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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651013/loss-of-prion-protein-induces-a-primed-state-of-type-i-interferon-responsive-genes
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Giulia Malachin, Malin R Reiten, Øyvind Salvesen, Håvard Aanes, Jorke H Kamstra, Kerstin Skovgaard, Peter M H Heegaard, Cecilie Ersdal, Arild Espenes, Michael A Tranulis, Maren K Bakkebø
The cellular prion protein (PrPC) has been extensively studied because of its pivotal role in prion diseases; however, its functions remain incompletely understood. A unique line of goats has been identified that carries a nonsense mutation that abolishes synthesis of PrPC. In these animals, the PrP-encoding mRNA is rapidly degraded. Goats without PrPC are valuable in re-addressing loss-of-function phenotypes observed in Prnp knockout mice. As PrPC has been ascribed various roles in immune cells, we analyzed transcriptomic responses to loss of PrPC in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from normal goat kids (n = 8, PRNP+/+) and goat kids without PrPC (n = 8, PRNPTer/Ter) by mRNA sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643602/acute-phase-proteins-in-pregnant-goats-a-longitudinal-study
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Michał Czopowicz, Olga Szaluś-Jordanow, Marcin Mickiewicz, Lucjan Witkowski, Iwona Markowska-Daniel, Tadeusz Stefaniak, Daria Reczyńska, Emilia Bagnicka, Jarosław Kaba
We documented changes in serum amyloid A (SAA) and haptoglobin (Hp) concentration in goats during pregnancy, as measured by competitive ELISAs. Fifteen does (pregnant group) and 20 castrated males (control group) were enrolled in the study. Blood samples were collected on the same day from all 35 goats, 7 times throughout the study period: at mating, then once every month, during the week preceding kidding, and 1 mo after kidding. Baseline SAA and Hp concentrations at mating were identical in the 2 groups. In the pregnant group, SAA concentration rose significantly in the second month and remained elevated until the end of pregnancy, with the peak concentration at kidding...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643037/pediatric-spondylolysis-spinal-stenosis-and-disc-herniation-national-trends-in-decompression-and-discectomy-surgery-evaluated-through-the-kids-inpatient-database
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Tridu R Huynh, Carlito Lagman, Fadi Sweiss, Faris Shweikeh, Miriam Nuño, Doniel Drazin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe national trends in spinal decompression without fusion and discectomy procedures in the US pediatric inpatient population. METHODS: The Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) was queried for pediatric patients with primary diagnoses of spinal spondylolysis/stenosis or disc herniation and having undergone spinal decompression without fusion or discectomy over more than a decade (2000 to 2012). The primary (indirect) outcomes of interest were in-hospital complication rates, length of stay (LOS), total costs, and discharge dispositions...
June 22, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641475/care-and-not-wealth-is-a-predictor-of-wasting-and-stunting-of-the-coffee-kids-of-jimma-zone-southwest-ethiopia
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Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Tefera Belachew
BACKGROUND: The generation of cash from agricultural products is the mainstay of the livelihood of many households in developing countries. However, critics of cash cropping have highlighted its influence on dietary diversity and availability of food at the household level, eroding the potential for optimal child caring practices. METHODS: A community-based cross-sectional survey was carried out in three randomly selected coffee-producing districts of Jimma Zone in southwest Ethiopia...
January 1, 2017: Nutrition and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640002/trends-in-diagnoses-among-hospitalizations-of-hiv-infected-children-and-adolescents-in-the-us-2003-2012
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Stacey A Hurst, Alexander C Ewing, Sascha R Ellington, Athena P Kourtis
OBJECTIVE: Using data from 2003-2012, we updated a previous analysis of trends in hospitalizations of HIV-infected children and adolescents in the US. METHODS: We used data from the Kids´ Inpatient Database of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project to derive nationally representative estimates of the number of hospitalizations and the rates per 1000 hospitalizations of select discharge diagnoses and procedures in 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012 among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected children and adolescents ≤18 years, excluding hospitalizations for conditions related to pregnancy/delivery and neonatal diagnoses...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638960/comparative-diagnostic-evaluation-of-omp31-gene-based-taqman%C3%A2-real-time-pcr-assay-with-visual-lamp-assay-and-indirect-elisa-for-caprine-brucellosis
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Suman Saini, V K Gupta, K Gururaj, D D Singh, R V S Pawaiya, N K Gangwar, A K Mishra, Deepak Dwivedi, Dimple Andani, Ashok Kumar, T K Goswami
Brucellosis is one of the leading causes of abortion in domestic animals that imposes costs on both economy and society. The disease is highly zoonotic and poses risk to animal handlers due to its zoonotic nature. It causes stillbirth, loss of kids and abortion in last term of pregnancy. Reproductive damage includes infertility in does and orchitis and epididymitis in breeding bucks, which result in high financial losses to farmers and the agriculture industry as a whole. It requires highly sensitive and specific assays to diagnose the disease at field level...
June 21, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636965/hla-f-a-new-kid-licensed-for-peptide-presentation
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Malcolm J W Sim, Peter D Sun
HLA-F, a non-classical MHC molecule, is not known to present peptides. Dulberger et al. (2017) show that HLA-F contains a distinct peptide-binding groove and can present a diverse array of peptides. LIR1, however, recognized HLA-F away from bound peptide, leaving open whether peptide-HLA-F-specific T and NK receptors exist.
June 20, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634168/contributions-of-children-with-multiple-chronic-conditions-to-pediatric-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Jay G Berry, Arlene S Ash, Eyal Cohen, Fareesa Hasan, Chris Feudtner, Matt Hall
BACKGROUND: Children with multiple chronic conditions (CMCC) are increasingly using hospital care. We assessed how much of US pediatric inpatient care is used by CMCC and which chronic conditions are the key drivers of hospital use. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all 2.3 million US acute-care hospital discharges in 2012 for children age 0 to 18 years in the Kids' Inpatient Database. The ∼4.5 million US hospitalizations for pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn and neonatal care were not assessed...
June 20, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633388/sex-obesity-and-blood-pressure-among-african-american-adolescents-the-jackson-heart-kids-pilot-study
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Marino A Bruce, Bettina M Beech, Keith C Norris, Derek M Griffith, Mario Sims, Roland J Thorpe
BACKGROUND: This study examined the degree to which sex, weight status, and the presence of hypertension and obesity in parents/grandparents were associated with systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure (BP) among African American youth in a pilot offspring study examining obesity-related cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks among adolescents. RESULTS: Fully adjusted linear regression models of the total sample produced results indicating that obesity was associated with BP (SBP: β = 7...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632836/-multidrug-resistant-candida-auris-new-kid-on-the-block-in-hospital-associated-infections
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Cecilia Tapia, Christian Batarce
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April 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632004/behavioral-interventions-to-reduce-infections-in-pediatric-long-term-care-facilities-the-keep-it-clean-for-kids-trial
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Elaine L Larson, Meghan T Murray, Bevin Cohen, Edwin Simpser, Marianne Pavia, Olivia Jackson, Haomiao Jia, R Gordon Hutcheon, Linda Mosiello, Natalie Neu, Lisa Saiman
Children in pediatric long-term care facilities (pLTCF) represent a highly vulnerable population and infectious outbreaks occur frequently, resulting in significant morbidity, mortality, and resource use. The purpose of this quasi-experimental trial using time series analysis was to assess the impact of a 4-year theoretically based behavioral intervention on infection prevention practices and clinical outcomes in three pLTCF (288 beds) in New York metropolitan area including 720 residents, ages 1 day to 26 years with mean lengths of stay: 7...
March 3, 2017: Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631968/improving-kindergarten-readiness-in-children-with-developmental-disabilities-changes-in-neural-correlates-of-response-monitoring
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Jennifer Martin McDermott, Katherine C Pears, Jacqueline Bruce, Hyoun K Kim, Leslie Roos, Karen L Yoerger, Philip A Fisher
Among children diagnosed with developmental delays, difficulties in self-regulation are prominent and have been linked to school readiness problems. The current study sought to examine the impact of the Kids in Transition to School (KITS) school readiness intervention program on self-regulation, with a specific focus on response monitoring skills, among children with developmental delays. Children (n = 20 in the KITS group and n = 21 in a services as usual group) were administered a flanker task during which event-related potential data were collected to examine group differences in response monitoring...
February 22, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625854/promoting-healthier-children-s-meals-at-quick-service-and-full-service-restaurants-results-from-a-pilot-and-feasibility-study
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Nanette V Lopez, Sara C Folta, Meaghan E Glenn, Vanessa M Lynskey, Anjali A Patel, Stephanie Anzman-Frasca
High-calorie restaurant foods contribute to childhood overweight. Increased consumer demand for healthier kids' meals may motivate the restaurant industry to provide additional healthy options. This study pilot-tested a combination of four strategies (toy incentive, placemats, server prompts, signage) designed to increase demand for healthier kids' meals, which were defined as those eligible for the National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell program. Relative sales of healthier kids' meals were examined before (n = 3473 total kids' meal orders) and during Month 1 (n = 3546 total kids' meal orders) and Month 2 of implementation (n = 3645 total kids' meal orders) of an 8-week intervention in two locations each of a quick-service (QSR) and full-service (FSR) restaurant chain...
June 15, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624059/exploring-regional-variability-in-utilization-of-antireflux-surgery-in-children
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Heather L Short, Wanzhe Zhu, Courtney McCracken, Curtis Travers, Lance A Waller, Mehul V Raval
BACKGROUND: There is significant variation surrounding the indications, surgical approaches, and outcomes for children undergoing antireflux procedures (ARPs) resulting in geographic variation of care. Our purpose was to quantify this geographic variation in the utilization of ARPs in children. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of the 2009 Kid's Inpatient Database was performed to identify patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease or associated diagnoses. Regional surgical utilization rates were determined, and a mixed effects model was used to identify factors associated with the use of ARPs...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624036/firearm-injuries-due-to-legal-intervention-in-children-and-adolescents-a-national-analysis
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Noor Joudi, Jun Tashiro, Samuel Golpanian, Sarah A Eidelson, Eduardo A Perez, Juan E Sola
BACKGROUND: Firearm injuries related to legal intervention have come under scrutiny because of recent events. METHODS: The Kids' Inpatient Database (1997-2012) was searched for firearm injuries due to legal interventions (International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, Clinical Modification E970) requiring inpatient admission in children aged <20 y. Cases were weighted to provide national estimates. The Brady Campaign criteria were used to identify lenient versus strict gun law states...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623407/diagnosis-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-a-multifocal-cutaneous-orf-virus-with-mixed-bacterial-infection-outbreak-in-goats-in-fujian-province-china
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Xuelin Chi, Xiancheng Zeng, Shuhong Luo
Outbreaks of orf virus on goat farms are common in China. In this study, we investigated a severe multifocal cutaneous orf virus outbreak with a correlative mixed bacterial infection which persisted for up to 6 months, and which had a high morbidity (93.7%) and mortality (15%) among kids in a herd of crossbreed goats in Fujian province in China. The disease was diagnosed as an orf virus (ORFV XD strain) infection associating with Streptococcus pluranimalium and Staphylococcus, identified using standard virological and bacteriological techniques...
June 16, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623163/factors-associated-with-school-lunch-consumption-reverse-recess-and-school-brunch
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Leah Elizabeth Chapman, Juliana Cohen, Melanie Canterberry, Thomas W Carton
BACKGROUND: While school foods have become healthier under the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, research suggests there is still substantial food waste in cafeterias. It is therefore necessary to study factors that can impact food consumption, including holding recess before lunch ("reverse recess") and starting lunch periods very early or very late. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the association between the timing of recess (pre-lunch vs post-lunch recess), the timing of the lunch period, and food consumed by students at lunch...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623142/complication-of-newborn-circumcision-meatal-stenosis-or-meatal-web
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Mehmet Ali Özen, Gökhan Gündoğdu, Mehmet Taşdemir, Egemen Eroğlu
INTRODUCTION: Meatal stenosis (MS) is a known complication of newborn circumcision. Symptoms are usually masked in young kids with a diaper. Deflation of urinary stream, dysuria, urinary frequency, and incontinence are the most common reported symptoms. Diagnosis of MS is still controversial. A narrow pinpoint urethral meatus is the current accepted diagnostic criteria. OBJECTIVE: In our practice, we observed that our cases do not overlap to the classic definition and presentation of MS...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622971/utilization-patterns-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-neonates-in-the-united-states-1997-2012
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Ashley Y Song, Hsuan-Hsiu Annie Chen, Rachel Chapman, Ameish Govindarajan, Jeffrey S Upperman, Rita V Burke, James Stein, Philippe S Friedlich, Ashwini Lakshmanan
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) remains one of the most intensive therapies for newborns in the United States. However, there is limited information on resource utilization for neonates receiving ECMO. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective data analysis of the Kids' Inpatient Database from 1997 to 2012. Bivariate and multivariate analysis was completed to identify predictors of LOS, hospital costs and mortality. Cardiac and non-cardiac diagnoses of neonates receiving ECMO were also included in the bivariate and multivariable analysis...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615851/gastrointestinal-helminthosis-prevalence-and-associated-determinants-in-goats-of-jabalpur-india
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Alok Kumar Dixit, Giridhari Das, Ramesh Pratap Singh Baghel
A total of 632 faecal samples of goats of Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh state were examined during three years of the study period (November 2012-October 2015), out of which 82.75 % samples were positive for helminthic infections. Among various helminths, maximum prevalence was of strongyles (32.59 %) followed by amphistomes (14.40 %), Moniezia spp. (12.50 %), Strongyloides spp. (0.79 %), Trichuris spp. (0.47 %) and Fasciolagigantica (0.32 %). Year wise prevalence revealed a highly significant (p < 0...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
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