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Food Chem ; 302: 125370, 2020 Jan 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31442699

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Four Arabica coffees (Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Guatemala) yield highly variant odours, attesting to the complexities of coffee aroma that command advanced analytical tools. In this study, their volatiles were extracted using solvent-assisted flavour evaporation (SAFE) and headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME). Due to matrix complexity, some trace odourants were detected in SAFE extracts by aroma extract dilution analysis (AEDA) but remained difficult to quantify by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). This prompted the application of low energy electron ionisation (EI) coupled with GC-quadrupole time-of-flight (GC-QTOF). Optimal low EI GC-QTOF parameters (EI energy: 15 eV, acquisition rate: 3 Hz) were applied to achieve improved molecular ion signal intensity and reproducibility (relative standard deviation < 10%) across five compounds, which resulted in good linearity (R2 ≥ 0.999) and lowered detection levels (e.g. 0.025 ±â€¯0.005 ng/mL for 4-hydroxy-5-methyl-3(2H)-furanone). Therefore, this method potentially improves the measurement of trace odourants in complex matrices by increasing specificity and sensitivity.


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Café/química , Análise de Alimentos/métodos , Odorantes/análise , Compostos Orgânicos Voláteis/análise , Adulto , Brasil , Coffea/química , Colômbia , Etiópia , Feminino , Análise de Alimentos/estatística & dados numéricos , Cromatografia Gasosa-Espectrometria de Massas/métodos , Guatemala , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Olfatometria/métodos , Extratos Vegetais/química , Análise de Componente Principal , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Microextração em Fase Sólida/métodos , Paladar , Compostos Orgânicos Voláteis/isolamento & purificação
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Food Chem ; 302: 125348, 2020 Jan 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31442704

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Tropomyosin (TM) is the main allergen of shrimp. Glycation reportedly reduced the allergenicity of TM, and the allergenicity reduction was heavily dependent upon the sources of saccharides. In this work we investigated, how glycation of tropomyosin by functional oligosaccharides affected the allergenicity. Compared to TM, the TM glycated by galacto-oligosaccharide (TM-GOS), mannan-oligosaccharide (TM-MOS) and maltopentaose (TM-MPS) had lower allergenicity and induced weaker mouse allergy responses. While the TM glycated by fructo-oligosaccharide (TM-FOS) had stronger allergenicity and induced severe mouse allergy symptoms, due to the generation of neoallergns that belonged to advanced glycation end products (e.g. CML). Therefore, GOS, MOS and MPS could be applied to desensitize shrimp TM-induced food allergy through glycation, while FOS was not suitable to reduce TM allergenicity. Glycation of TM by GOS, MOS and MPS, especially for MPS, significantly reduced allergenicity and alleviated allergy symptoms, which could be potentially explored for immunotherapy for shrimp-allergic patients.


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Hipersensibilidade Alimentar/imunologia , Produtos Finais de Glicação Avançada/metabolismo , Palaemonidae/imunologia , Proteínas de Frutos do Mar/metabolismo , Tropomiosina/metabolismo , Adulto , Alérgenos/imunologia , Alérgenos/metabolismo , Animais , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Hipersensibilidade Alimentar/sangue , Glicosilação , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Oligossacarídeos/imunologia , Oligossacarídeos/metabolismo , Proteínas de Frutos do Mar/química , Proteínas de Frutos do Mar/imunologia , Tropomiosina/química , Tropomiosina/imunologia
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Acta Neurochir Suppl ; 127: 179-183, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31407082

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From 2013 to 2017, at the Burdenko Institute of Neurosurgery, intra-arterial verapamil for treatment of cerebral vasospasm following intracranial hemorrhage after aneurysm rupture was administered to 35 patients (total 75 procedures). The age is from 8 to 77 years. All ruptured aneurysms were treated: in 26 cases with open approach-clipping-and in 9 cases with endovascular occlusion. The procedure was carried out from 0 to 11 days after the operation. Severity of spasm was assessed by angiography and TCDU. Efficacy of the administration was assessed by TCDU 1 h after the procedure and by clinical evaluation of the patient's condition. The dose of verapamil was 15-50 mg (on average 40 mg) per procedure/per carotid pool and depended on the data of TCDU and clinical and radiological picture. The procedure was performed repeatedly (1-5 times) according to the indications and depending on the patient's condition, with an interval of 24 h. The procedure was effective as a preventive measure for care of patients in the initial stage of cerebral ischemia and was ineffective with a formed focus of ischemia. Endovascular administration of verapamil for treatment of cerebral vasospasm is a safe technique which positively affects the overall recovery of such patients.


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Aneurisma Roto , Hemorragia Subaracnóidea , Vasodilatadores , Vasoespasmo Intracraniano , Verapamil , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Criança , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Hemorragia Subaracnóidea/tratamento farmacológico , Hemorragia Subaracnóidea/prevenção & controle , Resultado do Tratamento , Vasodilatadores/uso terapêutico , Vasoespasmo Intracraniano/tratamento farmacológico , Verapamil/uso terapêutico , Adulto Jovem
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Food Chem ; 302: 125326, 2020 Jan 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31416003

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Ruminant meat is considered an excellent source of proteins, dietary fatty acids and essential minerals. Grilling is a popular cooking method; however, the high temperatures employ could modify the grilled meat quality and safety. In this study, the effects of novel beer-based marinades infused with herbs and spices on the quality, safety, and sensory perception of grilled beef and moose meat is examined. Unmarinated meat showed high content of volatile lipid oxidation and Maillard reaction products compared to the marinated samples, which contained higher number and abundance of terpenes and sulfur based compounds. Strong relationships between Maillard products and heterocyclic amines formation, as well as between volatile terpenes and the lipophilic antioxidant activity, were observed in the grilled meats. The findings suggest the unfiltered beer-based marinades were effective in reducing lipid oxidation and Maillard reaction compounds formation, while improving the nutritional quality, safety and sensory preference of grilled ruminant meats.


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Cerveja , Culinária/métodos , Carne , Ruminantes , Adolescente , Adulto , Aminas/análise , Aminas/química , Animais , Bovinos , Qualidade dos Alimentos , Cromatografia Gasosa-Espectrometria de Massas , Compostos Heterocíclicos/análise , Temperatura Alta , Humanos , Reação de Maillard , Carne/análise , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Nutritivo , Carne Vermelha , Especiarias , Paladar , Compostos Orgânicos Voláteis/análise
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Gene ; 722: 144057, 2020 Jan 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31430519

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OBJECTIVE: Fork head domain-containing transcription factor family (FOX), is comprised of >20 members. Members of FOX family have been implicated in a wide range of physiological and/or diseased conditions. Many of FOX members have been shown to be involved in tumorigenesis and progression. The potential roles in carcinogenesis of FOXN4, a member as one of the vast FOX family, remains relatively unknown. METHOD: Here, we explored the potential involvement of FOXN4 in breast cancer. RESULTS: First, observed that a higher FOXN4 was identified in the normal adjacent breast tissue as compared to that in the breast cancer samples; an increased FOXN4 level was associated with a better prognosis in patients with breast cancer. In addition, ectopically expression of FOXN4 led to the decreased cell proliferation, reduced colony formation and metastatic abilities (EMT, migration and invasion) in breast cancer cell lines. Furthermore, we showed the direct interaction between FOXN4 and TP53 and FOXN4 binding led to the increased activity of TP53. Silencing FOXN4 led to reduced TP53 and increased expression of Dll4, Notch and survivin, providing a link between FOXN4 and Notch signaling. Finally, we used patient-derived xenograft mouse model to demonstrate the tumor inhibitory effects of Notch-inhibitor, PF-3084014. We found that PF-3084014 treatment led to a significantly smaller tumor burden and higher survival ratio in patient-derived xenograft mice as compared to the vehicle. This tumor suppressive effect was accompanied by the increased expression of TP53, FOXN4 and decreased Dll4 and Notch. CONCLUSION: Collectively, our data strongly suggested the tumor suppressive roles of FOXN4 in breast tumorigenesis via the activation of TP53 while suppressing Notch signaling. Future studies are warranted to explore the clinical application of PF-3084104 (Notch inhibitor) for the treatment of breast cancer patients.


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Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/metabolismo , Adulto , Animais , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Carcinogênese , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Feminino , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/genética , Humanos , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/metabolismo , Neoplasias Mamárias Experimentais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Mamárias Experimentais/genética , Neoplasias Mamárias Experimentais/metabolismo , Camundongos , Metástase Neoplásica , Prognóstico , Receptores Notch/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Notch/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Tetra-Hidronaftalenos/uso terapêutico , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Valina/análogos & derivados , Valina/uso terapêutico
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Orthop Clin North Am ; 51(1): 109-120, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31739874

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Reconstruction of the flexible adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) is controversial, and numerous procedures are frequently used in combination, including flexor digitorum longus transfer, medializing calcaneal osteotomy (MCO), heel cord lengthening/gastrocnemius recession, lateral column lengthening (LCL), Cotton osteotomy or first tarsometatarsal fusion, and spring ligament reconstruction. This article summarizes recent studies demonstrating that patients have significant improvements after operative treatment of flexible AAFD. It reviews current literature on clinical and radiographic outcomes of the MCO, LCL, and Cotton osteotomies. The authors describe how this information can be used in surgical decision making in order to tailor operative treatment to an individual patient's deformity.


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Pé Chato/cirurgia , Pé/cirurgia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Reconstrutivos/métodos , Transferência Tendinosa/métodos , Adulto , Artrodese/métodos , Calcâneo/cirurgia , Terapia Combinada/métodos , Tomada de Decisões/ética , Feminino , Pé Chato/diagnóstico por imagem , Pé Chato/patologia , Pé/diagnóstico por imagem , Pé/patologia , Humanos , Ligamentos Articulares/cirurgia , Masculino , Osteotomia/métodos , Medidas de Resultados Relatados pelo Paciente , Radiografia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Gene ; 722: 144127, 2020 Jan 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31525397

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Complement factor H (CFH) serves as a major down-regulator in the complement system, often utilized by bacterial pathogens to evade complement attack. Yet, little is currently known about the genetic correlation of CFH polymorphisms with sepsis due to various microbial infections. A case-control method (488 septic patients and 527 healthy individuals) was carried out in this study to investigate the genetic relationship between CFH polymorphisms (rs3753394 C/T, rs1065489 G/T and rs1061170 C/T) and susceptibility to sepsis caused by bacterial infections in Chinese Han populations. Our findings indicated that the frequency of rs3753394 CT/TT genotype in the septic patients with P. aeruginosa was significantly higher than that in the control individuals (P = 0.033, OR = 2.668, 95%CI = 1.072-6.334). The rs3753394 T allele frequency in the P. aeruginosa-infected patients was significantly increased, compared to that in the healthy controls (P = 0.014, OR = 1.68, 95%CI = 1.118-2.538). Moreover, these significant differences of rs3753394 genotype and allele frequencies remained after multiple testing corrections [P (corr.) = 0.033 for genotype; P (corr.) = 0.033 for allele]. The current study highlighted the significance of CFH polymorphism rs3753394 as a potential biomarker for targeting P. aeruginosa infection in critically ill patients.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença , Infecções por Pseudomonas/genética , Pseudomonas aeruginosa , Sepse/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , China/etnologia , Fator H do Complemento/genética , Frequência do Gene , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infecções por Pseudomonas/diagnóstico , Infecções por Pseudomonas/etnologia , Sepse/diagnóstico , Sepse/etnologia , Sepse/microbiologia
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Dent Clin North Am ; 64(1): 105-119, 2020 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31735221

RESUMO

Odontogenic cysts are epithelial-lined pathologic cavities and surrounded by fibrous connective tissue that originate from odontogenic tissues that occur in tooth-bearing regions of maxilla and mandible. Cystic conditions of the jaw cause bony destruction and may cause resorption or displacement of adjacent teeth. Odontogenic cysts have developmental or inflammatory origins. More cases have been published in the adult age group than the pediatric population. Periapical cyst and dentigerous cysts are frequently reported conditions in dental practice. Histopathologic examination remains the gold standard investigation. Odontogenic cysts are managed with enucleation or marsupialization procedures. Early recognition and referral to oral surgery minimize the extent of jaw bone destruction.


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Cárie Dentária , Cisto Dentígero , Cistos Odontogênicos , Adulto , Criança , Humanos , Mandíbula , Maxila
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Einstein (Sao Paulo) ; 18: eAO4739, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31553355

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OBJECTIVE: To use magnetic resonance imaging to assess the prevalence of foot and ankle ligament injuries and fractures associated with ankle sprain and not diagnosed by x-ray. METHODS: We included 180 consecutive patients with a history of ankle sprain, assessed at a primary care service in a 12-month period. Magnetic resonance imaging findings were recorded and described. RESULTS: Approximately 92% of patients had some type of injury shown on the magnetic resonance imaging. We found 379 ligament injuries, 9 osteochondral injuries, 19 tendinous injuries and 51 fractures. Only 14 magnetic resonance imaging tests (7.8%) did not show any sort of injury. We observed a positive relation between injuries of the lateral complex, syndesmosis and medial ligaments. However, there was a negative correlation between ankle ligament injuries and midfoot injuries. CONCLUSION: There was a high rate of injuries secondary to ankle sprains. We found correlation between lateral ligament injuries and syndesmosis and deltoid injuries. We did not observe a relation between deltoid and syndesmosis injuries or between lateral ligamentous and subtalar injuries. Similarly, no relation was found between ankle and midfoot injuries.


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Traumatismos do Tornozelo/epidemiologia , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Traumatismos do Tornozelo/diagnóstico por imagem , Brasil/epidemiologia , Cartilagem Articular/lesões , Criança , Feminino , Humanos , Ligamentos Laterais do Tornozelo/lesões , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Adulto Jovem
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Gene ; 724: 144153, 2020 Jan 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31610221

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As heroin and morphine produce reactive oxygen species and down-regulate several genes involved in cellular detoxification and DNA repair pathways, neurons experience DNA damage. Xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group C (XPC, OMIM: 613208) gene, which is expressed in the brain, is one of the central genes in the nucleotide excision repair pathway. Three common XPC polymorphisms (Lys939Gln, Ala499Val and PAT) are associated with reduced DNA repair capacity. In this study, the relationship between these polymorphisms and the risk of heroin dependency (HD), as well as, age of first use (AFU) for illegal drugs was investigated on 795 healthy individuals and 442 heroin dependent patients. Statistical analyses indicated that there was no significant association between the XPC polymorphisms and the risk of HD. The haplotypic frequencies of the polymorphisms showed significant difference between HD patients and healthy controls (χ2 = 16.38, df = 6, P = 0.012). Analysis indicated that the "Ala + Gln" haplotype increased the HD risk more than the "Ala + Lys" haplotype (OR = 4.21, 95% CI = 1.29-13.7, P = 0.017). In Cox proportional model, there was significant association between AFU and the Ala499Val polymorphism (Hazard ratio = 1.53, 95% CI: 1.02-2.92, P = 0.036). To investigate the effect of the linkage between the polymorphic sites, we compared the AFU among two common diplotypes ("Ala - Lys/Ala - Lys" and "Val - Lys/Val - Lys"). Statistical analysis indicated that AFU was significantly lower in "Val - Lys/Val - Lys" diplotype (t = 2.63, df = 49, P = 0.011). The present findings suggest that the XPC is a candidate polymorphic locus for AFU.


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Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Dependência de Heroína/genética , Polimorfismo Genético , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Haplótipos , Humanos , Irã (Geográfico) , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único
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Gene ; 724: 144156, 2020 Jan 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31626960

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Cadmium is a common environmental and occupational pollutant and can produce toxic effects in a range of organs, especially in kidneys, after long-term exposure. MicroRNAs are ideal candidate biomarkers for various types of disorders, including renal diseases. In this study, we profiled the global miRNA expressions in rat kidneys using miRNA microarrays and found a collection of differentially expressed miRNAs induced by cadmium exposure. Among all of the candidate miRNAs, we identified miR-122-5p and miR-326-3p as early biomarkers for cadmium-induced nephrotoxicity. The two-miRNA signature was validated by quantitative real-time PCR in HK-2 and NRK-52E cells, rat kidney, serum and urine samples, and serum of an occupational population. Our results indicate that miR-122-5p and miR-326-3p may be potential biomarkers for cadmium exposure.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Biomarcadores Ambientais/genética , Exposição Ambiental/análise , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , MicroRNAs/análise , Adulto , Animais , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Feminino , Humanos , Rim/metabolismo , Masculino , MicroRNAs/sangue , Exposição Ocupacional/análise , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Transcriptoma
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Toxicol Lett ; 318: 92-98, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31678399

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Sulfur mustard (SM) is a vesicant chemical warfare agent. Recent studies reported alleged use of SM by non-state actors in Syria and Iraq. It has been shown that SM induced immunological and hematological complications. The aim of this study was to determine acute toxic effects of SM exposure on hematological parameters. Blood samples from a group of Syrian exposed to SM in 2016 were taken daily during the follow-up of the patients in intensive care unit. Initial leukocytosis was observed in all patients (100%) on the first 48 h after exposure. Following leukocytosis, isolated lymphopenia was observed in all patients (100%) between 2nd and 4th days. A decrease in hemoglobin level was noted in five patients (62.5%) between 4th and 5th days. Thrombocytopenia was observed in 75% of patients between 4th and 6th days for mild cases and between 9th and 11th days for severe cases. Three patients (37.5%) developed distinct leucopenia/neutropenia on 11th and 12th days. It was observed that human exposure to high dose of SM has direct toxic effect on hematological cells and bone marrow. New strategies on treatment of SM-induced myelosuppression could reduce the effects of hematological complications and could increase the survival rate in these patients.


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Medula Óssea/efeitos dos fármacos , Terrorismo Químico , Substâncias para a Guerra Química/envenenamento , Leucocitose/induzido quimicamente , Leucopenia/induzido quimicamente , Linfopenia/induzido quimicamente , Gás de Mostarda/envenenamento , Trombocitopenia/induzido quimicamente , Adolescente , Adulto , Biomarcadores/sangue , Medula Óssea/patologia , Feminino , Hemoglobinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Leucocitose/sangue , Leucocitose/patologia , Leucopenia/sangue , Leucopenia/patologia , Linfopenia/sangue , Linfopenia/patologia , Masculino , Síria , Trombocitopenia/sangue , Trombocitopenia/patologia , Adulto Jovem
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Med Clin North Am ; 104(1): 145-155, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31757232

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Food allergy presents in all ages and has a significant impact on an individual's quality of life. Some of the food allergies that start in childhood remain into adulthood and new-onset allergies can occur at any point of life. Health care providers caring for adult patients should be aware of various food allergy presentations and syndromes. In this article, the authors cover recent literature on food allergies in adults and discuss the epidemiology of adult food allergy as well as common clinical scenarios and presentations of various types of food allergies.


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Hipersensibilidade Alimentar , Adulto , Gerenciamento Clínico , Hipersensibilidade Alimentar/epidemiologia , Hipersensibilidade Alimentar/patologia , Humanos
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Med Clin North Am ; 104(1): 157-176, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31757234

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Atopic dermatitis (AD) was once thought to be a benign childhood disease that remitted with increasing age. However, recent studies have transformed the understanding of AD, particularly in adult patients. AD is common in adults and can lead to substantial disability by negatively affecting sleep, mental health, and quality of life. There seem to be different genetic, immunologic, and epidemiologic risk factors for AD in adults than in children. This article examines the pathophysiology, epidemiology, heterogeneous clinical presentation, burden, diagnosis, and treatment of adult AD.


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Dermatite Atópica , Adulto , Efeitos Psicossociais da Doença , Humanos , Fatores de Risco
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Gene ; 722: 144098, 2020 Jan 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31494241

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This study evaluated the possible association between SNPs in cytokines coding genes, namely IL10, IL6 and IFNG, cytokines serum levels and clinical assessment' scores in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA). SNPs genotyping was performed in 126 RA patients and 177 healthy individuals with Taqman probes specific for IL10 -1082 (T>C, rs1800896);INFG -1616 (A>G, rs2069705) and IL6 -174 (G>C, rs1800795) variants,positioned in regulatory regions. Cytokine Bead Array (CBA) was used to measure cytokine levels. We found association between INFG -1616 G allele(p = 0.0210; OR = 1.605) and INFG -1616 GG genotype (p = 0.0268; OR =2.609) and RA susceptibility. We also observed association between IL10 -1082 TT genotype and high clinical disease activity index (CDAI) values (p = 0.026; OR = 1.906; 95% CI = 1.082 - 3.359), IL10 -1082 CC genotype and low CDAI values (p = 0.016; OR = 0.256) and INFG -1616 AA and high CDAI values (p = 0.025; OR = 2.919). IL10 -1082 CC also exhibited the lowest IL-10 levels than IL10 -1082 TT (p = 0.020) and IL10 -1082 TC (p = 0.032). Finally, we verified higher IL-6 value in the RA patients than healthy control group (p = 0.007) and an association between high IL-6 levels and increased CDAI (r = 0.4648, p = 0.0015); DAS 28 (r = 0.3933, p= 0.0091), presence of bone erosions (r = 0.3170, p = 0.0361), ESR levels(r = 0.3041, p = 0.0448) and IFN-γ levels (r = 0.3049, p = 0.0468).Altogether, we suggest that IL10 -1082 (T>C, rs1800896) and INFG -1616(A>G, rs2069705) polymorphisms as well as IL-6 levels alterations may play a role for prognostic and disease follow-up.


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Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Interferon gama/genética , Interleucina-10/genética , Interleucina-6/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Adulto , Artrite Reumatoide/sangue , Artrite Reumatoide/diagnóstico , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Genótipo , Humanos , Interferon gama/sangue , Interleucina-10/sangue , Interleucina-6/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Med Clin North Am ; 104(1): 95-108, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31757240

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Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide and approximately 7.5% of adults in the United States. Asthma is characterized by inflammation of the airways, variable airflow obstruction, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. The diagnosis of asthma is a clinical one with the history and physical examination being significant, but objective measures, such as pulmonary function testing, can be used to aid in the diagnosis. There are multiple associated comorbidities with asthma, including rhinitis, sinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and depression. There is often an allergic component of asthma, and patient education is vital.


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Asma/epidemiologia , Adulto , Asma/diagnóstico , Depressão/epidemiologia , Refluxo Gastroesofágico/epidemiologia , Humanos , Testes de Função Respiratória , Rinite/epidemiologia , Sinusite/epidemiologia , Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono/epidemiologia , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Gene ; 723: 144120, 2020 Jan 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31589964

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PURPOSE: Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is a vitamin K-dependent, γ-carboxylated protein that was initially found to be a physiological inhibitor of ectopic calcifications affecting mainly cartilage and the vascular system. Mutations in the MGP gene were found to be responsible for a human pathology, the Keutel syndrome, characterized by abnormal calcifications in cartilage, lungs, brain and vascular system. MGP was recently implicated in tumorigenic processes such as angiogenesis and shown to be abnormally regulated in several tumors, including cervical, ovarian, urogenital and breast. This fact has triggered our interest in analyzing the expression of MGP and of its regulator, the transcription factor runt related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2), in colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: MGP and RUNX2 expression were analyzed in cancer and non-tumor biopsies samples from 33 CRC patients and 9 healthy controls by RT-qPCR. Consequently, statistical analyses were performed to evaluate the clinical-pathological significance of MGP and RUNX2 in CRC. MGP protein was also detected by immunohistochemical analysis. RESULTS: Showed an overall overexpression of MGP in the tumor mucosa of patients at mRNA level when compared to adjacent normal mucosa and healthy control tissues. In addition, analysis of the expression of RUNX2 mRNA demonstrated an overexpression in CRC tissue samples and a positive correlation with MGP expression (Pearson correlation coefficient 0.636; p ≤ 0.01) in tumor mucosa. However correlations between MGP gene expression and clinical-pathological characteristics, such as gender, age and pathology classification did not provide relevant information that may shed light towards the differences of MGP expression observed between normal and malignant tissue. CONCLUSIONS: We were able to associate the high levels of MGP mRNA expression with a worse prognosis and survival rate lower than five years. These results contributed to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying MGP deregulation in cancer.


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Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Subunidade alfa 1 de Fator de Ligação ao Core/genética , Proteínas da Matriz Extracelular/genética , Proteínas da Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Análise de Sobrevida
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Belo Horizonte; s.n; 20192803. 59 p. ilus, tab.
Tese em Português | Coleciona SUS | ID: biblio-1016793

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Introdução: As avaliações usando tecnologia estão presentes nas escolas em vários países, e seu uso se popularizou nas últimas duas décadas, sendo utilizadas no exame para licença médica nos Estados Unidos desde 1999. O potencial que as avaliações aprimoradas por tecnologia trazem para o mundo acadêmico foi o que motivou a realização deste estudo, e o conhecimento advindo de uma conferência específica sobre essas tecnologias trouxe o incentivo para persistir nessa linha de pesquisa. Método: Este estudo tem por objetivo comparar o estresse, a satisfação e o desempenho dos acadêmicos durante o primeiro semestre de 2018, ao realizarem provas escritas convencionais e provas no computador na disciplina de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia do curso de Medicina da Universidade José do Rosário Vellano, campus Alfenas. Foram avaliadas as turmas do décimo segundo período e sétimo período, totalizando uma amostra de 135 alunos. Tratou-se de um estudo experimental randomizado em que os alunos foram divididos em dois grupos para as avaliações e foram-lhes aplicados questionários pré-definidos e presenciais. Antes da prova, foram entregues aos alunos perguntas específicas para avaliar o estresse envolvido em sua realização. Ao término da prova, foram aplicadas as questões que avaliaram a satisfação com o tipo de prova realizada. Foram ainda registradas as notas obtidas nos dois tipos de avaliação. Cada aluno fez uma avaliação escrita convencional e uma avaliação via computador. Resultados: Os acadêmicos avaliados demonstraram maior estresse e menor satisfação com a prova no computador, comparando-a com a prova escrita convencional. O tipo de prova não esteve associado ao desempenho acadêmico. Conclusão: A falta de familiaridade e treinamento com a metodologia, antes da aplicação das avaliações, causou aumento no estresse nos acadêmicos envolvidos no presente estudo, o que interferiu na satisfação, ao fazer a prova usando tecnologia, embora não tenha havido diferença nos escores de desempenho. As informações coletadas serão utilizadas para reestruturação do formato dos testes oferecidos no departamento de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia da UNIFENAS, campus Alfenas, com o intuito de aprimorar a avaliação teórica que se realiza na Universidade.


Introduction: Evaluations using technology are present in schools in several countries and have become popular in the last two decades and have been used in the United States medical license examination since 1999. The potential that improved technology assessments bring to the academic world motivated the carrying out of this study, and the knowledge from a specific conference on these technologies brought the incentive to persist in this research line. Method: This study aims to compare the stress, satisfaction and performance of academics during the first semester of 2018, when conducting conventional written tests and computer tests in the course of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the medical program of the University of José do Rosário Vellano, Alfenas campus, a total sample of 135 students. It was a randomized experimental study in which the students were divided for the evaluations and pre-defined and class-based questionnaires were applied. Prior to the test, specific questions were given to students to assess the stress involved in their achievement. At the end of the test, the questions were answered to evaluate the satisfaction with the type of the test they took. Each student did a conventional written assessment and a computer assessment. Results: The evaluated students showed greater stress and less satisfaction with the computer-based test compared to the conventional written test, although there was no statistical difference in performance when comparing both. Conclusion: Lack of familiarity and training with the methodology prior to test application resulted an increase in students' stress in the present study, which interfered in the satisfaction with the test using technology, even though there was no difference in the performance scores. The collected information will be used to restructure the format of the tests offered in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of UNIFENAS, Campus Alfenas, in order to improve the theoretical evaluation performed at the University.


Assuntos
Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Adulto , Adulto Jovem , Educação Médica , Estudantes de Medicina , Computadores , Avaliação Educacional , Desempenho Acadêmico
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