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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920813/mycobacteriosis-in-captive-psittacines-a-brief-review-and-case-series-in-common-companion-species-eclectus-roratus-amazona-oratrix-and-pionites-melanocephala
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Anna Elizabeth McRee, Christine T Higbie, Javier G Nevarez, Nathalie T Rademacher, Thomas N Tully
In 2015, three psittacines were presented within 30 days, each with differing clinical signs and patient histories. A 13-yr-old male eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus) was presented for weakness, depression, and acute anorexia. On presentation it was determined to have a heart murmur, severely elevated white blood cell count (93.9 10(3)/μl) with a left shift (2.8 10(3)/μl bands), and anemia (30%). Severe hepatomegaly was noted on radiographs, ultrasonography, and computed tomography. A cytological sample of the liver obtained through a fine needle aspirate revealed intracellular acid-fast bacilli identified as Mycobacterium avium...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899777/jerusalem-artichoke-enriched-diet-on-growth-performance-immuno-hematological-changes-and-disease-resistance-against-aeromonas-hydrophila-in-asian-seabass-lates-calcarifer
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Sajjad Syed Raffic Ali, Kondusamy Ambasankar, Mohamed Saiyad Musthafa, Ramasamy Harikrishnan
A 45 days feeding trial was conducted to study the effect of Jerusalem artichoke (JA) on growth performance, body composition, biochemical, immuno-hematological parameters and disease resistance in Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) fingerlings against Aeromonas hydrophila. JA was supplemented at three different levels viz., control 0, 5, 10, and 20 g kg(-1) in the commercial diet (403 g kg(-1)protein and 89 g kg (-1)lipid) in L. calcarifer. The results showed that there were no significant (P > 0...
September 9, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882440/determinants-of-under-immunization-and-cumulative-time-spent-under-immunized-in-a-quebec-cohort
#3
Shauna O'Donnell, Eve Dubé, Bruce Tapiero, Arnaud Gagneur, Margaret K Doll, Caroline Quach
BACKGROUND: Under-immunization refers to a state of sub-optimal protection against vaccine preventable diseases. Vaccine coverage for age may not capture intentional or non-intentional spacing of vaccines in the recommended provincial immunization guidelines. We aimed to identify factors associated with coverage and under-immunization and to determine the number of days during which children were under-immunized during their first 24months of life. METHODS: Secondary analysis of children ≤3years recruited through active surveillance for gastroenteritis from three Quebec pediatric emergency departments from 2012 to 2014...
September 4, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858379/hematologic-reference-intervals-for-wild-black-vultures-coragyps-atratus
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Jean C A Barbara, Vivian L Ferreira, Fernanda J V Guida, Fabíola E S Prioste, Eliana R Matushima, Tânia F Raso
BACKGROUND: The Black vulture (Coragyps atratus) is the most common species of vulture and is widespread in all America. The species feeds on rotting carcasses, and large groups are frequently seen in urban areas, concentrating especially on rubbish dumps. Although C atratus is a very common species in some areas, little is known about its health in the wild. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine hematologic RIs of wild adult Black vultures. METHODS: Blood samples were obtained from 70 wild Black vultures captured in São Paulo, Brazil...
August 31, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843893/chemopreventive-and-remediation-effect-of-adansonia-digitata-l-baobab-bombacaceae-stem-bark-extracts-in-mouse-model-malaria
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A O Adeoye, C O Bewaji
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Adansonia digitata L. Baobab (Bombacaceae) solvent extracts have been reported to possess medicinal properties and are currently been used traditionally for the treatment of malaria and several other diseases and infection; however few reports exist in literature that provides supportive scientific evidence in favour of its medicinal use. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study investigated the efficacy of Adansonia digitata stem bark extract in offering protection against experimental malaria and also examined its remediation effect when administered after established infection...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841852/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-staphylococcus-aureus-nasopharyngeal-carriage-during-a-pcv-trial
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Abdoulie Bojang, Lindsay Kendall, Effua Usuf, Uzochukwu Egere, Sarah Mulwa, Martin Antonio, Brian Greenwood, Philip C Hill, Anna Roca
BACKGROUND: We conducted an ancillary study among individuals who had participated in a cluster-randomized PCV-7 trial in rural Gambia (some clusters were wholly-vaccinated while in others only young children had been vaccinated), to determine the prevalence and risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus nasopharyngeal carriage. METHODS: Two hundred thirty-two children aged 5-10 years were recruited and followed from 4 to 20 months after vaccination started. We collected 1264 nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS)...
August 25, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836011/retinal-sensitivity-after-displacement-of-submacular-hemorrhage-due-to-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-effectiveness-and-safety-of-subretinal-tissue-plasminogen-activator
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Shuhei Kimura, Yuki Morizane, Ryo Matoba, Mio Hosokawa, Yusuke Shiode, Masayuki Hirano, Shinichiro Doi, Shinji Toshima, Kosuke Takahashi, Mika Hosogi, Atsushi Fujiwara, Fumio Shiraga
PURPOSE: To investigate the effectiveness of displacement of submacular hemorrhage (SMH) caused by polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) by assessing retinal sensitivity using microperimetry. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 11 consecutive PCV patients with SMH. All patients underwent vitrectomy, subretinal injection of tissue plasminogen activator, and fluid-air exchange, followed by antivascular endothelial growth factor therapy using a pro re nata regimen...
August 23, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835638/shared-genetic-variants-for-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-and-typical-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-east-asians
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Qiao Fan, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Li Jia Chen, Kenji Yamashiro, Jeeyun Ahn, Augustinus Laude, Ranjana Mathur, Chan Choi Mun, Ian Y Yeo, Tock Han Lim, Yik-Ying Teo, Chiea Chuen Khor, Kyu-Hyung Park, Nagahisa Yoshimura, Chi Pui Pang, Tien Yin Wong, Ching-Yu Cheng
Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), a subtype of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) more frequently seen in East Asians, has both common and distinct clinical manifestations with typical neovascular AMD (tAMD). We aim to examine the extent to which common genetic variants are shared between these two subtypes. We performed the meta-analysis of association in a total of 1062 PCV patients, 1157 tAMD patients and 5275 controls of East Asian descent from the Genetics of AMD in Asians Consortium at the 34 known AMD loci...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820169/aflibercept-for-recurrent-or-recalcitrant-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-in-indian-eyes-early-experience
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Aditya Bansal, Muna Bhende, Tarun Sharma, Pramod Bhende, Suchetana Mukherjee
Treatment guidelines for symptomatic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) have been described, but the management of recurrent or recalcitrant PCV is a challenge. The newer anti-vascular endothelial growth factor: aflibercept has shown promise in the treatment of both treatment naive and recalcitrant PCV in studies outside India. We present the minimum 6 months results of intravitreal aflibercept in recurrent and recalcitrant PCV in Indian eyes after multiple injections of bevacizumab/ranibizumab with or without photodynamic therapy...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819279/application-of-current-prognostic-models-for-primary-myelofibrosis-in-the-setting-of-post-polycythemia-vera-or-post-essential-thrombocythemia-myelofibrosis
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A Tefferi, L Saeed, C A Hanson, R P Ketterling, A Pardanani, N Gangat
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 18 August 2017. doi:10.1038/leu.2017.268.
August 18, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818574/antimicrobial-resistance-determinants-and-susceptibility-profiles-of-pneumococcal-isolates-recovered-in-trinidad-and-tobago
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Paulina A Hawkins, Patrick E Akpaka, Michele Nurse-Lucas, Rebecca Gladstone, Stephen D Bentley, Robert F Breiman, Lesley McGee, William H Swanston
INTRODUCTION: In Latin America and the Caribbean, pneumococcal infections were estimated to account for 12,000-18,000 deaths, 327,000 cases of pneumonia, 4,000 cases of meningitis and 1,229 cases of sepsis each year in children under five years old. Resistance of pneumococci to antimicrobial agents has evolved into a worldwide health problem in the last few decades. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of 98 pneumococcal isolates collected in Trinidad and Tobago and associated genetic determinants...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807317/validation-of-the-famacha%C3%A2-system-in-south-american-camelids
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Bobby E Storey, Lisa H Williamson, Sue B Howell, Thomas H Terrill, Roy Berghaus, Anand N Vidyashankar, Ray M Kaplan
Haemonchus contortus resistant to multiple anthelmintics threaten the viability of the small ruminant industry in areas where this parasite is prevalent. In response to this situation, the FAMACHA© system was developed and validated for use with small ruminants as a way to detect clinical anemia associated with haemonchosis. Given that H. contortus and multiple anthelmintic resistance is a similar problem in camelids, the FAMACHA© system might also provide the same benefits. To address this need, a validation study of the FAMACHA© system was conducted on 21 alpaca and llama farms over a 2-year period...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795781/evaluation-of-the-use-of-shock-index-in-identifying-acute-blood-loss-in-healthy-blood-donor-dogs
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Erin E McGowan, Kimberly Marryott, Kenneth J Drobatz, Erica L Reineke
OBJECTIVE: To determine if shock index (SI) would increase following blood donation and if it would be a more sensitive assessment of acute blood loss as compared with heart rate (HR), blood pressure, and plasma lactate. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Twenty client-owned clinically normal dogs. INTERVENTIONS: Peripheral venous blood measurements and blood donation...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795619/hematological-and-molecular-characterization-of-a-novel-hb-a2-variant-with-homozygous-%C3%AE-thalassemia-2-in-a-southern-thai-individual
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Manit Nuinoon, Nutjaree Jeenduang, Aumpika Kesornsit, Dararat Horpet, Thunyaluk Plyduang
We report here the hematological and molecular features of a novel δ-globin chain variant found in a Southern Thai woman. Her complete blood count was as follows: red blood cell (RBC) count 5.90 × 10(12)/L, hemoglobin concentration (Hb) 12.6 g/dL, packed cell volume (PCV) 0.41 L/L, mean corpuscular volume (MCV) 69.5 fL, mean corpuscular Hb (MCH) 21.4 pg, mean corpuscular Hb concentration (MCHC) 30.7 g/dL and RBC distribution width (RDW) 13.1%. The blood smear demonstrated microcytic hypochromic RBCs suggestive of thalassemia trait...
August 10, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790546/effect-of-cigarette-smoking-on-haematological-parameters-in-healthy-population
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Maja Malenica, Besim Prnjavorac, Tamer Bego, Tanja Dujic, Sabina Semiz, Selma Skrbo, Amar Gusic, Ajla Hadzic, Adlija Causevic
OBJECTIVE: Tobacco cigarette smoking is one of the major leading causes of death throughout the world. Smoking has both acute and chronic effect on haematological parameters. The aim of the present study was to assess the extent of adverse effects of cigarette smoking on biochemical characteristics in healthy smokers. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: One hundred and fifty six subjects participated in this study, 56 smokers and 100 non-smokers. The smokers were regularly consuming 10-20 cigarettes per day for at least 3 years...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783866/hematologic-and-plasma-chemistry-ris-for-cultured-striped-catfish-pangasius-hypophthalmus-in-recirculating-aquaculture-systems
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Oscar A Galagarza, David D Kuhn, Stephen A Smith, Terry C Hrubec
BACKGROUND: Striped catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus) is a valuable aquaculture fish species produced primarily in Southeast Asia. In the United States, it is bred as an ornamental species. Striped catfish has high productivity and great demand in numerous countries around the world, yet little is known about its normal physiology. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to establish hematologic and blood chemistry RIs for healthy juvenile Striped catfish. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 70 Striped catfish raised in recirculating aquaculture systems...
August 7, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783380/streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotype-19a-worldwide-epidemiology
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Raul Isturiz, Heather L Sings, Betsy Hilton, Adriano Arguedas, Ralf-René Reinert, Luis Jodar
Streptococcus pneumoniae causes mucosal and invasive diseases with high morbidity and mortality. Introduction of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) into routine infant immunization programs worldwide resulted in serotype 19A becoming a leading cause of the remaining pneumococcal disease burden in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. This article reviews the impact of the latest generation PCVs (10-valent PCV, PCV10, and 13-valent PCV, PCV13) on serotype 19A. Areas covered: This article covers immune responses elicited by PCV7, PCV10 and PCV13 against serotype 19A and their impact on nasopharyngeal (NP) carriage and disease in vaccinated and unvaccinated populations using data from surveillance systems, randomized controlled trials, and observational studies...
August 7, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780529/magnitude-of-reactive-thrombocytosis-and-associated-clinical-conditions-in-dogs
#18
Labrini V Athanasiou, Zoe S Polizopoulou, Eleftheria G Papavasileiou, Efstathios L Mpairamoglou, Maria C Kantere, Xanthi A Rousou
Previous studies on the underlying causes of thrombocytosis have raised scientific interest in its clinical relevance in dogs. The purpose of this study was: (1) to explore the clinical conditions associated with thrombocytosis; (2) to compare platelet counts among these conditions; and (3) to identify possible interactions with other haematological variables and associated conditions. Medical records of 195 dogs with thrombocytosis (platelet count >500×10(3)/μL) were reviewed for signalment, complete blood count results and definitive diagnosis...
September 9, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776337/changes-in-the-serotype-distribution-among-antibiotic-resistant-carriage-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolates-in-children-after-the-introduction-of-the-extended-valency-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine
#19
Joon Kee Lee, Ki Wook Yun, Eun Hwa Choi, Sun Jung Kim, Seong Yeon Lee, Hoan Jong Lee
This study investigated the serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance of 3,820 nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from infants and children who presented with respiratory symptoms at Seoul National University Children's Hospital from July 2010 to June 2015 after the introduction of the extended-valency pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs). Serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility were determined using the Quellung reaction and E-test, respectively. S. pneumoniae was isolated from 397 (10...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763425/frequency-of-acute-otitis-media-in-children-under-24-months-of-age-before-and-after-the-introduction-of-the-10-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-into-the-national-immunization-program-in-chile
#20
Andrés Rosenblut, Macarena Rosenblut, Karen García, Ximena Maul
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of acute otitis media (AOM). Pneumococcal non-typable Haemophilus influenzae Protein D Conjugate Vaccine (PCV-10) was introduced to the Chilean national immunization program (NIP) in 2011. The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency of AOM in children < 24 months of age attending the Emergency Department (ED) of Hospital Sótero del Río (HSR) 4 years before and 4 years after the introduction of PCV-10 in the Chilean NIP...
July 31, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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