at discrete intracellular sites ensures the signaling specificity and transduction fidelity of the signal for regulating downstream effector processes. Store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) is ubiquitously present in cells and is critical for essential cell functions in a variety of tissues. Read More

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December 2018
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Dual functions of STAT3 in LPS-induced angiogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Res 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Biology, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Cell Microenvironment and Disease Research, Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Cell Microenvironment and SUSTech-HKU Joint Laboratories for Matrix Biology and Diseases, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China. Electronic address:

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a long-term consequence of chronic inflammatory liver injury. Hepatic injury is associated with a defective intestinal barrier and increased hepatic exposure to bacterial products including lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which promotes hepatocarcinogenesis. Despite its clinical significance, the molecular mediator linking chronic inflammation with HCC development remains to be clarified. Read More

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December 2018
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5-Azido-8-ethynyl-NAADP: A bifunctional, clickable photoaffinity probe for the identification of NAADP receptors.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Res 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota Medical School, 312 Church St., Minneapolis, MN 55455-0217, United States of America. Electronic address:

Nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate is an evolutionarily conserved second messenger, which mobilizes Ca from acidic stores. The molecular identity of the NAADP receptor has yet to be defined. In pursuit of isolating and identifying NAADP-binding proteins, we synthesized and characterized a bifunctional probe that incorporates both a photoactivatable crosslinking azido moiety at the 5-position of the nicotinic ring and a 'clickable' ethynyl moiety to the 8-adenosyl position in NAADP. Read More

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December 2018

Biased perspectives on formyl peptide receptors.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Res 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation, University of Muenster, Von-Esmarch-Str. 56, D-48149 Muenster, Germany; Cluster of Excellence "Cells in Motion", University of Muenster, D-48149 Muenster, Germany. Electronic address:

The innate immune system is the first line of defense against pathogenic threats. For the early pathogen recognition and activation of cell protective mechanisms, germline-encoded pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) detect characteristic and evolutionary conserved pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). PRRs are therefore key elements in the innate immune response; in addition, they sense danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) that are released by host cell molecules under pathophysiological conditions. Read More

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December 2018
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A diagnostic study comparing conventional and real-time PCR for Strongyloides stercoralis on urine and on faecal samples.

Acta Trop 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Centre for Tropical Diseases, IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital, Negrar 37024, Italy.

Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted helminth with a wide distribution in tropical and subtropical areas. The diagnosis of S. stercoralisinfection can be challenging, due to the low sensitivity of microscopic examination of stool samples and coproculture. Read More

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December 2018

Economic cost of malaria at household in high and low transmission areas of central India.

Authors:
Mrigendra Singh

Acta Trop 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research Field Unit Jablpur, Epidemiology, ICMR-NIRTH Campus, Nagpur Road, 482003, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. Electronic address:

The cost burden of malaria at the household level, resulting from complex social, economic, and epidemiological factors, is enormous. This study was carried out to estimate the economic burden of malaria at the household level in low and high malaria transmission areas of central India. We conducted surveys with households in which at least one member had suffered from malaria in the three months preceding the survey. Read More

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December 2018
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Human-powered pop-up resting shelter for sampling cavity-resting mosquitoes.

Acta Trop 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, 1881 Natural Area Dr., Gainesville, FL, 32608, United States.

Methods for collecting mosquitoes without the use of electricity are advantageous in remote field locations where electricity is not present or is unreliable. Here we report on the development and evaluation of a human-powered system for sampling cavity-resting mosquitoes. The system is composed of a spring-steel framed resting shelter and pneumatic lid that "pumps" mosquitoes resting within the shelter into a capture chamber when the resting shelter is manually compressed. Read More

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December 2018
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A value proposition for trough level-based anti-TNFα drug dosing.

Clin Chim Acta 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Expert Center Clinical Chemistry Eindhoven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands; Clinical Laboratory, Máxima Medical Center, Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

Treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases and rheumatic disorders with anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) drugs is expensive, while a significant proportion of patients does not show adequate clinical response. Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) enables patient-specific anti-TNFα therapy. The role of laboratory tests in clinical care has recently been described in a value proposition framework. Read More

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December 2018
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Molecular optimization of autotransporter-based tyrosinase surface display.

Biochim Biophys Acta Biomembr 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Industrial Biotechnology, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, AlbaNova University Center, SE 10691 Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:

Display of recombinant enzymes on the cell surface of Gram-negative bacteria is a desirable feature with applications in whole-cell biocatalysis, affinity screening and degradation of environmental pollutants. One common technique for recombinant protein display on the Escherichia coli surface is autotransport. Successful autotransport of an enzyme largely depends on the following: (1) the size, sequence and structure of the displayed protein, (2) the cultivation conditions, and (3) the choice of the autotransporter expression system. Read More

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December 2018

[Syndrome of vertebral destruction: understanding to practice].

Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):182-187

Hospital Centro Médico de Occidente. Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). Guadalajara, Jalisco. México.

The term «vertebral destruction syndrome» comprises pathologies causing structural changes in the spine, mainly in the vertebral body, producing mechanical deformity and neurological involvement. The pathologies found in this definition may be infectious, metabolic or tumoral. Vertebral osteomyelitis is a disease that occurs mainly in adults > 50 years; we speak of spondylodiscitis when the condition affects the disc and vertebral body. Read More

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December 2018
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[Calcaneal fractures: controversies and consensus].

Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):172-181

Universidad de La Laguna. Tenerife. España.

Calcaneal fractures are the most common tarsal fractures and their treatment is still debated today. We intend in this update to highlight the points of controversy and clarify the consensus, especially in the treatment of intra-articular fractures, as well as to describe the management of major complications. Read More

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December 2018
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[Dedifferentiated diaphyseal juxtacortical osteosarcoma of ulna with metastasis to the lung].

Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):167-171

Departamento de Piel y Partes Blandas del Instituto Nacional de Cancerología. Ciudad de México, México.

Dedifferentiated parosteal osteosarcoma is a variant in which a high grade osteosarcoma coexists with a parosteal osteosarcoma. We report the case of a 20-year-old female patient who presented with six months of evolution of pain and functional limitation of the right forearm, with no apparent cause; radiographs were performed, observing a tumoral lesion in the diaphysis of the right ulna. Physical examination showed pain upon palpation in the diaphysis of the ulna and limitation of prone-supination. Read More

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December 2018
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[Interlocking femoral nail and total knee Arthroplasty in one stage for a patient with a femoral diaphyseal stress fracture].

Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):163-166

Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología, Hospital de Sabadell. Institut Universitari Parc Taulí Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, España.

We present the case of an 81-year-old woman who was followed up by the Rheumatology Service for osteoporosis and treated with bisphosphonates for more than five years. She reported a fracture of the distal third of the contralateral femur by a low energy mechanism, treated with retrograde intramedullary nailing the previous year. She presented a clinic of cruralgia and left gonalgia, without previous trauma. Read More

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December 2018

[Postoperative functional angular anatomy in patients with anterior cruciate ligament with autologous graft].

Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):157-162

Servicio de Cirugía Articular, Hospital Juárez de México, Ciudad de México.

Background: Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) aims to restore the original anatomy. The clinical outcome could be imperfect when graft placement is not in an anatomical position; moreover, the conventional transtibial reconstruction of the ACL often locates the graft away from the anatomical site, leading to abnormal biomechanical behavior and kinematics of the knee. The objective of this work was to assess the importance of the angular reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament during arthroscopic replacement and to compare the postoperative functional results. Read More

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December 2018

[Quantification of changes in the external morphology of the back by means of surface topography based on structured light in idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents after a year of treatment with orthopedic corse].

Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):145-156

Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología. Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia. Valencia, España.

Background: To quantify the morphological changes in the surface of the back of adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis as a result of treatment with braces and to correlate them with radiographic changes.

Material And Methods: An analytical, cohort, prospective study on a sample of 31 adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. We divided them into two groups: eleven treated with braces and twenty without them. Read More

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December 2018

[Complex fractures of the clavicles lateral third].

Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):140-144

Módulo de Cirugía de Hombro y Codo, Hospital General Xoco. Av. México Coyoacán S/N, Col. General Anaya, Deleg. Benito Juárez, CP 03340, Ciudad de México, México.

Background: Fractures of the lateral third of the clavicle represent 18% of all clavicle fractures. Even though non-displaced fractures can be managed conservatively, displaced fractures have a non-union percentage of 30%. Multiple approaches have been proposed to manage the displaced fractures. Read More

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December 2018
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[Continuous vs. intermitent intravenous analgesia for primary total knee replacement: analysis of the quality of the pain control, hospital stay and costs].

Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):134-139

Instituto Allende de Cirugía Reconstructiva de los Miembros, Córdoba-Argentina.

Background: The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Total knee arthroplasty is one of the orthopedic surgeries that manifests more pain in the first 24-48 hours, needing a multimodal analgesic therapy. The objective of this work is to compare two different intravenous analgesic modes applied to patients undergoing a primary total knee arthroplasty, analyzing the quality of pain control, hospital stay and costs. Read More

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December 2018
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[Prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in patients occupationally active].

Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):131-133

Clínica de Detección y Diagnóstico Automatizado, Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE), Ciudad de México.

Background: Osteoporosis is a public health problem worldwide, affecting more than 200 million people. It is estimated that 30 to 50% of postmenopausal women suffer from it. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), osteoporosis is a disease characterized by a decrease in the density and quality of bones. Read More

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December 2018

[Functional results and complications of the use of the proximal femoral nail in the treatment of intertrochanteric hip fractures].

Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):126-130

Centro de Evaluación de Tecnologías, Universidad CES, Medellín, Colombia.

Introduction: Cephalomedullary nails are used for the treatment of hip fractures; however, there are few studies that allow identifying data on the complications of the use of these devices and the results in terms of restoration of the functionality of the patient.

Methods: A cross-sectional study of patients with femur fracture was conducted during the period from January 2008 to December 2012. Data on demographic and clinical variables were collected. Read More

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December 2018

[Infrapectineal plate for repair with minimal invasion of quadrilateral blade acetabular fractures: description new implant and paramedial access].

Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):118-125

Instituto de Astronomía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Introduction: Quadrilateral plate fractures are the most difficult to reduce and fix. Different techniques have been developed for quadrilateral plate osteosynthesis. The objective of this work was to create an implant and a novel approach to simplify and improve acetabular fracture osteosynthesis. Read More

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December 2018

[Thanks to our reviewers 2017].

Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):117

Editor en jefe, Acta Ortopédica Mexicana. Ciudad de México. México.

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December 2018

The promises and risks of probiotic Bacillus species.

Acta Biochim Pol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Uniwersytet Gdański Wydział Chemii Katedra Biotechnologii Molekularnej ul. Wita Stwosza 63 80-308 Gdańsk.

Supplementing the human microbiome with probiotic microorganisms is a proposed solution for civilization syndromes such as dysbiosis and gastrointestinal tract (GIT) disorders. Bimodal probiotic strains of the Bacillus genus constitute the microbiota of the human environment, and are typically found in soil, water, a number of non-dairy fermented foods, as well as in human and animal GIT. Probiotic Bacillus sp. Read More

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December 2018

Erratum to "Letter to the Editor about the Article: "Still Regarding Anxiety, Depression and Academic Performance: A Study Amongst Portuguese Medical Students Versus Non-Medical Students", by João Moreira de Sousa, Cátia A. Moreira, Diogo Telles-Correia. Acta Med Port. 2018;31:454-62. ".

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov;31(11):702

Hospital Júlio de Matos. Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa. Lisboa; Clínica de Psiquiatria e Psicologia Médica. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.

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November 2018

[Letter to the Editor: Choosing Wisely Portugal].

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):700-701. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Serviço de Radiologia. Hospital de Vila Franca de Xira. Vila Franca de Xira. Portugal.

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November 2018

[The New Medical Licensing Examination in Portugal: It Is Just the Beginning but We Are on The Right Path].

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):699-700. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Editor-chefe. Acta Médica Portuguesa. Lisboa. Editor Associado. BMJ e BMJ Open. Londres. Reino Unido. Portugal.

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November 2018

Letter to the Editor: The Opioid Prescribing Scenario in Portugal from a Primary Care Perspective.

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):698-699. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Unidade de Saúde Familiar Dafundo. Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde de Lisboa Ocidental e Oeiras. Oeiras. Portugal.

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November 2018
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Letter to The Editor: Access to Opioids, A Global Challenge - Impressions of The Brazilian Scenario.

Authors:
Carolina Neiva

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):698. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Serviço de Cuidados Paliativos. Instituto de Assistência ao Servidor Público Estadual. São Paulo. Brazil.

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November 2018
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African Kaposi's Sarcoma.

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):697. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Dermatology. Santa Maria University Hospital. Lisbon. Institute for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Universidade NOVA. Lisbon. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.

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November 2018
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Aggressive Angiomyxoma: A Rare Tumor of Male Pelvic Cavity.

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):693-696. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of General Surgery. Ankara University School of Medicine. Ankara. Turkey.

Aggressive angiomyxoma is an uncommon, benign, slow-growing, and locally infiltrative soft tissue neoplasm which is located primarily in the genital region and pelviperineal interstitial tissue of female patient in the fourth decade of life. Its occurrence in male patients is even more unusual and commonly appears at a later age. The mainstay of treatment typically involves surgical excision with tumor-free margins, and despite complete resection, local recurrences are common. Read More

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November 2018
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[Foodbourne Botulism: A Forgotten Disease].

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):691-693. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Serviço de Medicina Interna. Hospital Sousa Martins. Guarda. Portugal.

Botulism is a serious illness caused by exposure to botulinum toxin. It is manifested by flaccid, paralysis, symmetric and in descending pattern affecting cranial and peripheral nerves. Given the frequent need for invasive mechanical ventilation, these patients should be approached in an intensive care setting. Read More

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November 2018

[The Role of Testosterone in The Improvement of Sexual Desire in Postmenopausal Women: An Evidence-Based Clinical Review].

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):680-690. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Unidade de Saúde Familiar S. Julião. Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde de Lisboa Ocidental e Oeiras. Lisboa. Portugal.

Introduction: Female sexual dysfunction is a common problem, affecting more than 1/3 of women during their lives. The aim of this review is to review the evidence for the effectiveness of testosterone in sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women, particularly in the improvement of sexual desire.

Material And Methods: The authors searched in international databases National Guidelines Clearinghouse, Guidelines Finder, Cochrane Library and MEDLINE/PubMed, for guidelines, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and randomized controlled trials, published between January 2005 and February 2017, using the MeSH terms 'testosterone', 'androgens', 'libido', 'sexual dysfunctions' and 'menopause'. Read More

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November 2018

[Evaluation of The Medical Board Exam in Portugal].

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):670-679. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra. Serviço de Otorrinolaringologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. Coimbra Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research (iCBR). Coimbra. Portugal.

Introduction: There is a high heterogeneity in the structure of postgraduate medical training evaluation worldwide. However, in contrast to other countries, there have been no scientific studies of the final medical board examination, in Portugal. The present study aimed to evaluate the adequacy of the medical board examination including its validity as measured by its association with medical school grade average and national seriation examination. Read More

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November 2018

Molecular Staging of Patients with Colon Cancer. The C-Closer-II Study: A Multicentre Study in Portugal.

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):661-669. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Serviço de Cirurgia Geral. Hospital Garcia de Orta. Almada. Portugal.

Introduction: Approximately 20% - 30% of histological lymph node-negative patients with colorectal cancer relapse at five years after surgical treatment. This recurrence is likely due to occult nodal disease undetected by standard histopathological practice which has implications in terms of the clinical management of patients.

Material And Methods: Lymph nodes were collected from colectomy specimens. Read More

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November 2018

Supportive Care Network: Evaluation of Its Impact on the Performance of a Urology Department.

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):656-660. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Urology and Renal Transplantation Department. Coimbra University Hospital Center. Coimbra. Portugal.

Introduction: Hospitals are dealing with patients who may have clinical discharge but cannot return to their home due to non-medical issues.

Material And Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of all the cases referred to the Integrated Care Network during the year 2016. Evaluation of waiting times, typology, reason for referral and clinical parameters. Read More

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November 2018

[Morbidity in Prematurity Associated with Fetal Growth Restriction: Experience of a Tertiary Care Center].

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):648-655. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Serviço de Neonatologia. Departamento de Pediatria. Hospital Universitário de Santa Maria. Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte. Lisboa. Clínica Universitária de Pediatria. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.

Introduction: Prematurity and low birth weight have been associated with increased neonatal morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to evaluate possible risk factors for prematurity associated with fetal growth restriction and being small for gestational age and to determine the incidence of morbidity in these two groups of infants.

Material And Methods: Retrospective case-control study of newborns with gestational age of less than 32 weeks, with obstetric diagnosis of fetal growth restriction and with the clinical diagnosis of small for gestational age, admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary hospital for a period of six years. Read More

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November 2018

Histological Subtypes and Clinical Behavior Evaluation of Salivary Gland Tumors.

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):641-647. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Pathology. Centro Hospitalar São João. Porto. Unit of Pathology and Oncology. Department of Pathology. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade do Porto. Porto. Portugal.

Introduction: Salivary gland tumors include a wide spectrum of histological subtypes and clinical behavior, which we aim to evaluate.

Material And Methods: We performed a retrospective study of all salivary gland tumors diagnosed and treated at the Centro Hospitalar São João, Porto, between 2005 and 2015. Histological re- evaluation was performed in all cases and patient files were reviewed and both clinical and follow-up data were collected. Read More

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November 2018
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[Problematic Eating Behaviors after Bariatric Surgery: A National Study with a Portuguese Sample].

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):633-640. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Centro de Investigação em Psicologia. Escola de Psicologia. Universidade do Minho. Braga. Portugal.

Introduction: Bariatric surgery is the most effective method for the treatment of morbid obesity. However, the development of eating psychopathology and the emergence of problematic eating behaviours have been reported in the literature. The aim of this crosssectional study was to characterize the post-bariatric population in terms of the frequency of problematic eating behaviours over time and to understand the related psychological features. Read More

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November 2018
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[Chronic Pain After Outpatient Inguinal Hernioplasty: Retrospective Cohort Study].

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):624-632. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Unidade da Dor. Serviço de Anestesiologia. Hospital de Santo António. Centro Hospitalar do Porto. Porto. Portugal.

Introduction: Chronic postoperative pain is the most frequent late complication of inguinal hernia repair surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of chronic post-hernioplasty pain in outpatient care at Centro Hospitalar do Porto, describe it, analyse its relation with other variables defined in the literature and study its functional interference.

Material And Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study between February and May 2016, using a structured telephone interview composed of questions from the authors and sections of published questionnaires, two of which are validated for the Portuguese language and culture. Read More

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November 2018

Reasons for Declining Venom Immunotherapy.

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):618-623. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Serviço de Imunoalergologia. Centro Hospitalar de São João. Porto. Portugal.

Introduction: Hymenoptera venom allergy is associated with significant morbidity and deterioration in health-related quality of life, and risk of fatal systemic reactions. Although venom immunotherapy is safe and the only effective treatment in allergic individuals, some patients prefer not to pursue this treatment. Since 2011, when the 50% reimbursement was stopped, patients must fully support the cost of immunotherapy. Read More

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November 2018

The Added Value of a Vasculitis Clinic in a Tertiary Referral Hospital.

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):614-617. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Rheumatology Department. Hospital de Santa Maria. Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte. Lisbon Academic Medical Centre. Lisbon. Portugal.

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November 2018
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What Do You Do With a Doctor that Does Not Make It into Specialist Training?

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):612-613. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Family Medicine. University of Toronto. Toronto. Canada.

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November 2018

Is There a Surplus of Non-Specialist Physicians in Portugal or Just Poor Human Resources Planning?

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):609-611. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Acta Médica Portuguesa. Lisboa. Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Coimbra University Hospitals. Coimbra. Faculty of Medicine. University of Coimbra. Coimbra. Portugal.

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November 2018

The Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis and Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria are Associated with Parental Socioeconomic Status in Adolescents in China.

Acta Derm Venereol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Dermatology, Xiangya Hospital, 410008 Changsha, China.

The association of atopic dermatitis and chronic spontaneous urticaria with socioeconomic status has been little studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of skin diseases and their association with socioeconomic status in adolescents in China. A cross-sectional study was conducted at a comprehensive university. Read More

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December 2018
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