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Braz. j. biol ; 76(2): 439-443, Apr.-June 2016. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-781381

ABSTRACT

Abstract Despite their great importance for the food industry, flavorings, in general, raise a number of questions regarding their cytotoxicity, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity, since, in the literature, there are few studies found evaluating the toxicity on the systemic and cellular level, of these chemical compounds. The root meristems of Allium cepa (onion) are widely used for the assessment of toxicity of chemical compounds of interest. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate, in A. cepa meristematic cells, individually and in combination at the cellular level, the toxicity of synthetic Cheese and Cheddar Cheese food flavorings, identical to the natural, at doses of 1.0 and 2.0 mL, at exposure times of 24 and 48 hours. In combination we used 0.5 mL of Cheese flavor associated with 0.5 mL of Cheddar flavor; and 1.0 mL of Cheese flavor associated with 1.0 mL of Cheddar flavor, at exposure times of 24 and 48 hours. For these evaluations, we used groups of five onion bulbs, which were first embedded in distilled water and then transferred to their respective doses. The root tips were collected and fixed in acetic acid (3:1) for 24 hours. The slides were prepared by crushing and were stained with 2% acetic orcein. Cells were analyzed throughout the cell cycle, totaling 5,000 for each control and exposure time. The mitotic indices calculated and cellular aberrations observed were subjected to statistical analysis using the chi-square test (p <0.05). No chromosomal abnormalities nor those of mitotic spindle were observed for the treatments performed. The results, both individually and in combination, showed that the flavorings under study significantly reduced the cell division rate of the test system cells used. Therefore, under the conditions studied, the two flavorings were cytotoxic.


Resumo Apesar da grande importância para a indústria alimentícia, os aromatizantes, em geral, suscitam uma série de dúvidas quanto a sua citotoxicidade, mutagenicidade e carcinogenicidade, visto que, na literatura, poucos são os trabalhos encontrados avaliando a toxicidade, em nível sistêmico e celular, destes compostos químicos. Os meristemas de raízes de Allium cepa (cebola) são muito utilizados para a avaliação da toxicidade de compostos químicos de interesse. Desta forma, este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar em células meristemáticas de A. cepa, de forma individual, a toxicidade em nível celular de aromatizantes alimentares sintéticos, idênticos aos naturais, de sabores Queijo e Queijo Cheddar, nas doses de 1,0 e 2,0 mL, nos tempos de exposição de 24 e 48 horas; e de forma associada, onde se utilizou 0,5 mL do aromatizante sabor Queijo associado a 0,5 mL do aromatizante sabor Queijo Cheddar; e 1,0 mL do aromatizante sabor Queijo associado a 1,0 mL do aromatizante sabor Queijo Cheddar, nos tempos de exposição de 24 e 48 horas. Para estas avaliações utilizou-se grupos de cinco bulbos de cebolas, que primeiramente foram enraizados em água destilada, e em seguida transferidos para as suas respectivas doses. As radículas foram coletadas e fixadas em ácido acético (3:1) por 24 horas. As lâminas foram preparadas pela técnica de esmagamento e coradas com orceína acética a 2%. Analisaram-se células em todo ciclo celular, totalizando 5.000 para cada controle e tempo de exposição. Os índices mitóticos calculados e as aberrações celulares observadas foram submetidos à análise estatística do Qui-quadrado (p<0,05). Não foram observadas alterações cromossômicas e anomalias de fuso mitótico para nenhum dos tratamentos realizados. Os resultados obtidos, tanto individualmente como de forma associada, mostraram que os aromatizantes em estudos reduziram de forma significativa os índices de divisões celulares das células do sistema teste utilizado. Portanto, nas condições analisadas, os dois aromatizantes foram citotóxicos.


Subject(s)
Cheese , Meristem/drug effects , Onions/drug effects , Flavoring Agents/toxicity , Cell Division/drug effects , Onions/cytology , Mitotic Index
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J. bras. nefrol ; 36(4): 446-450, Oct-Dec/2014. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-731140

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) is one of the complications of the use of intravascular contrast agents, being defined as a reduction of the glomerular filtration rate caused by the iodinated contrast. Most CIN data derive from the cardiovascular literature, which identified as the most consistent risk factors pre-existing chronic renal insufficiency and diabetes mellitus. However, these studies limit their conclusions to a more specific patient population. Computerized tomography as a cause of CIN has been studied less often. Objective: To report on the incidence of computerized tomography contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) in an inpatient population of a tertiary general hospital, identifying potentially avoidable risk factors. Methods: We performed a prospective cohort study with inpatients admitted at a tertiary hospital requiring contrast-induced CT. The primary outcome was the development of CIN, measure by the alteration of serum creatinine or glomerular filtration rate in 48 or 72 hours. Through clinical interview, we verified possible risk factors and preventive measures instituted by the medical team and their association with development of CIN. Results: Of a total of 410 patients, 35 (8.5%) developed CIN. There was a positive correlation between CIN and the presence of diabetes mellitus (OR = 2.15; 95%CI 1.35-4.06; p = 0.02), heart failure (OR = 2.23; 95%CI 1.18-8.8; p = 0.022), and renal failure (OR = 3.36; 95%CI 1.57- 7.17; p = 0.002) Conclusion: Incidence of CIN varies according to the population. Diabetes mellitus, heart failure and renal failure were independent risk factors for the development of CT-associated CIN. Further studies are needed to better understand and treat CT-associated CIN. .


Introdução: Nefropatia induzida por contraste (NIC) é consequência do uso de meios de contraste intravenoso, sendo definida como uma redução da taxa de filtração glomerular. A maioria dos dados de NIC são da literatura cardiovascular, que identificou como fatores de risco insuficiência renal crônica e diabetes. Entretanto, esses estudos limitam suas conclusões a uma população especifica de pacientes. Tomografia Computadorizada contrastada como causa de NIC foi menos estudada. Objetivo: Reportar incidência de NIC numa população de pacientes internados em hospital terciário submetidos à tomografia computadorizada com contraste, identificando possíveis fatores de risco evitáveis. Métodos: Realizamos um estudo de coorte prospectivo com pacientes internados em hospital terciário e que necessitaram de tomografia computadorizada com contraste. O desfecho primário foi desenvolvimento de NIC, verificado por meio da variação da creatinina sérica ou taxa de filtração glomerular em 48 ou 72 horas. Em entrevista clínica, verificamos possíveis fatores de risco, assim como medidas preventivas instituídas pela equipe médica e suas possíveis associações com desenvolvimento de NIC. Resultados: Do total de 410 pacientes, 35 (8,5%) desenvolveram NIC. Houve correlação positiva entre desenvolvimento de NIC e a presença de diabetes mellitus (OR = 2,15; 95%CI 1,35-4,06; p = 0,02), insuficiência cardíaca (OR = 2,23; 95%CI 1,18-8,8; p = 0,022), e insuficiência renal (OR = 3,36; 95%CI 1,57-7,17; p = 0,002). Conclusão: A incidência de NIC varia de acordo com a população. Diabetes, insuficiência cardíaca e insuficiência renal foram fatores de risco independentes para o desenvolvimento de NIC. Mais estudos são ...


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Humans , Antineoplastic Agents/pharmacology , Apoptosis/drug effects , Carcinoma, Hepatocellular/drug therapy , Caspases/metabolism , Liver Neoplasms/drug therapy , Sulindac/analogs & derivatives , Sulindac/pharmacology , Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/pharmacology , Apoptosis/physiology , Carcinoma, Hepatocellular/enzymology , Carcinoma, Hepatocellular/pathology , Cell Division/drug effects , DNA, Neoplasm/antagonists & inhibitors , DNA, Neoplasm/biosynthesis , Dose-Response Relationship, Drug , Enzyme Activation/drug effects , Liver Neoplasms/enzymology , Liver Neoplasms/pathology , Sphingomyelin Phosphodiesterase/metabolism , Tumor Cells, Cultured
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Hist. ciênc. saúde-Manguinhos ; 21(4): 1179-1196, Oct-Dec/2014.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-732513

ABSTRACT

O artigo analisa o livro Boys in white: student culture in medical school, de Howard S. Becker, Blanche Geer, Everett C. Hughes e Anselm Strauss, considerado um dos modelos de pesquisa qualitativa em sociologia. A análise aborda as trajetórias dos autores, do livro, da pesquisa qualitativa e dos estudantes de medicina, enfatizando sua importância nas origens da sociologia médica e da sociologia da educação médica. Na trajetória dos autores são apresentados aspectos biobibliográficos; na da pesquisa qualitativa, o modo como essa metodologia de investigação atravessa a construção do trabalho de campo; e na dos estudantes, sua forma de atravessar os primeiros anos da escola médica e construir sua própria “cultura do estudante”.


This article analyzes Boys in white: student culture in medical schoolby Howard S. Becker, Blanche Geer, Everett C. Hughes and Anselm Strauss, considered a model of qualitative research in sociology. The analysis investigates the trajectories of the authors, the book, qualitative analysis, and the medical students, emphasizing their importance in the origins of medical sociology and the sociology of medical education. In the trajectory of the authors, bibliographical information is given. The trajectory of qualitative research focuses on how this methodology influences the construction of the field. The investigation of the students’ trajectory shows how they progress through their first years at medical school to build their own student culture.


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Animals , Female , Mice , Adenocarcinoma/drug therapy , Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic/pharmacology , Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal/pharmacology , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use , Apoptosis/drug effects , Breast Neoplasms/drug therapy , Estrogens , Estrogen Antagonists/pharmacology , Growth Inhibitors/pharmacology , Neoplasms, Hormone-Dependent/drug therapy , Phenylacetates/pharmacology , /biosynthesis , Tamoxifen/pharmacology , Adenocarcinoma/pathology , Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic/administration & dosage , Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal/administration & dosage , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/pharmacology , Breast Neoplasms/pathology , Cell Differentiation/drug effects , Cell Division/drug effects , Drug Synergism , Genes, ras , Mice, Nude , Neoplasm Transplantation , Neoplasms, Hormone-Dependent/pathology , /physiology , Phenylacetates/administration & dosage , /genetics , Transfection , Tamoxifen/administration & dosage , Tumor Cells, Cultured/drug effects
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Salud colect ; 10(3): 397-406, sep.-dic. 2014.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-733298

ABSTRACT

En el marco de un estudio realizado entre 2003 y 2011 para comprender escenarios de violencia homicida a partir de la percepción del hecho violento y su contexto, se reflexiona sobre el sentido de las "fronteras invisibles" en barrios de Medellín (Colombia). Desde un enfoque cualitativo que combina revisión documental y entrevistas, se analiza la experiencia vivida por ocho participantes. Entre los principales resultados se destaca que el control barrial es ejercido por distintos actores; que las fronteras no son visibles para el común de las personas, sino que son demarcaciones en las que son reclutadas y controladas, y que consolidan estrategias para recaudar recursos económicos de forma ilegal y regular las actividades culturales y sociales de los habitantes, lo cual repercute en la dinámica y los imaginarios sociales. De este modo, se controlan los territorios, las amistades y los afectos de víctimas jóvenes -que no se vinculan a grupos ilegales y/o no tienen "información"- y de adultos mayores indefensos.


As part of a research study undertaken in the period 2003-2011 to understand situations of homicidal violence based in perceptions regarding the act of violence and the surrounding context, we reflect on the meaning of "invisible bourdaries" in the neighborhoods of Medellin (Colombia). Using a qualitative approach that combines documentary sources and interviews, the experiences of 8 participants are analyzed. In the primary results we can see how control over neighborhoods is exercised by different actors through bourdaries not visible to ordinary people. Nevertheless, around these lines people are recruited and controlled and strategies to illegally generate economic resources and to regulate the cultural and social activities of inhabitants are consolidated, thus affecting the social dynamics and imaginary of the neighborhood. In this way, the territories, friendships, and affects of young victims - who are not linked to illegal groups and/or do not have "information" - and of defenseless older adults are controlled.


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Animals , Female , Mice , Apoptosis/drug effects , Drugs, Chinese Herbal/pharmacology , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic/drug effects , Stomach Neoplasms/drug therapy , Cell Division/drug effects , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Mice, Nude , Neoplasm Transplantation , /genetics , RNA, Messenger/analysis , /genetics
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Salud pública Méx ; 56(6): 631-637, nov.-dic. 2014.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-733342

ABSTRACT

Objetivo. Analizar la percepción que el prestador de servicios de salud y el adulto mayor (AM) tienen sobre el maltrato al AM en los servicios públicos de salud, en ciudades seleccionadas de México. Material y métodos. De 2009 a 2012 se realizó un estudio con diseño cualitativo y estrategia de triangulación de fuentes de datos; se efectuaron entrevistas semiestructuradas a 13 prestadores y a 12 ancianos para recuperar su experiencia en el tema. El análisis utilizó procedimientos de la Teoría Fundamentada. Resultados. El maltrato contra el AM es una práctica naturalizada por el personal y por el anciano, la cual se manifiesta de formas diversas. Conclusiones. La institucionalización, profesionalización histórica y falta de conciencia sobre las necesidades de los AM demandan cambios de planeación, organización y supervisión del Sistema de Salud. El personal requiere intervenciones de formación, capacitación y cambio de actitudes/comportamiento, para otorgar atención integral, digna, humana y de respeto a los Derechos Humanos de los AM.


Objective. To analyze the health care providers (HCP) and elderly patients' perceptions about abuse of the elderly by health personnel of public health services, in selected cities in Mexico. Materials and methods. A qualitative study and a strategy of data triangulation were performed during 2009 and 2012; 13 HCPs and 12 elders were interviewed, in order to obtain their experience regarding elder abuse. Grounded Theory proceedings were used for the analysis. Results. Elder abuse is a naturalized practice, from HCP and elderly people's point of view; these perceptions are showed in different ways. Conclusion. Institutionalization, historical professionalization and lack of consciousness about needs of the elderly (sociocultural and economic), require changes in planning, organization and monitoring process in the Health System; training and educational interventions on staff and exchange attitudes and behavior are necessary in order to offer a health care that is comprehensive, decent, human and with respect for the human rights.


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Animals , Female , Humans , Mice , Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic/pharmacology , Cyclins/metabolism , Enzyme Inhibitors/metabolism , Phenylacetates/pharmacology , Antisense Elements (Genetics) , Breast Neoplasms , Calcium-Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinases/metabolism , Cell Division/drug effects , Cyclin-Dependent Kinases/genetics , Cyclin-Dependent Kinases/metabolism , Cyclins/genetics , Fibroblasts/cytology , Fibroblasts/drug effects , Fibroblasts/enzymology , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic/physiology , Mice, Knockout , Phosphorylation , Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases/genetics , Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases/metabolism , RNA, Messenger/metabolism , Retinoblastoma Protein/metabolism , Signal Transduction/physiology , Tumor Cells, Cultured/cytology , Tumor Cells, Cultured/drug effects , Tumor Cells, Cultured/enzymology , Up-Regulation/drug effects
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Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-153786

ABSTRACT

Wide spread use of Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) has made it a ubiquitous contaminant in today’s environment, responsible for possible carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting effects. In the present investigation an integrative toxico-proteomic approach was made to study the estrogenic potential of DEHP. In vitro experiments carried out with DEHP (0.1-100 μM) induced proliferations (E-screen assay) in human estrogen receptors-α (ERα) positive MCF-7 and ERα negative MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells irrespective of their ERα status. Further, DEHP suppressed tamoxifen (a potent anti-breast cancer drug) induced apoptosis in both cell types as shown by flowcytometric cell cycle analysis. Label-free quantitative proteomics analysis of the cell secretome of both the cell lines indicated a wide array of stress related, structural and receptor binding proteins that were affected due to DEHP exposure. The secretome of DEHP treated MCF-7 cells revealed the down regulation of lactotransferrin, an ERα responsive iron transport protein. The results indicated that toxicological effects of DEHP did not follow an ERα signaling pathway. However, the differential effects in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cell lines indicate that ERα might have an indirect modulating effect on DEHP induced toxicity.


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Apoptosis/drug effects , Breast Neoplasms/pathology , Cell Cycle/drug effects , Cell Division/drug effects , Cell Line, Tumor/drug effects , Cell Line, Tumor/metabolism , Diethylhexyl Phthalate/toxicity , Environmental Pollutants/toxicity , Estrogen Receptor alpha/drug effects , Estrogen Receptor alpha/physiology , Estrogens , Female , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic/drug effects , Humans , Lactoferrin/biosynthesis , Lactoferrin/genetics , Lactoferrin/metabolism , MCF-7 Cells/drug effects , MCF-7 Cells/metabolism , Mass Spectrometry/instrumentation , Microchemistry/instrumentation , Neoplasm Proteins/drug effects , Neoplasm Proteins/physiology , Neoplasm Proteins/metabolism , Neoplasms, Hormone-Dependent/pathology , Proteomics , Tamoxifen/antagonists & inhibitors , Tamoxifen/pharmacology
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Rev. panam. salud pública ; 36(5): 314-323, nov. 2014. ilus, graf, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-733234

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OBJECTIVE:To examine dietary adequacy in the Andean area, including macro- and micronutrient intakes, with a particular focus on rural communities; to highlight nutrition priorities in the Andes; and to identify opportunities for improvement. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted, identifying published and grey literature in English and Spanish related to diet in the central Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Articles reporting data from dietary surveys or nutrition interventions were included. Thirty-four papers or reports published in 1969-2011 were included in the final review. The mean and variation in intakes by sex and age group of all presented nutrients were collated and the mean of means were calculated. RESULTS: Thiamin, niacin, and vitamin C intakes were usually adequate. Intakes of most other micronutrients, including iron, zinc, vitamin A, riboflavin, vitamin B12, folate, and zinc were low, likely resulting in high levels of inadequacy. Energy intakes were lower than requirements, but it is unlikely to be a common problem, rather, this result was probably due to the known tendency of most dietary survey tools to underreport intake. However, energy from fat intakes was very low, usually less than 20% of the total, and in some settings, less than 10%. CONCLUSIONS: The inadequate intake of some micronutrients is common in many developing countries, but the extremely low intake of dietary fat found in the central Andes is not. Increased consumption of animal-source foods would increase fat intakes, while addressing micronutrient deficiencies; however, the impact on the fragile ecosystem of the Andes needs considering. Indigenous crops, such as lupine bean, quinoa, and amaranth are also rich in fat or micronutrients.


OBJETIVO: Analizar la adecuación del régimen alimentario en la zona andina, incluidas las ingestas de macro y micronutrientes, prestando especial atención a las comunidades rurales; señalar las prioridades nutricionales en los Andes; y establecer las oportunidades de mejora. MÉTODOS: Se llevó a cabo una exhaustiva búsqueda bibliográfica, en la que se seleccionaron documentos publicados y procedentes de la literatura gris, en inglés y español, relacionados con el régimen alimentario en los países andinos centrales de Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú. Se incluyeron artículos que aportaran datos de encuestas alimentarias o intervenciones nutricionales. En el análisis final, se incluyeron 34 artículos o informes publicados desde 1969 a 2011. Se recopilaron las medias y las variaciones de las ingestas de todos los nutrientes presentados según el sexo y el grupo de edad, y se calculó la correspondiente media de las medias. RESULTADOS: Las ingestas de tiamina, niacina y vitamina C eran generalmente adecuadas. Las ingestas de la mayor parte de los restantes micronutrientes, incluidos el hierro, el cinc, la vitamina A, la riboflavina, la vitamina B12 y el folato, eran bajas, lo que probablemente ocasionaba altos niveles de inadecuación. Los aportes energéticos eran inferiores a los requeridos, aunque es poco probable que ello constituya un problema frecuente; más bien, este resultado podría deberse a la tendencia conocida de notificar insuficientemente la ingesta en la mayor parte de las encuestas alimentarias. Sin embargo, el aporte energético procedente del consumo de grasas era muy reducido, generalmente por debajo del 20% del total, y en algunos lugares, por debajo del 10%. CONCLUSIONES: La ingesta inadecuada de algunos micronutrientes es frecuente en muchos países en desarrollo, aunque no es tan frecuente la ingesta extremadamente baja de grasa alimentaria observada en los Andes centrales. Un mayor consumo de alimentos de origen animal aumentaría la ingesta de grasas, al tiempo que abordaría las carencias en micronutrientes; sin embargo, debe tenerse en cuenta su posible repercusión sobre el frágil ecosistema de los Andes. Los cultivos autóctonos, como el frijol de altramuz, la quinoa y el amaranto, son también ricos en grasas o micronutrientes.


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Animals , Humans , Male , Mice , Rats , Carcinoma/metabolism , Phenylacetates/pharmacology , Prostate-Specific Antigen/biosynthesis , Prostatic Neoplasms/metabolism , Cell Differentiation , Carcinoma/pathology , Cell Division/drug effects , Dose-Response Relationship, Drug , Gene Expression Regulation/drug effects , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Prostate-Specific Antigen/genetics , Prostatic Neoplasms/pathology , RNA, Messenger/metabolism , Tumor Cells, Cultured
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Rev. panam. salud pública ; 36(5): 342-347, nov. 2014. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-733238

ABSTRACT

Este trabajo muestra, desde el punto de vista de la normatividad de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), el proceso de gestación, la metodología de implementación y los resultados obtenidos de la iniciativa de formación de recursos humanos en salud vía e-learning a través del Campus Virtual de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Guadalajara, México, a seis años de su inicio. Se trata de un informe especial del trabajo realizado por el comité institucional del campus virtual en la región occidental de México para generar un portal de Internet que se ajustara a los lineamientos del Modelo Estratégico establecido por el Nodo México y la OPS para la Región de las Américas. Este Campus Virtual inició sus actividades en el año 2007. Su filosofía es el uso de software libre y la colaboración entre instituciones. El nodo fue implementado en un año y ha logrado capacitar a más de 500 profesionales de la salud a través de cursos virtuales, su plataforma educativa y un repositorio de recursos virtuales de aprendizaje con interoperabilidad con los repositorios de México y de la Región de las Américas. El comité del Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Guadalajara ha intentado respetar lo más posible al modelo propuesto, lo que ha permitido cumplir la mayoría de los objetivos fijados en el plan de trabajo inicial, aunque ha enfrentado una serie de dificultades administrativas y de motivación de sus integrantes.


This paper discusses the gestation process, implementation methodology, and results obtained from the initiative to use e-learning to train human resources for health, six years after the launch of the Virtual Campus of Public Health of the University of Guadalajara (Mexico); the discussion is framed by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) standards and practices. This is a special report on the work done by the institutional committee of the Virtual Campus in western Mexico to create an Internet portal that follows the guidelines of the strategic model established by Nodo México and PAHO for the Region of the Americas. This Virtual Campus began its activities in 2007, on the basis of the use of free software and institutional collaboration. Since the initial year of implementation of the node, over 500 health professionals have been trained using virtual courses, the node's educational platform, and a repository of virtual learning resources that are interoperable with other repositories in Mexico and the Region of the Americas. The University of Guadalajara Virtual Campus committee has followed the proposed model as much as possible, thereby achieving most of the goals set in the initial work plan, despite a number of administrative challenges and the difficulty of motivating committee members.


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Animals , Dogs , Iron/toxicity , Kidney Tubules/drug effects , Adenylyl Cyclases/metabolism , /metabolism , Cell Line , Cell Division/drug effects , Epithelium/drug effects , Epithelium/pathology , Epithelium/physiology , Ferric Compounds/toxicity , Iron/metabolism , Kidney Tubules/pathology , Kidney Tubules/physiology , LLC-PK1 Cells , Microscopy, Electron , Swine , Wound Healing/drug effects
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Braz. dent. j ; 25(5): 420-424, Sep-Oct/2014. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-731056

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The present study aimed to evaluate the influence of the following irrigating solutions on the microhardness of root canal dentin: 2% sodium hypochlorite (2NaOCl), 5% sodium hypochlorite (5NaOCl), super-oxidized water (400 ppm Sterilox - Sx) and 17% EDTA (E). Eighty roots from bovine incisors were randomly divided into 8 groups (n=10): 2NaOCl, 5NaOCl, Sx, and 2NaOCl + E, 5NaOCl + E, Sx + E (associated with E as final irrigant for 5 min), E solely and distilled water (dH2O) as the negative control. Root canal preparation was performed by hand instruments, using one of the irrigation protocols for 30 min. Then, 5 mm of the cervical root third were cut out from each sample and subjected to the Vickers microhardness test, at two points, one at approximately 500-1000 µm from the root canal lumen (distance 1), and the other at approximately 500-1000 µm from the external root surface (distance 2). Data were analyzed by Wilcoxon and Kruskal-Wallis tests at 5% significance level. Microhardness values at distance 1 were significantly lower than those at distance 2 for all groups, except 5NaOCl and 5NaOCl + E groups (p>0.05). EDTA showed the lowest microhardness values. However, no statistically significant difference was detected among groups at distance 1 and EDTA was significantly different only from Sx at distance 2. In conclusion, all tested solutions showed lower microhardness at the most superficial root canal dentin layer compared to the one found near the external root surface, except 5NaOCl and 5NaOCl + E; EDTA promoted lower microhardness values in comparison to Sterilox at this site.


O presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a influência das seguintes soluções irrigadoras na microdureza da dentina do canal radicular: hipoclorito de sódio a 2% (NaOCl2), hipoclorito de sódio a 5% (NaOCl5), água superoxidada (Sterilox(r) 400 ppm - Sx) e EDTA a 17% (E). Oitenta raízes de incisivos bovinos foram divididas aleatoriamente em 8 grupos (n=10): NaOCl2, NaOCl5, Sx e NaOCl2 + E, NaOCl5 + E, Sx + E (associados ao E como irrigante final por 5 min), E isolado e água destilada (H2Od), como controle negativo. O preparo dos canais radiculares foi realizado com instrumentos manuais, usando um dos protocolos de irrigação por 30 min. A seguir, 5 mm do terço cervical de cada amostra foram cortados perpendicularmente e submetidos ao teste de microdureza de Vickers, em dois pontos, um aproximadamente 500-1000 µm da luz do canal radicular (distância 1), e o outro aproximadamente 500-1000 µm da superfície externa da raiz (distância 2). Os dados foram analisados pelos testes de Wilcoxon e Kruskal-Wallis com um nível de significância de 5%. Os valores de microdureza na distância 1 foram significativamente menores do que na distância 2 para todos os grupos, exceto NaOCl5 e NaOCl5 +E (p>0,05). O EDTA mostrou os menores valores de microdureza. No entanto, não foi detectada diferença estatisticamente significativa entre os grupos na distância 1 e o EDTA foi significativamente diferente apenas do Sx na distância 2. Pode-se concluir que todas as soluções testadas mostraram menor microdureza na camada de dentina mais superficial do canal radicular em comparação aos valores encontrados próximo à superfície radicular externa, exceto NaOCl5 e NaOCl5 + E; o EDTA promoveu menor microdureza em comparação ao Sterilox(r) neste ponto.


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Humans , Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/pharmacology , Antineoplastic Agents/pharmacology , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/drug therapy , Mouth Neoplasms/drug therapy , Receptors, Cytoplasmic and Nuclear/metabolism , Sulindac/analogs & derivatives , Sulindac/pharmacology , Transcription Factors/metabolism , Apoptosis/drug effects , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/genetics , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/metabolism , Cell Cycle/drug effects , Cell Division/drug effects , Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors/pharmacology , DNA Primers/chemistry , Flow Cytometry , Immunoenzyme Techniques , Isoenzymes/metabolism , Membrane Proteins , Mouth Neoplasms/genetics , Mouth Neoplasms/metabolism , Oligonucleotides, Antisense/pharmacology , Prostaglandin-Endoperoxide Synthases/metabolism , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , RNA, Messenger/metabolism , Tumor Cells, Cultured/drug effects , Up-Regulation
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Rev. bras. enferm ; 67(5): 700-707, Sep-Oct/2014. tab, graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: lil-731203

ABSTRACT

O artigo descreve a construção de um questionário para avaliação da qualidade do atendimento de um Time de Resposta Rápida, em Hospital Universitário de Londrina-PR, fundamentado no modelo conceitual de Donabedian (estrutura-processoresultado). A coleta de dados ocorreu no mês de março de 2012 e o processo de adequação do questionário foi desenvolvido com a aplicação da Técnica Delphi com a participação de 15 especialistas. Ao término do estudo obteve-se um questionário com 37 enunciados, sendo alcançado índice de concordância final na pesquisa com valores superiores a 80% para todos os conceitos. Espera-se que as contribuições do grupo de especialistas tornem o instrumento confiável e seja aplicado em outros serviços semelhantes. Aplicações futuras deste instrumento poderão trazer subsídios para melhor avaliação da qualidade dos serviços de equipes de Resposta Rápida.


The paper describes the construction of a questionnaire to assess the quality of care of a Rapid Response Team at the University Hospital of Londrina, based on the conceptual model of Donabedian (structure-process-outcome). Data collection occurred in March 2012 and the process of adjusting the questionnaire was developed with the application of the Delphi technique involving 15 experts. At the end of the study the questionnaire contained 37 statements, achieving final compliance level higher than 80% in all concepts. It is hoped that the contributions of the expert group produce a more reliable questionnaire to be applied in other similar services. Future applications of this instrument may provide information to better assess the quality of teams of Rapid Response services.


El artículo describe la construcción de un cuestionario para la evaluación de la calidad de la atención de un Equipo de Respuesta Rápida en un Hospital Universitario de Londrina, Paraná, basado en el modelo conceptual de Donabedian (estructura-procesoresultado). La recolección de datos ocurrió durante el mes de marzo de 2012 y el proceso de ajuste del cuestionario fue desarrollado por medio de la Técnica Delphi con la participación de 15 especialistas. Al término del estudio se obtuvo un cuestionario con 37 enunciados, alcanzándose un índice de concordancia final en la investigación con valores superiores al 80% para todos los conceptos. Se espera que las contribuciones del grupo de especialistas afiancen la confiabilidad del instrumento y que el cuestionario sea utilizado en otros servicios semejantes. Las aplicaciones futuras podrán traer subsidios para evaluar mejor la calidad de los servicios de los equipos de Respuesta Rápida.


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Humans , Animals , Male , Rats , Alcoholic Beverages/toxicity , Hepatocytes/drug effects , Metallothionein/biosynthesis , Cell Division/drug effects , Collagen/biosynthesis , Hepatocytes/metabolism , Hepatocytes/pathology , Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic/etiology , Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic/prevention & control , Rats, Sprague-Dawley
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Rev. bras. enferm ; 67(5): 684-691, Sep-Oct/2014. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: lil-731208

ABSTRACT

Embora o trabalho seja essencial à vida humana, o contexto no qual é realizado pode desencadear tensão, desajuste e consequente adoecimento. Estudos apontam a Enfermagem como uma ocupação com alto risco para adoecimento, em especial no ambiente hospitalar. O objetivo deste estudo foi estimar a ocorrência de agravos à saúde referidos pelos trabalhadores de enfermagem em um hospital na Bahia. Estudo de corte transversal envolvendo 309 profissionais. As queixas de saúde mais frequentes relacionaram-se a sintomas osteomusculares como dor nas pernas 66,4% (192) e dor nas costas 61,8% (178); e à saúde mental com predomínio de cansaço mental 47% (131) e nervosismo 33,7% (93). Os resultados apontam que enfermeiros apresentaram maior frequência de agravos posturais e queixas de saúde mental enquanto as queixas de agravos respiratórios foram mais prevalentes entre técnicos e auxiliares. Estes resultados evidenciam necessidade de maior consciência do processo de trabalho e realização de atividades preventivas.


Although the work is essential to human life, the context in which it is done can induct tension, imbalance and consequent illness. Studies indicate nursing as an occupation with high risk for disease, particularly in the hospital environment. The aim of this study was to estimate the occurrence of health problems reported by nursing staff in a hospital in Bahia, Brazil. This is a cross-sectional study, involving 309 nursing professionals. The most frequent health complaints were related to musculoskeletal symptoms such as leg pain 66.4% (192) and back pain 61.8% (178); and to mental health with a predominance of mental fatigue 47% (131) 33 and nervousness 7% (93). The results show that nurses had a higher frequency of postural problems and mental health complaints while respiratory diseases complaints were more prevalent among technicians and assistants. These results highlight the need for greater awareness of the work process and implementation of preventive activities.


Aunque el trabajo es esencial para la vida humana, el contexto en el que se realiza puede desencadenar tensión, desequilibrio y enfermedad consecuente. Los estudios muestran la enfermería como una profesión de alto riesgo para la enfermedad, sobre todo en el medio hospitalario. El objetivo de este estudio fue estimar la incidencia de problemas de salud reportados por el personal de enfermería en un hospital de Bahia, Brasil. Trata-se de un estudio transversal con 309 profesionales. Los problemas de salud más frecuentes relacionadas con los síntomas musculo esqueléticos, como el dolor de pierna 66.4% (192) y el dolor de espalda 61,8% (178) y la salud mental, con un predominio de la fatiga mental 47% (131) 33 y el nerviosismo 7% (93). Los resultados muestran que las enfermeras tenían una mayor frecuencia de problemas de postura y quejas de salud mental mientras que las quejas de las enfermedades respiratorias son más frecuentes entre los técnicos y auxiliares. Estos resultados ponen de relieve la necesidad de una mayor conciencia sobre el proceso de trabajo y la ejecución de las actividades preventivas.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Drugs, Chinese Herbal/pharmacology , Hepatocytes/cytology , Hepatocytes/drug effects , Apoptosis/drug effects , Cell Line , Cell Division/drug effects , Liver Cirrhosis/drug therapy , Liver Cirrhosis/pathology , Phytotherapy
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Rev. bras. enferm ; 67(5): 692-699, Sep-Oct/2014. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: lil-731217

ABSTRACT

Estudo prospectivo, tipo coorte que visou identificar a influência da sobrecarga de trabalho da Enfermagem na ocorrência de incidentes sem lesão e eventos adversos em 399 pacientes internados em Unidades de Terapia Intensiva (UTI). Para coleta de dados, foi aplicado um questionário estruturado e feita análise de prontuários. Nessas admissões, aproximadamente 78% dos incidentes sem lesão e eventos adversos em pacientes foram relacionados à esfera da Enfermagem. Essas ocorrências foram atribuídas à sobrecarga de trabalho, aumentaram o número de dias de internação e o risco de óbito dos pacientes estudados. É fundamental que os gerentes de enfermagem atuem no processo de gestão de pessoas no âmbito hospitalar, evitando a sobrecarga de trabalho e proporcionando, consequentemente, aumento da segurança do paciente.


This prospective cohort study aimed to identify the influence of nursing work overload on the occurrence of incidents without injury and adverse events in 399 patients hospitalized in Intensive Care Units (ICU). For data collection, a structured questionnaire was administered and an analysis of medical records was performed. In these admissions, approximately 78% of incidents without injury and adverse events in patients were related to the sphere of Nursing. These occurrences were attributed to overwork, increased the number of days of hospitalization and the risk of death of patients. It is essential that nursing managers work on the staff hospital management avoiding work overload to contribute for patient safety.


Estudio de cohorte prospectivo que tuvo como objetivo identificar la influencia de la carga de trabajo de enfermería en la ocurrencia de incidentes sin lesión y los eventos adversos en 399 pacientes ingresados en Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI). Para la recolección de datos, se administró un cuestionario estructurado y realizó el análisis de los registros en prontuarios. En estos ingresos, aproximadamente el 78% de los incidentes sin lesión y los eventos adversos en los pacientes estaban relacionados con el ámbito de la Enfermería. Estos hechos fueron atribuidos al exceso de trabajo, aumentaran el número de días de hospitalización y el riesgo de muerte de los pacientes. Es esencial que los responsables de enfermería que actúan en el proceso de gestión de las personas en los hospitales, eviten el exceso de trabajo y por lo tanto proporcionar una mayor seguridad de los pacientes.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Drugs, Chinese Herbal/pharmacology , Hepatocytes/drug effects , Apoptosis/drug effects , Caspases/metabolism , Cell Division/drug effects , Cell Line , Enzyme Activation/drug effects , Hepatocytes/cytology , Liver Cirrhosis/drug therapy , Phytotherapy , Salvia miltiorrhiza
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Rev. Esc. Enferm. USP ; 48(spe): 45-52, 08/2014. tab
Article in English | LILACS, BDENF | ID: lil-731291

ABSTRACT

Objective To explore beliefs, values and practices related to the use of medicinal plants among low-income black families. Method The research method was ethnography and the participant observation process was done in a low-income community in the peripheral area of the City of São Paulo. Twenty black women were interviewed. Results Two cultural sub-themes, I do use medicines that I learned to make with my mother and with religious practitioners to care for diseases and Home medicines are to treat problems that are not serious, and the cultural theme I do use home medicines to treat simple diseases because I always have them at my disposal, they are free and I don’t need a medical prescription represent beliefs, values, and practices related to the use of medicinal plants among low-income black families. Conclusion The development of such practices, which can hide ethnic and social vulnerability, reveals the resilience of low-income black women in the process of confronting problems during the health-illness process. .


Objetivo Explorar las creencias, valores y prácticas sobre el uso de las plantas medicinales entre las familias negras de bajos ingresos. Método El método de investigación fue la etnografía y el proceso de observación participante fue desarrollado en una comunidad de bajos ingresos en las afueras de la Ciudad de São Paulo. Se entrevistó a veinte mujeres negras. Resultados Dos subtemas culturales Uso remedios que aprendí a hacer con mi madre y con los religiosos para cuidar de enfermedades y Remedios caseros se utilizan para resolver problemas que no son graves y el tema cultural Uso remedio casero para resolver enfermedades simples porque tengo todo lo que necesito, es gratuito y no necesita una receta médica simbolizam las prácticas de las mujeres. Conclusión Estas prácticas, que pueden estar enmascarando vulnerabilidades étnicas y sociales, ponen de manifiesto la resiliencia de las mujeres negras de bajos ingresos en el confrontamiento de los problemas del proceso salud-enfermedad. .


Objetivo Explorar crenças, valores e práticas relativas ao uso das plantas medicinais entre famílias negras de baixa renda. Método Pesquisa etnográfica cujo processo de observação participante foi desenvolvido em uma comunidade de baixa renda da periferia da Cidade de São Paulo. Vinte mulheres negras foram entrevistadas. Resultados Dois subtemas culturais, Uso remédios que aprendi a fazer com minha mãe e com os religiosos para cuidar das doenças e Remédios caseiros servem para resolver problemas que não são graves, e o tema cultural Uso remédio caseiro para resolver doenças simples, pois tenho sempre que preciso, é de graça e não precisa de receita médica representam as crenças, valores e práticas relativos ao uso das plantas medicinais entre famílias negras de baixa renda. Conclusão O desenvolvimento dessas práticas, que pode estar mascarando vulnerabilidades étnicas e sociais, revela a resiliência das mulheres negras de baixa renda no enfrentamento dos problemas que encontram no processo saúde-enfermidade. .


Subject(s)
Humans , Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/pharmacology , Apoptosis/drug effects , Endothelium, Vascular/drug effects , Sulindac/analogs & derivatives , Sulindac/pharmacology , Angiogenesis Inhibitors/pharmacology , Cell Cycle/drug effects , Cell Division/drug effects , Cell Line , Dose-Response Relationship, Drug , Endothelium, Vascular/cytology , Endothelium, Vascular/ultrastructure , Microscopy, Electron , Umbilical Veins
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Rev. Esc. Enferm. USP ; 48(spe): 122-128, 08/2014. tab
Article in English | LILACS, BDENF | ID: lil-731299

ABSTRACT

Objective To assess primary health care attributes of access to a first contact, comprehensiveness, coordination, continuity, family guidance and community orientation. Method An evaluative, quantitative and cross-sectional study with 35 professional teams in the Family Health Program of the Alfenas region, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Data collection was done with the Primary Care Assessment Tool - Brazil, professional version. Results Results revealed a low percentage of medical experts among the participants who evaluated the attributes with high scores, with the exception of access to a first contact. Data analysis revealed needs for improvement: hours of service; forms of communication between clients and healthcare services and between clients and professionals; the mechanism of counter-referral. Conclusion It was concluded that there is a mismatch between the provision of services and the needs of the population, which compromises the quality of primary health care.


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Objetivo Evaluar la atención primaria de salud a través de las cualidades: Acesso de Primero Contacto, Intregidad, Coordinación, Longitudinalidad, Orientación Familiar, Orientación Comunitaria. Método Se trata de una evaluación cuantitativa y estudio transverso con 35 equipos de profesionales de la Estrategia de Salud de la Familia, de región de Alfenas, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Para recopilar los datos, se utilizó el Instrumento de Evaluación de la Atención Primaria - Brasil , la versión Professional. Resultados Los datos revelaron un bajo porcentaje de especialistas médicos en Atencion Primaria de Salud. Los participantes evaluó las calidades con puntajes altos, con la excepción de Acceso Primero Contacto. El análisis de datos reveló una mejora necesidades: horarios de apertura de los servicios; las formas de comunicación entre el usuario y el servicio y entre el usuario y el profesional, la remissión y consulta. Conclusión Existe un desajuste entre la oferta de servicios y las necesidades de la población, lo que compromete la calidad de la Atención Primaria de Salud.
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Objetivo Avaliar a Atenção Primária à Saúde por meio dos atributos: Acesso de Primeiro Contato, Integralidade, Coordenação, Longitudinalidade, Orientação Familiar, Orientação Comunitária. Método Estudo avaliativo, quantitativo e transversal, realizado com 34 profissionais de equipes da Estratégia de Saúde da Família da microrregião de Alfenas, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Para a coleta de dados, foi utilizado o Primary Care Assessment Tool – Brasil, versão profissionais. Resultados Os dados revelaram baixo percentual de profissionais médicos especialistas em Atenção Primária à Saúde. Os participantes avaliaram os atributos com altos escores, com exceção do Acesso de Primeiro Contato. A análise dos dados revelou necessidades de aperfeiçoamento: o horário de funcionamento dos serviços; as formas de comunicação entre usuário e serviço, e entre usuário e profissionais; o mecanismo de contrarreferência. Conclusão Existe um descompasso entre a oferta de serviços e as necessidades da população que compromete a qualidade da Atenção Primária a Saúde.
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Subject(s)
Humans , Endothelium, Vascular/enzymology , Phosphotransferases (Alcohol Group Acceptor)/genetics , Sphingosine/analogs & derivatives , Stomach Neoplasms/enzymology , Stomach Neoplasms/genetics , Cell Communication , Cell Division/drug effects , Cell Line , Culture Media, Conditioned , Endothelium, Vascular/drug effects , Endothelium, Vascular/pathology , Enzyme Inhibitors/pharmacology , Gene Expression , Phosphotransferases (Alcohol Group Acceptor)/antagonists & inhibitors , RNA, Messenger/genetics , RNA, Neoplasm/genetics , Sphingosine/pharmacology , Stomach Neoplasms/blood supply , Tumor Cells, Cultured
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Rev. Esc. Enferm. USP ; 48(spe): 116-121, 08/2014.
Article in English | LILACS, BDENF | ID: lil-731301

ABSTRACT

Objective Identify nurses’ emancipatory practices in primary care, to contribute to the improvement of health care. Method A case study type social research of qualitative nature, in which nurses of a primary health care service unit in São Paulo were interviewed. Results The home visit was identified as a nursing practice possible to be expanded in order to identify social determinants of health, triggering emancipatory practices in the service. This expansion occurred because the design of health care labour intended by the service team changed its focus from the traditional object of health services, the disease. Conclusion First, it is advocated that social policies lead projects with the purpose of improving health needs. On the other hand, the daily labour needs to provide opportunities for reflection and discussion of healthcare projects, leading workers to propose labour-processes targeted to both the social determinants of health and people’s illness. .


Objetivo Identificar las prácticas emancipadoras de enfermeras en Unidad de Salud Familiar fueron el objeto de este estudio. Método La investigación social cualitativa tipo estúdio de caso. Fueron entrevistados enfermeros de una Unidad de Salud Familiar en Sao Paulo. Resultados Se identificó que la Visita Domiciliaria ha ampliado su alcance y identificado determinantes del proceso salud-enfermedad, lo que provocó en la Unidad de Salud Familiar prácticas emancipadoras. Esta expansión se produjo debido a que el diseño de la atención en propósito por la USF amplió el tradicional objeto de los servicios de salud. Conclusión Se aboga que las directrices de las políticas sociales basen proyectos que tengan como fin el mejoramiento de las necesidades de salud y que el trabajo diario proporcione la reflexión y discusión de los proyectos de atención, para proponer prácticas que enfoquen en los determinantes del proceso salud-enfermedad, tanto cuanto en sus resultados - la enfermedad en el cuerpo individual. .


Objetivo Identificar as práticas emancipatórias de enfermeiros da Atenção Primária, com a finalidade de contribuir para o aprimoramento do cuidado em saúde. Método Pesquisa social de natureza qualitativa, do tipo estudo de caso. Foram entrevistados os enfermeiros de uma Unidade de Saúde da Família em São Paulo. Resultados Identificou-se que a visita domiciliária, prática protocolar, ampliou seu escopo e identificou determinantes do processo saúde-doença, desencadeando na Unidade de Saúde da Família práticas emancipatórias. Essa ampliação ocorreu porque o projeto de cuidado intencionalizado ampliou o objeto tradicional dos serviços de saúde. Conclusão Advoga-se que as diretrizes das políticas sociais ancorem projetos que tomem como finalidade o aprimoramento das necessidades de saúde e que o cotidiano do trabalho proporcione reflexão e discussão dos projetos de cuidado, para intencionalizar práticas que incidam nos determinantes do processo saúde-doença, tanto quanto nos resultados - a doença expressa no corpo individual. .


Subject(s)
Humans , Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Kinases/genetics , Receptors, Growth Factor/genetics , Stomach Neoplasms/genetics , Cell Communication , Cell Division/drug effects , Cell Line , Culture Media, Conditioned , Endothelial Growth Factors/metabolism , Endothelium, Vascular/metabolism , Endothelium, Vascular/pathology , Gene Expression , Lymphokines/metabolism , Neovascularization, Pathologic , Oligodeoxyribonucleotides, Antisense/genetics , Oligodeoxyribonucleotides, Antisense/pharmacology , RNA, Messenger/genetics , RNA, Neoplasm/genetics , Receptors, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor , Stomach Neoplasms/blood supply , Stomach Neoplasms/pathology , Tumor Cells, Cultured , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors
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Indian J Biochem Biophys ; 2014 Feb; 51(1): 37-45
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-154229

ABSTRACT

The hepatoprotective potential of aqueous Azadirachta indica leaf extract (AAILE) was assessed against DMBA-induced hepatotoxicity. DMBA  (7,12-dimethylbenz[a] anthracene) treatment (40 mg/kg body weight, ip) to male Balb/c mice resulted in the derailment of liver function as revealed by extremely slow clearance of 99mTc-mebrofenin from liver, elevated levels of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and alanine transaminase (ALT), compared to control group. In addition, elevated micronuclei score and high apoptotic index indicated hepatogenotoxicity in DMBA-treated mice. DMBA treatment also upregulated cytochrome P450 (CYP), cytochrome b5 (Cyt b5) and decreased glutathione-S-transferase activity in hepatic tissue, compared to control group. Enhanced lipid peroxidation (LPO) levels along with decreased reduced glutathione (GSH) level were also observed in DMBA group, compared to control group. AAILE co-treatment (200 mg/kg body weight, po, thrice a week) for 8 weeks followed by DMBA injection showed significant improvement in hepatic status, as revealed by normalization of 99mTc-mebrofenin clearance rate, decreased ALP and ALT levels, reduced genotoxicity in terms of micronuclei score and apoptotic index. Levels of LPO were significantly decreased along with increased hepatic GST and GSH levels in AAILE + DMBA group, compared to DMBA group. However, no significant change was observed in hepatic CYP and Cyt b5 levels, compared to DMBA group. The results indicated that AAILE effectively ameliorated DMBA-induced hepatotoxicity.


Subject(s)
9,10-Dimethyl-1,2-benzanthracene/toxicity , Animals , Azadirachta/chemistry , Cell Division/drug effects , Cytoprotection/drug effects , Liver/cytology , Liver/drug effects , Liver/metabolism , Liver/toxicity , Male , Mice , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Micronucleus Tests , Oxidative Stress , Plant Extracts/pharmacology , Plant Leaves/chemistry , Radiometry
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Biocell ; 37(1): 1-9, Apr. 2013. ilus, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-694715

ABSTRACT

Cell lines with high passage numbers exhibit alterations in cell morphology and functions. In the present work, C2C12 skeletal muscle cells with either low (<20) or high (>60) passage numbers (identified as l-C2C12 or h-C2C12, respectively) were used to investigate the apoptotic response to H2O2 as a function of culture age h-C2C12. We found that older cultures (h-C2C12 group) were depleted of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). When we analyzed the behavior of Bad, Bax, caspase-3 and mitochondrial transmembrane potential, we observed that cells in the h-C2C12 group were resistant to H2O2 induction of apoptosis. We propose serially cultured C2C12 cells as a refractory model to H2O2-induced apoptosis. In addition, the data obtained in this work suggest that mtDNA is required for apoptotic cell death in skeletal muscle C2C12 cells.


Subject(s)
Animals , Mice , Apoptosis/drug effects , Hydrogen Peroxide/pharmacology , Mitochondria/pathology , Myoblasts, Skeletal/pathology , Oxidants/pharmacology , Blotting, Western , Cell Culture Techniques , Cells, Cultured , /metabolism , Cell Division/drug effects , Immunoprecipitation , Microscopy, Fluorescence , Membrane Potential, Mitochondrial/drug effects , Mitochondria/drug effects , Mitochondria/metabolism , Myoblasts, Skeletal/drug effects , Myoblasts, Skeletal/metabolism , /metabolism
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-147327

ABSTRACT

New colchicine analogs have been synthesized with the aim of developing stronger potential anticancer activities. Among the analogs, CT20126 has been previously reported to show immunosuppressive activities. Here, we report that CT20126 also shows potential anticancer effects via an unusual mechanism: the modulation of microtubule integrity and cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase before apoptosis. When we treated COS-7 cells with CT20126 (5 muM), the normal thread-like microtubules were disrupted into tubulin dimers within 10 min and thereafter repolymerized into short, thick filaments. In contrast, cells treated with the same concentration of colchicine exhibited microtubule depolymerization after 20 min and never underwent repolymerization. Furthermore, optical density (OD) analysis (350 nm) with purified tubulin showed that CT20126 had a higher repolymerizing activity than that of Taxol, a potent microtubule-polymerizing agent. These results suggest that the effects of CT20126 on microtubule integrity differ from those of colchicine: the analog first destabilizes microtubules and then stabilizes the disrupted tubulins into short, thick polymers. Furthermore, CT20126 induced a greater level of apoptotic activity in Jurkat T cells than colchicine (assessed by G2/M arrest, caspase-3 activation and cell sorting). At 20 nM, CT20126 induced 47% apoptosis among Jurkat T cells, whereas colchicine induced only 33% apoptosis. Our results suggest that the colchicine analog CT20126 can potently induce apoptosis by disrupting microtubule integrity in a manner that differs from that of colchicine or Taxol.


Subject(s)
Acetylation/drug effects , Animals , Apoptosis/drug effects , COS Cells , Caspase 3/metabolism , Cattle , Cell Division/drug effects , Chlorocebus aethiops , Colchicine/analogs & derivatives , Enzyme Activation/drug effects , G2 Phase/drug effects , Humans , Jurkat Cells , Microtubules/metabolism , Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerases/metabolism , Tubulin/metabolism , Tubulin Modulators/chemistry
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Braz. j. biol ; 72(3): 471-477, Aug. 2012. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-649335

ABSTRACT

Toxicity and genotoxicity tests were performed on root cells of Allium cepa in order to evaluate wastewater quality following an ECF cellulose bleaching process. The results revealed a toxic effect of the effluent, with inhibition of meristem growth and generally lower values of metaphase, anaphase and telophase indices at pH 10.5 than pH 7 for all effluent concentrations. The genotoxicity effect was different from the toxic effect given that the micronucleus and the chromosomal aberration tests in anaphase-telophase cells were low over all ranges of the studied effluent concentrations.


Os testes de toxicidade e genotoxicidade foram realizados em células da raiz de Allium cepa, a fim de avaliar a qualidade do efluente na sequência de um processo de branqueamento de celulose ECF. Os resultados revelaram um efeito tóxico do efluente, com inibição de crescimento do meristema e valores geralmente baixos de metáfase, anáfase e índices de telófase, a pH 10,5 e pH 7, para todas as concentrações do efluente. O efeito de genotoxicidade foi diferente do efeito tóxico, uma vez que o micronúcleo e os testes de aberrações cromossômicas em anáfase-telófase das células foram baixos em todas as gamas de concentrações do efluente estudado.


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Bleaching Agents/toxicity , Chromosome Aberrations , Cellulose/metabolism , Meristem/drug effects , Onions/drug effects , Cell Division/drug effects , Mitotic Index , Mutagenicity Tests , Onions/cytology
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Rev. salud pública ; 16(3): 347-360, 2012. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-729657

ABSTRACT

Objectivo El propósito del presente estudio es analizar las inequidades socioeconómicas en la utilización de servicios de salud en el Ecuador, las inequidades en la distribución geográfica de recursos humanos en salud, y reflexionar sobre los retos de equidad que el sistema de salud ecuatoriano enfrenta en la actualidad. Métodos Se utilizó la Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud Materno-Infantil (ENDEMAIN 2004) como la principal fuente de datos, cuya muestra es representativa de la población ecuatoriana. Para estimar los efectos en utilización de servicios de salud utilizamos análisis multivariado multinivel (usando el paquete estadístico MLWiN 2.02) y análisis espacial de recursos en salud (usando GeoDa 1.0.1 ). Resultados Nuestro análisis encontró que inequidades sociales, económicas y geográficas limitan el acceso a servicios de salud en el Ecuador. Hogares de bajos recursos, indígenas y aquellos que viven enáreas rurales (muchos con las tres características a la vez) tienen menos posibilidades de utilizar servicios de salud. A pesar de la marcada concentración de proveedores de salud en zonas urbanas, encontramos que la presencia de personal de salud (excluyendo a médicos) en entidades públicas rurales incrementa la posibilidad de utilización de servicios preventivos y curativos. Conclusiones Los esfuerzos para transformar el sistema de salud deben reducir barreras sociales, culturales, financieras; y las desigualdades en la distribución de recursos humanos en salud, particularmente en elárea rural. Consideramos que la orientación comunitaria y familiar de los servicios, y el incremento de espacios de participación ciudadana son necesarios para reducir dichas inequidades.


Objective The present study was aimed at analysing socioeconomic inequity regarding the use of health services in Ecuador, inequity regarding the geographic distribution of healthcare-related human resources and reflecting on the challenges concerning equity which the Ecuadorian health system is currently facing. Methods The Ecuadorian Demographic, Maternal and Infant Health Survey (2004) was used as the main data source, as its sample was representative of the Ecuadorian population. Multilevel multivariate analysis (MLWiN 2.02 statistical software) and spatial data analysis regarding health resources (GeoDa 1.0.1) were used for estimating the effects of using health services. Results It was found that social, economic and geographic inequity limited access to health services in Ecuador. People living in low economic resource households or indigenous housing and people living in rural areas (many of them having all three characteristics at the same time) had less possibility of using health services. In spite of a marked concentration of health-service providers in urban areas, it was found that the presence of healthcare personnel (excluding doctors) in rural public entities increased the possibility of using preventative and curative services. Conclusions Efforts at transforming the Ecuadorian health system must be aimed at reducing social, cultural and financial barriers and inequality regarding the distribution de healthcare-related human resources, particularly in rural areas. Community and family orientation of the services and increasing spaces for citizen participation are necessary for reducing such inequity.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Collagen/metabolism , Hepatocytes/drug effects , Iron/pharmacology , /metabolism , Actins/metabolism , Cell Division/drug effects , Collagen/drug effects , Ferric Compounds/pharmacology , Gene Expression/drug effects , Hepatocytes/metabolism , Malondialdehyde/metabolism , Rats, Sprague-Dawley
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