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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727331/-toxocariasis-a-neglected-disease-in-switzerland
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Amélie Duréault, Carlos Perez Valdes, Lalensia Weber, Adam Ogna, Christine Sempoux, Oriol Manuel, Julie Delaloye
Toxocariasis is a zoonotic disease that occurs when humans are infected by the parasites Toxocara canis or Toxocara cati. Toxocariasis is highly prevalent in tropical areas, but can also be found in industrialized countries, particularly in rural areas. Clinical presentation can range from asymptomatic infection to more severe disease. Diagnosis of toxocariasis is based on suggestive clinical findings, eosinophilia and a positive serological testing. Albendazole represents the first-line treatment, associated with corticosteroids in case of severe disease...
April 12, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716236/abnormal-glucose-regulation-hypoglycemic-treatment-during-hospitalization-and-prognosis-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Zhengbao Zhu, Jingyuan Yang, Chongke Zhong, Tan Xu, Aili Wang, Xiaoqing Bu, Yanbo Peng, Hao Peng, Tian Xu, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Yingxian Sun, Jing Chen, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He
BACKGROUND: To examine the effect of abnormal glucose regulation on prognosis and whether hypoglycemic treatment during hospitalization improves prognosis in acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: A total of 3882 acute ischemic stroke patients with an elevated systolic blood pressure between 140mmHg and 220mmHg were included in the China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke (CATIS). The primary outcome was a combination of death and major disability (modified Rankin Scale score≥3) at 3months after stroke...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693755/unraveling-interrelationships-among-psychopathology-symptoms-cognitive-domains-and-insight-dimensions-in-chronic-schizophrenia
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Rose Mary Xavier, Wei Pan, Jennifer R Dungan, Richard S E Keefe, Allison Vorderstrasse
INTRODUCTION: Insight in schizophrenia is long known to have a complex relationship with psychopathology symptoms and cognition. However, very few studies have examined models that explain these interrelationships. METHODS: In a large sample derived from the NIMH Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) schizophrenia trial (N=1391), we interrogated these interrelationships for potential causal pathways using structural equation modeling...
July 7, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693754/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-mitochondrial-genes-variants-and-their-association-with-antipsychotic-induced-weight-gain
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Kirti Mittal, Vanessa F Gonçalves, Ricardo Harripaul, Ari B Cuperfain, Brandi Rollins, Arun K Tiwari, Clement C Zai, Malgorzata Maciukiewicz, Daniel J Müller, Marquis P Vawter, James L Kennedy
Antipsychotic Induced Weight Gain (AIWG) is a common and severe side effect of many antipsychotic medications. Mitochondria play a vital role for whole-body energy homeostasis and there is increasing evidence that antipsychotics modulate mitochondrial function. This study aimed to examine the role of variants in nuclear-encoded mitochondrial genes and the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in conferring risk for AIWG. We selected 168 European-Caucasian individuals from the CATIE sample based upon meeting criteria of multiple weight measures while taking selected antipsychotics (risperidone, quetiapine or olanzapine)...
July 7, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691033/prevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-and-other-gastrointestinal-parasites-in-domestic-cats-from-households-in-thika-region-kenya
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Adele Nyambura Njuguna, John Maina Kagira, Simon Muturi Karanja, Maina Ngotho, Lucy Mutharia, Naomi Wangari Maina
Gastrointestinal (GIT) parasites of domestic cats (Felis catus) not only cause morbidity but are also potential zoonotic agents. The current study aimed at establishing the prevalence of GIT parasites in cats kept by households in Thika region, Kenya. Fecal samples were collected randomly from 103 cats and analyzed for presence of parasites using standard parasitological methods. In descending order, the prevalence of the detected protozoa parasites was Isospora spp. 43.7% (95% CI: 40.4-47%), Cryptosporidium spp...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682773/differentiation-of-toxocara-canis-and-toxocara-cati-based-on-pcr-rflp-analyses-of-rdna-its-and-mitochondrial-cox1-and-nad1-regions
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Fattaneh Mikaeili, Alexander Mathis, Peter Deplazes, Hossein Mirhendi, Afshin Barazesh, Sepideh Ebrahimi, Eshrat Beigom Kia
The definitive genetic identification of Toxocara species is currently based on PCR/sequencing. The objectives of the present study were to design and conduct an in silico polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method for identification of Toxocara species. In silico analyses using the DNASIS and NEBcutter softwares were performed with rDNA internal transcribed spacers, and mitochondrial cox1 and nad1 sequences obtained in our previous studies along with relevant sequences deposited in GenBank...
September 26, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679083/antimicrobial-resistance-in-escherichia-coli-and-salmonella-spp-isolates-from-fresh-produce-and-the-impact-to-food-safety
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Pierangeli G Vital, Marie Bernadine D Caballes, Windell L Rivera
Foodborne diseases associated with fresh produce consumption have escalated worldwide, causing microbial safety of produce of critical importance. Bacteria that have increasingly been detected in fresh produce are Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp., both of which have been shown to progressively display antimicrobial resistance. The study focused on the assessment of antimicrobial resistance of these enteric bacteria from different kinds of fresh produce from various open air markets and supermarkets in the Philippines...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678896/gastrointestinal-parasites-in-stray-and-shelter-cats-in-the-municipality-of-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
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Pâmela Figueiredo Pereira, Alynne da Silva Barbosa, Ana Paula Pereira de Moura, Marcelo Leitão Vasconcellos, Claudia Maria Antunes Uchôa, Otílio Machado Pereira Bastos, Maria Regina Reis Amendoeira
The increasingly urban nature of the population has led many people to choose independent pets, such as cats. This situation has also made it possible for these animals to be abandoned, thus increasing the numbers of cats on the streets and in shelters. These animals can act as a source of infection for other hosts. Between 2014 and 2015, the frequency of gastrointestinal parasites in captive and stray cats in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro was analyzed. Ninety-one fecal samples were collected from captive cats and 172 from stray cats...
June 29, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654494/reliability-and-validity-of-the-50-ft-walk-test-for-idiopathic-toe-walking
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Catie Christensen, Amanda Haddad, Elizabeth Maus
PURPOSE: To evaluate interrater reliability and concurrent validity of the 50-ft walk test (FWT) for children with idiopathic toe walking (ITW). METHODS: Thirty children, 6 to 13 years old, with ITW participated. During the 50-FWT, an accelerometer counted total steps. A physical therapist counted the number of toe-walking steps. The number of toe-walking steps was divided by the total steps to calculate a toe-walking percentage. Interrater reliability was assessed by correlating the toe-walking percentage obtained by 2 raters using an intraclass correlation coefficient...
July 2017: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638630/crystal-structure-of-a-pyrazine-2-3-dicarboxamide-ligand-and-of-its-silver-i-nitrate-complex-a-three-dimensional-coordination-polymer
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Dilovan S Cati, Helen Stoeckli-Evans
The title ligand, C18H16N6O2·2H2O (L1) [N(2),N(3)-bis-(pyridin-4-ylmeth-yl)pyrazine-2,3-dicarboxamide], crystallized as a dihydrate. The mol-ecule is U-shaped with the carboxamide groups being cis to one another, making a dihedral angle of 81.6 (5)°. The terminal pyridine rings are inclined to one another by 58.5 (4)°. There is an intra-molecular N-H⋯Npyrazine hydrogen bond present, forming an S(5) ring motif. In the crystal, adjacent mol-ecules are linked by N-H⋯Ocarboxamide hydrogen bonds, forming a chain along [001]...
June 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636499/monoclonal-antibody-against-toxocara-cati-second-stage-larvae
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June 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619295/effects-of-massage-therapy-on-anxiety-depression-hyperventilation-and-quality-of-life-in-hiv-infected-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Reychler Gregory, Caty Gilles, Arcq Aude, Lebrun Laurie, Belkhir Leïla, Yombi Jean-Cyr, Marot Jean-Christophe
INTRODUCTION: HIV infection is often preceded or accompanied by psychiatric comorbidities. These disorders improve with complementary therapies. The aim of this study was to measure the effect of massage therapy on anxiety, depression, hyperventilation and quality of life in HIV infected patients. METHOD: Adult HIV-infected patients were randomized (n=29) in massage therapy group (one hour a week during four weeks) and control group. Anxiety and depression (HADS-A and HADS-D), hyperventilation (Nijmegen questionnaire) and quality of life (WHOQOL-HIV) were evaluated at inclusion and after 4 weeks...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601060/endoparasites-of-eurasian-lynx-lynx-lynx-linnaeus-1758-from-an-enclosure-of-western-pomeranian-nature-society-in-jablonowo
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Katarzyna J Filip, Aleksander W Demiaszkiewicz
The aim of this study was to describe parasites of three lynx living in an enclosure of Western Pomeranian Nature Society in Jablonowo. During analysis of 3 gram faecal samples eggs of Toxascaris leonina, Toxocara cati, Ancylostoma sp. and oocysts of Cystoisospora felis were found. To our knowledge this is the first report of C. felis infection in lynx from Poland. Presented research show that wild cats in captivity are particularly exposed on parasitic infections and demand regular examination.
2017: Annals of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601059/endoparasites-of-eurasian-lynx-lynx-lynx-linnaeus-1758-from-an-enclosure-of-western-pomeranian-nature-society-in-jablonowo
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Katarzyna J Filip, Aleksander W Demiaszkiewicz
The aim of this study was to describe parasites of three lynx living in an enclosure of Western Pomeranian Nature Society in Jablonowo. During analysis of 3 gram faecal samples eggs of Toxascaris leonina, Toxocara cati, Ancylostoma sp. and oocysts of Cystoisospora felis were found. To our knowledge this is the first report of C. felis infection in lynx from Poland. Presented research show that wild cats in captivity are particularly exposed on parasitic infections and demand regular examination.
2017: Annals of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587672/exploring-parent-reported-barriers-to-supporting-their-child-s-health-behaviors-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jocelyn W Jarvis, Daniel W Harrington, Heather Manson
BACKGROUND: Parents can influence the health behaviors of their children by engaging in supportive behaviors (e.g., playing outside with their child, limiting recreational screen time). How, and the extent to which parents engage in supportive behaviors may be influenced by perceived barriers. The purpose of this study is to explore whether the frequency, and types, of barriers to providing parental support are dependent on the type of child health behavior being supported (i.e., physical activity, recreational screen time reduction, healthy eating, and sleep)...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587271/development-of-activity-and-participation-norms-among-general-adult-populations-in-taiwan
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Chia-Feng Yen, Tzu-Ying Chiu, Tsan-Hon Liou, Wen-Chou Chi, Hua-Fang Liao, Chung-Chao Liang, Reuben Escorpizo
Based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) and the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0), The Functioning Disability Evaluation Scale-Adult version (FUNDES-Adult) began development in 2011. The FUNDES-Adult was designed to assess the difficulty level of an individual's activities and participation in daily life. There is a lack of research regarding the profile of activity and participation for the general adult population. The purposes of this study were to establish activity and participation norms for the general adult population in Taiwan and to describe, discuss, and compare the activity and participation profile with other population...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575681/drug-use-practices-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-a-context-of-drug-market-changes-challenges-for-optimal-coverage-of-harm-reduction-programs
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Élise Roy, Nelson Arruda, Pascale Leclerc, Carole Morissette, Caty Blanchette, Karine Blouin, Michel Alary
BACKGROUND: Until the early 2000s, people who inject drugs (PWID) in Québec had mainly been injecting powder cocaine and heroin. Since then, ethnographic studies have shown that the drug market has diversified, with crack and prescription opioids (PO) becoming increasingly available. This could have led to changes in drug use practices among PWID. The objectives of our study were to examine annual trends in injection of different drugs, crack smoking and frequent injection (FI), as well as relationships between injected drugs and FI...
May 30, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575321/the-validity-and-sensitivity-of-panss-6-in-the-clinical-antipsychotic-trials-of-intervention-effectiveness-catie-study
#18
Søren D Østergaard, Leslie Foldager, Ole Mors, Per Bech, Christoph U Correll
It was recently demonstrated in acutely exacerbated schizophrenia that a 6-item version (PANSS-6: P1 = delusions, P2 = conceptual disorganization, P3 = hallucinations, N1 = blunted affect, N4 = social withdrawal, N6 = lack of spontaneity/flow of conversation) of the 30-item Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS-30) was scalable (all items provide unique information regarding syndrome severity) and able to separate the effect of antipsychotics from placebo. Here, we tested the validity and sensitivity of PANSS-6 in the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) outpatient study...
June 1, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560613/the-relationship-between-neighborhood-disorder-social-networks-and-indoor-cigarette-smoking-among-impoverished-inner-city-residents
#19
Carl A Latkin, Tuo-Yen Tseng, Melissa Davey-Rothwell, Ryan D Kennedy, Meghan Bridgid Moran, Lauren Czaplicki, Catie Edwards, Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, Geetanjali Chander, Amy R Knowlton
Impoverished urban neighborhoods tend to have higher rates of smoking and higher rates of exposure to secondhand smoke as compared to more affluent neighborhoods. Contextual factors of neighborhood disorder and social network and household composition may have an impact on indoor smoking behaviors. The TIDE study examined psychosocial factors associated with smoking behaviors among impoverished inner-city smokers in Baltimore, Maryland. Among a community-recruited sample of 413 smokers who lived with others, most (73%) reported that they or others smoked in their residence...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551835/measurement-of-quality-of-life-and-attitudes-towards-illness-in-children-and-young-people-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jennifer Heath, Paul Norman, Martin Christian, Alan Watson
PURPOSE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can place restrictions upon biopsychosocial development in children; consequently, assessment of self-reported quality of life (QoL) is important in patient evaluations. This research aimed to evaluate a generic and renal-specific self-report QoL scale, assess children's attitudes towards living with CKD and propose an appropriate tool for future individual clinical use or departmental audit. METHODS: Seventy-one children (41 male, 30 female; mean age = 13...
May 27, 2017: Quality of Life Research
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