Limb girdle muscular dystrophies
Limb-Girdle Dystrophy 2B (LGMD2B) is an autosomal recessive muscle disease caused by mutations in the DYSF gene. Phenotype variability is often observed among patients. Here we report a large Brazilian family with six LGMD2B affected siblings born from first-degree cousins which was first ascertained in our center 25 years ago. They presented with a remarkable clinical variability, with the onset of symptoms ranging from 12 years of age and severe phenotype in one of them to 40 years old and mild muscle weakness in the older sister. (Source: Neuromuscular Disorders)
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - September 28, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: L. Souza, J. Gurgel-Giannetti, G. Sampaio, J. Wang, M. Scliar, M. Zatz, M. Vainzof Source Type: research

Milnesium (Tardigrada: Apochela) in Japan: The First Confirmed Record of Milnesium tardigradum s.s. and Description of Milnesium pacificum sp. nov.
In this study, we found two species, Milnesium pacificum sp. nov. and Milnesium tardigradum Doyère, 1840, from three southern islands and two cold regions in Japan, respectively. Milnesium pacificum sp. nov., having dorsal sculpturing, exhibits an early positive change in claw configuration. On the other hand, M. tardigradum s.s. from Japan has an early negative claw configuration change, as has been reported in a recent study on the neotype population of this species. We performed DNA barcoding for both species, which indicated that M. pacificum sp. nov. has a close affinity with an undescribed Milnesium species co...
Source: Zoological Science - September 27, 2020 Category: Zoology Authors: Sugiura K, Minato H, Matsumoto M, Suzuki AC Tags: Zoolog Sci Source Type: research

Ocular Disease in Mice Inoculated with Pork Heart Samples Infected with Toxoplasma gondii.
Conclusion: Our findings have shown that pork eat from southern Brazil may contain live T. gondii that could be associated with toxoplasmosis. PMID: 32976068 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation)
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - September 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research

Molecular epidemiology of Candida tropicalis isolated from urogenital tract infections
In this study, the antifungal susceptibility test and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) analysis were carried out onC. tropicalis from central China. Among 64 urogenital isolates, 45 diploid sequence types (DST) were found, of which 20 DSTs (44.4%) were new to the central database. The goeBURST analysis showed that CC1 (clonal complex) was the only azole ‐resistant (100%, 10/10) cluster in Wuhan, which was composed of DST546, DST225, DST376, and DST506, and most of the strains (90%, 9/10) were isolated from the urinary tract. Potential nosocomial infections were mainly caused by CC1 strains. The azole resistance rat...
Source: MicrobiologyOpen - September 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Qianyu Wang, Congrong Li, Dongling Tang, Kewen Tang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Residual periodontal ligament in extracted teeth – is it associated with indication for extraction?
ConclusionThis study suggests that strictly based on RPL, a large number of teeth extracted on periodontal indications conceivably could be maintained. (Source: International Dental Journal)
Source: International Dental Journal - September 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Juliana Maier, Camila Silveira Sfreddo, Ana Paula Pereira Reiniger, Karla Zanini Kantorski, Ulf ME Wikesj ö, Carlos Heitor Cunha Moreira Tags: SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH REPORT Source Type: research

Pathology of Free-Ranging and Captive Brazilian Anteaters
Publication date: October 2020Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology, Volume 180Author(s): Alexandre Arenales, Chris H Gardiner, Flavia R Miranda, Kateanne S Dutra, Ayisa R Oliveira, Juliana PS Mol, Maria EL Texeira da Costa, Herlandes P Tinoco, Carlyle M Coelho, Rodrigo OS Silva, Hudson A Pinto, Estevam GL Hoppe, Karin Werther, Renato Lima Santos (Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology)
Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology - September 26, 2020 Category: Pathology Source Type: research

Effect of septoplasty on left ventricular myocardial performance in patients with nasal septum deviation
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Hakan Kaya, Ercan Kurt, Mehtap Koparal, Hakan Tibilli, Yusuf Hosoglu, Safiye Kafadar, Arif Suner, Serdar Türkmen (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - September 26, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Occupational exposure evaluation of Brazil university community to the volatile organic compounds
Publication date: 30 November 2020Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Volume 191Author(s): Tereza Cristina de Deus Honório, Jerônimo Raimundo de Oliveira Neto, Flávia Neri Meira Oliveira, Vania Cristina Rodriguez Salazar, Alessandro de Carvalho Cruz, Luiz Carlos da Cunha (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis - September 26, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Identifying mood disorders and health-related quality of life of individuals submitted to mandatory military service.
Authors: de Lira CAB, Morais NS, Assis Menezes V, Santos Andrade M, Vancini RL, Braz AG, Malysz T Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of mood disorders in Brazilian soldiers. METHODS: A total of 353 soldiers answered the following questionnaires: the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), the Profile of Mood States (POMS), the medical outcomes study SF-36 questionnaire, the Baecke questionnaire to assess the level of habitual physical activity (HPA) and the socioeconomic (SE) status questionnaire. Participants were classified according to their desire to pursue a mil...
Source: Acta Neuropsychiatrica - September 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Acta Neuropsychiatr Source Type: research

Antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals in Latin America and the Caribbean: a scoping review.
Conclusions: Published hospital AMS initiatives have increased over time and have expanded across LAC. However, more programs need to be developed. Complete reporting of SPO elements is imperative to evaluating and replicating AMS actions. PMID: 32973908 [PubMed] (Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health)
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - September 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research

Breast Reconstruction and the Covid-19 Pandemic: Adapting Practice
We thank Dr Cavalcante and colleagues for their constructive comments in response to our viewpoint on breast reconstruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 We welcome discussion of this time-sensitive issue within the context of a different healthcare system which they base on an electronic survey of Brazilian surgeons over a two-month period. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - September 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Bruno Di Pace, John R. Benson, Charles M. Malata Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Cryptococcosis in HIV-AIDS Patients from Southern Brazil: still a major problem
Publication date: Available online 24 September 2020Source: Journal de Mycologie MédicaleAuthor(s): Lurdeti Bastos da Silva, Douglas Bock, Gabriel Baracy Klafke, Karine Ortiz Sanchotene, Rossana Patricia Basso, Jéssica Louise Benelli, Vanice Rodrigues Poester, Felipe Almeida da Silva, Luciana Trilles, Cecília Bittencourt Severo, David A. Stevens, Melissa Orzechowski Xavier (Source: Journal of Medical Mycology)
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - September 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: research

Connections and interlocations between self-image, self-esteem, active sexuality, and quality of life in ageing.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: to reflect on the connection between self-image, self-esteem, active sexuality, and quality of life in ageing; identify which measurement instruments in Brazilian and international literature interconnectively address the connections referred to in the general objective. METHOD: a theoretical-reflexive essay. RESULTS: the reflection was described in the guiding axes: Connections between self-image, self-esteem, active sexuality, and quality of life in ageing; Interlocutions and instruments for measuring the connection between sexuality and ageing. Instruments in Brazilian and internat...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - September 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Silva MRD, Rodrigues LR Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

Behaviors related to Quilombola women's health: a social representations study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To Identify Quilombola women's social representations about health care and to characterize practices performed by them. METHOD: a descriptive, qualitative study, applying the Social Representations Theory, conducted with 30 women from a Quilombola community in the Brazilian Amazon. Individual interviews and thematic content analysis were carried out. RESULTS: Health care practices are related to the home, people, families, and environment, indicating a Quilombola women's extended understanding about health care. In the first instance, natural resources derived from traditional knowle...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - September 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Silva IFSD, Rodrigues ILA, Nogueira LMV, Palmeira IP, Ferreira MA Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

Experience of pregnancy and maternity by adolescents/young people born infected with HIV.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: to understand the experience of pregnancy and motherhood by adolescents/young people who were born infected with HIV. METHOD: we carried out a qualitative study specialized in HIV service in Porto Alegre (RS/Brazil). Ten adolescents/young people were interviewed from June 2017 to March 2018. Thematic analysis was performed, using a vulnerability framework to reflect about unplanned pregnancy and its implications for care. RESULTS: four categories were highlighted: Discovery of the ongoing pregnancy: ambivalent feelings towards seropositivity; Breaking the news of the pregnancy to part...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - September 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Silva CBD, Motta MDGCD, Bellenzani R Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

Contexts of vulnerabilities experienced by adolescents: challenges to public policies.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: to understand the context of vulnerability experienced by adolescents from the perspective of health professionals from the Family Health Strategy. METHODS: a descriptive-exploratory qualitative study developed with 80 Family Health Strategy professionals in the Midwest region of Brazil. Data collection was developed from July to September 2018 through a focus group, and submitted to Thematic Analysis. RESULTS: it was understood that the vulnerability experienced by adolescents is not an exposure to something isolated, but is linked to risk and protection factors, socioeconomic and c...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - September 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Gasparetto ADS, Bonfim TA, Teston EF, Marcheti PM, Galera SAF, Giacon-Arruda BCC Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

The vulnerabilities of premature children: home and institutional contexts.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze situations in which premature children are vulnerable in home care, in the first six months after hospital discharge. METHOD: Qualitative study, from the perspective of philosophical hermeneutics, carried out in a Brazilian city on the border. In-depth interviews were conducted, with a data analysis considering the method of interpretation of meanings. 18 mothers of premature children discharged from a hospital unit participated. 25 home visits and 56 calls were made. RESULTS: The reports from the mothers express situations of vulnerability, concerns, needs for care, singul...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - September 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Silva RMMD, Zilly A, Toninato APC, Pancieri L, Furtado MCC, Mello DF Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

Telemonitoring of Brazilian Nursing homes before Coronavirus and COVID-19 Infections.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: to report the experience of telemonitoring Brazilian nursing homes before coronavirus and COVID-19 infections. METHODS: a descriptive experience report that occurred between March 18 and April 25, 2020 through telemonitoring nursing homes in Salvador, Bahia, following a script previously prepared for first contact and follow-up. The telemonitoring was carried out by professors from the School of Nursing of Universidade Federal da Bahia and Graduate Program students for four weeks. RESULTS: thirty-two institutions were followed for four weeks. Some facilities and difficulties appeared ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - September 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Menezes TMO, Freitas AVDS, Pedreira LC, Amaral JBD Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

Nursing recommendations for facing dissemination of COVID-19 in Brazilian Nursing Homes.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: to develop a protocol of recommendations for facing dissemination of COVID-19 in Brazilian Nursing Homes. METHOD: a study of experts' recommendations using a structured form applied through the Delphi Technique, obtaining 100% agreement among professionals after four rounds of analysis. The population comprised six nurses members of the Scientific Department of Gerontological Nursing of the Brazilian Association of Nursing (Associação Brasileira de Enfermagem). RESULTS: the protocol was structured in a nucleus of nursing interventions to face the spread of COVID-19 in Nu...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - September 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Santana RF, Silva MBD, Marcos DADSR, Rosa CDS, Wetzel Junior W, Delvalle R Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

New Coronavirus: (Re)thinking the care process in Primary Health and Nursing.
VAF Abstract OBJECTIVE: to reflect on the challenges and power of the nursing care process in Primary Health Care in the face of the New Coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brazilian scenario. METHOD: reflective study, based on the discursive formulation in the context of COVID-19 in Primary Health Care, based on theoretical foundations and practical effects of neoliberal policy, the care process, and Nursing. RESULTS: in Brazil, COVID-19, has caused the need for challenges for strengthening primary care in the face of neoliberal policy, but it presents the potential of dialogue with communities and the (re)c...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - September 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Nunciaroni AT, Cunha FTS, Vargas LA, Corrêa VAF Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

Clinical judgment and diagnostic reasoning of nursing students in clinical simulation.
CONCLUSIONS: the results show that skills to interpret patient data are associated with diagnostic reasoning skills. Teaching clinical judgment skills is necessary to develop the diagnostic reasoning of nursing students. PMID: 32965319 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - September 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Nunes JGP, Amendoeira JJP, Cruz DALMD, Lasater K, Morais SCRV, Carvalho EC Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

Association between trouble sleeping and oral conditions among schoolchildren
ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate the prevalence of self-reported trouble sleeping due to dental problems and its association with oral conditions in schoolchildren. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study carried out with a representative sample of 1,589 schoolchildren aged 8-10 years enrolled in public schools from Florian ópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Non-clinical data included a questionnaire about socioeconomic indicators answered by parents/guardians. Children were questioned about whether they had trouble sleeping due to dental problems and about previous history of toothache. Clinical oral examinations w...
Source: Revista Paulista de Pediatria - September 25, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Template for the laboratory’s report of 25-hydroxyvitamin D: recommendations form the Brazilian Society of Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine (SBPC/ML) and the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SBEM)
ABSTRACT The Brazilian Society of Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine (SBPC/ML) and the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SBEM) recommend a new template for laboratory reports of 25-hydroxyvitamin D: deficiency 100 ng/ml.RESUMEN La Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia Cl ínica/Medicina Laboratorial (SBPC/ML) y la Sociedade Brasileira de Endocrinologia e Metabologia (SBEM) sugieren un nuevo modelo de informe de laboratorio para 25-hidroxivitamina D: deficiencia 100 ng/ml.RESUMO A Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia Cl ínica/Medicina Laboratorial (SBPC/ML) e a Sociedade Brasileira de Endocrinolog...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial - September 25, 2020 Category: Pathology Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Maternal Death in Brazil: An Invisible Tragedy
(Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - September 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Improving the Management of High-Risk Pregnancies with the Use of the Robson Classification
Abstract Objective To analyze the rates of cesarean delivery longitudinally in a university hospital using the Robson classification. Methods Data related to births performed between 2014 and 2018 and recorded in the Maternal and Neonatal Health Information System (Sistema de Informa ções em Saúde Materna e Neonatal, SISMATER, in Portuguese) were analyzed using the Robson classification. As an aid, we used articles published in the last five years that approach the same topic in other Brazilian maternity hospitals; they were retrieved from the LILACS, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science and Cochran...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - September 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Preoperative Fasting Abbreviation and its Effects on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Incidence in Gynecological Surgery Patients
Conclusion The incidence of n ausea and vomiting was lower than in the literature, but it cannot be said that this is due to the abbreviation of fasting. It can provide greater comfort, with the possibility of PONV prevention in patients at risk for these episodes.Resumo Objetivo Investigar os efeitos da abrevia ção do jejum pré-operatório, por meio de solução enriquecida comcarboidrato e proteína, na incidência de náuseas e vômitos no pós-operatório (NVPO) em cirurgias ginecológicas, população naturalmente de risco para ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - September 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Sexual Activity for Women with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - A Cross-Sectional Study
Abstract Objective To examine women with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFDs) and identify factors associated with sexual activity (SA) status that impacts quality of life (QoL). Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study that includedwomen> 18 years old who presented with at least one PFD symptom (urinary incontinence [UI] and/or pelvic organ prolapse [POP]), in outpatient clinics specializing in urogynecology and PFD in Fortaleza, state of Cear á, Brazil, using a service evaluation form and QoL questionnaires. Results The analysis of 659 women with PFD included 286 SA (43.4%) women and 373 non-sexually active (NSA...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - September 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Identification of SARS-CoV-2 and additional respiratory pathogens cases under the investigation of COVID-19 initial phase in a Brazilian reference laboratory.
Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surveillance, in Brazil, initiated shortly after its description, in China. Our aim was to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and additional pathogens in samples from the initial phase of the outbreak in Brazil, from late February to late March. From 707 samples analysed, 29 (4.1%) were SARS-CoV-2 positive. Fever and cough were their most prevalent symptoms. Co-detection of rhinovirus was observed in 2 (6.9%) cases. Additional pathogens were identified in 66.1% of the SARS-CoV-2 negative cases, mainly rhinovirus and influenza A(H1N1)pdm0...
Source: Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Matos ADR, Motta FC, Caetano BC, Ogrzewalska M, Garcia CC, Lopes JCO, Miranda M, Livorati MTFP, Abreu A, Brown D, Siqueira MM Tags: Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz Source Type: research

Risk Factors for PONV after cesareans
Publication date: Available online 24 September 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology (English Edition)Author(s): Gabriel Magalhães Nunes Guimarães (Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - September 25, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Acquired hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis as initial manifestation of multiple myeloma: A case report and literature review
Conclusion: Our case report seeks to provide support for a better clinical and laboratory characterization of this rare paraneoplastic entity associated with MM, and aims to call the attention of hematologists and intensivists to this condition that falls within the scope of the differential diagnosis of rapid onset multiple organ failure in patients with plasmacytic neoplasms. (Source: Medicine)
Source: Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research

A Changing Paradigm: The Brazilian Butt Lift Is Neither Brazilian Nor a Lift—Why It Needs to Be Called Safe Subcutaneous Buttock Augmentation
No abstract available (Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - September 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters Source Type: research

Prevalence of Enteropathogens and Virulence Traits in Brazilian Children With and Without Diarrhea
The use of molecular diagnostics for pathogen detection in epidemiological studies have allowed us to get a wider view of the pathogens associated with diarrhea, but the presence of enteropathogens in asymptomatic individuals has raised several challenges in understanding the etiology of diarrhea, and the use of these platforms in clinical diagnosis as well. To characterize the presence of the most relevant bacterial enteropathogens in diarrheal episodes, we evaluated here the prevalence of diarrheagenic E. coli pathotypes, Salmonella spp., and Yersinia enterocolitica in stool samples of children with and without diarrhea ...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - September 25, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

DNA Mismatch Repair –Deficient Colorectal Carcinoma: Referral Rate for Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment in a Brazilian Cancer Center
ConclusionOverall, genetic referral was less than expected in our population. Most of dMMR CRC patients did not receive GC, even in a cancer center, either due to the absence of referral or personal decision and few patients who pursued genetic counseling performed genetic testing. (Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer)
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer - September 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Genes, Vol. 11, Pages 1132: Association between the TPMT*3C (rs1142345) Polymorphism and the Risk of Death in the Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children from the Brazilian Amazon Region
idney Santos André Salim Khayat Paulo Pimentel de Assumpção Ney Pereira Carneiro dos Santos Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the leading cause of death from pediatric cancer worldwide. However, marked ethnic disparities are found in the treatment of childhood ALL with less effective results and higher mortality rates being obtained in populations with a high level of Native American ancestry. Genetic variations of the patient can affect resistance to ALL chemotherapy and potentially play an important role in this disparity. In the present study, we investigated the association of 16 gene...
Source: Genes - September 25, 2020 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Darlen Cardoso de Carvalho Luciana Pereira Colares Leit ão Fernando Augusto Rodrigues Mello Junior Alayde Vieira Wanderley Tatiane Piedade de Souza Roberta Borges Andrade de S á Amanda Cohen-Paes Marianne Rodrigues Fernandes Sidney Santos Andr é Salim Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7017: Bone Mineral Density in Severely Obese Women: Health Risk and Health Protective Risk Factors in Three Different Bone Sites
This study analyzed baseline data from 104 women who had an average BMI of 43.7 ± 4.5 kg/m2 and presented the following BMD status: 1.283 ± 0.094 g/cm2 for total body, 1.062 ± 0.159 g/cm2 for vertebral column and 1.195 ± 0.134 g/cm2 for hip. They took part in the “Effect of nutritional intervention and olive oil in severe obesity” randomized clinical trial (DieTBra Trial). The risk factors negatively associated with lower BMD were age ≥50 years for the three bone sites i.e., total body, vertebral column and hip. Smoking for t...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Camila Kellen de Souza Cardoso Maria do Ros ário Gondim Peixoto Ana Paula dos Santos Rodrigues Carolina Rodrigues Mendon ça Cesar de Oliveira Erika Aparecida Silveira Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7016: An Overview of the World Current and Future Assessment of Novel COVID-19 Trajectory, Impact, and Potential Preventive Strategies at Healthcare Settings
This study is an overview of the current and future trajectory, as well as the impact of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the world and selected countries including the state of Kuwait. The selected countries were divided into two groups: Group A (China, Switzerland, and Ireland) and Group B (USA, Brazil, and India) based on their outbreak containment of this virus. Then, the actual data for each country were fitted to a regression model utilizing the excel solver software to assess the current and future trajectory of novel COVID-19 and its impact. In addition, the data were fitted using the Susceptible–I...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bader S. Al-Anzi Mohammad Alenizi Jehad Al Dallal Frage Lhadi Abookleesh Aman Ullah Tags: Review Source Type: research

Misorientation relationships in goethite, hematite and magnetite: a case study of iron-formation rocks from the Iron Quadrangle, Brazil
The transformation behavior between iron oxides and oxyhydroxides like magnetite, hematite and goethite is still not entirely understood. Crystallographic similarities allow one to predict topotactic relationships between them. The related crystallographic aspects have been explored by means of electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). Samples from natural aggregates of magnetite, hematite and goethite were collected from iron-formation rocks that outcrop in the southeast of Brazil, in a region known for large deposits of iron and other ores. EBSD misorientation data indicate a pronounced relationship between these iron pha...
Source: Journal of Applied Crystallography - September 25, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: Barbosa, P. Lagoeiro, L. Mota e Nogueira, V. Tags: orientation relationships misorientation spaces phase transformations electron backscatter diffraction EBSD iron oxides research papers Source Type: research

Viruses, Vol. 12, Pages 1084: FUT2, Secretor Status and FUT3 Polymorphisms of Children with Acute Diarrhea Infected with Rotavirus and Norovirus in Brazil
acques Le Pendu Liliana Cruz Spano Host susceptibility according to human histo-blood group antigens (HBGAs) is widely known for norovirus infection, but is less described for rotavirus. Due to the variable HBGA polymorphism among populations, we aimed to evaluate the association between HBGA phenotypes (ABH, Lewis and secretor status) and susceptibility to rotavirus and norovirus symptomatic infection, and the polymorphisms of FUT2 and FUT3, of children from southeastern Brazil. Paired fecal-buccal specimens from 272 children with acute diarrhea were used to determine rotavirus/norovirus genotypes and HBGAs phenotyp...
Source: Viruses - September 25, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Marco Andr é Loureiro Tonini D ébora Maria Pires Gonçalves Barreira Luciana Bueno de Freitas Santolin Lays Paula Bondi Volpini Jos é Paulo Gagliardi Leite B éatrice Le Moullac-Vaidye Jacques Le Pendu Liliana Cruz Spano Tags: Article Source Type: research

Viruses, Vol. 12, Pages 1083: Neurological Development, Epilepsy, and the Pharmacotherapy Approach in Children with Congenital Zika Syndrome: Results from a Two-Year Follow-up Study
rton Falcão de Oliveira Clinical outcomes related to congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) include microcephaly accompanied by specific brain injuries. Among several CZS outcomes that have been described, epilepsy and motor impairments are present in most cases. Pharmacological treatment for seizures resulting from epilepsy is performed with anticonvulsant drugs, which in the long term are related to impairments in the child’s neuropsychomotor development. Here, we describe the results from a two-year follow-up of a cohort of children diagnosed with CZS related to the growth of the head circumference and ...
Source: Viruses - September 25, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Maria Eulina Quili ão Fabio Antonio Venancio Lisany Krug Mareto Sahra de Almeida Metzker Ana Isabel do Nascimento Daniele Cristina Vitorelli-Venancio Cl áudia Du Bocage Santos-Pinto Everton Falc ão de Oliveira Tags: Article Source Type: research

Prevalence of p16 expression in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in southern Brazil
Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) –positive tumors in a cohort of patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) at a single center in southern Brazil and determine the short-term prognostic factors in this sample. (Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics)
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - September 25, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: F ábio Muradás Girardi, Vivian P. Wagner, Manoela Domingues Martins, Aliende Lengler Abentroth, Luiz Alberto Hauth Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Factor Analysis of the Brazilian Version of the Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) Questionnaire
To investigate the psychometric properties of the Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) questionnaire in Brazilian Portuguese by assessing its reliability and conducting exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - September 25, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Larissa Nadjara Almeida, Mara Behlau, Noemi dos Santos Ramos, Iandra Kaline Barbosa, Anna Alice Almeida Source Type: research

Downregulation of IGF2 expression in third trimester placental tissues from Zika virus infected women in Brazil
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging arbovirus belonging to the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae, which includes other viruses relevant to public health, such as dengue (DENV), yellow fever (YFV) and West Nile (WNV) viruses. Although ZIKV infection in humans is often characterized as a self-limiting disease 1,2, infections during pregnancy can lead to fetal malformations and neurodevelopment abnormalities 3 –5. (Source: Journal of Infection)
Source: Journal of Infection - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andr éia A. Suzukawa, Camila Zanluca, Natasha A.N. Jorge, Lucia de Noronha, Andrea C. Koishi, Caroline B.V. de Paula, Patrícia Z. Rebutini, Seigo Nagashima, Aruana F.F. Hansel-Frose, Vinícius S.C. Parreira, Juliano Bordignon, Margaret R. MacDonald, Cha Source Type: research

Assessment of child development in premature babies based on the ICF biopsychosocial model.
CONCLUSIONS: Given the susceptibility of premature newborn neurodevelopment and the magnitude of the biopsychosocial model of the ICF, even at this early stage of life, it was possible to observe the influence of personal factors, body function and structure domains on atypical child development. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The Care for the premature newborn with global look of the Classification of Functioning, disability and health. PMID: 32975397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: da Fonseca Filho GG, Lopes AC, Bezerra RB, de Candido A, Arrais N, Pereira SA, Lindquist AR Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Differences in the prevalence of prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes and diagnosed diabetes and associated factors in cohorts of Brazilian and English older adults.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of diabetes was higher in the Brazilian sample. Different associated factors were found in the two samples, which may be related to differences in nutritional transition, access to healthcare services and the use of such services. PMID: 32972476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dos Santos ESM, Máximo RO, de Andrade FB, de Oliveira C, Lima-Costa MF, Alexandre TDS Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Behavioural characteristics and abdominal obesity among Brazilian shift working women.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings indicate that behavioural characteristics are associated with a high prevalence of AO in female shift workers, thus suggesting that behavioural modifications among women working shifts, such as increase in meal frequency and physical activity, may reduce AO. PMID: 32972472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Theodoro H, Bassani DG, da Silva JC, Mendes KG, Cibeira GH, Schenkel JC, Olinto MTA Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Opportunities for the use of Brazilian biomass to produce renewable chemicals and materials.
Abstract This review highlights the principal crops of Brazil and how their harvest waste can be used in the chemicals and materials industries. The review covers various plants; with grains, fruits, trees and nuts all being discussed. Native and adopted plants are included and studies on using these plants as a source of chemicals and materials for industrial applications, polymer synthesis, medicinal use and in chemical research is discussed. The main aim of the review is to highlight the principal Brazilian agricultural resources; such as sugarcane, oranges and soybean, as well as secondary resources, such as a...
Source: ChemSusChem - September 25, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: North M, Alarcon RT, Lamb KJ, Bannach G Tags: ChemSusChem Source Type: research

Bryophyte flora of two Natural Parks in Amap á: richness, composition and new records.
Bryophyte flora of two Natural Parks in Amapá: richness, composition and new records. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2020;92(suppl 2):e20181355 Authors: Oliveira-DA-Silva FR, Ilkiu-Borges AL Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the richness and composition of the bryophytes of two Municipal Natural Parks in Amapá, eastern Amazon. Bryophytes were collected in the Arivaldo Gomes Barreto Municipal Natural Park (AGBMNP), Macapá municipality, and Cancão Municipal Natural Park (CMNP), Serra do Navio municipality, in October 2010 and October 2012, respectively. Ten plots of 10 x ...
Source: An Acad Bras Cienc - September 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Oliveira-DA-Silva FR, Ilkiu-Borges AL Tags: An Acad Bras Cienc Source Type: research

The Influence of Antithymocyte Globulin Dose on the Incidence of CMV Infection in High-risk Kidney Transplant Recipients Without Pharmacological Prophylaxis
Conclusions. In our study of high-risk KT recipients without CMV prophylaxis, a single ATG dose decreased the risk of CMV infection without increasing the risk of AR or compromising graft or patient survival. (Source: Transplantation)
Source: Transplantation - September 24, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—General Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2 antibody prevalence in Brazil: results from two successive nationwide serological household surveys
Publication date: Available online 23 September 2020Source: The Lancet Global HealthAuthor(s): Pedro C Hallal, Fernando P Hartwig, Bernardo L Horta, Mariângela F Silveira, Claudio J Struchiner, Luís P Vidaletti, Nelson A Neumann, Lucia C Pellanda, Odir A Dellagostin, Marcelo N Burattini, Gabriel D Victora, Ana M B Menezes, Fernando C Barros, Aluísio J D Barros, Cesar G Victora (Source: The Lancet Global Health)
Source: The Lancet Global Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Social distancing measures in the fight against COVID-19 in Brazil: description and epidemiological analysis by state.
no CM Abstract Social distancing measures have been widely adopted to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. However, little is known about the timing of measures' implementation, scope, and duration in relation to their impact. The study aimed to describe the social distancing measures implemented by Brazil's states and the Federal District, including the types of measures and the timing of their implementation. This is a descriptive study of the measures' type, chronological and epidemiological timing of the implementation, and scope. The survey of measures used searches in official websites of the government departmen...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Silva LLSD, Lima AFR, Polli DA, Razia PFS, Pavão LFA, Cavalcanti MAFH, Toscano CM Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research