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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713611/vascular-foramina-of-navicular-bone-a-morphometric-study
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Vani Prathapamchandra, Praveena Ravichandran, Jayanthi Shanmugasundaram, Anbalagan Jayaraman, Rajasekar Sivaprakasam Salem
The navicular bone is supplied by more than one artery. The knowledge about the vascular foramina is important to understand the pathogenesis and management of navicular fractures. The objective of the present study is to analyze the morphology and morphometry of vascular foramina of dried human navicular bone in Indian population. The study was carried out by using 100 navicular bones (50 right and 50 left) collected from our institute and other medical institutes in and around Puducherry. The bones were macroscopically studied for vascular foramina with respect to its location, number, size, and shape...
June 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712959/associations-between-long-term-exposure-to-air-pollution-glycosylated-hemoglobin-and-diabetes
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Trenton Honda, Vivian C Pun, Justin Manjourides, Helen Suh
BACKGROUND: Air pollution exposures have been shown to adversely impact health through a number of biological pathways associated with glucose metabolism. However, few studies have evaluated the associations between air pollution and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels. Further, no studies have evaluated these associations in US populations or investigated whether associations differ in diabetic as compared to non-diabetic populations. To address this knowledge gap, we investigated the associations between airborne fine particulate matter (PM2...
June 26, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700394/medication-adherence-condom-use-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-australian-preexposure-prophylaxis-users
#3
Luxi Lal, Jennifer Audsley, Dean A Murphy, Christopher K Fairley, Mark Stoove, Norm Roth, Richard Moore, Ban K Tee, Nalagafiar Puratmaja, Peter L Anderson, David Leslie, Robert M Grant, John De Wit, Edwina Wright
OBJECTIVE: HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) decreases risk of HIV acquisition; however, its efficacy is closely dependent on adherence. There is also concern that the preventive effect of PrEP may be offset by risk compensation, notably an increase in condomless anal sex. DESIGN: Multisite, open-label demonstration study that recruited people at current or recent risk of HIV infection in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: Participants were recruited from three general practice clinics and one sexual health clinic in Melbourne and consented to take daily tenofovir/emtricitabine (TFV/FTC) for 30 months...
July 31, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698616/barcode-its2-a-useful-tool-for-identifying-trachelospermum-jasminoides-and-a-good-monitor-for-medicine-market
#4
Ning Yu, Yu-Long Wei, Xin Zhang, Ning Zhu, Yan-Li Wang, Yue Zhu, Hai-Ping Zhang, Fen-Mei Li, Lan Yang, Jia-Qi Sun, Ai-Dong Sun
Trachelospermum jasminoides is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine. However, the use of the plant's local alternatives is frequent, causing potential clinical problems. The T. jasminoides sold in the medicine market is commonly dried and sliced, making traditional identification methods difficult. In this study, the ITS2 region was evaluated on 127 sequences representing T. jasminoides and its local alternatives according to PCR and sequencing rates, intra- and inter-specific divergences, secondary structure, and discrimination capacity...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690281/women-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-are-at-low-risk-of-poor-pregnancy-outcome-in-japan
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Seishi Furukawa, Kazuko Miyakawa, Joichi Shibata, Mitsutoshi Iwashita
Maternal subclinical hypothyroidism may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, although not consistently across regions. Here, we sought to determine the effect of elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) on pregnancy outcomes in Japanese women without known medical complications. TSH was determined by dried blood spots at 8-20 weeks of gestation, and 3.0-10.0 μU/mL of TSH was considered as elevated TSH (eTSH). A retrospective study involving 167 cases of eTSH was conducted. Five hundred and seventy eight of controls with normal TSH and without thyroid antibodies were selected...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648353/healthcare-contact-and-treatment-uptake-following-hepatitis-c-virus-screening-and-counseling-among-rural-appalachian-people-who-use-drugs
#6
Dustin B Stephens, April M Young, Jennifer R Havens
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains a major contributor to morbidity and mortality worldwide. Since 2009, Kentucky has led the United States in cases of acute HCV, driven largely by injection drug use in rural areas. Improved treatment regimens hold promise of mitigating the impact and transmission of HCV, but numerous barriers obstruct people who inject drugs (PWID) from receiving care, particularly in medically underserved settings. METHODS: 503 rural people who use drugs were recruited using respondent-driven sampling and received HCV screening and post-test counseling...
June 22, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629849/analysis-of-archived-newborn-dried-blood-spots-dbs-identifies-congenital-cytomegalovirus-as-a-major-cause-of-unexplained-pediatric-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Lucy Meyer, Bazak Sharon, Tina C Huang, Abby C Meyer, Kristin E Gravel, Lisa A Schimmenti, Elizabeth C Swanson, Hannah E Herd, Nelmary Hernandez-Alvarado, Kirsten R Coverstone, Mark McCann, Mark R Schleiss
PURPOSE: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is the most common non-genetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). However, accurate diagnosis of cCMV as the etiology of SNHL is problematic beyond the neonatal period. This study therefore examined whether cCMV infection could be identified retrospectively in children presenting with unexplained SNHL to a multidisciplinary diagnostic outpatient otolaryngology clinic at an academic medical center in Minnesota. METHODS: Over a 4-year period, 57 patients with an age range of 3months to 10years with unexplained SNHL were recruited to participate in this study...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629085/design-of-a-hybrid-biomaterial-for-tissue-engineering-biopolymer-scaffold-integrated-with-an-autologous-hydrogel-carrying-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Caroline R Weinstein-Oppenheimer, Donald I Brown, Rodrigo Coloma, Patricio Morales, Mauricio Reyna-Jeldes, María J Díaz, Elizabeth Sánchez, Cristian A Acevedo
Biologically active biomaterials as biopolymers and hydrogels have been used in medical applications providing favorable results in tissue engineering. In this research, a wound dressing device was designed by integration of an autologous clot hydrogel carrying mesenchymal stem-cells onto a biopolymeric scaffold. This hybrid biomaterial was tested in-vitro and in-vivo, and used in a human clinical case. The biopolymeric scaffold was made with gelatin, chitosan and hyaluronic acid, using a freeze-drying method...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606186/comparison-of-chemical-profiles-between-the-root-and-aerial-parts-from-three-bupleurum-species-based-on-a-uhplc-qtof-ms-metabolomics-approach
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Lin Zhu, Zhi-Tao Liang, Tao Yi, Yue Ma, Zhong-Zhen Zhao, Bao-Lin Guo, Jian-Ye Zhang, Hu-Biao Chen
BACKGROUND: Bupleuri Radix (Chaihu) represents one of the most successful and widely used herbal medicines in Asia for the treatment of many diseases such as inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases over the past 2000 years. In the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, Chaihu is recorded as the dried roots of Bupleurum chinense DC. and B. scorzonerifolium Willd. (Umbelliferae). However, the widespread demand for the herb has tended to far outstrip the supply. Whether the aerial parts, which account for 70 ~ 85% of the dry weights of Bupleurum species, could be used as an alternative for the root has become an important scientific issue for the sustainable utilization of Bupleurum species...
June 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599038/albumin-for-prehospital-fluid-resuscitation-of-hemorrhagic-shock-in-tactical-combat-casualty-care
#10
Nicholas M Studer, Michael D April, F Bowling, Paul D Danielson, Andrew P Cap
Optimal fluid resuscitation on the battlefield in the absence of blood products remains unclear. Contemporary Combat medics are generally limited to hydroxyethyl starch or crystalloid solutions, both of which present significant drawbacks. Obtaining US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved freeze-dried plasma (FDP) is a top casualty care research priority for the US Military. Interest in this agent reflects a desire to simultaneously expand intravascular volume and address coagulopathy. The history of FDP dates to the Second World War, when American expeditionary forces used this agent frequently...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557536/preoperative-hand-decontamination-in-ophthalmic-surgery-a-comparison-of-the-removal-of-bacteria-from-surgeons-hands-by-routine-antimicrobial-scrub-versus-an-alcoholic-hand-rub
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Yaara Forer, Colin Block, Shahar Frenkel
PURPOSE: The goal of this experiment was to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacy of routine preoperative hand washing using commercial medicated sponge brushes versus an alcoholic hand rub, by comparing bacterial growth on ophthalmic surgeons' hands after application of each of these methods. METHODS: Twenty ophthalmic surgeons were recruited at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Samples were collected twice from the hands of each surgeon after hand decontamination using two different protocols during routine surgical practice...
May 30, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525790/quantitative-lc-hrms-determination-of-selected-cardiovascular-drugs-in-dried-blood-spots-as-an-indicator-of-adherence-to-medication
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Dennis Bernieh, Graham Lawson, Sangeeta Tanna
Dried blood spot (DBS) sampling was investigated as a means of obtaining micro-volume blood samples for the quantitative analyses of ten commonly UK prescribed cardiovascular drugs as an indicator of medication adherence. An 8mm disc was punched out from each DBS from calibration, quality control and volunteer samples and extracted using methanol containing the internal standard. Each extract was evaporated to dryness, the residue reconstituted in methanol:water (40:60v/v) containing 0.1% formic acid and analysed by LC-HRMS...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513733/polylactic-acid-nano-and-microchamber-arrays-for-encapsulation-of-small-hydrophilic-molecules-featuring-drug-release-via-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound
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Meiyu Gai, Johannes Frueh, Tianyi Tao, Arseniy V Petrov, Vladimir V Petrov, Evgeniy V Shesterikov, Sergei I Tverdokhlebov, Gleb B Sukhorukov
Long term encapsulation combined with spatiotemporal release for a precisely defined quantity of small hydrophilic molecules on demand remains a challenge in various fields ranging from medical drug delivery, controlled release of catalysts to industrial anti-corrosion systems. Free-standing individually sealed polylactic acid (PLA) nano- and microchamber arrays were produced by one-step dip-coating a PDMS stamp into PLA solution for 5 s followed by drying under ambient conditions. The wall thickness of these hydrophobic nano-microchambers is tunable from 150 nm to 7 μm by varying the PLA solution concentration...
June 1, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504347/a-rapid-method-to-screen-poisoning-causative-agents-in-an-acute-care-hospital-in-japan
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K Usui, H Mori, T Tachi, T Matsumura, K Mori, A Takeda, Y Noguchi, T Yoshimura, H Teramachi
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: A simple, rapid analysis is required to simultaneously analyse medicinal toxicants in emergency medical care. In this regard, the analysis of blood samples by LC-MS/MS equipped with a spin column, involving a rapid, simple pretreatment, has attracted attention. In this study, sample pretreatment using a Monospin C18 column was performed to screen 11 medicinal toxicants in blood samples by LC-MS/MS. METHODS: Serum samples supplemented with 11 medical toxicants-acetaminophen, salicylic acid, nitrazepam, diphenhydramine, bromvalerylurea, phenobarbital, amitriptyline, risperidone, fenitrothion, malathion and methomyl-were pretreated with the Monospin C18 column according to Pretreatment I and Pretreatment II, followed by LC-MS/MS analysis...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501802/stability-of-proteins-in-dried-blood-spot-biobanks
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Johan Björkesten, Stefan Enroth, Qiujin Shen, Lotta Wik, David M Hougaard, Arieh S Cohen, Lene Sörensen, Vilmantas Giedraitis, Martin Ingelsson, Anders Larsson, Masood Kamali-Moghaddam, Ulf Landegren
An important motivation for the construction of biobanks is to discover biomarkers that identify diseases at early, potentially curable stages. This will require biobanks from large numbers of individuals, preferably sampled repeatedly, where the samples are collected and stored under conditions that preserve potential biomarkers. Dried blood samples are attractive for biobanking because of the ease and low cost of collection and storage. Here we have investigated their suitability for protein measurements...
July 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501425/the-effects-of-kratom-on-restraint-stress-induced-analgesia-and-its-mechanisms-of-action
#16
José Luis Vázquez López, Lorenz Schild, Thomas Günther, Stefan Schulz, Hartmud Neurath, Axel Becker
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Mitragyna speciosa and its extracts are called kratom (dried leaves, extract). They contain several alkaloids with an affinity for different opioid receptors. They are used in traditional medicine for the treatment of different diseases, as a substitute by opiate addicts, and to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms. Apart from their medical properties, they are used to enhance physical endurance and as a means of overcoming stress. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the mechanisms underlying the effects of kratom on restraint-stress-induced analgesia which occurs during or following exposure to a stressful or fearful stimulus...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495190/antibodies-to-toxoplasma-gondii-and-leishmania-spp-in-domestic-cats-from-luanda-angola
#17
Ana Patrícia Lopes, Ana Cristina Oliveira, Sara Granada, Filipa T Rodrigues, Elias Papadopoulos, Henk Schallig, Jitender P Dubey, Luís Cardoso
Toxoplasma gondii and Leishmania spp. are zoonotic protozoa of importance to animal and public health. The present study aimed to assess for the first time the seroprevalence of these zoonotic parasites in a domestic feline population living in Luanda, Angola. One hundred and two cats were sampled at a veterinary medical centre, from May 2014 to February 2016. The age of the cats ranged from 2.5 to 143 months (median: 12 months; interquartile range: 7.5-24). Serum samples were tested for immunoglobulin (Ig) G antibodies to T...
May 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493805/creating-three-dimensional-printed-models-of-acetabular-fractures-for-use-as-educational-tools
#18
Matthew S Manganaro, Yoav Morag, William J Weadock, Corrie M Yablon, Kara Gaetke-Udager, Erica B Stein
Acetabular fractures are frequently encountered in some clinical practices, and the precise classification of these fractures greatly influences treatments and outcomes. The authors identified the need for an educational aid when teaching acetabular fracture classifications, given the complex spatial anatomy and the nonintuitive classification system that is commonly used. Three-dimensional ( 3D three-dimensional ) printing is an evolving technique that has applications as an educational aid, providing the student with a tangible object to interact with and learn from...
May 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492472/molecular-surveillance-of-cronobacter-spp-isolated-from-a-wide-variety-of-foods-from-44-different-countries-by-sequence-typing-of-16s-rrna-rpob-and-o-antigen-genes
#19
Nancy Miranda, Pratik Banerjee, Steven Simpson, Khalil Kerdahi, Irshad M Sulaiman
Cronobacter spp. are emerging infectious bacteria that can cause acute meningitis and necrotizing enterocolitis in neonatal and immunocompromised individuals. Although this opportunistic human-pathogenic microorganism has been isolated from a wide variety of food and environmental samples, it has been primarily linked to foodborne outbreaks associated with powdered infant formula. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration use the presence of these microbes as one of the criteria to assess food adulteration and to implement regulatory actions...
May 11, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463880/medication-adherence-condom-use-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-australian-prep-users-interim-results-from-the-victorian-prep-demonstration-project
#20
Luxi Lal, Jennifer Audsley, Dean Murphy, Christopher K Fairley, Mark Stoove, Norm Roth, Richard Moore, B K Tee, Nalagafiar Puratmaja, Peter L Anderson, David Leslie, Robert M Grant, John De Wit, Edwina Wright
OBJECTIVE: HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) decreases risk of HIV acquisition however its efficacy is closely dependent on adherence. There is also concern that the preventive effect of PrEP may be offset by risk compensation, notably an increase in condomless anal sex. DESIGN: Multi-site, open-label demonstration study that recruited people at current or recent risk of HIV infection in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: Participants were recruited from three general practice clinics and one sexual health clinic in Melbourne and consented to take daily tenofovir/emtricitabine for 30 months...
May 1, 2017: AIDS
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