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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226178/occurrence-characterization-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-salmonella-enterica-in-slaughtered-pigs-in-sardinia
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Federica Fois, Francesca Piras, Mia Torpdahl, Roberta Mazza, Simonetta G Consolati, Carlo Spanu, Christian Scarano, Enrico P L De Santis
The aim of this study was to determine Salmonella occurrence in slaughtered finishing pigs and piglets and in slaughterhouse environment in order to characterize the isolates with phenotypical (antimicrobial testing) and molecular (PFGE, MLVA) methods. Nine slaughterhouses located in Sardinia were visited. Six hundred and eight samples collected from 106 pigs and 108 environmental samples were collected and analyzed. Salmonella was isolated in 65 of 504 (12.9%) samples from finishing pigs, with an occurrence of 15...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221963/prevalence-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-enterobacteriaceae-in-shell-eggs-from-small-scale-poultry-farms-and-farmers-markets
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A Kilonzo-Nthenge, S N Nahashon, S Godwin, S Liu, D Long
Public health concerns over the emergence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria have increased recently. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of antimicrobial resistant Enterobacteriaceae in shell eggs purchased from small poultry farms and farmers' markets. A total of 504 eggs were pooled to make 252 composite samples, consisting of 2 eggs per composite. The microbial quality of shell eggs was determined by standard quantitative, biochemical, and PCR techniques. Susceptibility to 13 antimicrobial agents was determined by the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion technique, and results were interpreted based on Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute values...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221888/histamine-formation-in-a-dry-salted-twaite-shad-alosa-fallax-lacustris-product
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Mauro Vasconi, Federica Bellagamba, Cristian Bernardi, Piera Anna Martino, Vittorio Maria Moretti
Landlocked shad is a freshwater clupeid fish ( Alosa fallax lacustris ) whose consumption is associated with the risk of scombrotoxin poisoning. Traditionally, fresh shad are subjected to an artisanal processing procedure, consisting of dry salting and maturation under pressure, to give a fish product named missoltino , which is stored in large metallic barrels and is sold to local consumers and restaurants. In recent years, the introduction of modern food packaging technologies has enabled this product to also be distributed in shops and supermarkets...
January 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207816/hiv-drug-therapy-duration-a-swedish-real-world-nationwide-cohort-study-on-infcarehiv-2009-2014
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Amanda Häggblom, Stefan Lindbäck, Magnus Gisslén, Leo Flamholc, Bo Hejdeman, Andreas Palmborg, Amy Leval, Eva Herweijer, Sverrir Valgardsson, Veronica Svedhem
BACKGROUND: As HIV infection needs a lifelong treatment, studying drug therapy duration and factors influencing treatment durability is crucial. The Swedish database InfCareHIV includes high quality data from more than 99% of all patients diagnosed with HIV infection in Sweden and provides a unique opportunity to examine outcomes in a nationwide real world cohort. METHODS: Adult patients who started a new therapy defined as a new 3rd agent (all antiretrovirals that are not N[t]RTIs) 2009-2014 with more than 100 observations in treatment-naive or treatment-experienced patients were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207535/an-investigation-of-obesity-susceptibility-genes-in-northern-han-chinese-by-targeted-resequencing
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Yili Wu, Weijing Wang, Wenjie Jiang, Jie Yao, Dongfeng Zhang
Our earlier genome-wide linkage study of body mass index (BMI) showed strong signals from 7q36.3 and 8q21.13. This case-control study set to investigate 2 genomic regions which may harbor variants contributed to development of obesity.We employed targeted resequencing technology to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 7q36.3 and 8q21.13 from 16 individuals with obesity. These were compared with 504 East Asians in the 1000 Genomes Project as a reference panel. Linkage disequilibrium (LD) block analysis was performed for the significant SNPs located near the same gene...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206786/posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-and-marital-adjustment-among-israeli-combat-veterans-the-role-of-loneliness-and-attachment
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Liat Itzhaky, Jacob Y Stein, Yafit Levin, Zahava Solomon
OBJECTIVE: War trauma may foster ramifications for marital relationships. Veterans may feel that no one can understand them and thus impact their relationships. The current study aims to shed light on the role that posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), loneliness, and attachment orientations may play in marital adjustment among combat veterans. METHOD: Participants were 504 veterans who served in the Lebanon War in 1982. RESULTS: Analysis revealed that higher PTSS levels were related to lower marital adjustment and that the indirect path of this relation through loneliness was significant...
February 16, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202015/variant-discovery-in-the-sheep-milk-transcriptome-using-rna-sequencing
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Aroa Suárez-Vega, Beatriz Gutiérrez-Gil, Christophe Klopp, Gwenola Tosser-Klopp, Juan José Arranz
BACKGROUND: The identification of genetic variation underlying desired phenotypes is one of the main challenges of current livestock genetic research. High-throughput transcriptome sequencing (RNA-Seq) offers new opportunities for the detection of transcriptome variants (SNPs and short indels) in different tissues and species. In this study, we used RNA-Seq on Milk Sheep Somatic Cells (MSCs) with the goal of characterizing the genetic variation within the coding regions of the milk transcriptome in Churra and Assaf sheep, two common dairy sheep breeds farmed in Spain...
February 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199363/infrapopliteal-angioplasty-using-a-combined-angiosomal-reperfusion-strategy
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G K Ambler, A L Stimpson, B G Wardle, D C Bosanquet, U K Hanif, S Germain, C Chick, N Goyal, C P Twine
INTRODUCTION: Infra-popliteal angioplasty continues to be widely performed with minimal evidence to guide practice. Endovascular device selection is contentious and there is even uncertainty over which artery to treat for optimum reperfusion. Direct reperfusion (DR) targets the artery supplying the ischaemic tissue. Indirect reperfusion (IR) targets an artery supplying collaterals to the ischaemic area. Our unit practice for the last eight years has been to attempt to open all tibial arteries at the time of angioplasty...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198662/changes-in-bacterial-epidemiology-and-antibiotic-resistance-among-veterans-with-spinal-cord-injury-disorder-over-the-past-9-years
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Margaret A Fitzpatrick, Katie J Suda, Nasia Safdar, Stephen P Burns, Makoto M Jones, Linda Poggensee, Swetha Ramanathan, Charlesnika T Evans
OBJECTIVE: Patients with spinal cord injury and disorder (SCI/D) have an increased risk of infection with multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. We described bacterial epidemiology and resistance in patients with SCI/D at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) for the past 9 years. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort Setting: One hundred thirty VAMCs. PARTICIPANTS: Veterans with SCI/D and bacterial cultures with antibiotic susceptibility testing performed between 1/1/2005-12/31/2013...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198110/emergence-of-a-novel-highly-pathogenic-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-in-china
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J-K Liu, X Zhou, J-Q Zhai, B Li, C-H Wei, A-L Dai, X-Y Yang, M-L Luo
From 2014 to 2015, four novel highly pathogenic PRRS virus (HP-PRRSV) strains named 14LY01-FJ, 14LY02-FJ 15LY01-FJ, and 15LY02-FJ were isolated from high morbidity (100%) and mortality (40%-80%) in piglets and sows in Fujian Province. To further our knowledge about these novel virus strains, we characterized their complete genomes and determined their pathogenicity in piglets. Full-length genome sequencing analysis showed that these four isolates were closely related to type 2 (North American type, NA-type) isolates, with 88...
February 14, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196042/the-use-of-the-h-index-in-academic-orthopaedic-surgery
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Sevag Bastian, Joseph A Ippolito, Santiago A Lopez, Jean Anderson Eloy, Kathleen S Beebe
BACKGROUND: The Hirsch index (h-index), widely considered a valuable measure of assessing academic productivity, has been studied in various medical and surgical specialties and has shown strong associations between higher h-indices and academic promotion, as well as with National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards. Additionally, the m-index and e-index may complement the h-index in this assessment of merit. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the h, m, and e-indices and academic rank for 2,061 academic orthopaedic surgeons in the United States...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195953/cross-validation-of-a-classification-system-for-persons-with-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-posthospital-period
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Mark Sherer, Jennie Ponsford, Amelia Hicks, Luis Leon-Novelo, Esther Ngan, Angelle M Sander
OBJECTIVE: To (1) identify groupings of persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the posthospital period in a cohort recruited in Australia; (2) compare groupings from the Australian cohort to groupings previously developed for a US cohort. SETTING: Rehabilitation centers in the US and Australia. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 170 persons with TBI from Australia and 504 persons with TBI from the United States. Participants were aged 18 to 64 years, greater than 6 months postinjury, had capacity to give consent, and had definitive contemporaneous medical evidence of TBI...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192403/a-double-negative-feedback-loop-between-epcam-and-erk-contributes-to-the-regulation-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-cancer
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N V Sankpal, T P Fleming, P K Sharma, H J Wiedner, W E Gillanders
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an important biological process that has been implicated in cancer metastasis. Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is expressed at the basolateral membrane of most normal epithelial cells but is overexpressed in many epithelial cancers. In our studies on the role of EpCAM in cancer biology, we observed that EpCAM expression is decreased in mesenchymal-like primary cancer specimens in vivo and following induction of EMT in cancer cell lines in vitro. Extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK) is a key regulator of EMT...
February 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190742/pcv13-serotype-decrease-in-italian-adolescents-and-adults-in-the-post-pcv13-era-herd-protection-from-children-or-secular-trend
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Francesco Nieddu, Maria Moriondo, Elisa De Vitis, Silvia Ricci, Giuseppe Indolfi, Massimo Resti, Caterina Vocale, Maria Paola Landini, Assunta Sartor, Chiara Azzari
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: In 2010 PCV13 replaced PCV7 in the pediatric vaccination schedule for Italian children. While a strong herd effect was demonstrated for PCV7, a possible herd effect due to PCV13 is still under debate. Our aim was to evaluate differences in the distribution of pneumococcal serotypes between the pre and post-PCV13 eras in unvaccinated Italian adolescents and adults with laboratory-confirmed pneumococcal infection from 3 Italian Regions with a high rate of PCV13 vaccination of children...
February 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190690/changes-in-veteran-tobacco-use-identified-in-electronic-medical-records
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Paul G Barnett, Adam Chow, Nicole E Flores, Scott E Sherman, Sonia A Duffy
INTRODUCTION: Electronic medical records represent a new source of longitudinal data on tobacco use. METHODS: Electronic medical records of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs were extracted to find patients' tobacco use status in 2009 and at another assessment 12-24 months later. Records from the year prior to the first assessment were used to determine patient demographics and comorbidities. These data were analyzed in 2015. RESULTS: An annual quit rate of 12...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190541/predictors-of-adherence-to-follow-up-recommendations-after-an-abnormal-pap-smear-among-underserved-inner-city-women
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Suzanne M Miller, Erin K Tagai, Kuang-Yi Wen, Minsun Lee, Siu-Kuen Azor Hui, Deirdre Kurtz, John Scarpato, Enrique Hernandez
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify cognitive-affective predictors of adherence to initial diagnostic colposcopy and 6-month follow-up recommendations among underserved women. METHODS: A secondary data analysis was completed of a randomized clinical trial assessing tailored telephone counseling for colposcopy adherence after an abnormal screening Pap smear among 210 underserved inner-city women. RESULTS: Adherence to initial diagnostic colposcopy was significantly associated with greater self-efficacy (OR=1...
January 31, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190504/seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-for-infection-with-equine-coronavirus-in-healthy-horses-in-the-usa
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L J Kooijman, K James, S M Mapes, M J P Theelen, N Pusterla
Equine coronavirus (ECoV) is considered an enteric pathogen of foals and has only recently been associated with infections in adult horses. Seroprevalence data is needed to better understand the epidemiology of ECoV in adult horses, evaluate diagnostic modalities and develop preventive measures. The objective of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence and selective risk factors for ECoV in 5247 healthy adult horses in the USA, using a recently established and validated IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187349/influence-of-low-ph-on-continuous-anaerobic-digestion-of-waste-activated-sludge
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Muhammad A Latif, Chirag M Mehta, Damien J Batstone
The influence of low pH on single stage continuous anaerobic digestion was evaluated, with the goal of increasing soluble phosphorus (P) concentration to mitigate in-reactor P precipitation. This was performed at pH 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 and 7.0 using 1 L stirred-tank mesophilic reactors fed with sewage waste activated sludge. Low pH (5.5) caused a significant (p < 0.01) increase in soluble P concentration up to 79% of the total P, while methane yield was reduced by 50%. Total volatile fatty acids and soluble chemical oxygen demand concentrations increased from 40 to 504 mg L(-1) and 600 to 2017 mg L(-1) respectively, as the pH was reduced from 7...
February 4, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182753/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-type-ii-endoleaks-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-a-meta-analysis
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Qiang Guo, Xiaojiong Du, Jichun Zhao, Yukui Ma, Bin Huang, Ding Yuan, Yi Yang, Guojun Zeng, Fei Xiong
OBJECTIVES: This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to determine the current evidence on risk factors for type II endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was carried out for studies that evaluated the association of demographic, co-morbidity, and other patient-determined factors with the onset of type II endoleaks. Pooled prevalence of type II endoleaks after EVAR was updated. RESULTS: Among the 504 studies screened, 45 studies with a total of 36,588 participants were included in this review...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182146/multiple-diabetic-complications-as-well-as-impaired-physical-and-mental-function-are-associated-with-declining-balance-function-in-older-persons-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Xiufang Hong, Xujiao Chen, Jiaojiao Chu, Shanshan Shen, Qichen Chai, Gaobo Lou, Lingyan Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether there is a difference in balance function between older persons with and without diabetes mellitus (DM), and to identify whether mediating factors, such as diabetic complications, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) score, Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score, as well as hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), serum total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), are associated with balance function in older persons with DM...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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