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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730849/treadmill-training-to-improve-mobility-for-people-with-sub-acute-stroke-a-phase-ii-feasibility-randomized-controlled-trial
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Gillian D Baer, Lisa G Salisbury, Mark T Smith, Jane Pitman, Martin Dennis
OBJECTIVE: This phase II study investigated the feasibility and potential effectiveness of treadmill training versus normal gait re-education for ambulant and non-ambulant people with sub-acute stroke delivered as part of normal clinical practice. DESIGN: A single-blind, feasibility randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Four hospital-based stroke units. SUBJECTS: Participants within three months of stroke onset. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were randomized to treadmill training (minimum twice weekly) plus normal gait re-education or normal gait re-education only (control) for up to eight weeks...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730184/associations-between-deceased-donor-urine-mcp-1-and-kidney-transplant-outcomes
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S G Mansour, J Puthumana, P P Reese, I E Hall, M D Doshi, F L Weng, B Schröppel, H Thiessen-Philbrook, M Bimali, C R Parikh
INTRODUCTION: Existing methods to predict recipient allograft function during deceased-donor kidney procurement are imprecise. Understanding the potential renal reparative role for monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), a cytokine involved in macrophage recruitment after injury, might help predict allograft outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a sub-study of the multicenter prospective Deceased Donor Study cohort, which evaluated deceased kidney donors from five organ procurement organizations from May 2010 to December 2013...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728683/nutritional-intervention-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-with-undernutrition-and-normalbuminemia-a-subgroup-analysis-of-picnic-study
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Esmeralda Ramiro-Ortega, Juan L Bonilla-Palomas, Antonio L Gámez-López, Mirian Moreno-Conde, María C López-Ibáñez, Rosa Alhambra-Expósito, Manuel Anguita Sánchez
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hypoalbuminemia is common in acute heart failure (HF) patients and has been associated with increased hospital mortality and long-term mortality. Undernutrition is a factor causing hypoalbuminemia. The PICNIC study results show that a nutritional intervention in undernourished acute HF patients reduces the risks of all-cause death and of readmission for HF. We aimed to investigate whether the efficacy of a nutritional intervention is consistent among the subgroups of patients with and without hypoalbuminemia...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728595/malaria-after-international-travel-a-geosentinel-analysis-2003-2016
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Kristina M Angelo, Michael Libman, Eric Caumes, Davidson H Hamer, Kevin C Kain, Karin Leder, Martin P Grobusch, Stefan H Hagmann, Phyllis Kozarsky, David G Lalloo, Poh-Lian Lim, Calvin Patimeteeporn, Philippe Gautret, Silvia Odolini, François Chappuis, Douglas H Esposito
BACKGROUND: More than 30,000 malaria cases are reported annually among international travellers. Despite improvements in malaria control, malaria continues to threaten travellers due to inaccurate perception of risk and sub-optimal pre-travel preparation. METHODS: Records with a confirmed malaria diagnosis after travel from January 2003 to July 2016 were obtained from GeoSentinel, a global surveillance network of travel and tropical medicine providers that monitors travel-related morbidity...
July 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724250/reuse-water-exposure-duration-seasonality-and-treatment-affect-tissue-responses-in-a-model-fish
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B J Blunt, A Singh, L Wu, M Gamal El-Din, M Belosevic, K B Tierney
Partially remediated gray (reuse) water will likely find increasing use in a variety of applications owing to the increasing scarcity of freshwater. We aimed to determine if a model fish, the goldfish, could sense reuse water using olfaction (smell), and if 30min or 7d (acute) and 60d (sub-chronic) exposures would affect their olfactory responses to natural odorants. We examined olfaction as previous studies have found that numerous chemicals can impair the olfactory sense, which is critical to carrying out numerous life-sustaining behaviors from feeding to mating...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723927/piped-water-supply-interruptions-and-acute-diarrhea-among-under-five-children-in-addis-ababa-slums-ethiopia-a-matched-case-control-study
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Metadel Adane, Bezatu Mengistie, Girmay Medhin, Helmut Kloos, Worku Mulat
BACKGROUND: The problem of intermittent piped water supplies that exists in low- and middle-income countries is particularly severe in the slums of sub-Saharan Africa. However, little is known about whether there is deterioration of the microbiological quality of the intermittent piped water supply at a household level and whether it is a factor in reducing or increasing the occurrence of acute diarrhea among under-five children in slums of Addis Ababa. This study aimed to determine the association of intermittent piped water supplies and point-of-use (POU) contamination of household stored water by Escherichia coli (E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723562/integrative-genomics-identifies-the-molecular-basis-of-resistance-to-azacitidine-therapy-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Ashwin Unnikrishnan, Elli Papaemmanuil, Dominik Beck, Nandan P Deshpande, Arjun Verma, Ashu Kumari, Petter S Woll, Laura A Richards, Kathy Knezevic, Vashe Chandrakanthan, Julie A I Thoms, Melinda L Tursky, Yizhou Huang, Zara Ali, Jake Olivier, Sally Galbraith, Austin G Kulasekararaj, Magnus Tobiasson, Mohsen Karimi, Andrea Pellagatti, Susan R Wilson, Robert Lindeman, Boris Young, Raj Ramakrishna, Christopher Arthur, Richard Stark, Philip Crispin, Jennifer Curnow, Pauline Warburton, Fernando Roncolato, Jacqueline Boultwood, Kevin Lynch, Sten Eirik W Jacobsen, Ghulam J Mufti, Eva Hellstrom-Lindberg, Marc R Wilkins, Karen L MacKenzie, Jason W H Wong, Peter J Campbell, John E Pimanda
Myelodysplastic syndromes and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia are blood disorders characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis and progressive marrow failure that can transform into acute leukemia. The DNA methyltransferase inhibitor 5-azacytidine (AZA) is the most effective pharmacological option, but only ∼50% of patients respond. A response only manifests after many months of treatment and is transient. The reasons underlying AZA resistance are unknown, and few alternatives exist for non-responders. Here, we show that AZA responders have more hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) in the cell cycle...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722637/schistosomiasis-in-european-travelers-and-migrants-analysis-of-14-years-tropnet-surveillance-data
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Tilman Lingscheid, Florian Kurth, Jan Clerinx, Stefania Marocco, Begoña Trevino, Mirjam Schunk, José Muñoz, Ida E Gjørup, Tomas Jelinek, Michel Develoux, Graham Fry, Thomas Jänisch, Matthias L Schmid, Olivier Bouchaud, Sabino Puente, Lorenzo Zammarchi, Kristine Mørch, Anders Björkman, Heli Siikamäki, Andreas Neumayr, Henrik Nielsen, Urban Hellgren, Malgorzata Paul, Guido Calleri, Pavel Kosina, Bjørn Myrvang, José M Ramos, Gudrun Just-Nübling, Anna Beltrame, José Saraiva da Cunha, Peter Kern, Laurence Rochat, August Stich, Peter Pongratz, Martin P Grobusch, Norbert Suttorp, Martin Witzenrath, Christoph Hatz, Thomas Zoller, TropNet Schistosomiasis Investigator Group
Schistosomiasis remains one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases worldwide and the infection is frequently found in travelers and migrants. The European Network for Tropical Medicine and Travel Health conducted a sentinel surveillance study on imported schistosomiasis between 1997 and 2010. This report summarizes epidemiological and clinical data from 1,465 cases of imported schistosomiasis. Direct pathogen detection and serology were the main diagnostic tools applied. Of these, 486 (33%) cases were identified among European travelers, 231 (16%) among long-term expatriates, and 748 (51%) among non-European immigrants...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720083/a-prolonged-community-wide-cholera-outbreak-associated-with-drinking-water-contaminated-by-sewage-in-kasese-district-western-uganda
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Benon Kwesiga, Gerald Pande, Alex Riolexus Ario, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Joseph K B Matovu, Bao-Ping Zhu
BACKGROUND: In May 2015, a cholera outbreak that had lasted 3 months and infected over 100 people was reported in Kasese District, Uganda, where multiple cholera outbreaks had occurred previously. We conducted an investigation to identify the mode of transmission to guide control measures. METHODS: We defined a suspected case as onset of acute watery diarrhoea from 1 February 2015 onwards in a Kasese resident. A confirmed case was a suspected case with Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor, serotype Inaba cultured from a stool sample...
July 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716104/evaluating-the-potential-of-gold-silver-and-silica-nanoparticles-to-saturate-mononuclear-phagocytic-system-tissues-under-repeat-dosing-conditions
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James L Weaver, Grainne A Tobin, Taylor Ingle, Simona Bancos, David Stevens, Rodney Rouse, Kristina E Howard, David Goodwin, Alan Knapton, Xiaohong Li, Katherine Shea, Sharron Stewart, Lin Xu, Peter L Goering, Qin Zhang, Paul C Howard, Jessie Collins, Saeed Khan, Kidon Sung, Katherine M Tyner
BACKGROUND: As nanoparticles (NPs) become more prevalent in the pharmaceutical industry, questions have arisen from both industry and regulatory stakeholders about the long term effects of these materials. This study was designed to evaluate whether gold (10 nm), silver (50 nm), or silica (10 nm) nanoparticles administered intravenously to mice for up to 8 weeks at doses known to be sub-toxic (non-toxic at single acute or repeat dosing levels) and clinically relevant could produce significant bioaccumulation in liver and spleen macrophages...
July 17, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716014/the-comprehensive-post-acute-stroke-services-compass-study-design-and-methods-for-a-cluster-randomized-pragmatic-trial
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Pamela W Duncan, Cheryl D Bushnell, Wayne D Rosamond, Sara B Jones Berkeley, Sabina B Gesell, Ralph B D'Agostino, Walter T Ambrosius, Blair Barton-Percival, Janet Prvu Bettger, Sylvia W Coleman, Doyle M Cummings, Janet K Freburger, Jacqueline Halladay, Anna M Johnson, Anna M Kucharska-Newton, Gladys Lundy-Lamm, Barbara J Lutz, Laurie H Mettam, Amy M Pastva, Mysha E Sissine, Betsy Vetter
BACKGROUND: Patients discharged home after stroke face significant challenges managing residual neurological deficits, secondary prevention, and pre-existing chronic conditions. Post-discharge care is often fragmented leading to increased healthcare costs, readmissions, and sub-optimal utilization of rehabilitation and community services. The COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) Study is an ongoing cluster-randomized pragmatic trial to assess the effectiveness of a comprehensive, evidence-based, post-acute care model on patient-centered outcomes...
July 17, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715175/airborne-nanoparticle-release-and-toxicological-risk-from-metal-oxide-coated-textiles-toward-a-multi-scale-safe-by-design-approach
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Paride Mantecca, Kaja Kasemets, Archana Deokar, Ilana Perelshtein, Aharon Gedanken, Yeon Kyoung Bahk, Baharh Kianfar, Jing Wang
Nano metal oxides have been proposed as alternatives to Silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) for antibacterial coatings. Here cotton and polyester-cotton fabrics were sonochemically coated with Zinc oxide (ZnO) ZnO and Copper oxide (CuO) CuO NPs. By varying the reaction solvent (water or ethanol), NPs with different sizes and shapes were synthesized. The cytotoxic and pro-inflammatory effects of studied NPs were investigated in vitro in human alveolar epithelial A549 and macrophage-like THP1 cells. To understand the potential respiratory impact of the NPs, the coated textiles were subjected to the abrasion tests and the released airborne particles were measured...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715125/acute-alcohol-binge-deteriorates-metabolic-and-respiratory-compensation-capability-after-blunt-chest-trauma-followed-by-hemorrhagic-shock-a-new-research-model
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Nils Wagner, Niklas Franz, Scott Dieteren, Mario Perl, Katharina Mörs, Ingo Marzi, Borna Relja
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The clinical relevance of blunt (thoracic) chest trauma (TxT) and hemorrhagic shock is indisputable due to the high prevalence of this injury type, as well as its close association with mortality and/or preventable deaths. Furthermore, there is an ongoing discussion about the influence of alcohol in trauma patients. Thus, we established a model of TxT followed by hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation (H/R) in alcohol-intoxicated rats. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Depending on group allocation, twelve (sub-acute) or two (acute) hours before experimentation, the animals received a single oral dose of alcohol (ethanol, EtOH) or saline (NaCl) followed by TxT, hemorrhagic shock (35 ± 3 mm Hg) and resuscitation (TxT+H/R)...
July 17, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714150/development-and-psychometric-testing-of-a-new-instrument-to-measure-the-caring-behaviour-of-nurses-in-italian-acute-care-settings
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Michela Piredda, Valerio Ghezzi, Elisa Fenizia, Anna Marchetti, Tommasangelo Petitti, Maria Grazia De Marinis, Alessandro Sili
AIM: To develop and psychometrically test the Italian-language Nurse Caring Behaviours Scale, a short measure of nurse caring behaviour as perceived by inpatients. BACKGROUND: Patient perceptions of nurses' caring behaviours are a predictor of care quality. Caring behaviours are culture-specific, but no measure of patient perceptions has previously been developed in Italy. Moreover, existing tools show unclear psychometric properties, are burdensome for respondents, or are not widely applicable...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713624/temporal-gradients-limit-the-accumulation-of-neutrophils-towards-sources-of-chemoattractant
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Arvind Chandrasekaran, Felix Ellett, Julianne Jorgensen, Daniel Irimia
Neutrophil trafficking during inflammation is a highly orchestrated process, coordinating neutrophil recruitment, sterilization of the wound, and inflammation resolution. Although the chemotactic signals guiding neutrophil recruitment to sites of inflammation are relatively well understood, mechanisms controlling cessation of neutrophil recruitment and return to normal tissue physiology remain undefined. To gain insights into these processes, we designed a microfluidic device with an array of chemoattractant reservoirs, which mimics the microenvironment in infected tissues, when multiple clusters of microbes are present...
2017: Microsystems & Nanoengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712913/acute-ochratoxin-a-exposure-induces-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-human-embryonic-kidney-hek293-cells
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Shanel Raghubeer, Savania Nagiah, Anil A Chuturgoon
Ochratoxin A (OTA), a common contaminant of grain and fruit and known carcinogen, has been linked to impaired antioxidant response and cellular repair. The effect of OTA on inflammation in cells has not been explored. This study investigated OTA's influence on inflammatory mediators using a range of OTA concentrations (0.5 μM (sub-IC50), 1.2 μm (IC50) and 2 μm (supra-IC50)) on human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells over 24hr. The markers of inflammation in HEK293 cells were evaluated using the following techniques: western blotting (phosphorylated (p-)NFκB (Ser536), p-IKK (Ser176/180) and p-p53 (Ser392), total NFκB, IKK, IκBα and p53), luminometry (caspases 1, 3/7, 8, 9, ATP) and ELISA to determine IL-1β levels...
July 14, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712194/blocked-coronary-artery-due-to-coronary-spasm-treated-with-stent-insertion-a-sub-optimal-result
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Habib Rehman Khan, Sajid Aslam
Myocardial infarction (MI) is an extremely common cause of chest pain. MI can be acute with ST elevation (STEMI) or non-STEMI (NSTEMI). Coronary artery spasm can be severe enough to cause occlusion of the coronary arteries particularly with an exaggerated response in regions of coronary atheroma and plaque ulceration. It is not uncommon for coronary spasm to be mistaken with acute thrombotic occlusion of the coronary artery. We describe a case of a 42-year old man with known cardiac risk factors presents with chest pain for few hours to a tertiary centre hospital...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712008/acute-lower-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-intervention-in-949-emergency-cases
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Kheng-Seong Ng, Natasha Nassar, Deanne Soares, Patrick Stewart, Marc A Gladman
PURPOSE: Outcomes of acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage (ALGIH) are mostly derived from studies performed in the sub-acute/elective rather than the emergency department (ED) setting. The aims of this study were to determine the incidence and outcomes of patients presenting to a tertiary hospital ED with ALGIH and to identify associated clinicopathological risk factors. METHOD: A retrospective observational cohort study of consecutive patients presenting with ALGIH to a tertiary hospital ED was performed...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710827/comparison-of-non-coding-rnas-in-exosomes-and-functional-efficacy-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-versus-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Won Hee Lee, Wenyi Chen, Ning-Yi Shao, Dan Xiao, Xulei Qin, Natalie Baker, Hye Ryeong Michelle Bae, Praveen Shukla, Haodi Wu, Kazuki Kodo, Sang-Ging Ong, Joseph C Wu
BACKGROUND: Both human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (ESC-CMs) and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) can serve as unlimited cell sources for cardiac regenerative therapy. However, the functional equivalency between human ESC-CMs and iPSC-CMs for cardiac regenerative therapy has not been demonstrated. Here we performed a head-to-head comparison of ESC-CMs and iPSC-CMs in their ability to restore cardiac function in a rat myocardial infarction (MI) model as well as their exosomal secretome...
July 14, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708055/prion-disease-pathogenesis-in-the-absence-of-the-commensal-microbiota
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Barry M Bradford, Laura Tetlow, Neil A Mabbott
Prion diseases are a unique group of transmissible, typically sub-acute, neurodegenerative disorders. During central nervous system (CNS) prion disease, the microglia become activated and are thought to provide a protective response by scavenging and clearing prions. The mammalian intestine is host to a large burden of commensal micro-organisms, especially bacteria, termed the microbiota. The commensal microbiota has beneficial effects on host health, including through the metabolism of essential nutrients, regulation of host development and protection against pathogens...
July 15, 2017: Journal of General Virology
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