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Elevated arsenic exposure and efficient arsenic metabolism in indigenous women around Lake Poopó, Bolivia.

Sci Total Environ 2018 Dec 2;657:179-186. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Hydrosciences Montpellier, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, CNRS, University of Montpellier, France.

Elevated concentrations of inorganic arsenic, one of the most potent environmental toxicants and carcinogens, have been detected in well water around Lake Poopó, Bolivia. This study aimed to assess human exposure to arsenic in villages around Lake Poopó, and also to elucidate whether the metabolism and detoxification of arsenic in this population is as efficient as previously indicated in other Andean areas. We recruited 201 women from 10 villages around Lake Poopó. Read More

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December 2018

Hla in colombia wayu from guajira peninsula amerindians: pacific ocean relationships.

Hum Immunol 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Departmentof Medicina, Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia.

Wayu Amerindians live around Guajira Peninsula shared by Colombia and Venezuela. Wayu from Colombia South have been studied for their HLA profile and these data put in context with both genetic and cultural relatedness to Pacific Islanders. HLA-A*24 and HLA-B*35 (most likely HLA-A*24:02 and HLA-B*35:05) and HLA-DRB1*04:03 and HLA-DQB1*03:02 are shared both by Wayu and other Amerindians and Pacific Islanders in specific high frequency. Read More

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December 2018
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Correlation of focal adhesion kinase expression with nodal metastasis in patients with head and neck cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Service of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain.

Background: Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and cortactin overexpression is frequently detected in a variety of cancers, and has been associated with poor clinical outcome. However, there are no data in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC).

Objective: To investigate the relationship of FAK and cortactin expression with the clinicopathologic features and the impact on the prognosis of cSCC patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Genetic variation of FTO: rs1421085 T>C, rs8057044 G>A, rs9939609 T>A, and copy number (CNV) in Mexican Mayan school-aged children with obesity/overweight and with normal weight.

Am J Hum Biol 2018 Dec 10:e23192. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Programa Integral de Atención a la Obesidad, Secretaria de Educación del Gobierno del Estado de Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.

Objectives: Genetic variation of the fat mass and obesity associated gene (FTO) has been identified as a risk factor for obesity and obesity traits. Distribution of FTO single nutleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs1421085T>C, rs9939609T>A, rs8057044G>A and copy number variation (CNV) was evaluated in association with childhood obesity or overweight status in children with Mayan ethnicity.

Methods: We included 318 school-aged children with obesity or overweight status (body mass index [BMI]: >85th percentile) and 303 children with normal weight (BMI: 15th-85th percentile). Read More

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December 2018

HIV Disease Progression: Overexpression of the Ectoenzyme CD38 as a Contributory Factor?

Bioessays 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Laboratory of Integrative Immunology, National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER), Calzada de Tlalpan 4502, 14080 Mexico City, Mexico.

Despite abundant evidence associating CD38 overexpression and CD4 T cell depletion in HIV infection, no causal relation has been investigated. To address this issue, a series of mechanisms are proposed, supported by evidence from different fields, by which CD38 overexpression can facilitate CD4 T cell depletion in HIV infection. According to this model, increased catalytic activity of CD38 may reduce CD4 T cells' cytoplasmic nicotin-amide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), leading to a chronic Warburg effect. Read More

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December 2018
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Characterization of the atypical Ppz/Hal3 phosphatase system from the pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans.

Mol Microbiol 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Departament de Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular and Institut de Biotecnologia i Biomedicina, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain.

Ppz Ser/Thr protein phosphatases (PPases) are found only in fungi and have been proposed as potential antifungal targets. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae Ppz1 (ScPpz1) is involved in regulation of monovalent cation homeostasis. ScPpz1 is inhibited by two regulatory proteins, Hal3 and Vhs3, which have moonlighting properties, contributing to the formation of an unusual heterotrimeric PPC decarboxylase (PPCDC) complex crucial for CoA biosynthesis. Read More

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December 2018
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Development of a high performance liquid chromatography method with fluorescence detection for the routine quantification of tamoxifen, endoxifen, and 4-hydroxytamoxifen in plasma from breast cancer patients.

Biomed Chromatogr 2018 Dec 9:e4462. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Unidad de Investigación Médica Yucatan, Unidad Médica de Alta Especialidad, Centro Médico Ignacio García Téllez, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

To date, several methods for quantification of tamoxifen and its metabolites have been developed, most of which employ liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). These methods are highly sensitive and reproducible, but are also time-consuming and require expensive equipment; one of its main disadvantages is matrix ionization effects. A more viable option, particularly in developing countries, is high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with UV or fluorescence detection (FLD). Read More

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December 2018

Attentional Patterns to Emotional Faces Versus Scenes in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

J Autism Dev Disord 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Faculty of Psychology, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

Previous research has shown attentional biases in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) when processing distressing information. This study examined these attentional patterns as a function of the type of stimulus (scenes and faces) and the stimulus valence (happy, sad, threatening, neutral) using a within-subject design. A dot-probe was applied to ASD (n = 24) and typically developing (TD) children (n = 24). Read More

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December 2018
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Mortality of women with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a population-based study from the Girona province, Spain (1994-2013).

Clin Transl Oncol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Epidemiology Unit and Girona Cancer Registry, Oncology Coordination Plan, Department of Health, Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Carrer del Sol, 15, 17004, Girona, Spain.

Purpose: We aim to comprehensively describe the incidence and mortality trends of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in the Girona province, Spain (1994-2013) and to estimate the all-cause mortality excess risk of diagnosed women.

Methods: Age-standardized rates of DCIS were estimated between 1994 and 2013. Standard mortality ratios (SMR) and absolute excess mortality were calculated overall and by tumor and patient characteristics. Read More

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December 2018

Mitochondrial Neuroglobin Is Necessary for Protection Induced by Conditioned Medium from Human Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Astrocytic Cells Subjected to Scratch and Metabolic Injury.

Mol Neurobiol 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Departamento de Nutrición y Bioquímica, Facultad de Ciencias, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia.

Astrocytes are specialized cells capable of regulating inflammatory responses in neurodegenerative diseases or traumatic brain injury. In addition to playing an important role in neuroinflammation, these cells regulate essential functions for the preservation of brain tissue. Therefore, the search for therapeutic alternatives to preserve these cells and maintain their functions contributes in some way to counteract the progress of the injury and maintain neuronal survival in various brain pathologies. Read More

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December 2018

Pulmonary hypertension in Spanish patients with systemic sclerosis. Data from the RESCLE registry.

Clin Rheumatol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Autoimmune Diseases Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.

Introduction: Our objective was to evaluate the pulmonary hypertension (PH) data for Spanish patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), define the PH types and determine the associated factors.

Method: Descriptive study of PH-related data from the multicentre RESCLE registry. Estimated systolic pulmonary artery pressure (esPAP), measured via echocardiogram was considered elevated if ≥ 35 mmHg. Read More

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December 2018

Multimodal imaging of the tumor microenvironment and biological responses to immune therapy.

Biomed Microdevices 2018 Dec 3;20(4). Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

Beyond heterogeneous cancer cells, the tumor microenvironment includes stromal and immune cells, blood vessels, extracellular matrix and biologically active molecules. Abnormal signaling, uncontrolled proliferation and high interstitial pressure all contribute to a chaotic, non-hierarchical vascular organization. Using an immune competent 4T1 breast adenocarcinoma murine model, this study fully characterizes the architecture and immunocyte milieu of the tumor microenvironment. Read More

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December 2018
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PhenoMeNal: Processing and analysis of Metabolomics data in the Cloud.

Gigascience 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Cheminformatics and Computational Metabolomics, Institute for Analytical Chemistry, Lessingstr. 8, 07743 Jena, Germany.

Background: Metabolomics is the comprehensive study of a multitude of small molecules to gain insight into an organism's metabolism. The research field is dynamic and expanding with applications across biomedical, biotechnological and many other applied biological domains. Its computationally-intensive nature has driven requirements for open data formats, data repositories and data analysis tools. Read More

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December 2018
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Spatial and Temporal Variation of the Blowflies Community (Diptera: Calliphoridae) From an Urban Area in Northern South America.

J Med Entomol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias Forenses y Salud-GICFS, Tecnológico de Antioquia-Institución Universitaria, Medellín, Colombia.

Blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) are necrophagous flies with ecological, medical, veterinary, and forensic importance. These flies carry pathogens that they spread to animals and humans, and produce myiasis. Furthermore, they are useful tools in forensic science as indicators of postmortem intervals, and in biomedicine they are successfully used in larval therapy. Read More

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December 2018

Sucralose decreases insulin sensitivity in healthy subjects: a randomized controlled trial.

Am J Clin Nutr 2018 Sep;108(3):485-491

Departamento de Endocrinología y Metabolismo, and.

Background: Recently, the absence of metabolic effects from nonnutritive sweeteners has been questioned.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of sucralose consumption on glucose metabolism variables.

Design: We performed a randomized controlled trial involving healthy subjects without comorbidities and with a low habitual consumption of nonnutritive sweeteners (n = 33/group). Read More

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September 2018

Body mass index is negatively associated with telomere length: a collaborative cross-sectional meta-analysis of 87 observational studies.

Am J Clin Nutr 2018 Sep;108(3):453-475

Departments of Complex Genetics.

Background: Even before the onset of age-related diseases, obesity might be a contributing factor to the cumulative burden of oxidative stress and chronic inflammation throughout the life course. Obesity may therefore contribute to accelerated shortening of telomeres. Consequently, obese persons are more likely to have shorter telomeres, but the association between body mass index (BMI) and leukocyte telomere length (TL) might differ across the life span and between ethnicities and sexes. Read More

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September 2018

The impact of the tax on sweetened beverages: a systematic review.

Am J Clin Nutr 2018 Sep;108(3):548-563

Department of Public Health, History of Science and Gynecology, Miguel Hernández University, Spain.

Background: Obesity has a serious impact on public health. Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are implicated in the obesity epidemic. Regulation has been suggested as one approach to limit consumption. Read More

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September 2018

Breast Cancer Risk After Recent Childbirth: A Pooled Analysis of 15 Prospective Studies.

Ann Intern Med 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Durham, North Carolina (C.R.W., D.P.S.).

Background: Parity is widely recognized as protective for breast cancer, but breast cancer risk may be increased shortly after childbirth. Whether this risk varies with breastfeeding, family history of breast cancer, or specific tumor subtype has rarely been evaluated.

Objective: To characterize breast cancer risk in relation to recent childbirth. Read More

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December 2018

Cognitive Performance in Episodic Cluster Headache.

Pain Med 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Neurology Department, University Clinical Hospital Lozano Blesa, Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud, Grupo de Estudio de Trastornos del Movimiento y Cefaleas (GIIS070), Zaragoza, Spain; Neurology Department, University Clinical Hospital Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza, Spain.

Background. : Cluster headache is one of the most disabling of all headache conditions. Although some studies have investigated the psychological profile of patients with cluster headache, research on its impact on cognitive function in patients with episodic cluster headache outside the cluster bout is scant. Read More

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December 2018

Cross-Species Immune Recognition Between Plasmodium vivax Duffy Binding Protein Antibodies and the Plasmodium falciparum Surface Antigen VAR2CSA.

J Infect Dis 2019 Jan;219(1):110-120

School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Background: In pregnancy, Plasmodium falciparum parasites express the surface antigen VAR2CSA, which mediates adherence of red blood cells to chondroitin sulfate A (CSA) in the placenta. VAR2CSA antibodies are generally acquired during infection in pregnancy and are associated with protection from placental malaria. We observed previously that men and children in Colombia also had antibodies to VAR2CSA, but the origin of these antibodies was unknown. Read More

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January 2019

[First report in Chile of a clinical isolate of Escherichia coli resistant to colistin harbouring the mcr-1 gene].

Rev Chilena Infectol 2018 Aug;35(4):453-454

Departamento de Laboratorios Clínicos, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile.

Recently it was described the plasmidial gene mcr-1 associated with colistin resistance. We screened by PCR and sequencing for gene mcr-1 in thirteen clinical isolates resistant to colistin. We observed amplification in one E. Read More

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[Anual Report Epidemiology of gonorrohea (CIE 10: A54)].

Karen Cáceres

Rev Chilena Infectol 2018 Aug;35(4):403-412

Departamento de Epidemiología, División de Planificación Sanitaria, Ministerio de Salud de Chile, Chile.

Gonorrhea is produced by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is capable of infecting different types of mucous membranes depending on sexual practices. It is located preferably in the man's urethra and in the woman's cervix, also in the rectum and pharynx. Its main form of transmission is through unprotected sex and, occasionally, through the birth canal in newborns. Read More

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[Factors related to oral candidiasis in HIV children and adolescents, species characterization and antifungal susceptibility].

Rev Chilena Infectol 2018 Aug;35(4):377-385

División de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación, Facultad de Odontología, UNAM, México.

Background: Factors associated with candidiasis and colonization in HIV-positive children and adolescents in developing countries are not well understood.

Aim: To identify the factors associated with oral Candida colonization and candidiasis in institutionalized HIV-positive children and adolescents in Tijuana, México, as well as the response of the isolates to antifungals.

Materials And Methods: Sample of the oral mucosa of 30 HIV positive children and adolescents were obtained to isolate and identify Candida species by culture and metabolic profile. Read More

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[Outbreak of fungemias by Sarocladium kiliense in eight public hospitals per intrinsic contamination of ondansetron intravenous].

Rev Chilena Infectol 2018 Aug;35(4):363-370

Subdepartamento de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile, Chile.

Sarocladium kiliense is a saprophyte fungus that can cause opportunistic infections associated to invasive procedures. We report a multi-hospital nosocomial outbreak of fungemias due to this agent. Patients with positive blood culture to this agent were studied after six bloodstream infections identified in three Chilean hospitals in July 2013 were reported to Ministry of Health National Infection and Prevention Control Program. Read More

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[Temporal trend of hospital discharges due to infectious diseases in Chile, 2004-2014].

Rev Chilena Infectol 2018 Aug;35(4):358-362

Escuela de Salud Pública, Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile.

Background: Infectious diseases are important causes of burden of illness and mortality.

Aim: To describe the temporal trends of hospital discharges due to infectious in Chile from 2004 to 2014.

Methods: Descriptive study. Read More

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[Syphilis epidemiological report. Chile, 2016].

Rev Chilena Infectol 2018 ;35(3):284-296

División de Planificación Sanitaria, Ministerio de Salud de Chile, Chile.

Syphilis is produced by Treponema pallidum, which is acquired mainly through sexual contact and transplacental, but can also be acquired by transfusion of contaminated human blood and direct accidental inoculation. The natural history of the infection is characterized by three symptomatic clinical stages: primary, secondary and tertiary syphilis; these last two are preceded by asymptomatic or latent stages of the disease: early latent syphilis and late latent syphilis. This report presents the epidemiological situation of syphilis in Chile up to 2016, using as a method the descriptive analysis of cases that entered surveillance. Read More

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January 2018

[Persons living with HIV/AIDS: ethnic and sociocultural differences in Chile].

Rev Chilena Infectol 2018 ;35(3):276-282

Fundación Arriarán, Hospital San Borja Arriarán, Temuco, Chile.

Background: The association between ethnicity and HIV/AIDS is an emerging and unexplored issue in Chile.

Aim: To determine the profile of patients with HIV/AIDS by ethnicity and socioeconomic factors associated with diagnostic-therapeutic opportunity in the Araucania and Metropolitan regions.

Methods: Cross-sectional study with 558 patients from two centers of HIV/AIDS in Chile. Read More

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January 2018
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[Facing the global health challenges].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Jul;146(7):942-943

Escuela de Salud Pública "Dr. Salvador Allende G.", Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Chile.

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[Directed acyclic graphs in statistical modelling of epidemiological studies].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Jul;146(7):907-913

Programa de Salud Ambiental, Escuela de Salud Pública, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Background: Confusion in observational epidemiological studies distorts the relationship between exposure and event. "Step by step" regression models, diverts the decision to a statistical algorithm with little causal basis. Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs), qualitatively and visually assess the confusion. Read More

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[Translational medicine and innovation in health: mechanisms and perspectives].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Jul;146(7):890-898

Departamento de Biología Marina, Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile.

Many new discoveries in Life Sciences cannot be translated into products, services or new applications to improve human health. Translational medicine, defined as "from bench to bedside", refers to the transfer of results or new knowledge achieved in the laboratory into health innovation. We aim to review the state of art of translational medicine, its relationship with innovation processes and the different perspectives to consider. Read More

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[Extrapyramidal adverse reactions to metoclopramide. A pharmacovigilance survey].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Jul;146(7):876-884

Servicio de Farmacia, Hospital La Ligua, La Ligua, Chile.

Background: In 2013 the Chilean regulatory sanitary agency issued a warning concerning dose adjustment and use restriction to avoid severe adverse effects of metoclopramide such tardive dyskinesia.

Aim: To study dyskinesia type adverse effects in a population using metoclopramide.

Material And Methods: A cross sectional observational study was conducted among patients pertaining to palliative care and diabetes mellitus programs and consuming 10 mg/day or more of metoclopramide. Read More

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[Clinical learning strategies among medical students].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Jul;146(7):854-861

Centro de Educación Médica, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Background: Throughout medical education, students are gradually incorporated into authentic clinical practice scenarios.

Aim: To describe the use of clinical learning strategies by Chilean students and compare them according to sex and year of training.

Material And Methods: The Clinical Learning Strategies Questionnaire (CEACLIN) was applied to 336 students from the 4th to 6th year of medicine at a Chilean university. Read More

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[Effect of metformin added to chemotherapy on the survival of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Jul;146(7):846-853

Laboratorio de Biología Molecular, Servicio de Hematología, Hospital General de México "Dr. Eduardo Liceaga", Ciudad de México, México.

Background: Metformin has antineoplastic and cancer protective effects in vitro, sensitizing leukemia cells to chemotherapeutic agents, inducing apoptosis and cell cycle arrest.

Aim: To assess the effect of metformin on the induction stage in patients with ALL and its impact on overall survival and relapse.

Material And Methods: We included 123 patients treated with metformin and without metformin. Read More

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[An equation to predict maximum oxygen consumption from the six-minute walk test in healthy young adults].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Jul;146(7):830-838

Instituto de Actividad Física y Salud, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Temuco, Chile.

Background: The six-minute walk test (SMWT) is an easy-to-use test that measures walking distance.

Aim: To elaborate an equation to estimate the maximum oxygen consumption (VO2 max) using the results of the SMWT.

Material And Methods: Forty men and 40 women aged 22. Read More

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[Interferon Lambda 4 RS12979860 C>T polymorphism is not associated with liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Jul;146(7):823-829

Sección de Gastroenterología, Departamento de Medicina, Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Background: Host genetic predispositions may be important determinants of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). The association between Interferon-L 4 (IFNL4) rs12979860 C>T polymorphism and risk of liver fibrosis in CHC is contradictory.

Aim: To evaluate the impact of IFNL4 rs12979860 polymorphism on the risk of fibrosis in patients with CHC. Read More

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[Comments to the article: Physical activity and profile of lifestyles promoting health in older Chilean adults].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Aug;146(8):950-951

Grupo de investigación en entrenamiento deportivo, laboratorio de ciencias de la actividad Física, el deporte y la salud, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile.

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[Rapid Weight Loss: the case of combat sports].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Aug;146(8):947-948

Laboratorio de Inmunología de la Reproducción, Facultad de Química y Biología, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

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[Teaching medical students about domestic violence and sexual abuse: teachers' perception of barriers and facilitators].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Aug;146(8):927-932

Departamento Medicina Familiar, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Background: Considering the frequency of sexual abuse and domestic violence (SA-DV) in the population, the likelihood of a medical student meeting patients with this problem is substantial. However, most students do not consider SA-DV in their differential diagnoses. Since 2014, this team has been working in strengthening undergraduate curriculum in SA-DV. Read More

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[Risk of cognitive impairment among older people with diabetes or family history of the disease].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Aug;146(8):872-881

BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Science, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Background: Although cardiovascular risk factors are associated with an impaired cognitive function, the impact of diabetes on cognitive function in Chilean adults is unknown.

Aim: To investigate the association of diabetes or family history of the disease with cognitive impairment in older adults.

Materials And Methods: Data from the 2009-2010 Chilean National Health Survey including 1,384 participants aged ≥ 60 years were included in this study. Read More

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[Mortality due to ischemic heart disease in Ecuador 2001- 2016. A time trend study].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Aug;146(8):850-856

Centro de Investigación en Salud Pública y Epidemiología Clínica (CISPEC), Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud Eugenio Espejo, Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial, Quito, Ecuador.

Background: Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide.

Aim: To analyze the evolution of mortality by IHD in Ecuador, from 2001 to 2016.

Material And Methods: Analysis of Ecuador death registries elaborated by the National Statistics and Census Institute. Read More

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[Levels of physical activity and excess body weight in university students].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Aug;146(8):840-849

BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Background: University students are considered a vulnerable group due to their adoption of unhealthy diets and lifestyles.

Aim: To determine the main risk factors associated with low level of physical activity and excess body weight in university students.

Material And Methods: This cross-sectional study included 358 university students from Talca, (53% female). Read More

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Comparison of complementary diagnostic tests in cerebrospinal fluid and serum for neurocysticercosis.

Heliyon 2018 Dec 1;4(12):e00991. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Instituto de Investigación en Salud Pública y Zoonosis, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador.

The role of immunologic tests in the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis (NC) is controversial and few studies have made comparisons among them. The objective of this study was to compare immunological tests in both serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for the diagnosis of NC. We conducted a case-control study in Cuenca, Ecuador, enrolling patients with NC (N = 24) and matching them with other neurosurgical patients (N = 18). Read More

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December 2018

Attrition in panel surveys in Mexico: The Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS).

Real Datos Espacio 2018 Jan-Apr;9(1):64-83

University of Texas Medical Branch.

Este trabajo analiza la atrición de la Encuesta Nacional sobre Salud y Envejecimiento en México entre el 2001 y el 2012, un proyecto longitudinal sobre adultos mayores. Para la tercera ronda de este operativo estadístico, la pérdida acumulada representó la tercera parte de la muestra inicial; la principal causa fue por fallecimiento, seguida por la no localización y el rechazo. Con modelos de regresión se examinan asociaciones de características económicas, de salud y sociodemográficas de los participantes en el 2001 con cada tipo de atrición en el 2003 y el 2012. Read More

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January 2019

Response Inhibition as a Function of Movement Complexity and Movement Type Selection.

Front Psychol 2018 26;9:2290. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Département de Psychologie Cognitive, Sciences Cognitives et Neuropsychologie, Institut de Psychologie, Laboratoire d'Étude des Mécanismes Cognitifs, Université Lyon 2, Lyon, France.

This study aims to determine whether response inhibition shows the same degree of effectiveness for two sources of motor complexity: (1) Movement complexity, which is measured through two actions with different motor requirements (simple lifting action vs. complex reaching action), and (2) Movement type selection, which is measured in movements performed separately (no active-movement type selection) vs. selectively (active-movement type selection). Read More

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November 2018

The canary (Passeriformes: Fringillidae) as a new host for in Mexico.

Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2018 Dec 22;7(3):445-449. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados en Salud Animal, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Toluca, Mexico.

(Cringoli and Quesada 1991) (Protozoa, Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae) is reported and described from captive canaries forma (Linnaeus 1758) in Mexico. The oöcysts are subspherical, 25.5 × 23. Read More

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December 2018

A multicentre study investigating parameters which influence direct bacterial identification from urine.

PLoS One 2018 11;13(12):e0207822. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hospital Clínic, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Rapid diagnosis is one of the best ways to improve patient management and prognosis as well as to combat the development of bacterial resistance. The aim of this study was to study parameters that impact the achievement of reliable identification using a combination of flow cytometry and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-ToF-MS).The study was carried out in nine hospitals in Spain and included 1,050 urine samples with bacterial counts of 5x106 bacteria/ml. Read More

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December 2018

[Cardiomegalia gigante].

Gac Med Mex 2018 ;154(6):727-728

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Hospital General Universitario de Albacete; Centro de Salud de Villanueva de la Jara. Castilla-La Mancha, España.

Eighty-year old woman with a medical history of arterial hypertension, rheumatic valvular heart disease with mitral and aortic valve replacement, chronic atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure dependent on domiciliary chronic oxygen for 17 daily hours. The reason for arrival to the hospital was a stroke of cardioembolic etiology. Read More

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January 2018

[Avances recientes en dermatología comunitaria 2016-2017. Teledermatología, un modelo de enseñanza y asistencia en atención primaria a la salud].

Gac Med Mex 2018 ;154(Supp 2):S36-S40

Presidente de Dermatología Comunitaria México, Subdirección de Enseñanza e Investigación. México.

Introduction: Community dermatology (CD) is integrated by dermatologists, epidemiologists and interested people. It has 27 years of experience at the Guerrero State. Due to unsafety issues, the teaching and medical attention model had to be changed from presential to virtual trough telemedicine. Read More

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January 2018