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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803198/variability-of-indoor-fungal-microbiome-of-green-and-non-green-low-income-homes-in-cincinnati-ohio
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Kanistha Coombs, Diana Taft, Doyle V Ward, Brett J Green, Ginger L Chew, Behrouz Shamsaei, Jaroslaw Meller, Reshmi Indugula, Tiina Reponen
"Green" housing is designed to use low-impact materials, increase energy efficiency and improve occupant health. However, little is known about the indoor mycobiome of green homes. The current study is a subset of a multicenter study that aims to investigate the indoor environment of green homes and the respiratory health of asthmatic children. In the current study, the mycobiome in air, bed dust and floor dust was compared between green (study site) and non-green (control site), low-income homes in Cincinnati, Ohio...
August 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741228/craniocerebral-birth-injuries-in-term-newborn-infants-a-retrospective-series
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Pieter Nachtergaele, Frank Van Calenbergh, Lieven Lagae
OBJECTIVE: In an attempt to further define the spectrum of cranial birth injuries, we analyzed 21 consecutive cranial birth injuries in term neonates presenting to the neurosurgical department of our institution over the period 1994-2015. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review from the medical records of the University Hospitals of the KU Leuven, from 1994 to 2015. We included 21 infants of 36-week gestational age or older with a diagnosis of cranial birth injury...
July 24, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714634/-pectus-excavatumn-and-carinatum-in-children-and-adolescents-what-to-say-what-to-do
#3
Pierre Lascombes, Isabelle Ruchonnet-Métrailler, Maurice Beghetti, Armand Bottani, James Wilde
In children presenting with a pectus excavatum (PE) or pectus carinatum (PC) an underlying syndrome including Marfan's syndrome needs to be excluded. In adolescents, severe chest wall deformities may cause cardiac or respiratory problems but most commonly they have a psychological impact. The conservative treatment is a Vacuum Bell for PE, and a Dynamic Compression System for PC ; they play an increasing role in young patients. These devices need to be worn multiple hours per day for several months for an optimal result...
February 15, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679077/occurrence-of-imidacloprid-carbendazim-and-other-biocides-in-italian-house-dust-potential-relevance-for-intakes-in-children-and-pets
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Severyn Salis, Cecilia Testa, Paola Roncada, Sara Armorini, Nicola Rubattu, Angelo Ferrari, Roberto Miniero, Gianfranco Brambilla
The occurrence of pesticides intended for non-agricultural use was investigated in 206 dust samples drawn from vacuum-cleaner bags from residential flats in Italy. The multi-residue analysis targeted on 95 different active principles was performed with UPLC-MS/MS, with a Limit of Quantification (LOQ) of 0.008 μg/g dry weight. The results indicated the presence of imidacloprid (IMI) and carbendazim (CARB) in 30% and 26% of the samples, with a mean and P95 concentration between 1.6 and 39 and between 0.08 and 4...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602524/monitoring-the-effectiveness-of-the-vacuum-bell-during-pectus-excavatum-treatment-technical-innovation
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Sergio B Sesia, David Hradetzky, Frank-Martin Haecker
BACKGROUND: The vacuum bell (VB) is a valid and the only non-invasive treatment for pectus excavatum (PE). To elevate the sternum the patient himself creates a differential negative pressure inside the VB using a hand pump. A distance and differential pressure measuring device (DPMD) enables us for the first time to assess objectively those parameters. METHODS: After approval by the institutional review board, 53 patients recruited from our outpatient clinic were included in this retrospective study and distributed into three groups (group 1 aged 6 to 10years; group 2 aged 11 to 15years; group 3 aged 16 to 20years)...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601053/species-identification-and-prevalence-of-house-dust-mites-as-respiratory-allergen-in-kindergartens-of-the-bandar-abbas-city
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Moussa Soleimani-Ahmadi, Mehdi Zare, Seyyed Mohammad Abtahi, Atefe Khazeni
The aim of this study was to identify the species and prevalence of house dust mites (HDMs) in kindergartens in Bandar Abbas, south of Iran. In this study 10 kindergartens were selected randomly in five areas of Bandar Abbas. Two dust samples were collected from each sampling place with a vacuum cleaner. Mites were isolated and mounted in Hoyer's medium and identified using a morphology-based key. In total, 1758 mites were collected and identified, whichconsisted of five species: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (31...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513527/management-of-pediatric-mandibular-fracture-using-orthodontic-vacuum-formed-thermoplastic-splint-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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O O Sanu, Aos Ayodele, M O Akeredolu
Fractures of the mandible are relatively less frequent in children when compared to adults. The anatomic features of children are protected. Children have a higher adaptation to maxillofacial fractures compared to adults. Treatment principles of mandibular fractures in children differ from that of adults due to concerns regarding mandibular growth and the developing dentition. A case of a 6-year-old boy with fractured mandibular symphysis managed by closed reduction using a vacuum formed thermoplastic splint and circummandibular wiring is presented...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496182/characterization-of-off-odours-and-potentially-harmful-substances-in-a-fancy-dress-accessory-handbag-for-children
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Christoph Wiedmer, Cristina Velasco-Schön, Andrea Buettner
A fancy dress accessory handbag for children was claimed by consumers to exhibit an offensive smell. Sensory characterization by an expert panel revealed, amongst others, rubber- and car tire - like notes. For elucidation of the molecular reasons of this sensory defect, the volatile fraction of the product was isolated by means of solvent extraction and high vacuum distillation. Identification of the main odorants was accomplished by means of one- and two-dimensional gas chromatography, with parallel mass spectrometric and olfactometric detection...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453973/determinants-of-children-s-exposure-to-pyrethroid-insecticides-in-western-france
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Philippe Glorennec, Tania Serrano, Morgane Fravallo, Charline Warembourg, Christine Monfort, Sylvaine Cordier, Jean-François Viel, Florent Le Gléau, Barbara Le Bot, Cécile Chevrier
Pyrethroids are insecticides frequently used in agriculture and in the home; exposure occurs through dietary and non-dietary pathways, including indoor and outdoor environmental contamination. Our objective was to study the potential determinants of pyrethroid metabolite concentrations measured in children's urine samples and in the dust of their homes. Specifically, we measured urinary metabolites from morning spot samples of 245 six-year-old children living in Brittany (France) in 2009-2012 and from dust vacuumed from the floor of their homes...
April 25, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437650/indoor-to-outdoor-relationship-of-aerosol-particles-inside-a-naturally-ventilated-apartment-a-comparison-between-single-parameter-analysis-and-indoor-aerosol-model-simulation
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Tareq Hussein
The indoor-to-outdoor relationship of aerosol particles is affected by several mechanisms including penetration, ventilation rate, dry deposition rate and sources. Understanding the effect of these factors is essential for a deeper knowledge of the indoor-to-outdoor relationship. In real-life conditions, it is difficult to analyze these factors in a naturally ventilated environment. In this study, a naturally ventilated and an occupied apartment was used to investigate the indoor-to-outdoor relationship of aerosol particles by applying two different techniques; single-parameter analysis and indoor aerosol model simulation...
April 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390854/accessing-medical-and-surgical-first-trimester-abortion-services-women-s-experiences-and-costs-from-an-operations-research-study-in-kwazulu-natal-province-south-africa
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Naomi Lince-Deroche, Tamara Fetters, Edina Sinanovic, Kelly Blanchard
OBJECTIVE(S): To explore women's experiences accessing services and estimate costs incurred for first-trimester abortion at four public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. STUDY DESIGN: Subanalysis from a prospective cohort study (2009-2011) of women aged 18-49years accessing abortion services through 12weeks' gestation. Trained study personnel conducted structured interviews with women about their reason for having an abortion, experiences accessing services and costs incurred...
April 5, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329457/hemolysis-during-open-heart-surgery-with-vacuum-assisted-venous-drainage-at-different-negative-pressures-in-pediatric-patients-weighing-less-than-10-kilograms
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Jae Gun Kwak, Jinkwon Lee, Minkyoung Park, Yu-Jin Seo, Chang-Ha Lee
BACKGROUND: This study examined the degree of hemolysis during vacuum-assisted venous drainage at different negative pressures to identify an adequate negative pressure that provides effective venous drainage without significant hemolysis in open-heart surgery in children weighing less than 10 kg. METHODS: Patients weighing less than 10 kg who underwent surgery for ventricular septal defect or atrial septal defect from 2011 to 2014 were enrolled. We used one of four negative pressures (20, 30, 40, or 60 mm Hg) for each patient...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298664/the-impact-of-roller-pump-vs-centrifugal-pump-on-homologous-blood-transfusion-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Bharat Datt, Moui B Nguyen, Gary Plancher, Mark Ruzmetov, Michael O'Brien, Alicia Kube, Hamish M Munro, Kamal K Pourmoghadam, William M DeCampli
Centrifugal pumps are considered to be less destructive to blood elements (1) when compared to roller pumps. However, their large prime volumes render them unsuitable as arterial pumps in heart lung machine (HLM) circuitry for children. In November of 2014, the circuit at Arnold Palmer Hospital, a Biomedicus BP-50 with kinetic assist venous drainage (KAVD) and 1/4″ tubing was converted to a roller pump in the arterial position with gravity drainage. Vacuum-assisted venous drainage (VAVD) was mounted on the HLM as a backup, but not used...
March 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115775/vacuum-impregnation-a-promising-way-for-mineral-fortification-in-potato-porous-matrix-potato-chips
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Alka Joshi, A Kar, S G Rudra, V R Sagar, E Varghese, M Lad, I Khan, B Singh
Potato chips can be considered as an ideal carrier for targeted nutrient/s delivery as mostly consumed by the vulnerable group (children and teen agers). The present study was planned to fortifiy potato chips with calcium (Calcium lactate) and zinc (Zinc sulphate) using vacuum impregnation technique. At about 70-80 mm Hg vacuum pressure, maximum level of impregnation of both the minerals was achieved. Results showed that after optimization, calcium lactate at 4.81%, zinc sulphate at 0.72%, and vacuum of 33...
December 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000443/predictors-of-serum-polybrominated-diphenyl-ether-pbde-concentrations-among-children-aged-1-5-years
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Lyndsey A Darrow, Melanie H Jacobson, Emma V Preston, Grace E Lee, Parinya Panuwet, Ronald E Hunter, M Elizabeth Marder, Michele Marcus, Dana B Barr
Serum concentrations of PBDEs were measured using gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry in 80 children aged 15-71 months. Demographic and behavioral data were collected on parental questionnaires; a research nurse recorded anthropometric measures and insurance status. For a subset of children (n = 17), PBDEs were measured in house dust and child handwipes sampled during a home visit. In linear and Tobit regression, log-transformed PBDE congeners were modeled as a function of child characteristics, including neighborhood-level socioeconomic indicators...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989388/a-first-overview-of-textile-fibers-including-microplastics-in-indoor-and-outdoor-environments
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Rachid Dris, Johnny Gasperi, Cécile Mirande, Corinne Mandin, Mohamed Guerrouache, Valérie Langlois, Bruno Tassin
Studies about microplastics in various environments highlighted the ubiquity of anthropogenic fibers. As a follow-up of a recent study that emphasized the presence of man-made fibers in atmospheric fallout, this study is the first one to investigate fibers in indoor and outdoor air. Three different indoor sites were considered: two private apartments and one office. In parallel, the outdoor air was sampled in one site. The deposition rate of the fibers and their concentration in settled dust collected from vacuum cleaner bags were also estimated...
February 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832431/comparison-of-metal-pollution-and-health-risks-of-urban-dust-in-beijing-in-2007-and-2012
#17
Yang Yu, Junhua Ma, Ningning Song, Xi Wang, Tong Wei, Zhifeng Yang, Yingxia Li
Urban dust in cities is a useful indicator of ambient environmental conditions and a sink for pollutants emitted through various natural and human activities. In this study, metal distributions in urban dust samples collected in 2007, using vacuuming, and 2012, using brushing, were compared. Experiments comparing the vacuuming and brushing methods were performed and translation equations were developed to correct the vacuuming results so that they could be compared with the brushing results. Cadmium concentrations were lower in 2012 than 2007; this could be because many industries moved out of the Beijing region after 2007...
December 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771418/how-unlicensed-drug-vendors-in-rural-uganda-perceive-their-role-in-the-management-of-childhood-malaria
#18
Eric Liow, Rosemin Kassam, Richard Sekiwunga
BACKGROUND: A large number of caregivers in Uganda rely on the private drug delivery sector to manage childhood illnesses such as malaria. In rural settings where the formal private sector is scarce, unlicensed retail drug outlets are an important initial source of care for households. Despite their abundance, little is known about them. This study explores unlicensed retail drug outlet vendors' perceptions of their practice and social environment in one rural district of Uganda. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A qualitative design using semi-structured interviews was conducted with vendors from unlicensed retail drug outlets across all 10 sub-counties of Butaleja District...
December 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747183/pectus-excavatum-from-a-pediatric-surgeon-s-perspective
#19
Donald Nuss, Robert J Obermeyer, Robert E Kelly
Historically, pectus excavatum (PE) was reported to be congenital, but in our experience only 22% are noticed in the first decade of life. Thus far, genetic studies support an autosomal recessive heritability, which coincides with only 40% of our patients having some positive family history, but is also contradictory given a constant sex ratio of 4:1 in favor of males. This inconsistency may be explained by the effect of more than one pectus disease-associated allele. Once the deformity is noticed, it tends to progress slowly until puberty, when rapid progression is often seen...
September 2016: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713717/just-google-it-young-children-s-preferences-for-touchscreens-versus-books-in-hypothetical-learning-tasks
#20
Sierra Eisen, Angeline S Lillard
Children today regularly interact with touchscreen devices (Rideout, 2013) and thousands of "educational" mobile applications are marketed to them (Shuler, 2012). Understanding children's own ideas about optimal learning has important implications for education, which is being transformed by electronic mobile devices, yet we know little about how children think about such devices, including what children think touchscreens are useful for. Based on a prior result that children prefer a book over a touchscreen for learning about dogs, the present study explored how children view touchscreens versus books for learning an array of different types of information...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
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