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Thet Thet Mu, Aye Aye Sein, Tint Tint Kyi, Myo Min, Ne Myo Aung, Nicholas M Anstey, Myat Phone Kyaw, Chit Soe, Mar Mar Kyi, Josh Hanson
BACKGROUND: There has been an impressive recent reduction in the global incidence of malaria, but the development of artemisinin resistance in the Greater Mekong Region threatens this progress. Increasing artemisinin resistance is particularly important in Myanmar, as it is the country in the Greater Mekong Region with the greatest malaria burden. If malaria is to be eliminated in the region, it is essential to define the spatial and temporal epidemiology of the disease in Myanmar to inform control strategies optimally...
October 18, 2016: Malaria Journal
Brandon Miles, Ismail Ben Ayed, Seyed-Parsa Hojjat, Michael H Wang, Shuo Li, Aaron Fenster, Gregory J Garvin
This study investigates a fast integral-kernel algorithm for classifying (labeling) the vertebra and disc structures in axial magnetic resonance images (MRI). The method is based on a hierarchy of feature levels, where pixel classifications via non-linear probability product kernels (PPKs) are followed by classifications of 2D slices, individual 3D structures and groups of 3D structures. The algorithm further embeds geometric priors based on anatomical measurements of the spine. Our classifier requires evaluations of computationally expensive integrals at each pixel, and direct evaluations of such integrals would be prohibitively time consuming...
October 1, 2016: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
Thandar Aye, Thanh Trung Phan, Douglas Findlay Muir, Nicholas John Linker, Richard Hartley, Andrew John Turley
AIM: This new laser facilitated 'inside-out' technique was used for transvenous pacemaker insertion in a pacemaker-dependent patient with bilateral subclavian occlusion and a failed epicardial system who is not suitable for a transfemoral approach. METHOD AND RESULTS: Procedure was undertaken under general anaesthesia with venous access obtained from right femoral vein and left axillary vein. 7F multipurpose catheter was used to enter proximal edge of the occluded segment of subclavian vein via femoral approach, which then supported stiff angioplasty wires and microcatheters to tunnel into the body of occlusion...
October 14, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Aye Min Soe, Nay Min Tun, Elizabeth Guevara, Maxim Shulimovich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Blood Research
Grace E Deitzler, Maria J Ruiz, Wendy Lu, Cory Weimer, SoEun Park, Lloyd S Robinson, Kymberlie Hallsworth-Pepin, Aye Wollam, Makedonka Mitreva, Warren G Lewis, Amanda L Lewis
The vagina is home to a wide variety of bacteria that have great potential to impact human health. Here, we announce reference strains (now available through BEI Resources) and draft genome sequences for 9 Gram-negative vaginal isolates from the taxa Citrobacter, Klebsiella, Fusobacterium, Proteus, and Prevotella.
September 29, 2016: Genome Announcements
Grace E Deitzler, Maria J Ruiz, Cory Weimer, SoEun Park, Lloyd Robinson, Kymberlie Hallsworth-Pepin, Aye Wollam, Makedonka Mitreva, Amanda L Lewis, Warren G Lewis
Research on vaginal infections is currently limited by a lack of available fully sequenced bacterial reference strains. Here, we present strains (now available through BEI Resources) and genome sequences for a set of 14 vaginal isolates from the phylum Firmicutes These genome sequences provide a valuable resource for future research in understanding the role of Gram-positive bacteria in vaginal health and disease.
September 29, 2016: Genome Announcements
Amanda L Lewis, Grace E Deitzler, Maria J Ruiz, Cory Weimer, SoEun Park, Lloyd S Robinson, Kymberlie Hallsworth-Pepin, Aye Wollam, Makedonka Mitreva, Warren G Lewis
The composition of the vaginal microbiota is an important health determinant. Several members of the phylum Actinobacteria have been implicated in bacterial vaginosis, a condition associated with many negative health outcomes. Here, we present 11 strains of vaginal Actinobacteria (now available through BEI Resources) along with draft genome sequences.
September 29, 2016: Genome Announcements
Cory M Weimer, Grace E Deitzler, Lloyd S Robinson, SoEun Park, Kymberlie Hallsworth-Pepin, Aye Wollam, Makedonka Mitreva, Warren G Lewis, Amanda L Lewis
The presence of bacteria in urine can pose significant risks during pregnancy. However, there are few reference genome strains for many common urinary bacteria. We isolated 12 urinary strains of Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Citrobacter, Gardnerella, and Lactobacillus These strains and their genomes are now available to the research community.
September 29, 2016: Genome Announcements
Lloyd S Robinson, Justin Perry, Sai Lek, Aye Wollam, Erica Sodergren, George Weinstock, Warren G Lewis, Amanda L Lewis
Gardnerella vaginalis is a predominant species in bacterial vaginosis, a dysbiosis of the vagina that is associated with adverse health outcomes, including preterm birth. Here, we present the draft genome sequences of 15 Gardnerella vaginalis strains (now available through BEI Resources) isolated from women with and without bacterial vaginosis.
September 29, 2016: Genome Announcements
C Raina MacIntyre, Abela Mahimbo, Aye M Moa, Michelle Barnes
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Influenza is one of the leading infectious causes of morbidity and mortality globally, and evidence is accumulating that it can precipitate acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This is thought to be due to a range of factors including inflammatory release of cytokines, disruption of atherosclerotic plaques and thrombogenesis, which may acutely occlude a coronary artery. There is a large body of observational and clinical trial evidence that shows that influenza vaccine protects against AMI...
September 29, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Éric Sagou Yayo, Mireille Aye, Jean-Louis Konan, Arlette Emième, Marie-Laure Attoungbre, Appolinaire Gnionsahé, Étienne Cavalier, Dagui Monnet, Pierre Delanaye
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimation is fundamental in clinical nephrology. It is usually estimated from equations based on serum creatinine. An ethnic factor is currently recommended for the black population for the two most used equations, i.e. the Chronic Kidney Disease-Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) and Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) study equations. However, these factors were determined from African-American subjects. Therefore, their use in the African subject (non-American) remained questionable...
September 24, 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
Amani Cherif-Sayadi, Kaouther Hadj Ayed-Tka, Mohamed Bejaoui, Neyla Ben Gdara, Mohamed Amine Zaouali, Hassen Ben Abdennebi
BACKGROUND The ability of nitrite to provide protection following ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) has been demonstrated, but its mechanism is still poorly understood. This study aimed to determine the optimal nitrite concentration to add into Institut Georges Lopez (IGL-1) storage solution and to assess its effect on antioxidant enzymes and autophagy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Livers from Sprague-Dawley rats were conserved in IGL-1 for 24 hours at 4°C or in IGL-1 enriched with nitrite at 50, 500 and 1,000 nM, respectively, before being perfused ex-vivo at 37 °C for 120 minutes...
2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
Che Norma Mat Taib, Siti Nur Aisyah Hassan, Nurhidayah Esa, Mohamad Aris Mohd Moklas, Aye Aye San
Formation, distribution and possible communication of the median nerve are essential to know in treatment and surgeries of various conditions of injuries eg. repair or reconstruction of median nerve in traumatic accident. In the present study, forty four upper limbs were dissected. Root forming of median nerve, median nerve in relation with axillary artery and communication of median nerve with other nerve were noted.
September 26, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Karthikeyan Maharajan, James Thomas Patrick Decourcy Hallinan, Prakash Sitoula, Yin Huei Pang, Aye Sandar Zaw, Naresh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Osteoblastoma is rare and accounts for 3% of all benign tumors and 1% of all bone tumors. The spine is the most common site of occurrence, constituting 32% to 45% of all osteoblastomas. It has a strong predilection for the posterior elements, most often occurring in the lumbar spine. METHOD: In this case report, we describe an unusual presentation of spinal osteoblastoma presenting as thoracic T9 vertebra plana in a 20-year-old female. She presented with discomfort over the midback with unsteadiness of gait...
September 21, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
A Dupré, C Mousseaux, A Bouguerba, S Ayed, J Barchazs, M Boukari, D Goldgran-Toledano, C Bornstain, F Vincent
Whether it appears spontaneously or is induced by therapy, the tumor lysis syndrome is responsible for a massive release of ions and puric bases degradation of products in the circulation exceeding the renal excretion capacity. Some, such as uric acid, xanthine, and calcium phosphate, can precipitate in the renal tubules or parenchyma. It must be known to any practitioner supporting patients with hematologic malignancies, mainly high-grade but also some solid tumors. The 2015 publication of the British recommendations pertaining to patients suffering from hematological diseases should be broadcast...
September 19, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Rim Mzid, Farhat Chibani, Rayda Ben Ayed, Mohsen Hanana, Joelle Breidi, Rabih Kabalan, Samih El-Hajj, Hassan Machlab, Ahmed Rebai, Lamis Chalak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Genetics
Aye M Moa, David J Muscatello, Robin M Turner, Chandini R MacIntyre
BACKGROUND: Influenza B is characterised by two antigenic lineages: B/Victoria and B/Yamagata. These lineages circulate together with influenza A during influenza seasons, with varying incidence from year to year and by geographic region. OBJECTIVE: To determine the epidemiology of influenza B relative to influenza A in Australia. METHODS: Laboratory-confirmed influenza notifications between 2001 and 2014 in Australia were obtained from the Australian National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System...
September 21, 2016: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Thanda Tun, Khin Saw Aye, Wint Wint Nyunt, John A Crump, Chie Nakajima, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Kyi Kyi Thinn, Gregory M Cook, Htin Lin Aung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2016: Infectious Diseases
Erica Pettke, Nicole Ilonzo, Martha Ayewah, Sara Tsantes, Alison Estabrook, Aye Moe Thu Ma
BACKGROUND: This study compares early postoperative breast cancer outcomes between patients 80 years and older (older patients) and those younger than 80 years (<80 years). METHODS: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was used to identify patients who had breast surgery between 2005 and 2013 for malignancy. RESULTS: Older patients had a significantly higher percentage of comorbidities and partial mastectomies. Postoperatively, they had higher rates of pneumonia, urinary tract infection, cardiac arrest, and mortality but had lower rates of wound dehiscence, deep wound, and organ space infections...
October 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Kuttiraja Mathiazhakan, Dhouha Ayed, Rajeshwar Dayal Tyagi
The objective of this work was to study the kinetics of lipid production at lab scale fermenters by a new isolate of Yarrowia lipolytica SKY7. The model terms glycerol concentration inoculum and C/N ratio with inoculum were found to be significant for lipid production. Lipid production was found to be higher in glycerol 82.5g/L, C/N ratio 75 and inoculum volume 6.25%. Optimized culture conditions were tested at 15L bench scale reactor. The biomass concentration and lipid content obtained was 29.5g/L and 50% (w/w), respectively...
December 2016: Bioresource Technology
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