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Comparison of nasopharyngeal samples for SARS-CoV-2 detection in a paediatric cohort.

Jorge Rodrigues, Catarina Gouveia, Madalena Almeida Santos, Olga Costa, Rita Côrte-Real, Maria João Brito,

<h4>Aim</h4>The diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) depends on accurate and rapid testing. Choosing an appropriate sample may impact diagnosis. Naso-oropharyngeal swabs (NOS) are most frequently used, despite several limitations. Since studies suggest nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA) as a superior alternative in children, we hypothesised collecting both nasopharyngeal swab and aspirate ... Read more >>

J Paediatr Child Health (Journal of paediatrics and child health)
[2021, :]

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Can Foliar Pulverization with CaCl2 and Ca(NO3)2 Trigger Ca Enrichment in Solanum tuberosum L. Tubers?

Ana Rita F Coelho, Fernando C Lidon, Cláudia Campos Pessoa, Ana Coelho Marques, Inês Carmo Luís, João Caleiro, Manuela Simões, José Kullberg, Paulo Legoinha, Maria Brito, Mauro Guerra, Roberta G Leitão, Carlos Galhano, Paula Scotti-Campos, José N Semedo, Maria Manuela Silva, Isabel P Pais, Maria J Silva, Ana P Rodrigues, Maria F Pessoa, José C Ramalho, Fernando H Reboredo,

This study aimed to assess the efficiency of Ca enrichment in tubers of three genotypes of <i>Solanum tuberosum</i> L., through foliar spraying with CaCl<sub>2</sub> and Ca(NO<sub>3</sub>)<sub>2</sub> solutions. In this context, soil heterogeneity of three potato-growing fields, as well as the implications of Ca accumulation among tissues and some quality parameters ... Read more >>

Plants (Basel) (Plants (Basel, Switzerland))
[2021, 10(2):]

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Religiosity and prevalence of suicide, psychiatric disorders and psychotic symptoms in the French general population.

Maria Alice Brito, Ali Amad, Benjamin Rolland, Pierre A Geoffroy, Hugo Peyre, Jean-Luc Roelandt, Imane Benradia, Pierre Thomas, Guillaume Vaiva, Franck Schürhoff, Baptiste Pignon,

We aimed to examine the association between religious beliefs and observance and the prevalence of psychiatric disorders, psychotic symptoms and history of suicide attempts in the French general population. The cross-sectional survey interviewed 38,694 subjects between 1999 and 2003, using the MINI. Current religious beliefs and observance were identified by ... Read more >>

Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci (European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience)
[2021, :]

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Invasion of Tropical Montane Cities by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) Depends on Continuous Warm Winters and Suitable Urban Biotopes.

Michelle Cristine Pedrosa, Magno Augusto Zazá Borges, Álvaro Eduardo Eiras, Sérgio Caldas, Alzira Batista Cecílio, Maria Fernanda Brito, Sérvio Pontes Ribeiro,

We provide the first evidence of a recent invasion of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus in Hasselquist, 1762) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse 1894), followed by dengue virus, in tropical montane cities in south-eastern Brazil, Mariana, and Ouro Preto, at mid and high altitudes, respectively. Long-term temperature variation, dengue public data, and sampling ... Read more >>

J Med Entomol (Journal of medical entomology)
[2021, 58(1):333-342]

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Analysis of the interrelationships between factors influencing blood pressure in adults.

Rafael Silveira Freire, Vivianne Margareth Chaves Pereira Reis, Alexandre Botelho Brito, Maria Fernanda Santos Figueiredo Brito, Lucinéia de Pinho, Rosângela Ramos Veloso Silva, Marise Fagundes Silveira,

<h4>Objective</h4>To investigate the interrelationships between sociodemographic, behavioral and clinical factors associated with high blood pressure in a population of Brazilian adults.<h4>Methods</h4>Data from a cross-sectional population-based study conducted with adults were used. In the hypothetical model developed socioeconomic status, fruit and vegetable intake, adiposity and blood pressure were treated as latent ... Read more >>

Rev Saude Publica (Revista de saude publica)
[2020, 54:147]

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Clinical and epidemiological profiles of patients with American cutaneous leishmaniasis from the states of Pernambuco and Amazonas, Brazil.

Maria Gabriella Nunes de Melo, Rayana Carla Silva de Morais, Tayná Correia de Goes, Rômulo Pessoa E Silva, Rômulo Freire de Morais, Jorge Augusto de Oliveira Guerra, Maria Edileuza Felinto de Brito, Sinval Pinto Brandão Filho, Milena de Paiva Cavalcanti,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Brazil has a high number of cases of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) in the north and northeast regions. Therefore, continuous surveillance of environmental and socioeconomic factors in endemic areas is needed to develop strategic control measures. This study aimed to describe the clinical and epidemiological profiles of patients with ACL.<h4>Methods</h4>All ... Read more >>

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop (Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
[2020, 53:e20200083]

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Staphylococcus spp. Isolated from Bovine Subclinical Mastitis in Different Regions of Brazil: Molecular Typing and Biofilm Gene Expression Analysis by RT-qPCR.

Priscila Luiza Mello, Danilo Flávio Moraes Riboli, Lisiane de Almeida Martins, Maria Aparecida Vasconcelos Paiva Brito, Cassiano Victória, Letícia Calixto Romero, Maria de Lourdes Ribeiro de Souza da Cunha,

Bovine mastitis is mainly caused by bacteria of the genus <i>Staphylococcus</i> spp., which possess different virulence factors, including the capacity for biofilm formation that provides enhanced protection against the action of immune system components and serves as a barrier against the penetration of antimicrobial agents. This study aimed to characterize ... Read more >>

Antibiotics (Basel) (Antibiotics (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 9(12):]

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Atypical bartonellosis in children: What do we know?

Ana P Lemos, Rui Domingues, Catarina Gouveia, Rita de Sousa, Maria J Brito,

<h4>Aim</h4>To characterise Bartonella infections in a paediatric population requiring hospital admission and review its treatment.<h4>Methods</h4>Longitudinal observational retrospective data analysis of children and adolescents admitted with Bartonella infection at a paediatric tertiary hospital from 2010 to 2019.<h4>Results</h4>We identified 16 cases of bartonellosis, with a mean age of 8.0 ± 4.5 years old, no sex ... Read more >>

J Paediatr Child Health (Journal of paediatrics and child health)
[2020, :]

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CD4+ and CD8+ cell populations in HIV-positive women with cervical squamous intra-epithelial lesions and squamous cell carcinoma.

Maria José Brito, Pedro Sequeira, Iryna Silva, Ana Quintas, Catarina Martins, Ana Félix,

<h4>Introduction</h4>This study aimed to analyse cervical lymphocytic populations in HIV+ and HIV- patients and correlate different cervical lesions with HIV viral load and presence of high-risk HPV types.<h4>Material and methods</h4>A total of 132 histological specimens from 40 HIV+ and 72 HIV- patients were evaluated for CD4<sup>+</sup> and CD8<sup>+</sup> T cell ... Read more >>

Int J Infect Dis (International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases)
[2021, 103:370-377]

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Duplex qPCR for Leishmania species identification using lesion imprint on filter paper.

Rayana Carla Silva de Morais, Maria Gabriella Nunes de Melo, Tayná Correia de Goes, Rômulo Pessoa E Silva, Rômulo Freire de Morais, Jorge Augusto de Oliveira Guerra, Maria Edileuza Felinto de Brito, Sinval Pinto Brandão-Filho, Milena de Paiva Cavalcanti,

<h4>Background</h4>American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) is caused by different Leishmania parasites, which stimulate and direct the immune response against the infection.<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the TaqMan probe technology applicability to diagnose and identifying of Leishmania spp. related to the ACL etiology.<h4>Methodology</h4>Through the MEGA 6.0 software, performed an in silico analysis using multiple alignments ... Read more >>

Exp Parasitol (Experimental parasitology)
[2020, 219:108019]

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879. Artificial Neural Networks to Predict Infection in the Surgical Site in Patients over 70 Years Old

Flávio Henrique Batista de Souza, Braulio Roberto Gonçalves Marinho Couto, Felipe Leandro Andrade da Conceição, Gabriel Henrique Silvestre da Silva, Igor Gonçalves Dias, Rafael Vieira Magno Rigueira, Gustavo Maciel Pimenta, Maurilio B Martins, Júlio César O Mendes, Guilherme Brangioni Januário, Rayane Thamires Oliveira, Laura Ferraz de Vasconcelos, Laís L de Araújo, Ana Clara Resende Rodrigues, Camila Morais Oliveira E Silva, Eduarda Viana De Souza, Júlia Faria Melo, Maria Cláudia Assunção De Sá, Walquíria Magalhães Silva, Bárbara Baptista Bastos, Daniela Girundi Teles, José Victor Barrancos, Júlia Teixeira De Souza Junqueira, Lívia Véo Garcia, Maria Thereza Alves Brito,

Abstract <h4>Background</h4> Between July 2016 and June 2018, a survey was carried out in five hospitals on surgical site infection (SSI) in patients over 70 years old, who underwent surgery procedures, in the city of Belo Horizonte, a city with more of 3,000,000 inhabitants. The general objective is to statistically ... Read more >>

Open Forum Infect Dis (Open forum infectious diseases)
[2020, 7(Suppl 1):S476-S476]

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Virulence factors and antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine mastitis in Brazil.

Verónica K C Pérez, Dircéia A C Custódio, Eduarda M M Silva, Julia de Oliveira, Alessandro S Guimarães, Maria A V P Brito, Antônio F Souza-Filho, Marcos B Heinemann, Andrey P Lage, Elaine M S Dorneles,

This study aimed to evaluate virulence factors and genetic markers of antimicrobial resistance in 400 Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from bovine mastitis in four Brazilian states, as well as to assess the association between these characteristics and field information. Virulence factors and drug resistance genes were identified by PCR screening. ... Read more >>

Braz J Microbiol (Brazilian journal of microbiology : [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology])
[2020, 51(4):2111-2122]

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High frequency of methotrexate intolerance in longstanding rheumatoid arthritis: using the methotrexate intolerance severity score (MISS).

Jéssica Martins Amaral, Maria José Menezes Brito, Adriana Maria Kakehasi,

<h4>Background</h4>Methotrexate (MTX) intolerance is frequent, and its early identification may impact treatment, leading to timely changes in medication that may promote patient compliance and better control of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of this study was to identify the frequency of, and risk factors for, MTX intolerance using the Brazilian ... Read more >>

Adv Rheumatol (Advances in rheumatology (London, England))
[2020, 60(1):43]

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Nurses' practice in quilombola communities: an interface between cultural and political competence.

Lilian Cristina Rezende, Carolina da Silva Caram, Beatriz Santana Caçador, Maria José Menezes Brito,

<h4>Objectives</h4>to understand Family Health Strategy nurses' practices in the context of quilombola communities with an interface for cultural and political competences.<h4>Methods</h4>a single integrated, qualitative case study carried out on seven Family Health Strategies located in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais. Seven nurses and 59 quilombolas ... Read more >>

Rev Bras Enferm (Revista brasileira de enfermagem)
[2020, 73(5):e20190433]

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Graves' disease.

Terry F Davies, Stig Andersen, Rauf Latif, Yuji Nagayama, Giuseppe Barbesino, Maria Brito, Anja K Eckstein, Alex Stagnaro-Green, George J Kahaly,

Graves' disease (GD) is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the thyroid gland. It is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism and occurs at all ages but especially in women of reproductive age. Graves' hyperthyroidism is caused by autoantibodies to the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) that act as agonists and ... Read more >>

Nat Rev Dis Primers (Nature reviews. Disease primers)
[2020, 6(1):52]

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Methylation patterns in dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease patients.

Isadora Rosa, Patrícia Silva, Sara da Mata, Fernando Magro, Fátima Carneiro, Armando Peixoto, Marco Silva, Helena T Sousa, Joana Roseira, José Parra, Rita Barosa, Ana Vieira, Maria José Brito, Paula Lago, André Coelho, Joana Moleiro, João Pereira da Silva, Ricardo Fonseca, Cristina Albuquerque, A Dias Pereira, ,

Background and aims: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) with colonic involvement increases colorectal cancer risk. However, the distinction between IBD related and sporadic dysplasia in IBD patients is difficult. Some data favors the importance of abnormal DNA methylation in IBD-related carcinogenesis. We aimed to define methylation patterns in patients with colonic ... Read more >>

Scand J Gastroenterol (Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology)
[2020, 55(6):646-655]

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Zebrafish xenografts as a fast screening platform for bevacizumab cancer therapy.

Cátia Rebelo de Almeida, Raquel Valente Mendes, Anna Pezzarossa, Joaquim Gago, Carlos Carvalho, António Alves, Vitor Nunes, Maria José Brito, Maria João Cardoso, Joana Ribeiro, Fátima Cardoso, Miguel Godinho Ferreira, Rita Fior,

Despite promising preclinical results, average response rates to anti-VEGF therapies, such as bevacizumab, are reduced for most cancers, while incurring in remarkable costs and side effects. Currently, there are no biomarkers available to select patients that can benefit from this therapy. Depending on the individual tumor, anti-VEGF therapies can either ... Read more >>

Commun Biol (Communications biology)
[2020, 3(1):299]

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Epidemiological situation and control of schistosomiasis in Pernambuco, Brazil: a descriptive study, 2010-2016.

Maria Isabelle Barbosa da Silva Brito, Maria Beatriz Araújo Silva, Louisiana Regadas de Macedo Quinino,

OBJECTIVE:to describe schistosomiasis control actions and its epidemiological situation in Pernambuco, Brazil, 2010-2016. METHODS:this was a descriptive study using data from the Schistosomiasis Surveillance and Control Program Information System for 116 municipalities, including indicators related to control actions (population surveyed, tests performed, treatment coverage) and epidemiological actions (positivity, parasite load, ... Read more >>

Epidemiol Serv Saude (Epidemiologia e servicos de saude : revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil)
[2020, 29(2):e2019252]

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Essential oils as molluscicidal agents against schistosomiasis transmitting snails - a review.

Luciana Patrícia Lima Alves Pereira, Edilene Carvalho Gomes Ribeiro, Maria Cristiane Aranha Brito, Daniella Patrícia Brandão Silveira, Fernanda Oliveira Sousa Araruna, Felipe Bastos Araruna, José Antonio Costa Leite, Andressa Almeida Santana Dias, Wellyson da Cunha Araújo Firmo, Marilene Oliveira da Rocha Borges, Antônio Carlos Romão Borges, Denise Fernandes Coutinho,

This review aims to describe essential oils with bioactivity on adult snails of the genera Bulinus and Biomphalaria, which are intermediate hosts of schistosomes, and brings together information relating to the importance of molluscicides and the chemical composition and toxicity of such oils for other aquatic species. Analysis of the ... Read more >>

Acta Trop (Acta tropica)
[2020, 209:105489]

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Professional practice of nurses and influences on moral sensitivity.

Danielle de Araújo Moreira, Cecília Maria Lima Cardoso Ferraz, Iluska Pinto da Costa, Jéssica Martins Amaral, Thaís Teixeira Lima, Maria José Menezes Brito,

OBJECTIVE:To understand the professional practice of nurses and their influence on the development of moral sensibility. METHODS:A qualitative and descriptive study, conducted between November 2015 and February 2016 in the hospitalization units of the medical clinic of two large hospitals located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. 14 nurses participated. Data ... Read more >>

Rev Gaucha Enferm (Revista gaucha de enfermagem)
[2020, 41:e20190080]

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Dyslipidemia prevalence in adolescents in public schools.

Claudiana Donato Bauman, José Mansano Bauman, Daniella Mota Mourão, Lucinéia de Pinho, Maria Fernanda Santos Figueiredo Brito, André Luíz Gomes Carneiro, Marise Fagundes Silveira, Carla Silvana de Oliveira E Silva,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the prevalence of dyslipidemia in adolescents enrolled in the state public education system of the city of Montes Claros, state of Minas Gerais, and compare to a Brazilian population-based study.<h4>Method</h4>This is an epidemiological, cross-sectional, and analytical study with a population of 77,833 students from 63 schools, representing four ... Read more >>

Rev Bras Enferm (Revista brasileira de enfermagem)
[2020, 73(3):e20180523]

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Nursing work and competence in hemotherapy services: an ergological approach.

Sonia Rejane de Senna Frantz, Mara Ambrosina de Oliveira Vargas, Denise Elvira Pires de Pires, Maria José Menezes Brito, Júlia Valéria de Oliveira Vargas Bitencourt, Gerusa Ribeiro,

<h4>Objetives</h4>to analyze the ingredients of the competence that the nurses use in the performance of their work in hemotherapy.<h4>Methods</h4>qualitative study with 22 nurses, accomplished through documentary study, observation and semi-structured interview, with resources of Atlas.ti software based on the foundations of Historical Materialism Dialectic and Ergology. Performed Content Analysis.<h4>Results</h4>the domain ... Read more >>

Rev Bras Enferm (Revista brasileira de enfermagem)
[2020, 73(3):e20180775]

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Osteoarticular infections in paediatric sickle cell disease: in the era of multidrugresistant bacteria.

Catarina Gouveia, Mariana Duarte, Susana Norte, Pedro Alves, Paula Kjöllerström, Maria Brito, Delfin Tavares,

Br J Haematol (British journal of haematology)
[2020, 189(4):e147-e150]

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Downregulation of circulating miR 802-5p and miR 194-5p and upregulation of brain MEF2C along breast cancer brain metastasization.

Marta Sereno, János Haskó, Kinga Molnár, Sarah J Medina, Zita Reisz, Rui Malhó, Mafalda Videira, László Tiszlavicz, Stephanie A Booth, Imola Wilhelm, István A Krizbai, Maria Alexandra Brito,

Breast cancer brain metastases (BCBMs) have been underinvestigated despite their high incidence and poor outcome. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), and particularly circulating miRNAs, regulate multiple cellular functions, and their deregulation has been reported in different types of cancer and metastasis. However, their signature in plasma along brain metastasis development and their relevant ... Read more >>

Mol Oncol (Molecular oncology)
[2020, 14(3):520-538]

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Pleasure-suffering duality in stricto sensu graduate programs in nursing: between bridges and walls.

Danielle de Araújo Moreira, Hanna Beatriz Bacelar Tibães, Maria José Menezes Brito,

<h4>Objectives</h4>to understand the pleasure-suffering duality experienced by students in stricto sensu Graduate Program in Nursing.<h4>Methods</h4>qualitative, integrated single-case study based on the Psychodynamics of Work. The setting was the stricto sensu Graduate Program in Nursing in Brazil. Two Graduate Programs were chosen. Data collection took place between May 2017 and April ... Read more >>

Rev Bras Enferm (Revista brasileira de enfermagem)
[2020, 73(2):e20180533]

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