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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447235/prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-diseases-in-a-semi-urban-nigerian-community-results-of-a-cross-sectional-survey-using-copcord-methodology
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Uhunmwangho U Courage, Dungwom P Stephen, Imoh C Lucius, Charles Ani, Agbaji O Oche, Agaba I Emmanuel, Adelowo O Olufemi
The International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated the Community Oriented Program for the Control of Rheumatic diseases (COPCORD) to promote the growth of rheumatology in developing countries. This is the first COPCORD-type survey carried out in a West African community. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal diseases in a semi-urban Nigerian community, using the COPCORD methodology. This is a cross-sectional total population survey, carried out in Katon Rikkos, Jos, Nigeria, from June 2015 to November 2016...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441127/physician-recruitment-and-retention-in-manitoba-results-from-a-survey-of-physicians-preferences-for-rural-jobs
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Julia Witt
INTRODUCTION: Rural recruitment and retention continues to present challenges to health workforce planners. This paper reports and analyzes the results of a survey sent to physicians in Manitoba, eliciting their opinions regarding rural jobs. METHODS: A survey was sent to all physicians in Manitoba. Part 1 of the survey included questions about background and demographic information; part 2 was a set of job satisfaction questions regarding respondents' current job; and part 3 included 2 sets of stated-choice questions eliciting preferences for a set of attributes relevant to rural recruitment and retention...
2017: Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438085/the-feline-blood-film
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John W Harvey
Practical relevance: Many veterinary practices have invested in quality automated hematology instruments for use in-house. However, regardless of the specific choice of analyzer, there are important hematology findings that can only be determined by microscopic examination of stained blood films. For this reason, and also for the purpose of quality control for the analyzer, a quick blood film review should be performed alongside every automated complete blood count. Even those practices that submit their blood samples to outside diagnostic laboratories for evaluation, still require the capability to examine stained blood films in emergency situations...
May 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437011/noise-reduction-and-functional-maps-image-quality-improvement-in-dynamic-ct-perfusion-using-a-new-k-means-clustering-guided-bilateral-filter-kmgb
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Francesco Pisana, Thomas Henzler, Stefan Schönberg, Ernst Klotz, Bernhard Schmidt, Marc Kachelrieß
PURPOSE: Dynamic CT perfusion (CTP) consists in repeated acquisitions of the same volume in different time steps, slightly before, during and slightly afterwards the injection of contrast media. Important functional information can be derived for each voxel, which reflect the local hemodynamic properties and hence the metabolism of the tissue. Different approaches are being investigated to exploit data redundancy and prior knowledge for noise reduction of such datasets, ranging from iterative reconstruction schemes to high dimensional filters...
April 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434407/ivermectin-to-reduce-malaria-transmission-iii-considerations-regarding-regulatory-and-policy-pathways
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REVIEW
Carlos Chaccour, N Regina Rabinovich
Vector control is a task previously relegated to products that (a) kill the mosquitoes directly at different stages (insecticides, larvicides, baited traps), or (b) avoid/reduce human-mosquito contact (bed nets, repellents, house screening), thereby reducing transmission. The potential community-based administration of the endectocide ivermectin with the intent to kill mosquitoes that bite humans, and thus reduce malaria transmission, offers a novel approach using a well-known drug, but additional steps are required to address technical, regulatory and policy gaps...
April 24, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433207/correlation-of-frontal-sinus-recess-anatomy-with-ethnicity-gender-and-pathology
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Laura K House, Scott P Stringer, Samantha Seals
PURPOSE: Research on frontal sinus cells has been conflicting regarding relationship between frontal sinus cells and frontal sinus disease. There are no published studies regarding gender differences in frontal sinus disease. No comparisons between African Americans and Caucasians and frontal sinus disease have been published. This study attempts to define the above relationships as well as the relationship between number and types of cells and disease. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on sinus CT scans done from 2003 to 2011 at an academic medical center...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428867/adaptative-evolution-of-the-vkorc1-gene-in-mus-musculus-domesticus-is-influenced-by-the-selective-pressure-of-anticoagulant-rodenticides
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Joffrey Goulois, Véronique Lambert, Lionel Legros, Etienne Benoit, Virginie Lattard
Anticoagulant rodenticides are commonly used to control rodent pests worldwide. They specifically inhibit the vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKORC1), which is an enzyme encoded by the Vkorc1 gene, involved in the recycling of vitamin K. Therefore, they prevent blood clotting. Numerous mutations of Vkorc1 gene were reported in rodents, and some are involved in the resistant to rodenticides phenotype. Two hundred and sixty-six mice tails were received from 65 different locations in France. Coding sequences of Vkorc1 gene were sequenced in order to detect mutations...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426402/molecular-identification-of-thelandros-scleratus-and-thelastoma-icemi-nematoda-oxyruida-using-mitochondrial-cox-1-sequences
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Anshu Chaudhary, Garima Kansal, Neetu Singh, Kumari Shobhna, Manu Verma, Hridaya S Singh
Two species of parasitic nematodes collected from the intestine of Brook's House Gecko, Hemidactylus brooki and American cockroach, Periplaneta americana L. The parasites were identified as Thelandros scleratus and Thelastoma icemi by PCR amplification method. Subsequently, sequence analysis of mt cox1 (504 and 540 bp) for T. scleratus and T. icemi respectively revealed that these sequences showed maximum similarity of 90% (in case of T. scleratus), 77% (in case of T. icemi), to nematode sequences available on GenBank...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422332/biofilm-dispersal-multiple-elaborate-strategies-for-dissemination-of-bacteria-with-unique-properties
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REVIEW
Cyril Guilhen, Christiane Forestier, Damien Balestrino
In most environments, microorganisms evolve in a sessile mode of growth, designated as biofilm, which is characterized by cells embedded in a self-produced extracellular matrix. Although a biofilm is commonly described as a "cozy house" where resident bacteria are protected from aggression, bacteria are able to break their biofilm bonds and escape to colonize new environments. This regulated process is observed in a wide variety of species; it is referred to as biofilm dispersal, and is triggered in response to various environmental and biological signals...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422268/housing-conditions-and-respiratory-hospitalizations-among-first-nations-people-in-canada
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Gisèle M Carrière, Rochelle Garner, Claudia Sanmartin
BACKGROUND: Respiratory diseases are among the leading causes of acute care hospitalization for First Nations people. Poor housing conditions are associated with respiratory disorders and may be related to the likelihood of hospitalization. This analysis examines whether First Nations identity is associated with higher odds of hospitalization for respiratory conditions relative to non-Aboriginal persons, and whether such differences in hospitalization rates remain after consideration of housing conditions...
April 19, 2017: Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421079/severe-sequelae-to-mold-related-illness-as-demonstrated-in-two-finnish-cohorts
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Tamara Tuuminen, Kyösti Sakari Rinne
The presence of toxic indoor molds with accompanying bacterial growth is clearly detrimental to human health. The pathophysiological and toxicological effects of toxins and structural components of molds and bacteria have been clarified in experiments conducted in tissue culture and animals, and there is convincing epidemiologic evidence; nonetheless their implications for human health are either ignored or denied, at least in Finland. In this communication, we describe two cohorts suffering severe sequelae to mold-related illness...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420420/distribution-of-ticks-infesting-ruminants-and-risk-factors-associated-with-high-tick-prevalence-in-livestock-farms-in-the-semi-arid-and-arid-agro-ecological-zones-of-pakistan
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Abdul Rehman, Ard M Nijhof, Carola Sauter-Louis, Birgit Schauer, Christoph Staubach, Franz J Conraths
BACKGROUND: Tick infestation is the major problem for animal health that causes substantial economic losses, particularly in tropical and subtropical countries. To better understand the spatial distribution of tick species and risk factors associated with tick prevalence in livestock in Pakistan, ticks were counted and collected from 471 animals, including 179 cattle, 194 buffaloes, 80 goats and 18 sheep, on 108 livestock farms in nine districts, covering both semi-arid and arid agro-ecological zones...
April 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420390/a-novel-viewrna-in-situ-hybridization-method-for-the-detection-of-the-dynamic-distribution-of-classical-swine-fever-virus-rna-in-pk15-cells
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Qianyi Zhang, Lu Xu, Yujie Zhang, Tuanjie Wang, Xingqi Zou, Yuanyuan Zhu, Yan Zhao, Cui Li, Kai Chen, Yongfang Sun, Junxiang Sun, Qizu Zhao, Qin Wang
BACKGROUND: Classical swine fever (CSF) is a highly contagious fatal infectious disease caused by classical swine fever virus (CSFV). A better understanding of CSFV replication is important for the study of pathogenic mechanism of CSF. With the development of novel RNA in situ Hybridization method, quantitatively localization and visualization of the virus RNA molecular in cultured cell or tissue section becomes very important tool to address these pivotal pathogenic questions. In this study, we established ViewRNA ISH method to reveal the dynamic distribution of CSFV RNA in PK15 cells...
April 18, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420188/health-risk-assessment-of-indoor-air-quality-socioeconomic-and-house-characteristics-on-respiratory-health-among-women-and-children-of-tirupur-south-india
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Krassi Rumchev, Yun Zhao, Jeffery Spickett
Background: Indoor air pollution is still considered as one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and especially in developing countries, including India. This study aims to assess social, housing, and indoor environmental factors associated with respiratory health among mothers and children. Methods: The study was conducted in the city of Tirupur, South India. We quantitatively assessed the indoor exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and carbon monoxide in relation to respiratory health among women and children...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418835/costs-and-effectiveness-of-treating-homeless-persons-with-cocaine-addiction-with-alternative-contingency-management-strategies
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Stephen T Mennemeyer, Joseph E Schumacher, Jesse B Milby, Dennis Wallace
BACKGROUND: Between 1990 and 2006 in Birmingham, Alabama USA, 4 separate randomized controlled studies, called "Homeless 1" through "Homeless 4", treated cocaine substance abuse among chronically homeless adults, largely black men, many with non-psychotic mental health problems. The 4 studies had 9 treatment arms that used various counseling methods plus, in some arms, the provision of housing and work therapy usually with a contingent requirement of urine-test verified abstinence from substances...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414786/the-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-meld-as-a-predictor-of-short-term-mortality-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bloodstream-infection-a-single-centre-observational-study
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Jan A Roth, Andreas F Widmer, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Marc Dangel, Reno Frei, Manuel Battegay, Balthasar L Hug
BACKGROUND: Automated laboratory-based prediction models may support clinical decisions in Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (BSIs), which carry a particularly high mortality. Small studies indicated that the laboratory-based Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) score is a risk factor for mortality in critically ill patients with infections. For S. aureus BSIs, we therefore aimed to assess a potential association of the MELD score with mortality. METHODS: In this single-centre observational study, all consecutive patients with a first episode of methicillin-susceptible S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414579/housing-first-for-adults-with-problematic-substance-use
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Rebecca A Cherner, Tim Aubry, John Sylvestre, Rob Boyd, Donna Pettey
OBJECTIVES: This study explores the two-year housing and non-housing outcomes for adults who are homeless with problematic substance use that received scattered-site housing and intensive case management services from a Housing First program in Ottawa, Canada, in comparison with a group of adults who are homeless with problematic substance use that had access to standard care in the community. METHODS: Housing First clients (n = 89) and members of a comparison group (n = 89) completed structured interviews at baseline and were followed for two years...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414073/metabolic-and-affective-consequences-of-fatherhood-in-male-california-mice
#18
Meng Zhao, Theodore Garland, Mark A Chappell, Jacob R Andrew, Wendy Saltzman
Physiological and affective condition can be modulated by the social environment and parental state in mammals. However, in species in which males assist with rearing offspring, the metabolic and affective effects of pair bonding and fatherhood on males have rarely been explored. In this study we tested the hypothesis that fathers, like mothers, experience energetic costs as well as behavioral and affective changes (e.g., depression, anxiety) associated with parenthood. We tested this hypothesis in the monogamous, biparental California mouse (Peromyscus californicus)...
April 13, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412407/prevalence-molecular-epidemiology-and-intra-hospital-acquisition-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strains-producing-carbapenemases-in-an-italian-teaching-hospital-from-january-2015-to-september-2016
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Andrea Bartolini, Monica Basso, Elisa Franchin, Nicola Menegotto, Anna Ferrari, Ettore De Canale, Samantha Andreis, Renzo Scaggiante, Stefania Stefani, Giorgio Palù, Saverio Giuseppe Parisi
OBJECTIVES: We described Klebsiella pneumoniae producing carbapenemases (CPKP) spread from 01/01/2015 to 13/09/16 in a tertiary level hospital. METHODS: The first positive surveillance rectal swab (SRS) or clinical sample (CS) collected in medical department (MD), surgical department (SD) and intensive care department (ICD) was included in the study. A validated in-house Real-Time PCR method was used to detect carbapenemases, multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was used for further characterization of the strains...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410613/evaluation-of-six-serological-elisa-kits-available-in-italy-as-screening-tests-for-equine-infectious-anaemia-surveillance
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Roberto Nardini, Gian Luca Autorino, Charles J Issel, R Frank Cook, Ida Ricci, Raffaele Frontoso, Francesca Rosone, Maria Teresa Scicluna
BACKGROUND: ELISAs are known to have a higher diagnostic sensitivity than the agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID) when employed for serological diagnosis of equine infectious anaemia (EIA). For this purpose, an "in-house" and five commercial ELISAs available in Italy were assessed by the National Reference Centre for EIA for their analytic specificity (Sp); precocity, defined as capability of detecting first antibodies produced during a new infection; precision based on repeatability and reproducibility, estimated from the coefficient of variation (CV); accuracy, estimated from multiple K and relative Sp and sensitivity (Se)...
April 14, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
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