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Rare cancers in childhood and adolescence in Brazil: First report of data from 19 population-based cancer registries.

Cancer 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

IRCCS Foundation, Evaluative Epidemiology Unit, Evaluative Epidemiology Unit, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy.

Background: Rare childhood cancer is challenging to define. The Italian Pediatric Rare Tumor (TREP) Study considers rare tumors to include solid malignancies characterized by an annual incidence rate of <2 cases per 1 million and not enrolled in clinical trials. The objective of the current study was to analyze the population incidence rate of rare tumors among children and adolescents (those aged birth-19 years) in Brazil. Read More

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April 2019
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Do occupational justice concepts inform occupational therapists' practice? A scoping review.

Can J Occup Ther 2019 Apr 23:8417419833409. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Background.: Occupational justice and related concepts can inform practices directed at injustice and the lack of rights in daily life. Brazilian ideas about social occupational therapy seem to be similar to these concepts about inequality. Read More

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Clinical Characteristics of Patients With Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders With Early Onset.

J Child Neurol 2019 Apr 23:883073819842421. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

2 Department of Neurology, University Hospital Getulio Vargas, Manaus, AM, Brazil.

Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder is a severe and disabling disease that manifests with severe relapses of optic neuritis, longitudinally extensive myelitis, and/or brainstem syndromes. The disease is complex and, although onset typically occurs in middle age, children and adolescents may be affected. The present study adds to the literature through detailed clinical data from 36 Brazilian patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder starting before age 21. Read More

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Endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent effects of 1-nitro-2-propylbenzene on rat aorta.

Fundam Clin Pharmacol 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil.

A group of nitro compounds contains a benzene ring in a short aliphatic chain with the NO group, property that supposedly favors its vasodilator profile. In this study, we evaluated in isolated rat aorta the effects of 1-nitro-2-propylbenzene (NPB), a nitro compound containing the NO in the aromatic ring. In aorta precontracted with KCl, NPB (1-3000 μM) induced full endothelium-independent relaxation. Read More

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Recombinant Production and Structure-Function Study of the Ts1 Toxin from the Brazilian Scorpion Tityus serrulatus.

Dokl Biochem Biophys 2019 May 22;484(1):9-12. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, 117997, Moscow, Russia.

An effective bacterial system for the production of β-toxin Ts1, the main component of the Brazilian scorpion Tityus serrulatus venom, was developed. Recombinant toxin and its N-labeled analogue were obtained via direct expression of synthetic gene in Escherichia coli with subsequent folding from the inclusion bodies. According to NMR spectroscopy data, the recombinant toxin is structured in an aqueous solution and contains a significant fraction of β-structure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S1607672919010034DOI Listing

Infected Cemento-Osseous Dysplasia: Analysis of 66 Cases and Literature Review.

Head Neck Pathol 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Oral Surgery, Pathology and Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627, Room 3202 D. Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG, CEP: 31.270-901, Brazil.

The aim of this study was to describe a series with 66 cases of infected cemento-osseous dysplasia (COD) and to discuss the demographic distribution, clinicoradiographic features and treatment of this condition. A study looking back on the diagnoses made at a single Brazilian centre within a 28-year timeframe was performed. A literature review with searches across five databases was also conducted to identify reports on osteomyelitis/infected COD. Read More

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April 2019
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Patients participation in pharmaceutical care consultations in Brazil.

Int J Clin Pharm 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Rua Sebastião Gonçalves Coelho, 400 - Bairro Chanadour, Divinópolis, MG, CEP:35501-296, Brazil.

Background The effectiveness of pharmaceutical care has already been evidenced in several studies and scenarios; the lack of patient's consultation has been little explored in the literature. Unprovided care is a missed opportunity to offer care to another individual who needs attention to their health. The need for investigation of missed consultations in a Brazilian pharmaceutical care service arises. Read More

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SN-38, the active metabolite of irinotecan, inhibits the acute inflammatory response by targeting toll-like receptor 4.

Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Drug Research and Development Center, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Rua Cel Nunes de Melo, 1127, Rodolfo Teófilo, Fortaleza, Ceará, 60430-270, Brazil.

Purpose: Anticancer-drug efficacy seems to involve the direct interaction with host immune cells. Although topoisomerase I (Top I) inhibitors have been suggested to block LPS-evoked inflammation, the interaction between these drugs and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is unaddressed.

Methods: SN-38, the active metabolite of the Top I inhibitor irinotecan, and TLR4 interaction was assessed using the in vitro luciferase nuclear factor-κB reporter assay, neutrophil migration to murine air-pouch, in silico simulation, and the thermal shift assay (TSA). Read More

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New data on Myxobolus imparfinis (Cnidaria, Myxosporea): host, distribution, and ultrastructural morphology.

Parasitol Res 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Institute of Biosciences, Campus Botucatu, Department of Parasitology, São Paulo State University (Unesp), Rua Professor Doutor Antônio Celso Wagner Zanin, no. 250, Botucatu, São Paulo, 18618-689, Brazil.

A mass of free myxozoan spores was found in the gill filaments of specimens of Cetopsorhamdia iheringi Schubart and Gomes, 1959, popularly known as "three-barbeled catfishes" (Heptapteridae, Siluriformes) collected in streams of the Middle Paranapanema River, Upper Paraná River basin, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Morphological and molecular analysis identified the spores as Myxobolus imparfinis Vieira, Tagliavini, Abdallah and Azevedo, 2018. The ultrastructural morphology of this parasite is described here for the first time. Read More

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Skipping breakfast is associated with adiposity markers especially when sleep time is adequate in adolescents.

Sci Rep 2019 Apr 23;9(1):6380. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

GENUD (Growth, Exercise, NUtrition and Development) Research Group, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad de Zaragoza,, Instituto Agroalimentário de Aragón (IA2), Zaragoza, Spain.

Adolescence is a critical stage of development and has an important influence on energy balance-related behaviours (EBRBs). When adolescents are associated with obesity it can lead to increased cardiometabolic risk. Here we assess if EBRBs adopted by adolescents included in a subsample are associated with markers of total and abdominal adiposity in a multicentre European study, Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence (HELENA-CSS) and a Brazilian study, Brazilian Cardiovascular Adolescent Health (BRACAH study), and whether sleep duration influence the association between skipping breakfast, physical activity and sedentary behaviours, with total and abdominal obesity (AO). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42859-7DOI Listing

Spatio-temporal dynamics of dengue in Brazil: Seasonal travelling waves and determinants of regional synchrony.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 Apr 22;13(4):e0007012. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases Unit, Institut Pasteur, UMR2000, CNRS, Paris, France.

Dengue continues to be the most important vector-borne viral disease globally and in Brazil, where more than 1.4 million cases and over 500 deaths were reported in 2016. Mosquito control programmes and other interventions have not stopped the alarming trend of increasingly large epidemics in the past few years. Read More

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Transference Effect of Short-Term Optimum Power Load Training on the Punching Impact of Elite Boxers.

J Strength Cond Res 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ), Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Loturco, I, Pereira, LA, Kobal, R, Fernandes, V, Reis, VP, Romano, F, Alves, M, Freitas, TT, and McGuigan, M. Transference effect of short-term optimum power load training on the punching impact of elite boxers. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2019-This study examined the changes in bench press (BP), jump squat (JS), and half-squat (HS) power outputs induced by a short-term (1 week) training scheme based on the optimum power load (OPL) applied to national boxing athletes and measured the transference effect coefficient (TEC) of these exercises on punching impact. Read More

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April 2019
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Comparison of Physical Fitness and Anthropometrical Profiles Among Brazilian Female Soccer National Teams From U15 to Senior Categories.

J Strength Cond Res 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Federal University of Minas Gerais, School of Physical Education, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Ramos, GP, Nakamura, FY, Penna, EM, Mendes, TT, Mahseredjian, F, Lima, AM, Garcia, ES, Prado, LS, and Coimbra, CC. Comparison of physical fitness and anthropometrical profiles among Brazilian female soccer national teams from U15 to senior categories. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2019-This study aimed to compare anthropometric and physical fitness of Brazilian female national team soccer players from the U15 to senior categories, and to compare the physical performance between selected and nonselected players. Read More

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Dose-Response Relationship Between Internal Training Load and Changes in Performance During the Preseason in Youth Soccer Players.

J Strength Cond Res 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Physical Education, State University of Londrina, Londrina, Brazil.

Figueiredo, DH, Figueiredo, DH, Moreira, A, Gonçalves, HR, and Dourado, AC. Dose-response relationship between internal training load and changes in performance during the preseason in youth soccer players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2019-The aim of this study was to describe training intensity distribution based on the session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE) and heart rate (HR) methods and examine the dose-response relation between internal training load (ITL) and change in performance of 16 youth soccer players (mean ± SD age: 18. Read More

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Temporal series analysis of abiotic data for a subtropical Brazilian rocky shore.

Data Brief 2019 Jun 25;24:103873. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Federal University of ABC - UFABC Rua Arcturus, 03, Jardim Antares, São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, CEP 09606-070, Brazil.

Monthly data of abiotic variables (sea surface temperature; minimum and maximum air temperature; minimum, mean and maximum air humidity; minimum, mean and maximum atmospheric pressure; minimum, mean and maximum dew point; sea surface salinity; wind speed and direction; minimum and maximum tidal level and photosynthetically available radiation) were collected from different online repositories, all regarding the period between January 2013 and December 2017, from localities near Mar Casado Beach rocky shore, in São Paulo State southern coast, Brazil. Principal Component Analysis was performed to verify data variance and correlations among variables. Linear regression decomposition methods were applied to identify trend and seasonal patterns within the time indexed data. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454225PMC

Complex malaria epidemiology in an international border area between Brazil and French Guiana: challenges for elimination.

Trop Med Health 2019 11;47:24. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Institute Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz, Av Brasil 4365. Pavilhão Arthur Neiva, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21040-900 Brazil.

Background: The epidemiological surveillance of malaria is a necessary intervention for eliminating the disease from the planet. The international border zones of the Amazon continue to be highly vulnerable to malaria since population mobility impedes elimination. Although in the past few years, cases of malaria have had an essential reduction in Brazil, this trend was not confirmed in municipalities along the border. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41182-019-0150-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6458633PMC

Empathizing and systemizing profiles of Brazilian and Portuguese nursing undergraduates.

Nurs Ethics 2019 Apr 22:969733019833132. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Aim: To analyze the empathizing and systemizing profiles of Brazilian and Portuguese nursing undergraduates.

Background: Empathy is a fundamental skill for nursing practice and should be analyzed during the student's education.

Methods: Descriptive study with cross-sectional design. Read More

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April 2019
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Myeloid malignancies-related somatic mutations in aging individuals.

Mol Genet Genomic Med 2019 Apr 21:e683. Epub 2019 Apr 21.

Laboratório de Biologia Molecular, Centro de Transplante de Medula Óssea, Instituto Nacional de Câncer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

We search for the presence of somatic mutations in 12 genes related to MDS, MPN, and AML in a Brazilian cohort composed of 609 elderly individuals from a census-based sample. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mgg3.683DOI Listing

Do silicon and nitric oxide induce resistance to Mahanarva spectabilis (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) in forage grasses?

Pest Manag Sci 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, MG, Brazil.

Background: Great efforts have been made to identify grasses that are resistant to spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Cercopidae). However, the time required to develop and launch new cultivars is relatively long. The employment of resistance inducers is a current strategy that may be useful for the control of insect pests. Read More

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[Demographic Characteristics of Foreign Residents in Japan; Child Maltreatment and Language Problems in Child Protection Services].

Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi 2019 ;74(0)

School of Nursing and Rehabilitation, Konan Women's University.

In this study, we examined the changes in the demographic characteristics of foreign residents in Japan (FRJ) and the current status of FRJ from a global health perspective. We also considered child maltreatment that occurred in FRJ families and language problems in child welfare. Japan's official statistics in the end of 2017 indicated that there were more than 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1265/jjh.18032DOI Listing
January 2019

Identification of earlier predictors of pregnancy complications through wearable technologies in a Brazilian multicentre cohort: Maternal Actigraphy Exploratory Study I (MAES-I) study protocol.

BMJ Open 2019 Apr 20;9(4):e023101. Epub 2019 Apr 20.

Social Medicine, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirao Preto, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.

Introduction: Non-invasive tools capable of identifying predictors of maternal complications would be a step forward for improving maternal and perinatal health. There is an association between modification in physical activity (PA) and sleep-wake patterns and the occurrence of inflammatory, metabolic, pathological conditions related to chronic diseases. The actigraphy device is validated to estimate PA and sleep-wake patterns among pregnant women. Read More

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Superoxide dismutase in nanoarchaeosomes for targeted delivery to inflammatory macrophages.

Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 2019 Mar 28;179:479-487. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Nanomedicine Research & Development Center, Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Roque Saenz Peña 352, Bernal, B1876BXD, Argentina. Electronic address:

Oxidative stress plays an essential role in the pathogenesis and progression of inflammatory bowel disease. Co-administration of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory drugs has shown clinical benefits. Due to its significant reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging ability, great interest has been focused on superoxide dismutase (SOD) for therapeutic use. Read More

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March 2019
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Acoustic Voice Quality Index and Acoustic Breathiness Index: Analysis With Different Speech Material in the Brazilian Portuguese.

J Voice 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Communication Disorders, UNIFESP - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; CEV, Centro de Estudos da Voz, São Paulo, Brazil.

Objective: To analyze the Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI) and the Acoustic Breathiness Index (ABI) concurrent validity and diagnostic accuracy with different speech materials.

Methods: Voices of 53 subjects (40 dysphonic; 13 vocally health) were recorded: vowel /a/ + counting numbers 1-20 (42 syllables) + reading text (138 syllables). Numbers and text were edited in order to achieve 3 seconds of voiced segments, such as the vowel /a/ (average of 18. Read More

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Understanding consumers' dynamic sensory perception for bacon smoked with different Brazilian woods.

Meat Sci 2019 Apr 8;154:46-53. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Universidade de São Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", Departamento de Agroindústria, Alimentos e Nutrição, Av. Pádua Dias 11, 13418-900 Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

The aim of the present study was to obtain the dynamic sensory profile of smoked bacon using Temporal Dominance of Sensations (TDS). Eight samples were studied considering different smoking process: six samples were submitted to conventional smoking using different woods from reforestation and two samples were manufactured with liquid smoke. Seventy-eight regular bacon consumers evaluated the samples using the TDS methodology. Read More

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April 2019
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Gene expression, genotoxicity, and physiological responses in an Amazonian fish, Colossoma macropomum (CUVIER 1818), exposed to Roundup® and subsequent acute hypoxia.

Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Laboratory of Ecophysiology and Molecular Evolution (LEEM), Brazilian National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA), 69067-375, André Araújo Avenue, 2936, Petrópolis, Manaus, AM, Brazil.

Roundup® (RD) is a glyphosate-based herbicide used to control weeds in agriculture, and fishponds. In the Amazon, hypoxia is a natural phenomenon in flooded areas. Beyond the challenge of hypoxia, fish need to cope with the use of pesticides as RD that increases in the aquatic environment through the leaching of agricultural areas, and in aquaculture fish tanks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2019.04.010DOI Listing
April 2019
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Cytokine production in allergic and Trichuris trichiura-infected children from an urban region of the Brazilian northeast.

Parasitol Int 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Immunology Section, Keizo Asami Immunopathology Laboratory (LIKA), Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil; Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. Electronic address:

The relationship between the cellular immune response during Trichuris trichiura infection and asthma has not yet been established. In this study, the cytokines interleukin (IL)-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, TNF-α, IFN-γ and IL-17A were evaluated in asthmatic children harboring T. trichiura. Read More

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Wheezing independently predicts viral infection in children with community-acquired pneumonia.

Pediatr Pulmonol 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Department of Pediatrics, Federal University of Bahia School of Medicine, Salvador, Brazil.

Aim: To assess whether there was a difference in the frequency of symptoms and signs among children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) with viral or bacterial infection.

Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted in Salvador, Brazil. Children less than 5-years-old hospitalized with CAP were recruited. Read More

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April 2019
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training for US Service Members and Veterans with Symptoms of PTSD.

Mil Med 2019 Apr 20. Epub 2019 Apr 20.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612.

Introduction: The United States has been actively involved in major armed conflicts over the last 15 years. As a result, a significant proportion of active duty service personnel and returning veterans have endured combat, putting them at risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a disabling disorder that may occur after exposure to a traumatic event. Current therapies often require long-term, time-intensive and costly commitment from the patient and have variable degrees of success. Read More

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April 2019
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Feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for primary care professionals in Brazilian national health system.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 11;35:8-17. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Endereço: Campus Reitor João David Ferreira Lima, Rua Delfino Conti, s/n, Bloco H, Brasil. Electronic address:

Background And Purpose: In the last decades, an increasing body of scientific studies has shown mindfulness-based interventions as efficacious for reducing stress, including among primary care professionals. Despite the strength of the evidence, mindfulness-based interventions still are not widely adopted as a clinical practice in national health systems. The aim of the present study was to conduct a feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for primary care professionals in Brazilian national health system. Read More

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Positive association between facial and vocal femininity/masculinity in women but not in men.

Behav Processes 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Experimental Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Multicomponent stimuli improve information reception. In women, perceived facial and vocal femininity-masculinity (FM) are concordant; however, mixed results are found for men. Some feminine and masculine traits are related to sex hormone action and can indicate reproductive qualities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2019.04.010DOI Listing
April 2019
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Development of a risk score for earlier diagnosis of chronic kidney disease in children.

PLoS One 2019 19;14(4):e0215100. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Nephrology Division, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Objective: To develop a clinical score for the early identification of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children and adolescents. The early diagnosis of CKD in childhood allows the adoption of measures to slow the progression of the disease, thereby reducing morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, the diagnosis is often made too late for proper patient management. Read More

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April 2019
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An overview of the genetic basis of Epidermolysis Bullosa in Brazil: discovery of novel and recurrent disease-causing variants.

Clin Genet 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Postgraduate Program in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Department of Genetics, Biosciences Institute, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a genodermatosis that encompasses a group of clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorders classified in four major types: EB simplex (EBS), junctional EB (JEB), dystrophic EB (DEB) and Kindler syndrome. Our aim was to characterize recurrent and novel mutations associated to EB in a sample of Brazilian patients. Eighty-seven patients (25 EBS, 4 JEB and 58 DEB) were studied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cge.13555DOI Listing

Impact of Number of Positive Lymph Nodes and Lymph Node Ratio on Survival of Women with Node-Positive Breast Cancer.

Eur J Breast Health 2019 Apr 1;15(2):76-84. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Clinical Research, Research Center, Instituto Nacional de Câncer (INCA), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the association of axillary lymph node ratio (LNR) and number of positive lymph nodes (pN) with the risk of breast cancer recurrence and death.

Materials And Methods: A retrospective cohort study of node-positive stage II and III breast cancer patients diagnosed and treated between 2008 and 2009 at the Brazilian National Cancer Institute (INCA), Brazil. Overall and disease-free survival curves for number of positive lymph nodes (pN) and lymph node ratio (LNR) risk groups were constructed using the Kaplan-Meier method and compared by the log-rank test. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/ejbh.2019.4414DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6456272PMC

Congenital Transmission of After Experimental Reinfection With Brazilian Typical Strains in Chronically Infected Sheep.

Front Vet Sci 2019 2;6:93. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (FMVZ), University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

is a cause of congenital diseases, miscarriages and stillbirths in production animals. In Brazil, non-archetypal genotypes of the parasite may be related to severe disease. Experimental infection with was studied in sheep to analyse congenital transmission-related parameters in reinfections with different Brazilian parasite strains. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00093DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454189PMC

Structural and Functional Characterization of the Type Three Secretion System (T3SS) Needle of .

Front Microbiol 2019 29;10:573. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CEA, CNRS, Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS), Grenoble, France.

The type three secretion system (T3SS) is a macromolecular protein nano-syringe used by different bacterial pathogens to inject effectors into host cells. The extracellular part of the syringe is a needle-like filament formed by the polymerization of a 9-kDa protein whose structure and proper localization on the bacterial surface are key determinants for efficient toxin injection. Here, we combined , , and approaches to characterize the T3SS needle and its major component PscF. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6455054PMC
March 2019
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Multimodal Analysis of Missense Variants Improves Interpretation of Clinically Relevant Variants in Dravet Syndrome.

Front Neurol 2019 28;10:289. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, The Brazilian Institute of Neuroscience and Neurotecnology, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil.

We aimed to improve the classification of missense variants in patients with Dravet syndrome (DS) by combining and modifying the current variants classification criteria to minimize inconclusive test results. We established a score classification workflow based on evidence of pathogenicity to adapt the classification of DS-related missense variants. In addition, we compiled the variants reported in the literature and our cohort and assessed the proposed pathogenic classification criteria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2019.00289DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6455056PMC

Surveys in the Chrysanthemum Production Areas of Brazil and Colombia Reveal That Weeds Are Potential Reservoirs of Chrysanthemum Stunt Viroid.

Viruses 2019 Apr 17;11(4). Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Lab. Fitovirologia e Fisiopatologia, Centro de Pesquisa de Sanidade Vegetal, Instituto Biológico, São Paulo, SP 04014-002, Brazil.

The stunting disease, incited by chrysanthemum stunt viroid (CSVd), has become a serious problem in chrysanthemum production areas worldwide. Here we identified 46 weed species from chrysanthemum fields in two producing regions of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. The mechanical inoculation of these weeds with a Brazilian CSVd isolate revealed that this viroid was able to infect 17 of these species, in addition to chrysanthemum, tomato and potato. Read More

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Experimental Vertical Transmission of Chikungunya Virus by Brazilian and Florida Populations.

Viruses 2019 Apr 17;11(4). Epub 2019 Apr 17.

University of Florida, IFAS, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Vero Beach, FL 32962, USA.

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a vector-borne alphavirus transmitted by the bites of mosquitoes, specifically infected, female mosquitoes of the invasive species. In nature, CHIKV can be maintained by vertical transmission, a phenomenon that relates to the transfer of CHIKV from the infected parent to their offspring within the ovary or during oviposition. In the present study, we conducted laboratory experiments to determine vertical transmission with populations from Brazil and Florida. Read More

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April 2019
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The historical development of pharmacopoeias and the inclusion of exotic herbal drugs with a focus on Europe and Brazil.

J Ethnopharmacol 2019 Apr 15:111891. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Via Ospedale 72, 09124, Cagliari, Italy. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: In spite of the rich bio-cultural diversity found in the Neotropics relatively few herbal drugs native to South-America are included in the global pharmacopoeia.

Material And Methods: In the attempt to historically explain the inclusion of herbal drugs into official pharmacopoeias we consider the disparate epidemiology and cultural evolution of the New and the Old World. We then trace the development of pharmacopoeias and review forces that worked towards and against the synchronization of pharmacopoeias and highlight the role of early chemical and pharmacological studies in Europe. Read More

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What we know about management and organisation of primary dental care in Brazil.

PLoS One 2019 18;14(4):e0215429. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

This cross-sectional study evaluated the management and organisation of primary dental care in Brazil. For this purpose, data from the National Program for Improving Access and Quality of Primary Care (PMAQ-AB) were used. Dentists from 18,114 Oral Health Teams (OHTs) answered a structured questionnaire in 2014. Read More

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Actions developed by the Brazilian Physiological Society to promote women's participation in science.

Adv Physiol Educ 2019 Jun;43(2):199-206

Instituto do Coração, University of São Paulo , São Paulo , Brazil.

Here we described two activities related to Women in Science: one main conference and one symposium, both developed during the Annual Congress of the Brazilian Physiological Society, which were held within the XXXIII Annual Meeting of the Federation of Brazilian Experimental Biology Societies, from September 3-6, 2018, in Campos do Jordão (SP/Brazil). This conference and the symposium were among the most popular activities of the congress. This is important because the activities addressed important issues, including the fact that only 29% of the worlds' researchers are women, and women have difficulty progressing in a scientific career. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/advan.00216.2018DOI Listing

Pedagogical training profile of basic health sciences faculty in biomedical and related fields at Brazilian public and private higher education institutions.

Adv Physiol Educ 2019 Jun;43(2):180-190

Graduate Program in Biological Sciences: Physiology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul , Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul , Brazil.

Historically, Brazilian higher education teachers' pedagogical training has not been a concern. Even today, a graduate degree is the main requirement to be a faculty member. However, a set of competencies is necessary to teach: pedagogical competency, political competency, and knowledge of specific content. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/advan.00211.2018DOI Listing

Detection of enzootic nasal tumor virus (ENTV) in a sheep flock in southern Brazil.

Trop Anim Health Prod 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary School, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Enzootic nasal tumor (ENT) is a contagious neoplasm associated with enzootic nasal tumor virus (ENTV), which may induce disease in sheep (ENTV-1) and goats (ENTV-2). This study aimed to describe the occurrence of ENT in two Texel sheep (Ovis aries) from a 75-sheep flock, located in the city of Gravataí, southern Brazil. Animals used to be purchased from different origins, and no specific tests for disease monitoring or quarantine procedure were performed. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11250-019-01897-z
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April 2019
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Potent antiviral activity of carbohydrate-specific algal and leguminous lectins from the Brazilian biodiversity.

Medchemcomm 2019 Mar 14;10(3):390-398. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Rega Institute for Medical Research , Department of Microbiology and Immunology , KU Leuven , 3000 Leuven , Belgium . Email:

Brazil has one of the largest biodiversities in the world. The search for new natural products extracted from the Brazilian flora may lead to the discovery of novel drugs with potential to treat infectious and other diseases. Here, we have investigated 9 lectins extracted and purified from the Northeastern Brazilian flora, from both leguminous species: (ConBr), (ConM), (DLasiL) and (DSclerL), and algae (AML), (BSL), (HML), (MEL) and (SfL). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8md00508gDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6430086PMC
March 2019
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Effect of Brazilian green propolis on microorganism contaminants of surface of Gorgonzola-type cheese.

J Food Sci Technol 2019 Apr 11;56(4):1978-1987. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

1Departament of Food Science, Federal University of Lavras, Campus Universitário, 3037, Lavras, MG 37200-000 Brazil.

Blue cheeses are susceptible to yeast and bacterial growth on their surface, which causes spoilage during ripening process and the formation of slime. The dairy industry frequently control the proliferation of undesirable microorganisms with natamycin and high salt concentration. The green propolis is a complex of substances that presents antimicrobial properties with great potential as preservative in the food industry. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13197-019-03664-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6443765PMC

BZ043, a novel long-acting amylin analog, reduces gastric emptying, food intake, glycemia and insulin requirement in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

Peptides 2019 Apr 14. Epub 2019 Apr 14.

National Institute of Science and Technology for Structural Biology and Bioimaging (INBEB-INCT), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 21941-590, Brazil. Electronic address:

Amylin analogs are important adjunctive drugs in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. However, a dual therapy with insulin involves inconvenient multiple injections. Here we describe a novel n-terminal PEGylated human amylin analog - BZ043 - and its potential to improve the control of glycemia using lower doses of insulin. Read More

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Expanding Knowledge of the Host Range of and Host Plant Preference of MEAM1.

Plant Dis 2019 Apr 17:PDIS11181941RE. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

2 United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Salinas, CA, U.S.A.

The crinivirus (ToCV) is often found infecting tomato crops in Brazil, with variable incidence, but associated with prevalence of its primary vector, MEAM1. ToCV control is difficult because there are no resistant commercial tomato varieties or hybrids available and chemical spray for control of the whitefly vector has not been effective. The present study evaluated the partial host range of a Brazilian isolate of ToCV and the preference of MEAM1 for oviposition on those species identified as susceptible to the virus. Read More

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April 2019
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Human collectin-11 (COLEC11) and its synergic genetic interaction with MASP2 are associated with the pathophysiology of Chagas Disease.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 Apr 17;13(4):e0007324. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Laboratory of Molecular Immunopathology, Department of Clinical Pathology, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.

Chagas Disease (CD) is an anthropozoonosis caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. With complex pathophysiology and variable clinical presentation, CD outcome can be influenced by parasite persistence and the host immune response. Complement activation is one of the primary defense mechanisms against pathogens, which can be initiated via pathogen recognition by pattern recognition molecules (PRMs). Read More

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April 2019
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