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#1Dipo Aldila (UI: University of Indonesia)H-Index: 12
#2Brenda M. Samiadji (UI: University of Indonesia)H-Index: 3
Last. Muhammad Shahzad (University of Haripur)H-Index: 5
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OBJECTIVE: Several essential factors have played a crucial role in the spreading mechanism of COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) in the human population. These factors include undetected cases, asymptomatic cases, and several non-pharmaceutical interventions. Because of the rapid spread of COVID-19 worldwide, understanding the significance of these factors is crucial in determining whether COVID-19 will be eradicated or persist in the population. Hence, in this study, we establish a new mathema...
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#1Juana del Valle-Mendoza (UPC: Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas)H-Index: 10
Last. Luis J. del Valle (UPC: Polytechnic University of Catalonia)H-Index: 28
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OBJECTIVE To determine the general and genotype-specific prevalence of HPV and to identify potential risk factors for the infection in a population-based screening of Peruvian women. RESULTS A total of 524 samples were analyzed by PCR and a total of 100 HPV positive samples were found, of which 89 were high-risk, 19 were probably oncogenic, 9 were low-risk and 27 other HPV types. The 26-35 and 36-45 age groups showed the highest proportion of HPV positive samples with a total of 37% (37/100) and...
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#1Juana del Valle-Mendoza (UPC: Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas)H-Index: 10
#2Carlos Palomares-Reyes (UPC: Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas)H-Index: 5
Last. Wilmer Silva-Caso (UPC: Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas)H-Index: 10
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OBJECTIVE This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of leptospirosis among febrile patients with a suspicious clinical diagnosis of dengue fever in northern Peru. RESULTS A total of 276 serum samples from patients with acute febrile illness (AFI) and suspected diagnosis for dengue virus (DENV) were analyzed. We identified an etiological agent in 121 (47.5%) patients, DENV was detected in 30.4% of the cases, leptospirosis in 11.2% and co-infection by both pathogens was observed in 5....
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#1Angie Joyce Hamasaki-Matos (UPC: Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas)H-Index: 1
#2Katherine Marlene Cóndor-Marín (UPC: Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas)H-Index: 1
Last. Juana del Valle-Mendoza (UPC: Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas)H-Index: 10
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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to characterize the composition of the gut microbiota in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) patients with adequate and inadequate metabolic control, and its relationship with fiber consumption. RESULTS A total of 26 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were enrolled, of which 7 (26.9%) cases had adequate metabolic control (HbA1c < 7%) and 19 (73.1%) inadequate metabolic control (HbA1c ≥ 7%). It was observed that among patients with controlled T2DM,...
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#1Amanda N. Henning (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 7
#2Daniel S. Green (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 8
Last. Valeria De Giorgi (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 14
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OBJECTIVE Transcriptional profiling of immune cells is an indispensable tool in biomedical research; however, heterogenous sample types routinely used in transcriptomic studies may mask important cell type-specific transcriptional differences. Techniques to isolate desired cell types are used to overcome this limitation. We sought to evaluate the use of immunomagnetic B cell isolation on RNA quality and transcriptional output. Additionally, we aimed to develop a B cell gene signature representat...
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#1Laleh Sheikhi Moghaddam (MSU: Morgan State University)H-Index: 1
#2Ayobami Adegbite (MSU: Morgan State University)H-Index: 1
Last. Pumtiwitt C. McCarthy (MSU: Morgan State University)H-Index: 7
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OBJECTIVE Neisseria meningitidis is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes meningitis. N. meningitidis serogroup W (NmW) capsule polymerase synthesizes capsular polysaccharide of this serogroup. This enzyme could be a tool for meningococcal glycoconjugate vaccine development. Our long-term goal is to control activity of the NmW capsule polymerase for production of defined carbohydrates for vaccines. The enzyme lacks a simple, high-throughput activity assay. Here, we describe the use of high-throu...
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#1Alireza Mohammadi (UMA: University of Mohaghegh Ardabili)H-Index: 4
#2Elahe Pishgar (Shahid Beheshti University)H-Index: 2
Last. Behzad Kiani (MUMS: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 9
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OBJECTIVES Hypertension is a prevalent chronic disease globally. A multifaceted combination of risk factors is associated with hypertension. Scientific literature has shown the association among individual and environmental factors with hypertension, however, a comprehensive database including demographic, environmental, individual attributes and nutritional status has been rarely studied. Moreover, an integrated spatial-epidemiological approach has been scarcely researched. Therefore, this stud...
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#1Joseph L. Mathew (PGIMER: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research)H-Index: 20
#2Pooja N. Patel (UM: University of Michigan)
Last. Matthew L. Boulton (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 27
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OBJECTIVE Mobile phones are used in research studies, to enroll and follow-up participants, collect data, and implement mHealth initiatives. We conducted a longitudinal study in a birth cohort, where infants were required to make four scheduled visits by 12 months of age. Families of those failing to attend scheduled follow-up visits, were contacted telephonically to ascertain the reasons, which were categorized as: not interested to continue participating, migrated, phone disconnected due to te...
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#1Alvaro Schwalb (Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt)H-Index: 5
#2Rodrigo Cachay (Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt)H-Index: 3
Last. Eduardo Gotuzzo (Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt)H-Index: 75
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Objective null To determine at two distinct time points the prevalence of resistance to ofloxacin (OFX), the representative class drug of fluoroquinolones (FQs), in M. tuberculosis isolates susceptible to first-line drugs. null Results null There were 279 M. tuberculosis isolates from the two cohorts (2004-2005: 238 isolates; 2017: 41 isolates) that underwent OFX drug-susceptibility testing (critical concentration: 2 µg/ml). Of 238 isolates in Cohort 1, no resistance to OFX was detected (95% CI ...
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#1Mari Akiyama (Osaka Dental University)H-Index: 4
OBJECTIVE Bone regeneration is a potential technique for treating osteoporosis. A previous study reported that F-box and WD-40 domain-containing protein 2 (FBXW2) localized with osteocalcin in bovine periosteum after 5 weeks of explant culture. However, the osteoblastic functions of FBXW2 remain unclear. In this study, double-fluorescent immunostaining was used to investigate the potential role of FBXW2 and its relationship with osteocalcin. RESULTS At day 0, FBXW2 was expressed in the cambium l...
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