Trypanosoma cruzi seroprevalence among solid organ donors in Ceará State, Brazil

CONCLUSIONS: There was a high prevalence of CD and other coinfections among potential solid organ donors in Ceará, and statistical tests have shown that these individuals are at increased ri sk of stroke when compared to potential non-reactive donors. This work highlights the importance of screening DC infection in potential donors.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: Antiviral ResearchAuthor(s): Wanyu Dong, Wenting Xie, Yunbo Liu, Baokun Sui, Hao Zhang, Liran Liu, Yubei Tan, Xiaohan Tong, Zhen F. Fu, Ping Yin, Liurong Fang, Guiqing PengAbstractEmerging coronaviruses (CoVs) primarily cause severe gastroenteric or respiratory diseases in humans and animals, and no approved therapeutics are currently available. Here, A9, a receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (RTKI) of the tyrphostin class, is identified as a robust inhibitor of transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) infection in cell-based assays. Moreover, A9 exhibited potent ...
Source: Antiviral Therapy - Category: Virology Source Type: research
Canadian Journal of Zoology, e-First Articles. Recognizing conspecific individuals from other members of the community is important for many interactive behaviors, especially those involved in mate selection. We investigated whether male courtship behavior is triggered by chemical cues left by females on the substrate using the sedentary litter-dwelling scorpion Tityus pusillus Pocock, 1893, which is a small and common species distributed throughout the northeast Atlantic Forest in Brazil. In experiments using 50 pairs, we tested whether males recognize females by detecting sex-specific chemicals on the substrate. All male...
Source: Canadian Journal of Zoology - Category: Zoology Authors: Source Type: research
s N Abstract Hypertension is the first modifiable vascular risk factor accounting for 10.4 million deaths worldwide; it is strongly and independently associated with the risk of stroke and is related to worse prognosis. In addition, hypertension seems to be a key player in the implementation of vascular cognitive impairment. Long-term hypertension, complicated or not by the occurrence of ischemic stroke, is often reviewed on its vascular side, and parenchymal consequences are put aside. Here, we sought to review the impact of isolated hypertension or hypertension associated to stroke on brain atrophy, neuron conne...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
Abstract The transplantation of neural stem cells (NSCs) has become an emerging treatment for neural degeneration. A key factor in such treatments is to manipulate NSC behaviors such as proliferation and differentiation, resulting in the eventual regulation of NSC fate. Novel bionanomaterials have shown usefulness in guiding the proliferation and differentiation of NSCs due to the materials' unique morphological and topological properties. Among the nanomaterials, graphene has drawn increasing attention for neural regeneration applications based on the material's excellent physicochemical properties, surface modif...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
Florida had 51 hepatitis A cases reported last week, bringing the total number of cases this year to 3,079, as of Saturday. Duval County had the largest number of newly reported cases last week with six, followed by Citrus County with four, according to a News Service of Florida analysis of weekly data from the Florida Department of Health. Pasco, Pinellas and Volusia counties, meanwhile, continue to lead the state in the overall numbers of reported hepatitis A infections with 407,377 and 276 cases,…
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A highly engineered anti-CD20 antibody, obinutuzumab, enhances renal responses in lupus nephritis compared with standard immunotherapy and is well tolerated. A Phase 3 study is planned for 2020.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news
Feasibility of Uninterrupted Direct Oral Anticoagulants with Temporary Switching to Dabigatran ("Dabigatran Bridge") for Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Int Heart J. 2019 Nov 15;: Authors: Aoyama D, Miyazaki S, Hasegawa K, Kaseno K, Ishikawa E, Mukai M, Miyahara K, Aiki T, Matsui A, Yamaguchi J, Shiomi Y, Tama N, Ikeda H, Fukuoka Y, Morishita T, Ishida K, Uzui H, Tada H Abstract Uninterrupted anticoagulation therapy during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation minimizes the risk of periprocedural thromboembolic events. Although the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) has rapidly d...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
Authors: Fan Q, Tao R, Zhang H, Xie H, Xi R, Wang F, Xu Y, Zhang R, Yan X, Gu G Abstract Inflammatory factors have specific value in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Our previous studies have identified the prognostic value of interleukin (IL)-34 during chronic heart failure. However, the potential impact of IL-34 on AMI remains unknown.Serum IL-34 was measured in 287 AMI patients, and they were followed up for the composite endpoint, including cardiovascular death, heart failure hospitalization, recurrent nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), and nonfatal stroke.IL-34 levels were significantly associated with the...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
In conclusion, about one-third of the patients with AF did not regularly see a doctor in a medical institution and most of them had a CHADS2 score of more than one point in a Japanese rural area. Educating the public about the risks of AF is required. PMID: 31735770 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe MRM performed well. Mapping functions are available to map the SBI to the HUI-3 Utility Index.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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