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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793060/a-computational-framework-for-the-detection-of-subcortical-brain-dysmaturation-in-neonatal-mri-using-3d-convolutional-neural-networks
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Rafael Ceschin, Alexandria Zahner, William Reynolds, Jenna Gaesser, Giulio Zuccoli, Cecilia W Lo, Vanathi Gopalakrishnan, Ashok Panigrahy
Deep neural networks are increasingly being used in both supervised learning for classification tasks and unsupervised learning to derive complex patterns from the input data. However, the successful implementation of deep neural networks using neuroimaging datasets requires adequate sample size for training and well-defined signal intensity based structural differentiation. There is a lack of effective automated diagnostic tools for the reliable detection of brain dysmaturation in the neonatal period, related to small sample size and complex undifferentiated brain structures, despite both translational research and clinical importance...
May 21, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792875/modelling-the-skip-and-resurgence-of-japanese-encephalitis-epidemics-in-hong-kong
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Shi Zhao, Yijun Lou, Alice P Y Chiu, Daihai He
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a zoonotic mosquito-borne virus, persisting in pigs, Ardeid birds and Culex mosquitoes. It is endemic to China and Southeastern Asia. The case-fatality ratio (CFR) or the rate of permanent psychiatric sequelae is 30% among symptomatic patients. There were no reported local JEV human cases between 2006 to 2010 in Hong Kong, but it was followed by a resurgence of cases from 2011 to 2017. The mechanism behind this "skip-and-resurgence" patterns is unclear. This work aims to reveal the mechanism behind the "skip-and-resurgence" patterns using mathematical modelling and likelihood-based inference techniques...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792776/prevalence-of-inadequate-immunity-to-measles-mumps-rubella-and-varicella-in-mlb-and-nba-athletes
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Justin J Conway, Brett G Toresdahl, Daphne I Ling, Nicole T Boniquit, Lisa R Callahan, James J Kinderknecht
BACKGROUND: Multiple outbreaks of vaccine-preventable viral diseases have occurred in professional sports in recent years. Currently, there is no established protocol for vaccination or immunity screening for professional athletes. HYPOTHESIS: There are significant differences in the prevalence of inadequate immunity dependent on age, sport, country of birth, and participation in collegiate sports. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort study...
May 1, 2018: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792578/it-is-official-vector-borne-and-zoonotic-diseases-in-the-united-states-and-territories-on-the-rise-now-what
#4
Stephen Higgs
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May 24, 2018: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792549/analysis-of-the-effects-of-individual-and-community-level-predictors-on-migrant-children-s-primary-immunization-in-yiwu-city-east-china
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Yu Hu, Yaping Chen, Liang Hui, Ying Wang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effects of a wide range of individual- and community-level factors on migrant children's primary immunization. METHODS: Migrant children aged 13-24 months (born from 1 June 2013 to 31 May 2014) were surveyed in Yiwu city, in June 2015. Social-demographic factors and vaccination records were collected. Five factors at community-level including community wealth, distance to the nearest immunization clinic, maternal education, antenatal clinic (ANC) visits, and hospital delivery were constructed...
May 24, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792481/risk-and-protective-factors-of-intimate-partner-violence-among-south-asian-immigrant-women-and-perceived-need-for-services
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Bushra Sabri, Michelle Simonet, Jacquelyn C Campbell
OBJECTIVES: Limited research exists on multilevel influences of intimate partner violence (IPV) among immigrant groups in the United States, particularly South Asians. Using a socioecological framework, this study examined risk and protective factors of IPV among a diverse group of South Asian immigrant survivors of IPV and identified their perceived need for services. METHOD: Sixteen South Asian immigrant survivors were recruited from New York; Maryland; Virginia; and Washington, DC, using a snowball sampling method...
May 24, 2018: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792247/spontaneous-version-of-fetal-presentation-in-twin-pregnancies-during-third-trimester-longitudinal-assessment
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Jeong Woo Park, Seung Mi Lee, Hye-Sim Kang, Soon-Sup Shim, Jong Kwan Jun
Little is known about longitudinal changes of the first twin presentation in twin gestations. This is a retrospective cohort study including 411 women who were admitted consecutively and delivered live-born twins at 36 weeks of gestation or more. Longitudinal assessment of the first twin presentation was conducted during gestation and at birth in all cases. Gestational age at antenatal assessment was divided into two intervals: early-third trimester (28-31 weeks) and mid-third trimester (32-35 weeks). Fetal presentation was categorized as vertex or non-vertex...
June 2018: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792223/culex-flavivirus-infection-in-a-culex-pipiens-mosquito-colony-and-its-effects-on-vector-competence-for-rift-valley-fever-phlebovirus
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Sandra Talavera, Lotty Birnberg, Ana I Nuñez, Francesc Muñoz-Muñoz, Ana Vázquez, Núria Busquets
BACKGROUND: Rift Valley fever is a mosquito-borne zoonotic disease that affects domestic ruminants and humans. Culex flavivirus is an insect-specific flavivirus that naturally exists in field mosquito populations. The influence of Culex flavivirus on Rift Valley fever phlebovirus (RVFV) vector competence of Culex pipiens has not been investigated. METHODS: Culex flavivirus infection in a Cx. pipiens colony was studied by Culex flavivirus oral feeding and intrathoracical inoculation...
May 23, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792168/trends-in-the-incidence-and-associated-factors-of-late-onset-sepsis-associated-with-improved-survival-in-extremely-preterm-infants-born-at-23-26-weeks-gestation-a-retrospective-study
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Jin Kyu Kim, Yun Sil Chang, Sein Sung, So Yoon Ahn, Won Soon Park
BACKGROUND: To investigate the trends in the incidence and associated factors of late-onset sepsis (LOS) associated with improved survival in extremely preterm infants. METHODS: Medical records of 364 infants who were born at 23-26 weeks' gestation from 2000 to 2005 (period I, n = 124) and from 2006 to 2011 (period II, n = 240) were retrospectively reviewed. The infants were stratified into subgroups of 23-24 and 25-26 weeks' gestation within each period, and survival, LOS rate, and clinical characteristics were analyzed...
May 23, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792055/the-effect-of-the-modes-of-delivery-on-the-maternal-and-neonatal-dynamic-thiol-disulfide-homeostasis
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Dilek Ulubas Isik, Yıldız Akdaş Reis, Ahmet Yagmur Bas, Sezin Unal, Beyza Ozcan, Leyla Mollamahmutoğlu, Salim Neselioglu, Ozcan Erel, Nihal Demirel
BACKGROUND: Thiols are organic compounds containing sulfhydryl groups which exert antioxidant effects via dynamic thiol-disulfide homeostasis. The shift towards disulfide indicates the presence of oxidative environment. The thiol-disulfide homeostasis has not been studied in different mode of delivery before. AIMS: To investigate the effects of mode of parturition on the thiol-disulfide homeostasis in mothers and term infants. STUDY DESIGN: The participants were grouped according to the mode of their delivery: vaginal delivery group (vaginal delivery (VD), n = 40) and cesarean group (C/S, n = 40)...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791952/skin-punctures-in-preterm-infants-in-the-first-2-weeks-of-life
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Daragh Finn, Daryl Butler, Orla Sheehan, Vicki Livingstone, Eugene M Dempsey
OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this study was to investigate frequency and trends of skin punctures in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN:  A prospective audit of preterm infants less than 35 weeks admitted over a 6-month period to a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit. Each skin puncture performed in the first 2 weeks of life was documented in a specifically designed audit sheet. RESULTS:  Ninety-nine preterm infants were enrolled. Infants born at < 32 weeks' gestation had significantly more skin punctures than infants > 32 weeks (median skin punctures 26...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791942/emerging-viral-infections-and-their-impact-on-the-global-burden-of-neurological-disease
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Laura S Muñoz, Maria A Garcia, Eliza Gordon-Lipkin, Beatriz Parra, Carlos A Pardo
Emerging viral infections of the nervous system represent a major global public health concern in the 21st century. They are caused primarily by RNA viruses and are mostly associated with acute or subacute encephalitis. The spectrum of associated central or peripheral nervous system disorders is broad, and results either from a direct viral effect or due to the host immune responses against the infection. Emerging viral infections impose substantial neurological morbidity and mortality, particularly in low- and middle-income regions...
April 2018: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791872/gene-expression-in-cord-blood-links-genetic-risk-for-neurodevelopmental-disorders-with-maternal-psychological-distress-and-adverse-childhood-outcomes
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Michael S Breen, Aliza P Wingo, Nastassja Koen, Kirsten A Donald, Mark Nicol, Heather J Zar, Kerry J Ressler, Joseph D Buxbaum, Dan J Stein
Prenatal exposure to maternal stress and depression has been identified as a risk factor for adverse behavioral and neurodevelopmental outcomes in early childhood. However, the molecular mechanisms through which maternal psychopathology shapes offspring development remain poorly understood. We applied transcriptome-wide screens to 149 umbilical cord blood samples from neonates born to mothers with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; n=20), depression (n=31) and PTSD with comorbid depression (n=13), compared to carefully matched trauma exposed controls (n=23) and healthy mothers (n=62)...
May 20, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791813/higher-lung-cancer-incidence-in-young-women-than-young-men-in-the-united-states
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Ahmedin Jemal, Kimberly D Miller, Jiemin Ma, Rebecca L Siegel, Stacey A Fedewa, Farhad Islami, Susan S Devesa, Michael J Thun
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed a higher incidence of lung cancer among young women than among young men in the United States. Whether this pattern has continued in contemporary birth cohorts and, if so, whether it can be fully explained by sex differences in smoking behaviors are unknown. METHODS: We examined the nationwide population-based incidence of lung cancer according to sex, race or ethnic group, age group (30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, and 50 to 54 years), year of birth (1945 to 1980), and calendar period of diagnosis (1995-1999, 2000-2004, 2005-2009, and 2010-2014), and we calculated female-to-male incidence rate ratios...
May 24, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791641/suicidal-ideation-and-attempt-of-older-women-in-northeastern-brazil
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Raimunda Magalhães da Silva, Girliani Silva de Sousa, Luiza Jane Eyre de Souza Vieira, José Manuel Peixoto Caldas, Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo
OBJECTIVE: to associate the life experiences of older women from the Northeast of Brazil with their suicidal ideation and attempts. METHOD: Qualitative study with fourteen older adults from Piripiri (PI), Teresina (PI), Fortaleza (CE) and Recife (PE) who were interviewed between November 2013 and July 2014. The organization of data originated the themes: experiences of abuse throughout their lives; marital fractures and social isolation; weakened motherhood. RESULTS: The women were born and lived most of their life in the countryside, amid poverty and social exclusion...
2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791442/bacillus-cereus-a-serious-cause-of-nosocomial-infections-epidemiologic-and-genetic-survey
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Benjamin Glasset, Sabine Herbin, Sophie A Granier, Laurent Cavalié, Emilie Lafeuille, Cyprien Guérin, Raymond Ruimy, Florence Casagrande-Magne, Marion Levast, Nathalie Chautemps, Jean-Winoc Decousser, Laure Belotti, Isabelle Pelloux, Jerôme Robert, Anne Brisabois, Nalini Ramarao
Bacillus cereus is the 2nd most frequent bacterial agent responsible for food-borne outbreaks in France and the 3rd in Europe. In addition, local and systemic infections have been reported, mainly describing individual cases or single hospital setting. The real incidence of such infection is unknown and information on genetic and phenotypic characteristics of the incriminated strains is generally scarce. We performed an extensive study of B. cereus strains isolated from patients and hospital environments from nine hospitals during a 5-year study, giving an overview of the consequences, sources and pathogenic patterns of B...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791315/incidence-of-early-onset-sepsis-in-infants-born-to-women-with-clinical-chorioamnionitis
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Tara M Randis, Madeline Murguia Rice, Leslie Myatt, Alan T N Tita, Kenneth J Leveno, Uma M Reddy, Michael W Varner, John M Thorp, Brian M Mercer, Mara J Dinsmoor, Susan M Ramin, Marshall W Carpenter, Philip Samuels, Anthony Sciscione, Jorge E Tolosa, George Saade, Yoram Sorokin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of sepsis and other adverse neonatal outcomes in women with a clinical diagnosis of chorioamnionitis. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a multi-center placebo-controlled trial of vitamins C/E to prevent preeclampsia in low risk nulliparous women. Clinical chorioamnionitis was defined as either the "clinical diagnosis" of chorioamnionitis or antibiotic administration during labor because of an elevated temperature or uterine tenderness in the absence of another cause...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791293/thelazia-callipaeda-an-endemic-parasite-of-red-foxes-vulpes-vulpes-in-western-romania
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Angela Monica Ionică, Georgiana Deak, Ioana Adriana Matei, Gianluca D'Amico, Vlad Dan Cotuţiu, Călin Mircea Gherman, Andrei Daniel Mihalca
Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) is a vector-borne zoonotic nematode parasite of the conjunctival sac of a large spectrum of hosts, currently having an expanding distribution range throughout Europe. In Romania, the parasite has a relatively large distribution range and host spectrum. However, the presence of T. callipaeda in red foxes ( Vulpes vulpes) has not yet been confirmed. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence and geographical distribution of T. callipaeda in red foxes from Romania...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791263/transgender-embodiment-a-lacanian-approach
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Sheila L Cavanagh
The author uses Lacanian psychoanalysis to conceptualize transgender embodiment, focusing on the Lacanian concept "objet a" to analyze how transpeople may be uniquely attuned to a fundamental lack in being endemic to all subjects of language. Objet a is central to the Imaginary register where body images and sex morphology intermingle. The author discusses objet a in relation to the mirror (and the Other's cisgender gaze), anxiety, postsurgical scars, linguistics, and Thing-like feelings of monstrosity (born of transphobia)...
June 2018: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791071/plastic-rates-of-development-and-the-effect-of-thermal-extremes-on-offspring-fitness-in-a-cold-climate-viviparous-lizard
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George D Cunningham, Luisa J Fitzpatrick, Geoffrey M While, Erik Wapstra
Populations at the climatic margins of a species' distribution can be exposed to conditions that cause developmental stress, resulting in developmental abnormalities. Even within the thermal range of normal development, phenotypes often vary with developmental temperature (i.e., thermal phenotypic plasticity). These effects can have significant consequences for organismal fitness and, thus, population persistence. Reptiles, as ectotherms, are particularly vulnerable to thermal effects on development and are, therefore, considered to be at comparatively high risk from changing climates...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological and Integrative Physiology
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