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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166494/sporotrichosis-an-update-on-epidemiology-etiopathogenesis-laboratory-and-clinical-therapeutics
#1
Rosane Orofino-Costa, Priscila Marques de Macedo, Anderson Messias Rodrigues, Andréa Reis Bernardes-Engemann
In the late 90's there was a change in both the route of transmission and the people at risk for sporotrichosis. This zoonotic cat-man alternative transmission route elicited changes in strategies to control the epidemic. There was a progressive increase in the number of cases involving especially children and the elderly. In addition to becoming hyperendemic, uncommon clinical pictures like immunoreactive clinical presentations or severe systemic cases have emerged. New species were identified and classified through molecular tools using more virulent clinical isolates, like S...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166437/breastfeeding-indicators-trends-in-brazil-for-three-decades
#2
Cristiano Siqueira Boccolini, Patricia de Moraes Mello Boccolini, Fernanda Ramos Monteiro, Sonia Isoyama Venâncio, Elsa Regina Justo Giugliani
OBJECTIVE: Update breastfeeding indicators trend in Brazil for the last three decades, incorporating more up-to-date information from the National Health Survey. METHODS: We used secondary data from national surveys with information on breastfeeding (1986, 1996, 2006, and 2013) to construct the time series of prevalence for the following indicators: exclusive breastfeeding in children under six months of age (EBF6m), breastfeeding in toddlers under 2 years of age (BF), continued breastfeeding at one year of age (BF1year), and continued breastfeeding at two years of age (BF2years)...
2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166406/revised-geochronology-correlation-and-dinosaur-stratigraphic-ranges-of-the-santonian-maastrichtian-late-cretaceous-formations-of-the-western-interior-of-north-america
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Denver Warwick Fowler
Interbasinal stratigraphic correlation provides the foundation for all consequent continental-scale geological and paleontological analyses. Correlation requires synthesis of lithostratigraphic, biostratigraphic and geochronologic data, and must be periodically updated to accord with advances in dating techniques, changing standards for radiometric dates, new stratigraphic concepts, hypotheses, fossil specimens, and field data. Outdated or incorrect correlation exposes geological and paleontological analyses to potential error...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165892/assays-for-estimating-hiv-incidence-updated-global-market-assessment-and-estimated-economic-value
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Charles S Morrison, Rick Homan, Natasha Mack, Pairin Seepolmuang, Megan Averill, Jamilah Taylor, Jennifer Osborn, Peter Dailey, Neil Parkin, Stefano Ongarello, Timothy D Mastro
INTRODUCTION: Accurate incidence estimates are needed to characterize the HIV epidemic and guide prevention efforts. HIV Incidence assays are cost-effective laboratory assays that provide incidence estimates from cross-sectional surveys. We conducted a global market assessment of HIV incidence assays under three market scenarios and estimated the economic value of improved incidence assays. METHODS: We interviewed 27 stakeholders, and reviewed journal articles, working group proceedings, and manufacturers' sales figures...
November 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165770/current-views-of-common-pediatric-cancers-an-update
#5
Q An, C-H Fan, S-M Xu
Advancements in pediatric cancers diagnostics clarity and treatments have greatly increased survival rates in the pediatric oncology population. Increased survival rates have turned new attention to studying psychosocial stressors and improvisation of the quality of life of the suffering cancer patients. The cancer treatment experience could be divided into three phases: diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment/survivorship. The present review article would focus specifically on the three most common pediatric cancer diagnostic categories viz...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165593/funcoup-4-new-species-data-and-visualization
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Christoph Ogris, Dimitri Guala, Mateusz Kaduk, Erik L L Sonnhammer
This release of the FunCoup database (http://funcoup.sbc.su.se) is the fourth generation of one of the most comprehensive databases for genome-wide functional association networks. These functional associations are inferred via integrating various data types using a naive Bayesian algorithm and orthology based information transfer across different species. This approach provides high coverage of the included genomes as well as high quality of inferred interactions. In this update of FunCoup we introduce four new eukaryotic species: Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Plasmodium falciparum, Bos taurus, Oryza sativa and open the database to the prokaryotic domain by including networks for Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis...
November 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165231/sequence-optimized-real-time-reverse-transcription-polymerase-chain-reaction-assay-for-detection-of-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-virus
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Jeffrey W Koehler, Korey L Delp, Adrienne T Hall, Scott P Olschner, Brian J Kearney, Aura R Garrison, Louis A Altamura, Cynthia A Rossi, Timothy D Minogue
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is a tick-borne virus of the genus Nairovirus within the family Bunyaviridae. Infection can result in general myalgia, fever, and headache with some patients developing hemorrhagic fever with mortality rates ranging from 5% to 30%. CCHFV has a wide geographic range that includes Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe with nucleotide sequence variation approaching 20% across the three negative-sense RNA genome segments. While phylogenetic clustering generally aligns with geographic origin of individual strains, distribution can be wide due to tick/CCHFV dispersion via migrating birds...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164962/upholding-the-human-right-of-children-in-new-zealand-experiencing-communication-difficulties-to-voice-their-needs-and-dreams
#8
Elizabeth Doell, Sally Clendon
New Zealand Ministry of Education's proposal for an updated service to support children experiencing communication difficulties provides an opportunity to consider the essential criteria required for children to express their opinion, information and ideas as outlined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This commentary begins with a summary of key policies that provide strategic direction for enhancing children's rights to be actively involved in the development of services designed to support them and to communicate and participate in inclusive environments...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164037/guidelines-for-the-management-of-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-and-acute-spinal-cord-injury-development-process-and-methodology
#9
Lindsay A Tetreault, Andrea C Skelly, Joseph R Dettori, Jefferson R Wilson, Allan R Martin, Michael G Fehlings
The Institute of Medicine defines clinical practice guidelines as "statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options." Guidelines help clinicians implement best evidence into practice and encourage informed shared decision making with patients. Guidelines are intended to enhance the quality of patient care by discouraging ineffective and potentially harmful interventions and standardizing practice...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164031/nonoperative-versus-operative-management-for-the-treatment-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-an-updated-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
John Rhee, Lindsay A Tetreault, Jens R Chapman, Jefferson R Wilson, Justin S Smith, Allan R Martin, Joseph R Dettori, Michael G Fehlings
Study Design: Systematic review (update). Objective: Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is a progressive degenerative spine disease that is increasingly managed surgically. The objective of this study is to determine the role of nonoperative treatment in the management of DCM by updating a systematic review published by Rhee and colleagues in 2013. The specific aims of this review were (1) to determine the comparative efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of nonoperative and surgical treatment; (2) to assess whether myelopathy severity differentially affects outcomes of nonoperative treatment; and (3) to evaluate whether activities or minor injuries are associated with neurological deterioration...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163979/use-of-a-social-media-network-to-reduce-early-neonatal-mortality-a-preliminary-report-from-a-quality-improvement-project-in-yaound%C3%A3-cameroon
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Adidja Amani, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Evelyn M Mah, Clemence Meguejio Vougmo, Seidou Moluh Moluh, Robinson Mbu
Background: Perinatal networks have yielded substantial contribution in decreasing the neonatal mortality rate. We present here the process of implementation of a perinatal network in Yaoundé (Cameroon) based on the WhatsApp messenger application as well as some preliminary results and achievements. Methods: In December 2016, the Yaoundé Perinatal Network was launched, regrouping a multidisciplinary team of health professionals dealing with perinatal care in Yaoundé, Cameroon...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162904/whole-y-chromosome-sequences-reveal-an-extremely-recent-origin-of-the-most-common-north-african-paternal-lineage-e-m183-m81
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Neus Solé-Morata, Carla García-Fernández, Vadim Urasin, Asmahan Bekada, Karima Fadhlaoui-Zid, Pierre Zalloua, David Comas, Francesc Calafell
E-M183 (E-M81) is the most frequent paternal lineage in North Africa and thus it must be considered to explore past historical and demographical processes. Here, by using whole Y chromosome sequences from 32 North African individuals, we have identified five new branches within E-M183. The validation of these variants in more than 200 North African samples, from which we also have information of 13 Y-STRs, has revealed a strong resemblance among E-M183 Y-STR haplotypes that pointed to a rapid expansion of this haplogroup...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162327/e-learning-teaches-attendings-how-to-objectively-assess-pediatric-urology-trainees-surgery-skills-for-orchiopexy
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Nicolas Fernandez, Max Maizels, Walid Farhat, Edwin Smith, Dennis Liu, Michael Chua, Yasin Bhanji
INTRODUCTION: Established methods to train pediatric urology surgery by residency training programs require updating in response to administrative changes such as new, reduced trainee duty hours. Therefore, new objective methods must be developed to teach trainees. We approached this need by creating e-learning to teach attendings objective assessment of trainee skills using the Zwisch scale, an established assessment tool. The aim of this study was to identify whether or not e-learning is an appropriate platform for effective teaching of this assessment tool, by assessing inter-rater correlation of assessments made by the attendings after participation in the e-learning...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162150/a-content-analysis-of-dissemination-and-implementation-science-resource-initiatives-what-types-of-resources-do-they-offer-to-advance-the-field
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Doyanne Darnell, Caitlin N Dorsey, Abigail Melvin, Jonathan Chi, Aaron R Lyon, Cara C Lewis
BACKGROUND: The recent growth in organized efforts to advance dissemination and implementation (D & I) science suggests a rapidly expanding community focused on the adoption and sustainment of evidence-based practices (EBPs). Although promising for the D & I of EBPs, the proliferation of initiatives is difficult for any one individual to navigate and summarize. Such proliferation may also result in redundant efforts or missed opportunities for participation and advancement. A review of existing D & I science resource initiatives and their unique merits would be a significant step for the field...
November 21, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161885/critical-limb-ischemia-a-practical-up-to-date-review
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Iacopo Fabiani, Enrico Calogero, Nicola Riccardo Pugliese, Rossella Di Stefano, Irene Nicastro, Flavio Buttitta, Marco Nuti, Caterina Violo, Danilo Giannini, Alessandro Morgantini, Lorenzo Conte, Valentina Barletta, Raffaella Berchiolli, Daniele Adami, Mauro Ferrari, Vitantonio Di Bello
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the most advanced form of peripheral artery disease. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and high management costs. It carries a high risk of amputation and local infection. Moreover, cardiovascular complications remain a major concern. Although it is a well-known entity and new technological and therapeutic advances have been made, this condition remains poorly addressed, with significantly heterogeneous management, especially in nonexperienced centers...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161567/the-biology-of-rem-sleep
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REVIEW
John Peever, Patrick M Fuller
Considerable advances in our understanding of the mechanisms and functions of rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep have occurred over the past decade. Much of this progress can be attributed to the development of new neuroscience tools that have enabled high-precision interrogation of brain circuitry linked with REM sleep control, in turn revealing how REM sleep mechanisms themselves impact processes such as sensorimotor function. This review is intended to update the general scientific community about the recent mechanistic, functional and conceptual developments in our current understanding of REM sleep biology and pathobiology...
November 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160841/the-overlapping-area-of-non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity-ncgs-and-wheat-sensitive-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-an-update
#17
REVIEW
Carlo Catassi, Armin Alaedini, Christian Bojarski, Bruno Bonaz, Gerd Bouma, Antonio Carroccio, Gemma Castillejo, Laura De Magistris, Walburga Dieterich, Diana Di Liberto, Luca Elli, Alessio Fasano, Marios Hadjivassiliou, Matthew Kurien, Elena Lionetti, Chris J Mulder, Kamran Rostami, Anna Sapone, Katharina Scherf, Detlef Schuppan, Nick Trott, Umberto Volta, Victor Zevallos, Yurdagül Zopf, David S Sanders
Gluten-related disorders have recently been reclassified with an emerging scientific literature supporting the concept of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). New research has specifically addressed prevalence, immune mechanisms, the recognition of non-immunoglobulin E (non-IgE) wheat allergy and overlap of NCGS with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-type symptoms. This review article will provide clinicians with an update that directly impacts on the management of a subgroup of their IBS patients whose symptoms are triggered by wheat ingestion...
November 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160222/database-documentation-of-marine-mammal-stranding-and-mortality-current-status-review-and-future-prospects
#18
REVIEW
Derek K P Chan, Henry C L Tsui, Brian C W Kot
Databases are systematic tools to archive and manage information related to marine mammal stranding and mortality events. Stranding response networks, governmental authorities and non-governmental organizations have established regional or national stranding networks and have developed unique standard stranding response and necropsy protocols to document and track stranded marine mammal demographics, signalment and health data. The objectives of this study were to (1) describe and review the current status of marine mammal stranding and mortality databases worldwide, including the year established, types of database and their goals; and (2) summarize the geographic range included in the database, the number of cases recorded, accessibility, filter and display methods...
November 21, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160039/fine-tuning-the-p-pastoris-imt1026-genome-scale-metabolic-model-for-improved-prediction-of-growth-on-methanol-or-glycerol-as-sole-carbon-sources
#19
Màrius Tomàs-Gamisans, Pau Ferrer, Joan Albiol
The methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris (Komagataella spp.) is widely used as cell factory for recombinant protein production. In the past recent years, important breakthroughs in the systems-level quantitative analysis of its physiology have been achieved. This wealth of information has allowed the development of genome-scale metabolic models, which make new approaches possible for host cell and bioprocess engineering. Nevertheless, the predictive accuracy of the previous consensus model required to be upgraded and validated with new experimental data sets for P...
November 21, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159939/marked-yield-of-re-evaluating-phenotype-and-exome-target-sequencing-data-in-33-individuals-with-intellectual-disabilities
#20
Bing Xiao, Wenjuan Qiu, Xing Ji, Xiaoqing Liu, Zhuo Huang, Huili Liu, Yanjie Fan, Yan Xu, Yu Liu, Hui Yie, Wei Wei, Hui Yan, Zhuwen Gong, Lixiao Shen, Yu Sun
The diagnosis of intellectual disability/developmental delay (ID/DD) benefits from the clinical application of target/exome sequencing. The yield in Mendelian diseases varies from 25% to 68%. The aim of the present study was to identify the genetic causes of 33 ID/DD patients using target/exome sequencing. Recent studies have demonstrated that reanalyzing undiagnosed exomes could yield additional diagnosis. Therefore, in addition to the normal data analysis, in this study, re-evaluation was performed prior to manuscript preparation after updating OMIM annotations, calling copy number variations (CNVs) and reviewing the current literature...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
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