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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922723/protective-effects-of-mirtazapine-and-chrysin-on-experimentally-induced-testicular-damage-in-rats
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Alaa E El-Sisi, Magda E El-Sayad, Nermine M Abdelsalam
Mirtazapine is an antidepressant with prominent antioxidant effects. Chrysin, a natural flavone, exhibits multiple pharmacological actions. This study was designed to investigate the potential protective effects of chrysin and mirtazapine against nitrofurazone-induced testicular damage in rats. Possible underlying mechanisms such as oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis were also investigated. Testicular damage was induced by oral administration of nitrofurazone (50mg/kg/day) for two weeks. Chrysin (25 and 50mg/kg/day, p...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922621/a-21-winter-seasons-retrospective-study-of-antibody-response-after-influenza-vaccination-in-elderly-60-85%C3%A2-years-old-and-very-elderly-85%C3%A2-years-old-institutionalized-subjects
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Emilia Nunzi, Anna Maria Iorio, Barbara Camilloni
Influenza vaccination is considered the best mean for preventing the higher rates of mortality associated with influenza virus infection in the elderly as compared with younger people. Since the number of very elderly subjects, aged >85 years, is rapidly increasing, and some authors reported increments in influenza-associated mortality with age, the aim of this study was to increase the limited information available on the immunogenicity of the influenza vaccines in this age group. This was a retrospective study which analyzed the antibody response induced by commercially available trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines in 1491 elderly subjects (60-85 years old) and 1139 very elderly subjects (>85 years old) during 21 winter seasons included between 1993-1994 and 2014-2015...
September 18, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922525/describing-the-quality-of-life-of-boys-with-haemophilia-in-china-results-of-a-multicentre-study-using-the-cho-klat
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L Tang, W Xu, C G Li, F Hou, X Q Feng, H Wang, X J Li, W L Li, J P Liu, L R Sun, S H Wang, J Jin, Q Fang, K H Luke, M C Poon, V S Blanchette, K Usuba, N L Young, R Wu
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of haemophilia varies across countries and across regions within some countries. Similar variation has been observed in health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). Relatively little is known about the HR-QoL of boys with haemophilia in China. AIM: The aim of this study was to describe the HR-QoL of boys with haemophilia in China using the Canadian Haemophilia Outcomes-Kids Life Assessment Tool (CHO-KLAT). METHODS: Boys (4-18 years of age) with haemophilia and their parents were enroled in a cross-sectional study...
September 18, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921781/valganciclovir-vgcv-followed-by-cytomegalovirus-cmv-hyperimmune-globulin-compared-to-vgcv-for-200-days-in-abdominal-organ-transplant-recipients-at-high-risk-for-cmv-infection-a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study
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James N Fleming, David J Taber, Nicole A Weimert, Satish Nadig, John W McGillicuddy, Charles F Bratton, Prabhakar K Baliga, Kenneth D Chavin
BACKGROUND: With the advent of effective antivirals against cytomegalovirus (CMV), use of CMV hyperimmune globulin has decreased. Although antiviral prophylaxis in patients at high risk for CMV is effective, many patients still have late infection, never developing antibodies sufficient to achieve immunity. Utilizing a combination of antiviral and CMV immunoglobulin G may allow patients to achieve immunity and decrease late CMV infections. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized, open-label, pilot study comparing valganciclovir (VGCV) prophylaxis for 200 days vs VGCV for 100 days followed by CMV HIG in abdominal transplant recipients at high risk for CMV...
September 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921723/effect-of-prophylactic-cefalexin-treatment-on-the-development-of-bacterial-infection-in-acute-radiation-induced-dermatitis-in-dogs-a-blinded-randomized-controlled-prospective-clinical-trial
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Michele A Keyerleber, Lluís Ferrer
BACKGROUND: Acute radiation-induced dermatitis (ARID) is a common sequela of radiation therapy and carries the risk of secondary bacterial skin infection. No standard of care exists for managing canine ARID and evidence-based guidelines are lacking; however, prophylactic use of antibiotics is common. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of prophylactic cefalexin on the prevalence and severity of bacterial infection in canine ARID. ANIMALS: Seventeen dogs treated with definitive-intent radiotherapy...
September 18, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921666/comparison-of-laparoscopic-gastropexy-performed-via-intracorporeal-suturing-with-knotless-unidirectional-barbed-suture-using-a-needle-driver-versus-a-roticulated-endoscopic-suturing-device-30-cases
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Kristin A Coleman, Eric Monnet
OBJECTIVE: To compare two suturing techniques for prophylactic laparoscopic gastropexy in healthy dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Thirty healthy client-owned dogs from breeds predisposed to gastric dilation volvulus. METHODS: Medical records of dogs presented for prophylactic laparoscopic gastropexy performed with knotless unidirectional barbed suture were reviewed. Dogs were grouped based on the device used for suturing, consisting of an endoscopic needle driver (END) vs an endoscopic suturing device (ESD)...
September 16, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921627/preterm-infants-with-necrotising-enterocolitis-demonstrate-individual-and-unbalanced-gut-microbiota
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Itani Tarek, Ayoub Moubareck Carole, Melki Imad, Rousseau Clotilde, Mangin Irène, Butel Marie-José, Karam Sarkis Dolla
AIM: This Lebanese study tested the hypothesis that differences would exist in the gut microbiota of preterm infants with and without necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), as reported in western countries. METHODS: This study compared 11 infants with NEC and 11 controls, all born at 27-35 weeks, in three neonatal intensive care units between January 2013 and March 2015. Faecal samples were collected at key time points and microbiota was analysed by culture, quantitative PCR (qPCR), and temperature temporal gel electrophoresis (TTGE)...
September 16, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920966/-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-prophylactic-program-in-a-selected-enterprise
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Jadwiga Siedlecka, Elżbieta Gadzicka, Agata Szyjkowska, Patryk Siedlecki, Wiesław Szymczak, Teresa Makowiec-Dąbrowska, Alicja Bortkiewicz
BACKGROUND: In Poland cardiovascular diseases (CVD), classified as work-related diseases, are responsible for 25% of disability and cause 50% of all deaths, including 26.9% of deaths in people aged under 65 years. The aim of the study was to analyze employee expectations regarding CVD- oriented prophylactic activities in the selected enterprise. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire, developed for this study, consists of: socio-demographic data, job characteristics, occupational factors, and questions about the respondents' expectations concerning the prevention program...
September 18, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920935/spinal-cord-injury-induced-immunodeficiency-is-mediated-by-a-sympathetic-neuroendocrine-adrenal-reflex
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Harald Prüss, Andrea Tedeschi, Aude Thiriot, Lydia Lynch, Scott M Loughhead, Susanne Stutte, Irina B Mazo, Marcel A Kopp, Benedikt Brommer, Christian Blex, Laura-Christin Geurtz, Thomas Liebscher, Andreas Niedeggen, Ulrich Dirnagl, Frank Bradke, Magdalena S Volz, Michael J DeVivo, Yuying Chen, Ulrich H von Andrian, Jan M Schwab
Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) causes systemic immunosuppression and life-threatening infections, thought to result from noradrenergic overactivation and excess glucocorticoid release via hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis stimulation. Instead of consecutive hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis activation, we report that acute SCI in mice induced suppression of serum norepinephrine and concomitant increase in cortisol, despite suppressed adrenocorticotropic hormone, indicating primary (adrenal) hypercortisolism...
September 18, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919623/outcome-of-upper-gastrointestinal-surgery-with-or-without-nasogastric-intubation
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M A Ullah, M A Rahman, L H Chowdhury, S Mohammed, M I Hasan
Nasogastric intubation is a common procedure with both merits and demerits. Controversies exist about the routine use of nasogastric intubation following upper gastrointestinal surgery. Good numbers of literatures were published in favour of selective nasogastric intubation pointing out some complications of routine use of nasogastric tube. In 1995, Cheatham et al. concluded in a meta-analysis that although patients may develop abdominal distension or vomiting without a nasogastric tube, this is not associated with an increase in complications or length of hospital stay...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919395/gastroprotective-effect-of-aucubin-against-ethanol-induced-gastric-mucosal-injury-in-mice
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Yang Yang, Bing Yin, Le Lv, Ziye Wang, Jiao He, Ziyang Chen, Xin Wen, Yongmin Zhang, Wenji Sun, Yang Li, Ye Zhao
AIMS: Aucubin, an iridoid glycoside, was isolated from seeds of Eucommia ulmoides Oliver. This study was aimed to evaluate the protective effect of aucubin against ethanol-induced gastric mucosal injury in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice were orally administrated with aucubin (20, 40 and 80mg/kg) for 3 consecutive days. On the 3rd day, the mice of gastric mucosal injury were induced with 70% ethanol after the last administration of aucubin. Gastric tissue of mice were submitted for evaluating the severity of gastric mucosal injury...
September 14, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919227/asymptomatic-ischemic-risks-in-microsurgical-clipping-for-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-in-anterior-circulation
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Katsuhiro Shinagawa, Toshinori Matsushige, Takahito Okazaki, Daizo Ishii, Nobuhiko Ichinose, Shigeyuki Sakamoto, Kaoru Kurisu
BACKGROUND: The ischemic risk in prophylactic treatments of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) is a serious health concern. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to elucidate the incidence and characteristics of ischemic events in microsurgical clipping (MC) of anterior circulation UIAs. METHODS: Ischemic events were prospectively evaluated before and after surgery between April 2011 and March 2017. The location, volume, minimum value of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADCMIN) in high-intensity spots (HIS) on 3T MR Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), and radiographic outcomes were analyzed...
September 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919125/multi-institution-analysis-of-infection-control-practices-identifies-the-subset-associated-with-best-surgical-site-infection-performance-a-texas-alliance-for-surgical-quality-collaborative-project
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Catherine H Davis, Lillian S Kao, Jason B Fleming, Thomas A Aloia
BACKGROUND: In an effort to reduce surgical site infection (SSI) rates, a large number of infection control practices (ICPs), including operating room attire policies, have been recommended. However, few have proven benefits and many are costly, time-consuming, and detrimental to provider morale. The goal of this multi-institution study was to determine which ICPs are associated with lower postoperative SSI rates. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty American College of Surgeons NSQIP and Texas Alliance for Surgical Quality-affiliated hospitals completed this Quality Improvement Assessment Board-approved study...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918897/colchicine-for-primary-prevention-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-open-heart-surgery-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carsten Lennerz, Manish Barman, Mahmoud Tantawy, Mark Sopher, Peter Whittaker
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation occurs frequently after open-heart surgery. It is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, longer hospital stays, and increased healthcare costs. Prophylactic administration of colchicine may mitigate post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF). METHODS: We searched PubMed, ClinicalTrials.gov and CENTRAL databases to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that; (1) compared prophylactic use of colchicine to placebo, or usual care, in patients with sinus rhythm who underwent elective open-heart surgery and (2) reported POAF-incidence...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918776/-prophylactic-antibiotic-therapy-for-hernia-repair
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Siv Fonnes, Barbara Juliane Holzknecht, Magnus Arpi, Jacob Rosenberg
This article aims at outlining and recommending use of prophylactic antibiotic therapy for hernia repair according to literature and newly released guidelines. We do not recommend prophylaxis for elective repair of inguinal and ventral hernias in a low infection risk environment as Denmark except in patients with incisional hernia > 10 cm or presumed increased risk for wound infection, e.g. diabetes or immunosuppression. Antibiotic prophylaxis should always be used in emergent hernia repair. We recommend a prophylactic regimen of second-generation cephalosporin given as a single dose perioperatively...
September 11, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918040/codon-optimized-p1a-encoding-dna-vaccine-toward-a-therapeutic-vaccination-against-p815-mastocytoma
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Alessandra Lopes, Kevin Vanvarenberg, Véronique Préat, Gaëlle Vandermeulen
DNA vaccine can be modified to increase protein production and modulate immune response. To enhance the efficiency of a P815 mastocytoma DNA vaccine, the P1A gene sequence was optimized by substituting specific codons with synonymous ones while modulating the number of CpG motifs. The P815A murine antigen production was increased with codon-optimized plasmids. The number of CpG motifs within the P1A gene sequence modulated the immunogenicity by inducing a local increase in the cytokines involved in innate immunity...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918031/anti-adenoviral-artificial-micrornas-expressed-from-aav9-vectors-inhibit-human-adenovirus-infection-in-immunosuppressed-syrian-hamsters
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Katrin Schaar, Anja Geisler, Milena Kraus, Sandra Pinkert, Markian Pryshliak, Jacqueline F Spencer, Ann E Tollefson, Baoling Ying, Jens Kurreck, William S Wold, Robert Klopfleisch, Karoly Toth, Henry Fechner
Infections of immunocompromised patients with human adenoviruses (hAd) can develop into life-threatening conditions, whereas drugs with anti-adenoviral efficiency are not clinically approved and have limited efficacy. Small double-stranded RNAs that induce RNAi represent a new class of promising anti-adenoviral therapeutics. However, as yet, their efficiency to treat hAd5 infections has only been investigated in vitro. In this study, we analyzed artificial microRNAs (amiRs) delivered by self-complementary adeno-associated virus (scAAV) vectors for treatment of hAd5 infections in immunosuppressed Syrian hamsters...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917651/bacteriophages-as-an-alternative-to-conventional-antibiotic-use-for-the-prevention-or-treatment-of-paenibacillus-larvae-in-honeybee-hives
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T Scott Brady, Bryan D Merrill, Jared A Hilton, Ashley M Payne, Michael B Stephenson, Sandra Hope
American Foulbrood (AFB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria, Paenibacillus larvae. P. larvae phages were isolated and tested to determine each phages' host range amongst 59 field isolate strains of P. larvae. Three phages were selected to create a phage cocktail for the treatment of AFB infections according to the combined phages' ability to lyse all tested strains of bacteria. Studies were performed to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the phage cocktail treatment as a replacement for traditional antibiotics for the prevention of AFB and the treatment of active infections...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917315/protective-and-risk-factors-associated-with-the-presence-of-toxocara-spp-eggs-in-dog-hair
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Yslla Fernanda Fitz Balo Merigueti, Vamilton Alvares Santarém, Lívia Magosso Ramires, Aline da Silveira Batista, Layron Vinícus da Costa Beserra, Amábyle Lopes Nuci, Talita Mirella de Paula Esposte
Toxocariasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic zoonoses in the world. The disease is principally caused by the nematode Toxocara canis, whose definitive host is the dog. The transmission of toxocariasis to humans is mainly caused by accidental ingestion of embryonated eggs of the parasite, present in the soil. Studies have shown that dog hair has the capacity to harbor eggs of the parasite and represents a risk for transmission of the zoonosis. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the frequency and factors associated with the contamination of dog hair by Toxocara spp...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916957/perspectives-of-women-considering-bilateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-and-their-peers-towards-a-telephone-based-peer-support-intervention
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D St-Pierre, K Bouchard, L Gauthier, J Chiquette, Michel Dorval
Prophylactic mastectomy is an effective strategy to reduce the risk of breast cancer for women carrying a BRCA1/2 germline mutation. This decision is complex and may raise various concerns. Women considering this surgery have reported their desire to discuss the implications of this procedure with women who have undergone prophylactic mastectomy. We conducted a qualitative study to describe the topics covered during a telephone-based peer support intervention between women considering prophylactic mastectomy (recipients) and women who had undergone this surgery (peers), and to explore their perspectives regarding the intervention...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
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