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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145463/the-chicken-or-the-egg-exploring-bi-directional-associations-between-newcastle-disease-vaccination-and-village-chicken-flock-size-in-rural-tanzania
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Julia de Bruyn, Peter C Thomson, Brigitte Bagnol, Wende Maulaga, Elpidius Rukambile, Robyn G Alders
Newcastle disease (ND) is a viral disease of poultry with global importance, responsible for the loss of a potential source of household nutrition and economic livelihood in many low-income food-deficit countries. Periodic outbreaks of this endemic disease result in high mortality amongst free-ranging chicken flocks and may serve as a disincentive for rural households to invest time or resources in poultry-keeping. Sustainable ND control can be achieved through vaccination using a thermotolerant vaccine administered via eyedrop by trained "community vaccinators"...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145285/degeneration-of-paramedian-nuclei-in-the-thalamus-induces-holmes-tremor-in-a-case-of-artery-of-percheron-infarction
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Tz-Shiang Wei, Chun-Sheng Hsu, Yu-Chun Lee, Shin-Tsu Chang
RATIONALE: Holmes' tremor is an uncommon neurologic disorder following brain insults, and its pathogenesis is undefined. The interruption of the dento-rubro-thalamic tract and secondary deterioration of the nigrostriatal pathway are both required to initiate Holmes' tremor. We used nuclear medicine imaging tools to analyze a patient with concurrent infarction in different zones of each side of the thalamus. Finding whether the paramedian nuclear groups of the thalamus were injured was a decisive element for developing Holmes' tremor...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143636/a-review-of-measures-of-women-s-empowerment-and-related-gender-constructs-in-family-planning-and-maternal-health-program-evaluations-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Mahua Mandal, Arundati Muralidharan, Sara Pappa
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that gender-integrated interventions, which actively seek to identify and integrate activities that address the role of gender norms and dynamics, improve family planning (FP) and maternal health (MH). To understand the link between the gender components of interventions and FP and MH outcomes, it is critical to examine the gender measures used in evaluations. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of evaluations of gender-integrated FP and MH interventions in low- and middle-income countries...
November 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143630/examining-the-mechanisms-by-which-women-s-status-and-empowerment-affect-skilled-birth-attendant-use-in-senegal-a-structural-equation-modeling-approach
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Kyoko Shimamoto, Jessica D Gipson
BACKGROUND: Despite the reduction in maternal deaths globally, maternal mortality rates remain unacceptably high, particularly in some regions of the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, maternal mortality rates have even increased recently, with 201,000 deaths in 2015 as compared to 179,000 in 2013. Use of a skilled birth attendant (SBA) at delivery has remained low, despite evidence of the effectiveness of SBAs in reducing maternal deaths. Women's empowerment is increasingly recognized as a key determinant of maternal health care-seeking and outcomes, yet empirical examinations of the linkages between women's empowerment and delivery care use are particularly limited, especially from sub-Saharan Africa...
November 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143627/conceptualizing-pathways-linking-women-s-empowerment-and-prematurity-in-developing-countries
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Patience A Afulani, Molly Altman, Joseph Musana, May Sudhinaraset
BACKGROUND: Globally, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5. Many efforts have focused on clinical approaches to improve the survival of premature babies. There is a need, however, to explore psychosocial, sociocultural, economic, and other factors as potential mechanisms to reduce the burden of prematurity. Women's empowerment may be a catalyst for moving the needle in this direction. The goal of this paper is to examine links between women's empowerment and prematurity in developing settings...
November 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142204/sociospatial-structure-explains-marked-variation-in-brucellosis-seroprevalence-in-an-alpine-ibex-population
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Pascal Marchand, Pauline Freycon, Jean-Philippe Herbaux, Yvette Game, Carole Toïgo, Emmanuelle Gilot-Fromont, Sophie Rossi, Jean Hars
In a context of (re)emerging infectious diseases with wildlife reservoirs, understanding how animal ecology shapes epidemiology is a key issue, particularly in wild ungulates that share pathogens with domestic herbivores and have similar food requirements. For the first time in Europe, brucellosis (Brucella melitensis), a virulent zoonosis, persisted in an Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) population and was transmitted to cattle and humans. To better understand disease dynamics, we investigated the relationships between the spatial ecology of ibex and the epidemiology of brucellosis...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141181/axon-pathfinding-for-locomotion
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Dario Bonanomi
Motor neurons of the spinal cord are responsible for the assembly of neuromuscular connections indispensable for basic locomotion and skilled movements. A precise spatial relationship exists between the position of motor neuron cell bodies in the spinal cord and the course of their axonal projections to peripheral muscle targets. Motor neuron innervation of the vertebrate limb is a prime example of this topographic organization and by virtue of its accessibility and predictability has provided access to fundamental principles of motor system development and neuronal guidance...
November 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138815/curcumin-reverses-tobacco-smoke%C3%A2-induced-epithelial%C3%A2-mesenchymal-transition-by-suppressing-the-mapk-pathway-in-the-lungs-of-mice
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Zhaofeng Liang, Rui Wu, Wei Xie, Mingming Zhu, Chunfeng Xie, Xiaoting Li, Jianyun Zhu, Weiwei Zhu, Jieshu Wu, Shanshan Geng, Wenrong Xu, Caiyun Zhong, Hongyu Han
Tobacco smoke is a major risk factor for lung cancer. Epithelial‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) is decisive in cancer invasion and metastasis, and therefore promotes cancer progression. Mitogen‑activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways are implicated in various aspects of cancer development and progression, including the EMT process. The chemopreventive effect of curcumin on carcinogenesis has been reported in vivo and in vitro. The present study investigated tobacco smoke‑induced alterations in the MAPK/activator protein‑1 (AP‑1) pathways, and pulmonary EMT changes in the lungs of mice, and further observed the chemopreventive effect of curcumin...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138742/hysterectomy-pathway-as-the-global-engine-of-practice-change-implications-for-value-in-care
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Amin Sanei-Moghaddam, Sharon Goughnour, Robert Edwards, John Comerci, Joseph Kelley, Nicole Donnellan, Faina Linkov, Suketu Mansuria
Introduction: In 2012, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) introduced a hysterectomy clinical pathway to reduce the number of total abdominal hysterectomies performed for benign gynecological indications. This study focused on exploring physician and patient factors impacting the utilization of hysterectomy clinical pathways. Methods: An online survey with 24 questions was implemented to explore physicians' attitudes and perceived barriers toward implementing the pathway...
2017: Central Asian Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136338/the-perspectives-of-medical-specialists-from-different-disciplines-on-the-management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-an-interview-study
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David J Tunnicliffe, Davinder Singh-Grewal, Jonathan C Craig, Shilpanjali Jesudason, Peter Tugwell, Ming-Wei Lin, Sean G O'Neill, Daniel Sumpton, Allison Tong
OBJECTIVES: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organ systems, with specialists from many disciplines often involved, which may lead to inconsistent care. We aimed to describe the attitudes and perspectives of specialists from different medical disciplines on the management of people with SLE. METHODS: Face-to-face, semi-structured interviews were conducted with rheumatologists (n=16), nephrologists (n=16), and immunologists (n=11) providing care to adults with SLE from 19 centers across Australia in 2015...
November 14, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131120/a-prospective-study-to-evaluate-a-diagnostic-algorithm-for-the-use-of-fluid-lymphocyte-subset-analysis-in-undiagnosed-unilateral-pleural-effusions
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Giles Dixon, Rahul Bhatnagar, Natalie Zahan-Evans, Amelia O Clive, Paul F Virgo, Mary T Brett, Sophie H Otton, Andrew R L Medford, Nick A Maskell
BACKGROUND: Haematological malignancy is an important cause of pleural effusion. Pleural effusions secondary to haematological malignancy are usually lymphocyte predominant. However, several other conditions such as carcinoma, tuberculosis, and chronic heart failure also cause lymphocytic effusions. Lymphocyte subset (LS) analysis may be a useful test to identify haematological malignancy in patients with lymphocytic effusions. However, research into their utility in pleural effusion diagnostic algorithms has not yet been published...
November 10, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130645/distributed-decision-making-in-action-diagnostic-imaging-investigations-within-the-bigger-picture
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Chandra R Makanjee, Anne-Marie Bergh, Willem A Hoffmann
INTRODUCTION: Decision making in the health care system - specifically with regard to diagnostic imaging investigations - occurs at multiple levels. Professional role players from various backgrounds are involved in making these decisions, from the point of referral to the outcomes of the imaging investigation. The aim of this study was to map the decision-making processes and pathways involved when patients are referred for diagnostic imaging investigations and to explore distributed decision-making events at the points of contact with patients within a health care system...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129929/il-2-imprints-human-naive-b-cell-fate-towards-plasma-cell-through-erk-elk1-mediated-bach2-repression
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Nicolas Hipp, Hannah Symington, Cédric Pastoret, Gersende Caron, Céline Monvoisin, Karin Tarte, Thierry Fest, Céline Delaloy
Plasma cell differentiation is a tightly regulated process that requires appropriate T cell helps to reach the induction threshold. To further understand mechanisms by which T cell inputs regulate B cell fate decision, we investigate the minimal IL-2 stimulation for triggering human plasma cell differentiation in vitro. Here we show that the timed repression of BACH2 through IL-2-mediated ERK/ELK1 signalling pathway directs plasma cell lineage commitment. Enforced BACH2 repression in activated B cells unlocks the plasma cell transcriptional program and induces their differentiation into immunoglobulin M-secreting cells...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127979/-the-city-of-the-kidney-a-platform-for-co-constructing-a-therapeutic-pathway
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REVIEW
Clotilde Genon
Innovative in terms of assisting shared medical decision making, the internet platform 'the City of the Kidney' aims to provide reliable and independent information to patients with kidney disease requiring dialysis or transplant as well as to their relatives. A tool which health professionals can recommend to their patients as a source of detailed information.
November 2017: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126340/-treatment-of-hallux-valgus-current-diagnostic-testing-and-surgical-treatment-performed-by-german-foot-and-ankle-surgeons
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Dariusch Arbab, Lisa-Maria Schneider, Christoph Schnurr, Bertil Bouillon, Peer Eysel, Dietmar Pierre König
Background Hallux valgus is one of the most prevalent foot deformities, and surgical treatment of Hallux valgus is one of the most common procedures in foot and ankle surgery. Diagnostic and treatment standards show large variation despite medical guidelines and national foot and ankle societies. The aim of this nationwide survey is a description of the current status of diagnostics and therapy of Hallux valgus in Germany. Material and Methods A nationwide online questionnaire survey was sent to two German foot and ankle societies...
November 10, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125503/patient-preferences-for-treatments-of%C3%A2-neuromuscular-diseases-a-systematic-literature-review
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Erik Landfeldt, Josefin Edström, Peter Lindgren, Hanns Lochmüller
BACKGROUND: Treatment decisions of neuromuscular diseases involve weighing clinical benefits and risks, as well as impact on patient social life, work status, other activities of daily living, and health-related quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systemic literature review of patient preferences for treatments of neuromuscular diseases. METHODS: We searched Embase, Web of Science, and PubMed for full-text articles reporting results from studies of patient preferences for treatments of neuromuscular diseases...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123210/plasticity-of-the-inner-cell-mass-in-mouse-blastocyst-is-restricted-by-the-activity-of-fgf-mapk-pathway
#17
M Wigger, K Kisielewska, K Filimonow, B Plusa, M Maleszewski, A Suwińska
In order to ensure successful development, cells of the early mammalian embryo must differentiate to either trophectoderm (TE) or inner cell mass (ICM), followed by epiblast (EPI) or primitive endoderm (PE) specification within the ICM. Here, we deciphered the mechanism that assures the correct order of these sequential cell fate decisions. We revealed that TE-deprived ICMs derived from 32-cell blastocysts are still able to reconstruct TE during in vitro culture, confirming totipotency of ICM cells at this stage...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122288/bioprocessing-strategies-for-pluripotent-stem-cells-based-on-waddington-s-epigenetic-landscape
#18
REVIEW
Mee-Hae Kim, Masahiro Kino-Oka
As increasing numbers of cell-based therapies advance through clinical trials towards approval for use in humans, the need for robust and well-characterized cell culturing strategies is becoming increasingly apparent. We discuss here novel stem cell bioprocessing strategies based on the concept of using Waddington's epigenetic landscape to represent the process of cellular decision-making during development. Specifically, we focus on the manner in which cell behavior triggers cell signaling pathways related to the initial cell fate decision...
November 6, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118930/biomarkers-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-insight-into-diagnosis-prognosis-and-treatment
#19
REVIEW
Mohsen Norouzinia, Vahid Chaleshi, Amir Houshang Mohammad Alizadeh, Mohammad Reza Zali
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease of unknown etiology which mostly involves the intestine and requires a personalized approach for treatment. IBD represents a heterogeneous group of patients with inherently variable disease courses. Hence, the heterogeneity of patient populations may delay the diagnosis, clinical practice and initiation of appropriate treatment. Use of biomarkers for diagnosis and management of IBD is still necessary. Descriptions of the immunological pathway abnormalities in IBD improve assessment to identify the patient's disease status, and relative risk of progression to complicated disease behaviors, and this information may ultimately influence therapeutic decisions...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114016/ein3-and-pif3-form-an-interdependent-module-that-represses-chloroplast-development-in-buried-seedlings
#20
Xiaoqin Liu, Renlu Liu, Yue Li, Xing Shen, Shangwei Zhong, Hui Shi
In buried seedlings, chloroplasts are arrested at the etioplast stage, but they rapidly mature upon emergence of the seedling. Etioplast-chloroplast differentiation is halted through the integration of soil-induced signals, including pressure and the absence of light, although the details on how this information converges to regulate cellular decisions remain unclear. Here, we identify an interdependent transcription module that integrates the mechanical pressure and darkness signals to control chloroplast development in Arabidopsis thaliana...
November 7, 2017: Plant Cell
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