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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110329/lung-nodule-with-increasing-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-lung-carcinoma-and-talc-pleurodesis-evaluated-by-ebus-tbna-on-site-assessment
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Elizabeth M Kurian
BACKGROUND: Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake on positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an indicator of potential malignancy or infection. Patients with a history of talc pleurodesis can develop pleural or lung parenchymal nodules/talcomas. In these patients, talc-associated (non-malignancy-related) FDG uptake may occur over years. CASE REPORT: A 66-year-old female presented with a past medical history significant for resected non-small-cell lung cancer and was treated with chemotherapy/radiation...
January 21, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109928/fdg-uptake-by-prosthetic-arterial-grafts-in-large-vessel-vasculitis-is-not%C3%A2-specific-for-active-disease
#2
Taryn Youngstein, Enrico Tombetti, Jaita Mukherjee, Tara D Barwick, Adil Al-Nahhas, Emyr Humphreys, Julian Nash, Jacqueline Andrews, Elena Incerti, Elisabetta Tombolini, Annalaura Salerno, Silvia Sartorelli, Giuseppe A Ramirez, Maurizio Papa, Maria Grazia Sabbadini, Luigi Gianolli, Francesco De Cobelli, Federico Fallanca, Elena Baldissera, Angelo A Manfredi, Maria Picchio, Justin C Mason
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the incidence and clinical significance of arterial graft-associated uptake of fluorodeoxyglucose in large-vessel vasculitis (LVV). BACKGROUND: The role of (18)F-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography ([(18)F]FDG-PET/CT) in the management of LVV remains to be defined. Although [(18)F]FDG uptake at arterial graft sites raises concerns regarding active arteritis or infection, its clinical significance in LVV has never been formally studied...
January 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109798/adverse-events-associated-with-surgical-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-outpatient-circumcisions-at-us-children-s-hospitals
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Katherine H Chan, Benjamin M Whittam, Elizabeth A S Moser, Mark P Cain, William E Bennett
INTRODUCTION: Doctors often use surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) despite limited evidence to support its efficacy. We sought to determine the association between SAP in children undergoing circumcision and the rate of perioperative adverse events. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of males >30 days old and <18 years old who underwent circumcision from 2004 to 2014 using the Pediatric Health Information System database. We excluded inpatients and those with any concomitant procedures...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109661/mapping-sites-of-high-tb-transmission-risk-integrating-the-shared-air-and-social-behaviour-of-tb-cases-and-adolescents-in-a-south-african-township
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Benjamin Patterson, Carl D Morrow, Daniel Kohls, Caroline Deignan, Samuel Ginsburg, Robin Wood
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis remains a major public health problem in poverty-stricken areas of the world. Communal gathering places account for the majority of TB transmission in high burden settings. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the social behaviour patterns of individuals who have developed TB disease and adolescents at risk of infection. To develop a cheap and effective method to locate transmission hot spots in high burden communities. DESIGN: Portable, combined CO2/GIS monitors and location diaries were given to individuals from a South African township...
January 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109628/preoperative-bathing-of-the-surgical-site-with-chlorhexidine-for-infection-prevention-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#5
Lúcia Maciel de Castro Franco, Gláucia Fernandes Cota, Tatiana Saraiva Pinto, Flávia Falci Ercole
BACKGROUND: Preoperative bathing with 4% chlorhexidine is recommended as a measure to prevent surgical site infection (SSI) despite uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of the intervention. This review aimed to assess the effect of bathing with 4% chlorhexidine on the prevention of SSIs in clean surgeries compared with bathing with placebo solution or soap. METHODS: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines for systematic reviews and the Cochrane manual were followed...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109620/effect-of-pre-operative-octenidine-nasal-ointment-and%C3%A2-showering-on-surgical-site-infections-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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M Reiser, A Scherag, C Forstner, F M Brunkhorst, S Harbarth, T Doenst, M W Pletz, S Hagel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of pre-operative octenidine (OCT) decolonization on surgical site infection (SSI) rates. DESIGN: Before-and-after cohort study. PATIENTS: Patients undergoing an elective isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedure: control group (1(st) January to 31(st) December 2013), N=475; intervention group (1(st) January to 31(st) December 2014), N=428. INTERVENTIONS: The intervention consisted of nasal application of OCT ointment three times daily, beginning on the day before surgery, and showering the night before and on the day of surgery with OCT soap...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109201/genetic-analyses-of-the-fusion-protein-genes-in-human-parainfluenza-virus-types-1-and-3-among-patients-with-acute-respiratory-infections-in-eastern-japan-from-2011-to-2015
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Rika Tsutsui, Hiroyuki Tsukagoshi, Koo Nagasawa, Masaki Takahashi, Yuki Matsushima, Akihide Ryo, Makoto Kuroda, Hideki Takami, Hirokazu Kimura
PURPOSE: To genetically explorer the fusion protein gene (F) in human parainfluenza virus type 1 (HPIV1) and type 3 (HPIV3) strains, we analyzed them in the patients with acute respiratory infections (ARI) in Eastern Japan from 2011 to 2015. METHODOLOGY: We constructed phylogenetic trees based on the HPIV and HPIV3 F gene using the maximum likelihood method and conducted p-distance, and selective pressure analyses. We also predicted the linear epitopes of the protein in the prototype strains...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108822/the-feasibility-of-local-anesthesia-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-umbilical-hernia-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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A P Jairam, R Kaufmann, F Muysoms, J Jeekel, J F Lange
BACKGROUND: Yearly approximately 4500 umbilical hernias are repaired in The Netherlands, mostly under general anesthesia. The use of local anesthesia has shown several advantages in groin hernia surgery. Local anesthesia might be useful in the treatment of umbilical hernia as well. However, convincing evidence is lacking. We have conducted a systematic review on safety, feasibility, and advantages of local anesthesia for umbilical hernia repair. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines...
January 20, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108370/application-of-environmental-dna-analysis-for-the-detection-of-opisthorchis-viverrini-dna-in-water-samples
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Hiroki Hashizume, Megumi Sato, Marcello Otake Sato, Sumire Ikeda, Tippayarat Yoonuan, Surapol Sanguankiat, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Kazuhiko Moji, Toshifumi Minamoto
Opisthorchiasis, which can lead to cholangiocarcinoma in cases of chronic infection, is a major public health problem in Southeast Asian countries. The trematode, Opisthorchis viverrini, is the causative agent of the disease. Accurate and rapid monitoring of O. viverrini is crucial for disease prevention and containment. Therefore, in this study we sought to develop a novel species-specific real-time PCR assay for detecting O. viverrini using environmental DNA (eDNA). The diagnostic sensitivity of the newly developed real-time PCR assay was similar to that of the traditional PCR assay for 50 fecal samples collected in Lao PDR (21 and 19 samples were positive by real-time PCR and traditional PCR, respectively)...
January 17, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108174/experimental-infection-of-octopus-vulgaris-cuvier-1797-with-photobacterium-damsela-subsp-piscicida-immunohistochemical-tracking-of-antigen-and-tissue-responses
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Vasileios Bakopoulos, Daniella White, Michail-Aggelos Valsamidis, Feli Vasilaki
Adult common octopus individuals were intramuscularly infected with Photobacterium damsela subsp. piscicida in order to investigate if this species is sensitive to this common and important fish pathogen. The fate of the bacterial antigens and the tissue responses of Octopus vulgaris were studied employing immunohistochemical techniques. Strong reaction at the site of injection was evident from day 2 post-infection that continued until day 14. Great numbers of hemocytes that were attracted at the site of infection were involved in phagocytosis of bacteria...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107984/development-and-validation-of-a-fast-micro-extraction-by-packed-sorbent-uhplc-pda-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-linezolid-and-ciprofloxacin-in-human-plasma-from-patients-with-hospital-acquired-pneumonia
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Vincenzo Ferrone, Maura Carlucci, Roberto Cotellese, Paolo Raimondi, Annadomenica Cichella, Lorenzo Di Marco, Giuseppe Carlucci
An ultra high-performance liquid chromatographic (UHPLC) method with PDA detection was developed and validated for the simultaneous quantification of linezolid and ciprofloxacin in human plasma and applied in hospital acquired pneumonia patients (HAP). The method uses a semi-automated microextraction by packed sorbent for sample preparation. All parameters in the extraction step (pH, sample volume, sample dilution and number of aspiration - ejection cycles) and in the desorption step (percentage of acetonitrile in the solvent of elution and number of aspirations of elution solvent through the device) were statistically significant when the recovery was used as response...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107481/bet-inhibitors-disrupt-rad21-dependent-conformational-control-of-kshv-latency
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Horng-Shen Chen, Alessandra De Leo, Zhuo Wang, Andrew Kerekovic, Robert Hills, Paul M Lieberman
Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) establishes stable latent infection in B-lymphocytes and pleural effusion lymphomas (PELs). During latency, the viral genome persists as an epigenetically constrained episome with restricted gene expression programs. To identify epigenetic regulators of KSHV latency, we screened a focused small molecule library containing known inhibitors of epigenetic factors. We identified JQ1, a Bromodomain and Extended Terminal (BET) protein inhibitor, as a potent activator of KSHV lytic reactivation from B-cells carrying episomal KSHV...
January 20, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107457/novel-analysis-of-immune-cells-from-nasal-microbiopsy-demonstrates-reliable-reproducible-data-for-immune-populations-and-superior-cytokine-detection-compared-to-nasal-wash
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Simon P Jochems, Katherine Piddock, Jamie Rylance, Hugh Adler, Beatriz F Carniel, Andrea Collins, Jenna F Gritzfeld, Carole Hancock, Helen Hill, Jesus Reiné, Alexandra Seddon, Carla Solórzano, Syba Sunny, Ashleigh Trimble, Angela D Wright, Seher Zaidi, Stephen B Gordon, Daniela M Ferreira
The morbidity and mortality related to respiratory tract diseases is enormous, with hundreds of millions of individuals afflicted and four million people dying each year. Understanding the immunological processes in the mucosa that govern outcome following pathogenic encounter could lead to novel therapies. There is a need to study responses at mucosal surfaces in humans for two reasons: (i) Immunological findings in mice, or other animals, often fail to translate to humans. (ii) Compartmentalization of the immune system dictates a need to study sites where pathogens reside...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107409/targeted-deletion-of-a-plasmodium-site-2-protease-impairs-life-cycle-progression-in-the-mammalian-host
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Konstantinos Koussis, Evi Goulielmaki, Anna Chalari, Chrislaine Withers-Martinez, Inga Siden-Kiamos, Kai Matuschewski, Thanasis G Loukeris
Site-2 proteases (S2P) belong to the M50 family of metalloproteases, which typically perform essential roles by mediating activation of membrane-bound transcription factors through regulated intramembrane proteolysis (RIP). Protease-dependent liberation of dormant transcription factors triggers diverse cellular responses, such as sterol regulation, Notch signalling and the unfolded protein response. Plasmodium parasites rely on regulated proteolysis for controlling essential pathways throughout the life cycle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107347/whole-genome-amplification-and-reduced-representation-genome-sequencing-of-schistosoma-japonicum-miracidia
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Jonathan A Shortt, Daren C Card, Drew R Schield, Yang Liu, Bo Zhong, Todd A Castoe, Elizabeth J Carlton, David D Pollock
BACKGROUND: In areas where schistosomiasis control programs have been implemented, morbidity and prevalence have been greatly reduced. However, to sustain these reductions and move towards interruption of transmission, new tools for disease surveillance are needed. Genomic methods have the potential to help trace the sources of new infections, and allow us to monitor drug resistance. Large-scale genotyping efforts for schistosome species have been hindered by cost, limited numbers of established target loci, and the small amount of DNA obtained from miracidia, the life stage most readily acquired from humans...
January 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107302/implementation-of-a-pediatric-orthopaedic-bundle-to-reduce-surgical-site-infections
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January 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107301/implementation-of-a-pediatric-orthopaedic-bundle-to-reduce-surgical-site-infections
#17
Jan Schriefer, James Sanders, Julie Michels, Kori Wolcott, Connor Ruddy, Jenna Hanson
Surgical site infections (SSIs) cost an estimated $27,288 per case. An analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data at the University of Rochester Medical Center suggested that rates of SSIs could be lowered in comparison with both peers and baseline. The aim of this study was to reduce the number of SSIs to zero through the implementation of a "bundle" or a combination of practices. Meetings were held with the multidisciplinary care team that includes surgeons and staff from pediatric pharmacy, pediatric infectious diseases, anesthesia, and nursing to create a care bundle for all pediatric orthopaedic surgery patients...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107221/cash-vs-food-assistance-to-improve-adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-among-hiv-infected-adults-in-tanzania-a-randomized-trial
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Sandra I McCoy, Prosper F Njau, Carolyn Fahey, Ntuli Kapologwe, Suneetha Kadiyala, Nicholas P Jewell, William H Dow, Nancy S Padian
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effectiveness of short-term cash and food assistance to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and retention in care among people living with HIV in Tanzania. METHODS: At three clinics, 805 participants were randomized to three groups in a 3 : 3 : 1 ratio, stratified by site : nutrition assessment and counseling (NAC) and cash transfers (∼$11/month, n = 347), NAC and food baskets (n = 345), and NAC-only (comparison group, n = 113, clinicaltrials...
January 19, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106608/a-perioperative-systems-design-to-improve-intraoperative-glucose-monitoring-is-associated-with-a-reduction-in-surgical-site-infections-in-a-diabetic-patient-population
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Jesse M Ehrenfeld, Jonathan P Wanderer, Maxim Terekhov, Brian S Rothman, Warren S Sandberg
BACKGROUND: Diabetic patients receiving insulin should have periodic intraoperative glucose measurement. The authors conducted a care redesign effort to improve intraoperative glucose monitoring. METHODS: With approval from Vanderbilt University Human Research Protection Program (Nashville, Tennessee), the authors created an automatic system to identify diabetic patients, detect insulin administration, check for recent glucose measurement, and remind clinicians to check intraoperative glucose...
January 19, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106513/long-term-follow-up-of-superior-gluteal-artery-perforator-flap-closure-of-large-myelomeningoceles
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Brett A Whittemore, Dale M Swift, Bradley E Weprin, Frederick J Duffy
OBJECTIVE Large myelomeningocele defects and poor surrounding tissue quality make some defects particularly difficult to close primarily. This paper describes the superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP) flap technique for defect closure and long-term clinical outcomes. METHODS The technique for closing a myelomeningocele with an SGAP flap is described. A retrospective chart review was performed on a cohort of 11 patients who underwent closure in this manner. RESULTS Between 1999 and 2015, 271 myelomeningoceles were closed, 11 of which were SGAP flap closures...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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