Bruno Miguel

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 Feline aminopeptidase N (fAPN) has been shown to serve as a receptor for feline, canine, porcine and human coronaviruses. Our objective was to determine if fAPN can serve as a receptor for infectious bronchitis virus (IBV). Feline kidney cells that express fAPN and hamster kidney fibroblasts that do not express fAPN were inoculated with IBV and monitored(More)
The distribution of arthritis and osteomyelitis (OM) was studied in turkeys with green liver (GL) discoloration collected in a processing plant; the turkeys originated from seven commercial farms. Overall occurrence of GL, arthritis, and OM in the 25,320 inspected toms was 264 (1.04%), 123 (0.49%), and 107 (0.42%), respectively, and in the 16,690 inspected(More)
AIMS To assess EuroSCORE performance in predicting in-hospital mortality in on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). METHODS AND RESULTS Additive and logistic EuroSCORE were computed for consecutive patients undergoing CABG (n = 3440, 75%) or OPCAB (n = 1140, 25%) at our hospital from 1999 to(More)
Indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) assay and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) are two current methods commonly used for the detection of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) and its serotypes. The objectives of this study were to compare the two methods relative to detecting IBV in chicken embryos that were artificially inoculated with(More)
A total of 1300 birds in flock of breeder Pharaoh quail (Coturinix coturnix) experienced a moderate rate of mortality (13%) during a 7-day period. Clinical signs included depression, ruffled feathers, prostration, lameness, inapetence, diarrhea, and periorbital sinus swelling with mucoid discharge and lameness. Gross lesions observed in dead quail were(More)
Aortic dissection is a real problem of public health, it is a medical emergency and may quickly lead to death. Aortic dissection is caused by aortal tissue perforation because of blood pressure. It consists of tears (or holes of the intimal tissue) inside lumens. These tears are difficult to detect because they do not correspond to a filled organ to(More)
We thank Gachabayov and colleagues for their letter commenting on the article by Trenti et al. [1] published in Techniques in Coloproctology. We are sorry if some statements and results confuse the reader. We are happy to clarify all the points highlighted in the letter. Some of them may have resulted from perfunctory reading of the article. As regards the(More)