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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338577/weight-gain-after-veptr-surgery-may-be-from-nutritional-optimization-rather-than-improvement-in-pulmonary-function
#1
Ying Li, Maksim A Shlykov, Christopher B Robbins, Frances A Farley, Michelle S Caird, Michelle C Burke
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether weight percentile (WP) increases after VEPTR insertion, and whether WP correlates with nutrition labs and pulmonary function. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS) often have "failure to thrive" (WP ≤5). Previous authors have reported an increase in WP after VEPTR surgery. Weight gain was hypothesized to be secondary to improved pulmonary function...
March 23, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337834/retinal-dystrophy-in-two-boys-with-costello-syndrome-due-to-the-hras-p-gly13cys-mutation
#2
Mary Ella Pierpont, Mary Richards, W Keith Engel, Nancy J Mendelsohn, C Gail Summers
Features of Costello Syndrome, a systemic disorder caused by germline mutations in the proto-oncogene HRAS from the RAS/MAPK pathway, include failure-to-thrive, short stature, coarse facial features, cardiac defects including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, intellectual disability, and predisposition to neoplasia. Two unrelated boys with Costello syndrome and an HRAS mutation (p.Gly13Cys) are presented with their ophthalmologic findings. Both had early symptoms of nystagmus, photophobia, and vision abnormalities...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334221/enhanced-pest-ant-control-with-hydrophobic-bait
#3
R K Vander Meer, D E Milne
The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Buren), left most of its natural enemies behind in South America when it arrived in Mobile, AL, in the 1930s and spread rapidly throughout the southeastern United States, reaching population levels up to 10 times those found in South America. The large population densities and propensity for disturbed habitats led to direct conflict with human activities. Bait control methods were first developed for fire ants in the early 1960s and little has changed in the subsequent decades, despite the drawback that the bait carrier rapidly breaks down when wet...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333978/association-between-genotype-and-drug-resistance-profiles-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains-circulating-in-china-in-a-national-drug-resistance-survey
#4
Yang Zhou, Susan van den Hof, Shengfen Wang, Yu Pang, Bing Zhao, Hui Xia, Richard Anthony, Xichao Ou, Qiang Li, Yang Zheng, Yuanyuan Song, Yanlin Zhao, Dick van Soolingen
We describe the population structure of a representative collection of 3,133 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates, collected within the framework of a national resistance survey from 2007 in China. Genotyping data indicate that the epidemic strains in China can be divided into seven major complexes, of which 92% belonged to the East Asian (mainly Beijing strains) or the Euro-American lineage. The epidemic Beijing strains in China are closely related to the Beijing B0/W148 strain earlier described in Russia and a large cluster of these strains has spread national wide...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332767/bcap31-associated-encephalopathy-and-complex-movement-disorder-mimicking-mitochondrial-encephalopathy
#5
Saleh Albanyan, Amal Al Teneiji, Nasim Monfared, Saadet Mercimek-Mahmutoglu
BCAP31, encoded by BCAP31, is involved in the export of transmembrane proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum. Pathogenic variants in BCAP31 results in global developmental delay, dystonia, deafness and dysmorphic features in males, called deafness, dystonia, and cerebral hypomyelination (DDCH) syndrome. We report a new patient with BCAP3-associated encephalopathy, DDCH syndrome, sensorineural hearing loss, generalized dystonia, and choreoathetosis. This 3.5-year-old boy had microcephaly and failure to thrive within the first 3 months of life...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331568/lithophagia-as-a-clue-for-celiac-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Mosayeb Shahryar, Iraj Shahramian, Seyed Mohsen Dehghani, NoorMohammad Noori, Maryam Ataollahi
Lithophagia is a type of pica that might be resulted from Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) which is the frequent presenting signs of Celiac Disease (CD). A 5-year-old child with a two year history of the lithophagia with a, refractory IDA, abdominal distention and constipation. The child did not grow well and had failure to thrive. With suspicion to CD, TTg IgA level was measured and due to an incearse of TTg IgA level the patients were undergone esophagogastrodeudonoscpy and jejunal biopsy. The biopsy showed severe villous atrophy and an increase in limphoplasma cells...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330091/optimization-of-regeneration-using-differential-growth-regulators-in-indica-rice-cultivars
#7
Samar Shekar R Sankepally, Bharat Singh
Paddy is a staple crop and being grown in major parts of India, but similarly it is facing some major challenges like abiotic stresses (drought, salinity, etc.) by which its productivity is greatly affected. De-husked seeds of 21 cultivars of indica rice were cultured onto MS medium for screening of their micropropagation capabilities. All the selected cultivars are being cultivated by farmers of Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan states of India, these cultivars bear good quality of grain and high yield. Similarly, both states are facing the problem of drought so; we selected these cultivars for the micropropagation and transformation studies...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328149/comparative-genomic-analyses-of-transport-proteins-encoded-within-the-red-algae-chondrus-crispus-galdieria-sulphuraria-and-cyanidioschyzon-merolae
#8
Justin Lee, Shounak Ghosh, Milton H Saier
Galdieria sulphuraria and Cyanidioschyzon merolae are thermo-acidophilic unicellular red algal cousins capable of living in volcanic environments, although the former can additionally thrive in the presence of toxic heavy metals. Bioinformatic analyses of transport systems were carried out on their genomes, as well as that of the mesophilic multicellular red alga Chondrus crispus (Irish moss). We identified transport proteins related to the metabolic capabilities, physiological properties, and environmental adaptations of these organisms...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328145/short-range-dispersal-maintains-a-volatile-marine-metapopulation-the-brown-alga-postelsia-palmaeformis
#9
Robert T Paine, Eric R Buhle, Simon A Levin, Peter Kareiva
The annual brown alga Postelsia palmaeformis is dependent for its survival on short-distance dispersal (SDD) where it is already established, as well as occasional long-distance colonization of novel sites. To quantify SDD, we transplanted Postelsia to sites lacking established plants within ≥10 m. The spatial distribution of the first naturally produced sporophyte generation was used to fit dispersal kernels in a hierarchical Bayesian framework. Mean dispersal distance within a year ranged from 0.16 to 0...
March 22, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328122/a-novel-patient-with-an-attenuated-costello-syndrome-phenotype-due-to-an-hras-mutation-affecting-codon-146-literature-review-and-update
#10
Annie Ting Gee Chiu, Gordon Ka-Chun Leung, Yoyo Wing-Yiu Chu, Karen W Gripp, Brian Hon-Yin Chung
De novo germline mutations in HRAS cause Costello syndrome, with >95% of the mutations causing Costello syndrome affecting amino acid position 12 (p.Gly12) or 13 (p.Gly13). We report on a patient with de novo missense mutation causing an amino acid change at codon 146 of HRAS, c.436G > C:p.Ala146Pro, who presented with subtle dysmorphic features, failure to thrive, global developmental delay, and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Mutations affecting codon 146 are observed in <1% of patients with Costello syndrome...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327689/unusual-case-of-failure-to-thrive-type-iii-bartter-syndrome
#11
S Agrawal, K Subedi, P Ray, A Rayamajhi
Bartter syndrome Type III is a rare autosomal recessive disorder resulting from an inherited defect in the thick ascending limb of the loop of henle of the nephrons in kidney. The typical clinical manifestations in childhood are failure to thrive and recurrent episodes of vomiting. Typical laboratory findings which help in the diagnosis are hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, hypomagnesemia and hypercalciuria. We report a case of Type III Bartter syndrome not responding to repeated conventional treatment of failure to thrive...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323909/integrating-the-effects-of-latitude-and-altitude-on-the-spatial-differentiation-of-plant-community-diversity-in-a-mountainous-ecosystem-in-china
#12
Manhou Xu, Li Ma, Yanyan Jia, Min Liu
Varying patterns of plant community diversity along geographical gradients are a significant topic in biodiversity research. Here, to explore the integrated effects of latitude and altitude on the plant community diversity in a mountainous ecosystem, we set Guancen Mountain in the northern section, Guandi Mountain in the middle section, and Wulu Mountain in the southern section of the Lvliang Mountains as study areas, and the plant community diversity (basal diameter and height of tree and species diversity indices of shrub and herb) was measured horizontally at different latitude gradients and vertically at different altitude gradients in late July 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323675/30-day-readmission-after-pancreatic-resection-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
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Alexander V Fisher, Sara Fernandes-Taylor, Stephanie A Campbell-Flohr, Sam J Clarkson, Emily R Winslow, Daniel E Abbott, Sharon M Weber
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify and compare common reasons and risk factors for 30-day readmission after pancreatic resection. BACKGROUND: Hospital readmission after pancreatic resection is common and costly. Many studies have evaluated this problem and numerous discrepancies exist regarding the primary reasons and risk factors for readmission. METHODS: Multiple electronic databases were searched from 2002 to 2016, and 15 relevant articles identified...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321836/intra-oral-ignition-of-monopolar-diathermy-during-transnasal-humidified-rapid-insufflation-ventilatory-exchange-thrive
#14
D Onwochei, K El-Boghdadly, R Oakley, I Ahmad
We present the case of unanticipated airway ignition during hard palate biopsy. Transnasal humidified rapid-insufflation ventilatory exchange (THRIVE) and monopolar diathermy were utilised for the procedure, during which an arc arose from the diathermy tip to a titanium implant, causing a brief ignition on the monopolar diathermy grip. This case highlights the need for maintained awareness of fire risk when using diathermy in the presence of THRIVE during airway surgery.
March 20, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319784/use-of-a-mixed-method-approach-to-evaluate-the-implementation-of-retention-promotion-strategies-in-the-new-york-state-wic-program
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Jackson P Sekhobo, Sanya R Peck, Youjung Byun, Marie A K Allsopp, MaryEllen K Holbrook, Lynn S Edmunds, Chengxuan Yu
This research assessed the implementation of strategies piloted at 10 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinics aimed at increasing retention in the program, by enhancing participants' shopping experiences. Under WIC Retention Promotion Study: Keep, Reconnect, Thrive (WIC RPS), clinics were recruited and assigned to implement one or a combination of strategies: a standardized Shopping Orientation (SO) curriculum, a Guided Shopping Tour (GST), and a Pictorial Foods Card (PFC) from November 2012 through August 2013...
March 6, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318863/it-is-a-brave-new-world-alternative-payment-models-and-value-creation-in-total-joint-arthroplasty-creating-value-for-tjr-quality-and-cost-effectiveness-programs
#16
Kevin K Chen, Jonathan H Harty, Joseph A Bosco
BACKGROUND: The increasing cost of our country's healthcare is not sustainable. To address this crisis, the federal government is transiting healthcare reimbursement from the traditional volume-based system to a value-based system. As such, increasing healthcare value has become an essential point of discussion for all healthcare stakeholders. METHODS: The purpose of this study is to discuss the importance of healthcare value as a means to achieve this goal of value-based medicine and 3 methods to create value in total joint arthroplasty...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315161/the-effect-of-live-feeds-bathed-with-the-red-seaweed-asparagopsis-armata-on-the-survival-growth-and-physiology-status-of-sparus-aurata-larvae
#17
S Castanho, G Califano, F Soares, R Costa, L Mata, P Pousão-Ferreira, L Ribeiro
Larval rearing is affected by a wide range of microorganisms that thrive in larviculture systems. Some seaweed species have metabolites capable of reducing the bacterial load. However, no studies have yet tested whether including seaweed metabolites on larval rearing systems has any effects on the larvae development. This work assessed the development of Sparus aurata larvae fed preys treated with an Asparagopsis armata product. Live prey, Brachionus spp. and Artemia sp., were immersed in a solution containing 0...
March 17, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306593/current-concepts-for-sensitized-patients-before-transplantation
#18
Dael Geft, Jon Kobashigawa
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antibody allosensitization poses a major immunologic challenge for patients awaiting heart transplantation. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality for both pretransplant and posttransplant patients by prolonging wait times to transplant and increasing posttransplant rejection and vasculopathy. Many questions remain regarding methods and interpretation of antibody detection, the relevance of sensitization in specific patient populations such as those with mechanical circulatory support and the ideal strategies for desensitization...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304317/early-onset-necrotizing-enterocolitis-nec-in-premature-twins
#19
B Afzal, V Elberson, C McLaughlin, V Hs Kumar
Twin infants born at 34 week gestation had frank blood in stools on day three of life on mixed feeds of formula and maternal breast milk. Sepsis work up was negative in these relatively well appearing infants with pneumatosis in the colon on abdominal x-ray. Blood in stools recurred on reintroduction of breast milk in Twin A. Both infants recovered from episodes of bloody stools on amino-acid based formula and were thriving at discharge. Early necrotizing enterocolitis in both twins is rare and has not been reported...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302741/cardiac-regeneration-lessons-from-development
#20
Francisco X Galdos, Yuxuan Guo, Sharon L Paige, Nathan J VanDusen, Sean M Wu, William T Pu
Palliative surgery for congenital heart disease has allowed patients with previously lethal heart malformations to survive and, in most cases, to thrive. However, these procedures often place pressure and volume loads on the heart, and over time, these chronic loads can cause heart failure. Current therapeutic options for initial surgery and chronic heart failure that results from failed palliation are limited, in part, by the mammalian heart's low inherent capacity to form new cardiomyocytes. Surmounting the heart regeneration barrier would transform the treatment of congenital, as well as acquired, heart disease and likewise would enable development of personalized, in vitro cardiac disease models...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
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