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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332521/a-template-analysis-of-intimate-partner-violence-survivors-experiences-of-animal-maltreatment-implications-for-safety-planning-and-intervention
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Elizabeth A Collins, Anna M Cody, Shelby Elaine McDonald, Nicole Nicotera, Frank R Ascione, James Herbert Williams
This study explores the intersection of intimate partner violence (IPV) and animal cruelty in an ethnically diverse sample of 103 pet-owning IPV survivors recruited from community-based domestic violence programs. Template analysis revealed five themes: (a) Animal Maltreatment by Partner as a Tactic of Coercive Power and Control, (b) Animal Maltreatment by Partner as Discipline or Punishment of Pet, (c) Animal Maltreatment by Children, (d) Emotional and Psychological Impact of Animal Maltreatment Exposure, and (e) Pets as an Obstacle to Effective Safety Planning...
March 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332359/novel-molecular-and-metabolic-aspects-in-osteosarcoma
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Evangelos Tsiambas, Panagiotis P Fotiades, Chrissa Sioka, Dimitrios Kotrotsios, Evangelia Gkika, Andreas Fotopoulos, Stylianos N Mastronikolis, Ilianna E Armata, Evangelos Giotakis, Vasileios Ragos
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most frequent bone-forming malignancy in children and adolescents. Concerning its molecular landscape, there is no a direct relationship with a specific gene, but a combination of genetic events. A broad spectrum of activated oncogenes and downregulated suppressor genes has been already explored and considered crucial for its progressive pathogenesis. Mechanisms of gene deregulation include amplifications, point mutations, allelic losses and also epigenetic abnormalities such as aberrant promoter methylation...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314351/epidemiology-of-dermatophyte-infections-among-school-children-in-menoufia-governorate-egypt
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Azza G A Farag, Mostafa A Hammam, Reda A Ibrahim, Reda Z Mahfouz, Nada F Elnaidany, Masroor Qutubuddin, Rehab R E Tolba
BACKGROUND: Most superficial mycotic infections of human skin are due to dermatophytes. Children are frequently affected due to different predisposing factors, particularly overcrowding in classrooms. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of dermatophytes infections and their related risk factors among school children in Menoufia Governorate, Egypt. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Six public primary and preparatory schools were randomly selected and their pupils (n= 3464) were asked to complete a predesigned questionnaire covering both personal data and suspected risk factors for superficial dermatophyte infections...
January 4, 2018: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303866/pet-and-ictal-spect-can-be-helpful-for-localizing-epileptic-foci
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Tim J von Oertzen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Functional neuroimaging with PET and SPECT is a commonly used tool in presurgical evaluation. The following article reviews the literature of PET and SPECT in presurgical assessment of epilepsies published in the last year. RECENT FINDINGS: FDG-PET adds concomitant information in temporal and extratemporal lobe epilepsy in adults and children. The pattern of hypometabolism in FDG-PET is a good additional predictor or seizure outcome in TLE with mesial temporal sclerosis or negative MRI...
January 4, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286486/whole-body-pet-mri-of-pediatric-patients-the-details-that-matter
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Anuj Pareek, Anne M Muehe, Ashok J Theruvath, Praveen K Gulaka, Sheri L Spunt, Heike E Daldrup-Link
Integrated PET/MRI is a hybrid imaging technique enabling clinicians to acquire diagnostic images for tumor assessment and treatment monitoring with both high soft tissue contrast and added metabolic information. Integrated PET/MRI has shown to be valuable in the clinical setting and has many promising future applications. The protocol presented here will provide step-by-step instructions for the acquisition of whole-body 2-deoxy-2-(18F)fluoro-D-glucose (18F-FDG) PET/MRI data in children with cancer. It also provides instructions on how to combine a whole-body staging scan with a local tumor scan for evaluation of the primary tumor...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274110/metabolic-correlates-of-cognitive-function-in-children-with-unilateral-sturge-weber-syndrome-evidence-for-regional-functional-reorganization-and-crowding
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Jeong-A Kim, Jeong-Won Jeong, Michael E Behen, Vinod K Pilli, Aimee Luat, Harry T Chugani, Csaba Juhász
To evaluate metabolic changes in the ipsi- and contralateral hemisphere in children showing a cognitive profile consistent with early reorganization of cognitive function, we evaluated the regional glucose uptake, interhemispheric metabolic connectivity, and cognitive function in children with unilateral SWS. Interictal 2-deoxy-2[18 F]fluoro-D-glucose (FDG)-PET scans of 27 children with unilateral SWS and mild epilepsy and 27 age-matched control (non-SWS children with epilepsy and normal FDG-PET) were compared using statistical parametric mapping (SPM)...
December 23, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243585/review-the-role-of-radiolabeled-dota-conjugated-peptides-for-imaging-and-treatment-of-childhood-neuroblastoma
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Natasha Alexander, Reza Vali, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Amer Shammas, Sylvain Baruchel
Childhood neuroblastoma is a heterogenous disease with varied clinical presentation and biology requiring different approaches to investigation and management. Meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) is an essential component of metastatic staging for neuroblastoma and has been used as a treatment strategy for relapsed and refractory neuroblastoma. However,10% of children with neuroblastoma will have 123I-MIBG non-avid imaging and up to 60% with relapsed and refractory neuroblastoma will require further treatment with 131I-MIBG, alternative radioisotopes have been investigated for imaging and treatment...
December 14, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242734/images-from-18f-dopa-scan-in-congenital-hyperinsulinism-not-always-a-clue-for-diagnosis
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Evelina Maines, Luca Giacomello, Mirko D'Onofrio, Matteo Salgarello, Rossella Gaudino, Laura Baggio, Andrea Bordugo
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is the most common cause of persistent hypoglycaemia in childhood (Horm Res 70:65-72, 2008; J Clin Endocr Metab 93:869-875, 2008). 18-Fluoro-L-dihydroxy-phenylalanine (18F-DOPA) positron emission tomography (PET) can detect areas of increased activity in the pancreas and may differentiate focal from diffuse CHI (J Clin Endocr Metab 93:869-875, 2008; Radiology 253:216-222, 2009). We here report the case of a girl who complained of recurrent episodes of severe hypoglycaemia despite previous partial pancreatectomy...
December 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235187/the-clinical-utility-of-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-for-investigation-of-fever-in-immunocompromised-children
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Shiqi Stacie Wang, Francoise Mechinaud, Karin Thursky, Timothy Cain, Eddie Lau, Gabrielle M Haeusler
AIM: Fever in immunocompromised children presents significant challenges. We aimed to determine the clinical impact of fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in combination with computed tomography (CT) in children with malignancy or following haematopoietic stem cell transplantation with prolonged or recurrent fever. METHODS: Immunocompromised children who underwent FDG-PET/CT for investigation of prolonged or recurrent fever were identified from hospital databases...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231773/molecular-imaging-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Brian Jaeho Hwang, Mona Adel Mohamed, James Robert Brašić
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition with onset in early childhood characterized by marked deficits in interpersonal interactions and communication and by a restricted and repetitive range of interests and activities. This review points out key recent findings utilizing molecular imaging including magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and nuclear neuroimaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). MRS indicates an excitatory/inhibitory imbalance in high-functioning autism...
December 12, 2017: International Review of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218847/potential-exposure-to-australian-bat-lyssavirus-is-unlikely-to-prevent-future-bat-handling-among-adults-in-south-east-queensland
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M K Young, S Banu, B J McCall, S Vlack, H Carroll, S Bennett, R Davison, D Francis
Despite ongoing public health messages about the risks associated with bat contact, the number of potential exposures to Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) due to intentional handling by members of the general public in Queensland has remained high. We sought to better understand the reasons for intentional handling among these members of the public who reported their potential exposure to inform future public health messages. We interviewed adults who resided in a defined geographic area in South East Queensland and notified potential exposure to ABLV due to intentional handling of bats by telephone between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2013...
December 8, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218302/canine-soft-tissue-sarcomas-can-being-a-dog-s-best-friend-help-a-child
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Bernard Séguin
Soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) remain a therapeutic challenge for pediatric and adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients. Still today, surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy remain the mainstay of treatment. Obstacles in developing new treatment approaches to improve the outcome are: few patients to enroll in clinical trials, and the diversity of tumor biology between histologic subtypes. Pet dogs may offer an additional strategy to discover and test new therapeutic avenues. The number of dogs diagnosed with a STS each year in the United States is estimated to be around 27,000 to 95,000...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215130/use-of-anticoagulant-rodenticides-in-outdoor-urban-areas-considerations-and-proposals-for-the-protection-of-public-health-and-non-target-species
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M Dutto, D Di Domenico, M Rubbiani
Rodent control operations represent an important tool for the prevention and management of infestations, in outdoor environments, by synanthropic rodents (Rattus rattus and R. norvegicus), which are a source of economic and environmental damage with significant sanitary implications. Although the use of anticoagulants is safer to humans and pets compared to the use of acute poisoning substances, an intrinsic hazard of the active ingredients exists, i.e. the possible poisoning of non-target organisms (e.g., children, pets and wildlife) following exposure...
January 2018: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207604/canis-familiaris-allergen-can-f-6-expression-purification-and-analysis-of-b-cell-epitopes-in-chinese-dog-allergic-children
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Yu-Jie Wang, Lin Li, Wei-Juan Song, Yan-Jun Zhou, Meng-Da Cao, Xiang-Rong Zuo, Ji-Fu Wei
Dog allergy is common worldwide. However, the allergenicity of dog allergy is still unclear in China as well as in special group, such as children. In this study, we chose Can f 6, a major dog allergen which belongs to the lipocalin to study its allergenicity in Chinese dog allergic children. Can f 6 gene was subcloned into pET-28a vector and transformed into E. coli BL21 (DE3) cells for expression. The recombinant Can f 6 was purified by nickel affinity chromatography, identified by SDS-PAGE, and tested for its allergenicity by Western blot with sera and basophil activation test...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193190/indoor-allergen-levels-in-settled-airborne-dust-are-higher-in-day-care-centers-than-at-home
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I Sander, A Lotz, H D Neumann, C Czibor, A Flagge, E Zahradnik, M Raulf
BACKGROUND: Early-life sensitization to indoor allergens predicts asthma development. The aim of this study was to compare allergen concentrations in day-care centers (DCC) with those in private homes. METHODS: Settled airborne dust was collected 4 times a year from 20 German DCC (620 samples) and from the homes of children and day-care workers (602 samples) using electrostatic dust collectors (EDC). The samples were analyzed with fluorescence enzyme immunoassays recognizing domestic mite allergens (DM), Fel d 1, Can f 1, and Mus m 1...
November 29, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189130/nuclear-medicine-imaging-in-fever-of-unknown-origin-the-new-paradigm
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Christopher J Palestro, Charito Love
Fever of unknown origin, or FUO, is a challenging condition for patients and clinicians. In up to 50% of cases no diagnosis is established. Patient workup begins with comprehensive history, physical examination and laboratory tests. Radionuclide imaging has been a second-line procedure. Gallium-67 citrate, which accumulates in infection, inflammation, and tumor, was for many years, the radionuclide test of choice in the workup of FUO. The 24-72 hours between injection and imaging, relatively high radiation dose to patients, and suboptimal image quality are significant disadvantages; imaging results are variable...
November 29, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186915/development-of-a-dog-assisted-activity-program-in-an-elementary-classroom
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Cinzia Correale, Lara Crescimbene, Marta Borgi, Francesca Cirulli
Here we describe a pilot Dog-Assisted Activity program that was designed to improve wellbeing and social integration in a multi-cultural elementary classroom in which some episodes of bullying had been reported. We developed a 5-encounters protocol with the aim of introducing pet dogs into the class to stimulate understanding of different types of communication and behavior, ultimately facilitating positive relationships among peers. A preliminary evaluation was carried out in order to assess the effect of the program on teachers' perception of children's difficulties (e...
November 27, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181270/safety-and-accuracy-of-68ga-dotatoc-pet-ct-in-children-and-young-adults-with-solid-tumors
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Chenue Abongwa, Sarah Mott, Blanca Schafer, Parren McNeely, Ghada Abusin, Thomas O'Dorisio, Gideon Zamba, M Sue O'Dorisio, Yusuf Menda
68Ga-DOTA-tyr3-Octreotide (68Ga-DOTATOC) PET/CT has been shown to have high accuracy in adults with neuroendocrine tumors, however has not been studied in pediatric patients. This study evaluated the safety and accuracy of 68Ga-DOTATOC PET/CT in children and young adults with solid tumors that express somatostatin receptor type 2. A series of three prospective, IRB approved, clinical trials evaluating safety and efficacy of 68Ga-DOTATOC PET/CT were conducted for subjects aged 6 months to 90 years. This study reports the results for the 26 children and young adults, aged 16 months to 29 years who participated in these trials...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175278/animal-cruelty-as-an-indicator-of-family-trauma-using-adverse-childhood-experiences-to-look-beyond-child-abuse-and-domestic-violence
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Melissa A Bright, Mona Sayedul Huq, Terry Spencer, Jennifer W Applebaum, Nancy Hardt
Youth who engage in animal cruelty are known to be at increased risk of perpetrating violence on other people in their lives including peers, loved ones, and elder family members. These youths have often been exposed to family violence, including animal cruelty perpetrated on their beloved pets by violent adults. The current study utilizes a data set of 81,000 juvenile offenders whose adverse childhood experiences are known and includes 466 youth who self-report engaging in animal cruelty. Compared to the larger group of juvenile offenders, the children admitting to engaging in animal cruelty are younger at time of first arrest, more likely to be male, and more likely to be White...
November 22, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171126/coincidence-of-pollen-season-with-the-first-fetal-trimester-together-with-early-pet-exposure-is-associated-with-sensitisation-to-cat-and-dog-allergens-in-early-childhood-a-finnish-population-based-study
#20
Kaisa Pyrhönen, Petri Kulmala, Simo Näyhä
BACKGROUND: Children whose 11th fetal week falls in pollen season (spring) reportedly have an increased risk of sensitisation to food allergens. No such finding has been reported for pet allergens. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to 1) evaluate the incidence of pet (dog and cat) sensitisation according to the season of the 11th fetal week and 2) whether the association between pet exposure and respective sensitisation is modified by the coincidence of the 11th fetal week with pollen season...
November 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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